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India - Lithuania Educational - Cultural Exchange Program - (22 to 31 May 2017)
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A nine member’s delegation led by the Principal Ms. Alka Kher from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec Public School, Janakpuri, New Delhi, comprising of Devansh Sharma, Aditya Verma, Aryansh Arya, Narinder Pal Singh, Dhruv Chauhan, Aditya Goyal, Tiya Sharma, Harsheen and Somaya Dua and Project Coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi visited Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as a part of an educational and cultural exchange program from 22nd May to 31st May 2017.

The Indian delegation visited RadviliskisLizdeika’s Gymnasium, Lithuania. The delegates also met the Vice Mayor Mr. Kazimieras Augulis of Radviliskis District Municipality. They visited the Historical sites of Vilnius and Radviliskis.

Our students presented a dance performance during the farewell ‘Last Bells Ceremony’ at the host school, which was appreciated by all the staff members and the parents of the students of the host school. The occasion was graced by the Mayor of Radviliskis, Mr. Antanas Cepononis. On their visit to Riga, the capital of Latvia they saw the Freedom Monument, National Opera, Kara museum and Cathedral of Dome square. The delegation stayed in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia as well The exchange programme was a great learning opportunity for the students which will surely help them in their academic and social development.
India – Denmark Exchange Programme - (25 March to 3 April 2017)
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A group of 13 students from classes IX to XII visited Fredericia Gymnasium, Denmark and Vonsild School, Kolding from 25th March to 3rd April 2017 for a global exchange programme where they interacted with the students of the schools. The students were accompanied by Mrs. Ritu Khurana and Mrs. Anushreeb Ghai.

The group met the Mayor at the City Counsel office and also visited the cities like Copenhagen, Billund, Ribe, Odense, the West Coast & Flensburg.

During their visit, the students interacted with the local people and learnt their culture. In classroom interactions the students got to learn new forms of art as well as their language. They visited Nordic Museum, Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum and the Royal Palace of Stockholm. This enriching experience opened their minds to other ways of lifestyles in the world.
IVECA Live Class - (31 January 2017)
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In today’s time, where technology is required at every step, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri provided an opportunity to the students of Classes VI and VII to engage in IVECA Virtual Class Room which is an Online portal. IVECA gave a chance to our students to connect with students of Bellow’s Free Academy, Vermont, USA. They exchanged their ideas and thoughts on topics like world culture and geography. The online live class session took place on 31 January, 2017 where our students interacted with students of BFA, USA.

The session started with exchange of introduction between the teachers and students of both schools. Students of both schools gave presentations on the topic ‘World cultural Tour’ followed by Ox Quiz Inter - Cultural performances, which includes songs, dances and costumes and gave an insight to the cultures of both countries.

Farewell letters were read by students to bid adieu to their partners. Principal Ms. Alka Kher, St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri and Principal Mr. Thomas Walsh, BFA appreciated the project work taken up by both the schools and wished good luck for all their future endeavours. The session ended with snapshots of the two groups. The program was a fruitful learning experience for all.
India-Denmark Online Exchange Programme - (January 2017)
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Mr. Soren Mikkelsen – Deputy Head Master and Ms. Ditte of Vonsild School, Kolding visited St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri to discuss about the Online Project in detail between the two RECENTLY COLLABORATED SCHOOLS.

The Danish delegates were welcomed by the Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal and Principal Ms. Alka Kher. They enjoyed the Sports Day in the school and witnessed the Republic Day celebrations at St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri & St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh.

They also gained deep spiritual insight by visiting religious places of Delhi. Signing of the Memorandum between the two schools was the precursor for the future ‘linkage programmes for Collaboration’ for Online Projects.

The innovative ideas were shared between Deputy Headmaster of Vonsild School Mr. Soren Mikkelsen and Global Projects Coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi.
Visit to Lithuanian Embassy - (14 January 2017)
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Ten students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri, New Delhi along with two teachers, Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia and Ms. Ritu Khurana visited the Lithuanian Embassy on 14 January 2017 for the traditional fire kindling ceremony to celebrate national unity and remember the victims of the Soviet aggression of January 13, 1991.

A presentation on the project “Mission Siberia” was shown which was launched in 2006. Under this project expeditions of young people travel to various locations in Siberia where thousands of Lithuanian deportees – victims are buried. The members clean up the cemeteries and restore them.
Skype Session - (November 2016)
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The team members were :
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India-Denmark Cultural and Educational Exchange Programme - (6 to 9 October 2016)
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In the second phase of the India-Denmark Cultural and Educational Exchange 30 students of Denmark along with their teacher coordinators Mr. Morten Veng Christensen (Head of the Education) Ms. Catherine Linke, Ms. Christina Spanggaard, Ms. Anja Becher visited St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri from 6th to 9th October 2016, cementing and fortifying the ties further which began in the year 2014.

A traditional and warm welcome was given to the delegation by the school Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, Principal Ms. Rama Sethi, Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher. This was followed by a cultural presentation. The Danish delegation gave a presentation showcasing the history and culture of Denmark.

In the School Assembly the Danish Co-ordinators & students of Fredericia Gymnasium, Denmark were introduced to the students of our school. ‘Collaborative classes’ in cooking, fine arts and traditional Dances were organized. They also learnt about the various nuances of English language and danced to the tunes of Dandiya.

