Festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated all over the country. It signifies the brother sister relationship. The sister ties a colourful thread (Rakhi) on the brother’s wrist and prays for his wellbeing. The brother pledges to protect the sister at all times. The students of SJA. Sr. KG section celebrated this festival on 24 August with the teacher showing the students how to make Rakhi. Children tied the Rakhi on each other’s wrist with teacher’s help and wished each other. The children were very much excited and enjoyed the occasion.
Prayer Service for the Country
On 14 August 2010, the Primary School students presented a curtain raiser item on the forthcoming Independence Day Programme. Some children were dressed up in state wise costumes to show us the unity in diversity. The Theme of the Prayer Service was Bind Us Together.
Children thanked the freedom fighters because of their sacrifice they got a chance to be born in the Free India. Children prayed for their countrymen too. They sang a beautiful song for their motherland. Children depicted our National Flag with a very innovative idea that is using the colourful gloves.
This programme ended with a novel pledge in which they showed that children wish to care for the creation and love their mother earth. Everybody joined in the singing of the National Anthem after Sister Geetha’s thought provoking message of love and concern for the havenots in the society.
Today young minds are confused as to which field to take for their future as in today’s world there are many career options. This problem was solved by the “Parfulta Career Counselling” for the STD ‘X’ students which were held on 7 August 2010 and 12 August 2010 and 39 students participated in this session. This organization helped the students to know which field is appropriate for them, so that they can fly high with bright colours in future. In the beginning the students were confused but after undergoing the test they came to know the value of it. There were almost 10 tests conducted for example in Maths, English etc to know how good we are in these subjects. The students are really thankful to Prafulta career counseling for helping them to choose a proper field for their bright future. The results of this session will be out on 30 September and their parents can accompany them for further guidance.
Anti Malaria Procession
An anti malaria drive was carried out on 11 Aug 2010, by Std VIII Girl Guides and RSP Cadets, to create an awareness amongst the general public and local residents of RCF Township & Dongre Park, about the prevailing outbreak of Malaria disease in Mumbai city. Students held placards with messages in different languages and shouted slogans to convey the urgent need to control rampant spread of this disease. Their slogans were "Keep the surroundings clean, Mosquitoes will not be seen." "You control mosquitoes, We control malaria." The students were accompanied by the Principal and some of the teachers.
Excursion to the Exotic Manali
This was for the first time, we had an excursion for a week’s duration. The picturesque Manali gladdened our hearts. Students of std VIII and std IX accompanied by the staff left for beautiful Manali on 9 October 2010 by the Mangala Lakshadweep Express from Panvel. The train departed at 2:30 pm. Everyone was restless as the train journey was delayed by 4 hours. We reached Delhi at 5pm, so we could only catch a glimpse of the India Gate. We were given ice candies and travelled further to Manali which was a 16 hours journey by road.
On the way, we saw the scenic beauty, waterfall, the crystal clear streams, the undulating mountains top and the winding roads. We reached Hotel Holiday Inn on 11 October and the stay there was a memorable one. The lunch and the dinners, the disco nite is worth cherishing. The next day all went shopping to the nearby market place, picking up handicraft items and some souvenirs. We also saw the Buddhist monastery. The next day it was river crossing, paragliding cable car, horse riding and rappling. In the evening we visited the hot springs, a natural phenomenon. Everyone enjoyed their day out with nature.
The next day was at the Rohtang Pass. The journey there was adventourous. There snow man was carved and snow balls were flung at one another. The yak ride was great. The same evening a visit to the Hadima Temple was organized. Everyone clicked many photographs. The following day we travelled to Chandigarh and stayed at Classic Pinjore Residence for a day. In the evening we visited the beautiful Rock Garden and the Sukana Lake.
We left Chandigarh early in the morning to Delhi and took the Kochi Express at 2.15pm.We reached Mumbai at 3.30pm on 16 of October. It was a real close walk with peace and tranquility. We are deeply grateful to the management of Central Adventure for taking trouble to organize this trip successfully.
Our school is extremely grateful to Mr. Reju Jacob, who is our parent and mentor is the mastermind of our school website, willingly came forward to undertake this creative and daunting task.
“No words to describe this creative mind,
A rare jewel Loreto would find,
Willing to take a risk & give us a chance,
Our website is great so have a glance.”
May God shower his choicest blessings upon him. Let us discover the treasure he has in him.