Annual Day and Prize-Giving Function
Saturday, November 25th, 2017
The only constant in life is change and when the winds of change blow they usher with them an era of creativity, innovation and new ideas. Such went the theme of the ballet presented by the students of the school at the Annual Day and Prize Giving Ceremony held at Siri Fort Auditorium on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.
Dr. Kiran Datar, Chairperson, Board of Management, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan welcomed the distinguished guests while Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School presented the Annual Report.
The esteemed members of Managing Boards of Springdales Education Society and Springdales Schools presented the awards to the meritorious students for their excellence in Academic and Co-curricular Activities. The event was graced by H.E. Mr. Abu Adnan Alhaija, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of state of Palestine and Mr. Ben Joubert, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of South Africa.
Serenading an array of songs ranging from Italian and Irish to a fusion of Hindi and Urdu, the Senior School Choir captured the ethereal beauty of music in all its nuances.
The Senior School Ballet "The Winds of Change" - a powerful audio-visual performance with dance, song and visual projections focused on youth who are the change makers and whose future depends on the extent to which they address the concerns about urgent global issues bequeathed to them by earlier generations.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. Neerja Sharma, Manager, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
Extends Helping Hand to Bihar Flood Victims
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Deeply affected by the recent floods in Bihar the students, staff parent body of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan have responded to the human tragedy by donating generously in kind.
Touched by the pictures of sufferings, children voluntarily extended their support and reciprocated by contributing clothes, woolens, utensils and toys to be sent to the flood affected areas. A truck load of sacks, cartons, huge packets and toys was flagged off on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 and sent to 'Goonj' - an NGO.
The overwhelming response through the donations in kinds by parents was the result of the efforts of the Interact Club of the school which works tirelessly for the cause of humanity all year round.
Once again the school has stood together as one and shown its solidarity towards a humanitarian cause.
Kusum Verma Memorial National Inter-School English Festival
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Celebrating the power of Human Spirit, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan in collaboration with the Old Springdalian Association (OSA) hosted the 15th Kusum Verma Memorial National Inter-School English Festival in memory of Late Kusum Verma, Former Head of the English Department.
This year the Creative Fiesta paid a tribute to the indomitable spirit of humans and his struggles through rendition of poems centred on the theme "The Human Spirit-An Answer?" The "Power of Knowledge" to pave the road to wisdom and enlightenment was explored by the participants through their Creative Writings. The students envisioned a hopeful future for humanity through their Enactments on the theme “The world needs...."
Welcoming the Guests to the Creative Fiesta Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan suggested that "The Human Spirit is a social construct that defines our personality and our philosophy of life."
The first position in the category of self-composed poems was bagged by Springdales School; Dhaula Kuan while Springdales School Pusa Road received the First prize in Category B. Mother's International School was adjudged the winner in the Creative Writing Contest whereas Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan won the first Prize in Enact an Act Competition. The Overall Trophy was awarded to Indraprastha International School, Dwarka.
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
The school hosted the 13th Dr. A. K. Saha Memorial Young Scientists Experimental Project - Inter - School Contest on Thursday, August 10th, 2017. The project was initiated by two former students of the school, Dr. Abhijit Saha and Dr. Prasenjit Saha in the memory of their Late father Dr. A. K. Saha, Former Scientist at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.
The Annual venture inculcates a spirit of enquiry and objectivity amongst budding scientists. This year the theme of the contest was "Ideate - Innovate - Create - for a better future" and two events were held as a part of the contest - Investigatory Project Competition and the Science Quiz. Eighteen leading schools of Delhi participated in the preliminary round of the contest out of which ten schools were selected to participate in the final round.
Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, in her address said that the theme Ideate - Innovate - Create - for a better future is central to the idea of longevity of our planet and the future of Science belongs to the youth.
Professor Shiv Vishwanathan, Vice Dean (Institution Building), Centre for the study of Science, Society and Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University, presided over the function and said that for a sustainable world, we need dissident scientists who have the courage to question and accept their mistakes.
The Investigatory Projects were adjudged by :
(i) Prof. Sher Ali, Senior Staff Scientist, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in
Basic Sciences, Jamia Milia Islamia
(ii) Dr. Anupama Singh, Scientist and Head, Chemical Division, IARI, Pusa
(iii) Dr. Avanish Kant, Senior Hydrologist, Consultant - World Bank
(iv) Mr. Praveen Gosain, Regional Director - India, S.E. Asia & Australia,
Corning Reactor Technologies, Corning Technologies India (P) Limited
Springdales School, Pusa Road was adjudged the overall winner of the A.K. Saha Memorial Trophy, and also the Indian Science Congress Trophy instituted for innovation in Science for their project "Photocatalytic Rod".
Annual Inter House Choir Festival
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
It was a moment of immense pride for the school as H.E Mr. F.K. Morule, High Commissioner, High Commission of the Republic of South Africa presided over as the Chief Guest at the Valedictory Function of the Africa Week organized on the occasion of International Mandela Day in the school on 18th July 2017. Present on the occasion were H.E. Ms. Judith K.K. Kangoma Kapijlmpanga, High Commissioner of Republic of Zambia, Dr. Wael Albattrekhi, Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Embassy of the State of Palestine and the parents of the students from Tanzania, Ghana and Palestine studying in the school.
The Annual Event was a long standing tradition to honour and celebrate the humanitarian ideals of Dr. Nelson Mandela and witnessed the culmination of the Africa Week held from July 11th to July 14th 2017 during which the students wrote slogans, essays, poems and articles on the theme "Action Against Poverty".
Paying rich tributes to the icon of peace, Principal Dr. Jyoti Bose urged the students "to uphold values and beliefs of Nelson Mandela by translating them into action for the benefit of society."
The School Choir traced the history of South African struggle for freedom by rendering a medley of songs in Zulu. In an endeavour to sensitize the younger generation to Nelson Mandela's 'long walk to freedom', a short film produced by the BBC on 'Nelson Mandela - His Life Story' was screened and the students presented articles and audio video presentations. In a befitting tribute to Dr. Mandela, the talented dancers of the school presented the song "Asimbonanga" originally sung by Joan Baez. The song echoed the victorious celebrations of the people when their Messiah was freed from prison.
In an informative and inspirational speech, H.E. Mr. F.K. Morule elucidated the real essence of International Mandela Day to come forward and spend 67 minutes each day to serve mankind. He emphasized on the need to live the legacy of this iconic man and recreate a global community on the ideals of tolerance, compassion, humility and international understanding. He further expressed his solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle for freedom.
The icing on the cake was to hear Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Founder of the Africa Club and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society relating her journey from the inception of the club to her steadfast support for the Africans in their fight for democracy.
The festive morning concluded with the singing of the National Anthems of South Africa and India.
Annual Inter House Choir Festival
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
The school Auditorium reverberated with rhythm and melody as 600 talented singers came together to re-create a musical fiesta on the occasion of the Annual Inter-House Choir Festival held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. The Chief Guest for this glittering event was Mr. Rahul Ram, renowned Musician and Member - Indian Ocean. Mr. Srijan Mahajan, Renowned Drummer - Parikrama and Old Springdalian of Golden Jubilee Batch 2005 was invited as a Guest of Honour.
Welcoming the guests to the musical extravaganza, Dr Jyoti Bose, Principal complemented the budding Springdalian singers for bagging the third position at the International Festival of Musical Creativity – "Earth is our Common Home" in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The graceful mudras of the Kathak Dancers transported the audience into an ethereal world. Resonating the myriad hues of human emotions, the eight houses of the school wove a vibrant tapestry of musical notes through an array of songs sung in Irish, Japanese to Italian, Bulgarian, Urdu and Hindi languages. Portraying an expansive range of languages and cultures, the Choir celebrated the universal appeal of music. It was a moment of great joy and pride as Mr. Srijan Mahajan, Ex-Springdalian accompanied the choir of 4 Houses on the drum, leaving everyone spellbound.
Mr. Rahul Ram appreciated the school for providing a rich platform to its students. His powerful and passionate rendition found an echo in the hearts of the audience and filled the auditorium with thunderous applause.
