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News and Events of 2016-2017
Alexander Memorial Volleyball Tournament:
"Champions aren't made in the gym - Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision" - By Cassuys Clay Our Institution gives importance to sports & athletics. It has a direct relevance to the reality of life for which we nurture our students to take on headstrong, as "It never gets easier, you just get better". This is the mindset we instill in our students. In the words of our founder, Late Mr. Alexander Menezes "Devotion to duty is not a sacrifice, It is justification to your existence in this world. It was his driving enthusiasm that propelled our management to organize a Volley Ball tournament annually in his loving memory. The 16th Edition of Alexander Memorial Volleyball Tournament was hosted on October 27th & 28th 2016. 18 schools participated in the tournament, which was inaugurated by our Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes and the other Guests of Honour were Administrator, Mr. Roshan Menezes, Principal Dr. Florence D’Souza and Principal of Carmel P U College, Mrs. Sandya 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. Nikhil V, Captain of Carmel High School was acknowledged as the t attacker. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory function was Indian Volleyball player, Mr. Karthik , who appreciated the players and applauded the parents for their support and encouragement for the same.


49th Annual Athletic Meet

The Annual Athletic meet held on 28th and 29th September 2016 began with invoking the grace and blessings of the Almighty over all gathered looking forward to a day of enthusiasm. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Govinde Gowda, Block Education Officer, North 1 Range, Department of Education, Karnataka, who declared the 49th sports meet open and appreciated the management for encouraging sports. Rohit Gowda, the sports leader, being the torch bearer, took the oath of team spirit and sportsmanship to unfurl a day loaded with events displaying the intrepidity of our Carmelites in various track and non - track events with their mettle and athleticism. Various displays of Band, Yoga, Zumba, Cycling, Taekwondo, Gymnastics were performed by students and were appreciated by all. Chief Guest for the valedictory function was Mrs. Pramila Aiyappa, Indian Heptathlete and Olympian, congratulated the winners with trophies. The overall championship for Middle School was bagged by Emerald House and for High School by Sapphire House.




FELICITATION TO ADMINISTRATOR

Our administrator sir Mr. Roshan Menezes received A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for outstanding individual achievements and distinguished services in the field of education constituted by none other than Hon. Shri Shivraj V. Patil, former speaker Lok Sabha, Union Home minister and governor of Punjab. A visionary, a role model for students , a proficient for teachers our administrator sir has contributed a lot to the progress of Carmel education society over two decades. Today we know that technology is an important tool in education. But our administrator sir foresaw this way back in 2000 when he inaugurated the Milleneum block and computer zone. He ensured that teachers were also equipped to use technology providing opportunities to help them. Today carmel has come a long way with smart board in every class room. The need for global dimension in curriculum was felt by our administrator and with this in mind Carmel in association with British council has had a number of programmes successfully. Teachers exchange programmes with schools in UK,receiving the internation school award in 2010, youth sport leadership camp and the initiation of global ciitizen’s club are few of them. He has played a major role in spear heading a number of activities by GCC on environment conservation, issues on malnutrition and human rights. Tying up with Schneider Electric for energy conservation to Reap Benefit over the last years for water and energy conservation and implementing rain water harvesting has shown his passion towards contributing to the environment. Swachh Bharat Programme, the cleanliness drive an initiative was very close to his heart. This year the installation of solar panels to conserve energy and give back something to the society shows his untiring efforts in this direction. Our administrator has always encouraged sports and has provided infrastructure, coaching and programmes to encourage sporting talents and students. The inauguration of sports arena in 2011, introduction of leapstart programme and sports club with various activities has seen some of the best leave the portals of the institution excelling in cricket, taekwondo, badminton and so. He has also provided platform to encourage cultural and literary talents as well as scientific temper with inter school events like different Strokes, Spectrum or Scifica. To celebrate the occasion college staff members had organized felicitation on 27th October 2016. Administrator sir addressed the gathering


Achivements:

