School today in no longer confined to class room instruction. We believe that school is about more than academic lessons and qualifications. Many of the most important lessons are those which students learn as part of team games, cross fertilizations of ideas, competitions and collaborative work.
To pave the way for such non-cognitive learning we organize a variety of competitions and cultural events which also support formal learning. A sense of belonging and loyalty are promoted in the students by dividing them into four different houses namely, Ganga, Chenab, Ravi & Chenab. Inter house competitions such as debate, recitation, fancy dress, group song, folk dance, rangoli, art and craft etc. provide learning experiences which enrich the educational and social development of the students.
Special morning assemblies arranged house wise on rotational basis is a forum for the students to address a large audience and express themselves. Every student is encouraged to participate indiscriminately with the intention of nurturing and developing inner talents. Conducting activity clubs allows the learners to pursue any interest of their choice.
Hand in hand with class-room education, such events provide the students with an chance to be part of a broad spectrum of activities which further the development of the “Complete Being”.
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents.
A Parent teacher meeting was organized by DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh on 11th May, 2019 for classes Nursery to XII. Parents met the class teachers and the subject teachers for a detailed feedback on the progress of their child. The main purpose of the meet was to create a common platform where parents and teachers could come together to enrich the student’s educational experiences and discuss various issues regarding holistic development of students.
The parents were quite delighted to know about the performance of their children. They expressed their satisfaction towards the school for providing facilities and encouragement for extracurricular activities which helped in overall development of their wards. They appreciated the efforts of Principal and the teachers towards enhancing the personality of the children.
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
The day which recognizes the essence of a mother, was celebrated on 10th May, 2019 in high spirits and merriment. This being one of those occasions that none of us can afford to miss, was zealously enjoyed by one and all. The children irrespective of nationalities, castes, cultures and genders have emotions binding them to their mothers.
Keeping this bonding sentiment in mind, a general assembly was conducted for classes 3 to 6 to celebrate this momentous day. Teachers made an earnest effort to in still the importance of mother in a child’s life through effective thematic presentations like group song, group dance and a skit.
The thought of the day was given by Vaishnavi Saxena. A beautiful poem was recited by Nishika Gupta and Ritwika Siakrwar. The student-choir sang an enchanting song- ‘Maa, meri maa, Pyari maa.’ A foot tapping dance was presented by a group of students which took the attraction of the audience. The most important part of this assembly was a small skit presented by two students. The performance was so marvelous and mesmerizing that everyone was filled with tears and collected the applause of all.
Our Principal, Ms Rajani Singh, inspired the children to inculcate virtuous deeds and resort to ethical ways that make the parents happy and contented. All in all it was an enjoyable and memorable day for each and everyone which left an indubitable mark on the innocent hearts.
Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh, celebrated 8th May as ‘World Red Cross Day’ on the birth anniversary of Sir Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of Red Cross Movement. A special assembly was conducted by Jhelum House for classes VII to XII. The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer, the thought of the day and news headlines. A speech was also delivered by Jewaria Tasneem.
In order to inculcate the value of help through the artistic skills, a ‘NUKKAD NATAK’ was presented by a group of students zealously. The skit focused on the ‘importance of blood donation’. Our Principal, Ms Rajani Singh, in her address, threw light on the significance of this day. She boosted the children to donate blood.
The Principal also appraised the participants of IIMUN by bequeathing them with accolades. Malvika of class IX A was honoured with gold medal for ‘Best Delegate’ while Kunjal Singh of class X C for ‘Verbal Mentioner’ by BLS International School, Hathras.The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
Inter House Taekwondo/Carrom Competition 2019-20
On 3.5.19 Friday our school had organised many competitions to give a platform to the students to encourage and motivate them. Students had enjoyed and learnt as well. Sports competitions are meant to embed the feeling of sportsmanship and togetherness. They compete each other with true sports man ship. Carrom is the game of mind. Which, gives a set target to achieve It is the way to teach a child team work and patience.
Inter House Solo Dance Competition 2019-20
On 3.05.19 solo dance competition was held in DPS CIVIL LINES, ALIGARH. In the competition of solo Dance they danced on folk song among the beats of Rap and western music of today they tried their level best to present the dance form. For that they had to select the folk song than dance on it. The idea behind it was fulfilled to introduce our culture and rituals to them.
