SJA wins Bournvita Regional Quiz contest

Once again SJAs Quiz team proved its mettle by winning the Bournvita Quiz contest regionals held recently in the Survey Auditorium at Hathi Barkala. The event saw participation of 44 reputed schools from in and around Dehradun including The Doon School, Brightlands, Summer Valley School , DAV , Scholars Home etc. Each school was represented by 3 teams . After a mind boggling and grueling knock out round, six teams managed to reach the finals, in which, the team faced dazzling array of questions on ‘Super heroes’. The Josephites including Kshitij Bisht, Sagar Bhattacharyaju, Raghav Narang, Vedant Vora, Suryansh Singhania, Mubarak Mehta exhibited their vast knowledge. Not only did they impress everyone but also emerged as the winners of the quiz. Kshitij Bisht and Sagar Bhattaryaji will now take part  in the finals in Mumabi after the next phase of video conferencing with winners of other schools. The quiz was organized by Derek O’Brien and Associates  Mr Darren Rose and Shane hosted the quiz. The school team was escorted by Mr Craig Temple. Principal Rev Bro. A.J. George congratulated the team which thanked their principal for his ever inspiring attitude

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DDCSA Senior Boys football Tournament

On the third day i.e. thursday the 6th of september 2012, Dehradun
council senior boys football tournament,four matches were played.The
first match was played between Cambrin Hall and Summer Valley school.
Summer Valley was defeated by 1-0.The goal was scored by Aman Bisht in
42nd minute.
In the second match, Morovian International School played against
Indian Cambridge.The results saw Morovian International emege
victorious by 4-0. The first goal was scored by Thiaina in 4th minute
,second by Tenzing in 16th minute, third by Rinsei in the 20th minute
and fourth by Aaron in the 40th minute.
The third match was played between Carmon School (prem nagar) and Guru
Nanak Academy.Carmon won by 2-0. the first goalscorer was Adesh in the
20th minute and second goal was by Lokesh in the 56th minute.
The fourth match played was between Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy and
Col. Brown Cambridge School. Col. Brown won by
3-0 in which all the goals were scored by Surasek.All the teams did their best.

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SJA CELEBRATES TEACHERS DAY WITH ZEAL

The Alumni Association and the students of SJA organized a wonderful function on the 5th of September 2012. To express their gratitude and to appreciate the past and present teachers of SJA

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by a short  prayer by Bhuvanyaa Vijay. The students then presented an array of spellbinding performances which included a duet by the Milestone band and Fatal ambush a medley of old hindi songs , a humorous skit and a vibrant contempory dance . The highlight  of the show was dance.  The highlight of the show was the surprise gifts given by the Alumni to various teachers and a power point presentation showing clips of the interviews of various teachers. The senior most teachers were presented special tokens of appreciation by the Alumni Association. These teachers are :

Mrs Kalakoti, Mrs. Y. Lal, Mrs. X. David, Mr. K. Raj, Mr. R. P. Shukla

Last but not the least, the Principal Rev. Bro. A.J. George gave a vote of thanks to the Alumni and the students for putting up a remarkable and memorable show. Tan old students Mr. Greg Mann also appreciated the sincere efforts of the organizers on the occasion were the ex teachers of SJA as well.

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SJA qualifies for the National finals of Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition Finals

In the semi finals of the Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition held on 17th August in  Ann Mary School, St. Joseph’s Academy was represented by Bhuvanyaa Vijay and Jahnavi Srivastava in the Senior Category. Amidst tough competition from 10 other schools like Welham Girls’ School,  The Doon School, La Martinere’s for Boys , Lucknow, City Montessori School , Lucknow Auckland House School, shimla etc , SJA was adjudged the Best team.

Bhuvanyaa was ranked the Best Speaker and Jahnavi was adjudged the 2nd runner up speaker. They have made SJA proud by qualifying for the National Finals for the second consecutive time

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SJA celebrates the 66th Independence Day with fervor

SJA celebrated the 66th Independence Day with immense zeal and fervor. A special assembly was organized to commemorate the great deeds of our freedom fighters and to rejoice the much loved freedom.

