FUN GALORE AT SUMMER CAMP FROM 22ND TO 31ST MAY 2017
The summer break brought in an engaging and creative summer camp that was organized from May 22nd-31st, 2017. The students had a wide range of activities for all ages and choices in the year of “futuristic divergent thinking”.
Swimming lessons were ideal to beat the heat as well as learn the fundamentals of Swimming and Gymnastics taught the intricacies of concentration and discipline. The students displayed great learning and enthusiasm in learning Taekwondo. Skating attracted a lot of children who displayed zeal and zest for the sport. Badminton, Soccer and Basketball had a huge attendance of students. Yoga was actively pursued by many. From the field of Performing and Visual Arts, the students explored the nuances of Indian Music, Western dance, Indian dance, Pottery, Stitching, Cooking, Art and Craft.
On the final day, May 31, 2017, the parents were invited to see what their children had learnt and they witnessed that a lot of learning with fun had transpired. This summer camp imparted life skills to the students.
A delegation of sixteen students and two teachers, Ms Sharmila Gupta and Ms Kalyani Voleti attended the 20th ICSQCC Convention, at Sri Lanka. The Meet was a fruitful and memorable experience for the participants. It was an excellent opportunity for students, teachers and all quality enthusiasts to build knowledge of each other’s country, people and culture. It enabled students to acquire global awareness and skills to prepare them for being a perfect citizen of the world.
The students participated with lot of enthusiasm and preparedness. They bagged several prizes and were able to create a niche area in the forum.
JURAN AWARD for Case Study – Priyanka Lohia, Sivant Dosaj, Arnauv Gilotra, Ishika Agrawal, Vanya Duggal, Arush lall
There were several dignitaries who presided over the convention. The Chief Minister of Sabargamuwa Province, Hon. Mahiepala Herath, The Minister of Information Technology & Cultural Affairs, Hon. Prabath Bhanu Munipriya, The Secretary- Ministry of Education, Mr Maninda S. Weerasooriya, Provincial Director of education, S. Kuruppu Arachchi, President, World Council for Total Quality Excellence in Education Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, to name a few!
The students came back enriched with varied learning and ways to evolve as a total quality person!
Visit to Bikanerwala – EYP
Memories of the school educational trips are among the most prominent of the formative years because they are a welcome break from the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved.
As a part of the educational trip, Elementary Years Programme had organized a Manner Development Outing to ‘Bikanerwala’ in Sector 54 for the Nursery and Kindergarten children on 17th & 18th of May, 2017. The objective of the outing was to give the opportunity for experiential learning to the little ones, to make them learn the basic etiquettes, decorum and the appropriate behaviour at public places. It was a great learning experience for the children.
Bodily Kinesthetic Competition- EYP
“Practice like you have never won, play like you have never lost” – Michael Jordan
We truly believe that children are born with great passion and unique potentialities/ abilities; they can flourish if we believe in what they can do.
Keeping this in mind, Elementary Years Programme organised a Bodily Kinesthetic Event for Nursery and Kindergarten. The Inter-class Event was held on Friday, 12th May 2017. The races began with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. The students of Nursery had to run towards the mid-point of the track, where a basket was kept with an apron and two pegs in it. A rope was tied to the stands at the mid-point of the track. They had to fix the apron with pegs on the rope. After the pegging activity, they had to crawl under the rope and run towards the finishing line. The young athletes were full of zeal and excitement.
Kindergarten students had to balance the sack on their head and walk till the mid-point on the track, where two napkins were kept in a basket. The participants had to pick up a napkin in each hand and further walk balancing the sack on their head towards the orange hurdle. After crossing the hurdle, the participants had to walk towards the finishing line. They scorched the tracks with great enthusiasm. The little ones of Nursery and Kindergarten exhibited the true spirit of sportsmanship and participated with lot of energy and enthusiasm.
District Table Tennis tournament held at Heritage School on 14th May 2017
Our young table tennis player Sanjana Verma of grade IV C has done us proud by displaying her exemplary skills and bagging a gold medal at the district level table tennis tournament held at Heritage school in U-10 Category. She has qualified for the state level and will be participating in the same. Going by her caliber we are sure that she will grow up into a famous table tennis player in the future.
INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT HELD IN DUBAI FROM 11TH TO 15TH MAY 2017
Our young gymnasts Lavanya Jain of Grade XI has brought us laurels at the international level. She recently participated in the Emirates Cup for Rhythmic Gymnastics which was held in Dubai from 11th to 15th May 2017. She did us proud by bagging a Gold and a Bronze medal in the same. We wish her luck in all her future endeavors.
SPIC MACAY 2017
The Society for the promotion of Indian classical music and culture amongst youth. It is a non-profit organisation which promotes Indian Classical Music, Indian classical dance and other aspects of Indian culture to foster the growth of traditional Indian values. Spic Macay introduced the (lecture-demonstration) format to present Indian classical art forms in a comprehensive manner in front of today’s youth, which gives them an understanding of the basics of the classical art forms, and done away with the misconception that classical arts are difficult to understand. It organised a Santoor recital by Padmashree Pandit Bhajan Sopori & His Group on May 11, 2017 at Suncity School Gurgaon.
The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the distinguished guests and artists. The occasion turned out to be a superlative musical odyssey transcended into the realm of the sublime with distinguished Santoor player Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Tabla artist Padmabhushan Shri Mithilesh Kumar Jha and Pakhawaj artist Shri Rishi Shankar Upadhyay. Together they created magical chords and showcased a confluence of emotions, ideas and expression. It was also an enlightening session for the budding musicians as Pandit Bhajn Sopori interacted with the students and explained how and why Santoor is a special musical instrument. The occasion turned out to be a superlative musical odyssey transcended into the realm of the sublime with distinguished artists. The programme ended with question answer round. The artists were felicitated by Mrs Kunda Mahurkar, Gurgaon Spic Macay Coordinator and Mrs. Rupa Chakravarty the Principal of Suncity School Gurgaon. Several schools from Gurgaon region were invited to witness the propitious program.The recital was truly divine and was absolutely an incomparable experience for the audience.
LABOUR’S DAY- 2017
Labour Day was celebrated at Suncity School with sense of humility and awareness and acknowledgement of dignity of labour. The labour day lunch was managed for the workers by the newly elected student council members.It acknowledged their hard work and contribution to the school.
Workers were overwhelmed by this gesture and expressed their gratitude towards the school management,Principal, teachers and students for their endeavour. School principal Mrs Rupa Chakravarty thanked them for their consistent services. Cards of gratitude made by the students were presented to all as they left after lunch.
World Scholar’s Cup 2017
Suncity World School Gurgaon was proud to host the World Scholar’s Cup event on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of May, 2017. Over 500 students from 20 leading schools of Delhi NCR and neighbouring areas participated in this prestigious event. Students from Mayo College Ajmer, Modern School Vasant Vihar, DAV School, Delhi Public School, Shalom Hills International participated in the two day event that assessed proficiency in core subjects like Science, Social Studies, Arts and Music, Literature and History.
The competition consists of three rounds. First is the regional round that took place in Suncity World School, followed by a global round and the final round is scheduled to take place in Yale University, USA. The competition is aimed at Juniors (10-14 years) and Seniors (15 years and above) and has four main categories ie. The Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, Team Debate and Scholar’s Bowl. The top ten regional teams will be chosen to participate in the global round.
Ms Rupa Chakravarty, Principal, Suncity World School said, “The competition entails participation from the brightest minds across the world and is a test of all round development by the students”.