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31Oct

Student Exchange Programme 2018
Trip to Evanteevka, Russia   ...News & Events

“Success is the result of perfection, hardwork, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence”

St. Xavier’s High School, the pioneer institute in the field of education is the school, sprouting with roots strongly placed. The learning opportunities provided to the students imbibe leadership skills.

17 students from grade VI-VIII got the unforgettable opportunity to participate in the Student Exchange Programme to Russia.

The Gala Event began on 12th October, the students received a very warm and hospitable welcome at school number 1 at the city of Evanteevka, Russia. The luminous smiles and sparkling eyes of the Russian families who had come to receive their guest students gave a very warm and comforting feeling.The students gradually moved with their host families. The evening of 13thwas an inhouse welcome programme organised by the host school. Students got an opportunity to know the host families. The families left no stone unturned to get the best of learning opportunities for the students as they explored Yuri Gagarin’s Science Museum, visited the Film Studio of Russia at Moscow City, enjoyed the local native cuisines and relished the Chai.

The day tour to Moscow City also gave the students an opportunity of exploring the beautiful Red Square of Moscow. The students were enthralled to see the beautiful Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. They also walked on the Victory Path , which is an important part of the city during the Victory Day Celebrations.

The students were reprised with the learning opportunities with Russian students. The learners also attended painting, dance and music lessons. The Exchange Programme also included a special lesson on “I Love India, I love Russia”.

The days student spent with the Russian students and their host family had not only given them ample learning but also helped them develop an eternal bond with them, giving them friends for lifetime.

The departure was an event with numb eyes and smiling lips. A grand farewell at the Town Hall graced by all the eminent figures of the town, respectable principals of Evanteevka City, and graced by the benign presence of the city’s Deputy Mayor. The talented Russian students gave foot tapping cultural performances, walked ramp in the traditional dresses and showcased their talent in gymnastics. Then came the chance to take the stage by the unforgettable performance when Xaverians rocked. The audience gave a thunderous applaud to the little nimble who exhibited the culture of the nation by their dance performance.

The event had been one inspiring trip which has set an impression on their lives for many more years to come.

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and diligence”

    The little ones of Pre-Nursery A and B boarded the school bus with lot of enthusiasm and zeal.The children went to 'Needs Supermart' to learn about the ongoing theme 'Healthy and Junk Food'.
    They walked through the store inquisitively and enjoyed their first educational school.
      Dear Parents
      Greetings from St. Xavier's High School!
      Thank you for contributing generously towards Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund and helping our brethren rebuild the state.
      Our school students and staff visited the Kerala Resident Commissioner in Delhi on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 and handed over the cheques and Demand Draft, which was well received.
      We appreciate your magnanimous gesture for the cause. 
      Regards

        19Oct

        PICTURE ESSAY
           ...News & Events

        The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. It is not about how we differ it is about embracing one another’s uniqueness. So to sensitise the students about multiculturalism a Picture Essay activity was organised by the school on 16/10/18 i.e. Tuesday for the students of Grade IV wherein the talented Xavierians did research work to compare and celebrate the cultural diversities of India , Spain ,Russia ,France and Africa.


          Dear All
          Greetings from St. Xavier’s High School!
          St. Xavier’s High School in association with The Times of India is organising XAVATHON ( a mini marathon ) on Saturday, 03rd November 2018. The marathon will start at 7am from St. Xavier’s High School, Sector 50, Gurugram and the athletes including three Asian Games 2018 winners will be running on Vikas Marg enroute San Felipe Marg and return to the school running through South City-2 residential area.
          The event is not commercial in any way, but for a cause – ‘Celebrate cracker free Diwali’ for a safe environment.
          I would love to have our students and parents participate in large numbers and spread awareness on keeping our environment safe and clean for our younger generations.

          You could click on the link given below to register for the event - 

          https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfRzkwhVq3pulH0Rv…/viewform

          Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
          Sincerely,
          Stanley Anthony

          Principal


            St Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon strongly believes that Social Skill Development is a lifelong process and is a crucial part of our success in life. We strive to create a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility, enhanced by a strong partnership between home and the school.

