HVM convent celebrated Baisakhi with the students by organizing various virtual activities like poems, songs, folk dances of Punjab etc. Children were also acquainted with the importance of this day. Teachers also acknowledged the students about Jallianwala Bagh massacre as this also happened on the day of Baisakhi. Students paid tributes to those people. It has religious significance also as the tenth Guru Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji laid the foundation of Khalsa Panth on this day. Children shared their videos and pictures with their teachers.
Earth Day Celebration
Earth is the only planet known to have life. Earth day is celebrated every year to protect this beautiful planet from problems like pollution, deforestation, global warming, etc. In order to sensitize the students about mother earth, HVM organized various online activities comprising planting various varieties of making collages of pictures showing bounties of nature. Students also displayed excitement and responsibility towards Mother Earth by making beautiful charts and slogans on 3 Rs-Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
Mother's Day Celebration
A mother is the backbone of the family. She is the one who can take place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. The pandemic has put everything on a hold but mother are the ones whose workload is increased what better day it can be than the Mother’s Day to appreciate the sacrifices a mother does for her children.
Bookmark Making Activity
A bookmark is a thin marking tool made of card, leather, fabric, ribbon etc. used to keep track of a reader’s progress in a book. HVM convent organised a bookmark making activity on paper with a message to learn and follow. The students worked enthusiastically and experimented with different shades of colours and shapes or designs to showcase their hidden talents. Children created and decorated bookmarks using innovative ideas to make them look more interesting and to capture the reader’s imagination.
Yellow Day Celebration
Yellow represents enthusiasm, happiness, creativity and success. It is associated with joy and sunshine. The main objective of this celebration was to acquaint the little ones with the concept of yellow colour by conducting various activities. Children costumed in beautiful yellow colour attire.
Pencil Shaving Activity
HVM Convent organized a craft activity for the children of the kindergarten section. Children were told how to use the waste of pencil shaving for decorating pictures such as sun, earth, tree flowers etc. Children were also told to use glue, colour and other craft materials for decoration children excitedly did this activity and enhanced their activity and enhanced their creativity and confidence.
Photo Frame Making Activity
Creativity is the most important human resource of all. To inculcate creativity in kids, HVM organized family photo frames making activity. The concept of family bonding, loving, care strengthened through this activity. Each child was happy to make their photo frames on their icons. Children showed their excitement and made it successful.
Healthy Tiffin Competition
Healthy food makes healthy body. To help the students understand the concept of having good, clean, healthy homemade food for a healthy life. HVM organised Healthy Tiffin Competition having all essential nutrients, including seasonal vegetables, fruits and salads, pulses, curd, rice etc. Children participated in it whole heartedly and relished these dishes, and shared the videos and pictures with their teachers.
Making Origami Puppy Face
HVM organized origami puppy making face activity for KG section. The art of paper folding is known origami. It is a great inexpensive craft to make with children because all the children need is paper making a puppy face is a good example of craft and folding art. Children showed excitement and enjoyed the activity. Children were guided how to fold the paper and make proper shapes out of it.
World Environment Day (June)
World Environment Day is one of the biggest days of recognition for encouraging people to save and protect our environment from different environmental challenges. This day is celebrated every year on June 5. This year HVM celebrated this day in a unique way by organizing virtual activities like planting saplings, arranging earthern water pots with grains for birds, making bookmarks and charts showing their concern about saving environment. Students also expressed their thanks to the mother earth and nature to bless them with all essential things required for their survival and well being.
Fireless Cooking Competition
HVM conducted Fireless cooking competition to harness culinary skills among students and to aware them about healthy eating and promote learning by doing. The young master chefs prepared healthy dishes like salads, sandwiches, snacks, mocktails, sweet dishes and drinks. They served the dishes in artistic and aesthetic style which was very appealing.
Paper Craft Activity:
The primary section of HVM conducted origami activity and participated in papercraft creative venture with great zeal and high spirits. Budding stars made exclusive shapes and structures to showcase their fineness in papercraft. They geometrical shapes, fan, flowers, butterfly etc. This activity of paper folding craft was not only a fun-filled experience, but it also proved to be a valuable means to develop artistic skills in the young ones.
Virtual National Reading Day and Month
“Books are our best friends”. Books contain knowledge, values, ethics, which encourage us to become a good human being. Today due to Covid-19 pandemic, when the children are at home, reading good books can be one of the best ways to spend their time in a productive manner. CBSE is celebrating National Reading Day on 19 June, 2020 and Reading Month till 18 july, 2020. HVM conducted various activities to mark this day like reading a book of your interest (of any genre), writing reviews and biographies of famous personalities, reading newspapers and magazines etc. Students joyously took part in this and shared their recordings and pictures to the teachers.
Virtual International Yoga Day Celebration
As per the guidelines of CBSE, HVM organised International Yoga Day celebrations in which students and teachers began with warm-up and stretching exercises followed by various Asanas, Pranayam, Kapaal Bharti, Anulom-Vilom and Dhyan Mudras, etc. to relax the body as well as mind. ‘A sound mind dwells in a sound body;’ is very true as practicing yoga on a daily basis for attaining a balanced state of mind and body. Yoga is an invaluable part of our rich traditions and students must practice it in their lifestyle.
