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!
Notre Dame Badarpur celebrated its Annual Day on 26 November 2017 in the school premises. The programme was woven around the theme ’Cultural Heritage of India’ a glimpse of the cultural flamboyance of our motherland.
The program commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Honorable Chief Guest Shri Chandan Chakaraborty, General Manager BTPS, Mrs Sutapa Chakraborty, Honorable Guest of Honor, escorted by other dignitaries and the Principal
Sr. Mary Alice.
A vibrant colourful flora and fauna dance by the tiny tots had the audience enthralled moving in unison to the foot tapping rhythm.
Festivals are the indicators of the greatness of a culture. The students of classes 8 and 9 weaved on the stage a web of dreams portraying the festivals of India.
Next the ebullient students bedazzled the audience with the glimpses of some great personalities who radiated joy and hope to everyone in society with their creative expressions. A miniature dance drama painting the courage, determination and the faith of a tender aged girl, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, was showcased by the students across different grades.
This was followed by a satirical Hindi play with the much talked about theme ‘Swatcchta’. The play with excellent and perfectly arranged props and stage settings captured the attention of everyone present
Later, the Honorable Chief Guest enlightened the parents and the students with his kind words. Respected Principal, Sr. Mary Alice proposed the vote of thanks and acknowledged the efforts of the students and thanked the esteemed guests for their presence. The success and triumph of the spectacular show was made possible by the relentless effort of the teachers. Nearly 1200 students participated whole heartedly towards the success of the grand event which was really amazing. Finally the programme culminated with the Grant Finale depicting the fact that we Indians in myriad manners walk in unison beyond the horizon. The school choir with their mellifluous wonder was a treat to the audience who were enthralled throughout the evening until the rendering of the National Anthem.
The students celebrated their most awaited Teachers’ day on the 5th of September. The teachers were welcomed with a great applaud by students. The program consisted of dances, skits and musical band. With each performance the joy increased. The program ended with a special musical band for the dear teachers and a lovely lunch awaited them!
It was really a landmark event in Notre Dame School, Badarpur when the morning sun became the harbingers of happiness and glee when the Principal, Staff and students witnessed the grand Silver Jubilee celebration of two teachers, Sir Devasia and Nirupama ma’am. The program began with a festive fervour. It was really an exotic moment when two Jubilarians were welcomed along with the Principal and the other sisters of Notre Dame School.
The celebration started on a prayerful note invoking God’s blessing on all present for the occasion by lighting the lamp. A cultural programme was staged in their honour. Speeches, songs, colourful dances captivated the audience. The Jubilarians Sir Devasia and Madam Nirupama , were felicitated with flowers, bouquets and gifts from the teachers and the students as a token of love and gratitude for 25 years of dedicated and loving service rendered in Notre Dame. Family members of our distinguished guests were present for the celebration. The program was followed by lunch.
On 26th of July, 2017, the Student Council for the academic year 2017-18 was inducted. The function started with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal and the newly elected officers.
Sr. Mary Alice administered oath to the members of the student council. Sr.Mary Shaija, the School Manager honoured the students with the prestigious badges. All were accompanied by the martial beats of the drum and songs by the choir.
The Head girl and the Head boy thanked the students for reposing trust in them and asked for their support and co-operation throughout the academic year. The programme concluded with the school song……….. refreshments for all followed!
Student Council members
Head Boy : Aaron Justine – XI A
Head Girl : Eshita – XI A
Sports Captain : Abhishek Sharma – XI A
Vice Sports Captain : Anosh Polachan – XI A
Secretary : Aastha Sharma – XI A
Joint Secretary : Sushree Barik – XI B
Cultural Secretary : Sakshi Singh – XI A
Executive Members : Tushar Bansal – XI B and Elson James – XI B
Gandhi House Captain : Vishal – XI A
Vice Captain : Yash Aggarwal – X A
Sarojini House Captain : Anirban Dutta – XI A
Vice Captain : Sandra Simon – X A
Tagore House Captain : Ankit Bhatt – XI A
Vice Captain : Bhavya Tyagi – X A
Vivekanand House Captain : Neha Joseph – XI B
Vice Captain : Rohit Prasad – X C
“We have not inherited the earth from our forefathers but we have borrowed it from our children”
-Lester .R. Brown.
The actual good care of mother earth is taken by the labourers hence keeping in mind – Dignity of labour and respect for the labourers, Notre Dame students felicitated them on 1st of May, 2017.
The student council prepared a wonderful assembly which was followed by a medley by students of Std.IX. The helpers were gifted cards, flowers and cash with lots of love. Our Principal Sr. Mary Alice thanked them with folded hands and let them know, how very indispensable they are to the institute. She blessed each one of them!
April 17, 2017.
The C.I.S.F. unit of B.T.P.S. was here today to educate children on fire safety as we all know that fire is a good slave but a bad master.
They made aware the students of the different types of fire A,B,C,D and how to control each.
An essay competition for Std.IX-XII was conducted and a drawing competition for Std. IV-VIII on fire safety. Last but not the least there was a quiz for teachers too!
On the 10th of February, with heavy hearts the staff and students bid goodbye to their beloved Hyris ma’am.
An elaborate programme was organized for her. A special prayer service was conducted by the students starting with the auspicious lighting of the lamp accompanied with songs sung by the choir.
A cultural programme followed which had a correct blend of dance, skit, drama etc…. Bouquets, gifts and cards were offered with lots of love and regard for the long twenty-seven years of dedicated and committed service here at Notre Dame School.
A token of love in the form of a ‘memento’ was gifted to ma’am by Sr.Mary Nisha.
Hyris ma’am thanked and blessed all the teachers and students for the wonderful programme and gave good wishes to one and all.
Principal Sr.Mary Alice blessed Hyris ma’am and her family. She confessed that the school could run without the Principal for a month or so but not a day without Hyris ma’am …………. Ma’am you have been really indispensable to all of us……. God knows how we will do without you……….May God bless you.