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Published by anuj, 2018-02-07 07:14:48

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A QUARTERLY E-MAGAZINE (YEAR 2017-18)

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

Issue
LVG/O6/3rdQuarter/2017-18

FROM OUR PATRON…

The goal of any educational institution should be to strive for
excellence and to provide an environment that aims towards the
holistic development of its students, thereby maximizing the
intellectual capacity and sensitivity of each student. Lotus Valley
International, Gurugram is leading the same by example.

The school constantly maps the academic excellence, with a good
human value system. To achieve this we strongly initiate and
formalize education; the extension of this learning is further
strengthened by our consummate teachers and staff who
constantly motivate our promising learners in exploring and
nurturing their innate talents.

Mrs. Anita Malhotra with her team of teachers, in the fast DR. SHAYAMA CHONA
changing world is constantly setting new standards for PADMASHREE & PADMA BHUSHAN
success based on an ever increasing quest for knowledge and
AWARDEE

excellence with a pragmatic mindset. As she expands her territory

by diving deeper into various fields, by accomplishing one goal at a time she is passionately moving towards

the bigger aim of an all- comprehensive education that ignites the creative spark in the learners, leading them

towards the path of success.

In pursuit of excellence, the school has been achieving great recognition over the years and this year added
another feather to its illustrious cap. The school is a proud recipient of the prestigious British Council ISA Award
(International School Award), 2017-2020. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the entire team and whole
heartedly bless for many more accomplishments in future.

With the dawn of the New Year, Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram will continue its vision of creating
independent and confident leaders of tomorrow who will make a positive impact in the world by becoming
the flag bearers of a bright and promising future. Every day is a blessing with a promise of new beginnings that
are more beautiful and more heart-some. Together, let’s treasure them all!

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...

At Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram, we provide a safe
and intellectually challenging environment that help empowering
students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers
and inspired learners, all set to thrive in the twenty first century.

We are committed to ensure an excellent education for all

students and we will accomplish this task by providing rigorous

lessons and instructions that will bring out the greatness that

dwells within all of them. Our mission is always to encourage and

educate students to be confident, knowledgeable, responsible

and productive citizens in an ever changing world. MS. ANITA MALHOTRA

The educational community strives for excellence by preparing STATE & CBSE NATIONAL TEACHER
students for learning beyond their school years and assisting AWARDEE

them to become lifelong learners, as well as helping them to be

self-directed, realistic, and responsible decision makers especially when solving problems in our multicultural

world.

I believe as Malala Yousafzai said: “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
We, at Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram work determinedly to ensure that they are welcomed here
and strive to provide an atmosphere that is positively engaging, caring and focused on learning.

We strongly believe in the importance of teachers, parents, and administrators collaborating and
communicating openly and frequently. We continually improve the quality of tools of communication,
including giving our parents access to the school website where they can retrieve pertinent information about
their children's academic growth and achievement. You are encouraged to regularly check our website and
Facebook page to about our exciting academic and co-curricular activities.

I welcome you all to take a look into the world of Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram with the sixth
quarterly E- magazine.

PREFACE...

As the new calendar year unfolds; refreshed goals, reinvigorated challenges and infused
efficacy entice the indomitable spirit of the Lotus family. Every laurel won, every award
clinched has only advanced the enthusiasm and dauntlessness of our blossoming learners.
Young Lotusians have engraved their achievements and raised the bar with each mantle
archived; be at sports, academics, social causes and various other competitions.

Electrifying debates, street plays to sensitize on social concerns, taking up the arduous task
of cleaning up of streets by themselves, empowering the underprivileged children in
neighbourhood, cognizance towards environment are just the tip of the iceberg to enumerate
how our young torchbearers are progressing towards building a better society and a better
nation.

Our most cherished Principal Mrs. Anita Malhotra, has always enthused learners towards
positive goal achievements and focused investment in results. It is her powerful actionable
tips, strategies and motivation that help learners to get unparalleled insight into the essence
of ‘who they are’ and most importantly they discover the massive potential they possess to
become a stronger leader who brings greater value.

Together as we move towards designing an even better future with infused actions, we look
forward to your suggestions and feedback on this issue of ‘Different Strokes’.

