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CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL- 2019-20

1. 1stApril, 2019

New session commenced through a special assembly invoking the Lord to implore His abundant blessings and with enthusiasm.

2. 6th April , 2019- THE ARTISTIC CADETS

The NCC Cadets of the second year under the abled guidance of the caretaker Mrs. Anshul Saxena, participated in a Drawing Competition held in Gandhinagar NCC campus.

3. 7th April, 2019- ZEALOUS RALLYING CADETS- WORLD HEALTH DAY-

Under the leadership of Mrs. Anshul Saxena NCC Cadets of the second year participated in a rally that initiated from Gandhi Nagar NCC Campus and headed towards JLN Marg, Jaipur. To commemorate the day and create awareness among Public for a healthy world; the step is appreciable.

4. 9th April ,2019- WORKSHOP FOR THE STAFF

Rev. Father K.T. Jose an eminent personality from Hyderabad as resource person conducted an inspirational value based workshop for the staff, invoking them to feel strong, good and beautiful within so as to bring joy to everyone around.

He inspired to spread boundless love and motivate the students with maturity to create an empowering space for them.

The ebullient staff was zealous in all the activities and was complimented by father for the same.

Father also encouraged the staff to be people of substance by inculcating human values leading to self - actualization.

5. 10th April ,2019-WORKSHOP FOR GRADE IX

Rev. Father Jose continuing to bless the campus, conducted a workshop for illuminating the students of grade IX . Father inspired and motivated the students for success. He suggested them SET i.e. Students Effectiveness Test and stressed on Sequential Listening- Understanding- Responding. There were many activities conducted that brought about positive reinforcement among the students.

The enthused students were then inspired to inculcate the values and incorporate in their lifestyle the habits to amass exemplary success. It was an enlightening experience for the students.

6. 11th April, 2019- WORKSHOP- GRADE X

Students had been blessed by Rev. Father Jose and he continued rendering his counsel to the students of grade X and leading them to the pathway of success. The students had been suggested some mantras for the record- breaking success and choosing the path of hard work though difficult, helps achieve the goal.

Father stressed on the need for following one’s passion, being disciplined and by inculcating motivation and believing in oneself, to be the best and unique. It was an encouraging session.

7. 15th April, 2019- YOUNG CHEF INDIA 2019

Young Chef India is a national level culinary competition for school students where their creativity, skills and love for food is tested by famous culinary dignitaries. Our school also participated in this prestigious event. One of our students, Kashish Agarwal of class XII (Humanities) under the guidance of Ma’am Sarika Agarwal got selected for North Regional finals, where she represented Rajasthan among other northern states. International culinary expert, Chef Shaun presented her with memento and gift hamper.

8. 17thApril-21thApril, 2019- THE SPORTING CHAMPS

The Basketball Champions of Sophia brought more laurels to add more feathers to our cap. The team of twelve participants went for the Youth Open District Basketball Tournament held in Sanskar Public School, Jaipur. Our students bagged the first position under the abled guidance of the coach; Sir Sangeet Thomas. The students’ joy knew no bounds at this accomplishment.

9. 21stApril, 2019 -THE CREATIVE CADETS

The NCC President Mansi Ranawat and NCC secretary Kritika Singh along with six cadets visited NCC complex for a drawing competition on the theme 'Save Earth' ,to commemorate the 'World Earth Day; observed on 22nd April. Our cadets were appreciated for their creativity by the the officers and co-participants; and were awarded with diaries as a token of appreciation. The cadets spoke on Women Empowerment and were also appreciated by everyone out there.

10. 22ndApril, 2019 -WORLD EARTH DAY

The school celebrated the special day with a special assembly by XII grade students with gusto to conserve our Mother Earth. The school was made to pledge for the same, mentioning the bountiful blessings we get from the Earth. The fervour of the occasion got multiplied when Fathers blessed the school with holy water it being Monday following the Easter. The day inspired us all to safeguard our dear Mother Earth as also the school got bounteous blessings.

11. 27thApril, 2019 - INTERSCHOOL DEBATE AND DECLAMATION

Sophia Sr. Sec. School Ajmer organized an Inter- Sophia School English Debate Competition & Declamation Competition as a part of its Centenary Year Celebration. The topic for the Inter – Sophia School Debate Competition: ‘Modern Families still hold their women back’ St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School Jaipur participated in both the events. Among all Sophian schools, our school bagged the second position in both the events and brought laurels to the school. The winners Nandita Asnami (XII – C), Drishti Bhatia (X – D) were the debators whereas Mugdha Pareek (X - C) was a speaker. Individual prizes, team prize & certificates of merit was awarded to the students. The mentors were Dr. Susan Mark & Mrs. Ashly Shibu. No doubt, it was a proud moment for Jaipur Sophian fraternity.

12. 29th April, 2019 – ADIEU – GREAT MENTORS

The Sophian family with a heavy heart bade adieu to its three faculty members – Mrs. Veena Rathore , Mrs. Joyce and Mrs. Archana Vyas. The school celebrated their committed services and we all adore them for the same. The school organized an amazing programme with the lord’s welcoming intercede and the day turned auspicious with their fond memories revived. We salute the great masters!

Sophia Sr. Sec. School Ajmer organized an Inter- Sophia School English Debate Competition & Declamation Competition as a part of its Centenary Year Celebration. The topic for the Inter – Sophia School Debate Competition: ‘Modern Families still hold their women back’ St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School Jaipur participated in both the events. Among all Sophian schools, our school bagged the second position in both the events and brought laurels to the school. The winners Nandita Asnami (XII – C), Drishti Bhatia (X – D) were the debators whereas Mugdha Pareek (X - C) was a speaker. Individual prizes, team prize & certificates of merit was awarded to the students. The mentors were Dr. Susan Mark & Mrs. Ashly Shibu. No doubt, it was a proud moment for Jaipur Sophian fraternity.

13. OPEN STATE LEVEL BASKETBALL

Our school bagged the first position in open district level basketball tournament by defeating JPHS in the finals. three of our players (Manvi Srivastava –XI-E , Pulkita sharma – XI -C , Manvy R Kumar XI-E)were selected for state level basketball tournament which was held at Hanumangarh from 26thApril 2019 to 28th April 2019 and the team stood runners up in the tournament .

Manvi Srivastava has been selected for National Camp going to be held at Didwana, Rajasthan and if shortlisted she will be going to participate in nationals at COIMBATORE.

14. KORFBALL NATIONAL LEVEL TOURNAMENT

Two of our School players (Yashasvi Yadav –XII A & Meenal Sarraf – X D) were selected for NATIONAL LEVEL korfball tournament which was held at Rohtak, Haryana from 29thMarch 2019 to 3 April 2019 . Rajasthan team bagged 3rd position and received bronze medal.

15. VISIT TO ARCH ACADEMY

Everyone now chases different things to achieve their goals, for making them better, we need to have a great knowledge about where to start.Similarly the students of class 11th (Home Science)went to attend a small session to arch academy which is famous for its designing courses. There we had a great experience and gained a lot about different courses, degrees, options, fields, and lot more.

But this was all incomplete without the support of Ma’am Sarika who gave us this opportunity to go there and have these experiences.

16. 30th April, 2019 -Selection of Thal Sainik Camp

23 NCC Cadets participated in firing conducted by First Rajasthan Girls Bn NCC which gave opportuinity to enhance shooting skills and also developed team spirit. Kaustubh, Ishika Narula, Satakshi sharma, Pradhanaya Sharma,Khushi Sharma and Parinita were appreciated by the officers.

CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY- 2019-20

1. 1stMay,2019–THE CONSTITUTIONAL HUMAN CHAIN

The school conducted an awareness programme for voting by making a Human chain. The students of grade XII actively participated to display the power of voting rights for good governance and the well-being of each citizen of the country. The event was organized in school in accordance with the directions given by the Department of Registration Officer Vidhan Sabha area, Adarsh Nagar (053) under the guidance of Mrs. Thangam Jacob,Political Science faculty.

2. 1stMay,2019 – THE MAY DAY ELATION

The School celebrated the International Workers’ Day with fervour and gusto. The programme commenced with a prayer service by invoking the Lord to implore His graces, especially upon the Ministerial Staff employed in the school. Thereafter, an elusive cultural programme was put up by the students for the supporting staff which made their day. A hilarious and inspirational skit highlighting the importance of ‘Work is Worship’ was presented. The exuberant dance performance made everyone feel rejuvenated .The Management and Staff felicitated the supporting staff with flowers and gifts to honour their hard labour and to celebrate their achievements. Towards the end, amazing games were organized by PTI’s that multiplied the joy of all. The programme was concluded by showcasing of the dancing talents of all the workers. The Management also organized for them an outing to “Aapno Rajasthan” by which their joy knew no bounds.

3. 4thMay,2019 – INVESTITURE - The RISING LEADERS

The solemn ceremony of installation was held with integrity and solidarity by the grace of Lord Almighty to invoke his abundant blessings on the newly elected leaders of the grades VI to XII. The cabinet members were glad and geared up to assume their responsibilities. The Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene administered the oath for the important portfolio of the Head Girl and honored her with the badge and sash. The school manager Rev. Sr. Sangeeta and the Vice Principal Rev. Sr. Daisy ornated the various Presidents and Secretaries with badges and sashes. The Ceremony concluded as the leaders expressed their gratitude for the opportunity given to serve the institution.

4. 8th to 16th May, 2019 - CBSE WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

In two days’ workshop,objective questions and their designing was discussed keeping in mind their typology.Basically it was meant for MCQ/True-False/Fill in the blanks and Match the following along with some inferences based questions/map regarding picture generated questions etc. It also took into account the project work that gave a food for thought.

5. 9th May, 2019 – SEMINAR ON ENROLLMENT OF CADETS

In two days’ workshop,objective questions and their designing was discussed keeping in mind their typology.Basically it was meant for MCQ/True-False/Fill in the blanks and Match the following along with some inferences based questions/map regarding picture generated questions etc. It also took into account the project work that gave a food for thought.

