‘Potpourri’, an inter-school art jamboree was organised by Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, Gurugram in the month of February. Grade 5 students participated in the event ‘My Mind’s Heart ‘. Each participant had to design a poster depicting emotional well-being using mixed medium. They also had to write a slogan related to the topic as well as speak a few lines on their artwork. Navyasha Singh of class V H won the third prize in this competition. In the event, ‘Outside My Window’, Paridhi Yadav of class IV E won the first prize. In this event each participant had to create a 2-dimensional canvas artwork using any medium of the participant’s choice. The participants also had to speak about their artwork. The event provided students an opportunity to step out of their cocoons and spread out their wings to transform into magnificent butterflies. It was a proud moment for the students as they once again proved their mettle. The vivacity and brilliance of the
students was displayed through their outstanding performances. The competition was an enriching experience for the students of Shalom Hills International School. May all the success that has come their way lead them to bigger achievements in the years to come.
Skating team of Shalom Hills International School participated in G. D Goenka Sports Fiesta organized by G.D Goenka Public School, Sec-48 Gurgaon on 25/11/22.
The Skating team made us proud by securing 2 gold and 2 Silver medals. There were six students in the team. Aarin Shrotriya and Vaanya Jindal won the gold medal and Ved Roy and Himanshi Yadav won the Silver medal.
Overall it was a good experience for the students. The Shalom family is proud of their achievements and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.
STEM, a modern education policy, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and is a generic term used to group these multiple disciplines. By learning content from multiple disciplines, students are enabled to handle real-world applications.
Under the learned and visionary leadership of its Founder and Chairperson, the Shalom Group of Schools places a lot of importance on novel, innovative and futuristic concepts such as STEM. With the same vision, Shalom Group of Schools organised an inter-school STEM Quiz Competition- ‘Shalom Quizowizzies’ on November 17, 2022 for students of grades XI and XII.
The event commenced by invoking the blessings of the Almighty, and the Host, the renowned Quiz Master, Mr. Ajay Poonia being welcomed. The quiz was conducted in two stages. The first phase, the selection round, being a written test. The final phase of the Quiz was conducted in five interesting and innovative rounds with the six top teams, out of fourteen, challenging each other in a thrilling competition on the stage. The unanswered questions were passed to the audience who won surprise gifts for answering correctly.
With a nail-biting close competition, students of DPS Sushant Lok won the first prize while G D Goenka Public School finished at second position and the host Shalom Hills International School standing at the third place.
The winners were awarded trophies by Respected MD Ma’am. The Quiz master Mr. Poonia was felicitated with a token of gratitude. It was indeed an innovative and informative session for both participants and spectators.
A workshop is a good platform to address academic issues and challenges that support the stake holders to get deeper understanding on subjects and concepts. In connection with the same thought, Department of Mathematics, Shalom Hills International School, organised an online workshop as a part of Hub of Learning program. The topic of the workshop was ‘Back to Roots- A workshop on Vedic Mathematics’.
The workshop was conducted on 18 th November 2022 as an online session on Zoom platform. Students from several reputed schools, which are members of the Hub of Learning group, participated in the workshop. An introduction to the workshop and the topic was given by Ms. Geeta Pathak. Ms. Kavita Amit Chaudhary took over and delivered the rest of the session. The session covered the fundamentals of Vedic Mathematics and three powerful calculation tricks which could help the students a great deal in their problem-solving process.
Every trick was followed by a practice question which the students solved with the help of the tricks they learned.
The students actively participated and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Towards the end, the students put their thinking cap on to solve a mind-boggling riddle. The workshop concluded with an informative video showing advanced Vedic math techniques and how these could help the students.
The workshop was a fun learning activity which provided the students not just information but hands on practice too.
Inter-School Karate Championship was organized on 18 th and 19 th November 2022 at Rose Land Public School, Gurgaon. There were 15 schools which participated in the tournament. Students of Shalom Hills International School won prizes in different categories.
Lavesha Bansal I F , Achinthya Saxena IV A , Prarthna Kapoor V A, Avjot Kaur V F, Phalak V D. Atiksh Gupta IV F won the Gold medal in Kumite event.
Aanav Sharma II A , Satvik Gomber II B, Avika Jindal 5 H, Kshitij Rao VI C, Mehtab Singh VI E won the silver medal in the Kumite event. Akshaj Nath Nagar II D , Diya Mittal V A won the bronze medal in the Kumite Karate Championship. Lakshay Bansal III C and Mohammed Meerab III E also participated in the competition. The Shalom family is proud of their achievements and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.
GLITTER LITERATI FEST was organised by Ajanta Public school, Gurugram on 5 th November 2022. The aim of the fest was to provide a platform for young students to learn, test, compete and corroborate their prowess through language. Also, to give students a plunge into the world of adroitness through language, literature and Technology.
The event provided students an opportunity to focus on leveraging all educational tools to engage in the immersive learning experiences. Students from classes III to XII participated in the various events as per their category. Various schools participated in the different events across all categories. The fest was divided into two rounds, Preliminary and Final round. Preliminary round was an online video round and Final round for the selected students was conducted offline in the host school on 5 th November. Syed Zaina Arif of class IV H came first in ‘Monologue’. For the monologue theme was SDG- Goal 05 Gender Equality – Women Empowerment. Zaina played the role of Ms. Ruma Devi from Barmer, Rajasthan. Ruma Devi is known for her contribution in changing the fate of thousands of underprivileged women in Rajasthan. Syed Zaina Arif was very confident during her presentation. The competition was a great learning experience for the students of Shalom Hills International School. Such competitive events open doors to innovation and exploration for students to learn and grow.
“Yesterday's impossibilities became today's achievements”.
An Inter-School event was organized by the Scottish High International School on 29th October 2022.
The English quiz – ‘QUIZZERIA’ consisted of five rounds covering Shakespeare and his Writings, Contemporary Indian writers in English and their writings, Complete the proverb, Guess the Idiom and taboo. Each team consisted of three participants and there were thirteen teams.
The Hindi quiz – ‘PRASHNOTTRY’ consisted of eight rounds covering Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Mahadevi Verma, Kabir Das and Premchand life introduction and their writings, Muhavare, Paryayvachi Shabd, Vilom Shabd, Visheshan, Ling, Vachan, Sangya, Hindi Sankhya, Bhartiy festival, Hindi Calender (Tithiyan, Mahine) Ramayan or Mahabhart ke Patra. Each team consisted of two participants and there were eleven teams.
The quizzes aimed at providing a platform for the participants to exhibit their knowledge in the subjects beyond their textbooks and academic syllabi. It was a fun and quick way of testing the literary and language-based skills of the participants and inculcating team spirit amongst them. The questions put forth to the teams were captivating and exciting.
Shalom Hills International School bagged the second position in both the events. The Shalom quizzers, Ishita Sethi, Anjali Soni and Advait for the English quiz, and Vandit Singla and Aryan for the Hindi quiz, were elated to receive the trophies.
Playing sports holds a great significance in enhancing our lives, especially for growing children. As a student, one has to face many challenges and playing sports prepares students for future challenges by providing them with physical and mental strength.
8 th Inter Club Karate Championship was held on 17 th October 2022 organized and approved by Sanshinkan Karate Academy, India. This was a prestigious competition in which Atharv Mahajan of Shalom Hills International School (Class IV F) won two bronze medals. The Shalom family is proud of the tremendous efforts and achievements of Atharv who participated in this prestigious competition and wishes him all the best for his future endeavours.
“Winning is more than outpacing the opponent; it is maximizing your potential to the
fullest of your ability.”
In sync with the aforesaid, The Shri Ram School, Aravali, hosted an inter-school event, ‘Shri Utsav’, on October 14, 2022.The event witnessed participants from many eminent schools of NCR in the Choreography and Theatre competitions.
Gracefully dressed in colourful costumes the students displayed their effervescent talent. The Shalomite Choreography participants performed energetically to illustrate the episode of ‘Abhimanyu Vadh’ from the Mahabharat. The dancers stole the hearts of the audience with Mayurbhanjh Chhau Dance from the Mayurbhanjh district of Orissa. The choreography, rhythm, synchronization and presentation of all the students was exemplary. Showcasing a vivid amalgamation of the two folk tales ‘The Little Riding Hood’ and ‘Aladdin and His Magical Lamp’ the participants of the Theatre Round transcended the audience to the story land of fables and magic.
The students brought accolades for school by winning the ‘Best Choreography’ award. The icing on the cake was the main trophy which was also lifted by the shining stars of Shalom Hills International School as they secured the first position in the Choreography competition.
There is no doubt that the experience was enriching. Our students got to learn more about Dance and Drama.
A tech symposium ‘SHISTECH’ was organized by Scottish High International School, Gurugram on 7 th and 8 th October 2022. Many prominent schools participated in the several competitions that were organized.
The scholars of Shalom Hills International School participated in three events namely, CodeEclipse, Hacktrack and Bladestorm and performed remarkably well. Avyansh Ralph (IX) and Soham Bansal (X) bagged the third position in the event, Hacktrack. This event was based on innovative and thinking abilities of the competitors, collating their problem-solving, software and mechanical skills into one inclusive competition.
A few workshops were conducted for the teachers as well. The workshop ‘Mobile Story telling techniques’ proved the most informative and fruitful. It was an elevating experience for all the contestants as well as the educators.
Hindi Olympiad foundation New Delhi had organized online international Olympiad 2021-22. The participants performed very well and were awarded medals and certificates. The winners of the Hindi Olympiad were Avika Narang of grade 1 who won the Gold medal. Aarav Singh and Ekagrah Sinha of grade 3 were also awarded the Gold medal. Shreyansh Goyal of grade 1 received a certificate for his commendable performance in the Olympiad.
