Global Concern (2015-2016)
Global Concern (2014-2015)
REGIONS 15- EUmIND ONLINE PROJECT
The Home Page is updated regularly & emails are sent out to the schools to keep them Posted about the latest developments.
At present, the member schools are gearing towards a video conference which will be held soon.
As an active member of the project, our school plays a major role in handling its day-to-day functioning and providing the students an exposure at a global level.
INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY ASSEMBLY
A special assembly was held in the Primary Department(GR campus) on 30 September 2016 to celebrate International Peace Day that falls on 21 October. The importance of peace was asserted through a skit and Peace March. Quotes of some famous harbingers of peace such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther king, Gautama Buddha etc. were also cited. The assembly culminated with students taking a pledge to maintain peace and harmony.
WORLD ANIMAL DAY CELEBRATION(ISA ACTIVITY)
A craft activity was organised for the students of Primary department (PR) as a part of the World Animal Day Celebration on 23 September 2016. The activity aimed at sensitising students towards the importance of animals in our lives. Students of class I made animal cutouts using pastel sheets and decorated them with different patterns using thumb printing technique. Students of classes II and III made attractive animal cutouts and masks using paper plates and other decorative material. On 1 October 2016, World Animal Day was celebrated at Primary Department, PR Campus. The programme commenced with a prayer followed by a tabla recital by a student. The highlight of the programme was a Puppet Show presented by students of class II & III depicting the importance of animals in our lives. Through the presentation, children appealed to stop cruelty towards animals and pledged to take care for them. The animal masks and cutouts made by the students during the craft activity organised on 23 September 2016 were showcased through an exhibition. Dr. Sangeeta Budhiraja, an educationist and social worker graced the occasion. The Parents of students of classes II and III were also invited for the event.
KALEIDOSCOPE- A POSTER MAKING ACTIVITY ISA ACTIVITY
Senior Department of the school organized Inter House Poster Making competition- Kaleidoscope. The competition focused on UN sustainable development goals such as – Quality Education, Climate action, Gender Equality, Life below Water and Land etc. The competition was adjudged by Ms Soma Ganguly, TGT Art and Ms Neenu Singh, PGT English. First, Second and third positions were bagged by Shivaji House, Abhimanyu House and Jawahar House respectively.
REGIONS 15- EUmIND ONLINE PROJECT
Under the aegis of EUmIND, regions 15- an online project brings 13 reputed schools all over Europe and India on one platform to carry out interactions via video conferencing and other sources on various issues of global importance. The project commenced with the creation of Weebly page & individual accounts for all School coordinators. The Home Page is updated regularly & emails are sent out to the schools to keep them posted about the latest developments.
At present, the member schools are gearing towards a video conference which will be held soon.
GENERATION GLOBAL (FORMERLY CALLED ‘FACE TO FAITH’)
Under the programme, students of Middle Department of our school were engaged in a video conference on the Topic ‘Essentials of Dialogue’ with SMP LABSCHOOL KABAYORAN INDONESIA on 31 August 2016. The participants exchanged their views on changes they would like to bring about in their community. They also discussed the impact of faith, values and beliefs on their lives. A discussion on their respective festivals followed and the video conference ended with students sharing their learning outcomes.
EXHIBITION ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS OF THE WORLD
On 1 August 2016, members of Children for International Community Club in the Primary department held an exhibition on the theme ‘Architectural designs of the world’ depicting architectural splendour and magnificence of the monuments of different countries, namely, India, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Russia and China. The activity provided an insight into the history, significance and glory of some the prominent monuments of the world.
CREATIVE CRUSADE UNDER BRIDGE : INDIA AUSTRALIA SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Under the aegis of BRIDGE – India Australia School partnership program, a rewarding exchange of traditional art forms took place between our school and Singleton High School, NSW, Australia. Through a series of video conferences and under the able guidance of Ms Soma our students learnt and practiced Aboriginal Art – Australia’s Folk Art form. The young artists reveled in the colourful expression and polished their artistic skills by using the creative form to paint the boomerangs sent by the partner school.They also showcased their competence by painting planters, folders, bookmarks, masks, mirrors, cards etc. Using Australian aboriginal Art form. As a part of this creative exchange our students taught their counterparts the Indian Art form-Madhubani. These interactions provided a useful platform to the students to share ideas and collaborate while learning with a structured and a constructive approach.
