The Inter-School Competition held at Shalom Presidency
The students of Nursery and Kindergarten participated in a Virtual Inter-School Competition, ‘Shalom Podium’ organized by Shalom Presidency, Gurugram on 1st of March 2021.
Siya Lamba and Vihana Sharma of Nursery participated in ‘Art Attack.’ They created a beautiful scene on nature using dry leaves, flowers and many other creative natural things. They showcased their creativity by creating beautiful pieces of art.
Avanya Sudha and Vaanya Sharma of Nursery participated in the ‘Pitter Patter’ category. The children sang beautiful poems with voice modulation and expressions. They wore beautiful costumes which enhanced their presentation.
Miraya Singh and Aaradhya Agarwal of Kindergarten participated in the ‘Young Babblers’ category where they had to dress up like a flower/bug/butterfly and had to speak or sing to bring alive the chosen character. The children dressed up beautifully and roleplayed as the chosen character. They spoke with confidence and proper voice modulation to bring alive the character. Their performance was laudable.
Abeer Khanna and Shagun Bisht participated in the ‘Buddy Creators' category. They had to create a miniature garden using fruits and vegetables. The children showcased their creativity and imagination to create lovely garden scenes with fruits and vegetables.
A time-lapse video was shared by the participants for ‘Art Attack’ and ‘Buddy Creators’ category. The participants for the ‘Pitter Patter’ and ‘Young Babblers’ had to share the pre-recorded video. The little ones of Nursery and Kindergarten brought laurels to the school by winning prizes.
- Siya Lamba of Nursery won the 1st position in the ‘Art Attack’ category.
- Avanya Sudha of Nursery won the 1st position in the ‘Pitter Patter’ category.
- Aradhay Agarwal of Kindergarten won the 3rd position in the ‘Young Babblers’ category.
- Abeer Khanna of Kindergarten won the 2nd position in the ‘Buddy Creators’ category.
The G.D. Goenka MUN
Students of grades 9 and 10 participated in the G.D. Goenka MUN organised by GD Goenka school on the 26th and 27th of December 2020. We won the following awards and were also declared the Best Delegation of the conference:
Riyanshi- Best Delegate
Pari Gupta- Special Mention
Mihika- Special Mention
Ekamveer- Special Mention
Arush- High Commendation
Hardik- Special Mention
Ambar Gogia- High Commendation
Virtual coffee session with Lucia Del Vita
Learn with Leaders hosted an exclusive virtual coffee session with Lucia Del Vita – Professional Coach and successful Entrepreneur on 21st November 2020 from 10:00 hours – 11:00 hours on zoom platform on the topic ‘Discovering your Curiosity Quotient.’
Krish Goswami of grade X was selected to be a part of this session. The session was enjoyable and included freestyle Q&A session.
As an assignment Krish was supposed to prepare the following two questions:
1. An instance when they have been curious and got a positive outcome
2. A curious person or character (real or fictional) that has impressed them
He was also required to go through a TEDx video. Krish thoroughly enjoyed the session and looks forward to participating in such events like this in the future.
Multiple Intelligences and Me - Apotheosis
Suncity School, Sector 54, Gurugram organised the eighth edition of the inter-school
competition -‘Mi-Me-Apotheosis’ on 6th November, 2020. Based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences by Dr. Howard Gardener, the event was conducted on a virtual platform for the first time. Learners from a number of prestigious schools such as Mayo College (Ajmer), Scottish High International School, Shiv Nadar School, Lotus Valley International School (Noida and Gurugram), GD Goenka Public School DAV (Gurugram and Delhi), Amity International school, Venkateshwar School-Delhi and other schools participated in the event that aims at aiding holistic development by stimulating and challenging distinct types of intellectual competencies.
A unique competition, ‘MI-Me’ is inspired by the theory that every individual possesses a unique blend of eight intelligences and should not be judged on the basis of any one or two kinds of intellectual abilities. The eight intelligences outlined by Gardener are: musical–rhythmic, visual–spatial, verbal–linguistic, logical–mathematical, bodily–kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.
The premise of the competition is to explore, discover and learn through a diverse set of activities. New skills emerge along with new perspectives. The intellectual abilities of participants are constantly challenged thereby resulting in creativity. Being more creative and ‘multi-modal’ in thinking ensures a holistic personality through MI-me.
The Mi-me event comprised of five competitions -‘Making Connections’: based on linguistic intelligence, ‘Art to Astound’- based on intrapersonal and naturalistic intelligence, ‘Design thinking’: related to musical intelligence and technological know-how, ‘Calisthenics’ which encouraged students to showcase their kinesthetic intelligence and ‘VUCA- Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous’ based on logical thinking.
The competition started with a lamp-lighting ceremony conducted by the Director of Suncity School, Mrs Rupa Chakravarty to invoke the blessings of the Goddess of learning, Goddess Saraswati. This was followed by an Indian classical group dance performance based on the theme of ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’ - the world is one family. An eminent panel of judges including Ms Pragati Agarwal- Founder – Art Tree; Ms Rema Kumar- a textile designer and author, Mr Anansh Prasad- Founder and Managing Director of Skillsphere Education; Mr.Vamshidhar Lanka- Callido Learning; Prof. Kakori Sen- Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor with Jindal Global University, Ms Saleha Singh- a communications professional; Ms Preeti Rajgarhia- Director Margam Nrityalaya and Mr. Sanjay Singh Rana- an acclaimed choreographer . They all judged the performances of the talented learners.
