Echo E-newsletter December(2022)
With a solid foundation of cultural and moral principles, Gajera Global School has worked to give its learners the greatest instruction, research innovations, and overall growth. It has developed a platform that offers top-notch education and moral principles that support India's development and global recognition. We have established ourselves as a shining oyster in the educational ocean, and via a variety of extracurricular activities, our learners have lifted the bar for others who are beyond our means and even unable to provide for their fundamental needs.
For those young people who wish to explore the unmatched avenues of the expanding society and get a glimpse of the ideal future, this would be a fantastic opportunity. Join us and speak your unspoken dreams. At GGS, we evaluate the value of education in the same way that we evaluate the value of real estate or stock market shares. We offer instruction that will help the learner learn more.
At Gajera Global School, we believe that education should serve as a national building block rather than just a means of acquiring literacy. Gajera Global School was formed with the same goal. GGS, a magnificent temple of learning, invites you to join it by giving yourself the knowledge to handle regional and global issues, regardless of where you live or what you are doing at the same time at work.
As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together as a school community in 2022. This year has presented its share of challenges, but I am proud of the way that our students, teachers, and staff have risen to meet those challenges head-on, showing resilience, determination, and a commitment to excellence.
Looking ahead to the month of December, we had a number of exciting events and activities, including our annual Christmas carnival, a digital advertising competition, and a throw ball tournament for mothers. These events provide an opportunity for our students to have fun and build community, while also learning new skills and pursuing their passions.
I encourage everyone to get involved in these and other future events, and to continue to make the most of the time. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other member of the school leadership team.
Events at GGS
World Computer Literacy Day
On 2 December, World Computer Literacy Day was celebrated at our school with a presentation by the learners in grades 6th through 12th. The purpose of this day was to encourage the development of technological skills, particularly among children and women in India.
The presentation by our learners focused on the importance of computer literacy in today's world and the various ways in which it can be used to improve our lives. They shared information about the history of computers and how they have evolved over the years. They also highlighted the various career opportunities that are available for those with computer skills.
The students put together a thoughtful and informative presentation, which was greatly appreciated by the audience. They demonstrated a strong understanding of the subject and a passion for technology.
On Saturday, 03/12/2022, Navy Day was celebrated at our school with a presentation by the learners in grades 6th through 12th. The purpose of this day is to commemorate the achievements of India's naval forces and their role in the nation.
To mark the occasion, the learners prepared a presentation that focused on the history and contributions of the Indian Navy. They shared information about the various ships and submarines in the fleet, as well as the various roles and responsibilities of naval personnel.
In addition to the presentation, we were honored to have a Naval officer visit our school and interact with our learners. The officer shared his personal experiences and insights about serving in the Navy, and answered questions from the students.
The celebration provided an opportunity for students to learn about the important role of the Indian Navy and to gain a greater appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions of naval personnel.
On 3 December, Conservation Day was celebrated at our school with a special activity for the Prep learners. As part of the celebration, the students made masks of animals and learned about the importance of conservation and the ways in which we can protect and preserve the natural world.
The students had a great time creating the masks and learning about the animals they represented. They learned about the different habitats and characteristics of the animals, as well as the ways in which human activities can impact their survival.
They also had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with snakes and break a few common myths and misconceptions about snakes.
Throw Ball Tournament for Mothers
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, a throw ball tournament was held at GGS for mothers as part of a school-wide celebration of physical activity and community involvement.
The tournament, which was open to all mothers with children at the school, was designed to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical fitness. Teams of mothers competed against each other in a series of throw ball matches, with the goal of scoring the most points and being crowned the tournament champions.
Throughout the tournament, mothers were encouraged to work together, cheer each other on, and have fun. They were also given the opportunity to bond with each other and with their children, who came out to watch and support their moms.
Cricket Tournament for Fathers
On Sunday, December 4, 2022, a cricket tournament was held at GGS for fathers as part of a school-wide celebration of physical activity and community involvement.
The tournament, which was open to all fathers with children at the school, was designed to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical fitness. Teams of fathers competed against each other in a series of cricket matches, with the goal of scoring the most runs and being crowned the tournament champions.
Throughout the tournament, fathers were encouraged to work together, cheer each other on, and have fun. They were also given the opportunity to bond with each other and with their children, who came out to watch and support their dads.
World Soil Day
On December 5, 2022, GGS celebrated World Soil Day with a special event for prep graders. The event, which was designed to teach students about the importance of soil and help them get comfortable with it, included a workshop on making bricks, animals and anything that fancied their imagination.
During the workshop, students learned about the properties of soil and how it is formed. They also learned about the vital role that soil plays in supporting plant growth and maintaining healthy ecosystems. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the different ways that soil can be used and protected.
