Workshop on ‘CLASS ROOM MANAGEMENT’
To make classroom teaching more interactive and interesting, a special workshop on ‘Classroom Management’ was organized in the premises of DPS , Ranchi on 29th March, 2017.
The resource person who conducted the workshop was Mr. Kunal Sikri who has an experience of almost nine years spanning 400 workshops in 5 countries. It was a part of a compulsory training programme initiated by CBSE and an endeavor on the part of the school authorities to keep the teachers abreast with latest strategies to manage the 21st century classroom environment effectively.
The workshop focused on the key concern of classroom management, where the resource person discussed and shared the best methods adopted for it and how the best potential of students could be extracted by giving them a congenial and friendly environmental. Mr. Kunal Sikri emphasized on the role of proactive teacher in perceiving and cubing the problems. The workshop addressed queries, giving teachers various practical eye – opening strategies they could use for managing students physical and behavioral patterns.
When classroom management strategies are executed effusively, teachers minimize the behavior that imede learning for both individual students and group of students while maximizing the behavior that facilitates or enhances learning.
Effective teachers tend to display strong classroom management skills i.e
( positive attitude, encouraging statements, fair treatment to the students).
Effective classroom management encapsulates all actions, teachers take to maintain a smooth, focused flow of activity for the purpose of nurturing learners academic and personal development.
Dr. Ram Singh, Principal DPS Ranchi remarked that learning is a continuous process which enhances our skills to connect with students and motivate them towards a holistic development of an individual.
The word innovation and DPS has become synonymous eversince Dr. Ram Singh has taken charge of Delhi Public School Ranchi. Being a visionary he feels that from time to time the teachers need to update themselves and with this idea in mind a workshop for the teachers was organized on 29.03.2017 at DPS Ranchi. The resource person for the workshop was Mr. Kunal Sikri and the topics dealt by hin were physical classroom teaching strategies, teaching students relations rules & procedure.
The seminar began with the welcome of address of DR. Ram Singh in which he spoke about on class room management the importance of classroom management. He feels that it is important for the entire education process to offer students an ideal learning environment.
DPS, Ranchi organised one week excursion trip to Delhi-Agra-Jaipur
Delhi Public School, Ranchi organised one week excursion trip from 21.03.2017 to 27.03.2017 for its primary wing students to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur.
The children beaming with excitement travelled from Ranchi with a team of teachers. They had a great time out of their home town Ranchi with their friends and teacher. They enjoyed watching historical places about which they used to study in their text books.
The bright sun during day time didn’t deter their enthusiasm and zeal during their extensive tour to Agra City.
They were amazed to see the world famous Taj Mahal, the finest example of Mughal Architecture that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. Fathepur Sikri added a great deal to the students’ knowledge of historical background and acquainted with them better with the rich heritage of India.
The trip to Jaipur (Rajasthan) to see India’s true majestic past and feel how the kings and rulers of India used to live was fantastic experience for these kids. Children visited City Palace of Jaipur. Its major part is now ‘Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum’ he was the 10th king of Jaipur.
The entire palace is delicately carved. The students then headed for the famous ‘Chokhi Dhani’ a unique village resort that offered them a blend of traditional and modern amenities in an ethnic environment. The students relished their delicious meal in pure Rajasthani style. they also visited Amer Fort. They experienced Jaipur to a very magnificient city with splendid palaces. Which till date are well preserved.
Delhi, India’s Capital territory, not only well known for a massive metropolitan city but als for its rich heritage. It was the starting and the ending stop for children. They were thrilled to visit Qutab Minar a great masterpiece of Mughal architecture, the India Gate, a war memorial and the Lotus Temple a Bhai’s place of worship. The trip to the above places was much enjoyable and imparted knowledge to the children.
The trip was remarkably memorable experience for the teachers as well as the students. Children enjoyed their independence away from their home. They shared a common sense of unity and love for each other. Surprisingly, the late arrival of the train added to their excitement and joy as they could spend some more time with their friends. It was a proud movement when the teachers heard some foreigners praising the children when they came to know that the students were well versed not only in English but also in other foreign languages.
