Foreign Exchange Programme

French Exchange Programme

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Globalisation demands a new dimension to our approach to education. DPSG, thus, has recognized the need for a globally relevant education that imparts skills that would develop mental agility in individuals to confidently interact and work in diverse environs or situations.  An initiative towards the same was appropriated in the form of French Exchange Programme wherein ateam of 9 students, escorted by Ms Ruchi Anand visited France from 6th November, 2016  to 18th November, 2016.

On reaching Boulogne Surmer, the students’ were greeted by the Headmaster, Mr. Saï Proviseur. Their sojourn with the host families  and the tour of the school with the school coordinator, Mme. Corine Horby enriched their experience, as they were captivated with the culture and education at Lycée Mariette, their host school.

Each day provided the students a plethora of opportunities to learn, unlearn and re-learn. This experience enhanced their acclimatization skills as they were introduced to a culture and ethos, paradoxically different from that of India.

The whole team was invited by the Mayor of the city wherein he congratulated them for having this exchange programme, He also stated that such programmes would  go a long way in creating an acute consciousness about the world around them, and also give them an insight into  the culture and knowledge of both the countries.

Their itinerary included a visit to Arc De Triomphe, Sacré-Cœur, a  famous church, Cathedral, some museums,  Naussica, one of the biggest aquariums in Europe. The penguin and the seal show was simply amazing. The Eiffel Tower left the viewers enthralled by its mesmerising beauty. They also visited the second biggest mall of France; Le Quatre Temps.

Each and every day was power packed with substance and incitement. It was planned with an objective to make the children learn about the French language and tradition, which was carried out through various activities.

In all, the students got an opportunity to get to know and discover their true, inner selves, the importance of teamwork, their very own hidden qualities while handling themselves without their parents & families. They got a chance to participate, perform and groom themselves on an international platform.

 

Swiss Delegation

Swiss delegates, Deputy Principal Mr. Roland Mühlemann and Project Coordinator Mr. Peter Zwicky visited Delhi Public School Ghaziabad, India on 8th September, 2016. They visited the Indian Partner School as a part of the upcoming exchange programme with Kantonsschule, Switzerland. During their visit to DPSG they had an hour long interaction with the Indian students as well as the teachers about cultural diversities between the two countries. This project is being carried out in collaboration with Goethe-Institute and supported by CH Foundation, Switzerland.

Foreign Exchange Programme (New Zealand)

In this age of globalization, students should be citizens of the world. The foreign exchange programmes provide an opportunity for the students to observe different cultures and get a sense of being global citizens and make acquaintances for life.

These programmes are a wonderful opportunity for students to see a different country, quite unlike their own. The students get global exposure and an insight into global educational systems.

A team of 12 students  escorted by Ms. Sunita Garg left for New Zealand on the 27th  July, 2016 for a ten day exchange programme.

The tour included visit to different places like world famous Thermal Park, Gondola ride, Luge Ride and Amphibian Tour in Rotorua, Underwater world and Mount Eden in Auckland, The Toupo.

Girls stayed at Nga Tawa School in Marton and boys stayed at Palmerston North Boys High School in Palmerston North. Students got the golden opportunity to participate in wide range of activities like horse riding, wood carving, robotics, photography, cooking, metal work, soft material work, computer science, and macatronics. They also participated in various sporting activities like swimming, dodge ball, badminton, and volley ball. Boys got specialized training in cricket by legendary New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming and Jacob Oram.

The students learnt about the unique and the very interesting Maori culture, traditions, lifestyle and their famous Kapa Haka dance.

On 7th August, 2016, students returned back to India with many emotional and unforgettable memories from New Zealand. The memories have been permanently imprinted onto their minds.

New Zealand

Embarking on its journey to create and nurture global citizens, DPSG has taken another leap in this direction by initiating educational partnerships and exchange programmes with New Zealand. A ream of delegates from New Zealand visited DPSG on 5th July, 2016.

The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The four delegates from New Zealand , Ms Mary Mathews, International Director, Awatapu College, Ms Alex Ferretti ,International Director, Whanganui High School, Mr Paul Western, Director of Marketing, Kapiti College & Ms Prabha Ravi, Director, International Education, YMCA Central, were accorded a hearty welcome by the Principal, Mrs Jyoti Gupta. The students of Secondary Wing gave a glimpse of the secular culture of India. A sufi qawwali was presented to spread the message of oneness of God, urging to unite on the occasion of Eid. It was a harmonious blend of music spreading the message of peace. The audience was mesmerized by the dance drama depicting the childhood plays of Lord Krishna.

