News and Events of 2019-2020

CISCE State level Volleyball Tournament 2019: CISCE State level Volleyball Tournament 2019was organized by K V English School, Chikkaballapur, on 18th July 2019.A total of 11 schools participated in the U-19 boys category and our students emerged as winners. The team members are:

Name Grade & section
Darren D’Souza (Captain) X C
AkarshGururaju X C
Mohith S X D
Lohith S X D
Arihanth K X D
Jitesh Suvarna X D
ArpithBaid IX D
Pranav S IX C
Aditya Kulkarni IX D
Bharath B X C
Ashish Tej VII A
MithunKrish VIII C

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, THE PATRONESS OF OUR INSTITUTION : We celebrated the feast of our patron, our Lady of Mount Carmel, on the 16th of July, 2019. A thanksgiving mass was celebrated to thank God for His constant blessings to the institution and its members for 52 long years. The mass was offered for the departed souls of the founder Mr. Alexander Menezes and former president of Carmel Education Society Mr. Jaganath Shetty. Fr. Lloyd Menezes (O.F.M cap) was the celebrant. Fr. Menezes emphasized on striving for values, ethics, peace and harmony during his homily. He urged the teachers to set an example to the students through their lives and manner. The dignitaries inaugurated the Annual College Magazine ‘SAMHITHA 2018-19’ on this auspicious occasion. It was a festive and memorable day indeed!

Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition: Harshavardhan S and Hrushitha B of Class X participated in the Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition (Junior Group) conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, at Coorg Public School, Gonikoppal on 11th July 2019. They successfully cleared the first round and have been selected for second round that is to be held at Mallya Aditi International School. The Management and Staff congratulates and wishes them the best.

The Vistas : Innisfree House School hosted ‘The Vistas’on 27-28th June, 2019. Our school children took part in different events and won prizes. Sannidhi G of class VII took part in English Pick and Speak senior category and won the second prize. Bhavana KR of V ‘B’ participated in Kannada Tell-A-Talejunior category and won the third prize. Shambhavi Choudhary of class VII participated in Hindi Creative Writing senior category and won third Prize.

Icue Programme : The management has introduced the ‘Icue’ programme for the year 2019-20 which aims to inculcate love for reading among children at a young age. The programme was flagged off by Mr. Roshan Menezes, the administrator, and Dr.(Mrs) Florence D’Souza Principal on 24th June, 2019.

Drawing Competition : Tharshini of V ‘D’ has been awarded the Bronze medal in Cedric Math Level-1(Junior) organised by X-plore Consultancy Academy.

Sparkle champ of the week (17th June to 23rd June 2019) Brahmi Banashri Kalal of class IIC.

Yashas K N of V ‘D’ won the Gold medal in India book of records and Asia book of records for roller skating.

Harshith.B N of III ‘D’secured the first place in drawing competition held at Jawahar Bhala Bhavan, Bangalore, on 5th June 2019.

Neha of III ‘A’ won the first place in pebbles fitness Bengaluru Marathon held on 26th May 2019.

National Cadet Corps All India Girls Trekking Expedition -2019 : Mrs. Roopashree, NCC Officer; Hrushitha B and Varshini R Swamy, NCC Cadets of Carmel High School, successfully took part in National Cadet Corps All India Girls Trekking Expedition held in May, 2019 conducted by NCC Group Coimbatore of the NCC Directorate TN, P & AN. Hrushitha B and Varshini R Swamy took part in the dance competition and won II Prize for the same.

Times of India Summer Training Programme: Shwethashree R of Class IX participated in a two– week, Summer Training Programme with The Times Group, conducted exclusively for Times NIE member students. Shwethashree successfully met all the challenges and is an aspiring journalist today, having learnt how to report, edit stories; write reviews, news features; design colourful and reader-friendly pages. The management and staff of Carmel High School wish Shwethashree a very bright future in journalism.