Rupa Chakravarty, Director -Suncity School praised the efforts of all the participants and thanked the participating schools for their contribution in making ‘MI-me-Apostheosis 2020’ a success. The ‘Overall Championship’ trophy was awarded to Scottish High International school.
The awards given to the winners were an outcome of the creative talents of Suncity School students. Five students of Suncity School had authored and published their books during the lockdown proving that the break from routine was actually a time of intellectual awakening for them. The winners were awarded with ‘The Grey in the Black and White’ by Arnav Gilhotra (Grade XII), ‘Ten Tales for Teens’ by Ayushi Kaushal (Grade IX), ‘Criminal Things’ by Aarya Saraf (Grade VIII), ‘The Hopeless and the Cynical’ by Paridhi Rankawat (alumnus of Suncity school –batch of 2017) and ‘Beyond Illusions’ by Aryaman Agarwal (alumnus of Suncity School-batch of 2018). The School Director applauded their innovative thought process and their contribution to ingenious literature.
Inter School Science Competition: Causa Scientia
Six students of Suncity School Sector 54 participated in Inter School Science Competition - "Causa Scientia" organized by Global Edge School, Hyderabad and held online on 9th and 10th November 2020.
The students selected an appropriate topic in science that relates to a working model / investigation - based project. They analysed and interpreted their findings, drew conclusions about their topics' significance in science, and created final projects that presented their work through a self – explanatory video and documentation of the same.
Students uploaded a video related to the project on 3rd of November, 2020 and a write up on Google Form which was shared with the participants.
A panel of eminent judges from Industry, Academia and Business, from all over India and abroad judged the event and encouraged and motivated the curious young minds. The top 12 videos were shortlisted under different categories which were relayed during the event and the top three winners were declared based on the Jury's decision.
Following Suncity students participated in the event
Grade VI (Adwita Gogia)
Grade VII (Anaya Taneja)
Grade IX (Aryan Jain) Human-Computer Interface integrating Biosensing with origami Robot.
Grade IX (Ronan Madan) Smart Switches.
Grade X( Diya Bhatnagar- DropLink Transport System,
Grade X Aryan Sethi – (RE-GEN)
Out of six students who participated, four students won award under different categories:
- Ronan Madan : 1st prize (Category B)
- Aryan Jain : Special Jury Award (Category B)
- Diya Bhatnagar: An investigator (Category C)
- Anaya : Special Jury Award (Category A)
SUNCITY INTRA MUN 2020- THE ONLINE CONFERENCE CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!
The Suncity Intra Model United Nations conference was held on the 31st October and 1st November, 2020. Like all things this year, the event was a virtual one. The Secretariat, comprising students of grade XI were instrumental in putting the event together. Like the previous four conferences, this fifth one too was a complete student-led initiative.
Work on the conference began in the month of September with the finalising of the Organising Committee and the various position holders. It was decided that the Executive Board members would be grade 12 students of our school and/or our alumni. From finalising committees and agendas to publicising the event via Instagram to designing the online presence (https://smun2020.weebly.com) the students worked tirelessly. We were overwhelmed with the number of delegates who registered for the event.
Between finalising the allocation and the main event, training sessions were organised for the newcomers as well as seasoned delegates. The day prior to the event, there was a general buzz about it that was palpable. The conference began with the Opening ceremony. Messages from Director Rupa Chakravarty and Principal Sandeepa Rai added the right amount of confidence to the butterflies in the stomach. Committees proceeded smoothly under the able guidance of the experienced Executive Board members. It was a pleasure to have two of our alums, Vedaant Shahani and Bhavyam Dutt co-chair a committee. These two showed exemplary patience while handling students of grades 7 & 8. They hand held the delegates and took them through each step patiently, correcting their mistakes gently and applauding their successes with much fanfare.
The Historic Security Council witnessed a lot of drama as it was a continuous crisis committee organised around the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Lok Sabha debated at length the constitutional and legal validity of the CAA. The General Assembly, by far the biggest committee debated transnational organised crimes with special emphasis on drug trafficking in the golden crescent. The most interesting committee of the conference was undoubtedly the one that simulated the British East India Committee Congregation to discuss the Sepoy Muting of 1857. It was heartening to hear the impassioned speeches of mostly 7th and 8th graders. The IT and International Press worked through the two days to run operations smoothly and to cover everything being debated.
The two days provided huge learnings to all those involved in it- from the organisers to the participants. The event ended with the closing ceremony where the awards were declared a promise made to return next year- with a bigger and better conference.
INTER SCHOOL EVENT - COMMFLUENCE
Suncity School participated in “Commfluence”, commerce fest organised virtually by Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon on 30th October, 2020. Grade XI and XII students participated in various events like Razmattaz (business plan), Comm up with a term, Comic Crazzies, Sketch a Comm and Debate.
Adya Rastogi, grade XII B, commerce stream, impressed the judges with her fine piece of work by showing “coordination” in the form of a sketch and bagged the first prize and Sneh Dokania also of grade XII B bagged the second prize with her futuristic and comic approach to depict various Economic and political issues.
There were 25 schools who participated with the likes of Amity, DPS Sushant Lok, DPS 45, Tagore International, Sadhu Waswani, Sanskriti School, to name a few.
Pratibimb competition 2020
Suncitizens participated in online Pratibimb competition 2020 organised by G.D. Goenka Public School Sector -48, Gurgaon. Our students Jayin Khanna and Krish Mehta (11A) participated enthusiastically in science and sports event in which they have to make a ppt on a sport connecting it with the science.
They presented the ppt (on cricket) in front of the judges and then answered their questions.
