Shresth Mahapatra of Class IV C (Afternoon) had participated in the 3rd MCA All Bengal U–16 Open Rapid Chess Tournament organised by Modern Chess Academy, Hooghly, held at Bidhan Chandra College, Rishra on December 30 & 31, 2017. He scored 5½ points out of possible eight points and was placed 2nd on the merit list. Shresth received a trophy and a certificate.
An Electrical Training in compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007 for Electricians, the members of Physics & Composite Labs and Liftman was conducted by Sri C. Banerjee, Electrical Consultant of the School on January 11, 2018 at the School premises.
On January 11, 2018 Pointers of Classes IV & V participated in Jubilare 2018, the Inter-School Festival held at Shri Shikshayatan School. They participated in Prashna (Quiz), E-Boi (Power Point Presentation), Chatushkone (Chess), Akriti (Canvas Painting), Abrittir Ashor (Group Recitation) and Mudra Sync (Group Dance). Archishman Mallick of Class V G (Morning) and Shauryadiptya Mukherjee of Class IV G (Afternoon) formed the Quiz team and they lifted the Second Prize. Saptashwa Ghosh of Class V C (Morning), Swapnil Roy of Class V B (Afternoon), Badotroyee Mondal and Aneesha Ghosh of Class IV G (Afternoon) participated in the Group Recitation and won the Second Prize. Aayush Bhattacherjee of Class V D (Morning), Shounak Mazumder of Class V D (Morning), Meghshubhra Dam of Class V E (Morning) and Aarshiya Biswas of Class V G (Afternoon) comprised the chess team. They became the champions.
The winners received individual trophies and certificates as well as three trophies for the school.
The league of Asset Talent Scholars awarded Arshisman Mallick of Class V G (Morning) a certificate of merit and the esteemed title of Asset Talent Scholar in recognition of his exemplary performance in Asset Talent Search 2017-2018. His performance placed him ahead of 1,42,717 Asset students and two grades above his peers.
Parijat Dwary of Class V E (Morning) has been winning a number of prizes in Table Tennis. He had participated in the Kalyan Jayant Memorial Table Tennis Tournament 2017 (Stage III) held at YMCA Chowringhee from December 15–18, 2017. He became the winner in Cadet Boys (Under 12) singles event. He received a certificate and cash prize worth Rs.500/-. He had participated in the Dakshin Dinajpur District Table Tennis Championship 2017 (Stage II) held at Balurghat Town Club Indoor Stadium on December 24 & 25, 2017. Parijat became the 1st Runner Up in Cadet Boys (Under 12) singles event and received a certificate, medal and cash prize worth Rs.300/-. He also became the 1st Runner Up in Junior Boys (Under 18) singles event and received a certificate, medal and cash prize worth Rs.400/-. Parijat participated in the Purilia District Table Tennis Tournament 2017 (Stage II held at Chittaranjan High School on December 30 & 31, 2017. He became the winner in Cadet Boys (Under 12) singles event and received a trophy.
Bidipto Sen of Transition A (Afternoon) participated in the Recitation Competition held at Bidhan Shishu Udyan on January 7, 2018 organised by Dr. B. C. Roy Memorial Committee. He received a book as the 1st prize. Bidipto has been given a certificate too.
- Class Assessment-II for Classes VI to VIII began on January 08, 2018.
- Practice Test for Class X (CBSE) and Pre-Board-II Examination for Class XII
began on January 10, 2018.
Smt. Sarbani Sanyal attended a Capacity Building Programme on Business Studies at CBSE Centre of Excellence, Salt Lake on January 12 & 13, 2018. The resource persons were Smt. Sanjukta Mukherjee and Smt. Shivani Nagrath.
An interactive session organized by ‘Friends of Tribal Society’ was held at Kala Mandir, on January 13, 2018. The seminar started at around 10:15 a.m. in the presence of representatives from several reputed schools of the city including South Point High School. An inspiring topic “Celebrating Life @ Geeta Way” was the talk of the session. Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Panaya, a noted Indian saint, known for inspiring thousand of youths around the world gave a lecture on how to achieve success in life in the lines of the Hindu Holy Book, Bhagvad Gita. The session ended with the felicitation of the raffle donors which included schools like The Heritage School, M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, Abhinav Bharati, Jain School Kolkata and South Point High School.
12 pupils from Classes IX & XI visited the Transit Camp of the Gangasagar pilgrims at Outram Ghat in Kolkata in the evening of January 12, 2018 and distributed food packets consisting of Puri, Halva along with packaged water to 2000 pilgrims, as a part of the ongoing social service project undertaken by the School.
