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Workshops & Seminars
Teachers Workshop on Awareness, Sensitization and Rights - (August 2014)
45 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on LGBTQ Awareness, Sensitization and Rights conducted by Ms. Shivanee Sen, Program Coordinator of Tagore International School.

Myriad issues on Gender identities, insensitivity of society and Violation of Rights of people ostracized by the society were discussed. The archaic Act 377 and its implications were also discussed. The general consensus that emerged after the presentation was that we need to accommodate ‘ALL’ people in society; there is a need to sensitize students as well as policy makers.
ICDL Workshop - (31 July 2014)
Ms. V. Lamba and Mr. N. Gupta, Computer teachers of St. Marks Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended an Introductory Workshop at The Ashok Hotel on 31 July, 2014 organized by ICDL Asia, on ICT Education in Indian Schools. The discussion included the importance of “International Standards & Frameworks” of ICT Education and the best practices in adopting those standards. The discussion prepared teachers and students in ways to harness the full potential of ICTs.
Film It Content Workshop - (24 July 2014)
Film It Content Workshop was held at INTACH, 71 Lodi Estate on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 and the technical workshop was held on 24 July, 2014. It was attended by three students of class VIII alongwith teacher incharge Ms. Sunakshi Arora, Ms. Rama Rajan of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The workshop was to encourage students to develop a short film on our culture and heritage which they would share with school children in U.K.

It was a great experience of learning with Mr. Feisal Alkazi and other renowned film makers. The students were given a brief introduction of National Heritage, Cultural Heritage etc. The students were also shown short movies to understand characters, drama, story and entertainment. The students were taught to write a script and then to take shots from different angles to create a good movie. They have been assigned to make a short movie with a good meaningful message.
Initiation Workshop Under Project-Search - (23 July 2014)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Initiation Workshop Under Project-Search : Click to EnlargeTERI as a part of Project Search organised Phase VI Initiation Workshop at Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar on 23 July 2014. The workshop was attended by seven eco club members of Class VI and Ms. Saranpreet Kaur of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh.

The main agenda of the meet was to sensitize students towards sustainable consumption and production. Green consumerism was also discussed and explained to the students.

TERI also announced the upcoming campaigns - Tetra Pak ambassador programme, City Searchers, Vasundhara and Transition Campaign.
Workshop conducted by Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research - (18 & 19 July 2014)
On 18 and 19 July, 2014, a workshop for teachers was conducted by CAER (Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research). The workshop was based on Constructing Quality Tests to Assess The Scholastic Skills of the curriculum. Main objective of the workshop was to train teachers with the best practices for the development of high - quality classroom tests. It was attended by Ms. Arti Sapra, Ms. Neha Kapoor and Ms. Anu Arora.

All the trainees were given final assessment sheets and awarded with the Module I completion certificate.
Participation in Zonal Science Seminar - (17 July 2014)
Riya Gupta of X-D participated in ‘National Science Seminar’ at Zonal level held in A – 6, Govt. School on 17 July, 2014. She spoke very well on the topic Innovation in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future : Prospects and Challenges. Initially, there was a written round and finally, Question - Answer session with judges. The result is awaited.
Accountancy Workshop - (16 July 2014)
A Workshop on Accountancy was conducted by Sultan Chand Publishers on 16 July, 2014 at Guru Harkrishan Public School, West Punjabi Bagh. The resource persons were CA (Dr.) G. S. Grewal who is a renowned author and member of projects Development Group (Accountancy) NCERT and Mr. R. K. Khosla who is a Faculty Member of Northern Indian Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also of NIRC of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

The workshop was attended by our Commerce teachers - Ms. Manasi Verma Manchanda and Ms. Jyotika Anand. The main focus of the seminar was to discuss the changes in Accountancy syllabus and the pattern of question paper. It was an enriching experience for the teachers for their professional growth.
In Service Teacher Workshop - (16 May 2014)
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Mathematics Workshop
St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh - In Service Teacher Workshop for Mathematics teachers of Classes VI - XII : Click to EnlargeAn in-service teachers training workshop for Mathematics teachers of Classes VI - XII was arranged by the St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh, on May 16, 2014 which was conducted by the eminent mathematician - Dr. S. N. Chhibber, retired Principal, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi after 40 years, resource person for NCERT, SCERT, (Delhi), CBSE and many other institutions and author of several school text books on mathematics and is presently the Secretary of DAMT, an association engaged in promoting the subject.

Dr. Chhibber emphasized on instantaneous creation of problems in the class room by teachers, connecting mathematical problems with real life situations, highlighting interesting aspects of mathematics without intimidating the learner and how mathematics can be fun filled at the same time fruitful instead of causing anxiety.

The workshop was very much in agreement with well known the quote “The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple” by Albert Einstein.
Maths Workshop - (2014)
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St. Mark's students attend Workshop on Health, Hygiene and Nutrition - (8 February 2014)
A workshop on 'Health, Hygiene and Nutrition’ for students of Class VIII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, was conducted by Enactus group along with PVR team, on 8 February 2014. The purpose of this workshop was to make students aware about the ill effects of junk food and unhygienic conditions. They presented this through a puppetry show along with a discussion by Dr. Mukesh Aggarwal.
St. Mark's students attend Maths Workshop - (4 February 2014)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec.Public School, Meea Bagh, organized a Mathematics workshop for students of Class XII on 4 February 2014 under the aegis of the eminent educationalist Dr. S. N. Chibber. His enthusiasm and passion for the subject is so contagious that all present were highly motivated towards the subject. Dr. Chhibber with his prowess and skill, was able to make everyone realize the significance of the subject in day to day life.
St. Mark's teachers attend Workshops - (23 to 29 January 2014)
Learn Today, a division of India Today organized workshop from 23 to 29 January 2014 at Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj, Delhi. The following teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the same. Ms. B. Taneja and Ms. A. Misra attended the session about ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’ by Ms. Kamini Narasimhan, on 23 January 2014. On 24 January 2014, Ms. A. Arora and Ms. S. Sethi attended the workshop on ‘Choice time making room for everything else’ by Ms. Preminda Langer.

Ms. M. Bose and Ms. M. Madan attended the workshop on 25 January 2014 about ‘Using new media for an inclusive classroom’ by Ms. Deepti Sawhney. On 29 January 2014 Ms. V. Shah and Ms. S. Chand attended the workshop on ‘The World is my Laboratory – Learning from Life’ by Ms. Preminda Langer. All the sessions were interactive and filled with activities.
Management Programme attended by Principal, Ms. Anjali Aggarwal - (3 to 5 October 2013 and 28 to 29 January 2014)
Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal, St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the 'Effective School Leadership and Management Programme organized by TERI in accordance with the Central Board of Secondary Education.

The programme was held in two phases : 3 to 5 October 2013 and 28 to 29 January 2014 respectively. Ms. Aggarwal was a presenter as well as an active participant in the programme. Her presentation on Time Management was appreciated by one and all present.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day - (27 January 2014)
On 27 January 2014, six students of Classes XI A & B of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, alongwith Ms. S. Malik attended the International Holocaust Remembrance Day organized under the aegis of United Nations at Alliance Francaise. The theme of the event was “Journeys through the Holocaust”. The holocaust began in 1933 when Hitler came to power in Germany and started persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. It is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. It ended in 1945 when Nazis were defeated by the allied powers.

The representative of Israel through an interactive session and by showing brief films highlighted the travails faced by the Jewish population. The event was also attended by Ms. Kiran Mehra Kerpelman, Director, UNIC, who read out the U. N. Secretary General’s message for the day. The day ended with writing down of peace messages and pinning them on a barbed wire installation symbolic of Auschwitz concentration camp. It was a deeply touching session which convinced us to give ‘Peace a chance in this strife torn world’.
St. Mark's Teacher attends Orientation Programme - (23 January 2014)
An Orientation Programme on Disaster Management was attended by Ms. N. Sharma, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 23 January 2014, at Nishkam Sewa Bhawan, Raja Garden. The Orientation Programme was conducted by DDMA for all the private schools. This programme focussed on school safety and measures to be taken in case of any disaster.
St. Mark's teachers attend Workshop - (28 December 2013)
Dr. Usha Pandey, Ms. P. Kaushik, Ms. Janak and Ms. K. R. Mehta, Hindi teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended ‘Sankalp’ a seminar for Hindi teachers, organized by Saraswati House Pvt. Ltd. on 28 December 2013. It was presided by Dr. R. K. Dabas, visiting faculty of Hindi Academy. The seminar saw a discussion on latest teaching pattern which would be beneficial for the students.
St. Mark's teacher attends Workshop - (6 to 8 November 2013)
Ms. Adit Bedi, PGT Chemistry of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, participated in a workshop for ‘Identification and Validation of Concepts and Concept Maps for National Repository of Open Educational Resources' (NROER) in Science and Mathematics from 6 to 8 November 2013. The NROER is a collaborative platform which endeavours to bring together all digital and digitable resources for the school system. Ms. Adit, alognwith the NCERT experts prepared concept map. This map is a learning resource for teachers and would provide an opportunity for critically assessing the curriculum. The NROER is an initiative of Deptt. of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
National School Educators’ Conference 2013 - (28 to 30 October 2013)
SMS Sr., Meera Bagh - National School Educators’ Conference 2013 : Click to EnlargeThe Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized the National School Educators’ Conference 2013 at New Delhi from 28 to 30 October, 2013 on the theme ‘Innovation and Leadership for Education for Sustainable Development’. It was attended by around 250 teachers and principals from across India.

This event aimed at encouraging and motivating the educators to bring in innovation in teaching learning process and develop their leadership skills to guide students and enable them to find a solution to problems to bring about positive changes for sustainable future.

Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, MeeraBagh represented our school and was also one of the eminent speakers in the Principal’s Panel Discussion on the topic ’Transformation in school through Effective Leadership’ held on 28 October, 2013 at TERI Gram, GualPahari, Gurgaon.