A meeting with the Ambassador of Denmark to India Mr. Peter Taksoe Jensen was also an important part of the programme.

They visited places of worship such as Birla Mandir, Bangla Sahib, Lotus Temple and historical places like Qutub Minar and India Gate.

The delegation was given an emotional farewell in which Teacher coordinators and students were given certificates by Mr. T. P. Aggarwal (Chairman) & Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal (Director). The delegation bided adieu with a heavy heart but carried a host of beautiful memories along with them. Where the young learners from both the schools interacted, explored, learned and bloomed.
Delegation from Poland and Lithuania - (December 2016)
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Last year a delegation of 13 students visited Poland and Lithuania, led by Mrs. Inderpreet Ahluwalia. Carrying forward the collaboration a group of 9 students and two teachers from ZSOT Lubliniec Poland Visited Our school from 7 to 10 Dec. 2016.

The delegation was led by their School Director Ms. Joanna Walczak and Ms. Monika Ziaja. Mementoes were exchanged between the School Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal and Ms. Joanna Walczak. The Director Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal and The Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal graced the occasion. Students of our school presented the rituals of an Indian Wedding. The students visited the historical and religious places of New Delhi. They were engaged in various collaborative workshops of art, cooking and dancing. The guests also gave presentations about their Country, City and School. The visit ended with a Farewell dinner hosted in the school premises. The group later on went to visit Taj Mahal and Jaipur.
Indo-Lithuanian Cultural and Educational Exchange Programme - (25 September to 2 October 2016)
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St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri renewed their ties with their old companion country Lithuania, by their second phase of Indo-Lithuanian Cultural Exchange Programme marked by the visit to their school - Lizdeka’s Gymnazia Radviliskis, Lithuania.

The Indian delegation was led by the School Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal and was given a warm welcome by their Principal Ms. Ina Bajarauskaite and also by the host families. This six day (25 September to 2 October 2016) Exchange Programme included two teacher incharges Ms. Ritu Khurana and Ms. Anushree Ghai along with twelve students.

The Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal had a formal interaction with the Vice Mayor of the district that took place in his municipality office enlightening about municipalities functioning in general. Various activities were planned which included the celebration of “European Day of Languages, where the students from many other countries visiting Lizdeka joined for celebrations.

Presentations were made from both the sides about their respective countries, students from Lizdeka also gave their music and dance performance. The Exchange Programme included city tours. The visit to their youth centre and Burbiskio enriched their knowledge about the place with Polish Lithuanian history. It was followed by a sightseeing tour to a fully restored 19th century manor which is an important heritage site also. The Indian delegation also visited Hill of crosses, Trakai Island Castle and Old Capital Kernave.

The main project of this cultural Exchange Programme was the rituals attached to native weddings. Our students explained the concepts involved in Indian weddings through enactments alongwith PowerPoint Presentations.

The students also participated in Language classes and were quick learners of their art and dance too.

Both schools had an amazing experience and parted with a promise to meet again.
Mystry Skype Session - (21 July 2016)
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A group of 13 students along with their teacher coordinator Ms. Monika Uppal had a very engrossing Mystery Skype Session with SMK, Kidurong Bintulu school from Sarawak Malaysia and their teacher coordinator Maggie Muuk.

Both the sides innovatively made use of their maping and geography skills to crack the exact location of their partner school.

The participants in this session were :

1. Nishchay Mohanty, XI D
2. Aman Sachdeva, XI C
3. Samdeesh Mahajan, XI C
4. Divij Malik, XI C
5. Ojas Sethi, XI C
6. Karthik M. Panikar, XI C
7. Karan Anand, XI C
8. Sahil Uppal, X E
9. Naman Kumar, X E
10. Rohit Beer, X E
11. Harshit Jha, XI C
12. K.Pulkit, XI B
13. Akual Chawla, XI C
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme between St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri and YHSS, Thimphu, Bhutan - (30 April to 5 May 2016)
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In continuation of first phase of the programme a group of nine students visited YHSS Thimphu, Bhutan, led by Primary Educational Supervisor Ms. Jyotsna Vishwakarma and Global Projects Coordinator, Ms. Archana Tyagi. Prior to their visit the students attended an Orientation session by Mr. Sonam, Deputy Chief Mission at Royal Bhutan Embassy, New Delhi.

The aim of this programme was to know and experience the Educational system and culture of our neighbouring country – Bhutan. On their arrival, the Indian delegates were given a warm welcome by the Principal, Vice Principal and Teacher coordinator, parents of the host partners of the students of YHSS.

The students visited Paro Taktsang a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex. The students participated in the cultural celebrations on Teachers Day which is held every year on 2nd of May to mark the birth anniversary of the 3rdDrukGyalpo (king of Bhutan) and also celebrated as Teachers’ Day because it was He who began the modernization of the country and established a modern Educational System.

The Teacher Coordinators were welcomed by all the ministers including Prime Minister of Bhutan TsheringTobgay and Minister of Education – Norbu Wang Chuk.

The Indian delegates were officially introduced in school Assembly followed by Awarding certificates to the members. The Indian students attended Maths, Science and Hindi classes and interacted with the teachers and the students of different classes. They also learnt Bhutanese dance and played friendly match of Basket Ball. Indian teachers also became master Chef for a day and learnt Bhutanese dishes.

The Indian side gave presentation of “Our country and Our school”. Students presented their views on “Environment” focusing on Environment of Bhutan and India and various steps taken by both the countries to improve the environmental conditions.

