Jodhamal Juniors Celebrated Graduation Day

Jodhamal Public School celebrated Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony with great fervour and gaiety. Mrs Sarla Kohli, retired Principal of GGM Science College was the Chief Guest while Mrs. Rohini Aima, Principal cum Vice Chairperson of Jammu Sanskrit School and Dr. Renu gupta, Principal Army Public School Damana were the guest of honour at the occasion.

The program began with traditional lighting of lamp by the Chief Guest, Trustee Mr. Nandan kuthiala, Director Mrs. Arati kuthiala, Dr. Renu Gupta & Mrs. Rohini Aima, thereafter Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist extended a warm welcome to all the guests and parents. He congratulated all the kids and wished them best for the future endeavour. Mr Bist said that the management is looking forward for the better prospects for each child entering the portals of Jodhamal and aiming at greater height.

The day witnessed various cultural programs with an innovative theme right from pre nursery to UKG. Like Shiv Tandav performed UKG opals and GOA’N dance from UKG rubies and SUFI dance from UKG corals, SALSA from prenursery, JAZZ from LKG and skating being the main event which stole the show! In addition a spectacular performance was given by Koustabh and Suryansh performing dhol and tabla which was praised by one and all.

Later, Mrs. Neetu Johri, co-ordinator pre primary wing presented the annual report, showing accolades and laurels notched by the students. Kindergarten is the first experience in schooling where the child moves from his mothers loving lap into the fond hands of the teacher. The proud parents of the students were present to witness the ceremony when their little darlings wore the graduation caps and gowns and held their graduation scrolls firmly in their hands.

The graduation ceremony was indeed a true culmination of three years enrichment program consisting of pre nursery, LKG and UKG. The chief guest and guest of honour awarded the graduation diploma to the students who had completed the three year program at last. At the culmination vote of thanks was presented by the Principal where he extended special thanks to the Vice Principal Monika Sethi, all the coordinators: Mrs. Nandini bakshi, Mrs. Sonia mahajan, Mrs. Neetu Johri and All the pre primary teachers and supporting staff for their restless efforts to make the function a great event. Mr. Bist said that the best part of the program was the happy and confident students who came to the stage, performed well on the stage with a smile on their faces and conquered the hearts of each one present among the audience. A happy child is the first step towards a successful child and “Jodhamal has really been successful in their endeavour to bring the happiness in the each child entrusted to it” said Trilok Singh Bist.

 

Five Days IGNCA-SPIC MACAY Collaborative Kathak Workshop at Jodhamal

A Five Days IGNCA-SPIC MACAY collaborative Workshop got kick started at JOdhamal today where almost 50 students from Junior to senior students of Jodhamal took part in the Kathak Workshop conducted by the Reknowned Kathak Maestro Mrs. Prerana Shrimali of the Jaipur Gharana of Kathak. Mrs. Shrimali is the receipeint of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award for brilliant kathak and is now a Formal Guru for Kathak.

SPIC MACAY Coordinators Mrs. Sapna Sangra & Mrs. Seema Rohmitra had been very instrumental in getting this opportunity to the students of Jammu City for the first time. The day started with the lighting of the inaugural lamp by Prerana Shrimali Ji , Seema Rohmitra JI, Sapna Sangra Ji & the principal of the school Trilok Singh Bist whose interest in art, music and culture attracts all such activities at Jodhamal. Trilok Singh Bist gave a brief introduction of the resource person who came under the aegis of Spic Macay sponsored by Indira Gandhi National Cultural Academy New Delhi. Shrimali is an excellent exponent of Kathak and she took the session with both the kids who knew a little bit of Kathak and the one’s who were just new to it. Students of Grade XII really enjoyed this experimentation of inculcating these values among the students of Jodhamal through this workshop. All kids equivocally praised the standard of the workshop and had a very enriching experience during the day and are looking forward to more of Kathak in the coming four days. Shrimali was assisted by Vishwadeep a Kathak teacher from Pathankot and was also assisted by the Kathak teachers of Jodhamal namely Aadi Upadhyay & Shruti Bakshi both disciples of Narayan Guruji from Jammu. One and all appreciated the collaborative work of Art and Music department of Jodhamal since the Rangoli made on the theme for this workshop was beautiful and the art teachers pitched in for it to get the ambience. Music Teachers Poonam Mahajan & Sahil Kumar also contributed for singing and table respectively to make it all inclusive for the staff & students. Principal Trilok Singh Bist on the first day of the workshop said that such activities in schools are a must for creating interest and sensitizing our students towards our own culture and heritage which has a lot of craze all over the world but our kids are getting detached from our own roots. The first day of the workshop came to a close with a lot of enthusiasm among the participants and they all are looking forward to tomorrow.

 

JODHAMAL students excel internationally

Every year students of around 19 countries participate in the IAIS(International assessment for Indian Schools)conducted by the, University of New South Wales, Australia, (EAA-UNSW) in partnership with Macmillian.Kanishka Kapoor of class 3 of Jodhamal Public School created a record by securing the highest gradein Mathematics among all participating students from India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran,Iraq,Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal,Oman,Pakistan, Qatar,SaudiArabia,Sri Lanka, Indonesia and UAE in 2016-17. High Distinction is awarded to the top 1percentof high scorers among the total students assessed, while Distinction is awarded to the top 10 percent of high scorers among the total students assessed.43 children from class 3 to 11 have also been awarded High Distinction and Distinction Certificates from the University ofAustralia for the subjects, English, Mathematics, Science and Digital technologies.This assessment gives valuable diagnosis of student’s academic skills and provides a comprehensive picture of Individual learning areas, which is cultivated in the interactive classrooms here at Jodhamal. The school management and Principal, MrTrilok Singh Bist, congratulated the winners and felicitated them in a special assembly in the school.

 

SMVD Narayana Hospital Conducted the Workshop on Stress Management at Jodhamal

SMVD NarayanaSuperspeciality Hospital in collaboration with Jammu Links conducted a Stress Management Workshop for the Board Students of Jodhamal Public School who are appearing for the Boards this March for Grade X & Grade XII. A total of 374 students witnessed the Stress Management Workshop wherein the Resource Person was Dr. AnkushSharma , Consultant Neurologist at SMVD NarayanaSuperspeciality Hospital and Payal Jain from Jammu Link also gave a pep talk to the students. Dr. Ankush told the students that Stress is a psychological disorder which arises when one is not keeping the day to day work under the control throughout the year and at the end of the year the students get stressed up as so much gets piled up in the process and they are not able to handle. So he told kids not to get stressed but be meticulous in their planning for the preparation. He said the mind and body coordination is a must for living in a stress free environment. Payal Jain from Jammu Links also talked on why the percentage doesn’t matter in the job market and how parents give the stress to the students by expecting the unrealistic results from their kids. Principal JodhamalTrilok Singh Bistalso told the students to be cool and calm and yet work very hard in the right direction to achieve the required goal.Dr. Ankush had some activities with the students where the body and brain coordination was needed and most of the students could not do it the way it was needed and hence he told that since he was giving no time for the mind and body coordination and the students got stressed up and simple thing like clapping on a certain number was not followed by them. Hence he advised the students to be stress free and for that they need to follow whatever time table they have made for themselves during the preparation time. Senior Coordinator( CCA) NandaniBakshi gave the vote of thanks and thanked Dr. Ankush and Payal Jain for sparing their valuable time and be there to talk to the students of Jodhamal Public School. Just before the Stress Management Session Jodhamal organized a Good Luck Hawan for the Board Students to invoke the Gods to bless the Dear students for their Exams and also to ensure that Gods and Goddesses stay with the kids during the Boards. Present on the occasion were Monika SethiVicePincipalJodhamal, KashishKhosla, Abhishek&Ameet Raina from Narayana Hospital and all senior teachers and HODs from Jodhamal.

 

Jodhamal School Conducts Career Counseling Session for Parents

Sahodaya School Complex Jammu chapter conducted the Teachers Workshop at Jodhamal Public School on Capacity Building with the Main Focus on Phonetics & Effective Classroom Management wherein teachers from almost 20 schools affiliated to Jammu Sahodaya participated with full urge to learn more to deliver more in their respective schools. The first session on Phonetics was taken by the highly acclaimed Resource Person Mr. Rajesh Rathore , the Principal G D Goenka School Jammu. Mr. Rathore made the concept of phonetics so crystal clear to all participants that they all felt the benefit of attending the workshop under the aegis of Jammu Sahodaya. Mr. Rathore focused on the correct pronunciation and diction of the teachers to percolate down the correct English to the gen next. He also took a small session on how to use the dictionary effectively using the phonic sounds and how to learn to put the right stress at the right word and how to make the phonic transcription. All teachers enjoyed the activities conducted for the phonetic understanding of English. Ninety Teachers from Twenty schools attended this workshop and some of them were APS Nagrota, APS Jammu Cantt, Jammu Sanskriti Jammu &Kathua, JK Public School Kathua, SOS Herman Gyminer, Model Academy, , Stephen International, Sainik School Nagrota, BSF Paloura, APS Damana, APS Kaluchak, DPS Udhampur, DBN Amarvilla, Springdales, Rich Harvest, Calliope Akhnoor, SantBalYogeshwarBhartiyaVidyaMandir, APS Bidibari etc. made it to this fruitful workshop. The second session was taken by the President Jammu Sahodaya Mr. Trilok Singh Bist the Principal Jodhamal Public School on the Effective Classroom Management. Bist gave a very practical view of the present day classrooms and how much distraction today’s kids have and how much more challenging is it to manage the classroom that too effectively without hampering the relationship between the teacher and taught. Wonderful PPT and videos made the session very interesting with the role plays by the teachers on the classroom management. Each teacher at the end had to fill up the feedback form and give their suggestions on how can Sahodaya help in developing a Learning Community without any discrimination and that too for all schools together to live up to the ethos of Sahodaya “ Rising Together in Unison”…. Vote of thanks was presented by Vice Principal Jodhamal Public School Mrs. Monika Sethi and mementos were presented to the resource persons by CCA Coordinator Mrs. NandiniBakshi. Trustee NandanKuthiala and Director AratiKuthiala also appreciated the initiative taken by Mr. Rajesh Rathore& Mr. Trilok Singh Bist to join hands to conduct this Capacity Building Workshop in the interest of all the Sahodaya Schools of Jammu City. Mr. Trilok Singh Bist thanked all the participants and their respective Principals for the cooperation extended to make this workshop such a successful one .

 

SahodayaTeacher’s Capacity Building Workshop at Jodhamal

Jodhamal Public School conducted the Career Counseling Session for the students of Grade X and their Parents in the school OAT where the parents and students were counselled on how and what subjects to take to make their passion come on the surface. The Session started with the formal welcome by the Principal Trilok Singh Bist and the Lighting of the Lamp by Mr. & Mrs. Sanjay Sharma the parents of Khushi Sharma who were the early birds to this session along with the Vice Principal Monika Sethi and Adm Officer Bharat Bhushan Sharma. Resource person to this session was the school Principal Himself and started his session with a Video where he focussed on the Hard Work and Success. Bist said that people say that Hard work is the key to success but in this 21st Century Hard Work in the right direction is actually the key to success and not just the hard work. Some times a child is putting in a lot of efforts and still the results are not the expected ones and on the research it says the choice of subjects after class X make a lot of impact on a child's personality. Right choice of subjects after the realistic options in mind if we select the subjects then there is no reason for a child to be not to be successful. All the parents were asked to take some time and have a man to man talk with their children to help them in deciding the choice of subjects for the betterment of their children. All parents were told of more than 250 conventional and non conventional courses in which their kids can go in for and were asked to encourage their kids for living their passions since at the end of a day if a parent has to make a choice between a successful child or a happy child will always prefer their children's happiness over anything. Whether science or commerce or humanities depends on the right choice of subjects at Grade XI and tapping the potential of a child and honing them in that direction only will bring the best out of a child and Bist insisted on getting the parents brainstorm and ask a lot of counselors online or otherwise to find out the hidden talent of their child to support him or her and make them put in a lot of hard work in the right direction to make a difference. All the parents were very happy to be a part of this Counseling Session and students were also told that there is a unique key for all locks and only one key can open that lock similarly each child is unique and each child has some talents and potential and putting the right key to unlock the right career for a child will make the the child flourish in the chosen field. Students and parents who were the part of this session appreciated the complete program and felt that they got a lot of insight into the career options and even the students of grade X were happy to know about almost 250 career options for them since they felt only Engineering and Medical and CA were the only the choices for the students but in the Session they came to know of all unconventional career options like Fashion Designing, Jewellery Designing, Auctuaral Sciences, Medical Transcription, Army, Navy , Air force and Merchant Navy, Company Secretary, Advertisements, Event Management , IAS, KAS, IES, and so on and so forth. The Session came to a close with the introduction of all the PGTs of Jodhamal and a video on how and why should an Educational System have the same yardstick to measure everybody's capability and why should a fish be made to climb trees to get educated. On this note the Counseling Session came to a close with vote of thanks by the Vice Principal Monika Sethi.

 

JODHAMAL GIVES NEW WINGS TO THE STUDENTS THROUGH POLIFEST

The Political Science department of Jodhamal Public School organised the first annual Political Science Event POLIFEST where fifteen different schools participated from Jammu and Punjab. The event involved a power point presentation followed by a debate competition on the topic “Global Citizenship-A Growing Concern For Developing Economies”. The beginning of the event was marked by a documentary on refugees prepared by the students of humanities stream of JMPS and followed by the power point presentation by the students of different schools. Among the participating schools were GGHSS Mubarak Mandi, GGHSS canal road, GGHSS Shastri Nagar, GHSS Channi, GGHSS Rehariand the Private schools from Jammu & Punjab. This was an initiative of Jodhamal Public School to provide an opportunity to both Govt. as well as Private Convent Schools to be at one platform to learn from each other. The students in both the competitions showcased a marvellous display of their concerted efforts in research work and witnessed a wonderful exchange of ideas related to the most pertinent topic at the global level. The chief guest for the first season of POLIFEST was Hon’ble Justice (RETD.) O.P SHARMA and the guest of honour was Mr Naveen chopprathe renowned educationist and the panel of Judges for the event involved Prof.M.Tajjudin HOD Political Science,University of Jammu, Dr SeemaRohmetra Assistant professor Law School, University of Jammu and Dr Seema SharmaSr.Assistant professor Law School ,University of Jammu. The Chief Guest along with the Guest of Honour congratulated the school management ,teachers and students for conducting such innovative exchange programms where the students from both public and private sector are provided with a common platform to explore new dimensions of learning. In debate the first position was bagged by MansimranjotKour from DAV Public School Amritsar and Asees Kaur of Jodhamal, the second and third prize was lifted respectively by Alisha and Rehana from GGHSS MubaarakMandi .In the Power Point Presentation the first prize was won by HarshvardanOberoi and KrishnamVaid from DAV Public School Amritsar, the second position was shared by Riya Thappa and Sanya Sharma from GGHSS mubaarakMandi and Manpriyakour and Nidhi Singh from Presentation Convent High Secondary School and the third prize was lifted by Shivam Sharma and Nishta Aggarwal from Model Academy school. The Principal of JMPS Mr Trilok Singh Bistand Vice Principal Ms.MonikaSethi applauded the students for their concerted efforts and appreciated the efforts put in by their mentor Mubeen Butt PGT Political Science. He also appreciated AbhaasVerma in extending his uncanning support to make POLIFEST a huge success. The best thing about this Polifest is this was a Programme for the students, by the students and of the students that too of both Government and Private School student’s… Over All Trophy for the First Season of Polifest was bagged by D A V Amritsar with their astonishing performance. Judges on this event Dr.SeemaRomitra and Dr.Seema Sharma joined Prof.Tajjudin in appreciating the involvement of Government Schools to get them also an exposure with their counterparts in the Private Schools. Govt School students were found very confident although a little here and there the diction and pronunciation problems made them feel a little nervous at times but as the show went on there was no inhibitions among these kids which had been the biggest success of this Annual Event at Jodhamal. Present on the occasion were NandanKuthiala the Trustee of Jodhamal, AratiKuthiala the Director , Jodhamal , coordinators Ranju Malhotra, UrmilaKaul , Neetu Gupta and many Ph. D. scholars from the PoliticaL Science Department of Jammu University.

