The School Weekly - 25th August 2014

Monday, 18th August: Weather remained dry for most of the week, except that school felt a rising discomfort due to humidity and rising temperature. There is a cry for rains which can give relief from the hot, dry and humid climate. Lowest temperature was 26°C and highest was 36°C. Humidity is 42%. It seems as if monsoons are over. Though there has been prediction of rain, if there are no rains drought looms large.
Wednesday, 20th August: On the occasion of Founder's Day the School Council and the Student’s Council was announced. They will work hand in hand  for the development of the school.
The School Council:

Principal, Academic Dean, Admin, Activity Coordinator, Sports Head, Housemasters, Head Girl, Head Boy, Pastoral Care In charge, Staff Representative.
The Student's Council:
Head Boy-Naushad Ali, Head Girl- Prachi Agarwal
Green House
House Captain-Vaishali Rao, Vice Captain- Mimansha Kunwar, Joint Secretary- Khushi Rao
Yellow House
House Captain- Khusagra Singh, Vice Captain- Krishna Sirvi, Joint Secretary:Rajveer Singh
Red House
House Captain-Chandu Gaur, Vice Captain- Aditi Singh, Joint Secretary-Jaswant Singh
Blue House
House Captain-Yash Soni, Vice Captain- Silvi Mehta, Joint Secretary-Priyank Rathod

Wednesday, 20th August: The most auspicious day for the Fabindians was celebrated with lots of gaiety and laughter resounding the corridors and open campus! The school witnessed its 22nd Founder’s Day. The school looked colourful as all were dressed in civilians. A special Assembly was organized with a small program. The program included induction of various offices. Discipline Committee, School Council, Head Girl Head Boy, House office bearers and new housemaster as few had left. Heart-touching speeches were given by Prachi Agarwal the Head Girl and Head Boy Naushad Ali - both are the oldest students of the school. Blessy Maria put up a very lively mono acting. Three group song performances from the junior section were put up. Two students performed a dance. Pooja Dutta sang a solo song. Mr. Byju Joseph, the Academic Dean also spoke a few words. The whole program was anchored by Ms. Bharti Rao - the Activity Coordinator. The program ended with the cutting of the cake by the Principal Ms. Deepika Tandon. Chocolates were distributed to students .A small party was organized for the teachers during lunch break. All through the celebration Mr. Kanik Goyal and his Photography Club were seen actively clicking pictures. Their work has been uploaded on the Facebook.

Thursday, 21st August:Today Neha Parmar visited the school. She met her photography team. Today she met the senior students team of Class IX to XI. There are forty students in the club. Ms. Neha has come here to encourage the interested students who love to do photography. Some of them are thinking to make it their career. First the students learnt to click photographs. Then the students went to the jungle to click photographs of the birds and animals.
Friday, 22nd August: Photography Club members were taken to Ranakpur to click 100 faces of Rajasthani culture. At 6 ‘o’ clock they, together with Neha Parmar and Mr. Kanik Goyal (Photography In charge) gathered at Kachehri and set out to capture the faces of tribals. Tribals felt shy and did not allow students to capture their faces at first. Once the students interacted with them to make them feel comfortable, they ended up recording pictures for the Annual Function exhibition.

Saturday, 23rd August: On Saturday the next group of members (20 students) went to Bedal and Dhani near Bali. Once again Neha Parmar and Mr. Kanik Goyal escorted them. Students learnt how to focus and follow some rules of photography. Students enjoyed a lot and discovered a new talent in them. The tribal people were overjoyed with their visit. 

