St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri, Delhi St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School
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Interact, Aptitude & Personality Test by Vidyartha for Class XII - (12 to 13 May 2014)
Making the right career choice is one of the most crucial decisions of a students’ life. Moreover Globalization & rapid advances in technology have thrown open a plethora of new career options to the students. Keeping the above in mind, our school organized ‘Career Discovery Program’ for the students of Class XII by Vidyartha.

The test comprised of three sections - Personality, Interact & Aptitude, aimed to provide guidance to the students on their future career related choices.
Psychometric Test
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The test will eventually guide the students and respective parents to make appropriate academic choices; for example; selection of subjects, career and various activities. Thus helping them to make right choices.
Day Adventure Capsule in School - (15 March 2014)
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The day adventure capsule was a joyful and enriching experience for the students of Classes III, IV and V. Spaced out within a day the students found a new found independence away from home in close company of classmates and teachers. This camp also helped the children who had certain inhibitions and fear to perform various activities. The children were divided into different groups namely champions, commandos and tigers. They participated in various activities such as zip line, commando crawl, Burma bridge , commando net, rope ladder climbing, zorbing etc.
Hasta La Vista - (15 February 2014)
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With warmth & heartfelt wishes our school bid farewell to class XII on 15 February 2014. Amidst a delightful fusion of fun & frolic, It was a moment of nostalgia when the students were reminded of their unmatchable childhood memories. Head Boy Ravin Dhingra and Head Girl Shivani Nagpal gave a thanks-giving message for the immeasurable support and love they received during their learning years in school.
Genesis - a new beginning
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Celebrating nature with conscious interdependent coexistence was the theme for our school in association with JAAI (Jica Alumni Association of India) & JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). An environmental awareness programme “Genesis - A new beginning” involving school children was organized to sensitize young minds towards the problems created by environmental issues causing ecological degradation. Students from sixteen schools participated and showcased their concerns and tried to provide solutions for replacement of plastics and Electronic Wastes through Power Point Presentations & documentaries. A poster-making event was also organized for students of class IV-V of the school on “Nature”. The whole exercise added a new dimension in promoting and understanding creation as a whole without borders and limits of human greed.

The programme was graced by Mr. Shinya Ejima the Chief Representative - JICA, Ms. Mika Hara - Representative - JICA, Mr. Anant Kumar - President JAAI, Ms. Nita Srivastava - Vice President - JAAI and other JAAI members who were welcomed by the school Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal & School Principal Ms. Rama Sethi. This was followed by ceremonial inauguration and lighting of the lamp with cultural programme prepared by the school children. The whole activity was followed by prize distribution ceremony for the winners of the various events. Aditi Sharma of V-A, Ekansh Verma of IV-D, Arpita Uppal V-E and Yash Sharma of V-A won the I, II and the special prizes for Intra School Poster Making Competition while as at the Inter School Level Mount Carmel School, Sector 22, Dwarka and the Indian Height School, Sector 23, Dwarka won the I and the II Prize for Power Point Presentation at Junior Level. Inter School documentary / Short Film Competition at Senior Level was won by G. D. Goenka Pubilc School, Sector 22, Rohini, and the II prize was won by Sachdeva Public School, Sector 13, Rohini. The overall trophy went to Rainbow Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri and G. D. Goenka Public School, Sec.22, Rohini as it was a tie. The whole activity was a grand success.
Citation Ceremony - (27 January 2014)
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Students of Class XII formally came face to face with their parting during the citation ceremony held on 27th January 2014.

With pain in their hearts & smiles on their faces they received their titles and appreciation by the Principal & Vice Principal amidst thunderous clapping. With moist eyes it was a moment of heartaches but a vast opening of new horizons acknowledging their arrival was opening for them.
Fenestella of the World - (25 January 2014)
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Fenestella of the World”, a social Science Exhibition was held in St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri, New Delhi on 25th January 2014.

Working for the exhibition opened up new vistas for students, they got a blank canvas to showcase their skills, innovative ideas and even technology. Knowledge of history is empowering. One who “sees” history is able to harness the power of that wave’s entire journey.

The students of Classes I to V discovered the past and found out how people lived right from the Stone Age to the Indus Valley, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Chinese and Greco-Roman Civilizations. They also got an insight into the legacies of the Aztecs and the Mayans of South America. The attractions of the exhibition ranged from the cave-dwellers of stone age, discovery of fire, Pharaohs, Kings, Mummies, pyramids, Cleopatra, “an eye for an eye” of Hammurabi’s code, the Mayan Calendar, the birth of democracy, the first Olympics, Julius Caesar, Helen of Troy, Trojan Horse, the Terracotta Army, Greek Gods and Goddesses, the invention of writing, paper, and the wheel, kingdoms built of stone in Africa, Island cities of Aztecs, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Wall of China, the introduction of concepts as zero, coins, pulley system and even the Sphinx all depicted through maps, superb illustrations, models, colourful pictures, and enactments by students.

As everyone explored these civilizations, everyone agreed to the statement of William Faulkner : “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” It may help you see where you are going.

