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Class XII Farewell (2014-15)

Goodbyes are not forever,
Goodbyes are not the end
They'll simply mean we'll miss you
Until we meet again!

Filled with these emotions the students of class XI, Hillwoods Academy, Preet Vihar organised farewell for the outgoing batch of class XII for the session 2014-15 on 14 February, 2015.
The head of the institution gave her message to the students of class XII. She blessed the students and motivated them for their bright future ahead. The legacy of the school was passed on the juniors i.e., the students of class XI by the outgoing batch through the initiation of the candle ceremony.
The function began with the traditional cake cutting ceremony. The students of class XI presented a medley of songs to bid an adieu to the students of class XII. The students shared their experiences and remarkable journey of 14 years in school. Nilay Srivastav, one of the best speakers of the school mesmerised everyone by his poignant speech.
The head girl of the school (Mehak Tyagi) thanked the teachers for their support and encouragement in all those years. Varun Sobti (the head boy of the school) extended his heartfelt gratitude to his alma mater and expressed his sincere thanks to the Principal and educators for inculcating human values and ethos in him.
"Believe in your dreams and they may come true, believe in yourself and they will come true."
On this note, the farewell came to an end. The teachers gave their good wishes to the students of class XII and wished them good luck for the upcoming board exam and for future endeavours.




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Career Counselling for Class X

To provide expert guidance and make right and informed career choices, the school counselor took a workshop with parents of class x students on 31, January, 2015. Ms. Saroj Sharma, the school counselor appraised the parents about different career options available and urged the parents not to force their wards to opt for professions they are not interested in. Giving examples of success stories of celebrities and creative persons, the counsellor asked parents to allow their children to chase their dreams, Parents must help their children to plan their future, guide and counsel them whenever required.

  

Parents need to realize that every child has a different aptitude, ability and attitude; they must encourage them to focus on their dreams and motivate them to work upon them, It is important to have faith in oneself to achieve success.

  

The Counsellor asked students to do regular self study and not go in for coaching classes as it is a waste of money. She attended to a lot of queries made by parents regarding the streams students can choose; how the laid back attitude of students can be rectified and how students can be made to follow a regular time table and be focused. A highly fruitful and interactive session, the parents were keen to know about career option available and how to guide their wards for a right stream and career choice.

  





Blood Donation Camp at Hillwoods Academy

Philanthropic and Humanitarian gestures by community service club are appreciable and gratifying. Continuing with the tradition of extending a helping hand to the needy, the school’s community service club organized a Blood Donation Camp in association with Rotary club on 31st January, 2015.

 

The club volunteers motivated parents and visitors to donate blood for a noble cause i.e., to save life. They urged the parents to come in large numbers and give blood and save life. Beautiful and meaningful posters and captions made by students acted as a catalyst for urging the adults to help for a generous cause.

 

Many parents especially ladies came forward to donate blood. The Rotary club team appreciated them and thank you cards were given to all the donors. The volunteers were quite happy to have so many givers whose blood could save many lives. The camp was a great success and a gratifying experience for all.

                                          





Workshop on DNA Science

An informative and interesting workshop was conducted by Mr. B. K. Singh do Escherichia Genomics for students of Class XI on 30 January, 2015. Students took keen interest in doing the experiments which involved grinding of the plant material with DNA buffer solutions and incubation in water bath. It was part of experimental learning of isolating DNA from flowers and plants.

  

Various usages of Isolated DNA like for finger printing or bacteria isolation were discussed in detail with the students.

  

Students were provided an in-depth insight to the process of DNA isolation by an expert which would go a long way in augmenting their knowledge of the subject.

    

Such workshops are extremely beneficial for the young learners and enhance the learning process.





XVII Annual Sports Meet

GANIT Week

Virasat at Hillwoods Academy

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

  

Hillwoods Academy in collaboration with ‘SPIC MACAY’ organized a Dance recital by Mrs. Monica Nayak, a renowned Kathak exponent. The school hosted the lecture cum dance demonstration under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, the society for the Promotion Of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst youth. The programme began with lighting of the lamp seeking Lord’s blessings by the Head of the Institution, Spic Macay coordinators and honored artists.

  

Principal Madam welcomed the acclaimed dancer and her co-artists. Ms. Monica Nayak began her dance recital with ‘Shiv Stuti’. She explained nuances of Kathak dance form to the enthusiastic students. She said that synchronization of facial expression, postures and music brings out the beauty of the dance. Beautiful and poised dance movements and the footwork mesmerized the audience. Greatly inspired by her dance recital, the students had a volley of questions for her. They wanted to know how she felt before a performance and many more. She replied that every performance is a memorable performance as she needs to convert with the audience to have positive vibes and energy for dancing.

  

Ms. Usha Ravichandran, Spic Macay Coordinator profusely thanked Ms. Monica Nayak for an enthralling performance and urged the students to keep alive the rich cultural heritage of India as are the harbinger of India’s culture. She motivated them to take up an art form as it enhances one’s memory skills and concentration power. An ethereal and heavenly performance by Ms. Monica Nayak was immensely enjoyed by students and teachers from many schools of Delhi and the host school.





Technofest 2014

Hillwoods Academy organizes MUN Conference

CBSE organises Heritage Quiz in Hillwoods Academy


''India is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and the most constructive materials in history of man are treasured in India'' - Mark Twain.

       

To celebrate the vivacity and vitality of Indian Culture, CBSE conducts Heritage Quiz for students every year. Hillwoods Academy had the privilege to host the Heritage Quiz on 25 November 2014 in the school theatre.

