The Christmas Celebration at school was a big hit this year. With the students being around to participate, the entire school got drowned in happy festive vibes. The celebration had various performances exhibited to the students through a pre recorded event. As it is said by Will Ferrell, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” The students and teachers participated in the singing of Christmas carols, while a few students performed a marvelous skit.
But Christmas is, of course, also a season of goodwill; and our students realised how tough it can get for so many homeless people out there. Hence, the school volunteered in a selfless act by donating winter clothes, which were donated by students, and helped transform the lives of many people over the holiday season.
With new plans and aspirations to restore normalcy to school life, we hoped the new academic session would commence with all the students back in school. However, due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, our hopes were shattered. Recently, we have had our students attending physical classes in school. On their part, the students are showing excitement about the new journey by coming dressed in the school uniform on time and all set for new learning each day.
By its high blow, the pandemic made the education system across the world go through a paradigm shift. Online examinations had become a new normal, until the school decided to conduct the Pre-Board Examination for classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 offline with all necessary precautions and safety measures.
With the aim to spread happiness and joy, the primary school celebrated Navratri by organising a dandiya and garba event on October 9, 2021.The students, parents and teachers were all dressed up in traditional Gujarati attire and danced to the rhythmic dandiya beats through a virtual celebration.
Online teaching and learning has become a brewing trend in the education sector across the globe since a year and a half. It was challenging for the teachers to acclimate to the rat-race world of technology bounded by time. But did that stop us? Certainly not. The school celebrated the efforts of teachers on this teacher's day on a grand scale. The young Paulines participated with full heart and zest in the virtual teacher's day celebration, initially conducted by student-teachers of various grades and later by the teachers themselves. Later, the teachers participated in fun games, competing with each other for exciting rewards. One is never too old for playoffs and prizes!
The online classes did not dampen the spirits of our young citizens while celebrating the 75th Independence Day of our nation. The week was marked with interesting competitions across all grades- from patriotic skits to declamation competitions, from colourful posters to mask paintings, the students revelled in national pride. They were all dressed up as national leaders which added to the patriotic fervour.
Online teaching and learning had brought with it not only several deliberations and challenges, but also creative work and a door to new possibilities. Nothing prevented us from celebrating Saint Paul's Day this year. The day dedicated to prayer service in the honour of the liturgical feast of St. Peter and Paul is observed as Saint Paul's Day by the school on June 29 every year. The entire event was aired live through the school YouTube channel for all the students and parents to witness the grand celebration from the comfort of their home.