The Workshop left the learners with a greater appreciation for this often-underappreciated natural resource. The Nature Club plans to continue promoting the importance of soil conservation in the future.
National Mathematics Day
On Thursday, December 22, 2022, students at GGS celebrated National Mathematics Day with a special assembly and an educational game-making competition for students in grades 1st through 5th. All the games focused on making mathematics easy to understand.
The event marked the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a legendary Indian mathematician known for his contributions to number theory, infinite series, and mathematical analysis.
During the assembly, students learned about Ramanujan's life and work, as well as the impact that his discoveries have had on the field of mathematics. They also had the opportunity to participate in a variety of mathematics related activities and games.
The highlight of the event was the educational game-making competition, in which students worked in teams to create games that would help their peers to learn and understand mathematical concepts. The games were judged on creativity, educational value, and overall presentation.
The National Mathematics Day celebration was a success, with students leaving with a greater appreciation for the beauty and power of mathematics. The school plans to continue honoring the legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan and promoting the study of math in the future.
On December 24, 2022, GGS celebrated Christmas with a carnival for the entire community. The event, which was designed to be a fun fiesta for parents and students alike, featured a variety of games, activities, and entertainment options.
One of the highlights of the carnival was the Christmas-themed carnival games, which included classics like "Pin the Nose on Rudolph" and "Toss the Snowball" as well as more innovative offerings like a "Candy Cane Hunt" and a "Reindeer Ring Toss."
In addition to the games, there were also a variety of food and beverage options available, including hot cocoa, cookies, and other holiday treats. The school's music and drama programs also put on performances, with students singing carols and performing Christmas-themed skits.
The celebration offered the community to come together to celebrate the holiday season in style. The school plans to continue hosting events like this in the future as a way of bringing people together and spreading holiday cheer.
Session with Mr Pulin Shroff, Janpro
Learners at Gajera Global School had the opportunity to interact with the Founder Director of Jan-Pro India, Mr Pulin Shroff, on 23 December. He shared his personal experiences and valuable tips with our students on how to start and run a successful business. In this enriching session for our learners he said that building a business means building a system more than the product or the idea. Also present in the session was Trustee Ms Kinjal Gajera who prodded learners to come up with probing questions and unsolved problems that can potentially become a business. We are grateful for his time and guidance, and our learners left the session feeling motivated and inspired to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Visit to Bakery
On 24 December the prep and 1st grade students at GGS had the opportunity to visit a local bakery called Atul Bakery as part of an educational field trip. The visit was designed to give the students a more holistic, integrated picture of the bakery industry, as well as the chance to see and learn about new things in a more unstructured way.
During the visit, the students got to see firsthand how bread, pastries, and other baked goods are made. They watched as bakers mixed and kneaded dough, shaped it into various forms, and baked it in the oven. They also learned about the different types of flour, yeast, and other ingredients that are used in baking, and got to ask questions and interact with the bakers.
In addition to the hands-on learning, the students also got to enjoy some of the bakery's delicious treats. They sampled a variety of breads, pastries, and other baked goods, and even got to decorate their own cookies.
The visit provided the learners a a greater appreciation for the hard work and skill that goes into making baked goods. The school plans to continue organizing field trips like this in the future as a way of providing students with new and enriching learning experiences.
Visit to Old Age Home
Grade 2 students at Gajera Global School celebrated the new year by spreading cheer and joy to the elderly residents at the Nirmalaba Pranjivan Bhai Bhagat Briddhashram old age home. The students arrived at the home dressed in their best outfits and ready to participate in a variety of activities, including dance and musical performances. They also counted down to the new year with the residents and made a donation of apples as a gesture of kindness. Throughout the visit, the students were reminded of the importance of values such as kindness, compassion, and generosity, and left the home feeling grateful and inspired to continue making a positive impact in their community.
How Do They Do It: From Fibre to Fabric
Learners of grades 11th and 12th at GGS had the opportunity to visit a textile manufacturing unit as part of their hands-on learning experience at Gajera Global School. It allowed them to see firsthand the various stages of textile production and understand the hard work and effort that goes into making our clothes.
They were able to see the different machines used in the manufacturing process, from spinning the yarn to weaving the fabric and even printing and dyeing the finished product. They were also able to learn about the importance of sustainable practices in the industry and how the factory ensures compliance with environmental regulations.
Overall, the visit was a great example of experiential learning and how it can enhance our understanding of a subject beyond the classroom.
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, prep students participated in a "Master Chef Competition" as part of a school-wide celebration of healthy cooking.
The competition, which was open to all prep students, was designed to promote cooperation, teamwork, and creativity in the kitchen. Students were asked to create a healthy dish using a variety of ingredients, and the dishes were judged by a panel of expert chefs on taste, presentation, and general healthiness.
