News & Events
Inaugrating Newly Constructed Computer & ATL Lab
Mr. William Bissell, founder of The Fabindia School along with Wolf Hertzberg, Caroline Bennett, Yogendra Singh visited the school on Sunday, 26th November. Ribbon cutting of the ATL and Computer Hall was done by him and the school principal, Ms. Rajeshree Shihag. Students of Class IX presented their AI and gained further knowledge on them. He was happy to see the progress and development of the students & the school. Wolf Hertzberg & Caroline Bennett escorted by Soumyajeet Solanki and Khushal Rajpurohit toured the school & the wild zone, sharing the philosophy of the school. They were impressed with the green environment & the infrastructure of the school.
Session was taken by Prerna Ma'am and Richa Ma'am on 23/11/23. This session was related to Child-Centered Learning, an educational approach that focuses on the needs and interests of the child. It emphasised active engagement, collaboration, and a hands-on learning experience. We also discussed student-led activities.
We delved into how teachers can adapt their teaching methods to support Child-Centered Learning. Important values that a student should possess, such as Trust, Kindness, Freedom, Understanding, Joy, Creativity, Exploration, etc., were discussed.
Vijaylaxmi Chouhan / Educator
Managing Preschool Events
Session on Planning and Managing Preschool Events was taken by Pinkee Ma'am on 24/11/23. This session helped in clearly defining the objective of an event and how to organize a successful preschool event. It also guided how to plan and manage an event.
Planning and managing a preschool event requires collaborative effort, keeping in mind minute details, and focusing on creating a safe and enjoyable experience for children and their families. By following these key steps, organizers can ensure the success of the event and contribute to the positive development of the preschool community.
Shail Kunwar / Educator
National Curriculum Framework (NCF)
Teacher's sessions/ meetings play a vital role in fostering a collaborative, informed, and supportive teaching environment, ultimately benefiting both educators and students. On November 23, 2023 (Thursday), a session was conducted by Ms. Bharti Rao and Ms. Prerna Rathod on the National Curriculum Framework (NCF). Some key points that were discussed include:
- The framework provides the basis for creating syllabi, textbooks, and teaching practices within the school education program in India.
- It is a policy based on earlier government reports on education, such as 'learning without burden.' The framework promotes the child’s well-balanced and harmonious development.
- It guides teaching decisions at different stages of teaching styles in schools.
- The session provided valuable insights into enhancing children's education by combining play-based learning, effective memorization strategies, and the integration of nature experiences.
Raksha Soni / Educator
गुरु नानक जयंती
गुरु नानक जयंती एक बहुत ही खास दिन है। यह त्योहार हमें गुरु नानक देव जी के जीवन और उनके सिखाए गए अच्छे कार्यों की याद दिलाता है। गुरु नानक देव जी ने हमें सिखाया कि हमें सभी लोगों के साथ अच्छे व्यवहार करना चाहिए और हमें एक दूसरे की मदद करनी चाहिए। उनका महत्वपूर्ण संदेश था "एक ओंकार", जिससे हमें यह सिखने को मिलता है कि हम सभी एक ही परमात्मा के साथ जुड़े हुए हैं। इस दिन, हम गुरुद्वारे जाते हैं और वहां पर कीर्तन गाते हैं। हम एक दूसरे के साथ प्यार भरे भावना से मिलते हैं और सिखते हैं कि हमें हमेशा सच्चे और नेक कामों में लगना चाहिए।
इस खास दिन को हमें उत्साह और आत्मविश्वास के साथ मनाना चाहिए। गुरु नानक जयंती हमें एक बेहतर इंसान बनने की मार्गदर्शन करती है और हमें सच्चे धर्म के मूल्यों का पालन करने के लिए प्रेरित करती है।
तकक्षिका परमार / II
Everyone has different beauty and unique qualities. I believe we need to learn to love our qualities and be comfortable with the fact that everyone is different. Beauty is not in the clothes we wear, the figure we carry, or the way we comb our hair. True beauty is seen in our eyes because that is the doorway to our heart, the place where love resides. It is reflected in our soul, in the caring we lovingly give and the passion we show.
The late actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, had this to say when asked about her 'beauty tips':
For attractive lips... Speak with words of kindness.
For lovely eyes... Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure... Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair... Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise... Walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed... Never throw out anybody.
Anushka Rajawat / XI
Benefits of Educational Tours
Educational trips enhance students' knowledge as they encounter information not found in textbooks. Additionally, these trips often take students to locations they have never visited before. Encouraging students to document information about the places visited creates lasting memories and deepens their understanding.
These trips facilitate the learning process by introducing a change in the study environment, offering a refreshing alternative to the classroom. This change is particularly beneficial for subjects that require heightened attention, as it helps alleviate boredom and makes the learning experience more effective.
Educational trips provide students with unique experiences not available in books or purchasable with money. These experiences contribute to improved learning outcomes and offer teachers an opportunity to impart moral values. Instilling moral values is crucial for nurturing disciplined and excellent students who take pride in upholding the school's reputation within the community.
Furthermore, educational trips spark students' interest in learning, especially for those who thrive in real study environments. By materialising learning experiences, these trips significantly enhance students' learning skills and overall academic performance.
