Title : Indo-German Exchange Decennial celebrations
Carmel Convent School and St. Gertrudis School Ellwangen, Germany
celebrated its decennial jubilee of the Indo German Exchange programme on 2nd
Sr. Nirmalini, Provincial Superior of the congregation
of Apostolic Carmel, Western province graced the event. The function was also
attended by the Mayor of Ellwangen, Volker Grab, the First Lady, Sabine
Grab, and several other dignitaries. The German Cultural Counsellor, Johanna
Borchardt, presided over the event as the chief guest. Carmel teachers and students
both present and alumni, who had been a part of the exchange attended the event.
In a spectacular
program held in the school auditorium students of CCS and St. Gertrudis
mesmerized the guests with their colorful performances. Speeches were made by
the principals of the schools, teachers and students. A movie encapsulating the
10 years of the exchange sent many down a trip on memory lane
Indo-German exchange initiated by Sr. Nirmalini in 2009, continues to
strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two schools. The
past ten years gave both the schools opportunities for a rich exchange of
culture, tradition and ethnicity. The exchange programmes not only bring two
distinct countries and schools together, but also create bonds of friendship
between teachers, students and their families.
year, 8 pupils and 4 teachers from St. Gertrudis School Ellwangen have visited
India as exchange partners of Carmel Convent School. While addressing the
audience, the German Cultural counsellor emphasized the importance of exchange
programmes and said "Exchange programmes give exposure to a foreign culture. The
differences in food, language, traditions, and sometimes even clothing and
architecture, can open one's mind to new ways of living and being".
St. Gertrudis and Carmel Convent were
jointly awarded the best project award by PAD (PadagogischerAustauschdienst) or
Education Exchange Service.)for their project on Women Empowerment for the year
2012-13. Carmel Convent has
nearly 350 students learning German which was introduced in the school in 2010
and is taught from the 6th class onwards. The School became a Part of Pasch
Initiative in 2014 under the umbrella of Central Agency of Schools Abroad ZfA. In
2015, Carmel Convent School became the first school in India whose students
were awarded the German Language Diploma.
1st November, an assembly was held to welcome and honour Sr Birgit,
principal, 4 teachers and 8 students of St Gertrudis, Ellwangen who are
visiting India as a part of the Indo-German exchange. Sr. Nirmalini,
Provincial superior, Western province also graced the occasion. This year
Carmel Convent School and St Gertrudis will be celebrating the 10th year
of a highly successful exchange. The theme this year is to
encapsulate best of the 10 years of the exchange.
Tina Maria, principal Carmel Convent school welcomed the guests while Sr.
Nirmalini and Sr. Birgit reminisced how the exchange program had been
initiated and about the deep bonds of friendship between the two principals.
The students gave vibrant performances showcasing Indian culture. This
extravagant show was a befitting start to a grand Decennial celebration
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.