Exams are synonymous with stress & anxiety both for parents & children. Teenagers now face more pressure & competition today, accompanied by severe stress. Developing self control is the most vital tool that needs to be inculcated in teens for preparing themselves to encounter the challenges of life. To cater to the issues of handling exam stress & safety & security of teens, an informative workshop was organised at our school today led by Principal Ma’am Ashu John. The session was concluded by Manager Sir emphasizing on positive parenting, exam stress busters & pivotal role of parents in school Home partnership through mindful interventions for developing the skills to cope with stress & secure the safety of children.
As Exams are round the corner, exam stress is a problem faced by both students & parents & both can suffer from stress & anxiety.
Keeping this in mind SMCS organised a workshop today for parents to guide & empower them on the issues of Exam Preparedness & Child Safety & Security. The session was led by Principal Ma’am Ashu John who apprised the audience about how parents play a crucial role in School Home Partnership which in turn enhances the holistic growth of the child academically as well as emotionally.
Through this interactive & informative workshop the parents recognised the areas to work upon to enable skilful handling of exam stress & ways to secure the safety of children like teaching them good touch bad touch, Learning to say ‘No’ etc.
‘A good teacher can inspire hope ignite imagination & instill love for learning.’ SMCS celebrated Teacher’s Day today through a special Assembly. The assembly began with prayer followed by a special song on guru (Teacher) sung by school choir. Students, represented speech to express gratitude towards them in teachers on behalf of all the Marians. Floral tribute was paid to Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishan by students & teachers as a mark of respect. It was concluded by Manager Sir’s speech who emphasized on the fact that enlightened human beings can be created only by teachers.
Child safety & security is the pressing need of the hour. Children are the most vulnerable targets whether at home as well as outside. So it is the duty of the parents and the school to empower the children about self safety. SMCS has shouldered the responsibility to apprise our parents about the same through a workshop organised today for grades Pre-Nursery – II. The session led by Principal, Ma’am Ashu John was very informative, interactive & enlightening and the parents recognized the self defense strategies like: Good Touch Bad Touch, Stranger danger, Learn to say No etc, were shared with parents to further empower their children.
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Today along with the whole nation, our school celebrated National Sports day & became a part of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s launching of ‘Fit India Movement’. The programme commenced by lighting the lamp to pay tribute to Hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand whose birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day. Marians watched the live telecast & took the fitness pledge led by Hon’ble Prime Minister. To highlight the importance of this day a Sports Fun Week had been pre-organized & the winners were awarded today during this celebration. The Marians, through participation in this ceremony, realized the significance of sports as it gives us a sense of identity & national pride.
Congratulations to all the Winners!!
29th August is celebrated as National Sports Day in India to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand keeping this spirit high, SMCS organised Sports Fun Week for Marians starting from 26th August 2019- 30th August 2019. The event started by paying tribute to the legend following which Director Ma’am declared the meet open. Principal Ma’am addressed the gathering & emphasised on the importance of sports in a student’s life. School has organised a panorama of sports activities for grades Pre-Nursery to XII that will be conducted throughout the week & the winner & the winning House will be awarded with trophy & certificated on the final day.
All the best to our Marians!!
Today Janmashtami was celebrated at our school with great enthusiasm. Marians of grades 1-8 participated in it enacting ‘Krishna Leela’ illustrating the fact that whenever there will be dominance of malevolence, ‘He’ will reincarnate to destroy the evil & save the good. This was followed by a song on childhood of Sri Krishna & scintillating dance performance that represented Lord Krishna’s ‘Leelas’ & depicted the importance of this occasion. Also our tiny toddlers of grades Pre-Nursery to II decked up as little ‘Radhas & Krishnas’ celebrated it with the true spirit of festivity. The programme was concluded by a message that summed up the efficacy of celebrating festivals with devotion.
Nurturing Marians to be future Leaders - SMCS conducted its formal Investiture Ceremony on 20th August 2019.
The Ceremony began with Lamp Lighting & prayer followed by the ceremonial pinning of the badges & handing over the sashes to the newly elected candidates by respected Principal Ma’am Ashu John. She led the pledge to hold the school motto in high esteem. School Manager Mr. John Vianney Sharma and Director Ma’am Mrs. Shobha Sharma congratulated & advised the new School Senate to be at their best & perform to their true spirit.
With the aim of combatting the deadly diseases Dengue & Malaria, today SMCS organised a special awareness workshop on the same. The resource person Dr. Ruby Bansal, Head Preventive Health Programme Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitality, Kaushambi, conducted the session making the students aware about symptoms, causes & preventive measures of Dengue & Malaria. This interactive session equipped the Marians of Grade X with the knowledge of keeping themselves & their families safe. Further, the Marians of Grade X demonstrated & imparted their learnings to the other classes.
