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  • School Update
    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Dear All, World over, Covid-19 has wreaked havoc and countries are grappling to control the virus. The spread of the infection across India has become a concern for every citizen. From the very start, Welham Girls’ School took all necessary precautions to keep the deadly virus at bay and keeping the students and staff safe . From minimising incoming and outgoing traffic to disinfecting the campus and making sanitizers available to one and all, the school administration kept a close watch on new developments. With the first case detected in the state, students were sent home with their parents. As soon as the ICSE examinations were postponed for Class X and XII, the remaining boarders were also sent and the school announced closure for all staff. We are hoping and praying the virus is contained at the earliest and life returns to normal. In the meanwhile, please take all necessary precautions and follow the regulations as advised by the government. The school is currently shut until further notice. God bless!

  • Welham Girls’ School celebrates its 63rd birthday
    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    We are a year older! The whole school celebrated the 63rd school birthday on 1st February with the same joy and enthusiasm it does every year. The day held special meaning for the nominee student body as the Captain, Sports Captain, House-Captains and School Officials for 2020-21 was announced. In the evening, the solemn Investiture ceremony brought both smiles and tears as the outgoing class lit the candle for the incoming SC class. Dr. Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Welham Boys’ School, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. She spoke to the new Captains and addressed the audience. She said that leadership comes from example and a leader must have integrity and strive to win the respect of people. She also applauded the school for the wonderful ceremony which brought her memories as the school captain back.

  • Welham cooks up a storm at National Cooking Competition
    Friday, February 7, 2020

    Eleven students from Welham participated in the National Cooking Competition held at Udaipur on 27th and 28th January. Gaurisa Dhawan and Nandita Gupta were shortlisted for the Final round and stood 2nd in their categories. Gaurisa had made Nargisi Kofta curry and Nandita Gupta made sandwich Dhokla. They were both awarded a cheque of Rs 5000/- each, recipe books and a Silver medal for their efforts. The competition was judged by Chef Vicky Ratnani, Ms.Mugadha Khare (IHM Mumbai) and Chef Sanjeev Sharma.

  • Trip to Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    On 2th February, on the occasion of the World Wetland Day, 39 girls of class VII along with four teachers, visited Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve in Haridwar district for a day-long excursion along with an expert ornithologist Mr Gurpreet Singh from the Wildlife Institute of India. They were divided into two groups, one group of 20 girls went to the swamp to observe the wetland birds and the swamp deer and the other group went to along the Ganga River and observed the riverine and forest bird diversity. Students were assigned worksheets based on their field trip. It was extremely informative and exciting field trip.

  • Inter-House Math-e-Magician quiz a fun event
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    The Mathematics Department conducted the Inter-House Math-e-Magician Quiz Competition for Junior School on 28th January, 2020. The quiz was conducted in association with NIIT. It comprised of 4 rounds -– Tick a Topic, Games 24, Buzzer round and Rapid Fire. In an exciting final round, Woodpeckers House emerged as the winner.

  • Welham celebrates India`s achievements this Republic Day
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    The Republic Day celebrations this year reverberated with the pride and patriotism. A solemn programme, the event started with a Hindi patriotic poem recitation by BII students. It was followed by an enchanting sitar recital. Hansika Nath, a PreSc student, made an impressive speech on how the country is pioneering in a number of fields and has made impressive progress since Independence, a fact most of us don’t even know. She urged the students to practice inclusivity within the school and do their bit. Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam unfurled the flag and reiterated the same thoughts. She also read out excerpts from Dr. Radhakrishna’s speech which spoke about how a nation must be built on the pillar of justice and fairness. The sound of the national anthem touched each one present and ended with the distribution of ladoos!

  • Talk by Prof. S. Ramnath
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    On January 25, 2020, a presentation on US admissions was organised for students of Grade XI. Dr Sundaresh Ramanath, Associate Professor at Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami, was the resource person and gave inputs on things to keep in mind while choosing college, completing the application, what makes a good application etc. A Charted Accountant and PhD in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. in Accounting Science from Northern Illinois University, USA, Mr Ramnath has more than two decades of teaching experience in prestigious US universities like Georgetown University, Rice University and the University of Miami. He also answered students' queries and gave insights into careers related to Finance and accounting.

  • IAYP Gold Residential to Devalsari, Uttarakhand
    Tuesday, December 24, 2019

    Thirty students of Class XI visited Devalsari for a 5-day IAYP gold residential programme. The students went on nature trails, did birdwatching and attended a bee-keeping session by apiarist expert Arun Gaur. They also visited a nearby village to see traditional bee hives on the walls of several homes. The students undertook day hikes to Gudiappa mountain which passes through through deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. They indulged in a village walk and 'gupshap' with Gharwali families.

  • Downe House, UK, students visit WGS on student exchange
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    s a part of the Exchange Programme between Welham Girls’ School and Downe House, UK, two girls - Honor Mathews and Mathilda Singer – visited India in the third week of October. They visited various heritage sites such as the Taj Mahal and Lotus Temple in Delhi and Agra. They celebrated Diwali with their reciprocal exchanges and host families. They also stayed on the campus for a week where they tried their hand at pottery, Tie and Dye and Indian Cooking. They attended a few academic classes of their choice and managed to pick a few sentences in Hindi! They shared they had an enthralling experience and are looking forward to visit India again.

  • WGS students have a memorable trip to Scone Grammar, Australia
    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Prisha Minocha and Khushi Goel, students of Class XI, visited Scone Grammar School in New South Wales in Australia in October on a student exchange programme. The students engaged in different activities such as a fund raiser to help cancer patients, a leadership conference organised by the University of New Castle and also helped with the catering for the Annual School Art Show. They were also exposed to a different style of teaching and thoroughly enjoyed their classes and stay.

  • WGS Principal conferred the prestigious 'School Leader of the Year' award
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam, Principal, WGS, has been named the 'School Leader of the Year' by the Dubai-based Meccadamia Group of Educational Institutes. The award was conferred to her at the Leadership Excellence Awards programme held in Thailand on 2nd November, 2019. Mrs. Sambasivam was a panelist on the topic of Design Thinking and its importance in schools. Educators also participated in a range of discussions from Artificial Intelligence, Reskilling to the importance of Experiential Learning. Over 200 school leaders from India and Middle East were nominated out of which 18 were shortlisted. Based on the contribution to education, experience, achievements and interactions, the jury unanimously awarded Mrs. Sambasivam the winner of the School Leader of the Year award!
    Many congratulations to Mrs. Sambasivam who truly deserves the award!

  • WGS students perform Kathak at The Cheshire Home
    Monday, October 7, 2019

    For the last several years, WGS has shown its support and commitment towards community service by being associated with several NGOs and charitable organisations. The Cheshire Homes India and Welham Girls' School has a long history of interaction and every year at their Founder's Day, our students present a cultural programme. This year too, our Kathak dancers put up a beautiful Kathak performance on 7th September which was greatly appreciated by the residents and guests alike.

  • WGS bags the 15th Gardner Silver Jubilee Inter-School Basketball Trophy
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    The ‘baskie’ girls (school basketball team) brought home the 15th Gardner Silver Jubilee Inter-School Basketball Trophy after a fantastic final match with Army Public School, organised by St. Thomas’ College, Dehradun. The team won 46-19 and the highest scorer was Kaavya Lal. The team was also praised for its display of sportsmanship spirit.

  • WGS Athletics team dazzles at CISCE regional competition!
    Monday, September 9, 2019

    The athletes of WGS returned home victorious from the Regional CISCE championship held at Lucknow. In U-17 Vidhi Thapliyal won two gold medals in the 3KM race walk and 3000 mtrs. race while Tanya Modi and Krisha Khanna won two gold medals each in their events. Anushka Prakash doubled her Silver Medals. The U-19 years girls also won the team championship in which Anahat Grewal won two gold medals and Shagun Shukla won the 4X100m relay race with a huge margin. Shirene Anand lead her 4X100 M relay team to gold medal in Senior girls.

  • WGS students perform arangetram
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work! Shirene Anand and Shraddha Garg, disciples of Mrs C K Rajlakshmi, and students of Class XII, made their dreams a reality when they performed their arangetram on 10th and 31st August, respectively. Arangetram is the debut on-stage performance of a student and it takes years of practice to reach this level. Both Shirene and Shraddha enthralled the audience with their exquisite performances that last over two hours. Padma Shri dancer Ms Shovana Narayan graced Shirene's performance as Chief Guest while Kalakshetra Director, Ms Revathi Ramachandran, was the Chief Guest on Shraddha's arangetram. We wish both the dancers many such stage performances!!

  • WGS participates in IPSC IT Fest
    Friday, August 30, 2019

    Eight students of senior school participated in the IPSC IT Fest held at at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. Over 26 schools from all over India participated in the event. Eight events and 8 workshops were planned in a span of three days. The workshops were organized on wide-ranging topics like Wildlife photography, Artificial Intelligence, User Interface design, film making, cyber security etc. Vidisha Agarwal got the 2nd position in the photography event. The topic for the event was Shadows.

  • Visit by member of No. 1 Hospitality School in the World
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    The Admission Officer from École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) visited WGS on the 19th August and spoke to the Home Science girls from Class 9- 12th about EHL and the Hospitality Industry. A world-renowned business university based in Lausanne, Switzerland, EHL has consistently been recognized by the industry as the N°1 Hospitality School in the World (QS World Rankings 2019). Their student body is diverse, comprising over 3000 students from more than 121 different nationalities. The students listened attentively and asked relevant questions which will help them make future decisions.

  • WGS participates in DSMUN and bring accolades
    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    A Delegation of nine girls participated in The DSMUN 2019 at The Doon School, Dehradun. The MUN was conducted from 16th to 18th August 2019. Around 320 delegates from 27 schools participated in this Conference .Our girls did us proud by winning prizes in their respective Committees. Shanvi Bansal, Anmol Kejriwal and Arushi Agrawal received ‘Honourable Mention’ in their respective committees. Manya Kheria and Shelja Agrawal received a ‘Verbal Mention.’

  • WELMUN 2019
    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    A Delegation of nine girls along with two students for “Kamera Obscura” participated in The WELMUN 2019 at The Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun. The MUN was conducted from 3rd August to 5th August 2019. Around 200 delegates from 17 schools participated in this Conference .It was a moment of pride for us as most the participants won prizes in their respective Committees and brought laurels to the School. Manya Kheria, Anmol Kejriwal and Khushiya Jhamb were adjudged ‘The Outstanding Delegate’ in their respective Committees. Jahnvi Chandra and Shanvi Bansal received ‘Honourable Mention’ and last but not the least Taarika Mann, Saira Bains and Hansika Nath received `Verbal Mention`.

  • Mallika Sarabhai and son captivate WGS audience
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Padma Bhushan Mallika Sarabhai and her son Revanta Sarabhai performed a lec-dem in school on 17th August, supported by SPIC MACAY. The performances were mesmerising, to say the least. Shri Revanta performed a solo devotional piece on Tulasi das kriti:-`SRI RAMACHANDRA KRIPALU` while Srimati Mallika Sarabhai performed the next piece on Krishna. The expressions left the whole audience in awe of her abhinaya. She also gave different perspective of this classical dance by asking a girl to come up on stage and narrating any story to which Mrs. Sarabhai expressed the girl`s story through the language of dance. The evening performance concluded with a duet of Lord Krishna and Radha enacted by the duo. This dance mostly revolved around the vibrant festival of Holi.

  • WGS bags Trophy at Inter-School event
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Winners all the way! Welham Girls` School brought home the Overall Winner trophy from "Harmony", an Inter-School Performing Arts Competition held at Unison World School on 10th August. The students came first in the Acapella and Kathak Dance category and second in Semi-Classical Vocal.

  • Welhamites create a splash at Inter-School swimming competition
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    WGS bagged the third position at the Inter-School Swimming Meet held at Wynbery Allen School, Mussoorie. In the Junior section, we won the gold in 50m breaststroke and silver in 200m individual medley. In the Intermediate category, we won a gold in 50m butterfly, bronze in 50m and gold in Individual medley. The Senior category too was impressive as we bagged a Gold in 50m in Butterfly and another gold in 200m Individual medley!

  • Much Appreciated! WGS emerges winner
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Four students of WGS participated in the Silver Fiesta, a film appreciation workshop held at Kasiga School on Saturday, 10th August, 2019. The team was the winner of the competition from among 11 teams! The event also followed by a competition to critique a film by an Iranian filmmaker. The event was a great exposure to the budding film makers!

  • WGS Principal speaks at WLSA`s International Conference
    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam, Principal, and Ms Subohi Rashid, Career Counsellor, attended a 3-day Global Educator Conference, organized by World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) in Prague from July 18-20, 2019. The theme for the conference was ‘Education for the Human Condition’ and leaders from several schools across the world attended the conference. Mrs Padmini Sambasivam was one of the panelists and she spoke on `Education in the Next 20 Years.`
    Mrs. Sambasivam said that the focus of today`s education is knowledge building. She spoke about the 4Cs – Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Communication – which are part of today`s academic curriculum but emphasized that another 4Cs – Compassion, Contentment, Co-Existence and Confidence must also be embedded into the current curriculum if we are to raise wholesome human beings. She also said that the true aim of education is to spread peace for all and the students in Welham Girls’ School were truly privileged as the school’s focus has always been a holistic development of the child.
    The conference also had five sub-themes Healthy Campuses; A Holistic Approach to College Counselling & Admissions; Empowering Students; Measuring the Unmeasurable; Beyond Access to Success. The conference was spread over three days. Ms Rashid got an opportunity to interact with university and college admissions heads and attended talks on career counselling processes.

  • Welhamites cook up a storm!
    Friday, August 9, 2019

    The Inter-House Cookery Competition was a gastronomic success! Four representatives of each House were given states of India as a theme and had to prepare a cuisine from that state. They also had to prepare a dessert which was based on a seasonal fruit. Girls in the Junior category had to prepare 2 snacks and a drink in under two hours. One of the snacks was supposed to be a non-fire snack. The cuisines were then put on display for the judges to taste and give points. Going by the number of children hovering around the Home Science lab (lured by the aroma and a chance to grab a morsel!), the competition was a great success.

  • Tabla instructor Mr Samantha performs in the US
    Friday, August 9, 2019

    The much-loved tabla instructor at WGS, Mr. Uddalak Samanta, travelled to the USA in May-June this year as part of a tour. As part of the troupe, he performed with several talented artistes from India and abroad. He also conducted workshops on tabla in Dallas and other cities. Mr Samantha`s performances were greatly appreciated by the audience who were intrigued and mesmerised by the tabla instrument. We are so proud of you Mr Samantha!