They secured 3rd position in the event which saw a participation of more than 25 teams from different schools of NCR.
It was a great learning experience for the students.
The Career Counselling Cell of the school organised a three day workshop for students in association with Indian School of Business and Finance New Delhi. Founded in 2006, ISBF is committed to providing a world-class education to students in India through collaborations with top global universities such as The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and Kingston University, in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and Data Science
The sessions has been designed by ISBF for high school students to impart knowledge of Economics, Management and Finance, through interactive gamified workshop aptly titled, Playnomics.
Through this workshop students understood how trading and stock market works and how one can apply the knowledge of Economics, Management and Finance-EMF for the best results. . The sessions were conducted on Monday, 24th, Tuesday, 25th and Wednesday, 26th of August, 2020 for grades XI (all sections) and grade XII (Commerce and Humanities).The sessions were conducted on 24th, 25th, 26th of August, 2020 for grades XI (all sections) and XII (Commerce and Humanities).
INTERHOUSE PATRIOITC SONG COMPETITION REPORT
The Interhouse Patriotic Song Competition was held on 7th August 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held online, but that did not deter the spirit of the young singers from performing to the best of their abilities. They had their moral high with an unbeatable excitement for a one of a kind events held virtually via a live streaming on Ms Teams successfully.
The event saw quality participation from all the four houses. Practice sessions for the same began on 27th of July under the guidance of Jhuma Ma’am and the house mistresses. Being a group based singing competition, each house had an active participation of almost 6-8 students. Each house prepared a Hindi patriotic song that was composed by Jhuma Ma’am. The recording of the performances was done by Ms Jhuma, Mr. Dheeraj and Mr Rambi with a team of students well versed with latest technology. The participants from grades V to XI put forth their enthralling performance that sparked the virtues of patriotism within the audience which was appreciated and loved by all. This was collated with the help of IT department.
A welcome note of Hindi compering marked the beginning of the event at 13:05 hours followed by the introduction of the judge post which the singing competition began. Each house showed their mastery over voice modulation, pitch, rhythm and tone. The children showcased a sense of pride, self-esteem and self-confidence as a result of the competition. The witty use of “shyari” during Hindi compering left quite an impression.
All our young maestros who took part in the competition made the competition a great success. The harmonious event culminated at 13:45 hours with vote of thanks followed by the national anthem.
The competition was judged by Ms. Mimun Bharali, who is a professional singer and a versatile performer with over 15 years of experience in various genres of music. She is a performing vocalist in the folk music band known by the name "ROOTS".
Atlantic house was declared the winner, Arctic House was adjudged the first runners up and Pacific house the second runners up by the judge.
VANITY FAIR 25th January’ 20
The carnival time was back at Suncity School this year as the school hosted the Vanity Fair after a gap of 3 years. The fair was organized in the school premises on Saturday, 25th January’ 20 from 10 am to 6 pm. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr Ankit Goyal, Chairman of Suncity School who cut the ribbon and declared the carnival open for all.
The students were invited to come and join the fun and frolic in the carnival with major attractions such as Children Art studio, Tambola, exciting game stalls put up by all the grades, video games, F1, Chocolate Foundation and more, not to forget the joy rides, book stalls, handicrafts etc. And completing the festivities are the various food stalls with exciting options such as pizzas, baked delights, South-Indian food, street food of Delhi and Mumbai! The camel ride and the horse-cart ride was an added attraction for all the age groups.
The proceeds of the fair will go to ‘Arpan’, a Suncity School social initiative to educate the economically under privileged children and give them a chance to better their lives.
The judges also decided the winners for ‘The Best Decorated Stall’ and ‘The Most Profitable Stall’ both won by grade V stall and ‘The Most Sanskaar Focused Stall’ won by grade IV and ‘The Cleanest Stall’ won by EYP.
The exciting lucky draw was held in the evening and winners walked away with exciting prizes such as LED TV, a bicycle, hotel stay, mobile phone and many more!
All the visitors, guests, students and their families had a gala time at the Vanity Fair and will surely cherish its memories for a long time!
CBSE National Science Exhibition 2019-20
The National Science Exhibition 2019-20 was held at Suncity School, Gurugram from 16 to 18 January 2020 with an objective of inculcating a scientific attitude and research-mindedness in students.
Theme and Sub–Themes for the Science Exhibition/Fair for 2019-20
|Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with a Thrust on Water Conservation||
The students of CBSE affiliated schools (Class VI to XI) prepared research based science projects that are original, innovative exhibit/model on any of the above listed six subthemes of the main theme “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with a Thrust on Water Conservation”. Every school chose one sub theme and displayed their exhibit which was either a static or a working model. These models can be used for learning various scientific concepts.
The event saw a participation of 585 schools from across the country. Each school had a specific and distinguished QR code which was mandatory for registration. These codes contained the details and specifics of each school (school name and address).These registrations were held from 15 to 16 January 2020. A buddy teacher accompanied every school to their respective venues. These teachers also guided the students during the event. The exhibition commenced with an inaugural ceremony on 16th January 2020 at 10.00 hours.
The chief guests of the event were Ms. Anita Karwal, Chairperson CBSE; Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director Academics; Dr. Sweta Singh, Joint Director of CBSE’ Ms. Dhriti Malhotra, Principal of Manv Rachna School; Ms. Anita Makkar, Principal of HDFC School.
