Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 from JNV Bhiwani

Wishing all a very Happy New Year 2011.



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Art Innovations


These we are experimenting with different techniques of Digital Art and new things are coming! Innovations are always inviting, a man learns by making constant efforts.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Greetings from Kazakhstan

Natalya Terentyeva from Gymnasium School in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and her students sent us greetings on Christmas. Thanks friends for your wishes.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all

Wishing all  Merry Christmas.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glogs are fun

Glogs are educational posters and very versatile. We used them in different Projects on eLanguages and found them interesting. Here is a glog we made for our Spanish Partner Ann's Project "Online teenages Zines"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Presentation over! Thanks ePals


Our heart felt thanks to ePals and its wonderful team that gave us the rare opportunity to be able to present in Global Education Conference 2010. Thanks to organizers Steve Hargadon, Lucy Gray and Julie Lindsay and all those connected with this amazing event. Today JNV Bhiwani gave presentation "Creativity in various forms". We couldn't believe when we got email of Elizabeth Fish of ePals Corporate asking our willingness to participate in Conference. We thought we haven't done anything extraordinary so we won't be given that opportunity to tell about our collaborative efforts. But thanks to ePals that sponsored us. Marianne of ePals was present during my presentation. Mr. Ghassan, moderator helped during our presentation. Regine Couboe of France joined us too and threw some light on our joint Projects.Thanks to all who joined us. It was a great experience!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Environment Project with Thailand School


Sally Medina, teacher Odom Suska School Bangkok , Thailand is developing sensitiveness in her students about environment and shared a few pictures of her students engaged in creative works and recycling. We are hoping for a successful partnership with this Thai School.


Telling about -A Day in Life


Wardah Saima of Govt. Central School for Girls, Lahore, Pakistan and M. Iqbal Khan Aziz School of Excellence, Sukkur , Pakistan are collaborating with us on topic "A Day in Life". Students told their peers about a typical day in their life through various mediums.

English Festival in Korea




Loxley School ,Warwickshire U.K, Birla High School Kolkata India and Sang-A Elementary School Incheon, Korea are collaborating with our School for "Travel Guides" Project. We are exchanging videos of places, pictures. Loxley's wiki and CCO Project space is being utilised for uploading our resources. Korean School recently celebrated English Festival.



Thanks EunaSHI!


Presently we are working in four Projects of Connecting Classrooms Online of British Council. Here my partners are so enthusiastic that they are continuously exchanging wonderful resources. I was amazed to see Korean students cooking Indian food. EunaSHI of Seoul Choongmoo Elementary School sent photos of her students cooking Indian food.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Project with school from Spain


We have joined Project of Ann Foreman English teacher, British Council ,Spain. In this Project teenagers will publish online zines on topics they've chosen themselves using different formats such as glogs, blogs or websites.Students will discuss Fashions in different countries eg India, France and China, Sports, Music - Heavy metal versus Pop. There is much scope for using web.2 tools. Students will learn new experience of blogging.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Global Education Conference 2010


At last the wait is over now and the awaited Gobal Conference will begin tomorrow. It will be a busy week indeed. Thanks to Mr. Steve Hargadon who motivated our School by allowing us to participate in this great event. Our journey began last year 2009 in month of October when British Council's Mr. Chris Swift encouraged us to collaborate in International Projects. And we must say that without his constant feedbacks and motivation we could not have got this much recognition. Today we are participating in more than 150 Projects and we have collaborated with more than 30 different countries across the globe. For a school situated in a remote corner it's a great achievement. As an Ambassador School of Connecting Classrooms Online of British Council we have grave responsibilities of bringing closer different nations and help them collaborate in International Projects. Now this new role of mentor is demanding indeed! We are enjoying this privilege. Our contributions are so much scattered that we find it difficult to put them together! One can see here the projects we are participating in:
Message from Mr. Chris:
"Nice to hear your good news and your work with ePals and Global Education Conference. This is a big development that you have made over one year, so well done on this.I have seen your blog and was really impressed by the way you have taken to the idea of international education & adopted it in school. You are definitely on the right path with this so keep up the good work.
All the best,
Chris"

Children Day celebrated on 14th November

Today Children Day was celebrated in our School. Many cultural programmes were held on this occasion. All teachers paid homage to our first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru whose birthday is celebrated as Children Day in India. We were reminded of the efforts of our beloved 'Chacha' Nehru who brought about a great change in lives of children.We have special attachment to him as all JNVs are named after his name "Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas". His grandson Mr. Rajeev Gandhi opened these Schools for rural and underprivileged children. We have to fulfil dreams cherished by our beloved Chacha Nehru by striving hard to achieve excellence in all spheres.


