4 November 2023
Annual Day Celebration 2023-24
The Annual Day Program at Notre Dame School on the enchanting evening of November 4, 2023, unfolded as a truly grand spectacle, graced by the esteemed presence of distinguished individuals. The anticipation heightened as Chief Guest Archana Verma made a regal entrance, escorted by the Head Boy and Head Girl, creating a visual representation of the significance of the occasion.
Our respected Principal Sr. Mary Remya’s vision echoed through the entire program, serving as a guiding light for the school community and emphasizing the importance of unity, understanding, and shared values in shaping a harmonious society.
The Guest of Honour, Sri Vijay Chand, General Manager of Eco Park, alongside other dignitaries, added an extra layer of grace to the event, their collective presence elevating the celebration to a truly memorable experience. Their speeches resonated with the overarching theme, emphasizing the importance of unity, and understanding in a world often besieged by discord.
During her insightful speech, Chief Guest Archana Verma shared profound wisdom, highlighting the notion that failure serves as the greatest key to success. Her words encouraged the audience, especially the students, to embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth, resilience, and learning. She elaborated on her own experiences, emphasizing the invaluable lessons gleaned from overcoming challenges and setbacks in her illustrious career. This message added a layer of depth to the event, leaving a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of everyone present.
As the program unfolded, showcasing the collective efforts of the school community through mesmerizing performances and thematic presentations, it became evident that the evening wasn’t just a series of events but a celebration of shared values and aspirations. The harmonious blend of cultural showcases, dances, and thought-provoking presentations left an indelible mark, fostering a sense of unity and purpose among students, parents, and esteemed guests alike. The Annual Day Program at Notre Dame School served not only as a testament to academic achievements but also as a poignant reminder of the school’s commitment to nurturing individuals who contribute positively to a world characterized by peace, understanding, and shared aspirations.
18 October 2023
Youth Ideathon 2023
It is not enough to aim, you must hit.
The Ministry of Skills organized the prestigious Youth Ideathon 2023, a nationwide competition, which witnessed an overwhelming participation of over 5,00,000 schools. We are delighted to announce that out school, represented by Class 9B, was among the selected few, showcasing our students’ remarkable ingenuity. Their innovative idea of formulating a natural herbal oil for reversing white hair gained significant recognition. This product promises to be a groundbreaking solution for addressing the issue of premature greying. We eagerly anticipate the forthcoming stages of this competition, where our students’ idea will undoubtedly shine.
Well done, Notre Dame Innovators!
20 October 2023
Chandrayan 3 Model Demonstration
The Science department of Notre Dame School, Badarpur, celebrated a momentous day on October 20, 2023, marked by the successful manifestation of a working model of Chandrayaan 3 by the diligent students of Class 11A. This remarkable achievement was made possible through the unwavering support of our esteemed Principal, Sr. Mary Remya, and the continuous guidance of Mr. Ramakar Jha along with the dedicated efforts of the Science Department. The team of students comprising Alfiya, Risheet, Tehneet, Jayant, and Pradheet showcased an exemplary demonstration of the Chandrayaan 3 model. The precision and delicate manoeuvring of the lander during its descent to the lunar surface, followed by the seamless deployment of the Rover, left the onlookers awe-inspired. These actions represented the culmination of countless hours of meticulous research conducted by the students. Chandrayaan 3, as portrayed by the students, significantly contributes to our understanding of lunar geology, the Moon’s evolution, and its potential as a platform for future space exploration. Moreover, it stands as a promising steppingstone for more profound space missions. The demonstration not only showcased the students’ technical prowess but also highlighted their commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. The audience, including students and staff, was captivated by the demonstration, leading to a resounding applause that echoed through the premises. Sr. Mary Remya, the honourable Principal, took a moment to congratulate the teachers and students involved for their outstanding performance. Their dedication and hard work were acknowledged as pivotal factors in the success of this educational endeavour. The Chandrayaan 3 model demonstration at Notre Dame School, Badarpur, stands as a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering scientific curiosity and innovation among its students. This event will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for future generations of aspiring scientists and space enthusiasts.
3 October 2023
Special Assembly on Gandhi Jayanti
(Report by Geet Bansal – Student Reporter)
2nd October being a national holiday , on 3rd October 2023 , the students of standard XII showcased an informative assembly on Gandhi Jayanti at Notre Dame School, New Delhi, under the guidance of our respected Principal Sr. Mary Remya. The students demonstrated the various life stages of Mahatma Gandhi.
