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STAFF POCSO & STUDENT DISCIPLINE WORKSHOP 

The staff members of The Air Force School (Sr.Wing) were audience to an informative workshop on POCSO Act and Student Discipline on 25th Feb' 2019.

The guest speaker for the same was Ms. Ridhima Sharma, of Sahayam Trust and NGO, who is a clinical psychologist working in the field of child development.

The workshop highlighted the importance of Legal changes, consent, student body limits,non-verbal abuse that may occur by teachers unintentionally etc.

Since The times have changed, as teachers we understood the concept of rapport formation, co creating rules, empathetic behaviour, and limits within peer/student relations.
The second half of the workshop focused on discipline and substance abuse issues for the students that can be managed with monitoring, coping and creating a Pro social environment in class.

The workshop was well received, with a good role play, examples, and class situations. We hope to keep these Sessions in the future as well, to ensure holistic staff interactions.

    PREFECTORIAL BOARD CLASS VIII ASSEMBLY

    The class VIII Prefectorial Board Assembly was held on 22nd Feb 19. The topic was ‘Leadership’. The assembly started with the prefects and school choir mesmerizing the school audience with the song “Believer”. An inspiring speech delivered by R Arundhati encouraged all to take responsibility of their actions and be accountable for them. This was followed by a very effective enactment on ‘who actually is a leader?’ It conveyed a very beautiful message that discharging your everyday duties with utmost sincerity is what makes you a true leader. The assembly was concluded with the beats of the legendary Michael Jackson, when our very studios prefects danced on the tunes of “Man in the mirror”. The performance was lauded by all. Our Principal Mrs Amita Gupta appreciated the students and motivated all to become leaders in their own way. She stressed on the importance of the values like perseverance, integrity, honesty and hard work in one’s life. Then she blessed them and gave away the appreciation certificates.

      The Citation Ceremony 2019

      The school organized the citation ceremony for class XII students of 2018- 2019 batch on 9th February 2019. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Gp. Capt. Ravindra Bhatnagar.

      The programme started with the lighting of the lamp and a prayer. This was followed by Welcome address by the principal Mrs Amita Gupta in which she urged the students of class XII to uphold the good values nurtured by the school. She wished them all the success and the very best in life.

      The highlights of the programme were – the presentation of ties and scarves as a remembrance of the school, the badging ceremony and the citations read out by the class teachers in deep appreciation for each child. Candles were lit in gratitude for the alma mater. The pictorial memories of students through their journey in TAFS was presented through a video titled’ On The Wings Of Time’.

      Gp. Capt Ankur Mudgal spoke on behalf of the parent community He expressed his gratitude towards the school and the teaching faculty for their guidance and mentorship.

      Gp. Capt. Ravindra Bhatnagar applauded the immense talent possessed by the students of TAFS and said that India’s future is in safe hands.

      The programme ended with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal TAFS Mrs Lomina Rajiv.

        LIBRARY ACTIVITY                                                 Date:  21st Feb 2019

        Class VI D

        Theme: 1. The Character “OLIVER SMITH” from the book Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson

                                                                  Presented by Vahin Choudhary

        2. The Character “MATILDA” from the book The Witches by Roald Dahl

                                                                  Presented by Aarav Gupta

        Class VI C

        Theme: 1. PPT on the book Dork Diaries by Rachel Rene Russell

                                                                  Presented by Elina Gupta

                        2. PPT on the book The Witches by Roald Dahl

                                                                  Presented by Angel Pradip Mahato

          A special assembly was conducted on 22nd February, 2019 to facilitate the following students for badging the First Prize at Zonal Level Science and Mathematics Exhibition .

          Science model was exhibited by   Chaitanya Mangla  of class VII D  and  Shanshrey of class IX C .They had made model named ‘City 2030’ under the theme resource management. This model explained utilization of natural resources wisely to support sustainable development of our mother earth. The model was appreciated by the judges.

          Mathematics model was exhibited by Raunak singh and Varun singh of class XI E.  They had prepared a mathematical presentation DRONE explaining a SMART QUADEOPTER which could alter its light course by responding to obstacle instantly. The QUADEOPTER’s structural planning; light stabilization and code impressively involved a lot of mathematics. The model was also appreciated by the judges.

