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.
On 24th of April,
Carmel celebrated Earth Day which commenced with the morning assembly
sensitizing the students on major issues that pose a threat to the environment
today and by every student taking a pledge promising to do their best to Reuse,
Reduce and Recycle resources. On the occasion of Earth Day, students and teachers
actively participated in an Awareness Campaign through various
competitions held by the Environment Club. A Rangoli making competition was
also conducted where students were asked to make designs using waste material
depicting the significance of Earth Day. Other competitions such as salad
making were also held. Full of zeal and initiative the students did their
little bit in increasing awareness in the neighbourhood addressing
environmental issues facing our communities in order to save our Earth.
From 23rd to 27th
April, a Book Week was organized in Carmel Convent School. On the first day of the Book Week an activity
was held where every single student on campus as well as the teachers were
asked read a book or a piece of any kind of article for half an hour in the
morning. This activity marked the start of the Book Week. Students of all classes were able to browse through and buy books on a
wide range of subjects due to the book stalls present on the assembly ground. Books
for all ages, from coloring books for the little ones, to novels and
autobiographies for elder students and teachers were available. The objective of the book week
was not only to inculcate reading habits in the students of the school and
explore the wonderful world of books but also to give a boost to their writing
and vocabulary skills. Innovative assemblies were conducted in
the course of the week to do the same.
Teachers' Connect had organized a get together on 10th March 2018. Keeping with
the spirit and tradition of Carmel many retired and serving teachers attended. The
teachers enjoyed the short programme and participated very enthusiastically in
the games organized for them. These meetings play a strong role in helping the
retired teachers keep in touch with the school. Many fond memories were shared
by the retired teachers. The meeting ended with a positive note...... to stay
The Feast of Sr. Lisetta, (School manager), Sr. Joviana ,(Principal)
and Sr. Sumita, (Junior school headmistress) was celebrated on 5th
February 2018. The staff and students showed their love and respect for the wonderful
Sisters who worked selflessly for the school.
Title : Farewell to the outgoing students of 2017-18
On 30th January students of class XI organized a beautiful
farewell for their seniors and their parents. The students of the outgoing batch of 2017-18
were elegantly dressed in saris for this very special event. The outgoing students were treated to a cultural
extravaganza. The event ended on a very
emotional note and the students went back with memories they'd cherish forever.
Title : Republic Day and Investiture Ceremony 2018
On 24th January, 2018, Carmel celebrated India?s 69th Republic Day. Mrs Nivedita Bhasin, an ex-Carmelite and now
an accomplished pilot, graced the occasion as the chief guest. The students saluted the National Flag, sang
the National Anthem and pledged their loyalty
and patriotism towards the nation.
The flag hosting
ceremony was followed by the investiture ceremony where the cabinet for the
year 2018 - 19 was inducted. The school witnessed the
formal handing over of responsibilities by the outgoing to the incoming
After the march past in
which Satya Party was judged as the best marching squad, Mrs Nivedita addressed
the students present and encouraged them to put in hard work in order to
succeed. Patriotic songs were sung by the HMM group and Tarana and Synergy
dance club put up a spectacular performance for the special occasion.