Co-Curricular
28
Sep
2022
28 Sep, 2022

Navratri Celebrations

The students of Classes 1 to 5 came together to celebrate Navratri by dancing to the beats of Dandiya and Garba songs on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of September 2022. Dandiya and Garba are dance forms traditionally performed in the state of Gujarat. The students were dressed up in traditional clothes. It was indeed a treat to watch them dance with abandon.

Academics
24
Sep
2022
24 Sep, 2022

Session on ‘Profile building for Higher Education’

With an objective to bring awareness among students and to know in detail about the admission process in prestigious American Universities for under graduate and post graduate programs, the Career counselling Cell of the school organized a session on ‘Profile building for Higher Education’ for students of classes 9, 10, & 11. The session was organized in collaboration with the prestigious Indo American Education Society and was conducted by distinguished resource persons associated with IAES, namely; Ms. Janet Turner; Sr. Advisor & Centre Manager (IAES), Mr. Jaydeep Buch; Education USA, Advisor, Ms. Vaishali Sharma; Outreach Co-ordinator Education USA and Ms. Tejal Vasavada; Director American Corner, Ahmedabad.
The students were provided with information on admissions to accredited institutions/colleges of United States, and information regarding SAT, TOEFL and IELTS. The importance of co circular achievements was also highlighted.
The session was very informative and enriching for the students. The session cleared the air of confusion, fear and anxiety among students by providing information of the admission process, Profile building, other essentials to seek Admission in American colleges.

Academics
20
Sep
2022
20 Sep, 2022

Capacity-building Programme for Science teachers

Mr.Ghanshyamsinh Gohil of KDARFS was a part of two- day Capacity Building Programme for Science teachers conducted by Master trainer, Ms. Kanchan Joshi (Principal-Cygnus World School) and Mr. R K Singhal (member of British Council). The workshop included 77 teachers from all over Gujarat. The workshop aimed to increase awareness among teachers to use of flipped classroom activities to enhance student engagement, to create stimulating environment for students to increase their curiosity in research-based study and focused on collaborative learning, student learning outcomes and to framing competency-based questions. The session ended with feedback from all educators and certificate Distribution.

Co-Curricular
5
Sep
2022
5 Sep, 2022

Teachers’ Day Celebrations

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Reliance Foundation School celebrated Teachers Day with much vigour and enthusiasm. On 4th Sept, children presented a special assembly and expressed their gratitude towards their teachers with their rapturing performances. A warm welcome at the school gate with flowers, gifts and tastefully decorated entrance was a pleasant surprise for all the teachers in the morning of Teachers day. Principal, Ms Anvita Kackar paid tributes to Dr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and thereafter teachers were felicitated for outstanding performance.
A Staff Extravaganza was organized at RAJWADU, Jamnagar. Teachers exhibited their talents in an array of thrilling performances. Comic skits, melodious music, exciting games and delicious food made the day memorable for all.

Co-Curricular
3
Sep
2022
3 Sep, 2022

Naval NCC Annual Training Camp

41 second year NCC Naval cadets of the 8th Gujarat Naval NCC Unit of the school, recently attended the NCC Naval Annual Camp at Sainik School, Balachadi. The camp aimed to develop character, discipline, leadership qualities, secular outlook, and ideals of selfless service amongst the participants. The seven-day camp included activities like Parades, Seamanship, Ship-modelling, Boat-pulling, Kayaking, Yoga, Administering First-aid, Weapon training, NDRF training, Fire-fighting and Gun-firing.
Tulsi Patel of Class 9 won the Second position in the Cultural events conducted during the camp. The cadets were escorted by ANO Pushparaj Waghela and CTO Rati Sharma.

Co-Curricular
30
Aug
2022
30 Aug, 2022

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

The Pre-primary section celebrated the Ganesh Chaturthi with great reverence. The special assembly commenced with the traditional ‘Lezim’ dance. This was followed by a skit by UKG students in which they explained the story of Lord Ganesha. Nursery students performed an eye-catching dance on Lord Ganesha. The whole-hearted participation of children added zest to the event.

Co-Curricular
30
Aug
2022
30 Aug, 2022

Investiture Ceremony

KDARFS recently organized investiture ceremony for the newly elected student council members for the academic session 2022-23. The solemn occasion was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Brigadier Gurvinder Sahota, Guest of Honour, Keshav Hooda and the Principal, Ms.Anvita Kackar. The newly elected students were conferred with badges and sashes by the Principal and the invited guests. The new office-bearers took oath to carry out their duties with sincerity, integrity and loyalty towards the school and the society. In his motivating speech, Brigadier Gurvinder Sahota congratulated the team and reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their School and peers. He advised them to be role models for their peers and the juniors.

Co-Curricular
29
Aug
2022
29 Aug, 2022

National Sports Day Celebration

National Sports Day was celebrated by both the Pre-primary and Primary wings of the school.
The Pre-primary Wing organized several sports activities to inculcate the feeling of true sportsmanship among the children and to enhance their physical and social skills. For LKG children, events like Stacking the glasses, different kinds of races and Flag- collecting activity were organized.
Students of class 5 conducted quiz, on sports. Meditation session followed by energetic aerobic session was conducted. 
In addition, friendly football and handball matches were organized for senior section’s boys and girls.

Academics
29
Aug
2022
29 Aug, 2022

STEAM Activities (Pre-primary)

Activities like ‘Building a bridge with clay box and candy sticks’ and ‘Build an Apple tree’ were conducted to make students know that engineering is the process of building and designing something. The children immensely enjoyed the activities.

Academics
28
Aug
2022
28 Aug, 2022

Inter-house Spell Bee Competition

An Inter-house ‘Spell Bee Competition’ was organized for students of Classes 6 to 8. This competition was one of the numerous enjoyable competitions that give students a platform to learn spellings in different ways. This competition helped students improve their spellings, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop the use of correct English. Children participated earnestly in the competition. Their efforts and initiative was appreciated by one and all. Every house was represented by four contestants. The Hawk House participants were the winners while first runner up of the competition was Falcon House.

Sports & Games
28
Aug
2022
28 Aug, 2022

Inter-house Football Competition

The Senior boys showed great sportsmanship and team spirit in the Inter-House Football competition this year. The games were incredibly close, and eventually, in the Finals, it was Hawk House against the Falcon House. After an excellent battle of classy attack and defence, the Hawk house came through as Winners while the Falcons were the Runners-up. Rachit Kumar of Class 12 G from the Hawk house was declared the’Best Player’.

Academics
27
Aug
2022
27 Aug, 2022

Comic-strip Making Competition

‘Comic-strip making competition’ was conducted for students of Class 7. Participants had to create an attractive comic on any of the topic related to IT and then they had to present the same to the judges. The criteria set for the competition were graphics, dialogue and content, innovative ideas and presentation. Comics were made by students in a professional way using Canva, Adobe, PowerPoint, Powtoon, Animator etc. Following are the winners:
1st position: Rohini Maji (7F)
2nd position: Angel Patel (7B)
3rd position: Pragyanshree Majhi (7G)

Sports & Games
27
Aug
2022
27 Aug, 2022

Inter-house Handball Competition

Inter-house Handball Competition for Girls was conducted for the students of Secondary and Senior Secondary sections. The objective of this tournament is to provide an opportunity for students to take part in sports activities, to assist them in displaying their skills in a fun environment and in teaching students to work as a team and strengthen sportsmanship. The students of Falcon House gave an impressive performance and bagged the first position. The second, third, and fourth positions were grabbed by Kite House, Hawk House and Eagle House respectively. Khushi Visavadiya of Falcon House from Class 10 E was named the ‘Best Player’ of the tournament.

Academics
26
Aug
2022
26 Aug, 2022

Inter-house English Debate Competition

Inter House English Debate Competition was recently organized for Secondary and Senior Secondary classes. The competition was held at two levels, one for classes 9 & 10 and the other for classes 11&12. The topic for 9 & 10 was ‘Digital Era has led to the erosion of human values’ and the topic for 11 & 12 was ‘Digital Communication is more important to humanity than face-to-face communication’. Judges to grace the occasion were- Ms.Sakshi Shrivastava, an eminent Toastmaster and distinguished members of the school’s leadership team, Mrs.Naminder Sahota, Mrs.Pinki Saha and Ms,Sheela Iyer.
In the 1st group i.e. 9 & 10- Zafir Hassan and Srisha Patra were adjudged as Best Speakers while in the 2nd group i.e. 11 & 12- the honours went to Prutha Patel and Riya Patel. In the first category, Falcon House was placed First while Kite house and Hawk house were placed Second and Third respectively. In the second category, Hawk House bagged the 1st position, Kite House was placed Second while Falcons and Eagles were placed Third and Fourth respectively.

Co-Curricular
25
Aug
2022
25 Aug, 2022

Costume Mania

A fancy dress competition, ‘Costume Mania’ was conducted for students of class 1. Dressed in colourful costumes, the participants spoke a few sentences about the character they depicted. This competition was conducted to make the students aware of different story books’ characters and the importance of reading books.


Winners’ List:

Prize

Name

Class & Section

1st Prize

Amayra Patel

1C

2nd Prize

Vivaan Mistry

1E

3rd Prize

Atharva Ritesh Gadhiya

1C

 

Academics
25
Aug
2022
25 Aug, 2022

Workshop on Art Integration

Ms.Ruchiba Agarwal, KDARFS faculty member participated in a workshop on Art Integration organized by the CBSE at Ahmedabad. The workshop focused on integrating different art forms into curricular areas and promoting the concept of ‘Art Integration’ through Experiential Learning. The workshop gave an insight as to how to enhance students learning using different art forms.

Co-Curricular
18
Aug
2022
18 Aug, 2022

Janmashtami Celebrations

Janmashtami was celebrated with pomp by the Pre-primary and Primary sections of the school. The colourful, traditional attires of students and teachers added colour to the show.
The students showcased Lord Shri Krishna’s divine journey in this world through a skit depicting the birth of Sri Krishna, Makhan chori, Raas Lila, and the assassination of Kans. The program concluded with beautiful Raas Lila of Lord Krishna and Vishwa Rupa dance.

Co-Curricular
15
Aug
2022
15 Aug, 2022

Independence Day Celebrations

Independence day was celebrated in KDAV with great enthusiasm and patriotic zeal. The students and the teachers gathered on the school Annual Day Ground. The programme started at 7:00 am. The programme started with the hoisting of the Tricolour by Ms. Anvita Kackar, Principal. Class 11 students, Manonman Raut and N. Divya eloquently expressed their tributes to martyred soldiers.
The students of class VI to XII then attended the Independence Day celebration at Oval Park. The Cluster Head, JMD Division RIL, Shri Surinder Singh Saini hoisted the National Flag. It was followed by the march past by KDAV Physical Education students, NCC Cadets, Reliance Security Force and CISF. Students of classes 6, 7 and 8 presented a cultural event on the implementation of the new ‘National Educational Policy’. Their spellbinding performance showcased a thought-provoking theme on right to education ensuring equal access to education. The theme interwoven with well-choreographed dances was well-appreciated by the spectators. The standing ovation received for the performance was a testimony to the efforts taken by the teachers and students of the school.

Co-Curricular
13
Aug
2022
13 Aug, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Pre-Primary: A paragraph writing competition on “75 years of Independent India” was conducted for pre-primary staff members where they penned down their thoughts on the topic and displayed the same on the board. Album of the Pre-independence Cultural Extravaganza has been circulated to the parents. The album can be accessed at https://myalbum.com/album/iQ56wtdTdJ8H

Primary: The primary wing celebrated 76th Independence Day of India with a special assembly dedicated to 75 years of Indian Independence. The programme kick-started with the flag hoisting ceremony by the Principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar followed by the national anthem and the national song. Students presented dances on patriotic theme. Students delivered speeches to pay homage to the country’s real heroes. The celebration reached its pinnacle with inspiring words from Pincipal, Ms. Anvita Kackar.
Our honourable prime minister, Shri Narendra Modi, started the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign on July 31st to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence. The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag. So, in order to educate the students about Independence Day and its importance, ‘Flag-making’ Activity was also conducted in the Primary Section of the school.

Middles: As a part of the week-long celebrations, ‘Flag-making’ activity was conducted in Class 6. The flags were then used to decorate the classroom display boards.
On account of this auspicious day class-7 enthusiastically presented related exhibits on the display board and paid homage to the heroes of India who brought us the precious freedom at the cost of their lives. They also were conducted special assemblies in their respective classrooms. The entire corridor was decorated with vibrant display boards decorated enthusiastically by the students.
‘Best out of waste’ activity was conducted for the students of class-8.The students made wonderful wall-hangings, stands, show pieces etc. using waste materials like cardboards, bottles, ice-cream sticks to name a few. The creative and innovative usage of waste materials to make show pieces was truly praiseworthy.

Secondary: On the occasion of week-long Independence Day celebration students of classes 9 & 10 enthusiastically participated in ‘Essay writing’ activity on the topic ‘75 years of Independence’. This activity provided a platform to help the students to learn and understand the history and culture of their country. The best ones were put on the bulletin boards in the corridors and display board of the classrooms.
Senior Secondary: The scholars of class XI and XII took part in a ‘Flag-march’ led by School Head-boy and Head-girl and accompanied by Sr Sec teachers, and other staff members.
Holding the Tricolor high, all students marched across the Reliance Greens township. The township echoed with ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai.’
The well-coordinated march past, with stirring marching music, was a feast to the eyes and ears.