Online / Virtual Summer Camp
The lockdown and the pandemic has entirely changed the system and methods of teaching and learning. This summer the school planned something different for the students as students were not able to go out of their homes. In order to bring charm and enthusiasm in their vacation, HVM organized Virtual Summer Camp consisting of various activities of sports (especially yoga and exercises), art and craft, drawing and painting, fun with computer, dance, music etc. The teachers guided the students to use the materials available at home for those activities.The innovative artists used their incredible ideas and did the best. These activities proved to be miracles to boost the confidence of students and also provided a chance to students to spend their leisure time in a productive and positive manner. Children shared their work with teachers through online platform.
Clay Modeling competition:
Clay art modeling is a fun art activity that involves sculpting and molding of clay into a variety of shapes and objects. Clay modeling activity develops motor skills and helps in developing creativity. HVM organised these activities for kindergarten section in which children made various geometrical shapes, figures of animals, cartoons, toys, fruits,other objects etc., and discovered their abilities and interests. All enjoyed the activity and displayed their creativity.
It is well said,” We have not inherited the planet earth from our ancestors, rather we have borrowed it from our future generation”. Trees have been saving humanity since times immemorial. The very existence of man is possible due to flora and fauna. HVM convent celebrates Van Mahotsav every year with great zeal and zest. This year due to pandemic conditions, different varieties of activities were organised for all students through virtual platform consisting of chart/slogan making, planting saplings etc. The idea behind this was to reinforce the importance of trees and environment and the methods to save them for future generation. So it is our prime duty to save the green planet. Children also took a pledge to plant one sapling atleast on their birthdays to mark this day. Students shared their pics and videos.
My Colourful World Of Shapes:
HVM organised my colourful world of shapes activity in which little children were introduced to various colours and shapes. Children busied themselves into activities like, cotton pasting, bindi pasting, rubber band pasting, button pasting, cutting of glaze papers into various basic shapes and pasting them. Children enjoyed the activities with excitement and shared pics and videos with their teachers.
Story Narration Competition
Stories give wings to imagination and take us to the land of fairies, nature, sky, imagination etc. Story telling has been an integral part of our childhood. To keep this tradition alive, a virtual story telling competition was conducted in English and in Hindi by primary wing of HVM. The little children expressed themselves through their favourite stories / cartoons characters / toys/ fruits etc. using props and special aids to make it more impressionable and interesting.
Show and Tell Activity
Speaking competitions in class help children to organize information and build their confidence. They learn and experience public speaking. HVM convent organised a show and tell activity for kindergarten children to provide them an opportunity to learn communication skills. It also added to their self-confidence and pronunciation.The topics were favourite toy/cartoon character/ food /fruit vegetable/ dress etc. Children were enthusiastic and their performance was praise- worthy through online platform.
Green Colour Day Celebration
Green is the universally pleasant /pleasing colour which represents life & energy. It is associated with growth, harmony, freshness, fertility and nature. Green colour day was celebrated onJuly 17,2020 with a lot of gusto and zeal by the students of kindergarten section of HVM convent through the virtual medium. Tinytots were adorned in green colours attire and came with green colours objects to show Leaf painting/ Ladyfinger painting/ Drawing tree etc. Students had fun-filled day and enjoyed the virtual green colour day celebration.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration
India is a land of festivals that brings unity in diversity. To acknowledge students about culture of our nation. HVM celebrated Raksha Bandhan, the pious bond between brother and sister by organizing various activities such as Rakhi Making, Thali Decoration, Card Making to instill in them the feeling of pride and responsibility of this sacred relation. Children participated enthusiastically in all these online activities and shared videos and pictures with their teachers.
Cultural Education is an essential part / aspect of education Janmashtami is a famous festival which marks the birth of Lord Krishna. HVM organized various online activities to mark this auspicious day like flute/matki/cradle and mukut decoration. Children made beautiful paintings also some children dressed up in traditional attire of Lord Krishna and Radha, and danced to the tunes of devotional songs with great enthusiasm and joy. Parents delightfully sent the photographs and videos to their teachers.
Virtual Independence Day Celebration
Though the school is closed for students due to global pandemic covid-19, the teacher and students of HVM exhibited unparalleled enthusiasm while celebrating 74th Independence Day. We should remember that the country achieved freedom with great sacrifices. This freedom should be guarded with all our might. All prayed to the Almighty that soon the pandemic loses its grip over the world and once again the school campus is filled with cheerful presence of the students.
Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations
Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated with great zeal and zest. Mahatma Gandhi is considered the apostle of peace, truth and non-violence. Even during the challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic, HVM organized various online activities for students like posters and charts making, slogan writing, speeches and poems presenting Gandhiji’s principles of life. This event brought awareness to the young minds regarding Gandhian values such as discipline, peace, honesty, cleanliness, non-violence, faith and patience.
