High School Activity
International Literacy Day
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies. This year's theme for World Literacy Day is “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. The theme of ILD 2021 is set to create more awareness among the people regarding digital literacy. The students of St Theresa’s school celebrated the event by tutoring an individual who wasn’t fortunate enough to get schooling privileges in their locality between 4th September to 9th September. The selected person was tutored for half an hour every day by the student. They kept going with the spirit of the quote ‘ Every single drop counts ‘. The photos were clicked of the teaching-learning process and the written work of the person on the last day was shared. Prizes were awarded for the best work to motivate the students to continue this outreach program in the coming years too. Through this activity, the students learned that only by educating society can we hope to make the world a better place for everyone. The very proud smiles on every student’s face on the last day of this activity were proof of the success of this activity.
Teachers day celebration
The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise. Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.” – Dr. A.P.J. Kalam. On the occasion of Teachers' day, an exclusive webinar was organized by the Management for the teachers of St. Theresa’s School on the 4th September 2021. The Webinar began with a prayer session led by Mrs. Maria and Sr. Shanthi. Sr. Lourdes, the Principal welcomed the resource person and the gathering. The resource person Sr Lillis, The Assistant Superior General of the Bethany Congregation, and the Vice President of the Bethany Educational Society addressed the teachers. In her session, she stressed inculcating the core values of Bethany Educational Society and the ideals of Father Founder RFC Mascarenhas, a great visionary. She also advised the teachers to enhance learning capacity, practical knowledge, and learning experience. She thanked the teachers for their contribution towards educating the young hearts. It was a great opportunity for the teachers of St. Theresa’s School to rejuvenate themselves through this webinar. Mrs. Jasmine proposed the vote of thanks. An enthralling program was put up by the students under the leadership of the Head girl Ananya Shetty and the Head boy Nikhil Thomas. Students showcased their love and respect towards their teachers. Sr Lourdes, the Principal in her address thanked the teachers for sowing the seed of wisdom and knowledge in the hearts of the students. She appreciated the work of the teachers in delivering their selfless service during this pandemic. She applauded for her patience, understanding, courage, and commitment in educating young minds. She thanked the student representatives and all the students for organizing a wonderful virtual program.
Indoor games competition
Indoor games competition was held for the students of classes VIII -X on 30th of October 2021. Participants of chess, carom and table tennis congregated in the Indoor Stadium and were divided into Senior and Junior groups. The rest of the students applauded the competitors. Students participated enthusiastically, and the battles became increasingly difficult as time went on. It was an opportunity for the children to demonstrate their real spirit of cooperation, teamwork, and unity. The winners were appreciated by the Principal, staff, and the students.
ಸಂತ ತೆರೇಸಾ ಶಾಲೆ – ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಸಂಭ್ರಮ
National yoga day
St Theresa’s School in observance of Yoga Day conducted the "Yoga Sapthaha" from 14th to 21st June 2021. Yoga embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action, it is a holistic approach to healthand well-being. Through Yoga, we discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, nature, and the world.
Club inauguration and meet
Overall inauguration of all the Clubs was done via a short video which was published on Youtube. The teachers in charge of the Clubs held zoom meetings with the club members and activities were conducted. The report of each club is maintained by the teachers in charge of the club. Here is the Youtube link to watch the video:- https://youtu.be/gzk0iUl9GAY
Poster and Collage making competition
The activities of Poster and Collage making was held for the students of class 6,7 and 8-10 respectively. Students were given time to prepare for the competitions. A good number of students participated. It was overwhelming to watch the creativity and emotions being poured on the chart paper. It showed that the present generation is apprehensive about the deterioration of the Ecosystem. Judges (Collage making ) - Sr Shanthi and Mr Sudheer Balepuni
Result of Collage making
I - Delvin John 8B I - Asmitha Shetty 9A
II - Mariam Khathija 8B. II - Dane Dsilva 9B
Shikha Bhandary 8A. Emmanuel Babu 9B
III - Sarah D'Souza 8A. III - Aryan Bindal 9 C
Nikhilesh R K 8C
I - Nazim Nazir 10B
Reuban Furtado 10A
II - Raychel Rose 10B
Pratham Nayak 10B
III - Anita D'Souza 10A
Himani Mangala 10 C
National Reading Day
The National Reading Day is celebrated on 19th June in honour of late P N Panicker, the father of India's Library Movement. To mark this day St. Theresa's School conducted an online reading activity for students. The students were given a short paragraph with many spelling errors in it. They were asked to read the paragraph and write the correct spelling of misspelt words. Students participated with great enthusiasm. Thus, there were encouraged to cultivate reading habits as well as develop vocabulary.
