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News and Events of 2014-2015

Carmel Cleanliness Campaign

Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan campaign has triggered the social responsibility of Carmelites in not only keeping their campus clean but also the surrounding vicinity. In this regard the members of Eco and Community Service Clubs from Carmel Pre University College and Members of Global Citizens Club from Carmel School initiated the “Carmel Cleanliness Campaign”, on November 21st. The event was inaugurated by thelocalCorporator Mr. S.H Padmaraj and Director of Eco Tree Solutions, Mr. Ish Kumar with his team. The Corporator promised to extend his support to the Campaign through which Carmelites aspire to realize Gandhiji’s dream of Clean India. The Administrator Mr. RoshanMenezes expressed the need to be compassionate about the BBMP workers and appreciated their effort in keeping our city clean and urged everyone present to refrain from littering. He also mentioned that this Campaign will be an ongoing one, wherein every Friday, Carmelites will spend an hour of their time cleaning the surroundings.
College Principal Mrs. SandhyaMenezes administered the Cleanliness pledge with a promise to initiate the quest for cleanliness with oneself, one’s family and locality. Director Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, well-wishers, staff, students and the members of the surrounding neighbourhood graced the event to showing their support for this worthy cause.
Mr. Suresh Kumar, MLA also appreciated the cleanliness drive and the efforts  by the management and the students.The enthusiasm displayed by the young Carmelites with brooms in hand showed that that they were totally committed towards working for a cause rather than applause.
This Campaign has inspired the other Carmelites who have shown an overwhelming response to be a part of this initiative in the weeks and months to come with a vision to ensure that the roots of this campaign spread to the neighbourhood in bringing about a clean, green and healthy Bangalore.



Children’s Day

14th November was made special by teachers conducting games like treasure hunt which was enjoyed by the students. A special prayer was conducted by the Director Academics, Mrs. Dorothy Menezes followed by a dance and skits by the mentors who entertained the students. The highlight of the day was a humorous skit performed by the masters depicting the life of a student and the various situations they deal with at school.



Rajyothsava Day

Rajyothsava Day was celebrated on November 1st. The event began by the hoisting of the flag by the Director Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes who highlighted the importance of the day with focus on values, discipline and responsibility. Patriotic songs and dances were enjoyed by one and all



Food fest

A Food fest was conducted by the students of Class 10 as a part of SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work) on November7th. The display of culinary delights from various States of India was not only a feast for the eyes but also tantalised the taste buds. The stalls were eye catching as the students were dressed in ethnic attire representing the various states. Prizes were given for the Best Costume, Best Stall and the Highest Collection. It was patronised by the staff, students and parents and the profits made were used for charity.



Achievements

Mrs.Sarala Jain
TAFIT 2014 aims to promote high quality and innovative teaching in schools and recognizes and acknowledges the teachers towards the same. In this regard  Mrs. Sarala Jain, Mentor in the Hindi Department wasamong 17 winners of theTeachers Award For Innovative Teaching (TAFIT2014). Mrs. Sarala Jain of Carmel High School ,Basaveshwaranagar, was honoured with TAFIT2014 award for her innovative inspiring teaching methodologies , use of technology and authentic pupil learning. Mrs.Sarala Jain believes that every teacher should have a wish to learn and adapt to the changing time and have faith in every child that he or she is a STAR performer.


ShreyasRajeUrs of class 10 and Aryaman of class 9 have been selected to take part in the State Level U-16 Cricket tournament at Belgaum by the Department of Public Instruction. Cricket coach Mr. William was selected as the team manager for Team Bangalore for the tournament held at Belgaum and played against Mysore to secure the third place. He has been acknowledged for providing valuable inputs to the team.
Pranav B of 3D qualified to the U-10 Quarter finals of the 11th Ramesh Padukone- MehulSirur Memorial Inter School badminton tournament.


