Children's Day is a day to recognize that children are important and the most valued members of the 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 get on the stage and speak in front of an audience.
Besides the competition, the children were treated to an amazing variety of entertainment programs by 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 an interesting mime performed by the High School teachers depicting the difference between the past and present lifestyles and how gadgets have impacted our lives. The day ended with the good wishes from our Director and chocolates were distributed to all the children.
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.
The Investiture Ceremony is a solemn occasion when students are given leadership roles for the coming year.
The ceremony was held on 4th June 2019. 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 2019-20.
The Director, Mrs. Sonya Chacko pinned the prestigious badges on Captains and Vice Captains while the Principal Mrs. Chandra Prabha honored them with sashes. Soon after, they took a solemn oath to lead by example and to take on their responsibilities with utmost dedication. Finally, the ceremony ended with the singing of our Karnataka Anthem followed by the National Anthem.
The Annual Prize Day ceremony was held on 23rd March, 2019. It is the most awaited event for all our top achievers. It is a day when all the students are awarded for their excellence in various fields but predominantly for academics. It is a day of recognition for all the hard work put in by the students throughout the academic year
The ceremony began on an auspicious note with a prayer followed by a few melodious songs and dance performances from the students of Std 6 and Std 7. All the students who secured more than 85% marks and above in each subject were awarded with certificates and the students who excelled in more than three subjects were awarded with mementos as well. A few other areas in which the students were awarded were for honor roll, leadership qualities, and full attendance. The top student from each class was awarded with the ‘Star Pupil Award” for their overall performance.
The Socials Day for the graduated batch of 2019 was held on 9th February 2019. It was a day where all the Std 9 students showered their love and affection on their seniors. The programme began with a prayer seeking God’s blessings followed by an inspiring speech from the Director. A heartfelt speech was given on behalf of the graduating batch by Sujay Vikram.
The juniors added a flavor of entertainment to this special day by conducting games like flipping the cups for boys and memory games for girls which was followed by some captivating dance performances.
As a token of love, the juniors presented personalized gifts to their seniors. Finally, the memorable day came to an end with a scrumptious meal.
The Graduation Ceremony for the graduating batch of 2019 was held on 8th February 2019.
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 Chief Guest and other dignitaries including a parent and teacher. The ceremony included some melodious songs in English and Kannada.
There were speeches given by two of the graduating students as well as their juniors besides those by the Chief Guest, Principal and a parent.
Each 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. Finally, this memorable occasion ended with class photograph of students tossing their caps in the air and a hearty meal.
The students of the Nature Club hosted an event called the Walkathon on 2nd February, 2019. They went on a drive to create awareness about the harmful effects of plastic.
They marched down the Hennur Main Road shouting slogans in Kannada and English such as ‘GO GREEN, BE CLEAN, SAVE ENERGY, SAVE EARTH’ etc.
They visited shops and explained the hazards of plastic to the environment and requested the shop keepers not to use plastic bags.
They even shared information against the use of plastic among the general public and a few policemen in Kothanur Police Station.
The walkathon was a fulfilling experience to all the Nature Club students.
The school organized a day outing for STD III and IV to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Cubbon Park. The children first went to the HAL Museum. They were given a guided tour by one of the staff and saw the various aircraft on display. They also learnt about the various functions of an Aero Engine.
The children were later taken to Cubbon Park where they were given a scrumptious lunch. They then enjoyed themselves thoroughly playing in the children’s park.
The school had organized an educational trip for the students of Std V and VI to Chinnaswamy Stadium and Visweshwariah Industrial and Technological Museum. The trip was held on 1st February, 2019.
They started their trip by visiting the Visweshwariah Museum where they got to see and explore various working models of Physics like simple machines, aircraft models, first computer and different aspects of electricity and diverse technologies. Children also got a glimpse of the machines used in the past and how it was different from those of the present.
After lunch the children were taken to Chinnaswamy Stadium. The manager of the stadium took them around and they even got to see the signatures of all the cricket players that were displayed in the corridors of the stadium.
The trip was an enriching experience as well a welcome break for all the students..
The science exhibition for UKG and Std I was held from 31st Jan – 1st Feb 2019. 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 Domestic and Wild Animals and for Std 1 the topic was People Who Help Us.
Students of UKG dressed up as their favorite domestic or wild animal and shared a few lines about the animal.
The Std I students dressed up as any one of the People Who Help Us. Each child explained the duties of their respective people in a few sentences.
Parents were given the opportunity to judge the students based to their confidence and costume.
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 2nd -5th Feb, 2019. The exhibition was a platform to express student’s knowledge and creativity.
The topics were ‘Kinds of Plants’ for Std II, ‘Water’ for Std III and Physical divisions of India for Std IV.
The children made colorful and attractive displays to showcase their topics and explained them to the parents who visited. The parents were very happy to see the creative display by students. They 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.
The school had organized a two day trip to Pondicherry for STD IX and X in the last week of November. The children were accompanied by the Principal and other teachers.
In Pondicherry, the children visited Auroville and learnt more about Sri Aurobindo. They visited the French Colony, where the children got to enjoy the beauty of French architecture. They also visited the beautiful Rock Beach of Pondicherry.
The trip was a welcome break for the students while also serving as a learning experience.
Throughout the year we encourage children to support and think about those who are less fortunate than ourselves. As a step towards this, every year the school organizes a charity event where all the students contribute in the form of money and other essential things.
This year the school chose to go to places like Siddartha High School, Hennur Government School, Shalom and Home of Hope. Blessing Home, Reaching Hands were also some of the beneficiaries of this donation drive.
At Sidhartha High School, the children were all treated to delicious biriyani after which they were given stationary items and a school bag each. At Hennur Government School our students visited and distributed cake, chips and juice as well as many gifts including school bags, steel water bottles, toys, pencil boxes and stationary including sketch pen packets, colour pencils and pencils. All the collected grocery items like wheat flour, rice, sugar, oil and so on were donated to the various homes taking care of children.
As a gesture of gratitude, our Director gave chocolates, snacks and juice to the classes that contributed the most towards this noble initiative.
Junior Michaelites Parents Day (Nur - Std. V) was held on 1st December, 2018. At the start of the programme the Director and Principal addressed the parents. The Director also felicitated the staff member Mrs Shasikala for completing 10 years of service in the school.
Parents being the special guests for the day were treated to a variety of dance, song and solo performances. Every child was given an opportunity to shine in the limelight as it is one of the main principles of the school. Every item gained applause from the audience as a reward for the hard work put forth by the students and teachers. It was fun filled day for everyone.