– By Shazman Shariff
At times, so strong and bright
That no wild gust
Can shake its tremendous might.
Sometimes, feeble and fragile
That a gentle whiff is enough
To shatter it apart in a while.
However, the light that shines within
Never dies away, it blazes on and on
It carries me through the thick and thin.
Its radiance gives me a powerful glow,
How invincible is my mind and soul
It lets me see and know.
When to give up and when to stand a fight
The light, my guiding angel
Tells me from wrong to right.
Have high spirits and march ahead
Its myriad colours wink at me and say,
Bring out the dreams dwelling in your head.
It whispers to me a sweet sermon
You bring beauty and joy to life
Take pride in yourself, oh! You lovely woman
Report on the visit to the Human Brain Museum, NIMHANS
Human brain is one of the most amazing organs of the human body. Its functioning is mysterious and complex. Added to these are the myths surrounding the Master Organ.
Now imagine yourself holding a real human brain in your hand and trying to understand its complexities, I am not exaggerating. On 22nd December & 23rd December our students of Class X, myself and Vani C.M got an opportunity to visit the Neuro Biology Research Centre in NIMHANS, one of the Premier Mental Health Institutes in the country.
For the past 35 years, NIMHANS’ Neuropathology department has been collecting brain specimens to use them in training their batches of students. Recently though, they have begun showing it off at a one-of-a-kind Brain Museum. Under the charge of Professor S.K. Shankar, the department has set out to spread the word about neuroscience, to remove the stigma that’s associated with neuropsychiatric illness, and encourage organ donation through this educative tour.
The guided tour started off with an interactive session (with PPT) on the basic facts about brain structure and functioning. Next the students were divided into groups and were introduced to real specimens of brain, spinal cord, vertebral column, heart, lungs, kidneys etc. The students were given a chance to hold and feel the real specimens (the specimens were quite hard due to the preservation already done) Many were reluctant to hold it in their hands but later got the courage to hold and feel the specimens. One of the groups were very lucky as Professor S.K. Shankar himself explained it in detail.
Next was the museum .When you step foot in this museum, you will have to admit, it feels like you have entered the sets of a rather graphic sci-fi film. Over 300 brain specimens are preserved in jars at the ‘brain museum’ managed by the Department of Neuropathology. And each brain has a story to tell — whether chilling, tragic or fascinating. Dr S.K. Shankar, who has been a professor at the Department for the past 32 years is so enthusiastic to explain the story of each brain.
There are a line-up of brains that have been riddled with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Cerebral Palsy. Others are of accident victims, many of whom could have easily been saved if only they had a helmet or a seat belt on. And in the end, specimen with neuro infections such as Tapeworm eggs affecting your brain or the amoeba that brings death if you inhale it in a dirty, untreated pool. The tour ended with a lot of scientific understanding and knowledge.
It was an amazing experience and we all felt that we are no less than Einstein or Newton. The size of our brain doesn’t matter anymore.
I personally thank Jaya ma’am for giving me this opportunity and look forward for many such learning experiences.
an organization formed by like minded individuals who intend to do something good for the country visited Alpine Public School on 24th Aug’16 to spread the message of Patriotism and Nationalism. With the teachings of Swami Vivekananda as their guiding principles, they are working in the society amongst the youth who are the future of the country.
The students were taken into the land of the Freedom Struggle from 1857 and certain aspects of great leaders was conveyed through visual and audio rounds. Mr. Vinay and Ms. USha the volunteers from this organisation kept the students engaged with their motivational and inspiring talks.
It was indeed a day to reflect back and feel for the country which had such great leaders, sacrifice their life for our Freedom.
It takes immense pleasure to be a part of the Alpine outreach program that was organized on Saturday 2nd July to a Government school on Kanakapura road.
We started at 10.30am from our school and reached the destination at 11.15 am. We were excited to share our piece of knowledge with all the students in the Government school and we were welcomed with equal enthusiasm. Their eagerness to learn added up to our excitement.