The chief guest for the occasion was Group Captain Onkar Nath who hoisted the flag which was followed by the rhythmic rendition of the national anthem. Lavanya Taneja compeered the programme which included inspiring speeches by Aditi and Yash Aggarwal, a patriotic song by the students of the middle school, and an enthralling dance performance by the students of senior school.

Addressing the gathering the chief guest Group Captain Onkar Nath spoke highly of the impeccable character, intellect and great political acumen of our freedom fighters and encouraged the students to imbibe their qualities. He was confident that India would be an excellent country to live as God has gifted her with abundant natural resources. The programme concluded with the mellifluous singing of ‘ Vande Mataram’ replete with immense patriotic fervor.

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SJA LIFTS THE MILESTONE TROPHY FOR THIRD CONSEQUTIVE YEAR

 Another glorious feat was achieved by Josephites in Milestone 2012, a cultural extravaganza organized annually at St. Georges College Mussoorie. The event saw participation of more than 20 prestigious schools of in and around Dehradun, viz. All Saints’ College  Nainital, CJM Waverly , CJM Dehradun,  Welham Boys, Welham Girls, DPS Dehradun etc. Competitions were held in a number of categories like singing, dancing, painting, etc.

        The soul stirring voice of Vibhor Takkar and Devika Dhoundiyal easily won the first prize in the Hindi duet. Western Song group including Rohan Oberoi, Shubhangi Singh, Rohit Rastogi and Prerna Gaur ably supported by lead guitarist Anhad Singha, bass guitarist Sushant Gakkar, Ajeya Saxena and keyboard player Paritosh Anand enthralled tha audience with its mellifluous singing, and clinched the first prize.

        In Just a Minute, another entertaining Competition, Naman Bhatt regaled the gathering and bagged the second position whereas Akshita Choudhary, Shrishti Chauhan and Falguni Aggarwal won second prize in T-Shirt painting competition. Amidst tough competition, the school dancing choreography team and quiz team also earned immense applause and managed to secure third and fourth positions respectively.

         Eventually, SJA emerged as the Champion of the Champions for the third consecutive year and was awarded the much coveted shield and the overall trophy. Dr. Suhani Sabarwal, a senior teacher of the school was also awarded a token of appreciation by the host school. The team expresses gratitude towards the escort teachers and above all the school principal – Rev. Bro. A.J. George for his unflitting support and guidance.

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Bro E.T. Dunne English/Hindi Debate

Bro. E.T. Dunne Memorial Inter-House Debate competition is one of the most awaited events at SJA. This year the fourth edition of this Debate Competition was organized on 4th August 12 in the school auditorium. The lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Rev. Bro. A.J. George was followed by the reading of the rules by the chairperson , Utsav  Thapliyal. Unlike the preceding years , this year the debate was in the prepared speech format and not extempore. The motion under fire in then English debate  “ The Education System Today is producing youth with high percentages but low morals. Each debater spoke with immaculate precision , aplomb , conviction and passion. The esteemed judges for the occasion were Mrs Veena Kalia, Mrs Poonam Sood and Mrs Vinita Sood. The event was compered by Paras Barthwal and the time keeper was Vaibhavi Dhasmana.

The English Debate was soon followed by a well contested hindi debate . The motion in the house was ‘ Relaity show Bachchon ko Dishaheen Kar Rahein Hain ‘. The chairperson for the occasion was Aditya Singh Bisht and the competition was compered by Lavanya Taneja . The standard of the debate being too high , the judges Mrs Kamleshwai Prasad , Mrs Poonm Chawla and Dr. Sudha Godiyal found it challenging task to choose the best speakers.

After a fierce battle of wit and oratory , the following participants enmmerged winners in the different categories.

