See the School Calendar for the range of events and dates.
The Investiture Ceremony endows promising students with responsibility and authority, paving the way for future leadership roles. Thus, selected students were inducted into the School prefectorial body for the session 2023-24 on 25th February 2023. The ceremony commenced with a speech highlighting the solemnity of the event. The new Head Prefects- Jishnu Khanna and Jaspiya Kaur Naina took their oaths while the former Head Prefect handed over the school flag to them. Followed by the Deputy Head Prefects, the three House Captains and Vice Captains respectively. Lastly, the Senior Prefects and the Prefects took the oath. All of this was done in the presence of our Executive Principal- Ma’am Rosa and the Principal- Ma’am Kiran Harika. Rosa ma’am gave us a motivating speech at the end of the ceremony and asked the juniors to be obedient and respectful to the newly appointed student leaders.
The ceremony was an inspiring experience for all the students. We all hope that these new student leaders “take the high standards of our esteemed institution, even higher”.
~ Abhinav Jindal (IX NEH)
To acknowledge the curricular and co-curricular achievers’ efforts of the academic year 2021-22, the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony and Musical Evening was held on 30th October, 2022 which was presided over by Executive Principal Rosa Ma’am and esteemed Chief Guest Ms. Punamdeep Kaur (DC Barnala) who with Ms. Harika lit the lamp. The programme commenced with the school song. The school report was read by our respected Principal Ms. Harika along with students highlighting all the major academic and curricular activities undertaken throughout the academic year. Three dance performances, namely Flamenco, Semi-Classical and Hip-Hop and a couple of musical performances ‘Raga Adana’ and song ‘Top of the World’ kept us entertained. The enthusiastic performers received a huge round of applause for their hard work and perfect synchronization.
The School orchestra showed its acumen by performing a medley of classical and western music. Not to miss the main steal of the show, Malwai Gidha by the High School boys which set the stage on fire.
The School Fete is one of the most awaited events of the year and it was held on 12th November. Every class was allotted a separate stall which consisted of either games or edible items. The students enthusiastically prepared decorations for their stalls to make them as appealing as possible. By getting the opportunity to manage and run their own stalls, students learnt important entrepreneurial skills such as time management, profit making and how to run a successful business.
An inter-school poster making contest and street play competition was also held simultaneously on the same day. The fete was a roaring success. All proceeds collected from the stalls, as always will go towards the Community school and service. The fete is one of the most memorable events of the academic session and the hard work of students as well as staff members made this year’s fete the one that all current batches will remember with great fondness.
“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
This is one of the famous quotes by William Shakespeare. He occupies a unique position in the world of literature as no writer’s living reputation can be compared to that of Shakespeare, whose plays were written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries but are performed till date and read more often and in more countries than ever before.
The theme of our Inter House English Play was none other than William Shakespeare. All the three houses: Tagore, Teresa and Tolstoy gave lively performances. Tagore House performed Macbeth, Teresa House presented Julius Caesar and Tolstoy House enacted King Lear. It was a pleasure watching all these famous works of William Shakespeare. The chief guests and judges Dr. Sangeeta Handa and Ms. Rattan Mala were highly impressed with the students’ performances in delivering Shakespeare’s dialogues with such ease. Sunpreet Singh of Tolstoy House and Dia of Teresa House were awarded the Best Actor Awards. Tolstoy House was the over all winner followed by Teresa and Tagore House.
It was on 17th April, 2022 that we bade adieu to our seniors and wished them the very best for their new journey ahead.
We began our evening by welcoming them on stage in groups with compliments, inviting them to say their farewell words. The students made impassioned speeches about their experiences in the school, sharing their nostalgia. They looked impeccable, dressed to the nines.
For entertainment we had organized games for them, a musical performance by Soham and Riya on (Friendship-Mashup) friendship and an energetic and fabulous Bhangra dance performance. The Bhangra got people so hyped up that the crowd couldn’t stop hooting and cheering our dancers to the beats of the dhol.
We ended the evening with a DJ party and memorable pictures with our seniors. It was tough for the batch to bid adieu to the school and their teachers and especially their friends, it was a heart melting moment.
A new page will soon be added to our school’s worthy alumni. We are proud of their achievements and ambitions. We are proud to call them our seniors and wish them the greatest of success from deep within our hearts.
Recitation activities help students build confidence as they learn to speak more accurately and persuasively about any piece of writing. Keeping this in mind, an Intra Class English Recitation Competition was organized for Classes 3 to 8 at the school campus from 26th April 2022 to 28th April 2022. . The participants recited famous poems by renowned poets. Children astonished our esteemed judge, Ma’am Rosa, with their voice modulation, expression and amazing memory skills. Ma’am appreciated and applauded the efforts of the participants.
The Investiture ceremony of the prefectorial body (Academic session 2022-23) was held on 19th April, 2022 with solemnity and enthusiasm. The hard working students were bestowed with the responsibility of leading the school to greater heights with their dedication and confidence. Each badge holder stood tall and proud, prepared to live upto the high expectations. The newly inducted head prefects, deputy head prefects, house captains, vice captain, senior prefects and prefects took an oath to shoulder the responsibilities with integrity, insight and inclusiveness.
The Executive Principal, Rosa ma’am and Principal Harika ma’am gave out the badges to the newly appointed Council members and congratulated them.