Shalom family is proud of their efforts and achievements and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.
Gems International school, Gurugram organized a plethora of activities through its Inter School Competition, “CHRYSALIS” a festival of Early Childhood Care and Education. The event provided students an opportunity to step out of their cocoons and spread out their wings to transform into magnificent butterflies. Students from classes Pre-Nursery to grade II participated in the various events as per their category. Around 1000 children participated in the different events across all
categories. Top five Exemplary Performances were announced across the different categories. It was a proud moment for the students as they once again proved their mettle. The vivacity and brilliance of the students was displayed through their outstanding performances.
Students of Shalom Hills International School bagged the exemplary performances in different categories. Pritisha Srivastava (Nursery) event- ‘Tongue Wagging’, Ivaan Sharma, Mariyam Fatima, Ridvik Parmar and Rhythm Shah of KG won accolades for their performance in the event –‘Merging Boundaries’. Kashvi Sharma (Grade 1) event-‘Game-o-Thon’, Reva Upadhyay (Grade 2) event-‘Mono-acting’, Dhairya Nitin Sharma and Kairav Gujral (grade 2) event ‘0124 Gurugram Radiocity’.
The competition was an enriching experience for the students of Shalom Hills International School. May all the success that has come their way lead them to
bigger achievements in the years to come. Congratulations!
An inter-school competition, SUPERNOVA-2022, was organized by American
Montessori Public School, Gurgaon. Many schools participated in the various
competitions that were organized.
The participants from Shalom Hills International School won prizes in many of the
events they participated in. The First Positions were secured by Oshin Sharma (V)
and Radhika Batra (XII) in the events Sur Sangam and Mathematical Memes
respectively. The Second positions were bagged by Anaira Sharma (KG) in the Clay
Modelling event, Vandhana N (I F) in the Story Telling event, Inaya Sidana of class
II D in the Drawing competition and Atharv Sarraf (VIII) & Dherya (VIII) for
Congratulations to all the position holders! The Shalom Family is proud of their
efforts and achievements.
A moment to rejoice once again, as Mysha Malhotra of class III F bagged Gold
Medal in BRAINOBRAIN FEST 2022 "131 Regional ABACUS competition held on
7th August at RPS international school Gurgaon. It is indeed a moment of pride!
Abacus education improves the skills of Visualization (photographic memory),
Concentration, Listening, Memory, Speed, Accuracy, Creativity, Self Confidence,
and Self-Reliance resulting in Whole Brain Development. The Shalom family is
proud of her efforts and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.
Open Roller Skating Championship was held at Shivay Sports Academy in the
month of August. Many schools participated in the skating competition. Shalom
Hills International School won many awards in the event. The winners of the
skating championship were:
Aarin I G – Gold
Ved Roy KG – Bronze
Vaanya II G- Gold
Nishk II D – Bronze
Aahana II A- Silver
Tasheen II D- Bronze
Prathna V- Bronze
Pratham VI - Bronze
The Shalom Family is proud of their efforts and achievement and wishes them all
the best for their future endeavours.
SPLENDOUR-2022 an inter-school literary festival was organized by Summer Fields School in the month of August. Many schools participated in a number of events. Rishika Singh of IV G Shalom Hills International School won the second prize in the ‘Characters Enactment Event’. In this event the participants had to choose any character of their choice from the book –Alice in Wonderland. Rishika was dressed up as the famous character ‘Mad Hatter’ from the story. Her costume, use of colourful props related to the theme was appreciated by all.The Shalom Family is proud of her efforts and achievement and wishes her all the best for her future endeavours.
SAMVID-2022 was organized by Rotary Public School which had a number of events in which schools could participate. Shalom Hills International School participated in two events ‘Aqua Impactica ’and ‘The joy of dressing isan Art’.In the Aqua Impactica eventstudents made a PPT using geometrical shapes to show life under water.They showcased a story wherein sea creatures are conversing with each other about the activities done by humans that have disturbed their ecosystem. In the end of the story, innovative measures to conserve life below water were shown. In ‘The Joy of Dressing is an Art ‘event Aarna Soni of grade 4 dressed up as a girl belonging to the Chang tribe of Nagaland and showcased the traditional eco-friendly jewellery of the Chang tribe. Shreyansh Banger V D and Miraya Gupta V C won the first prize in the Aqua Impactica event. Aarna Soni 4 H got the first runner up prize (second position) in the ‘Joy of Dressing is an art’event.
The Shalom Family is proud of their efforts and achievement and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.
Inter school Multiple Intelligence Fest was organized by Amity International School, sec- 46, Gurugram on 27th August 2022. The aim of the fest was to nurture as well as explore the multiple intelligences. This event provided the students with a platform to augment their innate intelligence through various competitions.
Students from grade I-V participated in the event and won many prizes. Diyaan Nahak and Advik Lunia (Class V) won the third prize in the Inter School Competition 2022 (RAINBOW OF EQUANIMITY- MI QUIZ) . Sanskriti Thaman and Vivaan Franky(Class lIl) got the second prize in the Inter School Competition 2022 (RADIONICS- Radio Show) . Kabeer Singh,Dhriti Sharma, Avika Narang and
Reyaansh Singla (Class Il) won the second prize in the Inter School Competition 2022 (THINK – TAC - TOE). Divyanshi Swain, Kyra Taneja, Spiti Sharma and Naman Agarwal(Class I) won the third prize in the Inter School Competition 2022 (MIA FAMIGLIA – SKIT).
The overall result of MI Fest-2022 organised by Amity International School, Sector 46 was:
Class I (skit Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam) : 3rd Position
Class II (....) : 2nd Position
Class III (Radionomics) : 2nd Position
Class V (MI Quiz): 3rd Position
OVERALL WINNER TROPHY was awarded to Shalom Hills International school.
The Shalom Family is proud of the efforts and achievements of all the students and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.
Only those who attempt, can achieve the impossible.
Goonj was the online fest hosted by DPS MarutiKunj Gurgaon, where our Shalomites participated and brought laurels to our school by bagging the 3rd position in the event amidst tough competition.
The participants were grade V students Yajushi Shukla and NishikaMallah. Their level of confidence and clarity of idea along with the master artistry seemed flawless.
Their school along with their peers hail their achievement and look forward to many more such triumphs.
Graffiti event was held on 16 th May 2022 at DAV Public School, Sector 49,
Gurugram, Haryana. It was an online competition in which several schools
participated. Children showcased best of their work and created paintings on
‘Poverty’ using MS Paint. Ojas Joon of class III F and Anuvrat Thakur of class III E
represented our school and secured 3 rd place in this competition. The Shalom
family is proud of the tremendous efforts and achievements of both the
students who participated in this prestigious competition and wishes them all
the best for their future endeavours.
The Shalom athletes participated in the inter-school Athletics Championship organized by the Pathways School, Gurgaon, with great zeal and enthusiasm. Our children participated in three age Categories – U-11 Boys & Girls, U-13 Boys & Girls & U-15 Boys & Girls.
Coached by Mr. Ankit Yadav (Boys Coach) and Ms. Serena (Girls Coach), the children competed in 21 events against 10 schools. The determination, skill and speed of the athletes won them 14 medals, 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze, in the events they participated in.
Congratulations to the Shalomite Athletes!
The World Scholar’s Cup is an international team academic program which chooses an interdisciplinary theme yearly. The students are required to study six different subject areas (Science, History, Social Studies, Art and Music, Special Area, and Literature), based on the theme. The theme for this year’s WSC is “A World Renewed”.
The teams from Shalom Hills International school undertook a learning pursuit in the World Scholar’s Cup held at DPS International School from April 09, 2022 to April 11, 2022. The three days' experience truly gave our students a chance to delve deep and channel their passion and motivation to learn and achieve.
The event commenced with an Opening Ceremony and a briefing session on the World Scholar’s Cup. The participants, segregated into Junior and Senior Teams, were engaged in the Collaborative Writing, Scholar’s Challenge events, and Team Debates. The event ended with the Awards Ceremony in which many students won laurels and acclaim.
Through the assiduous efforts of the students, Shalom Hills International School was able to bring home 50 gold medals, 82 silver medals and a trophy for 4th rank in Scholar’s Challenge. Apart from this, two of our students also got selected as panelists for the Debate Showcase. Six teams across the senior and junior divisions qualified for the global rounds scheduled to take place later this year (June).
The regional round of the WSC was a true celebration of learning!
Creative effort is the root of all achievement. Victory is the motto of all Shalomites as they move with steadfast approach and accomplish their set goals. With immense pleasure we wish to apprise all that our students Sara Singh of Grade IV A and Aakriti Soni of Class V H participated and outshone in the Inter School MIME Competition, 2021-22 organized by Suncity School Gurugram. They bagged the first position in the Event- “Act of Silence” based on the theme of SDG-12 Responsible Consumption and Production, and second position in the ‘Wear your Design’ category, respectively.
The Shalom Family extends their Heartiest congratulations on this remarkable achievement, and is proud of their efforts and achievement and wishes them all the best for their future endeavors.
Aadya Sapra of class IV B participated in the Inter School Competition SVMC 2021-22 organized by Cambridge Foundation School and secured the First position in the event titled ‘Rhythmical Quest’. Competing with a large number of schools, Aadya qualified for level II of the competition. The topic given to her was ‘Nouns’.
Using proper voice modulation, stress and intonation while reciting her poem, Aadya won the appreciation of the judges and audience.
The Shalom Family is proud of her efforts and achievement and wishes her all the best for her future endeavours.
