A prayer service was held for blessings at the start of the New Year as well as in remembrance of our late founder Mrs. Betsy Chacko.
Fr. Charles Vijay was the main celebrant of the service. There was lighting of lamp ceremony by Our Director, Chief Guest, Principal, a teacher and the Head Boy of the school.
A beautiful hymn by the junior choir was followed by the Bible Reading followed by a prayer. Fr. Charles Vijay in his speech gave a meaningful message for the children to set a goal, compete with themselves and last but not the least to do their best. The event continued with a beautiful dance performance by our VI std girls and our Principal shared her warm memories about our late founder Mrs. Betsy.
The students of class VII performed a skit with a wise moral of trusting in God. Finally the event concluded with a prayer and a hymn by our Senior Choir.
The Science Week was held from 27th June to 1st July, 2022 for Std V to IX. The objective of this event was not only to develop their research skills but also to make the study and understanding of topics more fun and interesting. This year’s Science Week was based on plants. Different topics were given to the students depending on their class such as Structure and Dispersal of seeds, Transpiration, Reproduction in Plants and so on.
Students were excited to explain the topic which was assigned to them. They took part in the activity with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm and prepared a variety of charts and displayed specimens related to their respective topics.
Parents were invited to attend the event and rate each student based on which badges are given to students who have the best presentations.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. - John Maxwell
Investiture means a formal investing of a person with authority, power, right, and dignity. It’s rightly said that ‘leaders are not born, they are made’.
The Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2022-23 was held on the 6th of June 2022.
Mrs. Sonya Chacko , Director and Mrs. Chandra Prabha, Principal presided over the event.
This was a momentous day for the budding young leaders of the school.
Director Mrs. Sonya Chacko gave a speech on the importance of the Investiture Ceremony and congratulated the new leadership team. She encouraged them to lead by example and carry out their responsibilities with commitment.
The Director and Principal honoured the leaders by pinning on their badges and respective sashes.
After the oath was taken by the leaders, the ceremony ended with the singing of the Karnataka Anthem and National Anthem.
The Graduation Ceremony for the graduating batch of 2022 was held on 18th March 2022.
It was a formal event for the Std X students and all had come dressed in suits and sarees. The ceremony began with a solemn slow march by the graduating students onto the stage. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the Director, Principal and other dignitaries including a parent and teacher. The ceremony included reading the holy books and some melodious songs in English and Kannada.
There were speeches given by two of the graduating students Dharshan.S and Mantraa as well as their junior representative Selvina Margaret besides those by the Director, Principal and a parent.
Each graduating student came on stage with their parents and was felicitated with a memento. Some of the students also received Certificates of Excellence in various subjects. Thereafter our Director felicitated the staff members who had completed their well deserving service of 10 years in the institution with a token appreciation. The programme culminated with a class photograph of students tossing their caps in the air and a hearty meal.
Keeping in mind the importance of sports in a child's life and with the intention of encouraging active life and sportsman spirit, the school conducted a Mini Sports Fiesta for the children. The Sports Fiesta included a number of novelty races and the colourful musical drills by our adorable Junior Michaelites which made for a fun and frolicsome atmosphere after a long time. The parents witnessed a captivating display of drills, races and group games
In the senior sports events, there was a display of many athletic and group games events and the winners were awarded with certificates and medals. The Nehru House and Teresa House Senior Boys put up a great match of basketball which came to a nail-biting finish that had all the children cheering loudly for each point that was scored. Teresa House won the match but Nehru House ended up with the highest total score and was the winner of the Overall Championship trophy for the year 2021-2022. The children were so happy that the school had managed to organise these sports events within the short span of time that the children had back to school.
We constantly encourage our children to help and think about those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This year the school had asked the students to contribute in the form of stationary, provisions, chocolates or money towards charity work with surrounding government school children and orphanages. The funds and items collected from the charity were used to bring smiles to 1600 students of four government schools at Geddalahalli, Hennur, Kothanur and Thanisandra.
The government school children were thrilled to receive new school bags, toys, snacks and small gifts such as stationary items, toys, pencil box and chocolates. The highest contributors towards charity had the pleasure of distributing these gifts to their counter parts in the government schools.
