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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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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TOPPERS ISC / ICSE 2012

  

  ICSE TOPPERS 2012 ( X)          
1 JAHNAVI SRIVASTAVA 94 97 100 100 100 98.2
2 LAVANYA TANEJA 90 98 99 100 99 97.2
3 ADITI SINGH 92 98 99 96 100 97

TOTAL STUDENTS APPPEARED AND PASSED: 253

   90% AND ABOVE :        106

  80% – 90%                :        91

  70 % – 80%               :        49

  60% AND ABOVE  :        7

ISC TOPPERS (XII) 2012 
 SCIENCE          
APOORVA 94 99 98 100 97.75
PARTH SATIJA 94 98 99 100 97.75
AKANKSHA KALIA 98 97 96 100 97.75
 COMMERCE          
NIHARIKA 97
AKUL GUPTA 96
SAUMYA AGARWAL 96

 TOTAL STUDENTS APPPEARED AND PASSED: 238

   90% AND ABOVE :        104

  80% – 90%                :        80

  70 % – 80%               :        35

  60% – 70%                 :        18

59% AND ABOVE    :        1

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THE SUMMER CARNIVAL 2012

The summer Carnival – 17th May 2012 ( St.  Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun)

Exuberance and Joy was written large on the faces of all who enjoyed the  “Summer Carnival – 2012” at St. Joseph’s Academy organized by the Alumni, Staff and students of the School.

The carnival was declared open at 2:00 pm by the honourable SSP Ms Neeru Garg , who graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Organised with an idea to provide an opportunity for fun and frolic, the carnival was packed with a large variety of amusement . The proceedings of the day began with ababy show that was held in different categories . The sight of the cute lkittle ones wearing unarming innocent smile anddressed up in colourful attires lef the onlookers charmed.

The students also didn’t lag behind and under the guidance and supervision of their Class Teachers put up their stalls of  different fun games including darting, hoopla, Tambola, light the candles, Break the Pyramid, Ring the Duck , fishing the bottle, ball in the bowl etc. The request corner was well prepared to cater to the needs of ardent music lovers who had the songs of their choice played ceaselessly.

SJA on this occasion  had organized a band competition to tap the immense talent of the students in which band groups of Unison World School, St. George’s College, Mussorie and the Redemption Group etc enthralled the listeners and received an overwhelming response. The popular eateries of the city like KFC, Kreamy  Icecreams, Dominoes etc had put up their stalls decked up with mouth-watering delicacies. To add to the mood and fervor , a jam session was organized in the School Auditorium to help the youngsters burn their extra calories as well as the floor.

Indeed the fun pool- The Summer Carnival – 2012 splashed the water of joy everywhere

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Champion of Champions – Milestone 2011

SJA EMERGE AS THE ‘CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS’

 The Milestone, an annual inter-school event hosted by St. George’s College, Mussoorie, was held on August 6th. A total of 14 prestigious schools of  Dehra Dun  and Mussorie participated in the mega event.

The show began with the lighting of the lamp by Bro. Christopher Dawes, the Principal of St. George’s, and the student representatives of all the schools.

 The Main events of the 11th Milestone 2011 were ;

  1. Just-A-Minute
  2. Quiz
  3. Ad-Bag
  4. Painting
  5. Quiz
  6. Hindi Solo
  7. Western Group Singing
  8. Choreography

 

The 1st event was “Just A Minute”, with the preliminary rounds of the G.K. Quiz and Art competition being held simultaneously. Rohan Joshi from SJA bagged the third position in “Just A Minute”, as did the Painting team. But the brilliant imagination of the Ad-bag team won them the second place. After lunch, Devika Dhoundiyal’s melodious voice won SJA the second position in the Hindi solo.  In the most-awaited event of the evening, the Western Dance, SJA stole the show with an exquisite performance and was awarded the shield for the best performance.

 These  remarkable performances  of the team earned them the grand “Champion of Champions” trophy for the third consecutive year..

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Toppers ICSE 2011

 

      ICSE 2011 

Toppers

       1. BHUVANYAA VIJAY   ………. 98%

       2. SANCHAR SARAN   ……..    97.6%

       3. YASH KUKRETI   ……….      97.4%

 Results

 No. of Students who 

                                       appeared for ICSE, 2011   ..   249 nos.

                                       passed with distinction  …    241 nos.

                                      scored above 90 % ………..    115 nos.

                                     less than 70%           ……….       nil

   School  Average                          …………       88 % 

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