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Monday, November 1, 2010

Naming the trees

Thai School sent us information about trees of their campus

Green School Project with School from Thailand

We have CCO Project "Green Schools" with Thai School Yupparaj Wittayalai . The teacher Sawat is School Ambassador and quite active and cooperating. They sent us some documents telling about their ways to stop wastage of electricity. They named trees of their campus.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dussehra celebrations


Today we celebrated Dussehra in our School campus. The effigy of Ravana was prepared by class XIth students. In evening it was lit with fire. It was an occasion to enjoy. All students watched burning Ravana and clapped their hands. We enjoy celebrating our festivals together.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gandhi Jayanti celebrated


Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated in School on 2nd October. The staff & students paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Principal Sir gave a speech highlighting the qualities of both Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bhadur Shastri. He urged all students to follow the path of Truth and Non violence.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thanks eLanguages' Team for good news

We are thankful indeed to eLanguages' team for ever helping us. We feel motivated whenever good news of our humble achievements are conveyed to us through eLanguages' team's nice members especially Mr. Chris Swift. Yesterday we got happy news from Mr. Chris: " Dear Namita,
Earlier in September the panel voted on the entries in the “Paint Our World” competition on the eLanguages website.
I am delighted to say that Lalit from JNV Bhiwani was selected as one of the 12 winners. Congratulations! Would you be able to let Lalit know the good news? For reference, the winning entries are listed on the project page on eLanguages. Here is the link:

http://www.elanguages.org/92080
All winners receive an iPod as a prize as well as a calendar containing all the winning entries from the competition.
Thanks for all your students’ contributions to the competition.
Best wishes,

Chris Swift
Schools Linking Officer (eLanguages)"
Thanks British Council for inspiring students of JNV Bhiwani thus. Lalit is so excited to be one of the 12 winners. He is thanking you all for giving recognition to his humble Art work. All students are extremely delighted to get this happy news. We feel motivated to contribute more to Projects.


Again our Project gets featured!


We got message of Chris Swift (Officer BC U.K.) informing us about our Project "Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi" being featured on Home Page of eLanguages.org It sounds great as one of our Project "Be Creative" has already been featured. This is a real honour for the hard work and dedication of my students. No words can ever express our gratitude towards constant motivation of British Council. We really appreciate the good will of British Council. We are expecting help from Indian teachers as India is the host of games. M.A.A.P.S. & Bal Bharati Public School Delhi have already contributed. We express our gratitude towards them. Anita Mishra from Delhi Govt. School helped us a lot in the starting. French teacher Regine gave the suggestion to start this Project and her students made such lovely posters for India. Mm. Charlotte from Denmark ever helps us a lot. We are collaborating with her School in different Projects. Thanks to all who are ever with us.

http://www.elanguages.org/page/100150

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Partnership with Srilankan School


We are collaborating with Methodist Central College, Batticaloa Srilanka. Mm. Rathivathana Murugathas sent us a drama script and photos of her students working for CCO Projects. We exchanged informations and materials about recycling. Srilankan students counted the trees of their campus and named them. We are also doing the same this month. We hope it will be a successful partnership.

Letters from our Danish friends

Our friends from Denmark sent us letters today and we were so glad to receive their letters. Their letters told us a lot about their lives.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rivers Project with Thailand School


This session we got a chance to collaborate with another Thai School Yupparaj Wittayalai School. The teacher Sawat is also a BCSA and quite cooperative. Another BCSA Ms. Nida from Pakistan is also our partner.