            In continuation to our efforts, St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon organized a workshop on ‘Effective Social Skills’, for the students of Grade I as a part of Peer Moderator Programme conducted by Peer Moderators of Grade VIII, Paridhi, Yash & Palak accompanied by School Counsellor Ms Manpreet Sandhu. This workshop was conducted on 9th October & 11th October, 2018 in different sessions- section wise, to enhance social skills amongst our young generation.

            The workshop was more of an interactive and fun session with students. School Counsellor mentioned social skills are the abilities we use every day to interact and communicate with others. They include verbal and non-verbal communication, such as speech, gesture, facial expression and body language. Students were not only listening to Peer Moderators but were fully engaged and enjoyed various activities and role plays. Workshop covered various elements like listening skills, speaking skills, assertive behaviour, and sharing true feelings with peers in polite manner. Communication skills of children were worked upon and effective guidance for the same was given by Peer Moderators. Workshop helped to build spirit of working together as a team as well as a happy and healthy atmosphere in the classrooms. It was an enriching learning experience for students as they understood the power of good communication skills in one’s lives.

               There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. –                                                                           Mary Rose McGeady

               An art exhibition and sale of artworks was organised by the students of Grade 9thand 10th    of St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon  to raise funds for flood-ravaged Kerala and to sensitise the masses for taking a step forward in helping the needy. Principal Stanley Anthony inaugurated the Exhibition in the presence of parents, staff and students. He addressed the gathering and apprised the masses present about the importance of coming forward for a social cause.  “Xaffinity-2018”, a day long art exhibition and sale saw artworks by around 100 students who enthusiastically indulged in making beautiful pieces of artwork. The sensitive eyes of the visitors read the way the artwork was constructed and expressed the artist’s virtuosity. They discovered how the young artists were inspired by Mario,Miranda, Ravi Verma, Sara Arakkal, M F Hussain and Abanindranath Tagore. This noble initiative was much appreciated by the parents and the staff. The wide-ranging body of works encompassed paintings of various Hindu Deities, natural sceneries, pieces of modern art, Madhubani paintings, sketches, etc. Overwhelming responses from the parents made the event a huge success.No wonder we have Picassos in the making!  Out of 107 paintings 104 paintings were sold. Principal of the school thanked the parents for joining their hands encouraging the students and supporting the cause. He declared that the proceedings from the sale of these art pieces will be used for funding the rebuilding of the state of Kerala after the state faced the devastation caused by rains and floods.

              The entire sale proceeds shall be contributed towards Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

               

               

                On October 15, 2018, the students of St Xavier’s High school presented an assembly on “Pollution control and waste management”. The aim was to spread awareness about the rapid increase in pollution level globally.

                The assembly began by seeking Lord’s blessings followed by the news updates from around the world.

                To begin with, 5 students presented information about pollution level in five different countries, namely, Russia, India, China, Japan and Sweden. They explained it by representing it with the help of graphs and pie charts. This really helped in getting the global perspective on this issue.

                2 students then spoke about how human advancement has caused havoc to the planet earth. They also talked about the techniques used to minimize wastage and pollution.It was liked by everyone present in the assembly and was well applauded.

                Towards the end of the assembly 5 students came together to perform Neil Young’s ‘Be The Rain’ - a wonderful song that clearly brought out the theme of environmental pollution to the fore. The musical performance was enjoyed by all students and teachers. We expect this left a lasting impression on one and all.

                Last but not the least, to sympathize and empathize everyone towards the planet Earth,  6 students presented a dance drama on the famous Michael Jackson – Earth Song. The Assembly ended with a huge round of applause for all the students of IX A who put this act together. To bring out such a magnifying issue out in the open using such innovative means was appreciated by the entire assembly.

                The school principal, Mr.Stanley Anthony,congratulated the entire classand addressed the assembly and talked about the increasing pollution level and how each one of us can contribute in saving our mother Earth.

                “The Earth doesn’t belong to us, we belong to the Earth.”

                  DON’T LAMINATE THE EARTH!

                   

                  ‘We are not inheriting a legacy for our future, rather borrowing theirs.’

