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Book Cover Design

Images can be powerful ways of communicating. People instinctively respond to images based on their personalities, associations, and previous experience. The book cover design activity is a great tool of assessment, helping one to evaluate student's comprehension and skill in communicating through a visual medium. Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

To further their love for language an intra-class activity of designing a book cover was conducted for the students of class VIII by the English Department on July 31, 2019. . The activity was conducted during the regular English period in the classroom.

The objective of this activity was to  encourage the children to critically think about the major themes, motifs, and symbols in a work of literature and synthesize them  in cover art.The students participated in large numbers with great zeal and enthusiasm. 

    The Air Force School celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th July 2019. An inter house Patriotic group song competition “Desh Raag” was held in the Aravali Hall. Students of classes VI-X participated and songs were sung in great patriotic fervour. The young audience of classes VIII-IX was very touched and excited. It filled them with the feeling of national unity and integrity. Mr Bidur Thami and Mr Parminder Singh were the esteemed judges.

    The result are as follows

    1st Position               Arjan House

    2nd Position              Subroto House

    3rd Position               Latif House

    4th Position               Katre House

    5th Position               Pratap House 

      CLASS II ENGLISH POEM RECITATION COMPETITION (30 JULY 2019)

      An English poem recitation competition was organised for class II students, on 30 July 2019, to not only develop their recitation skills but also a love for poems. The theme for this event was ‘Humour’. The students chose from the vast ocean of poetry available to find the one that appealed to their hearts and tickled their minds. The expressions and voice modulations left the audience in splits. The result of this event is as follows:

       

       

       

      NAMES OF WINNERS

      FIRST POSITION

      SOMANSH BHAUGUNA (II- A),ARADHYA SINGH (II- A)

      ARASHIA PARIHAR (II-B) , MAIRA KATHURIA (II- B)

      SHONIMA SINGH (II-C), ARADHYA BARAL (II-D)

      SAMMIRIDHI PANIGRAHI (II-E)

      SECOND POSITION

      RASHMI SHANMUKHA (II- A) , AURANSHIKA TRIPATHY (II- A)

      ANAYA VERMA (II- B) , ARSHIYA CHAUDHARY (II- B)

      MANIT CHUG (II- C) , RISHAN SAINI (II- D) ,

      YATHARTH GUPTA ( II-D) , ARYAN YADAV (II-E)

      THIRD POSITION

      VANSHIKA AGARWAL (II- A), ABHINEET SHAURYA (II- B)

      D. THANISHKA NAIK (II- C) , YUG RATHEE (II- D)

      ATHARVA RAGHAV (II- D) , VAIBHAVI SINGH (II- E) ,

      ARNAV KUMAR (II- E)

      CONSOLATION

      PRIZE

      SWAYAMDEEP SAHOO (II- A) , HARSHITH NELL (II- A)

      GAURI TANDAN (II- B) , RAJAT GUPTA (II- B)

      KAVYA SINGH (II- B) , ABHANG PAWAR (II- C) ,

      ARADHYA (II- C) , KAVYANSH SHARMA (II- C) ,

      PRABHLEEN KAUR (II- C), ARMAN DAHIYA (II- D) ,

      SHAURYA VASHISHTHA (II- D) , JIYA TANWAR (II- D) , AISHWARYA KAISTHA (II - E) , ETHAN GEORGE THOMSON (II- E) , PRIYANSHI DAS (II- E)

       

        CLASS III ENGLISH POEM RECITATION COMPETITION (30 JULY 2019)

                              ‘Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words’

        An English poem recitation competition was organised for Class III on 30.7.19 in the Junior Wing Hall. The students enthusiastically participated in the competition as they got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence. These young Tafsians chose a variety of poems like ‘Challenging Maths’, ‘Grandpa’s glasses’, ‘Recess-o-recess’, ‘Be glad your nose is on your face’, ‘All my great excuses’ etc. The humour in the poems were indeed bone tickling and the judges and the audience had a merry time.

