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Art Workshop by Pidilite - (17 May 2019)
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Life is full of colours and art is a simple way to make the people happy. So a workshop was organized in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 17 May, 2019 by Pidilite. 50 teachers attended this workshop. Ms. Hema Mehra, Textile Designer was the resource person for this workshop. Teachers learnt Block Painting on cloth and made beautiful coasters using decoupage technique.
Meditation Workshop - (17 May 2019)
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55 teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on meditation on 17 May, 2019. The resource person, Mr. Naveen Kandpal, a yoga expert, taught some asanas and meditation techniques for a healthy and stressfree life. The session was interactive as teachers shared some health issues with the resource person and found it very fruitful.
Zumba Class - (17 May 2019)
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Zumba makes exercise fun with classes for everybody. 30 teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended dance fitness class on 17 May, 2019 which merged exercise with music and dance.It was a class filled with fun and energy.
Workshop on Best Teaching Practices and Psychological Counselling Skills - (16 May 2019)
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A workshop on 'Psychological Counselling Skills' was conducted by Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O. P. Jindal Global University on 16 May, 2019 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. She spoke about the practical application of counselling skills in teaching, emphasizing the role of a teacher based on various teaching principles. It was followed by a workshop on 'Best Teaching Practices' which was conducted by Dr. Kulpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O. P. Jindal Global University on 16 May, 2019. She spoke about the importance of motivation, empathy, social skills and a multi-disciplinary approach in teaching. It was an interactive session with lots of activities, PPT's, videos, etc. Approximately 100 teachers attended the workshop.
Capacity Building Workshop - (13 and 14 May 2019)
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On 13 and 14 May, 2019, Ms. R. Anand, Vice Principal of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a Capacity Building Workshop on Physics. The resource persons for the workshop were Mr. G. K. Mishra and Ms. Nidhi Kapoor from C.B.S.E. The workshop focussed on the changes introduced by CBSE in the assessment structure from the academic session 2020 and the challenges in the current education system pertaining to the teaching of this subject. The other highlights of the workshop werethe discussions on the pedagogical approaches and constructivism in teaching - learning of Physics.
Seminar on TOEFL Training - (7 May 2019)
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A seminar on TOEFL Training was held on 7 May, 2019 for the students of Class XI (Humanities Stream) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The resource persons Ms. Vinci Parasher and Ms. Niharika Saxena (Senior Managers, Leaning Links Foundation) shared authentic and updated information about TOEFL and helped in identifying the language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing - measured on TOEFL iBT Test and through a PPT show how those skills relate to academic and professional success.
Webinar : A to Z of Empathy - (29 April 2019)
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A webinar on the topic ‘A to Z of Empathy’ was held on 29 April, 2019. It was attended by students of Classes IX to XI of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The speaker Dr. Samir Parikh (Psychiatrist, Fortis Healthcare) talked about the importance of communication, non judgemental attitude, mindfulness, patience, trust and zeal in building an empathetic society.
Accountancy Workshop - (27 April 2019)
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Ms. J. Anand and Ms. M. V. Manchanda, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended an Accountancy Workshop on 27 April, 2019 organised by Sultan Chand and Sons(P) Ltd. at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road. The resource persons of the workshop were CA (Dr.) G. S. Grewal and Mr. R. K. Khosla, author of popular textbooks on Accountancy. The workshop highlighted on changes in Accountancy syllabus for the year 2019-20 and change in suggested question paper design and it's impact. The workshop was followed by a question/answer session.
Webinar : Bully to Buddy - (26 April 2019)
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A webinar on the topic ‘Bully to Buddy’ was held on 26 April, 2019. It was attended by students of Classes VI to IX of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The speaker Dr. Samir Parikh (Psychiatrist, Fortis Healthcare) talked about various forms of bullying, its effects, role of a bystander and ways and means of combat bullying.
Workshop on ‘Caring for the Environment’ - (25 April 2019)
A workshop was conducted on ‘Caring for the Environment’ under the Pro – Social Peer Moderator Programe facilitated by Dr. Sameer Parikh at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh on 25 April, 2019. The workshop was attended by School Guidance Counsellor alongwith four students – Soumya Sri (IX-C), Shubham Pasricha (IX-H), Kashvi (XI-A) and Garvit Verma (XI-H). The workshop enabled the students to learn the importance of nature and environment through group activities and interactive sessions.
Career Counselling Workshop - (25 April 2019)
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A Career Counselling Workshop was held on 25 April, 2019 for the students of Class XI of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was attended by teachers and students of humanities and commerce stream. The speaker Mr. Puneet Kaushal (Motivation Speaker and a Career Counsellor) spoke about various academic and skill based career options, information about different universities and courses available. He also answered to the students queries.
Scholastic Literacy Pro Program - (16 to 24 April 2019)
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Scholastic Literacy Pro Program was conducted from 16 to 24 April, 2019 for Classes IV to VIII of St Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The program helped students understand how important it is for them to develop their reading skills. The test helped them know their Lexile leveling.

