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Report On Investiture Ceremony, June 22, 2018:-

“Leaders are not born but are made by their experiences in life”. To inculcate the leadership qualities in students and to give them a feel of functioning of the administrative body, a school cabinet was formed at Aradhana School and the Investiture ceremony was held on 22 June, 2018 in the school campus.

The distinguished guests on the dais were Principal Sr. Siji, vice Principal Sr. Celine, Secretary Sr. Jiji, Treasurer, Sr. Shiny, ICSE academic coordinator Mrs. Vasudha, state academic coordinator Mrs. Prema, PUC coordinator Ms Sonali and kids world coordinator Mrs. Mrudula were also present on the occasion.

The event began with the prayer song by school choir. The lighting of the lamp inaugurated the event.

Sai Akshya of grade 9 welcomed the gathering.

Chaya S Shetty of grade 9 was selected as the Head Girl for the AY-2018-19.

Manjunath of grade 9 was selected as the Head boy for the AY-2018-19

The school council members were conferred upon with sashes and badges by Principal and Sisters. Our Principal Sr. Siji administered the Oath to the leaders.

Our Principal Sr. Siji in the address gave a motivational speech commenting on the privilege of the cabinet members and their first exposure to leadership. Also she addressed every member of the School cabinet to be exemplary to other students and serve them well. Sr. Siji supplemented towards students progressing forward by setting an example to others. Further she evoked the leaders by saying “you must be the change you wish to see in the world and Joy lies in the attempt, in the fight and in the suffering involved, not in victory itself.”

The Ex-head boy and the Ex-head girl shared their exciting moments on being elected for the prestigious posts in the previous academic year 2017-18.

Gavin from grade 9 proposed the Vote of thanks.

On the whole the programme went on well with the team effort of one and all.

The programme ended with the school anthem with great vigor and voice laced with pride and confidence.

Opening Day – Monday, June 4, 2018:-

The class X students and teachers had been preparing for the start of school opening day. The excitement in the campus was so positive. Finally it was on June 4, 2018 when our efforts were met with pure joy and excitement for our students.

Aradhana always begins a new academic session with new learning garden. We had amidst us Sr.Mini, Provincial; Sr.Siji, Principal; Sr.Celine, Vice Principal: Sr Jiji, Secretary; Sr Shiny, Treasurer, Sr. Lalitha and Rev.Fr. Joseph Francis who were the main guests for the day.

The ceremony started with a prayer song followed by lighting the lamp. Barira of grade X welcomed the gathering with her warm words.

Sr. Mini began with a few sweet words stressing upon holiness, joy and beauty. Sr. Mini welcomed new students and motivated them towards a fresh start. She also added to enjoy the presence of everything in the Campus. Sr.Mini further added expressing a good progress in the following year under the guidance and support of Sr.Siji. Finally Sr. Mini concluded “Let’s go hand in hand with the parents, management, students , teachers and this new academic year bring new life to you all.” Sr. Mini extends a warm welcome to new students and teachers.

The Academic Coordinator, Ms. Vasudha, highlighted the rules and regulations to be abided by the students. The teachers handling class X and PUC were appreciated for the best results in Board Exams.

Sr. Siji starts her words with great excitement towards students, parents and teachers and welcome them after the vacation. Sr.Siji emphasizes upon academic excellence, to support students to achieve academic excellence. Sr.Siji further stresses towards students working forward by setting an example to all of you. Finally Sr.Siji showers by uttering “May God bless us, students at beginning of academic year. Help them to grow and feel respected and loved. We seek our blessings. Help parents to boast confidence our children. May God bless you all.”

The graceful dance performed by the students of grade IX and X was excellent. The students took an oath and promised to abide by the guidelines of Aradhana.

Finally, “All good things come to an end”. Teachers sang the School Anthem followed by vote of thanks. Rev.Fr. Joseph Francis blessed the students. As students dispersed to their classroom, they were thrilled and ready to start another wonderful year ahead in Aradhana.

State Toppers :-

Digital Media Campaign - December 9, 2017:-

We are proud and very pleased to announce that our school “Aradhana Academy” has been ranked no.10 in India and No.2 in Karnataka and Bangalore. Category – India’s Top Ten State Board schools in a survey conducted by Education Today.co.

The Award is based on ten parameters such as Individual Attention, Infrastructure, Leadership Management Quality, Co-curricular activities, etc. It was based on Parents’ votes and perception based Team Analysis of Education Today.co.

The award was presented to our principal, Sr.Siji who was accompanied by Mrs.Muthumariamma, Academic Coordinator-State at the India’s School Merit Awards function held on December 9, 2017 at the Chancellory Pavillion, Bangalore.

We thank all the members of Aradhana Family, i.e. our staff, parents and students and all those who are associated with us.

CHILDREN’S DAY – NOVEMBER 14, 2017:-

The children’s day was celebrated with vigour and enthusiasm. The programme was conducted by the teachers, including the assembly. It was a true showcase of talent of the teachers. There were various colourful group and solo dances by teachers, a mime with a message to the students. The premises was colourful because the children were dressed in their best. Sweets were distributed in the classes and the enjoyment continued in the classrooms. Each teacher allowed the students to showcase their talent. It also proved that a child exists in everyone of us.

Post lunch, students from Classes V-X attended a seminar on Life Skills which was conducted by teachers. It was both enjoyable and a soul-searching session for the students.

It was a day which went down the memory lane for all the children.

Teachers day celebration - Sept.5,2017:-

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In India September 5, is celebrated as Teaches' Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. September 5, is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a Teacher.

When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate his "Birthday". In reply, Dr.Radhakrishnan said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers Day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers Day in India.

Teachers day at Aradhana was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. The celebration started with the invoking of gods blessings through prayer and prayer song. The day started with the assembly where students greeted the teachers with flowers and greeting cards.Handmade cards done by the children were given to all the teachers.Various dance and a skit performance was done by our children.Few teachers spoke on their experience of being a teacher and the values they have engraved in them from Aradhana.Our Principal Sr.Siji addressed the gathering and highlighted on the thought that "A Good teacher can inspire hope,ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning"

It was truly a proud day for the teachers to bask in the love and attention they received from their students!

A delicious lunch was arranged by our kind management, which everyone enjoyed to the fullest.

Independence Day Celebration August 15, 2017:-

Independence was celebrated with great enthusiasm and respect at Aradhana Academy,Arekere Mico Layout,Bengaluru. The ceremony started at 9 am.

The Chief Guest was Miss Neethu Thottamarial ,Assistant commissioner of Income Tax, Rev.Sr Siji-Principal and members of School Management Committee graced the occasion.

To Commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the Chief Guest unfurled the tricolor flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom.

On the occasion of Independence Day, students presented a melange of patriotic activities like Patriatic songs ,Dance and a skit on Swachh Bharath which created an atmosphere of national pride. Some students from Primary school were dressed as Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Rani Laxmi Bai, etc. Medicinal plants mela was arranged to inculcate the importance of medicinal plants.

Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to kindle love and respect for our country in our students and make it a better place to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.

- Jai Hind