ACTIVITY REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, MAY 2018
SHEMSTARS ALL SET TO SPARKLE
It was with this spirit that the students dressed in new uniforms spread freshness and positivity in the entire premises. The morning sun shone bright on the students of Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore when they gathered for the first assembly. At Shemford – where every child is a STAR, children are groomed to pave their own path, where, ‘Learning comes Alive’.
For an auspicious inception, on the 1st of April, a prayer meeting was held in the school premises. The morning assembly on Monday, began by seeking the blessings of Lord Almighty by chanting prayers after which the Principal, Ms Amita Dhaka addressed the students. In her welcome speech she said that she was happy to lead the Shemstars into the sparkling world of Shemrock and Shemford Group of Schools because, only they progress who are responsive to positive changes. This was followed by Ganesh Vandana, a beautiful dance performance by young Shemstars. The gathering was left spellbound when Ms Meenakshi Mohan expressed her views about the novel school in her beautifully composed poem ‘ Shemford- Humara Abhiman‘.The tiny tots put their best foot forward in an exciting dance number ‘Deep deep deep’ giving the Shemstars a hint about the excitement they should look forward to in the new school. The conclave was rapt when the School Song resounded in the valley. A wave of new zeal seemed to drift in the entire arena with the melodious choir.
A dream does not become a reality only through magic, it claims sweat determination and hard work- was the message given to the Shemstars by Dr Mrs. Bimla Arora, the Founder Director of Shemrock preschools and Associate Director of Shemford Group of Schools, on the first day. The students were guided to make the best of the facilities provided by the school to outshine in life. After singing the National Anthem in chorus, sweets were distributed among all following which the young Shemstars walked back to their classes all set to pave their path at Shemford.
SHEMSTARS OBSERVE THE WORLD HEALTH DAY
‘It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver’ – was the message conveyed in the morning assembly by the young Shemstars at Shemford, Pinjore. Stressing upon the theme, UHC (Universal Health Coverage), of World Heath Day for the year 2018, Dr Shashi Gupta guided the young children to take care of their own selves to lead a better and healthy life.
The students of classes 1 and 2 eagerly participated in Fancy dress presentation, dressed up as healthy and junk food, teaching in their own way to distinguish the right kind of food from the wrong. Various inter house competitions like collage making, declamation, power point presentations were also conducted for the Shemstars of Primary and Middle School wherein they left no stone unturned to prove their caliber. A group discussion was also organized for the senior students with the doctor at school to mark the event. They could gather the message that – ‘To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear’.
SHEMFORD PINJORE CELEBRATES BAISAKHI
It was a cherished morn at the Shemford Pinjore, when the Shemstars greeted one another on the onset of the New Year, Baisakhi. A lot of gaiety spread in the valley with the echoes of beautiful Punjabi folk songs. The Shemstars of the Primary and Pre Primary wing brought into the premises all the hues of life being clad in bright Punjabi attire. Beautiful dances presented by them left the audience enthralled. Speeches and poems were also delivered to enlighten them about the reason to celebrate this event.
There was another cause of celebration- Dr. B R Ambedkar Jayanti. To honour the principal architect of the Constitution of India, speeches were delivered in his honour and a quiz was conducted on the life and works of the great personality. The Principal, Ms Amita Dhaka guided the students to understand their responsibility towards the nation and adhere to the Constitution of India in true spirit. She also conveyed her greetings and a prosperous new year to the Shemstars and their families.
WORLD HERITAGE DAY OBSERVED AT SHEMFORD, PINJORE
To help the children become responsible citizens of the world when they grow up, the importance of our heritage was emphasized upon on the World Heritage Day. Cultural richness is something to be cherished and adopted was the message given to the children the Principal, Ms Amita Dhaka. A special assembly comprising of speech, poems and amazing facts was conducted. Inter House Declamation competition, Inter House Quiz Competitions and designing of theme based Scrap Files on heritage of the world were few of the activities conducted in the school to make the students aware about the rich heritage of the globe. “We will preserve and take care of our inherited wealth- be it the monuments, literature or the customs”, the children vowed.
