The Columban Fest is a mammoth 2 day event comiprising a variety of competitions.
The first day is the intra school leg of the event, while the second day is the inter school part of it.
This year, above 30 schools participated on the inter school day, making the Columban Fest, once again, a huge success.
Day - 1
The intra school fest was held on 11th November 2016. It started with an inaugural ceremony attended by all the students and staff of the senior school.
After the ceremony, the students dispersed to their various venues for the events that awaited them , which ranged from Rangoli making, T-shirt designing, Music, Choreography to Photography , etc.
At the end of the day, the winners of each event were announced in the closing ceremony, and were awarded by Br. Miranda .
Day - 2
The inter school leg of the Columban Fest was kicked off on 12th November, with an inauguration ceremony attended by the students of various schools and the staff members. It consisted of a brief introduction to the fest and the events of the day as well as an illustrator film.
Following the ceremony, the various competitions were kicked off, with each event seeing many participating schools, each of which contended fiercely with one another.
The events for the day were as follows:
Ehsaas - A short film competition
Conflux - Business Idea
Glitch - Gaming
Effervescence - Creative Scientists
Impromptu - Socio-Political Discussion
Cadence - Music Competition
Trishna - Just act & Just Art
Robowar - Robotics
The winners were announced in the closing ceremony with D.P.S, R.K. Puram winning the rolling trophy. This was followed by the vote of thanks, which was proposed by the Principal, Br. Miranda, and the school anthem.
Assisted by : Mrs. R. Nagpal, Mrs. R. Sharma, Mrs. S. Chandra, Mr. M. Vaz, Mr. D. Mathew, Mrs. R. Pharasi, Mrs. A. Khanna, Mr. O. P. Singh, Mr. R. K. Sharma and Mr. N. Agrawal.
The much awaited annual Columban Open Quiz was held on the 26th & 27th of August 2016 on a mammoth scale in collaboration with Oxford University Press.
About 280 plus teams from various prestigious schools from all across Delhi and NCR participated in this 2-day event. The Preliminary rounds followed by the Semi-Finals, were held on the 26th of August. The venue for the Preliminary Rounds was the Edmund Rice Hall, while the Semi- Final rounds were held in the Middle School Auditorium.
The Grand Finale was held the following day in the Junior School Hall in which 12 teams vied for the coveted COQ trophy.
The Preliminary rounds as well as the Semi-finals were prepared and conducted brilliantly by ex-Columbans Rabin Jacob, Ravtej Singh, Aditya Garg, Ravnit Singh, Siddhant Pyasi, Adil Jacob,Shreyas Sood, Ishaan Watts, Shivam Parashar, Ayush Sinha, Tanmay Dutta, Pramey Das, Vangmay Jayant. The Finals were conducted by our seasoned Quiz master and ex Columban Mr. Kunal Savarkar of Xpress Minds. Mr. Rajnish Mathur (G.M. Sales, Oxford University Press) along with Mr. Abhishek Anand, Ms. Misha Beri & Mr. Rohit Chouksey, among others from Oxford University Press also honoured us with their presence.
The 12 teams that made it to the Finals were from:-
Delhi Public School - R.K. Puram (3 teams)
Delhi Public School - Noida (2 teams)
St. Columba's School
Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya (2 teams)
New Era Public School
Amity International School
Mount Carmel School
Modern School, Barakhamba Road emerged the proud winner of COQ 2016. Close on their heels was a team from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in second position and DPS, Noida bagged the third position. The programme ended with the prize distribution and the vote of thanks.
The Annual Award Presentation Ceremony for the academic year 2015-2016 was held on the 21st of July 2016 in the Edmund Rice Hall. The ceremony was presided over by Mr. A. Shastri - Chairman of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and Special Invitee to Congress Working Committee, as the chief guest.
The ceremony commenced at 9 am with the lighting of the traditional lamp followed by the welcome address. The ceremony was conducted by Aakash Dutt, Yatharth Jaggi and Aaryan Vij of class XII. The various awards were presented to the awardees by the chief guest and the patrons. After the musical interlude, the prestigious awards were announced by Mrs. Frederick and Br. Miranda.
The Award Presentation was followed by an address by the Chief Guest Mr. Shastri thanked St. Columba's for the wonderful memories associated with it. He encouraged the boys to take pride in being Indian and imbibe the values of simplicity and humility that Late Lal Bahadur Shastri stood for.
The Chief Guest was invited to release 'The Columban' - Platinum Jubilee edition of the school magazine.
Mrs. Frederick proposed the vote of thanks and invited the guests and the proud awardees to join the faculty for refreshments.
The Graduation Ceremony of the class of 2016 held on the 25th of January 2016 was a truly solemn and poignant ceremony where the outgoing batch was given a warm farewell by the faculty.
The Academic Procession led by our Principal, Br. M. R. Beddoe was followed by a meaningful prayer ceremony conducted by Ms. G. David on the theme 'Arise and Shine'.
The Administrator, Mrs. Frederick addressed the students and their parents as well. Each student was awarded a citation extolling their qualities in the form of a certificate along with a memento and the directory of the graduating batch.
Speaking on behalf of the parent fraternity, Dr. (Mrs.) G. Kausalya expressed her gratitude to the Christian Brothers and the teaching faculty for the wonderful environment that the school had provided, which enabled their sons to blossom into committed & sincere young gentlemen.