Co-Curricular
12
Aug
2022
12 Aug, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Students of KDARFS participated in various activities to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Pre-Primary: It was truly a cultural extravaganza for the Pre-primary students as they enthusiastically presented various songs, dances and role plays. The event, seeped in patriotic flavour had the motivating presence of Ms. Anvita Kackar, Principal, KDARFS. Students of UKG, grouped in three contingents presented a March Past as a mark of respect for the Tricolour. Students of LKG presented a Show & Tell event to talk about sustainable development goals of ‘Save Soil’. Students from Nursery presented a small skit on freedom struggle of India conveying the message of brotherhood and love. They also rendered a group song, “Nanha Munna Rahi Hu” with great enthusiasm.
The Pre-primary building, entirely decked up in tri-colour was a sight to behold

Primary: KDARFS saluted the spirit that blazed in the brave hearts of our freedom fighters. As a tribute to their selfless service, boldness and courage, each and every classroom and class corridor of the Primary wing were decorated with tricoloured buntings and flags. The way each class was decorated spoke volumes about the efforts of teachers and students and their remarkable creativity to bring alive the theme, ‘Har Class Tiranga.’
In addition to Class decoration – Colouring Competition for Class 2, Poster Making Competition for Class 3, Collage Making Competition for Class 4 and Drawing Competition for Class 5 were also organized. The students of Class 5 also made cards for the Dada-Dadis and Nana-Nanis of Vatsalyadham- an old age home. These activities reflected their love and respect for their motherland.

Middles: In order to motivate the young learners of the middle section at KDARFS, a ‘Teacher-talk’ was organized. The talks which revolved around the theme, ‘Freedom Struggle of India’ were conducted by teachers in all the classes of Middles section. The class teachers described the significance of our freedom struggle and its importance in the history of India. The students also participated in a short quiz conducted by the teachers. This activity left an indelible mark on the students of the middle section.

Secondary: On the occasion of 75th anniversary of Indian independence, a ‘Rangoli making’ competition on the theme ‘Independence Day’ was organized for Class 9 students. The students of class 9 drew different rangoli patterns with zeal and enthusiasm.

Academics
12
Aug
2022
12 Aug, 2022

Earthian Paryavaran Mitra Programme

Centre for Environment Education recently conducted a training programme for teachers to create awareness among teachers about CEE initiatives and the Earthian Paryavaran Mitra programme. The session was held at Nand Vidyaniketan, Jamnagar. KDARFS was represented by Ms.Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy.
The resource- persons, Ms.Khushboo Sharma and Ms.Mansi Shah from CEE, explained the relevance of SDGs and related them with the Earthian programme. The participants were made aware about Ecological footprints that we leave in our day-to-day life and ways to curb them.

Co-Curricular
10
Aug
2022
10 Aug, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Team KDARFS enthusiastically contributed towards ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations with students, teachers and Admin staff participating in various activities.

Admin Department: Inter-Department Soft Board Decoration Event was organised by the Admin Department of KDARFS. Teachers across various sections and the Admin staff members took a lot of efforts to give a patriotic tinge to Display Boards in their respective sections.

Pre-Primary: Pre-Primary students too participated in different group and solo events based on patriotic themes. It was exciting to witness the March-past of UKG students. The Pre-primary school premises was decorated by staff with tricolours, marking the celebration for 75 years of India’s Independence. Patriotic Songs and rhymes were sung by students. UKG girls also performed a dance on patriotic lines.

Nursery students turned up the patriotic fervour with their ‘Dress-up Act’, wherein they performed role play, dressed as prominent personalities and leaders of India's freedom struggle. Patriotic Dance Performance by UKG girls.
Primary: On the occasion of 75th anniversary of Indian independence, a ‘Rangoli Pattern-making’ competition on the theme ‘Independence Day’ was organized. Class 5 students drew different Rangoli patterns. Their enthusiasm enhanced the patriotic aura of the environment.
Middles: Art is a way to ignite creativity in students. Class 6 students were a part of a very unique ‘Tri-colour Jewellery-making with Quilling’. It was definitely a very creative way to inculcate patriotic feelings among children.
The students of Middle School also participated in ‘Slogan writing Activity’ on the topic ‘Freedom Fighters.’ This activity played an integral part in helping the students to learn and understand the history and culture of our country.

Secondary: Hindi Department of KDARFS organized Hindi Extempore Activity for all students of Class 10. All the chosen topics were related patriotism and the Indian freedom movement. It was heartening to hear the students speak confidently about Indian culture, national heroes, and the country’s achievements.

Students from Classes 8, 9 and 10 created a patriotic display on Quit India Movement through drawings, posters, collage making, slogans etc. marking the freedom and glory of Independence Day. The students created some amazing posters using their creativity and innovative ideas.

Student Care Services: On the occasion of week-long Independence Day celebration students of SCS Department enthusiastically participated in ‘Colouring Activity’. They were given different National symbols to colour. The best ones were put on the bulletin boards in the corridors.

Co-Curricular
10
Aug
2022
10 Aug, 2022

Rakhi-making activity

‘Rakhi - making’ activity was organized for all students of Pre-primary wing. The students enthusiastically participated in this activity along with the teachers. They made beautiful Rakhis with given material.

Academics
10
Aug
2022
10 Aug, 2022

Hindi Speech Competition

An Inter-section Hindi Speech Competition was conducted for Classes 9 and 10. The topics for the competition was based on patriotic themes.The competition received an overwhelming response from the students. Aayushi Khamra was declared the ‘Best Speaker’ from Class 9 while from Class 10, the honour was bagged by Dhruvi Satrola.

Co-Curricular
9
Aug
2022
9 Aug, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

The entire staff of KDARFS School Admin too enthusiastically contributed towards ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.
A fun-filled ‘Dumb Charade on Patriotic Songs’ was organized by the School admin staff. The members were divided into two teams – ‘Team Gandhi’ and ‘Team Nehru’. The Game vividly brought back the memories of great heroes of India, their contribution and devotion towards the nation.

The Admin team members also were at their creative best as the decorated the main foyer with a beautiful Tricolour Rangoli.

Co-Curricular
8
Aug
2022
8 Aug, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, many fun-filled and thought provoking activities were organized for KDARFS students.

Pre-Primary: Staff & Students of Pre-Primary Wing decorated the display board for pre-Independence Day activity. Students were shown an animated video “Bharat Ka Laal”, to teach them national and human values. They also sang patriotic songs.

Primary: To instil a sense of patriotism and compassion, students were enlightened about the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign initiated by the Indian government.
To convey our message better the theme song ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ was played during the assemblies and PPTs were shown to the students so as to educate them better about the sheer importance of this day.

Middles: On the occasion of week-long Independence Day celebration students of class 8 enthusiastically participated in ‘Slogan writing Activity’ on the topic ‘Freedom Fighters’ during zero period on 8th August. The activity helped the students learn and understand the history and culture of our country. The best slogans were put on the bulletin boards in the corridors.

Senior Secondary: The students of classes 11 and 12 were involved in different activities like Slogan writing/Poem writing/Article or Speech Writing/Logo designing/Poster making to commemorate and celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. It was a platform to encourage them to rediscover their hidden strengths and to take sincere action to regain their rightful place towards democratic nation.

Academics
7
Aug
2022
7 Aug, 2022

KDARFS MUN

An interschool MUN was organized to provide a springboard for each and every student to imbibe life skills such as collaboration, public speaking, leadership skills, creativity and problem solving. The event which spanned across two days had six committees; namely, UNHCR, UNEP, WHO, ECOSOC, UN Women and UNFAO. The participant delegates had thoughtful discussions on topics like ‘Protecting rights of Refugees’, ‘Waste Management’, ‘Zero Hunger’, ‘Promotion of Equality’ and ‘Economic Development’, ‘Protecting Women’s Rights’ and ‘Promoting Mental Health’.
The event saw the participation of 172 students from classes 7 to 12 from 9 schools. KDARFS Alumni was involved in every step of the event as Charge d’Affairs, chairs, Vice-chairs and Asst.Vice-chairs.

Co-Curricular
28
Jul
2022
28 Jul, 2022

Inter-section Declamation Competition (Class 8)

To develop students’ verbal skills and to infuse confidence in them Inter section Declamation competition was conducted. The students were asked to present the speech delivered by a famous personality of their choice. The participants were judged on the parameters like introduction, verbal clarity, content and presentation.
The winners were as follows:
1st Position: Sumedha Ghosal
2nd Position: Aditya Nair
3rd Position: Ananya Venkatraman

Co-Curricular
27
Jul
2022
27 Jul, 2022

Intersection Monologue Competition (Class 7))

To offer better opportunities and platform for students to achieve the finesse over the language, students from different sections of Class 7 had participated in the event. The participants of this competition presented varied monologue performances on characters such as Alice, Professor Dumbledore, Quint, Lord Krishna, etc The participants were judged on the basis of introduction, memorization, body language and overall presentation. The winners were as follows:

1st Position: Rohini Maji and  Suhana Singh

2nd Position: Hitarth Mehta

3rd Position:Kavya Makwana

Academics
27
Jul
2022
27 Jul, 2022

Inter-section Maths Powerpoint Competition

Department of Mathematics, KDARFS organized an Inter-section Math PowerPoint Competition through Microsoft Teams for students of Class 12. The contest received an overwhelming response of 24 students of Class XII. 

They exhibited their learning and understanding about Mathematical applications in various disciplines. Children were judged on the basis of Confidence, Concept, Clarity, Creativity and Team Work.

 

Co-Curricular
26
Jul
2022
26 Jul, 2022

Special Assembly on Kargil Vijay Diwas

On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, a special assembly was organized by the Middle School to commemorate the supreme sacrifices made by our soldiers. It included a speech, a group song and a Nukkad Natak.

Co-Curricular
15
Jul
2022
15 Jul, 2022

Evergreen Club Activities (July)

As part of Vanotsav- Plantation activity for the month of July (date: 7/7/22 – 11/7/22), the eco club was planned few group/individual activities for growing plants to understand key concepts in biology as well as relate with environmental issue of deforestation.
The main aim is to use these activities as teaching learning aids as well as make students realize through experimentation that growing plants is a time-consuming process which takes into account various factors while cutting down trees/forest takes just few moments.
ECO CHAMPIONS in each class-section had taken up the responsibility of coordinating these activities in the class under the guidance of Biology teachers for smooth implementation and fruitful observations.
After the experiments, Plants were transferred to the eco garden- Green Dreams.

Academics
10
Jun
2022
10 Jun, 2022

World Environment Day Celebrations

On the occasion of World Environment Day, KDARFS Jamnagar, organized various activities based on the theme for 2022- Only one Earth. The activities were planned under the guidance of the principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar, to create a sensitivity towards environment among the teachers and students. The main aim of these activities was to have a realistic approach and take impactful practical steps for greener and cleaner earth.
The details of these activities are given below
1. Nutrition garden inauguration: A nutrition garden named ‘Green Dreams’ was inaugurated under the Eco club (Evergreen club) by the Principal at KDARFS. Coordinators, teachers and students actively participated in the plantation of around 40 saplings of vegetables and medicinal plants. The plants were tagged with their scientific and common names.
2. Webinar on ‘Know your Pollinators’: A session on importance of various types of pollinators in preserving environment was conducted on 7/6/22 for the teachers and students. Dr. Ramanathan and Dr. Meenakshi Kakati were the resource persons who gave the participants an insight on various types of pollinators and their relevance in preserving the environment.

Academics
12
Feb
2022
12 Feb, 2022

Powerpoint Presentation Competition (Class 5)

With an objective to improve the students’ presentation skills, a PowerPoint Presentation competition was conducted for the students of class 5. It also enhanced their knowledge about the heritage of different states.
The competition was between four teams- Team Laptop, Team Macbook, Team Tablet and Team I-pad.
The names of winners are listed below:

1st – Team Tablet (Rajasthan)
Members-Avik Sharma-5A, Aakash Rai-5I, Arnav Tiwary-5A, Vivaan Subin-5D, Nidhi Mohapatra-5A

2nd – Team Macbook (Chhatisgarh)
Members- Vatsal Vaibhav-5G, Aahana Joshi-5F, Udichi Trivedi-5A, Avadhanam Sudhanvi-5I, Rahul Khan-5H)

3rd – Team I-Pad (Maharashtra)
Members- Aadharshanaa S.-5G, Ridham Patel-5C, Harshil Avashiya-5A Bhargish-5H, Het Kalavadia-5E.

Co-Curricular
11
Feb
2022
11 Feb, 2022

Story - telling Event (Nursery)

The Nursery students were a part of an engaging ‘Story-telling Event’. The participants dressed up as characters of their stories and narrated their tales with the help of simple props and puppets.

Co-Curricular
11
Feb
2022
11 Feb, 2022

Puppetry Event (UKG)

It was an unforgettable day for the UKG students when they were given an opportunity to narrate tales of their choice using different puppets and flash cards. The lively narration brought the characters of the stories alive. The participants and the audience immensely enjoyed the show.

Co-Curricular
8
Feb
2022
8 Feb, 2022

Solo Key-board playing Competition

Solo key-board playing competition was conducted for the students of Middles section. Eight finalists were selected for the final round which was a live one. The students’ mastery was clearly visible as their fingers danced effortlessly on the keyboard.

The winners of the competition are as follows:
1st prize -- Yashashvi Rout -- 7F
2nd prize -- Angel Patel -- 6B
3rd prize -- Arya Butani -- 6C

Co-Curricular
5
Feb
2022
5 Feb, 2022

Special Assembly (Vasant Panchami)

A special assembly on Vasant Panchami was celebrated virtually by the entire Pre-primary section and Class 2 students of the school. Obeisance was paid to Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning in the form of prayers, shlokas and a beautifully choreographed dance. The children displayed colourful rangoli designs cut-outs. A skit portraying the benevolence of the Goddess, was also performed by the students. Teachers and children dressed up in yellow attire symbolizing peace, prosperity and energy. The session reflected auspicious vibes and strong beliefs of positivity.