   

The host for the Quiz was Mr. Ajay Poonia, a young exuberant and an avid quizzer, who held everyone spellbound with his great indepth knowledge of Indian Culture.

The programme was initiated with lighting of the lamp by the Head of the Institution and the Guests. First, the City Round (written round) was conducted by Mr. Ajay Poonia in which 31 schools from Delhi participated. The 6 best teams were selected for the Regional Round on the basis of their score. A special round on North East was conducted. Out of the six teams, the highest scorer Mount Carmel Team participated in the National Round (Semi Finals). Four teams represented by Amity International School, Saket, Rukmini Devi, Salwan Public School and Mount Carmel competed for the National Finals. A very tough competition between the teams made the quiz very interesting. Celebrating India’s diverse culture and unity in its diversity, the quizzers enthusiastically answered all the questions put forth by the Quiz Master.

  

Mount Carmel and Amity International, Saket qualified for the National Finals Round.

The audience had a great time answering the questions passed onto them by the Quiz Master, Mr. Ajay Poonia.

  

The vote of thanks was presented by the Head Boy of the school, thanking CBSE for giving our school the opportunity to host the Heritage Quiz.





Visit to Old Age Home


The students of community service club had the priviledge to visit old age home ‘Nirmal Hriday’ run by missionaries of charity at Majnu ka Tila. Excited to meet the old ladies at the centre, students took few gifts for them.

Listening to their cherished memories, songs and giving gifts to them was a gratifying experience for the young children.

They also had prepared a dance for them, sang poems, songs and shared jokes with the grannies. Mesmerized by the old lady of 102 years, who sang for the students, they appreciated her spirit of liveliness despite her disablility to see and hear.

Interacting with them gave a learning lesson to the visiting students that age is no bar for being high-spirited and joyful.





Childrens Day Celebration

 

In order to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (Chacha Nehru). Children’s day was celebrated within the school premises. To express our love and to make young learners realize their importance in our life, teachers conducted the assembly and Headmistress also addressed the assembly and gave little ones the true message of life i.e., be honest, be punctual, spread peace and love everywhere. A special assembly was conducted by teachers for senior students. Song, skit and choir group by teachers mesmerized all and filled their hearts with joy.

 

 After assembly, students from classes I – V participated in activity of his and her choice like quilling, card making, origami, flower decoration, drawing and colouring, bell making, lantern making, log decoration, school magazine design through computers as well as by hand, best out of waste, making snacks and many more. Nursery and KG students dressed in traditional costumes of various states of our country, India promoting the message of Unity in Diversity on this special day.

  

‘Every child is born genius’ this quote is truly proved by the excellent work done by our young achievers. Joy was in the air and every heart was filled with zeal and enthusiasm while doing the activities. Each work done by little hand was a masterpiece. Token of love with blessings in the form of gifts were given to all students by Madam Stuti.

We all love our future citizen, May God Bless all of them.





Celebration of National Education Day at Hillwoods Academy

To commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister and a great freedom fighter, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on 11 November, 2014, students took part in various activities to spread his ideas. Celebrating this special day as National Education Day, children took active part in essay writing competition and a symposium was also held on how education can change the social life of every person and alleviate one’s economic and social status. Many students participated in these competitions with zeal and enthusiasm. The students enjoyed writing as the topics were of great interest like,

  1. How education can make a difference in the social life of a person?
  2. What improvements can be brought about in the Right To Education Act?

The students expressed and penned down their views on these topics with creativity and ingenuity.

   

The competition proved to be a huge success as many students participated in it. It was also a great learning experience for them.





Trip to Amritsar : A Memorable Experience

A trip to city of Amritsar, Punjab was organized for the students of class III, IV and V. Accompanied by Headmistress and teachers, students reached the destination as per the scheduled time from where they were taken to the Hotel. After the lunch, the students along with their teachers proceeded to the Indo-Pak border to watch the Retreat ceremony. Everyone was mesmerized by the patriotic songs. The presentation of the BSF soldiers and officers and the aura created by the viewers present there amazed everyone. Amidst the loud slogans, feeling of patriotism could be felt all over the place. Our school students had the privilege of carrying the National Flag towards the border gate. The ceremony ended with lowering of the National Flags of both the countries.

   

After dinner in the hotel students enjoyed a musical evening. The next morning, the students were ready to go to the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Inside the temple, they were explained about the importance of the temple and Akal-Takht. After darshan, they proceeded to the Jallianwala Bagh. The history of the massacre at Jallianwala was explained to the students. The Shahidi Well and the bullet marks on the wall evidences of the massacre were witnessed by the students. They were taken for shopping to the local market to be familiar with the rich culture of Punjab. Children enjoyed street shopping and were happy to buy some souvenirs for their relatives.

   

After lunch, they proceeded to the station to board the Swarna Shatabdi at 4:50p.m. in the train, on the way back, the children were given the worksheets related to their trip which they filled with great enthusiasm. Throughout the trip, the children were well disciplined and praised by the people around. They came back happy cherishing the fond memories of the trip.

   





International Cultural Festival, UDBHAV UTSAV

Students of Hillwoods Academy give exemplary performance

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, and we create dreams.”

   

It was the 11th International Cultural Fest Udbhav Utsav 2014 which gave us multiple identities with one thing in common – ‘dancers’. For the Delhites we were dancers from Hillwoods Academy, for other states we were delegates from Delhi and for foreigners we were Indian dancers. It was in Gwalior that we got an opportunity to built up our confidence, understand different cultures and of course dance with the best of our abilities.