                   

                  We are what we leave behind! To enlighten this society, which is obsessed with convenience, the students of St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram, visited the nearby South City market and presented paper bags to the shopkeepers there. Not only this, they also presented an Oath sheet to them which stated, ‘Henceforth, I as a global citizen, shall not use plastic bags!’ After taking the Oath the students took the signatures of these shopkeepers on the oath sheet and requested them to display the same on their shop’s counter.

                   

                  To sympathize and empathize the shopkeepers towards the planet earth, Xavierians informed them about the damage caused by using the plastic bags. The students also educated them about the concerns of using Plastic bags towards the environment. A plastic bag once thrown on the ground takes centuries together to degenerate and the evil of global warming and environment pollution is too huge to ignore. With increasing global warning Xavierians took an edge in leading to cause a beautiful future.

                   

                  As the planet has been through a lot worse, hence, in the assembly all the Xavierians also collectively took the oath saying ‘NO’ to the use of polythene bags. Thereby, pledging to keep our earth clean!

                    To develop and foster the Scientific temper and encourage the students to indulge into research work, on September 3, 2018 an inter House Science Symposium was organised for the students of St. Xavier’s High School by the science faculty of the school. Students from Grade VIII and IX enthusiastically participated in the event under the two below mentioned categories on the theme “Ways of E-wastage and Nuclear waste disposal ”

                    Category 1- Class VIII- Two participants from each house

                    Category 2- Class IX- Two participants from each house

                    Under the theme the students were asked to study and collect Data about the waste disposal in India, China, Japan, Russia and Sweden. The students came up with an elaborative research and Data pertaining to the Subject Countries and beautifully compiled the Data and presentation in the form of Lap Books. A comprehensive understanding and insight on the subject was imparted to the students prior to the event by a medium of a well conducted workshop by the Science Faculty of the school.

                    The event commenced with the address of the Principal, Mr. Stanley Anthony who urged the participants to develop a scientific temper for pursuing knowledge to contribute towards making India one of the most developed countries in the world.He advised the contestants to not only focus on learning and gaining experience through healthy competition but also bond with each other to become global citizens.The event was indeed an eye opener for every one present as the participants brought the disturbing facts about improper disposal of Waste by the citizens and they also enlightened everyone about the proper disposal of such hazardous waste.

                      12Oct

                      St. Xavier’s High School and SOS Children’s Villages
                      Partners for a social cause   ...News & Events

                      Dear Parents

                      Greetings!

                      It gives us immense pleasure to share this wonderful news about the partnership St. Xavier’s High School has signed up with SOS Children’s Villages for a greater social cause and an enriching lifelong experience for our children.

                      With over 54 years of committed care and service provided to parentless and underprivileged children, SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India) is one of the largest self-implementing NGOs with pan India presence across 32 projects in 22 States. The mission of SOS Children’s Villages of India is to build loving families and ensure sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of children without parental care. SOS India also focuses on empowering and supporting vulnerable and below poverty line (BPL) families and communities to develop their capacity to effectively protect and care for their children and prevent abandonment. Over 35,000 vulnerable and underprivileged children and youth have been provided direct and quality care since the inception of SOS India.

                      The partnership between SOS India and St. Xavier’s High School will be key in building understanding and raising awareness and support to ensure that every child has a loving home in India. The partnership would include an exchange programme where children from SOS India will get opportunities to visit the school and be a part of various activities conducted by the school. Students from St. Xavier’s High School will also get a chance to be part of SOS India’s high-intensity internship programme aimed at equipping students with valuable professional experience, strong communications and leadership skills.

                      I am sure as a parent you would love your children to have experiential learning and sharing such as this one.

                      Thanking you in anticipation of your best wishes,

                      Regards

                      Stanley Anthony

                      Principal

                       

                        There is no such thing as ‘AWAY’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.

                        Keeping the above quote in mind and to promote the competitive spirit, on October 10,2018 St Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon organised an activity‘BEST OUT OF E-WASTE’ wherein all the sections of Grade VIII participated.Students brought e-waste from their home like Compact Display(CD), electric cells, cardboard to make something best out of these electric wastes. They got only 1 hour to complete this activity. Students displayed their talent by making very innovative models from collected e-waste.