Co-Curricular
4
Feb
2022
4 Feb, 2022

Annual Day Celebration (Class 3)

Class 3 students celebrated their Annual Day virtually on the theme, ‘Three Cheers’. The young artistes worked with great dedication on the roles allotted to them. Motivational words and positive reinforcement from teachers boosted up their confidence and finally the students put up a spectacular performance which received lot of accolades from the leadership team and parent-community.

Co-Curricular
2
Feb
2022
2 Feb, 2022

Theatre presentation (UKG)

UKG students were a part of a unique activity called ‘Theatre Presentation’ based on the theme, ‘My country’. Children were asked to dress-up and do a role play of any of their favourite Indian personality. The event enabled the children to understand the world around them and to enhance their emotional intelligence, self-confidence and communication skills.

Academics
29
Jan
2022
29 Jan, 2022

Science Week Celebrations

The Middles section of the school celebrated ‘Science Week’ with various competitions being arranged for classes 6, 7 and 8. The details are as follows:

Class -6 Comic Strip competition (Digital or Hand-made)

Students of class 6 were asked to make a Comic Strip on the topic ‘States of Matter’ or ‘Physical and Chemical Changes’. Students presented their work beautifully, and came up with innovative ideas.

Class -7 Model making competition

Students of class 7 were given a free hand to choose a topic from their syllabus and prepare a working model, based on any scientific concept. They had to submit their models online, giving a short presentation of 2-3 minutes showing their model.

Class-8 Short film making competition

Students of class 8 were asked to make a short film of 2 to 3 minutes. Students could choose any topic from their syllabus and make a film based on any scientific concept.

Class-6

1st Position - Angel Patel - 6B

2nd Position - Rohini Maji - 6F

3rd Position - Adithya Rajendran - 6A

Class-7

1st Position - Ayantik Biswas - 7H

2nd Position - Dhairya Shah - 7C

3rd Position - Devanshi - 7F

Class-8

1st Position - Palash - 8B, Laksh - 8C

2nd Position - Vrunda - 8C, Vanshi Shah - 8F

3rd Position - Anushka Gupta - 8B, R.G.Darshini - 8A

Co-Curricular
28
Jan
2022
28 Jan, 2022

Annual Day (Class 4)

Annual Day was organized on an online mode on 22nd and 28th January for class 4 on the theme ‘Dreams Alive’.
On the occasion the students presented a skit along with various dances online. The story revolved around the adage that ‘Learning is nothing without wisdom’. Students enacted the various characters as Tenali Rama; Akbar, Birbal, Aladdin and other. Students were dressed according to their roles and delivered their dialogues confidently on screen. All the sections of class 4 participated in the gala event and performed their best. Cent percent participation from each section was ensured. The parents were invited to watch the programme online. The Principal, Vice-Principal and Head Mistress encouraged and praised the students for their outstanding performances.

Co-Curricular
28
Jan
2022
28 Jan, 2022

Story-telling with Pupets (LKG)

All the children were encouraged to prepare an English story and narrate the same with the help of puppets. Children narrated stories like – The Thirsty crow, Lion and the mouse, The Ginger-bread Man, Fox and the Crane and many more. It was amazing to see children handling the puppets with ease and narrating the stories confidently.

Academics
28
Jan
2022
28 Jan, 2022

STEAM activities (January)

‘Balloon Rocket’ activity was conducted for UKG students. The objective behind this activity was to make a balloon fly using air pressure. There were also interactions about different modes of air transport and space travel.
Children were introduced to the topic of ‘Night-sky.’ They were able to recognize the common constellations in the night sky and were able to identify drawn painting through Magic Painting.
Yet another activity, ‘Making School Bus’ too was conducted. The objective of an activity was to arrange the sticks and make yellow school bus from the same.
Another activity, named ‘Transportation’, the children were able to be able to identify different modes of transport. They also innovatively made different modes of transport using food items and paper.

Co-Curricular
26
Jan
2022
26 Jan, 2022

Republic Day Celebrations

KDARFS, Jamnagar celebrated the 73rd Republic Day with immense patriotic fervour and zeal on a virtual platform. The special class assemblies aimed at infusing the spirit of unity, brotherhood and patriotism among the students. The assembly began with the unfurling of the tricolour. The students infused the fragrance of patriotism by presenting a melodious rendition of a medley of patriotic songs and dances. The inspiring and motivating words of the Principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar added grace to the event.

Academics
25
Jan
2022
25 Jan, 2022

PD session for teachers on ‘Leadership Qualities and how Academic Leaders Emerge’

An innovative workshop was organised for KDARFS teachers on the topic, ‘Leadership Qualities and how academic leaders emerge’. The eminent resource person, Mr. Samudra Bagchi emphasised that emerging leaders should focus on cultivating communication skills to be effective The two-day workshop aimed to upgrade the participants’ communication skills of and shed their inhibitions. The emphasis was laid on attributes of good interpersonal skills, vital to collaborate and communicate with different types of people. Dr.Bagchi laid stress on having strong work ethics, professionalism, and power to inspire others and resolve conflicts, paves way for working as a team. This workshop will surely encourage the participant teachers to identify, build and improve their professional image, to enhance awareness towards one’s role in the organization, and also to overcome the barriers in communication.

Co-Curricular
22
Jan
2022
22 Jan, 2022

Wall-hanging making Competition

A wall hanging making competition was conducted for students of class 3. Students were instructed to prepare a wall hanging using any available useful material. The students participated enthusiastically and created beautiful art pieces. This competition was aimed to enhance the creativity of students.
Winners of the competition are listed below:
1st prize: Drashta V. Soni (Class 3J)
2nd prize: Prinsi Baria (Class 3 J)
3rd prize: Ritvik Santosh (Class 3 F)

Co-Curricular
22
Jan
2022
22 Jan, 2022

Flower-making Competition (Class 4)

Students of Class 4 participated enthusiastically in Flower Making Competition. The activity aimed to teach children to prevent wastage of things and reuse them in a creative manner. Students were asked to make flowers from any waste material like plastic bag, bottle, newspaper, wool, egg paper, colour paper or any other waste material.
Following are the winners:
1st prize: Vishva Kakadiya (Class 4E)
2nd prize: Amitojas Shekhawat (Class 4A)
3rd prize: Naitik Dadlani (Class 4 E)

Co-Curricular
22
Jan
2022
22 Jan, 2022

Advertisement Banner-making Competition

Students of Class 8 were a part of an innovative ‘Advertisement Banner Making Competition’. The competition aimed to enhance the children’s interest in digital art and their presentation skills. Participants had to design an attractive banner to promote their own products and then they had to present the same as entrepreneurs. It was indeed amazing to see the professionalism in the banners prepared by the students.
The winners are:
1st position: Team Feather Glamm (Hitarthi Pandya, Vanshi Shah)

2nd Position: Team Mruda (Yashvi Vachhrajani, Bhavya Gandhi)

3rd Position: Team The Young Creators(Naishadha Patel, Yatri Soni)

 

 

Academics
22
Jan
2022
22 Jan, 2022

P D Session for teachers on ‘Implementation of Curriculum Guidelines in Science & Mathematics’

The Faculty Enrichment Department organized a special workshop for EVS, Science and Mathematics teachers on the topic ‘Implementation of Curriculum Guidelines in Science and Mathematics’. The resource persons of the session were Dr Anju Naik & Dr Bhibhuti Biswal from RFSAC team, Mumbai. The workshop, spanning across two sessions, aimed to make the teachers aware of elements of Curriculum planning, designing and implementation. Dr.Anju Naik threw light on the link between learning outcomes, assessment & pedagogy and lucidly explained how assessments should be planned in order to achieve desired learning outcomes and to plan proper pedagogical strategies. Dr.Biswal emphasized that Scheme of Work is purely based on backward design and shared with the teachers a lot of resources that could be used in planning the lessons. He talked about the ‘twelve core science processes’ with examples and interacted with teachers to ensure better understanding of the concepts. The presenters gave the teachers space and scope for interaction. Ample time was given to the participants to complete the activities.

Academics
19
Jan
2022
19 Jan, 2022

Inter-section Chemistry Quiz

A ‘Chemistry Quiz’ was organized for students of Class 11. The quiz aimed at enhancing students’ knowledge on Chemistry concepts, terminology and the usage of Chemistry in day to day life. There were five teams each consisting of four students. The quiz, designed by chemistry department members was made up of very challenging rounds like ‘Chemistry Terminology’, ‘Chemistry Word- jumble’, ‘Chemical Phenomenon’, ‘Periodic Table’ and ‘Conceptual Round’. The teams representing sections ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘H’ were declared winners while Section ‘E’ emerged the runner-up.

Co-Curricular
15
Jan
2022
15 Jan, 2022

Book-mark making Competition (Class 1)

A Book Mark Making competition was conducted on 15th January for the students of class 1. This competition was conducted to develop among students an interest for reading and to showcase their creativity.
Following are the winners:
1st prize: Shlok Paghadar (Class 1 H)
2nd prize: Jivaan Visaveliya (Class 1 D)
3rd prize: Siddhi Solanki (Class 1 E)

Academics
15
Jan
2022
15 Jan, 2022

Handwriting Competition (Class 2)

Class 2 students were given an opportunity ti participate in Hand Writing and Calligraphy competition. Students were asked to copy a paragraph on ‘Introduction to Healthy Habits’ in neat and legible handwriting. Winners were selected from among the finalists who were shortlisted from each class.
Following are the winners:
1st prize: Mihita Prusty (Class 2 A)
2nd prize: Vrati Sherathiya (Class 2 F)
3rd prize: Aaradhya Vesaniya (Class 2 G)

Academics
10
Jan
2022
10 Jan, 2022

Hindi Story-writing Competition (Class 4)

Inter- section Hindi Story writing was conducted for students of Class 4.  The competition proved to be a great learning experience for the students and gave them an opportunity to give expression to their thoughts.

The winners of the competition are as follows:

 1St prize - Divyansh Shah( Class 4 H)

 2nd prize - Snusha Trivedi ( Class 4 C)   &  Aditya Kushwaha(Class 4 J)

3rd prize - Manasvi Dhokiya(Class 4 C)

Co-Curricular
23
Dec
2021
23 Dec, 2021

Christmas Assembly (Class 4)

The students of Class 4 had a wonderful online Christmas celebration. The celebration began with a prayer. The students then narrated the story about Jesus’ birth and performed the Angel dance. Christmas carols were sung and the assembly ended with the Santa coming on the screen.

Co-Curricular
22
Dec
2021
22 Dec, 2021

Grandparents’ Day Celebration (Classes 1 & 2)

To express their gratitude towards grandparents, students of classes 1 and 2 celebrated Grandparents Day virtually. The celebration was to remind the children of the selfless love of grandparents. All students gave their best through skits and dances. The audience which consisted of parents and grandparents, were awed by the display the youngsters put up.

Academics
18
Dec
2021
18 Dec, 2021

Mathematics Quiz (Class 5)

Mathematics quiz- ‘Mathematica 2021’ for Class 5 students was aimed to encourage the students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and application of the learnt concepts. There were 4 rounds in the quiz: Testing time, Picture-perfect, First-hand quest and Fast & Furious. The enthusiastic participation of the four teams was the highlight of the show.

1st Position: Team Subtraction Squad

Vatsal Vaibhav & Moksh Manavar

2nd Position: Team Division Dominants

Utsav Makwana & Nirali Chaudhuri

3rd Position: Team Addition Antiques

Abhiram Panicker & Hetansh Parmar

Co-Curricular
14
Dec
2021
14 Dec, 2021

National Energy Conservation Day Celebration

To celebrate ‘National Energy Conservation Day’, the school had conducted Pictograph competition for students of class 7th. The objective of this competition is to promote the idea of energy conservation among the young minds. This competition not only made the students aware about the need of conserving energy but also sensitized and involve their parents in the above cause. 25 students across all the sections of Class 7 participated in the competition. Divyanshi Sharma of 7 C bagged the First position while Aditya Nair of 7 A stood Second and Surbhi Jaiswal of 7 E and Dhairya Shah of 7 C were placed a joint Third.

Co-Curricular
8
Dec
2021
8 Dec, 2021

Vigyapan Pratiyogita

This competition was organized for students of Class3 to improve their presentation skills. The competition served to ignite the fire of imagination and creativity among students.


List of Winners

1st Position: Parisa Ranjit 3 E
2nd Position: Vaani Mall 3 J
3rd Position: Aradhya Gupta 3 B

Academics
6
Dec
2021
6 Dec, 2021

Mathematics Quiz (Class 6)

Academics
4
Dec
2021
4 Dec, 2021

Story-telling Competition (Hindi)

Hindi Story telling competition was conducted for students of Class 2. The presentation was really commendable and impressive.

 

List of Winners:

1st position:  Venus Pathak - 2 E

2nd position:  Ritvaan Mehta - 2 G

3rd position:  Shreyan Hazara - 2 C

Academics
1
Dec
2021
1 Dec, 2021

Handwriting Competition

Students of Class 1 actively participated in the Handwriting competition. The competition was intended to nurture the writing skills of the students.

 List of Winners:

1st - Sayank Suravi Nayak (1A)

2nd -Praneet Naik (1D)

3rd - Prashitha Jaiswal (1B)

3rd - Jahal Patel (1H)

Co-Curricular
30
Nov
2021
30 Nov, 2021

Diwali Assembly

A special assembly was conducted by Primary and Pre-primary students on the occasion of Diwali. The assembly was conducted on MS Teams, and it saw the active participation of students from all sections. The assembly consisted of skit, shlokas, live shadow puppet show and dance performances and fashion show. The students also took a pledge to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali and few children prepared posters to convey the same message.

