Embassy of Austria, New Delhi hosted a Reception on the occasion of presentation of Intercultural Achievement Award 2022 to Mount Abu School.
The reception, hosted by Hon’ble Ambassador Her Excellency Katharina Weiser & her husband Dr. Michael Weiser-Much at their residence, was attended by United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Mr Shombi Sharp, Director of Education, Government of NCT Delhi Mr. Himanshu Gupta (IAS), Secretary of Central Board of Secondary Education Mr. Anurag Tripathi, Director - Austrian Cultural Forum Mr. Michael A. Pal, Political Attachè - Embassy of Austria Ms. Sophie, school heads from across Delhi & members of Mount Abu School’s learning community.
It was a proud moment for the entire Learning Community of Mount Abu School as Hon’ble Ambassador in her address appreciated school’s efforts in the field of Global Citizenship Education & Integration. Principal Ms. Jyoti Arora was handed over Cash Prize of Euro 10,000 to further strengthen the project.
DELIBERATION ON SUSTAINABILITY IN EDUCATION
Mount Abu Public School hosted the Co-founders of Give Back, an organisation based out of Portugal, Ms. Andrea Pereira and Mr. Tiago Silveria Machado. The esteemed Guests discussed about Sustainability in Education & Sustainability Initiatives of Portugal. The initiative was supported by ARCedtech . The global citizens interacted with the delegation highlighting the sustainable practices of the school
CASE STUDY OF THE SCHOOL PRESENTED AT CLIMATE ACTION CONFERENCE IN NEPAL
To promote and strengthen Global Citizenship, Sustainability & Inter Cultural Dialogues, Senior School Educator & Eco Club Member Mr. Bakshish Bhatia represented Mount Abu School at the conference being organised in a beautiful Himalayan resort town of Dhulikhel, near Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The conference was organised by a group of researchers from University of Edinburgh, Scotland determined to promote science & sustainability among schools in Nepal. Mr. Bhatia presented case study of the school’s Global Citizenship education which was deeply appreciated and applauded by all. The conference was attended by school heads, educators & students from across Nepal.
Mount Abu School witnessed mesmerising spectacle at “In the Light - Swiss Art Night” hosted by Embassy of Switzerland to India under the leadership of Hon’ble Ambassador Dr Ralf Heckner. Swiss Artist Mr. Gerry Hofstetter, who has previously illuminated icebergs, the Colosseum, the Great Pyramids, Washington Cathedral etc, delivered his maiden performance in India. His most remarkable work has been illuminating Swiss Mountain Peak “Matterhorn” with Indian Flag as a solidarity symbol during Covid19 crisis. Principal Ms. Jyoti Arora joined the special display on 28 October 2022. The evening hosted by Ambassador H.E. Dr Ralf Heckner was graced by Hon’ble MoS External Affairs Govt of India Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi. The event on the following day was attended by Ms. Rannu Pathak along with enthusiastic Global Citizens attended the mesmerizing performance.
INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL WEEK
Another Day - Another Collaboration
Taking India to the World GlobalCitizenship
Our IB PYP Educators Ms. Lubhanshi & Ms. Lovey were invited by High Scope Schools, Indonesia to represent Republic of India for their on-going celebrations. Ms. Lubhanshi & Ms. Lovey supported HighScope learners in exploring India & its unique diversity.
BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE SCHOOL
Mount Abu Public School India is the proud winner of the 9th Intercultural Achievement Award under the category Sustainability for the project “Global Citizenship Education & Integration" that promotes sustainable thinking and cross-border dialogue among learners and encourages them to develop their creativity in the sense of the community. The grand event organised by The Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Republic of Austria in Vienna on 18 October 2022 honours outstanding projects for civil society engagement and for the promotion of intercultural and interreligious dialogue. The prestigious ceremony witnessed the presence of officials and dignitaries from Embassy of India in Austria and Ambassadors to Austria from diverse awardee nations. Mount Abu School ‘s exemplary effort for promoting Global Citizenship and Sustainability emerged as the highlight of the event through the special felicitation making it a proud and joyous moment not only for the school but also for the country. This prestigious accolade is conferred by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The school fraternity received appreciation and acknowledgement from across the globe including Austrian Foreign Ministry and Embassy of India, Vienna for inspiring youths to recognise challenges and opportunities globally and locally and advancing achievements of sustainability , human rights and global citizenship.
SCHOOL HEAD SHARES HER THOUGHTS WITH THE WORLD
Principal Mrs. Jyoti Arora was invited as a Speaker to present her views on “Developing Global Citizens” at BETT Asia Conference 2022 held at Bangkok, Thailand. Bett Asia’s Leadership Summit is curated exclusively for educator leaders across schools, universities and education systems (e.g. Government or state). This invited-only conference showcased best practice and celebrated innovation from across the education technology sector under the theme ‘Education as a catalyst for change’. Madam Principal presented how Global Citizenship Education at Mount Abu School is supporting us in achieving Vision 21st Century ‘Redefining The Future’. The panel discussion & presentation was appreciated by audience from diverse education systems and schools across the globe.
COLLABORATION WITH NEPAL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
PYP learners of Mount Abu Public school, New Delhi, India had a video conferencing on causes and effects of climate change on 14th October 2022 and also discussed about the solutions for the same with Shree Saraswoti Model Secondary School Shuklagandaki-7, Tanahun, Nepal. Learners from both the schools shared their view points on climate change. It was an informative session for the learners of both the countries from the respective schools.
