Navrachana School Sama celebrated yet another Valedictory Function on 20th April'19.

Mr. N. Raghuraman - journalist, author, and a motivational speaker and an alumni from IIT Mumbai graced the occasion as the Chief guest.

The Navrachana fraternity bid adieu to its outgoing batch of Std 12 students. 201 students passed out this year.

Chairperson Ms. Tejal Amin wished the students in the solemn Tilak Ceremony.

Our Principal Ms. Suprabha Menon in her address to the students blessed and motivated them to continue fostering the spirit of excellence.

Navrachana Sama brushed shoulders with young Innovators and Makers of the city by participating in the MakerFest 2019 on the 2nd and 3rd of March. School displayed its innovative project of Educational Boardgames and received huge applause and response for the same. There was not a moment when the stall was sans visitors, it was heavily surrounded by curious visitors all the time. Much interest was displayed by the erudite community and entrepreneurs in the project with the advice to take it forward.

On a lighter note, there were many requests put forth to the teachers to buy the games from the stall, though the stall was only a display stall.

A field trip to Big Bazaar was organized for the students of Grade 2 on Friday, 22nd February 2019 to reinforce the concept of money beyond classrooms. It taught them to purchase things within a designated budget.

This was a great real life experience for them to select, estimate and buy their essentials independently.

The Inter House Mathemania quiz for classes 4,5, 6 was conducted on 14.02.19 in the Junior Auditorium. Each house team comprised of 4 students. The Quiz was based on logical and analytical reasoning, calculation , time bound questions based on patterns n rapid fire .

It was an enriching experience for the teachers and the students.

Results of Mathmania quiz:

1st Topaz
Dhruv Agrawal 4 B
Mainak Bar 5 B
Nilabh Kodithottahil 6 E
Shreyans Bohora 6 E

2nd Sapphire
Atharva Khandelwal 4 C
Jaladhi Shah 5 B
Arshad Patel 6 F
Het Patel 6 F

3rd Emerald
Darsh Rajput 4 B
Yushika Gupta 5A
Dhyan Patel 6 F
Shubh Chowrasia 6 E

4th Ruby
Rishabh Choudhary 4 D
Aditya Bhattacharya 5 F
Nilanjan Samanta 6 E
Nischay Pandey 6 F

Commemorating the Founder's day in the sweet memory of our Revered Founder, Smt. Savita Ben Amin, Navrachana School, Sama presented the Annual Concert of the Junior Section on the 7th February, 2019.

1140 students kept the audience enthralled through a melodious Choir, a powerpacked School News-Report and a musical extravaganza - 'Curious and Curioser'.

Smt. Shalini Agarwal, IAS, Collector and District Magistrate, Vadodara, graced the function as the Chief Guest and spoke eloquently on the relevant topics of importance of education, parenting tips and education of the girlchild.

Adapted from Louis Carrol's novel, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', the concert showcased the oratory skills, theatrical prowess, foottapping music enthralling dances put up by the students of Classes 1 to 6.

The USP of Navrachana Concerts is that it is completely an in-house production, the various elements of which include the Script, Screenplay, Music and Special Effects, Cyclorama and IT input, Choreography, Costumes, Props and Stagecraft!


This learning activity was designed to make a difference in students’ confidence and enjoyment of math, and help them to retain the skills and use them in their lives.

To get students thinking, they were shown short videos followed by discussions on how a product is made.

Students worked in groups and designed NET of different solids with proper dimensions and created the solids out of them.

They, then transformed the solids so obtained into Products of their choice and Designed Unique Labels and QR Codes for their products and exhibited their creativity in Branding their products to make it more appealing .

Finally, they did the Marketing of their product in the form of Advertisement....

The students , being the innovators and constructors of their own learning , enjoyed doing every bit of it.

After their presentation, winners were declared sectionwise in categories of Best product design, Best QR Code and Best Marketing.

Finally, students did the Self assessment of the objectives and outcomes as the success of the project is reflected by feedback and assessment.

Such activities help in developing knowledge, insights, problem solving skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, and passion for learning among the students.

Glimpses of std VIII IDP from planning to execution:

This year, with the help of class XB children I, Ms. Kamna Gupta have shot a movie on their Hindi text book's lesson 'Harihar Kaka'. This is a part of their subject enrichment activity and hence graded.

I am very grateful to our principal Ms. Suprabha Menon ma'am for her timely help & support throughout, Mr. Biju Kurien for providing conveyance for the venue, Mr. Ashish Patel for providing his beautiful house for shooting the movie & Mr. Dhananjay (Husband of Shalini ma'am), a professional photographer who readily agreed to shoot our movie.

This movie will be soon uploaded on CBSE site & also Navrachana video page for viewing and giving your feedback.

I am also thankful to class X B students who took great interest & worked with discpline and honesty.

Navrachana School, Sama, conducted an innovative Science Inter House Competition, Einstein @ Work, The selected students were judged on their knowledge of Scientific Concepts, Application and Presentation skills.

Students prepared and took part in the competition with great interest and enthusiasm. The judges, Ms. Anagha Koteshwar and Ms. Ushashree praised the students’ scientific awareness and clarity of concepts.

Final results of IHC Einstein @Work are as follows:

1. Scientific Model Making-
1st - Ruby House
Participants :
Vyomi Choudhary,
Nirvan Amin,
Raahi Patel

2nd - Sapphire House
Nirmay Mehta,
Hitansh Graak,
Pranika Singh

3rd-Emerald House
Parin Shah,
Tanishq Parmar,
Sanjit Singh Kalotiya

4th - Topaz House
Aanya Goyal,
Nikhil Lemos,
Prem Barot

2. Experiments...on the spot
1st - Ruby House
Shaina Dingankar,
Chitrath Buch,
Nilanjan Samanta

2nd - Emerald House
Krisha Shah,
Naval Shah,
Ananya Shrivastava

3rd- Sapphire House
Vrushti Shah,
Aarish Das,
Tashvi Shah

4th - Topaz House
Krish Patel,
Alaina Susan Eby,
Shreyans Bohora

Final Position-
Ruby House- First
Sapphire House-Second
Emerald House -Third
Topaz House - Fourth

Professional Development and Peer Engagement is very important to stay relevant in the industry. To further this cause, Navrachana School Sama enabled Vice Principal Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal and Secondary Section Coordinator, Ms Anagha Koteshwar to attend the 4th Regional Conference of CBSE Schools of Ajmer Region organized by Indore Sahodaya Schools Complex.

The theme of the conference was 'Future of Education and Education for Future'. Eminent Speakers like CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi, Former UGC Chairman Proffessor Ved Prakash, Professor Neharika Vora from IIM Ahmedabad, Dr. Shishir Palaspure, renowned Columnist Mr. N Raguraman of the Dainik Bhaskar fame among many others. The speakers gave insight into the future of education , the nuances thereof and the way forward.

The Principal , Mrs Suprabha Menon, along with 12 teachers attended the CBSE training program on board Examination and Evaluation System on 17 January 2019. The programme was conducted by RO AJMER Sanjiv Das and his team. They Participants were briefed about the changes in the evaluation system of 2019. Roles and responsibilities of CNS, HE, AHE, AHE - C and evaluators were discussed in details. Procedures of conducting the AISSCE Examination the role of the city coordinator and the responsiblity of the school conducting the board exam were briefed. Post lunch mock evaluation of subject papers of various subjects and discussion of variants were discussed to reach a consensus and ensure objectivity in evaluation.

Navrachana School, Sama and Navprerna proudly participated in the much awaited 8th Edition of Vadodara Marathon with full enthusiasm and zeal! Navrachana ran for the cause of Organ Donation and students and faculty members wholeheartedly supported the cause. Navrachana Sama Rock Band totally kept the participants entertained along the route, dancing to their patriotic tunes.

Navrachana Ex Students Association's Annual Meet at Navrachana Sama..

Such a joy to meet up with alumni - from the oldest to the youngest, to catch up on their journeys and celebrate their achievements and families!

I am so happy that Navrachnites are coming back to school to meet up with their teachers, renew their memories but also to bond with their classmates, make new friends and explore possibilities of mutual benefit!!

Kudos to Mayur P Thakkar and the Ex Comm, Bijoya Baksi Madam, Suprabha Madam, teachers for planning a thoroughly enjoyable evening of fun music comedy great food and above all super company!

Alok Desai Khushboo Pachchigar Hathi Chinar Chandresh Asher Ashita Limaye Bijoya Baksi Suprabha Menon Kashmira Jaiswal Raksha Anil Sisodia

Navrachana School, Sama celebrated it's Annual Sports Day on 28th December with pomp and fervour.

The fantastic turnout of parents was the perfect boost for the students on the occasion.

Mr Chandresh Asher , former Sports Captain and football coach, was the Chief Guest.

The program began on a high note with the rendition of the song. ' Gunje Jahan sara' presented by the school music band.

On this action packed day marked by competitive sportsmanship, the children of grades 1 to 3 dazzled the audience with their drill display, combining yoga, kinesthetics and coordination.

The highlight of this year's Annual Sports Day was the perfectly synchronised drill by Navprerna students who also participated in the races making their mark as athletes to watch out for.

The day was filled with exciting victories and near misses for all the houses.

' Fire on the Mountain' - an event organised for the parents saw an enthusiastic participation.

Last but not the least were the NEXSA members. All were awestruck to see the ebullient NEXSA participants.

They lived upto their credo ' once a Navrachanite, always a Navrachanite '

Continuing steadily with the trend of professional development of faculty at Navrachana School, Sama, Vice Principal, Ms Kashmira Jaiswal and Ms Sonal Sharma attended a workshop on Gender Sensitivity under the CBSE Capacity Building Program at Vision International School of Excellence in Ankleshwar. Ms Preeta Pillai Principal Podar World School, Vadodara and Mr Kush Kulshrestha, Director Shri Krishna Educate, Surat were the facilitators of the workshop.

The session focused on gender sensitive parameters which should be followed to promote gender sensitivity in classroom transaction and extra - curricular activities. The day long workshop stressed upon the specific standards that a school and a teacher should conform to in order build and support an environment, system and processes that are sensitive towards the requirements of students of both the genders.

Navrachana School, Sama celebrates its Annual Sports Meet 2018-19.

On day 1 today, students participated in the track and field events. The day commenced with a melodious welcome song rendered by the school choir.

This was entailed by the lighting of the torch.

Students entered into the spirit of occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the Sports Captain. Thereafter, Principal Ms. Suprabha Menon declared the Sports Meet open.

As the budding athletes of NSS ran for the finishing line, the sports ground reverberated with enthusiastic cheers from the students.

Today the atmosphere of the school took a sporting festive look.

Students of grades 4 to 12 competed in the events including sprints, relays and long jump.

Funtime with a Staff Obstacle Race added to the enjoyment.

Overall volleyball and tennis championship trophies went to Ruby house while Emerald bagged cricket championship trophy. Chess championship trophy was captured by Topaz.

At the end of the day1 , scoreboard showed Topaz at 1st position with 198 points, followed by Ruby, Emerald and sapphire tying at 180 points.

An energizing , cheering and encouraging display set the tone for the entire day 1 events which ended at 12:30 PM today.

On the 19th of December, as a part of Ramanujan week, a Mathematics Quiz was organized for students of class 4. Students loved all the rounds and cheered for each other. They learnt how to work in a team, how to maintain speed in calculations without losing accuracy.

Glimpses of Ted Ed Student Talks, hosted by Navrachana Sama, on 19th December, 2018!

12 Ted Ed Speakers rendered talks on various ideas and innovations close to their hearts! They received thunderous applause by students and educators of visiting schools.

The Speakers who stole the audiences' hearts:
Jubel Kurian
Stuti Shah
Tashvi Shah
Parth Shah
Lisa Keshariya
Varun Matlani
Isha Tewari
Vandita Rawat
Sakshi Bachav
Vedansh Mishra
Aryan Desai
Pratyush Chakraborty

Ted Speakers and Force 10 - Student Coordinators celebrating after a successful event!

Ms. Sapna Iyer and Ms. Kanisha Shah attended a workshop on 'Effective techniques of teaching mathematics' conducted by Oxford University Press, India on 14th Dec 2018. The Resource person, Ms. Ashalata Badami is an author and expert in the field of elementary Math education. The workshop aimed at training teachers in facilitating the development of concepts and problem solving skills in the students along with logical and lateral thinking. It was a stimulating and interesting workshop.

A group of 15 enthusiastic students of Navrachana had participated in an International Choir festival organised by Interkulter "On Stage" in Prague, Chez Republic.

On their return, two of them shared their wonderful experiences in the morning Assembly. They shared the the different activities which they presented at the festival.

This international platform of learning has greatly expanded their horizons. It was indeed a memorable trip which they will cherish all their life.

Sakshi Kothari from Std 7 and Vandita Rawat Std 10 have qualified for EXTRAMARKS QUIZ to be held in Ahmedabad on the 8th of December.

They are a part of top 28 students from across Gujarat.

Previously they had appeared for 2 preliminary round and have finally qualified for the grand finale.

They were felicitated with a chocolate bouquet in the morning assembly by the Extra Marks organising team.

The highlight of the assembly was, a film shot cheering the 2 participants and wishing them luck for the forthcoming event.

The New India Assurance Company Limited organised an Essay Competition for schools across India to celebrate Vigilance Awareness week from 29.10. 2018 to 3. 11.2018.

The topic for the Essay was Eradicate Corruption: Build a New India.

Divya Patel of std 11 secured the first position.

Harsh Marfatia of std 11 secured Second Position.

Akash Pathak of std 11 bagged the third position in this competition.

The Ab Initio Programme by 'All For Kids', 4th and 5th grade group, was held on 24th Nov 2018.

There were individual presentations, as well as group presentations. This show was organized for parents and grandparents, and it showcased the various skills gained by the members, including Communication Skills, Confidence, Expression, Voice Modulation etc.

Parents had a lovely time watching their kids perform.

Mr. Manish Ahuja - I felt like I am attending stage show of Bollywood. Credit goes to you and your team.
Moushumi Dutta – Ma’am , Spellbound. Superb conceptualisation. What a stage ! Music , dance , costume , light, sound, Report reading everything was so perfect. Tremendous care had been taken in detailing. Congratulations to you children and the whole team.
Zaid Mansuri - Navrachana training is unique for teachers and students all. Congratulations for so many principal awards too , Ma’am. Always proud of you.
Congratulations ma’am. The concert was out of the world! Never seen before. Each and every moment was skilfully and thoughtfully placed and portrayed. What a connect between the two ages! Just awesome!
Pre-Primary Teachers - Congratulations on an awesome concert mam. We really enjoyed it. As Tejal mam said, the bar is going higher every year. Beautiful acting by the whole cast of the play.. And superb costumes, decorations and the dialogues. Awesome what a beautiful evening...concert .short, crisp clear and designed gracefully
Dr. Ajwani - Under your able leadership , taking care of the minutest details , the credit goes to you and the whole team of Navrachana. Mrs Suprabha Ma’am , Mrs Kashmira M’am , Mrs Kiran Tiwari Ma’am , Mrs. Madhumeeta Ma’am , Mrs Anjana M’am , Everyone was seen, taking untiring efforts to make this event a great success. And of course the talented team of students who performed to the T.
Ms. Sonali Desai - This concert was something different... it was magic ! The whole concept and the execution was perfect to the T. The dances , the chemotherapy was simple superb , use of props , expressions of the dancers , the stage designs everything was just tooooo good . Congratulations Ma’am. Today what was presented was magical , best to date !
Dr. Pradhan - Excellent conceptualization, actualization and execution. We all were spellbound!!! Heartiest Congratulations to the whole team of dedicated teachers, students and Management!!! Ma'am every time there is a new benchmark. So what's next.
Mr. Vivek Agarwal - It felt like a Broadway Musical coupled with a Bollywood styled Play both with a magnificent Navrachana touch. Kudos to the entire team.
Was an outstanding performance. Congratulations to all who had contributed and participated. Would like to have a VCD of the same as a memory. How can we get one?
Yes very is well made combination with message. Great effort by all and a fabulous outcome. Very inspiring, felt very happy and proud as a parent. Yes me too wish to have a VCD of the full program as a souvenir. Congrats and hearty wishes to all.
A very big congratulation to all for ur gr8 efforts. Each and every participant did outstanding. Whole program was excellent, very well organised and heart touching too🎉🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻again congrats to all participants and teachers for ur hard work. Best wishes always.
The entire program was out-of-world experience. Very well conceptualised, choreographed, enacted and executed etc. It is really unbelievable that all of it has been done in-house. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻.
Wonderful evening by our children and very touching enactment of such a relevant theme in today’s world. That’s why Navrachana School stands above others. Our congratulations to all.
We are indeed very very blessed n each one of us has to keep this tremendous art creativity n passion alive What effort n sleepless nights go into creative work is unquestioned !!! Gita Kamna Kashmira Deepak Anjana n the entire Music team Tushar are the Schools pillars n each n every teacher our asset 👏👏👏👏May God keep our beautiful School our teachers n students safe from the evil eye n buri nazar😜😜😜 It was very much like our once in a lifetime epic production Lion King Karna Gatha will leave an indelible mark in the annals of Navrachana s history I am soooooo proud of my wonderful team 👌👌👌👌God bless you all Gita Kamna Deepak Lekha n Bidisha Anjana Shukti Gaurav n the Two Tushars created magic Big hug to each one of u !!! I am as pleased as a contented Puss who just lapped up a bowl of milk.
Ms. Juin Dutta - It was just mind blowing yesterday. The stage, the lights, the narration, the acting choreography...everything was extremely well coordinated and full of aesthetics. And the concept! The overwhelming part was the participation of Navprerna kids. Thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Navrachana does it yet again! Another colour added to the canvas of creativity as Navrachana School Sama held it's Annual Function. Ms. Jagruti Pandya, chairperson of Gujarat state commission for protection of Child Rights presided over the function as the chief guest.

The theme was as grandiose as the ideas that put it together. KARNA GATHA, adapted from Rashtrakavi Dinkar's Rashmirathi took everyone back to the era of the Epic, when Aryavarta was the land of valour.

The efforts put in by the teachers and students alike- ranging from the inception, the nascent stages to the magnum opus that it turned out to be, left the audience spellbound.

Be it The creative School report or the euphonious orchestra, the impeccable portrayal of the characters or the graceful dances put up, it was all as smooth as a dream; We could not have paid a higher tribute to Kavi Dinkar.

Navrachana, always known for giving opportunity to whoever wishes to grab it, has spun gold yet again.

Concert 2018, will be etched in the memories for years to come.

The A to Z of life. Navrachana believes in Value Education. A morning Assembly activity by class 4 A on 26th September '18, displayed, how to inculcate the values of life through a very enthusiastic, meaningful & melodious song of alphabets.

