School notes

Eight students and a teacher represented the school at the International Friendship Week organized by Nyborg Friskole,Nyborg,Denmark.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 28, 2012 10:05:44 pm

St Mark’s School students visit Denmark

Eight students and a teacher represented the school at the International Friendship Week organized by Nyborg Friskole,Nyborg,Denmark.

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

Not only did they get to know about the Danish education system and the Danish lifestyle,they also got a glimpse of the education systems of Singapore,Japan,Germany and Italy as they interacted with students from these countries as well.

The students were also taken to visit several castles –Egeskov castle,Nyborg Castle,etc.,to name a few. The students also took part in a photo safari.The students attended a musical staged by the students of the host school Nyborg Friskole-Moulders Melody.

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

The delegation comprised of Mayank Sharma (9D),Mayank Rawal (9D),Garwit Gawri (9A),Chirag Chawla (10 E),Palak Hajela(10E),Tanya Gupta (10A),Shibangi Arora (10A) and Christina Sharon (11E)

They were escorted by Geeta Rajan,Global Coordinator.

Workshop on differently abled children

A workshop was organised for the members of the staff of Bal Bharati Public School on May 18. It was conducted by Geeta Mondol,Ashish Centre.

Mondol guided the teachers through different forms of disabilities. The interactive session was appreciated as the teachers were informed about the difficulties children face. Things which are taken for granted by most are sometimes Herculean tasks for students. Simple ways of dealing with such children were discussed. The lively session started with a simple exercise which appeared easy and drove home the point of how seemingly simple tasks could be actually very difficult for students who were already challenged with some disability. The session concluded with an observation how tackling this issue would be easier if parents accepted their children’s unique situation.

DPS,RK Puram hosts biotechnology olympiad

Eduheal Foundation organised a National Biotechnology Olympiad for different classes at DPS,R K Puram. Ankush Phulia of Class X was declared the National Winner and awarded a gold medal and a laptop at the prize distribution ceremony held at the National Science Centre Auditorium on May 10.

Aditya Khandelwal and Akshay Mathur (Class IX Toppers) Vashi Gupta and Mohak Narang (Class XI Toppers) were awarded a medal and a watch.

The Educational Leadership Award was given to Dr D R Saini,Principal,DPS,R K Puram and the teacher coordinator Niva Chhonkar.

Business studies class at DPS,RK Puram

Delhi Public School,R K Puram,organised a Business Studies workshop on May 19 on ‘The Updation of Teaching Methodology in Business Studies’. Over 60 teachers from various schools of Delhi and the NCR took part. The speakers were Dr Minoo Nandrajog,a former lecturer in Jesus and Mary College,University of Delhi,Sandeep Sethi,Creative Head of Podar School,Mumbai,a commerce post-graduate from Rajasthan University with more than 20 years of teaching experience,Dr M M Goyal,Principal of PGDAV College,University of Delhi,and Dr Anand Saxena,Associate Professor of Commerce at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College,University of Delhi,who has been Academic Secretary at the Institute of Lifelong Learning and has taught in many schools including DPS R K Puram.

Principal Dr D R Saini extended a warm welcome to the guests and teachers and emphasised on the need for such interactive sessions and exchange of ideas,and the importance of creating an interest in the subject among students through various activities.

Dr Minoo Nandrajog started the session with practical case studies from the goings-on in the corporate world. She stressed on the importance of adaptation of planning according to the changing business environment and on the need to create and implement new strategies. She mentioned the need for companies to create new products and revalue their prices to keep up with the cut-throat competition in the market.

Mr.Sandeep Sethi spoke about the 10-mark project that has been introduced into the Business Studies curriculum this year. He talked about the different examples that can be given to the students such as that of Coca Cola and how the economic conditions of India affected its entry into and exit from the Indian market. He even suggested showing films to students,and taking them for field trips to help them comprehend the project better. He later conducted a Theatre Workshop as well,wherein he suggested the enactment of different topics such as the principles and techniques of management through humorous skits.

