An Inter-House Skit Competition was organised at Saint Soldier International School on the theme of ‘Cultural Oneness’. All the Houses put their best foot forward to depict ‘Oneness in Culture’ in India, the land of unified diversities. The students performed in colourful attire and presented the theme of cultural unity with impressive slogans, vibrant props and meaningful messages. The skit presented by each House was very well co-ordinated and the students showcased their acting skills by playing different characters. The judges for the competitions were Ms. Shyamali and Ms. Kawaljeet. APJ Abdul Kalam House displayed the culture of Maharshtra, Punjab and Haryana by portraying the main festivals of the states through interesting dialogues and dance performances. Dr. Manmohan Singh House showcased the states of Rajasthan, Wet Bengal, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. Rabindra Nath Tagore House depicted the rich heritage of the state of Punjab. Shaheed Bhagat Singh House presented classroom scenes where teachers inculcate the importance of respecting all cultures by recognising the similarity between them. Shaheed Bhagat Singh House won the prize for the Best Skit. This competition helped the students in exploring their innate talents and also enhanced their confidence as they performed different characters.

To mark the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and to celebrate Children’s Day, a spectacular programme was organised at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh. The Morning Assembly began with the prayer sung by all the department heads. A meaningful thought and talk was delivered by Ms. Naina and Ms. Harleen respectively. A humorous News Show was presented by Ms. Amrita and Ms. Amarjeet Sodhi. This was followed by enthralling musical items. The Pre-Primary Wing had a Dance Competition while the Primary Wing students were taken to the ground to share their special luncheons they had brought for the occasion with their friends. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu, wished all the students on the occasion. Head Girl, Shruti Pathania, thanked the teachers on behalf of the students.

A Science and Art Exhibition was organsied at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh on PTM Day. The students of Classes IV-VII participated and displayed creative talent and innovative ideas. The Science Exhibition aimed at heightening awareness on science, technology, sources of renewable energy, conservation of Environment as well as Organ Donation. Experiments were demonstrated and explanations were given by the participants through projects and working models. The students also spread enlightenment on organ donation and urged all to take a pledge to donate their organ. Students also showed their artistic talent by making eco-friendly articles such as pen stands, paper flower baskets, photo frames, jewellery boxes etc by using waste products. The attractive exhibits, enthusiasm and in depth knowledge displayed by the students was much appreciated by the parents.

To mark Diwali celebrations and to spread the message of eco-friendly Diwali, Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh held a range of creative activities for the students of Classes I to X. Students of Class VIII B conducted a Special Assembly on ‘Victory of Nature over Pollution’ wherein they highlighted the importance of celebrating an Eco Friendly Diwali. As part of the Anti-Cracker Campaign launched in the school, teachers were actively involved in Class Presentations to raise awareness on protecting the environment by saying ‘No to Crackers’. During the morning assembly Principal Vijaya Sidhu urged students to celebrate a cracker free Diwali and to involved in helping the needy as a special Diwali gesture. The school Eco Club Parag carried out an Anti-Cracker Rally in nearby residential areas.

A Fancy Dress Competition was organised at Saint Soldier International School Sec 28-B, Chandigarh for the students of Pre Nursery class. The tiny tots came dressed up in beautiful costumes as fairies, trees, flowers, paper dolls, national leaders and helpers. The students took part in the competition with great enthusiasm and put in their best efforts to make their characters come alive. The first prize winners were Gursirat, Sarah, Gurbani and Krishna while Abhiraj, Pranav, Saanvi, Arina, Vansh and Manik won the second prize. The little children conveyed a variety of messages such as ‘Save Trees’, ‘Love Animals’, ‘Love your country’ through their innovative costumes and interesting introduction. The winners were rewarded with certificates.

A two day Dental Camp was organised at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh in association with the team of doctors from by Simply Health Plus, Panchkula. The camp aimed at providing primary dental care and awareness amongst children about general oral hygiene. Routine dental checkup was done of all the students by a team of doctors who also enlightened students about the eating patterns and food choices which cause tooth decay. Students were given tips for making their teeth healthy by regular brushing, flossing and cleaning after meals. Preventive measures of tooth decay and cavities were suggested. Healthy eating habits were explained and maintenance of oral hygiene was emphasized. Students were greatly influenced and benefitted by this camp.

Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at Saint Soldier International School, Chandigarh. The Senior Wing students put up a spectacular show to honour all the teachers who had been instrumental in shaping their lives. The members of the Student Council gave a warm reception to the Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu and all the teachers who were beaming with exuberance and cheer. Head Girl, Shruti Pathania, commenced the event by bringing everyone’s attention to the immense importance of teachers and the role they play in children’s lives. Muskan of VIII B, delivered a speech reminding students of the tireless labour and affection teachers put in to bring them up as knowledgeable and compassionate individuals. She also acquainted students with the history of Teachers’ Day and the contribution made by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. A graceful dance was performed by girls of Classes XI and XII while students of Class IX gave a touching rendition of the song ‘Dil hai chotta sa’. A hilarious play was enacted by boys of Class IX to XII. An enchanting Sufi song sung by students of Class IX and X enthralled the audience. The Programme culminated with a vibrant dance performance given by the students of Classes VIII to X. The Junior Wing celebrated Teachers’ Day with special performances organised by each class. The entire programme was efficiently organised by students of Class XII.

A two day CBSE Capacity Building Programme on Business Studies was held at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B Chandigarh on 18-19 August 2017. The resource persons for the event were Mr. Navdeep Bhandari, Principal Guru Nanak Public School, Dalhousie and Ms. Sanjukta Mukhrjee, PGT, Shiv Nadar School, Noida. More than 45 Senior Secondary teachers from different schools of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in this informational workshop. The first day of the workshop covered activities in which the participants divided the curriculum of Classes XI and XII amongst the designated groups to identify effective classroom strategies. The feedback of participating teachers would be compiled and incorporated in the revised edition of Commerce NCERT books to be printed in the coming academic session. The afternoon session took up a range of pedagogies that included Case Studies, Role Plays, Concept Maps etc to be used for the given set of Chapters. The second day of the Programme covered the options available to students in Classes XI and XII for Project Work. CBSE expectations on given topics were classified and a mock stock trading was carried out among participants to guide them on how students should carry out Stock Market Simulation. The session concluded with typologies of questions and methods to be used for moving from basic factual information to understanding and application, Higher Order Thinking Skills, evaluation and value based questions.

The 71st Independence Day was celebrated at Saint Soldier International School with great patriotic fervour, zeal and zest. The function began with the unfurling of the National flag by the Chief Guest, Chairman of the school Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh Hayer followed by a march past and drill by NCC cadets accompanied by the School Band. A speech on the significance of independence was delivered by Saanvi, followed by a soul stirring rendition of ‘Bharat ka rehne wala hoon’ by students of Classes VI & VII. Shivang, Aarush and Simran recited a patriotic poem ‘I Love my Nation’. A skit presentation showcased the contribution of freedom fighters during their dedicated struggle for independence. A melodious song ‘Mera Mulk, Mera Desh, Mera ye Vatan’ was sung by teachers. A spectacular dance performance was delivered by the students on a medley of patriotic songs which mesmerized the audience to the core. The melodious strains of ‘Saare Jahan se Achha’ sung by all staff members and students pervaded the air with vibrant patriotic feelings. Principal Vijaya Sidhu extended her warm greetings to all present and exhorted the school fraternity to value and cherish the significance of living in a free India.

Mango Day was celebrated for the children of Pre Nursery at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh to introduce the little ones to the king of fruits. The children were dressed in yellow attire and enjoyed the taste of different varieties of mangoes. The students were told the nutritional benefits of eating the fruit. The students were also apprised of the various forms of mango products like jam, jelly, pickle, shake and ice cream. Later the teachers washed, chopped and served mangoes to the tiny tots. The students also did colouring of the picture of a mango. The activity was an enjoyable one as the children enjoyed eating the fruit together with their friends.

Students of Class XII Humanities of Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh gave a special presentation on Feminism through poems, inspiring thoughts, skits and speeches. Head Girl Shruti Pathania stressed that the Feminism is not about putting women upon a pedestal but more about securing equal rights and freedom for them. Feminism is a movement for removing inequalities against women. The Presentation was divided into four enactments. Amandeep Kaur playing the role of a grandmother, motivated Khushpreet and Deepak acting as her grandchildren, towards gender equality. Then Saksham and Jaivin playing the role of brothers gave a quick news update. Thereafter four colleagues portrayed by Armaan, Manav, Aditya and Ishpreet were shown discussing how girls outshine boys these days. Then they shared some facts and achievements made by women in Cricket, politics, education and a variety of other fields. Finally Ipsita enacted the role of a teacher and told the students played by Aditya, Sakshi, Namya, Ankit and Stanzin to present a poem on Feminism. All five students recited an inspiring poem on Feminism and how women contribute to social progress. Shruti ended the presentation by highlighting the pivotal role of women towards building a progressive society.

Students of Class IX A of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh gave a special presentation on ‘Positive and Safe use of the Internet’. Anshika commenced the programme with an interesting introduction to the theme of the presentation. Kalpana enlightened the students about the positive uses of internet through her speech. She also sensitized them on online safety and concluded her speech by elaborating on the rules to be followed in cyber space to remain safe, smart and respectful while being online. Jaspreet recited a poem titled ‘Cyber Sense’. Students showcased their acting prowess by enacting a skit on E-Safety. They highlighted the issues and concerns young minds face while playing online games. The students dramatised the methods to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of cyber-crime, cyber bullying and digital exploitation. The informative and interesting presentation, prepared under the guidance of the Class Teacher Ms. Naina brought forth the importance of safety and precaution to make the best use of the Internet.