SHEMSTARS’ PLEA – OUR MOTHER EARTH- OUR CONCERN
‘Mother of all the mothers is in great despair, she needs our love and care’, was the keynote of the Earth Day celebrations in the school. The students expressed this motif through various Inter House Competitions. Poems were recited and compositions were written on thought provoking pictures. It is believed that children learn by doing. ‘Best out of Waste’ brought out many ways of reusing the waste material effectively which proved to be a practical lesson for the young Shemstars. This thought and theme was also expressed by compiling beautiful and colourful scrap files filled with posters and pictures depicting the plight that mother earth is undergoing. Beautiful collages were also made by them. A quiz based on Earth Day and speeches to spread awareness among their fellow students was the contribution made by the seniors students. The tiny tots of Shem Foundation were taken for a nature walk around the beautiful gardens in the school campus. They were also shown how to germinate seeds in tiny pots. The Principal, Ms Amita Dhaka encouraged the students to plant a seed on every birthday, it would be in this way that they could invest oxygen for their own future. She said “Save the earth in your own little way.”
TALENT HUNT- A UNIQUE INITIATIVE OF SHEMFORD, PINJORE
To help the newcomers feel comfortable at school, they are given a platform to exhibit their talents. It has always helped the students feel important and become one with the others. The talent hunt competition was held at Shemford where the new Shemstars exhibited their competence in various activities like singing, dancing, playing the casio, painting, sketching, calligraphy, poem recitation and much more. All the new students were welcomed and applauded for the talent they exhibited.
BOOK WEEK OBSERVED AT SHEMFORD, PINJORE
With each important day being observed with gravity, a week long activity schedule was executed at Shemford on account of International Book Day. Books being the best friends and guide for every student, this week was given due importance. Various activities like storytelling, story writing, poem recitation, making book marks, designing book covers, poster making, visiting the public library, donating old books to poor children were few of the many activities distributed class wise . Amongst all the tiny tots, the children from the primary wing stole the show when they moved around the school dressed up in their favourite fairy tale character. It was indeed a treat to the eyes seeing Aladdin’s and Cinderella’s roaming about in the school campus. The week was culminated with a three day book exhibition organized in the school premises where the students’ enthusiasm reflected the keen interest they had in books.
ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS HELD AT SHEMFORD, PINJORE
At Shemford, it is stongly believed that both teachers and parents play an important role in the growth and development of the children and its only through open communication, fruitful discussions and active participation of both that we are able to lay a strong foundation for them. This was the underlying theme of the orientation programme held for the parents.
The Principal, Ms Amita Dhaka said that it was an endeavour to acquaint the parents with ShemEdumax, the unique research based child friendly curriculum of Shemrock and Shemford Group of Schools developed and improved at its R&D Office at New Delhi.
The Orientation Program was was graced by Dr. D. R. Arora Chairman, Shemford and Shemrock Group of Schools, Dr. Mrs. Bimla Arora the Founder Director of Shemrock Group of Schools Mr. Amol Arora, the Vice Chairman and MD of Shemford and Shemrock Group of Schools and Ms. Meenal Arora, the Founder Director of Shemford Group of Schools, who duly confirmed the right choice of the institution made by the parents of Shemstars. She left the audience captivated with her speech which focused around Parenting Tips and how effectively parents can contribute to the unique curriculum, Shemedumax to raise their children.
Apart from this ‘Synergy’ was highlighted- the means of communication between the parents and the institution in different ways.
The parents were also highly impressed by the LMS- Learning Management System which is a highly futuristic method of teaching online and the beautiful journey through the Pre Primary Wing brought contagious smiles on their faces. They confirmed that such interactive sessions are definitely beneficial.
LAUGHTER – THE ELIXIR OF LIFE, say SHEMSTARS
‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’ and the Shemstars celebrated this day with enthusiasm, mirth and glee. The mood for Laughter Day was set in with the morning assembly based on the same theme. Principal Ms. Amita Dhaka, expressed her joy to see the Shemstars rejoice and said that ‘A good laugh and a long sound sleep daily are the best cures for any ailment.’
