Workshops And Seminars
World suicide Prevention Day
Doon public school observed World suicide prevention day to sensitise the young minds on the repercussions of pessimistic thinking and also to guide them about the optimism through life skills such as Communication, problem solving and decision making. The students of class 11 and 12 also conducted an intra school rally under the guidance of the school counselor Ms.Surbhi Lal on the theme of 'LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL' to spread the awareness among other students through peer education. It was an enlightening experience for the students while Headmistress, Ms.Vidhu Vijayan Biju and Vice principal Ms. Malini panikkar took this opportunity to encourage their efforts.
Dental Hygiene Session ReportA simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.’ Dalai Lama
A workshop on ‘Dental Hygiene and Care’ was conducted by the professionals from ‘Dental Clove’. This session was organised by the Eco Club of the school as a part of QIP (Quality Improvement Programme) for teachers.
Dr. Alpa Sharma, the Centre Head of Clove Dental, Paschim Vihar and Dr. Harmandeep Singh, the Marketing Head of Clove Dental, Central West Delhi were the mentors for the session. They not only enlightened the teachers on dental sanitisation but also cleared the myths & facts data-fancyboxated to dental issues.
The session was presided by the Vice Principal, Ms. Malini Panikkar. All in all it was an informative session.
Workshop conducted with Helper Staff and Drivers/Conductors on POCSO Act 2012 (2017-18)
A workshop was organised by the school Counsellor for sensitising the Helper Staff and Drivers/Conductors regarding the POCSO’s Act 2012.
The participants were given the guidelines about the Act and their queries were also answered. Chief Guest for the workshop Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Rajbir Malik addressed the gathering and talked about the legal Implications and the guided about the desired behavioural conduct of the employees in the Institution.
Manager Sir, Mr. Sarat Chandran also interacted with the staff and clearly instructed that the credentials are very important of each employee and everyone should submit the Police Clearance certificate within the school.
The feedback was taken from the employees and it was ensured that they have understood the Act,its implications and the desired behavioral conduct properly.
Follow up Workshop on Pocso Act 2012 with Helper Staff and Drivers (2018-19)
For the Academic Year 2018-19, a follow up workshop was conducted with the helper staff and Drivers/ Conductors regarding POCSO’s Act 2012 and other safety measures to be taken.
The meeting was taken in the presence of School Counsellor, Physical Education Head (Male staff Representative), and the Maid’s Incharge.
An Effective Approach To Teaching
“The moment kids start to lie is the moment storytelling begins. They are talking about things they didn't see. It's amazing. It's a wonderful moment….. It calls for celebration.”
Everyone loves to listen to stories. Stories keep children engaged and let them feel that they are also participating in the process of storytelling. Knowing the importance of storytelling, a workshop on “Stories: An effective approach to teaching” was conducted in the school on May 22, 2018.
A workshop was conducted by Ms. Tanushree Sangma, a UNESCO certified expressive arts based therapist from Fortis. In the workshop, five small and different stories with different morals were taken up by her. It was emphasized that stories across culture have a similar underlying purposes. The process enables teachers to educate, illustrate, enlighten, and inspire learners. All in all,the primary wing teachers practised an effective method of teaching and learning process.
A workshop on POCSO Act 2012
Doon Public organised a workshop on POCSO Act 2012 ( Protection of Children against Sexual Offences) on 10th August , Thursday for its Faculty members to sensitize them about child's various social and emotional needs. This workshop aimed to discuss the role of a school facilitators in identifying the signs and symptoms of children undergoing any kind of abuse .
Resource Person Ms. Aprajita Dixit and Ms. sheema Hafeez ,Clinical Psychologist from Moolchand Medcity along with school counsellor Ms. Surbhi Lal discussed many of the cases and shared the guidelines of CWC with the teachers. Teachers were also involved in a situational based role plays so as to equip them with the necessary skills to handle any adverse circumstances. The Workshop was completely informative and enhanced the knowledge of teachers which will prove to be very helpful for them and also leads towards a confident handling for any adverse situation.
Doonites attended a workshop on Risk Behaviour management at Fortis Healthcare.
Students of Class XI & XII attended a workshop on Risk Behaviour management along with school counsellor, Ms. Surbhi lal organised by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis National Mental Health Program at Fortis Healthcare , Shalimar Bagh.
Students learned about various Risk behaviours such as rash driving, chatting online with a stranger online, alcohol, drug abuse, underage driving etc.
Students were involved in many experiential activities to understand and find out the solutions to cope up with any such peer pressure which leads them to any kind of Risk behaviours. Workshop aimed to promote the peer education system and students got equipped with necessary skills to further educate other students of the school for the same. Doonites received certificates from the hospital for their active participation in the workshop.