Inter House Cooking Without Fire Competition 2019-20
On Friday- 3.5.19 cooking without fire competition was organised by DPS CIVIL LINES, many new recipes came forward Teachers and students both took part enthusiastically to prove their calibre. The feeling of competition itself a unique idea to achieve good products. It is a good concept to create an innovative nature in students. Without fire many items can be prepared. Sometimes students do the wonders. As they made chocolate cake with cookies, and daulat ki chaat with curd and caster sugar.
The International Workers’ Day, also called as Labour Day was celebrated at DPS Civil Lines, with great aplomb on 2nd May 2019. The general assembly kicked off with the workers’ welcome and acknowledging their hard work and contribution to the school. Prayer marked the beginning of the program followed by thought of the day, news headlines and a group song. Then, a speech and a poem by Khushi Jain and Bidisha Ghosh of class 12C respectively lauded the ceaseless efforts of the work force of the nation and the school in particular.
The event was designed to forge a better understanding of the labour community among our students who must learn to respect and appreciate their efforts. The students highlighted the historical events that contributed the emergence of labour rights and the significance of the day in the present scenario.
During this our Hindi teacher, Ms. Neeru Paliwal also threw light on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. She also advised the students to keep their classrooms, corridors and other places neat and clean.
Our Principal, Ms. Rajani Singh, showed her gratitude to the fourth class employees of the school for their commendable service. In her address, she acknowledged the contributions of the work force of the school for their continuous efforts for the welfare of the institution. She appreciated the hard toil put in by them throughout the year. At last the employees were presented with the beautiful cards made by our students as a mark of their affection and respect. The assembly proved to be a successful one as it was inspired and motivated by Mahatma Gandhi’s endeavors as well as service to this class.
Together for a Better Tomorrow.
Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh, was founded to promote and devote to its students, learning, growth and development. We value diversity within our schools and community, built on trust and participation with a sense of pride.
To live up to our ideology, Delhi Public School, Civil Lines, Aligarh, conducted an orientation programme for the parents of class IX to update them on the latest exam. Reforms, changes with regards to syllabus, and also to update them on the latest circulars of CBSE.
Presentations on Exam pattern, Blue prints, Books, changes in syllabus, Marking schemes, Latest CBSE circulars and many more topics were undertaken.
Exchange of Ideas, expectations, dreams, values were talked upon in the interactive session that followed.
When people come together as a team, share a dream and focus on enriching their goal, a lot is accomplished…..
As a step towards inspiring, educating and motivating children to act, a special assembly was conducted on 24 April, 2019 by the students of Ravi House to celebrate Earth Day. The assembly began with the student-choir singing a melodious song on the importance of this day. The thought of the day was spoken by Hetal Juneja of class 9A.
To dedicate this day to Mother Earth, a dance troupe performed on the theme “Return to Nature” which was well choreographed and kept toes tapping. The dance sequence exhibited the harm caused to our environment by mankind for their personal benefit, the ill effects of environmental pollution on living beings and showcased the solutions to save Mother Earth. The importance of Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Rethink, Reduce, was emphasized to protect and preserve our natural resources. A soulful poem with title ‘SAVE EARTH’ was recited by Janhavi Batra of class 12B on understanding our duties towards Mother Earth as responsible citizens of the country.
The Vice Principal, Mr. Chandrasekhar applauded the efforts of the children as well as tutors and urged them to be more responsible towards the environment. He told all how Mahatma Gandhi made his efforts to keep this earth neat, clean and pollution free. He also took a promise from the students that they along with their parents will adopt some potted plants in their own homes and nurture them to make a difference as every small effort counts. The assembly ended with the Principal’s motivating words: ‘Observe each day as Earth Day’.
Delhi Public School Civil Lines organized a ‘Welcome Assembly’ on April 1, 2019. The assembly began with prayer. This was followed by the thought for the day and news headlines. The students exhibited their excitement for the commencement of the new session (2019-20). Cheerful and sparkling words flew in the assembly to motivate the students and invigorate their spirits with optimism and dynamism. The teacher-choir group sang a mellifluous song specially composed for the students’ welcome.
The Principal welcomed the students and teachers and showered her blessings for the new session. They were congratulated for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The students were advised to raise the bar and focus on their new goals and aspirations. The new teaching staff was also introduced. Everyone was motivated to work harder to bring greater laurels to the school. The assembly was a celebration of school and education!
