NEWS & EVENTS
Our Hearts are Enkindled with His Love - Heal the World!
Posted June 07, 2021
"When we converse with God each day, our love for Him grows stronger, and we feel closer to Him. Our hearts are enkindled with His love, and our souls become joyful. God loves us more than we can possibly imagine. We pray at times of difficulty and at times of great gladness! "
As a beautiful endeavour to instil in the hearts of students love for prayer, which is a conversation with God and to deepen their understanding about its infinite power to uplift humanity from the throes of disaster, special interactive devotional gatherings titled, ‘Heal the World’ were initiated by New Era High School. In this venture over 29 groups of people from across the world, all the staff members of NEHS and its 800 students prayed fervently for mercy and protection. All were called upon to beseech the Almighty daily for the wellbeing and good health of the entire world grappling with the pandemic. The concept of prayers was shared with them along with a special healing prayer in four different languages to be chanted daily to draw healing and protection for the entire New Era family and the world at large.
Striving to Walk on the Path of Excellence.
Posted June 07, 2021
The students of Class XII energetically rose to the occasion when the entire country was under lock down, gearing themselves for selfless service at the wake of the postponement of board exams.Seventeen proactive students of Class XII Science and Commerce diligently embarked upon a spiritual empowerment camp based on the book ‘Learning About Excellence’ on (date)
Earlier, they had returned home after a sudden rush on April 18, 2021 due to the aforesaid announcement by CBSE. While many of the youth might have become lackadaisical and would have taken up this period for relaxation and mundane activities, the youth of New Era decided to devote time for the betterment of the world by lovingly guiding 128 junior youth of Class VIII.
They studied the book ‘Learning About Excellence’which is about enhancing the moral and spiritual empowerment of the youth, dedicated to three levels of study. Each level has texts in the areas of language, mathematics and science, as well as those focused on the challenges of living in present-day society. It is hoped that in its entirety, the series will provide young people with the elements of a conceptual framework that will guide their choices and actions as they mature into adults.
Apart from attempting the interesting exercises in the book, the junior youth guided by their animators,performed relevant activities like making thanksgiving cards for their parents.A few activities like flower making and origami were introduced to the junior youth where they tried their hands on craft. A ladder activity depicted the importance of gaining knowledge of the physical universe and understanding spiritual realities.
The junior youth also portrayed their family members with a specific quality of each, making a digital collage as well as a family tree. They stated their goals in life and showed that they would achieve them through hard-work and dedication. Part 4 of the book focused on a number of lessons on spiritual excellence wherein the junior youth wrote down quotations in a calligraphic style and shared their insights on the same.
Thus, what could have been a non-productive and low-slung period of their lives, transformed into a blessed time full of vigour and joy for Class XII students as well as their junior youth group giving them a gentle reprieve as well as a meaningful recourse.
Envisioning the Junior Youth's Capacity!
Posted June 11, 2021
“Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope! Through the spirit of power confirm Thou me in my cause, O my Best-Beloved, and by the light of Thy glory reveal unto me Thy path, O Thou the goal of my desire!”
‘Glimmerings of Hope’ is a book that envisions the Junior Youth's capacity to make their choices in life with conviction and potency. The book was studied online with Class VII with the help of experienced animators in April during the period of lock-down. Over the course of twelve readings, Glimmerings of Hope tells the story of Kibomi, a 12-year-old from a small village in Africa who sets out to find his sister in another city after their parents fall victim to violent civil strife. Throughout his journey, Kibomi is presented with a number of opportunities to analyze prevailing social tides and begins to see the implications of the choices he makes. The exercises help junior youth from every background think about how the understanding gained by Kibomi on his journey pertains to their own lives.
It was an insightful study that involved the Junior Youth during the lock-down period in the country. Interesting activities and particularly meaningful quotations about the choices that they would make regarding their lives in future were shared with them. Art activities were also included which comprised of cartoons games and animated videos mastered by them. Brainstorming activities like making the family tree and adopting safety measures such as washing hands were included to make their session an enjoyable one. The junior youth engaged in learning prayers and also many of them offered prayers along with their families during home stay.