India of my dreams 
India is our country
Politicians are its mystery
We should remember its history
Which is full of sacrifices and victory
The heart of love
The day with dove
Poor should be served
Their life to get a new curve
People think as mountain high
Strength should be as horses neigh
Unity should collect the pie
The life must overcome false and lie
Folks should be rock
Corrupted should be locked
Speculators should be shocked
Opportunities at doors must knock
Sovereignty should sow
Justice should glow
Indifference should blow
State Development should glow
To behold the nation
Maintain interpersonal relation
Government should control inflation
Discrimination should be caught by restriction
Let women empower and encourage
So their faces decor smile
Throw the criminal in cage
And judges should solve their file
Learn to co-operate
Rivers must operate
Duties must not forget
To make our INDIA great
Khushboo Punmiya (Class XI)
असुरक्षित महिलाँए 
महिलाओं की सुरक्षा को लेकर सरकार ने बहुत से नियम और हेल्पलाईन नंबर लागू किए परन्तु क्या इतने से हीं महिलाओं की सुरक्षा हो सकेगी? आज भले ही महिलाँए डॉक्टर,वकील या शिक्षिका बनकर देश और समाज में अपना कर्त्तवय निभा रही है, परन्तु उनके साथ बराबरी का व्यवहार नहीं किया जाता है, उसे हर-पल एक महिला होने का एहसास कराया जाता है और आगे पढने और बढने का मौका नही दिया जाता है। वर्तमान मे महिलाओं की हत्या की जाती है और एसिड या खतरनाक रसायन से हमले किये जाते हैं। इन सब मामलों मे कहीं न कहीं हमारे भ्रष्ट नेताओं, अफ़सर आदि का हाथ है तभी अपराधियो को सजा नहीं मिलती।
कुछ लोगो के कारण पूरे देश का नाम खराब हो रहा है। अब अपनी सुरक्षा के लिए महिलाओं को स्व्यं लम्बी लड़ाई लड़नी पड़ेगी, उन्हें पूरी तरह निर्भय बनना पड़ेगा और देश को भी इन बुराईयों को समाप्त करने के लिए संघर्ष करना पडेगा। 
- Mukesh Choudhary (Class IX)
Tuesday, 19th August: Tuesday was a regular day after a holiday on Monday. This holiday was declared on the account of Janamasthami. The School went on as usual with eight lessons. Remedial were carried out in the eighth lesson.

Thursday, 21st August: A workshop was conducted by Mr. Suresh Negi and Ms. Prerna Rathod in the school to share their experiences with the Math teachers.

Saturday, 23rd August: Ms. Deepika Tandon (Principal) and Ms. Bharti Rao (Senior Coordinator) attended the National Workshop on School Quality Assessment & Accreditation in Jaipur on 23rd August. This interactive workshop is organized by the Alert Knowledge Services for all CBSE Schools. The workshop aims at inculcating in the participants the skills that are crucially desired from them. It will also help them to understand the need, processes and best practices to be adopted while going for SQAA.

The Workshop on SQAA trained us how to document each happening in the school and apply for accreditation. If a school does not apply for accreditation, their affiliation will get dissolved. The School will make a committee for implementing the quality standards  at school level, thereby involving most of the staff.
Compiled by Bharti Rao for The Fabindia School.

The School Weekly - 18th August 2014

Independence Day Special
Monday, 11th August: The whole week remained dry. There were no rains. Though the sky was covered with nimbus clouds yet rains was a far cry. Lowest temperature was 23°C and highest 31°C and humidity was 69%. It seems that a short lived monsoon is over.
Monday, 11th August: A competition was organized on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. The first day of week started with a great anxiety and excitement to make the best Rakhi. But students came up with unique ideas on its creativity. Few even used waste material to make their Rakhis! The whole week they were displayed on the corridor display boards.
Mr. Suresh Singh Negi (HOD Mathematics) and Ms. Prerna Rathod (Junior Supervisor) attended MathSpeak India International Conference, held on Monday, 11th August 2014 in Jaipur. The conference was a rewarding experience for them as they learnt about modern ways and means of teaching in classrooms. 126 Math teachers attended the Conference in all. Most of the teachers were from Kendriya Vidhalaya and DIET.

