The School Weekly - 19th November 2018

(ED: Editor, CV: Chirag Vaishnav)
ED: Which was your batch year?
CV: 2012-13
ED: Did you participate in any activities? Mention them.
CV: Yes, I have participated in Talent Competitions (mimicry of actors), drama, Football and handball matches (Inter House).
ED: Which was your favorite spot in the school?
CV: My favorite spot was that tree in the middle of the school        ground .
ED: What are you doing these days?
CV: I  worked as SME (Subject Matter Expert), a trainer at Intellect Global services, Mumbai  (2016 to 2018) and currently have joined the family business in Umbrella Industry,  Falna (Raj).
ED: What are your qualifications?
CV: I have done BMS (Bachelor in Management Studies) and have completed MCom. and am pursuing LLB
ED: What have you learned from The Fabindia School?
CV: The things that  I have learned are social skills, respect, self-worth, empathy and realizing my own potential. On the sports field, I have learnt about winning and losing graciously because of the teachers who believed in me, I also learnt that I was capable of more than I thought and the most important thing that I obtained is the power of communication.
ED: What are your memories of the School?
CV: There are endless memories of the School. Some best memories like taking unnecessary breaks for washroom and water, hiding behind friends when teachers asked questions, counting the number of people before knowing which paragraph you would be reading, Byju sir scolding every time as we used to play tic tac toe in the last bench and telling “Both of you get out of my class”.
ED: What message would you like to give our students?
CV: These are the best days of your life, enjoy each and every moment because these days are not going to come back, study well and follow your dream. Good luck
CV: I truly, deeply thank Fabindia School for shaping into the person I am today. Proud to be a Fabindian.

The School felicitated Mr. Nimendra Singh and Mr. Karanveer Adha who graced the Annual Day Occasion with their presence.
Mr. Nimendra Singh (1993-1998) passed out from The Fabindia School in 1998. Then he went to Kota and did his 12th from Modern Sen. School. Then he did his Electrical Engineering from Jaipur Engineering College, Kukas, Jaipur. After he finished his engineering he became Lecturer in JE College, Kukar. He became Junior Engineer in 2007 in RRVUNL. He was promoted as Assistant Engineer in 2017 and posted at Sirohi. Nowadays he is Feeder Manager, Assistant Engineer at Jdvvnl, Falna. He says that you should always dream, for dream comes true. 

Karanveer Singh Adha/ X / 2010-11
student of The Fabindia School, Bali graduated from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He has been awarded a Special Scholarship by the German Government for doing Ph.D. in Integrated Optoelectronics and Electronic device for broadband digital to analog conversion at the Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany. The Scholarship Fund is about 32975 Euro annually that is about 28 Lakh rupees. While studying his Ph.D. he will also do research on integrated Optoelectronics device point, broadband, and digital tools analog.
Wednesday, 14th November: Children's Day was celebrated in school. Students came in casual uniform. Staff put up a small program for the students. Female staff gave a dance performance. Mr. Jafar Khan gave a motivational speech to the students. Male staff gave a dance performance on students' demand. Mr.Kishore Kumar, Mr. Abhay Singh & Mr. Tarun Mishra mesmerized all with their melodious voice. Mr. Hemant Birawat, Dance Teacher presented an incredible dance performance. Then the students played and danced with their friends and teachers followed by snacks for everyone. In the second half of the day, students continued their annual day practices and exhibition work. 

Thursday, 15th November: Grand Rehearsal took place that day. The students came to school at 1.00 PM. Then at 3.30 PM, first Exhibitions rehearsal was conducted which was followed by the Cultural Program which continued till 8.00 PM and then the students returned home.