       

Udbhav is a prominent organization representing Indian culture at International level. It is not only a cultural programme but also involves sports meet which opens every year with a march past. This year there were five foreign countries participating in the event-Azerbaijan, Kyrgystan, Nepal, Srilanka and Russia. The event was established under the guidance of Scindia dynasty who play a major role in the preservation of Indian culture. The tour included a lot of practice sessions, dressing up for the different dance performances enjoying the regal splendor of princely state of Gwalior.

   

The Scindia Palace was one of the places we visited and were mesmerized by the artefacts displayed in the palace. We also visited a Gurudwara on the auspicious day of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The level of the competition was so high that even a small mistake would have been catastrophic. Attaining the second position was truly a proud moment for all of us. It was a great experience to interact with dancers from not only India but from many foreign countries. Amalgation of different cultures at one common platform was indeed spectacular.

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor, its to enjoy each step along the way.”

 

Reported by

Charvi Manocha

(Dance Troupe Leader)





Celebration of Dr. C. V. Raman’s Birth Anniversary

As part of CBSE Expression series, Nobel laureate Dr. C. V. Raman’s birth anniversary was celebrated on 7 November, 2014. A lot of competitions were organized to make students aware of his contribution which would inspire them to be inquisitive. Class I to V students wrote about India’s great scientist Dr. C. V. Raman’s contribution and why they find their science class interesting. For class VI to VIII, the topic given was ‘The most interesting topic of my science book is ……’. Class IX to XII students penned down their thoughts on ‘How can I use science for the future development for the nation’. All these activities were conducted under ‘Young scientific minds of India’ to pay tribute to the great scientist of India.

A mind stimulating experience for all the students, these activities helped the young learners to come together on a common platform and learn innovative ways to express and develop scientific temper.





Hillwoods Academy Observes Vigilance Awareness Week

Vigilance Awareness week with its theme as combating corruption – Technology as an enabler was celebrated in Hillwoods Academy with great enthusiasm and sobriety.

  

In assembly, students were made aware of how usage of technology can help in reducing corruption which is rampant in all walks of life. E-Judiciary, E-Governance and E-ticketing would help eradicate the social evil, corruption from the society. It would also help in saving time, quicker results and transparency would be better. Role played by central agencies like central vigilance commission in combating corruption in PSU undertaking, government bodies, banks, mines, travel bookings was highly appreciated and students were urged to be vigilant and responsible future citizens of the country.

  

Many activities and competitions were organized to sensitize students about how to be well informed and well aware through technology.

Class VI-VIII students wrote slogans on “Root out corruption before it roots in you”. Collective effort by the students brought excellent results and innovative ways of expression through art & colours.

  

Symposium on E-Procurement – An effective way of transparency for classes IX-X brought novel and mind-stimulating ideas from almost all the students. It witnesses maximum participation as they came forth with ways to procure e-resources for increasing transparency and for making an effective democratic government.

Debate on E-Governance – A way to smooth governance was conducted for classes XI-XII. Stimulating and invigorating ideas put forward by debaters had a positive outcome as students discussed how usage of technology can reduce the red tapism in government bodies.

Through these competitive activities and talks, students learnt about the ways to fight out the social evil of corruption from India. This outcome would be possible be possible only when the young generation is awake, aware and well-informed.





Hillwoods Academy participates in "Swatch Bharat Abhiyan"

“Cleanliness Is next to Godliness” going by this maxim, the students, teachers, administrative staff and the supporting staff took the initiative of not only cleaning the school premises but also surrounding neighbourhood areas to spread the message of a clean and healthy Delhi. Enthusiastic and sincere participation by students of junior and middle classes made the cleanliness drive an effective and meaningful one as the seniors were inspired by their zeal and zest.

  

An array of activities were organized to sensitive students about keeping their homes, school classrooms and surroundings clean. Talk in the assembly, slogan writing, poster-making, skits, poem recitation themed on ‘Clean and Green City’ helped in motivating and inculcating the message of keeping one’s surroundings clean and tidy.

A discussion about the campaign was carried out in class where the need and importance of cleanliness was discussed. Junior students were briefed out for how to contribute their bit towards the campaign.

  

They all brought dusters everyday and cleaned their benches, the rack kept in the class etc. They dusted the boards. They also went to the canteen area and cleaned the statues in the garden area. They all enthusiastically participated in the campaign.

Dignity of labour or shramdan was also learned by the young learners when they actually picked up the garbage, paper, leaves, and twigs & cleaned the canteen area especially after the recess. It also made them learn that they must segregate bio-degradable & non-biodegradable waste.

  

Eco club of the school had appointed a team of active workers to ensure that segregation of waste is done and waste paper is used for recycling and twigs & leaves for manure.

A collaborative effort on part of all, it also generated team spirit among the students.





Rastriya Ekta diwas at Hillwoods Academy

“Manpower without unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power”                                                  - Sardar Patel

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Nation observed 31 October as Rastriya Ekta Diwas.

  

Hillwoods Academy also took part in the celebrations by conducting “National Unity Day Pledge’ in the assembly, organizing Run for Unity, making students aware of the contributions of the first Home Minister of India in unifying the princely states with Indian Union. A tribute was paid to his indomitable spirit by reciting poems describing his unflinching determination to unite the divided and partitioned India left to us by the British.

  

The Social Science teacher explained the inherent unity in India’s diversity by citing examples of how the national heroes and freedom fighters overcoming their religious or regional differences fought for their motherland. Academic Coordinator urged the students, with story narration, the need to be united for internal & external security of the country. The headmistress of the school apprised the students about Sardar Patel’s contributions to ‘No Tax Campaign’ in Gujarat and his role in constructing a new and free united India. The assembly ended with singing of National Anthem with great vigour.