It was a rather endearing activity.

Sharing is an important aspect of teaching learning process. Our teachers Ms Shilpy Ahuja and Ms Sapna Iyer conducted a sharing session on Hands-on activities with the Maths and Science teachers teaching std I to X .They demonstrated the various hands-on activities and tools which could be deployed in a classroom for concept building and better understanding. The session was kept active and engaged through a series of hand-on activities and talks which included out-of-the-box discussions and the importance of story- telling .

Navratri- the festival of Dance and revelry. Navrachana School Sama, decided to ring in the festive season of Garba with 'Navratri Sunehri' on Oct 6th on Jyoti ground. This was an event organised by Navrachana Ex Students Association in line up with the Parents Teachers Association. It was an all Glam and Glitter affair but ofcourse completely seeped in Devotion.

The response to the Garba was indeed overwhelming as people came in multitude to groove to the most popular Garba tunes.

The Artists, were none other than the renowned singers Sachin Limaye and Ashita Limaye, also our student Kavya Limaye and our student Mir Desai.

They kept the dancers on their feet every minute but sans fatigue. What is tiredness when there is such a food spread to gorge on!! Yes, the programme was complete with food stalls tantalising the taste buds of the dance enthusiasts.

It was 'Prizes Galore' with prizes in the following categories: 3-6 years , 7-14 years , 15-19 years, 20 years and above. Also there was a Bumper Prize for the Best Performer of the evening and The coveted Group Prize.

Enjoyment walked hand in hand with devotion on the Evening of Oct 6th and left behind a highly contended group .. Navrachana sure does it all in style.

Navrachana School Sama had the golden opportunity to host a talk given by the budding author Mr. Khayal Patel, author of the bestseller, Tarikshir, on the 5th of October, 2018. The dynamic author in his interactive session with the students of the Creative Writing Club, shared how he pursued his passion of writing, the challenges he faced, and the roadmap to become a published author.

It was an inspiring session indeed, for the wannabe authors and Mr. Khayal Patel was more than happy to help with his experiential learning!

Navrachana Sama had the privilege of hosting Dr. Harish Shetty , renowned Mental Health Specialist from Mumbai and Ms. Gauri Samir Raut for a series of talks and workshops for the Educator Community of the city and the Parent Community of the school on 22 September, 2018.

A brief about the sessions:

Educators Workshop: Mental Health Soldiers

Dr. Harish Shetty, social psychiatrist shared how the teachers, psychologist , Counselor and Educators can be mental health soldiers for our students. Awareness was also built on signs and symptoms of suicide and how to screen it and help students. He also shared wonderful techniques and strategies which educators can implement whild managing kids academics and their mental health well-being.

Parenting session: Parenting is Hot, Let us make it Kool

Dr. Shetty shared with parents about the latest and common problems which children faces in todays time.

Many parenting styles where also shared by which parents can communicate with their child effectively. He also sensitized parents about the importance of home environment in any child’s life.

The annual garba event at Navrachana School Sama. With the melodious and magical music of Sachin Limaye, Ashita Limaye and singing sensation Kavya Limaye of Voice Kids fame. What a wonderful evening.

Our School Director,Ms Bijoya Baksi, Dr.Deepak Mahakul , Mr Tushar Upadhyay and two class X students Chaitanya Prasheel and Prakhar Gurunani, attended the 58th Foundation Day celebrations organized at the NCERT Campus on 1st September. We were given a stall to showcase the presentations that won Dr.Deepak Mahakul and Mr Tushar Upadhyay, the NCERT Award. Our students Chaitanya Prasheel and Prakhar Gurunani(both class 10) impressed the dignitaries with their presentation skills. The smart hand glove project presentation created waves at the NCERT campus also. The Chief Guest was Smt. Rina Ray. IAS. Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD so impressed by the students and the project, that she has asked the names of these boys to be forwarded to her for further interaction.

Great going! Keep it up!!

What a wonderful Teacher's Day Celebration done by student Council of Navrachana School Sama,Vadodara.Feeling so proud to be a part of this institution.The cultural show was extremely proffesional in all senses .The games ,Magic show,Dance, drama,Rock band ,humorous parody ,emotional speeches by students ,the PPT presentations,cyclodrama in each and every programme, the food.we laughed ,we cried ,we enjoyed ,we felt proud for our colleagues for their achievements.

What a day of fun frolic and remembrance. Navrachana sure does it all in style! So how can the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan not get its due!! September 5th saw the teaching fraternity of Navrachana Sama getting a very pleasant surprise.

The theme being a Retro, made us walk down memory lane. The retro theme from the last century - Retro '99T, had the teachers grinning from ear to err as they got lost in the' 'sada bahaar' nagme.

From the creative games to the wonderful dances, the students had put in every ounce of their efforts into bringing a smile on the faces of their beloved teachers.

The Teachers dance added to the joy as the students saw their dear teachers shaking a leg to some popular numbers. The cake that's part of the celebration, was the sweetest of all, as it was a reflection of the painstaking efforts of our dear students. A day truly well spent...

Student Enrichment Programs - Global Teacher Program

Ms. Julia Perlowski is a U.S. Urban School educator, teaching English and Theatre teacher at Revere Public Schools in Massachusetts. She has also been an ambassador and Master Teacher for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC since 2009. She has worked extensively in Sweden, Poland, England, St. Lucia and Pakistan.

In 2009, Julia won the Teaching Excellence Award from the U.S. State Dept which brought her to the Navrachana School. It was then that she met Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal with whom she has formed a lifetime connection, and this is the second time she visits the school and shares her expertise with students and teachers.

In addition to her English and Shakespeare work, Julia is an excellent Improvisation facilitator training young people in schools to form their own troupes. Here are some glimpses of her workshop with students and session with teachers.

Ms. SAIRA MENON, Ms. SHRIMOYEE BHAUMIC and Ms. KIRAN TIWARI attended a workshop for Developing Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing Skills in Literature and Poetry at Ahmedabad Management Association Ahmedabad., on 18th August, 2018.

The resource person, Ms. Ranjini Krishna swamy, began by dividing the participants in 5 groups named after famous English poets. The LSRW skills were touched upon by showing different and interesting ways of teaching them.

One of the most interesting parts of the workshop was when the participants were not only taken through the different forms of poetry, but were also asked to write poems of their own.

Overall it was an enriching experience.

The Inter House Patriotic Vocal and Orchestra competition (Upper Primary) was held on 10th Aug'18.

The theme was "Tribute to Mr. Salil Chodhury" a great music director.

The 4 houses put the beautiful melodious songs with full vigour and enthusiasm.

The following songs were sung.

तू ज़िंदा है तू ज़िन्दगी की - Topaz 1st Prize
पुराने दिन पुराने पल - Sapphire 2nd prize.
चलो भोर के राही - Emerald 3rd Prize
वो दिन है कितना दूर - Ruby 4th position.

The competition was judged by Ms. Juin Dutta well known social worker of the city, Mr. Shreerang Soni - music composer and sound recordist and our very own Anjana Banerjee senior section music teacher.

The Indian Armed Forces is one of the finest in the world and their bravery has done our country proud.

We are very thankful to Flight Sqn. Ldr. Prajwalita and Sgt. Sombir for motivating and enlightening our students of Grade 3 regarding Air Force fighter planes and their uses.

Their honest patriotism and love for the country was clearly seen in their conduct and demeanour. We once again thank them for their invaluable time and support.

Navrachana School Sama has designed an extensive Educational Board Game Library, that has indigenous boardgames of all subjects like English, Hindi, Math, Science and Social Sciences.

This Library has challenging and interesting board-games and card- games that are based on scientific pedagogical tools, and conform to the curriculum of each class in the school, right from grade 1 to grade 6.

Under the guidance and mentorship of Creative Director Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal, each teacher of the junior school developed their own innovative boardgames and contributed to the joyful learning experiences of Navrachanites!

These games are either based on introduction to a concept, or formative assessment, or recapitulative in nature.

The joyful learning experiences of students speak the story of 'Gaming in Classroom" being a thorough success!

Beyond the classroom, beyond the city, Beyond even the shores of the Country lies the reach of NEXSA Connect. From the classroom to Boardrooms across the world. Not through the head but through the heart NEXSA connected the Alumni with the Alma Mater, to guide and mentor the generations to come. Through a series of talks from the illustrious Alumni who are stalwarts in their chosen fields.

A Vaccination Drive was organised on 31st July'18 for Std VII and VIII.

For Std. I to VI it will be done on 6th August 2018. The Mayor of Vadodara and the Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the drive.

Navrachana Sama launched its Ted Ed Club on Saturday the 21st July and embarked on an exciting journey of celebrating and amplifying student voices!

With 40 dynamic members, the club watched some intriguing Ted Teen Talks and went into explorations #1 to #3.

A Workshop for Std. XI & XII Commerce students was conducted on 30th July by Income Tax Officers on Taxation.

On Sunday of 29th of July 2018, 7 Students accompanied by 2 teachers Mrs Sonal Sharma & Ms Suchitra Metar of Navarachana School, Sama, visited Dr Vinod Rao (Ex-Municipal Commissioner of Vadodara) Education Secretary of State of Gujarat at his Residence. The purpose of this visit was to share the accomplishment of project entrusted to students of Navarachana School by Dr Rao (during his tenure as the Commissioner of Vadodara) to record the changes in the city of Vadodara in its journey towards becoming a “SMART CITY”, this project was titled – “THEN & NOW".

Dr Rao not only appreciated the efforts of the students but also enlightened them on few facts.

The session lasted for almost 2 hours.

He shared the challenges he faced in the process of making Vadodara a SMART CITY. Many times it would make him feel dejected and disappointed as the feats carried out by him and his team in this process, would invite criticism rather than getting recognition. But the most important fact emphasized by him was that one should never look upon a task assigned as of more or less importance, but should always try to complete it with full dedication, sincerity and hardwork. There will be many challenges in your path and at times you will not get recognition for your work, but you should do your best; most important NEVER GIVE UP and take decisions keeping the larger interest in mind.

Dr Rao also very patiently answered all the questions posed by the students. Navarachana School extends Special Thanks to Mrs Rao who played a key role in arranging this wonderful session with Dr Rao.

The Project “THEN & NOW” which received so much appreciation was the fruit of consistent efforts of Aarav Shah, Palash Shah & Heer Bhatt of Grade VIII and also Yashvi Parikh, Dhwani Shah , Hivah Patel & Vedika Patel of Grade VII

A Workshop for Teachers of Std. I to VIII was conducted by School Cinema

Navrachana School, Sama - Hindi Department celebrated Hindi Upanyas Samrat Munshi Premchand Jayanti today. In this event, a Prashn Manch was organised for class 8th on Premchand Jeevan & sahitya. Children participated with a lot of enthusiasm & zeal....they answered almost all the questions and got chocolates as their reward.

22 July 2018

Plastic 'The Problem ' an initiative by Shehzana Contractor student of Navrachana Sama. If a child can care for our ecosystem so can we. #SaveWorld #Recycle #Reuse #StopLittering #StartRecycling

20th July, a rainy day, but not just raining water , but Creativity.... The Inter House one act play competition at Navrachana Sama, was an eagerly anticipated event.

And of course no one was disappointed.

The four houses Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz had been provided some of the famous plays of Shakespeare. The time alloted was a month for practice. Very systematic practice schedules were drawn up by the Activity Incharge, Ms. Gita Pathania.

The costumes were all in house, courtesy, the Navrachana Costume department.

The enactment of the plays commenced with Sapphire putting up MACBETH, Topaz with MERCHANT OF VENICE, ROMEO AND JULIET by Ruby and last but not the least, JULIUS CAESAR by Emerald.

The competition was judged by stalwarts like Ms. Madhumeeeta Majumdar- Activity Coordinator-Jr Section, Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal - Creative Director, Ms. Sudakahina Sensharma, Head of the Department, English, Vidyani Vidyalaya and Mr. Aalok Zaveri, an ex student of Navrachana Sama.

The acting skills were highly praised by the judges with Emerald at first position, Ruby and Topaz tying for the second place and Sapphire at fourth position.

The performances were indeed a treat to the eye and a morning well spent.

A Mathematics Co-scholastic activity was conducted for the students of Upper Primary.

The students were introduced with Math buddy kits. They enjoyed doing the Tower of Brahma, Tangrams and Pattern tiles...

Wonderful creativity.

Creative Director, Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal attended the ILEP Alumni Primer Conference in Mumbai from 5th to 7th July, 2018. Hosted in the beautiful premises Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the conference was co sponsored by Dr. Padma M Sarangpani, Chairperson Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, TISS.

The conference was led by Professor Dr. Margaret Warner from Clemson University, School of Education, and Ms. Sandra Jara Castro from Mexico, Director, Prepatoria 19, University of Guadalajara, Department of Natural Sciences and Health.

The meet was attended by alumni from batch 2009 to the current batch, who made presentations under 3 conversation categories.

1 - Affirming the Impact of participation as an ILEP Fellow

2 - Emphasising the broad reaching work across educational landscapes

3. Extending a sense of collegiality among ILEP colleagues.

In his keynote address, Professor Dr. Ravi Subramanium, Director, Innovative Practises in Education at TISS, appreciated the contribution of ILEP Fellows in the field of Education.

Creative Director, Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal attended the ILEP Alumni Primer Conference in Mumbai from 5th to 7th July, 2018. Hosted in the beautiful premises Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the conference was co sponsored by Dr. Padma M Sarangpani, Chairperson Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, TISS.

The conference was led by Professor Dr. Margaret Warner from Clemson University, School of Education, and Ms. Sandra Jara Castro from Mexico, Director, Prepatoria 19, University of Guadalajara, Department of Natural Sciences and Health.

The meet was attended by alumni from batch 2009 to the current batch, who made presentations under 3 conversation categories.

1 - Affirming the Impact of participation as an ILEP Fellow

2 - Emphasising the broad reaching work across educational landscapes

3. Extending a sense of collegiality among ILEP colleagues.

In his keynote address, Professor Dr. Ravi Subramanium, Director, Innovative Practises in Education at TISS, appreciated the contribution of ILEP Fellows in the field of Education.

IHC - Street play.
Classes X to XII
The stage came alive on the 20th July, when the characters of the 4 Street plays of the 4 houses, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire & Topaz enacted their part so beautifully. The theme Education, Politics, Employment & Medical aid was given by Ms. Kamna Gupta - Creative Director, Senior Section. She guided them initially which was then taken up completely by students which included script writing and direction.

The 4 plays were judged by Ms. Aishwarya Sharma (Performing Art college, Theatre Department), Ms. Anjana Banerjee (music teacher senior section) & Mr. Alok Zaveri (ex-student Navrachana) Those who missed seeing these plays can watch it on NavrachanaYouTube page. Type Navrachana Sama.
The results:-
1st Emerald
3rd Sapphire
4th Ruby

The Gyan Sarovar Sahodaya Workshop was hosted by Navrachana School Sama on 28th July'18 for Higher Secondary teachers.

The Workshop was in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business studies and Accountancy.

Ms. Bijoya Baksi, Director NSS, addressed the august gathering and briefed them about Sahodaya group of CBSE schools.

The Gyan Sarovar Sahodaya group of schools was started in 2005 with 6 members. It was basically organised for sharing knowledge and broadening horizons for teachers. Activities are conducted for scholastic & Co-scholastic enrichment of our schools. Today it is a 97 member organisation.

Farewells are always seeped in pain. But the Navrachana Teachers TEA club ensured that Bidding Adieu is the most graceful thing to do.

19June, dawned bright and clear but not bright enough to chase away the gloom resulting from the Farewell to Smitha Dinesh Ma'am. The morning assembly showcased the warmth and affection students had for Smitha ma'am.

The TEA club, under the guidance of Ms. Bijoya Baksi, Director, NSS, organized a beautiful program that began on a musical note, with a Melodious rendition of Malayali and Marathi songs. This was followed by a sumptuous spread- server on Banana leaves.

The program took on a more nostalgic dimension with a video prepared by students and led Smitha ma'am down the memory lane. The aisles of memory allowed all present, to traverse along in the wake of ma'am's thoughts.

Madhumita ma'am, added a touch of humour by stepping into the beautiful shoes of Smitha ma'am.. Her impersonation of Smitha ma'am was done to the T.

The programme ended on another musical note, with the Higher secondary teachers joining the Music group in paying their musical tribute to Smitha ma'am. Director, Ms. Bijoya Baksi, enlightened the gathering with her words of wisdom and this was followed by Mr. Sarang Fadnis, presenting a beautiful likeness of Smitha ma'am, via a portrait. Thus, it was an afternoon that saw mixed emotions - pain coupled with joy and love coupled with tears.

Love you Smitha ma'am

There'll always be unforgettable memories behind our goodbye to our very own Higher secondary coordinator, Dr. Archana Mishra. Extremely understanding, amiable and easily approachable she completed 16yrs of her loyal service to the Navrachana institution.

An assembly was organised by the Std 12th Council on 30th June 2018 to bid her adieu and convey best wishes from the Navrachana Sama fraternity.

Her students and colleagues spoke about their experience of working with Archana maam and the bond that they share with her personifying her impeccable decision making skills, positive attitude in dealing with problems in life and her ability to make learning fun and enjoyable.

The assembly was graced by an amazing dance performance by the students of std 12 that had everyone swooning to the tune of 'Agar tum saath ho' vividly expressing our feelings for Archana mam.

The highlight of the farewell assembly was the medley prepared by the teachers of higher secondary section creatively describing her personality and attributing a song to every letter in her name. The performance strongly struck a chord with the audience and the teachers, whose eyes could be seen welling up with tears.

How lucky are we to know someone who makes saying goodbye so hard. But at the same time, being aware of her exceptional talents and higher potentiality we wish her success and happiness for all her future endeavours!

Ms. Sonal Sharma and Ms. Suchitra Metar attended a 2 days Capacity Building Program on CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT organised by CBSE Centre of Excellence, Ajmer, at Delhi Public School Rajkot on 29th and 30th June'18.
It enriched our teachers on Components of Classroom Management and Management of Interpersonal Relationship.

