Annual Sports Day – 2017 (9th Dec. 17) :
The world famous Brazilian Football player has rightly said,
‘More difficult the victory, greater is the happiness in winning’.
The school conducted the Sports Meet 2017 on 9th Dec. This event keeps the students away from the classroom and helps to discover the sporting spirit of the students.
The chief guest of the programme was Mr Ramchandra Jadhav – Dy. Director of Education, Nashik. And Mr Sanjay Salunkhe – the National Basket ball player was the guest of honour. The commentators introduced the programme and invited the Chief Guest to hoist the school flag. After lighting the samai – a beautiful prayer dance followed. Mrs Rashmi Khamborkar – the Supervisor delivered the Welcome speech and introduced the dignitaries. The parents and the dignitaries were warmly welcomed with a Welcome dance.
The highlight of the day was the spectacular display of the march past of the NCC troop, the four Houses and the school band. Butterfly drill, Lezim, Gymnastics, Rope Mallakhamb, Unstoppable drill and Pyramids were spice of variety for the day. Athletic events like – Book balancing, Hurdles, Collecting stones, Slow cycling and Relay aroused excitement among studnets.
The Sports Report was presented by the girls of std X – where the State and National Players were felicitated. The day was inspired by the motivating speeches of the chief guest, Sr. Maggie – the Manager and Sr. Monica – the Principal.
Sr. Monica – the Principal announced the March Past results, the Best Sports Boy and Girl. The winner and runner up houses were also announced amidst the cheering of the students.
The programme concluded by the Retreat i.e. lowering of the flag and winded up by the National Anthem.
Constitution Day (27th Nov. 17) :
Every year 26th Nov. is observed as the Constitution Day. The History teachers planned and conducted the programme along with the students. Sr. Philomena introduced and highlighted the importance of the Indian Constitution. How and when the Constitution was framed. Who were the members in framing of the Constitution. Mrs Ashraf and the students spoke on how the Constitution runs smoothly.
Children’s Day (14th Nov. 17) :
The Nehru House conducted the Children’s Day in collaboration with the PTA Members. Mrs Sneha introduced the programme wishing all the children a Happy Children’s Day. The Red House caption garlanded the portrait of ‘Chaha Nehru’ followed by a Prayer service. It was a dual celebration as it was the birthday of ‘Sr. Monica – the Principal’. She was greeted by Mrs Rashmi and Miss Khudija. A Debate of the four houses was conducted by the cabinet. Housie game by the PTA. Sweets were distributed by the School Management. Treasure Hunt game was organised for the students of std X, the previous day. Sr. Maggie and Sr. Monica wished the students a very Happy Children’s Day. The children then danced on the rhythm of the DJ.
The Road to be Taken (13th Nov. 17) :
We had two inspiring, energetic boys Master Nehal and Master Anurag coming from Mumbai who guided the students of std IX and X to dream high and how to face challenges that comes their way. They mentored the students how to fulfil and achieve their goals.
These sessions will have a follow up to guide the students in achieving their dreams. The students confidence to tackle problems that come in life.
Yoga and Meditation (10th Nov. 17) :
Mrs. Meenakshi Patil – who is affiliated to Shri Ram Chandra Mission was invited to take up yoga and meditation sessions for std X. She conducted three sessions on 10th, 11th and 13th Nov. Her ‘Heartfulness’ sessions were relaxing, throwing out the impurities within, discarding negative thinking thus it was an enriching experience for the students.
We thank her for sparing her time and conducting relaxing sessions for our students.
Fond Farewell (3rd Nov. 17) :
The day dawned to bid a farewell to our beloved Mr. Pandit Kharate – our peon who served the school for a long 37 years with utmost devotion and dedication.
Mrs. Meghna and Mrs Shital Pawar invited the dignitories to light the samai, followed by a Prayer dance and an enthusiastic Welcome dance. Sir Neil, Sir Nitin and the school cabinet presented a floral appreciation followed by a lively Entertainment programme.
The school management appreciated the services rendered by him with a certificate of appreciation and a token of love.
Mr. Pandit expressed his gratitude towards the Management, the school Anthem marked the end of the programme.
Orientation for Students IX and X (31st Oct. 2017):
The school management arranged a special orientation for the students of std IX – X on ‘Life Skills’. The session was conducted by renowned orators Mr. Jaime and Mrs Ligia da Fonseca from Mumbai from 8am to 6pm.
Orientation for Parents (30th Oct. 2017):
The school management arranged a special orientation for the parents of std. IX and X on 30th Oct., 2017 from 4pm to 6pm.
The session was conducted by renowned orators from Mumbai Mr. Jaime and Mrs. Ligia da Fonseca. The topic of the orientation was ‘Parenting in the digital era’, the response of the parents was very good.
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State and District Rank Holders Felicitated :
1) Rashi Sanjay Khandelwal - 2nd State rank
2) Pooja Dhananjay Sonje - 3rd State rank
3) Disha Kailas Pasari - 5th State rank
1) Disha Sushil Gindodia - 1st District rank
2) Pranav Hansraj Patil - 2nd District rank
3) Rahul Rameshwar Chaudhri - 2nd District rank
Birth Anniversary celebrated (3rd Oct. 2017) :
‘The weak can never forgive,
Forgiveness is the attribute of
the strong.’ – M. K. Gandhi.
It was a dual celebration – the birth anniversary of two great sons of India – Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Sir Nikhil introduced the programme. The portraits were garlanded followed by a prayer service. Speeches on the life history were delivered by students and skits, incidents were presented on the principles of Gandhiji.
A note of thanks to the House Mistress Mrs. Alka and the Gandhi House team was proposed.
Scout – Guide Training (26th Sept. 2017):
There was a scout – guide training conducted at Songir for students of std IX. Twelve students 6 scouts and 6 guides attended the training camp with their scout teacher sir Nikhil.
Canossa Day Celebration (14th Sept.):
The much awaited day for all Canossians all over the Globe. It is a special day for our sisters as we celebrate the feast of Mother Mary. The sisters received grand welcome amidst singing and dancing with young angles. Mrs Pratima and Miss Nancy introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries to light the Samai- followed by a prayer service and prayer dance. The K.G. students presented a Welcome Dance.
A floral appreciation was presented by students and teachers to the Manager and all the sisters.
The work of the sisters were presented by ppt. accompanied by a commentary. Graceful dances – Goan and Koli dance by the students of std. V and VI were performed. Skits enacted by students depicting different incidents were heart-touching. Powada – enthralled the audience and Dhamaka dance performance were thrilling and enjoyed by all.
The sisters expressed their gratitude with their melodious singing. The programme concluded with the School Anthem.
Talk on Cyber-crime (12th Sept.):
The school invited Adv. Chaitanya Bhandari an ex-student of the school to deliver a talk on Cyber-crime. The students of std. VIII and std. X were fortunate to hear the pros and cons of social networking. Adv. Bhandari spoke on the precautions to be taken while on social networking sites like Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook, online payments etc. He also brought an awareness of the popular online game – The Blue Whale. He mentioned certain tips especially for girls to be taken while making use of ‘Trial Rooms’ in Malls.
Mrs. Rashmi thanked him for sparing his valuable time and delivering a two hour beneficial talk for the welfare of the students.
Teachers’ Day (4th Sept. 2017):
‘Teaching is a profession that teaches all other professions.’
Students anxiously wait every year to express their love and gratitude to their teachers on ‘Teachers’ Day’. Teachers were warmly welcomed, a special prayer service, prayer dance and a welcome dance was performed by students. This was followed by various cultural programmes which all the teachers enjoyed thoroughly.
The day also marked the silver jubilee of Mr Arun Nehte – our school peon. He was honoured and felicitated by the teaching staff as well as the Management.
The programme winded up with the School Anthem.
Competition (21st Aug.):
The Tagore House arranged and organised a Drawing Competition for std. V – VIII. The theme for std. V-VI was National Symbols and for std. VII-VIII was Communication.
Best out of waste was organised for std. IX-X. Students were given two hours for the competition. Innovative ideas and concepts were displayed by the enthusiastic and talented students.
Medical Camp (18th Aug.) :
Every year the school conducts a medical camp for the students of std. V to VIII. The PTA member Mrs. Dr. Patil took the initiative to arrange a team of doctors. The team consisted of Dentist, Ophthalmologist, ENT specialist, Paediatrician and a General Physician.
Teachers also recorded the height and weight of the students.
We are grateful to the team of doctors for their valuable service.
Tricolour Unfurled (15th Aug.) :
The 71st Independence day was celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. Sir Anil Mairale introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries. He requested Sr. Monica Cardozo – the chief guest to take the honour to hoist the flag. This was followed by the National Anthem, Pledge and Zenda Geet. Students delivered speeches on the occasion. A special prayer service was conducted on the Nation. Cultural programmes like street play and patriotic dances were presented.
Sr. Monica was invited to address the audience. The programme concluded with echoes of ‘Vande Mataram’.
Marathi Elocution Competition (9th Aug.) :
The Nehru House organized and conducted the Marathi Elocution for std. IX and X. Mrs. Pratima Sonawane introduced the programme and welcomed the judges. Eighteen students participated and spoke fluently and with expression on the topics given.
The judges appreciated and inspired the participants for their participation. The competition concluded with the announcement of the results by Sr. Monica Cardozo amidst thundering applause by the students.
Raksha Bandhan (7th Aug. ) :
The Raksha Bandhan festival – the bonding of brother and sister. The festival was celebrated by the scout and guides of std. IX in the school campus.
Sr. Monica Cardozo – the principal was invited for the festival. The guides tied rakhi to the scouts expressing their love.
Orientation for Parents (21st July, 17) :
The school also conducted an orientation programme for the parents of std. V to X. The session for parents were in two sessions. Std. V to VII from 8.30 to 11.30 am. Std. VIII to X from 3.30 to 5.30 pm. There sessions conducted by Fr. Varghese Alengaden were how to understand children, psychology of children and good parenting.
Orientation for Staff (20th July, 17) :
The staff of five schools were orientated by Father Varghese Alengaden, the Catholic Priest from Indore. Mrs. Rashmi welcomed all the teachers and introduced the speaker. He gave an inspiring talk on how teachers could be good Mentors. The talk was made interesting by showing the film ‘Iqbal’ simultaneously he explained on mentoring.
The session was an enriching and meaningful one and was attended by Shirpur sisters and teachers, St. Anthony’s staff, St. Xavier staff, Canossa Pre-primary centre and Canossa High School staff.
The orientation winded up by Mrs. Sadiya of St. Xavier proposing the vote of thanks.
Spelling Bee Competition (18th July, 17) :
A Spelling Bee competition was conducted for students of std. V to VIII to enhance and encourage students in spellings and grammar.