A P J Abdul Kalam Excellence Award
Mr. RoshanMenezes, Administrator of Carmel High School & Carmel P.U CollegeBasaveshwarnagar & Secretary of Carmel Education Society has been conferred the A.P.J Abdul Kalam Excellence Award for outstanding individual achievements and distinguished services in the field of education constituted by the “Citizens Integration Peace Society”. He was awarded on October 15th at New Delhi by Hon. Shri. Shivraj Patel, Former LokSabha Speaker and Union Home Minister and Governer of Punjab amidst dignitaries such as Dr. BhismaNarain Singh, Former Governor and Union Minister and Major. (Retd) VedPrakashto name a few. Our Administrator has also been awarded the “Rattan Rashtriya Award” by the Global Economic Council earlier. He being a powerhouse of ideas has been proactive in initiating and adopting new pedagogies, improving competencies of the faculty, enabling them to unleash possibilitiesof growth in terms of individuality and nurturing such as environment. He has also introduced constructive programmes to mould our students’ career through channels such as career guidance sessions, environment sustenance programmes and adding a global dimension to the curriculum adding an edge to effective learning. Thus with our Administrator at the helm of affairs creating such a conducive environment for our highly motivated staff with cohesiveness, Carmel is taking firm, progressive strides unfurling enormous potential and opportunity for the years to come. The Management, Staff and students congratulate him on his achievement.


Innovating Teaching Techniques
Mrs. BinduJayakumar, Mentor & Head of the Department of English won the second prize at the National Level in an essay writing competition on 'Innovating Teaching Techniques', conducted as part of Teachers' Day contest by Viva Education last year. The prize winning entries have been published this year in a book titled "Teachers on Teaching" a copy of which was presented to her.


Make your teacher famous competition
“Make Your Teacher Famous Competition” was held by Tata Edge in September 2016. Students were requested to send in entries about their teachers. Deeksha Surya of VIIIStd made it to the top among 1100 entries and made her teacher Ms. Aparna K famous. She also won her teacher a tablet by winning this competition.

Mindspark– Teacher Forum:
Ms. Nandini P R of Primary Department has topped among 200 Schools across the country. She was appreciated on Teacher’s Day for her novel ideas and valuable contribution in teaching strategies at Mindspark - Teacher Forum.


Nursery Block Activities:

Post man:
Students wrote a letter to their parents and apostman arrived to collect their letters. There was a discussion between the postman and the students. They learnt about his profession and duties.


Policeman:
The interaction between the policeman and students was very effective. A lot of information was given to the children on how the police provide protection to people, control traffic on the road and maintain law and order in the city. The students were happy to have an interaction with the police officials.


Gardener:
The gardener’s visit made the children know more about the various techniques involved in gardening. He also spoke on the usage of different kinds of toolssuch as spade, scissors etc., and explained about the different pesticides and the manure to be used for the healthy growth of a plant. Students were happy to learn about the different types of plants grown in gardens and their importance.


Doctor:
When the students met the doctor in their classroom they were excited and curious to know about their profession. And the instruments used by them. The doctor discussed about hygienic habits and healthy food to be consumed to stay fit. The doctor asked the children tovisit a doctor take rest and eat healthy food when they are sick.


Fire fighter:
A demo was conducted by a fire fighter personnel. The children were very curious to see the fire –fighter put out the fire. He also informed the children about the dangers of playing with fire. Thus, the children were very much benefitted by these informative sessions held as part of our curriculum.


49th Annual Sports Day
Nursery (on 26th August 2016):

The Chief guest for the event was Mr. H. T SudhirRao,Head of supply chain at Fitkits Education and Training Pvt Ltd. He is the creator of Leapstart and also a state level cricket player. The events for the day began with a march past. Tiger being the Mascot, followed by a colourful display and various colourful races such as savings for future, scare crow, Dog and the bone, chicken race etc., were conducted and the winners were awarded with trophies.

49th Annual Sports Day
Primary School (on 26th August 2016)

The Chief Guestfor this event was Mr. H. T Sudhir Raj, Principal and Chairman of PhysicalEducation Department at Bangalore University.Sports meet began with general salute and march-past followed by colourful display. MascotHarshith of IV A led the march-past troops. The inaugural dance presented by Zumbawas followed by hurdle race,LeapstartDisplay and other various colourful races such as flat race, island walk, dumble race, sack race, scooping the balletc., and the winners were awarded with trophies.

Drawing Competition

Navneeth Publishers conducted Drawing Competition in the month of August. 800 students participated and 20 students won prizes.