Forging ahead the initiative of Honorable PM’s Jal shakti Abhiyan the second phase of door to door campaign was organised by St. Mary’s Christian School on 17/08/2019 wherein students of Grade IX-XII stepped out of the school to sensitise the people in the neighborhood, how rainwater can be harvested at an individual level.
This event is in continuation of the awareness drive initiated on 10th August at SMCS where students prepared working models to explain the various ways to harvest rainwater to more than 1000 parents, in addition to an informative handout distributed in the neighborhood. SMCS aims to create a society of responsible citizens committed to conservation, preservation & protection of environment, striving towards a life in perfect harmony with nature.
SMCS celebrated 73rd Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervour. The gamut of celebration activities held in the campus consisted of unfurling of national flag, patriotic song & dance performance by students & teachers. The highlight of the show, our Chief guest, Ms. Shivangi Chaudhary, an alumna of SMCS, who made us proud by recently joining the U.P Judicial Services, graced the occasion with her presence. The celebration ended with an impressive & powerful speech by Manager Sir who reminded us that the precious freedom obtained at the cost of supreme sacrifices of great martyrs needs to be preserved substantially.
Festivals are magnificent ways to celebrate glorious heritage, culture & traditions. A day before Rakshabandhan festival, Marians celebrated this festival marked by fervour & gaiety that one associates with this auspicious occasion. The tiny Marians of Grades Pre-Nursery to II wore traditional Indian attire & all the Marians from Grades Pre-Nursery to XII tied the knot of affection signifying the beautiful bond of love & trust.
Best Out of Waste Exhibition
In order to make Marians aware of various uses of waste materials an exhibition of various creative & decorative things created by students were displayed at SMCS. Little hands & imaginative minds came together in a creative burst of energy. The values like preservation, recycling, conservation, reduce, recycle, conversation, reduce, recycle, reuse, etc are imbibed in the young hearts by this act of caring for our environment.
Taking Hob’ble PM’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan forward, on 10th August at SMCS, an awareness drive to promote rain water harvesting was organized. In the initiative the students sensitized more than 1000 parents. Parents were made aware about the depleting water resources. The working models attracted parent’s attention. Motivated and inspired by the students efforts and presentation. Parents pledged to practise Rain Water Harvesting along with this a door to door campaign was also organized wherein students stepped out to promote how rain water can be harvested at an individual level. An informative handout too was distributed in the n eighbourhood.
SMCS aims to creating a society of motivated citizens committed to conservation, preservation and protection of the environment and striving towards a life in perfect harmony with nature. To achieve this mission and on the occasion of Hariyali Teej a plantation drive was organised in the school campus today on 3rd August 2019.
Dear Parents & Families
Climate action is the way to go! SMCS has shouldered the initiative to ensure that Marians practise waste segregation at home and school. Every month each class will be assessed on the basis of cleanliness & waste management and the best class will be awarded suitably.
As partners in social awareness, kindly practise waste segregation at home and share pictures, videos and write-ups at Principal’s Email ID i.e. email@example.com.
The best practices will be uploaded on the School Website.
Being a member of Hub of Learning, St. Mary’s Christian School shouldered the responsibility to enrich the skills of Maths faculties (Grade I-VIII) by organising a workshop titled Maths Faculty Development Programme headed by Mr. Ashutosh Rai, Area Territory Product Manager, Cordova. It was a learning experience for the educators which would guide them to expose the learners to experiential learning. The class was very informative and many significant contents were discussed with the faculty. Introduction of Art Integration with experiential learning and Introduction of CoBSE Committee was given in the first hour. Also, the National Education Policy 2019 was discussed which was backed up by warm up activities. Through the medium of virtual lab Bloom’s Taxonomy was revised Teacher’s Resource Pack along with spiral curriculum were also the topics of the workshop. It was a great opportunity for the teachers.
To enable the teachers become competent in innovatively implementing ICT tools to supplement their methods of teaching, a Faculty Development Programme on Fundamentals of MS. Office 2019 was conducted by Mr. Amit from NIIT at SMCS for teachers from Grades Pre Nursery – XII. It was quite an effective workshop where teachers went through various ways to enhance their teaching process supplemented by ICT tools using hands on practical approach.