The students also got an opportunity to interact with the Director of Department of curriculum Research and Development, Ministry of Royal Bhutan – Ms. Kesang Choden Dorji.
Overall, it was a trip which nurtured the spirit of love and respect on both the sides.
Mystery Skype Session - (4 May 2016)
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The students of our school had another interesting Mystery Skype Session with the students of Bakalka High, Brno, Czech Republic on 4th May 2016. The students from both the schools under the guidance of their teacher coordinators Ms. Monika Uppal and Ms. Katerina Janu used their mapping and geographical skills to crack the exact location of each other.
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme
between St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri, India
and
Municipal Wunshan Sr. High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan - (12 to 19 April 2016)
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To propel students towards International Education and learning a group of eight students of St. Mark’s School, Janak Puri accompanied by Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia – Educational Supervisor (middle) and Ms. Monika Uppal – Project Coordinator visited Municipal Wunshan Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 12th to 19th April 2016.

Prior to the visit the students had an interactive Orientation Session with the Ambassador of Taiwan to India Ms. Chung Kwan Tien in which they got sensitized towards the culture and traditions of Taiwan.

During their visit the students were given a very warm welcome by their host partners. The delegates had an interactive session with the Ambassador of India to Taiwan Mr. Manish Chauhan.

Teacher Incharges and the students also attended the International Conference on International Education for Primary and Secondary Schools and got an opportunity to meet the educators from different countries.

To understand the culture of their host peers the students were paired with Taiwani students and stayed with them. Various activities were showcased by our school students like fusion of dances from different states of India to make them aware of the Indian culture. To get an insight of their education system the students attended maths and Judo classes.

During their stay in Taipei the entire group got a visual treat of 101 buildings, art museum, beach at Kenting and shopping at night market was an added icing on the cake. To strengthen this collaboration between two schools the Indian delegates presented the memento to the Principal Mr. Ming Cheng Wang. This Exchange enriched the students with a global outlook and gave them loads of memories to carry back.
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme between St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri and Fredericia Gymnasium School, Denmark - (27 March to 5 April 2016)
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A group of 12 students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri visited Fredericia Gymnasium School, Denmark in the 2nd phase of Educational and Cultural Exchange series. They were led by Global Project Coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi and a primary teacher, Ms. Ritu Khurana.

Prior to this visit, an Orientation Session was conducted by Mr. Sune Kaur Pederson, Counsellor Innovation & Research, Denmark and Jepe Mulvad Jensen to make the students aware about Danish Society and Culture.

The Indian delegates were given a warm welcome by the Coordinators Mr. Morten Veng Christensen, Mrs. Catharine Linke & Mrs. Christina Spanggaard, students and host parents.

The amazing beauty of Denmark - the Fort Soldier, the Water Tower, the Youth House, etc. mesmerized the students. Demo maths classes and Intercultural activities were attended by our students. St. Markian’s learnt Danish dance and presented Indian dance forms - Lavani and Bhangra.

This programme enhanced interpersonal skills of students and was a step towards global citizenship.
India - Denmark Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme - (21 March 2016)
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Orientation Session for the group of exchange students was taken by Mr. Sune Kaur Pedersen, Counsellor, Innovation and Research at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Deputy Head of Innovation Centre, Denmark at Royal Danish Embassy and Mr. Jeppe, Danish Intern on 21st March 2016. The resource persons highlighted the various aspects such as identity and community, importance of education in Danish Society, culture, tradition and festivals and thus made the students aware about the Danish Society at large.
Commonwealth Day Celeberations - (14 March 2016)
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Each year the Common wealth adopts a theme, upon which the “Common wealth Service” is based. In 2016 the theme is “An inclusive Commonwealth”, underlining the commonwealth charter, values of tolerance, respect and understanding.

14 March 2016 was celebrated as Commonwealth Celebrations throughout the world and the students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri joined this celebration by participating in different activities. The students of primary wing made the entire session very colourful by holding flags of 53 countries during the live webcast.

70 Students were a part of Live Global Assembly on the theme “An Inclusive Commonwealth” which was telecasted from British Council Headquarters in London through an interactive Q & A session via webcast.

Our students were also a part of cultural programme held where multi lingual songs were sung by students to show the solidarity among the commonwealth nations.

The students of class VIII redesigned the Prevailing Commonwealth Logo with new innovative ideas.
Indo-Lithuania Student Cultural Exchange Programme - (24 to 31 January 2016)
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As part of Indo-Lithuania student cultural exchange programme a group of 13 students along with their Principal Mr. Jonas Var Kulenicins, Vice Principal Ms. Ina Bajaraus Kaite, Gymnasium Radiviliskis, Lithuania insited for school.

As part of Indian hospitality, they were given a traditional warm welcome. Students visited one of the 7 wonders of the world – Taj Mahal and got familiarized with the inspiration behind the building of the heritage site & also learnt about the intricate marble inlay art work.

They gained information about Delhi’s rich cultural and historical past. While on a sight seeing tour of the capital. They also had a hands on experience of various Indian fine arts through workshops conducted by music, dance & art teachers of our school. They also had an exposure to a traditional rural set-up during their day out at Pratapgarh farms and enjoyed various activities such as bullock cart ride, pottery, camel ride and also saw the panaromic view, India’s tribal art at Delhi Haat.