Academics
30
Nov
2021
30 Nov, 2021

English Debate Competition (Class 5)

With an aim to hone the students’ public speaking skills, Intersection English Debate Competition was organized for students of Class 5. Each section was represented by two students one spoking in favour and the other speaking against.


The winners of the competition were:

1) ‘Best Speaker in Favour’ – Shriyansh Panda from 5E
2) ‘Best Speaker against’ – Abhipsa from 5F
3) Winners: 5 E represented by Shriyansh Panda and Tathya Shah
4) First runner-up: 5G represented by Aadharshana and Vatsal
5) Second runner-up: 5F- Aahana and Abhipsa

Co-Curricular
29
Nov
2021
29 Nov, 2021

JAM session

Tiny tots of UKG enjoyed a session of ‘Just-a -Minute (Games)’ event. The children enjoyed the games like ‘Stack-it-up’, Paper toss, Cookie face, Glass and plate pyramid etc. Children enjoyed competing with one another and tried their best to complete the given task with-in a minute.

Academics
29
Nov
2021
29 Nov, 2021

Book Review Competition (Class 4)

Book review competition was organized for students of Class 4 students so as to develop reading habits and improve critical thinking skills. The participant students as well as the audience gained a lot of insights about different authors, their books and style of writing.

List of Winners:
1st position: Jeel H Patel (Class 4D )
2nd Position :Somdyuti Mukherjee (Class 4B)
3rd Position : Leonardo Benn (Class 4G )

Academics
22
Nov
2021
22 Nov, 2021

STEAM Activities (November) & Celebration of National STEAM Day

STEAM activities are conducted on a regular basis in the Pre-primary wing. Children enjoyed the activities and the teachers too ensured maximum participation. Children learnt collaborative work, exploratory skills, social skills, and language skills by interacting with their peers, teachers, and parents during these activities. Via these activities, children experienced the basics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

Co-Curricular
12
Oct
2021
12 Oct, 2021

Special Assembly (Navratri)

Students from the Pre-primary section and those from classes 3, 4 and 5 celebrated Navratri Assembly with great enthusiasm. The assembly was dotted with a bouquet of performances from children inclusive of devotional songs, dances and skits. The assembly ended with the children performing Garba dance.

Co-Curricular
2
Oct
2021
2 Oct, 2021

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration (Swacchata Pakhwada)

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has become a ‘Jan Andolan’ receiving tremendous support from the people. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, various activities were conducted by the school. Following are the details:
Classes 1 and 2: Poem recitation on the theme, ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ was conducted and they were shown a video on keeping their surroundings clean.
Class 3 students took an oath along with their teachers to ensure cleanliness in their homes and school.
An inter-class collage making activity was held for Class 4 students wherein students made beautiful collage work using waste scraps, wrappers, origami papers etc.
Students from classes 5 to 8 were engaged in making ‘Best from Waste Plastic’ activity. Students prepared various useful decorative materials from used plastic. They also made a few Science models from waste. The theme of the fortnightly class newsletters of these classes were also based on cleanliness drive.
It was heartening to see the students of Classes 9 and 10 busy in cleaning their homes.

Academics
30
Sep
2021
30 Sep, 2021

STEAM activities (September)

Different activities based on the theme of ‘Animals’ were planned under STEAM at Home for the tiny tots of the pre-primary. They were completely engrossed in the activities and learnt with fun and experimentation. The activities required materials easily available at home. The activities included ‘Build a farm’, ‘Making animals with tangrams’, ‘Bridge-making’, ‘Making bird nest’, ‘Making animal homes’ and ‘Making skin patterns of different animals’.

Academics
29
Sep
2021
29 Sep, 2021

Commerce Day Celebration

A virtual Commerce Day exhibition was conducted by the students of Commerce stream on MS Teams. The students of classes 9th and 10th also participated in the exhibition. The exhibition aimed to familiarize the students of classes 9th and 10th about various commercial aspects like entrepreneurship, E- commerce, banking & share market. The exhibition was an amalgamation of animated videos, ppt, quiz, success stories of various startups like Ola and Oyo rooms amongst others. Different functions of banking like FD, Current account, Loan procurement was also explained. Overall, the exhibition was quite innovative and engaging.

Co-Curricular
24
Sep
2021
24 Sep, 2021

‘Ride to Space’

‘Ride to Space’ was an enjoyable event conducted for the pre-primary kids with an objective to motivate them to learn about space exploration. The children enthusiastically participated in the event. They shared their knowledge about the space while playing the roles of sun, moon, stars, planets, astronauts etc. A story-telling session on the same theme was also organized.

Co-Curricular
30
Aug
2021
30 Aug, 2021

Janmashtami Celebrations

Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated enthusiastically by the pre-primary section on a virtual mode. The students, dressed as Radha and Krishna, performed aarti and were shown a video on Lord Krishna’s life story.

Academics
21
Aug
2021
21 Aug, 2021

Epiphany, The Literary Fest

The school recently hosted third edition of ‘Epiphany, The literary Fest’, an inter-school literary event with great ebullience. The event, ideated by Principal, Ms.Anvita Kackar provided a competitive platform to motivate students to experience the profundity and the richness of English and Hindi languages. Going bilingual for the first time ever, the event witnessed the participation of many prestigious schools across Gujarat. Lt.Col. A Shekhar, a veteran of the Indian Army, a passionate educator and a speaker par excellence was the Chief Guest during the inaugural ceremony. In his speech, he applauded the school’s endeavour in encouraging young minds to unleash their true potential.
The fest had plethora of oratory events such as ‘Verse’ -the English Poem recitation contest for students of Class 6, a Monologue competition aptly named ‘Expression’ for Class 7 students, ‘Eloquence’, the Declamation event for Class 8, and Verbal Duel, the Debate competition for Classes 11 and 12 while among the competitions in Hindi, the competitions were ‘Kathakathan- Story telling competition for Classes 3 and 4, Doha Gayan for Classes 5 and 6 and ‘Bhashan’, the speech competition for Classes 9 and 10.The event concluded with the valedictory ceremony wherein the results were declared. Though KDARFS was the undisputed winner in most of the events, the school being the host, the winner’s mantle fell on Navrachna School, Sama Branch, Vadodara.

 

Co-Curricular
19
Aug
2021
19 Aug, 2021

Rakhee-Making Activity

The children enjoyed being a part of the Rakhi-making activity. Using colourful and textured papers, ribbons, sequins, bindis etc. the children made stunning and fascinating Rakhis. Apart from inculcating cultural values, this activity went a long way in enhancing the development of fine motor skill, aesthetic skill, imaginative skill and socio-emotional skill among the tiny tots.

Co-Curricular
15
Aug
2021
15 Aug, 2021

Independence Day Celebration

India’s 75th Independence Day, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was celebrated with patriotic fervour by all classes on a virtual mode. Principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar hoisted the National Flag in the presence of the leadership team of the school. Special assemblies were conducted virtually to commemorate the glorious day. The assemblies were conducted by students and it included quizzes, speeches, patriotic songs and dances based on patriotic themes. Earlier, a huge number of students and teachers took part in the ‘Rashtragaan Abhiyaan’ initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The day was also marked by Solo Dance competition for Classes 6 to 12.

Co-Curricular
15
Aug
2021
15 Aug, 2021

Solo Dance Competition

To commemorate the country’s 75th Independence Day, a virtual Solo Dance competition was organized for students from Grade 6 to Grade 12. Keeping in tune with the patriotic spirit, the theme for the event was ‘National Integration’. Dressed in lovely costumes and adorned with props, the participants put up one scintillating performance after the other. The names of the winners are as follows:
Category: A - Classes 6 to 8
No of participants: 8
Winners: 1st position – Parneet Kaur - 6C
2nd position – Arya B. Shah - 7B
2nd position - Saanji Khatri - 7D
3rd position – Shree Mehta - 6F
Category: B - Classes 9 to 12
Winners: 1st position – Nistha Saha - 9D
2nd position – Disha Donga - 11G
3rd position – Jihan Saket Lad - 9B

Co-Curricular
14
Aug
2021
14 Aug, 2021

Action Dance Competition

Action Dance competition was organized for students of Class 5 on the eve of the Independence Day. The theme of the event was ‘Patriotism’. The dancers were in apt costumes and the splendidly choreographed dances enthralled the audience.

The Winners of the competition are as follows:
1st position – Aadharshna (5G)
2nd position – Aahana Shrivastava (5E)
2nd position – Abhipsa Mitra (5F)
3rd position – Siddhi Ravalia (5H)

Co-Curricular
14
Aug
2021
14 Aug, 2021

Costume Mania

‘Costume-Mania’ a fancy-dress competition was conducted for Class 1 students. The theme of the competition was ‘Food and Nutrition’. Students of each section presented themselves as traditional food items and spoke about the nutritional values of the food item they depicted.

Winners List:
1st Prize - Kriday Sharma - 1H
2nd Prize - Pal Sakariya - 1H,  Viva A Tarpara - 1J
3rd Prize Haksh Mehta - 1D, Hitanshi Patel - 1G,  Jaihrit Vyas - 1C

Academics
12
Aug
2021
12 Aug, 2021

Manodarpan Webinar

Priyanshi Dave of Class 12 and Aadya Pandita of Class 11, the nominated Peer leaders of the school participated in an exclusive live webinar hosted by team Expression India for ‘Manodarpan’, an Initiative of Ministry of Education for Psychosocial Support and Mental Well Being of Students. The objective of the event was to promote a module for “The Adolescent Leadership Program in Life Skills, Mental Health & Well Being. The event, moderated by Dr.Jitendra Nagpal, Senior Psychiatrist, witnessed the presence of Mr.Manoj Ahuja, Chairman CBSE as the Chief Guest and Dr.Joseph Emmanuel, Director, CBSE as the Guest of Honour. The webinar registered the participation of Principals, Counsellors and Peer leaders from 20 schools across the country.
Both the peer leaders from the school worked along with peer leaders from Billabong School, Noida to discuss Resilience Building- for coping and capacity building among youth. The other themes discussed were Growing up Healthy, Importance of nutrition & hygiene, Family Bonding & Caring Communication – Emerging Paradigm, Healthy Expression of Emotion, Dealing with Anger, Loss & Sadness, Developing Healthy Interpersonal Relationships, Empowering Self for Digital World & Prevention of Allied High-risk Behaviours and Making Effective Career Choices & Integrating the Key 21st Century Skills. Principal Ms.Anvita Kackar too talked about implementing the discussed ideas at the school level.

 

Academics
7
Aug
2021
7 Aug, 2021

Inter-house Canva Designing competition

An Inter-House Canva competition was held for the students of classes 9 &10 to develop students’ verbal skills, boost their confidence, develop the quality of self-expression and skills to use platform like CANVA and how to present ideas creatively. The results are as follows:

1) 1st position: Team Gigabytes
2) 2nd position: Team Kilobytes
3) 3rd position: Team Megabytes

Academics
5
Aug
2021
5 Aug, 2021

Inter-section Hindi Elocution competition

Inter-section Hindi Elocution competition was organized for students of class 9. The competition was conducted virtually and the theme of the competition was, ‘Van Mahotsav’.
Devananda of 9th F secured the 2nd runner up position while Kshiti Sanjay Bhatt was the first Runner-up. Hiya Shah of class 9B secured the winner’s position along with the Best Speaker’s award.

Academics
3
Aug
2021
3 Aug, 2021

P D Session for Teachers: Home Ergonomics

With the entire school on a full fledged virtual mode, it has become necessary that the teachers fully comprehend the concept of Home Ergonomics to make ‘Work from Home’ a safe and comfortable experience. A special session on ‘Home Ergonomics’ was conducted for all teachers of the school. The session was was facilitated by DAOH doctors, namely, Dr. Bhavesh Khodadiya, Dr. Rahul Kotecha and Dr. Amit Raiyani.

Academics
2
Aug
2021
2 Aug, 2021

Show and Tell competition

With the aim of developing effective communication skills, descriptive skills, ‘Show & Tell’ competition was conducted for Class 2 students. Students from all the sections were asked to talk about any object of their choice. Not only did the students speak well but even managed to include social messages in their descriptions. Pankti Bhadja ( Class 2 A), Dwaipayan Sarma (Class 2 H) and Dhruvika Alva (Class 2 G) were the winners of the competition.

Academics
31
Jul
2021
31 Jul, 2021

P D Session for Teachers: Managing Burnout

A special session on ‘Managing Burnout’ was organized for the teachers to help them handle work-related stress and burnouts and cope with the same efficiently. The session was facilitated by school counsellors, Ms. Bhakti Khera and Ms. Geoceline George. The resource persons explained to the avid audience how to identify signs of burnout and provided tips to overcome stress and burnouts.

Academics
30
Jul
2021
30 Jul, 2021

Inter-section Declamation Contest

An inter-section online declamation competition was held for the students of class 8. The students were asked to present speeches, delivered by famous personalities like Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Martin Luthar King, Steve Jobs, Sachin Tendulkar, Chetan Bhagat, Priyanka Chopra. They were judged on the parameters like introduction, verbal clarity, content and presentation. Vaishnavi Trivedi of 8G stood third, Soham Mulay of 8B bagged the second position and Dhariya Dalsaniya of 8H secured the first position in the final round.