30th July'18.
Awareness Building Programs:-
In today’s scenario, there are certain issues which are affecting the youth & their Social, Emotional and Mental Well-being. This Capacity Building Workshop will be dealing with
“Addictive Behaviours and it’s Consequences”.
The Resource Person for this program is City’s Well-known Adolescent Expert and Psychiatrist Dr. Yogesh Patel. He has been working in the area of School Mental Health for more than three decades now.
The Workshop conducted was for Class XII students. Over the week it will be done for Classes IX to XI

































Std XI students accompanied by their teachers Ms. Shailaja Nair (Entrepreneurship) and Ms. Rajwant Grewal (Accountancy) visited Techno Electromech Pvt. Ltd.
(TEPL) owned by Ex students Tej Patel on 25th Nov.2017

















































































































































































Inter house Maths Quiz ( Classes XI-XII ) and Inter House Gift Wrapping Group Activity (Classes XI -XII)

Inter house Maths Quiz ( Classes XI-XII )
House positions .
I Topaz
II Sapphire
III Emerald
IV Ruby
Inter House Gift Wrapping Group Activity (Classes XI -XII)
House position
I Topaz
II Ruby
III Emerald
IV Sapphire


Enrichment Programme

Bidisha Rathod, our Kathak dance teacher attended a 5 days residencial Kathak workshop conducted by Pandit Rajendra Gangani famous Kathak artiste of Jaipur Gharana. Eminent experts Srimati Prerana Shrimali, Dr. Puru Dadheech, Dr.Vibha Dadheech, Tushar Shantaram Gharat (Pakhawaj Player), Vaibhav Arekar, Sri Fateh Singh Gangani (Tabla), Sri Samiullah Khan (Gayan & Sangat) shared their expertise with the participants.The theme was, choreography, Pakhawaj ang , sahitya and language of Kathak dance. The workshop consisted of a number of technical details which widened the horizon of the participants. A very enriching programme indeed.


Valedictory function 2017-18

The Class of 2018 was bid adieu in a grand but solemn Valedictory function at Navrachana Sama on Friday, 27th April 2018.
As the tradition goes the function began with the procession and customary lighting of the lamp. The most awaited moment for every student is the time when he/she is the hero of the moment with a picture on the LED screens and a picturesque description of the students' personality and achievements by the creative teachers on the mike.
Special Awards were given to 10 students.
*Pride of Navrachana : Niyor Barauh
*Best Student of the Year : Rajiv Bhardwaj
*Extra Miler: Sakahi Parmar
*Director’s Award for Leadership and Good Conduct: Rahi Dhuvad
*Surprise of the Year Award : Varija Shah
*Young Genius: Sujay Nigam
*Young Genius: Amar Mishra
*Young Genius: Sachin Agarwal
*Spirit of Social Service Award: Rhythm Rastogi
*Exceptionally Determination, Focus and Enterprise: Aayush Shah.
Our Chief Guest of the evening Shri Sharad Sagar, CEO of Dexterity Global, in his address he said that the freedom that they looking forward to in their college life will come with a lot of responsibility. What they do with this freedom is what actually matters. He urged the students to understand the value of making correct decisions at the right time.
A beautiful dance performance by our girls and the mellifluous rendition of shlokas by our choir group were successful in tugging at the heartstrings of the children and parents for whom this was the last formal event that they were attending.
The highlight of the function was a solo performance by our Activity Coordinator Ms. Gita Pathania who sang ‘We did it their way’ a song humorously hinting at the vagaries of the existing Education System.
Later each student was blessed with a tilak on the forehead, handed over the memento (Year Book) and the light by our Chairperson Mrs. Tejal Amin, Director Mrs. Bijoya Baksi, Acting Principal Mrs. Smitha Dinesh, Trustee Mr. Pradeep Sinha and PTA President Mrs. Sonali Desai . The program ended with a prayer by the students led by Section Incharge Dr. Archana Mishra.
The program was followed by dinner during which students, parents and teachers and expressed mutual gratitude and regard.
The Valedictory function was a complete amalgamation of emotion, solemnity and grandeur all packaged into one, a labour of love totally



Navrachana students attending the Astronaut Training Experience at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 30th April'18 along with their teachers Suprabha Menon and Rashmi Mishra


Session with Aparajitha

It was indeed a pleasure to have with us, Our ex-student Aparajitha Venkat batch 2015-16, on the 21st April'18 morning. Aparajitha has opted for a triple major ( Psychology, English, Performing Arts) at Christ University, Bangalore. She was a student par excellence while at Navrachana who had Mastered the art of striking a ballance between academics and her hearts' desire which is Bharatanatyam.
Aparajitha conducted a session on the advantages of a integrated Under Graduate Course with a triple major. The students who attended the session were from std. VIII to XII. They are Students with a keen interest in the Performing Arts. The interactive session gave the students a insight into the pursuit of ones passion while progressing in the choice of a course. The experience will most certainly help the students to makes choices that are closer to the heart and will eventually make a difference.
Aparajitha is filled with gratitude and owes her stellar performance toNavrachana.
We are extremely proud of our students who have excelled in their chose paths and wish Aparajitha all the very best in her future endeavours.


Class VI started the new academic session

Students of class VI started the new academic session by performing an activity to learn the concept of nutrition through hands on activity.

Students observed the germination of different seeds over a period of time.
They also made healthy salads out of these sprouts.This activity helped them to understand the importance of protein in daily diet.


Taking a stroll in Nature's house

On 24th March 2018 we, the students of class XII B and XII E visited the Serenity library and Botanical Garden near Koteshwar village, Ahmedabad accompanied by our teachers Ms. Sudha Narayan, Ms. Anshu Shore and Ms. Sumana Chatterjee. Not quite far from Vadodara , the location makes you appreciate the marvel of nature with its enriching and intriguing collection of 900 plant species ,15 species of snakes and various other reptiles and butterfly species. It is a calm and peaceful place to spend minimal 3 hours borrowed from the routine pace of life.The guides are knowledgable and explain the intricate details of nature's creations. Not only organic plants like tomato,brinjal,lettuce and water cabbage are cultivated here, the place is also endowed with medicinal plants like "munnai" and the Malabar nut. Apart from these , plants like the mickey mouse plant, king's mantle, "datura" and fountain plant can be observed there. The "ahha moment" was to touch the famous "touch me not", its scientific name being Mimosa pudica. The butterflies smitten one as they flutter about from the host to nectar plant. Keep your eyes and ears open to observe snakes and insects under ambush. The visit concluded with a documentary on nature and day ended with reverie about the place and memoirs collected.


Adieu Stalwarts

Two stalwarts of Navrachana namely Mr Jane Varghese (Science Faculty) and Mrs.Santosh Tewari ( Kitchen Incharge) were given a tearful farewell by the students and staff of Navrachana in two separate functions.

The morning assembly became a memorable one for all present there. Varghese sir retired from after serving Navrachana for 32 years, a lifetime devoted to the noble profession of teaching. Students and teachers spoke about his expertise in Science, his commitment towards work and his loyalty towards the only institution that he served his entire career . Highly revered by students and teachers when a teacher like Varghese sir retires, an era ends. There were songs and speeches, all expressing the love and regard that Varghese sir earned for himself all these years.

Tewari ma'am rightly referred to as the 'Queen of the Navrachana Kitchen', was bid adieu in a similar manner. Members of the staff and student community were all praises swearing by the dedication and devotion that she personifies.
The highlight of the morning program was the speech by our ex student Dr. Faisal Sheikh who very skilfully summed up the feelings of love and regard in students that these two veteran teachers of Navrachana have earned over the years .
The afternoon session was replete with recalled memories that generated an emotionally charged atmosphere The long association, the bonds, the very strong loyalty reflected in the speeches and songs by the Science Department, Male staff members and the address by the Principal and Director among others.
One could feel the heaviness of hearts and the rolling down of tears on each one's cheeks even in the darkness of the Auditorium when the films made for Varghese Sir and Tewari maam wwre being shown.

Two veterans of Navrachana have taken a bow but have set a benchmark that each teacher should strive to achieve in his or her career.

We will miss you Varghese Sir and Tewari Ma'am !


Vacation Program 2018 Activity

With the academic year over, students are now relaxing and enjoying the activities of their choice. The programme began from the 16th March'18 to 24th March'18.
19 Activities have been offered to them.
Painting, Colouring with dry pastels, Painting on Canvas, Candy Craft, Calligraphy, Aero modelling, Skating, Basketball, Adventure Sports, Cricket, Athletics, Kho-kho, Football and more.
Glimpses of the activities:-


Vacation Program

Vacation Programme is an 8 days activity programme organised for students after their final assessments are over.
This year about 410 students attended the programme. 19 different activities have been planned out for them. Students are simply enjoying their chosen activity. On 22nd an outdoor trekking was organised at Isha Upavan. Glimpses of the day's camp.


Humanities went to Lothal

20 students studying History in class XII Humanities went to Lothal, an Indus Valley Civilisation site, near Khambhat to learn about the ancient town planning and craft production techniques.
They were accompanied by their History teacher Ms. Nigama Kataria.


International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day was celebrated with great fervour atNavrachana School Sama!
The day was marked by a social impact program, wherein the kitchen staff was sent off to watch the socially inspiring film 'Padman'.
The Gentlemen Teachers of the school organized a small icecream treat for the lady teachers amidst entertainment, speeches and songs.
The purple brigade then took off for a Luncheon date to celebrate womanhood.

Some snippets from the day.


Inter House Digital Art Competition

Inter house Competition on Engineering and Robotics for class IV-VI was held on 17/2/18.
Students were asked to make a working model of house hold utilities that can help their mother in day to day chores. Students came out with excellent prototypes which was truly impressive.The following were the working models made by different houses:
* Ruby made a dishwasher cum washing machine.
* Emerald made a roti maker.
* Sapphire came up with a unique idea of recycling waste by making a manure maker.
* Topaz made multi-purpose 3 in 1 kitchen apparatus. It was an energy efficient cooking range that works on sensors.
1st-Topaz emerged the winner.
3rd- Sapphire.
It is amazing to see the rise in level of innovations year after year.
These kind of Competitions will facilitate our future Innovators........
# Kudos to all the team


Inter house Competition on Engineering and Robotics

Inter house Competition on Engineering and Robotics for class IV-VI was held on 17/2/18.
Students were asked to make a working model of house hold utilities that can help their mother in day to day chores. Students came out with excellent prototypes which was truly impressive.The following were the working models made by different houses:
* Ruby made a dishwasher cum washing machine.
* Emerald made a roti maker.
* Sapphire came up with a unique idea of recycling waste by making a manure maker.
* Topaz made multi-purpose 3 in 1 kitchen apparatus. It was an energy efficient cooking range that works on sensors.
1st-Topaz emerged the winner.
3rd- Sapphire.
It is amazing to see the rise in level of innovations year after year.
These kind of Competitions will facilitate our future Innovators........
# Kudos to all the team


Exhibition by Bhasha

Students of Heritage Crafts from class 12 Humanities and their teacher Ms. Nigama Kataria visited a special exhibition hosted by Bhasha at Faculty of Finearts on 17th January 2018. They interacted with artisans from 8 states of India, learnt about their traditional handicrafts.


Lec-dem on classical music

A Lec-dem on classical music was organised on 6th Feb'18. Renowned Sarod Artist Shri Partho Sarothy and Tabla artist Shri Ashish Paul visited and interacted with students of 7 yo 9. The simplicity and humble nature was something that touched everyone.
They explained their respective instruments so beautifully, and later played different music pieces, this left the students speechless.
We thank SPICMACAY and our management to encourage and organise such programmes in our school.
Feedback of our students will in itself show the effect it had on our students.

I liked the programme very much. The way both the respected artists played the instruments was amazing. The music was very melodious. My mind was fully concentrated in the music. It was a good learning experience.
Mayank Srivastav
Navrachana School Sama. Vadodara.
It was a great experience to listen to Mr. Partho Sarathy and Mr. Ashish Paul playing Sarod and Tabla. We got to know lot of things related to Sarod. It was fun listening to different tunes and taals played. It was certainly a life time experience. We also got direct advise from the artists. Programmes of this kind are very beneficial to us and I think we should conduct this type of programme more often.
Siyona Sarkar
Navrachana School Sama. Vadodara.
It was immense pleasure listening to such legendaries. The raag played by Shri Partho Sarathy was too good. The depiction of some stories on tabla played by Shri Ashutosh Paul which I think was the best. Both of them gave us very inspiring speech. I am grateful to Spic Macay and my school to conduct such programme for us. I hope our school continues with such programmes.
Gaurisa Awasty
Navrachana School Sama. Vadodara.
The music event was a very interesting event. I enjoyed thoroughly. It was the first music show in my life. I am learning drums since last five years but got to know from the artists that it takes at least twenty years to be someone in this field and it needs lot of dedication and hard work
Taronish Adil Wodia.
Navrachana School Sama.
It was an awesome and mesmerising experience. I got lost into the depth of music when Shri Partho played Sarod and tabla by Shri Ashis Paul. I get a lot of inspiration from them and learned the language of music. The sound of train passing by played on tabla was just outstanding. I feel fortunate to witness such a programme.
Maurya Turakhiya
Navrachana School Sama


Sombre homage to our revered Savitaben

A sombre homage to our revered Savitaben. All of us went down memory lane. Each one narrating the beautiful experiences that we had with our founder.


Exhibition by Bhasha

Students of Heritage Crafts from class 12 Humanities and their teacher Ms. Nigama Kataria visited a special exhibition hosted by Bhasha at Faculty of Finearts on 17th January 2018. They interacted with artisans from 8 states of India, learnt about their traditional handicrafts.


Navrachana School Sama celebrates 69th Republic Day.

Glimpses of the function. Highlights of the day, cultural programme handled by Navprerna students. Job well done.


Spirit of Uttarayan

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back - a new life, happiness, luck, smiles, bonding, new friends." That is what the students of Std I, II & III experienced by flying kites to bring in the spirit of Uttarayan. "Katio Che, Kai - Po - Che" were the words ringing in the air and definitely not to miss til laddoos and chikkis which were shared by everyone. The senior boys helped these children to fly kites.

An awareness session was held to sensitize the students about injuries that the kite strings cause to birds and precautions to be taken while flying kites. They were also briefed to avoid flying kites specially during early morning and late evening when the birds are going to and fro to their nests.
Helpline numbers were also given to the children.
Forest Department 18002332636
Mr. Anil Gohil 9998002401
Mr. Anki Gossip 7874417402
Mr. Shiva Sihanouk 9870095976


on-line gaming stall - test your intelligence


Navrachana Food Fair

Glimpses of Navrachana Food Fair- Zaike ka Safar 6th January 2018.... an evening to indulge in the the pleasures of cross-cultural cuisines... Art... Dances. .. Music... and Games..... and connecting with colleagues ... Golden Jubilee celebrations keep rolling! ...


Swachchata Run

Navrachana Sama's 5th grader Aava Shah is gearing up for the Swachchata Run alongside her father! Great going Aavaa!! Here's to you making running a life long passion!!


Navrachana Sama Alum and MG MOTOR VM 2018

Amit Pathak, Navrachana Sama Alum and MG MOTOR VM 2018 NRI Home coming Run Brand Ambassador visit Navrachana School and inspires our young students!

Looking forward to having you with us at School Alumni Meet 5/6 Jan and at the Marathon on 7 Jan!!


Inter House Clay Modelling Competition.

Inter House Clay Modelling Competition. Classes 4, 5, 6. This took place on 22nd Dec'17. Glimpses.

The topic for them was " expressions". They came up with wonderful ideas and expressions. The winners of clay modelling competition are: 1st Anoushka Konnur- Ruby house 2nd Kavya Tejani- Emerald house 2nd Vainavi Nihalani- Sapphire house 4th Kavya Ranpura- Ruby house


Joy and happiness!!

Joy and happiness!! It was a day of carol singing, dancing, lip smacking Christmas brunch and knowing about the Christmas symbols. Carol singers from the Church were here to sing for us, one of them was our ex-student Mr. Glorius. Regal.

The primary students painted Navrachana red with music & celebrations before they bid adieu to 2017 and ring in the New Year !! Seasons Greetings to all.


Tech Conference 2017

A three day Tech Conference 2017 was organized by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development(MGIEP) at Visakhapatnam from 16th to 18th December 2017. Mr. Eby Kurien and Mr. Tushar Upadhyay attended the conference on 16th and 17th December. The conference focused on educational technology and digital pedagogies for building peaceful and sustainable societies, towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal. The conference was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Chandrababu Naidu.

Eminent speakers like Mr. Sugata Mitra, Anantha Duraiappah, Jordan Shapiro, Bhaswati Mukherjee, Paul Darvasi, Matthew Farber and many more enriched us with their experiences and knowledge in the field of technology. Surely Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality will dominate the education of the future.


Basket ball training

Navrachana School Sama had organized a Basketball Training Camp from 4th Dec to 16th Dec for boys and girls of grade 5th to 9th which is conducted by an International Basketball player, Aaron Govell.

He is a 17 year old basketball player and is passionate about the game. 28 students had enrolled for this training camp.


National Mathematics Day

National Mathematics Day was celebrated on the occasion of birthday of the great Indian mathematician S. Ramanujan

Human chain was made to represent The Hardy-Ramanujan number 1729 by students of class 10 and 11

Class 11 students played mathematical antaksari and scratched their brains in puzzle box event

Std 10 played math relay race and walked through a real mathematical Maze

Std 7, 8 and 9 had classroom activities, which included murder mystery, solving crossword and 3-D puzzles

In addition to the Math Day pictures is a very interesting activity-A Human chain was made to represent The Hardy-Ramanujan number 1729 by students of class 10 and 11

Inter House Flower Arrangement Competition

Inter House Flower Arrangement Competition was organised on 22nd Dec'17. Students came out with beautiful arrangements and ideas. Results are as :-

1st Topaz house Hiya Ray std 6 Anjali Pandey std 5

2nd Ruby house Gargi Kalia Std 6 Prutha Shah Std 5

3rd Emerald house Yushika Gupta std 6 Anoushla Bhoite Std 5

4th Ruby house Dishir Saluje Std 6 Kardam Goswami Std 5


Personal safety or safety in general, being one of the significant issues for all the students, was taken up as a part of "Swachta Swayam se Samashthi Tak" PROJECT on 5th and 6th Dec'17.

Students expressed their views on safety and shared their knowledge with the class.. They were given a worksheet on safety. They then did an activity where they wrote slogans on safety which were put up on the bulletin board.


On 6th of December 2017 students with their teacher Ms. Sumana Chatterjee visited MSU, Department of Geology

On 6th of December 2017 students of
Std 11 Geography students along with their teacher Ms. Sumana Chatterjee visited MSU, Department of Geology. The visit enriched the students with more knowledge on minerals and fossils.Two lecturers from the department -Ms Mitali Trivedi and Ms Ankita Ray took the students around the faculty explaining the geological map of Gujarat, palaeontology, minerals, corals etc. The students also understood the formation of minerals,geological structure,physical characteristic and their uses.

The specimens at the museum were fascinating - fossil of dinosaur egg, tortoise ,wood , shell of gaint snail , jaws of a horse ,huge corals etc. Students learnt to differentiate between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Overall, it was a very interesting, informative and an enriching experience for all.




