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St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh organizes International Friendship Week - (30 November to 4 December 2015)
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh organizes International Friendship Week : Click to EnlargeTo commemorate its 25th year, St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh organized International Friendship Week from 30 November 2015 to 4 December 2015.

47 students and teachers from Nyborg Friskole, Denmark, College Emile Verhaeren, France and Timaru Boys High School New Zealand and the two other branches of the host school participated in the International Friendship Week. Throughout the Week,the delegates participated in many interesting activities. Special workshops on art, music, dance and cooking were not only enjoyable for all the delegates but also enriched them with knowledge about Indian culture, tradition and cuisine. The delegates visited all places of interest in Delhi such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate etc.

On the culmination, the important dignitaries present were Mr. Martin Mikkelsen, Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal Danish Embassy, Ms. Caroline SCHMITT, Attachée for Cooperation in French Language, Embassy of France and Ms. Jugnu Roy, Education New Zealand Country Manager, New Zealand High Commission along with Chairman, Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, and Principal, Ms.Anjali Aggarwal.

The event lived upto its theme (Promoting Global Citizenship) with all delegates exploring and experiencing cultural diversity thus learning to become informed and responsible global citizens.
We Host Students from Malaysia - (30 October to 8 December 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - We Host Students from Malaysia : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh hosted a delegation comprising of 6 students and School Counsellor Ms. Noor Aisah from Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Malaysia from 30 October 2015 to 8 December 2015. The delegation was given a traditional Indian welcome in the school by the Principal, Ms. A. Aggarwal, teachers and students. The Malaysian students also attended classes with their Indian friends in school. They had a chance to experience the rich cultural heritage of India when they visited Agra and Jaipur. As part of the Educational programme “GREENING DELHI” when they visited ‘Yamuna Biodiversity Park’ and learned about the flora and fauna of India. The delegation learnt a lot when they visited the Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate and various other landmarks of Delhi.
Video Conference - (3 November 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Video Conference : Click to EnlargeA Video Conference was scheduled for the members of GVC 15-16 at secondary level on November 3, 2015 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh which was attended by 18 students from classes IX and X. During this meet on SKYPE which lasted for an hour the students of our school along with the teacher coordinator Ms. L. Srinivas interacted with their team mates from St. John’s Anglican College, Brisbane, Australia and their Teacher coordinator Mrs. Sharon Singh. Mrs. Astrid Ruiz, Teacher Coordinator from Liberty High School Missouri USA also joined the conference. During this meet voting status for topics put up in EDMODO (an interactive platform where students and educators across the world meet, contribute collaborate and compete to create meaningful websites under the aegis of Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) 2015), was discussed. Also allotment of technical and creative duties to the students was announced. Filling out the Journal in our Google site, updating progress of work by each school in October was also highlighted.
Getting to know Goethe in Germany - (21 September to 8 October 2015)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Getting to know Goethe in Germany : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Getting to know Goethe in Germany : Click to EnlargeA ten member student delegation of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh headed by Principal, Ms. A. Aggarwal and accompanied by Ms. G. Rajan, Head, International Affairs and Ms. R. Pasricha, teacher In charge, visited Klosterschule Rossleben in Germany from 21 September to 8 October, 2015. Located in Rossleben, Thuringia, Klosterschule combines traditional virtues in combination with applied modern pedagogy to raise students to become persons who are able to cope with life and take over responsibilities. The delegation was welcomed by, Ms. Edith Flores Wolff, Coordinator of the exchange, Mr. Gernot Groppler, Principal, Mr. David Lucius Clarke, Head, Boarding School and Ms. Juliane Thaler, teacher in charge.

The delegation also visited Weimar wherein they met Mr. Hellmut Th. Seemann, President, Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Mr. Rigobert Möllers (Ministry of Education, Thüringen) to attend a week of intensive and fully packed program with Weimar Classicism. The students learnt about intellectuals such as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Johann Gottfried Herder, Friedrich Schiller, and Christoph Martin Wieland in great detail and also about life in Germany in the 18th century. In Frankfurt, the students witnessed the celebration to commemorate the reunification of Germany. Before returning back to India, the delegation visited other places of interest the Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, the University and Beethovan's home in Bonn, the Cathedral and Chocolate museum in Cologne and the Alstadt in Dusseldorf.
Delegation from St. Mark’s School visits Slovenia - (27 September to 7 October 2015)
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh pays tribute to Elizabeth Sass Brunner and Elizabeth Brunner, the Hungarian artists - (1 - 11 September 2015)
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To commemorate its 25th year of excellence, St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh has organised ‘Danube meets Ganges - A Dunaés a Gangesztalálkozik‘, an Indo-Hungarian Art exhibition which is a tribute to the brilliance of Elizabeth Brunner and Elizabeth Sass Brunner, the Hungarian artists, at Balassi Institute - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi from September 1, 2015 to September 11, 2015.

The students of the school have reproduced some of the paintings done by the Brunners.

Mr. Attila Veizer, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Hungary, New Delhi inaugurated the exhibition. Among the other dignitaries present were Ms. Kapila Vtsyayan, leading Indian scholar, art historian and the founding director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Delhi, Ms. Shanay Artemis Hubmann, Deputy Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Austria, Ms. Alessandra Bertini Malgarini, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, Dr. Rajeev Lochan, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art and Ms. Sonalika Sahay, one of the super models to name a few.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh visits Millennia Institute, Singapore - (3 to 10 August 2015)
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A group of ten students – Aman Sirari (XI F), Rohan Suri (XI D), Ayati Nagpal (XI C), Aanandita Bhagat (X F), Ria Bhatia (IX D), Payal Bhatia (X F), Rohit Bagga (IX F), Prabhsimran Bajaj (X C), Gaurang Alagh (IX G) and Harshita Sabharwal (IX E) along with teacher incharges Ms. P. Minocha and Ms. H. Pant of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh visited Millennia Institute, Singapore from 3 to 10 August 2015 as part of a student exchange programme. It was a great honour for the delegation to be part of Singapore’s 50 years of Independence. The presentation and performance of our students were highly appreciated. Our delegation visited Parliament House, Supreme Court, War Memorial, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island and Universal Studios. The hospitality showered by our friends from Singapore was amazing and we look forward to welcome them in the month of November.
10 Years of iEARN - Austria - (5 to 9 July 2015)
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The five day conference starting from 5 July, 2015 to 9 July, 2015 was packed with various events. It was flagged off with the walk to the city centre. On the second day the participants from various countries India, Iran, Ukraine, Serbia, Afghanistan,Kenya and Mongolia introduced themselves and discussed their contribution in connection with management of waste and different ideas about recycling. The conference was addressed by the Vice - Mayor of the city Mr. Franz Gunacker who encouraged them to work for a better world.

Our students show - cased many innovative and useful products that they had made from waste materials. The work of our students were highly appreciated. On the third day the delegation toured Vienna, the beautiful capital of Austria. A community lunch was also held wherein members of the various countries cooked their own delicacies. The various schools also showed power point presentations and expressed their ideas on waste management and discussed plans for the future. It ended with a dance performance by the Indian students and a farewell dinner with various dignitaries and friends of iEARN Austria.

Students attend Butterfly symposium at Villach, Austria - (13 to 21 June 2015)
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Four students of Class X, Rohan Garg XI-E, Jatin Singh XI-E , Aastha Nagpal XI-C and Rashi Aggarwal XI-C accompanied by teacher Incharges Ms. Ritika Anand and Ms. Manisha Pathak attended the 1st International Symposium on Butterflies in Science and Arts held in Villach, Austria, the Butterfly Capital of Austria. The symposium was hosted by Peraugymnasium in Villach in cooperation with “Plant a Butterfly” project.

The focus of the symposium was to engage teachers in finding out possibilities of incorporating basic topics on butterflies in the subject biology or any other subject of high school students.

Furthermore, it was to promote awareness on butterfly conservation, protection and promotion of these "charming, charismatic and endlessly fascinating insects".

Students participated in a number of activities from self introduction to powerpoint presentations. But the highlights were the talk on the local population of European butterflies by Ms.Birgit Zechman from Dobratsch National park aand the Skype session with Mr. Claude Sinner, who is based in Florida U.S. A, about his project Label butterflies.com. Mr. Sinner encouraged children to be more tech savvy and, of course, make conditions conducive for the butterflies.

The students visited Dobratsch National park, Ossiah Lake and the medieval towns of Gmund and Friesach. The delegation also toured Prague, Vienna and Venice during their trip to Austria.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh initiates a student exchange program with Estonia - (21 to 28 May 2015)
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An 8 member student delegation comprising of Arsh Arora (XII D), Kulpreet Kaur (X F), Mehar Kohli (X E), Riya Sharma (XI B), Sarthak Phore (XI C), Sanya Arora (X G), Muskaan Kathuria (X E) and Sanya Shingari (XI D) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went for a cultural and educational exchange program with Polva Educational Gymnasium, Polva, Estonia. The delegation was led by Ms. V. Wahi, Vice Principal and Ms. A. Vohra, Teacher In Charge. During the exchange program, the delegation attended a workshop on Indo-Estonian Friendship, experienced the natural beauty and rich heritage of Estonia by touring Karilasti, Taevaskoja, AHHAA science centre, Polva Youth Centre and attending a Song Festival. The delegation had an inspiring interactive session with the Mayor of Polva, Mr. George Pelisaar.

