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A Career Counseling Session was conducted by members of CONNECTIONS, our alumni association - (7 December 2018)
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An invigorating session was conducted for Class X and XI science sections by members of "CONNECTIONS", our alumni association. The speakers interacted with class X and class XI Science stream students for career counseling.

The speakers, being mostly from medical background, gave many useful and essential tips to the students which will help them to choose their own careers in future and they will be able to make a better choice.

*Dr. Ritu Bahl, Homoeopath.
*Dr. Puneet Gupta, Cardiologist at Janakpuri Super Specialiy Hospital.
*Ms. Jyotsna, Hospitality Industry.
*Vidhi Chawla, Clinical dietician, owns a private clinic," Fisico Diet Clinic".
*Vikas Arora, Entrepreneur.
*Vipul Bansal, IITian, Founder and CEO of SunHill , a leading company in digital marketing and other varied services.
Workshop on E-Waste Management - (December 2018)
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A workshop on waste management was organised in the school premises. It was conducted by Mr. Heman tBagai, Training Conductor (Head - Business Development).

Around 100 students participated in activities conducted on handling waste management.The students were made aware of the different types of waste, segregation of waste, recycling and reduction of e-waste and harmful effects of e- waste.
Capacity Building Program - (30 November 2018 & 1 December 2018)
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Capacity Building Program on Accountancy was attended by Mrs. Vandana Shah held at DLDAV Model School, Shalimar Bagh recently. The aim was to be update teachers on recent changes in the syllabus and in the exam pattern.
ITHIHAAAS - (1 December 2018)
On 1 December 2018 two teachers of our school attended a seminar conducted by ‘ITHIHAAAS’ on the topic ‘Teachers and curriculum in times of educational reforms’. Professor Poonam Batra, Central Institute of Education University of Delhi delivered a speech on policy making for Education. She pointed out that educational reforms are now market driven for example installing of cameras, Air conditioners etc. Ms. Prachi Aggarwal, Educational Psychologist was the other speaker of the seminar, who spoke on “Development Relationship”. The programme was concluded with the performance by the ‘TARIF Char Bait” singers of Tank, Rajasthan.
Fashion and Design - (17 November 2018)
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A workshop was organised by 'Pearl Academy' covering areas like fashion designing, interior designing, fashion blogging & product designing. Four students of Class XI got the opportunity to get a hands-on-experience at the workshop.

They explored their own creative domains and became a Pearlite for a day. It was a great learning experience for the students.
Legal Literacy Programme - (November 2018)
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A legal literacy programme on Child Abuse and Violence was organised by South-West district Legal Service Authority for senior students in our school premises. Mrs. Alka Kher, Principal, welcomed the guests from the Legal Service Authority. The speaker Mr. Jagmohan Singh, Judge, Dwarka Courts, gave an insight on the consequences of using social media and its implications on children.
UDGOSH : A Hindi Street Play Festival - (November 2018)
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A Hindi Street Play Festival and Workshop was organized recently at Delhi International School, Rohini. Few students of Classes VIII and IX took this workshop which was conducted by resource person Mr. Kunal. It was a great learning experience for our students.
Career Counseling Workshop - (29 October 2018)
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Bennet University from Times Of India conducted a career counseling workshop for senior classes on developing soft skills and choosing the right career. Students of XII classes attended this workshop.
GD PRO Workshop by HT Pace - (October 2018)
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GD PRO Workshop was conducted by HT Pace in collaboration with Manav Rachna University to assess and enhance the analytical skills, teamwork, innovation, subject knowledge and communication skills of the students of Classes XI and XII. The resource person Ms. Aanchal Chaudhary, was graciously welcomed by the school Vice Principal, Mrs. Ahluwalia.
Inspire Internship Science Camp - (16 to 20 July 2018)
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Innovation in Science Pursuit For Inspired Research is a program sponsored by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to attract talented students towards science. The 3rd Inspire Internship Science Camp 2018 was organised by Shivaji College from July 16 to 20, 2018.

Teacher incharge Ms. Niru Sabharwal and Yash Solanki of Class XI B received a certificate for their active participation in this prestigious camp.
Health and Hygiene Awareness Program - (July 2018)
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Ms. Ritika from Proctor and Gamble conducted health and hygiene awareness program for the girls of class VII. Parents also were a part of this program. The aim of this student-parent interactive session was to orient everyone about the mental physical and social changes that take place on the onset of puberty during the adolescent age. It is imperative to break many myths around this topic for complete awareness in order to lead a healthy life.
CBSE Capacity Building Program Workshop - (17 and 18 May 2018)
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Capacity Building Program for Class IX English was conducted by CBSE on 17 and 18 May 2018 in our school. 33 teachers from 23 schools participated in the said workshop. Resource person Ms. Ruchi Sengar talked about implementation of various language skills through innovative methods. Ms. Sengar kept the teachers thoroughly engaged with creative work sheets, urging teachers to encourage learning by doing.
In Service Teacher's Training Workshop : Teaching English Poetry - (May 2018)
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"The public recitation of great poetry is a way to honor the speaker, the poem, and the audience all at once. To learn a great poem by heart is to make a friend for life." - JOHN BARR

A workshop on 'Teaching English Poetry' was conducted by our school Director, Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal, for the Primary Teachers. During the session, the teachers recited and explained various poems. Recitation is about conveying a poem’s sense with its language. Mrs. Aggarwal gave many valuable inputs on the nuances and the joy of teaching poetry. It was a very enriching and enlightening session for the teachers.
In Service Teacher's Training Workshop : Moral values, ethics and spirituality in education - (14 May 2018)
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MORAL VALUES, ETHICS AND SPIRITUALITY IN EDUCATION

A workshop on “Moral values, ethics and spirituality in education" was conducted by Mr. Ranjit Majumdar for teachers. He spoke on benefits of positive attitude, personality development, time management, interpersonal skills and empowering mind powers.

Teachers were motivated to incorporate the four A’s: avoid alter, adapt and accept in order to beat stress. He gave a valuable mantra to the teachers: Let's all dream to achieve what we desire.
In Service Teacher's Training Workshop : Multiple Intelligence, Motivation, Handling Behavioural Issues - (May 2018)
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A workshop on the "Multiple Intelligence, Motivation, Handling Behavioural Issues" was organised for teachers in association with the Oxford University Press. Ms. Prakriti Srivastava conducted this workshop. She spoke about the 'Left and Right brain teaching methods', 'Multiple Intelligence and Experiential teaching methods'. The key points of the workshop were - features of left and right brain learners, eight styles of learning, mind mapping and the Left Brain-Right Brain test.
TRANSFORMING INDIA : Inspire, Innovate & Integrate - (4 May 2018)
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FORUM OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS organized its Annual Conference at India Islamic Center. Many eminent speakers addressed key issues such as
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Era of Artificial intelligence, Manifesting global citizenship.

The conference was attended by Principal, Mrs. Alka Kher and teachers.
Gets Workshop - (28 April 2018)
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A teachers workshop was conducted by Ms. Ankita from QAI for our primary teachers. She introduced the Global English Testing Services programme, a 21st century English Language test designed to assess the communicative ability of children in the four basic skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.In this inspiring session, teachers learnt about the 4th Industrial age essential skills and ways to impart these through classroom activities.
Road Safety and Vehicle Engineering - (24 April 2018)
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A workshop on "Road Safety and Vehicle Engineering" held at Vigyan Bhawan was attended by our school PET, Mr. Girish Bahuguna on April 24, 2018.

The key speaker was Mr. Abhay Damle, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Highway, Govt of India. The speakers addressed their views and thoughts on road and bus safety and on safety norms besides traffic management and laid importance on school activities on road safety.
BYJU's National Aptitude Challenge - (2018)
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Times of India and BYJU'S held a National Aptitude Challenge for Science and Maths for Classes VI to XI. Our students Pranshu Arora VI-E, Rewant Singh VIII-E and Naman X-B won a tablet and a school bag for their meritorious performance in the challenge.
Spin a Tale - (17 February 2018)
Five students – Soumya Pokhriyal VII-A, Gursimar Singh VII-G, Manisha Varma VIII-E, Revant VIII-E and Arnav VIII-E attended a workshop - ‘Spin a Tale’ on 17 February 2018, which was organized by Sahitya Akademi as a part of its annual six day event, Sahityotsav. Rajnikant Shukla, a story writer who portrays real life events in his works, and Nazia Khan, recipient of the bravery award, were Chief Guests. The workshop commenced with story and poetry writing competition, wherein students from different schools, aged between 12-17 years, had to compose poetry or a short story on the topics ‘Friendship’ or ‘Sharing’. An interactive session followed the competition, wherein the Chief Guests gave valuable tips to the students, about how the budding writers should enhance their creative writing skills. The session centered around how the students will benefit from reading stories and watching Infotainment channels on the television to conceive ideas for their creative compositions. Lively music and dance performances by student-volunteers provided the recreational and entertaining motif of the workshop. It was an engaging and informative session wherein participating students improved upon their skills in creative thinking and writing.
Career counselling Workshop - (5 and 6 February 2018)
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A Career Counselling Workshop was organised in our school on 5 and 6 February 2018. The speaker of the session was Ms. Surbhi Dewra. The workshop focused on providing our students of Classes XI and XII all available career options, courses, new age careers, specific top colleges, competitive exam details and popular FAQs asked by students and parents for all the streams i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Arts and Commerce. A variety of branch selector tests were also discussed. The aim of the workshop was to give the participants complete knowledge, so as to facilitate them in making effective career choices.
Adolescent Issues - (2 February 2018)
The School Counsellor attended a workshop on adolescent issues and conflicts and handling Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) on 2 February 2018at Max Hospital, Pitampura. The focus was on identification, intervention, classroom management and behaviour modification at home for children/adolescents presenting ODD and CD. Oppositional defiant disorderis marked by defiant and disobedient behaviour to any one in authority and conduct disorder refers to the pattern of behaviour which the basic right of others or major appropriate norms are violated. A number of causes can lead to these two disorders. Majorly abusive homes, damage to the frontal lobe of the brain, dysfunctional families and parents who abuse drugs or alcohol are the reasons behind such disorders. The speakers of the session were Dr. Sandeep Govil, Dr. Sumit Gupta, Dr. Richa Ahuja and Dr. Deepali Batra.
Astronomy - (1 February 2018)
On 1 February 2018, a workshop on Astronomy was conducted by Space Technology and Education Pvt. Ltd. at K. R. Mangalam World School premises. The workshop was interactive and engaging. It comprised of a presentation and various astro activities, Hydro Rockets, crater making. Safe solar observation, hands on telescope, comet making, moonwalk, ring the planet, universe in 3D, weigh yourself in different planet etc. Twenty-four students drawn from Classes VI to VIII along with two teachers participated in the workshop. It was a wholesome learning experience for the students.
Tata Power Energy Workshop - (29 January 2018)
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Tata Power Energy Workshop was organized by Tata Group of Industries in the School Premises on 29 January 2018. Around 100 students of Classes VI to VIII participated in the workshop, which included video shows and various general knowledge queries regarding the consumption of energy in our country. The programme facilitated good awareness for conservation of energy (i.e. to save electrical energy consumptions). As a whole, it was very informative workshop the students.
Capacity Building Program - (18 and 19 January 2018)
Two TGT Science teachers attended the Capacity Building Program for Class X Science on 18 and 19 January organised by CBSE - Centre of Excellence at The Indian Heights School, Dwarka. Mrs. Meenu Tiwari, Principal, CRPF School, Dwarka and Mr. R. K. Srivastava, the resource persons for the program, shared their expertise in refreshing the learning - teaching process in Science. The focus was on the changes in the pedagogical practices with the advanced technologies pertaining to Bloom Taxonomy.
Microsoft Innovator Educator Workshop - (16 and 17 January 2018)
Two days workshop was held on 16th and 17th January 2018 in our school for the teachers to train them as Microsoft Innovator Educator and join the Microsoft community.

They were introduced to variety of courses available online, preparing lesson plans, presentations and also how they can connect, collaborate and innovate with other educators world wide. It was a great learning experience for the teachers to integrate progressive pedagogy with advanced technology as an attempt to advance learning and prepare the students for better job prospective in future.
In-Service Training : Effective Communication - (11 and 12 January 2018)
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A workshop, on ‘Effective Communication’, as a part of in-service training for teachers was conducted in our school on 11 January 2018. The resource person, Ms. Samridhi Sagar spoke about the pivotal role communication played in our lives, especially as teachers. The workshop involved recreational and thought-provoking brain storming activities. The importance of being a good listener were emphasised. Also, how body language and voice modulation play a role in making a communication effective. The teachers were motivated to adopt all positive aspects of verbal and non verbal communication in the classroom teaching environment. It was a very interactive, engaging and an insightful session.

Creative Teaching:
Creative teaching can only be a part of a classroom if the teacher presiding is an ingenious individual. A teacher who is creative enough to be part of the innovative classroom can design exciting new lessons, motivate the students for right classroom environment required to showcase students’ innovative minds. The biggest challenge any teacher faces is capturing the students’ attention and putting across ideas in such a manner that it stays with them long after they have left the classroom. For this to happen, classroom experience should be redefined and innovative ideas that make teaching methods more effective should be implemented. To guide our teachers through the idea of Creative Teaching, Dr. Sanjeev Arora from Headword Publications was invited to conduct a workshop on ‘Creative Teaching’ at our School on the 12 January 2018. He is a Public Speaker, Career Counsellor, Behavioural Counsellor and Corporate Trainer.

Headmistress, Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia welcomed Dr. Sanjeev Arora and presented a planter. The workshop started off with some brainstorming questions which ignited the creative thought process of the teachers. Many interactive and fun-filled activities were carried out in the playground of the school. These activities focused on creative methods of the teaching-learning process which can be adopted in the classroom. The importance of maintaining emotional balance, teamwork and co-operation in the classroom environmentwas highlighted. Stress was laid on having a positive attitude towards work and life as it is important to ensure that one leads a fulfilling and enjoyable life. The teachers were benefitted a lot from the workshop and were motivated to have a positive outlook in life.
International Education - (6 December 2017)
The workshop for Demystifying the Myths associated with International Education was conducted by Mr. Reeturaj Goswami from Pratham Institute, IIFM (International Institute of Financial Markets) for Class XI on 6 December 2017. The session focused on the steps one should take for studying abroad, like awareness about the top universities of the world, various examinations involvedand profile development. Resume building was also explained, whereby the participating students understood the importance of community services, academic development and all the documents required. The workshop was very informative and enlightening for the students.
Green Rating System - (8 November 2017)
Ms. Archana Tyagi attended Stake holder workshop on 8 November organized by GRIHA (Green Rating Integrated Habitats Assessment) along with TERI. The workshop was based on exclusive Green Rating System for existing day school buildings. The main purpose of this rating is to facilitate school buildings reduce their environmental impact and to educate younger generation for Sustainable Development.
Robotics Training - (25 and 26 October 2017)
On 25 and 26 October 2017 our school organized a training session of Robotics in its premises where 100 students from various schools of Delhi NCR participated. Students practiced with their Robots in the arena in Junior, Middle and Senior category. The event was a grand success and the entire Robotics team lauded the efforts of teachers and students.
Mathematics Workshop on Latest Teaching Methods - (16 September 2017)
Mathematics workshop for teachers of classes I to VIII on the topic ‘Latest Techniques and teaching methods in mathematics’, was organised by Educational Publishers (Rachna Sagar) in St. Mark’s Girls School, Meera Bagh on 16 September 2017. Five teachers from our school attended the workshop. Workshop was chaired by Dr. N. M. Parii, Chairperson of Gurugram Progressive School Council. Teachers exchanged notes and picked up new ideas, which would enrich their knowledge, and helpthem provide students exciting activities, so as to enliven their classrooms.
Child Safety and POCSO Act for Ancillary Staff - (2017)
A workshop was conducted by Ms. Jyostna Bhardwaj, Director, Envision India Edu services Child Safety and POCSO Act. The Informative session focused on educating the ancillary staff about their responsibilities towards children as well as the school. They were sensitized about the ways to deal with little children, teenage girls and boys. Emphasis was given on their expected behavior, grooming and obeying the rules and regulations of the school. Information about The Protection of Children from sexual offenses Act (POCSO) and other constitutional laws pertaining to child safety were also delivered to the staff. The session was very interactive and was appreciated by everyone.
Indian Navy - (2017)
Naval officers Lt. Commander M. Girish and Mr. Ajay Kumar Yadav had visited the school to interact with our students and provide them a glimpse of the Naval life. The motivational interaction was aimed at generating awareness amongst the students about the various roles and functions of the Indian Navy. Questions pertaining to the eligibility criteria, selection and evaluation methodologies for joining Indian Navy were also answered by the visiting dignitaries.
Career Development - (10 August 2017)
Mr. Jitin Chawla, an eminent educationist & career counsellor, and Mr. Alok Bansal, Director at IMS Delhi / NCR, had conducted a workshop on 9 August for Humanities students of Class XII. The workshop focused on the various career options, such as Law, Management, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Travel and Tourism, Designing, Advertising, Photography, Charted Accountant, Nutrition and Diets etc. along with other vocational and management courses. Information regarding various colleges and entrance examination dates were also disseminated. Myths associated with Humanities were also dispelled. It was a very informative workshop.

