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St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from The IX General Lyceum of Athens, Greece (9 to 16 December 2013)
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St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School hosted 10 student delegates from The IX General Lyceum of Athens for a homestay programme. They were accompanied by their Principal, Ms. Ioanna Psina, their Vice Principal, Ms. Tereza Rozaki and their Maths teacher, Mr. George Rent.

The main objective of this Inter-Cultural Homestay Programme was to promote cross-cultural learning and greater mutual understanding between the two nations, thereby strengthening the inter-cultural bonds between Asia and Europe. The delegates enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Indian hosts, feasted on the Indian delicacies and also got a taste of the Indian lifestyle. The Greek students and teachers attended English and Maths classes, which helped them to understand the Indian Education System better. They participated in Art and Dance workshops, learning traditional Indian art and dance forms. They also learnt recycling of waste paper during the Paper Recycling workshop, getting a hands on experience of recycling.

The delegation was taken on a tour of Delhi during their stay here, whereby they visited some of the monuments like Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Bangla Sahib, getting a glimpse of the heritage of Delhi. They also went for a One-day tour to Agra and visited the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Shopping at Dilli Haat, the malls and the local markets with their hosts was a memorable experience for all. The Greek delegates had unique experiences, celebrating birthdays and attending wedding ceremonies, getting aquainted with the Indian culture.
St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah, Melaka, Malaysia - (14 to 25 November 2013)
St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah, Melaka, Malaysia St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah, Melaka, Malaysia St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah, Melaka, Malaysia St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah, Melaka, Malaysia St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah, Melaka, Malaysia
To reciprocate the hospitality shown by the Malysian delegates to our students during the FRSIS, 2012, St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School hosted a student delegation from Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah accompanied by Ms. Rosnah Osman, the Vice Principal. They were also accompanied by Ms. Samsiah Radiman of Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya and Ms. Safiah Awang, the Vice Principal of Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru.

The main objective of this Inter-Cultural Student Exchange Programme was to promote cross-cultural learning and greater mutual understanding between the two nations, thereby strengthening the inter-cultural ties. The delegates enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Indian hosts, feasted on the Indian delicacies and also got a taste of the Indian lifestyle. The delegation was taken on a tour of Delhi during their stay here, whereby the architecture of some of the monuments like Qutub Minar, India Gate and Lotus Temple was a treat to the eyes. Shopping at Dilli Haat and local markets with their hosts was a memorable experience for all.

The delegation also visited Agra and Jaipur to see the famous Taj Mahal and Amber Fort to name a few. Ms. Anjali Handa, our Global coordinator acted as a link between the two schools.
Geofest 2013 - (9 to 12 November 2013)
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St. Mark's Girls School - Geofest 2013 : Click to EnlargeSix students of our school - Mahima Negi (XI-A), Namrata Pandey (XI-A), Mannika Kumar (XI-A), Sanjana (VIII-B), Parisma Malik (IX-C) and Ayushi Singh (X-B) got a wonderful opportunity to participate in Geofest 2013 organised by CMS Rajajipuram Campus, Lucknow from 9 to 12 November 2013.

St. Mark's Girls School - Geofest 2013 : Click to EnlargeOur students excelled in various events. Events during the Fest included: CREATE YOUR TASTE ( Collage Making), GEOTALK (Debate), GEOTECH (Web designing), MODEL DISPLAYING, VOICE & VISION AND GEOTOONS.

Participation of our students in various events gave them an opportunity to compete with students of various states and countries of the world.

GEOFEST endeavours to work towards saving the planet from man made problems and awakening the conscience of the people to protect the planet Earth from further decay.

Well known educationist and founder Chairman of CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi was admired by the students for his spiritual attainment.

The overall experience at CMS was quite enriching and knowledgeable for the students.

Our two very talented students Namrata Pandey (XI-A) and Mannika Kumar (XI-A) bagged the III position in CREATE YOUR TASTE COMPETITION (Collage Making).
11th ASEF ClassNet Conference - (28 October to 1 November 2013)
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The 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference (ASEF ClassNet Conference) that took place from 28 October to 1 November 2013 in Bali, Indonesia was attended by our Global Coordinator, Mrs. Anjali Handa. The conference was organised in collaboration with Khatulistiwa Pendidikan Indonesia (KPI), supported by the Provincial Office of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economic of Bali.

