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"Mother is she who can take place of all others but whose place no one else can take"
To appreciate the culinary expertise of different countries along with celebratingthe joys of childhood,a fireless cooking competition was conducted for the students of grade I-IV. In this, the mother and children participated together to exhibit their culinary skills.All the mothers were invited to team up with their child and cook a sumptuous dish out of the love and special connection which they share with each other. To cook something anyone doesn't need to be a chef or good cook rather the moment when ingredients combine with the love and warmth of a mother,the dish turns to be delectable on its own.The children were excited to cook the dish with their mothers. They shared the recipe and list of ingredients with all other participants. Everyone relished the prepared dishes. It was a day worth remembrance!

    A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat determination and hard work.

    A dream is a ladder which helps you climb the zenith of success, with the same theme, the students of grade 10 A conducted morning assembly.

    The day began by seeking lord’s blessings, Rudrika and Gourav recited the Lord’s prayer. Sarthak and Ishika shared the words which are often mispronounced by people. Students were updated with the news by Rudransh Gupta, Anushka Verma, Pratishtha Srivastava , Anushka Ghatak.

    Every great dream begins with a dreamer, Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

    The world is a beautiful place when we allow our children to fly with open wings wide open.

    Vidunram and Paawani exhibited a beautiful poem spreading the message – Let no one steal your dreams.

    Shreya Rakesh Kurup showcased a beautiful dance on the song “We are dreamers” and to further add charm to the assembly the students presented a wonderful dance.

    The assembly left the students inspired with a thought that all things are possible for those who believe.

      ‘Just the colour red makes me smile’

      We celebrated ‘Red Day’ on 23rd April’18 to introduce the Pre – Nursery children into the mesmerizing realms of colours. The shades of red made the tiny tots feel bright, lively and cheerful. The day started with rhymes like ‘My red balloon’ and ‘Apples are red, roses are red’. The children made a beautiful collage with red pictures and also decorated apple badges. It was a wonderful learning experience with lot of sorting activities. To make the day more exciting the teachers narrated the story of ‘The Red Riding Hood’. 

        25Apr

        COOK BOOK COMPETITION
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        A cook book designing competition was organized by St. Xavier’s High School on April 25, 2018 for Grade V students. The event started at 8:00 a.m. The students participated with immense zeal and enthusiasm and made very beautiful cook books. It was a great opportunity to watch these young minds to create their ideas on paper. The event reflected the vision of the school of nurturing and encouraging constant learning through competitions, thereby developing the skills and competencies its students and preparing them as future citizens. Italy, Russia, Mexico, France and India were the countries allocated to the children and they were asked to present two dishes mentioning their recipes, ingredients and nutritional value. The types of recipes, the layout and the overall designs of all the cook books were very impressive. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activity and were very happy presenting their self made cookbooks.

          24Apr

          Workshop on Thinking Skills
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          St Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon strongly believes that Life skills are most essential skills to be cultured in student’s life. These are the skills that one needs, to make the most out of life. Life skills “can help students to make informed decisions, communicate effectively and develop coping and self-management skills that may help students to lead a healthy and productive life.”

          In continuation to our efforts of inculcating life skills amid Xavierians, our school organized a workshop on ‘Thinking Skills’ for the students of Grade VI to X from 4th April to 18th April in various sessions. This workshop was conducted in one hour session - class wise, to enhance thinking skills amongst our young generation. Workshop was conducted by the School Counsellor Ms. Manpreet Sandhu.

          The workshop organized, was a step towards empowering the students in the ability to be able to transact their knowledge and receive this respectively about life skills in their full potential. The aim of the workshop was to provide the students with an indepth understanding about thinking skills. The workshop was conducted in an activity-based & through an interactive session. Students were given two activities and were divided into different teams. These activities were intensive and required proactive participation from all the members of the team. The aims of both activities were to be able to think outside the box and to be able to create something new along the lines of life skills. Real life situations from the perspective of students were taken into consideration, at some point dissected, and understood through a broader spectrum. It was an enriching experience for students with an effective message. ‘A happy and stress free mind translates to a healthy life’.

           

           

            “All the world is a  stage and all the man are mere players”

            Drama does not just walk into your life. Either you create it, invite it or associate with it. Human emotions have always been most powerful weapon to explore your feelings. Some are able to do it skilfully and some take time to do it  whereas some are hesitant. But when being trained for the same it outshines the words.