Depression- let's Talk (21.04.17)
On the Occasion of World Health Day(7th April '17) WHO announced the theme for the year as DEPRESSION -LET'S TALK. Depression is a common mental illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that people normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for 14 days or longer.
To sensitize students about this illness and its treatment , school Counsellor, Ms. Surbhi Lal organised a workshop in collaboration with Ms. Chitwan singh , clinical Psychologist, Fortis Heallthcare, Shalimar Bagh for class 11 students.
Different problems were discussed along with one of the important factor rising among students during adolescence which is 'Peer Pressure'. Doonites were equipped with the knowlegde of how to handle stress and to practice self control and assertiveness. Students interacted as well as learned different techniques of assertiveness through role plays.
Session came out to be very informative and fruitful for the students.
Conducted During Delhi Police Week
A workshop was conducted on 18.02.2017 at Teen Murti Auditorium on the occasion of Delhi Police Week for teachers and road safety coordinators of various schools. Various ongoing activities of the club such as quiz, debates, street plays etc. were glimpsed through a power point presentation which was elaborated by a senior official of the club.
The chief guest Mr.Ajay Kashyap ,Commissioner of Traffic Police threw light on rising problems on Delhi roads and some simple ways to curb them. The motto was to educate the youth so as to catch them young. It was further presided by Ms.Garima Bhatnagar, Joint Commissioner of Traffic Police who explained the various traffic rules which are framed for people’s safety and need to be strictly followed.
The workshop was concluded with an interactive session wherein various teachers and road safety coordinators from different schools across Delhi shared their views on the present day traffic management problems. The queries were provided with justified solutions by the honourable guests.
Overall it was an informative experience
Road Safety Coordinator
Yoga session to lead a healthy life
Swami Rashanand ji Maharaj and Mahant Surendranath ji organised a Yoga training session in school for classes V to XI on 28th, 29th ,30th Dec. He has conducted such sessions in almost 310 schools and also in Tihar Jail. Swami ji is research process since 30-40 years on human body and how we can utilise its energy in a best possible manner and to activate the energies of mind, body and soul. In his modules , he taught various techniques of yoga to students for stress management, fitness and to concentrate better.
Career Counseling session for class 12 ( Commerce) by the alumni of IIM
Career Counselling session was held in school on 9th Dec for Commerce Students. All the students of Class 12 got an opportunity to interact with Commerce Expert Mr. Ashish Jain, CFA, IIM, Indore Alumnus who brainstormed the students and discussed the future prospects of commerce stream. Students were also informed about the important dates and upcoming entrance examinations in different universities. It was an informative session and students benefitted a lot. Students also explored their interests and knowledge through an aptitude test in the session.
In collaboration with NIE, Times of India,School organised an Art and Craft workshop for classes 3 & 4 for Diwali Decoration Fest. This workshop gave an opportunity to the students to showcase their imagination through creative skills.Students exhibited artistic skills in the session by making beautiful greeting cards for Diwali. The workshop was full of excitement and enjoyment for the students.
Workshop on Cyber Safety
Under Student's leadership quality development programme(SLQDP), school organised a workshop for grades 9&10 on Cyber Safety on 7th October 2016 in collaboration with Learning links foundation . The workshop aimed to create an awareness amongst students regarding the pros and cons of the cyber world and how to be safe while online. Students found the workshop very informative and they discussed their queries with the resource person Ms.Swati Arora,Technical consultant,Learning links in collaboration with Facebook and Google along with the school counsellor Ms.Surbhi Lal.Workshop has enhanced the knowledge of the students and boosted their confidence to be safe and vigilant while being online.
Seminar on Self Defence
Conducted by : Delhi Police (West District)
Venue : St.Mark’s Senior Secondary School, Meera Bagh
Date : 10 August, 2016
16 girl students of Grade XI from Doon Public School participated in an extraordinary event along with the school counselor Ms. Surbhi Lal ,organized by West District Police for community policing initiative titled –‘SEHER- A New Dawn’.The programme was held on 10 Aug 2016, Tuesday at St. Marks’Sr.Secondary School,Meera Bagh. The programme was unique as it combined Self-Defence Training along with legal awareness. Different wings of Delhi Police, viz. Traffic, Local Police, Cyber Unit etc. all were on a common platform for an interface with students. On this occasion, Shri Dependra Pathak-IPS, Jt. Commissioner of Police/South-Western Range was the Chief Guest. The training emphasized on practical strategic counter-offensive. Heroic performances of tile breaking was also performed by girls. Apart from this, students also performed a street play on the theme ‘Zimmedari Mein Hissedari’, with an appeal for public to co-operate with law enforcing agencies in eradication of social evils and to make a safe and secure society. The Chief Guest educated the students to imbibe the spirit of self-discipline even from the school days.On this occasion, the Chief Guest emphasised that the girls/women should not tolerate indecent/ inappropriate behaviour .The present members were briefed / sensitized about their crucial role in maintaining social orderliness, peace and tranquility as well as to contain crime and criminals operating in the respective areas. During interactive session of students with senior police officers,our students interacted with them and gave suggestions for the betterment of society. The programme lasted for almost 3 hours.
