July 18, 2019 Water Conservation Since time immemorial, we have been learning about the close knit relationship between water and mankind. Recent studies have shown that the underground water table has been decreasing at an alarming rate, mainly due to inefficient utilisation, mismanagement and wastage of water.This vitriolic issue of wasting water needs to be addressed immediately. Students of class 10 were sensitised towards the burning issue of wasting water by a series of activities to raise awareness on the same. Bulletin boards on water conservation were designed with catchy slogans, pictures and newspaper clippings. While learning about the water resources of India in the Geography class, the students came to know about various efficient ways of agriculture without wasting water and rainwater harvesting. An assembly on water conservation was also conducted to bring the message of saving water to light. Read More
May 30, 2019 SFHS IBDP Student Exchange Program The SFHS IBDP Year 2 students participated in a student exchange program at “The Heritage School (THS), Kolkata” from 9 to 13 May 2019. The five-day trip coincided with the THS’s annual event “Youthopia” in which 15 schools engaged in a variety of inter school events over three days.The combination of competitions with the exchange program was a remarkable opportunity for students to explore and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of West Bengal.Each student engaged in three days of fierce competition where they competed with students from reputed schools from all over Kolkata in a quest to prove their mettle. The various activities ranged from field events like Cricket and Football to academic contests like Quiz, Slam Poetry and Debate to the stage competitions like a Fashion Show and Stand-Up Comedy. Parum veer Walia, Tanay Singh, Kudrat Singh and Shireen Kang did exceptionally well and bagged the top prizes in Slam poetry, Stand-up comedy and Debate respectively. The contribution of all team members was highly appreciated by the judges and host school.The Exchange Program gave the Diploma students the chance to interact with the Kolkata families, exposing them to the traditional and cultural beliefs up held by them and that sowedthe seeds of adaptability, understanding and cooperation in our students.In addition to our Diploma students engaging in the CAS strands, they have returned with enriched learning and recreational experiences. These experience shave enabled our students to stretch their learning boundaries and gain varied perspectives that bring with them universal values of respect, understanding and open-mindedness. Read More
May 30, 2019 CISCE Zonal Basketball Winnings 2019 U-14 Basketball Tournament (Girls and Boys)The Strawberry Fields High School U-14 Basketball teams, Girls and Boys, participated in the CISCE Zonal Basketball Tournament 2019 held at YPS, Mohali on 8 and 9 May 2019.The U-14 Girls team, Heeya Bedi, Meher Duggal, Nanaki Bains, Ameera Boparai, Ananya Jain, Rajni, Mannat Dhir, Rishaaya Kakkar, Aarshi Goyal, Hazel Garg, Mandira Datta and Gurnoor Bedi, played matches against the teams from YPS and Saupin’s School and were declared the Winners of the Tournament.Way to go Girls! The U-14 Boys team, Ranjit Singh Sidhu, Uday Batra, Gurmehar Singh, Saikrit Mahajan, Yuvraj Vohra, Ashraj Singh Sidhu, Siddhansh Sharma, Anshdeep Singh Dhillon and Sumeir Bhatia, played matches against the teams from YPS, Roop Convent School and Saupin’s School and were declared the Runners Up of the Tournament.Congratulations Boys! U-17 Basketball Tournament (Girls and Boys)The Strawberry Fields High School U-17 Basketball teams, Girls and Boys, participated in the CISCE Zonal Basketball Tournament 2019 held at YPS, Mohali on 13 and 14 May 2019.Both the teams were declared Runners Up of the tournament in their respective categories. U-17 Basketball Girls team – Kismattdeep Kaur Dosanjh, Zaara Brar, Tanya Gupta, Tanisha Singh, Anam Bhangoo, Anaya Kaur Bhattal, Anika Vinayak, Sehar Gupta, Vidhita Jain, Myra V Pandher and Ishitta GroverrU-17 Basketball Boys team - Vinayak Jhingan, Rajveer Singh Dhillon, Raj Uday Pehal, Dyaus Ghangas, Aaryan Singh Roojam, Namandeep Singh, Viraj Partap Singh Aulakh, Hardik Sharma, Mauraya Mahajan, Akhil Bakshi, Rudransh Gaur and Arav Verma Read More
May 25, 2019 ICSE Art Competition 2019-20 Strawberry Fields High School hosted the Annual ICSE Art Competition on Wednesday, 8 May 2019. The competition saw participation from 10 ICSE schools of the Chandigarh region. The colourful event had the young artists make book covers and collages for various themes.The winners – Junior Category
- Tejasbir Singh – Class 3C – 1st in Design a Book Cover
- Nehchal Mann – Class 3A - 3rd in Design a Book Cover
- Khushboo – Class 4D – 1st in Collage Making
- Siffat Kaur Kharbanda – Class 4D – 3rd in Collage Making
- Hardaat Gill – Class 5A – 2nd in Design a Book Cover
- Rivya Singal – Class 6C – 1st in Collage Making
- Prannya Nayyar – Class 6B – 2nd in Still Life
- Harjaan Gill – Class 7C – 1st in Collage Making
- Ashna Aggarwal – Class 8D – 2nd in Collage Making
- Raisa Vaidya – Class 7D – 2nd in Still Life
- Vijayant Chaudhary – Class 9C – 1st in Design a Book Cover
- Sanya Singal – Class 10B – 2nd in Still Life