Science Model making competition
A Science Model making competition was organised on November 23rd, 2019 for class VII students. The objective of this competition was to inculcate a scientific attitude and research mindness so that students develop the qualities of analytical and critical thinking. The students have presented various innovative still models as well as working models like eco-friendly house, smart house with solar panel system and wind mill, hydraulic bridge, earthquake detector, volcano, power generator, lung model, water dispense, miniature pinhole camera, Mars rover model etc. Creativity, scientific thought, clarity, presentation and team work were some of the parameters to judge the group. The entire group competed with great zeal and enthusiasm to excel and achieve success.
Best Out of Waste Competition
Best out of Waste Competition was held on November 23rd, 2019 for Class VI students in our school. Getting the best out of waste is the most important way to inculcate the values and to contribute to the environment. The judging was done based on the material used, creativity and presentation. It was a tough competition with lots of innovative ideas and creativity.
Career Guidance Program for Grade 10
A Career Guidance session for the students of Class 10 along with their parents was held on 21st November in the school auditorium. Dr Norbert Lobo. Assistant Professor and Head of the department of Economics at St Aloysius College, Mangaluru was the resource person. Dr Norbert enlightened the gathering about the wide range of career choices. It was a fruitful session where the audience was primarily enlightened about the importance of recognising their interests and were guided towards setting a goal and remaining committed towards it. Students interacted enthusiastically and clarified their queries about their future studies.
Patron’s Day Celebration
The feast of our Patroness St. Therese was celebrated on 30th September, 2019. A special assembly was conducted by the students of Class VI. The celebration began with a prayer service followed by a skit on the life of St. Therese depicting her values. Chief Guest Sr. Severine and Principal Sr. Philomene conveyed their message stressing on the importance of values of St. Therese has imparted to us. The celebration concluded with the school anthem.
FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATION
The 98th Foundation day of the Congregation of the sisters of Little Flower of Bethany was celebrated in St. Theresa’s School on 15th July, 2019. It was celebrated in honour of our Father Founder Msgr. R.F.C Mascarenhas, by the students of class VII. Dr. Rohan Gatty was the Chief Guest and Sr. Leena D’costa the Co-ordinator of Sahodaya Seva Kendra was the Guest of Honour. The celebration began with prayer service followed by welcome speech and dance, skit on Father Founder and felicitation of Bethany sisters of our school. Chief guest Dr. Rohan Gatty and Sr. Leena D’Costa, conveyed their message to us and words of appreciation towards the school. Mrs. Carol Machado our school teacher briefed us about the significance of the Foundation Day. On behalf of Class VII Pradyun Kumar expressed his words of gratitude. The celebration concluded with the school anthem.
Seminar On Communication Skills
Vikram Sridhar, a professional trainer of communication skills addressed the students of class VIII on 12th June 2019. He was cordially welcomed with a sapling. The speaker asked the students to introduce themselves in a pleasant manner with a smile, as smile is a universal welcome. The resource person narrated the story ‘Chimpu the monkey’ so lively with song and action. The students enjoyed the narration and volunteered to be a part of the narration when invited by the narrator. The hall was filled with peals of laughter as the speaker created lot of interest in students and made them participate in the seminar whole heartedly. Communication is not about only words but how we connect ourselves with the others by lending a listening ear and showing interest in what through our way of communicating. Through or effective communication let us make the world a better place.
Inter house Quiz competition based on the themes ‘Msgr. Raymond F C Mascarenhas’ and ‘Bethany Educational Society’ was conducted on 13th July 2019 for classes VI – VIII and IX-X in main auditorium and mini hall respectively. The students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm adding more to the knowledge about the Father Founder.
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR STD.X STUDENTS
Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK) organized a personality development programme for the students of Class X on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Theresa’s School. The programme was conducted by Mrs. Naina Fernandes, the President of CASK, Dr. Derik Lobo and Mrs. Patsy Lobo. Mrs. Naina Fernandes introduced Mrs. Patsy Lobo and Mr. Derik Lobo to the students. Mrs. Patsy Lobo gave a worksheet to the students to enumerate all the positive qualities that they possess. The speaker of the programme Mr. Derik Lobo stressed that all streams of studies are equal. It is very important to choose the right stream of study to be happy and content in life. Dr. Derik stressed upon the three things required in today’s youth in the job market based on the survey conducted by Brenda Green. First their strengths and achievements should be outlined. Secondly the experience that they possess because experience trumps education and third to concentrate on grammatical errors and spellings. The youth also should possess basic computer skills. Individual files were given to the students. The session concluded with the vote of thanks.
“Let’s do something drastic and cut the plastic”
Plastic collection drive was organized from 01.07.2019 to 06.07.2019 as the part of peace education. Students were given awareness about the effects of plastic waste. Under this drive students were asked to bring waste plastic or unused plastic bottle from their home. The main motive was to spread awareness about the proper disposal of plastic waste so that it can be recycled and create a peaceful environment. Students showed great interest and support to this drive.