Farewell! (19/05/23)

Hasta la Vista –  Dear Ramaa Ma’am

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

On 19th May, 2023 heartfelt farewell was given to Mrs. Ramaa Shankar Ma’am for her extraordinary dedicated service for over three decades to the students and the institution.


Ma’am has taught innumerable students who are now spread all over the world doing well in various fields. Ma’am has been an excellent mentor and epitome of love and grace.

Ramaa Ma’am has been very creative and innovative in her teachings. She could very often integrate art forms in Business Studies and Accountancy. The impact would be indelible on the minds of the taught.


Hence a ceremonial welcome was given to Ma’am and her family. The program initiated with invoking God’s blessings followed by a cultural programme. Token of love and appreciation was given in the form of gifts , bouquets and flowers.


Students shared reminiscence and their gratitude in the form of speeches and anecdotes. Principal Sr. Mary Remya blessed her and her family members. Ex-students gathered around her, enveloping her with love and tears as the school choir sang good-bye songs.


Dear Ma’am you reign supreme in the hearts of one and all. We pray for your good health and great spirits as you embark your second innings. May God bless you!


Seminar for Educators! (13/05/2023)

WHO (1997) has defined Life Skills as, “The abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enables the individuals to deal effectively with the demand and challenges of everyday life”

On the 13th of May 2023, “Life Skill” seminar was conducted by two resource persons from CBSE, namely Dr. Nishi Phogat and Mr.Pankaj Munjal.



Principal Sr. Mary Remya welcomed them and invited them to initiate the seminar. The teachers found both the teachers very enriching and productive as the core idea of life skills was divided into three categories.

  • Social or Interpersonal skills
  • Emotional skills
  • Cognitive or thinking skills.

The teachers found all these skills to be very responsible for our psychological competence and that they build our self-esteem and  self-efficacy and nurture holistic development.

Thank you Sr. Mary Remya. We look forward to many more such seminars in future.

Career Motivational Seminar, Window to the World – for Students (08/05/23 to 17/05/23)

Principal Sr. Mary Remya very thoughtfully provided a window to the world for the students of Std XI from the 8th of May to 17th of May 202. Experts from different fields. H.R. Trainer. Author, Lawyer, Doctor, Banker, IT Professional, Political Analyst etc, mostly ex-students of Notre Dame from different branches were invited to give an exposure to the present students.



The students found the sessions very enriching and informative. They confessed that it will give them the wisdom to make right choices in future.

Special thanks to Sr. Mary Lalita for having arranged the resource persons.

International Workers Day – 1st of May

“Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs!”

– Henry Ford

On the 1 st of May, Notre Dame Campus was buzzing with excitement as preparation were made to
celebrate the hard-work of the maintenance staff with joy and gratitude.
The day initiated with prayers for their well being and their healthy life. Cards, flowers and gifts were
offered with love to them. A short cultural program was showcased to enliven the atmosphere and
bring a smile on their faces.
Vote of thanks from their side was given by Amar Bhaiya who educated students on their role in the
upkeep of our esteemed institution.

Principal, Sr. Mary Remya blessed them and thanked for their contribution. She reminded all present
that they were the real architects of our school and they deserve our love and respect.A sumptuous
lunch was arranged for them and they relished it well. With good memories all treaded home!

Orientation Program (12/04/23 to 29-04-23)

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

As the new academic year set in, Notre Dame school had in store a schedule of PTM and orientation
from 12/04/23 to 29-04-23 for the parents of Std I to X and XII.
The main focus was on the holistic development of students from all domains – Social, Emotional,
Spiritual, Academics, Physical as well as the care of Mother Earth with ‘PEACE’ as theme of the
The response of parents was overwhelming and the preparation made by the school was euphoric.
Principal Sr. Mary Remya and Headmistress Sr. Mary Ritika shared their VISION with all present while
the educators presented PowerPoint slides with explanation given in English and Hindi.
Gratitude and willingness was in the air as all agreed on their partnership in sprouting the best in
their wards………… as all averred – Well Begun is Half Done!

