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‘LEADERSHIP IS THE CAPACITY TO TRANSLATE VISION INTO REALITY’

Potential leaders of tomorrow are groomed, developed and raised in the miniature world of an educational institution through diverse portfolios that are offered to mark a difference.

With this objective, the Investiture Ceremony for the session 2019-20 was held at St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram on 24th May 2019. There was an aura of expectancy as the beaming faces of the selected student council members welcomed the gathering. The occasion was attended by the proud parents of the elected students’ council members.

The ceremony was held with lots of zeal and zest. It commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by Ganesh Vandana, which signifies removal of darkness. The School Principal, Mr Stanley Anthony congratulated the council members and spoke about the tasks they will be involved in and how they will be trained in leadership.

The new office bearers of the school marched in with heads held high, to the beautiful beats of the school bands. All the newly designated members took the oath, promised to serve the institution and perform their duties whole-heartedly and sincerely, signalling the beginning of their year of leadership. It was a moment of grandeur and gaiety when the newly elected Head Boy and Head Girl were handed over the school flag and sashes. The members were brimming with confidence to shoulder the assigned duties. The Head Boy,Nathen Mathews and the Head Girl, Prarthana promised a definite change for the better tomorrow with great conviction in their confident speeches.

The School Director, Mr Mohit Sachdeva encouraged the council members to display their duties in the ambit of resoluteness and, collaboratively build on their skills and competencies to achieve success. He also urged the council to express solidarity and perseverance to meet the higher standards of excellence. The whole stage lit up with vibrant colours of the different flags and the event reinstated the faith in the calibre and leadership of the future generation.  

    Freedom is hammer out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate

    John F Kennedy once beautifully said that without debate, without criticism, no admiration and no country can succeed and republic can survive. With the world growing as a global village, the school education is not just confined to mere books , blots of ink on paper ; but preparing future leaders ready to take big strides of life.

    To inculcate the confidence of public speaking and to nurture the linguistic skills of the learners, an inter house debate competition was organised for the students of grade IX-XI. Grade IX received the topic “Should the renewable sources of energy be subsidized ”, whereas grade X expressed their views on the topic “Should cloning be banned” and grade XI was fierce in arguments on the topic “Social Media comments should be protected

    The inter house competition was at its creative zenith as the students confidently had put forth their views and were systematic in their formal approach. The results for the event are as following:

     

     

    Position 1

    Position 2

    Position 3

    IX -Favour of

    the Motion

    AvniVaidya (St. Patrick House)

    AvniDadwal(St. Nicholas House)

    ParidhiPrabhakar(St. Raphael House)

    IX – Against the motion

    IshaanJha(St. Nicholas House)

    AnshikaAgarwal(St. Raphael House)

    AnshBansal(St. Patrick House)

    X -Favour of

    the Motion

    RanyaGoswami(St. Nicholas House)

    Sarah Kurian(St. Patrick House)

    SohaniBhatnagar (St. Michael House)

    X – Against the motion

    Raj Chabbra(St. Raphael House)

    Prakhar Mittal (St. Michael House)

    MishikaAggarwal(St. Nicholas House)

    XI -Favour of

    the Motion

    Sejal(St. Raphael House)

    Harvansh(St. Nicholas House)

    Prathna(St. Patrick House)

    XI – Against the motion

    Adya Jain (St. Patrick House)

    Nabiha Khan (St. Raphael House)

    Sahunak(St. Michael House)

     

    Position 1  (Grade 9) : St. Nicholas House

    Position 2 :St. Patrick House

    Position 1  (Grade 10) : St. Nicholas House

    Position 2 :St. Michael House

    Position 1  (Grade11) : St. Raphael House

    Position 2 :St. Patrick House

    School Principal and Coordinator Senior School congratulated the participants on their achievements.Every day which comes with an opportunity to learn is a beautiful day.Students went home learned and inspired. It is rightly said that:

    Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate

      “The ballot is stronger than bullet”

      Elections are an important and integral part of Indian democracy. St.Xavier’s High School

      has taken a small step to make the students aware of the democratic process of electing

      candidates by conducting elections for its Student council members.

       

      Student Council is the formal student-led governing body of the school. Elections were

      conducted under the supervision of the Electoral In charge and the Electoral members, in a

      democratic way on 14th May 2019 in the first two slots. The polling was held in a smooth

      manner. The teachers as well as the students were equally enthusiastic about the event.