Through an energetic and impressive representation they exhibited Gandhiji in his childhood, youth and old age, unveiling numerous layers of his struggling and transformative life.
The assembly resided into his philosophical and life-changing teachings, highlighting the principles of non-violence, truth and equality. Students sincerely and passionately described the anecdotes from Gandhiji’s extraordinary life, leaving the audience listening attentively and interestingly and enlightened by his eternal legacy. The students also did a dance performance describing Gandhiji’s physique, and appearance.
Also, not forgetting that 2nd October is also associated with Lal Bahadur Shastri ji, the students gave a brief description about him and his participation in the freedom struggle. The audience applauded on this powerful and inspiring assembly. In the end, our respected Principal, Sr.Mary Remya motivated us by requesting us to follow the path of peace, non-violence and ahimsa.
30 September 2023
Inter-School Basketball Match
(Report by Laxmeshwaram – Student Reporter)
On 30th of September, 2023 the two basketball regional winners faced each other in a friendly encounter. The host Notre Dame had dominated against Frank Anthony Public School in the previous encounter and won the match with the score line of 52-31. But this time the FAPS were here to show tough competition, were looking strong after defeating DPS, Mathura Road in the Zone’s final.
Damians were playing in their home court after a long time and it was the Principal of Notre Dame Sr. Mary Remya that made it possible. Sports teachers of both the school Mr.Soya John and Mr.Priyanshu were the ground referees who conducted the game peacefully by their non-biased decisions. The match started and as expected the away team took an early lead but it took just few minutes to turn the table and Damians’ attacker’s determination made it possible. None of the teams were allowing the other to move forward but as one of the main players of host’s got injured, the away team took the benefit of it and made a massive lead of 11 points and the score line was 35-44 but the home team made a wise substitution and the whole new five was on the court. The perfectly coordinated home team’s defence started to dominate the match. In a few minutes, the substitutes pulled the score to 45-44 in the favour of host. The FAPS were stunned by the performance of home team. The final whistle blew at the score of 64-64 showing the toughness of the match.
Friendly matches are the best way to exchange school culture as well as enhancing the relationship between the schools. These matches also help in better exposure to the players through competitions.
5 September 2023
Teachers’ Day celebration
“The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future”
On the 5th of September 2023 ,Notre Dame students celebrated ,with great gratitude Teachers Day. The teachers were formally invited a day in advance and on the 5th of September each one looked transformed like Cinderella… in the best of their attires ,as they walked the Isle towards the seating arena. Flowers and good wishes was showered by students eagerly awaiting on both the sides of the isle, while a beautiful music played in the background.
The program commenced with invoking God’s blessings and lighting of the holy lamp.
The stage was awesomely decorated with flowers, balloons and festoons.
Students presented a plethora of program to showcase their gratitude towards their mentors .There was a variety in form of speeches ,skits, dances etc…etc..
All very well interwoven and synchronised. The student council played an important role of keeping the entire student body disciplined . Principal Sister Mary Remya in her speech made aware everyone about the great philosopher and educationalist Dr. Radhakrishnan Sarvepalli. It is in his honour that the Teachers Day initiated.. Sister expressed the great role played by the teachers in shaping the future of the students and contributing to the society .She very rightly and aptly pointed out that teachers are the mothers of all profession and deserved to be respected the most.
Headmistress Sister Mary Ritika also thanked the teachers for their dedicated service and reminded them that this is not a profession but a calling.
Later the staff met for lunch where an enriching and motivating message was delivered to the teachers by Reverent Sister M. Lalita, everyone felt overwhelmed listening to her.
To add to the merriment some very interesting games like rolling out chapatis, musical chair etc were played and enjoyed by the staff members .
Gifts and personal cards were offered .
The teachers appreciated the program .
The event concluded with vote of thanks given by Sir Winston.
It surely was a memorable day!
25 - 31 August 2023
South-East District (Zone – 29) Inter school Basket ball Tournament
Our Basketball teams, both boys and girls took part in the South-East District (Zone – 29) Inter school Basket ball Tournament at K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K.-II (for boys) and in Don Bosco School, Alaknanda (for girls) from 25th to 31st August.
Following are the results of the tournament.