Teacher's Day Celebration

The day was dedicated to teachers who play a prominent role in the lives of their students. They are the torch bearers of change who act as a guide for life, show the path towards success and enrich the personality of their students by imparting ethical and academic knowledge. September 3rd dawned bright and clear for the celebration of teachers’ day in Carmel High School. The day had an emotional and recreational touch. The program was symbolic of the gratitude, love, and respectthe students had for their teachers. The students made all the preparations with a lot of energy and excitement. The previous day witnessed the various sporting skills of the teachers. The performance of students,meant exclusively for teachers, was a memorable one. Students across the school exhibited their talents as a treat to the teachers. Rock band, bollywood dance and skit made the day enjoyable. The students made great effort and ensured that the teachers enjoyed every moment of the programme. It was a proud moment for teachers when each of them was complimented for a special characteristic in them. On the whole it was an impressive programme. The students’ programme was followed by a wonderful party arranged by the management. The teachers who had completed 10, 15 or 20 years of service were honoured. The party witnessed many teachers participating and winning in fun games. It made an impression in the heart of every teacher. On the whole, it was a day to be cherished.

Hindi Day

Hindi day was celebrated on 1st September 2016. The chief guests were Mrs. Saroja Vyas, Director, Shabdh SahityikSanstha, and Mr. AshwinKarthik,Business analyst at ANZ. He is the first quadriplegic cerebral palsy student in India to have become an engineering graduate. Various awards were conferred on him. Some of them are- VeerSavarkar Award in the year 2009, Helen Keller Award in 2011, National Award for being a Role Model, Bangalore Youth Icon in2014, KaramveerPuraskar High Achiever Award (Delhi) in 2015. Various competitions such as debate, elocution, antakshri, collage making, poetry recitation etc.,were conducted. The winners were awarded with 10 gram and 5 gram silver coins and certificates. The prizes were sponsored by Prakash Jewelers, Rajajinagar. This year's theme was "Maa Tuje Salam". A skit onthe importance of mother was enacted. A dance, a drama showcasing all forms of women, and a fancy dress highlighting the great personalities and their mothers were presented.

The Class Edge Classroom Champions

Class Edge Classroom Champion launched by Tata Class Edge recognized teachers who have been flag bearers in the adoption of technology in classroom teaching. Over 1500 teachers from more than 250 schools spread across the country participated in the competition. ClassEdge Classroom was rolled out in January 2016 and evaluations were conducted in three levels- School, Zonal & National. At National level, a panel of eminent educators and academicians judged the presentation that teachers made to demonstrate the innovative use of technology blended with effective hands-on learning methods in classroom. Following are the teachers who participated in the competition from our esteemed school and emerged as winners or runners at School and Zonal level.

Participants

Runner [School Level]

Winner [ Zonal Level]

HaseenaBegaum

Swetha R

Aparna K

Vandana M N

Swetha R

Aparna K

Rama Sundari

Shubha C


Achievements

Teaching Excellence Award 2016:

Mrs. Sarala Jain of Hindi Department bagged the “Teaching Excellence Award 2016” in the category Innovative Teaching Strategies in Hindi. The award was hosted by S Chand Publications in collaboration with the Progressive Teacher Magazine.Mrs. Sarala Jain was chosen by a panel of experts and jury members from among 4000 entries. She is adept at making learning Hindiinteresting and fun. She caters to her students with her creative and hands on activities.

Speedi Swim Competition

Shreya Chandrashekar of VIII C participated in theInternational‘Speedi Swim’ Competition which was heldon 20th December 2015 at Singapore Sports School,Singapore. She has won Gold Medal in 25 m Breaststroke Kicking Silver Medal in 25 m Freestyle Gold Medal in 25 m Breaststroke Gold Medal in 25 m Backstroke
Students from the Middle School participated in the Yoga Competition held on 21st August 2016 conducted by Shiva Jyothi Yoga centre. Chandan E of VII ‘B’ bagged the first Place and VibhaSwamy of VI ‘C’, Yasaswini of V ‘B’, and ShashankB of VI ‘A’ were awarded with consolation prizes.
Bhavana R of class VIII ‘D’ participated in KISA – KARNATAKA ICSE SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION Swimming competition held in De Paul International Residential School, Mysore, on 23rd August 2016. Bhavana R has won Gold Medal in 100 m Freestyle Gold Medal in 50 m Backstroke Bronze in 100 m Backstroke Bhavana R is selected for National level 100 m free style and 50 m Backstroke which will be held in the month of October in Hyderabad

KISA VOLLEY BALL

KISA Volleyball tournament was organized by Carmel High School in the month of August 2016. 31 boys’ teams and 14 girls’ teams participated. The winners among the boys’ teams were MES Kishore Kendra and runners up were St. Johns’ High School. The Winners among the girls’ teams were Deccan International School and the runners were Sri Kumaran’s High School.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Independence Day was celebrated at Carmel High School. TheNational Flag was hoisted and National Anthem was sung and played by the school band.

