Happy Woman’s Day!

Sisters and Daughters… You are inherently empowered. You are co-creators and life givers with the Almighty. Unique strengths like emotions, feelings, motivation, inspiration and inner strength are innate in you. Each one of you is the first guru, first teacher, giving first lesson of good conduct. You lead the family in many ways. You are already leaders and empowered. You don’t have to ask for it, just realize and assume it. Take the lead, use your potential to spread values, peace, bring unity, build strong and loving relationship and make this world a better place. YOU CAN DO IT!

Sporting Spirit Comes Alive at Sky School Mini Olympics

Bringing together children from across the city, the Sky World School in Sector 21 organised day-long sporting events to mark its annual sports day, popularly called the Mini Olympics. Edusports, India’s leading professional entity in sports supervised & managed the event. The unique feature of the event was participation of students from other Panchkula schools in the open category. Students enthusiastically participated in different races and activities like ‘Crawl and Run Race’, ‘Zig Zag Balancing’, ’30 m low hurdle race’, ’20 m Sprint’, ‘Chick Race’, ‘Javelin Throw’ etc. Seniors of the family also got a chance to participate in some games like ‘Balancing the Ball’, ‘Brisk Walk, ‘Catch the Ball’’ etc giving them an opportunity to relive their childhood. 

The event was inaugrated by Mr. Avinash Chandra Bhandari, who is the patron of theSKYworldschool management. While speaking on the occasion,Mr. Avinash Chandra Bhandari said that it was indeed heartening to see the zeal of students who so enthusiastically participated in the sporting activities. He lauded the efforts of the school to keep the event open for all schools.

Director Principal, Mrs. Santosh Bhandari said, “Mini Olympics as the name suggests is to give children a platform to compete and hone their sporting skills and also encourage healthy competition. Our annual sports day aims at developing the students’ confidence and self esteem, in addition to developing their stamina.”

Developing Critical Thinking

Learning to think critically is one of the most important skills which today’s children will need for the future. It is a known fact that human advancement comes through critical thinking. Making our students the producers of their learning and creators of new knowledge can be achieved by probing open ended questions among students. Their critical thinking can be developed using questions like:
“Can we take this further?”
“What solution do you think might solve this problem?”
“How does it relate to your experiences?”
We can ask kindergartners:
“How does the rainbow get into the sky?”
“Why does it appear only on a rainy day?”
“How could we make a butterfly catcher?”
“Why does the giraffe have a long neck?”
“Today was fun because…”

Objective of Examination

Evaluation/ Examination is the process of determining the extent to which the objectives of education are achieved. Needless to say that the objectives of education to prepare our students to be successful and happy in 21st century are to develop thinking, emotional , technological and social skills, team work and good character. CCE implemented in the right spirit aimed to achieve these objectives. Now we can only hope that educators continue to focus on the process over content, ensuring balance between performance in Board Examinations and developing students’ full and unique potentials. Most important is that efforts to analyse and improve the examination system as per the international standards must continue lest our students should lag behind to compete at global level.