Endeavour House was awarded the First prize, Equality House and Unity House received the second and third prize respectively. Anubhav Dhyani bagged the Trophy for the Best Soloist in the Male category whereas Kheya Ghosh received the prize for the Best Solo Performer in the Female category. Muskaan Anand was adjudged the upcoming female singer.
The DSLP Annual Award Giving Ceremony
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Commemorating the relentless efforts and deep commitment of the student community to uphold the beacon of literacy, The Delhi School Literacy Project celebrated its 29th Anniversary of Annual Award Giving Ceremony on 28th April, 2017 in the school auditorium.
Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, welcomed the guests, student volunteers and the learners.
Presenting the Awards and Certificates to the participating schools, the Chief Guest Mr. Ajay Tirkey, I.A.S., Joint Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development congratulated the DSLP and its member schools on sustaining the programme. He advised them to continue their work and aim for the stars.
Bhatnagar International School, VasantKunj bagged the Sufia Ajmali Trophy for making the largest number of literates. The Henry Selz Foundation Trophy for the school making the second largest literates was won by Springdales School, Pusa Road. The UNICEF trophy for the school showing maximum participation was won by New Era Public School, Mayapuri. The proud recipient of Baldev and Kamala Bhatia Memorial Trophy for their work in the community was Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.The Rotary Club Trophy for the Best All Round Performance went St. George's School, Alaknanda. The Satpal Singh Memorial Trophy for new programs & initiatives was awarded to Evergreen Sr. Sec. School, Vasundhara Enclave. The M.L.Kapoor Memorial Trophy for excellence for the student who has made highest numbers of learners,went to Muskan Midha of Manav Sthali School, for making 160 learners.
Presenting the Annual Report, the Honarary Advisor to the DSLP and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, congratulated the winners and thanked the 110 member schools and 12 donors for their constant support in making the DSLP a grand success.
Mrs. P.Loomba, Honorary Secretary, DSLP who has been working tirelessly in monitoring and guiding the project proposed the Vote of Thanks.
EARTH DAY ASSEMBLY - 2017
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
This year we celebrated the 47th Earth Day which is witnessed across the globe, every year on the 22nd of April to demonstrate support for environmental causes. This Earth Day was celebrated with the theme incorporating, 17 Sustainable Development Goals given by United Nations, under the Agenda 2030: Transforming the world. Through this assembly students not only discussed the Environmental issues but gave pragmatic solutions to various global issues that require urgent addressing and will revitalize our planet. They came up with articles, poems, innovative solutions through Science and Technology and a few start up ideas.
The assembly showcased the efforts of the school and its students to incorporate UN's vision into practice and translate the dream of creating a better, beautiful and brighter world into a reality.
Interaction with children of Bapu Public School at Bhagwanpura Basti, Badli
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
In collaboration with Al-Noor Charitable Society 40 Springdalians accompanied by 8 teachers participated in the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao day at The Bapu Public School on 20th April 2017. Under the able guidance of Mrs. Salma Ansari, President of Al-Noor Charitable Society and wife of Honourable Vice President of India Dr. Hamid Ansari, the society has adopted Bapu Public School along with various schools at Aligarh.
We are now supporting the school with Notebooks and Stationary and will continue to support
Mrs. Ansari interacted with the Springdalian students and discussed about their perspectives on the topic of Child rights and Right to Education and how they could play a vital role as Youth. The audience comprised of students of Bapu Public School, their parents & teachers, students of Guru Harkishan Public School and community people of Bhaghwanpura Basti." As a part of the programme our students participated in Nukkad Natak conveying strong message on significance of literacy. Our school choir presented a song "Jal Uthi Mashaal" and Saksham Gaur, student of class XII recited a Hindi poem "Mein Yuva hoon" depicting role of youth in transforming India. Mrs. Ritu Madan, Head-Senior School thanked Mrs. Ansari for giving an opportunity to the students to spread the message and create an awareness regarding significance of literacy amongst the community. On behalf of our school we have gifted students of Bapu Public School a hamper of stationary items, books and note books to enable them for better education.
Mrs. Ansari was overwhelmed by the performance of our children and touched by the awareness & spirit of children towards social issues and their willingness to work. She appreciated the vision of Dr. Rajni Kumar and commendable work done by Springdalians under the able guidance of Dr. Jyoti Bose.
Shri I.P. Kapoor Memorial Football Tournament
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
It is a matter of great pride that the school won the the 8th Shri I.P. Kapoor memorial football tournament held at Springdales School, Pusa Road on 13th April, 2017 for the third consecutive year. The event is held to commemorate the dedicated services of Late Shri I. P. Kapoor, Senior Physical Education Teacher and to inculcate in students the values of team-spirit and sportsmanship about which Shri I.P. Kapoor was very passionate.
Dr.Rajni Kumar, Chairperson Springdales Education society graced the occasion to cheer the teams from both schools.
The two teams played with a lot of zeal and were cheered by the audience. It was a delightful and enthralling game which captivated everyone till the end.
The deciding goal was through a penalty and Springdales School, DhaulaKuan emerged the proud winners.
Blood Donation Camp
Friday, March 31st, 2017
As a part of our commitment to reach out to society, the Interact Club of the school in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society organised a Blood Donation Camp on Friday, March 31st, 2017. It was heartening to see a large number of the parent body,faculty members and class IV staff came forward to contribute their bit towards this humanitarian cause. The donors went through a series of medical check-ups before donating blood. The Interactors participated with great enthusiasm and deepened social awareness amongst the donors.
Kindergarten and Junior School Sports Bonanza 2017
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
A crowd of eager students and their excited parents assembled at the playground of the School, as the Junior School Sports Bonanza was celebrated on 22nd and 23rd February, 2017. On the first day Mrs. Neeta Rastogi, Principal, Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls while on second day Mr. G.S Randhawa, Padam Shri, first Arjuna Awardee and former Athlete were the Chief Guests respectively. Dr. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society along with many distinguished guests graced the occasion. Welcoming the Chief Guest and other esteemed guests, Principal,Dr Jyoti Bose Springdales School Dhaula Kuan delightedly welcomed the Chief Guests and promised that Sports days at Springdales were days of enthusiasm, fun and frolic for the little ones showcasing their athletic prowess on the tracks and in displays of physical cultures.
The Athletic Meet kick started with a colourful Childrens procession and release of balloons by the Chief Guests to herald the festive days.The scintillating displays of Physical cultures like Ship Ahoy, The Circus Comes to Town, Let`s Go Green, Sports for All, Yoga for fitness and Colours of Harmony were well appreciated. A Taekwando display by the students showcasing the dexterity and precision of the young athletes in action, captivated the exuberant audience followed by the track events which included enjoyable races for the audience. Affirming the importance of Sports and Games in our lives, Mrs. Rastogi, congratulated the little children for putting up an impressive show. She further affirmed that Springdales epitomises fragrance and freshness and the lively atmosphere she had just witnessed, made it clear that at Springdales, children are provided opportunities to bloom at their own pace and foster healthy competition simultaneously . Mr. Randhawa too, applauded the little children and stated that he had just attended one of the best Sports day at the school level 60 years . He further extended an offer to provide training to the promising athletes of Springdales at the Jawaharlal Stadium.
Mrs Sujata Maleyvar Headmistress, Springdales School Dhaula Kuan proposed the Vote of thanks on both the days and congratulated the students, staff and all who helped to put up a stellar performance.
The Farewell and Citation Ceremony
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan bid adieu to the graduating class of 2017 on February 14th, 2017 amidst the proud parents of the outgoing batch, members of the school Management Board and distinguished guests. The Guest of Honour for the evening was Prof. Vaiju Naravane, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies,Ashoka University.
Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, in her eloquent address advised the students that they "do not need magic to change the world as they carry all the power inside themselves". She further suggested that "Life is profound and passionate and should be lived undauntingly with 'The Madness of Daring'. You have to push as hard as the age that pushes against you."
Wishing luck to the students as they cross over the threshold of school life into a new world, Prof. Naravane urged the students to accept 'failure as a part of life'.
