The new academic session began on 04.04.2016. The inaugural havan was held on 13th June 2016 in the school quadrangle. Our beloved secretary, Late Shri. Jaidevji’s inspirational speech after the havan provided the stimulus for the students and teachers to be in good stead throughout the year.
A meeting of the parents and students with our revered secretary Late Shri Jaidevji, Convener and Principal was held on 20th June 2016 in the school premises. The strategies to be adopted to bring out the best in the students were discussed.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY: The event marked a significant beginning of the new academic year. It was a solemn occasion where the young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school. Late Shri. Jaidevji conferred upon the appointment elects, their badges of honour.
AGNEE 2016: The year 2016 gave an amazing opportunity to the students of class XI & XII to host Agnee, the inter school cultural fete. The event was held on 28th and 29th of June 2016. Mrs Gayathri Girish, renowned classical singer was the chief guest for the event. Chettinad Vidyashram emerged as the overall winners. Master Guru Kalyan of Chettinad Vidyashram won the coveted title ‘Mr. Agnee’
SPORTS DAY: The Annual Athletic Meet was held on 14th July 2016 at Rajarathinam Stadium. Dr.R.Subramanian, Vice Chancellor, Sports University, the Guest of Honour gave away the prizes to the winners, as well.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: Mrs. Grace Sebastian, war-widow of a Martyr, Unfurled the National Flag this Independence Day. The day was celebrated with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm. Our revered Secretary urged the students to protect our country culturally, socially and economically.
DHAN UTSAV: It is a festival of Philanthropy that aims to become a part of the Indian ethos. It aims to spread the experience of Joy in Giving. It was celebrated by the students of our school in the first week of October. The students of classes I to V contributed by making Thank You cards which were then gifted to our Secretary, Director, Principal, Headmistress, Teachers, Office-staff, Van Drivers, Traffic Policemen and Postman. Class I students also gifted the cards to the Nursery Teachers. The senior students of our school painted a wall at the Mylapore MRTS Railway Station.
PUPPET SHOW: The Indian Council for Culture Relations had selected our school to promote puppetry, a dying art form. The ICCR in collaboration with Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation presented shadow puppetry on the epic Ramayana for the students of classes VI to VIII on 21st October.
Annual Day: The 47th Annual Day was celebrated on 18th November, 2016 at Kamarajar Arangam. Shri. T.K. Ramachandran, I.A.S, Principal Secretary to Government (Information and Technology Dept.) was the Chief Guest. The event began with a tribute to or Secretary late Shri. Jaidevji. The cultural programme began with the tiny tots dancing to the beautiful tunes, enchanting the audience with the colourful costumes followed by a splendid dance performance by the students of VI-VIII. A bilingual ‘Street Play’ about the life of Swami Dayanand Saraswati was applauded by everyone. The students enthralled the audience with the skillful acting through the English play “The Lottery”. The senior boys gave a scintillating dance extravaganza for the evening. The LED presentation by TEAM JARVIS added more charm and meaning to all the programmes showcased that evening. The Chief Guest’s speech was highly inspiring
HALT CLIMATE CHANGE: An awareness programme for Class XI students on sustainable life styles- a key solution to halt climate change was held in the school campus on 23rd December. The programme was conducted by Consumer Association of India in partnership with Department of Civil Supplies.
REPUBLIC DAY: The Republic Day celebration was held at the D.A.V. Girls School premises. In a very ceremonial and solemn function the Indian tricolor was hoisted by Smt. Shobha Sudhakar (Veer Nari), wife of Martyr Capt.(late) Sudhakar
Junior Joy Session IV was organized in the school campus for classes I, II & III on 11th February. The recreation included Magic Show, Juggling, Ostrich dance and games. The children were treated to popcorn. The whole programme was well co-ordinated by Mrs S.L.Radhika and Mrs. Vivekanandhi with guidance from our Principal Mrs.Shanthy Asokan and Headmisteress Mrs.Uma Muralidharan.
YA ME DESPIDO – The students of Class XI bid an emotional adieu to their seniors – Class XII students on Thursday the 24th of February 2017.
The scientific and technological advancement of today is a long forward journey from Stone Age. Each individual has his own interest’s talents and abilities. Thorough activities of DAV science club, learning of science becomes joyful.
Objectives of DAV Science Club are to develop a general interest in science and to inculcate scientific attitude. Inauguration of science club activities for this academic year was done by Mr. D. Suresh an entrepreneur who is spear heading roof top gardening in Chennai. He gave a guest lecture on the topic “The green Initiative in a residential house”.
This year science club of our school organized lectures, celebrated birthdays of eminent scientists, prepared students for participating in science fairs conducted in district, state and national levels where our students brought accolades and laurels to our school, conducting audio visual programmes of scientific interest and general reading of scientific literature.
The high point of this year is displaying charts, posters, models, science news by the students of classes 8, 9, and 10 which amounts to nearly 2000 in number on our school notice boards. We also empathize on the healthy eating and food rich in nutrional value. Through science club students of the school made aware of ill effects of consuming aerated drinks and junk food.
