Advanced Writing Skills
A notice is a written or a printed information or news announcement. Notices are either displayed at prominent places or published in newspapers/magazines. It is meant only for a select group. Since a notice contains a formal announcement or information, its tone and style are formal and factual. Its language should be simple and formal. A notice is always brief and to the point. Remember, Circulars are also written like notices, but unlike notices, they carry more than one message, and they are circulated through a messenger.
Points to Remember
1. Adhere to the specified word limit of 50 words.
2. Write the word NOTICE at the top.
3. Name and place of the school, organization or office issuing the notice should be mentioned.
4. Give an appropriate heading.
5. Write the date of issuing the notice.
6. Clearly mention the target group (for whom the notice is to be displayed).
7. Purpose of the notice.
8. Mention all the relevant details (date, venue, time).
9. Mention whom to contact for extra information.
10. Signature, name and designation of the person issuing the notice.
11. Put the notice in a box.
NAME & ADDRESS OF THE ORGANISATION
Date of issue
______________________Body of the Notice ____________________________
Signature of the issuing authority
Name of the authority
Q.1. Imagine you are a member of Red Cross Blood Bank Society, New Delhi. You have been asked by the President of the society, Shree Arvind Paliwal to organize a Blood Donation Camp. Write a notice in about 50 words urging the people to come in large numbers for this noble cause.
RED CROSS BLOOD BANK SOCIETY, NEW DELHI
DONATE BLOOD AND SAVE LIVES
29th June, 20XX
A State Level function to observe voluntary Blood Donation Day is being organized on 5th and 6th July 20XX at Red Cross Blood Bank Society Office, M.G. Road, New Delhi. It starts at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m. both days. All are requested to volunteer and donate blood. Your little effort can save the lives of the needy people.
Red Cross Blood Bank Society
Q2. Your school is organizing a cultural evening to collect funds for the cancer patients. The District Magistrate has consented to be the Chief Guest on the occasion. Draft a notice in this connection to be displayed on your school notice board. Imagine you are Umesh Tomer, Cultural Secretary of your school. Invent other details yourself.
ABC Public School, Bangalore
Cultural Evening for a Charity
1st July, 20XX
The school is organizing a Cultural Evening to collect funds for the cancer patients on 10th July 20XX from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school playground. Shree Manohar Das, District Magistrate has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest on the occasion. All are invited and requested to give wide publicity to the event. For more details contact the undersigned.
Q.3. Gemini International School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi is going to remain closed from 22nd Dec. to 31st Dec. 20XX for Christmas Holidays. As the principal of the school, write a notice informing the students to submit their assignments to the subject teachers latest by 21st of Dec. 20XX.
Gemini International School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
19th Dec. 20XX
Notice is hereby given that the school will remain closed from 22nd Dec. to 31st Dec. 20XX for Christmas Holidays. All students are requested to submit their assignments to their respective subject teachers latest by 21st of Dec. 20XX. Defaulters shall be strictly dealt with.
R. K. Verma
Q4. The Principal of Blue Bird Public School, Mathura Road, Delhi puts in an admission notice for class XI Science for publication in a national daily. Write the notice for him specifying eligibility, no. of seats, last date of receipt of application, entrance test and other necessary information.
Blue Bird Public School, Mathura Road, Delhi
5th June, 20XX
Applications are invited for admission to Class XI Science at Blue Bird Public School, Mathura Road, Delhi for the session 20XX-20XX.
1. Eligibility : 10th Pass with A Grade in all subjects.
2. No. of seats : 90
3. Last date of receipt of application : 27th June, 20XX
4. Entrance Test : 30th June, 20XX
Prospectus and application forms can be obtained from the office of the school from 6th June, 20XX.
Q.5. Krishna Public School, Jagdish Nagar, Meerut is organizing a Health Exhibition on 15th and 16th Jan. 20XX. The theme of the exhibition is Clean City – Healthy City. As a principal, write a notice inviting charts, models, slogans and posters for the exhibition from the students.
Krishna Public School, Jagdish Nagar, Meerut
Health Exhibition – 20XX
5th June, 20XX
A Health Exhibition is being organized in the school on 15th and 16th Jan. 20XX. The theme of the Exhibition is Clean City – Healthy City. All students are requested to contribute through charts, models, slogans and posters depicting the idea of celebrating life with good health. Contact the undersigned for more details.
