Mandatory Public Disclousre

“Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.”

Teaching a mathematical concept in class has always been a challenging task for teachers. Modern innovative methods of teaching undoubtedly help students understand mathematical concepts in an engaging and creative way. One of the most popular games enjoyed by all - Tambola was organized for the KG students on 25th August 2021. The prime motive of the activity was to assist students learn and identify numbers quickly as well as enhance their listening skills alongside.

As the numbers were called out, the students marked them on a sheet, thus fulfilling the objective of the activity. Children enjoyed the online game thoroughly!

“ Carried with care, Quoted with pride, Dipped in love, Fly in glory, Moments of freedom in the shade of joy. Proud to be an Indian! "

The sacrifices made by our freedom fighters will never be forgotten. Now, it is our turn to reform the country. The students of KG celebrated the spirit of being Indian by participating in an online activity, ‘Bharat Ke Veer’. They dressed up as their favourite Freedom Fighter/ National Leader and spoke some lines about the leader, enacting the part with immense confidence. They supplemented their performance with creative props and famous slogans, thus, creating a patriotic ambience. All the children enjoyed the activity thoroughly, displaying a performance worth appreciating!

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!".

A national symbol is a symbol of any entity considering and manifesting itself to the world as a national community. To instil a sense of patriotism and a sense of belonging to our community, an activity based on National Symbols, ‘The Fruit Galore’ was conducted for the children of Grade I on 10th August, 2021.

The young creative minds used fruits and vegetables to present various national symbols of India like our national tree - the Banyan Tree, our national aquatic animal, Dolphin and our national bird, Peacock. The budding artists participated in this activity with great enthusiasm and showcased their innovative self through their unique presentations.

The activity also helped to enlighten the young Mauryans about the history and culture of India.

“A scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s the one who asks the right questions.”

Practical science experiments encourage students to think scientifically, giving them opportunities to make their own discoveries in the long run.

Keeping the above in mind, on 16 July 2021, an experiment 'Brewing Hot in the Sun' was conducted for the students of Grade 4. The experiment helped them learn how to design an eco-friendly solar cooker which works on the principle of reflection, concentration and absorption to convert solar energy into heat energy which is a renewable source of energy. It was an enriching learning experience for the students.

“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

Children learn better by observing, listening, exploring, experimenting and asking questions. Experiments play a crucial role in science. Exposing students to practical tasks helps to cultivate the scientific temperament and attitude in them.

Keeping the above in mind, an activity “Newton’s Disc” was conducted on 15th July 2021 for the students of Grade V. Through the activity, the students learnt that white light is composed of seven colours. A Newton’s disc is a coloured disc or wheel with segments filled with rainbow colours. When the coloured disc is rotated, all the colours blend together and appear as white light.

The activity helped to strengthen the scientific concepts and was enjoyed by all.

“Where there is love of medicine, there is love of mankind.”

God cannot be everywhere, so he sent doctors with excellence and magnanimity. On the occasion of National Doctors’ Day, our little Mauryans expressed their gratitude to all the doctors for their selfless service, dedication, and inevitable contribution to our society, especially during the current pandemic.

To salute our life saviours, a stethoscope-making activity was conducted for the students of Grade II on 14th of July 2021, wherein, the children enthusiastically made stethoscopes using ribbons and headbands. They then played the role of doctors, sanitized their hands and used their stethoscopes to examine their heartbeats. The students thoroughly enjoyed this virtual session. The activity concluded by saluting and applauding the doctors working at the forefront.

The Maurya School thanks the medical fraternity for their selfless contribution during this crucial time when the world is gripped with this pandemic.

Mango Fiesta Activity

It was a joyful morning for the little Mauryans of Grade 2 as they participated in an interesting activity ‘Mango Fiesta’. The day commenced with the facilitators sharing information about the king of fruits – Mango with the students. They were also apprised about the numerous varieties of the fruit like Alphonso - the high-priced mangoes, Hathi Jhool - the biggest mango and many more grown across the country as well as its nutrient value.

The students eagerly took part in the discussion about the various ways such as ice cream, jam, pickle, pudding, etc. in which the fruit can be consumed. The little chefs then enjoyed the kitchenette activity of making Mango Frappe and experienced the joy of relishing a chilled glass of the healthy shake on a hot summer day!

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? ~Martin Luther

The Maurya School organized a JAM activity - 'Dress, Express and Impress', wherein the students of Grade 3 dressed up as Community Helpers belonging to different professions. They enacted their roles with meaningful lines and realistic props.

The theme of the activity served as a great way to teach students about the people who live and work in their neighborhood as well as realize what an important role they play in our life. It instilled in them respect for all the professions and the need to value them better.