        The results are as follows:

         

         

         

        NAMES OF WINNERS

        FIRST PRIZE

        ADVAIT SINGH KOTRA (III-D)

        AASA SINGH (III-C)

        SECOND PRIZE

        IVANA (III-B)

        INAYA KHAN (III-E)

        THIRD PRIZE

        ARSH SINGH KOTRA (III-D)

        CONSOLATION

        PRIZES

        MAHIMA SINGH (III-A)

        OSHEEN (III-B)

        ARCHIT (III-B)

        SELVI SEJAL (III-E)

         

          THE PRIMARY WING, INVESTITURE CEREMONY- 30 JULY 2019 

          A grand Investiture Ceremony for The Air Force School, Primary Wing, Student Council 2019-20, was held on 30 July, 2019 at the Aravali Hall. The programme commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony accompanied by a rendition of shlokas by the children. This was 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.  The students of class IV enthralled the audience with a Bihu dance. 

          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. 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 2019-2020 is as follows:

          SCHOOL CAPTAINS

          HEAD GIRL – Ayushi Singh (V D)                                     

          HEAD BOY – Yash Vardhan Trivedi (V D)    

          VICE HEAD GIRL - Sudiksha Singh (V B)               

          VICE HEAD BOY – Aditya Kumar Yadav (V A) 

          SPORTS CAPTAIN (GIRLS) – Manya Verma (V A)  

          SPORTS CAPTAIN (BOYS) - Abhiraj Gagan Singh (V D)

          SPORTS VICE CAPTAIN (GIRLS) - Snigdha Ruhil (V C)

          SPORTS VICE CAPTAIN (BOYS) – Arnav Thapliyal (V B)

           

           The Prefects are:

          DISCIPLINE

           

          Pratiyush Kumar (V A)         

          Sehaj Sethi (V B)                

          Raman Raj (V C)

          Akshat Srivastava (V D)         

          Arshiya Sharma (V E)

           

          ACADEMIC

           

          Anushka (V A)                 

          Akshaj Sharma (V B)                

          Shiv Agnihotri (V C)         

          Bhavya Singh (V D)               

          Atulya Thakur (V E)

           

          CO-CURRICULAR

             

             Arunima Bhatt (V A)           

             Manshi (V B)             

             Arjun Raghav (V C)

             Shaurya Sharma (V D)  

             Utkarsh Tripathi (V E)

           

           

          LITERARY

          Vidisha Yadav (V A)

          Shreyas Sahoo (V B)

          Priyanshi (V C)

          Suhani Nagpal (V D)

          Sameer Karn (V E)

          ENVIRONMENT

          Bhavya Kumar (V A)

          Divya (V B)            

          Darshit (V C)                

          Ayaan Nanda (V D)        

          Om Anand (V E) 

            The "Arribada" A journey into the fascinating world of sea turtles

             

            On 24th July 2019, the students of class VI-D and VI-E went to the WWF-India, Lodhi Road to witness the exhibition of Marine Turtles. The enticing exhibition transported the visitors to the mysterious world of sea turtles. The broader aim of the exhibition was to raise awareness about the need for their protection and conservation. It started with an explanation of different kinds of turtles found on our planet  then the basic difference between a turtle and a tortoise was  related to the students. This was followed by stories from history, biology, culture, conservation and people associated with sea turtles research being presented. Then, the students were engaged in different activities like drawing, turtle racing, clay making and garbage picking. A quiz was next in line, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students, as many of them won prizes. The trip sensitised the visitors about the urgent need to conserve our rich Marine Biodiversity.

              NMOLE WORKSHOPS

              PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP :

              On 24th July 2019 ,Students of Class XII participated in a photography workshop that saw Mr Raman Rana as the guest speaker ,who is a faculty member at Lovely professional institute and work as part of the Freelancing team as a short film photographer.

