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ST. MARK’S GIRLS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
MEERA BAGH, NEW DELHI - 87
This Society runs St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh & Janakpuri too.
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Google Workshop - (December 2015)
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Economics Workshop - (December 2015)
An economics workshop on “National Income and Aggregates” and “Credit Creation Multiplier” was conducted for Class XII by Sandeep Saxena from DCEFE Organization. It was a fruitful interaction with students and a variety of questions were discussed. The workshop helped the students to become aware of common mistakes made by them in exams. It gave an opportunity to students to evaluate the kinds of questions asked in CBSE exam.
Tata Power Energi Workshop - (30 November 2015)
Energy Conservation is the need of the hour. Electricity saved is Future Saved.

To propagate these thoughts and sensitize students towards the right and the correct approach to live life Tata Power Enerji Group organized an interactive workshop for the students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meerabagh, New Delhi in the school premises on November 30, 2015. The students of Classes 6 to 8 were exposed to the cause and adverse effects of wastage of power.The motto of the organization ‘JIYO POWER SE!’ was emphasized upon by reverberating the concept of Nation Building Through Creation of Responsible Citizens where students were made to realize the importance of being aware and spreading awareness about conservation of power. The coordinators of the workshop Mr. Aneel Dubey and Ms. Suman had an exhaustive question-answer session with the students. The Power Point Presentation was very informative for students. The workshop was goal oriented and had an effective impact be leaving students more prepared and responsible future citizens.
Flower Making Workshop for Class VIII - (27 November 2015)
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Our school in association with NIE conducted a workshop on flower making and flower arrangement for students of class VIII. Students learnt about how to make flowers using crepe paper. They learnt about 'Ikebana' Japanese flower arrangement technique. Students enjoyed making flowers. They also got to learn as different together can make a beautiful bouquet similarly human beings with different qualities can live together and make this world beautiful.
Career Workshop by PAC ASIA - (6 and 18 November 2015)
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Every student faces the question of “what next” in Classes XI and XII. Their decision making is put to test as their opinion is influenced by their parents, teachers and academic performance. Career building being a continuous process, where every student is anxious at the initial stage, especially in the present day and age where career options are available for all level rank holders.

In the month of November 2015 students of Classes XI and XII of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. Public School organised a Career Counselling Workshop in collaboration with PAC ASIA. The session on 6 of November 2015 was addressed by Mr. Dhruv Mohan, International Admission Deakin University which helped the curious young minds and provided them options of foreign education. The workshop focused on the popular options in Australia and other related factors such as applying on-line, fees, scholarships, accommodation etc.. Students were guided to choose stream which suits their interest and how such a choice makes it easier for them to grow and build a successful career.

On 18 November 2015, a follow up workshop was conducted by Mr. Nitin Wadhwa and Mr. Gaurav Arora,PAC ASIA India. The theme aiming to provide foreign education options in United States of America.
Art of Living Workshop - (September 2015)
Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Considering the same representatives from the organisation conducted a workshop at the school for the teachers. Activities related to stress management, meditation techniques and peace of mind were held which really helped the staff. The teachers found it a boon. Several games like role play and classroom co-ordination based activities initiated new ideas to enhance the teaching learning process. The Art of living offered stress-elimination programs which included breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programs helped to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.

The workshop was able to spread peace and happiness in the ambience of the school.
TAP Workshop - (September 2015)
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The Achievers Programme (TAP) invited Mr. John Zola from USA to conduct his workshop on 'Asking More and Better Questions in Classroom' and provide teachers in India with international expertise. Teachers from St. Mark's Girls School attended the workshop at Sanskriti School and added a few new tools into their teaching tool box. Mr. Zola talked about strategies that help class teachers to ask such questions in classrooms that would generate more of student voice, participation and critical thinking. The teachers were put in classroom-like situations at the workshop and understand the various cognitive levels of students and how to enrich them effectively. It was a lively and enlightening session. The teachers came back with their teaching tool box full with new tools and ready to be explored in their classrooms.
Clay Modeling Workshop - (23 September 2015)
A clay modeling workshop was organized by HT PACE for the students of class 4 on 23 September 2015. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Sadhna Peer. The students were guided through and they made beautiful wall hangings using clay. It was a very creative workshop and the students participated with lot of enthusiasm and curiosity so as to make the best wall hangings. Indeed the workshop was a learning activity with hands on experience. The workshop provided a platform to the students to show their creativity.
Calligraphy Workshop - (10 September 2015)
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It not only honed their handwriting but also taught them a new technique of forming the letters and joining them .It was wonderful to see how the participants' writing improved with suggestions on nib placement and body posture.

