Welcoming the festival of lights the students of Secondary Section unfolded their creative abilities in a string of activities. Various competitions were organized for the students of classes VI – XI. The students of class VI engaged in Diya Decoration Competition. They displayed their creativity by decorating the earthen diya beautifully. Pooja Thali Decoration Competition was held for class VII and Curtain Hanging Competition for class VIII. Students of class IX had Lamp Making while class XI showed their creative talents in making Torans and Bandanwars.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. – St. Francis of Assisi
This Diwali we encouraged the students of classes IX – XII to think about support to charities that take care of people in need.
Students of class XI & XII visited Apna Garh Ashram I & II on 14th &15th Oct. 2019 along with their class teachers and distributed the items that they had collected and interacted with the members. Class X had taken up the initiative to visit the Old Age Home ‘Shanti Niwas’ on 16th Oct. 2019 and learnt the lesson that its not enough to be just compassionate but we need to act. They distributed rice and sugar packets to the members helping the elderly. On 17th Oct. 2019 students of class IX A also took initiative by collecting grocery items and visited Shri Harikrishan Welfare Society a charitable trust that runs a 24 hr. kitchen in order to help the patients of PBM Hospital. This Pre-Diwali social visits with caring and sharing moments instead of using crackers was the to help the students of Sophia Sr. Sec. School, Bikaner in building a strong bond of brotherhood in the society.
Hindi Poetry Recitation Competition was organized for the classes VI – IX. The children prepared themselves with different poem on topics like Women Empowerment, Water Conservation, Patriotism, Value Based and so forth giving a tough competition to each other. It not only inspired everyone but also promoted the importance of group effort and oneness.
Dr. Anil Sharma was invited to the school morning assembly for a talk on health and hygiene. He spoke to the girls about the importance of developing good eating habits and promoting good family values, the importance of respecting the elders and seeking their blessings early morning. He spoke extensively on the harms of packed food, junk food and street food. He laid stress on eating fresh homemade food to stay healthy. Later, he also demonstrated the correct method to wash hands and how vaccinations are important for the future of our country.
On 4th October 2019 there was a special assembly conducted by the students of class VIII B in the honour of the centenary year of Sophia Sr. Sec. School, Ajmer the first school established by our Founder Rev. Bishop Henry Fortunatus Caumont and Mother Mary Matilda in the year 1919. They came all the way from France to bring a revolution in the female education of Rajasthan .
We also celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis was a 12th century. He is known for his extra ordinary humility, poverty, charity and his extreme love for nature and animals. MSA Sister follow the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi.
2nd October 2019 a very auspicious day for all the Indians. Today Sophia Sr. Sec. School, Bikaner celebrated Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary as well as the Jayanti of Lal Bahudur Shastriji’s on this occasion a special assembly was conducted by the students of class VII. The assembly highlighted the importance of KHADI as well as the use of Jute bags as Poly bags are harmful to nature and mankind.
Students took an oath to save water as every drop of water is precious and life without water cannot be imagined as it is our basic need. Saplings were planted all around the campus keeping in mind the motive of clean and green India. Beside this, information regarding Art Integrated Education was imparted to the students as a part of new education policies importance of moral education was also highlighted. A short skit on religious integrity was presented by the students. There was a true spirit of patriotism in the air. The assembly filled everyone’s heart with the feeling of responsibility towards the nation.
According to Francis Bacon travelling is a part of education. An excursion is not just a pleasure trip; it enhances the knowledge of the students beyond the four walls of the classroom. To provide such an enriching experience to students an annual excursion was organized for the students of classes XI & XII in the first week of October i.e 29th Sep. to 4th Oct. 2019 students were taken to Amritsar and Chandigarh. It was to provide them solace and help them form an escape route from the tedium of their nerve wrecking hectic schedule of activities. Their visit to Golden Temple and Wagha Border were enjoyed by them. Students were mesmerized by the panoramic view and the peace that prevail over there. Their visit to the Jallianwala Bagh filled them with the feeling of patriotism and pride. They developed love for nature and got real happiness when they got a chance to visit Penjour Garden and Sukhna Lake. Sightseeing and shopping enrolled them all to such an extent that it reviewed their fatigued spirits. In totality it was a fun filled enjoyable and a memorable trip for them.
The feast day of our principal Sr. Leena was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. The day began with a prayer service. Teachers expressed their affection by offering prayers, singing feast songs and presenting cards and bouquets.
Students of class VIII B organized a special assembly on the occasion of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Through their assembly they highlighted that 14th Sep. 2019 is celebrated as the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Cross is the ultimate symbol of Christ love, victory, humility and sacrifice. Jesus Christ gave his life for mankind and asked God to forgive those who were his prosecutors. This shows that He is the ultimate epitome of love. M.S.A Sisters truly reflects the values of cross through their vocation. They have made the cross shine on the barren hills of Rajasthan through female education and social work. The students emphasised that it is their privilege to be a small part of their glorious journey.
The birth of a girl child is a celebration in itself. Saving the girl child is like saving the whole mankind. So, on 7th September 2019, the school authorities organized a special seminar to celebrate the value and respect of girl child. The seminar started with a special assembly conducted by the students of class VIII C. It was followed by a speech by Mrs. Poonam, Mrs. Sapna and Mrs. Dolly. The teachers gave important and useful tips to maintain and regulate life properly. The seminar came to an end by a motivational speech by our Sister principal. The students came forward and expressed their views which was followed by the students taking an oath to stay hygiene, stay away from mobile phones and to be proud of being a girl.
In the primary section a special assembly was conducted by the students of class V – B. Students inspired all giving examples of highly empowered Indian women.