Vanshika Singh / IX
विज्ञान और जीवन
विज्ञान ने अलग अनेक चमत्कारिक आविष्कार किए हैं| इसने मनुष्य के लिए व्यक्तिगत, सामाजिक तथा आर्थिक जीवन में आश्चर्य जनक परिवर्तन ला दिए हैं| विज्ञान के चमत्कारों ने संसार की दूरियां समाप्त कर दि हैं| हजारों वर्षों में जो उन्नति ना हो पाई वह पिछले डेढ़ सौ वर्षों में हो गई है| आज से सौ- दो सौ वर्ष पूर्व का मनुष्य यदि धरती पर आए, तो उसे यह काल्पनिक दुनिया लगेगी| विद्युत के आविष्कार ने रात के अंधेरों को दिन में बदल दिया, विद्युत मशीने जो काम कई 100 लोग करते थे उसे पल भर में कर देती हैं| पलक चपकट ही घंटों का काम मिनटों में हो जाता है| उद्योग धंधों में उत्पादन की मात्रा बढ़ गई है| आज बड़े-बड़े उद्योग स्वचालित मशीनों से युक्त है|
यशस्व दवे / VII
Interview with Lisha Soni (Gandhi House Captain)
(LSI: Lisha Soni)
(RP/Reporter: Prachi Singh Mephawat)
RP: What qualities do you think is important for a house captain?
LSI: In my opinion, some important qualities for a house captain are leadership, responsibility, good communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.
RP: what advice do you have for the students who aspire to become house captain?
LSI: My advice for students aspiring to become a house captain is to be proactive, get involved in school activities, and demonstrate your leadership skills. Also, don't be afraid to voice your ideas and listen to others.
RP: Have you faced any challenges or obstacles as a house captain and how did you overcome them?
LSI: As a house captain, I faced challenges like organizing events, dealing with conflicts, and managing time. To overcome them, I sought help from my fellow housemates, communicated openly, and planned ahead to ensure everything ran smoothly. It's all about teamwork!
Interview with Kshemedra Pratap Singh (Alumni)
(RP/Reporters: Prachi Singh Mephawat and Mohita Solanki)
RP: Can you share a memorable experience or story from your time as a student?
KPS: During the annual function, we'd skip classes, practice until evening, and have a lot of fun. I also played for the school cricket team, with the sports teacher often calling me during classes for practice to represent our school at the district level. We'd even sneak into the forest behind the school stage without permission.
RP: What message for Fabindians?
KPS: This school is perfect for academics, recreation, sports, and extracurricular activities. It's an ideal place for personal enhancement—physically, mentally, and spiritually. Keep the school clean and green.
RP: How has the school helped your development?
KPS: The school played a crucial role in my life—studies, sports, and cultural activities. Thanks to it, I have a strong command of spoken English and participated in three state tournaments. Today, I am a successful criminal lawyer practicing at the Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur.
RP: Changes in the school?
KPS: Over 15 years, the school has evolved with new facilities, a basketball court, and updated staff. The uniform has changed too. In our time, girls had a different uniform—skirts and t-shirts. Also, there was no house uniform during our time.
1.Son: “Mom, can I have $20?”
Mom: “Does it look like I am made of money?”
Son: “Well, isn't that what M-O-M stands for?”
2.What kind of flowers are best for Mother’s Day? Mums
3.What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? Where’s Pop-corn?
4.What did the panda give his mommy? A bear hug
5.Why is a computer so smart? Because it listens to its motherboard.
1.Polar bears are not really white. Their fur is actually transparent.
2.Bats are the only mammals that can fly
3.Some hummingbirds weigh less than a penny
4.Dragonflies can see in all directions at the same time.
5.Bats have thumbs.
1. What has a head and a tail but no body?
2. I have a spine but no bones. I have pages but no face. What am I?
Answer: A book
3. What has a neck but no head?
Answer: A bottle
4. What did the triangle say to the circle?
Answer: You are pointless
5. What is made of water, but if you put it into water it vanishes?
Answer: An ice cube
Info of the week
After coming back from our beautiful and joyful Diwali vacation, the school is now gearing up for its annual exhibition on 30th November. Additionally, there will be a Tinker fest from 28th to 30th November, and a Career fair on 30th November. Students have already started their preparations. Don't forget to join us; your presence will boost our confidence.
Chief Editors: Jaya Bawal, Ridhima Ojha
Supervisor: Prachi Kunwar, Anshuman Singh
Interview Reporters: Prachi Kunwar, Mohita Solanki, Tiya Sompura, Aaradhya Champawat
Event Reporters: Jeenal Meena, Himanshi Rajpurohit, Rashi Jain
Photographers: Tanya Tripash, Tammana Solanki, Yashoda Choudhary, Pushpa Choudhary, Ashwin Pratap Singh
Article: Anushka Rajawat, Anshuman Singh, Piyush Gehlot, Vinay Raj Singh
Fun facts/Riddles/ Jokes: Vanshika Singh, Yashi Soni, Bhumika Rathore
Info. Of the week: Hetal Vaishnav, Priya Vaishnav, Abhilasha Mansion
Social Media Coverage: Ms. Nikita Rajpurohit
Educators in support: Ms. Bharti Rao, Mr. Krishan Gopal, Ms. Prerna Rathod Ms.Khushi Rao, Ms. Shivani Rao, and Ms. Richa Solanki.
Volume No. 572 Published by The Editorial Board: Mr. Jitendra Suthar, Ms. Jyoti Sain, Mr. Chatra Ram Choudhary, Ms. Tejal Soni.