The English techers took rounds and finally selected 5 students for the final round.
The Magdalene House conducted the Spelling Bee for std. VII – VIII. Sir Ashwin introduced the competition stressing on the rules and norms that the students from each division took part.
The Gandhi House conducted the same for std. V – VI after the recess. Mrs. Ashraf introduced the programme.Participants were well prepared and the audience too enjoyed the thrilling competition.
Installation Ceremony (12th July, 17):
It was a high key day for the elected leaders – as it was a day to receive their badges from the dignitaries.
The dignitaries were smartly escorted by the cabinet leaders. Mrs. Bincy Jacob introduced the programme, welcomed the dignitaries and the parents of the Senior Cabinet.
Std. X A took the golden privilege to conduct the prayer and the class assembly on Leadership and Qualities of a Leader. The dignitaries were invited to light the Samai and the House Mistress garlanded their respective patrons.
The school leader Miss Hiranya Shravage along with her team received their badges and sashes from Sr. Maggie Vaz and Sr. Monica Cardozo. The discipline squad too were honoured with badges.
Sr. Maggie Vaz and Sr. Monica Cardozo congratulated the leaders and addressed them. The programme winded with the School Anthem.
A talk on Robotics, Drone (8th July,17) :
Mrs. Kashif Memon, an ex-student and an engineer by profession conducted a session on Robotics, drone etc. with the help of ppt. for the students of std. VIII, IX and X.
He interrogated students on the topic, answered their queries as well as encouraged them to join a workshop for two days. The workshop would teach them how to make such technical implements in a simple way. Mrs. Rashmi Khamborkar – the supervisor thanked him on behalf of the school management.
The school celebrated ‘Vanamahotsav’ week from 1st July to 7th July. A tree plantation drive was carried throughout the week. Saplings were planted in the various places of the campus by the Manager, Principal, high school students and the K.G. students.
Annual General Meeting (5th July, 17) :
The AGM was conducted on 5th July at 8.30 am. Mrs Rashmi Khamborkar introduced the programme and welcomed the dignitaries. After a short prayer, the meeting began by welcoming the new Head mistress Sr. Monica Cardozo. The S.S.C. students were felicitated (90% and above). The National topper of G.K. Olympiad Miss Purti Jain of std. IX also felicitated.
The report of the PTA activities and the financial position of the PTA fund was presented by Mr. Kailas Jadhav and Mr. Avinash Bhandari. The minutes of the last AGM (2016-2017) was read by Mrs. Sunita Chaudhari.
Sr. Maggie Vaz and Sr. Monica Cardozo thanked the parents for their attendace and co-operation towards the school and its activities.
Sr. Maggie Vaz, the Manager thanked the outgoing members of the PTA. The parents dispersed for the election procedure to vote for the new parents representative.
Ramdan Eid (23rd June, 17) :
The school anticipated the celebration of Ramdan Eid on 23rd of June. Mrs. Sheela Sharma, the Magdalene House Mistress invited Sr. Monica Cardozo, Sr. Mary D’souza and Mrs.Rasshmi Khamborkar for the programme.
The programme began with an introduction followed by a prayer. The importance of celebrating the day and how it is celebrated was told by the students.
Sr. Monica Cardozo wished all the Muslim students and teachers a ‘Happy Eid’.
International Yoga Day (21st June, 17):
Yoga is like music,
The rhythm of the body,
The melody of the mind,
The harmony of the soul.
Yoga is an art and science of the body, mind and soul. It is now practised all over the globe for a healthy body.
Yoga was conducted in the early hours of the morning for all the students 200 students went to the police ground and few scout and guide students performed yoga at Mahajan School.
A Good Start 2017-2018 (15th June 17) :
The school re-opened on 15th June, 2017, after a restful vacation with refreshed minds. Mrs Rashmi Khamborkar – the Supervisor welcomed all the students, Sr. Maggie Vaz – the Manager, new Headmistress Sr. Monica Cardozo and Sr. Mary D’souza – vice Principal. She also welcomed the boys and girls of std. V for new academic year 2017-2018.
It is said ‘well begun is half done’ what could be better than to start with invoking God’s presence. A special prayer service was conducted involving sisters, teachers and students.
Sr. Maggie Vaz introduced Sr. Monica Cordozo the new headmistress. Mrs. Rashmi Khamborkar and Miss Khudeja Gyani welcomed her with a card and bouquet. Mrs Rashmi also welcomed Sr. Philomena George, the new sister and four new assistant teachers – Mrs Kavita, Mrs Sofie, Mrs Grace and Miss Ruhi.
Sr. Monica addressed the students winding up with the National Anthem.
Maharashtra Day Celebration (1st May 2017):
Mrs. Alphonsa – the senior most teacher took the honour to hoist the National Flag followed by the National Anthem. Mrs. Sunita Garud introduced the programme highlighting the importance of the day. A group of students enacted the pride and valour of Maharashtra wearing saffron turbans wound around the head.
The workers of the institution were felicitated by the dignitaries
Valediction Ceremony (1st Feb. 2017) :
‘Launch out with Hope and Love’
This was the message given to the students of std X 2016-2017 on their Farewell day. Mrs Sangeeta Mahale and Mrs Alka introduced and invited the dignitaries to light the Samai after they received the guard of honour.
Dr. Charuhas Jagtap – the chief guest took the honour to hoist the flag. As per the tradition the students of std IX march past saluting the students of std X. Five National players rallied the flaming torch which was received by Sr. Ruth.
The passing over the duties to the deputy leaders proceeded in a solemn way. The Chief guest delivered a meaningful speech for the students Sr. Maggie – the Manager addressed the students. Sr. Ruth announced some special awards and conveyed her prayerful wishes.
The second session was full of fun, frolic, games and snacks. The programme winded up by lowering the school flag.
Congratulations..! (30th Jan. 2017) :
Students of std. IX and X had taken part in an Essay Writing Event conducted by the United Nations Information Centre in the month of August. The topic of the essay was ‘The greatest threat to our planet is that someone else will save it’.
The results were declared. It was a moment of great pride to announce that master Shantanu Balasaheb Garud bagged the Bronze medal securing the 3rd position at the National Level. The essays of the following students were also selected and received certificates –
i) Sujal Patil ii) Anuranjan Singh iii) Swarnim Chingre
iv) Saniya Kulkarni v) Sukruta Pardeshi vi) Janhavi Jain
Sr. Ruth thanked and appreciated Mrs. Rashmi for taking efforts and guiding the students.
Peace Day (30th Jan. 2017) :
‘Let’s Give Peace A Chance’
The Peace Day programme was conducted by the Magdalene House. Mrs Sunita Garud welcomed and introduced all the dignitaries. Along with Sr. Maggie all the saintly gurus of the various religions were welcomed with a sapling. Religious preachers of Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism and on Brahmakumari were invited to discourse on subjects like Faith, Love, Mercy, Peace and Forgiveness.
Preachers caught the attention of the students with their spell bound preaching emphasizing on ‘Peace’.
As the day is observed as ‘Martyr’s Day’ at 11am sharp two minutes silence was observed in honour of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Celebration of Republic Day (26th Jan. 2017) :
The Gandhi House took the honour to organise and conduct the Republic Day Programme. Sr. Maggie Vaz – the Manager of the school took the honour to hoist the tricolour. Mrs Shabana and Mrs Geeta introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries to be seated. This was followed by a smart and rhythmic march past of all the students from V to X. The salute was received by the Manager.
Speeches were delivered in English and Hindi. A skit on the life of a soldier was enacted and performed well followed by an enthusiastic patriotic dance.
Sr. Maggie addressed the students on the Constitution of India. Mrs. Geeta thanked the dignitaries, Mr. Anil – the House Master and his team for a lovely programme with echoes of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ everybody dispersed.
Savitribai Phule – Winding Up (3rd to 26th Jan. 2017) :
A state wide programme was formulated and implemented in honour of the great social worker Savitribai Phule. Her birth anniversary was celebrated from 3rd Jan. to 26th Jan. in the school conducting various programmes.
Programmes were based primarily for girl’s education, women empowerment and social work. They were –
1) Visit to social institution – a) School for the blind
b) Moatoshri Ashram
c) Special School
2) Marathi Elocution Competition
3) Slogan and Caption Competition
4) Martial Arts
5) Felicitation of Single Mothers
6) Drawing Competition
7) Chess Matches
8) Essay Writing
9) Story telling – on Rani Laxmibai
Spelling Bee Competition (11th Jan. 2017) :
The Gandhi House was given the responsibility to conduct the Spelling Bee Competition with the help of the English teachers.
Sir Anil, the house master made all the necessary arrangements for conducting the competition. Mrs. Vimal, Mrs. Rashmi, Mrs. Ashraf and Mrs. Sunita Chaudhari conducted the competition for std. V, VI, VII and VIII.
Mrs. Bincy was the scorer and Sir Ashwin, the timer to check the timings. The participants as well as the audience enjoyed the competition.
Rally – Swachhata Abhiyan (27th Dec.):
According to the circular sent by the Education Dept. – the project of ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ – by Hon. Prime Minister was conducted in the school.
The programme began with a short prayer. The chief guest of the programme was Mrs. Yogita Vilas Pawar – President of Urban Area Dhule. She boosted the students to be hygienic by keeping themselves clean as well as their surrounding clean. She flagged off the rally comprising of students and teachers. Later the students and teachers took the initiative to clean the campus and its surroundings.
Christmas Celebration (23rd Dec.):
The Nehru House took the honour to conduct the Christmas programme beginning with a meaningful prayer service. This was followed by a skit with a message for Christmas. Carol singing competition of all the classes from std. V to std. X was conducted.
Sr. Maggie Vaz the Manager addressed the students and wished them a Happy Christmas. The students were given Christmas gifts in the midst of Carols.
Annual Parents’ Day(10th Dec.):
Every year the school celebrates its parents’ day. This year it was conducted on 10th Dec. 2016.
Mr. Ashish Ramesh Ajmera was the chief guest for the programme. He was given the guard of honour by the school cabinet along with the dignitaries. The N.C.C. paraded with a right salute in respect to the dignitaries, followed by lighting the samai – to invoke God’s presence.
A beautiful prayer dance was performed by a group of girls with a blend of classical and western steps. Ricky Jacob delivered a Welcome speech, followed by a Welcome Dance. Mrs. Rashmi introduced and welcomed the chief guest.
A variety of programmes were displayed by the students in the midst of lively anchoring by students. Skating on wheels and dancing on rhythm, stunt dances and s spectacular Commando dance were the rocking performances of the day. The school report ‘Canossa Update’ of the last two years was presented by visual aids on the T.V. screen.
A meaningful skit in Marathi was enacted based on the year’s theme ‘Mercy’.