Mr. Sahil Sachdeva of JINA Institute of Professional Studies conducted a workshop on 10 August for the Science and Commerce students of Class XII. The seminar focused on the new and upcoming streams in these subjects, such as Actuarial Science, IPM (IIM Indore) and other professional courses - BMS, BBA (FIA), BBE, BBA, BCA, Law, Mass Communication and Hotel Management. Students were highlighted about the importance of knowledge in attaining success. The workshop was very informative as the students need to have a better understanding about the various options for their respective streams were addressed.
Dealing with Failures - (28 July 2017)
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Teacher and parent are to ensure that their wards do not develop uncalled for competitive syndrome, where nothing but success is acceptable as end result. They should be asked to take each and every competitive situation as a part of life, instead of terming as ‘competition’.
Interactional with Authors - (23 July 2017)
Tanya Joshi VII-F, Amitoj Singh VII-C, Soumya Pokhriyal VII-A, Sahej Sahni VII-G and Suhani VII-E visited the Little Theatre Group Auditorium, Mandi House for Scholastic Writers ’Award ceremony on 23 July, where they interacted with children book authors, Ms. Payal Dhar and Ms. Devika Rangachari. It was a literally enriching session, wherein our students were given tips on creative writing by the authors. The visit was an enlightening experience for the young minds gaining immensely from the valuable creative information shared by the authors. Participating in Informative and exciting quizzes, which were also a part of the event, made the visit very useful.
Youth Development Workshop - (22 July 2017)
Mr. Girish, Bahuguna, Mr. Yogesh, & Mr. Sandeep Singh attended a workshop on Youth Development organized by Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports at Vigyan Bhawan on 22 July. It aimed at promotion of games and sports including scouts &`guides, NCC and NSS in schools. Shri S. K. Bhattacharya, Educationist, gave welcome address and keynote address was given by Sh. Vijay Goel, Minister of Youth affairs &Sports, Govt. of India.
Transformational Leadership - (22 July 2017)
Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia, Educational Supervisor attended the Sankalp Sahodaya Annual Conference, which was meant for Principals and leaders of leading Schools of South West Delhi, at ITL School Dwarka on 22 July. The theme of the workshop was Transformational Leadership. Eminent motivational speakers, viz. Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Mr. Arunabh Singh, and Mr. Brian Waller addressed the august gathering.
Capacity Building Programme - (21 and 22 July 2017)
Mrs. Manisha Kapoor participated in the Capacity Building Programme conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education on 21 and 22 July at Sachdeva Public School, Rohini, New Delhi. The resource persons were Mr. Shahid Kalim Qureshi and Ms. Anita Sharma (Principal, S.D. Public School). The workshop emphasized on the equipping the participants with the skills and competency required to effectively transact challenging content areas in mathematics, facilitate effectively planning the lessons, sensitizing the participants regarding the issue of gender so that they provide a gender equitable environment in the class rooms, develop expertise in drafting of test papers and provide an environment conducive to shared learning so that the participant could explore suitable strategies to deal with the students misconceptions regarding mathematical concepts.
An Educational Conference : ED:TECH+ - (18 July 2017)
Ms. Neetu Chawla our computer teacher attended a technological driven educational conference ED: Tech+, A Smart Move Towards Smart Education at The Park Hotel on 18 July. The conference focused on the need of technological growth in the education sector. The eminent speakers were Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director IT & ITES Sector Skill Council and NASSCOM, Mr. Aurobindo Saxena, Vice President, Technopark, and Mr. Manish Gupta, CEO, Videoken. The speakers addressed various Technological Advancements in educational sector. Dr. Sandhya discussed about upcoming technologies like Robotics, driverless transport and 3D printing etc. Mr. Manish gave an overview of the website videoken.com that provides filtered YouTube videos and is used for video editing. Dr. Deepak talked about MOOC - Massive online open courses. He suggested blending teaching lessons with the online material. Overall, it was a wonderful learning experience.
Capacity Building Programme for Prospective Resource Persons in Business Studies - (6 and 7 July 2017)
Good teachers are the foundation on which a quality education system rests. With the objective of teachers' empowerment, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducted a Capacity Building Programme for Prospective Resource Persons in Business Studies - Class XII. Ms. Ruchika Paul and Ms. Vandana Shah attended the workshop. The workshop was held at CBSE Centre of Excellence, Gurugram on 6 and 7 July. The workshop was chaired by Ms. Sugandh Sharma, Additional Director, CBSE Centre of Excellence. The resource persons and teachers discussed the content of the CBSE Curriculum, need of integrating current issues in the curriculum, forming case studies, sample papers, inclusive education and how to make teaching more involving and interesting.
Google India Code to Learn 2017 - (9 May 2017)
As part of the Google India Code to Learn 2017, Ms. Monica Uppal and Ms. Neetu Chawla, our computer science teachers attended a training programme on Scratch and App Inventor on May 9, at Indraprastha International School, Dwarka.. Both Scratch and App Inventor help Middle School and High School students to develop storyboards, games, Animations and Apps. The resource person was Mr. Siddhant Aggarwal.
Green to grey matter - (5 May 2017)
Ms. Poonam Bhatia, Ms. Anupama Reu Sikri, & Ms. Anushree Ghai from our School attended the Annual Conference conducted by the Forum of Public Schools on 5 May at the India International Centre. The Chief Guest for the event was Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Law & Justice and Information Technology, Government of India. The conference was divided into 3 sessions covering the topics relating to the value of collaboration while creating, value of Sanskrit language and the integration of art into technology to empower our education system. The primary speakers for the same were Mr. Shyam B. Menon (V.C. Ambedkar University), Mrs. Ritika Parrukh (Dy. Director British Council), Mr. Kamlesh Sharma (Former High Commissioner of India to U. K.), Mr. S. K. Bhattacharya (President Action Committee), Dr. R. Gopichandran (Director Vigyan Prasar) and Prof. Rajaram S. Sharma (Jt. Director, NCERT). This conference was attended by a huge gathering drawn from the members of over 90 registered schools of the Forum and was a great learning experience.
We Plant - (2 May 2017)
We Plant’ is a voluntary organization committed to end malnutrition and enhance biodiversity. Planting fruit trees in public places and thus making fruits available and accessible to poorest of the poor is the goal of this organization. They also have dream of planting more trees than the number of trees cut every day. Together we can make a difference. This precisely is the vision of this organization to see public lands all over India planted with location specific fruits. To accomplish this “We Plant” organized workshop at St. Mary’s School, Dwarka on 2 May, which was attended by Tanisha Kapoor IX-E and Shashak IX-H along with Ms. Sandhya Sahni. The workshop was conducted by the “We Plant” founder member Ms. Santosh.
Cracking Boards - (1 May 2017)
A workshop was held for students of Class XII on 1 May on Crack the Boards ”by a well - known resource person Mr. Nilesh Gulati, a member of knowledge enhancement task force. The students were given tips on time management, preparation and strategy to score more marks in board exams. The aim of the workshop was to nurture a collaborative environment to enhance learning.
Cyber Safety Awareness - (2017)
A senior computer teacher, Mr. Mohan Singh attended the workshop on Cyber Safety Awareness by Cyber Crime Cell under Economic Offence wing of Delhi Police. Deputy Commissioner Police Mr. K. K. Vyas, Cyber Crime & Economic Offences wing of Delhi Police was the resource person.
Accountancy - (2017)
Orientation programme was organized by Arya Publication at Bal Bharti Public School, Rajinder Nagar. Resource person, Prof. D. K. Goel discussed the changes incorporated in the board question paper pattern and topics such as Conversion of Debenture into shares, GST etc. Ms. Vandana Shah attended this workshop and took part actively in the discussions. The workshop immensely helped in understanding the changes and accordingly tailoring the curriculum for the benefit of our Accountancy students.

She also attended another workshop on Accountancy organized by Sultan Chand on the recent changes in examination pattern and GST at India Islamic Cultural Centre,Lodhi Road. It was conducted by renowned authors and resource persons Dr. G. S Grewal and Mr. R. K. Khosla.
Tony Blair Institute - (2017)
Ms. Chaina Kohli attended a teacher-training workshop organised by The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to making globalization work for the many. The Institute works to provide policy and strategy in support of a vision of globalization designed to improve the well-being of the people, economically, politically, and socially. Ms. Sandhya Gupta and Ms. Ghanapriya, the representatives of the institute spoke about the importance to inculcate tolerance amongst people of different religions. “Lets celebrate differences with equality” is the way to make this world a better place to live in.
Itihaas - (2017)
Abhai Singh Tanwar and Srishty Bahl of Class XI-A got an opportunity to visit the Election Museum in the office of Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, and participate in a six day workshop as a part of ITIHAAS. It is always said, see it to believe it. The museum showcased India’s electoral journey through artefacts, rare photographs, documents and archival film footage. With the use of nearly 200 archived photographs, maps and references, the museum tries to unfold the legacy of electoral process from its inception. They got opportunity to see metal ballot boxes used in first general elections in 1952, the ones used in 1996 and samples of old election symbols. Information about all stages of elections and its connections with voters in today’s time, glimpses on the working of Election Commission and how Election Commissioners are fully committed in ensuring free and fair elections.

As a part of the workshop, students belonging to different schools of Delhi were divided into different groups and each group had to make a presentation on a topic related to the museum. They also interacted with Dr. Chandra Bhushan Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, who gave them detailed information regarding the various processes involved in the conduct of election in India, viz. pre election processes, results, historical trip on elections organized in the past, etc.
Grammar Through Story Telling : Workshop for Teachers - (28 January 2017)
The workshop on topic “Grammar Through Story Telling” was conducted in St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri on 28 January 2017 by Ms. Neelam Narang in collaboration with Scholastic for Primary and middle wing English teachers. The main focus of the workshop was the effective techniques of integrating grammar in the real world. Teachers was given strategies and techniques on an inductive approach for teaching grammar through stories for better concept development. The workshop helps in providing the potential to build knowledge about the language by giving teachers a framework to understand the link between that play-way / activities method is the most effective way to induce learning since seeing is believing and doing is retaining. Overall the workshop was motivational, inspiring, communicative and effective. It was amazing and wonderful experience for all the participants.
In-Service Training - (May 2017)

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A motivational workshop on Multiple Intelligence was conducted by Ms. Anjali Singh. The speaker focused on the 9 levels of intelligence, and how it should be made ‘useof to gauge / assess the individual talents capabilities and qualities of child’ and should be appropriately utilized to their optimum level, to bring about positive changes, and develop the personality of child..

b) STRESS MANAGEMENT
a teacher-training workshop was conducted on Stress by Mr. Ranjit Majumdar. According to Mr. Ranjit, 4 A’s should be followed by everyone to be happy and contended. The 4 A’s are: Avoid (unnecessary stress), Alter (bad habits), Adapt (according to the situations) and Accept (the situations). The advice “take a deep breath” may seem like a cliché, but it worked like a miracle when the teachers were made to breathe deeply and asked to relax. The workshop was overall a learning experience and helped in relieving stress.

c) BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES OF CHILDREN
A workshop on Behavioural Issues of Children was conducted by Ms. Anu Singh. It was an engaging session wherein problems confronted by students as well as teachers were discussed. Multiple ways to handle different situations in a dynamic classroom environment were recommended. It was an enlightening and enriching experience for the teachers who got to learn various new methods to keep pace with the rapidly changing and evolving world of education.

Meet the Author - (14 January 2017)
St. Mark's Sr. Sec. School, Janakpuri - Meet the Author : Click to EnlargeThe true alchemists do not change lead into gold…they change the world into words.”

The pleasant morning of 14 January 2017 brought with it an opportunity for the faculty members of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School to meet one alchemist who had portrayed the beautiful world into his awe-inspiring words.

It was an over-whelming experience for the teachers to have a ‘Talk’ with Mr. Inder Raj Ahluwalia, one of the most honoured and talented travel writers.

Travelling leaves you speechless. . . then turns you into a storyteller.”

He is a renowned travel writer who has been crowned with several International and national awards. Being a prolific writer and a storyteller himself, he shared his amusing experiences with the teachers and showcased his journey as a traveler.

The teachers asked him several questions and discussed the characteristics of a travel writer’s life.

The ‘Talk’ met its end when the teachers gladly bought the autographed copies of his book ‘Meet me at the Border’.
In Service Training by Dr. Rajiv Sharma - (13 January 2017)
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Happiness is an inside job.’

The phrase was aptly exemplified in the lively and fun loving interaction cum workshop on 13 January 2017 by Dr. Rajiv Sharma, alumni of St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri. He is a psychiatrist, specialist in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress management.

Doctor Rajiv exhibited an easy and simple way to a happy, healthy and successful life. Through pictorial presentation, he gave a detailed analysis of monetary savings for a secure future. He enumerated various aspects of being happy and healthy. He busted various myths related to a healthy life. He emphasised on having a healthy diet which includes Organic and raw food. He himself is a certified marathon runner and has participated in numerous races. He motivated all the teachers to adopt this healthy lifestyle in order to stay happy. His happy go lucky and down to earth approach won the hearts of the audience.
Workshop at Ganga Ram Hospital - (January 2017)
A workshop was conducted at Ganga Ram Hospital for the teachers & student on “Combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at an Early Age” by HRIDAY, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), NCD Child-GR Hospital, Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) and the Association for Adolescent and Child Care in India (AACCI) with an aim to motivate schools to adopt health promoting policies through initiatives as increase in physical activity among students, to follow healthy lifestyles on preventing NCDs from early age in school. The workshop was quite motivating as it suggested various methods to be followed to combat obesity, Hypertension, Respiratory diseases etc. which may occur later in the lives of school children.
Pidilite advanced Art and Craft Teachers Workshop - (30 November 2016)
Our Art Department Teachers, Mr. Deepak Saxena and Ms. Shweta Kapoor attended a workshop on 30 November 2016 organized by Pidilite Fevicryl on “Advanced Craft” taken by Ms. Sunita Thadani (presently working as an Artist and Teacher of Pidilite).
Camlin Teachers Art Workshop - (10 November 2016)
Camlin organized Teachers Art Workshop on 10 November 2016. Mr. Deepak Saxena and Mr. Gautam Mondal attended the workshop. The Art Teachers learnt many techniques of Paintings and Craft work.
French Workshop - (October 2016)
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A French Workshop was conducted by ‘Frehindi’ organisation at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri which focused on explaining the importance of Learning French vocabulary with correct pronunciation. It was an interactive and informative session which aimed at motivating the students to learn French language. Students benefitted a lot from this workshop.
Workshop on 21st Century Computer Science Curriculum - (1 October 2016)
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Next Education organizes a workshop on “21st Century Computer Science Curriculum” by Mr. Amitav Pal at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on Oct 1, 2016 was attended by Ms. Neetu Chawla and Ms. Poonam. The workshop focused on a comprehensive curriculum solution for preschoolers, developing Algorithmic Acumen and impact of computer science in everyday life.
Workshop on Goole Apps for Education - (28 September 2016)
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Career Counselling Workshops for Class XII - (16 August 2016)
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A career counselling session was held on 16 August 2016 for the students of class XII by GINA - the institute for professional studies. The speaker was Mr. Kunal Kumar, who is an Investment actuary with 10 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Kunal Kumar has been conferred the youngest actuary award in 2014. The session was an interactive and motivated the students to think about choices they should be making and on the need to realize their own aptitude and interest for subjects which facilitates their career choices, rather than follow a fixed pattern of popular choices which in-turn only brings avoidable pressure on the students. The session also focused on the career prospects of professional courses like Actuarial Sciences, IPM which is a five year integrated programme in management recently started at IIM Indore, and other courses like BMS, Mass communication, and Hotel Management. They oriented the students towards the eligibility criteria, the application procedure for the courses and various institutes offering the courses.
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri organized “SEEDHI BAAT” : an open house session - (10 August 2016)
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St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri organized a wisdom enhancement session “Seedhi Baat” an open house session by Author Dr. Vikas Vijay for the students of commerce stream of classes XI & XII on 10.08.2016. Dr. Vikas Vijay is well known for his strong command over the subject, for his innovative ideas and futuristic approach. He has authored books such as Together series. The goal of the session was time and stress management and to study smart. Tips were provided to the students to avoid common mistakes. Special emphasis was laid on How to crack Accountancy paper and deal with HOTS. The session was really interactive and appreciated by One and all among the audience.
Creating a better World through Social Science Classroom - (6 August 2016)
Two teachers from the social science department attended the workshop “Creating a better World through Social Science Classroom” held in ITL Public School.