Pooja .P of class 9Dhas represented at many District, State, National and International Taekwondo Championships and has won many medals for the same. Based on her performance in National Open Taekwondo Championships held at Pune in October, she has been selected to represent our country in 6th Common Wealth Taekwondo Championships in Junior Female under 46 Kg Wt. Category  at Edinburg, Scotland on November 15th & 16th. The Management and staff are proud of her achievement and wish her the very best for the future.


Brijesh K of 1A won a Bronze Medal from Karnataka Taekwondo Association.
ShashankBairy of class 10 C was selected as the School Topper in the NIE Think and Learn Challenge and participated at the City Finals to win the 8th Rank.


AdityaMuralidhar of Class 6B made headlines in Bengaluru Aero Modelling Show (BAMS), 2014 by flying his self -made plane . His plane although  made from waste foam flew at 50 miles per hour.


KruthikNandan of class3B has been declared the “Sparkie Champ of the week”from December 1st to 7th for his sparkling performance and gaining the maximum number of Sparkies.


Teachers day

September 13th was a hubbub of activity with the Student Council making preparations for Teachers day celebrations along with the students from class 10. Fun games like Tug of War, entertainment in the form of dance and melodious songs were enjoyed by one and all. The students also invited teachers to display their talents which were indeed a feast for the eyes of all present there.



Sports Meet

The 47th Annual Sports Meet was held on September 25th & 26th at Ambedkar Stadium. There was a ceremonious guard of Honour and the sports meet was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. KarthikRao, Consultant - Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia, alumni who relived his school days and stressed on the importance of sports and fitness. The oath taking was led by the Sports Leader YashasGowda, promising on behalf of all Carmelites to play in the true spirit of sportsmanship. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function was the Karnataka batsman Karun Nair who played for Rajasthan Royals in the last IPL season. The advice he gave to the cricket crazy Carmelites was” Winning is not everything, it’s wanting to win that matters.” A gamut of sporting events included athletics, relay, gymnastics, taekwondo and the colourfulumbrella and aerobic displays. The highlight of the event was also the Innovative Band display. The overall Championship from both Middle School and High School was bagged by the Sapphire House.






Different Strokes-2014

“Different Strokes” the inter school talent fest in memory of the founder Late Alexander Menezeswas hosted on October 21st. There was an overwhelming response from students from various schools participating in about 32 events in Literary, Cultural and Art. The fest was a platform for students to showcase their talents galore. Some of the events included were fashion designing, aircrash, pot painting, nail art, Bollywood dance, Parent and me, Unique talent, jewellery designing, extempore, IT Quiz, photography, Little chef, fashion show and so on. The Guests of Honour were Radhika Pundit, popular actress from Kannada Film industry and the witty and popular RJ, Anchor and Comedian Danish Sait from Fever104 FM who enthralled the audience with his pranks. They also appreciated the display of talents which held the audience captive with their creativity and precision. The Rolling Trophy was bagged by Presidency School, RT Nagar for getting the highest number of points and their overall performance in the event.



Alexander Memorial Volleyball Tournament

The 14th Edition of Alexander Memorial Volleyball Tournament was hosted   on October 30th& 31st. The event was inaugurated by Director Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes. The Administrator Mr. RoshanMenezes wished all the participants the very best. The Chief Guest for the tournament was a National Volleyball player Mr. Raison BenettRebello who gave tips to enhance the players’ skills. The Rolling trophy was won by Shantiniketan, Mico Layout and the Runners Up Trophy by the host school. Captain Shreyas was adjudged the best passer.



Achievements

BhavanaParakh of 7Dparticipated in the painting competition conducted by ISKCON, Rajajinagar, and Bangalore.



Bhavesh Patel of 4A was adjudged the Abacus champion award in the competition held in Chennai.

ChinmayiRai of I B has won the II prize in colouring competition held at ISKCON.  NishanthBairy of 3B and Sanjay. S of 1D have won special awards for the same.

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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