Std XI students accompanied by their teachers Ms. Shailaja Nair (Entrepreneurship) and Ms. Rajwant Grewal (Accountancy) visited Techno Electromech Pvt. Ltd.(TEPL) owned by Ex students Tej Patel on 25th Nov.2017

Std XI students accompanied by their teachers Ms. Shailaja Nair (Entrepreneurship) and Ms. Rajwant Grewal (Accountancy) visited Techno Electromech Pvt. Ltd.(TEPL) owned by Ex students Tej Patel on 25th Nov.2017

A student reports :
When we the entrepreneurs stepped out of our classes today, we expected and hoped to see and learn something new and out of the box. Mr. Tej Patel made it possible in the best way he could, we not only gained unfamiliar and different knowledge but seeing what we learned in the class being applied in an industry made us relate with the process.

Techno Led is brand under Techno Electromech Pvt. Ltd.(TEPL) which deals with companies such as Panasonic, Polycab, Havells, etc. believes in price, quality, delivery and service.

Mr.Tej explained the parts and the making of the Led lights in the most innovative way, by making us imagine that we were LED lights. He informed us how the Led chip, PCB and mattress, driver, circuit and lenses are used and whether they are outsourced or made in house.

The parts made in house were seen being developed by us as we saw our ex – student in working mode answering our million questions the most patiently he could, the third generation entrepreneur went through nostalgia with his teachers by his side . The values of Navrachana could be seen reflecting as the factory is a fully socially responsible industry.

Taking back visions and motives to achieve something and knowing that one need not wait till the time he/she has finished education to achieve their dream. We absorbed and seeped in the more we could and in the end would like to thank Mr. Tej Patel for this opportunity.



Junior school celebration. #fun filled assembly. #dance and music. Fun facts, medley by subject teachers who rocked the stage and began the day with loads of happiness.



People today are talking about lack of job opportunities in India for the youth, but this is a myth because the 21st century new job prospects are completely different from the conventional careers that our children are exposed to.

This year the Career Fest is scheduled to be held on 30th & 31st October 2017.

30th October, 2017 (Monday)
Career Talks by dynamic experts of various fields to orient and guide students of Class IX to XII for global career opportunities including the latest 21st century careers that students are still not aware of. Some of these career talks will include Liberal Arts and Education, Automobile Journalism, Fashion Industry, Educational Cultural Tourism, Defense Services, Management and HR, Economics, Art Restoration, Cyber Law, Fitness, Content Writing, Public Health Administration and Knowledge Processing and Outsourcing.

31st October 2017 (Tuesday)
Talk by India's leading Defence Analyst and Youth Empowerment & Development expert Major General P. K. Saighal (retired) to address the students and their parents about India's emerging career options. General Saighal is a decorated soldier and has worked extensively in the field of Education and Disaster Management. He is a multifaceted personality who has addressed thousands of parents and students across 20 different states of India. A familiar face on national television, the General has contributed to Nation Building in a variety of ways.



Navratri Sunheri 2017

The Navratri Sunheri 2017- NEXSA, PTA and NSS Garba was an event to remember. The beautifully decorated Garba ground was very inviting and rocked every moment.

Wonderful, melodious music by our very own Ashita Limaye, Sachin Limaye and lovely Kavya was soul rendering as well as heart throbbing that had the audience wooing and dancing with full fervour and gay abandon.

Great event managed wonderfully by the entire NEXSA team the PTA Exec Committee and the eveready to go School team. Superb ideas executed brilliantly .
The happy n joyous mood n spirit set a beautiful tone....Navrachana Sama. rocks !!!!

Wonderful prizes were given away in various categories for the Best Dancer, Best costume for all age groups from tiny tots to senior citizen, Bumper prizes and prizes for Navprerna as well as group prizes were the highlight of the evening. Thank you sponcers for the wonderful gifts.

The evening began with homage to The Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi, followed by a social message by the Navrachana Swachhata Dal that was "To create a culture of cleanliness"
The Swachagraha Garba echoed the ideology to celebrate Garba in a cleaner and responsible way.


Navratri 2017

Join us for a night of fantastic music, by our very own Ashita Limaye, fellow Navrachanites, Ratri after Navratri.
Book the date: 2nd Oct'17.


Teachers Day Celebrations

A sneak peek into The Teacher's Day Celebration at Navrachana School Sama.

The day started by gathering in the Jr. Auditorium for a brain storming session....
Our Director Bijoya Baksi Ma'am initiated a discussion and debate on the New Blue Whale Game which is posing a threat to young minds.....Teachers brainstormed and gave their suggestions and solutions to combat this menace...
In this new age of technology where information is just a click away...the very role of a TEACHER is challenged....
At Navrachana we believe in trying out something new at every stage...
Being the Golden Jubilee Year was decided to initiate A Three Tier Project ...wherein students would be guided into choosing a right career from multiple options based on multiple intelligence...
After a bubling cauldron we moved to dining hall for breakfast and hurriedly boarded the bus for an extended celebration cum picnic on account of Teacher's Day...
NSS teachers were transported to Laxmi Studio on Ajwa Road..
The teachers had surprises in store for them ....right from putting teachers to task to sell their products to team games to an elaborate spread....everything was worth the time spent together...
The day ended with Best Teachers Award through voting
And cash prizes for different games....
A big thankyou to the Management and Our Light House...Baksi Maam.
Happy Teachers Day to all of you!

Geeta Chanting competition

Geeta Chanting competition was organised by Chinmaya Mission, Vadodara chapter on 31st Aug'17.
Chapter 17.
Venue :Navrachana School Sama.
94 students participated whole heartedly.


A wonderful event awaits for Navrachana alumni


Geetmala vocal music workshop

Glimpse into the short term "Geetmala vocal music workshop. 16th August '17 to 30th August' 17.
Students went through an enjoyable journey of an array of songs. Some devotional, patriotic and fun songs. The performance at the end of the 6 days workshop enthralled the parents.
Music certainly does bring joy and smiles, especially when the presenters are young talented children.


'ARTICULATE' an art workshop

Art Workshop for art teachers at Navrachana School Sama.

' ARTICULATE' an art workshop was conducted by Navrachana School Sama in collaboration with Pitambar Publications on 19.8.17
Resource persons:
Ms. Madhumita Nandi
Ms. Rupani Anand

This workshop focused on integrating art with other subjects.
Art teachers from all over Gujarat attended this workshop.


Tech Navfest prize distribution


The Tech NavFest 2017

The Tech NavFest 2017 was organised at Navrachana School Sama on 5th August 2017. A total of 18 Schools participated in this event. The Tech Wizzers of class IX under the Supervision and guidance of our director Ms Bijoya Baksi and the computer department organised a total of 5 events. A rock solid support was given by the Coordinators and the incharges to make this event a success.

These where Web page design, Certificate design, I.T Quiz, Group Discussion and PowerPoint presentation by the underprivileged children of our school. The events were well executed and managed by the Tech Wizzers. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr Ankur Jain an ex-student of our school.
The overall championship trophy was lifted by NISV.
The event was a grand success.


Model United Nations- MUNs

Everyone desires a world in peace and not in pieces and this is the reason for hosting the 'Model United Nations- MUNs.' The world needs us and we need a platform for solving the issues of the world. MUN gives exposure to the young minds for metamorphosing into Global Leaders who can become flag bearers and lead their nation.
Navrachana School Sama hosted the IHMUN- Inter House Model United Nations on 29-30 July 2017 with 120 students debating on a range of global issues.
There were three committees-
UNSC witnessed heated debates on the topic 'Maintenance of International Peace and security in the Middle East.'
ECOSOC had the agenda of 'Impact of Unilateral Sanctions with special emphasis on Iran, DPRK and Russia.'
UNHRC discussed on 'Human Rights situation in South Sudan and Eritrea.'
All these committees witnessed intense debate by the delegates of different countries. The two day debates witnessed the committees coming out with solutions to these issues.

The Secretary Genral Aayush Shah and the Director General Anirudh Parekh proudly announced the results of the NavMUN Inter House Conference 2017.

*United Nations Human Rights Council*
Co-President: Rajiv Bharadwaj
Co-President: Rhythm Rastogi
Substantive Director: Hritwik Semwal
Best Delegate: Trisha Ajwani, Belgium
High commendation: Anmol Singh, Japan

*United Nations Economic and Social Council*
Co-President: Hritvik Mohan
Co-President: Pratyush Chakraborty
Substative Director: Abhijay Kemkar
Best Delegate: Russian Federation, Khushi Gada
High Commendation: Sweden, Nisarg
Special Mention: North Korea (Abhi Nagori)
United Kingdom (Aanshi Patel)

*United Nations Security Council*
President: Deep Vakil
Vice President: Yashraj Asher
Vice President: Tanay Gandhi
Best Delegate: France, Akshay Purandare
High Commendation: Russian Federation, Samrth Kanungo
Special Mention: United Kingdom, Viraj Shah


Mission Million Trees

Navrachana School, Sama joined VMC's Mission Million Trees drive with great enthusiasm.
The students and teachers along with our Chairperson Ms. Tejal Amin received saplings from Honourable Education Minister Shri Bhupendra Sinh Chudasma during the launch of the initiative on 18th July'17.
The saplings have found their home in the NSS campus. Teachers and students have taken a vow to nurture these plants and all others that we will be planting over the next few days to make this mission successful.


Tech NavFest


Swayam se Samashthi tak

An induction programme based on the Swachchata -"Swayam se Samashthi tak" was organised in the school.
It was attended by the students of grade IV.
They were guided on the principles of 5-S and their responsibilities towards radiating cleanliness from self to the society.



It was our pleasure to have the renowned Kathak exponent Rani Khanam of Lucknow Gharana, amongst us at Navrachana School Sama on 4th July'17 for a Lec -Dem session with the students.

This was a SPIC MACAY project.

Rani Khanam showed some basic steps of Kathak very beautifully, all the hast-mudras ( hand gestures ), depiction of various emotions through the verses of a poem, explained how important is to worship the Deity before any performance.
Seeking blessings from Goddess Saraswati is very important as she is the Goddess of Music n Dance, the basic foot steps of Kathak, the importance of all the accompanying artists for a dance recital & many more nuances & expressions of Dance.
She interacted with the students, asked them questions and also answered their querries about dance.
She performed a Ganesh Vandana followed by a pure form of Kathak style & a Thumri. She Later explained & demonstrated the enchanting aspect of Kathak - " Jugalbandi " with beautiful examples. Jugalbandi is a mute dialogue without verbal conversation, good understanding n a beautiful chemistry between the Dancer & the Tabla artist.
Needless to mention it was a wonderful experience for Navrachanites & for the Performing Art Dept to witness such a Lec-Dem.
Thanks to SPIC MACAY for giving us this opportunity.


Inter-House Illustration Competition Std XI and XII


Heritage International Model United Nations

20 students from Navrachana School,Sama attended the Heritage International Model United Nations organised at Patan on 30th June and 1st July, 2017. The students were accompanied by two teachers Ms. Nigama Kataria and Ms. Esther Ravikumar.
This conference was a part of the World Heritage Volunteers Programme launched by UNESCO to increase peoples' participation in the conservation of the World Heritage sites. Our students bagged 5 out of 8 awards!
Akshay Purandare was declared the Best Delegate, Samrth Kanungo and Vandita Rawat receive High Commendation Award, Nilay Nambiar and Isha Tewari received Special Mention Award !
Kudos to students and teachers !


Swearing in ceremony - school student council. 21st June'17.

Swearing in ceremony - school student council. 21st June'17.

The Swearing in Ceremony of the whopping 55 member Student Council 2017 -18 was held on the 21st of June. It was indeed a heart rendering moment and one of great pride as the out going council handed over charge.

The oath was administered by Director NSS and Acting Principal. The ceremony came to a close with the Dean of Students leading the pledge followed by the school Song and the National Anthem.


Navrachana Sama celebrates Earth Day

Navrachana Sama celebrated Earth Day on 30th June 2017. The event started by invoking the blessings of the Almighty with a special prayer.
The ball was set rolling with a lively introduction wherein the audience was informed of the threat that looms large over our planet. Acting Principal Ms. Smitha Dinesh addressed the students and motivated them to play their part towards this presently elusive utopian world.

This was followed by an acknowledgement to the " Mission Million Trees" project and the distribution of saplings to announce our active participation in this project.

A soul-stirring song was in store to infuse the audience with a sense of responsibility towards the current state of our Environment. Next was a short skit by students of classes 8 to 11 to portray the two contrasting views- conservation and industrialization. A steady rapport was maintained between the audience and the performers by organizing an open forum in which students from the audience presented their opinions on their subject.

The climax of the program was brought on with a beautiful dance on Michael Jackson "Earth Song". The program ended with a pledge administered by NSS Director- Ms Bijoya Baksi to take care of the earth and remain dedicated to it.

Thereafter, a plantation drive was undertaken in the school premises to create awareness.


Inter House competition with Mixed Bag Quiz on 30th June'17.

Navrachana School, Sama conducted an Inter House competition for the Junior school today with Mixed Bag Quiz on 30th June'17.

Enhancing and Enriching themselves with rounds like Heritage, science. Mathematics, General knowledge.
The participants were from Classes IV , V and VI .

The winners were the
Topaz with 18 points ,
1st runners up Ruby 12 points,
2nd runners up Sapphire 11 points 4th position - Emerald 8 points.

Topaz house :-

Ruby House


Student Council: Swearing-in Ceremony 2017

The Swearing-in Ceremony of the Student Council 2017 was held on 21st June 2017


Class X-XII Prize Distribution Ceremony 2017

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination, hardwork and perseverance.
The Prize Distribution Ceremony 2016-17 of class X-XII felicitated the students who live by this motto, the students who will leave footprints in the sands of time and the history of Navrachana.

This occasion was graced by the presence of Police Commissioner Shri Manoj Shashidhar, IPS, Mr Sugoor, IFS , and Ms. Subhalakshmi Amin, Executive Director, NES.

The Chief Guest enlightened the students with his words of wisdom. He inspired the students to inculcate the spirit of innovation, ideation, and creation within themselves and brought out the importance of holistic education, critical thinking, and productive analysis. He rightly pointed out that this generation will be the generation that can create, produce and innovate, a generation that will actively process information and not be a passive consumer.
It was a delight to witness the shining faces of the proud achievers as they came up to the dias with a spark in their eyes, and fire in their soul to conquer new horizons and keep the Navrachana banner flying high.


Class X-XII Prize Distribution Ceremony 2017


in Search of Budding Artist


Valedictory Function 2016-17: Yaadein

A grand Valedictory Function for Navrachana Sama's graduating Class of 2017!
Mixed feelings of joy and sadness into the world beyond to pursue their dreams and find their rightful place in the world!
Kudos to Director Ms.Bijoys Baksi, Acting Principal Ms.Smitha Dinesh and all our Co-ordinators, teachers, participating students and staff for making the event memorable for each of our graduates and Parents.
Our Chief Guest, IT entrepreneur Lohit Sahu rightly said "It is amazing to see this bandwidth of talent and excellence under one roof"!
Touching speeches by the Valedictorians Mir and wonderful articulation for each student by the class teacher supported by superb images by our IT club teachers and students, beautifully choreographed dance by our dance teachers Lekha Jagani , Bidisha Rathod, excellent music and vocals, shlokas by our Music teachers Anjana Banerjee, Chirayu Bhole...and students.

Roundedoff by Santosh Tewaris Ma'am's lovely dinner!
Congratulations Class of 2017! Reach for the skies and keep the Navrachana banner flying high!
So proud of each one of you dear children!


Orientation Programme IV-VI

The Orientation Programme for classes 4, 5 & 6 were conducted in the Junior Auditorium on 17th, 25th & 26th of April 2017 respectively.
The Director, NSS Mrs. Bijoya Baksi addressed a large gathering of parents especially on the holistic approach towards education and how Navrachana group of Institutions has made a state wide mark by imparting quality education over a period of fifty years now.
She also briefed the parents about the members of the Management Committee, the Core Faculty members and the Administrative Staff, their various responsibilities and the functioning styles.

Mrs. Gayatri Devliyal, the Section Incharge, Upper Primary introduced her team of teachers before the parents and also briefed them about the Annual Curriculum through a detailed power point presentation. This included various aspects of discipline, STEM education, Co-scholastic activities, academic planning, the assessment pattern, the integrated projects & the educational trips that would be implemented during the ongoing session 2017-18.

Ms. Madhumeeta Majumdar, the Activity Coordinator - junior school, briefed the parents about the various activities carried out right from the Morning Assembly, the Inter house competitions, students' participation at the National and International cultural festivals to major School functions such as the Annual Concert, Sports Day, Fun Fair, Celebrations at school, Vacation Programme and Prize Distribution Ceremony.

She concluded by giving out some examples of ex - Navrachanites flourishing well in their careers, based on their exposure during their school days.

The Annual Prize Distribution ceremony of Classes VII - IX

The Annual Prize Distribution ceremony of Classes VII, VIII and IX was held on Saturday, 22nd April'17.
The NSS PTA President Ms. Sonali Desai gave away prizes to our Scholar Certificate and Medal winners, Inter House Champions and Star pupils. Among those recognized on this occasion were the amazing students who received the hundred percent attendance certificate for 7 years and more. Riddhi Ramchandani came up the ninth time in a row to receive this award.
Kudo to parents and their very deserving children!


Prize Distribution Ceremony, 2016 - 17 Upper Primary section

The Prize Distribution Ceremony, 2016 - 17 for Upper Primary section was conducted on 22nd April, at 10 a. m.

The Chief Guest Mrs. Rajjodevi Gupta, Ex Principal Ekalavya School, Vejalpur, Mrs. Amita Manjhu, the Special Guest and Ms. Subbhalakshmi Amin Executive Director, NES graced the occasion by their esteemed presence and motivated the achievers by giving away the prizes.

The ceremony began with the lighting of the auspicious lamp, followed by a prayer song and dance. Around 130 prizes in various categories that included scholar's certificates, 100 percent attendance, winners of Inter house competitions and Maths Wizard were given away.

The prizes for the special category that included Best Student of the year, PTA Star Child, Budding Environmentalist, award for Misson Swachchta, Creative Writer, Artist and Heart of Gold were given away by the Director, NSS Mrs. Bijoya Baksi.

Parents had gathered in large numbers to witness the show and applaud the Prize winners.

Fashion Fest BIZZARE!

The Fashion Studies students of Navrachana Sama organised the Annual Fashion Fest BIZZARE, an Avante Garde Collection on the 23rd of March' 17. The designs showcased by students were their own creations. A range of stencil designs were displayed in the outfits worn by boys It was a pleasure to see confident boy and girl models walking down the ramp attired in creative, classy, bold and beautiful outfits. The Fashion Show was a true manifestation of the learning that these students gained studying Fashion Studies as a subject . Kudos to our students and their teacher Ms. Riddhi Choksi !!