 

JODHAMAL STUDENTS WIN AT NATIONALS

In the recently held 12th National Matsogi-Do Championship in Bijapur, Karnataka, teams representing Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Madya Pradesh, Puducherry, Gujarat, Bihar, Delhi and J&K State participated. A total of 11 students of Jodhamal School were members of the J&K Team. Jodhamal students put up a stunning performance and bagged 09 Gold, 08 Silver and 01 Bronze medals. The students, who won the medals are Kanwarwal Singh Sudan 02 Gold and 01 Silver, Aman Gupta, Nikunj Langer, AryaveerChouhan andTejomay Singh one Gold each, Umar Chouhan, Janvi Mahajan &Shruti Suri one Gold and one Silver each. Manya Gupta 02 Silvers and Chetanaya Sharma 2 Silvers and 01 Bronze. The Divisional Commissioner, Bijapur (Karnataka) appreciated and congratulated the entire Jodhamal Team for winning huge bunch of medals in different categories. The President Matsogi-Do Federation of India also felicitated the winners. All the winners were applauded in the special assembly of the school. The school Principal, MrTrilok Singh Bist along with management applauded the students for doing brilliantly well and making the Jodhamal School and J&K State proud. The School Coach Mr Vishal Samrat also acknowledged by the Principal for preparing the students so well.

 

PIFA CONDUCTING FOUR DAYS FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP AT JODHAMAL SCHOOL

The Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) hold a press conference, today at Jodhamal Public School in connection with four days football training camp being organized at Jodhamal Public School Jammu from 27 to 30 Dec 2016. Ms Anjali Shah, Director PIFA said that they have been brigning International coaches for the thirteenth year in a row to India, to conduct football training camps and for the first time this PIFA Camp is coming to Jammu & Kashmir to be conducted at Jodhamal Public School from 27th December to 30th December 2016. Staff & Students of Jodhamal Public School are quite excited for this mega event. During this four day ccamp, experienced youth football FA licensed coaches from Manchester (England) will give football training to the students of Jodhamal School, attending this camp. During the training, the students will be given training basedon the latest methods of training being used by the best international youth academies in the world headed by “UEFA” B licensed coach and “I” league team owner and a MIFA Trained coach from Jammu as well. Ms Anjali Shaha told the press thatPIFA Camps are a compilation of the best training methods used by our partner academies in UK,, Spain,, Germany and Italy. Over 2500 children have attended the thirty PIFA international camps held in the past 12 years. Last year, ninety children benefited from the two camps held in India. This four day programmeat Jodhamalwill include Football Skills training and testing,Fitness testing,Matches,Sports Psychology session,Sports Nutrition session,Injury Prevention Session,Football Quiz,Certificate of participation, and a PIFA Kit. There are around 36 students from Jodhamal Public School who are going in for this International Football Coaching Camp at Jodhamal wherein the Director PIFA, Ms Anjali Shah with Mr.Nirvan Shah FA Level 1 & 2 (English FA) UEFA B License (English FA) AIFF Coach’s Instructor (All India Football Federation) Coach of PIFA Sports FC (I league 2nd division club) National Talent Scout (AIFF) and Mr.Mason Minister FA Level 1 & 2 {Bolton Wanderers FC) Working at Southampton FC (Community Coach) a PIFA Indian Coach , PIFA International Coach from Manchester and PrerakBist, a MIFA Trained Goal Keeper who has played with Manchester United at Manchester will be there to assist the PIFA Coaches in training the budding footballers. The Principal of Jodhamal School, MrTrilok Singh Bist, Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi and Administrative Officer, Mr B.B Sharma were also present at the press conference.

 

PIFA CONDUCTING FOUR DAYS FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP AT JODHAMAL SCHOOL

The Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) hold a press conference, today at Jodhamal Public School in connection with four days football training camp being organized at Jodhamal Public School Jammu from 27 to 30 Dec 2016. Ms Anjali Shah, Director PIFA said that they have been brigning International coaches for the thirteenth year in a row to India, to conduct football training camps and for the first time this PIFA Camp is coming to Jammu & Kashmir to be conducted at Jodhamal Public School from 27th December to 30th December 2016. Staff & Students of Jodhamal Public School are quite excited for this mega event. During this four day ccamp, experienced youth football FA licensed coaches from Manchester (England) will give football training to the students of Jodhamal School, attending this camp. During the training, the students will be given training basedon the latest methods of training being used by the best international youth academies in the world headed by “UEFA” B licensed coach and “I” league team owner and a MIFA Trained coach from Jammu as well. Ms Anjali Shaha told the press thatPIFA Camps are a compilation of the best training methods used by our partner academies in UK,, Spain,, Germany and Italy. Over 2500 children have attended the thirty PIFA international camps held in the past 12 years. Last year, ninety children benefited from the two camps held in India. This four day programmeat Jodhamalwill include Football Skills training and testing,Fitness testing,Matches,Sports Psychology session,Sports Nutrition session,Injury Prevention Session,Football Quiz,Certificate of participation, and a PIFA Kit. There are around 36 students from Jodhamal Public School who are going in for this International Football Coaching Camp at Jodhamal wherein the Director PIFA, Ms Anjali Shah with Mr.Nirvan Shah FA Level 1 & 2 (English FA) UEFA B License (English FA) AIFF Coach’s Instructor (All India Football Federation) Coach of PIFA Sports FC (I league 2nd division club) National Talent Scout (AIFF) and Mr.Mason Minister FA Level 1 & 2 {Bolton Wanderers FC) Working at Southampton FC (Community Coach) a PIFA Indian Coach , PIFA International Coach from Manchester and PrerakBist, a MIFA Trained Goal Keeper who has played with Manchester United at Manchester will be there to assist the PIFA Coaches in training the budding footballers. The Principal of Jodhamal School, MrTrilok Singh Bist, Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi and Administrative Officer, Mr B.B Sharma were also present at the press conference.

 

JODHAMAL SKATERS EXCELS

Jodhamal skaters excels in recent competitions in the 62nd National Roller Skating held at Banguluru (Karnataka). Ranveer Singh Shan of Class 3rd won the Bronze Medal and in the CBSE North Zone Roller Skating Championship held at Ajnala (Amritsar), Vansh Rajput of Class 10th clinched Silver Medal and Advitya Sharma of Class 3rd got Bronze Medal. The students were coached by Mr Kamal Anand and MrAmanAnand of JMPS. The winners were felicitated in a special assembly by MrTrilok Singh Bist, Principal of the School. He applauded the efforts of the students for adding more medals to the Jodhamal Family and encouraged them to strive continue in the future also. The Principal said that we are really proud of JMPians and their success in every endeavour.

 

CBSE Workshop Conducted at Jodhamal on Classroom Management

A Two Day Workshop on Classroom Management was conducted by CBSE at Jodhamal Public School on 16th& 17th December for the teachers of CBSE Schools of Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 59 teachers from Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Samba,Katra, Akhnoor, Srinagar, Manasbal, Bilawal and many other parts of Jammu attended this workshop to hone up their skills in managing the classrooms.The Resource Persons Rashmi Ahluwalia the Principal of Cambridge Montessory School Pathankot was one of the CBSE Resource Person who delivered ach and every topic in detail in a very easy way for all to understand the concept of Classroom Management. She told the teachers on the class management of small class size is different from the management of the class with smaller size. She also discussed the issue where a boy and girl in a class are constantly in each other’s company and not talking to any other child in the class and as a result if their class performance is going down, then how will the teachers tackle such a situation before it becomes detrimental to the child’s growth was another point of discussion where most of the teachers also shared their experiences.Another topic which was handled well was How to manage a Class with Large Number of Students. The outcome was by improving their organizational and managerial skills as they work to creatively organize their classrooms as comfortable , welcoming learning environment and to manage many students within it. Teachers can improve their teaching and presentation skills Also by using divers assessment tools they can manage their classes with ease. Second resource person was Navdeep Bhandari the Principal Guru Nanak Public School Dalhousie. He in his presentation also talked on the age old classroom management system will not be able to work with today’s kids and also made the session hilarious by adding the urdu couplets in his presentation. Trilok Singh Bist Principal Jodhamal also took one session on Effective Classroom Management. He took ten points viz Starting the class tough in the beginning to avoid being taken for granted by the students, To be fair with all students,By being prepared for any kind of diruptions, By instilling the high expectations among children, Inculcating behavioural norms, By over planning to reach each child with multiple intelligence, By Having a disciplinary plan of what ar do’s and don’t’s…By Focusing on relationship and a bond with the student, Being careful about the confrontation and finally by being careful about confrontations and being patient. There were a total of 59 participants to be a part of this workshop in all and all of them said it was interesting. Schools from all over J & K were representing their schools in this fruitful workshop…..All teachers went back highly impressed and were happy to be a part of this wonderful workshop for two days… Present on the occasion were Vivek Arora, Principal Bhargawa Public School, Mrs. Monika Sethi the Vice Principal JMPS , NandaniBakshi of JMPS and the teachers from across J & K. Indeed a very fruitful workshps . Principal Trilok Singh thanked the CBSE Resource persons and to CBSE Deputy Director Anjali Chhabra for conducting the same here at Jodhamal Public School, Jammu

 

UN COLLABORATION MEETING HELD AT JODHAMAL SCHOOL

An UN Collaboration Meeting to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals was held at Jodhamal Public School Jammu.Humanity has entered the era of sustainability with a global commitment to fulfil the great promise of 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. –Gandhi Global Family (GGF), J&K and Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPF) Jammu Chapter have joined hands in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) New Delhi, to promote 17 UN Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) On 27th December UN-collaboration Jammu meeting was held in Jodhamal Public School. Each school representative presented power point presentation and video clips of allotted goal like‘Good Health & Well-Being’ by Tiny Tots Senior Secondary School ‘Sustainable Cities & Communities by Oriental Academy ‘Quality Education’ by Shangri-La Public School, `No Poverty’ by Alexander Memorial School, ‘Life Below Water’ by Model Academy, ‘Clean Water & Sanitation’ by Jodhamal Public School, ‘Life on Land’ by Heritage School, ‘Partnership for the Goals’ by K C International School, ‘Zero Hunger’ by G D Goenka School, ‘Reduce inequality by Doon international School, ‘Decent Work & Economic Growth ‘by Lawrence Public School . The best power point presentation award was received by Jodhamal public school. Padamshree S.P Verma, Vice Pesident of GandhiGlobal Family and Dr Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator of Gandhi Peace FoundationJammuChapter,appreciated school efforts to promote goal No.6- clean water and sanitation not only in school but also in Govt schools,which have been adopted by Jodhamal fraternity. Jammu Sanskriti School won 2nd prize and Model Academy bagged third prize for their presentation. On the occasion of this meeting, Padamshree S.P Verma, Vice President of Gandhi global family J&K and Dr Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator Gandhi Peace Foundation, Jammu Chapter, threw light on the millennium developmental goals and also focused upon the strategies and the mechanisms to take these goals forward. They informed that they will take Jodhamal public school presentation to Delhi for such a noble cause.The various Principals and the core members of the organizations, who attended the meeting, included, Dr Sapna Sangra (Co coordinator GPF), Dr Monica Narang, Dr C.M Seth, Mr Subhash Shastri President of National MajdoorConference Jammu ,Prof Ashiq Malik, Principal of Model Academy Mr Pramod Srivastava, Principal of G.D Goenka School Mr Rajesh Rathore. Mr Trilok Singh Bist, Principal of Jodhamal PublicSchool presented vote of thanks and applauded the efforts ofdifferent school coordinators .He also congratulated his team comprising of Mrs Ritu Jhinkwan and Mr.Vikas Bakshi for their tireless efforts in conducting regular activities and Power Point Presentation on Goal No. 6 i.e. Clean Water and Sanitation. Dr CM Seth in his address asked all partner schools to religiously look into all the 17 Goals to bring Jammu on an International Platform. Present on the occasion was also the Vice Principal of Jodhamal Public School, Mrs Monika Sethi and Administrative Officer, Mr Bharat Bhushan Sharma and Dignitaries from University of Jammu and members from GGF & GPF.

 

JODHAMAL OUTSHINES AT NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT EXHIBITION 2016

The young scientist of Jodhamal Public School brought laurels to the State by becoming the overall winners and clinching the Best Presentation Trophy at ENEXPO-2016, National Environment Exhibition organized by Rishikesh Public School, Uttrakhand for budding gentians of conscientious students to display their future changing schemes and implementing scientific skillsto bring Indian on International platform. Team Jodhamal comprising of two teach mentors Ms. RoopinderKour&MrGagandeep Singh along with super brilliant students Sparshdeep Singh and GaurvamVerma of Class X presented the model “A Gadget to Transform Humidity in Air into Drinking Water”. Planet Earth is on the verge of extinction because of lack of certain necessities and so at this juncture, such ideas dropping in would pave a way for its sustainability. This was highly appreciated by all the participating schools and the Jury because of such innovative and important startling idea. This made the school win the Best Presentation Trophy and emerge as overall winners in the ENEXPO-2016 bringing pride to the State and respective school. The School Management and Principal, MrTrilok Singh Bist congratulated the students and faculty members in a special assembly.

 

VICE CHANCELLOR RAYAT BAHARA CONDUCTS A WORKSHOP AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Dr. Raj Singh Vice Chancellor of the famous Rayat Bhara University conducted an Interactive Session cum CAREER COUNSELLING workshop at Jodhamal Public School for the students of classes XI and XII .Dr. Raj Singh is a renowned educationist of the country and has many accoladesto his credit . He has also held the prestigious post of Vice Chancellor of the various other Universities -GD Goenka ,Amity and Ansal University . He asked the students to Dream Big and achieve to what they aspire for and also how to set realistic goals which are more practical and job oriented and if achieved it shall make the students reach the pinnacle of success in the chosen field . He made students aware about the importance of Career counselling and Aptitude Tests and also asked the students to keep themselves updated with the changing times. Dr .Raj Singh interacted with the JMPIIANS and was keen to know that how the young generation felt about the present scenario of the country and how can they contribute to the future economical prospects of the country . He was very happy to see the inquisitive and well informed students who asked questions very much to the topic covered. He was astonished to see the fluency with which each child was speaking in English and had to ask the Principal , " Is English the Campus Language at Jodhamal since I have not heard even a single child out of the 300 students speak in any language but for English and that too so fluently" The Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist thanked the esteemed personality for guiding the students and giving them knowledge and skills as to how to make their career and life decisions . Principal also thanked the parents for dropping the kids at 7.30 am although the school timings these days is 8.30 am.. SEssion went for an hour and a half and due to paucity of time Dr. Raj Singh had to wind up at 09.30 am to go to JKPS for another workshop.