The workshop aimed at providing a meaningful dialogue between the students and the subject rather than just being a subject of information.

Mr. Rajesh Awasthi, the resource person stressed on the role of facilitator in connecting the past with the present and also encouraged the teachers to co-relate the subject with the contemporary situations to make the students more empathetic towards their surroundings.

The workshop aimed at creating a more informed and aware students who can challenge the norms of the society ad can also give solutions to the many problems at hands. Overall it helped the teachers to introspect & bring about the required changes and create a more vibrant classroom.

The teachers also received participation certificates.
For Kids by Kids - 2016 - (28 July 2016)
A team of 5 budding writers - Kirti Narang - VII-D, Srijan - VII-F, Nitin Malik - VII-D, Utsav Sharma, VIII-D and Stuti Mittal - VIII-F accompanied by the School Librarian attended Unveiling and Prize Distribution of For Kids by Kids-2016, on 28 July 2016. The event was organizedby Scholastic India at Sirifort Auditorium. The guests of honour of the event were Author - Ms. Lalita Iyer and, Quiz Master & Author - Mr. Aditya Mubayi. Ms. Lalita Iyer laid emphasis on detailing the contents and playing with words while writing. She also suggested creating a good ambience while writing. Mr. Aditaya highlighted the fact that writing makes ones thoughts coherent & helps to organise thoughts. He expressed that Every Line Put on Paper has a Meaning. He also suggested to complete the piece of writing first and its accuracy to be check in the end; he cautioned - frequent change of content disturbs the originality of the written piece. Young Authors, who won prizes this year, also shared their motivational experiences. In the end all the participants received the copy of For Kids by Kids 2016. The event was very inspiring and appreciated by all the participants.
Life Skills and Housekeeping Training Workshop for the support staff - (22 and 23 June 2016)
Two days Life Skills and Housekeeping Training Workshop for the support staff was held in school premises on 22 and 23 June 2016. In this workshop the support staff of our school learnt about code of behavior and work ethics, storage and room cleaning, personal hygiene, washroom hygiene, etiquette etc. The employees were given a certificate by Bable Domesteq, the sponsors of the workshop.
Capacity Building Programme on Scholastic Aspects of CCE by CBSE Centre of Excellence, Gurgaon (28 to 29 April 2016)
Two Days Capacity Building programme on Scholastic Aspects of CCE was held in Salwan Public School by CBSE Centre of Excellence, Gurgaon.

Twenty five schools from all over Delhi participated in it. The Resource persons threw light on scholastic and co-scholastic aspects of CCE.

Moreover, this workshop was a good initiative in Teacher Empowerment through Capacity Building Programme on Scholastic Aspects of CCE. Teacher Incharges Ms. Kavita Ahuja and Ms. Archana Mishra were also given participation certificates to appreciate their participation.
English Workshop - (25 February 2016)
St. Mark's Sr. Sec. School, Janakpuri - English Workshop : Click to EnlargeAn interactive English Workshop was conducted on 25 February 2016 at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh under the able guidance of Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Director of St. Mark’s Group of Schools. The workshop began with an introductory session wherein the teacher participants were grouped into three member team, each group comprising of one teacher from each of the three branches of St. Mark’s Group of Schools. The introductory session was followed by a discussion on the weakness and strength of teacher during the teaching-learning process, awareness of which is essential for expected result. Thereafter, each teacher was provided three worksheets, wherein their proficiency in English Language Vocabulary, Grammar and the names of books and authors was tested. Each participant explored and understood the fundamental elements of being an effective educator of English subject. The workshop concluded with distribution of prizes to the outstanding participants, who were also appreciated by Ms. Aggarwal.
Safety Riding Training - (17 February 2016)
Delhi Traffic Police had organized “Safety Riding Training” in association with Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Held on 17 February 2016 at Traffic Training Park, Roshanara Bagh, Delhi. Students of class VII participated in this program. Trainers from associating company gave information regarding traffic rules, sign boards, various facts & figures showing the road accidents caused by two wheelers & how to drive two wheelers safety. An excited session of electronic bike riding was held and students took part enthusiastically. Later on students visited the traffic park & awarded participation certificate.
Teachers Workshops - (14 and 15 January 2016)
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LIFE SKILLS
The workshop on topic “Importance of Life Skills” was conducted by Ms. Ira Sehgal on 14 January 2016 in school premises for our educators. The objective of the workshop was to share knowledge among teachers, to discuss strategies for effective classroom management and to motivate teachers to use creative and effective ways to deal with the students. Facilitators were motivated and showed a positive interest to adopt strategies for classroom management.

APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS
Workshop on Application of Mathematics was organised on 14 January 2016 for Maths Faculty by Prof. V. P. Gupta, an eminent mathematician. Mr Gupta emphasized on Conceptual learning. He covered the area of fraction, coordinal numbers, operations of addition and subtraction, exponents, logarithm and measurements with examples. He emphasized that learner should be aware of unit approximation to have an actual learning of mathematics. He also suggested to the mentors for developing the feel of success and not the terror of failure in children for Mathematics. The workshop was highly enriching and was a great source of inspiration amongst participating staff members.

APPLICATIONS OF CAMPUS CARE
Application of campus care was an in-house training session organized for the staff on 14 January 2016. The entire team of campus care addressed the staff about the various modules of campus care that included CCE, uploading of - marks, grades and assignments, Editing of contents and other related applications useful for teachers. The Session was very informative.

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
Teacher’s Training Rejuvenation Workshop

Taking time out from daily routine and mundane work is an important ingredient in the recipe for rejuvenation.Our school conducted Teacher’s Rejuvenation and Personality Development workshop in collaboration with Times NIE and Sanjeev Datta Personality School in the school premises on 15 January 2016. The resource person Mr. Vikram Datta, Mr. Ankur Sarna and Mr. Rohan Datta of Sanjeev Datta Personality School counselled teachers on how to improve productivity, develop positive thinking, ways of distressing, expressiveness, voice and diction techniques through innovative theatrical action method (TAM), a unique and rare theatrical methods to boost confidence in teachers.They blended theatre and drama with life skills to rejuvenate teachers and to impart unique skills in teachers to make classroom lively and teaching effective. The session was highly interactive wherein they gave opportunity to the teachers to come fore front and to perform on various themes. The workshop was motivating and refreshing for teachers.

THEATRE WORKSHOP
A Theatre Workshop was held by Ms. Vanessa Ohri on 15 January 2016 in our school for teachers. Ms. Ohri, a Freelance Creative Consultant and Theatre personality enthralled the audience with her acting, scripting and directing skills. She emphasized on the need for voice modulation, use of props, stage setting, postures and dialogue delivery. Teachers benefitted a lot through group stage activities. The workshop also staged a Play, which came out very well through the efforts of participating teachers. She emphasized on the application of voice modulation, use of props, stage setting, postures and dialogue delivery. The workshop was very engaging and insightful appreciated by all the participants.

E-BANKING
Mr. V. K Sapra, Relationship Manager, Punjab National Bank Janakpuri, conducted workshop on E - Banking for teachers in the school premises on 15 January 2016. The resource person demonstrated various aspect of e-banking and mobile banking. He covered the aspects of ATM, ECS, IBS, MBS and Mobile Wallets. He also emphasised the use of self service area-CDM, PUM, Cheque, ATM. He also explained the use of ECS, NEFT (National Electronic fund transfer), RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) and IMPS (Immediate Payment Service). In Mobile Banking he covered SMS based, VSSD and browser based technology. Overall it was an informative workshop, and covered everything in shifting BRICK to CLICK Banking.
Workshop by Central Board of Secondary Education - (January 2016)
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It was a master training programme to take CCE in its true spirit i.e. in the over all growth of the students.
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To upgrade the emotional and career quotient of the students a career counseling session was held in school by school Aluminis for students of classes XI & XII.

The session focused on facing and accepting the life with its problems head on without any bickering and blame games. It also provided them an opportunity to experience life experiences gained by their seniors. The session also discussed and addressed some of the delimmas that students go through at this age and provided tips and ways to overcome and move ahead in their chosen path.

The speakers of the session were : Mr. Anurag Gulati, Dr. Ritu Bahl (Homeopathic Doctor), Mr. Sahil Sayal (Territory Manager at Cars 24), Mr. Hitesh (Chartered Accountant), Mr. Ritesh Thussu (Lawyer), Ms. Vanita Gupta (CA), Ms. Sameera Chawla (Fashion Designer) and Mr. Abhimanya (Journalist).
Lead On Workshop - (30 October 2015)
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Enriching Life Skills and Values : a visual media paradigm - (October 2015)
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The Times NIE Teacher’s Meet : 2015 - (9 October 2015)
Providing a welcome respite from the usual monotony schedule life. The Times NIE organized teacher’s meet on October 9, 2015 at Hotel Holiday Inn. The event was a unique platform for teachers, experts and panelists. About 400 teachers’ attended the event.

Acknowledging the ubiquitons face of health, the theme of the programme was “Healthy life in a competitive world” where teachers interacted with health experts to know about ways to stay healthy. The special quest for the event was Goa based model Gail Nicole Da Silva first runner up in the Ms. United Continent 2014. A range of exciting games was held for teachers like lucky draw, Talent round, Health Quiz and Title rounds. In the Talent Round Mr. Manoj Kumar Mishra bagged the first prize.
Workshop on Effective Teaching in Mathematics - (10 September 2015)
Workshop on “Effective Teaching in Mathematics” was conducted in Venkateshwara International. The highlights of the workshop were application based teaching and stress was laid on the concept of minimum from teachers and maximum from students.

The resource person Mr. S. N. Chibber correlated Maths with daily life with the help of examples. Emphasis was laid on how to frame questions on our own and develop thinking skills among students. For the teachers this workshop was truly our enlightening experience.
Sanskrit Workshop - (14 August 2015)
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The aim of the workshop was to discuss the relevance of Sanskrit language in contemporary age, its scope and direction along with its future growth.

The Resource person Mrs. Gulati conducted the workshop in an interesting manner highlighting the difficulties faced by the language and stressed on the need of using innovative technique such as playway method, quizzes to make it suitable for the modern day environment thus making it child friendly.

The teachers also received the participation certificates.
Workshop on Computer Gaming - (10 August 2015)
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We live in a country where change is constant and learning never stops. The new learners need a broad range of experience to meet the challenges of dynamic work environment.

Keeping this in mind, the school organized a workshop on ‘Computer Gaming’. This workshop provided training to the students and a platform for an interactive dialoque where in students learnt to develop PC board games on a given theme.
Project Search & Teri - Tetra Pak Initiative - (July 2015)
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In the beautiful locales he underwent many training activities which had something stored for him to learn and empower himself with.

He selected & proposed a Project on “Right to a happy childhood” creating awareness on child several abuse through role plays, pamphlets and workshops for parents of students on Parent Teacher Meeting.
Orange Planet - (17 July 2015)
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Commerce Teachers Foundation - (4 July 2015)
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DIY : Electronics Workshop during Summer Break - (20 to 27 May 2015)
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Giving the budding innovaters a chance to streamline their innovative and technical expertise. Our school organized a six days summer camp, on DIY Electronics in which 54 students from class VII to X were registered.

They were trained by a group of ITI’ans well experienced in the field of electronics who helped them learn electronics and the art of prototyping. They were trained regarding the basic circuit designing on the bread board, practical circuits such as LED glow, implemented series and parallel combinations, uses of switches, relays, semi conductor (diode) and transistor.
Using Activities to Promote English fluency in the Classroom - (16 May 2015)
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The workshop on topic “Using Activities to Promote English fluency in the Classroom” was conducted in St. Mark’s School Janakpuri on 16 May 2015 by Ms. Neelam Sanwalka in collaboration with Pearson for Primary and English department. The workshop was motivational, inspiring, communicative and effective. The activities and games experienced and learnt by the teachers will facilitate them to improve the fluency of English language among students. The methods taught for improving the listening, speaking and reading skills were excellent. Overall it was amazing and wonderful experience for all the participants.
Interactive Session on Team Building - (16 May 2015)
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The Interactive Session on Team Building was conducted in St. Mark’s School Janakpuri on 16 May 2015 by Mr. Ranjit Majumdar by HT Pace (Hindustan Times). The main indicate of the discussion in the workshop was on Team Management and on Goal Achievement. The ways explained in the workshop were useful to recognise the strength and weakness of the Team members. The workshop gave an insight in understanding the qualities required to be a Team Leader as well as the importance of building and encouraging the qualities of each team member to achieve the final goal effectively and efficiently with cooperation of all the team members. The Topic was engaging and was well presented through audio-visual aids.
Basic Computer Applications - (15 & 16 May 2015)
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The session on Basic Computer Applications was conducted in St. Mark’s School for the entire staff on 15 2015 and 16 May 2015 by the Computer Science Department. The main focus of the session was to enhance the basic computer skills of the teachers. The session covered various routine applications such as Downloading and uploading of marks, CCE, CBSE Curriculum and Usage of Entab software. The workshop was extremely helpful and informative.
Motivational Workshop - (15 May 2015)
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The Motivational Workshop was being conducted by Mr. Saurabh on 15th May, 2015 in collaboration with Ratna Sagar for the senior staff. Teachers were full of Zest and Zeal after attending the 3 hours motivating and knowledgeable session of Mr. Saurabh. The main focus of the workshop was on relationship building between Disciple and Facilitator (teacher). He also laid emphasis on how to make teaching effective through real life experiences and examples. It was a learning experience where all the facilitators had a participative discussion and realised the inner joy of teaching.
Effective Communication in Classroom Teaching - (15 May 2015)
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The Topic “Effective Communication in Classroom Teaching” was well presented by Mr. J. K. Gangal in collaboration with Srijan on May 15, 2015 for entire staff. Mr Gangal facilitated teachers through his rich experience as formerly education director KVS and Director of the Centre for Creativity and Human Resource Development. The main focus of the workshop was that as a teacher one needs to emphasize on verbal as well as non verbal communication while facilitating in the classroom. The Effective Communication Workshop was an interactive session designed to give the tools to communicate more effectively with the students and making communication more impactful, persuasive and confident. Overall the workshop was very informative and interactive.
Conference on Collaboration, Creativity & Innovation in Teaching - (2 May 2015)
The Forum of Public Schools conducted its 5th Annual Conference on the theme “Visualising transformation : Diverse Learning" : The session was attended by Principals & Educators from its 80 - member schools, held at India International Centre. The programme began with a ceremonial lighting of the lamp by Forum Chairperson Sanjay Bhartiya, Prof. I. S. Rajput, Former Director NCERT delivered the inaugural speech & keynote address. Concerned about the unpredictable changes in the emerging world and gradual distruction of the planet, he talked about education for character building. Padamshree awardee Geeta Dharamrajan talked about building student teacher relationship that shifts from ‘Command’ to conversation. She also laid emphasis on extracting the creativity from each child by ‘exploring the garden within’ Kargil war hero Major D. P. Singh’s address on “You are the Boss” stressed on taking control of one’s life dispute all odds. The Limca record holder outlined the importance of attitude, perseverance, learning from failure and power of prayer to attain one’s goals.

