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June 21, 2024

Yoga Day

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self -Bhagavad Gita St Joseph's School celebrated International Yoga Day on 21 June 2024. The chief guest of the day was Ms. Siya Duseja a certified pranayama, prenatal Yoga instructor, and Chakras Healing Practitioner. At St Joseph's the students are taught yoga with the awareness of its many health benefits, which support both mental and physical well-being, making it a holistic practice. Around two hundred students wholeheartedly embraced the ancient practice of yoga, showcasing a variety of yoga asanas like Surya Namaskara, Dhaurasana, Gomukhasana, Matsyasana, Tree pose, and Sarvang asana. With focused expressions and s...

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June 19, 2024

Observance of National Reading Day and Reading Week at St. Joseph's School

At St. Joseph's School, we celebrate National Reading Day and Reading Week annually on June 19th. This event honors the legacy of P.N. Panicker, known as the father of the library movement in India. Our celebrations include various activities that promote the joy and importance of reading among students...

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June 15, 2024

Annual Prize Day - Celebrating Excellence and Achievement

The Annual Prize Day at St. Joseph's School was a spectacular event, filled with moments of pride, celebration, and recognition. Held on 15th June 2024, Saturday. The occasion brought together with our esteemed guests Mr. Anil John Sequeira, the youngest Civil Judge, Rector Fr. Joseph D'Souza, Principal Fr. Rohan D’ Almeida, Vice Principal Sr. Sheena and Coordinators to honour the outstanding achievements of the academic year 2023-24. The event commenced with grandeur inauguration of the Decennial Year a decade of excellence. A warm welcome which highlighted the significance of celebration in various spheres of academic and extracurricular activities. This was followed by an...

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June 08, 2024

Orientation for Parents (Pre KG to Class 4)

Jane D. Hull: "At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents."
The parents' orientation program for the new academic year 2024-2025 was conducted on 08.06.2024 in two sessions. The first session addressed the parents of Pre KG to Class 4, while the second session catered to the parents of Class 5 to Class 11.The session began with a prayer dance, emphasizing the solemnity and importance of the occasion. An inspiring introduction of the honorable principal followed, setting a positive tone for the event. After the principal, the vice principal, and the coordinators were formally welcomed, the program was officiall...

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June 08, 2024

Orientation for Parents (Class 5-11)

We kicked off the new academic year with an inspiring parents' orientation on 08.06.2024 in the SJII Auditorium. From a solemn prayer dance to insightful sessions with our principal on Jesuit values, history, and school facilities, it was a day to remember. Personal experiences of parents who's wards are studying in the school helped the new parents get an inside perspective of the school environment. Special thanks to the educational services organizations for guiding our parents on coaching and career options. Huge gratitude to all who made the event a success!...

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June 07, 2024

Inaugural Mass

"Empowered by the Spirit: Students Embrace Faith and Learning at the Inaugural Mass" The inaugural Mass for students in classes 6 to 12 was celebrated on June 7, 2024, centered around the theme: "Holy Spirit beside us, within us, and upon us." The main celebrant was Fr. Vishal Pinto, Finance Officer of SJII, and the concelebrant was Fr. Royston Pinto, Finance Officer of SJS CBSE. During the Mass, Fr. Vishal prayed for the students, invoking a spirit of gratitude and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
In his sermon, Fr. Vishal emphasized the importance of prayer and hard work, urging the students to "pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything depends on you." He...

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June 06, 2024

Bridging Continents

"Bridging Continents: An Enriching Exchange with Our Friends in KRAKOW Poland"
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Today, we, the students of class 8, had the privilege of participating in an interactive session with a school in Poland. The engaging 40-minute exchange took place in the Boardroom and was a delightful experience. We shared fascinating insights about our respective curricula, school timings, holidays, cultural traditions, and favourite games. We discovered that their curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework, while ours adheres to the CBSE syllabus, highlighting intriguing d...