INTERVIEW BY TV5 MONDE – FRENCH CHANNEL
On 12 April 2016, Principal, Mr. L.V. Sehgal was interviewed by Ms. Irina Biovir-Idier, Head of Communication and Sponsorship, Embassy of France in India regarding teaching methodologies being followed for French language at the school.
This was followed by an observation and video recording of the French lecture on the grammar topic "La Nègation", in X G. Video shoot of the school campus and of the interview conducted of French learners was also carried out.
The entire recording will be soon telecast on TV5 Monde, a world-wide French channel.
YOUTH CAMPS FOR GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDENTS
Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan conducted two youth camps in summer vacations for German learners from India, Sri lanka and Iran.
Youth Camp in Sri Lanka (28 May-4 June 2016)- Kunal Dhawan of class (VIII A) participated.
Regional Summer Camp in Kerala (25 June – 1 July 2016) - Charvi Sachdeva (VIII A) and Anushka Mittal(VIII A) participated.
The camps provided the students, a platform for cultural exposure and an opportunity to refresh German language skills through activity oriented language classes.
VISIT TO AUSTRALIA
A group of 12 students of class VII to XII, escorted by the Tour In-charge, Ms Nita Nijhara, visited Australia for a 10 days / 9 Nights trip organized by Edterra Edventures. The enriching itinerary familiarized students with flora, fauna, culture and heritage of the country through visits organized to places such as, Great Barrier Reef: Opera House; theme parks- Sea World and Movie World; Kuranda Village in Cairns ; Sea Life Aquarium etc. The visit to the University of Sydney, the first university of Australia showcased their teaching and research excellence to the group.
GERMAN INDIAN CLASSROOM PROJECT – ROBERT BOSCH
The second phase of the yearlong Robert Bosch Project culminated with a 14 member delegation from BBPS,GR visiting Cologne, Germany from 21 May to 3 June 2016. The students and teachers were hosted by their counterparts from Genoveva & Maxmillan Gymnasium, Cologne.
During their stay, students worked collaboratively on assigned activities from year long project – 'Conceptions of Happiness in Germany & in India'. The students created Power point presentations, collages, videos & plays and uploaded them on the PASCH platform.
The delegation visited Cologne Museum & Chocolate Museum; enjoyed river Rhine cruise and amusement park-Fantiazialand, castles and other places of interest. The teachers had an opportunity to visit a Primary school as well. Indian students performed a Rajasthani Dance in the Formal Farewell ceremony organized for the delegation on the last day. The programme provided the students and teachers with first hand experience of the German way of life and culture. The delegation visited Cologne Museum & Chocolate Museum; enjoyed river Rhine cruise and amusement park-Fantiazialand, castles and other places of interest. The teachers had an opportunity to visit a Primary school as well. Indian students performed a Rajasthani Dance in the Formal Farewell ceremony organized for the delegation on the last day. The programme provided the students and teachers with first hand experience of the German way of life and culture.
On 4 February 2016, an informative VC session was held between students of BBPSGR and Trinitas School, Netherlands. The participants exchangedfinal outcomes of their research work on the topics- Saving Energy at Home, Ecological Companies, Waste Management in school and Water Footprints.
FACE TO FAITH
On 19 January 2016, students of our school engaged in a dialogue via a Video Conference with the students of Alazhar Juniors, Indonesia and BBPS Pitam Pura on the topic -Human Rights: Talk Back to Hate. The VC was addressed by a social activist from Hungary,
Mr Simon Imre, initiator of an online campaign against Hate Speech. Mr Imre apprised the children about the campaign and talked about the different ways in which one can deal with hate talk.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ‘BEST ARTICLE’ 2015 – 2016 (EUmIND)
Under the ongoing EUmIND project, students of BBPSGR got Award of Excellence "Best Article" 2015 – 2016 for the articles written by students on topics such as ‘Friends’, ‘Weddings’ and ‘Relations at School’ as a part of the overall theme, Values.