Rajendra Dixit, Former HOD, Linquistics NCERT reiterated the importance of value based education by internalizing what is learnt. The meet concluded with a soul-strring musical rendition by Vinay Mahajan and Charul Bharwada of Loknaad. Thus this platform provided a meaningful insight to the teachers who were filled with the positive energy to bring in transformation in the classroom to change the society at large.
PROJECT SEARCH : PHASE - VII
LAUNCH CEREMONY (29 April 2015)
PACE - INDIA HABITAT CENTRE, LODHI ROAD
Project Search - A TERI - TETRA PAK initiative Phase VI culminated with an intention of creating awareness on waste management and fostering positive action for conserving the environment by focusing on recycling and sustainable development. As part of the programme Dance Drama competitions and Painting Competition were held on 21st and 23rd April 2015 respectively.

A Dance Drama based on the ‘A Sheher for Her” was presented by students of IX & X while as students from IV to VI participated in painting competition. Ekansh Verma of VI-D and Vansh Kumar of VI-B bagged the II & III prize while our school was awarded the best SEARCH Impact award for its zeal and enthusiasm with which the students & teacher incharges performed their duties. This was a coveted recognition for the contribution of the school for the growth & evolution of project SEARCH Phase VI in activities like Transition Campaigns, Tetra Pack collections STEP programme 2014.
British Council Interactive Session - (19 March 2015)
Our librarian visited British Council Library on 19 March 2015, for an interactive session with Mr. Brain Gambles, Director of the Library of Birmingham. Mr. Brain stressed on new models of functional library in changing times and changing communities. He elaborated the role of library from transaction to transformation, delivery to engagement and information to learning where data turns into information with the outcome of learning, knowledge and wisdom. He also laid emphasis on the role of library staff as interventionist, encourager, motivator, creative reading enthusiast and creator of contents as well. He also encouraged the Delhi Librarian Community to have a library that delivers social capital and community engagement through different examples of extension services of the library of Birmingham which serves the community as an archive, event space, corporate venue, social meeting place, business meeting place and many more. The session concluded with the vision of 21st Century library by connecting people to people, people to ideas, idea to ideas and coproducing services and events.
Annual Teachers Meet by HT - (17 March 2015)
Annual teachers meet organized by Hindustan Times was held on 17 March 2015 at Hyatt Regency, wherein all Teacher Coordinators from various schools across the capital were invited. The theme of this year’s annual meet was on “yoga” and its relevance in everyday life. Dr. Chauhan of JIVA Institute was the Guest of Honour, who spoke about “Stress” and various “body types” and how the two can be harmoniously interrelated. An interactive session followed towards the end in which teachers were able to clarify their doubts about health and stress related issues. The ‘Icing on the cake’ was the beautiful rendition of “Saare Jahan Se achha” ---- by Steven Rudolph, of the JIVA Institute.
Vedic Mathematics Workshop - (26 February 2015)
Teachers were reintroduced the concept of Vedic Maths when they attended a workshop on Vedic Maths in S.D. Public School on 26 Feb. 2015. The two principal resource persons Dr. D.G. Dhall and Sh. S.N.Chibber focused on various methods of multiplication, divisibility rules, operations in algebraic expressions and finding squares & square roots. The teachers found the workshop immensely beneficial.
Accountancy Workshop - (25 February 2015)
A workshop in Accountancy was conducted by Dr. Balbir Singh on 25 Feb 2015 for the students of class XII. He reviewed and summarized the important concepts and changes in Accountancy subject and gave tips to perform better in the Final Exam.
Active Learning Workshop - (14 February 2015)
A workshop on Active Learning for primary teachers, organized by the Forum of Public Schools on 14 February 2015 was attended by our teachers. Ms. Neeru Chopra was the resource person. The workshop emphasized that Active learning involves providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk, listen, write, read and reflect on the content, ideas issues and concerns of an academic subject. A technique in this regard called the AMP was explained. AMP stands for - ACTIVE MENTAL PARTICIPATION. The other points stressed were that a teacher should not just teach the subject but rather teach the student. Also a child should not be judged only by the marks he gets but rather by the effort he puts in.
International Conference of Pre-Primary & Primary Principals at City Montessori, Lucknow - (31 January to 3 February 2015)
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Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia, Education Supervisor (Primary) participated in 7th International Conference of Pre-Primary & Primary Principals from 31st January to 3rd February 2015 at City Montessori School, Lucknow organized in collaboration with Adhyayan Quality Educational Services on the theme : The Building Blocks of Education - Universal Values, Global Understanding, Excellence in all things, Service to Humanity. She was also part of the jury for the paper presentation held during the conference.
Story Telling Workshop - (1 February 2015)
A workshop on the art of story - telling was conducted by the British Council on 1 Feb. 2015. The resource person - Ms. Sarah Rundle - a professional story teller and actor based in West London, shared the magic of telling and creating stories, using our voice and body. She also gave tips, challenges and guidelines to help us create our own story-telling activities. All the participants had gained insight into what is oral story-telling, learnt the basic, but important techniques, for effective story-telling and all were encouraged to share their stories with others.
TERI : Second Cluster Workshop (28 January 2015)
Ten Students of our school (Classes VI to VIII) participated in the Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Workshop held at DPS Vasant Kunj on 28 January 2015. Our students actively participated in phase VI of project SEARCH and were applauded for showing active participation, and gave PowerPoint presentations. This was followed by the projection of movie “Bamboos Boys”, which highlighted the message ‘when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.’ Ms. Mridu (founder of ‘Nirvaha ‘ organization) explained to the participants about the importance of organic products and social enterprise, facilitating them to gain in-depth understanding of Social Business Entrepreneurship. The workshop concluded with a presentation of ‘Vasundhra’ wherein children had made a ‘Chowkis’ using recycled material and sold them at Rs. 500 each thereby, making the concept of ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ clear to the students.
Workshop conducted by CBSE - (16 January 2015)
On 16 Jan. 2015 a Workshop was conducted by CBSE on Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA). Around 15-18 teachers from different schools were invited for each subject. The teachers were divided into two groups and were asked to frame questions for both the themes of OTBA. Ms. Annie Joseph and Mr. Manoj Aggarwal represented our school for Biology and Economics respectively.
Deputation of Teachers as Moderator fro framing - (16 January 2015)
Question Papers on O.T.B.A. for Class XI in Biology & Economics held on 16 January 2015 at Shiksha Sadan.

The workshop was organized by CBSE, in which around 15 - 18 teachers from different school were invited for each subjects. The teachers were divided into two teams and were asked to frame questions for both the themes of O.T.B.A.
In-service Teacher'S Training Programme - (14 - 15 January 2015)
Workshops on various topics were organized in our school as part of In-service Teacher Training for teachers on January 14 & 15, 2015.

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Workshop on topic “Affective Domains in Classroom Teaching” was conducted on 14 Jan. by “Yes I Can Solutions” organization. The resource persons for the workshop were Dr. Tripti Sakhuja and Mr. Tripesh Sakhuja. The main focus of the workshop was on providing insight on how to enhance classroom teaching. They discussed about the 4c’s of Affective Domain which are Connection (belongingness with the student), Capability (appreciating each child and acknowledging the diversity), Count (treating each child equally) and Courage (respect each child’s feelings).



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A Theatre Workshop was conducted on 14 Jan. 2015 by Mr. Kuljeet Singh. Mr Kuljeet emphasized on team work and on finer points of theatre presentation. Mr. Kuljeet divided the staff members into groups and each group was tasked dramatization. During dramatization Mr Kuljeet focused on the types of intonation, voice modulation, sense of liveliness and its importance. He then linked it with real teaching and learning process in the classroom. Overall it was an interesting and engaging workshop.



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The topic “Behavioural Issues Amongst Students” was well presented by Ms. Anu Singh from N.I.E. (Newspaper in Education) on 14 Jan. 2015 More than 70 teachers from primary and senior wing attended the informative workshop. Ms. Singh discussed various predominant behavioral issues manifesting in a classroom, as well as their solutions. The Resource person laid stress on the basic requirements for over all development of present day students. She also briefly discussed about slow learners, how to identify them and how to deal with them through positive attitude.

Motivational Workshop
A Motivational Workshop, in collaboration with Pearson Education, was conducted by G. Balasubramanian on 15 Jan. 2015. The staff members who attended the workshop, more than 120 teachers, were in full zest and zeal after the 3 hours spent listening to the motivating and knowledgeable session of Mr. Balasubramanian. He discussed interesting facts and situation in classroom management as well as their possible solutions. He also laid emphasis on traditional and modern methods of teaching. The workshop had projected interesting methods to bring positivity in classroom atmosphere, which would genuinely create wonders and facilitating the process of learning. It was an enlightening experience, wherein all the facilitators had a participative discussion and realized the inner joy of teaching with a thought provoking message of BEING A FACILITATOR NOT A TEACHER.
A session on 'POSCO ART' with with the ‘support staff ’of St. Mark's Sec. School, Janakpuri
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We at SMS Janak puri work together towards a safe school for all children. Safety of all children who walk into the school gates is our concern.

Child Abuse of maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and emotional ill treatment which harms the child’s health, survival, development and trust. To sensitize the support staff of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri a workshop on Child Abuse was conducted by the Principal Ms. Rama Sethi.

All IV Class employees were made aware of the POCSO ACT (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences), which was initiated in 2008 and finally came into effect on 14th November 2012.

It was conveyed that it becomes the Legal duty of everyone to help a child who is sexually abused by reporting the offence immediately to the authorities, as failure to report or record child abuse, is a punishable offence which requires mandatory reporting of cases. Not only that, no one should get indulged in any form of physical or mental violence. Documentaries on child abuse were shown to them to create awareness and discussed concept of shame, blame, stigma and punishment. Overall, ‘POCSO Awarenss Session for the support staff of the school was an eye opening session.
Sanskrit Workshop - (30 December 2014)
Our Sanskrit teachers attended a Sanskrit Workshop on 30 Dec. 2014 conducted by Mr. Dhananjay Shastri at Shri Virjanand Gurukulam, in Arya Samaj Mandir, Hari Nagar. The visit was meant to familiarize them to use Sanskrit Language for word processing in MS Office and become Computer savvy. Dr. Usha Lal finding the experience useful spent an entire fortnight, upto 15 Jan. 2015 gaining expertise in using Shree lipi in MS Office for gaining proficiency in word processing, typing and teaching Sanskrit through Computers. She was given a Certificate, as a token of appreciation.
A session with Mr. Barry O’ Brien - (13 December 2014)
Language is a communication tool; its mastery is imperative for success in any endevour. Teachers help students gain proficiency in the Language. To equip the teachers and enhance their professional capability a workshop on English Language was conducted by Mr. Barry O’ Brien at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meerabagh on 13 Dec. 2014. The resource person stressed upon the importance in recognizing and nurturing different special qualities within children. He also impressed upon using humour; right pitch, pace and volume to control the class. A teacher being the role model for students’ is required to demonstrate appropriate conduct and attitude at all times. He also imparted important tips on how to keep pace with the time and making good use of technology in teaching to the extent possible. As a parting advice Mr. Barry O’ Brien conveyed that communication is the key to building good teacher-student relationship.
Teacher's Workshop at Dilli Haat - (13 December 2014)
Our teachers attended the Macmillan Publications workshop ‘Expressions’ held at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri on 13 Dec. 2014. The resource person Ms. Preeti Ahuja stressed on the importance of English in the modern day scenario. She explained the four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing, by citing examples and giving tasks to solve. She even explained the importance of team work and effective communication.
Accountancy and Business Studies Workshop - (8 December 2014)
A workshop was conducted on changes in curriculum and paper design of Accountancy and Business Studies by Mr. V. Wasan, a renowned author and academician on 8 December 2014. It was attended by Mrs. Vandana Shah for professional enhancement and growth.
Hindi Workshop - (6 December 2014)
To make Hindi language user friendly for the present day net savvy generation ……………

Two teachers from our school attended Hindi language workshop organized by Pragati School, Dwarka on 6 Dec. 2014 The Resource person Mr. Vinod Prasoon provided tips for making Hindi language more popular among the students. He taught various user friendly techniques for teaching this Oriental language. The workshop stressed in identifying methods to solve problems of the students so that they are at ease with the language.
Sanskrit Workshop - (6 December 2014)
Making Sanskrit language more appealing for the Hi Tech generation…………….

Sanskrit language workshop was organized by Mount Carmel School, Dwarka on 6 Dec. 2014 and was attended by two teachers from our school. The Resource person Mr. Upender Kumar highlighted the need for making Sanskrit language more popular among the students. In this regard he taught various user friendly techniques for teaching this ancient Oriental language. The main stress was on problem solving so that the students are at ease with the language. The teachers benefitted immensely from this workshop.
Self Defence Initiative - (28 November 2014)
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Keeping in mind the present security concerns, especially, the rising crime against women in our society, a Workshop for Self Defence was organized in our school premises on 28 November 2014 for the benefit of girl students of Classes V to IX. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Ranvir Singh IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police Ms. Monica Bhardwaj IPS, Addl. DCP (West), Ms. Omwati Malik, ACP (West), Mr. R.S. Meena, SHO (Janakpuri) and Office Bearers of Sh. Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Janakpuri - Ms. Permala Chadha, Mr. Dinesh Gautam & Mr. B.L. Sharma, were the Guests of Honour. Our school Chairman, Mr. T.P. Aggarwal, Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal graced the occasion. A team of women from Delhi Police showed various self-defence techniques to the participants. Our school also presented a beautiful dance number on the theme of peace and harmony.
Youth Peace Conference - (26 November 2014)
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Self Assessment and Management program integrates the youth from various schools across Delhi - Around 100 students drawn from Classes IX to XI participated in the Youth Peace Conference held at Delhi Haat, Janakpuri on 26 November 2014. It was a very colourful occasion with strong message exhorting Youth to write against terrorism. Our school students participated in a host of activities, such as Banner making, Painting, Dance Competition. School Vice Head Boy Tanmay Kochhar, along with office bearers from other schools, took part in Oath taking Ceremony. The Police Commissioner, Mr. B.S. Bassi was the Chief Guest who interacted with the young students from the audience about the role played by the law enforcing agencies in our society in tackling grave issues like safety of young girls. He was quite emphatic on the issue and suggested that the girls must empower and strengthen themselves and focus on 'capacity building'. The event concluded with hundreds of white balloons being released into the blue sky, as a symbol of peace and harmony.
3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health & well-being Summit Regional Summit - (25 to 26 November 2014)
Students of our school along with the school counselor attended the 3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health and well being Summit - initiative of CBSE in collaboration with Expression India. The main focus of this summit was to sensitize the students towards various issues & concerns such as gender, environment, health & well being of the learners. It also aimed at strengthening the ideals enshrined in National Health Policy 1983 & the National Policy on Education 1986 as well as NCF 2005.
‘My Exam Plan - We track it, You Crack it’ - (19 November 2014)
Ms. Neelesh Budhiraja and Mr. Tarun Ravindran Co-founder of organization named ‘My Exam Plan’ took a workshop for the XII standard students. Where in they provided students of both the streams Medical & Non-Medical with indepth knowledge on various entrance examinations and also encouraged the students to look at their website for a quick comparison of exams in a simple and readable format.
Maths Workshop for Class XII - (19 November 2014)
Maths Workshop was held on 19 Nov. 2014 for students of Class XII in the School premises. Resource Person for the same was Dr. G. S.Tuteja, a renowned person in the field of Mathematics. The workshop highlighted the importance of mathematics in Under graduate courses and selection criterion for admission to various colleges. The students found the workshop very informative and gained a lot of information related to admission in various courses.
Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers - (15 November 2014)
On 15 November 2014 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Campus CBSE organised a workshop on Capacity Building for teachers on Stress Reduction Techniques. The workshop was taken up by Vyakti Vikas Kendra India (The Art of Living) and The Mental Health Foundation. It focused on managing stressful situations and facilitating the same in the students. The programme was to help teachers lead healthier, happier and potentially more successful in the teaching profession and handle students in a better way.
Englishg Workshop : Phonics, Spelling, Literacy & Dictionary - (11 November 2014)
Workshop covering various aspects of English language, such as phonics, spelling dictionary reading was held at St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh on 11 Nov. 2014. The programme coordinator Dr. Elaine Higgleton highlighted the importance of phonics in English language and gave tips on inculcating the same to the students. She also emphasized on spelling words correctly by using the techniques of ‘Mnemonics’. She explained the usage of dictionary in the classroom in a very interesting manner. Overall the workshop aimed at making the English language user friendly for the students.
Career Counselling Workshop - (3 November 2014)
The Career Counselling Workshop for class IX and X students was held by ‘Aakash Institute’ on 3 November 2014. The objective of the Exam was to identify deserving students so that they can be nurtured & groomed for higher level entrance exam. The students were briefed about Akash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE 2014) for Class X students.
Robotics Workshop - (31 October 2014)
A Robotics Workshop was held on 31 October 2014 in the school premises. The students of Level 1 were taught to assemble Motorized Robot, Level 2 were taught about Programming and Level 3and 4 were taught about Electronics and circuit making.
Emerging Challenges in Child Abuse and implementation of POSCO Act 2012 - (28 October 2014)
Workshop on Emerging Challenges in Child Abuse and implementation of POSCO Act 2012 - held on 28 October 2014. Children are the future of the Nation but in recent times we see a spate of violence against them in the form of physical, sexual & verbal abuse which has led to the implementation of various laws for safeguarding them.