CELEBRATION 111TH NATIONAL DAY OF TAIWAN
VISIT TO ALLIANCE FRAÇAISE
Learners of Mount Abu Public school were honoured to witness and be a part of the "CELEBRATION OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGE", that took place in Alliance Française on 26th September 2022. The event was commenced by a brief introduction and then further various schools presented 3-4 French songs. While Gunika and Siya of Grade VIII had a duet prepared for the event which illuminated the event altogether. The occasion was further graced by the presence of the French singer, Iris Munos and her euphonious voice made a mark in everyone’s heart. The major highlight of the event was when the students of various schools and the French singer had a captivating jam session. This event engraved a beautiful impression of European Language Day in all of our hearts.
ENRICHING INTERACTION WITH MR CHRISTOPHE FROM SCHOOL ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE,UK
MOUNT ABU PUBLIC SCHOOL AND TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CENTER IN INDIA (TECCI) LAUNCHED AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME BETWEEN SCHOOLS FROM TAIWAN AND INDIA
Mount Abu School hosted MoU Signing Ceremony for International Exchanges between Primary & Secondary Schools from India and Taiwan. The memorandum was signed between leading Schools of India and Taiwan in presence of His Excellency Ambassador of Taiwan to India Mr. Baushuan Ger and Education Director of Taipei Economy & Cultural Centre Mr. Peters Chen. Principals and Representatives of the schools signed the MoU. Ms. Jyoti Arora ,Principal, Mount Abu Public School expressed her confidence in fostering the connections for mutual appreciation and reverence for each other's future and traditions. The launch witnessed the musical and dance extravaganza that made the event the most memorable one.
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITY WITH ST. BEDES JUNIOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
The Global citizens of Primary Level had an interactive session with the British Council Connecting Classroom Partner “St Bedes Junior Catholic School Widnes UK” on theme “Festivals of India & UK”. The students from both schools discussed about various festivals they celebrate in their countries, with special focus on Sakranti & Christmas. The young students in the age group of 7-8 year appreciated the similarities and developed a reverence for the diversity that exist across the globe.
ESTABLISHING STRONGER KOREAN TIES
The school has always promoted the Korean language, art and culture among the global citizens. Continuing with establishing strong partnership, Korean Cultural Centre India invited Principal Ms Jyoti Arora for Principal’s Seminar on 23 December 2021. The Principal expressed her gratitude to Director, Korean Cultural Centre for being partners in promoting sustainability, internationalism and interculturalism.
GLOBAL GATEWAY - A STEP TOWARDS KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND CULTURAL AWARENESS
Delegates from Embassy of Indonesia in India visited the school premises on for an enriching interaction with the young GlobalCitizens. The delegation witnessed the presence of esteemed Ms. Lestyani Yuniarsih (Education Attachè), Mr. Arfiendi (1st Secretary of Function of Information, Social and Culture), Mrs Erlinda, Mrs Nova and Mrs Indah. These delegates along with other expats are part of Mount Abu Family as the school supported them in learning Hindi Language.The event was also attended by the parents who learnt basics of BahasaIndonesia classes facilitated by Embassy of Indonesia. Delegation got an opportunity to interact with students and parents who were involved in learning Indonesian language. Further, the delegation paid a visit to our EkBharatShresthBharat corridors and were mesmerised with its astounding demeanor.
TAEKWONDO CLASSES FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH KCC, EMBASSY OF KOREA
The school initiated the Taekwondo classes for students of Primary Wing in collaboration with Korean Culture Centre. These classes are in extension to the ongoing Taekwondo classes for middle wing. These martial art classes not only train students for self-defence but also fosters a spirit of reverence for cultural diversity that exists across the globe.
CLOSING CEREMONY OF INDONESIAN BAHASA LANGUAGE CLASSES
Closing Ceremony of Indonesian Bahasa Language Classes conducted for the students and parents of the school was organised on 19th November 2021.The event witnessed the presence of Ms. Lestyani Yuniarsih (Education Attachè, Embassy of Indonesia in India), Dean of Teacher Training and Education Faculty of IAIN Salatiga Prof. Dr. Mansur, esteemed dignitaries, intern students of IAIN Salatigadear, parents, teachers and students of Mount Abu School.
STORY TELLING SESSION
Those who tell the stories rule the world
Our Primary School students enjoyed a Virtual Story Telling Session on “The Legend Roro Jonggrang - An Indonesian Folk Lore” performed by Story Teller Ms. Hida from High Scope Schools, Indonesia on 31st July 2021. Mr. Muhammad Rizki Safary (Hon’ble Charges D’Affairs, Embassy of Indonesia in India), Ms Lestyani Yuniarsih (Hon’ble Education Attache, Embassy of Indonesia in India), Ms Antarina (CEO, High Scope Schools Indonesia) and Ms Jyoti Arora (Principal, Mount Abu Public School Delhi) joined the ground-breaking ceremony. The session helped students to broaden their horizon of learning and explore beyond the boundaries
KOREAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY
The school organised Korean Language Certificate Distribution Ceremony for the students who had successfully completed the Korean hobby class at Mount Abu Public School in association with Korean Culture Centre. The ceremony witnessed the gracious presence of the Korean teacher Miss Kim Seong Ja from KCC . The event started with the invocation to almighty for good health, peace and prosperity for all. A video establishing the deep association that Korean Culture Centre has established with India was showcased in the ceremony. The students of Korean Language class presented their introduction in Korean language and shared the wonderful experience they had during these classes. A short video that highlighted the love for Korean by the students was also presented during the ceremony. The Korean language teacher Ms. Kim appreciated the efforts of the students and was impressed by quick learning of the language and the great interest that was showcased by students during the classes. She also expressed gratitude to the school for providing a platform to help children learn this language, her address had a special mention for the students who overcame the challenges during the pandemic time to learn more about the world they live in. School Coordinator, Ms. Minoo Bhatia proposed a vote of thanks for successful conduct of the event. The ceremony was truly an exposure to know about each other cultures and further enhanced Students understanding of wonderful diversity that exists across the globe
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH KOREAN CULTURE CENTRE, EMBASSY OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA
The school signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding with Korean Culture Centre, India on 19th February 2021 for introducing Korean Language in the school curriculum for grade 6 from Session 2021-22. The event witnessed the presence of Ms. Mira Kwak, Educational Head ,KCCI. The signing of MoU marks the stepping up of the collaboration between the two esteemed organization for an enriched and enhanced learning.