The Vacation Programme started on 20th March 2017

The purpose is to engage students into learning various skills

Some Glimpses...

Disaster Management Training

Students of class 9, learnt the use of fire extinguisher as a part of their training in Disaster Management and Mitigation. They made and distributed first aid boxes to the students of Navprerna as well as taught them how to use fire extinguisher.

Tour to Aurangabad

Students of History and Heritage Crafts from Class XI-Humanities went on a study tour to the historical city of Aurangabad from 3rd to 8th March. They visited UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, Bibi ka Maqbara, tomb of Aurangzeb and fort of Daulatabad. They also met traditional handloom weavers to understand the process of making traditional weaves of Paithani and Himroo.


Aspects of Abhinay

On 16th Feb'17, an Interactive session was conducted at Navrachana School, Sama, by the Ex-Head of the Dance Dept & Ex-Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts, M S University, Baroda, Bharatnatyam exponent & Guru Shiromani Padma Bhushan Prof C V Chandrashekhar.

Almost 90 dancers, which includes Sir's own disciples, renowned Gurus, teachers & students of Bharatnatyam from & outside Baroda attended the session. It was a " Dream Come True " for many, specially for the up coming dancers & newly enrolled students in the field of dance.
Though the topic was " Aspects of Abhinay " but at the end, it was much more than that. After the 3 & 1/2 hrs fruitful interactive session everyone went back happy, enriched, empowered & enlightened with the hunger for more learning, curiosity & inquisitiveness.
Sir was on his toes throughout the session as he himself believes in teaching & delivering practically. He started with saying that a dance teacher must not sit n teach. He is an exemplary institution to be followed. He covered various aspects of Abhinay in detail - co ordination of the eyes with emotions, gestures, expressions, foot work, movements, mudras etc so beautifully & minutely. Such amazing experiences are not possible to pen down in words but the ' takers ' of the session must hv become richer with this exposure of life time.
&Lec-Dems & runs his own Dance Institute " Nrityashree " at Chennai.

Such opportunities & learning sessions come seldom in one's life.
Needless to mention that Navrachana Sama was blessed & honoured to have both Chandrashekhar Sir & his wife Smt Jaya Chandrashekhar ( who is also an exponent Bharatnatyam dancer) in the school. The association of Sir & Jaya ma'am with Navrachana school is quiet old n nostalgic.
Navrachana Sama will always cherish this memorable visit in years to come.

A big & huge thanks to Ghargharika & our Dear Tejal ma'am for this visual treat & speechless experience of life time.



Students of V and VI participated in Interhouse STEM education competition based on Engineering on 18th February 2017.

The topic given to them was to make an automated machine that can transfer Garbage from one place to another thereby helping the labourers from handling dangerous waste.
Students created innovative machine using motors and batteries.

Principals and School Leaders from Schools of Vadodara and around with Dr.Gururaj Karajagi

Navrachana Sama hosted a meeting of Principals and School Leaders from Schools of Vadodara and around with Dr.Gururaj Karajagi, an eminent personality in the field of Education.
Dr Karajagi is an independent Education Management Professional heading the Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore.
Known for his inspirational talks , Dr Karajagi propagates the belief that the quality of education is just as good as the quality of teachers.
He talked about how fast the world is changing and how teachers need to keep up with the change. According to him there are four factors - Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual that should govern our teaching methods.
It was an interactive session where questions were asked and solutions sought

The National Conference for Principals and School leaders

The National Conference for Principals and School leaders was organised at Lakshmi Vilas Palace on the 11th and 12th Feb'17.
To mark the opening of the National conference was a mesmerising dance recital by Kathak exponent Padmashri Smt. Shovana Narayan.
We had Kavya Limaye our singing sensation to chant the shloka and sing the Ganesh Stuti that evening.
The National Conference for Principals and School leaders was a great
success and a learning experience.Eminent keynote speakers like Mr.Thomas Schadler, Dr.Samir Dalwai, Padmashri Smt. Shovana Narayan, Dr.Vijayam Ravi, Mr Syed Sultan Ahmed and Mr.Ashok Pandey gave enriching speeches to the audience.

Kaavya Limaye's first solo concert

Kaavya rocks the stage again!
Insync presents Voice India Kids finalist, Kaavya Limaye in her first solo concert!
Unbelievable voice control, stage presence, versatility, confidence.
Her younger sister 7 year old Pavni Limaye opened the comcert with a wonderful prayer song!
Kaavya has taken her inheritance to another level! Credit to her gurus Deepakji and Navrachana teachers Anjana Banerjee ,Madhumeeta Majumdar too!
Kaavya is destined to fly high!
Navrachana and entire Vadodara is proud of her.

Grade V and VII activity

Students of Grade V & VI had an opportunity to present their year long activities in all subjects based on their curriculum on 28/1/17.
Students worked with great enthusiasm to make it a memorable event

Annual Sports Day 2016-17

After a smart display of marching by the students in their vibrant house uniforms, our principal, Ms. Bijoya Baksi, declared the sports week open. This was followed by a variety of track and field events in which students from classes 1-12 took part. Boosted by the enthusiastic cheering of the houses, the day witnessed some of the seasoned athletes bask in glory and saw some of the budding ones come into light.

Celebrating Navrachana School Sama's Golden Jubilee Year

A spectacular inaugural event graced by the August presence of Honorable Governor of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Shri O P Kohli ji! He was full of praise for the holistic education and values at Navrachana!
And Guest of Honour our outstanding Navrachana alumnus Mehul Desai. A digital technocrat, filed the first patent for e wallet in US back in 1989 and hasn't looked back since! So many feathers in his cap!!
Hon Mayor Shri Bharatbhai Dangar and Hon MP Smt Ranjanben Bhatt, MLA Jitubhai Sukhadia, Shri Bhargav Bhatt Shri NV Patel, Dr Jyotiben Pandya, several dignitaries, past and present PTA members, Parents, Teachers, School Heads Jagdish Shuklaand Principals, Alumni attended the program..
The group was set on fire with 1500 students performing together in a stadium type seating all around!! Many thanks to friend Harish Seth, Transtadia!
We alao released a commemorative coffee table book put together by Alok DesaiPrincipal Bijoya Baksi Sandhya Bordawekar Gajjar Shubbu Amin
Kudos to our Principal and Teachers, Staff, Students and Parents! Special our Collector Shri Lochansingh Sehra and Parent s Amitbhai Thakkar, Hemal Mehta !!

CBSE Regional Science Exhibition 2016

Navrachana School, Sama hosted the CBSE Regional Science Exhibition 2016 from 15th to 17th December.
This year the theme of the Science Exhibition was 'Science, Technology and Mathematics for Nation Building'. A total of 82 exhibits from schools of the Ajmer Region participated under sub themes - Health, Industry, Innovation in Food Production and Food Security, Transport and Communication, Innovation in Renewable Resources for Sustainable Environment & Mathematical Solutions in everyday life.
Eminent Educationists had been invited to judge the entries of the Exhibition.
The Exhibition was open to all CBSE Schools of the city on 17th December 2016. This exhibition provided a platform to students display their innovative scientific temper.

Rangoli IHC Competition

Rangoli IHC was held on 14th Dec'2016 for the upper primary section.
40 students participated and following were the winners:
1. MAHEK DAWANI of VF bagged the first position.
2. CHARMY DOSHI of VIA bagged the 2nd position.
3. DEVANSHI DANGAR of VID bagged the 3rd position.

Following were the ranking of the houses :

IHC Flower Arrangement Competition

Students of classes IV, V & VI participated in Inter House Flower Arrangement competition held on 21/12/16.
They came up with highly designed arrangements, using a wide variety of flowers and had kept in mind, the shape, colour and form of the flowers for their arrangement.

Aesthetic sense of students was reflected in this competition.
The judges, Ms Shital Taunk & Ms Priti Gami were highly impressed by the creative and innovative arrangements displayed.

There was a tie for the first position.
The winners were:
1st Position - Sachi Patel VI E Nityaa Patel IV D (Emerald House)

1st Position - Netra Shah VI F & Aum Patel of IV E (Topaz house)

3rd Position - Yashvi Parikh VI B Jahnvi Shah V A (Sapphire House)

4th Position - Ayushi Gaekwad VI F Jiya Rajgor IV A ( Ruby House)


132 students left on 26/11/16 for an educational tour to JODHPUR.
Learning the rich heritage of Umaid Bhavan and enjoying the sand dunes.


Navrachana Sama teachers at the Queens Neon Run !!

Educational Tour,Saputara, a hill station in South Gujarat on 27-11-16

As part of the educational tour, class 4 had left for Saputara, a hill station in South Gujarat on 27-11-16. A team of students and their teachers -Ms.Sunita Sharma,
Ms.Sunita Bagchi
Ms.Minakshi Chawla
Ms.Sanchita Sircar
Ms.Sudha Naddi
Ms.Punam Suthar
Ms.Elizabeth Justin are part of this tour.
Day 1: Today's itinerary - visit to the Bee centre.


CBSE National Table Tennis-2016

The CBSE NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 FROM 24TH NOV'16 TO 28TH NOV'16 has taken a kick start, registrations going on in full swing.

Press conference was headed by Mr. T. Ganesha, CBSE Tournament Director, Mr. Sandeep Gupta CBSE Observer, Mr. Kalpesh Thakkar Secretary T. T. Association of Baroda and our Principal Ms. Bijoya Baksi.



Children's Day Celebrations at NavrachanaSama !
The morning started with special Assemblies in all the sections; Classes 1-3,Classes 4-6 and Classes 7-11 at different venues.
Our Principal said special prayers for the Children, teachers sang songs, conducted fun quiz, had a puppet show and a host of activities for the students.Later in the day students played games and celebrated Children's day amidst a lot of fun and frolic !
Navrachana Grade XI students decided to spend their day with students of Navprerna and make the day special and memorable.
Around 100 students from Navprerna participated in this event. They played games like dog and the bone, khokho, one-minute games etc and spent time bonding and having fun with each other.Teachers of the Higher Secondary Section sponsored the gifts given to Navprerna children.
According to Rhythm Rastogi this was one of the most memorable day in her school life. Such were the feelings expressed from both sides.
NavrachanaSama students expressed the desire to spend Children's Day in this manner every year!



Secondary Section Incharge, Ms. Suprabha Menon and Creative Director, Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal attended an intensive workshop on 'Agile School Leadership' led by Dr. Simon Breakspear at Mumbai on 8th and 9th November, 2016. The conference organized under the Learn Shift India series, by R.N Podar School also dwelled on the New Education Policy focusing on 'Policy to Practice'.



Navrachana School Sama has embarked on the voyage to contribute to maintaining the world peace, which is the need of the hour.
The second edition of Navrachana Model United Nation was held on the 21st,22nd and 23rd of October,2016.

Those daily fierce discussions, hard work and dedication propelled another jump into the expansive realm of creativity,
innovation, passion and essence of the event.This was a student led activity with a 60 member secretariat headed by
Secretary General- Deep Vakil, Director General- Uzma Chasmawala and Charge d'Affairs- Urja Bhayani.

We had 147 delegates from 22 schools all over the country who attended the simulation.

The conference had 5 committees including the International Press with diverse agendas ranging from US Presidential elections to influx of refugees in Europe.
The event focused on building a spirit and substance of these simulations creating an appetite for this activity more commonly known as “MUNFever”.
Our goal was to create inquisitive learners who care for the world from a global perspective and deal with them with vigour.
This helped the delegates delve deeper into specific topics of world issues that are needed to betaken into consideration. It helped them gain international and multicultural exposure through new lenses.

Students of the Nirma Academy, Ahmedabad swept away with the Best Delegation trophy by displaying excellent debating skills.
Become acquainted with diplomacy because here, DIPLOMACY PREVAILS.



The Navrachana Sama Fun-fair on 23rd Oct'16 was a great success with a number of food and game stalls.
The theme was "Eco friendly mela". The mega attraction was the Ramp-walk and the Raffle.

The Ramp Walk- had a whooping number of 140 students from the age of 4 to 7 years participating in the Fancy dress competition, all dressed as flowers, fruits and vegetables and 12 teams of Mom's dressed in attires made out of natural fibres such as Jute, raw silk, linen and cottons.
The highlight of the evening was the live telecast of The Voice Kids and our singing sensation Kavya Limaye was simply awesome. She performed flawlessly and confidently.
Then, there were the Tambola stall, Music stall, where one could sing on the tracks of popular film songs.
The other stalls were Guess the weight of the cake, Guess the cost of the Hamper, Computer games, Art Haat-which had the sale of hand made lanterns, head gears, terracotta jewellery, bags and purses, and the famous Raffle stall.
Navprerna stall had their teachers selling a number of chart varieties and our very own Tewari ma'am's food stall selling hot sizzling wada pau.
The other attractions were the competition for the Best decorated stall, the Best food stall. All in all the fun-fair was a big success.


Heritage Craft

A person without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. This is happens to be very true for the students of 'heritage craft.'
On 8th November, 'heritage crafts' students of eleventh grade went on to celebrate and discover more about the arts and crafts of India. They went on a field visit to Sejal handicrafts and 'The Indian Handicrafts Fair'. Ms. Sejal of 'Sejal Handicrafts' very beningnantly and patiently unveiled the art of block printing and discharge printing to us. We were lucky to witness 'the execution' of block printed sarees and discharge printed cloths. She also showed us the workplace where every textile got its unique identity. We also visited the 'The Indian Handicrafts Fair', where we got to see ceramic and Terracotta crafts. We also saw brass, steel and glass artistic productions. We then took off to explore more textiles that were from Kashmir, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and many more places. The craftsmen and salesmen enlightened us with their knowledge and answered our queries readily. This whole field trip was a visual and learning experience for the aspiring 'heritage craft' students. The trip was soaking with knowledge, authenticity and ethnicity which every student gladly absorbed. We hope to go on many more such learning explorations.
Report by Anamika Chaudhuri XI-E


Hindi Shabda Parakh, an Inter House Competition was organised for students of the Upper Primary Section (IV-VI) on 19th October 2016.

The following is the ranking of the houses.
1. Sapphire House
2. Emerald House
3. Ruby House
4. Topaz House.

'A Nine Hour Drama and Theatre Workshop' std IV to VI.

As a part of NERL ; 'A Nine Hour Drama and Theatre Workshop' was conducted by Ms.Kiran Tiwari after the First Term Exams for the students of std IV to VI.

The sessions were loaded with techniques of stage ,body language,connection with the audience, projection, costume and prop making, script writing etc.

The workshop was culminated with a drama presentation wherein children were given an opportunity to apply their learning and learn from each others' strengths. A glimpse of the collage is right here...


A 6-Day 'Theatre and Drama Workshop NERL.

A 6-Day 'Theatre and Drama Workshop was conducted by our Creative Director, Ms Kashmira Jaiswal, under the banner of NERL.
Dates: 26th September to 4th October.

It was an eventful session that culminated in stage performances by the participants. The theme was fairytales and the creative teams gave a twist to the tales, giving them a contemporary ending.

The workshop involved training in monologues and solo performances, pair work, group dynamics, costume and prop design and the grand finale stage performances.


The Regional Symposium on Higher Education organised by ICTRC

The Regional Symposium on Higher Education was organised by ICTRC (Institute of Counsellor Training Research And Consultancy), Delhi, in collaboration with Navrachana School Sama on 30th August, 2016. Under this Project Paradigm, around 16 schools from Vadodara and other parts of Gujarat participated in this Symposium. 800 students and 250 teachers attended the daylong Symposium where Dr.V.S.Ravindran along with 6 career experts from the country took interactive sessions with students and teachers on “Career Guidance related to choosing of right Career”, “Academic v/s Competitive exams – the balancing act “ and “Teacher as a Counsellor”.

Dr.V.S.Ravindran is a renowned expert of national stature in the area of Counselling and Educational Psychology. He is also a teacher trainer and is actively associated with NCERT and many national bodies for training teachers as mentors, life coaches and counsellors.

In his address to the students,Dr.V.S.Ravindranalong with other career experts emphasised the importance of Aptitudes, Interests, Personality and Knowing Oneself thoroughly before choosing a career and making informed choices. His message to teachers and educators was that there is a great need to create a forum for stakeholders to process the dynamics in education and counselling services.

Assertive skills training is the key to success in every student’s life and inculcating values from schools and homes allow every growing adolescent a holistic developmental quotient-says Dr.V.S.Ravindran.

“Additional responsibility makes more 100 Careers for not so fortunate.” – A message for all student’s and youth by Dr.V.S.Ravindran

Navratri Sunhari 2016

What a fantastic end to an epic evening of garba with our amazing Navrachana Family!!! Thank you Navrachana Ex-Students Association - NEXSA
AndNavrachana PTA, all the teachers, students, parents, ex-students and our support and security staff for making this is incredible event!!!! And more importantly, our dear dear ex-student AshitaLimaye and group for the awesome awesome live music!!!!

visited to the Theatre and Drama faculty of Music college M.S. University.

On 29th September students of Secondary section Speech & Drama club visited the Theatre and Drama faculty of Music college M.S. University.
It was a privilege & pleasure to see the 150 years old heritage building of Music College. Children saw the wooden Play Box where ex navrachanite Mr Darshan Purohit, who is a faculty, explained the details of drama & also the history of college to the children.
Ms. Shruti showed the different wardrobes and talked in detail about the creation of costume for different dramas . Our children also got an opportunity to see the rehearsal of a Play 'Palkon mai bhige pal' which was the real treat for them.
We thank Dabhade sir , Sachin sir, Chahvan sir, Darshan P. Sir and of course Shruti for taking keen interest in making this visit informative and enjoyable for our students.
Some glimpses of the visit...

Garba Singing Workshop for students of class1 to class 4

The 6 days Garba Singing Workshop was conducted for students of 1 to 4 from 19th (mon) to 24th (sat) September '16. The workshop ended with a presentation of the Garba songs which they learnt during this session.
The presentation was attended by their parents and a few enthusiastic grandparents too who made it a point to come and listen to their grand children.
The workshop also included breathing exercises, voice training and meditation.
Singing on music tracks is a feature most professional singers do for their stage performances. Special training was given to this group of youngsters to sing on the tracks, and lo! they picked it up in one session.
Ms. Shubhlakshmi Amin-director operations NES, who was present on the presentation day, motivated the students to take advantage of such workshops and participate in them. She further encouraged parents to take up such opportunities of short term but intensive workshops.

Some glimpses of the workshop and the final day.

A Six Hour Communication Skills' Workshop

As a part of NERL ; 'A Six Hour Communication Skills' Workshop' was conducted by Ms.Kiran Tiwari . From 19th to 23 rd Sept'16 for the students of std II to IV.

The session comprised of exciting speaking and listening activities,voice throw, tongue twisters, pair and telephonic conversation, debate, advertising a product,poem recitation,picture talk, activities based on group work and many more.

