CLUB OFFICE BEARERS 2017
|CLUB/SPECIAL GROUP||PRESIDENT||VICE PRESIDENT||SECRETARY||TREASURER|
|CLEAN||KAVYA TEKRIWAL||NAVYA KHANNA||ANUSHREE PODDAR|
|CONNECT||MANSI MOHTA||DEVANSHI BAID||ANGADA AGARWAL||MEGHNA BOSE|
|CYBERBUZZ||OORJA KEJRIWAL||BHAVYA KASERA||RAJESWARI BOSE|
|DEUTSCHIND||AVNI MOHTA||YUKTA RAJ|
|FOCUS||ARKADEEPRA PURKAYASTHA||OISHI PAL||UPASANA RUNGTA||ANJALI KANODIA|
|FOOTLOOSE||VANSHIKA BANTHIA||AVANI MOHTA|
|IMAGES||YASHITA KANDHARI||SUCHETANA CHOWDHURY|
|LEGACY||VANDITA SARDA||TANISHI SEN||ISHIKA MALOO||ISHIKA BAID|
|MASK||YASHI CHOWDHURY||JIVLEEN BAJAJ||URJA MALANI||SHREEYA GOEL|
|QED||ASHMITA CHAKRABORTY||SAGARIKA MUKHERJEE|
|QUIZTION||MALLIKA BOTHRA||UTTIRNA CHATTERJEE||ANWESHA BANERJEE|
|SAHYOG||VANI KANORIA||SHRADHA PODDAR||NAYANTARA DAS||ANUSHREE PODDAR|
|SCRIBES||DIVISHA JAISWAL||ANOUSHKA CHOUDHURY||ASTHIKA DAS|
|SKYLAB||PRACHI AGARWAL||NAVAMITA SHAH|
|SPICE||MIHIKA RUNGTA||PALLAVI BANSAL||RAJENDRANANDINI MAJUMDAR||VANSHIKA KHOSLA|
|VOICE||SUHASINI DASGOOPTU||ISHA BANERJEE|
|IAYP||JAHNAVI BIYANI||FAIZA HAZARIKA|
|CLUB/SPECIAL GROUP||PRESIDENT||VICE PRESIDENT||SECRETARY||TREASURER|
|GUIDES||COMPANY LEADERS PRAGYA BAGRI, PARIDHI MAHANSARIA|
|BASKETBALL||URVIJA DIWAN||ISHA KEJRIWAL|
NATURE CLUB OF MODERN HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Day & Time: Wednesday, 2:45-3:45
Club Advisors: Dr. R. De, Mrs. P. Dasgupta, Mrs. A. Bhattacharya, Mrs. M. Sengupta, Dr.Susmita Sen
Office Bearers :
CLEAN , the Nature Club stands for "Care & Love for Environment." The club aims at protecting and preserving the environment and its components both outside and within the school community.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
CLEAN-UP DRIVE IN SCHOOL – Everyday, 3-4 girls on each floor and in the garden keep a check on the cleanliness of each floor’s corridor and its classrooms.
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – A paper collection drive held throughout the school in association with “For the environment” and “Collegify”. This paper will be recycled. Modern High placed 1st.
__E-WASTE COLLECTION – _An inter-school competition was organized by ‘Hulladek’, an organization responsible for collecting and recycling electronic wastes. The entire school contributed towards this project. Our school placed 1st.
BIRD WATCHING PROGRAMME – A group of girls went to ‘Santragachi Jheel’ to watch the migratory birds that come only once a year. It was an enjoyable and learning experience for the members of the club.
VISIT TO THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN – The girls visited a man-made butterfly garden at ‘Eco-park’,organized by ‘Nature Mates’. We are now planning to make our own butterfly garden in school.
REFILL MORE – Empty refills collected from the students are given to then pen manufacturers to recycle and make it ready for reuse. This is an initiative by LINC.
VEGETABLE PATCH – The club maintains its very own vegetable patch, where various kinds of vegetables are sown and looked after by the club members. Vegetables such as ladies finger, brinjal and radish are grown.
RECYCLING – Club members make useful articles by recycling waste materials. These are sold during the mini-fete.
• Participated in the ‘No-horn Campaign’ organized by La Martiniere for girls.
• Participated and placed 2nd in the Clean-up drive competition at Victoria Maidan, also organized by La Martiniere for girls.
Presently, the members are working on project BAG IT:Is your life too plastic?
This project involves collection of old cloth which is in turn used to create cloth bags. This serves as an alternative to the use of plastic bags which we know, are harmful for our environment.