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June 05, 2024

World Environment Day

St. Joseph's School celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June 2024 with a special assembly. The Chief Guest of the day was Dr. Ragavendra A, Technical Officer at ICAR-NBAIR. Our Principal, Rev. Fr. Rohan D'Almeida SJ, welcomed the esteemed guest with the symbolic gesture of presenting a sapling. The theme of the day focused on illuminating the crucial issues of land restoration, combating desertification, and enhancing drought resilience. The event commenced with a solemn invocation of God's blessings through a prayer. This was followed by an innovative inauguration ceremony led by the chief guest and other dignitaries. Students underscored the significance of the day and fervent...

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May 28, 2024

Capacity Building Program (CBP)

"Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me." - P. J. Abdul Kalam. To assist teachers in their aspiration to become better builders of the nation, St. Joseph's CBSE School hosted a Capacity Building Program (CBP) on 28th May 2024, 9.am to 4.30 pm, aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of the teaching faculty.
The event was conducted by Ms. Priti Ssoota and Ms. Ramya Suhas Udupa. Ms. Priti Ssoota brings over 25 years of experience in education, a Master's degree in psychology, a Bachelor's degree in Education, and a ...

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May 24, 2024

English Workshop

Resource Person: Ms. Ruchi Yadav (Manager, Professional Development Oxford University Press) "Words have the power to inspire, to provoke, to illuminate. Let us embark on this workshop journey together, harnessing the magic of language to unlock boundless creativity and expression."
The session began with an ice breaker activity, setting the stage for collaborative learning. Ms. Ruchi Yadav then delved into an insightful overview of the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) integrated into our current textbooks. With a focus on practical application, she guided us on effectively utilizing the Course book/Resource book in alignment with suggested criteria. Furthermore, valua...

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May 24, 2024

Science Workshop

"Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination."- Jonah Lehrer
All science teachers were invited to a science workshop on the topic "Competency building approach in Science and Importance of experiential learning in the Science Curriculum" on 24th May, 2024. The day's resource person was Ms Surbhi Sinha, TGT Coordinator and Head of the Science Department of Sr Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir School, Bengaluru East.
After invoking God's blessings, to get teachers interested in the workshop and help them remember the new material for later, the programme started with a warm-up exercise. By emphasising the development and presen...

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May 23, 2024

Social Science Workshop

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it Today. -Malcolm X.
Realizing the significance of education and the importance of the on-ongoing formation of teachers, a workshop christened 'Enhancing Educational Techniques- Innovative Approaches in Social Science Education' was organized for the Social Science teachers of St. Joseph's CBSE, by the school on 23rd May 2024. The Venue was the Board Room. The participants included educators from various grade levels, bringing a diverse range of experiences and perspectives
The session started at 9 pm with prayer followed by the Introduction and felicitation of the wo...

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May 15, 2024

Class XI Student Orientation Program

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela The orientation program for the Students of Class 11 was conducted on 15 May 2024. The Principal's address to the students emphasised themes of faith, adventure, and resilience while urging them to embrace opportunities for growth and community service.The video presentation offered a thorough introduction to the school, including its campus, staff, and infrastructure. Ms. Nirmala enlightened the students with a session covering the various academic aspects including the curriculum areas, details on internal assessment along with the assessment schedules and timetable. Mr. Martin ...

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March 20, 2024

Synergy

"Synergy refers to the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements. Everyone needs to have a "paddle in the canoe" and work in synchronicity to achieve the desired outcome."
- Tony Carlton At St. Joseph's the all-round development of teacher is never lost sight of. It is validated by the events that take place through-out the year and helps us teachers to celebrate life. On 20th March 2024 such an celebration unfurled in the form of 'St. Joseph's Sports-Synergy'. As the final exams were just over we could unwind ourselves in no better way than this. We were all excited and reported at 8.30 am in th...