We were divided into group of 4 and we got to teach the 1st and 2nd grade students. It was amazing to teach rhymes, numbers, name of the fruits and vegetables to the students of 1st grade and we also had a story telling session for them , they were enthusiastic and excited while we narrated the story.
Our next group of students were from 2nd grade whom we taught Mathematics and to make it more interesting we gave out the gifts to the students who gave the right answers. They came up with doubts and asked many questions. Our session with the students was completed but we went ahead supporting our other group of students who were teaching the 3rd, 4th , 5th , 6th and 7th grade. It was a wonderful experience and also realized that discipline is very important to self-grow, their eagerness to learn taught us that knowledge is very important for one’s life and learning is a continuous process. In a short time span they jelled with us very well which made departing from them a bit painful.
WORLD YOGA DAY
Alpine Public School observed ‘World Yoga Day’ on the 21 June, 2016 in its campus. The students of classes I to XII along with the staff and teachers performed yoga.
The students were taught different Asanas starting with warming up and stretching exercises followed by Ustrasana, Vrikshasana, Dhanurasana, Trikonaasana, Prosorita Paddottasana, Supta veerasana, Gomukhaasana, setubandha sirsasana, Chakrasana. After asanas students were taught the Pranayama- for longevity. Students also took a pledge to imbibe yoga in one’s life to lead a healthy life.
Heartfelt thanks to our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for giving an opportunity for schools to celebrate the International Yoga Day. We are thankful to CBSE for initiating and inculcating yoga as a part of syllabus which help students to develop harmony. It also helps to bring peace, happiness and success to every soul.
Vishal Bharadwaj (VA)
A workshop titled “Teamwork and leadership was conducted on the 23rd of May by Mekhala Hiriyanna, from the Be Brainy Publications at the school premises for the entire teaching staff.
It mainly focused on the renewed role of teacher in the modern set up of education and how the traditional teaching methods could be refreshed to meet the contemporary requirements and challenges of the profession. Besides focussing on new concepts and ideas being introduced in the profession, to make it more interesting the two- hour session included stimulating activities and puzzles for teachers.
The event was thoroughly enjoyed by teachers and equipped them with new methods to bring innovation in the teaching strategies.
Day 2: Workshop by Mr.S. Hiriyanna
On the 25th of May, a workshop titled “Joy of teaching” was conducted by Mr.S. Hiriyanna, —– to prepare the teaching staff for the new academic session.
With his deep association and enriched experience with the fields of science and maths, he demonstrated simple yet interesting methods to make classroom learning more appealing and easy. He mainly focused on English, Science and Maths and showed various examples to make the subjects more enjoyable for both students and teachers. He illustrated his talk with various situations from daily life to help students understand some basic concepts and principles of these subjects.
He concluded the session by reiterating the dignity and nobility closely associated with the profession and how the great responsibility to inspire and guide the students must be carried out with utmost sincerity and dedication by the teaching fraternity.
Day-3:Workshop by Ms. Anuradha Ramesh
To further enhance the skills and abilities attached with the profession of teaching, a workshop was organized at the school titled “how to have a positive attitude at workplace. Conducted by Ms.Anuradha Ramesh, Student counsellor and psychologist, it shed light on how certain situation can best be handled at work place with positive approach.
Kindly be a part of the Alpine Extravaganza – 2016
On 7th may 2016 at 10.30 am to watch your Ward display his / her Summer camp acquired skills
Venue: School campus
Chief guest: Salumarada thimmaka
All students must come in white T-Shirt and black pant by 8.30 am
Transportation facility is available only for pick up on this day
Summer Camp Co /
(Ms. Ayisha, 9035156261)
BE BRAINY Sessions for
Std 1 to 5 on 23rd Feb during school hours.