“To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” -Thomas Edison

The facilitators of The Maurya School conducted an online activity ‘Go Green with Recycling’ for the students of Pre-Nursery and Nursery in order to educate them about the importance of reducing waste to save our future as well as learn the art of utilizing waste material to create useful articles.

Recycling plays a vital role in protecting the environment for future generations. There are a lot of things around us that are labelled as dump. However, the irony is that most of the dump may be useful for other purposes, if recycled. The activity offered the creative minds a chance to reuse waste plastic containers, plastic bottles and paper to make beautiful pencil stands, thus, giving wings to their imagination.

The activity helped to develop a sense of responsibility in the young minds towards the conservation of our environment. The artwork displayed by them was remarkable and a treat to the eyes.

"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.". -Edward Hopper

The young Mauryans are utilising their time by engaging themselves in joyful yet fruitful activities organised by The Maurya School.

To keep them rooted to our traditional artwork, the students of Class V were introduced to Madhubani painting, a beautiful art form characterised by its eye-catching geometrical patterns, during an online activity class.

The students not only learnt the art form but also made us proud with their wonderful masterpieces.

“An artist is not a special kind of person, rather each person is a special kind of artist.”

Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions known to mankind. Clay artwork promotes creativity, self-confidence; encourages self-expression, and develops problem-solving skills.

Our young Mauryans have always shown remarkable expertise in clay moulding. During their sessions, the students of Grade 3 made beautiful cups and wall hangings with clay using the relief sculpture technique. Each artwork was a masterpiece, showcasing artistic scenery.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”-Edgar Degas

Clay is one medium that promotes creativity. Unlike painting and drawing, clay helps children understand the three-dimensional aspect of this world. Clay Modelling brings along with it fun and communication, thus, improving social skills in students.

One such clay moulding activity was conducted for the students of Grade I. Enjoying the vibrant colours and doughy texture of the modelling clay, the little hands unleashed their creativity to make beautiful items like bird house, pencil stand, fruit basket and elephant.

The artwork presented by the students was indeed a treasure to cherish!

“Laughter is the best medicine."

There seems to be no respite from the corona virus pandemic but it is important to keep happiness alive. Laughter is one thing that comes as a welcome relief in such difficult times. Your one smile can spread joy around you.

The students of Grade 1 indulged in an activity based on Happiness ‘Giggle it loud’ on 25th May 2021. Highlighting how essential it is to be happy, they were made aware of the benefits of Laughing Yoga. The students then made beautiful flashcards and wrote on it the benefits of laughter.

Acting like sunshine, the activity certainly brightened up the day!

“Creativity is making Marvellous Out of the Discarded!!!”

With the prime motive of spreading awareness about the necessity to reduce waste in order to save our environment as well as teaching students to think out of the box and create attractive and useful items from waste, an online activity ‘Recycle the Scrap’ was conducted for Grade III.

They used discarded material, easily available at home, like newspapers, old CDs, tin cans, shoe boxes, bangles, ice-cream sticks, etc. and moulded them into an amazing array of decorative and useful display items.

In addition to inspiring the students to think and work creatively, the activity also encouraged them to explore different ways to reduce and reuse waste material.

“A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail.”

Fathers are the strong pillars of a family, extending support throughout life. Our students of Grade I celebrated Father’s Day by participating enthusiastically in an innovative gift wrapping activity “Token of Love” held on 8th June 2021. Mastering the art, the students passionately wrapped beautiful gifts for their father laced with emotions and respect. The facilitators helped the students realize that it is not just the physical appearance or the presentation skills that matter, but sincere hard work enveloped with love put in our work are equally important to strengthen the bond we share with our loved ones.

The young Mauryans had a fun-filled experience supplemented with a newfound feeling of joy.

“The more we nurture nature, the better and more natural life we’ll have.”

Nature is the most beautiful and precious gift given to us by God. Nature has always been extremely generous to us. It is now our onus to take care of this priceless gift and nurture it. To instil this sense of responsibility in our students and express our honest gratitude towards nature, The Maurya School organized a virtual ‘Poster Making Competition’ on the theme ‘Nurture the Nature’ for the students of Grade III on 27th May 2021.

Showcasing wonderful creative skills, students voiced out innovative ways to restore the ecosystem through their attractive and meaningful posters. The activity thus helped the students represent their feelings effectively, guiding them to take charge of their duties.

Kitchen Chemistry

As rightly quoted by William Blake, “The true method of knowledge is experiment.” Experimenting through self-study definitely enhances the learning experience of children. Some interesting and innovative online activities have proved beneficial to boost the self-esteem in children as well as helped them discover their hidden talents and interests.