Republic Day celebrations in St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh Auditorium. They also met the Lithuanian Ambassador to India in the Lithuanian Ambassy. Overall they enjoyed the various aspects of Indian culture and had an memorable experience which will be cherished for a long time.
Video Conferencing - (16 December 2015)
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The students who were a part of this session were :

1. BHAVYA CHAUHAN (XI)
2. RHEA WADHWA(X)
3. RIYA NEGI (X)
4. PURVA SETHI (X)
5. SAKSHI TANEJA (X)
6. MAHIMA NARANG (X)
7. NISCHAY MOHANTY (X)
8. SAHIL UPPAL (IX)
9. MITALI ARORA (IX)
10. RIYA GULATI (IX)
11. ANISHA SAHNI (IX)
Skype Session - (17 December 2015)
The GVC Team members comprising of three schools SMS janakpuri representing India, Global English Course, Brazil and Rajani school, Thailand had an in-depth discussion about their ongoing give(?) contest 2015-2016 on 17th of December 2015 through skype. The students shared ideas, views and worked as a team.
Skype Session - (5 December 2015)
St. Mark's School, Janakpuri - Skype Session : Click to EnlargeAs part of the Ongoing Online Collaboration Project the teacher co-ordinators Ms. Monika Uppal of SMS Janakpuri, New Delhi, India and Mr. Athalo of Global English Course, Minas Gerais, Brazil had a Skype Session with their group of students on 5th December 2015. The students from both the schools shared the presentation about the history and festivals celebrated in their country and also talked about their future goals. It was a great learning experience for the students of both the schools.

Following students from our school were a part of this Skype Session :

1. Samdeesh Mahajan (X A)
2. Karthik Madhusudanan (X A)
3. Akual (X A)
4. Aman Sachdeva (X B)
5. Riya Negi (X E)
6. Rhea Wadhwa (X E)
7. Purva Sethi (X E)
8. Mahima Narang (X D)
9. Sahil Uppal (IX E)
International Friendship Week - (30 November to 4 December 2015)
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St. Mark’s School, Meera bagh organized “International Friendship Week” to promote the spirit of global learning and diversity and to prepare the students to contribute positively to local & national committees.

International Friendship Week was initiated by Pioneer Secondary School, Singapore in the year 2011 and this year i.e. 2015 - 16 is a Landmark year for our school as we are celebrating our 25 years of excellence in academic & co-curricular areas.

Six students delegates and a teacher coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi participated in this mega event and represented the school in various activities along with delegates from three other countries France, Denmark, New Zealand. They were a part of Heritage Tour of Delhi with their counterparts from other countries. They also represented their country in the cultural activities by showcasing Onam Dance of Kerala. The students also had an interactive Learning experience with their counterparts during Art, Cookery and dance workshops.

Altogether it was a great learning experience for our young representatives.
Mystery Skype Session - (24 November 2015)
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Students from Class IX – X had a Mystery Skype Session on 24/11/2015 with the students of Kaosiung Municipal Wunshan Senior High School, Taiwan with their teacher coordinator Ms. Jennifer. The students from both the schools were able to locate the location of each other using this Map Power Skills and thus helped them to further incorporate their critical thinking, geography, independent learning and communication skills. The entire session was led by Ms. Monika Uppal.
Skype Session - (23 November 2015)
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The Teacher coordinators Ms. Archna Tyagi and Ms. Monika Uppal of SMS Jankapuri, New Delhi, India and Siang – He – Elementary School, Taiwan Ms. Cerita Hsu had a Skype Session along with their group of students from Class VI – VII on 23rd November 2015. It was a beginning of an Online Cultural Exchange Programme between both the schools. The students introduced themselves and exchanged information about their country, city and their important festivals.
Indo-Poland Student Cultural Exchange Programme - (30 October to 4 November 2015)
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As part of the bi-cultural Exchange Programme a group of thirteen students alongwith two teachers from Copernicus Upper Secondary School Parnobrzog, Poland visited our school to get familiar with rich cultural heritage. They were given a traditional warm welcome in school and participated in Karva Chauth (a festival celebrated by Hindu women) with the host families. Visit to the seven wonders of the world Taj Mahal filled them with awe and wonder. They were familiarized with the inspiration behind the building of the heritage site and also got knowledge about the intricate marble inlay art work.

They also experienced a day out in a traditional rural set up of Pratap Garh farm and enjoyed various activities like Bullock Cart ride, pottery, camel ride, heena, tattoo and making rural delicacies. They gained information about Delhi’s rich cultural historical past through the sight seeing tour of the capital. They also attended the sports event Synergy held at SMS Meera Bagh and learnt about the various sports played in India. They also had a hands on experience of various Indian art forms through workshops conducted by music, dance and art teachers of our school.

Overall it was a memorable experience which we will cherish for a long time.
St. Mark's School, Janakpuri initiates a student cultural exchange program with Poland and Lithuania - (October 2015)
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In order to equip the students with a global perspective a 13 member student delegation of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri went for a cultural and educational exchange program to Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcąco - Technicznych, Lubliniec, Poland, Copernicus Upper Secondary School, Tarnobrzeg, Poland & Radviliškio Lizdeikos Gymnasium, Radviliskis, Lithuania.

