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Jai Ho Shivaji !

Shivaji, the hero  of Maharashtra guided the people to achieve Hindavi Swaraj.  His guerilla  warfare gave the common man the courage to be aware of his rights and know their patriotism for our country.



Ist Place    Prerna Yadav         X B
               Shivani Bhamare    IX A

2nd Place   Siddhi Khadtare     IX B
                Mansi Kasar           VIII B

3rd Place    Ashmeet Kaur        VIII B
               Ritu Pawar              IX A

1stPlace   Nikita Anand Bangera  VII A
             Ketaki S Rothod           VI A

2nd        Nishita Bansal               V B
            Shrishti M Pherwani       VI B

3rd        Bhavika S Punjabi           V A
            Saisha S Kamble             V B


Clay modeling workshop

The student of std VIII participated in a clay modeling workshop conducted in school under the able guidance of Mrs. Smita Mahaskar. The student enjoyed kneading, shaping and moulding the clay into various models. A few models of Lord Ganesha were made as clay is eco friendly and does not cause environmental pollution.

Raksha Bandhan Celebration in the Primary Section

Raksha Bandhan or the " Rakshi festival" is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month  of Shravan.  It signifies the bond of love between brothers and sisters.
This festival was celebrated on the 1st of August by the primary section of our school.  
A beautiful backdrop was prepared by displaying well decorated Rakhis of various shapes and sizes.

Children were told that Raksha Bandhan depicts the following values:

Love – It signifies the love between sister and brother.

Rituals – Sister ties a thread – band of love on the brother’s wrist and asks for his protection in times of need.  She performs the  Aarti and gives him a sweet.

Sentiments of love are expressed by offering a gift by the brother.  He accepts the responsibility of protecting his sister.

Joyfulness  - It renews this bond of Love and creates an atmosphere of joyfulness.

"Rooted in faith, Joyfully we live"

The new academic year began with a Eucharistic celebration on the 22nd of June, 2012 based on the theme, "Rooted in faith, Joyfully we live." Fr. Daniel celebrated the mass prayerfully and preached on inspiring homily.   Mrs. Patsy, our music teacher along with the school choir accompanied the mass with melodious songs. After the mass, Father blessed the school.

We pray that the grace of our almighty rests on each and everyone throughout this year.

Interschool Prize Distribution M – EAST WARD 2011 – 12

  Interschool Prize distribution M- East Ward for the academic year 2011 – 2012 was held in Loreto Convent School on 24 th February 2012. Dr. J . R. Keluskar, the Deputy Education Officer, Mrs.Asmita Chopdekar, the Superintendent, Mrs. Sayali Surve, the B.O of M - East Ward were present and graced the occasion. The Chief Guest Dr. J . R. Keluskar and the other dignitaries were given a warm welcome.

  The program began with a prayer service followed by lighting of the lamp, songs, folk dances by different schools, and distribution of prizes to the winners by the chief guest and the special invitees.

  The Chief Guest in his inspiring speech highlighted the importance of Education which was appreciated by all present.
   Sr. Geetha then proposed the vote of thanks and the function concluded with the National Anthem.

Children Day Celebration 14 Nov, 2011

“Like rose buds in a garden,
They need tender care;
Then they’ll lead India to the place,
Where in awe, the world can only store”

On children’s day our teachers put up a mesmerizing show to make us feel loved and special and also to make us realize that we have great potential to become responsible citizens of India and bloom into beautiful and fragrant flowers.

The program started with lighting of lamp by our Head girl Priya Khosla and Vice head girl Aastha Bajirao.  A meaningful prayer service was conducted by all the teachers followed by a welcome song. Magic tricks were performed by Keemaya and Chrisel, our little magicians of the primary section. This was followed by non – stop entertainments like ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, Santa Banta jokes, Dances and Qawali by our enthusiastic teachers.

Our Manager, Sr. Geetha spoke words of guidance and motivated the girls. Mrs. Hilda presented the little magicians with gifts and appreciated their performance. After the dance they enjoyed the ice-cream given to them.

“Little minds, Little Hearts."
Innocence that outsmarts,
Smiles that win hearts,
Cuteness that will ever last!”

It was indeed a day to remember for each and every student of the Secondary section.

“Stay Germ – free, Live fear free”

     An interactive and informative programme on “Hygiene and First Aid in Self Wound Care” was arranged by Betadine for the students of standard III to VII. They taught the children the different steps involved when a person is injured. This was well enacted and demonstrated to help children know the use of first aid. They interacted well with  the students by asking them questions on first aid. The response was good. They also gave steps to be followed when a person gets burnt. At the end of the session they taught children a little jingle – “A stitch in time saves nine and everything is fine with Betadine.”

      Sr. Geetha thanked Ekta and her staff for their valuable service in training the children. The children sang a song – Showers of blessings for them. At the end a free first aid kit was given for the school and each child was given an ointment of Betadine. Sister Geetha and the staff of Loreto once again thanked them individually.

Gandhi Jayanthi

The students of the Secondary Section of Loreto Convent School celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi on the 3rd October with great respect. Students from standard V to IX put up information about Mahatma Gandhi on the soft board. Standard VII Guide Girls helped keep the school and its surrounding clean by sweeping the school premises, the assembly hall and the play area. They also enacted skits. Standard VIII girls displayed projects on topics such as breaking of the Salt Act, the Dandi March etc.

Investure Ceremony of Primary Section

On Friday the 8th July our Primary Section had a special assembly.  In this assembly 33 students selected from all the three sections of standard four were given badges. Sr. Geetha, Ms Joshi, all class teachers and subject pinned up the badges. The minders are responsible for looking after the students with love and care and also help and guide them regarding the discipline that has to followed during the breaks and also during the different programmes conducted in the assembly hall. This was followed by a small prayer service, pledge and a hymn sung by the minders to let the guiding light shine along their path of duty. We wish the children good luck and God’s blessings.

