Inviting the dignitaries for the function
Today was indeed an auspicious day as we had the inauguration of the School House System. The students were all ready and waiting for Fr. Rector, Fr. Principal, the Administrator and the Supervisor. They marched in to music and took their places at the back of the hall.
The dignitaries entering the hall
The compere welcomed the dignitaries and the students to the inauguration ceremony of the School House System and asked for the blessings of the Lord as we install the Leaders of the various houses. We began with the Our Father and then had the Pledge and the National anthem. The students then sang the School anthem with gusto.
The School Captain, Master Rudrash Azad, the Vice Captain Master Nigel Rodrigues and the others marched to the stage and took their places on stage. The House captains and vice captains were also accompanied on stage with their respective teachers in charge of the house.
The Red House Captain & Vice Captain marching to the stage
The junior Captain & Vice Captain marching to the stage
Those of the Yellow House marching to the stage
Next it was the turn of the Green House
The compere mentioned that World Environment Day was celebrated on the 5th June and as this year is the year of the Environment the school has taken as its drive for the entire year, 'Care For Creation'.
Each House then gave the meaning of their Colour, the mentor of their house and the element they would be focusing on.
The RED HOUSE would look at Conservation of Energy Resources
The BLUE HOUSE would look at Conserving the magic of Water on our planet.
The GREEN HOUSE would look at the Conservation of the Earth and
The YELLOW HOUSE would look at Air Pollution
After this we had the School Captain and the rest taking the oath in front of Fr. Godfrey D'Souza the Rector. Fr. Rector gave the School Captain and Vice Captain their ties.
The Principal was invited to hand over the charges to the various house leaders and to take their pledge. The Principal then gave the captains their ties.
The School Leaders
Fr. Rector giving the ties to the Captain & Vice Captain of the School
Fr. Crispino giving away the ties to the Class Leaders
Fr. Rector was then asked to declare the School House Systems Open. He then spoke to the students and told them of the exciting games that were going on and the teams that participated in FIFA. Some of the previous cup holders were already out of the tournament and were sad, disappointed and dejected as they were knocked out of this prestigious tournament. He stressed on TEAM: as Together Everybody Achieves More and asked each individual student to put his might into making his team successful.
Fr. Rector declaring the School House System Open
The students in rapt attention
After the ceremonies Fr. Rector together with Fr. Edwin the Administrator and the Supervisor went to plant a sapling in keeping with the school theme of Caring for Creation.
Caring For Creation
Mrs. Vidhya the Supervisor, Fr. Rector & Fr. Edwin planting a sapling