Nursery Block Activities


Artifacts Exhibition: Things which were passed from one generation to another were exhibited. Parents were taken aback to memory lane. Children got to know the meaning of artifacts and they compared the modern day technology with traditional way of living. Live garden creatures such as bees, ants, snail, cockroach, housefly, grasshopper etc were brought to school and the children observed their body parts, movements, colour, shape and size through a magnifying glass. The children were overwhelmed to see the live creatures. Some of them were scared while some were curious to touch them. Other activities conducted were pattern making, identify animals in their natural habitat, parts of the body – collage work, how a seed matures and grows into a plant?

Achievements:
Amrutha, Class IV, has been declared as Sparkie Champ for her sparkling performance in Mindspark. ‘Sparkie Champ of the Week’ is declared on the basis of gaining highest number of sparkies during that particular week.
Pranav M, Class III, has been declared as Sparkie Champ for his sparkling performance in Mindspark (11th July - 17th July) ‘Sparkie Champ of the Week’ is declared on the basis of gaining highest number of sparkies during that particular week.
SHRITAN A JAIN of KG II participated in interclub roller skating competition 2016 held on 14th Feb 2016 at Ambedkar statdium, Basaweshwar nagar skating club rink, BENGALURU. In the age group below 6yrs representing Hampinagar Sports Club.
CATEGORY :- TENACITY and secured 2nd place in two events.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, THE PATRON OF OUR INSTITUTION

The celebration began with a Holy mass celebrated byRev. Fr. Eric Rodrigues, President of Carmel Education Society, and Rev. Fr. Richard Menezes, the priestemphasized the significance of a teacher with very good examples. He said that good teachers with values would build a just society and substantially decrease the crime rate that we are witnessing today. A teacher is someone who works selflessly without expecting self-recognition or reward. The Sugar added in water changes the taste of water. The water tastes sweet butnobody sees the sugar in the solution. A good teacher is like sugar.
Rev. Fr. Eric Rodrigues, President of Carmel Education Society, emphasized the significance of a teacher. A teacher’s job is not a profession but a vocation to bring up a new generation not only intellectually, but also with moral and spiritual values. Education is all round development of a student. A guru is the one who helps a child to grow morally, spiritually and intellectually. Rev. Father appreciated the teachers for their good work and congratulated them for playing an active role in shaping the future of our country.
Carmel high school has always worked towards sustainability and conservation of water and power. The school has adopted solar power to generate electricity and thereby doing their bit for the society and the environment.
The people who helped us served day and night were congratulated and presented with a token of appreciation.

FOOD FEST

Food fest was organised by students of X Std on July 22, 2016. Dishes from all over India were advertised using creative costumes and sold to students. Staff, students and parents patronised the stalls and each group participated with enthusiasm. Prizes were given for the Best costume, Best Stall and Highest Collection. The profits will be used for charity. It was a very good exposure for students to learn budgeting and marketing.

POCSO

PARIHAR, an NGO functioning at the office of the commissioner of police, Bangalore, provides various services to women, children and their family. They include VANITHA SAHAYA VANI (Women helpline) MAKKALA SAHAYA VANI (Child Helpline) and many other services.
PARIHAR – MAKKALA SAHAYAVANI has been involved in various awareness programmes for students, parents, teachers and support staff on various topics like child safety, child rights, child abuse (POCSO Act) child related issues, parenting awareness.
Our school is the first school to conduct awareness programme on POCSO Act to all the staff, teachers, support staff and van drivers.
ACP Mr. S. K Umesh was the chief guest; he highlighted the challenges faced by the police in maintaining law and order.

Yoga Competition

Carmel High School students participated in “All India Open Yogasana Championship” organized by International Krishna Yoga Association held at Malleshwaram. 43 students participated in this event and 15 of them secured ‘A’ grades and the students were encouraged with consolation and participation certificates. Yoga teacher Nethravathy was awarded “Yoga Shiromani “award for her excellence performance.

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day was observed on 21st June. The day began with a prayer. The importance of yoga, which embodies the unity of mind and body as well as thought and action, was highlighted. Yoga teacher Ms. Nethravathy demonstrated various asanas like Vrikshasana, Vajrasana, Sethubandasana and many more with the help of students. She pointed out that it brings stability to the body, increases blood circulation, and relieves pain and tension. The demonstration ended with a pledge to practice yoga and become healthy, peaceful and loving human beings.

