News & Updates

CLASS I SHOW AND TELL ACTIVITY (20 JULY 2018)

A ‘Show and Tell’ activity was organized for class I on 20th July 2018, for which the theme was, ‘My Favorite Toy’. The objective of this activity was to strengthen the oratory skills and encourage public speaking competency of the young minds. Show and Tell isn’t just about giving children a reason to bring toys to class; it helps to grow each child’s social, emotional and language skills also.

Students brought their favorite toy from home and were very excited to show it and speak about it. Being the centre of attention for a couple of minutes made them feel special and valued. It was an interesting and thrilling experience for the kids sharing their feeling with peer which provided fun and comfortable atmosphere for everyone involved.

This activity helped students to build their self-confidence and enable them to improve their communication skills when they described their favourite toys.    

    CLASS UKG SHOW AND TELL ACTIVITY (20 JULY 2018)

    A ‘Show and Tell’ activity was organised at the TAFS Junior Wing for class UKG on 20th July 2018.Parents and teachers together helped the children prepare to speak about their favourite fruit or vegetable. Children were guided and trained to speak confidently on their own in front of their class mates. It was an activity designed around developing their public speaking and oratory skills. This activity helped them in selecting a fruit/ vegetable at home and sharing their likes and dislikes with their class. The aim was to provide early language experience through effective communication and listening skills

    Benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables were also discussed in the class. They loved talking about the colour, shape and taste of the fruits and also the texture of the surface of different vegetables and fruits. Our tiny tots were enthralled by the whole experience and participated with great enthusiasm. They also pledged to stay away from junk food and to eat healthy food every day.

      THE PRIMARY WING, INVESTITURE CEREMONY- 21 JULY 2018

      A grand Investiture Ceremony for The Air Force School, Primary Wing, Student Council  2018-19, was held on 21 July, 2018 at the Aravali Hall. The programme commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony followed by the melodious rendering of a beautiful inspirational song by the school choir. The Head Mistress, Ms.Deepa R Krishnan, welcomed the Chief Guest and the proud parents of the newly appointed Student Council members.  Students of class IV enthralled the audience with a fusion dance, Mangalam.

      The newly appointed Student Council was administered the oath of allegiance by the Chief Guest, Gp Capt Ravindra Bhatnagar, Executive Director, TAFS. It was a momentous occasion for all as the young leaders pledged to uphold the values of the school.  In his inspiring address Gp Capt Ravindra Bhatnagar, congratulated the new members of the student council and their parents and commended the staff for guiding students towards excellence. He encouraged the students to be true to their ethos and perform their duties with utmost diligence and responsibility. He  emphasised the fact that each child is a leader in his own way.  Ms. Amita Gupta, the Principal, congratulated the new office bearers, interacted with them and blessed them to do their best, always.

      The Investiture Ceremony culminated with the Air Force Schools song presented by the school choir. 

      The Air Force School, Primary Wing, Students’ Council for the year 2017-2018 is as follows:

      Head Girl – Angel                                           

      Head Boy Shourya Pratap Singh

      Vice Head Girl - Laurel Arora                           

      Vice Head Boy   Aarush D Bansal  

      Games Captain (Girls) – Prisha Saxena        

      Games Captain (Boys) - Subham Manglech

      Games Vice Captain (Girls) - Himani Kushwaha 

      Games Vice Captain(Boys) Himanshu Singh

       The Discipline Prefects are:

      CLASS V A

      AKANKSHA DIXIT

      KAVYA PRAKASH

      NAMAN KHUDANIYA

      ADITYA RAJ

      KANAK

      CLASS V B

      DIVIT NIGAM

      REHAN MANSURI

      PREM YADAV

      GARVIKA VATS

      SRISHTI SINGH

      CLASS V C
      JAHNVI
      ANYA PANDEY
      MAITREY GAUR
      K. M. KRISHNA

      VASUNDHRA SAHNI

       

      CLASS V D
      NIYATI KASHYAP
      SHREYA BONGIRWAR
      ANSHIKA INDU
      SHREYASH DHABEKAR
      ANGAD SINGH BEASLY

      CLASS V E
      JOYCE SARAH KADITHALA
      PARIPREET KAUR
      PALLAVI NEGI
      DEV NARAYAN
      MANNAN CHABA

       

