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News and Events of 2014-2015

The Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter - School Debate

Frank Anthony All India Inter – School Debate, Category II, and Stage II was hosted on Tuesday, 19th August, 2014. Nine out of the ten registered schools participated, four outstation and five local schools. The Venue for the debate was the Carmel Sports Arena, Auditorium. The panel of judges for the debate comprised of Mrs. Maya Menon, Founder Director, Teacher Foundation,Dr.M.C.Prakash, and Associate Professor of English from VVS First Grade College for Women and Mr. Mathew P Thomas, Vice Principal of Indian Academy PU College. The Moderator for the event was Mrs. Syed Sultan Ahmed, Director of EduMedia.
The event began with a brief inauguration with an invocation song and lighting of the lamp followed by welcoming all the participating schools, teacher coordinators, parents and the audience comprising of the host school, VLS International School and Presidency School, Nandini Layout, Bangalore. The Administrator Mr.RoshanMenezes revealed the topic “Are extreme weather patterns the result of Global Warming?” wishing the participants the very best. The participants were provided resources at the library for the preparation time of one hour.
The debate commenced at 11am with the introduction of the judges and a brief account of   Mr. Frank Anthony and the rules of the debate by the moderator. It was evident that the teams were well prepared and all the teams exhibited great oratory skills. The highlight of the debate was the rebuttal round where the participants fielded a volley of questions and answered them defending their point of view with fervour. At the end of the interesting debate which concluded at 2p.m, Campion School from Mumbai, (MA-005) walked away with the Best Winning Team Award. SujayChoksey from Campion School, Mumbai (MA-005) was adjudged the Best speaker, Vaisnavi Deepak from Presidency School, Nandini Layout, Bangalore (KA-023) was the I Runner up Speaker and PratyushGhosh from Campion School Mumbai (MA-005) was the II Runner up Speaker. The Prizes were given away by the judges and the salver to the winning team by the Director Academics, Mrs. Dorothy Menezes. The judges and especially the moderator provided useful inputs to all the participants to hone their skills further which was well appreciated.
The event was an enriching experience for all present and went on smoothly with the participating schools giving a positive feedback regarding the hospitality of the host school and the organising of the event. The event concluded with lunch and fellowship on a successful note with a lot of camaraderie between students and teachers from different schools.

 



Independence Day Celebrations

The 68th Independence day was celebrated with the hoisting of the tricolor by The Guest of Honour, Mr. Samir Baid, entrepreneur alumni of the school.The ceremony began with the march past accompanied with beats of the school band, followed by the melodious rendition of VandeMataram by the choir group which evoked a sense patriotism among all present. The Chief Guest gave a meaningful speech highlighting the importance of eye donation and also advising the students to be patriotic in the true sense by being law abiding citizens.



ASSET Exams

The Asset Exams were conducted between August 4th to 7th for the students from classes 3 to 10. It is basically a test of Scholastic Skills with application based multiple choice questions conducted by Educational Initiatives.



Achievements

Dikshanth Joshi of X C is the School Topper in the NIE Think and Learn Challenge and won a Samsung Tab for the same.


Pooja P of 9D,participated in the 32nd State Junior Taekwondo Championships at R.N Shetty Stadium, Dharwadon August 8th to 10th, 2014. She won Gold in the Sparring Event, in U-46 Kg Junior Girls Category.


Sameeksha of 3C is the Mindspark Champion for the second time in August.


Hanish of 3A of is also the Mindspark Champion for the month of August.



Scholastic reading inventory ( SRI)

SRI is a reading assessment program introduced this year. The program provides immediate, actionable data on students' reading levels. All students from class 5 to 7 were provided with user name and password and were able to take up online reading test on 10th July 2014 and a report of their lexile scores was generated.



