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.

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

International English Language Olympiad endeavours to assess the competency and proficiency of the students in the field of English language. Eleventh International Olympiad of English language was held on 2nd November, 2018 at APS Mathura. It was organised by Silver Zone Foundation, New Delhi. The exam was meant for all the classes (I to XII)  in which total 152 students of  our school appeared. This exam is purely based on English Language which provides ample opportunity to the students not only test their skills but also sharpen them accordingly.

BOOK FAIR-2018

Books are a mirror of one’s soul which enrich the mind and soothe the heart. Book fair is an appetizer for further reading. Book fair plays a huge role in encouraging reading habit among people of all age groups. Keeping this view, APS Mathura organised a one day book fair on 31st oct, 2018.

The children enjoyed the fair and picked books varying from science to spooky stories, from puzzle to poems and from fiction to facts. The opportunity to browse books of so many varieties and in a large number at a time was a a wonderful experience for the children and parents who had come to attend the PTM. The aim was to encourage and inculcate the love for reading among students.

INTER SCHOOL DEBATE COMPETITION

APS Mathura organised an inter school English and Hindi debate competition on 29th Oct, 2018 at Tarapore hall.

The event witnessed participation of eleven schools in Mathura giving their Views on the given topics. The programme was presided over by the Principal, APS Mathura, Mrs. Gayatri Kulshreshtha. There were three judges each for English and Hindi debate. The judges were well experienced and from renowned institutions. The event was aimed to give an impetus to the bright and energetic students of Mathura and inculcate in them a spirit of competitiveness and confidence.

English debate was conducted first, afterthat there was a short break wherein all the judges, teachers and the participants were given refreshment. The participants were well prepared for the purpose and charmed the audience to a great extent with their performance. The judges themselves were highly pleased with their logical presentation.

In the end, the Respected judges were honored with momentous and the winners were felicitated by the Principal. Also Certificates were presented to all the participants. In English Debate, the first position was bagged by APS Mathura whereas the winner of Hindi Debate Competition was RatanLal Phool Katori Devi School, Mathura. APS Mathura also secured the third position in Hindi Debate.A special prize was given to Master Abhay from Chandanvan Public School for presenting his views differently and with excellence. Lastly, Mam congratulated and appreciated the talented and budding orators.

हिन्दी दिवस

14 सितम्बर ,1949 मे संविधान सभा ने हिन्दी को राजभाषा का दर्जा दिया तभी से 14 सितम्बर को हिन्दी दिवस मनाया जाता है। हिन्दी दिवस मनाने का उद्देशय हिन्दी के प्रति अनुराग पैदा करना है।

विद्यालय में 14 सितंबर 2018 को हिन्दी दिवस का आयोजन किया गया । इस अवसर पर हिन्दी प्रार्थना सभा छात्रों द्वारा प्रस्तुत की गई । कक्षा छठी से बारहवीं तक के छात्रों ने इस आयोजन में उत्साह पूर्वक भाग लिया । आयोजन के दौरान हिन्दी प्रार्थना ,हिन्दी में शपथ ग्रहण ,विचार , हिन्दी भाषा की उपयोगिता एवं महत्तव बताते हुए भाषण तथा हिन्दी का गौरव – गान करते हुए कविता पाठ किया गया । सभी छात्रों ने सुंदर प्रस्तुतियाँ करते हुए एक नए उत्साह का संचार किया ।

CLEANLINESS DRIVE FOR SWACHH BHARAT (FROM 1st Sep to 15th Sep,2018)

To promote the values of cleanliness, discipline and respect for environment, the Central Board of Secondary Education has asked its affiliated schools to observe ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ or Cleanliness Fortnight on their respective campuses from 1st Sep to 15th Sep, 2018.

With this aim, various activities were conducted in APS Mathura to spread the importance of cleanliness and sanitation among children. The Cleanliness drive began with an OATH TAKING CEREMONY wherein  all the students took pledge not to litter and keep their surroundings clean. Also the students alongwith the teachers stepped out of their classes for SHRAMDAAN which was conducted to educate and sensitize the children about the importance of cleanliness for a healthy, socially responsible, economically dynamic and progressive nation. Furthermore, an informative speech on the importance of Handwash was delivered by ACSHA PATRA of Class V wherein she informed the students that how essential it is to wash hands to defend against the spread of many diseases. She told the students to follow the practice of washing hands before eating, after using the washroom, after touching animals/pets etc. She also told the right method of washing hands. Besides this, the tiny tots of our school  participated in this mission enthusiastically and came up with very creative ideas reflected through their posters on the theme ‘Cleanliness’. Then, an inter-house letter-writing competition was conducted for the classes IX-XII wherein 8 students from all the four houses participated in which they wrote letters to the Prime Minister of India, Local Authorities, Editors and the School Management to spread the message of cleanliness on a massive scale. With this the mission ended successfully.

 

The children were motivated to continue such practices so as to keep the school premises and surrounding areas clean. We all worked hand in hand for the success of the campaign. It was a unique experience for all of us. We were curious to be the part of this great drive that could have transformed the face of our country forever.

 

 

TEACHERS’ TRAINING FOR WORDSWORTH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LAB

On 8th Sep, 2018 the training for a newly installed software ‘WORDSWORTH’ was conducted for the English department from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Resource person was Mr. G. S.  Gill from Wordsworth Language Lab.

He elaborated on the usage of the software and it’s key areas. It was explained that it offers an interactive platform with comprehensive digital content where a learner can easily get accustomed to the process of English learning. The session was informative and well executed.

TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION

“It is the supreme art of a teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

APS Mathura solemnly celebrated Teacher’s Day with great gusto and gaiety on 5th Sep, 2018. Students performed a scintillating cultural show to denote their love, respect, acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by the teachers towards their development. The cultural show incorporated speech, dances, song and dance-drama. Some students also shared their experiences. They indicated that teachers play a vital role in making their pupil accountable citizen of tomorrow and wonderful human beings. Teachers are the cornerstone of students’ future and there is nothing worth enough to gratify them for their selfless service and commitment. The students also extended a token of respect to Honorable Principal and all the teachers through self -made cards. The Principal extended her heartiest wishes to all the students and appreciated the students for conducting magnificent performance.

Furthermore, the Principal took lot of pain and organized a few games for teachers to have fun. Thereafter, a token of appreciation was extended to all the staff members and group D employees. The Principal was thanked profusely by the staff.  The day was full of fun and frolic and ended with sumptuous lunch.

SOUTH WESTERN COMMAND INTER APS DEBATE COMPETITION- 2018

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Army Public School, Mathura hosted the SWC Inter APS Debate Competition – 2018 in which 17 schools of various APS of SWC participated. The debate was organised in Hindi and English on 28th & 29th Aug respectively . The topics for the debate were the burning issues of today as the usefulness of social networking sites in child development and the relevance of present education policy in social development. Over 100 students showcased their oratory skills in this two days competition. The Chief Guest for the program was Brig S.Ramanathan (Chairman APS Mathura) . He gave away the prizes to the winner teams- APS-Ranchi in Hindi and APS-Mathura in English . The best speakers & interjectors in both the competitions  were also given away the prizes. The program was a great success and appreciated by one and all present.

ANNUAL ADM AND TECHNICAL INSPECTION-2018

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The Annual Adm and Technical Inspection of APS Mathura for the year 2018-19 was carried out  by Brig. IM Lamba, DY GOC, HQ 42 Arty Div; Col. HS SODHI (Retd),Addl Dir (AWES);Lt Col. Satyavir Singh, Edn Offr, HQ99 Arty Bde and Mrs. Sudha Madan, Principal APS,Alwar on 20th and 21st August, 2018. The team was formally welcomed by the Principal. The team witnessed the morning assembly which commenced with school prayer followed by the pledge, thought, quiz, speech and motivational song. Thereafter the team visited the school campus including all labs and library. The inspecting team appreciated the endeavor of the school administration for shaping the school so beautifully. Thereafter the Principal elaborated upon the campus and its achievements through a presentation.

The Inspection came to an end with the interaction of the staff with the Presiding Officer and the inspecting team.

TUG OF WAR COMPETITION

It’s not enough to have power it’s important to know how to best harness it for our collective good . APS Mathura students mirrored this idea as  they participated enthusiastically in the inter house Tug of War Competition .The competition was held on 18th August,2018 and the students from classes 9th to 12th exhibited their talent in the game . The competition was for both girls and boys of each house. This competition was particularly exciting as it saw the complete representation of each house in terms of its strength. The competition was organized under the supervision of physical instructors. Among the boys RANI LAXMI BAI HOUSE bagged the first position whereas HOSHIYAR HOUSE won among the girls.

Fancy dress competition

Fancy dress competition is a very popular activity at school and one of the most exciting event that children look forward to. The purpose of conducting the competition was not to blend learning with fun but also develop confidence in the students by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of an audience.

Fancy dress competition for the students of classes IV and V was conducted on  18th Aug. 2018. The children had disguised themselves as Disney characters. Children dressed up in their colorful costumes and spoke a few sentences on the character that they depicted.  Total 12 students i.e. 3 from each house had participated in the competition. The children had put in great efforts to make it interesting. Their effort and hard work was highly commendable.

The competition proved to be great learning experience for the students and gave them a platform to explore their hidden talents.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on 15 Aug ,1947. It took hundreds of years for us to break shackles of slavery . People of the country celebrate this national event every year .Each and every member of APS Mathura also celebrated its 72nd independence day with patriotic fervour . The celebration was commenced with flag hoisting followed by patriotic song , elocution and a beautiful dancing visual presented by the children . This occasion was graced by the Chairman of the school , Brig. S.Ramanatham. He blessed the students with his motivational words .

Also on this special occasion, a few teachers of our school were awarded for demonstrating excellence in their respective areas. Although all teachers of our school have been very committed and dedicated towards the cause of education but a few of them moved an extra mile for the all round development of the school.22 teachers from various departments of our school have been awarded for the outstanding teacher award . It was a memorable day for all of us.

The principal also facilitated the students with her valuable words and  reminded them the sacrifices made by our great freedom fighters.Then Deborah Faith Samuel of class XI-A proposed the vote of thanks and the program ended with tree plantation and the sweet distribution to the children.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY -2018

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader.”

It was on 4th August,2018 that deserving young talents of our school were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their school with confidence and competence. The investiture Ceremony set the student council ablaze  for the academic session 2018-19. The school cabinet was formed through votes cast by the students and teachers. The event  was presided over by the Principal wherein she honored RIYA DUSAD and SAHIL RATHORE of XII SCIENCE with the badges of the HEAD GIRL and HEAD BOY respectively. Further the other elected leaders  were conferred with the badges by their respective incharges. This year the student council has been extended so the class prefects have also been appointed. They were also pinned the badges by their respective class teachers. Thereafter the student council including all the class prefects took the pledge to hold the school motto of loyalty, truth and honour in high esteem.Further the Principal congratulated the newly elected student council and concluded with a word of advice that they ought to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties.