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.

Spellathon Competition

To motivate children, to take keen interest in enriching their vocabulary and pronunciation skills to become effective and impressive communicators APS Junior Wing, Mathura Cantt organized Spellathon Competition on 24 October 2018.

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.

 

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.