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RSJMS-NYPS Immersion Programme, Oct. 2016

RSJMS-NYPS Immersion Programme, Oct. 2016

The RSJMS–Nanyang Friendship Meet took place in October, this year. A group of 14 students and 3 teachers from Nanyang Primary School, Singapore arrived at RSJMS on the 24th of October 2016, for a three-day immersion programme.

They NYPS team was given a warm traditional welcome and were introduced to their buddies, who ensured that their Singaporean friends were comfortable and well looked after at RSJMS. Over the three days spent at RSJMS, the students attended classes in various subjects including Maths, Science, Computers, Social Studies and Hindi. In the Maths class, the children were introduced to Vedic Maths and were also taught how to work with Tangrams. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session at the computer class where they learnt to draw and paint on the computer using MS Paint. The Social Studies class on Indian Culture gave the visitors a brief introduction to various festivals celebrated in India.

They also attended a Hindi Language Class, and enjoyed learning some commonly used phrases, greetings, numbers and also a poem in Hindi. The Science class was equally enjoyable for the children as they not only made working models of a helicopter, but also got an opportunity to fly them out in the open. The mornings always started on a sporty note with the children participating in games like Basketball, Badminton and Football. They were also introduced to the traditional Indian sport –Kho -Kho .

Adding to the Indian cultural experience, a Craft class and ‘Bollywood Dance Classes’ were also held for the children. They later performed the dance they learnt, with great enthusiasm in the farewell assembly.

The children enjoyed eating gol-gappas, samosas, chicken curry and naan along with various other Indian delicacies offered to them. With Diwali, round the corner, the visitors also got an opportunity to witness the Diwali Function put up by the Nursery and KG students of the school. Sharing the joy of the festive season and carrying forth the spirit of caring and sharing, the students of RSJMS and Nanyang visited a school for the underprivileged children being run by ‘The Delhi State Council of Women’. They were also taken for a visit to Modern School, Barakhamba Road and were given a tour of the campus.

On the last day of the Immersion Programme, a Special Assembly was held in school which was attended by the President ,Board of Trustees, Mr Ashok Pratap Singh, Chairperson RSJMS, Dr Kiran Dattar, Member, Board of Trustees, Ms Ambika Pant, along with members of the PTA.

It was interesting to hear the students of Nanyang share their experiences of the time spent at RSJMS and their first impressions of this vast country. This was followed by group dances by the students from NYPS and RSJMS.

In her farewell speech, Ms Mae Yang Yumei , Head of Co-Curricular Activities Department, NYPS, thanked the Headmistress, teachers and students at RSJMS for making their visit a memorable one and promised that they would come back in larger numbers in the coming years.

The finale to this beautiful immersion programme came in the form of a tree- planting ceremony, which was held to mark two special occasions i.e. 100 years of Nanyang Schools and 10 years of Nanyang – RSJMS friendship. Joining Nanyang in their endeavour to leave a legacy of a greener world for the coming generations , RSJMS was happy to be their partner in the ‘100 tree-plantation drive’ carried out by Nanyang Schools along with their partner schools, around the world . An ‘Amaltas’, tree sapling was planted in the west-side lawn of RSJMS, by the management, teachers and students of RSJMS along with the team from NYPS . A 2017 diary with ‘Amaltas’ as its theme was released on this day to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Nanyang Schools. The diaries were presented to the guests and the visiting teachers and students.

14th English Language Meet

14th English Language Meet

The School hosted its 14th English Language Meet on 07.10.2016. Students from 18 prestigious schools of Delhi NCR gathered to celebrate English in its myriad hues and made this annual literary event a grand success. Four events, namely ‘Point of View’ – Debate, ‘Tag It’ – Creative Writing, Poetry Recitation and English Literary Quiz were conducted simultaneously in the school premises. The event endeavoured to enable students to master language concepts and to make acquisition of the language a fun-filled experience for them.
The detailed result of the events is as follows:

Event Name School Event Results
Point of view-Debate RSJMS – Ria Devika Bhasin P4 F Ananya Dhawan P5 B 1st Prize Ria Devika Bhasin was adjudged the Best Debater
Air Force Bal Bharti School, Lodi Road 2nd Prize
Birla Vidya Niketan 3rd Prize
The Indian School Good Efforts
Tag It – Creative Writing DPS, Vasant Vihar 1st Prize
The Sri Ram School and The Indian School 2nd Prize (shared)
Apeejay, Saket 3rd Prize
Modern School, Vasant Vihar and Vasant Valley Good Efforts
Poetry Recitation RSJMS – Nergis Malhotra P3 B 1st Prize
Air Force Bal Bharti School, Lodi Road and Mater Dei 2nd Prize (shared)
The Indian School 3rd Prize
The Foundation School Good Efforts
The Literary Quiz RSJMS – Poorna Gautam Tewari P4A Yukita Thangamma P5 F 1st Prize
DPS, Vasant Vihar 2nd Prize
The Shri Ram School 3rd Prize
Springdales, Pusa Road Good Efforts
RSJMS scored the highest in the overall tally. However, the Rolling Trophy was awarded to The Shri Ram School, the second highest scorer.