              The workshop was held at  TAFS,to engage and involve students towards the unconventional career of photography,photo journalism,media and how to use photography from food,fashion,editorials ,to cinematic photography,in a career.

              The aim of the workshop was to create a positive and hands on training experience for students who want to work behind the lens or want to understand  the media culture as a career ahead.The speaker shared insights on various courses and eligibility,the technicalities of a picture,effectiveness of the photos for an event and varies categories in which graduates can work af5ter taking photography.

              The children seemed keen and happy to understand photography as an upcoming exciting  career ,than as a mere hobby,which can be pursued to great heights.

                

              NDA –SSB WORKSHOP:

              On 24th July 2019,the students of Class XII were audience to an interactive session on NDA and SSB training,by speakers from The Georgian academy of vocations.Being the Air force school,the students are keen on a career in defence forces and wanted to know great details of the various levels.

              The speakers discussed the various exams from AFCAT,NCC to NDA,ARMY and Merchant navy,that the students were curious to know.

              The interview format,and structure ,deadlines of examinations were also discussed in great details with weightage,eligibility,team building,character testing,medical history and value system being shared with students to apply for this career.

              It was an informative session that was thoroughly appreciated by students across streams.

                INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2019-2020

                The Air Force School celebrated its Investiture Ceremony for the academic session 2019-2020, on 23 July 2019, an occasion, where the newly selected members of the Students’ Council are officially vested with their powers and positions.

                The event started with welcoming the Chief Guest, Group Captain Ravindra Bhatnagar, Executive Director, The Air Force School and the Guest of Honour, Mrs Nidhi Bhatnagar. A memento was presented to the guests followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp along with the song ‘Anandaloke Manglaloke’ written by  Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

                Other highlights were the school choir which presented the group song Chal Udte Hai. The song depicts the value of never giving up and that the odds must be welcomed gracefully, because the taste of success, then, is inexplicable. A group dance reflecting a fusion of the traditional dance form Kathak mesmerized the guest. The rhythmic beats and synchronized movements of the dance form lent an air of gaiety to the otherwise solemn occasion.

                In her welcome address Ms. Amita Gupta, Principal, The Air Force School, said that the conferring of authority on children is the initiation of a new journey. Ma’am emphasized that the road for these appointees will be steep and the track will bring out the best in them and that a good leader should choose the hard right against the easy wrong.

                Chief Guest, Group Captain Ravindra Bhatnagar, graced the Oath Taking ceremony and formally invested the school appointees. The Head Boy and the Head Girl in turn invested the house appointees.

                Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest congratulated the new leaders, reminding them that their actions should take them to the ultimate goal of making significant contribution to the betterment of the school. He told the parents that one should not fall in the trap of rat race but should allow the child to follow what gives him happiness. 

                The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms Lomina Rajiv, Vice Principal, The Air Force School. Thanking everyone for their contribution in making the event successful, Ma’am expressed the hope that the new appointees would live up to the expectations of the institution.

                The ceremony came to an end with everyone rising to the tune of the Air Force Schools’ song.

                  Felicitation Ceremony (SOF – 2018-19)

                  The students of classes 6 to 12 received the Zonal Excellence Certificates and Merit certificates in various Olympiads (NCO, NSO, IEO, IMO) conducted by the Science Olympiad foundation (SOF). These certificates were awarded to the students in assembly for their exceptionally well performance at the Zonal and International levels of the Olympiads.

                     THE 24TH P.N.PANICKER MEMORIAL NATIONAL READING MONTH CELEBRATIONS

                    To commemorate the Reading Month, from 19 June to 18 July 2019 and to inculcate the habit of reading among students, the English Dept of The Air Force School, Subroto Park, conducted various activities for all  classes. While students of class VI enjoyed a fun- filled story telling activity whereby they enacted as different characters, students of class VII and VIII actively participated in group discussion sessions about various topics like sports, current updates, new gadgets et al. Students of Class IX-X shared their views about the values imbibed from reading something that gave them food for thought. A pledge was taken by all students of classes VI-X, making a promise to themselves to read regularly, to increase knowledge and improve mindfulness about varied topics. The students pledged to read something interesting on a daily basis and further promote this habit as a part of their lifestyle. Students of Classes XI and XII shared information from the  books they are currently reading. Students of XII tapped the library resources to research on topics for inter school debates. Students opted for inter school book discussion competitions and read prescribed books.

