Khaitan Public School, Sahibabad
The school is affiliated to CBSE and diligently following the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern designed by CBSE.
The school follows an integrated approach whereby the learning process is reinforced by various lively activities, highly interactive and democratic classroom environment that helps in building self-esteem and confidence thus catering to physical, mental, emotional and social development.
1:18 teacher student ratio with highly enriching and supportive learning environment has helped children to realize their potential whether it is 100% results in board examinations or bringing laurels to school in Dance, Drama, Quizzes & Sports. KPS is the first school in Sahibabad to have smart boards in all the classes. Smart boards installed in the classrooms metamorphose every child into a smart kid.
New ideas, methods and “out of the box” thinking is developed with highly diligent and focused faculty.
Programmes like D.E.A.R (drop everything and read) on every Thursday, I.G.I (I get inspired) on every Friday, peer educator and NEWS flashes are integral parts, of the school curriculum.
The school encourages outdoor activities and helps the students to explore their sports interests by offering high class sports facilities through 7 acres senior sports complex that facilitates sports like lawn tennis, basket ball, cricket, football, golf, skating, volleyball, march past and martial arts. Yoga and aerobics in the multi activity room with highly committed and trained teachers reflect the school’s vision of holistic development of the children.
Regular in service training in the form of workshops and seminars are conducted to keep teachers abreast of the latest. Workshops for students & parents are also conducted on a regular basis. Celebration of special days and festivals instill national pride & secular belief.
Class presentations, Assemblies & Grand Annual Function with 100% participation & celebration of Maths, Science, Social Science, English and Hindi week reinforce love for subjects and imbibe a sense of belongingness, responsibility and the art of team work in students.
The management of the school offers state of the art infrastructure that paves the way for a better future with a golden touch.
Major Religious Festivals Worldwide
Click here for Religious Holidays 2016 - 2017
|Date||Weekday||Holiday name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Jan 1||Sunday||Last day of Hanukkah||Jewish holiday|
|Jan 1||Sunday||New Year's Day||Bank holiday|
|Jan 2||Monday||New Year's Day observed||Bank holiday|
|Jan 2||Monday||New Year's Day Holiday||Bank holiday|
|Jan 3||Tuesday||2nd January (substitute day)||Local holiday||Scotland|
|Jan 7||Saturday||Orthodox Christmas Day||Orthodox|
|Jan 14||Saturday||Orthodox New Year||Orthodox|
|Jan 25||Wednesday||Burns Night||Local observance||Scotland|
|Jan 28||Saturday||Chinese New Year||Observance|
|Feb 11||Saturday||Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)||Jewish holiday|
|Feb 14||Tuesday||Valentine's Day||Observance|
|Feb 24||Friday||Maha Shivaratri||Hindu Holiday|
|Feb 28||Tuesday||Carnival/Shrove Tuesday||Christian|
|Mar 1||Wednesday||St. David's Day||Observance||Wales|
|Mar 1||Wednesday||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Christian|
|Mar 12||Sunday||Holi||Hindu Holiday|
|Mar 12||Sunday||Purim||Jewish holiday|
|Mar 17||Friday||St Patrick's Day||Local holiday||Northern Ireland|
|Mar 20||Monday||March equinox||Season|
|Mar 26||Sunday||Daylight Saving Time starts||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
|Mar 26||Sunday||Mothering Sunday||Observance|
|Apr 9||Sunday||Palm Sunday||Christian|
|Apr 11||Tuesday||First day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Apr 13||Thursday||Maundy Thursday||Christian|
|Apr 14||Friday||Orthodox Good Friday||Orthodox|
|Apr 14||Friday||Good Friday||Public holiday|
|Apr 15||Saturday||Holy Saturday||Christian|
|Apr 15||Saturday||Orthodox Holy Saturday||Orthodox|
|Apr 16||Sunday||Orthodox Easter||Orthodox|
|Apr 16||Sunday||Easter Sunday||Christian|
|Apr 17||Monday||Orthodox Easter Monday||Orthodox|
|Apr 17||Monday||Easter Monday||Common Local holidays||ENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL|
|Apr 18||Tuesday||Last day of Passover||Jewish holiday|
|Apr 23||Sunday||St. George's Day||Observance|
|Apr 23||Sunday||Shakespeare Day||Observance|
|Apr 24||Monday||Yom HaShoah||Jewish holiday|
|Apr 24||Monday||Isra and Mi'raj||Muslim|
|May 1||Monday||Early May Bank Holiday||Bank holiday|
|May 2||Tuesday||Yom HaAtzmaut||Jewish holiday|
