ST. RAPHAEL CO-ED SCHOOL
86/2, Jatkhedi, Misrod, Bhopal (M.P.) - 462047

Raphaelite's Day Celebrations (29th  September, 2019)

 

On 28/09/2019, Our School witnessed a magnificient virtuosity through the medley of music and dance. Enthusiastic and gracefully talented Raphaelites projected their skills with immense spunk and exurbance. Loud applauses reverberated in the audtorium that encouraged the participants to secure the epitome. It was indeed a tough job for the judges to choose the winner amongst the clouted knacks. Raphael's "Choreographer of the Day' tiltle was bestowed upon Sinchal Nagar of yellow house and her team.

 

         

 

Inter House Chat Show-Primary Section (31st August, 2019)

 

An Inter-House chat show for class II to V was organized on 31st August 2019. The show was conducted in three rounds. The topics were (i) what role will you play as an individual reducing pollution during celebrations?  (ii) Can we replace teachers with robots? (iii) Is internet better than books ?

The chat show was conducted in a very interactive way and the team participated with great enthusiasm. They skillfully answered the questions asked. The winners of the chat show were Green House. The second position was bagged by Yellow House and third position was bagged by Blue House ILM activity awards were also given to the students for performing well in their speaking skills. The show was very informative and knowledge enriching for the participants as well as audience.

 

                  

 

Independence Day Celebrations (15th August, 2019)

 

Freedom from all that is enslaving us would make our independence more radical and only when individuals progress, the nation will truly move towards new heights of freedom. With this note we started the Independence Day celebrations marked with a number of competitions centred on the theme of ‘Patriotism’ and our Heritage.The little larks who competed with each other to showcase their patriotism through patriotic songs did steal the hearts of the audience.Folk dance competition depicted the traditional folk culture of the North Indian states Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and South  Indian States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in the most prestigious manner.

Famous Freedom fighters who fought with their lifes for our Independence were remembered with love and respect through the forceful enactment of the participants of the fancy Dress Competition.Beat Boxing was an innovative competition that did win the appreciation of the students and staff. Each participant proved himself / herself as a Beat Boxer with synchronised beat with their lips.Thematic Dance presented by the seniors was self motivating as they enigmatically urged the audience to give up but continuously put forward their best foot until they achieve.It was truly a proud moment for all the Raphaelites when Mr. Sonu Solanki, one of the Judges applauded the hard work and said that all these competitions were fit to participate at National levels and every performance was truly mesmerizing.

 

                 

 

Inter School Debate Competition (10th August, 2019)

 

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, arguments and debate.

Debate is an important tool to develop linguistic acumen in language learners. Following the same vision, the school sent its team which participated in the Inter school debate Competition which was held at Carmel Convent Sr. Sec. School, B.H.E.L., Bhopal on 10/08/2019 under the aegis of Bhopal Sahodaya Complex. The topic for the debate was ‘Artificial Intelligence – Is it a threat?’

66 students from 33 schools of Bhopal city participated in the event. Palak Boolchandani and Somya Patel represented St. Raphael Co-Ed School, Bhopal. It was a proud moment for the school when Palak Boolchandani was awarded the best speaker for the motion. The speeches of both the students were well acknowledged and well received. Palak in her speech spoke on how technology has crippled human beings; and their intellect and intelligence while Somya expressed her view on how AI has made life easy and simpler. The exposure was a great learning experience for the upcoming debaters.

 

 

 

Story Telling & Poetry Competition (Hindi) (31st July, 2019)

 

To enhance the confidence and speaking skills of the budding stems, the school on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 organized on Inter house Hindi Story telling Competition for the students of Class I and II and the topic was "Varsha Ritu". Hindi Poetry Competition (Kavi Sammelan) was for the students of class III, IV and V. The topics were "Mera Bachpan, Meri Pyari Dadi Maa" and "Sapno Ki Udaan". These young story tellers, poets and poetesses were amazing in their performance. They used a variety of props to make their stories and poems interesting, lively and creative. India is known for its multi culture, tradition and customs. To bring out the patriotic feelings among the students there was a House Board decoration Competition for Classes I to V, based on the Theme - ‘My India My Pride’.  The students put their much effort to prepare the board beautifully and creatively. They all performed enthusiastically and kept the judges and the audience enthralled.

 

           

 

Parentation Orientation Programme(27th July, 2019)

 

St. Raphael Co Ed School organised a Parent Orientation Programme on 27th July 2019 for the parents’ of classes 1 to 12. The focal point of this orientation was an interactive session on “Positive Parenting” felicitated by Dr. Pooja Mehta who is a renowned and experienced counsellor. Through her dynamic and motivating session, she enlightened the parents regarding the importance of setting a routine for children and striking the right balance between disciplining a child and giving into his/her emotional needs. She opined that education is a joint venture and commitment of teachers, students and parents which would lead to learning that is effective and lasting.

The chief guest for the occasion, Shri V S Rai, an eminent personality in the field of education in his motivating speech laid stress on setting goals with positive mindset and smart work with a blend of sports/outdoor activities for a successful life.

The event was made colourful with the musical and thematic dance, depicting the necessity for a balanced role of teachers’ and parents’ in educating the child. This occasion became memorable with the felicitation of the Board and class toppers of the academic session 2018-19. Everyone present could feel vibes of pride and happiness of the parents who walked up to the stage with their wards to receive mementos, certificates and cash prize. While congratulating the students and their parents, Sr. Violet - the Vice Principal called on every parent to provide emotional security to the children which helps in their healthy development causing eventually to replace negative behaviour with positive ones.

The programme ended with a Plantation Drive – participated by parents, teachers and students joining hands with the Education Department in their initiative to make Bhopal Green and Cool.