  • Workshop touches upon India`s Rural Community
    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Ms. Preeti David and Ms. Vishakha George, members of PARI (People’s Archive of Rural India ) conducted a two-day workshop for the entire school, including the staff members, on the 4th and 5th of August, 2019.
    A wide range of topics emphasizing on the significance of Agriculture and the agrarian crisis were covered during the workshop. The members spoke of how rural India, though a vibrant and diverse place, was invisible to urban India. They also discussed the impact of changing climate on the development of the rural community.
    It was indeed a value-added interaction which provided the students with much food for thought.

  • Students participate in ICT conclave
    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Eight students from WGS participated in the ICT Conclave organized by Punjab Public School, Nabha, where a total of 17 schools participated. Besides hosting various competitions, the school had organized workshops and guest lectures for the participants. During the workshops, the students learnt about Arduinos and building their own robots.
    The `My Innovation` event was held on day 2 of the fest where teams had to present their own ideas through models made by them. Students got an opportunity to see models of a `techno farm` and even an app that brings the smart home system to your house for a cheaper cost.

  • WGS bags Hindi debate competition
    Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Another feather in the Welham cap! Our Hindi debating team bagged the First position in the Vasant Valley Hindi Debate Competition. A total of 31 teams participated in the competition out of which WGS team brought home the trophy. Well done debaters!

  • Physical, Mental and Cyber Safety Workshops conducted at Welham
    Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Welham Girls` School has tied up with Safe Campus, an organization that works towards the mental, emotional and physical well-being and safety of students. The program is designed to cater to every age group of students to help them understand that the “mind is the strongest weapon we have”. A number of workshops on “Mutual Respect”, “Gender Sensitivity”, “Cyber Safety” and “Physical Safety” shall be conducted over the year which will involve students, staff and support staff. Two such sessions – one on cyber security and the other on physical safety - have already taken place. Interactive and informative, the workshops have made a difference in the way physical safety and cyber safety is looked at.

  • WGS leave a mark at MCGSMUN
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    When it comes to voicing opinions, Welhamites are second to none. And this was evident at the Mayo College Girls' Model United Nations (MCGSMUN 2019) held from 25th to 28th April where 9 students participated. The in-depth research, subject presentation of papers and clarity of thought helped Anmol Kejriwal and Sairaa Bains bag the first position in the Best Delegation in International Press Corps while Manya Kheria got Honourable mention in the Security Council.

  • WGS scores prizes in Art and Design Fest
    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Welhamites are an artisitic lot! Ten students from school participated in the 3rd edition of Srijanyam – All India Inter School Art and Design Fest held at Assam Valley School from 16th to 18th July 2019. Students participated in 15 competitions organized as a part of the fest. Students brought home prizes in Cartooning, Photography and Digital Cover Design, Macramé and Pottery.

  • Welhamites visit Groton School on Exchange
    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Devangana Prasad and Siddhi Bansal, students of PreSC, visited the Groton School, Massachusetts, US, for an enriching exchange programme in May-June. They experienced the boarding life and attended classes on Game design Theory, Powers and Politics to Religious Studies. Devangana did us proud by performing at the Dance Festival, alongside all the other contemporary dancers. “Each day was an enthralling experience starting with Chapel service in the morning to open mics, music recitals, one-act plays, boat races, art exhibitions, lacrosse and baseball matches and fun dances in the evenings,” the students shared.

  • Young Welhamites turn published authors!
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Talk about starting young! Short stories by four students of grade VI, VII and VIII got selected and have been published in `Antara Memoirs`, a collection of stories on grandparents brought out by Antara Senior Living, Dehradun, and DK publishing house. Stories by 30 students from schools across Dehradun and Mussoorie were selected out of the hundreds of entries. The launch on 20th July was a warm and happy event where the book was launched by celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna. As a special treat, the selected authors got to attend a Masterclass by Mr Khanna where he prepared a mocktail.

  • Happy memories from student exchange to Downe House, UK
    Friday, July 5, 2019

    Hansika Nath and Anahat Grewal, student of Class XI, visited The Downe House, UK, on a student exchange. In their own words: “The Downe House Global Students Exchange programme was an opportunity that we were absolutely privileged to have been given. Starting from an expedition into the picturesque fields of England during the gruelling IAYP trek to the delicious repertoire of British teacakes and cucumber sandwiches on the Founders weekend, undoubtedly this has been an unsurpassed month in both our lives.”
    Anahat impressed everyone with her remarkable athletic skills during the Sports day while Hansika performed at the School Founders’ Day in a musical competition. Both of them also had the fortune to be hosted by their reciprocal exchanges, Honor and Mathilda and their families who took them for a trip to London.
    “This exchange has imbibed us with the true essence of the cultural differences that we hold between communities, taught us how to embrace each one of them while simultaneously grasping every opportunity we receive, emboldened us by making us capable to face challenges in an unknown land and undoubtedly, we are immensely grateful to both the schools for it, “ the students said.

  • VP visits Australian School
    Friday, July 5, 2019

    In the last few years, WGS has widened its teacher exchange programme with the aim of introducing the staff to global practices which can then be implemented in school. Keeping in line with the thought, Mrs. Gita Sharma, Vice Principal, WGS, visited the New England Girls’ School, Armidale, NSW, Australia, on a Teacher Exchange programme in May. NEGS was originally founded in 1895 and is spread over a 50 hectare campus that has a mix of old and new heritage listed buildings with Science laboratories, a multi-purpose centre and a national standard Equestrian Centre. During her 10 day stay, Mrs. Sharma interacted with the Principal and heads of department who shared best practices of the school and welcomed details about WGS from Mrs. Sharma. The staff and students were very hospitable and went out of their way to make her stay very fruitful and engaging.

  • Forging new ties with schools abroad
    Friday, July 5, 2019

    WGS has always believed in internationalism and the school makes every effort to forge new ties with schools world over. This year, two students of Class XI visited the New England Girls' School, a picturesque town located in New South Wales, Australia. Arushi Agarwal and Mrigya Kumar spent four weeks during which they got a taste of Australian culture and education practices. They took part in the Athletics carnival of NEGS where they ran in the 100m race and participated in the high jump. They also participated in the hockey programme where they tried their skills on the synthetic field. Mrigya Kumar performed kathak which was deeply appreciated by the students and staff. According to the students, NEGS provided them with a wholesome experience and put things into a global perspective. The girls returned safely with wonderful memories!

  • WGS hosts Disaster Management workshop
    Monday, April 22, 2019

    On 20th April, the school organized a workshop for teachers, students and support staff on disaster preparedness. A team from Safety Circle visited the school and took classes as well as gave live demonstrations on fire mitigation. The students and staff were explained about fire safety and shown how to use a fire extinguisher. They were also explained about earthquake preparedness since Uttarakhand falls in a high seismic zone. The students found the workshop and lectures extremely relevant and felt empowered with the new learning.

  • An enthralling SPIC MACAY performance of Odissi Dance
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    An Odissi dance performance on 11th April by Srimati Janhabi Behera was an absolute delight for students and staff! Srimati Behera’s lec-dem was intellectually as well as visually delightful as she explained the nuances of Odissi dance and performed a few dances. She began her formal training in Odissi dance in 1991 under the guidance of Guru Shri Yudhistir Nayak and Guru Ramesh ch. Jena of the renowned Orissa Dance Academy and later under Guru Padma Shri Gangadhar Pradhan and Smt. Aruna Mohanty. She was accompanied by Ms. Harapriya Swain on Vocal, Shri Alok Ranjan on Mardal and Shri Shatamanyu Mishra on Flute. The auditorium echoed with applause after every performance and Srimati Bahera received a well-deserved standing ovation from the audience.

  • Students participate in international mathematics competition
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Six students flew to Aloha College in Marbella, Spain, to participate in the ISMTF – International Schools Mathematics Teacher Foundation from 6th to 8th April, 2019. The competition tested the critical thinking, creative insight, lateral thinking and problem solving skills of the participants. Welham ranked 34th out of the 61 participating teams. The competition was an enriching experience for the students who were exposed to the international take on Mathematics that uses lateral thinking and logical reasoning in dealing with complex mathematical problems.

  • WGS and WBS students discuss “boys will be boys”
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Will boys always be boys? Students of Welham Boys’ School and Welham Girls’ School had a healthy and friendly discussion on “Boys will be boys” on 18th March at Welham Boys’ School. Students discussed various aspects of this topic, such as social norms, beliefs in the society and the stereotypical aspect of this topic. The students came up with examples from daily life they could all relate to. The moderators helped in keeping the discussion alive by giving in their inputs. The event ended with a brief note from Ms. Sambasivam.

  • Young debaters get groomed
    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Mr. Prashant Khurana, an alumni of the Hindu College, and currently studying at Delhi Law School, is an active debater, conducted a debating workshop from 6th to 8th April, 2019. He started with an intensive and exhaustive discussion on economic issues and current affairs at the national & international levels. In between these knowledge sessions, debates were conducted sporadically on topics given by him. Links were given to students on various debating issues. Furthermore, students were given printouts on current topics that included a detailed analysis of the topics concerned. Students enjoyed the workshop thoroughly. A follow up of the workshop will be conducted next term.

  • Trip to Kharkhet to commemorate historic salt march
    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Students of Class XI, along with Ms. A Sondhi and Dr. R Pant, went to Kharakhet on the 6th of April on a date with History. The historic salt revolution took place on 6th March in Dandi and other parts of the country. In Uttarakhand, it was initiated in Noon river which had a salt water patch.
    The girls sat on the shady dry riverbed near to the puddle of salt water and listened to the Sh. Negi from Sarvodaya Mission. They had an interesting session on the past and present of this place and its connection to Jaliyanwallah massacre and salt revolution.

  • WGS hosts Book fair
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Welham hosted a book fair on 10th April to participate in the Central Library Department’s initiative of “Reading India Event 2019”. As expected, the bookworms thronged the venue and enjoyed going through the wide variety of books on display. The students were allowed to purchase books for a fixed budget and the excitement of holding new books was palpable!

  • Making sense from abstract
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    The students of art were in a for a treat this week, from 24th to 27th March, when renowned artist Arunava Mondal visited school and took up a 3 day workshop. Mr. Mondal has done his PG in painting from Kala Bhavana,Visva Bharati, Santiniketan and has done many exhibition in India and abroad and has received many awards and scholarships. He has attended residential programme in Germany, Turkey, and New York. The collections of his paintings are in New York, Italy, Poland, London, Germany and other places.
    The workshop was based on abstract landscape where the students went for outdoor study and made many layouts. Later, they transferred the realistic layouts into an abstraction on their canvas. They were taught the nuances of abstract landscape including the use of form, texture and colour. They learnt to simplify landscapes and to render them in an abstract way. The workshop was a wonderful experience which students would remember for a lifetime.

  • Talk on sexual abuse
    Friday, March 29, 2019

    In today's world our children are not safe from sexual predators. However, timely perception and action can save several people from being victimized. The school invited members of Mukta Foundation on 23rd March to speak to the students . They addressed students of Grade 7th to 12th and made them aware about sexual abuse and explained ways in which to prevent it. The speakers shared stories with the students on the prowl tactics used by the abusers and what to watch out for. They also spoke to the group of teachers the following day and discussed several cases. The talk, though disturbing due to its content, was an eye opener and the staff members made note of several ways sexual abuse can be prevented.

  • Ex-Welhamite talks about Game Designing
    Monday, March 18, 2019

    What better than to have one of your own talk about a career option? Vasudha Goel, alumni of the 2013 batch, visited school on 11th March and gave a short talk on game designing as a creative field. She introduced the computer and design girls to the concept of projection mapping. Vasudha studied Computer Science with an emphasis on video game design at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She was a digital media assistant at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. An interactive designer, she has worked with a few startups and is now working on combining music visualization and projection mapping.

  • WGS Students dazzled by air force drill
    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Ten students along with teacher escorts attended a special Air Warrior Drill on 12th March that was a part of RIMC’s Founder’s Day celebrations. The artistic weapon display drill was brilliant in its precision and co-ordination and was lauded by all guests. As part of the celebrations, the students also visited the Hobby Centre and attended a Photo exhibition.

  • Hitting the right note!
    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Anushka Prakash of Class VIII has stuck the right chord when it comes to Piano. She received a merit in the ABRSM, the exam board for the Royal Schools of Music, UK. She played the Nocturne in C sharp Minor at the High Scorers concert held in Woodstock school on 20th February and enthralled one and all. We are so very proud of her!

  • Math fever at Welham Girls this month!
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    The Maths department has been abuzz with events this February. On 9th February 2019, Mr Raj Kumar Trehan (the Chief examiner of Dehradun region for Mathematics) addressed students of class Xth on general mistakes and misconception done by students in board examination. Mr Raj Kumar has been the Team leader of board Maths answer scripts for many years before becoming the Chief Examiner for this subject. He discussed last year’s Mathematics ICSE question paper along with students. His lecture involved the way answers are expected to be presented in Board examination to score better. In his lecture of almost two hours Mr Trehan cleared many misconceptions at length. His address to students as well as teachers was very well received.
    Then, on the 13th, the Mathematics Department conducted the reputed American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10). Forty eight students of Class XI wrote the test. Results from these exams are creditable and can go in as academic achievements, awards or honors which is a major requirement in all college application.

  • Catching `hem young!
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    The preliminary round of Young Chef India Schools 2019 was recently held in school and for the first time, it was opened to Junior Young Chefs. Eighteen students of Class IX and seven of Class XI participated in the competition and they prepared a medley of mouth watering dishes that had the entire school hovering around the Home Science lab!
    The students made Litti Chokha, from Bihari cuisine, Chainsoo and jhangore ki kheer from Garhwali cuisine, doi begun and paan milk cake from Bengali cuisine among other dishes. The Pre SCs tried their hands at Mughlai dishes such as Gobhi musallam, laccha parantha, dahi kebab and ras malai, North Indian such as kadhai mutton, chicken rolls and gajar ka tarts, and Goan cuisine like Coconut fish curry with Bebinca. The judges were very impressed with the range of dishes displayed and appreciated each child for their effort.

  • Welham celebrates its 62nd Hap-Hap-Happy Birthday!
    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    We are a year older! On 1st February, the entire school celebrated the 62nd school birthday and as usual the campus was brimming with excitement. The day held special meaning for a bunch of students as the Captain, Sports Captain, House-Captains and School Officials for 2019-20 was announced.
    In the evening, the solemn Investiture ceremony brought both smiles and tears as the outgoing class lit the candle for the incoming SC class. Mrs Gowri Ishwaran, Founder Principal of Sanskriti School and Tgelf foundation, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. She spoke to the new Captains and addressed the audience. She said that leadership comes from example and a leader must have integrity and must strive to win the respect of people. She commended Welham for being so rooted and said it has a tradition that teaches one humility.

