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BLOOMS FAMILY DAY 2022 - 23
Children of Blooms, Kindergarten celebrated their Family day, Ekta – Celebrating Togetherness on the evening of 25 th February 2023, in the CBSE quadrangle. Ekta- coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success. With this aim in mind we display students’ talents as well as recognize the exemplary achievements of parents who have inspired us through their diligent work. The students presented captivating and energetic performances. The highlights of the evening included performances by parents as well as grandparents. Their enthusiasm was contagious and had the audience on their feet. Games were also organized for the grandparents. It was actually fun watching them while playing the games. The beautiful evening came to an end with the breath taking performance by the teachers of Blooms.
This joyful event was graced by the presence of Rev. Dr. Fr. Babu Paul (Director, Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies), as our chief guest. Rev. Fr. Augustine, Rev. Fr.Shaju, and Rev. Fr. Joice, Principal, Christ Academy were the dignitaries of the day. Overall it was a wonderful family day.
THANKSGIVING CEREMONY OF GRADE 10 BATCH 2022-23
The much awaited Thanksgiving ceremony of ICSE and CBSE grade 10 students took place on 17 th February at the CBSE quadrangle. The programme started with the blessing of 262 students by our beloved Principal Rev. Father Joice. The two academic coordinators Dr. Nilanjana Basu and Dr. Sebastian P.G. handed over the class photos to the students. The blessing was accompanied by the prayer song sung by the teachers of the Department of Music. After the lighting of the lamp the teachers read the introductory prayer and holy Scriptures. Dr. Sebastian P.G. formally welcomed the gathering. The Intercessory Prayers were read by the Class teachers of Grade 10. Father Joice also addressed the gathering and inspired the students by his words of wisdom. He stressed on the fact that there is no substitute for hard work and also anticipated a brilliant result from the students. He also thanked the Academic coordinators and the teachers for their relentless hard work. Amrutha Hallemane of grade 10F offered a heartfelt thanking speech on behalf of the students. The programme was concluded by the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Nilanjana Basu.
CLOTH BAG IN THE CAMPUS INITIATIVE
Go Eco-friendly, Use Cloth Bag….
As a part of Christ Academy Green School initiative, the school made cloth bags and it was handed over to security personnel. The Nature Club students demonstrated skit to show the adverse effects of plastic on Mother Earth and children shouted slogans on the importance ofcloth bag and keeping our environment clean. The program was honoured by our administrator, Rev. Fr. Viju and Security in charge and security personnel, the bags were handed over to father who in turn gave to our security personnel at the entrance Any person entering the campus should carry eco-friendly bags if not they will be stopped by our security personnel and their bag will be replaced by the cloth bag.
This is our one step to save our earth.
REPORT ON REV. FR. JOICE BIRTHDAY
Inara or the Pinero, as many as these adjectives wouldn’t suffice to describe the maker and the founder of this institution Rev. Fr. Joice. His birthday on 9 th of February is a much awaited and looked forward to event by the entire lot in the campus. It is a day taken as an opportunity by the students and the staff of the ICSE and CBSE to show their gratitude and love to this great persona.
The programs were meticulously planned and executed where kindergartners to grade 10 students participated and undoubtedly made it a day not only for Fr. Joice but also themselves enjoying the events thoroughly. Fr. Joice, overwhelmed by the efforts of everyone was deeply touched and in return blessed and thanked everyone.
Preservation of nature is the utmost aim of each and every individual. A pollution free environment is essential for all living beings. The advancement of science and technology have drawn our young generation away from the Nature to more and more of technology. Green school at Christ Academy was formed to sensitize, motivate and educate students about environment and its conservation, while being a part of it. The Vanavidyalaya at Christ Academy, the brain child of the CMI fathers, gives an immense opportunity to the young minds to remain connected with their roots. Towards this the Nature Club atChrist academy both the ICSE School conducted a one-day workshop for students of various ICSE schools on 25/11/2022.The following schools participated in the workshop
KANNADA PRATHIBHA PARIKSHE ICSE_JAN_2023
Students from Christ Academy had participated in Sirigannada Prathibha Parikshe at Taramandala, Kanaka Nagara in Chitradurga. The exam was conducted by
‘Sirigannada Bhalaga’ in the month of November.
