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Workshops & Seminars
3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health & well-being Summit Regional Summit - (25 to 26 November 2014)
Students of our school along with the school counselor attended the 3rd International Life Skills, Values, Gender, School Health and well being Summit - initiative of CBSE in collaboration with Expression India. The main focus of this summit was to sensitize the students towards various issues & concerns such as gender, environment, health & well being of the learners. It also aimed at strengthening the ideals enshrined in National Health Policy 1983 & the National Policy on Education 1986 as well as NCF 2005.
‘My Exam Plan - We track it, You Crack it’ - (19 November 2014)
Ms. Neelesh Budhiraja and Mr. Tarun Ravindran Co-founder of organization named ‘My Exam Plan’ took a workshop for the XII standard students. Where in they provided students of both the streams Medical & Non-Medical with indepth knowledge on various entrance examinations and also encouraged the students to look at their website for a quick comparison of exams in a simple and readable format.
Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers - (15 November 2014)
On 15 November 2014 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Campus CBSE organised a workshop on Capacity Building for teachers on Stress Reduction Techniques. The workshop was taken up by Vyakti Vikas Kendra India (The Art of Living) and The Mental Health Foundation. It focused on managing stressful situations and facilitating the same in the students. The programme was to help teachers lead healthier, happier and potentially more successful in the teaching profession and handle students in a better way.
Career Counselling Workshop - (3 November 2014)
The Career Counselling Workshop for class IX and X students was held by ‘Aakash Institute’ on 3 November 2014. The objective of the Exam was to identify deserving students so that they can be nurtured & groomed for higher level entrance exam. The students were briefed about Akash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE 2014) for Class X students.
Emerging Challenges in Child Abuse and implementation of POSCO Act 2012 - (28 October 2014)
Workshop on Emerging Challenges in Child Abuse and implementation of POSCO Act 2012 - held on 28 October 2014. Children are the future of the Nation but in recent times we see a spate of violence against them in the form of physical, sexual & verbal abuse which has led to the implementation of various laws for safeguarding them.

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

The act is comprehensive law to provide protection of children from the offences of sexual assult, sexual harassment and pornography, while safeguarding the interest of the child at every stage of judicial process, by incorporating child friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated special courts.
Workshop on Accountancy - (16 July 2014)
A workshop on Accountancy was organized by Sultan Chand & Sons on 16 July 2014 at Guru Harkrishan Public School, for Accountancy teachers. It was conducted by Resource Persons Dr. G. S. Grewal and Mr. R. K. Khosla. They spoke on ‘Revised Schedule VI of Companies Act 1956’ and recent changes in the pattern of Class XII CBSE paper. It was attended by Ms. Vandana Shah and Ms. Ruchika Paul.
Workshop by Commerce Teacher’s Foundation - (12 July 2014)
Committed to professional enrichment of commerce teachers and guide, support and acknowledge commerce students, Commerce Teachers’ Foundation (CTF), a non profit organization organized various workshops on changes in the curriculum and question paper design. The commerce Teachers Ms. Vandana Shah and Ms. Ruchika Paul attended the open house meet and the workshop on Business studies by upcoming author Mr. G.S. Alag at St. Thomas School, Mandir Marg, on 12 July 2014.
Workshop on Career Counselling and Vedic Maths (10 and 11 July 2014)
Workshop on Career Counselling and Vedic Maths : Click to EnlargeWorkshop on Career Counselling and Vedic Maths : Click to EnlargeThe Workshop on Career Counselling and Vedic Maths was held on 10th and 11th July by IMS for all the streams separately. The workshop began by discussing with students about the importance of board exams and their preparation. They shared with the students few techniques and methods of preparing well for the board exams. Students were encouraged to read newspapers & keep themselves updated with the events around the world. Various courses were discussed during the workshop such as Management, Law, Hotel Management, Mass Communication, Psychology, Archeologist etc. They also told students about the prestigious institutes related to these courses & about the job opportunities.

