South Kolkata District Level Annual Inter Flock Competition

The Bulbul Flock participated in the South Kolkata District Level Annual Inter Flock competition on Saturday 29 September 2018.

This is an opportunity to showcase their proficiency in the various skills and knowledge acquired as young Bulbuls over the last 2 – 3 years. There were 5 areas of competence and we came 1st in 3 and 2nd in the remaining 2 and were therefore declared OverAll Winners !    CONGRATULATIONS to all the Bulbuls and their Flock leaders



Golfing away through sun and rain, our students participated in an Inter-school Golf Tournament held at Tollygunge Club. Navyaa Nahata and Tvisha Sanganeria of class 5 came second.



The children of Upper KG celebrated Earth Day on 23rd April 2018 in the school garden by planting saplings and sowing seeds. They all wore green hair bands or clips to signify that they were working towards making their planet green and pollution free.




After winning the local.and national rounds, Yukta Raj (Class XII) and Mayukhi Ghosh (Class X) are on their way to Germany to attend the International German Olympiad Finals 2018 in Freiburg.   They are the only candidates representing India among 76 other countries.   All the best!







Yukta Raj and I, Upasana Ghosh were two of the five lucky students, accompanied by Mrs. Anita Mitra of Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhavan, from Kolkata who got selected to attend a Youth Congress in Düsseldorf for one week in June. The conference was being organised by the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf, Germany. The 10 participants from Kolkata and Mumbai were given accommodation at The Lindner Congress Hotel from where we would take the bus or the Rheinbahn each day to go to the Junges Schauspiel where the conference was actually being held. There were also participants of German nationality from in and around Düsseldorf. On the first day we went to the city where we were introduced to all the participants, we played ice-breaking games and did a little sight-seeing. We also went up the Rheinturm which is 170 metres high and the tallest telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf.

There were three workshops that were being conducted and each participant chose one. Yukta chose the workshop “Future Music”- a music workshop- under the guidance of sound designer Marco Schretter. I chose the acting workshop conducted by the actor Kilian Ponert- “I”. The third workshop was “Mira” by theatre educator Laura Cadio. Every day we would attend our respective workshops for more than 5 hours with occasional coffee breaks, lunch and dinner. We were also very fortunate to listen to lectures being given on various topics such as “Correlations” by economist Sara Siakala, “Belonging” by sociologist and author Raffaela Then and “Engagement” by political scientist Bhakti Bhave from Mumbai. They spoke about the various problems being faced all over the world and told us how we as responsible citizens of the future can do our little bit in order to achieve a sustainable society. We were also made aware about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- goals set by the United Nations in order to achieve sustainability by 2030.

We also watched a German play “Paradies” at the theatre and a Marathi play “Y” – performed by the Maharashtra Cultural Centre from Pune. Both these plays were similar as they dealt with sensitive topics such as terrorism. The German play was spectacular and the actors did a mind-blowing job. One of the best and most enjoyable experiences of the conference was the “Bollywood Party” that was held on Saturday night. We, the Indians, wore traditional Indian clothes that made all the Germans look at us in awe and admiration. We danced to familiar Bollywood tunes and also taught all our German friends typical Bollywood steps that they had seen in movies and this went on till late at night.

The last day was where each workshop had to present themselves to show what they had learnt in the previous three days. Families and relatives of the German participants were invited to the Theatre and the presentations were open to all. We all came together to put up great shows by our respective workshops and our hard work paid off as the performances were appreciated by all. The saddest thing was that those four wonderful days came to an end very soon. We were disappointed to say our goodbyes to everyone so soon. But, each one of us has made good friends who we will be in contact for a long time. The participants from Kolkata were lucky to have an extra day for shopping because our flight was later at night. We went to the city and bought chocolates and small souvenirs for our family and friends. I also met my pen-pal on the last day when she came over to meet me from Essen. I feel this was one of our most memorable experiences as we not only gained knowledge and information from the conference but also enjoyed ourselves and made long-lasting friendships. I would like to thank our teachers Mrs. Chatterjee and Mrs. Ghosh for giving us this opportunity to go to Germany and be a part of this wonderful experience. I would also like to thank Mrs. Anita Mitra for being with us at every step of the trip, looking after us and letting us enjoy ourselves to the fullest.  