Aarav Singh of grade III-D participated in the Annual Inter-School Quiz 2021 organized by Curious Times (School Newspaper and Magazine)
The Inter School Quiz was held online between 18th - 28th December 2021 for the junior level. The event provides a platform to the participants to improve and apply their skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover latent talents and personal aptitude in the world of Sports, Science, General knowledge, Entertainment, etc.
A large number of students from all over the India had participated in the event.
Aarav Singh bagged several positions in different quizzes are as follow:
First Position in the Junior Level Sports Quiz
Second Position in the Junior Level Science Quiz
Second Position in the Junior Level Entertainment Quiz
Second Position in the Junior Level General Knowledge Quiz
The Shalom Family is proud of his efforts and achievement and wishes him all the best for his future endeavors.
Achievement - TECHNOCON-2021
November 27, 2021
Aarav Singh of grade III-D participated in the Inter School Competition TECHTOCON 2021 organized by The Modern School, Faridabad.
The Inter School Online IT Competition ‘TECHNO-CON-Do IT Make IT Experience IT’, was held live on November 16, 2021 for the young techno dexterous. The event provided a platform to the participants to showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover latent talents and personal aptitude in the world of computer and technology.
A large number of schools had participated in the event. Aarav Singh was selected for the PIC ART event in which the topic was given on the spot and the child had to make a poster either on Tux Paint or MS Paint. Aarav created a wonderful poster in Tux Paint on the given topic – Underwater Sea Life and achieved the Judge’s Choice award in the competition. The Shalom Family is proud of his efforts and achievement and wishes him all the best for his future endeavors.
An Inter School Olympiad on the topic ‘Epics of Ancient India’ was hosted by Bal Bharti Public School, Noida. In this event Arnav Bhardwaj of grade V participated. Under the abled guidance and hard work of his Hindi Teachers, numerous practice Quizzes and discussion sessions, Arnav performed extremely well in the first and second rounds that took place through google forms on 27th, 28th and 29th October, 2021.
Another young Shalomite participated in the event ‘Weave a Tangram Tale’. The first round was held on 20th October, 2021. Maira Ahmar of grade V had to narrate a story with a moral, supported with the help of tangrams that depicted the various characters from the story. Maira made the school proud by attaining the 4th position in the first round and then moving to the second round. The second round was held on 28th October and was an MCQ based round.
Darsh Bhatnagar of class 3E participated in the Panchtantra Olympiad Competition that was held on 27th, 28th and 29th October 2021. The competition took place in 3 rounds. Darsh qualified 2 rounds and went for the final round. The quiz was quite exciting and based on the stories of Panchtantra. Darsh made a nice effort and enthusiastically participated in the competition.
Atharv Khare of grade III-C participated in the Inter School Competition TECHTONIK 2021 organized by Suncity School, Sector 37D, Gurugram.
The competition was dedicated to the United Nations “Sustainable Development Goals” keeping in mind the spirit of innovation, responsible & empathetic individuals, adaptability to change ensuring not only the intellectual, social and emotional development of students but also to unlock their creativity, teamwork, leadership and critical thinking skills.
A large number of schools had participated in the event. Atharv Khare selected the making of E-poster in Tux Paint on the topic ‘Raise awareness towards Conservation of the Marine Ecosystem’. He received the First Position in the competition. The Shalom Family is proud of his efforts and achievement and wishes him all the best for his future endeavors.
The students of Shalom Hills International School brought laurels to the school by securing Second position in the Club Fest’21 organized by Heritage School on 30th October, 2021, in the event ‘LitCon’. Kahini Desai (VIII E), Astryl Nazerath (IX D) and Jasmine Yadav (XI – E) collaborated to achieve the remarkable triumph.
It was a literary debate competition in which the students were assigned a certain character from a book or series and had to debate as a team while correctly representing their character portfolio. Shalomites displayed techniques and intricacies of debating and research by qualifying all the 4 rounds and achieving second position out of 16 teams.
An online Inter-School competition ‘VIBGYOR 2021’, was organized by Summer Fields School on 10th October 2021. A series of events and competitions were hosted in the first week of October. The competitions were open for children from grade 1 to 5 in different categories.
Shalom Hills International School was the winner in most of the categories. The different awards won by the students were:
Eshaan Sanjay Nayak of grade V bagged the first position in the ‘Mime Act’. The topic for the act was ‘Stuck in drought’. Eshaan displayed an exemplary performance and won the heart of the judges.
Mohd. Usman Siddiqui of grade IV A won the second prize in the Role Play event where he was dressed as Captain Planet and spoke about how he would save Earth from pollution.
The Shalom family is proud of the tremendous efforts and achievements of all the students and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours. May all the success that has come their way lead them to bigger achievements in the years to come. Congratulations!
Shalom Hills International School Wins Accolades at Inter-School Competition ‘Reverie-2021’
Inter-school events play a major role in motivating students to perform, excel and gain confidence. Students of Shalom Hills International School, participated in an Inter School Literary Competition “Reverie’2021” organized by Modern Vidya Niketan Sr. Sec. School Sector - 17, Faridabad on 25th September 2021.
Siya Chawla (X-C) and Vidhi Narang (XE) brought accolades to the school bybagging the First position in the event ‘The Bard Beckons- As You Like It’. The students had to create something new and fresh and spill the imagination in words by adding a twist to the foretold tales of William Shakespeare. Siya and Vidhi portrayed the characters of Brutus and Julius Caesar respectively. The students spoke with immense confidence, clarity and profoundness.
Powerhouse of creativity, the learners of SHIS proved to be even great stores of resilience, perseverance and determination in the event.
“Change can create beautiful things. Embrace it and realize all the new possibilities it has to offer.” -Chris Richardson
The world is a challenging place that instills growth through change, alteration, transformation, and revolution. Keeping this in mind, GEMS International School, Gurugram, announced its first ever - Early Childhood Education Festival “Chrysalis - Change is Inevitable”.
The school organized a plethora of Inter School Competition on the virtual platform focussing on Early Years Foundation Stages Curriculum Framework. The programme was based across seven key learning areas - Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design.
The competitions were a fusion of talent, imagination, creativity and alertness. Shalomites from classes I and II participated in various events as per their category. As the participants expressed themselves, their creativity and unbridled imagination, brought alive their emotions and created a palette of colours.
The students who bagged top positions in different categories:
Ruhani Yadav (I-F) – “I care for my planet”, Aahana Yadav (I-H) – “A letter from a friend”.
Atharva Singh (II C)- “Plan and Budget”, Ananya Goyal (II E)- “Science through Dance” and Aarav Singh (II J)-Object like me”.
The competition was an enriching experience for the students. May all the success that has come their way lead them to bigger achievements in the years to come. Congratulations!
An online Inter-School competition, ‘Literary Fest 2021- Reverie’, was organized by Modern Vidya Niketan Senior Secondary School.
Children from the primary classes participated in different categories and gave their best. The participants prepared zealously to excel in their respective events. Some of these were live, while for some events, recorded videos were sent.
It was a proud moment for the Shalomites as our students Parth Nandvanshi of Class-I, participating in Guruvani - Vachanamrit and Suhansh Kanwar of Class-II, participating in Divine Feats- Indian Epics Retold, bagged the Third and Second Positions respectively.
Their performance was commendable. We wish them good luck for many more future endeavours like these.
The competition was an enriching experience for the students.
MRIS, Mayfield Gardens, Gurugram organized an exciting Artie Partie, a virtual Art & Craft Workshop in association with Pidilite for children wherein they could think, develop skills and become more confident while having fun along with music session. The session was led by Ms. Meeta Rampal, a renowned art & craft resource person.
All the children enjoyed the session and participated whole heartedly. They shared their views and gave meaning to their imagination through their creativity. The workshop ended with the Best Selfie Contest where children clicked their pictures and got exciting prizes. All the participants have been awarded with e-certificates.
Aishwarya Gupta, of class III A, won the competition with her mesmerizing artistic talent.
We are proud of her achievements.
‘An empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description’
Phalak Narang of class IV E and Archisa Das of Class II participated in the Inter School Competition- IHS- Hindi Interschool Fest, organized by Imperial Heritage School, Dwarka.
Phalak Narag secured the First position in the event titled Poster Making on the theme ‘Nari Sashaktikaran’. She made a beautiful and creative poster and impressed everyone by reciting a poem with lots of expressions.
“A good story can imbibe the right values in the most impressionable age.”
Archisa Das of class II, spell bound all with her story narration skills and story line in the Hindi Story narration event on the theme ‘Bhartiya Mulyon ka Khazana’, bagging the First Position in the event.
The Shalom Family is proud of their efforts and achievement and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.
Heartiest congratulations to our shining stars!
Shalom Group of Schools believes in empowering its students to be lifelong learners and productive members of an ever-changing society. To arm the students with appropriate skills and a wide range of opportunities, Shalom Group of Schools organised its Annual Inter-School Competition – Shalom Conclave: EUNOIA’21.
“EUNOIA’21” unveiled a platform with a plethora of events aiming to unbridle imagination. Out of a variety of vivacious events, Shalomites outshined themselves and bagged prizes in the following categories.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ? Plato. With this mindset, Music Rendition- Shalomelody was conducted with theme “Peace and Hope” for Grade 3 students where our budding singer, Mariyam Wasil (III-H) bagged the Third Prize.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Martha Graham. Anwesha Dutta (V-C) and Arni Singh (IV-G) presented the importance of World Peace by swaying and swirling with dance and secured Second Prize in Shalom Balletomane.
Heartiest congratulations to our budding artists.
At SHIS, our endeavor is to always lead from the front and keep our flag soaring high.