Inter Class Story Telling Competition 2019-20
The Story telling competition of classes Nursery-II was held on 1-5-19 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students were judged on parameters like creativity, presentation and uniqueness. The young enthusiastic story tellers armed with their props come forth with wonderful tales. While some stories gave the audience reinforced about moral values, Life history of Mahatma Gandhi and so on. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Fancy Dress competition Competition 2019-20
The Fancy Dress Competition of classes III-IV was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic for the competition was Freedom fighter of India. The purpose of providing them a stage, to speak in front of the audience has been successfully achieved. All the students participated and performed well. Students were judged on the basis of costume, confidence and presentation of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Gift Wrapping Competition 2019-20
The Gift wrapping competition of classes V-VI was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The students can be seen deeply engrossed in the activity, decorated their boxes with colourful papers, beads etc. The creativity was amazing. Students were judged on the basis of creativity and presentation of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Collage Making Competition 2019-20
The Collage making competition of classes VII-VIII was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students beautifully expressed their ideas on the topic Mahatma Gandhi-the power of influence. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Declamation Competition 2019-20
The Declamation competition of classes IX-X was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic is MAHATMA Gandhi-the apostle of peace/ Role of Gandhi in India’s Freedom Struggle. Students beautifully present their thoughts. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Inter Class Extempore Competition 2019-20
The Extempore Competition of classes XI-XII was held on 1-5-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students actively participated in the competition. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class English/Hindi Recitation Competition 2019-20
The English/Hindi recitation competition of classes Nursery-II was held on 10-4-19 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Beauty is the realm of the poetry; the children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, rhyme and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration the children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence. The competition inspired the children to come forward and recite on stage. The children came up with different poems and recited them with great zeal and enthusiasm. Students were judged on parameters like creativity, presentation and uniqueness. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class Poster Making Competition 2019-20
The poster making competition of classes III-IV was held on 10-4-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The main objective of the competition is to engross the hidden talent of the students. The student expresses their feelings in the form of quotation, painting etc. on the topic ‘I care for Mother Earth’. All the students participated and performed well. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class Slogan Writing Competition 2019-20
The slogan writing competition of classes V-VI was held on 10-4-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. The topic for the competition is ‘Save Earth/ Dharti Bachao’. The students can be seen deeply engrossed in the activity, enthusiastically expressing their views in slogans and conveying the topic using art and colour medium. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Judges appreciated and applauded the performance of the participants. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Intra-Class Creative Expressions Competition 2019-20
The creative expressions competition of classes VII-VIII was held on 10-4-2019 in DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh. Students beautifully expressed their ideas. Students were judged on the basis of creativity, presentation and uniqueness of the ideas. Students wrote self composed poetry and amazing creativity was reflected through their participation. The main aim of such competition is holistic development of a student. The competition provided excellent opportunity for enriched learning experiences beyond the curriculum. Different positions were given to them by the judges and they will receive certificates.
Delhi Public School Civil Lines celebrated Kindergarten Graduation Day on 16 March, 2019 . Tiny tots dressed up with nice attires performed different activities like music, dance and skit which was appreciated by all gathered.
The Chief Guest Mr. Mohanlal Agrawal, CMO, Aligarh was given a floral welcome by our Principal Ms. Rajani Singh and our Vice Principal Mr. Chandrashekhar. He, in his convocation address, complimented the graduates on their achievements, also congratulated the teachers for their dedication and hard work in shaping the students through education and other co-curricular activities.
The ceremony started with the smart kids of primary and pre primary dressed in graduation robes and mortarboards walking the stage. The glimpses of festival ‘Holi’ were also seen during the program. A group song ‘True Colours’ was also presented by our teachers.
The Principal along with the Chief Guest felicitated the students with Certificate of Graduation. In her address, the Principal blessed the children for their bright future ahead. Eventually, our Vice Principal rendered the Vote of thanks.
It was indeed a joyous and memorable day for not only the little ones but also for the parents and the mentors as they witnessed their children receiving their Diplomas from the guests.
A new mile stone is going to be erected in the long series of the achievements of DPS Civil Lines, as the school is organising an international exchange programme with French students. The team of 21 delegates (students) from France will reach DPS Aligarh on 14th October, 2017 and they will stay with their respective buddy partners from DPS Civil Lines and DPS Sr. Wing Aligarh. During their 15 days stay in India (from 14 to 28th October, 2017) they will enjoy the regular classroom teaching and visit different tourist places of India. This programme tends to promote international mutual exchange of educational, cultural and social background of the two countries. Likewise the students from DPS Civil Lines and DPS Sr. Wing Aligarh will go to France for 15 days from 6th to 21st December, 2017.