Clean Club Fest - 1st and 2nd July
Day & Time: Friday,
Club Advisors: Ms. S Roy, Ms. S Das, Ms. T Roy
Office Bearers (2015-2016):
The community service club CONNECT has been working with two non-government organization : DISHA and CALCUTTA SOCIAL PROJECT (CINI ASHA).
Disha provides meaningful education to the slum children in and around Monohar Pukur Road. Our members not only help the children (age group 6-18) with their co-curricular activities, which include yoga, singing, art, needlework, karate, etc. This is done regularly every week from Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
At Calcutta Social Project CONNECT helps to train girls of age group 18-25 in Spoken English and Computer skills, preparing them to become self supporting.
Members have taken part in a sensitization programme organized by Manovikas Kendra and have tried to spread awareness about the needs of the differently abled people.
An awareness campaign about correct disposal of used syringes was held at Disha Foundation where members enacted a play to enlighten and educate the people.
Old clothes and stationary were collected for the "Sharehouse Charitable Trust" and these were distributed to the underprivileged children in the rural areas.
Members helped the institution of Cerebral Palsy in their fund raising programme by selling cards made by the children of the Institute.
Members made various articles out of recycled materials for the school annual mini-fete.
The activities of CONNECT were also a part of the "Better Kolkata Contest" along with the CLEAN activities.
Ek Jodi Juta
315 pairs of old school shoes were collected from students of Class VI - VIII. In return Titas gave 63 pairs of new shoes which have been donated to 'Ananda' , an organisation which members of Connect work with.
Session with NGO's
Vinita Saraf of Ektara interacted with Connect Club members. Focus was on sensitisation.
Sreela Bose conducted a story telling session with the children of Mobile Learning Centre ( Save the Children ) organised by Connect.
Film Festival in a Box organised by Apne Aap
Day & Time: Tuesday 2.45 - 3.45 pm
Club Advisors: Ms. S.Ray, Ms. T. Haldar
Cyber Buzz is the Information and Technology club of the school. It is a platform for anyone who is interested in the dynamism of the IT world. The objective of the club is to introduce one and all to the colossal world of information and technology and to make students and teachers more technology savvy.
Members are encouraged to learn a wide variety of things ranging from movie making to music mixing, animations and website designing.
An awareness about the IT world is generated through quizzes, group discussions, power point presentations and movies related to technology.
Members study and discuss new technological advances and pioneers in the IT world such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Intra club competitions and games make Cyber Buzz meetings enjoyable for its members.
Day & Time: Friday, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Club Advisors: Ms. S. Singh,Ms S.Jalan & Ms. Sudha Singh
Office Bearers (2015-2016):
DEEPSHIKHA is the Hindi Club. Through this club, we want the students to realize the importance of their mother language, Hindi. Our main motto is to develop an interest in students regarding Hindi and to promote the language.
Day & Time: Monday,
Club Advisors:Ms B.Ghosh and Ms A.Chatterjee
Office Bearers (2015-2016):
Deutschind club is the German club of our school where all students who know the German language by either learning it in the school or outside are welcomed. Our club aims at improving our German language skills. We have a cupboard full of German books in the German Room and the junior members are encouraged to read the books while the senior members guide them. Our club also sends our club members to the various workshops held in Max Mueller Bhavan. Our members have attended the Theatre, Animation, Easter and the Shadow workshop. These workshops help us improve our language skills and teach us cooperation and team work. We have put up two Leselust sessions (Book reading sessions) in Max Mueller Bhavan conducted by Mrs. B Ghosh and Mrs. N Ghosh . In a Leselust, we introduce a German book to the audience. Leselust sessions have always been a fun-filled and learning experience.
Apart from all the enjoyable workshops, our club members have been to Youth Camps in India and in Germany. Our school is one of the four PASCH Schools of Kolkata. Hence, every year two of our school students who belong to our club, are selected on the basis of their language skills are sent to Germany’s International Youth Camp. This year, two class 9 members of Deutschind attended the International Youth Camp from 5th till 25th May held in St. Peter Ording, Germany. It was an amazing experience for them as many other German learners from all around the world came together for 3 weeks. This year, three other students, Tanvi Jain, Palak Kothari and Aparna Chandgothia went for a camp from 16th till 22nd June held in Kerala. The students are generally offered full scholarships for these camps.