 

JODHAMAL RE-ACCREDITED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD 2016-19

Jodhamal Public School has been successful in being the only school in Jammu and Kashmir to get reaccredited with the British Council International School Award 2016-19.The first ISA Award was also won by Jodhamal for 2013-2016 in the state. The school has received the International School Award for the Second term for 2016 -2019 with the support and motivation of the Management of Jodhamal Public School under the able leadership of the Principal Trilok Singh Bist who initiated the process to instill a global dimension into the learning experience and registered for the Re-Accreditation for the British Council International School Award (ISA) 2016-19. This award recognizes schools which have excelled in the area of international learning. The Award is an internationally recognized accreditation, awarded to schools which forge links with partners overseas and add an international dimension to the curriculum. Through working on joint projects and adding international elements to lessons, pupils (and teachers) are given a fresh perspective on the world and their place in it. At Jodhamal the focus of our links has been with our partner schools in South Africa, Germany, Jordan, U K and Sri Lanka. The award was received by the ISA Coordinators Ms. Monika Sethi&Ms.BhawnaMadaan by Ms.Ella head of the Macmillan Education at The Leela Ambience Delhi Convention Hotel New Delhi where more than 300 schools were represented by their respective Principals, Vice-Principals, Coordinators and Teachers. The ISA Assessment Ranked School for Well Documenting All Portfolios and Perfect Implementation Of The Action Plan. The Assessors At British Council Complemented The School For Portraying All Activities Effectively, Specially Focusing On InternationalCollaboration Activities and for submitting an e dossier. The British Council offers the International School Award (ISA) as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos. As part of the ISA action plan, the school planned and executed seven different projects for students of different age groups which were titled: - A day in my life through paintings, Water – The Blue Lifeline, e-Waste: Result of Haste, The Iconic Legends, Service – A spirit of joy and happiness. World of Symmetry, Panorama – The fusion of diversity. To meet the goal of the ISA project the seven project leaders namely, Ms. Nivedita Sharma, Mr. Sanjay Pandey, Ms. Deepmala Sharma, Ms. PratibhaSopori, Ms. Vandana Jain, Ms. Almas Ahmer and Mr.K.K Bali conducted various activities throughout the year 2015-16 by bringing internationalism in the school curriculum. The ISA project was supported by Ms. Kiran Kaur, Mr. VikasBakshi, Ms. Ankita, Ms. Pawandeep, for their technical help in the compilation of the seven projects in the e- dossier format. The evidence based 250-page dossier was submitted to the British Council for accreditation and the school has been successfully awarded with the British Council International School Award for the period 2016-19. The students within the school were involved in the international framework, collaborative curriculum-based work and year-round international activities. The volume of work and the students-teacher involvement was truly commendable. We are very much proud of this achievement as during the process of accreditation, students have explored their creativity and innovation to the fullest and have learned a lot to become global citizens.

 

JODHAMAL SENIORS CELEBRATES XII ANNUAL DAY

Jodhamal Public School proudly celebrated its XII Annual Day, which was meticulously planned by staff and students from V to XII. A programme where the students showcased their talent in the form of a spectacular extravaganza. Mr Kuldeep Khoda, Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission J&K presided over as the Chief Guest and Mrs Gouri Banerji, Eminent Author& Playwright, Mrs Meenakshi Kilam Oswal, Director Quality Assurance Jammu University and Mrs Vijay Puri, Eminent Educationist were the Guest of Honour.The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries followed by a welcome speech by the Head Boy, HasitSachdev. The sophisticated and melodious music by the School Chorus and Orchestra rented the air and mesmerized the hall packed audience. Art and Craft Exhibition was organized, wherein about 100 painting, were displayed for the parents and visitors. The main attraction was the ‘Best out of Waste’ made by the students from Primary to Class XII. Prize winning ceremony happens to be the most awaited event of the Annual Day. Top achievers of Class XII were awarded. Sixty Eight studentsof Class X, who got 10 GCPA had already been felicitated during a special prize distribution ceremony along with their parents for getting laurels to the school. Students, who excelled in the various International, National, State and Inter-District Championships were felicitated too. The winners and awardees of Duke of Edinburgh (IAYP) and British Council were accredited. The School also has the honour to be accorded and awarded Gold Award by GenerationGlobal - A Tony Blair’s Foundation, UK. A documentary on the CSR events done by the students and teachers in the adopted Govt. schools, River Tawicampaign and Streetplays on contemporary and social issues was also shown. The main highlight of the programme was Ramayana enacted in the poetic form. Ramayana, which has been a base of India Cultural Heritage and this play was performed under the able Guidance of MsGouri Banerji, an eminent and acclaimed author and playwright of high repute.The student presented the saga to bring out the importance of one’s DHARMA and imbibe the values of HARMONY and HAPPINESS. The Rudra and the ViratRoop of Lord Shiva and the joy & ecstasy with vigour of of the GANAS was shown in the form of SHIV TANDAV. Next was the girls of VIII, IX and X performed the “EASTmeets WEST”showcasing the Kathak& Bharat Natayan along with Manipuri was enjoyed by all. MIME too was appreciated. To laud the Defence Forces an action song was enacted in theirhonour. Next to follow was a Sufi Song and dance by the students of Class XI. The Trustee of the School, MrNandanKuthiala welcomes and announced a new RAI BAHADUR JODHAMAL KUTHIALA Scholarship for girls studying in classes 9th to 12th in Govt. Schools, affected by cross border shelling. The Principal, MrTrilok Singh Bist read out the Annual Report giving the highlights of the session 2016-17 and the same was applauded by a thundering applause from the spectators. He thanked the team Jodhamal for making the programme a grand success. The Principal also mentioned that JODHAMAL was the only School in J&K to have been awarded the coveted SIX STAR GOLD RATING till 2018 by the COUNCIL OF STANDARD EDUCATION REFORM, UK. The Chief Guest MrKuldeepKhoda congratulated the staff and students for working with zeal and enthusiasm for making the Annual Day memorable. He also told the parents that their wards’ future is in very safe and right hands. They shall not only emerge in their respective fields, but also wonderful human being. He also congratulated the Management, Staff and Students in Jodhamal being RANKED NUMBER ONE for the Second consecutive year and proudly announced that the School has also been awarded the International Schools Award (ISA) by the British Council for 2016-19. The XII Annual Day concluded with the Vote of Thanks by the Head Girl, Navisha Gupta followed by the National Anthem.

 

JODHAMAL JUNIORS CELEBRATE ANNUAL DAY

Jodhamal Public School put up a colourful bonanza on its 12th Annual Day on 3rd Dec 2016. It was a praise worthy show, put up by the students of Class I to IV in the Multipurpose Hall of the School. The school was privileged to have MsPriyaSethi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education as Chief Guest and MrBalwant Thakur, Padamshree, Regional Director ICCR (J&K) as Guest of Honour.MrVikarRasool, Hon’ble MLA and Mr. FirdosTak, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Council were also presented on this auspicious occasion. They were welcomed by the Management, Principal and the Vice Principal. The Annual Day was bound to be a befitting occasion for the spontaneous outburst of the high spirits of the students in a wide range of creativity. The Programme started with the welcome speech by the SPL (Boys) Master Palmer Singh, followed by the traditional lighting of map by the dignitaries. The school Orchestra spell bound the audience with captivating array of tunes and the well-controlled. The students presented their talent philharmonic notes during the fantastic series of presentation. The first cultural item was GOD IS ONE, a spiritual enactment of SARV DHARMA, followedbya dance of Girls of Class-I, which set the audience to clap and tap. Next to follow were the CLASSIC ELEMENTS creating public awareness on environmental pollution. The Un-forgetful Warrior GHATOTHKACH was an exclusive presentation depicting the strength of the mighty son of Bheem and Hidimba lay down his life for the betterment of the people. The item which followed was the SHIMMY SHAKE was laudable indeed. The mobile menace was shown in the form of MIME in 4 acts depicting different occasion. The much awaited item was the PRIZE DISTRIBUTION, where the students who have excelled in various International, National, State and Inter-District competitions were called up at stage to be awarded. The Trustee, Mr Nandan Kuthiala addressed the gathering and announced a new RAI BAHADUR JODHAMAL KUTHIALA Scholarship for girls studying in classes 9th to 12th in Govt. Schools, affected by cross border shelling. The Principal of the School, Mr Trilok Singh Bist presented the school Annual Report focused on the school’s achievement and accolades of the JMPiians. He also conveyed that the school had yet again been adjudged NUMBER ONE IN J&K STATE in the nation-wide survey done by Education World & C-Fore a Bangalore based rating agency. Recently, another feather has been added to the Jodhamal Family of the International School Award by the BRITISH COUNCIL for the year 2016-19. The staff and students were congratulated by the Chief Guest, Ms Priya Sethi for all the efforts put into make the event a success. As token of appreciation, a memento was presented by the Management. The complete programme was lauded by one and all. It ended with Vote of Thanks by the SPL (Girls), Ms Danish Butt followed by National Anthem.

 

JODHAMAL KIDS SHINES IN 15THSTATE MATSOGI-DO CHAMPIONSHIP

In the 15th State Matsogi-Do Championship held at Stephen International Public School under the banner of Matsogi-Do Association of Jammu & Kashmir, the students of Jodhamal School made a remarkable victory by winning 4 Gold, 5 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals. Almost 500 participants from different districts of State, participated in the championship. The students, who won the medals are Suvan Gupta (Gold), Priyanshi Khuda (Gold), Janvi Mahajan (Gold), Kanwar pal Singh(Gold). Anirudh Mahajan, Manya Gupta, Iffat Raza, Chetanya Kapoor and Aman Gupta won the Sliver Medals. Ankita, Tejomay, Aryaveer Chouwhan and Umar got the Bronze Medals. The students were coached by Jodhamal School Coach, Mr Vishal Samrat. The students, who won the Gold Medals will now represent the J&K State in the 12th National Matsogi-Do Championship being organized by Matsogi-Do Association of Karnataka under the banner of Matsogi-Do Federation of India The School Management and the School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist applauded the winners in a special school assembly and motivated the students to put their best in the National Championship, also.

 

DIRECTOR JINDAL GLOBAL UNIVERSITY VISIT JODHAMAL SCHOOL

Recently a team from the prestigious Jindal Global University visited Jodhamal School. The team was led by Dr. Sanjeev P Sahni, Principal Director of the University. The other members of the team were Professor SuruchiMakkar and Professor Indrani Lahiri Senior Trainer at Jindal University Dr. Sanjeev P Sahni conducted workshop on Academic Excellence& How to make teaching impressive for the teaching faculty of Jodhamal School. All the teachers of Jodhamal School actively participated in the workshop. The team also conducted a session on Career Counsellingfor the students of Class XI and XII. Jindal Law School and Jindal Business School are ranked amongst the Top Colleges in Asia Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee Jodhamal, Mrs Arati Kuthiala, Chairman Jodhamal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist, Principal and Ms Monika Sethi, Vice Princial of Jodhamal School were also present in the workshop and the career counselling session. Dr. Sahni expressed his hope that more students from Jodhamal School & other schools in Jammu would join Jindal University in the coming years.

 

JODHAMAL SHINES IN STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

The students of Jodhamal Public School brought laurels by winning 4 Gold and 5 Silver Medals in the State Level Swimming Competition, held recently under the aegis of Department of Youth Services & Sports J&K. Jodhamal students, Vidhur Kumar won 1 Gold 2 Silvers, Varinda 2-Gold 1-Silver and Khushi 1 Gold 2 Silver. These students would be representing J&K State at the School Nationals in Rajkot (Gujarat). The Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist congratulated the team and the coaches for a great performance. The winners were felicitated in a special assembly by Mr Trilok Singh Bist, Principal of the School. Speaking on the occasion, Principal said that the route of success lies in “hard work and dedication”. He applauded the efforts of the students for adding more medals to the Jodhamal Family and encouraged them to strive continue in the future also. The Principal said that we are really proud of JMPians and their success in every endeavour.

 

Team Jodhamal shines at Modern School, Delhi

Jodhamal Public School, had sent a team of 15 delegates to the prestigious Modern School, Barakhama Road, Delhi to participate in their Mock United Nations (MODMUN).Top schools of the country like Sanskriti School, Shri Ram School, Vasant Valley School, British School, Pathways etc participated. Jodhamal was the only school invited from Jammu & Kashmir. ModernSchool revolutionizedthe concept of Model MUN by breaking all conventions, MODMUN is the biggest MUN in Asia. Team Jodhamal comprised of Harsimar Kaur,Nimisha Shukla,Vidur Kumar,Manasvini Oswal,PrakharBist, Dhvani Gupta, Kshitij Sethi ,Gunjan Singh,Muhamad Raza, RazeenHaneef, Dhairya Choudhary, Vasu Sharma, Hasit Sachdeva,Harsh Singh and Asees Chadha escorted by Ms. Bhawna Madaan Faculty Advisor and Mr. Irfan Choudhary the escort teacher. MODMUN 2016 which is most sought after MUN in the country hosted its 6th session with schools from all over the country this time MODMUN was one of a kind with more than 1000 delegates with more than ten committees which were hosted this year. Jodhamal Delegation had the youngest participation from classes 7-11.Dhvani and Vidur delegates of General Assembly were ranked best 5 out of the 250 delegates. Many serious issues, mass atrocities, economic crisis, international crime and prevention of an arms race were discussed in the span of three days. All JMPS delegates in Modern school Barakhamba Road were highly appreciated as they in all their respective committee got recognition by their Chairs and Deputy Chairs and made a mark in the prestigious school. All delegates shared their experiences with the others in a special assembly where they all were felicitated by the Principal Trilok Singh Bist.

 

Jodhamal students shine at JKMUN

The delegation from Jodhamal Public School which comprised of eighteen students representing six nations outshine all other delegates from different schools in the JKMUN which is an annual event of JK Public School. The delegation from Jodhamal comprised of Nimisha Shukla, Vidur Kumar, Mohd. Raza, Mudabbir Latifi, Advitya, Anahita Anand, Prakhar Bist, Abhijot, ShababAlam, YawarQueresi, Sheen, Harshvardhan, Jodhdeep Singh, Samayak, Tejas, Saba Jamwal, AtimaBakshi and DhairyaChowdhary. The delegates mesmerised everyone with their stupendofantabulous understanding of affairs at the international forum and bagged most of the prizes.The best delegate INTERPOL was bagged by Nimisha Shukla and highest commendation was awarded to ShababAlam. The best delegate UNODC was awarded to Vidur Kumar and the highest commendation was bagged by Mohd. Raza. The highest commendation UNHRC was awarded to Dhairya Choudhary.Also the best Position Paper award went to Yawar Qureshi and the best Dressed delegate award was presented to ShababAlam Butt. The JMPIANS were highly appreciated for their outstanding performance by one and all. MUNing at Jodhamal is a regular affair where the students are trained and exposed to various challenges at the international level. The students participate in various MUNs at Doon School Dehradun, Welhems Boys School Dehradun and Modern School Barakhamba, NewDelhi which helps them to gain experience at a broader spectrum. The school also organises JMPS MUN, which is an inhouse MUNING activity in which hundreds of students participate right from class 6 onwards and are trained to handle issues at the international forum thereby broadening their horizon and preparing them for future challenges. Principal J K Public School S K Singh & Principal DPS Rajbagh appreciated the students for their outstanding performance at JKMUN andPrincipal Jodhamal felicitated each participant in a special assembly and appreciated the efforts put in by Faculty Advisor for JKMUN Mubeen Butt who put in a lot of efforts to hone up the debating skills of the JMPians.

 

JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES 12THANNUAL SPORTS DAY

Jodhamal Public School celebrated its 12th Annual Sports Day on Tuesday, 18thOct 2016 in school sports ground with great zeal and fervor. MrAjit KumarSahu (IAS), Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Katra, was the illustrious and Hon’ble Chief Guest and Sh. NandanKuthiala, Trustee of the school as the Guest of Honour. The series of events started with the ceremonial torchled by IshwarjeetSinghBali &the various national players of Jodhaml School, evoking God’s blessings. Danish Koul, the Sports Captain (Girl) welcomed the Chief Guest and the dignitaries by a short speech and asked the players to play with sportsmanship and to follow the discipline of the game. The School Principal Trilok Singh Bistin his speech welcome the guests, parents and all the spectators. Mr. Bist said that sports helps much more than its physical aspects, it builds character and develops team spirit. It is the day for the students to free themselves from the fetters of mundane classes to play and run. The most intriguing aspect, embellishing the event, was the splendid field displays, involving mass student participant, which splattered on the field, a riot of hues and vibrance music of school band. The students showcased their talents in Swimmathon,Skatathon, 100 Meters Race, 200Meters Race, 4 x 100 Meters Relay Race, 800M Race, Fireman Lift, Three Legged Race, Balloon busting and Obstacle Race. The events filled in the hearts of everyone with the spirit of sportsmanship and unity. The Cricket passion drill, Nuan-Chuk demonstration by Arnav Malhotra, patriotic dance on feet-tapping music and a well synchronized Aerobics remained as the main attraction of this mega event. The zealous parents gathered in large numbers and constantly applauded the participants of the field track displays. Mr AK Sahusaid that he was impressed and overwhelmed to see JodhamalAthletes and the vibrantdemonstrations put up by the students. He appreciated andemphasized the importance of sports and said that Jodhamal School is developing and nurturing the skills of the children according to their potential. Healso encouraged the students and complimented the staff for making the event a grand success. He advised students to excel in academics on par with games and sports.MrSahu was very happy to see the facilities provided to the students and complimented the Principal, Teachers and Management for being Ranked No.1 School in the state of J & K and No.1 in Jammu City, consecutively for the 2nd year. The winners are – in 200 Meters Race Samandeep Kour &Viren Chib (First), in 100 Meters RaceAbhishek Abrol & Dhriti (First), in 400 Meters RaceAbhishek Abrol(First) and in Relay (Girls) Enterprise House won and in the Relay (Boys) Discovery House won the race. The winners were honoured by the Chief Guest The overall Football, Basketball & CricketTrophies was went to Invention House, thus the overall and the Cock Shield Trophy was proudly lifted by the Invention House. The Runners up Trophy was clinched by the Challenge House. The overall Swimming Trophy was presented to EnterpriseHouse and overall Skating Trophy was conferred to ChallengeHouse. A new event Skatathon was introduced first time in Jodhamal curriculum, which was very well performed by the students. Best Athletes of the year award went toAbhishekAbrol & SamandeepKour from Senior Wing and Farhan from Junior Wing. There was a tug of war competition between the parents of the JMPS, which actually stole the show. As a gesture of his gratitude, appreciation and love from all staff and students, MrNandan Kuthiala, the Trustee of the School presented a beautiful memento to the esteemed Chief Guest Mr. Ajeet Kumar Sahu(IAS). The Meet culminated with soothing and pious shlok by Nandani Kapoor of Class XII, followed by the National Anthem. A vote of thank was proposed by School Sports Captain Jatin Mahajan, who thanked the Chief Guest for sparing his valuable time to be there to inspire the student community, all the students, teachers, Principal , Management and all the Parents present on the occasion for sparing their valuable time to be there to encourage Jodhamal students.

