The cultural week, a series of interschool competitions and activities organized every year by Carmel Convent School, New Delhi was held this year from 20th July to the 24th in the school campus. The fest, aptly titled Iridescence, showcased a wondrous spectrum of youthful skill and talent.
The fest was inaugurated on the 20th by the principal, Sr.Joviana, the vice-principal Sr.Tina Maria and Sr.Lisetta and marked the beginning of a wonderful and successful week. The many contests organized were attended by various schools from across the city including St.Columba?s, Modern School (Barakhamba and Vasant Vihar), Army Public School and Vasant Valley School. The response was commendable, and the contestants participated with a spirit of camaraderie and bonhomie.
Competitions were held in the fields of dance, debate, art, Social sciences, psychology, computers, music and science among others. The newly introduced science event called ?The Amazing Race?, which involved teams of two, performing tasks and deciphering scientific clues to clinch the prize, was a huge success. The competition was close and fast pace and adrenaline pumped activities added to the excitement! The ?Capture the Market? event which involved teams of four setting up their own food stalls to make profit was a huge success. The food was delicious and the competition keen.
The participating schools found the experience of the week deeply enriching and looked towards taking part in the coming years. They further said that showcasing their talent before such an enthusiastic and admiring crowd was a pleasure in itself!
The host school was also very pleased with the success of this fest. While every Cultural Week is memorable, this one has found itself a special place. The week, thus, ended on a memorable note, leaving behind sentiment, fulfillment, achievement, oneness and nostalgia.
The spirit of friendly competition glowed bright as excellent students showcased exceptional talent and zeal and put together a week that shone with the iridescent brilliance of the Sun.
Title : Carmel celebrates Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
16th July is a day of
joy for us Carmelites as we celebrate the Feast of our Patroness, our Lady of
Mount Carmel . We are grateful to our Blessed Mother for her constant maternal
care. We intercede to her to shower her blessings on all our students, staff and their
families on this great feast day.
On 15th July a special
assembly was held where the students of the junior school emphasized the
virtues of Our Mother. Chocolates were distributed to all the students.
The celebration this year was indeed special as the school
celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. On
16th July there was a Eucharistic celebration in the school auditorium wherein
the whole Carmel family participated with great love and devotion. A mass was
conducted by Rev. Msgr. Henryk Jagodzinski.
Msgr. Henryk hails from Poland. He entered the diplomatic service
of the Holy See and served in the Apostolic Nunciatures at Belarus and Croatia
and at the Vatican Secretariat of State, Section for the Relations with states.
He was appointed as First Counselor at the Apostolic Nunciature, Delhi on 1st
As a part of the ongoing Indo German Exchange programme twelve students of class XI along with Tr. Rekha Roy
and Tr. Linda Colaco left for St. Gertrudis, Ellwangen, Germany on 22nd
The Indian students were given a warm welcome by the teachers and students of St. Gertrudis. They attended classes and interacted with the German students.
During their twenty one day visit, the students
and teachers stayed with their German counterparts. The Indian students became
extremely close to their German host families, learnt much about German culture
and traditions and relished the German cuisine.
With the theme of the exchange being religion
this year the students visited The House of Religions in Hannove and spent four
days in a youth hostel. They were lucky to
catch a glimpse of religious art, Synagogue, Basilika and churches. They also
visited a cabaret theatre, the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and the Hanover
On the last day, the students showcased Indian culture through various
performances for aged sisters, host families, students and staff at St.
The students were
showered with so much love and care by their host families that parting was
year's Silver Jubilee Alumni batch of 1991 had a fun-filled reunion in the
school auditorium on 2nd May 2015. The Alumni went down memory lane as they
watched a presentation on CarmelConventSchool
presented by Sr.Joviana .
was attended by Provincial Superior Sr.Nirmalini A.C , 22 teachers and 40
Alumni of silver jubilee batch of 1991.
In appreciation, the BATCH
OF 1991, has collectively set up a scholarship for deserving students with the
support and guidance of their Alma Mater. The Batch of 1991 Endowment Fund will
be managed by the school, and will help to pay the fees for some students every
year, starting from academic year 2016-2017 the silver jubilee year of Batch
1991. We appreciate their efforts wholeheartedly, and are proud of the values
they have carried forth from their Alma Mater.
Programme 2016 A group of 24 students along with 3
teachers St. Joseph Upatham School,
Bangkok visited India for an educational and cultural exchange programme. They
stayed as guests of Carmel Convent School, Delhi from 20th April to 30th
April 2013. They were a part of our academic and co-curricular routine and got
to interact with all the students of standard
X. Their itinerary also included a trip to Agra, visiting the Taj Mahal,
the Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar and other monuments. They particularly
enjoyed the Light and Sound show at the Akshardham Temple
Book Week was organised in Carmel from 25th to 28th April by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. The aim of the event was to inculcate good reading habit among students. On 25th April a special
assembly was conducted regarding the Book Week and the students were given half
an hour reading time.
Title : Erfahrungsbericht Menschen Bewegen Berlin 2016
Culture and Education bring people together and together, people can move mountains. Sr. Tina Maria, the German teachers Ma'am Ulrike and Sanjay Sir along with three students, Bhavika Sharma, Sera G. Gomes and Harshini Davuluri attended the World Conference of Culture and Education organized by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin from 13th to 15th April. Almost 500 people from more than 30 countries of the world were present.
After the grand opening in the 'World Hall' of the Foreign Ministry, there were several workshops lined up, such as Poetry Slam, Model European Union and Wheelchair Basketball. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, closed the event with his speech.
Earth day was celebrated on 22nd April 2016 in Carmel. It was organized by the Environment club (In-charges,Tr. Anita Arora and Tr. Renu Dhawan) with the support of School Principal Sr. Joviana. Various competitions were held on the day i.e. paper Bag and envelope making for class 6th, Poster making for class 7th, Rangoli making for class 8th, Best out of waste for class 9th and slogan writing for class 11th. Students used eco friendly material for the same. The products of various competitions were then displayed in the auditorium for students. An assembly was conducted on the importance of Earth day and how students can contribute in saving our mother earth.
Sr.Jovianna, Sr.Tina and Tr.Kiran visited the Shapur Nangli
village of Nuh district on 29th March 2016. A medical team was taken along carrying medical supply
for the villagers.The village children
were taught various rhymes and songs which filled them with great joy. They were
also given lessons on sanitation and hygiene.
programs were conducted for parents to make them aware about the school curriculum
and the teaching methodologies being followed.
Class VI - 31st March
orientation began with a presentation on Mother Veronica which gave the parents
an understanding of our Foundress?s working. Sr. Jovianna gave a brief glimpse
of the activities which were to be held in the school throughout the year. The
guest speaker Dr Shelja Sen, a child and adolescent psychologist, family
therapist and author of the book ?The Art of Mindful Parenting? gave tips on
effective parenting while making several references to her book.
Class IV and V- 9th
presentation on the examination pattern (CCE) to be followed for the whole year
was presented to the parents of class IV and V. The parents were also informed
about the various activities done by the children. The teacher in charge of
primary Sr. Beena, introduced the teachers to the parents. The programme
concluded with some important information given to the parents and an interactive
session with them.
Class XI - 21st
Jovianna in her address to the parents said that the support and cooperation of
parents is vital in achieving the best possible education for the students. She
spoke about the rules and regulations the students have to follow throughout