Van Mahotsav Week was celebrated at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh with great fervour. Students participated in variety of school activities. Class I and II presented poems on Nature during the school assembly. Creative Writing Competition was held from Classes I – X on: ‘Importance of Trees’, ‘Saving Trees is our duty’ and ‘Imagine a world without trees’. Students exhibited their innovative ideas through this competition. Class XI Arts showcased the importance of trees through the morning assembly. Tree plantation was done by Class V and NSS students and they learnt the importance of trees in their lives. A meaningful and enlightening talk was given by teacher Ms. Anuradha who encouraged the students to preserve trees which play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance. Herbal plants were brought from the Forest Department and were planted in the school Herbal Garden by the Eco Club. Students actively participated in mowing of grass and cleanliness drive in the school playground. The students of junior Eco Club painted earthen pots on the theme ‘Save Trees’.

The students of class VII B of Saint Soldier International School gave a special presentation on ‘Right to Education’ to reinforce the importance of Equality and Right to Education for all. The programme began with an enlightening talk on Right to Education by Innayatdeep Kaur and poems by Sanvi and Simran to create awareness among the students for the same. The students presented an informative skit to bring out the message of the theme that Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. All students of the class got an opportunity to show their skills and talent. Theme based props and colourful displays added vibrancy to the presentation which was appreciated by all students and staff.

Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh organised its Annual Prize Distribution Function for the session 2016-17 on 15 May 2017 for conferring recognition to the students who excelled in the fields of academics, sports and co-curricular activities. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu, Coordinators and HODs gave away a total of 468 trophies and certificates to acknowledge the glorious achievements of the students. 61 students received prizes in the All Rounder Category for excelling in both academics and extra curriculars. 198 students were awarded for their achievements in academics. Many students were felicitated for their splendid performance in art, music, dance, football, yoga, volleyball, cricket, athletics, table tennis, taekwondo, badminton, lawn tennis etc. Special awards were given to 76 students and 3 teachers Ms. Amarjeet Sodhi, Ms. Rachna and Ms. Ritika who secured 100 percent attendance for the term. Showers of praise and applause made it a proud moment for all the achievers.

Labour Day also known as May Day corresponds to the International Workers Day which is celebrated around the world on 1st May. The contribution of the supporting staff was acknowledged with full aplomb in a special assembly organised by NSS wing of Class XII students at Saint Soldier International School, Chandigarh. The supporting staff was appreciated and thanked for their selfless service. Prayer marked the beginning of the ceremony followed by lamp lighting by the school Director, Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh and Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu. The programme was anchored by school Head Boy Gautam Garg and school Head Girl Shruti Pathania. Amandeep and Arshdeep enlightened the audience by presenting thought and news. Sakshi through her speech highlighted the role of workers in school life and also acquainted the students with the history behind Labour Day celebrations. The informative speech was followed by a melodious group song. Next a poem was recited by Mr. Manoj, NSS Programme Officer who lauded the ceaseless efforts of the work force of the nation and school in particular. All the workers were felicitated with a token of appreciation by the management. The supporting staff expressed their gratitude towards the school management, teachers and students for their endeavor. The ceremony culminated with the recital of the national anthem.

Leadership Training starts early at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh. The Student Council of the Primary Wing was conferred their badges and sashes of honour at an impressive Investiture Ceremony on 26 April 2017. The Junior Head Boy Daksh Sharma of Class V received the School Flag from the Director Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu conferred the Junior Head Girl, Japji Kaur of Class V with the Head Girl’s badge. Coordinator Ms. Upasna Khanna administered the Oath of office to the newly formed Junior School Cabinet. Primary Wing House Wardens Ms. Seema, Ms. Bhavna, Ms. Meena and Ms. Chetna honoured the House Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects with House Flag, badge and Sash.

Leadership Training starts early at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh. The Student Council of the Primary Wing was conferred their badges and sashes of honour at an impressive Investiture Ceremony on 26 April 2017. The Junior Head Boy Daksh Sharma of Class V received the School Flag from the Director Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu conferred the Junior Head Girl, Japji Kaur of Class V with the Head Girl’s badge. Coordinator Ms. Upasna Khanna administered the Oath of office to the newly formed Junior School Cabinet. Primary Wing House Wardens Ms. Seema, Ms. Bhavna, Ms. Meena and Ms. Chetna honoured the House Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects with House Flag, badge and Sash.

Student Council members of Saint Soldier International School Sector 28 B, Chandigarh for the academic session of 2017-18 were sworn in with great pomp and splendour on Monday, the 24th of April, at an impressive Investiture Ceremony. The momentous occasion commenced with the March Past of the newly elected Student Council led by the school Headboy, Gautam Garg, in accordance with the beats of the school band in their ceremonial regalia. Amidst the melodious rendition of Saraswati Vandana, the Principal, Ms. Vijaya Sidhu and the four House Wardens lit the lamp to invoke blessings. The Head Boy Gautam Garg, Class XII Commerce, the Head Girl, Shruti Pathania, Class XII Arts received the school flag, badge and sash from the Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu. This was followed by the confering of badges and sashes to the Sports Head Boy Kush Bansal, Sports Head Girl Harmanpreet Kaur and School Prefects Ayush, Himanshu Arora, Arshdeep Kaur & Komal. The House Wardens Ms. Ojaswin, Ms. Pallavi, Ms. Amrita and Ms. Pushpinder gave away the sashes and badges to their respective House Captains and Vice Captains. The Prefects of all the four Houses received their badges and sashes from the Coordinators, Ms. Parvinder Malhi and Ms. Parminder Kaur. The Principal, Ms. Vijaya Sidhu administered the Oath of Office to the Student Council who pledged to discharge their duties with sincerity and to keep the school flag flying high.

Earth Day celebrations were organised at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh by Class XII Science. The Morning Assembly was conducted on the theme ‘Mother Earth’. Pranjal expressed the deep feelings of mother earth through a very emotional poem ‘I am mother earth’. Komal delivered a talk on the significance of Earth Day and Nishu stated the facts related to Earth Day. The students vowed to play a vital role in saving their mother earth. The Pre-Primary Wing also participated actively by doing thumb painting of trees. They also dressed in green to spread the message ‘Go Green – Save Planet Earth’. The teachers gave informative talks on the value of trees.

Baisakhi was celebrated with enthusiasm at Saint Soldier International School, Chandigarh. The students of Class X A presented a Special Assembly to highlight the cultural and traditional significance of Baisakhi. The students threw light on the historical background of the festival by presenting an impressive dance drama against a backdrop of rural Punjab. A beautifully decorated tableau showcased a typical scene of the Baisakhi Mela with numerous stalls selling bangles, toys, sweets, local handicrafts and other items of domestic use. The programme ended with a brilliant bhangra performance which added to the festive spirit of the programme. Principal, Ms. Vijaya Sidhu appreciated the efforts of the students and wished all present a very happy Baisakhi.

Reaffirming the commitment to providing quality education, Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh organized an Orientation Programme for the parents of Class Pre Nursery. The programme commenced with a warm welcome extended by the Pre Primary Coordinator Ms Neenu Palta. Ms Yogita enlightened the parents about the rules and regulations of the school through a colourful Power Point Presentation. Dr. Harleen Bakshi from Fortis Hospital, Chandigarh Branch gave an informative talk on Nutrition and growth of small children while the School Counsellor Ms Amanbir Kaur gave valuable tips on effective parenting and encouraged the parents to play a proactive role in their child’s education. The tiny tots of Class Nursery put up a short cultural programme which included prayer, rhymes and a dance performance. The parents later visited the classrooms and interacted with the teachers. It was a healthy interactive session between the parents and the teachers.

Various informative workshops were organised by Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh for the staff members of the school. Simply Health Plus in association with Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali conducted Life Support Workshop in the school premises on February 21, 2017. The resource person, Dr. Neeti Dogra trained the teachers to assess the collapsed victim and perform basic life support and also explained CPR sequence practically. Teachers were given ‘hands on’ training on conducting CPR. Certificates were also distributed to the participating teachers. In another workshop, conducted by Bank of Baroda on the same day, the Resource Person, Mr. Monu Bansal gave information regarding benefits of investing in Mutual Funds and Life Insurance policies and different Child plans. To mark the Safety Week, starting from March 4, 2017, a workshop on Fire Safety and usage of Fire Extinguishers was conducted on Feb 22, 2017. Colonel Dharmendra Thakur (retd) was the Resource Person. Col. Thakur explained to the staff members, the causes of fire incidents and precautionary measurements to prevent such mishaps. Further, he gave a demonstration on usage of fire extinguishers. The teachers satisfied their queries during these sessions. All in all, these workshops proved beneficial for the teachers.

Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh celebrated its Annual Sports Day for the Primary Wing with great enthusiasm and fanfare. The event began with a March Past by all the students. Director Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh took the salute. The excitement among students reached its peak with the Inter Section 4 X 100 m Relay Races. Class teachers also added to the enthusiasm by cheering for their classes. Other events were 50 m and 100 m races, Obstacle race, Passing the ball race, Sack race followed by Taekwondo, Yoga and Mass PT displays. Classes I D, II D and V D were thrilled to win gold medals in the Inter Section Relay race. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu gave away the medals and certificates.

A spectacular and colourful special presentation was conducted by the students of Class VIII on Christmas to spread the message of love and good cheer. A skit enacted on the ‘Joy of Giving’ enlightened everyone about caring and loving one another. Melodious carol singing, vibrant costumes and mesmerising dance performances added to the good cheer. The arrival of Santa Claus distributing sweets delighted the students. The depiction of the birth of Christ was followed by good tidings for the coming year. The students of the Primary Wing were enlightened by teacher’s talks on the message of Christmas. This was followed by a Class party.

Saint Soldier celebrated its spectacular Annual Function ‘Winter Fiesta 2016’ for the Pre-Primary Wing on December 10, 2016 at the school premises. Dr. Rakesh Malik, Deputy Director, Physical Education, Dept. of Sports, Panjab University, Chandigarh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Chairman Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh Hayer, Directors Mr. Amarinder Pal Singh Hayer and Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh Hayer and Principal Vijaya Sidhu warmly welcomed the parents. All 323 students of Pre Primary Wing participated in the mega event which was ushered in with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the honourable Chief Guest. Students of Nursery Class welcomed the audience and sought the blessings of Goddess Saraswati through the Invocation Dance. Then the extravaganza took off with an array of colourful presentations by the young ones. Students of Class Pre-Nursery put forth their dancing feet by presenting various mesmerizing items on the theme ‘Love Nature’. Class Nursery students not only enthralled the audience with their performances but also conveyed some important messages of Unity, Good Manners and values through moral stories and dances. Kindergarten students dressed in vibrant, multi-hued costumes presented an amalgamation of Marathi, Rajasthani, Western and Punjabi dances. A skit on the importance of fruits and vegetables was also enacted by KG students who gave a message on healthy food.

The students of Class XI Commerce of Saint Soldier International School gave a remarkable presentation titled ‘Virsa-e-Punjab’ to showcase the culture and tradition of the state. The audience was taken through the realm of the rich culture of Punjab by presenting folk songs, dances, poem recitations and skits. The sparkling bhangra performance left the audience spellbound. The Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu applauded the efforts of students and the Class Teacher Mr. Surinder Pal Singh. The colourful presentation was a vibrant depiction of the cultural traditions of the state.

The students of the Eco Club ‘Parag’ and NSS Volunteers of Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh conducted a rally on 26th October 2016 to spread awareness among people about celebrating Eco friendly and cracker free Diwali. Students marched to residential areas in Sector 28 Chandigarh holding the slogans and banners displaying the harmful effects of bursting crackers and the pollution created by them. They also motivated the residents of Sector 28 not to burst crackers this Diwali and requested them to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali. They also made people aware about the disastrous effects of bursting crackers on birds and pets. The students received a very positive response from the residents of Sector 28 Chandigarh.

Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh is proudly hosting CBSE Cluster XVIII Kabaddi Tournament 2016-17 from 23 Oct to 25 Oct 2016. The event will witness the participation of 17 teams from the northern region (Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh) who will be exhibiting their skills to win the prestigious trophy. Sh. Pushkar Vohra, Joint Director, CBSE Sports graced the occasion as the chief guest for the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp followed by a well synchronised march past of all the 17 participating teams. Principal Vijaya Sidhu extended her warm wishes to the participants. The honourable chief guest Sh. Pushkar Vohra declared the Kabaddi Tournament open. The School Sports Head Boy, Deepinderjeet Singh administered the oath to the participating teams. Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh Hayer, the Chairman of the school, presented a momento to the distinguished chief guest as a token of appreciation and the students of St. Soldier International School mesmerized the audience with a melodious group song. The Opening day of the CBSE Cluster XVIII Kabaddi Tournament 2016-17 witnessed some thrilling matches. The very first match of the tournament started amidst great fervour and enthusiasm where Angel’s Public School, Ambala registered a glorious win over Punjab International School, Chamkaur Sahib by 40-16. In the second match Alpine Public School trounced Montessorie Cambridge School by 28-17.

On PTM Day, 22nd October 2016, Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh organised a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. The message of “Donate Blood, Save Life” was effectively spread in the school premises with the help of posters, to encourage the cause and bring awareness among the masses to come forward for the noble cause. The Camp received a good response as many parents and staff members came forward to contribute towards the cause. The donors were offered nutritious refreshments. The school Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu expressed her gratitude to all the parents, donors and doctors for making the camp a great success.

