The school is very indicatively trying to instill in young Delfites a global understanding and through it the concept of global citizenship. Global understanding at our school is about creating a love for other human beings and all things living, taking Delfites beyond the narrow confines of caste, religion, country and colour. It is about instilling in them the fundamental recognition that we are part of one global ethos. The concept of Vasudev Katumbkam- the world as one large family.
UK India Generation Programme 2015.
- Ms. Flossy McAslan and Ms. Zoe Green, UK worked with our school as English Language teachers under the British Council Generation UK-India program from July -September, 2015. These teachers actually brought in a transformation in the school’s English classrooms. Their presence and engagement was accepted in high spirit by school students who got an opportunity to better their English language skills, especially their accent and pronunciation by learning and interacting first hand with these English teachers for a period of two months.
Delfites Strengthen the Indo-Russian Wheel of Friendship Re-visit Russia
- Continuing its warm Indo-Russian wheel of friendship started last year with two student exchanges with Russia, this year again, a group of Delfites of classes IX-X along with Ms Gunjan Gupta were warmly hosted by their Russian buddies in May, 2015 over a period of 15 days. Through this yet another international exchange programme, students were engaged in experiential learning about the culture and educational system of Russia.
Exploring German Education System
- Principal Seema Jerath was invited by the Goethe Institute to have a study towards of schools in Germany in November 2014. She studied the educational pedagogy of German schools & is now working towards applying the best ones to the school. In August, 2015 our German Teacher MS. Heena Mehta was selected by Max Mueller from India to attend the Unterrichtshospitation und Meethodik – Didaktik DAF Ai – B2 at Baden – Wurttemberg. Germany
International Bilateral Exchange Programme with Mearns Primary School, Scotland, UK.
- Continuing its 5 year long international partnership, teachers from Mearns Primary School, Scotland; Head Teacher Ms Catherine Dillon, and Mr John Rodgers engaged with Delfites in Sep 12, 2015. It was a weeklong bilateral exchange programme under the British Council Connecting Classrooms Project where these teachers experienced the teaching learning pedagogy of the school by being part of the activities happening around its classrooms and kindergarten, morning assemblies, clubs and sports.These teachers interacted with Delfites on Cardboard Challenge, the exchange project mutually undertaken by both partner schools where students of grade 6 in both schools learnt to re-use cardboards and transform them into innovative games, artefacts and products.The partnership continued with Ms Duhita Parmar, Science teacher and Ms Anjali Mittal, English teacher from our School visiting Mearns Primary School, Scotland in October 2015 to continue the exchange projects in the coming session.
Year Long Bilateral Student Exchange Programme with Italy
- The school also has an Indo-Italian collaborative exchange going on under AFS India. Under this programme, the school hosted an Italian student this year, known to the DLF family as, Italian Delfite Pietro Fiocco. Pietro studied in grade XI with our Delfites. Also, Delfite Gul Mehra has been pursuing grade XI in Italy since October 2015 under this yearlong study programme.
27 School Heads from Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Dubai Visit DLF Public School
December 01, 2014:
An International delegation of 27 School Heads comprising Directors and Principals from Schools in Asia Pacific region; Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Dubai and British Council took a tour of DLF Public School as part of their study tour to India. The objective was to understand the impact of British Council programmes in building globalization in the school and learn and be part of the international programmes running in the school.
Principal Seema Jerath made a Presentation on the various international programmes and activities across all age groups and curriculum areas and how these programmes have been integrated within the existing school framework. She also addressed the questions and queries of the delegation and suggested ideas to initiate and integrate international activities in their respective schools. Most of the School Heads were keen on partnering with DLF Public School and carry on exchange programmes in the future. The School is now creating collaborative projects with these schools for the students.The delegation shared Lunch Session with the Russian Buddies of DLF Public School and delegates from the Russian Centre of Culture and Science and AFS India and took bytes on the Indo-Russian Wheel of Friendship Programme at School.
The delegation was welcomed by Dr. Mrignaini, Executive Director and Principal Seema Jerath in a traditional way, with stoles made by the Delfites and Buddha Sculptures made by the Sculpture Club. The delegates appreciated the positive school culture and happy school climate and acknowledged their consent in creating partnership with the school.
Indo – Russian Wheel of Friendship
Indo – Russian Wheel of Friendhip
Delfites reciprocated the warmth received by Russian families during their visit in June 2014 by warmly hosting their Russian Buddies at their homes from November 14-December 02, 2014. “Over this period of 20 days, Russian Buddies have engaged so widely in learning along with our students and have so deeply merged within our culture, it’s actually difficult to differentiate between our Delfites and them.”, said Dr. Mrignaini, the Executive Director of the School.