The study of quotations enhanced their spiritual knowledge and engaged them in a path towards leading a virtuous life. Thus, rather than brooding over the lock-down, the junior youth were filled with hope about the possibilities that life offers when one moves forward with unshakeable faith.
The Eloquent Evenings!
Posted February 12, 2021
The Eloquent Evenings!
“O ye loved ones of God! Drink your fill from the wellspring of wisdom, and soar ye in the atmosphere of wisdom, and speak forth with wisdom and eloquence.” – Baha’u’llah
While the world found itself under the spell of a debilitating pandemic, the students of NEHS spurred on by their language teachers, rose above all tribulations and participated in a series of eloquent events held virtually on October 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 09, 2020 for the students of Classes VI to XII.
The articulate evenings were preceded by the selection of literary pieces and excerpts from Holy Writings selected by the teachers of English and Second Languages: French, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. These aficionados of language and literature spent a week recording the literary pieces with exemplary renderings which in the words of a teacher of English, “served as the right tool to grasp the required intonations, pronunciations, expressions, stress and pauses” for the purpose of training the students after which they were to receive the videos of the students’ performances to be reviewed.
The second round comprised of the class presentations followed by the peer review round which included the feedback by the listeners. After this meticulous process, the front-runners were selected for the final Elocution presentation. The efforts of all the students who participated earnestly in the first two rounds were equally appreciated.
Given below are the thoughts shared by mentors from the English and S.L Faculties about the succession of graceful events:
“The participants put in their heart and soul into their performances which was visible in the appreciation by the parents and teachers present during the event.”
“The students did a wonderful job of using facial expressions and just a few hand gestures to recite, narrate and emote. The characters seemed to have come alive in the poems and the stories. Not unlike the school auditorium, the virtual platform echoed with the spectacular diction, intonation, lyrics and the emotions of the participants. Another feather in the cap was the inclusion of the second languages in the elocution. The anchors very confidently interwove the various participants into an impressive and sparkling evening of eloquence.”
“Preparing children to speak eloquently is a way of motivating them to overcome their fear of public speaking. The students were encouraged to participate in elocution to instil a sense of confidence in them. The pandemic has confined the students to their homes for almost eight months and that could have proved detrimental to the young generation. The ability to speak on a virtual platform enabled them to shed their inhibitions and come forward to speak eloquently and confidently on pieces penned by renowned literary personalities in the world. The evening saw an array of performances by the budding speakers who will surely revolutionize a whole generation by their capacity. The words of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá encapsulated the wisdom that is necessary for the present times as did the words of the authors, poets and world leaders. The melodious poems and silken speeches all denoted the power and capabilities of these students who fearlessly expressed themselves and won the hearts of the virtual audience comprising of their parents, teachers and friends.”
“As every cloud has a silver lining, the purpose of elocution, especially during the current pandemic was to give the students a platform and motivate them to display their oratory skills which are pivotal for their personality development. In spite of the absence of the school auditorium, the participants hit the nail on the head with their eloquence and marvellous performances. After a long journey of online practice sessions with their mentors and at home the participants performed with great poise, rendered voice modulations, diction, articulation, enunciation, used gestures while narrating the excepts, set the audience spell bound and relived the characters. Some of them even dressed up as their characters…!”
In the words of one of the teachers from the S.L. faculty, “This was a very proud moment for their parents and for me being their teacher. I feel extremely grateful for having such intelligent students with me. The parents have appreciated the efforts and they were very happy.”
This was an observation about the presence of parents, “The parents were greatly thanked for sparing valuable time to witness the elocution. Their presence was indeed very encouraging to all the participants. The parents expressed their views and showered the students and teachers with praise for their efforts and the immense hard work put in to make the event a great success.”
It is noteworthy to mention that the students surpassed themselves not just by their eloquence but also by their elegant formal outfits, power-point presentations, background music, their strikingly vibrant, dramatic and creative virtual and physical backgrounds which resonated the themes of their renditions and were a cherry on the cake!
