81st Annual Sports Meet 2014

St. Joseph’s Academy’s 81st Annual Sports Meet held on Saturday, 8th
November 2014 was the grandest and the most awaited event in the
school calendar. With Lt. Col. Raj Sangram Singh, Equestrian in the
17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014 and his wife Mrs. Deepika Singh as the
Chief Guests,  the meet, organised on such a large scale, became the
talk of the whole town.

The glittering opening ceremony commenced with the arrival of the

Chief Guests escorted by the smartly attired Guard of Honour. What
followed was a spellbinding fusion dance, a mix of graceful Kathak
with energetic Bhangra and thrilling Western dance by classes 9th and

The Walk Past by Junior School’s tiny tots of classes 2nd and
3rd charmed one and all. Each section of class 2nd was highlighting

the theme ‘In tune with nature’, followed by students of class 3 who
came up with inspiring messages like ‘Unity in diversity’, ‘Books are
magical’ and ‘Work is worship’ etc. Undoubtedly the most solemn part
of the ceremony was the Relay of the Torch by the school’s noteworthy
sportspersons, and the Athletes’ March Past.

The Chief Guest Lt. Col.
Singh administered the oath to the athletes, thereafter hoisting the
flag and declaring the Meet open, amidst thunderous applause.
The bevy of events for the day included 80m, 100m and 200m races,
4×50m, 4×100m and Invitational relays and the 3000m Cycle Race.
Interspersed among these were a mesmerizing and colourful Peacock
drill by the Junior school students, Mass PT, an extremely
well-synchronised Aerobics display and a heart-stopping Gymnastics
display. All drew hearty applause from the crowd, a fitting
appreciation for weeks of hard work.

As the students’ wild cheers rent the air, the athletes, with grit and
determination, raced to achieve victory and glory for their respective
houses. The most awaited event of the day, the Cycle Race, saw -  Yash
Chaurasia of Bergin house cinching the gold medal, while Devang Joshi
of  Dooley house stood second  .

As the event drew to a close, the school Marched Past in perfect
co-ordination, in time with the beats of the Brass Band. The
afternoon’s anticipation ended with the  declaration of the results.
Bergin remained the runner -up in March Past while Duffy clinched the
first position. The best Discipline Principal Cup was won  by Donovan
House. Dooley house missed the Champion House trophy by a very slim
margin yet were delighted enough to win the runner up trophy .Thus the
day’ s ultimate joy came to Duffy House that seized the much coveted
Champion House trophy.

While addressing the gathering the Chief Guest said,  ‘It’ s
heartening to see the alumni members so commitedly involved in the
welfare of the school.He appealed to the parents to let the children
grow through participating in extra curricular activities  , a variety
of which are pursued at St. Joseph’s Academy, the cradle of excellence

Mr. S. Gupta,  tbe Senior School coordinator presented tbe memento to
the Chief Guest .Thenafter the Principal, Rev. Bro. Dennis Joseph
proposed a vote of thanks .He further complimented the students,
teachers especially the PTI’ s including Mr. R.S.Rautela, Mrs. S.
Bajwa, Mrs. A. Mamgain and Mr. N. Bhandari and the ancillary staff
without whose efforts the event could not have been successful.Present
on the occasion were Bro. Sebastian, Bro. Benedict, Bro. Tommy, Sister
Greta and Dr. Daljiet Kaur .

It was exhilarating when the Josephites’ voice cut through the cool
evening air as they proudly sang the school song. The Meet was
declared close following the lowering of the flag, and all gathered
dispersed with the expectations of yet another exciting,
closely-contested Sports Meet the following year.

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LKG 2015-16

L.K.G. ADMISSION  – 2015-16


 (1)      The Prospectus-cum-registration forms for L.K.G. will be issued on 10th and                     

            11th November, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

(2)       Age : LKG   : Between 3 to 4 years as on 1st April, 2015.  

(3)       Submission of filled-in forms :

            Date  : 11th, 12th and 13th  November, 2014.

            Time :  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


            Enclosures : 1.Certified / attested Copy of the Birth Certificate

                                      2. Copy of the Immunization / vaccination card

                                      3. A Medical certificate in original from a registered medical practitioner

                                      4. Two recent passport size photographs of the child

                                      5. One recent passport photograph of the child with his /her parents

                                      6. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for local postage.


(4)       Birth Certificate : Only children who are registered within 3 months of their birth

will be considered.

(5)       The cost of the Prospectus-cum-registration form is `1,000/- (non-refundable).

(6)       Please fill up the Registration Slip before purchasing the Prospectus.

(7)       The Registration Form is not transferable.

(8)       All incomplete or falsely filled-in forms will be automatically rejected.

(9)       The Management reserves the right to admission.

             Note : There is absolutely no difference at all between those who purchase or submit

            their form first or last. Therefore, there is no need to rush on the first day.