Educational trips are an enlightenment of one self to achieve maximum benefit in life by using all the senses and bring out holistic growth in a child. This has proved to be true through the excursion. Not only the k ids immensely enjoyed seeing all the places with spring blooms but also they learned about the rich heritage and history of India.
Enriching workshop on phonetics at DPS Ranchi
An enriching two days workshop ( 27th and 28th March 2017) on Phonetics was organised in the premises of Delhi Public School, Ranchi for the teachers of primary wing to shed light on the fruitful aspects of phonetics, phonemes and phonics.
The resource person Mrs. Saswati Nanda Satpathy who conducted the workshop is a renowned mentor of personality development and laurette of phonetics from U.K.
Two days programme comprised of 5 skills of learning phonics through various activities on pronunciation, where the teachers came to know about the production and perception of speech sounds of English. The workshop included activities like interactive sessions and games to enhance the learning process.
Some activities conducted were –
• Vocabulary building games.
• Poem recitations with proper pronunciations.
• Blending the sounds together to read and write new words.
• Pronunciation of words with hand and body gestures.
• Morpheme identification and word segmentation to improve syllabification.
• Learning of 44 essential sounds through interesting word building games and other activities.
The opportunity was given to the enthusiastic bunch of teachers by Principal Dr. Ram Singh who feels that understanding about the term phonetics and knowing about it is of utmost importance and the first step towards spoken English, proved to be quite beneficial for them.
The workshop helped the teachers improve their transcription skills and mastery of descriptive phonetics. They learned about diagraphs and spelling rules and syllabification. The teachers found it to be a great course with an abundance of ideas for active methodology which they were confident to use in their classes quite effectively.
Closing Ceremony of ENCARTA-2017 at Delhi Public School, Ranchi
The week long skill development camp i.e. ENCARTA 2017 culminated with a packed house colourful closing ceremony organised at Vivekananda Auditorium in Delhi Public School on 23rd March 2017. The event was an attempt to develop various skills among the students, aims to provide them a platform to explore their potentials.
About 160 students from class 3 – 8 participated in the skill development drive by indulging themselves in a series of activities ranging from quiz, mental aptitude, soft skills, chess catering to their mental faculty; basket ball, football and youga enriching their physical endurance and overall fitness; to dance and music gratifying their aesthetic. The activities organised their aesthetics; the activities organised were so wholesome that on one hand yoga, sports promotes balanced development of mind body and spirit; on the other hand soft skills, quiz, music and dance helped them to develop their skills associated to leadership, creativity, interpersonal and intra-personal abilities.
Students were excited throughout the Encarta session and enjoyed the process of enrichment, acquiring skills and knowledge in opted areas of activities. Their happiness reflect exuberantly when they shared their experiences. Shiv Ratn of class 7 said that Encarta broke the monotony of stereotype routine of daily studies and helped them to utilize the session end time in a productive way. As Shivangi of class 5 seemed overwhelmed and discussed how she enjoyed the brain storming exercise with a hope that similar initiative of the school may continue even the next year. She also thanked the principal of the school for providing such a platform wherein they experienced the nobility of development.
The students showcased their talent that they acquired during entire sessions of Encarta.
The programme started with a welcome song in presence of the Principal of the school, Primary Incharge, teachers, students and august gathering of parents. It was followed by mesmerizing dance performance of Ganesh Vandana and distribution of ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ among the students.
The principal Dr. Ram Singh addressed the event and thanked the parents, experts and coaches for their proactive approach and to identify, nurture and appreciate the children’s potential and try to develop them. He also said “Children are wonderful creations of god bubbling with energy which should be channelised and be provided a platform to explore their areas of strength and expose them to different situations such that they can acquire life skills”.
Parents too appreciated the effort made by the school to trained the students.
Encarta 2017 thus proved extremely successful to give up to what the school aims at i.e. the holistic development of the children.
