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Language Platter - (February 2017)
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"To have another language is to possess a second soul".

The importance of drama and theatre in the sphere of education cannot be ignored. It encourages participation, boosts confidence of students and trigger's "out of the box" thinking. Keeping all this in mind "language platter" was organised for classes l to XI.

The junior wing students dressed up as natives of different countries and greeted each other in the respective languages. The students also enacted fairy tales, classics and mythologies from different countries, such as 'The bishops candlesticks'.

The middle wing students made a short conversation using greetings and salutations of different languages and made cards/post cards. The students also created a "Band Dessine'e' choosing cartoon characters and enactment was done by the students along with the power point presentations on writers of Victorian Era which added to the decorum of the show.
Senior students made beautiful mask of different writers of the world and presented book review of selected authors. They also studied local literature translated to English by having reading sessions and newspaper making.

These activities gave the students and insight into the world of authors and literature of the world and helped them in acquiring collaborative skills by working in teams, thus building confidence. It also provided students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts and dreams. The efforts of the students were applauded by one and all, and also appreciated by the Principal Ms. Alka Kher. Certificates and trophies were awarded to the winners to encourage them.
Intra Class Solo Singing Competition - (23 November 2016)
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Intra Class Solo Singing Competition was organized for Classes VI-VIII on 23 November. Students showcased many enthralling performances. The competition was held in three categories - English Songs, Hindi Songs and Instrumental. The participants were judged on the basis of voice quality, coordination of pitch and rhythm. The occasion was graced by the esteemed presence of our Principal Ms. Alka Kher and Educational Supervisor Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia. Students sang and played with expertise and displayed to the best of their talents. The winners were appreciated by the judges. St. Mark's School, Janakpuri - Intra Class Solo Singing Competition Winners
To Infinity And Beyond : an ISA Activity - (November 2016)
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Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. – Richard Courant Mathematics is inseparable part of our daily life. To develop practical knowledge and aptitude for Mathematics, a range of innovative and exciting activities were organised for the students of Classes I to XII at St. Mark’s Senior Secondary School, Janak Puri.

Students got to experience many mathematical based games and activities. They learnt new methods of applying mathematical ideas and skills in their daily life.

Our young learners from primary classes learnt about traditional mathematical games and puzzles, made flip calendars, in the process enlightening themselves about national and international days, and public holidays in various countries. To understand the concept of date and time effectively, students themselves made world clocks representing different time zones. To help appreciate the fundamentals associated with tools of measurement, students made static models. Besides, our students collected currencies of different countries and learnt about ‘Currency Conversion’.

Maths Quest’ – A display of contributions made by various mathematicians was showcased along with the best works of students. Presence of the Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal and Principal Ms. Alka Kher, encouraged the students.

Learners of secondary and senior secondary classes explored the connections between mathematical ideas and concept through dance, music and architecture.

Such hands-on experience in all the activities facilitated the students in better comprehension of the concepts so that the retention capacity is enhanced. The judge Mr. Satish Verma, Associate Professor, Khalsa College, Delhi University appreciated the efforts made by the students and was impressed by the mathematics based presentations.
Canvas of Imagination - (27 October 2016)
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The ISA activity - ‘Canvas of Imagination’ was held on 27 October in our school. Students of Classes I to V presented fashion show, dressed up as famous painters from India and different parts of the world, like, UK, USA, Greece, Italy etc. Painters from 10 countries were selected for this activity. Our young models walked down the ramp holding the paintings of artists they were dressed up. This activity proved to be very fruitful and gave our students a chance to explore and know about various talented painters from around the world.
Sanskrit Recitation Competition - (20 October 2016)
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Sanskrit Recitation Competition for students of Classes VI to VIII was held on 20 October in the school. The judges were Dr. Jyoti from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh and Shri Dhananjay Shastri, Principal of Sanskrit Gurukulam.

The following students won the prizes :
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English Recitation Competition for Class IV - (18 October 2016)
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Poetry is the essence of literature. It is the language of imagination and passion. English Recitation Competition for Class IV students was held on 18 October 2016. The activity was aimed at instilling a sense of aesthetic beauty into young minds. Students recited beautiful poems on the topics Friendship. Humour in life, science fiction, world peace and Environmental Awareness. They also learnt the correct pronunciation of words, importance of voice modulation and right expressions through this activity. Their efforts were appreciated by Vice Principal Mrs. Alka Kher.

The winners were as follows :

Jasleen Kaur - 1st (IV A)
Navya Yadav - 2nd (IV F)
Jiya Bajaj - 3rd (IV A)
Special Prize : Jasmine (IV D) and Kangna (IV E)
Inter House G. K. Quiz Competition - (17 October 2016)
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The Inter House G. K. Quiz Competition for Classes IV and V was conducted on 17 October. All four Houses participated with full enthusiasm, vigour and showcased their mental agility. The Final round was a multimedia round, wherein questions from various topics, like; world famous personalities, monuments, inventions, sports, entertainment were cracked by the quizzers. Gandhi House emerged as winners by securing 40 points, closely followed by Shastri House with 35 points.

