Recognition Day - 13 Feb 2019:-
‘Recognition day is a culmination of all hard work’. An atmosphere of reminiscence prevailed in the school as the Recognition day was held on February 13th, 2019, to honor the students who have excelled in various fields and bagged medals and certificates from various competitions held outside and within the school premises for the Academic year 2018-19.
The meritorious students of Class X (ICSE and State & PUC of AY 2018-19) were recognized for their outstanding performances.
X-ICSE, STATE & II PUC-Farewell-2018-19 Batch:-
The auditorium of Aula Di Santa Maria echoed with blessings on the afternoon of 23rd January 2019 when Aradhana family came together to bid farewell to the outgoing 2018-19 batch of class X and II PUC students.
It was an afternoon of mixed emotions for all present at the school auditorium. The day was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends and teachers to reminisce joyous moments.
The Auditorium was festooned appropriately keeping in mind the theme ‘Reaching for the stars’ with shining stars.
Elegantly dressed, the outgoing students entered the school premises at 3.00 pm and they were well received by Class IX and I PUC students.
Monika of I PUC welcomed the gathering and it was followed by a Prayer Service and Oath taking.
The Outgoing Students recalled their happy memories in the school.
Later Provincial Superior Sr.Mini, Principal Sr. Siji and Guest of the Day Fr.Bitaju in their speech blessed the outgoing batch and extended their good wishes to them for a bright, successful and prosperous future.
That was followed by a captivating Ramp Walk by the students of Class X and II PUC and Prize Distribution Ceremony The programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Syed Saifi from Class IX-State.
Christmas Celebrations at Aradhana School on December 21, 2018:-
Christmas is a time to give and forgive. Celebrated everywhere as a joyous family affair, we too, at Aradhana School celebrated Christmas as a happy time for our children.
There were hangings, cut outs, Christmas decoratives, wreaths which were all handmade all over the Dias and backdrop. Two tall poster sizes Santa’s waving everyone, handmade, were instilled on both the pillars of the Dias.
All classrooms were ducked up with various Christmas decoratives from Stars, Christmas trees, wreath, bells, stockings decorated by respective class teachers and their children. A tall Christmas tree stood in the entrance of the reception with stars all over the campus lit up in grandeur.
On the day of celebration, the children came beautifully appointed in party gear for the Christmas party that followed. Our third standard teachers arranged a Tableau of Nativity of Jesus Christ in a splendid manner next to the Dias.
The program kicked off by our two beautiful anchors singing, “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year” followed by welcome speech by Akhil of VII-ICSE. Suchitra and Shruthi of X-State were the main compeer’s of the programme.
A Prayer dance beautifully shown in our traditional Bharatanatyam of the Lord’s glory, which was an awe performance to look on. The tiny tots of I and II standard displayed how much joy is filled in their hearts by a beautiful performance.
There was a Carol fusion by our young Choir singing, “Angels we have heard on high, O come all ye faithful, Joy to the world,” with pretty little angles trodding all over the Dias and when “O come, all ye faithful,” was sung, the angels showed their adoration near the nativity of Jesus Christ.
Our Principal, Reverend Sis. Siji delivered a beautiful message; the precious gift of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, the gifts God handed us with the birth of Jesus Christ to all present.
Ansa – of I-PU a solo performer, Mary did you know, sung beautifully, which was soothing to the ears and loved by all.
A new style of dance, Hip-Hop dance in tune with Christmas Jingle performed by III and IV standard students was an anticipated performance and indeed it was a delight to watch.
When Santa Comes along he brings a lot of gifts, but the real gift to humanity is the Values and Life skills which was portrayed through a skit by our V and VI Students which will always be remembered and everyone enjoyed as the skit was a fun to watch. The name of the skit is the “Christmas Gift” expressed in the name of noble human values of life.
The high school students both State and ICSE board performed awesome dance to the tune of Last Christmas and Feliz Navidad. Lastly, Santa too made a grand entry through the last performance by our PU students with four Santa’s running all over and giving away sweets to the children, literally children had a blast with this performance.
The vote of thanks was given by our student Sthuti of class-VII-ICSE. Everyone got drowned in the happy festive vibes.The celebration was carried on in their respective classes throughout the day.