Later the delegation toured Tallinn, Helsiniki and Istanbul. The highlights were the visit to the Old City in Tallinn, the Royal Castle in Helsinki and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Some of the most memorable moments were when the delegation took the ferry ride to Helsinki and the boat trip around the Bosporus in Istanbul . . .
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh promotes Indo-Vietnam friendship - (9 to 15 May 2015)
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In its endeavour to promote friendship across countries, St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh initiated an exchange program with Experimental Secondary School, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Eleven students - Ashit Kedia (X A), Mankirat Singh (X B), Naireeka Narula (X A), Parth Khurana (X B), Namisha Chugh (XI C), Muskaan Pandya (XI D), Sarthak Phore (XI C), Anjali Banerjee (XI D), Tejaswi Dabas (XI F), Sanya Kumra (XII D) and Parul Gupta (XII D) accompanied by Global Coordinator Ms. G. Rajan and Director, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, visited Experimental Secondary School, Hanoi.

In a special workshop for teachers, researchers and Principals of different schools in Hanoi, Director, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal spoke on the various activities that our school specialises in. The students attended a few English classes and performed a lively dance for the students and faculty of Experimental Secondary School.

During their stay in Vietnam, the delegation toured the city of Hanoi as well as visited Halong Bay and Ninh Binh. Boating on a bamboo boat, kayaking and spending a couple of days in a cruise were some major attractions.

One of the major objectives of our international program is to teach the skills of diplomacy to our students by meeting diplomats of various countries. Our delegation was privileged to meet H. E. Madam Preeti Saran, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam at the Embassy of India, Hanoi. Ms. Saran interacted with students from both the schools and applauded the efforts of our school in promoting ties with Vietnam.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh host delegates from Estonia - (2015)
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The new academic session 2015-2016 commenced with St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh hosting a six member delegation from Polva Co-education Gymnasium, Polva, Estonia.

The delegation was headed by the Headmistress, Ms. Iiva Kolme and teacher in Charge Ms. Florika Kolbakova. In their week long stay in India, the guests visited Agra to see the Taj Mahal and also learnt more about the history of India. The delegates also went for 'Dilli Darshan' and were spell bound with the architecture of the Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple. The visit to 'Birla Temple and Bangla Sahib' mesmerised the guests with their spiritual and religious fervour.

As Ms. Florika remarked ,"India is a dream destination and a week is very less to explore the place. We are happy to visit the country and St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh and thank everyone in the school for the awesome hospitality. We look forward to the visit of our guests from St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh."
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh shines in Japan - (15 to 18 January 2015)
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Six students Aayushi Arora (XI-E), Lakshay Arora (XI-E), Saumya Verhwani (XI-E), Suasha Girdhar (XI-E), Aashima Chugh (XI-C) and Dev Soni (XI-D) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2015 held from 15 to 18 January 2015 at Toyota City, Japan. Other participants in this summit were from Indonesia, Iran, China, Taiwan, Phillipines, Russia and the U.S.A.

The student delegation from our school was led by Ms. Geeta Rajan, Global Co-ordinator, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, Director was also present at the summit. The Summit saw the students participating in several activities, notable being drafting a Declaration as well as making a poster illustrating their ideas on 'the best way of preventing natural disasters'. The students were appreciated for creativity, public speaking and dancing skills apart from their presentation on the school.

The delegation also visited the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall wherein they could see some of the latest models of cars manufactured by Toyota Motors. Before attending the summit, the delegation from St. Mark's School visited Tokyo for a three day sight seeing tour wherein they visited the Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower, Yasukuni Shrine, Imperial Palace, Hachiko to name a few. Students also had a fun - filled day in Disney World. The students thoroughly enjoyed the journey to Nagoya City by the Japanese bullet train.


Delegation from Singapore visits St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - (27 November to 3 December 2014)
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A seven member delegation from Millennia Institute, Singapore visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh from 27 November 2014 to 3 December 2014. The delegation was hosted by Indian families which gave them an insight into the lifestyle, culture and traditions of India. The delegation attended classroom teaching and were very impressed with the way classic English literature is taught to the students. A visit to the historical cities of Agra and Jaipur along with sightseeing in Delhi gave the delegation immense knowledge about India's heritage. As the members of the delegation remarked - "Both the school & the country were amazing. It was wonderful to be here in India."

Book Launch at St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - (19 November 2014)
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"Resa genom Indien och Sverige - Journey through India and Sweden" the collaborative book was formally launched by Mr. Daniel Wolven, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden. Apart from Ms. Aggarwal, Principal and Ms. Wahi, Vice Principal, the dignitaries present at the book launch were Mr. Kenneth Stalnacke and Ms. Berit Andersson from Sweden The book is a joint effort by students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh and the students of Ebba Petterssons Privatskolan.

The book not only takes the readers on a virtual journey through India and Sweden, it also documents the contributions of the two countries in the fields of history, youth, culture, tourism, science, technology, sports and literature. The Chief Guest Mr. Wolven appreciated the hard work of everyone responsible for the creation of the book and said that it is interesting to see the students of both the schools learn about each other in this innovative way.

Student Exchange Programme with Sweden - (November 2014)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Student Exchange Programme with Sweden : Click to EnlargeA ten member delegation from Ebba Petterssons Privatskolan, Gothenborg visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh as part of an ongoing Student Exchange Programme.

During their visit to the school, they were part of classroom teaching which helped them know about the Education System of India. The delegation visited Pratapgarh farms andthe beautiful Akshardham temple.A trip to Agraand Jaipur helped them to learn about the rich heritage of our country. The visit also saw the launch of the book “Resa genom Indien och Sverige - Journey through India and Sweden” by Mr. Daniel Wolven, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh welcomes Delegates of Sweden - (17 November 2014)
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A Visit to the Korean Cultural Centre - (21 October 2014)
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On 21 of October, 2014 St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh arranged for a visit of 35 students to the Korean cultural centre to meet Mr. Kim Kum - Pyoung, the Director of the centre who gave a warm welcome. The aim of the visit was to know about this great country and their culture from close quarters. The AV presentation in ‘Hallyu Hall’, a short session of taekwondo, visit to Korean ‘Culture Experience Room’, an informative library and a warm Korean meal at the end familiarized them with the Korean culture.

St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh organises Sadbhavna : Spreading Harmony - (14 to 17 October 2014)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh organised a four day event - Sadbhavna - Spreading Harmony from 14 to 17 October 2014. The event saw the participation of all students from Classes IV to XI.

Sadbhavna - Spreading Harmony was the school’s initiative to promote brotherhood, harmony and peace all around. A wide range of activities such as making greeting cards, posters, writing articles, quizzes based on three main themes - UN Week - to celebrate the great work of the United Nations, Peace Day - to make everyone realise the importance of peace in our life & Aman Ki Asha - promoting Indo Pak peace were conducted. One of the highlights of the event was a talk by distinguished speakers representing different religions - Acharya Lokesh Muni, Dr. Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri, Rev. Arnold David.. on - 'God brings Love & Peace - Teachings of different religions'.

The culmination of the event was attended by none other than the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, H. E. Abdul Basit, the Chief Guest for the day. Ms. Sandhya Gupta, Education Consultant, Asia, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, UK and Ms. Ghanapriya Elangbam, Country Coordinator, India from TBFF were the other dignitariies who graced the occasion with their presence.

Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal, in her welcome address remarked : "It is heartening to see our students do their bit to promote world peace".
Cultural and Educational Trip to Sweden - (28 September to 6 October 2014)
St. Mark's Meera Bagh - Cultural and Educational Trip to Sweden : Click to EnlargeA ten member student - teacher delegation from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went to Sweden from 28 September 2014 to 6 October 2014 for an educational and cultural exchange programme. The delegation was led by the Vice Principal Ms. Veena Wahi accompanied by Ms. Tanuja Kant. They exchanged views on their classrooms, learning and enriching programmes and worked together on the Book ‘Journey Through India and Sweden’ - ‘ResaGenomIndienOchSverige’ which is an Indo Swensk collaborative effort.

Apart from attending classes, the delegation got the opportunity to see Gothemberg and visit Stockholm. The students who were part of the delegation are Shikhar Juneja (X F), Shivam Juneja (X G), Manya Pahwa (X C), Manav Prabhakar (IX C), Mansi Marwah (IX C), Dhanukh Bhatnagar (IX E) and Urvi Goel (IX D).

The exchange programme was a great learning experience for the students.