 

Jodhamal Delegates shine at Welham MUN at Dehradun

Jodhamal Public School had sent a Delegation of 13 students and 2 teachers to the Prestigious Welham Boys School Dehradun to participate at the WELMUN. Welham School Model United Nations Conference witnessed its 11th session this year and Jodhamal being the first timer at Welham Boys made a very good impact on all by winning one Best Delegation Trophy and three Verbal Commendations in the very first participation at WELMUN 2016. Jodhamal had it’s delegates involved in 13 different committees from regional to international agenda covering a range of time period. Most of the Elite Schools from India and abroad were a part of this Conference and Jodhamal was appreciated by one and all equivocally for the spirit with which they participated and the research they did before going in for this. Among the eminent schools were Modern Barakhambha, Vasant Valley, Mayo Boys, Welham Girls, Welham Boys, Delli College Indore, Indian High School and many more .Vidur Kumar of Jodhamal was adjudged the Best Delegate and Diya Rana , Shrija Jhinkwan and Dhwani Gupta were awarded the Verbal Commendation. Kartikeya Singh, Chaitley Sharma, Atima Bakshi, Asess Kaur, Yavar Qureshi, Anahita Anand, Razeem Haneef, Saba Jamwal & Manaswini Oswal also made a mark in their respective committee. Each delegate from Jodhamal got highly recognized and was appreciated for the kind of arguments they presented and the way they got their resolutions passed. The Chair was very happy and had given a special invitation to JMPS in advance for the Next WELMUN. Faculty Advisor Pratibha Sapori was appreciated by the Principal Trilok Singh Bist for the way she prepared her students and took them to Dehradun and brought laurels for the school. All the MUNers were also felicitated in the special assembly and the delegates shared their experiences in the assembly for others to get inspired. Saba Jamwals reports were presented in the local papers too there at Dehradun and in the Welham Journals as well. Jodhamal is known for the In House JMPSMUN which works as the platform to prepare more and more MUNers at Jodhamal each year. Principal also appreciated the assistant transport manager SarjeenChowdhary who escorted the Delegation and took special care of the student’s stay and food arrangements at Dehradun.

 

JODHAMAL SCHOOL CELEBRATES GRANDPARENTS DAY WITH ZEST AND PRIDE

Jodhamal Public School celebrated Grandparents Day with remarkable zest on Saturdayto show love, affection and gratitude towards their elders. The little toddlers put up ascintillating performance for their beloved grandparents, shocking each and everybody in the audience. Ms Vijay Puri, an eminent Educationist and National Coordinator of All India Edu Leaders Forum, New Delhi, was the esteemed Chief Guest of the day. She has dedicated her whole life and provided variousdimensions in theeducation field.Mrs Puri was received by Mr. NandanKuthiala, Trustee, Mrs. Aaarti Kuthiala, Trustee, School Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist and Vice Principal Ms Monika Sethi. A warm gratitude was paid to Mrs Puri by the entire fraternity of Jodhamal School. The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp where all the dignitaries cameon the stage for lighting of the auspicious lamp. The programme was kick started with Krishan Vandana, which was an act much appreciated by one and all.The little toddlers given a thrilling performances, from Clap your hand, to Pinga Fusion song of Hindi and Western Music, Mime show, Vande Matram with all their expressions and energy. Chief Guest, Mrs. Vijaya Puri was delighted to see the little stars doing Kathak and even Mime. In her speech she complimented the teachers, management and Principal of Jodhamalschool for imparting education,truly par excellence. Principal of the school, Mr Trilok Singh Bist lauded the efforts of students and activityteachers for preparing the students in such an excellent way. Special kudos was given to Pre Primary Coordinator Mrs. NeetuJohri and Senior CCA coordinator Mrs. NandiniBakshi for overall mentoring and meticulous planning. In his speech, Mr. Bist praised the efforts of Junior CCA Coordinator Mrs.Sonia Mahajan and all Pre-primary teachers Varinda Sonte, Dolly Chandhoke, Anandita Dey, Roopinder Kour, AmitaCharak, Gagandeep Kour, Priyanka verma, GarimaPandita, Manvinder Kour and in making the show a grand success

 

Jodhamal Bids a Farewell to British Teaching Assistants Ben & William

Jodhamal Bid a Farewell to Benjamin Gander and William Tuohy the British Teaching Assistants who worked at Jodhamal for two months under the UK Generation Programme of British Council for 2016... Jodhamal will really miss both of them as they became more of a member of Jodhamal Family.. Both William & Benjamin had taken the regular classes as per their time table and did percolate down the differences in the teaching styles of the two countries under this Exchange Programme initiated by Jodhamal Public School in 2011. Ben took class VI to VIII the long reading Text in English wherein he was glad to read and make the students understand the Mystery of Yellow Roses and Mystery of Red Cross both written by Gouri Banerji. Ben had a skype interaction with the author to make the kids understand the classic English which is used by Gouri Banerji in her books which make the text sound like a video running in front of the reader’s eyes. William took Political Science for XI Humanities Section wherein he not only taught British Political System but also learnt a lot more about the Indian Political Scenario from the students through the constant interactive sessions guided by PGT Political Science Mubeen Butt. He also took Long Reading Text for IX to XII and specially the Silas Marner by George Elliot to grade XII. In sports Benjamin took Basketnball classes & Williams took the Football classes. Both the British Teaching Assistants had put in a lot of hard work and proved their worth and were both very happy to be a part of The Jodhamal Family and in his parting words Ben said that he was struggling to express his gratitude towards the Principal, Students, Teachers & Management since he would never be able to forget these 9 weeks at this amazing school. He said that he was very lucky to be a part of this successful and caring family called Jodhamal. Whereas William in his parting words said that the words are not enough to thank Jodhamal Family for the unconditional love and affection showered on them. He said that during the two months spent at Jodhamal he was very happy being mentored at Jodhamal by Principal Trilok Singh Bist and he said thatJodhamal is a wonderful school which beautifully binds together academic and emotional spheres, something the UK can certainly learn from. Principal Trilok Singh Bist, Vice Principal Monika Sethi and all teachers and students bid them a Farewell in a special assembly and appreciated their contribution at this short stint they spent here as Teaching Assistants. The cultural exchange the kids could witness through this interaction was a part of the experiential learning module for the students where there were amazing conversations taking place comparing cultures & traditions of the two countries INDIA & UK. NandanKuthiala and AratiKuthiala, the Trustees of JMPS honoured them by presenting typical Kashmiri Shawls as token of love , appreciation and remembrance.

 

JODHAMAL SCHOOL RANKED NUMBER ONE IN J&K STATE

Jodhamal Public School has been ranked as the Best Co-eduSchool in J&K, consecutively for the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 by the prestigious Magazine, Education World. The School has been ranked number One in the State as well as in the Jammu Cityleading all the top notched schools in Jammu & Kashmir. Every year Education World in collaboration with C-Fore conducts a nationwide survey in May-June and more than 10,000 top schools all over India are surveyed. Jodhamal’s success can be attributed to improved performance across the 14 parameters like Academic Reputation, Competence of Faculty, Co-Curriculum Activities, Infrastructure, Discipline, Community Service, Sports Education, Leadership, Management quality, Life Skills & teacher-student ratio etc. Over the past four months C-fore personnel interviewed 10,301 parents, principals, teachers and senior school students in 28 cities countrywide, and persuaded them to rate schools in their region on a ten point scale across 14 parameters of education excellence. The results of these interviews and survey are published as The Annual Education World, Indian School Ranking 2016. The First Ranking Schools of respective states were felicitated recently in New Delhi, wherein MrBhimRathke, MrNandanKuthiala, MrsAratiKuthiala, Management Board Members and MrTrilok Singh Bist, Principal Jodhamal Public School received this prestigious award on behalf of the school. Some other notable winners in their respective states / cities were The Sri Ram School, Vasant Valley School, TheDoon School, Mayo College, DPS RK Puram, Mayo Girls College, City Montessori School Lucknow St. Joseph’s School Dehradun, Sawai Man Singh Jaipur,The Cathedral and John Canon School Mumbai, Sanskriti School New Delhi, Mallya International Bangalore. On behalf of the organizers, MrDilipThakore Editor of Education World Magazine congratulated all the winner and highlighted the changing preference from Pure academic-based education to holistic education. They also spoke on the evolution of education in the 21st Century, which is move in sync with the need of the time. MrDilipThakore appreciated Jodhamal Public School for giving the education par excellence to the next generation.

 

Jodhamal Awarded Oustanding School Award by Tony Blair Face to Faith Foundation

Jodhamal is the First School in Jammu & Kashmir to have got the Golden Award last year for the Face to Faith Foundation of the Tony Blair,the Formaer Prime Minister of United Kingdom. The school Coordinator Ms. Mubeen worked very hard for the F2F projects at Jodhamal wherein the students of Jodhmal had video conferencing with the students from all over the globe during 2015-16. Jodhamal was awarded the Outstnding School Award for it’s performance during the last two years under the leadership of the school Principal Trilok Singh Bist and the Coordinator Ms. Mubeen Butt and the Technical helps Kiranjeet Kaur & Sheetal Kotwal. Recently F2F has been renamed as Generation Global.
Generation Global works across the world delivering a pioneering education programme to help prevent religious conflict and extremism. It helps students embrace an open-minded approach to others, to diversity and to difference that can lead to tolerant stable societies. It is a program run by Tony Blair Foundation all across the world. Jodhamal Public school is the first school in the state to participate in the Generation Global activities since September 2014. Jodhamal bagged Generation Global Gold award in 2015 under the leadership of the school Principal Mr.Trilok Singh Bist, and Generation Global teacher coordinator Ms. Mubeen Butt. Jodhamal Public School once again with the combined efforts of the technical team comprising of Ms.Kiranjeet Kour, Ms. Sheetal Kotwal and Ms. Akriti Sethi bagged the "OUTSTANDING AWARD" for embedding Generation Global activities in the school curriculum. Jodhamal is one of the very few schools in North India who have received the Generation Global outstanding award. The teachers who are awarded the Outstanding Award for their contribution are Monika Sethi the Vice Principal, Mubeen Butt, Kiranjeet Kaur, Sheetal Kotwal, Akriti Sethi, Bhawna Madaan, Shallu Sharma and Deepta Khussoo.. This award was presented by the British Council Teaching Assistants from UK Benjamin Gander & William Tuohy to Mubeen Butt and the other receipients of this award in a special ceremony.

 

PIYUSH BHAGAT PERFORMS AT HIS ALAMA MATER

Today, Piyush Bhagat, a finalist for the Star Plus Reality Dance Show Dance+2, came back to his Alma Mater, Jodhamal Public School. He was received by the School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist and Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee Jodhamal, by presenting him flower bouquets. Administrative Officer, Mr BB Sharma, Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi, Coordinator, Ms Nandani Bakshi, Ms Urmila Koul and teachers welcomed him with garlands.
The complete team of Star Plus escorted him to his alma mater, where all kids went mad, the minute Piyush arrived at the School Gate. All shouting slogans “Piyush Bhagat” and wishing him the very best to be the winner of the show.
He was taken to the School O.A.T where classes IX-XII greeted him with loud cheers and slogans again. All teachers wished him the very best and everyone danced. He performed three dances for his juniors and he was amazing in each of his dance move.
Piyush Bhagat is amongst the finest dancers of his generation, who has the experience of being assistant Choreographer for famous Bollywood Star Hritik Roshan in Bang movie. He keeps experimenting with the dance forms and moves. In the last four years of Star Plus, he was mentored by World famous Choreographers REMO DSOUZA, BOSCO and CEASAR.
Whole Jammu is very proud of Piyush being selected in the Top Four finalists. It was a great moment for all at Jodhamal School to see their alumni, to shine like this and all wished him success and appeal everyone to vote for him.

 

CBSE Conducts the ASL Workshop at Jodhamal

A two day long workshop on Assessment of Speaking and Listening skills was conducted in Jodhamal Public School on 8th and 9th sept respectively. This workshop was organized byCBSE to implement and reinforce the ASL skills.ASL i.e. the Assessment of Speaking and Listening has now not only been implemented in all the CBSE schools but in the State board schools as well.
The workshop was attended by almost 57 English teachers across the North zone. Besides ASL,it also focussed on Communicative Language Teaching, stress and intonation, CEFR, Phonetics and Pronunciation etc. All the teachers were provided with equal opportunity to practice their hands on various ASL tasks. Various new scripts were handed over to teachers to be used in the classes.
The two resource persons from CBSE namely Dr. Pallavi Sethi from Ludhiana and Ms. Amanpreet Kour from Mohali laid stress on to implement ASL right from class 1 grade so as to improve the speaking skills and boost confidence among the students thereby discussing the assessment criteria, procedures and objectives of conducting this assessment test was discussed in detail.
This workshop was a reinforcement of the ASL skills that has been already been implemented in the CBSE schools along with the practice of the remaining skills of English.
The principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist felicitated the resource persons and embellished the occasion by showing a ppt on a true facilitator thus enriching to the hospitality offered by the school.Mr. Bist thanked CBSE in General & Ms. Anjali Chabra the Deputy Director CBSE for giving this special workshop to Jammu to benefit the teachers and to know how to ensure a standardized spoken skill development in the students of all states right from Jammu & Kashmir to Kerala. He also thanked all the Principals of CBSE Schools from J & K, Punjab & Haryana who are futuristic in their vision and could send their teachers to benefit from this move of CBSE and thanked the Coordinator Nandani Bakshi for the meticulous planning and execution of this Workshop.

 

Jodhamal holds Investiture Ceremony of the Junior School

Jodhamal Public School had the Investiture Ceremony of the Junior School Prefect Council with a great pomp and show. The Junior Kids conducted a Street Play on Save Water as a part of their UN Collaboration SDG and then the Chief Guest on the occasion Mr. Mubassir Latifi, KPS(SSP Police) inducted the Prefect Council members to the office in a very formal ceremony. The Student pupil leaders the Junior School Head Boy and Head Girl respectively are Palmer Singh & Daania Butt took the oath to lead by example and without pride or prejudice. DSPL are Aarya Mahajan & Rushda Fatima; Sports Captains are Yuvraj Singh & Livanya Mehta; CCA Incharges were Anish Arora & Snigdha Gupta; Eco Leaders are RudraPratap Singh & Shravani Kapoor; Discipline Incharges are Eklavya Mahajan & Yashasvee Rathore; Challenge House Captains are Shivansh Garg, Sheikh Sabran & Kripa Grover; Discovery House Captains are Ridham Sharma & Anandita Handa; Enterprise House Captains are Luke Jaikonao & Arshia Gupta ; Invention House Captains Aniket Kumar & Nitika Langeh were adorned with their badges by the Chief Guest in the Presence of the staff, students and their parents. House Vice Captains of the four houses Arhan Mahajan, Siya Sharma, Harmanjot Singh ,Krishika Koul, Aradhya Jamwal, Kanav Prabhakar, Saarthak Jain & Smaira Jamwal were also inducted to the office of the Prefect Council of Jodhamal Juniors.