CHERISHED RECOGNITION- SPECIAL PRIZE BY KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, EMBASSY OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA
The school was felicitated with a Special Prize for its overwhelming participation in All India 8th Korea -India Friendship Essay competition 2020.The school has always believed in educating young learners with a widened perspective and a broad vision.Such accomplishments are the testimonials of school's commitment to empower young learners as Global Citizens.
Virtual World Peace Day- 2020
Young MAPIANS celebrated "Virtual World Peace Day- 2020" encouraging humanity to commit themselves to peace, compassion and kindness. Students participated enthusiastically in the activities and showcased their views towards PEACE
MAPS AS CORONA WARRIOR
Students of Mount Abu Public School and One Earth School Bali, Indonesia came together to spread a message of "Corona to Karuna". The students collaborated to help the needy at this time of crisis by donating whatever they could. Their collaboration highlighted the fact that no problem is bigger then our belief in God, if we work together we can get rid of all obstacles on the way.
MOUNT ABU SCHOOL DECLARED AS THE WINNER OF BUDDY SCHOOL INITIATIVE BY SCHOOL ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE,UK
The school won a glorious accomplishment of being again declared as the winner of BUDDY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR by School Enterprise Challenge, U.K. The recognition is the benchmark for the school's effort to promote Entrepreneurship and make the learners a part of the global movement that teaches them to acquire necessary 21st century skills and emerge as confident leaders of tomorrow. The school's young entrepreneurs are always striding ahead to excel and empower everyone with the skills of self reliance and leadership.
VISIT BY DELEGATION FROM PYEONGCHANG HIGH SCHOOL, KOREA
The school was host to the delegation of students and teachers from, Pyeongchang High School, Korea on 22nd January 2020.The enriching interaction with the delegation gave an insight of the pedagogy of Korea and India. The day started with the welcome ceremony that was graced by Mr. Kim Kum Pyoung, Director Korean Cultural Centre along with the delegates from Pyeongchang High School. The lighting of lamp followed by welcome song along with the scintillating cultural dance performance was the highlight of the day. The Korean language students sang Korean song and presented questions on Korea. The Director, KCC felicitated the Korean Language Class students and addressed the gathering with his inspirational words and motivated to develop strong ties between the two countries. The delegates visited the classrooms and the school premises and were spell bound with the creative teaching methodology and splendid infrastructure of the school.
VISIT TO SCHOOLS IN BALI, INDONESIA
Principal Mrs. Jyoti Arora visited Green School and One Earth School in Bali, Indonesia. Green School, Bali believes in sustainable schooling. Located in some 20 acres of rolling terrain Jungle abutting the Ayung River, the school is made out of bamboo and practices everything that promises a sustainable future. Madam Wedanti, Founder of Green School exchanged ideas on sustainability and promotion of UN SDGs in school.
One Earth School’s vision statement is “One Earth, One Sky, One Humankind” and practices the philosophy of वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं i.e. World is one family. The delegation was welcomed with traditional vedic welcome followed by chanting of Ram Bhajans, Balinese Ganesha Vandana performance, Balinese Raghupati Raghav Choir and happy school anthem. Swami Anand Krishna, Founder of this unique school discussed Indo-Indonesian cultural opportunities with the principal.
Principal, along with representatives from various reputed schools of India, visited various sights of Balinese cultural heritage. Ramayana show at sunset was a virtual treat.
Together at Mount Abu for a sustainable future.
VISIT TO KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER
To inculcate the message of "Global Citizenship", transcending geographical or political borders and that responsibilities or rights are derived from membership in a broader class of humanity. The students of Mount Abu Public School visited Korean Cultural Center under a special project for students in India to introduce Korean culture to them through diverse programs and activities. To provide the students an experience of international learning and knowledge and to prepare them for an acceptance and understanding of diversified cultural and community perspective, the Mount Abu Public School organised a tour to Korean culture centre for the students of Korean Language Class on 27th December 2019. The learners witnessed the culture heritage along with the multifaceted aspects of Korea such as their music, costume, taekwondo etc. The students had immense learning and yearned to know more about the amazing country to equip themselves with knowledge and information about the culture and advancements beyond the boundaries. This visit acted as a Cultural Bridge between Korea and Indian student to understand, experience, exchange and explore Korean culture through different programs of Korean Cultural Center-Mount Abu Public School Partnership Program.
LAURELS AT ALL INDIA 2ND KOREA FRIENDSHIP PAINTING COMPETITION 2019
The school was felicitated with the Special Prize for its outstanding contribution in All India 2nd Korea-Friendship Painting Competition 2019. The Contest was organised by Korean Cultural Centre India, Embassy of Republic of Korea. The participants were awarded Certificate of honour for their exemplary display of art work.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD 2019-22
The School was conferred with prestigious International School Award by British Council at a grand ceremony organised in Delhi on 6th December 2019.The award is a recognition of the school's relentless efforts to incorporate internationalism in the curriculum and develop among students the global citizenship so that they march ahead with confidence in this interconnected and interdependent world. The award is a benchmark of incorporating among students an acknowledgement and appreciation of diversity that exists on this planet. This is the third consecutive time that the school has achieved this distinctive feat.