A visit to an institution named “Christy Home”-on 14 /12/18- Friday:-
A visit to an orphanage is a life changing experience as it is filled with emotions and sentiments. The Aradhanites were lucky to get an opportunity to visit Christy home in Kolar. There were around 25 girls whose parents are affected with HIV. Students had mixed feelings after seeing those girls. They were well dressed after seeing the staff and students of Aradhana Academy. The contributions and the gifts collected from our School students were given to them. They entertained us by music and dance. The Christmas carols were sung and games were conducted for them. The Christy home campus was massive with big trees, grown with fruits and vegetables. They sheltered some animals like rabbits and birds. Finally we left the campus by evening. On the way back we had yummy lunch.
Big thanks to our beloved Principal Sister Siji for giving an opportunity to serve the girls of Christy Home and taking us to a wonderful place.
A visit to Snehasadan and Little flower Church - 19/12/18:-
Aradhanites visited little flower church and Snehasadan on 19/12/18 (Wednesday) to celebrate Christmas and charity amongst those children and sisters. Staff and students of Aradhana Academy celebrated this function by dancing. Aradhanites offered gifts to the children. The sense of happiness was felt on their faces. As a mark of Christmas celebration the street children also took part and gifts were also distributed to them. We thank and are grateful to our Principal Sr.Siji for arranging this kind of a visit. By evening we returned at 3:30.
An inspirational and Motivational talk - 20/12/18:-
By Mr. Deepak Shinde in regards to overcome the fear and pressure to face the Board exams approaching shortly.
For the Students of classes- VIII, IX, X and PUC.
As described by the Students:
On 20/12/18 there was a workshop held for the students of classes VIII, IX, X and PUC conducted by Resource person Mr.Deepak Shinde arranged by Education today in our School auditorium.
The resource person emphasized on unique features and points wise like:
- Memory: It is the most powerful skill which can easily be improved and helps each one of them a lot during exams.
- VAK: Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic, this means that we a student is able to visualise, hear and practically understand, it will be helpful in their studies.
- The session focused on one unique skill mastering it and making wonders in life.
- Memory, skills were taught to the students, such as “Breakfast is must in the morning” to keep the memory active.
- To remember and utilise the memory power that is needed to focus on the targets to be achieved with proper intention.
- Always sit and study in the same posture in which we write the exam.
- Never study similar subjects at a time.
- Goodness doesn’t change our performance and result.
- At the end of the session the resource person conveyed a very useful message and stated that “THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARDWORK, WORK HARD AND THE RESULTS WILL TALK”
- The session was overall very lively, humorous, interesting, enjoyable, and inspirational and gave the confidence to focus on upcoming board exams.
The students are very thankful to beloved Principal Sr.Siji for arranging such a useful and important session.
Children’s Day (14 Th November, 2018):-
The much awaited Day for our dear children
The assembly was conducted by the teachers. Mrs. Veena Vaz was the emcee for the day. Secondary teachers [I C S E Board] led the children in prayer and prayer song, followed by an introduction about children’s day by Mrs. Selvi Satish. Then there was a fashion show by the teachers of state board with national integration as the theme and rocking dance performance by primary teachers. Our principal Sr. Siji spoke a few lines of wisdom to our children. Finally the programme ended with Chandrakirthi Sir entertaining the children dressed a clown and dancing to the song “BUM BUM Bole”. The children were very excited and requested one more dance performance by Sister and teachers. The program concluded with of thanks by Mrs. Sandra D Souza.
|Flow of the program||Incharge Teachers|
|1. Emcee||Mrs. Veena Vaz|
|2. Prayer and Prayer Song||Secondary teachers|
|3. Introduction||Mrs. Selvi Satish|
|4. Fashion Show||State Board teachers|
|5. Song||Secondary teachers|
|6. Dance||Primary teachers|
|7. Bum Bum Bole||Chandra kirthi Sir|
|8. Vote of thanks||Mrs. Sandra D Souza|
|9. In charge teachers||[Mrs Shruthi, Mrs Teresa, Mrs Nayana, Mrs. Veena vinay]|