News and Events of 2015-2016

Children’s day

It was a fun filled day for Carmelites as teachers organised treasure hunt for students of both middle school and high school and an array of colourful dances and skits depicting students’ experience at school, laced with humour. The members of the student council were the Guests for the day. Principal Dr. Florence D Souza rendered a melodious song which stole the hearts of all the students. The Head Girl Keerthana thanked the management and teachers for making it a memorable day for one and all.

Alexander Memorial Volleyball Tournament

The 15th Edition of Alexander Memorial Volleyball Tournament was hosted on November 6th & 7th. 12 schools participated in the tournament which was inaugurated by the Principal Dr. Florence D’Souza. The Guests of Honour were Director Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes & Administrator, Mr. Roshan Menezes. The matches were exciting and witnessed some of the best passes, attacks and serves. Shanti Niketan, Mico Layout won the Championship Trophy playing extremely well to win over VES Model School, the Runners Up. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory function was International Volleyball player & Ekalavya Award recipient, Mrs. Swetha N, who appreciated the players and applauded the parents for their support and encouragement for the same.

Rajyothsava celebrations

Karnataka Rajyothsava was celebrated with great vigour and grandeur by Carmelites. The event began with a melodious song by the Cultural leader Nikil. T, capturing the spirit of the day, followed by a memorable depiction of the great personalities recognised in the field of Literature, providing an enriching experience and at the same time showcasing the culture and values of our state. The highlight of the day was a skit which carried a strong message on how important it is to only imbibe and retain important values, while being indifferent to meaningless talk. The Chief Guest was Mr. Srinivas Murthy. P, Head of Department of Kannadaat Carmel Pre University College who spoke about the simplicity of Kannada language and emphasized the need to learn it. The programme concluded with the rendition of the State anthem.


Mrs. Bindu Jayakumar, Mentor received the “Times Star Correspondent Teacher Award” at the Times NIE Newsmakers Meet held in association with Canara Bank on October 31st at Rashtriya Military School. The award was given by Mr. R.K Mishra, Founder Director of Smart Cities who mentioned that Mobility, safety, being clean and green were the basic requisites of a smart city. Students and teachers from over 200 schools were part of the meet and had a lively discussion on the challenges of a smart city and why Bangalore missed the bus. Abhishek Bantiya of class 9 has been selected as the star correspondent for the year 2015-16.

Rendezvous with Narayan Murthy

It was a dream come true for Sharmila Chowdhury, student of class 10 when she got an opportunity to meet her role model Mr. Narayan Murthy, Founder Director Infosys. Accompanied by two of her juniors, Rohan V.R and Pranav Ananth of class 9 and armed with a head full of questions she was nervous and excited to be able to meet him in person on October 28that his office, Catamaran Ventures. After the initial introductions they were asked about their choice of careers in the future and wished them the very best to achieve their dreams. Eager to know about his childhood, they were humbled by his narration of a middle class background and revelation that sacrifice was one of the core values their icon had imbibed from childhood. He considered Mahatma Gandhi as his role model and was impressed by the simple life he led. The students discussed with him a number of social and other issues plaguing our country and was impressed by his view that India needs more entrepreneurs for increasing employment opportunities. When Rohan, who wants to make a career in politics asked for some tips, he was told that the important quality of a good politician is being honest. He felt that it is important for citizens to be involved in the affairs of the country to offer solutions towards development. As they came back after an enriching experience, and his suggestion of thinking out of the box and being inquisitive and innovative, all the three minds echoed with his proverb, “Luck favours the prepared mind.”

Annual Athletic Meet

The 48th Annual Athletic meet was held on October 16th & 17th at Ambedkar Stadium. The meet was declared open after the hoisting of the school flag by Sri Jude Felix Sebastian, Arjuna Awardee, Olympian & Former Indian Hockey Captain. Principal Dr. Florence D Souza welcomed the dignitaries, staff & parents, wishing the students the very best. Sports Captains Ajay & Pooja lit the games torch to keep the spirit of sportsmanship alive, followed by the oath taking and marchpast. The two days witnessed colourful displays, and various track events. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function was Sri Prashanth Rai, player from Indian Pro- Kabaddi League , Telugu Titans urged the students to dream big and pursue the dream with equal fervour. Students who have excelled in various sports were given special awards. Prize for various field and track events & individual championships were given by the Chief Guest.

