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Inter-House Quiz Competition at WGS, Patuli

15th May, 2017

 

On 15 May, Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli, hosted its annual inter-house senior quiz competition in the Gillian Hart auditorium. It was held between the four houses – Hart (Red), Verghese (Blue), Roberts (Green) and Grieff (Yellow). Three students from Classes IX, X and XII represented each of the four houses. The quiz mistresses were Mrs J.R.C. Ghosh and Mrs S.V. Rajah. After a short prayer the participants introduced themselves. Questions related to current affairs, science, sports, music and many more were fired at the students and they showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions.

The quiz that kept the participants and audience deeply engaged for one hour, started with the ‘Confidence Round’. Direct questions were asked to each team, and there was no negative marking for incorrect answers. Though some of the questions were tricky, the teams answered with confidence. The second round was the audio-visual round, where each team was shown a picture and made to listen to an audio clip. The questions were intriguing and exciting and made the audience go though a series of emotions, whenever a team answered correctly.

The third round was the most interesting round, as it was unique, compared to the other rounds. It was called “What’s the question?” Statements were read out to the teams and they had to frame a question for the respective sentences. It was not as easy as it sounds as some of the teams struggled with their sentences. As quiz mistress, Mrs Ghosh remarked, “Now you know how difficult it is to set a question paper!”

The rapid fire was the final round that tested participants with a mixed bag of questions from movies, sports, science, books and politics. This round gave the teams a chance to earn fast points and catch up with the leaders. It was a tough fight and proved to be a game changer as the teams that were leading so far, ended up at the bottom.

Everyone waited with bated breath for the announcement of the final scores. Roberts House won the competition with 78 points. Verghese House came in second with 63 points followed by Grieff  House with 47 points. Certificates were awarded to each participant.

The quiz concluded with a speech by our Principal, Mrs E. D’Rozario, who thanked the participants, housemasters, quiz mistresses and the teachers for putting up an engaging programme. It was not only an informative and enjoyable programme for the audience, but all present were definitely enriched by the experience.

Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli celebrates Rabindra Jayanti

8th May, 2017

 

On 8 May, a programme was organised in the Gillian Hart auditorium commemorating the 155th birth anniversary of Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore. The junior school celebrated it first. It commenced with the Principal Mrs E. D’Rozario and Vice-Principal Mr M. Jennings lighting the ceremonial lamp and paying homage to the noble bard. A speech was delivered by Priyanshu Mazumdar of Class V highlighting the achievements of Tagore, and the poem Kanto Buri was recited by the students of Classes II and III. A beautiful dance was presented by some students to Tagore’s melodious tune Poush Toder Dak Diyeche. It closed with a vote of thanks by Mrs C. Saigal.

The programme by the senior school commenced with a short introduction on the life and works of Tagore by Eagar Nandi, a student of Class VII, and followed with a recitation of the poem Give me Strength by some students, with the perfect accent, highlighting the full essence of the poem and motivating the students in their daily strife for perfection.

Following the recitation, the students of Classes VII to IX led the audience into the sweet melodious song Pagla Hawar, dressed in traditional attire. The Rabindra Sangeet performance was carried out with eloquence. Rabindra Jayanti remains incomplete without a Rabindra Nritya. The middle school dance troupe flaunted their graceful moves to the rhythm of Aloker Ei Jharna Dharai. Choreographed by Aitrina of Class IX, the performance was a joy to watch and it seemed as though every note of the song was emphasised with the dance.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr M. Jennings, who thanked Dr. (Ms) G.R. Hart for her constant encouragement and motivation, and the teachers and students behind the wonderful programme. The programme ended on a patriotic note with all the students singing the national anthem in unison.

INQUIZITIVE at Welland Gouldsmith, Patuli

11th May, 2017

 

11th May heralded the Inter-House Middle School Quiz Contest at Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli. Exuberating, motivating, enlightening and engaging would describe Inquizitive – the game of intellect, interest, power and joy – held in the luxurious Gillian Hart Auditorium. The competition aimed at developing the knowledge and excellence base among the students through a healthy and highly motivating meet.

