Workshop on Generification Of School Libraries
Koolskool in collaboration with American embassy school organised a workshop and visit for school librarians in Delhi on the topic “generification of school libraries’’ on 17/01/2019. Librarians from Delhi region attended the workshop organised at American embassy school Chanakyapuri.
Ms. Wendy Guyer – ES teacher librarian and Linda Hoisted – MSHS teacher librarian conducted the workshop. The session began with presentation on generification. Generification of books according to their genres. they talked about their elementary (Sood library) and middle high school library (stein library).
Workshop on Advances and challenges in Preschool
The workshop was held on 13th October in Kalka School by Teach Next. Teach next was established in 2007 to provide the best curriculum and teaching material for schools. 35 schools participated, 2 from each school.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Moni Tripathi on the topic - Advances and challenges in Preschool. It was started by an introduction session in which every participant had to introduce themselves with an adjective.
The workshop covered the following topics -
• Challenges in Pre school
1. What happens in a Preschool?
2. Why do children learn?
3. How do children learn?
• Challenges in 4 domains -
1. Curriculum - Types of Curriculum (Recommended and Written curriculum)
2. Pedagogy - Methods and practice of teaching
3. Learning environment - Indoor and Outdoor
4. Interaction - Partnership (Student - Teacher - Parent)
• Activities conducted -
1. Worksheet on integration
2. Discussing the challenges faced in a Preschool class
Workshop on Shaping the Young Mind, Heart & Hand
The Viva Education organised a workshop at Mantra Hall, The Park Hotel on 24 Nov 2018. The Programme began with the Lighting of the Lamp by the Ms. Avneet Kaur (a psychologist, a learner, a seeker, a believer a Life coach at Bliss Foundation). Ms. Sonia Bhatia (Librarian) St .Paul’s School attended this event.
The workshop focused on the following areas followed by an interactive session:
* Understanding the unique needs of young minds.
* Multiple intelligences -nurturing strengths.
* Experiential learning - integrating mind heart & hand while teaching.
The Times NIE Teachers’ Meet (2018-19)
The Times of India organised Teachers’ meet at Radisson Blue Hotel, Noida on 1 November 2018. Ms. Sonia Bhatia (Librarian) St .Paul’s School attended this event. The program began with welcoming of Chief Guest Dr. Sameer Malhotra & Dr. Ambika Pandey (Psychologist at Jaypee Hospital).
The theme of the seminar is “Emerging Problems in Adolescents’’. A number of Academicians, professional of prominent schools in Delhi & NCR Region spoke at the Event.
Dr. Sameer Malhotra said dealing with adolescents always has been a challenge for both parents & Clinicians. Some recent data show that 75% of adolescents & their families have a transitional experience that is trouble free, many have described this period as one of “Storm & Stress”. The Peer group affect teenagers as they progress through the early (11-14yr), middle (15-17yr) & late (18-21yr) stages of development.
Dr. Sameer Malhotra also given solutions for these problems .How we can help your kids deal with these emotional problems of adolescence.
* Assist them to take care of themselves. Tell your teenagers that it is okay to feel the way they are feeling.
* Encourage them to exercise as physical activity helps keep them serotonin (creates good feeling & happiness) levels up.
* Let them talk. Listen to them without judging & avoid giving them advice when they are not ready for it.
* Share your experiences of puberty or let them talk on an old sibling who has gone through the same.
* Enroll them in activities that encourage them to interact with others. Have family activities that will make them want to spend less time at the computer.
Workshop on Inclusion and Inclusive Strategies for children with special needs
Workshopwas organised by CBSE on 12th and 13th October at St.Thomas Sr.Sec school for Girls at Mandir Marg.Topic of the workshop was Inclusion and Inclusive Strategies for children with special needs . The workshop discussed about the different disabilities like vision and hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, mental illness, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disability etc. It was discussed in the workshop what provisions are given to children with special needs in CBSE and in what ways inclusion can take place in schools. It was attended by Tina Kumar, special educator
INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH RUSKIN BOND
Ratna sagar publication had organised an interactive session for educators with the Famous Indian author Ruskin bond at hotel park Connaught place on 08/09/2018.
A live session filled with enthusiasm and energy by the 84-year-old author was greatly appreciated by the teaching fraternities. Few selected students had the opportunity to ask their queries regarding bond stories. It was a great pleasure to watch the author answer these queries with calm and composed manner. The author also read out few lines from his story “overcoat”. We also got an opportunity to meet the illustrator of Ruskin bond stories Mr.Roy.
A worth going session was attended by ms. Shailly, ms. Sonia and ms. Neena.
30 July 2018 – The Times NIE Principal’s Knowledge Meet
The Times of India organised Principal’s Knowledge meet at Holiday Inn, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 on 30 July 2018. The workshop was attended by Sonia Bhatia (Sr. Librarian). The program began with welcoming of Chief Guest Yoga Guru Surakshit Goswami and Dr. Yukti Rastogi Psychologist of Jaypee Hospital, Noida.
The theme of the seminar was ‘’How to develop Emotional Quotient in Child’’. A number of Academicians, Corporates, professional & principals of prominent schools in Delhi & NCR Region spoke at the Event.