Keep Looking Up and Happy Reading……!!

TABLE OF CONTENTS...

Scholastic Feats…

 Scholar Badge Ceremony X-XI
 Techno-Mathematik Week
 Star Student of the Month
 Olympiads - IEO, IMO, NSO

Cruising the World…

 Indian Constitution Day
 Children’s Day – Movie Viewing
 Skype Session with French School
 Sydney Opera House Digital Tour
 Nottingham Tent University Workshop
 VP visit from Australian school :Indo-Australian Bridge Partnership

Our Notice Board… (Events planned for the next quarter)

Accolades and Laurels…

 Awards
 ISA
 Felicitation by MCG
 Behtar India Awards
 NYS Leadership League
 Divyam Chawla: Letter to PM

Treading Towards Bigger Goals…

 Seva Mela
 E-Waste Awareness Month
 Behtar India - Implementation Programme
 Harit Diwali
 Swachh Swasthya Bharat

Rendezvous…

 Face Time
 Coffee Meet
 Open House
 Art Exhibition

Brain Train… (Inter-School& Inter-House Events)

Little Hands & Minds at Work...

From our Mailbox...

Beyond Classrooms...

 Astronomy sessions
 Session by Swami Chidanand
 Session on Career Counselling
 Session on Panchayati Raj
 Industry Linkage Programme
 Snap Homework App
 F1 Workshop

Teen Vogue…

 Farewell - Grade XII
 Junior Fashion Week

Track & Field Bulletin…

Credits...

SCHOLASTIC FEATS…

Scholar badge ceremony: grades x-xi

The Scholar Badge Ceremony for the session Malhotra, congratulated the scholar awardees for
2016-17 (Grades IX –XI) was organized in the their remarkable achievements.
school auditorium. Mr. V. Umashankar,
Commissioner, MCG and Ms. Jaspreet Kaur,

Member of the School Managing Committee

graced the occasion as guests. Meritorious

students were awarded certificates by Mr. V.

Umashankar, Ms. Jaspreet Kaur and the Principal

Ms. Anita Malhotra. Mr. Umashankar lauded

the scholar awardees for their participation in

diverse activities and inspired them to pursue their

passion. A mesmerizing dance performance and a

riveting nukkad natak ‘LVIS Ambassadors of

Change’ enthralled the guests. Principal, Ms. Anita









TECHNO-MATHEMATIK WEEK

Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram, participated for final round of Numbola, ‘The
believes in providing its learners with Mathematical Tambola’, a very enriching and fun
avenues and opportunities that help them filled learning experience for the learners.
blossom into responsible, smart and confident Math Buzz Finals, ‘The Quiz Mania’, for learners of
global citizens. To inculcate in the learners respect Grade VII and Grade VIII saw the best brains
and love for the subject of Mathematics and to rubbing hard for rank one.
emphasize the multifarious applications and utility Computers are reshaping children’s lives. Finalists
of Technology in our lives, the School celebrated of Scratch for Grade V, Flash for Grade VI, Photo
the Math and Technology Week, ‘Techno-
Mathematik', from 4th to 8th December, 2017.

Day-1 of Techno Mathematik Week saw the
integration of Mathematics and Technology which
where the elegant mathematical concepts touched
the applications in technology. Technology
strengthens Mathematics, making it more
innovative and interesting and Mathematics is the
base line of all hardcore Techno tasks.
Math and E- Waste Modelling Competition for

shop for Grade VIII, saw the technical skills of the
learners joining hands with their creativity and
imagination.
Our learners enthusiastically participated in all the
activities.

students of Grade IX showcased confident learners

presenting Innovative Models on

Mathematical Concepts and Creative Models on

discarded E-Wastes such as broken CD’s, wires,

LED’s etc. The learners were judged by Ms Anjana

Menon and Ms Ayushi Nangru on their creativity, Day-2 of Techno Mathematik Week – Lotus Valley
International School, Gurugram had a remarkable
content, concept, clarity and presentation.