SESSION WITH GERSTELL ACADEMY, USA
The School organized a Skype Session with Gerstell Academy, USA on Global Climate Change on 5th December 2019. The students interacted with each other and showcased their presentations that highlighted the causes and catastrophic consequences on the Climate Action. They also analyzed the present situation and reviewed the impact of Climate Change in next 5 years. The students discussed the potential solutions to the climate change and how they as individuals can contribute to combat pollution and stop further deterioration of our environment. The students deliberated on the pathways to reach the goal and decided to support the trajectory of using biodiesel and electric vehicles. It was a highly enriching experience for the young learners to get acquainted with the efforts taken by people all across the globe for a sustainable society.
SESSION BY DR JUDI LOWE RENOWNED MARINE CONSERVATIONIST FROM AUSTRALIA
The School organized a session On Zero Plastic Tolerance wherein the speaker Dr. Judi Lowe Renowned marine conservationist from Australia, made the students aware about the UNDP PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN. She showed a presentation on how plastic waste is being consumed by animals on land as well as oceans and causing a great threat to the lives and spoiling the environment .She guided children to preserve the sanctity of rivers and oceans by not littering them with plastic and stop using the items made out of single use plastic as they are not biodegradable and release toxic gases in the environment and makes it unfit for survival. Even the air that we breathe is polluted due to the careless attitude of we humans, who ideally should be the protectors of nature .She along with her colleague, Mr. Nimish , a representative of UNDP ,encouraged the children to adopt the ways to segregate the waste into dry and wet at home so that the waste could be easily decomposed without any danger of toxins being released and each student to feel concerned for the cause as little effort by each will produce drastic change in the mindset of many.
VISIT OF DELEGATES FROM PARTNER SCHOOL, UK
The School was privileged to celebrate the fruitful collaboration with partner school in UK when Madam Faith and Madam Gill from St .Bede’s Junior Catholic School, Partner school in United Kingdom, under the aegis of British Council visited the school .The event coincided with the celebration of National Unity Day which commenced by lighting of lamp of knowledge followed by Unity Day Song and National Song by the choir group of the school . In her inaugural speech, the Principal elaborated the significance of coordination in different body parts and then called upon the student fraternity to maintain the same integrity and unity while working at different levels. She asked them to work for unity of the nation within and outside.
The student speakers expressed their views on “Contribution of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel for Unity, Safety and Security of India”. It was followed by Oath Ceremony, wherein the students and teachers took a pledge to stand for Unity and Integrity of the country.
A cultural presentation on Folk dance of India was the most entertaining aspect of the celebration that enthralled all in depicting the rich diversity. The students also performed various AASANAS of Yoga to lay stress on maintaining a sound body, both mentally and physically fit . The eminent guests from Partner school appreciated the students for a wonderful show and their commitment to preserve the unity of the Nation. The students and teachers also conducted RUN FOR UNITY spreading the vital message of strength of unity among all.
KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASS STUDENTS FELICITATED BY MR.KIM KUM PYUONG,DIRECTOR,KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE
The Korean Language Class students of Mount Abu Public School had an amazing time on 12th October 2019 as they visited the Korean Culture Centre to be felicitated by Mr. Kim Kim Pyoung, Director KCC for achieving the beginner's level proficiency in Korean Language. The School was one of the pioneer school to organise these classes free of cost in association with Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Education, South Korea and Korean Cultural Centre. The students also had an enriching experience as they took the tour of the Centre and got acquainted with the Korean music, martial art, literary knowledge, Korean cuisine and many more. The visit was certainly a step to promote globalization and expand the horizons of learning beyond the boundaries.
SKYPE SESSION WITH UK PARTNER SCHOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
The students of the school had an enriching experience as they interacted with the partner school, Kingsdale Foundation School, UK over the collaborative project of Zero Plastic on 4th October 2019.The students identified the various sources where plastic is used and would work on identifying potential alternative solutions to combat the use of plastic and stride towards a sustainable future.
The session provided a platform to the students to get involved and realise that the society is facing similar issues that needs attention and action for achieving global goals.
PROUD PARTICIPATION IN 8TH QUALITY YOUTH INITIATIVES SUMMIT, MAURITIUS
The school participated in the 8TH QUALITY YOUTH INITIATIVES SUMMIT organized by Mauritian Society for quality control circles from 22nd to 27th July in Mauritius. There were around 125 participants from 10 schools from all over India which participated in the event. Various competitions like kavi Sammelan, Debate Competition, Public peaking contest, Mathematics Competition, Case study presentation were organized in the event. The school students showcased their presentation and were felicitated with the special performance award which included a shield and a certificate. It was a lifetime opportunity for the delegation to meet the Acting President of Mauritius , Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of Mauritius and got the chance to visit the Parliament of Mauritius.
KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASSES AT MOUNT ABU PUBLIC SCHOOL
The school became one of the pioneer schools of Delhi to introduce Korean Language Class for its students. The Classes are conducted twice a week by the expert teacher from Korea. The Classes are being held in the school premises in association with Korean Culture Centre and provides the students a significant exposure to the Korean language that has gained noteworthy prominence in the global scenario.