The meet was in association with Pramerica Spirit of community awards. It is an annual nationwide search to identify and recognize school students who made a positive difference through volunteer community service. ‘’Your Change can make a change’’
Ms. Tanya Sachdeva from Extramarks conducted a Training workshop for the teachers of St. Paul’s School, SDA, New Delhi on 27th June, 2018. During this training workshop she explained all the aspects(software as well as hardware) in detail. She also informed the teachers about the new features that have been incorporated in the system. The presentation by Ms. Tanya was very effectively communicated and was well conducted.
Worshop for French teachers
On 14th April 2018, le Frehindi organised Accent and pronunciation workshop for French teachers in Bal Bharti school. Dr Sushant Mishra ,professor of French language,JNU conducted creative, interactive and meaningful session for the teachers.
workshopon Life Skill and Self-motivation
The Eupheus learning organised a teacher’s workshop at St. Paul’s school, New Delhi on 26 June 2018. The Programme began with a welcome note by the principal Mr P. J. Cherian.
The workshop has based on the topic of life skill and self-motivation. According to Mr Darira, Life skill based education is :
Behaviour change and behaviour development.
It is designed to address a balance for three knowledge, attitude & skills.
"COMMUNICATION TO WIN" a group discussion workshop for class 11& 12 was held at school auditorium on 28/9/2018. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Deepali from Manav Rachna International University. The aim of the workshop was to assess and enhance the analytical skills , team work, innovation, subject knowledge and applied communication skills among students.The workshop will be followed by an exclusive national level competition on group discussion for school students at MRIU during the month of December It was coordinated by Hindustan Times.
Special Assembly by Eco club
On 19 July 2018, students of Eco club / Green brigade from classes IX and X presented an assembly on the topic ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. They depicted the problem by explaining the ill effects and causes of plastic Pollution and gave certain solutions for such a massive problem . Students also asked the school authorities to take necessary initiatives. Students also took a pledge to make their surrounding a plastic free zone.
Welcome to the new chairman
The school welcomed Rv. Father Aju Abraham , the new chairman of St. Paul’s school on 03 July 2018. Rv. Father Aju Abraham was welcomed by the principal Mr P. Joseph Cherian on the occasion during the morning assembly.
A special assembly was organized by the cub council students of class V on 18th July 2018. The theme of the assembly was “Courage and patience”. The students presented a song and a skit. The skit was a beautiful depiction of the recent horrifying real life incident in which some children were trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand and rescued later. The skit showed how patience and courage enabled them to survive in the adverse circumstances. The assembly was highly appreciated by the students and teachers. The Vice Principal , Ms. Sunitha Shaji appreciated the cub council students and teachers of Class V for putting up a wonderful assembly at such a short notice.
Workshop on Child Abuse and Sexual Violence
St. Paul’s School was privileged to have Mr. Anuj Chaturvedi, a practicing advocate in the supreme court on 12 July 2018 to conduct a workshop on Child Abuse and Sexual Violence. He briefed the students of classes XI and XII about the free legal aid provided by the Delhi legal Service Authority.
Through a power point presentation, Mr. Anuj Chaturvedi made students aware about the various kinds of violence and offences , and how to approach them in case one encounters any such situation. He emphasized on the fact that any act which demeans the dignity of a person : a Child , an adult , a male or female, is an offence and the judicial machinery of the country takes strict actions against such cases. Mr. Chaturvedi also interacted with the students and answered all the questions raised by them.
INTERNATIONAL READING PLEDGE MONTH (JUNE 18 – JULY 19)
St. Paul’s School participated in the international reading month on June 25. Teachers of St. Paul’s school read books in the junior library as a part of the reading month. On 17 July , before the conclusion of the reading month , students and teachers took a reading pledge during the school assembly.
This program was organised and conducted by Ms. Neena Girish( Librarian) for the first time in school
Workshop by Resonance coaching Institute for class IX
A highly enlightening workshop was conducted by the Resonance Institute on 18 July 2018. Students were acquainted with a variety of questions that could be challenging to them, keeping in mind the question pattern in many competitive exams like NIIT,JEE, NISE, etc. Students were also told about the need and importance of a good coaching institute to clarify their doubts and to sharpen their problem solving skills. On the whole , it was an enriching experience for the students who were made to realise the importance of a well planned and structured path to achieve their dream careers.
Special Assembly – Onam Celebration
A special assembly was conducted to celebrate and acquaint the students about Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala. A student dressed up as Mahabali and graced the program. Children sang and danced to the tunes of traditional Onam songs. The significance of the festival in the traditional lore as well as it’s relevance in the present day Kerala was elaborated to the students.
The orientation programme for class Nursery was conducted on 30th March 2018 in the school auditorium. The programme commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Chairman, Rev. Fr. Shaji George followed by a welcome address by the Chairman and the Principal, Mr. P. Joseph Cherian. It was followed by a session by the school counsellor, Mrs Sheela Rao. She gave some tips on the upbringing of children and good parenting. How the parents can take care of the health of their children, importance of a healthy diet, physical play and spending quality time with the children were the highlights of the session. The class teachers were introduced to the parents and they interacted with each other after the programme.