To celebrate the spirit of tourism and to motivate students to participate in activities showcasing tourism potential of Incredible India, Government of India launched a campaign Pryatan Parv from 05th October to 25th October 2017. The Parv aims at supporting tourism in India. Various activities were conducted as a part of the curriculum to celebrate Paryatan Parv in Delhi Public School Civil Lines, Aligarh.
“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity knowledge and wisdom in the pupils”- Ever Garrison
In tune with this thought the dedicated students of DPS Civil Lines, Aligarh celebrated the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on 4th of September, 2017. Assembly conducted by the students was dipped and coated with their love, respect and gratitude for their teachers. They gifted the handmade cards to their teachers along with the messages poured out in the form of words written in them. The Presidents of the student council Raghav Upadhyay and Nishchal Pujari also shared their feelings by a thanks giving speech. The assembly came to an end with the felicitation of the teachers and support staff, who won the Talent show and Face of the month and with an inspiring speech by the honourable Principal Ma’am encouraging the students to practice and uphold the values instilled in them, thus giving a true tribute to their mentors.
Areeba Sultan, student of class IV of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh won Gold Medal and brought laurels for the region and bagged the Third position in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand Zone in International English Olympiad 2016 and conquered Merit Certificate with INR 1667 award from Science Olympiad Foundation.
She was honoured by the Principal of DPS Civil Lines Aligarh, Mrs Raina Krishnatray in the school assembly with the Medal, certificate and prize money. Principal Mrs Raina Krishnatray expressed pride with the spectacular result of Areeba Sultan on this occasion and encouraged the students always to believe in themselves and exhorted to carry on with their pursuit of excellence to scale the greater heights.
Rakshbandhan is an occasion to celebrate the sacred bond of love and affection between siblings with lots of verve. The students and teachers of Chenab House conducted the assembly on 4th of August, 2017 and spread the message of love, affection, security and responsibility successfully among all. Students of Chenab House presented a play to portray the meaning and significance of this pious festival. In the end of this feast various small students passionately took part to tie beautiful Rakhies to honourable Principal Ma’am. The mirth that surrounded during the celebration was unsurpassed and carried the same aura throughout the day.
A grand Investiture Ceremony was organized on 22nd August 2017, to felicitate the student council members selected after the basic rounds of interaction and interviews. A colourful cultural programme was presented to celebrate the occasion. The Investiture ceremony connotes the self-reliance, confidence and buoyancy that the school consigns in the newly invested office bearers. They were conferred with badges and sashes by the respectable Senior Mistresses, eminent Vice Principal and honourable Principal Madam. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledged to render their duties to the best of their abilities. With the strong belief that the child centric approach will frame a responsible citizen, Principal Ms. Raina Krishnateray congratulated the newly elected Student Council and wished them for their future endeavours. She also exhorted them to uphold the values and motivated them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties.
From 15 May to 26 May 2016, the summer camp-Fun Fiesta was organized at DPS Civil Lines Aligarh in which the inert talent of the students in different domains was boosted up. Well supervised different activities including sports, band, dance, stage make-up, Karaoke, Science models, wall painting and food preparation were the main attraction. The Summer Camp was a great success when children went back overwhelmed after the valediction with lovely smiles on their faces.
Intra Class Competitions are conducted every month according to the schedule planned for the session (refer pg. 24 – 25 in the Almanac), to provide a platform to every student to face the audience and compete to prove their hidden talent. Intra class competition encourages the 100% participation of the students. It plays a role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. Students perform with utmost zeal and enthusiasm in various competitions and the winners are awarded with certificates.
4th July 2017 was the special day devoted to the celebration of VAN MAHOTSAVA. All the participants, teachers including teachers of Ganga House focused on the trees, plants and nature.
Since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life’s essentials, food and oxygen. As we evolved, they provided additional necessities such as shelter, medicine, and tools. Students and every member in the school pledged together to plant trees to get our streets, parks, playgrounds and backyards lined with trees to create a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environment. Besides all the relevant activities our respectable Principal, Vice Principal and Senior mistresses joined hands together in plantation in the school premises.