            CLASS V GOOD LUCK PARTY – 22.02.2019

            In keeping with the tradition of wishing Class V students good luck, the students of Class IV organised a ‘Good Luck Party’, a splendid cultural programme on 22 Feb 2019.

            The programme began with a song ‘Hauslon ki Udaan’ followed by a prayer by the school choir. The hour long event included a fantastic dance drama programme by the students of class IV, showcasing the journey of class V students from class UKG onward. They also shared their feelings of gratitude and friendship with the outgoing Class V. Later, the class V students set the stage on fire with their dance performances and group songs.

            Ms Deepa Radhakrishnan, the Headmistress, fondly remembered their UKG days and the growing up years. She asked them to always remember the values they have imbibed at the junior wing and to make the right choices. The juniors, Class IV students wished their seniors the very best for their future. On behalf of class V students the Head Boy and the Head Girl expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all teachers for their guidance, patience and loving attitude and their fellow students for their love and support at school. It was a memorable day steeped in nostalgia for both the teachers and students.

            The programme culminated with the announcement of titles of Master and Miss Aravali Junior which were bagged by Mrigank Rawat (V A) and Joyce Sarah Kadithala (V E) respectively.

              ROAD SAFETY CLUB

              Poster Making Competition 

              ‘Safety First’. Keeping this idea in mind the children of Class VIII beautifully portrayed their ideas on canvas and participated in poster making competition organised by Road Safety club of TAFS. The aim of the competition was to spread the awareness about the various road safety issues curbing the world. The children were encouraged to think beyond so that they are confident and ready to step into the future world with solutions to present day traffic problems .They enthusiastically came with different solutions.

              All the participants were appreciated and their posters were displayed on school board.

               

                Vedic Math Workshop held on February 11-13, 2019.

                 

                The Mathematics Department organized a work shop on Vedic Math on February 11-13, 2019 for the students of classes VI-VIII. The purpose of the workshop was to  give students insight into Vedic Mathematics, an ancient subject that helps students master calculation easily. Resource person for the workshop was Mr. Puneet Gupta, a renowned Vedic Math trainer having 27 years of experience.

                Mr. Gupta opened the session by interacting with the students and establishing Vedic Math as a holistic area of study in itself. He conducted the workshop for each section of every class (VI-VIII) for a duration of 40-50 minutes on 11th,12th and 13th of  February.

                The key concepts taught in the workshop were:

                1.           Easy way to learn tables from 12 to 99.

                2.           Cross-checking answers of addition, subtraction and multiplication.

                3.           Quicker way to answer dodging tables.

                4.           Calculating Square of a number.

                Students enjoyed the workshop and learnt many new formulae. They discussed their doubts with Sir and also appreciated the importance of Vedic  Math.

                  Rangoli Competition

                  As part of Inter House Activities, a Rangoli competition was held on Friday, 8th Feb., 2019 in the school. The theme “Mangalam” was displayed in a beautiful and innovative way using different coloured  flowers. Each Rangoli was a spot of cheer for the out going class XII and class X students. The running theme “Mangalam” created a spirit of auspiciousness, wishing students success in their upcoming examination.

                  The results are as follows :-

                  House

                  Position

                  Points

                  Arjan

                  II

                  78.5

                  Pratap

                  III

                  71.5

                  Latif

                  I

                  79

                  Katre

                  III

                  71.5

                  Subroto

                  IV

                  69

                    EVS CLUB (TAFS) Organised “Kitchen –Garden” activity in the school in the month of October 2018. Students of Class-X participated in the activity. They grew vegetables with the help of school gardener.

                    It was a great learning experience for all the students.

                      3rd TAFS MINI BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2018-19 (06-07) FEB 2019

                      The 3rd TAFS Mini Basketball Tournament for boys as well as girls was organised at the Senior Wing Basketball Court, on 06 and 07 February 2019. Thirteen prestigious schools of Delhi-NCR participated in this tournament.

                      The event began with the participating teams taking an oath to be true to the game and play with honour and sportsmanship. The pleasant day with nippy air and bright sunshine saw the players in a gay mood. The young players displayed positive and confident demeanour on the twin basketball courts.

                      The children exhibited flexibility and smartness in their game using well executed moves, strategic dribbling, passing, blocking and shooting techniques.  The brilliant power lay-ups, fast-breaks and cross-over were loudly cheered by the spectators. The energy of the players permeated the air and affected everyone present around. The excellent communication and outstanding performance on the court made the spectators cheer the players on in great spirit.