St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh visits Hungary - (20 September to 1 October 2014)
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The delegation was hosted by the teachers and students of the two schools during their stay in Budapest as well as Nagykanizsa. The students, Anushka Maggo (XI C), Ginni Madan (XI E), Shivangi Stuti (X B), Rishabh Kohli (X F), Paurav Gulati (X F), Vatsal Sharma (X F), Riya Nagpal (X F), Sejal Goel (X E), Pratishtha Vij (X B), Shreya Sharma (X B), Jahnavi Seth (X C), Khyati Narang (X G), Radhika Aggarwal (X A) attended classes with their Hungarian counterparts and had a symposium on the significance of the two rivers-Ganges and Danube and also about the transition in the life style of people of both countries over the years. Apart from the local sightseeing in Budapest and Nagykanizsa, the students and teachers also visited Vienna, Austria Venice, Italy and Bled, Slovenia.

The delegation was privileged to be invited for a luncheon meeting with the Ambassador of India in Hungary, H .E. Mr. Malay Mishra wherein the possibilities of more collaboration in the future between the schools resulting in strengthening of the friendship between the two countries was discussed.

A Visit to Malaysia - (3 to 9 October 2014)
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Apart from this the students got an opportunity to learn more about Malay culture by attending a traditional Malay engagement. The students who were a part of the delegation were Sanchita Gupta (X C), Muskan Shah (X C), Aayati Nagpal (X C), Yukti Kalra (X B), Paras Pruthi (X B), Anshika Gandhi (X D), Shikhar Suresh (X D), Muskaan Pandya (X G), Lepakshi Gautam (X G) and Kritika Kapoor (X G).

The students had an enriching experience.

Visit to Singapore - (27 July to 2 August 2014)
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An eight member student delegation led by Ms. Manasi Verma Manchanda, teacher incharge visited Millennia Institute between 27th July and 2nd August 2014 as a part of cultural exchange programme. The programme saw students staying with the host families and attending classes with their host buddies.

Apart from getting an insight into their lifestyle and education system, the students Pragya Madan, Jatin Khurana, Moksh Narang, Prisha Handa, Aakriti Suri, Diksha Aggarwal, Medhavi Dua and Shambhavi Prabhakar (all from class XI) also visited their local markets like China Town, Bugis and Little India. Some other tourist attractions like Universal Studio, Singapore Flyer, Science Centre, Snow City and Kampong Glam were also visited by them. To get the feel of real Singapore the member delegation used to travel by public transport like MRT, LRT and buses.

It was a good learning experience for the students as they gained confidence and made good friends there. They came back with wonderful memories which will be in their hearts forever.
Music DVD 'Together We Sing' released - (August 2014)
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St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh released its first ever music album 'Together We Sing'. The album was released by Mr. Jean-Yves GILLON, Attache Cooperation in Education, Embassy of France, New Delhi at a special gathering in the school.

The album is the outcome of the global collaborative project - Rhyme & Rhythm, the school's initiative under the aegis of Asia Europe Foundation. The project saw the students of Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Philippines, Turkey, Malaysia, Sweden and India work together to write lyrics and compose music for them.The themes for the songs were love, peace, friendship to name a few...

The DVD consists of seven songs, the highlight being the anthem wherein the students have paid tribute to their country and to Asia Europe Foundation, the network which unites the schools in Asia and Europe.
Video Conference with a UK school - (August 2014)
A group of fifteen students from Classes VIII & IX of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh participated in a video conference with BBYO, a Jewish youth Group Summer school in UK. Students’ of both the participating schools shared a healthy dialogue.The facilitator for the VC - Fadi El barbar helped the students to work though the agenda and assisted them to achieve it with clear thinking and good participation. The VC revolved around the theme of Faith,communities and their role in respecting the faith of others.The students, very enthusiastically, discussed the belief of fasting as a religious commemorative practice.
Second issue of iMagzz - Making Myself Heard released - (25 July 2014)
St. Mark's, Meera Bagh - Second issue of iMagzz - Making Myself Heard released : Click to EnlargeThe electronic version of the second issue of iMagzz - Making Myself Heard was released on the 25th of July 2014.

iMagzz is a global collaborative magazine initiated by our school under the aegis of Asia Europe Foundation.The magazine features the works of students from 31 schools from all across the globe.The countries involved in the project are Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Taiwan, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Indonesia, Philippines, USA to name a few..

The highlight of the collaborative magazine is the iMagzz poem written by the students of all the countries.. Edited & designed by students - Mayank Sharma & Ishan Arora,this is the second season of the magazine.The first season of the project saw the school winning the ASEF ClassNet Gold Award.

You can read more on the project on our blog : http://imagzzmakingmyselfheard.wordpress.com

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A walk down the silk road : Visit to Turkey - (26 May to 2 June 2014)
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A 12 member delegation, led by our Global Co-ordinator, Ms. Geeta Rajan, accompanied by Ms. R. Kohli, visited Gaziantep Kolej Vakfi, Gaziantep, Turkey, from 26 May 2014 to 2 June 2014. During the week-long exchange program, the students and teachers got a good taste of the Turkish hospitality and an insight into their work culture. At the same time, they mesmerized their counterparts with their dance, presentations on school and country and their warmth and camaraderie. The visit was special in many ways as our Director, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, also visited the school and met the General Manager, Mr. Atanur Vergili, on 28 May 2014 and exchanged mementos. It was a special moment for the delegation when it interacted with Ms. Nusrat Ersoy, the President of Gaziantep Kolej Vakfi. Ms. Nusrat complimented the students for their brilliant dance performance as well as the presentations.Apart from attending the classes, the students also visited the Mosaic museum and attended a mosaic workshop. They also visited the Gaziantep Zoo, Halfeti Village and a Baklava factory.

The delegation also got the opportunity to visit Istanbul, where they visited the famous Blue Mosque, Hayat Sofia and Basilica Sistern. The students who were a part of the delegation were: Palak Arora (XII-A), Shourya Vats (XII-F), Kartika Kumar (XI-B), Hitesh Sethi (XI-F), Aman Jindal (X-A), Sakshi Khaneja (X-B), Dikshita Khandelwal (X-B), Lavya Sharma (X-D), Yuktika Sehgal (X-E), Kavya Anand (X-E), Ruchira Madan (X-E) and Manvi Mudgil (IX-D).
Our Delegation attends the First International Green Camp at Dagupan City, Philippines - (24 to 28 April 2014)
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The Indian delegation along with their counterparts from Indonesia and Philippines participated in many activities such as coastal clean up, tree plantation,making survival vest from recycled products etc. to help save Mother Earth. The students were elated as they learnt to fish with bare hands.

Our delegation was appreciated for its creativity and enthusiasm with Dev Soni being adjudged as The Most Active Camper in the closing ceremony. The camp ended with a pledge taken by all participants to take initiatives to safeguard the environment and make the planet a better place to live.
St. Mark's School hosts students from Hungary - (21 to 22 April 2014)
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A nine member student delegation along with two teachers Ms. Katalin & Ms. Klara from Szent Istvan Gimnazium, Budapest, Hungary visited St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh from 12 April to 22 April 2014.

The delegation stayed with their Indian host buddies and got an insight into the lifestyle of India. They also attended classes and exchanged notes on lifestyle in Hungary with the Indian students. A visit to the historical cities of Agra and Jaipur was also arranged for the delegation.

If attending an Indian wedding was one of the highlights of the exchange programme, another major highlight was the visit to the Embassy of Hungary for a very interesting 'interaction Session' with the Ambassador H. E. Dr. János Terényi at the Embassy of Hungary, New Delhi.
Our Delegation visits Portogruaro, Italy - (26 March to 4 April 2014)
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St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh visits Singapore - (31 March to 6 April 2014)
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A four member student delegation comprising of Arsh Arora (X1), Pragya Sehgal (X1), Ritvick Pant (X) and Sahib Jaggi (XI) accompanied by Ms. Seema Arora participated in International Friendship Week organized by Pioneer Secondary School, Singapore.

The students of our school interacted and worked with students from several countries like Japan, Denmark and Italy. It was a wonderfull apportunity for our students to work on the global front. Students not only explored Singapore by visiting Little India, Jurong Bird Park, National Museum and Sentosa Islands but also made others familiar with Indian culture, cuisines and music through their presentations and enactment. All in all, it was a tremendous exposure and experience for the entire delegation.
Students of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh attend 4th Next Scientist Camp at Malaysia - (April 2014)
Students of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh attend 4th Next Scientist Camp at MalaysiaStudents of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh attend 4th Next Scientist Camp at MalaysiaA three member students delegation led by Ms. Arti Sapra attended the 4th Next Scientist Camp organised by Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The students, Aman Goel, Mandeep Singh & Mudit Mahajan (all from Grade 9) visited Kampung and stayed with the local families there to get a taste of lifestyle in Malaysian villages. They, along with their counterparts from China, Japan and Indonesia, also attended workshops on Robotics, Batik Innovation and Science Show in the process learning a lot on the mentioned subjects. The dance performance by the students was appreciated by one and all.

The highlight of the programme was our students witnessing the Putrajaya Lightshow as well as the lightshow at the Twin towers in Kuala Lumpur.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh celebrates Indo-Slovenian Friendship - (4 April 2014)
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The commencement of the academic session 2014-2015 saw St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh celebrating Indo-Slovenian Friendship with the Ambassador of Slovenia H. E. Darja Bavdaz Kuret visiting the school on 4 April 2014.