The end result displayed an immense difference in the writing skills of the students.
Workshop on Positive Self Image - (31 August 2015)
MASTERFULLY EXECUTED : “WORKSHOP ON POSITIVE SELF IMAGE“

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The growing epidemic of beauty and its effects on young minds were addressed which helped them develop a sense of respect for self, confidence in their inner abilities rather than focusing on the outer world image of them. The session finally brought them to a stage of self acceptance with their own skin. The students were very happy and excited to be a part of such a workshop.
Film IT Workshop by INTACH - (August 2015)
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"People without the knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree with no roots."

Indian National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage
(INTACH) organised a two days workshop on "FILMIT". Filmit is a multi-cultural project that aims at nurturing cultural understanding, care and concern amongst school children through the exciting experience of making and sharing films. It helps the students to understand the physical and cultural environment in which they live and the contributions made by different cultures and communities. The content expert Mr. Feisal Alkazi and the techical experts Mr. Ankit Pogula and Ms. Shreya Kakria taught the students of classes 6-8 the art of developing short films (1-2 mins) on their culture that can be shared with the children of other schools. It was a learning experience for the students.
Sculpture Workshop - (31 July 2015)
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Art gives a colourful meaning to a boring and dull life. Art brings you closer to nature and almighty, Keeping this in mind St. Marks Girls School organised a Sculpture Workshop for the students of Class IX on 31 July 2015.

The resource persons were Mr. O. P. Bokolia from Sarda Ukil School of Art and Mr. Dharmdas very famous sculpture artists. The students were highly enthusiastic to learn every minute detail of the sculpture art. It was a wonderful snd the fruitful day for them as they gave wings to their creativity n imagination.
Career workshop - (28 July 2015)
In an attempt to encourage and guide our students to take up new and promising careers and excel in the area of their interests, St. Marks Sr. Sec. Public School along with St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School jointly organised a workshop for the students on Digital India "Changes in Delhi University & Add on Courses". The speaker, an eminent career counsellor Mr. Jitin Chawla motivated the students to believe in their dreams and follow the path to success through various new courses available today.

The event was attended by other schools like St. Thomas Public School and Sri. Venkatesh Public School, Dwarka and Vishal Bharti Public School, Paschim Vihar.

The students gained knowledge a bit new opurtunites in career in this interactive session.
Workshop on Sensitization of Counselling among Teacher's - (15 May 2015)
On 15th May 2015, as a part of the In Service Training Program of our organisation, our school St. Marks Girls Senior Secondary, Meera Bagh had organised a Workshop on the "Sensitization of Counselling among Teacher's". Renowned Senior Child Psychologist and CBSE Counselor Mrs. Geetanjali Kumar was invited for the same as the speaker. She has done Post Graduation Dilpoma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT, New Delhi. Mrs Geetanjali Kumar took an interactive session where she spoke in detail about the identification of special needs of children in a classroom setting. She shared diverse roles of a teacher and the importance of role of the Counselor. Mrs. Geetanjali opinionated on the importance of the collaborative teamwork of teacher's and counselor towards the holistic development and skill training.Our staff was benefited by the endeavor.

In conclusion she remarked "To be in child's memory tomorrow, we have to be a part of their lives today".
Cyber Bullying Workshop - (24 April 2015)
On 24 April 2015, a cyber crime workshop was held in the school premises. Rakshit Tandon, a prominent speaker on cyber crime took the lead and explained how to use internet judiciously. He discussed about how careful one should be when he/she is on social networking sites. The Karamveer Chakra Awarded emphasized on how children are at a high risk of being the victims of the cyber crimes. It was an informative and an interactive session which the students enjoyed and simultaneously understood the ways if securing oneself on the virtual world.
Tech Girlz Workshop - (February 2015)
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With the aim to increase awareness among the concerned stakeholders – teachers, principals and parents and provide exposure to the girl child of this new and interesting arena of science and technology based options for studies and career – Tech Girlz – a specialized program was initiated by Learning Links Foundation with the support of Intel Foundation.

Tech Girlz has been designed as a focused program for Girls - with the clear objective to inspire and engage girl children in the age group of 6 – 14 years. The objective is to engage students in activities that enhance knowledge, and problem solving skill in the areas of science, engineering, technology, maths etc. The overall arching aim is to develop an interest in design and discovery element and develop their computational skills.

With this objective in mind, St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized various workshops for classes VI - VII. The main facilitators were Dr. Hemant Pandey and Ms. Jherna Dey. The simple activities performed by the students helped in spurring creativity, the spirit of innovation and scientific temperament among the young minds.
Glass Painting Workshop - (January 2015)
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Painting is one of the oldest and important form of art. It is a way for children to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotion, use their senses, explore color, explore process and outcomes, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences. To teach and horne this skill in students, HT pace conducted a glass painting workshop in St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School for students of class V. Ms. Sarika conducted the workshop and told various techniques and colour combinations to be used to students. Every child worked individually and created her own unique design. Sudents explored their creative juices and, with infusion of colours produced unique masterpieces. It was fun-filled learning experience for students. The session kept the little girls engaged throughout and came to an end with a new creative interest developed in them.
Self Defense Workshop for Classes VI & VII - (January 2015)
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Leadership Workshop - (15 January 2015)
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Teachers as Leaders
Teachers are great inspiration for her students. The mediocre teacher tells, good teacher explains, superior teacher demonstrates and great teacher inspires. St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh in association with NIE organised workshop on ‘Teachers as leaders’. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE discussed various points that can help a teacher to demonstrate leadership skills which can inspire students to do great things. As a great leader is not necessarily the one who does the great things, he is the one that gets the people to do great things. Workshop helped teachers to polish their leadership skills.