Carmel feast

July 16th was celebrated as the Feast of our Lady of Carmel, the patroness of our institution. The celebration began with a mass by Father DolphyPais who is also the Provincial Minister for the Karnataka Province of Capuchin order. He highlighted the role of the mentors in making the students wise rather than intelligent. He also laid emphasis on the fact that Intelligence Quotient, Emotional quotient and Spiritual Quotient play an important in the holistic development of students.



The library in the Primary Section

The library in the Primary Section was renovated and inaugurated by The Director Academics on July, 19th to enhance the reading habit in students right from the primary level.



Nursery Section – Fancy dress competition

The theme for KG II Fancy Dress Competition was "Different states of India" on 5 July 2014 the theme "People who help us" on July 12th. The tiny tots were dressed colourfully portraying various helpers of the community and enacted beautifully. They displayed their awareness about people and their jobs in our society.



HORLICKS WIZKIDS

The students of Carmel high participated in Horlickswiz kids, the largest inter schoolcompetition in south Asia on 25th July at Jana Jyothi Auditorium. BhoomiTelkar of class-X, Swaraj, Sagar & Kushalof class IX won the prize under wiz kids got a talent category.The Carmelites were acknowledged as the most innovative cheering school-Runner up award.



KISA - DANCE COMPEITION

Dance is the visual presentation of our culture and traditions. St. Francis School hosted KISA regional dance competition on 28th July 2014. Samveda, Devyani, Pratheeksha and Pooja of class X and Sneha and Anusha of class IX performed the folk dance under junior category on the theme of "The beauty of seasons" and won the 2nd prize.
Rhea Harish of X D has won the I prize in Creative writing competition in Cambridge High School ,K.R.Puram. BhavanaNaidu of XD was given a special mention for the same.



DEREK O‛BRIEN QUIZ

Derek O‛ Brien intra school quiz was conducted for both Middle School & High School students on July 30th. The students showed their quizzing skills with quick answers. Aditi V, Prajwal & Hrushitha won the Middle School Quiz whereas Abhay Sharma, Nihal M Sheikh & Rohan were the winners from High School.



Achievements

SameekshaM of III C was the Sparkie Champ of the week at National level in MindSpark.
Rakshith M of XA participated in the District, State and National Skating Championship (in Mumbai ) He has been selected to participate in the International Roller Skating ( Flanders Grand Prix, European Cup) at Belgium on 4th August 2014.
YashpreethBasavarajVoladoddi of class 7th of Carmel High School participated in the 8th WORLD TAEKWONDO CULTURE EXPO COMPETITION held at South Korea on July, 9thand won 1st Rank in POOMSAE and 3rd Rank in KYORUGI categories under 13rs years age group.
Chaitanya .M.T. of Class 8 has secured the 3rd Rank in the Interschool Competition of WIZ NATIONAL SPELL BEE 2013 – 2014 held at Bangalore and received Rs.500 cash.
Shivani.A of Class 5has secured the 6rd Rank in the Interschool Competition of WIZ NATIONAL SPELL BEE 2013 – 2014 held at Bangalore.
Spell bee winners who have excelled among 13 schools in Bangalore(2012-2013)

1.Shivani A IV Secured VI rank
2.KruthikNandan .R II Secured VI rank
3.Ankitha .R I Secured V rank
4.YukthaLasyaDesu II Secured III rank


Carmel Recreational Club

2014-15 saw the introduction of clubs like the Inspiration Club in Public speaking and Leadership Skills, Science Curiosity Club, Sports Club for Badminton & Athletics and Music Club for training in guitar and keyboard. The respective clubs were officially inaugurated from June 25th to 27th. The clubs provide a channel for students to pursue their interest and hone their skills.



Health Checkup

The Management organized a general health checkup by Happy life services for all the students from Nursery to High School between June16th to 23rd.



Cultural Activity

Cultural Leaders and the Student Council organized a competition in Singing for students of High School on June 24th. Students enthusiastically participated in large numbers for the activity.