SPO 2018


5th to 26th May 2018 – the most unforgettable days of our lives

We were very excited because our school had chosen us for a Youth Camp. On 5th May, we travelled to St. Peter Ording. There we found many participants who came from various countries, namely India, Thailand and the Phillipines. Initially, they were complete strangers, but now it is so difficult to think of life without them.

As we were in North Germany, the word “Moin” was enough to convey a hearty greeting. After an examination, we were divided into four classes. The funniest thing we did was the tongue-twister which we all learnt together. There was not a single minute of the classes which was boring. We played different games, conducted interviews and directed and compiled a music video, all to improve our German and have fun at the same time!

We went for many excursions to the Kiel University, Hamburg Art Gallery, Hansa Park and so many more. Of course, we did a massive shopping haul of clothes and souvenirs. And how can one forget the innumerous chocolates and gummybears! We enjoyed ourselves at the parties, which took place one a week. We were given the opportunity to participate in so many activities- climbing, cycling, swimming, arts and craft and Go Carting to name just a few. Our caretakers were extremely nice and helpful. The landscape, with the gentle banks and stretching salt marsh appeared to be a beautiful painting. The weather was perfect for us to sit at the beach till late, marvelling at the towering lighthouse and collecting colourful seashells.

Time flew so quickly and the camp was over in the blink of an eye! The bonding between all of us was so deep that not one lasted through the farewell party without tears in their eyes. Whenever I think about north Germany, the memories come flooding back like a river. After this course, we were richer in memories, friendships and of course, our German language skills. Although I travelled back to India, my soul still soars back to the North sea coast.

Mayukhi Ghosh(X B) and Sneha Das(X A)



Travelling to Germany for the exchange programme meant meeting our new German friends,having lots of fun with them, communicating more in German and getting to learn about the German culture. 13 of us along with our German teachers, Mrs. A. Chatterjee and Mrs. B. Ghosh  reached Duesseldorf airport on the 3rd May 2018. Our partners ,their families and the teachers welcomed us with flowers , balloons and lots of love. We drove with our host family to Gelsenkirchen and spent the rest of the day with them.

These fourteen days were one of the best days of our lives. We went to school with them, played  german sports and also created our own games based on the German and Indian sports as a part of our project, ‘Der Rhythmus des Lebens’ (The Rhythm of Life). We also had a lot of fun with our partners and their friends .We went for shopping , ate german food like Currywurst and went for bowling too.  We also had two days of Hiphop cum Bollywood dance workshop. Along with all the fun we worked continued to work on our games . We created rules and details such as precautions , materials  and mistakes to be avoided. We  also made a day trip to Köln to visit the Deutsch Olympia Sport Museum. We also visited the Koelner Dom .We went up the tower of the Dom (1,576 meters high).

To facilitate research for our project we got the opportunity to visit the  'Schalke Arena' (football stadium).

Finally before leaving on the 16th of May ,we had a ' Abscheidsparty' where we bid farewell to our partners ,their  families and teachers.

It was a wonderful experience in Germany . Our partners had become our best friends not only for those fourteen days but for the rest of our lives . 

Rwiti Chakraborty
9B


Distinguised Allumnae



Little steps to make our earth 'Future Ready'.

Earth Day was celebrated by the students of the Junior school on 20.04.2018.

To promote environmental awareness, the students of class 5 took up the mission to make the school a 'zero garbage zone'.Armed with their broom, rubber gloves and masks, they cleaned up the school garden, corridors and also collected paper waste from the classrooms.Posters and slogans inviting all to 'Go Green' and ways to make the world 'Future ready' was made by them.

The students of class 4 used recycled waste to make mobiles highlighting the different ways to save 'Planet Earth'.The stress was more on the Theme of earth Day 2018--SAY NO TO PLASTIC. They even tried their best to avoid bringing plastic items to school on that day.