PASCH PRINCIPAL’S CONFERENCE
Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani attended the PASCH Principal's Conference South -Asia held on the topic “Dynamism and Pro-Activity through School Leadership” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22 to 23 January 2016
PASCH UNIVERSITY FAIR
The school hosted PASCH University Fair on 29 November 2015. In the inaugural programme, Mr L V Sehgal, the Principal extended a formal welcome to the dignitaries from Max Mueller Bhavan.
The Fair consisting of representatives of ten prominent German Universities besides “DAAD” (German Academic Exchange Service) showcased relevant information on Bachelor Studies courses available there. Information regarding educational opportunities, admission procedures, required qualifications, etc. was made known to students besides answering their individual queries.
Throughout the day, presentations were showcased in the school auditorium by DAAD, Max Mueller Bhavan etc. providing relevant information to pursue studies in Germany. The interactive activities included a Quiz session focusing on Germany which was followed by a written activity that required students to answer questions in German.
The Fair which was attended by students, parents and teachers from more than 100 schools of Delhi and NCR.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF INDO-GERMAN PARTNERSHIP
Max Mueller Bhavan, ND organised a cultural programme to mark 10 years of Indo-German School Partnership on 21 November 2015. The event was organised for teachers and students of schools engaged in Partnership Projects. Ms Sabina Chowdhary and Ms Deepika Bhasin, Project in-charges, from the school along with the visiting German delegation from Genoveva Gymnasium, attended the programme which highlighted the importance of exchange programmes as valuable learning experiences
GERMAN INDIAN CLASSROOM PROGRAMME
The school played host to a 14 member delegation from Genoveva Gymnasium, Cologne, Germany from 15 to 28 November 2015. The group consisting 12 students and 2 teachers hosted by their counterparts, were here as part of the German Indian Classroom Programme, a joint endeavour by Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany and Goethe Insitut, ND. Mr Michael Rudolph, Principal, Genoveva Gymnasium also accompanied the delegation for a 3-day trip and was hosted by the Principal Mr L V Sehgal. While in school, the students worked collaboratively on the theme: ‘Concept of Happiness in India and Germany’; attended meditation, yoga, dance, and art classes; and played indigenous games like Kabaddi.
Visit to Old Delhi and a trip to Agra was also organized for the group. German teachers also visited BBPS, Bhiwadi. In the farewell ceremony organized on 27 November 2015, collaborative work done by the students was showcased through a power point presentation and an exhibition displaying their art and craft work in the school auditorium. German students also presented a well-choreographed Marathi folk dance. The yearlong project will culminate in May 2016 with 12 students and two teachers of the school visiting the partner school in Germany.
EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH POLAND
The 11-member delegation consisting of 9 students and 2 teachers from EKOS Poznan, Poland paid a reciprocal visit to the school from 14 to 22 November 2015, as part of the Europe Meets India (EUmIND) Project. The Polish students and teachers stayed with their host families and got first-hand experience of Indian culture and family set up. They also got an insight into Indian education system when they attended curricular as well as co-curricular classes in the school. The delegation also visited the Taj Mahal in Agra and Red Fort in Delhi. A farewell ceremony was organized for the visitors in which the Polish students along with their Indian counterparts presented a colorful Rajasthani dance
As a part of EUmIND project, 20 students of Middle Department interacted with students of Beatrix College, Netherlands via a videoconference session which was held on 12 December 2015 in Computer Lab.
The interaction focused on the topics of their respective projects, namely, Friendship; Weddings and Marriages; Festivals and Celebrations; and Women Empowerment. The interaction also included a question-answer session in which students from both the schools reflected upon the culture and traditions of their countries.