The quiz was held between the four houses – Hart (Red), Verghese (Blue), Roberts (Green) and Grieff (Yellow). The teams comprised of 3 participants each from Classes VI, VII and VIII.

Our middle school coordinator, Ms R. Kutchi conducted the quiz in a very interactive way and the teams participated with great enthusiasm. The format of the Quiz entailed 5 rounds – Pot Luck, Lang Wiz, 2 in 1, Guess It and Rapid Fire. The rounds were interspersed with ‘Joker Questions’, which made it more exciting for both the fervent participants and the audience. Mazes of intuited and interesting questions were asked to the participants, testing each aspect of the educational base like current affairs, famous quotes, idioms, sports and so on. The audience also got a chance to participate every time the teams answered incorrectly.

A range of emotions was felt in the Gillian Hart Auditorium – happiness, sadness, regret and excitement. Everyone waited with bated breath for the announcement of the final scores. Each team put up a whole-hearted effort but Hart House aced the 1st prize for the second consecutive year in the Middle School category, while Roberts House stood second. Grieff and Verghese Houses displayed an amazing performance and a great spirit and positioned themselves 3rd and 4th respectively. The participants were felicitated with prizes and certificates on their exceptional performance.

The engaging quiz concluded with a vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mr M. Jennings, who thanked all the participants and the quiz mistress for organising such a well-planned and well-presented quiz. Our Principal, Mrs E. D’Rozario congratulated all the participants and thanked all those behind the quiz competition, motivating everyone to keep themselves updated.

Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli, encourages positive competition and hopes to bring out the best in all its students through such competitive events, while ensuring that the children learn through all possible ways – not just through books and classroom teaching.

JUNIOR INVESTITURE AT WGS, PATULI

16th May, 2017

 

Nurturing Students to be future leaders

The Investiture Ceremony marks the initiation of a new Discipline Squad in the academic calendar of WGS, Patuli. The Prefect Investiture Ceremony held on 16th  May, was a day of great honour and pride not only for the few appointed students but for the entire Junior Section of WGS, Patuli.

The programme was conducted by Ms. J. Das. Our Vice Principal,          Mr. M. Jennings delivered a warm welcome address to the audience and offered his heartiest welcome to the new members of the Discipline Squad. The school choir then sang the opening hymn, ‘This Is Our Desire’. The Junior School Head, Mrs. C. Saigal prayed the opening prayer invoking God’s blessings on each one present.

The newly appointed members of the Discipline Squad were then introduced by Ms. J. Das, who took the pledge to execute their duties with honesty and sincerity. After the pledge the badges were pinned by the Principal, Mrs. E. D. Rozario, Vice Principal, Mr. M. Jennings, Junior Head, Mrs. C. Saigal, and the Coordinators, Mrs. L. More, Mrs. J Ghosh and    Ms. R. Kutchi. On behalf of the newly appointed students of the Discipline Squad, Nishantika Sengupta of Class VII, thanked Dr. (Ms.) G. R. Hart, Director & CEO of the WGS Schools, the Principal, the Vice Principal and the teachers.

The choir sang the closing hymn ‘Love The Lord Your God’. The vote of thanks was proposed by the Principal, who thanked all the teachers who worked hard especially, Mrs. C. Saigal, who coordinated and organized the entire programme so beautifully.

The function ended with the singing of our National Anthem by everyone present at the Ceremony.

Frank Anthony All India Inter School Debate

15th June, 2016

Weeks of labour  paid off when the day finally came to a close on Friday, the 15th of June, 2016 with the successful run-off of the first round of the Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate held at Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli. Being among the most prestigious inter-school,  annual debate competition organised by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE), participants representing nine schools from the region argued it out trying to display their skills at the art of persuasion.