  • Students attend Art workshop
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Four students of Class 11 visited the Dehradun College of Art on 26th January, 2019, to attend a workshop which consisted of talks on Art and a demonstration on drawing with correct proportion. An exhibition of paintings was also put up by the students of the institute.

  • WGS students whiz through Maths quiz
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The Mathematics Department organized an Inter House Maths Quiz- Math-e-Magician on 30th January which was conducted by NIIT Quiz Master Mohit Marken. In spite of the cold weather, temperature in the AVC was soaring high with the excitement kids had for this quiz. There were four rounds conducted on different aspects of logic like, the direction sense, missing numbers, rapid fire, pick and win etc. Competition was neck to neck. There was a tie amongst three houses in the end. After the tie breaker, Hoopoes stood first and Flycatchers were the runner-ups followed by Bulbuls, Orioles and Woodpeckers. The quiz was very productive for the students.

  • This is what`s cooking in Welham!
    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Food is almost a religion in Welham. But not only do our students love to eat, they love to cook too! Last year, Guneev won the National Junior Chef competition and proved there’s a lot cooking at Welham Girls’ School.
    This year, Khushiyan Jhamb and Ira Bansal, students of class IX, were selected for the Finals of the National Cooking Competition hosted by the Heritage School, Udaipur. The Finals were judged by a panel of esteemed judges, one of them being celebrated chef Vicky Ratnani. Both girls stood 2nd in the snacks and curry category. Two other participants, Aryaki Chaudhary and Bhavya Bhargava, stood 3rd in the Salad and Dessert category.

  • Welcoming 2019 with good thoughts!
    Friday, January 18, 2019

    The school reopened after the winter holidays and there was no better way to welcome the staff than with a talk by Sister Shivani of Brahmakumari. Sister Shivani, who is well known from her series “Awakening with Brahmakumaris” visited school on 17th January and interacted with the teachers. She spoke about the importance of emotional health and how one must ‘Accept’ and ‘Appreciate’ others. She said that as educators one must focus not only on physical and intellectual health of the student but must take immense care to see that the child is emotionally healthy too. She urged the teachers to first focus on their emotional health and said that once it is attained, the positive vibes of the teacher would transfer to the students. She said that one must encourage and applaud not just the academic or extra-curricular achievements of a student but appreciate them for their kindness, honesty, compassion too. Sister Shivani encouraged the audience to take out half an hour every day and focus on good thoughts and meditate. The wonderful talk was warmly received by the entire staff and we are sure 2019 will be a year of happiness and success!

  • WGS sportsperson breaks records
    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Breaking records and creating new ones is what Welhamites specialise in. We are delighted to share that one student has been making new records in sports for the last few years.
    Anahat Grewal of Class X deserves a special round of applause. She participated in the 22nd CISCE Regional Athletics Meet 2018 at St. Joseph’s College, Allahabad and broke the Meet record in Shot Put and Discus Throw events in the U-17 category.
    Anahat participated in the 55th All India IPSC Athletics Meet 2018 at PPS, Nabha and broke two 16-year old records in Discus Throw and Shot Put in the U-19 category!
    She stood 4th in the 34th Junior Athletics Meet in U-16 category held in Ranchi.
    She bagged 4 gold medals, yet again in Shot Put and Discus Throw events, in the U-16 category, at the 72nd Dehradun District Athletics Meet.
    On the home front, Anahat has been the receiving the “Best Athlete” award for the last three years.
    We are truly proud of Anahat!!

  • Ex-Welhamite makes it to Harvard Business School!
    Monday, December 3, 2018

    There is another feather in our cap. BHUMIKA AGARWALLA (EX-o/324 Batch of 2011) has been admitted to Harvard Business School.
    Bhumika joined us from Christ Jyothi School Nowgong, Assam and topped her batch in ISC. She then studied at SRCC, after which she worked for top firms like McKinsey. She is grateful to Welham for allowing her to "think big" coming as she did from a small town.
    Way to go Bhumika and we do hope we see you in school sometime soon!

  • A Visual Delight: IPSC Visual Arts Festival 2018
    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Over two hundred students from 16 schools from all over India participated in 15 competitions conducted during the IPSC Visual Arts Festival hosted by Welham Girls’ School on 2nd and 3rd November, 2018. The Festival was inaugurated by Mr Padamvir Singh, Retd. IAS Officer, former Director Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy and a prolific artist and photographer.
    The categories were interesting and the students rose to the challenge. There were competitions held in Still-life study, cartooning, outdoor study, pottery, embroidery, wire structure, macarme, dress making, book binding, mural making, photography and advertisement design, alpana design, imaginative composition and relief structure.
    An Art Camp for Teachers of the participating schools was also organized where the teachers from different fields freely expressed their thoughts through paintings ranging from figurative to abstract.
    Mr Gyanendra Kumar, an eminent artist from Dehradun, graced the event as the Chief Guest for Prize-giving ceremony at the Closing. His inspirational words on spirituality and Art were truly insightful to all the young participants.
    Welham Girls’ School was declared the overall winner of the Festival with Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya and The Emerald Heights International School as the 1st and 2nd Runners Up, respectively.

  • WGS Students say I CAN.
    Friday, November 9, 2018

    Welham Girls’ School hosted a two-day conference ‘I CAN.’ on 27th and 28th of October 2018 which was filled with excitement, fun and mayhem! What’s more, the senior school students got to experience crucial real-life simulation of how things work in the corporate world, political parties, corporate social responsibilities and media houses.
    Students, addressed as delegates, were allowed to choose a simulation of their choice and took up roles of CEO, member of advertising and marketing department, CSR department or intrapreneurship department. Competitions were held in advertisement making, crisis handling, election campaigning, parliamentary proceeding, and formation of Government besides pep talks from guest entrepreneurs.
    Welhamites were filled with gusto and took up the challenges with full enthusiasm because they CAN and they WILL!

  • Welhamite bags Gold at National Athletic Meet!
    Monday, October 29, 2018

    We have brought home a gold! Vidhi Thapliyal of AI participated in the 22nd CISCE National Athletics Meet and won a gold medal in the 3000m walk. She was representing the state of Uttarakhand and UP at the meet. We are super proud of you Vidhi!

  • 61st Founders’ Day celebrations - A Resounding Success!
    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Day 2
    Exhibitions: Pangea: A Virtual Bioscope
    Celebrating the spirit of inquiry and using technology as a tool to reinforce learning, the Exhibitions presented by the students of Classes VI to XII, aimed at creating a Pangea or a Virtual Bioscope focusing on all the continents of the world. The exhibition questioned the validity and application of various concepts and provided a platform to create a hypothesis, collaborate as a team, compile their learning and communicate digitally. The audience sailed through the immense diversity found across the continents that helped them perceive the eternal connect that exists in all that is found on the planet. Besides, the students also showcased their special interest and talent in Art and Craft, Photography, Pottery and Design through their exhibits.
    The exhibitions once again corroborated the School’s commitment to decimate compartmentalized learning and create opportunities for making connections across disciplines.
    The Nukkad–Nataks and live dance shows made the Exhibitions literally come alive and clearly illustrated why the school has been rated as the best among the girls’ residential schools in the country for the past many years.
    Award Ceremony and Evening Cultural Programme:
    The main Founders’ Day programme included Speeches, Prize Distribution and an Orchestra performance ‘Ajasra: Music Unbound’, an artistic rendition of various genres of music illustrating the confluence of cultures and languages. Ajasra means eternal flow or unobstructed, ceaseless flow. The musical extravaganza was an ensemble of Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam and Goan folk songs blended with Indian classical music. The concert truly validated the unifying power of music that remains indivisible, eternal and ceaseless proving the beauty of unity in diversity.
    Dr. Mirai Chatterjee the Coordinator of Social Security for India's Self-Employed Women's Association, SEWA - a trade union of over 200,000 self-employed women, presided over the celebrations. An articulate spokeswoman, she could probably have pursued a lucrative career in the UK or the USA, having studied in both. Instead, she chose to return to India to support the millions of working poor women whose health, and the health of their family, depends absolutely on the ability to earn however small an amount of money.
    Recognised by the Forbes Magazine as one of the fifty most influential businesswomen of Asia, the former CEO of Brittannia Industries, Ms. Vinita Bali, is also the President of the Board of Governors of the School. She shared the dais along with other members of the School Board that included Ms. Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, ‘Welham Boys’ School’ among others.

    Mirai Chatterjee commended Ms Linnell and Ms Oliphant’s vision to create an institution such as Welham. She shared Gandhiji’s principles on “daridra Narayan” and applauded the school’s initiative to absorb children from lesser privileged background into the school. She also spoke about education and encouraged all communities to come together to create a world that offers equal opportunities to all. She urged the students to put the “poorest of the poor” in the centre of everything that they do.
    The School Annual Report was presented on the occasion by the School Principal, Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam where after, she said "In the age of information explosion, education today is no more about feeding chunks of information to students. At Welham, we understand that only information does not help the younger generation brace themselves to face the challenges of a rapidly changing tomorrow." She further added that the achievements of the students clearly stand testimony to the fact that Welham makes a significant effort towards the harmonious development of the head, heart and hand.
    True to the School’s traditions, the Awards given out were not just to recognize marks alone or achievements in Sports etc., but to extol those qualities which build a person’s character – Good Citizenship, Helpfulness, Creativity, Compassion and Community Service.
    ‘Ajasra : Music Unbound’, was an artistic rendition by the School Orchestra of various genres of music illustrating the confluence of cultures and languages. ‘Ajasra’ means eternal flow or unobstructed, ceaseless flow. The musical extravaganza was an ensemble of Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam and Goan folk songs blended with Indian classical music. The concert truly validated the unifying power of music that remains indivisible, eternal and ceaseless proving the beauty of unity in diversity. The presentation clearly illustrated the School’s commitment to pursue excellence in every discipline. The invocation by the School Choir; the musical performance, including instrumental and vocal music by the School students left the audience spellbound.
    The celebrations ended with a grand dinner for parents, guests, staff and students, accompanied by the students’ Live Band.

  • Welham Girls’ School Celebrates Its 61st Founders’ Day
    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Annual Sports Meet: Welham Girls’ School’s Founders’ Day Celebrations commenced with the Annual Sports Meet involving the March Past, Athletics Track Events, Karate and Aerobics Demonstrations. Many athletes who participated in the various events organized are medalists who have represented the Uttarakhand State and also played at the National level. The Prize Distribution Ceremony was held in the evening before the Drama Production owing to inclement weather.
    A global business leader, former MD of Britannia Industries and the present Chairperson of the School’s Board of Governors, Ms. Vinita Bali, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. She lauded the efforts made by the School in promoting sport and encouraged the concerned staff as well as the students with her motivating speech.
    Career Counselling: Dr. Amrita Dass, the Founder-Director of ICS-International (Institute for Career Studies, Lucknow), a leading educationist and Career Consultant of India, and her team of counselors held counseling sessions on ‘Subject Choices and Careers’ for parents of classes VIII and X. Apart from a collective session, individual counseling sessions were also organized for the interested parents and students.
    A Dramatic Experience: 6:30 p.m.: In an attempt to exhibit the hypocrisy that exists in the world around in an entertaining manner, a musical dramatic adaptation of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ was the highlight of the day’s programme. ‘Animal Farm’ is said to be a satire on the Russian Government under the rule of Stalin. It is Orwell's perspective about society in general and is an important and timelessly relevant political commentary, which has remained relevant throughout history and contemporary times. The story focuses on the ability of politicians to manipulate others to gain more power after they come to power. The production was a huge success owing to the brilliant special effects, acrobatics and the performance of the budding actors. The multifarious costumes and impressive setting enhanced the beauty of the show. The presentation engaged the audience completely as they became extremely involved with the fluctuating fortunes of various characters through the course of the drama.
    Gala Dinner for Ex-Students: The Principal hosted a dinner for the ex-students and staff the same night. The ex-students who attended the Celebrations included girls from the Class of 1968 (Golden Jubilee Class) and from the Class of 1993 (Silver Jubilee Class) among hundreds of other students spanning the decades from 1969 to 2018.

  • WGS wins accolades in the IPSC Dance Festival 2018
    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Fifteen students from Welham Girls’ School participated in the IPSC Dance Festival ‘Nrityaparva’ held in Assam Valley School from 1st to 3rd September, 2018. The students enthralled the audience and judges with their performances. We bagged the 2nd prize in Solo Classical Dance (Kathak) and 3rd position in the semi-classical dance. The students performed Gondhal dance from Maharashtra in the Folk Dance category.

  • Designed to win!
    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Ten Art and Design students from Classes 9th-12th participated in the 2nd edition of ‘Srijanyam’ Art and Design Fest hosted by The Assam Valley School from 1st to 3rd September, 2018. The students participated in 15 different categories. The team secured 2nd place after the host school who won the overall trophy. Our students scored first prize in Still-Life and String Art, 2nd Position in Macrame, T-Shirt and Hat Painting, 3rd position in Composition and Digital Poster Design.

  • Welham bags Kamla Jeevan Hindi Debate Trophy!
    Monday, September 3, 2018

    The Kamla Jeevan Inter School Hindi Debate Competition was held on 30th and 31st August, 2018 at The Doon School. Our school team did extremely well, spoke on a number of highly debatable topics and made it to the finals. Overall, we stood second but as the host school was winner the trophy was awarded to the WGS Team. It is a matter of great pride as we brought back the trophy after 22 years!

  • 5th WGS Invitational Chess tournament
    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Check and mate! Welham Girls’ School hosted the 5th Invitational Chess Tournament on 20th and 21st August, 2018, where 11 local as well as outstation school teams participated. The tournament was open to boys and girls. The Doon School team stood first and St. George’s, Mussoorie, were the runners up.

  • WGS participates, and enthralls, at WELMUN 2018
    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Drumrolls for our promising young students! A delegation of 12 students participated in The WELMUN 2018 at ‘The Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun from 30th August to 1st September, 2018. The theme of the Conference was “ Pangeal la Reunion” which highlights the objective of the UN that is reuniting the World and promoting peace. All the participants won prizes in their respective Committees and brought laurels to the School. To start with, Aalekh Dhaliwal, Madhul Sharma, Tanisha Tekriwal and Rishika Singh were adjudged ‘The Best Delegate’ in their respective Committees. Saasha Sarin was adjudged as an ‘Outstanding Delegate’. Anmol Kejriwal, Saumya Chowdhary and Eshanya Agrawal got Honorable Mention and last, but not the least, Manya Kheria and Rishita Khandelwal received Verbal Mention.