The delegation was led by Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, the School Manager, Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia, Educational Supervisor and Ms. Ritika Wadhwa Chadha. During the exchange program, the delegation attended plethora of activities including folk dance workshops, musical performances, culinary workshops, historical trips, nature walks which deepened their knowledge about the culture of these countries. The Indian students also gave presentations and performed Indian folk dances which were highly appreciated by the hosts. The delegation had inspiring interactive sessions with the Mayors of Vilnius, Lubliniec, Tarnobrzeg and Radviliskis. The students experienced the rich history and heritage of Poland & Lithuania by touring the Auschwitz-Birkenau, German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp, Hill of crosses which are world heritage sites and cities of Warsaw, Sandomierz, Krakow Vilnius.
Indo-Bhutan Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme - (24 to 30 August 2015)
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Strengthening our ties with our neighbours . . .

Providing the students with the Global outlook to prepare them to face the challenges of the New Millennium is the main theme on which the student Exchange Programmes are based. After the official collaboration between our school and the Yong Chen Phng Sr. Sec. School, Thimpu, the next phase of the Exchange Programme was initiated by the Global Projects Coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi. Eight students from Bhutan visited India for a seven day trip to experience the Indian culture.

The students were given a formal welcome in the school assembly in which they learnt about our school. They were taken for the site seeing tour of Delhi to witness the historic relevance of the capital of India. They were also introduced to the Indian methodology of teaching wherein they attended Maths class. They not only sampled Indian Cuisine but even had a lesson or two in cooking.

The trip was enlivened with music & dance in which we share a great history. The students while living with their host families learnt about our Indian tradition and culture.
Mystery Skype Session - (24 July 2015)
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A group of 16 students alongwith their teacher co-ordinators Ms. Archana Tyagi and Ms. Monika Uppal had a ‘Mystery Skype Session’ on 24 July 2015 with the students of Brazil.

Mystery Skype provides an engaging and interesting way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other. Students used their map skills and communication skills to guess the mystery location of the other classroom. Thus providing a two way communication to built on each other’s cultural awareness, critical thinking and geographical know-how.
Shortening Distances - Video Conference - (24 April 2015)
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SMS Janakpuri had an interesting session of online discussion in the form of Video Conference with New Heaven’s Group of Schools, one of the school being “Sound SchoolUSA.

A group of 16 students alongwith their staff members shared their views on education, culture and community of their respective societies. They also had an in-depth discussion on Online learning and its significance. This entire session was led by Ms. Archana Tyagi our Global Projects Coordinator accompanied by the computer teacher Ms. Monika Uppal.
St. Mark's brings its neigbhouring country closer - (2015)
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In the series of Global Collaborations with other countries of the world, the land of pristine beauty and innocence, Bhutan was chosen as our partner country for an Educational and Cultural Exchange programme. But before this Historic culmination, the responsibility of deep convincing on the other side of the border was required to be done. This responsibility was taken up by Ms. Archana Tyagi, our Global Projects Coordinator, who with her persuasive and negotiative skills communicated with the members of the Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan - Ms. Kezang Choden Dorji, Director, Department of Curriculum, Research & Development, and Mr. Karma Tenzin. Chief Program officer,Scouts Division, Department of Youth and Sports.. She further added that this collaborative venture between the two oriental civilizations will add to the cerebral, geographical and cultural growth of the students. After the approval from the concerned ministry, Yangchenphug Higher Secondary school, Thimphu which was established in 1965 was chosen as a partner school for India-Bhutan Educational and Cultural exchange programme. To take this collabopration to next level the global project coordinator personally visited Bhutan and presented memento and a letter of collaboration between the two institutions to the Vice Principal Ms. Sita Pradhan and to the exchange program coordinator Ms. Thinley Lhazom. Thus giving birth to a new and exciting era of love and friendship between the two young nations of the world.
Face to Faith Video-Conferencing - (19 November 2014)
St. Mark's School, Janakpuri - Face to Faith Video-Conferencing : Click to EnlargeFifteen students drawn from Classes IX to XI participated in Face to Faith Video- Conferencing on 19 November 2014 along with St. Mary's School, Dwarka, New Delhi and SMA 3 Bandung Indonesia. The students were engaged in meaningful dialogue on the topics - 'art of expression in religion' and 'freedom of expression'. The guest speaker Dr. Olivier Urbain, Ph.D, the director of the Toda Institute of Global Peace and Policy Research and the founder and Director of the Transcend : Art & Peace Network, Hawaii, encouraged students to ask questions, which they did with great aplomb, showcasing themselves to be embodied with active listening skills and the capability of quality dialogue.

Students also got an opportunity to share how a piece of music had touched there minds. Our students were interested to learn how music had an impact on Estonia's revolution and learnt more about music therapy and Bob Marley.
Exchange Programme Between
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri &
Fredericia Gymnasium School, Denmark
Extending our hands of friendship………….
(26 to 29 September 2014)
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As a part of Global Project Educational cum Cultural Exchange. 20 students accompanied by Global Project coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi and Ms. Monika Uppal visited Fredericia Gymnasium school Denmark from 1 to 8 April 2014.

To further cement these ties the II level of Exchange took place from 26 to 29 September 2014 where 27 students and three teachers from Fredericia Gymnasium School, Denmark enjoyed the hospitality of SMS family. The Danish students were hosted by our school students and their families, thus gaining insight of Indian family system and observed it at close quarters.