Q6. The Drama Club of your school is going to stage Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’ as part of its Literary Week Celebration in October. Draft a notice informing the students to submit their names for selection and audition to the secretary, drama Club. Invent other details yourself.
DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, TILAK NAGAR, JAIPUR
OPPORTUNITY FOR ASPIRING ACTORS
10th Jan. 20XX
The Drama club proposes to stage Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’ as part of its Literary Week Celebration in April. Young aspirants are requested to submit their names to Aarti Saxena, on or before 20th October for selection and audition. Venue and date will be intimated later.
Q7. On behalf of the Vice-Principal of your school, write a notice regarding implementation of new uniform in your school. Mention the given guidelines for purchasing new uniform and relaxation given to students of some classes. Write the notice in not more than 50 words.
Krishna International School, Manali
April 15, 20XX
This is to inform all the students and the parents that the school management committee has decided to change the uniform of the students to meet with the climatic conditions pertaining to this area. For the newly admitted students it is mandatory while for others it will be mandatory from August 15. Refer the notice board for sample of the same or contact the undersigned.
A. R. Rahi
Q8. You are the the President of Residents Welfare Association, Geetanjali, Delhi. Write a notice informing all the residents of the society about the power cut for six hours because of the installation of electronic meters.
Residents Welfare Association, Geetanjali, Delhi
March 10, 20XX
This is to inform all the residents of the society that there will be a power cut for six hours on March 10, 20XX from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. as the electronic meters are being installed. Inconvenience is regretted.
Q9. You are President of Residents Welfare Society, Vikas Tower, Noida. Write a notice informing the residents of the society about the acute shortage of potable water and warning them not to misuse it for washing their cars, varandas or watering their plants with a hosepipe.
Residents Welfare Society, Vikas Tower, Noida
June 15, 20XX
Considering the acute water shortage in the colony this summer, all the residents of Vasant Kunj, A-Block are requested not to waste potable water by cleaning their cars, verandahs, drive ways etc. or watering the plants with a hosepipe. A fine of Rs. 1000/- will be imposed on the defaulters. Kindly save water for better tomorrow.
Resident Welfare Society
Q10. Nirmala Public School, Lodhi Garden, New Delhi is organizing an educational tour to Ahmedabad for the class XII. Write a notice inviting students to join the tour. Invent other necessary details.
Nirmala Public School, Lodhi Garden, New Delhi
Educational Tour to Ahmedabad
December 10, 20XX
The students of class XI and XII are hereby informed that our school is organizing an educational tour to Ahmedabad for six days i.e. from 26 – 31 December, 20XX. Expenses will be borne by the school. Interested students may give their names to the undersigned along with the NOC from their parents by 25 December, 20XX
Q11. You are the CCA co-ordinator of your school. Write a notice informing the students about the Inter House debate competition to be held in your school. Invent other details yourself.
Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Dwarka, New Delhi
Inter House Debate Competition
July 22, 20XX
All the students are hereby informed that an Inter House English Debate Competition will be held on July 25, 20XX at 7.30 a.m. in the school auditorium. The topic of the debate is ‘Status of Women in India’. Each student will be given 5 minutes. Interested students may give their names to the undersigned latest by July 20, 20XX. For further enquiry, contact the undersigned.
Q13. You are the sports captain of your school. Write a notice to be put up on the school notice-board requesting the students to witness the inter school cricket match and encourage their school team. Invent other details yourself.
Navodya Vidyalaya, Kihanpur, Rajgarh
Inter School Cricket Match
August 11, 20XX
Notice is hereby given to all that an Inter School Cricket Match is being held on August 15, 20Xx at 3.00 p.m. on the school grounds. Your presence in large numbers will help in giving moral support to our team.
Q14. A flower show in Jawahar Park is being held in February. Your school has received a circular from the District Collector inviting your students to visit it. Write a notice informing the students about the show and advising them to go and enjoy it. You are the head boy/girl of your school. Invent other details yourself.
St. Johns public School, S.M. Road, Nayaganj
A Flower Show
February 10, 20XX
A flower show is being held in Jawahar Park from 12th February to 15th February 20XX between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. It is being arranged by the District Collector and a circular has been issued for the students to go and enjoy it on the given dates. All are requested to visit and enhance their knowledge.
Q15. You lost your Titan wrist watch in your school during recess. Draft a notice to be put up on the school notice board. You are Dharmesh/Dharmeshwari of class XII.
ABC public School, Baily Road, Karimnagar
Lost! Lost! Lost!