Shalomites actively participated in a Pan India Inter School Competition organized by Cambridge Foundation School. Students from grades V enthusiastically competed with other participants in the online quiz event - Quiz-O-thon. The First-Round was conducted on the Dare2Compete platform.
The top 6 contestants with maximum correct answers in the least time were selected for the Final Live Event. We are delighted to share the exciting news of one of our shining stars who has brought laurels to the school by showing his exemplary performance in the event and bagged third position in the mega event.
The entire Shalom family conveys heartfelt wishes to the young achiever, Samarth B Kumar of the Primary wing (Class V H) for the laurel earned and making our institution proud.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
An online Inter-School competition ‘Pratibimb 2021’was organized by G.D. Goenka school. A number of live events as well as other competitions were organized as part of Pratibimb 2021. Children from grades 1 to 5 participated in different categories and gave their best.
Shalom Hills International School was the winner in most of the categories. The different awards won by the students were:
Avika Jindal of class IV D secured the First position in the event titled “Favourite Literary Character”. Avika selected Willy Wonka as her favourite literary character from the famous book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Teerth Vashisht of class 2 won the second prize in the Eco Rap event.
Advika Garg of class 2 won the third prize in the Magical Feet event.
Saanvi Sharma of class 4 won the third prize in ‘Around the world-Fusion Dance’.
In Martial Arts event Ekagrah Sinha of grade 3 won the second prize.
Finally, Anagha Nithya of class 1 secured the first position in the ‘Open Mike ‘event.
The Shalom family is proud of the tremendous efforts and achievements of all the students. May all the success that has come their way lead them to bigger achievements in the years to come. Congratulations!
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Debating is the perfect opportunity to help people develop their leadership and communication skills. It’s what makes the youth learn more about their potential, and Shalom Hills International School believes that every Shalomite is a rising leader.
On 31st and 1st July 2021, students from Grade 8th in the CUBS category as Epic Negotiators - Kahini Desai, Bhavya Gupta and Khushi Rajwani and from grade 12th in the LIONS category as Trident - Adarsh Nair and Pranav Amit Prasad participated in the Maha Behas 2021.
The students dynamically participated in all the rounds qualifying to the finals going to be held in 2022. Two of the speakers also qualified as the best speakers – Bhavya Gupta in the 28th position and Kahini Desai in the 5th position.
Their zeal and gusto were appreciated by one and all.
Shalomites actively participated in a tech-based inter-school competition organized byLotus Valley International School on 31st July2021. Students from grades IX-XII enthusiastically competed with 80+ schools from NCRas part of this diverse tech-skill implementation competition.
There were 8 events, namely, “Lensensation”, “Warriors of Verdansk”, “The Parallax Engine”, “Cryptohunt”, “ProCodr”, “Radvertisement”, “Lotus Film Festival” and “Notion Discourse”, all encapsulating topics from photography, cinematography, gaming, encryption, programming, web developing and even debating. The opening ceremony gave an insight into the aim and vision behind the inception of “Binary Bots”. It commenced with impactful speeches from the Founder and Director of the school. The event culminated with the prize distribution ceremony.
Shalomites succeeded in bagging the first position in the debating competition and second position in web developing amid high competition. Anvisha Chopra and Narendra Jade from Grade 12 bagged first position in “Notion Discourse” for their immaculate debating skills. Parth Bhargava,Chow Hongseng Manak and Prakhar Gupta won the title of runners up in “The Parallax Engine” for their descriptive and interactive website.
All the participants had a good time and learned a lot while interacting with numerous students from other prominent schools.
SUB TOPIC On 20th July 2021 an Inter-school Competition was organized by Shalom Hills International School, as part of the Hub of Learning initiative. The competition contained 4-6 groups from member schools of classes 6th to 8th . For the Hindi Monologue competition, students of three schools participated with full joy and determination.They presented monologueson the topic Students presented their views on theirchosen topic with immense confidence. S.D.A.V. Public School bagged the first position with their exemplary performance, followed by Sheetla Vidya Niketan School at 2nd and 3rd positions.The Judges appreciated the efforts of the students and the teachers for presenting a tough competition. The aim of the Hub of Learning, to create an ecosystem for the schools to effectively take up all rounds of self-improvement, was fully achieved.
Class II- Stupendous Achievement “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” GDGoenka Public School, Rohini, organized an Inter-school Fest – CONGLOMERATE 2021,a plethora of learning and an exquisite experiential learning on the virtual platform. The event provided children of eminent schools of Gurgaon to exhibit their talent and skills with great enthusiasm and passion even in this phase of pandemic. 104 schools from across the nation participated in 26 categories. Shalomites from classes I-XII participated in various events like,Sacred Herbs, Fable Fiesta, Express your Creativity,Digging Solutions and many more as per their category. The participants prepared zealously to excel in their respective events. While some of these were live through ZOOM, for others recorded videos were sent. As the participants expressed themselves, their youthful creativity and unbridled imagination, brought alive their emotions and created a palette of colours. Their vivacity and brilliance, was displayed fully in their performances. It was a proud moment for the Shalomites asShivanshi Pandey of class II,bagged theThird prizein the Sacred Herbs category. The competition was an enriching experience for all the participants.
Samruddhi Srinivasa of Shalom Hills International School participated in GEMS International STREAM festival in the event – ‘Writer’s Digest’ and being amongst the six top entries in the event. The competition comprised of creating an alternate story by changing one key element and the ending of the science fiction book selected from the given list. The competition gave wings to the imagination of the participants to create their own stories and enhanced their confidence. Samruddhi Srinivasa presented the book – ‘JourneyTo The Centre Of The Earth- Jules Verne’ in a new light. Her presentation was appreciated by the judges.
"CONFIDENCE AND HARDWORK is the best Medicine to kill the disease called Failure. Constant efforts will make you a Successful person.” Proving this right Darsh Bhatnagar of class II- D participated in the International Informatics Olympiad, conducted by Silver Zone Olympiad in January2021. We are happy to announce that Darsh Bhatnagar of Class 2D of Shalom Hills International School has secured the Silver Medal with Class Rank 1 and Zonal Rank 83. Congratulations to our dear Shalomite Darsh Bhatnagar for his achievement. All the best for his future endeavors!
Summer Fields School, Gurgaon, organized an Inter-school Competition on the virtual platform. The event provided children of eminent schools of Gurgaon to exhibit their talent and skills with great enthusiasm and passion even in this phase of pandemic. Shalomites from classes I-XII participated in various events like-Show and Tell, Role Play, Mime, Just-a-Minute, Best-Out-of-Waste, Fusion Dance, Short Film Making and Monologue delivery, as per their category. The participants prepared zealously to excel in respective events. While some of these were live through ZOOM, for others recorded videos were sent. As the participants expressed themselves, their youthful creativity and unbridled imagination, brought alive their emotions and created a palette of colours. Their vivacity and brilliance, was displayed fully in their performances. It was a proud moment for the Shalomites as they bagged prizes in six events out of the eight events, they participated in.
CyberMania 2020 fest was organized by ‘Blue Bells Model School on 10th October 2020. The event was designed to provide a unique platform to provide a podium to the students to showcase their expertise in IT Skills and stimulate their creativity. It was an inter-school competition where the Shalomites of classes IV–XII participated in 7 events and won prizes in all the categories. Congratulations to all the participants. The winners in various categories are as follows: Overall Winner-Our school bagged 2nd runner up position Technopinion-1st Position AnvishaChopra(XI) Cloud Sojourn-2nd Position Srishti Sharma(XI), Vidhi Narang(IX) Game Changer – 2nd position Nishka Agarwal(V), Armaan Pathak(VI) Telematic-2nd Position Ekamjot Singh, Aditya Jindal(VIII) Technolancer-3rd position, Shivansh Chauhan, Sujal Yadav(XI) Only Coders-3rd Position Khushi Narang, Raghav Verma(XI) Groove Magic-3rd position Aditi Sahoo, Mehak Kaur(XI)
“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” Truly said every cloth has a story to tell of how it turned from a fibre to a fabric and how it became a part of a tradition or culture. Adding to this thought is another one “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” This is what was expected of the participants at the inter-school competition hosted by GD Goenka Schoolvirtually on 29th August,2020 via google meet. There were about 22 events hosted by the school and engaging grade V students was the event named ‘Every Dress Tells a Tale’. Our school participant, Dhairye Malhotra of grade VF, chose Spain,out of the 7 countries mentioned in the rules. A blend of the traditional flamenco dress and the bull fight dress was worn by the student. Greeting everyone in Spanish, hedescribed Spain’s beautiful scenery, wonderful language and its fabulous people. He talked about the materials that were utilized to make his costume, most of which were items easily available at home. Next, he mentioned the artistic works of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, the first sweet chocolate that was made in Spain and lastly mesmerized everyone by showing them a glimpse of the ‘La Tomatina’ festival. Speaking confidently, he kept the viewers engaged and left everyone enthralled with his energetic performance. It was a moment of great pride whenDhairye bagged the first prize among 33 schools.
‘Online Education is like a rising tide, it’s going to lift all boats.’ ‘IT Extravaganza Cyber Buzz’ was organized by Amity International School, Sector-43 during the second week of May, 2020. Different competitions like Sketcher, PreziPitate, LevioSway, etc. were organized in which children had to send their entries by 15th May 2020. Two competitions Logic Gate(Grade XII) &Chalchitra(Grade XI) were conducted online through MS Teams on 23rd May 2020. Along with our school, 37 schools from NCR and outside NCR participated in this mega event. After a selection process, the best candidates were given guided by the team members of the Computer Science departments per rules and regulations set by host school. The results of these competitions were announced on 23rd May 2020. Dairy Malhotra of VF brought laurels to the school by bagging the YOUNG TECHIE AWARD in the “Precipitate” (Junior Presentation)competition. He had created a beautiful presentation on Online Education using various tools of MS PowerPoint. The participants were judged on the basis of relevance to the theme, originality and creativity, innovation, and overall Presentation. All the students will be facilitated with E-certificates shortly. The competition presented yet another opportunity for all the participants to showcase and enhance their talent.