Std 1 & 2 – JOURNEY TO THE WORLD OF INSECTS
Std 3 & 4 – TRAVELLING OF PLANTS
Std 5 – FUN WITH SCIENCE AND MATHS
An event will be conducted in school to promote Entrepreneur for Std IV to XI from 9AM to 3PM on 23rd Feb 2016.
|Collage, Name the price, Team Building games, Outdoor Advertisement, Cooking without fire|
|Collage, Name the price, Team building games, Outdoor Advertisement, Creation of product|
|Guess the product, Name the price, Advertising a dead product, Outdoor Advertising, Creation of product|
|Advertising a dead product, guess the product, Team building games, Video Advertisement, Pictionary|
|Team building games, Name the price, Creation of product, Video advertisement, Puzzle mania|
|Conference with PPT, Puzzle mania, Debate, Team building, Pictionary|
Description of the event:
COLLAGE: In this event the participants are supposed to gather pictures, newspaper clippings, write ups etc. The gathered pieces are to be stuck upon to the paper. The theme for this event INNOVATION FOR A BETTER WORLD.
NAME THE PRICE: The event is very simple, it is an individual event and the participants will be given a list of products before hand, on the day of the competition they will have to give the correct price of the product. The key to this event is the preparedness and market awareness. We test the memory power of the contestant and also the analytical skills, scanning the price of a product over a period of time.
TEAM BUILDING GAMES: In this event all the participating teams will be given tasks or activities which they will have to complete as a team within the specified time. Team work involves number of factors like trust, co-ordination, respect, involvement. All these qualities will be tested to the core in the Team-Building event.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISEMENT: It is the event where a product is provided. The participants need to advertise in their own way and attract the attention of the audience and try and sell the product which is been assigned or given by the coordinators. The time will be allotted based on the product as well as the way the participants are performing and interacting with the audience.
COOKING WITHOUT FIRE: It is the event where you have to prepare the food without fire and without using any kind of electrical equipment’s. and even does not end here it begins here where you guys need to advertise the product as well as sell the product to people and explain them why they need to buy your product and not their competitors. the time will be given for preparation as well as market their product.
GUESS THE PRODUCT: In this event the participants will be either shown a visual or given a clue/hint which would be unclear leading towards a product or a brand. The participants will have to guess the product correctly. Through this event we test one of the most important skills required for a successful entrepreneur, ‘Attention to detail’. Close attention to the most minute detail will matter in this particular event.
CREATION OF PRODUCT: Product making is the event where the participants will be given a list of raw materials with the help of which the participants are supposed to create a new product of their own which is no existing or a dead product in the market. The participants should be creative in making the product and should tell the uses and the advantages of the product made.
ADVERTISEMENT OF DEAD PRODUCT: The main reason a product is considered dead in the market, it loses its relevance in the present market, so the biggest challenge is to market and advertise the product in such a way that what Was irrelevant in the buyer’s mind should become the trend setter! We give the participants A variety of dead products, they randomly pick them and whichever product they get they have to advertise it!
VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT: The participants have to decide the product for which they have to make a advertisement; they will have to make a video advertisement for that particular product that catches the attention of the audience. The advertisement should be a brand new advertisement for product where the slogans should be new and the actual logo not to be used.
PICTIONARY: Pictionary is a team-event wherein, one of the team-mate will pick out a card and depict the message in the card by drawing out a picture completely faced towards the board; the team-mate will have to guess it within the specified time. The challenge lies in the fact that two people rarely have the same Perception regarding something, thereby both the participants thinking in the same lines is what constitutes a perfect team.
PUZZLE MANIA: In this event the participants are provided with crosswords along with the names of entrepreneur or company names. The participants are to find out the given names within the given time.
DEBATE: In debate, the participants would be given on spot topics. The participants will be equally distributed to speak FOR the topic and AGAINST the topic. The best speaker FOR the topic and AGAINST the topic will be announced the winners.
CONFERENCE WITH PPT: In this event, the participants are supposed to make a presentation being an entrepreneur who is introducing a new product or service. The participants will have to present the same to the members in the room. The members will be the judges in the form of investors for the product or service. The participants are to convince the investors to invest for the same.