07 FEB 2023

Farewell Rendezvous


“To meet, to know, to love and then to part, is the sad tale of many a heart.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

On 17th of Feb, 2023 the staff and students at Notre Dame School, Badarpur stood in unison , with love and gratitude to bid farewell to their three beloved teachers – Rekha Ma’am, Bannie Ma’am and Catherine Ma’am, all have served this institution for approximately three decades.
The program for the great day initiated with Prayer Service, lighting of the lamp to be followed by appreciation speeches. An array of dances and skits were showcased, each depicting the love of the students towards their mentors. The choir added melody to the presentations.
Tears welled up in the eyes of all, as the Gurus shared reminiscences of the glorious by gone days, travelling down the memory lane, sharing anecdotes – same made all emotional and tickled the laughter bones propelling uproar in the air.
The Farewell Rendezvous was actually a – ‘Celebration of Dedication’ as put by the Principal Sr. Mary Remya who along with Headmistress – Sr. Mary Ritika extended their gratitude towards the retiring mentors and blessed them in abundance for their second innings in life!
Dear Gurus – once a member of Notre Dame Family – you are ALWAYS a loved member of Notre Dame Family. You may not be physically present but you shall always prevail in the minds and hearts of all!
Hasta Manana till we meet again ………………..until then ……..Good luck for the years to unfold!

26 JAN 2023

Republic Day Celebration


“Give me blood and I shall give you freedom” -Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

The 74th Republic Day was celebrated by the staff and students of Notre Dame School with great fervour of patriotism. The Chief guest for the occasion was Mrs. Hema Shree Chand Vohara, the Ward Councillor of Jaitpur, New Delhi. The program was initiated with a welcome speech given by the Head girl and was followed by prayers invoking God’s blessings on the country and its citizens. The chief guest addressed everyone and hoisted the flag .All present stood up to sing in unison the National Anthem accompanied by the melodious school Choir. Students of standard Xl took the opportunity and privilege of administering the oath to all present. Poems like…. Aarambh hai prachand bol …and Rehaga Amar Sada balidan ..were recited by students adding to the aura of the day. Agni ki Paras Mani by Rabindranath Tagore was showcased in a dance form with great rhythm and style. The audience were also educated on the making of our constitution. The program found its finale by the release of tricolour balloons and a patriotic speech given by our respected Principal Sister Mary Remya. Everyone was offered sweets as they treaded proudly homeward to watch the National Telecast of our 74th Republic Day!

16 JAN 2023



“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast” -William Shakespeare

On 16th Of January, 2023 Notre Dame family, New Delhi, wholeheartedly welcomed Sister Mary Remya (Principal), Sister Mary Ritika (Headmistress) and Sister Mary Tripti (Community Co-ordinator) not only into their campus, but also into their minds and hearts, knowing that each one is highly experienced, learned and adorable.

Welcome dear sisters, we hope that under your leadership and able guidance, education here will achieve greater excellence and reach the apex level of pride and glory.

May the students be led by you all towards upholding the principles of Notre Dame education, which certainly will then echo in their entire disposition. May your tenure here be very enriching and fruitful. May you achieve your vision and mission of – “GLORY TO GOD AND SERVICE TO ALL!”

Welcome once again!

22 DEC 2022

SAYONARA Dear Sisters……. Till we meet again!


“Let us receive all we need from the hand of our good father” -St. Julie Billiart

On the 22nd of December, the staff and students gathered in the school to bid farewell to their Principal, Sister Mary Alice and Headmistress, Sister Mary Tanya, with heavy hearts and tearful eyes. Sister Mary Alice now heads to Patna as the Provincial of Notre Dame Schools whereas Sister Mary Tanya will take the post of Principal at Notre Dame School, Najafgarh.
Dear Sisters, we wish you all the success, may you rock in your new positions. We here will miss you. But we wish you good luck for your new endeavours.
Sister Mary Alice. You have spent a decade here and have given a real facelift to our institution. We had the privilege of celebrating our school Silver Jubilee, which still lingers in our hearts. You have been a great mentor, friend, guide to all of us and a stalwart of support during our thick and thin times. Your decision making skills have always inspired all of us. You have taught us to have great faith in God. You shall always prevail in our hearts and mind forever and forever.
Dear Sister Mary Tanya, you have made a great impression on all of us. During the very short tenure of your stay here your skills, speeches, patience and kindness have gone a long way in nurturing us all and keeping us strong. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Dear Sisters may the good God hold you both in the palms of his hand, and may you be Light to many more, leading from darkness to light – Glory to God and Service to all!

05 SEP 2022

Teachers’ Day Celebration


“When we think we know, we cease to learn” -Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

On the 5th of September, Notre Dame campus buzzed with great joy and festivity as the campus was decked beautifully. Teachers were seen to be draped in very exclusive attires and most importantly wore a smile, radiating happiness around.