Friday, 16th November: School celebrated its 26th Annual Day. The Board Members, Exhibition Chief Guest Mr. Bhopal Singh(BDO), SMC Members and Parents arrived at 4:00 PM and went around the exhibitions. High Tea for the guests was followed by the inauguration of the Annual Day Exhibitions at 4.30 PM.
EXHIBITIONS: The concept of the Exhibitions was on My Good School Philosophy. My Good School Exhibition focused on Skill from its 4S-Service, Skill, Sport & Study.
The exhibition started with the Lighting of the lamp.
John L. Bissell Block housed the Art and Craft Exhibition, Science Exhibition, and Commerce Exhibition.
The area between John L. Bissell and Bimla Nanda Bissell Block was housed by English and Hindi Literary Society where they enacted skits and exhibited their acting skills
Bimla Nanda Bissell Block housed Photography Exhibition and
Primary Section Exhibition. 
Surana Block housed Primary Section Exhibition in which they exhibited their Conversation and Story Telling Skills
Hendon Chubb Block housed  Organic Farming
The area between Learning Resource Centre and Mathew Horvitz Block housed Scouts and Guides who exhibited the skills that they learned in their sessions.
Learning Resource Centre housed Computer Department, Maths Tutorial Society, Quiz Club, Publication Society & Professional Learning Program.
Chief Guest Mr. Bhopal Singh, Board Members, SMC Members and Parents went around the exhibition at great length and deeply admired the hard work of the students.
Annual Day started with the School Song. School Orchestra gave an awe-inspiring performance.
Head Girl Muskan Rathod welcomed the Chief Guest. The School expressed their wholehearted gratitude by felicitating their Chief Guest Mr. Bhaskar Bishnoi (SDM), Guests Mr. Bhopal Singh(BDO), Mr. Lakhmaram Choudhary, Municipal Chairman, Special Guest Mr. Inder Raj Bhandari, Brig. Karan Singh, SMC Chairman and Board Members Mr. Sandeep Dutt, School Executive Director & Chairman of the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust, Mrs. Anjana Batra, Mr. Ravi Kaimal, Ms. Poonam Singh Chauhan, Mr. Nimendra Singh(Alumni) and Mr. Karanveer Singh Adha( Alumni). Principal Mrs. Rajeshree Shihag presented the Annual Report and School achievements.   
The Cultural Show started with a dance by Pre-Primary- II and they presented a mind-blowing dance performance. SDM Mr. Bhaskar Bishnoi, Mr. Sandeep Dutt, Mr. Ravi Kaimal addressed the gathering and spoke a
few words of encouragement to the students. The
the theme of the concert was ‘Rishtey’ a call for human being depicting the importance of humanism in one’s life, peace, harmony, unity in diversity. The concept of one God, world is my village वसुधेव कुटुकंभ, people involved in humanitarian work like Mother Teresa etc. The entire theme was around human values and standing for each other, looking at the various aspects of relations in life and understanding their importance at various stages. . Students performed dances and dialogues based on the theme. The Concert ended with the Grand Finale and Vote of Thanks by Manmanvendra Singh, Head Boy. 

Trophies of Excellence for the year 2018-19  
· Trophy for Excellence in Service: Manmanvendra Singh
·  Trophy of Excellence in Skill: Suryaveer Singh 
· Trophy of Excellence in Sport: Lalkar Singh
· Trophy of Excellence in Study: Muskan Rathod
·   Parineeta Ranpal’s English Proficiency Prize: Kirti Malviya  
             Congratulations to all the Winners!
Saturday, 18th November: The School observed a holiday. 

                            Principal’s Annual Day Report 16th November 2018
   OVERVIEW 2018
This report was prepared with a reflective spirit ­ looking back on our accomplishments to date, while also sharing recent activity in a variety of key organizational domains.

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” –Rabindranath Tagore

We worry about what our child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. To celebrate the journey of learning we embraced the My Good School program.

My Good School Program for schools helps empower students by creating an environment for the personal and social development of an individual. By subscribing to our philosophy of quality in education, offering an environment where experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study brings to life learning that would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated.

The Four S’s (Service, Skill, Sports, and Study) play a great role in our journey of learning.

The first S­ SERVICE: Service learning is a spin on both community service and project based learning, it’s important for students to understand their important role in a community. Service learning projects can be life changing for students. They learn empathy for others, and may even get the real life experience they need which will inspire them to find a career. Through helping others students may find that they want to go into the human services field or even go more global by joining the Peace Corps.
To develop the Service skills we do; Community Outreach programs
       Organic Farming
       Environment Awareness Rallies

    Cleanliness Drive
    Educating Community
    Green School Audit Program

SKILL: About 90 per cent of employment opportunities require vocational skills. Only 20 percent of our graduates get employed. The rest are unable to get suitable employment due to the lack of employable skills. In general, apart from the core subject expertise, some of the prominent employable skills that employers seek are:

    communication skills (verbal and written)
    attitude towards work
    lifelong learning
    problem solving
    stress management
    technology/IT skills

Integration of skill development into education is essential for skilling to give wings to children. Skill development will remain a dream if carried out in isolation through skill centres alone. It has to be imparted in schools alongside academics hence we conduct:

    Inter House Competitions
    Annual Day
    Inter Class Competitions
    Bookaroo English Literature Festival was organised at the school
    We stood First at the Patriotic Dance Competition organised at the Government High School, Bali
    The brilliant young girls Muskan Rathod and Devika Choudhury got an opportunity to experience the Values based leadership programme at The Shri Ram Ananta Aspen Leadership School this summer.
    Our students got acknowledgements at the Heritage Girls School, IIMUN
    For writing skills, children were exposed to Launchora ‘Creative Skill Development Program’ aimed at helping students to discover and develop their creativity through storytelling. Fifty Eight students published their stories on Launchora.
    Our students participated at the Silver Jubilee Commemorative Young Thinkers Conclave 2018 at Mayo Girls School, Ajmer.
    Vinita Sirvi got 3rd position in Extempore Competition amongst 24 schools
    Divya Chundawat and Muskan Rathod got Best Critic Choice Award in script writing amongst 19 schools
    And the new addition to our skill development program is; our students have enrolled themselves for the National Scouts and Guides program.