The learners of Grades IV, V and VI enthusiastically

concurrence with ‘International Mathematical The festivities of the week were brought to a grand
Olympiad’. The learners participated in large culmination through the Annual Inter-School
numbers in Lotus Valley International School with Competition, ‘Math'O'Techie-2017’, organized
passion and zeal. with the aim of showcasing learners' essential skills
like teamwork, creativity, exploration and synergy.
Around 20 prestigious schools from Gurugram and
NCR participated in the competition. The events

Day-3 of Techno Mathematik Week had 3D Printing featured in the competition were Fastest Sudoku
Session for Grade VII – A workshop was organized First, which challenged the mathematical acumen
highlighting the key features of this very novel and
upcoming Trillion Dollar Industry covering process of the participants. Scratch’O’Fun tested learners
of making three dimensional solid objects from a coding skills while taking into account their
digital file. It was a pleasure to see young and originality, imaginativeness and ingenuity. In Step
enthusiastic learners exploring 3D printing as one Up: Math Your Moves Competition, teams
of the career options and bright prospects attached presented their novel interpretation of the theme
with it. Motivational Talk by Guest Speaker- through melodious music, captivating
‘Learning never stops – Success is what one dreams choreography, colourful costumes and pertinent
to be’. With this in mind, a motivational talk, ‘What props. Decode was a treasure hunt that took
2020 and Beyond Stores’ for the learners was learners across the school in search of clues to be
organized. Mr Balaji Viswanath, VP Digital solved to attain the final answer and reach their
Acquisition & New Initiatives at American Express destination.
India, gave an enthralling and captivating speech to
the learners of Grades IX and XI. The learners were
educated about the present dynamic work scenario
and the ample growth for every niche.

Lotus Valley International School,
Gurugram emerged as the winners of ‘Step
Up’: Math Your Moves and Fastest Sudoku
First. The event was a resounding success
with the Principal, Ms. Anita Malhotra,
awarding the winners with certificates,
medals and trophies.

STar Student of the Month

The school started with the initiative of awarding
‘STAR STUDENT OF THE MONTH ‘ from April 2017,
This is a certificate given out to deserving learners
based on several criteria like good behaviour,
punctuality, perfect uniform, regularity and active
class participation. Children who exhibit
appreciable performance and balance in all
spheres, be it scholastic or co-scholastic areas are
the proud recipients of the certificate.

GRADE SECTION OCTOBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2017 DECEMBER 2017

Acacias Dhanya Srivastava Annika Mathur Vrishank Kuthiala
Ashokas Vaasvi Jain Arnav Arora Grisha Gandhi
Aspens Kunal Gupta Saanvi Ranjan Myrah Jain
Banyans Harshil Gupta Nishika Manini Harleen Kaur
Chinars Angel Gomes Aryaveer Singh Grover Aanya Pandey
IV Kyesha Deorani Tvesha Yadav Aarav Mathur
Gulmohars Surya Khurana Aarav Sinha Ashrita Chakraborty
Mahogany Aadyaa Saxena Divyansi Gill Taashvi Kapoor
Palms Nikhil Dab Diti Bhatia Saina Jinda
Willows Arnav Sharma Neil Sakhuja Vansh Srivastava
Birches Vivaan Gujral Megha Anand Naveli Sharma
Burans Shreya Sethi Shourya Jindal Nandini Kharbanda
V Cedars Tanush Sumit Sharma Naina Jhamb Aanya Kataria
Maples Maansi Singh Mihikaa Singh Akshat Jain
Neems Abir Rana Arinjay Jain Sara Gupta
Oaks Shourya Jhawa Anika Ranaut Akshat Sharma
Pines