An Inter School Art Jamboree ‘potpourri’ was conducted on 5th December 2019 at DPS Sushantlok, sec-29. All the Art and Craft events in different categories were centered on the theme of Re-crafting or Redesigning imbued with sustainability. A total of around 20 schools had participated in this event, including Shalom Hills International School. We participated in three of the events for students of classes 1 & 2. Showcasing their creative and artistic skills our budding artists brought back trophies in all the categories they participated in. Hardeek and Nishka of class 2 were awarded the 1st position in Doll Making (with waste material).AnnantTyagi of class 2 secured the 2nd position in Art out of Waste.ArnavAgarwal, also of class 2 bagged the 3rd position in the Gift Wrapping category.
“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.”
Students of grade IV and V, Shalom Hills International School, participated in the inter-school music and dance fest organised by Amity International School,sector-46 on 30th November 2019.The theme selected for the event was ‘Happiness’. The category in which the students participated was English Western Group Song (Ensemble).The Shalom team comprised 10 students from grades V & IV, selected a week prior to the event. The group choir from Shalom Hills presented a song titled ‘Happy’. The judgement criteria for the event was intonation: accuracy of rhythm, note and pitch, presentation: balance and blend, ensemble (togetherness) ,interpretation, body language and expression. The students were dressed as per the theme ‘Happiness’ in bright yellow sunshine dresses. They also had props in the shape of smilies symbolizing the theme of their song. Many schools participated in the Fest. A few of these were Blue Bells, Amity sec-43, Mount Olympus School etc. Shalom Hills International School was awarded the third position in the event. The students’ enthusiastic participation and hard-work played a pivotal role in their success. The team gave an excellent performance and gained valuable experience of performing in front of an audience.
Learning is the only thing that the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets.’ As part of the ‘Hub of Learning,’ an English Poem Recitation’ was organized in Shalom Hills International School on 22nd November 2019. The participating schools were AdarshVidyalaya, SheetlaVidyaPeeth and Shalom Hills International School. The students recited meaningful poems on selected themes like- Girl Education, Sickness, Pollution, A Tribute to Family and Don’t Quit. Each student presented his/her poem using appropriate props. The students were judged on the basis of intonation, voice modulation, expressions, and overall presentation. All the students recited their poems beautifully. Finally, the results were announced with SD AdarshVidyalayaSchool winning the Best Team Award. Appreciation certificates were given to all the participants by the Principal along with the Middle Wing Head Mistress. The Vice Principal appreciated all the participants and spoke about the importance of creating centers of learning.
Manav Bharti International School organized ‘Utsav 2019’, an Inter-School Competition, in three categories and about 18 schools from the Delhi NCR region participated. The endeavor was to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. There were three categories which consisted of NukkadNatak, Debate competition and Wall Painting. Wall painting had two categories of IX-X and XI-XII. The competition was an enriching experience as students of Shalom Hills International School participated in all the categories and bagged the III prize in Wall painting. The Host school had invited eminent, experienced and erudite judges from the fields of journalism, drama, and architecture to be a part of the panel of jury.
As part of the CBSE initiated Hub of Learning, Shalom Hills International School organized a RangoliMaking Competition based on the theme “Green Diwali’ or “Pollution free Diwali”. The students of S.D.Adarsh School, SheetlaVidyaNiketanand Shalom Hills International School participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. The energy and vitality of all the participants were commendable. The word ‘Rangoli’ is said to have been derived from the words ‘rang’ and ‘Cavalli’ which refers to a row of colours. The students created beautiful Rangolis conveying the message of celebrating the festival of lights not by bursting crackers but by spreading the light of cheerfulness, compassion, and care. By organizing such competitions, students are introduced to our Indian culture. At the same time, skills of aesthetics, creativity, and innovation can be developed amongst them. S.D.Adarsh School was judged the winners while theShalomites bagged the Second position.
As part of the CBSE initiated Hub of Learning, Shalom Hills International School organized a NukkadNatak Competition based on the theme “JeevanKe Rang Shikshake Sang”. The students of S.D.Adarsh School and Shalom Hills participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. The energy and vitality of all the participants were commendable. The entire auditorium reverberated with their clarion call to bring about change in the society by the medium of education.
S.D.Adarsh School wee adjudged the winners with the Shalomites being the Runner’s Up.
According to Tischler, competition is a form of conflict in which individuals or groups confine their conflict within agreed upon rules. Competition is a common form of interaction in the modern world, in sports, the marketplace, education system and the political system.
Keeping in view the relevance of water crisis in the contemporary world, Lt. Atul Katarya Memorial School organized an Inter-school Competition- Gusto-2019, on the theme ‘Nature for Water’, on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
All the participants were confident and recited their chosen poems beautifully. Aadya, the participant from Shalom Hills International School, spoke enthusiastically with appropriate actions. Her prop was relevant and complimented the theme.
Overall it was a great experience both for all the students.
Our Grade XI students participated in one of the most prestigious competitions, the IILM Young Citizen Award for Innovation and Social Impact, in collaboration with UN Global Compact at IILM University on 10th August 2019.
The key objective of the competition was to create a pool of socially impactful innovative ideas that could develop commercially viable solutions to the socio-economic problems of India. With this objective, our students worked dedicatedly on the project report and preparing presentation on three topics; ‘AKRITI- Salt water lamp cum water purifier’, ‘SafEd’ and ‘Croftech’ so as to create social impact in the world that surrounds them.
There was an overwhelming participation of 50 teams and more than 130 students. Our students gave a remarkable performance in presenting their idea on social change in front of the esteemed jury members. All the teams were appreciated for their innovative solutions to the existing socio-economic problems in India.
The secret of human success and the roots of education lie in competition. Competitions in schools lead to valuable skills. They motivate the students to demonstrate their inherent talents.
General knowledge helps to grow on the personal as well as academic level. KR Mangalam World School, Gurugram, organized an Inter-School GK Quiz Competition. As a preparation for this, a quiz was conducted in all the sections of Class 1 and from among all, two students were selected.
The selected students prepared well for the inter-school competition and participated enthusiastically and whole heartedly. Exhibiting their General knowledge, our young Shalomites of grade I, Dhruv Hemant Kumar and Aditya Gupta, won the First position in the competition.
Competition is a part of life that can’t be avoided. Often at the school level, many types of competitions are organised and encouraged. They are held every year to hone the intrinsic and latent abilitiesin pupils and help them demonstrate their inherent talents and diverse facilities. It also promotes a feeling of friendly competition.
Keeping in view, “Xavenium- An Inter-school Fest-A-FIESTA”, was organized at St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram.“FLORA N FAUNA” was the theme for the Fiesta. The theme aimed to incorporate knowledge of the different species of plants and animals in the ecosystem.
Our Shalomities participated enthusiastically and whole-heartedly.
The list of events and participants along with their positions are mentioned below-
FITNESS -Fun in the Sun
Hansi, Avani, Vihan Goyal, Arnav, Admya, Manya Gupta
3-D CRAFTY FINGERS -Best out of Waste
SPEAK-A-THON –Let’s Wear Biosphere
ACTIVITY SKILL - NukkadNatak
Izna, Nami, Avni, Dhairya, Divye, Manya, Yash, Ananya, Vedant, Krisha, Swara, Manit
CRAFFITI - Nature’s Creation
MIME TIME - The Masquerade
Navyasha, Nishka, Saachi, Idhika, Sadhya, Shruti, Khyati
CRAFT N CREATIONS - My Rainforest
AD MAD - Creativity At Its Best
Rabiya, Vashnavi, Anushka, Evoleht, Priyadarshini
Shalom Hills gives its students ample opportunities to learn and grow through participation in co-curricular and extr-curricular activities. Competing in the Ideathon was one such opportunity for the students of classes XI and XII. It was conducted by the Indian Road Safety Campaign along with the Ministry of Road and Transport.
The competition challenged the participants to give innovative and unique solutions to road safety issues. They were asked to choose one of the following themes - Driver Behaviour, Road Conditions, Fraud Detection, Connection with local authorities, Crash Investigation, Emergency Connect, Legal Connect, Vehicle fitness, Journey Risk Management, Smart Analyser, Volunteerism and Awareness and Games.
The competition was divided into 3 phases. The first one required the participants to send a short proposal about their idea, followed by the second round which required the participants to write an in depth proposal about what their idea through flowcharts and small videos. Our school’s young innovators with their brilliant ideas got through the first and second rounds.
The third and the final round was held in one of India’s most prestigious engineering colleges, IIT Delhi. The students were required to make a flowchart and poster for the demonstration. The students put in their best and came up with excellent ideas under the guidance of their teacher, Ms. Sarika Aneja. The jury appreciated the ideas of the students and wished them luck, and hoped to see the idea comes into play in the near future.
Through the panel discussions and training programmes conducted by the organizers, the students got the opportunity to learn team management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills
‘’Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.’’
Sport as challenging as something like karate brings with it the spirit to fight off all odds in the face of challenges!
Our school participated in the 8th DKAI Delhi- NCR Inter School Karate Championship, Organized at The Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi from 2nd February 2019 to 3rd February 2019. Shalomites from Grade I to VIII participated in this competition with full enthusiasm and sheer gusto. There were 40 teams which participated in this competition.