In this regard the workshop on the topic “Emerging Challenges in Child Abuse & implementation of POSCO Act 2012 was planned by Forum of Public Schools in association with Expressions India which was conducted by Dr. Jitender Nagpal. The main focus of the workshop was on Law - ‘The Protection of children from sexual offences Act 2012’, (POSCO Act) which came into force with effect from 14 November 2012.

The act is comprehensive law to provide protection of children from the offences of sexual assult, sexual harassment and pornography, while safeguarding the interest of the child at every stage of judicial process, by incorporating child friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated special courts.
Canon Workshop - (16 October 2014)
A Canon Workshop was held on 16 October in the school premises. Students of were introduced to the different types of cameras, i.e., Digital, SLR and Compact and got to understand the difference between SLR & DSLR. They also learnt a lot about the preferred type of camera amongst different categories of users and for different purposes like Wildlife, Sports, Landscape, Portraits etc. Students also learnt camera’s technical aspects like, exposure, aperture, shutter speeds etc. They also got to handle different types of cameras and capture some pictures for posterity.
Workshop on Accountancy - (16 July 2014)
A workshop on Accountancy was organized by Sultan Chand & Sons on 16 July 2014 at Guru Harkrishan Public School, for Accountancy teachers. It was conducted by Resource Persons Dr. G. S. Grewal and Mr. R. K. Khosla. They spoke on ‘Revised Schedule VI of Companies Act 1956’ and recent changes in the pattern of Class XII CBSE paper. It was attended by Ms. Vandana Shah and Ms. Ruchika Paul.
Workshop by Commerce Teacher’s Foundation - (12 July 2014)
Committed to professional enrichment of commerce teachers and guide, support and acknowledge commerce students, Commerce Teachers’ Foundation (CTF), a non profit organization organized various workshops on changes in the curriculum and question paper design. The commerce Teachers Ms. Vandana Shah and Ms. Ruchika Paul attended the open house meet and the workshop on Business studies by upcoming author Mr. G.S. Alag at St. Thomas School, Mandir Marg, on 12 July 2014.
Workshop on Career Counselling and Vedic Maths (10 and 11 July 2014)
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In the second round, workshop on Vedic Maths was conducted wherein instead of verbally telling the advantages of Vedic Maths they held a practical discussion. They shared with the students few techniques which could help them solve mathematical problems quickly & efficiently. These included techniques to simplify multiplication & square roots.
Workshop on Career Counselling by Brigadier Rupinder Singh - (July 2014)
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Brigadier Commander Rupinder Singh an alumni of NDA, IMA Defence Staff College presently actively involved in war games & Defence Strategies regarding India’s Defence, took a Career Counselling Session and encouraged class XII students of all streams about career options in Defence Services after Class XII. Students found the entire session interesting & also clarified their queries.
Robotics Workshop - (8 July 2014)
The working of a robot from ancient times till 2050 was shown to the students of Class VI in the Robotics Workshop. A robot model was also shown to them which performed various tasks like walking, a 360o rotation movement of jaw. The resource person from IRC conducted the entire session.
In Service Teachers Training Programme - (17 to 19 May 2014)
To enhance Professional growth of teachers, an IN - SERVICE TEACHERS’ TRAINING PROGRAMME was conducted by St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri from 17th May to 19th May 2014. The Programme emphasised the need for improvement in pedagogy, attitude, technology & skill development to make education relevant in 21st century.

Seminar on ‘Communication Skills enhancement’ by Mr. Ajit Banerjee highlighted the importance of communication as a vital tool in today’s age. As the way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. The seminar highlighted the purpose of communication to elicit change, generate action, create understanding and inform a certain idea.

Components of communication explained to the audience such as encoding and decoding . Mr. Banerjee further highlighted the importance of listening as when we communicate we spend 45 % of our time listening. Enhancement of various ways of communication such as verbal, non verbal and written were also stressed upon. The teahcers embibed the valuable points given in the workshop.


Workshop on ‘Health and Nutrition’ by Mr. Dinesh Siddhu highlighted on the benefits of living a stressfree life and engaging oursleves in some form of exercise. The main highlight of this workshop was curing lifestyle diseases by chaning our life style from cure and control. As it was stressed repeatedly prevent the preventible and delay the inevitable. It was an eye opener workshop which highlighted the importance of positive mental attitude, adequate rest, food etc.

Workshop on Adolescent issues by Mr. Majumdar focussed on the various changes both mental and physical, which the teenagers undergo and how to address them in the best possible way. He stressed on the issues of teenage arrogance and frustrations and provided meaningful solutions.

Workshop on Bulletin Board Decoration by Ms. Silky provided the teachers with various tips to make the bulletin board more interesting and attractive. Important information on collage making was also provided.

Workshop on Teaching Prose & Poetry and the Art of story Telling by Ms. Tara Chadha. Ms. Tara Chadha, a former Reader at SPM College, Delhi University associated with Pearson Longman conducted a workshop on teaching prose & poetry & the art of story telling for teachers.

Workshop on Mathematical Skills by JODO GYAN - Jodo Gyan a non profit social enterprise organised a workshop on mathematical skills for primary teachers on 17th May 2014. Resource Person Ms. Pooja & Ms. Vandana introduced & explained innovative methods.

A workshop on Learning Disabilities was organised for the primary teachers as part of In-Service Training on 19th May by ORKIDS FOUNDATION, INDIA. The resource person Ms. Neha shared valuable information about the characteristics and behaviour of children suffering from learning disabilities like Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHA and sensory integration disorder. She advised teachers on how to identify such cases as well as deal with them in a sensitive manner. It was a unique and positive step towards understanding and helping such children as each child deserves the best.

Workshop on Science : (19th May 2014) - Workshop on Science by the eminent author Dr. Veer Bala Rastogi (Member of fellow of Academy of Zoology and being conferred the the distinguished Author Award by 2012 by the Federation of Educational Publishers in India) was conducted where the Speaker discussed about the effective ways of teaching Science & also shared concepts of various disciplines of Biological sciences like cell biology, gnetics & molecular biology.
Annual Conference organized by Forum of Public Schools - (3 May 2014)
Principal Mrs. Rama Sethi along with 5 teachers of our school attended the IV Annual Conference organized by 'Forum of Public Schools' at India International Centre on 3rd May titled 'Innovation : Creating a Culture'. The conference began with the introduction given by Mr. S. L. Jain about the imperative need of an innovative society which can only come about when the young minds start generating New Ideas as the demand and requirement of present times is based on 'Newness'. This was followed by enlightening discussion given by Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Chairman - All India board of management Education stressing on the requirement of making the children, learn how to think, understand & make a choice. He also made a remark on the use of technology without being dependent on it. He further stressed on the reading of literature to awaken the power of imagination in young minds. A case of falling apple was given by him as Newton thought differently when he saw the falling apple which led to the formulation of the Law of Gravitation. Prof. Debashish Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, explained the concept of innovation as a "non-verbal intelligence". And explained how Samachit (Equanimity of mind) is responsible for creating new things. He spoke of schools being "spaces and not as places".

This was further followed by the presentations on Best Practices by few schools who are using innovative methods in their institutions. Prof. Rama Mathews (Dean D.U.) spoke on the need to explain the concept of failure to students as inevitable part of life. Overall, it was an enlightening session which dealt with the crucial issues of child's personality pointing out that each child is unique and should be given the freedom to make choices and the teachers were suggested to replace the term "Don't Do with Yes you can" in their mental vocabulary.
Accountancy Workshop - (24 April 2014)
A Workshop on Accountancy by Dr. Balbir Singh was held on 24th April 2014. He spoke extensively on the topic ‘Movement of share prices of 5 selected companies for ten consecutive days’.
Project Search (TERI) - (24 April 2014)
St. Mark's School, Janakpuri - Project Search (TERI) : Click to EnlargeSixteen students from classes IV - VIII alongwith two teacher co-ordinators Ms. Neha Sood and Ms. Ritu Khurana attended TERI - Phase VI Launch Ceremony at IndiaHabitat Centre, Lodhi Road.

Children as well as teachers were motivated to take up TERI - Tetra Pak activities with full zeal and enthusiasm.
Workshop in Sachdeva Public School On Career in the field of Science - (24 April 2014)
The career counseling workshop "Eureka" was conducted by Centre for Career Development in Sachdeva Public school.

The focus of the workshop was to make students aware about the emerging disciplines within the field of science, which would eventually help them make informed choices about their career. The eminent speaker for the same was Mr. Jitin Chawla & others who spoke on emerging areas such as aironomics, aerospace, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, industrial robotics, marine science, oceanology and many more. The interaction was multimode, where the speakers interacted with students through the support of various media like videos, PPT Presentations followed by the question & answer round.
Author's visit at St. Mark's School, Janak puri - (11 April 2014)
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The session was taken pleasure in by one and all present in the Library. Princpal Ms. Rama Sethi also encouraged the students to read more to reach the heights.
Phonetics Workshop by Ira Sehgal - (31 March 2014)
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In which the teachers became aware of the various nuances of English language, their pronunciation etc.
Self Grooming Workshop by Ira Sehgal - (28 March 2014)
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Thus this workshop made the teachers more aware about themselves.
India Education Summit 2014 - (6 March 2014)
India Education Summit - 2014 was organized on 6th March 2014 at Taj Mansingh. Our Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher attended it which was based on the most debatable topic on Education Reforms and the Quest for Excellence. Dr. Shashi Tharoor - Minister of State - Ministry of HRD, Mr. A. R. Kohli - Former Governor, State of Mizoram, Prof. P. B. Sharma - Vice Chancellor Delhi, were the eminent speakers. The summit mainly focused on restructuring our educational system for facing global challenges.
New Age On-line
CBSE in collaboration with Tata Consultations Services Pvt. Ltd. organized a workshop on Online checking of answer scripts in St. Stephen Public School. The main aim of the workshop was to educate teaching fraternity about this high tech concept. The teachers enthusiastically learnt the invigorating methods of checking answer-sheets in an error-proof method. Five teachers of our school attended the workshop.
English Language Quality Standard’s Programme
Two teachers of our school attended the panel discussion organized by British Council on the topic “Impact of new technologies on Educational quality of English language”. The discussion focused on developing communicative skills and learners centered teaching skills.
22nd World Book Fair (15 to 23 February 2014)
Two teachers from our school went to 22nd World Book \Fair. The central theme of this year’s book fair was children’s literature and it was aptly themed “Kathasagar : Celebrating Children’s literature. The author’s interaction was the main attraction where the teachers interacted with Ruskin Bond and S. Anand (writer and publisher of ‘Bhinayana’). Writer Anuradha Chopra also spoke about her book “Freeze Frame”. Overall the fair presented India’s rich tradition of literature for children manifested in folk and oral story telling traditions, panchtantra, jataka tales to contemporary e books. It was an enriching experience indeed.
Safety Riding Training - (17 February 2014)
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Students of VII Std. participated in the "Safety Riding Training" organized by Delhi Traffic Police in association with Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

Trainers from associating company gave information regarding traffic rules, sign boards and various facts and figures showing the road accidents caused by two wheelers. The highlight of the entire programme was an innovative Electronic bike riding session for students in which they learnt the various nuances of safe driving. Finally the students received the participation certificates from the concerned authorities.
Disaster Management - Orientation Programme - (23 January 2014)
Orientation Programme on Disaster Management was held at Nishkam Seva Bhawan, which focused on School Safety & Disaster Management. The programme enlightened on various issues such as preparing the school Disaster Management plan, evacuation mapping and display of disaster management helpline no. 1077 etc. It was a comprehensive workshop which aimed at making school a Safety Zone.
Sanskrit Workshop - (7 to 12 January 2014)
Teachers of our school participated in the Sanskrit Workshop organized by ‘Sanskrit Samvardhan Sansthan’ from 7th to 12th January 2014. The teacher participants were Ms. Usha Lall and Ms. Adarsh Bahl.
Sanskrit Bharti Jhandewalan Workshop - (2 to 5 January 2014)
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In this workshop 150 teachers from different parts of India participated.

Shri Krishnan Shastri and Ms. Chand Kiran Saluja made the teachers aware of the new techniques of teaching including online teaching by computer.
CRISP (Consortium for research in school for Pedagogy) - CRISP Workshop - (16 November 2013)
Teachers of our school attended the Workshop by CRISP - the Consortium for research in school Pedagogy - a new Delhi based NGO held at Meera Model school. The workshop started with solutions aimed at Technology interventions to enhance learning. And also stressed on the fact that the quest is no longer “where to find the answer, but how to word the questions”.

The workshop also focused upon schools adopting and deploying Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and innovative teaching & learning tools in the classes. As the future destiny of India lies in her classrooms and many exciting possibilities and global resources exist today to provide an education that will be both transformative and empowering.
Workshop on EVS & Social Science - (16 November 2013)
F. K. Publications organized a workshop for teachers on EVS on 16 November 2013 at J. M. International School which focused on the use of various educational technologies - T.V., Video, Multimedia, ICT (Information Communication Technology) in teaching.

Social Science Workshop stressed on the current syllabus of NCERT & challenges in teaching methodology which are faced by teachers every day & provided ‘some solutions’. Various activities including debate - amongst the teachers were some highlights of the workshop. Ms. Deepa Haruray won a prize and was appreciated for her oratory skills.
British Council Workshop - (25 October 2013)
Teachers of our English Department attended a workshop organized by British Council on 25 October 2013. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Purti Kohli and Ms. Huma Narang from British Council. They emphasized on digital training for teachers regarding online sharing of study material and activities. They taught the exciting manner in which the school curriculum could be modified to meet International dimensions. The participants learnt about the various aspects of the International School Award Programme and thus felt enriched.
Glass Painting Workshop - (23 October 2013)
Glass Painting Workshop was conducted on 23 October 2013, by Ms. Upasna from ‘Pidilite Hobby Colors’ in the school premises. Students traced 5 - 6 diyas on the transparency sheets and used glass colours to colour them. The diyas were cut and strung together with floral wires to make beautiful wall hangings. Students enjoyed the activity immensely.
Leadership Development Workshop - (23 to 25 October 2013)
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Mrs. Alka Kher, Vice Principal of St. Mark’s School, Janak Puri attended & actively participated in a Leadership Development Workshop organized by British Council for 3 days i.e. from 23 to 25 October 2013. It laid stress on Leadership styles, Building team, Creating & Communicating a vision as well as on Building a great school culture.

All the sessions were very fruitful and informative. It was a great learning experience for all.
Cluster Workshop by Teri - (1 October 2013)
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Students of our participated in Cluster Workshop of TERI’s Project Search at Manav Rachna School, where they learnt the art of segregating dry wastes and maintaining sustainable development. They also took a pledge to help in maintaining cleanliness by actively participating in the ECO-Friendly efforts initiated by TERI.
Mother & Daughter Health & Hygiene Programme - (2013)
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Our school organized “Mother & Daughter Health & Hygiene Programme” for the girls’ students of Class VI & VII and their mothers in association with Proctor & Gamble in the school premises.

The programme comprised of three sessions :

a) Introduction & Interactive sessions (with bonding games between mother & daughter).
b) Mother’s education session.
c) Girls’ education session.