  

A number of activities were organized in the school for junior as well as senior students to convey the message of unity, safety and security to all. Collaborative efforts by students in making posters, jingles, collages and holding declamation with the underlying theme as Unity and Integrity has been a great catalyst for spreading the message of unity in sustaining any work.

Resilient spirit and zeal of students could be witnessed in the inter-school events held in Centre Coordinator schools in which our students took active part. Synergizing efforts by young and future citizens of the country would enable them to carry forward the message and act as ambassadors of unity, integrity, safety and security. Empowered, responsible and awakened citizens of the country, these students would take their nation on the path of development and progress and would always uphold the sovereignty & integrity of their nation.





Anti Cracker Rally by Hillwoodians

Students and teachers of Hillwoods Academy, Preet Vihar initiated to spread the message of celebrating pollution free Diwali and a safe Diwali in Delhi. In the assembly on 21 October, 2014 students of junior school presented a skit to disseminate the message of cracker free Diwali.

 

A talk on ‘How to be safe and cautious on Diwali’ was presented by a teacher to motivate students to celebrate the traditional festival with sweets and earthen diyas.

Anti-cracker rally was executed by senior students in the Preet Vihar area and were joined by Iniversal Public School near CBSE Building, Preet Vihar. Determination and willingness of children to spread the message of reducing noise and air pollution could be seen in the enthusiasm shown by them. Plight of child labourers who make crackers in factories under unhygienic conditions was also conveyed through the placards carried by students in the rally.

 

It was indeed a commendable effort by students to sensitize all the commenters on roads and residents of Preet Vihar locality to celebrate the Diwali festival without crackers and by distributing sweets, gifts and lighting diyas.

 





Indian Kabaddi Team Captain Mr. Rakesh Kumar visited Hillwoods Academy



Indian Kabaddi Team Captain Mr. Rakesh Kumar visited Hillwoods Academy, Preet vihar on 20 October, 2014 for an interactive session with students of the school. A warm welcome was given by Principal Madam and the students of the prefectorial board to Gold medalist and Arjun awardee Mr. Rakesh Kumar.

Students asked him a number of questions related to kabaddi and how he has been able to attain success in the game at national and international level.

He guided the students to be determined and focused to excel in any game and be proactive and healthy to show excellence in the game.

On being asked about pro-kabaddi league, he told the students that it was a very positive step towards popularization of the game. He urged the students to be committed and be passionate about the game they choose, only then will the results be good.

Students immensely enjoyed the conversation with the man who led the Asian kabaddi team and got gold for his country.





World Space Week - 2014

Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers

   

Hillwoods Academy, Preet Vihar organised a workshop for teachers of classes VI to XII, on ‘GENDER SENSITIVITY’ on 6 September, 2014. The resource person was Ms. Suman Chawla, an active part of CBSE. She acquainted the teachers about the sensitiveness of gender issues such as gender equity, gender discrimination, patriarchy etc. Experiences and ideas were shared during the workshop focussing on the various areas where gender discrimination is prevalent especially in Indian Society. Through a series of activities the session came to a conclusion that how the teachers can take this topic to their classes. In the end the speaker asked the teachers their plans and strategies to call off any type of gender bias in the classes. Overall it was a very learning and thought provoking session. The teachers appreciated the workshop.

   

On 6 September, 2014 another capacity building workshop was organised for the teachers of classes Nursery to V, on ‘ATTITUDES AND VALUES’ by CBSE resource person–Ms. Renu.

Following points were discussed

  • Students should be able to do well not only in school but outside the school i.e. learning should be life long.
  • Teachers are like bridges who help the students to cross and eventually collapse so that the latter can form their own opinions in life.
  • Your attitudes + your choices =your life. Our life is totally dependent upon our attitudes that build our perceptions.
  • Attitudes and values are two sides of the same coin.
  • Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your attitude.
  • VALUES are abstract but play a major role in building up character of a person. It is a continuous process.
  • Values – social, moral, ethical – must be assessed under CCE.
  • Value – based questions must be added in the curriculum right from class-I.
  • These cards can be used to build up right attitudes and reinforce values.
 
Following hand outs were given –
  • Need analysis questionnaire (Individual Activity).
  • Connecting with values.
  • Features and concept of value education in the classroom.
  • Together we can.
  • Descriptive indicators of assessing attitudes and values.
  • An activity sheet (group activity) covering a social issue e.g. gender discrimination, saving water, planting trees.

It was an interactive and informative workshop.




In conversation with Indian Hockey Team, Captain Sardar Singh


A rare and golden opportunity was provided to the students of Hillwoods Academy to interact and converse with Indian Hockey Team Captain, Sardar singh.

Enthusiastic and eager to learn the nuances of the game, the hockey team captain and other avoid players along with the school head girl met Sir Sardar Singh. It was wonderful to know how he moved on from a village boy to the International hockey grounds. The journey, as he told the students, has been a tough one but gratifying at the same time as representing one’s country is a great honour. Urged the students to be focused and dedicated towards the game they have choosen and also advised them to eat healthy and nutritious food o build stamina and strength for rigorous training the game requires.

It was a novel experience for the young players and a great way to be motivated to play well and achieve excellence in the game.





Achievements

Teacher's Day

A teacher is a beacon of light that acts as a lighthouse to guide the stranded students in the sea of life.                                                 -  Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Teacher’s Day was celebrated with  great reverence and piety at Hillwooods Academy. The morning assembly began with chanting of shlokas on Guru’s importance in everyone’s life.


The head of the institution felicitated all the teachers and urged them to be compassionate and empathetic to the growing needs of today’s children.

A cultural programme was organized for the teachers by class XII students. Momentos were given to all the educators by the learners.