The Grade V Mauryans excitedly participated in one such activity - ‘Kitchen Chemistry’ held on 10th June 2021. The activity was used to teach them the concept of ‘Acids and Bases’ practically. The little scientists used natural indicators like turmeric, onion, beetroot and rose petals easily found in ‘mumma’s kitchen’ and carried out the experiments under the guidance of our facilitators.

They were amazed to see the yellow turmeric changing its colour to red and onion juice turning into green. The magical moments created through these simple experiments helped them understand the concepts and learn the scientific reasons behind the observations.

World of Animals

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding which originated in Japan and was quite popular in yester years, is making a comeback as an important tool for imparting creative learning and can make an impact in today’s education. This art form not only enhances skills like spatial perception, logical and sequential thinking but also makes lessons enticing, while giving students the skills they need.

On 2nd June 2021, an interesting origami activity was conducted for KG students during their online class. With the help of this fascinating art of paper folding, they created animals, butterflies etc. and pasted them on different backgrounds thereby creating a 3D effect and livening them up. It provided our little ones wonderful schematic learning through repeated actions.

The activity also helped them to strengthen their understanding of geometric concepts along with other modalities of learning like spatial visualization skills using hands-on learning. The creative minds created origami sculptures with originality, neatness and accuracy. At the end of the activity, students excitedly displayed their beautiful creations with immense pride!

"Father's love is eternal and without end."

It was a euphoric morning for our little Mauryans of Grade II as they participated with great zeal in an online activity ‘Saluting Our Real Heroes’ on Tuesday, 1st June 2021. The event took off with students passionately describing the bond they share with their fathers and why they are the superheroes in their lives. To honour the unending love and gratitude toward them, the young artists made medals using art and craft. They then proudly presented them to their superheroes, celebrating an amazing moment together to be cherished for lifetime.

Parents truly appreciated the idea which helped to strengthen the bond they share with their children and left them teary-eyed!

Salad Making

To encourage the intake of fruits and follow a balanced diet which is especially important to strengthen the immune system during this crucial time, a refreshing ‘Salad Making’ activity was conducted for our young Mauryans of KG.

The students used fresh fruits like apple, mango, banana, watermelon, grapes etc. to make a scrumptious and delectable fruit chaat. Adopting this innovative teaching method, they were educated about a variety of fruits available around us, their texture and nutrient value that enriches our diet along with the important part they play to keep us healthy. We would like to thank all the parents for supporting our little munchkins in cutting and chopping which helped in making the activity successful.

“True beauty is really about being authentic and owning your uniqueness.”

An innovative activity ‘All About Me’ was conducted for the students of Nursery on 27th May 2021. The multifold objective of this activity was to enable students introduce themselves by mentioning their name, class, school, gender, age, etc. in grammatically correct English sentences.

The tiny tots proudly adorned a crown with their picture in the centre and introduced themselves with amazing poise. The activity not only helped the students shed their hesitance and stage fear but also was a confidence booster for them.

Art connects what words cannot.

To explore the creative potential in the young minds of our children, The Maurya School organized an on-the-spot art activity for Grade I. Unfolding their imagination and exhibiting their artistic skills, the students passionately made a greeting card on the occasion of Mother’s Day. They beautifully painted the card with vibrant colours, every stroke expressing abundance love. Each card was decorated and laced with genuine emotions. The innovation displayed by them was commendable.

The fun filled activity not only witnessed an enthusiastic participation by the students but also gave them an opportunity to express their feelings towards their mother thus bringing a smile on their face!

Art helps and guides children to trust their ideas.

Art is undoubtedly a beautiful method to express feelings and emotions effectively. The Maurya School has planned an array of art classes during the summer vacation to help children relax their minds during this difficult time.

Using their unprecedented skills, the burgeoning artists of Grade 5 made creative cards on 5th May to celebrate the occasion of Mother’s Day. The artwork showcased by them under the guidance of the art facilitator was indeed praiseworthy.

Hobby Class Pre-Primary

In the current times where it is difficult to step out and experience the normal routine, counselling sessions for students act as excellent tools of interaction and productive exchange of ideas and suggestions.

The Maurya School conducted an online counselling session for the students of Pre-Primary on 3rd and 4th May 2021. The session focussed on the physical, social, emotional, sensory and cognitive development of students. The other highlights included effective methods to reduce screen time and exercises one can do to improve the eyesight.

The activity on recycling and reusing of plastic bottles kept the children engaged and helped to spread awareness about it. As stories have always been a wonderful medium to convey important messages, the two-day session concluded with an interactive story narration.