SPORTS & STUDY: They resemble the two sides of the same coin. If sports education is carried out accompanied with the academic curriculum, the overall personality of the student is increased to quite an extent. The qualities of the leadership, sharing, team spirit and tolerance are learnt from sports. Sports education not only teaches the students to maintain the physical stamina, but also the habit of obedience, discipline,

Opportunities are created to keep children evolved with sports and study by conducting:
Inter House Competitions Inter School Competitions District Competitions State Level Competitions Exchange Programs
Project/ Experimental Study Outdoor Education
Literary Week
Student Led Conferences

Some of the achievements are:
    We stood First at the Republic Day Parade at Government High School, Bali.
    We participated at the Under 19 District Cricket Tournaments: Icchuk Soni of class XII was selected to represent State Level Cricket Tournament.
    Our team participated at the Under 14 District Cricket Tournaments
    Football team participated at the CBSE Clusters
    Athletics teams represented at the Districts
    Under 17 Football Tournament; Parikshit of class XI was selected to represent State Level Football Tournament.
    U 17 Girls Football Team participated at the Heritage Girls School at the Women's Soccer Tournament

Outcomes of the My Good School  

What we achieve while following the philosophy of MY GOOD SCHOOL! To validate our philosophy we would like to share few success stories of our ex­students of The Fabindia School.
               Karanveer Singh Adha [2010­11] student of The Fabindia School, Bali graduated from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He has been awarded a Special Scholarship by the German Government for doing PHD in Integrated Optoelectronics and Electronic device for broadband digital to analog conversion at Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany. The Scholarship Fund is about 32975 Euro annually that is about 28 Lakh rupees. While studying his PHD he will be doing research on integrated Optoelectronics device point, broadband and digital tools analogy.


 The Good News doesn’t end here:
              The strong vision of The Fabindia School which was seen 25 years ago of being a Green School was fulfilled. The School has been awarded the “School Change Maker Award” from 1200 schools in the entire country. It is among the first four Best Changemaker Schools.
              We were awarded the Best Global School Awards by Mansha Global Education Awards
              Mr. Dutt was awarded at the  Ink  Idea  International  Education  Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Practices in Education
              We have upgraded few of our teachers for their hard work, commitment and their long association with the school.

New appointments for better administration were created:
    Mrs. Bharti Rao as the new Vice­ Principal
    Mr. Byju Joseph as the Dean of CBSE & Career Guidance
    Mr. Sandeep Singh as Manager Administration
    Mr. Ajay Vijayvargi as the Dean of Learning Forward at the Fabindia School
    Mrs. Kusum Sharma as the Dean of My Good School
    Mrs. Prerna Rathod as Middle School Coordinator,
    Mrs. Sharmila Vijayvargi as Primary School Coordinator

When we take so much care of our children by giving them best of the opportunities, we take care of our staff as well. To do so, we partnered with

Learning Forward an international organisation for supporting teachers for their professional development.
    We have enrolled teachers with Edthena, Video­Powered Professional Learning
    Mr. Ajay Vijaywargi participated at the ScooNews Global Educators Fest 2018 at The Durbar Hall, Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur; sponsored by Learning Forward, India
    Ms. Bharti Rao and Ms. Kusum Sharma attended the Regional Summit of School Principals on "Dealing with Failures ­ Developing Resilience in School Children" organized by MGD Girls School, Jaipur.
    Teachers Celebrated joy of Learning; by Hosting Learning Forward Retreat at The Fabindia School, Bali, Delegates, Principals from thirteen schools in and around Bali participated at the retreat.
    The story of the PLP at the Fabindia school was an exciting success which was published on the International CORWIN BLOG
    Our Gold Badge teachers are working to help schools deliver better governance.
    The Sanskar Public School, Koselao has partnered with Learning Forward India to work closely with The Fabindia School.

Last but not the least few worth appreciating initiatives:
    Our school has been selected to establish an Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) a government initiative by the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog. We have been sanctioned 20 lakh to set up The Tinkering Lab, to teach robotics, Science, Engineering skills, Computer skill and Mathematics skills.
    School is setting up a Life Page Centre at The Fabindia School Bali, for Career guidance and Planning for every student in the School starting Class VIII to XII.
    Have set up NTA (National Testing Agency) to practice for Entrance or Competitive Exams
    We have been appointed for NIOS Study and Exam Centre (National Institute of Open School)

With this I close my report and wish to thank you all for coming over to the Fabindia School to celebrate the JOY OF LEARNING!

Have a Great Evening!

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