Alarming as it may sound, within the next few decades, the lack of freshwater in certain areas will aggravate and cause one of the greatest ever faced challenge to the world population. To educate the young people and raise awareness on global water crisis, Marians of grades IX-XII prepared models on Rainwater harvesting in their House Meeting. It served at hands-on learning experience which they can utilize and apply in their daily lives and eventually contribute towards conservation of water in whatever little bit they can.
SMCS feels extremely proud to share the news that one of our alumni Shivangi Chaudhary has qualified for the post of Civil Judge. So, in order to felicitate her, she was invited to the school wherein she shared her journey and her achievements at SMCS and throughout. She also motivated the students of Grades XI & XII to choose a career without any external pressure & persevere to achieve it.
Today Marians Shubhangi XII A Abheepsa Gautam XI C & Deepesh Joshi XII A partcipated in the National School Health & Wellness Quiz 2019 held at Delhi Public School Ghaziabad. It was a learning experience for the marians.
SMCS always aims to guide children for their mental & physical well being. In context of the same a successful drill was conducted to guide students for their bag holding ways.
1) Carrying School Bags the wrong way can cause Neck and Back pain in children.
2) One simple modification can prevent them from getting back pain. Improper school bag carrying techniques followed by students was identified & guided to follow correct ways.
As per guidelines given the students of Grade I to XII
· Do not let your bag hang down from your shoulders. Use the strap and make sure the bag is as close to the body.
· The Bag and Body should function like one unit.
· If the child hangs the bag down, it pulls more pressure on the lower back.
· Students were guided not to hold bag on one shoulder & let it hang because this cause increase in pressure on the neck, upper back and lower back.
· So wear the bag on both the shoulders so that the weight would distributed evenly.
With a purpose of girls’ & women’s safety a workshop for girls of grade IX – XII was organised at SMCS with the support of Uttar Pradesh Government officials- Shri Govind Singh S.I. Sahibabad, Ms. Manju Sharma Head Constable, Sahibabad & Ms. Pooja Sharma, Mahila Kalyan Vibhag, U.P. Government. It was based on Women power line. They advised & gave various suggestions for self defence & self protection of girls. They focussed on “Right to live Respectfully & Right to Safety”. The consequences of different signs of harassment like touch, comments, follow up, Eve Teasing, domestic Violence were discussed. The helpline numbers applicable in different situations were shared with the female students so that they can opt if required. Installation of “Pink box” within school premises for filing the silent complaints from students was officially planned.
Also school administration was suggested to train the girls through Judo, Scout & Guides activities which SMCS has been shouldering since its inception. SMCS is thankful to the U.P Government for taking this initiative for apprising the girls on self- defence & self protection.
The journey of these 10 days of summer camp at SMCS was marvellous. Each day traversed was a path to new learning. The facilitators alongwith the students enjoyed each & every moment of it, while learning numerous skills. The summer camp ended with a closing ceremony that included cultural performances & martial art demonstration. The students also enjoyed pool activity & camping, today. The Summer Camp 2019 at SMCS was a plethora of activities & all the students will cherish its memories throughout.
Summer Camps offer a structured opportunity for children to grow, became independent, confident, make new friends, learn new skills & above all have fun.
SMCS took the initiative to provide all fun & learning opportunities to the children. Today was the first day. Children enjoyed the day through various activities like Zumba, art & craft activities, English literary skills, foreign language & various sports activities.
To inculcate awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco, SMCS organised a workshop on “Say No to Tobacco” for students of Grades IX-XII. The speaker Dr. Abhishek Yadav from Yashoda Super speciality Hospital, apprised the students about the ways to abstain themselves from any kind of addiction. Students pledged to be conscientious citizens by adopting healthy lifestyles.
On account of celebration of global road safety week, Marians of SMCS shouldered the responsibility to create awareness among the bus drivers of SMCS about road safety rules & importance of observing traffic rules.
Posters, Placards, Slogans highlighting the observance of traffic rules were displayed. Also students of grades VI-VIII took the initiative to sensitize the students of grades Pre-Nursery to V about the various aspects of roads safety. Our young Marians seem to assimilate their role as empowered future citizen & embrace the responsibility to bring a change in the society.
SMCS organised an Inter House Debate Competition for grades XI & XII on 8th May 2019 on account of celebration of National Technology Day. The speakers of various Houses spoke eloquently on the topic –
Pokhran nuclear test immensely contributed towards scientific & ammunition development in India.
Nuclear Test Ban Treaties are just namesake. No country should have the authority to use nuclear weapons in any condition.
The aim of the competition was to hone public speaking skills of the students and to sensitize the Marians about the pros & cons of ammunition development. The session was a kaleidoscope of opinions, thoughts & ideas & perspectives.
