GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD AT DPS PATIALA
Delhi Public School Patiala acknowledged its Pre- primary students by organising a Graduation Ceremony at North Zone Cultural Centre, Bhasha Bhavan, Patiala on 26 March 2022.The tiny tots now step forward from Pre-Primary to class 1. It is their first step towards formal education. Little toddlers were very excited to receive their degrees clad in their black gowns and smart caps. The parents of the students were present to witness the ceremony when their little darlings wore the graduation gowns and caps, and held their scrolls firmly in their hands.The function was presided over by Dr. Vandana Sharma who is a Professor of Eminence, Department of Psychology in Akal University, Talwandi Saboo. The programme started on an auspicious note by the traditional lightning of lamp by the Chief Guest Dr. Vandana Sharma, Principal Mr. Santosh Shukla and Academic Coordinator Ms. Shveta Goyal.The kindergarten students exhibited their talent by presenting beautiful dances representing the theme of Unity in Diversity. The dances related to the four different directions of India namely: North, South, East and West. Students of class 2 anchored the entire event in a very lively, enjoyable and informative way. The Chief Guest congratulated the students and their parents on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the school. The Principal also addressed the parents and updated them about the school activities and thanked the parents for bestowing their trust on the school.
The exemplary performance and confidence shown by the students is worth mentioning and highly commendable.
DPS Patiala organized a farewell ADIEU 2022
Students of class XI of DPS Patiala organized a farewell ADIEU 2022 on March 12 in the school campus with much fun and frolic. The event was true to its name ADIEU… TOGEATHER TODAY AND ALWAYS as it was organized to cherish the joys of being together and also to make wonderful memories for the lifetime. The day started with the traditional welcoming of their seniors by the class XI batch followed with the lighting of the lamp ceremony by Principal Sir Mr. Santosh Shukla escorted by the class teachers and accompanied by the students of both the batches. A cultural bonanza was presented on the occasion which includes melodious musical performances and energetic dance performances. All the students of the ongoing batch were dazzling in their trendy and graceful attires and were seen enjoying and celebrating the culminating moments of their school life. There was a fashion walk organized for them, students went nostalgic while sharing their memories of the school life. A sapling was also planted by the students of class XII with Principal Sir to mark the occasion. The coveted title of Mr. DPS PATIALA was begged by Meet Kamal Singh Dhillon and Ms. DPS PATIALA was given to Gursimran Kaur. Mr. and Ms. PERSONALITY were Gotam Arora & Navkiran Kaur. Mr. and Ms. Talented were Purnedra Singh and Anushka Nehra respectively. The event concluded with the cake cutting followed by everyone enjoying grooving to their favorite numbers . Principal Mr. Santosh Shukla gave his best wishes to the batch of class XII and inspired them to become responsible citizens of the nation and to shine brighter in their chosen fields.
The Colours of my Nation
A drawing activity was organised for the students of Class VI based on the theme "The Colours of my Nation" in sync with the Republic Day celebrations of the school.
Kites & Colours of Spring: Vasant Panchami
The auspicious day of Vasant Panchami was celebrated by the children of kindergarten with great enthusiasm along with their teachers on the online mode. The children offered floral prayers and understood the significance of the spring festival. All were in a festive mood and were very excited throughout the session. As part of the activity for the day, the association of the festival with the yellow colour, the blooming of mustard flowers and the arrival of spring were also elaborated. Students were dressed in yellow attire and prepared yellow-coloured food with the help of their parents at home . The craft activity of the day helped the students learn to make colourful kites.
Class II - Fancy Dress – “I come from the state ________of India”
Children were dressed up in the attire or traditional wear from any state of India. Each child also shared a few important facts about the state. Students were also asked to understand the location of the state on the map of the country. The activity was well received and students participated in the activity with zeal and enthusiasm. Parents appreciated the activity and supported the students in the preparation of the content and the costumes.
Class I-III Lohri Virtual Celebrations
Class I-III also enjoyed a festive interaction with their teachers in the morning virtual assembly dedicated to the festival. Several students presented folk dances on the popular Punjabi folk songs. Children shared their plans for the evening and also drew beautiful pictures depicting the festivities related to Lohri.