Schools such as Modern English Academy, The Park English School, St. Paul’s Academy, Carmel School, St. Augustine, Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Albany Hall Public School and Sri Aurobindo Vidyabhavan participated. There were other schools that were invited as guests. These included South City International School, Young Horizon School, Welland Gouldsmith  (B.B.G. St.).

Once the registration was complete, all the participating schools assembled in the Library and the Topic was announced. Lots were drawn so as to determine the order of the proceedings. The participants were given an hour to prepare with the Library at their disposal, either for or against the motion- ‘I Have the Power of the People with Me’.

The Moderator, Mr. M.S. Calvert, the Academic Administrator of The Welland Gouldsmith Schools, conducted the entire proceedings after a customary prayer and a brief introduction to Mr. Frank Anthony and the Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate given by Mr. M. Jennings, Our Vice- Principal. The three judges were introduced, all of whom were well accomplished in their respective fields. Mr. Deborshi Baraat, an alumnus of St. Xaviers Collegiate School, a masters Degree holder in Law and Diplomacy, a participant in many theatre groups and Bengali Cinema, was the first judge. Ms. Saira Halim was the second judge. She is a poet, educator, theatre personality, corporate trainer and a Social activist. The third judge was Mr. Pradip Gooptu, the founder and Trustee of the Calcutta Debating Circle.

Mr. Calvert then introduced the participants and announced the Topic. Each speaker was given four minutes to speak after which there was a two minute Rebuttal. Once all the speakers had presented their arguments, the Judges came up and expressed their views and opinions. Our Principal, Mrs. E. D’Rozario then proceeded with the Vote of Thanks. Once the Moderator made a final conclusion, he proceeded to announce the Results. Our Lady Queen of the Missions School bagged the position of ‘Best Team’ and Prakshi Saha from the same school was announced ‘The Best Speaker’. All participants were handed certificates of participation.

The curtains closed on the event with the judges and guests being escorted out of the auditorium and the participating schools moving down to the dining hall for refreshments. Indeed it was a novel experience for Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli !

SENIOR SCHOOL QUIZ CONTEST

17th June, 2016

On the 17th of June, 2016, there was a buzz in the air as students gathered in the Gillian Hart Auditorium for the Senior School Inter House Quiz Contest. The event began with a prayer followed by Mrs. J.R. C. Ghosh introducing the participants. The Principal, Mrs. E. D’Rozario wished the participants and motivated them after which the programme commenced.

The entire event was organised by Mrs. J.R.C. Ghosh who introduced the Quiz Mistress, Mrs. S. Gupta and the Quiz Master, Mr. R. Dey.

The Contest had four rounds, the first being a General Round where the teams were asked questions from various subjects such as History, Geography, English Literature and English Language. The participants scored well in this round. This was followed by The Audio Visual Round which excited the audience more that the participants. Participants were presented audio and visual clues based on which they had to answer a question. In the following round, Choose a Topic, based on their scores, the teams were offered a choice of topics. Each team chose a topic based on which they were asked a question. At this juncture, the participants as well as the audience were very enthused. Questions were thrown to the audience to add to the excitement and fervour. The final round was a rapid fire. Each team was asked a set of ten questions which they had to answer in 50 seconds. This round left the teams and the audience on the edge of their seats. The students gathered in the auditorium squealed in excitement as their house teams gave the correct answer and sighed at a wrong one as this round entailed negative marks for wrong answers.

The Contest came to an end with Verghese House in the lead followed by The Roberts House. Grieff House was the second runner up and Hart House followed. The winning team received gifts and certificates from Mrs. E. D’Rozario and all the other teams received Certificates of participation from Mr. M. Jennings, Mrs. C. Saigal and Mrs. L. More. As the event came to a close, Mrs. E. D’Rozario thanked all those involved in organising the event and making it a success. She congratulated all the teams and encouraged students from the audience to participate in such events organised by the school. The Students left the auditorium with their minds stimulated for the rest of the day.

It truly was a great start to the weekend that followed!

