New Horizon Gurukul believes that when a child is exposed to various experiences, as opposed to being solely focused on core academics , grows up to be wholesome individual capable of enhancing the quality of life around him/her.” These influences are gently introduced into the child’s perspective over a period of time through our school activities.
Inter school competitions are means to provide opportunities for shishyas to extend their personal interests and experiences, to foster and develop self-reliance, social and cultural awareness. Thus, Gurukulites grow up to excel socially, emotionally and professionally in this inter-dependent and complex world. Vigyan manthan, various Olmpiads , spell Bee competitions are regularly conducted for the benefit of the students.
Besides the competitions and co scholastic activities , we regularly conduct Special assemblies on various topics including — One time use plastic ban, Swatchata Pakhwada, Constitution Day, Sadbhavana Day , Kannada Rajyotsava, Kargil Vijay Diwas etc .
Annual events such as cultural Annual days for classes 1-4 ,Uphaar for classes 5-10 , Annual sports Days and Gyanmela for all classes are organized keeping the ultimate benefit that children will receive out of such participations especially in various skill’s development . During these annual events we ensure 100 percent participation of students.
Inter School Activities
Inter school competitions are means to provide opportunities for shishyas to extend their personal interests and experiences and to develop both self reliance and social and cultural awareness. It enables to build a good rapport with the schools and to encourage and motivate the hidden talent of the students. We believe that this programme will form a base for the Shishyas to compete in various events at higher level.
Inter House Activities
THE FIVE HOUSES AT GURUKUL
As our Vedas teach that everything in nature is made up of 5 basic elements (Panchbutas): PRITHVI, JAL, AGNI, VAYU AND VYOM .The knowledge of these elements allows one to understand the laws of nature and use it to attain greater health, power, wisdom and happiness. This arises out of a deep intuition of how the universe operates. These five elements are those that we and the entire universe is made up of. They are the reality of life and must be a part of every aspect of our lives. At Gurukul, We have chosen these five elements as our houses PRITHVI , JAL, AGNI , VAYU and VYOM for our students to embody, personify and incorporate into their daily lives The House VYOM works extensively on our environment of our immediate surroundings, our State , our Country , our world and our Universe .
The entire school is divided in five houses headed by an elected student council . The student council election is a democratic process that involves voting by students . The elected student council is decorated with their badges and handed over their responsibilities in a highly official Investiture ceremony conducted every year .
Various Inter-house activities and competition such as :- Cooking without fire, Debate, Street play, photography , story writing, , Spell bee, science project presentation, Math race and many sports Inter- house events are conducted round the year to nurture hidden talents in shishyas, thus aiming for holistic development. Through-out the year, houses under the able guidance of their house masters compete wholeheartedly and await the declaration of the best house rolling trophy eagerly .
EVERYTHING THAT IS EXCELLENT WILL COME WHEN THIS SLEEPING SOUL IS AROUSED TO SELF CONSCIOUS ACTIVITIES – Swami Vivekanand
Field trips are recognized as important moments in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore novel things in an authentic setting. Their importance is supported by professional an organization which asserts field trips can “deepen and enhance” classroom study and a quality school curriculum is one that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.
Gyan a term for “knowledge” in Indian philosophy, centers on a cognitive event which is recognized when experienced. Celebrating this zest for knowledge, New Horizon Gurukul, holds GyanMela every alternate year for students across the board . It is one of a kind exhibition which has the young enthusiastic Gurukulites participating across scholastic and co-scholastic subjects, by showcasing the concepts learnt through innovative working models, creative charts and lively, thought provoking cultural performances. A well coordinated grand display of knowledge in all its glory leaves the parents asking for more.
It is a true experience of integrated learning and teaching for all students of classes 1-10 that is being followed at New Horizon Gurukul as its core methodology .
Annual Sports Meet
School sports refer to athletic programs in the context of the school setting.The objective of school sports is the enrichment of the high school experience of Shishyas within the context of the educational mission of Gurukul. The objective of our Annual Sports Meet is to contribute to the overall education of all students, not athletes only. Other qualities logically follow from the educational mission: citizenship, sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, respect, and health and welfare of all students not only during the school years but continuing into adulthood.
UPAHAAR – THE ART OF GIVING
“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference “
Students of classes 5-10 of New Horizon Gurukul attempt to make a small difference to the organizations that work for the welfare of society in various domains by organizing a Carnival every alternate year and donating the proceeds from all the stalls to them. Each stall run by the students under guidance from their teachers is necessarily associated with a particular organization and the proceeds are handed over to the concerned organization post the event by visiting them . It not only gave a sense of accomplishment to the students, but also a sense of responsibility by doing their bit for the societal welfare.
Amidst performances, games, magic, and of course, food – the grand Carnival “Uphaar” is always a super hit affair. The school quadrangle is dressed nothing short of a wonderland. The stalls range from that of a photo booth to magic show to a karaoke street and what not. The variety of the games and finger licking food, keeps the guests and children glued to them. The students manage the stalls, giving a glimpse of the future entrepreneurs.
The stage has something to look forward to at every point of time. The dance performances range from the Indian folk to that of salsa and tango. The competitions bring out the hidden talents in the parents, who too take part with their wards with great enthusiasm.
After the school hours
NASA Trip – To the US AND BACK in Ten Days!!!
As Midnight struck on 6th May 2018……… 6 students from New Horizon Gurukul along with the Senior School Coordinator Ms. Chitralekha embarked on an exciting trip to USA.
They headed out for a tour of Universal Studios, the famed Amusement Park where fun rides are based on themes from movies like Shrek, Harry Potter to name a few. At the Kennedy Space Centre they saw Atlantis – the Space Shuttle that was sent to the Moon, heard talks by astronomers. The icing on the cake was the launch of ‘Bangla Bandhu’ (a satellite of Bangladesh) – which was witnessed real time.
The Niagara Falls made them aware of the beauty of Nature so aesthetically sketched by the Almighty. The visit to the Hershey’s Chocolate factory was fun and a learning experience. The cycle ride through Washington D.C. was a conscious experience to enhance one’s fitness levels.
New York – students experienced the nuances of the city by taking a walk through the beautiful avenues. The students were awestruck by the glitz and glamour of Times Square. The mood changed to one of sensitivity and somberness as they visited the World Trade Memorial and the Statue of Liberty.
It was undoubtedly an experience of a Lifetime!