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MISSION

All the activities are directed to fulfill our mission that is "To facilitate Physical, Moral, Social and Academic development of children, enabling them to become conscientious & contributing human beings who will make world a better place.

Vision

EVERY CHILD BELONGS TO A FAMILY AND GROW WITH LOVE RESPECT AND SECURITY.

Achievement 2020-21

ACHIEVEMENTS OF HERMANN GMEINER SCHOOL JAMMU SESSION 2020-21 • Inter-house Hindi Poem recitation competition for C1 and C2 category on Thursday (07.05.2020) was nicely held on zoom. All participants from each category and each house participated and some teachers were connected including judges. Parents and students enjoyed the activity. • An online biggest dance competition was held on 07.05.2020 organized by BURN A TON. 25 participants from the SOS HGS JAMMU had participated. • An inter-house online (live demonstration) activity on the topic “survival measures during COVID-19 pandemic” for C2 category was held on 15.05.2020 on zoom. • An online essay and painting competition on the theme” Our Solution are in nature” and topic “SAFEGUARDING JAMMU AND KASHMIR BIODIVERSITY-WAKE UP CALL IN PREVAILING PANDEMIC CRISIS “organized by Jammu and Kashmir Forest Research Institute Government of Jammu and Kashmir (UT) was held from 19.05.2020 to 21.05.2020. 19 students in essay competition and 06 students in painting competition were participated from school. • An online poster and painting design competition on the theme” COVID 19” was held during week. Students from class VI to X were participated. • An inter-house online English Debate competition on the topic” Lockdown is mandatory during corona period” for C3 category was held on Friday (22.05.2020). • An inter-house online English Debate competition on the topic” Effect of lockdown on student's life” for C4 category was held on Thursday 28.05.2020. • An inter-house Bhakti song competition for C1 and C2 categories was held on Thursday 04/06/2020. • Inter house poster making competition on the topic “Environment Change “was held on 05/06/2020(Friday). • An inter-house “Online plantation demonstration activity” for C1 category was held on Thursday (23.07.2020) and for C2 category was held today (24.07.2020). Students planted the sapling with some dialogues. • An inter-house “Online plantation demonstration activity” for C1 category was held on Thursday (24.07.2020). Students and teachers participated the activity enthusiastically. • SOS HGS, Jammu celebrated the 74th Independence Day by the customary hoisting of the National Flag and a speech by the principal Mr.R K Dhar. Every class teacher conducted national anthem ceremony virtually on various platforms such as WebEx, zoom and google meet. The activity group also shared a video on the YouTube channel and uploaded the photos on Facebook. • On August 12, 2020, SOS HGS, Jammu organized a virtual celebration of Janmashtami, which flowered into a grand success, owing to the zealous participation of students and teachers. A colorful dance performance by students dressed up as Krishna and gopikas added to the delight. The activity group also shared the videos and photos on Facebook. • Students participated in various activities such as rakhi making in their online classes to celebrate RakshaBandhan on 01.08.2020. Colorfulrakhis were made in class under the guidance of their teachers and parents. Children enthusiastically participated in the activity. The activity group also shared the videos and photos on Facebook. • Students celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi virtually. Students enjoyed the day with their families by chanting hymns, drawing, painting, and narrating stories based on the theme of the day. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, students expressed their devotion to Lord Ganesha. Principal appreciated the joint efforts of students, teachers, and parents. The activity group also shared a video on the youtube channel and uploaded the photos on Facebook. • Dancing superstar conducted in July and result was declared on 1st of august. 9 students gotselected from junior and senior category for grand finale after selection in first and second round. • Korean Essay writing competition was held online in which 40 students from class (VI to XII) of school participated and submitted their essays via email. • SOS HGS, Jammu celebrated the teacher’s day on 5th September, 2020.PrincipalMr. R K Dhar addressed the students and staff by audio message. He expressed his views on importance of student teacher relationship and positive learning environment for the students. Class teachers with students celebrated the activityvirtually on zoom and google meet. The students participated enthusiastically in various activities like speeches, dances etc. Photos and videos are also shared on YouTube channel. • An inter-house “online Hindi debate competitionfor C4 category was held on 16.09.2020 on google meet. Two students from each house had participated. Photos and videos are also shared on YouTube channel. • Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated on October 7, 2020 virtual platform in which children presented speeches, Dances, Skitson virtual platform

Secretary General



Mr Sumanta Kar - Secretary General

SOS Children’s Villages of India

Mr Sumanta Kar is the Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), one of India’s biggest childcare NGOs and the largest self-implementing agency providing an end-to-end Group Foster Care for children without parental care.

Mr Kar has over 30 years of experience in the field of alternative care. He joined SOSCVI in 1989 as a youth co-worker. Mr Kar has conceptualised and implemented several development projects at SOSCVI. He led SOSCVI’s tsunami operation in the southern states of India (2004-2007) - it was the largest ever-emergency programme undertaken by the NGO so far.

Message:

Education at SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools has always meant Holistic Development of a student – we believe that each child entrusted to us will receive education in his finest form. We also believe that Education is a preparation for life, that is enjoyable, interactive and an ongoing process to make the students confident young adults, committed citizens who are aware & sensitive with a positive attitude.

As a part of this continued adaptation into larger eco-system and nation building, all our Hermann Gmeiner Schools have been actively engaged in relating to; understanding and working with communities around our schools. We see this more as character building than mere social service. Child safeguarding remains a top priority and children are nurtured through a theme-based curriculum and experiential learning.

Our teachers and Principals play a pivotal role in the development of each child. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, who leave a lasting footprint in whatever profession they choose to pursue. We are also thankful to the parents of our students for their very active support and faith in us.

I congratulate all the students, teachers and Principals of SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools for the remarkable academic results achieved in 2020 and for consistently raising the bar for ourselves year after year. It is a matter of pride for us to be a part of this exemplary and committed group of schools, which truly exist for the children and their holistic transformation.’’ May every child shine and realize her/his full potential and follow her/his dreams.”