The audience was also made aware about the do’s & don’t to be followed like healthy eating habits, to avoid junk food, to do workout, to drink plenty of water etc. They enjoyed short informative film followed by an Interactive Question Answer session. Overall it was an informative programme.
Sixth Global Conference on Education - (25 September 2013)
Ms. Anupam Ganesh, Education Supervisor of our school attended the 6th Global Conference on Education on 25th September organized by Edu - solutions at IIC.

The core theme “Happiness & Higher Learning Methods : Strategies for a multi-disciplinary approach” was addressed by leading school psychologist Dr. Aruna Broota, consultant psychiatrist Dr.Jitendra Nagpal, progressive educator Ms. Jyotsna Bhardwaj, Career Counselor Mr. Jitin Chawla, and educationists Dr. Sanjeev Sharma Dean of Ansal University & Mr. Terrance Tan College Director, Raffles Millenium International and many others.

The conference was instrumental in building synergy and enabled all participants to understand critical factors in maintaining quality by applying different methods in the domain of education. It was a unique platform for educators, school leaders, psychologists, counselors to interact, share and enhance knowledge and skills to explore newer opportunities in raising the concept of “Education as Happiness” and “Education for Happiness.”
Hindi Workshop - (17 September 2013)
Hindi Department attended a workshop at Bal Bharati Public School on 17 September 2013 conducted by Mr. P. K. Jain (Hindi Teacher - Modern School). The new changes in the syllabus according to the CCE pattern were discussed. Tips and suggestions were given to the Teachers to incorporate them in their teaching methodology. Overall it was an informative and interesting workshop.
Forum of Public Schools Conference
The learning environment has changed dramatically. It is absolutely necessary that we all begin, to think beyond our educational environment.

The Forum had conducted a Conference on the theme : Education - ethics, arts, skills in changing the landscape. Our Principal, Ms. Rama Sethi, Vice Principal, Ms. Alka Kher, Education Supervisor Ms. Anupam Ganesh along-with few teachers attended the Conference. It was a privilege to hear the dignitaries Dr. Dinesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi, Mr. Prabhu Chawla who was the editor of Language Publications in ‘India Today’ news magazine, Dr. Amitabh Bagchi, a noted Literary Critic and an acclaimed writer and Dr. Rajni Kumar, the Chairperson and Founder Principal of Spring dales Education Society, a recipient of the Padma Shri.
Drawbacks of the Cyber World
An eye opener workshop on ‘Preventing Internet Abuse Online’ was organized by Mr. Jitin Chawla, an eminent educationist, Various sensitive issues like Cyber Bullying, Internet Fraud, Internet Addiction Disorder and Abuse of Net by Children were discussed through examples and videos. The session also dealt with tips for preventing child abuse and role of parents, teachers and students in increasing awareness about ‘Hazards of Internet Abuse’. The highlight of the session was information provided about various websites and software that can be used to control and stop the children from using inappropriate websites for e.g. : Net Nanny, Ask Jeeves kids, Safetyweb.com, Childsafety.org, Netsmartz.org, etc.
Creating a Practical approach towards Physics
The students of Class XII (Science Stream) became a part of the workshop conducted by Cool Junk Pvt. Ltd. aimed at creating a practical approach towards physics. A kit was provided to each student containing electronic devices (resistors, capacitors, LED’s etc.) along with manuals and DVD’s. This practical approach made electronics fun to learn, simple to understand and helped in assembling different electronic circuits. This workshop in a nutshell helped in developing problem solving capability, shaping thought processes and gave a different perspective of looking at science phenomenon happening around us.
Career Counselling
A Career Counselling Workshop conducted by Mr. Riteish Jain, Regional Head of Delhi and NCR was organized by IMS. The enthusiastic students were informed about the new courses such as BMS that has been combined with BBE, BBS and BFIA and about the best colleges that offer these courses. Mr. Jain also enhanced student’s knowledge by teaching some tricks of mathematics which could help them develop speed & accuracy.
Professional Enrichment Programme - (20 July 2013)
Commerce Teachers Association had organized a Professional Enrichment Programme in Accountancy on 20th July 2013 at Ahlcon Public School, which was attended by Ms. Vandana Shah & Ruchika Paul. The purpose was to update the teachers with the changes in curriculum necessitated due to the Revision in the Schedule VI of Companies Act. The Speaker and Resource person was Dr. S. C. Sharma, Retd., Associate Proff. and Head of Dept. of Commerce, C.R.M. Jat (P.G.) College, Hisar.
CBSE in Service Teachers’ Training Programme - (10 July 2013)
CBSE in Service Teachers’ Training Programme was organized by Prabhaav Learning Pvt. Ltd. on 10th July 2013 at Green Park, New Delhi. It was a workshop devoted to one day capacity building programme on Life Skills, Attitude, Values, Health & Well being Education in the Co-scholastic Gradation or evaluation of students in CCE which was attended by our teachers. It was activity based and covered all areas related to co-scholastic in an interactive manner.
Sahitya Kala Parishad - Summer Workshop - (19 May to 20 June 2013)
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Sahitya Kala Parishad’ had conducted a Summer Workshop in the school from May 19th to 20th June 2013. 50 children of 5 to 15 years had attended this workshop. On the basis of this workshop children have presented a play – “Hum Badey Kam Ki Cheez”, on 23 June 2013 in Shri. Ram Centre of Art & Culture.

Honorable Minister of Education, Delhi Mrs. Kiran Walia appreciated the presentation and gave away the certificates to the students.
Theatre Workshop - (21 May to 30 May 2013)
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A Theatre Workshop conducted by the Atelier Theatre Group for classes VI to IX was held in the School from 21 May to 30 May 2013. Mr. Kuljeet and Ms. Nikita of the Atelier group made the children learn the importance of voice intonation, body postures and eye contact, besides teaching them several other nuances of a performance. The children used their creative faculties to write the scripts themselves; the fairy world, world of tech, suspense of horror, all found their place in their creative palette.

The performances were thoroughly enjoyed by the parents, who came to cheer their children on the day of final performance.
Pidilite Creative Workshop - (17 to 20 May 2013)
Pidilite Creative Workshop was conducted from 17th to 20th May 2013 for classes IV to VIII in our school. More than sixty students participated in the workshop and learnt the art of ‘Tanjore Painting’ & ‘Shilpakar’.
Seminar on 4 Year’s Bacullerate Degree - (2 May 2013)
Seminar on 4 Year’s Bacullerate Degree organized by Delhi University (North Campus) addressed by Dr. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor of DU. Students got to know the highlights of the 4 year’s Bacullerate Degree, being introduced by the University from this academic year, was attended by the teachers and class XII students of our school on 2nd May 2013.
Learning Mathematics - (26 April 2013)
National Conference on ‘Learning Mathematics’ was organized by Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura on 26th April 2013. Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address. The aim of the conference was to spread awareness about innovation, new approaches in teaching and activity based learning. Parallel workshops on different topics were also conducted by different subject experts who encouraged the school teachers to implement innovative practices in classrooms – which was very beneficial for the teachers who attended this workshop.
Idea Exchange Programme - (20 April 2013)
The Indian Express” organized the “Idea Exchange Programme” with Mr. Neeraj Kumar - Commissioner, Delhi Police on 20th April 2013. Our students Sanjana Sharma of XII-A and Anurag Watts of XII-D accompanied by Teacher Incharge : Mr. Manoj Kumar Mishra attended it. Burning issues related to crumbling law and order situation in Delhi was a subject of concern. The questions raised by our students were appreciated by the Commissioner and reporters alike and were discussed at great lengths.
Which English ? Whose English ? - (17 April 2013)
The British Council organized a lecture by Dr. Tony Young, Head of Applied Linguistics at News Castle University, on 17th April 2013, in the British Council auditorium in New Delhi. The same was attended by the teachers of our school. The topic chosen for the lecture was ‘Which English ? Whose English?’ Dr. Young explored the nature of varieties such as American English, British English as a ‘Lingua Franca’ and ‘Local’ varieties like Indian English.
IAPT, RC-1, Annual Convention - (15 April 2013)
An Annual Regional Convention was organized by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) on 15 April, 2013 at Bal Bhawan, Bahadur Shah Marg, New Delhi.
The programme had the following components :

a) Professor Ved Ratna Memorial Lecture
b) Demonstration of innovative experiments
c) Paper presentation on ‘Frontiers in Physics’

This programme aimed at promoting physics & physics education in the region & also aimed at upgrading the quality of teaching of Physics. Moreover, it also encouraged the teachers to bring innovations in their teaching strategies.
Skill Development for the excellence of school Librarians - (14 March 2013)
Ms. Chhaya, attended the Seminar on “Skill Development for the excellence of school Librarians” on 14th March 2013. The seminar was organized by Ms. Usha Munshi (Librarian Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi). The seminar provided tips on “How to organize bookfairs, exhibitions, book week and book donation drive in school.

The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and upgradation by providing e-books, e-journals, e-newpapers was also stressed upon.
Art of Living - (3 February 2013)
More Public participation and responsibility in nation – building is needed” said Sri. Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living, while launching the campaign ‘Volunteer of a better India, on 3rd February 2013. Our school enthusiastically participated in the campaign by participating in the activity “My Idea for a better India”. Around 1400 students from Classes VI –XI participated in the paragraph writing competition and Pledge to volunteer and give one hour to nation.
Jaipur Literature Festival – (24 to 28 January 2013)
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, Asia’s leading Literature was attended by Ms. Monica Singh from 24th to 26th of January. It is a celebration of national and international writers and encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children workshops and lots of interactive activities.

A heated discussion was done by Prasoon Joshi and Shabana Azmi on the topic ‘Women’s Portrayal in media’. Javed Akhtar spoke in length about the vernacular languages such as Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindustani. Mr. Navtej Sarna spoke about the need of introducing the spiritual education in today’s time. But the real show stopper of the entire event was ‘His Holiness Dalai Lama’ who talked about peace & Love in today’s volatile times.
Inspire Science Camp 2013 – (21 to 25 January 2013)
An Inspire Science Camp 2013 was organized by Rajdhani College (Delhi University) with an initiated of DST government of India from 21st to 25th January 2013. Our five students of science stream namely Nitin Yadav, Akash Nasa, Akash Gupta, Rohit Arya and Parimal along with the teacher incharge Mr. A. P. Dubey attended the five days camp.

Eminent Scientist such as Prof. R. P. Tandon, Prof. Ajoy Ghatak, Prof. A. K. Ganguly, Prof. P. K. Joshi, Prof. Ashok Pandey, Dr. Praveen Saxena, Dr. Nishu and Prof. A. C. Pandey (Vice- Chancellor Bundelkhand University, Jhansi) had demonstrated live experiments and shared various important researches being done.

In that camp, on the spot science talk was conducted in which our student Akash Gupta won second prize and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 500/.
Career Aptitude Test
The Hindustan Times has successfully ventured into the field of education by launching ‘Studymate’ where subject experts guide and train students in different subject arenas. A team of counselors visited our school to conduct a written objective type test for classes VIII- XI, to analyze the strength and weaknesses of students in a particular subject area.
Times NIE Teachers’ Knowledge Meet
Teachers’ Knowledge Meet 2012, organized by Times NIE was attended by a teacher of our school. The theme of the event was ‘Health and Nutrition in school’ and the event was graced by many eminent personalities. The event began with a stimulating session of yoga led by Dr. Goswami who also enlisted the various benefits of yoga. Various topics such as healthy lifestyles, theatre education, right to Health were discussed at great length.
Accountancy Workshop
A workshop was conducted by Dr. Balbir Singh, a subject expert in Accountancy for students of class XII, Commerce Stream. He discussed various values and value based questions that can be asked in the subject of commerce.
Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) - (22 December 2012)
The Forum of Public Schools organized an informative and enriching workshop on PSA conducted by Ms. Neelima Sharma, Consultant (English) CBSE on 22nd December 2012. PSA will assist learners in acquiring higher order thinking skills, such as ‘Problem Solving’ & ‘Decision Making’. The workshop focused on incorporating Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Communication.
Mathematics Workshop - (21 December 2012)
On 21st December, 2012, a workshop was organized for students of class XII. Professor V. P. Jaggi Retd. HDD of D.C. E, Visiting faculty of IP University and writer of various engineering books was the speaker on the occasion. He spoke on various topics such as Intersection of planes, Intersection of planes and lines, Volume of parallopiped, scalar triple product. He explained various topics in a very student friendly manner and made them easy for the students, appearing for their Board Exams.
Workshop by Steven Rudolf on Multiple Intelligence and Multiple Nature - (8 December 2012)
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He categorized eight major intelligences and eight natures of children. The entire session consisted of finding the multiple personalities of every student and not bracketing them into smart or dull.

He also gave the principle of ‘RPRP’ i.e. right person at right place.

The entire workshop was an eye opener and made the educators work on discovering a child’s true potential.
Lalit Kala Academy - (1 December 2012)
35 of our talented student artists had the privilege to visit Lalit Kala Academy (Art Gallery) on 1 December 2012 where 187 artists, some of them renowned namely - Prof. Niren Sen Gupta, Mr. Jagdish Chandra, Mr. Jagmohan, Mr. Nigam, Mr. Amit Patel and many other national artists had displayed their works. This visit motivated and highly enhanced the artistic capabilities of our students in the field of fine arts.
English Language Teaching - (24 November 2012)
On 24 November 2012 teachers from our school comprising of Mr. Manoj Kumar Mishra and Ms. Pushpa Madhusudanan attended a Workshop on ‘English Language Teaching’ organized by Madhuban Educational Books Publisher under the able guidance of Ms. Shobha Lidder a highly acclaimed trainer’s trainer for English Language Teaching in India and abroad. Teachers were explained many innovative ways of teaching different aspects of English Grammar and creative writing.
Mr. Rob's Visit - (23 November 2012)
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Mr. Rob - The artist who mesmerizes the children with his artistic talent and creative streak while creating live characters or a ‘Big picture’ fascinated the young Markian’s who were overwhelmed with his visit to school on 23rd November 2012. They expressed their happiness by creating big banners for him and quietly listened to his life journey from a simple school boy to a famous and a loved anchor in Kids Pogo Channel.
Visit to Indo-German Urban Mela - (2 November 2012)
On 2 November, 4 students of our school went for the Indo-German Urban Mela to Indraprastha park to attend a quiz on sustainable development. The quiz was sponsored by Voith. Other than the quiz, the students got to see the development in chemical companies, solar car, future of air-crafts and much more. The students also got to see performances of various schools in the talent show there. It was a great learning experience.
Career and Educational Expo - (30 October 2012)
With loving care and support a child can achieve milestones and become a shining star. With this in view our school organized a Career and Educational Expo. On 30 October 2012. Various course providers and career counselors got together to enlighten the students of Std. X- XII about different career options. They conducted workshops, Psychometric testing and one to one guidance sessions not only for the students but also for the parents.
Career Counselling - (2012)
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Ex - St. Markians have successfully spread their wings and embarked on wonderful careers. Team ‘Connections’ the Old Students’ Association once again came forward to guide the students of Std. XI and XII in a CAREER COUNSELLING SESSION ‘FACE TO FACE’. Opening up doors to the future were Mr. Harsh Suri (2005) - ace Pilot and President of Connections; Dr. Ritu Bahl (1989) – Secretary and Homeopathic Doctor by profession and Mr. Pamil Bhutani (1995) treasurer of Connections. Their magnetic team consisted of well established people from the traditional professions to the modern high-tech ones. The students were motivated and guided by Dr. Rajiv Sharma (1992) – well known psychiatrist; Mr. Abhimanyu – engineer; Mr. Dhruv Dhall (2004) – competent DA; Mr. Rahul Yadav (2005) – Officer in coveted Merchant Navy; Mr. Kunal Lall (2000) from the enchanting field of media and broadcasting; Mr. Bhavuk Arora (2002) – the intriguing Ethical Web Hacker from International Security Services and Mrs. Nupur Mahajan (2004) – a professional councilor. The session proved to be an eye-opener to all where every student acknowledged their potential and felt an urge to achieve their dreams.
Commerce Teachers Association (CTA) organized a one day Professional Enrichment workshop - (29 June 2012)
Teachers are potent factors in Education. It is imperative that teachers acquire the totality of the information and qualities of education through instructions and training which maximize the development of and individual physically, mentally and morally. Teaching strategies acquired from seminars and workshops would be effective in the hands of effective teachers.

