More Rounded Education through activities
Co-curricular activities prepare students for future challenges. The school’s academic curriculum can only go to the extent of teaching and educating students about academic theories. The institutions where focus is only on textual content may not be able to train and prepare students to apply what they have learnt in practice.However, Jamia Senior Secondary School, through co-scholastic activities tries to give the students a more rounded education. Co-curricular activities conducted at the school are particularly good at providing opportunities for students to work in collaboration, to exercise leadership, and enhance the ability to take initiatives. Let’s take a look at the session’s activity corner!
NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION PROJECT (NIE) PROJECT 2012
Jamia Senior Secondary School participated in the innovative project for students of classes IX, X, XI and XII on the 23rd of July, 2012 in association the prominent national newspaper, The Hindu.The programme designed by the newspaper for school children helps to develop their personality through various training programmes conducted by professionals.
The Programme focuses on the following modules:
- Secrets of success
- Enhancing academic performance
- Behavioural Skills
- Language Skills
- Public Speaking
- My Classroom Newspaper
- Being humane
The NIE programme is a great opportunity forstudents to identify their potentialities and enhance not only their academic and non scholastic skills but also their social and behavioural skills. It is a scientifically designed programme by The Hindu to shape and nurturre the intellect of young students to meet the challenges of the future. It has the firm intention of creating a generation of critical thinkers and informed citizens. The NIE workshop sessions aim to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and the real world. The project continues till mid September.The Principal of the school, Mr. Tariq Habib applauded the efforts of the NIE team – Ms Jaswinder, Ms Srivani, Ms Monika and two resource persons for Vrdic Maths, Mr. Neel and Mr. Vipin. The programme is coordinated by Ms Ghazala Siddiqi.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS 2012
Jamia Senior Secondary School (Morning Shift) celebrated the Independence Day on 15th August, 2012 with great fervor. The national flag was hoisted by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. S M Rashid, who graced the occasion as the chief guest. Among the eminent guests were Prof. S M Sajid, the Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Tasneem Meenai, Prof. Ejaz Masih and many members from various departments and schools. The presence of tiny tots from Nursery School brightened the ambience. The Chief Guest, in his address to the students and the teachers laid stress on the significance of academic results and admission of students in coveted courses. He applauded the achievements of the students who brought laurels to the school. The function came to an end with a Vote of Thanks to the Chief Guest and others.
Annual Day Celebrations
Our school celebrated its Annual Day in all its grandeur and with gaiety on 15 February, 2012 in the school premises. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof. Aijaz Masih, Dean of Faculty of Education. The school Principal, Mr. Tariq Habib and Dr.Tasneem Meenai graced the occasion with their presence. The programme began with the beautiful recitation of the holy Quran followed by a Na’at in melodious voice .The Qawwali sung in sweet rhythm, the Punjabi Folk Dance and the awe-inspiring drama, showcasing unity in diversity, kept the audience enthralled. A thought-provoking Pantomime show was presented by the students of class XI Arts. This was based on the theme of generation gap and individuality and was richly flavoured with poems of Khalil Gibran and Elizabeth Jennings. The comedy act presented by the students of class XI science had the audience in splits. The programme included distribution of annual awards to the students by the Chief Guest and the school teachers. A special attraction of the day was solo tabla recital by Monis whose command over the instrument was not just an aural but also a visual treat. The Chief Guest then addressed the gathering and applauded the efforts and extra-ordinary performances by the school students and the contribution of the school faculty. The programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks.
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY
The Sports Day of our school was celebrated on 10 February 2012. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof.S.M.Sajid,Registrar,Jamia Millia Islamia. The programme began with the release of tri-coloured balloons by the Chief Guest. This was followed by Qirat. The next event was the March Past, which was presented by the Houses of our school, namely Ajmal, Ansari, Gandhi, Jauhar, Khwaja and Zakir. 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m races were held one after another for junior and senior boys and girls separately. The students participated in their respective events with great spirit, showing their love towards sports. The prizes to the winners were given away by the Chief Guest and school teachers.
CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
The essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. The students of the school unleashed their creative dexterity in the Creative Writing Competition conducted on 14 September 2011. The best entry was from Khwaja House. Ansari House secured the second position while Azad house stood third.
URDU DEBATE COMPETITION
Debate is considered as an effective medium to enhance the intellectual prowess of young minds. It develops the power to reason. One learns how to put forward an opinion in a civilized and polite manner and how to accept and honor others’ opinions. To promote these values the school organized various debate competitions. The Inter-house Urdu Debate Competition was organized on 30 November 2012. Ajma,l House got the first prize, Azad House stood second and the third position was shared by Azad and Mehmood Houses.
Painting competition is a significant opportunity to utilize observation and imagination of the students to develop their sublime skills, sensitivity and creativity. In the Inter-house Painting Competition in the junior category Azad House stood at the first position, followed by Ansari House at the second and Jauhar House at the third positions. In the Senior category Zakir House bagged the first position, Gandhi House stood second and the third position was shared by Ajmal and Zakir Houses.
GHAZAL SINGING COMPETITION
In the Inter-house Ghazal Competition held on 22 Sept. 2011 Mehmood House stood at the first position, followed by Azad House. Jauhar House secured the third position.