After they all were inducted as Prefect Council Members they all took the Oath in unison and the Head Boy of Senior School Sachdev Administered the Oath. Head Girl Navisha Gupta and Head Boy Hasit Sachdev of the school conducted the complete programme and also offered the vote of thanks. All the parents added the glory to the small function where in his address Mr. Latifi said that the parents have a big responsibility in honing up the next generation and also parents need to take the onus for the distraction of the students these days in different unpleasant areas and every parent needs to keep a vigilant eye on their child’s activities and friend circle. The SPLs and ASPLs also gave the speeches to live upto the expectation of their teachers, parents and their fellow friends in the school. Principal Trilok Singh Bist congratulated the students for being chosen as the little leaders and wished them success at all walks of life. The ones who were not in the Prefect Council Bist said have even a bigger goal set for them and should work from now only to aim for being the members of Senior School Council once they grow up and till then a self-disciplined life style can make them all keep achieving the impossible.

 

Jodhamal Muners Shine at the Doon School Dehradun

To excel its student's with the knowledge of specialised and unconventional simulations and to discuss on thought provoking agendas , Jodhamal Public School sent their delegation of 13 delegates to the 10th Annual Doon School Model United Nations Conference 2016 to Dehradun escorted by Ms. BhawnaMadaan Faculty Advisor and Mr. IrfanChoudhary the escort teacher. Jodhamal delegation was the sole delegation from Jammu and Kashmir for the DSMUN 2016 Conference in which the delegates were engaged with thirteen diverse committees from the regional to the international agendas covering a range of time periods. Many different schools like The Indian High School, Dubai, Welham Boy School, Dehradun, Welham Girls School, Dehradun, Rato Bangla School, Nepal, Navrachna International School, Vadodra, Modern School VasantVihar, Delhi, Mayo College Girls, Ajmer, The British School, Delhi ,The Gems Modern Academy, Dubai, Unison World School and many others participated in the DSMUN 2016 Conference. The delegates Harsimar Kaur and Nimisha Shukla won the best delegates in the respective committees. ShrijaJhinkwan, Vidhur Kumar and Dhvani Gupta won the honourable mention and KshitijSethi and Gunjan Singh won the verbal commendation. The other delegates like MudabbirLatifi, MuhamadRaza, Dravin Mahajan, RazeenHaneef, DhairyaChoudhary, Vasu Sharma were highly appreciated by the faculty advisor of DSMUN 2016.

Principal Trilok Singh Bist felicitated the students in a special assembly wherein all MUNERs shared their experience and the youngest MUNERs Mohammad Mian Raza & Muddabir Latiffi showcased so much of the confidence being the youngest MUNERs in The Doon School being just 12 year kids of class VII, the Principal gave a special pat to the little ones. Of Course Harsimar and Nimisha did the school proud by their hard work and dedication besides Shrija, Dhwani,Vidhur, Kshitij and Gunjan who won at different levels at The Doon School. Bist congratulated the students, their parents and of course their teachers specially Bhawna Madaan for preparing them and Irfan Chowdhary for talking a good care of the students during the complete trip.

 

GRAND CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY AND INVESTITURE CEREMONY AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

To mark the 69th Independence Day, enthusiastic students of Jodhamal Public School, celebrated Independence Day amidst patriotic fervor and gaiety. The programme started with all the proud parents of newly inducted Junior Perfect Council selected. The Head Boy Hasit Singh and Head Girl Navisha Gupta presented a welcome address to all dignitaries and parents. Bouquets were presented to the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. The programme started with the lighting of lamp amidst chanting of Gayatri Mantra followed by patriotic cultural fiesta. Children attired in vibrant tri-coloured dressed feel of the event awaking the spirit of Independence. Children attired as freedom fighters spoke their eminent speeches enlightening everyone. Dances were presented and song sung, taking everybody back to freedom movement.
The Chief Guest for the special day was MrMubassirLatifi (KPS), Sr Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Jammu, who graced the occasion. Newly inducted council for juniors was conferred with badges and sashes in front of jubilant parents. The Junior Head Boy took the oath to do well and perform all duties properly. Principal of the school, MrTrilok Singh Bist addressed the gathering followed by the address of the newly inducted Perfect Council (SPLs & ASPLs). IAYP Gold Award ceremony was conducted, where all children clearing the Gold Award were presented with their awards. The Chief Guest applauded and appreciated the patriotism feel in the generation of today. The programme culminated with the presentation of a Memento to the Chief Guest by the Trustee, MrNandanKuthiala and Principal Jodhamal Public School. The Head Boy presented vote of thanks reflecting his gratitude towards all. National Anthem was sung in Unison on full pitch,the end the day.

 

INVESTITURE CEREMONY AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Jodhamal public school Jammu held its 6thinvestiture ceremony with great enthusiasm. The Investiture Ceremony marked a significant beginning of the new academic session. It was a solemn occasion where the Students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school. Mr. Simrandeep Singh, The District Development Commissioner Jammu, was the Chief Guest. The occasion started with the welcome address by Mrs. Monika Sethi, Vice Principal Jodhamal School. The school has a vision that JMPiians should gain confidence by facing challenges in life. The newly appointed Council Members marched in with their heads held high to the beautiful beat of the school band. They were adorned with the badges and received the school and House flags from the Chief Guest and the School Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist. This was followed by the entire Council taking Oath to discharge their duties with sincerity and fulfill the schools expectations. The Principal in his speech congratulated the members and asked them to follow the ethical means of leadership. The whole stage was lit up with vibrant colours of the different flags. The occasion also witnessed a colourful bonanza of Inter-House Dance Competition. This show was adjudged by the parents of the newly inducted Prefect Council.
The Chief Guest Mr. Simrandeep Singh emphasized in his speech, the importance of discipline and the dignity of the individual and school. The Head Boy Hasit Singh and the Head Girl Navisha Gupta promised a definite change for the better tomorrow with great conviction in their confident speeches. The Newly formed Perfect Council is :- HasitSachdev (Head Boy), Navisha Gupta (Head Girl), Ratnesh Jain (Deputy Head Boy),IshitaDhar (Deputy Head Girl), MuskanTyagi & MuskanPuri (Academic Perfects), AntrikshaPathania & Aayush Dubey (Discipline Perfects), Danish Kaul& Jatin Mahajan (Sports Perfects) The Neutral Vice Perfects are :- Pranjal Gandhi & KshitijSethi (Academic Vice Perfects), ManaswiniOswal& Ananya Sharma (CCA Vice Perfects), Gursimar Singh, ShivamSnoriaand Harsimaf Kaur (Discipline Vice Perfects), Milind Pandita&Irwin Kaur (Sports Vice Perfects) The House Perfects are :- Aarush Kaul& Charanjeev Singh (Challenge House), Varnika Gupta & Maulik Jain (Discovery House), WarnikaSlathia (Enterprise House), Zara Zulfikar & ManikBakshi (Invention House) The House Vice Perfects elected are :- AtimaBaksh & Chaitely(Challenge House) Bakshi AnanyaBillawria & NingnungJaikone (Discovery House), Mahinder Kaur & AryaAbrol (Enterprise House), Gunjan Singh & ShakibSeikh (Invention House).

 

JODHAMAL WELCOMES THE BRITISH TEACHING ASSITANTS ONCE AGAIN

It’s once again Jodhamal students exposed to the British Teaching Assistants. Last year Rebecca and Lourine came for three months and now Benjamin Gander & Williams Tuohyhave joined Jodhamal at a very positive note that they will contribute to the academic upliftment of the school. Both Masters in Political Science and Architechture respectively are all set to percolate down their knowledge to the students of Jodhamal. BhawnaMadaan and Monika Sethi the ISA Coordintors together with LellaBist received the teaching assistants at the air port and rushed them to the home stay at Gandhinagar at Gulati’s. Jodhamalstrted this Exchange Programme way back in 2011 and ever since t6his trend is carrying on at Jodhamal / Jodhamal got the ISA Award and accreditation by British Council in 2013 and created a benchmark for all schools to follow. Benjamin being a graduate in English Literature and a Masters in Political Science has started taking Pol Science Period for class XI and English classes for Juniors.

Both Williams & Benjamin are also taking up the long reading texts for all classes starting from VI to XII. In a special assembly all the staff & students welcomed both the teaching assistants under the UK Generation Programme of British Council and Principal Trilok Singh Bist offered a token of love and appreciation to both of them and asked them to give their best to the students and learn the best practices of our rich culture. Trustee Nandan Kuthiala & Arati Kuthiala were very happy to see the teaching assistants for the fifth year in a row although earlier they were from Uganda and Africa etc besides being from Great Britain.William has started teachinmg mathematics to Grade XI & XII besides the English Literature in which he is proficient. Such exchanges help in rising the horizon of the students of a school and this is an integral part of the Best Practices at Jodhamal where either the people are invited from outside or the students and staff is sent out to get the exposure of a kind for all good.

 

JODHAMAL SCHOOL DECLARED RUNNERS UP IN FOOTBALL

Youth Services & Sports Department, Jammu hosted Inter-School Football matches wherein various schools participated in full numbers to showcase their supremacy in the sports genre.

The Jodhamal Team comprised of Akshit Sharma (Captain), Aryan Gupta, Aryan Behl, Ayan Dev, Ayush Sharma, Jarnail Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Amitoj (Goal Keeper), Naman Chandoke (Goal Keeper), Akshat, Sarthak, Mankaran, Alabh Raj, Shushank, Prikshit, Nipun, Anmol Chandoke, Aras and Sanad Madaan, won four matches out of five and was declared Runners Up.

The School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist congratulated the team for their wonderful sportsmanship and lauded the efforts of the Coash Mr. Balvinder Kumar for preparing the children so well.

 

JODHAMAL STUDENTS WIN IAYP GOLD AWARDS

The Gold Award Ceremony of the International Award for Young People (IAYP) was held recently at India International Centre, New Delhi. The ceremony was preceded by an interactive session with Mr. Himmat Kalsia (Chairman, Award Programme Foundation) and Dr.

Sanat Kaul (Managing Trustee, Award Programme Foundation). These awards were earlier known as Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Four students from Jodhamal School, were the only students from J&K State to win the GOLD AWARD and they are Arpita Salgotra, Ullas Mahajan, Shivani Verma & Mayank Mahajan.

Jodhamal School Teachers Ms Shallu Sharma and Ms Deepta Khushoo were given awards for their meritorious services. Director IAYP Mr. Kapil Bhalla and Programme Manager Mr. Bivujit

Mukhoti had all praises for Jodhamal Public School which is the Only YES CENTRE for IAYP in Jammu and Kashmir State.

Gold Award Holders and Award Leaders across India were felicitated by the Chief Guest Mr. Abbas Ali Baig, former member of the Indian cricket team. The ceremony was also attended by the principals and directors of various educational and other institutions.

The National Director Kapil Bhalla addressed the audience, sharing information of the progress of the Award. He outlined future plans that have been designed to spread the Award

Programme to untouched areas of the country. Kapil Bhalla also highlighted the achievements of the Gender Diversity and Empowerment Project run by IAYP India under ISPG Grant. The International Award for Young People, India is the most adaptable and successful youth empowerment programme. The Award is the process of experiential learning through individual challenges.

The ceremony provided a platform for Gold Award Holders and Award Leaders from different parts of the country to share their stories of achievements under one roof. They talked about how their Award Journey has challenged them to achieve their objectives in life and further take leadership roles in society.

Jodhamal Public School shines as four students got the Gold Award for their successful completion of the Award Journey. Gold Awardees were highly elated to receive this award from the ace Cricketer Mr Abbas Ali Baig.

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST NIKHIL CHOPRA PERFORMS AT JODHAMAL SCHOOL

The stage of Jodhamal was enraptured by internationally acclaimed LIVE performance artist, Nikhil Chopra. He left the students spellbound and mesmerized by performing LIVE in front of them. First time body as canvas projection was apprised to children.

Bending gender, shape and identity performance artist Nikhil Chopra apprised the JMPiians about finding the sparks and uniqueness in each one of us and by leading it to shine bright and stand tall.

Art at an altogether, another realm was depicted by him for the first time in Jodhamal Public School, where all appreciated and gave him a standing ovation.

Exemplary personality of an artist whom everybody calls as Chameleon because of vivid shades he does, made an impact on the minds of budding Jodhamal Public School students, yearning them to explore this field. He answered the questions of students in a session.

The School Management appreciated his unique skill and presented a memento as thankyou gesture. Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee Jodhamal School, Mr Naveen Chopra, Ms Monika Sethi, Vice Principal Jodhamal School were present.

Nikhil Chopra who belongs to the famous Col R.N Chopra family of Jammu is internationally one of the most sought after LIVE artist and is a permanent invitee to Vince, Paris and Berlin Art Festivals.

His work is on display in many Art Galleries & MUSEUMS, all over the World.

Jodhamal Emerges Champions at the Inter School Theatre

In the Inter School Shakespearean Theatre Competition Jodhamal School made a clean sweep by winning the first prize. There were around 14 schools from the town pitched against each other for the creative literary skills and each team had to showcase a theatre by Shakespear. Jodhamal Public School already known for the theatrical skills in the educational corridors had chosen to take up Julius Caeser and that too the assassination scene. Milind Pandita acting as Julius Caesar was awarded the Best Actor at K C International. Bhavdeep Singh was awarded the Best Supporting Actor. Vatsala Mahajan had been the narrator in the play and had impressed the audience by her fantabulous confidence and the delivery of each and every word in the Classical English. Milind Pandita, Bhavdeep, Dristhant Mahajan, Parth Jain, Zitin Koul, Manav Gupta & Adhyan all played their character as if they were in the era.

Jodhamal students mesmerized all present in the audience with their impeccable acting skills and coordination and the pronunciation and diction in their dialogue delivery. When the Julius Caesar was assassinated by his friends the whole hall was shocked the see the Blood pouring out of Caesar’s Body. Milind Pandita of Jodhamal was awarded the Best Actor among all schools and Bhavdeep Singh was awarded the Best Supporting Actor. Naveen Chopra the Visiting Faculty at Jodhamal was the inspiration behind the acting skills of these students who is always there to guide the kids on living their passion.

Principal Trilok Singh Bist felicitated the theatre students for their victory and encouraged them for being the wonderful actors and advised each one to live the dream they have in their life and eyes for themselves. He also told kids to try and recognize their own potential and then work for the realistic dreams they have for their life…In the Declaimation Contest Kartikeya Singh did a wonderful joib by speaking Swami Viveka Nanda’s speech with full throw of voice and clarity of words and was appreciated by one and all. The teachers who prepared the kids were Vandana Jain,Radhika Sharma, Deepika Ibekule and Naveen Chopra.

