Educational Visit to The National Science Centre, New Delhi.

February 2020

The students of class VII, VIII and IX visited The National Science Centre, Delhi as a part of the educational tour this month. The National Science Centre is a science museum that is engaged in popularization of science among the students. The aim of the visit was to develop the science awareness and scientific temper among the students. The students were first invited to the auditorium for a short program on optics, and later they explained them about the functioning of the Thirty Meter Telescope. A short quiz was also held in which the winners were awarded small gifts.

The students were greatly excited about the exhibition halls, especially the galleries ‘Our Science and Technology Heritage‘. Besides these, there were small but attention grabbing exhibits and a maze 9f mirrors which gives illusionary effect which invoked much interest in students.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the plethora of exhibits left them spell bound. They were really drawn in the magical world of science and were greatly inspired. The trip was an enriching experience for all.

Jubilee of Mrs. Usha James and Mrs. Florence Kisku

“A time to look back with admiration
A time to look forward with anticipation”

On 15th February 2020, Notre Dame Academy celebrated 25 long, glorious and successful years of service rendered by Mrs. Usha James and Mrs. Florence Kisku with devotion , dedication and commitment.
The students put up a mesmerizing and enthusiastic cultural programme to mark the momentous occasion. They expressed their love and gratitude with their words of appreciation for these two teachers whose love and care have touched so many lives.
Our respected Principal Sr. Mary Alice, thanked Mrs. Usha James and Mrs. Florence Kisku for their valuable contribution to the Notre Dame Academy. Their presence has overseen Notre Dame rise from its infancy to its present glory and will continue to excel as for many more years to come.

Goodbye Sir Jose

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because, for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation! But for every beginning, there must be an end. It’s paradoxical but that’s how it is.

On January 18, 2020, the entire Notre Dame family gathered to bid farewell to an exceptional teacher, an altruistic human being, Sir Jose. The beauty of the stage was enhanced by an aesthetically pleasing backdrop and the lamp waiting to be lighted. The amazing programme began with a prayer song and a prayer dance. The students were beautifully dressed and they presented a number of dance performances. Students presented some skits, followed by speeches appreciating the nature of Sir Jose.

This sense of humour and his dressing sense would be adamantly admired by everyone. He would be remembered by many students as a guide and mentor who helped shape their lives for the better. He is extremely charismatic and knew how to interact with his students on a personal level. He knew the art of adding charm to even the most boring lesson.

His finesse and his passion for literature gave him an unmatched ability to add life to mere fictional characters. The programme ended with a song by the choir, melodiously sung.

Lastly, Sir Jose expressed his feelings, his experiences and his journey in Notre Dame School after which Sr. Alice appreciated Sir and blessed the gathering. The day was great, filled with nostalgia, fun and excitement. Saying good bye is never easy. But, that is a bitter truth of life.

Christmas Celebration

                           “Joy to the world

                                                                              The Lord has come!”

Christmas is the festival which inspires the spirit if sharing and caring. Soaking in the spirit of Christmas, the students of Notre Dame School celebrated the festival of Christmas with enthusiasm on the 21st of December 2019.

Leaving no stone unturned to sprinkle the magic of their love, the stage was wholly decorated by the students. The programme started with a prayer dance followed by a beautifully staged skit, directed by Sir Jose, depicting the significance of the festival, showcasing the life and journey of Jesus Christ.

The elements of energy and momentum could be witnessed in the children as they came forward and presented their items. Lastly the much awaited Santa Claus entered the stage with his elves and reindeers, boasting up the energy level of the students. A brief history of Santa Claus was depicted through dance and narrations. The programme ended with the choir singing melodious carols.

The Principal, Sr. Mary Alice threw light on the importance of the day and blessed the gathering with her inspirational words.

 

Graduation Ceremony and Farewell

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

Mark Twain

On 17th of December 2019, the Senior classes were filled with enthusiasm as the Class XII1 students were to have their Graduation Ceremony and Farewell programme.

The Graduation Ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp and a melodious song by Sir Winston. The parents were made to sit in the auditorium. Sangeeta Ma’am addressed the gathering which was followed by the students sharing their 14 year experience in the school and thanking everyone who helped them in every possible way. Parents also expressed their gratitude towards the school for nurturing their kids.

The ceremony ended with the blessings of our Principal Sr. Mary Alice and distribution of mementos. The students, parents and teachers were given refreshments too.

All the students of Std. XI and XII looked gorgeous in their saris and suits. Class XI was very much excited to bid farewell to their seniors.
The programme started with a comic skit followed by a good number of dance performances presented by Class XI.

There were some interesting titles which were given away and the most awaited and prestigious titles of “Miss Notre Dame” and “Mr. Notre Dame” were bagged by Sandra Simon of XII B and Soumya Ranjan Patnaik of XII A.
The day ended with all the students enjoying themselves on the stage, dancing.

 

Pre-Primary Annual Day Report
On 26th November 2019 Pre-Primary Wing of the Notre Dame School celebrated its Annual Day.

The theme of the Annual Day was “Every drop Counts”.

Dressed up in vibrant colours, the tiny tots of Notre Dame School won the hearts of the parents and the guest of honours. The invitees were mesmerised by the confident performance of the little one who conveyed the beautiful message that every drop of water is precious. Hence forth we have to use it wisely and save it for the future generations to come.

Principals’s Day Celebration

On 23rd of November, Notre Dame campus looked awesome with children moving in costumes, the Principal’s office decorated with flowers, ribbons and balloons and the stage adorned with a lamp to be lit.

Principal Sr.Mary Alice and the Headmistress Sr.Mary Tanya were welcomed with much affection which could be seen in the eyes of the students. Sr.Mary Alice and Sr.Mary tanya were honoured with special prayer service by the Student Council members. An array of programme followed. Some dances, a qawwali performance, meaningful dance dance dramas, some words of appreciation , gifts, cards and bouquets were presented to the Sisters with reverence. The students expressed their love for the pillars of our school through their hard work which was seen in their performances.

The day ended with the blessings of our Sisters leaving their hearts filled with love and joy. the programme was a success

Children’s Day Celebration

“Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair

Children’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of “Chacha Nehru”, the first Prime Minister of India.

This year as the pollution level crossed limits in Delhi, the schools were closed on the 14th of November. Therefore, Children’s day was celebrated on the 20th of November in Notre Dame School, Badarpur.

The school glowed with the bright smiles of the children and the stage looked bright and beautiful as the teachers dressed up in attractive attires. The Children’s day programme began with a melodious song sung by the teachers, followed by a play staged in a very humorous manner which laid emphasis on the importance of education. The programme ended with a beautiful dance performance by the senior and the primary teachers and with the blessings of our Principal Sr.Mary Alice. The students were given some energizing refreshments in their respective classes. The day was a special and enjoyable one for all!!

STUDENT CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2019

The student cultural program is an innovative initiative by the CBSE to promote healthy and amicable environment amongst students of two schools. It not only unites two school groups but also promotes friendship in an effective way to build bridges among students from different backgrounds.

Under this program Notre Dame School Badarpur and GBSSS No 1 Badarpur, had their cultural exchange on 22October and 24 October 2019. On the 22nd , 30 boys from Notre Dame School visited GBSSS No1 Badarpur, where they were welcomed by the Principal, Staff and students with lot of warmth and affection. The students of both the schools exhibited their talent through skit, dance , mime and a patriotic song. Mr Shailender , Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator encouraged the students by his motivating speech and also taught a song to the students of both the schools. Students of both the schools interacted with each other and shared food amongst themselves.

In the second spell the gracious Notre Dame family received neighbouring school guests with lot of warmth and affection on the 24th of October 2019 by our school Principal Sr Mary Alice , staff members and other students with the school band which made it more special for them. As a tradition of Notre Dame School, the program started with a solemn prayer song and a welcome speech by the Principal. It was followed by patriotic song by the students of Notre Dame School. The guest school presented few cultural programs like action song, skits on social issues as ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao Yojna’. They beautifully explained how education and employment of women is essential for the progress of our country. Students also discussed how plastic is damaging our environment. Few games were also organized in which children demonstrated exemplary spirit and had great fun. The students let their taste buds experience and relish the Indian delicacies with much taste and fun.

