last day of their pre-board exams the students of class XII enjoyed a lovely
evening in the school. There was music, dance and lots of delicious food. The
huge bonfire didn't let the students feel the chill of the cold winter nights.
Sr. Tina Maria and teachers of class XI and XII also attended the full event.
A Christmas assembly was organized by the
students of primary school on 21st December, 2018. The students
presented a beautiful skit about the importance of Christmas. They enacted events
about the birth of Jesus. Santa added to the fervor of the festive mood. He
brought happiness in his bag filled with toffees. On this auspicious occasion,
Sister Tina Maria gave an inspiring speech to the students asking them to help the poor and
needy in the season of love and peace and reach out to the weaker sections of
On 17th of December, 18 students along with the Principal, Sr. Tina Maria and Tr. Annie George visited the Tihar Jail as part of one of the many Community Service activities undertaken by the School. The Students put up a lively programme for the under trials and inmates which began with the introduction of the Chief guest, Bishop Jacob mar Barnabas followed by a hymn, dances, carol singing and a skit titled, 'The Bishop's Candlesticks'. A few inmates too performed towards the end of the programme. Later on the students interacted with the chief guest, Jail superintendent, DS and the Ministry which facilitates education and provides health amenities for the prisoners. The Ministry also works to foster morals and ethics in the individuals present there in order to aid their psychological development.
Title : Christmas play by the students of the Afternoon school
A Christmas play was staged by
the students of the Afternoon school on 20th December. Under the guidance of the school Sisters the
students staged a beautifully enacted play in the school auditorium. They were
treated to a special Christmas lunch and received gifts too. Some of the students of class 9 had volunteered
to work for the event as a part of their Service Learning.
On 15th of December, the school grounds welcomed visitors to the eagerly anticipated annual Carmel Fete. The guest of honour Ms. Aakriti Narang, an alumna and entrepreneur inaugurated the fest with an inspiring speech urging the students to be brave and follow their dreams.
The festivities were kicked off by joyous Christmas carols sung by the members of the school choir ,the HMM group, filling the air with Christmas cheer. With the DJ playing everyone's favorite tunes against the clear, sunny skies it didn't take long before the basketball court transformed into the dance floor. A plethora of games and challenges, photo booth, mouth watering delicacies, garment stalls and rides awaited the students and parents. The stalls managed by the students turned out to be a huge success as the students utilising creative license ensured a steady flow of patrons. The highlight of the celebration was the Flash mob put together by Synergy, the Dance Club of the school.
15 students and 2 teachers of Carmel
Convent School visited Joseph Upatham School, Thailand from 27th
October to 7th November, 2018 as part of the Indo-Thailand Student
Cultural Exchange Program. Joseph Upatham School organized a beautiful
welcome assembly and greeted the Carmel students and teachers with orchid
garlands. The assembly included PowerPoint presentations on the school?s
history and administrative structure. The students performed songs and graceful
Thai folk dances during the assembly. Carmel students were then allotted their
Thai buddy friends to interact with throughout their stay.
Over the days,
the Carmel students participated enthusiastically in learning about Thailand
culture through various activities organized by the host school. The girls
learnt basics of Bamboo and cha-cha dance, how to make lovely coin purses,
tasty pandan desserts and pandan flower bouquets. The students were also a part
of the Sports Day event of Joseph Upatham School where they marched with the
other students. The event was a grand success and it was heart warming to see
all the efforts put in by Thai students in preparing all the props on their
own. Carmel students also got an opportunity to visit various classes during school
hours, interact with students from different grades and observe how classes are
conducted in Thailand schools. Our students also attended the Halloween
assembly dressed up in special costumes and makeup!
visited various places outside the school as well like Wax Museums, Elephant
and Crocodile Farm, Riverside City, Phuttamonthon Buddhist Park, Upside Down
World and many big malls like JJ Mall, Big C, Tesco etc. and thoroughly enjoyed
every bit of it. The most
memorable day however was the "Buddy Day" where students and teachers headed
out individually with their respective Thai buddies and their families to
experience the true Thailand life.
Towards the end
of the visit, the students decorated bulletin boards based on their
experiences in Thailand and to specially to thank all the teachers for
organizing every activity and taking great care in making the stay comfortable.
On the last day,
Joseph Upatham School organized a farewell dinner in honour of Carmel students
and teachers which was attended by the entire administrative staff, teachers,
PTA members, buddy students and their families. Heartfelt speeches were given
by Ms. Sanjeeta Pillai and a Carmel student to thank each and everyone at
Joseph Upatham for their love and humbling hospitality. Carmel students also
performed beautiful group dances on Bollywood songs and sang songs based on
friendship apt for the special bond they shared with their Thai buddies. The
Thai students in return performed traditional Thai dances for their Indian
friends. Carmel students
and teachers returned back to India with many thoughtful gifts they received
from Joseph Upatham School administration and staff members but more
importantly they returned home with beautiful memories that will last them for
middle school Annual Day was held on 27th November 2018. The
students of the middle school staged the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist.There were two shows held one after the other.Ms. Amrita Bhalla, the Head of Department
of English, Jesus and Mary graced the
first show. Senior Advocate , Dayan
Krishnan was the chief guest at the second show.Carmel has always believed in enhancing a student's potential to the fullest extent.Challenging auditions took place in the beginning of the session that led to months of grueling practice. Directed by Ms.Archana Sharma and Ms. Nabomi Mondal, assisted by Mr. Ashwini Verma, choir direction by Mr. Reginald Samuel and choreographed by Ms. Sunaina the event was made possible through the coordinated efforts of the students, their parents and the teachers as each of them had a role to play in the production of this musical.
The junior school classes I, II,
III celebrated their Annual Day on the morning of 20th December 2018.
The programme began with a prayer dance. The students presented a musical
rendition of Lewis Carroll's famous literary work 'Alice in Wonderland'. It was
a spectacular programme greatly appreciated by the Chief Guest, Mrs Nidhi Verma
and the parents. The highlight of the programme was that each and every student
participated in the event.
Classes IV & V of the junior
school also celebrated their Annual Day on the evening of 20th
December 2018 by staging a musical of L. Frank Baum's famous literary classic 'The
Wizard of Oz'. In her speech, the Principal Sr. Tina Maria stressed on
encouraging our students to read and enjoy English literary works of famous
authors. The Chief Guest Mrs Avinder Ghura lauded the efforts of the staff and
students. Parents spent a delightful evening watching their children enthrall them
with their lively performance.
Carmel celebrated Children's Day on 14th of
November with the teachers performing for their dear students. The celebration
saw the mentors dancing to the latest Bollywood hits. The teachers also
serenaded the students with a medley of famous pop wonders. A fun game of
Tambola was played with the students winning numerous prizes. To top everything
off, the students were treated with chocolates.
On the 5th of November, the morning was
brightened by an enthusiastic Diwali celebration. There were various folk
dances performed which were preceded by a prayer dance. The event included a
Nukkad Natak(Street Play) and a puppet show, presented by
classes eight and nine, which emphasized
the importance of an Eco-friendly Diwali. It was a morning bursting with
energy, joy and knowledge. Although, the celebration carried a light-hearted
tone, the values of Diwali were deeply recognized and enjoyed.