Hindi Pakhwada commenced


Today in our School Hindi Pahwada was inaugurated by Principal Sir. For a fortnight many literary activities in Hindi will be held to promote maximum use of Hindi. All students were urged to use Hindi instead of their mother tongue Haryanvi. We have already adopted bilingual policy to give equal importance to both Hindi and English.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Travel Guide Project


This session we have started "Travel Guide" Project with Loxley School Warwickshire U.K. Birla Boys High School from Kolkata India is also collaborating with us. A Korean School has also joined in recently. We have to exchange informations about famous tourists places of our countries.

Do's & Don'ts Project with Korean School


Korean School Jeongbal Middle School is collaborating with us in CCO Project "Dos & Don'ts ". We exchanged informations about the legal systems in our countries. Mm. Jayoung Lee wrote:

"Dear Namita
Thanks for allowing us to work with your school. :-)
I'll also upload powerpoint slides that my students worked on to introduce themselves to new friends. Hope your kids will like them !
Best regards,
Jayoung Lee"

It would be a learning experience for our students too. Our students are excited to have new Korean friends.


Our Danish friends



This session too Giersings Realskole School Denmark and JNV Bhiwani has decided to collaborate together. We are participating in Project "The Way We Are" this session and explore each other cultures. The students have started exchanging emails and preparing ppts. about their daily routines. Mm. Charlotte Pederson is so cooperative and expressed her willingness to continue our partnership this year too.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Gift on Teachers' Day!




Nothing can be more valuable than the appreciation and recognition by higher ups. Today I got an invaluable gift on Teachers' Day. Although Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5th September every year but yesterday being Sunday it was celebrated today.
I got an email from our most esteemed Joint Director Sir Mr. T.C.S. Naidu:
"I appreciate your concern and enthusiasm for learning English and as well as helping children. Please give the detail in nut shell and things to be done from my side, so that the action may be taken."

TCS Naidu
JC(Acad)

I needed Sir's help for encouraging new JNVs to join CCO. Sir assured to help me when I was attending a workshop in Delhi. And true to his words he came forward to offer help. When I joined Samiti Sir was the first officer to address us in Induction Course. I was motivated by his speech. After 9 years I got the chance to meet him again. It was a pleasant surprise to meet him again. He is so gentle and kind and never shows his superiority ever. Humility is the virtue of great persons. I am quite hopeful that with his blessings we can do great things and inspire others to join us. Globalisation of Education will be our cherished goal. Really sometimes a few words of praise can work wonder. Thanks Sir for your such nice gift, it means a lot for us.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Raksha Bandhan celebrated


Today Raksha Bandhan was celebrated enthusiastically in our campus. All boys and girls stayed here to celebrate the festival instead of going their homes. Girls tied rakhis on the wrists of their class fellows.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quiz on Computers

Today a Computer Quiz was held in our School. Every Saturday such programmes are organised to break the monotony of daily routine. Nilgiri House was the winner in today's Quiz Competition.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Communal Harmony Day 20th August 2010

A rally by students on the birth Anniversary of our former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. This day is celebrated as "Sadbhavna Divas". Navodayas were started by him as he wished to give rural children good Education facilities. This Day is celebrated to promote Peace and Communal Harmony.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our "Say Hi to ePals video" gets featured!


Today we got a lovely message from dear Marianne again:

"Hi Namita,I just wanted to share with you and your students that one of the Say Hi to ePals videos that you sent is being featured on our We Are ePals page. Thank you so much for sharing your work with the community. It is always so wonderful and will hopefully inspire other classes around the world to share videos as well.

Best,

Marianne"

Again we feel so grateful towards ePals Community's Team members and especially Ms. Marianne who ever guides and motivates us to do new things. All students were so happy.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Independence Day celebrated




Today we celebrated 64th Independence Day in our School campus. Students were quite enthusiastic and had been busy doing rehearsals & preparations. The programme was a great success. Even people from nearby village Devrala were invited on the occasion. Cultural programmes were held for entertainment.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Our Project being featured on eLanguages!