Co-Curricular
25
Jul
2021
25 Jul, 2021

Fancy Dress on the theme, “Save Water’

Fancy dress session in all UKG classes on the theme, ‘Save Water’ was both fun and an opportunity to learn about water and how to save it. Children were innovative in their dresses - with water drops tiara and crown and puffy gowns and ‘Save Water’ posters and messages. tucked with it. They charmed the audience with their unique styles.

Co-Curricular
24
Jul
2021
24 Jul, 2021

Self-balancing competition

Balance poses are helpful for relieving stress, reducing tension and fatigue. These asanas also help to improve focus, concentration and memory. To inculcate the importance of Yoga in life, Self-balancing competition was organised for students of Class 3. Following is the list of winners:

Boys:
1st position – Meet Chanchadia (3A)
2nd position – Saket Gupta (3F)
3rd position – Sujnan Shastry (3H)

Girls:
1st position – Dakshee Rawat (3D)
2nd position – Dhayana Parmar (3C)
3rd position – Riva Gondaliya (3F)

Academics
23
Jul
2021
23 Jul, 2021

Speech and Drama activity (Pre Primary)

In order to spark creative and speaking skills in children, a ‘Speech and Drama’ activity on the topic, ‘If I were a cloud’ was conducted for LKG children. Children showed up in imaginative attires and were highly excited to talk about their unique cloud shapes.

Academics
23
Jul
2021
23 Jul, 2021

Ocean Yoga

Children of UKG had a whale of time practising ‘Ocean Yoga’ which included different poses resembling marine creatures like jelly fish, dolphin, shark, sea horse and crab. While having fun, it was also a learning experience for them as they were also taught a few fun facts about the creatures and little deeds they could adopt in their daily lives to save the oceans.

Co-Curricular
20
Jul
2021
20 Jul, 2021

Art-integration with Social Science and Hindi

The projects, titled ‘Diversity of India’and ‘Kathputli’ encouraged the students of Classes 6 and 7 to think creatively and express themselves artistically. The music department composed song on diversity and music students sang melodious song “Ye Dharti Hindustan Ki”. Dance students performed beautifully on ‘My India’ song. Art and craft students created different kinds of puppets, Power-point presentations and short videos to convey social messages and showcase India’s cultural diversity.

Academics
20
Jul
2021
20 Jul, 2021

STEAM activity in Pre-primary (Knowing Water)

STEAM activity for this month revolved around the theme ‘Knowing Water.’ Through various interesting activities, the tiny tots were directed towards learning about the substances that dissolves in water, things that absorb water, and the concepts of ‘dry’ and ‘wet’. They also learnt how clouds retain water.

Co-Curricular
17
Jul
2021
17 Jul, 2021

Rope-skipping Competition

Rope skipping is one of the best exercises for students during the pandemic period. To motivate students be physically fit, Rope skipping competition was organized for students of Class 5. Results are as follows:


Boys.
1. Satvik Raj Singh- 5A
2. Samarth Mahale - 5G
3. Param - 5B
Girls.
1. Vanshi Patel - 5B
2. Grisha - 5D
3. Jeelkumari - 5A

Co-Curricular
12
Jul
2021
12 Jul, 2021

Session on Child Development and Parenting

The school recently organized a special session to make parents aware early childhood behavioral issues of children and to educate them about evolution of education. The session was a facilated by the renowned psychiatrist Dr.Jitendra Nagpal. Dr.Nagpal began the session by talking about solidarity of children’s emotions.The facilitator explained in a facile and lucid language about the importance and challenges of early childhood. Emphasizing the role of the school, he said that schools provide direction to interpersonal and intrapersonal development of children. According to him, schools play a major role in physical, social & emotional growth of children. The enriching session was well attended by parents and teachers.

Co-Curricular
10
Jul
2021
10 Jul, 2021

Van Mahotsav celebration

A special assembly was conducted to celebrate Van Mahotsav. Students of class 4 pledged to save trees and showcased the importance of trees through a Powerpoint presentation, advertisements and Nukkad Natak. The event helped to bring awareness about the green cover around us. The focus of these celebrations was on forming a personal connect between the students and trees through a process of experience, reflection and creation.

Academics
10
Jul
2021
10 Jul, 2021

Inter-house English Debate Competition

With the view to hone public speaking skills of the students and to focus on their articulation of thoughts and opinions, an inter house debate competition was conducted for the classes 9 to 12.
The freedom of thinking and voicing out their perspectives were reflected in the students of KDARFS as they spoke masterfully on the topics ‘All organisation should be banned from sharing their data to the users’ (for classes 11 and 12) and ‘Peer pressure is the pressure you put on yourself to fit in’ (for classes 9 and 10). The speakers were evaluated on various parameters such as viability, presentation skills, confidence, content, diction, timing and question answer round. The speakers ably convinced the audience of their beliefs and views on the motion.
Soham Vadera and Nihari Pandya (from Classes 11 and 12) and Kshiti Bhatt, Udita Das and Gopika Pillai (from Classes 9 and 10) were adjudged the Best Speakers of the competition. In the junior category, Hawk House was declared the winners while Falcon House was the runner-up while in the Senior category, Falcon House came bagged the first position and Kite House was the runner-up.

Co-Curricular
7
Jul
2021
7 Jul, 2021

Mask-making Competition

A mask-making competition was conducted for the students of class 2. This competition was conducted to nurture the imagination of the students and help them to develop and strengthen their motor skills. Children came up with amazing artwork in mask-making. A variety of paper and plastic plate masks, head bands, eye masks etc. were made by the children.
Following students were declared the winners:
Soujanya Sahoo - First position (Class 2 J)
Aarav Ajmeri -Second position (Class 2 G)
Aashwi Changana Third position (Class 2 E

Co-Curricular
7
Jul
2021
7 Jul, 2021

Hindi Samvaad Kaushal Pratiyogita

Hindi Samvaad Kaushal Pratiyogita was organized by Hindi Department for the students of class 6 on the theme ‘Van Mahotsava’. In all 16 participants competed with each other. Dwiti Gohil and Shree Nisarg Mehta won the first prize. Sivarangapriya Sastri and Parent Kaur bagged the second position. Shrishti Pihu and Yashika Mishra secured the third position.

Academics
5
Jul
2021
5 Jul, 2021

KDARFS - MUN

An interschool MUN was organized on 3rd and 4th July 2021, in order to provide a springboard for each and every student to imbibe life skills such as collaboration, public speaking, leadership skills, creativity and problem solving. 189 children from six schools participated in the MUN. The participant schools were Podar International School, Jamnagar, Nand Vidya Niketan, Jamnagar, St. Anselm’s Pink City Sr. Sec. School Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, The Galaxy School, Rajkot, T.N. Rao School for Girls, Rajkot and KDARFS, Jamnagar.
Six committees, namely UNSC, UNESCO, WHO, ECOSOC, UNEP and LOK SABHA discussed topics like mobilizing the Financial Resources, waste management, accessibility to health Care, restoring normalcy post-COVID-19, expanding access to education and peaceful resolution of the Israel Palestine Conflict. The school’s alumni were involved in every step of the event as Charge d’ affairs, Chairs, Vice chairs and Asst. Vice-chairs.

KDARFS MUN Results

WHO
Verbal Mention - USA - Anika Niranjan - KDARFS
Special Mention - Fiji - Jeel Vagasiya - KDARFS
High Recommendation - Burkinafaso - Ansh Seth - TGS-Wadi
Best Delegate - Suriname - Aadya Pandita - KDARFS

UNSC
Verbal Mention - Hiya Viral Shah - KDARFS
Verbal Mention - Monami khan - KDARFS
Special Mention - Ehaan Yashan Ali - KDARFS
High Recommendatio - Mannat Chaudhary - TGS-Wadi
Best Delegate - Eshita Jain - ST. ANSELM'S PINK CITY SCHOOL MALVIYA NAGAR, JAIPUR

UNEP
Verbal Mention - Harsh Dudhatra - KDARFS
Verbal Mention - Shiv Dave - NAND VIDYA NIKETAN
Special Mention - Gopika Pillai - KDARFS
High Recommendation - Anushka Gupta - KDARFS
Best Delegate - Sumedha Sharma - ST. ANSELM'S PINK CITY SCHOOL MALVIYA NAGAR, JAIPUR

LOK SABHA
Verbal Mention - Mann Gorasiya - KDARFS
Special Mention - Dev Shailesh - KDARFS
High Recommendation - Aditya Pradhan - ST. ANSELM'S PINK CITY SCHOOL MALVIYA NAGAR, JAIPUR
Best Delegate - Khushi - KDARFS

UNESCO
Verbal Mention - Deepthi Vadari - KDARFS
Verbal Mention - Soham Muley - KDARFS
Special Mention - Nishka - KDARFS
High Recommendation - Sargam Bhalla - ST. ANSELM'S PINK CITY SCHOOL MALVIYA NAGAR, JAIPUR
Best Delegate - N Divya - KDARFS

ECOSOC
Verbal Mention - Anushka Das - KDARFS
Verbal Mention - Mahi Gohil - NAND VIDYA NIKETAN
Special Mention - Darsh Sarathia - KDARFS
High Recommendation - Ishika Motwani - ST. ANSELM'S PINK CITY SCHOOL MALVIYA NAGAR, JAIPUR
Best Delegate - Maitrey Purohit - KDARFS

Academics
3
Jul
2021
3 Jul, 2021

Hindi Quote-writing Competition

Co-Curricular
2
Jul
2021
2 Jul, 2021

Hindi Vigyapan Pratiyogita

Hindi Vigyapan Pratiyogita was organized by Hindi Department for the students of class 7. The students presented advertisements on the theme of ‘Van Mahotsava’ very creatively. Aarna Khare of 7H bagged first prize, Dhairya Rinav of 7C secured second position and Riya Zalawadia of 7G stood third.

Co-Curricular
1
Jul
2021
1 Jul, 2021

Hindi Ekal Abhinay Pratiyogita

Hindi Ekal Abhinay Pratiyogita was organized by Hindi Department for the students of class 8. The students enacted different roles confidently. Ruhika Tiwari of 8H bagged the first position, Stuti Dhamsaniya of 8D secured the second position while Soham Mulay of 8B was paced the third.

Co-Curricular
30
Jun
2021
30 Jun, 2021

STEAM activities for the month of June

Young children want to learn basic knowledge and gain understanding of how the world works. Preschool children have a natural disposition toward science with their sense of creativity, curiosity, and persistence and STEAM activities provide pre-schoolers with a natural environment for collaboration and communication. The pre-primary wing undertook various activities to provide the children with opportunities to explore, create, and innovate. The activities included ‘Building Bridges’, ‘Draw my Family’, ‘Making Doctor’s tool with clay’, ‘Making hats of community helpers’, Balancing clay balls’ and ‘Making harmonica’.

Academics
30
Jun
2021
30 Jun, 2021

ICPE Webinars

The Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE) organized a series of webinars for students of classes 6 to 12 on the topic, “Plastic-A new generation material.” The webinar was organized by ICPE in collaboration with KDARFS under the guidance of Principal, Ms. Anvita Kacker. The webinar threw light on plastic-related topics like History of plastics, World of Plastics, Use of plastic in agriculture, household items, food security and automobiles, Salient features of plastics, Plastic vs. alternatives of plastic and Sustainable Plastic use and management. The facilitators included Mr. Kannan V. and Mr. Swapan Ray from the Sustainability Team at Reliance Industries.

Co-Curricular
28
Jun
2021
28 Jun, 2021

Intersection Online Monologue Competition

Online Inter-section Monologue Competition was organized by the Middle School English Department for Class 7 students. The students were asked to prepare a monologue of 2 minutes duration. The participants were judged on the basis of memorization and fluency, communication, emotion and confidence. Each contestant wholeheartedly contributed to make the competition tough to be judged. The praiseworthy performances covered a variety of popular characters like evil queen of Snow White to Rocky Balboa to Canterville Ghost to Thumbelina. Aarna Khare of 7H stood first, Nishka Mehta of 7C bagged the second position and Vaishnavi Mahale of 7G secured the third position.

Co-Curricular
25
Jun
2021
25 Jun, 2021

Gratitude to Corona Warriors

Thanking the people around us is one way of cultivating the quality of gratitude in children. The little ones of UKG expressed their gratitude towards ‘Corona warriors’ by preparing beautiful cards for them and by speaking about the help rendered by them.

Co-Curricular
25
Jun
2021
25 Jun, 2021

Family Friday

A parent is their child’s first teacher. Parental involvement is a crucial factor in the early years of the child development. With the objective of enhancing the children’s bonds with their parents, ‘Family Friday’ was planned for the children of Nursery. The range of activities included Palm Printing with dad, Lemon and spoon race with mothers, making family frames and talking about family members. These activities gave an opportunity to the parents to relive their own childhood.

Co-Curricular
25
Jun
2021
25 Jun, 2021

Role – play as Community helpers

The Theme of the month of June for UKG classes was “Community Helpers”. To culminate and showcase their learning, the students of UKG classes enacted their favourite community helpers. They dressed up, and spoke about their work, workplace and the tools they used. It was a great learning experience and they had fun doing the role play.

Co-Curricular
21
Jun
2021
21 Jun, 2021

International Yoga Day celebrations

Special assemblies were conducted by all classes to celebrate the International Yoga Day. Children spoke on the importance of yoga in daily life. The special assemblies focused on the idea that Yoga helps people lead a better life with elevated physical, mental and spiritual health. PE teachers demonstrated various asanas which can be practised daily by everyone. Students also demonstrated various asanas. They were made to realize that by making yoga a part of everyday life, one can achieve immunity from various diseases. Special Yoga sessions were facilitated by Yoga trainer Dr. Radha Mohan for students as well as teachers. The students as well as students participated. She demonstrated a range of asanas elaborating the importance of each one of them.