Each of the 20 days of their stay had been minutely planned by the school to ensure their Russian buddies learn and grow in the 6 areas of 21st century learning: communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, character and citizenship. Russian Buddies collaborated with students of Grade 9 and work together to create policies on how they can best share this planet Earth. Students of Global Citizens’ Club of the school have designed an online collaborative project ‘Teenactivists’ through which both schools will sustain their efforts of bringing in a positive difference to the world and continue to turn the wheel of friendship! Students of both countries are also making an effort to capture every little memory by using technology and creating an online Padlet wall at the end of every day.
Embracing Russian Culture
A group of senior Delfites, along with Ms. Swagata Ganguly were warmly hosted by Russian families for 20 days in Cheboksary near Moscow under an inter-cultural educational exchange programme with Russian Schools.
“ I miss my host sister ‘Alexendria’, even my host mother’s eyes had tears in them as we were returning back home”- Aditi Sharma, Class XII A.
“I was hosted very warmly by Vasileva family. The most striking thing about Russian culture were the Rusian weddings, we were surprised to find that they are as grand as Indian weddings”- Abhyuday Tondon, Class XII A.
Scotland and India: Conserving Electricity
Scotland and India: Conserving Electricity
Delfites of class VII (2013-14) engaged in researching the problem of electricity consumption with their partner school in Scotland, Calderwood Lodge School. Together, the 2 schools have recorded the electricity consumption in their homes for one month. Based on their research, they have created Energy Conservation Policies and saved electricity in their own homes. To scale up the impact, Delfites of present class VIII educated 25 families in their vicinity on the ways to conserve electricity.
Ms. Gayle Santi from Calderwood Lodge School, Glasgow, Scotland, visited our school from May 12-May15, 2014 and engaged with Delfites of class VIII on the learning and outcomes of the project.Presented the implementation of Project by her Students.
Following her visit, Ms. Aswathi K N, Science Teacher, Visited Calderwood Lodge School in June 2014 and shared how the project was implemented by Delfites and its outcomes. The two schools are now planning three more partnered projects in session 2014-15.
Ms. Gargi Dutt Biswas awarded by UKIERIE
Ms. Gargi Dutt Biswas, Head of the Science Department at DLPS has been awarded by UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKERIE). Once again we are proudly being amongst few schools in India to receive this honor. She visited Mearns Castle School, Scotland, UK, in June 2013 for undertaking the project; a smarter way to manage solid waste- a comprehensive study on renewable energy generation.
Delegates from Old Dalby Coe Primary School
Two delegates from the Old Dalby Coe Primary School, UK; Ms. Hayley and Ms. Rosie Martin shared ` visit to the School in February, 2013. The exchange was part of the UKEIRI Staff Exchange Programme.
26 delegates from Japan, Toyota Company, paid a visit to DLPS, Sahibabad on May 17, 2012 with the distinct objective of exploring the factors behind the agile mental ability of Indian students, specifically juniors, in solving the problem questions of ‘Multiplication and Division.
BRINGING JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA CLOSER – FEB’2011 Prof. Kawasaki, of the University of Education, Hokkaido, Japan paid a visit to our School on February 22, 2011. He interacted closely with Delfites, and made it a point to visit several classes.
SOUTH ARABIAN INVITEE DELIGHTED TO SEE HER COUNTRY IN INDIA – FEB’2011 Mrs. Nouf M. Marwaai, President, Arab Yoga Foundation, Saudi Arabia visited the School on 9th February, 2011, and interacted extensively with both students and the teaching fraternity.
Ms. Mary Anne Howland Visit
These enriching visits were followed soon after by the arrival of another distinguished educationist: Ms. Mary Anne Howland, DIRECTOR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (NSW), GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA – FEB’2011.
IRAN AND INDIA CELEBRATE DIWALI TOGETHER, THE DLPS WAY – NOV’2010 as 34 delegates from Iran’s International Yoga Foundation, comprising teachers, doctors and Yoga experts, got a delightful taste of Indian culture on their visit to DLPS in November, 2010.
SCOTTISH DELEGATES SHARED SCHOOL’S BEST PRACTICES – OCT’2010 during their educational visit to the school under its British Council Connecting Classrooms Project on October 25,2010.
A ‘SKILL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME’ WITH SOUTH KOREA – JULY’2009 was accomplished successfully. A delegation of sports personnel from SABA (Sports for All Busan Association) visited our School on 3rd July, ’09. There was an active exchange of skills and knowledge with the teachers and students.
A LIFE – SKILLS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH IRAN – DEC’2009 was conducted on December 24- 31, 2009. Ms. Semiramis Dehnadi Moghadam, a representative of the Iran Yoga Association visited the School and had an extensive interaction with the students and staff and offered them an insight into the life and culture in Iran. Another group from there is planning to visit later this coming year.
YOGA COACH, MS. RAKHI SARKAR, was invited by the Government of Iran to provide Yoga training to a group of National yoga Coaches. She paid an official visit to Iran in 2009.