We got the message of our most esteemed British Council U.K. Officer Chris Swift a few days back-"Excellent project. We really like it!Thanks to everyone who has uploaded examples from their school. I would like to know if anyone has tried something creative in their classrooms which they have learnt from this project? Namita - I'd like to feature this as a highlighted project on the homepage for others to join. Please let me know if you are OK with this.
Regards,
Chris Swift
School Linking Officer, British Council UK"

At first it was unbelievable that our Project "Be Creative" could be featured but soon the day came when it was featured on the Home Page of eLanguages. We could hardly believe. We felt so grateful to British Council U.K. for ever being benevolent to us. First we were chosen as an Ambassador School then shortly afterwards our Project was featured on Home Page! All the participant Schools are elated to see their works being highlighted. Special thanks to dear Chris Swift for rearranging the uploaded works on the Project Page.

Workshop of Connecting Classrooms Online Community



JNV Bhiwani was invited to attend a two days' workshop in Delhi related with Connecting Classrooms Online Community. Our School has been chosen as an Ambassador School. Eminent Schools from all over India were called to attend the workshop. Our Joint Commissioner Mr. Naidu and Assistant Commissioner Mr. O.P. Sagar came there as a pleasant surprise and praised our efforts for bringing International dimension in Education and curriculum. They assured us to help forward CCO to other JNVs. British Council India's officers did a lot to make the workshop a success. We got the chance to know other Schools and meet wonderful people like Sandhya Kakkar, Naina Lakhanpal, Rashmi Vij, A.K. Sharma,Ritu Beri,Yogesh Singla and several others.Thanks to Rittika Parruck, Anju Mehta, Rizley from Srilanka and Purti Kohli to give us this opportunity to come closer to other B.C.S.A s. We hope to come up to the expectations of British Council CCO. In a short period we attained so much recognition and praise for our humble efforts. We feel lucky to be a part of CCO Community.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Welcome friends from Bulgaria

We are happy to have new friends from a Bulgarian School in our Project "Be Creative".They made wonderful things out of old newspapers and waste things.We liked their colourful hats and flowers made of papers. We are amazed to see their creativity and innovations. Thanks Mm. Margarita for your wonderful contribution. All participants welcome you to this Project Page.

When British Council brought a Great change in our Lives!

When we joined eLanguages in OCT. 2009 we didn't know what great changes it would bring in our lives.We came to know about the efforts of British Council in bringing closer pupils and teachers of different countries and help them collaborate together in many International Projects. The efficient and cooperative team of British Council is ever present to help us and collaborate actively. What we liked the most is the constant praise and motivation we ever got. We didn't know much about the U.K.I.E.R.I. Project although we were a part of it but now we are enjoying collaboration with the wonderful friends we got through eLanguages. We live in a remote corner of Haryana's village but now we feel as if we are in mainstream. Can anyone imagine what it feels like living away from families? We were often depressed as we could not have contact with outer world or even the village people living near us. All Navodayas in India are like a large family and their residential cultures and rules are same. They have no particular regionality and to put in exact words they are truly International communities. When the students enter these schools they are like soft clay that can be moulded in any shape. We can instil good moral values and any virtue in them. They welcome all people and they need only one thing and that is affection of others. That understanding and affection we got from our partners schools across the globe. Though officially we have no partners we are friends to many.
Now students have become confident enough and take part in all activities with enthusiasm. They know someone living far away cares for them.
We are thankful to the wonderful Team of British Council to bring about this change in our hitherto uneventful life. Chris Swift of British Council ever helped us and encouraged us to join International Projects. He was the first Officer who introduced us to this new world of fantasies and friendship. All students are ever eager to know his comments and feedback.Even some pupils call him "Christ" in human form.
Rosa Ryou of British Council Edinburg introduced us to Connecting Classrooms Online Projects. Her Project "From my window" had been quite favourite with the students. She ever gave her suggestions. Though these people are living far away from us still we feel they are close to us. They are instrumental in bringing great changes in lives of many across the globe. They are dedicated to their noble goal of bringing people together. They have risen above their formal duties and have become true messengers of goodwill, affection and Peace. Their inspiring words are our strength that made us join above 100 Projects. Our School has been chosen as an Ambassador School of CCO of British Council in India and the whole credit goes to the dedicated Team of British Council.British Council India's Ms. Rittika Parruck, Ms. Purti Kohli and Ms. Anju Mehta ever keep in touch and guide us. We are working in 116 Projects till date and found it quite exciting experience.
JNV Bhiwani

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dos & Don'ts Project-Connecting Classrooms Online

We recently joined CCO Project-"Dos & Don'ts".Students are discussing and preparing ppts about the laws of their respective countries. They analyzed the laws prevalent in society and picked out the drawbacks. They reviewed the old customs and laws and suggested some slight changes. Nevertheless they emphasised on strictly following the rules that are beneficial to us. Discipline is the foremost thing for them. They searched for real incidents around them which highlighted the Dos & Don'ts of traditional society. And of course they found examples in their day to day life. Already their hostel life is full of many such "Dos & Don'ts".

