Guest Speaker Programme for Class VIII

A Guest speaker programme was organized for the students of Class VIII, Sections A-F during their Work Experience periods, on 12 October 2017.

Mr. Rajeeva Shukla, Additional Secretary, Land and Building Department, Vikas Bhavan , was the Guest of Honour. He and his accompanying team members were extended a warm welcome by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra.

Mr. Shukla addressed the students on various aspects of natural disasters. He gave the students a brief idea of the types of natural disasters e.g. tsunamis, fires, earthquakes etc. He also threw light on the precautionary measures that one could take if such a calamity arises. A slide show made the talk interesting and easy to comprehend. His presentation was followed by an interactive session on the safety measures to be taken and the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ to be followed in case of a fire at home / school. The session was interesting and provided an insight to the students.

A similar session would be organised for the students of Sections G-K, in the month of December.



Workshop For Parents Of Class VII

A workshop was organized for the parents of class VII students on Wednesday, 30th August 2017. It was held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the AVH. The topic was based on the concept of better parenting.

The Guest Speakers were Mr. Anand Agrawal, Additional Controller, Ministry of Defence and Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist, Fortis Healthcare.

Mr. Anand Agrawal spoke about the use of social media. He advised the parents to be careful and monitor the excessive use of social media by their children. Dr. Vishal Chhabra spoke about various parenting styles and urged the parents not to give in to the unreasonable demands of their children.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra also addressed the gathering. The workshop ended with an interactive session where parents were able to clarify their doubts and seek advice.



Guest Speaker Program For Class IX

A guest speaker program was organised on 29 August 2017 for the students of class IX. Mr Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO ,MYGOV India , an IAS officer addressed the students about the need to be careful about their behaviour on social media .The program started with the Vice Principal Mrs Anita Singh welcoming the guest .Mr Gaurav Dwivedi then spoke to the students about understanding the need of security in the virtual world .He advised students on how they could guard their identity on the social networking sites and be selective about their friends group on social media . He cited examples of cases of cheating on social media. He also pointed the fraudulent sites which trap people and the need to verify the validity of such sites and told the students how they could check the authenticity of such sites . The guest then took questions from the students and solved their queries .



Workshop For Parents of Class VIII

A workshop was organized for parents of students of class VIII on 23 August 2017 from 2.30 p.m.- 4.30 p.m. in the A.V.H. The session was well attended. The ideology behind the workshop was guidance to better parenting , an insight to the child’s psyche and also to create awareness towards providing a greater cyber security for our children.

A welcome address was given by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, who stressed upon the need for greater communication with the children, for being the role model for them and for learning to say ‘NO’ to the unacceptable wishes and demands of the children.

The Guest Speakers were Mr.Anand Agrawal, Additional Controller, Ministry of Defence and Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist, Fortis Healthcare. Mr. Agrawal spoke about keeping tabs on the child’s use of social media, putting up security settings to prevent unwarranted cybercrimes and to be aware of trending internet games that could prove to be dangerous e.g. the ‘Blue Whale challenge’.

Dr. Chhabra spoke of various parenting types; authoritative, disciplinarian and the accepting and acceding kinds. He  laid emphasis on keeping the communication channels open, upon building the entire personality and concept of the child rather than focussing on short term goals and also to avoid comparisons with siblings or friends. The workshop was quite interactive with many  parents putting up queries and seeking advice on dealing with normal day to day dilemmas of dealing with their children.

The session ended with the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra delivering a vote of Thanks.



Guest Speaker Programme for Biology Students of Class XII

Biology Department Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organised Guest Speaker Programme for Class XII Biology Students on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 9.30am to 10.30 am.

Dr.P. Jayaraj ,Assistant Professor , Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara college , University of Delhi was the speaker as subject expert. He explained the intricate details involved and highlighted various interesting aspects of Human Reproductive Biology.

It was an interactive session which brought more clarity and understanding of the topic in the students. The programme was coordinated by Ms Kajal Sethi, Ms Shalini Chanan and Ms Niva Chhonkar of the Biology Department.



Guest Speaker Programme – Organised by the Geography Dept and Disaster Management Club

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised by the Geography dept and Disaster Management club of DPS RK Puram on the 2/8/17. Professor Rakhi Parijat, Associate Professor of Geography, Miranda House , University of Delhi was invited to address the students. She was welcomed by the Principal Ms Vanita Sehgal. There were three sessions. The first session was on Disaster Management and was conducted for Disaster management monitors of classes 8, 9, and 12 . The session started with an interactive session with the students. Prof Parijat informed the students about the different aspects of disaster management and its significance in our lives.
The following session was conducted for the geography students of class 11, on ‘Remote sensing and its application in GIS and GPS’, where she spoke about the field work and communication techniques that have evolved over time with the help of remote sensing technology and its significance in today’s life.