  • Bakery Skill Development Program by IHM, Dehradun
    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    More than a piece of cake, this one! The IHM Dehradun, in collaboration with The Adani Wilmar group, organized a Bakery Skill Developmenmt program from the 29th -31st August, 2018. Five students of Home Science, attended this workshop. The Chef trainer from the Adani Wilmar group demonstrated the skill of making Puff Pastry, Danish pastry, croissants, variety of breads, buns, etc.
    He also demonstrated the art of making cup cakes (Vanilla, Red Velvet,Marble) and a variety of cookies and the Icing and decorations to be used on variety of Cakes. He made the regular butter cream icing, Truffle Icing, Fondant and Marzipan decorations. The Master Chef from the IHM Rohtak spoke about the theory and the science behind the use of various procedures in making of all these dishes.
    The participants had to also make these preparations and were assessed by the Master Chef and Chef Trainer. They were awarded Certificates from the Adani Wilmar group, certifying their having gained mastery over bakery skills. The students returned both gastronomically and intelligently richer!

  • Refreshing Ecology Outdoor Class
    Friday, August 31, 2018

    At Welham, we believe in imparting knowledge beyond classrooms and encourage field trips through the year. On August 27, students of Class XI, who have taken up of EVS, along with Ms. P. Sambasivam and Dr. Reema Pant, went for an Ecology outdoor class to Wildlife Institute of India with WII resource person Dr. K. Ramesh.
    Dr. Ramesh shared with the students the basic principles of ecology which they could relate to as they walked through the forest. He covered varied topics from coevolution to spatial distribution of vegetation, interdependency, minral cycles through energy transfer, basic fauna and flora in a given geographical area. The talk was often paused for birdwatching breaks. The students enjoyed the refreshing walk and returned with valuable learning.

  • Multimedia Competition at Vasant Valley School, Delhi
    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Seven students of the school participated in the Vasant Valley Multimedia Competition held on the 24th August, 2018, at Vasant Valley School, New Delhi. The events held were Multimedia Contest where students had to prepare an 8 minute long movie on the topic “Success at any cost”, create an original music piece in logic software ‘Music-O-Byte’ and participated in ‘Tech-o-byte’, a Technology quiz. Our team bagged the third prize in the film making contest and came back digitally refreshed!

  • WGS is #1 Boarding School For Girls in India!
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    We have done it again! Welham Girls’ School has been ranked “#1 Boarding School for Girls” in India for 2018-19 and rightly so. Welham Girls is rated and ranked # 1 under six of the 14 parameters -- teacher welfare and development, teacher competence, academic reputation, individual attention to students pastoral care and value for money .
    According to Mrs. Padmini Samvasivasm, Principal, “Welham Girls’ School is committed to providing the highest quality of education while keeping abreast with the current trends in education. We constantly strive to offer skills to our students that will help them face the challenges of a rapidly-changing environment and, at the same time, preserve the value system that is timeless.”

  • DSMUN 2018
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    A Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. A delegation of 14 girls from our school participated in The Doon School Model United nations (DSMUN) 2018 at The Doon School, Dehradun. The DSMUN was conducted from 17th to 19th August 2018. Our girls did us proud by winning prizes in their respective Committees. Ananya Likhi, Tanisha Tekriwal, Madhul Sharma and Anmol Kejriwal bagged the prize of ‘Most Outstanding Delegate’ in their respective committees. Aalekh Dahiwal, Rishika Singh and Jhanvi Chandra received honorable mention in their respective committees. Manya Kheria received a verbal mention.

  • Teach This Way!
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    USA based Ms Melissa Dickson, an International educationist conducted a day long teacher development workshop at Welham Girls’ School, on 18th August, 2018. The workshop was titled “Teach This Way! 4 Steps to Accelerate Daily Learning: Uniting the Formative Assessment Process, Cognitive Science and Differentiation Strategies Together for Meaningful Instruction”.
    The workshop addressed a variety of instructional challenges to meet the diverse needs of today’s students, and discussed easy-to-implement strategies for each step tin order to deepen engagement and comprehension in the classroom. The workshop was attended by the entire academic staff.

  • Reality byte – Informative talk on cyber awareness
    Monday, August 20, 2018

    We are living in an age where one’s digital presence is as much at threat as the physical one and protecting oneself in the virtual world is a serious challenge. It is imperative that we have a thorough knowledge of the dangers of cyber-crime and we couldn’t have had a better resource person than Mr. Rakshit Tandon.
    Mr. Rakshit Tandon is a cyber security expert with an experience of more than a decade in Security Domain. He is the Director Executive of Council of Information Security and a consultant with Internet and Mobile Association of India.
    Mr. Tandon interacted with students of Senior and Junior school and shared with them the perils of the cyber world. Mr. Tandon, in his jovial and humorous way, managed to catch the attention of all students and made them aware of the dangers that lurk in the virtual world. He also suggested that students could form a Cyber Awareness Club. The session was extremely engaging and informative and the students felt empowered with the knowledge of being careful in the cyber world.
    In his personal capacity Mr. Tandon has sensitized more than 2.5 million students on the issue of Cyber Safety across the nation covering more than 25 states, 4 union territories. He also played an important role in contributing to a report by UNICEF on Child Online Protection in India.

  • Session with acclaimed writer Paro Anand
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    On the 16th of August, the acclaimed writer of books for children and young adults, Ms Paro Anand, enthralled the students of class 7, 8 and 10 in several interactive sessions. Some of her famous and award winning books are No Guns at My Son’s Funeral and Wingless. Ms Anand also runs a programme ‘Literature in Action’, which uses literature as a constructive and creative outlet. She has interacted with over three hundred thousand children in India and abroad! Through candid sharing of her life and experiences, readings from her books and reflective discussions, she left an impact on the children and teachers alike.

  • Mindful about our manners!
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Table manners matter. This is why the school has been organizing sessions on ‘Meal-time etiquette’ for students of all classes. Mrs. Manik Kaur Sadana, who has a background in lifeskills training, has been conducting the classes from the beginning of this academic session. The sessions focus on the concept of manners, etiquette and protocol and important dos and don’ts of dining. The students are being taught how to respond to formal invites, passing around of condiments like salt and sugar, placement of napkins, the correct way to use cutlery, where to place one’s elbows, etiquette of drinking soup, placement for a 7-course meal among others. The students have been enjoying the sessions and, equipped with their social manners, feel more confident about interacting with the world outside!

  • Reliving history through art
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    At Welham, we believe in imbuing knowledge through an interdisciplinary approach. On 17th August, the history and design department conducted a workshop which aimed at introducing students to the era of Tipu Sultan through lacquer work which was a practice during his rule. The workshop was titled ‘Channaptna Lacquer Work module’ and was conducted by ex-Welhamites Saneeya Singh and Richa Gupta (Batch of 2012) for students of class 8. This lacquer work, mostly done to produce colourful wooden toys, is an age-old practice the history of which can be traced back to Tipu Sultan’s time. Saneeya and Richa explained the 18th century Indian history related to Tipu Sultan through the lacquer work practice which was brought from Persia connecting history to a craft practice. The students also tried doing a little lacquer work themselves and made small, wooden key chains by assembling lacquered wood.

  • Talk by author Mrs. Madhu Gurung
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Mrs Madhu Gurung, a versatile personality who dons many hats, recently visited the school and interacted with the students. An investigative journalist, she has been associated with projects related to women issues with SNEHAL, UNFPA, UNDP and OXFAM. She is also the author of ‘Folk Tales of Burma’ which she wrote during her stay in Myanmar, where her husband was posted on a diplomatic assignment.
    Mrs. Gurung shared her journey from being a housewife to learning French and working in Welham Girls’ School way back in 1986! She spoke about her book, ‘Keeper of Secrets’ – based on her Gurkha history. Students asked her about her journey as a published author as well as the role of Gurkhas in the history of Dehradun. Budding writers found the interaction very informative and encouraging.

  • Young Leaders Conclave at Modern School, Vasant Vihar
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    The Modern School, Vasant Vihar hosted the Young Leaders’ Conclave from the 10th-14th August, 2018. The topic this year was ‘Dreams and Aspirations.’ The conclave composed of at least a 100 students from prestigious schools from across India. Two students of our school -- B-702, Tanvi Trehan and F-51, Nandini Goyal – participated in the conclave. Their strength was their excellence at Indian and Western Vocal music.
    This year they had invited veterans in the various field of performing Arts like Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan who themselves were ex-modernites, Pankaj Guru, a Sculptor, Madhavi Mudgal, an Odissi Dancer, Samar Jodha, a Photographer, Kanchan Chander, an artist, Anusuya Saha, director of Anushaka Theatre, Joy Sengupta, a Bollywood actor and theatre person. Each one of them has achieved a name and were able to inspire the students with their journey in their respective fields and also conducted activities for the students.
    This exposure gave an insight to the young students to pursue their dreams and aspire. A field trip to the National School of Drama and Sangeet Natya Academy was also conducted as part of the experience. They concluded the session with Independence Day celebrations and their school orchestra had everyone mesmerized.

  • Brushing up on artistic faculties!
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    The first Inter-House Art Competition was held between 26th July and 9th August by the Art and Design department of the school. It was conducted at both the junior and senior level. The Junior school students painted canvases on the theme ‘Nature at its best’. Four participants from each house in the junior school painted two canvases on the theme. The theme for senior school was ‘Friendship’. The paintings were judged by Art teachers from Welham Boys’ School and Doon Girls’ School who appreciated the raw talent of the students. Based on the scores, Hoopoe House won the overall trophy.

  • 72nd Independence Day celebrations at WGS
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Welham Girls’ School celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with the same pride and joy that every Indian across the globe experienced. The flag hoisting was a solemn event which was followed by a cultural programme. A choir sang a medley of patriotic songs which was followed by a group of Sitar students who played some of the choicest of patriotic songs on their instrument. A play on the life of Bikaji Cama, one of the first freedom fighters of the country, touched a chord with the students and staff members. Oriole House Vice Captain Jahnvi Ghai spoke about what being truly independent means and how can we, as citizens and human beings, attempt to achieve the independence of the mind and soul.
    Mrs. Sambasivam, in her address, applauded Jahnvi’s thought and further spoke about the need to uphold ethical standards in everyday life. She said that communities cannot move ahead without the individual believing in being accountable, whether it is to the country or workplace, colleagues or family. She said every action goes into the making of a great nation and before we become armchair critics and blame the environment, we will have to contribute and do our part.
    The celebrations concluded with the distribution of sweets to the students.
    Jai Hind!

  • Laurels in sports
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Welham Girls’ School has been abuzz with sporting activities all this August and the monsoon has failed to dampen our spirits!
    Badminton: Our students participated in the Invitational Badminton tournament at Delhi Public School on 3rd and 4th August, 2018 and secured the 2nd position in the U-17 doubles category. In the All India IPSC tournament, we were the second runners-up in the U-14 and U-17 category. Five students have been selected in the trials to represent the Uttarakhand State in the (ASISC UP & UK) Regional Badminton tournament to be held in GORAKHPUR on 18th and 19th August.
    Karate: 17 students participated in the 9th Inter-School Utttarakhand State and Senior Karate Championship held in Rishikesh on 5th August out of which 9 students won gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze!
    Seventeen students also participated in the 14th All India Independence Cup Karate Championship held in New Delhi from 10th to 12th August. We brought home 1 silver and 5 bronze medals.
    Table Tennis: Our students participated in the IPSC Table Tennis tournament held in DPS Mathura Road from 27th to 29th July, 2018. Paridhi Saboo was awarded the Most Promising Player of the tournament and we brought home 2nd runners up medals in U-14, U-17 categories. Students also participated in the District Table Tennis Tournament from 10th to 12th August where we won the U-12, U-14 and U-17 doubles match and the U-17 individual category as well.

  • Educational talk on PCOS
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    The department of Biology organized a talk on PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) for the Pre SC and SC class during GEP on 4th August, 2018. Dr. Radhika Raturi, an ex-welhamite from the batch of 2004, MS - obstetrics and gynecology and MBBS - Himalyan Institute, Jollygrant, was one of the resource persons. She is currently working as a gynecologist and obstetrician at G.R.Hospital, Dehradun.
    Dr. Suniti Sikund, the second resource person, is currently working as consultant pathologist at Sikund Diagnostic Centre.
    Ms. Raturi and Ms. Sikund spoke about the Introduction and Pathogenesis, Clinical symptoms, Prevention and Treatment of PCOS/D or Polycystic ovarian syndrome/disease. The talk was well received by the students and followed by an interactive session. The girls found the talk very meaningful and enriching.

  • Welhamite wins prestigious Manuscript Award!
    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Drumrolls for Ashani Taneja please! Our very own Flycatcher won the prestigious ‘Manuscripts Award' at the popular Dehradun literature festival on 9th August. Ashani began writing her book when she was 12 which is a tale of two lovers on Mars. The festival director said they found the manuscript “apt, intriguing and displays very mature writing for her age.” The icing on the cake was when famous author Mr. Ruskin Bond presented the award to Ashani! The Dehradun Literature Festival is being hosted by Unison World School and will see a host of authors and litterateurs attending the festival in the next few days. We hope Ashani will continue to use her talent with the pen and make us all proud!

  • The right formula to fun learning
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Could learning science be fun? Looks like it was! The Doon School organized a two-day teacher workshop on "Could Learning Science Be Fun?" on 4th and 5th August, 2018. Mrs. Meena Gupta and Mrs. Jyoti Vasudev from the Chemistry Department attended the workshop which was conducted by resource persons from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The teachers felt enriched with the pedagogies shared and found the content relevant to learning. The workshop was filled with activities and resources were used to make learning Chemistry fun.

  • Reel-time achievers
    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Students of Welham Girls’ School got an opportunity to participate in a workshop on film appreciation titled “Silver Fiesta: Inter School Film Appreciation Competition” organised by Kasiga School. It was conducted by Professor Shobani Ghosh from the theatre department of the Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi.
    The students were introduced to movie-making techniques as well as the art of reviewing a movie. This was followed by a competition on film appreciation. Students watched the movie “The sixth sense” and were asked to review the same. As usual, our students demonstrated great team spirit and picked up great learnings from the workshop.
    Our students were declared First Runners up in the competition and were appreciated by the judges for their clear ideas and flawless expression during the presentation.

