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School Annual Report

The annual school report is a reflection of our achievements, endeavours, aspirations and activities of the past one year.

 MISSION STATEMENT

The mission statement of the school reflects our beliefs and values. It lays emphasis on the holistic development of the students through experiential education.

Since its inception in 1984, the goal of Vivek High has been to create a community of 21st century learners through academic, extra-curricular and character education. The school ethos nurtures in the young minds a global outlook, social responsibility, leadership, the ability to make reasonable and rational choices, team spirit and collaboration with an open and inquiring mind.

Our journey towards excellence is ongoing and continuous for the enrichment and development of our students on intellectual, spiritual, physical and moral levels. At Vivek high , through learning and experiential education, students imbibe organisational skills, critical thinking abilities, public speaking skills, a sense of social responsibility and leadership qualities.

Our endeavor is to send out young responsible adults; 'complete human beings' with a sound spiritual foundation as well as a deep responsible engagement with the outside world.

 Under the guidance of our Principal, Mrs. Renu Puri, many new initiatives and steps have been taken in the academic year in keeping with the vision and mission of our school.

 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

CLASS 10-

This year a hundred and ten students appeared for the grade 10 CBSE examinations. 29 students from our school scored above 90% and did us proud.

CLASS 12 -

Our seniors did us proud in the grade 12 board examinations with 50% students scoring above 90% and 85% students scoring above 80%.

SCHOLAR BLAZER-

The scholar blazer is awarded to students who have maintained an overall percentage of at least 90.5% for 3 consecutive years. This year 22 students were awarded the scholar blazer for the first time and 7 students were awarded the scholar blazer for the second time.

 MERIT SCHOLARS

Merit Scholars are students who have secured the highest marks in their entire batch. This year all the Merit Scholars have scored above 95%

 JAGRITI

Jagriti is the special care and facilitation centre at Vivek High School that recognises that every child has unique and individual needs.It provides every child with the opportunity and encouragement to participate in extra curricular activities. The school is committed to creating an environment that is fun filled, happy, whiel being exploratory and stimulating so that every child becomes a better version of himself / herself.

 tGELF –

tGELF is an initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation whose vision is to nurture young ethical leaders with a mission to build an altruistic community, with young leaders who work together to improve the state of the world. The tGELF Square One Club is a leadership initiative of the students of Vivek High that supports and helps the underprivileged children in the city with their education. This includes volunteering to teach at the Aruna Asif Ali Bhavan.

Vivek High has been associated with tGELF for nearly a decade.

 HARMONY FESTIVAL

Harmony Festival: Co-Creating Tomorrow is a pioneering school level international event held by tGELF , with the objective of searching for social, action-oriented leadership talent.

 TRINITY

Trinity College London conducts the Trinity Guildhall Examinations in performance arts, listening and speaking skills in the English language. We have been affiliated with this organisation since 2013.

We offer three internationally recognised Trinity examinations - Speech and Drama, Communication Skills and Performance Arts in all grades.

Vivek High is the only school in north India that has entered productions for evaluation in Trinity College London Examinations in Plays in Production.

STAFF ENRICHMENT

  1. The backbone of any institution is the staff, and to keep on moving forward they are encouraged to avail opportunities to upgrade and stay abreast with the latest trends in education.

  1.  A workshop was conducted on the Round Square Discovery Framework for staff members of all Departments by Ms. Aimee Theodore, the head of programme development, Round Square.

  1. tGELF Workshop on Skilling and Knowhow Initiative for Lifelong Leadership Development-- was conducted for teachers of Grades 8,9 and 10.

  1. Our teacher Mrs. Harpuneet Kaur, the head of arts department attended various professional development workshops in the course the year based on connection of art with science, spirituality and the environment.

  1. The school counsellor, Ms. Jasleen Arneja attended workshop on "Management of Behavioural problems in classrooms", Sexual Harassment and on protection of child rights.

  1.  The Junior Council members attended an interactive capacity building session with Mr Vivek Sharma, an HR expert.

 

NEW INITIATIVES AND BEGINNING.

 ROBOTICS

Robotics is a hands on learning programme which is inspired by Learning by Doing pedagogy. It aims at bridging the gap between key theoretical concepts and their real world applications.

Our robotics team from grade 9 participated in the World robotics Olympiad. They stood third amongst 23 teams across north india.

 FLEXIBLE FITNESS

Flexible fitness has been introduced to inculcate a love for physical activities in children. This programme aims at ensuring healthy habits in youngsters for classes I-IV.

 COFFEE WITH COUNSELLORS

From the session 2018-19, the class-wise initiative of meeting with the counsellors in an informal environment was revived where parents discussed relevant issues other than academics pertaining to their wards.

 29th ROAD SAFETY WEEK

The Chandigarh Police celebrated the 29th Road Safety Week with the theme Sadak Suraksha, Jeevan Raksha. Vivek High partnered with the Chandigarh police to organise the event.

 AIR AND WATER MONITORING SYSTEMS

Air and water monitoring systems were set up in our school. The ambient air is tested using PAWAN-TARA every week while the water is tested every two weeks.