Themed “Creative Classrooms Go 4G : Teach Green, Learn Green, Act Green, Live Green”, the conference aimed to encourage the integration of ICT, art and local culture in environmental education. The 11th ASEF ClassNet Conference emphasised on -

  • professional enrichment for participants
  • presentations of ClassNet Projects and Awards
  • discussion and development of future ClassNet Projects
  • exchange of information and best practices on green actions
The teachers, educators and the organisers also became a part of the ASEF Green Action exhibition and bag exchange activity at Pasar Bedung in Den Pasar, Bali, which was a wonderful experience.
A visit to Athens, Greece - (29 September to 7 October 2013)
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The students of our school, engaged in the AEC-NET Global Projects were invited to the 9th ATHENS GENERAL LYCEUM, Athens, Greece for a Student Exchange Programme. A delegation of 12 students of Class X escorted by their teacher coordinator, Ms. Anjali Handa visited Athens from 29th September to 7th October 2013. The main aim of this home-stay programme was to create awareness towards inter-cultural similarities and differences between Asian and European countries, thereby leading to a better understanding of the diversity in culture and appreciation of their own culture and nation. This was achieved through various activities, presentations, lectures, discussion sessions and dance programmes held at the Lyceum under the assistance of the Principal, Ms. Ioanna Psina and the Vice-Principal, Ms. Tereza Rozaki. The students got an exposure to the teaching and learning methodologies in Greek schools. The home-stay programme of the Indian students with Greek families taught our students tolerance and discipline, and further developed a sense of mutual respect.

Our students were also invited to the 4th PRIMARY SCHOOL in Athens by Ms. Foteini Veneti, the AEC Coordinator of the Project SENSES, thereby getting an opportunity to meet primary level Greek students as well.

The students also visited the famous Greek National Archaeological Museum, the “Technopolis” - an Industrial Gas Museum, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio, the Acropolis Archaeological Site and the New Acropolis Museum, the Greek House of Parliament, the cultural centre ”Melina Merkouri” at Thissio, the Monastiraki Flee market and a traditional Taverna in Plaka.

This Cultural Exchange programme thus helped in strengthening our bonds with the people of Greece.
Video Conferencing Session - (17 May 2013)
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A Video Conferencing Session was organised through Skype Chat, for students of classes IX and X, in the school’s Conference Room on 17th May, 2013. During the session, our students introduced themselves to their partners of Nayang Girls’ High School in Singapore. The main purpose of the video chat was self introduction and face-to-face interaction among students of the two schools, before they become penpals. Nayang Girls’ High School is a unique school with students participating in various Global Classroom Programmes and by collaborating with such a school, we want to give opportunities to our students to embark on learning experiences that open their eyes to the world beyond the boundaries of India, thereby contributing as world citizens.
Geofest International - 2012
The talented students of our school participated in an international event 'Geofest International‘ conducted by City Montessori School, Lucknow. The purpose of Geofest International was to make bond of togetherness and sustain the beauty of our mother faith. Its aim was to cultivate a captivating sense of connection to the whole of the creation. It was an honour for our students to put forth their talents in front of Dr. Gandhi and 51 schools of India as well as of the world. Various events like create your taste, Geotoons, Geotalk, Geotech , Nation Geographic Olympiad, Mind Bending quizzes and Voice and Vision (dance) provided great exposure to our students. Geofest brought all the students together and blessed them with great messages of world peace, unity and togetherness. Our students brought back from Lucknow large trophies of pride for winning , honour of participating, and memories of love for Geofest. With each and every school fighting for victory, our school brought laurels to the school.

Voice & Vision (DANCE) - II Position
1. Jasneet Kaur Bhatia (XI-B)
2. Shivangi Arora (XI-A)
3. Srishti Sondhi (XI-C)
4. Arushi Mishra (IX-B)
5. Ayushi Sharma (IX-B)
6. Shambhavi Prabhakar (IX-C)

GeTalk (DEBATE) - Commendation Prize
1. Shivangi Arora (XI-A)
Trip to NASA - (2012)
SMS, Girls School - A trip to NASA : Click to EnlargeStudents of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh went to USA during summer vacations. Group of fourteen students and a teacher visited number of places of historic importance in US. Students visited Empire state building, Nigara Falls, Times square. They had the guided tour of New York city. They had fun and adventure at EPCOT center and Universal studio where they enjoyed number of rides and 3D shows. They also visited Ellise island and Statue of Liberty.