The students of class 3 showed their love for the Earth by their artistic skills in drawing the 'Googly Globe' and colorful clouds.They gathered information from the videos shown in class and also wrote facts they had got on their activity sheets.


Ms. Anita Mitra and Ms. Laura Diekmann from Goethe Institute Kolkata conducted an Inter-cultural workshop for our Indo-German exchange programme group. The workshop was very informative for the students and enhanced their inter cultural understanding. The students will be travelling to Germany to visit their partner schools (Gesamtschule Ückendorf, Gelsenkirchen and Ricarda Huch Gymnasium , Gelsenkirchen)  in May 2018. 



Along with language, culture of a country, plays a pivotal role in any exchange programme. Our Indo-German exchange programme students and teachers  participated in an intercultural seminar 'Fit for Germany' on 8th April 2018 at Max Mueller Bhavan conducted by Mrs. Vaishali Karmakar,Project Head - South Asia, Intercultural Management, Goethe Institute Mumbai.

It was designed to address the important issues in intercultural communication. It dealt with the general Do's and Dont's, a brief overview of the history, patterns of communication among many other things. The workshop was an enriching experience for all the students and teachers.



On 8th February 2018 the students of classes 3, 4 and 5 went for a picnic to the Eco Park. They were mesmerized by the Seven Wonders of the World. The walk on the Great Wall of China and a peek into the  inside of a Pyramid was truly amazing.




'Blissfully Blytonian' was an inter school meet hosted by the Junior section of Mahadevi Birla World Academy on 31st January 2018. Students of classes 3, 4, and 5 took part in this event dedicated to Enid Blyton whose books continue to be a childhood favourite.

An array of activities fostered cognitive and kinesthetic agility among the students.In particular, the importance of amicable teamwork and compatibility were inculcated,as teams were organised by merging the participating schools. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event. All participants were given certificates and badges.




Anna Rossié, a magical storyteller from Germany, performed Japanese fairy tales with “Kamishibai” for class 5 German students of our school as well as students from other schools of the city. The event was organised by Goethe Institut, Kolkata and was hosted by MHS.



Students of the junior department participated in and won the Inter School relay held at Mahadevi Birla World Academy on 21 December 2017.

Students of the Junior Department of Modern High School for Girls came first in the Inter School Relay held at Maha Devi Birla World Academy. Mrs Confectioner was a Guest of Honour in the MBWA Annual Sports.




The children had a Christmas party in the class. They made a savoury (using pizza sauce, cheese etc) & a dessert (using  chocolate/ jam with colourful garnishing) with cream cracker biscuits.



Inter School Kho Kho Tournament - Mitr was held on 23rd and 24th of November 2017 at our school grounds.



The children were taken to Lion's Safari Park on 20th December 2017 for an outing. They enjoyed playing in the play area, saw the rabbits & the fountain and finally took a long walk around the park.



The Primary department of Modern High School for Girls celebrated the spirit of Christmas with great joy and cheer. Children came to school wearing Santa caps and various Christmas headbands. The classrooms were decorated with Christmas craft made by the students themselves. The celebrations included singing of Christmas carols, picnics in the garden and delicious treats. Children brought cupcakes and decorated them on their own. The high light was when Santa Claus joined the celebrations and danced with the children. Everyone had a great time.




Class 1s learning Geometry in a happy way.



The Inter House Badminton Tournament was won by the following :

 Doubles:

1st - Jasmine - Brishti Daruka 5 C, Shrestha Thoria 5 A

2nd - Champak - Yashasvi Sharma 5 D, Avika Agarwal 5 B



The winners of the Inter-House Table tennis are -

Doubles - 

1st - Jasmine - Brishti Daruka 5 C, Flora G Bavishi 5 C

2nd - Rose - Arshia Gupta 4 D, Deepshika Dutt 3 D




The teachers and students from our German partner schools (Gesamtschule Ückendorf, Gelsenkirchen and Ricarda Huch Gymnasium, Gelsenkirchen) arrived on 15th November 2017 and will be in Kolkata till the 27th of November.



