October, 2017, 17 students from St. Gertrudis School, Ellwangen, Germany
accompanied by teachers Maria Herdeg and Sandra made their long awaited visit
to India. The school had planned multiple excursions for the german students,
starting with a trip to Agra to visit the majestic Taj Mahal as well as the
Agra Fort. Further, the school had planned many in-school activites for the
germans based around the versatile topic of 'Herbs and Spices'. A presentation
along with an exhibition was put up to give them a sense of the diverse herbs and
spices used in traditional Indian food. They were also taken to the renowned
Pusa Institute which is the premier national institute of India for agricultural
research and education. The students also visited the glorious Akshardham
temple and were taken for a city tour around the famous places in Delhi
including Lotus Temple, Red Fort and Qutub Minar. Moreover, they interacted
with the students of our school through activities like tie and dye, a maths
play and a demonstration on Mughlai cuisine. This programme gave the german students an insight into the
rich culture and well-known diversity of India which was a constant source of
amazement for them. As their time here came to an end, they bade us goodbye
over a farewell assembly and left with heavy hearts and a bond that would last
On 28th October, 2017, 15 students along with Tr. Preeti, Tr. Manisha and Principal Sr.Joviana A.C left for an Exchange Program to Thailand to strengthen the bond of friendship between Carmel Convent School, New Delhi and Joseph Upatham School, Sampran Nakhon Pathom.
The Sr.Joviana and her team from Carmel Delhi received a warm welcome from their counterpart in Thailand. During the 12-day visit, the Indian students interacted with their Thai buddies, attended classes, did various activities such as the Thai classical dance and music, learnt Thai craft ,cooking and also were guest of honour for the sports day of the school. Sr.Joviana and her team were also invited to Josesph Upatham seminary for a brief interaction with the seminarians. As a part of cultural programme itinerary included a visit to Buddhist Temple Pratham Chedi, Budhamonthon (largest Buddha statue), A visit to Upside Down Salaya, Damnoensaduak floating market, and central salaya . Last Sunday of the exchange program was a day spent with the families of the Thai buddys to taste Thai culture and cuisine.
Title : Online Program for Afternoon School students
The Afternoon School for underprivileged children under the guidance of Sr. Jenifa A.C conducts classes between 2:30pm to 4:30pm daily in the primary wing. Around 80 students many of whom are from neighboring government, NDMC and Sarvodaya schools attend the classes. Students are taught subjects such as Hindi, Sanskrit, Social Science, Maths, E.V.S., Science and English by dedicated teachers
The Afternoon school students are currently part of an online educational program 'Kids helping Kids' with students from various American schools by way of videoconferencing. The students from the two countries interact with each other and share information about their lives and culture.
Title : Inaugural Ceremony of The National Open School
The National Open School had its inaugural ceremony on 18th Nov in the school auditorium. The program began by the lighting of the lamp by Sr. Joviana and the teachers of the open school. Instructions were given to the students and parents about classes, timetable, exams etc.
On 17th November ,an alumni meet was held for the Silver Jubilee Batch of 1992.To commemorate the 150th year of the Apostolic Carmel congregation Sr. Joviana gave a presentation on the life of mother Veronica. The Alumnae donated generously in aid of the education of underprivileged students of the school.
Carmel celebrated Diwali by putting up a beautiful assembly on 17th October. After the prayers and hymns a message from the Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, was read out. The Lt. Governor had made an appeal against bursting crackers during Diwali.
Students dressed as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman and a dance performance by the students added to the festive mood. The Environment club staged a Nukkad Natak giving a meaningful message on safe and environment friendly Diwali.
Parent Teachers' Meet for Term1 was held on 14th October where students were handed over report cards by their class teachers. Parents also had a chance to view the extensive work done by the students during their SUPW and Art classes. Computer projects done on animation, sound editing, movie making, photo editing and presentations were exhibited in the computer lab. Vibrant boards were prepared by students of classes VI to VIII on the books they have read in the school library. Science models and projects were also put on show in the physics lab.
Boards drawing attention to the POCSO E-Box developed by CBSE to enable easy and direct reporting ofsexual offences against children and by children themselves were also put up.
Independence Day was celebrated in Carmel on 12th August with the usual patriotic fervor. The Chief Guest for the day was Ms Namita Mehta, who has retired recently after several years of committed service in the primary school. The event commenced with
the hoisting of the National flag by the chief guest followed by the taking of
the pledge of allegiance to the nation and the singing of our national anthem .
A colourful march past by the students of class XII followed. The tiny tots of
Carmel recited a patriotic poem. Songs and Dances commemorating the importance
of our independence and the sacrifices by the people for it were the highlights
of the day. The chief guest gave an inspiring speech reminding the students of
the true meaning of independence and liberty. The event ended with the singing
of the national anthem.
Title : Workshop by Canadian University Application Centre
On 10th October,a workshop was held in the auditorium for the students of class XI by the Canadian University Application Centre. The delegates briefed the students about various career options and programs for studying abroad. .Students were made aware of scholarships and admission procedures.