A delegation of eight key personnel from primary and special schools in Singapore visited Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on Wednesday, 11th September 2013. The delegation was given a warm welcome by the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini. He spoke to them about the achievements of the school and made a special mention of the students who had done the school proud with their extraordinary achievements. Also present were Ms.Vanita Sehgal, Headmistress of classes 8 to 10, Mrs.Savita Vasesi, Head of the Department of English, Dr.Etishree Bhati, the School Counsellor, Mrs.Vandana Chandoke, Head of the Department of Political Science; and the coordinators of the visit, Mrs.Anuradha Dang and Mrs.Usha Diptivilasa, from the Department of English.
The delegation comprised Goh Tung Li Adeline from St. Margaret’s Primary School, Farah Aida Rahmat, PasirRis Primary School; Lai Aun Kay Angela, St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School; Norlita MuhamadSah, Boon Lay Garden Primary School; YokJoonMeng, Darrin, Yu Neng Primary School; KohTeng Hock, Spastic Children’s Association School; and Lee Mei Fang from Rainbow Centre (Margaret Drive School), NazryBahari, Rainbow Centre (Yishun Park School).
The discussion/interaction encompassed school education system in India, innovative methodologies adopted in the school, the use of technology in classrooms, teacher-student ratio, teacher-taught relationship and other such important areas of school education. The hour long interaction brought to light the similarities and differences in the pedagogy of Singapore and India. Several teaching experiences were shared by the participating members of the two countries.
The delegation was taken on a tour of the school. They were shown the new smart-boards in interactive classrooms and an English lesson charted out on the same. Each of them was presented with a copy of the school magazine. The delegation left having learnt about India’s education, culture and heritage, professional development practices, holistic education of students and the various other innovative techniques adopted at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.