The school choir revealed the students' journey has been 'Rhythm of Life' ...with a powerful beat to make new sensations as they flip their wings and fly up high. This was followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp for each student as the citations were being read out by the Principal for each student. The students and the parent body thanked the school for moulding their 'tiny tots' into caring and concerned global citizens. In a true Springdalian tradition, the children linked arms with their classmates and teachers and sang the time honoured Scottish ditty 'Auld Lang Syne'.
In the soft light of the traditional earthenware lamps which they placed around a globe epitomizing the school motto 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' - the world is a family, the class 12 students pledged to earnestly work towards the building of a better, brighter and beautiful world. The touching ceremony concluded with the induction of the students to the Old Springdalians Association.
Giving her greetings on the occasion, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society advised students that whenever they are standing at the crossroads faced with a moral dilemma and do not know which path to tread, they should reflect upon the ethos and values which Springdales has inculcated in them.
International Children's Festival
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
At a scintillating confluence of world cultures "International Children's Festival" held in the school, H.E. Mr. Adnan Abu Alhaijaa, Ambassador of Palestine, H.E. Ms. Suzannah Jessep, Deputy High Commissioner, New Zealand High Commission, Mr. Ben Joubert, Deputy High Commissioner, South African High Commission and Mr. Dietrich Graf von der Schulenburg, Head of the Cultural Department, German Embassy were the Special Guests.
In her welcome, Principal Dr. Jyoti Bose reiterated the key role of education in promoting International Peace and Understanding. She took immense pride in the fact that 'quest for harmony and inclusivity is the hallmark of Springdalian Education'.
Held since 1989, this occasion celebrates the ideals of Shri Yudister Kumar, the architect of Springdalian Education whose cherished goal was the friendship and mutual understanding between children of the world. With around forty foreign students from over twenty countries and Ranked No.1 in India for five consecutive years in Internationalism by Education World C-Fore Survey, Springdales has truly lived to its school motto "Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam".
The evening wove a magnificent tapestry of the rich and vibrant cultures of the world as the foreign students of Japan, France, Egypt, Australia, Palestine, the Russian Embassy School and Springdalians came together to conjure a cultural extravaganza. The delegation from Heungdeok High School, South Korea who is currently in India on an Exchange Programme, won the hearts of one and all as they swayed to the beats of a popular Bollywood number.
Presenting mementos to the participants, the Diplomatic Guests from different Embassies complimented the school for forging bonds of friendship and love through such meaningful programmes
Founder Principal Mrs. Rajni Kumar in her Vote of Thanks advised the young Springdalians to have faith in their abilities, strive for excellence and live life in service humanity.
Visit of Delegation from Experimental School, Beijing, China
Monday, February 6th, 2017
Special Exchange Programmes lie at the heart of Springdalian curriculum and ethos; encouraging the students to think beyond boundaries for a greater mutual understanding and exchange of cultures.
A special assembly was organised by The School on 6th February, 2017 in the Hall of Friendship and Peace to welcome a delegation of 34 students and 4 teachers from THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL of the CAPITAL NORMAL UNIVERSITY, BEIJING, CHINA under the 'HEART TO HEART AGREEMENT' with the GOVERNMENT OF CHINA a 21 member delegation from The School visited Beijing in October 2016.This was a reciprocal visit.
The Heart to Heart agreement aims at promoting mutual understanding of each other's culture, way of life and education system as well as building confidence and friendship between the people of two nations.
The guests were welcomed by Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan at a special assembly. Speaking on the occasion she said that there is no better learning and understanding than travel which allows us to discover, explore and connect to people of varied cultures. "Children are the link to world peace - and they do not hold any barriers in their heart", she added.
Celebrating peace, togetherness and friendship, the school choir took the audience on a musical odyssey through the rendition of the song, "The Rhythm of Life" that teaches us to lead our lives fully, with passion and tells us to be happy in all situations as everything is transient.
Senior school students presented an article on Indo-China Friendship, focusing on the fact that China's and India's friendship dates back to ancient times and the two nations will continue to be the two major forces calling for a multipolar world and the main engines driving world economic growth.
Celebrating the diversity and abundance of Indian heritage, the students of the Senior and Junior School enthralled the audience with their Bengali Dance and Hindi song 'Aayi Rut Suhani Aayi'.
The guests transported the audience to the land of tea and silk with their mesmerising song and Fan dance. Earlier in the day, the guests were taken for a round of the school. They attended workshops on Madhubani art and appreciated the richness of Indian culture. They also visited the Junior School to gain knowledge about the Indian system of education. The visit concluded with presentation of mementoes to the Chinese ambassadors of peace and friendship.
Winter Staff Seminar
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
The School pulsated with innovative and thought provoking ideas as erudite speakers from varied occupations shared their novel perspectives during the Winter Staff Seminar entitled "Turning Mirrors into Windows": Sculpting the Imagination, Expressions and Values of Gen Next on January 10th and 11th, 2017.
Welcoming the staff members of all three units, Guest Speakers and Resource persons, Dr. Jyoti Bose, Director, Springdales Schools and Principal, The School highlighted the need to examine the gospel truth and emphasized on the necessity of broadening the horizons of the students by opening up vistas to help them to explore the future possibilities.
Delivering the Keynote Address, Professor Shiv Visvanathan, Vice Dean and Executive Director, O.P. Jindal Global University urged the schools to become the bastions of democracy where the students are proactively engaged in co-creating a socially just society. He further advised the educationists to become the kaleidoscope through which the mirrors can be turned into windows and provide the students a comprehensive perspective on history.
Dr. Geeta Chandran, Padmashree, renowned Dancer and Choreographer and Founder President, Natya Vriksha portrayed an individual’s quest of self,which acknowledges the world outside through her captivating dance recital.
A gamut of workshops conducted for different levels inspired the teaching fraternity to reinvent their approach towards teaching. An engaging panel discussion on the topic "The Changing Environment of the 21st Century" chaired by Ms. SonalKalra, National Editor, Hindustan Times, Ms. Devalina Dave, Former Reader Delhi University and Dr. Kanika K. Ahuja, Associate Professor, Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University brought out the imperative need to align the school culture and education with the techno-savvy Gen Next to retain its relevance.In his presentation titled 'The idea of India', Major Maroof Raza hailed India as a Nation with an immense potential to grow evolve into a country to reckon with on the world stage while Mrs. Valentina Trivedi, Creative Writer and Teacher Trainer highlighted theart of "story telling as a powerful teaching tool".Dr. Neerja Sharma, Manager, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan and Former Associate Professor, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University demonstrated a variety of activities to integrate differently abled children comfortably into the mainstream curriculum.
Mr. Aporajito Bose, Diversity Manager, Springdales Schools envisioned a positive change through a concerted effort aimed to create a cleaner, litter free environment within the school through proper waste disposal management.Through a lively and interactive session, Mrs.Ameeta Mulla Wattal, Principal ,Springdales School ,Pusa Road and Mr. Pranav Mukherjee, Theatre Expert demonstrated the way Shakespeare’s language elucidates the entire gamut of human emotions and its timeless appeal and relevance.
Congratulating the Springdalian Staff for their unceasing contribution throughout the Diamond Jubilee Year, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society reiterated the role of teachers in igniting the 'spark', latent in every child.
Y. Kumar Memorial Contest
Proving their mettle in the sphere of International Understanding and Universal Brotherhood, Navya Oberoi, Head Girl and Aryan Ahmed, Deputy Head Boy did the school proud as they emerged the winners of the coveted 40thY. Kumar Memorial Contest organized by Springdales School ,Pusa Road which saw participation of 40 reputed schools from across Delhi and NCR. The Contest was an endeavour to celebrate the ideals of Shri Yudhister Kumar,the architect of Springdalian Education and gave the school its ethos and philosophy which reflects in our motto "Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam".
In a myriad of competitions organised over two weeks in the month of February, ranging from Essay Writing, Quiz, Group Discussion and Interview Round, the participants displayed their understanding of global issues of concern which are making a major impact on the society now and in the future.