Lexile measures are based on over 30 years of research and are the most widely adopted measure of reading ability and text difficulty. Lexile measures help educators and students select books at a level that will challenge them and encourage reading growth. This online assessment provided teachers with evidence-based data so they are informed when making teaching/ learning decisions to develop their students into successful, proficient readers.

A workshop was also conducted for parents wherein the resource person Ms. Rachna Singh gave detailed information about their wards’ Lexile Scores and how to inculcate reading habits.
Motivational Talk - (22 April 2019)
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A motivational talk was held on 22 April, 2019 for the students of Class XII (all streams) of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The speaker Prof. Ujjwal K. Chowdhary (Head of Media School, Pearl Academy) highlighted the importance of creativity, critical thinking, decision making, emotional quotient and positive use of technology in shaping of a successful career path.
Career Counselling Workshop - (15 April 2019)
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A Career Counselling Workshop was held on 15 April, 2019 for the students of Humanities and Commerce stream of Class XI of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The speaker Mr. Amitesh Singhal (Associate Professor, Pearl School of Design) highlighted the importance of identity, critical thinking, decision making, time management and hard work in career formation.
A Workshop on Creative Writing in Literature and Poetry - (2019)
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Ms. S. Banerjee and Ms. S. Arora, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on 'Developing Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing skills in Literature and Poetry' in Springdales School, Pusa Road. Effective tips on writing different forms of poetry and dealing with the Comprehension passages were the highlights of the workshop. It turned out to be a highly effective and interactive session.
Art workshop by DOMS - (2019)
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Colour is the power which directly influences the soul. Keeping the same in mind, an art workshop was organised for 40 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bag hby DOMS. The resource person, Mr. Manish Kumar Rao, an expert in painting gave an insight into mixing of various tones. He helped the teachers in creating some beautiful pieces of art. The teachers enjoyed playing around with colours and creating their own masterpiece.
SOS Capacity Building Workshop - (2019)
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Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for;,...Keeping this fine thought in mind ten members of the Earth Saviours Eco Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a Capacity building Workshop on Solid Waste Management in Schools organized by TERI Institute of Advanced studies, Vasant Kunj. The ultimate aim of this gathering of schools is to aim for Zero waste from Schools, there by contributing to the cleanliness of the city. There were many joint exercises by the children, assessing the merits and drawbacks of the their school's way of dealing with the solid waste. They drew up the basics of the project plan which can be implemented to get them closer to their aim. The children participated actively and honed their skills.
Orientation Programme for Class VI - (30 March 2019)
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The Orientation Programme for the parents of Class VI (2019-20) was held on 30 March, 2019 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal addressed the parents and briefed them about the school’s aims and objectives and even emphasized about the importance of school discipline. The parents were being acquainted to the CBSE examination pattern of the middle school. Ms. Geetanjali Kumar, a renowned psychologist, interacted with the parents and discussed about the nuances of parenting in modern age. Class teachers of all the sections of Class VI were introduced. Vice Principal, Ms. R. Anand discussed about the significance of the various subjects taught at middle school. The parents, after the programme, became aware of the nuances of middle school and what to expect in the forthcoming days.
Orientation Programme for Class I - (20 March 2019)
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The Orientation Programme for the parents of Class I was conducted on March 20, 2019, in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal addressed the parents; guiding them about the history of the school, its rules and regulations, the teaching methodologies and co-scholastic activities. She also laid stress on the holistic development of the child. She introduced the staff members, who will be playing a vital role in the success of the children, enabling them to blossom.

Following this, Dr. Geetanjali Kumar who is an eminent psychologist, a life trainer, a parenting coach and a motivational speaker for about 18 years addressed the parents. She shared her experiences and guided one and all present there how to make the children’s lives better and happier and the qualities and values parents should imbibe to make their 'parenting' successful. It was an interactive session.

The Orientation Programme ended on a good note by Vice-Principal, Ms. A. Gupta, aiming at a successful and a wonderful journey of the children and parents in school.

