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”.
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.