WORKSHOP FOR PARENT AND STUDENTS
Fun With Paper
“Without playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” Celebrations of Diwali commence with decoration of your surroundings with frills and diyas. In order to add a twist to the celebration this time, Gurugram Global Heights school conducted a workshop on making beautiful decorative craft material for Diwali. The students were fascinated to learn about an array of craft material that can be made using paper and scissors. The resource person taught the students as how many items they can make out of different coloured sheet. The workshop was indeed a platform for the students to be a creative learners.
To imbibe a healthy relationship among the stakeholders of a school, it is crucial to give them the impression of the school curriculum and strategies. Gurugram Global Heights School conducted an Open House for the parents of Montessori classes. The session was initiated by a beautiful quote:” To be in your child’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” The session revolved around the vision of early years that believes on holistic growth through child’s engagement. The trainer gave an insight to the teaching strategies used by the teachers in the school to familiarize the parents as what their child is learning upto. The active involvement of the parents made the session more interactive and useful. The Vice Principal of the school, Ms. Bhavna Chibber concluded the session by her words, “Try to see your child as a seed that came in a packet without the label. Your job is to provide the right environment and nutrients and to pull the weeds. You can’t decide what kind of flower you’ll get or in which season it will bloom.”
With an Aim to Encourage Every Child to Take Up Sports
With an aim to encourage every child to take up sports, Gurugram Global Heights School took one more step forward in providing the best of facilities to its students. The school came up with two new synthetic lawn tennis courts on March 16, 2019. The newly laid deco turf tennis courts were formally inaugurated by Mr. Gaurav Sharma, the World Power lifting Champion 2016, London and the vice chairman of Delhi Olympic Association, New Delhi. He played some ceremonial shot on court and appreciated the efforts put in by the school for overall development of the students. The Vice Principal of the School, Ms. Bhavna Chibber in her words mentioned: “This is one of the most advanced tennis court according to international standards and is a great exposure to the young lads towards the sport.”
A Wise Man Once Said, “after Nourishment, Shelter, and Companionship, Stories Are the Thing We Need Most in the World.
A wise man once said, “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” To give wings to a child’s imagination and taking them to places beyond the boundaries of our physical world and into the land of fairies, dragons and wishing trees, story narration proves to be the most idealistic technique for students of all ages. Weaving the skills of creativity, poise, confidence, and imagination, GGHS conducted an on the spot Story Telling activity for all the students on February 27, 2019. The students were asked to gather things from a room and create their own story. The students made effective use of their imagination, gesture and voice modulation. The activity proved to be a great adhesive to connect to like-minded characters or see the world literally from within someone else’s skin.
Orientation Day Report
“A parent is a teacher at home and a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe.”
Under the able guidance of our Vice Chairman, Ms. Yojana Raghav, an Orientation Programme was organized for the parents of kindergarten and middle school at Gurugram Global Heights School on 25th and 26th March 2019. The aim was to familiarize the parents, “as partners in progress” with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-scholastic activities. The programme commenced with the lighting of lamp followed by a Saraswati Vandana by the teachers. The school Vice Chairman, Ms. Yojana Raghav welcomed the parents. She shared the vision, the academic and non-academic facilities provided by the school. Numerous fun filled activities were organized in the classes which kept the toddlers busy and happy. The Vice Principal, Ms. Bhavna Chibber, graced the occasion with her inspiring words, where she focused on the joint partnership of parents and the school in nurturing children’s holistic development. She laid stress on effective communication between the teachers and the parents and also sought their support and suggestion so that best could be attained for the development of the child. The parents were acquainted with the teaching methodologies, sports exposure given to the children and various social and environmental activities initiated by the school.
The faculty member, Ms. Usha Pathania, had the gathering glued to their seats, with her gripping stories and examples on relationships. Be it husband-wife, mother-child, Teacher – Student – Parent relationship, she touched all aspects. The essence of the session was “quality time is more valuable for a child rather than providing them with material comforts and pleasures”. The Parents were given a visual tour of Animation, Gaming, Product Design, Manufacturing, Robotics, Architectural, and Engineering & Construction into the class. The event oriented everyone to a new beginning and set the mood for the upcoming session.
Workshop on Good Touch and Bad Touch
“Sensitizing children from a very young age.” The best security blanket a child can have is Self-Awareness. Considering the fact that cases of child sexual abuses are on the rise, an awareness session on ‘Good Touch Bad Touch’ was conducted by Gurugram Global Heights School on January 17, 2019. All the students from primary classes actively participated in the engaging workshop where they were taught about their “Safe Zones”. The Resource person Ms. Bharti, with the help of numerous videos, pictures, etc. explained to students how to differentiate and identify “bad touch” or other “uncomfortable behavior” from others. It was a great initiative and a step further to spread awareness about ‘Good and Bad Touch’ one of the most sensitive issues in today’s time for children to understand the prevailing truth and essential guidelines to deal with the same, thus making themselves future ready.
Workshop on Best Out of Waste
“Creativity, as has been said, is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” — George Kneller. In order to make children aware of uses of waste material and to give them a lesson on reducing waste to save our future, a ‘Best out of Waste’ workshop was organised for students of classes I to V on 24 September 2018. Mind-blowing, beyond expectation, fantabulous ideas were demonstrated by students. Right from waste bottle, bottle cap, newspaper every waste material was used and the result was a many item made out of waste. It is one such craft which follows this environmental friendly principle and at the same time creates useful and picturesque objects out of waste products. Little hands and imagination minds came together in a creative burst of energy during the activity
Positive Parenting Workshop
Being a parent is no less than bliss; however, there can never be a more daunting task than to find a perfect way to parenting. Parenting or child-rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. GGHS conducted a workshop on Positive Parenting on 15th September’18, Saturday. Shri N.M Bhatia, former Principal of Chiranjiv Bharti School graced the event as the chief guest. Mr.Kashyap, Coordinator of National Rural Health mission, Mr. Dinesh Sehrawat Gram Sarpanch and Ms. Yojana Raghav Academic Director GGHS, graced the event with their presence. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Aashish Juneja a Positive Psychology Futurist and Founder of Success Neurons Pvt Ltd. He spoke about how to nurture a child to become a happy, independent, confident and sociablelearner, fully equipped to deal with life and all of its challenges.
He put light on setting up a routine for children and striking the right balance between disciplining a child and giving into his or her emotional needs. A more participative and not being a Judgmental style of parenting will build a trusting relationship between the parent, child and the school and will make more secure and mature adults in the future.
With many queries and doubts being clarified at the workshop, it turned out to be a highly interactivesession. The parents shared positive feedback about the workshop and appreciated the efforts of GGHS team. The day was sum up with motivational words of the Vice Principal of the school, Ms. Bhavna Chibber who extended a vote of thanks to all the guest on behalf of GGHS management and team