Senior Boys – Champions (Won the final against Don Bosco School, Score: 29-9)
Junior Boys – Third Position
Sub Junior Boys – Champions (Won the final against Don Bosco School, Score: 19-0)
Senior Girls – Champions (Won the final against Dev Samaj School, Sukhdev Vihar, Score: 24-2)
Junior Girls – Third Position
Sub Junior Girls – Champions (Won the finals against B.R.M. School, G.K-II. Score:19-14)
16 - 23 August 2023
Mathematics Week was celebrated from August 16th to August 23rd. Throughout the week, students were engaged in various activities that not only enhanced their mathematical skills but also creativity.
Activities which took place from August 16th to August 23rd, 2023
Model /mathematical designs
Speeches on Mathematicians
Applications of mathematics in day to day life.
Mass participation was there. Students were quite enthusiastic to show their mathematical skills.
Mathematics week was a great success.
We look forward to maths week in future that will continue to inspire our students.
15 August 2023
Independence Day celebration
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps India will awake to life and freedom” J.L. Nehru
On the 15th of August ,with great fervour of patriotism , Independence day was celebrated by the staff and students of Notre Dame School.
The threshold of the school was decorated with flag colours and balloons .The program started with a welcome speech. The chief guest for the occasion was Reverent Sister Mary Lalita, who delivered a speech and hoisted the flag while the choir sang the National Anthem.
The students presented a skit on Chandrashekhar Azad and 1857 sepoy mutiny. Speeches and dances were also showcased bringing about the zeal and vigour of patriotism in one and all present.
Principal Sister Mary Remya encouraged all to be good citizens as she talked about the past Glory and also mentioned the contributions of the present day administrators and scientists. she inspired all to be true to the land and practice peace and universal brotherhood.
The gathering buzzed with mirth as
sweets were distributed . Everyone treaded home with the pride of being an Indian .
10 August 2023
PATRIOTIC DANCE COMPETITION
A Patriotic Dance Competition was held at Notre Dame School, Badarpur on the 10th of August, 2023.
It was a great success, showcasing the talents and patriotic spirit of our students. The event was organised to celebrate our country’s rich cultural heritage and sense of patriotism among our students. There were inter house competition where four houses took part. A total number of fifteen students from classes 4 to 7 and fifteen students from classes 8 to 11 took part. They were divided into two groups – Junior and Senior group.
Each group presented a unique patriotic dance that reflected their creativity, enthusiasm and love for the nation.
A panel of esteemed judges including Sr Mercy, Sr Tripti and Mrs Rai Kar were invited to evaluate the performances. Criteria for judgement was based on the following categories: Creativity, Synchronisation, Costume and Overall Presentation.
Winners received the Certificate of Honours
5 August 2023
Art & Craft Exhibition
On the 5th of August, 2023 an Art and craft exhibition was conducted by the Primary wing.
Art & Craft encourages children to be creative and use their essential life skills.
Students of classes I, II and III made many things by using the best of waste and children have shown their creativity and verified how they can make something useful by using only useless products. They have also learned about the limitations of our natural resources.They also learned recycling and reusing valuable waste material can result in the development of fantastic and usable products.
Participants have been judged on
(1) Utilization of resources
(3)Artistic Composition & design
(4) Utility of the products and
(5) Overall presentation.
Winners were applauded and awarded with certificates.
4 August 2023
PATRIOTIC SONG COMPETITION
A patriotic song competition is an event that brings together individuals, groups, schools with a passion for expressing their love and pride for their country through music. It provides a platform for participants to showcase their talent, creativity and emotional connection to their nation, as well as celebrate it’s history, values and culture.
On 4th of August, Notre Dame School (Badarpur) conducted this competition with great enthusiasm. All the four houses participated with great pride and joy. The songs sung resonated with national pride, unity and cultural heritage. The judges, Sister Mary Lalita, Sister Mary Ritika and Mrs Kumud Osta made an excellent observation based on Melody, Lyrics, Composition, Vocal performance and originality. The Winner team was chosen for its ability to effectively convey patriotic sentiments, connect with audiences and become a representation of national pride. All the four houses – Sarojini, Gandhi, Tagore and Vivekananda actively participated in the competition
The winners were :-
1st – Tagore House
2nd – Vivekananda House
3rd – Sarojini House
1st – Sarojini House
2nd – Tagore House
3rd – Gandhi House
The competition was a great success. It not only promoted musical talent but also fostered a sense of patriotism and national unity among the participants and the audience.