The programme winded up by the vote of thanks proposed by students thanking the Parents profusely, greetings of X’mas and National Anthem.
Rally for Physically Handicapped Children (7th Dec. 2016) :
The rally was conducted by the Education Office. It started at 9am from the Education Office and ended at Canossa Convent High School. The rally was given a respectable name for the physical handicapped i.e. ‘Divyang’ . Our students took part in Lezim. Other school students of N.C.C., Scouts and guide were also present.
Later the Divyang presented their talent and skill in the various fields.
Diwali Celebration ():
The first semester concluded with the Diwali lantern – symbolising the festival of Diwali. Sir Ajay, the House Master introduced the programme; followed by a short prayer service. The importance of the five days was highlighted. Students were told to take precautions during the festival to enjoy a happy and safe Diwali
Sr. Ruth wished all the techers, non-touching staff and students a very happy Diwali. She also insisted students to celebrate a Eco-friendly Diwali.
Children’s Day Celebration(19th Nov. 2016):
The first programme conducted in the 2nd semester was the children’s day celebration. The programme started with a short prayer service by Red House, followed by a magic show by magician Amit Solanki which the children enjoyed very much. Children were given sweets and cadbaries from the management. A competition on ‘Naming the teddy’ was also conducted in which students from V to X participated. Prizes are bagged by,
1st prize Kalsha Jain VI C
Kashish Jain VI B Name of the teddy – Mercy
2nd Prize Harman Sandhu IX C
Sanskruti Bhamre X C Name of the teddy – Merciful teddy
Seminar on ‘Stop Cancer’ (13th Oct. 2016) :
A seminar on ‘Stop Cancer Mission’ was conducted for the staff by an NGO. Dr. Vijay Mankar (Nagpur) explained the precautions to be taken for preventing the deadly disease.
Celbration of Birth Anniversary (1st Oct. 16) :
It was a dual celebration – the birth anniversary of the two great sons of India – Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The Gandhi House Master – Mr Anil took the honour to garland the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and Khushi Agrawal – the Senior Gandhi House leader took the honour to garland the portrait of Lal Bahadur Shastri. A short prayer service was conducted followed by speeches delivered on the life and work of the two great sons.
The programme ended with the National Anthem.
A Tribute to the Indian Soldiers (22nd Sept. 16) :
One minute silence was observed as a tribute to the Indian Soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation. Sr. Ruth prayed for the soldiers who were killed in the terrorist attack in Uri near Srinagar.
Canossa Day (14th Sep. 16) :
‘Mother Mary Bless Us All’
An auspicious day for all Canossians all over the globe as we celebrate the feast of Mother Mary – the mother of Sorrows. 15th Sept. is celebrated as Canossa Day, we anticipated the day on 14th Sept. the sisters were escorted by the cabinet leaders and warmly welcomed traditionally.
Mrs. Alka and Mrs Sneha introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries to light the Samai – followed by a special prayer service and prayer dance.
A floral appreciation was presented by Mrs. Rashmi to the Manager and all the Sisters. A group of children sang a melodious greeting song. A variety of dances like the Koli dance, Goan dance, Classical dance, Gujrathi dance, dancing on skates were performed. A skit depicting the role of sisters and the different fields where they dedicated themselves was depicted by PPT and enacting.
The sisters expressed their gratitude by singing a beautiful prayer song.
The programme ended with the School Anthem.
Teachers’ Day Celebration (3rd Sept. 16) :
‘Teachers are the builders of the Nation.’
The teachers’ day celebration is the much awaited celebration by the students. They anxiously wait to express their love and gratitude in various ways.
Teachers were warmly welcomed, a special prayer service and prayer dance was performed. This was followed by a meaningful skit and colourful and enthusiastic dance performances.
The day also marked the celebration of 25 years of teaching of Mrs Alphonsa. A floral appreciation was read by Mrs. Sushma. Sr. Maggie, the Manager congratulated and felicitated her for her dedicated services. Mrs. Alphonsa thanked the Management and the lovely performances of the students.
Cancer Awareness Programme (24th Aug. 16):
A lecture was conducted for the students of std VII to X on Cancer Awareness. Mrs. Rashmi introduced and thanked Mr. Jayanta Gupta – the programme officer of Caring Souls Foundation (in the service of mankind) from an NGO, who gave a talk on cancer, its symptoms, types and precautions to be taken.
Mr. Gupta also appealed to the students to spread the awareness of cancer in their families and neighbourhood. Those willing to donate for the social cause would readily be accepted.
Independence Day (15th Aug. 16):
The school celebrated the 70th Independence of the country with great enthusiasm Azaadi 70 Saal – Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani…
The Tagore House organised and conducted the programme under the guidance of Sir Ajay – the House Master. Mrs Sabina invited the dignitaries – The Chief Guest – Mr Suresh Bhamre took the honour to unfurl the tricolour. The dignitaries released pigeons as a symbol of Peace. A special prayer service was conducted followed by fiery speeches delivered by students. A dance expressing patriotic feeling was presented by a group of students. The Chief Guest was invited to deliver his message to the students.
The day was a dual celebration as it marks the birthday of Sr. Ruth – the Principal. A birthday greeting was read on behalf of the students followed by singing the Birthday Song. Sr. Ruth thanked the students for the prayer and the birthday greetings wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day.
Our school students participated in the rally conducted by the Rotary Crossroads displaying various messages – Drug Addiction, Jan Dhan Yojana, Tree Plantation, Save Environment, Save Girl Child etc.
Hindi Elocution (6th Aug. 16) :
The Nehru House organised and conducted a Hindi Elocution for the students of std IX and X. To enhance the Hindi language a competition was held on a few given topics. Sir Neil – the House Master along with his team conducted the competition successfully.
Sr. Ruth – congratulated the participants for their confidence and oratory, she then declared the result of the competition.
Seminar – Development of Scientific Temperment (5th Aug. 16):
A seminar was organised and conducted by Vidya Bharati Sanskruti Shiksha Sansthan (An institution of National Presence). Eleven schools including C.C.H.S. took active part in the seminar. Students of std IX and X attended the seminar from 9 am to 4.30 pm. The chief guest was Sr. Mary – the V. Principal and the seminar was inaugurated by Mrs Sangita paygude – C.E.O. A workshop was conducted on the Development of Scientific temperament and was attended by the Science teachers. The venue of the seminar was Canossa Convent High School.
Story Telling Competition (16th July, 16) :
The Magdalene House took the honour to organise and conduct a Story telling competition for the students of std. V to std. VIII.
Sr. Mary, the Vice Principal congratulated all the participants and announced the results.
Ramzan Eid (5th July, 16) :
The celebration of Eid was anticipated on 5th July by the Magdalene House. The programme began by a short prayer in the Arabic language. The meaning of the prayer was explained to the children the students highlighted the importance of fasting for 30 days.
Sr. Ruth wished all the Muslim teachers and students a very happy Eid stressing on many similarities between the Muslim religion and the Christian religion.
Annual General Meeting (2nd July, 16) :
The AGM started by invoking God’s presence – lighting the samai by the dignitaries and a meaningful prayer service conducted by the teachers.
The dignitaries took their seats on the dias. Mr. Manoj Shah the V. President of the PTA 2015-2016 delivered the welcome speech. All the dignitaries were welcomed with saplinngs. Mr. Manoj Shah read the report of the PTA activities in place of the Jt. Secretary. Mr. Prashant Vibhandik presented the Audit Statement of 2015-16. Mrs. Vimal – the Secretary read the minutes of the last AGM.
Sr. Maggie Vaz, the Manager addressed the parents. Sr. Ruth, the Principal and the President of the PTA gave important instructions to the Parents. Mrs Rashmi invited genuine suggestions from the Parents.
The Manager felicitated the outgoing members and thanked them for their whole hearted co-operation. After proposing the vote of thanks, the parents moved to the Main Bldg. for the elections.
The newly elected members were congratulated. Sr. Ruth felicitated the new office bearers with a bouquet.
Mrs Smita Kulkarni – V. President of PTA
Mr Kailash Jadhav – Jt. Secretary
Mr Avinash Bhandari – Jt. Treasurer
Vanamahotsav (1st July, 16) :
The school celebrated ‘Vanamahotsav’ week from 1st July to 7th July. A tree plantation drive was carried throughout the week. Saplings were planted in the various places of the campus by the Manager, Principal, high school students and the K.G. children.
Installation Ceremony (30th June, 16) :
It was a very important day for the students as the installation ceremony was organized. The Manager and the dignitaries were duly welcomed by the guard of honour. Mrs Bincy, who hosted the programme invited the dignitaries to light the samai, the House Masters took the honour to garland their respective patrons. The students of std X A conducted a special prayer service on the theme ‘Leadership’ reflecting on the virtues of a good leader.
The core of the programme began by leaders receiving the badges from the honoured hands of the Manager, Principal, V Principal and Supervisor. The discipline squad was honoured by the Cabinet teachers. The school leader led the whole team for the Canossian pledge.
Sr. Maggie Vaz, the new Manager and Sr. Ruth, the Principal congratulated the leaders and enlighted them with a message. The vote of thanks was proposed and the programme ended with the School Anthem.
G.K.Olympiad Felicitated (24th June, 16) :
The deserving students of the General Knowledge Olympiad exam were felicitated by Sr. Mary the Vice Principal.
Second International Yoga Day (21st June, 16) :
The school celebrated ‘Yoga Day’ along with the world. Students were made aware of the importance of doing yoga daily. They were called at 7am and were guided by sir Anil and Mrs Vijaya by performing yoga. The response was good.
Two hundred students went to Police ground for yoga asanas accompanied by two teachers.
About 50 Scouts and 50 Guides(students) went to Mahajan Highschool accompanied by scout and guide teachers for performing yoga.
A New Beginning (15th June 2016) :
The school re-opened on 15th June for the academic year 2016-17 with refreshed minds after a restful vacation. The new academic year began with a meaningful prayer service conducted by Sr. Dipti, teachers and students. The samai lighted by the dignitaries for invoking Gods presence. Mrs. Rashmi welcomed all the students and especially the boys and girls of std V. She introduced and welcomed Sr. Maggies Vaz, the new Manager with a welcome card and a bouquet. She invited the Manager to address the students.
Sr. Ruth also welcomed all the students and gave important instructions winding up with the National Anthem.
Maharashtra Day (1st May 2016) :
The honour of hoisting the National flag was given to Mr. Panditrao a senior peon. Mrs. Sunita Garud introduced the programme and invited the chief guest and the dignitaries. A special prayer service was conducted by the students. A student of std IX delivered a speech highlighting the importance of the day and the importance of Worker’s Day. Teachers and students enacted a street play on the history of Maharashtra and the present condition prevailing in Maharashtra ending it with the song ‘Jai Jai Maharashtra Maaza’.