6. 10th May, 2019 – DANCE FITNESS PROGRAMME

The middle section was filled with enthusiasm by a Zumba session conducted by the school’s choreographer Dr. Raagini Eshwar. The students (nearly 700) got energized on the awesome musical notes and performed in co-ordination with zeal. The Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene inspired the students to fabricate their energy and Rev. Sr. Sangeeta appreciated the efforts of the dance mentor and the students.

7. 11th May, 2019 – PTM - Grades VI to XII

The PTM for grades VI to XII was held, wherein the assessment of the worksheets was presented before the parents. This was the first PTM of the new academic session and a harmonious interaction between the parents and teachers took place for the all -round development of their ward.

8. 11th May, 2019 –INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

The young Sophian entrepreneurs of grade XI and XII being nurtured by the institution visited ‘The Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Commerce’ in Neerja Modi School premises, that had organized a workshop titled ‘Jaipur Student Entrepreneurship Test’. The resource person Mr. Paresh Gupta, CEO and founder of the former and top Entrepreneurs spoke about the startup buzz. The session was held by the top-rated entrepreneurs such as Top Designer Keerti Rathore and many more. Our students participated in competition like B – Plan among the various competitions such as Blogging ,debate,quiz etc. The students were applauded for their innovative ideas .Our 36 students were benefitted greatly by the workshop

9. 14th May, 2019 – ACHIEVEMENT IN BASKET BALL

Our school Basketball team were winners at the District level tournament. Three Players got shortlisted to be part and parcel of Rajasthan Basketball Team. We are proud to announce that our champion Manvi Shrivastava of XI E got shortlisted for the Rajasthan Team to Play for National Tournament which is from 14th May to 20th May,2019.She worked strenuously to achieve this. Her assiduous perseverance enhanced her strength to be qualified for the Rajasthan team. Kudos to the champ!

10. 17th May, 2019-ADIEU- DEAR SISTERS

The school with a heavy heart bade adieu to the trinity of sisters-Rev Sr. Daisy, Vice Principal; Rev.Sr. Prasanna, Primary Incharge and Sr. Joan, KG Section Incharge. Our friends, philosophers and guides who have been the source of colossal sacrifice and inspiration to staff and students. Sisters have been serving the institution to nurture it to be the best. We would miss you immensely dear sisters.

11. 17TH May,2019-SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS

A seminar for the teaching staff was organized on ‘Emotions And Body Syndromes’. The resource person Dr. Kavita Bhargava gave tips on self - awareness and emotional management technique. She gave useful information about techniques of meditation also.


CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE- 2019-20

15th May – 15th June 2019 – Summer Dance Beats-

This summer was spent Dancing, Creating and Performing in a well-rounded, multi-disciplinary and fun summer dance camp. It brought a lot of hustle-bustle along with musical moments in the campus. A special dance camp was organized from 15th May till 15th June, 2019, under the eminent guidance of our Principal Rev. Sister Arlene. Students from classes L.K.G to VIII participated in this camp and learnt Kathak, Rajasthani Folk Dance and Bollywood inspirational dances. The camp was concluded with a good ceremony in which not only the students but their parents too showcased their hidden talents. The dance camp turned out to be a great source of knowledge, growth, inspiration and above all fun for all the kids.

18th June-28th June,2019 Kudos to Cadets!

The NCC Cadets of batch 2018-2019 attended the Combined Annual Training Camp cum Pre-Thal Sainik Camp held at Mahehswari Girls Public School, Vidhyadhar Nagar from 18th June to 28th June, 2019. Our cadets were imparted training in various activities such as Road safety, Snake bite, Rifle shooting, Yoga, Parade, etc. The cadets started their days with Roll Call followed by Yoga and Parade; then attended the lectures given by the Military Officers. Many competitions were held such as Dance, Ballet, Nukkad Natak, etc. Our school bagged second position in Ballet, Flag area and Parade. The Cadets were encouraged with trophies, medals and certificates. On 21st June, all the Cadets became a part of 5th International Yoga Day, at SMS Stadium. Our Principal Rev. Sister Arlene was invited to enlighten the students with her great knowledge and inspiring words. Our physical training teacher Mr. Manish Saini was also invited for two days taekwondo training.

24th – 30th June 2019-Khel Mahakumbh during summers

The basketball champions of Sophia added more feathers to our cap bringing more laurels to school. The summer vacations turned out to be really thrilling and active for the team. Various tournaments kept our young champions busy during last week of the month of June. The team participated in several tournaments, one of them was ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ held at ‘Chaugan Stadium’ from 24th June to 26th June. The junior team was able to reach Runners Up level and the senior team emerged as the winners. The enthusiasm and zeal to win didn’t stop till there. The team participated in another tournament organized by the Rainbow Sports Academy, Sirsi Road from 28th June to 30th June 2019. The U-14 team emerged as the champions and U-17 team became Runners Up. The students’ joy knew no bounds at this accomplishment under the abled guidance of the coach Sir Sangeet Thomas.

1. 21st June, 2019
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CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2019-20

1st July, 2019 – Dawn of a New Day

With the tremendous start of the session 2019-20, St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School, yet again kick started its session after summer break on July 1, 2019 with a lot of excitement, hope, expectations and enthusiasm. The young learners were welcomed along with the new Vice Principal Rev. Sister Cynthia, the Primary Incharge, Rev. Sister Aruna, the counsellor and the K.G. Incharge Rev Sister Joselyn. A special assembly was conducted to welcome the sisters. It was followed with the sisters’ felicitation with saplings and bouquets. Prayers and petitions were offered to the lord for their wellbeing. It was indeed a fresh start with a zeal to excel.

6th July, 2019 – Attention! Creative Minds at Work

The right mix of creativity along with curriculum helps students to be innovative and also encourages them to learn new things. On this note 6th July, 2019 started exuberantly with all the ingenious and productive minds at work. Inter-class ‘Time Table Making Competition’ was conducted for classes VI – XII. A group of five students were selected from each section of all the classes to make time tables. Meanwhile, all the other students were engaged in various other activities to enhance their creative self. The activities for classes VI – VIII was ‘English/Hindi handwriting competition.’ For class IX it was ‘Paper Bag making Competition.’ with nicely written Slogans; Class X had ‘Brochure Making Competition’ on the topic Jaipur- a Heritage City.’ Classes XI and XII had an ‘Article Writing Competition’ on various topics like Education of a Girl Child, Youth keeps Culture Alive, etc. The competition helped children unleash their creativity. The activities were successfully carried out in all the classes. The overwhelming response of the students was well – appreciated by the teachers and they were encouraged by Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene.

Whisper – To Say Aloud Never Heard Sounds!

The deep rooted stigma around the hormonal cycle in the society, is too strong to scare away the girls of age group 9-16, who are new or about to join the cycle. And this is a reason that keeping girls in school becomes a challenge during those days. Educating them about the issues, perhaps, is the only way to put an end to this problem. With this thought in mind, a Health and Hygiene session was held on 6th July, 2019 in the school premises to aware the students of class VI and VII. The session was organized by the whisper team, where the mothers of the students were also invited. A quick quiz about the mother’s favorite things, was conducted to make the session more active and alive. A short video clip became a source of deeper insight to understand the issues. Discussion and orientation on health, hygiene, mensuration related issues were covered, which helped the mothers as well as the students to explore a universe beyond their textbooks.

11th July, 2019-Inter house Sports Competition

Inter house sports competitions for the primary section were held in Kho-Kho, Basketball, Badminton and Lawn Tennis on 11th and 12th July 2019. The results are as follows:

Kho-Kho 1st position- Topaz House
2nd position- Ruby House
3rd position- Sapphire House

Basket Ball 1st position- Emerald House
2nd position- Topaz House
3rd position- Ruby House

Badminton 1st position- Topaz House
2nd position- Emerald House
3rd position- Ruby House

11th July, 2019 – A Step towards Green Revolution

‘The future is in our hands, let’s take a stand to preserve the land.’ With this thought the eco and commerce club members of the school on July 11, 2019 organized a tree plantation drive in the school campus. The students were accompanied by the Principal Rev. Sister Arlene, the school Manager Rev. Sister Sangeeta and the senior teachers of the school. Dr. Y.K. Yadav and his family members were a vital support for this programme. The tree plantation drive was also graced by the presence of Bishop Oswald Lewis, Father Paul and Father Muktilal who also made an auspicious contribution by planting trees with the students. The students planted saplings including Ashoka, Neem, Tulsi and many more. This drive was an attempt to create awareness about the multiple facets of natural healing. The students enthusiastically participated in the green talk and gave their opinions regarding it. Sister Principal also encouraged the students to plant trees in their locality to conserve the meagre resources.

11th July, 2019 – Help before it cracks up – Population Explosion

On the occasion of World Population Day i.e. on 11th July, 2019, a Chart Making Competition was held in the school on the topic ‘Human Resources’ to show how the Population Explosion would affect the world. Four charts were made from each section of class VIII, each from one house. The students made attractive charts raising awareness on the issue. All the charts were displayed in the hall. Along with this competition, a Debate competition for class IX was also conducted on the topic “Population is an asset, not a Burden.” Two students from each section of class IX, prepared the topic thoroughly- one in favour; one for against. The competitions helped the students to showcase their talent and channelize their energy in a productive direction. It increased their knowledge and helped them to be creative and thoughtful. The students received appreciation for their efforts from the teachers and Principal Rev Sr. Arlene.

11th July 2019 -Nukkad Natak by NCC Cadets

Don’t be mean, Keep the environment green and clean. Keeping this in mind, the NCC CADETS represented the school at the NCC complex on 11th July 2019.There held a Nukkad Natak competition in which Sophian cadets bagged First prize. The theme illustrated by the Sophian cadets was ‘NO POLLUTION’ as the week was celebrated as ‘Pollution Pakhwada’. The cadets were well appreciated and encouraged by Principal Rev. Sister Arlene and NCC Incharge Ma’am Anshul.