GRADE SECTION OCTOBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2017 DECEMBER 2017
Beas
Ganges Aarav Navani Prisha Khanna Abhie Gupta
Kaveri Tanishka Sharma Raima Guha Suhani Yadav
Krishaa Nema Anushka Jain Chaitanya Gupta
VI Nile Saksham Jain Ditya Bhutani Kartikeya Dutta
Sutlej Shourya Kapoor Mehr Geharwar Kinjal Nath
Thames Ananya Sirohi Pranjal Sharma Saanvi Hora
Godavari Nysa H. Vaid Tishia Katoch Shourya Veer Singh
Chenab Prakhar Sethi Prisha Sood Devasya Kanwar
Indus Pranav Gupta Miheeka Bhasin Divij Punani
Krutika Aggarwal Anushka Rathore Manya Dhull
VII Ravi Parth Parashar Angel Thakur Royce Kapoor
Rhine Uday Pawar Krishna Jha Meenal Goel
Volga Ahaan Diadipiya Phaguni Sikand Hiya Jain
Yamuna Palak Kabra Sarah Maheshwari Tanvi Chand
Amazon Vikramaditya Yadav Dhruv Goel Mehak Sharma
Brahmaputra Anindya Mishra Amitesh Anand Pandey Sarish Nowal
Maithili Dubey Tithi Sarkar Divyalaxmi Singh
VIII Danube Vidit Yaduvanshi Asvika Nigam Arohi Marwah
Jhelum Samyak Yash Chhavi Maheshwari Aarushi Dhawan
Mississippi Ananya Singh Gul Bhatia Elina Singh
Tapti (Himalaya) (Himalaya) (Vindhyas)

IX Ajitash Das Kriti Singhal Sonali Goel
X (Alps) (Fuji) (Andes)
Rhea Aggarwal Suryaditya Nanki S Ahluwalia
XI (Dalton) Mor(Shakespeare) (Shakespeare)

XII Mrittika Adhikary Ronak Singh Nirvikalp Puri
(Archimedes) (Galileo) (Galileo)

OLYMPIADS next level of respective
Olympiads. We wish our
The learners participated in the various Olympiads learners the best for the
held during the quarter. They exhibited their skills tests to come!
in IMO, IEO and NSO. Learners showcased stellar
performances and several have qualified for the

CRUISING THE WORLD…

INDIAN CONSTITUTION DAY

The “Samvidhan Divas” is celebrated all across Students of Grade V were shown a Power Point
India in honour of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, the architect Presentation along with a video based on the
of the Indian Constitution. The day was earlier Preamble to the Constitution of India.
commemorated as the National Law Day. This day Students of Grade VI created newspaper
was celebrated in our school on 24th November, advertisements on ‘Stop Discrimination’.
2017. The learners of different grades marked this Learners of grade VII celebrated the day by making
day through different activities. Students of Grade collage of the various leaders who worked day and
IV read the Preamble from their Learner’s night to frame this special constitution. Grade VIII
Handbook and took a pledge to abide by the rules learners discussed the Fundamental Rights and
and regulations laid down for them. Duties of the Indian Constitution enthusiastically.

Children’s day – movie viewing

On their special day, 14th November, learners of influenced by the thought
Grades IV to VIII were treated with a fun filled that everybody can aim
movie - “Big Hero” in the school auditorium. All the high and achieve what they
learners enjoyed the movie with immense desire, if they have strong
pleasure. Along with being a great entertainer, the determination.
movie had an inspiring moral. Learners were quite

skYPE SESSION WITH FRENCH SCHOOL

A Skype session was conducted with students of May 2017. It was an introductory session where
COLLEGE SALVADOR ALLENDE (NANTES, FRANCE) students exchanged general information about
and students of VII CHENAB of Lotus Valley their schools. This session will be followed by
International School, Gurugram on Thursday, 16th another Skype session wherein the students will
November. This was in continuation with the Indo- exchange Power Point Presentations on their
French Students Exchange Programme initiated in ongoing science topic.

Sydney opera house digital TOUR

Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram biggest theatre and the Playhouse, the smallest one
organized a live digital tour of the SYDNEY OPERA in the Opera House. These theatres are frequented
HOUSE on 16th October, 2017 for the learners of and graced by celebrities and other well-known
Grade VII as a part of Australia – India BRIDGE personalities. Different genres of artistic
partnership programme 2017. They were taken on performances like ballet, opera, circus acts, rock
a live tour by the team at Opera House, Sydney. concerts etc. are put up here for all to see.
They walked our students through the historical It was definitely a golden opportunity provided by
background of how the world famous Sydney the school to the learners to witness a detailed tour
Opera House came into existence with videos and of the Sydney Opera House which is considered one
live chat. Learners were shown the exterior and of the greatest masterpieces of human creativity.
interior of the Opera House and given details on the
architecture of the building. Fun trivia on the
architect, JornUtzon was also discussed.
The guide made the session interactive and
interesting by putting up questions to the learners.
The learners virtually visited The Concert Hall, the

