Welham Girls’ School celebrated its 58th Founders’ Day on 24th & 25th October, 2015. The special invitees for this year were the Class of 1965 and the Class of 1990 who celebrated their golden and silver jubilees respectively. The Chief Guest was Mr. Padamvir Singh, former Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. Annual Athletic Meet: The Celebrations commenced with the Annual Sports Meet involving the March Past, Athletics Track events, Karate and Aerobics demonstrations. A Musical Experience: Endorsing its belief in blended learning, the School presented a fusion of Music and Science, orchestrating the various seasons in nature, with the help of Shadow Puppetry through a programme titled ‘Seasons in Silhouette’. Exhibitions: Live exhibitions showcasing a blend of academic and co-curricular activities on the theme ‘The Invisible Forces of Nature’ were put up by the students in the morning hours of 25th October. Evening Programme: In the evening, the Speeches and Prize Giving was followed by a Senior School Presentation demonstrating the Synergy of the Forces of the Universe through a fusion of dance and yoga. The celebrations ended with a gala dinner for parents, guests, staff and students, accompanied by the students’ Live Band.
"Cure for Sure" : A project on Health Awareness and First Aid for the Support Staff of Welham Girls' School was organized by the Class 7 and 8 students. They sensitized the Support staff about the importance of First Aid and a healthy lifestyle through Nukkad Nataks , Powerpoint presentations and distribution of pamphlets.
Seven tGELF member schools participated in the competitions. In the Street Play, the topic was HATKE BACHKE: Welham Girls stood 2nd. In the Mind Games, The Chess Competition, Welham Girls stood 2nd . In the Debate Competition, Sense Reason and Intellect , Welham Girls stood 1st.
Welham Girls' School Wins DDCSA Junior Girls' U-15 Basketball Tournament & 17th WGS Two Player Basketball Shooting Championship 2015 The Chief Guest for the final match was Mrs. J. Brar ,Principal, Welham Girls' School. In the final match Welham Girls' School beat The Aryan School by 50 - 08 points. Shriya Singh from Welham Girls’ School was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and Ridhi from The Aryan School was awarded the Most Promising Player of the tournament.
The school participated in the IPSC Dance Competition hosted by Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior on 2nd and 3rd September. The girls were placed First in the Choreography and Maitrika Kumari Rathore’s brilliant Bharatnatyam performance won her the First prize in the Classical Dance Category. Overall the girls were placed third.
7 schools participated in the Eureka Quiz 2015 which was held on 3rd September. Welham Girls’ School stood 1st, Summer Valley came 2nd and SJA came 3rd. As the home team did not compete for the trophy, it was given to Summer Valley School, Dehradun.
The girls participated in Capta Caelum hosted by Wynberg Allen School Mussoorie on 28th and 29th August. They won accolades for their performance in many events. The team was placed third among the various schools that participated.
Founders` Day 1 will now be on the 24th of October 2015 and Founders` Day 2 will now be on the 25th of October 2015. Girls may leave for the 'night out' after the programme on the 25th of October. They must report back to school on Tuesday, 27th October by 6 pm.
Welham Girls’ School organized 2nd Welham Girls’ School Invitational Chess Tournament from 12th to 14th August 2015. A total of 10 teams participated in this event. The matches were officiated by the qualified national and state level arbiters. Shruti Kakar from Welham Girls’ School received a special prize for winning all her matches. The students of Ann Mary School, Dehradun won the overall trophy.
The Punjab Public School Nabha organized the J.K. Kate Memorial All India Inter School knowledge Conclave related to Debate, Quiz, Creative writing and Book Review from 10th August to 12th August 2015. Around 17 schools participated in the competition. Mrinaal Sehgal won the 1st position for Creative Writing and Anila Choudhary won the 1st prize for her Book Review. Girisha Arora and Shreya Krishnamurthy won the 2nd Prize in the Quiz. Girisha Arora was adjudged the Best Speaker in the Turncoat Debate. The students of Welham Girls’ School returned with the Overall Trophy.
The Programmes began on the 7th of August with eleven schools participating in the debates and quiz. Ms Kanchan Khandke, Principal, Mayo Girls’ College Ajmer, was the Chief Guest for the Occasion. The first event was the Miss Saroj Srivastava Inter School English Debate. The Topic was ‘India’s space programme is a waste of resources’. Ashita Sirohi from Welham Girls’ School was adjudged the ‘Best Speaker’ For the Motion and Kanishk Kakar from St. Joseph’s Academy, won the award for the ‘Best Speaker’ Against the Motion. The prize for the ‘Best Interlocutor’ was won by Watandeep Singh Sidhu from RIMC. The trophy for the ‘Best Team’ went to Mayo Girls’ College, Ajmer. The Mrs. Russell Nature and General Knowledge Quiz 2015 was held on the evening of 7th August. 11 teams participated in the Preliminary Round and the top six teams went up for the main round. Welham Girls’ School, represented by Manvi Bansal, Maitrika Kumari Rathore and Girish Arora, secured the first position. The Miss Linnell Memorial Inter School Hindi Debate was held on Saturday, 8th August, 2015. The topic for the debate was Sushaasan ke liye Bhay Prem se Adhik Prabhavi Hai . Dikshita Goel and Dhruva Shukla were adjudged the best speakers For and Against the motion respectively. Anushka Khanna of Mayo College Girls’ School Ajmer was adjudged the ‘Best Interlocutor’.