An array of programs was showcased by the students under the guidance of Principal Sr. Mary Alice. Gifts and cards were presented to each with lots of love and gratitude by the school. Lunch was sumptuous and relished by all as a power point presentation was made of yesteryears , making all feel nostalgic!. It was a day of Love and Gratitude!

26 AUG 2022

Induction Ceremony


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” -Warren. G. Bennis

On the 26th of August, the student council was seen marching towards the open stage on martial beats. Yes, it was the long awaited Induction ceremony which was taking place after the lapse of two long Covid years. After invoking God’s blessings and the lighting of the holy lamp, the council was administered the oath of leadership by the Principal Sr. Mary Alice, who also educated them on their roles ahead. The function was crisp and solemn, the school choir added joy to the ceremony as the entire school body joined for the school song. Congratulations to all the members of Notre Dame Student Council.











30 July 2022

Seminar on Values Education(CBP for Educators)


“Ride the energy of your own unique Spirit” – Gabrielle Roth

On the 30th of July, a seminar by Mrs.Anju Mehrotra (Principal of Kalka Public School) was conducted in Notre Dame School for the entire staff. This seminar was a day long, from 9 am – 4:30 pm. This seminar was based on value education to be inculcated in students along with the teaching of various subjects. Notre Dame has a history of imparting value based lessonsas it is one of the core pillars they relent on.

The seminar started with ice-breaking and introduction of the members and strtched to pondering on qualities like – The values to reckon, Why value education?, Mass media and values and entire school appointments to values education.

Activities were initiated to make the seminar more enriching. The motto of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ was also emphasised on.

The educators agreed to the CBSE’s ideas and its implementation that the core human values need to be implanted as we all know that the future of a country rests in its classroom!

15 July 2022

Welcome Sr. Mary Shaija!


Education is the best Provision for all ages!
Notre dame School, Badarpur was visited by Sr. Mary Shaija – Education Co-ordinator, Notre Dame Schools, Northern Province.
In her honour a special assembly was conducted by the senior students. As a token of love a shawl and a sapling was gifted to sister.
Sr. Mary Shaija visited many classes and helped the teachers in enriching their skills. She also conducted a seminar for all on Lesson Plan and the main features to be included are :

  1. Choices
  2. Collaboration
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Creativity
  5. Communication
  6. Caring

She encouraged teachers to have love for the taught and passion for the subject. A power point presentation of Joe Ruhl was presented and she ended saying “ A teacher should be a guide by the side and not a sage on the stage. Thank you sister your presence and guidance!

12 July 2022

St.Julie’s feast celebrated

“How good is the good God” – St.Julie Billiart

On the 12th of July, Notre Dame family celebrated the birthday of its Foundress – St. Julie Billiart!

The day initiated with a special assembly .Under the canopy of joy elation and blessings, the life of St. Julie was portrayed by the students on the stage. The Choir grabbed the attention of the attendees through the melodious euphony of songs.

The energy and passion of the students was clearly visible in their performance.
Principal Sr. Mary Alice urged students to inculcate the values and principles of Notre Dame as they head towards being Global Citizens! The energy and passion of the students was clearly visible in their performance.

Sweets were distributed to the students and the staff members were treated with a lovely lunch!

02 May 2022

Labour Day Celebration


”All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, hence should be undertaken with painstaking excellence!”
To celebrate this effort by the maintenance staff, who work tirelessly, the International Workers Day also called labour day , was celebrated at Notre dame School Badarpur on 2nd May’22 with great zeal. The maintenance staff, work their fingers to the bone, and keep the wheels of an organization rolling.
Labour Day is a reminder for us that, these are the real architects of our society, and they rightly deserve their respect.
The students presented a dance on the newly erected stage, under the guidance of Rai Maam. The maintenance staff was felicitated on the stage with cards and bouquets. On this occasion our Principal Sr. Mary Alice in her speech stated that we must have gratitude in our heart for those who serve us, and this day reminds us to be kind and respectful towards them on a daily basis. She also enlightened the students about the contribution of labourers to our society and how they are the components of the growing economy. The children expressed their love and gratitude by singing songs and dancing.

Later a lunch was hosted for the maintenance staff and gifts were also distributed .
The workers were overwhelmed watching the function and Amar Bhaiyya expressed his gratitude towards the School management, teachers and students for their regard and affection.
Overall the Workers Day was a moment of joy and happiness for the workers and the school. Workers are the ones who make this world a better place to live in.

03 Feb 2021

Farewell to Sir Devasia and Shubha Ma’am


A time to look back with admiration
A time to look forward with anticipation!

