Annual function of St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur was celebrated on 31st Oct. 2015with glitz and glory portraying, the theme Ali Baba and forty thieves. Thus marking the completion of yet another successful academic session that witnessed lot of changes, improvements and achievements. Mr. Vipin Chandra Sharma, Additional chief Secretary WAKF Board and Minority Affairs (IAS) was the chief guest at the function. The head boy and head girl extended a floral welcome to the chief guest. As the Daylight lingered on into the fragrance of twilight lord Ganesha was invoked by the juniors through Ganesh Vandana. Principal Dr. Pooja Singh briefed the audience about global exposure, teacher empowerment, workshops, introduction of various clubs in enhancing the core competency levels of the students as well as the inculcation of life skills and also highlighted the academic achievements of the school students by reading the annual report through PPT presentation. Achievers who excelled in different fields were felicitated by the chief guest. The tiny tots of St. Edmund’s rejuvenated everyone in their energizing dance performances. Based on the classic tale of Ali Baba and Forty thieves, the play was enacted by the students who garnered a lot of attention from the audiences and were appreciated for their performance. The programme ended at 8.30 P.M. with a vote of Thanks and National Anthem. It was a memorable day for every participant as well as in the annals of St. Edmund’s School.

 

Under the exchange programme a team of 15 members including students and teachers of St. Dominque Institute, France reached St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur. On their arrival they were given a warm welcome. During their stay they attended various classes to observe the teaching method and working of school. The delegates also gave the presentation on ‘Culture of France.’ To make their programme more successful a friendly basketball match was played between the students of both the schools in which St. Edmund’s won the match. They were enthralled to see Dussehra celebration in school where little stars performed a skit on importance of this celebration. In evening the school celebrated the dandiya fest with much funfare. The event began with invocation of the Almighty by a beautiful Arti. This was followed by the dance sequence on various hymns, folk, songs and film songs. The school campus was well decorated with coulourful rangolis. Students of St. Dominique and St. Edmund’s were dressed up in the traditional attires and gave a wonderful performance. They also visited different famous places, i.e Amber Fort, City Palace, Albert Hall in Jaipur and also shown Taj Mahal in Agra and enjoyed Indian cuisines. To make this programme more fruitful Principal Dr. Pooja Singh said that we have formed friendship through discussions and have reached a better understanding which is a key of success for our relations.

As a part of British Councils connecting class room teacher exchange programme. Principal Dr. Pooja Singh and Dy. Director Mr. Kapil Singh visited Wellington School, Scotland. The purpose of the visit was not to create a large prescriptive list of activities plans but to give, to share opinions that will help to generate new ideas, stimulate creativity and develop lessons that bring the best of international dimension to every classroom. Whatever lie, their context resources access to technology and experience. During their stay they attended various classes to observe the teaching methods and working of school. They also visited local industries for better understanding their economy. The main motto of the schools was to share culture, ideas, teaching methodology. Principal Dr. Pooja Singh in her speech said that it is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction for us that the exchange programme have been conducted smoothly and successfully. We hope that we continue to receive the same kind of response and support in the coming times also. Dy. Director Mr. Kapil Singh said that this reciprocal visit was great, a real experience! Also they visited to Rome to attend the French schools meet to take exchange to a new level. 

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In this era of Globalization and constantly shrinking boundaries, we at St. Edmund’s strive for inculcating global values amongst our students. We believe in Hindu philosophy of “Vasudev Kutumbakam”. St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur gives a lot of emphasis on various opportunities to participate in programs enabling students and teachers to develop relevant skills, acquire knowledge to underpin their current role and career aspirations. Keeping this in mind the school organized an “International Student-Teacher Exchange Program” where a group of students along with Mr. Ishaan Singh (Administrative Officer), Mr. Jai Kishan Rawtani (HOD Physics) and Mrs. Bharti Sharma (PRO) reached France for a period of 8 days starting from 31 May 2015 to 9 June 2015. On their arrival, the students were sent with their designated host families who were waiting for them at the airport. They also witnessed a very warm welcome the very next day at school. During their stay they got the opportunity to attend classes to observe the teaching method and also participate in various co-curricular activities. Our students were enthralled when they came to know that our French counterpart likes the Indian Teaching Methodology and showed keen interest in adopting it. The students during their stay also visited the famous monuments and places of importance like The Eiffel Tower, The Notre Dame Champs Elysees, Galleries Lafayette, and Dominique de Chantilly and not to forget the World Famous DisneyLand. They also witnessed remarkable understanding and bonding between the students of the participating school that transcends every boundary, nationality, language or social environment.

CBSE topper of Class 10 and 12 of session 2015

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