|May 9||Tuesday||Liberation Day||Local holiday||Guernsey, Jersey|
|May 14||Sunday||Lag B'Omer||Jewish holiday|
|May 25||Thursday||Ascension Day||Christian|
|May 29||Monday||Spring Bank Holiday||Bank holiday|
|May 31||Wednesday||Shavuot||Jewish holiday|
|Jun 5||Monday||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Jun 11||Sunday||Trinity Sunday||Christian|
|Jun 15||Thursday||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Jun 18||Sunday||Father's Day||Observance|
|Jun 21||Wednesday||Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)||Muslim|
|Jun 21||Wednesday||June Solstice||Season|
|Jul 12||Wednesday||Battle of the Boyne||Local holiday||Northern Ireland|
|Aug 1||Tuesday||Tisha B'Av||Jewish holiday|
|Aug 7||Monday||Raksha Bandhan||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 7||Monday||Summer Bank Holiday||Common Local holidays||Scotland|
|Aug 14||Monday||Janmashtami||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 15||Tuesday||Assumption of Mary||Christian|
|Aug 25||Friday||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 28||Monday||Summer Bank Holiday||Common Local holidays||ENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL|
|Sep 20||Wednesday||Navaratri||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 21||Thursday||Rosh Hashana||Jewish holiday|
|Sep 22||Friday||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sep 22||Friday||September equinox||Season|
|Sep 30||Saturday||Dussehra||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 30||Saturday||Yom Kippur||Jewish holiday|
|Oct 4||Wednesday||Feast of St Francis of Assisi||Christian|
|Oct 5||Thursday||First day of Sukkot||Jewish holiday|
|Oct 11||Wednesday||Last day of Sukkot||Jewish holiday|
|Oct 12||Thursday||Shmini Atzeret||Jewish holiday|
|Oct 13||Friday||Simchat Torah||Jewish holiday|
|Oct 29||Sunday||Daylight Saving Time ends||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
|Nov 1||Wednesday||All Saints' Day||Christian|
|Nov 2||Thursday||All Souls' Day||Christian|
|Nov 5||Sunday||Guy Fawkes Day||Observance|
|Nov 12||Sunday||Remembrance Sunday||Observance|
|Nov 30||Thursday||St Andrew's Day||Local holiday||Scotland|
|Dec 1||Friday||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Dec 3||Sunday||First Sunday of Advent||Observance|
|Dec 8||Friday||Feast of the Immaculate Conception||Christian|
|Dec 13||Wednesday||First Day of Hanukkah||Jewish holiday|
|Dec 20||Wednesday||Last day of Hanukkah||Jewish holiday|
|Dec 21||Thursday||December Solstice||Season|
|Dec 24||Sunday||Christmas Eve||Observance|
|Dec 25||Monday||Christmas Day||Public holiday|
|Dec 26||Tuesday||Boxing Day||Bank holiday|
|Dec 31||Sunday||New Year's Eve||Observance|
Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
This two-day festival celebrates the birth of Krishna, a widely-worshipped Hindu god. Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher, and philosopher.
General Practices: During this festival, Hindus are likely to forgo sleep in order to sing bhajans, traditional Hindu songs. Many Hindus also fast during the first day of the festival. Dances, songs, and plays depicting the life of Krishna are common.
Ramadan is an occasion to focus on faith through fasting and prayer, and is one of the most important Muslim holidays. Ramadan is notable because the Qur’an was first revealed during this month, and Muslims see the Qur’an as the ultimate form of guidance for mankind. The night that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhamad is called Lailat ul Oadr, and standing in prayer this one night is thought to eclipse months of worship.
General Practices:Fasting is required during the entire month of Ramadan. Muslims refrain from food and beverages during the daylight hours, and smoking and sexual relations are forbidden. Worshipers break the fasting each night with prayer, reading of the Qu’ran, and a meal called the iftar. In addition, many Muslims also attend night prayers at Mosques. Muslims also believe that their good actions bring a greater reward during this month than any other time of the year, so almost all Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)
General Practices: Muslims often pray, exchange gifts, give money to children, feast, and celebrate with friends and family.
Navarati is one of the greatest Hindu festivals, and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. During this time, Hindus worship Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.
General Practices: Durga is the mother goddess, and so Hindus try to visit their mothers and other relatives during this time. Some Hindus will pray and fast, and there are often feasts and dances.