Principal, Jyoti Gupta emphasized the imperative need to empower the future workforce and provide the right kind of learning environment that will prepare the children for their future. As a visionary, she feels it is imperative to give exposure to children through exchange programmes. Embracing continuous learning and adaptability will help them to develop the next generation of innovations. The delegates shared the details about the admission procedure in New Zealand.

The programme concluded with the national anthem of both the countries.

CHINA EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

A visionary school like DPSG never leaves a single stone unturned in providing the finest facilities and utmost exposure to each and every student, which has aided in fostering personality development and overall learning. An initiative towards the same was appropriated in the form of China Exchange Programme from 31st  March, 2016 to  7th April, 2016.

A group of 9 enthusiastic students accompanied by teacher incharge, Ms. Meenakshi Gurbaxani took part in the exchange programme, wherein the students were exposed to the Chinese language , culture, gastronomy and their way of living .
Each day provided the students a plethora of opportunities to learn, unlearn and re-learn. This experience enhanced their acclimatization skills as they were introduced to a culture and ethos, paradoxically different from that of India.
This tour included visit to world famous places like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Olympic National Stadium, the Water Cube and the Great Wall of China, Martial Art experience and the Juyong Pass. This China Exchange Programme bountifully fed the curious souls of students.

Sydney Opera House Digital Exhursion Program

Students of class II and III of Primary Wing were given an opportunity to be a part of a unique digital excursion, presented by an Aboriginal narrator Guwanyi Walama, that took students on a journey of discovery around the area now known as Bennelong Point. Students heard an oral history from the Aboriginal perspective – from creation time and the ancestral spirits who formed the landscape, to pre-settlement and the arrival of the First Fleet, to today’s iconic Sydney Opera House. They also got a chance to have video conferencing with Swansey Public School, Australia who were also a participant to the program. The students interacted with the Aboriginal narrators and got insights into the life of Native Australians – The Aboriginals


At DPSG, the focus has always been on providing the best to the students in all spheres of pedagogy and weaving internationalism into the creative curriculum of the school is a pivotal aspect of it. As an endeavour to take the school legacy forward in proactively meeting the educational challenges of the 21st Century, the school has introduced the International Baccalaureate Curriculum.

DPSG  organized an interactive session with 8 renowned Canadian Universities as part of the 2015 Council of International Schools (CIS). The school has been awarded with two dedicated scholarships from the prestigious Simon Fraser University and University of Alberta, Canada. DPSG is one of the eight schools in India which has been selected under the Australia India BRIDGE School Partnership Project.

Ms Jyoti Gupta, Principal DPSG has always promoted partnerships/exchanges with various international schools, institutes and universities. She was part of a team of erudite school Principals of Delhi who participated in an exclusive round table interactive session with Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) University Vice Chancellors.

The school has initiated various student exchange programmes with countries like Spain, Singapore, Canada, Germany, UK, Japan and Australia. It has bagged a very prestigious project - German - Indian Classroom Competition: a programme  to work at the international level in collaboration with the German students on the pertinent topic of ‘Alternative Sources of Energy’ and solar energy in particular. A team of students went on an educational trip to NASA, USA.   

Giitanjali  and Anirudh Roy won third prize in the student case competition with their team from different countries  in  E2 – Educator Exchange  at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, USA

The school is also a member of Face to Faith programme, a global education programme for secondary students, run by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Under GSP an initiative by British Council, our teaching faculty visited St. Jones Lutheran Academy, Australia.

Spanish Immersion Programme 2015

A visionary school like DPSG never leaves a single stone unturned in providing the finest facilities and utmost exposure to each and every student, which has aided in fostering personality development and overall learning. An initiative towards the same was appropriated in the form of Spanish Immersion Programme, from the 16th to the 23rd July, 2015.

DPSG in partnership with Instituto San Fernando (ISF) Cadiz, Spain, undertook an initiative to inculcate an in-depth understanding of our pluralistic society among our students. A group of 12 exuberant students accompanied by two teachers, Mrs. Meenakshi Bhardwaj and Ms. Savleen Kaur, took part in the Immersion Programme, wherein the students were exposed to the Spanish language , culture, gastronomy and their way of living .

The students’ sojourn with the host families and the lectures given by Spanish professors at ISF enriched their experience, as they were captivated with the culture and education in Spain.
Each day provided the students a plethora of opportunities to learn, unlearn and re-learn. This experience enhanced their acclimatization skills as they were introduced to a culture and ethos, paradoxically different from that of India.