                    The school librarian provided useful links on the school website to e-reading sites where books were in public domain.

                    The students were asked to bring reading material from home, so that they could read in the class. They were encouraged to get anything that they loved to read, and of any language they preferred to read. Students brought newspapers, novels, encyclopedia, autobiographies, magazines, and even The Mahabharata’s Bal Leela. 

                    The activity saw students participating with great zeal. They found this activity a novel way to develop the habit of reading. Some even wanted such activities to take place more regularly, to experience the joy of reading.

                     

                      UKG MANGO ‘MAAZA’ PARTY (17 JULY 2019) 

                      It was a perfect day to celebrate the season of the ‘King of Fruits- Mango’ with a fun-filled learning opportunity in the form of a Mango-Maaza party. The day started with a general conversation about mango followed by singing of rhymes and a dancing session which kids enjoyed thoroughly. The little kindergarteners relished the lip smacking mango juice. They also had a circle time discussion about the king of fruits not only for its taste and bright yellow, orange, red and green colours but also for the nutrients it offers. The discussion on the various forms of its consumption like jam, jellies, pickles, ice cream etc. was very exciting and fascinating. They also engaged in creative art & craft activities like colouring and tearing & pasting to make mango cut-outs. The Mango Party left the little ones with immense joy and pleasure in their hearts of having celebrated it with their classmates, teachers and ayah didis.

                        24TH P.N.PANICKER MEMORIAL NATIONAL READING MONTH CELEBRATIONS

                        In order to inculcate reading habit among the students, the junior wing observed 24th P. N. Panicker Memorial National Reading Month celebrations from 10-17 July 2019.

                        Various interesting activities were planned for all the classes. While UKG class enjoyed a fun filled story session with puppets, classes I and II conducted a digital story reading session. During the school assembly a reading pledge was taken by all students of classes III- V making a promise to themselves to read regularly to increase knowledge and improve mindfulness about varied topics. The students also pledged to “promote the development of our country, Bharat, through judicious reading of books, as well as digital reading, and through right action” and spread awareness of storybooks and donating books to the needy. A poster making activity, on the theme ‘Reading and Knowledge empowerment’ was also conducted for the students of class IV.

                          INTENSIFIED DIARRHEA CONTROL DRIVE (JUNIOR SCHOOL)

                          An ‘Intensified Diarrhea Control Drive’ was conducted in the junior school during the week 08-12 July 2019. The aim of this drive was to sensitize children about safe water, food, washing of hands, sanitation, personal hygiene as well as clean surroundings. All teachers & students of the Junior Wing were involved in this drive.

                          Various hands-on activities as well as demonstrations were conducted as a part of this drive. All activities were planned under the paradigm project WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) of the Government of India.

                          1.   Safe Hands & appropriate Hand washing

                          ·        Under this movement, students were shown videos in the classroom about the importance of hand washing and appropriate way of washing hands was also demonstrated.

                          ·        Certain guidelines were given to children in order to help them understand importance of washing hands before taking meals & after urinating & defecating.

                          ·        Children were also observed while washing hands and were guided the appropriate way for complete hygiene. 

                          2.   Safe Drinking Water & Hygienic food

                          ·        The relevance of drinking clean water was discussed in the class. They were explained about the safe water joints at school that are enabled with a water purifying plant.

                          ·        Also students were involved in making their personal charcoal water purifier as a project. Children were encouraged to ensure safe water drinking habits at home as well.

                          ·        Helpful tips were discussed with children about keeping food safe from flies and insects. Ill effects of consuming contaminated food were shared with students.

