28th Intramural Athletic Meet inaugurated amidst much fanfare. The two-day event will witness a massive participation from students and staff. The objective of this festivity is to bring exhibiting platform for students. The celebrations began with Synchronize March Past and Drill displayed by the school marching band and the students of class 7th and 8th. The day was marked with remarkable performances of students in various events.
The two-day Annual Celebration “Odyssey to Consonance 2018” began with great zest and elation. The function not only showcased the talent of young students from class VI to class XII but also enthralled the audience. The occasion was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius. L. Mascarenhas, Bishop of Simla-Chandigarh Diocese. The Guest of Honour on this occasion was Mr. Sandeep Singh Brar, OSD to Chief Minister, Punjab.
The programme commenced with lighting of the ceremonial lamp and invocation of the divine presence. The prayer dance was followed by ‘Poetry of Footsteps’ by students of class VII showcasing an assortment of dances of various countries, depicting metropolitan charm. A play ‘The Awakening’ by class X drew everyone’s attention towards the complicated and complex emotional world of today’s teenagers, who are easy prey to vices in the absence of support system from parents and teachers.
More surprises awaited the audience – the depiction of the five pure elements of creation, the diverse and mystical quality of oneness of India, an international dance conveying the message of human body’s integration through dance steps and a Hindi play ‘Drishtikon Badla Toh Bharat Badlega’ drew attention of the audience towards our country’s present day socio-political discourse. As the Odyssey to Consonance came to an end the audience was enthralled by a thrilling visual treat of Bhangra dance, the flavour of Punjab.
The most memorable moment of the function was marked by precious words of advice and appreciation by the chief guest while addressing parents. He lauded the vision and relentless hard work done by students and their mentors for presenting such a message-oriented programme. Overall, the programme was a real treat to watch and students gave a spectacular performance which spoke of discipline and team spirit of both the teachers and students. The most intriguing aspect embellishing the event was the splendid mass participation of students. The students received accolades from all those who watched the show.The celebrations concluded on a happy note encouraging the students to establish further milestones in their odyssey to success.
Seminar on “Life Skills” was conducted by Mrs. Sarika Kapila for all the teachers.
Workshop on ‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Remodeling Assessment’ was conducted by Mrs. Baundhara and Mr. Vijay Kumar for the teachers.
Swachhata poem recitation competition was conducted for students of class III & IV.
The students organised a beautiful cultural programme on 4th September to celebrate Teachers’ Day. The day was made special by all the students and the management for the teachers’ for their sincere dedication and efforts. The management of the school was very kind to appreciate the hard work of the teachers and also presented the teachers with gifts on 5th September, 2018.
Swachhata Shapath function was conducted during the school assembly. Students from class V to XII took part in the pledge ceremony.
Inaugural edition of Inter-School Parliamentary Debating Championship – SAPDC 2018 was organized with over 44 teams from all over the tricity, the event gave the students an amazing opportunity to express their views on wide ranging topics, being the future leaders of our country. The students were welcomed by eager smiles and warm greetings from the school. Sr. Dr. Shyni Paul, the school principal declared the championship open with her words of wisdom.
The event started with a beautiful classical dance and musical performance which conveyed deep message of patriotism. This was followed by a brief session of career counselling graciously organized by IMS Academy.
“Parliamentary Debating is a great opportunity for us to build our characters, and learn to stand up for what is right. After all the purpose of education is to teach students how to live their lives-by developing their mind and preparing them to deal with reality” this message lit up the whole event. And indeed it was the current education system that was debated on first. This was followed by topics on various current issues ranging from blood sports, Aadhar cards and votes. The event was divided into two categories, in the junior’s category St. Anne’s Convent School, Chandigarh bagged the first position followed by Hansraj Public School, Panchkula in the second position. In the senior categories the first position was secured by Bhavan Vidyalya Chandigarh followed by Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali in the second position. The overall best speaker trophy was won by St. Anne’s Convent School, Chandigarh. As a whole, the event gave a magnificent boost to the students, who inched forward in their way to become responsible citizens.
A two day puppet making workshop was organized for students of Lower and Upper Kindergarten by Primary Plus Magazine.
Tree plantation drive was organized following the guidelines of CBSE as part of “Mission Green Schools”.
The members started by cleaning and de-weeding the nature garden in the campus during their activity periods. The Mission Green Schools’ “Prakriti Mahotsav” was organized on 18th of August. Eleven trees of native species appropriate to be nurtured in Chandigarh climate had been selected and collected from the Lake Forest Nursery beforehand.
The members gathered in the school ground and welcomed the chief guest, Principal Sr. Dr. Shyni Paul. She honored the occasion by planting the first plant sapling. The sapling was named as “Bhagat Amaltash” in memory of Martyr Bhagat Singh. The principal interacted with the students, reminding them the importance of Prakriti Mahotsav.
The other plants were planted by the members of the “nature club”. Students later took out a rally around the school premises with their handmade posters and banners. The members promised to take the responsibility of observing and taking care of the newly planted saplings.
The school successfully contributed towards the initiative of CBSE to plant 2, 27,799 trees to protect the earth. “Prakriti Mahotsav” was celebrated by the club with lots of enthusiasm and zeal to make the campaign “mission green schools” a success.