Combined Christmas Celebration at SJA

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Christmas Celebrations at SJA

Christmas Celebrations at SJA


Christmas brings gaiety in the minds of the children .Celebrating this spirit of Christmas St. Joseph’s Academy held a Christmas programme in the school auditorium on 20th of December.

The revelling began with the junior school tiny toddlers mesmerising the audience with their well choreographed steps of `Angel Dance’. Next was The ‘Nativity play’ depicting the life of Christ. The actors charmed the audience with great portrayal of events surrounding Jesus.

The festivity of Christmas didn’t stop but continued when the Garima Lal, of Class IX  led us in the Prayer .The school auditorium reverberated  with the enticing tunes of ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Joy to the World’ sung by the senior school choir. The ‘Nativity Play’ presented by the students of Class IX literally transported the audience to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus and his miracle working power. The wonderful light and sound effect added charm to the show and transformed the stage into a fairy land. Vivacious dance performances by the junior and senior school students also added to the zest to the function. When Santa Claus entered the auditorium he was welcomed by the enthusiastic students. He spread mirth and distributed toffees making the atmosphere celebratory.

Bro. George appreciated the participants and complimented them for putting up such a marvellous show. He said “Jesus was born in this world to spread the message of unconditional love and forgiveness.’ The function ended with everyone swaying to the tune of’ `Feliz Navidad’, present on the occasion were Bro. Sebastian and Bro.Dennis.

 This event could not have been a grand success without the diligent work put in by Ms.S.Hassan, Ms.K.Singh, Ms.P.Soloman, Ms.G.David , Ms.R.Bison,  Mr.S.Das,Mr.S.Dogra Mr.P.Bhandari and Mr.D.Nautiyal. The event was compered by Ojaswita Negi, Garima Lal, Tanushree Thapa, and Shubhangi Agarwal.

In the morning assembly Bro.George gave a memento to Mr Shamsher.S.Thakur, an auxiliary staff member and appreciated his service and honesty towards work. He retired after working for 18 years in the school.

On 18th December the class 11th students of our school organised a farewell party for the Class 12th students. It was a grand event where the students danced to the rhythmic tunes of the D.J. During the event some of the students showcased their talents which won them laurels and appreciation. Some of the awardees are:

Rock Star- Yashasvi Juyal

Prince Charming- Prashant Pawa

Miss Elegant- – Aanchal Singhari

Rock of the Day- Karan Dodi                           Dancing Queen-Shruti Narang

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It was a bright, sunny, an ideal day for the event like Sports Day and SJA  organised it on 16th November with a lot of fanfare. The event showcased the immense sporting talent of the athletes and their endurance level.

The event commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Mr. Dinesh  Agarwal, Honourable Minister for Planning, Youth Welfare, Sports and I.T.

The first event was the Relay of Olympic Torch run by leading athletes of all the houses, followed by the Flag hoisting by the Chief Guest.

The Vice Principal Bro. J. Dennis administered the oath to all the athletes. After which the meet was declared open by the Honourable Minister.

The track and field events included a number of standard races like 80 mtrs, 100 mtrs, 200 mtrs and races in different categories. These races witnessed loud cheering from the spectators who egged respective athletes of their houses.

The junior section of our school organised a number of rib tickling fun races like clown race, tunnel race Hippty Hop etc. saw the tiny toddlers  scuttling along the tracks.

In a benevolent gesture towards the underprivileged children the school organised a number of races like Jalebi race, Lemon race, Banana race etc. This was done to motivate and hone the skills of these athletes. The participating schools included Unnyan Shiksha Kendra , Akil Bhartiya Mahila Ashram and Bal Bhawan .

Dressed in dazzling white uniforms the students of Class IV and V mesmerised the audience with a well synchronised P.T Display.

After a few events we came to the end of the morning session where the Chief Guest gave a speech, applauding the school’s spectacular performance in all spheres and said” SJA is a true temple of education as it aims at the all round development of its students who not only make a mark in academics but also add feathers in the school cap by winning laurels in co-curricular activities including sports.”

The proceeding of the events held in the afternoon were graced by the presence of Mr S.Raju Senior I.A.S officer who is the Principal Secretary Education in the Uttarakhand Government.