For every beginning there must be an end, its paradoxical but that’s how it is. Change is the only constant. Life is incomplete without a mixed bundle of joys and sorrows. On 3rd Feb 2021 the entire Notre Dame family gathered to bid farewell to two exceptional teachers and amazing human beings, Mr. Devasia and Mrs. Shubha. Both were given a warm welcome with a floral bouquet.

The Principal Sr. Mary Alice appreciated and thanked both the teachers for their efforts and sincerity. Lastly Sir Devasia and Shubha ma’am expressed their feelings, their experience and their long journey in Notre Dame School.

We pray God gives both these wonderful human beings, strength and wisdom to continue their good work.

The day was filled with nostalgia, fun and excitement.

06 Feb 2021

Principal’s Day


“Leaders become great not because of their power ,but because they have the ability to empower others.”

On the 6 th of February, Notre Dame staff and students celebrated Virtual Principals Day.

At 9:30 some staff members gathered in the convent for the auspicious lighting of the lamp and cake cutting later in the afternoon around 2:30 the entire staff met virtually to celebrate the day of their dear and dynamic Principals sister Mary Alice and sister Mary Tanya.

The program started with a prayer service by the Student Council members invoking God’s blessings and was followed by an array of program (speeches of appreciation and gratitude, dances, display of cards instrumental music ,songs , etc) through videos collected and collated.

Both the sisters felt overwhelmed with the program. Sister Mary Tanya thanked all with a story . Sister Mary Alice was awestruck at the ability of the teachers to have presented the program in such a meticulous and mesmerizing way. She said that she was very proud of her staff for having updated and upgraded themselves in the technological field. She was filled with gratitude and blessed all .

The program was wrapped up with the singing of the school song joyously in cohesion and unison!

14 Nov 2020

Children’s Day Celebration


“There is no garden as beautiful as childhood”

Children’s Day this year was celebrated across the city virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Besides the grave social, economic, and health impact on people around the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic’s silent blow on children of all ages is profound. But in spite of all these odds, Children’s Day was celebrated in Notre Dame School with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm, virtually.

It was definitely not the same as regular celebrations but the teachers went out of their way to use technology and do the best they could in the times of pandemic. We may not be in the physical space but are connected digitally. Teachers recorded their motivational speeches, sang songs, played games, recited poems etc., all this was live-streamed by the teachers on 14th November in their respective classes.

The Principal, Sr. Mary Alice beautifully explained the students how they need to take up personal responsibility and learn about personal growth and metamorphically stated that children are the light in this world. She also focused on the fact that real education enables us to handle any situation peacefully, finding the good, even in worse situations. She blessed the students and their families, quoting the famous adage,” There are things which you cannot buy which also includes childhood days!”. Students appreciated the creativity of the teachers amid the ‘New Normal’. The programme had a series of interesting and exciting events all planned meticulously for complete entertainment. It was an effort to give back a little, what the children had been deprived of, after the outbreak of this pandemic.

Last year, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, took the world by storm after she gave her speech on the importance of active participation to fight climate change. Thunberg is proof of the fact that children are aware of the changes around them and wish to do their part in making the world a better place.

03 Oct 2020

Fit India Freedom Run


“Running the human bodies most to raw freedom.”
Do you remember “The Dandi March “by Mahatma Gandhi ? Well, on 73rd lndependence Day the above program Fit India Freedom run was launched by honourable Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to be executed by the ministry of youth affairs and sports.

The main idea was to break the lethargy and anxiety caused due to covid-19 pandemic it was too to galvanise Indians to be healthier, happier and more positive in attitude.

The rules were very simple and inviting— Run your own race; track your own pace; at your own place.

As soon as a circular from the chairman of CBSE Mr Ahuja reached our principal, sister Mary Alice , She swung in full action with a lot of zeal and zest encouraging teachers parents and students to participate.

Approximately there were over 2000 participants posting pictures ,track record GPS and videos of students ,parents and teachers. The response was stupendous and overwhelming .It was a Herculean success. Notre Dame School Badarpur was awarded for successfully organising the run.

After all we know this pandemic covid-19 will pass as…
Tough runs don’t last ;Tough runners do !

05 Sep 2020

Teachers’ Day


“Necessity is the mother of invention.” – Plato

On the 5th of September surprise awaited the staff of Notre Dame School when they were requested to join a link sent to them… what followed was a spectacular and awesome program put up by the students under the able guidance of Principal, Sr. Mary Alice. Program started with prayers invoking God’s Blessings on all.