Jodo Gyan Workshop - (January 2015)
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St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School organised a Mathematics Workshop for teachers taking classes seedling to V. It was conducted by Jodo Gyan Organisation. The teachers learnt the use of mathematical tools and activities to develop conceptual understanding in the students which will make learning maths more interesting for them. The teachers, themselves participated actively in the workshop and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Art of Living Workshop - (15 January 2015)
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Pressure at the workplace is unavoidable due to the demands of the contemporary work environment. When that pressure becomes excessive or otherwise unmanageable it leads to stress. Stress can damage an employees' health and the business performance. Stress, therefore must be managed. St. Mark’s Girls School organised an Art of Living - ‘Stress Buster Workshop’ for the teachers on 14 of January 2015. It was an interactive workshop conducted by Ms Roma and the teachers were told about various techniques of how to manage stress in day-to-day life which would facilitate their efficiency as teachers. Ms. Roma introduced ‘Desktop Yoga’ to teachers which includes few stress busting exercises that one can do sitting on a chair during anytime of the day. Teachers has fun and relaxed themselves practising the exercises. Teachers were taught various other techniques like taking a power nap, and how to deal with different students in classroom. Teachers shared their experiences and enlightened themselves by asking queries from the expert. The workshop was wrapped by showing a short video on how people across the globe are leading a stress free life by undertaking Art of Living courses on meditation.
Mughal Wood Carving Workshop - (17 to 23 December 2014)
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Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, our school organised a 5-day long Mughal Wood Carving Workshop from 17 of December to 23 of December, 2014. A Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth - SPIC MACAY is India's largest voluntary non-profit movement founded in the year 1977 by Dr. Kiran Seth. Through focus on performing arts, SPIC MACAY seeks to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtle meaning and values to students.

The workshop was attended by students of classes VIII and IX along with the art teachers, Ms. Meenakshi Gangwani and Ms. Archna Bhatnagar, and the Spic Macay Coordinator, Ms. Anjali Handa. The workshop aimed at enhancing as well as honing the creativity of the learners, and was based on inlaid work. The students came out with beautiful designs and they made several things like key rings, key holders, printing blocks etc. The resource person was Mr. Mohd. Matloob, a national award winner. He was assisted by Mr. Mohd. Marghoob. In all, it was an enriching experience for one and all present there to learn the art of wood carving.
Energy and Resource Conservation Workshop - (December 2014)
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To educate our children on ways to save Electricity Fuel and Water, St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized a workshop on Energy and Resource Conservation for Classes VI to VIII. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Suman Chawla Mahajan. Our Children learnt small changes that they can make in their daily lives which can make a huge impact on saving resources for the future generation.
E-Waste Management Workshop - (December 2014)
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A workshop was organised by Kesholoy, our Eco Club, for classes VI to VIII to spread awareness among the students on e-waste management. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rohit Prakash of i-dream, who talked about the ill effects of e-waste on our health as well as the environment if not recycled in an eco friendly manner. He shared a few presentations and videos with the students which had a greater impact on the young minds. The students asked a number of questions regarding eco-friendly recycling of e-waste, which may help the young generation of students understand sustainability solutions and help us save our environment from pollution.
Electronics Workshop - (27 August 2014)
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In today's world we are surrounded by number of electronic gadgets like computer, mobile phones etc. These all gadgets have certainly improved the quality of our life. To make students aware about the principles on which these gadgets work, St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School Meera Bagh organised one day workshop for students of class XII. In this workshop they learnt about digital circuits and made simple circuits using electronic kit. They also applied theoretical knowledge to practical use. Students had fun while making electronic circuit as they learnt something new by doing hands on activities.
Cyber Bullying Workshop for Classes XI & XII - (August 2014)
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Cyber bullying is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. With the increase in use of these technologies, cyber bullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers awareness has also risen.

To educate our students on ways to combat such dangerous situations, our school organized a workshop on “Cyber Bullying and Crimes” for classes XI and XII respectively.

The workshop was conducted by eminent speakers like Mr. Jitin Chawla, Dr. Reema Sehgal and their experienced team. According to them the teens of our country are the largest users of the internet and so are the most vulnerable targets for such crimes. Incidents like teasing or bullying on social networking sites, opening and sharing of personal information have increased exponentially and have also caused a threat to the privacy of every internet user. The workshop aimed at imparting useful information for these youngsters to protect themselves of such potential threats like identity thefts, sexting, phishing and several other internet crimes.