Co-Curricular
18
Jun
2021
18 Jun, 2021

Mango Day

Summer season has its own charms and one of the high points of the season is the availability of the ‘King of fruits- Mango’. “Mango day” was celebrated with the little angels of Nursery to provide sensorial experiences with a bunch of activities like conversation around mangoes, washing/cutting, peeling and eating mangoes and reciting rhymes about the fruit. The session ended with the teachers clicking photographs of the little ones, their mouths filled with mango pieces and the pulp.

Co-Curricular
10
Jun
2021
10 Jun, 2021

Session on Joy of making

Dr.Sanjay Pandya from M.D. Mehta Science centre, Dhrol conducted a workshop for the primary teachers wherein he demonstrated hands-on activities to make the learning process more joyful. He used readily available materials like, paper, straw, plastic glass, rubber band, orange peel, coconut, injection, bottle, magnet etc to perform the activities.
Those activities are helpful to develop mortar skill, build curiosity and concentration in primary students.

Co-Curricular
5
Jun
2021
5 Jun, 2021

World Environment Day celebration

To drive home the point of restoration of our eco-system, special webinars were conducted for students of Primary and Middle School. The Topic for class 4 webinar was “Know the Greens”, conducted by Ms. Meenakshi Deb and that of classes 5, 6 and 7 was “Our feathered Friends”, conducted by Mr. Deep Raval who is associated with various NGOs and Zoos. The sessions were very interactive and informative. Class 8 students were a part of an enriching session ‘Exploring the Fauna in Reliance Township. The session was conducted by Mr.Hardik Hirapara. A lot of learning was generated and students as well as teachers were thoroughly enlightened and delighted to be a part of these sessions. Students of class 6 were involved in a Best out of Waste activity. Students used the waste material available in their homes and repurposed it into decorative items and useful articles like desk organizers.

Co-Curricular
25
Apr
2021
25 Apr, 2021

Speech and Drama Activity

Experiencing language arts like speech and drama caters to the needs of effective learning and better communication. Speech and drama were introduced through a variety of activities in Pre-primary classes. Students across the sections were involved in a range of speaking and performing exercises with art integration, puppet talk, read aloud stories. Many stories were enacted by teachers. Children were involved in fun filled activities focussing on confident and clear communication.

Academics
24
Apr
2021
24 Apr, 2021

Poem Recitation Competition

With an objective of developing students’ verbal skills, boosting their confidence, developing self-expression and memorization skills, an inter-class online poem recitation was held for the students of class 6.
The students were asked to recite the poems on the themes like friendship, family and animals. They were judged on the parameters like memorization, fluency, pronunciation, voice modulation and confidence. The preliminary round of poem recitation was conducted between 08 April 2021 and 14 April 2021 where all the students of class 6 participated. One student from every section was selected for the final round which was held on 24 April 2021. Rohini Maji of 6F stood first, Yashika Mishra of 6G bagged the second position and Hitarth Mehta of 6E secured the third position in the final round.

Co-Curricular
22
Apr
2021
22 Apr, 2021

Earth Day Celebration

The students of Pre-Primary and Primary sections celebrated Earth Day with a medley of educational and fun activities. Special assemblies were organized on the occasion. Children made posters showing on the theme ‘Save our Earth’. ‘Earth puppets’ were made as a part of Craft activity. Children expressed their thoughts related to earth in the class. Students were guided to make a tree-shaped collage with natural materials. Students of Class 3 presented a small skit wherein they depicted the different ways save Mother Nature. The theme of the day was also reflected in a splendidly choreographed dance which depicted a happy Earth. The enthusiastic participation of the children contributed to the success of the programme.

Academics
18
Apr
2021
18 Apr, 2021

World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day was celebrated across various sections of the school with great zeal and enthusiasm. Unique, information-rich assemblies were organized by various classes to mark the occasion. Skits, quizzes, informative talks and occasion-worthy stories added the necessary flavour and meaning to this year’s theme of ‘Complex Pasts and Diverse Futures. Padlets were used creatively to pique the interest of students and lead them to gain more knowledge about ancient monuments and historical practices. The students were taken on virtual tours of heritage sites to make them aware of ancient civilizations. The Social Science Department of the school left no stone unturned to make the event delightfully enriching.

Co-Curricular
17
Apr
2021
17 Apr, 2021

Thumb-printing Competition

Thumb Printing competition was smoothly conducted for students of Classes 1 and 2. Even though the competition was conducted on virtual platform, but students did their best and gave wings to their imagination resulting in gems of creativity. Little minds worked whole heartedly with great dedication on the theme ‘Nature’.

List of Winners

Class 1
1st Position - Swara Patel Class 1-I
2nd Position - Thiruvantrika Ramesh Class 1-I
3rd Position - Aarav Nair, Class 1-B

Class 2
1st Position - Hetraj P, Desai, Class 2-I
2nd Position - Swar Malasana, Class 2-E
3rd Position – Radhika Jiya, Class 2-J
4th Position – Twisha Patel, Class 2-I

Co-Curricular
16
Apr
2021
16 Apr, 2021

Enact like family members

Children, during their early years, love to mimic adults, and in this process, they learn about life. To trigger the pre-schoolers’ imagination and concave the ideas of life lessons, the Pre-Primary wing organized a special event ‘Enact like family member’. Children presented themselves in unique styles and attires akin to their parents, grandparents and uncles and aunts. Children mostly imitated their parents taking care of children, ways of disciplining and the way their grandparents narrated stories.

Co-Curricular
16
Feb
2021
16 Feb, 2021

Basant Panchami Assembly

The assembly started with the explanation of the meaning & importance of the Basant Panchami. A dance on prayer song “Veena Vadini Varde…”was beautifully presented by Somdyuti. A short skit on Goddess Saraswati was also presented. ‘Saraswati Vandana’ was performed by Anvesha. The assembly concluded with the Principal Ms. Anvita Kackar appreciating the programme put up by the students.

Academics
6
Feb
2021
6 Feb, 2021

Intersection English Debate Competition (Class 4)

Intersection English Debate Competition was organized for students of Class 4. From each section two students were selected, one spoke in favour of the motion and another presented the views against the motion within the time limit of 3 minutes. given to each student was 3 minutes. The result of the competition is as follows:

1st - Shipra Singh - class 4B

2nd - Sreenath N - class 4E and Hetansh Parmar - class 4I

3rd - Darshita Kulkarni - class 4B and Vivaan Subin – class 4D

Academics
30
Jan
2021
30 Jan, 2021

Inter-section Hindi Extempore Competition (Class 5)

With an aim to enhance Hindi communication skills in students, an Inter-section Hindi Extempore Competition was held for students of Class 5. Two students of each section were selected and assigned different topics before the competition. With just three minutes given for preparation, the participants confidently presented their views. The result is as follows:
1st Position – Rohini Maji
2nd Position – Hitarth Mehta and Mishti Shah
3rd Position – Kharv Sha

Co-Curricular
29
Jan
2021
29 Jan, 2021

‘Travel with me’ Activity

In accordance with the monthly theme of ‘Transport’, an interesting activity named ‘Travel with me’ was conducted for the pre-schoolers. They enthusiastically participated in the roleplay of different modes of transport, Traffic police-man, Air traffic controllers etc. This event undoubtedly inculcated in the children the values like respect for all the professions and care for others. The event was a perfect specimen of learning through fun which reinforced the socio-emotional skills, communication skills, language skill, motor skill and creativity in the children.

Co-Curricular
26
Jan
2021
26 Jan, 2021

Republic Day Celebrations

India’s 72nd Republic Day was celebrated online on MST platform with no dearth of enthusiasm. The day’s celebration was marked with an indelible patriotic flavour. The assembly commenced with the Virtual Flag Hoisting video followed by the rendering of National Anthem. Students enjoyed the special presentation made for them which included a beautiful rendition of a patriotic song and a superbly choreographed dance. The special class assemblies were punctuated by thoughtful speeches by students. The assemblies culminated with the soulful rendering of Vande Mataram.

Co-Curricular
16
Jan
2021
16 Jan, 2021

Factshala Workshop

Our capacity to access and to have a critical understanding of media and interact with it is really an essential fact of today. With this objective, KDARFS organised a ‘Factshala Workshop’ on ‘Media Literacy and Critical Thinking’ for its teaching and administrative staff. Ms. Shweta Bhandral , a renowned journalist educator, content-developer and the founder of ‘The Future Skills Company’ was the resource person. The session proved to be an excellent platform for gaining acumen in media literacy.

Academics
16
Jan
2021
16 Jan, 2021

Poem Recitation Contest (English)

Students of Class 2 participated in the Recitation competition with great zeal and enthusiasm as they came up with well-chosen poems which were truly a delight for the listeners. The participants recited poems with a lot of confidence, while paying attention to rhythm and intonation. The winners of the competition were:

1st position- Prinsi Bariya(2E)
2nd position- Aanya Agarwal(2G) and Iva Bhogani (2E)
3rd position- Maan Talaviya (2I)

Co-Curricular
15
Jan
2021
15 Jan, 2021

JAM session

In order to inculcate healthy competition amongst the little ones, LKG classes were introduced to a fun-filled JAM session. The children were divided into groups and were made to do simple activities like mother’s make up, dress up like your dad, wear winter clothes and pack your school bag. Competing with one another, they tried to complete the given task in a minute. It was a fun filled session and helped them build confidence and made them independent.

Academics
15
Jan
2021
15 Jan, 2021

Hindi Poem Recitation (Class 1)

‘Hindi Poem Recitation competition’ was conducted for all sections of Class 1. Different themes like birds, festivals, sweets, season etc. were given to each section and students were asked to recite the poem on the given theme.
The winners of the competition were-

1st position : Hriti Parikh (1D)
2nd position : Shravya Shah (1J)
3rd position : Somya Vagadia (1F), Kavya Savaliya (1B)

Co-Curricular
29
Dec
2020
29 Dec, 2020

Virtual Funfair

 

To break the monotony of the virtual classrooms, a ‘Virtual Fun-fair’ was hosted for the students of UKG. Various motor coordination exercises, cognitive games and STEAM activities were organised for the students. Students participated with lot of enthusiasm, joy and eagerness. Parents too helped the young learners to perform and participate.

 

Co-Curricular
24
Dec
2020
24 Dec, 2020

Christmas Assembly

The pre-primary wing of the school conducted a special assembly to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The main objective of the assembly was to emphasize the importance of caring and sharing and spreading goodwill and happiness all around.

The children and the teachers were all dressed up in Santa’s favorite colors- red, white and green. The celebration commenced with the melodious carols. The story of Christmas was narrated to the students. The virtual MST background was decorated with Christmas wishes. The children enjoyed and grooved to the beats of “Jingle bells”. They also exhibited their creativity by decorating Santa’s cap during the session.

Co-Curricular
26
Nov
2020
26 Nov, 2020

Role-play

Role play stimulates children to develop social and emotional skills. Children of UKG enthusiastically participated in the event and played the role of their character with confidence and excitement. Children played varied roles like that of Narendra Modi, Miss Universe, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Lata Mangeshkar, Indira Gandhi, Sania Mirza, Pilot, Farmer, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Chandrasekhar Azad, Nurse, Firemen, Mahatma Gandhi, Kalpana Chawla, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Baker, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and many more. The event was highly appreciated by the parent community.

Co-Curricular
6
Nov
2020
6 Nov, 2020

Fancy Dress

Scholastic and co scholastic activities have an equal importance in the all-round development of a child. Keeping this in view, ‘Fancy Dress’ activity was conducted by the pre-primary section.

There was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement as the younger ones walked forward to showcase their vibrant costumes and speak in front of their classmates. The young ones were dressed as doctors, police officers, engineers, farmers, teachers, flowers, princes, birds, Superheroes, and in many other costumes. The prolonged applause at the end just underlined the fact that the parents and students enjoyed the event immensely.

Co-Curricular
6
Nov
2020
6 Nov, 2020

Diwali Assembly

A special assembly was conducted to celebrate ‘Diwali – the Festival of Lights’. The assembly commenced with Maa Lakshmi Aarti. Children spoke about why and how Diwali is celebrated in our country. The children enjoyed the videos depicting the celebration of Diwali and the one on ‘Fire-cracker’ show.

Academics
5
Nov
2020
5 Nov, 2020

Prelude to EPIPHANY-2020

Epiphany – The Literary Fest 2020, of Kokilabai Dhirubhai Ambani Reliance Foundation School started off with the selection round for Debate (Verbal Duel) and Recitation (Verse) competition. Organized on a digital platform, the selection round had an enthusiastic participation of students from eight reputed schools from Gujarat and Uttarakhand. The recitation competition was for classes 6, 7 and 8 while the debate was conducted for classes 9 and 11. The occasion was graced by the august presence of Ms.Pooja Bose, Principal, The High Range School, Munnar, Kerala. The Debate competition was judged by Ms.Mythili Sarathi, Mr.Navneet Shrivastava and Mr,Sanjay Pandya while the Recitation contest was judged by Ms.Varsha Nambiar, Ms.Mona Vijay, Mr.Navneet Shrivastava and Ms.Roma Tripathi.
The Epiphany Finals will see the teams from KDARFS, DPS,Jamnagar, Nand Vidyaniketan, DPS Rajkot and Navrachna School, Sama Branch battling for the top honours in Recitation while in Debate, it would be KDARFS, DPS, Jamnagar, DPS, Rudrapur, Navrachna, Sama Branch and Nand Vidyaniketan.

