Round Square

Round Square is a world’s wide association of schools of five continents sharing unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square Conference make a strong commitment, beyond   academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. Round Square approach promotes six ideals of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

These six ideals of Round square are deeply embedded into the Mayo College Girls’ School curriculum in the following ways:

 

Internationalism

*Exchange programmes with Germany, Bhutan.

*Annual visit to NASA Space Programme.

*Attended Leadership Programme held in Ireland in 2013.

*Attended and hoisted various M.U.N Conferences.

*Teacher Exchange:  Megan from Columbia University, United States of America

Democracy

*Vice Captain of the school is democratically chosen by the students.

*A special Student Mess Committee is appointed and they are instrumental in bringing about a change in the food which is served in the Mess.

*Different society presidents are appointed by the staff and then they work in a democratic manner along with their teachers to achieve their respective goals.   

Environmental stewardship

* We have started a Nature Club which works on the objective of inculcating awareness in the mind of young students towards a greener and pollution free environment. This club has undertaken several ventures such as Simple composting, vermicomposting   and waste water treatment plant using Cana.

*We undertake various environmental projects such as

  • Ø Cleaning up of surrounding areas.
  • Ø Visit to the marble cutting and polishing units in Kishangarh and looking into the various safety measures adopted by them to reduce the pollution the surrounding areas by their waste.
  • Bird Watching activities are organized  to inculcate love and awareness for protection of wild life in the students.

Adventure

*Students are taken out for excursions and educational trips during their Midterm Break which are full of Adventure and team building activities.

*Students of Junior classes are taken for various trekking activities in and around Ajmer.

* Cross Country races are organized by the school in the rural countryside.

*Participated in various sports and adventurous activities with other Regional Round Square Member Schools.


Leadership

*Participated in Young Entrepreneur Conference Dehradun.

*Attended Leadership Programme held in Ireland in 2013.

Service

* We at MCGS adopted the village Danta in the year 2000; which has people with extremely creative minds who are open to learning new things. Our students undertake various activities be it painting, dance, games, music or developing communication skills with them. We have also stared “The Hatali Craft Workshop” in the village which is an income Generating Scheme for rural women.

* Mayo College Girls’ School fully endorses the ‘inclusive education’ programme for the mentally challenged students. Our girls visit Minoo Mano Vikas Kendra regularly. We believe that these special children need to be integrated in the society. It has been our endeavour to make them a part of our world as much as possible.

* We also support the Government’s initiative to promote education for all. Under this venture we include literacy campaign for Class 4 employees of our school and teach them how to read and write.

* We are also a founder member of the NANHI CHAAN which came to Rajasthan on 1ST August, 2010. The objectives of the organization are:

  • Save the Girl child.
  • Save the environment.
  • Save humanity.

 

Round Square network provides member schools the opportunity to arrange local and International student and teacher exchanges on a regular basis between the schools.

Tasks tackled through the community projects include building schools, class rooms and community centers; building clean water systems for remote hill tribes or creating and maintaining trails in national parks. Local materials are used and teams always work with local people ensuring that they take ownership of the work once it has been completed.

These six ideals of Round square are deeply embedded into the Mayo College Girls’ School curriculum

This year’s Round Square International Conference was hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A. Over a thousand student and adult delegates from nearly a hundred Round Square schools on six continents gathered in beautiful South Florida to address the conference theme, “Waves of Change”. From our school six students participated in it:

Aashna Makkar

Kritiranjanii Kumari

Soumya Mittal

Kudrat Cheema

Nishi Lal

Pavit Khosa

 During the conference the student delegates learnt from peers and young adult entrepreneurs who have set their own “Waves of Change” in motion and developed school projects into non-profit enterprises. It included speeches by Speaker panel followed by rotation of workshops which allowed students to share ideas about project development, managing finances, crowd sourcing and raising money, marketing and following their passions. Baraza groups then collaborated to craft a project they could enact after the conference and serve as accountability partners.

 The keynote speakers for the conference were ;

Adam Braun

Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, an award winning nonprofit organization that has built more than 100 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Braun began his career in France, until he met a young boy begging on the streets and asked him what he wanted the most in the world. The answer “A Pencil”. He then travelled through more than fifty countries to focus on educational systems and eventually left a dream job at Bain and Company to launch “Pencils of Promise”.

Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley is a Founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of KIVA, the world’s first peer to peer micro lending website. KIVA lets users lend as little as $25 to poor entrepreneurs around the world. Named as one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine and praised by Oprah, Bill Clinton and countless others, KIVA is one of the fastest growing social benefit websites in history. 

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielberger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated columnist. He co-founded “Free the Children” in 1995 when he was twelve years old. Today more than 1.7 million young people are involved in its programmes. In North America the organization provides comprehensive service learning programs including its “We day” celebrations attended annually by more than 100,000 students from 3000 participating schools.

Dr. Peter H.Diamandis

Dr.Peter is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. He is the Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X Prize for private space flight. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate level Silicon Valley Institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.   

 

Testimonial

This School provides a unique opportunity for all round education. It has the security of the rich Mayo tradition and an ethos conducive to developing each child's potential to the fulles