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Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America
Zoom Postcard from Latin America

Round Square schools from Latin America hosted a Zoom Session on August 26, 2020. The 60-minute Zoom call was jointly hosted by students from Markham College, San Silvestre School, St Georges College, Craighouse, Aubrick, Belgrano Day School and Anglo Colombiano. The participants were invited to share their perceptions, knowledge and experiences of Latin America, took part in a Latin America Q&A and offered some insights into a place that participants might one day like to visit.

More than 70 students from 19 schools participated in the call: our seven (7) host schools plus The Hyderabad Public School (India), The Athenian School (USA), Cadet College Hasan Abdal (Pakistan), Indian School Al Ghubra (Oman), The Doon School (India), Bridge House School (South Africa), The Punjab Public School (India), Roedean School (South Africa), Vidya Devi Jindal School (India), Keimei Gakuen (Japan), Dhirubhai Ambani International School (India), and Sunbeam School Lahartara (India).

On the call the students shared their insights into Latin America and shared their own impressions and experiences in mixed baraza groups and took part in a Latin America Q&A.

Ekamveer Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Arpit Singh, Manveer Kaur, Arnav Dua and the RS Rep participated from PPS, Nabha.

 

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    In a first of its kind under lockdown, an Art Festival was organised virtually on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day. 20 students from Junior School and 60 students from Senior School took part in it. They drew paintings on a variety of themes like freedom struggle, patriotism, sacrifices of our freedom fighters and religious tolerance, to name a few. The students from Junior School whose paintings were shortlisted to be displayed prominently on the school website include Anahat, Anshveer Singh, Avreet Pannu, Daksh Mukhi, Harsirat Kaur, Ishmeet Kaur, Jujhaar Singh, Manveer Kaur, Nehmat Kaur and Tanush Jain. Those who earned this distinction from Senior School comprise Abivansh Garg, Amanpreet Deo, Amrit, Arman Goyal, Gunnaz Kaur, Gurleen Kaur, Harkiratpal Singh, Hirdayjeet Singh, Hitesh Bansal, Inayat Brar, Jashanjot Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Jasmine, Manveer Kaur, Muskan Garg, Parvandeep Singh, Pranay Singla, Prince Karanvir Singh, Sanvi, Shubhkirat Mander and Sukhman Kaur. The event was coordinated by Mr Amrinder Singh and Mrs Yogita Rani. Dr Rakesh Alfred, Headmaster (Officiating) complimented boys and girls for their stupendous efforts. He expressed the hope they will continue to grab such opportunities in future as well.

     

      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar
      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets participate in Fit India Run and Webinar

      The cadets of NCC (Air Wing) under the aegis of 3 Punjab Air Sqn NCC, Patiala participated in Fit India Freedom Run launched virtually by Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports on the eve of the 74th Independence Day. Fit India Run is an extension of Fit India Movement started by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2019. The minister called upon everyone in the country to run at their respective place and at their own pace at a time convenient to them between August 15 and October 2. In the run-up to the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the exercise will enlist the participation of all countrymen during the challenging times of COVID-19 pandemic. The cadets from PPS Nabha not only took part in Fit India Run at their respective places but also attended a webinar along with 1st Officer Shahid Ahmed on August 15 conducted by Shri Kiren Rijiju on Fit India. Set to be a fitness phenomenon in days to come, the cadets from PPS are leaving no stone unturned. They have even taken to jogging, walking, running and aerobics daily. Dr Rakesh Alfred, Headmaster (Officiating) complimented the efforts of the cadets and expressed the hope the rest of the school will also join the campaign so as to reach its final culmination on October 2.

        • Independence Day Celebrations
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        The 74th Independence Day was celebrated at The Punjab Public School, Nabha with great enthusiasm. The usual elegance and aura associated with the occasion was conspicuous by its absence because of the raging pandemic. The cadets of all the three wings of NCC connected for the event from home. They sent recorded speeches and paintings paying glowing tribute to the martyrs. Other students contributed by sending recorded cultural items. In keeping with the traditions of the school, a brief ceremony was held at the Headmaster’s Green. Dr Rakesh Alfred, Officiating Headmaster hoisted the national flag and greeted everyone on the occasion. Dr Ankur Samuel Birkett, the Bursar, Chief Officer MS Chadha (Naval Wing), 1st Officer Shahid Ahmed (Air Wing), 3rd Officer Amandeep Singh (Army Wing), Caretaker Ms Ishmeet Singh (Girls Wing) and members of staff were also present.