CELEBRATING INDO-ITALIAN TIES
Continuing with its endeavors to spread the essence of Internationalism among the young learners and making them confident global leaders of tomorrow, the school organized “ Expressions-2019” on the theme Celebrating Indo-Italian ties in collaboration with Embassy of Italy on 20th July 2019, Saturday. The event was graced by highly esteemed Ms. Chiara Petracca, Head of Political Embassy of Italy, Mr. Andrea Baldi, Director of the Italian Cultural Centre and Ms. Valentina Ierna, Head of Uni Italia in India .The event included an array of competitions with a massive participation of around 1500 students from about 50 schools that provided an insight of Cultures of Italy and India to the young learners.
VISIT TO SCHOOLS IN UNITED KINGDOM
A delegation from Mount Abu Public School comprising of Principal Ms. Jyoti Arora, Middle Co-ordinator Ms. Minoo Bhatia, Junior School Co-ordinator Ms. Gurpreet Kaur, Ms. Deepti Chibber, Ms. Nivedita Sharma, Ms. Sapanjot Kaur and Ms. Nitika Chopra visited friends at our lovely partner school St. Bedes Catholic Junior School, Widnes UK under “Connecting Classroom” program facilitated by British Council. Delegation also visited Wade Deacon High School, Widnes and Vauxhall Primary School, London. Headteacher of St. Bedes Catholic Junior School - Ms. Faith Tiernan along with her colleagues hosted the delegation with warmth and great hospitality. Delegation got an opportunity to observe classroom teachings, interact with staff & students and meet parents over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. St. Bede's welcomed the delegation with a show filled with beautiful signing, dance and gymnastics. As part of Postcard Exchange Activity, postcards written by our students were handed over to students of St Bedes School. Mrs. Tiernan along with her colleague will be visiting Mount Abu School in October 2019. The delegation interacted with Mr. Ian Kirkham, Chief Executive Officer of Wade Deacon Trust. Mr. Howard Mealey, International Dimension Leader, Wade Deacon High School introduced the school to delegates. Students were quite excited to meet guests from India and loved Q & A session about India during their interaction. The delegation paid a visit to Vauxhall Primary School in the heart of London where Ms. Sarah Botchway (Associate Headteacher) and Ms. Natalie Graham (Head of Curriculum/Standards) introduced the delegation to curriculum and teaching standards being developed and followed in the school. Ms. Botchway and Ms. Graham had visited Mount Abu School in 2017.
INTERACTION WITH MS. PAOLA FATUR
Ms. Paola Fatur, Head of School Enterprise Challenge, Teach a Man to Fish, UK visited Mount Abu Public School. She discussed the school's business- Herbs n Cures run by students, the skills acquired along with the working of School Enterprise Challenge with the Principal and the Herbs n Cures team. She had an enriching session with the team whereby she interacted with the students asking about the business and its details. She also discussed the vital aspects of an enterprise and provided an insight into the working of SEC. Her visit was really inspirational for the team members who discussed about their excitement and challenges faced while running the business.
DELEGATES FROM ITALIAN EMBASSY
Ms. Chiara Petracca, Head of Press & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Italy and Ms. Valentina Ierna, Head of Uni Italia visited Mount Abu Public School. Italian Language students had a great time exploring Italian language and culture during their interaction with the guests. They also visited the classrooms at Junior School and got a glimpse of teaching pedagogies at MAPS
Video Conference - Learning beyond boundries
Mount Abu Public School participated in a Video Conference organized by Generation Global on 22nd January 2019. The conference was attended by The British School -- India, Mount Abu Public School, Sector - 5, Rohini India, The Spark School & College Qasimabad – Pakistan and Tagore International School - East of Kailash (EOK), India. Topic of the session was "Human Trafficking". The dialogue began with students explaining their views on the notion of human worth. Everyone seemed to be on the same page regarding the priceless value of humanity. It was a learning opportunity for the students to research trafficking that is done in more affluent areas as well. Overall, the session was a fruitful one where the students enhanced their communication skills and analyzed the need to join hands against human trafficking.
CELEBRATION OF NATYUM, THE SRI LANKAN CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA
The school organized the mega event Natyum-Celebrating Sri Lankan Cultural Extravaganza on 20th January 2019. The event witnessed the presence of High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India His Excellency Mr. Austin Fernando and Madam Madhavi Das, Executive Director, FSSAI, India along with eminent dignitaries and distinguished educationists. The event began with ceremonial lamp lighting followed by and invocation to lord Shiva.
The delegation from Sri Lanka from the Educational Information Technology and Cultural affairs, Ministry of Sabaragamuva Provincial Council from Sri Lanka presented captivating and graceful cultural presentation to share the cultural and traditional aesthetic values of Sri Lanka. The Naga Raksha Dance , Pot Dance , Ukussa Wannama and many more performances by the delegation mesmerized the audience . The students of the school also presented Indian Folk Dance of Goa, Dhangar along with other captivating performances . The eminent dignitaries addressed the gathering and appreciated the effort of the delegation in presenting the grand show that provided a glimpse of Sri Lanka's rich ethos . The Principal, in her address appreciated the performers from Sri Lanka and encouraged young learners to appreciate diversity that exists across the globe. Through the event, the massive gathering of parents and students of the school acknowledged , treasured and developed reverence for the vibrant culture and graceful dances of Sri Lanka.
