Education in the current times is viewed as acquisition of skills and competencies rather than gathering knowledge only. The school organises a variety of activities and events that impart skills that can form the basis for a fulfilling career and purposeful life later on. It is with this purpose in mind that a plethora of opportunities in various fields such as art and craft, photography, music, dance, drama, sculpture, taekwondo, yoga, sports, fitness and the ICT etc. are offered within and beyond school. The students are encouraged to be original, creative, analytical and expressive. The interhouse, intraschool, interschool activities are a regular feature of the school calendar. The students are trained and encouraged to participate in national and international events from time to time.
HONOURS TO THE SCHOLARS
The morning of 19 December, 2020 reverberated with joyous celebration, jubilation, pride and a justifiable sense of accomplishment as DPSGI celebrated The Annual Scholar Badge Ceremony- Honours to the Scholars, in the online mode.
The function commenced with the welcoming of the esteemed Guest of Honour Dr. Nanditesh Nilay, a renowned author, a columnist and a value coach of high repute as well as the parents, students and the teachers.
A vibrant invocation dance dedicated to goddess Durga was presented by students to mark the auspicious beginning of this special day. This was followed by a welcome address by the Principal Ms. Meera Mathur who applauded the students for their brilliant achievements, and congratulated them for their diligence, hard work and perseverance. She appreciated the efforts of the teachers for the invaluable guidance and scaffolding provided by them. She also shared the distinguished achievements of the school which makes DPSGI one of the most prestigious schools. Next a mellifluous inspirational song was sung by the students to initiate the award ceremony. The felicitation began with the Scholastic domain wherein the AISSCE school topper, stream and subject proficiency toppers were awarded. This was followed by honouring the class X achievers and the Scholar Badge awardees in various categories for different classes.
Next, the proud winners of the Affective Domain from different classes for categories like ‘The Most Creative Child’, ‘The Most Helpful Child’, ‘Good Citizenship and Inspiration’, ‘Most Responsible and Committed’ to name a few, were awarded. It again reiterated the school’s vision and mission to nurture and reward the values, dispositions, skills and competencies of a 21st century learner.
The Guest of Honour Dr. Nanditesh Nilay appreciated the exemplary vision and concerted efforts of the school principal and her team. He specially commended the school for awarding children for their attitudes, beliefs and convictions since that is what makes a good, all rounded human being. He also lauded the proud achievers and their parents. He urged the parents to become ‘meaningful’ not just ‘useful’ and ‘resourceful’ and appreciate their children so that children don’t end up being part of a rat race where material gains are supreme.
The ceremony ended with Ms. Nidhi Narayan, Senior Wing Co-ordinator, proposing the Vote of Thanks.
E- VIVACITY- THE ANNUAL LITERARY AND CULTURAL FIESTA
Team DPSG International cordially invites people from all age groups to come and showcase their talent in the field of Art, Culture, Science and Languages at E- Vivacity- The Annual Literary and Cultural Fiesta.
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DPSGI has been engaging students intensely throughout the session in Career Counselling and Career Guidance programmes in an endevour to enable students to make informed career choices.
On 9 December, 2020 a ‘Career Counselling Session on Liberal Arts’ was conducted by Ms Shilpa Singh, Head of Student Engagement Cell at Mindler. Ms. Shilpa gave a comprehensive presentation of Liberal Arts as a discipline to be pursued, its aims and objectives and the career options available. She emphasized on the fact how different subjects from diverse disciplines can be studied under this programme and how it builds on multiple perspectives, a sound knowledge base and develops much sought-after skills like Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Soft Skills. She discussed in detail about the Liberal Arts Curriculum, colleges in India and abroad that offer this programme, the application process, admission criteria and the different areas that students of classes X, XI and XII need to work upon in order to apply for this course. Principal Ms Meera Mathur gave valuable inputs in course of this discussion and encouraged children to delve deeper into this option. Students asked a number of questions and their queries were answered by the Principal and Ms. Shilpa.
The session ended with a briefing on the Mindler’s Scholarship Hunt wherein Ms. Vaishnavi shared the details of registration and application process for the same.
DPSG International has a robust plan for career guidance and counselling throughout the session, for classes IX-XII.
The online session on Career Counselling was conducted for the students of classes X to XII by one of the leading career counselors of the country on 28th October, 2020.