The auspicious lighting of lamp was followed by felicitation of chief guests by the Director of Suncity school, Ms. Rupa Chakraborty with bamboo shoots and momentos. A panel of 12 esteemed judges, each an expert in their field were also felicitated with bamboo shoots. We had with us Dr. Monika Koul, Dr. A.K Bhatnagar, Dr. Ashima Gogia, Dr. Alka A Singhal , Mr. Partha Narayan Dutta Gupta, Dr. Rani Devi, Dr. S.K. Aggarwal, Dr. Anupama Tiku, Mr Tathagata Chakravarty, Mr. Girish Kathpalia and Dr. Hukum Singh. This was followed by a short cultural program which included Bahar an orchestra presentation and Magnum Opus –‘Conglomerate’ an ariel show.
The judges then started round 1 of the judgement and 54 exhibits qualified for the second competitive round.
On 17 January a workshop was conducted by Ms Monika Koul expert IRIS review committee for the mentor teachers of participating schools. Mr. Shrey Singh represented IRIS in the workshop.
Round 2 of the selected 54 exhibts was held on 18th January morning and 29 were declared as winners 3/4/5 in each category in no specific order. The event closed with the Valediction Ceremony starting at 3.00 hours in the auditorium.
The chief guests Dr. Bishwajit Saha Director (Training and skill education) CBSE and Mr. Manoj Srivastava Director ( Professional education)CBSE addressed the students. Dr Puskar Vohra Joint Jt Director Academics CBSE and Dr. Sweta Singh Jt Director Academics Cbse were in attendance. Special invitees present were Dr. Girish Choudhary retired professor Lady Irwin College and Ms Sharon director IRIS National forum.
Invocation Dance –Rudraksha, Glimpses of CBSE National Science, a video presentation was followed by prize distribution.
Each of the 29 winning exhibits were awarded a cheque of 5000/- and National winners CBSE certificate. The ceremony ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Sweta Singh followed by the National Anthem.
An intellectual learning experience altogether.
SPORTS DAY 16TH DECEMBER’19
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where there was once despair. – Nelson Mandela
Suncity School, Sector 54, Gurugram hosted the much awaited Annual Sports day on 13th December’19 on the sprawling grounds of the school. The morning was filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere. The Annual Sports day was held for grades III, IV, VII and VIII. Their parents were cordially invited to the event.
The event began with the juniors of grades III and IV participating in a great amalgamation of track and field events and some interesting yet fun races. They tested their strength in various events such as the 200 meters track event, Cycling event, Obstacle race, Skipping race, the very interesting Pouting Frogs race, Spherical Conical race, Cart Wheel race and the Flip Flop race.
Next, was the turn of the seniors from grades VII and VIII. The energetic and nimble-footed participants performed and won the various events with flying colours. It was a wonderful display of agility, coordination, strength and stamina by the Suncitizens in various events such as the 200 and 400 meters track events, Relay, Cycling race, and the Hurdles race for girls and boys.
The zealous parents, gathered in large numbers, constantly applauded the enthusiastic young sports stars.
Our Principal, Mrs Sandipa Rai rewarded the winners with medals and certificates and congratulated them for their victory. The Indian house registered a double victory by winning the Relay event for both girls and boys.
The event continuously laid the emphasis of sports in a child’s life and physical and mental development. It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish.
INTER-SCHOOL SKATING COMPETITION
Skating is an amazing form of self-expression. It is a sport loved by the ones who love adventure, fitness and challenge. It helps to develop a fitness habit with a sport that is enjoyable for all ages.
The students of Nursery participated in an Inter-School Skating Competition held at Amity International School, sector 43, on 10th & 11th of December 2019.
Paridhi Gupta, a student of Nursery-B brought laurels to the school by winning two silver medals in 300 meters and 500 meters skating competition.
The Intra Model United Nations Conference SMUN on the 2nd and 6rd of November, 2019
Grade 11 students of our school organised the fourth edition of the Intra Model United Nations Conference SMUN 2019 on the 2nd and 3rd of November, 2019. Planning and preparation for the same had begun in September with the announcement of the conference and the opening of online applications. 200 students from grade 7-11 had applied to be delegates of this conference.
The event was completely managed and run by students of grades XI in their capacities as Secretariat and Organising Committee. Four committees were simulated which were - United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Historic Security Council and an All India Political Parties Meet. The committees were chaired by our award wining MUN delegates.
It proved to be a learning experience for all involved. From designing and planing the delegate kit to making a budget for food and refreshments, everything was handled by students with minimum input from faculty advisors. The two days also witnessed intense debates on complex issues like the Cuban Missile Crisis, armed conflict in the MENA region, climate change and abrogation of articles 370 and 35A.
This was a competitive event and the closing ceremony also doubled up as the prize distribution event. It was indeed heartening to note that students from grade 8 and 9 also won awards in different categories, thus proving that the MUN club is in safe hands.
‘MI-me’ EVENT 2019
An Inter- School Event ‘MI-me’ was hosted by Suncity School, sector-54, on Friday, 11th of October 2019. ‘MI-me’ revolves around Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Fourteen schools, including the host school, were a part of this event. The competitions gave children a platform to explore and realise their latent talents.
The programme started with Lighting of the Lamp ceremony in the presence of our Special Guest, Ms. Guneet Ohri and our esteemed judges, which was followed by a scintillating dance performance by the students of Kindergarten, various competitions and performances. All the participants showcased tremendous confidence and creativity.
Children from the NGO, ‘Dream Girl Foundation’, were invited and were provided a platform to showcase their talent. They gave a laudable performance.