FACE TO FAITH
Under Face to Faith Program, on 18 November 2015, the students of our school engaged in a Video Conference on the topic Festivalswith three schools, namely, Al-azhar 3 JHS Bintaro, Indonesia;?Kherson Classic School # 3, Ukraine; Beit Jala School, Palestine. Students of each school shared memories of the festival that they enjoyed celebrating the most and information regarding festivals of their respective countries. The VC ended with a student of each school recapitulating what had been learnt.
CELEBRATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Mohit Mahapatra (VI A), Shashaank Viswanathan (VI A), Kartikeya Sharma (VI A), Shaurya Shukla (VI F), Shantanu Kumar (VI G), Tijil Shukla (IV E) and Devansh Vashisth (IV E) participated in the Celebrations of Human Rights Day 2015 held on 10 December 2015, organized by DIIL(Domain for Intellectual & Imaginative Littles) in the ambit of Faculty Club of Indian Agriculture Research Institute, ND. Besides Music and Dance items, the students participated in a mime, ‘No Terrorism’ and Mohit also delivered a speech on the importance of Human Rights and No Terrorism. Shashaank and Mohit were awarded a trophy each for their long and active association with DIIL.
In Quanta 2015 organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow from 14 to 17 November 2015, Udit Vaish (XII B) and Shivansh Sharma (XI C) bagged the third position in the competition, Aqua Challenge Boat Race, amongst 70 participating teams from schools of India and abroad
GeoFest International was organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow from 1 to 4 November 2015 in which 74 schools from India and abroad participated in the same.
Six students of the school participated in the various events. Sanaya Mahajan (XI B) and Varun Sharma (XI C) of the senior team bagged the second position in Model making on the theme, ‘Scope of Organic Farming’. They also won the third position in quiz and got the Certificate of High Commendation in GeoTech competition. Aashna Mahendru (XI B) was awarded consolation prize in GeoTalk, on ‘Cannbis should be Legalized’. Somaditya Singh (VIII B) and Tanishka Tyagi (VIII H) of the junior team got Consolation prize for their Model showcasing ‘Green Electricity’.
Somaditya Singhalso ranked amongst the top 16 contestants of National Geography Olympiad 2015 (juniors)
AUSTRALIA – INDIA BRIDGE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Ms Meena Malhotra, Headmistress, visited Australia from 16 to 25 October 2015 under the Australia-India BRDGE School Partnership programme which consisted of a three day joint professional learning programme and seven days home stay as well as school visit.
The learning programme focused on personal relationships, building inter- cultural understandings and strengthening the use of ICT in learning and teaching. Creating groups, sharing goals for collaboration and a range of technologies that support student collaboration were also discussed.
The visit to the partner school, Singleton High School, NSW, and Australia focused on classroom organisation, observation of classroom teaching and understanding the working of school, school’s language abilities, timelines, school schedule and use of ICT.
Among the three collaborative projects to be done with the partner school, the first was conducted on 27 November 2015 in which twenty students of classes of VII and VIII had a DIGITAL TOUR OF SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE via Zoom, a software. The outcome of this collaborative project will be showcased through EDMODO which would include model making and PPT.
FAREWELL CEREMONY POLISH DELEGATES 20/11/2015
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ROBERT BOSCH PROGRAMME
The school is proud to be associated with the yearlong ‘German-Indian Classroom Programme’ – initiated by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Max Muller Bhavan, New Delhi- for the fourth consecutive year. The project topic for this year is “Happiness-Conceptions of a Fulfilled Life in India and Germany”. The project started with the selected students sharing introductory e-mails with their German partners. Further, the students have begun their research on different concepts of happiness and their importance. They have prepared collages, videos and questionnaires on the basis of their findings and discussions.
PEACE DAY COMPETITION
The school is participating in a Peace Day Competition being organized under the aegis of Face to Faith. To fulfill the objective of spreading peace in the community, a team of ten students of class IX accompanied by three teachers, visited a resettlement colony of Kashmiri migrants at Tilak Nagar. Attired in white T-shirts, with the message of peace printed on them, the students interacted with the residents of the colony and asked pertinent questions related to their displacement from their native land. The entire proceedings were video recorded. This was followed by a Peace Campaign conducted in the neighbourhood market and Metro station of the colony wherein hand-outs bearing messages of peace were distributed and pasted on the back of autorickshaws. Prior to the visit, the team had researched about the history of terrorism hit Kashmir and a feature article on the issue was prepared. Also, on 9 October 2015, in the Graffiti that had been put up in the Senior Library, students and staff members penned down eloquent messages of peace.