In the second round, workshop on Vedic Maths was conducted wherein instead of verbally telling the advantages of Vedic Maths they held a practical discussion. They shared with the students few techniques which could help them solve mathematical problems quickly & efficiently. These included techniques to simplify multiplication & square roots.
Workshop on Career Counselling by Brigadier Rupinder Singh - (July 2014)
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Brigadier Commander Rupinder Singh an alumni of NDA, IMA Defence Staff College presently actively involved in war games & Defence Strategies regarding India’s Defence, took a Career Counselling Session and encouraged class XII students of all streams about career options in Defence Services after Class XII. Students found the entire session interesting & also clarified their queries.
Robotics Workshop - (8 July 2014)
The working of a robot from ancient times till 2050 was shown to the students of Class VI in the Robotics Workshop. A robot model was also shown to them which performed various tasks like walking, a 360o rotation movement of jaw. The resource person from IRC conducted the entire session.
In Service Teachers Training Programme - (17 to 19 May 2014)
To enhance Professional growth of teachers, an IN - SERVICE TEACHERS’ TRAINING PROGRAMME was conducted by St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri from 17th May to 19th May 2014. The Programme emphasised the need for improvement in pedagogy, attitude, technology & skill development to make education relevant in 21st century.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The focus of the workshop was to make students aware about the emerging disciplines within the field of science, which would eventually help them make informed choices about their career. The eminent speaker for the same was Mr. Jitin Chawla & others who spoke on emerging areas such as aironomics, aerospace, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, industrial robotics, marine science, oceanology and many more. The interaction was multimode, where the speakers interacted with students through the support of various media like videos, PPT Presentations followed by the question & answer round.
Author's visit at St. Mark's School, Janak puri - (11 April 2014)
Author’s (Paro Anand) visit at St. Mark’s School, Janak puri : Click to EnlargeAuthor’s (Paro Anand) visit at St. Mark’s School, Janak puri : Click to EnlargeSt. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri organized a Book reading session by Author Paro Anand for the students of Primary wing on April 11, 2014 to stimulate the young learners towards reading. The author captivated the attention of the audience through her enthralling voice modulation and great sense of humor.

The session was taken pleasure in by one and all present in the Library. Princpal Ms. Rama Sethi also encouraged the students to read more to reach the heights.
Phonetics Workshop by Ira Sehgal - (31 March 2014)
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In which the teachers became aware of the various nuances of English language, their pronunciation etc.
Self Grooming Workshop by Ira Sehgal - (28 March 2014)
SMS, Janakpuri - Self Grooming Workshop by Ira Sehgal : Click to EnlargeTo enhance and enrich the personality of the teachers, a self grooming workshop was held by Ms. Ira Sehgal where numerous tips were given by her in areas such as body language, manners, etiquettes, dress up etc.

Thus this workshop made the teachers more aware about themselves.
India Education Summit 2014 - (6 March 2014)
India Education Summit - 2014 was organized on 6th March 2014 at Taj Mansingh. Our Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher attended it which was based on the most debatable topic on Education Reforms and the Quest for Excellence. Dr. Shashi Tharoor - Minister of State - Ministry of HRD, Mr. A. R. Kohli - Former Governor, State of Mizoram, Prof. P. B. Sharma - Vice Chancellor Delhi, were the eminent speakers. The summit mainly focused on restructuring our educational system for facing global challenges.
New Age On-line
CBSE in collaboration with Tata Consultations Services Pvt. Ltd. organized a workshop on Online checking of answer scripts in St. Stephen Public School. The main aim of the workshop was to educate teaching fraternity about this high tech concept. The teachers enthusiastically learnt the invigorating methods of checking answer-sheets in an error-proof method. Five teachers of our school attended the workshop.
English Language Quality Standard’s Programme
Two teachers of our school attended the panel discussion organized by British Council on the topic “Impact of new technologies on Educational quality of English language”. The discussion focused on developing communicative skills and learners centered teaching skills.
22nd World Book Fair (15 to 23 February 2014)
Two teachers from our school went to 22nd World Book \Fair. The central theme of this year’s book fair was children’s literature and it was aptly themed “Kathasagar : Celebrating Children’s literature. The author’s interaction was the main attraction where the teachers interacted with Ruskin Bond and S. Anand (writer and publisher of ‘Bhinayana’). Writer Anuradha Chopra also spoke about her book “Freeze Frame”. Overall the fair presented India’s rich tradition of literature for children manifested in folk and oral story telling traditions, panchtantra, jataka tales to contemporary e books. It was an enriching experience indeed.
Safety Riding Training - (17 February 2014)
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Students of VII Std. participated in the "Safety Riding Training" organized by Delhi Traffic Police in association with Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

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

In this workshop 150 teachers from different parts of India participated.

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

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

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

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

The programme comprised of three sessions :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following students attended the workshop :

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

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

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

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

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

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