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.
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.
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:
- Which of the following is an example of a category of people who societies expect to act with integrity?
- Police Officers
- All of the above
- The act of copying another person’s work and submitting it as though it were your own is known as what?
- None of the above
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.