“Mile sur mera thumhara………………………”
In the words of Durga Acharya of Std.IX C –
“I wish to share my experience of participating in IFLC i.e, International Festival for Language and Culture. I had the opportunity of visiting three countries Belgium, Romania, and Germany. I was a part of the cultural delegation there. representing my country India. It was an enriching experience for me, I learnt about the culture, language, music and dance different countries.
This year 16 countries participated in the IFLC (Colours Festival). It was a great learning experience for me. We were different, yet it was our music that was the binding factor. I made many new friends, met great musicians and world leaders.
I want to firstly thank God, for giving me this opportunity. I would also like to thank Sister Mary Alice for her support and encouragement. My big thank you, to all my teachers for having faith in me. Winston Sir, for his love and constant encouragement, my mother for her love and guidance and lastly, my deep gratitude and regards to my Guru, my baba (my father) without his guidance, I would be nowhere. His training, emotional support and teachings made me confident to represent my country in true Indian spirit.”
Well done Durga…. You will go a long way!
“HOW GOOD IS THE GOOD GOD”
St. Julie Billiart
On the 12th of July with prayer on the lips and gratitude in the hearts, the students of Notre Dame celebrated St. Julie’s Feast.
The programme started with St. Julie’s psalm followed by prayers and a wonderful skit which encapsulated the entire life of St. Julie and her immense faith in the goodness of God, irrespective of the situations in life. Sr. Mary Alice thanked the staff and the students for all their support and co-operation. She urged them to contribute to the society in all ways possible and experience the joy of giving!
On this joyous occasion Mrs. Sadhana Senger was awarded the best teacher state award for Mathematics. Adhya Singh (student of class X A) was awarded the prestigious Shweta memorial award. All the student were given a “sweet munch” chocolate to munch and enjoy.
A sumptuous lunch was organised for the staff members.
” I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the
waters to create many ripples “
- Mother Teresa
On the 18th of may, with tears in eyes and a very heavy heart the students of Notre Dame bid good bye to Headmistress Sr.Mary Manju and Sr.Mary Sadhana.
A prayer assembly for their well being and onward journey was conducted. A cultural programme followed, that was well woven with dance, drama, skit, choir songs……………
Flowers, cards, bouquets poured in with great reverence to both the sisters. A grand sumptuous lunch was arranged in their honour.
Principal Sr.mary Alice thanked them for their dedication and good service given to the institution in their short tenure. She mentioned that they were inspiration in entirety and applauded their sincerity, effort, spirit in enhancing the potentials of the staff and the students. She assured them of our prayers and wished them good luck for their onward journey!
“When you are good to others you are good to yourself” – Benjamin Franklin
On the 1st of May the students of Notre dame School, with heart full of love and gratitude conducted a special assembly in honour of the workers. Prayers, songs and dances were staged by the students. An honour certificate signed by the Principal was gifted to each of the workers.
On behalf of all the workers a very impressive ‘Thank you speech’ was given by Amar Bhaiya who emphasised on the need of cleanliness and hard work to be followed by students.
Principal, Sister Mary Alice felicitated the efforts put in by the workers for the smooth running of the institution. She urged the students to follow the request made by Amar Bhaiya. She blessed the workers and their family members.
In the end the entire school stood up to sing the National Anthem in unison.
‘WHATEVER BURNS – NEVER RETURNS’
On 18th of April, Notre Dame students were educated on – “FIRE SAFE HOME”. The C.I.S.F. team from N.T.P.C., demonstrated the ways and mean of fire safety. They illustrated the ways in which the different kinds of fire – A,B,C,and D could be tackled.
Students found specially the information on LPG cylinder very useful. The team also displayed fire escape plan, garage safety, electrical safety, water safety etc. Sr. Mary Alice (Principal) thanked the team for giving life saving information. Hence we can conclude – FIRE SAFETY : ACCIDENTS GONE!
Tradition means passing on the flame, not worshipping the ashes.
– Gustav Mahler
On 27th of February 2018, Sr.Mary Alice (Principal) conducted a Seminar for the teachers to refresh and rejuvenate them for the new academic session (2018-19).
She thanked the Lord for the past year and asked for his blessings in years to unfold.
A very well prepared power point presentation by her showcased the History of Notre Dame Schools all over the world. She highlighted the aims and objectives of Notre Dame Education – that is to train young people to have faith in God, sense of community, conscientisation towards justice and equality and academic values for better living.
She as a facilitator urged the staff to abide by and adhere to the following points as all embark towards the new session.
* Leading people to a God centered selfless life
* Helping students to develop God’s special gifts to thm as human beings.
* Assisting people to acquire the human competencies needed to live a meaningful and fruitful life in this world.
* Devoting themselves to ALL their students with genuine love and respect.
* Nurturing a spirit of caring for the Earth.
The above was a gentle reminder of responsibilities of every Notre Dame Teacher, which the staff very earnestly agreed to focus and work upon!
“Catch ‘em young” is a very popular saying…….. So N.T.P.C., in order to make young children aware, organised a drawing competition on 31st January 2018. The theme was “Save the Environment / Pollution”. Children showcased their concern , fear and plans through their art. Congratulations to the winners.
Group I – Class VIII & IX
1st – Anushka Singh IX B
2nd – Debolina Das VIII C
3rd – Bhawna Singh VIII A
4rth- Reshma Rajagopal VIII C
5th – Akshara – IX B
Group II – Class XI
1st – Sakshi Singh XI A
2nd – Namrata Mishra XI A
3rd – Ruchi Kumar XI B
4rth- Megnaa XI B
On January 20, 2018 the students of Std.XII were given farewell by the School. Students of class XI presented a colourful programme of skit, songs and dances in honour of their seniors. The Staff led by the Principal blessed the students for their bright future.
The coveted awards were bagged by the following students.
MR. NOTRE DAME – HARDIK VERMA of Std. XII A
MISS. NOTRE DAME – RUCHIKA NAGAR of Std. XII C
On the 23rd of December 2017, St.Julie’s hall witnessed the graduation of Std.XII students. It was a very prayerful and solemn ceremony. The program began by invoking God’s blessing on the batch and all around. The choir sang melodious songs. Students shared their nostalgic moments and gratitude. Parents and teachers blessed the students who assured them of good results and good characters to be adorned in years to unfold. Sr.Mary Alice (Principal) urged the students to be Global Citizens. She quoted lines from Jalaluddin Rumi to motivate and inspire studies. She very humbly thanked the parents, teachers and the non-teaching staff for all the support. She lovingly blessed the students and presented a beautiful Souvenir (token of love) to each. A small get together followed.
On 16th December, 2017, Rev.Fr.Varghese Alengadan from Indore (M.P.) conducted a seminar for the teachers of Notre Dame and on 17th for the parents with the aid of the movie ‘IQBAL’ he expounded on the various aspects of mentoring. He urged the teachers to update and upgrade themselves, to go an extra mile for the welfare of the taught. It was a great help for the teachers to be directed by him on being a good teacher for we all know that children must be taught how to think, NOT what to think!