At the conclusion of the program, Mr B N Dubey , Cluster Coordinator blessed the gathering and appreciated the exchange program and was overwhelmed by the hospitality and participation of both the schools. As a token of love and to greet Diwali wishes, the host school presented handmade card and diyas to the guest students and teachers.
The program was a milestone in our personal and professional journey of knowing each other. This report cannot be concluded without mentioning the unstinted support and involvement of : Mr B N Dubey, Mr Shailendar, Dr N P Sharma and Sr Mary Alice.
We wish this relationship between Notre Dame and GBSSS No 1 Badarpur to grow from strength to strength with each passing year.

Seminar on Healthcare

“Let us receive all we need from the Lord of our Father” – St.Julie Billiart

On the 16th of September, (Dr).Sr.Mary Prema Raj educated the staff of Notre Dame on ‘Prevention and Proactive Healthcare’. She insisted on catch-em-young! from childhood good habits ought to become a part of growing up. She requested the staff to empower students with knowledge of health plan related activities and make them responsible human beings.

The staff elected members for the core committee and has started working to Practise, Promote and Propagate…. issues related to good health of mind and body!

Teachers Day Celebration

“I never dreamed of success, I worked for it” – Estee Lauder

On the 5th of September, 2019 Notre dame Campus lent an air of festivity as it was decked up for the most awaited Teachers day.

The morning started with a prayer service followed by an array of cultural programme, showcased by the students of the school.

Teachers were served refreshments and then they spent sometime interacting with students in the class rooms….chatting and dancing to their tunes for a change!

A grand a-la-Carte was arranged for the teachers. Prayers , bouquets and gifts followed.

Sr. Mary Shaija delivered a special message to the staff on the special occasion, while Sr.Mary Alice thanked the staff for all the support she experiences and blessed them in all their future endeavours!

Health and Physical Education (HPE) SEWA by Std.XI

On September 7, 2019 students of XI B took part in a day’s activities of an NGO named ‘Jansharnam’ in Molarband extension. This NGO is taken care of by Mr.Ramanshu Verma and his team which consists of six teachers.

Students of Class XI B presented a cultural programme for 140 children. They sang songs, discussed with children about their problems and motivated them to continue their studies. The children of the ‘Jansharnam’ also showcased their talents. Students distributed notebooks, clothes and had sweets together.

Notre Dame school students took this service under the guidelines of CBSE HPE programme. It was an enriching visit for the students, mentors, children and the ladies of the NGO.

Seminar by Sr.Mary Alice

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love” – Rumi

On the 28th of September, as the staff stood on the threshold of a new semester, Sr.Mary Alice (Principal) reminded the teachers of the noble profession or say vocation they are into.

She recommended innumerable ways in which the staff could actually improve, motivate and bring out the best in the students.

Class room Management

Resource person – Mrs.Kavita Iyer

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it”- Estee Lauder

Methods very logical, practical and pragmatic was shared by Ms.Kavita Iyer from Orient Black Swan Publication on classroom management.

She emphasized on managing learners, resources and the room(space). Her inputs were then implemented in the class room by the staff and found it to be very suitable. Critical thinking, technology and other life skills has now become a part of everyday teaching. Students now seem to be enjoying their lessons!

Thanks to Mrs.Kavita Iyer!

Student Council 2019-2020

“Ride the energy of your own unique spirit” – G.Roth

President : Aadhya Singh
Vice President : Sumit Yadav
Secretary : Sakshi Bhatt
Cultural Secretary : Ishika Sharma
Sports Captain : Vanshika Rawat

Executive Members
Khushnuma
Tripti Bhardwaj

Gandhi House
Captian : Manvi Sharma
Vice Captain : Jiya Rexwal

Tagore House
Captain : Divyanshi
Vice Captain : Divya Thapliyal

Sarojini House
Captain : Diksha Kaushaik
Vice Captain : Astha

Vivekanada House
Captain : Nimisha Bhardwaj
Vice Captain : Jiya Singh

KUDOS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ONE AND ALL!