She enlightened the audience about a “Holistic Approach to School Management”.

The conference was thus an academic enrichment experience for educators and enabled them to strengthen their leadership skills and thereby develop the problem solving skills of students.
'Effective School Management and Leadership Programme’ for School Principals - (3 to 5 October 2013)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) conducted the ‘Effective School Management and Leadership Programme’ at TERI, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 3 to 5 October, 2013 for School Principals and Senior Administrators under the directives from C.B.S.E which was attended by Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. This programme aimed at empowering the heads of institutions affiliated with C.B.S.E enabling them to become effective and active leaders. Around 40 Vice-Principals and Senior Administrators from Senior Secondary schools attended this training programme.

The modules covered were in tune with the ‘Common Minimum Course Content’ as laid down by C.B.S.E and were interspersed with sessions like concepts of identity, stereotypes, society, community work, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Students attend Workshop : Supportive Class - (2013)
Cool Junks organized a three day ‘Supportive Class’ workshop for students of classes IX to X. The students learnt a number of things related to the working of DC Motors, Gates and made simple models like Blinking LED Lights, Night Lamps etc. It was a very interesting class.
An Evening with Ruskin Bond - (October 2013)
Ratna Sagar organized an interactive session "An Evening with Ruskin Bond" at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi which was attended by Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, MeeraBagh.

Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most prolific writers in Englishshared his wisdom and experiences. He read a chapter from one of his forthcoming books and also recited a few of his noted poems.It was a platform for the school teachers, academicians and students to interact with him.In the open discussion many aspiring writers got guidance from him.

All those present at the event, were gifted an autographed copy of At School with Ruskin Bond.
Workshop on Career Counselling - (2013)
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A Career Counselling Workshop was organized for the students of class XII at St. Mark’s Sr.Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 27 September 2013, to create awareness on the changing pattern of the Delhi University. It was conducted by Mr. Jitin Chawla, Director of the Centre for Career Development. He brought to light, the various options students have today not only in Delhi but across the country and abroad. They also emphasized on the fact that the students should be clear about what they want to do and not just follow the bandwagon. There was an interactive round after his presentation and students’ queries and questions were answered satisfactorily. In all it was a very motivating and fruitful workshop.
Workshop on Educomp - (20 September 2013)
Workshop on Educomp
A workshop for teachers of classes XI & XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, was held on 20 September 2013, which enabled them to use Educomp modules in their teaching strategy. The modules made the subjects and their concepts seems clearer and fun to learn. They enabled the teachers to give their own input and use various tools like MCQ, tests, diagram maker, assignments etc. to make their subject more interesting.

St. Mark's students at Theatre Workshop - (29 August 2013)
In order to give the students a creative exposure, a group of 45 students and 2 teachers Ms. S. Banerjee and Ms.Manprit K. Ahuja of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a Theatre workshop at Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House on 29 August 2013. They witnessed a play in Hindi ‘Rahasya Pancham Ved Ka’. The play was organized by Ramjas School and was directed by V. K. and Kiran of ‘Khilona Theatre’. The play depicted the birth and importance of the lesser known‘Fifth Veda’. The play revealed the secret of this ‘Fifth Veda’ as children set out on a journey to explore and find out the reasons which may have led to its creation, history, birth, practices and relevance in our lives.

The students learnt the nuances of stage skills - dialogue delivery, music and dance etc. The students look forward to attend many more such enriching.
Heritage Workshop - (19 July 2013)
Ms. P. Minocha, Social Science Teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop organized by INTACH on 19 July 2013. The workshop covered various aspects of heritage including monuments of Delhi, Museums as a learning resource, natural heritage as well as intangible heritage. Overall an enriching experience !
UNESCO Seminar at Udaipur - (25 to 28 April 2013)
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Issues like role of UNESCO Clubs in promoting peace and human rights education, sustainable development, gender equality, global ethics, etc. were discussed. The seminar emphasized on the role of students in attaining the goals of UNESCO. Overall it was an interesting and enriching experience.
Teachers of St. Mark’s Meera Bagh attend CBSE Workshop - (16 April 2013)
A training workshop on ‘Python’ was organized by CBSE for teachers of Computer Science on 16 April 2013 at Rukmini Devi Public School, Pitampura, Delhi to make teachers comfortable and familiar with this language. Ms. V. Lamba and Mr. N. Gupta, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this Conference which was very informative and enlightening.
Teachers of St. Mark’s Meera Bagh attended Caer Workshop - (9 to 10 April 2013)
Ms. G. Kaur and Ms. V. Goel, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the Assessment Training Programme (Module 1) conducted by the Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research on 9 to 10 April 2013 at Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

The purpose of the centre is to develop international capabilities and resources for schools, teachers. The idea was to bring about overall improvement in the quality, learning assessment, research and professional development.

CAER has been established to provide a research base for teachers and producing top quality resources for Indian schools and teachers. It will be about improvement in the quality of education.
St. Mark's students attend Workshop on Waste Management through biotechnology - (28 February 2013)
On account of National Science Day, Ministry of Environment and Forests organized a Seminar, on 28 February 2013 at Delhi Secretariat. 5 students and 2 teachers Ms. S. Kaur and Ms. M. Pathak of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, participated in the seminar and the model presented by them was “Waste Management through biotechnology”. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi Ms. Sheila Dixit was the Guest of Honour. She saw all the models with keen interest and wished the students a bright future.
St. Mark's Meera Bagh Teachers attend Workshop - (16 February 2013)
Nexus Education held a workshop on 16 February 2013 to introduce Technology Lab. Mr. Sachin and Ms. Shubhra, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the same. It was an interesting workshop which aimed at nurturing the creativity of the children. Hands on activities and creating models was a part of the workshop and it centered around Design and Technology.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend Alive Activity Workshop - (11 February 2013)
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On 11 February 2013, Alive Activity Workshop was conducted for students of Class XI at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The workshop was to create awareness to use this activity in Smart Phones and Androids. A representative from The Times of India addressed the students to demonstrate the application on Smart Phones and Androids. The tech savvy students enjoyed the session as it was something new and interesting for them to learn.
6th International Conference of Pre-Primary / Primary Princpals (ICPPP) - (9 to 11 February 2013)
The International Conference of Pre - Primary and Primary Principals was held in the City Montessori School, Lucknow from 9th to 11th February 2013. About 186 National and 32 International Schools participated in the event out of 25 schools of Delhi were present. Ms. M. Bose, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, participated in the Conference, which covered topics like ‘Fostering Global Citizens’ by Dr. Jagdish Gandhi in which he laid stress on giving balanced education to the learners; ‘An Overview of Pre-Primary and Primary Education in Mauritius’ by Mr. Madhukar Narain, Chairman of Early Childhood Care and Education Authority, ‘Use of Story Telling Technique’ by Ms. Maria Laura Fuertes, Fullbright Scholar, Argentina and ‘Sensitizing teachers towards the role of environment in the development of child’ by Ms. Nita Ganguli, a fullbright Scholar in the ‘Climate Project of India’.
Teachers of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend 5th EDU Convex - (8 February 2013)
Two teachers, Ms. A. Mishra and Ms. B. Taneja of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended 5th Edu Convex organized by Planet Edu, affiliated to the University of Cambridge at India International Centre on 8 February 2013. It focussed on ‘Leadership in Education’. This was followed by citations and awards wherein St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh received the International Award for implementing the Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Workshop on ‘Sustainability’ - (24 January 2013)
Ten students of Earth Saviours Eco Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop on “Sustanability” organized by TERI at Bloom Public School, Vasant Kunj, on 24 January 2013. The eminent speakers shared their experiences with the children about practices in sustaining the environment and natural resources. They talked about the extremes where 1000 liters of water is wasted on luxury items like pepsi, whereas the fields of farmers dry up for the want of water. The speakers urged to adopt simpler life styles to reduce carbon footprints.
St. Mark's, Meera Bagh conducts Workshop on Learning Disabilities - (December 2012)
Keeping in mind the increasing learning disabilities amongst school children St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, organized a workshop for parents giving them tips and enlightening them to deal with learning problems. This workshop was in association with Orkids a multidisciplinary clinic dealing with children facing learning issues. An hour long workshop focused on learning disabilities and surrounding implications. It was an eye opener for most of the parents and received a remarkable response from them on getting such an organization to work in school for the benefit of the students. The speakers were Ms. Reena Abbasi, Chairperson Orkids Foundation and Ms. Arti Johar heading Punjabi Bagh clinic and an eminent special educator enlightened the parents with useful information.
A Workshop in English - (22 December 2012)
An interactive workshop on English Language Teaching was held on 22 December 2012 by Ms. Sabina Pillai, an Associate Professor of English, SBSE College, D.U. She gave innovative ideas for teaching English. The session was very interactive and filled with activities.
Workshop on Multiple Natures - (8 December 2012)
Ms. Ritika Anand, Ms. Gesu Chandra and Ms. Manita Mehra of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop on ‘Multiple Natures’ at Maharaja Agarsen Adarsh Public school on 8 December 2012. The workshop was organized by Forum of Public Schools and the distinguished speaker was Mr. Steven Rudolph. It focused on the challenges schools are facing to enable learning relevant for students. It demonstrated how everyone has unique abilities which when recognized and engaged can unleash their hidden potential and bring learning and teaching at a new level.

They emphasized on how identifying MI and MN in students and teachers is important to engage their talents in a meaningful way. These models can lead to co-operation amongst staff and students, improve discipline, increase motivational level, help students find right learning path and make learning exciting for everyone and also help them find right career.
Workshop conducted by Cambridge Univerrsity Press – (8 November 2012)
Two teachers Mrs. Rashmi Kohli and Ms. Lisha Manoj of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop conducted by Cambridge University Press on the topic ‘Teaching and Testing Language Skills Effectively’ at India International Centre on 8 November 2012. The workshop was conducted by two eminent educationists Mrs. Rajni Badlani and Mrs. Urmila Guliani.