While discussing the many of the Dos & Don'ts of our society the students were reminded of a poem by Robin Klein "Amanda" where a girl named Amanda is costantly nagged and has a lot of "Don'ts" in her life!






"Don't bite your nails Amanda!
Don't hunch your shoulders, Amanda!
Stop that slouching and sit up straight,
Amanda!

Did you finish your homework, Amanda?
Did you tidy your room, Amanda?
I thought I told you to clean your shoes,
Amanda!

Don't eat that chocolate, Amanda!
Remember your acne, Amanda!
Will you please look at me when I'm speaking to you.
Amanda!

Stop that sulking at once, Amanda!
You're always so moody, Amanda!
Anyone would think that I nagged at you,
Amanda!"


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our Peace Glog

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New comers introduced!

Today new comers of class-VIth, IXth, XIth were introduced to whole School. They introduced themselves on stage. Many cultural programmes were held on this occasion. All were surprised to see the confidence of the new comers of the junior most class-VIth.They told the audience about their aspirations, expectations and ambitions.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thanks for such wonderful messages!

We got lovely messages from the teachers we are working with in many International Projects:
Dear Namita,
I just discovered the glogster introduction you made on the introducing ourselves project. It is great. What a good idea. I will try and work with my pupils on this project next term. We are about to break up for our Summer holiday now and will not be back at school until September.Very best wishes.
Judy Skelton.
U.K.

Hi
Firstly, thank you for all your work on the World Cup project. It has been great to see the page grow with such fantastic contributions. I hope all your students have enjoyed the experience and have learned from it as well. How about we do it all over again ... in about 4 years time?In the mean time, my school has 7 new classes of Year 7 students (aged 11-12) starting in September and we would like to find a partner class in a different country for each of these classes. Would you like to be involved? We could use an elanguages page to share materials. Thank you for this.See you in 2014 in Brazil for the next World Cup project!
Best wishes
Jonathan Peace
U.K.


Dear Namita
I really appreciate for putting in data on my online project. Thanks a lot to you and your students who are taking interest in building up our partnership.
Regards,
HUMAIRA HAMEED
B.Sc EXTERNAL STUDY COORDINATOR
ROOTS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL
82-A SATELLITE TOWN CAMPUS
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan

Thanks friends for all your admiration and wonderful cooperation. These messages are inspirations for us.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our World Cup Videos being Featured on the Homepage of ePals!


Today email of Marianne Peacock came as a pleasant surprise and for novices like us it is really a great favour. Marianne has been a continuous source of inspiration for us and we must say that on ePals we got quick recognition and so much love.Students felt so elated to see their work being spotlighted on ePals' Homepage.
Email of Marianne Peacock seemed at first like a dream.We were hitherto unknown to name and fame, living in a remote area cut off from the mainstream.
What dear Marianne informed us:
"Dear Namita,I wanted to let you and your students know that the 2010 World Cup videos they made are being featured on the ePals homepage right now. http://www.epals.com/ Look at the middle box on the bottom third of the page. When you click on the video picture it takes you to your Wishes for Ghana, Wishes for the Ivory Coast, and Wishes for Nigeria videos.Thank you again for sharing this work with the global community. It is wonderful!Best regards,Marianne PeacockCommunity Team MemberePals"
Thanks Marianne for your constant motivation, support and selfless affection. You have special place in our hearts.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Peace Art Project


Nothing can be more inviting than the theme of "Peace". We got a golden opportunity to work upon this theme due to our affectionate friends from Roots College International Rawalpindi Pakistan.It's really a learning experience for all of us. We appreciate the efforts of our friends who welcomed us in their Project "Peace chain around the World". They are alike us in their feelings and affection.