A detailed schedule on the upcoming important events, notices and holidays. Changes may occur due to circumstances beyond our control.
See the School Calendar for the range of events and dates.
“The Temple of Justice”, were the words we read outside the door of one of courtrooms I had the privilege to visit with my peers. On 16th of August, the students of Legal Studies were taken to visit the District and Sessions Court, Patiala. Setting foot in a court is every young and aspiring lawyer’s dream. This dream turned into a reality as we entered the Court Complex, Patiala. We were cordially welcomed by Advocate Avneet Singh Billing and Senior Advocate Angrej Singh Sandhu as they acquainted us with the multifaceted procedures of the court and shared their experiences as advocates. We also interacted with Ms. Manni Arora (JMIC), Secretary, District Legal Service Authority, Patiala in the Conference Room and she briefed us about the mediation procedings. We visited several courtrooms, and had the chance to witness actual court proceedings for both criminal and civil cases. Subsequently, we met Mr. Gurkiran Singh, JMIC – Judicial Magistrate First Class , Junior Division ,Patiala. He was kind enough to share his experience and inspire us with his hard work. After visiting all the courts, we made our way to the Lawyer’s Chambers. Lastly, we saw the ‘Bakshikhana’ where the criminals under judicial custody are housed until their trials. All things considered, observing the elements of law we had only studied on paper until now, has enkindled in us a renewed passion for law and justice.
– Sukhmanpreet Kaur (XI GSK)
The Inter-House English Debate (Middle School) was held on 9th September 2023. The topic was “Climate change is a disaster waiting to happen and not a technological challenge that can be overcome”. The topic was relevant to the present environmental scenario. The participants captivated the audience with their sagacious thoughts and impeccable content delivery. Tavleen Kaur of VIII NVS was adjudged as the best speaker. Teresa House won the competition followed by Tolstoy House and Tagore House.
~ Tavleen Kaur (VIII NVS)
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 school newspaper gives a brief view of the recent cultural, sports and co-curricular school activities along with academic achievements held each quarter.