A mock drill for earthquake was held on January 31, 2018 at 10.15 am for the Morning session and at 1.40 pm for the Afternoon session. A gong was rung continuously for one minute. At the sounding of the gong, staff members and students dropped to the floor, wherever possible, or bent over their desks, covering their face and head with their arms. When the gong stopped, the process of evacuation started following the evacuation routes. The evacuation took 8 minutes 27 seconds in the morning and 6 minutes 50 seconds in the afternoon. Everyone assembled in Assembly Area 2, which is the backyard of the school. The teachers carried attendance registers with them during the evacuation and a roll call was taken after the evacuation. Members of the Emergency Response Team helped in the evacuation. However, as per the norms of evacuation for earthquake, the occupants of the Ground Floor and First Floor stayed in their respective rooms. The principal, Ms D. K. Chadda, addressed everyone both times, explaning what the drill was about.
Chessmate is held in association with the Alekhine Club. It is played in five rounds under FIDE rules, in accordance with the Swiss League. The enthusiasm among the participants of this mind-game is most palpable. South Point can proudly call itself the cradle for several young Chess wizards. Diptayan Ghosh became the holder of the Grand Master title as the youngest player from West Bengal at the age of 17 when he was a pupil of South Point High School.
It is held in English, Bengali and Hindi, meant for Classes IX and X as well as Classes XI and XII. The participants show an impressive flair for writing on many a contemporary issue.
Student debaters of the city get together at the Inter-School Debate, Cerebrate, and their forceful expressions and perspectives for and against a given motion make the competition highly enjoyable. Youngsters impress all with their articulate speeches and intelligent construction of thought processes.
Young vocalists from South Point High School as well as other schools take the stage to showcase their musical talent in Satrangi. It is moderated by an eminent singer and judged by stalwarts from various fields of music. Every year, the rise in number and level of perfection among young singers amazes the rapt audience.
Masquerade presents a bouquet of original one-act plays, displaying histrionics at its best from pupils. An impressive range of themes, combined with excellent performances makes judges — always eminent theatre practitioners – wonder which plays to crown the best.
A popular tryst for school quizzards, Q-Point draws the best from participants who strive to outwit each other in prelims and over various rounds in the finals.
The winter nip in the air heralds the hours of celebration in South Point School. The occasion is Ullas, the Inter-School Competition for junior pupils. It is held over two days and the range of activities involves hundreds of pupils from schools across the city. They impress all with their skills in art, singing, dance, acting and quizzing and other areas. Ullas is a festival marked by unlimited fun and exhibition of talent.