Games / Activities
The academic year 2011 - '12 saw the reappearance of the
House System in the Primary Department. This time there was
a small difference. The House System encompassed the entire
Junior Section, that is, from Preparatory to Class Five. The
boys were obviously excited and went through the stages of
election and in due course the House Representatives were
elected from all levels.
Along with the House System came a lot of activities and an
entire week devoted to the same. This was from 1st August to
5th of August, 2011. A great many activities were planned
level-wise for the children and they were kept busy and
entertained the whole week. No academics were encouraged
during this week. A lot of talent came through and the
winners were awarded certificates. Some of the activities
were as follows: Painting, Drawing, Essay writing in English
and the vernaculars, Elocution, Quiz, Antakshari, Kho-kho,
Chess, Flat races, Story-telling, etc.
Another major activity of the Junior Section is the Blue 'n'
White Inter-School Football Tournament. Started
approximately twelve years ago, we still have a good turnout
in terms of number of schools taking part. This year we
hosted six schools and the finals co-incided with the last
day of the activity week.
On a minor but not less important note we have the
intra-school football tournament. This tournament brings out
the talent in the boys, whose names become available for
selection for the Junior section 'A' or 'B' teams. The
intra-school football tournament is available for levels
three to five only.
It is well said by Kahlil Gibran - "You give but
little when you give of your possessions. It is when you
give of yourself that you truly give."
We at, St. Xavier's Collegiate School (Primary Section) are
trying to do some good for the poor, orphans and those in
need. We had a group of eight boys who take care of this
service during the academic session 2011-2012. They are:
Rajdeep Gope from Class 5 A
Keegan Kennedy from Class 5 B
Arnold Richards from Class 5 C
Abu Ahmed from Class 5 D
Daniel Zafar from Class 4 A
Raunak Sethia from Class 4 B
Yash Bajaj from Class 4 C
Varun Bapat from Class 4 D
On 27th June, 2011, they had collected 2976 old
newspapers from Classes 2 - 5. The class teachers had
collected 5 old newspapers from each boy and kept a record
of the total number. The boys were given a week to make
their contribution. Our social service boys collected these
newspapers from each section and stored them.
On 29th June, 2011, the Sisters had come from St.
Joseph's Home and our boys helped to carry these papers to
their van. Maximum papers were collected by Class 3 D - 570
On 15th July, 2011, we had collected 644 Maggi
packets worth 10/- per packet for Asha Niketan. The maximum
number of Maggi packets were collected by Class 4 C - 65
Other than these, we have collected old story books from
children for schools mostly at villages who can't afford to
buy story books for their children.
God has taught us to be generous because God himself has
been generous to us. So, we need God's blessings and
everyone's well wishes to help our society in our small way.
The Magic of Assemblies
Assemblies are a part of our daily curriculum. We have our
Assemblies on Day 1 and Day 4. Each Assembly is scheduled
for 8 to 10 minutes. We started our Theme oriented
Assemblies, based on different levels or groups, from the
21st of June 2011. These Assemblies have not only brought
out a lot of talent but also helped the students gain a
great deal of self-confidence. They have moulded the
students to be confident on stage and also made young minds
aware about so many unknown facts and aspects. For an
instance - Assemblies on Thanks giving, Golden Manners,
Reading, Smiling, Parents, Need for Prayer have taught the
boys to be more disciplined and conscious in life. Each
Assembly has a theme, a prayer, a song or a poem, a speech
or a concept and any chart or graffiti. The Vice-Principal
leads the Assembly with the Lord's Prayer and it is
concluded with the School Anthem. The Class Teacher is
responsible for preparing the boys and training them for the
same. The Music teacher, along with other teachers, help the
Class to prepare for their respective Assembly.
We have three groups or levels for a set of assemblies and
also three different co-ordinators for the same. The 1st
level ( Classes prep - 1 ) is looked after by Ms Caroline
Anthony, the 2nd level ( Classes 2 - 3 ) by Ms Victoria
Nasser and the 3rd level ( Classes 4 - 5 ) by Ms Karishma
Special Assemblies: On special occasions we have Special
House Day Assemblies - These are Assemblies which are
related to any House or the Patron of that House. In these
Assemblies the House Representatives and Boys take part. The
House Teachers actively get involved in training the boys
for such kind of Assemblies.
Prayer Services - These Assemblies offer Special Prayers for
someone. Recently we had a Prayer Service for Late Ms Marie Chatelier, our previous Prefect, who took her heavenly abode
on the 17th August 2011.
Assemblies for Special Occasions - Special Assemblies are
held on Special Occasions, such as on Rabindra Jayanti,
staff farewell, Children's Day etc.
An Assembly not only helps a student gain confidence but
also helps a teacher come up with creative and innovative
ideas. It is a way of motivating the whole Class and
bringing out the very best.
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