The last session was held for the geography students of class 12, where Dr. Parijat enlightened the students on ‘Human Environment Interactions’ – the concepts of physical geography,ecology and evolution of human beings and culture and their impact on nature .

The sessions were very interesting and interactive. Mrs Arti Trivedi , Mrs.Sangeeta Rana and Mrs.Niva Chhonkar from the Disaster Management team Of the school were also present. The coordinator of the program Mrs Rupa Das, Head of the department, Geography delivered the vote of thanks.



Guest Speaker Programme for Students of Class VIII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised for students of class VIII, sections A-F, on 3rd of August, 2017. Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, addressed the students. He spoke on the security issues while using the internet and the safe guards to be taken. He also sounded the students of the information leaked out on social website like Facebook etc. The talk was engaging and interactive. He shall also be providing a questionnaire for the parents to fill in regarding the above.



Guest Speaker Programme Class XII Psychology

A guest speaker programme for class XII students was conducted at DPS R.K. Puram on 21st July 2017. Mr AK Bhatnagar, who retired as Vice Principal from Navyug School Sarojini Nagar, an active member in the syllabus committee for Psychology was invited. He is also involved in framing of Question papers and marking scheme for Psychology with the CBSE and has authored several books. He combined pieces of wisdom with humour, telling the students about the sections students tend to lose marks in and errors to watch out for. He emphasised on the importance of reading the question paper thoroughly, specified that the answers should be direct and reiterated the significance of doing well in the viva voce exam. The other tips he gave were the little things that separates the best papers from the mediocre ones, like writing examples, having a good presentation etc. All in all, the event was a success, and the students left the program enlightened and enriched.



Class VII – Guest Speaker Programme

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VII on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 and Thursday, 13 July 2017. Dr. Archana Singh, associate professor at the department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, addressed the students and spoke about Health and Nutrition.

The topic was relevant to the age group; children were urged to eat healthy, clean food and to stay active. Dr. Archna emphasized on having a good and nutritious breakfast. She provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the ill effects of having junk food.

It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.



Workshop for Parents of Class VI

A Workshop was conducted for the parents of Class VI on 14 July 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the issues faced by young adolescents and how to deal with the same to ensure that the children are healthy and well adjusted.

To guide the parents and teachers to this end, Dr. Vishal Chhabra, a renowned psychiatrist and Dr. Vandana Bhatia, a doctor specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, were invited. Dr. Chhabra spoke about parenting styles and their effect on the children. Dr. Bhatia spoke about the importance of focusing on various aspects of physical and mental development of adolescents. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal and the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra also addressed the gathering. The session was very informative and proved to be a learning experience for all present.



Guest Speaker Programme for the Students of Class XII

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class XII by the Economics Department on Tuesday, 18th July 2017. Mr. I.C.Dhingra, author of Micro and Macro Economics, addressed the students and spoke about introduction of projects in the curriculum of 2017 by CBSE. His main focus was selection of topic for the project and the guidelines to be followed. It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.He provided the students with useful tips and Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, concluded the session by giving useful dos and don’ts about the project. Ms Anita Singhal, Head of the Department gave the vote of the thanks.



Doing Your Best – Value of the Month (May-2017) Classes VI-VIII

 

Class VI

The class teachers conducted sessions with the students during the Home Room period. They spoke about various real life instances and people who faced the odds and performed to the best of their abilities.

The students were also asked to speak about the significance of doing one’s best. Students also put up posters and quotations based on the topic in the classroom and discussed the same with their peers.

Moreover, the departments of English and Hindi also conducted debate competitions, keeping in mind the themes of determination, perseverance and hard work. The results of the debate are as follows:

English Debate
1st Position – Swarnika Bhardwaj (VI-E)
2nd Position – Abhishek Agarwal (VI-A)
3rd Position – Smaira Gupta (VI C) & Yashraj (VI-J)

Hindi Debate
1st Position – Abhishek Aggarwal (VI-A)
2nd Position – Kanishka (VI-C)
3rd Position – Aaradya Bhatiya (VI-F)
 Class VII

The class teachers had interactive sessions with the students in the Home Room period on the given topic. The significance of doing your best and why it should be valued was discussed in great detail. Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein were quoted as examples. An inspiring story of US President, Barrack Obama was narrated by the class teacher of VII – I.

