On the eve of the Teacher's Day, the school made necessary arrangements for the students to watch the live coverage of the much awaited interaction between our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and school children from seven regions of India, through video conferencing. The session was held at the Manekshaw Centre and was broadcast through web casting and the website of Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Our students watched the live telecast of the event, in the Middle School Auditorium 10am. onwards. The students thoroughly enjoyed the candid answers given by our Prime Minister and were really inspired by the extraordinary talent and determination of many young achievers. They applauded the release of Rs 125 and Rs 10 coins to commemorate 125th birth anniversary off Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President, educationist, teacher and philosopher.
The Columbans recalled their experiences with encouraging and inspiring teachers who have touched their lives and played an instrumental role in shaping their personalities.
The Annual Rhyme & Rhythm competition for the classes IV and V was conducted on 28th August, 2015 to commemorate the death anniversary of our founder, Edmund Ignatius Rice. The theme for the competition for class IV this year was Seasons i.e. Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn. For class V the theme was 'The four elements along with Spirit'. The event was well attended by many guests and enthusiastic parents who were entertained with well recited poems and lively music all based on the theme for the year. The event concluded with prizes being awarded to the deserving winners by the Principal Br. Beddoe himself.
The 69th Independence Day was celebrated in the Middle School with great enthusiasm. The programme began with an inspiring speech by Br. Beddoe. Then students dressed as some prominent freedom fighters raised their famous slogans. This was followed by class 9th and 10th students singing the song "Apani Azadi ko Hum Hargiz Mita Sakte Nahi". Then students dressed as professionals like Doctor, Journalists, Lawyers, etc. came on the stage to sing "Aa Chal Ke Tujhe Main Le Ke Chalun" signifying the contribution of youth in building nation. Thereafter, one class 4th student regarded the assembly with the iconic song "Sare Jahn Se Achha". The programme ended with the National Anthem.
The annual science symposium - SYMSCI 2015 - organised by St. Columba's School on 31 July 2015 witnessed participation by sixteen prestigious schools of Delhi. The event was organised with a view to encourage the students of class 10 from across schools to display their scientific acumen and technical skills through power point presentations and model/exhibit making.
This year, the theme for power point presentations was "LIFE PROCESSES" and "OUR ENVIRONMENT" for model/exhibit making. The following schools participated in these two competitions:-
The awards for the Middle Section were held on 24th July 2015. This year the awards were christened "CHAMPS 2014 - 15".
The Awards ceremony began with the song TRIBUTE TO EDMUND, followed by a floral invocation to the SIGNIFICANT PRESENCE by the Principal Brother Beddoe, the Headmistress of the Middle Section Mrs Sheel, Brother Edwin and Mrs Beddoe.
The students were acknowledged for their achievements in academics with awards like the STAFF SOCIETY AWARD, the PAMELA BAWA AWARD, the UMESH ARORA AWARD, the R.N. DASGUPTA AWARD etc.
It is heartening to see that some of the newly instituted awards acknowledge the efforts of the academically weak students. The awardees for these prestigious awards are selected after several rounds of debates and discussions among the teachers. It has been observed that over the years more of our so called academically weak students have started performing well after their sustained and sincere efforts have been rewarded at the annual awards ceremony. The others are also encouraged to give academics a chance!
Such awards like the K.K. AHLUWALIA AWARD for the most improved student from class 2,3,5,7 and 9. The ANGELO FRANCIS MENDONCA AWARD given for sustained effort from the Enrichment Centre. The RAMCHAND DASS AWARD for the most improved student from class 6. The DEEPA BHATNAGAR HINDI PROTSAHAN AWARD for improvement in Hindi in class 8.
Mere academics are not acknowledged and awarded in isolation but to ensure the holistic development of the Columbans awards like the NIPUN UPADHAYAY AWARD are given to a budding Tendulkar from class 8. The DEEPA BHATNAGAR MUSIC AWARD is a highly coveted award for music. The H.S. SETHI AWARD is given for social service.
The awards ceremony concluded with the two fiercely contested and highly coveted award which every Columban in the Middle Section strives to achieve. The RAMANSUBRAMANYAM AWARD for ALL ROUND EXCELLENCE which was won by ARYAN VIJ CLASS 10 B. and the COLUMBAN OF THE YEAR ROLLING TROPHY which was won by TUSHAR JAIN 10 E.
The theme of the Awards was conceptualized and developed by Mrs Patricia Anne Beddoe, Creative Head of all events in SCS. Mrs. Beddoe works tirelessly guiding the teachers and students to raise the bar for all functions.
The awards ceremony concluded with a speech by the Principal Brother Beddoe and Mrs Sheel gave the Vote of Thanks.
During the informal interaction with the patrons and parents over tea, some patrons and parents offered to institute new awards for the next academic session in newer categories. Our heartfelt thanks to our patrons and parents for always supporting our endeavors and our tireless efforts in transforming our young lads into saints, scholars and gentlemen.
Title : Br. Foran Memorial Football Tournament 2015 - 2016
The school took part in Br. Foran Memorial Football Tournament which was held at St. Mary's School, Mount Abu 2015-2016. Six teams took part in this tournament. Matches played in league cum knockout base. In semi Finals St. Columba's beat St. John's school, Chandigarh by 2-1 and entered the Final.
The Final was played against St. Mary's School, Mount Abu and lost by 2-1 and thereby became the Runner Up of the tournament.
Labour Day was celebrated on the 1st of May in middle school. It was compared by Romit Sahai of 10E. Amrit sharma & Utkarsh Priyadarshi read out the importance of Labour Day to the school. It was followed by a beautiful rendition by the middle school choir "EKLA CHOLO RE".
Br Beddoe then felicitated the helpers with gifts and garlands and gave an inspiring speech to the students which were followed by a prayer song by Mr. John Victor. The event was coordinated by Mrs Ritu Khanna.
The schools internal awards was conducted on May 5 th, 2015 and it was co-ordinated by Mrs. Shylon D'souza and Mrs. Shashi kala Shaji. Awards for curricular and co-curricular were given out. Apart from that, other certificates were distributed in their respective classes by their class teachers.
On the morning of 28th April 2015, deserving young talents of St. Columba's Middle School were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their school with commitment, confidence and competence. The Investiture Ceremony thus marked the formation of the middle school student council for the academic session 2015-16.
Avi Jain of class X was honoured by the Principal Brother Beddoe as the Head Prefect and the Headmistress Mrs Sheel thrilled Ramandeep Singh of class IX as the Vice Head Prefect.
They took an oath of responsibility along with their team of 175 prefects, five from each section of classes IV to X.
The event ended on a positive note and willingness, with the prefects promising to do their best in whichever way they can. They were ready to encounter the challenges that would come on their way. In this way, the investiture ceremony concluded with lot of hopes & aspirations for our future leaders. It was a great success with the participation of all our students & teachers.