Many parents generously contributed provisions towards charity and the same was donated to Auto Raja’s Home of Hope, Infant Jesus Home for children in Kothanur and Blessing Home. Along with this we also distributed cupcakes, toys and chocolates. We were also able to bring happiness to the children in Home of Faith, Byrathi by giving them school bags, toys and chocolates. This Christmas season was very fruitful as we were able to make so many children and even some elders so happy through our children’s generosity.
The Investiture Ceremony is a solemn occasion when students are given leadership roles for the academic year. The ceremony was held on 24th November, 2021.The ceremony was presided by the Director and Principal.
At the start of the ceremony the Director gave an enlightening speech on the significance of the Investiture Ceremony. Following this, all the Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects including Head Boy and Head Girl were appointed as leaders for the year 2021-2022.
The Director, Mrs. Sonya Chacko pinned the prestigious badges on Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects while the Principal Mrs. Chandra Prabha honoured them with sashes. Soon after, they took a solemn oath to lead by example and to take on their responsibilities with utmost integrity and dedication. Finally, the ceremony ended with the singing of our school song.
Children's Day is a day to recognize that children are important and the most valued members of our society. This day is counted as one of the best days of the year for all Michaelites as it is always filled with fun and frolic.
Besides having no classes or home work on this day, the school organized a fun competition for the students like the Fancy Dress Competition to develop confidence in the students by giving them an opportunity to speak in front of an audience. There was also a Rangoli Competition where the high school students exhibited their colourful expressions through rangoli.
Apart from these competitions, the children were treated to an amazing variety of entertainment programs by all the teachers. First there was a special assembly conducted by the teachers. This was followed by some fantastic dance performances by various groups of teachers as well as the office staff. Besides this, there was also a fun skit performed by the High School teachers depicting the online classes and an interesting fashion show. The day ended with the good wishes from our Principal and snacks were distributed to all the children.
The Socials Day for the batch of 2020 was held on 1st February 2020. It was a day where all the Std 9 students showered their love and affection on their seniors. The programme was a mix of song, dances, games and good food. There were also two heartfelt but humorous speeches by both an outgoing student as well as by a student of grade 9.
The juniors added a flavor of fun and entertainment to this special day by conducting games like the ‘Biscuit challenge, 'Simon says',' Needle and thread' etc which was followed by some captivating dance performances by both the boys and girls.
As a token of love, the juniors presented personalized gifts to their seniors and the STD X too presented a gift to the school as a mark of gratefulness.
The day created an occasion for the outgoing students to look back at the joyous moments spent together in the school over the past 13 years.
The school had organized a trip for the students of Std III, IV and V to Club Cabana in January, 2020. The children were accompanied by their class teachers and P.T teacher.
The children started their fun and adventure by exploring the various water activities. There were three twisting water slides of different colors, a Lazy Pool, as well as two swimming pools. The best of these was the Wave Pool which the children thoroughly enjoyed. After a tiring day of play the students were served to a wide variety of delicious food which they relished and returned to school tired but with fond memories.
The students of Std VI and VII made a trip to Wonderla. The trip was held on 24th January, 2020. The students were extremely excited after the long bus journey to finally reach their destination. The teachers instructed the students on a few safety guidelines before their visit to the amusement park.
The students first tried their hand at the dry games and then moved to the water games. They thoroughly enjoyed all the rides especially the Wave Pool and Rain Disco. The students reluctantly came out of the water to have their lunch between all the fun they were having. They returned to school tired but happy.
The Science Exhibition for Std I and UKG was held on 8th and 9th Jan 2020. This event was conducted in order to develop the confidence and public speaking skills of the students. It also gives the students a platform to showcase what they have learned.
The topic for UKG was ‘Fruits and Vegetables’ and for Std I the topic was ‘Different Means of Communication. Students of UKG brought fresh fruits and vegetables and spoke about it.
The Std I students showcased colorful charts and models on different means of communication. Each child explained the advantages and disadvantages of it in a few sentences.
Parents were given the opportunity to judge the students based to their confidence and communication.
All the parents were happy with the children’s performance and thanked the teachers for their relentless efforts.
The Science Exhibition for Std II –IV was held from 4th to 7th Jan, 2020. The exhibition was a platform to express student’s knowledge and creativity.