27 July 2023
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
World Environment Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Notre Dame School. In this regard, a special assembly was conducted by Std. 1 students depicting the importance of planting trees and creating an awareness about keeping the environment clean and pollution- free.
A plantation activity was conducted by the Middle school on 27th July, 2023.Saplings of Tulsi, Aloe vera, Ashoka , etc was planted by the students in the school premises. Discussions on environmental issues, like – floods, ocean acidification, deforestation , etc took place in various classes.
Thus, this indeed was an enriching experience for the students , which inspired them to become conscientious custodians of the environment and helped them to cultivate a sense of responsibility towards a greener and healthier future.
26 -July to 2 August 2023
Social Science Week
Social Science Activities were held from 26th July to 2nd August 2023. These activities encouraged students to be updated and aware regarding the past, present and future. It was conducted to enhance interest in the present global scenario, be it social, political or economical. The activities conducted for the different classes are given below.
Activities Class Date Topic
Exhibition VII 26th July Models
Plantation Drive VI 27th July Planting saplings
Debate VIII 28th July Democracy
Fancy Dress IV & V 31st July Unity in diversity
Speech IX 1st August Social Media
Social Work X 2nd August Current Issues
22 July 2023
Teacher’s Seminar – CBP
“The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice” -Brian Herbert
On the 22nd of July, the staff of Notre Dame School attended a much needed seminar on “ CYBER SAFETY AND SECURITY”. The resource person was an adept in his field and had been working on cyber safety for the last two decades – Mr. Pulkit Rathi
The seminar taught us the right use of electronic gadgets with safety measures. How one can block mobile if lost, how to find one’s IMEI number . How to verify link and above all security measures involved in banking and financials.
“A big thank you “ to our Principal Sr. Mary Remya for upgrading and updating our knowledge of CYBER WORLD!
21 July 2023
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” –Warren Bennis
The investiture ceremony of Notre Dame School Badarpur for the academic session 2023-24 was held with great pomp and dignity in a special ceremony. The event was presided over by our school Principal Sister Mary Remya. It was conducted with a high degree of earnestness and passion. The Investiture ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly elected office bearers. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledge to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities.
The elected leaders were conferred with badges and sashes by our Honourable Principal Sister Mary Remya. She advised them to be role models and lead by example with godly wisdom, The function concluded with the School anthem.
18 - 28 July 2023
VISIT BY Sr. SHAIJA
“Education is the key to unlocking the world. It is the passport to freedom.”-Oprah Winfrey
Notre Dame staff was privileged to have the honour of receiving sister Mary Shaija ,who is the Education coordinator of Notre Dame schools.
On the 18 th of July a special assembly was conducted to welcome her and bless her.
She during hot short stay supervised all the classes from 18th to 28th of July, counselling individually each teacher to the path of betterment and getting the staff ready for the New Education Policy ( NEP) being introduced from 2024.
On 28th of July , sister Shaija conducted a Seminar for the entire staff..where she gave very valuable inputs regarding techniques of teaching , and also reaching each student with love and kindness.
She mentored the staff on the intricacies of Lesson Plan and the importance of being well equipped and upgraded with the digital world.
Dear sister you have been a friend guide and philosopher to all of us your precious and very apt guidance will help us and will go a long way. We are looking forward to having many more valuable sessions with you .
Thank You once again!
12 July 2023
SHWETA MEMORIAL AWARD
“The reward for for work done well is an opportunity to do more.” -Jonas Salk
On the 12th of July the school gathered for Shweta Memorial Award which is a tribute to a student of our school of 9th standard who had been an all rounder, a person very loving and kind, a student very conscientious ,a bubbly child around 14 years of age who left us all for her heavenly abode. It is in her memory that every year a best student of standard 9 is adjudged to receive Shweta Memorial Award which is the most coveted and prestigious award at Notre Dame School. This year it was bagged by Geet Bansal of present Std XB.
Mr. Upadhyay (F/O Shweta) was present for the emotional occasion. He gifted the Prize money and a Trophy to Geet Bansal..He was invited to share his feelings,he asked the students to respect all and be humble.
The Rolling Trophy was received by Geet from the loving hands of our Principal Sr. Mary Remya..who encouraged all to follow the footsteps of Shweta, to be good in all thoughts, actions and words.she thanked Mr. Upadhyay and congratulated Geet Bansal.