  • Carving a niche?
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    The Home Science department has organized a Vegetable Carving Workshop for students of SC and Pre SC Class. Mr Dhiraj Mehta of IHM, Dehradun, conducted the workshop. In the ongoing project, Mr Mehta will be doing 4 sessions with the students for 2 consecutive weeks.
    The students learnt the technique of carving, peeling, slicing and shaping vegetables. It was an exciting experience to see a regular cucumber turning into a pretty flower! The students proudly displayed their finished products to friends and teachers.

  • Talk on Game Theory by Ex-Welhamite
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    The Department of Economics organised a Greater Education Programme (or GEP) for the students of Pre SC and SC on 28th July, 2018.

    Mrs. Ruchika Rao Sharma, an alumnus of our school who passed out in 2000, was invited to address the students on the Game Theory. Mrs. Rao completed her Bachelors in Economics from St. Stephens College and Master’s from the Delhi School of Economics.

    Mrs. Rao discussed the notion of Nash equilibrium, developed in John F. Nash’s 1950 paper, and how it is the basis on which economists predict the outcome of strategic interactions. It was an interactive session and thoroughly enjoyed by the students. Did you know, many of Sherlock Holmes’ life and death dilemmas are based on Game Theory!

  • Interaction with journalists
    Monday, July 30, 2018

    Two leading Indian journalists, Ms. Rupam Jain and Ms. Rica Roy, visited the school on Friday, 27th July and interacted with students of Class AI, PreSC and SC, and members of the school editorial board.

    Ms. Rupam Jain is currently the deputy bureau chief in Afghanistan for Reuters. She has been a journalist for over a decade covering politics, policy and economy in South Asia and the Middle East. In India, she covered Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Parliament and general news.

    Ms. Rica Roy is the Deputy Sports Editor at NDTV and has over 20 years of experience. She started her career when she was 13! Ms. Roy has worked with a number of leading news channels such as Zee News, Aaj Tak, India Today and has covered stories on sports, politics, legal, health among others. As sports reporter, Ms. Roy has covered the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, Champions Trophies, T20, Hockey World Cups etc.

    The students asked the journalists pertinent questions related to a career in the field, the question of ethical integrity, prospects of photojournalism, and requested the duo to share experiences that have left an indelible print on them. The interaction was lively with a healthy debate on areas of moral and ethical journalism. We could spot some promising journalists from among the lot!

  • Making Doon Green Again!
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    The government of Uttrakhand has initiated Mission Rispana to restore the lifeline and pride of Dehradun city, the river Rispana. The project, titled “Rispana to Rishiparna” plans to foster a mutual partnership between the citizens and the government to revive this dying water body. Considering the current plight of this river, the mission is the need of the hour to make the city sustainable.

    A tree plantation drive has been initiated as part of the mission and over 2 lakh trees shall be planted in and around the city to make it green again.

    As part of the school’s social commitment and pledge to support the noble venture, we have begun a tree plantation drive inside the campus. The project took off this week with each student planting one tree of amla or mango. The students were very enthused about planting a tree and look forward to watch it grow in the next few years as they continue their journey at Welham Girls’ School. And we are sure, the fruit of their labour will be sweet!

  • Moment of Glory
    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Guneev Sachdeva, Welham's grade 12 student, clinched the title - Young Chef of India 2018, at the IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) program's eighth season grand finale, in their Delhi campus. Suborno Bose, the chief mentor and CEO of IIHM presented her with the trophy along with the IIHM culinary directors - Sanjay Kak and Shaun Kenworthy. The competition saw eight high school students across the country, including Guneev, fight it out at the grand finale. The finalists had to cook a main course with two accompaniments and a dessert in two and a half hours. "When they announced my name, I was literally on top of the world. I just could not believe it! Messages and phone calls have been pouring in from friends and family." said Guneev who had prepared Tomato Fish, Jeera and Onion Rice, Honey Chilli Lotus Stem and Arbi Tadka along with Gulab Jamun for the final cook-off.

  • Inter House Music and Dance Competition 2018
    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Music and Dance play an integral part of the Welham Girls School Curriculum. The senior and the junior girls showcased their talent at the recent Inter House Music and Dance Competition 2018. It is a yearly event which closes the first semester of the new academic year. The first day of this competition is dedicated to the memory of Late Shri Vasudev Rao Deshpande, who was a legendary teacher of music in the Doon Valley. In Music the students took part in Sitar, Vocal Trio, Tabla Duet, Indian Fusion and Western Choir. The girls enthralled the audiences with their spectacular performances in Folk Dances, Kathak and Bharatnatyam. Both the Dance and Music performances were divided between two days. The first overall position in both Music and Dance went to the Woodpecker House. The second position went to the Flycatchers and the third position went to Hoopoes.

  • Ms. Linnell Prayer Service
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Welham Girls School fondly remembered her founder Principal Ms. Grace Linnell and hosted a prayer service in her memory on the 8th May 2018. The campus was filled with the harmonius and mystic bhajans sung by our very own students in her remembrance. This has been a yearly event and is loved by all. It’s also a ceremony for us to show our gratitude for all that she has done for the establishment of this esteemed institute. Our guest for the morning prayer service was Ms. Geeta Nanda who was Ms. Linnell’s last Secretary and had known her very closely. She shared some of her memories and stories about Ms. Linnell and her family. It was a touching moment, which made us feel her presence amongst us.

  • Welham girls shine at Mayo MUN
    Monday, April 23, 2018

    A Delegation of eight girls participated in The MCGSMUN 2018 at Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer. The MUN was conducted from 20th to 23rd April 2018. Our girls did us proud by winning prizes in their respective Committees. Rishika Singh and Madhul Sharma bagged the prizes for the Best Delegate in the United Nations Security Council, Ananya Lekhi received honorary mention in the Human Rights Council, Rishita Khandelwal received verbal mention in the Paris Peace Conference, Anmol Kejriwal and Tanisha Gupta received verbal mention in the International Press Corps. Tanisha Gupta’s Research Paper for Rural Campaign was adjudged as the Best Research. The delegation was escorted by Dr. Tanushree Verma and Mrs. Gitanjali Bhatia.

  • Welham girl makes it to the finals of National Culinary Competition
    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Guneev Sachdeva, a student of class 12, emerged as a finalist at the Young Chef India Schools 2018, 8th edition, Culinary Competition. It is India's largest Culinary Contest for School students and Guneev has been chosen as one of the eight budding culinary stars from among 30,000 Higher Secondary students, representing 2,800 schools across India. Guneev was elated to have made it to the mega-finals, where she will represent North India at the National level. Conceptualized and executed by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), the winner of the Young Chef India Schools 2018, will be announced in the first week of June 2018.

  • Art Educational Visit to Delhi
    Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Ten students of Art from class Twelve visited Museums, Galleries and Craft Emporiums in Delhi as part of an Art Educational excursion. The main objectives of the trip were to expose our students to the professional Contemporary Art world while at the same time, providing a historical context to their understanding of Art. The group visited the National Gallery of Modern Art, Triveni Kala Sangam Art galleries and National Museum. At the Triveni Art Galleries, the students got a chance to see works of some contemporary Indian artists on display in group shows. At the National Gallery of Modern Arts, the students learnt about the history of Indian painting in a hierarchical order starting from the miniatures to the Bengal school and the Progressive artists group ending at the contemporary works by artists such as Subodh Gupta, Atul Dodiya and Mrinalini Mukherjee. They attended the ongoing exhibitions ‘Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio’ – an exhibition of prints by artists from Australia and New Zealand showing contemporary artistic responses to the First World War; ‘Dhwani se Shabd Aur Chinha’ – a group exhibition of artists who studied and practiced or are natives of the Southern states of India; and ‘The Self and the World’ – an exhibition of works by Indian women artists. At the National Museum, the highlight was the Dancing girl from Harappa. As the students were amazed to see the tiny bronze sculpture in front of them which most of them remembered studying in History and imagining it to be of a much larger scale. The students learnt about the History through some important artifacts and antiquities. A small activity about museum display was conducted by Ms. Vasundhra Sangwan, an ex-Welhamite and a Museum professional and Ms Rige Shiba, National Museum’s Education officer. This gave the students an opportunity to think about display design at museums and how information about each artifact is the most important aspect of Museum displays. Another objective was to sensitize the Art students to the local crafts practices of India, and show a glimpse of the lives of artisans and craftsmen/women. The group got an opportunity to interact with the artisans and craftsmen at the Crafts Museum where they also visited the displays of various textiles, and traditional and Folk Art forms from India.

  • Mussoorie Mountain Festival
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Eleven students from class Twelve, escorted by Ms. Deep Shikha Walia and Mr. Joshua Paul attended the last day of the three day long Mussoorie Mountain Festival on 17th March 2018, at the Woodstock School, Mussoorie. They attended the talks – ‘Sound, Music and Nada’ by Dr. Andrew Alter, ‘Vanishing Himalayan Languages’ by Dr Shekhar Pathak and ‘The Third Pole’ by Stephen Alter. The students observed the master Sculptor from Ladakh - Chhemet Rigzin and his son Stanzin Chokdup making a sculpture of Buddha’s face in clay. In their interaction with the artists, the students got to know about the iconography and measurements in Buddhist Art. The students also had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the exhibition put up by CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Center and conducted by Mr Anupam Sah. In this exhibition, the students learnt about Art Conservation as an independent field of study and the kind of expertise required in being an Art Conservator.

  • The Subway is Inaugurated
    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    After the hawan ceremony, which was attended by members of the Board of Governors, special guests, Mrs. Sambasivam, Gp. Capt. SK Singh, teachers and the students of Grade 12, the much awaited dream project of Welham, the subway, was finally inaugurated by Mr. Arijit Banerji, former member of the Board of Governors. The walking across to the other side was accompanied by loud cheers from teachers and students alike.

  • 5th Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival
    Sunday, March 11, 2018

    The 5th Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival was held at Thano Forest. Mr. Suniti Bhushan Datta, a nature educator and a consultant wildlife biologist led the walk. Ten girls from class XII who are members of the Nature Club were accompanied by Ms Kusum Dandona, Ms Anchal Sondhi and Ms Tanushree Verma participated in the walk. Mr. Datta provided the girls invaluable information on flora and fauna.

  • Groton Students visit Welham
    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    9 girls from Groton School, Massachusetts, USA, visited the school for a week. They were exposed to an array of activities like Indian Craft, cooking, pottery and Indian classical dance. They enjoyed a day in the life of a Welhamite and attended classes along with the girls. They especially enjoyed cooking halwa, learning a few Hindi phrases and discussing poetry. During their brief stay in Dehradun, they visited Rishikesh and even watched a Bollywood movie. It was a great learning experience for our girls as well as they even got to attend a few classes conducted by their History teacher.

  • Keya Aggarwal: Our Little Storyteller
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Welham Boys School organized a Story Telling Competition. 13 Schools participated in the event and Keya Aggarwal of Grade 6 narrated a self- composed story in the Science Fiction Category. Her story was unique and interesting and bagged the third place in its category.

  • Students Visit IMA Blood Bank
    Monday, February 19, 2018

    The Department of Hindi organized a visit to the IMA Blood Bank for the students of Grade 6. The students were briefed about the importance and process of collection, segregation and preservation of blood after it has been donated. It was a great learning experience for the students and the escorts as well.The students were escorted by Mrs. Kusum Dandona and Mrs. Richa Joshi Pant.

  • Ananya Likhi Times Spark Report
    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Ananya Likhi, a student of Grade 10 was awarded a platinum certificate and a cash prize worth rupees two lakhs for being in the top 5% in the Interview Round conducted by Times Spark, a scholarship under the Times of India's Read to Lead Programme for Awareness, Responsibility and Knowledge. A total of 2.5 lakh students appeared for an online test based on the articles that were carried by the newspaper everyday. From among this whopping number, only 400 students made it to the Interview Round and the winners were further shortlisted by a panel of judges.

  • Katha Kahani Enthralls Students of Grade 6
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    The students of Grade 6 attended a poetry workshop organized by The Shikshankur Global School as part of a series of workshops called 'Katha Kahani - A Storytelling Fest'. It was conducted by Mr. Ameen Haque of The Storywallahs, Bangalore. Through an interactive and entertaining session, Mr. Haque got the children to create and share free verse poems of their own. The session was interspersed with music and bits of drama. The children enjoyed themselves as they gave their thoughts and feelings expression through poetry. The students were accompanied by Ms Deepti Kumar and Ms Mamta Govil.

  • Investiture Ceremony 2018
    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    On 1st February, the school held the Investiture of Captains and awarded the School Colours. The team of Captains for the year 2018-‘19 were formally administered the oath of office by the Principal, Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam. School Captain: Aalekh Dhaliwal, Games Captain: Yashkritta Shekhawat, Bulbul House Captain: Ragini Kayal, Flycatcher House Captain: Anandita Singh, Hoopoe House Captain: Neharika Sharma, Oriole House Captain: Kairavi Goenka, Woodpecker House Captain: Tanisha Tekriwal. The Chief Guest on the occasion was a member of the Board of Governors and an ex Welhamite, Mrs.Hema Badhwar Mehra.

  • Rhea Khullar Wins National Cooking Competition
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    The National Cooking Competition was organized by The Heritage Girls School, Udaipur for girls in the age group of 9-16 years. 16 girls who take up Home Science in Grade 9 and 10 registered for this competition. Rhea Khullar was chosen for the Finals in the ‘Curry’ category and Ananya Likhi was chosen for her entry in the ‘Salad’ category. Rhea made a Coconut Aubergine curry and was adjudged the Winner in her category. She received a cheque for Rs 11,000/- , a Gold medal and a book. Ananya Likhi made Caesar Salad and was awarded the 3rd prize in her category. She received a Bronze medal and a cookbook. They were personally commended by a Team of Celebrity judges, Vicky Ratnani, Chef Salil Fadnis and Chef Alpesh Lodha.

  • Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam, Principal, WGS, conferred the Shiksha Ratan Award
    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    The Pestleweed College organized the Principals’ Progressive Schools’ Association (PPSA) conference from 14th to 16th December on the theme “Global Shift in School Education” for Principals and “Engage, Evaluate, Extend, Explain and Explore” for teachers. Principals Progressive Schools’ Association is the brain child of stalwarts and educationists of high repute, brought into existence to cater for the vibrant platform & wide opportunities chiselled out for the young students to mould them into progressive & energetic human beings. At the conference, Mrs. Sambasivam gave a talk on “Innovation in Education” where she stressed on the need for change in the current teaching practices. She said that the need of the hour is an integrated approach to teaching instead of compartmentalizing the disciplines. She spoke about the concept of “Blended Learning” where students get a chance to become their own teachers and teachers act as facilitators. She was conferred with the “Shiksha Ratan” award during the conference. Prominent educationists such as Dr. Harish Chaudhry, Professor,IIT, DMS, Delhi, Shri Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE, Dr. Kamal Taori, IAS (Retd.), Secretary, Govt. of India and Dr. (Mrs.) Sheela Taori, Principal,PWCIT, Dehradun, Shri G. Bala Subramaniam, Former Director Academics, CBSE,New Delhi, Mr. Shomie Das, Former Headmaster, The Doon School, Dehradun also attended the conference.

