Annual Day means a formal or official social gathering organized yearly by the school. It's that one time in the year where most of us feel all is right in the world. Annual Day helps in exposing each student to both Indian and other world cultures. The annual day, apart from building bridges across cultures, also empowers the student community to cut across artificial divides of country and religion and gain a global perspective on world affairs.
A person is not born responsible,but becomes so by shouldering responsibility.Investiture ceremony signifies the same,when members of the newly constituted council take oath of office to own respnsibilities and carry out their duties with utmost sincerity and diligence.
Nativity is conducted beautifully before Christmas Holidays. Students of different classes participate with great enthusiasm.Christmas Carols, full of joy and exhilaration fill that day with Christmas cheer.Students perform , play and dances depicting the importance of sharing and love. This program is incomplete without the presence of Santa Claus. Santa Claus comes riding on rain's sleigh. He brings toffees for the students.Students are filled up with joy.
"Sports teaches us that its good to compete, good to achieve, good to sweat, good to get dirty and tired and feel fit, fine and refreshed." Martina Navratilova
Keeping in mind the spirit of a true sportsman, St. Thomas School organises Annual sports meet.The event is marked by a string of spectacular performances presented by the students.The athletic events are also held which includes track events and other events like sack race, three legged race, under the table, blow the balloon, dress up and run, etc. The athletes sprint their way around the track and left us all astounded with their prowess. The winners of the events were awarded with certificates, medals and trophies.
The school toppers of Class XII and CGPA 10 Achievers of Class X are also felicitated. Some teachers were also felicitated with the Best Teacher Award for their outstanding contribution rendered to the school.
Every year on sports meet or annual Day,to encourage the students St. Thomas management awards the scholarship of Rs 5000 each to four meritorious students of class X . This scholarship is awarded in the fond memory of our founder father,His Grace Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios.This is our way of expressing our gratitude to his garce Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios for his contribution in making St. Thomas School what it is today.
Our school organises "Spello 'O' Philo, a fun filled Inter School spelling competition in memory of His Grace Job Mar Philoxenos (Former Metroplititan of Delhi diocese and Vice president of St. Thomas Schools).
Spell 'O' Philo is a modest tribute to His Grace Job Mar Philoxenos and a befitting platform for logophile i.e. WORD LOVERS . The importance of spelling has been questioned in recent years. Since it's an era of Facebook and What's App, where acronyms live, the very idea of spelling seems to be waning away. At such a juncture, we must not forget that learning to spell not only helps to cement the connection between spelling and reading comphrehension but also enables the learners to master basic language, Language competence beyond threshold level is certainly sheer pleasure and indulgence. Spell 'O' Philo is a unique contest for students that checks and also challenges their spelling proficiencies. .
Spell 'O' Philo has a unique format and the process makes the entire contest quite engaging for the participants. The stage One or the Preliminary Round of the contest is a written test which screens all participants in the form of dictation. The winners move on to the semi-final round which is a worksheet based round. Teams which get shortlisted for the finals on the basis of their performance would compete for the coveted trophy and the cash prize.
.Winners get a a rolling trophy,cash prized of Rs. 10000 and mementos.The Second runner gets cash prize of Rs. 5000 and mementos and the third runner gets a cash prize of Rs 3000 and mementos.
Indeed Spell 'O' Bound kindled a magnetic attraction towards language
St. Thomas School, Indirapuram conducted Youth Parliament for the year on 31st August at 09.00 am. It was an event which saw the students participating enthusiastically from Classes IX to XII. The parliamentary procedure and the list of business in the Lok Sabha was mocked upto the utmost precision.
At the outset, the comperers started off welcoming the guests and everyone present. The Chief Guest was Mr. Amit Kumar, Bureau Chief (Hindustan Times). Later the Marshalls announced the arrival of the Speaker and the proceeding of the House was started by Oath of affirmation taken by the newly elected M.P.'s This was followed by the Speaker, the P.M. and the leader of opposition paying tributes to Dr. Abdul Kalam who departed as a part of obituary references. The house stood in silence for two minutes. After this, the question hour started and different ministers holding key portfolios were grilled on various areas of developmental activities in the country. Later, the adjournment motion was moved by leader of opposition Ms. Apoorva who moved the motion to discuss an important issue of the amendment of Juvenile Justice Act. The debate went on with both the treasury benches and opposition expressing their point of views. With the motion not getting much approval, the house moved on to the list of business for that day i.e. presenting of the Land Acquisition Bill 2015. Ms. Nargis, Minister for Rural and Urban Development presented the bill. The ruling party was bent upon moving the bill to the next reading, thus discussing it strongly. After the debate on it, the Speaker announced that the list of business for the day is done and that in the second reading clause-by-clause discussion would take place on the same.
The audience enjoyed the discussion, debates, counter debates, Sher- O-Shayaris in between the conversations.
The Chief Guest later on expressed his views and appreciated the maturity with which the students conducted themselves. He told that he sees a bright citizenship participation at the school level, where in the students are educated and enlightened about things around them which makes them elect good leaders for the future.
This event was well organized and well executed.
St.Thomas School,Indirapuram hosts the inter school competition for the kindergarten wing every year. Students from classes Nursery and Prep from various NCR schools participate with full vigor and enthusiasm.