The school is hosting a group of six students led by two teachers Ms. Alenka & Ms. Branka from Gimnazija Ptuj, Ptuj. The delegation from Slovenia got an insight into the education system and lifestyle of India as the students attended classes and stayed with their Indian buddies. The visit to Agra & Jaipur along with Delhi Darshan gave the delegation a taste of the rich heritage of India. Another highlight of the celebration was the Indian & Slovenian students being invited to the Embassy of Slovenia for tea with the Honourable Ambassador.

As Ms. Aggarwal, Principal,remarked - " This is not just an exchange program, this is the beginning of a long lasting friendship which will be cherished by us forever."
Our Delegation visits Portogruaro, Italy
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Our Delegation visits Portogruaro, Italy : Click to EnlargeA seven member student delegation led by Ms. Anita Vohra, teacher incharge, visited Portogruaro as part of a student exchange programme. The programme saw the students staying with host families and attending the classes with their Italian buddies.

Apart from getting an insight into Italian lifestyle and education system, the students, Dhruv Kohli - XII, Sukriti Sukhija - XII, Neeri Batra - XII, Guneet Diman - XI, Kashish Bansal - XI, Aarushi Harjai - XI, Khyati Karkaria - XI also visited Trieste (the land of James Joyce), Caorle (the beach city), Verona (famous for Romeo and Juliet) and Venice (the Gondola ride).

The students came back with wonderful memories that will be in their hearts forever.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh conquers the land of Alexander the Great - (14 to 16 March 2014)
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh conquers the land of Alexander the Great : Click to EnlargeSix students of Class XI, Palak Arora, XI-A, Palak Hajela, XI-A, Hanupriya Nangia, XI-B, Abhishek Gupta & Pranav Verma XI-E and G. Vignesh XI-F participated in the Anatolia College Science & Technology Annual Conference 2014 held at Thessaloniki, Greece from 14 March 2014 to 16 March 2014. Working as a group of three,the students presented their thesis on two topics - 'Society in Culture' and 'Transforming Society and Environment'. Both the thesis were well received by the audience as the students spoke with great confidence and knowledge about the subject and had good intelligent answers to the questions put up by the audience.

The proudest moment was when the students who wrote the thesis - 'Science in Culture' - G. Vignesh, Palak Arora & Hanupriya Nangia were awarded for Highest Interdisciplinary Paper in Physics.

Apart from attending the conference, the students also visited several places of interest such as the museums of Alexander the Great, Aristotle, the famous philosopher. The delegation also visited Athens wherein they met the Mayor Mr. Stavriadounakis and visited the Acropolis, Sounion and the three islands Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
Video Conference on Faith, values and community - (5 February 2014)
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On 5 February 2014, twelve students participated in a video conference with students from Nottingham Girls School, United Kingdom and Xavier University, Philippines.The topic for the conference was 'faith, values and community'. The students had a healthy discussion on their community and the values that their families, schools and they, themselves, stand for.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Italy - (21 to 31 January 2014)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh hosts students from Italy : Click to EnlargeA nine member student delegation from Istituto Statale “MARCO BELLI”, Portogruaro, Italy visited St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh from 21 January 2014 to 31 January 2014.

The delegation had a taste of Indian hospitality, culture, lifestyle and education system. They also witnessed the colourful Republic Day celebrations at the school.

During their stay in Delhi, the delegates were taken to visit the famous historical monuments of the city. The guests also travelled to Jaipur and Agra during their stay in India. The students and teachers from Portogruaro were mesmerised by the beauty of Taj Mahal.

St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh and Istituto Statale “MARCO BELLI”, Portogruaro, Italy have been working together for the past one and a half years on the project - iMagzz Making myself Heard.


Video Conference - (31 January 2014)
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In the one and a half hour video conference,the students spoke on compassion and its need in today's world. The students also spoke about the various activities taken up by the school in grooming compassionate citizens of the future.

They also discussed how they themselves show compassion to their fellow human beings as well as all living creatures.

It was a good session which helped the students introspect and understand the significance of compassion.
 
 
Delegates from Italy visit St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - (12 to 22 December 2013)
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A nine member student delegation from ITIS Cannizarro, Colleferro, Rome escorted by Ms. Anna Dello Lacono, Vice Principal and Ms. Daniela Lanni, International Co-ordinator, visited St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh from 12 December 2013 to 22 December 2013.

During their visit,the delegation experienced Indian culture,tradition and lifestyle for the Indian students stayed with their Indian buddies. They also attended classes with their host buddies thus gaining an insight into Indian education system. The delegates were also awe struck by the grand Art & Craft Exhibition put up by the school.

A visit to Jaipur and Agra along with sight seeing in Delhi gave the guests a taste of Indian heritage.

As the Italian students remarked, 'It was a remarkable experience for us for we got to learn so much. We rate this exchange program a perfect ten."
Millennia Institute visits St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - (25 November 2013 to 2 December 2013)
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As part of an ongoing collaborative program with Millennia Institute, Singapore, ten students accompanied by teacher in Charge Mr. Andrew visited St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh from 25 November 2013 to 2 December 2013.

The delegation from Singapore visited all the landmarks of Delhi, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar to name a few and also had a fun day out at Dilli Haat. The students and teacher from Millennia Institute were mesmerised by the performances of the Indian students during the school's mega event - SMS Talkies - Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema.

The other highlights of the exchange Program was attending an Indian wedding and also a trip to Agra and Jaipur to witness the beauty of Taj Mahal and understand the history of India.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh hosts delegates from Malaysia - (14 to 25 November 2013)
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The Malaysian students got an insight into Indian lifestyle, traditions and customs as they stayed with their Indian buddies in their homes. The delegation also had an experience of Indian schools and classroom for they attended the classes with their host buddies.

During their stay in Delhi, the Malaysian delegation was taken for Delhi sightseeing wherein they visited Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar,India Gate to name a few. The delegates also visited Jaipur and Agra to experience the rich culture and heritage of our country.

St. Mark's School looks forward to more such exchanges in the near future.

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St. Mark’s School visits Slovenia - (2013)
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A ten member student delegation from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh accompanied by Ms. Geeta Rajan went on a student exchange program to Gimnajiza Ptuj, Slovenia. Both the schools have been collaborating with each for the past few months. The exchange program saw the students from St. Mark’s School attending workshops and classes with their host buddies in Gimnajiza Ptuj. Not only was the delegation taken to all the interesting landmarks in the city of Ptuj, they were also honoured to meet the Mayor of Ptuj Stefan Celan, Ms. Marjutka Hafner, Secretary General, UNESCO, Slovenia, and the officials from the National Institute of Education, Slovenia.

Other notable highlights of the program was the visit to the Vrsic Mountain Pass, Soca River Waterfalls & Skocjen Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Second issue of the e magazine released - (2013)
SMS Sr., Meera Bagh - Second issue of the e magazine releasedThe eve of Independence Day, saw the release of the second issue of the e magazine iMagz-Making Myself Heard.

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The magazine has been the compilation of all the work done by students from 22 schools across Asia and Europe.

The contributing schools were from United Kingdom, Turkey, Slovenia, Singapore, Sweden, Russia, Philippines, Malaysia, Italy, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Finland, Greece and Denmark.

We are proud of our association with all our partner schools and hope to continue with our collaboration in the future too.
A visit to Millennia Institute, Singapore - (28 July to 3 August 2013)
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A group of 7 students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh alongwith teacher Ms. Anita Vohra, visited the Millennia Institute, Singapore, as a part of Cultural Exchange Programme from 28 July to 3 August 2013. The objective of this trip was to deepen student’s knowledge and appreciation of not only the culture of Singapore but also the Singaporean lifestyle. Besides it also allowed the students to develop confidence and public skills as they made presentations on Delhi, India and the school. The students also performed on “Saare Jahan se accha” which was liked by the students of Millennia Institute. They visited the tourist attractions of Singapore like China Town, Little India, Universal Studios, Flyer, Singapore Zoo and the Sentosa Islands. Over all the students got a good exposure and are looking forward to many more programmes like this.
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh visits Malaysia - (22 to 29 June 2013)
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Seven students from St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh accompanied by their teacher Ms. Seema Arora visited Sekolah Sultan Muzaffar Shah, Melaka and Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya in Malaysia as part of a student exchange program.The program from 22 June 2013 to 29 June 2013 aimed at not only forging close relations with the two schools in Malaysia but also giving exclusive opportunities to students to take their learning experience beyond the four walls of a classroom.

The highlights of the seven day program were the visit to Genting Islands,the river cruise around the city of Melaka, the Science museum and last but not the least the visit to the Twin Towers at Kaula Lumpur.

It was, indeed, an enriching learning experience for the delegation from St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh, Delhi.

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St. Mark's School welcomes Ms. Antonia Grande - (May 2013)
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St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, welcomed Ms. Antonia Grande, Dep. Director, Italian Cultural Centre, Embassy of Italy, New Delhi, for a presentation on European Union and the scholarship opportunities for Indian students studying in Europe.