The big learning experience for students is the visit to Kennedy Space center where students got a chance to interact with an astronaut. Students also experienced space shuttle launch through simulation. Students got to see rocket launching sites. Number of activities were done to make students learn about space science. This was indeed an experience of life time for students as it gave them an opportunity to learn about culture of new country and how NASA is carrying out different space programmes.
A visit to Malaysia (2012)
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The students of our school were invited to be a part of the Fully Residential Schools International Symposium 2012 at Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Syah Melaka, Malaysia, along with reputed schools from Italy, Netherlands,Australia,Thailand,Singapore,Brunei,Portugal,Laos,Indonesia and Czech Republic.Our school was the only representative from India, with 84 schools participating in all. A delegation of 11 students escorted by a teacher visited Melaka and Kuala Lumpur from 27 March to 5 April 2012.
AEC NET-Cultural Exchange With Singaporeans
A few students of Millennia Institute, Singapore visited our school on 2nd December2011 along with their teacher coordinator, Mr. David Toh. They were taken around the school classrooms, laboratories, art room, music room and library by some students of class IX and X as well as the teacher coordinators, Ms. Komal Gujral and Ms. Anjali Handa. They had interactions with the school Principal and Vice-principal, getting an exposure to the Indian education system and the extra-curricular activities held in the school.

Later, they visited Dilli Haat along with the teacher coordinators and students, gaining knowledge of the rich heritage of India. They saw diverse forms of art and crafts exhibited there, and relished a variety of Indian foods. On the whole, it was a memorable day for all, students and teachers of both the schools that joined hands in friendship.
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AEC-NET - Ireland
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Cinderella in German language
SMS Girls School - Global Events - Cinderella in German language : Click to EnlargeSMS Girls School - Global Events - Cinderella in German language : Click to EnlargeStudents of AEC-Net Project-East Speaks West, West speaks East enacted another famous fairytale- Cinderella in German language this year. In Indian attire during the summer vacations, the students of the group directed as well as enacted the play all on their own with cooperation of their project coordinator Edith Flores Wolf through online sessions and project leaders.

The project underlined the idea of learning by doing and also gave an opportunity to the students to learn the fourth language-German apart from Hindi, English and Sanskrit. The enactment of Cinderella in German not only encouraged the students to learn German but also helped them explore an innovative way to learn a new language. In all, the students enjoyed learning the language and staging the play which provided them an International explosive.
 
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Indonesians Delegates visit to St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School (15 July 2010)
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The delegated were extended a warm welcome and thereafter, were taken for a visit to the miniature of India’s Fine Art Galleria “Delhi Haat”.

The visit left an indictable mark in the minds of the girls as they learnt acceptance and endurance of the vivid culture across the tangible boundaries of their country.
International Friendship's Day Celebration
Students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh were invited to be a part of International Friendship's Day Celebration along with reputed schools from Italy, Denmark, Philippines and Germany at Pioneer Secondary School, Singapore. The Delegation consisted of 5 students escorted by one teacher - Ms. Komal Ghai. The Delegation was marked by a Welcoming Ceremony by the school and introduction by the teachers and students from different parts of the world. The Exchange Programme included discussion on our Education Systems and AEC-NET Projects to improve our teaching and learning methodologies and aimed at giving exposure to the blooming youth of our country. The students also got an opportunity to visit The Millenia Institute and Singapore Institute of Polytechnic. The stay with people from different communities taught the students to be tolerant and accommodating to various cultures and develop a sense of mutual respect and understanding without any discrimination on the basis of caste , creed or colour. The Programme also consisted of Cultural performances and Presentations by students from different countries. The students also got an opportunity to visit the Night Safari, Santos Island, Chinatown, Tea Chapter etc. The Delegation helped to foster a strong bond and lasting friendships between people across the world through such Cultural Exchange Programmes.