COUNSELLING SESSION FOR CLASS X
A counselling session for Class Xth students was held on 2nd July, 2021. Principal, Ms. Preeti Sangwan told the students that self-discipline is the best discipline. Exams are not just for scoring good marks but for checking one’s own knowledge. This was followed by a counselling session where the counsellor discussed with the students the importance of proper nutritional food, sleep and exercise, sharing their feelings and emotions and reducing screen time. The students were also briefed about the latest examination pattern and marking scheme.
ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATION
On the occasion of World Environment Day, 2021, the member schools of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Sahodya School Complex organised an event to discuss ways, and new strategies to incorporate in the existing school structure, and to spread awareness about the need to protect the environment and the ways to do it. Ms. Preeti Sangwan, President of the association, and Principal of Cambridge School Noida addressed the gathering. The chief guest for the session was Ms. Sushmita Sengputa, the Programme Head Rural Water, and Sanitation Division, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi. In her presentation, she repeatedly talked about the importance of connecting with nature, and establishing a deeper understanding of the environment before making attempts to restore the ecosystem.
Different member schools showcased the work of their students in their pursuit to define, and understand the process of sustainability and the application it in their lives.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Nindya Sanket, Secretary, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Sahodya School Complex who talked about the significance of acknowledging our place, and mission as global citizens in the fight to achieve a sustainable environment, and fulfilling the SDGs by 2030.
The following competitions were organised for the students.
|Date||Topic||Conducted By||Attended By||Learning Objectives|
|5th June 2021|
|VI & VII- Slogan Writing|
VIII- Poster Making with a caption
| Respective Class Teachers on MS teams|
|·Relate human behavior to environmental impact|
·Summarize the negative environmental effects of human consumption
·Analyze personal consumption in terms of environmental impact
·Create a plan to reduce the personal environment
BAYAAN CLUB ACTIVITIES
A series of workshops were conducted for the Bayaan members of classes XI and XII. On 15thMay 2021 Bayaan Club members Chahat Bhanot and Sahaana Ramesh conducted a workshop Be Kind to your Mind. The aim of the discussion was to share the fears and frustrations of the second wave of the pandemic.
Digital Minimalism was the topic for discussion on 22nd May 2021, conducted by Vanshika Mahajan and Sahaana Ramesh. The session focused on the tremendous increase in screen time which has dire consequences on one’s mental and physical health. The members spoke about how social media and the internet is merely a form of escapism during these truly difficult times. They also discussed the impact of solitude deprivation and how each one of them is trying to reduce the screen time by channelizing their energies towards something that is beneficial for their mental and physical health.
The last session, Not Everyone is a Type was held on 29th May 2021, conducted by Chahat Bhanot and Sahaana Ramesh. The session emphasized on gender stereotypes and how the society has set different rules for people belonging to different genders. Students shared their personal experiences with gender stereotypes and the impact it has had on their mindset. It was concluded that these beliefs have been existing since ages and the first step to break this taboo is to be aware and stand up against these stereotypes together as a community.
INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
Cambridge School Noida witnessed the celebration of International Dance Day online on 29th April 2021 to mark the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre the creator of modern ballet. The celebrations aimed at sending out the message of hope.
When the world is fighting the deadly pandemic, in these trying times, the ADM Department conducted a series of musical concerts throughout the year to uplift the morale of the students and keep them physically fit.
Glimpses of ballet by the children, a creative dance performance and an enactment on a self-composed poem were also a part of the celebration. Children took great delight in expressing their views on the importance of dance in their lives.
Cambridge School Noida celebrated its 90th Founder’s Day with great zeal and enthusiasm on 7th April 2021. The Founder’s Day was celebrated to commemorate Cambridge school’s establishment by Late Shri Alok Chandra Deb, a great visionary and a philanthropist who valued the importance of education for a progressive society. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Ms. Jyotsna Davar, an alumna of Cambridge School Srinivaspuri and a reputed academician.
Founder’s Day was celebrated with some online activities
- Mathematics Department on 7th April 2021 organised “Hands on Activity with Triangles and Three-Dimensional Shapes” for class IX
The task was to
- Find Centroid and Orthocentre for a triangle.
- Relation between the volume of a Cone and a Cylinder
2. Music Activities: The Music Department organised an interesting activity virtually, for the students of class VIII. The enthusiastic students enthralled everyone with songs of different genres.
STREAM SELECTION SESSION WITH CLASS X
A session to discuss Stream Selection and Subject Combinations was organized by the coordinators, Ms. Kiran Sibal and Ms. Jyoti Joshi for Class X on March 17th, 2021. The programme was conducted in two slots; for XD and XE from 8:10am to 9:10 am and for XA, XB and XC from 11: 45am to 12:40pm, to ensure social distancing norms. The principal , Ms. Preeti Sangwan addressed the gathering and discussed the school policy for additional subject/s. Further, the students were updated about the scope and significance of Science stream and Biology by Ms. Susmita, Commerce stream and Entrepreneurship by Ms. Sumathy, Economics by Ms. Shelly Baveja, Psychology by Ms. Sunetra and Humanities stream by Mr. Jamal.
The attendees felt enriched and better equipped to make their stream choices after the session.
SESSION WITH CLASS X – ABOUT ADMISSION CRITERIA IN CLASS XI
On the last day of the pre board II examination, for Class X, a session was organized to apprise the students about the admission criteria and streams offered in class XI. The programme began with an introduction by the coordinator, IX-X, Ms. Kiran Sibal. This was followed by the Principal’s address in which Mrs. Preeti Sangwan spoke about the scholarship programme being introduced from this session. The special guest of the day was Mr. Akashdeep , an electronic Diploma holder , from Biral Polytechinic who spoke to the children about the scope and significance of Computer Science and Informatics Practices. The admission criteria was explained by Ms. Sumathy, while Dr Hemant clarified the myth about 85% quota for Delhi students in engineering colleges. This was followed by an update about the improvement classes being organized in the coming days by the coordinator, Ms. Jyoti Joshi. The seating arrangement in the auditorium was as per Covid norms and the programme was conducted smoothly.
STUDY TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR BOARD EXAMS
The Psychology Department of CSN, under their ‘We Care’ Program, organised a session with Dr. Deepa Passi (Senior Consultant & Adolescent Paediatrician, Apollo Hospital Noida) on ‘Understanding Exam Anxiety and Study Tips and Strategies’ for class 10th on 15th February 2021, the students appearing for Board Exams. The session was helpful in understanding the nature of exam stress and various kinds of triggers that can cause anxiety. Dr. Passi also gave very useful tips and strategies for teachers, parents and students to cope with the pressure and give their best efforts during the exams.
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