CELEBRATION OF INDIAN KOREAN TIES
The School rejoiced the Celebration of International collaboration with Korea with the culmination of Korean Week on 20 January 2019 with great fanfare. The celebration began with auspicious mark by lighting the lamp of knowledge by the Honorable Chief Guest, Director Korean Culture Centre, KIM KUM PYOUNG along with the Principal followed by mesmerizing Indian dance presentation by Mapians. A report regarding the celebration of Korean Week was read out along with the video presentation of the activities held throughout the week from 14 to 18 January, 2019. A wonderful talk was presented by student highlighting the Amazing Korea for its beautiful culture and tradition. The audience was enthralled by the Taekwondo kicks by the Taekwando demonstration team of Korean Culture Centre that left everyone spellbound. The programme concluded with the Certificate distribution to the participants of “Korea and Me” followed by National Aanthem of both the countries, India and Korea. A story telling activity by the representatives from Korean cultural centre. They also distributed the special staple food of Korea and guided the children regarding the recipe which was appreciated by all. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering and appreciated the ties between the two countries and encouraged the children for their future collaborative works further strengthen the bond between the two countries.
Skype Session with Gerstell Academy, USA
MAPians had an highly enriching experience as they indulged in Skype Session with Gerstell Academy, USA .The session witnessed thoughtful discussions on how both the countries implement democracy through governance, thus bringing international perspective to their learnings. The session was a platform to open up vistas of human understanding and expand universal consciousness for the young learners to become fruitful Global citizens of this planet. Students from both the schools represented their nation’s administrative policies and structure through an opening statement which provided the base for further elaborate discussion. The propaganda of the American Government and the assurance of welfare of the citizens were highly commendable as the delegates opened the gate to a very fruitful discussion on democracy and its statistical and actual implementation in both countries. The evening of December 4th 2018 brought a golden opportunity for students of Mount Abu School to indulge in an active skype session that not only expanded the horizon of knowledge about United states of America and its administrations but also ensured the awareness about the three branches of government and cultural scenario of both countries. As the students dived deep in the ocean of very composed and formal conversation, the young minds had an immense and absolute experience to know about the world and its working through a very democratic way. The session enhanced the confidence of the young learners and provided an opportunity to introspect the working of their governments along with that of USA. The session was highly enriching and opened the vistas of new horizons beyond boundaries.
Visit to Vietnam Embassy
The students of Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5 Rohini got the
privilege to be a part of Ambassador Interaction Programme with His Excellency,
Pham Sanh Chau, Ambassador of Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in
The ambassador in his address highlighted the similarities between Vietnam and India and acknowledged that the students are the future of friendship between Vietnam and India. The young learners interacted with the Ambassador and enriched themselves with the need to be a global citizen of the world. The students of the school presented a scintillating dance performance which was appreciated highly by the Ambassador and the gathering of educators and students. The event was a platform for students to explore the diversity that exist across the globe
MOUNT ABU SCHOOL LAUNCHES ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLUB
The ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLUB, an initiative of Italian Embassy Cultural Centre was launched in Mount Abu Public School, Rohini on 17th November 2018 in a special ceremony that witnessed the massive participation of 300 students and 600 parents. The club is an extension of school's endevour to promote Internationalism in the curriculum and interlace the pedagogies with global dimension. The Italian Language Learning Centre in the school would provide the young learners a platform to explore the world beyond the boundaries and enrich themselves with the culture and traditions of Italy. It would certainly provide more opportunities to the students as Italy is a country known for its beauty and authentic culture. The club would be an excellent platform for the children to know more about Italy and enrich themselves with the tendency for being global learners.The Principal in her motivating address rendered a heartfelt gratitude to the Director, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre for initiating the Italian Language Learning Centre in the school .She called it a privilege for the school to be the centre for Italian Language and expressed her confidence that the students would enjoy the language and the vocabulary that would be taught in the classroom. The club will be operational from 1st December 2018 wherein the two hours session for the children from classes VI to IX on Introduction of Italian language will be done by eminent resource person from Italian Embassy. The club will be held on every Saturday in the School premises and 24 classes on Basics of Italian language will be undertaken. The Italian Language Learning Centre in the school is thus an exemplary step to foster global citizenship among the students.
Accredited with Global Research for Excellence in Education (GREE) Singapore
With the legacy of winning laurels, Mount Abu School has gone another step ahead for being accredited with Global Research for Excellence in Education (GREE) Singapore
Skype Session with Admiralty Primary School, Singapore
The interactive Skype Session with Admiralty Primary School, Singapore on 18th September 2018 opened the new horizon of learning for the students of Class V at Mount Abu Public School . The young learners of both the schools shared the cultures and customs of their Countries. The students appreciated the diversities and similarities that exist across their nation and bonded with their new friends through e connect.
Exploring Horizons Beyond the Boundaries
As a part of Mount Abu Public School's Global Connect Initiative, Principal Mrs. Jyoti Arora visited beautiful campus of Admiralty Primary School, Singapore this morning. She interacted with Mr. Pek Wee Haur (Principal, Admiralty Primary School) & Mr. Daniel Lim (Head ISA). Young minds of the school were excited to learn about India and its culture.
Visit to Nanyang Girls High School, Singapore
Great Privilege for the School Principal, Mrs. Jyoti Arora to meet Madam Ng Chuen-Yin ,Principal Nanyang Girls High School, Singapore and exchange innovative pedagogies to provide the best to the students and assist them to emerge as the global leaders of tomorrow.
Discovering the hues of Internationalism
The School got the golden opportunity to attend the Opening Ceremony of Vietnam Days in India 2018 on the occasion of the state visit to India by His Excellency Tran Dai Quang, the President of Vietnam at the Art Gallery, India International Centre on 3 March 2018.The event witnessed the presence of delegates from the two countries. It was a step forward to take the relations of India and Vietnam to a higher level of understanding and an initiative to collaborate and create opportunities for both the countries for prosperous future.