                        Due to this activity students came to know about e-waste i.e. Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution. Actually electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, contain potentially harmful materials such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or abominated flame retardants. Recycling and disposal of e-waste may also affect mental health and general physical health. DNA damage was also found more prevalent in the e-waste exposed area.

                        The activity was very informative as students shared their experiences regarding the e-waste. Students enjoyed a lot while making different innovative models with the help of e-waste. The activity was highly appreciated and applauded.

                          Dear Parents,

                          We are pleased to inform you that our school is organizing a ‘Book Fair’. It is to be held in school from 10th October to 13th October, 2018. On display will be a wide range of Scholastic books. Children who read do better in all aspects of schooling and beyond. Do visit and join us in our endeavor on PTM day i.e. 13th October between 9 A.M. to 12 noon.

                          With Best Wishes…

                            08Oct

                            Graphic Organiser Competition
                            “Don’t Waste open space, help prevent illegal dumping”.   ...News & Events

                            Graphic organisers help the learners make connections and structure thinking.

                            St. Xavier’s High School sets a benchmark for conducting activities in such a way that the students not only enjoy but also learn a great deal from it.  With the same perspective in view, an Inter-Class Graphic Organiser Making Competition was held in the month of Octoberfor the students of grade VII, on the topic “Innovative Methods of Trash Disposal of different countries”. The countries chosen were- India, Russia, Sweden, Japan and China.

                            This event was organised to initiate proactive actions towards waste management. The students investigated about the problems related to e-waste, nuclear waste, bio degradable as well as non-bio degradable wastes of the various countries chosen. They critically analysed and represented this information using the graphic organisers.

                            Each section of grade VII was divided into 5 groups, each representing the countries-India, Japan, Russia, Sweden and China. The teams were well prepared with the required information and exhibited great presentation skills. The graphic organisers made by the students were judged on the given parameters- Creativity, Data Presentation,Neatness and Relevancy to the theme and Country.The result was declared Country wise and winning teams were presented with the certificates of excellence. For a better understanding of our planet Earth and for nurturing every aspect of the student’s lives, it was indeed a great initiative.

                              06Oct

                              KINDERGARTEN ANNUAL DAY
                              “KRISHNA LEELA- A DIVINE EXPERIENCE”   ...News & Events

                              St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon celebrated its Kindergarten Annual Day on 6th October, 2018 centred around the theme ‘Krishna Leela - A Divine Experience’ encapsulating a plethora of his childhood tales and gamut of emotions. The Chief Guest was Sh. Dham Prabhuji - Head Priest – ISCON Temple, New Delhi, the Guests Of Honour were Ms. Mrinalini - Disciple of Padmashri, Guru Shobna Narayan and Mr. Adwait Hari - ISCON Temple, New Delhi. Members of School Management comprising of the Managing Trustee - Mrs. Sudesh Sachdeva, Director- Mr. Mohit Sachdeva, Special Invitee - Ms. Saumya Sachdeva, Principal – Mr. Stanley Anthony and Headmistress Primary School – Ms. Nikieta Baheti were present to grace the occasion. Parents of students performing were also invited to encourage the little Xaverians. The programme commenced with the lightning of the ceremonial lamp by the Hon’ble Chief guest and the members of School Management, followed by a captivating dance performance showcasing the nine forms of Devi Durga and the formation of universe with great zest, vibrancy and joy.

                              Introduction to Krishna Leela was followed by our tiny tots depicted Lord Krishna’s journey from his birth to childhood and youth, which even today continues to be a great source of inspiration, solace and happiness to millions. Thereafter, the whole program was segregated in eight parts and each of them was uniquely designed and produced. The set for each scene was beautifully designed with relevant props & special effects. Children were elaborately dressed and enacted the various facets of Lord Krishna mesmerizing the audience. It was an amalgamation of acoustic music, graceful dance performances and aesthetic work of art. ‘Rasleela’, the eight scene of the show was the highlight and a treat to watch.

                              The Chief Guest was delighted and praised the show. He also chanted “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” along with the audience.

                              The closure of the ceremony was done by a vote of thanks by the Primary School Headmistress – Ms. Nikieta Baheti wherein she applauded the efforts of the talented students and the entire team that put up the show. She also reinforced the message that school and parents are always working together as partners towards the holistic development of the children. 