The fourth inter-house competition (Debate)
The fourth inter-house competition (Debate) was held on January 17, 2018. Eighteen children (three from each House) participated in this. Nine children spoke for the motion, ‘Students Fly on the Wings of Books, not Gadgets’ and nine spoke against. The moderator for this event was Ms Hasnu Mukherjee. The contest was judged by Ms A. C. Ray, Ms S. Rajalakshmi and Ms Tamali Ghosh.
The results are as follows:–
- Sourya Paul – V D (Morning) – 1st position
- Swastik Roy – V B (Morning) – 1st position
- Riddhi Senapati – V D (Morning) – 3rd position
- Akshat Singh – V F (Afternoon) – 3rd position
- Saptarshi Halder – V D (Morning) – 3rd position
The House positions are:–
- Derozio House – 1st
- Ashutosh Mukherjee House – 2nd
- Sister Nivedita House – 3rd
Pupils of Class XI participated in TTIS Challenge 2018 organised by Young Metro, CK Birla Hospitals and Narayana Group of Schools, on January 18 & 21, 2018 at City Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata. South Point High School participated in X Factor, Creative Writing, Eastern Solo, Mask Making and Portrait Painting. South Point High School qualified for the semi finals in Eastern Solo and Mask making and made to the top 10 out of the 89 participating schools.
On January 18, 2018 about 407 children of Class IV went for a picnic to IBIZA while on January 19, 2018 about 455 children of Class V went to the same place for a picnic. On both the days children started leaving school at 7.45 am and returned to school around 4.30 pm. They were served with breakfast and lunch. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They were accompanied by teachers, service staff, as well as, some selected guardians from each class.
On January 19, 2018 the students of Nursery I to Transition brought potatoes and onions to give towards the social service project, ‘Reaching Out’, an ongoing project started in the Diamond Jubilee year of the school. The children had been asked to bring a minimum of one potato and one onion. The collection went to two NGOs, Calcutta Social Project and New Age.
The Intra-Class Cricket Finals were held on January 20, 2018 at Vivekananda Park. In the Class IV Finals the Yellow Team won the match by 7 wickets. Kaustav Paul of Class IV D (Morning) made 28 runs off 23 balls and was declared the ‘Man of the Match’. In the Class V Finals too the Yellow Team won the match. They won by 9 wickets. Aditya Roy of Class V F (Afternoon) was declared the ‘Man of the Match’. He scored a good 33 runs, took two catches and a wicket too. Both Kaustav and Aditya received individual trophies. The winning teams also received the rolling trophies.
Aarshiya Biswas of Class V G (Afternoon) had participated in the All Bengal Age Group Chess Championship 2018, organised by Barisha Chess Academy and recognised by Kolkata District Chess Association under the aegis of Bengal Chess Association. The tournament was held at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Kolkata on January 6 & 7, 2018. Aarshiya scored 5 points out of 7 rounds and was placed 2nd on the merit list, in the Under 11 Girls Category. She received the First Runner Up Trophy and a certificate. Aarshiya participated in the 2nd Unnayan All Bengal Sub Junior Chess Championship 2018, organised by Unnayan in association with Senco Gold & Diamond. This tournament was held at Santosh Mitra Square Shishu Uddyan, Kolkata on January 13 & 14, 2018. She scored 5 points out of 7 rounds, was placed 1st on the merit list in the Under 11 Girls Category and received the Champion’s Trophy along with a certificate.
Aayush Bhattacherjee of Class V D (Morning) another chess player, who has been receiving numerous awards, had participated in the International San Bernardino Open 2017 Tournament held from October 20 to 22, 2017 in Switzerland. Aayush received the 3rd prize. He was awarded with a certificate and cash prize worth Rs.41,000/-. Aayush stood 2nd in the Hindu School Chess Competition 2017 held at Andhra School on December 14, 2017, in the Under 10 Boys category. He received a shield, a certificate and prize money worth Rs.600/-. The Bangladesh Chess Federation invited Aayush to participate in the Marcel 1st Division Chess League 2017 held at Dhaka from December 30, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Aayush scored 2 points out of 9 games and received a certificate of merit.
Parijat Dwary of Class V E (Morning) had participated in the 83rd State and Inter-district Table Tennis Championship 2017-18 held at Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra between January 15 & 19, 2018. He bagged the 1st prize in the Cadet Boys Singles event and received a trophy, a certificate and cash prize worth Rs.1200/-.