July 18, 20XX
I have lost my golden Titan wrist watch on July, 18, 20XX at around 10.30 a.m. somewhere in the school premises while taking lunch during recess. The watch displays day, date and temperature. It is oval in shape. Finder will be suitably rewarded. If found, please restore it to the undersigned or the Vice-Principal.
Q16. Your school has decided to hold a fete in the school playground. As the Head boy/ Head girl, draft a notice about this fete, inviting the students and the teacher to participate in it.
DPS International School, Rana Pratap Marg, Jodhpur
October 8, 20XX
It has been decided to hold a fete on October 10 and 11, 20XX in the school playground. All the students and teachers are invited to take part in it. They should come forward for setting entertaining and educative stalls in the fete. For further enquiry, please see the undersigned.
Q17. Write a notice to be put up on the school notice-board in forming the students about a Handicrafts and Cards Exhibition cum Sale being held in the school premises in the next week. Parents are also welcome. You are secretary of The Culture Club of your school. Invent other details yourself.
K.P.S. Public School, Chandigarh
Handicrafts and Cards Exhibition cum Sale
December 5, 20XX
The Culture Club of your school is holding an exhibition cum sale of handicrafts and cards made by children during art and work experience classes on December 9 and 10, 20XX from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the common hall. Kindly come in large numbers along with your parents to admire and encourage our budding artists.
Secretary, The Culture Club
Q18. A summer camp is being organized in Goenka International School, Shimla. Activities like Horse-riding, rifle-shooting, karate, photography etc. are to be taught. Mahajan/ Maheshwari, secretary of Hobbies Club, puts up a notice informing the students about the summer camp. Write the notice.
K.P.S. Public School, Chandigarh
April 25, 20XX
The Hobbies Club is organizing a summer camp packed with fun and learning in your school.
1. Period: June 15, 20XX – June 24, 20XX
2. Fees: Rs. 2000/-
3. Age group: 14 to 17 years
4. Residential camp: Free food and accommodation
5. Registration: Room no. 203 before May 5, 20XX.
6. Activities: Horse-riding, rifle-shooting, karate, photography etc.
Please note: Students can enroll in one activity only.
Secretary, Hobbies Club
Q19. YMCA, New Delhi is organizing a song and dance competition in some select school of Delhi Your school has also been asked to send its competitors – two in each category. Draft a notice for your school notice –board giving all necessary information. You are secretary of Cultural Club of your school.
K.P.S. Public School, Chandigarh
April 25, 20XX
A song and dance competition is being organiosed by YMCA in some select schools of Delhi from 14th November to 16th November, 20XX. Luckily our school is also one of them. Details are as follows:
1. Categories: 8
2. No. of Participants in each: 2
3. Elimination round in school: November 9, 20XX
4. Names to be submitted before: November 2, 20XX
Secretary, Cultural Club
Q20. As President of Students’ Counscil of your school, write a notice for contribution to Earthquake Relief Fund generously. Invent other details yourself.
Modern Public School, Silcher
Earthquake Relief Fund
January 13, 20XX
The Students’ Council has decided to raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal and adjoining areas. I appeal the student community to raise to the occasion and contribute their share for this noble cause. Contributions may be deposited with the class teacher or with the undersigned against the official receipt of the council.
President, Students’ council
Q21. You are organizing a Career Counselling Session for the students of class XI and XII in your school. As the Head boy/Head girl of your school, write a notice giving necessary details to the students.
Kendriya Higher Secondary Vidyalaya, Kanpur
Career Counselling Session
August 12, 20XX
Notice is hereby given to the students of classes XI and XII that the Vidyalaya is organising a Career Counselling Session on August 13, 20XX at 10.00 a.m. in the school auditorium. Please be seated by 9.45 a.m. Kindly do not bring bags/eatables inside the auditorium. For more details, please contact the undersigned.
Q22. Write a notice inviting articles from the students for your school magazine. You are Umesh, a student editor of your school magazine.
Boys senior Secondary School, Maley Gaon, Jabalpur
September 20, 20XX
Notice is hereby given to all that the school is going to publish the school magazine ‘Mirror’ in the second week of February, 20XX. Students are requested to contribute articles, poems, riddles, short stories, funny anecdotes, cartoons, biographies etc. to the undersigned by 15th October, 20XX. Your contributions should be legibly written or typed on one side of the foolscap paper. For more details, please contact the undersigned.