112 children from ICSE were participated in the exam. 4 students were winners in state level and 6 students were winners in district level. Based on the students’
performance the Christ Academy School has been awarded as the Best School in the state level.
State Level Rank Holders from ICSE
District Level Rank Holders from ICSE
INAUGURATION OF LIFE SKILLS
Values always support the development of the child as a reflective learner within a calm,happy and purposeful environment. The Christ Academy School both ISCE and CBSE take great pride in announcing the inauguration of the Life Skill for the month of December. The Inauguration was held on 30 th November at CBSE Campus and on 1 st December, 2022 at ICSE School Campus. The four Life Skills were taken to practice every day in life. Such as ‘My smile my fashion’, ‘Think Win Win’, ‘Put First Thing first’, and ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’. On this auspicious occasion, the Coordinator Dr. Sebastian, briefed about the importance of Life skill and followed by the Advisors briefed about each life skills and its importance to the children. Rev. Dr. Fr. Davis Panakkal, the provincial of CMI DevamathaProvince inaugurated the Like Skill by unveiling the theme of the Life Skill ‘Revival’. He appreciated about the thought and teaching kids good values and responsibility help them to think from others' perspective and help others during this Christmas month. By his interaction with the children he stated that these life skills might also help them to know their purpose in life and what good things they need to do for others in society. Moreover, moral values help the young minds to be more selfless and put the needs of others before themselves.
Rev. Fr. Joice the Principal of the school, and community fathers were too present for the inauguration.
KANNADA RAJYOTSAVA 2022
Every year the Christ Academy group of Institution celebrates Kannada Rajyotsava with a lot of pomp and lustre. This year it was celebrated on the 25th November, 2022 in a grandiose way especially after a gap of two years. The programme was designed and executed by the department of Kannada. The celebration started with a warm welcome to the dignitaries of the day namely, Rev. Father Joice, Principal of Christ Academy, Academic Coordinators Dr. Nilanjana Basu, Dr. Sebastian, Mr. Martin, Sr. Nancy the Advisor of the Department of Kannada followed by the Lighting of the Lamp.
The students of CBSE offered their prayers with a graceful and devotion filled dance. Theaudience learnt about the rich cultural heritage of our beloved state Karnataka and her renowned sons Navadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar and Sir. M Vishveshwarayya. The story of the origin of the holy Kaveri River was delivered through a captivating skit. The audience was enthralled by the dance which celebrated the achievements and hard work of the people living in the ancient cities of Karnataka. The programme ended with a marvellous fashion show on the rich tradition and heritage of Karnataka. Rev. Fr Joice the principalof the school also stressed on the fact and mentioned that the state has warmly welcomed the people of different culture, language and states; and made this state as their home. He also stated that we need to respect the culture, the language and the people of Karnataka. The amazing facts about Karnataka added to the knowledge of the audience through the songs. The children were able to spread the fragrance of Kannada language with their spectacular dance performance which left the audience spellbound. The ceremony ended with the Kannada Anthem.
BLOSSOMS FAMILY DAY REPORT 2022-2023
The colorful and a mesmerizing Family Day show was put up by the Kindergarten, Blossoms Section on 3 rd December, 2022 at CBSE quadrangle. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Fr. Babu Paul,Manager of Christ Academy Educational Institution & Director, Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies along with him the other eminent guests were Rev. Fr. Joice, Principal, Christ Academy& Academic Coordinators of ICSE & CBSE. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp followed by the Welcome dance by the teachers of Blossoms & the prayer dance by the lil’ ones of Blossoms.As the theme of the program was Phoenix …….Rise from the Ashes, it clearly mentions that having gone through the challenging times during last two years children were back with a bang to celebrate and enjoy their family day. All the children of Blossoms performed on the foot tapping music and made the event vibrant.The costumes were bright and colorful. Children as MCs made the event more attractive with beautiful narration of their dialogues. Parent Achievers were felicitated by Rev. Fr. Joice for their achievement. Performance of the parents and the grandparents were praiseworthy and they were appreciated for it. The chief guest along with the Principal addressed the parents on this special event. Overall the celebration was a memorable one.