In this digital world, we need to teach our youngsters "that their actions have consequences that their words have real power to hurt or to help. They must be encouraged to choose to build people up and not tear them down."
Celebrations of the International Youth Day - (August 2014)
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There is a fountain of youth : it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the other people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

St. Mark's Girls school organized a workshop in association with the ‘Art of Living’ on the occasion of the International Youth Day. It was conducted by Miss Priti Mendirata who was accompanied by Miss Mamta and Mr. Manish. She guided the students through the nuances of life. Her thoughts inculcated moral values in students regarding their regular tasks. It was an interactive session with the students that culminated with a meditation session.

It was an enchanting experience that certainly left students introspecting and learning for more.
Leadership Development Workshop - (5 to 7 August 2014)
Learning never ends. To reach the desired goal one must strive hard and incessantly. It is only a good leader who can visualize the future and goes ahead with it’s team to attain his goal. Understanding the need to develop leadership among teacher, the British Council of India organized a three - day workshop on Leadership Development Programme for the ISA Coordinators from 5 to 7 August 2014 at Hotel Park, New Delhi. Ms. Vaneet from our school attended the enriching workshop. The resource persons Ms. Neelam Katara, Ms. Tumpa Sarkar and Mr. Sanjeev Narang enlightened the teachers regarding different styles of leadership. The trainees underwent rigorous sessions on team building, management and leadership and many activities. The whole idea behind this programme was to develop and enhance competencies of the leaders and their teams for better functioning of their institution as teachers are the foundation of any strong and civilized society.
Workshop on Waste Management for Teachers - (August 2014)
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Mahatma Gandhi rightly said "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever". SMGS also believes in the above Gandhian Principle and ensures that not only students but teachers also remain a learner throughout. SMGS organised a workshop for its teachers on Waste Management. Eminent personality Mr. Niranjan Khatri, General Manager, ITC Group came to enlighten the teachers on various ways to manage waste in a resourceful way.

Our teachers learnt small small changes they can make in their daily lives which can make a huge impact on saving resources for future generations. Teachers are said to have a great ROI - RADIUS OF INFLUENCE, a power with which they can make massive changes.

The teachers at SMGS took back a great learning experience, thanks to Mr. Khatri.
Cartoon Making Workshop - (6 August 2014)
Kids and cartoons are inseparable. Cartoons just like kids, narrate innocent stories. They create a world to which kids can relate to. Children enjoy watching cartoons and animated series, but they enjoy even more when they create their own cartoon characters.

SMGS held a workshop on Cartoon Making for classes IV and V on 6 August 2014, where Mr. Arijit Narayan acquainted the students with different kinds of cartoons and how they are sketched. It was an extremely fun and interactive session. Mr. Narayan taught the simple tricks of drawing cartoons to kids and assured that a person who cannot draw very well would become a brilliant artist with these simple tricks. Students learnt and drew many cartoons showing different moods and expressions. It was a wonderful sight to see all the students happily engrossed in drawing and horning their skill of cartoon making. The students were given a home activity to draw cartoons showing different emotions and ten best entries would be given prizes. Students thoroughly enjoyed this fun workshop which reinforced their favourite art practice - Cartoon making.
Workshop at Sanskriti School - (18 July 2014)
Eight avid readers of St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School got an opportunity to meet an acclaimed writer i.e. Andy Cope on 18 July 2014 at a workshop held by Scholastic at Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri. Andy Cope is a children's author who has written books that have won many awards such as the Redhouse Children's Book of the year, Stockport Book Award, Nottingham Book Award, etc. He is also a teacher and trainer in positive psychology. The interactive workshop helped the students to understand the importance of positive thinking in one's life. The writer who is an equally good writer encouraged the students to become 'go- getters' in their lives rather than 'mood hoovers' with a negative attitude. The workshop enabled the students to learn a lot a about the art of living a brilliant life. The students of class VII who attended the workshop were :

1. Bharti Mishra
2. Kritika Grewal
3. Mehak Kumar
4. Garima Joshi
5. Ishika Bansal
6. Jhanvee Kumar
7. Ravnoor Kaur
8. Yashika Miglani
Workshop on Energy Efficiency
TERI- the energy and resource institute organized a 1day teacher's workshop on "ENERGY EFFICIENCY" in association with CBSE. Many schools from Delhi were the part of this workshop including St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School. In this workshop teachers were told different ways to inculcate energy efficiency and alternate use of energy in their course material while teaching in class and help students develop the habit of same in their daily life routine.