NOTTINGHAM trent university workshop

The learners of Grades XI and XII had an informative The learners got a platform to clarify and simplify
and interactive session with the representatives their uncertainties regarding the prerequisites of
from Nottingham Trent University on studies, life becoming a part of this University. The session gave
and career opportunities at the University. They a comprehensive view regarding the essentials
interacted with the learners and informed them pertaining to an innovative, collaborative and a
about the education system, scholarships available, culturally rich education system.
portfolio building, student life and the application
process to the University.

INDO-AUSTRALIAN BRIDGE PARTNERSHIP

Wendy Green, Asst. Principal, a trained Special After a fruitful discussion, she took a session with
Educator of our partner School, Bacchus Marsh Grade IX students on “Significance of Inclusion and
Grammar School, Melbourne visited our school as
a part of Australia – India BRIDGE Partnership Integrated Approach in Today’s Education’’. The
Programme 2017. Wendy Green was welcomed by highlighted aspect of the session was to create

our sensitivity
Principal among
during our
morning students
assembly. towards
She was special needs
taken on peers and
the school siblings. She
round to talked about
begin with. small acts of
The Head inclusion and
Mistress a power of
and BRIDGE collaboration.
teacher It was a great
representative of our school, Ms Anjana Menon learning
and Ms Wendy Green discussed viable future plans. experience
Later she interacted with the school’s Counselling for all the
and Special Needs Department wherein Ms Wendy students and a realization towards this section of
shared her experiences as a special needs trainer. society.
She gave an insight on the functioning of her In the end, she took a small workshop with Primary
school. Thereafter, discussion was held on various Wing teachers on Modifications and
types of disorders such as Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Accommodations. The key features of the
Learning Difficulties etc. and challenges faced as a workshop were:
special needs teacher. The discussion focused on
the Characteristics of Autistic children and
techniques that are to be used with ASD children
like Visual Clues, Structured /Individualize work
system.

•key Role of teachers in Identification

•modifying Classroom arrangements

• preparing Individualized learning plan for special

need students

FROM OUR NOTICE BOARD…

Reopening of SCHOOL

The school reopened after the Winter Break on Monday, 15.01.18. Winter timings of 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
were followed till 2nd February, 2018 and were reversed to the original timings (8:00 am – 2:30pm) w.e.f
Monday, 5th February, 2018.

OPEN HOUSE

The concluding Open House for the academic session 2017-18 was held on Saturday, 3rd February, 2018

WORK ED EXHIBITION

The Work Ed exhibition was held on Saturday, 3.2.18. Learners showcased the work done in their respective
clubs through the year and this exhibition also provided glimpses of the various clubs to parents who are to
opt for a Work Ed club for the first time in Grade IV (2018-19).

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

The Final Examinations shall commence from Wednesday, 26.2.18. Date sheet and syllabi is uploaded on the
portal.

ORIENTATION PROGRAM

The Orientation Program that welcomes parents and learners who will become a part of the Lotus Valley
family in the coming Academic Session 2018-19 is scheduled for Sunday, 8th April, 2018.

ENTREE PROGRAM

The annual event Entree Program which aims at familiarizing parents with grade specific teaching pedagogies
and group of activities lined up for the new session is scheduled to be held on 27th March 2018.

ACCOLADES and laurels…

PROGRESSIVE PRINCIPAL of india

In an ode to the proactive Principals of India, The award is an acknowledgement of an extremely
ReTHINK INDIA felicitated, Mrs. Anita Malhotra, empowered, sensitive and innovative set of
Principal, Lotus Valley International School, Edu-LEADERS who are nurturing New India. Mrs.
Gurugram, as Progressive Principal of India 2017 on Malhotra’s achievements also find mention in a
09th November 2017. special Coffee Table Book released on the occasion.

INDIA'S SCHOOL MERIT AWARD

Lotus Valley International School,
Gurugram is Ranked No.4 in India,
No.2 in Haryana & Ranked No.2 in
Gurugram, for Exemplary
contributions to the education
field, in the category- ‘India`s Top
20 CBSE School’ in a survey
conducted by EducationToday.co.