The Divine Educators, authors, world leaders and poets would have been filled with pride if they would have heard the students render their work with such great conviction, confidence and coherence! William Shakespeare would have definitely said, “All’s well that ends well!”
Please click the link below and select the video of your specific class:
Update on new academic year 2020-21
Posted April 19, 2020
Keeping the well-being of the students, parents and staff at the centre of decision making, the last academic year 2019-2020 ended smoothly but at an earlier date, for which New Era High School is grateful for the outstanding support of all.
Being confident of your faith in the decisions of the school and looking at the current scenario in India, there is an announcement by the school administration for the new academic year 2020-21.
The same is available both in English as well as in Hindi language for your comfort. Please click the preferred language button below to access the same.
* Events for Calendar year 2021-22 is mentiontion below
TUE APR 20
- First Day of Ridvan
THUR APR 21, 8:00 AM
- Academic Year 2021-22 commences online for Classes I-X and XII
- Parents’ Orientation for Class XII.
THUR APR 22, 5:00 PM (Tentative)
- Parents’ Orientation for Class X
FRI APR 23, 5:00 PM (Tentative)
- Parents’ Orientation for Class IX
WED APR 28
- Ninth Day of Ridvan
THUR APR 29, 28 3:00 PM
- Parents’ Orientation -Class I to Class V. (parents of newly joined students only)
SAT MAY 01, 29
- Twelfth Day of Ridvan.
- Maharashtra Day.
MON MAY 03, 31 3:00 PM (tentative)
- New Students’ Orientation Programme for Classes VII –IX begins.
SAT MAY 08, NOV 2 , 3 3:00 PM
-New Students’ Orientation Programme for Classes VII –IX ends.
- Parents’ Gathering for Classes VII –IX. (parents of newly joined students)
FRI May 14,
- Ramzan Eid
WED MAY 19, 03:00 PM
- New Students’ Orientation Programme for Classes I-VI begins.
SAT MAY 22, 03:00 PM
- New Students’ Orientation Programme for Classes I-VI ends.
- Parents’ Gathering for Classes I-VI.(parents of newly joined students only)
SUN MAY 23
- Anniversary of the Declaration of The Báb.
MON MAY 24, 8:00 AM
- Art and Yoga Workshops for Classes VI-IX commences.
FRI MAY 28, 8:00 AM
- Commemoration of the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh.
TUE JUNE 01, 8:00 AM
- Adolescence Education Workshop for Classes VI-IX.
FRI JUNE 04, 8:00 AM
- Annual Appreciation Day for Primary commences.
MON JUNE 28, 8:00 AM
- Periodic Test I for Classes I- X and XII begins.
MON JUNE 30, 8:00 AM
- Periodic Test I for Classes I- X and XII ends.
TUE JULY 06, 8:00 AM
- Camp for Class X begins.
THU JULY 08, 12:00 PM
- Camp for Class X ends.
FRI JULY 09
- Commemoration of the Ascension of The Báb.
MON JULY 12, 8:00 AM
- Camp for Class XI begins.
- SMS of Periodic Test I results.
SAT JULY 17, 2:00 PM
- Camp for Class XI ends.
- Parents’ Gathering for Class XI.
MON JULY 19, 4:00 PM
- Online PTM for Classes I – XII commences.
FRI JULY 30, 8:00 AM
- Enrichment Events of First and Second Languages for Classes I- XII.
SAT JULY 31, 8:00 AM
- Spelling Bee for Classes I-V.
SUN AUG 01
- School 76th Foundation Day
THUR AUG 05, 8:00 AM
- Dramatics for Secondary and Senior Secondary.
FRI AUG 06, 4:00 PM
- Annual Appreciation Day for Middle School, Secondary and Senior Secondary.
- Penmanship for Classes I-V.
SAT AUG 07, 4:00 PM
- Monsoon Vacation begins.
MON SEPT 13, 8:00 AM
- Classes resume after Monsoon Vacation.