As the world stands on the anvil of a new normal, of a time to show greater compassion and camaraderie for fellow citizens, the Strawberry Fields High School community pledged to leave at the conclusion of the celebration here today, as instruments of this desired change.
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Sonam Kalra, needs no introduction to those who cherish music! Her beautiful voice, at once, serene and sparkling, has brought to life the words of great Sufi masters and her compositions have been heard the world over.
A supremely talented and graceful musician, inspirational speaker and role model, Sonam’s music has touched hearts all over the world. Her singular message for the audience today was one of ‘acceptance’ of differences and diversity of choices! She urged everyone to open up their hearts and embrace the concept of Namaste: the divinity in me, bows to the divinity in you!
The soul stirring musical finale to the two day SFHS MUN 2020 was attended by around 300 members of a virtual audience.
Against the backdrop of nearly 200 delegates addressing issues of global importance, Sonam’s concert brought a message of peace, harmony and acceptance. During these testing times, she is a champion for the inescapable truth that the arts, now more than ever, require our unstinted and generous support.Read More
Courage and resilience are the most relevant’ personal attributes in today’s world, said General V.P. Malik while delivering the keynote address at the much-anticipated, novel online edition of the Strawberry Fields High School Model United Nations Conference, which began this morning. Stressing on the quality of leadership, which percolates down to the lowest rung of any organisation, he said that the youth must understand that courage requires doing the right thing and taking hard decisions without fear of adverse consequences. Providing deep insight into the dynamics of India’s past and current relations with its neighbours, along with all the undercurrents, General Malik was candid and forthright as he engaged and participated in an interactive question and answer session. The session was moderated by Zorawar Singh, an alumnus of the School. To the delight of the attendees, Dr. Ranjana Malik added a unique perspective to the deliberations, as she shared her own experiences of being a doctor and an army wife.
The day progressed with impassioned debates, skillfully conducted during the different committee sessions. The International Labour Organisation deliberated upon the measures being taken to aid the domestic and international labour force during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, while the delegates of the United Nations Children’s Fund addressed the problems of sexual exploitation and forced marriages of children in Yemen. The Economic and Social Council aimed to tackle the greatest global economic slowdown since the Great Depression caused by the current pandemic and the Citizens’ Dialogue of the US that tackled the issue of systemic racism and police brutality.
The conference is being attended by around 200 delegates from prestigious schools like Sanskriti and Shri Ram from Delhi, Cathedral and John Connon, Mumbai, La Martiniere College, Lucknow and the Indian High School, Dubai, among several others. The challenging and intellectually stimulating exchange of views began with speeches given by the members of the Secretariat. The sessions saw a fervent and impassioned debate which left each delegate enthused to present well-articulated arguments to put forth their points of view.
Sonam Kalra, renowned Sufi singer and multiple award-winning musician, will be performing during the closing ceremony, this evening, which will also feature an online prize distribution at the end of the two-day event.
Atul Khanna, Director of the Durga Das Foundation and Chief Mentor of the School said, “This year has been unprecedented in so many ways. The physical and social distancing measures cut across all aspects of our lives and the education field experienced a period of uncertainty and tumultuous change. Nonetheless, the annual MUN is being held. The level of enthusiasm, participation, dialogue and content remains unwavering. That is the biggest lesson and the most motivating one. Much credit to the students, teachers, invitees and the MUN community for keeping the flag high and enthusing all of us with hope.”Read More
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ATL are deliberate strategies, skills, and attitudes that permeate the IB teaching and learning environment. Through Approaches to Learning in IB Diploma programme students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum. The ATLs are strategically planned so that students have the opportunity to develop in all five skill areas.
ATL skills session for parents, students and teachers was successfully conducted on 24th July, 2020 by IBDP educators; Ms. Arshpreet Kaur and Ms. Rajinder Kaur. The session started with the welcome note. Ms. Rajinder Kaur introduced the ATL skills and their importance in IB Diploma Programme followed by explanation of ATL clusters and ATL skills in science subjects and Extended Essay by Ms. Arshpeet Kaur. The skills were clearly explained by providing examples of the class tasks. Ms. Rajinder continued the session explaining the ATL skills in humanities and Core elements, Theory of Knowledge [TOK] and Creativity Action Service [CAS].
Overall the session was very informative and skills were clearly elaborated using students’ pictures reflecting Approaches to Learning through class tasks. At the end of the session the parents were asked to give their suggestions.Read More
Ishita Groverr of Class-9 represented school in the online inter-school science event, SYNAPSE organised by Vasant Valley School, New Delhi on 25th July 2020 and won the first position in the Panel Discussion. The topic for discussion was Assessment of “Internet of Things (IoT) Risks vs Ease”. “The Internet of Things” is a more advanced form of technology in which digital devices can connect and communicate with each other and are receptive to their surroundings, thus, their ability to perform functions is not just restricted to what is instructed to them, instead, they can function independently and smartly. They do not require direct human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
For the panel discussion students were divided into groups of around three to four each and a panel was formed. Each panel comprised of students from different schools, thinking and collaborating with each other. They were allotted around 25 minutes for the same. Each panel was given liberty to plan the discussion the way they would like to present it, keeping in mind the upper time limit of around fifteen minutes for the final show. Assessment was based on individual and group parameters like scientific content conveyed, oratory skills, creative thinking and presentation, consensus reached as a group and overall effectiveness.
We are proud of the performance that Ishita delivered at the event.Read More
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Nisha Kaul, as the Vice Principal of the School. Nisha studied Engineering and Business at the University of Pennsylvania, for which she has been an admissions reader and alumni interviewer. She was awarded the prestigious Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University and has consulted extensively at McKinsey & Company as part of their social practice.
Nisha has been interacting extensively with parents and students of the high school as the School Career Counsellor. She remains committed to mentoring students through the college application process, while she aspires to strengthen the alignment of school practices to international standards in education, safety and wellbeing, and professional development.Read More