An official welcome was given to the Danish students by the management of the school. In this regard a musical and cultural extravanganza showcasing Rajasthani folk music & dance and Janamastami celebrations were enjoyed by them. They reciprocated by presenting the National Anthem of their country and also presented a detailed power point presentation on Denmark.

By enrolling in various workshops such as Music, Dance (hindi folk), Art which were provided by the host school Danish students enhanced their knowledge about Indian culture. They also stimulated their cerebral growth by attending classes on different subjects. A friendly cricket match between Indian & Danish students was played. St. Markians (Indian team) won the match.

To understood the culture and history of Delhi they visited various places of Historical sites of National importance.

“WE MEET TO PART, AND WE PART TO MEET AGAIN” On the day of Adieu, a farewell dinner was organized by the school management where the Danish students presented a delightful rendition of “Hum Honge Kamyab” & a ‘Giddha’ from Punjab was performed by both Danish & Indian students.

Our school Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal presented the students with certificate and encouraged them to further strengthen the deep bond of friendship between the two countries.
India-Denmark Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme - (1 to 8 April 2014)
REACHING OUT TO THE WORLD ……………
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St. Mark's School, Janakpuri - India-Denmark Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's School, Janakpuri - India-Denmark Educational and Cultural Exchange Programme : Click to EnlargeThis year was marked with the start of another Educational & Cultural Student Exchange Programme by our institution wherein twenty students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri went to Fredericia Gymnasium, Denmark. The exchange programme was initiated under the aegis of school Principal Ms. Rama Sethi and the students were escorted by their Global Projects Coordinator Ms. Archana Tyagi accompanied by Ms. Monika Uppal from 1st to 8th of April 2014.

To make this visit a great collaborative teamwork between the two nations the Indian delegation presented the memento to the Principal Mr. Paul Erick Madsen and to the Vice Principal Mr. Martin Ingemann to symbolize the beginning of a new friendship between the management of SMS family and Fredericia Gymnasium.

Our students were paired with Danish partners and stayed with them for deeper understanding of their cultures. In order to familiarize their Danish partners to the Indian culture and customs Markians gave presentations on various aspects of Indian culture, History and Geographical features, and showcased a fusion of dances of various states of India. The students of both the nations also participated in the singing of their National Anthems & also in the team building activities like Cricket and Football matches. Students were exposed to the various sightseeing trips such as the field trip to Ecological and pig farms in Western Denmark and also undertook the tour to Fredrecia town. In Copenhagen they got a visual treat of ‘Little Mermaid’ and ‘Queen’s Castel’.

They also had a fun filled day at Adventure park and Arhus City. This great stay came to an end with the grand farewell dinner hosted by the Danish counterparts with the promise to visit our school in October 2014 to experience the Indian educational & cultural aspects.
Reaching out to the World : “Student Exchange Programme” - (2013)
The integration of international dimensions in the curriculum encourages global perspectives and promotes responsible and sustainable citizenship. The global co-ordinators of Fredericia Gymnasium school Denmark Mr. Peter Knudsen and Catherine Linke visited Saint Mark’s School, Janak Puri from 9th - 12th September 2013.

The objective of the programme was to develop co–curricular projects where the students can work in mixed teams to strengthen the inter-cultural ties between the two nations. It will allow students to communicate using social media networks and pave path for a student exchange programme for Danish and Indian students. Further more it will enhance the oral and literacy skills through the use of English as the language of communication. The delegates from Denmark got a taste of Indian culture and life style.

They enjoyed the Indian hospitality and visited Gandhi Smriti, Red Fort etc. and tasted Indian delicacies. Archana Tyagi our ‘Global Project Coordinator’ acted as a link between two schools.
Inter cultural Student Exchange Programme - (9 to 12 September 2013)
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Inter cultural Student Exchange Programme - Visit of Global Coordinators of Federicia Gymnasium School Denmark, Mr. Peter Knudsen and Ms. Catherine Linke to SMS Jank Puri under the Student Exchange Programme from 9 to 12 September 2013.
SMS & GKV Exchange Program - (27 May to 4 June 2013)
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SMS & GKV Exchange Program : Click to EnlargeA group of 20 students and two teachers of our school visited Gaziantep College Foundation Private Schools, Turkey as part of a student exchange and cultural program. The students showcased the rich Indian culture by presenting the folk dances of India as Guests of Honour in the ‘Annual International Folk Dance Festival’ organized by the host school. This Global Programme from 27th May to 4th June 2013 aimed to equip the students with a global perspective, initiated by Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia (Education Supervisor-Primary).

The students shared the stage with other Dance groups from Cyprus, Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, Ingushetia and Cuvasistan. The Indian dances were also performed during the Parade and at the City Square. The performances of the Indian Students were highly appreciated and applauded by the esteemed guests including the City Mayor. The rhythm of the dandhiya, the beats of the bhangra and the riot of colors of the Indian costumes left the audiences enthralled and spellbound wanting to know more about the rich Indian Culture.