Keeping this objective in mind, Commerce Teachers Association (CTA) organized a one day Professional Enrichment workshop at SBDAV Public School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. On 29 June 2012 for Commerce teachers. Mrs. Ruchika Paul and Mrs. Vandana Shah, PGT Commerce attended the workshop which was aimed at providing useful insight and knowledge in the Project Work related to Business Studies and changes in the revised schedule VI for preparing Balance Sheet and Statement of Profit and Loss for Accountancy teachers. Resource persons Dr. Sandeep Sethi and Dr. D. K. Goyal did full justice to the workshop which helped nearly 160 teachers from Delhi and Haryana. Punjab and UP to upgrade their knowledge.
Workshop on Self Enhancement - (2012)
A ten hour programme especially designed for school students of classes IX and X by Spectrum Growth training Institute was in our school. The major areas covered in this Self Grooming programme were self assessment, body postures, personal grooming, hygiene, clothes & accessories , voice & Accent training, voice modulation and tone, body language & behavioural changes, communication skills, confidence building and persona changes. The programme concluded with theatrical enactments by the students and they also received the participation certificates.
Inspire Science Camp - (11 to 15 June 2012)
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The inspire camp was organized between 11th June to 15th June 2012 by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. It was sponsored by Department of Science, Ministry of Science. The event attracted more than hundred students from various parts of Delhi. Eminent scientists, lecturers, professors from various parts of country gave lectures on conventional pure science topics like Botany, experimental physics to applied sciences like mountain environmental science, etc.

On 14th June 2012, the students were taken for a visit to Inter University Accelerator centre. Coming here was like a dream come true for any young physics enthusiast.
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Summer Camp - (16 to 18 May 2012)
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Camelin Art & Craft Workshop for for Classes IV - VII from 16th - 18th May 2012 in the school premises where fifty students participated and performed creative work like Tie & Dye, Bread Craft and Texture & Sand Painting.

Art & Craft Creative Workshops were organized by NIE in St. Mark’s School, Janak Puri from 16th - 18th May 2012. Students of class V learnt the art of Sand Painting, for VIII std., Coffee & Glass Painting & for classes IX - X pottery and Newspaper craft.

A workshop for the parents was conducted on “Positive Parenting” by Times of India in the school (on 21st April). The main focus of the workshop was on building up the child’s Self-esteem which enables him to be a confident decision maker of future. The workshop ended with an interactive session in which the parents put forward their queries.
Empowerment of Science with Environment Education - (22 May 2012)
On 22 May 2012, a workshop on the theme Empowerment of Science with Environment Education was attended by Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia.
Innovative School Leaders Workshop - (16 May 2012)
Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia, attended an “Innovative School Leaders Workshop” at the KIIT World School on 16 May 2012. The workshop was envisioned by Microsoft and executed by Learning Links Foundations. The programme focused on providing tools and knowledge to school educators, on usage of IT so as to shape the 21st century learners.
CTA's fifth A.G.M. & a Workshop on Business Studies - (12 May 2012)
Commerce Teachers’ Association (CTA) held its Fifth A.G.M. as well as a workshop on Business Studies for the member teachers on 12th May 2012 at Bal Bharati Air Force School, Lodhi Road. Ms. Ruchika Paul, PGT Commerce attended the meeting. Various important issues were discussed and decisions made on membership criterion, Commerce Olympiad, felicitation function etc. Later, Dr. Minoo Nandarajog, Reader in Commerce, DESSH, NCERT, Dr. Anand Saxena, Reader DDU College and Dr. M. M. Goyal, Principal, PGDAV College, DU conducted the workshop.
Annual Conference on 'Learning for Life Changing Education Paradigms' - (5 May 2012)
An annual Conference on ‘LEARNING FOR LIFE CHANGING EDUCATION PARADIGMS’ was organized by Forum of Pubic Schools was held on 5th May 2012 at India International Centre, New Delhi. Ms. Alka Kher, alongwith five teachers attended the Conference. The Chief Guest Mr. Vineet Joshi, CBSE Chairman, Ms. Nalini Singh, a well known journalist , other eminent personality, Prof. M. M. Pant , a lawyer by profession and deeksha Guru, Mr. Steven Rudolf gave ideas on building rockstar teachers for future learning & shared their interesting experiences of guiding the students. The speakers enlightened the audience about the importance of teaching the students to do well holistically in all domains of life. They emphasized that every child has immense potential which need to be recognized, explored and honoured.
Workshop for Managing Anger - (26 April 2012)
A workshop for students on the topic ‘Managing Anger’ was conducted by Times of India in the school. The Resource person Ms. Ira Sehgal discussed the major anger - provoking causes and gave alternate ways of responding to avoid the aggression. The major emphasis was laid on consequences of the students were made to differentiate the effects of aggressive and non - aggressive acts.
Workshop for Positive Parenting - (21 April 2012)
A workshop for the parents was conducted by Times of India in the school on 21st April 2012. The topic was ‘POSITIVE PARENTING’.

The speaker, Mrs. Jayashree Mehta addressed the parents with issues that are experienced in the course of parenting. The main focus of the workshop was on building up the child’s self-esteem which enables him to be a confident decision maker of future. It was emphasized that the parents are the real role – models for their children and their actions and ideas are mirrored by their young ones. The significance of parent’s communication skills and interpersonal relationship was also elaborated.

At the end, an interactive session took place where the parents put forward their experience and were discussing the ways of improvement for a better & positive parent-child relationship.
Face to Faith Teacher Training Workshop - (10 April 2012)
Tony Blair Faith Foundation organized a Face to Faith Teacher Training Workshop at the Indraprastha World School on 10 April 2012. The workshop was attended by Ms. Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia. The workshop was organized to enable the teachers acquire the skills and techniques needed to implement the Face to Faith programme effectively.
Art of living Workshop for teachers - (30 March 2012)
In order to enhance the professional as well as personal growth a workshop for teachers was conducted by Art of Living on 30 March 2012. The Resource person Ms. Vijay Lakshmi enriched the teachers on the issue of "Creating Stress Free Classroom Environment".
Workshop on Stress Management - (28 March 2012)
Stress being a major medical problem in contemporary times. A workshop was held in our school on Stress Management where in the speaker laid emphasis on exercising for relieving mental stress, eating well balanced diet, nutritious meals & maintaining ideal weight.
Workshop on Behaviourial Problems - (26 March 2012)
Interactive workshop where in various contemporary behavioural problems were discussed & solutions found.
Innovative Modes of Assessment and Learning Techniques - (23 March 2012)
The Teacher Incharges of Commerce Department Ms. Vandana Shah and Ms. Ruchika Paul of our school attended the workshop on Accountancy and Business Studies for class XI and XII held at Sadhu Vaswani International School on 23rd March, 2012. Resource persons Dr. S. K. Bhatia and Dr. Vikas Vijay imparted valuable information on how to make learning process effective as well as long lasting CBSE guidelines on evaluation of Project work and the latest changes introduced in the new curriculum were made known to the faculty members.
A Workshop on Micro-Scale Chemistry - (24 & 25 February 2012)
A workshop on Micro Scale Chemistry was organized by KIIT World School, Pitampura on 24th & 25th Feb. 2012. Mrs. Suresh Kumari (PGT Chemistry) attended the workshop. Micro Analysis workshop was conducted by Prof. Hari Om Gupta with special emphasis on controlling environment pollution. Introducing Micro Analysis Kit in schools and explained the techniques of using Spot Test for organic analysis.
Science Tools in Education - (13 January 2012)
Continuing with the efforts to provide in service enhancement, a workshop for primary teachers was conducted on 13 January 2012 on the topic Science Tools in Education by A. K. Chakravarty, Dy. Director of Education (Retd.) Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The Resource person demonstrated how day to day products can be used as innovative tools to build curiosity, enthusiasm and enhance practical learning among students.
Workshop for Primary Teachers - (30 December 2011)
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Ganit Gurooz workshop on ‘Number Sense Challenges and Strategies’ was conducted by the founder chairperson Dr. Atul Nischal (a doctorate in Mathematics from U.S.A). Ganit Gurooz is the largest web resource for Maths teachers and a recipient of the ‘Manthan Award South Asia 2010’ for innovation in E-learning for teacher training.

Workshop aimed at explaining number sense and how it is different from number skills. He emphasized on the role of primary teachers to create a sound foundation of mathematical ideas in a child starting from abstract to numbers.

Overall the workshop provided the teachers an insight and ways to help students overcome the challenges they face in developing number sense.
Physiotherapy for teachers- (27 December 2011)
Keeping in mind the health and well being of our teaching staff, the school organized a workshop on "Occupational Health Hazards" by Dr. Deepti Chhabra, an alumni of St. Mark's School on 27 December 2011. Dr. Deepti explained the medical problems related to teaching profession and how awareness about correct posture and simple exercises could prevent such disorders. She also demonstrated these exercises which when done regularly could improve the physical health of a person. She also carried out detailed examination of each and every teacher and gave the personalized guidance.
Worksop on Paper Quilling - (28 December 2011)
Aiming to sharpen creative skills amongst teachers, Paper Quilling workshop was conducted by Hindustan Times on 28 December 2011. The teachers enjoyed and participated enthusiastically to create animal figures and landscape using paper quilling techniques.
Workshop on World of Electrons - (24 December 2011)
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SMS, Janakpuri - Workshop on World of ElectronsTo make the so called dreaded subject of Physics easier for the students and also to give them hands on experience, S.M.S janakpuri organized workshops for both students and teachers.

A ‘Hands on Electronics and Technology Programme’ on 24 December 2011 introduced – The ‘World of Electrons’ to 50 teachers from approximate 30 schools in collaboration with ‘The Forum Of public Schools’.

Suraj Prakash (Patron, Forum of Public Schools) emphasized on the need of bringing new methods of teaching into practice for learning, specially in otherwise tough subjects like Physics.

The initiative taken by Vice Principal, Ms. Alka Kher was appreciated by one and all.

Mr. Gurpawan Mand CEO, Cool Sunk Technology was the resource person. During the workshop all the teacher participants got a first hand experience to utilize the ‘DIY – Do it yourself Kit’. By using this kit they made various circuits using the components and could unravel the difficult and enigmatic concepts.
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Mr. Gurpawan Mand CEO, Cool Sunk Technology was the resource person. During the workshop all the teacher participants got a first hand experience to utilize the ‘DIY – Do it yourself Kit’. By using this kit they made various circuits using the components and could unravel the difficult and enigmatic concepts.
World Management Congress - 2011
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Workshop on Interactive Teacher Training - (21 to 23 December 2011)
An Interactive Teacher Training Workshop was conducted on 21st and 23rd December 2011, on the topic –“Teachers as innovative Mentors”. The initiative was taken by the Promise group which deals with the training in Personality development and 21st century life skills. The speaker of the day was Mr. Lokesh. N. Darira.

The workshop focused on the development of soft skills in the teacher which helps to create a class culture and an effective motivation spirit in the students.
Hindi Workshop –‘Sambhodan’ - (17 December 2011)
Hindi workshop for teachers was organized in Colombia Junior School, Vikaspuri on 17th December 2011. The main aim of this workshop was to make the teachers aware of the new teaching methods and also various techniques were suggested to make the learning easier for the students. Various queries of the teachers were solved by the coordinator Dr. Pradeep Jain.
A workshop on Candle Decoration - (8 November 2011)
The Hindustan Times organized a workshop in our school related to candle decoration on 8 November 2011 for students of class IV. It was conducted by a skilled professional who taught different innovative ways of decorating a candle. It was an enthralling and encouraging workshop where students learnt various artistic skills.
Workshop on Hygiene and First Aid - (8 November 2011)
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The school in collaboration with ‘Young concepts india Incorporated’ conducted a workshop on Hygiene and First Aid in self wound care for students of classes III to VII on 8th November 2011.

Information about First Aid and Self and hand Hygiene was given in the form of a skit by clown and his buddy.
A workshop in Newspaper Craft - (8 November 2011)
A workshop on Newspaper Craft was conducted by Times of India on 8 November 2011 for the students of class VIII to sensitize students about the newspapers before it is sent for recycling. The workshop taught the students how to make an elephant mask, various folding and cutting methods to make the most out of a waste newspaper to decorate their projects, class boards, festival decoration, etc.
Workshop on Effective Teaching of English Language - (5 November 2011)
On 5th November 2011, a workshop on Effective Teaching Of English Language was conducted by Mrs. Mohini Ghosh for Cardova Publications Pvt. Ltd. at Bosco Public School, Sunder Vihar.

The four basic skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening were emphasized with the help of audio-visual aids. Along with uninterrupted reading of text, stress was laid on speaking and listening skills.
National Summit
Ms. Anupam Ganesh, attended the National Summit on the theme "Building a Safe and Caring School" organized by ICTRC. the objective of the summit was to understand the dynamics of building a safe and caring school since in the contemporary socio-educational context, socializing role of school is becoming as much important as academics. The panel of counsellors and educationists discussed various ways of forging a strong bond of a child with a competent and caring adult to help make the child resilient, disciplined and capable of surviving in adversity.
A workshop on Table Manners - (October 2011)
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The workshop focused on the rules of etiquette while catering. It also educated the students about the appropriate ways of using cutlery on the table and how to make use of social graces while dining.
Workshop on Vedic Mathematics - (11 October 2011)
A workshop on Vedic Mathematics was conducted by Ms. Aditi Singhal on 11th October 2011 at SMS Meerabagh. The workshop was useful in understanding how vedic maths, primarily for mental calculation has the potential to solve complicated problems with the least amount of effort, without the use of calculators.
Visit to Agricultural Science Museum - (28 September 2011)
A visit to Agricultural Science Museum was organized on 28th September 2011 for the students of class X. The Museum was fully equipped with basic concepts of Agricultural Science in a more practical way. The students learnt various topics such as evolution of man. Indus Valley Civilization, various seasons and festivals associated with agriculture. They were shown 3D movie regarding agricultural – festivals, different live models were shown to the students. Himani Gupta (X D) and Ankita Wadhwa (X D) were interviewed by the reporter of Rajya Sabha.
Workshop on Archery
To hone the skills of Archery in students a workshop was held in our school for students of classes VI-VIII held by ‘Delhi Archery Association‘ in collaboration with Indian Express.
Workshop on PEC Card - (24 September 2011)
Ms. Ritu Khurana and Ms. Manju Wadhwa attended a workshop on PEC Cards (Physical Education Cards) - 'Exercising the Body and the Mind' organized by KIIT World School, Saraswati Vihar on 24 September 2011 by Dr. Mukesh Kohli an eminent resource person.

The teachers were divided into groups in which they performed various activities. they were briefed about the PEC Cards and its objectives. The teachers participated in a variety of sport activities and learnt how to assimilate sports in their teaching style. It was a great learning experience.
Workshop on CCE - (24 September 2011)
A workshop on CCE was organized by Ratna Sagar Pvt. Ltd. On 24th September 2011 in St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh. It was an interactive session showing emphasis on various activities to be introduced in the class – room learning process to make education more lively and productive.

Ms. Anupam Ganesh, Ms. Poonam Bhatia and Ms. Suman Chauhan attended the Workshop.
Convention for School Counselors - (22 September 2011)
Convention for School Counselors was organized by Institute of Counselor’s Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC) on 22nd of September 2011 and was attended by Mrs. Anupam Ganesh and Ms. Abha Sareen.

The topic of the day was PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF AGGRESSION IN SCHOOL CHILDREN.

The sessions were preceded by eminent speakers- Dr. V. S. Ravindran (Director ICTRC), Prof. R. K. Shashwat (NCERT), and Dr. Jaya (Educational Psychologist).

The session focused on How to Save an Aggressive child by highlighting the major causes of aggression in school and then stating the techniques for management of such behavior.

The prominent duty of the counselor is to guide a child to a goal in life and that is the ultimate solution to manage a child.
Workshop conducted by Income Tax Officers - (25 August 2011)
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A team of 5 officials, comprising of Mr. Rajesh Yadav Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mr. Shashi Kumar Sharma Income Tax Officer and Mr. B. Suresh, Mr. Solanki and Mr. Satbir Singh Inspectors Income tax conducted a workshop to educate and inform students regarding taxation and related matters.

