Primary Section 2011-2012

Student Activities - Primary Section 2011-2012

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 Nos.
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 packets.

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 Kashyap.

Special Assemblies: On special occasions we have Special Assemblies.
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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