Report on MathSpeak India International Conference
The MathSpeak conferences are a series of annual, national conferences. This was initiated in London in autumn 2013. The conference dealt with recent developments and latest issues concerning teaching and assessment of Mathematics.
The conference dealt with how we make math more interesting for our students.
The following topics were discussed:

  1. Story based method 
  2. Digital activities
  3. Real world examples
  4. Project
  5. Games and Puzzles
  6. Trips and excursion
  7. Connecting the math to the real life situations.
  8. Connecting the previous knowledge of students to the new knowledge.
The above topics were described by the following speakers:
Dr. Syam Agarwal, IAS (Retd.), Mr. S. Regunathan, IAS (Retd.), Mr. Ambarish Datta, Mr. Grahame Smart, Dr. A K Rajput, Dr. Sapna Agrawal, Mr. Jeff Ross and Ms. Rittika
Learning from the conference:

  • How to motivate students for Mathematics 
  • How to connect  math’s problem to real life situation
  • How to use digital activities
  • Math teacher should be strict but not stern 
  • Use of Mathematics in our daily life 
 - Suresh Singh Negi (HOD Mathematics)
Wednesday, 13th August: Students made invitation cards for their parents to invite their parents for the Independence Day programme. Few parents turned up to watch their wards march.

For the RD parade, a representative contingent was sent to Government Senior Secondary High School, Bali, to participate in the 15th August march past parade. Besides these, Aditi Adha, Lavina Singh, Puja Dutta, Silvi Mehta (Class X); Khushi Rao (Class IX); Kinjal Rao, Priyal Dave (Class VII) and Muskan Rathod (Class VIII) too went to compete in a dance category. They bagged the 3rd position. Unfortunately we failed to get a position in the parade. All participated girls were honoured in school Assembly, where Principal gave away the trophies and Rs. 2400/- cash prize that they got in the function. It has been observed by parents that our students are becoming more creative and disciplined.

Thursday, 14th August: A complete rehearsal took place in the senior school for the Independence Day celebrations. While in Junior School a function was organized where classes Nursery to V sang song, recited poems, quizzed and mono-acted. Mr. Atul Bhatt was invited to be the Chief Guest and Ms. Sonal Punmiya anchored the function. Mr. Kanik Goyal and his photography club were seen actively clicking the pictures. Their work has also been uploaded on Facebook. Some teachers related the importance of Independence Day to their students during the function.

Friday, 15th August: Finally the Independence Day arrived, for which the school was practicing for so long. Principal, as the Chief Guest, hoisted the flag. After the National Song, she inspected the parade. Then the whole school marched, followed by a PT display. The Academic Dean Mr. Byju Joseph welcomed the Chief Guest and spoke on freedom fighters. The Principal spoke encouraging students to understand the meaning of the freedom from mind sets now since we are an independent nations. The related examples from free from letting ones’ mind fall in the dreary sand of dead habits. Naushad Ali the Head Boy gave vote of thanks. Once the whole function got over sweets were distributed among students. They did not only get ladoos but were gifted a small flag each made by Junior School students! Once all students had left teachers had a small party of their own. Staff and students stayed back to play a friendly cricket match. In a 12 over match, teachers won the match by 21 runs, whereas students were all out for 90 in 11.3 overs.