Video Conference - Learning beyond boundries
The school had an enriching Video Conference with the school of Zespół Szkół SRKAK, Poland Mahatma Montessori K.K Nagar, Tamil Nadu Izmail School No.1 from Poland on 9th January 2018.The session focused on Essentials of Dialogues on “Power and Influence”. The interactive session witnessed the exchange of thoughts and ideas about the inspirational personalities of their life. The students of all the schools discussed about their education culture and the power they have as students. The participants appreciated and acknowledged each other’s views and opinions and assured to be the companions and nurture a strong friendship and association.
CONNECTING WITH MONTENEGRO
The school had an interactive SKYPE Session with the school of Montenegro school on 8th February 2017.The session focused on knowing about each other’s country in terms of tourism, cuisine, language spoken etc. The discussion on the Poster Making Competition on the theme “Indo Montenegro- Bond of Friendship” organized on Montenegro’s National day, 13th July 2016 was the highlight of the session. The students of both the countries appreciated and acknowledged each other’s culture and are on a journey to a strong friendship and association.
Video Conference with a School of Ukraine - 26th October 2016
“Technology is best when it brings people together”
A video conference was organized in the on 26 th October 2016 where the students interacted with students of Ukraine on the topic Faith, Values and Community through the platform of Generation Global . Technology plays a crucial role in the transformation of society. It is instrumental that video conferencing impacts students' success and motivation to learn. Synchronous conferencing enhanced teaching and learning by exchanging and sharing experiences and opinions, posing questions and discussion, giving and receiving feedback. The students explored new understandings presented by the students on the other side. The response and enthusiasm of students demonstrates the importance of this issue within the community. The insights provided through these findings support a better understanding of global issues. A number of benefits were linked to the project. From the students' perspective, they were able to discuss the problems of their community .
Learning beyond boundries - Visit to Partners Schools in U.K
It was a matter of great pride when Mrs. Minoo Bhatia, Co-ordinator at Secondary Level and Mrs. Sonali Chopra, Co-ordinator a Nursery Level visited the partner schools, St. Bedes and Wade Deacon High School, U.K. The visit was very enriching as teaching pedagogic and learning styles were exchanged to facilitate young learners with innovative classroom conditions so that the students are groomed and are equipped to be the confident global leaders of tomorrow.
Video Conferencing with Father Henry Carr Secondary School, Canada - 23rd May 2013
In order to provide the students a Global platform, the school has initiated this program in collaboration with Tony Blair Foundation which has come into existence to establish peace, harmony and brotherhood among the people of the world irrespective of any caste,creed, religion, views or countries etc. The students at MAPS had video conference with the students of Father Henry Carr at Canada exchanging their views on the same. Many more such programs will be organized ahead.
Connecting and Learning
The School was a proud host to delegates from St. Bede's Catholic Junior School, UK. Madam Faith Tiernan, Deputy Head Teacher, and Madam Steph Llyod Green, Art Teacher visited the school premises and exchanged the teaching pedagogies with the School. They interacted with the students and staff members to learn more about the activities and learning in the school. Ideas and thoughts were shared for future collaborative projects to be undertaken in the future so that the partnership remains sustainable and soars greater heights.
Principal visits U.K. under Exchange Programme
To take the partnership a step ahead for better collaboration, the Principal visited the partner school St. Bedes Catholic Junior School & Wade Decan High School, UK under the Exchange Programme sponsored by British Council and paved the way for a better and constructive use of education for global understanding. They discussed about the proposed projects for the next session and how the children can be made to be more inclined towards a better partnership with each other through a no. of collaborative projects.
The perpetual effort of the school to maintain peace and harmony reached its peak when it won the ”GOLD AWARD” by the organization ”FACE TO FAITH”, renowned for its contribution in the field of involving the students, the leaders of tomorrow, for this noble cause. The school feels proud to be one of the recipient of the most prestigious award for remarkable performance in video conferencing with students of other schools across the globe and promote peace in the prevailing era of violence and terror for sustainable grown of the nation.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD (ISA)
Glorious moments raised their head at Mount Abu for its exemplary achievement in receiving the INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD (ISA) from British Council highlighting the strenuous effort of the school in incorporating international dimensions in curriculum, thus globalizing the present trend of education in the school and equipping the children with enhanced skills to compete with the ever changing world. The school feels highly privileged to have become one of the leading institutions under the able guidance great visionaries, the chairman of the school Sh. D.N Arora and the Principal Madam Jyoti Arora whose consistent hardwork and determination always act as a source of inspiration for all to proceed ahead with pride and confidence.
The Principal received the ISA Award at a special ceremony held in Kolkatta.The award is a benchmark for school's continuous endeavors in establishing an international ethos in the school premises which is an imperative requisite in today's globalised world
VISIT TO CHINA
It was indeed a great privilege for the Principal of the School to be a member of the CBSE delegation team to China from 25th October to 1st November, 2013 to observe the teaching of Mandarin language in schools in China and interact with teachers willing to come to India to teach the language .
The visit proved out to be a new enriching experience as it gave a wonderful platform to know more about the culture of the country . The visit provided the opportunity to see the classroom-teaching, laboratories play fields and the methodology of teaching the Chinese as well as English language which will surely help to enhance the ties
It was undoubtedly a wonderful programme which helped to bring the two nations closer through educational practice and can lead to newer trends in the education field.