Have a quick glimpse of the collage where you catch the children in action.

Dr Deepak Mahakul and Dr. Archana Mishra

Dr Deepak Mahakul and Dr. Archana Mishra presented Posters at the 'ESD for transforming education for children and youth' International Conference held at CEE Ahmedabad from 16th to 18th Sept.2016. The conference was attended by delegates of 70 countries.

Garba Singing Workshop - OPEN to ALL CHILDREN OF BARODA!!

DATES: 19th September '16. To 24th September' 16.
Venue: Navrachana School Sama.
Activity centre.
Time: (after school hours)
2:00pm to 3:00pm on all days.
Faculty: Madhumeeta Majumdar
Fees: Rs. 600/-
Registration: Navrachana School Sama.

A session with Shruti Vyas & Mehul Suru both from Performing Arts faculty of M. S. University.

Today, on 14th September the Secondary section Drama & Speech club children had a session with Shruti Vyas & Mehul Suru both from Performing Arts faculty of M. S. University. They talked about Sanskrit theatre and western theatre . Mehul performed some lyrical dialogue from Andh yug & Broadway. Shruti told children how confidence plays a big role on stage. Both were very grounded and excellent. Children enjoyed a lot and found the session very enriching.
Report by Ms. Kamna Gupta ( Club In charge)

Wall Art Workshop

Continuing with my reporting of our series of short term but intensive workshops is the glimpses of the WALL ART WORKSHOP which culminated on 10th September '16.
This workshop which started from 6th September to 10th September had approximately 37 students enrolled for training. This lively group of students simply changed the look of the activity centre. Kudos to you kids and your mentors.
3 more workshops are in line. The details will be put up. Parents may register at the activity centre or simply send the consent slip and fees with their ward.


Navratri Sunahari

"Navratri Sunahari", is being organised on 30th September'16 from 8:00pmto 11:30pm. i.e. 'the Rathi before Navratri' on the School grounds. All students and their families are cordially invited. There will be interesting food stalls on the ground to cater to the tastes of all our participants.
Ex-student, Ms. Ashita Mohite and her husband Mr. Sachin Limaye, who are established artists in their own right, will be the lead singers and will make the event come alive.
Lots of wonderful prizes will be given away to the Best Dancers, Best dressed participants etc.
So looking forward to seeing you all in large numbers on the Garba ground, Navrachana School Sama - 30th September - 8:00pm.


Navrachana wishes all Teachers A Very Happy Teachers Day !

Navrachana wishes all Teachers A Very Happy Teachers Day !
Teachers day this year was celebrated with fun and gusto by our Grade XII students !
The morning began with various activities for teachers like Cricket, Kitna pakaoge(cooking), Purani Yaadein (outdoor games of yesteryears) Karyoke and Quiz.
The cultural event started with old melodies sung by our young singing stars who tugged at the heartstrings of all teachers and received a standing ovation !
Songs, Dances and fun games for teachers marked the event. The highlight was a special dance performance by teachers who were trained by students !
Our Principal Ms. Bijoya Baksi presented the Teachers' awards and the program ended with the presentation of a momento by Batch of 2016-2017 to the Principal .
Some glimpses of the event....more will follow !


Chinmaya Mission


Geeta Chanting competition organised by Chinmaya Mission was held today in the Pre-primary wing of Navrachana Sama. 145 students from classes 1 to 10 participated. Chapter 17 was identified for them to memorise and chant. It was amazing to see many of the students chant the Shlokas with such ease.

It gives us pleasure to see such activities too being organised in the city for school students.
The importance of the Bhagwad Geeta is even more relevant today. The chanting of the Gita Shlokas has always been a constant source of inspiration & Gayatri strength for millions of people all over the world.
Let's have a pictorial glance of the competition.


Members of the Digital Photography

Members of the Digital Photography Club Std 7 and 8 got an opportunity to photo shoot a professional model, Mr Kishan Kumar Jha.The technical knowledge imparted to the students was brought into practice by them.

Mr Dhananjay Moray, Professor, Symbiosis School of Photography , Symbiosis International University Pune , took an informative session with the students. He discussed the tricks of digital photography followed by hands on experience.


The students of the Club Activity - " Chef's Delight Club"

CLUB ACTIVITIES are specially designed activity clubs held twice a week., with a duration of 1.5 hrs each session. These are held for classes 4 to 6, and 7 & 8.

The students of the Club Activity - " Chef's Delight Club" went on a field trip to Hotel Surya Palace to visit the restaurant. They learnt about table layout, different breads, napkin folding, coffee making and visited the live kitchen.

These were students of classes 4,5 & 6, they were excited and had an awesome experience as they interacted with head chef.


Pictorial glimpses of Freedom Run

Dr. Archana Mishra, Ms . Kashmira Jaiswal, Ms. Gayatri Devliyal and Ms. Shalini Moray attended a day long workshop '21st Century Leadership Skills' organised by Global Educators Association for Educational Research and Development (GEAERD)


Workshop '21st Century Leadership Skills'

Dr. Archana Mishra, Ms . Kashmira Jaiswal, Ms. Gayatri Devliyal and Ms. Shalini Moray attended a day long workshop '21st Century Leadership Skills' organised by Global Educators Association for Educational Research and Development (GEAERD)


Students of German language from class 7th, 8th and 9th celebrated German festival

Students of German language from class 7th, 8th and 9th celebrated German festival in the school on 16th August 2016.
Students participated with great enthusiasm and set up exhibition stalls for varous aspects of Germany such as food , interesting facts, history, technology and school system.
Singers and musicians also enthralled the visitors with the symphonies from Mozart and Beethoven and melodious songs.


Inter House Street play Competition

The Inter House Street play Competition was held on Saturday, the 13 th of August .
The topics named 'Ek nazar Idhar bhi' were based on Our Heritage; the four darwajas of walled city Vadodara - Champaneri Gate , Lehripura Gate, Gendi Gate & Pani Gate.
All performances were excellent and with a message to the audience about how important it is to conserve our heritage.
It was liked and appreciated by judges , teachers and students.
1st position was bagged by Emerald house , 2nd position by Topaz house, 3rd position by Ruby house & 4th was Sapphire.
Some glimpses of street play Activity....

Safai Mitras

This is Navrachana Sama calling...Our humble initiative that the students n teachers took on 3 August 2016, while conducting a beautiful event in the School Assembly wherein 13 Safai Mitras were felicitated.....The Safai Mitras who were escorted on to the stage became part of the assembly n prayed n meditated like all the students...After that children greeted them with garlands n they were presented hampers containing 2kg rice..1kg dal 1 lt oil 250 gm tea leaves 1kg sugar n big Parle G bisciut packs...Felt so good doing this ...The special song sung by teachers was so catchy n we will soon be putting it up for everyone....Bijoya Baksi.


160 children from classes VII to X had participated.

Senior Section Creative writing pics..(In English, Hindi & Gujarati.
160 children from classes VII to X had participated.

Indian astrophysicist at Georgia Institute of Technology USA

Navrachana Principal and teachers with Mr. Karan Jani a young Indian astrophysicist at Georgia Institute of Technology USA, known for his work on black holes, gravitational waves, and testing Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.
His talk at Navrachana University on Wednesday was both enlightening and inspiring for everybody present there.
It was a moment of great pride to meet a Barodian of his stature and wish that many more young students achieve such heights.

Heritage walk

Navrachana Heritage Club students were taken for a Heritage walk on 23.7.2016 to the walled city .
Ms. Sandhya Gajjar our resource person who has a deep knowledge about the Maratha history and the Gaekwad's influence on Vadodra took us through a detailed Study Tour....

The objective of this walk was to study the style of art and architecture of the Martha Period and Colonial influence on it.The highlight of the walk was visit to Baroda state library, Record Office, Collector's and Municipal Commisoner's Office (Kothi), Aurbindo Ghosh Ashram and Tambekar Vada which is famous for its wall paintings from 19th century Maratha Tradition.

The purpose of this Heritage Walk was to inculcate in the young minds love for city and to preserve protect and promote the varied heritage of India.


Birth Anniversary of Mendel, the Father of Genetics

Biology students of Class 11 and 12 celebrated a two day Bio Day on 21st and 22nd of July 2016 on the occasion of the 194th Birth Anniversary of Mendel, the Father of Genetics.

78 Biology students conducted Biology related activities in Classes 1 to 10 impacting a massive total of 2352 students ! The project titled 'Inculcating the spirit of Enquiry in Biology across a wide spectrum of students : An initiative by Class 12 students' was designed by 3 Biology students Shreya Kataria, Manisha Asrani and Sanjana Hegde under the guidance of Dr. Archana Mishra.

The learning that took place was immense, both for the Biology students and all the Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary students they interacted with.


Glimpses of Their Visit

Teachers for Global Classroom Program 2016,
Ms. Maya Cunningham and Mr. Christian Smith are hosted by Navrachana School Sama! Glimpses of their tenure in the school.. both are driven by their passion for teaching, globalizing their teaching learning technique and sharing culture!

Ms. Maya Cunningham has created dynamic, culturally driven interdisciplinary music programmes for urban elementary school students, currently teaching at Nalle Elementary School in Washington DC. She received a Bachelor of music degree from Howard University and a Master of arts degree from Aaron Copland school of musical Queens college. She is a jazz vocalist.

Mr. Christian Smith has been teaching strings and orchestra in the Chicago public schools for 20 yrs. He directs 4 orchestras, teaches a computer music technology class and is also on the faculty of the Merit school of musician Chicago.

They are here from 16th July'16 to 23rd July'16. Activities arranged for them include observing classes, co-teaching a lesson, round table meetings with teachers and school administrators, cultural presentations on U. S., participating in student extra-curricular activities and visiting nearby cultural, historical and heritage sites.


Thank you Baksi Ma'am for the initiative...

Sharing sessions were conducted on 12th July'16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 by our Upper Primary section teachers Ms. Preetha Nair and Ms. Kiran Tiwari on Motivation & Rewards And Techniques of creating Positive Environment in classroom. The sessions were enriching and rekindled the professional ethics and classroom dynamism in teachers. Such sessions serve as an apt platform for improvement and improvisation.

Preetha's presentation was innovative with the use of appropriate props and dramatisational skills which lent that zing and credit to her topic.

Kiran spoke on Techniques of Creating Positive environment in class..Kiran was awesome with her pinch of humour in the session....both were very interactive and thought provoking... Lots of learning by sharing....In all it was wonderful afternoon. PPTs prepared with some good videos on their topics added quality to their sessions.
Thank you Baksi Ma'am for the initiative...

STD V Field Trip

The students of std V visited the Coin Museum on 2nd July'16 as a part of their field trip. The museum has a rich archive of coins dating back from the Mughal times to the present era.

The students was fascinated by the unique collection. It was an enriching experience.

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2015-16

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony for Classes X - XII. On 25th June 2016. The Chief Guest was Mr. Rakesh Shankar IAS, Director of Municipalities and Managing Director Swachh Bharat Mission.In his very meaningful and insightful address to students and parents he said that...." Each Individual should compete with themselves....And it's the age to redefine oneself to make the best use of time and one's growing and changing interests. A child spends 24, 000 hours in a year at school....And that is how the school and Teachers have a big role to play in their lives. "


Inter House Hindi Drama Competition

On 22nd June 2016, the Inter House Hindi Drama Competition was held in the Secondary Section. The themes given were based on Idioms & proverbs. They were:
1 Ruby House- 'Akela chana bhad nahi fod sakta'
2 Emerald House - 'Ab pachhtay hot kya jab chidiya chug gai khet'
3 Sapphire House - 'Naach na jane aangan teda',
4 Topaz House - Adhjal gagri chhalkat jaay....

All performances were outstanding and were thoroughly appreciated & applauded by judges , teachers & everyone else.
Topaz House secured the 1st position, 2nd position was shared by Emerald & Sapphire and Ruby House stood 3rd.
We are grateful to Dr. Jamila Firdaus, Mr. Ajit Pathak & Ms. Malti Thakur who judged the Plays and our Ex student Aalok Zaveri judged Best Actor & Actress.


Orientation program for parents of Class XI

An Orientation program for parents of Class XI students was conducted today to apprise them of the school policies, academic requirements and expectations from students.


International Yoga Day

The International Yoga Day was celebrated by the Navrachana School Sama on the Jyoti Ground with great gusto and enthusiasm. Students of Std VI to VIII participated in the Yoga Session along with parents and teachers.

The programme was conducted by Meeta Shah from 'Retrofit' along with her team members. Toral from 'Radio City' motivated the gathering by their most popular jingle....rag, ragma ragma, rag, ragma... Vadodara city..... It was... a great experience for one and all as it led to the unity of self ie mind and body. It ended with huge enthusiasm and promise to continue and spread the practise of yoga to keep oneself and dear ones fit.
Presence of Shubhlakshmi Amin - director operations, NES was also very motivating.


First Aid Workshops

A series of First Aid workshops were conducted by Dr. Subroto Das of Lifeline foundation for students and teachers of Navrachana in April and June 2016.

Dr. Roy and his team trained students and teachers to administer first aid , and learnt the do' s and don't s of medical emergencies. A lot of hands on practice of tying simple bandages and how to deal with fractures, burns etc. The highlight of the sessions was learning the correct method to administer CPR to the victims. Some glimpses of the workshop for Senior Section teachers ...


Orientation Std.I 2016-2017

Std 1 Parent's Orientation took place on 9th June'16. The new parents were briefed about the year's curriculum and pattern of study. Parents were very keen and eager to know what their child would study in the big school.


6th & 7th May 2016 Model UN conference

75 students of NSS attended a two day workshop on 6th & 7th May 2016 organised by MUN World India. Students learnt the soft skills required in Model UN conferences. They tried the art of researching, debating, negotiating and convincing. They also had a simulation of Model UN conference.


The Annual Prize Distribution 2016

The Annual Prize Distribution and Academic Exhibition for Std. I, II, and III was held on 29th Apr 2016.This was to appreciate the achievers of the academic year 2015-16.

The occasion was graced by Mr. SharadSinghal, IPS, Suprintendent of Police, Ms.Shubalakshmi Amin, Director Operations, NES, Ms. KhushbooPachchigar, Ms. ShahminaHussain and Ms. MansiShanker.

The ceremony glorified the importance of various fields of school life, be it academic or Co-curricular.
There were 170 prizes that were awarded.Best Discipline, Rising Star, Heart of Gold, Creative Writing, Artist of the Year, Student of the Year, Super Speller and Mathematics Wizard were the highlight of the ceremony.It was a proud moment for all and the event was a grand success !



Workshops on the following topics were conducted for the Primary Teachers on 2nd May 2016:
'Felicitating Participatory Learning Environments Through Reverse Planning' for English, Hindi and Social Studies teachers.

2. 'Encouraging Learners to Think and Talk Maths' for Science and Mathematics teachers.
The workshops were conducted by Ms. RachnaNarang and Ms.VeenaRaizada, from Next Education.
As educators we were exposed to the paradigm shift in education from structured curriculum to skill based to competency development.
The session encompassed an understanding of the teaching-learning process wherein the instructional methods need to equip the students to construct the concepts in the class, the ownership of learning to be given to the learners to "future ready" them.


Glimpses of Prize Distribution

Glimpses of Prize Distribution
Classes 7 to 9.
Date:29th April '16
29th April 2016-the day dawned bright and clear. A perfect day for the Prize Distribution ceremony of classes VII-IX.. The occasion was graced by Ms.Shubalakshmi Amin- Director Operation, NES and Dr.RamGopalMeena – Regional LabourCommissioner,Central Vadodara, BhartiDeketa and Ms.Dipanwita.
The ceremony glorified the importance of various fields of school life, be it academic or Co-curricular. Scholars Gold Award (11), Scholars Silver Award (39), Scholar Award (85), Special 100% Attendance (7) and Exceptional Progress Award (68) were some of the many laurels. Students JubelKurien, PratyushChakraborty ,Krishnanshu Sharma of Class IX were the proud recipients of the Kshitij Award. TanviAgrawal(Class VII), Snigdha Gupta (Class VIII) and PratyushChakraborty (IX) were the Star Pupils for the year 2015-16. The Inter-House activities awards, reiterated the importance of creativity.
The event was a grand success !


Prize Distribution Ceremony Std IV-VI.

Glimpses of the Prize Distribution Ceremony Std IV-VI. Date:28th April '16


Mr. Nilesh Parikh

A sharing session was conducted by Mr. Nilesh Parikh, dance teacher of NavrachanaVidyaniVidyalaya on 25th April '16. It was attended by the performing arts dept staff of all 3 schools i.e. NSS , NVV & NISV. His topic was, "Establishing a balance between Performance and Theory in a teaching curriculum."

He began his presentation with a Ganesh Stuti, and went on to narrate a story of Indra who addressed Nandikeshwar, that he wished to conquer the demon Natashekhar who was equally well versed with dance, and he wished to do so with Bhartaarnavam-the theoretical part of dance.
Both were well versed with the practical aspect of dance and Indra wanted to win the competition through the knowledge of theory which is essential for a perfect and flawless presentation on stage. In this way explaining the importance of theory in performing arts.

Mr. Nilesh mentioned natyaVed, natyashastra, nritya ,nritta, and all 4 types of abhinaya. The nava rasa was well depicted by Ms. Lekha and Ms. Bidisha on stage as it was an interactive session
This was a wonderful initiative taken by NVV, appreciated by all NES teachers.


Heritage Walk

Students of Heritage Crafts from Class XI and XII went for a heritage walk on 23rd April 2016. They surveyed the heritage buildings between the four gates and around Mandvi. During their visit they also surveyed the heritage building of the KothiKachehri and admired its architecture.
Students of class XI and XII Humanities went to see the Heritage photo exhibition inaugurated on the World Heritage Day at The Colloetorate near Kothi cross road.


Mujhe Kya

Navrachana students performed in the TOI Happy Streets event today and got huge appreciation from the citizens of Baroda.

While the little ones mesmerised the audience with their antics and acrobatic displays the older children staged a street play depicting the attitude of the public towards social issues in their street play 'Mujhe Kya' !!


Mr. Viveck Vaswani

Navrachana School Sama, bid adieu to its 2015-16 Std XII batch of 199 students of Science, commerce, and humanities stream. The occasion was graced by Mr. ViveckVaswani, an actor, Director and producer par excellence.

The event was a grand success with innovative profiles of the outgoing batch by their teachers.
April'13 2016......a day which was an amalgamation of joy, bordering on sadness, pride, blessings and good wishes!
Mr. ViveckVaswani spoke on 3 basic guidelines. He told the students never to stop giving, as it would come back to you a 1000 fold from the universe.

Never to stop learning, always be in the student mode, and 3rd, keep praying as it was the best weapon one had.
It was an event that left one and all memories to cherish for a life time.