A debate (English and Hindi) related to the topic was conducted in all the sections. The results of the debate are as follows:

Hindi Debate
1st Position – Urmi Bhatnagar (VII-H)
2nd Position – Vedika Shukla (VII-E) and Lipi Sahi (VII-B)
3rd Position – Muskaan Saxena (VII-F)
Consolation – Krish Prabhakar (VII-B) and Bhuvnesh (VII-I)

English Debate
1st Position – Sanjam Singh (VII-D)
2nd Position – Vatsa Gupta (VII-B) and Arushi (VII-I)
3rd Position – Hamsini Dewan (VII-A) and Vedika Shukla (VII-E)

Students gave presentations on the importance of doing your best and how to go about it. Students decorated the class soft boards with beautiful quotes, poems and articles related to the topic.

Class VIII

The value of the month was ‘Doing Your Best’. As the name suggests the students were inspired to put in their best. Their good efforts and actions were appreciated by the class representatives, class teachers and subject teachers. Quotes were put up in the classes to inspire the students to do their best. The class teachers and students spoke about their experiences, motivational moments during the Homeroom periods.

As a part of ‘doing your best’, the departments of Hindi and English conducted inter section debate activities.

The results of the debate were as follows:

Hindi Debate
1st Position – Shaurya Parihar –VIII G
2nd Position – Vir Malhotra- VIII F, Diya Dutt-VIII G
3rd Position – Tushar Bhatt-VIII E, Roopkiran-VIII K
Consolation – Akshaya- VIII D, Tarini- VIII B

English Debate
1st Position – Vir Malhotra – VIII F
2nd Position – Aanya Roy – VIII H
3rd Position – VIII D



Class VI – Guest Speaker Programme

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of class VI on Monday, 24 April 2017 and Thursday, 11 May 2017. Dr. Deepak Gaur, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, was the esteemed speaker. Dr. Gaur spoke to the students about ‘Health and Nutrition’. Through interesting videos and his interaction with the students, he emphasized on the importance of maintaining hygiene around us to ensure our good health.

He provided the students with useful tips and warned them of the dangers associated with the usage of mobile phones, among other things.

Dr. Gaur’s sessions were greatly appreciated by the students and teachers alike. They were very informative and engaging for the students.



Class VIII – Guest Speaker Programme

Dr. Mrs. Vandana Bhatia, addressed the students of class VIII on ‘Health issues in Adolesecents’. The interaction was held over two days. Students from sections G-K were addressed on 9 May 2017 and students from sections A-F attended the programme on 11 May 2917.

The topic was relevant to the age group, wherein issues of peer pressure, mood swings, feeling of depression, rampant use of social media, indulgence towards ‘junk’ food were raised. It also brought up the issue of refusing to give in to the lure of bad habits.

The talk also reiterated that parents, teachers and elders think of the child’s welfare when they do not succumb to the child’s desires at all times.

The students appreciated the interactive sessions and were very receptive to the speaker.



Punctuality– Value of the Month (April) Classes VI-VIII

Class VI
The value for the month of April 2017 was punctuality. Class teachers and subject teachers endeavored to inculcate the same in the students through various activities.

Teachers spoke about the importance of being punctual. Students who exhibited the quality were praised in the class. Students were also asked to speak about the importance of punctuality. The students also shared various quotations and thoughts on punctuality.

Class VII
The class teachers had an interactive session with the students in the Home Room period on the given topic. The significance of punctuality and why it should be valued were discussed in great detail. It was unanimously agreed upon that punctuality is the hallmark of a civilized and well -mannered person. It should be practiced at all times under all circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi was quoted as the foremost example. The students actively participated and decorated the soft boards with beautiful quotes, poems and articles related to the topic.

Class teachers shared the importance of being punctual and punctuality as a sign of respect. A Documentary on what punctuality means in different countries was shown to the students by the class teacher of VII I.
Some students prepared a presentation and read out the famous speech of Steve Jobs: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” highlighting the importance of being punctual.

Class VIII
The new session began with the students observing the value of Punctuality. The class teachers counseled the students to arrive to school, class in time. The practice of timely submission of work was restated. Students observing punctuality were applauded to encourage the others.

Quotes were put up in classes and in the Circular Block.
Certificates are being awarded to deserving students for exhibiting this value by the class/subject teachers. Section F was awarded the certificate of Appreciation for displaying the value of Punctuality meticulously.