Jodhamal Kick Started Teaching at Adopted Govt. Schools

Jodhamal Public School has adopted three Govt Schools for the Development of the Teaching standard and also for developing the soft skills among the Govt School kids who otherwise are full of talents but untapped. Jodhamal Public School Principal Trilok Singh Bist told that they have adopted three Govt Schools namely Govt Primary School Prithvipur, Govt Primary School Sainik Colony and Govt High School Deeli and have taken a resolution to give the very best to these students as far as the environment is concerned and within a year’s time these kids will be able to speak in English and Hindi fluently to take part in any competition. In April Trilok Singh Bist conducted a Workshop for all the Three Govt School Teachers at Jodhamal Public School to give them an exposure and feel that how good one feels when performs to the best of his/her ability. Bist said that all teachers of the three schools are well qualified and just needed a push to take the work as challenge and together they all can do wonders. Every Saturday Bist has deputed two teachers in each of the Govt School from Jodhamal who can impart the anglicised education to the kids besides the rich Indian Education. Ms. Bhupinder& Ms. DeepaliPuri went to GovtPrimary SchoolPrithvipurBishna and did a wonderful job by making the kids open up whereas Ms. RakhiJasrotia and Ms.PoonamSarmal of JMPS went to Govt High School, Deeli and could ignite the kids to urge for more when it comes to education and both of them felt that there is a lot of potential in these kids, only a little work needs to be done on them with love and affection and for that both teachers have volunteered for a three months teaching in the same school on every Saturday. Ms. Rimjhim Mahajan & Ms. Neha Sharma went to Govt Primary School Sainik Colony and they too made the kids comfortable with them and started with the teaching of the Parts of a plant with the Visual Aids. All the students from Govt School gave a very good response and even all teachers were happy to be associated with each other since it is always a mutual learning which takes place by such collaborations. Spoken English being the highlight of this collaboration one teacher out of the two will focus on how to make the students speak the basic English to begin with.TrusteeNandanKuthiala was generous enough to gift two Ceiling Fans to Primary School PrithvipurBishna as the teachers who visited them in April and May felt that the kids were feeling very hot. Since the Three schools are also a part of the Jodhamal Fraternity the school is all set to bring them at par with the rest of the country for the educational needs of the under privileged section of the society. Director Education Mrs. SmithaSethi had been instrumental in making this collaboration happen and had directed CEO Jammu Mr. J K Sudan to minutely observe this association of the Private Public Partnership move.

 

OASIS THE SUMMER CAMP CULMINATES AT JODHAMALSCHOOL

Jodhamal Public School organized, OASIS, THE SUMMER CAMP in the school campus. It offered access to amazing child-focused activities with sessions taking place in a variety of locations throughout the school premises. OASIS combined different ages and skill level for the students who want to keep in shape or try to do something recreational even during their holidays. The 15 days Camp came to an end with the spectacular performance by the participants in all activities they took part in. All the parents were invited to be a part of this culmination ceremony.

Students from all over the town enjoyed the fun-filled activities at JMPS who underwent challenging and rewarding experienceof various dance styles by the CCA CoordinatorJunior school Sonia Mahajan together with the Contemporary Dance which all students enjoyed , the little magical fingers played on the Casio and Guitar under the Guitar Maestro Mr. SubhashDey, who presented a very synchronized rendition of Casio and Guitar. Almost 30 students on the stage played in unison, the little chefs prepared mouth watering dishes in the Buns and Beans Club,coordinated by MsHarmeetKukkal (HOD Hindi) and MsUrmila Koul (Coordinator Primary Wing). The participants were taken to the Dominoes for a session on how to make the yummy tasty food. Children from different schools who had been a part of this activity, felt it a real treat for them to be a part of OASIS.

The Art and Craft faculty Ms. Anjali Bharti and Ms. Nivedita Sharma (HOD Art & Craft) made the students put up an Exhibition wherein a lotsof Paintingstyles were displayed along with Glass Paintings and the Best out of the Waste. The Art exhibition also impressed the parents with the uniqueness of the items.

The participants also exercised various sports and built up their stamina under the guidance of professional coach Mr. Balwinder Kumar and Mr. Irfan Choudhary. The childrenbeat the heat by splashing themselves in the Jodhamal Aqua Pool under the cover of their swimming coach PoojaBassanandAashiJamwal, and made the audience enthralled with the different kinds of strokes they taught to the students during the Oasis

Calligraphy the art of writing was conducted by Ms. BhupinderKour, which was appreciated by one and all. Mr. Sumeet, a famous personality of Natrang also trained a group of artists and taught them styles of acting.

All the age groups and different skills were combined at Jodhamal OASIS-2016, to provide a unique platform to the students, to hone up their skills with regular break and a balanced mix of fun and learning, which involved each day two sections of activities, each lasting for 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Jodhamal Trustee, MrNandanKuthiala and all the parents /guests were present on the culmination ceremony of summer camp to witness the cultural pageant presented by the students. Also present on the occasion was Ms Santosh Dogra Sr Coordinator Jodhamal School as the Guest of Honour who graced the occasion by witnessing a frolic and colourfulprogramme put up by the students on the day of culmination. The best part of the culmination ceremony was that the parent could witness whatever the kids learnt in the fortnight

This complete programme was organized under the able guidance of the Sr. CCA Coordinator NandaniBakshi who planned and executed the complete Summer Camp from the day one.

The parents appreciated the meticulous planning and execution of Summer Camp in such a perfect way and complimented the Jodhamal staff for their best efforts.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY AT JODHAMAL SCHOOL

Jodhamal public school Jammu held its 6 th investiture ceremony with great enthusiasm. The Investiture Ceremony marked a significant beginning of the new academic session. It was a solemn occasion where the Students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school.

Mr. Simrandeep Singh, The District Development Commissioner Jammu, was the Chief Guest. The occasion started with the welcome address by Mrs. Monika Sethi, Vice Principal Jodhamal School.

The school has a vision that JMPiians should gain confidence by facing challenges in life. The newly appointed Council Members marched in with their heads held high to the beautiful beat of the school band. They were adorned with the badges and received the school and House flags from the Chief Guest and the School Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist.

This was followed by the entire Council taking Oath to discharge their duties with sincerity and fulfill the schools expectations. The Principal in his speech congratulated the members and asked them to follow the ethical means of leadership.  The whole stage was lit up with vibrant colours of the different flags.

The occasion also witnessed a colourful   bonanza of Inter-House Dance Competition. This show was adjudged by the parents of the newly inducted Prefect Council.

The Chief Guest Mr. Simrandeep Singh emphasized in his speech, the importance of discipline and the dignity of the individual and school. The Head Boy Hasit Singh and the Head Girl Navisha Gupta promised a definite change for the better tomorrow with great conviction in their confident speeches.

The Newly formed Perfect Council is :- Hasit Sachdev (Head Boy), Navisha Gupta (Head Girl), Ratnesh Jain (Deputy Head Boy), Ishita Dhar (Deputy Head Girl), Muskan Tyagi & Muskan Puri (Academic Perfects), Antriksha Pathania & Aayush Dubey (Discipline Perfects), Danish Kaul & Jatin Mahajan (Sports Perfects)

The Neutral Vice Perfects are :- Pranjal Gandhi & Kshitij Sethi (Academic Vice Perfects), Manaswini Oswal & Ananya Sharma (CCA Vice Perfects), Gursimar Singh, Shivam Snoria and Harsimaf Kaur (Discipline Vice Perfects), Milind Pandita & Irwin Kaur (Sports Vice Perfects)

The House Perfects are :- Aarush Kaul & Charanjeev Singh (Challenge House), Varnika Gupta & Maulik Jain (Discovery House), Warnika Slathia (Enterprise House), Zara Zulfikar & Manik Bakshi (Invention House)

The House Vice Perfects elected are :- Atima Baksh & Chaitely (Challenge House) Bakshi Ananya Billawria & Ningnung Jaikone (Discovery House), Mahinder Kaur & Arya Abrol (Enterprise House), Gunjan Singh & Shakib Seikh (Invention House).

 

ASHOKA UNIVERSITY CONDUCTS COUNSELLING WORKSHOP AT JODHAMAL

India is a fast growing nation with multitude of education opportunities including under-graduate programs featuring multiple streams. Guidance and Counselling in the schools plays a decisive role in achieving the goal of helping young students to have a smooth and successful transition from school to the College. Keeping all these factors in mind, Jodhamal School provides a unique opportunity to their students, to know more about the top Indian Universities and colleges.

Hence, Jodhamal School, in association with ASHOKA University, also known as Harvard of India, hold an interactive worship-cum-career conclave for students of Classes XI and XII so as to make aware of the students on the liberal education and undergraduate programs being offered at Ashoka University.

A vey renowned Educationist, Mr Sandeep Saraswat and Ms Aditi Padiyar from Ashoka University were the Guest Speaker at this counselling session.

More than 350 students from Sainik school Nagrota, APS BD Bari, JP World’s, School, KC International School, Jammu Sanskriti School, SOS Herman and Jodhamal School participated in this session, so as to understand the unconventional career options awaiting them.

Ashoka University is a pioneer in providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The University help students become well-rounded individuals, who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service.  The University prepare students to be ethical leaders in a diverse and complex world. No doubt, the University’s innovative curriculum, outstanding faculty and the promise of a fulfilling learning experience has attracted the many students to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

The session was very formative and appreciated by one and all. The Trustee, Mr Nandan Kuthiala and School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist thanked the two Educationist from Ashoka University for coming to Jammu, to guide and counsel the students.

 

JODHAMAL CELEBRATES MOTHER’S DAY

Jodhamal Freshers of classes I-III celebrated Mother’s Day in the School O.A.T. Mrs Neetu Menni Gulati, Principal Polytechnic Collage Jammu was the Chief Guest on this auspicious occasion. The programme began with the lighting of the Lamp by the Chief Guest along with the School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist, the School Trustee, Ms Arati Kuthiala and the Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi.

The junior kids of classes I, II and III gave a wonderful performance of their talent. They danced merrily and sang songs in the praise of motherhood. The students showcased Arabian Dance, Western Dance and a Musical Fantasy. The mothers were held captive with the glimpses of the school memories of their wards. A song dedicated to all the mothers by students brought tears into their eyes.

To entertain the mothers, games were also organized. The mothers participated enthusiastically in the game show. Prize were given to the winning mothers.

Students as well as their mothers expressed their immense and eternal love.

Speaking on the occasion, MrNandanKuthiala, the Managing Trustee said; “Jodhamal stands for world class facilities and vision. By partnering with Vickrant in his superpositiveendeavours, we have demonstrated time and again that for us positivity is not a fancy buzzword but an ongoing way of life”.Chief Guest Mrs Neetu Gulati applauded the efforts made by the students as well as teachers. The area coordinators, Mrs Urmila Koul delivered the welcome speech and the programme was ended with the vote of thanks by CCA Coordinator, Junior Wing, Mrs Sonia Mahajan.

WORLD'S LARGEST GREETINGS CARD MADE AT JODHAMAL SCHOOL JAMMU

Jodhamal Public School rewrote history by creating its second Guinness World Record in three months. The School hosted the Largest Greetings Card in the World on 6th May 2016 at the School Play Ground.

Called “Yes Thank You Universe” the card was conceptualized and designed by Vickrant Mahajan, the found of Superpositivity Movement, and was the debut event of his “Superpositivity Unlimited” campaign. The card featured positive pledges and messages from 2,700 students, teachers and stake holders of Jodhamal School.

The students of Jodhamal School had in the last few days covered the Card with their very creative and inspiring words.

It bettered the previous world record created at the BN High School, Vadnagar in Gujarat on the occasion of MrNarinder Modi’s first birthday after becoming the Prime Minister of India. That card had measured 45 feet 11 inches long and 26 feet 2 inches wide. The greetings card at Jodhamal took ten days to produce and measured 50 feet long and 37 feet wide.

Speaking on the occasion, MrNandanKuthiala, the Managing Trustee said; “Jodhamal stands for world class facilities and vision. By partnering with Vickrant in his superpositiveendeavours, we have demonstrated time and again that for us positivity is not a fancy buzzword but an ongoing way of life”.

MrTrilok Singh Bist, Principal of the School was elated at the accomplishment. He said; “Every Child has unlimited potential. It just needs to be ventilated. Our teachers and staff are committed to making every student the very best they can ever be”.

This is the Second World Record created by Jodhamal School. Earlier, the Largest Book Signing Record was created at the School on 30th Jan 3016. ’.

HATTRICK VICTORY OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL AT NANO NAGLE DEBATE

Delegates of Jodhamal Public School comprising of Navisha Gupta and HasitSachdev alongwith their Coordinator, MsRoopinderKour, participated in the 4th International Youth at the Doon School, Dehradun and won the ‘BEST PRESENTATION TROPHY’.

The conference registered participation from Top 48 institutions from Dehradun, Wehlam Boys School Dehradun, British School Jakrata, National School Jordan, ScindiaKanyaVidyalaya Gwalior, Sacred Heart School Kalyan, Salwan Public School Gurgaon, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya Jaipur etc.

The conference focused on sustainable efforts to save nature and environment, and Jodhamal Team presented a documentary on ‘Save River Tawi’ which received immense appreciation and garnered enough attention from all corners of the audience.

The delegation of Jodhamal School came back home victorious with not only the reward but also with learning experiences and considered themselves fortunate of becoming an active part of Environment Saving International Conference.

Dr. Peter McLaughlin, The Headmaster, The Doon School and MrTanvir Singh, Director (TAP) also lauded the efforts put in by the Jodhamal Team.

The Team was mentored by Faculty InchargeMsRoopinderKour and Ms Radhika Sharma, assisted by Kushboo Khorana &Charanjeev, students of Jodhamal School and IT support rendered byMrVikasBakshi.

All parents feel highly privileged that Jodhamal School is providing such platform to the students and staff for their holistic development.

The School Trustee, MrNandanKuthiala, the School Principal, MrTrilok Singh Bist and the Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi gave stupendous mentoring to students, applauded them for a great show at the conference and felicitated them in a special assembly in the school.

HATTRICK VICTORY OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL AT NANO NAGLE DEBATE

Jodhamal Public School clinches FIRST POSITION, 3rd Year in a row at Nano Nagle Debate in Presentation Convent School Gandhi Nagar.

Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School Jammu organized the annual Nano Nagle Memorial Inter-School Debate on Wednesday on a highly conscientious topic ‘Caste Based Reservations are a sure step to India’s Socio-Economics Progress”

Ananya Sharma of Jodhamal School against the motion bagged the first position and Manasvini Oswal for the motion received the consolation prize.  Khushboo Turki for the motion from Presentation Convent School clinched the second place whereas the third place was shared by Mehula Khajuria of Presentation Convent and Mahaveer Singh of DPS Jammu.  Rolling Trophy was lifted by Presentation Convent School this year, whereas Ananya Sharma received the first prize bringing a hat-trick victory of Jodhamal Public School.

In all 12 prestigious schools of Jammu participated in the debate, wherein the children showcased their literary skills brimming with confidence.

Eminent Education, Ms Gitanjali Andotra Rana, Associate Prof. Department of English, GCW Parade Jammu, Ms Nireape Kaur, HOD Deptt of Political Science, MAM College Jammu and Anshuja Tak were the adjudicators of the event.

The Trustee of the School Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Ms Arati Kuthiala, School  Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist and Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi applauded the efforts of the students for bringing home, the Nano Nagle Trophy for the third year also, and gave a special pat to Ms Radhika Sharma and Ms Nandani Bakshi, CCA Sr Coordinator for preparing the children.

KAVITA DWIBEDI DAZZELS STUDENTS AT JODHAMAL

Jodhamal Public School celebrated the World Dance Day by performance of the  Kavita Dwibedi – a daughter and disciple of the Odissi Maestro Guru Harekrishna Behera.

Kavita Dwibedi is an alumni of the Delhi University and a dancer of vision and versatility, and known for her Abhinaya.  She has also earned wide acclaim for her performance at home and of the world’s highly prestigious platforms. A dancer of deep commitment towards an undiluted and authentic approach to Odissi.

Kavita Dwibedi was in Jodhamal School along with her team comprising of                  Sh. Suresh Sethi, the local vocalist, Ms Agni Mitra, the violinist and Mr Manas Kumar Sarangi – who played the Tabla.

She started the programme with the History of the Odissi dance and the explanation about the difference between the classical and folk dances, between ‘sur’  and ‘tal’ in dance, and the importance of passion and patience.

The three positions considered to be the lifeline of Odissi dance – the bokar, the tribhanga and the torso movement were described by her.

Kavita Dwibedi started the stage performance by the prayer to Lord Jaganathan followed by a Tribute to Maa Saraswati.

Dr. Sapna K Sangra, SPIC MACAY Coordinator for J&K and Dr. Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator Jammu were also present on the occasion.

