New Horizon Gurukul believes that when a child is exposed to various experiences, as opposed to being solely focused on core academics, (he/She) grows up to be a 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 Olympiads, 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 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.
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 .
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 .
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.
Indeed kindness is contagious. A small act has the power to spread happiness far and wide. We have all heard this and experienced it too, even if in small ways. We also know that kindness should come from real empathy, never with the expectation of receiving something in return. But though most of us instinctively like to help those less fortunate, many do not know where to begin. The vastness of the need we see around paralyses us – and time and life goes on.
I think we should all chalk out a structured plan for regular help such as sponsorship of a child’s education and monthly food rations, and also indulge instinctive acts of kindness as a daily habit – yes, even an extra smile, some encouragement, mentoring or good advice count. Do it selflessly and enjoy the satisfaction it gives you.
To achieve this aim and to make students learn the art of giving and drive happiness along with fun and frolic, we, at New Horizon Gurukul plan to organize a two days Carnival- UPHAAR…. The art of giving on 21st Dec and 22nd Dec 2019.
“Joy of giving is more than receiving”.
After the school hours
Students of grades I to IV and the management of New Horizon Gurukul enthusiastically celebrated the Annual day on February 22nd and 23rd, 2020. This event was held in the quadrangle of the school premises where students, along with the assistance of their teachers put up a spectacular show based on the theme “RAMAYANA – Ancient History, not a myth”.
The celebrations started with the lighting of the lamp followed by an invigorating invocation dance in praise of Lord Ganesha. This was followed by the dance drama Ramayana which followed the journey of Lord Ram in search of his wife Sita, through the sub-continent highlighting the different places that exist even today which is proof that it is indeed ancient history and not a myth.
The grand performance was possible with the involvement of the entire group of primary students from all sections of grade I to IV.
The programme concluded with the felicitation of all the primary and co-scholastic teachers.
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.
ANNUAL SPORTS MEET SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT 2019-2020
‘’Sports do not build character, they reveal it.’’
The much awaited sports extravaganza was held on the sprawling grounds of New Horizon College of Engineering grounds on January 25th 2020 with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere in which all the students participated with great fervour reflecting their skills with unimpeachable fitness , amidst thrills and cheers. The event commenced with the arrival of the respected dignitary, the chief guest of the day Mr.Thimmaiah M P, an International Rugby player and a National Level Athlete. He was received by the President (NHG) Mr.Surya Bajaj. The Chief Guest shared a few personal sporting experiences and enlightened the audience on the essentials of sports in a child’s life.
The inspection of the four houses –Agni, Jal, Prithvi and Vayu by the Chief Guest, was followed by an impressive, synchronized and spectacular March Past performed by the students belonging to different houses .The oath was administered by Sports Captain, Ms. Maahi Shetty and the students solemnly pledged to uphold the spirit of true sportsmanship .The ceremonial torch that symbolizes the true spirit of the games was lit indicating the start of the meet.
The highlight of the Sports Meet was the amazing display of drills and aerobics.The Sports India display by grade 5 students depicted the famous games played in India. The vibrant Tri- Colour Display by the students of grades 6, 7, and 8 left the audience mesmerised. The peaceful postures in the Yoga display by the students of grades V to VIII set the right mood which enthralled the audience.
The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the highly competitive events. Student Athletes (girls and boys) participated across a range of track and field events —like running races, obstacle races, hurdle races and the 4 x 100 m relay. The Best March Past trophy was awarded to Vayu House and the overall champion trophy was awarded to the Prithvi House.
The event concluded with a rendition of the National Anthem and the Annual Sports Meet was declared close.It was a day filled with great moments and memories to cherish. The students departed with a clear smile on their face. It was exhilarating with wonderful moments and achievements.
Special Homas are performed by the students of New Horizon Gurukul under the guidance of priests where the students are taught the rituals and prayers invoking Lord Ganapati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. This is a special feature of Gurukul wherein every student gets an opportunity to imbibe our great culture and traditions.
Students of grade IX went on a school trip to Delhi, Jaipur and Vrindavan for a duration of 5 days. (Nov 1st – 5th 2019).On the first day, students stayed in Delhi, where they visited the Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Akshardham Mandir and had a mythological experience portrayed by a fascinating fountain show.On the next two days, students visited the spiritual city of Vrindavan. The localities here believe that Lord Krishna still resides here in his supernatural form. Visit to many significant temples here recharged everyone spiritually and a boat ride in river Yamuna was very exciting and a fun filled evening in Lord Krishna’s playground, Raman Reti was indeed a spiritual experience.The last two days were spent in visiting many historical places in Jaipur, the highlights being a tour of Amer Fort and a Rajasthani cultural experience in Chokhi Dhani,and Jantar mantar.The days flew by swiftly and everyone could barely acknowledge its end. This was indeed a trip students would cherish forever.
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!
Field trips pave new avenues for learning and open channels for divergent think. Along with enhancing social bonding , they serve as a fulcrum to balance classroom learning and real life experiences. Many such field trips were organized in the academic year 2019-20.
- Visit to Area 83 by all students of grade 8
- ISKCON and AKSHAY PATRA Seva activities for grade 5 to grade 10
- Visit to Slurp studio by grade V students to enhance culinary and photography skills.
- Gramin camp was orgnaised for students of grade 3 and 4
- Visit to Vishveshwarya Museum by all students of grade 1 and 2
- Phalada Agro farm visit by grade 7 students
- Wonderla trip for all students of grade 5 to grade 10
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum