Awareness program on Food and Nutrition by
US Department of Agriculture (American Embassy)

On Tuesday, 2nd September 2014, an Awareness Programme on Health and Nutrition was organised in Ahlcon International School in collaboration with US Department of Agriculture (American Embassy). It was a campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of a nutritious diet among students. This activity featured nutrition-themed activities, presentation by an expert nutritionist Ms. Geetu Amarnani. A key element of this activity was to convey that products such as fresh fruit, nuts, and dried fruit are an important part of a balanced diet. The chief guest of the day was Mr. Michael Pelletier Deputy Chief of Mission and Acting Charge of U.S Embassy. The other dignitaries included Mr. Allan P. Mustard, Minister-Counsellor for Agricultural Affairs, Mr. Jonn P. Slette Agricultural Attaché and Dr. Rohini Ahluwalia, Chairperson. The school Principal Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey welcomed the dignitaries and emphasised the school’s efforts to create awareness about healthful eating habits. In all 500 students took part in the activities and some of the best performers were appreciated. DCM Michael Pelletier expressed his happiness over the enthusiasm and awareness shown by the students about nutrition and health.

As we all know music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand so to prove this well known quote on 11th Aug. budding instrumentalists of  Middle Section of Ahlcon International  School gathered to present their musical renditions  in Inter-house Tabla and Synthesizer  competition.
The shining stars of all the four houses i.e. Neer, Prithv, Agni and Vayu took part in it and mesmerized the audience with their musical renditions. The programme was divided into two parts, the first part was full of beats of Tabla as the group of students presented their rhythmic  and well -coordinated performance. And on the other hand the promising young ahlconities  filled every heart with the patriotic feelings with their songs played on Synthesizer.

The Principal Mr. Ashok Pandey showed his huge satisfaction and feeling of delight while announcing the results. The vice-Principal Ms Sangita Maliwal , In Charge Middle School Ms Dimple Puri and all the teachers were happy to see the success of the event. 
Inter House English Competition
Middle Section
28th July ‘2014

‘Global Prospective Indian Values’  is the truism  of Ahlcon. To prepare students to develop 21st century skills and to enhance  their oratory skills various literary competitions are planned.  It is a major platform for students to gain confidence. Keeping this in mind on 28th July 2014, an interhouse English competition was organized in the school auditorium.  It started with a tuneful  prayer ‘bind us together lord’.
Competition  was divided into three categories. For class VI poem recitation on the theme humour , for class VII ‘ Spin a Yarn’ on the theme moral values and for class VIII declamation was there. For declamation boys were given the topic ‘Service to Man is Service to God’ and  girls spoke on the topic ‘Money-an Addiction’. All the students recited poems very effectively and they were able to create humour all around.  Weaving a story on the spot requires ability to articulate one’s knowledge and understanding. Class VII students wove amazing stories using plenty of  proverbs, idioms and quotations. They were able to give moral value at the end of each story. Students delivered their declamation so powerfully as everyone sitting was astonished to listen to their speech.
Icing on the cake was the melodious  and soothing song ‘ We are the world’  sung by the group of girls. Each one requires some motivation to perform well and Principal Mr Ashok K Pandey is that motivational force to all the Ahlconites. He encouraged and praised all the participants. He was extremely overwhelmed  to see such a high level of competition. Section Incharge Ms Dimple Puri also applauded  for the participants and the English faculty of Middle Section. She also said ‘Great speakers are not born they are trained’. The program was a great success and it has created a quest in others to participate for next time.

Report by –
Madhuri Dadhich

Prithvi House Incharge.
Ahlconites Felicitated

With sheer perseverance the Ahlconites have again proved that sow the seeds of hard work and reap the rewards of achievement, success and self-fulfillment. On 21st July in Ahlcon International School the Appreciation Day was celebrated to felicitate the young achievers for their brilliant results and splendid achievements

The students were awarded certificates and trophies for their hard work and sincerity  in scholastics  and co-scholastics .The list of honors also included awards like ’ Good Samaritan Award’, ‘Principal’s Award for Steady Achiever ‘, All Rounder Award’ and many more. Apart from this , students excelling in  co- scholastic areas like tabla, synthesizer, art, clay moulding , vocal music , dance  received the shower of blessing  from the dignitaries. AIS emphasizes on punctuality , regularity and discipline hence the students who maintain punctuality and regularity throughout the session , accolades were given to them  as they are the real torch bearers  to kindle the same spirit in others . The nine budding authors of class 8th of AIS also showcased their self composed book ’ Marvelous Minds’ , which served to kindle the flame of love for writing .

Principal Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey in his address to the gathering expressed immense satisfaction and pride over these blooming faces of achievers. The Vice- Principal Ms. Sangita Maliwal , In charge Middle School Ms. Dimple Puri and all the teachers appreciated the winners and felt contented to see the young Ahlconites shining in all spheres of their life by making their mark this way.

Bibox Innovation Lab: A Unique Learning Program

We, at Ahlcon International School, are always keen to look at enhancing the student’s capability to be creative in their thought process and make them ready for the 21st century learning.
 As a part of the ongoing endeavour to encourage experiential learning and to develop scientific temperament among the students, we joined hands with Evobi Automation an organization recognized by Government of India (Department of Science and Technology) and decided to introduce a very unique learning program i.e. Bibox Innovation Lab for the students of class VI to VIII.
On 31st of July 14 the zero session was conducted which was attended by the students of entire middle section. The resource person Mr.V.N Chandran along with his team first exposed the students to the concept of Bibox (brain in the box) a hardware and explained it’s working which triggered students logical thinking and enabled  them to spot the new situations or problems in daily life and come up with solutions to those by using the Bibox. They also showed the various models made by the students of other schools like Milk Boiler, Dish Washer, Blind Stick etc. The session was very interactive and our students actively participated and gave intelligent answers to their questions.  

This is a holistic program that goes beyond the text book curriculum, enables the students to build their original ideas into a real machine and provides long term value addition to their knowledge and the students would be able to innovate and showcase their hidden talents in the form of unique models.
Report On Multiple Natures Workshop
“Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.”


Students of Class VIII, IX, X and XI were given an exposure of Multiple Natures, a novel concept in education that attempts to account for people’s natures and personality traits that lead to particular behavioural patterns, especially with respect to their work and learning. The presentation commenced with the pioneering of the theme by Ms. Chetna Sabharwal, the School Counsellor who enlarged our views of our aims in life.  Oscar Wilde has quoted “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly- that is what each of us is here for”. It is very important that an aim is formulated and efforts are put in to achieve that aim. It was succeded by the disquisition of a resource person, Mr. Amit Mukherjee who represented the Multiple Natures and gave us an insight about the importance of career in our life. In present competitive era it is very important to pay more attention towards one’s career. He told the pupils that “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: what counts is, the courage to continue.” It was a very knowledgeable and enlightening experience for all the students. We express our heartfelt gratitude to our Respected Principal Sir, Vice Principal Ma’am, Section In charge and Ms. Chetna Sabharwal for all the pains they took to make the program meaningful and informative for the students.

(Event Manager - Vayu House)             

Learn Programming for Free from Kunal Sir

A few years ago, Mr. Kunal Chawla used to teach Science at our school. Now, he works to develop free computer programming lessons that are available on the internet.

You can watch the trailer for the computer programming lessons here:

To enroll in this free programming course (in Python) click the link below and then click on the “View Courseware” button on that page.


It is rightly said, ‘Don’t look back to see how many people are following you. Lead yourself. Lead your senses’. So, to inculcate this leadership quality in Ahlconities 30th April, 2014, was marked as an important date in the calendar of Ahlcon International School. The investiture ceremony of the Senior School was organized which was a spectacular event for the spectators to experience. The New Student Council of the session 2014 -2015 and the House Prefects were appointed .The Principal Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey, the Vice Principal ( Senior School) Ms. Sangita Malliwal, the Vice Principal Admin Ms. Promila Mehta, the Headmistress Ms. Anju Gupta, In charge Senior Section Mr. Puneet Duggal and In charge Middle Section Ms. Dimple Puri graced the occasion with their dignified presence.
The members of the Student Council and four houses shining in distinct colors  were headed by the House Captain and the House Prefects along with the respective house In charges.

After administering the oath, the Principal addressed the newly formed student council with an inspiring speech. The President and Vice President of Student Council vowed to carry out their duties with sincerity and honesty. The choir group of the school presented a melodious rendition of a song for the school.  The programme ended with the perfect decorum of its kind.


                                    ‘ Celebrations of Earth Day at AIS’

At Ahlcon International School the learning encompasses realm of creativity which helps in holistic development of the students. So, to sensitize them towards their duties for Mother Earth on 21st April with a myriad of educational and fun activities a special assembly was conducted where  Ahlconities  were abuzz to be a part of this celebration.

Cheerful students started the morning assembly with thought provoking words. They were shown slides on nature conservation in a powerpoint presentation. Banners and colourful charts were put up, reading "Go Green'' and "Plant a tree today''. Children learnt the importance of preserving planet earth and agreed to prioritize earth protection.

The key segment of the assembly was’ Nukkad Natak’ namely ‘Stop Pollution- Save Environment’ in which majority of the students of the class participated very enthusiastically and presented the role of man in creating pollution and its adverse effects on the environment  They also showed how it can be prevented and demonstrated support for environmental protection. To inculcate the same value students took a pledge also. The Principal Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey, Vice- Principal Ms. Sangeeta Maliwal and In charge Middle Section Ms. Dimple Puri were overwhelmed by observing these blooming Ahlconities.


 Report on Visit to Aravali Biodiversity Park  

Ahlcon International School was invited by WWF and Ministry of Environment Education to visit Aravali Biodiversity Park for a Nature Camping Programme of 2 days &1 night on 18th and 19th March 2014, where 32 students of class VII and VIII along with 2 teachers participated.
The Aravali Biodiversity Park is situated near Vasant Vihar and is being developed at 693 acres of land that was over mined and completely infected with Prosopis Juliflora (Vilayati kikar) and has lost indigenous biodiversity. The major portion of the park is rocky and devoid of soil and vegetation cover. With its different habitat types and ecosystems having many rare and endangered flora and fauna, the park serves as a live museum and laboratory for promoting environmental education.
When the children and teachers arrived at the campsite, the research team welcomed them and allotted 7 tents to be shared among all. In the first nature trail the children were taken to a Herbal Garden and shown various species of medicinal plants and told about their uses. Then they visited the Butterfly Conservatory where they learnt about the lifecycle of a butterfly and observed its various stages. The children also visited Orchidarium and studied about the plantation of orchids. Few students were selected for a video recording on Earth Hour. In the afternoon the children enjoyed clay modeling. In the evening, the children went for bird watching and saw around 40 birds and identified their nature calls. A movie on the beauty of Aravali Biodiversity Park was shown once the children returned to the campsite. They also enjoyed dinner around a campfire.
Next day, early morning children went to their last nature trail to enjoy the fresh air and see a variety of flora and fauna. Many nature education activities like quiz, debate and thumb printing were enjoyed by the children.   

 It was a great source of motivation for the students to attend the camp and study about the degradation and revival of a degraded ecosystem. They were sensitized towards nature appreciation and conservation. The nature walk through the park has encouraged qualities of leadership, exploration and nature observation among the students. 
Vasantotsav at Ahlcon

 Celebrating Vasant – spring and invocation to Goddess Saraswati- symbolizing knowledge and empowerment has been the regular feature in the calendar of Ahlcon International School since 2002.

This year too it was celebrated with enthusiasm and vibrancyon Feb 4th . The two day musical extravaganza was inaugurated by His Excellency John Aquilina UOM, the High Commissioner of Malta, Shri B.P. Singh, former Governor of Sikkim and other dignitaries. The highlight of the programme was a performance by the school staff and a Bharatnatyam performance by Ms. Marie Elangovan a renowned exponent. She enthralled the audience with her graceful, tender and sculpture- like poses. Over 500 students from 20 schools participated in classical music and dance competitions performances. 

The Chief Guest, the High Commissioner of Malta exhorted the students to respect their parents and teachers for the sacrifices they make. He paid tribute to his own teachers for shaping him and his personality.

The former Governor, author and civil servant Shri B P Singh in his address impressed upon the students to practice discipline and order in their lives.

Ahlcon International celebrates internationalism in all its endeavors. This is the reason that inspired the school to register for the prestigious International School Award an accreditation scheme initiated by the British Council which recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. ISA provides a framework for schools to develop an action plan and implement international activities throughout the year, and encourages schools to collaborate with overseas schools to create a rich learning experience for students through use of ICT, creative pedagogical practices and real context for learning.

The world of cartoons fascinates children of all ages. This ISA activity was designed to facilitate the  students of VI  and VII standard to know  more about their favorite cartoon characters .Often they are engrossed in the antics of these cartoons and no one seems to know about the artists and the creators of these famous virtual beings.
This project aimed at letting children explore the world of cartoons, research about their origins, and collaborate with the partner school Scargill Infant School in UK and try to find out the favorite cartoon characters of their counterparts in the partner school. They shared and exchanged hand drawn cartoons and compared them with those of their own country through poems, cards, paintings, finger puppets and book marks.
The thrill and excitement of being able to connect with children across the seas was quite an enchanting experience. Had it not been for the ISA activity, such a project would not have been undertaken which involved such a large group in such a varied way.

The cartoons sent by our students were welcomed and coloured by the Scargillians. The letters were fondly answered by them and the Ahlconites and the Scargillians set off on a spree of exchanging WISH KITES which had their pictures and wishes written on them. 

Arrival of the festival of Rakhi witnessed enthusiastic Ahlconites sending handmade Rakhis to them . During the VC we were able to show how to tie Rakhi and the students narrated stories about the festivals too. Though this was not the part of the action plan but both teachers, Ms.Sunita Rajiv from AIS and Ms. Judy Munford from Scargill Infant School were more than delighted to encourage the children for better understanding of Cultural  diversity.
Ms. Judy ,during the VC ,showed us how the students were learning to churn out butter  in the traditional manner as it was their Historical week.Ahlconites could easily connect it to the ‘dahi bilona’ or churning of butter from buttermilk.Lots of learning experiences were sprinkled throughout our year long journey.
Ms. Judy’s students were  from Nursery and Prep. We proceeded to bring  the tiny tots from Prep also into the mainstream. They received the beautiful cards made by their counterparts in Scargill. They made small cards  to be flown to UK.Finger puppets were another attraction and  AHLCONITES had made them with great love and care.
Behind the scenes enabled the Ahlconites to research and find facts anbout the creators of Tintin [Germany], Tom and Jerry [America], Flintstones[UK], Dennis the Menace[USA], Shin Chan [Japan]Asterix and Obelix[UK]The display boards proudly displayed the facts about the Cartoonists, their lives, inspiration and works to the entire school. It was a unique learning experience.
The Fancy DRESS Show showcased the same findings in a very interesting way. The Four houses had to send entries where each team  comprised of two cartoon characters along with their creator , in a dramatic presentation. The  following links are a testimony to the memorable show.


“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence”.

Our school, Ahlcon International was able to prove the validity of the above statement by conducting an interschool event MATHEMAGICA Mathemagicians: Our Mathematicians, showcasing the lives and contributions of famous mathematicians around the globe including Rene De Carte`s, Leonard Euler, Aryabhatta, Ramanujan and Peirre. Through these dramatizations, students were able to get the practical experience of the lives of these mathematicians which left a lasting impression on their minds.
Six schools including ours, took part in the event and presented the lives of these mathematicians so creatively that everyone in the audience was mesmerised and surely would have decided not to fear the subject at all.
Beautiful trophies were given to the schools which secured 1st and 2nd positions and rest of the schools were given participation certificates.
The whole experience of the event helped everyone cross new frontiers in the field of Mathematics.


AIS firmly believes in nurturing the students for their holistic development and providing a platform where the students get inspiration from the lives of legendary  personalities which  helps to kindle the flame of desire for success. Two budding  orators of AIS participated in one such event where  Swami Vivekanand’s speeches were delivered .It was organized by Vivekanand School . The talented  speakers of around 17 schools put their best foot forward and Puneet and Sara of AIS  banged the Award of Excellence in junior as well as senior categories .
Another feather in the cap was added when Annual Vivekanand  Quiz Competition was organized by Rama Krishna Mission , here 60000 students from different schools of  Delhi and NCR took part .
Three students of AIS, Ritika Agarwal of class VIII - D, Paridhi Puri of class VII- D and Puneet of class VII- F made their mark by reaching the last round. Puneet again brought laurels by getting 3rd position in this competition.