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News and Events of 2017-2018

Talent Fest Different Strokes:

This year’s edition of Carmel High School’s talent fest ‘Different Strokes’ was a master stroke. The two-day fest held on August 22nd and 23rd comprised of 50 colossal events to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of the school which saw an overwhelming response from eminent schools all over Bangalore. The inauguration began with the traditional lighting of the lamp and offering floral tribute to the Late Founder Alexander Menezes and unveiling of the Rolling Championship trophy constituted in his name. Principal Dr. Florence D'Souza welcomed the participating schools, wishing them the very best. The fest was a platform for students to showcase their talents in literary, cultural and art events and an authentic revelation of one’s potential. The fun-filled alumni event conducted by Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes saw the old and new merge on stage, bringing a sense of nostalgia whilst competing with each other.



Quiz Competition :

Our school students participated in quiz competition conducted by Shri Sumati Vishaal Chaturmaas Samithi 2017 Bangalore and won second prize. The winners were

Jatin D Shah X C
Smriti M Shah X C
Isha Jain IX D
Siddhi Surana IX B

Independence Day :

A very special day for the whole country celebrating the 71st Independence day with pride. The day’s celebration started with flag hoisting by the chief guest Mr. Shridar Kempegowda awardee and social worker accompanied by Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes, Principal of Carmel P U College Mrs. Sandya Menezes and Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Flowerence D’Souza. The School band presented guard of honour. The students of primary rendered patriotic songs, mono acting of Tippu Sultan, the tiger of Mysore. Dance on Vande Mataram the iconic and promising slogan of India. The performances were mesmerising. It was a wonderful day to remember the freedom fighters, soldiers and pass on the patriotism of nation builders.



50th Annual Athletic Meet 2017

50th Annual Athletic Meet 2017 was held on August 2nd and 3rd at Ambedkar ground. The Chief Guest for the inauguration was Abdul Wajjid Kazi Deputy Director of Education, Bangalore North and for the valedictory function the Chief Guest was International Cricketer Syed Kirmani (Arjun Awardee). The most intriguing aspect, embellishing the event was the splendid field displays involving mass student participation, which splattered on the field, a riot of hues and vibrancy as it was the Golden Jubilee year of the school. The students actively participated in the track and field events. The Athletic Meet culminated in the distribution of medals, championship trophies and overall championship shield in junior and senior categories for respective houses. The displays included aerobics, yoga, zumba, gymnastics, band display and Carmel Olympics. The day ended on a cheerful note filled with memories and promises for all the young sports enthusiasts.



Sparkie Champ:

Pranav M of IV A has been declared as the sparkie champ of the week 17th to 23rd July.



Food Fest:

The 21st of July 2017 set out to be a fantastic day through a food fest organized by our X std students, divided into teams, each representing an Indian state. The enthusiastic participation indeed did tickle our taste buds, along with proudly underlining our rich cultural diversity through the costumes and delicacies of each state. It also brought out the entrepreneurship skills of our students, with the event being a huge success through the grand spread of dishes and students patronizing in large numbers, the proceeds of which goes to charity donations making it worth the efforts, living up to the joy of giving.



STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Volley ball Tournament:

Our school participated in high School boys volley ball tournament conducted by Karnataka state education department at Kurubarahalli ground and were winners at cluster level and securing the first prize.



SISHUGRIHA S G MUN-2017

"Carmelites had the highest representation among the 16 most prestigious schools across Bangalore in the SISHUGRIHA MUN-2017, held from 27th to 29th of July 2017. The highlights of the event was the Carmelites presentation of their highly cognitive "POSITION PAPERS" and specially the well researched oration by our students representing 5committees of delegates from various countries. It was truly a brain storming experience for the young munners. Administrator Mr.Roshan Menezes and Principal Dr .Florence D'Souza congratulated all the Munners and the MUN coordinator Mr.Sharan, for their adorable representation in SG MUN-2017.

Kshitiz Chadha

 Lavina Khandelwal

Karan Khandelwal

Manavi Datar

Charith

Mrinal Raj

Yashpreeth. V

Deepthi Lokesh

Divith Narendra 

Namitha Bhatt

Mohammed Rhyan 

Mehek Bagrecha

 Harshavardan

Aditya



Budding Drama Artist:

Aishwarya of III C was selected as the contestant in the mega audition round among 40,000 participants for “Drama Junior Season 2” programme, telecasted on Zee Kannada channel. The Institution wishes her good luck.