‘MI-me’ Champion of the Day was an exclusive category where one child from Nursery and Kindergarten from each school participated in all the competitions of the day. The children performed with great enthusiasm and made their schools proud by bringing laurels. The winners were felicitated by our Guest Ms. Guneet Ohri, our esteemed judges, our Director, Ms. Rupa Chakravarty and our Principal, Ms. Sandeepa Rai. The programme concluded with presenting the Note of Gratitude and the national anthem.
World Elders Day 4th Oct 2019
Beautiful Young People are Acts of Nature, but Beautiful Old People are Works of Art!
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
Students of Suncity School celebrated The Elders Day on 1st October’19 with love, care and compassion towards the old people who form the pillars of our society. They not only shape the families, but also show us the right path of life.
On the occasion of World Elderly Day, the school invited the elderly people from the Earth Savior Foundation on 4th Oct’19. The guests from the old age home witnessed the school assembly and were then served breakfast in the refectory by the students of grade 10. The students also gave Thank You Cards to them as a token of gratitude.
The activity was a part of an English chapter of grade 10, ‘The Dear Departed.’ Students got a chance to interact with the elderly and enjoyed the experiences shared by the guests. The activity was planned to help the students inculcate the values of respect and compassion towards old people and making them realize that the old people need our care and presence to feel happy and loved.
Dalai Lama visit
19 students from grade 12 got the wonderful and unique opportunity to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama deliver a speech on "Educating the Mind and the Soul" at the Shri Ram School Vasant Vihar. His Holiness talked about the relevance of 'Ahimsa' and 'Karuna' in today's world and how India can become the leader by showing others how to live in harmony. He also asked the youth present to be the catalyst of change and not think in terms of 'I" but 'We' to tackle problems like global warming and rising incidents of violence across the world.
The event was attending by close to 2500 students from across NCR. Our students made us proud as they received high praise from the Delhi Police for their orderly and disciplined behaviour.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
The school ground of Suncity School, sector 54, Gurugram came alive today with the commemoration of the 73rd Independence Day celebration. Going by the motto of the school, ‘Sadaive Agrani’, the Suncitizens displayed the emotion of patriotism filled with joy, enthusiasm and energy.
The Chief Guest of the evening was Mr Diwakar Sharma, the first runner up of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, who won hearts of the nation with his soulful singing and has performed with many eminent personalities from the world of music. Not only singing, he is also an exemplary achiever in academics. He did not let his visual impairment pose a hurdle in the way of his dreams.
The ceremony began with the hoisting of the Indian flag, followed by the spectacular march past by the students, according to their respective Houses. They marched forward, reaching out to everyone and rising up and standing strong, in their beautiful synchronisation.
Next, was the celebration of India’s success in the field of space exploration. The Suncitizens from grades I & II presented their tableau celebrating the achievements of Indian Space and Research Organization by the launch of Chandrayaan 2 and garnered a huge applause by the audience.
This was followed by the students presenting the soulful rendition of our national song, Vande Mataram followed by Sare Jahan se Accha, eulogizing our great Motherland, using the musical cello and violin. The students of Suncity immersed themselves in patriotism by presenting a group song, which pronounced their passion and determination towards building a utopian India.
The Chief Guest, Mr Diwakar Sharma, gave a soul-stirring tribute to our motherland, India by singing the soulful song, Maa, leaving the audience emotional.
Next was the Prize distribution ceremony to award the Suncitizens for their exemplary scholastic and co-scholastic performance. The Class XII District topper of the session 2018-19, Ayush Verma was felicitated by the Chief Guest for scoring an aggregate of ¬¬¬¬98%.
Mother Nature has given us everything and the students thanked her by presenting a mesmerising Hindi Dance Drama, ‘Prakriti Matram’.
Next was the time for the young athletes from grades 3 and 4, as the mascots of our fit nation, performing with their skipping rope, living up to the theme of ‘Young India, Fit India’.
As the program was coming to an end the enthusiasm in the school remained the same. The Head Boy gave the vote of thanks, further informing us about the sacrifices made by our soldiers for the sake of our freedom and safety.
The perfect sign-off for the exuberant morning was done with kite-flying, which is synonymous with Independence Day celebrations, as it symbolizes the free spirit of India. It was enjoyed by one and all, young and old and filled them with energy and gaiety.
The Suncity school truly celebrated the bravery of our forefathers and their gift of freedom on the 73rd Independence day of our free India, rejoicing and indulging in celebration, saluting the ones who made it possible, singing in their admiration, who made India stand high and mighty.
Gurugram students honour labourers for their daily contributions
Gurugram: Suncity School, sec-54 organised a special assembly and lunch to honour and acknowledge the labour put in by the drivers, conductors, nannies, peons, house keeping, guards and all other employees for their incredible support & contribution to commemorate the occasion of Labours day on 1st May 2019.
Students organized the assembly to explain the importance and origin of this day. The assembly was an ambulation of the students expression of gratitude for their endless efforts to make everyday comfortable and smooth.The students presented this in the form of the interviews they had with the house keeping, security staff , conductors, drivers and all those who worked behind the scenes to help execute the duties well. The enthusiasm of their involvement could be seen at the assembly in the form of the song that the housekeeping sang along with the student choir. The assembly exemplified the true essence of the theme - celebrating dignity of labour.
The students exhibited great exuberance, love and respect for them. This was yet another occasion to instil sanskaars and values in the children.
As a mark of respect, the newly elected students’ council members served lunch to all drivers, conductors, housekeeping staff, security and helpers like every year. The students made ‘Thank You’ cards for them. Each employee was given a card.