Our Basket Ball girls team would be playing against the Indian School-Muscat at 3.30 pm on 13.01.16 in the National level Competition at Sonepet — Haryana. All the Best Girls!!
Ganit Week Activity
Grade1: Addition by drawing lines using match sticks. Students were made into different groups. They were eagar to do more and more.
Grade2: Division by grouping , using pulses and grains.
Grade 3: 1) Mathematics relay (using different operations)
2) Maths game (caller and responder)[ based on fractions, conversion of money, addition subtraction, multiplication and division]( In this game 20 flash cards will be made.10 for caller and 10 for responders. when a caller shows the card immediately responder has to respond, if he/she fails he is out of the game. He has to act or dance or sing)
Grade4: Activity on operation of numbers.
Grade5: Maths Quiz (There are 4 different rounds) Winners were appreciated by the gifts given by class teacher.
Grade 6: Rubik’s cube activity conducted. One who does faster than others got the prize.
Grade7: 1) Kakuro ( one who finished first with correct answers got prize)
2) Maths relay(using different operations on numbers)
Grade8: Vedic Maths (squaring and cubing of numbers)
Grade9 and 10: Lecture on the history of Indian Mathematics and Mathematicians.
An Inter School Cultural and Ecological exchange Program was conducted with a team of students from Sri Lanka on 10th Dec’15 in Alpine Public School.
Culture has a universal appeal and they form a wonderful context for bringing people together and to demonstrate the significance of their tradition and customs.
The different dance forms portrayed by the Alpinians and the Sri Lanka team celebrated the capability and beauty of the human body, mind and emotions in action.
Apart from the cultural exchange the two teams had group discussions on the Ecological System in both the countries. It was clearly understood apart from our country it was the entire planet that needed immediate attention towards sustainable resources to save Mother Earth.
This day seemed too short for both the set of students as their curiosity kept increasing, to know more in depth about various topics that was discussed.
Such interactions is truly a platform to make one a ‘Global Citizen’
Date: 11.Dec’15 Gayathri P (Std-XI)
Commerce as career was conducted by Career Launcher on 11th Dec’15 for students of Std-X & XI in the school campus.
Supreeth and Kaushik, secured the first place in the Inter School Quiz Competition held at Capitol School
UKG Grand Parents had a day of fun and frolic in the school campus on 5th Sep’15
Wild Life Conservationist Mr. Satish Chandra brought in Forest awareness to Alpininas on 5th Sep’15
Workshop on Environment as career on 5.12.15 (Saturday) @ 10.00 a.m
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for giving me an opportunity to attend the workshop that was organised by Next Education. It was very a informative and useful workshop conducted in a beautiful ambiance of HHI, a five star hotel.
Objectives of workshop were:
Discussion on role of teachers.
Understanding the child.
Effective communication skills.
The speaker of the day was Mrs. Aruna Sridharan. She has over two decades of experience in the field of pre-primary education.
Thanks again for providing this opportunity. I strongly believe that we need more such workshops for our teachers to keep ourselves abreast of the latest in the field of pre-primary education.
WAY TO G ALPINIANS!!
Visit to Bank of Baroda
The students of Alpine Public School from grade-X, had a visit to a Nationalized bank within the school proximity on 15th October 2015, as a part of the school curriculum.
We were divided in 2 groups. I was a part of the first group and as soon as we entered inside we had a look at the bank and collected various advertisements and pamphlets of the bank. We then took an interview of the Senior Manager of the bank, Mr. Sunil who had an experience of 16 years with the bank and he gave us various details about the bank and its functioning. We were told about the SLR- Solid Liquidity Ratio, CRR- Cash Reserve Ratio. We were surprised to know that children of above 10 years of age could have their own bank accounts. We were made aware about the agricultural investment of the bank which was 14.5%. The bank provides various schemes for the senior citizens and also has the locker facility.
The second group of our fellow classmates interviewed the customers who visited the bank and got a feel about the services of the bank. The transactions of debit and credit was completely made aware to us, the different types of savings and current accounts was understood. This day brought in awareness that savings is needed by everyone for the rainyday.