Workshop included different information giving sessions as to how and where in our country people are using different ways to use energy effectively and also had activities for better understanding of these methods.
Yoga Workshop - (May 2014)
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Yoga includes the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace of mind in order to experience one's true self. Practising yoga has a calming effect on an individual's personality.

Seeing the hard work and stress the teachers undergo everyday in school, a yoga workshop was organised for the teachers. The workshop aimed at relaxing the teachers and teaching them varios ways of being calm while handling difficult classroom situations. The teachers were taught how to imbibe pranayam while performing varios yoga asans. This had an extreme calming effect on the teachers. All the teachers came out from the workshop feeling light and refreshed.
Google Workshop at Google India
In this age of computers there is no end to computer apps that are used in our dail lives. To know more about Google apps. Three teachers from our school attended the GEG Lead Workshop at Google, Gurgaon. This was their second session and thus they had gone for a lead workshop. Learning was quite fun as all the members worked together and understood the fact that the information is relevant and it can spread only when we connect, collaborate and share. The session inspired the teachers to come up with better ideas that can advantageous for their pupils.
Career Counselling Workshop - (16 April 2014)
On the 16th of April 2014, our school hosted a Career Counselling Workshop for Classes IX and X. It was conducted by a renowned educationist Mr. Jitin Chawla. He spoke about how every student had a different personality and hence was entitled to a specific career choice. He also guided the students about many career options related to the streams available. The students were benefited by the interactive session where the students discussed openly about the problems they face in selecting a career. This workshop will help students make a wise decision about being someone happy and satisfied about their work and identity for the rest of their lives.
Disney Friends for Change Workshop - (15 April 2014)
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An orientation workshop was organized at India International Centre for teachers to share and empower them to restore and revitalize urban green spaces. Two of our teachers Ms. Shruti and Ms. Komal attended the workshop which was an enriching experience for them.

The session aimed at providing a platform for children and families to take positive action for their communities.
Workshop by Tat-O chips - (21 February 2014)
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A workshop for classes I to V was held on February 21, 2014 sponsored by Tat-O chips. The students had a blast as they participated in Quiz time. A volley of questions based on their favourite cartoon character Chhota Bheem and some mathematical brain teasers kept the student’s adrenaline rushing. Two teams of students participated in the games organised by the sponsors and the winners were awarded prizes.

The students had a gala time during the workshop.
Self Defence Workshop - (9 December 2013 to 4 February 2014)
Life is unpredictable and uncertain. Many people have an "invincibility" myth that nothing bad will ever happen to them. This line of thought can be very dangerous, if not deadly. To ensure the safety of the students, our school recently organised a seven day Self-defence workshop. The workshop was conducted by Delhi Police from 29 December 2013 to 4 February 2014. The Delhi Police motivated the young women of our school to be courageous and defend themselves.

Three students of our school - Shubhangi Jatav, Ustat Kaur and Ankita Baluja were given special appreciation for their efforts and were rewarded with certificates by the Delhi Police. The basic self - defence training gave the students, the ability to fight back in any dangerous attack situation along with instilling self confidence in them.
Scarf Making Workshop - (24 Janury 2014)
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HT Pace organized "Scarf Making" Workshop for Class IV and V on 24th January 2014 in St. Mark's Girls Senior Secondary School on the eve of Republic Day. Students were asked to make Tri colour scarves using white cloth and Hobby Ideas acrylic colours. Students actively and enthusiastically participated in the activity. The main idea behind conducting this activity was imbibe the spirit of Patriotism, Oneness and National Integration.
Career Counseling Workshop - (23 January 2014)
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Eminent career counselor Mr. Raj Kumar Chauhan from Focus group of education guided our students on choosing the right stream and also the various career options available in their respective streams.

The students were benefited from the interactive workshop.
Paper Quelling Workshop for Class VIII - (21 January 2014)
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes and art is knowing which ones to keep. Our school in association with NIE organised “Paper Quelling” Workshop for students of Class VIII. Zina Arora from NIE conducted the workshop. It is a well known saying that ‘He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist'. During this one hour workshop students used their hand, head and heart and learnt to make flowers and other patterns using paper quelling technique. They displayed their creativity and imagination. Students found activity very interesting and enjoyed a lot.
11th ASEF Conference for Teachers at Bali, Indonesia - (28 October to 1 November 2013)
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St. Mark's Girls School - 11th ASEF Conference for Teachers at Bali, Indonesia : Click to EnlargeThe 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference from 28 October to 1 November2013 in Bali, Indonesia was attended by our Global Coordinator, Ms. 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.

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The educators, teachers and 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 learning experience. The conference has provided educators from Asia and Europe with invaluable opportunity to experiment new technologies and use latest apps to enhance their educational effectiveness in the classrooms.