The peons and workers were presented by a token of love from the honourable hands of Sr. Natalia the Manager.
125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (13th Apr. 2016) :
The school celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar – the Architect of the Indian Constitution. Mr. Panditrao – a senior peon took the honour to garland the portrait of Dr. Ambedkar. Mr. Sunita Garud spoke highly of the great patriot stressing on the works of Babasaheb Ambedkar. She highlighted the virtues of the great personality and his contribution to education and of its importance in the country. A student of std. IX delivered a speech on the life sketch and life journey of Dr. Ambedkar.
The programme ended with the National Anthem.
Magdalene Day (1st March 2016) :
Every year Magdalene House takes pride to celebrate Magdalene Day in honour of the birth anniversary of Magdalene Gabriella of Canossa, the foundress of the Canossian Institute. Mrs. Asmita introduced the programme and invited the Canossian Sisters along with the Dy. Leaders to light the samai. Mrs. Sangeeta Mahale the House Mistress took the honour to garland the portrait of St. Magdalene. A meaningful prayer service was conducted by the students.
The second session of the programme was conducted by the Nehru House Miss Sneha – the House Mistress organized and conducted the prize distribution ceremony. The scholarship winners were felicitated by the dignitaries.
National Science Day (28th Feb. 2016) :
The National Science Day was observed on 28th of Feb. commencing it with a prayer service.
The Science Club teachers and students organized and conducted the programme highlighting the importance of Science. This was followed by the prize distribution of the Science Olympiad exam. A snake show was organized – displaying the variety of snakes and its usefulness.
Retirement of Mrs Latika and Mrs Sarala (27th Feb. 2016) :
Retirement may be an ending, a closing but it is also a new beginning.
The end of February marked a fond farewell to Mrs. Latika Ranalkar and Mrs. Sarla Sonawane.
The two staff members along with the dignitaries were given the guard of honour by the cabinet. Sir Neil introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries to light the samai – followed by a special prayer service and a prayer dance. The greeting dance enhanced the environment. Words of appreciation and an expression of gratitude were presented by Mrs. Rashmi and Mrs. Sunita Garud. A skit enhancing the qualities of the two teachers were presented. Mind blowing dances were performed by a group of girls and boys.
Sr. Ruth, presented the certificate of appreciation to the two icons. Sr. Natalia and Sr. Mary appreciated and thanked the teachers for their dedicated services.
The programme winded up with the School Anthem.
Marathi Week – Commences (22nd Feb. 2016) :
The Marathi week commenced from today. Mrs. Sangeeta Sonawane – the Marathi teacher organized the Marathi week. The Marathi teachers and students spoke on the rich heritage of the Maharastrian culture. The saints of Maharashtra, the warriors like Shivaji Maharaj - their life experiences were shared.
26th Feb. 2016 - The Marathi week concluded by paying tribute to Kusumagraj – Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar. The Marathi teachers narrated a story and emphasized on how Marathi has gained its importance as state language.
Bakhita Day (8th Feb. 2016):
“If we had no hope in the Lord, what would we do in this world.”
St. Josephine Bakhita won the heart of everyone with her simplicity and charity and reached her heavenly abode on 8th Feb. The Canossian Sisters and Supervisor was invited to dispel the sorrows in life by lighting the Samai.
A special prayer service was conducted by the Tagore House. Mrs. Nikhat highlighted the virtues of St. Bakhita. A skit depicting the life sketch of her sufferings was enacted by a group of children. Sr. Mary, the vice principal was invited to speak. She enlighted the students with a meaningful message and also questioned them on the History of St. Bakhita. The students responded fairly well. The programme ended by thanking Mrs. Geeta, the House Mistress for organizing and conducting the programme. Words of gratitude were expressed for the dignitaries, the House members and the students.
Valediction Ceremony (2nd Feb. 2016) :
The clouds may rise high. The oceans may dry though its time to depart but to Soar High.
It was a very important day for the students of std. X - 2015-2016, as it was the Valediction day. Mrs. Vimal and Mrs. Sangeeta Mahale introduced and anchored the programme.
Mr. Himmat Hindurao Jadhav, the Dy. S.P. of Dhule presided as the Chief Guest, he along with the dignitaries were given a warm welcome by the guard of honour. He took the honour to hoist the school flag followed by the school anthem. The programme began by lighting the samai and a special prayer service for the students of std. X
The House captains garlanded their respective patrons. The three state players carried the flaming torch which was received by Sr. Ruth. The students of std. X marched smartly on the grounds of Canossa taking their position in the centre of the ground. The students of std. IX saluted their seniors as they march past.
The passing over of the duties and responsibilities of the senior cabinet to their deputees proceeded in a solemn way. The nominated leaders took their positions.
The Chief Guest was invited to deliver his speech. He gave a meaningful message for the students of std. X. Sr. Ruth announced a few special prizes and conveyed her prayerful wishes to the students.
The second session was full of fun, frolic, games and entertainment. The students enjoyed winning prizes and relishing on the snacks. The programme winded up by lowering the flag and carrying a momento from the school management which would cherish memories of their school days.
World Peace Day (30th Jan. 2016) :
Peace exists within
Do not seek it outside
The above line was the relevant message that was delivered through the programme. Mrs. Sangeeta Mahale, the Magdalene House House mistress introduced the programme. The day reminds us of the message Gandhiji gave the world.
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was garlanded by the Green House captain. The day was honoured as ‘Martyr’s Day’ giving tribute to all those who sacrificed their life for the country.
The scriptures of the various religions were read by the students. A skit conveying the message of unity and peace was very well enacted by the students.
Later an inter-religious exhibition was displayed for students and teachers.
At the stroke of 11am everyone in the campus stood and maintained 2 minutes silence as they prayed for the departed soul of Mahatma Gandhi.
Republic Day (26th Jan. 2016):
With pride in our heart
Memories in our souls
Lets salute the Nation
On Republic Day.
The Republic day programme was organised and conducted by the Gandhi House. Mrs. Sushma, the House Mistress took the lead to plan the programme. Mrs. Vijaya introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries. Mrs. Sarla Sonawane took the honour to hoist the tricolour followed by the National Anthem and the pledge. A special prayer service was conducted. Two students spoke on the importance of the day and a student of std. IX gave information regarding the framing of the constitution. A skit and a group dance enhanced the programme.
Mrs. Sarla delivered a fiery and meaningful speech for the students.
The programme ended with echoes of
‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai..!’
General Team’s Visit from Rome (18th Jan. 2016):
Today was a special day as Canossa Dhule was fortunate to be blessed with the serene presence of Sr. Elma – one of the council member of the General’s Team from Rome.
She was warmly welcomed in the traditional Maharashtra culture. A few girls adorned in the Kashta sarees and the boys in their colourful turbans played lezim, as she was escorted along with Sr. Natalia, Sr. Ruth and Sr. Mary. The school cabinet with their house flags escorted her to the dias, where she was welcomed by the traditional Indian culture.
After a short prayer, Mrs Rashmi welcomed, appreciated and thanked her for coming to meet the students and the staff. She invited sister to address the students in her unique way. Sr. Elma in her pious and humble way expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome and appreciated the students and the teaching staff. She later had a short meeting with the staff members.
Prayer service for the departed souls (6th Jan. 2016) :
A special prayer for our teacher Mrs. Sheetal Suryawanshi was conducted by the school. Her parents , brother and sister too joined for the prayer.
Sr. Natalia, the manager too was present for the special prayer service.
All the students sat in a prayerful posture, silently as they prayed for their beloved teacher.
Sr. Natalia expressed her condolence to her family members, relatives, teachers and students.
Its not important to go to heaven
After we leave,
But its important to create heaven
On earth before we leave.
Canossa expresses her Gratitude-
Thankyou for changing thousands of lives with your life.
You will always be remembered and we will always Miss You.
A Black Day (23rd Dec. 2015) :
It was the last day as students and teachers were going for the X-mas holidays after the short Christmas programme.
As we continued to pray for our teacher Mrs. Sheetal S. with a lighted candle – at 9.30pm we received the sad, sorrowful and shocking news of her untimely demise. For a teacher to die so young was unbelievable, horrifying and bolt from the blue. We prayed for eternal peace, consoling her parents, friends, relatives and well-wishers praying for the departed soul.
We will miss you Sheetal...!
A special prayer service was conducted in the chapel. Canossa will always remember the devoted and dedicated services you have served in the institution.
Management, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, students will always be grateful for your services and you will always remain evergreen in our hearts..!
Christmas Programme (23rd Dec. 2015):
The Christmas programme was conducted by the Magdalene house. The programme began with a meaningful prayer service. The skit demonstrated the real meaning of Christmas. Christmas means loving, sharing and caring, especially for those who are less fortunate.
Each class representative placed their gift in front of baby Jesus.
Sr. Mary conducted the short programme by praying for Mrs. Sheetal Suryawanshi who was fighting her battle for life in the hospital – wishing the teachers and students a happy Christmas. She announced the re-opening day to the children.
Bi-enneal Sports Meet (5th Dec. 2015) :
The school conducted the Bi-enneal Sports Meet on 5th Dec. 2015. This event helps to discover the sporting spirit of the students and raises the school’s sporting profile.
Mrs Kranti and Mrs Shabana introduced the programme as well as anchored the event. The dignitaries were escorted by the school cabinet to the flag pole. The school flag was hoisted by Dr. Nikhil Dolatkumar Shah – the guest of honour. The dignitaries were invited to light the samai followed by a prayer dance.
Mrs Rashmi was invited to welcome and introduce the dignitaries present for the programme. The dignitaries and the parents were welcomed by the students with a Welcome Dance.
The highlight of the day was the march-past. The parents enjoyed a spectacular display of the march-past and flag display by the Cabinet. Colourful drills with a variety of props like dumbbells, Chinese fans and sarees were a thrilling musical display. Mass P.T., pyramids and various athletic events aroused excitement among the students.
The theme of this year was ‘Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life’. A skit with a meaningful message and colourful dances were presented by a group of 350 students. It was indeed an exciting and joyful day as 1650 students took part in various events.
Dr. Nikhil Shah – the guest of honour appreciated the event and praised the undying efforts of the teachers. Sr. Ruth thanked the sisters teaching and non-teaching staff, the parents and the students in helping to make the event a grand success. She then announced the march-past results, the Best House and the Best Sports Boy and Girl for the year 2015-2016.
The programme concluded by the Retreat i.e. the lowering of the school flag.
The singing of the National Anthem marked the conclusion of the programme.
