Educational Visit to The National Science Centre, New Delhi.
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.
“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.”
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.