To boost students of Classes V – X to think out-of-the-box, Ei Samay (a Times of India Group initiative) along with Aakash Institute conducted class-wise ‘Ei Samay Aakash Atmadeep Young Scholars 2019‘ evaluation among the students of the various schools of Kolkata.
Aaranyak Ray (VII C) became the champion in Class VII category. Sagnik Ghorai (V D) and Arkaalok Gangopadhyay (VII A) are the other winners of the award in the respective class-wise categories by securing a position in the top-25.
Details of results are available here: https://esyoungscholars.com/class-results.php“
As part of a social service project, pupils from Classes I to X of the Second Explorers’ Group (Bharat Scouts and Guides) of GHS collected a total of 860 kilograms of newspaper worth Rs.7000. The drive was organized on 11 January 2020. The money collected was used to purchase 94 shawls which were later distributed to the needy by the group members themselves.
Saijayani Banerjee of Class VII D of GHS has won the Double Crown championship in the State Championship organised by Bengal Tennis Association for the Categories: Under-12 and Under-14 for the year 2019.
Delhi Public School Ruby Park organized the Junior School Annual Fest ‘Abhivyakti’ on 15 December 2019.
GHS pupils participated in three events bagging the second position in all of them.
The participants in the three events are –
A) Ding Dong Sing Along:
Shriyadita Paul (Nursery II-E)
Aanandi Ghosh (Preparatory-F)
B) Deck Me Up:
Mayush Kar (Preparatory-A)
C) Crack the Track:
Anubhab Kumar Sarkar(I-A)
Sumedha Ganguly (I-F)
It was indeed a proud moment for Team GHS.
An elocution contest was organized for the pupils of Classes I and II on 6 December 2019.
Trained by the GHS teachers themselves, the young participants recited poems with great enthusiasm. There were humorous, thoughtful and emotional poems, all of which were appreciated by the young audience.
The judges were Ms. Sunita Bhat and Ms. Swagata Roy Choudhuri.
The winners from Class I were:
First: Ujaan Biswas (I-F)
Second: Aadhira Chatterjee (I-C)
Third: Drishana Maitra (I-C).
The winners from Class II were:
First: Ahenjeeta Mitra (II-E)
Second: Samadrita Bardhan (II-E)
Third: Tanirika Das (II-C)
GHS had its Senior School Sports on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. The event was held at Gitanjali Stadium. Pupils of Classes III to XII participated in the fun-filled afternoon with an array of events.
The programme began with the March Past of Classes IX to XII and then hoisting of the School Flag by the Principal. This was followed by innovative and colourful drill displays by pupils of Classes III to VIII. The race tracks were busy with a variety of fun and other races. Events for staff and service staff were also organized. The School karate team displayed their skills before the audience. Apart from individual prizes, the School Houses also won cups in different categories.
Cedar House won the overall Champion’s Trophy and for the Best Relay Team. Chinar House bagged the cup for March Past and Palm House was given the trophy for the Best Disciplined House.
The programme ended with the National Anthem.
Niharika Ray of Class X-B passed away on 15 November 2019.
We pray that her soul may rest in peace.
The Inter-School Festival ‘Ullas 2019‘ was hosted by South Point School on 23 November 2019 in the School premises.
Garden High School participated in five events.The GHS team bagged the first prize in Quiz-i-Tale. The team was represented by Tanirika Bhattacharjee (III A), Sreshthangsu Srimani (III D) and Samriddhi Mandal (III E).
Ariv Paul (V F) bagged the first prize in Spin-a-Yarn.
The third prize for Harsh Taal went to team GHS as well. The team was represented by Srobona Majumdar (III E), Utshan Dey (III E), Anushka Mukherjee (III C), Shristi Bhowmick (III B), Oishi De (III F) and Adrija Shankar (III B).
Garden High School hosted its Annual Science Exhibition on 8-9 November 2019. It was inaugurated by Professor Amitava Raychaudhuri, Professor Emeritus at the Physics Department of the University of Calcutta. Professor Raychaudhuri has worked in diverse areas in particle physics and has more than 100 well- cited published papers in leading international journals.