 DISASTER MANAGEMENT.

Presentations on Disaster Management were shown to the students during special morning assembly. The presentation laid emphasis on the various disaster faced by India as being the most disaster prone country in the world.

The Department of Education under the supervision of Chandigarh Administration organised a 3 day training programme on Disaster Management for school teachers.

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT

The 6th Annual Inter School Business Quiz was conducted by Vivek High School. Sixteen teams from northern region participated in this event. The Lawrence School, Sanawar were declared winners.

 IMA COMPETITION

Four students of Class XII participated in ‘the Case Study competition’ conducted by Institute of Management Accountants at the national level. Our team stood fourth out of twenty participating teams.

 OTHERS

Our students have participated in various business competitions and quizzes and have brought laurels to the school.

 SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

The Social Science Department has undertaken many initiatives such as field visits under the Heritage Labs for practical and on ground knowledge. They have set up election literary club and a legal club.

Vivek High school participated in the Integrated Creative and Cultural learning Competition organised by the Heritage Labs. More than a thousand students from the tricity participated in the competition. Our school was declared the winner at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.

 FRENCH NATIONAL DAY

French Department celebrated French National Day on 21st July in the school in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh. A competition on French language, French culture and civilization was organised.

The French department had organized the French Olympiad in collaboration with Education & Beyond India Pvt. Ltd. 30 students reached the national level and three of them secured 100% marks.

PASCH

The aim of PASCH, which is ‘Schools partners for the future’, is to establish a network of as many as thousand partner schools spanning the globe and in doing so encourage young people to take an interest in modern Germany and its society.

Vivek High School became a PASCH  school in 2008 and German is being offered as a third language in the school.

Under this programme the students get an opportunity to participate in many youth camps and exchange programmes in India and abroad.

Vivek High school participated in various events such as PASCH Youth Camp In Udaipur, Youth camp in Bhimtal and Indo-German exchange programmes.

 DEUTSCH MACHT SPASS

Under the aegis of the PASCH programme an inter school competition for German learners took place in New Delhi.

 TEDx

The first edition of Tedx VHS was held on December 2, 2017. This initiative was taken by the school to inspire students to grow and excel as individuals and as a Community with the theme ‘Thinking out Loud, Speaking the Unspoken.’

 ALUMNI CELL

The VHS Alumni office is proactive and supportive of student life and activities in the school. The

Alumni Association works to connect alumni, support students and build an unforgettable institute experience through a range of events, programmes and services. It collaborates with the ex-Vivekites association to enable them to remain engaged with their alma mater and help shape its future.

 JA COMPANY

The JA Company gives hands on experience to senior students on conceptualising, managing and operating a company, ending with its liquidation. Our 22 year old partnership with JA is the oldest in north India.

Because of their rich experiences with the JA company, many of our alumni have taken up professions related to  finance , chartered accountancy, marketing, economics, law and management.

The JA COMPANY 2017-18 IGNEOs has liquidated all its operations.

IGNEOs company earned a profit of Rs. 86,000. The board recommended a dividend at the rate of Rs. 40 per equity share.

A team of two students, participated in the the ANNUAL JA ASIA PACIFIC COMPANY OF THE YEAR competition at Beijing, China. The JA Asia Pacific celebrates the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the region.

 DEBATE

Each year Vivek High gives the opportunity to the students to hone and display their public speaking skills in national and international competitions. Our students have bought commendations and laurels this year from both at National and International events.

 International Independent School’s public speaking competition was held at the St Clements School, Canada. Vivek High school is the only school in India which participated in this prestigious competition.

 ECO CLUB

The eco club in Vivek high school empowers students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects. It also encourages them to explore environmental concepts and actions beyond the confines of a syllabus or curriculum.

GSL SOCIETY

Our school has been a part of the Global Social Leaders World Summit since 2014. Every year students attend this two week leadership programme. The GSL Society members action plans to tackle social issues in the most efficient and practical ways.

 A delegation of 5 students participated in the Global Social Leaders World Summit 2018 held at Wellington College, Berkshire, England. The programme included inspirational talks, team-building activities and excursions.

 

 IAYP

 Introduced in India in 1962, the award has completed 54 years and can boast of 100,000 young people who have successfully completed their award journeys in India through service and adventure.

 This year 54 students have enrolled themselves for the Duke of Edinburgh award.

 JOB SHADOWING

Job shadowing is an international concept of student apprenticeship at the school level where they are provided an opportunity to work under the guidance of the professionals. The students get an insight into the world of careers by gaining hands on experience and understanding professional ethics.

 MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Vivek High School International Model United Nations Conference 2018 took place in July with the theme-Ubi Concordia, Ibi Victoria “ Where there is Unity, there is Victory”. Over 315 student delegates attended the Conference from India and Dubai.

Our students have participated in many model united nations conferences over the course of the year and brought laurels to our school.

 SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

The science department has undertaken a motley of activities this year.

SALLY RIDE EARTHKAM WORKSHOP

Students from classes 8 to 12, participated in NASA Sally Ride EarthKam event where they learnt to control a digital camera on board the International Space Station(ISS).