Hindi diwas celebrations

The importance of Hindi Language was brought out by the celebrations on September 14th.A special assembly marked the occasion with an aim to rekindle the interest in India’s official language. A short dance drama on the birth and childhood of Krishna and his life journey was the highlight of the event. Various activities like Antakshari, debate, quiz were held for the students and certificates given for the same. The Chief Guest Mr. Basant Kumar of Saraswathi Publishers gave away the prizes and spoke about the importance of the language in the contemporary society.

Carmel Global Citizens Club (GCC)

The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) & The World Health Organization (WHO) Co – sponsored World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2015 to bring awareness among youth and general population that suicide is preventable. Members of GCC from classes 9 and 10 band students and teachers of GCC joined hands with Samadhan, an NGO dedicated to Counseling and Life Skills in a walkathon on September 6, as part of Suicide Prevention Campaign to help in reducing the stigma and silence that surrounds suicide.

Inauguration of Skywalk and Resource centre

When you think of the Grand Canyon, the first think that comes to mind is the amazing skywalk and the breath-taking view. Carmelites had the wonderful opportunity of having one in their very own campus leading to the new Resource Centre, a store house of energy to fuel one’s imagination. The Skywalk and Resource Centre was inaugurated on September 5, by Dr. (Mrs.) Gayethri Devi B, Secretary- Treasurer, KISA Bangalore. The Chief Guest urged the students and staff to visit the library often as it is a place to connect, share, grow and expand our horizons. Director Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes, Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Florence D ‘Souza and Carmel P.U College Principal Mrs. Sandhya Menezes were part of this momentous addition to the infrastructure. The release of Text books for classes 1 to 3 in Hindi and Kannada written by the teachers from Kannada and Hindi Department of the school was done by the Chief Guest. Another exciting announcement was the introduction of Scholastic Books through Bookflix. From high-wire acts of daring to the wonder of first snowfall to the work of keeping a busy city clean, students can discover classics brought to life with timeless animation and narration. Students were very excited and expressed their joy in standing on the skywalk, viewing the sights and sounds around during their break times and as they cross over to the repository of information and learning. At the end of the day students went home with their minds echoing the thought “He who looks beyond the horizon sees more.”

Teachers’ Day

Students of class 10 ensured in making Teachers’ Day special by organising a number of events for teachers like fireless cooking, Catch the word and Treasure hunt. The Star Cup for Throw ball was initiated this year with the match between the staff of Carmel School and Carmel P.U. College, the teams being led by the respective Principals. Both the teams played well with Carmel School winning the match. Students also entertained teachers with an amazing cultural show replete with drama, mime, songs and dances. It was a nostalgic moment for teachers to see the love and affection of the students to make the day a special one. The day ended with fun games and lunch hosted by the management.

KISA Volleyball tournament

Carmel High School  hosted the Volley Ball Tournament on behalf of KISA, Bangalore for its member schools on August 26 & 27, 2015. The preparation began a month earlier and the fixtures for the games was decided by the draw of lots at the Team Managers & Coaches meeting held on August 18, 2015.
There was an overwhelming response with 28 schools participating for the Junior Boys category, 7 schools for the Junior Girls category and 3 schools for the Senior Boys category. Accordingly, the matches were to be played at two venues, Carmel Sports Arena and Carmel Playground.
In the Senior Boys Category, the final match was played between Sarla Birla Academy and Vidyaniketan School, with Vidyaniketan winning the match with their tactical gameplan.
The teams in the Junior Girls Category played with a lot of confidence finding their momentum and rhythm. The final match was between Sri Kumaran School and Nazareth School, with Sri Kumaran School winning the match.
The games in the Junior Boys category were highly exciting with a number of quality games. The Final match was between Carmel High School and Presidency School, Nandini Layout and some exceptional serving and a strong attacking line of the host school helped them win the match. It was a Eureka moment for the host school and extremely pleasing to see the hard work the team had put into training come to fruition in the finals. Achinth Sarvai of class 10 was judged the Best Attacker.
National Referees, Mr. Manjunath, Mr. Lokesh, Mr. Janardhan and Mr. Ramanna officiated all the matches. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory function was
Mr. Venkataramaiah.D , National Volleyball player who congratulated all the participating schools for their team effort.
The Winners are