The workshop focused on the strategies English teachers need to use to enable their students to communicate effectively in English. It also addressed the issue of how the wash back effect of teaching impacts on the tasks and activities to be used in the classroom. Wash back effect is the influence that a test has on the way students are taught (e.g. the teaching mirrors the test because teachers want their students to pass).

Details of the Cambridge ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) for students and TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) for language teachers were provided to the participants.
A World in Motion - AWM - (12 October 2012)
32 students of Class V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh actively participated in AWIM workshop conducted by SAE on 12th October 2012 in our school. The students designed skimmers with different shape of sails. The judgement was made on different parameters like the speed and the distance covered by the skimmer. It was a fun filled activity for the children where they worked independently using their logical skills and creativity.
St. Mark's Meera Bagh Teachers attend Workshop - (2012)
A workshop was organized by Jodo Gyan at the Heritage School, Rohini. Ms. Saryu and Ms. Monita, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, attended the same. It focussed on guiding teachers to teach Maths especially ‘Numbers’ and ‘Number Sense’ through activities and play-way method. Use of various tool kits like Ganit Mala, Dice, Ganit Rack and Blocks were demonstrated.
Workshop on US Presidential Elections - (4 October 2012)
Around 25 students of class X of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh accompanied by their teachers attended a workshop on the US Presidential Elections on 4th October, 2012 at the American Centre, New Delhi. It was hosted by Mr. Donald Maynard, who is the cultural officer, working at the US Embassy in India. It was an interactive session in which many schools participated which threw light on the upcoming US Presidential Elections to be held on 6th November, 2012. The electoral process was explained in detail, with the help of videos and presentations. Time to Time, Mr. Maynard highlighted the differences between the way political leaders are elected in India as well as the U.S. The session stressed upon the role of Vice Presidents, the political campaigns, presidential debates etc. Students were rewarded with T-shirts and bags for their thought provoking questions and answers. It was a wonderful experience for all.
Vedic Maths Workshop - (14 August 2012)
On 14th August, 2012, a workshop on Vedic Maths was organized for the students of science and Commerce stream of class XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec School, Meera Bagh. A great scholar in Vedic Maths, Mr. Rakesh Mishra was the resource person who headed the workshop. It was a one hour funfilled workshop where various tricks to ease out the calculations, to increase the speed and accuracy were discussed. This was then followed by a mini aptitude test. In the end a short career guidance session was also conducted which helped the students to identify, plan and pursue their career ambitions to a great extent.
Biodiversity Workshop - (8 August 2012)
12 Youth Forum on Protection of Biodiversity was organized by the Department of Environment in association with the Indian Environment Society on 8 August 2012 at Delhi Secretariat. Saumya Verhwani (IX-E), Sanya Kumra (IX-E), Mayank Rawal (IX-C) and Sanyam Oberoi (IX-A) of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, had the unique opportunity to share the common platform with many scientists and discuss the various environmental issues with special reference to the biodiversity of Delhi. It was very informative and interactive session.
St. Mark's Meera Bagh Teachers attend Workshop : SAE AWIM - (4 August 2012)
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SAE AWIM (A World in Motion) – Society of Automotive Engineers, organized a Master Teacher Training Program on 4 August, 2012 in Sanskriti School Chanakyapuri which was attended by Ms. Shimpi Kalsi and Ms. Sudha Chand from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The workshop aimed at inculcating interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They got firsthand knowledge of making a balloon - powered Toy Car and a Skimmer which runs by harnessing Wind Energy. They got hands on experience of creating and presenting these toys which travelled fast, carried weight and travelled a substantial distance. It was a unique and fun filled experience.
St. Mark's teachers attend Workshop on Economics Interaction Programme - (27 July 2012)
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Economics Interaction Programme” was conducted by V. K. Global Publications, on 24 July 2012, at St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Mr. V. K. Ohri, Retd. Associate Professor of ShyamLal College, DU, was the resource person. The session was attended by many teachers from schools of West and North Delhi. Prof. Ohri clarified various concepts of Micro & Macro Economics and removed many doubts of the teachers. The interaction between the teachers and the expert Prof. Ohri was excellent. The workshop was very illuminating and helpful.
School Counsellors attend Workshop on Learning Disabilities - (20 July 2012)
A workshop on “How difficult can it be- A workshop on Understanding Learning Disabilities” was attended by Ms. Sakshi Saddi and Ms. Nitika Kumar, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 20th July 2012. The workshop was headed by Dr. Samir Parikh and his team of expert Psychiatrists, Department of Mental Health and Behavioral sciences, Fortis healthcare.

The workshop also announced the launch of “School Counsellors Forum” a unique initiative conceptualised to provide a platform for practicing counsellors and school teachers working in school settings to be able to exchange, discuss and formulate ways of working with children and adolescents.

The session was aimed at addressing the clinical aspects and management of individual cases brought by counsellors of eminent schools from West Delhi.
Hindi Workshop - (6 July 2012)
On 6th July 2012, the school organized an interactive workshop for all the Hindi teachers to help them combat classroom teaching issues and acquaint them with new teaching techniques. It was organized in collaboration with the publication house ‘Goyal Brothers‘.

Dr. V. K. Singh, a known Hindi laureate and Ms. Shiksha Kaushik, a senior teacher were the esteemed guests of the workshop who enlightened the audience with their words to strengthen the roots of Hindi language.

The teachers found great motivation and help from Dr. V. K. Singh who emphasized on the Role of Hindi in Modern Times.
Another Maths Workshop - (2012)
The nation is celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan in 2012 which has been declared as the Year of Mathematics as enunciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

The National Progressive School’s Conference organized a Maths Workshop for developing practical skills essentially needed for Maths education in schools. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Hukum Singh, a pioneer in setting up Maths Lab. in schools all over the nation. He emphasized that according to CCE pattern the problem of the child should be observed and the remedial measures should be immediately implemented. Activity based teaching should start from Class I itself which should be joyful for which he used 3 H’s, Heads on, Hands on and Hearts on. Ms. Rita Mathur and Ms. Monica Som attended this workshop which was very informative and productive.
Maths Workshop - (2012)
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A comprehensive mathematics workshop was organized by St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School Meera Bagh for all the mathematics teachers teaching classes IX to XII of the St. Mark’s School New Delhi. Fifteen mathematics teachers along with Vice Principal Mrs. Veena Wahi and Vice Principal of St. Mark’s Girl’s Sr. Sec. School, Mrs. Sabina Shergil, attended the workshop conducted by the eminent Mathematics expert Mr. M. L. Aggarwal, who has authored several books in the subject.

The topics taken up were Real Numbers, Tangents to a Circle and Probability. Extensive analysis, elaborate explanations with examples and stimulating exercises were the salient features of the event. The four and half hour session turned out to be an enriching and refreshing experience to all concerned.
A Workshop on Innovative Teaching of English - (5 July 2012)
A teacher can be a good guide to the students when she herself is in a continous learning process.

A workshop was held on ‘Innovative Teaching of English language’ on 5th July 2012. It was sponsored by the Maduban Publications. The resource person was Mrs. Shobha Sidder. She has 30 years of teaching experience and is also a soft skill trainer. Indeed, a learned person with spiritual bend. The whole atmosphere was abuzz with vibrancy and interesting activities. Everyone seemed to be fully charged and enjoyed the session to the fullest. Overall, it was a great learning experience and motivational too.
Workshop on Time Management - (5 July 2012)
Time Management is directly proportional to our goals” said Mr. Bhaavesh Suryakant, who has a Masters degree in Applied Psychology and is the founder member of EXCELLENCE Educo, a program partner with HT PACE since 2004, on his visit to St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh on 5 July 2012 during his workshop on Time Management.

The event attended by 65 teachers was well received by all present and was appreciated for its rich content, clarity and context. Salient features of the workshop were the “paper boat making” activity to self assess significant aspects of Time Management like, delegation, quantity along with quality, collaboration and clarification of role / goal, how to take maximum time out for oneself, to know when to be ‘unperfect’ and to strike a balance between ”How Much” and "How Well”. High light of the session was the 80 - 20 rule wherein one realizes that no one is perfect (100%). Successful Time Management depends on four criteria, namely, ‘Decide’, ‘Start’, Finish’ and ‘Accept’. While quality is important “Effective Time Management is the ability to know when “Good Enough” is good enough.

An unexpected non teaching working day was utilized well which again is one more aspect of effective Time Management.
Seed Soverignity or Beej Swarajya - (4 July 2012)
Ms. Saranpreet Kaur, Ms. Manisha Pathak and two children Veronica Kapoor and Aagosh Saluja went to IIC Lodhi estate on 4 July 2012 to attend a seminar on ‘Beej Swaraj’. The objective was to make people aware of the hazards of using hybrid seed and food products and promote indigenous seeds.
Workshop on Memory Enhancement - (4 July 2012)
A workshop on memory enhancement was organized for teachers of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh on the 4th of July 2012. Teachers were taught various skills to help students learn to memorise their lessons in a more constructive way.

The teachers were told to associate their lessons with other day to day objects. They were also told to relate to humorous instances or other anecdotes as such associations lead to better retention in the students. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Vandana Tandon, Consultant , TOI.
Science Workshop organized by Oxford University Press - (2012)
A workshop for science teachers was organized by Oxford publication. Ms. Arti Sapra of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended this workshop. The resource person who handled the whole program was Ms. Champa Banerjee. She gave the innovative ideas of teaching in a class room. She told the teachers to use different life skills and following a method of doing and learning. All the teachers were given different worksheets to be completed during the workshop. Overall it was a wonderful experience to be a part of workshop.
Students of St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh attend Astronomy Workshop - (1 June 2012)
Five students of St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh : G. Anubhav (X-D), Abhay Sharma (X-D), Pranav Verma (X-D), Vaibhav Baweja (X-E) and Rishabh Kohli (VIII-C) attended an Astronomy Workshop at Gyan Mandir Public School, Naraina Vihar on the 1st of June 2012.