 

Co-Curricular
31
Oct
2020
31 Oct, 2020

Report on KDARFS participation in National Unity Day celebration

The students of K D Ambani Reliance Foundation School, Jamnagar celebrated the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as ‘National Unity Day’.
The students of KDARFS participated in the event as per CBSE guidelines to express their heartfelt appreciation for the great leader and his veritable contribution during the freedom struggle. Class-wise special assemblies were conducted to mark the occasion. The assemblies culminated with the ‘Pledge Ceremony’ wherein every student and teacher pledged to support the cause of promoting unity and integrity of the nation.
The school also organized various online competitions like Essay writing, Poster making Slogan coining and Quiz to celebrate the day in a befitting manner.

Co-Curricular
30
Oct
2020
30 Oct, 2020

My Favourite Season- dress up & pretend play - Pre Primary

The theme of the month of October was “Season” concluded with an activity, ‘My favourite season’. It provided opportunities for children to demonstrate awareness about and appreciate the beauty of changing seasons.
Some children dressed up in sundresses with hat and sunglasses to depict summer season while others put on raincoats and umbrellas to represent monsoon. Many were in woolen outfits to welcome the winter season. They also spoke about their favourite season and the entire session was an immensely enjoyable one.

Academics
30
Oct
2020
30 Oct, 2020

Virtual MUN at KDARFS

The first ever virtual KDARFS MUN 2020 was organized by the Social Science Department of the school under the able guidance of Principal Mrs. Anvita Kackar. The first ever MUN acted like a springboard foreach participant student to imbibe life skills such as collaboration, public speaking, leadership skills, creativity, problem solving, team work, organization and negotiation and helped them recognise the dynamics and challenges of an ever-evolving and increasingly interconnected world.
Each committee, i.e. the UNSC, UNESCO, WHO, ECOSOC and LOK SABHA fulfilled their purpose of creating awareness about the issues grappling the world today very well. /The agendas for each these committees included topics like fighting economic depression, data theft environmental degradation, steps to avoid a future pandemic and implementation of the new education policy. 110 students from classes 8 to 12 actively participated in the MUN.

 

Co-Curricular
22
Oct
2020
22 Oct, 2020

Navratri Celebration - Pre Primary

A special assembly on the occasion of the Navratri festival, was organized by the pre- primary wing of KDARFS School. The main objective of the assembly was to create awareness on the nine forms of goddess Durga and the nine colours of the nine auspicious days of Navratri.
The children and the teachers dressed up in traditional attires to participate virtually in the celebration. The celebration commenced with the Aarti of Maa Durga. Children were also provided information on the importance of Navratri. The assembly culminated with the teachers and students performing the traditional Garba.

 

Academics
22
Oct
2020
22 Oct, 2020

Career and University Fest 2020-21

A virtual Career and University Fest was organised by KDARFS in collaboration with Campus Coach India’s leading on-campus mentoring programme for school students) to provide guidelines to the students in making better career choices in domains of their interest and to give them the information of the possible upcoming opportunities. The event was moderated by Mr. Gaurava Yadav, Founder and CEO, EduAce Services.
Experts from renowned universities such as Manipal University, Plaksha University, FLAME University, Shivnadar University, PEARL Academy, Ahmedabad University and Dayananad Sagar University guided the students with their respective visions, course details, selection processes, job opportunities in different sectors, their collaboration with international companies and placement facilities in minute details.
The session provided an excellent platform to the students for making apt and intelligent decisions about their careers.

 

Academics
22
Oct
2020
22 Oct, 2020

National Education Policy Workshop for teachers

The school organized a series of Orientation sessions for our Teachers and Administrators to understand the National Education Policy 2020.
The entire Chapter of 'School Education' was divided among selected teachers of the school and they prepared presentations and did a commendable job of presenting it to all the staff members for 4 days consecutively from 19th to 22nd October 2020. All the sessions were peppered with poll questions and mini questionnaires which made them livelier. We organized a series of Orientation sessions for our Teachers and Administrators to understand the National Education Policy 2020.
The entire Chapter of 'School Education' was divided among selected teachers of the school and they prepared presentations and did a commendable job of presenting it to all the staff members for 4 days consecutively from 19th to 22nd October 2020. The 1-hour sessions covered 3-4 sub-topics every day from the School Education Topic of the Policy document. These sessions began with introductory discussions followed by presentations, punctuated with insightful interactions. All the sessions were peppered with poll questions and mini questionnaires which made them livelier.

Overall, the sessions successfully achieved the objective of motivating all attendees to follow the policy document seriously and develop a positive attitude towards implementing it in the near future.
The sessions were conducted with the objective of strengthening the fundamentals of education while taking into account global perspectives. Each session ensured the achievement of this objective.

 

Co-Curricular
14
Oct
2020
14 Oct, 2020

International Day of the Girl Child

An on-line common assembly was conducted by the students of Class 6 on the International Day of the Girl Child. The students presented a skit on discrimination against girl child. A few girls impersonated as famous women and told about their struggles, achievements and messages. It was followed by a beautiful dance. The Principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar, congratulated the students for presenting a beautiful assembly with powerful message. The Principal also encouraged the students to follow the lockdown rules and be safe.

Academics
13
Oct
2020
13 Oct, 2020

Inter-house Quiz contest

With an aim to harness and promote the curiosity- based learning and to develop lateral thinking among the students, an inter-house Science quiz was organised for the students of Classes 9 to 12. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation of the students. The teams comprised of four participants from each class.
The quiz included rounds like Current Science, Mixed-bag, Pandemic Round, Myths- busters and Lateral Thinking. The quiz was won by Falcon House consisting of Param Kansagra, Priyanshu Sinha, Sukhad Kaur and Sunay Desai.

 

Co-Curricular
9
Oct
2020
9 Oct, 2020

JAM Session (Just a minute game) - Pre Primary

A special JAM Session (Just a Minute) was organized by the UKG, Pre- Primary wing of KDARFS School. The main objective of the event was to enable the children to perform the game as per the instructions in just one minute.
Each child was given a different game to perform. Children enjoyed being a part of different games like Cup stack, Stack it up, Pictionary, Ice picking, Beautiful mom etc. Teachers and parents both encouraged children to complete the game by the time. It was indeed a joyful experience for the children.

Academics
7
Oct
2020
7 Oct, 2020

Webinar on Role of Plastic in a Pandemic

The school in collaboration with Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE) organized a series of webinars for students of classes 6 to 12 on the topic, ‘Role of Plastic in a Pandemic’. The speaker was Mr. Swapan Ray (Mentor -Sustainability Team at Reliance Industries) and Mr. V. Kannan (Business Development manager,        SSF plastic).
The webinar introduced children to the world of polymers. It threw light on the history of plastic and plasticulture. The experts also talked about sustainable use and management of plastic. During the course of the webinar, the resource persons also bust a lot of myths regarding plastic and its use. The session was indeed an enriching and informative one.

 

Co-Curricular
1
Oct
2020
1 Oct, 2020

Gandhijayanti celebrations in the school

Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated throughout the school with fervour and enthusiasm. Students and their teachers gathered virtually to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The students of the school, right from those from the pre-primary section to Class 12, paid a creative homage to Gandhi ji by making writing poems, creating thoughtful posters, eye catchy slogans, narrating anecdotes related to Gandhiji, writing letters to the father of the Nation and maintaining cleanliness in and around their house. The main objectives of these activities were to inculcate Gandhian values and to follow glorious trails of the noble soul towards evolving a peaceful and prosperous world.

 

Co-Curricular
14
Sep
2020
14 Sep, 2020

Hindi Diwas celebration (Pre-primary)

Hindi Diwas celebration in the pre-primary wing emphasized the importance of Hindi. The children enthusiastically participated in various activities. The day commenced with a special assembly which informed the students that usage of Hindi is widespread and that this rich language is the base of many words in other languages too. Dressed up in traditional attires, the children recited poems and spoke about the significance of the day. Dance performances on patriotic songs enhanced the overall effect of the assembly. It was heartening to see the involvement of children in spreading the importance of Hindi language.

Co-Curricular
12
Sep
2020
12 Sep, 2020

Reader’s Club: 1st session

With an aim to foster a love for reading among children, the Reader’s Club of KDARFS, organized its first online session on September 12, 2020, aptly titled ‘Savant’, the reading club has lined up activities to provide impetus to students to read and discuss books of their choice.
The first session had students of classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 presenting book reviews. The books that the children chose ranged from the much-admired Victorian classic, Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice to the perennial favourite of the modern generation, John Greene’s ‘Turtles all the way down.’ It was indeed a delight to see the children discussing books – fiction and non-fiction. The participants included Arnav Juneja, Apoorva Jaiswal and Jaspreet Kaur of Class 12, Arpita Sharma and Yuvika Chowdhuri of Class 11, Nishka Shah and Harshita Ghosh of Class 10 and Stuti Kanzaria and Sayee Bhakre of Class 9.
Apart from inculcating the habit of reading, the club activities will empower the children to learn to discuss and digest what they read and to express their thoughts and opinions confidently.

Co-Curricular
11
Sep
2020
11 Sep, 2020

Special Assembly on the theme ‘Empathy'

A special assembly was organised by Class 3 students to drive home the message of ‘Empathy.’ The assembly began with a short story and a poem on the theme. The high point of the programme was a conversation on the theme between a student and a puppet. The children displayed an acronym of the word ‘EMPATHY.’ Speaking on the occasion, Principal Ms.Anvita Kackar, emphasized that everyone should behave in an empathetic, kind and polite manner.

Co-Curricular
11
Sep
2020
11 Sep, 2020

Competitions in the Primary wing

The curriculum of the school is carefully planned to complement academics with extra-curricular activities to ensure holistic development of the children. The Primary wing of the school recently organized Slogan Writing contest for Class 3 students to drive home the importance of sports. Students came up with very creative slogans on the occasion. Monalisa Haque (Class 3 G), Pranita Suthar (Class 3 J) and Siddharth Kathani were placed First, Second and Third respectively.

Dance competition based on the theme of patriotism, was also organized for all classes in the Primary section. The competition was held in two categories – the first one consisted of Classes 1 to 3 and the second one comprised of Classes 4 and 5. Anvesha Mishra (Class 2 A), Sanvika Varshney (Class 1 A) and Anvesha Kamde (Class 3 B) bagged the First, Second and Third positions respectively while in the second category, the honours went to Abhipsa Mitra (Class 4 F), Samaira Sharma (Class 4 A) and Anushree Kulkarni (Class 4 A).

Co-Curricular
7
Sep
2020
7 Sep, 2020

Special Assembly on the occasion of International Literacy Day

The assembly was organised on the topic ‘Books: our best friends.’ The children of class 4 enthusiastically participated in the assembly. The highlight of the assembly was an interesting skit which underlined the fact that books can be our best friends, especially during the pandemic. Vice-Principal, Mr. Manas Chatterjee addressed the students and highlighted on the importance of reading books and how the habit of reading helps us to develop our thoughts, knowledge and keeps our minds active.

 

Co-Curricular
5
Sep
2020
5 Sep, 2020

Teachers’ Day Celebration

The students of KDARFS organised Teachers Day celebration digitally to express their gratitude and profound love and respect for the teachers. The celebration commenced with a prayer as a tribute to Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. This was followed by a plethora of programmes like songs, dances, PPt presentations and podcasts. The students put up hilarious skits and even displayed sketches of Principal, Ms.Anvita Kackar and their favourite teachers. The Programme culminated with the message and vote of thanks by the class teachers.
Later in the evening, the entire KDARFS fraternity converged on the virtual platform. Principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar was profuse in her appreciation of teachers and motivated them to keep up the good work. The teachers had a gala time playing ‘Online Antakshari.’

Co-Curricular
4
Sep
2020
4 Sep, 2020

Inter-house Hindi Debate (Secondary)

The Hindi Department of KDARFS, Jamnagar recently conducted the Inter-house Debate competition for classes 9 & 10. The topic for Classes 9 and 10 was “Aatmnirbharta hi Vikaas ka Aadhar hai”.
The event was very engaging and opinions were expressed by both the judges, Mr. Bholaprasad Mishra & Ms. Varsha Siroeya.
Dimpy Vachhrajani (Kites House) of Class 10 D was adjudged the Best Speaker. Kaksha S Makwana 9C & Dimpy Vachhrajani 10D of Kite House bagged the first position in the Debate while N Divya 9G & Kaushal Gahlawat 10G of Hawk House were the runners-up. Rajvi M Ruparel 9E & Khushi Shah 10H of Falcon House was placed in the third position. Shreya Pant 10G & Samruddhi Jain 9G of Eagle House was placed in the fourth position.

 

Co-Curricular
4
Sep
2020
4 Sep, 2020

Session on Mental Health during COVID 19

Taking into account the effects prolonged lock down due to the COVID 19 pandemic, a PD session on the topic ‘Mental Health in Covid 19’ was conducted for the students of Class 11. The session was conucted by Ms. Bhawna Pandita,
The interactive session focused on Behaviour and Psychological and Emotional imbalance, its causes and plausible remedies. Students were told in detail about measures like fixing a routine of daily schedule, avoiding rumour mongering, keeping physically fit and mentally active and open discussions with friends and family.

 

Academics
4
Sep
2020
4 Sep, 2020

Show and Tell Activity (Primary)

With the aim of developing effective communication skills, descriptive skills and to build their confidence ‘Show & Tell’ activity was conducted on 4th September, 2020 for Class 2.
Children described and spoke a few lines on the object of their choice. They even managed to include a social message in their descriptions about current pandemic like social distancing, importance of washing hands, stay home stay safe etc. Overall, the activity was great learning experience for students.