In the Inter House Poem Recitation Competition for the junior wing, beautifully composed witty and thought provoking poems were recited that filled the arena with nonstop laughter. The students of the middle school and the senior wing put up skillfully directed skits to mark the day. A neck to neck competition was seen among the four houses in both the categories. To continue with the celebration all the Shemstars were made to laugh aloud to demonstrate the wonderful exercise. “The cheerful echoes in the beautiful campus of the school confirm that ‘Laughter is the Sunbeam of Beautiful Souls’ “, said, Dr. Mrs. Bimla Arora, Associate Founder Director, Shemford Group of Schools.
TECHNOLOGY DAY OBSERVED AT SHEMFORD
Technology Day was observed at Shemford, Pinjore, to commemorate the successful nuclear test at Pokhran, Rajasthan. The students of the Pre Primary Wing were acquainted with commonly used gadgets in day to day lives to arouse their curiosity, while, for the students of the Primary Wing, a quiz was conducted in the assembly which followed information on the Technology day in the form of speeches and poems. An inter house quiz competition was conducted by the IT department of the school for the seniors to mark the day. The enthusiasm and zeal of the participants as well as the audience made this event truly remarkable and a great learning experience for all.
SHEMSTARS’ REVERENCE TO MOTHERS
It was indeed Mothers’ Day at Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore, where mothers of the Shemstars had a momentous experience of watching their children performing exclusively for them. Principal, Ms. Amita Dhaka greeted the exuberant gathering and confirmed that at Shemford, care is taken to inculcate Sanskars in the children as a part of the school curriculum and, under this theme, various activities were conducted, class wise, to make all the mothers of every Shemstar feel special and blessed. The students of the Pre Primary wing stole the show with their innocent expressions in a beautiful dance performance, while the students of the Primary and the Middle School brought tears to the eyes of all through their beautiful items expressing their love and gratitude to their mothers. It was a fun filled day for the mothers as various activities like Act Smart, Tune Smart, Walk Smart, Rhythm Smart, Cook Smart , Write Smart and Advice Smart were organized , where they got a platform to exhibit their thoughts, expressions and talents, and of course, relive their childhood . The jubilance of the day increased manifold when certificates for Excellence in Academics were given away to the Star Achievers for the session 2017-2018. The mother of Shemford, Pinjore, Dr. Mrs. Bimla Arora, congratulated all the mothers on this special occasion.
SHEMFORD SUMMER CRICKET TOURNAMENT
A four day summer cricket tournament is being organised at Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore. Enthusiastic and energetic teams from all over the tricity are participating in the tournament. The tournament was inaugurated with lot of zeal, enthusiasm, energy and sportsmanship on May 20, 2018. This tournament consists of League cum Knock Out matches. Each match will have 10 overs. The teams will be competing for trophies in various categories like Best Player, Best Bowler, Best Batsman, Highest Wicket taker and Man of the Match. Playing on the World Class cricket pitch in the premises of Shemford Pinjore is giving a great experience to the players. This four day tournament will conclude with the finals on May 23rd.
PINJORE DIPSITES OUTSHINE IN CLASS X AND CLASS XII CBSE EXAMINATION, 2018
The students of DPS, Pinjore (now Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore) brought laurels to the school with their outstanding performance in class X and class XII CBSE examination. With as many as 14 students scoring an aggregate of 90% and above in class X , Yashi Goyal topped the list with 96% followed by Harpreet Singh at 95.2% and Harsh Srivastava stood third with 94.8% . Harpreet Singh scored cent percent in Social Science while Shivangi Mishra scored 99. Shruti Bansal, Muskaan and Aditi Prashar also scored 99 marks in Computers. Harsh Srivastava scored the same in Mathematics. Also as many as 135 students scored 90% and above marks in various subjects. The cent-per-cent quality result also gave everyone moments of exhilaration.