This year our club is organizing the Treffpunkt fest, to be held on 19th December, with the help of our club advisors. Two years ago, Deutschind had its first Inter-School Fest in which all the PASCH Schools participated. We look forward to exciting events like Half a Minute, quiz, plays, dance and musical performances. Our club members themselves have written a play in German for this fest and we have been holding drama rehearsals regularly. This year for the fest, the participants will have to put up an exhibition showcasing the German city allotted to them. It was a great success last time and we hope that this year’s fest will be a success as well.
German Exchange Programme
Mr. Achim Elvert, Principal of Gesamtschule Ückendorf (our partner school in Germany) and teachers from the same school, Ms Mareike Raabe and Ms Dunja Heinrich, are visiting Modern High School for Girls for a week from 6th to 12th December. The first two days they interacted with the exchange programme students and took German classes. They were spellbound when they watched the cultural programme at the School Assembly as well as the drill display practice. They visited Victoria Memorial too with our German teachers.
Interaction with Ms. Sweta Banerjee, Masters in Public Health Nutrition
The Deutschind members (German club) of Modern High School for Girls had the opportunity to meet and interact with Ms. Sweta Banerjee, Masters in Public Health Nutrition and currently works for WeltHungerHilfe as a nutrition specialist and also Mr. Till Ludwig, Doctoral Fellow of ZEF Centre for Development and Research, Germany who is currently doing field study for PhD in India. The topic for the day was 'Nutrition and Sustainability ' which was addressed in a way which was interesting and informative.
Through activities and games Ms. Banerjee and Mr. Ludwig addressed the challenges faced by India in terms of nutrition such as undernourishment, stunting, wasting and obesity. At the same time we got an opportunity to interact with a native German speaker which is always beneficial and fun. At the end of the day, we had satisfied smiles, important nutritional information and a better grasp over our language skills.
Four of our girls from the German Club Deutschind were invited to attend a Workshop in a place near Munich. It was a Radio project. They learnt professional techniques to handle Radio Programm like live surveys and Interviews, and sound editing etc. It was an exceptional experience for the girls . They are continuing to work on their next project with their German Partners.
On 4th of October the German club of MHS Deutschind organised a book reading Festival. "KOFFERTHEK"
Meaning "library in briefcase". All the members participated in the presentation of five selected books (all selected by the girls) in very Creative forms . The Goethe Institut's Language, Pasch and Library heads were the Judges. They were highly impressed by the presentations and therefore want now a repeat Performance of the same at Max Mueller Bhavan for other Pasch School teachers and students.
German Camp in Jodhpur
6 students from MHS attended a German youth camp from 28th September to 3rd October in Jodhpur. They were accompanied by Ms A Chatterjee who also took German classes and conducted reading workshops in the camp. There were a total of 76 students from various other states of India. Not only did they attend classes and put up presentations at the camp but also visited the Desert safari and Mehrangarh Fort.
The Travelling Library
The Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata Library together with the Initiative Pasch “Schools: Partners for the Future” has introduced the Travelling Library.
"The travelling Library or Koffer Bilbiothek" is a very popular service which makes Goethe Institute's library resources available among the students, faculty and staff members of your esteemed school.
The "travelling library" includes a range of fiction non-fiction (including popular bestsellers), German language Books, large print, DVDs and audio books for children. Modern High School for Girls has received its first Travelling Library suitcase and it has been set up in the German room of the school.
Three girls from our school and two Boys from Birla high school represented Kolkata at an international German youth Camp in Kerala, in Wayanad organised by the Goethe Institut Kolkata. It was a 6 days Camp . There were German classes everyday along with personality development and leadership training given by professionals. There were cultural activities too through which the children learnt to intermix and also Skills like sportsmanship and Team work were developed. Such Camps are of utmost value and interest to everyone who wishes to go beyond Text books.
German Olympiad at Bangalore
Yukta Raj and Palak Kothari participated in the national round at the German Olympiad at Bangalore. Yukta Raj stood 2nd in the B1 level and received a scholarship to attend a youth camp in Sri Lanka.
Day & Time: The first and third Tuesday of every month, 2:45pm-3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms. A. Sen,Ms R.Kunda
Focus is the photography club of MHS. Our members are those who love photography and want an opportunity to hone their skills. The members take part in a variety of activities as well as cover school events.Though started only in mid-2009, the club has grown by leaps and bounds and now has a large membership.
Our club motto : Click Away!
BULBULS & GUIDES
Friday 2:15 to 3:30 pm
Guide Captains: Ms. C. Sood, Ms. B. Roy, Dr. R. De
Bulbuls are for the juniors (I-V) after which they are sent up to Guides. Guiding aims at character development. It is a non-political, educational, voluntary organization for the youth. Our Guide Company is one of the biggest and most active companies in South Calcutta District. Every Year the senior Guides strive to attain the Rashtrapati Award which brings an honour to the School.