The presentation by Ms. Grande was followed by a short informative quiz on Italy for the students.
SMS attends MI World Conference 2013
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A four member student delegation of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, comprising of Christina Sharon, Head Girl, Karan Dua, School Captain (Boys), Roshni Khatri, School Captain (Girls) and Ria Nagpal, Editor, School Newsletter participated in the MI World Conference 2013 at Singapore.

The Conference, from 1 May 2013 to 11 May 2013, was organised by Millennia Institute, Singapore. The students of St. Mark's School interacted and worked with students from several other countries-Sweden, Germany, South Korea, Brunei to name a few. It was a wonderful platform for the students to polish their leadership skills. Amongst the other activities that the students participated in, MI Mart was very special wherein the students not only exhibited Indian goods like sarees, spices, pickles etc. They also learnt the art of trade.

Yet another attempt by St. Mark's to help students acquire the requisite skills to become good global citizens.
SMS, Meera Bagh releases its first ever E-Magazine
The academic session came to an end with the release of the first ever e-magazine of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, ‘I Magzz-Making Myself Heard...’ . The e-magazine is the collaborative effort of students from Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom & India. The e-magazine has been made under the banner of Asia Europe Classroom (AEC) Network for its project with the same name.

Click here for the e-link : http://anax1em.pressmart.com/StMarksSchool/
St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, hosts students from John Bauer, Ystad, Sweden - (29 March to 6 April 2013)
St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, hosts students from John Bauer, Ystad, Sweden : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, hosts students from John Bauer, Ystad, Sweden : Click to EnlargeA ten member student delegation from John Bauer Gymnasiet accompanied by Mr. Lars Olov, Principal, Mr. Niclas Tornbladh and Ms. Stina Ekwell visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi from 29 March to 6 April 2013.

The students from John Bauer got a taste of Indian culture and lifestyle as they stayed with their Indian buddies. The delegation attended a few classes, noteworthy among them was an art class wherein they learnt some Madhubani painting. Another special class that they attended was the Home Science Class where the Swedish students learnt to cook Pulao, a dish prepared with rice and vergetables and Raita (Indian yogurt). During their stay in New Delhi, the delegation was taken on a tour of Delhi by the members of the school’s Heritage Club. A formal event to welcome the guests comprising of a few traditional Indian dance items along with the performance of Dancing Queen by ABBA was also organized by the host school.

The delegation from John Bauer also visited Agra and Jaipur to see the famous Taj Mahal, Amer Fort to name a few and thoroughly enjoyed elephant rides. This visit along with the visit by St. Mark's School to John Bauer in September 2012 is testimony to the strong relations that exist between the two schools.
DLF Pramerica Spirit Of Community Award Ceremony - (31 March 2013)
DLF Pramerica Spirit of Community Award Ceremony was organized at Epicentre, Gurgaon, on 31 March 2013. The Chief Guest of the event was Ms. Sharmila Tagore. The evening saw Sarthak Kathuria (XI), Kartik Bhutani (X), Malika Saini (X) and Riya Khurana (X), the students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, receiving Bronze Medallion for their outstanding service to the community.
Delegates from FrSaLi Italian Network of Schools visit St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - (22 March 2013)
A five member delegation from the FriSaLi (Friuli, Sardinia, Liguria) Italian Network of Schools visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 22 March 2013. The delegation consisting of Principals, Presidents and CEO of various schools.
  • Arch. Paolo Battigello (Chief of the Delegation, Principal of Secondary School for Agricultural & Commercial studies)
  • Prof. Oldino Cernoia (Rector/Headmaster/CEO of Boarding School in Cividale del Friuli)
  • Prof. Raffaele Franzese (President of Foundation for High Technical Institute of Sardinia)
  • Prof. Rodolfo Malacrea (Vice Principal of Institute for Technicians and Industry, Vice President of Foundation for High Technical Institute in Udine)
  • Prof. Vittorino Michelutti - me - (Vice Principal of the Boarding School in Cividale)

from Italy met the school Principal Ms. Anjali Aggarwal to discuss the possibility of giving the students of both the countries an opportunity to know each other, the diversity in culture, the school system and the way to choose the right school / university. A proposal of cooperation on some projects beneficial for the students was also discussed at the meeting.
Workshop on Enriching Education at Trivandrum - (15 to 17 March 2013)
Ms. Geeta Rajan, Global Co-ordinator of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop on Enriching Education organized by British Council. The three day workshop held at Trivandrum from 15 to 17 March 2013 aimed at teaching educators from all across India, the importance of International learning & Global Citizenship. The workshop also gave an in depth knowledge of BC's flagship projects-School Enterprise Challenge & 100 words.
Multi-Point Video Conference at St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh - (22 January to 7 February 2013)
The Face to Faith community at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh participated in two Video Conferences in a span of a fortnight.

The first VC, on 22 January 2013, was with City School, Bhit Shah, Pakistan and Rani Meyyammai High School, Madurai, India. SMKN 51, Indonesia could not participate due to heavy rains and floods in the region.

Students started with what they like best about their communities and what they would like to change in their communities. They spoke honestly about no more discrimination against people of different castes, race, and gender. The students also discussed how their values inspire or motivate them to change the world in which they live. It was an impressive session with students linking their faith and beliefs with their attitudes and actions.

The second VC, on 7 February 2013, was with The City’s School Bhit Shah, Pakistan, DAV Multipurpose PS Sonepat, Xavier – Ateneo de Cagayan, Philippines.

The students spoke about their own experience of festivals. They, then, discussed the way in which festivals provide an opportunity for joyous celebration, and for spending more time with family members and friends. Students gave some excellent re-telling of the stories behind each festival, as well as discussions of how they are celebrated. What were particularly good were the vigorous questions and comments that followed each one –The session ended with reflections on the importance of festivals from a personal perspective.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day - (27 January 2013)
27 January is observed as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust by the UN. Thirty students of Class XI of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, alongwith Ms. S. Malik were fortunate enough to witness the programme., in which the theme was ‘Rescue during the Holocaust : the courage to care’. A tribute was paid to all those diplomats who risked their lives and their families to save Jews and others from almost certain death during the Nazi rule. The ceremony began by lighting seven candles which symolized the killing o f 7 million jews. A docu-drama ‘The Rescuers’ was shown to the students which told them about a few of those unsung heroes. The courage and compassion of these diplomats was saluted. The ceremony ended with a question answer session wherein students’ questions were answered by Yahel Vilan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel. The students were given a candle each and were asked to light them up at their homes in remembrance of the victims.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh propagates Aman ki Asha
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The visit saw Ms. Aggarwal interacting with the students of the school and taking a tour of the school. Khuda ki Basti school in Lahore comes under the DIL (Development in Literacy) programme initiated by the Government of Pakistan.


Ms. Aggarwal was hosted by Ms. Sherin Khan, Chairperson of School Management Committee. The other dignitaries present during her visit were Ms. Shakila Asghar, Principal, Mr. Ali Ijaz, DIL and Ms. Bushra Ahmed, teacher, Khuda ki Basti, Lahore, Pakistan.

The students sang a song and also presented a beautiful poster hand made by them with the message of aman-peace between the two countries. Coordinated beautifully by Ms. Alema Yousuf, iEARN, Pakistan, the visit by Ms. Anjali Aggarwal was, indeed, in hope of peace (AMAN KI ASHA)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh hosts a delegation from Sweden - (2012)
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SMS Sr., Meerabagh - Visit to Sweden : Click to EnlargeA fifteen member student delegation from Ebba Petterssons Privatskolan, Gothenborg, Sweden visited St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. They were accompanied by Ms. Eva Daveus, Principal, Mr. Kenneth Stalnacke, Ms. Berit Andersson and Ms. Ingela Ohman.

The Swedish students, who were hosted by their counterparts from St. Mark's School, got a taste of Indian life style, education system and customs and traditions of India. During their stay in India, they not only visited all the monuments in Delhi but also visited Jaipur and Agra. Whether it was the henna on their hands or the elephant ride in Jaipur, the Swedish students, indeed, had a memorable time in India. One of the highlights of the visit was the presence of Ms. Sara Aulin,First Secretary, Cultural and Commercial, Embassy of Sweden who, during the formal exchange of mementos, emphasised on the power that the students have in making the world a better place to live in.

Ms. Sara Aulin also appreciated the work done by the two schools in bringing the two countries closer.

Eureka International - (25 to 28 November 2012)
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A team of 10 students from classes V and VIII along with their teacher incharge Ms. Sangeeta Suresh of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went to Lucknow to attend the 4 day long EUREKA INTERNATIONAL 2012 organised by City Montessori School, Anand Nagar, Lucknow from 24th to 28th November 2012.

The students participated in a variety of events which included collage making, poster making, zero-carboncity campaign, quizzes, radio playwriting, multimedia presentations.

The highlight of this year’s event was the tree-plantation drive and releasing of numerous sky lanterns in the evening. The delegates from around 60 teams from the country and worldwide also created a ribbon of unity with their handprints.

The participants interacted with the students from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Iran and other parts of India.

