On 17th April, 21 students from St. Joseph Upatham School,Thailand along with three teachers Mrs. Petcharawan,Miss Waraporn and Mr. Amnart visited Carmel, Delhi as a part of the ongoing Indo-Thai Exchange 2016-17.This is the seventh year of the exchange.In the two weeks of their stay, the students were introduced to the diverse culture and heritage of India. Delhi's heat did not act as a deterrent for their enthusiasm to the trips to Taj Mahal, Kingdom of Dreams,Dilli Haat,Sarojini Nagar Market and Delhi Darshan. The Thai students took part enthusiastically in various activities such as Tie and Dye,Pottery,Sports,etc. On Buddy Day, the visiting students were taken to various places of interest by their Indian counterparts. On the farewell assembly we were fortunate enough to have the Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Apirat Sugondhabhirom from the Embassy of Thailand, New Delhi visit us. The Exchange was an enriching experience for the students of both Carmel Convent. Delhi and Joseph Upatham School , Bangkok. The exchange plays a fundamental role in widening the horizons of the students and giving them an opportunity to learn about new cultures.
On 8th May WePlant a voluntary organization gave a talk to promote the practice of Nishkamakarma (action without any expectation) among children in a practical way of planting trees for others and the generations to come.
WePlant has initiated a campaign (Save a Million Mango Seeds) with partnership of schools and colleges in and around NCT of Delhi to encourage students to save mango seeds this summer. Carmel Convent will be opening a Seed Bank where students can bring seeds and deposit them at the school. Students will be encouraged to plant and nurture these seeds in parks, roadsides and in the neighborhood.
Book Week was organised in Carmel from 24th to 28th April by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. The event was inaugurated by the Principal and Manger Sister Lisetta. The aim of the event was to inculcate good reading habit among students. On 24th April a special assembly was conducted regarding the Book Week and a cartoonist gave a session to classes 3rd and 4th on Tuesday.
On 24th April to celebrate Earth Day a special assembly was conducted by the Environment Club. A street play was put up by the students on "Swacch Bharat" to highlight need for a cleaner environment. Students of classes IV to VIII took part in competitions like Best Out Of Waste, Poster Making, etc., which encouraged them to use eco-friendly materials and adopt environment friendly practices.
As a part of Carmel's outreach programme Sr. Joviana accompanied by Ms Kiran Tomar, Ms Suchanda Sen and two students, visited Adbar village in the Nuh district of Haryana, on 12th April 2017. This was the second visit to this village. Carmel has been reaching out and working extensively in the villages of Bai and Malab in Nuh for the past few years.
Medical supplies were carried for the villagers along with grains and clothes. The visiting team interacted with the villagers. Various skills were imparted through game playing, drawings, dance and songs. Medicines were then dispensed to the sick. They were also given a healthy meal of "Khichdi"
The women of the village felt empowered through this outreach and they look forward to many more trips by Carmelites in the near future
On 28th of April, an assembly was conducted on the re-opening of the school for the session 2017-18. The achievers of Sports Zonal Competitions, Cyber Olympiad, Maths Olympiad and Science Olympiad were awarded certificates by our principal, Sr. Joviana.
Carmel Convent has been given an award of excellence. It has been listed among the top schools of Delhi in commendation of achieving excellence in quality school education towards the development of the society.
To bring in a sense creativity and imagination amongst the students of the evening school,a card making workshop was conducted by Ms. Richa Verma, the art teacher of the school for them on the occasion of Christmas. Students studying in classes 3 to 5 attended the workshop and learnt some innovative concepts of 3D card making through paper folding.
Computer classes were also conducted by Tr. Shilpi Mathur for the students in order to acquaint them with technology.