Diwali (Hindu / Buddhist / Sikhism / Jainism)
General Practices: Lighting oil lamps and candles, setting off fireworks, and prayer.
Eid al-Adha (Islamic)
General Practices: Prayers, gift giving, prayers, and sometimes slaughtering of sheep, with a portion of the meat gifted to the poor.
Date details: All Islamic days begin at sunset of the prior day.
General Practices: Many celebrate this holiday by giving gifts, attending church services, decorating Christmas trees, and visiting family.
Date details: Begins at sundown on Dec. 24 annually and continues with all day celebration on Dec. 25.
Epiphany / Twelfth Night / Three Kings Day (Christian)
This date is also known as Befana Day; commemorates the revelation of God through Jesus Christ and marks the time the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to the baby Jesus.
General Practices: Prayer, festive meals, offerings, gifts
Chinese New Year (Confucian / Taoist / Buddhist)
General Practices: Families gather together to spend the evening preparing boiled dumplings and festive meals and giving of money to children in red envelopes.
Date details: Corresponds to the New Moon in Aquarius, which can fall from late January to mid-February.
Ash Wednesday (Christian)
This is the first day of Lent, the period of forty days before Easter in which many Christians sacrifice ordinary pleasures to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice.
General Practices: On this day, there are special church services, and the faithful wear a cross of ashes marked on foreheads. Most Christians abstain from meat on this day.
Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)
Magha Puja Day commemorates an important event in the life of the Buddha, in which the four disciples travelled to join the Buddha.
Also known as the “Festival of Colours,” this holiday can be traced to Hindu scriptures commemorating good over evil. This date is also a celebration of the colourful spring and a farewell to the dull winter.
General Practices: Hindus often sprinkle coloured water and powder on others bonfires and lights, signifying victory of good over evil.
Palm Sunday (Christian)
A commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as crowds lined his path with palm fronds
General Practices: Prayer, distribution of palm leaves commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday (Christian)
Thursday before Easter, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles.
General Practices: Prayer, Communion (Eucharist), meals, and foot-washing ceremonies among some Christian denominations
Date details: Always falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday.
Good Friday (Christian)
Friday before Easter, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; among some sects of Christianity and in many countries marks a day of fasting.
General Practices: Prayer, fasting, and noon or afternoon services in some Christian denominations.
Date details: Always falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday.
Vaisakhi is the Sikh new year festival and commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was born. Vaisakhi is also a long-established harvest festival.
General Practices: There are often parades, dancing, and singing throughout the day. These celebrations involve music, singing, and chanting of scriptures and hymns.
General Practices: Celebratory meals, family gatherings, distribution of colored eggs, baskets and chocolate bunnies. It is a celebration of renewal.
Date details: Easter Sunday is determined by the Gregorian calendar (Gregorian calendar regulates ceremonial cycle of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches).
Buddha Day / Visakha Puja (Buddhist)
This holiday is traditionally known as Buddha’s birthday. It is the major Buddhist festival, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.
General Practices: Buddhists often decorate their homes and visit their local temples. Observers are encouraged to refrain from slaughtering and to avoid eating meat on this date.
Recommended Accommodations: Provide food accommodation as requested, and offer vegetarian options when planning menus for events on this date.
Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
The Rakhi festivity falls in the holy month of Shravan; The origin and history of Rakhi can be dated back to the mythological Pouranik times.
General Practices: A day to acknowledge siblings and their relationships.
The theme of this year's visit to commemorate a important person, one of the United Kingdom's most famous writers. Whether we call him Charles Dickens or 'Dígèngsī', whether we read his novels in English or translated into Chinese, he remains a great writer.
But did you know Dickens' childhood was very difficult? He had seven brothers and sisters. Furthermore, when he was twelve years old his father got into debt and went to prison. Dickens had to work in a factory to support his family, and his family life was very difficult. But Dickens worked hard, began writing books, and his works became more and more popular. His own experiences affect his work, for example, there are a lot of boys like Dickens in Oliver Twist, who are all very poor and have to work to earn money.
Dickens also wanted to help the poor. As well as writing a lot of letters to the British government, he also used his works to criticise the society of that time.
The theme of many works written by Charles Dickens is: "wealth and social status is not the most important thing”. In Oliver Twist, although Oliver was poor, he eventually found happiness.
Dickens' works also express our emotions, and also describe human emotions universally.
To conclude, I have another question: in modern times, are the works of Dickens out of date? Do his stories have a modern meaning? I think our answer goes without saying. His work can still express modern life, and we should still commemorate this great writer.
Year 13 Student