The main focus of the workshop was to orient the students on astronomy, the special features of the planets, their positions in the night sky and prepare to witness the dramatic event of the Transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 06, 2012.

The students asked various questions regarding this astronomical phenomenon from the resource person, Mr. Deepak Sharma, Dept. of Science and Technology.
St. Mark's students attend a Workshop on Dustbin Making - (15 May 2012)
Members of the "Earth Saviour’s” Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a Dustbin Making Workshop on 15 May 2012. Students got the raw materials from home and prepared the dustbins for the classes of school.
Seminar on Inclusive and Holistic Education - (13 May 2012)
A seminar on ‘Inclusive and Holistic Education’ in schools and vocational Institutions in the backdrop of ‘Right to Education Act’ was attended by two Primary teachers Ms. Monita Bose and Ms. Meenakshi Madan along with two guidance Counselors Ms. Sakshi Saddi and Ms. Divya Chawla at I.I.T Delhi on 13th May 2012. The seminar emphasized on legal framework, issues and challenges of Holistic and Inclusive education keeping in mind the emerging needs and Issues for child well-being in schools. The seminar was headed by eminent speakers from UNESCO, IGNOU, CBSE and NIOS.
St. Mark's teachers attend Workshop - (5 May 2012)
Teachers Ms. Ritika Anand, Ms. Bhavna Taneja, Ms. Sangeeta Suresh and Ms. Divya Chawla alongwith the Principal Ms. Anjali Aggarwal of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the Annual Conference on ‘Learning For Life-Changing Education Paradigms’ at India International Centre, Lodhi Road on 5 May 2012. The workshop which was organized by Forum of Public Schools had distinguished speakers Ms. Nalini Singh, TV Anchor and Producer, Mr. Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE, Prof. M. Pant, Practitioner in Law, IT enabled education, and Mr. Steven Rudolph, Director, Jiva Education, speaking on varied topics – meaningful life through right skills, building rockstar teachers for future learning and ‘Deeksha Guru’.
Workshop for Computer Teachers - (28 April 2012)
N- Computing and Omni organized a workshop on 28th April 2012 for Computer Teachers at Mahavir Senior Model School. It was attended by Ms. Vaishali Lamba and Mr. Naveen Gupta. The seminar was on “Cost saving trends in Technology“. It focused on emerging trends in technology using which schools can save on hardware investment.
UNBOX 21 - (21 to 27 April 2012)
British Council organized a Workshop cum Training Project ‘Unbox 21’ which was held at Bristol, United Kingdom, from 21 April to 27 April 2012. Ms. Saranpret Kaur, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this workshop. This programme seeks to exploit the combined power of digital media and further develop learning pedagogy by introducing digital games based learning in the classroom.

The partners in the project were the British Council, the University of Brighton and Science Learning Centre South West, At-Bristol, the Central Institute of Education & Technology (India) and India Games.

In order to leverage the global experience and methodology of using games in teaching of Science, a small core group of partnerships were established between schools in India and U.K. The clusters worked under the guidance of Science Learning Centre, Bristol, to create learning frameworks to introduce specific components of digital games in formal classroom settings.

As part of the workshop teachers visited one of the most technology oriented schools in U.K., Writhlington Business and Enterprise Specialist School. There was also a visit to Chemlabs and Aardman Animation. The expected outputs of this project include increased awareness of the audience, need for digital resources for skills based learning and research study paper with learning frameworks which would be published at the end of the project.
Teacher of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attends Road Safety Club Workshop - (9 April 2012)
A workshop for the Road Safety Club was organized by Traffic Police at Lodhi Estate Vidha Bhawan Mahavidhalya on 9 April 2012. More than 70 teachers from various schools attended this workshop. Ms. Preeti Sharma, Physical Education Teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this workshop. The Chief Guest ACP Mr. Ashok Kumar, G. M., HERO Honda and J. K. Tyres addressed the teachers. Inspector Seema Sharma, informed all the rules and regulations about road safety. Main motto was to spread awareness of road safety between youth specially. Road Safety club members will get extra training about road safety programmes.
St. Mark's students in Yogathon - (7 April 2012)
St. Mark's students in YogathonOn the ‘World Health Day’ on 7th April 2012, around 100 students from classes VI to X of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, including the parents participated in nationwide ‘Yogathon’ an initiative taken by the Art of Living to create awareness about Yoga and its benefits.

The students and parents did pranayams and performed a few rounds of Surya Namaksars – the 12 asanas of Sun Salutation. They participated with full enthusiasm and zeal and felt relaxed and rejuvenated after the session.

All participants were awarded the ‘Dream Run Certificate’ for their efforts. 3 participants completed 108 rounds of Surya Namaskars and won Gold Certificates.
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Workshop on Navdanya Biopiracy - (4 & 5 April 2012)
Ms. Sudha Chand and Ms. Manisha Pathak attended a two day seminar organized by Navdanya about Biopiracy and seed patents wherein the perils of using hybrid seeds were discussed by eminent persons of related field. They told how the indigenous seeds kept and preserved by farmers are superior to the seeds provided by big MNC’S.
National Level Seminar on Role of ICT for sustainable development - (4 April 2012)
As a part of climate eduxchange program a national level seminar was organized by Teri, it was attended by Ms. Saranpreet and Ms. Arti Sapra of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The seminar showcased the importance and relevance of ICT in formal and non formal education. There were participants from various sectors including academic institutions, colleges, NGO’S and corporate. Amongst various speakers were CEO of DELL and Director of TERI Dr. Pauchari.
HT Pace Annual Meet - (26 March 2012)
The Annual Meet of HT Pace was held on 26th March 2012. The HT Pace Coordinators from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, Ms. L. Srinivas and Ms. U. Korla attended this meet.

Many eminent personalities from various filed graced the occasion. There was a Ballet by the famous Kathak dancer Shovana Naryanan and her team, titled ‘Mohan and Ramba’. Mahatma Gandhi’s ideologies and his struggle to free India was beautifully depicted.

The founder of HT Pace Ms. Annapurna Sehgal gave a brief run through of all the major events that took place in the year 2011. There were guest speakers to emphasize upon using smart board in the classroom and create inquisitiveness and awareness in young minds.
Librarian's Meet organized by Habitat Children’s Book Forum - (17 March 2012)
Habitat Children’s Book Forum had organized a get together of School Librarians at India Habitat Centre on 17th March 2012. Ms. A. Kohli, Librarian and Ms. M. Bhatnagar Asstt. Librarian of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this programme, which focused on reading promotion activities that have worked well in school libraries. Ms. Deepa Aggarwal, a renowned author, was the convenor of the meeting. She suggested few books which can be highly inspiring for the children.
“Micro-Scale Chemistry” Workshop - (24 - 25 February 2012)
Forum of Public Schools (FPS) organized a workshop for senior Chemistry teachers on MICRO-SCALE CHEMISTRY on 24th to 25th February 2012. The first day was very interactive as it began with “Keynote address” by Professor G. S. Sodhi (Delhi University) followed by a discussion on CBSE Class XII Question paper by Professor R. D. Shukla and Mr. Munjal.

The introductory workshop on Micro scale chemistry by Professor Hari Om Gupta was indeed very interesting as its main objective was to highlight the technique and its application in school laboratories.”Hands-On-Experience” was the highlight of the second and concluding day. All the participating teachers performed various Class XI and XII practicals using the “micro-scale kit” which generates very less waste and is very environment friendly.
Annual National Conference - (10 February 2012)
The first Annual National Conference on “Best Practices in School Guidance and Counselling Services” was attended by Ms. Divya Chawla, Guidance Counsellor, of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, at Moolchand Medcity on 10 February 2012.

The Conference emphasized on how creative techniques are helpful while working with children who have limited verbal ability. The conference was headed by eminent speakers from CBSE, NCERT, IGNOU, School Consultants and Psychologists.
Librarian's Meet - (24 January 2012)
A Workshop on ‘Developing Professional Competencies of School Librarians : A Holistic Approach” was conducted at TERI, Lodhi Road on 24 January2012. The Inaugural addresses was done by Ms. Kalpana Dasgupta, Former Chairperson, Working Group on Libraries, National Knowledge Commission. Ms. Mala Bhatnagar, Asstt. Librarian of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this programme, which focused on developing professional competences of school Librarians. The use of multimedia in popularizing and disseminating knowledge was also highlighted. There was an open forum for school librarians where views were exchanged on how to make school Libraries more popular and effective in developing interest for reading amongst students.
Workshop by Britannia Treat
Britannia Treat conducted an activity at St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, for students of classes I to IV. Students were shown the powerpoint presentation to help them learn things in a short and quick manner through the use of mnemonics. At the end of the activity, each student was given a souvenir and a little treat. The students really enjoyed the activities.
Career Counselling at St. Mark's - (13 December 2011)
A Career Counselling session was organized at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, in association with the Career Launcher on 13 December 2011, for the students of class X. Ms. Kakoli Dhar, from Career Launcher headed the session, which was held in 3 slots involving participation of 2 sections per slot.