Orientation Programme for the Parents of Students of Class X

An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of students of Class X on 17 April 2017 from 2:15 PM to 4.00 PM. The sessions took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections of Class X. The parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child is in. It was a feeling of back to school for the parents. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other. The class teachers briefed them about the code of conduct and examination scheme for Class X.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment in ensuring their child’s growth and development. The Vice Principal Ms. Anita Singh, also addressed the parents. She spoke about the school rules and the new assessment scheme in detail, to ensure that the parents are suitable informed. Ms. Shaloo Khanna and Ms. Vinita Gupta, the class reps, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers of the various sections spoke in detail about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.

The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure that the parents are at ease about the new examination scheme and any query related to any subject could be sorted out, and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers ensured the same.



Class VII Orientation Programme (2017-2018)

An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of the students of class VII on 13 April 2017 from 2:30 pm onwards. The meetings took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections which helped the parents familiarize themselves with the class environment.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the parents and interacted with them. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, also addressed the parents. The class reps, Ms. Sapna Sharma and Ms. Richa Basrao, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers discussed about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.

The Orientation Programme was very informative and proved to be beneficial for the parents, as they could clarify their doubts, and acquaint themselves with the teachers at the beginning of the session itself.



Class VIII Orientation Programme (2017-2018)

An orientation programme was held for the parents, of students of class VIII, on 13th April’2017. The programme was conducted over two time slots to enable teachers, having more than two sections to teach, to have a quality time interaction.

Parents of sections B, D,E, J and K met the teachers between 2.30- 3.30 p.m. while parents of sections A, C, F, G, H, I met the teachers between 3.30-4.30 p.m. The interaction took place in their wards classrooms, where the class teacher and subject teachers introduced themselves and made the parents familiar with the changed system of assessment, methodology of teaching, activities conducted et al. The parents concerns and queries were also satisfied in the best manner possible.

The Principal and Headmistress also visited the classes and extended a warm welcome to the parents, assuring them of the school’s commitment to further their child’s growth.

The parents turned up in large numbers, making the programme a success.



BACK TO SCHOOL – Orientation Programme for the Parents of Students of Class VI

An Orientation Programme was held for the parents of students of class VI sections A to F on 5th April 2017 and sections G to K on 6th April 2017 from 2:30 PM onwards. As the sessions took place in the classrooms allotted to the respective sections of class VI, the parents were able to acquaint themselves with the environment their child would soon be walking into. It was a productive afternoon for the parents and the teachers, who had a chance to interact with each other before the beginning of the new session.

The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, warmly welcomed the parents and assured them of the school’s commitment in ensuring their child’s growth and development. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, also addressed the parents. She spoke about the school rules and the new assessment scheme in detail, to ensure that the parents are suitable informed. Ms. Payal and Ms. Pratibha, the class reps, also introduced themselves to the parents. All class teachers and subject teachers of the various sections spoke, in detail, about the prescribed textbooks, notebooks, the syllabi and the new assessment pattern.

The goal of the Orientation Programme was to ensure that the parents are at ease about the transition of the students from the junior schools to the senior school, and a warm interaction between the parents and the teachers ensured the same.



Teachers Training Programme for Junior Schools of DPS R.K.Puram

A Teachers Training Programme for the Junior Schools of DPS R.K.Puram at Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash was held in DPS R.K.Puram on the 23rd of March 2017. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal welcomed the guests and emphasized the need of teachers being extra sensitive towards the issues related to children. Ms Archana Pental, Headmistress, Vasant Vihar and Ms Dolly Chanana, Headmistress, East of Kailash were also present.

In the first interactive session, ‘Creating a safe, protective environment for children’ the two guest speakers discussed the legal and psychological aspect of POCSO, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Ms Prashanti Pasupuleti , Legal Associate, Supreme Court of India, spoke about the legal framework related to Child abuse and the role of counselling in this regard. She highlighted the key points of the Child Protection Policy and online safety. Dr Vishal Chhabra, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Health Care spoke about indicators of abuse and highlighted the need for educators to be able to identify sudden change of behaviour in children, signs of depression and anxiety.This was followed by a demo on First Aid by Ms Divya Varghese, Clinical Instructor from Fortis Healthcare Team. Techniques as to how to deal with different medical emergency situations like insect bite, poisoning, fracture, electrocution, burn injuries, nose bleeding, choking and Heat stroke were demonstrated.

The next session was on ‘Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Classroom Management’.Ms Mimansa Singh,Clinical Psychologist spoke about different types of disabilities and their indicators. Later, Ms Gunita Kaur suggested simple activities and exercises that improve the concentration and speed-up the learning process. The Programme Incharge was Ms Niva Chhonkar, Coordinator of the Department of Biology.



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