Under the guidance of their coach, Mr. Michael, all our Shalomites put up a staggering performance and bagged 9 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze medals, making us all proud!
Research shows that structured physical activity and sports can be an ideal laboratory for developing mental skills, behavioral skills, and physical conditioning.
With this vision, the Junior Olympics witnessed participation of about 85 Shalomites from Grade I o VIII at the Nehru Stadium, New Delhi from 28th -29th January, 2019. This platform gave our students wonderful exposure to a world class facility where they participated in differently designed races. The competition was tough, but our trained Shalomites like ‘thunderbolts’ made it to the top.
Aarnav Aggarwal and Harshit Ambwata, students of Grade I won a gold medal in 50 m Hurdle race. In the Fun Race, our Grade 2 girls Harshika, Samruddhi, Navyasha, Dikhsha, Anusaya and Aradhya, made proud by winning silver medals. In the Flat Race, Yashwardhan, a student of Grade II swept a Gold medal. In the 100 meter Race, Mohit Kumar, a student of Grade VIII, made us beam with pride by bagging a Silver medal.
Kudos to our young dynamic Shalomites, Rigg Dev and Aditya Kotra of Grade XI for being among the top 10 teams out of 50 in Toyota Hackathon-2018 event at IIT Delhi, organized by Toyota and IL & FS.
The students were given this opportunity to participate in this prestigious event held at IIT, Delhi from 17th – 18th December, 2018. There were three levels to complete in order to reach the finals. After clearing the first round which was online screening test, the students were required to present innovative ideas on Road Safety. They were first given training on various programming languages and were asked to submit their idea in the form of code. The project idea was then presented to the panel comprising high officials from Toyota, IL&FS, IRSC and IIT.
It was a good learning experience for the students. The students returned enriched with knowledge and feedback from the experts.
The students of classes 9, 10 and 12 of Shalom Hills International School participated in an Inter-School competition based on the theme-‘Technology’, at Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok Gurgaon.
There were about 8 events which had 22 schools participating in this IT competition. Our school participated in 5 events namely. The ceremony began with a speech by the President of “nCrypt” club followed by a speech by the Principal. The judges of different competitions were renowned people from various streams of IT and Photography.
The first event was nCorris-storyboard, in which, Devishi Sahai and Vidhi Rohatgi of Grade XII were required to click photographs with relevance to the theme on the spot. This event was followed by nCorris-Surprise. The students had to click a single photograph relating to the given theme, also on the spot. eNIGMA was a quiz competition with three rounds which had Ritish Grover and Gautham Mahesh of Grade XII participating. nQuest was a gaming competition also with three rounds and Aditya Chaki of Grade XII performed very well in it. Kushagra Mishra of Grade X participated in nExpress, which was a group discussion based on the pros and cons of various developing technologies, predominantly about AI.
The event, sponsored by Nikon, ended in style with a grand prize distribution ceremony. Srishti Sharma and Khushi Narang of class 9 won the third prize in nCorris-Surprise. They were felicitated with trophies, certificates, Caps from Nikon as well as a pen drive.
nCrypt culminated with a thanksgiving speech by their President. It was a wonderful experience for all the Shalomites.
Budding sportspersons of Shalom Hills International school participated in the sports Fiesta organized by the Inter School Sporting Event at G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector-48, Gurgaon. Their performance in the various sports won accolades for the school and appreciation from all.
Eight students from our school participated in the above mentioned competition out of which 3 students were able to make a podium finish in their respective category. We received 1 gold and 2 Bronze medals in the girl's and boy's categories.
Below are the results of the same.
Two students participated in the competition out of which one student reached the semifinal stage, while the played up to the Quarterfinal in their respective category.
Two students from our school participated in the competition out of which One student was able to make a podium finish in her respective category. We received 1 Bronze medal in the Girls’ KUMITE Event category.
Below are the results of the same.
Our school team fought hard in the group stages of the tournament, though the team didn’t win the match but the team effort was appreciated by all the officials and the other team coaches.
Shalom U-17 (Girls) basketball team for the first time participated in the Inter School Basketball Tournament. It was the first time that the students of grades VIII-XI were exposed to this competition. It was a wonderful experience for the students who played two matches winning the first match while losing the second.
Shalom Hills International School always believes in bringing out the best in the children. The children of classes XI/XII showcased their talent by participating in Budding Chef, Wall Art and Design & Website Design Competition which was hosted by Vedatya Institute.
The team of two in Budding Chefs prepared a two-course meal, choosing from starter & a dessert, and demonstrated their culinary skills. The teams were asked to prepare a meal of two portions only, plate their dishes and present them in an innovative manner.
The participants of the Website Design competition displayed their creativity by giving their best shot at creating an appealing business website design within 4 hours. They were judged on the basis of overall impact and functionality of the website that included the site’s main purpose, its architecture, its user interface and the mobile compatibility/responsiveness.
In the Wall Art and Design competition, the participants got an opportunity to express their creativity on the theme “Student Life and Friendship” by not just preparing a 2D/3D layout that articulates the participants’ thoughts but also implement the same through wall art on 5ft *3ft wall surface. Sakshi Bhardwaj, Nayanika Gangani & Shreya Sharma bagged the second prize in this category and won Amazon Vouchers worth Rs. 1000 each.
The first step in securing our cyber future is education, and that means everything from educating individuals to companies to the next generationof IT professionals.
Students of classes VIII-XII of Shalom Hills International School participated in an Inter-School competition ‘CYBERMANIA -2018’ in Blue Bells School, Sector 4, Gurgaon. Students of 16 schools participated in this Competition which comprised about 12 competitions. Our school participated in 6 events namely-DIRECTOR’S CUT, TECHLATHON, PICTURE PERFECT, CYBER SELL, CELLULOID and CREATICA, based on the theme ‘Technology’.
Picture Perfect, Cyber Sell and Celluloid were, on the spot, events. Students were given the topic and material and they were supposed to prepare forthwith something effective.
The event ended with a beautiful ceremony in which the school choir enthralled the audience with a melodious Hindi song. This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Our young cyber maniacs, Devishi Sahai (XII) and Rian (XI) won the first prize in the Picture Perfect category. They were felicitated with trophies and certificates.
The challenging competition, ‘CYBERMANIA’, culminated with an inspirational speech by one of the chief guests, Mr. Sushil.
‘’Karate aims to build character, improve human behaviour, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.’’
Sport as challenging as something like karate brings with it the spirit to fight off all odds in the face of challenges!
With this spirit in mind, our school participated in the 6th Inter School Open School Championship, organized at Sukhrali Community Center, Iffco Chowk, Gurugram on 30th September 2018. Shalomites from Grade I to IX participated in this competition with full enthusiasm and sheer gusto. There were 19 teams which participated in this competition.
Under the guidance of their coach, Mr. Michael, all our Shalomites put up a staggering performance and bagged 6 Gold , 4 Silver and 2 Bronze medals, making us all proud!
An Inter-school Competition ‘ Metamorphosis’ was organised by Blue Bells Group of Schools for the students of Grades VIII- XI at Blue Bells Model School, Sector 4, Gurgaon on August 24 and 25, 2018. It was conducted as an Inter-school Health and Wellness Fiesta in which the top schools from Gurgaon participated. Shalom Hills International School also participated in the quiz and critical thinking competition
The different rounds of the quiz had questions based on current affairs and social science. Critical thinking also had numerous rounds in which the students were given tasks to complete in the specified time. Both the competitions had all the students enthusiastically competing to outdo each other.
The event was a display of creativity and innovative thinking.
Shalom junior skaters participated in the Roller Skating Championship organized by Gurgaon Skaters Club on 15/08/18 at Baliawas Skating track near Pathways World School, Gurgaon. Thirty Six students from our school participated in the above mentioned competition out of which 6 students were able to make a podium finish in their respective category. The young skaters of Shalom displayed great skill, balance and precision to bag 6 Gold and & 3 Bronze medals in both the girls and boys category.
The results are as follows:
In Shalom Hills International, sports are given equal importance along with academics, which helps in the overall holistic development of every student. Striving to achieve this equilibrium, our students are taking part in various sporting events and competing against many schools of Gurugram.
Our School Cricket participated in the Blue Cap Inter School U - 13 Cricket Tournament. The young Shalomites played their two matches with full enthusiasm and energy. The result may not have been in our favour but the team showcased their talent and team spirit with full fervor.
Shalom Hills International always encourages its students to excel in every field. The students are given the opportunity to participate in all sporting events and they are trained rigorously for.
Our School Cricket team took part in the 7th Pathways World School T-20 Cricket Tournament, which was held from 13/04/18 – 16/04/2018. The Shalom Team’s performance was appreciable as it won two matches against two very strong teams. Garv Kataria and Ishaan Lahri were judged as the Man of the Match while playing against Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School, Jaipur.
Team Shalom secured the Third position in the tournament.
The Football team of shalom Hills International School participated in the Inter-school Tournament held at Pathways School on April 7, 2018. The team of 13 students, accompanied by their coach, Mr Rockhadson Francis, arrived at the venue filled with great excitement and zeal. Out of the three matches played, Team Shalom were winners in the one they played against the team of Sagar School, Alwar, by 1-0. Aman Narang was the scorer in the winning match. Although, the team lost the other two matches, it was a great learning experience. The exposure has helped to strengthen the team and its resolve to better their techniques and outshine in their future endeavours.
The basketball team of shalom Hills International School participated in the Basketball Tournament held at Pathways School on April 14 & 15. The team of 12 students, accompanied by their coach, Mr Sumeet Kaushik, arrived at the venue filled with great excitement and zeal. Out of the three matches played, Team Shalom were winners in one. Although, the team lost the other two matches, it was a great learning experience. The exposure has helped to strengthen the team and its resolve to better their techniques and outshine in their future endeavours.