Junior Boys

Carmel High School
(KA 060)


Runners Up
Presidency School,
Nandini Layout
(KA 023)


Junior Girls

Sri Kumaran Public School
( KA 048)

Runners Up
Nazareth School
(KA 225)


Senior Boys

Vidyaniketan School
(KA 044)


Runners Up
Sarla Birla Academy
( KA 120)

The winning team from Vidyaniketan School in the Senior Boys Category will represent the State of Karnataka at the National Level Tournament at St Jude’s Public School,&Junior College Kotigiri,Tamil Nadu on 26th & 27th October, 2015.


Carmel Cuisine

Students of class 10 organised a Food Fest on August 27, 2015 presenting the Flavours of Carmel representing cuisine from the different states of India. A delicious aroma pervaded over the school campus as the students served their dishes, dressed in traditional attire. Staff, students and parents patronized the fest and each group tried to attract the visitors with their scrumptious dishes. Prizes were given for the Best Costume, Best Stall and the Highest Collection. The profits made will be used for charity.

KISA Regional Quiz

The school hosted the Regional Level Quiz Competition on behalf of KISA (Karnataka ICSE Schools Association), Bangalore for all its member schools. The event was held on August 21, 2015 with an overwhelming response of 54 schools in Karnataka registering for the Junior Category and 3 schools for the Senior category.
The quiz was conducted for Junior (ICSE) Category in a preliminary written round format, which saw 6 teams, qualify to the finals. The finals had many audio-visual rounds that enthralled the participants and audience alike. Since the Senior Category had only 3 registered schools, a written Preliminary was the decider for the selection of the First, Second and Third places. The host for the quiz was the well-known Quiz master Vinay Mudaliar, Founder of "Mind Cogs", India's fast emerging quiz venture. With his quick wit and stage presence, he held the audience captive with a lively quiz. The different rounds in the Junior Category, witnessed a battle of grey cells going down to the wire for the third place. The audience too had a field day with a number of questions directed at them winning rewards for the same.
The Valedictory ceremony after the finals had the Prize distribution ceremony by the Chief Guest Mr. Nagendra G.L, CEO & Head of Ciftech Solutions, a software company, focussing on Education & Healthcare sectors. The entire experience was enriching with the much expected adrenaline rush which instilled a spirit of quizzing in all the participants which is echoed in the feedback given by the Teacher Co-ordinators and students from various schools. The event concluded with lunch and fellowship on a successful note with a lot of camaraderie shared between the students of different schools.
The Winners in both the Junior and Senior Category was St. Paul’s English School who will represent the State of Karnataka at the National Level Quiz Competition to be held on September 18th in Trissur, Kerala.

Independence Day

Carmelites were geared up with a sense of patriotic fervour to celebrate the 69th Independence Day Celebrations. Principal Mrs. Florence D’ Souza welcomed the Chief Guest Mr. Manjunath, Vice-President, Asia Pacific RTP Controls Limited, who is also an alumnus of the school. The hoisting of the tricolour by the Chief Guest and the dignitaries was followed by colourful performances by students of Primary section. A song and dance performance depicting Unity in Diversity was the highlight of the day. Director Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes urged the students to follow the virtues of the Late Shri Abdul Kalam and be the change you wish to see in our country. The Chief Guest gave an appealing speech emphasizing the fact that today Indians are on par with their counterparts in other countries where work skills are concerned and to stay on and contribute to India’s progress rather than be a part of the brain drain by migrating to other countries.

Horlicks wizkids

Students of class 10 participated in Horlicks wizkids, an inter-school competition held on July 23, 2015 at Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Bhavan. Sagar, Dipendar and Kushal Kumar of class 10 won the second prize in wiz kids got talent event. The Carmelites were acknowledged as the best cheering school and the most enthusiastic school awards.