Global Citizen's Club



As part of creating awareness on Juvenile Diabetes the members of the Global Citizens Club
a) staged a skit in the Assembly on the importance of having a balanced diet to control juvenile diabetes and prevent obesity, which is a major cause of diabetes.
b) arranged a talk by Dr. Veena Bhargava & Dr. Harshini, Clinical nutritionists for all the teachers of the school. The talk gave valuable inputs on eating right and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent and control diabetes.




Environment Day


Environment Day was celebrated on June 5th by Carmelites with a lot of enthusiasm as every year. Colourful posters and slogans adorned the walls on every floor of the school. The traditional custom of planting a sapling was preceded by a talk by Mrs. Suryakumari, a senior teacher. She suggested that students “Raise your voice …not the sea level”, the theme for World Environment Day 2014 and spread awareness to conserve the environment. The Administrator Mr. RoshanMenezes mentioned that awareness can be created in the form of rallies, or other initiatives provided that they are sustained and help in making an impact with the desired effect. The head boy and head girl led the students in oath pledging to think globally but act locally. An environment day quiz was conducted for students of High School. The highlight of the day was a mime presented by the students of class 10 depicting the need to sustain greenery and end deforestation.


Investiture Ceremony


The Investiture Ceremony was held on June 14th to induct the Student Council for the academic year 2014-15. The Chief Guest MrsShanaazFahmidha, an ex teacherCarmel, was welcomed by solemn march and general salute. She pinned the badges and advised the leaders to lead by example, setting a standard for the other students. The Administrator Mr. RoshanMenezes led the student council in oath and encouraged them to follow the core values of leadership like integrity, perseverance, humility, team work and wished them the very best in shouldering their responsibility.. The head boy Abhay Sharma and head girl Shreya, on behalf of the council, thanked the Management, staff and students for their belief in them and promised to do their best. The elected leadersfor Discipline are Aaryan. J and MuskanPatawari, Sports - YashasGowda and Likitha Y.S, Literary - AdityaMirji&BhoomikaRasquina and the Cultural - Ksithij.S & BhoomiTelkar.




CAMBODIA TRIP


The International getaway for the teachers this year was to the historic city of Cambodia. The trip was a mix of sight seeing,adventure,and shopping. The highlight of the trip was famous Angkor Wat temple, the world’s largest single religious monument, the Bayon temple (at Angkor Thom) with its multitude of massive stone faces and Ta Prohm, a Buddhist temple ruin entwined with towering trees.


WONDERLA RESORTS

To mark the celebration of the success of academic year 2013-14 and for a wonderful beginning of 2014-15, the management arranged a day and overnight stay at Wonderla Resorts on 30th and 31st May for the teachers. They became wildly enthusiastic in the rides at the Wonderla park, just letting go ……… andbring out the child in them.





Toppers of STATE and ICSE Board Examinations 2013-14

The students of 10th Standard have achieved 96.47% pass in STATE BOARD and 100% pass in ICSE.

ICSE Toppers 2013 – 14


HARSHINI V.
96.3%


SINDHU K. M.
95.8%


AKASH JANARDHAN
95.8%


KIRAN R. S.
93.8%


SWATHI R.
93.6%


MITESH D. SHAH
93.6%


ARJUN S. KEDLAYA
92.8%


TEJAS D.
92.6%


ASHIKA V.
92.3%


JEEVIKA RAI
92%

STATE Toppers 2013 – 14


SUCHETHA P. S.
92.16%


POOJA J.
90.24%


JAGJITH REDDY N.
89.92%


HARSHITHA I. JAI
88.8%


JANANI P.
88.8%


NAVNEETH UPADYA
88.32%


THARUN VIRAT
87.2%


SPOORTHI S. HANJI
86.24%


DARSHITHA CHHAJER
85.44%


SANJANA R.
84.48%

The Management and staff wishes to congratulate both ICSE & State students for their good performance in the Board Exam 2013-14.


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