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          • 74th Independence Day - Message from Headmaster’s Desk (Officiating)
          • 74th Independence Day - Message from Headmaster’s Desk (Officiating)
          • 74th Independence Day - Message from Headmaster’s Desk (Officiating)
          • 74th Independence Day - Message from Headmaster’s Desk (Officiating)
          • 74th Independence Day - Message from Headmaster’s Desk (Officiating)

          Dear students, parents, and staff!

          It gives me immense delight to send the greetings of the 74th Independence Day to you and your families on behalf of all of us here in school.
          It is a different kind of celebration this time when we are hoisting the national flag with our children not around which is certainly a dampening feeling because the campus has life with only your presence. However, we must keep the sentiments alive and the spirits high looking at what the future holds for us all through these testing times we are posed with.
          It is, of course, God’s plan to turn us into better, more concerned, emphatic human beings with all the new learning we are going through.
          Every Independence Day has a message to become more loyal and committed to our nation and to our work so as to give out the best we can towards a common cause of building a stronger, better and grander nation for our present and future.
          Let us resolve to make it a good learning experience for all around us with our care for all, sympathy and gratitude for the privileges we still have even in these tough times. Let our thoughts and prayers go out to our countrymen who have lost their loved ones in the pandemic and other calamities and suffered immensely. God be with them all!
          Our India is strengthening itself in myriad ways and emerging as a force to reckon with in the globe. So, let us be participants in this great transformation unfolding and let us celebrate the meteoric rise which is the rise of every individual.

          Good luck and God bless you all! Jai Hind!

          Dr Rakesh Alfred
          Headmaster (Officiating)

            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics
            • Mr Daniel Dreyfuss explores career options in Physics

            An Online Guest Lecture was taken by Mr Daniel Dreyfuss, teacher from Saint Andrew’s School, USA on August 13, 2020. He is also an ambassador of American Physics Society, Step Up. The physics enthusiasts of Grade X to XII took part in it. The revered guest primarily focussed on the topic ‘Careers in Physics’. He explained the various fields in which Physics plays an important role. He inspired the students by talking about various successful physicists. The session widened the approach of students regarding the subject. They were amazed to know the various career options available in Physics. Mrs Tanuja Singh, RS Rep moderated the session. The session was attended by the Physics faculty. Dr Rakesh Alfred, the Headmaster (Officiating) thanked Mr Daniel for a highly enlightening session.

              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace
              • Ms Chiho connects from Tokyo Talks perception and peace

              Ms Chiho Nakagawa from Sr and Jr High School of Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Japan) had a Zoom session with the students of The Punjab Public School, Nabha on August 12, 2020. Thirty (30) students from Grade VI to VIII participated in it. The guest lecturer took up a Japanese book “It might be an apple” by Shinsuke Yoshitake for discussion. The exercise was aimed at seeing things from a child’s perspective. She shared many pages of the book in slideshare depicting an apple in myriad avatars open to all kinds of interpretations. The underlying idea was to do away with the dichotomy that exists between reality and illusion. The possibility exists that some learners may be near to reality too soon while others may take a while to arrive at the same conclusion. It is a matter of perception ably guided by a teacher. You may think of an apple in infinite number of ways unless you have seen one. Many conjectures, projections and impositions precede the precise moment of actualisation. A child may make anything out of an apple ranging from a dinosaur to a human being. The process of visualization is graded in direct proportion to mental evolution. The children were told to draw an apple with their specific inputs. It fired their imagination. They came up with brilliant ideas and put up their drawings for all to see.

              Ms Chiho had also a brief session on the idea of Peace. She did an activity with children involving practical brainstorming. Hailing from Japan and having a history of atomisation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, peace is a practical proposition with her people, she said. She put a question: What is peace? She touched upon upheavals in the form of civil unrest in countries like Iraq and Belarus, to name a few. The participants came up with their idea of peace. The described it variously. The lesson driven home was that peace is the sine qua non for any meaningful existence. We need peace in family, locality, workplace and, above all, in our mind. It adds to the quality of life. The children were told to write five points on their idea of peace and choose the best which they thought fitted into an ideal model.