The session was planned with an aim to guide students so that they make right stream selection and choose an appropriate career option which can be pursued in future. Following career fields were discussed during the session : Medicine, Engineering, Acturial Science, BBA/MBA, BBE/MBE, BCA/MCA, Law, Hotel Management, Defence, Designing, Modelling/Acting, Architecture and Photography. In each slot, 10 minutes were reserved for dealing with students queries. The session was very planned and it provided the students with an insight into diverse career avenues.
Workshop on Personality Development - (8 December 2011)
Personality Development workshop on ‘Leadership Qualities’ was held at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, for students of class V on 8 December 2011. The workshop was conducted by Promise group. It was an interactive session full of activities to realize the leadership traits and skills in children and by following certain techniques they can be the problem solver and can work continuously for self improvement. Overall it was an interesting session.
Workshop on World of Electrons - (23 & 24 November 2011)
The students of classes IX & X of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the level 3 Workshop on ‘The World of Electrons’, on 23rd and 24th November 2011. During the workshop the students learnt to make a number of things like the H-Bridge, Darlington Pair, DC inverter, Light Blinkers etc. It was an interesting workshop.
St. Mark’s Meera Bagh students attend Workshop on Anger Management
A workshop on Anger Management was organized for students of class V at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, by the Promise group for Personality development. The workshop mentors were Ms. Bharti, Ms. Shalini and Ms. Japneet.

Students were taught tips and smart techniques to control temper and handle anger generating situations sensibly. They had group discussions and activities which helped in the realization of the need for anger management. The students interacted well and found the workshop interesting and motivating.
Teachers of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend Workshop on Teacher Development Programme
Two teachers Ms. L. Manoj and Ms. T. Kant, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a Teacher Development Programme organized by Cambridge University Press. The resource person was Prof. Rajeevan, Senior Vice President, Cambridge Univ. Press, who familiarized the teachers with the innovative teaching materials that are specially suited for Indian classrooms. He also discussed the new trends in ELT (English Language Teaching) and how to use new techniques and methods to make learning an enjoyable experience to learners. The programme focused on objectives of Teaching English - Listening, Speaking, Reading, Grammar and Vocabulary. The resource person answered the queries of the teachers and gave tips to improve the teaching-learning process.
St. Mark’s Teachers attend Workshop on preventing Bullying in Schools - (19 November 2011)
A Workshop on ‘Preventing Bullying in Schools’ was organized at D. P. S., Rohini on 19 November 2011. Ms. R. Chopra and Ms. M. Som, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attending this workshop which was conducted by Mr. Stan Davis, an international educationist form USA.

The workshop mainly dealt with 4R’s of bullying prevention i.e. Respect, Relationships, Resiliency and Responses. The workshop emphasized on having a ‘Youth Voice Project’ where concerned youth would act as mentors, sources of support and friends to mistreated and excluded youth.
Teachers of Str. Mark’s Meera Bagh honoured
On the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’, Mascot Press Pvt. Ltd., organized a Creative Writing Competition for teachers of school in Delhi to honour their creative talent.

Dr. Usha Pandey, teacher of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, won the II Position and was honoured with a trophy, a Certificate of Appreciation and a cash award. Ms. P. Kaushik and Ms. V. Chadha, teachers of St. Mark’s Meeera Bagh, received Special Prize in the Poetry category.
Workshop on - Vedic Mathematics - (11 October 2011)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, hosted a workshop on “Techniques of Vedic Mathematics” on 11 October 2011. The seminar was conducted by the recipient of ‘The Best Memory Trainer Award', Ms. Aditi Singhal. She has received 2 National Records for Memory and Fastest Calculation and has her name registered in ‘the Limca Book of Records”. She talked about different methods used in Vedic Mathematics to ease calculations and make the subject interesting. The workshop helped the teachers to focus on better methods of enhancing memories. Everybody appreciated the activities performed for the explanation of the various techniques. The workshop came to an end with the chanting of Shlokas and meditation. It was a good learning experience for all present.
Workshop on - DYSLEXIA - (7 to 8 October 2011)
The Guidance Counsellor, Ms. D. Chawla of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the 7th Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Specific Learning differences at Indian Islamic Cultural Centre on 7th and 8th October 2011. The two day extensive workshop highlighted on understanding diverse learning needs in a classroom, ADHD and ADD as co-existing conditions of dyslexia, Response to Intervention, Role of Parents and Teachers, Evaluation of Learning and Performance. To sum up, it was quite a knowledgeable experience and definitely broadened the knowledge on learning disabilities.
Workshop attended by teachers of St. Mark's Meera bagh - (27 September 2011)
A Workshop was organized with I-Dream Foundation for students of Saviours of Earth Eco Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 27 September2011. Mr. Rohit and Mr. Chetan conducted the workshop and spoke about the hazards of E-Waste. The school managed to give 112 mobile phones and 40 chargers for recycling and was given a Platinum Certificate by the company Nokia.
Teachers Workshop on CCE - (24 September 2011)
Education Our Mission’, keeping this motto in mind, Ratna Sagar Pvt. Ltd. conducted a workshop for Teachers of classes VI to VIII on 24 September 2011 at St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The Resource Person, Ms. Vinita Bhasin, laid emphasis on activities like Class work, Home work, Quizzes, Oral Questions, Projects and Assignments that can be implemented in the FAs of the present CCE system. 40 teachers attended this workshop and actively participated in the activities conducted during the workshop. It was an effective session and the teachers found it interesting.
Felicitation of Commerce Teachers - (10 September 2011)
On 10 September, 2011, Commerce Teacher’s Association organized Felicitation function at Chinmaya Auditorium, Lodi Road, New Delhi. Both Class XII (2010-11) students and teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh were felicitated for outstanding performance in Accountancy and Business Studies.

Ashima Gujral who secured 100 percent in Business Studies in CBSE Class XII result of 2010-11 was awarded gold medal, certificate and the trophy for her outstanding performance. Two teachers, Ms. Harinder Kaur and Dr. Balbir Singh were also given certificate and trophy for their outstanding result in Business Studies and Accountancy, respectively.

The eminent guests for the function were Prof. Raj S. Dhankar (Dean, Faculty of Management Study, university of Delhi), Ms. Anita Setia (Dy. Director Education, Distt. South, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Ms. Sugandh Sharma (Education Officer – Commerce, CBSE, New Delhi and Dr. Shipra Vaidya (Reader in Commerce RMSA, NCERT, Delhi) and many others.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh at the UNESCO Conference at Jodhpur - (1 to 4 September 2011)
Two teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh - Ms. Anu Arora and Ms. Geeta Rajan attended the 4 day Training Seminar for the selected leaders of UNESCO Clubs and Associations in India and the 12th Biennial Conference of CUCAI from 1st to 4th September, 2011 at Jodhpur.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh at the UNESCO Conference at Jodhpur
Around 70 teachers from all over the country were part of this prestigious conference. The conference saw distinguished speakers from all walks of life speaking on varied topics - Right to Education, Digital Divide in Rural India, importance of our heritage in the modern context... Mr. Dhirendra Bhatnagar, Secretary General, CUCAI, enlightened all the delegates present in the conference with the aims and objectives of the association. He also apprised all the participants with the upcoming events of the association. The highlight of the conference was when each school was asked to read the Activity Report of their school and the report of St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh was welcomed with loud cheer.

A proud moment, indeed, for St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh.
Workshop for Teachers of St. Mark’s Meera Bagh - (24 August 2011)
Earth Saviours Club has become a part of Project Search (A TERI-TETRA PAK initiative). SEARCH stands for Sensitization, Education and Awareness on Recycling for A Cleaner Habitat. This Project involves collection of post consumed Tetra Pak Cartons and dry recyclable waste. These would be collected by Collection Partner Development Links Foundation which will channelize this waste to the recycling sector, which will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill site.

The first Cluster workshop was held on 24 August 2011 at TERI, India Habitat Centre. It was attended by Ms. S. Kaur and Ms. M. Pathak, teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The core group members were shown various presentations to sensitize them towards SEARCH. The program schedule was discussed. The workshop ended with screening of waste land.
Students of St. Mark’s Meera Bagh attend Creative Writing Workshop - (19 August 2011)
A ‘Creative Writing’ workshop was attended by 9 students of class XI of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh along with their teacher Incharge Ms. Sonam Yadav at the Diocesan Community Centre Library on 19 August, 2011. The speakers Ms. Jose Kavi and Ms. Rita Joseph enlightened everyone with their knowledge and ideas on creative writing, its various skills and ways to improve the creative writing process. This event was attended by nine schools. It was a wonderful and a great learning experience for all our students.
An Interactive Session by GOONJ
An Interactive Session ‘School to School’ was organized at GOONJ, Sarita Vihar in which teachers from different schools participated. Ms. Mamta Parashar from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the same. The main motive of the session was to create awareness and encourage children to contribute in kind the stationery items, toys, books, newspaper and small gifts for GOONJ. They showed their Processing unit where they use each bit of old clothes for making sanitary napkins, mats, balls, wallets and pouches, etc.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh interact with Veteran Congress Leader - (5 August 2011)
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh interact with Veteran Congress Leader : Click to EnlargeZoe Christopher (XI-A) and Samarth Garg (XIIA), of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, alongwith their teacher Ms. S. Malik visited the Indian Express office on 5 August 2011 and had an interactive session with Senior Congress M.P. Mr. Digvijay Singh. The veteran leader spoke at length about the various scams being unearthed as a result of Right to Information Act and maturing of Indian Democracy. He urged the students to develop a secular outlook and to defeat communalism at all costs. The students questioned him on reasons for Congress reliance on Gandhi-Nehru family and dearth of alternative leadership in Congress and reasons why Congress supported a ‘weak’ Lokpal Bill. The 1 ½ hr. session was a learning as well as an enriching experience for the students.
Career Counselling at St. Mark's Meera Bagh - (3 August 2011)
A Career Counselling Programme for students of class XII was conducted at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 3 August 2011. It was conducted by “JUMP” Centre for Career Development under the leadership of eminent Career Counsellor and Educationist Mr. Jitin Chawla, who interacted with the students and shared his expertise on the same. He conveyed that career building is not only about being a Doctor or an Engineer, it is more than that depending upon one’s interest. He covered wide areas like Actuarial Science Law, Acting, Directing, Psychology, Mass Communication etc. gave the students detailed informed on the same, regarding the course duration, economic aspects, colleges and scope.