 

At 2:30 p.m Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi’s address to teachers and students was watched by senior students and teachers. It was an awesome experience to listen to the motivational and thought provoking words of Hon’ble Prime Minister. Students very keenly listened to Shri. Modi’s speech and engrossed the Indian values and ethos to be responsible citizens of India.

Hon’ble Prime Minister urged the students to be innocent and not to lose their childhood ways but at the same time perform the tasks assigned to them of gaining knowledge and learning sincerely and with dedication.

 
Emphasizing on the Guru-Shishya relationship, he motivated students to inculcate and imbibe good values taught by their teachers as they always show them the right path. As facilitators, the educators have a major and decisive roles in our lives and we must alwys remember them.
  

Students attentively watched the address by Hon'ble Shri. Narendra Modi in the school’s theatre and took home the fond memories he cherished of his childhood days and the values which as Indians we all need to cherish and uphold for the integrity and sovereignty of our nation.






Interview of Budding Cricketer Unmukt Chand

 

On 31st August 2014, we got an opportunity to interact with The Budding Cricketing Star Unmukt Chand. It was an amazing experience for all of us when he shared his life experiences with us. While we were getting seated at his place, he served us with water and made us feel like home. The hospitality showed by him was commendable and appreciated by all of us. The introduction and presentation of bouquet was given by each one of us and the question answer session started with it. We asked him several questions about his pressure handling techniques, his peer groups, his inspiration and experience as a caption of the Indian Cricket Team and representing it worldwide, his ups and downs of life, the society and several other questions. The answers given by him were truly satisfying and upto the mark. We got to know the insights of the Dressing Room that he used to share with his team mates. He even shared his experience when he met cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Brett Lee. It was clearly seen during the interaction the respect he had for his seniors and how he is inspired by each one of them. He gave us a brief on how he was supported by his family, the school and the peer group. He was one of the toppers in the school level that made us believe that sports can be managed with the academics as well. He enlightened us with the idea of pursuing sports as a profession in future if we are good at it. The guidance that we received from him was from the inspiration of the book “Sky is the Limit”. He told us to follow the same mantra and move ahead in our lives. At the end we took an autograph and had a photo session with him. He greeted us while we were leaving his place that showed his kind hospitality towards us and welcoming us for future prospects.





Visit to Rastrapati Bhawan Museum

A golden opportunity was provided to class VIII students when they were taken on a visit to Rastrapati Bhawan museum on 30 August, 2014. A symbol of majestic power of viceroy’s of British India, now a pride of free and independent India, the Rastrapati Bhawan is the highest building on the Raisaina Hills in New Delhi.

The museum in yesteryears was a stable with horses & coaches which has been converted into a beautiful museum with 26 students’ enclaves & blue gallery depicting the grandeur and aura of the President’s house.

Enclaves exhibiting beautiful works of art, paintings, replicas of temples, silver plaques and ornamental sword – the gifts received by Hon’ble Presidents of India was an awesome and amazing experience for all students & teachers.

Original sketches and paintings by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, the two architects who built the Viceroy’s palace was a pleasure to watch.

Blue gallery hosts the original awards conferred by Presidents of India to military, civil and sports personnel. An original note penned by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a file noting by PM Nehru and letters written by Mountbatten are some of the most interesting exhibits in the gallery.

After the enclaves, students saw holographic projections and immersive visualization of History of Delhi, a seat of seven cities over the centuries and also the important halls of President’s house where important decisions like Gandhi-Irwin Pact, Cabinet Act and Partition Act were taken by Viceroys and National leaders.

A mesmerizing experience for all the visitors, the visit was highly educative and informative abd a great way to learn about the highest office in the country.





Visit to Parliament Museum

Parliament museum was visited by class VIII students on 29.08.2014 for a better understanding of the highest lawmaking body in the country. It is an interactive museum which tells us the story of freedom struggle of India and the values enshrined in Indian constitution. It has five subsections, first being Unity in Diversity which exhibits the ideas of Great kings like Ashoka and Akbar who propagated the idea of universal brotherhood.

Multilayered stage setting animated with sound & light for the second section on early freedom fighters was a great learning experience. Depiction of Satyagraha & Non-violent movement led by Gandhiji and virtual reality of Dandi March left students awestruck. A film on scarifies of our freedom fighters and unsung heroes during the National movement was an eye opened for all.

How the Indian constitution was formulated and how first General elections for parliament were held in 1952 was beautifully displayed in the forth section.

Original copy of the constitution has also been kept in the museum for all to watch.

The last section – the parliament hall was the most awesome experience for students as they sat with statues of Great leaders and listened to the historic speech by Pandit Nehru at the time of Independence ‘A tryst with Destiny’.

A most memorable visit, the students appreciated the innovativeness and usage of latest technology used for narrating the story of freedom struggle and the formation of Indian parliament.





Kalakriti

HILLWOODS ACADEMY ORGANISES KALAKRITI:

ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL

   

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament”

A unique platform was provided to the young artists to portray their inherent talent & creativity in the colourful festive ‘Kalakriti’ held at Hillwoods Academy on 23 August, 2014.

     

Overwhelming and encouraging response from a large number of participating school made the fest a grand success.

Events like log decoration, name plate making, sand painting, clay moulding made the fest an innovative one.

   

The fest began with lighting of lamp by the head of the institution amidst chanting of shlokas seeking Almighty’s blessings. School’s choir group presented a song with thematic expressions of various art forms. A presentation on Indian folk art by the students was highly appreciated.

        

Art exhibition was the highlight of the day as students showcased their ingenuity and activity with display of canvas and fabric painting, clay modeling, best out of waste material and paper quilling cards.