The conference has provided educators from Asia and Europe with an invaluable opportunity to experiment new technologies to enhance their educational effectiveness since the theme for this year was “Apps in Asian and European Classrooms! Unleashing Educational Creativity".
Electronics Workshop - (28 October 2013)
Learning by doing is the best method to learn anything new. We learn more when our maximum senses get involved in the process of learning. To make students aware about world of electronics our school organised a workshop for students of class XII. 17 students attended 3 hour long workshop where they learnt how to use different electronic components. They got handsome experience of using these components. They made number of projects using these components. This workshop helped them to relate their theoretical knowledge with practical application.
Lantern Making Workshop - (28 October 2013)
Celebrating festivals are a great way to rejuvenate oneself.As festival of lights “Diwali” is just round the corner so our school in association with NIE organised workshop on “lantern making” for students of class X. Students learnt how to make lantern of different shapes using paper and cutting it differently. Ms Silky from NIE taught them this art.Students made colourful lantern which they can use for decorating their home during diwali celebrations.
GEG Workshop - (October 2013)
In today’s fast paced world, computers are an integral part of our lives. Its need and usage is so vital that it can’t be overlooked. To keep abreast with the times and to incorporate latest technology in education, Learning Links along with Google organized a workshop for teachers to share, inspire and empower them to meet their needs as well as of the students through technology solutions. Four of our teachers - Ms. Vaneet, Ms. Handa, Ms. Monika and Ms. Sandhya attended the Workshop which was an enriching experience for them. The session aimed at sensitizing the teachers how technology can help to explore creativity and also aids in critical evaluation. The organizers enlightened the peer educators to be efficient googlers by using handy applications like Google drive and G+. All in all, it was learning with fun.
Mosaic Painting Workshop - (10 October 2013)
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Creativity cures the chaos in the heart is a famous Tibetan saying. To improve the creative aspect of students personality our school has been conducting number of activities from time to time. Keeping this idea in mind school in association with NIE conducted workshop on "Mosaic Painting" for students of class IX. Ms. Silky from NIE taught students about how this art form originated and how it is different from other styles of painting.student also learnt various nuances of this art form. Students really enjoyed learning this new art form.
Workshop on - ‘How to improve concentration?’ for Class XI - (4 October 2013)
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A. G. Bell rightly said, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to focus.” To help students improve concentration, our school in association with NIE conducted a workshop on “How to improve concentration”. Ms. Suditi from NIE shared with our students’ different factors which reduce concentration and techniques which can help them to overcome distractions. Students asked her a number of questions regarding how they can improve their concentration level in studies. Through this workshop, students were enlightened.
Workshop on Diet and Nutrition for Class X - (30 September 2013)
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A healthy mind lives in a healthy body” is a well known saying. For students it is very important to be physically fit because only then they can concentrate on their studies. Keeping this point in mind our school conducted a workshop on Diet and Nutrition for students of Class X on 30 September 2013. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE spoke on various health issues that affects young children. She explained them about the importance of balanced diet. She suggested different ways which can be adopted to maintain healthy body. She also explained the importance of breakfast which is skipped by most of the students because of one reason or the other. Students asked question related to health issues which were answered by Ms. Tandon. She suggested students to have frequent small meals during study time as it breaks the monotony as well as gives them energy. Workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by students and they promised her that from now on they will avoid junk food and will eat one fruit everyday.
Workshop at Venkateswara - International School, Dwarka
A workshop on the use of new technologies to innovate teaching in K-12 classrooms was held at Venkateswara International School. Teaching using the traditional methods of blackboard and chalk is getting obsolete day by day with the advent of modern information and technology aids. There are many ways of replacing and improving the teaching mechanism using the new electronic apps. Preparing our students not only to be digitally savvy, but leveraging these technologies to help them create, communicate, connect and collaborate will prepare them to be contributing citizens in their future. The workshop highlighted some specific examples of using social net working, iphones, smart boards and many operational softwares ……. etc. in schools. CBSE and NCERT have to think of ways of using these innovative technologies to make schooling more relevant and useful for the present and coming generations.

Participants : Ms. R. Chandrika & Ms. RoompaMitra
Workshop on leadership Skill - (12 July 2013)
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One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. Keeping this point in mind our school conducted a workshop on ‘Leadership Skill’ on 12 July 2013 for students of Class IX. Ms. Suditi Bhadhuria from NIE conducted the workshop. How leadership skill plays an important role in one’s life was explained using different videos.

Students got motivated after seeing those videos. Students also asked number of questions related to qualities of a good leader. They were made to recognize good qualities they already have. Resource person also highlighted the instances from the life of Bill Gates and Barack Obama which made them the successful leader in their respective fields. Workshop was indeed an eye opener for students as it was made clear to them that leadership qualities have nothing to do with their academic scores.
Workshop on Peer Pressure - (13 May 2013)
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Age group of 12-16 years is termed as adolescence. This is highly impressionable and crucial age as there are physical and emotional changes taking place in a child. Child gets influenced by his social environment and starts reacting to it. Peer group plays a very important role at this stage. As peer group is of the same age, therefore lot of confusion comes in the mind of a child. He is not able to decide what is right and wrong and responds the way his peer group is responding. Sometimes under peer pressure he takes wrong decisions. Keeping all these points in mind St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School conducted a workshop on how to handle “peer pressure” Resource person Ms. Ira Sehgal conducted the workshop of 45 minutes and discussed about harms and good effects of peer group. Students openly shared their ideas and feelings and found answer to their queries. She also suggested ways about how to draw a line so that peer group does not influence a child in wrong way.
CBSE In-Service Teacher Training Workshop - (9 May 2013)
Venue : A-9 Green Park, New Delhi
Co-scholastic assessment is an integral part of CCE system. Keeping this point in mind Ms. Monika Sehgal and Ms. Shikha of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School Meera Bagh attended one day capacity building program on lifeskill, attitudes and values. The program was conducted by ‘Prabhaav’. Various experimental methods were used for training teachers to correctly assess students on various life skills. Session included group discussion, activities and presentations. Handbooks and assessments sheets were also given to facilitate learning. After the workshop teachers got awareness about different tools and techniques to assess various life skills. Workshop was indeed an eye opener for teachers.
Tie and Dye Workshop - (3 May 2013)
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HT PACE organised a Tie n Dye workshop in St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School on 3 May 2013 for few students of Classes VIII - IX. The students learnt the process of tying and dyeing a piece of cotton cloth using bright colours. They made beautiful designs and participated enthusiastically in the workshop.
Paper Bag Making Workshop - (2 May 2013)
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SMS, Girls School - Paper Bag Making Workshop : Click to EnlargeNow a days people have started taking interest in favour of nature, they have started taking initiative to make our environment clean.

One such step towards a clean environment is the use of paper bags. HT PACE organised a Paper Bag Making Workshop for the students of class VI on 2 May 2013.

The students learnt to make paper bags using the bright and colourful handmade sheets. They also took a pledge to use paper bags and save our mother earth from the hazards of polybags.
Ht Pace Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop - (1 May 2013)
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SMS, Girls School - Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop : Click to EnlargeHT Pace organised a Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop for the students of Class V in the St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi on 1st May, 2013. SMS, Girls School - Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop : Click to EnlargeThe students enthusiastically participated in the workshop as they were skilfully guided by the HT Pace Coordinator, as how to master the art of pot decoration.

They have brought ceramic pot of various shapes & sizes which they painted in beautiful colours. Once the colour had dried up beautiful pattern were skilfully crafted with the help of Shilpkar Clay. These motives all the more added to the beauty of these pots. Further, the students were taught to paint the pots which all the more enhance the aura of these pots.

As the workshop catered to the interest of students they very soon mastered the innovative idea and created wonderful designs on their pots. In the scorching heat the workshop was like a fresh whiff of breather from the mundane daily schedule. Looking forward to more such workshops students carried on creating their masterpiece to master this new learnt forte.
Shilpkar Basket Making Workshop - (30 April 2013)
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Imagination is not a legacy but is cultivated with a harvest of ideas and inspiration. To add a spark to the innovation of our students a craft workshop was organised in St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School on 30 April 2013 for class IV students by HT PACE. Students made beautiful and colourful baskets using ice cream cups, shilpkar, glitters, paints, etc. They enjoyed the activity thoroughly.
Workshop on Study Skills - (7 December 2012)
SMS Girls School - Workshop on Study Skills : Click to EnlargeEfficiency is the ratio of output to the input. To improve efficiency of students in studies school organised a ‘Study Skill’ workshop for students of Class XI. Students put in so many efforts these days still they do not achieve the desired result which definitely affects their confidence. ‘How to study’ is a skill which can be learnt. Ms. Ira Sehgal conducted a 40 minute workshop for students and taught them the techniques which can improve their efficiency and concentration. Students interacted with her and discussed about problems they face while preparing for exams.

Ms. Sehgal suggested that students should develop the habit of making their personal question bank and important points related to chapter should be compiled in one sheet. This data will definitely help students at the time of exam. Workshop was indeed very helpful as suggested techniques can improve their learning ability.
Establishing E-Waste Collection Mechanism in Schools and Colleges - (27 October 2012)
The students of our school attended an awareness workshop on ‘Establishing E-Waste Collection Mechanism in Schools and Colleges’ on 27 October 2012. E-Waste is recognized as a major challenge in the waste management policies of the Government of India. The rapid growth of the electronic industry coupled with high product obsolescence leads to the generation of large quantities of electronic waste. Therefore, there is an urgent need to bridge the gap between its generation and recycling which can be achieved by proper recycling and establishing a system of accountability in e-waste management. The students saw a short film on e-waste management and were well versed with e-waste rules, its implementation in Delhi and learned about the role of schools and action plan . This awareness workshop truly served its purpose and arose a feeling among the students to rise and play their part.
Vedic Maths Workshop - (2012)
'Vedic Mathematics' is the name given to the ancient system of mathematics, or, to be precise, a unique technique of calculations based on simple rules and principles, with which any mathematical problem - be it arithmetic, algebra, geometry or trigonometry - can be solved, orally.