                      All the participating teams found a good opportunity to engage with each other socially as well as develop their physical attributes through sport. The good teamwork and enthusiastic spirit of the players made this event a great success.

                      The Tournament concluded with G. D. Goenka School, Vasant Kunj team winning the boys’ tournament and TAFS boys team claiming the Runner’s-up position and  Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road team won the girls’ tournament with the TAFS girls team claiming the Runner’s-up position.

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                          DAY ADVENTURE CAMPS- CLASSES UKG - II  (28 & 29 JAN  2019)

                          Adventure sports are not only fun but also help to inculcate several life skills in children like team spirit, risk taking and collaboration and for enhancing gross and fine motor coordination. It’s the sports where everyone is a winner! Young Tafsians were provided with one such exposure during day adventure camps organized in the school premises on 28 January 19 (class UKG & I) and 29 January 19 (class II)

                          The camps commenced at 8:30a.m with the students being briefed about the precautions to be taken during the camp and were then divided into smaller groups .Each group was duly supervised by the school teacher and a professional instructor. The students gained new perspective as they got to face different obstacles in the form of activities like Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Zip lining, Wall climbing, Spider web, Dancing bamboo, Zorb roller etc.

                          The energy and enthusiasm exhibited by students was enthralling. It was a day of fun and bonding for the students and they returned home with memories to be cherished forever.

                            8th TAFS MINI FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT (01 FEB 2019)

                            The Air Force School, Subroto Park, hosted the 8th Mini Football Tournament in the school premises on 01 February 2019 for boys of Classes IV and V. Eleven prestigious schools of Delhi-NCR participated in this tournament. The event began with a warm welcome to the participating teams during which all the teams took an oath to play the game with honour and in true spirit of sportsmanship. 

                             

                            The bright and sunny winter morning created the perfect setting for the sporty event. The teams were all prepped-up with energy for their best performance. The children displayed their football skills with great vigour and enthusiasm. It was a treat watching their kicks and moves with determined focus on making goals and excellent defence tactics. The spectators witnessed a delightful show of fast and accurate footwork and very fine blocking by the nimble and agile players. The young footballers had very good foot-speed and their alertness impressed all. Solid teamwork, growing confidence and great field awareness were on display in the school ground. These budding stars exhibited some amazing passing skills with brilliant shooting and goalkeeping. The final match was played with passion amidst considerable pressure as both teams tried to outshine each other. It was a memorable day for everyone.

                             

                            The Runners’ Up were G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj  and  Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar  took home the Winner’s  Trophy.

                              DRAMATICS CLUB ACTIVITY REPORT

                              The dramatics club of TAFS conducted AD-MAD activity for classes VI-VIII on 27-01-19.The students were divided in 5 groups of 10 children each. They were guided with some innovative ideas. They prepared the AD in group on products used in  daily life, like oil, soap, chocolate etc. and enacted in a humourous way to represent the add. They showed their talent of acting and creativity relating it with their sense of humour .It was overall an enriching experience for all of them.

                                DAY ADVENTURE CAMP- CLASSES III & IV  (31 JAN 2019)

                                The students of classes III & IV were taken to Camp Tickling, Gurgaon, on 31 Jan 2019, for day camp activities. 356 students participated in this camp.

                                Adventure sports are not only fun but also help to inculcate several life skills in children like team spirit, risk taking and collaboration. It’s the sports where everyone is a winner! The camp activities commenced at 9:30a.m with the students being briefed, by the camp trainers, about the activities and the precautions to be taken during the camp. They were divided into smaller groups with each group being supervised by the school teachers and a professional instructor.

                                The students gained new perspective as they got to face different obstacles in the form of adventure activities and fun activities like Laser Beam, Commando Net, Commando Crawl, Zip line, Wall climbing, Beam Balance, Log Bridge, Zorbing, Tractor Ride, Camel Cart Ride, Tug of War, Hiking, Kitchen Garden, Pottery, Hampster Wheel, Gorilla Cave, Hop Scotch, Vertical Ladder and Magical Maze. The children also enjoyed sumptuous breakfast and lunch and relished the natural and refreshing energy drinks!

                                The energy and enthusiasm exhibited by students was enthralling. It was a day of fun and bonding for the students with great learning and they returned home with memories to be cherished forever.

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