13th July 2019 Debate Competition and Symposiums

Debate Competition and Symposiums were conducted in the classes IV-V. Every student got the opportunity to present her views. This was done to enhance the speaking skills of the students and build up self confidence in them.

16th July, 2019 Art and Craft show

An art and craft show was organized for the students of class I- V, where they were guided to practice Origami Skills.

16th July, 2019 -Guru Purnima Celebration

To honour the teachers, a surprise function was organized by the senior Secondary Section on the occasion of Guru Purnima i.e. 16th July, 2019. The Principal, teachers and administration staff, were all thrilled to see the arrangements planned by the students. A special assembly was conducted, marked by a sweet and melodious song as a tribute by students for their teachers. A special dance performance by the senior students mesmerized everyone present in the morning assembly. It was a proud as well as an emotional moment for the teachers, when the students felicitated their gurus with a nice quote written badge ‘SOME HEARTS HOLD GALAXIES’.

17th July, 2019 Prize Distribution Ceremony (H.K.G.)

A prize distribution ceremony for the session 2018-19 was conducted for kindergarten students. The chief guest for the day was Mrs. Veena Rathore.This included 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers from each class, cent percent marks in G.K. and Maths and certificates for full attendance.

18thJuly, 2019 Prize Distribution Ceremony (Primary Section)

A Prize distribution ceremony for the academic year 2018-2019 was held and the students were awarded medals and certificates for their excellent performance. This included 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers from each class, cent percent marks in G.K. and Maths and certificates for full attendance. The chief guest for the event was Hon’ble Rev. Fr. Manuel S.V.D. A short cultural program was also conducted.

17thJuly, 2019 Peace and Justice : Need of the hour

The school celebrated the International Justice Day with fervor and gaiety. A special assembly was conducted where students took oath to save the planet, protect the environment, as well as to support Justice, promote rights of victims, help in preventing crime that threatens peace, security and well-being of the World. The political science students of class XII, very beautifully portrayed the significance of the day through a Mime on the stage. While focusing on the serious issues of the society, students conveyed the necessity to make people aware and united to support Justice for the welfare of a nation.

Followed by this, our school was fortunate to collaborate with the popular Credent T.V. chat show – Shiksha Sarokaar. The talk show was based on many problems faced by the teenagers of today, like peer pressure, depression, lowering moral values, burden of expectations from parents and society etc. The shooting for the show held under the guidance of Mr. Sunil Narnaulia, the mastermind behind the concept of the show and respected Rev. Sister Principal Arlene. Along with them, a group of teachers and students sat for the discussion where the said issues were talked to know the perception and opinions of all. It was an overwhelming experience for all. The show was wrapped with an enthusiastic gesture of planting saplings. All the students, teachers and specially Principal Rev. Sister Arlene were very delighted to see how well the day turned out for everybody.

18thand 19th July, 2019-Capacity Building Programme English XII

CBSE organized a two day Capacity Building Programme at Cambridge Court High School, Mansarovar, Jaipur, on 18th and 19th July, 2019. Mrs. Ritu Parmar (PGT English) attended the workshop. The workshop was conducted by CBSE resource persons, Mrs. Saroj Sharma and Mrs. Sarika Gaur. The objective of the workshop was to provide a platform to question, learn and share knowledge about the changed paper pattern and marking scheme for class XII English Core. Around 50-55 teachers across the state attended the workshop with an aim to have a better understanding of the changed pattern implemented by CBSE. Many topics were also discussed from English Core syllabus for better insight. The teachers got to enhance their knowledge of how to make a rubrics to evaluate the quality of student’s work.

19th July -20th July 2019 -Accolade to Victor

The prize distribution ceremony for classes VI-VIII and IX –XII of session 2018-19 held on 19th July and 20th July, 2019 respectively. The special guests for the occasions were Fr. Edward Oliveria, Principal of St. Anslem’s Pink City , Malviya Nagar on 19th July and Bishop Oswald Lewis, Bishop of Jaipur Diocese on 20th July .The school was blessed to have their company on the special days of the institution. The functions started by invoking blessings of god, followed by the welcome address and short prayer dance by the students. All the students were felicitated by the chief guest. Students were honoured on the basis of their devotion to duty, full attendance and excellence in studies. The top rankers along with the board toppers of class X and XII were given prizes. The rankers received medals, a book and Certificate of Honour. Many parents also sat in for the ceremony. There eyes twinkled when their wards received the honour. The proud parents accompanied their wards on the stage. It was an honour for the school to felicitate class X National Topper, Taru Jain. For all the prize winners, it was a proud moment, as they were a source of motivation for those who are striving for success. The chief guests congratulated everyone and encouraged others with their deep appreciation to come up on the stage in the next year. The ceremony was enthralled when Principal Rev. Sister Arlene gave surprise to the teachers, the ministerial as well as the maintenance staff. The staff who did not take a single leave, worked hard and were punctual throughout the year were honoured, and special gift tokens were given to them. At the end, Respected Principal Rev. Sister Arlene concluded the ceremony with a vote of thanks towards all who were present there.

20th July 2019 -Accountancy Workshop

An accountancy workshop was organized by Sultan Chand and Sons (P) Ltd. who are educational publishers. The workshop held at Sadhu Vasvani Public School, Jaipur on 20th July, 2019. Mrs. Anju Behl (PGT Accounts) attended the workshop. The resource persons were C.A./Dr. G.S. Grewal and Mr. R.K. Khosla. The workshop aimed at providing a platform to the teachers to learn and share knowledge about the changes done by CBSE in the subject. The teacher’s queries regarding the changes in the syllabus as well as the changes in the question paper pattern and marking scheme, were resolved satisfactorily. The work shop enhanced the knowledge of the teachers regarding the changes implemented for the new session.

23th July and 24th July 2019- SUPER 30 – A real inspiration

The students seemed super excited when they were taken to ‘WORLD TRADE PARK – CINEPLEX’, in Malviya Nagar on 23th and 24th July 2019. The movie chosen for the students was the latest real life inspired monumental film ‘SUPER 30’ based on the experiences of brilliant mathematician Anand Kumar. He was the one to risk his life just to help 30 smart but under – privileged students prepare for entrance exams for the Indian Institutes of Technology. The movie delivers a strong message that everything or anything is possible with hard work, determination and courage. The Sophian students really had a great time and enjoyed themselves. Few scenes from the movie were so overwhelming that the students could not resist to clap in the hall. It was an inspirational and entertaining film containing some lessons which we can apply to our lives. The response of the students and the escort teachers was very warming as they were very thankful to Principal Rev. Sister Arlene for this wonderful experience.

10th-25th July, 2019-The Sporting Spirit continues……

The sports champions of the school were on their toes throughout the month. The sporting spirit continued and the teams represented our school at various levels.The school basketball team participated in Edmund’s cup from 10th to 13th July, 2019. They stood as Runners up, defeating Emmanuel School in pre-quarters, MGPS in quarter finals and St. Xavier’s in Semi-Finals. There were occasions and opportunities given to 6 sports champions who went out of state to represent the school. One such tournament held at Rohtak, Haryana where Net Ball Championship took place from 18th July to 20th July, 2019. The champions worked vigorously throughout the tournament and were happy to reach upto Quarter finals .And as they say you can do anything as long as you have the passion. 2 students went for Korfball National Championship held at Jammu from 17th July to 25th July, 2019. The students were determined and mettlesome to reach up to Semi Finals and secured III position. After every achievement throughout the month, the champions were delightedly, with a proud heart welcomed back by respected Principal Rev. Sister Arlene. Her happiness had no bounds. Also, the strong determination of the coach Sir Sangeet Thomas, gave the students the courage to achieve fame in their fields.

21th and 22th July - CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON ENGLISH

On 21st and 22nd July, 2019, a CBSE workshop on English for class X was conducted at St. Edmunds School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur. Dr. Susan mark (TGT English) from our school attended the workshop. The resource persons were Mrs. Sita Arun Kumar and Mrs. Cherry Goyal .It stressed on objectives of Language teaching , Lesson Plan , Writing skills , need for imagination and Creative Skills, reading additional material, Achievement test and Drafting test items. Guidelines for developing very short answer questions and objective type questions were discussed. Use of Bloom’s Taxonomy in drafting Test items and the different learning levels were discussed. Each group prepared and presented a lesson plan based on the curriculum prescribed for grade X from ‘First Flight’ and ‘Footprints’. It was also discussed on the assessment criteria – Portfolio, Subject Enrichment and Multiple Assessment.

23rdJuly, 2019-Session on REMODELLED STRUCTURE OF ASSESSMENT

On 23rd July, 2019 Mrs. Bindu Thomas (PGT-Sociology) attended a workshop organized by CBSE. A session on Remodelled structure of assessment held at Vivek Techno School, Jaipur. The resource persons were Dr. Sunita Vashistha and P. Kanghot. The session focused on the structure of Internal Assessment in four sphere – Pen paper test, multiple assessment, and portfolio and subject enrichment. It was an interactive session where the teachers got a platform to put up their queries regarding the changes implemented in the curriculum and assessment pattern. The queries were well received and resolved with the same enthusiasm and concern.

26th July, 2019 – Verbal Swords

Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School, Jaipur organized an Inter school debate competition under Hub-of-learning on July 26, 2019. The topic for the debate was ‘Advertising creates artificial needs’. Aaliya Fatima (IX-A) spoke for the motion and Anamta Khan (X-C) spoke against the motion. They represented the school team in the competition. Aaliva and Anamta showing their exceptional oratory prowess won the Hub-of- learning Inter School debate competition 2019, securing first position in both categories. The girls competed with 5 teams and had a truly elevating experience. They enthralled the audience and were greatly appreciated and valued for their content and delivery.