The team comprising of Sarthak Sachdeva (V-A), Divyanshi Arora (V-C), Sanah Malik (V-C), Laqshyaa Saluja (V-C), Ishika Chauhan ( V-D), Manya Pahwa (VIII-D), Siddhant Malhotra (VIII-D), Shikhar Suresh (VIII-A), Ruchira Madan (VIII-F) and Simrat Singh (VIII-B) received a certificate for the "Best Attired Team" during the event.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh, visits Sweden - (2012)
A ten member student delegation from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh comprising of Aashima Chugh, IX, Sanjana Choudhary, IX, Kartik Arora, IX, Dev Soni, IX, Tejasva Kalra, IX, G. Vignesh X, Vaibhav Baweja, X, Aagosh Saluja, X, Palak Arora, X and Veronica Kapoor, X, toured Sweden as part of a student exchange programme. They were escorted by Ms. Geeta Rajan, the school’s Global Co-ordinator.

The delegation from SMS visited Ebba Petterssons Privateskolan, Gothenborg and John Bauer Gymnasiet, Ystad during their two week stay in Sweden. The exchange programme was a wonderful opportunity for the students of St. Mark’s School to learn about the Swedish life style, education system, cuisine and the country on the whole.
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Not only did the Indian students learn all about Sweden, they also taught the students of the host schools a lot about the beauty of their country, India. The students of St. Mark’s School were applauded for the wonderful presentations on culture and traditions of India that they gave in front of the classrooms in both the schools. They were also appreciated for the beautiful dance performance that mesmerised one and all in both Gothenborg and Ystad.

The highlights of the exchange programme were the visit to the island of Marstrand, Ale’s Staner, the Apple Garden with the beautiful motif of Save Mother Earth, the trip on an antique tram, the visit to Malmo, a city known for its architectural development and, last but not the least, the visit to Copenhagen to see the Little Mermaid.

St. Mark’s School looks forward to hosting the students and staff of both the schools in Sweden.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh hosts an Italian Delegation - (10 to 19 October 2012)
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St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh hosts an Italian Delegation : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh, played host to a nineteen member delegation from IT Deledda, Trieste, Italy. The delegation comprising of fifteen students and four teachers were warmly welcomed by the school management, the staff, the host students and their families.

During their ten day stay from the 10th of October 2012 to the 19th of October 2012, the Italian delegation was part and parcel of every activity the school organized. The Italians thoroughly enjoyed watching the Folk Dance Competition by the students of Class 2. They were awestruck when they were taken on a Dilli Darshan by the members of the school’s Heritage Club. The visit to the Kingdom of Dreams was spectacular as they enjoyed tasting the cuisine of the different states of India. The visit to the Embassy of Italy, New Delhi to meet Ms. Angela Trezza, Director, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre and Ms. Antonia Grande, Dep. Director, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre was another milestone for both the students from Italy as well as the students of SMS.

The delegation from Italy was also witnessed the culmination of the UN WEEK celebrations at the school. During their stay, the Italian students attended classroom teaching to get an idea about the education system in India. They also witnessed a quiz on Italy which was an Inter Class Activity for students of Class XI.

A truly magnificent student exchange programme it was as both the Italian students as well as the Indian students have made friends for ever.
Students of St. Mark's visit U. N. Information centre - (4 September 2012)
25 students of class XII A of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, alongwith teacher Ms. S. Malik, visited the U. N. Information Centre at Lodhi Estate on 4 September 2012, to attend an interactive session on United Nations. The students saw short films which highlighted the present day activities and concerns of United Nations like involvement in disaster affected regions, peace keeping operations and protecting rights of children. A highly informative question answer-session was conducted by Ms. Rineeta Naik and tips on accessing information from UN archives was shared by Dr. Sharma, Chief Librarian at UNIC. The session concluded with the U. N. representatives sharing information on U. N. in India and career prospects for students in U. N. On the whole it was a thought provoking and educational experience.
 
St. Mark’s students reach the final in Annual Inter School Drama Festival 2012-13 : (September 2012)
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The British Council organized Annual Inter School Drama Festival 2012-13 in the last week of September titled ‘India - U. K. a modern fairy tale’, the competition witnessed thrilling performances at the semi final stage of 42 schools from all across the nation. Students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, showcased their self scripted production “All the world’s a stage – Your highness!”

8 plays out of these 42 made it to the grand finale including the play staged by students of St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh. Kudos to the young actors and their production team.

Acting team - Palak Hajela (X-E), Shantav Jatav (X-B), Gaurav Kalra (X-B), Aman Gupta (IX-A), Raghav Aggarwal (X-F), Mridul Virmani (XI-D), Manushi Arora (IX-D), Navneet (XI-F). The production team - Aayushi Arora (IX-F), Guneet (IX-C) and Aman Khatri (IX-B).
UNBOX 21 Monitoring Visit - (3 September 2012)
As a part of UNBOX 21 project (Use of commercial games in teaching of Science) Mr. Tim Rudd (University of Brighton, U.K) and Mr. Baldev (Imagine Education, U.K) visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 3 September 2012 for monitoring the progress of the project. They interviewed the students of class VII-C and observed them when their teachers Ms. Arti Sapra and Ms. Manisha Pathak also interacted with them in order to share views regarding UNIBOX 21 project.

This was followed by Focus group discussion and individual interactions with the teachers from JNV Nagaland, JNV Solan, K. V. R.K. Puram, K. V. Vigyan Vihar and Vishal Bharti public school.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh organizes a video conference with Al Sadiq Grammar School, Quetta, Pakistan - (20 July 2012)
On 20th July 2012,a video conference took place at St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh. The video conference was with Al Sadiq Grammar School,Quetta,Pakistan.

Around 15 students of St. Mark’s School participated in the video conference. Some of the issues discussed were the belief in God,worship of animals, life after death, the caste system etc. Around 15 students of St. Mark’s School participated in the video conference. Some of the issues discussed were the belief in God, worship of animals, life after death, the caste system etc. The highlight of the video conference was the emphasis on the belief that God is one no matter by what name we may know and worship him.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh visit Italy - (2012)
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Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh visit Italy : Click to EnlargeA 15 member student delegation led by a Global Coordinator Ms. Geeta Rajan went on a 15 day Student Exchange Programme to Italy. They were invited by 3 Italian schools:

1. I.T.I.S Cannizzaro, Colleferro
2. I.I.S Galilei - Vetrone, Benevento
3. IT Deledda, Trieste

The Indian students not only visited Rome, Benevento and Trieste, but also visited Naples, Segni, Gorga, Salerno and Venice. They also got a taste of Italian culture, lifestyle and education system as they stayed with Italian families and attended classes with their Italian counterparts.

During their visit, the delegation visited some of the most famous landmarks at Rome - The Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum etc. In this way, the students had a first hand experience of the Roman Civilisation. The visit to the holy Vatican City and hear the Pope speaking at the St. Peter's Church was one of the main highlights of the trip to Italy. If the Gondola ride at Venice was a memorable experience, the meeting with the Mayor of Trieste, Mr.Roberto Cassolini and being featured on the television were other not- to -forget moments for the students of St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh.

Yet another endeavour by St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh to take education beyond the four walls of the classrooms.
Embarking on a journey to amazing USA (18 May 2012)
A group of 26 students accompanied by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Veena Wahi and two teachers: Mrs. Sudha Chand and Mrs. Shubhra Rana of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, embarked on a journey to USA on 18th May 2012. Their first destination was the Empire State Building and Times Square in New York. At the Niagara Falls everyone experienced an amazing boat ride till the Maid of the Mist. The students experienced the techno rides at the Epcot Centre/Disney World. The rides were an amazing and fun filled. One of the main attractions was the Epcot Character Spot where the people can actually meet the Disney Characters. There was also the World Showcase where the group had the opportunity to visit the pavilions of different countries.

The next two days were a true learning experience for the students as they visited the Kennedy Space Centre which is the NASA launch site. At the Space camp, the students had the opportunity to explore and understand the space scientific discovery and technological innovations. The students learnt about NASA and its missions. There were hands on activities and workshops at the Space Camp for the students. They even had a golden opportunity of having a lunch with the astronaut, Robert Clyde Springer. He shared his experience about his space shuttle missions and the students learnt about his travelling experiences to space. The two day scientific adventure helped spark curiosity in the students which motivated them to learn and discover more in the field of science and technology.

The next stop was the wonderful visit to Universal Studios and the Harry Potter Island of Adventure. The main attractions were Universal City Walk, Halloween Horror Nights, The Pharos Lighthouse and various theme parks. The group then flew back to New York to visit the famous Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island. As every good thing comes to an end this wonderful trip also came to an end with lots of memories to treasure for a lifetime.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh at Denmark (2012)
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Eight students and a teacher represented the school at the International Friendship Week organized by Nyborg Friskole, Nyborg, Denmark.

The students stayed with host families at Nyborg and got a true taste of Danish lifestyle, cuisine and culture.They attended the classes with their Danish friends and got an insight into the education system of Denmark.

Not only did they get to know about the Danish education system and the Danish lifestyle, they also got a glimpse of the education systems of Singapore, Japan, Germany and Italy as they interacted and collaborated with students from these countries as well.
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The students were also taken to visit several castles- Egeskov castle, Nyborg Castle etc. to name a few… All the students also took part in a photo safari. The students witnessed a musical staged by the students of the host school Nyborg Friskole-Moulders Melody.