Navya Uberoi won the prestigious Y. Kumar Award for International Understanding and Quiz whereas Aryan Ahmed was adjudged first in the Group Discussion.
Prof. Dr. Shiv Visvanathan, Vice Dean and Executive Director, Centre for Study of Science, Society and Sustainability at the O.P. Jindal Global University presented the awards.
ANNUAL SPORTS FIESTA
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
The school ground came alive with vibrant energy and athletic exuberance as Springdales School celebrated its Annual Sports Fiesta on Wednesday, 28 December 2016.
Air Marshal Jasbir Walia, VM, VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command, Indian Air Force took the salute from the Eight Houses as the Springdalians marched past with their banners proudly held aloft and the House Flags fluttering high. An oath to participate in the events is the true Sportsman Spirit was taken by the Head Boy, Head Girl and the House Captains before the Chief Guest declared the Athletic Meet open and unfurled the School Flag.
The sporting prowess of the budding athletes came to the fore as they competed with great vigour in the various track and field events.
An impressive martial display of Taekwondo presented by the Junior School students won great applause by the audience. It was a moment of great pride as Sports Captain - Sarthak Sharma was presented with "The Kapil Dev Award and Scholarship for the most promising Sports Boy". Endeavour House was awarded the Trophy for the Best Marching Squad the Trophy for the House Best in Athletics was won by Forward House.
Honouring the students who have achieved National Level participation in Sports in the year 2016-17, the Chief Guest Air Marshal Walia complimented the students for their quest for excellence. Feeling nostalgic about his own days in Springdales which he considers to be the best school in Delhi, he advised the students to pursue their dream with full fervour and aim for excellence in their chosen field.
Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal delivered the Vote of thanks.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Celebrating the season of sharing, caring and a season of hope for the coming year associated with Christmas, the school organised a Christmas Concert. The school choir cast a magical spell on the audience as the auditorium resonated with the message of love and peace through the soulful rendition of 'While the shepherds watch' and 'Carol of the Bells'.
Saba Qadri, a senior school student, urged the gathering to imbibe the true essence of the festival and to build bridges of friendship and humanity by reaching out to the underprivileged section of the society.
The Inclusive Education Children of the Saath Saath Centre spread cheer and happiness amongst the audience with their lively and colourful presentation 'Here comes Santa Claus'. The Elocution Club of the School echoed the wide panaroma of human emotions including hope, humour, love for nature and gratitude for our brave soldiers through a bouquet of poems.
Adding a new flavour to the programme was the highly entertaining theatrical presentation 'The Canterbury Ghost', a very special adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous novel Canterville Ghost.
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
The school ground was a witness to fun, frolic and frenzy as the school celebrated its Annual Winter Carnival on Sunday December 11.
The visitors, which included the members of the Managing Board, parents and students- both old and present, were captivated by a wide and vibrant array of stalls ranging from clothes and jewellery to bags and accessories. The school ground reverberated with the pulsating music and the mesmerising performances by the band. The carnival was indeed a foodies paradise as it offered a wide range of mouth watering and rich delicacies. The students enthusiasm was evident at the games stall, which provided a wide platform to the visitors to exhibit their skill at various games. The Handicrafts Department and Electronics Department were a real delight for one and all. In an effort to show their concern for the environment our students of the Environment Club put up a stall showcasing a variety of eco-friendly products made by them and it was indeed a great crowd puller. The special attraction of the day was the Fashion Show put up by the Senior School students. The Children's Section welcomed the visitors with some exciting stalls such as Back to school Bake the Cake etc. While the mothers of the junior school students set the ramp on fire, the fathers displayed their culinary skills by enthusiastically participating in Cooking without Fire Contest.
The Carnival concluded with distribution of prizes to Best Volunteers of the games stall and for the Best Decorated Stall.
Annual Day and Prize–Giving Function
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Mr. Kapil Dev, Indian Cricket Legend presided over as the Chief Guest at the Annual Day and Prize Giving Ceremony of the school held on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 in the Hall of Friendship and Peace.
Dr. Neerja Sharma, Member, Board of Management, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan welcomed the distinguished guests. While Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, presented the Annual Report of the Senior School, Mrs. Sujata Maleywar read out the Junior School Annual Report.
Conjuring up a musical spell, the Senior School Choir rendered the inspirational Maori Song 'Kia Hora Te Marino'and the famous English Song 'Rhythm Of Life' which motivated us to lead a life infused with passion and purpose. The soulful Sufi Number Chhaap Tilak composed by Amir Khusro expressed love and gratitude to the Almighty for all his bounties bestowed on us. Rejoicing and revelling in the hope of a new dawn, the Junior School regaled the audience with a Gujarati composition from the film Kai Po Che.
Presenting the Awards to the meritorious students from the Junior and Senior School for their excellence in Academic and Co-curricular Activities, the Chief Guest, Mr. Kapil Dev in his inimitable style complimented the staff and parents for "creating a wonderful environment" for the students to blossom and wished he had studied at Springdales. Mr. Kapil Dev was a wonderful Chief Guest, whose inspiration filtered down to the audience of all ages as he earnestly urged the parents to allow children to pursue their dreams. Acknowledging his long association with the school, Mr. Kapil Dev announced one year long scholarship for the Best Student in Sports.
The auditorium resonated with a thunderous applause as everyone rose to give a standing ovation to Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society Founder Principal and Chairperson, for her relentless endeavours in shaping SPRINGDALES as an educational institution 'par excellence'.
Closing Ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Sirifort Auditorium was a witness to a spectacular and scintillating evening as Springdales Schools celebrated the Closing Ceremony of its Diamond Jubilee Year which was presided over by H.E. Ms. Harvinder Sidhu, High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, and Mr. S.Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Welcoming the esteemed guests comprising erudite scholar, members of the Diplomatic Corps, parents, students and staff members Dr. Jyoti Bose, Director Springdales Schools affirmed that "the Epilogue was an evening of thanksgiving and a celebration of all that Springdales has stood for in the last sixty years."
Feeling immensely elated and proud on establishing Springdales as a school with an identity of its own-where new ideas germinate and grow, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society and Founder Principal, suggested that “her hopes lie in every student of the school”,who are the real “movers and shakers of the world. Taking the celebratory mood further, Mrs.Kumar felicitated all those, who with their collective wisdom, have helped in nurturing the ethos of Springdales.
Congratulating the school for completing 60 years of educational excellence, H.E. Ms. Sidhu lauded the efforts of the school in shaping the lives of thousands of children.
An audio visual presentation capturing the mesmerizing events that marked the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations enthralled the audience.
Weaving together the elements of Springdalian philosophy imparted through the six decades of the school, 600 students of the Dhaula Kuan branch cast a magical spell on the audience through their cultural extravaganza VASUDHAIV KUTUMBAKAM, which showcased how the Springdalians are intensely aware of the realities of the world around them-whether in the family, the Community, the Nation or the International scenario and have always stood up against injustices and inequities and offered hands of support in our hope of contributing to a world of peace and harmony.
The evening concluded with a soul stirring presentation Waqt ki Awaaz –An Appeal by the students of the Pusa Road branch which highlighted the importance of education in the development of an individual and thereby progress of a nation.
'Absolute Maxima'- An Inter-School Mathematics Contest
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Honing the talent of the young learners as well as providing them with a suitable forum for a deeper comprehension of Mathematics, Pi Club of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan organized Absolute Maxima, an Interschool Maths Contest on 5th November, 2016. Top 16 schools of Delhi participated in a myriad of events that included Battle of Wits- a Rubik Cube Relay and Puzzle round for class 6 -7, Mathematical Paradigm- a Model Making Competition for class 8 -9 and Mathematical Tripos- a Mathematical Symposium for class 10- 11.
Mr. P.K. Sharma ,Head of the Department, Mathematics welcomed the guests and the participating schools.
Presenting the prizes to the winners, one of the judges Mr. Praveen Gosain, Regional Director, Corning Tech. India highlighted the importance of value systems in today’s materialistic world and urged the students to follow their passions and dreams wholeheartedly.
