In keeping with our philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, we are a school that reaches out to the world- and Springdalians grow up to be responsible world citizens. The school has provided us with opportunities to connect with the wider world, whether through classroom interactions, Projects or actual travel and exchange programmes!
While our links with Germany, Australia and the African Missions have grown over the years, we have also partnered with the United Nations, British Council and South Korea for a meaningful understanding of world issues like Sustainable Development, human Rights and Peace.
The Annual Y. Kumar Memorial Lecture for Peace and International Understanding was delivered by Prof. Vaiju Naravane an eminent professor and journalist.
In April, our Principal and Mrs. Punita Kapoor, our German teacher along with two senior students travelled to Berlin to attend a dialogue on Understanding Diversity through language under an initiative of Goethe Institute Max Muller Bhavan.
The School organized a Principals meet for the principals from Melbourne and National Progressive Schools, who were involved in a one to one dialogue expressing their concern over the present day education scenario.
Our student ambassador Hiya Chaudhary shared the dais with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ms. Priyanka Chopra and Mr. Louis Georges Arsenault UNICEF representative to India. The interaction was on the disparity in the Indian Society in terms of gender.
Mr. Tobias Trutz visited our school under the new project of the Goethe-Institut named “Schulwärts”, started by Goethe Institute to help the teacher trainees of German universities and institutes, new school teachers in Germany to gain on hand experience of the cultures of our partner schools in countries all over the world.
During his 4 months stay with us he explored history, English and German language classrooms.
We had the pleasure of hosting our German exchange partners from Frankfurt and familiarizing them with our culture. They got an opportunity to attend the Grand Finale of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. We look forward to our exchange visits to South Korea and we will be welcoming a group of 20 students, teachers and the Principal of Heungdeok High School in February 2017.
Pooja Yogi and Anirudh Sharma received a scholarship from Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhawan to attend a Youth Camp at ST. Peter Ording, Germany.
One of our students was the FIT in Deutch Topper, she was awarded a scholarship to attend a German youth Camp in March 2016 for her excellent performance.
In June, two of our students participated in the Pasch Youth Camp held in Sri lanka, hosted by Goethe Institute. Students attended classes and workshops with participants from SAARC nations.
Students from our school secured the first position in German “WORTBILDER” Word Picture Contest. German learners participated in “Namaste Deutschland” held at DPS, Vasant Kunj.
In our Diamond jubilee year we initiated Inter-School German Debate Programme at our school. The second debate of the series is a forthcoming event on 8th December this year.
To our delight young Springdalians excelled in the French Olympiad organized by Education and Beyond in collaboration with the French Embassy.
A talk on ‘Why Palestine Matters’ was organised for the senior students. Mr. Jonathan Stanczak a Palestinian poet interacted with hundred students of Std. IX-XII.
A slam poetry workshop was organised at school, a first of its kind. The workshop was steered by two internationally acclaimed slam poets Kyle Louw and Ikenna Onyegbula. The workshop was attended by about two hundred students from 50 schools across Delhi.
Teachers and Students benefited from the interactive sessions conducted by Professor C. Jagadish from Department of Electronic Materials Engineering Research School of The Australian National University. He addressed the students on Nanotechnology and its use.