INTER-SCHOOL SCIENCE COMPETITION

An Inter School Science Competition was hosted by our school on 31st August 2018. 150 Students across the tri-city participated in a quiz and presented skits based on concepts in science.

INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE SCIENCE CAMP

Four Students attended the Singapore International Science Camp. This camp was co organised by National University of Singapore and Asia Pacific centre of Management Education.

SPECIAL SCIENCE ASSEMBLY

With the theme ' We are Born Creative’ a special science assembly was held by Science Department . Students explored their skills in creativity through different projects done during the session 2017-18.

 STUDENT COUNCIL

Leadership is honed in the senior students by being a part of the School Senior Council. The students are selected after rigorous interviews, to facilitate a meaningful connection between the students and the faculty.  

 SPORTS

 The sports blazer is awarded to a student who has participated at the International level in the Indian team, secured a position at the national school games or  CBSE nationals , participated in the national school games twice, has secured a position at the UT inter-school or CBSE inter-school twice, representing Vivek high school.

The discipline of the student and participation in the other intramural and extramural competitions is also considered.

Aadil Bedi and Ganemat Sekhon have done us proud by winning accolades in golf and shotgun shooting respectively at both local and international levels.

Our u-17,14,12 Basketball teams did us proud in various Basketball championships. We are extremely proud of the senior teams’ performance. The junior teams are well on their way in making their mark at such a young age.

The U-19 Boys Basketball Team were declared the second runners’ up in the 2018 CBSE North Zone Cluster.

Our students did the school proud with their achievements in the UT Athletic meet; wherein our U-10,12,14, 19 teams have secured the top three positions in the Chandigarh Youth League, Karrar.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Our photography club actively participates in various competitions across India and workshops abroad. This year a group of 14 students from the photography club went to Europe to enhance their photography skills.

 ROUND SQUARE

Our school  became a global member of  Round Square in 2003. Our school activities are based on the ethos and ideals of round square that are Internationalism,

Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and service.

  1.  As part of the Round Square community, our students extend themselves to various service projects and actively participate in various conferences and exchange programmes across the globe.

  1. We also welcome students coming to us from South Africa, USA, Australia and Romania. 18 students went on student exchanges to some of the most prestigious schools in USA, South Africa, Europe, Australia and Jordan.

  1. ROUND SQUARE ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGE

 Vivek High School participated in the Round Square Anniversary challenge with an initiative of installing Vendigo (a sanitary napkin vending machine) along with an incinerator (used for environmental friendly disposal of pads) in the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Manimajra. This initiative has benefitted over thousand girl students.

  1. ROUND SQUARE CONFERENCES.

 

In the past one year, our students from class 6 to class 12 have attended regional and international conferences within the country and abroad.

KING CONSTANTINE MEDAL

The King Constantine Medal is an international award in recognition of spirit of service and work for common cause. Each year, this medal is awarded to one student from every Round Square member school who has helped promote and support the ideals of Round Square at that school. The recipient of the King Constantine Medal 2017 at Vivek High School was Harnoor Kaur. She has always extended herself to everyone with a rare spirit of generosity.

 JUNIOR WING

The Junior wing of our school, through its innovative teaching, learning methodology and vibrant activities aims at empowering the young students with skills, confidence and a sense of responsibility that will be the base of their personality during their journey at Vivek High.

 The junior wing has welcomed new staff members to its fraternity making the child-adult ratio is 9:1.

This year our Junior wing undertook activities such as Without Walls, Robotics and flexible fitness.

In order to ensure a better learning experience for our JW students, four new environments were added to the Montessori Programme; thereby, completing the mixed age groups in each class.

The head of Junior wing attended the Global Round Square Conference in Toronto 2018. 

Ms Amie Theodore conducted a workshop regarding the Round Square Discovery Framework and Montessori Framework.

The Junior wing undertook various AMI Primary courses which were initiated by a tree plantation ceremony.27 Educators of Vivek High School, Chandigarh and Mohali are undergoing the AMI Primary Diploma Course conducted by Ms. Zarin Malva.

The Head of Junior Wing, Ms. Meenu Sahi conducted various training workshops for all teachers of the Junior Wing to imbibe the Montessori pedagogy.

Comprehensive workshops were also conducted to allow parents develop a better understanding of their ward.

The Pre-primary environments presented information about the different types of animals found in the various continents as part of their Kaleidoscopic journey.

MUSICAL MORNINGS

The kindergarten has been involved in listening to Gursakhis and the tenets of Sikhism. Initiating musical mornings and imbibing religious ideals, the students learn new responsibilities.

This year’s annual production -- The Sound of Music was presented by the students of grade -3. The play was highly appreciated.

The Junior wing presented various activities and performances on the field display.

 Period of Silence

To bring about spiritual enrichment, a period of silence is observed at the beginning of each morning assembly. We have taken the spiritual dimension a step further by emphasising on introspection and reflection as a habit of mind which will lead to the enrichment of inner landscape of young minds.


 

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