Bengal Tennis Association (BTA) conducted the 10th Inter-School Tennis Tournament from 1 April to 5 April 2019. 18 schools participated in the competition. Garden High School won the gold medal and trophy in the Under-14(Boys) category. The boys’ team was represented by Tamoghna Das (IX C) and Sagnik Mitra (VIII E).
The School also bagged the silver medal and trophy in the Over-14 (Girls) category. The girls’ team was represented by Archi Ray (IX A) and Manjari Sengupta (XI A).
Koustav Chatterjee of Class X won the 1st DD-DBCA (Dhanuka Dhunseri – Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy) All Bengal Open Rating Chess Tournament on Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Koustav, the bronze medal winner at the Commonwealth under-16 championship earlier and the reigning state sub-junior and youth champion finished on top wih 7 points along with Debasish Mukherjee and Arpan Das on 19 March 2019. Next day he defeated Debasish Mukherjee to take his tally to 8 points which won him the title.
A team comprising students of Classes XI and XII of Garden High School (GHS) took part in a workshop organized by the Calcutta Debating Circle at Future Hope School on 3 April 2019. Student representatives of Harrow School, London, Future Hope School and Garden High International School (GHIS) also participated in the interactive session. The students were briefed about PEA SYSTEM (Points, Examples, Analysis) that can be used as an effective
strategy to prepare a speech before a debate. Students were also taught how to make a claim. A mock debate was arranged between GHS and Future Hope School with the motion ‘This House criminalizes bullying’. Later, students of Harrow school debated on Brexit.
Garden High School hosted the ‘Junior Sports Meet 2019’ at Gitanjali Stadium on 1 February 2019. Pupils from Nursery I to Class II participated in the annual event. Each class showcased a colourful and lively drill. There were races for all classes and the tiny tots did their bit with a great deal of enthusiasm. The event ended with the school song and the national anthem. All the children went back happily with a gift.
The final assembly of Class VI was held on 18 January 2019. Guided by the Class Teacher Ms. Sukanya Bhattacharya and the music teacher Mr. Gourab Sen, the pupils danced, sang and enacted a skit from ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The musical was enthralling and beautifully presented.
A farewell party for the outgoing Class XII was organized on 18 January 2019. The Principal gave a farewell speech. The Head Boy (Aritra Chatterjee) and the Head Girl (Adrija Adhikary) also delivered their parting words. There was a short musical programme put up by the pupils. A class photograph was also taken.
The pupils of GHS presented a short cultural programme on Netaji’s Birthday on 23 January 2019. Pupils from Class IV–X danced, enacted and sang patriotic songs.
The Inter-House Debate was held on 18 January 2019 in the School. The topic for the House was ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child‘. Oak House was declared the winner in the debate. The team was represented by Adrita Bhattacharjee (VII F) and Rannvijay Roy (VII D).
An Inter-House Music Competition was held on 17 January 2019 in the School. Pupils from Classes III–XI participated in the competition. Cedar House was the overall winner followed by Chinar House, Oak House and Palm House.
Aranyak Ray of Class VI secured a place in the Top-10 of his Class/Category in ‘Mio Amore Mathemazic 2018-19′ which was held on 26 and 27 January 2019 at Taki Boys’ School, Kolkata. Aranyak will receive a scholarship and a certificate in an award ceremony to be held on Saturday, 20 April 2019 at the Kala Mandir Auditorium.
Students help collect e-waste for recycling
‘Vital Waste Day 2019’ was conducted at Gyan Manch on 11 January 2019. The theme of the event was ‘An Ideal Environment’ focusing on recycling, sustainability and loving the environment. Vital Waste is Kolkata’s first professional recycling and waste management company with a new platform where students and teachers from leading schools in Kolkata put up a show with recyclable materials. GHS students displayed various items using waste material.
Calcutta Rowing Club organized the Kolkata Quiz Festival on 11 January 2019. Four teams with three participants per team were sent from GHS. Junior Team (B) was placed 5th in the competition. More than 30 schools participated in the one-day competition.
GHS hosted the Annual Staff Cricket Tournament from 7 January to 17 January 2019.
The four teams were:
Team Elephant – Captain: Mr. Rahul Kanungo
Team Lion – Captain: Mr. Debjit Bose
Team Tiger – Captain: Mr. Jeeban Bose
Team Bison – Captain: Mr. Subhasis Singha Roy
The final match was played between Team Bison and Team Elephant and the trophy was won by Team Bison.
An excursion to the Santragachi Jheel was organized by GHS on 12 January 2019. Students from Classes VII to IX were in the team led by two Biology teachers from school, Ms. Manasi Mukherjee and Ms. Sangita Mukherjee. Birds like the whistling duck, egret, cormorant, the common kingfisher and many more were captured by the students in their cameras.