Alpine Public School
Congratulations Alpine !!! Runners Up in the CBSE South Zone Basket Ball Championship held at Vizag
Alpinians secure the 2nd place in the Inter School Basket Ball Tournament conducted by Bangalore Sahodaya.
Ms. Anita Kalibhat and I attended a workshop conducted by TTF (The Teacher Foundation) on THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AVERAGE on 21 August, 2015. The resource person was Mr.Suman Ghose, a dynamic individual and a trainer for about 23 years who stressed the importance on the average student. He focused mainly on the corporate sector trainees rather than the student-teacher problems.
On the whole the workshop was informative and the guest speaker though could not reach out well to his audience but was fair enough to justify on the topic. Later on when the Director Ms. Maya Menon took over she held us captivated for the rest of the session. She interacted with the teachers and brought into light many ways to tackle the problem faced by the students in the classroom. A few points she stressed on:
Thanks for giving us a chance to attend the workshop. It was useful and informative.
Ms. Jayalakshmi Shastry
Titiksha of Std-VI has won the Elocution Prize in the Presidency Cup Challenge on 18th Aug’15
Our school is the centre for AIPMT re-exam to be held on 25th July’15 between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hence the Pre-Primary Parent -teacher meeting (PTM) that was scheduled on 25-7-15 is be postponed to 1-8-15. Thank you for your cooperation.
14-7-15 overall coord. Pp Anitha M Kalibhat
Children’s Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition-Registration details.
Alpine Out Reach Program
On 27th June’15, we the girls of class VII ‘A’ visited Gubbalala government school with padmakshi Ma’am. We all were divided into groups of three. Each group had given different topics to teach the children like music, dance, computers, drawing and many more. We all were eager to teach them. I and my group got the chance to teach abacus to the children of class VII. They were so eager and interested to learn.
As I observed the children there, they had a lot of grasping power. I felt very happy after they showed their interest to learn. All the children gave us a lot of respect and love. They wanted to learn more and we wanted to share our knowledge with them but it was time for us to go back to school. It was sad to leave them.
We took a group photo together and realized it was a memorable experience for me and my friends. From this I have learnt how to teach to others.
I thank Alpine for being involved in organizing such a wonderful and a memorable social cause.
Nikhil Hegde of Std-VI A is seeded 6th in the cadet section of
Karnataka Table Tennis Association.
Alpinian secures the 4th* rank in CUSAT
(Cochin University of Science and Technology) Examination.
Alpinian in Times of India — Students Workshop
I am glad I agreed to go. Ms.Santrupti is our guide throughout the whole ten-day workshop and she taught us all about journalism- the whole process, to be specific. Today we were given a new edition of a magazine called BBC KNOWLEDGE, a very interesting book about current science for children. It’s a really good magazine from which all our doubts related to science can get cleared. Apparently, our home assignment today was to get two people max. to subscribe for this magazine. For that we have to make our own strategies to sell the subscriptions. We would be awarded too. So ma’am, if our school wants to subscribe for this magazine( there is 50% discount), they can do so.
Myna Adhikari (Day-1)
Report on Musical Harmony
It was a pleasure and a spectacular evening to attend the annual day event and see each and every child performing . We could see the hard work of all staff members of Pre-primary put in every event.
No matter how hard parents try to give their children the best of values, they will ultimately grow up to be young adults whose personalities are shaped by teachers.
We wish would had a chance to say a proper thank to you all in person for being such a fantastic teacher.
Adithya is having a terrific experience in his class and from what we could observe when we attended this event.
Our once introvert child’s personality has bloomed open like a beautiful fragrant flower ever since being tended by a lovely gardener in the form of a teacher .
We like to thank Srija madam for her fostering Adithya into a better person with your constant motivation and encouragement to him.
Wishes and thanks,
Ramya & Srinivas.
Parents : Adithya.S
class : LKG -B