The Investiture Ceremony
Santhome held its 8th Investiture ceremony on 3rd June 2015 with great enthusiasm. It marked a significant beginning of the new academic session. It was a solemn occasion where the young students were all prepared to the mantle leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted to them by the school.
The Cabinet members marched sprightly and majestically in synchronization with the beating of drum to the school ground for the proceedings. The principal administered the oath of allegiance whereby the cabinet members promised to discharge their duties honestly, sincerely and to the best of their ability. They promised to take the school to a newer heights and resplendence.
The Symbolic Inauguration of the Literary and Sports activities
A symbolic Inauguration of the Sports and Literary activities was held on the 3rd July 2015 by Rev. Fr. Saji by handing over the lighted candles to the captains of the various houses.
Sports and Games
Out door and Indoor games are given their due importance. To instill the spirit of right competition in the minds of students, together with the teachers are grouped into four houses for the purpose of sports and cultural competitions.
Annual Sports and Cultural Activities
The Sports day was inaugurated on 30th November 2015. The event began with the welcoming of the Chief Guest. The two days event was officially inaugurated by the chief guest Mr. Sunil Fulary, the Superintend of Police, Sangli District. The chief guest hoisted the sports Flag. He witnessed the attractive parade by the students. This was followed by a torch run by the sports champions representing four groups. The Sports captain then took the oath on behalf of the participants. The inaugural speech was delivered by the chief guest, who stressed on the importance of sporting spirit. The Tablue represented the various civilizations of the world like Indus valley civilization, Chinese Civilization, Greek Civilization and Egyptian Civilization. They added more colour and charm to the day. It was indeed a spectacular view. All groups performed with great zeal and unbeatable competitive spirit.
Education and competition are the two universal ingredients of all human cultures, in fact, all spheres of life. Keeping this view in mind and for the all-round development of the personality of the child Santhome school conducts such events in the school every year. This year, the inter-house cultural competition was held on 6th and 7th of November 2015 for classes II-X. The participants put their best foot forward that even the judges found it difficult to judge. The event was concluded on a high note with the tough mind-blowing group dance competition.
A FIELD TRIP
To facilitate vibrant synergy of ideas through the environment students are taken beyond the confinement of classrooms so as to provide them learning beyond the text books. Class X visited Sangli Aluminium Extrusions Pvt.Ltd. They witnessed how the wide range of profiles such as windows, doors, facade curtain wall, ladder, solar power, Electrical profiles such as flat bars, Round pipes etc. are manufactured in this firm.
Dilasa- A Home For Hope
Classes VIII& IX had a short visit to Dilasa Bhavan, a centre for mentally challenged and HIV/AIDS positive children run by the Snagli Mission Society. Those staying there are on a journey of rehabilitation in to the community, a meaningful life. For those who live there, is the last stop in the search for hope and a new start on life. Yes, Dilasa Bhavan is the hope for the hopeless. It is indeed a home where these children find hope and help them live the life with all the dignity of a human being. The issues and challenges faced by vulnerable HIV positive/ infected children are unimaginable, their plight unfathomable. They struggle for acceptance and recognition by the society. A Home like Dilasa serve this purpose of the above mentioned children. The radiating smiles on their faces revealed to us that they are taken care well and that they are very happy over there.
We really appreciate the entire Sangli Mission Society and especially the Priests and nuns who look after them for opening such centres and serving the humanity. It’s a great service indeed. The students were taken up by the dedicated service of the priests and nuns.
Tours and excursions
To facilitate vibrant synergy of ideas through the environment students are taken beyond the confines of classrooms so as to provide them learning beyond the books.
Santhome has always aimed at the holistic development of students. The co- curricular activities therefore, go hand- in- hand with academics. The school conducts many co- curricular activities in the ongoing academic session like, music, dance, debate, yoga, abacus, karate etc. The co- curricular activities provide children the opportunities to showcase their talents.