It is truly said.. that life cannot be measured by the years we live but by the deeds we do.
The gathering concluded with a prayer song.
12 July 2023
St. Julie’s Feast Celebrated
” Intelligence plus character, that is the true goal of education.” –Martin Luther King
On The 12th of July, Notre Dame Staff and students rejoiced as they celebrated the feast of their foundress St. Julie Billiart who always reminded people of ” How Good is the good God !”
Notre Dame’s aim of education is mainly based on the following four corner stones.
- Faith in God
- Sense of Community
- Conscientisation towards justice and equality
- Academic Values
Hence creating Global citizens with good values who are updated in all fields, ready to contribute to the betterment of society.
A wonderful assembly was staged on the history of our beloved St. Julie by the a students of class VI. The choir sang melodious tunes making the program very spiritual and pious while the girls and boys showcased their talents of dancing. Sweets were distributed to all in the campus.
Principal Sr. Mary Remya encouraged all to inculcate the faith and values of our foundress, St. Julie Billiart. She blessed the gathering with words of inspiration and wisdom. All stood in loyalty and fraternity to sing the school song with fervour and zest! Long live Notre Dame.
19 May 2023
Hasta la Vista – Dear Ramaa Ma’am
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
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!
13 May 2023
Seminar for Educators!
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.
12 to 18 May 2023
The science faculty of Notre Dame School conducted the Science Week, from 12th May’23 to 18th May’23 , with great fervour and enthusiasm, in our School, conducting various activities, in classes 4th to 12th grade, to stimulate scientific aptitude, observational skills, reasoning and critically analytical temperament. We gave them hands on experience as well as integrated ART in teaching scientific concepts.
Following activities were conducted during the week.
Poster making competition 4 to 10
Guessing game 4 to 6
Street Play 7 to 10
Presentation 11 and 12
Quiz Seniors and Juniors
Chemistry 9 and 10
Benefits of plants 8 to 10
08 May to 17 May 2023
Career Motivational Seminar, Window to the World – for Students
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.
1 May - 11 May 2023
All’s well that ends well – William Shakespeare
Notre Dame School Badarpur celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday on April 24, 2023 Monday. Students enacted one of the famous sonnets of the Bard. The seven ages followed by various famous characters portrayal.
English week was organised from May 1 to May 11, 2023. Over hundred classes participated with zest and fervour in various activities. Senior school had debate, speech and elocution competitions whereas middle school had storytelling, poem recitation competition.
Junior school had storytelling, speech, poem recitation, role plays etc.
Winners were applauded during the morning assembly and were given certificates by the Principal Sr. Mary Remya.
1 May 2023
International Workers Day
“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!
24 - 29 April 2023
Hindi and Sanskrit week
Notre Dame school, Badarpur celebrated Hindi and Sanskrit week from 24th April – 29th April, 2023. successfully. During this week students of class IV-X participated with great enthusiasm. Total number of participants from each class was twelve students. Different activities performed by them are as follows
Class IV& V – Kavita Vachan pratiyogita
Class VI – Doha Gayan pratiyogita
Class VII – Shlok Gayan pratiyogita
Class VIII – Sahityakaron ka jeevan parichay pratiyogita
Class IX&X – Ashutosh Bhashan pratiyogita
Class IX – Sanskrit Samuhik
Winners were given certificates during the assembly.
12 - 29 April 2023
“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
“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
“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.
STUDENT COUNCIL 2022-23
|PRESIDENT||DIYA SHARMA||XI A|
|SECRETARY||NITIKA SHARMA||XI C|
|CULTURAL SECRETARY||PANKAJ KUMAR SHARMA||XI A|
|SPORTS CAPTAIN||AAYUSH RAWAT||XI B|
|CAPTAIN||KARTIK BHARDWAJ||XI B|
|VICE CAPTAIN||KARUNYA KAUSHAL||X B|
|CAPTAIN||KUSHAGR SENGAR||XI C|
|VICE CAPTAIN||SHREYA UPADHYAY||X C|
|CAPTAIN||ABHAY TIWARI||XI B|
|VICE CAPTAIN||ANVI||X C|
|VICE CAPTAIN||LAVANYA RAXWAL||X C|
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 :
- Critical thinking
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
“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
FROM CRISIS TO……. CREATIVITY
“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
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.