 

Academics
4
Sep
2020
4 Sep, 2020

SESSION OF REFORMING (AROMATIZATION) (Sr. Secondary)

The session was specially conducted for Class 12 students of the science stream on the topic reforming or aromatization. Mr. Mukesh Patel from RIL-JMD was the resource person. He explained the detailed process of formation of reformate (i.e. mixture of aromatics compound). He gave introduction of aromatic complex and also shared the production data. The session was highly interactive and Mr. Patel satisfactorily addresses all the queries of students. All in all, the webinar was an engaging one and enriched the students as they learnt about various operations of reforming process.

Co-Curricular
31
Aug
2020
31 Aug, 2020

National Sports Day Assembly (Class 5)

Assemblies are an important feature of School’s routine. They also form a significant part of the school’s curriculum. The assembly was organised in remembrance of the legendary hockey player Dhyanchand. The children of class 5 enthusiastically participated in the assembly. The special assembly included a speech on importance of sports in one's life to keep us fit and a foot tapping dance performance.

Co-Curricular
15
Aug
2020
15 Aug, 2020

Independence Day

Neither the pandemic nor the lockdown could dampen the patriotic fervour of the students as the school celebrated the country’s 74th Independence Day with great zeal. In the times of virtual learning, KDARFS, Jamnagar remodelled its Independence Day rituals to keep the fervour of this important day alive in students and staff members. Using the Microsoft platform, the school conducted its Independence Day celebrations in a novel and creative manner.

The National Flag was hoisted by Principal, Ms.Anvita Kackar in the presence of all the members of the school leadership team. The patriotic flavour of the day streamed through individual class assemblies conducted by the students in the presence of their teachers.

The assembles included creative compilation of song and dance videos, soulful rendition of patriotic songs, fiery speeches and inspiring display of patriotic thoughts. The students from the pre-primary section dressed up as India’s famous freedom fighters and enacted their roles in an emphatic and confident manner.  Emphasizing the diversity of Indian culture, students attired in traditional wear, greeted everyone and conveyed their best wishes on the occasion in their mother tongues. Keeping with the spirit of the day, students from the Secondary section also displayed their culinary prowess while presenting dishes prepared by them on the tricolour theme.

The celebrations witnessed everyone cherishing the essence of tricolour wrapped in emotions and pride for the motherland. 

 

Co-Curricular
15
Aug
2020
15 Aug, 2020

Online Debate

The English Department of KDARFS, Jamnagar recently conducted an Interhouse Debate competition for classes 9, 10, 11 and 12. The online competition was conducted in two phases – the first one for classes 9 and 10 on August 15,2020 and the second one for classes 11 & 12 on August 21, 2020. The topic for Classes 9 and 10 was “The student community has benefitted greatly from the ongoing lockdown due to the spread of COVID pandemic’, while for classes 11 and 12 it was ‘Emotional Quotient is more important than intelligence Quotient’.

Each house was represented by two participants each. The participants of the four Houses spoke candidly for and against the given topics. They came up with their perspective regarding the same. They cited reasons and supported them with suitable examples from real life, to justify their stand. Overall, the event was very engrossing with unequivocal feedback being provided by the judges.

Kavya Savani and Pahal Shah from Class 10 and Priyanshi Dave of Class 11 and Karma Patel of Class 12 were adjudged the Best Speakers. Hawk House bagged the first position in the Debate while the Falcon House was the runner-up. The Eagle House was placed in the third position. 

Co-Curricular
15
Aug
2020
15 Aug, 2020

Online Dance competition

To celebrate Independence Day and promote patriotism, an Online Dance Competition was conducted for class 6-8 students. The students were asked to send a video clip of their dance to Ms. Nita Acharya, Ms. Varsha Solanki and Ms. Kajal Pandya. Around 150 entries were received. The participants were judged according to creativity, rhythm, energy and overall presentation. Shrisha Patra of 8E bagged the first position, Devananda of 8G secured the second position, Maitreyee of 7D attained the third position, Nilakshi Singh of 6D achieved fourth position and Meet Shah of 8C got fifth position.

Co-Curricular
14
Aug
2020
14 Aug, 2020

Career Guidance sessions

 

Career Guidance Department of KDARFS organized various sessions to help out students in their higher education and choosing a career that suits their personality and interests. Many of these sessions were taken up by KDARFS alumni. The details of the sessions are as follows:
1) ‘Liberal Education in India’ by Ashoka University
2) Engineering Admission: Selection of College by Dr. Nilesh Gambhaya of Darshan Engineering College
3) Career Options after School by Mr. Abhishek Kumar
4) How to choose a career according to your skills
and interests by Ms. Mansi Oza
6) Career opportunities for students of Humanities by Ms. Ria Kar
7) Career options and Choosing the correct college by Ms. C. Akhila Rao

Co-Curricular
11
Aug
2020
11 Aug, 2020

Janmashtami Celebration - Pre Primary

 

Cultural Education is an essential aspect of the curriculum. Understanding this importance and glorifying Indian traditions with our young kids, KDARFS Pre-Primary celebrated Janmashtami with great devotion and enthusiasm. The celebration began with the Aarti of Lord Krishna. Videos of stories based on Lord Krishna’s life were shown to the children. The high light of the celebration was the students and their mothers dressing up as Yashoda and Krishna.

Co-Curricular
8
Aug
2020
8 Aug, 2020

21st century Skills and Career Guidance

The main aim of the webinar was to help students to know about the 21st century skills and to make them understand the importance of choosing a career according to their personality, interests, aptitude and skills. The introductory part included a talk by the Principal, Ms. Anvita Kackar on the importance of 21st century skills and their relevance in different professions. The interactive session included presentations on Learning skills, Literacy skills and Life skills. Emphasis was laid on myths related to choosing a career option, road map to a successful future and how the students can be self-aware by analysing their personality, interests, values and skills before shortlisting their career options.

Co-Curricular
7
Aug
2020
7 Aug, 2020

Own a Tree

Children love to dig the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow. In order to make them learn the concept of Germination of seeds, “Own a Plant” activity was organized by the Pre-primary on 7th August 2020 for UKG Children. Children were very happy to own a plant. Children were ready with clay pot, soil, and seeds for planting their own plant. This activity emphasized and reinforced the need and importance of a Plant.

Co-Curricular
30
Jul
2020
30 Jul, 2020

Enact like an Animal

In order to educate the concept of animals to the tiny tots, “Enact like Animal” activity was organized. The children had painted their faces and had used homemade head gears to look like their favourite animals. The activity also helped them to differentiate between pet and wild animals and reinforced the need to conserve our country’s rich fauna.

Co-Curricular
24
Jul
2020
24 Jul, 2020

Mom and me

‘Mom and me’- a story- telling activity was organized for the children of class UKG.
The tiny ones and their moms narrated various stories using different props. Beautiful costumes and apt voice modulation enhanced the story telling effect. The activity was an engrossing one for the children, their mothers and the teachers as well.

Co-Curricular
21
Jun
2020
21 Jun, 2020

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day Programme in KDAV commenced withthe chanting of shloka followed by a speech by the students of class 4 and 5.

The students performed warm-up exercises and varied yoga postures like Surya namaskar, Padmasana,Tolasana,Vrikshasana,Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, Savasana, Omkar, Pranayam, Anulom-Vilom, Bhramaripranayam, Kapalbhatipranayam, Shitli pranayama etc.

On the whole, the session acted as a regimen to strengthen and balance our regular life-style.

Co-Curricular
29
May
2020
29 May, 2020

PPR Summer activity

Summer fun activities were conducted by KDAV (Pre-Primary) for both LKG and UKG digitally.

In this activity, the tiny tots were facilitated with varied activities like art & craft, painting, yoga session for physical development, reading and storytelling session. These engaging activities led toddlers to participate enthusiastically and focused on playful interactive activities.

In a nutshell, it was an effluent experience for all.

Co-Curricular
29
May
2020
29 May, 2020

Recreational Activity Programme

Digital Public Speaking classes were conducted by KDAV as a part of Recreational Activity programme for children during the summer vacations.

The short course comprised a lot of fun speaking activities to profess their opinions fearlessly. The activities instilled the students to create, prepare, and deliver public speeches with utmost confidence.

The enthusiastic response from the students of class 9 concluded that the students enjoyed being a part of this recreational activity.

Academics
29
May
2020
29 May, 2020

Mental Ability Classes

Mental Ability classes were conducted for class 9 to enhance the skills on non-verbal reasoning.

They were taught tricks for calculating specific numbers, squares and multiplication, calendar trick and the importance of reciprocals.

Prepared PPTs were shown for effective sessions. In order to make the session effective, and to retain the students interest intact, they were taught to use a learning software by playing game - Kahoot.

Co-Curricular
27
May
2020
27 May, 2020

Online Assembly

Online Assembly was conducted  for the students of class 3 and 4 through Microsoft Teams.The assembly commenced with the soulful rendition of English prayer followed by  shloka .The assembly was adorned with word and thought of the day. The news reader updated us with current events and situations around the world.

Online assembly enlivened all with a motivating synchronized prayer titled ‘Yeh mat kahokhuda se’. A Hindi skit was presented by the students of class 3  on the ‘Museum of Doll house’(Rajkot) to focus on the prevailing situation. Another captivating skit was presented by the students of class 4 to inculcate the virtue of respect among the students.

The students exhibited immense confidence and inspired all to stay calm with a hope of positivity amid lockdown.

The assembly concluded with Hindi poem recitation titled ‘SAMMAN’ and with an inspirational speech by Principal Mrs. Anvita Kackar.

 

 

Co-Curricular
15
May
2020
15 May, 2020

COOKING WITHOUT FIRE

An activity named 'Cooking without fire' was conducted on 15th May, 2020 for the toddlers of LKG. In this activity the tiny tots were asked to prepare fresh lemonade under the guidance of their respective class teachers. The teachers also explained them  the benefits of lemonade in the summer season. The vocabulary skills of the children were enhanced with the usage of the words like fresh, squeeze, pinch, stir etc through this activity. 

No doubt it was a rewarding experience for all. 

Co-Curricular
15
May
2020
15 May, 2020

Report on Online Assembly (Middle Section)

Class 8G students of KDAV  organised its first online assembly on 15th May, 2020 on the occasion of 'International Family Day'.The assembly was graced by Principal Mrs. Anvita Kackar, Vice-Principal Mr. Manas Chatterjee, Co-Ordinators Mrs. Smita Uchil and Ms. Sofia Dhodia. The assembly commenced with Ganesh Vandana followed by Shloka and English prayer. The assembly was adorned with the thought of the day and  with the word of the day. The newsreader updated everyone with international, national, regional and sports news.

The assembly was ornated with the speech of the students on this occasion.

The assembly ended  with Principal's address where she emphasised to be positive in such prevailing circumstance and be thankful for what we have rather than being remorseful for what we don't have. 

In a nutshell, the first online assembly was a grand success and an achievement for all. 

Co-Curricular
15
May
2020
15 May, 2020

Role play of the family (UKG)

Role play of family was conducted on 15th May, 2020 for the students of UKG. A day prior, teachers assigned roles to each student from their families. The tiny tots were dressed accordingly for the role play. The activity enhanced  their creative skills. The performance of the students was undoubtedly exquisite and provided a learning experience for all.                  

Co-Curricular
11
May
2020
11 May, 2020

Special Online Assembly (Mother's Day)

A special online assembly was conducted by class 5 students of KDAV through Microsoft Teams on 11th May, 2020.The assembly was graced by Principal Mrs. Anvita Kackar, Vice-Principal Mr. Manas Chatterjee, Headmistress(Primary)- Mrs. Pinki Saha and the coordinators Mrs. Sheela Iyer and Mrs. Smitha Nair.

The assembly commenced with mesmerizing Ganesh Vandana followed by prayer.  The newsreader updated the audience with international, national, regional and sports news. A vibrant speech was delivered for mothers on this special day which was followed by a graceful dance performance.

Poem recitation and eloquent speech captivated all as the students put their best foot forward to honour all mothers. The myriad presentation of the students bagged applaud and appreciation by all.

Co-Curricular
11
May
2020
11 May, 2020

Story telling and poetry recitation competition

An effective mode to develop the oratory skills and self expression, a story telling and poetry recitation competition was organized for the classes 3 ,4 and 5.The topics for class 3 was ‘Nature, Mother and Festival’,while class 4 topics were based on nature and humorous poem for someone you love. The students of class 5 narrated stories of their choice.

The students were adjudged on the parameters of proper story structure, appropriate usage of diction, rhyme, rhythm, voice modulation, presentation skills and expression. The winners came out with flying colours paving the gateway for overall personality development and foster in building confidence.      

Co-Curricular
7
May
2020
7 May, 2020

CLASS 5 - EVS Project on Corona Virus Comic Strip

The budding artist of KDAV -class 5 showcased their talent through an articulate representation of comic strip on Covid -19.This activity guided the students to follow precautionary measures during Corona Virus Pandemic.

The students not only  put forth their efforts through their role play but also presented comic strip with varied creativity during online classes. Principal, Mrs. Anvita Kackar inspired the students for their exuberant performance. 

Overall amid the lockdown the creativity of these toddlers proved to be the greatest expression of liberty. 

Co-Curricular
22
Apr
2020
22 Apr, 2020

EARTH DAY (PRIMARY SECTION)

EARTH DAY (PRIMARY SECTION)                                          

The world is combating to cope with the corona virus pandemic and is optimistic towards the incidental positives of a lockdown. In such critical juncture in-order to keep the wheels of our lives moving, the students of KDAV-Vaani Mall and Vihaan Sharma from class 2H celebrated Earth day digitally on 22nd April 2020 with their presentation of globe, wind vane and with the artistic touch of new approach to life.