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 

e-mail id. – sja.mag@gmail.com 

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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THE 3RD DAY OF THE CULTURAL FEST AT St. JOSEPH`s academy remained packed with abundant fun and Excitement. The cultural programme included competitions in a  a number of activities serving a high dose of entertainment. The chief guest for the occasion  were the principal Rev.Bro George and vice principal Bro.Dennis.

                The  competitions were judged by different eminent virtuosos, maestros in their respective fields. The Inter house movie making competition saw an enthusiastic participation and movies like “poverty in dehradun” and “ coca cola project” touched the hearts of one and all present In the movie making Duffy house outshone the other three houses whereas Bergin house took the lead in the folk dance competition. The English dramatics competition that included plays like The Sherrif`s kitchen,Inspiration ,Chaos at the Enchante Academy and The hysterical historical Trojan War were widely acclaimed. Next in the line was  Hindi duet song competition in which Devika and Kanwar of Dooly house bagged the first prize.

Soon the auditorium was reverberating with the rocking music and groovy and peppy tunes played by the house bands. The well synchronized and graceful steps of the western dancers of all the four houses  won  them thunderous applaud .

Duffy bagged the first position in the instrumental music whereas , Donovan seized the first position in Western Dance competition.

Addressing the students the principal praised them for putting their b est foot forward and for showing a professional approach to the event .

At the end of the day Dooly House was leading with  ,followed by Donovan house ,Duffy House with 247 points and Bergin House with 185 points. Eventually Dolly House lifted the cock house cup . Addressing the students the principal praised them for putting their best foot forward and for showing a professional approach to the event .

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Investiture Ceremony and St. Joseph’s Day 2013

St Joseph’s Day and the Investiture ceremony for the Senior  School and Middle School  Council members was celebrated today at St. Joseph’s Academy. The Chief Guest for the occasion were Brig Sanjay Ahuja, President  Cantonment Board  and Mr Arvind Dwivedi , CEO Cantonment Board , Clement Town.           

Mr Bhupinder Singh Kandari graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour . Mrs Sushila Rawat was also present as a special Guest. After the Prayer by Tanya , the ceremonial lamp was lit by the Principal , The Vice Rp9incipal , The Chief Guests and the Guest of Honour.

It was followed by illuminating speeches made by students and a skit highlighting the life and teachings of St. Joseph . The well choreographed prayer dances on songs like St Joseph tere  jai ho and Krishna O Krishna and the rhythmic rendition of Reach for the starts left the audience spell bound. Now was the time most awaited and most esteemed moment of the day ie the  Investiture Ceremony .

 Exuding confidence and with hearts full of commitment and devotion to school and each other, first the middle school students marched up the aisle to take the pledge administered by the Principal. Soon after it the Senior School Students Council  followed suit pledging to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. The programme also included a power point presentation highlighting the various feats achieved by the ex Josephites . the names of the two deserving students, who received a scholarship from the school were also announced on the occasion. Addressing the gathering the chief guest said Life is action create your path and keep moving  ahead . you are the creator of your own destiny.

Lastly the Principal presented mementoes to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour  and also proposed the vote of Thanks. He also credited and congratulated the parents of the Council members for giving best grooming to their children that enabled them to be perfect role models. 

The Council members

Head Boy : Utsav Thapliyal

Head GIRL : Jahnavi Srivastava

House Captains

Dooley House : Aditya Singh Bisht, Lavanya Taneja

Bergin house  : Paras Barthwal, Chesta Dhawan

Donovan House : Suyash Vishnoi, Aditi singh

Duffy House  :Siddharth Dangwal, Gauri Saxena

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St. Joseph’s Academy, Junior School conducted the investiture ceremony on 26th April, 2013, in the school auditorium. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Rev. Bro. George and Vice Principal Rev. Bro. Dennis. This was followed by a payer dance. The Oath was administered by the Junior School Coordinator Mrs. S. Hasan and the Prefect badges were pinned by the Principal Br. A.J. George and the Vice Principal Br. Dennis.

            In his closing address Bro. George congratulated the parents of the newly elected leaders and stressed on the qualities that defines a true leader and asked the young office bearers to inculcate the same. He also congratulated and appreciated the parents for being ideal role models. During the course of the event, a beautiful cultural programme was also presented by the junior students which was much appreciated by all present. Mrs. Rekhi thanked the parents, Mrs. Yadav, Mr.Rautela, Mrs. Namrata, Mr. Rijo and all the staff members for their support.

The following young leaders were declared as the office bearers –

HEAD BOY – AVI VADEHRA                

HEAD GIRL -  DIVYANSHI UNIYAL                                    


DUFFY HOUSE -      ARYAN BARTHWAL                      









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The Josephites got another opportunity to showcase their immense talent on 31 JANUARY 2013 when the school organized ‘Activity Day’ for classes VII and VIII. The function began with the arrival of the Chief Guests Principal Rev. Bro. A.J. George .
The hindi as well as the English choir and instrumental groups of both classes won the thunderous applause for themselves leaving the audience g for an encore.

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Republic Day celebration at St. Joseph’s Academy

India is the largest democracy in the world. Its journey down this glorious path began on 26 January, 1950; when it finally became a republic.

   This red letter day was celebrated with great fervour and zeal at St. Joseph’s Academy. The chief guest for the occasion was Shri S.C.Mamgain, D.I.G., I.T.B.P., Uttarakhand, who hoisted the national flag with the Principal, Rev. Brother A.J. George along with the reverberating tune of the National Anthem being played by the school band.

   Thereafter, Kevin V. Daniel led all in prayer; followed by a mesmerizing prayer dance by Jahnavi Bhatia and Swarmayee Maratha of class VI. Tanya Agarwal and Gauri Bansal delivered an enlightening speech infused with patriotic fervour. Students of class VI dressed as various freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Indira Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rani Laxmibai; quoted their famous slogans which stirred the entire nation during pre-independence days.

   The middle school choir then presented a harmonious medley of patriotic songs such as ‘World Anthem’, ‘Saare Jahan se Accha’ and ‘Choro kal ki Baate’. After this, the audience was treated to a vibrant dance performance.

   The Chief Guest in his addressal emphasized the significance of our ethos and their conservation. Quoting beautiful inspirational lines from a hindi poem, he motivated the youth to realize their duties as citizens of this great nation.

   Lastly, the Principal proposed a vote of thanks to the chief guest and applauded the great job being done by I.T.B.P. He also inspired the students to opt for defence services to help protect the country and its hard earned freedom.

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