Diwali Celebration :
The first semester concluded with the sparkling of lamps and the importance of the five days of celebration of Diwali - the festival of lights. It began with a short prayer service.
The drawing competition winners and naming the Teddy Bear winners were felicitated.
Sr. Natalia and Sr. Ruth wished all the students and teachers A very Happy Diwali.
Children’s Day (5th Nov. 2015) :
The ‘Children’s Day’ was anticipated on the 5th of Nov. as 14th Nov. fell in the Diwali vacation. The programme began with the importance of the day being reflected. The Red house captain(Nehru house) garlanded the portrait of Pandit Nehru followed by a prayer service.
The P.T.A. took the lead of celebrating the birthday of students by cutting the cake and singing the birthday song. They also conducted a ‘Housie game’ for all the students and gifted the lucky winners with attractive prizes. All the teachers had arranged wonderful games and tempting foodstuffs for the students to enjoy. Children in their colourful attire relished on the favourite eatables and later danced on the rythm of the latest numbers played on the DJ. Thus it was indeed a memorable day for all of us.
Mega Retirement (31st Oct. 2015) :
The end of the first semester marked the retirement of Mrs Shenaz, Mr Varghese (teachers) and Mrs Marian (clerical staff).
The three staff members along with the dignitaries were given the guard of honour and welcomed warmly at the entrance. Mrs Bincy introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries to light the samai, followed by a beautiful prayer service and prayer dance. The greeting dance was gracefully performed. Words of appreciation and a garland of gratitude were presented by Mrs Ashraf, Mrs Sushma and Mrs Sunita Chaudhari.
A few mind blowing dances were performed by a group of boys and girls.
The retiring teachers were appreciate and thanked for their dedicated services. Sr. Ruth, the principal of the school presented the Certificate of Appreciation to the three icons. Sr. Natalia and Sr. Mary felicitated and expressed their gratitude. The three retiring teachers expressed their gratitude to the Management.
The programme winded up with the school Anthem.
Sad, Shocking yet Heroic :
The Muharram day – a holiday for the school. It was sad, shocking and horrifying when we received the news of our student Master Jayesh Nawale of std. VIII who was a good swimmer got drowned in the swimming pool while trying to save a boy of std. V.
What a cruel trick fate has played on us! Yet we are proud for the sacrifice he made in saving the life of a young boy. What a heroic death!
A special prayer service was conducted by the school. Jayesh will always be missed especially by the class of std VIII B who were in tears. May his soul rest in peace.
Jayesh We Miss You !
Birth Anniversary – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (15th Oct. 2015) :
The 84th birth anniversary was celebrated with a short introduction of the ‘Missile Man of India’. Two of the students briefed the audience on his two books – ‘Wings of Fire’ and ‘India 2020’.
Mr. Mahendra Patil – a great fan of Mr. Kalam was invited to speak on the occasion. He spoke about the thoughts and ideologies of the Ignited minds thus inspiring the children to dream with a vision.
Pays respect to National Heroes (2nd Oct. 2015) :
The Gandhi House organised and conducted a short programme to pay their due respect to ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ and ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri’ on their birth anniversary.
The programme started with garlanding the portrait of the great sons of India. Mrs Marian took the honour to garland the portrait of Lal Bahadur Shastri and the Gandhi House captain garlanded the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. This was followed by a prayer service and a Bhajan.
Mrs. Rashmi, the Supervisor addressed the students, guiding the students to follow the principles and values of these two great souls. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.
Canossian Cabinet Meet (26th Sept. 2015) :
Young Leaders are Nation builders.
It was a joyful day for the cabinet leaders when Sr. Ruth announced a Canossian Cabinet Meet which will be conducted at Mahim on 26th and 27th of Sept. The cabinet leaders were accompanied by Sr. Ruth and Mrs. Rashmi to Mahim, Mumbai.
This meet was first of its kind an inspiring move by the Province to train our upcoming young Canossian Leaders to gear themselves as Nation builders. The leaders were led by the school band of Canossa Mahim, followed by the Principals of eight schools of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The cabinet of Canossa Dhule was led by the Supervisor. The school leader Miss Arti Agrawal marched smartly upholding the school flag. The whole scenario was indeed a feast to the eyes. Sr. Jessie John Vice Provincial and Sr. Audrey D’souza Principal of Canossaf H. School, Manickpur addressed the student leaders. The session was conducted by Fr. Peter Michael. He got the leaders to interact, sing action songs and encouraged them to speak confidently. He emphasized on the qualities of good leadership with examples of true leaders.
After a break it was Recreation Time from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. where our students displayed ‘Lezim’. Thus the day was thoroughly enjoyed and well spent.
27th Sept. 2015 :
The second session started with a meaningful prayer service conducted by Canossa Dhule. It was an enriching and eventful day for the budding leaders. The speaker of the day was Fr. Atban D’souza who interacted with the student leaders. They had group discussions poster making activity and sang the action song ‘Melody in my Heart’. The sisters too taught the leaders an action ‘As we walk to the right’ which was fun filled and enjoyable.
The programme concluded with a feedback from the students. Sr. Josemary, our Provincial addressed the students, blessed them and encouraged them to be nation builders. Students thanked Sr. Margaret Sequeira, Principal of Canossa Mahim for the lovely stay and the perfect arrangement made by the school authorities.
The two days session left a marking impression on the minds and hearts of the leaders.
Canossa Day (14th Sept.) :
Mother Mary pray for us ..!
Today indeed is an auspicious day for all Canossians all over the globe and a very special day for our sisters here in Canossa, Dhule. The sisters were escorted by the cabinet leaders and welcomed warmly.
Sir. Ashwin and Mrs. Sheel introduced the programme and welcomed all the sisters, invited Sr. Natalia, Sr. Ruth, Sr. Mary, Sr. Cecilia, Sr. Julie, Sr. Sylvia, Sr. Dipti, Sr. Kamal, Sr. Isabel, Sr. Glenda and Mrs, Rashmi to light the samai followed by ameaningful prayer service and prayer dance (by K.G. children and High School). A group of boys and girls performed an adivasi dance, a Gujrathi traditional dance.
A floral appreciation for the sisters was presented by Mrs. Rashmi. A street play combined with a skit presentation representing the work of the sisters and various incidents were depicted expressing the sorrows of mothers. A greeting song was sung by a group of children in their melodious voices.
Sr. Natalia addressed the students and wished everyone a ‘Happy Feast’. All the sisters expressed their gratitude in their melodious voices. The supervisor thanked Mrs. Sushma – the Gandhi house mistress and all the teachers and participants for their extreme afforts for a grand programme. Sr. Ruth appreciated the discipline of the students for the entire programme.
The programme concluded with the school Anthem.
Provincial’s Visit (9th Sept.) :
It was indeed a pleasant surprise. The day Sr. Jose Mary, the Provincial and her Councillor Sr. Esperance Vaz visited the school. Mrs. Rashmi, the Supervisor warmly welcomed and greeted them. She wished them best wishes for the new post and venture she has taken up. She then invited her to address the students.
Teachers’ Day Celebration (5th Sept.) :
Teachers are the stars that guide the students in the darkness by their value and knowledge.
The Teachers’ Day celebration has always been a grand and a much awaited event of the students. They wait anxiously to express their love and gratitude to their beloved teachers.
Teachers of all the three sections were welcomed. A beautiful prayer service followed by prayer dance and welcome dance. Colourful and enthusiastic dances were enjoyed. The extreme efforts and guidance of all the sisters made the programme a real success.
The day was a dual celebration. Mr. Rashmi introduced the silver jubilarian Mr. Shekhar Pittela - peon of the High School section. The floral appreciation of gratitude was presented by Mrs Sarla. Sister Natalia congratulated and felicitated him for his dedicated services.
The programme ended by a thanks giving note by Mrs. Agatha.
P.M. Narendra Modi’s speech (4th Sept.):
A live telecast of our honourable P.M. Mr. Narendra Modi’s speech was telecast on the intercom facility on the eve of ‘Teachers Day’ at 10 a.m. Students and teachers heard it attentively and were inspired by his thoughts.
Medical camp (22nd Aug. 2015) :
A regular medical checkup will help to keep the students hale and hearty. Every year the school conducts a medical ccheckup for the students of std. V and std. VIII Dr. Matani and Mrs. Dr. Patil took the initiative to arrange for a medical team consisting of a Dentist, Opthamologist, E.N.T. specialist, Paediatrician and Physician.
The height and weight of the students were also taken and recorded.
We are grateful to the medical team for sparing their precious moments for the welfare of the students.
Tricolour Unfurled (15th Aug. 2015) :
Thousnads laid down their lives so that our country breathes this day.
The 69th Independence day was celebrrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. The Tagore House Mistress Mrs. Geeta invited the chief guest Mrs. Latika and the dignitories to hoist the National Flag followed by the National Anthem and pledge. A student delivered a speech expressing the message of 'Clean India Green India'. A special prayer service was conducted for the nation and itss citizens.
The day was a trio celebration - Students were anxious to wish teir beloved principal - Sr. Ruth on her birthday. It also marked the birthday of one of our lady peon - Smt. Sundarama. A group of children sang a birthday song, whereas the school leader read the birthday greetings on behalf of the sutdents.
The programme was flamed with a colourful yet classical dance on the beats of partriotism. Mrs. Latika addressed the studnets with a caluable message. Sr. Ruth thanked the students for the special prayer and greetings, wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day.
Guru Pournima (31st July 2015) :
The Guru Pournima festival was celebrated by the scout and guide students of the school.
One of the guide (girl) spoke on the student-teacher relationship. She emphasized on the importance of teachers in students life by giving examples.
Nation Mourns for Ex-President Dr. A.P.J. Kalam (29th July 2015) :
The Missile Man of India, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. A.P.J. Kalam died of a heart attack on 27th of July. He was a guide, preacher scientist and contributed a lot to the Nation. He loved students and guided them for their career and taught them to ignite minds.
A short prayer service was conducted by the teachers and a seven day mourning was observed as a tribute to the departed soul.
Hindi Elocution Competition (21st July 2015) :
The Nehru House organised and conducted a Hindi Elocution for students of std. IX and std. X.
Mrs. Shabana welcomed and introduced the judges. The students expressed their opinion on the topics given to them. One of the judges congratulated all the participants and also gave them proper tips and suggestion for intonation and pronunciation.Sr. Mary, the vice Principal encouraged all the participants, congratulating them for their participation. She declared the result amidst a thundering applause for the winners. The competition concluded with an expression of gratitude.
Honoured by State Highway Police (15th July 2015) :
It was a great honour to Miss Shravani Rajesh Kakare who ranked second in Maharashtra State in the drawing competition. The traffic police personally came to our school to congratulate her. Sr. Ruth awarded her the prize and the certificate of appreciation.