Those present at the inaugural ceremony were Mr. Indranath Guha, Rector of the School and other members of staff.
Spread over two floors of the School pupils of Classes III to XII put up more than 65 working models, exhibits, charts and experiments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Home Science, Computer Science and Mathematics.
The exhibition was interactive with parents showing keen interest in understanding from the pupils who were more than happy to repeat the demonstrations for all interested visitors.
Techno India (Garia) organized the Ojas Quiz on 7-8 November 2019. The quiz master was Mr. Barry O’ Brien. The chief guest was Pandit Tanmoy Bose who also performed for the audience.
Team GHS was represented by Abhrajit Bhattacharyya (XI A), Shubhrajit Bhattacharyya (XI A), Shaon Malik (X D) and Hrishav Dasgupta (IX B). The team qualified in the preliminary round held on 7 November 2019 competing with 41 schools.
The final round was held in Kala Mandir on 8 November 2019. GHS secured the Second Runner’s-Up position. Abhrajit Bhattacharyya was declared the best quizzer. The team was given a trophy, and individual participants were awarded with certificates and mementos.
Don Bosco, Park Circus hosted the Jubilee Quiz on 31 October 2019.
Team GHS bagged the second prize in the Sports Quiz. The team was represented by Abhrajit Bhattacharyya (XI A)and Shubhrajit Bhattacharyya(XI A).
An educational trip was organized for the pupils of class VI on 31 October 2019.
The trip was also a part of a project the pupils are currently working on for the International School Awards.
The pupils were taken to all the sections of the Museum. They took notes and interacted with the guides. They found special interest in the Egyptian Gallery as they are working on a project on Civilizations. Other galleries that drew their attention were Siwalik’s Fossils Gallery, Botanical Gallery, Textile and Mask Galleries and Reptile and Amphibians Gallery.
The pupils answered a questionnaire after the visit as a part of the ISA project.
Garden High School in association with Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy hosted the Inter-School Chess Championship on 19 October 2019. The programme was officiated by the School Rector Mr Indranath Guha. The chief arbiter was Mr. Debashish Barua. 14 schools participated in the event.
GHS was declared as the winner. The winning team was represented by Saanket Das (Class VII F), Aniruddh Chatterjee(Class IX C), Arunava Bhattacharya (Class X C) and Koustav Chatterjee (Class X A).
South Point High School bagged the runners-up prize. The members of the SPHS team were Rounak Pathak, Aditya Basu, Shounak Mazumder and Soham Bhattacharya.
Mr. Dibyendu Barua gave away the prizes.
The pupils of the Primary Section of GHS have been working on a project on healthy eating entitled ‘Eat the best and leave the rest‘ during their EVS lessons. The project ended with a tasty ‘Cook-In‘ on 30 August 2019 based on healthy food items. The pupils from Nursery I to Class II prepared their midday snacks themselves under the guidance of their respective Class Teachers.
Nursery I prepared ‘Muri Magic‘.
The ‘Yummy Corn Chaat‘ was a rage with Nursery II.
The Preparatory Class prepared ‘Healthy Burger Delight‘ with onions, tomatoes and cucumbers with a dash of cheese.
The little chefs of Class I prepared ‘Chatpata Chana‘.
Class II made wholesome ‘Roti Rolls‘ with home-cooked fillings of their choice.
The event was truly a learning and enjoyable experience for all the pupils.
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The 13th Chessmate FIDE rating Inter -School Team Championship was held on 28-29 June 2019 in South Point High School. There were 34 teams in the competition and the GHS team won the championship. The team was represented by Arunava Bhattacharya (X C), Koustav Chatterjee(X A), Aniruddh Chatterjee (IX C) and Ridin Datta (XI A).
The national Model United Nations (MUN) conference was held at Heritage School from 27-29 June 2019. GHS pupils had a delegation of students from classes IX-XII. Participating in the event, the pupils learnt about diplomacy, international relations and current world issues. Richik Chakraborty (XI A) and Ritobrato Chakraborty (XI B) received High Commendation. Soham Dasgupta (XI A) and Debarshi Deb Roy (XI B) got Verbal Mention.