CLIMATE CHANGE COMBAT CAMPAIGN
There are many causes of Climate Change and there are many effects. However, there are also many things that we can do to adapt to Climate Change and prevent further rises in temperature. Having this thought in mind Christ Academy Institution had organized aworkshop titled ‘Climate Change Combat Campaign’ at 11:00am on the 13th December, 2022 in the Degree College Chavara Auditorium. The Speaker Mr.Harshavardha IRS, the Commissioner of Customs and GST along with Mr. Shiju Daniel
Thomas, the Peace Ambassador UN Delegation gave an orientation to the children. 400 children were participated in the program and benefited the session. They were oriented mainly on how the plastic could be reduced in usage, reused, and recycled. The speaker also stated that in the short- to medium-term, the health impacts of climate change will be determined mainly by the vulnerability of populations, their resilience to the current rate of climate change and the extent and pace of adaptation. In the longer-term, the effects will increasingly depend on the extent to which transformational action is taken now to reduce emissions and avoid the breaching of dangerous temperature thresholds and potential irreversible tipping points. Therefore, everyone should be involved to safeguard the environment for the future generation.
REPORT ON BIRTHDAYCELEBRATIONS AND CHRISTMAS
A b’day celebration of the teachers was held at Christ Academy on 17 th December, 2022.The entire gamut of teaching fraternity came together to celebrate both the special day of teachers and the Christmas. The theme for the celebration was ‘I am the vine and you are the branches’. The teachers who had celebrated b’day in the month of November and December were wished and blessed by Rev. Fr. Joice. He also shared the words of wisdom on the theme to warm up the day. B’day gifts for the teachers were given awayby the celebration committee.
After a sumptuous meal in the afternoon, the stage chimed with the carols by various teams comprising the teaching faculty. Judges of the competition had to deliberate for
long to give out the results. The day’s events reached the crescendo as results were announced and the gifts exchanged hands from the Santa to their friends and the other way around. The feel of Christmas was everywhere.
GRADE 2 FAMILYDAY REPORT 2022-2023
Family day is one of the most awaited programs of Christ Academy. This event showcasesthe talents of the tiny tots of the institution. The ever-enthusiastic Grade 2 Family Day “Phantasia” (Together forever) was held on 17 th December, 2022.
The event commenced at 10:30 am and it was held at the CBSE Quadrangle. The chief guest for the day was Rev Dr. Fr. Babu Paul, the Manager of Christ Academy group of institutions, Rev. Dr. Fr. Joice, the Principal of Christ Academy, Rev. Fr. Arun, the Vice Principal of Christ Academy, Academic coordinators Dr. Sebastian P.G and Dr. Nilanjana Basu were the dignitaries of the day.The event was celebrated with much pomp and show. It had colourful costumes, varied accessories, rocking music and stupendous back drop. The added attractions of the show were the energetic performances of the parents followed by fun filled games. Thesemade Phantasia even more fantastic.The program ended on the high note like the Fifa World Cup with the Grand Finale at 12:30 pm as “We are the Dreamer”.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - 2022
Christ Academy ICSE and CBSE schools celebrated Christmas with fervor on 22 nd December. Students of grade 5D participated in a magnificent assembly which was followed by the festivities. Grade 7 students enthralled the audience with a lovely song that embodied the spirit of Christmas. A life- skills presentation was also carried outfollowed by the inauguration of the annual day theme. Students of grade 8 performed a skit based on the Nativity of Christ. It was followed by the harmonious sounds of the school choir. The Christmas program concluded with a heart-warming message of love, joy and sharing rendered by the principal, Rev. Fr. Joice.