The school is proud of her achievement.
Orientation – Staff and std. X (13th July 2015) :
Sr. Audrey from Vasai conducted thought provoking and enriching orientation for the staff highlighting on to be the best human beings – as teachers and encouraging students also to be the best.
She also oriented the students of std. X with the help of videos. Aarti Agrawal, the school leader thanked sister on behalf of the students.
Annual General Meeting (6th July, 2015) :
The AGM was conducted on 6th July at 9 am. Mrs Rashmi welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the programme. The meeting began by lighting the samai and a short prayer service. The dignitaries of the P.T.A. were welcomed with a bouquet. Mr. Rajesh Gindodiya – Vice President of the P.T.A. delivered his Welcome Speech.
Sr. Ruth and Sr. Mary felicitated the S.S.C. toppers (90% and above).
The report of the P.T.A. activities and the financial position of the P.T.A. fund was presented. The minutes of the last AGM (July 2014) were read by Mrs Geeta.
Sr. Natalia and Sr. Ruth spoke to the parents giving general instructions and discipline. She also thanked the parents and P.T.A. for their co-operation.
Sr. Natalia felicitated the outgoing members. Parents were invited to give their suggestions regarding the school activities. Mr. Prashant Jain proposed the vote of thanks. The parents dispersed for the Election procedure towards the school building.
Out of School Survey conducted (4th July, 2015) :
Children not going to school- a survey for the same was organised by the Maharashtra Govt. Teachers were appointed as ‘Sarvekshan Adhikari’ in a group of two to conduct a survey of ‘Out of School Survey - OSS’ of children between 6 to 14 yrs. of age. Later in the evening they had to report to the Zonal Officer and they in turn had to give a report to the Educational Office.
A Fond Farewell (2nd July, 2015) :
The day dawned to bid a farewell to our beloved Sr. Maria who rendered her service for past 28 years and our lady peon, Mrs. Sundaramma who dedicated her services to the school for the past 36 years.
They were escorted by the school cabinet, welcomed warmly at the entrance. Sir Neil invited all the dignitaries to light the samai, followed by a meaning full prayer service by students and a power point presentation. This was sequenced with a beautiful prayer dance. Mrs. Sunita Garud and Mrs. Shenaz presented a floral appreciation and the school cabinet too followed to express their loveand respect. To add splendour and excitement a group of boys and girls danced on the number of a few songs.
Sr. Natalia, Sr. Ruth and Sr. Mary honoured, felicitated and thanked them for their valuable services. Sr. Maria and Mrs. Sundaramma too expressed their gratitude towards the school and the Management. The school anthem marked the end of the programme.
Installation Programme (27th June 2015):
It was a high key day for all the students as it was the day elected leaders were honoured with the badges.
The dignitaries were smartly led and escorted by the cabinet leaders. Mrs. Bincy welcomed the dignitaries and the Parents of the senior cabinet. She invited the dignitaries to light the samai. The House – mistress took the honour to garland their respective patrons.
The prayer Service on leadership was conducted by the students of std. X A.
The school leader Miss Aarti Agrawal and her team were honoured by receiving their badges and sashes from Sr. Natalia, Sr. Ruth and Sr. Mary. A team of 17 students in the discipline squad received their badges from Mrs. Rashmi and Mrs. Shenaz.
Sr. Natalia, the Manager and Sr. Ruth, the Principal congratulated the leaders and addressed them. The vote of thanks was proposed and the programme concluded with the school anthem.
Canossa gears up for Yoga Day – Twist and Chant (21st June 2015):
Canossa was transformed into a sea of colourful mats on Sunday 21st June, as one thousand students as well as teachers too joined in performing Yoga. A few asanas were performed in the early hours of Sunday at 7 am.
Students of std. IX and X approx. 500 students performed Yoga on the Police Ground accompanied by teachers.Teachers and students had a good experience of asanas on the International Yoga Day.
In Preparation of Yoga Day (20th June 2015):
A few ex-students Mayur Sadane, Siddarth Gosar and Nikhil Jain form Patanjali Yogasamiti demonstrated Yogasanas to the students. The students followed the same and enjoyed the short enriching session conducted by these boys.
Sr. Ruth and Mrs. Rashmi thanked the boys for devoting their precious time for the demonstration and practice.
Miss Nisha Agrawal who came from the Educationn Dept. demonstrated Yoga for a few selected students of std. IX and X. These students were being prepared for the International Yoga Day to be held on 21st June at the Police Ground.
A Good Start (15th June 2015):
The school re-opened on 15th June for the academic year 2015-16 after a restful vacation and refreshed minds. The new academic year began with a beautiful prayer service conducted by Sr. Ruth, teachers, sisters and students.
Sr. Natalia the Manager , was also present for the prayer service. Mrs. Rashmi, welcomed the two new sisters Sr. Hyacinth Fernandes and Sr. Dipti Gore with a bouquet. She also invited the Manager to address the students. Sr. Natalia boosted the teachers and children with an important message. Sr. Ruth welcomed the students of std. V and wished a joyful, successful year to everyone.
S.S.C. Result :
The school has been credited and honoured with a good 99.25% overall result.
The S.S.C. toppers are :
1) Lingayat Vishwesh 94.80% standing 1st in school
2) Kaderi Mohammed 94.40%
Surana Simran 94.40% both standing 2nd in school
3) Mahale Maithili 94.00% standing 3rd in school
We are also proud to announce that 25 students secured 90% and above.
Hats off to the Toppers.
Congratulations to all the students for passing in flying colours.
Keep it up. All The Best for your future.
Maharashtra Day (1st May 2015) :
Every year the 1st of May is celebrated as 'Maharashtra Day'. The tricolour was hoisted by Mrs. Shehnaz Hussain, the chief guest and Sister Maria was the guest of honour for the occasion.
A group of students led us to prayers, students spoke and sang the glory of the state of Maharashtra . The day is also observed as 'Worker's Day'. The manager took the honour to felicitate the peons and workers.
Sr. Maria spoke on the rich culture and tradition of the people of Maharashtra singing the song 'Jai, Jai Maharashtra Maaza'.
Gratitude to Mairunbee Yaseen Najeer Pathan and Fond Farewell : (11th April 2015)
It is said 'Service to Man is service to God.'
Yes, our lady peon Mairunbee Pathan, has rendered her didicated service o the 'Cleanliness' of the school and helped in maintaining hygiene for the students. She was affilated to the schoool since the last 35yrs. and served the institution whole-heartedly. She along with the dignitories were given the guard of honour. Sir. Neil, welcomed her along with the family members. Mrs Shabana invited her along with the dignitories to light the Samai followed by a Prayer Service and Prayer Dance. A welcome dance was performed by a group of children. A floral appreciation of words was presented by Mrs Shabana. This was followed by words of gratitude by the Dy. school leader Miss Aarti Agrawal.
A sequence of entertainment programme - Kawali, fusion dance number etc. was presented by the school children.
The Management appreciated her devoted service and honoured her with a certificate of appreciation. The Principal and the V. Principal thanked her for her Zeal and enthusiasm to work for the institution.
Annual Prize Distribution (2nd March 2015) :
Every year the birthday of our Foundress St. Magdalene is celebrated highlighting her virtuous life followed by felcitating the students with scholarships and prizes for various activities. The Magdalene House conducted the first part of the programme. A 'Powada' was presented which reflected important incidents of her life. The Nehru House conducted the Annual Prize Distribution.
Sr. Natalia took the honour to garland the portrait of St. Magdalene and guided the students to follow her virtues.
National Science Day (28th Feb. 2015) :
The National Science day was observed on the 28th of February commencing it wiht a short prayer service.
A few students highlighted the importance of the day.
Marathi Diwas (27th Feb. 2015) :
The school celebrated 'Marathi Diwas' emphasizing on knowing and loving the Marathi language. The celebration included making charts composing orticles and recciting poems in Marathi. The winners of the recitation competition were awarded prizes.
The Marathi Day wass organised and conducted by the Marathi Faculty. Mrs. Sunita Garud introduced and conducted the programme. She invited Sr. Natalia, the Manager to garland the portrait of 'Kusumagraj'- 'Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar'. A short prayer service was conducted praying for the state of MHS. The importance of the Marathi language was emphasized with the help of thoughts, idioms and proverbs.
Sr. Natalia, too spoke, highlighting the importance of knowing various languages and how Marathi has gained its importance as a State language.
Spelling Bee Competition (10th Feb. ‘15) :
The Spelling Bee Competition was organized and conducted by the Magdalene House. The students for the final round were selected by the English teachers after they had qualified for the semi final rounds.
Mrs. Ashraf, the House mistress introduced the rules and refulations of the Competition. The Competition comprised of 4 rounds – teachers helped out in keeping the score and time limit for each round.
The participants and the audience were exited as it was a House wise Competition. The participants did their best in keeping up the score of their House to the apex. At the end of the final round the scores were announced. The participants were congratulated for their excellence and brisk way of pronouncing the spellings.
Sr. Ruth appreciated all the participants for taking extreme efforts and doing their best. She congratulated the winning team and thanked the House mistress as well as all the English teachers for helping in organizing and conducting this competition. She also suggested from the next academic year. This competition could be held class wise to boost the students in the English language.
Bakhita Day (7th Feb. ‘15) :
The Tagore House took the honour to velebrate the feast of St. Bakhita. Miss Sneha introduced the programme and invited the sisters to take their seats. Sr. Mary, the vice Principal took the honour to garland the portrait of St. Josephine Bakhita.
St. Josephine Bakhita’s day the 8th of Feb. is observed as an International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
The students of std. V A conducted of meaningful prayer service. This was followed by a short skit depicting a few striking incidents from St. Bakhita’s life a journey from Slavery to Freedom. A group of students sang a melodious song in respect of the lovable Saint. 'Pranaam tujh sant Bakhita…’ followed by a dance performance which depicted the incident when little Bakhita was taken away as a slave girl.
Sr. Natalia, drew the attention of the students to the hardships and sufferings of St. Bakhita, the lucky one. Mrs. Vijaya thanked the sisters for their gracious presence.
Valediction Ceremony (3rd Feb. 2015) :
Skies are high
Dreams are new
The world out there is waiting for you !
The time had come to bid a farewell to the 262 students of the SSC batch of 2014-2015. Mrs. Alka and Sir Suresh took the reins of the programme. They invited the chief guest - Dr. Noel Britto, Mr. Sanjay Sony - the guest of honour and other dignitories for the guard of honour. The chief guest took the honour to hoist the school flag which was followed by the school anthem. The students of std. X marched to take their positions in front of the dias. They were saluted in respect by the students of std. IX.