            The afternoon of 23rd April , Monday was an inspiring one for Xavierian of grade VIII-X as they utilised an inspiring play from the National School of Drama- Sanskar Rang Toli. The play dealt with teen issue of drugs addiction, teenage pressure and youth issues. This is a thin line that separates laughter and pains, comedy and tragedy, humour or agony.

            The emotion through the medium of the play was well depicted.  The students could well connect with the play as they deal with their own kind of pressure.

            It was an inspiring session for them as the students could understand that sometimes actions and emotions could speak louder than words, and left them inspired for theatre.

            “We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.” – AUGUSTO BOAL

              20Apr

              Poster Making Competition
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              ‘Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and thereby producing the most extraordinary results in human culture.’
              A poster making competition was organized by St. Xavier’s High School on April 20, 2018 for grades III - VI. The main objective of the event was to bring to limelight the hidden talent of the students. Although, the students showed their extraordinary skills through the form of art, however, they expressed their feelings in the form of paintings and sketches. There was 100% participation and the students performed exceedingly well. Their art work accompanied with relative captions and slogans.
              As Aristotle believed, to bring any change we must train young minds. So was the idea for this competition and we got an overwhelming response. As creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way in the same way the young Xavierians came up with lot many beautiful designs and patterns highlighting the theme ‘Save Food’. These striking posters touched on the biggest concern of the mankind and the slogans even highlighted a lot of solutions for the same. The competition was really enjoyed by all the students.

                18Apr

                Workshop on Thinking Skills
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                St Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon strongly believes that Life skills are most essential skills to be cultured in student’s life. These are the skills that one needs, to make the most out of life. Life skills “can help students to make informed decisions, communicate effectively and develop coping and self-management skills that may help students to lead a healthy and productive life.”

                In continuation to our efforts of inculcating life skills amid Xavierians, our school organized a workshop on ‘Thinking Skills’ for the students of Grade VI to X from 4th April to 18th April in various sessions. This workshop was conducted in one hour session - class wise, to enhance thinking skills amongst our young generation. Workshop was conducted by the School Counsellor Ms. Manpreet Sandhu.

                The workshop organized, was a step towards empowering the students in the ability to be able to transact their knowledge and receive this respectively about life skills in their full potential. The aim of the workshop was to provide the students with an indepth understanding about thinking skills. The workshop was conducted in an activity-based & through an interactive session. Students were given two activities and were divided into different teams. These activities were intensive and required proactive participation from all the members of the team. The aims of both activities were to be able to think outside the box and to be able to create something new along the lines of life skills. Real life situations from the perspective of students were taken into consideration, at some point dissected, and understood through a broader spectrum. It was an enriching experience for students with an effective message. ‘A happy and stress free mind translates to a healthy life’.

                 

                 

                  The students of St. Xavier’s High School have participated in Pro-social Peer Moderator Programme at Fortis hospital on 11th April’2018. The Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme is a platform for students to learn application based life skills through the medium of interactive workshop. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Mimansa Singh (Head of Clinical Psychology Department) and Dr. Chitwan (Clinical Psychologist) and this time the topic was ‘Aggression Management’

                  The workshop was a learning experience for the students wherein they got to meet other students from various schools and were encouraged to participate in different activities designed for them. The students were asked to form groups and design a campaign on Aggression Management and present their thoughts with the help of a small skit and jingles on the same. The students were able to relate to the aggression and were able to understand various ways to manage anger in a better manner. They also got the opportunity to share their story of aggression and consequences for the aggressor. The inspiring workshop ignited the young minds and inspired them to be aware of their inner feelings & thoughts and become more assertive, to make it a way of life for themselves. 