Global Handwashing Day
During pandemic of Covid-19, Hand washing is the most effective step that we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It also keeps the environment clean and infection free. HVM organized Handwashing Day for the students. Teachers informed the students about how and when to wash hands, and the benefits of washing hands atleast for 20 seconds frequently. It also created awareness and motivated the students to make it a regular habit to lead a healthier and better life.
Virtual Dussehra Celebrations
Dussehra is celebrated in India with great enthusiasm and interest. This festival underlies the victory of good over evil, and the resurgence of hope and faith. This festival infuses every heart with positivity and hope for the prevalence of goodness. Students enthusiastically participated in various activities e.g. drawing and painting, making effigies, speeches, charts etc.
Online Pledge on National Unity Day
National Unity Day was celebrated on 31st October, 2020 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. This occasion provides us an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country. An online pledge taking ceremony was organized by HVM for its students and teachers. Everyone was urged to stand together and united for the well being of society and the security of our country. All solemnly resolved to make their own contributions to ensure the prosperity and progress of the nation.
Virtual Solo Song / Solo Dance Competition
Music and dance are the universal languages of mankind. It heals the mind, body and soul. During the pandemic of Covid-19, this proved to have serene and harmonious impact on our souls and lives. Keeping this view, an online solo song and solo dance competitions were organized for the students of Nur to V. The participants performed wonderfully on the theme of Children’s Day and recorded their events and shared with their teachers. The enthusiastic budding artists showcased their talent through virtual platform. Winners were awarded e-certificates.
Vigilance Awareness Week
The Central Vigilance Commission observes the Vigilance Awareness Week from 27th October to 2nd Nov, 2020. This is observed every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (31st Oct) falls. The aim to celebrate this event is to fight against corruption to eradicate corruption from society and nation. Students and Teachers took ‘Integrity Pledge’ and promised to follow honesty in all walks of life to uphold integrity and transparency in public dealings and social life.
Webinar On Art Of Controlling The Mind:
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we feel, think and act. It also determine how we handle stress and make choices. HVM convent organised a virtual session on Art of controlling the mind which really helped the students to keep their bodies and minds fit and healthy. Children were also acquainted with the information and techniques to control their emotions and thoughts and to reshape their negative emotions in more positive and constructive way. Children were also advised to develop healthy food, habits to remain physically fit and constructive hobbies to pass their leisure time to strengthen their mind and develop soul . Students were also acknowledged with the information how to control anger, anxiety, fear and sadness. In the end the school counseller advised the students to practice yoga every day to keep body and soul healthy and harmonious. The motive of the entire session was to impart skills among students for strong mindset and high self – esteem to enable them strong physically, mentally and emotionally.
Virtual Diwali Celebrations
The festival of Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is not just a festival to celebrate, It is also a time to renew hope for a brighter future. After almost 7-8 months of Covid-19, life is returning to its track, however, HVM conducted various online activities like candle and diya decoration, making colorful wall hangings, posters on ‘Say No To Crackers’, rangoli, card making, paper lantern etc to celebrate the festival of Diwali. This celebration gave an opportunity to reinforce both cultural and family values in children. Children were urged to celebrate safe and eco-friendly Diwali following the norms of Covid-19.
Children’s Day Celebration
Children’s Day in India is officially celebrated on 14th November every year on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru after he became the first Prime Minister in 1964. He was fond of children and was referred to as ‘ Chacha Nehru ’. This day spreads awareness about the rights, care and education of children. This year due to Covid-19 pandemic Children’s Day was celebrated virtually including various activities like speeches, poems, slogans, songs, making charts etc. Inspite of the prevailing condition teachers regaled students through online platform going out of their traditional way to use technology and to do the best in the times of pandemic.
Constitutional Day Celebration
India is a secular country and the constitution of India guarantees freedom and rights with responsibility and duties. The 71st anniversary of the adoption of Indian Constitution falls on 26 November 2020. This day is celebrated as Samvidhan Divas. These activities aim to reiterate and reorient the citizens towards the values and principles expressed in the Indian Constitution, encouraging all Indians to play their rightful role in strengthening the democracy of our country. On this occasion, various activities were organized like Pledge taking, Slogan/Chart Making, Speeches etc. The teachers read out the preamble to the students and enlightened them with its significance and values contained in it.
551st Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
H.V.M celebrated the birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, The founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 religious gurus of the Sikhs. This day holds mighty importance as a day to remember Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings, noble work and the ideas that he preached. Various activities were organized comprising which Shabad Gyan Special Assembly, Paath of Mool Mantra, Speeches etc. with great zeal and zest by the students. In the end students were urged to follow right path to achieve the goals of their lives, and also to believe in simple living and high thinking.
Webinar on Cyber Safety Awareness :
“Think before you click”. Educating our children about the rules of internet safety encourages them to make better decisions when posting personal information in any form. To being out the creative expressions of students and to gauge their awareness quotient for classes IX-XII along with the teachers.
Christmas celebration was organised through online platform. Children made drawings and filled colours in them. They also made Santa Claus, snow man, Christmas tree decorated with sparkling stars, tingling bells and lights etc. Children also sang Christmas carols and enjoyed. Many children costumed as Santa Claus carrying a bag of gifts with them singing merrily.