The entire programme was an eye opener for the students.
Nestle - Camp Champs - (25 July 2011)
Nestle Milky Bar organized ‘Camp Champs’ on 25 July, 2011 for the students of classes IV and V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. This created awareness in young minds about not just how important staying physically is but it be loads of fun to do so, through various exciting and fun – filled outdoor games like sac-race, fishing, tent making, etc.

The winners were gratified with exciting gifts and merchandise from Nestle Milky Bar. The winners were Sanskar Gupta (IV F), Aryan Arora (IV A), Aryan Soni (V A), Harshleen Kaur (V A), Deepali Sharma (V A) and Akshit Gupta (V F). The runners – up were : Ashish Chugh (IV E) , Utsavi Makkar (IV C) , Isha Kumari (IV F) , Paarth Wadhawan (IV D) , Ishika Kalra (V B) and Mehak Bansal (V F).
Teacher's of St. Mark's attend Road Safety Club Meet - (22 July 2011)
On 22 July 2011, the Delhi Traffic Police organized a Road Safety Club Meet, at Bal Bhavan, to discuss about the awareness of road safety rules amongst teenagers. Physical Education Teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this meeting, which was presided by Commissioner of Traffic Police and Jt. Commissioner of Police, Mr. Satendra Garg and Inspector Ms. Seema Sharma. The main motto was to include the best 45 schools of the area, into the Club, and organize various activities and programmes to spread awareness, throughout the year.
Nelson Mandela International Day - (18 July 2011)
Nine students of Humanities stream of classes XI and XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh along with the teacher incharge Ms. S. Malik attended an interactive session at India International Centre on Monday, 18 July 2011 to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

The programme commenced with a cultural fiesta which included dance and songs from Africa. Thereafter all the assembled guests sang “We shall overcome” and passed lighted candles in a bid to ‘Take Action and Bring Change’.

It was an honour to hear the reminisces of Mr. Ahmed Kathrada, a close associate of Nelson Mandela and co – prisoner at Robber Island. According to him international support and sheer courage of his countrymen empowered to face the trials of a long prison sentence. He highlighted the plight of his people in their struggle against Apartheid and their resolve to attain peaceful settlement to end Apartheid guided by Gandhian ideology. He stressed on the importance of education and an understanding that ‘Freedom is always accompanied with Responsibility’.

The seminar concluded with a hope of stronger and friendlier ties between India and South Africa.
St. Mark's teachers attend Interactive session with author Ms. Daman Singh - (16 July 2011)
10 students of classes VIII and IX alongwith 2 teachers Ms. Harmeet Kaur and Ms. Lisha Manoj of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended an interactive session with Ms. Daman Singh, the author of the book ‘the Sacred Grove’ organized by Harper Collin Publishers at the India Habitat Centre on 16.7.2011. The session was quite interesting as the author read out excerpts from her book and shared her experiences that she had while writing the book. The students asked her questions about everything from her inspiration for her writing to the issues in her book. Ms. Daman Singh shared other insights and personal stories about how she came to be a writer. It was indeed an enriching experience for the future writers to get the valuable tips from the renowned writer.
St. Mark's teachers invited by Crisp
8 teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, were invited by CRISP (The Consortium for Research in School Pedagogy), an NGO, in NOIDA, for a study tour of their facility. CRISP has mapped the entire NCERT syllabus from classes I to X. The teachers saw how through the internet, the CRISP web portal provides access to thousands of global resources and lesson plans to deal with specific topics and themes, using equipment that is already available in the school. It was a wonderful experience as we gained a lot of knowledge.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend an Art Workshop - (18 to 20 June 2011)
Camlin Arts organized an Art workshop for the students of classes VI to VIII, of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The three days workshop was organized from 18 to 20 June 2011, and was attended by students actively. They enjoyed learning the art of coffee and crackle painting.
Rakhi Making - (14 to 15 July 2011)
Pidilite Industries Limited conducted a Rakhi Making contest on 14 and 15 July, 2011 for students of classes II to V in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. After demonstration, all the Rakhi’s would be sent to Jawans posted on the Indian Border. It would be a great gesture to tell all the Jawans posted for our protection that we remember them and are thankful for what they are doing for us.
Life Skills Workshop (28 June 2011)
Three teachers Ms. L. Srinivas, Ms. Anu Arora and Ms. N. V. Punj of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended the workshop organized at Vishal Bharti Public School on 28 June, 2011. It was conducted by Ms. Madhu Sharma. The main aim of the workshop was to highlight the salient features of Life Skills as a subject. She talked about the ten aspects of life skills but emphasized mainly on Self Awareness and Creativity. Significant tips were given to develop activities and assess them effectively through mutual interaction among the teachers present. The line that stayed with one and all is “Each day for a teacher is like a one day international, always aiming for a sixer.”
My experience at The Times NIE summer training programme (6 to 10 June 2011)
My experience at The Times NIE summer training programme - Click to EnlargeMy school, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh gave me the wonderful opportunity to attend TIMES NIE summer training programme in Journalism held at THE TIMES OF INDIA office at Daryaganj. The five day workshop from 6 June 2011 to 10 June 2011 was attended by thirty-four students from prominent schools of Delhi such as Ramjas School, Sanskriti school, Richmond School, DPS Vasant Kunj to name a few. It was a tremendous learning experience for me.

The aim of the workshop was to provide training to the students to publish a youth newspaper for the student edition of THE TIMES OF INDIA newspaper. We were given a brief training on different aspects of journalism : from writing an article to making graphics for the newspaper. I also had the golden opportunity of interacting with Mrs. Nikhat Kazmi, a senior correspondent and a well known film critic of THE TIMES OF INDIA who was present on the second day of the workshop.

She gave us some valuable suggestions on how to be a good journalist. On the fourth day of the workshop we were clicked for our own newspaper. On the last day of the workshop we were asked to undertake a marketing research to find the response of readers of THE TIMES OF INDIA- STUDENT EDITION. For this we were given fifteen survey forms. We were asked to get the survey done and make a report on it.

It was a memorable experience to learn how to be a reporter, critic, page designer, sub editor from the professionals at the TIMES OF INDIA office. I would like to thank my school & the TOI team for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Naman Bhagat
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Art Summer Camp - (18 to 19 May 2011)
An Art Summer Camp was organized for the students of class IV and V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 18 and 19 May, 2011 in which students learnt quilling, glass painting and making of theme photo frames.
Paper Mache workshop at St. Mark's Meera Bagh - (18 to 20 May 2011)
Ms. Poonam Devi, specialist in Mithila Folk Painting and her assistant conducted a Paper Mache Workshop at St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, from 18th to 20th May 2011. Students were taught to make various things out of Paper Mache. They learnt to make various handicraft items.
Theatre Workshop (18 to 31 May 2011)
           
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A fifteen day theatre workshop by the ‘Atelier Theatre Group' was held during the summer vacation from 18th to 31st May 2011. It was taken up by Mr. Kuljeet Singh and assisted by Himanshu Mehta. 28 students from classes VI to X took part in the workshop. Students learnt various techniques to modulate their voices so that their performance makes an impact. Their confidence, awareness and acting skills were enhanced. They enacted a play called “Raja Tarbooz Ki Kahani” based on a poem “The Tale of The Melon City” by Vikram Seth on the last day of the workshop. The play was scripted by the students themselves with guidance and inputs from Mr. Singh. Every student participated in it and was encouraged to perform to his potential. Our principal ma’am and the parents were very pleased with the performance and the students were very charged up by performing on stage. The workshop definitely helped them in broadening their views on real-life situations and was a great learning experience. The workshop ended on a high note and was a big success.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
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We at St. Mark's, believe that theatre is the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way to bring about a change in the society and the most effective way to celebrate life.

A group of 25 teachers were fortunate to attend a theatre workshop conducted by two eminent theatre personalities, Avijit Dutt who is a filmmaker, actor, theatre director and communications consultant and Swaroopa Ghosh, a theatre actor and director who specializes in children's theatre. The three day intensive workshop not only polished the acting and directing skills of the teachers but gave them a new vision of theatre from a child's point of view. The team building exercises and the group dynamics gave a new dimension to the workshop apart from concentrating on the nuances of script writing, dialogue delivery, voice modulation, improvisations etc.

At the end of the workshop participating teachers presented self scripted short plays.
Globe Workshop attended by St. Mark's Meera Bagh Teacher (19 February 2011)
Eco Club teacher Ms. S. Kaur of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop organized by ‘Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment’ (GLOBE), from 17th to 19th February 2011, at Delhi Secretariat. The main purpose of this training programme was to unite teachers, students and scientists in the study and research about the dynamics of the Earth’s Environment. They were trained to do protocols for atmosphere, hydrology, soil and land cover.
Teachers of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend Workshop on Lexile Framework (9 February 2011)
Scholastic India Ltd. organized a workshop on Lexile Framework for the teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 9 February 2011. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Loena Srivastav, the Regional Head, Scholastic India Ltd. Lexile Framework aims at checking the Lexile level of an individual which will help him in realizing his potential to read books of his interest as well as understanding. It also helps them to constantly upgrade their lexile levels. The workshop helped the teachers in getting acquainted with the system so that they can help the students in checking their lexile levels. It was also an exciting experience as the teachers themselves took the test and were eager to check their lexile levels.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh at India Habitat Centre
The students of classes II and III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended an informative and an interesting session organized by the ‘Habitat Children’s Book Forum’ at India Habitat Centre on 12 February 2011.

It was conducted by Ms. Mariam Karim Ahlawat, a renowned author of a variety of books. ‘My Little Boar’, ‘High in the Sky’, ‘Tales – Old and New’ are few of her works. She also writes a column for the ‘Times of India’ on ‘Educational and Social Issues’.