भारत की आजादी
भारह प्राचीन काल में बहुत समृद्ध देश था। किसी भी चीज़ की कमी नहीं थी। सोना, चांदी, खाद्य सामग्री इत्यादि। आजादी भी थी लेकिन मुगलों के शासन के बाद अंग्रेजों ने भारत पर राज किया। वे आए तो व्यापारी बन कर, लेकिन धीरे-धीरे वे भारत के विभिन्न राज्यों पर शासन करने लगे। अनाज, कारखाने, यातायात, अन्य खाद्य सामग्री, सब उनके अधीन थे। और इसी के साथ ही भारत की स्वतंत्रता भी छीन गई। कई लोगों ने इसका विरोध किया लेकिन यह कारगर साबित नही हुआ क्योंकि यह विभिन्न जगहों पर एक साथ नहीं हुआ। इन विरोधो में कई क्रांतिकारी शहीद हो गये तो उनकी जगह दुगुने क्रांतिकारी फिर खड़े हो गये। 19व़ी सदी के अंत और 20व़ी सदी की शुरुआत आते-आते ये मालूम हुआ कि अंग्रेजों का दबाव कम पड़ता जा रहा है। अब एक चिंगारी उठने पर हजारो के मन में आग उठने लगी। 1857 के बाद कई और आन्दोलन बड़े स्थर पर होने लगे। क्रांतिकारियों को आजादी की महक आ गई थी और वे उसकी ओर बड़ी तेज़ी से बढ़ने लगे। 20व़ी सदी में भारतीयों ने अंग्रेजों को प्रथम और द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध में साथ दिया। 15 अगस्त 1947 को भारत अंग्रेजों की अधीनता से स्वतंत्र हो गया लेकिन आज भी हमे महंगाई, लालच और भ्रष्टाचार से आजाद होने की जरुरत हैं।
- Khushi Rao (Class IX)
Monday, 11th - Saturday, 16th August: School celebrated Sanskrit Week. Every morning the assembly heard students and teachers speak something important about the language. Students even sang shlokas and songs in Sanskrit during the assembly.

Some fine changes have taken place in the school. Many new rules have been introduced in the school to get discipline be part of student life in the school. Girls and boys have been instructed not to wear any jewellery; girls have been asked to wear two plats and boys are supposed to have short hair. Since this has been the hot topic among students, the editorial board conducted a survey to find out responses of the students:

Compiled by Bharti Rao for The Fabindia School.

The School Weekly - 11th August 2014

Monday, 4th August: The week saw heavy showers from Wednesday to Thursday. At long last students’ wish was granted! The Principal declared this term’s first rainy holiday! Lowest temperature in Bali was 21°C and highest was 29°C humidity was at 80%. The whole week sky was overcast with nimbus clouds.
Monday, 4th August: Students saw a huge change in their lives when from Monday onwards Class XII put up a school cafeteria as their Economics Project, during Break. They bought eatable and drinkable to open this shop. The new canteen nicknamed “Fabeteria” was supposed to be inaugurated by the Principal but such was the excitement of the students and Class XII that they began their business before Principal could arrive. But the Principal also joined the line over looking such a slip. The project is Mr. Kanik Goyal’s brain child. He feels this opportunity will teach them business skills. Hands-on experience gives practical knowledge of business. This is a very new feature in class room teaching in Fabindia!

Besides this, march past and dance practices took place. Each day of Fabindia is unique and wonderful! In march past students learned how to “Look Front” and how to Look sideways” how to hold the flag at half way mast while passing in front of the Chief Guest.

Tuesday, 5th August: Admin Office underwent a change. Now Mr. Bharat Ojha sits in the Store with Mr. Kuldeep. Admin Manager’s Office has been shifted to the first room in the Administration Block. The Admin Manager’s Office has been converted into a meeting room, will be used for visitors and parents. 

Report of “Fabeteria”

Today our Class XII commerce started a canteen as a project, in the school called “Fabetaria'. The canteen started was with the objective of providing the school affordable food. The work was allotted to every student of our class and everyone did their job perfectly and efficiently. The first day was very successful because of the hard work of our class-such was the team work tht it seemed anyone hardly worked!
We all tried to do our job effectively. Fabeteria provided chocolate, chips, packed juices, etc, student really enjoyed our canteen. Each and every student maintained accounts. Our Class Teacher instructed us how to prepare files for accountancy as well as business management. The capital of our canteen was provided by school, but school has allowed profits of the Fabeteria to be shared among students. 
Though this Fabeteria was planned to run for a week but seeing its response, we have decided that we may continue it for a month some other time.
We have liked our project and hope to learn more from it the next time. We want our school to feel proud on us. We are happy to contribute towards the happiness of our school.
- Commerce students (Class XII)
Wednesday, 6th August: During the assembly and sixth lesson a peacock was seen dancing, the scene was so fascinating that students  watched it with great rapture and surprisingly without any instructions were more quiet than ever. It changed the atmosphere of the playground from a noisy one to a peaceful one. But it was sad that we could not capture it in our camera. 