In class XII Soumyadeep Pathak took the lead in Science Stream scoring 94% marks followed by Upasna Sharma and Srishtie Sabherwal with 92% and 91.6% marks respectively. The Commerce Stream was topped by Aneesh Sharma followed by Ritwick Machhral while Anushka Sharma took the lead in Humanities. The Management, Principal and Staff congratulated all the students on their luminous performance.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, MAY (CLASSES NURSERY TO 2)
MEET AND GREET WELCOME ASSEMBLY
April 2, 2018 Students joined the school for the new session with full excitement and energy and a special Meet and Greet Welcome Assembly was conducted, our Principal Mrs. Amita Dhaka welcomed the Shemstars.
WORLD HEALTH DAY
April 6, 2018 An informative assembly was conducted by the students of the in which emphasis was given to the importance of health .Fancy Dress was organised in which students dressed up as healthy food verses junk food and fruits and vegetables. A talk by the class teachers on “Cleanliness of the Body” and “Junk Food V/S Healthy Food” was taken up .Activity sheets were also done by the students. Classes 1 and 2 also wrote a few lines on Health is Wealth.
WORLD HERITAGE DAY
April 12, 2018 In order to mark “WORLD HERITAGE DAY”, with a theme-OUR LEGACY- OUR PRIDE, students of classes Nursery to class 2 had HERITAGE RACES in which they had to run till the Historical places. They were also made aware about how to keep our Historical Monuments neat and clean by not defacing them.
April 12,2018 To continue “ the spirit of togetherness “ festival of Punjab, Baisakhi was celebrated in which students dressed up as girls-Punjabi suits and boys kurta dhoti and danced on the beats of bhangra and also did colouring in Activity sheets.
April 20, 2018 To celebrate the EARTH DAY various activities were conducted like classes Nursery, LKG and UKG went around the campus and collected twigs and leaves ,which .They were also told about the concept of Big and Small by showing trees and shrubs. Classes 1 and 2 did Seed Germination activity and were told to take care of our environment and to Grow More Trees.
April 21, 2018 Talent Hunt was conducted for the new admissions in the school auditorium in which new students got an opportunity to show case their talent in different areas like dancing , singing, poem recitation, jokes ,etc. Speaking on the Occasion our Principal Mrs. Amita Dhaka welcomed new Shemstars to Shemford family and also congratulated the winners of the Talent Hunt.
WORLD BOOK DAY
April 23 to 27, 2018 In order to inculcate the habit of reading, students were told about the importance of reading and even they were taken to the Library and different stories were recited to them .Students of classes 1 and 2 also came dressed up as their favourite story character and spoke one or two lines on it. Students also narrated their Bedtime stories with the help of props. They also wrote paragraph on Importance of Reading and Benefits of Books .Activity sheets were also coloured and put up in their classes.
April 28, 2018 An Orientation Programme was conducted for the whole school in which parents were made aware of our new Shemford system- Activities, Examination, ERP, 16 Pillars, A Journey To Shem Foundation.
May 1, 2018 To know about the importance of Dignity of labour, Labour Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm. Students of class 1 met the helpers who help them every day. A thought provoking assembly was conducted by the students for which all the helpers at school were also invited. Beautiful poems were recited and speeches were given to show their gratitude to all the helpers who kept the environment so neat and clean. They presented cards and titles to each and every helper to make them feel special and an indispensable part of the institution. The Principal, Ms. Amita Dhaka in her address said that ‘Without Labour nothing Prospers’ which was indeed a strong message to all alike.
The helpers at school also exhibited their glee by putting up beautiful dance and song performances which was apart from the cultural program put up by the students and teachers of Shemford.
May 1, 2017 “Laughter is the best medicine”. So to keep up the spirit students of class 1 shared humorous jokes. A mimicry session was organized by the students of class 2.
May 11, 2018 To be Techno Smart, students were made aware about the latest technology.
May 12, 2018 Mothers were invited on this day to make them feel special. Various activities and competitions were organized for them like Stage Smart, Tune Smart, Act Smart, Rhythm Smart, Walk Smart, Cook Smart, Write Smart, Advice Smart. A sumptuous refreshment was also served to our dear mothers.