  • Rajni Sekhri Sibal Motivates Girls
    Friday, November 17, 2017

    The students of Grade 11 engaged in an interactive session with Ms Rajni Sekhri Sibal, an alumna of Welham Girls' School. At present she is the Director General of National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Government of India. She narrated her experiences and spoke to the girls about the Administrative Service as a career option.

  • Second Runners Up In Doon Business Quiz 2017
    Friday, November 10, 2017

    Four students of class 12 participated in the DBS Quiz 2017 organized by Doon Business School, Dehradun. We competed against 65 schools and were among the top 6 teams that made it to the Final Round. We bagged the Runners Up position and received a cash prize of Rs 12,500.

  • Cultural Festival At Chickar International School
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    From among the eight teams that participated in Joíe de Vívre (Joy of Living), a cultural festival hosted by Chickar International School, Bareilly, the students of Welham Girls' School were awarded the First Runners Up Position. The results of the various events are as follows: Creating an Advertisements and Enacting them on FM Radio – Yashkrita Shekhawat, Avantika Pasari and Afsana Kumar won the First Prize. Group Singing Competition - Yashkrita Shekhawat, Avantika Pasari, Afsana Kumar, Shivanshi Gupta, Tanvi Trehan, Nandini Goyal, Jahnavi Manish Dalmia and Medha Ajitsaria won the First Prize. In Vocal Singing (Solo) Nandini Goyal was awarded the Third Prize. In the Street Play our school was given a special mention by the judges. It was a great experience for the girls. The team was mentored and escorted by Ms Kusum Dandona and Mr. Dinesh Chand.

  • La Martiniere College Model United Nations
    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Nitya Jain, Madhul Sharma, Rishika Singh, Aalekh Dhaliwal, Richi Singh, Ruchita Nagar, Prisha Manocha and Taarika Mann participated in the La Martiniere College Model United Nations at Lucknow. Aalekh Dhaliwal was adjudged the Best Delegate in the United Nations Human Rights Council as the delegate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The girls were escorted by Ms Jaya Chaturvedi.

  • Ridhima Ahluwalia Does Welham Proud In Chess
    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Ridhima Ahluwalia, Anjali Midha, Eshanya Agarwal and Raavya Jain participated in The Doon School Chess Tournament in November. Ridhima Ahluwalia was awarded the Board Prize for winning all her matches. The girls even attended a chess workshop by Grandmaster Sriram Jha.

  • Welhamites Visit CERN
    Friday, November 3, 2017

    12 girls along with Ms Vanshree Scott visited the European Council for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland. The girls attended lectures by renowned physicists on Standard Model, Higgs Field, Particle Accelerators and Medical Application of Physics. The main focus was on the CMS experiment which had played a huge role in the discovery of the Higgs Boson famously known as 4od Particle. The girls also explored Geneva and visited the UN. It was an unforgettable experience for the young science enthusiasts.

  • Exchange Students from Downe House School, England
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Charlie and Chalotte spent a fortnight at Welham as part of the Students' Exchange Programme. They engaged in a plethora of activities at school and also spent the Diwali weekend with two of our girls. They visited the Buddhist Monastery and went to Rishikesh to be a part of the 'Ganga Aarti'. Besides attending classes, they cooked Indian dishes and also learnt the basics of the Hindi Language. In the short time they spent with us, they forged bonds for a lifetime.

  • Talk Show at RIMC Dehradun
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    36 History students of Pre SC and SC classes attended a talk show at RIMC. Eminent military historian Shiv Kunal Verma spoke about the 1947-48 Indo-Pak War. The session was beneficial to the students as they not only co-moderated the discussion, but also asked incisive questions, which added to their learning.

  • Ninad - IPSC Music Festival 2017
    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    The opening ceremony of the IPSC Music Festival 2017, Ninad, which has been co-hosted by Welham Girls' School and Welham Boys' school, was held at The Shanti Varma Auditorium. The Chief Guest for the programme was Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, an outstanding vocalist of the famed “Jaipur-Atrauli” Khayal Gayaki tradition of Indian Classical Music. After the lighting of the ceremonial lamp, the programme began with the first event of the festival, Indian Classical Orchestra. The judges for the event were Ustad Mujtaba Hussain, Shri Sukanta Bajpayee and Shri Shrawan Kumar. The beautiful compositions presented by the eleven schools that were participating, left the audience spell bound.

  • Welham Girls’ School Celebrates Its 60th Founders' Day
    Monday, October 23, 2017

    The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations commenced with the fete organised by 'Kar Kamal'. 'Soaring High', a coffee table book commemorating the sixty years of Welham was released by the Principal, Ms Padmini Sambasivam and the WGAA Executive Committee. On the second day of the celebrations, an exhibition tracing the history of Welham was put up in the Activity Centre, Tadpole. The Nukkad Natak made the exhibition come alive by illustrating its theme. Following this, the school orchestra presented a beautiful piece and there was an Audio Visual Presentation – I Believe I Can Fly, celebrating those Welhamites who have chosen the 'road less travelled' and achieved great heights in their respective professions. Thereafter, the Principal, staff and students thanked the ex-Staff members for their long and invaluable service to the School and their contribution in taking Welham to greater heights by felicitating them. Ms. Tavleen Singh, an eminent journalist and an ex-Welhamite was the Chief Guest for the morning function. The main Founders’ Day programme included Speeches, Prize Distribution and a dance performance ‘Navadha-Rasdhara’ an artistic rendition featuring the ‘Navarasa’ or the nine supreme emotions that govern our way of life. The Chief Guest for the evening’s programme was Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, former Chairman, State Bank of India. The celebrations concluded with the 'bada khana'.

  • A Military History Seminar At Welham Boys' School
    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Four students attended a Military History Seminar at Welham Boys’ School. They discussed varied topics like the Kargil War, Modern Warfare, and Indo-Pakistan Relations. They had the privilege of meeting (Hony) Capt Bana Singh, PVC, the Hero of Siachen, and listening to first- hand accounts of battles of various retd Army Generals.

  • 8th Inter School State Karate Championship 2017
    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    19 girls represented school in the 8th Inter School Uttarakhand State Karate Championship held in Rishikesh. A total of eight schools from different Districts participated in both the Coloured and White Belt Sections. The school won a total of 30 medals - 12 Gold,11 Silver and 7 Bronze. Over the Welham team stood Third.

  • Silver Jubilee Commemorative Young Thinkers' Conclave 2017
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    15 girls represented Welham at the Young Thinkers' Conclave 2017 held at Mayo College Girls' School, Ajmer. In the English Debate, Nitya Jain was adjudged the Best Speaker and the team represented by Rinchen Angmo, Amla Srivastava and Nitya Jain, stood second. In the Hindi Debate or girls performed well too. Sejal Kapoor won the award for the Best Opposition Speaker whereas Sukhman Arora won the award for the Most Promising Speaker. From among a total of 20 schools that participated, our Quiz Team, represented by Bhakti Bansal, Poornima Kukreti and Diya Kalsi, won the second prize. The team was escorted by Ms Nalanda Pandey and Ms Sapna Sharma.

  • Uttarakhand State Shooting Championship 2017
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    A group of 8 budding shooters represented Welham at the Uttarakhand State Shooting Championship 2017 held at Jaspal Rana Shooting Academy. Aditi Shrivastava and Gitika Karwa won a silver medal each while Ritagya Singh, Anshika Kamboj, Roshni Singh, Ishani Poddar, Khushi Moda and Ridhima Ahluwalia brought home a total of 9 Bronze medals.

  • Welham Wins the 13th Manorite Table Tennis Tournament 2017
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    The School Table Tennis team did us proud by winning the overall First Position in the 13th Manorite Table Tennis Tournament held in St. George’s College, Mussoorie. Kartikee Mahadik and Areena Makker won the titles of the U-14 & U-19 respectively and Khushi Goyal and Shreeya Gupta were the Runners-up in the U-19 and U-17 category.

  • Aalekh Dhaliwal Wins Most Outstanding Delegate Award at The Doon School MUN
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    A seven students delegation represented the school at The Doon School Model United Nations Conference 2017. Aalekh Dhaliwal was adjudged the 'Most Outstanding Delegate' for her representation of Algeria in the UNHCR.

  • Nature Walk on Sunday
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    A group of 18 Nature Club girls went for the WII Nature Trail on Sunday morning. The lecture cum walk by Dr. Suresh and his wife Dr. Manju was very enriching and informative. The girls saw specimens of birds and the tarantula spider. They were accompanied by Dr. Reema Pant.

  • Welham Wins Eureka Quiz 2017
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    The team comprising Aadya Dewan, Shreya Bahukhandi and Sukhman Arora won the 19th Inter School Science Quiz 2017.St. Josephs Academy were a close second while Brightlands School Dehradun bagged the third position. Dr. Amrita Dass, Founder - Director, ICS International, was the Chief Guest for the evening.

  • Swimming Team Does Welham Proud
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    The School Swimming team did us proud by winning a haul of medals in the Swimming Competition held in Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie. The girls won a total of 5 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronze medals. The school was represented by Anushka Prakash, Tahira Dhillon, Shivya, Tanvi Bhargava and Ishita Bhargava.

  • 4th Invitational Chess Tournament 2017
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    From among a total of 8 teams, The Doon School, represented by Anuman Goel, Raghav Bagri, Aryan Kasera and Devasnsh Sharma won the 4th Invitational Chess Tournament held at Welham Girls' School, Dehradun.

  • MNSS Wins the First Welham Girls’ School Diamond Jubilee Invitational Basketball Tournament 2017
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    In the final match Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai beat Welham Girls’ School by 39-32 points. Mohini was the highest scorer from Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai with a total of 13 points while Ananya Singh was the highest scorer from Welham Girls’ School with a total of 10 points. Dr. Arti Trehan, an alumna from of the batch of 1985 was the Chief Guest for the occasion and gave away the trophies, mementos and individual prizes to the players and officials.

  • 13th All India Independence Cup Karate Championship 2017
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    A group of 16 girls participated in the 13th All India Independence Cup Karate Championship in Delhi. From among two thousand participants belonging to 28 states, the Welham team came home with a total of 9 medals - 5 Silver and 4 Bronze. In the Sub Junior Section (12 to 13 yrs), Aditi Bhojnagarwala won a Silver Kata and Diva Bakshi won a Silver in Kumite. In the Cadet Section (14-15yrs), Saumya Chowdhary won a Silver in Kata. Harshita Mitra won a Bronze in the Under 47 kg Kumite while Anoushka Mehrotra won a Silver in the Under 54 kg category. In the Junior Section (16 - 17 yrs), Keara Bakshi won a Bronze and in the Under 45 kg Kumite while Muskan Kuchhal won a Silver. In the Under 48 kg Shipra Agarwal won a Bronze while in the Under 59 kg Swechha Sikaria too won a Bronze.

  • Welham Wins Geeta Paath Competition
    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    A group of eleven girls participated in the Inter School Geeta Paath Competition organized by Kasiga School, Dehra Dun. Our girls stood first in the event and received accolades for the beautiful rendition of the shlokas. They were escorted by Mrs. Prabha Nawani.

  • Welham Wins The Third Prize in Poetry Recitation Competition
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Twelve girls participated in the Inter School Hindi Poetry Recitation Competition hosted by Hometown Girls' School, Dehradun. Jaya Dewan stood third in the Individual Category. Our girls won the third prize in group recitation as well. The team was escorted by Mrs. Kusum Dandona.

  • End of an Era: A Memorial Service for Mrs. Shanti Varma
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    On Wednesday, the staff, students and residents of Dehradun joined the family of Mrs. Shanti Varma, former Principal of Welham Girls' School, who passed away on August 4. A number of speakers paid tribute to the dynamic personality who had touched and moulded many lives. She was remembered for not just being an exceptional educator but also an extremely public - spirited individual who plunged herself actively in social work after retirement. As the saying in Gita goes, the body is perishable but the dwellers in these bodies are eternal, indestructible and impenetrable. Mrs. Varma will always be remembered with love, affection and admiration by all those who knew her. Her passing away is a great loss to the city of Dehradun and the world of education but the spirit with which she celebrated each day is something for which she will always be remembered.

  • Bhutan Cultural Exchange 2017
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Twelve students from grade 8 participated in the 7th Cultural Exchange to Bhutan organized annually by India Trust and Vasant Valley School, Delhi. The trip included visits to two schools in Bhutan, visits to various places of cultural interest, hikes, and a meeting with the Indian ambassador to Bhutan. The trip to Bhutan ended with a performance by Bhutanese Folk artists. They played traditional instruments, sang folk songs and performed classical and traditional dances for the group. The girls were escorted by Ms Deepshikha Walia.

  • 5th International Biotechnology Festival 2017
    Sunday, August 6, 2017

    A team of 10 girls participated in the Festival hosted by City Montessori School, Lucknow. From among the 95 schools that participated, Shiva Saraogi stood First in the debate, 'Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over Our Lives.' Palak Porwal, Arushi Bansal, Anmol Kejriwal, Nandini Goyal and Khyati Jamwali received a Consolation Prize for the 'Jingle'. The girls also received 'The Most Creative Team Award' at the Prize Distribution Ceremony. They were mentored and escorted by Ms Seema Issar.

  • Miss Saroj Srivastava Inter School Englsih Debate
    Friday, August 4, 2017

    The school was represented by Rinchen Angmo, Amla Srivastav and Anushka Khaitan. Besides our own school, there were 10 other schools which participated in this prestigious debate - The Doon School, R.I.M.C, St. Joseph’s Academy, Welham Boys’ School, PYDS Learning Academy, The Scindia School, La Martiniere Girls’ College Lucknow, Mayo College Girls’ School, Springdales School and La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata. Springdales School was given the trophy for the Best Team. The Runners Up Trophy went to Welham Girls’ School. Amla Srivastav was adjudged the second best speaker For the Motion, while Rinchen Angmo was the second best speaker Against the Motion.