The samai was lighted by the dignitories and the shcool leaders. The four patron leaders garlanded their respective patrons. Mr. Varghese introduced the chief guest, the guest of honour and also welcomed the Manager and the parents of the senior cabinet. The valedictory Pledge was by the Torch Ceremony and the passing over the responsibilities to the deputy leaders.
The chief guest, the manager as well as the Principal delivered valuable and meaningful messages to the students of std. X. Sr. Ruth announced special awards especially for the students of std. X.
The second session of the programme was full of fun, frolic, games and refreshment. The programme ended by lowering the flag and presenting it to the Principal.
Peace Day (30th Jan. 2015) :
The Magdalene house takes the honour to celebrate 'Peace Day' . It is the day of spreading peace and tranquility by paying tribute to the noble soul. Gandhiji's death anniversary started with a special prayer service. Sundrama, our lady peon took the honour to garland his portrait. A skit on an incident in Gandhiji's life was enacted. A speech delivered by students depicted the life of Gandhi.
The programme wass followed by a 'Peace Rally' where students, teachers, sisters, PTA and school comittee members marched in silence praying for peace with candles in their hand.
The school stood in silence as the clock struck 11 for one minute as a tribute to the noble soul.
Republic Day (26th Jan. 2015) :
The 66th Republic Day began with a rally at 6.45 a.m. The students marched smartly in the rally with patriotic feelings shouting out slogans for the country. The rally reached the grounds of Canossa to get ready for the flag-hoisting. Mr. Varghese, presided over as the Chief guest - taking the honour to hoist the flag. This was followed by the Flag song and the pledge. A beautiful prayer service was conducted by std. VI C. The importance of the day was delivered in the speech by students. Two students highlighted the difference between Independence Day and Republic Day.
This was followed by patriotic dances which adorned the atmosphere with tricolour.
Mrs. Kranti, the house mistress invited the Chief Guest to deliver his message. Mr. Varghese narrated the importance of a democratic country and its constitution.
The programme ended by proposing the vote of thanks.
Social Service (9th Jan. 2015) :
Every year the social service students of std. VIII and std. IX take the opportunity to help the needy and the weak. Students along with a few teachers and Sr. Ruth visited the Home for the aged (Matoshri Ashram) on 9th Jan. 2015. The students interacted with the inmates, entertained them, presented gifts and snacks. The inmates were joyful in the midst of the children. A group of students and teachers along with Sr. Maria too visited the 'school for blind'. Students appreciated the handicraft work done by the visually aided children.
Sr. Ruth, along with a few teachers and students visited the Leprosy Centre on 13th Jan. A simple meal along with some gifts were provided for the Leprocy patients. The group interacted with the people and discussed their problems. They were very happy for the personal touch they received.
Scarf day - Scouts and Guides (9th Jan., 2015) :
It was the scarf day for the boys and girls of std. VIII & IX. Sir Anil, invited Sr. Mary, the Vice Principal as the chief Guest for the programme. She was accompanied by Sr. Carmelina and Mrs. Rashmi. Sr. Mary garlanded the portrait of Baden Powell and took the honour to hoist the Scout & Guide flag.
Sir Anil led the students for the Scout-Guide pledge. The scouts and guides recceived their scarfs from their respective teachers. This was followed by a short skit with a valuable message to the sccouts and guides. A few students highlighted the importance of the responsibilities of the scouts and guides. The short programme ended with a thank you note from Miss Sneha.
Christmas Celebration (23rd Dec., 2014) :
The mood of Christmas began much before the 25th of Dec. Carol singing during the assembly brought in the value of love, caring and sharing. The children were seen in colourul attire on 22nd Dec. as they celebrated their class party which they enjoyed sharing eatables and playiiinng games.
On the 23rd of Dec. the Magdalene House conducted the Christmas programme. Sir Anil invited the Canossian sisters to take their honourable seats. The programme began with a meaningful prayer service followed by the skit depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. The joy of the birth of infant Jesus wass seen in the angels dance, the shepherd dance, the three kings and the drummer boy. Students of all classes took part in the carol singing competition.
Children enjoyed the programme as 'Santa Claus' went dancing round on rhythm of 'Jingle Bells'. Sr. Natalia, the Manager narrated the story of 'Santa Claus' and wished everyone a Happy Christmas declaring the Christmas Holidays and reopening on 2nd Jan., 2015.
The Management arranged a Christmas party for the teaching and non-teaching staff of all three sections, it included exchange of gifts from the praying partner.
Parents' Day Programme (6th Dec., 2014) :
'Parents are like potter who mould their children.'
It was a high key day for us ass we were ccelebrating the most happening event of the year 'The Annual Parents Day...' This year the theme of the programme wass
'Family - together we have it all.'
Family - is a circle of strength.
Found on Faith
Joined in Love
Kept by God
The chiec ues of the programme was Dr. Sofiya Ansari from Nasik. She as well as the dignitories were given the guard of honour by the school cabinet. the compring of the programme was done by the students. The chief guest and dignitories were requested to light the samai which was followed by a beautiful prayer dance that made the atmosphere serene. The guest and the parents were welcomed with a Welcome Speech delivered by Aarti Agrawal of std. IX. Followed y a rousing Welcome Dance. Sir Neil, then gave a brief introduction of the chief guest. This was followed by skits (in Marathi and English) with an inspiring message, Goan Dance, Save girl child dance and Family theme dance. The parents were updated with the school activities on the Powerpoint displayed on a big screen.
Parents were thrilled to se their wards performing on the stage with confidence they boosted their children by appauding for their performance.
Mrs. Rashmi, The Supervisor then invited the Dr. Sofiya Ansari the chief guest and Sr. Natalia, the Manager to speak for the ocassion. She then then thanked them for their blissful and encouraging words for the Parents as well as the students.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Master Richie Jacob of std. X. The programme ended with the School Anthem.
Mrs. Sulabha's Retirement (2nd Dec, 14) :
'It is time for you to look back with pride and satisfaction on the years well lived. And look forward to all the things you're yet to enjoy.'
After 34 years of devoted and dedicated services of Mrs. Sulabha, it was time for us all to id a fond farewell. She along with the dignitories were given a guard of honour. She and her relatives were traditionally welcomed. Sir Neil then invited her and the dignitories to light the samai to invoke God's blessings. this was followed by a beautiful prayer service and prayer dance. Mrs. Sunita Garud and the school cabinet presented a floral appreciation. A few entertaining dances were performed like Koli dance and Medley dance. Teacherrs too performed a skit bringing out her talented qualities. The programme became lively wiht the sher-shayari of Mrs. Shenaz.
She was honoured and felicitated for her services by the Management. Sr. Natalia and Sr. Ruth thanked her immensely for her dedicated services. Mrs. Sulabha expressed her gratitude towards the Management and the school for honouring her. The programme ended with the school anthem.
Constitution Day (26th Nov. 14) :
26th Nov. is observed as 'Constitution Day'. Sir Suresh our senior History teacher explained the importance of the Constitution and how it plays an important role in the Preamble. He explained it was 26th Nov. 1949 when the constitution was formulated, later Dr. Ambedkar who was an expertise regarding constitutional matters implemented it on 26th Jan. 1950.
The students later took an oath for the same led by Mrs. Sunita Garud.
Swatch Bharat (26th Nov. 14) :
Today Dr. Vilas Relan spoke to the students and explained them about the importance of 'personal cleanliness and hygiene'.
Importance of Balanced Diet (15th Nov.) :
Mrs. Tanvir Kaderi, a dietician was invited to speak on 'Balanced diet' for the benefit of the children. She explained to the children on 'Health and Nutrition'. Later she invited queries from the students and cleared their doubts. The lecture was arranged as per the instructions of the Central Govt. Mrs. Rashmi, introduced and tanked for the same.
Children's Day (14th Nov.) :
14th November, the much awaited day. We teachers look forward to make it a memorable day for our children. The Nehru House members along with all the teachers and the PTA conducted the programme. Mrs. Asmita invited the school leader Richie Jacob to take the honour to garland the portrait of their beloved leader 'Chacha Nehru', the senior cabinet were invited to light the samai. The teachers conducted a short prayer service. Mrs. Rashmi, explained to the students the celebration will continue for a week as per the instructions of the Central Govt. She said the Govt. has focused on Cleanliness and Hygiene of the children. She led the children to take an oath for the same.
This was followed by the PTA conducting the Housie game for the whole school. They also celebrated the birthday of those children whose birthday is on the 14th by cutting the cake and giving them gifts. A group dance and a fancy dress competition too was arranged for the children. Teachers had put up a variety of games and foodstalls for the children. It was indeed a thrilling and a joyful day for all the children as they went home with smiling faces.
Diwali Celebration (18th Oct.) :
Diwali celebration was conducted by the Yellow House. As the students had just completed their Semester Exam it was a short programme.
A beautiful prayer service was conducted by class VIII D followed by highlighting the importance of the five days of Diwali.
Gandhi Jayanti Celebration (1st Oct.) :
Be the change you want to see in others. - Mahatma Gandhi
It was a dual celebration of the two national leaders of the country. Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri's birth anniversary was celebrated. Sir. Abhijeet, introduced the programme and invited the dignitaries to light the Samai. The portraits were garlanded by the Gandhi House mistress - Mrs. Kranti and Abedabai our lady peon.
A short prayer service was conducted and speeches were delivered by students highlighting the life of the leaders and their principles.
The short programme ended with Sr. Ruth's inspiring message to the students concluding with the national anthem.
Canossa Day (13th Sept.) :
Let us put our trust in the heart of Mother Mary. And we will find peace.- St. Magdalene of Canossa.
Students and teachers anxiously wait every year to wish their beloved sisters on their special day. The atmosphere in the school is a jovial one, full of enthusiasm. The sisters were given the guard of honour by the school cabinet. They were warmly welcomed by the teachers and students with a thundering applause.
Sir Ashwin and Miss Sneha introduced the programme and invited all the sisters - Sr. Natalia, Sr. Ruth, Sr. Cecilia, Sr. Mary, Sr. Carmelina, Sr. Alka, Sr. Maria, Sr. Sylvia and Mrs, Rashmi, the Supervisor. A beautiful and meaningful prayer service was conducted by the students of std. VIII B. this was followed by a prayer dance. The sisters were greeted with floral words by Mrs. Rashmi and Mrs Sunita Garud. A group of melody singers presented the Greeting song. The tiny tots of the Pre-Primary danced to the rhythm of the latest number. A group of boys and girls presented a Goan dance. A skit presenting different incidents were depicted expressing the sorrows of mothers. The noble works of the Canossian sisters all over the world were appreciated by all the students.
A group of boys played the Nasik Dhol especially for the sisters which was enjoyed by all.