Middle School Quiz Contest

16th June, 2016

“Knowledge is having the right answer, Intelligence is asking the right question “. A quiz competition creates the perfect blend of both.

The Inter House Middle School Quiz Contest 2016 ‘INQUIZITIVE’ – The game of intellect, interest, power and joy was held on 16th of June 2016 at the Gillian Hart Auditorium. The programme began with the opening prayer followed by the welcome address delivered by Ms. R. Kutchi. Our Principal, Mrs. E. D’Rozario rose to wish the participants good luck for the competition.

The quiz mistresses for the day were Ms. Kutchi, Mrs. A.W. Surana and Ms. B.P. Singh.

The First round was ‘The Mix Bag Round’ where each house was asked two questions followed by the second round which was ‘The Breaking News Round’ where each house was given a sheet of paper from the Newspaper (The Telegraph) and each house was asked a question from the content. The third round was the Audio-Visual Round where the teams were provided with an audio or visual clue. The Fourth round was called ‘Anything under the Sun’ where each house had to choose a topic from the following topics – Literature, Sports, Mythology and Entertainment. The fifth and final round was ‘The Rapid Fire Round’ where each team was asked seven questions, one after the other, in 45 seconds. In between each round the teams were asked a Joker question which was optional. An incorrect answer attracted negative marks.

After a grueling session, where emotions ran high and display of grit, Hart House was declared the winner having scored the maximum points and Grieff House finished as runners up, followed by the Verghese and Roberts House’.

The prizes were distributed by the Principal, Vice-Principal, Junior School Head and the Senior School Co-ordinator.

Mrs. Esther D’Rozario concluded the competition with a vote of thanks.

Finally the teams and audience left the auditorium with a knowledge filled mind after satisfying their thirst for knowledge and for also being a part of this excellent programme.

Rabindra Jayanti

6th May, 2016

Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli celebrated Rabindra Jayanti with great fervour and enthusiasm on 6th May 2016 in the Gillian Hart Auditorium.

The short programme was based on the theme of our National Anthem. It was the presentation of the English version of Jana-Gana-Mana, translated by the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, recited by the middle school students that mesmerized all. Anwesha Chakraborty of Class IX A performed a solo dance expressing and meaningfully explaining the English version through her dance recital supported by few other dancers in the choreography.

The programme ended with the National Anthem. The students of Class VI to XII watched in rapt attention as it touched the roots of their reverence for Tagore, crossing the boundaries of all ages.

TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION 2015

5th September, 2015

Jacques Barzun is quoted as saying, “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.”The teachers of W.G.S, Patuli were blessed to not have to wait that long to see the fruit of their labour! It was evident in the well planned, well thought out and well orchestrated Teachers’ Day Programme they were honoured with, by the outgoing Class XII batch of 2015-16.

The day began with a staff photograph with the School management, Administrative heads, teachers and office staff.

The teachers were given celebrity status with individual photographs being clicked while students cheered them as they entered the auditorium. They were handed a bookmark and ushered to their seats.

The auditorium was given the effect of a theatre with the lights having been dimmed and the effect continued as the teachers were served refreshing beverages and munchies right where they were seated!

The programme began on a musical note with the Class XII students singing the popular songs “Seasons in the Sun” and “Tu jo mila”, dedicated to their teachers.

This was followed by an outstanding dance performed by a selection of girls from Classes VIII-XII.

The next item was a contemporary ballet pas de deux by Harsha Sen and Nitish Himatsingkha of Class XII B. It was an awe inspiring performance wherein W.G.S, Patuli was metaphorically represented as a sapling, Harsha represented Dr. Hart and Nitish represented the struggles Dr. Hart has fought in her successful endeavour to enable W.G.S, Patuli to grow into the strong tree it is today, firmly rooted and providing shade to so many. Such depth of meaning was so rhythmically and brilliantly choreographed and portrayed!