The India`s School Merit Awards,
2017 was held on December 9,
2017 at The Chancery Pavilion,
Bangalore to felicitate all the Top
School winners across India.

`

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD (2017-2020)

Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram added Netherlands Skating Club and
another feather to its illustrious cap when the Nyasa Junior Academy,
school Principal, Ms Anita Malhotra and the Malawi, South Africa. Lotus Valley International
Headmistress, Ms Ritu received the prestigious School, Gurugram has widened its learning
British Council ISA Award, 2017-2020 (International horizons beyond borders through various Student
School Award) on Wednesday, 13th December, Exchange Programmes, besides Skype sessions and
2017 at the British Council Division. Flash meetings with partner schools.

Our school has been the recipient of this coveted
Award for the second time in a row, the first one
for 2013-17 and the present one for 2017-2020.
The International School Award, handled by the ISA
& International Coordinator, Ms. Harvinder Kaur, is
based on year long project involving the learners,
teachers and parents, right from Pre Primary to the
Senior Classes. The project comprised age relevant
activities which were both, In-House and
International collaborations with our partner
schools - Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter
School (LCPCS), Hawaii, USA, The Ravensbourne
School, Bromley, UK, Clara Schumann Gymnasium,
Lahr, Germany, Rovigo Skating Club, Italy,

felicitation BY MCG

In the run- up to the ‘SWACHH SARVEKSHAN’, Lotus not only keep the school clean, but also ensure that
Valley International School, Gurugram, was they maintain basic hygiene in their surroundings.
recognized and awarded by Municipal Corporation The students along with the administration carried
of Gurugram. This was in appreciation of the out cleanliness drives on weekends in the
cleanliness measures taken by the school and the neighbouring village and educated locals about the
learners. The school management and the students importance of keeping their surroundings clean.

NDTV BEHTAR INDIA - AWARD CEREMONY

It is a moment for all of us as Lotus Valley
International School, Gurugram has been declared
as one of the Top winners pan India in the DHFL
Premika- NDTV- Behtar India Project under the
leadership of the Principal, Ms. Anita Malhotra. Rishabh
Garg from XI- Einstein and Shivali Mishra from IX-
Himalayas performed exceptionally well and topped the
charts in the same. The Campaign involved three main
tasks – ‘Behtar Swasthya, Behtar Swachhta and Behtar
Vatavaran’. The Brand Ambassador – Actor Sushant
Singh Rajput and Ms. Zaira Khan honoured the young
learners with the award on Tuesday, 5th December,
2017 at Hyatt Regency.



NYS LEADERSHIP LEAGUE

Preshtha Garg, a Grade IX learner of Lotus Valley Leadership League 2017, sponsored by Zee Media.
International School, Gurugram, is one of the Top Preshtha was felicitated with an offer of one month
20 finalists selected for Semi Finals of the NYS
internship by the organization.

D DIVYAM CHAWLA'S LETTER TO THE PM
ivyam Chawla, a Grade VI learner of Lotus ensure a pollution free Diwali. It was a proud
Valley International School, Gurugram, moment for Divyam when he received a reply from

wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Mr the Prime Minister’s Office applauding his concern

Narendra Modi, requesting a ban on crackers to for the environment and wishing him and his family

a Happy Diwali.

The Principal, Ms.

Anita Malhotra,

congratulated

Divyam on his

social-

responsibility and

advised him to

continue with the

good work and

consciously work

towards the

betterment of the

society.

TREADING TOWARDS BIGGER GOALS…

SEVA MELA were the biggest attraction for all. Learners from all
Grades visited the Mela and were seen thoroughly
You can lead by example to help the world become enjoying with their friends. The lawns reverberated with
a better place that values generosity and sharing. excitement and high level of energy and positivity
At Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon, we changed the aura of the place. As the saying goes-
earnestly try to follow the path of goodness and sharing.
The school organized its Annual event – Seva Mela –
‘Learning and Earning for a cause’ on Saturday, 7th
October, 2017 to create awareness and facilitate the
less privileged become “Integrated, Independent and
Inclusive” members of our society. It was overwhelming
to observe a large participation of parents volunteering
to do for others. Parents, teachers and students reached
in the early morning hours to put up their stalls of
games, books, food, bakes and much more. The
enthusiasm was infectious as the participants excitedly
invited one and all. The aroma of scrumptious food
tempted everyone asking for more.