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Annual Marathon 2014 – Sunday, 12 Oct’ 2014

The early morning darkness and the chill in the air could not deter the adrenaline charged Josephites gathered in the school playground clad in blue, white, red and yellow t- shirts for the Annual Marathon organised on 12 October 2014. The turning point for different categories were different : for Junior Boys- hotel Madhuban, Sub- Junior Boys- NIVH, senior Boys- Mussoorie Diversion, Junior Girls- Silver City And Senior Girls- NIVH.Zeal, vigour and excitement was writ large on the faces of all the participants. Nearly 2000 Josephies participated in the event .The marathon was flagged off by the Principal- Bro. Dennis .

The winners in different categories were:


1st      ATULYA J SINGH- VII E      2nd   AKSHAT RAWAT- VII E          3rd     SAHARSH KOTIYAL- VII F


1st      VANSHIKA ANAND- VI F    2nd    NIYATI KUKRETI- IV B         3rd      SAUMYA KATOLA- VI B






1st   AGARTHA JAISWAL- X E                2nd  ARUSHI POKHRIYAL- XI A             3RD   GAURI RAWAT- XII A

The event was a grand success due to the kind cooperation of the city administration and authorities including the C.O. city Mr. Pramod Kumar, the traffic police and the police department, the SJA alumni association, the PTIs and the teachers of St. Joseph’ s Academy . The refreshments were sponsored by Aviral Classes. Truly a delightful Sunday.

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SJA won Senior Boys Council Football Tournament

The final match of the Senior Boys Council Football Tournament was scheduled to take place on the 12th of September, but was postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions.

The match then took place on the 13th of September. Starting at 11 am in the SJA Big Field, St. Joseph’s Academy faced off against Moravian Institute in the final match. In the semifinals held on 11th September, St. Joseph’s Academy beat Carmen School, Dalanwala, while Moravian Institute defeated Doon Presidency School to proceed for the finals.

The chief guest for the occasion was Rev. Bro. Benedict, the Superior of the Patrician congregation. He kicked off the ball and declared the match open. Also present were Rev. Bro. Dennis Joseph, Principal of St. Joseph’s Academy and Rev. Bro. Tomy Verges, Principal of St. George’s College, Mussoorie.

The first half of the match saw no goals being scored by either team. In the second half, Moravian Institute’s Renpeishang scored the first goal. SJA however, had a brilliant comeback. Devang Joshi and Migmar scored one goal each and led to SJA winning the match as well as the tournament.

The prizes to the runners-up as well as the winners were given by Bro. Tomy Verges, Principal of St. George’s College, Mussorie, Mr. P.K. Gupta, Headmaster of Moravian Institute and Bro. Benedict. Present on the occasion were the PTIs of Moravian Institute as well as St. Joseph’s Academy -Mr Dara, Mr. S. P.Joshhi, Mr. Pramod Mr. Pushpak, Mr. D.Bhandari. Mr. R. S. Rautela and Mrs. A. Mamgain . While giving a vote of thanks, Bro. Dennis appreciated both the participating teams as well tbe coaches and the referees who remained tirelessly involved in the event.He didn’t forget to mention the rigourous training given by the SJA team coach Mr. D. Bhandari that brought the team its much desired victory

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Council Football Tournament -2014

The Inter School Council Football Tournament being played at the St.Joseph’s Academy entered its second week with a  series of exciting and closely contested matches. In the first match, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy beat Doon Cambridge School by three goals to nil. Nikhil scored two goals and Shubham scored one goal for the winning team while Aditya found the back of the net for the losing team. In the second match, the hosts St.Joseph’s Academy routed Doon Blossoms School by six goals to nil. Madhav Dobhal, Migmar Tsethar and Shrey Dabral netted twice each for the winning team. In the third match, Moravian Institute defeated Guru Nanak Academy by three goals to one. Akash scored twice and Thania scored once for the winning team while Himanshu scored for the losing team.
In the fourth match, Carman School, Dalanwala defeated Touch Wood School by three goals to nil. Tenzing, Siddharth and Abhay netted once each for the winning team. In the last match, Seven Oaks School defeated Hilton School in a closely contested match by three goals to two. Nipul scored twice and Sachin scored once for Seven Oaks while Priyanshu and Abhishek found the back of the net for Hilton School. Altogehter, the day’s matches provided enjoyement and entertainment for the spectators

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Counselling session at SJA

On the  1st of August  , 2014 a counseling session was held at St. Joseph’s Academy,  organized by the SJA Alumni  Association and the School Management for the students of the Middle School.  The main purpose of this session was to educate the students about the problems faced by them during adolescence which is very essential in today’s life. Dr Reena Ahuja , a famous Gynaecologist and Dr Geeta Khanna , a renowned pediatrician not only talked about building self confidence in a child but also discussed various methods to cope with their problems . The session for the girls was held in the audio- visual room while the boys were counseled in the school Auditorium . The esteemed doctors along with the school counselor Dr Preetima  Verma covered  the sensitive issues like the physical changes , emotional changes and peer pressure . This was followed by a question answer session  in which the students freely shared their experiences . and the problems faced by them as teenagers. At the end the guests were presented mementoes by the Principal , Rev Bro. Dennis  Joseph  and a gift hamper by the Alumni Association.