A few staff members, Mrs. Joseph, Mrs. Menezes, Mrs. Garg, Mrs. Chatterjee, Ms. David, Mr. Vaz, Mr. Mathew and Mr. McDonald bid farewell to the boys with a beautiful song "This World Is Yours".
The film "The Final Bell", directed by Mrs. Manocha along with her team from class XI; Umang Misra, Priyansh Lamba, Yatharth Jaggi and Madhav Babbar was a rewind filled with nostalgia and humour of the 13 years spent in school. The confident valedictorians Harsh Gupta, Sanchit Sharma, Shreyas Sood, Arnav Aggarwal, Shivam Parashar and Pranav Arya spoke with pride & fondness for their alma mater where they came as toddlers and were now leaving as young men of substance.
The programme ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. I. Frederick followed by an informal interaction between parents, teachers and students over coffee and light refreshments.
Committee Members : Mrs. N. Chatterjee, Mrs. S. Chandra, Mrs.
N. Menezes, Mr. O.P. Singh, Mr.
R. K. Sharma and Mrs. V. Chauhan
The Annual Columban Fest that was held on
the 6th and 7th of November, 2015. This 2 - day event is
much looked forward to as it offers a wide range of activities to choose from,
and every student gets an opportunity to display the talent and realize his
potential. It also gives them a chance to interact with students of other
Columban Fest -
There were 11
Intra-school activities. The enthusiastic participation by all the students was
a pleasant sight to behold.
Choreography Mrs. A. Khanna, Mrs. C.
Crossword Mrs. R. Pharasi,
Mrs. A. Joseph
Dumb Charades Mrs. R. Nagpal, Mrs. R.
Popli, Ms. P. Rawat & Mr.O.P. Singh
Web Designing Mr. M. Fernandes
Logo Designing Mr. P. Gonsalves
Comic Strip Making Mrs.
Public Speaking Mrs. A. Manocha
Photography Mr. N. Agrawal, Ms. S.
Rangoli Making Ms. B. Kapoor, Mrs. N.
Best out of Waste Mrs. S. Sachdev, Mrs. R.
Music Mr. D. Mathew, Mr. M. Vaz
Columban Fest -
There were 7
Inter-school activities The following were the activities - Effervescence,
Conflux, De Code, Ehsaas, Footloose Fiesta, Cadence & Trishna. Above 20
schools participated in the above events and were adjudged by experts from
different fields. Individual prizes for the various activities were given. The
overall winner of the Inter-School Fest was St. Columba?s but since we were the
host school, the trophy was handed over to the second best school i.e. Convent
of Jesus & Mary.
The Annual Award Presentation Ceremony for the academic year 2014-15 was held on July 23, 2015 in the Edmund Rice Hall. The ceremony was presided over by Commodore Rajinder Bhandari (YSM, VSM, Head of institution, Amity Institute of Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Management, Amity University, Noida, U.P.) as the Chief Guest along with our patrons & the proud parents of our awardees.
The award presentation was conducted very ably by Arnav Aggarwal, Vivin George and Aviral Kabra of class XII. The Chief Guest & patrons were invited with Br. Beddoe to present the various awards to the awardees of classes XI & XII. The School band rendered songs which reflected the theme - 'Success Amidst Adversity'.
Title : Graduation Ceremony - Class XII (2014-2015)
St. Columba's School bid farewell to the Batch of 2014-15 on Saturday, the 17th of January 2015 with a Graduation Ceremony in the Edmond Rice Hall. The day started with citations read out for individuals by the Principal of the school. This was followed by an inspiring speech by a parent representative. Next come the screening of much awaited Graduation Film. The movie captured the experiences of our boys who were about to leave the school. Mementos and Certificates were presented to each boy at the ceremony. The Graduation Ceremony is the culmination for our boys as they proceed to peruse their next phase in the various colleges.
The Columban Fest is a mammoth 2 day event, comprising a variety of competitions. The first day is the intra-school leg of the event while the second day is the inter-school part of it.
This year, 20 schools participated on the inter-school day, making the Columban Fest, once again, a huge success.
Day 1: The intra-school leg of the Columban Fest was kicked off with an inauguration ceremony attended by all the students and staff of the senior school.
After the ceremony, the students dispersed to their various venues for the events that awaited them, which ranged from rangoli-making to choreography.
At the end of the day, the winners of each event were announced in the closing ceremony by the event coordinator, Mrs. Mehrotra.
Day 2: This year, the second day of the Fest bore witness to the first interschool inauguration ceremony, which consisted of a brief introduction to the Fest and the events of the day as well as an illustratory film.
Following the ceremony, the various competitions kicked off, with each event seeing many participating schools, each of which contended fiercely with one another.
The events for the day were as follows:-
Effervescence: A Science Exhibition.
Conflux: A Business Plan Proposition.
Cadence: Western Band Competition.
Footloose Fiesta: Western Dance Competition.
Ehsaas: A Short Film Competition.
Run: Valar Morghulis: A LAN Counter Strike Gaming
Trishan: Just Act - A Street Play Competition
Just Art - An Art Competition.
The winners were announced in the closing ceremony by the event coordinator, Mrs. Mehrotra, with Fr. Agnel School winning the rolling trophy. This was followed by the vote of thanks, which was proposed by the administrator, Mrs. Fredrick, and the school anthem.