And a subsequent visit by class XII students to the Income Tax Office (ITO) on 2nd September 2011 where the Commissioner of Income Tax New Delhi Mr. Luv Saxena introduced the concept and system of taxation with the help of an attractive and knowledgeable presentation and solved the queries regarding taxation and Career options of the students.
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In order to make the parents aware of the Learning Disabilities and for their early identification an interactive workshop was organized on “Specific Learning Disability – Identification and Management of Children” organized by ‘ Beautiful Mind Clinic’- Janakpuri. The presentees were an expertise in the field of psychiatry namely Dr. Rajiv Sharma M. D. AIIMS, Dr. Kala Sengupta and the team.

The workshop was meant for both teachers and parents with an endeavor to help the children “needing” it and not just “seeking” it. An interaction with both teachers and parents helped in the identification of situational problems as well. This made the workshop a success.
Workshops - Career Counselling ... A sesison by Mr. Jatin Chawla - (22 and 25 July 2011)
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The session for Class X included strategies and skills for effective studying, wherein tips on concentration, memorizing, time management and self motivation were given. This session was concluded by listing of career options to the students.

The session for Class XI & XII Science Streams included a presentation named - Science Safari, which highlighted various career options for science students. Both the sessions were very informative for the students as it set forth a plethora of career options and various institutes related to it.
Workshop by Commerce Teachers Association - (30 May to 14 June 2011)
Commerce Teachers Association has been consistently making efforts to empower its faculty members and towards this endeavour, a comprehensive training programme during the summer break was organized by them. The main theme was to familiarize the teachers with computerized accounting in association with GAAP at its Patel Nagar Center from 30 May to 14 June 2011.

Workshops on Accountancy - were conducted on 14th May 2011 and 21st May 2011. Speakers were eminent personalities from the commerce field, namely Dr. G. S. Grewal and Dr. Balbir Singh. Ms. Vandana Shah, (teacher from commerce department) of our school attended the workshops.
Workshop on different Art Forms - (18 to 21 May 2011)
80 students drawn from classes III to V attended a workshop organized by Pidilite in the school premises on 18 and 19 May 2011. The workshop gave them opportunity to indulge in various types of painting namely Ceramic painting, Madhubani painting, Fabric painting & Terra Cota painting.
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A 'Camel Creative Workshop' was organized for students of Classes VI to VIII on 20th & 21st May 2011 in the school premises. 60 students were privileged to understand the nuances in Canvas painting, Coffee painting, Crackle painting, etc.
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Annual Conference - (9 April 2011)
The teachers of the school along with the Principal Ms. Rama Sethi and Educational Supervisors Ms. Anupam Ganesh and Ms. Inderpreet Kaur attended the Annual Conference on 3 R’s in Education

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Organized by Forum of Public Schools on 9th April 2011.
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» This conference aimed at transforming the schools and communities in India and around the world.
» The forum advocated that Principles need to be successful 21st leaders to achieve the highest results for children, families and communities.
» It also focused on Design and technology in today’s teaching learning environment.

It was divided into three sessions with the keynote address given by Vice Chancellor Prof. S. K. Sopory (V.C J.N.U)
  :: The first session was on the use of Information and Communication technology by – Dr. Harish Chaudhary.
  :: The second session stressed on Marching towards 21st Century by Chitra Ravi.
  :: The third Session was on Design in Education by Mrs. Kiranbir Sethi followed by the question and answer session.
Work shop on Philately : A passion of stamp collection - (21 January 2011)
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On 21st January a workshop on ‘Indepex 2011’ was conducted by renowned philanthropist expert Mrs. Savita Jhigan – it showcased the various phases of stamp collection beginning from pre-independence era to the post-independence one which was exhibited audio – visually. Quiz was also conducted for the students of VI to IX.
Workshop organized by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. - (4 December 2010)
Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. organized a workshop on ‘How to Get More from a Textbook’ on 4th December 2010 at Columbia Foundation School, Vikas Puri. The workshop was conducted by Mrs. Urmila Chowdhury.

The workshop explored the different ways of teaching the Literature text book to enhance comprehension, teach language and also develop a love for reading in the students. Different activities were suggested, like role playing, puzzles and card games to encourage team work and also improve spoken English among students. Thus encouraging teaching of literature in a fun filled manner.
Sky Tonight - (1 November 2010)

Leo planetaria organized portable digital planetarium show 'SKY TONIGHT' on 1st November 2010. 148 students from Classes VI to VIII watched the show. The show was based on learning through entertainment. It gave an exposure to the students about the fascinating universe. The objective of the show was to motivate the students to learn and understand more about space science so that they can pursue it as a hobby and career. It was an exhilarating experience for the students of our school.

Leaders of Tomorrow Meet
Tagore International School Vasant Vihar organized the third round of interactive meet in November 2010, an initiative which took birth in 2008.

Its theme for the present year was 'Ordinary people - Extraordinary Determination'. It was meant to provide and inculcate leadership skills and a common platform to discuss value of determination in leadership.

Two representatives from our school Nidhi Kapoor (Vice Head Girl) and Pranav Jain (Vice Head Boy) attended this meet. In the words of Nidhi, "The experience was a novel one and the student participants were given an opportunity to participate in a given situation of political complexity and asked to provide a solution" .

They were enthusiastic about the whole experience and were hoping to repeat it in the coming years.
Theatre Programme
Students from V – IX are enrolled in the Atelier Kidz – programme. The programme comprised of various activities such as workshops, celebrity talk, enacting the text. The students learnt the basics of theatre, improvization & enactment. They had a lifetime experience for realizing their potential of self, stage & their relationship. The workshops were conducted by experts from the theatre world – Mr. Kuljeet, Ms. Leena, Mr. Nitin. Students also got an opportunity to interact with Mr. Suresh Shukla, a well known theatre & cinema actor.
Scholastic – Story Telling Night - (22 October 2010)
Students of our school attended a story telling session organized by Scholastic, as part of their 90th anniversary celebration, on 22nd October 2010 at the Amphi Theatre of India Habitat Centre. The students enjoyed the stories narrated by four story tellers drawn from various walks of life. The enthralling interactive session with the story tellers under the starry sky was a great experience for our students.
Workshop on Specific Learning Disabilities and Inclusive Education - (25 September 2010)
A workshop on specific learning disabilities and inclusive education was organized by the Forum of Public Schools on 25th September 2010 at New State Academy School, Pitam Pura. The resource person of the workshop was Dr. Jitender Nagpal and his team, including Special Educators, Psychologists and occupational therapist. It was attended by the Educational Supervisor Mrs. Anupam Ganesh & the school counsellor Ms. Abha.

The workshop basically focused on the understanding of various types of learning disabilities and Attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Various classroom screening measures were discussed and alarming tips were given to the primary teachers. Points of remedial intervention were also suggested and its implementation in class was explained.

Importance of inclusive education and its set up was also taken up by them and few points of consideration for such sit up are :

» Special Education and Remedial teaching for all the special cases in school.
» Modified and objective type question papers.
» Vocational training center especially for special cases.


It was a useful session in terms of understanding the theoretical background & bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Planetarium show - (2 August 2010)
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Planetarium show was organized in the school for the students of classes IV & V on 2nd August 2010 to give an exposure about the fascinating universe. The children were shown Princess Andromeda Constellation show. Students won prizes in the quiz that followed the show. The students were able to relate their knowledge with the real sky and inculcate scientific temperament through the entertaining activity as they could see the universe in the Dome.
Vist to Parle - G Factory - (30 June 2010)
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A visit to the Parle – G factory at Bahadurgarh was organized for students of class V by Times of India – NIE on 30 June 2010. Students were first shown a documentary on the ‘World of Parle-G’. They were taken around the huge factory where baking, packing and storage of biscuits and toffees was going on. The fresh smell of biscuits was very tempting. On their way back, children were given gift hampers. The children enjoyed the trip.
Workshop on Aerobics - (2 May 2010)
Workshop on Aerobics
On 11 May 2010, a workshop on Aerobics was conducted by NIE-TOI for the students of class V. Some dance steps were taught as a part of aerobics to the students.
Inspire - Summer Science Camp - (5 to 9 July 2010)
A Science Camp ‘INSPIRE’ - (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) was organized from 5th to 9th July, 2010 at Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences University of Delhi for the merit holders of class X in the CBSE Examination Session : 2009-10. This programme was sponsored & managed by the Deptt. of Science & technology Govt. of India.

Lectures on various topics like biomedical sciences, Electronics Robotics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Microbiology, Physics, Polymer Sciences, Genetic Engineering etc. were delivered by the top & experienced faculty from DU, JNU, AIIMS, IUPAC, ICAR, BCIL, SIIR etc.
Educational visit to DMS, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - (29 to 30 April 2010)
Students of class VIII visited Govt. of India, DMS, Milk Plant at West Patel Nagar, New Delhi on 29th and 30th April 2010. The Visit was a great success as this had helped the students to gain the First Hand Practice information about the Quality Control, Production and Cold Storage of milk products.
Hriday Shan (22 October 2009)
On 22nd October 2009, ‘Doordarshan’ and ‘Hriday Shan’ held a talk show on the topic – Road Safety - ‘Drinking and Driving’. It was presided over by Dr. K. S. Reddy. Class XI students from our school participated in the talk.

They talked about their own experiences on the road and how to reduce the menace of drinking while driving and the same was telecasted on D.D National on the 7th of November 2009.
Sensitization on Climate Change
Our school students participated in the “Sensitization on Climate Change” organized by The Energy & Research Institute (TERI). The resource person Ms. Ranjana Saikia demonstrated the influence of global warming & climate change on both environment and human life. It showed the effects of recent climate change on rising sea levels, glacier retreat, arctic shrinkage, and altered patterns of agriculture because of human activities. Some of the visible affect include extreme weather events, an expansion of tropical diseases, changes in the timing of seasonal patterns in ecosystems, and drastic economic impact.

The seminar emphasized on preventive measures like reduction in the use of non-renewable sources. This will have a positive affect on the health and well being of the people.
Young Scholar Workshop
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri had organized a workshop in which young scholars from RBI had come to spread financial literacy through power point presentation to the students from IX to XII.

60 students actively participated in the interactive session and successfully brought about awareness about the financial sector amongst the youth.
Workshop on Career Counselling
A workshop on Career Counseling was conducted in association with TIMES NIE to sensitize class XII students about diverse career options available after class XII. Renowned career consultants like Ms. Vandana Tandon (TIMES group) and Mr. Nikhil (AHA academy) highlighted about the MOBS (Makeover Business School) programme an initiative of AHA. MOBS secure admission to for students to a Business Management Degree conducted by L.S.B.M. which is awarded by University of Wales, U.K. It is a unique transformation training programme that provides a blend of academic excellence and persona enhancement.
Climate Eduxchange initiation Workshop
This workshop was organized by The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) in Fr. Agnel school. It was attended by our teacher Neha Sarin accompanied by Chhavi Khurana XI C, Aman Gupta XI B and Abhishek Sharma XI B.

The objective of the program was to spread awareness among the youth of India, mainly students. The program desires to use ICT (Information Communication Technology) to provide students a way to share their thoughts on how climate change is affecting our life and how India can contribute towards sustainable development through sincere efforts. The program will be extended to students from class V to XI and 50 schools in each city will be divided into five clusters and one school from each cluster will become the nodal centre.
Lecture on FMM (Financial Market Management)
The school organized a lecture on the new stream (F.M.M.) introduced by the CBSE for the parents of students appearing in the class X examinations.

Dr. Balbir Singh, a famous resource person and authority in the field of Accountancy and Financial Markets addressed the gathering and provided valuable insight into the subjects, teaching objectives and future prospects of this course. Dr. Singh also emphasized on the need of constructive changes and improvements in the syllabi of different subjects of Commerce Stream.
IAFA 2009
The students of our school attended a workshop on IAFA 2009, World’s First Ad Film award for 11 to 19 year olds. The participants were shown a presentation on ad filmmaking so that they are well prepared technically to execute a job of an Ad Filmmaker.

The following students attended the workshop :

1. Anant Jain, XII B
2. Yuganshu Kathuria, XII C
3. Anant Singh, IX D
4. Ronita Kanwar, IX D
5. Seerat Dheer, VII B
6. Anagha Paranjpe, VII D

Workshop on First Aid - (20 April 2009)
Our school organized a programme on “First Aid in self wound Care” by Win Medicare on 20th April 2009. The aim of the programme was to help young minds to learn to take care of themselves and others in the hour of need and learn to be self reliant, safe and healthy. The information on First Aid was presented in a lively way for the children through a skit by a clown-cum-magician and his buddy.
Workshop on First Aid Workshop on First Aid Workshop on First Aid
The students of class III participated in the interactive session during the workshop with great enthusiasm. Each child was given a poster on First Aid and a wrist band.
Application of Multiple Intelligence - (12 September 2009)
Max fort School, Dwarka, organized its Annual Seminar "Legacy" on 12th September 2009. The topic this year was "Multiple Intelligence. From Theory to Practice".

It was an enriching seminar in which the concept of multiple intelligence was explained.
C.C.E in Literature
A workshop was conducted by Oxford Publications regarding effective English teaching based on the new CCE (Continuos Comprehensive Evaluation) System as it was attended by the teachers from primary, middle and senior classes. It was an enriching learning experience for everyone.
“Drama for effective learning”
A two day workshop on using Drama for effective Learning in the Mainstream Classroom was conducted by Learn Today which laid emphasis on using drama as a technique for learning in the different subject areas and to create a dynamic, interactive environment in the classroom.
“From teaching to enabling Assimilation”
Rama Krishna mission, New Delhi organized a workshop on the theme.”From Teaching to enabling Assimilation”. Mr. V.Srinivas discussed the role of teacher. The most meaningful was to create the ability to spot situation in the world where this Knowledge is pulled out from knowledge base and used as a tool or a method of action in the students.
Maths Workshop – Word Problems - (19 September 2009)
A workshop on Maths Word Problems was conducted by Judo Gyan on 19th September 2009 at the Judo Gyan Resource Centre, Hauz Khas. Our teachers attended the workshop which dealt with the importance of word problems and how to use them in real life situations. It emphasized on the importance of word problems that deal with situations that child is familiar with. A group activity for teachers was also conducted related to different situations a child faces in classroom and at home. Overall it was an interesting experience.
Social Service & E.V.S Workshop - (12 September 2009)
Primary teachers attended a Social Science and E.V.S workshop on 12th September 2009 organized by Madhuban Educational Books. Resource person Ms. Punam Singhal informed about the three categories of learners – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic and laid Importance to recognize them by addressing, specific needs of these categories. She made the workshop lively and interesting.
Effective Learning - (11 to 12 August 2009)
A two day workshop on “Using Drama for Effective Learning in the Mainstream classroom” was conducted by Kriti Sharma at Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj. It was organized by ‘Learn Today’ and laid emphasis in using drama as a technique for learning in the different subject areas to create a dynamic, interactive environment. Ms. Anupama Sikri and Ms. Suman Chauhan attended the workshop on 11th and 12th August 2009 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Classroom Management - (25 to 27 July 2009)
Our school organized a workshop on “Class room Management” enhancing teaching for tomorrow – “The primary teaching faculty participated in this 3 day workshop (from 25 - 27 June 2009).

The workshop comprised of different modules – namely teaching attitudes & styles, teaching strategies & skills & class room management process. The training activities were based on case studies and concept boards which were discussed both individually and in groups. The exercises & quizzes on the content material were quite interactive and triggered a variety of responses.

The entire module stimulated the teachers to review & introspect there own attitudes, skills & techniques towards effective teaching learning experience. The modules were pre designed and the trainer Ms. Meenu Gulati kept to the given time schedule. However, some real life experiences and problems related to the dealing with special cases could have been taken up. A few fun games could also have been added in the schedule.
Workshop on 'Emergency preparedness for school health workers' - (27 February 2009)
Workshop on Emergency Preparedness for School Health Workers was attended by Ms. Annamma held at Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon on 27 February 2009. The emergency guidelines are meant to serve as basic information for school health provider, in order to perform safely and effectively, skills should be learnt and practiced in the presence of trained Doctors especially in Aasthma Allergy and Epilepsy and taking care of school emergencies.
Report on Career Workshop - (28 January 2009)
A workshop was conducted at Netaji Subhash Institute of Management Sciences on 28 January 2009 by Mr. Jatin Chawla, Aruna Broota, Aditya Jain and Narender Kaul. The objectives of the workshop were to aware teachers/counselor regarding emerging options in various careers, changing mind sets of students', new study opportunities within and outside India.

The programme was an eye opener for counselors/teachers to effectively handle students queries on career and help them being successful.