ECO CLUB ACTIVITIES
Eco club for the academic year 2016-17 was inaugurated by our Principal Mrs. ShanthyAsokan on 23rd June 2016.Mrs R. Chitra, Eco club in charge, delivered a speech, explaining the role of the club in bringing awareness among students in saving the environment. Mrs L.Saradha, read the report of the eco club activities of 2015-16 and the activities planned for the present academic year. ShreySumesh and Sushanth of Class VIII shared their views with the students of classes VII & VIII on the topics ‘Interference’ and ‘Biodiversity’ respectively.
As a part of ‘Van Mahotsav’ celebration, a poster making competition on the topic ‘Afforestation’ was organized for the students of Class V on 2nd July. Our headmistress Mrs. Uma Muralidharan selected the best entries and the winners are as follows
A project display on ‘Alternate sources of energy’ was conducted in our school campus on 16th August. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Suresh; a mechanical Engineer from IIT Madras. Students of Classes VIII to XII actively participated and displayed their exhibits. Best projects were selected and were awarded prizes. The Winners are as follows
First Place- Praveen Sridhar (XIB), N. Aravindan & M. Arvind Muralidhar (XA)
As an attempt to create awareness about the repercussions of noise pollution, charts were displayed on the notice boards of the primary block in the month of November. A slide show was organized for students of classes IV,V & IX on 25th Oct for celebrating eco friendly cracker free and safe Diwali. Students of classes IV & V contributed by making posters and collecting information on the topic.
A slide show was organized for students of classes IV,V& IX on 25th October for celebrating an eco friendly and cracker free Diwali. The power point presentation for classes IV & V was prepared by Sushanth D and RupamBanik. The Slide show for Class IX was prepared and presented by Jonah.A.Jacob, Varun Agarwal and Vaibhav Khanna.
Eco Club conducted a variety entertainment programme as a valedictory activity for the academic year 2016-17.The programme included a street play with dances and songs. It enumerated the significance of the five elements of nature. It was enacted by the students of classes VI –VIII.
GREEN OLYMPIAD EXAMINATION-2016
To create awareness among the students on sustainable management of natural resources, Ministry of Human Resources of India conducted ‘The Green Olympiad Examination’ on 22nd November 2016.
Eco club of our school played an active role in the conduct of the examination. It was organized for students from class IV to X. The answer papers were sent for evaluation to the Ministry of Human Resources.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLUB
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
The Health and Wellness Club of our school began this year’s programme with Dr.SivaPrakash BDS, Director, Dr. Smilez Group of Dental Centers, Chennai on 16th July 2016. He addressed the students about ‘Preventive Dental Care’ and presented a full proof sterilization and record management on dental practice
The club also organized an awareness programme on “Healthy eating habits” on 26th of August2016 by Dr. Yamuna Devi, M.D in Microbiology- Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She highlighted the need to eat a healthy and balanced diet, importance of exercises and personal hygiene to students of Classes V & VI
The programme gave the students an opportunity to interact with the doctors who are specialized in their fields and has created awareness and understanding on the importance of health towards improving life.
“Knowledge has a beginning but no end”
It’s hardly been a year or two since we DAVians stepped into the quizzing arena: as the trend goes, the institution holds pride in having made its everlasting mark in a surprisingly short period of time, apart from retaining its name in the sphere of education.
The Quiz Club meets up once a week without fail to discuss, brainstorm and conduct mock quizzes. This routine has proven its worth which is evident from the number of laurels the club has won on behalf of the school. The club makes sure that the students enroll for almost every quiz in the city and of course, prepare them to face tougher ones. The Times of India Quiz, The Loyola Commerce Quiz and the IIT(M) Quiz are to name a few noteworthy participations. Members of the club have won the BVM-Kalanjali, Third place at TIMES NIE and bagged the National Runner-up at the Safety Science Quiz (NDTV).
The Quiz Club is indeed the best of the institutions endeavors, inspiring students to think and act divergently for in the end, inclusion inspires innovation.
The Parade for the Academic year 2016-17 started on 21st July with 75 cadets. The classes are organized on selective Thursdays for 3 hours duration. The total number of parades is 25 for this academic year. Nineteen cadets of our school appeared for “A” certificate examination held in Feb’16. I7 cadets secured ‘A’ grade with distinction. Ranks were given to the second year cadets as Sergeant, Corporal and Lance Corporal for their meritorious services in NCC.
Mr.S.Babu, NCC Officer has completed his Refresher cum Promotion course at Officers Training Academy, Nagpur, and Maharashtra from 6th June to 5th July 2016 and promoted as Second Officer.
Sergeant Sai Ganesh .G of XC was awarded the best cadet for the year 2015-16 for his excellent service in NCC.
Our 31 cadets attended CATC(Combined Annual Training Camp) at VIT Campus Kelambakkam from 9th June to 18th June 2016 and won prizes in Firing and Cultural Competitions.
Sergeants Sai Ganesh and Corporal S. Lokeshwaran volunteered as PILOTS for the Chief Guest on Independence Day and Republic Day with excellent marching. Our NCC cadets acted as volunteers with dedication on all school functions.