RAISING DAY CELEBRATION

It was on 23rd July, 1984 that APS MATHURA started its journey. The raising Day of APS Mathura was celebrated with great spirit and fervour.

A special assembly was conducted to mark the significance of the day. The assembly commenced with a talk by the Head Boy of the school wherein he threw light on the foundation of the school, its history and initiatives taken by it in imparting education upto class XII. It was followed by Army School song sung by the choir. Further an astounding dance performance by the Primary children touched each and every heart. The program ended with the National Anthem.

BOOK FAIR-JAN 2019

Books are uniquely portable magic. Book Fair play a huge role in encouraging reading habit among people of all age groups.

A Book Fair was organized in APS Mathura on 4th Jan,2019.It saw an overwhelming response from students and parents who had come to attend the PTM.It was a spectacle to watch.Books on wide range of topics were displayed. The highlight of the event was the ‘Book Reviews’ made by the students that captivated the maximum readers to the book stall. The aim was to encourage and inculcate the love for reading among students.

ART & CRAFT EXHIBITION

“The artist must be in his work

As  God in creation,

Invisible and all powerful,

One must sense him everywhere.”

Keeping this view, APS Mathura organised an Art & Craft Exhibition on 4th Jan,2019 in the school premises. The objective of the exhibition was to bring forth the innate skills and have the creative genius of the students. All the artifacts on display were the hardwork of the students which were made from indigenous products as jute,paper,beads etc. There were corners in the exhibition attributed to painting, glass painting, fabric,best out of waste.It surely displayed the talent which the children have.It got an overwhelming response both by the children as well as guardians. It was an enriching experience for the students and our art and craft teacher ‘Mrs. Neerja Khaneja’ who had taken pains to make this art and craft exhibition a success.

Clay Modeling

Clay art modeling is a fun art activity that involves the sculpting and molding of modeling clay into a variety of shapes and objects. It develops motor skills, social skills, cognitive skills. Also  helps children to develop imagination and spark creativity.

Mr. Manish highlighted the benefits of clay modeling through lecture cum demo. in JUNIOR WING , APS MATHURA CANTT on 07 Dec. 2018.

Rubella Vaccination Camp

Rubella (German Measles) is a contagious disease caused by a virus, but different virus than measles. People who gets rubella usually have mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low grade fever, sore throat, rashes on the face and spreads to rest of the body. Some people may also have headache, pink eye and generally discomfort before the rash appear. It can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects in an unborn baby if a woman is infected during pregnancy.

Rubella can be prevented with MMR vaccine. This protects against three diseases: measles, mumps and rubella.

CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age.

MMR vaccine is very safe and effective (about 97% at preventing rubella).

Dr. Swati Jadia highlighted the effects of rubella and benefits of MMR vaccine through lecture in JUNIOR WING , APS MATHURA CANTT on Nov16,2018.

Rubella vaccination camp was carried out on 26 Nov, 2018 by Dr. Swati Jadia along with her team. 379 children were vaccinated.

Brig Rajkumar , Commandant , MH Mathura Cantt. also visited Junior Wing during the Vaccination camp.

On Nov29, 2018 Lt Sangeeta M. along with Medical Assistant and complete Medical team vaccinated 457 students.

On Nov29, 2018 Brig Rajkumar , Commandant , MH Mathura Cantt. Again visited Junior Wing during the Vaccination camp.

Total 836 students of Junior Wing were vaccinated. The entire camp was carried out smoothly.

Group Song Competition

“Music binds our soul, hearts and emotions. It is the best method of relaxation, cheers the sprit and lightens the hearts”.

To bring out the singing talent of the students an Inter House Group Song Competition for students of class 1 to 3 was organized in APS Junior Wing, Mathura Cantt  on 26 October 2018. Children sang the songs with lot of passion, confidence and patriotic feeling.

Mask making and Pencil Sketch Competition

Mask  making is one of the most enjoyable crafts that children can be engaged in. This competition was organised in APS Junior Wing, Mathura Cantt.  on 12 October 2018 for class 1 & 2, to explore and encourage creativity in children and offer them a platform to show their skills. A variety of paper and plastic plate masks, head bands, eye masks etc. were made by the children. Also Pencil Sketch Competition was organised for class 3 children.

Best out of Waste

“Creativity consists rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know.”

Best out of waste is one such craft which follows environmental friendly principle and at the same time creates useful objects out of waste products. In order to make children aware of uses of waste material, and to give them a lesson on reducing waste to save our future, ‘Best out of Waste’ competition was organized in APS Junior Wing, Mathura Cantt on 06 October 18 for students of class 1 to 3. They prepared very creative and innovative models and art items using reusable and recyclable materials like newspapers, shoe boxes, bangles, ice cream stick’s etc.

 

 

ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION-2018-19

Annual Day forms an integral part of our school activities. It is an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity when students present not only their wonderful performances but also receive honors for their curricular and co-curricular achievements.