Ms. Shilpa Singh, Head Student Engagement at Mindler, packing over 22 years of incredible work experience, conducted a very informative and interactive session where children were introduced to the Domain Wise Career Awareness: Combination with Each stream. The students were acquainted with the wide variety of career options within each stream. The students took part enthusiastically and it was a very enlightening session.
This workshop will be followed by the discussion of the psychometric assessments for classes IX-XII.
“When you define a goal, remember that you have the power to realize it. It comes with planning, hard work, strategy and the will to make it happen.”
DPSG International virtually hosted ‘Spontania 2020’ – the annual interschool competition for primary students on 24 September 2020 via Microsoft Teams. 18 schools with 250 participants were part of this mega event. The event comprised of 17 offline and 4 online competitions. Here is a glimpse of the events with the results.
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ORIENTATION AND CAREER COUNSELLING SESSIONS-- PROVIDING A PERFECT ROAD MAP TO CHOOSE THE CAREER OF A LIFETIME
Opening new vistas of emerging career options in India and abroad, we at DPSG International strive to provide not only the best learning environment for our children, but also work on their skills, attitudes and competencies. Regular Career Counselling workshops and Orientation programmes for students and parents are conducted in the school. The focus is specially on Classes IX to XII to help them discover the perfect career, stream, college and course with India's leading career counsellors.
Our students are encouraged to be well read and well informed, manage their time well, to keep abreast of the current trends and are introduced to the wide spectrum of emerging career streams and opportunities available in the modern world.
Career counselling sessions are followed by psychometric tests to identify and analyse the students’ interests and capabilities to help them pick the most suitable career for themselves. Children are also provided with entrance exam tips and time management
Education Fairs are also organized each year to them to the list of top universities across India and abroad, how to crack entrance exams, avail scholarships and admissions in the premier institutes after Class XII.
FELICITATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS AT A STAR-STUDDED CEREMONY!!
A magnificent Felicitation Ceremony was organized at DPSG International to honour our stars— CBSE toppers of X and XII, Parents and Alumni.
The Principal, Ms. Meera Mathur honoured the Alumni and all the Toppers with personalized Scrolls. They shared their success stories, the journey to the top, the hiccups on the way and the final victory. They also shared anecdotes from their journey in the school and the useful strategies to score well in the exams.
The panel discussion was followed by a very enthusiastic, informative and interesting open forum for discussion.
Juniors posed queries in the interactive session that followed and received valuable inputs and advice from their older ‘bhaiyas and didis’.
It was really heart-warming to hear how the children shared their love for the school, and their teachers who supported them always. All of them extended a special thank you to their beloved Principal, for having faith in them and bringing a positive change in their attitude. The event was live streamed on Facebook and YouTube too.
THE PRINCIPAL, MEERA MATHUR, SHOWCASES THE CUTTING EDGE IN EDUCATION AS PRACTISED AT DPSG INTERNATIONAL
The Principal Ms. Meera Mathur was the key speaker at the Edu Leader Virtual Summit 2020 on 22 July '20. Joining other eminent educationists to deliberate and share best practices for empowering the school education system, she dwelt on the topic, “Blended Learning is the Future of Education”. The Principal proudly showcased how, we at DPSG International, adapted to the changing demand of skills and the digital revolution to triumph with our personalized version of Blended Learning, successfully incorporating not only academics, but also Visual and Performing Arts, Yoga, Physical Training, Citizenship Studies, E- MUN , E- Assessments and Online PTMs.
ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSION CUM ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
In her keynote address the Principal, Ms Meera Mathur, welcomed the students, parents, Ms Shilpa Singh a leading Life Skills trainer and an accomplished career coach with over 25 years’ experience. She also welcomed Mr Prikshit Dhanda an alumnus of Harvard University and a motivational speaker and life coach.
The Principal reiterated students should make an informed choice of streams and subjects based on their passion and inner calling so that their career becomes a source of joy and lifelong satisfaction. The students were guided upon the mantra that choices made should be guided by interest, strength and aptitude.