Garden High School hosted the Art and Craft Exhibition on 22 and 23 November 2018. Students from Classes III to XII showcased their talent in the form of paintings, models, sculpture, wall hangings and glass painting. The exhibition was inaugurated by the famous artist Mr. Isha Mohammed.
Tamoghna Das of Class VIII-E participated in the AITA Championship Series (Boys under 14) held at Dakshin Kolkata Club on 26 November 2018. He bagged the winner trophy for boys in Under 14 Doubles.
Garden High School hosted the first Science Exhibition on 30 November 2018 and 01 December 2018 in the school premises. Around 600 students from classes III to XII participated in the event with live demonstrations, models and charts. The subjects included Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Home Science.
Kolkata Regional Brain Bee was held on 02 December 2018 at the Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata. Garden High School was represented by Naomi Samson and Anoushka Chaudhury, both of Class XI-B. The latter won the Second Runner-Up trophy.
The Annual Inter School Chess Championships Checkmate was held in the School on 08 December 2018. Ten schools participated in the event. Garden High School bagged the first prize. The programme was graced by the presence of the Indian Chess Grandmaster Mr. Dibyendu Barua.
BITM organized a science workshop coordinated by Ms. Avneet Kaur, for Science teachers from Classes III to V on 08 December 2018. It was based on the Science curriculum on methods of teaching. The workshop was attended by two teachers from school, Ms. Sangita Mukherjee and Ms. Sohini Mukherjee.
The Best Practices Workshop on 11 December 2018 was organized by Karo Sambhav School Programme 2018. The organization aimed at creating awareness on critical environmental issue and inspiring students to adopt preventive environmental strategies in their daily lives. The programme was an enabler for ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart Cities’. The team was led by Ms. Manasi Mukherjee and Ms. Gangotri Banerjee. Students from Classes VI and VII participated with skits, dances and power point presentations.
Oxford University Press Organized a Bengali Workshop at Jamuna Banquets on 15 December 2018. The resource person was Dr Gopa Dutta Bhowmik. The aim of the workshop was to identify the problems of teaching Bengali as a second language by the teachers, the application and importance of teaching technique, vocabulary development and creative writing. The workshop was attended by four Bengali teachers of Garden High School, Ms. Arundhati Das, Ms. Paromita Nag, Ms. Snigdha Biswas Ghosh and Ms. Sumona Kundu.
All departments of the School will remain closed for Fateha–Dwaz-Daham on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 instead of 19 December 2018 as notified earlier.
Kindly visit the School website (https://www.gardenhighschool.in/) on 17 August 2018 at 2:00 pm for information regarding admission to Classes I to VIII for the academic session 2019-20 in case you have already submitted a filled in Registration Form to the School Office or online.
(Picture Courtesy: Guardians of GHS toppers)
Garden High School organized a seminar on the life and works of Stephen Hawking on 26 April 2018. The event was presided over by the chief guest Dr. D P Duari, Director, Research & Academic, M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, M. P. Birla Planetarium in the presence of the honourable Rector of the School. The audience included the pupils of Classes X-XII along with teachers and other senior members of the School. The event began with a presentation researched by the students of Classes X and XII. The 30-minute presentation dealt with the concepts of singularity, infinite curvature of space-time and the Hawking Radiation among others with an emphasis that mind is the greatest of all human gifts.
After the captivating pupil’s presentation, Dr. Duari took the audience in his stride with a captivating walk-through of black hole dynamics. Starting with how the black holes were formed to how it would feel if one fell inside one of them, from the distortions of space-time to the core concepts of the size of the Universe, Dr. Duari held the attention of the audience with his natural eloquent style.
On a whole, it turned out to be an educating as well as an equally entertaining seminar for all present in the audience. It seemed that the gravity of the black hole could finally manage to suck in the attention of the audience.
GHS Presentation Team:
ADRIJA ADHIKARY | ANKAN NATH | ANUBHAV GOSWAMI | ARITRA CHATTERJEE | ARUNAVA GANTAIT
GHS Research Team:
AARYAMAN CHOUDHURY | ABANTIKA DUTTAGAUR | MD MERAJUDDIN AHMED | OISHI MALLICK GANGULY | PRADYUNAN AGARWAL | RAI CHAKRABARTI | RIDIN DATTA | SOHAM GANGULY | SOOSAN SHABNAM | GHS PRESENTATION TEAM
Garden High School observed Earth Day 2018 for a week (23 April – 27 April 2018) to raise an awareness to protect Mother Earth through various programmes across all the classes. The pupils of the Junior Section (Nursery I – Class II) put up an exhibition on 23 April 2018 to celebrate Earth Day. The Class Teachers spoke at length about its importance and under their guidance the pupils prepared colourful charts and models particularly portraying the hazards of pollution. The exhibits also highlighted the importance of reuse and recycle by making them out of waste materials.
