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November Newsletter

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The month of November has been very engaging and satisfying in many ways. I would like to begin this edition of the newsletter with the words of Dr. Rajdeep Manwani who was the Chief Guest of Prospatheia 2013.

 

In his words, "People can take away the spark from your eyes, but never let them take away the spark from your heart”.

These words truly inspired the Dipsites and motivated them to never let their passion die. Spontaneity, brilliance, excitement, enthusiasm, creativity at its best…These are some of the words that describe Prospatheia 2013 – An Inter DPS  literary fest in which a plethora of activities were organized to challenge the minds of the students of classes VI-XII. Prospatheia is another success story and testimony to our students’ organizational skills, creativity and deep commitment. Parents who visited the different venues where they had Coffee with Shakespeare, witnessed the spontaneous plays , were a part of Oliver Twist’s life, actively participated in the literary games organized for them termed it as edutainment. A total of twelve competitions were organized and indeed competition between DPS South, DPS North, DPS East, and DPS Mysore was intense.  After an unconventional closing ceremony which was in the form of a radio show, DPS East were declared as the winners of the fest.

In continuation with our series of exchange programmes, Germans were extended a heartfelt welcome to India . 21 students from the partner school -Christoph-Jacob-Treu-Gymnasium in  Lauf, Bavaria visited India as a part of the project ‘Tell me your story- the healing hands of words’ .The project took them to NIMHANS in order to know more about the therapeutic side to storytelling. The Exchange Programme of 2013, helped the students to rediscover the bright side of learning.

November was an active month for our athletes. Our young swimmers distinguished themselves in the different events at the CBSE National Swimming Competition 2013- 2014 held at Rishikul Vidyapeeth, Sonepat, from 8th Nov to 11th Nov’13.The team made us proud by winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

The boys’ basketball team continued their winning streak when they won the 8th Sandeep Batavia Memorial Inter School Basketball Tournament held at DPS Sharjah from 23rd to 30th October 2013.  The Senior boys’ and girls’ teams emerged champions at the Indus Eagle Cup Tournament organized at Indus International school earlier this month. Mukul Mahindra was awarded the ‘BEST PLAYER’ in both tournaments. It is a matter of great pride that our school basketball coach Imran Ali Baig has been nominated as International Referee by the Basketball Federation of India and is currently in Sri Lanka for the Asian Cup tournament.

Medhini Bhat successfully led the school table tennis team to victory at the Inter – School Table Tennis Tournament organized by Sindhi High School, Hebbal.

It is essential for schools and parents to work together to foster a positive and caring outlook in our children today.  They are growing up in a world that is pervaded by negativity and cynicism.  The schools and homes have to provide a remedy to this negativity. This, of course, can be done by teaching values through example. Values are always implicitly being taught in the school and we need the constant support of the parents to do the same at home.

Values also mean respect for the rules; it has been noticed that students carry mobile phones to school. According to the policies framed by the CBSE, mobile phones are not allowed in the school. It is a kind request to the parents to ensure that their wards should not carry any gadgets to the school. Strict action will be taken by the school authorities in case of a default.

A word of caution for the parents…. Social media has changed the way people interact. Students who get involved in activities on social media sites while studying result in reduction in their focus of attention. This causes reduction in their academic performance, and concentration to study well. In the best interest of their children, parents are advised to be vigilant when their wards use the internet.

 

Looking forward to a positive engagement with our parents in providing our students with an engaging and stimulating school experience.

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