  • Welham Girls' School Gets Special Mention at MUN
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Ten girls participated in the recently concluded Model United Nations Conference hosted by Welham Boys School. The student delegates were a part of the various committees such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Human Rights Committee, Continuous Crisis Committee, Security Council and the International Press Corps. Alma Shrivastava and Sasha Sarin received a special mention for their brilliant debating skills, while Madhul Sharma, Nitya Jain, and Aalekh Dhaliwal received a verbal mention.

  • Inauguration of The Tadpole
    Friday, July 28, 2017

    The Tadpole was inaugurated by the Chairperson of our Board of Governors, Ms Vinita Bali. This was followed by a beautiful dance recital by the girls. The highlight of the evening was a friendly Basketball and Table Tennis match between the girls and the Board of Governors.

  • Tree Plantation at Flag Hill Sahastradhara
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    The SC Nature Club girls went to Flag Hill, Sahastradhara for a tree plantation activity organized by Tara Foundation, and Citizens for Green Doon. The occasion was graced by HE Kalden D. Sakya. The girls were escorted by Ms. Anchal Sondhi and Ms. Reema Pant.

  • Young Welham Scholars Qualify for Yale
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    After winning the Regional Round conducted at Unison School, Dehradun, the teams comprising 16 girls proceeded to Hanoi for the Semi-Final Global Round where they competed with 40 countries and 3,500 students. The teams qualified for the Final Round which will be held in Yale this year. The students participated in debates, creative writing, quizzes and a multiple choice question exercise called The Scholar’s Bowl. Manya Kheria was adjudged the Top Scholar in School Delegation and won Gold in Literature. Hansika Nath won Gold in Art and Music. The Senior teams too did the school proud by finding a well-deserved place in the top ten global schools.

  • Student Exchange Programmes
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    As part of the Student Exchange Programme, this year Welham Girls’ School was represented by six students to Downe House School, UK, Millfield School, UK and Groton School, USA. Diya Kalsi and Kairvi Goenka went to Downe House School. Yashkritta and Aalekh Dhaliwal to Millfield School and at Groton School, Welham was represented by Lakshita Jamwal and Neharika Sharma.

  • Teacher Exchange Programme 2017
    Monday, July 10, 2017

    To build international and cultural connections, Ms Juhi Barakoti was invited to Groton School, USA, to spend almost two weeks with them. She observed their classes and activities and enjoyed the experience of interacting with the students and staff.

  • Summer Programme at NUS Singapore
    Monday, July 10, 2017

    19 girls attended a Summer Science Camp at NUS, Singapore in the month of June. The week long programme was packed with lectures and exciting activities for increasing their awareness and understanding of science. The students were exposed to various aspects of scientific concepts along with hands-on experience with cutting edge technology. They were escorted by Ms Reema Pant and Ms Meena Gupta.

  • Educational And Cultural Trip to Japan 2017
    Friday, July 7, 2017

    A group of eleven students visited Japan in the month of June. Their eight day trip was an enriching experience with visit to places such as The japan Exchange Group, Historical Museum, The Imperial Palace, Kikkoman Factory, Sophia University and Mt. Fuji. The girls even participated in bonsai making and tried their hands at origami. They were escorted by Ms Chavi Gupta.

  • Workshop on Comprehensive Sexuality Education
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    The HMs and Matrons of all the houses had a three day workshop on CSE (Comprehensive Sexuality Education) was conducted by resource persons from the Delhi-based NGO, TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues). It covered a wide range of issues ranging from Body Image to Sexual Abuse, sensitizing and training the participants on how to handle various situations.

  • The 8th SGGS International Students’ Conference 2017
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Ria Jain, Tanisha Tekriwal, Shivanshi Gupta and Rishika Singh represented Welham at The 8th SGGS International Students’ Conference in Penang, Malaysia. The theme for the conference this year was ‘Global Citizen’. Students attended a number of workshops and group activities centered around the theme. There were plenary sessions in which Rishika Singh was the Chairperson and Shivanshi Gupta and Tanisha Tekriwal were the Respondents. Shivanshi Gupta participated in SISC Idol competition and was appreciated for her talent in singing. For the cultural evening, Ria Jain, an exponent of Bharatnatyam presented a solo on Lord Shiva. Additionally, there was a video making competition and our girls chose the topic, Lack of toilets in India. The team was awarded the Second Prize for their hard-hitting short documentary. The girls were mentored and escorted by Mrs. Arundhati Shukla.

  • Vibhuti Arora Adjudged Best Speaker
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    An Inter School Hindi Debate Competition was held at Shri Ram Centennial School, Dehradun. Our school was represented by Vibuti Arora and Vanshika Gupta. Vibuti was adjudged the Best Speaker and the team stood second overall. The girls were escorted by Dr. Jyoti Verma.

  • Welhamites Attend The WIC Literature Festival
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    A group of 32 SCs attended a panel discussion by Ms Malvika Rajkotia and Ms Maya Mirchandani as part of the Dehradun Community Literature Festival at World Integrity Centre. The engaging talk on Indian Women and their battles and success stories, elicited insightful questions and responses from the panelists and audience. The talk, which lasted for over an hour, was moderated by Mr. Daleep Akoi and Nazia Y Izuddin. The students were escorted by Ms Neera Kapoor, Ms Swati Singh and Ms Aarti Seth.

  • Welham Wins 6-a- side Hockey Tournament
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    The school Hockey Team participated in the 6-a- side Hockey Tournament at St. Agnes School, Dehradun. The defeated Moravian Institute in the finals to win the trophy. Prerna Kejriwal was awarded the prize for the Best Player of the tournament and Gunchica Bhalla bagged the prize for the Best Defender.

  • Chetna Does Welham Proud at IIHM Young Chef Contest
    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Chetna Agarwal participated in the All India Finals of the Young Chef Competition 2017 and was among the top 8 finalists. She had to cook an Indian meal by choosing the ingredients from the basket given to them. The results will be announced in June after compiling the votes and the judges' scores. The voting lines are now open so you can vote for Chetna on http://iihm.ac.in/contestants/chetna.

  • Lecture Series at Welham
    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    In commemoration of the School's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Welham began its Lecture Series by an enthralling talk on Business Ethics and Finance by Dr. Reena Mithal. The talk was followed by an interesting Q&A session.

  • Shooting Range Inaugurated
    Monday, April 3, 2017

    The Welham Girls' Shooting Range was inaugurated by Mrs. Dayita Datta and Mr. Arijit Banerjee, Member, Board of Governors, Welham Girls' School. The students are most excited as they now have a new sport to try out.

  • Welham Bids Farewell to the Legendary Mrs. Datta
    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    The students of Welham Girls' School bid farewell to the legendary Vice Principal, Mrs. Datta, who retired after 30 years of dedicated service. After an enjoyable cultural programme and speeches by the Principal, Mrs. Sambasivam and the students, everyone surrounded her to get that perfect parting shot.

  • Arshi Singh Makes Welham Proud
    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Arshi Singh from the Batch of 2013 won the Academic Excellence Award at the University of Toronto. She received a certificate, memento and an award of $1000. After graduating from University, she will be working with HSBC Bank, Toronto. We are proud of her achievement.

  • Sitar Recital at Welham Girls' School
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The students and teachers were treated to a melodious Sitar recital by noted instrumentalist Pt. Purbayan Chateerjee. He was accompanied by Ustad Akram Khan on the tabla. A torchbearer of the Senia Malhar gharana, the virtuoso, who has participated in various fusion projects all over the world, mesmerized the young audience. The concert was held under the aegis of SPIC MACAY's Dehradun Chapter.

  • Sonika Bhardwaj Wins Consolation Prize
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    O-325 Vibhuti Arora, F-252 Radhika Sachet Prakash and Sonika Bhardwaj went to the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology to participate in the Hindi Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of National Science Day. Sonika Bhardwaj was awarded the Consolation Prize. They were escorted by Dr. Jyoti Verma.

  • Poetry Appreciation Hour at The Doon School
    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    Tanvi Trehan and Hansika Nath, represented the school at 'The Poetry Appreciation Hour' held at The Doon School. Budding poets from The Doon School, Welham Girls' School and RIMC read out self composed and some famous poems in both Hindi and English on the themes of love, spirituality, childhood and patriotism. It was a delight to listen to the beautifully composed poems which were recited with emotion and passion. It was truly an enriching and enjoyable experience.

  • Cultural Workshop at Wildlife Institute of India
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    A group of 8 students attended a two day workshop at the Wildlife Institute of India. The first session of the seminar began with an enriching glimpse into the life of a world renowned scientist, Dr. George Schaller, who has over six decades of experience in the field of wildlife research conservation. The day ended with a session by Mr. Bikram Grewal. The next day, the girls visited the Forensics Laboratory at the Institute. Even though the session after lunch by Ms Rita Banerjee was an interesting one, the best was yet to come. Mr. Dhritiman Mukherjee’s brilliant photographs of the snow leopards at Leh left the audience mesmerised. The girls, who were escorted by Mrs Richa Pant and Mrs Reema Pant, had an unforgettable experience.

  • Inter House Dramatics Competition 2017
    Friday, February 3, 2017

    The students of Grade 9 and 11 staged a satire ‘ Tender se Udhghatan Tak’ on Friday evening. The play was divided into five acts and each House was given an Act to perform. They were judged on their Acting Skills, Diction, Use of Space, Innovation in Costumes and Overall Impact. The judges for the competition were Mrs. Shanti Varma, Former Principal, Welham Girls’ School, Mr. Rajiv Shukla, Theatre Personality and Mrs. Nalanda Pandey from the Department of Hindi. The results were as follows: First Prize: Flycatcher House; Second Prize: Oriole House; Third Prize: Woodpecker House. Mrs. Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Welham Boys' School, was also present on the occasion.

  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day
    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    24 girls from Grade 9 and 11 went to Asan Conservation Reserve to celebrate World Wetlands Day. At the Conservation Reserve, the girls were explained about the significance of wetlands and the Ramsar convention. They did waterfowl identification and also spotted about 21 species of birds. They worked in close association with Waste Warriors and collected 15 kilos of garbage. They were accompanied by Ms Reema Pant, Mrs. Vatsala Dubey and Mrs. Anchal Sondhi.

  • Mrs. Sambasivam Felicitated for Exemplary Leadership
    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Amity University Lucknow Campus and Institute for Career Studies, Lucknow honoured Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam for "exemplary leadership" in the field of education at a conference of Educator Leaders at Lucknow.

  • SPIC MACAY National Convention
    Friday, December 30, 2016

    Our girls,attended the "SPIC MACAY National Convention" in Kolkata New Town School. They learnt their respective dance forms in five days and performed on the last day of the convention. Areena Makker (F/154), Odissi Dance; Maitreyee Sayyonee (W/624), Kathakali Dance; Mahima Chaudhary (B/035), Odissi Dance; Sonika Bhardwaj (B-46), Kathak Dance and Anjali Middha (H-159), Sattriya Dance. It was not only a great learning experience but they were also treated to back to back live concerts. The girls were escorted by Mrs Upma Shukla.

  • IPSC Dance Festival
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    A group of girls, escorted by Mrs. Rajlakshmi represented the school at the IPSC Dance Festival at the Sharada Residential School, Udupi. They participated in the Creative Choreography, Western Dance, Folk Dance and Indian classical Solo. Aryashree Kunhambu won the 1st Prize in the Indian Classical Dance (solo) for her Bharat Natyam item depicting Durga.

  • Exchange Programme to Australia
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    As part of the Student Exchange Programme, Welham Girls’ School was represented by Sakshi Manglik and Gunchica Bhalla to Scone Grammar School, Scone, New South Wales, Australia. They spent a delightful three weeks with O’Brien family at Scone, four hours north of Sydney. Besides attending school from Monday to Friday, they participated in an adventure camp where they did kayaking, mountain biking, high ropes, table bouldering, and abseiling. The trip was packed with fun, learning and adventure. It was an experience of a lifetime.

  • Literature Enthusiasts Attend A Book Reading Session
    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Five students from Class 11 spent an evening amidst eminent authors like Mr. Ruskin Bond and Ms Nayantara Sehgal at the launch of Ms Namita Gokhale's 'Things to Leave Behind'. They were excited to read the book after listening to a few select passages that were read out and even interacted with Ms Gokhale over a cup of tea.

  • The Doon School Chukerbutty Debate 2016
    Sunday, November 13, 2016

    Our school was represented by Shristi Khemka, Mrinaal Sehgal and Rajlakshmi Das at The Doon School Chukerbutty Debate 2016. We won two rounds of the Preliminary debates, and Rajlakshmi Das was adjudged the Best Speaker in one of the Preliminary rounds.

  • All India IPSC Athletics Meet 2016
    Monday, November 7, 2016

    Twenty students participated in the All India IPSC Athletics Meet that was held at Punjab Public School Nabha in the first week of November. The Welham Athletics Team scored a total of 91 points and bagged one Gold, four Silver and six Bronze medals. We lifted the March Past Trophy along with Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya,Gwalior.

  • All-India IPSC Girls' Basketball Championship
    Monday, October 31, 2016

    The School U-19 Basketball team participated in the All-India IPSC Girls' Basketball Championship held in YPS,Mohali. A total of 15 Schools participated in the Championship. Welham Girls' School qualified for the Semi-Finals but lost to Modern School,Barakhamba,New Delhi, We stood 4th out of 15 teams that participated in this mega event.

  • Literary Festival at The Lawrence School Sanawar
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Bhakti Bansal and Diya Anand represented the School at the first Lit-Fest hosted by The Lawrence School, Sanawar and emerged as the winners in the Literary Quiz. In the 'Book Review' Event, the girls presented a critique of the book ‘The Place of Illusions’ by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,and secured the Second Place. They were commended for their performance by the judges and received trophies,certificates and books as prizes.

  • Wynberg Allen Inter School Invitational Athletics Meet 2016
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Our young athletes did us proud by winning a total of 44 Medals at the Wynberg Allen Inter School Invitational Athletics Meet 2016. Sneha Chauhan was awarded the Most Promising Athlete Trophy while Shreya Bhaukhandi and Jyot Kaur Thind were awarded the Individual Championship Trophy.

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    The Founders’ Day Celebrations commenced with the Annual Sports Meet involving the March Past, Athletics Track Events, Karate and Aerobics Demonstrations. This culminated in the Prize Distribution by the Chief Guest Mrs. Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu, OSD, P. N. S. Mountaineering Institute, Munsyari. After an interaction with the teachers during the Parent Teacher Meeting, the parents and guests witnessed an enthralling production by the students of Junior School, ‘Beauty is a Beast’. The Exhibitions this year were different as they ensured involvement of all the students of Classes VI to XII. Through these exhibitions they established that there is a symbiotic relationship among all subjects. The Nukkad –Nataks; live dance shows and art demonstrations made the Exhibitions literally come alive. Her Excellency Ms. Melba Pria, Ambassador of Mexico to India, was the Chief Guest this Founders’ and gave away the awards. Her inspirational speech to the girls left the audience spellbound. This was followed by a dance performance ‘Krishnaya Tubhyam Namah’ an artistic rendition featuring various antics of that Universal Teacher – Krishna. The celebrations ended with a grand dinner for parents, guests, staff and students, accompanied by the students’ Live Band.

