With tears in eyes and heavy heart, the students of Notre Dame bid farewell to their beloved teacher Mrs.Usha Singh who had served the institution for 26 long years.
A special assembly was arranged on the 6th of August 2016 in her honour. A cultural programme followed each depicting love and gratitude towards ma’am.
Mrs.Usha Singh has been very instrumental in bringing obvious changes for the better in the institution. Students revered her for her friendly nature, deep compassion for children, great passion for Hindi and art and above all for her very optimistic attitude towards life.
Principal Sr.Mary Alice and Headmistress Sr.Mary Manju gave heartfelt thanks to ma’am for her dedicated and sincere service to the institution. Cards, bouquets and gifts were offered by the staff and students. A gala lunch was arranged by the school in her honour which was attended by her entire family and enjoyed by one and all.
It was made obvious to her that once a member of Notre Dame always a member of Notre Dame. This relationship is for life time. Our sincere prayers and wishes for your onward journey ma’am…..
On the 26th of July student council induction ceremony took place amidst the entire school body. A welcome speech was given by Mrs. Nirupama Solanki followed by the auspicious lighting of the lamp. Principal Sr.Mary Alice administered oath to the newly elected officers. The choir and the band added festivity to the solemn affair.
The newly elected regiment is as follows:
Student Council Members
Head Boy : Kartavya Pant
Head Girl : Tripti Roy
Sports Captain : Tarun Vashisth
Vice Sports Captain : Ansu Antony
Joint Secretary : Anjali Verma
Secretary : Ketan
Cultural Secretary : Abhilasha
Gandhi House : Sakshi Sharma
Vice Captain : Vanee Saxena
Tagore House : Anshra Malik
Vice Captain : Aaron Justine
Vivekanada House : Yamini
Vice Captain : Diya Kaushik
Sarojini House : Pragya Bahukhandi
Vice Captain : Ankit
AHAaaaa – “Failing to plan is planning to fail”
On the 1st and 2nd of July, Notre Dame teachers attended a seminar on value education. The resource person being Fr.Joe Arimpur and his team.
Fr.Joe, an expert in his field expounded the need and demand of value education in today’s world.
He made the teachers realize that the traditional method of imparting value education classes through moralizing, modelling, laizzez-faire is no more in vogue, it has to be done through value clarification. The work of an educator is to let the student know – he is loved and will be understood without any prejudice. Personal contact and friendly relationship produce confidence without which no lasting good can be accomplished.
Education is Evangelization, and through education we have to bring forth the ‘Good News’ hidden in each student.
Fr.Joe and his team will also be conducting seminars for the senior students of our school.
Thank you Fr.Joe for making us move towards MSW – maturity, serenity and wisdom!
On the 11th of May 2016, the students of Notre Dame Badarpur bid farewell to their beloved Headmistress Sister Mary Reena as she has been transferred to Monger.
In her honour a programme was arranged, with a variety of songs, dances and a skit. The musical interlude, right from the tiny tots to the senior most exhibited their love as they were accompanied by the choir. Bouquets, cards and prayers for her well being followed.
Principal Sister Mary Alice thanked Sister Mary Rreena for her dedicated and committed service here at Badarpur. She wished her Gods blessings now and always.
Sister Reena thanked one and all for the wonderful programme and made it known to the students that there is goodness in each one, which ought to be shared in order to make this world a better place to live in
Mr. K.S. Jose, English teacher of Notre Dame celebrated his Silver Jubilee on the 30th of April 2016. A spectacular programme was staged in his honour for his 25 years of dedicated and committed service. He was accompanied by his better half Mrs. Cicely Jose, who has been his pillar of strength and support. He as a teacher has inspired hope, ignited, imagination and instilled love for learning thus bringing out the best in his students. He has fuelled students towards commitment and encouraged them to accept challenges, deal with disappointment and aim higher with every achievement. Principal . Sr.Mary Alice and Headmistress Sr.Mary Reena thanked him for his sincere service towards God and humanity. The staff lovingly arranged for a prayer service, gift and a sumptuous lavish lunch.
The provincial superior Sr.Mary Beena visited Notre Dame Badarpur on the 30th of April 2016. She urged the students to do well in all fields possible and give back to the society when their turn came. She requested the teaching faculty to have a creative mind, respectful mind, ethical mind and pedagogical mind. A short programme was put up in her honour which she admires and wished one and all good luck for this year.
Mr. G.S. Anthuvan from I.S.R.O. conducted a seminar for the students of Std. X and XII on aeronautics, space and rocket science.
Mr.G.S. Anthuvan had worked with Shri. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in rocket science technology. He discussed about the planets and satellites in the space.
He discussed with us the successful satellite ‘MOM’ launched. We all are thankful to him for giving his precious time and sharing his experience in I.S.R.O.
Well known Psychologist and Theologist Dr.Pearl Drego conducted a seminar for the teachers at Notre Dame on 23rd of April 2016. She helped the teachers in dealing with everyday problem they face in class. Her talk was very motivational and inspirational. Her book ‘Talk to me mom and dad’ has become very handy for the teachers and parents.
Mr.Sandeep Karnatak from C.I.S.F.(N.T.P.C. Badarpur) and his team members educated the students of Notre Dame regarding Fire Safety. He made it known to the students about the three kinds of fire A,B,C and its prevention and cure.
The team demonstrated various types of fire and how to fight it. They stressed on the fact that ‘Prevention is better than Cure”.
The start of the new academic session 2016-2017 was done by the initiation of input given to Notre Dame teachers by Fr.Sunny Jacob on the 1st of April 2016. He prepared the staff to readily sail the boat with steadfastness and dedication. His book ‘Barefoot Counsellor’ has become a ready reckoner of the staff members.