Carmel Feast

July 16th was celebrated as the Feast of our Lady Carmel, the patroness of our institution . The celebration began with a Holy mass by Rev Father Santa Lopez who gave a sermon about the nobility of teaching profession and the role of mentors in keeping the students motivated, facilitating their development at every stage. The Management provided the much needed break for the Mentors with a weekend trip to Madikeri.

Book exhibition

Carmel in association with Scholastic India organised a book exhibition for students and parents on August 1, 2015. This is an attempt to inculcate reading habit in students and encourage them to read different genre of books. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Florence D' Souza.

Motivational talk

Sporting tips were given to the students representing school in various sporting events like Badminton, Cricket, Throwball, Volleyball and athletics on July 24th by Mr. Arjun Devaiah, honorary Director of Abhimanyu Academy. A recipient of the State Level Rajyothsava award and Ekalavya award, he gave valuable insights into being a disciplined sportsperson. He applauded the parents for encouraging students in sports along with academics.

Author’s visit

Students of Middle school had an interactive session on July 11th with the Author Nandini Vajpai, who has written many books , the most famous being “Red Turban white Horse.” She shared her experience as a writer and gave valuable tips to students to hone their skills in writing. The students had many queries which showed their enthusiasm in pursuing the literary field as a hobby or career.

Carmel Recreation Club

Carmel Recreation Club was inaugurated on 26th June . The club is an initiative by the school to introduce several co-curricular activities to promote and nurture talent in the children for holistic development. Verbattle for debating skills, Curiosity the Science Club, We Move Theatre, Robotics and Aeromodelling, Inspiration Unlimited for Public Speaking and Personality Development, Music Club (Guitar & Keyboard), Badminton, Athletics, Cricket, Vedic Maths and Handwriting have been introduced. The resource people from various clubs spoke about the skills being honed in children and answered the queries of parents present at the inauguration.
Administrator, Mr. Roshan Menezes thanked the parents for their support in encouraging the children to be part of the various events available and also advised the students to be committed in pursuing the chosen activity.

Mindspark Achievers 2014-15

Mindspark is an adaptive learning programme in Mathematics by Educational Initiatives. A number of students from classes 1, 2 and 3 have been recognized as achievers for having done the maximum number of problems.
Intra class Activity
Shloka Recitation was conducted for students of Classes 1 and 2 which saw enthusiastic participation. The winners from the classes were awarded certificates for the same.

Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture Ceremony was held on June, 14th to induct the Student Council members for the academic year 2015-16. The Chief Guest Mr.Roshan Menezes, Administrator, Carmel High School was welcomed by the solemn march and general salute. He pinned the badges and advised the newly elected leaders to have a positive approach to any situation and encouraged them to imbibe the core values of leadership like humility, courage, integrity, compassion, humour, passion and wisdom. Principal Dr. Florence D'Souza led the Student Council in oath. Apart from the Head Boy Ashish B and the Head girl Keerthana, leaders for Discipline, Literary and Cultural events, Captains and Vice Captains for Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz houses were also elected. The leader designates promised to shoulder the responsibility entrusted to them with commitment to ensure that the Carmel flag keeps flying high.

Environment Day

As part of the World Environment Day celebrations, an array of activities like drawing, collage making, poster making and solo singing with the theme on Nature were conducted for students from Primary to High School. The Chief Guest Mrs. Sandhya Menezes, Principal, Carmel P.U. College began the day with the traditional planting of sapling and advised the students on the importance of environment friendly habits and gave tips on the same. Administrator, Mr. Roshan Menezes administered the oath and announced the initiation of a new programme as part of the Carmel Global Citizens Club in school, to conserve energy and water. Principal Dr. Florence D' Souza, conducted an environmental quiz which saw enthusiastic participation by the students. A skit on keeping our surroundings clean was enacted by the High School students. Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes gave certificates of appreciation to the winners of various events.


The Management and staff congratulate the toppers from both ICSE and State Boards for their excellent performance in the Examinations.

Kushal M

Abhishek R

Shashank Bairy R

Prajwal S Belagavi

Srivatsan V

Aditya P Mirji

Abhilash S

Nitin R

Prathiksha R.V

Divyashree S


Anush V Kini

Monisha V

Shushma P

Suneeth N

Gaurav Dutt

Annapurna L

Nitin B.S

Shreya J

Rashmi M

Mahima Satheesh

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