Smt. Debolina Dawn (Special Educator) attended a workshop on ‘strategies for teaching children with learning difficulties’, orgainsed by Manochetna Academic and Research Centre (MARC) from December 07 to 09, 2017 at MARC, Kolkata. The resource persons for the three day long workshop were Smt. Geetha Raghavan and Smt. Jayashree Ravindran of Kalvi Foundation, Chennai.
Spandan Ghosh of Class XI CJ received a sum of Rs.15,000/- from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) towards the Scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018 under the National Talent Search Scheme.
Shinjini Ghosh has been offered admission to the MIT Class of 2022 beginning 2018. She stood out as the most talented and promising student in the most competitive pool of applicants of the Institute. Shinjini aspires to pursue the Computer Science in MIT.
The CBSE has sent Certificates of Merit to be awarded to 167 pupils who took the AISSE, 2017 on the basis of their outstanding performance and obtaining Grade-I in all the five subjects.
The CBSE has sent Certificates of Merit to be awarded to 10 pupils who took the AISSCE, 2017 for their outstanding academic performance and for being among the top 0.1% of successful candidates in different subjects.
Declaration of results of Summative Assessment-III for the pupils of Class X (WBBSE) was made on December 12, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. It was followed by filling-up forms for Madhyamik Pariksha-2018. A farewell programme for them was also held on the same day.
An Investiture Ceremony
An Investiture Ceremony for the Bulbuls of the school was held in school on December 16, 2017. Twenty two Bulbuls received badges and certificates. Eleven of them were conferred with the Pravesh Badge, five with the Komal Pankh Badge, one with the Suvarna Pankh, two with the Rajat Pankh and three with the Heerak Pankh.
An OHSAS training programme for all the laboratory staff members was conducted in the Composite Laboratory on December 11, 2017 by Sri Shubankar Mojumder, Smt. Arjita Ray Choudhuri and Smt. Neelam Banerjee. Smt. Tulika Bindra, Sri Partha Pratim Roy, Smt. Paramita Basak and Smt. Gargi De were also present at the session.
On December 14 & 15, 2017 Christmas parties were held in the school auditorium for the little ones of Nursery I to Class I. There were four shows each day, two in the Morning and two in the Afternoon. A few children enacted the Nativity Scene. The choir sang carols and graceful little girls danced to the lovely tunes. The programme was put up by the young Pointers of Nursery I to Class I. The children of these classes were given colourful caps and a box of goodies.
Around 1150 pupils participated in the Mathematics Olympiad on December 14, 2017 in the School premises.
Biennial Art & Craft Exhibition
The Biennial Art & Craft Exhibition of South Point was held at South Point School on December 21, 22 & 23, 2017. The inauguration ceremony on December 21, 2018 began with an invocation and School song sung by the pupils of South Point High School. This was followed by a welcome address delivered by Mrs. D.K. Chadda, Principal, South Point School and a brief speech given by the Chief Guest, Debabrata Chakraborty, the eminent painter and sculptor.
The highlights of the Exhibition was paintings, models and craft work presented by pupils of Classes VI to XII in addition to subject based projects. Sketches, murals, painted pots, lamp shades, embellished candles, relief paintings, decorative trunks, painted vases, decorative mirrors and utility boxes were on display.
Projects and Demonstrations on subject based topics involving senior students was a significant segment of the exhibition. This year the Department of History showcased the Mughal era in all its splendor. Sociology presented an interesting and informative project on the changing form of social media. The students of Political Science however threw light upon the working of the Indian Democracy and the challenges it faces. Judiciary’s role in women’s empowerment was the focus of the project presented by the Department of Legal Studies. The Department of Geography drew our attention to the six natural regions of the world.