The team members of the two Houses were :

GANDHI HOUSE : Jiya Maini, IVF and Ashutosh Avasthi, VD.
SHASTRI HOUSE : Sarthak Saluja, IVA and Shwetank VF.

Hindi Recitation Competition for Class IV - (October 2016)

Students of Class IV participated in the Intra Class Hindi Recitation Competition on the themes for pollution, Indian culture, humour and seasons. The students recited the poems with great confidence and expression.

The following students were the prize winners :

1st Prize - Yashvi (IV E)
2nd Prize - Jaspreet Kaur (IV A)
3rd Prize - Angel Pahuja (IV F)
Special Prize - Lavanya Kapoor (IV A)
Special Prize - Lakshay Girdhar (IV B)

G. K. Quiz - (October 2016)
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Globe Walk : VI to IX - (23 September 2016)
INTER SECTION QUIZ COMPETITION - EVOLUTION OF GOVERNANCE

An Inter Section Quiz Competition for Class XI was held in the Conference Room on 23 August 2016. The topic of the Competition was “Evolution of Governance”. There were 5 teams, comprised of 3 students in each team. The programme was full of enthusiasm as not only the participants but the audience also participated in between the competition. Principal Madam Ms. Rama Sethi, who attended the event had all praises for the participants.

Winning Team :

1. Mehar Lamba
2. Preeti Tiwari
3. Pooja Kaushik

Intra Class English Poetry Recitation Competition for Class V - (2 September and 18 October 2016)
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Intra class English Poetry Recitation Competition for Class V was held on 2 September and for Class IV students on 18 October 2016. Class V students recited poems on varied topics like Nature, Family, Social Issues, Technology, Patriotism and Humor and Class IV recited beautiful poems on the topics of student’s Friendship, humour in life, science fiction, world peace and environmental awareness. The competition helped the students learn correct pronunciation of words, importance of voice modulation and right expressions. Their efforts were appreciated by our Principal Ms. Alka Kher.

The winners were as follows :

I Prize
Jasleen Kaur, IV A and H. Madhavan, VA.

II Prize
Navya Yadav, IV F and Diya Chawla, VD

III Prize
Jiya Bajaj, IV A and Gunjan, VE

Special Prize
Jasmine, IV D
Kangna, IV E
Mridul Vats, V F and
Dishti Kaushik, V E

ISA Activities - (24 August 2016)
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As a part of ISA activity titled “Globe Walk” the Social Science teachers of VIII standard conducted a reading of the speeches of important political leaders or personalities of different countries like India, Japan, Russia, UK, Germany. France, USA, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Myanmar, Cuba. Students prepared it on A4 Size sheets with pictures and personal traits on 8th and 9th July 2016.

The best entries were selected by the teachers.

1. Anisha Saxena, VIII G
2. Jagrit, VIII E
3. Tushar Mendiratta, VIII A
4. Shreya Sharma, VIII A
5. Ananya, VIII G
6. Tanisha Kapoor, VIII G
7. Ruheena Guglani, VIII G
8. Anirudh Srivastav, VIII B
9. Aryan Singh, VIII C
10. Harshal Kotiyal, VIII B

In the second part of ISA activity titled Globe Walk. Character Enactment Competition was done on 24 August 2016 among the students of all the sections of VIII standard. It was Enactments of Famous speeches of International Personalities of the world. The judges were Ms. Ritu Anand and Ms. Deepa Haruray.

The winners were :
FIRST : VIBHOR SRIVASTAV (Presenting President of Cuba- Raul Castro),
SECOND : HARSH NEGI (Presenting USA - Barak Obama),
THIRD : SAKSHAM GUPTA (Presenting President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva).


Students participated eagerly. This activity helped in personality development.
Inter Section Debate Competition - (24 August 2016)
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Non State Actors in International Politics – Bane or Boon

An Inter Section Debate Competition for Class XI was held in the Conference Room on 24 August 2016. The topic of the competition was non state actors in International Politics - Bane or Boon. There were 14 participants, who were well versed & thorough with the topic. The competition was full of arguments & counter arguments. Principal Ms. Rama Sethi, who attended the event, encouraged students for participating in such events. Ms. Geeta Pathak & Ms. Deepa Haruray were the Judges for the event.

1. Kartik M Panicker (XI) - For the Motion
2. Samdeesh Mahajan (XI) - Against the Motion
3. Avi Bhardwaj (XI) - Interjector
Solo Singing Competition - (5 August 2016)
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Music is a universal language. A good melody is something that everyone enjoys. Solo singing competition was organized for classes II and III on 5 August 2016. Students presented melodious numbers from different genres and bands. The participants put forth enthralling performances. They sang hit numbers like BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, STUPID CUPID, CONGRATULATIONS and so on. The young maestros enthused confidence and zest and were enthusiastically applauded.

