On 11th November 2016 the inter-house turncoat debate took place among the four houses – Vivekananda house, Radhakrishna house, Tagore house and Teresa house. It was held in the school auditorium with classes 9th, 10th and 12th as the audience. The audience was very interested in the debate and watched silently, expressing their views only later.
The participants were:
Akanksha Gadh of class X-C from Tagore house,
Anaika Mehra of class X-A from Teresa house,
Nishtha Jindal of class X-C from Radhakrishna house and
Zoya S. Kumar of class X-B from Vivekananda house.
The judges were Mrs. Prabhjot Butalia , Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur and Mrs. Harpreet Kaur. The debate was judged on the basis of matter, confidence, expressions, manner of speech, etc. The topics were chosen by a draw of lots. They were very current and of interest to everyone. The participants were given a choice between a topic based on politics and a philosophical one. The debate was held in two rounds. Each participant was given two minutes to prepare. They had to speak for one minute on both sides of the topic – for and against. The results were announced by Mrs. Prabhjyot Butalia. They were as follows:
In the first round
The first position was shared by Akanksha Gadh of Tagore house and Nishtha Jindal of Radhakrishna house.
The second position went to Zoya S. Kumar of Vivekananda house.
In the second round
The first position went to Akanksha Gadh of Tagore house
The second position to Nishtha Jindal of Radhakrishna house.
On Friday, October 25, 2016, on the morning of Dhanteras, a special assembly was held in the school to initiate the mood of the festival of lights. After the morning prayer, Ms Bindu Kaul spoke to the children about different messages that the festival of Diwali delivers. A melodious rendition by children left the audience mesmerised. A dance performance by the children of classes 3, 4 and 5 held the audience spellbound. A skit was presented by Nature Club exhorting everyone to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali. As the assembly ended the excited voices wishing happy Diwali to one another could be heard all around.
On Friday, October 21, 2016, classes 9 and 10 left for an excursion to Jaipur and Ranthambore. At 6.50am the students and teachers left the school by luxury coaches. Boxes of packed breakfast were served in the buses. Moto Sport is where they stopped for a delicious Chinese lunch. The visit to Amer Fort gave an interesting insight into the history of Jaipur. This visit also generated immense enthusiasm among children to buy souvenirs. The night stay at Crowne Plaza was made more interesting by a puppet show depicting a folklore, demonstration of making of handicrafts, DJ and buffet. Lunch at Vanya Mahal the next day was followed by an adventurous safari to Ranthambore. The cultural show at the hotel in the evening about life in Rajasthan was very informative. After breakfast on Sunday morning the group left for Delhi.