                          ·         Hygienic eating practices were encouraged and children were encouraged to spread table napkins before taking meals. 

                          3.   Personal Hygiene & Clean Surroundings

                          ·        Emphasis was laid on personal hygiene wherein a Tooth brush making activity was done by students. Teachers explained them the relevance of oral hygiene.

                          ·        Students were involved in ‘Shramdaan’ activities in which they cleaned their surroundings in order to avoid breeding of mosquitoes & flies. 

                          4.   Posters for Promotion

                          ·        Students created informative as well as eye-catchy posters promoting safe water, sanitation & hygiene.

                          ·        The posters were displayed in their classes as a gentle reminder for safety & hygiene.

                          The aim of this drive was to inculcate habits of safe drinking water, personal hygiene through hand washing & sanitation and clean surroundings. Through the above mentioned activities an ethos of safety & prevention from Diarrhea was developed amongst students.

                            ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS

                            (CLASS-VI-VIII) (NEW ADMISSION) 

                            A student orientation programme was conducted for classes VI-VIII (New Admission) on Monday, 8th July 2019. The aim of the programme was to familiarise and assist the new admissions in their new beginning in the school.

                            The Student council head – The Head Boy, Anubhav Panwar and Head Girl, Saheba Kapoor, explained the students regarding the rules and regulations of the school, maintaining discipline, whom to approach in case of emergency situations, drop box system, participation in co-curricular activities etc.

                            Ms Debolina Mukherjee (The Middle School Coordinator) addressed the students regarding the Buddy system, in class and while boarding their buses, stating that Class Teachers are their first connect, to approach subject teachers or any other teacher during emergency situation, comfort level in their PT-1 exams and other issues to assist the students and wishing them best for their new beginnings in the school.

                              Parents Orientation Program, Class IX and X, July 6, 2019 

                              A Parent Orientation Program for the new admissions was conducted on 6th July 2019. Welcoming everyone in the gathering, the Vice Principal, Ms Lomina Rajiv shared the workings of the school. She underlined the imperativeness of a strong parent- teacher relationship for the holistic development of a child. 

                              Followed by this, Ms. Prabha Kathait, the Class Representative of IX, spoke about school's mission of developing students into integrated and harmonious individuals. She explained about various facilities provided by the school and discussed some general rules to be followed by the students. Ms. Manbeer Kaur Bhasin, the Class Representative of X then explained discipline rules and discipline grading methods. She laid emphasis on the attendance and some important points to be taken care by the parents in their teens’ lives. This was followed by the MIS Coordinator Mr. Sujeet Chikara discussing the structure of Examinations. He also shared the Internal and External Assessment criteria with the parents. 

                              Vote of thanks was given by Ms. Manbeer Kaur Bhasin. The orientation program, followed by an Open House, where the parents were introduced to the subject teachers of their wards. It was a good start for all the newcomers and their parents. 

                                ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS - Classes VI-VIII (New Admissions)

                                A Parent Orientation Programme was conducted for Classes VI-VIII (New Admissions) on Saturday 06 July, 2019. The aim was to assist the parents in familiarising with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies, examination structure and co- scholastic activities.

                                The session started with a welcome note by Ms. Debolina  Mukherjee (The Middle School Coordinator) addressing the importance of collaborating efforts of parents and teachers for the holistic development of a child. She stressed about the negative impact of social media and effective parenting to inbuilt a strong value system.

                                The Class Rep of VI, Ms Manisha Sachdeva and class rep of VII, Ms Jyotsana Narang , explained the school rules and regulations along with scholastic and co-scholastic activities conducted in the school.A presentation on the school examination pattern and evaluation system such as the Periodic Tests, Mid-Term Exams, markings on CW, HW  and subject enrichment activity was explained by Mr. Sujeet Chhikara.

                                The vote of thanks was presented by Ms Manisha Sachdeva. The programme was followed by the Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) to address further queries of the parents regarding the upcoming PT-1 exam and the syllabus.

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