Founded in 1966, Round Square maintains and facilitates a worldwide network of 160 schools in 40 countries.
Those schools share a holistic approach to learning built around six IDEALS of learning.
Membership of the Round Square network offers schools a framework for excellence and continuous improvement, along with structured opportunities to collaborate and share experiences with like-minded peers around the world.
PPS AND ROUND SQUARE
The Punjab Public School, Nabha became a regional member of Round Square in 2006, and achieved global membership in 2009.
The IDEALS of Round Square and ethos of The Punjab Public School, Nabha are synchronized in perfect harmony. Regular exchanges and presence of International schools in Regional RS Conferences connect the School to an ever-changing global society. A fully evolved prefectorial system and participation of students in decision-making takes its inspiration from the largest democracy in the world i.e. India.
Inculcation of awareness and a proactive approach towards maintaining a sustainable environment, instilling a spirit of adventure in them from a very young age, and encouragement to take part in service of the underprivileged are active ingredients of life of a student at PPS, to groom him into a compassionate, innovative and dynamic leader for the future.
What being a RS school means to us?
Round Square, to PPS community is its most prized avenue for connecting its students to a network of other school communities - for exchange of ideas, developing an understanding and respect for cultures other than our own, and for providing our students with an opportunity to start a journey of self-discovery through travel and communication. Round Square makes us a part of a global community, and we at PPS cherish our presence in this unique network of schools, that provides our students with exciting opportunities and unforgettable memories.
The Punjab Public School Round Square Conference for Students Aged 11 to 13 years
21 schools participated in The Punjab Public School Round Square Conference for students aged 11 to 13 years held at PPS, Nabha from Dec 10-12, 2019. Interactive and fun filled Ice -Breaking session set the ball rolling for three day conference.
Mr Jayant Lal presided over as the Chief Guest for Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker. His insights into the degrading state of environment and increasing levels of pollution adding alarmed one and all. At the same time, he left everyone motivated with a brighter side of the coin when he showcased some reused, recycled patches of land and garbage pits. It was followed by Art Workshop which involved making useful products out of the waste and consumed plastic, paper etc. Headmaster’s Dinner over Punjabi Potpourri: A Cultural Gala left everyone asking for more.
Day 2 witnessed the delegates on a rally in the local town of Nabha educating the citizens about multiple uses of waste lying in and around us. The rally culminated into a local government school where they planted trees, refurbished the walls and painted the school campus, made a beautiful flower bed. On return to PPS, the delegates decorated their pots and planted saplings. The Cultural Evening witnessed fine performances by visiting delegates.
Second keynote speaker, Ms Devika Chhabra, a young girl shared her inspirational story of her project REPLASTECO about recycling used plastic into T Shirts. Highly interactive session, the delegates were all motivated to bring in a positive change in the environment. Ms Vanita Uppal, OBE, Director , The British School, New Delhi presided over the Closing Ceremony of Round Square Conference. In her address to the gathering she called upon the students to INVENT, INNOVATE and CAMPAIGN with their ideas and projects for sustainable development. She gave away the certificates and mementoes to the delegates. Headmaster Dr Jagpreet Singh thanked one and all for making this conference a huge success.
PPS Attends the Round Square ARM 2018 at Chittagong Grammar School, Bangladesh
Dr Jagpreet Singh, Headmaster PPS Nabha, and Mr Russelljeet Singh Khatra, the school RS rep attended the Annual Regional Meeting of South Asia and Gulf Region of Round Square. The meeting is held annually and attneded by Heads and Reps of member schools, and important decisions are taken to determine the future course of direction of the organisation.
This year's meeting was hosted by Chittagong Grammar School, Bangladesh, the only RS member school in the country. Mr Rod Fraser, Chairman Round Square, Ms Rachael Westgarth, CEO Round Square and Ms Papri Ghosh, the Regional Director for South Asia and Gulf Region chaired the meeting which was attended by almost all global and candidate schools of the region.
The following important decisions were taken during the meeting
1) The FRS funding for service projects conducted by member schools (such as medical camps by PPS Nabha) was increased from the current 30% to 50% of the total project cost. The cap on funding was also raised from Rs 1,25,000 per project to Rs 2,00,000 per project
2) The activity calendar for RS conferences, service projects and MUNs was prepared, The final calendar will be released for all member schools before 31st March, 2018
3) Dr Jagpreet Singh, Headmaster PPS Nabha was unanimously appointed as Convenor of Funding Committee for Friends of Round Square. This committee sanctions proposals for funding sent by member schools.
4) The Regional Rep's role was expanded to include mentoring of reps of new member schools of Round Square in the region. Mr RS Khatra, the school rep is the current elected Regional Rep for Souh Asia and Gulf Region
The ARM for year 2019 will be hosted by All Saints' College, Nainital
Round Square Conference Bangalore International School, Bangalore
Round Square Conference was hosted by Bangalore International School, Bangalore (BIS) from February 15-17, 2017. Around 100 delegates from 12 schools of the country took part in it. The theme of the conference was Environment with the tagline “No Green, No Life; Know Green, Know Life”. 12 students? Gurnoor Pahwa, Ushaan Sandhu, Navpreet Kaur Virk, Dilpreet Kaur, Adiya Mittal, Gurnaaz Kaur Arora, Manjot Singh Walia, Gurpartap Singh, Tavish Sood, Anmolbir Singh Randhawa, Anshuman Jha and Gantavya Vasudeva along with Ms Sarbjit Kaur Khattra participated. On February 15, there was a welcome address by Ms Anuradha Monga, Principal, BIS. Mr Prem Koshy and Mr Milind Bunyan were the keynote speakers. The conference involved a host of activities including theatre, dance, doll exhibition, storytelling, recycling paper. The conference came to a close on February 17 after the multi-cultural evening.
Virtual Round Square Conference Chittagong Grammar School, Bangladesh
Chittagong Grammar School, Bangladesh organised the first ever virtual Round Square Conference in the first week of February on the theme “Less Me, More We”. More than 25 schools from South Asia and Gulf Region took part in the novel initiative. PPS students showed tremendous enthusiasm and 21 students attended the live baraza session via video conferencing. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of sharing their thoughts with their counterparts in other schools. More schools are likely to organise the virtual conferences given the interest and enthusiasm generated by the event.