The employees were overwhelmed watching the assembly dedicated to them and expressed their gratitude towards the school management and students.
An employee from Suncity School said, “We are deeply moved by this warm gesture towards us. Suncity School has always been generous and kinds towards their staff, so are all the students. The values and morals that students are taught here, it is beyond words to be expressed. I feel lucky to be a part of Suncity family.”
On the occasion, Trisha Chatterjee from Suncity School said, “We have been taught to give importance to our values far above anything else and our true value are shown not when we talk to our peers or authority but in the way we act with those who toil day and night to make our lives more comfortable. The world does not need us nearly as much as it needs people who cook , clean and do all the work that the privileged deem “beneath them”. There is no work more honourable than what they do , and we are lucky that we got to spend our day serving them and showing them our gratitude.”
When asked to comment, a student, Riddhika Kotia of grade VI gave them the title , “Effective Stress - takers”.
The celebration was truly a tribute to the school staff and the helpers for their consistent efforts to ensure all systems and services are setting highest paradigms of excellence.
THE INTERNATIONAL GOCKAN CHILDREN’S FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL, TURKEY
Suncity School was invited to represent India in the 10th International Children’s Folk Dance Festival, organized by CIOFF, associated with UNESCO, in Istanbul from 20th-28th April, 2019. The participating countries were Northern Cyprus, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, Macedonia, Mexico, India and Pakistan and they showcased their respective country’s music and folk dances.
Suncity team consisted of 14 students who performed different dance forms like Bihu, Ghoomar, Dandiya, Santhal, Garba, Bhoomi Pranam, Pushpanjali Aran, Tarana etc. and won the hearts of everyone there. They participated in the Sovereign Day celebrations, a day dedicated to the children by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mr. Kemal Ataturk, where the Suncity team was lauded by the Head Mayor of 39 districts, Mr. Ekremimamoglu, Governor Mr. Mehmet Okur and the city Mayor Mr. Calik and other dignitaries who graced the occasion. The team performed in different city schools like Buyuksehir, Nese Sever, Meselek Ve Teknik etc.
The school Principal, Ms. Rupa Chakravarty, who is committed to promote culture and performing arts, was present at the opening ceremony at Miniaturk. While giving away the medals and certificates, the Secretary of CIOFF Mr. Kagan Tiftik praised the mesmerizing performances of the Suncity team.
ICSQCC, SRI LANKA 2017
A delegation of sixteen students and two teachers, Ms Sharmila Gupta and Ms Kalyani Voleti attended the 20th ICSQCC Convention, at Sri Lanka. The Meet was a fruitful and memorable experience for the participants. It was an excellent opportunity for students, teachers and all quality enthusiasts to build knowledge of each other’s country, people and culture. It enabled students to acquire global awareness and skills to prepare them for being a perfect citizen of the world.The students participated with lot of enthusiasm and preparedness. They bagged several prizes and were able to create a niche area in the forum.JURAN AWARD for Case Study – Priyanka Lohia, Sivant Dosaj, Arnauv Gilotra, Ishika Agrawal, Vanya Duggal, Arush lall2nd Prize for Poster & Slogan – Vishalakshi Verma, Yuvraj SinghBest Actress Award in Skit – Vanshika SethiSpecial Commendable trophy for Debate- Sivant Dosaj, Priyanka LohiaCommendable trophy for Collage Competition- Isha Singhal, Vanshika Sethi, Diya Bhatnagar, Divyata Choudhary, Bhavya Bawa, Arush LallThere were several dignitaries who presided over the convention. The Chief Minister of Sabargamuwa Province, Hon. Mahiepala Herath, The Minister of Information Technology & Cultural Affairs, Hon. Prabath Bhanu Munipriya, The Secretary- Ministry of Education, Mr Maninda S. Weerasooriya, Provincial Director of education, S. Kuruppu Arachchi, President, World Council for Total Quality Excellence in Education Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, to name a few!The students came back enriched with varied learning and ways to evolve as a total quality person!
BODILY KINESTHETIC COMPETITION- EYP
“Practice like you have never won, play like you have never lost” – Michael JordanWe truly believe that children are born with great passion and unique potentialities/ abilities; they can flourish if we believe in what they can do.Keeping this in mind, Elementary Years Programme organised a Bodily Kinesthetic Event for Nursery and Kindergarten. The Inter-class Event was held on Friday, 12th May 2017. The races began with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. The students of Nursery had to run towards the mid-point of the track, where a basket was kept with an apron and two pegs in it. A rope was tied to the stands at the mid-point of the track. They had to fix the apron with pegs on the rope. After the pegging activity, they had to crawl under the rope and run towards the finishing line. The young athletes were full of zeal and excitement.Kindergarten students had to balance the sack on their head and walk till the mid-point on the track, where two napkins were kept in a basket. The participants had to pick up a napkin in each hand and further walk balancing the sack on their head towards the orange hurdle. After crossing the hurdle, the participants had to walk towards the finishing line. They scorched the tracks with great enthusiasm. The little ones of Nursery and Kindergarten exhibited the true spirit of sportsmanship and participated with lot of energy and enthusiasm.
DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT HELD AT HERITAGE SCHOOL ON 14TH MAY 2017
Our young table tennis player Sanjana Verma of grade IV C has done us proud by displaying her exemplary skills and bagging a gold medal at the district level table tennis tournament held at Heritage school in U-10 Category. She has qualified for the state level and will be participating in the same. Going by her caliber we are sure that she will grow up into a famous table tennis player in the future.
INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT HELD IN DUBAI FROM 11TH TO 15TH MAY 2017
Our young gymnasts Lavanya Jain of Grade XI has brought us laurels at the international level. She recently participated in the Emirates Cup for Rhythmic Gymnastics which was held in Dubai from 11th to 15th May 2017. She did us proud by bagging a Gold and a Bronze medal in the same. We wish her luck in all her future endeavors.
SPIC MACAY 2017
The Society for the promotion of Indian classical music and culture amongst youth. It is a non-profit organisation which promotes Indian Classical Music, Indian classical dance and other aspects of Indian culture to foster the growth of traditional Indian values. Spic Macay introduced the (lecture-demonstration) format to present Indian classical art forms in a comprehensive manner in front of today’s youth, which gives them an understanding of the basics of the classical art forms, and done away with the misconception that classical arts are difficult to understand. It organised a Santoor recital by Padmashree Pandit Bhajan Sopori & His Group on May 11, 2017 at Suncity School Gurgaon.The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the distinguished guests and artists. The occasion turned out to be a superlative musical odyssey transcended into the realm of the sublime with distinguished Santoor player Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Tabla artist Padmabhushan Shri Mithilesh Kumar Jha and Pakhawaj artist Shri Rishi Shankar Upadhyay. Together they created magical chords and showcased a confluence of emotions, ideas and expression. It was also an enlightening session for the budding musicians as Pandit Bhajn Sopori interacted with the students and explained how and why Santoor is a special musical instrument. The occasion turned out to be a superlative musical odyssey transcended into the realm of the sublime with distinguished artists. The programme ended with question answer round. The artists were felicitated by Mrs Kunda Mahurkar, Gurgaon Spic Macay Coordinator and Mrs. Rupa Chakravarty the Principal of Suncity School Gurgaon. Several schools from Gurgaon region were invited to witness the propitious program.The recital was truly divine and was absolutely an incomparable experience for the audience.
LABOUR DAY- 2017
Labour Day was celebrated at Suncity School with sense of humility and awareness and acknowledgement of dignity of labour. The labour day lunch was managed for the workers by the newly elected student council members.It acknowledged their hard work and contribution to the school.Workers were overwhelmed by this gesture and expressed their gratitude towards the school management,Principal, teachers and students for their endeavour. School principal Mrs Rupa Chakravarty thanked them for their consistent services. Cards of gratitude made by the students were presented to all as they left after lunch.
WORLD SCHOLAR’S CUP 2017
Suncity World School Gurgaon was proud to host the World Scholar’s Cup event on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of May, 2017. Over 500 students from 20 leading schools of Delhi NCR and neighbouring areas participated in this prestigious event. Students from Mayo College Ajmer, Modern School Vasant Vihar, DAV School, Delhi Public School, Shalom Hills International participated in the two day event that assessed proficiency in core subjects like Science, Social Studies, Arts and Music, Literature and History.The competition consists of three rounds. First is the regional round that took place in Suncity World School, followed by a global round and the final round is scheduled to take place in Yale University, USA. The competition is aimed at Juniors (10-14 years) and Seniors (15 years and above) and has four main categories ie. The Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, Team Debate and Scholar’s Bowl. The top ten regional teams will be chosen to participate in the global round.Ms Rupa Chakravarty, Principal, Suncity World School said, “The competition entails participation from the brightest minds across the world and is a test of all round development by the students”.
MOTHER’S DAY AND INVESTITURE CEREMONY- 2017
Suncity School, Gurgaon , celebrated ‘Mother’s Day’ on May 06,2017 ,with great exuberance and gusto. The function was illuminated with the august presence of Ms. Abha Adams, a renowned educationist and advisor with Step by Step, NOIDA. The program commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp to invoke the blessing of the almighty. The melodious rendition of poems by the students of class I and II had the audiences enthralled . Our singers in the making sung ‘Motherhood-Sublime.eternal’ that depicted how a mother, who removes all the obstacles from our life, should be respected and loved. The dance drama ‘Kaundh’ was a portrayal of a mother’s endless love and a child’s neverending desire to be close to his mother regardless of his age.The Investiture ceremony, wherein the newly elected Student Council members were bestowed with responsibility of leading the school from front ,was the highlight of the function. The badges were pinned by the proud mothers of the council members. The members administered oath and pledged to work earnestly & keep the school motto and honour in high esteem. The esteemed chief guest Ms. Abha Adams congratulated the office bearers and advised them to take up their duties sincerely & with full commitment.Class toppers for the session 2016-17 were honored with prizes for reaching the pinnacles of glory with their diligence and devotion. The prize distribution was followed by the Head boy’s vote of thanks.The event culminated with the National Anthem.
Some of our suncitizens participated in various tournaments and did us proud by bagging laurels.The names of the students and their achievements are as follows.
- Arjun Sai Ram Mohan of grade VI F won the runner-up trophy and a medal at the National Mini football league at Gurgaon on 28th April to 4th May.
- Harhit Daruka Class IV B bagged the bronze medal at the Haryana State level Karate championship held at Yamuna Nagar on 27th & 28th April’17.
- Pehu Gupta of grade V F bagged Golf championship at the Digvijay Singh Junior Golf challenge 3rd April’17.
- Tanisha Kotia of grade IX C and Riddhika Kotia of Grade IV A has did us proud by bagging the First place and the second place at the Senior District Chess tournament held at St. Xavier school on 29th & 30th April’17.
- Sanjana Verma of grade IV C was the winner in S.K Memorial Table Tennis championship held at Penguin kids school on 6th & 7th May’17.