SPORTS DAY-PUC_ 23 rd DECEMBER, 2022
On the 23 rd of December, CAJC celebrated the spirit of sportsmanship by holding the AnnualSports Meet, 2022. The student-community was divided into 8 groups with different colours assigned to each.Shri M Karibasappa- Body Builder of international repute and Eklavya awardee -was the Chief Guest of the Day.The day began with the hoisting of the CAJC Sports flag by the Chief Guest and the members of the management, followed by a March past where the colourful contingents vied with each other in presentation and coordination. The students participated and won awards in all the athletic events. Tug-o-war was a new entry into the usual event-list. For the teachers, there was Shot put. In the final tally of points, the Group Grey was declared the Over-all champions.The day provided much cheer and was the perfect start for the Winter Break.
CHRISTMAS at CAJC_PUC_DEC 2022
For the CAJC family, this time of the year is synonymous with the spirit of the season- a time of Peace and Harmony, warm with the joy of giving. Students rang in the cheer of Christmas with special assemblies, which began on the very first day of December. Every class had a threefold competition to take part in. There was, Special Assembly, Decoration of the Assembly Area, and Class Decoration. The response was overwhelming and it became a celebration of the ingenuity and creativity of our students. From the beginning of the month, the Christmas tree placed in the reception area started adding on decorations, as did the other parts of the building. The staff too joined in the celebration with great enthusiasm. Nothing dampens the joie de vivre of CAJC and on behalfof everyone here, we wish you a Happy New Year!!!
KINDERGARTEN SPORTS DAY_JAN_2023
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy “, an apt quote to instill a spark of excitement among the tiny tots of Kindergarten.
Sports day is the most awaited day by the tiny tots of kindergarten. Sports day was held on 06 th January,2023. It was a day filled with excitement as children came to theground dressed in sports gear. For our tiny tots, sports day is all about having fun, being physically active, imbibing team spirit andbuilding motor skills. After the sports meet was declared open, the teachers of the Kindergarten kickstarted the sporting activities by participating in the beads race. Various games and races were organized for the budding sports
stars of Buds, Blooms and Blossoms in which they participated with enthusiasm.
Christ Academy hosted KISA UTSAV-2022 competitions such as Creative Writing, Debate,
Declamation, Painting and Quiz. The prelims of Debate and Declamation were held on July 11th and July 15th respectively for sub-juniors, junior and seniors. The best participants of the events were selected for the finals. In the senior category there were 23 schools that participated in Creative Writing, 21 schools in Debate, 22 schools in Declamation, 24 schools in Painting and 21 teams in Quiz competition. Under the Junior category 12 schools participated in Debate, 13 in Declamation, 123 in Creative Writing, 129 in Painting and 113 in Quiz. Under the Sub-Junior category 12 schools participated in Debate, 13 in Declamation, 125 in Creative Writing, 126 in Painting and 115 in Quiz. Thus, we had 137 schools' participation overall in KISA UTSAV-2022. Christ Academy expresses its heartfelt gratitude to the KISA office bearers and the executive committee members for their guidance, support, and cooperation for the smooth conduct of the competitions.
ENVIRONMENTAL DAY CELEBRATION 2022
Both needs one motive and an outcry rather a resolute to make this world a better place to live. This was explained and experienced in a simple yet impacting way at Christ Academy on 4th june ,2022 ,for grade 8,9 and 10 and on 30th june for 1 to seven grades .The initiative named UNA TERRA left no stone unturned to make everyone aware what is the dire need and responsibility towards the mother earth to sustain her.
The guests of honour, Dr.T.V Ramachandra , Co Ordinator , Energy & Wetlands Reaseach , Indian Institute of Science Bangalore raised the bar of the event through his extra ordinary shairing.
Ms Lalithamba B .V, an environmentalist shared her views and emphasized on leading zero waste life.