The session with Ms. Mariam was truly fun with words, rhymes, sounds and pictures. She stressed on the fact that every word has a magic in it and how different pictures can be created in mind for a particular word. The ‘major attraction’ and fun for the students were her poems which had big emphasis on the ‘rhyme’ and the ‘sound’. The students enjoyed themselves a great deal, reciting poems with her and commented that she creates magic in her poems.

Emphasising on the imagination of the students, which can be extremely versatile, Ms. Mariam asked the students to think of a character and write a short story on it, which really brought out the talents, in a lot of students, of creating wonderful stories.

In all it was a learning experience majorly for the students and for the teachers as well, as they got a variety of tips of how they can make their class teaching creative and thereby more effective by just developing the imaginative and creative buds of the students.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend Interactive Session with former Chief Justice
A group of 15 students from classes IV to VIII and 2 teachers Ms. T. Kant and Ms. U. Korla, of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went to attend an interactive session with Ms. Leila Seth, Former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh, on her book, ‘We, the Children of India – The Preamble to our Constitution’.

It was indeed enlightening for the students as well as the teachers. She made the words of ‘Preamble to the Constitution’ understandable to even the youngest readers. Heavy words like democracy, republic, sovereignty, secular etc. have been made easy and interesting to learn through colourful illustrations.

All the students and the teachers listened to Ms.Leila Seth in a rapt attention as she threw light on various points of her book. It was a great learning experience to hear her narrating stories to explain a particular word written in the Preamble of India.
St. Mark's Meera Bagh attends Orientation Programme (4 February 2011)
An Orientation Programme on Climate Change was conducted at Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change on 4th February 2011. Teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, Ms. S. Kaur and Ms. A. Sapra, attended the programme, which included visit to Energy Park of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, where they were shown renewable energy devices like solar boilers, refrigerator, pumps, water car etc. It was followed by a group discussion on climate change and use of new renewable energy sources and its economic aspects. The group discussion was facilitated by Director of MGICCC, Mr. S. K. Saxena.
Vice Principal of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attends International CBSE Conference (24 - 25 Jan 2011)
CBSE-ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) in collaboration with Sahodaya School Complex (Gurgon Chapter), organised an International Conference focusing on ‘Scope of Assessment in Teaching and Learning’ from 24 to 25 January 2011 at the Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon, which brought together key researchers, policy makers and teachers. More than 1000 delegates from all over India and abroad participated in this Conference.

Ms. V. Wahi, Vice Principal of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this Conference, which stressed that the implementation and success of CCE depends on how well assessment and its data is used to improve classroom teaching. The main emphasis was laid on how to improve the effectiveness of class room teaching and learning though assessment.
Cookery Workshop for Teachers (22 Jan 2011)
Primary teachers attended a cookery workshop organized by Nestle on 22 January, 2011 in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec Public School, Meera Bagh. It was an interactive workshop where teachers were given guidelines for healthy eating habits. Question and answer session was enjoyed by the teachers. Recipies were demonstrated. A fun session of Tambola was also organized.
Teacher of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attends TOI Programme - (2010)
The Times of India pioneered “Take Care Take Charge” programme in year 2010, which intends to instill a sense of responsibility amongst youth by the way of contributing innovative ideas for greener and sustainable environment. Ms. Ritu Verma, teacher of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, was one of the panelists, alongwith United Nations Development Programme resource person Mr.Ramesh Kumar Jalan, Arcelor Mittal’s Country head Mr.Sudhir Sinha and celebrity Judge Actor Mr.Imran Zahid.

The most promising idea out of 10 best entries from Delhi was of Prateek Karhelia, an I. T. Professional, called ‘iM-Pollute’.

14 year old Kashif Noori presented his idea on a generator which can make electricity cycle, was highly appreciated by the panelists.
iDiscoveri Education (7 Dec 2010)
A teacher is a “Guide on the side rather than a sage on the stage…..”

The iDiscoveri Education conducted the Conference ‘School of Tomorrow’ with this motto, on the future of school education in India. Ms. Ritika Anand, Education Supervisor-Middle Wing, of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this seminar and communication forum for school leaders and educationists on 07.12.2010. The conference had addresses by Education visionaries and panel discussion of experts to discuss micro practices and macro trends that have potential to transform school education. Prof. Peter M. Senge (MIT Sloan School of Management), Prof. David Perkins (Harvard Univ.) and Mr. Gurcharan Das (Author and ex-CEO, P&G) were the key note speakers.
Academic Meet (3 Dec 2010)
Ms. Anjali Aggarwal and Ms. Anita Gupta of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec Public School, Meera Bagh attended a seminar on ‘Modern International Curricula’ organized by Edexcel on 3 December 2010 at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon.

The seminar witnessed participation from educationists and school principals. International academic qualifications, their structure and assessment models as well as ideal resources, training and support structures were discussed during the course of the seminar.

Edexcel had also showcased the United Kingdom model wherein academic and vocational education co – exist.
Workshop on Specific Learning Disabilities and Inclusive Education (25 September 2010)
The workshop was organized by Forum of Public Schools (Regd.) on Specific Learning Disabilities on 25 September 2010. The day long workshop was attended by junior section teachers Ms. Deepinder , Mr. K. Gill and Ms. Monita Bose along-with the Guidance Counsellor Ms. Neha Sharma of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The eminent speakers included Dr. Jitendra Nagpal and Mrs. Tulika Talwar. The workshop advocated the need for Early Identification, Intervention and Sensitization for Specific Learning Disabilities and Inclusive Education.

The workshop oriented the teachers to explore and understand Classroom Management strategies and approach to remedial support. The workshop sensitized the teachers to be the role models and the change makers in the developmental journey of a child.

Few of the learning’s from the workshop were :
» Childhood is a journey and exploration is the methodology to learn constructively.
» Handling children with Special Needs requires warmth, understanding and passion.
The Greatest Wealth is Health (25 August 2010)
A Workshop was conducted by Ms. Deepika from Hriday Shaan on 25 August 2010 on ‘Importance of Breakfast’. Peer leaders from classes VI – IX attended the workshop. The speaker informed about the various food groups to be included in healthy breakfast and how it is the most important meal of the day.
We join the Tony Blair Foundation (17 August 2010)
Two teachers Ms. Seema Arora and Ms. Geeta Rajan attended a day long workshop ‘Face to Faith’ organized by the Tony Blair Foundation at Ahlcon International School on the 17th of August 2010. They were taught some ICT skills which would help in video conferencing with schools from all across the globe. They were also part of a video conference with the Face to Faith team based in the U.S. The school looks forward to collaboration with schools from as far as Canada, Japan and New Zealand.
Theatre Workshop for Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh (15 to 29 May 2010)
A theatre workshop was organized at St. Mark’s Sr.Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, for students of classes VI to X, from 15 May to 29 May 2010. It was conducted by Mr. Kuljeet Singh, the founder Director of Atelier Theatre Society. The workshop included activities like improvisations, voice projections, proper usage of stage space and various physical exercises.

Mr. Nitin Sharma, alongwith Mr. Kuljeet, prepared the students for a play by Safdar Hashmi. The play, 'Gopi Gawaiya, Bagha Bajaiya', was staged on the final day of the workshop and was witnessed by the parents of the participating students. It was a great learning experience for everyone involved.
ECO Club Workshop attended by St. Mark's, Meera Bagh
Snow Leopard Eco Club members of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a workshop on ‘Global Warming and Climate Change’ in the school premises on 17 April 2010. The workshop was conducted by an organization I-Dream which works for environment. Students exchanged their ideas and asked questions. The workshop ended with a small session of discussion of eco club activities of the school and how to become green consumers.
Teachers of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend VIPASSANA
The teachers of primary wing of of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a very effective and intense talk by Mr. Apoorva, a Vipassana practitioner and a staunch believer in the healing powers of the Vipassana, the ancient meditation technique of India. It was good learning experience for all the teachers.
Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh attend VIPASSANA
A group of 17 girls from classes VIII, IX and X of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a two and a half day ‘Vipassana Meditation Camp’ at Chhattarpur on 9 April 2010. They learnt the breathing technique of Annapana which makes them feel peaceful and calm. Practiced regularly, it would improve their memory and concentration. They also enjoyed the interactive sessions and activities.
Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation Workshop
A workshop on ‘Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation’ was conducted on 10 April 2010 at Nehru Memorial Museum for Eco club teachers. It was attended by Ms. S. Kaur, Ms. M. Pathak and Ms. A. Sapra, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The programme began with nature walk, followed by a Presentation on Biodiversity including Climate Mitigation and Learning from Nature. The programme concluded with a brainstorming session on earth day activities which were presented by various groups of teachers.
Teacher of St. Mark's, Meera bagh attends Teachers NIE Teacher's Meet
Ms. U. Korla, teacher, of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the Teacher’s Meet organized by the Times of India, NIE, on 9 April 2010. The topic of discussion was ‘Destressing the Learning Environment’. It was organized to commemorate 25 years of NIE Programme. The Hon’ble Education Minister for the State, Mr. Arvinder Singh Lovely was the Chief Guest. The occasion was graced by many eminent personalities from various sectors of the society, like, Ms. Anjana Kothari, internationally recognized Painter and a TOI columnist Mr. Puspesh Kant, Ms. Rashmi Roshan, Editor, Sunday Times and Ms. Ekta Choudhary, Femina Miss India 2009. The programme concluded with a remarkable dance performance. Overall it was a well organized and thought provoking programme.
Preparing for Future Challneges - a Workshop
A workshop was organized by Forum of Public Schools (Regd.) on “Preparing for Future Challneges”, at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 15th and 16th March 2010. Teachers from various schools attended this workshop, which was conducted by Dr. Vikram Dutt, Head, Sr. Consultant in Inclusion and Rehabilitation, Mr. Alok Bhuvan, Ph.D in Special Education Inclusion autism and Ms. Mamta Sahai, Chairperson, CWC. This workshop was a blend of conceptual and interactive one and it covered various topics like handling children with special needs, dealing with parents and guardians, understanding the child and his needs etc. The workshop was an eye opening experience for all those who attended.
Librarian's Meet Workshop
A Librarians’ Meet was conducted by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. on 16 March 2010 at Russian Culture Centre. The seminar was inaugurated by Prof. Krishna Kumar, Former Director NCERT. The theme of the seminar was ‘The School Library – Today and Tomorrow’. Ms. A. Kohli from St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this programme, in which the librarians expressed their views and problems they faced every day. It was a great learning experience as they got new ideas for a vibrant library and international perspectives of a school library.
The Counsellor of St. Mark's, Meera Bagh attend Workshop
Convention of School Counsellors was held at ICTRC, Dwarka, on 23 February 2010 by Dr. V. S. Ravindran, Director, ICTRC and many other eminent speakers from varied background and universities. Ms. Divya, the Counsellor of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec.Public School, Meera Bagh, participated in the programme. This workshop focused on the issue of ‘Classroom Management’, factors affecting student behaviour in classrooms, changing aspects of the teacher-student relationship and counsellor’s role in a school. It was a good learning experience for all who attended the programme.
A Hindi Workshop (November 2009)
Dr. Dabas addressing the teachers at the Hindi Seminar - Click to EnlargeAn Our School and Saraswati House Publications, in joint collaboration organized a Hindi Workshop on 21 November 2009 in the school premises. Many Hindi Teachers from various schools of West Delhi participated in the Seminar.