Ms Singh transacted a very informative and detailed session on the various streams available like Science (PCM and PCB), Commerce and Humanities. The fascinating and trending career options available with the Science stream like Aviation, Architecture and Town planning, Ethical Hacking, Product Design etc were detailed upon. Options under PCB and PCM and PCB taken together were also discussed. Aspirants for the Commerce stream learnt about not-so-heard about options like Supply Chain Management and Big Data Analysis. Options like Archaeology, International Relations and Musicology were explored for takers of the Humanities stream.
The second part of the session comprised a Question Answer round wherein FAQ’s by students were answered by both the experts. The parents and students appreciated DPSG international’s constant effort to give comprehensive information through the online mode.
GRADUATION DAY 2020
The Graduation Day ceremony was organized for the students of Prep and Grade 5 to celebrate their transition to the primary and secondary wing.
The occasion was graced by Mr. Naresh Kumar, SHO Masuri, Ms. Meenu Bhargava, a renowned psychologist, Ms. Reena Chauhan, owner Natkhat The Play School . Alumni Ujjwal Goel & Mr. Aman Garg, special guests reminisced about the time they spent in the school and how it has helped in shaping their future. The students of Prep and Grade 5 dressed in graduation robes and caps marched up to receive their scrolls and shared their journey of PYP years with aplomb. The students of Grade 4 set the stage alight with a power packed presentation of the Greek play-‘The Myth of Seasons’.
ESSFA DAY – 2020
The school organized its Annual Sports Day – ESSFA -2020 which was the culmination of the yearly sports calendar. Field displays, PT Drill and Parents fun races marked the celebrations. Principal Mrs. Meera Mathur extended a formal welcome to the esteemed guests and parents and stressed on the need to develop endurance, stamina, speed, flexibility and agility in children through sports events.
The march past of the NCC girl cadets was followed by the torch lighting and oath taking ceremony. Chief Guest Ms. Asha Sharma, Mayor Ghaziabad distributed jute bags to students as symbol of the DPSG Society’s commitment to the cause of “Say No To Plastic’. Ms. Pinki Balhara and Mr. Nitesh Balhara stalwarts in the field of judo and Kurash graced the occasion.
Annual day is the day when we not only showcase our academic excellence but also unleash the vibrant energy and creativeness of the children. The Junior Wing Annual Function ‘Wonder in Aliceland’ was a journey into the world of children’s dream, full of toys, toffees and chocolates. The students presented a wonder world of imagination and emotions through theatre, dance and music.
The senior wing annual function took us to the spiritual world through the presentation of life of Lord Hanuman. Beautiful Dances and props added to the impact of the learnings of the wonderful theme. The unique setting combined with the splendid efforts made the parents glow with the pride.
CBSE North Zone Yoga Championship
DPSG International hosted the CBSE North Zone Yoga Championship in which 1100 students from 138 schools of the North Zone displayed their yoga skills and competed against each other to win a place in the National event. The event commenced with a Ganesh shlok recital followed by an invocation dance. The Principal Ms. Meera Mathur felicitated and welcomed the chief guest Sh. Pawan Sinha with an eco-friendly bouquet. CBSE Observer Mr. Gaurav Rai and Mr. Tarak Nath CBSE Technical official were also felicitated by the Principal.
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CONGRESS
DPSG International hosted the District Level 27th National Children’s Science Congress in its verdant environs. The event was open to all public, DIOS and BSA schools of Ghaziabad district. 200 participants from 32 schools presented 82 projects and models on the focal theme Science Technology and Innovation for Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.
Our school project under the sub theme Waste to Wealth made by Aditri Narula and Parmeet Kaur was selected to participate in the State Level Competition of NCSC.
After qualifying for state level, Aditri Narula went to Gorakhpur to participate and present their idea , Among 350 participants coming from all over the state of Uttar Pradesh she is among the 42 participants ( 12 from junior category and 30 from senior category) to be qualified for national level.
CBSE Regional Science Exhibition
The prestigious CBSE Regional Science Exhibition hosted by DPSG International Dasna began at the school premises on 29 Jan’19. The expo is organized by CBSE and over 96 schools from different areas of the Dehradun region are participating in the two-day event where 150 innovative and scientific projects and models are being displayed.
During the inaugural ceremony chief guest Mr. Chandra Shekhar Pandey, Human Capital Consultant, who is a leading personality in the field of Education Operations and a Penna Certified Global Leader was accorded a formal welcome by the Principal Mrs. Meera Mathur.