Team from Japan at DPS Ranchi to teach TAMAI
Mathematics will no longer be a nightmare for children of Delhi Public School, Ranchi as they will be taught the TAMAI method to solve mathematical problems. A team from KIWAMI conducted a workshop for the teachers taking Maths and Science in classes I to VIII on 15.03.2017. KIWAMI is a Japanese organisation and the team members were from Japan and Delhi to train the teacher about
- Ee Soroban
- KIWAMI geometry
- Science Lab
Mitsuyo Tamai CEO of KIWAMI was the chief resource person. The other members who were there are – Ms. Haruka Takano (Secretary to the Chairperson), Mr. Ken Okamoto, Mr. Toshihito Kakaei, Mr. Koichi Nishimura. Along with them a team from their Delhi office was also present there Mr. Siddharth Marwa (MD), Ms. Ketaki Kapoor (Sales Executive), Ms. Manpreet Marwa (teacher), Ms. Kanika Bhatia (teacher).
Ee Soroban is a unique method used for calculation which would enable children to visualize Soroban in mind. It is also known as imaging calculation because in order to have complete grip over Science and Maths its very important that children should be able to form an image in their mind. This will not only help them to solve problems quickly but accurately as well.
KIWAMI Geometry – Would be useful for children for the perspective of viewing solid objects.
Robotics – this technique would be beneficial for enhancing problem solving skills and time management.
The head of the institution Dr. Ram Singh being a visionary feels that we should not restrict ourselves and be open to new ideas and techniques in the field of education. He is a pioneer in introducing innovative techniques in the field of education and it has always been his mission to give the best facilities to his children. So that they can carve a niche for themselves in the global arena.
The teacher who attended the workshop were of the opinion that the children will be highly benefited as it will help them to foster skills to solve problems comfortably regardless of their grade in school.
Result of International English Olympiad of Class I and II
Students of Delhi Public School, Ranchi have proved their academic excellence by winning coveted awards in the International English Olympiad.
Adarshini Samaddar, Dhairya Barnwal, Yashi Bhanu and Ananya Ghosh of Class I were awarded the 1st position in the international ranking and they received gifts worth Rs. 1000/- and Gold medals for the same.
Aditya Divya Amiya, Prapoon Kundu, Prithivi Raj, Atulya and Somya Prakash of Class II were also awarded the 1st position in the international ranking and they too received gifts worth Rs. 1000/- and Gold medals for the same.
Saarthak Anand of Class II bagged the 6th position in the International English Olympiad and he received a cash award of Rs. 2500/- and the Zonal Gold medal.
Dr. Ram Singh, Principal DPS Ranchi congratulated the winners and remarked that such laurels add to the pride and prestige of the school.
Delhi Public School, Ranchi becomes SAT Centre
Delhi Public School Ranchi strongly believes in imparting holistic education and providing the best facilities to the students so that they can make a mark in the society. In keeping with this idea DPS Ranchi become one of the first ‘Scholastic Assessment Test’(SAT) centre in Jharkhand. The school will also be a resource centre to make it easier for students to navigate a path from high school to college in foreign universities all over the world. Each year, millions of students take SAT at more than 7000 test centres in more than 180 countries and it’s a matter of immense pride that in the years to come DPS Ranchi will also enlisted in that list. Here its worth mentioning that it was only because of the Principal’s progressive thinking and visionary approach for the well being of the students that this idea has taken shape. Speaking on this issue Dr. Ram Singh Principal DPS Ranchi said that the students will be provided with all the essential materials required for the preparation of this exam under the same roof and they will also be able to take the test.
Students return to the Home Land from World Debate Competition at Prague
Students return to the Home Land after proving their mettle in World Debate Competition at Prague
7 students of DPS Ranchi had gone to Czech Republic (Prague) for World Schools Debate Competition scheduled from 17th to 20 February. for students of + 2 level.
46 teams from 16 countries like India, China, Solovania, Canada, Slovakia, Denmark, Italy, Georgia, Syria, Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Greece, and Czech Republic etc had participated in the 4- days Prague Debates Spring Tournament. It was held at Charles University Law Faculty, Prague, Czech Republic. Only 2 schools from India had participated in this competition.
After the opening ceremony on 17th Feb began the 1st round which was prepared round. The topic was “The western democracies failed to support the Democratic change in Syria by a timely military intervention.” This was followed by round 2, the impromptu round and the topic was “ The house wishes to ban fortune telling” and “The house believes that the business should be able to deny to impart service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious belief.” DPS Ranchi defeated Georgia, Greece, Italy Hungary, Turkey and UAE in these rounds. Both teams from DPS Ranchi reached till the 6th round.