Field trip to our city Mumbai

Class III students along with their teachers went to visit different places in Mumbai on the 11 April 2011.  We left the school premises at 8.45am  and reached at 5.50pm in the evening.  The trip was exciting, anxious enjoyable and memorable one.  The following places visited were Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, B.M.C building, times of India, Jehanghir art gallery, Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India, Kamala Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens, Haji Ali, Nehru Planetarium, Taporewala Aquarium and the Nehru Science Centre (Flora Fountain, Mantralaya, Taj Hotel etc.) Girgaon Chowpatty.Children were given handouts on these places and were given a worksheet on this trip. They did it well and enjoyed playing different quiz at the Nehru Science Centre and were very excited.

Orientation Programme

A seminar for the teachers of Loreto Convent School was arranged on 11th of June 2011, to recharge their energy and revive their spirit to give their best to the children for the coming academic year ahead. Mrs. Jyoti Gokhale, who is a counseller was the resource person for the seminar. She was warmly welcomed by Mrs. Hilda D’Souza, the Headmistress. She helped the teachers realize their strength and weakness.

The teachers were divided into groups and various activities were conducted which helped them explore their potentials and work in unison as a team. It was also an eye opener for the teachers as each one came to know their own qualities.
On the whole the seminar was truly inspirational and enriching experience as it boosted the confidence of all the teachers present Sr. Geetha, the manager expressed gratitude to Mrs. Jyoti for conducting the seminar.

The 2010 – 11 batch of 10th standard toiled throughout the year studying hard for their board exams. With the prelims over, the stage was set for the end of their schooling years. After spending over 12 years in the school, they were worthy of getting a memorable farewell. The 9 standard was preparing since a couple of days to entertain the 10 standard on their farewell and they were finally ready to set the stage on fire on the 5 of February. On the day of the farewell the 10 standards arrived at school in the big hall looking pretty and trying to put their best foot forward. They were surprised to see the decorations which changed the whole look of the hall.

The ‘Miss Loreto Convent’ contest was thoroughly enjoyed along with many dances and games and the food. In the end the student were experiencing a bitter – sweet feeling of the event as they realized they were now, leaving school and stepping the outside world all by themselves without their teachers to guide and support them. It was indeed a farewell that will be a memorable event of their lives.

Investiture Ceremony
For the smooth functioning of the school, every year the school conducts the election where in the head girl, vice head girl, captains and vice captains are elected by students. The Investiture ceremony was held on 4th Feb 2011.  The old office bearers of the year 2010-11 were called in.  After completing the entire assigned task, they gave up the flag and badges. They were followed by the newly appointed office bearers for the year 2011-12.

The old office bearers held a special prayer service for the newly appointed office bearers. After the prayer service, Sr. Geetha told the newly appointed office bearers to take few promises which they had to fulfill.  All the members accepted their new responsibilities willingly and agreed to abide by the promises made by them.
Then the newly appointed office bearers accepted the flag and badges given to them by Sr. Geetha and Mrs. Hilda.  This was followed by the Oath taking Ceremony.  On behalf of all the captains and vice captains, the head girl said a short prayer.  Sr. Geetha congratulated all the newly appointed office bearers and reminded them of their responsibility and task that lies ahead of them.

Hindi Day
In India, 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Day. Today the Hindi experts Mrs. Sadhana Tripathi and Mrs. Trupti Sharma, the Hindi teachers of secondary section of Loreto Convent organized an elocution competition. The speakers were divided into Junior and Senior categories. The topics were given beforehand and were prepared by the students. The judges were Mrs. Pratima Patil and Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur.

In juniors, the 3rd place was secured by Jaskiran Kaur of std V B who spoke on Mera Bharat Mahan. The 2nd place was shared by three participants Syanee Ghai of std VII A who spoke on Mera Bharat Mahan, Vismaya Venu of VII B and Ancilla of std VI A spoke on Adarsh Vidyarthi. Bhoomi Vig of std VI A spoke on Mera Bharat Mahan and stood first in the juniors.

The seniors spoke well. The 3rd place was won by Siddhali Thambe of VIII B and 2nd place was won by Yukti Jain. Both spoke on Samay ka Niyojan. The 1st place was taken away by Siree Ghegadmal who spoke on Hindi Hamari Rashtriyabhasha.

The judges were quite impressed by the students performance that Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur read a beautiful poem about “Choohe ki Paathshala”. The headmistress Mrs. Hilda thanked the judges for the precious time they gave inspite of their busy schedule.

Save Nature, Save Snakes

On the 8th of September 2010, the secondary section of Loreto Convent School had a talk regarding the protection and importance of snakes. This talk was given by Mr. Sunil Kadam and his family who are snake lovers themselves. They willingly came forward to conduct the session at free of cost. Mr. Kadam provided the students with immense knowledge about snakes and also the habitats they live in. This session cleared all the doubts that the students had in mind about snakes and it also helped them to overcome their phobia regarding snakes. Mr. Kadam had brought with him a few species of live snakes such as King Cobra, Rat Snakes, Tree snakes, Soil Snakes etc which the students and teachers were allowed to touch and handle.

Few of the brave ones put aside their fears and readily volunteered to hold this wonderful creature in their hands.  The show was enjoyed by the staff and students and was concluded with a vote of thanks to Mr. Kadam and his family by Mrs. Hilda, the Headmistress of secondary section.

Teacher’s Day Celebrations
Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 4th (secondary) & 6th (primary) September, very enthusiastically by the Loretians. The theme was ‘You are a Star’. [ Read More ]

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