        18Jul

        Peer Educator Workshop
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        On 17th July, Students of class IX from The Air Force School(TAFS) participated in a peer educator workshop on Substance Abuse Prevention at National Science Centre.
        These students are peer monitors who indulge in life skill building programmes from Mindsmart Organisation.
        The workshop involved Role plays, media songs on drug abuse, case discussions that were discussed by students onstage.
        Over 50 schools, participated across Delhi/NCR to ensure they stand against drug abuse and Addiction, spl. amongst teenagers.
        The students mentored acts on how altered their peers feel during drugs and how school can assert steps to counter it. 
        It was an extremely relevant and much required workshop during this urgent times of teenagers indulging in substance abuse. A very enlightening workshop for students.

          16Jul

          Yoga Session : Class XI
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          Yoga Session for Class XI

          Yoga and meditation can have many surprising benefits on both mental and physical health. Practicing yoga improves balance, endurance, flexibility and strength, while meditation helps in keeping the mind sharp, relieves stress and anxiety, and can strengthen our immune system. A workshop on yoga was organised by Isha foundation for class XI on 12th July 2018 during school hours. All the children were very excited and showed great enthusiasm to participate in the same. The workshop was started with the instructions and precautions to be taken before the yoga session and ended with an o’m’ chanting and sanskrit shloka. It was an informative and interesting workshop. 

            13Jul

            ANTI DRUGS ASSEMBLY
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             ANTI DRUGS ASSEMBLY

            The School celebrated a special assembly highlighting the ill effects of substance abuse and how it damages a person's life. 

            The Assembly saw students of Class VII reciting a poem, a speech and a song dedicated to banning substance Abuse.
            It was a powerful and important message potrayed also through slogans and Placards. 

            The assembly ended with a pledge, that all students took part in 
            Against substance abuse and addiction. 
            It was a message that required importance as a need of the hour and TAFS is proudly a part of the no drugs campaign.

              12Jul

              UKG LEMONADE PARTY
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              UKG LEMONADE PARTY- 12 JULY 2018

              A lemonade party was organised for the kindergartners of our school on 12 July 2018, to celebrate a cool summer day at school! They not only enjoyed the sweet and sour flavour of the drink, with their classmates but also enjoyed watching a demonstration of how to prepare a lemonade drink. They were fascinated by the process, squeezing of fresh lemons into water, adding sugar and salt and stirring the mixture to dissolve it. They enjoyed discussing the benefits of this drink and the other homemade drinks we consume to quench our thirst during summers. Our tiny tots promised to consume only healthy drinks and to stay away from aerated soft drinks!

              Children also did an art and craft activity and made paper cut out of lemons. Playing with the soft toys of various fruits and vegetables made the lemonade party a lot more fun. They made merry by dancing to songs on types of fruits. It was really a cool way to spend a summer day at school, even though the temperatures were soaring! 

                11Jul

                Teachers' Workshop (Jr Wing)
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                TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP – 07 JULY 2018

                A teachers’ training workshop was conducted by Mr. Ashwani kumar, Chairman, Indus Quality Foundation for all staff members of Junior Wing, on 07 July 2018. The aim of this workshop was to instill self empowerment within teachers. Through two informative & impactful sessions teachers were equipped with skills and empowered to give their best during their interaction with students. The first session revolved around the process of, ‘Becoming an enlightened Teacher’ by understanding teachers’ traits & classifying them as ‘tamsik’, ‘rajsik’& ‘Satvik’. The process of teaching & spreading knowledge was explained as a rewarding experience in itself. The relevance of ‘Human Touch’, as an important part of a teacher’s life, was discussed in detail. An enlightened teacher was explained as one who hears, understands, motivates, acknowledges, nurtures, teaches, organizes and uniquely creates a healthy atmosphere.

                Further in the latter session titled ‘Education & Society’ a quiz was conducted based on the text, Swami Vivekananda- His Call of Nation. The workshop was interactive and comprised of presentation, quiz and discussion. Love, empathy, acceptance and constant urge of learning in a teacher were discussed as traits of a ‘satvik’ teacher, towards which we all should strive. Also it was saliently discussed that benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it, the gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher herself.

                  The members of The Air Force school, senior wing attended a motivational Workshop on 7th July 2018,with the guest speaker as Ms. Avneet Kaur, from Ratna Sagar organisation.