Up next was a riot of laughter in the form of a skit titled “The Naughtiness of Students”, scripted by Kalpak Ghosh and Aadreeto Chattopadhyay of XII A and performed by a selection of students from Classes VIII – XII.

In a matter of seconds we were transported out of the classroom and to a rock concert with our very own school band belting out chart toppers in English and Hindi, dedicated to their teachers. On a touching and sentimental note the band sang a special song dedicated to the memory of our dear Ex-Principal, Late Ms.Saha Vincent.

Last but certainly not the least, adding to the variety of the programme, the teachers were enthralled with Akash Choudhury’s masterly declamation of the United States President’s speech on the “Selma March” aired on the 7th of March, 2015 .

The teachers were then gifted a token and then led to the dining hall. A beautiful cake was cut after which they were treated to a sumptuous lunch with students from the outgoing batch of Class XII playing host. They took special care to ensure each teacher had a memorable day. During lunch, Dr. Hart surprised the teachers by gifting each one a Teachers’ Prayer Book with their name in it making them feel much appreciated.

Annual Sports Meet 2015-2016

4th February, 2016

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else, “said Martina Navratilova, a tennis player. Apart from commemorating victories, sports meets also aim at imparting lessons in sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. Welland Gouldsmith School Patuli, organised the Annual Sports Meet 2015-2016 at the Baishnabghata Patuli Upanagari sporting club. The Chief Guest Mr. V. Solomon Nesakumar IPS Deputy Commissioner (traffic) Kolkata Police, graced the occasion with his presence. Dr. (Ms.) G. R .Hart, Director of Education and CEO of the Welland Gouldsmith Schools, was the guest of honour.

Mrs. Esther D’Rozario, Principal of Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli,welcomed the esteemed gathering and laid emphasis on the importance of sports in a child’s life. The Chief Guest, Mr. V. Solomon Nesakumar, declared the sports meet open by lighting the torch and setting in motion a torch relay, conducted by the representatives of the four houses, symbolising energy and dynamism. The students displayed a wide array of colourful and vibrant events such as March past; drills and races .The students of classes VI, VII and VIII displayed a colourful and well synchronised drill. They mesmerised the audience with their energetic performances. This was followed by a motivational address by Mr. V. Solomon Nesakumar which inspired the children to perform with renewed zeal and energy.

Finally, it was time for the most awaited events of the day – the races. The enthusiastic runners scorched the tracks with their trail blazing timing in sprint and relay races. The great effort put in by the organisers and participants alike ensured that the audience did not take their eyes off the field. The event came to a close with an inspiring and motivational deliberation by our Guest of Honour, Dr. (Ms.) G.R. Hart, applauding the efforts of the students and the teachers for making the event a huge success.

145th Homes Birthday Celebration, 2015

22nd November, 2015

The morning of the 22nd of November, 2015 resounded with a reverberation of drums as we welcomed our Director and CEO Dr. (Ms.) G.R. Hart along with Mr Francis Gomes – Principal, Park English School and President of the All India Association of Heads of Anglo Indian Schools, as the Chief Guest and Speaker for the day, on the occasion of the 145th Homes Birthday at Welland Gouldsmith, Patuli. The theme of the day was “Gratitude” and aptly so as the light of gratitude shone in the eyes of all present under one roof to commemorate the endeavours and sacrifices of our founders.

Dr. Hart introduced our chief guest for the day, Mr. Francis Gomes, highlighting his efforts and contributions in the world of academics and declared the start of the service which was planned and put together after a month of practice and efforts by the teachers and students of the Welland Gouldsmith, under the leadership and guidance of Mrs. Esther D’Rozario (Principal, WGS, Patuli) and Mr. Michael Jennings (Vice Principal,WGS Patuli).

The entrance procession was accompanied by the opening hymn “To God Be the Glory, Great things He hath done.” whereupon, the guests took their seats on the stage, which was decorated to project the virtue of “Gratitude”.

