Title : Discussion between German learning students and Dr Norbert Lammert
Prof Dr Norbert Lammert, former
President of the German Parliament and current Chairman, Konrad Adenauer
Foundation (KAS), visited Carmel Convent School (CCS) in New Delhi on
Wednesday, 17th October 2018. The School, a PASCH School, under the umbrella of
ZfA (Central Agency for German Schools Abroad), hosted a podium discussion in
cooperation with the KAS on "The value of democracy and the role of the
youth within it".
Arshia, Divya, Prisha and Pritika,
class XII students of CCS and Alina, Franziska, Ian and Katharina, class XII
students of the German School New Delhi (DSND) participated in the debate,
moderated by Prof. Lammert using German as the medium of communication. The
detailed debate with the students on democracy, liberty and equality impressed
Graf v. d. Schulenburg, Head of the
Cultural Department complemented that he was impressed by language proficiency
of the Indian students and profound understanding of democracy of all
School trips are an
essential part of the holistic education of students. 120 students of classes
XI A, B, C along with their teachers went on an trip to Jaipur on 8th and 9th
October. The students visited
various historical places including forts, museums and temples such as the Amer fort , Birla Temple, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Babu bazaar. The trip was a good
break for the students and gave them a chance to be independent and respectful
of the locations they visit and strengthen the bonds of friendship with each
An exhibition was hosted by the
primary school on 23rd October 2018 in the school auditorium.
The exhibition showcased the work
being done by the students in various subjects in the classrooms. Visiting
parents were impressed by the high standard of the projects, models and
exhibits made by the students under the
guidance of their teachers. They were amazed to see the confidence with which
the students explained the concepts of the projects they had done.
Congratulations to Sr. Sumita A.C.,
primary school in charge, teachers and students of the primary school for
putting up such a wonderful show!
Iridescence, an annual cultural extravaganza of multifarious events spread over 5 days was organised in Carmel Convent School, New Delhi from July 23rd to July 27th. This week long event was inaugurated by the school's principal, Sr. Tina Maria D'Souza. It was attended by prominent schools from across the city. The response was commendable, and the contestants participated with a spirit of camaraderie and bonhomie.
A literal battle of wits, the English Debate heralded the string of competitions. Events such as Meraki (dance), Symphony(western music), Melange(audio editing), Visionnaire (psychology), Nukkad Natak(street plays), the Impressionist (art) gave an opportunity to the participants to showcase their talent. The sterling performances kept the audience riveted. On the other hand Book discussion, Hindi Elocution, Turn Court were informative and intellectually stimulating.
The fest came to a close with the unique "Capture The Market" event which involved the participants to set up their own food stalls to make profit. Each competition was judged by a panel of eminent judges and the winners were felicitated with certificates and trophies.
The cultural extravaganza was a huge success and an enriching experience for all.
On 20th of July, Sr. Tina Maria D'Souza's Feast day was celebrated. The assembly, initiated by a prayer dance, saw the students expressing their gratitude for the presence and positive impact of Sr. Tina Maria in their lives. The assembly was brought to a close by an inspiring speech by Sr. Tina.
iGEM(International Genetically Engineered Machines)IITD,a technical club of IIT Delhi conducted an interactive hands on workshop to spread awareness on synthetic biology for biology students of classes 11 and 12 on 17th july, 2018.This workshop was organised by Tr. Anita Arora. The workshop included activities such as DNA isolation,Streaking of fluorescent proteins,a synbio intellect quiz and a short presentation about their work. The workshop provided the students an idea of the nature of work involved in a professional synthetic biology laboratory and how bacteria can be engineered in a lab.Students also had an interactive session with IIT Students regarding future prospects.
On the 13th Of July, the Feast of Mount Carmel was celebrated in the school's premises in a beautiful ceremony organised by the Junior school. A musical play imparting the virtues of Mother Mary commemorated the completion of 150th year of Congregation of Apostolic Carmel.
The ceremony also marked the release of the school's magazine,' Carmel Expressions' for the year 2017-18.
On 3rd of July,on the re-opening of the school, an assembly was held welcoming Sr. Tina Maria A.C. as the school's Principal, Sr. Sumita as the school's manager and the headmistress of the Junior school and Sr. Veronica as the in-charge of the Pre- Primary wing. Tr. Ruchi Paul was also inducted as the Geography teacher of Middle and Senior school. Towards the end of the ceremony, Sr. Tina Maria A.C. felicitated sports achievers from the Junior school and German Olympiad winners from Xth grade.
14 students and 2 teachers of St. Joseph Upatham School,
Thailand visited Carmel Convent School, New Delhi as a part of the
Indo-Thailand Student Cultural Exchange Program from 15th April to 28th April,
They were welcomed by students of Carmel in traditional
Indian style with aarti and tilak which was followed by short presentations on the history of Carmel. They were also given glimpses of Indian culture. Students and teachers of Class X
also arranged food stalls with delicious classic dishes from all over India.
During their stay, the Thai students and teachers
visited various heritage sites like the Taj Mahal, Akshardham and Lotus Temple in Delhi to learn more about Indian
culture. They also visited the Parliament House. The students and teachers also
enjoyed visiting various Delhi markets like Dilli Haat, Ambience Mall and
Sarojini Nagar Market and picked up Indian souvenirs for friends and family.
Numerous activities like yoga session, photography class, cookery class,
pottery class, Indian herbs class, Odissi dance session, inter school throwball
match, tie and dye, mehandi were also organised within the school during their
The Thai students particularly enjoyed "Buddy Day" where they
were allowed to spend a Sunday with various groups of Class X students of Carmel
who took them for Delhi sightseeing and lunch. The visiting students thoroughly enjoyed their stay and made
lots of new friends, which was evident during the farewell when they found it
difficult to say goodbye. The Thailand students prepared a board showcasing
their memories of the 2 week visit and organised a beautiful assembly
comprising of Thai folk dance, warrior dance, group song and heartfelt farewell
speeches. The assembly was followed by lunch organised by Sr. Joviana in honour
of the Thailand delegates.
Title : Bidding Farewell to Sr. Lisetta, Sr. Joviana , Sr. Emelda Mary and Tr Ruma Nandy
farewell assembly was held on 12th May where Sr. Lisetta A.C, school
manager, Sr. Joviana Fernandes A.C., school principal, Sr. Emelda Mary and Tr. Ruma Nandy were given a farewell.
Joviana Fernandes A.C. had come to Delhi as the Principal in 2015. She as a true academician and disciplined
person who adhered strictly to rules and regulations. With her calm attitude and fair
administration Sr. Joviana had endeared herself to all in the school be it the
students, staff or parents. In the three years that she was here her kindness,
compassion and eternal faith in God made a deep impact on everyone around her. Under her guidance, Carmel Delhi's Diamond
Jubilee year celebrations had been a tremendous success. Sr. Joviana' s presence
will be missed by all
extremely able manager Sr Lisetta' s simplicity and welcoming manner made her
Ruma Nandy joined Carmel 18 years back and was teaching SST in classes 8-10. A
favorite of the students Tr Ruma Nandy will be remembered as an excellent
Geography teacher and for her commitment towards the school, leadership qualities
and enthusiasm towards all school activities. She was a friend and mentor to
her students. Her colleagues will also dearly miss their friend.
Emelda Mary taught SST in middle school. Her loving and friendly nature endeared
her to all. She took great pains in making her lessons interesting and
the staff members, administrative staff and students attended the event. The cabinet members spoke words of praise and bid
farewell to their dear principal, Sisters and teacher. The beautifully
organized assembly put forth some mesmerizing performances in honour of those
who were leaving after having served the school with great commitment.