Inter House English Debate

Best Speaker  :Bhuvanyaa Vijay – Bergin House

First Runner Up : Shalvi Garima Negi, Bergin House

Best Rebuttal : Bhuvayaa Vijay – Bergin House

Inter House Hindi Debate

Best Speaker Shubhankar Gaur  Dooley house

First Runner Up :Shubhankar Mittal – Bergin House

Best Rebuttal  : Shubhankar Gaur Dooley House

The Best Team in the Hindi Debate was from Donovan House.

Overall trophy was won by Bergin Hot. use. Lastly Bro. A. J. George applauded the students for their zealous participation and pre.oposed a vote to thanks to all.

Yesterday, ie 3rd August 2012 , Bro. E.T. Dunne Inter Class English Debate  was organized for classes VI to VII and the Topic was “ Computers will soon replace teachers in class rooms “ The result were as follows :

Class VI   1.  Tanya Aggarwal

                2.   Ambika Negi

Class  VII 1.  Siddharth Aggarwal

                  2. Shubhangini Singh

Class VIII 1. Kriti Goyal

                 2. Suryansh Singhania

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Bro. Keogh Memorial Inter School Football Tournament, 2012

Second Bro. Keogh Memorial Inter School Football Tournament, 2012 was organised on 3rd  and 4th August 2012. The Tournamnet was inaugurated by the Principal Rev. Bro. A.j. George on 3rd August 2012. Ten teams from different prestigious schools of Doon participated in the event which were St, George’s Mussorie, Wynberg Allen, Mussorie  Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Carman , Doon International , host school St. Joseph’s Academy etc Admist tough competitions,  teams of SJA and Wynberg Allen, Mussorie reached the finals in which Wynberg Allen clenched the Winners cup.  Adwait Deo and Tenzin Lodo from Wynberg Allen and Shubhang  Balodi from SJA scored one goal each. The matches were organised by the PT department of SJA SJA Alumni association awarded a cash prize of  Rs 5000/- to the Winning Team and Rs 2000/- to the Runners up Lastly, Bro. A.J. George proposed a vote of thanks and congratulating the winners observed that such events promote true sportsmanship in students.

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CULTURAL PROGRAMME….CLASSES II AND III

 

 THE JR. SCHOOL OF ST. JOSEPH’S ORGANISED A CULTURAL PROGRAMME, WHICH SAW THE STUDENTS OF CLASSES II AND III , DISPLAYING THEIR SKILLS AT DANCING, ACTING AND SINGING WITH GREAT PROFICIENCY.

THE PROGRAMME COMMENCED WITH THE LIGHTING OF THE LAMP BY THE CHIEF GUEST, PRINCIPAL REV. BRO. GEORGE. A GRACE FUL PRAYER DANCE BY THE GIRLS OF CLASSES II AND III, INVOKED THE BLESSING OF THE ALMIGHTY AND ALSO SET THE STAGE FOR THE  PERFORMANCES FOR THE DAY. THE BUDDING ACTORS STAGED AN ENGLISH PLAY, “DAY FOR NIGHT IN ULTAPUR” AND A HINDI PLAY “JUMMAN MIYA KA PAJAMA” WHICH  LEFT THE AUDIENCE IN AWE OF THEIR ACTING ACUMEN!  THE STUDENTS OF CLASSES II AND III MESMERISED THE GATHERING WITH THEIR MELLIFLUOS SINGING AND  ELECTRIFYING DANCES. THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF FAIRYTALES CAME ALIVE IN THE FANCY DRESS SHOW PUT UP BY CLASS III, AND GRANDMA COULD HAVE GONE ON AND ON FOR EONS WITH HER TALE, HAD TIME PERMITTED!!!! THE STUDENTS OF CLASS II , HAD EVERY FOOT TAPPING AND EVERY ONE HUMMING , THE TUNE OF A PEPPY ACTION SONG, “ LISTEN TO THE MUSIC”.  THE SYNCHRONISED WESTERN DANCE ON THE JUNGLE SONG, LEFT EVERYONE SPELL BOUND AS THEY WATCHED THE CHILDREN WHIRLING AND TWIRLING EFFORTLESS TO THE PULSATING BEAT OF THE SONG.  THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A FOLK DANCE BY A VIBRANT  RAJASTHANI FOLK DANCE BY THE GIRLS OF CLASSES II AND III.  THE CHILDREN ALSO PUT FORTH AN ACT DEPICTING THE SOLIDARITY OF INDIA, WITH VANDEMATRAM PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND.THE HIGH VOLTAGE PERFORMANCES, CAME TO A BEFITTING FINALE WITH THE MUSICAL BALLET……”.I LOVE THE RAIN”, PUT TOGETHER BY THE STUDENTS OF CLASS II. THE MUSIC, THE THUNDER , THE LIGHTENING, THE SONGS , THE DANCES , THE DRAMATIC EFFECTS…..YES THE ENTIRE ACT WAS TRULY A TREAT TO THE EYES AND EARS. THE CULTURAL PROGRAMME WAS A PERFECT BLEND OF CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, SKILL AND HARDWORK PUT TOGETHER.