Speeches overflowing with love and gratitude was addressed to the teaching faculty by the President, Vice President and other council members.

An array of vibrant program was presented by the students of all sections of the school.

The students thanked the teachers for educating and updating themselves with technology so as to teach, empower and inspire the students in all ways possible. The teachers felt overwhelmed and expressed their gratitude towards the Principal, institution and the student’s for their love exhibited.

The covid crisis… has brought out many hidden talents of people. Sr. Alice made it known to the staff members regarding a book published by ma’am Ramaa Shankar …. ‘Handle with care..Small Things Matter’. On this happy note the program was wrapped up…encouraging all to explore within and challenge oneself !

15 Feb 2020

Jubilee of Mrs. Usha James and Mrs.Florence Kisku


A time to look back with admiration
A time to look forward with anticipation

On 15th February 2020, Notre Dame Academy celebrated 25 long, glorious and successful years of service rendered by Mrs. Usha James and Mrs. Florence Kisku with devotion , dedication and commitment.

The students put up a mesmerizing and enthusiastic cultural programme to mark the momentous occasion. They expressed their love and gratitude with their words of appreciation for these two teachers whose love and care have touched so many lives.

Our respected Principal Sr. Mary Alice, thanked Mrs. Usha James and Mrs. Florence Kisku for their valuable contribution to the Notre Dame Academy. Their presence has overseen Notre Dame rise from its infancy to its present glory and will continue to excel as for many more years to come.

01 Feb 2020

Educational Visit to The National Science Centre, New Delhi


The students of class VII, VIII and IX visited The National Science Center, Delhi as a part of the educational tour this month. The National Science Center is a science museum that is engaged in popularization of science among the students. The aim of the visit was to develop the science awareness and scientific temper among the students.

The students were first invited to the auditorium for a short program on optics, and later they explained them about the functioning of India’s Thirty Meter Telescope. A short quiz was also held in which the winners were awarded small gifts.

The students were greatly excited about the exhibition halls, especially the galleries ‘Our Science and Technology Heritage’. Besides these, there were small but attention grabbing exhibits and a maze 9f mirrors which gives illusionary effect which invoked much interest in students. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the plethora of exhibits left them spell bound. They were really drawn in the magical world of science and were greatly inspired. The trip was an enriching experience for all.

18 Jan 2020

Goodbye Sir Jose


Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because, for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation! But for every beginning, there must be an end. It’s paradoxical but that’s how it is.

On January 18, 2020, the entire Notre Dame family gathered to bid farewell to an exceptional teacher, an altruistic human being, Sir Jose. The beauty of the stage was enhanced by an aesthetically pleasing backdrop and the lamp waiting to be lighted. The amazing programme began with a prayer song and a prayer dance. The students were beautifully dressed and they presented a number of dance performances. Students presented some skits, followed by speeches appreciating the nature of Sir Jose.

This sense of humour and his dressing sense would be adamantly admired by everyone. He would be remembered by many students as a guide and mentor who helped shape their lives for the better. He is extremely charismatic and knew how to interact with his students on a personal level. He knew the art of adding charm to even the most boring lesson.

His finesse and his passion for literature gave him an unmatched ability to add life to mere fictional characters. The programme ended with a song by the choir, melodiously sung.

Lastly, Sir Jose expressed his feelings, his experiences and his journey in Notre Dame School after which Sr. Alice appreciated Sir and blessed the gathering. The day was great, filled with nostalgia, fun and excitement. Saying good bye is never easy. But, that is a bitter truth of life.

21 Dec 2019

Christmas Celebration


Joy to the world The Lord has come!

Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit if sharing and caring. Soaking in the spirit of Christmas, the students of Notre Dame School celebrated the festival of Christmas with enthusiasm on the 21st of December 2019.

Leaving no stone unturned to sprinkle the magic of their love, the stage was wholly decorated by the students. The programme started with a prayer dance followed by a beautifully staged skit, directed by Sir Jose, depicting the significance of the festival, showcasing the life and journey of Jesus Christ.

The elements of energy and momentum could be witnessed in the children as they came forward and presented their items. Lastly the much awaited Santa Claus entered the stage with his elves and reindeers, boasting up the energy level of the students. A brief history of Santa Claus was depicted through dance and narrations. The programme ended with the choir singing melodious carols.

The Principal, Sr. Mary Alice threw light on the importance of the day and blessed the gathering with her inspirational words.