The DJ Stall played the requests, with others shaking a
leg and swinging to the beats .The cool orange/lemon
flavoured drinks were a high sell in the scorching heat.
The old traditional toys and games displayed by the
Artisan was much in demand for the young learners.

Students from Tamana School were an integral part of ‘Charity begins from home’ – it truly reflected in our
the Mela. Diwali gifts and decorative items along with young learners who had been preparing for the Mela
bakes and cookies made by the students of Tamana since a week. It was heartening to watch the glint in the
eyes of these participants who managed to sell all the
Diyas they’d painted and decorated with love and
compassion. Teachers matched the enthusiasm of the
learners as they invited all to visit their stalls. Nachos to
Bhel puri to games and more….Nothing could stop
them! The ‘Selfie Corner’ was a HIT with its colourful
fancy frame and various options to accessorize oneself.
It is not one person’s work but the collaborative effort
of all that can bring about a change in the society.



E-WASTE AWARENESS MONTH

Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram has AWARENESS AND COLLECTION DRIVE: Lotus Valley
joined hands with Microsoft to spread E -WASTE International School, Gurugram has been relentlessly
awareness under their “Karo Sambhav
Programme” to sensitise the learners on E-waste
management. DECEMBER, 2017 was declared as an E -
Waste Awareness Month. Simple yet meaningful

activities were conducted to reinforce the idea of working on E-Waste Awareness and Management
recycling and proper disposal of E-waste. The Project, a Microsoft Project. Learners of Grade -VIII
programme was initiated by sharing a video on informal joined hands for collection of E-waste from every nook
recycling. About 1097 learners from Grades IV -IX and corner of their society and contributed a large sum
watched a video on informal recycling of E-waste. of it. Srishti Makkar of Grade-VIII Mississippi was the
active participant of this event.
This drive is still on and the school will appreciate
donation of E-Waste, hence contributing to this
environmental cause.

NUKKAD NATAK: Learners of Grades IV to VII, Lotus
Valley International School, Gurugram, as a part of this
initiative, presented ‘Nukkad Natak’ at Good Earth City
Centre, Gurugram on Thursday, 21st December, 2017
with an endeavour to spread awareness on E-Waste
disposal and management.

.

BEHTAR INDIA IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMME

Working beyond classrooms, especially primarily spoke about importance of clean and
when it is for a noble cause, our learners green environment and its positive effect on our
love to volunteer to be able to give back health and hygiene. The impact of open, road side
to the society as much and through various garbage or standing water resulting in malaria,
gestures. The Community Service Club and the dengue etc. was highlighted. The programme
active participants of the Behtar India Campaign ended with the distribution of Dengue Kits to
from Grades IX to XI participated in an children of the Government School. With an aim to
IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMME: An initiative by bring about change around us, peer to peer
Behtar India-NDTV Team. The learners visited a knowledge sharing works the best and our learners
Government Senior Secondary School in Sector-4, have always shown enthusiasm to be a part of such
Gurugram and interacted with the students of the endeavours.

school on Monday, 20th November, 2017. They

HARIT DIWALI

The learners of Lotus Valley International Harit Diwali' by shunning the use of crackers and
School, Gurugram, took a pledge just before make the atmosphere pollution free. Our children
the Diwali break, to celebrate 'Swasth and practiced what they preached by celebrating Diwali
with responsibility and compassion, contributing
towards healthy and cleaner environment!