              The session was coordinated by Mrs Tanuja Singh, RS Rep of PPS. The session was attended by the English faculty. Dr Rakesh Alfred, Headmaster (Officiating) thanked Ms Chiho for an enlightening session.

                12Aug

                Sri Krishna Janmashtami
                Lord Krishna as Sanathana Sarathi (Eternal Charioteer)   

                Sri Krishna is the Sanathana Sarathi, come to be the Sarathi (Charioteer) of all. He is the Lord, for all who seek a Master, a Support. The Atma is the Master in everyone and Krishna is the Universal Atma, personified.
                There are two birds sitting on one tree, the Upanishad says, the Jivatma (Individual Soul) and the Paramatma (Supreme Soul), on the tree of this Body, this World. One bird eats the fruit of that tree, while the other simply looks on, as a witness. But, the wonder is, the two birds are really one, though they appear as two; they cannot be separated, since they are two aspects of the same entity. Steam in the air cannot be seen; it has no shape or form; but, it is the same as ice, which is hard and heavy and cold. Nirakara (formless) and Sakara (formful) are just two ways in which the One manifests itself.
                The minute hand of the clock is the Jivatma, the bird that eats the fruits. It goes round and round but, the hour hand moves silently and slowly, with a certain dignity. The hour hand can be said to be the Paramatma. Once an hour two meet, but, the Jivatma does not get that consummation fixed forever. It loses the precious chance and so has to go round and round again and again. Liberation is when the two merge, and only one remains.
                When the obstacles in the path of Truth are laid low, deliverance is achieved. That is why moksha is something that can be won, here and now; one need not wait for the dissolution of the physical body for that. Karma must not be felt as a burden, for that feeling is a sure sign, indicating that it is against the grain. No karma which helps your progress will weigh heavily on you. It is only when you go counter to your innermost nature that you feel it is a burden. A time comes when you look back on your achievement and sigh at the futility of it all. Entrust to the Lord, before it is too late, your mind and let Him shape it as He likes.
                Jai Sri Krishna!

                 

                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India
                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India
                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India
                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India
                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India
                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India
                  • Resilience– the Courage to Bounce Back - Hosted by The Doon School, India

                  An online interactive session was organised by the students of The Doon School for the students of the Round Square schools on August 11, 2020. Twenty-three (23) schools from India, Pakistan, the UAE, Oman and Ghana participated in it. The topic for discussion broadly revolved around the well-being of students in the face of corona pandemic and even otherwise. It touched upon many aspects of student welfare including physical, mental, emotional and social. The students shared with each other the tools to develop resilience and shared their experiences to better their understanding. The ideals emphasised during the session were Internationalism, Democracy, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Moderated by the students of the host school, the session was attended by Dr Jagpreet Singh, Headmaster, The Doon School, the Resident Doctor and the School Counsellor. Shivam Virk, Arpit Singh, Gurwinder Singh and Arpanbir Singh Pannu along with the Round Square Representative Mrs Tanuja Singh attended the session from PPS, Nabha.

                    Emoji have become an integral part of our highly digital social life. Almost every message on social media is invariably accompanied by an emoji. People have gone crazy about choosing countless number of emojis to express their varied moods and emotions. They range from cartoon faces to stomping flamenco dancers to applauding hands. Plain sentences are a thing of the past. They are thought to be crude and coarse. There is a race to make one’s message stand out from the rest. There are no takers for ‘Hey, how are you?’ unless it is emojised with a round circle smiling at you. In a Zoom session held on August 6, our Cambridge students were given an opportunity to choose an emoji befitting their personality and justifying their choice in a sentence. The result was a wonderful collage–all colourful and variegated.

                     

                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”
                      • NCC (Air Wing) cadets get “Vocal about Local”

                      The NCC (Air Wing) cadets under the aegis of 3 Punjab Air Sqn NCC, Patiala participated in online “Atamnirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” on August 8, 2020. This was in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call to the countrymen to be self-reliant in the wake of China’s increased hegemony in the pandemic-ridden world and its unilateral action in changing the status quo at the LAC. They made a pitch for “Vocal About Local” by exhorting everyone to boycott Chinese goods. They made clay toys and paintings depicting self-reliance to surge ahead in life. 1st Officer Shahid Ahmed (Air Wing) coordinated the event. Dr Rakesh Alfred, the Officiating Headmaster complimented the efforts of the cadets.

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