'Happy Streets' Program

Like all Barodians Navrachana Sama Students and teachers had a great time at the 'Happy Streets' program organised today the 17th of April 2016 by the Times of India .

Creative Writing & Book Designing Workshop

'Creative Writing & book designing workshop ' was a very memorable and fruitful work of our children with renowned cartoonist , story writer & illustrator Mr Aabid Surti from Mumbai. This two day workshop was held in the month of June 2015 but the reward of the good work done by children has come now in the shape of a book named "Nav Creator's.Com" compiled by Ms Kamna Gupta and her team of teachers .
Its a collection of creativity and 100% original work of 50 participants who worked under the guidance of Mr Surti.
The book was released by our Principal Ms. Bijoya Baksi and a copy was given to each participant of the workshop.




A workshop on Flipped Learning

A workshop on Flipped Learning was conducted by Mr. Lohit Sahu, Founder, Director, Phyzok Learning Solutions for the Teachers of Navrachana Sama on 21st March, 2016. The engaging and interactive session was organised to orient and equip teachers to be updated with current pedagogical trends as part of the continuous in-house enrichment programs.


Vacation Programme

Vacation programme begins from 14th March'16 to 22nd March '16. Students can participate in various activities like Cricket, Skating, Basket ball, fireless cooking, drawing, painting, Western dance, photography, Model rocketry, Aero Modellingetc to name a few.

Students will try their hand at these activities and develop their skills.

As a part of the vacation programme, the Public Speaking Group (Senior section) began with skill enhancements like tongue twisters,guidedmeditation,voice throw activity followed by some more activities like Self Introduction,Drama and My Expectation activity through a chart display thus giving the students opportunities for free expression and to enable them to shirk off their inhibition. The session was culminated with a boom of adjectives. Many more to come with immense fun...........


Blessing Ceremony


A 'Blessing Ceremony' was held on 9th March 2016, to bid adieu to the children of Std III. MsShalini Moray, Section Incharge Lower Primary , Class Incharge, Std III, respective class teachers and a class representative of each class shared their experiences with all. Lively dances enthralled the audience.

MsGayatryDevliyal, Section Incharge Upper Primary, along with her team of teachers welcomed the children by applying the 'tilak' and offering 'peda'.Our principal, MsBijoyaBaksi wished the children good luck for their future endeavors and the children graduated very smoothly from lower primary to upper primary.


Women's Day Festivities


Women's Day, 8th March 2016 
Navrachana Gentlemen host a party for the lady staff members !
What a gesture !!

As an extension of the Women's Day Festivities, and a goodwill gesture, an effort was made to bring smiles on the faces of the Navrachana kitchen and cleaning staff. They were transported in the school bus to watch the film Jai Gangaajal in PVR Cinema on 9th March, 2016. And the result is for all to see.... The beaming smiles! Happy Women's Day!


Study Tour to Bhopal from 5-7th March 2016

Students of Class 12 Humanities were taken for a study tour to Bhopal from 5-7th March 2016. 
They visited historically and culturally significant places such as the Bhojpur temple and the Bhimbetka rock shelters. The Taj-ul-Masjid, Moti Masjid and the Indira Gandhi RashtriyaManavSangrahalaya also formed parts of the tour. It was an enriching and highly informative experience for the students, as they got to interact with the rich heritage of the city. They enjoyed thoroughly and gained a lot of knowledge related to their subjects such as History, Heritage Craft, Commercial Arts, Fashion Studies and Graphic Design.


Teachers of Class 10 blessed the students for their upcoming board exams 2016.

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Gratitude is a beautiful emotion, a feeling one must always express.

Gratitude is a beautiful emotion, a feeling one must always express.

The Class 6 Farewell Assembly was conducted by the Junior Prefects on 24th Feb'16. Through a wonderful poem and speech they expressed their gratitude towards all their teachers. They explained their journey of the junior section as 'wonderful & chatpatta'. A poem read out by Nishi Kotia and Naithani on teachers of all seasons expressed their understanding that their teachers will be by their side no matter what.
Srujna and Vedant Thakkar had some wonderful chatpatta thoughts to express. Sanvi Pandey compered the programme smoothly describing the std 6 express is all set to steam it's way into std 7 express.

The orchestra performance by Vraj ,Tanay and Pratham Agrawal was mesmerizing. They were quite expressive about the fact that they will be signing off and moving on to the senior section and humbly sought the blessings from the teaching fraternity.

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at nalanda

Ms. Gita Pathania, Activity Coordinator, and Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal, Creative Director attended the screening of the film 'Rough Book', at Nalanda International School on 13th Feb.2016.
The producer of the film, Mr. Vivek Vaswani held an interactive session with Principals and teachers from various schools, opening dialogue about the topical issues that the Education system faces, and the inspiring teacher who was the protagonist of the film.


Design For Change

As part of "Design For Change", students of Std VIII have been working on a project that would bring about a significant and far reaching change in their lives and in the lives of people around them.

Std VIII B chose to promote sharing of textbooks with twin values in mind - sharing and concern for the environment. This board was put up to raise awareness among students.


Junior Concert 2016

The Community Service Club students of Classes 7 and 8 visited Jalaram Trust and Students of Classes 9 and10 visited Akshaya Patra on the 12th of January 2016.

It was a very enriching experience as they got first hand information regarding the services of NGOs for the less privileged people.
Some glimpses of the visit ....

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The Community Service Club Visited Jalaram Trust

The Community Service Club students of Classes 7 and 8 visited Jalaram Trust and Students of Classes 9 and10 visited Akshaya Patra on the 12th of January 2016.

It was a very enriching experience as they got first hand information regarding the services of NGOs for the less privileged people.
Some glimpses of the visit ....

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Learn and Earn project Class XI Entrepreneurship Students

Entrepreneurship students of Class XI organised and participated in a public sale of products and services as part of their CBSE-prescribed "Learn and Earn" project, which was ceremonially inaugurated by Principal Ms.Bijoya Baksi.

The event featured a wide range of commodities, from bedsheets and comforters to home-made natural sanitisers, and from customised books and bookmarks to designer night lamps. Some also provided services like a photo booth and a consumer care forum. While some adopted the technique of innovation and novelty in their ideas, others reproduced the model of a trading firm, with some goods even at sale on credit.
The event was very fruitful, with next to 100% consumer satisfaction and a sky-rocketing customer turnout with over 300 students and teachers having taken this brilliant opportunity to buy good quality products at reasonable prices!

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Inter house Competition MIXED BAG QUIZ.

Inter house Competition MIXED BAG QUIZ.
Std 4 to 6.
Date: 19th December'15
And the results are:-
1st position---TOPAZ
2nd position---- RUBY
3rd position-----EMERALD
4th position-----SAPPHIRE

WINNERS: 1st Topaz
Khanti Shah
Malay Mishra
Aarya Trivedi.
Aarav Shroff

WINNERS : 2nd Ruby
Kajol Bhattacharjee
Vraj Parikh
Annika joshi
Shubh Advani


AIMA Shaping Young Minds Programme 2016

Interhouse Competitions Rangoli and Flower arrangement
Classes IV-VI.
9th Jan'16.
Navrachana School Sama
Results of Flower Arrangement (IHC) 2015-16.

House Positions
First - Emerald
Second - Sapphire
Third - Ruby
Fourth - Topaz

The winning teams:
First - Emerald House
Janya Shah (VI E) &
Sachi Patel (V E)

Second - Sapphire House
Mitali Rana (VI F) &
Jahnavi Shah (IV A)

Third - Sapphire House
Vanesha Shah (VI F) &
Hiya Rangwani (V B)

Fourth - Emerald House
Heet Desai (VI C) &
Vedant Thaker (VI C)


AIMA Shaping Young Minds Programme 2016

Navrachana students of Class 11 of Commerce and Humanities attended the Shaping Young Minds Programme 2016 presented by BMA and AIMA at Sir Sayajirao Nagar Gruh on 8th Jan. 2016. Personalities Piyush Pandey, Justice N Santosh Hegde and Ambassador Deepak Vohra spoke and interacted with the audience.

Mr Pandey, Executive Chairman, South Asia, Ogilvy & Mather India, obtains his ideas for advertisements from real life experiences. His motto is to 'Be Brave & Take Risks'.

In Justice N Santosh Hegde's words, "Change comes from the society". He encourages people to raise their voice against injustice and is a believer in humanism.

Ambassador Deepak Vohra, Television Personality, says "The Future is Yesterday". Success is a battle between you and yourself, he quoted and believes to have faith in oneself.

Students found it as an eye-opening experience, in Richa Dave's words " it taught us to see our real self and live in the present and not the future."


Inter Class Quiz Competition

Inter class Quiz competition was conducted for our little wonders of std 1, 2 and 3 on 23rd Dec. The topic was festivals put up on the school bulletin board. The kids got inspired to gather lot of information from the boards and enjoyed every moment.

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration in the Junior school on the 23rd of December '15.


Picnic To Vasad Ravines

Standard V went for a picnic to Vasad Ravines where they thrilled to indulge in adventure sports, trek to the river bank,bird watching and danced to some latest numbers.They truly had a blast playing on the lawns,soaked in the natural beauty by just lazing in the sun being together with their friends.
It was indeed a memorable funfilled picnic.


Picnic Time

Students of Std 2 and 3 were taken for a picnic to the Nature Park on 17.12.15.The students enjoyed the trekking, climbing on watch tower, monkey ladder and other adventurous activities.They helped each other on the tricky, muddy and narrow track which had many thorny bushes.
They enjoyed sharing their snacks with their friends and teachers.
It was a wonderful and adventurous experience for the children.


Field Trip - Vidhan Sabha and visited the Infocity Resort

A field trip cum picnic was arranged for class 6 to Gujarat Vidhan Sabha at Gandhinagar on 18th December 2015.

205 students and 9 teachers got the opportunity to visit this historical place. Students were thrilled to know the proceedings of the house. They got to see the :

Legislative assembly at Gandhinagar,

Official Conference room in Vidhan Sabha and visited the Infocity Resort


Movie - The Good Dinosaur

Students of Lower Primary, classes 1-3, were taken for a movie 'The Good Dinosaur.' on 11th December '15.
The movie was about a baby dinosaur reuniting with his family. Children were imbibed with the values of family love, bonding and friendship.


Inter House Competition

22nd December '15

Raga ke Rang, Taal ke Sang"
Classical bandish fused with western and Indian Orchestra.
Emerald house presented Raga Alhaiya Bilawal.
Sapphire HOUSE Raga Kafi
Topaz House put up Raga Bhupali
Ruby House presented Vrindavani Sarang

All four houses gave us a very melodious morning. The judges were Ms. Mitali Natu renowned singer and Mr. Amit Kher an excellent rhythmist.
The winners :
1st- Topaz
2nd- Ruby
3rd- Emerald
4th- Sapphire.


Math Week

Report on GANIT Week (16th -22nd December, 2015)(Class VII-IX Category)

The following activities were done during the GANIT Week Celebration in memory of our great Mathematician Dr. Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan.

Day 1 : We had organized a Math Relay Race for classes 7to 8. Every child was involved in running this race. The classes were divided into groups of eight which comprised the team. The team worked in pairs. The first pair solved the first question and passed it to the next pair and so on to the last pair. The last pair ran with the solved questions and reached the finishing line. The winner was the team with the highest number of questions solved correctly in the least time.

Day 2 : Sudoku Puzzles were enjoyed by students of classes 7 to 9 on this day. Students who were otherwise not interested in the regular Math class took great interest in solving these puzzles.

Day 3 : There was immense excitement among the students of classes 9 and 10 as the task given to them on this day was to solve Math Murder Mysteries. Each class was divided in 4 groups of 8-10 students and were given 4 different murder mysteries to solve.

Day 4 : Students of classes 7 and 8 made brain storming Puzzles and they interchanged and solved the puzzles.

Our GANIT Week Celebration was extended to having the same activities even to our Non- Mathematics teachers.

Day 5 : Students of classes 11 and 12 presented different topics to students of classes 7 to 10 and had Interactive Sessions.

The topics presented were: Maths Paradoxes, Probability in Real Life, Infinity.

Day 6 : Students of classes 10 were given project of the topic Golden Ratio. Discussions were held on this ratio and its relevance to nature, art, etc were discussed.

It was a thrilling experience for all the students as well as the teachers. Students asked for such activities to be conducted frequently. Prizes were also given to the winning teams of group activities on the next day during the assembly. Students and teachers took part in all the activities whole-heartedly.



The students from class 11 who've chosen the subjects entrepreneurship, heritage crafts and political science visited the SEWA branch of Ahmedabad on 19th December. We interacted with various women workers and leaders who talked about the functioning of SEWA and its immense contribution towards empowering women. We learnt various methods by which SEWA helped the women and the different facilities that it provided like credit facilities, education, skill training, employment opportunities and even insurance for them and their families. We visited the bank and craft design workplace. Overall the trip was truly enlightening and inspirational.

The Sports day was held on 10th December 2015.

The Annual Sports day was held on 10th December 2015. Mr.Nimish Mankadiya, an ex-student of Navrachana School, Sama was the Chief Guest.
The Sports Day was enriched with March Past, Track and Field Events and Drills. Ruby House Emerged as the overall champions.

Annual Concert 2015

Saturday night was our Annual Concert 2015. "The return of Tikram and Chakram"; what an evening and what a show! Our students excelled on stage and off it, being involved in all aspects of the show.575 students rocked the stage. 120 students made up the orchestra group. This was an absolute in house production.

This Annual Concert had a very different social message to give. As one can literally see a concrete jungle springing up at a fast pace. Old beautiful architectural bungalows, havelis and sprawling mansions are disappearing and in its place, one now sees commercial hubs coming up and tall, cold, glass structures glaring down. We are losing our heritage buildings and our legacy.

The drama was presented in a comic setting, using ghosts as the characters and as a medium for communicating the message. The script was beautifully written and dialogue delivery was so apt and true to the character.
The music composition was soul stirring and suited every mood of the drama. Costumes, set designing and the lighting too were at its best. Needless to say, this was a total in- house production.

It was an honour to have Shri Rakesh Bedi as the Chief Guest, along with our Chairperson, SmtTejal Amin, other dignitaries, parents and well-wishers; all could be seen enjoying the evening's entertainment.



Mr. Rakesh Bedi

What a wonderful interactive session we had this morning 31st October, with Mr. Rakesh Bedi, eminent film actor, T. V. and theatre personality.

Mr. Bedi in an extremely simple yet innovative style imparted certain acting skills which not only help in reel life but also bring about a great level of confidence in real life.

His simple style, and endearing personality won over the children's hearts. His improvisation activities were a big hit with the participants. Enriching session Indeed!

A pictorial glimpse.


'Corporate Gandhi'- Shri Ratan Tata

Shri Ratan Tata was in Vadodara to receive the Sayaji Ratna Award on 1st December,2015 . This prestigious award was instituted by Baroda Management Association to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III and is given to those luminaries who displayed traits similar to those of Maharaja Sayajirao.

Navrachana Students Priyamvad Rai, Itisha Jha, Sristi Garg, Ritika lal, Foram Gohel, Shantanu, Pranav Shrimal, Utkarsh Chaturvedi and Manoj Muttala along with students from various schools and universities of Vadodara got a rare opportunity to interact with this inspirational personality. Mr. Tata himself requested for an informal interaction with the students. There were questions ranging from his student life to business ethics, giving an insight into his life and his method of conducting business.

The interaction was very fruitful for the students as they learnt the most important lessons of punctuality, honesty and not compromising on your principles under any condition, and the most important of all being humble and believing that anything is possible if you have the will and determination to achieve it.


Funfair 2015

Navrachana School Sama held the Funfair 2015 on 20th November 2015. The theme was
"Make In India". It was a grand success.


Clisong ceremoney - Navmun 2015

3rd October 2015
The 2 day committee sessions witnessed a gathering of 118 delegates from 21 schools. 4 committees had agendas ranging from money laundering to women rights to neglected tropical diseases. Every committee was given a crisis situation on the very 1st day.

In ECOSOC the delegates of France , Pakistan and Afghanistan were among the active participants. In UNWRC committee delegates of USA, Russia, and Saudi Arabia added the much needed momentum required to facilitate the debate. The International press deserves a special mention for reports & updates.

The Organising committee exhibited excellent communication skills during the process of registration of delegates and the mailing of necessary updates depending upon the demand of the hour. Preparation of delegate kits, laying out the committee rooms, making arrangements for the opening ceremony and organising the social evenings were agendas of the event management team.

Credits go to the Designing team who worked tirelessly under the able guidance of Mr. Deepak Mahakul our Visual Arts director. Aesthetics and creativity were at the helm with the designing of the navmun logo, the brochures, the banners, certificates, I cards, placards and labels for the delegate bottles. The Marshals and L.O.s along with the hospitality team played the perfect host functioning with regularity and punctuality. It was a delight to have one of the most erudite, knowledgeable and well-read Chief guests - Dr. Subroto Das for our Closing ceremony.


Navmun 2015- For a World in Peace, Not in Pieces

The maiden edition of NAVMUN or Navrachana Model United Nations started off with a bang and ended with a blast. The first day started with a grand opening ceremony that included a parade, cultural performances and informative speeches by the chief guests- Mr. P.C Pandey, Ex- Director General of Police and Mr. Rakesh Shankar, IAS. Then followed the garba event where people danced till their feet hurt.
With 4 committees- The United Nations Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, World Health Organization and the United Nations Women’s Rights Council consisting of 119 delegates of 21 schools from all over India, the conference was a great success. More than 80 students of the host school worked together in order to get the most out of the event.

The next two days were dedicated to quality debate and discussion. But along with educational affairs, there were fun events that took place on 2nd and 3rd October such as the street play- “Mujhe Kya?!” as well as the socials event (a soiree at Joraver Estate) where all the delegates interacted with each other. NAVMUN closed with a short and sweet closing ceremony where Dr. Subroto Das and his wife graced us with their presence as chief guests.

Navrachana School, Sama thanks all schools and individuals who took part in this endeavour and congratulates all the winners. Kudos to DPS, Gurgaon for winning the best delegation award. We extend our hearty gratitude to Shashank Sreedharan for his valuable contribution as the chair of the United Nations Security Council. It was an event to remember. Three days that we will always cherish and about which we can proudly say, “This Gandhi Jayanti, we took a step towards change.”


Sri M's visit to Navrachna School, Sama

ON 28th August 2015
Sri M's visit to Navrachna School, Sama.
Sri M visited Navrachna School Sama after completing the 16km long walk in Vadodara as a part of "Walk of Hope" on 28th August 2015

In his address to students he emphasized on vitality in both teachers and students. He said that education is a dialogue or discussion which shall promote peace, harmony and brotherhood globally.