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj received the first prize in Battle of Wits, Springdales School, Dhaula kuan bagged the first prize in Mathematical Tripos as well as in Mathematical Paradigm. The Overall trophy for the best team was won by Springdales school, Dhaula Kuan but being the host school it did not compete for the trophy and it was handed over to the second best team Springdales School, Pusa Road.
Mrs. Ritu Madan, Head, Senior School, proposed the Vote of Thanks.
REPORT ON ANTI CRACKER CAMPAIGN
Friday, October 28th, 2016
In an endeavor to create awareness on the hazardous effects of crackers on our health and environment, the Interact Club of the school organized various activities ranging from article and slogan writing, poster making, class room discussions and Just A MINUTE competitions to express their views on how to make Diwali safer and Eco friendly.
An assembly was also organized to spread the message of safe and pollution free Diwali wherein the students were sensitized about the exploitation of young children working in the fire cracker industry. They were also briefed about the preventive measures to be undertaken to avoid untoward incidents of fire accidents as well as food adulteration. Students were also motivated to celebrate this festive season by sharing the joy with lesser privileged children of the society.
Celebrating Diwali with the community children of Shriram JJ cluster,the students shared sweets and made Rangoli with them; upholding the Springdalian ideal of "Living is Giving".
Collage depicting students posters and slogans for ANTI CRACKER CAMPAIGN
News Wiz Champions
Sunday, October 16th, 2016
In a nail biting finish of the National Wiz Quiz Grand Finale organized by the India Today Channel, hosted by Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor, India Today Group, Springdales, Dhaula Kuan emerged the Champions after a neck to neck contest with 27 All India Teams shortlisted by elimination rounds for 1000 school Teams from all over the country.
Students of Class XI, Navya Uberoi and Pranav Bhogal held the coveted News Wiz Trophy and with Keys to a Tata Tiago Car that each of them had won, in addition to a Scholarship worth Rs. 10 lakhs from the Lovely Professional University. Mr. Aroon Purie, Editor in Chief of India Today and Mr. Chetan Bhagat were the Celebrity News Guests for the Grand Finale.
The News Wiz Quiz was a unique one of its kind drawing upon current world and National Events in addition to the coverage by all media events. Kudos to Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai for being such an inspiring Quiz Master!
Congratulations to Springdales, Dhaula Kuan with this momentous achievement!
Valedictory Function of Literacy Week-2016
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Celebrating 28 glorious years of the Delhi Schools Literacy Project, The Valedictory Function of Literacy Week-2016 was held in the School, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9:30am in the Hall of Friendship and Peace. The festival is an endeavour to bring the school and community together, working collectively towards the goal of an inclusive, integrated and socially just society; with everyone enjoying equal rights and performing their social responsibilities.
Welcoming the guests, Principal, Dr. Jyoti Bose lauded the unabated efforts of the student volunteers and the schools in eradicating illiteracy.
Giving away the Awards and Trophies to the schools for myriad activities including Poetry Recitation, Street Theatre and Poster Making that took place during the literacy week, the Chief Guest Ms Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women, Govt of NCT of Delhi, in a fiery and passionate speech cited instances of crime against women rampant in the national capital and her aggressive crusade against this social evil. She,therefore, exhorted the citizens of tomorrow to 'Be the change you want to see'; urging them to be the agents of social revolution and fight for the rights of women.
At the presentation of awards, the M.P. Mathrani Trophy for excellence in the literacy Week in South-East zone went to Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. In North-West zone the trophy was won by Springdales School, Pusa Road. The S.M. Arya Memorial trophy was awarded to Dev Samaj Modern School, Nehru Nagar .The Henry Selz Trophy for the maximum interaction between the school and the community was won by New Era Public School , Maya Puri. The Laxman Aggarwal Trophy for the best Street Theatre in North-West Zone was bagged by Mira Model School. Army Public School ,Dhaula Kuan won the H.L. Verma Memorial Trophy for the best Street Theatre in South East Zone. The Sri Ram Jolly Memorial Trophy for the Best Group Song went to S.S Mota Singh Senior Secondary School,Janak Puri. OSA Living Is Giving Trophy was awarded to Springdales School , Dhaula Kuan.
Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Honorary Advisor and Founder of Delhi School Literacy Project, thanked the member schools for their continuous support and deep involvement in uplifting the deprived sections of the society.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Honorary Secretary of DSLP, Mrs. P. Loomba.
Teachers' Day Celebrations
Monday, September 5th, 2016
The school auditorium was witness to a glittering and musical extravaganza as it organized a Cultural Evening on the occasion of Teachers Day.
Dr. Jyoti Bose ,Principal welcomed the guests that comprised members of the Management, veteran and current staff members,their spouses, members of Old Springdalian Association and other distinguished guests.
The auditorium reverberated with rhythm and melody as the staff members of both the Dhaula Kuan and Pusa Road units enthralled the gathering with a wide array of captivating performances.
In a moment of immense pride for the school, Mrs. Ritu Madan, Head Senior School was felicitated for receiving the prestigious State Teacher's Award 2016 for her outstanding contribution to the field of education.
Ms. Mala Gupta received the Pied Piper Teachers Award for her rich contribution towards the school and students.
The highlight of the evening was an enticing vocal recital by eminent vocalist Ms. Vidhi Sharma which left the audience spellbound.
In a jubilant mood, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Former Principal and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society gave her greetings on this festive occasion.
Teachers' Day Morning Assembly
Monday, September 5th, 2016
The school organized a Special Assembly on 5th September to felicitate the teachers who work relentlessly to mould the personality of the future citizens. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Rev. Father Thomas Kunnunkal, Former Chairman CBSE.
In her address Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, highlighted the crucial role played by the teachers in widening the horizon of the students.
The student pupil expressed their taken of gratitude to the teaching fraternity by presenting bouquets and cards to them.
School Birthday Celebrations
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
The school ushered in its 61st Birthday with a grand celebration. The spirit of faith and hope was reignited in the heart of one and all present as the atmosphere resonated with a promise of upholding the cherished ideals of brotherhood and inclusivity that the school stands for.
Welcoming an exuberant audience comprising of the Management, Staff, students, alumni, ex-teachers and founder members, Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal expressed her elation and pride over the fact that "the school stands proud and tall and is ranked amongst the top ten schools of the country."
In a unique tradition,the school choir sang the Birthday Song as the members of the management came together for the cake cutting ceremony.
This was followed by a captivating cultural amalgamation of music and dance. The choir resurrected the song composed on the occasion of the 1st Birthday of Springdales in 1956 and brought alive the memories of the bygone days. The energetic dancers of the school made the audience revel in the musical frenzy as they set the stage alive and presented a medley of songs old as well as new, spanning generations. The scintillating beats of the school orchestra filled the auditorium with rhythm and melody.
Giving her greetings on this momentous occasion Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson - Springdales Education Society and Founder Principal complimented the young Springdalians for their vibrant and mesmerising performances.
Independence Day Celebration
Friday, August 12th, 2016
The school celebrated the 70th milestone of Independent India with a meaningful cultural programme on Friday, 12th August, 2016 in the school Auditorium.
Unfurling the Tri colour, the Chief Guest Mr. S. Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, was overwhelmed to witness the spirit and essence of Nationalism profoundly portrayed through the cultural programme.
The Auditorium reverberated with the soulful rendition of patriotic songs and musical notes presented by the school choir and orchestra. The thought provoking articles and presentations projected the challenges faced by India at 70 and the proactive role to be played by the youth of the country .The finale "This land is your land" conjured up a vibrant panorama of diverse India.
Dr Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, advised the students to energise and unite in order to resolve the "unfinished agenda" of building a tolerant and peaceful nation.
Kusum Verma Memorial National Inter-School English Festival
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Celebrating the triumphant spirit and charismatic persona of Late Mrs. Kusum Verma, Head of the English Department, the School in collaboration with the Old Springdalian Association (OSA) hosted the 14th Kusum Verma Memorial National Inter-School English Festival.
This year the English Festival was a tribute to Shakespeare which included rendition of the Bard's soul stirring sonnets and also brought alive the turmoil of his magnificent characters through the presentation of soliloquies. An Experiential Theatre Workshop introduced the participants to the sublime art form of dramatic expression.