Children enjoyed making the little booklets by sticking and drawing pictures of the food and non food gifts we get from plants.



The Bulbuls of classes 2, 3, and 4 went for an overnight camp on the 25th and 26 th of November 2017 to Bishnupur.

They visited the Terracotta  temples built by the king of Malla dynasty in the 16 th century.

Obstacle race, knotting,the grand campfire were among the many activities that they enjoyed thoroughly.

The camp was an educative as well as a fascinating one.




10 of our students went for the inauguration of the country’s first Confucius Classroom. These class five students are studying Mandarin as their third language under the aegis of The School of Chinese Language. The girls performed a dance routine as well as recited some sayings of Confucius in both Chinese and English. Our participation was appreciated by all.






Children's day was celebrated on 13 November 2017 for Class Nursery - Class II in Modern High School for Girls.Classrooms were decorated with streamers and balloons.Children were all dressed up in colourful clothes. They were taken out to the garden for various fun-filled activities. There were story - telling sessions too for the toddlers. Teachers of Primary department had also put up a dance show for the children.The theme for the same was 'Unity in diversity'. Children were awestruck to see their teachers dance on stage in colourful costumes. They thoroughly enjoyed the show.



The exchange group students cooked the recipes in the school lab. The recipes were created by them and feature in the food calendar. 








On 31 October and 1 November the children of Lower KG watched an innovative performance ‘Woodbeat’ in School. It was organised by ‘Think Arts’ in collaboration with renowned German artists. It was a marvellous show which encouraged creativity and imagination and the very young audience enjoyed it thoroughly. 



The students of Class 5 of our school who study Chinese as third language were invited to 'Happy Chinese Day' on Monday, November 6, 2017. This was held at Xuanzang Temple (Huang Tsang Monastery),Kolkata. The programme was jointly organised by The Chinese Consulate and The School of Chinese Language.








Franziska Speiser,  our intern from Germany,  has been taking German classes in the school, as well as been conducting weekly presentations followed by quiz for classes III, IV and V. Her sessions were not only fun but also very enriching and informative.



The students of the Junior Dept. celebrated Independence Day by focusing on PEACE. Highlighting Gandhiji's philosophy, they also touched on eminent personalities whom he influenced, like the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and even Albert Einstein and John Lennon.

 

Let us hope this message spreads not just to all corners of our country but also resounds around the world.


Inter School Swimming


Students of the Junior Department participated in the Interschool Aquatic meet organised by Mahadevi Birla World Academy on the 5th and 6th of July 2017.

Parthana Rai of class 5A won gold medals in both Butterfly and Freestyle and a silver one in Backstroke. 
Aishani Sarkar of class 5D won a gold medal in Backstroke and silvers in both Butterfly and Freestyle.

The relay team --Prarthana Rai 5A, Aishani Sarkar 5D, Saanvi Fatepuria 5C, and Tanisha Das 4D won the gold medal. 
They were the Overall Champions in the Junior Level category. 

 


Hotel Management


Classes I and II Celebrating Independence Day


Celebrating Independence Day with Lower & Upper KG


Class II Science Project


The Class II children were taken to the Bio lab to see a real skeleton & models of the organs inside our body as a part of their class project. It was a great learning experience for the children.

 


Independence Day


The students of the Junior Dept. celebrated Independence Day by focusing on PEACE. Highlighting Gandhiji's philosophy, they also touched on eminent personalities whom he influenced, like the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and even Albert Einstein and John Lennon.

Let us hope this message spreads not just to all corners of our country but also resounds around the world.

 


Class III Skype Activity


On Thursday morning, 30 August, our students of Class III had an interactive session on the Skype with Class III students of JG International School, Ahmedabad. It was an enriching experience for both the schools. The students of JG International asked questions about West Bengal which our students answered and explained with interesting aids and props. It was an exciting session of exchange of information between the two schools. The words of a class III student ‘what an awesome time we had’ indeed describes how much the girls enjoyed the Skype interaction.