Guinness World Record: The most people performing a shoulder stand simultaneously is 1,134 and was achieved by Yoga World Festival (India) at an event organised by Yuvaa Yoga Manthiram Trust in Chennai.Vibha Swamy of Carmel High School was a participant in this event.

Environment Day Celebrations 2019 : The environment day of 2019-20 in Carmel School was celebrated meaningfully on 14th June 2019. The celebrations began with the planting of a sapling and a cultural event that was appropriate for the day's theme. The chief Guest, Air Commodore C Rajeev, (retd.) deputy director general of NCC Directorate (Karnataka & Goa ) addressed the students and asked them to take care of the saplings that had been planted. The Administrator, Mr.Roshan Menezes, urged the students to stop using plastic in order to make Carmel School a plastic-free zone. He also stressed on the importance of waste segregation into different bins on the school campus. This was followed by an anti-plastic campaign that urged the students to completely stop the usage of single-use plastics in and around the campus. Colouring activity was conducted for the children of grade 1 and 2, emphasizing the need to conserve nature. Sketching activity was conducted for the students of grade 3 and 4. Posters showcasing the ill-effects of plastic were put up all around the school campus by the students of grade 5 and 6. The students of grade 7 and 8 made creative works of art using used plastic. The 9th and 10th graders had a debate on the topic "life without plastic is impossible and sustainable development is a myth." Winners of the competition were awarded with saplings.

Investiture Ceremony -2019-2020 : The new student representatives were conferred with various responsibilities during the solemn investiture ceremony. The student representatives and leaders were selected on the basis of a secret ballot wherein the students of classes 8, 9, and 10 voted for the representatives of their choice. The ceremony began with the grand march of the student leaders to the dais. Air Commodore C Rajeev- the chief guest for the occasion; Mr. Roshan Menezes, the administrator; Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, the director of academics; Mrs Sandhya Menezes, the Principal of Carmel PU college conferred the badges to the newly formed council. After the oath taking ceremony, the Head Boy Aditya and Head Girl Namita Bhat delivered their first official address. They assured everyone to take up their responsibilities with pride and sincerity. Student Council members for the Year 2019 – 20 are:

High School
Adithya M Sheshan Head Boy
Namitha Bhat Head Girl
Hrushitha B Discipline Leader
Rahul S Srivastava Discipline Leader
Varshini R Swamy Discipline Leader
Naren Kabadi Discipline Leader
Shwethashree R Sports Leader
Rishab V L Sports Leader
Hitha P Sports Leader
Chirag B A Sports Leader
Sharmadha R Literary Leader
Harshavardhan S Literary Leader
Namratha Literary Leader
Adarsh Literary Leader
Pragna P Bharadwaj Cultural Leader
Sanjana N Cultural Leader
Chandan E Cultural Leader
Giridhar Cultural Leader
Trisha Sridhar Band Major
Rajeshwari Band Minor
Middle School
Jeevan M Head Boy
Anya Guptha Head Girl
Devananda K P Discipline Leader
Harshitha Bhansali Discipline Leader

International Yoga Day: Carmel School celebrated the fifth international yoga day on June 21st, 2019. The students and staff of our school participated in the yoga session that was organised for the occasion. The session comprised of Yogic prayer, asana, pranayama and meditation. After the session, the students were made aware of the various benefits of yoga. Students from the 8th grade rendered a yoga song which was followed by an acro yoga performance by the students of 9th-grade. The session came to an end with the yoga instructor guiding everyone in a prayer session.

Mindfulness: A teachers’ training workshop on mindfulness was conducted by Ms. Fathima founder of “Evolveed” on 28th and 29th May 2019 at Ancient school of wisdom, Bangalore, with the purpose of refreshing the teachers and rejuvenating their energy. The teachers also participated in Zentangle, a drawing activity which aids concentration, and Yoga Nidra, an activity where a person is in a state between sleep and wakefulness and which helps relax the mind and body. It was a great experience for the teachers to help them start the academic year with renewed zeal and passion.

Toppers of Grade X 2018-19

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