Welcoming the Guests to the Creative Fiesta Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School ,Dhaula Kuan eulogised the Bard for his universal appeal and remarked that his plays and sonnets portray the quintessential ebb and flow of life.
The first and the second position in the category of Sonnets were bagged by Bluebells International and Springdales School,Pusa Road whereas Springdales School ,Pusa Road and St.Thomas's received the First and Second prize for rendering Soliloquies. The proud recipient of the Overall Trophy was Springdales School,Pusa Road.
CONNECTIVITY, DIVERSITY, EMPOWERMENT AND PEACE OPEN DAY- 2016
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
In an endeavour to provide a landscape that mobilizes the full potential of our learners, emphasizing human connectivity and modifying their global visions, the school organized its annual Exhibition on Saturday, 23rd July, 2016 on the theme "Connectivity, Diversity, Empowerment and Peace."
The exhibition showcased the Holiday Homework of the students done during the summer vacations, their Research Projects and Science Models. PowerPoint presentations in each classroom elaborated upon the theme of the Class Boards and enabled our budding talents to find purpose and meaning in life so that they could connect to the community, nature and humanitarian values.
The highlight of the day was the various innovative scientific models presented by the Computer Club of the school which included Quadcopters, Agrivation which could be used for sprinkling pesticides on crops aerially and Quizine dedicated to quizzing.
Building bridges of understanding between the parents and the teachers, individual cards were handed out to all the parents; accentuating the personality traits of their wards.
Monday, July 18th, 2016
In a moment of immense honour and delight, Ms. Lorna D. Daniels, Political Counsellor, South African High Commission presided over as the Chief Guest at the Valedictory function of the Africa Week organized in the school on 18th July 2016. The Annual Event was a celebration of Dr. Nelson Mandela's service to humanity and witnessed the culmination of the Africa Week held from May 2nd, 2016 to May 6th , 2016 during which the students wrote slogans, essays, poems and articles on the theme From Diversity to Inclusivity in Africa.
Paying rich tributes to the icon of peace Principal Dr. Jyoti Bose urged the future citizens " to carry on the legacy of Dr.Mandela , to come together and realize his dream of building a unified sense of nationhood."
The School Choir spread the unmistakable flavours of the Rainbow Nation by rendering Pop Singer Brenda Fassie's popular number Memeza expressing agony of the victims of Apartheid and 'Malowe highlighting the beauty of South Africa. In an attempt to immortalize Madiba's extraordinary contribution to the cause of freedom and democracy the students presented articles and audio video presentations. In a befitting tribute to this meesenger of peace, the young dancers of the school cast a magical spell on the audience through the ethereal Peace Dance Performance and then transported them to the vibrant land of South Africa through their foot tapping on a popular song Pata Pata sung by the Grammy Award winning South African singer Miriam Makeba.
Lauding the efforts of the school in spreading the cherished ideals of Dr. Mandela, Ms. Lorna Daniels felt greatly touched as the School bid her a fond farewell for completing her successful tenure for 5 years in India and her strong association with the school.
Annual Inter House Choir Festival
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
In a scintillating morning of culturally diverse rhythms,600 budding singers and musicians came together to create magic in the school on the occasion of the Annual Inter- House Choir Festival held in "the Hall of Friendship and Peace"on May 11th,2016.
The Chief Guest for this glittering event was Ms Tulsi Kumar Ralhan, Singer, Director at T Series Stage Works, Academy of Film Music and Performing Arts. Mr Chayan Adhikari, Musician and Educator and Former Springdalian presided over the function.
Welcoming the guests to the musical extravaganza, Dr Jyoti Bose, Principal , acknowledged the universal appeal of music and took immense pride in the fact that Springdalians 'breathe and live music'
The graceful mudras of the Kathak Dancers transported the audience into an ethereal world. Transcending the barriers of time and space, the eight houses of the school mesmerised one and all with their soulful music as they sang an array of songs ranging from Punjabi to Maori to Italian. The heart-warming melodies resonated the myriad hues of human emotions.
Complementing the talented singers of the school for singing in diverse languages ,Ms Tulsi Kumar advised the students to follow their dreams with passion and 'enjoy whatever they do.' She rendered her popular number "Soch Na Sake'' from the movie Airlift which left the audience spellbound.
Unity House was awarded the First prize, Freedom House received the second prize followed by the Amity House. The Consolation Prize was bagged by Equality House. Aditya Mehguni and Swarnim Bahuguna shared the Trophy for the Best Soloist in the Male Category whereas Muskaan Anand received the prize for the Best Solo Performer in the Female category.
The DSLP Annual Award Giving Ceremony
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Commemorating the relentless efforts and deep commitment of the student community to uphold the beacon of literacy, The Delhi School Literacy Project celebrated its 28th Anniversary of Annual Award giving ceremony on 29th April 2016 in the school premises.
Welcoming the guests on a festive morning of celebration Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, applauded the "united strength and involvement" of the schools of Delhi that are part of this noble project.
Presenting the Awards and Certificates to the participating schools, the Chief Guest Mrs Rina Ray, IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development praised the "incredible feat" of the students to eradicate illiteracy and also motivated them to develop the habit of reading.
Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj bagged the Sufia Ajmali Trophy for making the largest number of literates. Henry Selz Foundation Trophy for the school making the second largest literates was won by Springdales School, Pusa Road. The M.L. Kapoor Memorial Trophy for Excellence in the field of Literacy goes to Manav Sthali School ,New Rajinder Nagar. The UNICEF trophy for the school showing maximum participation was won by Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. The proud recipient of Baldev and Kamala Bhatia Memorial Trophy was GTB 3RD Centenary School, Mansarovar Garden. The Rotary Club Trophy donated by Rotary Club Chanakya Puri for the Best All Round Performance went to New Era Public School , Maya Puri. The Satpal Singh Memorial Trophy for new innovative methodologies was awarded to Laxman Public School. The M.L. Kapoor Memorial Trophy for excellence in the field of Literacy goes to Geetanshu Handa of Manav Sthali School, New Rajinder Nagar for making 101 learners literate.
Presenting the Annual Report, the Honarary Advisor to the DSLP and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society, Mrs. Rajni Kumar complimented the student volunteers for their passion, fervour and dedication towards the national cause by working consistently in their mission to help eradicate illiteracy.
Mrs. P. Loomba, Honorary Secretary, DSLP who has been working tirelessly in monitoring and guiding the project proposed the Vote of Thanks.
50th Gowardhandass Memorial National Level Declamation Contest
Friday, April 22nd, 2016
The school pulsated with fresh perspectives and thought provoking ideas as young minds from across the country reflected on current global and national issues of concern on the occasion of 50th Gowardhandass Memorial National Level Declamation Contest held on April 22nd, 2016 commemorating the Diamond Jubilee Year.
The soul stirring session was Chaired by Prof. Vaiju Naravane, Professor of Journalism & Media Studies, Ashoka University and judged by an esteemed panel of judges including Mr. Maroof Raza, Consultant and Strategic Affairs Expert, Ms. Anuradha Sen, Director, Curriculum and Teacher Empowerment, Shiv Nadar Schools and Dr. Priti S. Dhawan, Associate Professor, Lady Shri Ram College.
Dr. Jyoti Bose, Director, Springdales Schools and Principal, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan welcomed the august gathering
The spark of ignited minds brought a new ray of hope and positivity for a better, brighter and beautiful tomorrow as the future citizens articulated their views on a wide array of topics spanning from politics, media sensationalism, refugee crisis, sedition laws to self-awareness and human values.
Congratulating the participants on their fantastic performance, Prof. Vaiju Naravane, in her remarks highlighted that effective public speaking is not merely about rhetoric but also about establishing a connect with the audience and getting them to listen.
The proud recipient of the Overall Trophy was Padma Seshadri Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam, Chennai while Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar received the Runners-up Trophy. Ratnabh Mukerjei from Springdales School, Pusa Road was adjudged the Best Speaker.
