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Astronomy

The Astronomy club aims at instilling scientific interest and skills in the young minds through intelligent application of astronomy and space science.

The club plans to infuse astronomy into the educational spectrum of children through different modules like presentations ,night star gazing, visits to the planetarium etc. As part of the activities the club will also provide hands on experience on making working models of telescope rockets.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Pushpinder Kaur, Tr. Ruma Nandy and Tr. Moushumi Ghosh.

Pottery

Pottery is an art of portraying thoughts through clay. It helps to develop creativity. It encourages us to think out of the box, and by this, ‘Imagination’ is made ‘Reality’. This art and culture which has been initiated as an activity, has about 60- 70 children practicing it. Each pottery class, children are instilled and infused with a new idea as to what should they make in pottery each day.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Kavita Thapar, Tr. Anita Arora

Dancing Queens

The Dancing Queens club has done much to spread the art of dancing in Carmel. The club puts up various performances, participates in inter-school competitions and has gained much exposure with the support of the club.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Deepa Srikumar.

Stage Art

Theatre is the primary mode of expression. It helps in increasing confidence and self esteem and improves clarity of speech. Creativity stems from the sincere use of body, mind and spirit. Stage Art involves extensive use of creativity and imagination to mould the personality of students.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Sr. Tina Maria and Tr. Archana

School Band

Carmel Convent School has a Brass Band. The Brass Band contains instruments such as trumpet, clarnet, ephonium and drums. The band class is for 6th to 8th class students. The pracitce for band is held at the activity peroid. This band has performed at various events like the school annual sports day, independence day and republic day. It has also performed in front of foreign school delegations. The band plays western march, indian march, fanfares at the time of arrival of the foreign school delegations.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Mr. Thomas

Cyber Club

The Cyber Club encourages students to develop their technical skills and acts as a platform for deserving students to showcase their talents in computer applications. The club has trains students in various computer applications such as Movie Making, Animations and Digital Photo Editing and encourages the students to hone their programming skills. The club often invites professionals to train the students or give demos in different applications.

Teachers in charge : Tr. Suchanda Sen, Tr. Urmil Mahawar

Public Speaking

The public speaking club activities are open to students of classes 6th, 7th and 8th. The aim of the club is to help the students to become eloquent speakers amd overcome their fear of public speaking. We have two professional resource persons who conduct interactive sessions with the studens twice a week.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Navneet and Tr. Annie Mathew.

Cuts, Folds and Hues

As the name suggests, the club focus is in helping students reach a new level in their artistic endeavours. Students will be able to show their creativity by exploring various art and craft forms, experimenting with different techniques and incorporating their skills into it through projects, artworks and product designing. Various projects like Paper Mache, puppet making, still life sketching, Nature sketching have been planned in sequence for the club.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Richa and Tr. Premlata.

Photography

The Photography Club club teaches students the basics of photo composition. In one exercise the girls keenly sought out subjects on the school premises, framing them in accordance with the theoretical knowledge gleaned in the classroom. On another exercise, the students armed with their cameras went around the school in search of capturing colour. On both occasions, their pictures were projected on the screen in the classroom and viewed collectively. Besides looking at colour and the rules of composition, the students have also been introduced to other elements of photography like depth of field and capturing motion with changes in shutter speed. Photographs culled from different sources that illustrated these concepts are projected and discussed within the Club. The works of the students are displayed during PTMs.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Aparna Sigh

Journalism

Reporting essentially involves recognising what is news and then finding the relevant facts related to it. For the first few classes my aim was to make the students aware of how to filter news from non-news.

While interacting with the students, I realised most of them were not in the habit of reading the newspaper. I tried to ask them relevant questions, which would make them go back and explore those issues such as the on-going inflated power bill issue, Arvind Kejrwal's hunger strike or the recent earthquake. Classes were divided into print, broadcast and Web media so that students could distinguish between the different mediums and how our writing has to change depending on the medium.

Right from teaching them the nuances of writing for the print media, which involved teaching them the technical aspects of writing such as the headline, sub-head, the lead (introduction to the story), the way a news story is written in an inverted pyramid format (wherein the most important point is stated first), students were taught the difference between hard news and soft news (feature writing).

To find out whether students had understood the theoretical part, activities were assigned to them wherein they were asked to write stories in a time-bound manner and on the spot. It is essentially while writing these stories that students were able to understand the technical aspects of news-writing such as writing for a targeted audience, the importance of interviewing people and how to quote them in a story.

Quiz

Quiz club is an interesting activity being conducted in Carmel Convent School. This club emphasises on increasing the student’s general knowledge in all fields. It is done through smart boards and quiz placards. Quiz competitions are held regularly. Students are encouraged to become Quiz Masters.

Teachers incharge : Tr. Preeti, Tr. Rekha

Science & Tech

The club tries to develop the students' potential and interest when it comes to creativity, innovation and scientific skills, with competitive activities like construction of straw bridges and towers. The club aims at developing their interest and helping in conceptual understanding and application through activities like electroplating, making of electrochemical cells and models of circulatory systems, etc. The students learn to work together in small groups right from planning to execution of projects.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Ranjan Rekha, Tr. Nandita, and Tr. Daisy Michel

The Board Committee

The Board Committee is a pulpit where our students can show their artistic skills. Members of the Board Committee decorate the main board for every event that goes on in the school. Be it Independence Day, or Carmel Feast, or our Cultural Week, the Board Committee is never late in redecorating the boards.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Premlata

Carmel Expressions

Carmel Expressions,the magazine committee under the guidance of Tr. Swati Das, aims at promoting literary, creative and artistic talents among our students. An issue is released annually, which publish articles written by the students and teachers. They also organize creative writing and cartoon making competitions.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Swati Das

Heavy Musical Melodies(HMM) and Tarana

The Jewel on the Crown, one of the greatest prides of Carmel, the HMM group headed by Mr Samuel and the Tarana headed by Mrs. Geeta Deb, have not only instilled team spirit amongst the students but have bought constant fame and glory to the school.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Geeta Deb

The Eco Club

Aim of eco club is to create awareness of importance of trees, renewable sources of energy, species growing in campus,medicinal uses of plants, petroleum conservation, saving electricity, use of LEDs. etc. Street plays, interactive sessions with experts and students, cleanliness drive, tree census, installation of Solar lights were some of the activities organised by the club.

Teachers In-charge : Tr. Renu Dhawan, Tr. Anita Arora and Mr. Surinder