News and Events of 2017-2018

Prerana Samman 2018:

Sarala Jain Head of the Hindi Department was awarded the " Prerana Samman 2018" by Akhil Bhratiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal " Rohini" on World Women's Day March 8th 2018. She was awarded by corporator Ms. Deepa Nagesh, Ex-Mayor Padmavati, Ms. Manjula and Mrs. Savithri Sureshkumar. She was conferred with this title for her dedicated service with passion in the field of education through innovative teaching techniques, being a role model and woman of inspiration.

Slam poetry:

Karan G Khandelwal and Lavina G Khandelwal were among the 100 finalists from across India who got an opportunity to attend the revolutionary retreat and the national summit in Mumbai, February 2018. They were selected for their innovative ideas in designing a pen made entirely out of paper and making eco – friendly toothbrush by using sustainable materials. Lavina received "slam out loud" award for her slam poetry and emotional poem on environment. Karan was awarded " Best Corporal Award "for his innovative idea among the students of Bangalore and Hyderabad and got a chance to command the teams of Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Achievement in Cricket:

Likith Jain of II D participated in sub junior category cricket conducted by B G S Cricket Academy, Vijayanagar on 24th and 25th February 2018 and was awarded as man of the match.

Graduation day:

"Believe, Achieve and succeed " was the tagline for this academic year 2017-18 It was time to say bid adieu to our 157 young graduates from class X. Twelve years down memory lane these little tots have evolved to become young adults who are ready to take on the responsibilities of their future. The Graduation day was held on 03 Feb 2018 in our school. It was a mesmerizing evening with colourful lights, proud parents, happy teachers and excited graduates. The programme was presided by the Chief Guest Mrs. Uma Mahadevan Das Gupta IAS, Principal Secretary, women & child development, empowerment of differently abled and senior citizens department, who graced the occasion along with dignitaries Director of Academics, Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes, Principal Dr. (Mrs) Florence D'Souza and Mrs. Sandya Menezes, Principal Carmel P U College. The graduating students were led in prayer by Principal Dr. (Mrs) Florence D'Souza. The school choir rendered beautiful hymns to invoke God’s blessings. The lighting of the lamp by pupil leader Pranay Nayak and Akshatha, followed by the student council. The welcome address and administering of the pledge was done by Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Florence D'Souza. The Head Boy Pranay Nayak and Head Girl Akshata Bhat shared their experience as leaders and memories of their school life and handed over the Leadership Mantle to the Principal and wished the successors all the very best. Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes asked the students to be responsible and be the change maker citizens in society. The chief guest inspired the gathering by her motivational speech stressing the importance of moral values and keys to success. Mr. Roshan Menezes, delivered the valedictory address and inspired the students to be focused, and to develop good habits. The students were recognised and awarded for their achievements in both curricular and extracurricular activities. The programme concluded with the magnificent candle lighting ceremony followed by a grand dinner.

VLCC Wellness Camp:

As part of health and fitness initiative for 2017-18. Wellness camp was organised on 27th January 2018 by the school management in association with VLCC Health Care ltd. The camp gave tips on weight loss, maintaining the ideal weight, physical activities, individual BMI, fat percentage analysis & body composition ratios. The teachers were also advised the diet plans and were given an exclusive gift voucher from VLCC. Ms. Uttara - The operations head of VLCC Bangalore with her team. Ms. Jyothi - Skin care specialist, Mr. Koushik - Nail Artist, Dr. Abhimany - Physiotherapist, Dr. Priyanka - Dietician and Dr. Uma - Slimming Head enlightened the teachers with the importance of health and suggestions were given to the individual teacher.

KISA Talent search exam 2017 -18:

Carmel High School students took part in KISA Talent Search Exam and the winners were as listed below:

Name Class & Section Prize secured
Dhanyashree P IV C I  Position
Niharika H IV A
Jayanth Santosh III C
Tanish Murthy M N III A
Prithvi M  III A II Position
Vikram Hegde IV A
Sanjan L IV C III Position
Siddharth S Poojary III A
Charith S   X C Winners
Darshan S   X C
 Vedhas Balaji  X D

Student achievements:

Karnataka Prathibha Ratna Award:

Aishwarya of III C was awarded State Level Karnataka Prathibha Ratna Award by Beladingala Sahithya Samelana Tulu Academy for her extremely outstanding Talent.