FACE TO FAITH
Under Face to faith Program, the students of the Middle Department engaged in a dialogue via a Video Conference on the topic, International Day of Peace, on 21 September 2015 with the schools, All Sadiq Grammar School, Pakistan; Govt. Girls Meera Pilot High School, Pakistan; and Mahatma Montessori Matriculation High School, Madruai, India.
The students from each school shared their personal experience of how they brought about peace in their community and their respective inspiration for Peace. The children raised very pertinent and relevant questions, such as, Why is peace so important; If peace is important, why it was not opted for during WWI and WWII etc. The VC ended with students reflecting on what they had learnt.
A WINDOW TO JAPAN
A section of Japanese Children's Book ‘Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window', was enacted by students of classes I to III in a special assembly conducted on 15 September 2015. The young actors beautifully portrayed the bond between Totto Chan - the main character of the story and her handicapped friend, Yasuki Chan.
VISIT OF EUmIND CHAIRMAN
Under the aegis of EUmIND, the school played host to Mr Ludo Mateusen, Chairperson EUmIND, Europe; and Mrs Annemie Mateusen on 18 August 2015. Mrs and Mr Mateusen were on a week-long visit to India to meet and interact with principals, staff and students of participating Indian schools. They discussed with both former and present, EUmIND participants a plethora of themes like cultural difference, students’ aspirations etc. The student delegation that recently visited Poland under the programme also shared their experiences with the visiting couple. Mr Mateusen shared the concept of awarding ‘Open Badges’ to students to validate the learning experiences during international Exchange Programmes.
ALL INDIA BRITISH COUNCIL SCHOOL AMBASSADOR’S MEET
Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani represented the school in capacity of BCSA at the All India British Council School Ambassador’s Meet in Kolkata on 1 and 2 August 2015. The two-day meet commenced with introduction to mutual expectations and benefits that the organization and BCSAs seek from each other. The focus of the meet was to explore 21st century core skills, their imminent need for today’s learner and British Council’s agenda of bringing these skills in today’s classrooms through an array of well structured programs. The selected group of around 50 BCSAs was felicitated for their outstanding work. Certificate was awarded to school for being a British Council Ambassador School.
AUSTRALIA – INDIA BRIDGE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Ms Meena Malhotra, Headmistress, BBPS GR has been selected for ‘Australia – India BRIDGE School Partnership Project’. The BRIDGE project, that is, Building Relationships through International Dialogue and Growing Engagement, is a teacher professional learning and online engagement which aims to connect teachers and school communities to increase awareness and understanding of contemporary Australia and India.
The professional learning program consists of a 10 day visit, from 15 to 25 October 2015 to Australia, inclusive of seven days school and homestay with the host teacher of the partner Australian school. The focus will be on building intercultural understanding, understanding of education context and the use of ICT in learning and teaching. Ms Malhotra has been partnered with Ms. Dayna Cowmeadow, Language teacher and Relieving Head teacher Administration, Singleton High School, Singleton, New South Wales.
The second phase of BRIDGE programme will consist of a reciprocal visit of the Australian teacher in January 2016.
Under the aegis of EUmIND, 40 students of the school participated in the projects – Values; and Arts.
Three groups of students in the Values Group were awarded ‘Certificate of Excellence – Best Article’. The students are: Project: Friendship - Anant Gupta, Shaan Ahuja, Tejas Ganotra, Tanya Chawla and Shreya Mehta of class IX H; Project: Weddings and Marriages- Keerat Kaur Gambhir, Kanishka Aggarwal, Sejal Bysack, Nishtah Kathuria of IX H and Somya Gupta of VIII H; Project: Grandparents - Atishay Jain, Ishpreet Kaur, Rohit Gosain, Mehar Bahl and Mannat Bahl of class IX G.