The School Management complimented Kavita Dwibedi for her excellent performance and hoped that the students of the school have enjoyed the dance and would take up dancing as an activity in the school.  Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Truste of the School also made the spectators aware of Kavita Dwivedi, awarded with several medals and various awards and that she is also the founder Director of Odissi Academy Delhi – an Institution set up by her to promote and propagate Odissi dance and music.

Ms Nandani Bakshi, CCA Sr Coordinator Jodhamal Public School presented the Vote of Thanks

 

IAYP Adventure Camp To Koti (Kufri)
FACULTY MEMBER OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTEND NATIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP BY BRITISH COUNCIL AT DELHI

Jodhamal Public School has already been undergoing various exchange programmes with various schools at National and International level under ISA Activities of British Council. This workshop at Delhi was another addition to move one step ahead towards its International dimensions.
The British Council, an International organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, organized a workshop on International core skills for Leaders and Teachers that was attended by the Vice Principal Ms. Monika Sethi, ISA Coordinator Ms. Bhawna Madaan, and Academic Coordinator Ms. Ranju Malhotra on 16th Feb at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi.
It was a global education programme designed to help leaders and teachers globally aware and globally competitive in the 21st Century. This will help the school to integrate various core skills like Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creativity and Imagination, Communication and collaboration, Citizenship, Digital Literacy and Student Leadership and Personal Development into the curriculum.
Jodhamal Public School represented the  J&K State not only for the basic course but also for the advance course on Digital Literacy held on 2nd and 3rd March at Pullman Hotel, Aerocity,  New Delhi, wherein around 95 leaders and teachers across the country were a part of this workshop.

The workshop included learning on Digital Technologies that are becoming embedded in more and more aspects of our lives, work and social relationships. Developing Digital Literacy is an increasingly important area of concern in schools.

Jodhamal School would be the First Digital School in the J&K State by inculcating Digital Literacy in various forms in the school curriculum that will enable the students to create, edit and remix digital resources and tools, harness various social and online media, and to present online identities and profiles of themselves thus transforming themselves completely digital.

Jodhamal is the only school in Jammu & Kashmir where all the teachers from Pre-Nursery to Class 12th have been trained with this latest tools of 21st century, to make teaching and learning more dynamic, interactive and diverse across a range of subjects and are applicable to a whole range of aspects of students' learning lives and turning them to be a 21st Century child.

 

GRADUATION DAY OF TODDLERS AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL JAMMU

To mark the significance of schooling in the lives of toddlers, Jodhamal Public School acknowledged each one in the form of Graduation Day, a gracious passing out ceremony of all tiny tots, who have spent their initial years of life in school.

The Chief Guest for the function was Mrs Susham Kuthiala and Guest of Honour Mr. Himanshu Mittal, Assistant Director UK-India Generation Programme from British Council .  Little toddlers were very excited to receive their passing out from Pre-Primary to Grade-1 degrees, in their black gowns and smart caps.
A cultural bonanza was presented by them to mesmerize the audience.  Pre-Nursery group presented Noddy Dance with tinkling caps, Ketch up Song in flashy red dress and Chair Drill by UKG Class.  Brown Girl in rain dance was full of expressions and energy. Dogri Song “TarreTudaPayeina” by UKG Children is spotless White Kurta Payjama and Flowering Turban enthralled one and all.  Students of this block amazed everybody by presenting a Skating Drill with stunts performances.  Hoola Hoop Dance by UKG Children in Pink Barbie Dress was a sight. Awards were presented to the students by Himanshu Mittal from British Council . The most coveted Award of Student of the Year from UKG was given to Ranjveer Singh, Star of the Year in each section of LKG were awarded to Varnika, Anchal and ,Anmoldeep , Star of the Year from UKG was conferred on  Pawani Gupta,Nishant Verma, Satvik , Mahit & Shyla, Most regular student in the Pre Nursery was given to Tamsi Gupta. All these children’s parents felt elated while they were asked to be on stage with their wards.
Guest of Honour Himanshu Mittal in his address said that he was highly mesmerized by the performance of the little ones doing Kathak, dancing on roller skates and doing all sorts of stunts at such tender age and he was absolutely in a different world and had never expected this high standard in Jammu where he landed for the first time for the M & E visit to five elite schools of Jammu for the UK Teaching Assistants coming to Jammu this August. Himanshu also appreciated the teachers and the support staff looking after the kids with love and compassion which was visible throughout the programme. He complimented the Principal & management for imparting the education par excellence.
The louds never stopped. Clapping Rightly said “I had a sparrow as pet, but it flews one day. I had a Squirrel, but it ran away too. Then, planted a tree and they both came back”.  Jodhamal Public School hones the talent of each one and brings out the holistic development of all its wards.
All class teachers along with their classes, got the pass out folders, thus bringing an end to the spectacular show.The School Management and Principal, Mr. Trilok Singh Bist applauded the efforts of students of school staff for preparing the students so well. A special kudos was given to the CCA Coordinators Nandini Bakshi & Sonia Mahajan for the overall mentoring and meticulous planning of the complete show. Neetu Johri the Pre Primary Coordinator presented the Annual Report of the Year and informed the parents that the World Renowned Accreditation Agency World Education Foundation UK Awarded a 6 Star Gold Rating to Jodhamal Public School for its standard of Activities, Academics, Leadership Qualities,International Dimensions in the Curriculum, Competence of Faculty and Parental Involvement in the functioning of the school. Education World had also Ranked Jodhamal Public School as the No.1 school in J & K besides the Digital Magazine putting Jodhamal among the best 100 schools of India. All the Teachers from the Kinder Garten section had put in a lot of efforts and Principal applauded the efforts of all including  Manpreet Kaur, Shweta Kohli, Vrinda Sonte, Maninder Kaur, Dolly Chandhoke, Anandita Dey, Gagandeep Kaur,, Deepika Manhas,Kamal Sharma & Ashu Dutta.

 

Graduation Day
Jodhamal Juniors Grab the Invitational Football Championship

Jodhamal Juniors Grab the Invitational Football Championship
Jodhamal Football Team won the coveted Invitational Football Tournament Trophy held at K C International School. This was an under 12 Tournament which included the students from class IV & V only. This Tournament brought a lot of excitement among the Junior Champs of Jodhamal since it was the first time they had to go for an Inter School Tournament. Their Coach Balvinder Kumar started the preparations the day KCI sent the invitation and worked so hard with the little ones that they brought home the Trophy…Team comprised of Novel Khan,Sudhanshu,Antriksh,Rehaan,Araghya,Puneet,Medhansh,Sammart,Paul,Salik,Vibhas,Faizan,Anish Sharma,Harshveer Singh,Summit,AyanMalhotra,Aarav,Ainaan,Armaan,Tashif,Anuj,Rishav & Bhuran. JMPS won all the matches they played and everyone in the audience appreciated their football skills and the team spirit with which they played all the matches in this tournament. Children came back so excited that they came straight to the Principal’s office with their cute little trophy for which they got a pat from the Principal with a treat to all of them including the coach… Principal Trilok Singh Bist appreciated the efforts of the students and their coach Balvinder Kumar and also appreciated the parents for pitching in to pick and drop the kids for the practice sessions.

 

Sa Ma Pa Aalap Festival -2016 Held at Jodhamal Public School

The Inaugural Session of the premier music festival of J&K, the Sa Ma Pa Aalap 2016, being presented by SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts) in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relations J&K and Department of Tourism Jammu, was held on Tuesday, 16th Feb 2016 at 11.00am at Jodhamal Public School, Jammu. The ceremony began with the traditional lamp lighting by Music Maestro AbhayRustumSopori, UstadAkram Khan Ji, MrNandanKuthiala, Trustee Jodhamal Public School and MrTrilok Singh Bist, Principal of the School. Theprogramme was witnessed by more than 2000 students, staff and music listeners. AbhayRustumSoporiwas accompanied by one of the India’s finest Tabla players UstadAkram Khan.In a very motivational speech, the Music Maestro AbhayRustumSoporishared the importance of art and culture for the coming generation and asked the students to take the mission forward and contribute to the rich heritage of the State.
Abhay Sopori Ji mesmerized the students with his enthralling performance and made the students sing along. He said that the students need to be learn classical music to connect to their culture and to connect to the roots of Jammu. He also had a question answer session with the students where the kids showcased their inquisitiveness and were well received and answered by Music Maestro Abhay Ji.
The other dignitaries present on this auspicious occasion were Dr Aziz Hafizi, Secretary of J&K Art, Culture & Language, Sh. Nagindera Singh Jamwal, Diretor Dept of Information and Public Relations, Smt. Anjali Sharma, Station Director Doordarshan Jammu, Sh. Susheel Attri, Deputy Director J&K Tourism Department.
This festival will be held at more than 20 different venues of the Jammu and border areas like Samba, Akhnoor, Rajouri, Poonch and RS Pura. The second part of the festival will later be held in Kashmir region in March this year.
To honour this Great Maestro, the JMPians presented a Dogri Group Song and performed on violin. On this auspicious occasion, MrTrilok Singh Bist, Principal Jodhamal Public School thanks the Great Maestro and his team for Blessing the Jodhamal Public School with his sufiana music. A beautiful memento was presented to the King of Strings by the students and School Management.

Guinness World Record Created at Jodhamal School

Today at Jodhamal Public School Vickrant Mahajan created the Guinness Book World Record by signing more than 7000 books at the global book release function of his book “Yes Thank You Universe” .
More than 7000 Students, Teachers, Parents and the Jummuites at large participated in this mega event. It is for the first time such a massive gathering was experienced in Jammu history at one place for one event . Trilok Singh Bist Principal Jodhamal Public School complimented Vickrant Mahajan on achieving this great feet of being a World Record holder for the fourth time.
Mr. Vickrant Mahajan is a resident of Jammu and has made Jammu take pride many a times .He is the proverbial gypsy, driven by an inexhaustible zest for life. He studied publishing at the University of Denver and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, was an editor with HarperCollins India for two years, and was the first runner-up at Grasim Mr India 2003. Vickrant made his Bollywood debut with the film Challo Driver released in 2012. He has written five self-help books and a collection of short stories. His fifth book, Stretch Yourself was a bestseller in India and has been translated into several languages. His latest book, “Yes Thank You Universe”, was released in May 2014. Besides, he has authored ten photographic coffee-table books and has exhibited his art in India and Dubai. He now runs a consciousness organisation called Super positivity Movement. Recently he travelled across the country with 29 states in his Car travelling more than 20,000 km and addressed more than 100 schools across the country and motivated more than 1 lakh students.students across the country .
For this event, he choose Jodhamal Public School since he received the positive vibrations from the school management, and on this day 30th January 2016 he created this World Record by breaking the Previous record of 6786 books being signed at Ohio USA by American author Orrin Woodward.
As a token of heartfelt appreciation, every individual participant was given a Certificate of Participation which clearly mentions that it is a Guinness World Record event. Besides, the participants also got a personally autographed copy of Vickrant’s bestselling book “ Yes Thank You Universe”.
Staff, Students and management of Jodhamal Public School was appreciated by Vickrant Mahajan at this achievement of the World Record and he showcased is gratitude to the school from the core of his heart. He said “let’s make Jammu and India proud and inspire Jammuites to think global”. He thanked Jammu for the support to the local son of the soil and for giving him their support to achieve this Great Feet today, the 30th of January, at Jodhamal Public School. Trilok Singh Bist and Nandan Kuthiala appreciated the support Vickrant’s Father Sham Gupta and Mother Veena Gupta has been giving to him in all his entreprenueral endeavours.

JODHAMAL READY TO HOST THE BIGGEST BOOK SIGNING EVENT CREATION OF WORLD RECORD

To inspire the students and people of Jammu to think global, Jodhamal Public School is hosting an unprecedented event i.e. CREATION OF A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD by Mr Vickrant Mahajan of Super Positivity Movement, wherein Mr Vickrant will release the latest edition of his bestselling motivational book Yes Thank You Universe to create a new world record for THE LARGEST BOOK SIGNING IN HISTORY.
This event will take place on Saturday, 30th January 2016 between 8.00 am and 3.00 pm at the Jodhamal Public School MPH. All citizens of Jammu are welcome to participate in this event at Jodhamal School. Mr Vickrant Mahajan has written a bestseller Super Positivity and already holds three Guinness World Records.
While speaking to the media persons, Mr Vickrant Mahajan said that a total of 12000 students and teachers around the Jammu City, Udhamapur, Akhnoor and Samba are wholeheartedly participating in this event.
As a token of heartfelt appreciation, every individual participant will be given a Certificate of Participation which clearly mentions that it is a Guinness World Record event. In addition, the participating schools will be given a beautiful commemorative citation which clearly mentions that it is a Guinness World Record event. Besides, the students will get a personally autographed copy of Vickrant’s bestselling book at a heavily discounted price of Rs 100 instead of the online and retail price of Rs 300.

11TH NATIONAL MATSOGI DO CHAMPIONSHIP

In the recently held 11th National Matsogi-Do-Championship at M.A Stadium Jammu, 13 states from all over the country i.e PUNJAB, HIMACHAL, HARYANA, CHANDIGARH, UP, BIHAR, RAJASTHAN, CHATTISHGARH, MADHYA PRADESH, MAHARASHTRA, TAMIL NADU, KARNATANA and ASSAM participated in the championship.

A total 33 students of Jodhamal School were member of the J&K State Team. Out of these 13 students won medals for the State. The winners of Gold Medals are Kanwarpal Singh Sudan, Ansh Gupta, Suhani Langer, Chetanya, Vaasu Dev, Kanav Sabharbal and Anirudh Mahajan, Silver Medals Anirudh Thakur and Aryan Katal and the students who received Bronze Medals are Tarishi Gupta, Swarjit Sharma, Vasu Sharma and Avichal Rampal. These students were prepared by Mr Vishal Samrat, Matsogi-Do Coach of Jodhamal School.


The School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist said that the JMPians are creating new milestones in the field of sports and academics both at National and International level as the school prepare the students through regular training by the expert coaches of Jodhamal School. The School believes that the school’s playground is the best training ground for students, empowering them with self-confidence, universal values, good sportsmanship and the desire to succeed in life. Mr Bist said, to meet the objectives of Academic & Sports, JMPS organizes Inter-House and Inter-School competitions for Jodhamal students throughout the year, to make them able to compete in various sports discipline at National & International Level. Besides this, well trained coaches are engaged by Jodhamal School to train the students and improve their sports skills. It provide opportunity to the young and aspiring students to show case their talents at National Platform.


It is record worthy that Jodhamal Public School has been rankedNUMBER ONE in J&K State and also NUMBER ONE in Jammu City by the EducationWorld and C-Fore Bangalore because of its dedicated infrastructure, excellent academic record and well-designed Co-curriculum activities

The proud winners were felicitated by the Principal for their stunning performance at this National event. Mr Bist also applauded the efforts put in by Mr Vishal Samrat, in proper training of the students and bringing home the bunch of medals.

Jodhamal Kids Excel at National Level Pearson Quiz at Bangalore

Jodhamal Team which was selected at the City Level to represent J & K at Bangalore for the National Pearson Quiz at Bangalore came out with flying colours and with a lot of exposure. Team comprising of Alabh Raj and Anmol Gupta made their way to the National Round to be held at Bangalore. Team Jodhamal did very well at Bangalore and out of a total of 1024 schools from all over India they made their place in the best 12 teams which reached Semi Finals. In the semi finals they did very well but just due to buzzer round they could not make their way to final but they were awarded the Trophy for being the Semi Finalists, Both the students Alabh and Anmol were presented with the sparkling trophies and Alabh Raj was also awarded a Bat specially signed by the chief guest VVS Laxman and cash prize from famous cricketer VVS Laxman for answering questions based on cricket correctly. Teacher escort Manvinder Kaur also felt that this exposure will go a long way with the students and getting the recognition in the galaxy of schools was an achievement in itself. Principal Trilok Singh Bist felicitated the Team for their wonderful performance in a special assembly and also complimented the mentor teachers Mubeen Butt and Sanjay Pandey for their support and guidance in creating an interest in every child for Quizzing at Jodhamal. This year had been a year of achievements for Jodhamal where at each and every Quiz Competition be it inter school, inter district, inter-state or at National Level they have really excelled at each level and the principal gave the credit to the teachers and parents together with the students of the school for a collaborative teaching learning process at Jodhamal..