Winter Magic: Lohri & Makar Sankranti Celebration
Lohri - the festival that ushers in the joyous spring and bids adieu to the hard winter was celebrated virtually by Kindergarten kids with exuberance and fanfare on 13th January 2021.On the occasion, both children and teachers enjoyed the folk songs with dance. Children dressed in their best colourful attires were seen relishing the Lohri snacks - peanuts, popcorn and other delicacies. The teachers apprised the little ones on the traditions of the farmer’s festival and also told them about - kite-flying, Giddha/Bhangra, colourful ‘rangoli’ making – activities that marked the celebrations of ‘Makar Sankranti’.
Lohri- The Festival of farmers and families
A beautiful assembly on Christmas!
A Christmas special assembly was conducted on the 24th of December 2021, the last day before the Winter Break by the students of Class 3 Innovators. Going with the theme of the assembly, children were dressed up in red and white outfits. The assembly started with prayers for the peace and happiness of the world. This was followed by a lively dance performance by the excited children on the carols - "Mercy is falling" and "Cast your burden', transporting all present into the land of joy and happiness. The next act was the Christmas Nativity depicting the birth of Lord Jesus. Some beautiful Christmas facts were also shared like "Why Christmas is specifically celebrated on 25 December?", "What are the significances of Christmas symbols?". The cheerful entry of Santa made the assembly memorable- especially for the little ones. Assembly ended with the singing of Carols and wishing everyone a "Merry Christmas"!
Remembering the Supreme Sacrifices of 4 Sahibzaade
The students of Class IV Chandergupta presented a special assembly saluting the sacrifices of the 4 young sahibzaade. Students shared the painful sequence of the heroic deeds with a reminiscence of the bygone days. They sang praises of the unparalleled valour and supreme sacrifices made by the revered sons - the "Char Sahibzaades" of Sri Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Gujri who sacrificed their lives for the sake of humanity. Students rendered a soulful Shabad and they also recited poems related to the Sahibzaadas with great devotion and fervour.
A "Gatka" performance was presented by class 2 students on the occasion. .
The Annual Winter Trip 2021
15-16th December: 186 students of Delhi Public School Patiala from class VI-X were taken on a 4 nights-3 days visit to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The students accompanied by the escort teachers left Patiala around 6:15 pm in 4 buses for an overnight journey to Jodhpur. On arrival in Jodhpur, students were allocated rooms at Hotel Garh Gobind before being served an elaborate breakfast buffet Post breakfast, students got ready for a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, where they had time to explore the rich Rajasthani royal abode of Queen Jodhabai. The guide escorted the students and teachers around the fort and shared the details.
17th December: Post breakfast in the hotel, all the 4 buses left for the visit to Umaid Bhawan which could not be covered on the 16th due to time constraints. 2 guides helped the student group through the grandeur of the Umaid Bhawan. After the memorable visit to Umaid Bhawan, the 4 buses left Jodhpur for a 6-hour journey to Jaisalmer. A traditional welcome was given to the students on arrival at the camping resort– Desert Drop. The students were immediately taken in batches to enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari and an equally exciting Camel Ride in the desert sands. children were super excited and truly enjoyed the activities and longed for more. Lunch was also arranged at Desert Drop, in parallel. Post sunset, students enjoyed snacks with hot tea and were treated to the traditional dance performances of Rajasthan, followed by a dance party.
18th December After an early breakfast, the students were taken to the popular tourist destination, the haunted village Kuldhara. The historical facts of the location were shared with the students. The students also got the time to explore the ruins of the haunted village, which is currently under the Archaeological Department. After the visit to the Kuldhara Village, students were taken in batches for a boat ride in the Garhisagar Lake. The students enjoyed the grandeur of the majestic Fort of Jaisalmer, the last destination before their return journey to Patiala.
