Event Date: 21 June 2021
The HDFC School, Gurgaon celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga with great spirit and enthusiasm through a virtual zoom session on 21 June 2021. The parents, students and teachers of the school participated in the session where our yoga instructor Ms. Malem Hawaibam Devi and our sports coach Mr. Nishad Singh Kanyal through guided demonstrations allowed the people to turn their senses inward and establish the connect between the mind and the self.
Head Girl Nitika Sood opened the session by greeting everyone. Her ebullience set the tone for the session. School Principal Mrs. Anita Makkar welcomed all the parents and appreciated their gesture of being a part of this endeavour to mark the significance of Yoga in our lives. She drew attention to the fact that such sessions not only bring parents, teachers and students together as a community but also encourage to maintain a healthy living. It’s an invisible human chain to promote holistic wellness.
The Yoga session started with the soulful chant of the Gayatri Mantra by Ms. Shruti Rishi and Mr. Angad Kukreja, followed by the warm up exercises. Various asanas like the surya namaskar, ushtrasand, shashankasana, ardha matsyendrasana, savasana were performed and the importance of each was explained simultaneously. Advanced Yoga asanas were also demonstrated by the students.
The event was a grand success. While it was a rejuvenating morning for all, it was purposeful too. The session apprised every one of the benefits of practicing yoga and inspired them to focus on physical, emotional and mental well-being. Performing the asanas in unison though virtually, created a reverberating and nourishing life force exuberating peace, tranquility and positivity in the comfort and safe environment of our homes. The session helped us strengthen the need to balance our daily routines with a mix of work and relaxation and sowed the seed of inspiration to adopt Yoga as a regular practice.
The session concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Raghav Varma, the Head Boy, who made sure that parents, teachers and students promise to themselves to make health and wellness their priority.
Event Date: November 2019
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress and working together is a success.” - Henry Ford
Unlike Individual learning, students engaged in collaborative learning, capitalize on one another’s resources and skills by sharing knowledge and evaluating ideas. This enhances problem solving skills and inspires critical thinking. Besides, it improves social interactions and fosters development of interpersonal relationships as well.
Believing in this idea, we at The HDFC School have adopted SHIN Program (https://www.shin-edupower.com/) - A Holistic Learning Program with Japanese style group learning methodologies wherein students work together in groups to find solutions to the given problems.
Get a glimpse of the Program in the video.
Event Date: August 2019
‘I Plant , I Care’ -- Under the 'Green Haryana–Paudhagiri' campaign, our students were given saplings to be planted in the school or at their homes or in parks. As a part of this campaign, each student who plants a sapling, has to take care of it for the next three years and will have to upload their picture with the plant every six months.
The students were thrilled to get this opportunity of making their own small contribution towards saving the environment. Beaming smiles and happy poses, these young enthusiasts are ready to make a difference .
Event Date: March 2019
It was a dazzling musical evening at the school. Our little performers from Pre- Nursery to Grade 1, filled with such effervescence, showcased their talent on their Annual Gala. The programme commenced in the school amphitheatre, with the Lighting of the ceremonious lamp by the Chief Guest Mrs. Madhumita Ganguli School Principal and the eminent dignitaries. Principal Mrs. Anita Makkar expressed a heartfelt thanks to the Chief Guest, Members of the Board, Trustees and distinguished guests and parents who graced the auspicious occasion. Foot – tapping music, energetic dance performances enthralled the audience. The students presented Daffodils- a Recital and sang Octopus’ Garden by the legendary rock band The Beatles. The students revisited ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, and stole every heart with their stupendous theatrical and dance performances.
Event Date: December 2018
While we were gearing up for the Annual Day Celebrations at The HDFC School, we couldn't hold back our excitement. Presenting a sneak peek of the preparation for the grand event. Our children and our staff worked hard to put up a spectacular show where everyone would surely witness some of the best talents at work, some great music and surely lots and lots of fun.
Event Date: November 2018
“By common endeavour we can raise the country to a new greatness, while a lack of unity will expose us to fresh calamities.”