Apart from visiting Nyborg,the students visited Odense to take a tour of the museum dedicated to the great author H. C. Andersen. The delegation from St. Mark’s also visited Copenhagen where among other things they took the famous canal ride and visited Little Mermaid.

The delegation comprised of :

Mayank Sharma (IX D)
Mayank Rawal (IX D)
Garwit Gawri (IX A)
Chirag Chawla (X E)
Palak Hajela (X E)
Tanya Gupta (X A)
Shibangi Arora (X A) and
Christina Sharon (XI E)

They were escorted by Ms. Geeta Rajan, Global Co-ordinator.
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh hosts delegates from Iceland and Sweden - (2 April 2012)
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The Chief Guest was H. E. Gudmundur Eiriksson, Hon’ble Ambassador of Iceland to India accompanied by Ms. Deepika Sachdev, Deputy Trade Advisor, Embassy of Iceland. Also present was another important dignitary - Mr. Lars Stefan Elm, Chairman, Ebba Pettersson Privatskola, Gothenborg, Sweden.

The school played gracious hosts to all the delegates as it presented a bouquet of dances to the delegates... The guests were also shown a presentation on the changing face of Indian Education.

It was a perfect start for a school which believes in globalization of education by following the four Cs-Collaboration, Co-operation, Communication and Co-ordination.
Delegation from Sweden visits St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh (April 2012)
A four member teacher delegation from Ebba Pettersson Privatskola visited St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh in April 2012.

The visit was the second one from the teachers as five teachers from the school had visited St. Mark’s School in 2007. The two schools have been working closely with each other on many areas, Literature, Art, Science, Maths, etc…. The students have been contributing their works on the webzine-WEBBA for the past few years.

This visit was a significant one all because both the schools want the virtual collaboration to be translated into a real life experience. Both the schools are working closely to give their students a taste of each other’s culture, traditions, lifestyle and education system through student exchange programmes.

During their stay, the delegation got an insight into the day to day proceedings of the school as well as the education system of our country. The delegation not only visited all the important landmarks of Delhi but also visited Agra to experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School hosts a delegation from Millennia Institute, Singapore (2012)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School Meera Bagh hosted a seven member student delegation from Millennia Institute, Singapore, led by their teacher Mr. David Toh. During their week long visit to the school, the Singaporean students were hosted by the families of the Indian students. The students of the Heritage Club of the school took the delegation for Dilli Darshan to see the beautiful historical monuments of Delhi-Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Lotus Temple and Humayun’s tomb. The delegation also watched a laser show at Purana Quila highlighting the 100 years of Delhi.
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The delegation was awestruck to see the splendor of the Taj Mahal when they visited Agra. One of the highlights of their trip was the participation in a Video Conference with schools from US, Israel and Kenya which emphasized on being Friends Forever. The students of Millennia School floored the students of St. Mark’s School by performing a dance number- a fusion of some dance forms that hail from different origins and is reflective of the cultural melting pot that Singapore is. They also performed a skit to showcase their country and its culture. One of the special mentions was the art of Chinese Calligraphy that the Singaporean students taught to their Indian counterparts.

It was indeed a cultural exchange programme to cherish forever.
St. Mark's School Meera Bagh wins I prize (15 November 2011)
On 15 November 2011, Punjab Kesari organized a National level competition titiled, ‘Kesari Little Star’. Varun Sethi of class V-B of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, won the First Prize in the Painting Competition. There were five topics for the same, out of which the participants were required to attempt any two. He attempted the topics ‘Save Earth’ and ‘Grow More Trees’.

The competition was divided into three categories Talent Hunt, Ramp Walk and Baby Show. Distinguished judges such as Ekta Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Dr. Kiran Bedi graced the occasion with their presence. Live performances by Daler Mehndi, Jasbir Signh and Malkeet Singh also caught the attention of audience.
St. Mark's School Meera Bagh connects with uur Own High School, Dubai (15 November 2011)
On 15th of November 2011, students of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh had a video conference session with the students of Our Own High School, Dubai.

The Video conference saw the students of both the schools’ first talking about their community. They also discussed about influence of different religions on their lives. The students from St. Mark's School were curious to know as to how many of the students from Our Own high School were originally from India. They also wanted to know whether they miss India and whether they would like to come to India to join a university here.

It was a wonderful experience for all the students as they showed respect towards each other and also the eagerness to learn and share from and with each other respectively.
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh celebrates Sanskriti-an initiative by the European Union
As part of European Union's Sanskriti Festival for school children, St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh screened three Italian movies for the students. The three movies screened were V.I.P by Bruno Boggetto for students of class 4, Pinocchio by Roberto Benigni for students of Class V and Kim Rossi Stuart’s Anche Libero Va Bene for a group of senior students.

Ms. Antonia Grande, Cultural Director, Italian Embassy was in the school to interact with the students and tell them about EU and its functions. She also spoke about the importance of all countries working together to promote peace in the universe.

Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal, St. Mark's School and Ms. Grande shared the view that it is the student community which is the best ambassador to promote harmony and brotherhood, hence it is essential for schools to collaborate with each other both virtually as well as on the real space.
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attends the 10th AEC-NET Conference at Dundalk, Ireland - (7 to 10 November 2011)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attends the 10th AEC-NET Conference at Dundalk, Ireland : Click to EnlargeMrs. Geeta Rajan, Global Coordinator, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the 10th AEC-NET Conference at Dundalk, Ireland from 7th to 11th of November 2011.

The conference aims at promoting ICT in classroom and also gives opportunities to educators from Asia and Europe to collaborate with each other through several online projects. This year, too, all the award winning projects – R.E.D, Home Seek and Flora and Fauna featured St. Mark’s School.

This year’s conference also saw experts teaching speed networking to the participating educators. The delegates were also taken to visit Newgrange a beautiful pre historic monument located in County eath, east of Ireland. The delegates also had a beautiful evening together when they were treated with some lovely Irish music and dance. They witnessed an Indian jig done in the traditional Irish style.

The participating educators were also taken to visit Institute of Further Education, a one of its kind school, which excels in the area of information technology. The conference was attended by several dignitaries like Mr. Oliver Tully, Chairperson, Vocational Education Committee, County Louth, Dr. Padraig Kirk, CEO, VEC, County Louth, to name just a few.
Video Conference with GVC Project Manager (21 October 2011)
Seven members of classroom GVC1113 of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh and their teacher Ms. L. Srinivas held an effective video conference session on 21 October with Mrs. Janet Barnstable, Project manager Global Virtual Classroom, USA. During the course of the interaction, Mrs. Barnstable agreed to share her expertise in the field of Web Designing and related subtopics with our students Vibhu Arora (XI), Ravit Malik (XI), Simran Malhotra (X), Kashish Anand (X), Deepika Matande (X) and Lakshay Virmani (X). During the 40-minutes long duration of the conference the participants had a fruitful transaction of ideas with the project manager who addressed all their queries and wholeheartedly wished them success. The conference concluded with plans for another meet with students of St Mary School, New York.
St. Mark's Meera Bagh teachers accompanied Swedish teacher trainees to Agra
It was an immense pleasure for 2 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, to accompany 2 Swedish Teacher Trainees Ms. Emine Hifturi and Ms. Katharina Skar from the ‘University West’ to Agra. It was a breathtaking moment to see larger than life – Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world. The trip also included visit to Agra Fort – UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guests were impressed by the demonstration of the intricate art work by the skilled labourers in the construction of Taj Mahal.
Video Conferencing (30 September 2011)
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Technology has definitely made the world a small place. It was indeed a proud moment for us St. Markians when we had our first Video Conference. It was an Intergenerational Video Conference conducted on 30 September, 2011. Ten students participated and contributed during the 90 minutes Video Conferencing. This Video Conference was conducted by the ‘Tony BlairFace to Faith Foundation. The special guest for the Video Conference was Mr. Walter Woods from U.S.A and the participating schools were : Technologicode Monterrey and Our Own High School (UAE). The participants showed their concern about the elderly and the role of different faith groups in their country. They even expressed their views on the relationship which they share with their grandparents.

We even invited the grandparents, Mr. Malhotra and Mr. Krishnan to share their views as well. The Video Conference was conducted with visions of a society in which every member lives with dignity, respect and love.
St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School gets invited to Italy - (27 to 30 September 2011)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec.Public School, Meera Bagh created history once again this year as it became the only school in Delhi to be invited to the first ever Indian Italian School Network Conference.Initiated by the Ministry of Education, Italy, the Conference was held from September 27 to September 30, 2011 in Vicenza, near Venice.

There were five Italian schools and two Indian schools at the conference.The Italian schools were from Vicenza,Venice, Trieste,Benevento and Rome while the second Indian school was Delhi Public School,Bangalore.The host school was Liceo “Pigafetta” located in Vicenza, Italy.

The three day conference was headed by Ms. Rita Renda, a senior official from the Ministry of Education, Italy. The agenda of the three day conference was to bring Indian and Italian schools closer by developing online projects and student exchange programmes, to integrate ICT tools in classroom and to teach students the importance of the rich historical heritage and cultural diversity of both the countries.