The program was unveiled with lighting of the lamp,invoking the Almigtyand the flow of events began.The social awareness session by team FATE on food recycling was an eyeopener to the audience.
The intention to create consciousness was a success as the program was layered with exhibition of 170 eco-friendly science projects and quiz on environment which were viewed and judged and appreciated .The students also involved in varios activities based on the theme’Only One Earth’ and took a pledge to take smaller steps to reduce,reuse and recycle.
The highlight was the inauguration of Vana Vidyalaya,a farm for the students to carry forward eco-friendly farming.
After a break of two years , Christ Academy Courtyards were rippling with talents on August 5 and 6, 2022 as the institute, CBSE and ICSE together -celebrated the cultural fest Tarang 1.0.
The programme was inaugurated in the presence of Rev.Dr Fr. Davis Pannekal, CMI, the esteemed provincial of the Deva Matha province. The guest of honour of the day was Ms. Tejaswini Balaji, an acclaimed dancer, who enthralled the audience with her mesmerising dance performance and enriched the students with an inspirational speech.
Students from grade 1 to 10 participated in various events like fancy dress ,solo dance ,solo song ,mono act , Mime ,stand-up comedy, Group dance, group Song, street play and music composition. There were programmes put up by teachers ,advisors and academic coordinators as well to add to the flavour of the event.
Students and teachers enjoyed both the days in fun and frolic and at the end the purple house was declared the winner of the cultural fest 2022., followed by the blue house and the orange house as the two runners up.
The hard work of the cultural committee was appreciated by the principal Rev. Dr Fr. Joice.
Cultural committee 2022
Art Fair 2022
Every year the most awaited event on Children's Day is the ‘Art Day Celebration’.
Art Day was celebrated on Monday, 14 November 2022. This year it was named as 'Art Fair 2022' with the tagline “Here everyone is an Artist...”
On this occasion, students were permitted to wear coloured clothes of their choice and various art competitions were conducted for all grades from 1 to 10.
The excitement and participation of students was tremendous. The inauguration of the Art Fair 2022 was in the hands of our beloved Principal Rev. Fr. Joice. He unveiled its colourful peacock Logo at 10.am after which all the solo events commenced smoothly.
Competitions for grade 1 to 4 were conducted in their respective classes. The students of grade 1 and 2 enthusiastically participated in Landscape colouring, drawing & coloring and collage events. For grades 3 & 4, along with art, many craft events like Origami, Eye Mask making were added. Primary grade students had a fun time all day by doing art & craft activities and exploring their creativity.
Art competitions were conducted for Middle and High school students too, where they could participate in group and solo events of their choice.
Grades 5 to 8 had 7 solo events namely Drawing and Colouring, Pencil Shading, Pot Painting, Glass Painting, Fabric Painting, Clay Modelling and Watercolour Painting. This was followed by 5 group events such as Rangoli, Mehendi, Collage, Model Making, and Face Painting.
Similarly, for Grades 9 & 10 the 3 solo events such as Painting, Pencil shading and Doodle Art and the 2 group events such as Face Painting and Hand Painting were conducted.
All the events were spread out all through the day in different venues to allow student participation in more than two events & have fun and frolic with colours.
Children were naturally creative and full of imagination. The opportunity, freedom, Material and space were given to them to let their creativity blossom to its full potential to showcase their talents on the Art Day. The impressive artworks had been created by students and validated the same.
CHAVARA CUP 2022
INTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL
The 1st Edition of CHAVARA CUP – Inter-School Basketball Tournament was organized by the Christ Academy Sports Department. The tournament was held on 16th November, 2022 to promote healthy life style among the students and aiming to build wholesome development.
The tournament was graced by the Chief Guest, Ms.Kruthika Lakshman (International Basketball Player and Ekalavya Awardee). Rev.Fr. Viju, Rev. Fr. Joice and Academic coordinators were accompanied the guest to hoist the event. The energetic school band team welcomed the Chief guest and other dignitaries to the dais, followed by prayer song sang by school Choir group which was led by the Music department and the program continued by hoisting the school flag by the Chief Guest.