Paper Hyacinth Flower Making

It is rightly quoted by Kurt Vonnegut, “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

Art & craft is an integral part of our school’s ethos whereby teachers encourage children to put their creativity into practice, helping them boost their capacity to focus on the subject matter at hand.

Continuing the ongoing practice, an art and craft activity ‘Paper Hyacinth Flower Making’ was organized for the students of Grade III. Fostered creativity and enhanced skills helped to compile and present the wonderful work of students.

The discipline and zeal displayed by our talented Mauryans made the activity a great success, bringing together recreation, entertainment and fun.

3-D Aquarium Making

It is rightly quoted by Kurt Vonnegut, “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

Art & craft is an integral part of our school’s ethos whereby teachers encourage children to put their creativity into practice, helping them boost their capacity to focus on the subject matter at hand.

Continuing the ongoing practice, an art and craft activity ‘3-D Aquarium Making’ was organized for the students of Grades III & IV on 11th May 2021. Fostered creativity and enhanced skills helped to compile and present the wonderful work of students.

The discipline and zeal displayed by our talented Mauryans made the activity a great success, bringing together recreation, entertainment and fun.

Art and craft

Needless to say, art and craft is the best way to enhance the creative abilities of students required to generate and appreciate future learning experiences. At The Maurya School, art and craft is well-integrated into the curriculum, giving students ample opportunities to utilize their artistic skills and express their imagination freely. A 'Puppet Making Activity', based on similar lines, was conducted for the students of Grade IV on 21st May 2021, wherein they participated whole-heartedly and enthusiastically.

The students made attractive puppets, rendering each item carefully and lovingly. The activity also helped the students develop their visual-spatial and kinaesthetic intelligence. It was indeed a great learning experience and aided in keeping this ancient form of art alive!

"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity."
- Guy Fieri

Children learn best through a practical approach and love experimenting in the kitchen. On 20th May 2021, the students of Grade III donned their chef caps and exhibited their culinary skills during the 'Cooking Delight Activity'. They not only learnt easy recipes to prepare healthy dishes like rock and roll sandwich and lemonade but also learnt the art of presenting the dish in an artistic and aesthetic way. The students could hardly wait to taste their mouth-watering preparations!

“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”

With immense pleasure, we would like to share that Rhythm Yadav of Grade VG brought laurels to the school by securing the 3rd Position in the District Badminton Tournament under-11 singles category and qualifying for the semifinals.

The Maurya team wishes her for all the future endeavours!

BACKWARD COUNTING

Learning mathematics can be magical and effective if taught through fun activities. The little Mauryans of KG performed one such interesting activity ‘Count Back to Launch the Rocket’ on 29th April 2021 during an online session.

In addition to forward counting, it is equally important to teach children backward counting as well as the relation between the size and value of numbers. Hence, the main objective of this activity was to make them understand reverse counting, enabling them to count backward starting from any number within 10.

Under the guidance of our facilitators, the students made a beautiful papercraft rocket portraying their creative skills. They then inserted a strip with numbers written on it. Holding the rocket in their hands, they pulled the strip accompanied by the countdown and launched the rocket. The students truly enjoyed the fun-filled and innovative activity!

Headgear Making

In the current difficult and trying times, everybody especially the children are facing the brunt. They are not able to attend school nor play with their friends. Continuing our endeavour to keep students engaged in fruitful online activities, a 'Headgear Making' activity was conducted for the students of KG on 14th May 2021.

The activity was based on the theme - Butterfly, with the motive of familiarizing them to various colours, their identification, significance and relation in our daily lives. Making use of their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, the students created a vibrant decorative headgear.

The simple activity brought immense joy to all the students. The smiles on their faces after adorning the headgear was priceless!

Fitness Session

Fitness is one of the most important keys to a healthy body. Physical fitness is not just blending our body but also about having cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a strong immune system.

With the aim of staying fit and active during the summer vacation, a fruitful ‘Fitness Session’ was held for the students of Grade IV on 11th May 2021. The session began with warm up exercises followed by stretching and full body exercises. Each student participated enthusiastically and seemed excited to take up the challenges given by the facilitator. The session concluded with some yoga asanas and meditation.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day 2021

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the students of Grade VII used art as a medium to express their love and respect for their mothers. Each student participated enthusiastically in the activity wherein they drew a sketch of their mother.

The activity not only tapped the creative potential of the students, but also helped them express their feelings without the usage of words. The love and respect that they have for their mothers was evident throughout the activity, the outcome of which was seen in the form of a beautiful piece of art by each student.