The topics were ‘Types of Houses’ for Std II, ‘Inventors and Inventions’ for Std III and Architectural marvels of India for Std IV.
The children captivated the parent’s attention by displaying the colorful and attractive models and charts to showcase their topics and explained them to the parents who visited. The parents were very happy to see the creative display by students and were also given an opportunity to express their views about each student’s performance through score sheet ratings. Students were later awarded with certificates and badges based on their ratings.
Christmas is the grandest and happiest celebration that also inspires the spirit of sharing and caring. Getting into the festive spirit of Christmas, our tiny tots from Nursery to STD II had their celebration on 19th December and STD III to Std X had theirs on 20th December. The school was beautifully decorated and everybody was dressed in colored clothes.
The significance of the festival was explained to the students through a musical skit in the auditorium. Another play was enacted explaining the importance of charity and the joy of caring. The school choir sang melodious carols and the Std VI students enthralled everyone with a scintillating dance performance to some Christmas carols. The celebration became even more joyous when Santa visited the students and had fun with them.
The boundless joy of celebrating the festival continued in the classrooms with games and fun. All the children of the school received gifts as well as delicious snacks to culminate this celebration of Christmas..
Junior Michaelites Parents Day (Nur - Std.V) was held on 30th November, 2019. At the start of the programme, the Director and Principal addressed the parents. The Director also felicitated staff member Mr. Kumaran for completing 10 years of service in the school.
The parents were treated to a variety of dance, song and solo performances. Each child was given an opportunity to blossom in the limelight as it is one of the main principles of the school. Every performance done by the students received applause and appreciation from the audience as a reward for the hard work put forth by the students and teachers collectively.
The students of the Nature Club hosted an event called the Walkathon For Nature on 23rd November, 2019. They went on a drive to create awareness about the harmful effects of plastic, water scarcity and other environmental problems.
They marched down to BDS garden and the surrounding residential areas shouting slogans such as ‘DON’T BE DRASTIC, SAY NO TO PLASTIC’, ‘IF YOU CAN’T REUSE IT, REFUSE IT’ AND ‘BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT A PART OF POLLUTION’ etc as an initiative to enlighten the people around our neighborhood.
They visited supermarkets and scrap stores and a few students spoke about the hazards of plastic and requested the shop keepers not to use plastic bags. They even handed out printed information against the use of plastic and other issues among the general public and received an positive and encouraging response. The walkathon was a very fulfilling experience to all the Nature Club students.
The Charity Fete was conducted on 15th and 16th of November 2019 to raise funds for our annual charity work with the government school children. In order help this noble initiative; the students contributed food items, stationary and other gift items.
There were various food and games stalls put up by all the classes. The teachers were ably assisted by the student volunteers to a make it a fun and eventful fete.
To add to the excitement, the school had also organized many competitions to encourage student-parent bonding like singing, dance, quiz and art to name a few. The first day’s theme for the fete was ‘Mom & Me’ where the students had to participate along with their mothers and for the second day, it was the turn of the dad’s to showcase their talent along with their children as it was the ‘Dad & Me’ theme.
Many ex-students as well as ex-teachers took this opportunity to come back and enjoy the festivities and mingle with the staff and students.
The school had organized a two days and three nights trip to Ooty for STD VIII, IX and X in the month of October. The children were accompanied by the Principal and other teachers.
The children visited a tea estate and tea processing facility. They also got to visit a chocolate factory where they were fascinated to see the chocolate making process. Besides these learning experiences, they also visited the other local attractions and enjoyed being in the lap of nature.
Adding excitement to the whole trip was their visit to Black Thunder Amusement Park where they enjoyed both the wet and dry rides in the pleasure of their classmates company, making for a great day.
All the staff and students were brimming with tales of their happy times on the trip.
The Social Science week was held from 21st to 25th October 2019. Every year an interesting topic is given to the students and this year’s topic was about the specialty of different states in India and continents of the world.
Each class focused on presenting to the given sub topics: Std. V-Indian States, Std. VI-Countries of North America and South America, Std VII - Countries of Europe, Std. VIII - Countries of Asia and Std. IX- India - industries, soil, minerals, and water resources.
All the children put in great effort in representing their topics in the best way possible through charts, models and a few students went the extra mile by preparing the country’s staple food and dressed up in their traditional attire. Their hard work and creativity earned them the appreciation of both the teachers and parents.
