A Quill of Their Own

“We wrote, we laughed, we grew…together.”

Armed with their maiden publications, proudly displayed on the bookshelves, this is what the students of grade 9th and 10th of Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon and Noida will tell you! Continue reading

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Every Vote Counts

Anticipation. Excitement. And an incredible opportunity to learn. The morning of 30th November, 2016, brought all this and more to the gates of Shiv Nadar School, Noida!

In a first of its kind event to have been organised by the Election Commission of India, the hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India – Dr. Nasim Zaidi – visited the school to talk to the students about electoral governance and elections in India. He was accompanied by Shri Umesh Sinha, the Deputy Election Commissioner, Mr. Dhirendhra Ojha, the Director, Election Commission of India and Ms. Padma Angmo, the Director, Election Commission of India. Shri N. P. Singh, the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, was also a part of the visiting delegation. Continue reading

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Aglow with the Light of Learning

The evening before Diwali break is always a special one for Shiv Nadar School, Noida. It is our occasion to celebrate light and learning, and put on display the creative sparks which emerge out of the curriculum when it is engaged with in an experiential manner. It is the evening of Funkaar Week culmination, also celebrated as ‘Jyotirgamay’ – or the symbolic walk towards light of knowledge and wisdom. Continue reading

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Kahaani Palampur Ki

There is a lot that is a part of our academic curriculum, which is understood by the students only in theory, because of the inherent, and sometimes indispensable chasm which exists between concepts and their real applications and manifestations. In some of these cases, it is possible to make concepts come alive through model-making, experiments and integrated class-room experiences where non-academic disciplines make their way into the curriculum to make academic concepts lucid. But some other cases might present a greater difficulty. Continue reading

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An Exploration of the Earth

The first floor corridor of Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, remained noisy and messy the entire past week. However, this noise emanated from animated discussions on concepts of science and social science and the mess was a result of the creativity of the 6th graders who occupy that corridor. Students scurried about, but with a purpose. They giggled when their experiment yielded expected observations. And they dabbled freely and carelessly in colours to put their learnings onto paper. Continue reading

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Values in Motion

Within this month, our students are undergoing several experiences which are designed to achieve personal excellence, as well as create a firm rooting into the value system that we, at Shiv Nadar School, abide by. It is satisfying to see the very abstract values find actual, tangible manifestation through our programmes. Students understand respect while giving it to each aspect of their environment – animate and inanimate in the Joy of Sharing week. They learn how to shoulder responsibility and match words to action as they canvass for student council elections. They dive deep into learning and imbibe concepts for a lifetime in Funkaar Week. What is even better is, with these physical manifestations of values, these universal ethics are making subtle inroads into the psyche and character of our students, poised to stay there for life. Continue reading

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In the Quest for Lifelong Learning – Summer Internship

This year, the students of Shiv Nadar School have been exposed to an intensive programme in communications. No matter the level of skill and the depth of knowledge, one thing which differentiates individuals in the way they come across to the world is their ability to communicate – to present their ideas in a comprehensible, exciting and inspiring manner. Bearing this in mind, we initiated for them a programme called ‘Creative Communications’ as a part of their Aha Time activities. Continue reading

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Spoken Word Series @ Shiv Nadar School

“Listen to this as carefully as a riddle,
And tell me, if it is the same case with you,
Even a little…”

Palak Modi, clad in her Panther House T-Shirt, armed with a poem, walked up to the performing area with some trepidation. She carried a self-composed poem, scribbled on a paper, but was determined to not read out from it. After a week of writing, memorizing and practising, today was when she was going to make a presentation of her versified thoughts. In an event dedicated to Spoken Word performances, phase 1 of the Aha Creative Communications basket was going to conclude. Continue reading

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Is this India’s Century?

There should be some days in life reserved for pushing our thought frontiers in directions previously unexplored. In the rigmarole of daily occupations and preoccupations, one oft forgets that there are larger issues at play, which demand, at best an action, and at minimum, a view-point. One such issue we identify and feel strongly about is India – the nation as is poised and the future towards which it is steadily headed. Continue reading

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The Fifth Pillar

As an institution which aspires to create leaders and thinkers for tomorrow, the existence of Shiv Nadar School is supported by Five Pillars. Each of these pillars, namely – Value System, Curriculum, Teachers, Technology and Parents – are indispensable to building a strong and firm foundation on which the school moves ahead. This post on our blog, we dedicate to the fifth of the above-mentioned pillars – our Parents – whose partnership and belief is critical for us, at each step. Continue reading

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