Thereafter, Gospel Readings and songs by the choir marked the next hour with the main highlight being the profound address by the Chief Guest. In his discourse, Mr. Gomes brought out the true meaning of “Gratitude”, drawing reference to the great Roman Philosopher, Cicero, when he rightly said, “Gratitude is the mother of all virtues.” He shared with us an anecdote which showed that gratitude was not lost to any creature big or small. To summarize the reference and the anecdote, Mr. Gomes emphasized the importance of this virtue in every aspect of our lives and how being connected with it made us better individuals in every wake of life. The highlight of the morning was the launching of the school website by Dr. (Ms.) G.R. Hart and Mr. Michael Shane Calvert (MLA and Academic Administrator of the Welland Gouldsmith Schools) thus drawing closer, the Welland Gouldsmith family all over the globe and opening up new avenues for the growth of the Schools.

The WGS song affirmed our obeisance to The Lord, The Almighty, and reminded every student of the responsibility they carried on their shoulders, to carry forth the values imbibed at WGS.

The day drew to a solemn end with the recessional hymn and a vote of thanks from Dr. Hart but the virtue of “gratitude” which commandeered the day, was not lost to us.

EASTER CELEBRATION

3rd April, 2016

Though it was the transition period between two sessions, still the Easter programme in our school was celebrated with pomp. Students from Class VII, VIII and IX were there in the choir. Teachers from Class Nursery to V played a pivotal role in making this event a grand success. The teachers made all the props on their own. The decoration committee had done a marvellous job and when the teachers enacted the passion of Christ, it took everyone by surprise. It was really a commendable effort on the part of all the teachers.

CHRISTMAS – FANTASY

25th December, 2015

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. The festival of Christmas was celebrated with gaiety in our school. The school wore a festive look. The sweet little ones from Class Nursery to One took an active part in the celebration and made this festive season wonderful and colourful by presenting a skit related to the nativity of Jesus Christ followed by dance and carols. First of all, selection of the characters was done by the teachers, then the rigorous rehearsal session began. All the children were given their dialogues, they were taught with all actions. Chosen members were trained in the choir to sing the hymns and the carols. The whole school echoed with holy hymns. A Christmas tree was decorated.

In their outfit, all the kids were looking like heavenly angels. They were so very vibrant and joyful on the stage. After they finished the song – “We wish you a merry-Christmas” Santa Claus created a happy and pleasant atmosphere by dancing along with the famous song ‘jingle bells’. His arrival filled the crowd with joy .Each one present in the hall was mesmerized by the performance of these wonder-kids. In the end, our principal wished all the children and staff a Merry Christmas. She congratulated all the participants and asked everyone present there to follow the path shown by Lord Christ.