       

      The students were asked to nominate themselves for taking part in the elections a few days

      prior to the final day of voting. All the candidates under the supervision of teachers, presented their

      manifestos, made campaign speeches in the school assembly. Each class witnessed a good

      number of student nominees who were confident to become the representatives and all the

      voters excitedly cast their votes in favour of their chosen representative. The votes were put in

      proper ballot boxes which were made by the students themselves.

      It was an interesting affair altogether.

      “SUCCESS DOESN’T JUST COME AND FIND YOU, YOU HAVE TO GO OUT AND GET IT”

        10May

        VISIT TO COMMUNITY SEMINAR
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        Amity international school organised a community seminar for innovative science projects in their ATL LAB (ATAL TINKERING LABORATORIES) in school campus on Friday, 10th May 2019. Along with AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, students from ST. XAVIER’S HIGH SCHOOL, EURO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, AJANTA SR. SEC. SCHOOL attended this community seminar. The main motive of this seminar was to make students share their innovative ideas after their projects.

        After the welcome speech from Principal Ma’am, the seminar started. First students from AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL presented their projects. One student displayed a brick which was made up of coconut coir and its tensile strength is very high and is worth is only rupee 7. Then they showed air purifier had was made up of PVC (POLY VINYL CHLORIDE) then neem oil pesticide which main ingredient is neem oil and it’s is very healthier than other pesticides available in the market. Later one student displayed Acupressure glove along with chart showing all the acupressure points present in the body and which acupressure point is responsible for which body part. That was very interesting project as Acupressure therapy is not very common in India. then a power point presentation was shown which was about the mobile app called as SPOT (SAVING PLANTS ON TIME).

        After AMITY, EURO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL represented their projects like rocket based on Newton’s third law of motion works on water as fuel. Then student explained different types of fuels like Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), Liquid oxygen. Later one student displayed hydraulic bridge which is based on PASCAL’S LAW framed by Blaise Pascal. He explained about the necessity and advantages of hydraulic bridges.

        At last AJANTA SR. SEC. SCHOOL presented projects like model of HUMAN BRAIN detailing different parts of brain. The student explained different functions of different parts of human brain. After this the models of electric components of an electric circuit and   human heart along with their different functions were displayed.

        After the presentation of different models and projects by the students of different schools, students participated in different activities. First they participated in activity with bread boards, LEDs, jumper wires. They connected the electric components and glowed the LED and buzzer with a 9 volt battery then programmed the LED to glow using an Arduino connected to a laptop. After this students from AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL demonstrated their drones. Other students also flew drone. They enjoyed doing so and watching others.

        This community seminar has proved to be a path breakthrough for students who really want to share their ideas and projects to other students. This seminar really inculcated the value of being more innovative. The activities were very informative as students tried them first time. Activities, models, projects were appreciated and applauded.

          ‘To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers!’

           

          Keeping up the tradition of creating awareness and bringing a change, on May 9, 2019, the students of St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram stepped forward and staged a street play on the theme ‘Mera Matdaan : Meri Taquat’: Importance of casting a vote.

          ‘Like every vote counts, yours too. If you want to make a change, you should cast your vote.’ In each segment of the play, the above quote was brought to life. Aspects like ‘Why is it important for a citizen to vote in elections? Why is it taken as our basic responsibility? Why is it important to vote in democracy?’ were made prominent.

          The young artists laid emphasis on the fact that voters need to be educated about the process and made aware of the political parties, their manifestos and background of the contesting candidates. They should be armed with all possible information which will further make them confident in casting their vote.

          The message conveyed to the crowd watching it was made crystal clear. The street play had put forward many questions, few answers and most importantly a message that left a deep impact on each and every person’s mind witnessing the play.

          With an aim to empower citizens and spread awareness on voting, the young Xavierians did an excellent job. Realizing the fact that the process of voting acts as a gateway to various forms of civic engagement, the show was very well able to invoke civic consciousness  and was applauded and highly appreciated.

            08May

            Movie Time
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            “Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”

            On Wednesday, May 08, 2019, the students of grade V-VII of St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram were given an opportunity to watch the movie ‘KESARI ’. The students who have subscribed for ‘Newspaper in Education: Times of India’, for a customised edition of the paper which specifically targets at the student community got this lucky chance.

            The visit was scheduled during the school hours at Raheja Mall, Sohna Road, Gurugram. The movie was a great source of information and knowledge for students. Kesari recounts the story of Havildar Ishar SIngh who played a key role in the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against a legion of Afghans in what is considered as one of the greatest last-stands in military history. 