Delegates from Wade Deacon High School, UK - 21st October 2013
It was a matter of great pride when the delegates from UK School, Wade Deacon High School visited the school premises. The delegation consisted of Ms. Michele Bacon, Deputy Headmistress, Ms. Phil Noone, English Teacher and Mr. Mathew Camvell, Physical Education Trainer. The visit strengthened the partnership and gave the school a chance to collaborate with International peers. The visit provided a platform where educators and learners could explore global issues, tackle challenges and get prepared to wor in global economy.
Video Conference with SMAN 5 Dipansar Secondary School, Indonesia - 2nd August 2013
The Students of Mount Abu School were fortunate enough to get the privilege to be involved in video conference with SMAN 5 Dipansar School of Indonesia organised by Tony Blair Foundation. The feeling of being connected to the other students across the globe instilled in them an extra ounce of zeal and they shared their views about what in the school community attracts them, how faith is perceived and culture is followed by others. They helped the students to know about the culture followed at Bali and inculcated in them the respect for other religions.
Multi Point Video Conferencing - 31st July 2013
The Students of Mount Abu School had a novel experience of being provided with an International platform to put forth their views in the form of multipoint video confrence organised by Tony Blair Foundation with three other Schools namely DPS Rohini, D.A.V, Pushpanjali Enclave and Salvan Public School, Rajender Nagar on 31st July, 2013. With boundless curiosity and wondrous thrill they discussed about all Indian festivals in a session of about one and a half hour. This helped to add to their knowledge about mythological stories behind various festivals and provided new dimensions to their creative and analytical skills
UK Delegates visited the School
Whatever the mind can believe , it can achieve”
It was a moment of great pride and honour when Ms. Angela Paget, Head Teacher and Ms. Faith Tiernan, Deputy Head Teacher of St. Bedes Primary School, Widnes, U.K. visited the School premises under the mutual exchange programme supported by British Council. The visit facilitated a better understanding and helped the children get more awareness about the world around.
The interactive session of the delegates from U.K with the staff and students of Mount Abu Public School provided a platform for enriched learning that unleashed the potential of learner that would surely facilitate effective leaning in both the institutions.
Proud recipient of internationally acclaimed SOE Global Education Award 2012
Its a matter of great honour and pride for the School being awarded " an Outstanding School of the Year Award" under SOE Global Education Award 2012 for its extra ordinary work in the field of education taking into consideration its infrastructure, facilities provided to the students, curriculum, a wide range of International activities and awards won by the school.
Learning beyond the boundaries
Learning beyond the boundaries is always an embodiment of high intellectual charisma that kindles the spirits to move ahead with glory. The school provides international approach in education through the active participation in ISA Programme, an initiative by British Council . The programme recognizes the exceptional practice in adding an international dimension to school curriculum. The process of working towards the recognition provides a framework that identifies school's priorities for international work. The activities approved by British Council's team of scholars enabled students of the school appreciate and value diversity of cultures and an ability to relate to global issues pertaining to sustainable development
VISIT TO JAPAN UNDER JENESYS PROGRAM 2014
we are proud to announce that Akshay Anand, one of the student members of the Eco club of the School participated in Jenesys Program 2014 sponsored by the Japanese International Corporation Centre (JICE) in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT, Delhi, India . He visited Japan under this program. Under the program, the Japanese Government undertook a new youth exchange program between Japan and Asian countries to revitalize the Japanese economy and promote global understandings on Japanese Values and Environmental issues. The entire program took place at Fukuoka, Japan. The trip was from 26th May,2014 to 3rd June, 2014
Ms Kate Harris and Peter from Oxford University Publishing House
"Diversity is the widening of the mind and the spirit." The School was a proud host to Ms Kate Harris and Peter from Oxford University Publishing House, The visit facilitated mutual understanding of the countries pedagogical methodologies and provided an in depth appreciation of the way the educational institute work here.
Japanese Delegates showcasing their skills
To inspire, empower and train the young minds about the expertise available across the globe, a workshop by Japanese Delegates was organised for the holistic and sustainable development of the members of the school. It provided them with the zeal to explore global horizons and broadened their outlook.
Bridging the Gap through JENESYS — JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
School got a chance of international recognition when one of its students, Sonam Bajaj got selected for the JENESYS programme, combined initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India and Central Board of Secondary Education, for promoting the exchange programme with Japan .Her visit and interaction with the students abroad will help in exploring the world beyond the country and broaden her horizon. The experiences with the students all across the country will help in implementing better practices of education so that the students can be made the better leaders of tomorrow.
Manan Singhal of class X was also the proud young scholar to visit Japan under the programme of Jenesys in the Nov Batch 2012, He was one of those children who got selected for the programme on the basis of academics and performance in co-curricular activities .The students had a wonderful time exchanging the school curriculum with each other and knowing more about the culture and tradition of the country. They were taken for the visit to the important tourist place whereby they could learn the beautiful culmination of language and culture. The visit to the land of rising sun was indeed a splendid one and proved out to be the best way to enhance ones knowledge about the world outside.
VISIT BY EMINENT EDUCATIONISTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
Ms Mitchell and Ms P.Noone from Wade Deacon High School , U.K.
Aiming at strengthening the bond between Indian and foreign schools by understanding the educational system and culture in each school, MAPS had the privilege of hosting the delegates Michele Bacon, Deputy Head Teacher, Wade Deacon High School and Philomena Noone, Incharge, Student Council, Wade Deacon High School from United Kingdom. It was a great opportunity for the students and the faculty of the school to learn and share more about each other's system of education.
Winning laurels at World Peace Festival
We feel proud to inform that the School bagged 3rd Position in the Poster Making Competition "Confluence 2012- The 13th World Unity & World Peace Festival" organized by CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW where in 77 schools participated at National & International Level.