Suncity School hosted the Third Edition of the IIMUN Gurugram Chapter from 21st -23rd April. Attended by close to two hundred students, the event began with a gala opening ceremony that saw the host school students put up a enthralling dance performance. The Chief Guest for the occasion Mr. Amitava Tripathi, who has been India’s ambassador to many countries, complimented the students of our school for their impeccable presence on stage. Our Principal Rupa Chakravarty delivered the welcome address. Secretary General Abhishek Dhawan declared the conference open after the cultural extravaganza.On 22nd April, seven committees were simulated as the MUN conference began in all earnest. Students spent the next one and half days discussing various agendas like ‘ The relevance of ROP (UNSC)’; the Social Political and Econmic rights of sex workers (UNHRC); the significance of Uniform Civil Code (Niti Ayog); the position of Dalits ( Lok Sabha) and so on. The Organising Committee of the conference ensured the smooth flow of sessions. The International Press also worked tirelessly to produce the conference video.The Closing ceremony had the participants on tenterhooks as the names of the winners were to be announced. Students of our school won awards in all the committees that they were in. Anmol Das (Best Delegate); Vinayak Takkad (High Commendation) and Trisha Chatterjee (Special Mention) did us proud by winning all the awards in the Security Council, which is considered to be the most challenging committee of a MUN conference. Shriya Nayyar was adjudged the Best Reporter and Tanishq Jakhar won a special Mention in Niti Ayog. Dhairya Bhandari and Arjun Kararia won verbal mentions in their respective committees. The conference proved to be a learning experience for all those involved in it.
In the interest of building a strong itinerary of universities for the students, Suncity School hosted representatives from Algoma University and Huron College (Western University) of Canada on 25th April, 2017. The event was orgnised by Canadian University Application Centre and their representative Ms. Anjali Sethi spoke extensively to our students regarding the efficacy of applying to Canadian Universities.Mr. Brad Llyod of Algoma University spoke at length about education at Algoma University and the various advantages of studying in small size campuses. He also provided details about courses, mentorship programmes, scholarships and overall life in Canadian campuses.Mr. Moustafa Ezz of Horun at Western University, a recent graduate of the school spoke about the benefits of under-graduate education system of Canada. He presented a very informative presentation about the same.
YO GEMS DISTRICT RANKING TOURNAMENT HELD ON 23RD APRIL’17 AT AMERICAN EXCELSIOR SCHOOL, GURGAON
Any sport event calls for a perfect combination of focus and determination. Sanjana Verma of grade IV C won a Gold medal in U-10 Yo Gems Table tennis District Ranking Tournament held on 23rd April’17 at American Excelsior School Gurgaon and displayed her coordination and patience and set an example for the onlookers.
INTER SCHOOL SKATING COMPETITION HELD AT SHALOM PRESIDENCY SCHOOL ON 26RD APRIL’17
Making once in the world is difficult. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, resilience, commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The strength of suncitizens lies solely in their perseverance. They are those champions who keep playing until they get it right. Veera Pratambir (grade 4) a Gold, Preesha Sharma (grade 6) a Bronze, Sarthak Gupta (grade 3) a gold & a Silver, Aviiral Jain (Grade 2) a bronze in the Inter School Skating Competition held at Shalom Presidency School on 23rd April’17. Nothing and nobody can stop the suncitizens when it comes to performing to the best of their ability and skills.
YO GEMS DISTRICT BADMINTON RANKING SERIES TOURNAMENT HELD ON 26RD APRIL’17 AT AMERICAN EXCELSIOR SCHOOL, GURGAON
Badminton is a sport that comprises of an amalgamation of coordination, focus and flexibility. The series began with the undying spirit when Vidushi Jaidka of grade VII displayed the skills requisite for the sport when she bagged Gold (U-13) at Yo Gems District Badminton Ranking Series tournament held on 23rd April’17 at American Excelsior School Gurgaon. She also participated in U-15 and made her way through and reached the semifinals
12TH INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT HELD ON 13TH APRIL’17
“Table Tennis is called for a perfect combination of tenacity and tranquility.” The 12th Inter- house Table Tennis Tournament for the session 2017-18 was successfully held in the Suncity School EYP court yard, on 13th April’17. The event was presided over by our most valuable parents and our Principal Ms. Rupa Chakravarty.The final matches were played between:-MAHIR VERMA (IIIE) V/S SANJANA VERMA (IVC)ARNAV GARG (VIE) V/S DEVYANSH PRASHAR (VIF)YESHITA SAHAI (VA) V/S NEHARIKA GUPTA (VIID)AKSHIT AGARWAL (VIIIC) V/S DANIEL GARMENDIA (VIIIG)DHRUV NAKRA (X) V/S SAHAJ GUPTA (X)THE WINNERS WERE:-MAHIR VERMA (3E)DEVYANSH PRASHAR (6F)YESHITA SAHAI (7D)DANIEL GARMENDIA (8G)DHRUV NAKRA (10)Atlantic house emerged as the winner.
U-14 CRICKET TOURNAMENT HELD IN DUBAI
A befitting conclusion of the academic session was the under-14 Cricket Tournament held in Dubai from March 23 to 28, 2017. This was the first international cricket tournament for our school. It was an incredible opportunity for our Suncity cricket fans to represent their school and nation at an international platform.They played three matches against Dubai International School.It was a rewarding and enriching experience for our young team cricketers who bagged the “Amiable Trophy.” Here’s wishing more futuristic “divergent” thinking for all future matches.