Goa Guide Camp - June 2016
GOA GUIDE CAMP REPORT
On the 4th of June,28 guides of the Modern High School Guide Company assembled at the Howrah Station, accompanied by our Guide Captains, Mrs. Sood and Mrs. Roy. Apprehensive of the 42 hour journey that lay ahead of us, little did we know that the next seven day were going to be some of the most memorable ones.
Day & TimeThe second and fourth Wednesday of every month,2.45-3.45pm
Club Advisors :Ms I Bharadwaj,Ms Sathi Mukherjee, Ms Swati Sen
This club aims at promoting an awareness of our heritage.
Display of artefacts from different states of India
On 13th July Legacy Club organised a display of artefacts from different states of India.
Day & Time: The first and third Wednesday of every month, 2:45-3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms S Banerjee,Ms S Bhattacharya, Ms S Mitra, Ms C Sood
Award Leaders: Ms. C. Sood, Ms. S. Banerjee
MHS also offers the International Award for Young people -India (East Zone), i.e. East Zone Award Authority (EZAA). This is a non-competitive, self-development programme.
Members of IAYP, accompanied by teachers, Ms. S. Banerjee, Ms. C. Sood and Ms. S. Mitra attended an exploration camp at Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh from 28th September to 7th October.
Day & Time: Monday, 2.45pm to 3.45pm
Club Advisors:Ms.M Pramanick, Ms. I. Roy
Images is the Film and Book appreciation club which strives to showcase the best that the cinematic and literary word has to offer.
From Stanley Kubrick to Satyajit Ray in the world of cinema to the likes of Orhan Pamuk to Khaled Hosseini, in the literary spectrum, IMAGES strives to introduce students to an astonishing variety in thought and expression.
Sessions often range from the technical field on how to read “the language” of a film to animated discussions on books and films that the students are presently reading or viewing.
Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:45-3:45
Club Advisors: Ms Sara Singh
Mentor : Mr. P. Datta
The students are in groups, each group comprising of instrumentalists and vocalists. They learn how to harmonize and synchronize music, under the able guidance of Mr. Datta, who is a teacher at the Calcutta School of Music.
Day & Time: Monday, 2:45-3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms P Guha, Ms N Ghatak Rahman
MASK Stands for Mime,Action,Speech and Kinesthetics,MASK is the drama club of MHS.
As its name suggests, MASK believes in an all-round development of the theatre artist, through Script Writing, Light,Prop,Sound and Set designing or Acting itself. To help us achieve this goal,we hold workshops conducted by specially trained professionals in these fields. Apart from workshops, not only do we play various theatre games to hone our skills in all spheres of theatre, but also take part in various Inter school events, including The Patton Padatik One Act Play competition.Each year has something new in store for us.We at MASK make it a point to think out of the box' and to better the best of our potentials.
Day & Time: Thursday, 2:45-3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms A Dutta,Ms A Ghosh,Ms. R. Som
The Mathematics club called "MATHEMAGIC" was started in April 2003 for the junior classes. The club plays a significant role in helping to recognize the aim of teaching mathematics for fun and pastime. It also initiates and develops mathematical expressions among the students.:-
Organising mathematical games, hobbies, projects, discussions, etc.
Preparing mathematical aids and illustrations
Relating the subject with other subjects, life activities and environments.
Every Thursday young minds meet and explore the "beauty" of so called " scary" Mathematics. They do so with numerous puzzles, Tangram, Mobius Strips, solid blocks made out of plane paper,looking around in nature to see how numbers play a vital role in our day to day lives. It is rightly said that 'Nature is all Mathematics'. In the club emphasis is laid on the development of the right spirit among the young members so that they can appreciate the vastness of the subject in the simplest of ways.
Day & Time: Friday, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Club Advisors: Ms. B. Dasgupta, Ms.A Chakravarty,Ms T Bandopadhyay
MAYUKH, the Bengali literary and cultural society of Modern High School for Girls, is a haven for the promotion, preservation, and propagation of Bengali literature, art, and sciences. It is a medium for its members, ranging from Classes 6 to 12, for the appreciation of their rich heritage, as well as heralding in the most modern aspects of new-age Bengal. The club seeks to achieve this rediscovery through debates, quizzes, visual presentations, and appreciation of music and art, while also inculcating the urge to express and create in the members. At the end of the day, Mayukh members admit that Bangla is more than just a part of their curriculum, and is a rather enriching and enjoyable experience.