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March 16, 2024

Annual Retreat for Parents: Nurturing Spiritual Growth

St. Joseph's School hosted its 'Annual Retreat for Catholic Parents & Staff' on 16th March 2024, centered around the theme of the 'Parable of the Sower' from Luke 8:5. The event welcomed Catholic parents, staff from St Joseph's School and students from St. Joseph's Skills Academy, fostering a deep sense of spiritual empowerment and renewal. The Principal Rev. Fr. Rohan D' Almeida, encouraged the participants to embrace the principles of 'Replace, Renew, Revive, and Return,' igniting a commitment to lead an authentic Christian life. The retreat, led by preachers Rev. Fr. Richard Menezes OCD and Rev. Fr. Vishan Monis OCD, delved into the significance of prayer, faith, and compassi...

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March 10, 2024

Empowering Educators - Harnessing AI for Teaching and Learning

St. Joseph's School embarked on a journey of innovation and empowerment with a special workshop on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the teaching-learning process. Spearheaded by Fr. Olvin Veigas SJ, the workshop, held on March 10th, 2024, aimed to equip educators with the tools and knowledge to leverage AI for enhanced pedagogy. The immersive program delved into the transformative potential of AI within the context of school education. Participants were introduced to various AI applications tailored specifically for educators, including Education Copilot and ChatGPT. These tools opened new avenues for designing lesson plans, creating engaging assessments, and opti...

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March 06, 2024

Women's Day

St. Joseph's School celebrated International Women's Day with great enthusiasm and reverence on March 6, 2024, March 8 was a holiday.. The program, organized toacknowledge and honour the invaluable contributions of women, featured a series of engaging activities and heartfelt speeches. Sr. Jain Benitta, the esteemed principal of St. Joseph's Indian Primary School, graced the occasion as the chief guest. As a symbolic gesture of the colour the women staff bring to life they were all invited to paint flowers on a chart which had bare branches of a tree, with their figure dipped in paint, as they entered the Board Roam. The event commenced with a poignant prayer service led by M...

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March 02, 2024

Kinder graduation day

The Kindergarten graduation day at St Joseph's was a joyous and heartwarming occasion, filled with laughter, cheers and a sense of accomplishment. The ceremony took place on the 2nd of March 2024 at the school auditorium, the chief guest for the day was DR SUPRAJA CHANDRASEKAR, and it was attended by proud parents, teachers and excited little graduates.
The little ones were all excited as little caps and gowns adorned them, the day was filled with laughter and giggles and the appreciation from parents and teachers made it a day of endless smiles and pride.
The graduation day was a resounding success, filled with laughter, joy and a touch of nostalgia. As the young graduat...

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February 28, 2024

National Science Day

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere." - Isaac Asimov
The day's assembly was graced by Vice Principal Sr Sheena, Coordinators, Staff and students. The assembly commenced with a short prayer followed by a speech highlighting the significance of National Science Day on the theme Science for a sustainable future. This theme emphasizes how important science and technology are to solving world problems and building a more sustainable future for all and focuses on areas like: Climate Change, Resource Depletion, Environmental Degradation, Sustainable Development. A creative skit titled "Sowing Seeds of Sustainability" was p...

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February 27, 2024

AIKYAM

Aikyam - Glorifying Unity and Humanity, the bi-annual inter religious prayer service was held at St Joseph's School, CBSE in the school auditorium. The prayer service centred around the theme of GRATITUDE being almost the end of academic session. The chief speaker for the programme was Ms Luvena Rangel, Founder of The Curvy Yogi and President of WICCI Karnataka Yoga Sector Council.
The prayer service commenced by invoking God's presence through a prayer dance. The students danced gracefully to the tunes of 'You raise me up'.... Lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries signified dispelling of darkness and ignition of enlightenment.
In tune with the theme of thanksgiving, t...

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February 24, 2024

Positive Parenting Session

A Career Guidance Session was organised by St. Joseph's School on Saturday, 24 February 2024 at SJIPS Auditorium for the parents of the students of Classes 9-12 between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. The session commenced with an acknowledgment of the challenges inherent in the profession-selection process and the traditional expectation of children fulfilling their parents' dreams. It was emphasized that in today's generation, allowing children the space to pursue their passions and aspirations is paramount, rather than imposing predetermined career paths upon them. To illustrate the potential of the human mind, an interactive activity was conducted, demonstrating the power of the mind ...

