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.
Children’s Day is counted as one of the best days of the year for all the Michaelites. It was a day filled with fun and frolic.
Besides having no classes or home work, there were many competitions organized for the children like Flower Arrangement, Rangoli and Fancy Dress competitions.
In the morning, there was a special assembly conducted by the teachers. Following that was the special dance performances by various groups of teachers as well as the office staff. There was also a humorous kitchen dance by the Language teachers. Besides this there were some old Malayalam and Kannada songs sung by a couple of High School teachers. 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 29th October to 3rd November 2018. Every year an interesting topic is given and this year’s topic was South India.
Each class focused on presenting to the given sub topics: Std. V-Agriculture in South India, Std. VI- Rise of Kingdoms and Republics , VII- Vijayanagara and Bahamani Kingdoms, Std. VIII- Social and religious reformers of South India and Std. IX- Land forms and soils of South India.
All the children put in great effort in representing their topics on their charts and worked hard on presenting their matter in the best way possible. 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 and honour the contributions 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 beautiful specially made ‘Teachers Day’ cake arranged for by the students of Std X. They even made personalized cards for every teacher.
Later the students organised a special program which started with a speech followed by graceful dance performances by the students of Std IX and X. The most fun and exciting events though were the throw ball and volleyball matches between the teachers and students. All in all a great day, thanks to our lovely students.
Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August. The celebration began with a musical display of the Band and March Past by all 4 houses.
Our Director hoisted the National flag and then the National Anthem was sung. It was followed by a prayer and speech on Independence by the high school students. The Std VI students presented a skit that threw light on an incident that took place prior to independence. Following that was a beautiful dance performance to the song Mera jutha hai japani.
The teachers also displayed their patriotic spirit by singing a patriotic song Yeh desh hai veer jawano ki. Questions were asked by the Director 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 Junior Sports Day was held on 10th August, 2018. The Chief Guest for the event was Mrs. Bindu Rani (Former Indian Athlete). The colorful display of novelty races and the musical drills by our adorable Junior Michaelites added to the fun and flavor to the day.
Mrs. Krupa G.P (Captain of the Indian Throw ball Team) was the Chief Guest for the Senior Sports Day. She gave an enlightening speech on the use of mobile phones and requested the parents to use less plastic. The day began with the colourful display of March Past by all four houses. 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.
Every year the school conducts a prayer service to bring to memory our late founder Mrs. Betsy Chacko and to seek Gods blessings for the new academic year. 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. Christopher for the prayer service. The service began with a prayer and a prayer song by the Senior Choir. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp ceremony by our Director, Principal, teacher representative and student representative.
Our Principal then shared her fond memories with Mrs Betsy Chacko and our celebrant Fr. Christopher gave a wonderful speech on the negative effects of using mobile phones. He ended with APJ Abdul Kalams quotes that the students should say first thing in the morning to boost their self confidence. For offertory, the students offered a prayer and their daily school equipments to Father for his blessings.
Finally the Prayer Service ended with a melodious song by the cute little ones of the Junior Choir thanking God.
Science Week was held from 25th to 29th June, 2018 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 was given a topic and they had to prepare neat and colourful charts and models related to their respective topics. Along with this, they had to demonstrate a few examples using props.
The students had invested a lot of time and effort in preparing, exhibiting and demonstrating their work.
The science week will always be one of the superlative events organized by our school since the students have fun learning interesting things 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 certificates and ribbons.
Leadership is not a position or a title, it is an action and example.
Leaders are an integral part of the school. They are the ones who help, support and guide the other students.
The Investiture Ceremony was conducted at the school on the 4th of June. The ceremony was presided by the Director and Principal.
At the start of the ceremony the Director gave a wonderful speech on the meaning and importance 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 201819.
The Director, Mrs. Sonya Chacko pinned the 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 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 28th March, 2018. 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 academics. It is the recognition of the hard work put in by the students throughout the academic year.
The day began on an auspicious note with a prayer followed by a dance by the girls of Std 5 and 6. 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 Honour Roll, Leadership qualities, and full attendance. The prizes were handed over to the students by the Director, Principal and Trustee members Mrs Celine Joseph and Mr George Chacko.
The Socials Day for the graduated batch of 2018 was held on 10th February, 2018. 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 continued by an inspiring speech from the Director. The day also witnessed some wonderful speeches by the graduated students Varun and Joslin. The juniors added a flavour of entertainment by conducting games like biscuit challenge for boys and bursting the balloon game for girls and they danced to the songs depicting their joyous moments during school life. As a token of love the juniors presented personalised gifts to their seniors. Finally the wonderful day came to an end with a sumptuous meal.
The Graduation Ceremony for the graduating batch of 2018 was held on 9th February 2018.
It was a very important day for the students and all had to 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 lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries including a parent and teacher. The ceremony included some beautiful songs. There were speeches by the outgoing students as well as their juniors besides those by the Chief Guest, Principal and a parent. Each student was felicitated along with their parents and some of the students received certificates of excellence in various subjects. Finally this memorable occasion ended with class photographs and a hearty meal.
The school had organized a day outing for Std V and VI to MG Active Farm. The students were eagerly waiting for this day to explore and enjoy themselves. The trip was held on 2nd February 2018.
They started their tour by visiting the animal farm where they got an opportunity to feed the cows, goats, pigs, turkeys and so on. They learnt about sericulture, how they breed the silkworms, life cycle of a moth, how silk is extracted and what himsa silk and ahimsa silk are. Then they were enlightened about the germination of seeds, how natural manure is made and why earthworms are called a farmers friend.
They also did a farm tour and saw a variety of vegetable and flower plants. The students were then taken for a tractor ride around the farm.
The visit to the farm was a welcome break for the students. The tour ended on a high note of good music and dance. It gave them a unique learning experience to engage with nature and agriculture, value their food and develop respect for the farmers.
The school had organized a day outing for Std III and IV to Planetarium, Military Memorial and Aquarium. The children were very excited and sang songs in the bus.
A visit to the Bangalore aquarium was first. The students enjoyed seeing the different kinds of exotic fishes in the aquarium.
Next stop was at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. The curious minds of the explorers were fed with lots of interesting facts about Our Universe in the sky theatre, a visual delight for about 45mins. The children also explored the play equipments in the science park. After their lunch the students visited the National Military Memorial Park. The children saw the stone memorial of our slain soldiers as well as the large National Flag that flutters high above. They also enjoyed seeing the defense equipments like rockets, tanks, bridges, etc.
Later the children played to their hearts content in the energy park. Exhausted but happy they were back to school by 4:30p.m in the evening.
The science exhibition for UKG and Std I was held from 29th- 30th Jan, 2018. This event was conducted in order to develop the confidence and public speaking skills of the students.
The topic for UKG was given as Transportation and Fairy Tales for Std I.
Students of UKG were asked to bring colourful charts depicting their given topic and say a few lines about it.
The Std I students dressed up as their favourite fairy tale characters. Each child had to go up on stage along with their story book and say 5-6 sentences on their respective story books and characters.
Parents were given the opportunity to judge the students based to their confidence and costume.
All the parents were happy with the childrens performance and thanked the teachers for their relentless efforts.
The science exhibition for class II IV std was held from 31st Jan -2nd Feb, 2018. The exhibition was a platform to express students knowledge and creativity.
The topics were Community Places for Std II, The Solar System for Std III and Industries of India for Std IV.
The children made colourful 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. Parents were given an opportunity to express their views about each students performance through score sheet ratings. Students were later awarded certificates and badges based on their ratings.