Seven Schools from different part of the country along with home teams are participating in this tournament. The teams are: Lawrence School, Sanawar, H.P, Yadavindra Public School,Mohali,Punjab, Mayo College Girls’ School,Ajmer,Rajasthan, Pinegrove School,Solan,H.P, Emerald Heights School, Indore-MP, Motilal School of Sports,Rai,Sonepat, Haryana and Woodstock School, Mussoorie. Mrs. Jyotsna Brar, Principal Welham Girls’ School inaugurated the tournament.
Adya Chawla H-610, Varda Agarwal O-519 and Navyashali Chauhan F-504 of Class Twelve participated in the Young Chef Competition conducted by IIHM. Navyashali was chosen from among 300 students to represent the top 10 from the Delhi region. The judges appreciated her work greatly. This round will be telecast live on 14th May on NDTV Goodtimes after which voting will commence.
The Programmes began on the 22nd of April with 8 schools participating in the debates and quiz. The first event was the Miss Saroj Srivastava Inter School English Debate. The Topic was ‘These are the Worst of Times'. Akshat Singh of Welham Boys' School was adjudged the ‘Best Speaker’ For the Motion and Ishaan Kapoor from The Doon School won the award for the ‘Best Speaker’ Against the Motion. The prize for the ‘Best Interlocutor’ was won by Mrinaal Sehgal, Welham Girls' School. The trophy for the ‘Best Team’ went to Welham Girls' School. The Mrs. Russell Nature and General Knowledge Quiz 2016 was held on the evening of 22nd April. 9 teams participated in the Preliminary Round and the top six teams went up for the main round. Springdales School, Pusa Road came 1st, RIMC, Dehradun was second, and La Martiniere Girls' College, Lucknow was 3rd. The Miss Linnell Memorial Inter School Hindi Debate was held on Saturday, 23rd April, 2016.Ena Asif , La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow and Shikhar Trivedi, The Doon School, Dehradun were adjudged the best speakers For and Against the motion respectively. Neha Roshni Yushing, La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow was adjudged the ‘Best Interlocutor’. Overall Positions were as follows: 1st La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow; 2nd Welham Girls' School, Dehradun; 3rd The Doon School, Dehradun.
W-516 Nitya Khanna, B-25 Navya Sureka, and B-403 Manishka Banerjee represented the school at the Rajeev Khanna Inter-school Quiz at Scholars Home on 23rd April. Twenty schools took part and the theme this year was on tribes of the world. The team made it to the final round. In the final, they were placed first. They received the trophy for the second year and got a cash prize of Rs 3000/-.
The Inter House Dance Competition was held on the 15th and 16th of April. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Padmini Samabasivam. The results were as follows: Kathak: 1st Bulbuls 2nd Hoopoes 3rd Orioles Folk Dance: 1st Flycatchers 2nd Woodpeckers 3rd Hoopoes Bharat Natyam: 1st Woodpeckers 2nd Orioles 3rd Flycatchers Overall Positions: 1st Woodpeckers 2nd Bulbuls 3rd Orioles
The District Basketball Championship was held in Doon International School from 14th to 18th April 2016. A total of 12 school teams participated in this championship. In the final match Welham Girls' School beat St. Mary's School by 26-10 points to lift the coveted title of the District Junior Basketball Championship.
The karate girls bagged a total of 22 medals in the District Karate Championship 2016. The best performers from our school were as follows: Best performance in Sub Junior Section- F/081 Aditi Bhojnagarwala Best performance in Junior Section- F/636 Keara Bakshi and H/422 Khyati Jamwal Best performance in Senior Section- O/511 Tara Katyayini Singh
A total of six teams participated in the St. Agnes Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament 2016. Welham Girls' School stood Runners-up in the tournament. Prerna Kejriwal was awarded The Most Valuable Player.
146 medals and 12 trophies is what our 5 teams of 3 girls each returned with from the regional round of the World Scholar's Cup which was conducted at the Unison School on the 12th and 13th of April! The World Scholar's Cup is an international team academic program with students participating from over 40 countries. In the regional round, almost 600 participants from schools not only from Dehradun but from Ghaziabad and Mumbai competed in mainly 4 events. These were the team debates in which each team debated three times on motions across all the subjects. In 'The Scholar’s Bowl' each team worked to solve analytic questions and multimedia challenges and participated in collaborative writing on challenging issues. 'The Scholar's Challenge' was a test of knowledge on a range of subjects. All the 5 teams have qualified for the global round which will be held in Bangkok in June where they will be pitted against some of the best young minds from all over the world.