                    On April 17, 2018 St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon conducted a trip to the Parle-G Factory which is situated in Bahadurgarh. The students of classes 6 and 7 were taken to this educational excursion to enlighten them about the working procedure of this food production unit.
                    Miss Kanika, Miss Shruti, Miss Sugandha, Miss Neelam, Miss Rubina, Mr. Anup and two people from the helping staff accompanied the students. Students and teachers boarded the bus at 8:30 am and reached the factory at 10:05 am. They headed towards the auditorium where they were shown two videos. The first video regarding how the Parle products are made. The manufacturing process of products like Parle-G and Hide & Seek biscuits, Kachha Aam, Mango Bite, Melody and Poppins toffees and Parle’s wafer chips was shown. The second video was on the importance of using dustbins which made the students take a pledge that they won’t ever litter on the roads. The students enjoyed thoroughly. They were highly informative and thought-provoking videos.
                    Next on the itinerary was a tour of the entire factory. A special path was made for the students to follow and see the machinery which produced the products. After the tour, the students were taken in for a grand surprise! They had few interesting activities which were followed by a song and dance session. Everyone had a lot of fun dancing on the tunes. After the dancing session, lunch was served to the students. Before leaving the premises, the hospitality of the Parle staff left everyone amazed which added on in making the trip a memorable one. Each child and member of the staff was presented with a packet of chips and a couple of toffees. Overall, everyone had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
                    Written by: Nainika Chaudhari (VII-A)

                      ‘A healthy diet is a solution to many of our health-care problems. It's the most important solution.’

                      On April 10, 2018, a ‘Health Talk’ was organized for the students of grade V and VI of St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon. The aim of the session was to educate the children about the importance of healthy eating.

                      The renowned resource person highlighted the benefits of a balanced diet. Very aptly it was quoted, ‘Food feeds both the body and soul and a balanced diet may be the best medicine.’ Important information on good eating habits and healthy food was also shared with the children and they participated freely by answering questions posed.

                      To ignite curiosity and impart knowledge, an extremely informative power point presentation was also shown to the children. The children were told about the nutrition, nutritional food, process of digestion and the importance of the digestive organs. They were also told that regular exercise, adequate sleep and a balanced diet increases the ratio of being healthy. Hence, they were advised not to jump on the fast food bandwagon and eat lots of vegetables to stay healthy in order to keep any sorts of health problems at bay.

                      The workshop was an eye-opener as students used to think about their well being in terms of eating sufficiently but the thought of ‘intelligent’ well being in terms of eating healthy and balanced rarely crossed their mind.

                      Overall, it was an educative and enriching session which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

                        09Apr

                        BONDING TIME ACTIVITY
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                        “Strong bond  through friends and food make the best memories”

                        To develop critical thinking regarding the distinctive features of varied cultures and their cuisines and to imbibe the value of “Sharing is Caring” a “BONDING TIME ACTIVITY” was conducted for the students of Grade I – IV on Monday, 9th April ‘2018. Students brought home cooked tiffin of the following international cuisines: FRENCH, MEXICAN, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN and INDIAN. The students shared and relished their tiffin with each other. The students also brought handouts listing the ingredients used to prepare the respective dishes. This was followed by briefing given by the Class Teachers regarding food habits of the people of above said countries. Not only this, to make it all the more informative and educative, the well known dishes and food ingredients were shown to the children with the help of a power point presentation. To make the learning fun filled and imbibe team work, the students were divided into various groups depicting the countries. Each group had to present the respective countries food culture. This helped building the spirit of working together as a team as well as created a fun filled atmosphere in the class which in turn facilitated the process of enquiry based learning. Overall, the students appreciated the culinary expertise of different countries and thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

                         

                          09Apr

                          Foodiesta - Bonding
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                          “Strong bond through friends and food make the best memories”
                          To develop critical thinking regarding the distinctive features of varied cultures and their cuisines and to imbibe the value of “Sharing is Caring” a “BONDING TIME ACTIVITY” was conducted for the students of Grade I – IV on Monday, 9th April ‘2018. Students brought home cooked tiffin of the following international cuisines: FRENCH, MEXICAN, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN and INDIAN. The students shared and relished their tiffin with each other. The students also brought handouts listing the ingredients used to prepare the respective dishes. This was followed by briefing given by the Class Teachers regarding food habits of the people of above said countries. Not only this, to make it all the more informative and educative, the well known dishes and food ingredients were shown to the children with the help of a power point presentation. To make the learning fun filled and imbibe team work, the students were divided into various groups depicting the countries. Each group had to present the respective countries food culture. This helped building the spirit of working together as a team as well as created a fun filled atmosphere in the class which in turn facilitated the process of enquiry based learning. Overall, the students appreciated the culinary expertise of different countries and thoroughly enjoyed the activity.
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