Dr M M Goyal talked about the trading and settlement procedures in the Indian Stock Market,which is again a portion of the Class XII Business Studies curriculum. He spoke about topics such as operational efficiency,informational efficiency,the comparison of order driven and quote driven systems etc. He gave examples out of personal experiences to explain the way the share market has changed over the years – what used to be a long-drawn out process has now been dematerialised and is quick and concise.

The last speaker of the day was Dr Anand Saxena. He stressed on the need for students to be taught Conscientious Commerce,wherein they are able to distinguish right from wrong. He spoke about how projects can be used to inculcate values in children,and to teach them to give back to society through projects. Dr Saxena also said that children should be taught not to be just successful leaders,but effective ones — those who motivate others,and create an environment for better performance. He felt that nurturing talent and adding a personal touch are key aspects of teaching which motivate students to perform better.

The workshop was coordinated by the Head of Business Studies Department of DPS R K Puram,Rashmi Malhotra and her team of teachers.

Promotion of classical music at Bal Bharati

The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth,SPICMACAY,seeks to promote an awareness of the rich and cultural tapestry of Indian classical dance and music amongst the youth through a focus on the classical arts with their attendant legends,rituals,mythology and philosophy to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtler values.

Guru Singhajit Singh and his troupe performed the Manipuri dance in the school auditorium on the May 2,2012.

Guru Singhajit Singh,who has been awarded the Sahitya Natak Academy Award and the Padma Shri enthralled the Class XI students. He guided the students not only through the nuances of the Manipuri dance but also informed them about the culture and traditions of the state of Manipur.

His troupe performed the Pung Cholom and the Raslila.

Investiture ceremony at Apeejay School

Investiture Ceremony was organised by Harmony House on May 9 at open air auditorium in school premises.

The purpose of the special assembly was the oath taking and distribution of badges to the new prefects by the principal. Forty two prefects took oath on that day to discharge their duties properly for the current session of 2012-13.

The assembly started with the prayer and meditation followed by the news section.

Students of Harmony House presented a talk on self discipline and a self composed poem.

Thereafter,the students presented a graceful dance depicting the five elements of nature.

The principal of the school D K Bedi felicitated the students and encouraged them to follow their duty earnestly and diligently.

The young prefects showed their zeal and commitment. The prize winners of the school were also honoured at the function. The day marked the beginning of a new era at the school.

Save planet at ASN Sr Sec School,Mayur Vihar

ASN Sr Sec School,Mayur Vihar,conducted a month-long programme on ‘save forest,save planet’ to sensitise the students towards environmental issues.

To develop the sense of responsibility to save trees,various activities were organised like poster making,poem recitation,group discussions etc.

A power point presentation was also shown related to environmental issues to the students.

The function was presided over by Dr S Satapathy,Director,Ministry of Environment and Forest.

The function started with the lightening of the lamp followed by the welcome speech given by the school Principal Sonia Luthra.

She emphasised the importance of giving saplings on special occasions as gifts in place of expensive gifts.

The programme was brought to a close with a musical ballet presented by the students of junior wing,depicting the importance of forests.

The ballet showcased the countries like India,Malaysia,Canada and Denmark striving to conserve their natural habitat.

The students were dressed as birds,animals and trees and took out a safari to create awareness on need to save forests.

Dr Satapathy lauded the vibrant and enthralling performance. He encouraged the efforts of the management and staff to spread the message.

The occasion was graced by Chairman K L Luthra who believes in nurturing and upkeep of greenery and said the school is a perfect example with lush green lawns and seasonal flowers blooming round the year.

Manager Rajiv Nayan also urged everyone to conserve forests to make this planet a better place.

The programme concluded with a pledge taken by everyone present on the occasion to do their best to save forests for a ‘ green’ tomorrow.

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