The chief guest said in her speech that all the players were not built up in short time to become the best and top players but they have had hard work to reach and become the best players. She also stated that students must be disciplined and consistency to become the key to success.
Christ Academy Chavara Cup – Inter School Basketball tournament was organised for under-12 and under-14 boys’ categories on a knockout basis. 19 teams from various schools (10 teams from under-14 category and 9 teams from under-12 category) had participated in the tournament. Teams that could reach the final matches were Sri Kumaran Children’s Home CBSE and The Cambridge International School from under 12 category and Christ Academy and Jyothy KendriyaVidyalaya from under-14 category.
From under-12 category, the winner’s trophy was lifted by the Sri Kumarans Children’s Home CBSE and Runners up trophy was lifted by the Cambridge International School.
From under-14 category, the winner’s trophy was lifted by the host team the Christ Academy and Runners up trophy was lifted by the Jyothy Kendriya Vidyalaya.
ANNUAL SPORTS MEET 2022
Christ Academy, ICSE and CBSE schools held their first annual sports meet after the pandemic hiatus on Saturday, 26th November 2022. It was a bright and sunny morning as the school band escorted the chief guest, International athlete and national sprint champion, Mr. Arjun DevaiahTheethamada, to the school grounds. Exuberance was the mood among inter-house march past participants as they marched to the tunes of the school band.The first event of the day commenced with 100 m final race for parents and teachers which was then followed by 800 m finals, after which was the 200 m finals, 400 m finals. The shot put event and throwball match for parents took place simultaneously. Blue house emerged as overall champions.
GRADE 3 FAMILY DAY ICSE JAN 2023
Rainbow known as Indhradhanush was a perfect way to mark the family day of grade 3 ICSE which was held on 7th January 2023 at CBSE quadrangle. The programs were nonetheless than the colours of the rainbow. The rendezvous of the eight sections at the stage was a delight and journey into a world of fantasy. The program was presided over by Rev. Dr. Fr. Babu Paul as chief guest who inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering. The program alighted on its onlookers as rainbow after the fresh rains, everyone feeling refreshed to see our tiny minions.
VANDE VEEROTSAV 2023 18th Annual Day
18th Annual Day of Christ Academy School was conducted on 25th January, 2023. A core team of teachers from both CBSE and ICSE were formed to plan and execute the event. As the name suggests, the theme for this year's cultural program was inspired by India's glorious 75 years of Independence. The program was based on the freedom struggle and highlighted the unsung heroes who contributed to India's freedom struggle.
As a mark of respect instead of the lamp a Veerotsav torch, signifying the flame of Legacy, was lit. This lighting of the torch was efficiently executed by the Sports team.
The formal programme of honoring the chief guest Shri N. Santhosh Hegde (Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, former Solicitor General of India, Former Lokayukta, Karnataka) and the esteemed dignitaries were held before the cultural programme. The chief guest’s words were very inspiring and an eye- opener for all minds, young and old.
The entire programme was scripted around the theme of a group of students on a road trip around India in which they encounter a Heritage Palace with statues of Gandhiji, Subhash Chandra Bose and many known leaders who come to life at night and share their exploits of the bravery of these unsung heroes amidst the traditional dances of their States. Overall, it was a colorful and diverse presentation of the culture and history of India's Independence from British rule.
The stage backdrop depicted a Heritage Palace with beautiful display lighting. Every skit represented the story of an unsung Martyr. The power-packed choreographies were with war vigor and action; the students matched the beats like professionals.
The fresh floral arrangements added glory to the stage. It was a gala fete on the school grounds filled with more than 5000 parents and an overwhelming audience cheering 1000+ great performers which was for the first time in the history of Christ Academy. The lively performances by the students gave goose bumps to the viewers and the vibe of patriotism. Everyone felt a sense of pride in our nation.