The Nonagenerian Concert
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
The spirit of festivity & jubilation of the Diamond Jubilee Year continued as the school organised "The Nonagenarian Concert" to celebrate the Birthday of the living legend Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society, as she turned 93 years young on 5th March 2016.
It couldn't have been a better start of the day for her than the children in colourful party attires lined up for the Guard of Honour & being presented with handmade cards, flowers & home baked cakes. This was followed by the cake cutting ceremony in the auditorium.
In an endeavour to show their love, affection & fondness & make her feel special on her birthday the students presented a cultural programme. The grace & elan of the Senior School girls enthralled and all by dance reflecting the ethos of International Peace & brotherhood, the cherished ideal of Mrs. Rajni Kumar. The students took their very own Nani Kumar down the memory lane through the enactment of an incident from her life. The heart touching presentation by the Junior School students was a tribute to the multifaceted & dynamic personality of Mrs. Kumar. The Springdalian Queen of Hearts tapped her foot and danced to the tunes of her all-time favorite 'Que Sera Sera' rendered by the senior school choir. The lively dance performances by the junior and senior school students mesmerised the audience.
The highlight of the event was a movie that paid tribute to world's renowned Nonagenarians and to Mrs. Rajni Kumar.
Deeply overwhelmed by the colourful & captivating cultural programme, Mrs. Kumar expressed her elation at the wonderful performances put up by the students and offered her heart felt gratitude to each one of them.
Environment Festival "Hamara Paryavaran"
Friday, February 26th, 2016
The Springdales Education Society as a part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebration organized a Two day Environment Festival "Hamara Paryavaran", at its Environment and Work Experience Farm on the 26th and 27th of February 2016.
Our school has been running an active Environment Project for the last 40 years, wherein junior and middle School students regularly visit the farm to learn about the importance of our Environment and be a part of the Natural surroundings. Students at an early age are introduced to Farming methodologies and their importance. It helps create a Social Consciousness, Dignity of labor and respect for nature. The Festival aimed at showcasing the 'Hands on Programme' for the students of the Junior and Middle School students.
The two day event included, Awareness, provided by organizations connected to Environment and renewable resources, like "Save the Tiger", "Teri", The Go Green – Solar Energy and LED Lighting plan along with Science models prepared by the students. Action, which consisted of presentations by the students of Std. IV and V based on themes like Plastic My Friend, but Natures Enemy, The Importance of the 3 R S, A Day in the life of a farmer, Stop being a Litter Bug and Conservation in our Daily lives. Adventure which included activities related to a Healthy life style. Art, in which students participated in Environment Workshops and created artifacts out of waste material. Senior students exhibited Science models including mini air-conditioners and water purifying equipment.
The Festival was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mrs. Sheila Dikshit who appreciated the work of the students and referred to Springdales as a Unique School which went beyond the teaching in the Classroom. The guests included parents and Old Springdalians, who had participated in similar activities, during their years at School.
The Guest of Honour was Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan who spoke of how children must keep their hearts clean and aim to better Human Beings. The Pioneer of the Environment Movement Mrs. Rajni Kumar spoke of how Springdalians through the years have pioneered the Movement to protect and preserve our Environment.
ANNUAL DAY AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
At an enthralling function, the school, celebrated the Junior Annual Day and Prize Giving Ceremony on Thursday,18th February,2016 . Mr. Sergey V. Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation was the Guest of Honour.
Dr.Jyoti Bose, Principal extended a warm welcome to all the guests and Mrs. Sujata Maleyvar, Headmistress Junior School presented the Annual Report.
Spreading the universal message of peace, love friendship and harmon , which are a part of Springdalian ethos all through its journey of sixty years, the students presentation entitled "TOGETHER WE CAN ,TOGETHER WE WILL" was a spectacular fusion of dance, drama and symphony. The Junior School Choir celebrated the indomitable strength of womanhood and new beginnings with a varied rendition of songs ranging from English to Spanish to Gujarati.
Presenting the prizes to the meritorious students, Mr. Sergey V. Karmalito appreciated the endeavours of the school
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs. P. Loomba, Manager of the School.
Giving her greetings, Mrs.Rajni Kumar , Founder Principal and Chairperson Springdales Education Society applauded the efforts of the students for their meaningful performances.
THE FAREWELL AND CITATION CEREMONY
Saturday, February 13th, 2016
The School gave a fond farewell to the outgoing batch of 2016 on 13th Feb, 2016 in the presence of their proud parents, members of the Management Board and distinguished guests. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof. Shiv Visvanathan Vice Dean and Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Science, Society and Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University
In her welcome address Principal Dr. Jyoti Bose advised the students to work with compassion, empathy and commitment. She inspired them by saying that opportunity was knocking at their door and that they must be responsible for the choices they make. "There is a hero in each of you and your character becomes your destiny" she said.
In his eloquent speech on this solemn occasion, Prof. Shiv Visvanathan mentioned that competence alone cannot get one very far and dissenters unlike conformists will make the future. He motivated them to use their courage to build a new nation of peace and challenged them to alter the India of tomorrow by being "collectively brilliant" rather than "individually brilliant".
The school choir encouraged the students to embark upon their new life changing journey with confidence and courage through their musical rendition.
Giving her greetings, Mrs. Rajni Kumar Founder Principal and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society advised the students to work for the betterment of the world expressing that life is the most precious thing and it must be lived well in the service of humanity.
This was followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp for each student symbolising that he or she is setting forth on the road to the future with the blessings of the teachers and Principal. It was accompanied by the citations read out by the Principal for each one highlighting their achievements in various fields and their contribution to school life. The students' and parents' representatives too paid tributes to the school by sharing their thoughts and experiences. While placing their lamps around the globe epitomizing the school motto Vasudhev Kutumbkam-the world is a family, the students pledged to work with commitment towards making the world a better and happier place. They were then inducted to the Old Springdalians Association emphasising the beginning of a new chapter in deepening their bonds with the school.
Proposing the vote of thanks on behalf of the management, Dr. Kiran Datar, Chairperson, Managing Board reminded the students that in this changing world the values that this institution had given them will stand them in good stead in the future.
The function concluded in true Springdalian tradition with all linking arms with one another and singing the time honoured Scottish ditty 'Auld Lang Syne'
International Children's Festival
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
At a mesmerizing function "International Children's Festival" celebrating the cultures of the world, the Ambassador of Palestine H.E. Mr. Adnan Abu Alhaijaa presided as Guest of Honour.
In her welcome, Principal Dr. Jyoti Bose emphasized the need to develop the mutuality of existence between different cultures and religions of the world.
Held since 1989, this occasion pays tribute to Shri Yudister Kumar, the architect of Springdalian education whose cherished goal was the friendship and mutual understanding between children of the world. To this day, Springdales has truly lived its school motto "Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam" and the evening showcased the foreign students of the school from Japan, Sudan, South Africa, Australia, Russia and Palestine. Students from the Russian Embassy School, Turkish School and Springdalians presented foot tapping dances and songs.
Presiding as Special guests were Mr. Sergey V. Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Ms. Alejandra Garcia Fuertes, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of Spain, Ms. Lorna Daniels, Counsellor (Political), South African High Commission and Mrs. Daniela Dobre, First Counsellor, Embassy of Romania who later presented mementos to all participants.
H.E. Mr. Adnan Abu Alhaijaa, Ambassador of the State of Palestine congratulated the school for completing 60 glorious years of excellence in the field of education and Founder Principal Mrs. Rajni Kumar in her vote of thanks reiterated the need for children to be educated to appreciate the diversity of the human race and work in their own small ways towards world peace.
December 23, 2015
In an endeavour to celebrate the spirit of festivity,friendship and happiness associated with Christmas, the school organised a Christmas Concert in the auditorium. The celebration began with the school choir spreading the message of love and peace through the rendition of 'Hark the Herald Angels ' and 'O Holy Night'.
Vaishnavi Kalia, a senior school student, urged the gathering to imbibe the true meaning of the festival and to be plenteous in mercy and pray for the people who have lost everything because of civil war or natural calamity.
