Gurgaon Progressive School Conference 2015
RIDGE VALLEY SCHOOL
Gurgaon Progressive School Conference 2015- REPORT
Date – 14 February 2015
Venue – Galaxy Hotel sector 15, Gurgaon
Conference attended by – Ms. Guneet Ohri, Principal Ridge Valley School and Ms. Gunjan Tomar
Report on Gurgaon Progressive School Conference –
It was a proud moment for RVS to be a part of Gurgaon Progressive School Conference 2015.
In 1987, CBSE brought out a publication titled, “Freedom to learn and freedom to grow through Sahodaya School Complexes” (SSCs) which characterized “SSCs” as a voluntary association of schools in a given area, who through mutual choices, have agreed to come together for a systematic and system-wide renewal of the total educational process. In other words as “Sahodaya” signifies rising together, it identified six areas, to begin with, for collaboration amongst schools of its complex:
1. Educative Management
4. Professional Growth of Teachers
5. Value-Oriented School Climate
3 Human Resource Mobilization
6. Vocationalisation of Education.
Through positive promotional efforts, the Board has helped schools come together and form an interactive and sharing relationship. At present, there are 260 such complexes which are active throughout the country, and share and care for each other; particularly those which are in close physical proximity.
CBSE Sahodaya School Complexes (Gurgaon Chapter) is an executive body of 26 leading schools of Gurgaon. The idea was initiated in February 2000 and by May 2000, the association took a final shape and became active.
The Sahodaya is formed to promote and develop social, cultural and educational development amongst the members. The council strives to- (a) Increase capacity building due to the changing socio-eco scenario of Gurgaon (b) Frequent meetings of schools to galvanize professionalism.
As a part of its annual feature every member school hosts interschool activities to enhance the creativity of the students. CBSE Sahodaya School Complexes (Gurgaon Chapter) activities have thus comprised a Book fair, Science Exhibition, Debates, Health Mela, Sports Meet and such other varied activities, which has immensely contributed in providing a rich educational landscape to the students. All these activities are based on the nine Multiple Intelligences.
This year the theme for the conference was ‘CREATING THINKING SCHOOLS’
The conference began with ‘Lighting of Lamp’ ceremony done by Lt. Gen. A.K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd.), Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and many other distinguished guests invited for the conference.
The Lamp Lighting ceremony was followed by the Welcome note and Annual Report read by Ms. Nirmal Yadav, Chairperson GPSC. The conference was divided into various enriching and engaging sessions related to present days education scenarios. The sessions conducted during the conference were –
· Personality Development and Building Self Confidence by Lt. Gen. Narayan Chatterjee
· Creativity and Innovation by Prof. Harish Choudhary (IIT/D)
· Creating Thinking classrooms by Ms. Yasmin Contractor
· Whole Brain Thinking by Dr. Indu Khetarpal
· Role of Technology in Education by Ms. Rupam Sah
These sessions were concluded by Valedictory session by Dr. Sadhana Parashar and summing up session by Ms. Rupa Chakarvarty.
Many schools participated in this conference. It was an enriching experience for us. The conference was an initiative taken by Gurgaon Progressive School to make learning and Education more meaningful for the learner by implementing various programmes to encourage students to become, active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right.