The tiny tots of Nursery Class of Saint Soldier International School put forth a heart warming presentation where they expressed their love and gratitude for their grandparents on the occasion of Grandparents Day celebration. The children presented a melodious song to welcome their grandparents. The school echoed with the tune of ‘It’s Grandparents Day’ and rhymes like ‘Meri dadi badi pyari’ and ‘Dadaji Ki Mahima Nyari’. The tiny tots dressed up in colourful attire expressed their happiness by performing dances on “Pyari Pyari Dadi Ma” and other lively songs. The show was appreciated by the Grandparents. The programme concluded with much enjoyment and dances by grandparents and the students.

To mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and to pay gratitude and reverence to their teachers, a cultural extravaganza was organised by the students of Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B Chandigarh. The students warmly welcomed their teachers and left no stone unturned to entertain them with a colourful programme which started with some exciting school news given by Sejal of X A. Kirti X A and Mohd. Arif V B presented special poems dedicated to teachers. Nitika of XII Science and Innayat of VI B expressed their gratitude through a speech. The boys and girls of Classes IV-XII earned a loud applause for their splendid dance performances. A Punjabi skit by students of XI-XII regaled the audience. Girls of Class X left the audience mesmerised by a melodious English Song. Sashank, Prince and Aryan of Class X left the teachers spellbound with a melodious sufi song. The next in the series was a magnetic Bhangra dance by students of Class X-XII, which enthralled the teachers to the core. The students also organised an item for teachers in which students called the teachers to showcase their talent of singing. Ms. Upasana gave the vote of thanks on behalf of all the teachers. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu applauded the students and appreciated their efforts for making the teachers’ day a memorable one for the teachers. All the teachers were overwhelmed with the respect and gratitude shown by the students.

NSS Wing of Saint Soldier International School organised ‘TIRANGA MARCH’ in school campus on 22nd August 2016. NSS volunteers of the school participated with full enthusiasm. The ceremony started with taking the National pledge by the volunteers. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu addressed the students and told them about National Values and the significance of tri-colour. This was followed by Tiranga March in which the Volunteers saluted the Tiranga as a part of 70th Independence Day celebration. NSS Programme Officer Mr. Manoj motivated the students to uphold the national values so that they turn out to be good citizens.

The tiny tots of Pre Nursery of Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh celebrated Monsoon Day by inviting their parents to a colourful programme. The multi-hued rain coats, umbrellas and the cheerful faces of the children charged the atmosphere with enthusiasm. The programme began with the Gayatri Mantra followed by the Ganesh Vandana. After this the children recited rhymes related to the monsoon season. The little ones also tapped their feet to the music of songs like ‘Chak Dhoom Dhoom’ and ‘Zoobi Doobi’. The exuberant performances put up by the students brought smiles on the faces of their parents who were delighted to witness their three-year olds performing with confidence and interest. Appreciative applause by the parents made the little ones eager to put up a great performance.

Janamashtami celebrations at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh were marked by a special event presented by the students of Class VI B. The programme started with a thought provoking message given by Aisha on the importance of Janamashtami. Saujanya gave a talk on Values preached by Lord Krishna. Students were dressed up in colourful attire as Lord Krishna, Radha, Gopies, Sudama etc as they portrayed scenes from the life of Lord Krishna. The scene when Lord Krishna evacuated Mountain Govardhan on the top of his small finger was also depicted. A strong message of friendship and humanity was conveyed to the spectators through a skit on the loving relationship between Krishna and Sudama. Class Teacher Ms. Raminder Chadha and the students were appreciated by the Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu.

A three day Dental Check up Camp was carried out at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh by a team of dentists from Clove Dental in collaboration with Simply Health Plus Medical Team. The aim of the Camp was to create awareness on dental related problems. The camp was initiated with a dental awareness talk where the students were educated about the correct brushing technique and how to take care of their teeth. It was an initiative by the school to sensitize the students on the importance of oral hygiene and how poor dental hygiene may lead to tooth decay, gum diseases and bad breath. The dentists examined all students and provided them with Dental Health Cards.

To commemorate the 7th decade of Independence Day, Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh wore a festive look and patriotic fervour reverberated in the premises. Tricolour balloons adorned the school campus and to complement the celebrations, the teachers were also dressed in saffron, white and green. The ceremony commenced with unfurling of the tricolour by the Chairman, Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh Hayer, Chief Guest of the occasion. The Director, Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh Hayer was the guest of honour. A splendid array of activities were conducted to focus on the diversity and unique identity of our motherland. The tiny tots of kindergarten showcased a mesmerizing dance performance on ‘Desh Rangeela’ and sang various patriotic songs like ‘We’re Indian, bold and free’. Gunjan of IX A recited a poem on ‘Bharat Mata Ka Jai Gaan’ and enthralled the audience. Aditya of V B and Anmol of VII gave a thought provoking speech on the importance of the day. A scintillating skit performance by class VIII, IX and X captivated the audience and stirred everyone’s heart with thrill and excitement highlighting the great sacrifices of our freedom fighters. To add to the glory of celebrations the teachers sang an inspirational song on ‘Insaaf ki dagar par bachho dikhayo chal ke ’ and dance teachers Ms. Sonali and Ms. Rimpi supervised foot tapping performances by students on ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ and ‘Kandho se Kandhe Milte Hai’.