REV. BRO GEORGE APPLAUDED THE STUDENTS OF CLASSES II AND III FOR THEIR SCINTILLATING PERFORMANCES AND CONGRATULATED THE TEACHERS FOR ENSURING AN UNPRECEDENTED PARTICIPATION BY THE STUDENTS. HE ALSO GAVE AWAY THE PRIZES TO THE WINNERS OF THE RAKHI MAKING COMPETITION WHICH WAS HELD THE PREVIOUS WEEK.

THE JR. SCHOOL COORDINATOR, MRS HASAN, PROPOSED THE VOTE OF THANKS. ALONG WITH HER TEAM OF COMMITTED STAFF SHE SPECIALLY THANKED THE PARENTS AND THE GRAND PARENTS FOR THEIR CONTINUED AND WHOLE HEARTED SUPPORT . SHE THANKED BRO. GEORGE , FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING HER AND HER STAFF MEMBERS TO MOTIVATE CHILDREN TO DISCOVER THEIR TALENTS AND ABILITIES, ALONG WITH EXCELLING IN ACADEMICS.

THE PROGRAMME CONCLUDED WITH THE SINGING OF THE SCHOOL SONG………….THE JOSEPHITES SANG IN UNISON WITH PRIDE FOR BEING A PART OF “THE PEARL OF THE VALE OF THE DOON”.

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Activity Day classes 9 & 10

Activity Day class IX & X - A cultural extravaganza :

The  Activity day for classes Ix and X was organized at St. Joseph’s Academy on 28th July 2012. The event saw zealous participation of the students . The proceedings of the day began with arrival of the Principal Bro. A.J. George and the Vice Principal Bro. Dennis.

First of all, Aishwarya Raju of class X led the gathering in prayer. The different mesmerizing performances by students of class X included a solo English song by Ritika Gusain , ‘Numb ‘ by Linkin Park sung by the English Choir , Instrumental , a comical Hindi play – Savitri 2012’ and a rib tickling English play ‘ Mind Your Language.’ The powerful rhythm and quick tempo of the Marathi Lavni dance and Western dance performances left the senses swinging to the beats .

Class IX students also availed the opportunity and left no stone unturned in proving that they are pocket –dynamos of SJA. The scintillating performances consisting of a number of soul-stirring songs and dances regaled the audience. The humerous Hindi play – ‘Andheri Nagri chopat Raja’  and the English play – ‘the Villa For Sale’ exhibited the vast reservoir of aplomb and artistic skills hidden in the students,. The foot tapping dance performance on the Rajasthani folk song – ‘Rangeelo- kharo-Dholana’ impressed everyone present . the nimble and quick moves and stunts of the students in the western dance won wholehearted applause from the audience including the parents of the participants who had pride writ large on their faces.

Lastly, Rev  Bro. A.J. George applauded students active participation in th programme that saw mor than three hundred students from both classes shedding their inhibitions and putting up their best to make the event a success

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