Drawing Competition:

Inchara Kamal of IV A participated in district level drawing competition and secured second position.

Swimming Competition

Sujesh Suvarna of V Standard participated in swimming competition conducted by Golden Fins Sports Club swimming competition 2017 and secured second place in 4 X 30 m free style relay.

Verbattle debate championship 2017

Shilpita, Mansi Joshi, Vaishali P R, Rishith Himachal, Preetham Gowda S, Nehaa N Raj, and Atharva G S of IV and Arya Ashwath C S of III participated in verbattle debate competition conducted by NMKRV College Jayanagar, Bangalore. Mansi Joshi and Vaishali P R were selected for the second level.

Carmel Golden Jubilee 1968-2018

"Honouring our past, Creating the future", the theme captioned for this joyous day, the 10th of January 2018 at Palace Grounds to commemorate and celebrate the fruits of the seeds sown way back in 1968 by the noble founders of this prestigious institution. The seeds that were sown based on virtues for educational upliftment driven service to society and a futuristic ideology to nurture every aspiring student setting his/her foundation based on these firm roots of our institution, today bear witness to this long journey trodden and the milestones to be achieved carrying forward this legacy. This grand event was held on the birthday remembrance of the founder Late Mr. Alexander Menezes, whose charismatic leadership and qualities is a benchmark set to inspire many. The chief guests were the Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Rudhabhai Wala, Minister of State for sports and youth affairs, Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Bengaluru -Rev. Monsignor Fr. S Jayanadhan, along with Founder Principal and Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, Vice President of Carmel Education Society Mrs. Sandya Menezes, Secretary Mr. Roshan Menezes, and Principal Dr. Mrs. Florence D'Souza. The event began with an invocational song by the school choir and traditional lighting of the lamp after which Mrs. Sandya Menezes welcomed the gathering followed by a meaningful prayer and message delivered by the Rev. Fr.S Jayanadhan, blessing and wishing the institution for all its endeavours. The highlights of the occasion was the release of the souvenir “ Carmel Gold” noting the journey of Carmel from its inception, scaling progressive heights, outlining the achievements of its students and staff was done by Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj, who made an acknowledging speech on the holistic development beyond academia rendered by Carmel. The Governor unveiled the effigy of the founder, late Mr. Alexander Menezes, reiterating in his speech that Knowledge is power, and Carmel equips its students with skills to excel along with respect for core values of honesty, loyalty and compassion. The Founder Principal Mrs. Dorothy Menezes was felicitated by His Excellency Honorable Governor Vaju Bhai Rudha Bhai Wala for her untiring efforts and immense contribution in the making of this institution. This occasion also marked the completion of 25 years of distinguished services in the field of education by the Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes, under whose able guidance this institution has reached heights, was felicitated by the dignitaries and academic co-ordinators. The staff of Carmel Institution presented a power podium to mark the achievement of culminating its jubilee. The formal event was followed by an hour long vibrant spell of dance - drama portraying through cultural beauty, along with religious diversity the wholesome experience every child is nurtured with, making them individuals for a better society and greater glory of this country. It also depicted the ethos of Carmel, creating a spectacular moment imprinted on the sands of time, witnessed by the proud management, staff, parents and students of this renowned institution.

Sparkie Champs of Carmel High School for the academic year 2017-18:

Sl.No. Name  Class & Section Champs for the Month
1 Ajay Narasimha IV A 5th Feb – 17th Feb 2018
18th  Dec – 24th Dec 2017
28th Aug – 3rd Sep 17
2 Shreeniketh I C 29th Jan to 4th Feb 2018
3 Balakrishna R II B 18th  Dec – 24th Dec 2017
4 Apoorva  I B 6th Nov – 12th Nov 2017
5 Pranav  IV A 17th July – 23rd July 2017

Student Achievements:

International Taekwondo Championship:

Shusmitha of VII participated in 12th International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championships conducted on 1st and 2nd January 2018 at Nepal and won gold medal in Gyuroogi under 12 category.

Christmas Day Celebration

Christmas day celebration for staff was organised by management on 22nd December 2017. The programme commenced with carols by our school choir. Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes gave a beautiful message on Christmas, Mrs. Sandya Menezes gave the Christmas message relating it to Budha’s eight fold path that can be followed in our day to day life. Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes gave the acronym ATM (Always tame the mind). A tableau depicting birth of Christ was put up by the support staff being the highlight of the programme. The management organized housie game for the staff and winners were presented with prizes.