Throughout the competition, students were encouraged to think creatively and work together to create the best possible dishes. They were also given the opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy eating and the benefits of using fresh, whole ingredients.
From December 12 to December 17, 2022, GGS conducted its UT-II (unit test 2) examination for all students. The examination will cover material from the second unit of study in each subject, and will be used to assess student progress and identify areas for improvement.
Youth and Friendship
Youth and friendship, hand in hand
A bond that's pure and hard to understand
It blossoms bright, like a summer rose
A bond that grows and never really goes
Through laughter and tears, we stand side by side
A friendship that's strong, we'll never hide
We stand together, through thick and thin
Our bond will never let us give in
We may grow older, and go our separate ways
But the memories we made, will always stay
Youth and friendship, a beautiful thing
A bond that our hearts, will always sing.
By Jash Chaudhary
Grade 11th Science
The years go by, so swiftly and fast
Leaving wrinkles, gray hairs, and memories that last
Aging is a natural process, one we all must face
But it's not the number of years, but how we embrace
The wisdom we gain, the stories we share
The love we give, the moments we spare
So let's not dread the aging process, but embrace it with grace
For each wrinkle and gray hair, tells a story of our place
In this world, a story worth telling, a life worth living
Aging may change our bodies, but it's the spirit that's giving.
By Dharvi Sonani
Grade 11th Science
AI Will Kill Democracy
In recent years, there has been growing concern about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on democracy. Some people worry that AI could be used to manipulate public opinion or interfere in elections, undermining the fundamental principles of democratic societies.
One potential threat is the use of AI for disinformation and propaganda. With the increasing use of social media and other online platforms, it is becoming easier for malicious actors to spread false or misleading information at scale. AI can be used to amplify these efforts, targeting specific groups of people with personalized messages designed to sway their opinions. This can create a distorted view of reality and erode trust in democratic institutions.
Another concern is the use of AI for automated decision-making, particularly in the criminal justice system. AI algorithms have been used to predict recidivism rates, determine sentencing recommendations, and even identify potential defendants. While these tools can help to reduce bias and improve efficiency, there are also concerns about the accuracy and fairness of these predictions. If AI is used to make decisions that have significant consequences for individuals or communities, it could undermine the principles of due process and justice.
Though AI has the potential to bring about positive changes in many areas, it is important to carefully consider the potential risks and ensure that its development is guided by ethical principles. In the context of democracy, this means ensuring that AI is transparent, accountable, and aligned with the values of justice and fairness.
Arazan’s Wolves, by John Flanagan
Will and Maddie are sent on a mission to the neighboring kingdom of Celtica to investigate reports of direwolves, a species believed to be extinct. However, what they find is even more alarming: a sorceress who has enslaved direwolves and Wargals and is using them to build an army of both living and supernatural creatures. The sorceress poses a significant threat to the kingdom
The Babysitter’s Club by Cynthia Yuan Cheng
Since Mary Anne threw away the chain letter she received in the mail, members of The Baby-sitters Club have experienced a series of unfortunate events. With Halloween approaching, Mary Anne is especially concerned about what might happen next. However, things take a turn for the strange when she receives a new note in her mailbox instructing her to wear a bad luck charm or suffer the consequences. Determined to break the curse and solve the mystery of who sent the charm, the BSC sets out to uncover the truth before their bad luck becomes permanent.
Stacey’s Remarkable Books by Stacey Abrams
Stacey's Extraordinary Words is a #1 New York Times bestseller and NAACP Image Award winner by political leader Stacey Abrams and artist Kitt Thomas. Stacey's favorite day is Thursday when the class goes to the library and she gets to read her beloved books. One day, Stacey meets a new student named Julie who struggles with reading English, so they start sharing books and stories to practice. More students join them and they discover the magic and power of books, which take them on adventures, reveal new worlds and cultures, and bring them together as friends. This inspiring story is based on a true story from Stacey's childhood.
How We Say I Love You, by Nicole Chen and Lenny Wen (illustrator)
Hana is an Asian American girl who learns that her family expresses their love through actions instead of words. She sees her mom stirring love into a pot of xifan, her dad cheering with love at her soccer game, and Hana saying goodnight with love by rubbing her grandma's feet and pouring her grandpa his sleepy tea. As the light fades, Hana's parents tuck her into bed and give her a goodnight kiss. This heartwarming picture book shows how many families express their love through their actions every day and invites readers to share their own special ways of showing love.
How to Help a Friend, by Karl Newson, and Clara Anganuzzi (Illustrator)
This picture book promotes empathy and friendship and encourages readers to support and listen to their friends when they are feeling sad. Karl Newson's simple text and Clara Anganuzzi's heartwarming illustrations show the importance of being a good friend.