Visit to Chokhi Dhani
Winter Carnival held at DPS Patiala
The Annual Winter Carnival was organised by Delhi Public School on 12 December 2021in its school premises at Reeth Kheri, Sirhind Road, Patiala. The theme for this year was Virasat-E-Punjab. The release of colourful balloons by the Chief Guest Mrs. Amar Noorie Ji (Famous Punjabi Singer & Actress) andMrs. Sandeep Kaur Sidhu, the Mrs. Punjaban Worldwide India 2021 and a International gidha performer, to name a few of her achievements, marked the inauguration of the carnival. Mrs. Nirmal Rishi, a renowned Punjabi actress graced the occasion with her presence as a guest of honour.The school grounds pulsated with scintillating music and a lively crowd. The entire decor was related to the theme of the year showcasing the rich culture of Punjab. Several competitions were organised like a traditional fashion walk for toddlers under the title ‘Tor Punjab Di’ and a turban tying competition which was judged by well-known experts in this field.The carnival had something in store for everyone be it children or adults. It was a day full of fun activities. There were in all 90 stalls which were beautifully decorated. The major attractions were shopping stalls, fun rides, fun games, multi-cuisine stalls, ethnic Punjabi cuisine - The Punjabi Chullah and Tatto plus mehndi point.The carnival provided parents as well as children an opportunity to have a lot of fun. Activities like tambola, lucky draw and exciting prizes ensured an unforgettable time with near and dear ones. The zest and zeal exhibited by an enthusiastic crowd of visitors and participants made the Winter Carnival 2021 a memorable one.
Inter-Class Street Play Competition held
Students of Class IV & V had a first-hand experience of participating in a street play as they competed in the inter-class street play contest held before the Diwali Break.
The objective of the event was to promote teamwork along with confidence building amongst the students. Each child was given the opportunity to perform on stage along with his peer group. The judges of the event appreciated the efforts of the students and teachers for the effective presentations.
The results of the event are -
First Position - IV Chanakya - The importance of quality time - parents with children
Second Position - IV Chandragupta - Corruption and Negative Politics
Third Position IV Kautilya - "Beti Bachao Beti Padao"
Fourth Position - IV Vishnugupta - "Green Diwali"
First Position - V Paramhamsa - Green Diwali
Second Position - V Dayanand - Eco-Friendly Diwali
Kindergartners visit Tohkha Sahib Gurudwara
The Kindergarten students visited Tohkha Sahib Gurudwara near by village Fagan Majra on 15th November as a part of the school's Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations. The students offered their prayers.The authorities of the Gurudwara appreciated the time spent by the teachers and the students in the historical shrine. The children were delighted as they received the Prasad. Children could relate to the ongoing lesson in their curriculum -"Places of worship and Respect".Children were apprised about the significance of the upcoming Gurupurab.
DPS Patiala organised a fun filled Bal Mela on November 12 to celebrate children's day.Teachers put up food stalls for the children and also presented an entertaining cultural bonanza for them. It was a day filled with joy, gaiety and celebration for all the children in the true spirit of a fete. Principal Mr Santosh Shukla wished all the children good health and happiness and also inspired them to become good humans and responsible citizens of the society.
The little chefs of grade K.G.I & K.G.II enriched their culinary creativity by preparing ‘Monaco Biscuit Toppings’ in their ‘Cooking Without Fire’ activity on 22nd October 2021 under the guidance of their teachers. Children were give the liberty to choose toppings of their own choice. After the completion of the activity, the children relished eating the yummy canapés with their friends. Cookies loaded with taste, health and love !
Fruits 'n' Veggies Market Day
Fruits 'n' Veggies Market Day was observed on the 29th October in DPS Patiala Kindergarten Wing. A pseudo market was set-up by the teachers to build the ambience of a real one with the objective to teach the students in a fun-filled way. The students were amazed looking at their teachers dressed up as vendors and farmers. Students were invited to buy vegetables and the students talked about different fruits and vegetables. Students were also inspired to show their respect and gratitude for farming community and the vendors, who toiled hard to make our lives comfortable. An enactment was also presented on the theme "Go Local !"
The activity was worthwhile with children learning their concepts and imbibed values as well .
DIWALI - CELEBRATIONS
DIWALI - CELEBRATIONS
The long awaited Inter-House Cricket Matches were held on 30th October in the sprawling grounds of DPS Patiala. The enthusiasm and team spirit were all-time high, with student spectators cheering their house players.
In the junior level matches(class 4-5), the finals was between Ravi House and Chenab House, with Ravi House winning with a nail biting finish.
Chenab House players were the winners in the senior group (with players from classes 9&10) beating Beas House.