Grand Reunion:

As part of Golden Jubilee Year 2017 - 18, The First Alumni Meet on December 10th 2017 was organised and around 350 members of various batches gathered in the School Arena. There were so excited to meet their batch mates, friends and teachers. The event began with the singing of school anthem with everyone joining in with a sense of nostalgia, after invoking God’s blessings, a floral tribute was offered to the Founder late Alexander Menezes followed by the lighting of the lamp. The Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes welcomed the gathering. Founder Principal and Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes shared thoughts and expressed happiness on seeing her former students. The alumni shared their experience as well as their happier moments of student life in Carmel which included funny and joyful moments. They thanked the management for taking this initiative as a long awaited desire was fulfilled. The campus was kept open for the alumni to revisit their days of childhood and they were all engrossed in clicking pictures and treasuring these special moments. The event was followed by lunch and fellowship. The members dispersed with a spring in their steps with promises to meet more often.

Student Achievements

Drawing Competition

Gagan Gowda R of V standard participated and secured 3rd prize in Chitrakala Shibhira Drawing Competition conducted by Jana Seva Samsthe, Bangalore on 10th December 2017.

State level Hindi Essay Writing Competition:

Bhavana Prakash of class X D secured first place in the state level hindi essay writing competition conducted by Vijaya Bank. She was awarded with cash prize and certificate.

Badminton Tournament:

Canara Union conducted Mehul Sirur Memorial Badminton Tournament. Pranav and Samith of VI D participated under -13 boy’s doubles category and were the winners. They also participated in under - 13 boys team event and both were runners up.

State Level Yoga Competition:

Tejas R Gowda participated in State Level Yoga Competition conducted on 31st December 2017 by Swami Vivekananda Vishwa prakruthi Yoga foundation and secured 3rd position

Shuttle Badminton Competition:

Karnataka Engineers Academy conducted annual shuttle badminton tournament and Shwethashree R of VIII D participated and securing runner up position under junior girls category in the intra club juniors and sub-juniors badminton tournament held from 11th November to 12th November 2017.

Spell - O – fun Spell bee competition:

Pramath Hebbar of standard II participated in spell – o – fun spell bee competition and was runner up and has been awarded as champion of champion.

Painting Competition:

Harshith B N of I D won III prize in painting competition conducted by Karuna Animal Welfare association of Karnataka.

Teacher Achievement

In the state level competition for Teachers Award for Innovative Teaching TAFIT 2017 organised by Times Foundation and Christ University, Mrs. Sarala Jain secured 2nd place for innovative teaching in Hindi at the higher secondary level. She was awarded a certificate and cash prize.

Camel Art Contest

Students of Carmel High School bagged many prizes under category B and C in Camlin Art Contest conducted in the month December 2017.

Sl. No. Name Class & Section  
1 Inraja II A I prize
2 Harshit B N I D II prize
3 Allen Saldana II D III prize
4 Tanish Murthy  III A I prize
5 Charan G S I V C II prize
6 Sanjay S IV D III prize

Sirigannada Prathibha Parikshae

Sirigannada Prathibha Parikshae was conducted for standard III and IV. Students secured district & state level certificates for the same. Mrs. Ashalatha has been awarded “Kannada Nidhi” teacher award. Mrs. Kalpana and Ms. Yogitha received certificates of appreciation.

Sl. No. Names Class and Section
1 Tanish Murthy III A
2 Samanvi V III C
3 Shilpita H S IV B
4 Anusha M S IV B
5 Varsha  III C
6 Ayush Gowda III A
7 Suravi M IV A
8 Ajay Narasimha IV A
9 Pranav M IV A
10 Bharat G  IV B


Carmeval 2017 was hosted by Carmel High School on 25th of Novermber, with an array of colourful stalls set up across the ground managed by the staff. The day was packed with enthu thumping competitive games and activities for the energetic crowd spanning all age groups, rewarded and motivated with prizes and gift hampers. The highlights for the day that took center stage captivating the audiences’ was the mega family show and fancy dress competition for students that got families vying to win the grand prize, a holiday package at a resort. The fun and frolic kept spirits high as students shook a leg to the DJ beats and Zumba trainers enthralled the crowd with their moves. The day witnessed people basking in the plethora of stalls, treating their taste buds to various cuisines, indulging themselves into a tad bit of extravence, the jewellery, fashion, mehandi and tattoo stalls. As the day with its festivities stepped into dusk, much to the audiences delight a vibrant thrill filled the arena at the magic show followed by DJ tyronne’s foot tapping music that certainly notched up the energy kindling cherishing memories and moments written on sands of time.