Sixty six students of our school participated in the Junior Olympics 2018 organized by Junior Sports India at Thyagraj stadium from 30/1/18 to 02/2/18. The students of grades I-VI participated in the competition. It was a wonderful exposure for the budding sportspersons to world class facility wherein they participated in differently designed races.
The Result is as follows:
Relay Race Won by the students of Grade 1 (boys):
Bronze medal in 100 mt race was bagged by Aman Narang of class 5.
The creativity and imagination of the senior graders was once again exposed in a two round Creative Advertisement Making Competition organized by Vedatya Institue, Gurgaon. The first level of the competition was completely online. Divya Sharma & Deepak Srinivas (XI) and Shuchita & Srishti Narang (XII) comprised the two participating teams. They were accompanied with the senior counselor Ms Bhupinder Kaur. They prepared a 90 second video based on the theme Artifical Inteligence & Internet of Things.
The video was selected and was judged on the basis of Meaningfulness, Creativity, Originality, Innovation, Sound Track & Overall impact as a marketing tool. The content of the video was judged by an eminent panel of experts - Dr Sudhanshu Bhushan , VP Operations, Executive and Ms Sumbal Khan, Head Communications.
The students were excited and eager to present their videos in the final round that included the complete Sales & Promotion strategy behind the advertisement. Industry experts critiqued the efforts and also provided guidance on the art and science of using advertisements as a marketing tool in a competitive marketplace. The video and presentation was applauded & appreciated by the panel of judges for their creativity.
Under the learned and visionary leadership of our Managing Director, Ms. Lilly George, Shalom Hills International School places a lot of importance on developing the language proficiency and public speaking abilities of its students. The school students are always encouraged to participate in In-house and Inter-School Oratory Competitions in order to challenge, test and hone their communicative skills. They are groomed to speak in public.
Lakshay Dagar and Ishita Sethi of Grade VII and Parleen and Rishika of Grade X accompanied by their English Teacher, Ms. Meetu Mukherjee took part in 19th Smt. Gyan Devi Memorial Inter-School Debate Competition held in Adarsh Public School, Delhi. Speakers from 46 schools took part and spoke on the topics-‘Facebook is the New Family’ and ‘Festivals are Less of Tradition, More of Commerce’ for seniors and juniors, respectively.
The Shalom Hills students impressed the judges with their convincing speeches, cogent arguments, diction and fluency. The students got the participation certificate and special mention by the judges. The letter to the principal appreciating the efforts of the school and students was also awarded.
SCJ World School, Gurugram organized an Interschool Art Competition - ‘Cultural Fest-2017’, on October 31, 2017. Our Grade IV to VIII students participated and won Nine awards in different categories. Taking part in such competitions gives enriching experience and confidence to the students. Our pupils enjoyed the process of creating art and learnt another lesson of healthy competition
Our Award winning learners are as follows:
Primary School Students:
1st Prize: Udyan Goyal & Purvi Kadam – IV C, (Category: Best of the Waste)
2nd Prize: Vanshika Yadav- IV B, & Riya Jalladdin- IV A, (Category: Glass Painting)
2nd Prize: Tanvi Sharma & Madhavi Shrimal- IV A, (Category: Flower Arrangement)
3rd Prize: Titiksha Jindal IV B (Category: Tshirt Designing)
Secondary School Students:
2nd Prize: Sangeeta Ahirwar & Rashmi Singh – VIII B (Category: Best of waste)
1st Prize: Anvisha Chopra – VIIIA & Stuti Jha – VIII D (Category: Tattoo Making)
1st Prize: Advait-VII E & Kartik Rajput VIII A (Category: Flower Arrangement)
2nd Prize: Twinkle Yadav- VIIIA & Piyush Sharma- VII C (Catergory: Face Painting)
Ms. Sangeeta Wadhawan (VI to VIII)
Ms. Rakhi Sriwastwa (IV & V)
Ms. Rani (IV & V)
Two budding poets of Shalom Hills International School did us proud in the ‘DESH BHAKTI KAVYA PATH PRATIYOGITA’ held at Amity Institute of Education, Saket on October 10, 2017. Our young poets, Shreya Gaur (9th B) and Aditi Sahu (8th A) recited their poems on their respective topics- ‘Rastr ke Sringhar’ and ‘Amar Bhumi’ . Competing with participants from around forty schools, they performed commendably and scored the Third Position.
Shalom Hills always initiates career based programs for senior students which helps them in building and exploring their strengths and aptitudes. Monika Bhati and Rupal Tyagi of Grade XII participated in the Budding Chef Competition organized by Vedatya Institute on 11th October 2017. They were accompanied by their teacher Ms. Ambika Yadav. The first round was the preliminary round in which they had to prepare one starter and one desert. Fifteen schools participated in this competition from all over the NCR. It was a great experience for the students.
All the students were given two hours time to prepare their dishes and 15 minutes for presentation. Our students displayed tyheir culinary skills by preparing ‘Spinach & Cheese Cannelloni’ for starter and ‘Chocolate Cup Mousse’ as desert.
The programme covered both, Hospitality Management and Business Management, which provided a real world perspective to the students in the Hospitality, Food & Culinary industry. It was an enthralling experience for them to understand their potentials.
The Institute had also arranged a session for teachers on ‘Teaching Methodology’ by Prof Sudhanshu Bhushan, who shared his experiences. The teachers also shared their views on Teaching Methodology and on digital learning. It was an enlightening interactive session.
Under the aegis & guidance of our Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Lilly George, Shalomites of Grade X participated with full vigour in the Indian Schools Debating Society’s Regional selections for the National Debating Team Competition held on 22nd and 23rd September ’17 at Pathways School. This platform has helped the students to shape their personality and debating skills by understanding how to structure arguments and rebuttal for the debates based on the World Schools format of Debating. Groomed by their mentor, Ms. Rinky Tandon, our school debaters emerged among the Top 12 schools as the best debaters competing with schools like- The Pathways School, Vasant Valley, DPS, Sri Ram School, Indirapuram Public School, Modern School, Bal Bharti, Heritage School.
It was a Two – Day Event, wherein, the first day was about general workshops taken by Mr. Dhruva Bhatt, the President at the Harvard Debating Society, on the debating technique of World Schools Debating Society followed by three debates on the next day. Our students tackled all the three debates with amazing expertise and moved on to the next challenge battling for long hours at all ends with amazing finesse.
It was a proud moment to witness our Stormy Shalomites- mark high sweepstakes of over 160 medals and 6 trophies to their stride breaking all their previous records. Our participants, with special mention to Rishika Arora, Kushagr Kapoor and Vedan Swain, out did themselves to be placed among the first 12 debaters out of 100 students from 20 Top Schools and got selected for the National Selections to be held in Chennai next year.
Rishika Arora was also selected in the Top 12 as the best debater individually for the National Selections to represent our country, India, in the World School Debating Society to be held in Europe Next year!
With the support and direction of our Founder and Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Lily George, the confidence of Shalomites is constantly developed by being exposed to various levels of competition. The students of Grade VIII and X put performed commendably at the Inter School Competition held at Ajanta Public School on 19th August, 2017. Guided by their English Teacher, Ms. Meetu Mukherjee, Khushi Narang and Srishti Sharma of Grade VIII showcased their creative, artistic and methodical skills through a gripping Sway Presentation based on the topic “Serendipity”. The powerful presentation covering all the highpoints and tools of Sway Presentation overwhelmed the judges and won for them the coveted First Position.
Rishika and Lishika of Grade X impressed the judges with their convincing points, fluency and content on the challenging topics given to them in the Extempore Competition. They were ably guided and trained by their teacher, Ms. Rinky Maini. Lishika and Rishika bagged the Second Prize as the Best Speakers.
It was a great learning experience for the students and they left no stone unturned to outclass their competitors.
Shalom Hills International school boys’ basketball team have kept the spirits high by winning the Runners Up position in the 5th Invitational Inter School Basketball Championship held at Pathways World School, Aravali from 18/4/17 to 20/4/17.
Matches were played on a league system where Shalom boys displayed their refined skills by winning against the top schools; SHIS won 4 matches to claim the Runners Up trophy. Harsh Dagar of grade X was announced as best player of the tournament award.
Shalom boys gymnastic team have started the new session on a high node by claiming the runners up trophy in 3rd Invitational Inter School Gymnastics championship held at Pathways World School, Aravali on 10/4/17 (Monday).
In an Inter-School Gymnastics Tournament held at Pathways World School, Ridhaan Singhal, Ayush Bhatia & Ranbir sood represented shalom team. Ridhaan stood twice on the victory stand by winning a silver and bronze medal in Vault and Floor exercise respectively. Whereas Ayush made its presence felt by winning silver medal in floor exercise.
It’s raining medals and trophies in Shalom Hills International School. Close on the heels of the World Scholar Cup international achievements, ISA award and Best Championship Trophy in Basketball, it is now the time for young gymnasts of SHIS to triumph and showcase their agility, balance and flexibility.
In an Inter-School Gymnastics Tournament held in The Heritage School, Ridhan Singhal and Ayush Bhatia have won Best Gymnast medals in Floor exercise and Vaulting Competition respectively.
Also the Shalom boys team won the Best Boys Team trophy in U-10 category.