12th – 14th July, 2019 – Retreat

Three days Retreat was organized by the school management for the Catholic students from 12th – 14th July, 2019. The resource persons for the sessions were Father Thomas, Sister Vinita (M.S.A.) accompanied by their team members Mr. Chand and his family and Brother Goodwill. Various vital concepts from ‘The Bible’ were illustrated to the students; significant stories of Lord Jesus were narrated; counselling and reconciliation sessions were taken. The students were made aware about the impact of social media on young minds. They were enlightened by Father Thomas about the theology of the body; about how one should keep their body as a sacred temple of God. The students were very happy and illuminated after the Retreat which healed their spiritual, emotional and physical being. The students were thankful towards Principal Rev. Sister Arlene, School Manager Sister Sangeeta and Vice Principal Sister Cynthia who gave them this opportunity to experience the enlightening Retreat.

26th-27th July, 2019 – Capacity Building Programme – Business Studies XII

A capacity building programme for class XII Business studies was conducted by CBSE on 26th-27th July, 2019 at Subodh Public School, Airport, Jaipur. Mrs. Sunita Yadav (PGT-BSt) attended the workshop. The resource persons for the workshop were Mrs. Anu Bhatia and Mrs. Anjali Jagdev. The session aimed at briefing about the changed evaluation system and changes in the curriculum. The resource persons added some constructive tips which could make the writing style of the students more effective.


CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2019-20

1. Capacity Building Workshop – Physics XII ; 2 August and 3 August, 2019

CBSE conducted a two-day capacity building workshop for class XII physics teachers on 2nd August and 3rd August, 2019 at Maheshwari Public School International, Jaipur. Mrs. Manisha Pansari (PGT- Physics) attended the workshop with teachers of various schools across Jaipur. The session was conducted by Mr. Gunendhar Kr. Mishra ( Principal, Nutan Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School). The workshop aimed at updating pedagogical skills amongst teachers to optimize performance. Mr. Mishra laid stress on peer learning, to connect the concepts with examples from daily life, time management and adoption of the constructivist approach. He also focused on framing of lesson plans, questions etc. based on the concept of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The session continued in the Physics lab where each group was assigned a practical to perform, followed by the discussion and analysis of the results obtained. It was an interactive session which lent new perspectives on teaching the subject.

2. Industrial Visit for Commerce Students; 3 August, 2019

Our school organized an Industrial Visit to CLAYCRAFT INDIA and BOROSIL for the class XII students on 3rd August 2019. Mrs. Sunita Yadav and Mrs. Sofia Alex (commerce faculty) accompanied 82 students for this exciting outreach program. The visit was a means to understand the inner workings of the industries, connecting the educational journey of the students from classroom to the real world. Claycraft India and Borosil are one of the biggest crockery manufacturers offering their beautiful creations to a wide variety of customers. The guided tour included a walk-through of the entire process of making Ceramic and Bone China crockery, including the 20 line process that something as simple as a cup goes through from inception to completion. It was an enthralling experience for the students to understand and see the making of crockery.

3. Seed Rakhi Making Sessions; 5 August, 2019

It was an initiative taken by EXAA (EX Angelites Associations) under the guidance of Sister Arlene that a team of young boys and girls from Indibni, an NGO organized a session on ‘Seed Rakhi’ for classes VI-VIII. It is made of naturally dyed, soft indigenous organic cotton yarn and seeds which will eventually turn into a plant. The main purpose of the session was to acquaint our students how to make Seed Rakhi which is a sustainable alternative to fancy synthetic, plastic and non-biodegradable Rakhis. As a token of our love and gratitude towards our Nation, as Independence Day and Rakshabandhan fall on the same day, the Indibni Team will send one seed rakhi along with messages written by our students and teachers to the Soldiers at Wagha Border.It was an innovative idea to protect and preserve our mother Earth and to strengthen the bond between brother and sister.

4. Pilot Project-5th August, 2019

CBSE organized a workshop on ‘Pilot Project’ for teachers of class X on ‘English language and Literature ‘at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur on 5th August, 2019. Dr. Susan Mark and Ms. Amandeep Kaur attended the day long session. Mr. Ranjan K. Sharma and Mrs. Sita Arun Kumar were the resource persons for the workshop. The session aimed at improving the time management during English workshops conducted by CBSE resource persons. Important guidelines were narrated which could help the new emerging intellectuals of English, who aspire to be ‘Resource persons’ for the subject. The workshop was interesting and interactive which engaged the participants in learning new information and techniques.

5. MMR Vaccination Camp-6th August, 2019

Prevention is better than cure. Keeping this in mind, a Measles Rubella Vaccination camp was organized in our School on 6th August, 2019. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the ten other World Health Organization South East Asia region member countries, have resolved to eliminate Measles and central Rubella syndrome by 2020. It is a praise worthy step by the government, which aims to build up immunity for both measles and rubella diseases in the community so as to knock out the disease. All the students from classes HKG-X were vaccinated. Before the campaign, parents were informed and their consent was taken and were asked not to panic about the side effects of the vaccine as it is safe and effective. The vaccination was done under the guidance of Dr. Dharamveer Saanwariya and his team. Six rooms were used in the school for administering the vaccination and for observation, after the vaccination. All the team members expressed their gratitude towards school Principal Rev. Sister Arlene for her cooperation and support. The camp was a huge success. It was a commitment taken by the government for a healthy and safe country.

6. Interschool School Tournament : 6th August, 2019

Jayshree Periwal Global School organized an interschool sports tournament on 6th August, 2019. Our school participated in the tournament, where our under-14 Basketball team and under-17 Badminton team not only participated, but bagged the winners’ trophy. Our students won many matches, with various schools and end up winning ‘Overall Winners’ Championship’.

7. Female Reproductive Health and Hygiene-8th August, 2019

On 8th August,2019, the Ex-Angelites Association organized an educational seminar on Female Reproductive Health and Hygiene. Dr. Madhu Patni Bhat, an ex-angelite from the batch of 1976,recently the Unit Head of Mahila Chikitsalaya,Ghat Gate, Jaipur and her team was invited to interact with the adolescent students of classes XI and XII. The students were acquainted about good touch and bad touch, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, importance of mental health, HPV Vaccine and many other important issues. Everyone was encouraged to talk about reproductive health in a fearless and unshy manner. Myths were busted and help was offered to all those who were unsure about their health. Dr. Bhat acknowledged the right to vote, consent, marry and choose a fulfilling career for all girls over the age of eighteen. Living in a society that is advancing tremendously in all aspects, the Sophians were inspired to achieve their dreams and live fearlessly.

8. Study and Work abroad-9th August, 2019

On 9th August, 2019, Manya-The Princeton review conducted a remarkably insightful seminar on abroad studies for the students of class XII .The session was conducted by Mr. Amit Gupta,an experienced professional and a personnel from Infosys.

The students were told about the advantages and the wide spectrum of opportunities available for them. They were acquainted with the detailed procedure of admissions, the basis of selection, job opportunities and the pros of going to foreign countries for higher studies. The students were explained about the SAT Examination, and entrance exam required to get into Ivy league colleges. The test preparations required for these exams were specified clearly during this interactive seminar. The knowledge about the various career options will surely prove to be highly useful for many students.

9. Flair Fest-8th and 9th August, 2019

Flair Fest, an inter school competition for various events of diverse disciplines, was organized by the Jayshree Periwal group of schools on 8th and 9th August, 2019. Fierce competitiveness was the Hallmark of the event ,which saw participants from all over Rajasthan. Our school students zealously participated in the event and performed very well in each segment. In ‘Business Pitch’ ,35 schools participated to show innovative business ideas. Among them our school team comprising 4 Entrepreneurship students of class XII i.e; Kashish Agarwal, Riddhi Joshi, Lakshita Pancholi and Ipshita Grover, outshined and bagged II position. On the other hand, in ‘Design a Costume Contest’ where the participants needed to design an outfit with the help of newspaper, Bhavya Sahu and Falak Gupta of class VI were awarded with the III prize.The students were very glad to thank our encouraging Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene and teachers who always motivated.

10. Celebrate The Century: 10th August, 2019.

On 10th August, 2019, our school participated in Sophia Interschool Championship held at Sophia Senior Secondary School,Ajmer to commemorate their century year. Eight teams from various branches of Sophia participated in the tournament. Our school defeated St. Patrick’s, Jodhpur by ’64-03’ in the Quarter Finals and Sophia Kota with ’25-00’ in Semi Finals. In a thrilling finals against the host team i.e, Ajmer Sophia, our school emerged as a winner with the score of ’47-42’. This phenomenal victory was possible by the immense dedication of the participants and healthy encouragement of our sports coach, Mr. Sangeet Thomas, which brought laurels to the school.

11. Agro-Industrial Visit-10th August, 2019

The power of ideal is in the practical. To give a pragmatic approach towards a student’s curriculum, an Agro-Industrial visit to Freshwater Cultured Pearl Farm, Mansarovar, Jaipur was organized by the school for the Entrepreneurship students of class XI and XII on 10th August, 2019. Students learned a lot about the real working process of the industry such as rearing of oysters, food specification, operational techniques involved, setting up the pearl nucleus, etc. observing those man made natural habitat for oysters and real time encounter with the deliberate process of pearl production made the concept easy and approachable for students to understand it in a better way. The students were enthralled after this edificative visit.

12. My Eye is My Ear; My Hand is My Mouth -10th August, 2019

In a society filled with despair and helplessness, there are certain acts of kindness that gave a ray of hope and pave the way of humanity and care. With the same zeal and fervor, the students of class VI to VII visited the ‘Seth Anand Lal Poddar Institute of Deaf and Dumb, Jaipur’ on 10th August, 2019 for an outreach program.The students conducted activites and interacted with them. They also got to learn sign language and their way of studying to get a better understanding of their life. Our school donated stationery for the kids and gave refreshments .The students then visited the ‘Doll Museum’ whose ticket fees were also directed to charity. This initiative is aimed to bring about a sense of empathy and compassion among the students so that they are sensitized about the issues related to the vulnerable.