  • J.L.D'Souza Memorial Inter School English Debate
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The J.L.D'Souza Memorial Inter School English Debate took place at St. Joseph's's Academy,Dehradun. It was an extempore debate followed by Turncoat. Shrishti Khemka was adjudged the first Runner-up in the Extempore Debate and the Best Speaker in the Turncoat. She also got the prize for Best Rebuttal. Welham Girls School was adjudged the second best team in the Debate.

  • 7th Mrs E.C. West Memorial Inter - School Swimming Competition
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Our young swimmers did us proud at the Swimming Meet held at Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie. In the Sub junior category, Anushka Prakash and Amber Singh won the gold medal in the Freestyle and Breast Stroke event respectively. Ishita Bhargava, won three gold medals and also bagged the individual championship trophy in the Intermediate Category.

  • Incredible India Quiz 2016
    Monday, August 15, 2016

    On the occasion of Independence Day, the school hosted the joint Welham Boys' Welham Girls Incredible India Quiz. There were eight teams of four members each, with two members from each school. The questions were jointly set by the teachers of both schools and comprised rounds of Current Affairs, Science, Sports, History, Geography Awards and Honours, a video round and a final buzzer round.

  • Arangetram by Aryashree Kunhambu
    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Aryashree Kunhambu,enthralled the audience with her first public performance ( Arangetram ) at Welham Girls'School. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Padma Shri Smt. Geeta Chandran. The most touching moment was when Aryashree touched her guru's feet,Mrs. C.K. Rajlaxmi, who is also her mother, to seek her blessings at the end of the performance.

  • Welham Shines at Ek Pehchan in Pathways World School
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    The school took part in the Literary and Drama Competition at Pathways World School "Ek Pehchan". The students had to read the novel "Tamas" and prepare a script, focusing on its contemporary relevance. From among the 10 schools that participated in the English event, Welham Girls' School won the Best Performance. The Hindi play was called Aahwan and the girls won the First Position in Script Writing and Second Position in the Play. Tara Katyayini Singh won the Best Actor Award.

  • Inter House Music Competition 2016
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    The Inter-House Music Competition was held on 12th and 13th August,2016. The results were as follows: Instrumental Solo: 1st Flycatchers 2nd Hoopoes 3rd Woodpeckers. Classical Vocal Trio: 1st Flycatchers 2nd Orioles 3rd Hoopoes. Indian Choir: 1st Woodpeckers 2nd Orioles 3rd Bulbuls. Western choir: 1st Flycatchers 2nd Woodpeckers 3rd Hoopoes. The points from the Dance Competition, held earlier were added up and the final tally for the Inter-House Music and Dance Competition were as follows: Overall: 1st Flycatchers 2nd Hoopoes 3rd Orioles.

  • Welham Wins The Brother C.J.Bergin Inter School Debate
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    St. George's College Mussoorie held its annual 'Brother J.G.Masterson Inter School Debate for classes IX & X on Wednesday, 10th August. They also hosted the Brother C.J.Bergin Inter School Debate for classes XI & XII on the same day. Welham Girls' School won the trophy for the Best Team in the senior debate. Akansha Naithani was adjudged the Best Speaker while Rinchen Angmo was adjudged the Second Best Speaker.

  • Welham Hosts Invitational Chess Tournament 2016
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    The third Welham Girls’ School Invitational Chess Tournament took place from 4th August to 6th August 2016 at Welham Girls’ School. Eight teams participated in this event. A total of 7 rounds were played in 3 days. The overall positions were as follows: The Doon School (Winner) Welham Boys’ School (Runners Up) Welham Girls’ School Team A (First Runners Up).

  • Welham at Prague
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    A group of 15 girls participated in the Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup at Prague from 21st July to 27 July, 2016 . Students from different countries across the world participated in the competition. The four competitive events were the team debates, Scholar's Challenge, collaborative writing and Scholar's Bowl. The two teams in the senior division won 12 gold and 25 silver medals.The three teams of the junior division won a total of 27 gold and 39 silver medals. All the teams qualified for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University to be held in November 2016.

  • Shri Sikkil C. Gurucharan Enthralls Audience
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Shri Sikkil C. Gurucharan, an exponent of Carnatic music, a Fulbright scholar and a Grammy Award nominee, enthralled the audience with his mesmerizing performance. His recital was based on the theme of women empowerment. Vidwan Sanjeev accompanied him on the violin and Vidwan K. Balaji on the mridangam.

  • Student Exchange Programmes
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    As part of the Student Exchange Programme, this year Welham Girls’ School was represented by six students to Downe House School, UK, Millfield School, UK and Groton School, USA. Lhachi Selden and Areena Makker went to Downe House School. Shreya Bahukhandi and Rinchen Angmo to Millfield School and at Groton School, Welham was represented by Sukhman Arora and Sejal Kapoor.

  • French Immersion Programme
    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    A gropu of thirteen students escorted by the French teacher, Ms Vibha Kapoor, went for a French Immersion Programme to Paris, Rouen and the Province of Normandy. The programme involved intensive French language classes, historical and cultural visits to places around Rouen and in the Normandy region of France, weekend visit to Paris, home stays with French families, and lectures and presentations on French history, art and culture.

  • Kai National Karate Championships
    Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Seven students participated in the Kai National Karate Championships organized by the Karate Association of India at the Talkatora Stadium from the 20th to the 22nd of May. Pritha Singh reached the third round and lost a very close individual bronze medal bout. The team comprised Srishti Prakash, Chandni Garg, Lavya Chadha, Pritha Singh, Kevika Singla and Arushi Bansal.

  • Welham Girls' School Wins 6th WGS Invitational Hockey Tournament 2016
    Saturday, May 7, 2016

    Welham Girls’ School beat Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala (MKP) by 5 goals to lift the coveted trophy. • Best Defender of the Tournament was Sunita Rawat of SAS. • Best Forward of the Tournament was Shruti Kaul of WGS. • Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament was Preksha of Wynberg Allen. • The Most Promising player of the tournament was Pema of MIS. • The Most valuable player of the tournament was Prerna Kejriwal of WGS. The Chief Guest of the finals was Mrs. Jyotsna Brar, Principal of Welham Girls’ School.

  • Welham Bids Farewell to the Principal Mrs. Jyotsna Brar
    Saturday, May 7, 2016

    With a heavy heart the staff and students bid farewell to Mrs. Jyotsna Brar, who has been the Principal for sixteen years. Vanshikaa Saavla, School Captain, presented a memento to Mrs. Brar and every class put up a small presentation. Mrs. Sambasivam, who takes over the reigns after Mrs. Brar, addressed the gathering and presented a bouquet of flowers to her.

  • Welham Girls' Wins the 10th WGS Golden Jubilee All-India Basketball Tournament
    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    In the final match Welham Girls’ School beat Pinegrove School by 41 – 25 points. Sarah Chaudhary of WGS was awarded 'STAG' Most Valuable Player of the Tournament 2016. The Highest Scorer of the tournament was Sarah Chaudhary from Welham Girls’ School with 94 points. The Highest Scoring Match of the tournament was the Semi final match between MNSS and PGS with 105 points. Ms. Vinita Bali,President of the Board of Governors of Welham Girls’ School gave away the trophies, tokens and individual prizes to the players and officials. Ms. Vinita Bali,President of the Board of Governors of Welham Girls’ School gave away the trophies, tokens & individual prizes to the players & officials.

  • IPSC Tennis Tournament 2016
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Welham Girls' School participated in the IPSC Tennis Tournament held at The Daly College, Indore from 24th to 27th April 2016. We participated in three age group categories,U-14,U-17 & U-19 . In U-14,U-17 & U-19 age group categories we reached the Quarter Final stage of the tournament. In U-17 age group individual category ,Roshini Singh played the Quarter-Final. In the U-17 age group category the WGS team stood at 4th position out of the12 participating teams.

  • Commemorative Week 2016
    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    The Programmes began on the 22nd of April with 8 schools participating in the debates and quiz. The first event was the Miss Saroj Srivastava Inter School English Debate. The Topic was ‘These are the Worst of Times'. Akshat Singh of Welham Boys' School was adjudged the ‘Best Speaker’ For the Motion and Ishaan Kapoor from The Doon School won the award for the ‘Best Speaker’ Against the Motion. The prize for the ‘Best Interlocutor’ was won by Mrinaal Sehgal, Welham Girls' School. The trophy for the ‘Best Team’ went to Welham Girls' School. The Mrs. Russell Nature and General Knowledge Quiz 2016 was held on the evening of 22nd April. 9 teams participated in the Preliminary Round and the top six teams went up for the main round. Springdales School, Pusa Road came 1st, RIMC, Dehradun was second, and La Martiniere Girls' College, Lucknow was 3rd. The Miss Linnell Memorial Inter School Hindi Debate was held on Saturday, 23rd April, 2016.Ena Asif , La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow and Shikhar Trivedi, The Doon School, Dehradun were adjudged the best speakers For and Against the motion respectively. Neha Roshni Yushing, La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow was adjudged the ‘Best Interlocutor’. Overall Positions were as follows: 1st La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow; 2nd Welham Girls' School, Dehradun; 3rd The Doon School, Dehradun.

  • Welham Girls' School Wins the Rajeev Khanna Inter-School Quiz 2016
    Saturday, April 23, 2016

    W-516 Nitya Khanna, B-25 Navya Sureka, and B-403 Manishka Banerjee represented the school at the Rajeev Khanna Inter-school Quiz at Scholars Home on 23rd April. Twenty schools took part and the theme this year was on tribes of the world. The team made it to the final round. In the final, they were placed first. They received the trophy for the second year and got a cash prize of Rs 3000/-.

  • Woodpecker House Wins Inter-House Dance Competition 2016
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    The Inter House Dance Competition was held on the 15th and 16th of April. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Padmini Samabasivam. The results were as follows: Kathak: 1st Bulbuls 2nd Hoopoes 3rd Orioles Folk Dance: 1st Flycatchers 2nd Woodpeckers 3rd Hoopoes Bharat Natyam: 1st Woodpeckers 2nd Orioles 3rd Flycatchers Overall Positions: 1st Woodpeckers 2nd Bulbuls 3rd Orioles

  • Inauguration of the Swimming Pool
    Saturday, March 26, 2016

    The Swimming Pool was inaugurated on the 26th of March by Mrs Jyotsna Brar, Principal Welham Girls' School. After the lighting of the ceremonial lamp, the School Games Captain, Sarah Choudhary, addressed the gathering. The ceremony ended with the junior and senior girls displaying their swimming skills.

  • Welham Bids Farewell
    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    On 23rd March Welham bid farewell to members of the staff retiring after putting in many years of dedicated service and commitment. It was a tearful occasion as we got together to express our gratitude to the pillars of the Welham community. They are Mrs Vijaya Lakshmi Jugran , HOD of the Hindi Department and HM of Senior Bulbuls , Mr J.P.Dangwal , Accounts Officer , Ms Pammi Kaur , Senior Librarian , Ms Zohra Nizami , Senior Crafts Teacher , Mr Anil Sharma , Stores In-Charge and Mrs Shashibala Chakravarty , Matron Senior Hoopoes. The Farewell Lunch was graced by the presence of a huge gathering of ex-staff members who took us on a trip down memory lane with their interesting anecdotes.

  • Alumnus Does Us Proud
    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    ZSL London Zoo's newest exhibit 'Land of the Lions' was opened by Her Majesty and HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh on 17th March 2016. Dr. Gitanjali Bhattacharya (Ex-H 18) has been instrumental in the development of the newest exhibit at London Zoo which transports visitors to the colourful sights and scents of India and allows visitors to get closer than ever to London zoo's amazing pride of Asiatic Lions. Gitanjali had the honour of briefing Her Majesty and HRH Prince Philip about the project as well as the broad spectrum of excellent conservation initiatives in South and Central Asia.

  • Welham Hosts Spic Macay Concert
    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    On 28th February, A Spic Macay concert was organized at school. Kamala Shankarji enthralled the audience with her Shankar guitar which is a modification of the Hawaiian guitar. The programme concluded with an interactive session with the students.

  • Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan
    Saturday, February 27, 2016

    A group of 30 students who are studying Political Science and History visited New Delhi on Saturday, 27th February. As a part of their educational tour, they visited Rashtrapati Bhavan in the morning followed by a walk through the Mughal Gardens. They also saw a collection of rare memorabilia belonging to the Nehru family at Teen Murti House and concluded the eventful day with a light and sound show at the Red Fort.

  • Life Skills Workshop
    Friday, February 19, 2016

    A Life Skills workshop was conducted by Miss Aarti Chandra and her team from Silverline for the students of grade 11. The aim of this four day workshop was to provide an insight into 'Employability Skills' that are necessary for success in the world today. The activities and interactive sessions were enjoyed by the students.

  • Mind the Mind - A Leadership Workshop
    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    The Prefect body for 2016-2017 attended a two day workshop on Leadership Management conducted by Dr. Manisha Sahni and her team. The students were engaged in a variety of activities which made them identify their strengths and work more effectively as a team.

  • National Athletics Meet 2016
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Preksha Jalan and Jyot Kaur Thind made us proud by being selected for the National Athletics Meet 2016 held in Kerala from 29th January to 2nd February. They participated in the Under-14 category in 400m, 100m and 4*100 m Relay.

  • India School Rankings 2015
    Monday, February 1, 2016

    It is a matter of great pride that Welham Girls' School, Dehradun was ranked the Number 1 boarding school for girls in the country in a survey conducted by Education World, a leading education portal in India.

  • IPSC Dance Competition 2015
    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    The school participated in the IPSC Dance Competition hosted by Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior on 2nd and 3rd September. The girls were placed First in the Choreography and Maitrika Kumari Rathore’s brilliant Bharatnatyam performance won her the First prize in the Classical Dance Category. Overall the girls were placed third.

  • British Council International School Award
    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    It is a matter of pride that the school has been awarded The International School Award by the British Council for 2015-2018. To qualify for the award the school submitted an Action Plan for seven Projects, which had an international dimension. A detailed description of the projects, which covered a wide range of activities in both the curricular and the co-curricular areas, was submitted to an eminent panel of judges.