Day & Time: Tuesday, 2:45-3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms. N. Das, Ms. A. Bhattacharya
The MHS Quiz club or Quiztion began functioning in the year 2001. It covers all forms of Quizzing over a diaspora of topics; ranging from sports to mythology. It organises inter-house quizzes on all levels and trains people to organize and host them. Also to take part in the various inter-school quizzes on a regional as well as national level. Every week a regular and intellectually stimulating discussions on current affairs, sports, entertainment, science and world affairs are taken up by members via quizzes prepared on these topics by the members or by simply sharing information about these. This way all the members develop a rational attitude conducive to their growth as quizzers. We have participated in and won several accolades for several quizzes such as the 91.9 Friends FM Quiz, South Point Quiz, Indian Railways Quiz, LMG Creations Quiz, the BITM Science Quiz, the Cycle Agarbatti Quiz and many more to come.
Ongoing activities are:
Topical quizzes are organised every week by members.
Engaging and intellectually stimulating discussions are held on current affairs and world affairs.
Members are trained in the art of creating as well as participating in quizzes.
Day & Time: Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month,2:45 to 3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms. P. Dutta, Ms N Bhattacharji
General profile : Skylab is our astronomy club. We go beyond the Earth .
Recent Activities : 1.Working on the Astro new letter
2. Visit to B.I.T.M. for a day time astronomy workshop
3. Working on the Skylab club fair
4. Audio visual presentation
5. Quizzes and discussions on out topic- Astronomy
Day & Time: Thursday, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms S Nag, Ms A Agarwal
SPICE , the Cookery Club stands for SPECIALLY PREPARED INTERNATIONAL CUISINE EFFORTLESSLY.
It is a club formed to teach the students the art of cooking. It also helps enhancing the student’s culinary skills as well as teaches them the basic cooking for survival.
Day & Time: Thursday, 2:45-3:45pm (Open to Classes VIII to XII)
Club Advisors: Ms. C. De Bakshi, Ms. J. Mondal, Ms. S. Mitra
VOICE is the speech and drama club- an acronym which stands for Verbalize Oratory Interact Communicate Enact.
"It is said that the biggest fear humans have is death, second only to public speaking, which means that a man would rather lie in a coffin than saying a eulogy"
The speech and debate club of Modern High School for Girls is one of the most active and dynamic clubs in the school that gives our students free reign to do what they love doing the most- talk!
Needless to say, while talking is an activity that comes naturally to almost everyone, articulating and compiling ones thoughts can indeed be a daunting task. This is where VOICE comes in where we aim to hone the talents and skills because we believe that every student should be able to freely communicate her thoughts not only in front of her peers but also in front of an audience who is essentially alien to her. They say practice makes perfect and in VOICE we prune our students by participating in inter-house debates, MUN's , watching movies where articulation is at its acme, attending conferences and debates of a national or international level.
This year, we aim to simulate the SAARC summit which will truly hone the diplomatic skills of our students. VOICE believes in bringing the best of its members and ridding them of the public speaking phobia which a lot of them harbour and it can proudly say that it has managed this with quite aplomb in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Day & Time: Monday, 2.35 to 3.45 pm.
Club Advisors: Ms K Saraf,Ms S Dawn
'Dance is the hidden language of the soul'.
FOOTLOOSE is the Dance Club, introduced in the year 2011. The club enhances the dancing skills of each member and allows a platform to showcase their talent. It welcomes all forms of dancing ranging from 'ballet', 'salsa' to 'bharatnatyam'.
QED (Science Club)
Day & Time: Every Thursday of the month, 2:45 to 3:45pm
Club Advisors: Ms. M. Patra, Ms. S. Das, Dr. S. Sen
QED is the new science club of Modern High School. QED stands for ‘Quad Eract Demonstrandum’ which means ‘What was to be proven has been demonstrated’. The club is open to students from classes VI to VIII. The club was set up with the sole objective of getting rid of science phobia and making science interesting for the students with the help of simple practical experiments, presentations, etc. Under the able guidance of the teachers mentioned above, this club is all set to make science interesting and fun for Modern High School girls. So all of you who love science and all those of you who do not, should join this club and experience something new!
The girls viewed cells from a specimen prepared from an onion for the first time.
Mindspark is a computer based self-learning programme that helps the child improve his/her skills in Maths.It allows each student to follow a learning path that is based on his need.
Focus on understanding
Addressing common errors & misconceptions
Clearing basic concepts and building strong fundamentals. Mindspark has a built in adaptive logic that allows a student to move at her own pace, depending on the level of comfort in a particular concept.