 Each and every day was power packed with substance and incitement. It was planned with an objective to make the children learn about the Spanish language and tradition, which was carried out with various activities like cultural exchange classes, interaction with Italian students, tap dancing / flamenco sessions, biking sessions, indigenous performances by the Italian students and our children on the beautiful streets of Spain and the enthralling street sessions wherein the students were taken out on the streets of Cadiz with a hand out and visited places of historic importance such as the Santa Cruz Cathedral and Ayuntamiento (town hall).

The highlight of the trip was the Madrid trotting where the flamboyant architecture left everybody bewitched. Our coordinator Nieves Alcaron adequately briefed the students on the historic importance of monuments like – Puerta de alcala , Palacio Royal , Palacio de cristal , Monumento A alfonso  , Palacio de velazquez and many more . This Immersion Programme bountifully fed the curious souls of students.

In the end I would like to acknowledge the constant support and encouragement by our Principal, Mrs. Jyoti Gupta whose endeavour is to prepare each and every child for ‘Life beyond school’. As a team, we are indebted to her, for letting us reach new heights through this inimitable opportunity.

Foreign Exchange Programme (Germany)

A team of 20 students  escorted by Ms. Jyoti Arora and Mohd. Aslam Ansari left for Germany on the 23rd June, 2015 for an exchange programme with Friedrich-Ruckert Gymnasium. The students participated in several cultural and project related programmes. They also gave a presentation on multicultural aspects of India and achievements of DPSG. They attended several classes with the high school students, including German, science and Lab practical based on scientific concepts.

But all was not boring and study-related. The students visited several shrines and castles of various south-German cities including Munich und Nüremberg. The students also visited Coburg University to explore their future aspects of getting admitted in the university. They also got an opportunity to meet the Social Affairs Minister and on their way back they visited Waste disposal and recycling plant. They had a small session on various processes of Waste disposal. On the 8thday, a workshop on Bionics was conducted by an industry expert wherein students learnt programming of the Humanoid Robot. Without any shadow of a doubt students had a great exposure to German language which will be of immense help for them in future.

They adapted well to the temperature and time difference and different lifestyle of the host families. On the day of farewell, the DPSGiites performed an Indian classical dance and applied Bindi and Mehendi to the German students.  They also made the students of Friedrich Rückert Gymnasium dance to the popular songs of Bollywood.

On 9th July, 2015, students returned back to India with many emotional and unforgettable memories of Germany. The  memories have been permanently imprinted onto their minds. The students wait breathlessly for the German students to arrive here in the session 2015-16.

Japan Exchange Programme 2015-16

Kashish Puri, Gauri Ratan, Radhika Bhatia, Prakhar Sharma and Vasu Goyal along with the Japanese Faculty Mr. Upendra Pandey, went to Japan on 8th June, 2015 for an Exchange Programme with Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School, Kyoto, Japan.

The students participated in several cultural programmes, such as Ikebana (Flower Arrangement), Shodo (Calligraphy), Sadou (Tea Ceremony) etc. They also gave a presentation depicting various aspects of Indian culture and achievements of DPSG.

The students visited several shrines and castles in Kyoto and Osaka such as Osaka Castle and Golden Temple of Kyoto (Kinkakuji). On the 3rd day, students went for 3 days home stay with the Japanese families wherein they learnt and understood the culture and values of the Japanese. The delight of shopping in Aeon mall was one of the attractions for the students. On the last day, the girl students of DPSG performed an Indian classical dance and applied Bindi and Mehendi to the Japanese students and they also made them dance on the popular songs of Bollywood.

On 16th June, 2015, students returned to India with fond memories. The students from Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School, Kyoto, Japan are expected to visit DPSG as a part of this Exchange Programme.

Nasa Visit

In this age of globalization, students should be citizens of the world. The foreign trips provide a chance to the students to observe different cultures and get a sense of being global citizens and make acquaintances for life.These programmes are a wonderful opportunity for students to see a different country, quite unlike their own. 

A group of 6 students from secondary wing escorted by Ms Tapsi Jain went on a trip to Kennedy Space Centre, NASA, Florida, USA which was organized under the Edvour Space Programme.

The 11-day programme included visit to Kennedy Space Centre, lectures and demonstrations from astronauts, guided tour of NASA and knowledge opportunities in the field of Astronomy. There was also a cultural tour to Orlando, the largest tourist destination of USA, where the students visited the Universal Studios and Sea World.  They also visited New York city where they saw  the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Central Park  etc. The group also visited Washington DC where they were taken on a guided tour to the US Capitol, White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museum.  The students also got an opportunity to visit the prestigious MIT and Harvard Universities in the city of Boston.