APS Mathura celebrated its Annual Day with unprecedented fanfare on 20th December,2018 at the school premises. It was woven around the theme ‘EMERGENCE OF INDIA FROM BHARAT’.

Lt. Gen Taranjit Singh VSM**, GOC 1 CORPS graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and also it was a matter of pride for us to have the presence of Mrs. Harkeerath Kaur as the guest of honor.

The Principal, Mrs. Gayatri Kulshreshtha extended a formal welcome to the dignitaries present. It was a great honor that on this special occasion,the Respected Chief Guest inaugurated the Badminton Court of the School followed by the Cultural show. First, the Principal read the Annual Report showcasing the glories and achievements of the school.Then the talented students presented mesmerizing performance depicting the ‘journey of India’ through a blend of drama and dance.The show held the audience in awe and left them enlightened at the show culminated.It was followed by the Annual Prize Distribution ceremony which was a moment of pride and honor for all the winners and achievers of the school.Mrs. Harkeerath Kaur, the guest of honor gave away the prizes to the students who achieved success in the academics as well as co-curricular areas.

Further, the Chief Guest congratulated the Principal and staff on the progress made by the school.

The vote of thanks was given to the dignitaries for sparing their valuable time and gracing the occasion.The program ended with singing of the National Anthem.

 

 

APS MATHURA STUDENTS APPEARED IN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIADS

The driving force behind academic success is undoubtedly education and the various academic skills acquired during the learning process. Keeping this view, 11th International Olympiad of Mathematics and 10th International Olympiad of Science were held on 19th and 22nd November respectively at APS Mathura. It was organized by Silver Zone Foundation, New Delhi. It was for classes I to XII in which total 458 students of our school appeared. The purpose of the exam was to test mathematical ability, reasoning, logic. It encouraged the students to explore alternative solutions to a problem which enhanced their problem solving skills as well as their out of the box thinking.

CHILDREN ‘S DAY CELEBRATION

There is no garden as beautiful as childhood. Every child is a different kind of flower, together they make this world a beautiful garden. Children’s day focus on children and their enjoyment. It is celebrated to pay tribute to the legendary freedom fighter and our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru popularly known as chacha. As it is generally seen that students perform for their teachers on various occasions. This year children’s day was celebrated with fun and frolic in APS Mathura wherein the teachers gave various performances to express their love and care for the children. The program started with a prayer followed by the pledge and a thought. Further an informative speech was given to highlight the importance of this day. On this special occasion, the teachers followed their dress code. Also they presented a group song. The students were overwhelmed with the entire effort. The day ended in a beautiful resonance lingering in everybody’s mind.

Integrity

It is very rightly said, “Success comes and goes but integrity stays forever.” Sometimes people misunderstand Honesty to Integrity. In fact, Honesty is telling the truth to the other people but integrity is telling the truth to own self. Integrity assesses our personality and attitude. To make the students understand the value of Integrity and to reinforce this thought amongst all the staff members a pledge was taken on 2nd Nov. 2018  by almost 2800 students and 100 staff members.

Further it was on 3rd Nov. 2018 that a quiz on the topic was conducted during the assembly for the students from Classes IX to XII. Following types of questions were asked from the students:

  1. Which of the following is an example of a category of people who societies expect to act with integrity?
  • Doctors
  • Police Officers
  • Politicians
  • All of the above
  1. The act of copying another person’s work and submitting it as though it were your own is known as what?
  • Integrity
  • Plagiarism
  • Creativity
  • None of the above
  1. You are shopping at a department store when you accidentally knock an expensive crystal bowl off the shelf. It got broken into pieces. You are alone in the aisle – no one saw……… You
  • Immediately find the store Manager and offer to pay for the bowl.
  • Walk out of the store. It was an accident after all.
  • Immediately find the store manager. Point to another customer and say you saw him or her deliberately smash the bowl.
  1. You are taking a stroll on a beach when you see a bundle of Rs 2000 fall from the pocket of an elderly man walking in front of you. He doesn’t notice the fallen money. You ……………
  • Pick up the money and hand it back to him
  • Pick up the money, hand him over only 50% of the amount and tell him he dropped it.
  • Pick up the money and pocket it, after all Finders are Keepers.
  1. You take your 13 year old younger brother to a movie. The Box Office Cashier assumes that he is younger and charges him for a child’s ticket by mistake. You………….
  • Tell the cashier your brother’s true age since it does not set a good example
  • Very happily take a cheaper ticket but explain to your brother that in most cases one should be honest but here it is ok
  • Take the cheaper ticket. It is no big deal
  • Take a cheaper ticket and casually say most of the people do this.

Thus the students were enlightened that Integrity is firm adherence to a code of moral or artistic values. In other words they understood that the root of integrity is about doing right thing even when it is not convenient for us or it is not acknowledged by others. It is a behavior based virtue we can cultivate and nurture over time through such activities.