I PRIZE
Aalyssa II-D, Srijan Saini III-C

II PRIZE
Saniaman II-D, Tanya Bahl III-C

III PRIZE
Kaustabh II-A, Dhriti Gupta III-F

SPECIAL PRIZE
Shreya Singh II-C, ZoaibShoaib III-D, Parth II-A and Suhani Singh III-C

Hindi Recitation Competition - (9 May 2016)
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Following students were adjudged as the winners :

I PRIZE - SUHANI SINGH (III C)
II PRIZE - TANISH SHARMA (III B)
III PRIZE - TANYA (III A)
SPECIAL PRIZE - ZAAIB SHOAIB (III D) & PAWANI GUPTA (III C)
English Recitation Competition - (9 May 2016)
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English Poetry Recitation Competition for Class III was held on 9 May 2016. It was a pleasure to watch the little ones confidently recite their poems on topics like Environment, Family, Childhood, Humour etc. They enthralled the judges by their expressions and voice modulation. Principal Ms. Rama Sethi, Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher and Educational Supervisor (Jr.) Ms. Jyotsna Vishwakarma encouraged the students and announced the following winners :

Mehak Vashisth (III D) - First Prize
Dhriti Gupta (III F) - Second Prize
Anwita Wasan (III B) - Third Prize
Nikita Arora (III D) & Manmeet kaur (III B) - Special Prize
Handwriting Competition - (25 April 2016)
A neat and beautiful handwriting always draws attention’.

Keeping this goal in mind, an English Handwriting Competition was organized in our school on 25 April 2016 for Classes I - V. The primary objective of this competition was to encourage students to improve their calligraphy skills. The competition was organized in the respective classrooms. The response of the students was very encouraging, as they left no stone unturned to achieve perfection in their handwriting and win the competition. The closely contested competition presented a challenging task for the teachers to adjudge the winners. The best three entries from each section were awarded certificates of appreciation.
Literary Quiz - (25 April 2016)
On the life and works of GREAT BARD OF AVON” - competition was organized for senior secondary students, as a tribute to William Shakespeare on 25 April 2016, in the form of a literary quiz. Four teams participated, namely, Macbeth, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet.

The participants’ knowledge was put to test by the quiz masters :-
Darpan Goyal [XII-E] and Medha Sharma [XI-D] on the various aspects of the life and works of the ‘Bard’. Into first few rounds, all the four teams competed shoulder to shoulder and an intense competition amongst four teams was on display. But in the sixth round , beating all competitors, TEAM HAMLET – Muskaan Tyagi [XII-E], Rajat Kumar Mishra [XII-C, Samdeesh Mahajan [XI-C], Isha Narayani [XI-D] won the first prize and TEAM MACBETH - Maneet Singh [XII-C], Nisha Sharma [XII-E], Mehar Lamba [XI-C], Divij Malik [XI-C] came in as close runner up.
Whiz Kids Competition - (20 February and 1 March 2016)
We are living in digital world, and our creativity has to migrate from contemporary medium and adapt to express through Computers. Whiz Kids Competition was organized in our school for Classes III to V, on 20 February and 1 March 2016 to test their proficiency in expressing digitally. The Topics were given on the spot to the students. Students participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyed creating paintings and Power Point Presentations.

The winners and their topics were :
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G.K. Quiz for Classes I and II - (3 February 2016)
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The Inter House G.K. Quiz for Classes I and II was held on 3 February 2016. The Prelims were conducted in all the classes on 29 January 2016. 4 students from each House were chosen for the Final Round (2 students from Class I and 2 students from class 2).

There were 15 multimedia Rounds. At the end of a very close. Competition Patel House bagged the First Prize, scoring maximum points. The second position was bagged by Gandhi House.

Patel House : First
Ansh Sharma (I F)
Samridhi (I B)
Niral Baveja (II F)
Bhavika Bali (II A)

Gandhi House : Second
Yuvraj Pratap Singh (I E)
Tanish Tandon (I D)
Kartik Sharma (II C)
Tavish Saluja (II D)

Creative Writing - (27 January 2016)
To unleash the Creative streak in the students Creative Writing for Classes III, IV & V was conducted on 27th January 2016. The topics were given on the spot to the students and they could pen down their thoughts both in English and Hindi. The topics were based on the patriotic spirit such as "Mere Sapno Ka Bharat, India of my Dreams".

The prize winners were the following :-

RESULTS  :

CLASS : III
I - GURNAIN OBEROI (III A)
II - MANYATA SURYAN (III F)
III - BHAVYA KUMAR (III D)

CLASS : IV
I  - MAITREYI (IV A)
II - MOULI SHARMA (IV E)
III - JUHI AGGARWAL (IV A)

CLASS : V
I - ANUBHA SUHAG (V B)
II - NISHCHAY JUNEJA (V G)

III - DEV KHULLAR (V D)

 
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