Finger Painting Bouquet

“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.”

It is well said that every child is an artist. Children are naturally creative and it is our responsibility to give them the right platform, guidance, freedom and space to let their creativity blossom to the fullest. Art and craft activities are one of the best tools to develop the fine motor skills of students.

The Maurya School conducted one such virtual session for the little Mauryans of Pre-Nursery and Nursery on 7th May 2021. The students passionately participated in it and made a colourful ‘Finger Painting Bouquet ’ on the occasion of Mother's Day. The vibrant flowers helped the students express a range of emotions, making their mothers feel special.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Dancing is a holistic exercise that takes care of our body and mind. The Maurya School conducted an online dance class on 6th May 2021 for Grade I. The students participated enthusiastically and tapped their feet to the song “Can’t stop the feeling”, enjoying their summer break. They learnt the art of expressing an idea or emotion in a rhythmic way through dance, taking delight in the movement itself.
At the end of the session, the young Mauryans experienced a newfound feeling of joy derived from dancing.

music session

Music is the fabric of our society and a language in itself. Music can shape abilities and character of students, greatly contributing to children’s intellectual and emotional development.

To relax the mind and relieve the tension due to the ongoing pandemic crisis as well as help them spend their summer vacation productively, music classes have been scheduled for the students of Grade 8.

Under the guidance of music session, the young minds have embarked on a musical journey commencing with the basics like scale with its family chords, rhythm, etc. As they advance, our promising musicians will not only acquire the knowledge and skill of adding beats to music but also create their own music piece! 

Table Tennis League Tournament 2019

Our students participated in the Masters Table Tennis League Tournament 2019 held on 29th December 2019 at The Maurya Girls School, Sector 41, Gurugram and brought plaudits to our school. Around 15 schools participated in this tournament and our talented students presented a wonderful performance. Avishi Manglik (V E) secured the 2nd Position, whereas, Rashi Garg (VI F) and Lavanya Pathania (VI G) secured the 3rd Position.
Kudos to our young table tennis champions!

Mount Olympus School Sports League

In Archery, Kanishka Yadav (VII B) bagged the Gold Medal; Bhavya Rana (VII A) and Bhoomi Garg (VII A) won the Silver Medal whereas, Josh (IV D), Mahi (VII C), Garima (VIII A) bagged the Bronze Medal.

The U-15 boys football team including Naman (VI B), Hardik Yadav (VI E), Jyotirmay (VII C), Vansh (VII D), B T Sri. Charan (VII D), Jahnav (VII D), Amit Yadav (VIII A), Naman Aswal (VIII B) and Swetab (VIII D) proud laurels to the school by securing the 3rd Position.

In Gymnastics, the team including Sabhya Khanna (III B), Vikesh Khatri (III B), Vaibhav (III H), Nimish Kaul (IV C) and Karan Raghav (IV F) made the school proud by securing the 3rd Position. In addition, Karan Raghav also bagged the individual 2nd Position.

Hula Hoop Race Activity (Class II)

A Hula Hoop Race was organised for the students of Class II on 2nd March 2020. The children were divided into several groups according to their sections. It was fun to watch them step into the Hula Hoop and race down the track with their arms stretched to the sides. Adding to the challenge, the students had to also balance a bean bag on their head. The students showed a wonderful sportsmanship and it was indeed a great experience for them!

Ad-Mad Show Activity (Class II)

An interesting ‘Ad-Mad Show’ activity was organized for the students of Grade II on 24th February 2020. The students were divided into groups and were asked to present an advertisement on a given topic. The excitement level of the children reached sky high while preparing for the activity. Each group presented their ad with gusto. The live performance had an excellent amalgamation of humour along with commercial and social messages. It was indeed a delight to watch their exhilarating performance!

Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we've touched.

Handprint crafts are an excellent way to enhance the creative skills of students and hand impressions are a wonderful way to preserve precious memories of your little ones. They also make great keepsakes and grandparent gifts.

Giving an unforgettable start to the new session, a fun-filled activity was conducted on 9th April 2021 during the online class for our tiny tots of Nursery wherein they enjoyed printing colourful impressions of their hands on paper. It was a visual treat to watch the pride and happiness beaming on their faces!

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

- Henri Nouwen

Moulding clay to make innovative creative objects is one of the favourite activities of the little ones. To chisel the artistic skills of our students, an interesting activity was organized for the little Mauryans of KG on 5th May 2021 during their virtual clay class.

Apart from helping the young minds to boost their imagination and promote self-expression, such activities are also beneficial for the development of skills like - sensory, motor and problem solving.

They learnt to make a dog using clay and truly enjoyed the class.