   

Eminent artists who judged the competitive events were greatly impressed by the versatility and innovativeness of the young artists. They motivated them to nurture their latent talents and enhance their artistic endeavours.

It was a spectacular and impressive fest evoked admiration from all present.


Kalakriti 2014 Results


A Visit to Parliament : Hillwoodians attend Lok Sabha Session

     
Privileged are those who get an opportunity to visit the highest law making body in the country and actually see how Indian democracy works. A golden opportunity was given to Hillwoodians to attend the Lok Sabha session on 13 August, 2014.
After security checks, the students along with their teachers were made to sit in the public gallery. The splendour, aura and sanctity attached to the most powerful body in the country was indeed a great novel experience for all present in the gallery.
Deputy speaker, Mr. Thambidurai of AIDMC was elected in the previous hour in presence of Hon'ble PM. He ensured that every party gets a say in the session and decorum of the house is also maintained.
The ongoing debate between the representatives from Government and opposition parties was on "Increasing Communal Voilence". Speakers from both sides put forth facts and figures to substantiate their viewpoint.
Active participation by most of the members made the students realise the importance of debate and discussion in anoving at a decision.
The visit was gratifying and a novel experience which the learners will always cherish.




Independence Day Celebration

     

Special Assembly for Independence Day celebration was organized on 14 August, 2014 for the seniors.

The choir group solemnized the celebration by applauding and appreciating the sacrifices of freedom fighters and how the present generation needs to learn from them.

The idea of freedom and democracy is to be cherished by all with emphasis on inner freedom was put forth by the social science teacher. She urged students to do self-introspection and give wings to their imagination and celebrate free spirit.

A short quiz on India’s National Movement was conducted to assess their knowledge in which students participated with keenness and enthusiasm.

Junior special assembly was conducted to salute the nation and take pride in being Indians. A small skit was presented paying tribute to national leaders who have given us the right to be free and sovereign. Patriotic song “Aaj tiranga jhanda’ glorified the National flag and its sanctity. Headmistress urged the students to host the national flag in their homes aslo and always respect it.

Translation of ‘Vande Mataram’ in English was also provided to the students. Decorating the whole school with tricolor flags, kites and ribbons the students and teachers depicted the patriotic fervor.

     

On 68 Independence Day, the head of the institution hoisted the National flag at 7:45a.m amidst chanting of National Anthem.

Principal Madam addressed the students motivating them to be responsible, awakened & empowered citizens of India. As future citizens, they need to learn the societal values instilled in them by their educators and follow the school’s motto “GO OUT TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND COUNTRYMEN”.

Little children released tricolor balloons with messages glorifying India’s National Movement and need to preserve our freedom and sovereignty.

The school band played the patriotic tunes which were appreciated by all.

     

A short cultural programme was presented by students and teachers celebrating India’s incredible and unflinching spirit. Patriotic songs by senior and junior choir group mesmerized the audience and enthused zeal and fervor among all present.

A skit on diverse language and regions of India was presented conveying the message of unity in diversity.

A PowerPoint Presentation on ‘India: The Vishwa Guru’ applauded the efforts made by Indians to spread the idea of ‘Vasudhav Kutumbakam’ – the world is one big family.

     

Mime act was the highlight of the programme in which students depicted the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and how we need to combat communal violence to uphold freedom and universal brotherhood.

Teachers’ choir group paid a tribute to the sacrifices of freedom fighter and soldiers who vanguard our frontiers.

     

Alumni of the school had come in large numbers to pay obeisance to the motherland.

Academic Coordinator thanked all the parents, alumni, students and teachers for their benign presence for celebrating India’s Independence. She urged the youth of today to come forward and contribute for the progress and development of India.





Seminar on Financial Literacy and Stock Exchange by Ms. Kavita Rai

        
Students of commerce stream visited Delhi Stock Exchange to attend a seminar on "Financial Literacy and Stock Exchange".
The seminar began with a small discussion and opinion of students about their income, savings and investment choices. The speaker, Ms. Kavita Rai highlighted on the principles of patience, sound knowledge and balance of risk and return while trading in capital market.
Students also gained knowledge about trading procedure, stock brokers, classification of markets, fixing of prices, various terms, functions of stock exchanges and role of SEBI in stock market.
The speaker also focused on various points that has to be kept in mind before selection of securities available in the market with different examples.
It was an interactive, informative and interesting session which ended up by clarification of doubts by students. its had given light to young mind to have the habit of savings and wisely decide about their investments.




Career Guidance for Class XII by Mr. Ashish Jain

       

A career guidance workshop was organised for class XI & XII commerce students in which students gained knowledge about various career options available to them after XII with or without Maths as their subject.
Mr. Ashish Jain also talked about various courses offered by different colleges, availability of number of seats and the cut off which is going up year by year. He also discussed few tips and methods to clear their entrance exams.
The speaker also focused on time management, awareness of current affairs, proper planning, application of theoretical knowledge to practical life. The students were also motivated to work hard and start earning at an early age independently.
The workshop ended with a small test on current affairs and clarification of doubts by students.




Nursery Syllabus Covered

Reaching Out To The Community At Large: Hillwoodians Visit Amar Jyoti And Old Age Home

       

Community Service Club of the school organized visits to St. Mary’s Old Age Home and Amar Jyoti School. The senior students visited Old Age Home and interacted with the old ladies by singing songs with them and sharing anecdotes to refresh their memories. Gifts were taken for the grannies which they liked and appreciated.

Amar Jyoti Charitable School believes in inclusive education where the physically disadvantaged students study with normal children. The desire to empower themselves with zeal and zest despite disabilities was an eye opener for our students. They were highly motivated to see the physically challenged children dancing, playing, studying with the help of Braille language, communicating with sign language and exhibiting diverse skills.