The delegates not only took part in the conference but were also taken for sight seeing in Vicenza. They were privileged to meet the Deputy Mayor of Vicenza Mrs Alessandra Moretti.A mesmerising musical concert by the students of the host school made one of the evenings very special for the delegates. The Indian delegates were taken to the city of Verona where they visited Juliet’s House to see the famous balcony from Romeo and Juliet and the Olympiad Stadium. The Italian hosts took the Indian delegates to visit the beautiful city of Venice where they saw St. Mark's Basilica, Saint Mark's Square, Doge’s Palace and the Grand Canal The main highlight was when they took the famous gondola ride.

Mrs. Geeta Rajan, Global Co-ordinator, represented St. Mark’s School at the conference.
Students of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh attend International Friendship Week in Singapore
Students of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh attend International Friendship Week in Singapore - Click to EnlargeStudents of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh attend International Friendship Week in Singapore - Click to EnlargeA group of 6 students namely, Niharika Kapoor,Pulkita Sharma, Garima Rawal, Prateek Bajaj, Udit Mahajan and Rohit Raman Banerji accompanied by the teacher incharge, Mrs. Geeta Rajan attended the International Friendship Week from 6 April 2011 to 10 April 2011 organized by Pioneer Secondary School, Singapore.

Students of St. Mark's School have been collaborating with the students of Pioneer Secondary School and doing numerous online projects for the past three years.

The International Friendship Week saw the students of St. Mark's School participating in a plethora of activities organized by the host school. They also were proud to sing the national song Vande Mataram in front of the august audience comprising of students and teachers of around seven schools from all across the world and other dignitaries from the host country.
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The visit to Singapore was a combination of education, knowledge and fun for the students of St. Mark's School. Along with celebration at the host school, St. Mark's Students also got an opportunity to explore the city, do a lot of shopping, visit the famous Singapore Zoo and also enjoy the not-to-miss Night Safari.

St. Markians also visited Millennia Institute, Singapore with whom they have been part of the ET winning programme.
Visit to Indonesia - Jakarta
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh hosts guests from Indonesia - (23 November 2010)
A four member delegation from the Ministry of Education, Indonesia, accompanied by Ms. Hendra Henny Andries, from the Embassy of Indonesia, New Delhi, visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 23 November 2010. They were on a research tour to India to know more about the Indian Education system. They also wanted to make an analysis on the similarities and differences in the education system of both the countries.

The delegation was shown a presentation on the Indian Education System which they found very informative and comprehensive. What gave them more happiness was the fact that nine member delegation from St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh, is going to visit Jakarta very soon. The Indonesian delegation and the management of St. Mark’s reiterated the belief that in an era of violence and aggression, it is the student community that can really make a difference to the world.
Ninth AEC - NET Conference
Ninth AEC - NET Conference
9th Aec-Net Conference (Click below links for details)
       
9th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference of Principals and Teachers in Gurgaon
12 to 16 November 2010
Inauguration Ceremony Welcome Dinner Foreign delegates visit our school Farewell
       
Click here for - Letter of Thanks
 
9th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference of Principals and Teachers in Gurgaon - Click to EnlargeThe much awaited 9th AEC-NET Conference kicked off in great style on the 12th November 2010. The Chief Guest for the evening was Ms.Caralyn Deshmukh, Director, (SE&L), MHRD. While the special guests were Mr. Clemens Kroll, Cultural Counsellor, Federal Republic of Germany, Shagun Mehrotra, Programme Head (Education), European Union.



The evening saw mesmering performances from the students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was a cultural bonanza for the 100 delegates from all over Asia and Europe as they witnessed the diverse culture of our country - Incredible India.
 
The AEC-NET Conference an annual meeting since 2001 that gathers secondary and high school educators from Asia and Europe who take a keen interest in fostering collaborations among their students through innovative and interactive collaborative online learning and inter-cultural exchanges. The online collaborative projects initiated at each Conference are referred to as the AEC Projects.

The Conference is usually held over a period of four days, and comprises four essential components :

1. Professional Enrichment for AEC-NET members. Internationally-recognised experts are invited to give presentations on topics related to the conference theme.
2. Review of past AEC Projects, and presentation of new AEC Project proposals. Participants review the results of the AEC on-line collaborative learning projects that had been developed in the preceding year, the most outstanding of which are then shortlisted to contend for the AEC Awards (please see Annex B). Participants are also encouraged to submit proposals for on-line collaborative learning projects that teachers and students could develop over the course of the next 12 months. These proposals are presented and further developed in different Working Groups during the conference. At the end of the working group session, each Project Group should have finalised the discussion on the project implementation plan.
3. Introduction to Host Country. Activities including visits to places of cultural and historical significance in the host country are organised to give the participants a better understanding of the different aspects of the host country. The host country might also take the opportunity to organise activities to better acquaint the participants with its approach to secondary and high school education, which may include visits to schools or specialised training centres for teachers.
4. Networking. Participants are given adequate opportunities to interact with one another at the social level, outside of the plenary sessions and the working groups. This is to engender camaraderie among participants, thereby fostering the creation of networks that could form the foundations of future and further contacts and collaborations.
For more details, click here - AEC Projects

St. Mark's School Meera Bagh Hosts Guests from Indonesia
The students of Al-Azhar Islamic High School, Indonesia performing in our school - Click to EnlargeSt. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, reopened after the summer break on 1st July 2010. Soon after, the school hosted a group of 9 students along with two teachers Ms. Wati Wardani and Ms. Popon Julia from Al Azhar High School, Jakarta, Indonesia. The ten day visit was a fun filled exchange programme wherein the students learnt a lot about Indian culture, traditions, customs and rituals. They were given a warm welcome by the Principal Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal, the Vice Principal Mrs. V. Wahi and Educational Supervisors Ms. Ritika and Ms. Anita.

The student delegates alongwith the students of Snow Leopard Eco Club of planted ‘neem’ saplings. This would serve as reminder of the student exchange programme. The student delegates were happy to see the medicinal garden, vermicomposting, aerobic composting and recycling unit.

During their stay in India, they went for a Dilli Darshan (Qutub Minar,Red Fort,Lotus Temple etc.). They also visited Gandhi Smriti and the SOS Villages. They were taken to Agra wherein they not only visited the Taj, but also visited Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra.

They also went to Dilli Haat, Fab India, the different malls, and of course, Janpath. This student exchange was meant to foster good friendly relations between the two schools. Students of our school with their Indonesian counterparts visited the Embassy of Indonesia. They were accompanied by the Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal and the Global Projects Co-ordinator Ms. Geeta Rajan. The interaction with the Ambassador His Excellency Lt. General (R) Andi M. Ghalib, SH,.MH has initiated a new bond not only between the two schools but also the two countries.

A bond which would be cherished and nourished forever in the days to come.
St. Mark's Odyssey Members have an Interactive Session
Chairman Mr. T. P Agarwal welcoming Mrs. Badiropa Sinha, Principal Path Bhawan, Shantiniketan, West BengalA group of 12 students from Path Bhawan School which is under the renowned Vishva Bharati University (Shantiniketan) visited St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, alongwith 2 faculty members and their Principal Ms. Bodhirupa Sinha from 2 August 2009 to 05 August 2009. A cultural programme was presented by the students of St. Mark’s School to welcome the guests. The students from Path Bhawan presented a song and dance performance ‘Ritu Rango’ – that was based on seasons.

The next day the visiting group celebrated the Vriksharopan Ceremony (Tree Plantation). The Eco Club members of St. Mark’s also participated in the same. This was followed by a beautiful dance drama ‘Shyama’, performed by the students of Path Bhawan. Thereafter they interacted with the students of St. Mark’s and even taught them how to make Rakhis for the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

They enjoyed the food of Delhi and the sight seeing in particular. It was a privilege to have this group of students from the eastern part of India. It was a wonderful learning experience indeed!
St. Mark's Joins ASEFC
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh becomes the first Indian school to join ASEF (The Asia-Europe Foundation).

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) advances mutual understanding and collaboration between the people of Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh has been working with this forum since the year 2005. The students had collaborated with an Italian school to review the book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hence the forum wasn't anything new to the school. But India was officially not a member of the Forum. Year 2007 saw India being included in the forum while year 2008 saw St. Mark's School become the first Indian school to get registered. Year 2008 also saw a representative of the school attending the 7th AEC-NET Conference a Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

The conference was held over a period of 4 days. There were four essential elements in the programme.

1. Prominent speakers gave presentations on topics dealing with the latest in ICT applications in schools which helped in the professional enrichment of all participants.
2. The participants were divided into different working groups to discuss and develop individual project proposals.
3. Visits t places of cultural and historical significance in the host country was organized to give the participants a better understanding of the different aspects of the host country.
4. The participants got opportunities to interact with one another at the social level to engender camaraderie among participants thereby forming the foundations of future and further contacts and collaborations.
In recognition of efforts to produce outstanding online projects, ASEF also presented the AEC Award to project groups responsible to develop and create online learning platforms.