May 24, 2019 CISCE Zonal Chess Competition 2019 The Strawberry Fields High School U-14 and U-17 Chess teams, Girls and Boys, brought laurels to the school by outplaying the schools of the Chandigarh Zone in the CISCE Zonal Chess Competition held in Kaintal School (Sr.), Sanaur Road, Patiala on 16 and 17 May 2019. All teams won 1st position in their respective categories bringing home 4 Winner Trophies and Gold medals. The teams will further play the CISCE Regional Competitions.We congratulate our promising champs! Read More
May 19, 2019 Cadence – 2019 – Inter House English Poetry Recitation Competition The audience was regaled with the Middle School Inter House English Poetry Recitation Competition, Cadence - 2019. The somber transition from one genre to the other transformed everyone into a surreal world of poetry, through the sound of emotion and dramatization. Each poem had its own sense of oneself, whether it was accessibility, idealism or realism, thereby carving a niche in the world of lyrical literature. From Animals and Humour to Romanticism and War, it was an amalgamation of age appropriate themes that enabled the children to surpass their existing capabilities, increasing their confidence level by providing them learning opportunities throughout. Prizes were won but what was truly priceless was the journey up to the event and immense exposure and learning for the participants. Read More
May 15, 2019 Student Council 2019-20 – Investiture Ceremony
The 7th Student Council took its oath of office today, and pledged to fulfill its duties towards the school, with utmost sincerity and enthusiasm. Led by the School Captain, Arsheya Kang, the newly elected Council, solemnly promised to lead by example and play their part in promoting a sense of compassion, service and justice towards fellow students, teachers and family.
Speaking on the occasion, Atul Khanna, Director of the School, congratulated the Council and appreciated the impressive demonstration of the high school students’ understanding of democratic principles, in the election of the Student Council.
Expressing deep appreciation for the school’s stellar performance in the recently declared ISC and ICSE board examinations, Mr. Khanna, placed on record, the importance of not restricting the definition of success to just examination scores. He asked students and faculty to pursue excellence and meritoriousness on the basis of other talents, abilities and individual qualities, since not all students in a class could possibly be ace scorer’s. Moreso since perfect marks did not guarantee a perfect career or a perfect life. He felt that while scoring excellent grades must be a priority, equal emphasis must be given to developing life skills and values too.
Drawing parallels between the rigorous processes followed in the election of the school council and the ongoing general elections in the country, he urged students to feel blessed living in an independent country with rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution. He asked students to discuss with friends and family the value of the hard-earned freedom, so as to put to good use, the legacy of freedom fighters, including his grandfather, Shri Durga Das Khanna, and the urgent need to safeguard its continuity for future generations.
It was also a day for appreciating the members of staff who work quietly and tirelessly, behind the scenes, to ensure that Strawberry Fields High School functions smoothly and efficiently, day after day. The Director did a very unusual thing by requesting each of the support staff members like the managers, office assistants and others to step forward and receive acclaim from the audience. These unsung heroes of the school need to be seen, recognised and appreciated, for it is thanks to their efforts that everything works so well in the school. The gesture was very well appreciated and was a fitting conclusion to a very special day.Read More
May 14, 2019 ISC – Roll of Honour The long weeks of anticipation and restlessness have ended in jubilation for the batch of 2018-19 as the results for the ISC examinations were declared by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations at 3 PM on Tuesday, May 6, 2019. The stellar performance of Class 12 in the ISC examinations has been outstanding indeed and also hugely encouraging for all stakeholders of the School.Chaitanya Gupta of the Humanities Stream has attained the All India Rank 3 and is the Tri-city topper with a stunning 99.5%. The Humanities top ranker in the 2nd position is Megha Verma with 95%, while the 3rd position is shared by Rhea Kapoor and Navya Chawla, with 93.75% each.Akshit Chhabra of the Medical Stream is the Tri-city Topper, having achieved a superlative 96.25%. In 2nd position is Simran Saggi with 92.25%. School top rankers in the Non Medical Stream are Soumya Nayyar with 95.75%, followed by three students sharing the 2nd position, Ansh Gupta, Devansh Gupta and Gulneet Kaur Gulati with a score of 94.50% each. Aryamaan Singh Pasricha, with 90% is in the 3rd position.The top rankers in the Commerce Stream of the School are Grisha Garg with 96%, Pranav Walia and Mannat Jain have secured the 2nd and 3rd position with 94.25% and 93.50%, respectively.Undoubtedly, with 50% of the total number of students achieving an aggregate of over 90%, the results have been excellent. The class average of 88% in all the three streams is an exemplary achievement by our young scholars.Congratulations! Read More