 

           

 

Investiture Ceremony - Secondary Section (29th June, 2019)

In order to scale the heights and reach the pinnacle of success, St. Raphael Co-Ed School, Bhopal always strives to inculcate a sense of responsibility and commitment among the students with their heads held high, ready to shoulder responsibilities as leaders.With the beginning of the new academic session for the year 2019-20, an investiture ceremony was organized on the 29th June 2019.

A spirit of unity and dynamism filled the air as the Grand Ceremony commenced with the lighting of the auspicious lamp of knowledge followed by the soulful rendition by the school choir seeking God’s blessings. The newly elected student Council took charge with epaulettes, pledged to work earnestly and uphold the honour and glory of the institution. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Sr. Ancilla. The Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports captain and House captains stood tall while holding the flags of the school as destiny prepared itself to bring in many more laurels to the institution. The Vice Principal Sr. Violet in her speech guided the children to adopt four things in life – have an ambition, set goals that one wants to achieve, have a passion and enjoy what one does. She motivated the students to exert positive influence in the lives of the people around in spite of all the challenges life throws at them.

With the flags held high and leader standing tall, the ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the newly elected Head Boy Ankit S. Pillai.

         

Teacher Capacity Building Programme (13th & 14th June, 2019)

 

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.  Kahlil Gibran

Labenese artist and writer Kahlil Gibran’s quote applies well to the role of a teacher. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Inspiring and informed teacher is the most important, school related factor influencing student achievement.

Having recognized the crucial element of teacher development, well designed, innovative teacher training sessions were held on 13th & 14th June, 2019 that helped further enhance their teaching skills.

Two day workshop on capacity building was held. The first day workshop was on Developing Life Skills.  The resource person Mr. Pankaj Kothari beautifully defined the term life skills as the abilities which help learners to be successful in living a productive life. Through an very interactive session which included debates, discussion and games teachers were taught and made to understand the importance of team work and positive attitude. Teachers were told how they need to understand the perspective of the students and to plan their activities accordingly.

Day two workshop was on emotional intelligence. The resource person was Mrs. Pooja Mehta motivational speaker and councellor. She emphasized on the fact that essential skill involved is self – management. Knowing others is intelligence Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. When you are empowered you build a proactive approach to emotional intelligence first with your awareness and then a natural flow of self management. 

              

 

Investiture Ceremony - Primary Section (11th April, 2019)

 

Leadership is a quality which is nurtured and has its seeds sown in childhood itself. To instill the quality of leadership and sense of responsibility at a very young age, school celebrated its first Investiture ceremony of Primary Section on 11th April, 2019.

The Chief guest for the ceremony was Dr. Umesh Chandra. He has served as a Nodal Officer to various National Health Programmes and is presently working as Chief Medical Officer in Narmada Trauma Center, Bhopal.

The Ceremony began by evoking the presence of almighty with a prayer song followed by taking of pledge and conferring of badges to the newly appointed student council. Making the ceremony more vibrant Junior choir and students of Primary section gave a colourful dance performance and sang an inspirational song to mark this occasion memorable for all. The performances were appreciated by the Chief Guest. He said he loved being in school after years and urged the young leaders to uphold the values of school and inculcate good habits like reading newspaper to improve their reading and speaking skills.

Speaking on the occasion, the school vice principal congratulated the newly appointed council members for their preparedness to take up the responsibility entrusted on them. The entire programme was anchored by Ms. Hemlata Bisht & Ms. Neha Dubey. Vote of thanks was proposed by the academic coordinator of the Primary wing Ms. Preeti Malviya. Heartiest congratulations to our newly elected council members.

        

 

 

Fruit Activity (5th April, 2019)

 

With an objective to create awareness about the importance and competition of fruits in our regular diet the students of class I & II celebrated fruit day on 5th April, 2019.

Students came dressed as fruits and spoke few lines on why they like eating that fruit. The teacher also explained the importance of fruits intake in diet for their mental and physical growth. The tiny tots also learned about the smell, colour and texture of various fruits. All the children were found to be quite thrilled to participate in the activity and they enjoyed having their favourite fruits with their friends and teachers.

       

 

Thanksgiving Day Celebration (9th February, 2019)

 

Gratitude can transmogrify mundane days into thanksgiving, convert tedious jobs into merriment and metamorphose ordinary opportunities into blessings and gratuity. Keeping this sagacious thought in mind, class V of St. Raphael Co-Ed School, Bhopal decided to add another feather to their hat by expressing gratitude towards parents, teachers, support cadre and all those, who indulged into bequeathing comprehensive development on these blossoms of St. Raphael, in the form of a thanksgiving ceremony.

A tree never fails to anchor in the ground while it grows closer to the sky.  Ergo, the penchant for the modest value of expressing acknowledgement, makes the stars of achievement shine with radiance. As class V students graduate from primary school league and ascend to the high school league, they majestically extend their warm appreciation to their alma mater, who has played a pivotal role in the development of their personality, behavior, proclivity and disposition on the virtue of compassionate ethos, which can be channelized to be the pillars of the magnificence of their success in future.

             

 

 

Graduation Day Ceremony (26th January 2019)

 

ST. RAPHAEL CO-ED SCHOOL, BHOPAL, conducted 3rd KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION CEREMONY, on 26TH January, 2019.The transition from pre-school to the primary school is undoubtedly a significant stage in a 5 year old. The programme was meticulously planned keeping in mind the personal bond the school shares with both the children and their parents. The celebration was based on the theme "Life of Dr. Kalam". The inspirational life story of Dr. Kalam a gallant fighter since his childhood and his bravery to face challenge with a smile.The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. Shrikant Bagi who is the parent of Sarvesh S. Bagi & Siddhesh S. Bagi of Class KG-II A & B.