                                “The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity”

                                Indian government is a democracy, the government of the people, by the people, for the people. 9 students from grade IX participated in VAKTAVYA, a session of Youth Parliament at Swiss Cottage School.

                                The students dressed up like politicians-  were given committees from LokSabha and RajyaSabha.The VAKTAVYA dealt in stake holder’s meet- Ayodhya land dispute, Higher Education Commission of India bill 2018- LokSabha and Review of NDA Government, All India Political Party Meet.

                                The students were allowed to express their views and opinions on sensitive issues. The event involved a pre research work and detailed information about the committee issues.

                                It was not only a platform to hone the talent of speaking skills but also a pathway leading them a passage to explore the unknown aspects of democracy.

                                The students could participate as the members of LokSabhaand RajyaSabha, Photographer, Journalist and Caricaturist. The event aimed at sensitising the leaders of tomorrow and stakeholders towards the national menaces with effective and cogent perspectives.

                                It was a meritorious moment for school to bag second runners up trophy in its first participation itself. The students were enthralled holding the trophy.

                                The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most of what you had to give

                                  ‘The future will be either green or not at all!’ preaching and teaching the same, St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram, organized a dance drama on the theme, ‘The need to follow 3Rs : Reduce, Reuse and Recycle across the globe.’

                                  The stage came alive when on October 5, 2018,the students of grade VIII presented an outstanding lychoreographed performance. They educated the students of the fact that we should never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has!

                                  From inception to conclusion, the poetry of footsteps was indeed worth apraise. The students were exceptionally committed and presented flawless expressions.

                                  The dramatization, characterisation, costume and audio had set stage on fire.The stage presentation was exemplary.The assembly brought to limelight the advantages of 3Rs. Concerns like, ‘Say No to Plastic’, ‘Car Pooling’, ‘Each one plant one’ etc. were very beautifully explained. The entire show was indeed a treat to the eyes. To watch such spectacular and informative performance not only enlightened the students about the global impact of environmental issues, rather it also sensitized them to sympathize and empathize towards the planet Earth. The countries which were specifically taken into consideration were China, India, Russia, Japan, Sweden. The students were informed that sooner or later we all will have to realize that saving our planet, minimizing wastage and pollution, finding creative methods of trash disposal is the need of the hour and these are one and the same fight.We must connect the dots in between global health, water scarcity, climate change, conservation of natural resources, preservation of organic natural resources and recycling of products etc. And, solutions to one problem will definitely resolve all others.

                                  The school Principal, Mr. Stanley Anthony addressed the audience at the end and appreciated the students’ effort in putting up such fantastic show.

                                    To make the students study wildlife of chosen countries and acquaint themselves better with the concept of wildlife conservation and management a power point presentation highlighting the extinct and endangered animals and birds of India, Australia, Russia and Africa was shown to the students on August 3, 2019. It was a highly informative session and students enjoyed it thoroughly!

                                      03Oct

                                      BOOK SWAP ACTIVITY
                                         ...News & Events

                                      A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…. The man who never reads lives only once. ”

                                      The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page. It is a beautiful phase which proves that a book opens a treasure of learning.

                                      To ensure of optimum learning a ‘Book Swap’ activity was organized for the learners of Grade III and IV wherein the pupils had to pick up a book by an Indian author and had to exchange it with their buddy. They were further advised to reframe the story chosen by them in their own words and leave the ending open for the next reader to finish it according to his own creative thinking cap.

                                      The activity was immensely enjoyed by the learners. The activity further took an edge towards a master activity ‘Make a Debut’. The pupils had to bring story narration from a book. The learners were required to choose a favourite character from the story read and had to enact the role of the same in the class.

                                      The story session not only broke the monotony of academics but also up skilled the motor skills of the students as they took initiatives to read with expressions and laid stress on voice modulation and intonations.

                                      The activity not only aimed at bringing out the avid reader’s from the pupils but also encourage them to wear their creative thinking caps, and sharpening their motor skills.

                                      The event was a gala success as the pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning under the Xavier’s umbrella. Because once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

                                      “ The more that you read. The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.”


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