Environment Day Celebrations

The environmental week was held in the campus from 5th June to 11th June 2016. Various competitions like bulletin board decoration, garbage diet, and quiz were conducted throughout the week for the students. On 11th June the chief guests Ms. Kavitha Principal of Jubilee International Public School and Dr. Jeevan D’Cunha, Director of Global Education Initiatives, planted saplings and prizes were distributed to the winners.

Investiture Ceremony:

The School held its investiture ceremony and environment day celebration. The student council for the academic year 2016-17 took charge. The chief guests were Ms.Kavitha B V, Principal of Jubilee International Public School, and Dr. JeevanD’Cunha, director of Global Education Initiatives. Administrator Mr. RoshanMenezes addressed the gathering. The chief guests advised the student leaders to set an example and become responsible citizens.
The following students were elected for different posts.
Head Boy Sanchith B Anand (High School)
  Aditya V (Middle School)
Head Girl SuvantaKulkarani (High School)
  Hrushita B (Middle School)
Discipline Leaders Paras D Shah, Chandana Gowda (High School)
  Tarun and Lavina G Khandelwal (Middle School)
Cultural Leaders Harshitha S, Basvesh B R (High School)
Sports Leaders Rohith Gowda, Kavyashree (High School)
Literary Leaders Sachith Seth, Sindhu M B (High School)

VALUES THROUGH ILLUSION

Challenges, Changes, Connection, Coordination, Correction, Commitment and Character. Mr. Rajesh Fernando exhibited different illusions to make his presentations on the importance of the C’s in the life of a teacher, who has to guide the children lovingly and see them progress gradually. The resource person Mr. Rajesh Fernando explained, at length, how the different C’s would enhance our minds and hearts as teachers which would in turn be reflected on generations of human race that the teachers wield their influence and mould in their classrooms. On the whole, the session was on value inculcation with a difference – through illusions.

TEACHER COUNSELOR

The resource person Dr. Ravindran urged the teachers to go beyond the syllabi, he encouraged them to connect subjects to real life as teaching – learning, according to him, has to be relevant in daily life. The teacher needs to be a guide. Hence, in school the teacher has twin duties which are of equal importance. One– as an instructor, guide and counselor, helping the student to know oneself, his/her ability, aptitude, interest, personality, value system and so on. Dr. Ravindran provided seven tips for effective classroom management – definiteness, consistency, persistency, interest, friendliness, calmness and positivity. Overall it was an enlightening session with very strong messages flavoured with humour.

MINDFULNESS IN TEACHING

Mind - fullness in teaching program was conducted by resource person Ms. FathimaKhadeer. The importance of being mindful in teaching was emphasized. It is vital to be mindful in teaching as the teachers deal with young minds and need to be alert to create situations and provide the opportunities for decision making by the students. The students need to be capable of analyzing different situations and take the correct decisions for their individual welfare and that of the family and society as a whole.

TOPPERS IN ICSE EXAMS March / April 2016

CARMEL EDUCATION SOCIETY(R) The Management Congratulates the Principal, Staff & Students CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL on the successful results in the board exam


JAY H SHAH
98.17%


RISHI CHORDIA
97.50%


YASHASWINI J Y
96.83%


VIJAYA MADHURI T A
96.67%


POOJA P
96.17%


CHAITANYA
95.67%


NIKHIL KUMAR L
95%


DHRITHI S
94.83%


ASHIKA HUBLI
94.67%


MONISHA V
94.5%


SIDDHARTH K RAO
94.5%


NIKHIL T
93.5%

TOPPERS IN STATE BOARD EXAMS March / April 2016


RAKSHITHA R
92.32%


AMOGH M K
90.24%


SHRADDHA JAIN
89.76%


YASHWANTH P
89.60%


SHARMILA CHOWDHURI
88.32%


HRISHIKESH KARNIK
86.24%


CHANDAN K
85.76%


DARSHAN U
85.76%


ANIRUDDH NAYAK
85.60%


CHETANAA M V
84.80%


HARSHITHA G N
84.64%


CHETAN B
82.4%


BALI TRIP

The international trip for teachers this year was to the exotic Indonesian island of Bali with its forested volcanic mountains, rice fields, monuments, temples and the pristine blue sea and white sand beaches. Sightseeing included Ubud the heart of Bali and Mount Batur at Kintamani village. The cultural heritage was visible at Bura Taman Ayun temple and Tanah Lot watching the magical sunset. Benoa beach offered a variety of water sports ranging from parasailing, under sea walk, banana boat and jet skiing. It was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy nature at its best and the teachers echoing that Bali is indeed mystical in its element and entirety.
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