Dr Carol Hanley, Associate Director, College of Agricultures, Environmental and Natural Resources Initiative, University of Kentucky and Mr Brian Radcliffe, science educator with more than 30 years of experience in teaching visited GHS on 27 June 2019. They addressed the pupils and teachers in several interactive sessions talking on a variety of subjects in Science and General Knowledge focusing on common experiments using the concept of Science-in-a-box. The pupils also interacted with them on general hazards of waste materials and the process to recycle them.
Future Foundation School hosted an Inter-School Competition on a variety of activities on 24 June 2019. Sheersha Banerjee (VIII E) won the first prize for Elocution. Samadrita Karmakar (XII B) bagged the second prize for Elocution.
Saranya Roychoudhury (X C) and Richik Chakraborty (XI A) bagged the first positions for Hindi and Bengali Declamation respectively.
The Investiture Ceremony of the School for the session 2019-20 was held on 21 June 2019. Oaths were taken and flags and badges given out to the team leaders. The Pro-Rector, Ms Kavita Guha gave a motivating speech. Team GHS for the current year are:
Head Girl: Vedika Halwasiya (XII B)
Head Boy: Mukund Daga (XII C)
Captain: Nishaan Agarwal (XII C)
Vice-Captain: Upanita Barman (XII B)
Senior Prefects: Pritika Paul (XI A), Aditya Dey (XI B)
Prefects: Richik Chakraborty (XI A), Sayan Bhowmik (X D), Shreetama Bhuniya (X E), Soham Mukhopadhyay (IX A), Ayushee Nag (IX B), Adrija Saha (IX D)
House Mistresses: Ms Jayanti Roy, Ms Crystal Fang, Ms Sulagna Dasgupta, Ms Srijoni Mukhopadhyay
Captain: Naomi Samson (XII B)
Vice-Captain: Mayukh Shubhra Saha (XI A)
Senior Prefects: Mrittika Roy (XII C), Shubhrajit Bhattacharyya (XI A)
Prefects: Samogga Chowdhury (X D), Deepavali Mukherjee (X D), Arnesh Chowdhury (X C), Ajaitri Kar (IX A), Aniruddh Chatterjee (IX C), Yudhaditya Ray (IX C)
House Mistresses: Ms Papiya Ghosh, Ms Sharmistha Sinha, Ms Priyanka Mishra, Ms Sanhita Ghosh
Captain: Chaitannya Bhagawati (XII A)
Vice-Captain: Ushnik Sanyal (XI A)
Senior Prefects: Srinjay Mukherjee (XII B), Sayak Roy (XI B)
Prefects: Srijit Kundu (X D), Mehul Sarkar (X E), Soumodeep Sen (X E), Atreyei Banerjee (IX A), Ishika Debnath (IX B), Biswaroop Chowdhury (IX E)
House Mistresses: Ms Sagarika Banerjee, Ms Chandrika Chaudhury, Ms Soumini Mukherjee,
Ms Paulami Das
Captain: Rishiraj Mukherjee (XII C)
Vice-Captain: Manjari Sengupta (XI A)
Senior Prefects: Uttyaran Basu (XII B), Aban Sen Chakraborty (XII C)
Prefects: Yajnaseni Das (X B), Aryaveer Das (X C), Ashmita Ghosh (X C), Abhiroop Mazumder (X D), Samayita Das (IX A), Shilajit Mukherjee (IX D)
House Mistresses: Ms Ronjini Bose Corriea, Ms Gangotri Banerjee, Ms Pousali Das, Ms Souryani Dutta
GHS had pupils demonstrating ‘asanas’ on 21 June 2019 on the occasion of the World Yoga Day. Some of the ‘asanas’ demonstrated were Padmasana, Bhujangasana and Parvatasana. The pupils were trained by the PE teachers Ms Anita Sengupta and Ms Sangita Singh.
