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:
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.
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/-
34 external candidates appeared for the Admission Test for Commerce and Humanities Stream of Class XI (2018-2019) on February 03, 2018.
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.
The Priyamvada Birla Scholarship will be awarded every year, starting from 2013, to meritorious students belonging to the low income group, pursuing their studies in under-graduate courses in Colleges and Institutes in West Bengal on Merit cum Means Basis.