The visit was a gratifying and a sout searching experience for the club members making them realize that the words ‘I can’ never immense power.





Career Guidance Workshop on LAW by Mr. Puneet Gupta

      
A career guidance workshop on Law was organised by Hillwoods Academy. Around 50 students of Class XII participated in it.
The workshop focused on taking legal profession as their career. The speaker threw light on how to enter into the profession, legal profession in India and abroad, various law colleges and employment opportunities available in this profession.
As the modern era is of specialisation, Mr. Puneet Gupta spoke on choosing specialisation and opportunities of being self employed. Apart from this he focused on usage of theoritical knowledge in practical life. He also enlightened students about personality development, vedic maths, geberal awareness and simplicity in life.
the workshop was interactive and finally students clarified their doubts related to legal profession.



Workshop on Student Teacher Rapport and Motivation

        

Ms. Asha Nayar, a renowned educational psychologist & counsellor conducted a workshop for the teachers of Hillwoods Academy on student teacher rapport. She covered almost all aspects of building rapport & motivating the students. The session began by sharing opinion about good qualities that one remembers about one’s teacher  & traits which one doesn’t like in a teacher. Construction of good self image & self esteem by the use of positive language and kind words was emphasized. She laid stress on the habit of praising in the class & scolding in private.

Qualities of a good teacher were discussed and inputs from survey done were added. It was followed by an activity to know your colleagues well. A list of favourites was filled by everyone & redistributed. Then each teacher was asked to identify the teacher whose list is given to her. Basics of social rapport – Communication skills, non-verbal & verbal communications, attitude, comprehensions & listening skills were discussed in detail and how they help in effective teaching. Intellectual rapport & multiple intelligence were explained and their importance in classroom teaching. The workshop was informative, effective & helpful in improving one’s skills and how to be an effective teacher.





School Health Form for Senior Student

Class X Result

Class XII Result

Orientation of Class XI

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR CLASS XI AT HILLWOODS ACADEMY

“To reach the destination one school should know the way to it.” To familiarize the students and parents with the various career options available to them, Hillwoods Academy organized an orientation for the parents and students of class XI on 30 June 2014, in the school theatre.

The programme began with a warm welcome extended to eminent speakers Dr. Ritu Narang and Ms. Rashmi Kumar. To make the session interesting and knowledgeable, ice-breaking session was conducted where Dr. Ritu Narang, a career counselor invited the views of the students, the career choices made by them. She informed the students as well as parents about the various avenues open for them in the future. She gave a success mantra as she disclosed the best way of planning for the career was to keep with oneself more than one option. The second speaker, Ms. Rashmi Kumar briefed the students and parents about the importance of correct parenting of the teenagers. She guided the parents about health; for her vision is greater than the baggage she motivated the students to have a clear idea of their goals in life. She urged the parents to be pro-active and have an emotional bank balance as it is better to listen first to the words then speak.

The headmistress of the school apprised the parents and students about class XI curriculum, assessment schedule, rules & regulations to be followed at all times.

The programme concluded with the encouraging words by the head of the institution. She congratulated the students for their board results and motivated them to continue the hard work. The session was appreciated both by students as well as the parents.

It helped them in having a broader vision empowering and enabling them to achieve their goals in life.





New Additions in School Infrastructure

Hillwoods Academy Student Participates in Youth Exchange Programme In Japan

Japan International Corporation Center had organised a youth exchange programme in association with Dept. of Environment, Delhi Government. The programme, JENESYS 2.0 on Environment Technology was an initiative to generate environmental awareness and conservation methods among the youth. Kartikey Arora from Hillwoods Academy along with 21 students attended the programme in Fukuoka, Japan.
Students were given first-hand information about new technologies used in Japan for sustainable development. Interacting with high school students undergoing Environmental science course was an invigorating experience for the students from Delhi. 
Visit to Kyushu University enlightened students about hydrogen powered cars which are eco-friendly. They also visited Nissan Motor Kyushu Co. Ltd. Plant to understand the production system which is based on eco technology. 
Staying with a Japanese family was a novel experience and a good exposure to Japanese culture. A final presentation on the learning process, its outcome and further plan of action was given by group leader, Kartikey Arora on the seventh and last day of their visit. 
An educative and informative trip, it has provided the students an indepth knowledge of Japanese environment friendly technology and how it can be implemented in India also. 


A great learning experience, the trip was immensely enjoyed by all the members and coordinators.





Hillwoods Academy Astronomy Club Observes 'Astronomy Day'

Students of Astronomy club learnt many new facts about astronomy IN THE YEAR 2013-14 and did hands on learning and finally the time had come to share it with other students of the school. On 12 May, 2014 Astronomy Club of the school in association with S.P.A.C.E. celebrated astronomy day in the school coinciding with the International Astronomy Week.


It was inaugurated by launching of the hydro-rocket by the head of the institution. All the students from class 6th to 8th observed it. Principal Madam appreciated the work done by astronomy club since its beginning 10 years back i.e., 2004. She also applauded the achievements of the students of club in various international and national astronomy projects.


Astronomy club members demonstrated how a real comet would look by making a replica of the comet in Comet Kitchen. To find the weight of different planets, they had different weighing scales for each planet where one can actually find the real weight, other students were surprised to see how light or how heavy they would be on different planets!! Students also displayed astronomy related software and the astronomy kit they had got as the support material for the activities. In safe solar observation students showed various safe methods of observing the sun, real time viewing of the sun through a telescope was the main attraction as visitors saw so many sunspots in real!, They also were part of a new concept in face painting with astronomy as theme, it was really nice to see them getting stars painted on their faces. .In the last phase of astronomy day, a movie on astronomy was screened and a very interesting quiz was organized. Students very enthusiastically participated in it. Club Coordinator Mrs Babita Kundalia remarked that it was indeed a very good learning experience for all the students.