            The students were completely fascinated with the special effects presented and there was a huge round of applause when the movie ended. Overall, the children had a fun filled day and enjoyed to the fullest. Everyone came back with broad smiles on their faces.

              It is not how you started the race, but how you finished that matters

              The school had the most prestigious moment in flashing its first result for the Grade X board exams. The school made a mark within its first batch attempting the board exams. With competitive and renowned schools around the nook and corner, the vigilant eyes were expecting some bright sparking stars of school making a glorious history. The school proudly claims a 100 percent result with 9 students scoring more than 95 percent and 17 students scoring above 90 percent

              Hittesh Kumar bagged the title of school topper by scoring a whopping97.8%. Not only this, he made the school proud by scoring a perfect 100 in Mathematics.

              Winners are not the people who never fail but people who never quit. With ambition in mind and determination in heart, 45 students appeared for the exam in the academic session 2018-19. The zealous and untiring efforts of our students bore the sweet result with 41 distinctions in English, 30 distinctions in Hindi, 31 in Math, 29 in Science and 43 distinctions in Computers.

              The school also proudly claims the number of students with the highest score in subjects:

              English -98 (scored by 4 students), Hindi- 98, Mathematics-100, Science- 95 (scored by 7 students), Computers- 99.

              The school management congratulated the students and staff on this elated moment. The joyous moment was evident by the sparkling smiles of young Xaverians, as it is a well known fact that you can win, if you think you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

              Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step

                “The will to win, the desire to succeed and the urge to reach your full potential are the keys that unlock the door to excellence.”

                SCHOLARS’ DAY is a day devoted to the achievement of the laudable students. To celebrate the tradition of excellence and to felicitate its students for their meritorious performance, St. Xavier’s high School, Gurugram, celebrated its FIFTH SCHOLARS’ DAY –  AFICIONADO on the 4th of May 2019.

                The programme began in the distinguished presence of Mr. Tarun Sachdeva, Director – St. Xavier’s High School, Principal, Stanley Anthony, Headmistresses and proud parents of the awardees. The chief guest for the event was Mrs. Yasmin Riaz, Deputy National Director, SOS Children’s Villages of India.

                The ceremony was held amidst much ecstasy, merriment and applause as the beaming students from grade 1 onwards received their merit certificates, scholar badges and mementos. A splendid rendition by the school choir, success stories of the award winners, song performance themed on diligence and hard work added to the charm of the event. The scintillating dance performance was no less, it added to the grandeur of the show. The sublime energy of rhythm and melody enthralled the audience and left them spellbound and glued to their seats till the end.

                The Chief Guest, in her speech, shared a short story with the moral, ‘Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.’ The audience were immensely inspired by the insightful speech. Achievement indeed not only comes in a lightning bolt of inspiration, but it comes after countless hours of toil. This was rightly justified by the proud Xavierians. Students were also felicitated for not missing school even for a single day and achieved 100% attendance in the academic session 2018-19.

                Along with high academic standards, at Xavier’s, an impetus is also provided to promote the latent talent of the children at every level in school. The grand spectacle came to a close with a thunderous round of applause for the go-getters. They were told that every achievement is servitude and it compels us to a higher achievement. 

                  “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”

                  At St. Xavier’s High School, Sector-49, Gurgaon we strive to do the best for our students. Along with academic excellence we also ensure that our students have a bright future ahead. And continuing with that tradition we have taken up the initiative to introduce our students to the best colleges and universities in the world and offer them a wide range of courses to choose from. This initiative is a step to broaden the horizon of our students with regards to higher education.

                  The aim of this program is to provide information to the students regarding higher studies in India and abroad, various scholarships available, examinations that need to be cleared to secure admission in different colleges and universities.

                  The event was conducted on Saturday,4th May,2019 in the school campus. Representatives from International Placewell Consultants Pvt. Ltd. visited the campus to educate the students about the various aspects of studying abroad. The day began with a motivational talk with students and an open discussion on various career options available in the Indian economy. The session was conducted by leading professionals in the field, Ms. Tricha Vats, SIM, Singapore, Ms. Dolly Bhatia, University of New Castle, Australia, and Mr. Viral Shah, Instituto Marangoni (UK, India, France, and Italy)

                  This was followed by an interactive session of the parents with the consultants for their ward. Parents felt that career guidance was the need of the hour for every student, as it gives an insight to their thinking and throws light on various options and means to get to their dream vocation.

                  The program proved to be highly beneficial for the students as they gained much needed information about different fields. St. Xavier’s High School believes in building lasting relationships with our students and is committed towards a bright future for all our students and this program is a step in that direction.  

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