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February 23, 2024

Tarang Fest (For Class 11) - A deluge of cultural spectacle

Tarang is the annual cultural intra-school fest conducted for the senior secondary classes on the 23rd of February 2023. Its theme is "A deluge of cultural spectacle" rightly sums up all the events conducted. From the thrilling lost artefact hunt to the dazzling fashion show, it was a day filled with culture, fun, enthusiasm and creativity. The Planning Organising this event was a roller coaster of emotions. From the late nights to the long days of planning and preparing, alot of work was put into this fest to make it one of fun, laughter and good memories. The overseeing committee which consisted of Keenan, Veeksha and Harshal were the ones behind the entire construction of idea...

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February 20, 2024

Cross-Cultural Interaction with The Primary School Co-ordinator from Karakow Poland

"Embracing diversity is not just a choice; it's a journey where understanding becomes the compass, and cross-cultural interaction becomes the bridge to a richer, interconnected world." Our Principal Fr. Rohan D' Almeida, Vice Principal Sr. Sheena, Primary School Coordinator Ms. Jennifer Bernard, and the faculty from primary, secondary, and senior secondary schools had the opportunity to interact cross-culturally on February 19, 2024, with Ms. Kamila Abburu, the Primary School Coordinator from Karakow, Poland. This conversation shed light on Poland's educational system, instructional strategies, and subtle cultural differences.
The second-grade students beautifully depicted wel...

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February 17, 2024

Positive Parenting Session (LKG to Class 5)

St Joseph's School (CBSE) organised a seminar for the parents of Classes LKG to Class 5on 17th February 2024 at SJIPS Auditorium between 9:00 am and 1:00pm in 2 sessions with a short 30 minitue break. Positive Parenting seminars are intended to give insights and tools to parents to help them journey with their wards with better understanding and empathy as they navigate their childhood.
Ms Prerana set the mood with a warm welcome which was followed by a prayer to invoke divine blessings on all the parents as well as the resource person so as to help them find better understanding to various challenges faced by their wards.
Ms Sheila Emmanuel introduced the resource person...

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February 16, 2024

JOLLY JOEYS

A family is the centre of love, care, strength and support. They are our first teachers and friends of the universe. The theme for Jolly Joeys is "Family" The day started with a marvy welcome dance, prayer and a unique inaugural. To show the unity of St. Joseph's family, one child from each section of grades 1 and 2 were dressed up as different members in a family and spoke about their importance while their peers cheered them on.
Father Principal, Rohan D' Almeida, interacted with the children about the different types of families and introduced the term Josephite Family. He made the children understand that the motto "Faith and Toil" means to believe in themselves and to wor...

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February 13, 2024

Art Mantram

A music concert with the theme of environment and nature conservation
"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."
Art Mantram is a unique organisation founded by Ms Jija Harisingh, formed by artists and professionals to promote, patronize and bring an awareness of art. They organised an event, Karnataka Kalotsava a celebration of music, dance, theatre and art. The musical concert, "The Invisible Orchestra" unfolded as a captivating journey through diverse genres, captivating the audience with its rich tapestry of sounds and emotions. Held at the prestigious SJIPS Auditorium, the morning promised to be a sympho...

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February 04, 2024

Valedictory Ceremony 2023-24

'Graduation is not the end it's the beginning'
St. Joseph's School commemorated its Graduation ceremony 2023 - 24 on 4 February with the theme being, 'Row into the Deep'.
The ceremony began with a solemn entrance led by the dignitaries followed by the proud valedictorians of class X and XII who marched forth with hopes and a plethora of opportunities the world has to offer.
The school anthem was sung, followed by a blessed prayer ceremony and a prayer dance to invoke God's blessings. This was followed by the dignitaries lighting the lamp.
The Principal Rev Fr Rohan D'Almeida welcomed the gathering and also addressed the Valedictorians with a lovely message...

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