Experiences shared by students:
A seminar on ‘Self defence’was conducted by Delhi Police at St.Marks Sr. Secondary School.It was an interactive and motivational seminar. The Chief Guest was the Honourable Joint Commissioner.He motivated and encouraged the girls to raise their voice against odds. They also shared information about ‘Seher’project .Everyone enjoyed the session and got encouraged to fight against discrimination.
We attended a seminar by ‘Delhi Police’ wherein we watched a wonderful demo of Self Defence techniques.The chief guest interacted with all the students. He also paid heed to the problems occurring in the society. There were many skits presented through which we gained an insight about hardwork of police for all of us. We were shown many informative videos wherein we learned that it’s ‘important to be online but safe’.They also showcased the importance of a girl child. It was a wonderful experience.
In Seminar of ‘Seher’-A New Dawn, I got to know many new things. We understood that its not the sole responsibility of Delhi Police to take care of our surroundings. However, we should also be careful and alert. We were also shown different videos wherein we learnt about the traffic rules, how to be safe online etc. Performances on ‘saving the Girl child’were shown. I really had a great experience.
I got an opportunity to attend this wonderful programme called ‘SEHER’ , an initiative of Delhi Police for community policing at St.Marks School, Meera bagh.There I learnt about Cyber Bullying and its harmful effects, traffic rules etc.They showed us the videos data-fancyboxated to cyber bullying and people who have suffered because of such crimes. We were also informed about the various helplines available for emergency services apart from PCR no. 100. I learnt a lot in the interactive session.
English Teachers: Dramatization Workshop
A Dramatization workshop was planned and convened by the Sr. Co-ordinator Ms. Sangeeta Goel. All the teachers of the department participated wholeheartedly and took initiative, preparing short skits in a short span of time. They put up astounding performances by enacting plays of different genres. First act ‘A Story from Persia’ was taken up by the primary teachers of classes 1 and 2 (Ms. Anju Das, Ms. Barbie, Ms. Chehak and Ms. Shikha). This was followed by a heart wrenching skit ‘One- eyed Mother’ presented by teachers of classes 3 to 5 (Ms. Nayha, Ms. Pearl, Ms. Shivani). Lastly, the audience was left in splits by a hilarious play ‘ Pride has its Fall’ from senior faculty (Ms. Divya, Ms. Ishmeet, Ms. Namrata, Ms. Nishu, Ms. Simardeep and Ms. Rashmi). It was a rejuvenating and stress-buster workshop for the entire English Faculty.
Workshop At Fortis Healthcare
Under SLQDP initiative of our school, senior students attended a workshop at Fortis Healthcare, Shalimar Bagh on ‘Media Literacy' with the school counsellor Ms.SurbhiLal under the School Mental Health Programme.
The workshop aimed at highlighting the role of media and its influence, managing the risk behaviour, understanding the target audience and stereotypical views shown in advertisements.
The workshop was conducted on 12th April 2016 and was an enriching experience for the eager learners.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
|Aim/Purpose:||Sensitization of schools for effective implementation of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao project.|
|Report by:||Ms. Urmil Tiwari, Ms. Veena Dhingra|
|Organised by:||Distt. West, Govt. of NCT of Delhi|
|Venue:||N.C. Jindal Public School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi|
|Day & Date :||Monday, 09/May/2016|
|Time :-||9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Two teachers from Doon Public School attended the workshop on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. The Chief Guests Shri Amit Satija, Distt. Magistrate, West Delhi, GNCT Delhi including Shri M.T.Com, DANICS – Addl. Distt. Magistrate West Delhi, GNCT Delhi, Shri Marcel Ekka, Deputy Director, Zone West(A), Smt. Kamlesh Kaur Chauhan, DDE, West B and Dr. Satyajit Kumar – Nodal Officer, West Distt., GNCT, Delhi.
This was the first interaction of the Distt. Administration with Public School Principals. The discussion was about possible ways to make people aware about this “Save Girl Child” project through the children of the schools in west Delhi. The schools have been instructed to create a corner or a wall and name it as “Balika Manch”. Posters, slogans and articles data-fancyboxated to the topic can be diplayed on the “Balika Manch” corner.