For many students, the worst feared subject is Mathematics. Well to those, who find Mathematics a scare, they should go for Vedic Mathematics. Some of the most complicated problems can be solved without holding a pen and a paper. Stuff like square root, cube root and fifth root can be resolved with simple concepts.

On this note the school organized a Vedic Maths workshop for the students of class XI. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rajesh Mishra from IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd .The workshop highlighted the need of Vedic mathematics in competitive as well as curriculum examinations. The students learnt simple mathematical tricks for calculating the squares of numbers, product of two numbers, square root and cube root of the numbers. The students also learnt how to multiply two and three digit numbers within few seconds. A small test was also conducted to check the speed and accuracy of the students in basic calculation areas. . The students were also made aware of various options available after completing their class XII.

All in all it was a fun yet an informative workshop.
Workshop on Personality Development - (4 July 2012)
All the teachers of our school attended Personality Development workshop on 4th July 2012. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE shared her ideas about good personality. She gave number of tips to improve personality. She guided teachers about voice modulation, correct posture and anger management. Teachers were made to do number of activities. This workshop surely helped teachers to improve their personality as teachers personality plays an important role in shaping up a students personality.
A workshop on Adverse effects of kite flying - (2012)
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It was attended by the students of classes VI to VIII.

Students actively participated in the interactive session. It proved a great milestone in arousing awareness among the students about the harmful effects of the kite flying.
Workshop on Personality Development - (4 July 2012)
All the teachers of our school attended Personality Development workshop on 4 July 2012. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE shared her ideas about good personality. She gave number of tips to improve personality. She guided teachers about voice modulation, correct posture and anger management. Teachers were made to do number of activities. This workshop surely helped teachers to improve their personality as teachers personality plays an important role in shaping up a students personality.
NIE Workshop - Key Chain Making - (23 April 2012)
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On 23 April 2012 Key Chain Making Workshop was organized by NIE for the students of Class V. Students used colourfull beads and bells to decorate the key chains. They exhibited their creativity and talent in arranging the multi-coloured beads and made startling key chains. All the students seemed ecstatic to learn a new thing.
E-Waste Workshop - (2012)
A workshop was conducted by Nokia in St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School that emphasised on E-Waste i.e. Electronic Waste. Ms. Vidhi, the host told the students about electronic waste and the technical ‘how and when’ it happens. The workshop enlightened the students about the fact that only 3% of Indians mobile users recycle their old mobiles. The students were made aware that India is also known as the ‘Dumping Land’ of all wastes. The students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School have made a little initiative to keep a Drop-in Box in the school where all the students would drop the E-Waste which would be recycled. It was indeed an amazing and inspiring experience for all the students.
Career Counselling Workshop - (2012)
St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized a workshop on Career Counselling presided over by the Resource person under NIE, Mr. Jitin Chawla. He guided the girls of class X to opt for the appropriate stream according to their aptitude, interest and future prospects. Students participated actively by asking questions and getting involved in group discussions. The workshop provided a clear idea to the students to decide the stream in XI according to their interests and realize their hidden capabilities.
Electronics Workshop (19 to 20 January 2012)
SMS Girls School - Electronics Workshop : Click to EnlargeElectronic Workshop : Learn by doing it Our school organized level-3 of electronic workshop on 19-20 January 2012. Students of IX and X attended the workshop.

Students were introduced to the world of transistors and amplifiers. Students learnt while playing with electronic components.

Students actively participated in circuits making and discussions. Systematic and interesting methods made learning about electronic components a good fun.

Hardware kit and rich content helped the students to build projects on their own.
Workshop on Exam Anxiety
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Doll making Workshop - (15 July 2011)
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The Times of India organized a “Doll Making Workshop” for class VII students of St’ Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School. Ms. Silky Khanna, The Times of India Consultant taught students how to make exquisite dolls. They used pastel sheets, ice cream sticks and satin ribbons. They enthusiastically and deftly decorated the lovely dolls that they made. Their creativity and innovation was exhibited through their work.
Beed making Workshop - (13 July 2011)
SMS Girls School - Beed making Workshop : Click to EnlargeA Workshop to teach students of class IV to make beads was organized by NIE as a creative venture of the NIE programme undertaken by TOI. It was an interesting interaction between the resource person and the students.


They were taught to make colorful beads and lovely flowers out of clay. Daintly beads and buds were tied into trendy necklaces which are in vogue these days. Students took part in this workshop enthusiastically.


Little girls used their own imagination and creativity in making necklaces. Their aesthetic kastes were appreciated by al. It was a very beneficial learning experience for the students.