 In the afternoon session the most awaited event of the day the cycling race was held which created ripples in the audience.  In a tough competition Yash Chaurasia of Bergin house, Siddharth Dangwal  of Duffy house and Hakkam Singh of  Donovan emerged first ,second and third respectively.

This was followed by an immaculate march past by all the students where all the students marched on the well orchestrated beats of the school band leaving the audience spellbound.

The Best Athletes of the school were awarded by Mr. S.Raju  .The names of the awardees are:

1.       Sub Junior Boys Praveen Kumar Duffy House

2.       Sub Junior Girls Prerna Dobhal  Donovan House

3.       Junior Boys Malay Gatherwan Donovan House

4.       Junior Girls Srishti Rawat  Dooley House

5.       Senior Boys  Devanshu Dobhal Bergin House

6.       Senior girls Nandini Raj Dooley House

  After this Doonvan and Duffy house were declared The Best Marching House and the spectacular performance by Donovan house won them the Principal’s Cup.

Few moments later Bro. A.J. George proposed a vote of thanks in which he appreciated the students as well as the teachers for making the Sports Day a truly grand event. Finally the flag was lowered and the Chief Guest declared the Sports Day closed. The event concluded with the singing of the school song.

This event could not be a grand success without the diligent work put in by the school PTI’S Mr. D .Bhandari, Mr. V.S.Rautela, Mrs. A.Mamgain and Mrs. S. Bajwa. The commentators of the event were Mrs.Sheetal Negi and   Mrs.A. Dobhal.

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The three day cultural extravaganzaa marking the Annual Day celeb. culminated in a grand style at the SJA. There was festivity, rejoicing and gaiety in the air.
HUNDREDSof proud parents with juniors in tow this evening fully filled up the expansiveJunior School ground with a seating capacity of 5000 as the 80thFounder’s Day extravaganza of St. Joseph’s Academy figuratively began withfireworks. The evening was symbolically launched with the release of 80

colourful balloons that flew skyward and soon disappeared yonder.



 The spectacular event is spread over twodays in order to accommodate nearly 4000 plus parents.


Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna was the chiefguest while Brig AK Vyas, head of the Academic Department, Indian MilitaryAcademy, the guest of honour.

Pl. Refer   ACTIVITIES   section for details……………….
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SJA scores HAT TRICK as best co-ed school in the state

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In  commemoration of  SJA completing 80 years, the school will be releasing a special edition of our news letter covering these 80 glorious years. Articles from parents, teachers, ex-teachers , students and the ex-students discussing their experience and memories with this institution will be incorporated in the issue. We invite the articles to be mailed to our magazine 

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by 20th September 2013.

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The Milestone – SJA bags Overall championship 4th time

The cultural extravaganza called ‘Milestone’ , an annual fest  organised by St. George’s College, Mussoorie on 10th August 2013 saw SJA winning the overall trophy fourth time in a row. Immensely talented students from 18 reputed  schools of Mussoorie and Dehradun like  SJA, CJM School;Mussoorie, CJM School; Dehradun, Welham Boys’ School, Welham Girls’ School, Waverly Hills School, Doon International School, Summer  Valley School, Hopetown Girls’  School etc. participated in a number of competitions organised in the fest.The event commenced with a short welcome speech by Rev. Bro.Christopher, SGC.The gruelling crusade to win the overall trophy began with Dumb Shiraz  in which Devika Kapoor, Pragya Barfal and Sahil Rizvi won thunderous applause and seized the first position.Shikhar Gupta bagged first position in Photography Competition .
Tickling the funny bone of the audience,  Vaibhavi Dhasmana  won 2nd position in  ’Just A Minute’ .The Quiz Team comprising Anshul Mehta and Kartik Thakur secured the 2nd position. In Art competition Jaskiran Narula, Rishi Sebharwal and Piyush Mathur grabbed the 2nd position.In Western Group Song  Competition and Fusion Dance Competition the Josephites managed to secure 2nd and  3rd position respectively.As the evening drew to a close, SJA unequivocally emerged overall winner and clinched the  ’Champion of the Champions’ trophy 4th time consecutively .Joy And exuberance was writ large on the faces of the Josephites as their dear Principal Rev. Bro.A. J. George and the Vice-Principal Bro. Dennis were also present there to share their moments of glory.
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