The parents visited the classrooms of their wards and interacted with the class teachers on 22 March, 2019.
Theatre and Dance Workshop - (2019)
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A theatre and dance workshop was organised for the teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was conducted by Ms. Suparna Krishna and her team mates Mr. Sushant and Mr. Deepak. The teachers learnt how to connect with the audience while performing. They gave useful tips about the same. It was a beguiling experience.
Holi Colours Making Workshop - (12 March 2019)
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Holi, the festival of colours heralds the spring season in India, making the people intoxicated with the colours of the season. Keeping the spirit of the festival in mind, members of the Earth Saviours Eco Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, made beautiful organic colours on 12 March, 2019. There was florescent yellow, a balmy green,soft pink and other lovely organic colours made by the children. They shared their knowledge with each other and had a great time making the colours. Playfully they learnt a new craft and were told about the hazards of chemical colours available in the market.
Capacity Building Workshop on Social Science - (21 and 22 February 2019)
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Ms. M. Kang and Ms. V. Lala, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a Capacity Building Workshop on Social Science conducted by CBSE and held at Greenfield School, Safdurjung Enclave on 21 and 22 February 2019. The resource person emphasized on teaching-learning practices, inter-disciplinary approach in teaching social science, preparation of question paper for Classes IX and X. There were various worksheets and activities to be done by teachers regarding the same. We also discussed various difficulties (and their probable solutions) being faced by teachers in their daily teaching practices.
Workshop on Study and Exam Skills - (30 January 2019)
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A workshop on Study and Exam Skills was held on 30 January, 2019 for the students of Class IX of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The resource person Ms. Kriti Munjal, a clinical psychologist from Fortis Healthcare highlighted on the importance of effective planning, time management, goal setting, self evaluation and activity scheduling. She also gave tips on how to stop procrastination and improving concentration.
TERI Workshop on Waste Management - (22 January 2019)
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Solid waste generated by cities have reached gigantic proportions, beyond the management of civic agencies or the citizens. Keeping this mind, TERI School of advanced studies has launched a programme called SOS, i.e. Scrap Out Scrap. The members of Earth Saviours Eco Club, attended the launch programme of this project on 22 January, 2019 in TERI, Vasant Kunj. Many eminent people from the world of environment, namely, Ms. Ranjana Saikia and Mr. Sri Prakash from TERI and Mr. Rajesh Ayapilla,Director, Coca Cola expressed their views on environment and it's deteriorating standards. The programme was launched formally and all the member schools were informed about the schedule of the entire year.
Workshop on Women Health and Cervix Cancer Awareness Program and its Prevention - (15 January 2019)
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A workshop was organised for all the teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh by TIENS GROUP on 15 January, 2019 on Women health and cervix cancer awareness program and its prevention. The resource person was Mr. Rahul Kumar and his team included Mr. Ganesh Verma, Ms. Satnam and Ms. Era Jagya. They focussed on improving quality of life, and enjoying health and happiness with their diversified products such as health care food, appliances and products. It was a learning experience for all.
A Motivational Talk on Relationships - (14 January 2019)
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A workshop was conducted on 'Relationships' for 67 teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 14 January, 2019 by Dr. Anil Sethi (Transformation Expert, Motivator and Life Coach). Dr. Sethi highlighted the need of inculcating moral values in the learners and genuineness in maintaining relationships in our personal and professional lives.
Workshop on Tools for Education in 21st Century - (14 January 2019)
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As a part of the initiative to implement innovative practices throughout leadership, teaching and learning, the Microsoft intensive training workshop was conducted for all the teachers of Classes I to XII on 14 January, 2019. Mr. Kaushik Kumar and Ms. Pranjali, the resource persons from Microsoft helped the teachers to gain a good understanding of how to use Microsoft products like OneNote, Sway etc. to enhance their day to day teaching.
Hindi Workshop - (12 January 2019)
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Four teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the Hindi Workshop held on 12 January, 2019 at Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (M.A., Med., Ph.D. in Hindi and Sanskrit). It focused mainly on the teaching strategies and latest techniques that can be implemented while teaching Hindi in the classroom.
Orientation Programme on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 - (9 January 2019)
An Orientation Programme for Principals / HOSs / Managers of Private Recognized Unaided and Aided Schools on the provisions of new Act on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, DSEAR, 1973 & RTE Act, 2009 was held on 9 January, 2019 at Thyagaraj Stadium, Delhi which was attended by Ms. A. Gupta, Vice Principal of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh.

The Chief Guest of the event was Shri. T. D. Dhariyal, Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. The gathering was apprised about the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which mandates that children with disabilities shall be admitted without discrimination and provided equitable quality education in an inclusive set up.
 
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