In Arts Group, Aditi Samanta (VIII H), Sanjana Patel (IX H), Tanishka Sanwaria (IX H), Ananya Gupta (IX G), Sukriti Rathore (IX G) and Anshu Goel (IX G) have been awarded ‘Certificate of Excellence for Best Drawing’.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWRAD CEREMONY
The school is the proud recipient of International School Award (ISA) 2015-18 for the third consecutive time. The award is bestowed on school by British Council for adding international dimension to school curriculum. It's a matter of pride that the assessor's feedback on BBPS GR portfolio submitted to BC appreciated the enthusiastic participation of students, ample evidence of execution of activities with international dimension and attractive compilation of the portfolio. The award ceremony held on 8 July 2015 at Hotel Kempinski Ambience was attended by Vice Principal, Ms. Geeta Gangwani and ISA coordinator Ms. Pooja Ahuja.
GLOBAL TAECHER ACCREDITATION (GTA) 2015
Vice Principal, Ms. Geeta Gangwani has been awarded the globally recognized GTA 2015 by Cambridge Foundation Education in collaboration with British Council Delhi. Under GTA 2015, Ms. Gangwani executed the action research project "How effective is the use of flexbooks and flipped classroom technique in enhancing engagement level and attainment score of grade XII Chemistry students". On the basis of the evidence of execution and result of action research project, GTA was awarded to Ms. Geeta Gangwani in a ceremony held on 9 July 2015 at Hotel Kempinski Ambience.
FACE TO FAITH
Under Face to Faith Program, students of the Middle Department of the school were engaged in a dialogue with the students of TichonHadash , Tel Aviv, Israel via a Video Conference on the Topic- Festival, Faith and Community on 6 May 2015.The students of both the schools were asked to describe their community. The students were pleasantly surprised to know during the dialogue that both the communities were celebrating the same kind of festivals, namely Holi, the festival of colors; and a Harvest festival.
Another Video Conference was held between students of the Middle department of the school with students of Commonweal School UK on 11 May 15 on the topic - Wealth Poverty and Charity The students deliberated whether interior wealth was more important than the exterior wealth. The Facilitator also asked the students to think about what motivated the students to undertake acts of charity.
GERMAN INDIAN CLASSROOM PROJECT – ROBERT BOSCH
The second phase of the year long Robert Bosch Project culminated with a 15 member delegation from BBPS,GR visiting Cologne, Germany from 16 May to 31 May 2015. The students and teachers were hosted by their counterparts from Genoveva Gymnasium, Cologne.
During their stay students worked collaboratively on assigned activities from yearlong project - "Envisioning school – What education is like in India and Germany and What it Could Be". The students created newsletters, presentations, collages and videos and uploaded them to the PASCH platform. The delegation visited the sports university, Cologne; enjoyed river Rhine cruise and cable car, visited Chocolate museum, castles and other places of interest. The teachers had an opportunity to visit a Primary school as well. Indian students performed Punjabi Bhangra and a German contemporary dance on the last day during the formal farewell ceremony organised for Indian delegation. The programme provided the students and teachers with real-life experience of German life style and culture.
Exchange Programme With Poland
A group of nine students and two teachers visited Poland from18 to 24 May 2015 as part of a Student Exchange program between BBPS GR and Ogolnooksztalcace W Swarzedzu and Gimnazjum nr 1 w Swarzedzu Poland under the aegis of EUmIND (Europe meets India) project. The students and teachers stayed with host families and attended school. They took Polish, German and Chemistry lessons at the school. Attending dance and culinary workshops gave them a peep into Polish culture. The delegation went sightseeing to places of interest such as The Old Market Square, Rogalowe Museum, Billy Goats, Town hall tower, Science Centre in Gdynia , Gdasnk , Swarzedzkie Lake etc. The seven day trip culminated with an emotional farewell wherein Indian and Polish students performed two dances wearing their respective costumes, in presence of a receptive audience and media. The exchange visit proved to be an excellent learning experience as the visiting delegation got an insight into Polish life style, culture and education system.