Saturday, 9th August: The whole day senior school practiced march past and dance. While Class I and II made beautiful Rakhis and displayed it on their class corridor display boards.

Class I to V participated in Inter House Role Model Competition. Dressed as country’s best known leader students seemed to live their roles with passion in their voice matching that of the freedom fighters, actors, political leaders, parents and teachers, their dialogue  delivery was fantastic and they looked cute parading their style. 

Participants of Inter House Role Model Competition
Value of Time
Somebody has said very correct that ‘Time and Tide never wait for anyone’. Time is not a thing which we can buy from anywhere or it is not that which we can borrow from someone. It is more valuable than money. Life is also a time period within which we live, so it is also valuable or it can be said that it is the most valuable thing we cannot think even the starting and ending of time.
When we face troubles, we feel pain and we say time is bad. When we are happy we celebrate something and we say time is good. Both the times, time is responsible for good and bad but it’s not true. Time does its work. It provides them good or bad situations, which they blame on time. Time is not a person which can be called good or bad.
The value of time is infinite. No one can buy it. Everyone have it. Time never finishes.
T- Too
I- Infinite
M- Many
E- Endless
- Aditya Kansara (Class X)
भारत  अनेक  राजाओं / बादशाहों  के  अधीन रहा | पहले  अफगानों  ने  लूटा, फिर  मुगलों  ने  और बाद  में अंग्रेजो  ने  लूटा  और  अब  यह  भ्रष्टाचार  हमें  लूट  रहा  है | यह  हमें  अंदर ही अंदर खोखला करता जा रहा है | हम इसे रोक तो  सकते हैं पर इसे रोकना नही चाहते | सभी सोचते हैं कि यदि थोड़े पैसे देने से काम बनता है तो इसमें हर्ज़ ही क्या है | भ्रष्टाचार की शुरुआत बड़े बड़े नेता से नही हम हीं से शुरु होती है | भ्रष्टाचार को बढ़ावा देकर हम अपने ही देश के साथ गद्दारी कर रहे हैं | यदि आज इसे नही रोका गया तो आगे चलकर यह एक भयंकर बीमारी का रूप ले लेगा जो लाइलाज होगा यानी भ्रष्टाचार इतना बढ़ जायेगा की इसे रोक पाना असंभव हो जायेगा | अतः हमें छोटी छोटी चीज़ो से शुरुआत करके भ्रष्टाचार को रोक कर अपने देश के प्रति कर्तव्य निभाना होगा | 
 - Priyank Rathod (Class IX)
Friday, 8th August: A number of activities were carried out in the school. Class X carried out the activity of planting trees under the guidance of Mr. Kanik Goyal. In the junior school teaching was done by using power point presentations.  

Remedial classes are catching pace slowly and steadily. In every class  ERP (English Readiness Program) and HRP (Hindi Readiness Program) have been implemented with activities and worksheets. In other subjects like Science and Math, modules are getting ready. Soon they too will be implemented in the classes according to the time table.

Compiled by Bharti Rao for The Fabindia School.

The School Weekly - 4th August 2014

It has been a dry sort of week with less rains and more sunshine. Interspersed with clouds, the day temperature have been between 26°C to 31°C. Clouds have played truant in the evenings specially. At times they threatened to rain and then suddenly vanish, while at other they have hung on the horizon raising hopes to come into the city but as an unwanted visitor the wind had chased them away! Humidity remains around 88%, which makes classrooms a little sweaty if it doesn’t turn windy.
Monday, 28th July: March past and PT display practices commenced for Independence Day celebrations. One set of students are practicing as a contingent to represent the school at Bali level at Government Higher Secondary School. While one set of girls are practicing dance to participate in the same parade. We look forward to winning the award for best march past and best dance.