The Investiture Ceremony- 2015

2nd July, 2015

All good things come to those who wait” and that is definitely what the students and staff of Welland Gouldsmiths School, Patuli received on 2nd July, 2015, at the Investiture Ceremony – The good news of the induction of Mr. Michael Shane Calvert ( MLA from the Bengal State Assembly) into the Welland Gouldsmith Schools family as the Academic Administrator.
The Investiture Ceremony,2015 at Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli, conducted by Mrs. S. Sinha, was graced by the presence of Dr. (Ms) G.R. Hart (Director of Education, Chief Executive Officer and Lady Principal of Welland Gouldsmith School, B.B.Ganguly Street), Mr. Michael Shane Calvert ( MLA from the Bengal State Assembly), Mrs. E. D’Rozario ( Lady Principal of Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli) and Mr. M. Jennings (Vice-Principal of Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli) who took part in the Entrance Procession led by the Head Boy and Head Girl followed by the House Captains, House Mistresses and their respective prefects.
The entrance hymn, ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’, to which the Procession marched into the auditorium, really set the mood for the day- one of joy and solemnity. As everyone took their places on stage, the ceremony was aptly begun with Mrs. C. Saigal (Co-coordinator) leading us in prayer and Ms. R. Kutchi (Coordinator) proclaiming the word of God with a Scripture Reading. What followed was a beautiful rendition of the hymn ‘It Takes Courage’ by the Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli Choir led by Mr. Derek Fernandes.
Prefects of the four Houses- Hart (Red), Verghese (Blue), Roberts (Green) and Grieff (Yellow) – took their oath and were given badges by their respective House Mistresses. This was followed by a pledge, taken by the House Captains, Vice Captains and Games Captains that was administered by Dr. (Ms) G.R. Hart. The Captains received their badges from Mrs. E.D’Rozario, Mr. M. Jennings and Mr. M .S. Calvert.
Finally, the Head Boy (Akash Chakrabarty), Head Girl (Vandana Rajiv), Assistant Head Boy (Yash Lohia) and Assistant Head Girl (Debahuti Shome) pledged and dedicated themselves to God, the School and the Country in an oath administered by Dr. (Ms) G.R. Hart who also conferred on them, their positions by handing their badges to them.
After all the captains and prefects received their badges, the School Motto was sung. This was followed by Dr. (Ms) G.R.Hart’s beautiful address to all present in which she presented an uncommon yet wonderful analogy whereby she spoke of the importance of Unity, Loyalty and Dedication. It was then that Dr. (Ms) G.R. Hart disclosed her far-sighted plans for the future of the Welland Gouldsmith Schools and Mr. M. S. Calvert was inducted by her into the fold of the Welland Gouldsmith family as the Academic Administrator. He then addressed the audience, motivating them and expressing his gratitude at being welcomed into the Welland Gouldsmith family.
No ceremony can be a success unless it is a result of hard work. Hence the Vice-Principal, Mr. M. Jennings, very graciously gave the vote of thanks acknowledging every minute effort put into making the occasion a success. The ceremony was concluded with Mrs. E. D’Rozario thanking Mr. M. Jennings and leading the guest out of the auditorium while the Choir charmed all present with a medley of hymns.

A REPORT ON TEACHERS’ SEMINAR

26th September, 2015

Welland Gouldsmith School, Patuli became the conglomeration point for both the branches on 26th September, 2014, as a Teacher’s Seminar was conducted by Dr. R. Shaw, the founder of Karuna Kendra Charitable Trust, and the former Principal of The Assembly of God Church School. He spent the entire morning enlightening the teachers with various ideas and thoughts. The Seminar began with the formal introduction of Dr. R. Shaw by Mrs. E. D`Rozario, the Principal of W. G. S., Patuli, followed by Mrs. L. Jackson, Head Mistress, W. G. S., Bowbazar. All the necessary materials were distributed to all 130 teachers.

Dr. Shaw’s words were Gems & Jewels – he said the school is as good as its teacher. He made the teachers realize that they are the role models for their students. He asked us to believe in ourselves, to believe in the goodness in us, not only at home but also in the classroom. He spoke about our role in preparing a child for the new world. His another awe-inspiring words were “I am a Spirit, I have a mind, I live in a body”.

The first half of the session was followed by a tea break. In the next session, Dr. Shaw demonstrated to us how to draw every one’s attention at the beginning of a lesson. He told that unless our students learn we have not taught. He also advised to involve the parents in the learning process, as knowing the family gives us an insight into the behaviour of the students and their performance. The session came to an end with his demonstration on how working days could be ascertained and how do we divide the syllabus on yearly, monthly, weekly and daily basis.

The seminar came to an end with Mr. Jennings, Vice-Principal, W. G. S., Patuli, giving the vote of thanks. Then the Teachers had an informal interactive session with Dr. Shaw followed by a felicitation ceremony.

Overall, it was an educative experience. With all his humour, Dr. Shaw made us realize our weakness and strength. He told us truly “The mediocre teacher tells, a good teacher explains, a superior teacher demonstrates, but a great teacher inspires”.