Suggested Activities for classes 9 to 12 on the topic are as below:-
- Sports Activities
- Intra school Debate Competition
- Slogan Writing Competition
- Poster Making Competition
- Article Writing
- Summer Assignments
We can organize competitions suitable to the age group, and out of entries received the best 5 can be posted on the website and the same should be sent to zonal office also latest by 8th July, 2016.
The aim of the various activities should be to bring about a change in the mindset of the people which should lead to respect and safety of the girl child. The project also aims at awareness about female foeticide and the need to raise our voice against it.
Report For Orientation Programme(2016-17)
On 6th April 2016 an Orientation Programme was organized for the parents of students studying in Class 1. The programme was addressed by the Headmistress, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan. The key focus was on (1) Punctuality, (2) Uniform, (3) Spoken English, (4) Academics, (5) Expectations of School from Parents. Special stress was also laid on parents’ engagement with their wards. In addition to the above, Ms. Vijayan introduced the ‘Mother’s Empowerment Programme’.
The Chief Proctor, Mr. Mukherjee expressed his views on Discipline and Etiquettes while Dr. Manjushah and Ms. Surbhi conducted a seminar on Health and Hygiene, Child Psychology and Positive Parenting.
Parents interacted with much enthusiasm and came forward to discuss their views. The Orientation Programme was a huge success.
Venue : School Seminar Hall
Date : 27th January,2016 – 1st February, 2016
Time : 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A Talent Hunt Competition for Primary level was held in the school. Total 125 participants participated whole heartedly and enthusiastically in the said competition from all the five classes ( Class I - Class V ) of Primary wing.
The Competition was divided in three rounds, named as : G. K. round, Personal Talent round and Stage Exposure round. All participants had to appear in all three rounds to complete their participation.
Main objective behind organizing this competition was to tap the hidden talents of our little learners and to provide them a suitable platform for developing those. Judges : Ms. Sikha Duggal, Co-Ordinator, Little Legends; Ms. Neelam Shikhawat, Director, Kidzee; Ms. Anjali Tanwar, Director, Pggmarks ; Ms. Soonu Sibbal, Director, I play I learn and Ms. Roopali Sagar, Little Legends.
The result of the competition is as under :
Class : I : 1st Position: Naman Goel, IA, 2nd Position: Navitesh Nagpal, IA & Shubham Singh, IC, 3rd Position: Ayan Tanwar, IB & Chandan Anand, I D.
Class II : 1st Position: Akshita Saini, 2D, 2nd Position: Heartpreet, 2E, 3rd Position: Arnav Bhasin, 2C & Keerat Kaur, 2B.
Class III : 1st Position: HANNAH V JACOB, 3A, 2nd Position: Yashasvi Gupta, 3A, 3rd Position: Manit Gupta, 3A & Ishita Bhattacharya, 3D.
Class IV : 1st Position : Aditi Gupta, 4B, 2nd Position : Drishti Bansal, 4C, 3rd Position : Yubraj Bhardwaj, 4D.
Class V : 1st Position : Yukti Gulati, 5D, 2nd Position : Garima Sharma, 5A, 3rd Position : Madhu Arora 5D & Chaitanya Agarwal, 5B.
Congratulations to all young participants and winners!
Workshops and Seminars
The school conducts regular workshops and seminars both for students and teachers. There are also orientation programmes, they are co ducted periodically. National seminars where students from other school mingle with our own, in the pursuit of knowledge are also co ducted . To name a few: Life Skills Life skills include a wide range of knowledge and skill interactions believed to be essential for adult independent living. Our school organised a life skill session for the teachers for better understanding of the needs of students and living skills, the workshop was addressed by Mr. Singh. He stressed on the major skill areas that need to be directed are daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills. Teaching Life skills provide schools with programmes that equip students with the skills they need on their journey through adolescence to adulthood. It was an interactive program in which training was carried out through innovative techniques like showing video clips, playing games, etc. Teachers were told about a lot of things that could help them increase their efficiency.
Personality Development at School
The adolescent years are filled not only with enormous promise and new opportunities, but also with many challenges. Our school is organising workshops for students to encourage better understanding of the need of personality development. Our school appears to concern themselves with the non-intellectual as well as with the intellectual development of children. We believe, the principles underlying the acquisition of the self-concept and the level of aspiration can be effectively applied in motivating children to learn in the classroom. The child's intelligence is, of course, an important determinant of what he is able to learn. Teachers can, with psychological training, learn to work with children in such a way as to modify their faulty concepts of self.