Life Skills Education Training Programme

22nd August 2015
GyanSarovar- Life Skills Education Training Programme for Teachers and Principals.
A 1 day training programme on life skill education was conducted by Dr. JamilaFirdaus our senior psychologist for 55 teachers and principals under the GyanSarovar CBSE Forum



Visit to the prestigious & esteemed Music College of Baroda, Faculty of Performing Arts, MSU on 22-23 July by the Vocal Music students of std 11th, 12th & the students of DMA classes of 9th std ( vocal, instrumental n dance) Teacher accompanied the students were Ms Anjana Banerjee, Dr Chirayu Bhole & Ms Lekha Jagani. It was an enriching & a wonderful learning experience for our students. Special thanks to the teachers of Music College Mr Rajesh Kelkar, Mr Rahul Ranade, Mr Kedar Mukadam, Mr Janak Jasakiya & all the other teachers who were there throughout with our students & took the children to each n every faculty, classes & explained the cultural history of Music College n Baroda. Also told about the courses available at the Faculty of Performing Arts. Needless to say that the students enjoyed the visit thoroughly.


69th Independence Day Celebrated

The 69th Independence Day was celebrated with much gusto and enthusiasm with a full house turnout. Ms. Bijoya Baksi, Principal NSS unfurled the National flag and addressed the students. She emphasized the youth power and their role in nation building.

Council member Siddhant Buddhadev - Head community outreach too addressed the students.

The cultural programme too was beautifully rehearsed, it was a visual treat.



A team of 19 students from classes 6 to 12 lead by 3 coordinators Ms. MadhumeetaMajumdar, Ms. Gita Pathania and Ms. SuprabhaMenon left for Athens and there after Thessaloniki, Greece to represent India at the International Folk dance and music festival.

IHC Street Play

The Inter-House Street Play Competition'Ajab-GazabBimari'was conducted on 24th July 2015. Four topics 'MujheKya', 'ChaltaHai', 'HoJayega', 'Use Kaho'. The topics given by Ms.Kamna Gupta, Creative Director, were based on the attitudes that people show towards everyday issues. The originally scripted, beautifully staged, powerful and bold performances by students of Navrachana once again proved the immense talentthat our students possess. The scripts of the plays touched upon a plethora of relevant social issues along with a hint of comedy and satire. The energy and boldness portrayed by the students of all four houses brought to light the sensitivity of our students to social issues and attitudes.


Swearing Ceremony

The swearing in ceremony for the newly appointed and elected Student Council 2014 - 16 was held on 7.7.2015. 61 members ranging from the Junior Prefects to the Presidents were sworn in with the oath being administered by the Principal Ms. Bijoya Baksi. The ceremony was flavored with discipline, integrity, leadership and a sprinkling of confidence, grit and loyalty which found vent in the speeches of the Presidents Head Boy and Head Girl. The ceremony as usual stirred the hearts of one and all and came to a close with the School Song and the National Anthem being sung in chorous.

The Prize Distribution Ceremony

The Prize Distribution Ceremony for std X - XII was held on the 20th of June 2015.
Major General K Eswaran Commadant EME School Vadodara graced the occasion with his presence as the Chief Guest.
Ms Sonal Mishra IAS, Director GIPCL and Mr.Aalok Desai President NEXSA were the guests of honour.
Std XII:-
100 % attendance for 8 years goes to Kushang Tiwari

PTA Star Pupil - Rajas Tongaonkar
Special Achievers
1.Krupa Saraiya
2.Kritika Naithani
3.Arjun Tikadar

Pride of Navrachana
1. Jahnvi Patel
2.Purva Shah

These students cracked IIT - JEE Mains
Ziyali Shamsi
Poorva Agarwal
Parth Verma
Onkar Verma
Siddhanth Gangwal
Hitarth shah
Veeral Sheth
Karishma Wadhwany
Talib Bari




The International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students n teachers of Navrachana Sama under the able guidance of the yoga instructor and supportive presence of the principal, Mrs Baksi in the school quadrangle from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Each one present participated enthusiastically and with great vigour. The 'Shav Aasan' Om Vilom' etc created an environment of serenity n divinity.The meditation enabled each one to connect their inner self to d outer world, thus establishing 'Oneness of Life and nature'.



Navrachana triumphs yet again. At the Indian International Model United Nation hosted by Gujarat Public School, Navrachana Sama bagged 10 awards out of 36 as well as the "Best delegation trophy". There were 12 committees in the conference. Navrachana Sama was one of the most active school with 71 students at the IIMUN.

As we won the "Best delegation trophy, ours is the only school in Vadodara that is invited for the mega conference to be held Aamby Valley. We look forward to experience the competition and make another memory.

The winners are as follows
1.Vishwa Patel
2.Rushabh Jajodia
3.Rutvi Dhuvad
4.Manushi Bhatt
5.Sanchita Bhat
6.Aayush Shah
7.Jemit Parikh
8.Utkarsh Bajpai
9.Mrinali Jindal
10.Sahana Iyer


Creative Writing

Our school hosted a 'Creative Writing and Book Designing' Workshop for classes VI, VII, VIII & IX on 26th and 27th of June 2015 .This workshop was conducted by Mr. Aabid Surtiwho is a renowned personality in the field of creative writing, cartoon sketching & painting stories. For the last seven years he has been working as a Water Warrior in Mumbai and his logo is 'Save Water – Save India – Save Earth' He spreads awareness among people through his sketches and stories and for that he works with school children . Through this program, our aim is to provide students, the unique opportunity of enhancing their creative skills through scriptwriting in both Hindi & English and painting.

Aabid Surti is a National Award-winning Indian author who has earned accolades within India and abroad as a painter, author, cartoonist, journalist, environmentalist, playwright and screenwriter besides being a "one-man" NGO out to save every drop of water. He received the National Award from the Government of India in 1993 for one of his books. He has written more than 80 books, including 45 novels, 10 short story collections and 7 plays.

The first day Mr. Surti oriented the children by showing them his cartoon films and talking about his experiences. He paired them into partners and allotted one partner the job of writing the story and other was supposed to illustrate it. The creativity of students was at its peak, they came up with beautiful stories and illustrations much to the awe of Mr Surti himself.

On the second day children created the cover page of the book which will carry the children's work that they did during this workshop. The title of the book given by children is "".

Mr Surti took up stories of students and personally went through the content, guiding and refining their creativity. Students were thoroughly satisfied and proud of their work. The air was filled with the happy buzzing aura of creativity. Children asked Mr. Surti... "Sir ab aap dobara kab aayenge" !


interhouse drama competition -class vii-x

1st Inter House Hindi Drama Comp. for classes VII to X was held on 1st May. Topic were chosen from pauranik charit gatha..
Bhakt Prahlad,
Dhruv tara,
Eklavya &
Lav Kush.
Topaz House stood 1st , and
Sapphire stood 2nd.
Children liked the topics.

Work shop on Ethics in Education

A half day Training Program was conducted for Teachers on "Ethics in Education" by Professor Pushpanadham from Faculty of Education and Psychology, MSU on 2nd May, 2015.

CBSE-National Science Exhibition


Global Young Leaders Conference

Global Young Leaders Conference
Our student Siddhant Buddhdev ( PRESIDENT – Community Outreach ) is participating in Global Young Leaders Conference during 8th June – 17th June.

GYLC is a leadership program organised by Envision EMI Co. in affiliation to/with George Mason University. The program focuses on developing leadership and debating skills of the participants by holding various events like UNSC Simulations and discussions on trending World affairs in areas like world peace, economic and political issues.

Places to be covered/to be visited:
1) Washington D.C.
2) New York City


The Sai Foundation managed by Mrs. Madhumita Pujari organized a smart lite camp for the under priviledged children of the municipal school Atladra.

A 12 day camp aimed at teaching the children basic English through playway method. Classess on art an craft were also conducted( they were taught make paper bags and lot more)

Sessions for puppetry was also conducted..

Mrs. Rizwana Sohel, Mrs. Deepti Srivastav and Mrs. Jaisy vergese were given the opportunity from the school to contribute for the cause.



Navrachana Sama celebrated the International Girls in ICT Day along with Oracle Academy on 23rd April 2015.
Navrachana Sama celebrated the International Girls in ICT Day along with Oracle Academy on 23rd April 2015. The celebration was a real time in a virtual format using Cisco Webex.

Mr.Tushar Upadhyay, Mr. Kapil Kharbanda and Ms.Palak Vanjani lead the session by connecting on Cisco Webex with Oracle Academy. 27 girls from class X participated in the live webcast from Oracle academy between 09:15 am to 12:45 pm. The initiative was aimed at:

  1. Encouraging girls to pursue studies and careers in ICT by providing an insight into diverse careers in the field of ICT.
  2. Enabling girls to become ICT creators by developing their interest in programming and gaming in a fun way.
  3. Motivating girls to think big, achieve big and take up leadership positions in life.
  4. Bringing inspiration to the table by having girls interact with women in position of pre-eminence.
  5. Making a concerted effort in enhancing the digital literacy among girls by engaging them in exciting hands-on activities.


Valedictory function 2014-15
The graduation ceremony of the outgoing batch of 2014-15 was celebrated with great aplomb. The chief Guest of the evening was Mr. S. R. Malik Principal Commissioner Income Tax. Guests of Honour were our very own ex-students Flt. Lt. Jigar Dalsania and Mr. Prakhar Sharma. They spoke to students in a very down to earth manner, which came straight from the heart.

This was largest batch of graduating students with 270 students. The ovation! Principal, Guests of Honor and Chief Guest gave their address, alongwith outgoing president, head girl and head boy.

The graduating batch was blessed on Stage and received their certificates. The evening revelries continued till late with a grand dinner for all students, parents and guests. students were divided into categories according to their strengths and their profiles were read by teachers. The groups were called Trailblazers,Livewires, Avant Garde, Best Sellers, Baazigars, Technoblasters, Fast and Furious and Special 31.

Each teacher described her students, which was supported by an exciting and funny AV presentation of the students, and this added a flavour of fun and smiles all around. The grade 11 students put up a mesmerising dance performance, with a jugalbandhi of Bharatnatyam and Kathak, ably supported by our school musician-students and teachers. It was brilliant and got a standing

“TRIP to the World Book Fair 2015”
Padma Shree Ashok Chakradhar, renowned Hindi ‘Hasya Kavi’ Pankaj Thapa , the great cartoonist from Sikkim Mr. Abid Surti, famous storyteller from Mumbai.… Children took part in Story telling Workshop Students with Singapore writer Sussane.
Ms. Kamna Gupta with students at the World Book Fair        
A team of 4 students Anand Shah, Ruchika Ganwani (Std. 8th ) , Meghan Shah, Utkarsh (Std 7th) along with their teacher Ms. Kamna Gupta visited World Book Fair Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14.2.15 to 17.2.15. They got the opportunity to interact with renowned personalities associated with literature like Susanna Goho Quek ( an Artist,Author & Curater ) from Singapore ,Mr. Pankaj Thapa (famous cartoonist) from Sikkim, Renowned Hindi ‘Hasya Kavi’ Padmshree Dr. Ashok Chakradhar, Mr  Abid Surti ( Story teller & Artist) from Mumbai . This entire experience left them spellbound. These Avid readers were besotted  and were awed by the entire display of innumerable books. This proved to be a life time experience for all of them.

The lower primary celebrated the ‘Strengthening Bonds Day’ on 7th February 2015. It was an evening of bonding, fun and frolic with the little ones showcasing their versatility and talents to the awestruck parents. Whether it was Queen of Sheeba or Antakshri, parents participated enthusiastically. An evening spent well living upto the ethos of what Navrachana stands for and in the memory of our founder Smt. Savita Ben Amin.
1 ) Queen of Sheeba - The ‘queen’ demands and we oblige.
2 ) Antakshri - Mile sur mera tumhara.
3 ) Bollywood comes alive - There is an actor within everyone.
4 ) Masters of Ceremonies - The confident orators of Navrachana.
5 ) Choir - Singing out of joy
6 ) Orchestra - Scintillating performance by our budding musicians.
7) Dance - School ki ghanti baj gayi, chalo school chale hum.
8 ) Quiz - Put on your thinking bandanas-It is quiz time now.
9 ) Ramp Walk - Lighting up the stage with the attires.
10) Action song - Shaking a leg to the music.
11) Hindi poem - Aao kavita sunayen
12 ) Group English song - Songs some high notes and some low notes but always a beautiful melody.
13 ) The Beaming Prize Winners

Inter – House Flower Arrangement Competition" & "Inter House IT Quiz Competition
Inter House IT Quiz Competition
(Upper Primary Std. IV, V, VI) 2014-15
Date: 18th February  2015
Rules for selection round:
1. A selection round was conducted by the computer teachers wherein the finalists were selected
2. 3 finalists from classes IV, V & VI are going in for the Final round.
3.The team for the final round has be formed by selecting the student who have scored maximum      
points/marks from each class (IV, V & VI) of respective house.
4. AIM: The quiz was aimed at developing analytical and lateral thinking skills of the students.
5.CONTENT: The quiz will revolve around basic computer fundamentals, information, communication and technology. It will cover history of computers to the latest trends in the Information and Technology field, famous I.T. personalities and their contribution to the I.T. industry.

Inter – House Flower Arrangement Competition
Dated: 31st January 2015
  1. The Flower arrangement competition 2014-15 is scheduled for 31st January 2015.
  2. The participants will be working individually.
  3. Open to all students.
  4. Three best entries from each house will be screened for final judgment on that day.
  5. Duration for preparation is one and half hour i.e. from 8.00 am to 9.30 am.
  6. All the materials (Flower vase, table cloth, pin holder, scissors, flowers, water bottles, foliage etc.) should be brought by the participants.
  7. Flowers and foliage should be brought in their natural forms. (No dry arrangement)
  8. Use of garden flowers/indigenous variety of flowers will be appreciated. Avoid use of expensive and exotic flowers.
  9. Tips for the ‘Flower arrangement competition’
    • Maintain cleanliness while and after working.
    • Arrange flowers and foliage in an appropriate vase.
    • Use water to keep flowers fresh.
    • Height of the arrangement should be one and half times than the vase.
    • Do not use candles close to the flower.


Katha Utsav 2015

E-Waste Management Programme

Sports Day 2014


Funfair 2014
Navrachana Sama, Funfair was held on Saturday, 8th November ’14 on the School Grounds. Our theme this year was “Magical Terrains” which centred around the picturesque topography of different regions of India i.e Mountains, Coastal areas, Plains and Deserts. Exciting prizes were given away awith an extravagant gathering of almost 10,000 people. As always the highlight of the Funfair was FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Career Fest
A two-day Career Fest was organised at Navrachana School Sama from 30th Sept-1st Oct for the students of Classes IX-XII and their parents.

The fest included a Parenting Session by Ms. Ami Patel, Clinical Therapist and Career Guidance Expert from New York as well as career talks on various professions by Eminent personalities and experts from the field of education and different vocations. Students had the pleasure of listening to and interacting with personalities like Mr. Animesh Bhatt from Times of India, Dr.Priya Nair from Flame, Pune, Fashion Stylist Ms. Mitali Ambekar from Pune, Mr. Srinath Achar from JSHM, Ms. Rini Varghese from Indian Airforce, Mr. Ragnesh Kathalia from RCA music school and Mr. Prakash Gowdikar, film maker, to name a few.

Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign
On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign - a drive to inculcate cleanliness of their surroundings in children at the school level to increase civic awareness. Our Navrachana School, Sama students took this opportunity to include "Vaishnav Jan and Ram Dhun-Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram", some of Gandhiji's favorite songs, in their morning prayers. The prayers were followed by a cleaning activity in the school, which students undertook with a lot of positivity and great zeal.

Empowerment- The need of the Hour.
Workshop on "Empowerment- The need of the Hour."
Navracha School, Sama had the pleasure of having Swami Nikhileshwaranand to talk to our teachers on "Empowerment- The need of the Hour." The enrichment program was organised on 25th September'14.

Joy of Giving
The Community Service Club of Navrachana School Sama, initiated the programme 'The Joy Of Giving' on Friday. This was conducted under the mentorship of Mr. Ghanshyam Pandey, Ms. Moushumi Datta, and Ms. Raksha Sisodia with the students of the club from classes 4 to 10. Clothes, blankets, bedsheets, dry ration and utensils were distributed to the flood affected families of Sama area.

live band performance for Class XI on 20th August, 2014.
Navrachana School, Sama organized a live band performance for Class XI on 20th August, 2014. The Live Jam Group from Delhi conducted a one hour Musical and Theatre Performance through which they sensitized the youths of today about various social issues and self image.

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony - Class VII - IX

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony - Class IV - VI

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony - Class I - III

Valedictory function - Batch 2013-14


Human Chain

Come Navrachanites, Lets join the Human Chain on Sunday, 27th April, 2014 at 6:00pm at Vuda Circle and pledge to VOTE for a better future and a brighter tomorrow!


Sports Day and a Dental Check
Sports Day and a Dental Check-up Camp for Aanganwadi students was organized by the Community Service Club. Cricket Match involving Navprerna - Navrachana students was also held. The students participated in good numbers and the initiative was a big success

Regional Level Science Exhibition - 24th, 25th & 26th April, 2014

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Baroda Prints

Khadi Gram Udyog

With Compliments-
Navrachana School,  Sama Road, Vadodara
Ph. 0265 – 2791643 / 2783766, Fax – 0265 – 2780451, e-mail :,


Teacher’s Enrichment Programme

Teacher’s nrichment Programme on
Dr. Dhaval Mody, Adolescent Expert, Director - Vrudhi Research Foundation, Mumbai

Improving Teen Mental Health Workshop was conducted by Dr. Dhaval Mody on 2nd April 2014 at Navrachana School, Sama. The first session focused on Handling Teen Issues and the second session stressed on Effective Classroom strategies. The aspects of the workshop included Understanding the problem, treatment, Steps to be taken, observing warning signs, Teacher Development, Types of Mental Health Problems, Referral process and Talking to parents.  The workshop commenced with Dr. Mody questioning the teachers on issues faced by them in classrooms and stating that teachers need to be more careful now and be in sync with the social changes. Dr. Mody also sressed on the fact that teachers should not tolerate indiscipline but understand their students. Better understanding of the students would enable them to deal with problems effectively.


Navrachana school Hindi Department organized a Hindi Karyashala on 26.2.14.
Topic – Aaj ke sandarbh mai Hindi Bhasha ki Chunautiyan Aur Bollywood ki Hindi ke prabhav se bachchon ko bachana.
Faculty – Dr. Hemant Kukreti ( Associate Professor in Delhi University)


Happy Women's Day 2014

Navrachna Education Inaugural Program of "Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations"

Annual Concert 2014