It was a moment of great pride as the Inclusive Education Children of the Saath Saath Centre spread cheer amongst the audience with Christmas Rhapsody. The Elocution Club of the School EXPRESSION echoed the very feeling of Christmas through a collection of poetry ,prose and drama through their presentation entitled KALIEDOSCOPE.
Presenting the prizes to the students who had participated and won in various competitions at the National levels ,Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Founder Principal and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society applauded the students as well as the teachers for working collectively to establish Springdales as a benchmark for quality education in the country.
SPRINGDALIAN SOLITAIRES CELEBRATION
December 19, 2015
Siri Fort Auditorium witnessed a star studded evening as Old Springdalians rocked the house in a function of unparalleled dance and music. Celebrating its Diamond Jubilee, Springdales Education Society in collaboration with Springdales School organised "Springdalian Solitaires-Many Journeys One Destination". Present on this occasion were Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Members of the diplomatic Corps, Parents, Students of the Diamond Jubilee Batch and staff. It was an evening of honours and felicitations as Alumni of the school that had excelled in various fields were felicitated. Spanning a wide range of professions from Doctors to scientists, fashion designers, Defence Officers to Music Composers to Bureaucrats- all shared the same stage and received the love and respect of their alma mater.
The highlight of the evening was an enthralling and foot tapping performance by Shantanu Moitra, renowned music composer and Bollywood singer AakritiKakkar who presented a medley of songs old and new, spanning the generations. Their interactive manner had the audience on their feet, clapping and dancing in the aisles.
December 06, 2015
The Annual Winter Carnival of the school was held on Sunday December 6. The visitors, which included the members of the Managing Board, parents and students- both old and present, were mesmerised by the colourful and wide array of stalls ranging from clothes and jewellery to bags and accessories and thoroughly enjoyed the pulsating music and mouth watering eatables .The students enthusiasm was evident at the games stall . The Technology Games Stall with the PSP Games ,introduced for the first time was a great crowd puller. The Handicrafts Department and Electronics Department were a real delight for one and all. In an effort to show their concern for the environment our students of the Environment Club put up a stall showcasing a variety of eco-friendly products made by them. The special attraction of the day was the Fashion Show put up by the Mothers and Senior School students. While the mothers set the ramp on fire ,the fathers displayed their culinary skills by enthusiastically participating in Cooking without Fire Contest.
The Carnival concluded with distribution of prizes to Best Volunteers of the games stall and for the Best Decorated Stall.
Annual Day and Prize-Giving Function
November 23, 2015
The school celebrated its Annual Day and Prize Giving Ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Year on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 which was graced by the renowned Actress Ms. Tabu, (Padma Shree).
Dr. Kiran Datar, Chairperson, Board of Management, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan welcomed the distinguished guests while Dr. Jyoti Bose, Principal, Springdales School presented the Annual Report.
Affirming faith in the School motto Vasudhev Kutumbkam The World is a Family, the school choir took the audience on a melodious journey with a varied rendition of a Qawwali in Arabic and Urdu , ,a Tamil song celebrating the elements that make up our beautiful Earth and finally a song in English from Soka Gakkai reflecting man's commitment to the power of the self to blaze new trails.
Congratulating the Management, staff and parents for shaping the young minds, the Chief Guest, Ms. Tabu advised the students that there is no substitute for hard work and commended the excellent school Choir.
The senior school presentation entitled "The Diamond Symphony" portrayed the essential ethos and philosophy that has been a part of Springdales School all through its journey of sixty years. This spectacular fusion of dance, drama and visual projections reflected the collective efforts of thousands of hands, hearts and minds who have worked together to firmly establish Springdales as a benchmark for quality education in the country.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs. P. Loomba, Manager of the school.
Giving her greetings, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Founder Principal and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society applauded the students for their meaningful performance adding that so heart moving was the rendition that she was able to relive the early days of the birth of Springdales.
DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS: VIGYAN BHAWAN
September 19, 2015
Commemorating sixty years in the service of education, Springdales Education Society organized a conference on the theme 'In search of a Humane Society- the Role of Education' on Saturday, 19 September, 2015. Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari inaugurated the event held at Vigyan Bhawan and was attended by erudite scholars, intelligentsia, distinguished guests, and members of the Diplomatic Corps, parents, students and staff members.
Dr Rajni Kumar, Founder and Chairperson, Springdales Education Society voiced her happiness that her dream of creating, "a school with a difference, had been accomplished. She exhorted all to live life well, in the service of others and to be agents of change who would, heal the world".It was a moment of great pride as Dr Jyoti Bose was presented with the Distinguished Diamond Jubilee Alumni Medal for her 'Sixty Years with Springdales'.
Vice President Mr. M Hamid Ansari congratulated Mrs. Rajni Kumar saying that "the Diamond Jubilee of Springdales Schools was a stellar milestone and a validation of 60 years of excellence in education."
Commenting on the role of education in creating a humane society, the lead speakers of the Plenary Session critically analysed the existing scenario and the reasons for the malaise in society delineating the key areas of concern.
Three simultaneous Interactive Panel Discussions focused on the theme "Engaging in Transforming of Education as an instrument of change".
The former Chairpersons of Springdales Schools, Mr Soli Sorabjee, Prof Yashpal & Admiral Ramdas, presented Mrs Rajni Kumar with a commemorative plaque in appreciation of her spectacular achievements as a pioneer in the field of education.
Dr. Karan Singh, Member, Rajya Sabha delivered the Valedictory Address.
Valedictory Function of Literacy Week-2015
September 11, 2015
Celebrating 27 glorious years of the Delhi Schools Literacy Project, The Valedictory Function of Literacy Week-2015 was held in Springdales School on Friday, September 11, 2015. The festival is an endeavour to bring the school and community together, working collectively towards the goal of an inclusive, integrated and socially just society; with everyone enjoying equal rights and performing their social responsibilities.
The Chief Guest Mr.Y.S.K Seshu Kumar, Joint Secretary ,Ministry of HRD gave away the Awards and Trophies to the schools for a myriad of activities including Poetry Recitation, Street Theatre and Poster Making that took place during the week.
Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Honorary Advisor and Founder of Delhi School Literacy Project congratulated the student volunteers for their efforts and dedication in making 11,000 learners literate.
The M.P. Mathrani Trophy for excellence in the literacy Week in South-East zone went to SPRINGDALES DHAULA KUAN for scoring 180 points. In North-West zone the trophy was won by GTB 3rd Centenary Public School for scoring 150 points.
TEACHER's DAY CELEBRATIONS
September 4, 2015
Continuing with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Springdales School organised a Cultural Evening and Dinner on the occasion of Teacher's Day on September 4, 2015 in the school auditorium. Dr. Kiran Datar, Chairperson, Managing Board welcomed the Management, veteran and current staff, alumni and other distinguished guests.
Mrs. Rajni Kumar , Founder Principal and Chairperson Springdalian Education Society ,expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the veteran and current staff members for their relentless support in helping her translate her dream ,of creating 'a school with a difference', into a reality and presented them with mementos of appreciation. In a unique and heart touching gesture, the old Springdalian Association (OSA) also felicitated the former teachers.
The highlight of the evening was the enthralling performance by Palash Sen and his legendary band EUPHORIA which presented a medley of songs old and new, spanning the generations .The interactive manner of Palash Sen encouraged the audience to participate and join in with the words and rhythm of the vibrations and made the evening a really memorable one.
September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015 was a historic day for Springdales as the school completed 60 years of service to the cause of education. To celebrate this landmark achievement, the school organised the Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the auditorium. The event was attended by guests from the diplomatic mission, friends of the school, foreign parents and veteran staff members.
The students mesmerised the audience with their scintillating dance performances. The school choir set everyone in the festive mood. The finale 'Diamond Symphony' took the audience on a journey of varied dance forms such as Kathak, Arabian, and Spanish.
Walking down memory lane, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, Founder Principal, Springdales School remembered how the dream of Springdales was born in a tiny room and saw fruition in 1955. 60 years later Springdales was firmly established as a benchmark for quality education in the country. With 4 branches in India and 1 in Dubai, Springdales was celebrating its diamond jubilee with great enthusiasm.