658 pupils appeared for the Admission Test for the Science Stream on January 20, 2018. 24 pupils took the Eligibility-cum-Aptitude Test for Humanities with Mathematics on the same day.
Anurag Chakraborty of Class V E (Morning), Shreyi Bhattacharjee of Class V F (Morning) and Debmalya Khan of Class V G (Afternoon) participated in the Inter-School Mathematics Contest, Mio Amore Mathemazic 2017–18, held on January 27, 2018 at Taki Boys’ School campus, Kolkata. All three children qualified among the top 10 students. Each will receive a scholarship which will be handed over at a special function to be held later in the year.
Sarwagya Kumar Gupta of Class II G (Morning) and Kushal Kumar Gupta of Class V F (Morning) participated in the 11th UCMAS WEST BENGAL STATE LEVEL ABACUS AND ARITHMETIC COMPETITION, 2018, held on January 23, 2018 at Rabindra Manch, Dum Dum. Both won the Runner-up Trophy. Kushal has won this trophy for three consecutive years.
Tuhin Mondal of Class III G (Afternoon) participated in the District Chess Championship Tournament 2018, organised by South 24 Parganas Chess Association, affiliated to Bengal Chess Association on January 23, 2018. He was placed 1st in the Under 9 category. Tuhin received a certificate and a trophy.
Saraswati Puja Celebrations
Saraswati Puja was celebrated in school on January 22, 2018. The day began with the ‘puja’ followed by the ‘aarti’. Thereafter, a beautiful cultural programme was put up by both the schools. The choir of South Point School began the programme with a Rabindrasangeet befitting the occasion. This was followed by a dance by graceful little dancers of the junior school. The students of South Point High School put up a solo and a group dance. Two singers of the senior school mesmerised everyone through their songs – a bhajan and a rendition on Todi Raga. After the cultural programme, ‘pushpanjali’ was offered to the Goddess and ‘prasad’ was distributed to one and all. The school, otherwise, remained closed on that day.
Special Assemblies to celebrate Netaji’s birthday and Republic Day were held according to the following schedule:
- January 24, 2018 – Class II (Morning & Afternoon)
- January 25, 2018 – Class IV (Morning & Afternoon)
A total of 43 pupils of Classes IX & XI accompanied by two teachers, attended an interactive session with the celebrated author Ruskin Bond on January 24, 2018 at Victoria Memorial. The session was a part of the Junior Kolkata Literary Meet. The author spoke at length about the authors he loved reading as a child and those who have shaped him as a writer. He also took questions from school children who asked him about his personal experiences, the autobiographical elements in his creations and even his personal regrets.
- Pre-Board-II Practical Examination for Class XII began on January 24, 2018.
- Pre-Board-II Project & Viva-Voce for Class XII began on January 25, 2018.
Adrija Gharai of Class V D (Morning) had participated in the DKS Intra Coaching Tennis Evaluation tournament 2017 held at DKS Sports Complex, Kolkata, from December 1 to 20, 2017. Adrija became the Finalist (First Runner Up). She received a trophy and a certificate.
Shounak Mazumder of Class V D (Morning), a budding chess player, had participated in All Bengal State Amateur Fide Rated Chess Championship 2018 held at ICCR Kolkata from January 22 to 25, 2018. He scored 5.5 points out of 8 points and stood First in the Under 13 Boys Category. He received a trophy and a certificate. Shounak received another trophy and certificate for becoming the Champion in the Under 12 Boys Category in the 26th The Telegraph Schools’ Chess 2018 held at Gorky Sadan, Kolkata from January 27 to February 1, 2018. He scored 6½ points out of possible 9 points.
Atharva Raj of Class III G (Morning) participated in the 12th WBMTA State Muay Thai Championship (Thai Boxing), held at SAI Stadium, Kolkata on February 4, 2018. He became the Champion and received a medal and a certificate.
141 pupils of Classes VI to XII appeared for SOF National Cyber Olympiad on January 30, 2018. 29 pupils participated in SOF International Company Secretaries Olympiad on the same day in the School premises.
A Parent-Teacher meeting of Classes VI to IX & XI were held in two sessions from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on February 03, 2018. Post Midterm Answer-scripts of Class IX and Unit Test-II Answer-scripts of Class XI were handed over to the parents at the meeting. Answer-scripts of Practice Test and Pre-Board-II Examination were shown to the pupils of Classes X & XII respectively on the same day. These Answer-scripts along with those of Post Midterm Test (Class X) and Pre-Board-I Examination (Class-XII) were handed over to the parents.
Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. and Oxford Subscription Co. each organized a Book Fair in the School premises on February 03, 2018. The Fair resulted in a revenue of Rs.29305/- for Scholastic while the total amount of sale for Oxford was Rs.42687/-