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J.L. D’Souza Memorial Inter-School English Debate

St. Joseph’s Academy organised the 11th  annual J.L. D’Souza Memorial Inter-School English debate competition on 23rd August 2014 at 10:15 am in the school auditorium. The debate is held annually in the memory of late Mr. J.L. D’Souza who served SJA for forty long years.

Seven schools participated namely Convent of Jesus and Mary, The Asian School, Summer Valley School, RIMC, St. Mary’s School, The Doon School, St. George’s College and SJA. Being the host school, SJA merely participated but did not compete for the trophy or individual prizes. This year the participating schools were allotted pseudonyms based on the names of flowers  to ensure anonymity and fair judgement.

The event began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest Rev. Bro. Benedict, community leader and Rev. Bro. Dennis, principal of St. Joseph’s Academy. Rev. Bro. Xavier, Vice-Principal of SJA also graced the occasion with his presence.  Dr. (Mrs.) Daljeet Kaur, principal of Patrician College of Education, was a special guest for the debate. The esteemed judges for the event were Mrs. V. Kalia, Mrs. J. Mehta and Mrs. N. Ojha. Gauri Rawat and Mallika Arora compered the event and Ayushi Lamba , the chairperson was assisted by Divyansh Piplani and Shourya Shukla.

The motion under discussion was “India’s ‘Unity in Diversity’ is a farce”. The debate commenced after an hour of brain-racking session. All the participants spoke with conviction and confidence.

After two hours of compelling arguments from all the speakers, the result showed that there was a tie between Aayushmaan Choudhary of St. George’s College and Deeksha Chandra from Convent of Jesus and Mary for the position of the Second Runner-up speaker, the First Runner-up speaker was Vrindam Nagpal of The Doon School. The Best Speaker as well as the Best Rebuttal was bagged by Tejasvi Singh of Convent of Jesus and Mary. After shining in the individual category, Convent of Jesus and Mary was adjudged the Best Team.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by the Principal, Rev. Bro. Dennis.

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Bro A M Keogh Football Tournament 2014

The third day of the Keogh Memoial tournament being played at SJA
remained packed with energy,  thrill and excitement . The first semi
-final was played between Wynberg Allen and Nirmala Intercollege
Mussoorie in which the former team won the match by 2-0 . Tha second
semi final was played between SJA -A team and Summer Valley school
which was won by the latter by 2-1 in the penalty shoot out yet the
team was disqualified due to certain reasons  . Thus Wynberg school
and SJA -A  emerged as the finalists. The final match between these
two teams  commenced at 11.30.a.m. Both the teams showed great skill
and vigour while playing yet Wynberg Allen won the final by 2-0 .Thus
the Keogh memorial tournament came to the end . Addressing the
gathering the chief guest,  Dr. Biala  congratulated  the winning as
well as the other participating teams for their commitment and
sportsmanship.  He was of the opinion that the youth should
enthusiastically participate in sports.  The winning team was awarded
an amount of Rs. 5000 and the runner up team received a cash prize of
Rs. 3000. The proceedings of the day  ended with the vote of thanks
given by Rev. Bro. Dennis, Principal of St. Joseph’ s Academy .He also
lauded the ceaseless efforts of the supervisors, groundmen, referees
and the PTI’s due to which the tournament became a real success.

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The 3rd day of the great cutural extravaganza at SJA unfolded plethora of activities ranging from movie making, folk dances,  classical dances, duet singing and English Dramatics etc. The function commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Principal Rev. Bro. Dennis .The first event was  movie -making competitionon on the  theme  ’Water’ .The event was judged by Mr. Prashant Arora and Mr. Sudarshan Juyal who were impressed seeing the enlightening movies prepared by the students. Next in line was the  heart -throbbing group Folk Dance  performances ably judged by Mrs. Namrata Walia, Mrs. Ila Kumar and Mrs Roy.Ensuing the folk dance
came the solo Indian classical dance performance in  which the performers with their exquisite footwork and expressions left  the audience spellbound. The well – scripted and well enacted comedy  plays like  ’The Girl Next Door’ ,  ’Hotel 4o Towers’ ,’Shots in the Dark’  and  ’My Fair Lady’   in the English Dramatics proved that the school has no dirth of    budding actors and writers .
In  duet singing the melodious rendition of the Hindi  songs  like  ’  Har kisi ko nahi milta’ , ‘Bol na halke halke’  etc by the performers of all the four houses mesmerized the gathering. Then came  the much awaited event of the day,  instrumental music. The audience was charmed by the infectious energy and tempo of the instrumental music .Last but not the least was the Western group dance that left the gathering just asking for more .Such was the magical effect of the cultural week that noone realized when the events came to the end .With butterflies in the stomach, the students eagerly waited for the results that brought the ultimate glory to  Duffy house that won the Champions’  Trophy, very  closely followed by Dooley house that won the runners- up trophy. All in all seeing the  best house win  by the end of the day, exuberance was writ large on every face . 
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