Wednesday, 30th July: Assembly was shifted from the Block I to the playground in order to utilize time for march past practices. Students attended the Assembly house-wise so that it was easy to fall into their march past positions.

Saturday, 2nd August:
Dr. Seema Sharma a clinical psychologist and a recourse person for teachers’ training at Doon School; a very experienced person who deals with juveniles, small head injury patients and has been counseling students for past many years, spent 5 hours with the staff to train them. She enumerated the workings of brain from childhood to adulthood. She displayed each part of brain development on the board and how each compartment reflects emotions, logic, reasoning and images. She described problems related with school children and how they can be overcome by teachers.

भारत में शिक्षा                                                   
हमारे जीवन में शिक्षा बहुत महत्व रखती है। अगर हम शिक्षा से वंचित रह जाते है तो हमें अपने भविष्य की डोर दूसरो के हाथों में रखनी पड़ती हैं। मगर वर्तमान में शिक्षा ग्रहण करवानेवाले ही कुछ व्यक्ति उसकी अनदेखी करते जा रहे है क्या यह अनदेखी उनकी है या किसी और की ?

पिछले जमाने में जो विश्वगुरु कहलाता था इसका एक  कारण शिक्षा भी थी जिस भारत में नालंदा तक्षशिला जैसी  विश्वविख्यात, विश्वप्रसिद्ध महाविश्वविद्यालय थे जहाँ विश्वभर के विद्यार्थी शिक्षा ग्रहण के लिए आते थे, जहाँ मेहनती तथा विद्वान आचार्यो आचार्यो द्वारा शिक्षा दी जाती थी उसी देश के विद्यार्थी उच्च शिक्षा लिए विदेशो में पढ़ने जा रहे है आज उसी देश के विश्वविद्यालय विश्व में अपनी प्रतिष्ठा कायम रखने में असफल हो रहे है इन व्यर्थ विचारो के बीच में आज हमारे देश में लड़का तथा लड़कियों के बीच बिना भेदभाव की शिक्षा दी जाती  हैं आज की बालिका भी शिक्षा मैं अपना प्रभुत्व जमा रही हैं पहले बालिकाओं को शिक्षा ग्रहण करने पर प्रतिबन्ध था पर आज हम कुछ बेहद अच्छा कर रहे हैं उन्हें पढ़ा कर, उन्हें उनके खुद के पैरों पर खड़ा कर के मगर कुछ अन्य व्यक्ति उस वर्षों पहले चलती परंपरा को बढ़ावा देते हुए आज के इस आधुनिक ज़माने में भी बालिकाओं को शिक्षा से वंचित रख रहे हैं, यह पूरी  गलत है उन्हें भी शिक्षा की उतनी ही आवश्यकता है जितनी बालकों को है।

इसलिए अब भारत एक ऐसी शिक्षा पद्धति चाहता है जिसमे हमारे होनहारों को भी विदेश जाने की ज़रुरत न पड़े और  वह हमारे देश में  रहकर  ही अपना और  अपने देश का  नाम रौशन करे बालिकाओं को भी  आज की दुनिया में अपने कदम बढ़ाने का मौका मिले।
- Jaswant Singh (Class IX-B)
Tuesday, 29th July: A holiday was observed on the account of Eid-ul-fitr.

Thursday, 31st July: School was forced to remain shut as the Private Schools Association was protesting against the proclamation sent out that they will fall under state heads (Rajasthan) for any rules.

Saturday, 2nd August: Since the school missed two days of study on Tuesday and Thursday, Saturday was observed as regular school. Thursday Time Table was followed and Saturday activities were put on hold.

Students are a happy lot as teachers are making their own PPTs to aid learning in class rooms. This has brought a lot of excitement among students because this is a new way to learn for them.
Compiled by Bharti Rao for The Fabindia School.

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