SECOND DAY CELEBRATION OF XI ANNUAL DAY OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Jodhamal Public School celebrated its XI Annual Day which was meticulously planned by the staff and students from Class VI to XII. These students showcased their talent in the form of Cultural Evening.
Mr Kavinder Gupta, the Hon’ble Speaker J&K was the distinguished Chief Guest for this occasion and Mr Parvez Dewan, Former Tourism Secretary, Govt of India as the Hon’ble Guest of Honour. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries and a welcome speech by the Head Girl Akanksha Sharma. The melodious music by the School Chorus & Orchestra had soothing effect on the audience. Instrumental hits like Come September, Lara’s Theme, Karz & Taquila enthralled the audience.
An open air Painting and Sketches Exhibition was organized where more than 400 paintings of the students were displayed. The school presented a power packed show and the acting abilities of the JMPians. Invoking of God was performed by the students of 8th, 9th and 11th class in the form of Hanuman Chalisa. The highlight of the programme was the dance drama The Wizards of MoH produced and directed by Mr Naveen Chopra, famous theatre personality. It depicted the various aspect of Human Being viz MOH, GYAN, DHAN, KARODH and LABH. Miss Rebeakah Jerram and Ms Lauren Bridgeman, UK based Teaching Assistants had prepared the students of Class VI-VIII for the Fusion Contemporary Dance, which the students performed very well and got a thundering applause from the audience. Next to follow was enthralling dance Nat Nagar Ki Hai Yeh Leela by the students of Class IV.
Prize giving ceremony happens to be the most awaited event of the Annual Day and the Excellence Awards were given to the top scorers in Class XII and 10 CGPA in Class X, who exceled in the various International, National, State & Inter-District Championships. The awardees & winners of the Duke of Edinburgh, British Council, CBSE Merit holders and IAYP were also felicitated.
The Trustee of the school, Mr Nandan Kuthiala welcomed and addressed the august guests and parents, and highlighted the various endeavor that the school has planned for the betterment of the students.
The Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist read out the Annual Report giving the highlights of the session 2015-16, which was appreciated by the audience in a thundering applause. He also appreciated the team Jodhamal for all the efforts in making the programme a grand success.
The Chief Guest, Mr Kavinder Gupta congratulated and applauded the staff and students for working with zeal and enthusiasm for making the Annual Day Function, commendable. He also reminded that schools play a vital role in producing good citizens and also appreciated the dedication of the Management, Staff and Students in making Jodhamal School THE NUMBER ONE IN J&K STATE as well as NUMBER ONE IN THE JAMMU CITY. Mr Pravez Dewan also congratulated and appreciated the school management efforts in getting the school to such great heights.
The programme culminated with the vote of thanks by the Head Boy Mr Abhijeet Kumar Arora.


Colourful Bonanza at Jodhamal Public School

Jodhamal Public School put up acolourful Bonanza on 11 Dec 2015. It was a magnificent show by the students from Class I to V in the IRON DOME MULTI PURPOSE HALL of the school. The Chief Guest Mr Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, the Central University Jammu and Guest of HonourMrSimranjeet Singh, District Development Commissioner, Jammu were welcomed by the Management, Principal and Vice Principal of the school.

The day programme started with a welcome speech by the SPL (Girl) Aanya Anand. The melodious music by the School Chorus & Orchestra had soothing effect on the audience. Instrumental hits like Come September, Lara's Theme, Karz & Taquila enthralled the audience.An open air Painting and Sketches Exhibition was organized where more than 400 paintings of the students were displayed.

SHRI KRISHAN (Nat Nagar Ki Hai YehLeela) was the opening item, a mythological musical ecstasy, depicting every incident of his life mesmerizes the audience responding in a thundering applause.

The spectators were captivated to the music and enthralled to see the students of Class I swaying their hips in the ARABIAN DANCE. The highlight of the programme were the two dance dramas WIZARDS OF MOH directed by Mr Naveen Chopra, the famous theatre personality depicting the behavior characteristics of an individual and how he should get out of the vicious circle, the second was PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. Both these dance dramas kept the audience spell bound. The Gypsiesof Class II amazed the guests with the splashing of colours and tinkling sounds of the Tambourines.

The Grand Finale was the FUSION OF CONTEMPORARY BALLET by Class IV prepared by UK based Teaching Assistants Miss RebeakahJerram and Miss Laura Bridgeman.

Prizes were also given to the students who excelled in various International, National, State and Inter-District Competitions.

The Trustee of the School Mr Nandan Kuthiala addressed the august gathering, aspiring the audience with the future plans, the management has for the betterment of the school & students.

The Principal of the school, Mr Trilok Singh Bist presented the School Annual Report highlighting the accolades of the JMPians. He also thanked the staff and students for working hard to get the school to be adjudged as NUMBER ONE SCHOOL IN J&K STATE in the nationwide survey done by THE EDUCATION WORLD and C-FORE SURVEY, BANGALORE.

The Chief Guest Mr Ashok Aima, in his address, congratulated the school for its glorious achievements and praised the efforts of the students and staff of JMPS for their wonderful show. And as a token of appreciation, a Memento was presented by the Management.

The programme ended with the vote of thanks by the SPL (Boys)KarmanyaWahi followed by the National Anthem.

Jodhamal Bids Farewell to British Council Teaching Assitant Laurene

Exactly two months and six days back Laurene entered the threshholds of Jodhamal Public School as a British Council Teaching Assistant together with Rebekka Jerrum from England. Rebekka Jerram is going to stay for three months but Laurene Bridgeman has come to the end of her work visa with Jodhamal Public School today and to bid her a farewell there was a special assembly organized in which all students gave her a heartfelt adieu. Snober conducted the special assembly under the guidance of Nandini Ma’am the CCA Coordinator at Jodhamal. Children sang songs, recited the poems in her honour and shared their experience with Laurene in her dance classes and spoken English classes which she took religiously during her short tenure at Jodhamal. Trustee Nandan Kuthiala wished her good luck and best wishes for her future endeavours and told her that JMPS will look forward to maintain these professional relations with all teaching assistant via British Council. Vice Principal Monika Sethi explained how in spite of cultural differences the two teaching assistants have become a part and parcel of Jodhamal in such a short stint. Principal Trilok Singh Bist said that in spite of the weather condition variations both the Teaching Assistants were taken care of by all the Staff & Students of Jodhamal specially Bhawna Madaan , Santosh Dogra , Radhika Sharma, Vandana Jain & Mubeen Butt, and today at this moment of parting the whole school feels like losing a family member. Bist said the way the two teachers were incorporated in the school curriculum had made the children create a lifelong bonding with both of them. Laurene was taking the dance classes for Junior as well as Senior students and has prepared two contemporary dances both for Junior and Senior students which all parents will get to see in the school’s Annual Day in the second week of December. Principal Bist said that learning is a lifelong process. We learn from our surroundings in a natural way. It is an inborn attitude but since the world today has become a Global Village we need to learn from the international surroundings and atmosphere and such Exchange Programmes make learning environment conducive and at the same time learning is an innate process and always originates from within. All teachers are first a good learner and then a teacher. Hence even for the teachers also this exchange programme was a learning experience. Laurene Bridgemean felt that she learnt a lot more about India and Jammu & Kashmir state. Everyday was a learning experience for her too at Jodhamal and this is that what she is going to miss. She said that she felt so at home at Jodhamal that she did not realize that her contract came to the close so early. She also said that the school authorities have been incredibly kind and generous to her and she felt very grateful for all that the staff and students did for her during her short tenure and she has made memories that will last a lifetime..

JODHAMAL SCHOOL FELICITATED NATIONAL LEVEL WINNERS

In a special assembly held recently at Jodhamal Public School, the National level participants & winners of Jodhamal School, in the field of various sports, were honoured.
The students who represented J&K Team in Basketball School Nationals at Bhavnagar, Gujarat were Danish Koul, Antriksha Pathania, Ishita Dhar & Ishwarjit Singh Bali.
The students selected to represent J&K in Swimming School Nationals at Kolkatta were Dhairya Choudhary, Arav Trehan & Samrat Sharma.
The medals winners in WuShu Nationals Championship at Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) were Aayesha Hayaat, Akash Ptwari & Akshita Chopra. Also, Angad Singh Sodhi, who represented the J&K Chess Nationals and Mian Mohd Raza, who won the Gold in Golf Tournament at Kashmir were felicitated at this auspicious occasion.
The Principal of the school, Mr Trilok Singh Bist said that the Jodhamal School has always been promoting the sports among the young students as a result our students have always been in the forefront in all the sports events.
Mr. Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee Jodhamal School and Mr Trilok Singh Bist, Principal congratulated the proud winners for their impressive achievement at National Level and applauded the efforts put in by all the sports teachers of Jodhamal School, Mr Sukomal Ganguly, Mr Vishal Samrat, Mr Balwinder Kumar, Mr Aman Anand, Ms Pooja Bassan, Ms Aashi Jamwal and Ms Seema Mehra in well preparing the team and bringing home a bouquet of medals and trophies.

JODHAMAL STUDENTS AT SINGAPORE-EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Eighteen students of Jodhamal Public School along with their Vice Principal Mrs. Monika Sethi and Teacher Escort Mr. Narinder Singh visited Singapore for an educational tour and excursion as the part of their experiential learning curriculum. The students and staff visited almost all the tourist destinations of Singapore. Such outings to the rest of the world open and widen the horizons of children’s perception of the world on one hand and give them a view of the diverse culture on the other hand.
sss Singapore is celebrating its 50 years of Independence this year and the whole country is in a festive mood. The buildings, market places, tourist spots have been spruced up to be able to let people from all over the world be a part of the festivities. In 50 years, this country has shown immense development with superb infrastructure, excellent tourist destinations, has the world’s most techno savvy airport, excellent education standards and has become one of the cleanest countries of the world, worth visiting.
The students visit started with the Night Safari which showcased a travel through the natural habitat of animals set in a humid tropical forest open only at night. It was an excellent experience as it was also accompanied with cultural performances, tribal dances and fire demonstrations. The Sentosa Island tour was another marvelous attraction wherein the students reached the mainland by a cable car ride. They were mesmerized by the visit to the underwater world, the magnificient display by the dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon, the wings of time display, the Skyline luge and Skyride, visit to the Santosa Merlion, the Palawan Beach and much more.
The Science Centre was an amazing experience for all the students where they learnt many aspects of science through practical experiences. The Gardens by the bay-an initiative of the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’ left everyone spell bound.
During the tour, the students also got the opportunity to see beautiful landmarks and amazing infrastructure of Singapore. The Esplanade, Suntec City, Fountain of Wall, Marina Bay Sands, Little India, China Town, Mariamma Temple, Singapore Flyer and Orchard Road were some the places visited and were a treat to watch.

JODHAMAL SCHOOL WALK TOWARDS NATURE

The young buddy of Jodhamal Public School carried a nature walk to the Green Belt Park, Channi Himmat under the aegis of British Council Activity. A total of ____ students of Class V participated in this walk. The aim of this nature walk was to collate information and explore various symmetrical things in the nature like flowers, buds, butterflies and honeybee etc. The children had a fun filled and learning experience. The cool breeze and the fresh air not only rejoiced the children, but also imparted them with the knowledge about the flora and fauna along with symmetrical patterns around them. This nature walk enriched the jodhamal students with positive vibes and love towards nature.

VISION TOWARDS COMMUNITY SERVICES BY THE STUDEDNTS OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Communities are the heart of countries, states and nations. We may not be able to change the choices people make, but can increase the choice they have.
To give a different edge to learning and provide the children a new field, Jodhamal students took an initiative to serve different sections of societies through their services under the aegis of British Council Activity, students of Jodhamal Public School visited Balran – A Charitable Home for Destitute children at Channi Rama Jammu. The students interacted with the children and exchange their ideas and experiences. They also had a fruitful discussion with Balgran children on how to save water, protection from Dengue and the various initiatives taken by Mr Modi, the Prime Minister of India, to eradicate poverty from the nation.
The aim of this visit was to create awareness among the children about the social services, which we can provide to these un-privileged children.
The photographs and videos of the entire activity were taken and uploaded on the community service blog and also shared with the partner schools like State Medical Uniersity Ukraine, Liendriya Vidhalaya, Moscow, Mt. Pleasant School, New Jersy and International School Stockholm, Sweden.
The students were accompanied by Ms Pratibha Sopori and Ms Deepta Khushoo
. The School Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist appreciated this initiative of the students and said that the students of Jodhamal School are future ready to provide such kind of services in future also.

Jodhamal Wins the City Round of the CBSE Indian Heritage Quiz


CBSE Indian Heritage Quiz was conducted by CBSE New Delhi at Jodhamal Public School Jammu. There were a total of 16 schools which pitched in for the coveted quiz competition and Jodhamal Public School emerged as Winners with 115 points in the city round with K C Public School as first runners up with 45 points and third position was bagged jointly by Sainik School Nagrota and Montessory Cambridge School Pathankot. There were a total of sixteen schools from Jammu, Kashmir and Punjab had participated in this quiz which was based on the Indian Heritage. All teams were made to write the written quiz in which six schools entered into the final quiz namely Sainik School Nagrota, K C Public School, Jodhamal Public School,  Montessory Cambridge School Pathankot, Army Public School Damana & DPS Jammu. Schools from Manasbal, Srinagar , Jammu & Pathankot had been a part of this quiz. Quiz Master Mr. Shashank Mailk conducted the quiz and was from CBSE New Delhi for the conduct of this quiz in a Infinite Bounce Pattern with 44 questions in this city round with 22 questions clockwise and 22 anticlockwise… There was a great learning for each one present right from the teachers to students to spectators about the Indian Heritage and Culture. Principal Jodhamal Trilok Singh Bist appreciated all teams for their efforts and said that all teams who have participated are the ones who have enhanced their knowledge this afternoon and congratulated the City Round Winners and wished them luck for the Regional Round to be held at Gurgoan in November . Bist appreciated Sanjay Pandey, Mubeen Butt and Nandini Bakshi for their untiring efforts to make this Event a big hit. Jodhamal Team comprising of Akshit Gupta, Shivam Sanora and Arnav Talwar will be there at Panchkula round at Gurgaon to represent J & K . All the teams went back highly enriched.

 

JODHAMAL SCHOOL RANKED NUMBER ONE IN J&K STATE


Jodhamal Public School has been ranked as the Best School in J&K for 2014-15 by the prestigious Magazine, Education World. The School has been ranked number One in the City as well as in the State. Every year Education World in collaboration with C-Fore conduct a nationwide survey in May-June and more than 5000 top schools all over India participating in this survey. The survey is conducted in 14 parameters like Academic Reputation, Competence of Faculty, Co-Curriculum Activities, Infrastructure, Discipline, Community Service, Sports Education, Leadership, Management quality, Life Skills & teacher-student ratio.

More than 11,000 Educationist, Principals, teachers, parents & stakeholders are interviewed Pan India while compiling the State and National Ranking of these schools. The results of these interviews and survey are published as The Annual Education World, Indian School Ranking 2015. Education World is the leading magazine in the field of education in Asia. This survey was conducted in 27 major cities and other education hubs of the country. The First Ranking Schools of respective states were felicitated recently in New Delhi, wherein Mr Bhim Rathke & Mrs Narayani Sibal, Management Board Members and Mr Trilok Singh Bist, Principal Jodhamal Public School received this prestigious award on behalf of the school. Some other notable winners in their respective states / cities were The Sri Ram School, Vasant Valley School, The Doon School, Mayo College, DPS RK Puram, Mayo Girls College, City Montessori School Lucknow St. Joseph’s School Dehradun, Sawai Man Singh Jaipur,The Cathedral and John Canon School Mumbai, Sanskriti School New Delhi, The Bishop’s Cotton Pune etc. On behalf of the organizer, Mr Dilip Tha