This workshop was an attempt to popularize Hindi as a launguage among the students and respect the same as a National language.
Teachers attend Workshops
» Social Science Workshop (12 September 2009)
» Mathematics Workshop (19 September 2009)
» Environmental Studies Workshop (30 November 2009)
» CMC Vatavaran & Climate Change Primer Workshops (27 & 31 October 2009 respectively)
» Science Workshop
Workshop with Mr. Barry O’Brien
Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal welcoming Mr. Barry O'BrienAn interactive session with Mr. Barry O’Brien was jointly organized by the Oxford University Press and St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh on 24 October 2009. Around 50 teachers of our school attended the talk show. Many teachers from other reputed schools also attended this programme. As Mark Twain has rightly said - “Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great”.

Mr. O’Brien motivated the teachers and filled them with new zeal to become better teachers and human beings. He emphasized on the need for a teacher to keep up with horizontal knowledge and learning in addition to updating vertical knowledge. The programme kept the audience spellbound. The teachers returned home an enlightened lot.
Student learns the Nuances of Film Making
I was lucky to get an opportunity to attend a wildlife film-making workshop organized by CMS-VATAVARAN on 20 October 2009 at India Habitat Centre. The 12-hour workshop was hosted by Mr. Vijay Bedi, a Green Oscar Awardee whose family has been in wildlife film making from three generations. Eighteen students from different schools participated. We were briefed by him about the various steps involved in film making. We were also made aware of the problems we would face and how to overcome them. We learnt how to use the state of the art equipment. We then headed to the zoological park for a hands-on experience. It was wonderful to be so close to nature.

We returned to the Habitat Centre and shifted our focus on editing of films. It was an amazing experience and I felt enlightened after attending it.

- GARV MALIK, XI B

Health is Wealth
The countdown has begun. The clock strikes and here we are sitting all night, trying to cram the course with the anxiety of completing the syllabus and fear of not passing the exams. Therefore, the need of the hour is how to beat the exam monster with study skills and time management. On 7 September 2009, Vanya Bhatnagar and Palak Ahuja of class IX, attended a workshop under the renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. Samir Parikh at Max Health Care, Saket; that awakened us to the fact that studies can be made really interesting and easy with the right study skills.
A Workshop was organized by Forum of Public Schools
A workshop was organized by Forum of Public Schools (Regd.) on 19 August 2009, at Sachdeva Public school, Pitampura. Resource team from Expression India comprising of renowned doctors headed by Dr. Jitender Nagpal, conducted the workshop on “Handling Medical Emergencies in School”. Principals and teachers from various schools attended this workshop. Mr. Vikas, Ms. Preeti, Ms. Sharmistha and Ms. Nishu, teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended the workshop and found it to be very illuminating and helpful.
Street Play on Disaster Management
A highly informative street play was presented on Disaster Management, for students of class IX by artists from Theatre Point. Through their effective dramatic skills using simple props, songs and drum beats the artists depicted various natural and manmade disasters especially earthquakes, fire hazards and acts of terrorism. They gave valuable inputs for tackling these disasters through alertness and preparedness. Panic at the time of disasters augments the casualties, while wisdom and preparedness enables us to avert, minimize the loss of human life and overcome the disaster.
Science Students attend Workshop
http://www.testbag.com organized a workshop for Science students of classes XI and XII to bring awareness to their website which provides access to online testing for various subjects like Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Mental Ability and many more. It is an innovative way of testing as the students will benefit a great deal in their regular as well as entrance exams. It also aims at improving knowledge skills and time management.
Students attend Music Workshop
5 Students along with the Music teacher Mr. R. Pramanik had the opportunity to visit The British Council to attend a Music Workshop, which was conducted by a group of musicians from U.K. Students learned the importance of melody and harmony in singing. Overall, it was an interesting workshop.
Teachers attend Workshop on Medical Emergencies
A workshop on Medical Emergencies was conducted at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec Public School, Meera Bagh, on 6th and 7th July 2009 for teachers of classes I to VI and VII to XII respectively. The workshop which was conducted by Mr. Ojas S. Walia from St. John Ambulence Brigade, emphasised on students fainting during assembly/sports period, lab accidents , fire and first aid. The workshop was extremely enlightening and was appreciated by all.
Students of St. Mark's Astronomy Club attend Workshop
A group of eight students of Astronomy Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went to St. Columba’s School to attend a workshop from 22nd to 26th May 2009. There were 4 sessions based on Advance Solar Observation. Total Solar Eclipse and Radio Astronomy. All sessions were interesting and informative. Last session concluded with Career Counseling in the field of Astronomy and future of humanity in space.
Students of St. Mark's Astronomy Club went to Sariska
A group of eight students of Astronomy Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went to Sariska for Astronomy Club Meet from 17th to 19th April 2009. There were 2 sessions based on Astro Photography’ and Deep Sky Observations’. Students also had an opportunity to visit famous Sariska Tiger Reserve which was a unique experience in itself.
Teachers attend Workshop on Photo Frame Making
HT PACE organized a workshop on 'Photo Frame Making' on 15 April 2009 a St. Marks Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh for Classes IV & V. The resource person was Ms. Japjee who is also the Co-ordinator HT Pace. She demonstrated the making of the photo frame. The students were enthusiastic to learn and many of them made it at home and brought to school the next day.
Teachers attend Workshop on Story Telling
A Story Telling Workshop was held on 10 April 2009 at St. Marks Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It was organized by Ratna Sagar Pvt. Ltd. The resource person was Ms. Deepa Aggarwal, who authored a number of books for children. She has about forty books in English and Hindi to her credit. Her series of picture books 'Little Friends' with titles like 'Lippo goes to the Park' and 'Squiggy goes to school' published by Frank Educational Aids is extremely popular with beginner readers. Her recent titles include 'Caravan to Tibet', 'Folktales from Uttarakhand' and 'The Mango Birds'.

She spoke about various styles of story telling belonging to different countries and also from the different states of our country. To name a few : Kamishibai - a Japanese way of storytelling and Rajasthani Phad which has a screen with full story and the relevant pictures are highlighted. It was quite an interactive and interesting workshop and concluded with the performance by the teachers of Class I to V with a story from their respective classes. Ms. Deepa Aggarwal was very impressed with the way the teachers enacted out the stories with limited time and limited aids. However it was the Principal of the school, Ms. A. Aggarwal who stole the show by enacting out the famous story 'Little Red Riding Hood'.
Road Safety Education Programme
Ms. P. Sauja and Ms. S. Bagga, our teachers, attended a workshop on road safety programme at St. Columbia School, Vikaspuri. The workshop, which was conducted by M/s Toyota, was well informative ad teachers from various schools shared their views and information on the topic. Students of classes I to V were shown animated movie based on traffic rules.
Teachers attend 'Urban Sanitation' Workshop
Ms. M. Pathak and Ms. S. Kaur, attended a workshop on 'Urban Sanitation' organized jointly by CBSE, Urban Development Authority and GTZ. It was a conclave of teachers and principals from all across India. Participants were asked to sensitize the children regarding the basic needs of sanitation. Various presentations related to urban sanitation were given by eminent people. Schools were also briefed about better environment and energy conservation. Many notes were exchanged amongst schools and the matters discussed would be implemented soon.
Theatre Workshop for Students of St. Mark's Meera Bagh
An eight-day Theatre Workshop was held for students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, by the Yatrik Theatre Group. 36 students from Classes VIII, IX and XI participated in this workshop along with the teacher felicitators, Ms. P. Minocha and Ms. R. Kohli. Legends like Ms. Joy Michael, Mr. Prakash Bhatia and Ms. Swaroopa Ghosh conducted the workshop and worked on different arenas of theatre. The students were made aware of the technical as well as creative aspects of a play. They were taught how to improvise a scene, how to modulate and project their voice. Mr. Neeraj worked upon their diction and clarity of voice. Mr. Siddharth Bhatia was present for the last 2 days of the workshop wherein a play was developed and was enacted by the students on stage.
Students attend Interactive Session
Two students, Ishan Arora and Aayushi of Class V along with the teacher Ms. M. Parashar attended S2S Forum organized by Goonj, an NGO that works for the underprivileged sections of society, at Sarita Sadan on 6 February 2009. It was an interactive session in which teachers and students from across Delhi came together to examine the problem areas. The session began with a vote of appreciation by Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder Director Goonj, where he appreciated and expressed his gratitude towards our school for consistently supporting Goonj activities over the years.