Young Achievers of (2017-18)

Vikram Gowda of class 10 is an ace swimmer participated in the World’s longest Open water Championships in West Bengal in 2017, and was the First Indian to finish in 4th place. . He has also participated in the 62nd and 63rd National School Game Swimming Championships organised by the Swimming Federation of India in 400IM, 200IM and 200BS. He has participated in the State Aquatic Championship and won the second place in 200m breast stroke, third place in 4X100m free style relay and third place in 4x200m free style relay. He has also participated in District Level Swimming Competition and Taluk Level Athletic Competitionand has bagged three gold medals in 200m breast stroke100m and 200m free style. He has also woncash prize in 1.5 Km Swimming, an open event in ThonnurAquathlon Championship at the Zonal level. Vikram Gowda won 2 silver medals in 50 and 100 metres Breast Stroke and a bronze medal in 200 metres free style in a competition conducted by the Basavangudi Aquatic Centre held at Goa from 20th to 25th June. The Management and Staff congratulate Vikram Gowda on his success and wish him the very best in all his endeavours!

Pranav B of VI D participated in .In the Talent fighters open badminton tournament held in December in U- 13 boys singles category. He was awarded 2nd place. In Krida jagathu Open badminton tournament 2017,held in Septemberin U-15 boys singles category he was awarded the 3rd place. Recently in the Leapstart badminton National championship,held in the month of November he got the 4th place in boys singles U- 13 category. He got the II Place in the Leap Start Tournament held prior to this. In the PNB MetLife junior badminton championship, held in the month of May 2017, he was the quarter finalist in boys singles U- 15 category,and was selected for the nationals in Delhi. In the Karnataka State open badminton tournament,held in the month of August 2017, he won the 2nd place in boys singles U- 13 category. The Management is proud of his achievements and wishes him the very best in all his endeavours.

Badminton cup

Stuti Mahesh of 7A was the Winner in the Vajpayee Cup in the under 13 category in Badminton held in the month of November 2017.

Anvika S of II A, has won a Bronze medal in the 1st Indoor National Roller Skating Championship in both 500 mts and 1000 mts in the age group of 8 to 10 years. She has also won the I Place in Race 1 and 2 organised by Roller Skating & Sports Club at Ambedkar Skating Rink.

Shritan A Jain of I A has won the I Prize in the Inter Club Skating Competition organised by the HSC Club. He has also won The I Place in Race I and III Place in the Inter Club Roller Skating Competition held by the HSC Club.

Budding Drama Artist

Aishwarya of III C gained popularity as “ Drama Juniors” Expression Queen”. She was invited as a guest for “ MysoreDasara – MakkalaDasara” inauguration. She inaugurated the programme along with our Education Minister Tanveer Sait. She was also a part of ‘ Colours Super Channels’s ‘ MajabharathaProgramme.She is learning Classical Music and Classical Dance. She has given solo performance on a big stage in Tamilnadu’sPudukote District. She has gained tremendous response and compliments from the Chief guests and audiences of over more than 1000. At school she has participated in many competitions and programmes. She has been acknowledged as the “ Most Talented Child” for 3 consecutive years. The Management and staff wish the budding artiste the very best in the future as well!

Spell - O – fun Spell bee competition

In the 4th Spell bee competition held at KassiaBhavan on 3rd December, PramathHebbar of II Std has received runner up prize for group – 1 and has also been awarded the“ Champion of Champions”. In group 3, the first Runners up are Brijesha R of 5D and Kruthik Nandan of 6D and the second Runner Up is Shivani Patil of 5A. In Group 4, Adithya V of 8C has been awarded the “Champion of Champions.”

Vedantu online quiz

Sushanth B of 7B won a kindle, being the Topper of the Vedantu Online quiz conducted for students of both Middle School and High School.