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) is observed every year on 31st October to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
A special assembly was organised on National Unity Day at The HDFC School, Gurgaon. Students presented a thought provoking narration on the need and importance of staying united. Our Head Girl and our Head Boy administered the unity pledge. Talking about Sardar Patel’s invaluable contribution in channelizing India’s unity, Principal Mrs. Anita Makkar urged the students to be judicious and responsible citizens and contribute to the country’s progress.
Event Date: August 2018
Independence Day was celebrated with great zest and patriotic fervor. Principal Mrs. Anita Makkar unfurled the ‘Tiranga’ to begin the celebration. In her address to the students, Mrs. Makkar spoke about how Indians are making their presence felt in every field across the globe and how the students can be instrumental in the progress and prosperity of the nation.
The students expressed their love for the country through various poems, speeches, songs and dance performances and pledged to be endorsers of truth, humanity and tolerance. Jai Hind!
Event Date: January 2018
Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and patriotic sentiment. In an interactive session, School Principal Mrs. Anita Makkar asked the students about our constitution, the significance of Republic Day, our fundamental rights and duties. A beautiful soul-stirring rendition of ‘Jis path par hai pair badhaya’ by the students set the tempo for the day. A poem on India and a stupendous dance performance by our students captured the true spirit of Republic India. Happy Republic Day to all. Jai Hind!!!
Event Date: January 2018
“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet”. Kinder Dance programmes blend educational concepts with various forms of movement, dance and gymnastics. It helps in developing gross motor skills, movement creativity, fitness and body awareness.
A Low Stress Year End Recital was organised by The HDFC School, Gurgaon on January 19th, 2018, where our young learners showcased the basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics and basic gymnastics. It was pure ecstasy to watch these little kids perform with poise and confidence.
Event Date: August 2017
“Practical patriotism means not a mere sentiment or mere emotion of the love of the
motherland but a passion to serve our fellow countrymen.”- Swami Vivekananda
Our 71st Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and patriotism at The HDFC School. Principal Mrs. Anita Makkar unfurled the National Flag and spoke about how we can all contribute to our nation’s progress. The way we conduct ourselves will shape our future and therefore we all need to be mindful, empathetic and prudent. Our students expressed their thoughts and ideas through speech, songs and poems. The jaunty and foot tapping rendition of ‘Ki Hum Sab Ek Hai’ made every heart sing. A mesmerizing Odissi dance performance on ‘Vande Mataram’ and a performance depicting the innocence and charm of Lord Krishna dazzled the audience. Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day.
Event Date: February 2016
At The HDFC School, in our approach for a holistic learning, we leave no stone unturned inorder to create opportunities for children to think, express, reflect, create and develop their emotional quotient. Keeping this in mind, a Show and Tell activity was organised on 5th Feb for Nursery and Kindergarten children. Children chose topics like solar system, clouds, eagles, museums etc and confidently spoke on the same. The Show and Tell activity helps children to learn and to communicate their feelings, thoughts and emotions through words. It is a socially rewarding activity as it boosts their confidence and thus is academically advantageous for young children.
Event Date: January 2016
The 67th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at The HDFC School. The poems and speeches delivered by our children were a solemn reminder of the great martyrs and their contributions to the country which infused feelings of dedication and loyalty in the young hearts. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. The school echoed with patriotic fervor as everyone sang “ Vande Matram” to mark the occasion.
Event Date: December 2015
Dance is a valued part of every child’s education, offering creative, healthy and stimulating experiences throughout their life. At The HDFC School, we believe dance has the potential to enable students to develop skills that are fundamentally important to life, such as problem-solving, creativity, expressive and communication skills. It also has benefits such as supporting the development of a child’s balance, co-ordination, motor skills, etc and can play a positive role in promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles.
Event Date: December 2015
As a learning tool, the ancient art of storytelling encourages students to explore their unique expressiveness and heightens a student's ability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lucid manner. In our fast-paced, media-driven world, storytelling can be a nurturing way to remind children that their spoken words are powerful, that listening is important, and that clear communication between people is an art