The parents were not only invited to witness their children’s performance but were also given the opportunity to judge their presentations. The best speakers were felicitated with badges and certificates.
Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year on 5th of September to appreciate the diligence, sincerity and hard work of the teachers towards education.
It was a day of great joy for teachers as well as the students. The celebrations began by cutting a specially made ‘Teachers Day’ cake arranged by the students of Std X and to add to this, they even made personalized cards for every teacher. A beautiful poem about teachers was also read out making the celebration even more meaningful.
Later the students organized a special program which started with a speech followed by graceful dance performances by the students of Std IX and X. The most awaited and exciting events of the day were the throw ball and volleyball matches between the teachers and students. Both matches were keenly contested and wildly cheered for making it great fun for everyone. Thanks to our lovely students for making this day a memorable one.
Independence Day was celebrated in our school grounds on 15th August. The celebration began with a March Past by all four houses.
Our Director hoisted the National Flag and after the salute, the whole gathering solemnly sang the National Anthem. This was followed by a prayer and speech on India’s Independence by a high school student. The students of Std V sang a song – ‘Sare jahan se accha’ to invoke the patriotic spirit. The Std VI students presented a skit that threw light on an incident that took place prior to Independence where an Indian soldier won over the heart of one of the world’s most terrifying leaders- Hitler through his display of determination. Following that was a beautiful dance performance to the song- ‘It happens only in India’.
The teachers also displayed their patriotic spirit by singing the song- ‘Ae watan’. Following this was a small quiz session, were the Director asked questions based on the speeches delivered and the winners were rewarded with chocolates. Later, sweets were distributed to all the students and parents who were a part of this grand celebration.
The much awaited Annual Junior Sports Day was held on 9th August, 2019. The Chief Guest for the event was Mrs. Keerthana T.K (International Rowing Champion). She gave an enlightening speech that emphasized on the importance of sports in a child's life and how parents should encourage their interests. The colorful display of novelty races and the musical drills by our adorable Junior Michaelites added to the fun and frolicsome atmosphere of the day.
Mrs. Poonam Belljappa (International Athlete- Ekalavya Awardee) was the Chief Guest for the Senior Sports Day. The day began with the colorful display of March Past by all four houses. Our Chief Guest took the salute to an impressive March Past of the students. The parents witnessed a captivating display of drills, pyramids and races. The three schools that participated in the Inter School under 16 boys and girls relays were St. Vincent Pallotti School, St. Charles High School and SJR Public School out of which our school team won the 1st place in both the boys and girls categories. The best March Past trophy was won by Beethoven House while the overall championship went to Edison House.
A prayer service to bring to memory our late founder Mrs. Betsy Chacko and to seek God’s blessings for the new academic year was held on 3rd July. The stage was decorated beautifully with flowers and a large picture of our founder along with some words of inspiration.
We were honored to welcome our chief celebrant Fr. Joachim Rodrigues for the prayer service. The service began with the lighting of the lamp ceremony by Fr. Joachim Rodrigues, our Director, Principal, teacher representative, Mrs Asra and student representative, Manas Gowda followed by a melodious song by the junior choir and a dance performance by the Std IV students. The students of Std VII enacted a skit that enlightened us about not judging a person by his/her external appearance.
Our Director threw light on Mrs Betsy Chacko’s life history and how St. Michael’s came into existence. Our celebrant Fr. Joachim Rodrigues gave a wonderful speech on the difference of good and bad deeds and how it affects one’s life.
Finally, the Prayer Service ended with a melodious song by the senior choir thanking God.
The Science Week was held from 24th to 28th June 2019 for Std V to IX. The school had organized the Science Week to give all the students an opportunity to express their knowledge and creativity on the given topic.
Each student had to prepare colorful charts related to their respective topics. Along with this, props or samples related to their topic were also used to demonstrate a few examples.
Every student had invested a lot of time and effort in preparing, exhibiting and demonstrating their knowledge and work. The Science Week is one of the finest events organized by our school as it encourages an interest in science pursuits and helps the students to increase their thinking and reasoning skills. They had fun learning interesting facts and sharing the same with the parents who acted as judges and rated the students. Based on these ratings, the highest rated students were awarded with certificates and ribbons.