Drawing & Painting Competition

Sri Krishna of IV A participated in “Hobitute Art in Me” an annual interschool talent identification and recognition programme in drawing and painting and has received jury’s special mention in category I.

Taekwondo Championship

Nayana T of IV B won gold medal in the 12th International Kyorugi Championship held at Nepal. And Nayana T has been awarded Gold medal in the sub junior girls under 24kg weight category in taekwondo championship held in the month of July 2017 in Shimoga.

Dance Competition

Varshitha of class X B received the second place in dance competition held by Ajantha International Educational Society.

Deepika of class VI A has received the first place in dance competition held by Ajantha International Educational Society and also got first place in the group dance which was held in Mantralaya.

KISA (Karnataka ICSE Schools Association) COMPETITIONS:

Carmelites took part in the KISA Literary and Cultural competitions held at Vidhya Soudha School, Peenya. Sakshi Bothra of Class IX D won the II Prize in Soduku.

Lavina G Khandelwal won the I Prize in Declamation and she was selected to participate in the Regional Round held at City Montessori School, Lucknow in October.

Singing competition

Carmelites were also the Runners Up in the group song with the theme of patriotism, the members of the group were Yashas.S and Sayyam Jain of X D, Ujjwal of XC, Trisha of IX D, Gunapragna of VIII D

KISA Athletic Meet 2017

Vrushank T S of class VIII participated in KISA Athletic meet 2017 and got third place in high jump Sub –juniors category.

Bhavana R of IX D is an ace swimmer and has won laurels in swimming. She has won the II Place in 100m freestyle and II Place in 50 m backstroke in the State Level competition conducted by KISA (Karnataka ICSE School Association) on August 23rd 2017 and was selected for the Nationals held in Gujarat. The Management and staff congratulate Bhavana on her achievements and wish her success in all future endeavours!

Drawing Competition

Gagan Gowda of V standard won second prize in interschool drawing competition conducted by Mandovi Motors, Basaveshwarnagar on 11th Nov 2017.


St. Joseph’s PUC MUN was held on 14th and 15th of October at St. Joseph’s Boy’s PU college FM Cariappa Road Bangalore. Around 23 schools participated and Divith Narendra, Mrinal Raj, Siddhi Surana, Esha Jain, and Nitya Harish of IX standard, Adarsh Chhajer, Giridhar Khandelwal, Aditya V, Namitha Bhat, Shruthi Murthy, Harshavardhan S, Ashish Kishore and Souparnika Balakrishna of standard VIII represented Carmel High School. Divith Narendra was specially mentioned for his munning skills. 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 S J PUC MUN 2017.

Declamation & Drawing Competition

City Library, Hampinagar conducted National Library Week on 20th November 2017 and various competitions were held for the students. Carmelites participated in kannada declamation, Brinda S Aiholli of VIII D secured I prize, Madhusudhan V of VIII C secured III prize. Chandan E of VIII A secured II Prize in Drawing competition.

Teacher Achievement:

Nethravathy represented Karnataka and participated at National Himalaya which was held from 1st January 2018 to 3rd January 2018 at Prashanti Kutiram, Bengaluru and secured I place in the Group above 28Yrs. Netharavathy took part in Yoga world festival and secured II place in the Yoga World Championship held at Mahabalipuram, Tourism Beach Resort, Chennai Tamil Nadu, India held from 28th September to 1st October 2017. Nethravathy took part in SGS International Yoga Foundation College and Research Center (R) conducted by Bharath Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Yogasana Championship - 2017 selection for 6th Yoga festival at Vietnam and secured I place conducted at National Public School, Bangalore -61 on 12th February 2017. Nethravathy took part in Yoga world festival and secured I place in the team event in Yoga World Championship held at Mahabalipuram, Tourism Beach Resort, Chennai Tamil Nadu, India held from 28th September to 1st October 2017. Nethravathy took part in 37th State level yogasana championship 2017 organised by Karnataka Yoga Association (R) representing R Nagaraj Yoga Kendra and secured I place in 30-40yrs female age group on 30th December 2017. Nethravathy took part in Yoga world festival, world yoga conference and received certificate of appreciation for her performance Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) in World Record attempt to Honour Freedom Fighters and Support Yoga Education held at Eliots Beach, Chennai Tamil Nadu, India on 2nd October 2017.