SHIS Boys U-12, U-14 & U-19 & Girls U-17 football team participated in The Heritage Football Extravaganza organized by The Heritage School, (Gurgaon) from 28/11/16 & 01/12/16 at their school campus. This tournament was special for us as our Girls U-17 team made their debut at their first competition. U-12 boys team was doing better as they were exposed number of competition where they first time tasted the victory in their two games out of five they played. U-14 boys’ team shocked the complete crowd as they came undefeated in the tournament registering their win against Kunskapskolan & G. Goenka Public school. Team displayed wonderful skills as they were able to draw matches against the best teams of Gurgaon region The Heritage school & The Shri Ram Ram school Aravali. Unfortunately Heritage, Shri Ram & Shalom conceived equal points in the league rounds & therefore goal difference method was adopted which stopped us by reaching to the Semi-finals by one point less to Heritage. But I am very sure in the coming competition they will bring the trophy home.
Special Mention- Nikhil Arya
Name of Tournament- The TENVIC – Heritage Basketball Extravaganza
Date of tournament- 28/11/16 & 01/12/16
Number of teams participated- 16 teams
Level of competition- Inter School
Venue- The Heritage School, (Gurgaon)
We Participated in –Boys (U-12,U-14 & U-19) & Girls (U-17) Category
Young gymnasts of our school made us proud in the most reputed tournament of the year which was organized by the Futue Fit Gymnastics Company in cooperation with The Shri Ram School, Aravali from 30/11/16 to 01/12/16. We participated in U-10 boys’ category and different categories for girls. A total of 7 students represented Shalom in this competition. Ayush Bhatia & Ridhan Singhal of grade III exhibited rhythmic display by winning 2 gold & 2 silver in two different events Floor & Vault. This performance made Shalom boys team to stand on 2nd runners up position against the school who participated in gigantic numbers.
Name of Tournament- Indian School Gymanstics League
Date of tournament- 30/11/16 & 01/12/16
Number of teams participated- 24 team
Level of competition- Inter School
Venue- The Shri Ram School, Aravali (Gurgaon)
We Participated in –Boys (U-10) & Girls (U-8, U-12 & U-14) Category
SHIS Boys U-14 & U-17 & Girls U-12, U-14, U-17 basketball team participated in The TENVIC – Heritage Basketball Extravaganza organized by The Heritage School, (Gurgaon) from 28/11/16 & 01/12/16 in their school campus.
Under—17 boys team of Shalom Hills International School went on a winning spree by registering their first win against G.D Goenka School and then went on to triumph over Sun City World School in the league round. They played their semi-final match against the host team and won yet again.
In the final match, they gave a thrashing defeat to Sun City World School and lifted the Winning Trophy.
A special mention needs to be made of the fine and sportive players, Apoorv Dagar and Harsh Dagar who despite sustaining serious injuries during the matches, continued playing for their team. They were applauded for their sportsmanship, team spirit and skills.
Shalom U-10 (boys) football team for the first time participated in 4th Pathways World School, Aravali Invitational Inter-School Football Tournament from 21st to 23rd November, 2016. It was first time when students of grade III-V were exposed to competition. It was a wonderful experience for the students who played two league matches loosing first match & and playing a draw in the second league match against Presidium & G.D Goenka respectively.
Our school skating team got the laurels back again by registering their names at one of the most reputed 5th Shri Roller skating competition organized by Shri Ram Police Public school from 23/11/16 to 24/11/16 where more than 18 schools participated. Shalom team managed to bag 4 gold, 1 silver & 4 bronze
Name of Tournament- 5th Shri Roller Skating Competition, 2016.
Date of tournament- 23-24/11/16
Number of teams participated- 18 Schools
Level of competition- Inter School
Venue- The Shri Ram Police Public School, Gurgaon
We Participated in – U-6 to U-14 (Boys / Girls)
|S.No.||Name of Student||Class||Age Group||Event||Position|
|4||Advaith K. Menon||VI||U-12||500mtr.||1st|
Reported By- Ram Prakash
Our School Football, Skating & Taekwondo team participated in G. D Goenka Sports Fiesta organized by G.D Goenka Public School, Sec-48 Gurgaon from 18-19/11/16.
Our Football U-15(boys) team marked their early presence by being undefeated in the league matches and secured their place in the direct elimination round where they played extremely well against the host team and lost to closed neck match.
Skating team made us proud again by securing 3 gold & 3 bronze out of the 8 members of our team, Jagvi Dagar, Anay Agarwal & Yashika came out flying with gold & Devvrat, Krish & Swastika has to settle down with a bronze medal.
Our Tae-kwondo champs Adit Maheshwari & Divya Sharma gave a hard fight to the participants securing bronze medal each in the championship.
Overall it was a good experience marked by keen participation of our school athletes and champs in the sports fiesta.
‘A rousing speech can create or alter the course of speech.’
Under the learned and visionary leadership of its Founder-Managing Director, Dr Lilly George, SHIS places a lot of importance on developing the language proficiency and public speaking abilities of its students. The school students are given exposure to many In-house and Inter-School Oratory Competitions in order to challenge, test and hone their communicative abilities. They are groomed to speak in public as public speaking provides the skills to explore ideas, develop confidence and articulate opinions.
Anweesha, Niharika and Abhishek of Grade VII and Aarushi Hans, Devishi Trehan and Aryan Gupta of Grade X accompanied by Ms. Meetu Mukherjee took part in an Inter-School Debate Competition in Meenakshi World School. Speakers from 11 schools took part and spoke on the topics:
Commercialization of Sports
Should we eat to live or live to eat?
The Shalom students impressed the judges with their convincing speeches, cogent arguments and fluency. Aarushi Hans bagged the second position as Best Speaker for the Motion and Anweesha Chopra won the first position as Interjector.
Speaking on a thought-provoking topic like ‘Diet companies are interested only in making profits, and not in helping people’ is enough to give cold feet to many children; it can be a daunting prospect for grown-ups as well. However, Alyona Ranhotra and Bavneet Kaur of Grade XI and Doyel of IX practically jumped at the opportunity of exercising their grey cells on this exhaustive topic and expressing their viewpoints.
Nearly 20 schools took part in a fiercely contested Debate Competition held in Blue Bells School as part of their Annual event ‘Metamorphosis’. Forceful speeches and convincing arguments flew thick and fast across the hall as talented speakers took to the mike to debate and deliberate on the topic. Amidst tough competition, richness of expression, clarity of thought coupled with powerful arguments put forth by Alyona Ranhotra won her the Best Speaker (For the Motion) trophy.
The winning trio of Bavneet, Alyona and Doyel also lifted the 1st Runners Up Trophy as a team.
Titiksha (XI) and Aditi Rai (XII) also came up with impressive posters in the Poster Making Competition.
It is never easy when someone disagrees with you or you have to disagree with someone. For this reason, debating is one of the most difficult oratory skills to acquire. In order to develop the art of fine debating in its students as well as afford a powerful podium for interaction for youth across Gurgaon, an Inter- School Debate Competition was held in SHIS on the topic “Do we have good governance of money in our country’s economy?” The catch was that they had to cover the economy of Italy, India, U.K and China.
A veritable bloodless battle of words and wits began as speakers for and against the topic took to the podium. Opinions flew thick and fast across the hall as the Gen-Next proffered cogent reasons in support of their arguments.
The contestants came up with such impressive speeches and forceful arguments and interjectors had the speakers backed in a corner with their meaty questions.
Mrs Primrose Bodhan, Principal (retired), Mr Rohit Mathur, M.B.A from I.I.M Bangalore and Mr Shivang Sen, Senior Financial and Planning Analysis Manager in GE were the distinguished judges.
Sherwood Convent School – Overall Champion Team
Amity International School – 1st Runners Up
Best Speaker (for) – Amity International School
Best Speaker (against) – G.D. Goenka
Best Interjector – SHIS
ï® In their place, G.D Goenka
Jury Special Award – Kenneth Lobo
I dance to live,
I dance to breathe;
I dance to be free,
I dance to be me
Students of Grades VI-X put up a brilliant Inter-Dynasty Dance Competition. Each dance troupe from the four dynasties – Cedar, Ebony, Maple and Oak put up a truly international dance show beautifully interweaving the folk dances of India, Switzerland, France and Sweden in their dance capsule. Each dance sequel was a ‘stand apart’ with lilting music, rhythmic beats, amazing steps and great team coordination. The dance performers executed the lithe steps of the waltz, polka, Punjabi bhangra an gidda, French Balfolk to the accompaniment of great music and attractive props. Each performance was upto 5 minutes and were judged for Group Coordination, Costumes, Expressions and Interpretation of Theme.
Mr Atul Bhatt, principal, Ms Priya Chauhan, Head Mistress – Senior Wing along with the Dynasty Incharges – Ms. Suman Bhanwala and Ms. Ambiika Yadav were present to encourage the students. Ms Rima Gaekwad, the Head Mistress – Primary Wing, Mr Abhishek Head – Dance Department, Mr Sabi and Ms Garima were the judges for the competition. They were all praise for the all the performances of the four dynasties. Maple Dynasty performance was adjudged as best followed by Oak and Cedar.
The Times NIE in association with Manav Rachna International University organized a Knowledge Quiz 2015-16 on 18th December, held at Manav Rachna International University in Faridabad. More than 400 students from 20 schools of Delhi NCR participated in the event. Shalom students, Aarshi Ray, Alyona Ranhotra and Animesh Gupta from Grade X and XI respectively participated in the quiz to explore their hidden inquisitive minds. They were mentored and accompanied by their Social Science teacher, Ms Richa Jaini. The students were well exposed to a variety of questions from varying fields. They tested and challenged their presence of mind, knowledge and cognitive skills by pitting their caliber against other contestants from top-notch schools. They performed well in the written round and parried many leadings questions with dexterity. It was truly a knowledge platform for the young minds.