13. Vande Matram-13th August, 2019

The Ex-Angelites Association, alumini of our school organized ‘Vande Matram’ to re-live the patriotic fervor and spirit of Nationalism. On this occasion, three competitions were organized . The programme began with the official welcoming and lightning of the lamp followed by the message from President of Exaa, Mrs. Jyoti Johnson. To add to the theme ’Patriotism’, the Kathak dancers gave a spectacular performance which left everybody spellbound. After the felicitations, a number of participants enthusiastically performed whether it was dancing, singing, fancy dress competitions or exhibiting their culinary skills in Sandwich making competitions. Number of delicious food stalls were also put up. The other attractions included selfie corners for quick snapshot following the theme for the day. It was a pleasant sight to see all the Angelites, right from class III to Ex-Students share the same platform and strengthing the bond of fraternity.

14. Independence Day Parade by NCC Cadets-15th August, 2019

On 15 August, 2019, the NCC Cadets of our school went to S.M.S. Stadium for Independence day Parade. It was a thrilling and exuberant experience for all the cadets as they got the chance to witness the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Ashok Gehlot. There were 16 troops present with patriotism in their heart to celebrate the occasion. The cadets were escoted by Mrs. Anshul Saxena(caretaker NCC), who supported and encouraged the cadets to give their best.

15. Independence Day Celebration- 15th August 2019

Keeping in mind the ideas of Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak “Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it.” 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm in our school. Mrs. Usha Bali ,our chief guest who served our institution for more than 30 years, was escorted by NCC cadets, after unfurling National Flag and singing National Anthem.The guest along with Principal Sister Arlene and staff members proceeded to the hall. The program commenced with the prayer service seeking God’s blessings on our leaders, soldiers and the citizens of the largest democracy in the world. Ms. Sonia Parwani, the student of class X stimulated the gathering by telling the historic significance of the day, achievements of the nation in the past years and advising everyone to be better citizens. Ms. Krishnapriya of class V was felicitated for being the ‘Youngest Artist’ representing Rajasthan in Dubai, Ms. Kashish Agarwal of class XII was felicitated for being selected at ‘National level in the ‘Young Chef Competition’ and our basketball team was also honored for winning the championship.

Our primary kids dressed as Freedom Fighters and National Leaders instilled feeling of patriotism among the audience and the depiction of the Quit India Movement was praiseworthy. In the end, Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene delivered her speech and vote of thanks. She ,further, reminded the students about the sacrifices made by our martyrs and to preserve the utility and integrity of our Motherland. Sweets were distributed among the students and the staff members. The entire campus echoed with the spirit of Patriotism.

16. Jeevan Jyoti Samiti Independence Day celebration in female section- 19th August, 2019

On 19th August, 2019, Independence Day was celebrated in the female section. A short- value based programme consisting of a symbolic and mesmerizing dance and patriotic songs were presented by the students of St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec School, Ghat Gate, Jaipur. The programme began with prayer and thereafter, the performances were presented with great patriotism and zeal in the heart. The Jailor extended her heartfelt gratitude towards the Samiti .An inmate Mrs. Anamma, who belongs to St. Apostle Church, Mansarovar is behind bars, so the Samiti is looking forward to give her aid in whatever form she requires-dresses, eatables etc. Sweets were distributed in the female section. The inmates rejoiced with us and looking forward for some more activities

17. PRE-IGC NCC TRAINING CAMP-20th -29th August,2019

The NCC students of our school Cadet Shreya Mehandiratta, Cadet. Satakshi Sharma and Cadet. Luvia Bindrani from 1 RAJASTHAN GIRLS BATTALION NCC attended the PRE- INTER GROUP COMPETITION Training Camp held at Apex International Institute of Architecture , Sitapura from 20 August 2019 to 29 August 2019 . Cadets Satakshi Sharma was selected as the Best Cadet in the camp from Junior Wing, Army. They came across many activities such as Inter-Battalion Dance, National Integration Awareness Presentation, Ballet, etc. They were counted as one of the best team in the camp and are selected for the next camp keeping up the dignity of St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur.

18. Inter-school Debate Competition- 21st August 2019

India international school, Jaipur organized 9th Abhishek Dangi Memorial Inter-school debate on 21st August, 2019, where 8 students from Jaipur and 2 schools from Jodhpur participated on the topic ‘Artificial intelligence is a blessed invention’. Anjali Wadhwani, class XI and Danella Mascarenhas, class XII represented our school. They exhibited great oratory skills. Codes to the contestants were given on the basis of lottery system. The debators displayed exemplary confidence and were appreciated by everyone.

19. Block Printing- 23rd August, 2019

“A nation’s culture resides in the heart and soul of its people.” With this in mind, a seminar on vibrant culture and traditional Indian block painting was organized on 23rd August, 2019, in school campus. It was conducted by Miss Anne hsu, who is a photographer, fashion designer, event planner and a traveller and Mr. Karan Arora who has experience of more than 10 years in fashion, marketing, brand management and development. They shared their thoughts with us about the rich and vibrant culture about Jaipur and the authenticity in its traditional block printing method. Ms. Anne shared her journey from Taiwan to Jaipur for her love for art. She also sparked a feeling of appreciation amongst the students for this traditional art and motivated them to preserve it. In the end, MS. Prapti from the team of credent T.V informed the students about the fashion show being organized for them on the theme related to traditional Jaipuri prints and with a motive to promote this incredible art of ours.

20. Normal Speed Meets Every Need-23rd August, 2019

‘You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choices.’ On 23rd August, 2019, some police officers from traffic department conducted a session for students of classes XI and XII to make them aware about the importance of traffic rules and several changes made in them. The officers made the students understand the traffic rules such as, to wear helmet while driving, to stop at the red light, to wear seatbelts while travelling or driving a car, avoid over speed etc. This was an eye-opening session that surely helped the students to understand the traffic rules better and to take them seriously.

21. Young Innovator Hunt 2019-22nd and 23rd August, 2019

MNIT-MIIC Jaipur in collaboration with St. Edmund’s School organized an Entrepreneurial challenge ‘Catch them Young’- YOUNG INNOVATOR HUNT 2019, a two day event on 22nd and 23rd August, 2019. The event was divided into three sessions, initially a screening round was conducted where about 137 students from 24 schools of Jaipur competed in 66 teams by presenting their ideas in brief to the expert panel after which top II teams were shortlisted. Ms. Kashish Agarwal and Ms. Riddhi Joshi from our school were among top II. Then further, they got selected for the final round exhibiting their innovative ideas in the form of a business plan in front of the distinguished jury. Our students were well appreciated and presented with the special award of ‘THE MOST INNOVATIVE IDEA’ for the idea of AS~TATVA (plastic alternative solution).

22. Independence Day Celebration Open Jail, Sanganer; 22nd August, 2019

Jeevan Jyoti Samiti celebrated the independence day in the open jail, Sanganer. On 22nd August, 2019, the commission got permission from the SP, Shri Rakesh Mohan to celebrate it in open jail, Sanganer, Jaipur. The students of our school performed an enthralling value based programme for their inmates and their families. The children were elated with our visit and joined us for the celebration. The Samiti members and the students of our school planted many saplings along with the school children of open jail. Later, sweets were distributed to the inmates and their families.

23. Verbattle: 22nd and 23rd August, 2019

On the occasion of the Tenth Rajmata Gayatri Devi Memorial Event of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, a Verbattle- National Debate Competition was organized in collaboration with Verbattle Foundation. On 22nd and 23rd August,2019, across the country 27 teams from various schools registered for the event. Ms. Anushka Sharma and Ms. Nandita Asnani of class XII represented our school, as a team. There were three rounds in the competition. For the first round, ten statements were given to the teams. Three random teams were put on the stage for the zonal debate. Through lottery system, the statements were given to the teams .Our team was well prepared and they used various skills like overstatement, definition, rhetoric, irony etc. to convince the audience. They armed with statistics and data validated and made their arguments more emphatic with right facial expressions, body movements and gestures. Our students gripped everybody’s attention and managed to reach the semi-finals among top 9 teams out of 27 teams. They got a special standing ovation from the Director of Verbattle Foundation and were rewarded with certificates and a token of appreciation.

24. Gen Next - 27th August, 2019

The GEN NEXT team organized an interactive session on abroad studies especially, US ,after class XII and for further career opportunities. The session was conducted by Mr. Girish Ballola, CEO of GEN NEXT; Adie Cheney, Director of Global engagement and Palak Chug, Manager-student counselling. They talked about the various opportunities related to academics and career, available in US and how students after class XII can avail them. Along with the resource persons, there were representatives of Major US Universities of Delaware, Mr. Rex from Columbia College, Mr. Rodrick from Kalana Zoo College and Mr. Joe from Easters Michigan University. They acquainted the students with the details regarding the admission procedures, selection criteria and other pros of going to US for higher studies. It was an exciting and interactive session where the students got a chance to look at the wide spectrum of opportunities available for them.

25. House-Wise Maths Quiz-Class XII 28th August ,2019

Maths club organised a house-wise activity for class 12th on 28th August,2019. The objective of this quiz was to test the knowledge of the participants beyond academics. Four rounds were conducted which included multiple choice questions, whether the statements were true or false, rapid fire and board visualisation round. In this quiz, Topaz house bagged the first position scoring 60 marks. Followed by a tie for second position between Sapphire and Emerald house.

26. Fit India Campaign-29th August, 2019

On the birth Anniversary of Hockey wizard,’Dhyan chand’ ,the honourable Prime Minister,Narendra Modi launched ‘Fit India Campaign’ on National sports Day i.e 29th August,2019 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium,New Delhi from 10.00am to 11.00 am.Our school made necessary arrangments for viewing and hearing of the launch function. The students of class IX watched ‘Fit India Capmaign’ Live in the school Computer Lab. The aim of the programme was to encourage all the citizens of the Nation to inculcate a culture of fitness.During the launch function,the Honourable Prime Minister also administered a fitness pledge.