Camlin Zonal Level Drawing Competition:

Students of Carmel High School bagged many prizes under category B and C in Camlin Zonal Level Drawing Competition (South) 2016.

Nithya  N of  II A won 2nd place
Indraja of  II A – Appreciation award
Yashwin P of  II A – Appreciation award
Manogna S of  IV C – Appreciation award 
 


Teacher Achievements:

Nekara Shree Gayathri Devala Devanga Sangha, Kollegala Conducted its 10th year felicitation programme on 16th July 2017 felicitating Mrs. Nethravathi for her hard work and talented performance in the field of yoga.



FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, THE PATRONESS OF OUR INSTITUTION

As a mark of thanksgiving to the Almighty for the long way this institution has come, making it to the 50th year since its establishment, the Holy Mass was celebrated by most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras Archbishop of Bangalore, Rev. Fr. Eric Rodrigues, President of Carmel Education Society, along with other concelebrants. The sermon delivered by the Archbishop brought to light the origin & historic background of the word “Carmel”, being a hill located in Palestine, the refuge of monks who stayed in solitude, devote flowers of the Blessed Mother Mary, so is our institution dedicated in Her honour. The archbishop also highlighted the significance of celebrating the 50th year in reference with the Biblical scriptures, quoting that people toiled for “seven times seven” ie, 49 years, and the 50th year they offered thanksgiving to the Almighty God. Apart from this, the archbishop also emphasized on inculcating values, moral ethics, peace and harmony in the society. He requested the teachers not only to impart knowledge to students, but to instil more important values which is lacking in the present society. These insights truly were enlightening, culminating with the felicitation of the Archbishop by the Management The chief guests offered floral tribute to the founder Mr. Alexander Menezes and Mr. Jaganath Shetty, former president of Carmel Education Society. The joyous occasion was taken a pitch higher with a day’s outing for the staff and management, organized at “Our native village” Eco Resort, Hesaraghatta. The day was packed with fun & frolic through various activities such as ethnic fashion display, tug-of-war, cricket, treasure hunt, bonfire and a night’s stay in tents set up, added to the excitement. It certainly was a day to warmly cherish.



Student Achievements:
Karnataka State Open Badminton Championship

Sushmitha T of VII A won Silver medal at the 3rd International Taekwondo Championship, Thimpu, Bhutan. She also received Gold medal at the state level Taekwondo and Poomse championship under 37 kg weight category.



International Taekwondo Championship

Pranav B of VI D participated in sub – Junior – under 13boy's category and was runners up in the Karnataka State Open Badminton Tournament 2017.



Author's Visit

On 8th of July 2017, an interaction was organized by the Hindi Department between the renowned author Dr.Damodar Khadse (Sahitya Academy Awardee) and the High school students. The interaction was highly inspirational and encouraged the students to pursue creative writing.



Yoga

The ' International Yoga Day 'programme commenced with a sloka saluting the Sun God , followed by the demonstration of the "Surya Namaskara " asana. Different asanas were performed by the students . The benefits of each asana were highlighted. Yoga has become an integral part of everyday school assembly. It helps to improve concentration, overcome stress and students remain energetic throughout the day



Health Check up

Carmel High School in association with Happy Life Services held a medical camp for its students. A thorough medical examination was done and necessary suggestions were given.



Hindi Olympiad Exam 2017

The Mahatma Gandhi Rashtrabhasha Puraskar 2017 was awarded to the following students for their outstanding performance in the Hindi Olympiad exam 2017. The teachers were also honoured towards the same as Rashtriya Shiksha Ratan 2017. The School Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Flowrence D’Souza was awarded with "Adarsh Pradhanacharya Puraskar" and the school was honoured with the title "Adarsh Patshala Puraskar 2017".

Sl. No.

Name

1

Jeenal M Jain

2

Yashaswini A

3

Mohammad Rehan R

4

Ahmed Hussain A H

5

Aariba Aayaz Shekh

6

Mohammad Nihaal

7

Trisha D

8

Nishant M

9

Mehak N Patel

10

Mitali Jain

11

Krutiknandan R

12

Karan G Khandelwal

13

Hitesh Nayak

14

Manish R Prajapat

15

Bhavana Parekh

16

Yashaswini S

17

Riya Kaimal

18

Smitha V

19

Hanish S Adi

20

Kirti Priya G M

21

Chiraag S

22

Stuti Mahesh

23

Mitesh D Jain

24

Sanjana K R

25

Pranav M

26

Yashaswi R

27

Jyotsna Devgiri

28

Ankita M Raj

29

Harshita Patwari

30

Isha Jain



Honouring the budding Talent:

Vikram Gowda of Class X, has participated in multiple events at the All India Sea Swimming Competition 2017 held at Porbandar, Gujarat. He secured the 4th place in 10,000 m and 5th place in 5000 m event. A winner in the 2 km Speedo Swimathon held in Goa, Vikram took part in the 7th Asian Open Water Swimming Championships held at Putrajaya, Malaysia in May 2017, securing the 14th place in the 10km event clocking a time of 2 hrs 30 minutes and 38.1 seconds. He also participated in the 5 km event at Putrajaya, securing the14th place, clocking a time of 1 hour 12 minutes and 10 seconds. The guest of honour, Mr Arjun Devaiah presented him a Carmel High School management-sponsored cheque prize of Rs. 50,000; as a mark of recognition for his budding talent. Mr. Devaiah shared the dias with Mr.Roshan Menezes (Administrator), Mrs Dorothy Menezes (Director of Academics), Dr.Florence D;Souza (Principal) and Mrs. Sandhya Menezes (Principal, Carmel Pre University College).



"Swaraksha for Women"

Mr.Karthik Kateel, a multiple time state level gold medal winning martial artist, conducted a women empowerment campaign named "Swaraksha for Women". Ably accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Shobhalatha Kateel, the programme aimed to teach women ways to defend oneself in possible harassment situations and build confidence in students and women.



Investiture Ceremony & Environment Day

On 10th of June, through a formal swearing in ceremony in the esteemed presence of Chief Guest Mr. Arjun Devaiah, the Administrator Mr Roshan Menezes, Director of academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, Principal Dr. Florence D'Souza and Mrs. Sandhya Menezes, Principal of Carmel P. U College. Student council was sworn in by Principal Dr. Mrs. Florence D’Souza and Mr. Arjun Devaiah, an ace athlete, who shared the importance of optimum physical fitness, positive attitude and not losing focus in oneself through humour and experience from his own life. The Investiture ceremony culminated with environment day celebration in which a tabloo on nature and planting saplings was presented, re-enforcing in young minds the importance of conserving natural resources.



Teaching Enrichment Workshop

Motivational workshop conducted by Ms. Elena Smith on the 29th of May 2017, led the teachers through high intensity thinking skills, critical thinking – which involves the ability to carefully study a range of topics, analyse, evaluate and synthesize in an objective oriented logical and consistent manner. The workshop revolved around the ability to be imaginative, inspiring creative ideas, put through permeable communication skills to achieve greater heights of progress.



BE THE SPARK:

A motivational workshop conducted by Mr. Simerjeeth Singh on the 27/5/17 led the teachers through a maze of thought provoking activities pushing ourselves beyond the set limitations and getting to the roots of this profession, its DNA. The preconceived notion of being serious while fulfilling the responsibilities of teaching young absorbing minds was dissolved into a clear vision through this workshop of seeing beyond into the unseen, of accepting change, challenging the conventional methods, conceiving innovative ideas with a dash of fun would work well with the students were the highlights of this workshop. This certainly created an upsurge of energy among the teachers to take on this journey ahead marking the Golden Jubilee of this esteemed Institution.




X std Toppers




INTERNATIONAL TOUR TO TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN:

From 3rd to 9th May an international tour was arranged for staff of Carmel High School and College. The teachers and management visited places with topographic beauty in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It was a mesmerizing experience for the teachers, and a wonderful change from the regular routine that was warmly welcomed. They visited “Independence” square, “Amir Temur” Central square, Broadway Street, Opera and Ballet Theatre. The teachers were taken to Chimgan Mountains to explore and appreciate the marvels of nature. Then a visit to Ugam – Chotqoul National Park with resort areas Chimyon – Chorqoq – Beldersoy and Tian Shan – the celestial Mountains. On reaching the mountains a chair lift ride to go to the top of the mountain was provided. A visit to beautiful charwak lake, bullet train ride at Samarkand, Rukhabad Mausoleum, Hazrat – hyzr Mosque, Registan Square, Bibikhanym Mosque, Miraoulugbek Observtory, Guri Emir Mausoleum – the graveyard of Great Amir Temur and Temurids Dynasty.Shopping at old oriental bazaar Chorsu and Samarkand darwaza shopping mall. A Gala Dinner at Indian Restaurant and exclusive Belly Dancing show program with Turkish, Arabic and Indian dance performance. The beautiful memories still linger in their minds, rejuvenated to take up the challenges of the new academic year.



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