SPORTS AND GAMES

14th August, 2015

The man behind the successful show is Mr. Patrick Saigal who is salutable for his spirit and enthusiasm. The students took part in different activities including Keventer’s Cup. 40 students took part in this game. It was a good exposure for our school because other leading school of Calcutta like St. James’, St. Xaviers’ Collegiate School, Don Bosco, Frank Anthony Public School had participated in the events. We are happy to announce in another event, organized by St. Augustine’s Day School, our school is going to participate and we are looking forward to this gala opportunity. Some more activities are lined up in this session.

BOYS :
1) Interhouse football matches.

GIRLS :
1) Interhouse dodge ball
2) Interhouse basket fall

BOYS & GIRLS :
1) Interhouse March Past
2) A friendly match between Boys of Patuli Branch and the Girls of Bowbazar Branch.

EASTER CELEBRATION

3rd April, 2015

Though it was the transition period between two sessions, still the Easter programme in our school was celebrated with pomp. Students from Class VII, VIII and IX were there in the choir. Teachers from Class Nursery to V played a pivotal role in making this event a grand success. The teachers made all the props on their own. The decoration committee had done a marvellous job and when the teachers enacted the passion of Christ, it took everyone by surprise. It was really a commendable effort on the part of all the teachers.

CHRISTMAS – FANTASY

25th December, 2014

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. The festival of Christmas was celebrated with gaiety in our school. The school wore a festive look. The sweet little ones from Class Nursery to One took an active part in the celebration and made this festive season wonderful and colourful by presenting a skit related to the nativity of Jesus Christ followed by dance and carols. First of all, selection of the characters was done by the teachers, then the rigorous rehearsal session began. All the children were given their dialogues, they were taught with all actions. Chosen members were trained in the choir to sing the hymns and the carols. The whole school echoed with holy hymns. A Christmas tree was decorated.

In their outfit, all the kids were looking like heavenly angels. They were so very vibrant and joyful on the stage. After they finished the song – “We wish you a merry-Christmas” Santa Claus created a happy and pleasant atmosphere by dancing along with the famous song ‘jingle bells’. His arrival filled the crowd with joy. Each one present in the hall was mesmerized by the performance of these wonder-kids. In the end, our Principal wished all the children and staff a Merry Christmas. She congratulated all the participants and asked everyone present there to follow the path shown by Lord Christ.

ANNUAL INTER HOUSE QUIZ COMPETITION

24th July, 2015

Our Annual Inter House Quiz Competition was held on 17th and 24th July, 2015. On 17th the middle school(classes 5,6&7) and on 24th the senior school (classes 9,10,11&12) students participated in the quiz It was an eventful day. We started this quiz contest in order to provide the students with a different knowledge feed beyond academics, and to help them elevate the standard of their knowledge, which will also affect their overall personality and shape them as knowledgeably sound citizens of the future.
We had the four houses (Hart, Verghese, Roberts and Grieff) representing the four teams, each team comprising of four participants. There were altogether five rounds – the first was – Know your subject well. In this round each team was asked one question from each subject namely history, geography,literature and science. The 2nd round was the mixed bag round, where the teams got to choose from mythology,politics,sports and entertainment. The team in the first position after the first round got to choose first among the categories, the team in the second position got the second chance and so on. The third round was the current affairs, where each team was asked one question on recent affairs in various fields. The fourth round was the Audio-Visual round. Here each team was asked one question based on audio and one on visual. Finally we had the rapid fire round. Each team was asked 10 questions within the time limit of 1min 30 secs. Negative marking is usually avoided in most of the inter-house quiz completions. This was not an exception here as well.

The senior school quiz was conducted by Mrs. L. More and Mr. Roger D.Jones. The middle school quiz was conducted by Mrs. J.RC.Ghosh and Mr.R.Rao. The audience response was also very good. All the houses had a neck to neck fight. The winners were the Hart house and Verghese house in the middle and the senior school respectively.

It was a great day for all the participants. All the participants performed very well inspite of getting less time for preparation. Overall it was an extremely successful event.

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