27. Brainaic-31st August,2019

On 31st, August 2019 Saint Xavier’s, Nevta organize Brainaic 2019- unlocking knowledge with the speed of light. Four students of our School Riya Kushwaha, Nehal Bakliwal of class 10th and Sakshi Khandelwal Diya Sukhija of class 9th participated enthusiastically in this interschool competition. They received participation certificates


CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2019-20

1. NCC Pre-Inter Group Competition Training Camp-2 : 30th August-8th September, 2019

“The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow”. Keeping this in mind, the NCC cadets of our school , Cadet Satakshi Sharma and Cadet Luvia Bindrani attended the pre-inter group competition training camp-2 held at Vivekanand Institute of Technology, Jagatpura from 30thAugust-8th September,2019.It was an amazing experience for the cadets where they participated in various cultural events like National Integration Awareness Presentation, Ballet, Group dance, Group song. Cadet Luvia Bindrani secured the first position in solo dance. Also Mrs Anshul Saxena received the token of appreciation for her exemplary service throughout the camp.

2. Teachers Day - 5th September, 2019

“The future of our country lies in the hand of its youth, the future of the youth is shaped by their teachers” Every year our school celebrates “Teachers day”. This year also under the able guidance and expertise of Manager Rev. Sr. Sangeeta , Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene , Vice Principal Rev. Sr. Cynthia , Primary incharge Rev. Sr. Aruna and Pre . Primary incharge Rev. Sr. Joselyn, the students presented an incredible programme on 5th September, 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr.Sarvepalli RadhaKrishnan. The programme started with the lighting of lamp followed by prayer service and worth watching cultural programme which included dances by the students of pre –primary, primary and high school. They also presented comedy show, beautiful songs and fabulous power point presentation. The Management offered gifts and arranged sumptuous lunch for the teachers as a token of love and gratitude .Our Principal , Rev. Sr. Arlene appreciated the initiatives , responsibilities and dedicated service of the teachers and expressed gratitude for their selfless service and reminded them that ‘ Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world’.The staff representative, Mrs.Sharmila Das proposed gratitude to the Management and students for their love and concern.

3. Mother Mary, Bless us all!-7th September, 2019

On the eve of the special day, a day to dedicate to our ever blessed Virgin Mother Mary, to celebrate her feast along with the celebrations of Literacy, Girl child and Boarders day, to commemorate these events, a special morning assembly was conducted on 7th September, 2019. The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp wherein our Manager Rev. Sr. Sangeeta, Vice Principal Rev. Sr. Cynthia, Middle section incharge Rev. Sr. Selma and Pre-Primary incharge Rev. Sr. Joselyn participated. Then, the reading from the scripture, prayers and petitions were offered invoking the blessings of Mother Mary. The students of the middle section presented a beautiful dance performance depicting the changed condition of the women. The students of class IX presented a Nukkad Natak based on the position of women and highlight how important it is to educate the girl child. The programme concluded with the words of wisdom by the Vice Principal. Besides the special assembly, the boarders were shown a movie ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ and Mrs. Sunita Yadav presented a PowerPoint presentation highlighting, Saving-for a Secured Future so as to educate the supporting staff of our school.

4. Miss Teen Ethnic 2019- 9th September, 2019

India has been a land of diverse culture, craftsmanship and rich heritage; but due to globalisation and various other factors, the art of weaving, handloom and block printing started dwindling from the country. Various Non- Governmental Organisations have taken up the hurricane job to revive this dying art of India , Jaipur especially .In the saga to promote the rich heritage of Jaipur city ; Credent T.V. along with Tarutani and Virasat Heritage foundation organised ‘Miss Teen Ethnic-2019’ auditions in the premises of St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School on 9th September , 2019 , which was successfully programmed under the able guidance of the Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene and Mrs. Aditi Das , the senior history teacher. The Preliminary round of fashion show named ‘Miss Teen Ethnic – 2019’ was judged by Miss India Multinational Simran Sharma, fashion designer Harshad Jain, T.V. Actor Shubham Karwa and a cultural activist Kavita Bhatt. More than sixty students enthusiastically participated in it and displayed traditional as well as western outfits. Some amongst them would be selected for the final round and will get a chance to walk on the ramp with the supermodels and artists.

5. Hindi Diwas Celebration – 12th September, 2019

The school celebrated Hindi Diwas with great enthusiasm and fervour on 12th September 2019 as a mark of acknowledgement of Hindi as the National language. Various activities like debate, speech, poem recitation, group song, group discussion etc. Were conducted in the classes to commemorate the day. They threw light on the contribution of great litterateurs like Munshi Premchand, Mahadevi Verma, Bharatendu Harishchandra and others and dwelt on the impact and relevance of Hindi in today’s times. Students also spoke on the ability of the language to bind the nation.

6. Exaltation of the Holy cross-13th September, 2019

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy cross is celebrated to honour and commemorate the sacrifice our Lord Jesus Christ made on the cross for our salvation, this day we dedicate to our sisters as ‘Management day’. They are the epitome of love and sacrifice and have dedicated their lives for the welfare of humanity. Our school celebrated the Management day on 13th September, 2019.The programme started with the lighting of the lamp. The manager Rev. Sr. Sangeeta, the principal Rev. Sr. Arlene, the vice principal Rev. Sr. Cynthia and other sisters joined in lighting of the lamp. A special prayer service was conducted, where the staff and the students prayed for the well-being of the dear sisters. The prayer service followed by a small cultural programme consisting of songs, dances and a skit to entertain our sisters. Mrs. Licy George acquainted the crowd with the significance of the Holy cross and Mrs.Sharmila Das read the address. The Programme concluded with the words of gratitude by Rev. Sr. Sangeeta, the manager.

7. YOU be the CHANGE – 16th September, 2019

The seed of Universal Solidarity Movement (USM) was sprouted in the city of Indore on 16th July, 1993 by Fr. Varghese Alengaden. The movement was the result of a proactive response to the huge challenges faced by India due to corruption, discrimination, religious as well as ethnic conflicts which were destroying the country. Fr. Varghese had trust and faith in the youth and visualized a country which could be rebuilt by the youth. Our school tries to keep that faith and trust alive in our students to carry the legacy forward. All the members of USM from school had a meeting on 16th September, 2019 to discuss about various strategies and plans to develop our country. All the members pledged to follow five paths of USM i.e. Pray daily , skip a meal to help others , Do a good deed daily, Respect others and Respect our Mother Earth . The main objectives were to use three magical words: please, sorry and thank you. All the members promised not to use plastic. A special stitching session was organised by Ma’am Sunita Yadav and Ma’am Yasmeen in the school to stitch cloth bags for our tiffin and basic necessities. Lakshita Pancholi (President, Human Rights Club), Aanya Sharma (Vice President ), Benecia Benedit ( Secretary), Saumya (secretary), Ipshita Grover (USM Member) helped other students in the activities. All the members participated enthusiastically and are determined to eradicate plastic from our society.

8. Effective lesson planning- 16th and 17th September, 2019

A lot of brainstorming is going on in our country about the need to change our education system. CBSE is pushing for the move from the system of rote learning towards meaningful learning. Multiple changes have been introduced in curriculum as well as evaluation pattern which highlighted the need of effective lesson planning on part of the teachers before entering their classrooms. With this the Board has asked the principals to design an Annual Pedagogical Plan for the current academic session. Thinking in this direction and to meet the requirements of the implemented changes in CBSE, our principal Rev. Sr. Arlene conducted a brief NON-CBSE seminar on 16th September, 2019 for teachers of classes I-X and on 17th September, 2019 for teachers of classes XI-XII. It was emphasized, in the seminar, that all the teachers need to gear up and prepare lesson plans for their respective subjects and classes. The guidelines regarding the Annual Pedagogical Plan suggested learning objectives, preparing lesson plans, transaction, assessment, identifying outcomes of learning of each student through assessment. It was an effective session which set the roadmap for the teachers to move ahead with their work of framing the Annual Pedagogical Plan for the school.

9. Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2019: 18th , 20th, 21st and 23rd September, 2019

Swachhata hi Seva (SHS) 2019, a massive countrywide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhata is observed during 11th September-02nd October, 2019. Keeping the motto of the campaign alive, the teachers along with the students of ‘The Tree Huggers club’ have taken up a project to eradicate plastic from the school campus and initiated to use cloth bags. With this thought in mind, on 18th September, 2019 the students of classes VI-XII pledged to promote the idea of- One Child One Plant; Environment and Water conversation and Ban Plastic use. In compliance with the campaign, a talk show was organised on 20th September, 2019. The talk show started with an audio clip of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji giving his speech in Mathura on the concerned topic. The children heard him how he enlightened on conservation of environment, proper use of resources and to ban plastic. Then, the club members interacted with the students about these issues and guided to take some serious steps to deal with them. On 21st September, 2019 the students of classes VI-IX cleaned the school campus after the lunch break by picking up wrappers, waste papers from the ground and throwing them in dustbins and helped the ministerial staff to keep the school campus neat and clean. The response was overwhelming when the students on 23rd September, 2019 came forward to help and stitch cloth bags from used bed sheets, kurtis, pants etc. to eradicate the use of plastic in school campus. This activity was conducted smoothly in the hall with lots of enthusiasm and zeal to save mother Earth. The students promised to make this world a better place to live in.