SMS & GKV Exchange Program : Click to EnlargeThe students got an opportunity to visit the Copper Smith Bazar, Medusa Glass Museum, Tuntun Hani, Turkish bath etc. They also visited the Zeugma Mosaic Museum and the towns of Sanli Urfa and Halfeti on the banks of River Euphrates. The students enjoyed the Turkish hospitality of the host families as well as Turkish cuisine including the Kebabs and Baklava. The Programme ended with a City Tour of Istanbul where students got an insight into the rich history of Turkey by visiting the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Egyptian bazaar and Topkapi Palace. For the students of SMS the entire experience was enriching and fulfilling for they have made friends and memories which will last them a lifetime.
Journey to NASA - (20 April 2013)
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National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) was organized by Orange Education Pvt. Ltd. in which about 1 lakh students participated. The final round was conducted in the month of February through an on-line medium in which Debotrinya Sur (VII-C) of our school secured second position, and was selected for a free 10 day trip to NASA, bringing a great honour to the school. A felicitation function was organized by the Orange Education at Hotel Lalit on 20th April 2013 in which Ms. Anjali Aggarwal (Director St. Mark’s School, Janak Puri) was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Vineet Joshi (Chairman of CBSE) was the Chief Guest for the evening. Principal Ms. Rama Sethi alongwith the teacher incharge Mr. Dubey were also felicitated.

In the month of June Debotrinya visited NASA where he attended a Robotics Camp, had a Space Shuttle experience, lunch with an Astronaut and took a tour of NASA. He then visited Disneyland and Universal Studios. He also had city tours of Washington DC and New York. Statue of Liberty, Umpire State Building caught his attention too. It was quite a memorable trip for young Mr. Sur.
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"Minds like parachute only function when open" and opening up of students mind is the primary aim of our school in order to make them the citizens of the world.

In this regard an overseas Educational Trip was organized by the school in which students along with the Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher went to NASA – USA and completed a two day’s camp there – the Mecca of Aeronautics.
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This once in a life time journey exposed our students to unique Learning opportunities such as Student Astronaut Training Experience (SATX) and conducting space experiments with NASA educators. Students benefitted a great deal after interacting with the NASA scientists, watching 3-D Space movies and doing a tour of the center.

One to one interaction with the NASA Astronaut made them aware about their world and their Space exploration programmes to find about the “New World” which is yet to be discovered. Students also visited the Niagara Falls and New York City acquired knowledge and appreciated the artistic expertise after seeing the statue of Liberty (NY), Universal Studios and had fun at Disneyland Park. The entire experience made them confident, expressive and thus a Global citizen.
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Video Conference - (2013)
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Talk on spirituality - connection with God along with the concern for the environment were the main highlights of the face to faith programme in which students of three different schools along with our children participated in the Video Conference. They discussed the issues faced by India as a nation and gave possible solutions. There were questions raised on places that were under threat and the role of religious leaders in their communities. The threats included poor sewage system, disposal of garbage, disposal after funeral rites into the Ganges and rapid urbanization were a matter of serious discussion. Overall, this interactive and informative conference created better understanding of the issues related to environment, peace and co-existence amongst the students.
Coming closer through Video Conferencing
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Students who attended the conference were :

Ravin Dhingra , XI D
Shivani Nagpal, XI C
Rishabh Kapoor, XI C
Itisha Bhatnagar, XI C
Tanya Dhingra, XI D
Apoorva Pandey, XI D
Rishabh Solanki, XI B
Punya, XI D
Himani Jaggia, XI E
Garima Sethia, XI A
Keerat Singh, IX A
Aakash Gupta, XI C
Ambika Shukla, XI D
Anurag Watts, XI D
Shubham Verma, XI C
International Video Conferencing - (26 March 2012)
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Students of Class XI at St. Mark's School, Janakpuri had their first ever International video conference on 26 March 2012. A group of fourteen students had a fascinating and enriching discussion about "Community, Religion and Festivals" with students of Manggahan High School, Phillipines ... After beginning with a description about what students liked most about their communities, the conversation moved into the topic of festivals.

Students at St. Marks' gave elaborate descriptions of festivals from the four main religious traditions in their community (Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism) as well as festivals celebrated that do not stem from religious origin Independence Day for instance. Manggahan High school students went through their own complete list of festivals such as Mascara (harvest), Panagbenga (flower festival), Missa de Gallo (9 masses before Christmas) and the commemoration of the Black Nazarene.
Visit to Japan
KIZUNA BOND PROJECT - BY JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION CENTRE
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As part of the Japan - East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth Programme (JENESYS) started in the year 2007 by the then Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. H. E. Shinzo Abe, a group of around 250 students of the schools affiliated to CBSE from all over India visited JAPAN in the month of November 2012.

The objective of the JENESYS programme was to establish a basis of Asia’s stalwart solidarity through various exchange programmes. The programme was meant to deepen mutual understanding among young people who will assume important roles in the next generation in respective countries.
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It’s a great honor for our school that amongst 250 students CBSE nominated one of our student SHUBHI ARORA of class XI for this programme who was a the part of the First Batch which visited TOKYO from 18th to 28th November 2012.

The programme included Study tour of disaster areas, Exchange with disaster sufferers, participation in activities for community revitalization and for regional development. They visited the following areas such as disaster affected industrial facilities, Industrial / Historical / Cultural faculties, Home stay, School visits which provided Japanese cultural experience to the participants. The programme finally ended with the workshop on the program outcome.
 
A visit from National Science Learning Centre, Bristol - UK to our school
Our Guests - (1 November 2012)
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On 1st November 2012 Ms. Anna Lucas, Mr. Richard Read and Ms. Mandy Rampling from UK visited our school. They interacted with the students involved in Educational Research Project initiated by British Council. Digital game based learning in science is proving to be unique for sharpening the learning faculties of the students.
 