The Prefectorial Council (2022-23):
Head prefects :- Soham Kumar, Riya Dhiman; Deputy Head Prefects :- Aishwinder Singh, Gursehaj Gosal; Tagore House Captain :- Prabhsehar Kaur; Tagore House Vice Captain :- Gurumehar Mander; Teresa House Captain :- Sukhpawanjot Kaur; Teresa House Vice Captain :- Madhav Sharma; Tolstoy House Captain :- Urvi Gandhi; Tolstoy House Vice Captain :- Simrandeep Kaur
Joseph Joubert once said, “ It is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle a question without debating it.”
The Inter House Debate Competition helps the young students gain confidence and multifaceted knowledge and also ignites in them a passion for public speaking which never extinguishes.
The Inter House School Debate was held on 18th October, 2021 and the topic for the debate was ‘Social Media is ruining our lives.’ Dr S.K. Sharma was the judge for this competition. The participants put forth their argument with great avidity and showcased their tremendous oration skills. Shreya Aggarwal, Class IX GNR of Tagore House was declared as the best speaker of the debate.
The judge was really impressed with the level of debating of the participants.
An Online Intra Class English Recitation Competition for Class 3 to 8 was held this quarter.
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” – Plutarch
Students recited with such fervour and feeling. Pronunciation, intonation and expression were so good that a verbal painting was created for the listeners . The children enthusiastically participated in the competition and charmed everyone, with their excellent articulation and memory skills while reciting the famous poems.
Our honourable judge, Rosa Ma’am, Executive Principal, Kiran Harika Ma’am, Principal, appreciated and applauded the performances of the participants in the competition.
The year that was 2020 will never be forgotten. The COVID-19 pandemic touched our lives in some way or the other. The British Co- Ed High school quickly accommodated to work/study from home which eventually became a part of our daily routine. We had to get accustomed to this new form of education. Unfortunately, last year, it was not possible to conduct the annual prize giving ceremony. However, it was conducted this year for the academic session 2019-20 and 2020-21 on 2nd of August, 2021 and 7th of August, 2021 respectively. Top three position holders for each class were awarded by Rosa ma’am and special awards were given too. For the session 2020-21, winners of co-curricular activities like Inter-house debates and recitations were appreciated / applauded and honoured with exciting books. All the COVID-19 safety protocols were duly followed.
Scholastic and co – scholastic activities have an equal importance in a healthy school programme for the all-round development of the child. Keeping this in view, an Online Fancy Dress Competition for the students of Year III, IV and V was held on 21st August, 2021. The themes were famous characters from fairy tales, Disney movies, Harry Potter, famous personalities from History, Nature, Professions, etc.
The students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm, which proved the fact that life’s too short to wear boring clothes. The participants emailed their respective one minute solo videos which were judged on the basis of character portrayed, creativity and
presentation skills. For most of them, it was their “dream come true” moment, wherein they got the chance to portray their favourite character. The event added a lot of sparkle in the children’s confined life during this unprecedented pandemic times and it was a huge success.
The much awaited Farewell Party for the academic year 2020-2021 was organized on 14th August, 2021. Class XI had put in their best efforts to make the event cherish able and memorable for their seniors. The melodious voices of Diya, Adrija and Mrigangi gave a wonderful musical start to a glorious evening ahead. The trivia game kept us all on our toes. The powerpacked self-choreographed Bhangra performance left us wanting for more. Shivam Chatta’s hilarious standup comedy brought big smiles all round .
Finally, the graduating students were presented with mementos which will prove to be a lifelong memory for all of them. The evening ended with everyone grooving to the music beats.
The students of Legal Studies from grade XI visited the District Court on 8th and 11th November, 2021. We were taken around the Court by the president of the District Bar Association.
We interacted with lawyers at the Legal Aid office which provides Pro Bono Legal services to the marginalized sections of the society. We were also shown the Meditation Centre where ‘Lok Adalats’ are held.
Our next step was ‘Bahshikhana’ which is a temporary lock up room, where accused are kept before the proceedings (trial) commences. We also witnessed cases being tried before The Session Court. The Session Judge also met us in his private chamber. We had lot of questions and he patiently answered all our queries.
A virtual Christmas Party was celebrated on 21st December 2021. Unfortunately, our students could not attend due to social distancing. However, a small number of guests from the Village school and the Alicia Jones Community school were present. The Christmas party was live-streamed and students of the British Co-Ed watched the party online – joining in with singing and celebrating from home!
The Monologue Competitions are an innovation and first time venture for students. It was exciting to watch how students recited long, classical pieces with such passion and verve displaying full sensitivity to the theme of the speech and enacting it like seasoned thespians. It really was an eye-opener to see such dramatic and skills at play. Keep it up!
The Investiture ceremony of the prefectorial body (Academic session 2021 – 2022) was held on 18th February, 2021. This prestigious ceremony appreciates the impeccable academic standards, moral values and self-discipline among the students. On this solemn occasion, the newly elected badge holders pledged to uphold the integrity, honor and high standards of the institution.
The Executive Principal, Rosa ma’am and Principal ma’am Kiran Harika reposed trust in the young leaders by pinning badges to the New Head Boy Sakarth Singh Brar, New Head Girl Joy Jasmine Kaur, Deputy Head Boy Nikhil Partap Singh Dhillon, Deputy Head Girl Wannat Panthey, House Captains- Japharjot Singh Dalio, Jaiman Sandhu and Harmanjot Singh Dhiman of Tagore, Tolstoy and Teresa House respectively, along with the Prefects.
An Online Music Competition was held in the fourth quarter of session 2020-21. There were two categories
1. Vocal 2. Instrumental
Students took part enthusiastically and performed very well. Overall it was a very successful competition. It was well appreciated by one and all.