Astronomy Club Activity - Sunday At Hillwoods Academy


Saturday 26th April was something special for the astronomy club students of the Hillwoods Academy club as for the first time they were going to organize and celebrate the SUNday as a part of GAM2014 (Global Astronomy Month 2014).
The programme started at 8:30 am with students making their own spectroscope with help of old cd/dvd and looking at the spectrum of the sun with these handy self made instrument.


Mr C B Devgun, President SPACE organization graced the occasion by interacting with the curious bunch of young minds who had so many questions to ask.
Later on the group shifted to the open courtyard where students setup the small refractors they had received in the kit and started projecting the image of Sun on paper. Some of them set up their own handmade ball projectors. They also made pin hole projectors and used solar goggles to view the Sun safely. A big telescope and sundial was setup by the Club Coordinator Mrs Babita kundalia to show the sun and concept of shadows and time to the whole school. It was attended by large number of students from other schools also who were very appreciative of the work done by the club. Around 300 students saw the sun through various instruments.





Hillwoods Academy Conducts Eco Seminar

     



“A clean environment is a human right like other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.”und it.”


Eco Seminar was organised in Hillwoods Academy on April 26, 2014 in which number of schools took active participation for the larger cause of conserving and preserving the environment. Dr. B. C. Sabat, Senior Scientific Officer, Dept. of Environment, Delhi Government was the distinguished guest. Mr. Ashish Jain, Director IPCA and Mr. Ajay Garg, Secretary IPCA conducted a workshop on segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. Mr. Ashish educated the students to segregate the waste and reduce, reuse and recycle. 


Ms. Priyanka Porwal from GIZ-IGEP informed the students’ ways to manage e-waste to reduce toxic and chemical substances and save mother earth. A pledge was taken by all present to owe allegiance to earth. An initiative was taken by the eco-club to honour the oldest tree, Bottle palm.
An array of activities were organised to sensitize students about environmental conservation, Logo designing, paper bag making, eco costume and nukkad natak all the competitive events helped students convey the message of environmental conservation. 
Eco village, ‘Paryavaran Gram’ was created portraying the usage of potter’s wheel, best out of waste, paper mache, nature game and wild animals. 
Visit to herbal garden, science park and recycling plant was made by all participating school children, teachers and distinguished guests was highly appreciated by all. Winners were applauded by the head of the institution and distinguished guests. 
The seminar ended on a solemn note with everyone pledging GO GREEN AND GO GLOBAL.





Investiture Ceremony At Hillwoods Academy Senior And Junior

“Trail blazers, the innovators, the torch – bearers bestowed with responsibility bring remarkable results.”
In Hillwoods Academy on 22nd April 2014, the newly appointed students Council was conferred duties and responsibilities who pledged to keep the ideals high of the school with utmost sincerety, loyality and devotion. Varun Sobti of class XII C and Mehak Tyagi of class XII B were sworn in as the new Head Boy and Head Girl of the school.rl of the school.
Discipline committee heads Nilay Srivastava and Rajasvi Chaudhary were given the responsibility of maintaining discipline in the school. Prateek Varshney and Ainika Jain were given the honours os school prefects. Kartikey Arora and Deepanshi Jain were assigned the task of conducting co-curricular activities in the school. Sports captain Shubhanjali was conferred the responsibility of motivating the students for participating in sports with zeal and enthThe newly appointed students’ council took the solemn oath of performing their duties with diligence and commitment. The head of the institution urged the students’ council to work in an exemplary manner for maintaining discipline in the school and upholding the ideals of their institution for others to follow.

JUNIORS

The primary school, Hillwoods Academy had its investiture ceremony on 22nd April, 2014 to delegate responsibility to the young enthusiastic learners. As education is the power to think clearly, power to act well in the world’s work and power to appreciate life, students are equipped and empowered to shoulder responsibilities from formative years. Newly elected Head Boy Ikjyot Singh and Head Girl Tanshi Jain were conferred the responsibility of primary school by the head of the institution. Sarthak Sharma and Priyani Kwatara were elected as sports captain and activity coordinator respectively. Bhumika Sharma was given the responsibility of the discipline in-charge.


A solemn oath was taken by all badge holders of students’ council to shoulder responsibility with sincerely and commitment. The Headmistress and Principal Madam urged all the students of Prefectorial board to perform duties assigned to them with utmost dedication and upholding the ideals of their Alma Mater.their Alma Mater.





Astronomy Club Activity - Safe Solar Observation

A session was conducted on "Safe Solar Observation" for the students of Astronomy Clubby S.P.A.C.E.organisation. With the help of visual presentation students were explained about the facts about the sun ,its structure, chromosphere, photosphere, corona etc. They were really excited to know about the properties of the Sun especially the huge size and the way it generates heat and energy. They also learnt about the sunspots as how these dark spots form on the sun. Students made their own pin hole camera to observe the sun. Students enjoyed watching sun using pin hole camera ,telescope and solar goggles.lescope and soBesides students were made aware about the Global Astronomy Month (GAM) which is being celebrated worldwide by astronomers without Borders.Students were encouraged to participate in GAM by contributing in writing astropoetry, astrophotos doing observations of Mars, Asteroid Vesta and Sun. Astronomy club is going to participate in the various activities in a very Big way for the GAM2014.





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