The Bengali Project highlighted the immense contribution of Abanindranath Tagore to Bengali culture and literature. “Hindi Sahitya mein Ras-vyanjna” was the project topic for the department of Hindi. Christ’s Nativity is the single most important event in the West to have inspired creative minds in art and literature for generations. English Department had spread goodwill and Christmas cheer through their project “A Literary Christmas”
The Commerce Department presented separate projects under the heads – Business Studies, Accountancy and Entrepreneurship. Topics such as Industry, Trade & Commerce, GST and Women Entrepreneurs of India were the subjects of this year’s projects. Demonetization and the problems of turning India into a cashless economy was the highlight of the project put up by the Department of Economics.
Illusions, Dreams and Freud were the focal points of what was put on view by the Department of Psychology. Breaking a few myths about “mental illnesses” was also an objective of this year’s presentation. Students studying Sociology outlined the importance of Mass Media in today’s world.
The section devoted to Mathematics traced the history of Mathematics in India from Ancient to modern times while Polymers and search for Biopolymers was the subject of the Chemistry Project. Through models and charts the Department of Biology reminded us that there was a long journey before a human being became a human. Will mankind evolve into cyborgkind is the question that needs an answer. The use of Computer Science in creating special effects in movies was showcased by students studying the subject while the Physics Department showcased innovative experiments and ideas generated by senior students on various subjects.
To add another quotient to the already animated atmosphere, there was a mixed bag of on-stage events showcasing the various co-curricular activities that pupils of the school are being trained in.
The annual staff picnic was held on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at Covent Garden on Diamond Harbour Road, Shirakole (24-Parganas South).
Biennial Art & Craft Exhibition
The Art and Craft Exhibition, which is a biennial feature at South Point, was held in the School premises from December 21 to 23, 2017. Prior to this, in order to facilitate the arrangements for the exhibition, classes for Nursery I to Class I were suspended from December 18 to 20, 2017, Classes II & III were suspended on December 19 & 20, 2017 and Classes IV & V were suspended on December 20, 2017.
The renowned painter and art critic, Shri Debabrata Chakraborty was the Chief Guest for the Art and Craft Exhibition. On the day of the inauguration, some students of South Point High School sang the opening song followed by the school song. This was followed by the welcome address by Smt. Dalbir Kaur Chadda, Principal, South Point School. Thereafter, the Chief Guest addressed the gathering, lit the ceremonial lamp, cut the ribbon and inaugurated the exhibition.
Numerous art and craft exhibits were on display. The exhibition showcased the creative potential of the budding artists of the school, ranging from Nursery I to Class XII. There were drawings in poster colour, acrylic colour, water colour and pastel colour, art work in the form of mosaic and collage work. There were craft items like terracotta pots, plates and vases, wall hangings, lamp shades, trays and coasters, pencil holders, dolls made of hand gloves and socks, to name a few. Numerous glass paintings were also on display. The exhibition included more than two thousand five hundred paintings and other works of art.
About one hundred pupils of Classes II to IV, under the guidance of Art Teachers, had made paper bags with vegetable print, decorative flowers and other creative items at workshops held earlier. Hand-painted dupattas and t-shirts were also made by children at the workshops. The Class V students worked with acrylic colours on canvas with ‘Nature’ as the subject.
Students of Classes I to V had also worked on theme projects. The topics were:
- Class I – Picnic at the Farm
- Class II – The Enchanted World
- Class III – Helping Hands
- Class IV – Hooked by Books
- Class V – Inspiring Lives
Colourful charts and models were exhibited and some students were selected as live models and demonstrators. A special attraction was the room in which drawings and craft work by the students of Sandipan, the free evening school run by South Point Foundation and of the KMCP School Hazra Road, adopted by South Point, were exhibited. On December 21, 2017 some students of Sandipan visited the exhibition, while some students of the KMCP School visited it on the following day.
Children of the Co-Curricular Activity Department staged various performances in the courtyard; this added to the festive ambience of the occasion..
The exhibition was open to visitors from 12 noon to 5.30 pm on all the days. Over five thousand visitors came to see the exhibition.