Sr. Natalia, thanked all the students and teachers and gave an inspiring message. All the sisters joined in a beautiful song which was appreciated by everyone.
An entertainment dance followed which was a medley of western, regional and classical dances.
The programme ended with the school Anthem.
Teahcers' Day Celebration (5th Sept.) :
The teachers' day celebration has always been a grand event in Canossa. Teachers of all the three sections were welcomed by the students amidst a thundering applause. A beautiful prayer service was conducted followed by a prayer dance. Colourful and enthusiastic dances were enjoyed. A meaningful skit was enacted by the children. Richie Jacob, the school leader and his team played an important role in conducting the programme. The extreme efforts and guidance of all the sisters made the programme a real success.
This day was a dual celebration and treat joy for two senior teachers. Mrs. Rashmi, introduced the silver jubilarians Mrs. Shenaz and Miss Khudeja. The floral appreciation of gratitude was read by Mrs Bincy and Sir Neil. The two jubilarians were honoured and felicitated by Sr. Natalia, the Manager and Sr. Ruth, the Principal. This was followed by a 'Kawali' performed by our enthusiastic teachers in the honour of the two dedicated teachers.
Sr. Ruth, announced with great pride that Mrs. Sulbha Wagh would be felicitated by the Rotary Club of Dhule for her dedicated services in the school. Later in the afternoon, children were instructed to be present at 2.30 p.m. to view the live telecast of Narendra Modi - PM's speech in the school auditorium. This was followed as per the instruction from the Education Dept. the speech conducted at 5p.m. and the teachers and students dispersed.
Prana Vidaya Healing (25th Aug):
One of our ex-student Miss Vaishnavi Mundada demonstrated Pranavidya healing for students and teachers. She said this is an unique way of healing without touching the part of the body to be healed. It is a healing therapy using divine energy, to treat diseases and ailments using prana or energy. One can even treat our loved ones at home or elsewhere, if you do the proper course of two days.
The school thanked her for sparing her time and demonstrating the healing to get rid of health problems.
Dance Competition (19th Aug.) :
The dance competition was organised by the Tagore House for the students of std. IX and X. The theme for the competition was ‘Folk Dance’ and it was a House-wise competition.
Mrs. Aarti, introduced the programme and welcomed the judges. She also introduced the judges and thanked them for their graceful presence.
Each house gave a brief introduction of their dance and its importance. Children enjoyed the colourful costumes of the Puppet dance, the Adivasi dance, the Punjabi – Bhangada and the Gujarati – Garba dance.
The judges appreciated the performance of the dances especially their presentation and synchronisation. Sr. Natalia, the Manager congratulated all the participants and declared the results. Sr. Maria, proposed the Vote of thanks to all those involved in the success of the programme and especially the House Mistress – Mrs. Shabana.
India Salutes (15th Aug.) :
India Salutes our soldiers for their sacrifices and relentless efforts to safeguard our Nation.
The 67th Independence Day of the country was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The Tagore House took the honour to conduct the programme. Mrs Shenaz introduced the programme and invited the chief guest Mrs. Sulbha Wagh to hoist the flag. The national flag was hoisted at the rhythm of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ followed by the pledge and the flag song.
The programme began with a prayer service conducted by the students of std. IX B. A speech was delivered by three students. The students of K.G. class were dressed as patriots, national leaders and social workers. They came one by one and delivered their dialogues. A skit enacted by a group of students depicted the present condition of our motherland.
It was a day of a trio celebration. Children were anxious to wish their beloved Principal Sr. Ruth, on her birthday with greetings. It also marked the birthday of one of our lady peons Smt. Sundarama. A group of children sang the birthday song and expressed birthday wishes.
The programme was flamed with a colourful yet classical dance on the beats of patriotism. Mrs. Sulbha addressed the students with a beautiful message. Sr. Natalia inspired the students with her few words. Sr. Ruth, thanked the students, teachers, PTA members for their prayers on her special day and she wished a Happy Independence day to everyone present in the campus.
The programme concluded by proposing vote of thanks by Mrs. Aarti.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.
Medical Camp (8th August) :
The adage goes ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’.
A regular medical check-up will also help to keep the doctors away. Every year the school conducts a medical check up for the students of std. V and std. VIII. Dr. Vilas Relan, the Joint Secretary of the PTA took the initiative to arrange a medical team for the medical check up of the students. The doctors checked the height, weight, teeth, ears and eyesight of every child.
We are grateful to the medical team for sparing their precious time for our students.
Ramzan-Eid (28th July) :
The celebration of Eid was anticipated on 28th July. The Nehru House members organised a short programme highlighting the importance of the festival. A skit depicting how and why the festival is celebrated was enacted by a group of children.
Sr. Ruth, the Principal and all the sisters wished all the Muslim brethren ‘Eid Mubarak’ and thanked the teachers for a meaningful message.
Meditation Session for Sutdents (28th July 2014) :
The authorities of the MITRA conducted a two hours 'Vipashana' session for the students from std. V to std. X. The Sadhanas explained the importance of 'Anapana' which will help them in their memorisation as well concentration.
The students will regularly meditate for 10 min as the school begins and 10 min at the end of the school.
A Toast to Canossa :
Showers of blessings from Mother Mary. Sr. Ruth announced a 100% result of the S.S.C. batch 2013-2014. She congratulated the students of std. X for an outstanding result. She also appreciated the teachers for their contribution.
Students secured more than 90%
We Are Proud of Our Top Rankers :
1) Munot Saurabh Rajesh 96.20%
2) Patil Siddhi Abhay 96.00%
3) Kothawade Piyusha R. 96.00%
4) Upkare Rajas Parag 95.60%
Meditation Session for Staff (26th July 2014) :
It was 'Vipashana' session for the teachers for two hours which was conducted by the authorities of the MITRA. The teachers were explained about the importance of 'Anapana'. Teachers would later be conducting in the classroom daily for 10min after the school begins and before school leaves. This meditation will help the mind to be stronger and would also increase the concentrate power of students.
Choral Recitation (25th July 2014) :
Poetry is a musical thought. Poems develop our positive senses. It opens up new awareness. The school planed a choral recitation programme. For the students of std. V to std. VIII. The competition was a House-wise competition, conducted by the Nehru House. Mrs Bincy, introduced the competition and welcomed the judges. The rules of the competition were explained to the students and judges. The competition was divided into two groups - Junior and Senior group. The participants were judged on the criteria of Intonation, Clarity, Presentation, Pronunciation as well as synchronization. Each group did their Best. Mrs Varsha Patil one of the judges appreciated the performance of the participants in her speech. Mrs Geeta proposed the vote of thanks.
Sr. Ruth, the Principal announced the winners of the competition by congratulating all the participants. She thanked Mrs Asmita and her house members for successfully conducting the competition.
Hindi Elocution Competition (17th July '14):
The Hindi Elocution Competition was conducted for the students of std IX and std X. Mrs Sangeeta Sonawane introduced the programme and briefly detailed the judges and the students about the competition. Mrs. Kranti, introduced the judges on the panel. Students spoke confidently and it was a tough competition among the students.
The judges appreciated the way the participants presented their subject but at the same time they gave them instructions for improvement. The vote of thanks was proposed after which Sr. Mary congratulated all the participants and declared the results.
Guru Pournima (12th July '14) :
The scout and guide students of std IX celebrated 'Guru Pournima'. The programme started with a special prayer service for the teachers. The importance of a 'guru' was highlighted a student sang a beautiful song appreciating the guru and his goodness.
The students gifted a handmade card and a coconut to each teacher receiving love and blessing from them.
Annual General Meeting (5th July) :
The AGM was conducted on 5th July, Mrs. Sushma welcomed the dignitaries and the parents. The meeting began by invoking God's presence - the samai was lighted and Sr. Maria conducted a prayer service.
The welcome speech was delivered by Mr. Anil Khandelwal. This was followed by the felicitation of SSC toppers. Sr. Natalia congratulated all the students for their brilliant success. The Vice President of the PTA Mr. Madhur Nabriya gave a detailed account of the PTA activities of the year 2013-2014. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Mrs. Ashraf , the Secretary of the PTA body. The Audit staement of the PTA was presented by Mr. Dinesh Bhandari.
Sr. Natalia, the Manager and Sr. Ruth, the Principal addressed the parents giving them various instructions and expecting co-operation from the parents towards the school activities.
Suggestions from parents were invited. This was followed by the felicitation of the outgoing members by the esteemed hands of Sr. Natalia. Dr. Parag Upkare, a member of the executive body proposed the Vote of thanks. Mrs Sunita Garud explained the procedure of election and then the parents proceeded towards the school building for the Election procedure.
Installation Programme (4th July) :
Lead To A Vision.... was the theme of the prayer service conducted by the students of std. X A.
The dignitaries were smartly led and escorted by the cabinet leaders. Mrs. Latika intorduced and welcomed the Manager, Principal, Vice Principal and the invited parents of the Senior Cabinet. After lighting the samai, the House Mistress garlanded their respective patrons.
Richie Jacob, the school leader and his team received the badges and sashes from Sr. Natalia, Sr. Ruth and Sr. Mary. The discipline squad received the badges form the four House Mistress. The leaders took their oath and promised to do their duty well. Sr. Natalia and Sr. Ruth congratulated all the leaders and wished them All The Best. Mrs. Shenaz then proposed the vote of thanks. The programme ended with the School Anthem.
Time for Orientation (30 June - 1 July) :
We were honoured and glad to have Fr. Henry D'Souza to conduct orientation for students, parents and teachers.
Orientation for students of std. IX and std. X was conducted on 31st June in the morning. The same afternoon orientation was conducted for the parents of std. IX.
Orientation for teachers was conducted on the 1st July in the morning and for the parents of std. X in the afternoon. A guideline programme of std. X regarding examination, marking scheme, orals, projects, assignments and practical of the various subjects were given to the parents by Mrs. Rashmi and Mrs. Bincy.
The Supervisor thanked the Management on behalf of the staff for conducting an enriching talk on efficient teacher, life skills, communication skills and Management in the classroom. She also assured father it would be put into practise for the betterment of the students and school.
A New Begining (2014-15)
The school re-opened on 16th June for the academic year 2014-2015 with refreshed minds after a restful vacation. The year began with a beautiful prayer service conducted by the teachers.
Sr. Natalia the Manager, Sr. Ruth the Principal, Sr. Mary the Vice Principal were present for the beautiful prayer service. Mrs. Rashmi welcomed Sr. Alka, Mrs. Shaista and the students of std V. She also requested the class teachers to present themselves on the dais. The class teachers came with lighted lamps while a beautiful hymn was played in the background.
Sr. Natalia and Sr. Ruth warmly welcomed the teaching staff, the non-teaching staff as well as the students and prayed for the welfare of each one of them.