GHS organized an Inter-House Spell Bee Competition on 21 June 2019. The participants were from Class III. Oak House won the competition. The team was represented by Sanchari Malkhandi (III D) and Tanirika Bhattacharjee (III A).
Aniruddh Chatterjee of Class IX came 1st in the Under-15 category at LBHM 3rd All India Open Fide Rating chess tournament. He also came 2nd in the Below-1800 rating category in the 3rd IGMSA All India Open Fide Rating chess tournament.
Aniruddh, who has also been selected for the National Tournament 2019 to be held in July 2019, came 3rd in the West Bengal State Under-17 Championship 2019.
GHS celebrated Rabindra Jayanti on 9 May 2019. The pupils put up a short programme consisting of recitation and a song-and-dance enactment from the bard’s work. The theme of the event were the different ‘rasa’ as found in Tagore’s literature with pieces from ‘Shyama’ and ‘Kal Mrigaya’ in particular. The Vernacular and Music teachers of GHS helped the pupils with their performance.
The Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony for the academic session 2018–19 was celebrated on 7 and 8 May 2019 at Kalamandir. The pupils put up a cultural programme for the parents which also included the prize distribution ceremony for Classes III to XII.
The programme commenced with an inaugural music ‘Transoceanic’ composed by Mr. Anupam Halder and Mr. Gourab Sen, both music teachers of GHS. This was followed by lighting of the lamp by the Rector Mr. Indranath Guha
A classical vocal recital was then presented by pupils followed by the Principal’s speech by Ms Rajashri Biswas who addressed the parents and the pupils.
‘The Refund’, a hilarious English play directed by Pro Rector Ms Kavita Guha captivated the audience. GHS teachers Ms Ronjini Bose Correia, Ms Trina Dasgupta and Ms Gangotri Banerjee provided valuable assistance in the final production of the play.
The august Prize Distribution ceremony ensued soon after followed by GHS choir mesmerizing the audience with 3 songs in Hindi, English and Bengali.
The last two events of the evening were dance recitals ‘Rhythmix’ and ‘Garden of Joy’. The dance recitals were choreographed by Miss Aishee Ganguly and Ms. Meghna Guha Majumdar respectively, both teachers of GHS.
The programme ended with the Grand Finale and the National Anthem.
South Point High School organized Q-Point, Inter-School Quiz on 10 May 2019 at GD Birla Sabhaghar. The GHS team was represented by Indrayani Bhadra (Class XII), Abhrajit Bhattacharyya (Class XI), Shubhrajit Bhattacharyya (Class XI) and Shaon Malik (Class X). The quiz was conducted by Mr. Charanpreet Singh.
After several rounds of grueling quizzing, GHS was placed second. The team won a cash prize of INR.10,000/- along with a trophy and certificates. The team was trained and accompanied by Ms. Nabanita Ghosh.
Garden High School hosted the Annual Inter-School Quiz Competition on 26 April 2019. A total of 14 schools participated in the event. The quizmaster Mr Charanpreet Singh conducted the quiz in two phases: a preliminary written round followed by an oral round. Delhi Public School, Ruby Park picked up the Winning trophy, followed by Modern High School in Second position. The Third place was bagged by Delhi Public School, Newtown. GHS Rector, Mr Indranath Guha gave away the trophies and the prizes at the end of the event.
‘Dramebaazi’ organized its second season of workshops in creative arts on 28 April 2019 at ICCR. Students of Garden High School participated in several workshops including poetry writing, kalaripayattu, chhau dance, creative writing and extempore speech.The participants were Moksh Banerjee, Samraat Samiksh Sen, Rannvijay Roy, Taurai Saha, Pritika Paul and Richik Chakraborty.
Aaranyak Ray, currently of Class VII secured the 1st position in the Class VI category of Inter-School Mathematics competition, Mio Amore Mathemazic 2019. He also received an annual scholarship from Mio Amore.
On 20 April 2019, at a glittering ceremony in Kala Mandir, Aaranyak received the award from eminent scientist Dr. Bedabrata Pain.
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.
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.