10. Science Day Celebration-20thSeptember, 2019

Every year ‘The World Ozone Day’ is celebrated on 16th September to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone layer and search for solutions to preserve it. In lieu of it, the Science Club of our school, ‘Clava Scientiam’ celebrated ‘Science Day’ on 20th September, 2019. The event commenced with the blessings of the Lord and the lighting of the lamp by the principal Rev. Sr. Arlene, the vice principal Rev. Sr. Cynthia, Ma’am Sharmila Das, Mrs. Manbhawana and science club president, Prakarti Jain. The club organised ‘Aryabhatta Science Quiz’ along with an impactful PowerPoint presentation for the students of science stream-class XI and XII. It was a well organised and informative quiz which included questions related to missiles, satellites, advancement in Periodic table and Ozone layer. There were four teams each with four participants and six quiz masters for smoothly conducting the interesting three rounds of the quiz. The winner team was ‘Rutherford Charges’. All the participants and the winners received their certificates from the noble hands of the principal, who encouraged the students and said that such type of informative quiz satisfies the inquisitive mind-set of the students and helps them, face the competitive world.

11. Outreach Programme: A Visit to New Ravindra Public School- 21st September, 2019

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” On 21st September, 2019, the students of classes IX and XI visited New Ravindra Public school, Ramgarh Modh, Jaipur. In the present scenario, when we are heading towards completely materialistic world; almost forgetting our ancient virtues and traditions, every year St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School organises many different outreach programmes to upkeep the mission of our founder Bishop Rt. Rev. Fortunatus Henri Caumont. Almost fifty students had gone to this school; they conducted a morning assembly for them, displayed a Nukkad Natak, distributed sweets and stationery to the students. The Angelites were accompanied by the principal Rev. Sister Arlene and two teachers- Mrs. Aparna Sharma and Mrs. Premlata Jain. The students of class XI along with Sr.Principal taught some basic lessons on health, cleanliness, water conservation etc. to them. It was a very delightful and momentous time for both- the students of New Ravindra Public school and our students sharing time together.

12. Trekking is fun – 21st September, 2019

A trekking expedition was organised for the NCC and Physical Education students of classes XI-XII on 21st September, 2019. The students were taken to Chulgiri Jain Temple, Jaipur which is a prevailing symbol of diversified religious culture. It is surmounted on the Aravalli hills of Jaipur, which became the perfect spot for trekking. It was a thrilling experience for around 186 students as they enjoyed the activity with their friends and climbed up to four slabs to reach the temple. The students enjoyed the workout as the activity turned out to be ‘Work’ as well as ‘Fun’ for them. The Physical Education and NCC teachers along with two peons accompanied the students for proper management and accomplishment of the task.

13. Puzzle and Pictorial Quiz 23rd and 26th September, 2019

A Word search puzzle game (XI - XII) and a Pictorial quiz (XII) was organized for the budding entrepreneur club students on 23rd and 26th September, 2019 respectively as a teacher’s task regarding creativity is to help children climb their own mountain as high as possible. For the word puzzle game, the students were given the ‘Term’ and they were to search the key word in the cross word puzzle. Time to search 35 Keywords was 20 minutes. The students who scored maximum, were given chocolates as their rewards. Visual impact lasts forever and with this thought a pictorial quiz was conducted. Pictures were shown in the form of a PPT and the students had to recognize the function/feature/element/principle of management. The Quiz helped the students to prepare all the keywords, OTQs and Principles of management.

14. Condolence Assembly for Sr. Verona- 25th September, 2019

It was the day full of sorrow and grief, when on 25th September, 2019 a condolence assembly was conducted in the school for our beloved Sr. Verona, Ex-Principal (2004-2007). Everyone was saddened to know about the loss. Sr. Verona who had been very dear to the Sophian family left for her heavenly abode on 23rd September, 2019. Her funeral took place in Mumbai, the next day. It was terrible to hear about the loss. In the condolence assembly, the principal, Rev. Sr. Arlene and the senior teachers expressed their grief through their prayers. They recalled the moments when Sr. Verona was there in the school as the Principal; who had always been very loving and caring towards all. She was an epitome of motherly love whose soul always reflected peace and contentment. All prayed for the soul to rest in peace.

15. Saksham 2019 – 25th September, 2019

Petroleum Conservation Research Association, under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas conducted ‘Saksham 2019–A National Level Painting and Essay Competition’. In the essay competition, about 200 students of class VIII participated and in the painting competition about 200 students from classes VI-VII participated. The Essays and Paintings were made on the theme ‘Oil conservation towards healthy and better environment. This was conducted to make oil conservation a National Movement and make students aware about the practical conservation tips for the conservation of Petroleum products. There was an astounding response from the students.

16. Regional level Teaching Aid competition- 27th and 28th September, 2019

CBSE regional level teaching aid competition was organised at Columbia Convent School, Indore on 27th and 28th September, 2019. Around 52 teachers from Ajmer region participated in the competition. Mrs. Sunita Yadav, PGT-BSt. and Mrs. Indu Menon, TGT-Mathematics, from the school participated for the different categories. The categories were divided according to the classes and subjects. Our teachers displayed their innovative teaching aids and methods for which they were well appreciated and encouraged. Their creative aids were able to relieve monotony or boredom by presenting information in an interesting manner which impressed everyone. Mrs. Indu Menon made our school proud as she got selected for the National level in the category class 6-8 for mathematics.

17. Centenary celebration: Inter Sophia Dance contest 27th and 28th September, 2019

Celebrating 100 years of a school’s life is a huge milestone that should be recognised and applauded by the whole community. Marking this achievement, Sophia senior secondary school, Ajmer organized an Inter Sophia Dance contest where our students accompanied by Mrs. Arti Jain and Mrs. Ragini Eshwar, participated enthusiastically. Our students performed their best and won applause from the audience and received participatory certificates. It was an enthralling experience for the students who enjoyed themselves and were happy to get the opportunity to meet new people at new place.

18. Wild Life Conservation: 28th September,2019

On 28th September 2019, a creative ‘Drawing and Painting competition’ on the theme ‘Forest and Wildlife Conservation’ was organised by Wing of Research in Local Development Organisation to urge the students of classes VI-VIII to protect environment and safeguard nature. The event took place in the premises of the school to commemorate World Wildlife Week 2019. The 60 participants showcased their responsibility towards the environment through their impactful drawings and paintings. The event was organised to spread awareness about saving the environment and imperatively say ‘No to plastic usage’. The students vowed whole heartedly to minimise plastic product usage and plant trees on every possible occasion. The students took an initiative to protect the environment and become better citizens of the world.

19. Eco-Friendly Diwali 28th September,2019

On 28th September, 2019 a housewise activity was conducted in the school for the classes VI to X.The students of classes VI –VIII were asked to make various articles for diwali decoration.All the students participated enthusiastically and made beautifully decorated diyas, bandarwar,lanterns etc. It was a pleasure for the teachers to witness such overwhelming creativity shown by the students in their work. Also,the students of classes IX-X were asked to prepare posters on the topic-Ecofriendly Diwali,spreading the message of environment friendly Diwali. The activity was an interesting way to educate students about their culture and traditions as well as teaching them to be a responsible citizen towards Nature.

20. Commerce Clave 30th September, 2019

Career counselling plays a vital role by guiding class XII students towards their first step outside school to help them choose the best path to move ahead with the best choice of career. Jayshree Periwal High School, Chitrakoot in collaboration with Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Commerce (GCEC) organised the best commerce fest of the city – Commerce Clave 2019 on 30th September, 2019 for commerce students. Many schools from the city were present in the fest. Our class XII 50 commerce students attended the fest where they were made aware about the best possible opportunities available for them. There were many CBSE resource persons to guide students to adopt a proper and practical approach to understand the latest revised syllabus and also teach us how to approach these newly styled examination patterns. The students were acquainted with the detailed procedure of admissions, selection criteria and job opportunities for top universities inside and outside the country. There were experts who briefed students about the courses related to Law, BBA, MBA, Stock market, Indian finance, Mass communication, Entrepreneurship etc. The students got a chance to look at the wide spectrum of opportunities available for them. The visit proved to be highly informative and beneficial for the students.

21. Sports Tournaments:

District Level BASKETBALL Tournament

Our school U-14 Basketball team participated in SGFI (School Games Federation of India) district level Basketball tournament from 5th September, 2019 to 7th September, 2019 held at Sanskar Public School, Jaipur. They reached quarter-finals defeating Xavier’s C-Scheme. Tanya Singh was selected and participated for U-4 SGFI state level tournament. The state level tournament held at Alwar from 21st September, 2019 to 26th September, 2019. They emerged as 1st runner up.

Our school U-17 Basketball team participated in SGFI district level Basketball tournament from 6th September, 2019 to 9th September, 2019 held at St. Edmunds School, Jaipur. They emerged as winners by defeating St. Edmunds School with the score of 53-9. Amongst them Manvi Srivastava was awarded as the best player. Manvi Srivastava, Pulkita Sharma, Manvy R Kumar and Vidhi Sarraf were selected for SGFI state level tournament held at Alwar from 21st September, 2019 to 26th September, 2019. They emerged as the winners at the state level where Manvi Srivastava was awarded as best player.

Our school U-19 Basketball team participated in SGFI district level Basketball tournament from 6th September, 2019 to 9th September, 2019 held at St. Edmunds School, Jaipur. They emerged as 1st Runner up. Yashasvi Yadav, Harshita Singh and Jeevika Sharma were selected for SGFI state level tournament held at Alwar from 21st September to 26th September, 2019. They emerged as winners and brought laurels to the school.

Xavier’s Cup

St. Angela Sophia Basketball team grabbed the Xavier’s Cup Trophy which was held at St. Xavier’s School, Behror. Our team defeated St. Xavier’s Bhiwadi in quaterfinals, St.Xavier’s Behror in Semi-finals and thrased Alwar Public School in the finals. Again, Manvi Srivastava of our team was judged as the best player of the tournament.

CBSE West Zone TAEKWONDO Tournament

CBSE Taekwondo Championship Tournament was held in Vivek Techno School, Jagatpura from 9th September, 2019 to 12th September, 2019. In which eight girls of our school participated. Gauri Mathur received Silver Medal, Aditi Tiwari and Suhani Dhawan received bronze medal. Gauri Mathur was selected for CBSE Nationals.