The U 17 Football Team of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, Chandigarh lifted the Winner’s Trophy at the Bro Meredith Football Tournament 2016-17 organised by St. John’s High School, Chandigarh from 9 to 13 August 2016 in which 16 teams from Chandigarh participated. The Saint Soldier Team reached the finals after defeating Vivek High School in the Pre Quarter Finals by 3-0. In the Quarter Final and Semi Final matches, the team continued its winning spree by beating AKSIPS 41 and hosts St. John’s High School. In the final match, the St. Soldier Team beat Strawberry Fields High School by 2-1 with both goals scored by Sachin Bisht. Rohan Mehta won the prize for Best Mid Fielder of the Tournament. Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu congratulated the Team and the Coach Sudhir Saini for their achievement.

A Seminar was conducted in Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh by IDP to upgrade the students about popular courses available at various destinations across the globe. IDP Education is an international education organization offering student placement in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Canada. The students were counselled on what kind of courses and universities to select. They also informed them about scholarship programmes, students portal, pre-departure services etc. They were guided on how to select only approved universities that are recognized, according to their profile. They further elaborated on the education system and Visa filling process; as IDP is the world’s largest student placement and English Language testing service provider with over 89 offices in over 30 countries. They informed the students about the comprehensive counselling services which they can avail during the Education Fair to be held on 24th August and 13th September 2016 at IDP Sec 9 C Chandigarh through which they can get themselves evaluated for choosing the right option for their dream of higher education.

Students of Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh gave each other a tough fight in the Inter House Quiz Competition held separately in three categories on 30 July 2016 in the school premises. The first category comprised of classes I & II where Astha, Pranav, Aryan and Aanchal of Dr. Rabindranath Tagore House scored first position. In the second category, students of classes III to V faced each other in the competition and Tejinder, Akhilesh, Preekshit and Akhil Singh of Dr. Manmohan Singh House emerged as the winning team. In the third category, students of classes VI to X competed against each other and Sejal, Anju Aggarwal, Tarun, Muskan Sihag and Shivang of APJ Abdul Kalam House were declared the winners. The Quiz Competition covered areas of General Knowledge, Current affairs, Sports, Abbreviations, Environment, Wildlife and Entertainment. In the rapid fire round, the enthusiasm of all the participants was very high and the audience also enjoyed answering questions.

On 26th July 2016, students of Saint Soldier International School of Class IX B conducted a Special Assembly on Kargil Victory Day to acknowledge the supreme sacrifice made by soldiers displaying valour with dignity. Veerpal of Class IX B was the chief presenter. She enlightened the audience on soldiers who were awarded with Param Vir Chakra. Pragati conveyed words of praise for the brave soldiers while Manjot shared the historical background of the Kargil conflict. Students portrayed the stories of two Kargil war heroes, Captain Saurabh Kalia and Captain Vikram Batra. The skit highlighted the brave initiatives of these officers and the soldiers. The Assembly concluded with a patriotic song “Taqat Vatan Ki Humse Hai” to pay tribute to our Kargil war heroes. Aashima concluded the assembly by saying that the best tribute we could pay to the gallant officers and jawans is to dedicate ourselves to the gigantic task of nation building by honouring and appreciating the role played by the defence forces. Principal Vijaya Sidhu lauded the efforts of the Class and encouraged the students to acknowledge the valour of our Indian soldiers.

Saint Soldier International School Sec 28 B, Chandigarh organized a Workshop on Road Safety for students of Classes IX and X. The Workshop was conducted by Chief Traffic Marshal Wing Cdr. C.S. Grewal and his associates. They sensitized students on road traffic rules and regulations. Students were made to realize that adherence to road traffic rules and regulations is mandatory to ensure their safety on roads. Students were also acquainted with road safety symbols. One of the team members, Uma Mahajan motivated students to fearlessly help the victims who meet with accidents. She told them that they should never argue with the cops after violating traffic rules Instead they should admit their fault, apologize and not repeat the mistake. Clippings of road accidents caused due to carelessness of drivers were shown and were an eye opener for them. At the end, Wing Cdr. C.S. Grewal quizzed the students on aspects of Road Safety and a gift was given to those who answered correctly. It was an enlightening and useful Workshop for the students.