Returning to the school the students were delighted to share their experiences.
Aditya Bose said “It was my first foreign tour and I am happy that it was planned from the school’s side. It was a privilege for me to represent my school at International level. I am grateful to my principal who gave me such an exposure to witness such a beautiful city and also a great opportunity to meet great debaters of the world.”
Shruti Bora said, “Being a part of DPS gave an opportunity to explore our skills. We got to interact with people around the world. This platform gave us detailed knowledge of PDS. Debating and talking to people was a great experience for me. We won against teams from Turkey. Greece, Italy, etc.
Raunak Prakash said. “Overall it was magical experience in the city of Prague as I witnessed and competed with hundreds of world level debaters from across the global. I am proud to be one of the world debaters and am blessed with this opportunity given to us by our principal sir, Dr. Ram Singh”
Suhani said she is indeed grateful to the principal and the school for giving her an opportunity to visit Prague and be a part of the World Schools Debate Competition. We gained to lot of knowledge and indepth information of PDS. Meeting students from different parts of the world cannot be expressed in words. This trip has undoubtedly polished and refined our debating skills.
Rishav Jalan said, “I thank our Hon’ble principal Dr. Ram Singh for bestowing as with this golden opportunity to be a part of PDS 2017. It was a momentous experience and a great learning curvature. It enriched our personality as a whole. It helped us to become friends with hundreds of debaters from across the globe.
The principal, Dr. Ram Singh, congratulated the students on their return and said that he had full faith in his students that they will definitely bring laurels to the school. He also said that he will try and provide maximum global exposure to the students of DPs Ranchi and make them Global citizens.
Ravi beats Ganges House by 3-0 in Inter House Football Final Match
A spectacular Inter House Junior’s football final was held on 15.02.2017 at DPS Ranchi for the students of Class IV. The players of Ravi and Ganges Houses participated under the captainship of Umang Chhetri and Sanyam respectively. The jubiliant audience witnessed a match full of thrill and excitement. Every player fought for the goal of victory for their respective House showing a perfect example of teamwork and unity.
The match started with a toss won by Ganges House. With no goals before half time by any of the teams, Ravi scored three goals one after the other leaving everyone astounded. Two goals were scored by Agastya and one by Umang which definitely acted as catalyst for the players of the House. Ultimately, with the wonderful strategy of defense, Ganges gave no more chance to goal and at last Ravi House was declared the glorifying winner of the match with a score of 3 – 0 . The day ended with the flag of Ravi House flying high with pride in the air and leaving behind the essence of sportsman spirit everywhere.
DR. Ram Singh, Principal DPS Ranchi congratulated all the players for their outstanding performance and said that game is an important part of life which nourishes the physical as well as mental growth of children. It also enlightens the flame of unity among the students.
Career Counselling session for Classes IX and X at DPS Ranchi
Life is all about chances and opportunities. Never let an opportunity get away.
Yes! Choosing or right career is one of these facts of life that can either build up or break you down. Therefore to deal with this confusion. Delhi Public School Ranchi organised a career counselling session for the students of classes IX and X along with their parents on 11.02.2017 in the school auditorium.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora, a noted public speaker, an experienced career and behavioural counselor briefed the parents and the students about the best career option available today.
Being a part of this session on career counselling was itself a wondrous experience for the student of IX and X. It helped them to-
- To find out their areas of intellect and interest.
- Well equipped to take the right choice.
- To identify their potential and choose the right subjects beneficial for their academic and professional growth.
- Tap their innate ability.
This session was highly beneficial for the parents as well as they could understand and realize the importance of SWOT Analysis of their wards- Analysis the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat.
It was a highly enriching session as the resource person explained each and every thing with live examples. He spoke about the various career options available other than medical and engineering and what are the procedures of enrolling in their professional courses. Career options like hotel management, law, defense service etc were dealt with extensively.
Dr. Ram Singh Principal DPS Ranchi who is ever ready to provide the best facilities on a platter for the students. He also said that children should be motivated to travel on there paths which are less trodden.