SGFI DISTRICT Level BADMINTON Tournament

Our School U-14 badminton players participated in SGFI District Level Tournament which was held at Reta, Dudu from 1st to 4th September, 2019. Archisha Beniwal and Pragya Katara bagged 1ST Position (Team Event). Also Pragya Katara recevied silver medal and Archisha Beniwal received bronze medal in the individual category. Archisha Beniwal and Pragya Katara were selected for states.

Our school U-17 badminton players participated in SGFI District Level Tournament which was held at SMS Sports Academy, Mangliyawas from 5th September to 8th September, 2019. They bagged 3rd position. Pushti Tiwari was selected for states.

Our school U-19 badminton team bagged 3rd position at district level held at SMS academy Mangliyawas from 5th September to 8th September. Archita Bhargava and Milli Parmar were selected for states. Archisha Beniwal and Pragya Katara won gold medal in the team event at the state level competition and Pragya Katara was selected for the Nationals.

SWIMMING DISTRICT and STATE Level Competition

Mehak Jain of class X won 2 gold medals in 50m Free style and 100m Free style respectively and 1 silver medal in Back Stroke at the District level competition. She was also selected for the state level competition going to be held at Kota from 13th September, 2019 to 18th September, 2019. Mehak Jain of class X has won gold medal in 400m. Medley relay at the state level competition held at Kota.


CAMPUS NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019-20

1. Green and Clean Jaipur 01st October, 2019

A felicitation program was organized on 01st October, 2019 by Rajasthan Forest and Wildlife Training Institution (RFWTI) and Wings of Research in Local Development (WORLD) organization at RFWTI. The ceremony was graced by the honorable Forest Minister Shri Sukhiram Bishnoi. The program aimed at honoring the commendable work done by schools and important people who worked in the direction of keeping our city, Jaipur, green and clean. RFWTI AND WORLD organization recognized their different initiatives and activities conducted on individual as well as group levels for the cause. Our school is awarded and recognized for its commendable work in developing awareness among students to plant trees, protect their environment and take steps to avoid use of plastic. It was a proud moment for our school.

2. Peace is Priceless 02nd October, 2019

“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD” quoted by Mahatma Gandhi is sincerely followed by St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School. To mark the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri on 02nd October, 2019, a special assembly was conducted by the students of our school. A devotional ambience prevailed as the assembly commenced with the Lord’s blessings through the reading from the Holy Scriptures followed by prayers and petitions. As Gandhi Ji quoted “Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will”, this was very well depicted on the stage by reflecting on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Shastri ji. The students with immense patriotic fervor presented poems, an action song, speech and a short skit on ‘Dandi March’. The presentations were beautiful. The solemn depictions of Satyagraha and Non-violence motivated the students to fight against unjust laws to uphold their rights. The beautiful folk dance of Rajasthan was another mesmerizing event of the day. Thereafter, a Peace walk was organized within the school premises by the primary students. They held banners with slogans on Peace, Non-violence, Honesty and Truthfulness. It was a treat to our eyes. Sister Aruna Peter, the Primary incharge along with 720 students and 20 teachers of primary section, enthusiastically marched to spread the message of Peace. Also, a Peace Rally was organized by the members of Universal Solidarity Movement (USM), Human Rights Club and National Cadet Corps. Around 115 students participated along with 8 teachers under the able guidance of our Principal Rev. Sr. Arlene. Everyone participated in the march which started from the school campus to Albert Hall and then back to school. The Principal enlightened the students on the values taught by Gandhi ji and urged them to practice Love, Truth and Non-violence in day to day life.

3. Essay writing competition at Nahargarh 03rd October, 2019

To promote the theme of preservation of fauna i.e. animal life, every year from 02nd October to 08th October Wildlife Conservation Week is celebrated. For people across the nation, this week is a chance to learn more about the incredible animals and to take action in order to save our treasured species. With this thought in mind, on 03rd October, 2019 our school students of class IX visited Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur for Essay writing competition on the occasion of 65th Wildlife Conservation week. The topic for the competition was ‘Importance of Biodiversity in Wildlife’. Our students beautifully penned down their views on the topic, in both English and Hindi language. Then the students visited the Nahargarh Zoological Park to explore and understand the importance of wildlife and biodiversity in our life.

4. Centenary Celebration and Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 04th October, 2019

Centenary celebration of Education ministry of Sophia in India and feast of St. Francis of Assissi was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm on 04th October, 2019. The aim of the mother institution- Sophia is to impart wisdom to little ones, especially to girls. The day was dedicated to the founder Rt. Rev. Bishop Fortunatus Henri Caumont and his sister, Mother Mary Matilda and the services rendered by the Mission Sisters of Ajmer. The day was graced by Rev. Bishop Oswald Lewis, Rev. Fr. Paul D’Souza, Rev. Fr. Moortilal and guest sisters who added vibrance to the event. The program was organized by keeping in mind the day. The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries and luminaries present for the occasion, followed by the prayer service and reading from the Holy Scriptures. The journey of Caumont family and their services for the school from ‘Budding to Blossoming of a legacy’ were showcased through a skit. The primary dance drama depicted the humility and love for nature of the patron saint- St. Francis of Assissi. It was followed by a group Dandiya presentation by the students of classes VI-VIII, highlighting the importance of integration of arts into curriculum. The entire venue was gripped with nostalgia. Rev. Bishop Oswald Lewis appreciated the initiatives and motivated all to live up to the dreams of the visionaries. His inspiring words infused a new vigor in all and made us feel proud and privileged to be called as Sophians.

5. Plogging our Way to Health 04th October, 2019

Our school organized a Plog on Health, Cleanliness and Environment on 04th October, 2019 under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in which around 100 students of class IX participated. They went for a small march along the path outside the school gate picking up trash to compel a bigger change and spread the message of conservation of environment by avoiding the use of plastic. By conducting this activity, garbage collection became fun and combined inherent health benefits with a larger purpose of mobilising the community for greater good.

6. Fruit-Break Activity 04th October, 2019

To encourage the concept of healthy mind and body, Fruit consumption is must, therefore, a Fruit-Break activity is introduced for the students to consume and to enjoy the seasonal fruits. This was an initiative introduced by Tree Huggers-The Eco Club. Thus, a Fruit-Break of ten-minute to consume any seasonal fruit was given to the students, to initiate this concept on 4th October 2019. This activity is initiated to alert Parents also, so that some fruits should be there in the tiffins for the students. It is a really healthy initiative taken by the school for the students to develop a nice habit of eating fruits.

7. Super 30 meet Anand Kumar 21st October, 2019

Dainik Bhaskar completed, successfully, its 23yrs in Jaipur and on the occasion it organized a program ‘Jashn Jaipur’ in Birla Auditorium powered by Amity University, Jaipur. Mr. Anand Kumar, the famous mathematician of our country from Bihar, honored the occasion for an interaction session with teachers, parents and especially with students to share his success mantra. Our 30 students of class XII along with our three mathematics teachers were privileged to get a chance to be a part of the audience. The session started with the felicitation of Mr. Anand Kumar according to the culture and traditions of Rajasthan. He enlightened and inspired the budding youth to work hard and dream big by quoting anecdote of his life. He shared his experience of failing at several phases and steps of life yet not quitting by which he shines bright in our country and around the globe as a “Great Mathematician”. He also encouraged parents and teachers to believe in the potential of students. It’s the faith and dedication which gives wings to their dreams. He taught students that it isn’t always about solving problems but creating various situations to understand the concept better. Everyone in the audience was well motivated and inspired by the end of the session with the tagline on their lips-“Kar dikhayenge kuch aisa ki duniya banna chahe hum jaisa”.

8. Deepawali Celebration 22nd October, 2019

When we see the world becoming brighter, more beautiful, more cheerful and certainly more magical, we know that Deepawali is around the corner. Keeping these thoughts in mind St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School, celebrated the festival of lights on 22nd October, 2019. A special assembly was organized to mark this auspicious occasion. Starting with the lighting up of diyas, prayers and petitions were offered to the Almighty seeking his blessings and assistance in cultivating spiritual wealth like compassion, love and humility. An alluring self-composed poem was recited by Jyoti Jamini (XII-E), beautifully embracing the true meaning of Deepawali. The students of middle section presented a beautiful song. The members of student council presented forth the importance of unity, family time, sharing, love and use of eco-friendly crackers with the under privileged ones. The students were made to understand the significance of this auspicious festival. Sister Prasana gave her words of wisdom to the gathering, enlightening them and guiding them to celebrate an eco-friendly Deepawali and to spread happiness everywhere, lighting up smiles on all the faces.

9. National Level Teaching Aid Competition 30th October, 2019

CBSE organised a Teaching Aid Competition for teachers from all over India. The Ajmer region competition was held in Indore on 28th September, 2019 where Mrs. Sunita Yadav and Mrs. Indu Menon participated. Mrs. Indu Menon was selected in VI-VIII (Mathematics) category to represent Ajmer region in Nationals. The National level competition held at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya at Kasturba Gandhi Marg in Delhi on 30th October, 2019. Around 160 teachers from all over India participated and 12 teachers were selected out of them. Mrs. Indu Menon received a participation certificate.

10. Sports tournaments of the month

BADMINTON: 1. Our school team participated in CBSE (west zone) at Vallabh Ashram Pardi, Gujarat from 1st October to 4th October, 2019 and bagged third position.

BASKETBALL: 1. The school team participated in Xavier’s Cup at Behror where they bagged first position, declaring Manvi Srivastava as the best player. 2. The team participated in JECRC tournament which was held from 13th October to 15th October, 2019 and bagged second position. 3. Our school team participated in CBSE clusters held during 18th October to 22nd October, 2019 at Tonk and won against MGPS with 50-28score at the semi finals securing first position. It is a matter of great pride for our school as the team is selected for the Nationals.


Page Updated: November 05, 2019

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