The pupils of Senior Section (Classes III – XII) observed Earth Day throughout the week via different performances during the Assembly time. ‘Being Kind to Others’ was one such that dealt with going beyond friends and families and doing something for the Mother Earth. Pupils also put up skits to stress on the hazards of plastic pollution and alternate ways to circumvent the problem.
‘Heal the world’ was a conversation between ‘Earth-1950’ and ‘Earth-2018’ where the former warned the latter of its impending destruction. Pupils came up with ways to revive ‘Earth-2018’ with the help of Science, Technology and Reasoning.
The pupils of the School pledged to be aware of our environment and to bring happiness to Mother Earth by making her green and beautiful.
Iravati Mukherjee of Class IV Section C had participated in the Commonwealth Class Story Writing Competition 2017-18 and her story was adjudged to be in the ‘highly commended’ category for the age group of 7-10 years old.
Over 1,500 children from a host of Commonwealth countries around the world took part in the 2017-2018 competition, submitting moving and thought-provoking stories on the theme of peace.
Iravati’s story can be read on this link.
Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission came over to School on 26 April 2018 at 10 am to hand over the certificate to Iravati.
Iravati read out her story in front of all her classmates of Class IV. Her friends liked her story and applauded spontaneously. Dr. Chakrabarti congratulated Iravati and urged the other students to participate more into similar competitions in the future.
Ms. Rajashri Biswas, Principal addressed the pupils and encouraged them to be inspired by Iravati’s achievements.
Congratulations to Iravati.
Garden High School in association with Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy organized CHECKMATE 2017, an Inter-School Chess Championship which was held on the School premises on Saturday, 11 November 2017. Ten schools participated in the competition to make the event a memorable one. They were Birla High School (Boys), South Point School, Future Hope School, Future Foundation School, The Heritage School, South City International School, Ashok Hall Girls H.S. School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Shri Shikshayatan School and Garden High School. The participants included pupils from Classes V to XII.
The Principal, Mrs Rajashri Biswas, declared the tournament open with a welcome speech. She mentioned that Chess is not just a game but also a lesson for life. As the rapid chess tournament began there was excitement all-around. Four rounds were played by each participant.
Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua graced the occasion and gave away the prizes. The winning team was Garden High School. South Point School emerged runner-up. Birla High School for Boys came third. Each board had an individual winner and a runner-up. Garden High School, being the host school, handed over the Champion’s trophy to the runner-up South Point School. The tournament came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Vice-Principal.
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Satikanta Guha Foundation and MATRA (The Music Academy for Tabla Research by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee) organised a classical music concert at Garden High School Kolkata on Saturday, 07 October 2017, at 5.00 pm.
The concert titled Baithaki Series had performances from eminent sarod player Pt Partho Sarodi accompanied by Pt Anindo Chatterjee and vocal by Nabanita Chowdhury accompanied by Rupak Bhattachariya.
The evening programme started off with table by 4 students of MATRA. The programme was graced by eminent musicians of Indian Classical music including Ustad Rashid Khan and Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar among others.
For pictures check out the Gallery at the Satikanta Guha Foundation website.
The three-day Intensive Tabla Workshop organised by Satikanta Guha Foundation and MATRA (The Music Academy for Tabla Research by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee) ended in grand style at Garden High School on Monday, 24 July 2017.
The Workshop was inaugurated by Pt Anindo Chatterjee on the morning of 22 July 2017. On behalf of the Satikanta Guha Foundation, Sm Ratna Bose delivered the welcome speech and Sri Anubrata Chatterjee and Sri Haridas Alankode also addressed the audience. Dr Anuradha Das, Academic Advisor of Satikanta Guha Foundation, compered the programme.
About 40 selected students from different states of India (Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Orissa), Bangladesh and USA participated in the workshop. Pt Anindo Chatterjee and Sri Anubrata Chatterjee personally trained the students on all the three days showing them the nuances of Tabla playing, how to play solo, how to play as an accompanying artist, etc. It was a rich and enduring experience for the students.
There were performances by eminent artists on all days after the classes. There were Tabla solos by Pt Anindo Chatterjee, Sri Anubrata Chatterjee, Ms Ratnashree Iyer, Sri Sandip Ghosh and Sitar by Sri Ayan Sengupta, Santoor by Sri Haridas Alankode and vocal by Sri Sreenath Nair. Sarod player Pt Tejendra Majumdar, Tabla players Pt Parimal Chakraborty, and Pt Subhankar Banerjee were felicitated on the occasion.
For more pictures check out the Gallery at the Satikanta Guha Foundation website.
For Press coverage of the event check out here.
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