SWACHH & SWASTHYA BHARAT

Learners of Lotus Valley International School, Our learners participated in the event "Swachh and
Gurugram have been actively involved, Swasthya Bharat" organised by the Ministry of
recognised and appreciated for their efforts in Environment in collaboration with the Behtar India
the Behtar India Campaign. Team on Sunday, 15th October at India Gate.

rendeZvous…

FACETIME WITH PARENTS

Learners of different sections of Grade V presented French, smart presentation with confident speech, a
their annual presentation 'Face time with Parents' graceful dance performance and melodious singing-
which is an interdisciplinary showcase of combined together to create an effective class
academic learning. The adroit learners performed on a performance. The performance was captivating and
plethora of themes and exhibited their varied talents in successfully served its objective. It was a heartwarming
the event. The array of performances included chanting moment when the learners presented hand imprints
of a group song, expressive poem, introduction in framed with love to their parents.

V BURANS

V NEEMS

V CEDARS

V OAKS

V BIRCHES

COFFEE MEET WITH THE PRINCIPAL

Coffee Meets with the Principal serve as a counselled to contribute to
platform for open and constructive feedback
regarding learners' wholesome development. their ward's academic and co-
The Meets serve as a venue where parents can be
scholastic performance and

also where parents can seek direct answers to their

questions and

queries. Coffee Meets

for Grades IV & XII

were conducted in

April-May.



Open house

An effective Parent-Teacher Partnership can establish a
make a significant difference in a child’s rapport and
education. The most accepted develop
a

comprehensive and modern aim of education is the common goal

proper psychological, physical, social and that focuses on

emotional development of the students and helping the child

teachers. An Open House was held so that teachers have the best school experience possible

and parents could use these interactions to

ART EXHIBITION

Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram, a chance to witness their own child’s work.
invited the parents of learners from Grades iv Through Art, children are able to represent
to VII to an Art exhibition -"CREATIVE experiences that they cannot otherwise verbalize.
CRAFTERS" on Saturday, 9th December, 2017. Open When we value children’s creativity, we help them
house coupled with the Exhibition gave the parents feel valued as people. This Exhibition provided a
platform for the learners to showcase their work
thus enhancing their confidence and raising their
self-esteem.
The display of artwork using Paper pasting,
colouring, pottery, sculpture, painting, pencil
shading, pen work, craft work, canvas paintings,
quilling etc. was much appreciated. It also showed
the gradient level of learning at each stage of
school years. We shall continue to provide more
and more opportunities to our learners and wish
them luck in all their future endeavours.



BRAIN TRAIN (Inter-School & Inter-House Events)

Inter SCHOOL competitions

RHYTHMIC RAGA - INTERSCHOOL MUSIC Song), Braham Naad (Vocal Music Competition),
AND DANCE FEST: Learners of Lotus Valley Dhwani (Group Indian Instrumental), Juggal Bandi
(Indo-Western Fusion Dance), Taal Tarang (Tabla
International School, Gurugram, competition).Our participants Nandini Singh,
Mehma Singh, Prerna Sejwal, Gayathri K, Aarushi
participated in Rhythmic Raga-The Inter-school Dhawan and Maithili Dubey of Grade VIII bagged the
2nd Position in the Jugal Bandi round which was the
Music and Dance Fest at Amity International School, Indo-Western Fusion Group Dance Competition.

Gurugram, Sector-46 on 19th December, 2017.

Learners of Grades- IV to VIII performed with great

enthusiasm and gave mesmerizing performances in

different events like Capella (English Western

Group Song), Euphony (English Western Trio

NDTV DAEKIN INTER SCHOOL DEBATE: The final
round of the NDTV Deakin Inter School Debate
competition 2017, conducted amongst premier
schools across Delhi-NCR was held on 23rd November,
2017 at the NDTV studios. Eshaa Wahe from Lotus

Valley International School, Gurugram as declared competition was aired on 5th December on the NDTV
the Winner of the competition and received a cheque Prime channel.
of Rs. 50,000 from Deakin University, Australia. The

NDTV SAFETY QUIZ: The Lotus Valley team of Ameya Commendable knowledge about safety techniques
Dehade of grade 10 and Rishabh Garg of Grade XI and current affairs was displayed by all the
were the winners of the NDTV SAFETY comprised of participants.
4 rounds anagram, visual clue, direct questions and
subject related.

Our team was selected from among the 250 teams
which participated in the Northern Zonal
competition of NDTV-UL NSSQ (National Safety
Science Quiz) quiz. The selection was on the basis of
written quiz comprising of 25 questions.


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