On account of celebration of upcoming Mother’s Day SMCS organised a free Health Checkup for all the others, grandmothers / female guardians of Marians on 3rd May 2019 because they are the ones who sacrifice & neglect their own health for their family members. Also to add a splash of fun to this health checkup SMCS organised Zumba sessions for our mothers. Mothers immensely enjoyed and benefitted from this health checkup.
As continued of Labour Day, at SMCS a medical check up of the Helping Staff was organised by our Health Partner Yashoda Superspecialty Hospital. A team of doctors conducted the camp which included Blood-Sugar Check-up and Eye Check-up. Necessary medical advice was given to them for future reference.
Diseases like Dengue & Malaria can hamper health system in any developing country. School can play an excellent role in delivering important health education messages to school children through various workshops.
Today, Students from Grades VI-VIII attended a workshop on Awareness about Dengue & Malaria. The speaker Dr. Poonam from Yashoda Superspecialty hospital apprised the students about preventive measures to combat dengue & malaria hence keeping themselves & their family safe.
EVS workshop was conducted by Mr. Asim Abbas at SMCS on 1 May 2019. It was an interactive workshop based on many child friendly class room activities. The resource person emphasised that an environment needs to be created wherein the children are motivated to logically think & reason. It was quite an effective workshop, where teachers went through various ways to enhance their teaching learning process by using hands-on practical approach.
Today SMCS celebrated Labour Day to acknowledge the efforts of our care givers. A special programme was organised. The Helping Staff was presented with thanku cards, handmade gifts reusing waste materials by Marians of grades III-V and special handmade badges gifted by Marians of Grades IX-XII.
The event organised to forge a better understanding the efforts of the helping staff towards the smooth functioning of the institution and appreciate the hard toil of the caregivers throughout the year.
Workshop & Seminars are an inherent part of SMCS culture. A workshop on Effective methodologies for teaching English Grammar at pre-primary & primary level was organised. The Resource person Ms. Rubina Malhotra apprised our educators on new methodologies of teaching Grammar having an eclectic approach & how to make best use of English Teaching Resources. The workshop was quite interactive & beneficial for the educators.
The first House Meeting of this session was conducted today at SMCS. All the Marians from grades III-XII experienced an association with their respective Houses. Through the House Meetings SMCS aims at inculcating in students the experience of being together as a group that fosters faith in working as a community, upholding social values.
Like every year, on this Earth day Marians took a pledge to make a lifestyle change that would impact not only those within the school premises but also the community, outside. They celebrated this day through various fun activities like Nature walk, plantation drive, poster making & recycling of waste materials. Also a cultural programme was organised. Through these activities the student community was engaged in making a difference to the society. The day was a great success as students realized the need of conservation of resources and protecting our Mother Earth.
To facilitate our educators teaching Science with latest digital platform, a workshop was conducted by the resource person Ms. Aditi (NIIT Publishers) today at SMCS. The teachers were empowered with the ways to digitalise the teaching of Science in classrooms for effective teaching learning process. All the concerned teachers participated enthusiastically in it.
To impart effective teaching in classrooms a workshop was conducted by our School Counsellor Dr. Neeti Gupta. The facilitators were empowered on the issues on Behaviour problems among children & effective classroom management. The workshop was quite interactive & helped the teachers devise innovative strategies. It was an excellent experience for the teachers.
Easter is a Festival celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today Marians of Grades Pre-Nursery to II celebrated Easter & good Friday through various activities like making of paper glass bunny, bunny head gear, egg decoration, thumb impression, etc. It was a sheer delight to see the tiny tots learn about these festival by watching an animated movie.
World Health Day
Inter House Wall Magazine Competition
An Inter House Wall Magazine Competition was held within the school premises on 6th April 2019 for Classes IX & X. Theme of the competition was: Components of Adolescent Health, on account of World Health Day, in order to enhance their knowledge of good health & mind. Students participated with great zeal & enthusiasm. They displayed appreciable information on the boards. It was a sheer delight to see them expressing themselves so beautifully through the medium of art. They were judged on the basis of the following rubrics- Relevance to the content, Creativity & Presentation.