                  The theme of the workshop was Emotional intelligence and development of Emotional quotient for all staff members, as teachers, educators and learners. 
                   
                  It was an activity driven workshop where team games, pair sculpture game, and newspaper game was played with the teachers where they understood the importance of feelings, thinking and our actions of behaviour. 

                  As teachers, we understood, the idea of habit forming, changing a pattern of thought, and moulding behaviour.
                  The speaker shared how to deal with problematic areas positively and using thinking patterns. 


                  It was a brainstorming workshop that was engaging, and based on responses of the Teachers. This made the teachers interactive and participative.


                  The Entire Workshop was in self discovery Mode and sharing our thoughts honestly, true to self.
                  It was an enriching experience that made the most of our thinking and behaviour patterns, making a great impact.

                   

                    09Jul

                    Yoga Session : Class VIII
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                    Yoga session for class 8th

                    Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind. It helps to manage stress and anxiety. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscular strength and a toned body. Isha foundation had organised a workshop on yoga for class 8th students on 6th July 2018 during school hours. All the children showed great enthusiasm and actively participated in it. The entire workshop was for ninety minutes. It started with the instructions and precautions to be taken before the yoga session ended with an o’m’ chanting and sanskrit shloka. It was very interesting workshop

                      09Jul

                      Yoga Session : Class X
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                      Yoga session for class 10th

                      Yoga builds strength, increases flexibility, lengthens the muscles, increases coordination and balance, builds core stability, and can help students' posture rebound from a day hunched over a desk. A workshop on yoga was organised by Isha foundation for class 10th students on 5th July 2018 during school hours to reduce their anxiety and stress. All the children showed great enthusiasm and actively participated in it. The entire workshop was for ninety minutes and ended with an o’m’ chanting and sanskrit shloka. It was a very informative and interesting workshop. 

                        06Jul

                        Workshop - Junior Wing
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                        WORKSHOP REPORT

                        A storytelling workshop was conducted for teachers of Junior Wing by Expressive Art based therapists from Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences from Fortis National Mental Health Programme.  Ms. Tanushree Sangma & Ms. Rashmi Singh conducted the session for teachers. The ancient culture of storytelling is revived in this initiative by mobilizing school teachers through an outreach programme. Through five interactive stories various ways of inculcating stories as a medium of learning were discussed. Emphasis was not laid on teaching any particular skill through storytelling instead using stories as a medium of living and learning everyday. As it is apparent that stories lead to better learning and stays in children’s mind for long thus storytelling as a technique was encouraged.

                        Through an interactive workshop teachers were themselves given hypothetical situations to utilise problem solving skills. Emphasis was also given on understanding the selection of tales for students. Language, content, cognitive load, instructional objectives, interactive and extension opportunities being some of them. The resource persons effectively promoted storytelling to educate, illustrate, enlighten as well as inspire. 

                          04Jul

                          Yoga Session : Class IX
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                          Learning Yoga at an early age can have lasting and immense benefits on the overall health and well-being of the student.  It enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness and also their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Isha foundation had organised a workshop for class IX on 4th July 2018 during school hours at Aravali hall. More than two hundred students of class IX had actively participated in the same. All the children enthusiastically participated in it. The entire workshop was of ninety minutes. It started with general introduction about yoga ended with an o’m’ chanting and sanskritshloka. It was indeed a very informative workshop.

                            03Jul

                            Yoga Session : Class VII
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                            Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. It enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness and also their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. A workshop on was organised by Isha foundation for class VII on 3rd July 2018 during school hours. All the children showed great enthusiasm and actively participated in the same. The entire workshop was for ninety minutes and ended with an o’m’ chanting and sanskrit shloka. It was really very informative and interesting workshop. 

                              03Jul

                              Yoga Session for Teachers
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                              Yoga Session for Teachers

                              The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual's mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind. It helps in managing stress and anxiety and keeps us relax.

                              Isha Foundation had organised yoga workshop for the teachers of junior and senior school on 2nd July 2018. Four volunteers of Isha foundation conducted the session.  All the teachers showed great enthusiasm and wholeheartedly participated in the activity. The day provided an opportunity to everyone to bond with their inner soul. The entire workshop lasted for ninety minutes and ended with an o’m’ chanting, Sanskrit shloka and Oath by all the participants that they will continue to practice yoga for keeping their body and mind in healthy, stress-free and cheerful condition.

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