In U-14 years age category Roshini Singh of our school stormed into the Finals of the singles event but had to give a walkover as she was representing the school at the prestigious World Scholar's Cup. She was finally declared as the Runners-up.
Ms Malvika Rajkotia, a well known Supreme Court advocate, activist and an alumnus from the batch of 78-79, left the senior students spell bound with her talk and discussion on Crime and Punishment. Her well articulated beliefs inspired many young girls to pursue law as a career.
Dr. Amrita Dass, Founder- Director of the Institute of Career Studies held a talk for the students of classes 11 and 12 on 'Choosing the right courses at the right university'. She also highlighted the various courses and options available to students now in India and the world.
The Swimming Pool was inaugurated on the 26th of March by Mrs Jyotsna Brar, Principal Welham Girls' School. After the lighting of the ceremonial lamp, the School Games Captain, Sarah Choudhary, addressed the gathering. The ceremony ended with the junior and senior girls displaying their swimming skills.
On 23rd March Welham bid farewell to members of the staff retiring after putting in many years of dedicated service and commitment. It was a tearful occasion as we got together to express our gratitude to the pillars of the Welham community. They are Mrs Vijaya Lakshmi Jugran , HOD of the Hindi Department and HM of Senior Bulbuls , Mr J.P.Dangwal , Accounts Officer , Ms Pammi Kaur , Senior Librarian , Ms Zohra Nizami , Senior Crafts Teacher , Mr Anil Sharma , Stores In-Charge and Mrs Shashibala Chakravarty , Matron Senior Hoopoes. The Farewell Lunch was graced by the presence of a huge gathering of ex-staff members who took us on a trip down memory lane with their interesting anecdotes.
ZSL London Zoo's newest exhibit 'Land of the Lions' was opened by Her Majesty and HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh on 17th March 2016. Dr. Gitanjali Bhattacharya (Ex-H 18) has been instrumental in the development of the newest exhibit at London Zoo which transports visitors to the colourful sights and scents of India and allows visitors to get closer than ever to London zoo's amazing pride of Asiatic Lions. Gitanjali had the honour of briefing Her Majesty and HRH Prince Philip about the project as well as the broad spectrum of excellent conservation initiatives in South and Central Asia.
On 28th February, A Spic Macay concert was organized at school. Kamala Shankarji enthralled the audience with her Shankar guitar which is a modification of the Hawaiian guitar. The programme concluded with an interactive session with the students.
A group of 30 students who are studying Political Science and History visited New Delhi on Saturday, 27th February. As a part of their educational tour, they visited Rashtrapati Bhavan in the morning followed by a walk through the Mughal Gardens. They also saw a collection of rare memorabilia belonging to the Nehru family at Teen Murti House and concluded the eventful day with a light and sound show at the Red Fort.
A Life Skills workshop was conducted by Miss Aarti Chandra and her team from Silverline for the students of grade 11. The aim of this four day workshop was to provide an insight into 'Employability Skills' that are necessary for success in the world today. The activities and interactive sessions were enjoyed by the students.
The Prefect body for 2016-2017 attended a two day workshop on Leadership Management conducted by Dr. Manisha Sahni and her team. The students were engaged in a variety of activities which made them identify their strengths and work more effectively as a team.
On 6th February, the school held the Investiture of Captains and awarded School Colours. The team of Captains for the year 2016-‘17 were formally administered the oath of office by the Principal, Mrs. Jyotsna Brar. School Captain: F-555 Vanshika Savla, Games Captain: F-418 Sarah Chaudhary, Bulbul House Captain: B-520 Ishita Dewan, Flycatcher House Captain: F-162 Akansha Naithani, Hoopoe House Captain: H-394 Manini Chaudhry, Oriole House Captain: O-401 Naemat Khurana, Woodpecker House Captain: W-457 Shaurya Singh. The Principal’s Award for All-Round Excellence (Academics, Sports and Co-curricular Activities) was earned by 3 students this year: O-305 Saumya Ratan (Academics, Table Tennis, Vocal Music), O-20 Ishrat Hans (Academics, Hockey, Vocal Music), H-540 Simran Agarwal (Academics, Athletics, Art). The Chief Guest on the occasion was ex-student Ms Abhilasha Bisht (Class of 1985).
Preksha Jalan and Jyot Kaur Thind made us proud by being selected for the National Athletics Meet 2016 held in Kerala from 29th January to 2nd February. They participated in the Under-14 category in 400m, 100m and 4*100 m Relay.
It is a matter of great pride that Welham Girls' School, Dehradun was ranked the Number 1 boarding school for girls in the country in a survey conducted by Education World, a leading education portal in India.
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.
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.