Utkarsh Mishra (X B)
Ananya (X B)
Ryana Kasana (X B)
Urooz Chaudhary (X B)
Saumya (X C)
Arush Verma (IX A)
Ayush Kumar (X B)
Shumaila Naaz (X B)
Harsh Chauhan (X C)
GargiBanerjee (X C)
Gaurang (IX A)
1st Runner Up
Jahnvi Sahni (X B)
Khushi Srivastava (X B)
Chanchal (X A)
Samiya Saifi (IX A)
2nd Runner Up
Kajal Prajapati (X C)
Hari Shankar (IX A)
Aryaman Sharma (IX A)
Deepal Verma (IX A)
Drishti Jain (X C)
Harshita Singh (IX A)
KUDOS to all the winners!!
· Utkarsh Mishra (X B)
· Ananya (X B)
· Ryana Kasana (X B)
· Urooz Chaudhary (X B)
· Saumya (X C)
· Arush Verma (IX A)
· Ayush Kumar (X B)
· Shumaila Naaz (X B)
· Harsh Chauhan (X C)
· GargiBanerjee (X C)
· Gaurang (IX A)
1st Runner Up
· Jahnvi Sahni (X B)
· Khushi Srivastava (X B)
· Chanchal (X A)
· Samiya Saifi (IX A)
2nd Runner Up
· Kajal Prajapati (X C)
· Hari Shankar (IX A)
· Aryaman Sharma (IX A)
· Deepal Verma (IX A)
· Drishti Jain (X C)
· Harshita Singh (IX A)
KUDOS to all the winners!!
SMCS celebrated Baisakhi festival with zeal & fervor. The Kindergarten tiny tots came dressed in Punjabi attire and enjoyed the celebration through activities like colouring worksheet, pinwheel making & other Baisakhi theme based art & craft activities, Marians realized the significance of this festival and revelled in its enjoyment.
Yoga & Sports promote good physical, mental & spiritual health of an individual. Helping teachers to achieve overall health as a part of World Health day Celebration, SMCS organised Yoga session and some sports activities for teaching faculty. All the staff members participated enthusiastically and enjoyed themselves.
Today Marians shouldered the responsibility of sensitizing the local residents about the importance of their vote in upcoming Parliament Election through a Nukkad Natak at Chandrashekhar Park in Shalimar Garden Extension-II. The students were highly praised and they were able to instill an excitement among the residents about the upcoming election.
Marians of Grades III-V enhanced their knowledge about good health & balanced diet through the activity of role play as fruits & vegetables explaining their nutritious value and thus participated in the celebration of World Health Day.
Today Marians of Grades IX, X, XII celebrated World Health Day through activities like Zumba, Yoga session, wall magazine making & poster making competitions, empowering our adolescents with good health & mind.
On 6th April 2019 Marians of Grades Pre-Nursery to VIII celebrated World Health Day. Learning the importance of exercise to eating healthy food was something the students learnt through various fun activities like Zumba session, Art & Craft activities, etc.
At the end of the day students realized: To enjoy the glow of good health, they must exercise & eat a balanced meal.
Parents’ Orientation Workshop was held for Parents of Grade Pre-Nursery to V on 3rd April 2019 at SMCS. Through this programme the parents were made familiar with the curriculum, rules & regulations of the school. Keeping up with the spirit of World Health Day (7 April). There were sessions by Dr. Ruby Bansal & Dr. Ritu Chawla on how to keep children healthy & immune. Parents interacted with the resource persons & cleared their queries. Through musical enactment, teachers presented the multidimensional activities that are part of our curriculum, beyond academics. It was a fruitful meeting & the parents were in high spirits after attending the workshop.
St. Mary’s Christian School has declared the result for the classes I & II on Sunday (3-3-2019) and III to V on Monday (4-3-2019). The children came with blooming faces with their parents. They seemed vivacious and enthusiastic to collect their final result. Parents appreciated the efforts made by the teachers for the overall development of their ward. Children clicked beautiful selfies at school’s photo booth with the help of various props and they also captured their proud moment with their teachers, to keep it as a token of their love. All smiles and giggles were there in the school auditorium the result declaration went off well.
On 27th February 2019 (Wednesday) SMCS organized Aashirwad Ceremony for Marians of Grade X. Reverend Fr. Sanjay Francis & Manager Sir John Vianney Sharma showered their blessings on the Marians & motivated them to remain honest and enjoy their Board Exams instead of being stressed.
When one Journey ends another Journey begins. On 23rd February 2019 our school bid farewell to the Marians of grade XII. A grand farewell ceremony was organized by Marians of Grade XI with the help of teaching faculties. Musical drama, dance performances, Ramp walk added glamour to it. The outgoing students of grade XII were blessed by Chief guest Reverend Father Peter Prakash from Baghpat. At the end of the programme each Marian of Grade XII lighted a diya promising to spread the light of knowledge acquired at SMCS.