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Unbox 21 Project - (22 to 28 April 2012)
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The over reaching goal of the project was to develop a teacher’s capacity to embed digital game based learning into the class room to support 21st century skill development and thus enhance student engagement.

The week long programme was held at the National Science Learning Centre, Bristol, UK from 22 April to 28 April 2012. Our group visited Writhlington school at Bradstock to understand the UK education system. A delegation of British school teachers will visit India in the month of October 2012.
A trip to DUBAI
Dubai Visit - (2 November 2012)
A five day Educational trip was organized in which a group of 19 students along with teachers Ms. Monika Uppal and Ms. Gita Verma went to Dubai on 2nd November 2012. The students experienced the Legendary Arab Hospitality and uncovered the many man-made wonders. A desert safari involving a jeep drive though enormous mounds of sand and the opportunity to ride camels, get henna tattoos and be entertained by a belly dancer during traditional Arabic dinner was an amazing experience.
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The students visited Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and also got a chance to view this beautiful city from 124th floor. They were fascinated by the largest aquarium in Dubai Mall and were mesmerized by the fountain show. In Abu Dhabi they visited the Holy Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Atlantis Tour and Aqua Park Dinner completed The Magical Journey which they will cherish throughout their life.
Educational & Cultural Exchange Programme
Educational & Cultural Exchange ProgrammeOur school took up its first global students exchange program, under the able guidance of our Principal Ms. Rama Sethi, between St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri (India) and Newton South High School, Newton Centre (Boston) USA.

To initiate the Program Ms. Archana - Project Coordinator was invited to USA by Principal Mr. Brian Salzer of Newton School where she took her creative ideas for creating this exchange program and created a strong blend of eastern and western values. During her short stay in the school campus from 28th May - 3rdJuly 2009, she fostered an environment in which teachers and students enjoyed her presentations on Indian culture, traditions, religious diversity, Indian Education, marriage, family system and globalization of India in the field of Science, Information technology and manufacturing which helped to kick start this program successfully.

The programme further commenced with 10 students of Newton South High School, USA visiting our school in the month of December 2009 and henceforth the programme continued in the coming academic session when some students from St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri visited Newton South High School, USA.
Visit of students and teachers of SMS Janakpuri to Newton South High School, Boston, USA - (21 April to 11 May 2010)
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International learning and knowledge propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives. With that in mind, with the full support of the Chairman of the school Mr. T. P. Aggarwal and the Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, the Principal of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India, Mrs. Rama Sethi and Global project coordinator Mrs. Archana Tyagi successfully completed Cultural and educational exchange program between St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, and a High School in Boston, Massachusetts USA. A team of 13 students of our school got an opportunity to be a part of this exchange programme from 20th April to 9th May 2010.The goals of the programme were to provide institutional high-school exchanges that encourage students to cross state, regional, and cultural borders to enrich academic experience and personal needs and interests, to provide real recognition of the value of diversity, an appreciation of the unique qualities of other countries and cultures, increased self-esteem and confidence and a better developed ability to recognize opportunities and solve problems with a multi-cultural perspective.
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This program not only provided Educational learning opportunity to the students wherein they also attended classes at the school in Boston and two top universities Harvard University and Brandeis University to learn about American education system. The admission officer of the universities familiarized the students about the admission process for higher education in US. This program also provided students a unique eye-opening multi-cultural experience by living with American, Chinese and Indian host families in US.
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In addition to Educationally and culturally rich program, this was a fun filled adventure for the students of St. Mark’s School as they had a blast at amusement parks, got an opportunity to showcase their regional Sufi and Bhangra mesmerizing dances to hosting school, enjoyed the American beaches and toured the North East coast of America including trip to New York City, Capital of US- Washington DC and other top tourist attractions such as Statue of Liberty, Wax Museum, Hershey’s Chocolate factory, Corning glass factory and world famous Niagara Falls. The students got a great opportunity to meet with the Mayor of Westport CT and Mayor in Boston where they got a chance to ask the congressmen questions on American education, culture, political and economic situation and about the further plans of student exchange programmes with India.
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All the students and the coordinators of the project participated in 10th Annual Newton SERVES, a day of community service on Sunday April 25th 2010, a mission announced by the Mayor of Boston Mr. Setti D. Warren. The project coordinators also attended a conference organized by Teach India Organization focusing on Caste System in India which was followed by group discussion and workshop on various methods of teaching all over the world.
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This cultural educational exchange program between St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School and Newton South high school helped students of both countries to have broader perspectives, Wider socio-economic-cultural-educational boundaries, explore new areas of study and become competent on a Global platform.
Visit by students and teachers of Newton South High School to India - (December 2010)
The program further commenced in the month of December when a delegation of students and teachers of NSHS visited St. Mark’s School for three weeks. They attended school and participated in the various cultural and scientific activities.
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The delegation actively took part in the community services at SOS village, Prerna Niketan and Old Age Home. A wonderful & exciting recreational trip to Agra, Jaipur, Chandigarh & Amritsar was also organized for them in order to acquaint them about the rich tradition & cultural heritage of Northern India.
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Teacher Coordinator Ms. Rachel from Newton South High School Visiting India - November 2009
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In the month of November 2009 Ms. Rachel from Newton South High School visited our school. During her visit she enjoyed interactive sessions with the students and the staff members of all the departments.