17 girls participated in the 2nd Dehradun Junior Athletic Meet 2015 in Raipur, Dehradun on the 8th of August. The girls won 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze medals in the various track and field events that were held. It is a matter of great pride that Shirene Anand ( for U-14 High-Jump) , Harsahej Mann (for U-16 400 m) and Pritha Singh (for U-16 High Jump), have been selected to represent Dehradun District in the 13th National Inter-District Junior Athletics Championship 2015 to be held in Vishakapatnam from the 5th to 7th September.
On the 30th and 31st of July 2015, the senior school was taken by storm by the “I CAN Conference”. Students from Classes IX to XII were engaged for nearly twelve hours each day, simulating real professional set-ups like Corporate Houses, Political Platforms and Media Houses. Through these simulations students were exposed to valuable life skills and soft skills and knowledge of an array of existing systems in the outside world that were new to them. The skills that they learnt will be useful to them, once they step out of school. Students made films, engaged in meaningful debates in the parliamentary sessions, learnt to make political manifestos and rallying speeches, worked within limited means to meet difficult deadlines and much more. The biggest learning was a first exposure to the challenges in dealing with the real world. The I_CAN Conference combined fun with work and was an exciting experience for the entire senior school.
'Young Chef Contest, 2015’ was organized by the IIHM group, Kolkata on the 29th of July in our school. Mr. Dibankar Bhattacharya, judged the contest. 8 of the 10 participants were selected for the next round to be held in New Delhi on the 9th of August . The Finals are to be held at London in September.
It is a matter of pride that the school has been awarded The International School Award by the British Council for 2015-2018. To qualify for the award the school submitted an Action Plan for seven Projects, which had an international dimension. A detailed description of the projects, which covered a wide range of activities in both the curricular and the co-curricular areas, was submitted to an eminent panel of judges.
The analysis of the ICSE and ISC 2015 Board Examination Results are attached.
Eight teams participated in this year’s edition of the Basketball Tournament, including 5 out-station teams from various public schools. Welham Girls’ School defeated Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, in the final match with a score of 58-43. Sarah Chowdhary of Welham Girls’ School was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
The Annual Inter-House Music Competition was held on the 24th and 25th of April, 2015. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. Deepak Arora, a keen musician, sportsman and an educationist. The Winners were as follows: Sitar Solo: 1st Hoopoes, Indian Choir: 1st Woodpeckers, Classical Hindustani Vocal: 1st Orioles, and Western Choir: 1st Orioles. The winner of the Annual Inter-House Music and Dance Competition 2015 was Hoopoe House.
The Annual Inter- House Dance Competition was held on the 17th and 18th of April, 2015. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Lokesh Ohri, an author, activist, heritage interpreter and developer. The Results were as follows: Kathak – 1st Hoopoes, Folk Dance – 1st Woodpeckers and Bharatnatyam – 1st Hoopoes.
On 7th February, the school held the Investiture of Captains and awarded School Colours. The team of Captains for the year 2015-‘16 were formally administered the oath of office by the Principal, Mrs. Jyotsna Brar. School Captain: F-279 Gauri Gupta Games Captain: O-327 Mrinalini Singh Verma Bulbul House Captain: B-448 Anahita Sahu Flycatcher House Captain: F-196 Anila Chowdhury Hoopoe House Captain: H-66 Girisha Arora Oriole House Captain: O-596 Dikshita Goel Woodpecker House Captain: W-581 Afra Ansari The Reading Awards were also given out on the occasion. The Principal’s Award for All-Round Excellence (Academics, Sports and Co-curricular Activities) was earned by 4 students this year: Anushna Gugalia O-25 Academics, Chess, Table Tennis. Kirpen Dhaliwal O-19 Academics, Quizzing, Karate. Artika Singh B-120 Academics, Creative Writing, Folk Dance, Hockey. Priyal Choudhary W-322 Academics, Multi-Media Activities, Basketball. The Chief Guest on the occasion was ex-student Mrs. Reena Varma Mithal (Class of 1979).