The tiny tots of Pre-Nursery Wing of Saint Soldier International School Sec 28 B, Chandigarh participated enthusiastically in the seed germination activity. They brought seeds of various pulses from home and sowed them. They nurtured the seeds by watering them everyday till the plants grew. The teacher gave an informative talk on the significance of trees and how to preserve our mother earth. This activity helped them to understand and recognize various varieties of pulses and created environmental awareness while inculcating in them the value of caring for plants.

Classes in the Junior Wing of Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh showcased Thematic Presentations on a variety of themes. An array of activities enthralled the audience as each class put its best foot forward to present a variety of themes through poem recitation, melodious songs, colourful dances and thought provoking skits. Class III C presented the theme of ‘There is no Time to Waste’ to highlight the three R’s formula of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Class II B gave a presentation on ‘My Dream Country - A Clean Country’ to emphasize the importance of keeping one’s surroundings clean and to be sensitized towards being a responsible citizen. The students of Class V C raised awareness on Right to Education through a well-enacted Nukkad Natak based on the theme of spreading literacy.

A variety of activities took place at Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh to celebrate Van Mahotsav week. The school Eco Club, Parag, planted species of Tulsi, Stevia, Aloe Vera, Brahmi and Bougainvillea and organized different events for Primary and Senior Wing. Students of Classes XI and XII were shown a film titled ‘Deforestation’. This was followed by lively discussions. An Inter-Class Quiz and Slogan Writing Competition on ‘Trees are Lifelines’ was held for Classes VII and VIII. Class X had a Poetry Recitation Competition on Trees and Class III D presented a Special Assembly on ‘Grow More Trees’. Teachers Ms. Chhavi and Ms. Rekha addressed the Morning Assembly on ‘The Importance and Value of Trees’.

World Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April 2016 at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B Chandigarh. The school Eco Club ‘Parag’ organised a variety of activities to mark the occasion. The staff and the students celebrated the day with a medley of educational and fun activities. Earth Day theme based assembly was organized by Class XII Commerce. Ms. Supriya spoke on the importance of ‘Saving Our Planet Earth’. The whole staff marked the event by wearing green attire. Conservation related activities were planned for different classes. A Drawing Competition on ‘Mother Earth’ was organized for class I. For class II and III a Crossword and Maze Completion Competition related to the environment was organized. Students had loads of fun while learning facts about our planet Earth.

International Labour Day was celebrated at Saint Soldier International School Sec 28 B, Chandigarh by conducting a Special Assembly to express gratitude to the supporting staff for their dedication and commitment. The event organized by class XII and the NSS Wing began with the lamp lighting ceremony by Ms. Anjali and Ms. Munisha who have been working in the institution as supporting staff for over 21 years. This was followed by poems, songs and a speech on the history of International Labour Day. The employees were felicitated with a token of appreciation given by Director Mr. Jagwinder Pal Singh and Principal Ms. Vijaya Sidhu.

Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B Chandigarh organised its prestigious Investiture Ceremony for the session 2016-17 on 25 April 2016. The event commenced with the March Past by the newly elected Student Council led by the proud Head Boy, Gurbaksh Singh and the Head Girl Isha Chandan of Class XII. The Director Jagwinder Pal Singh Hayer, Principal, Ms. Vijaya Sidhu, along with the four House Wardens lit the traditional lamp for an auspicious start. The newly elected School Cabinet received their badges and sashes from the Director, Principal, Coordinators and House Wardens. The Student leaders were elected after a democratic process of voting preceded by self-introduction and Question Answer round posed by a panel of judges. Principal Vijaya Sidhu administered the oath of office to the Student leaders and exhorted them to uphold the values of the school.

Keeping in mind the queries and curiosity of parents of Pre-Nursery Class before starting of the session,Saint Soldier International School, Sec 28 B, Chandigarh conducted an Orientation Programme for the parents of Pre-Nursery Class. Pre-Primary Coordinator Ms. Neenu graciously welcomed the parents. This was followed by a power point presentation on the history of the school, the rules and regulations, guidelines of the school curriculum and co-curricular activities. Then a Welcome Dance and Rhymes by Nursery Class students held the audience spell bound. The School Counsellor Ms. Amanbir Kaur gave valuable tips on parenting. A talk by Dr. Deepa threw light on the importance of healthy habits to be followed by children. The Orientation Programme helped parents in guiding their children towards beginning the school.

On the occasion of World Health Day, a Workshop was held at Saint Soldier International School, Chandigarh in collaboration with Simply Health Plus Medical Team to enhance awareness on inculcating good eating habits among students. Emphasizing the importance of good health, Harleen Bakshi, Dietitian from Fortis Hospital, eloquently enlightened the audience on the factors necessary for a good diet. The informative session involved interactive discussion on personal hygiene, intake of water, physical exercise and control of mental stress.