“Like a tree we each must find a place to grow and branch out”.
|1||Earth Day||April 21,2017||Friday||Ravi|
|2||World Red-Cross Day||May 5,2017||Friday||Jhelum|
|4||Rakshabandhan||August 4, 2017||Friday||Chenab|
|5||Independence Day||August 14, 2017||Monday||General|
|6||Teachers’ Day||September 4, 2017||Monday||General|
|7||Deepawali||October 13, 2017||Friday||General|
|8||Guru Nanak Jayanti||November 3, 2017||Friday||Ravi|
|9||Children’s Day||November 14,2017||Tuesday||Jhelum|
|10||Christmas Day||December 22, 2017||Friday||Ganga|
|11||Basant Panchmi||January 22,2018||Monday||Chenab|
|12||Republic Day||January 26, 2018||Friday||General|
INTER HOUSE COMPETITIONS 2017-18
|Date/Day||Group – A (III-V)||Group – B (VI-VIII)||Group – C (IX-XII)|
|April 28, 2017
|July 21, 2017
|Carom||Bouquet Making||Rock Band Presentation|
|August 25, 2017
|Best out of the waste||Cricket||Football (Boys)
Basket Ball (Girls)
|November 24, 2017
|————||Cooking without Fire||Cricket|
|December 15, 2017
INTRA CLASS COMPETITION 2017-18
Intra Class Competitions
|Date / Day||Nursery||Prep||I||II|
|April 26, 2017/ Wednesday||Field Event||Hindi Recitation||Fancy Dress
Theme- Earth Day
|July 19, 2017/ Wednesday||Hindi Recitation||Field Event||Rakhi Making||Card Making|
|August 30, 2017/Wednesday||Fancy Dress||Origami||English Recitation||Fancy Dress
Theme – Freedom Fighters
|October 25, 2017/ Wednesday||Fun with Shapes||Fancy Dress||Hindi Recitation||Story Telling|
|November 15, 2017/ Wednesday||English Recitation||Show and Tell||Candle Decoration||Diya Decoration|
|December 06, 2017/Wednesday||Colouring||English Recitation||Story Telling||Imagination with Paint Brush|
Intra Class Competitions
|Date / Day||III||IV||V||VI|
|April 26, 2017/ Wednesday||Mask Making
Theme- Saving Our Mother Earth
|Best out of Waste- Plastic
Theme- Save Environment
Theme- Save Earth
|July 19, 2017/ Wednesday||Rakhi Making||Rakhi Making||Thali Decoration||Thali Decoration|
|August 30, 2017/Wednesday||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions|
|October 25, 2017/ Wednesday||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test|
|November 15, 2017/ Wednesday||Wall Hanging||Clay Modeling||News Reading
Theme –Festivals of India
|December 06, 2017/Wednesday||Gift Wrapping||News Reading
Theme-Festivals of World
Intra Class Competitions
|Date / Day||VII||VIII||IX||X||XI||XII|
|April 26, 2017/ Wednesday||Poster Making
Theme –Swachh Bharat Sundar Bharat
Theme-The Ailing Planet
|PPT on “7 R’s of Environment||Costume Show
Theme Indian Culture and Tradition
Power Point Presentation
|July 19, 2017/ Wednesday||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions||Creative Expressions||
|August 30, 2017/Wednesday||Collage
|Power Point Presentation||
|October 25, 2017/ Wednesday||Slogan Writing
Theme:- Non- Violence Day
|Extempore||Rangoli Making||Speaker of the year
Importance of Indian Heritage
(Biology/Math/ Business Studies)
|November 15, 2017/ Wednesday||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test||
Mental Ability Test
|December 06, 2017/Wednesday||Extempore||Collage Making||Project
INTER HOUSE “BEST OUT OF WASTE” COMPETITION 2017-18
In order to make children aware of uses of waste material, and to give them a message on reducing waste to save environment, a ‘Best out of Waste’ competition was organized for students of Group A (classes III-V), where students participated and displayed their creativity using waste and used materials. Judges were amazed to see the talent of students. Jhelum House was declared First, Ravi House got Second position and Ganga House stood Third.
INTER HOUSE ROCK BAND PRESENTATION 2017-18
On the same day, participants of classes IX-XII, created such a melodious and harmonious environment in the school when it was the turn to present Rock Band Presentation. Foot tapping and spell binding performances by all the houses enthralled the audience. Ravi House grabbed First Position, Jhelum House was Second and Chenab House was at Third position.
INTER HOUSE POEM RECITATION COMPETITION 2017-18
Poem Recitation Competition was organized for the students of classes III-V on 28 April’ 17. Children of classes III – V chose different topics for recitation and exhibited their talent and confidence that the judges as well as the audience burst out with applause at every performance. Two participants from every house were selected for the round. Jhelum House won First prize, Chenab stood Second and Ganga was at Third position.