Classes VI and VII showcased the evolution and growth of society in terms of ideas, inventions social reforms, cultural growth and raise of iconic leaders.

Evolution of life on Earth was represented by showcasing the different biomes on Earth and how the environment effects the growth of plants, animals and human life in general. Concept of Zero, Sushruta’s surgery were prominently featured. The growth of civilization led to various social evils in society which led to various social reform movements in India and the world at large.

Followed by cultural upliftments and growth of media and entertainment, as India recently celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema.

The role of women was sidelined as our society progressed and virtually marginalized thus the Empowerment of the women became the need of the hour from “Home make to Nation Maker” showing the contributions of various women be it Kiran Bedi, Benazir Bhutto etc. Followed by the growth of various legendary leaders which changed the source of history thus changing the destiny of their respective nations.

The seniors presented four continents namely USA, Asia, Europe and Australia along with UNO Mock Assembly discussing the issue of philanthropy. Architecture, famous buildings and monuments of different continents were highlighted along with social & cultural milieu.

The whole activity not only promoted the spirit of national integration but also global understanding as various issues were pressed upon be it political, economic or social.
Parents lauded the efforts of the children, exclaiming at the same time acknowledging the immense talent and the mammoth work they had put in.
 
 
ISA Activity - World Explorer - (December 2013)
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As a part of the ISA Activity - World Explorer project helped students to explore, investigate, foster deeper understanding & appreciation for diverse culture & develop friendship & respect for other countries of the world. It strengthened the collaborative skill of the students by working effectively as a team.

Various activities were undertaken for different classes :
  • a) Vexillegy Group (for Class I) : Students draw flags of different countries and display as collage on the Bulletin Board.
  • b) Philatelic Group (for Class II) : Students collected stamp of various countries & assembled them in an album.
  • c) Numismatic Group (Class III) : Students collected currencies of different countries & assembled them.
Activity - 2 :
  • (d) Class V-VI :
    • (i) The students made their own calendars showing the diversity in architecture of different countries of the world.
    • (ii) Students prepared Power Point Presentation on 'Ancient Civilization of the World' and conducted Questionnaire on its basis.
  • (e) Psephology Group : Classes VII :
    • (i) Student prepared P.P.T. on the "Types of Parliament in the world and their Election Processes".
    • (ii) They also enacted as important leaders of the world and delivered their speeches in different languages like French.
Economic Group - Class XI : Students of Class XI went for a field trip to "Craft Market" - Delhi Haat. They conducted a survey to collect data & information, took interviews with different people. Also performed comparative studies.

Activity - 3 : On line Project on British Council Site : Class VIII-X :
  • a) A PPT based on weather and climate of India showing various seasons and their causes for their occurrence was prepared by the students.
  • b) They collected climatic data of 2012-13 and presented it Graphically.
  • c) Prepared Documentary film on "Climatic Condition of Egypt" and "The effect of climate on Flora of Pakistan".
  • d) A Quiz based on Flora and Fauna of India and other countries of the world.
Activity - 4 : Fenestella of the World : Social Science Exhibition - 2014
A programme on school safety “I am Safe” - (December 2013)
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SMS, Janakpuri - A programme on school safety - I am Safe : Click to EnlargeA programme on school safety “I am Safe” (Personal Safety & Abuse Prevention Workshop) was organized at school by a dedicated team of RPGS Advisors Pvt. Ltd. - a consulting & advisory company offering safety / security consultancy & Risk Management service.

The entire 10 day program was divided into 3 integral groups.

Primary (I to V classes), Middle (VI to VIII), Senior (IX to XII). To teach the young minds on how to spot, deter and escape from possible abuse & other threats.

The highlight of the program was the methodology used to make children aware such as story-telling, role plays making the learning more interactive and entertaining.

The modules emphasized on the use of voice for protection, reporting harmful situations, communicating with safe adults about situations that make them comfortable, setting and following rules about safety, responding to peer pressure & bullying, essential self protection skills etc.

The students participated enthusiastically in the program showing their interests to learn about the possible threats and how to make themselves save from these situations. All in all a confidence building program which not only focused on awareness rather making the students learn the different self defense techniques they can use in possible dangerous situation.
Anti Obesity Awareness Programme - An ISA Activity - (27 September 2013)
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Health is defined by the WHO as the State of complete physical, mental and Social well being and not merely the absence of diseases and infirmity. But in contemporary times prevalence of obesity and its consequences has promoted WHO to identify it as one of the most important public health problems. Keeping the same views our school organized : ‘Walk for Obesity’ on 27 September 2013 on Anti Obesity drive to create awareness among public. Under this drive, students made people of different age groups, aware of the causes, consequences and prevention of obesity at District Centre, Janak Puri, Delhi.

They carried banners with them to spread the message and also distributed pamphlets giving a ‘wake up call’ or awakening call for a healthy future life.

It is truly said : ‘It is not that obesity runs in your family, it’s that no one runs in your family’.
Dental Health Check up - (25 July 2013)
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A team of 6 skilled professionals including two doctors from ‘Axiss Dental’ educated students about prevention of common oral diseases and also discussed importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

They conducted general dental checkup and referred some students for an elaborate treatment.


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