Children's Day:

Ours is a country where children symbolize happiness, hope and progress of this great nation, as once said by Pandit Nehru “ The children of Today will make the India of Tomorrow” this concept was coined way back in 1954 as suggested by V. K Krishna Menon and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
In India our first Prime Minster Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday was declared as Children’s day & celebrated annually to cherish his love and attachment for children. At our Institution, with a vibrant sense of enthusiasm, Children’s Day was celebrated on 14th November2017, inaugurated by the Director of Academics Mrs Dorothy Menezes and the Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes. There was a floral tribute to our beloved ‘Chacha Nehru’ as called lovingly by the youth of those times, as he gave emphasis to the significance of children being loved and cared for affectionately. The main purpose of this day is to encourage the welfare of children all over the country along with cultural programmes organized for children. Marking this tradition we had skits, drama & music blended to carry this message out to every individual that a child’s growing up years needs to have love and fun as the essence to their moulding. It indeed was jolly good fun making sweet memories to cherish.

Kannada Rajyotsava:

This day dawned with the bright rich colour- red & yellow, as we saluted our State of Karnataka by hoisting the flag & lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest for the program Mrs Sandhya Menezes Vice President of Carmel Education Society.
This was followed by vibrant performances of dance, drama and music portraying the richness of our State’s heritage, its language and our culture, concluding with the State Anthem.

Alexander Memorial Volleyball and Throw ball Tournament 2017:

The 17th edition of Alexander memorial volleyball tournament was organised on November 3rd and 4th with over 36 participant schools across the state.
The winners of volleyball were Vidyabharathi school
Runners up were V.V.S Sardar patel School
1st Runners up were Sri. Rama Vidyalaya
2nd Runners up were Carmel High School
The finals were conducted in the Sports Area of Carmel High School being flood light match which was a real feast to the eyes. Mr. Paramesh, the national volleyball player graced the occasion as Chief Guest, Mahendraji Munoth was the special guest.
The Golden jubilee year of the school marked the beginning of a new chapter in the tournament with the introduction of throwball for girls. The first edition of Alexander Memorial Throwball tournament 2017 was organised on November 3rd and 4th . Over 26 teams from different schools participated. The champions were from Carmel High school Runners up were by Poorna Prajna School, 1st Runners up were from Mitra Academy, and 2nd Runners up were from Innisfree House School. Chief guest Miss. Harshitha and the members of the school management honoured the winners and runners up.

Teachers day:

Teachers’ Day was celebrated on 5th September.This day begun with a melodious hymn by our school choir proceeded with welcome address by Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Florence D’ Souza.
The chief guest for the day was Prof. Mr. Nanjunda, Founder Secretary of Coorg Public School and Mrs. Malini Krishnamurthy Additional I. P. S officer graced the Golden Jubilee Teachers day celebration.
Our guests addressed the teachers with their motivational and inspiring notes on positivity, ambitiously moulding society, and wholesome education – the fundamental need of our country. The highlight of the day was the message that every teacher is a blessing to our students.
The day was made special by acknowledging the efforts rendered all these years since 1968 by our retired teaching and non teaching staff, presenting them with mementos as a token of gratitude.
The Director of Academics Mrs. Dorothy Menezes was felicitated for achieving the award “Women of Excellence and Substance”
The management honoured and presented citation, memento for Prof. Mr. Nanjunda for his long service and contribution in the field of education.

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.


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.


"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


Mrinal Raj

Yashpreeth. V

Deepthi Lokesh

Divith Narendra 

Namitha Bhatt

Mohammed Rhyan 

Mehek Bagrecha



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.


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.


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.



Jeenal M Jain


Yashaswini A


Mohammad Rehan R


Ahmed Hussain A H


Aariba Aayaz Shekh


Mohammad Nihaal


Trisha D


Nishant M


Mehak N Patel


Mitali Jain


Krutiknandan R


Karan G Khandelwal


Hitesh Nayak


Manish R Prajapat


Bhavana Parekh


Yashaswini S


Riya Kaimal


Smitha V


Hanish S Adi


Kirti Priya G M


Chiraag S


Stuti Mahesh


Mitesh D Jain


Sanjana K R


Pranav M


Yashaswi R


Jyotsna Devgiri


Ankita M Raj


Harshita Patwari


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.


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


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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