Four Fellows from Teach For India joined Holy Mother English School for their 2 years Teaching Programme
School organized a workshop for all the teachers along with 4 teachers from TFI.
The workshop was conducted to include the various teaching aids for the academic year 2011 – 2012.
A Brief training and orientation were provided to teachers for the new year of the school.
13th June 2011 to 18th June 2011
Dyaneshwari Educational Initiatives (DEI), a NGO formed a textbook circulating bank in the school
This programme helped all the 800 students for their textbooks.
The textbooks have to be returned to the school at the end of the academic year so that the same are used in the next year by other students.
Parents appreciated the programme as it reduced their financial burden to an extent
DEI also provided library books to the school.
The library books included World Books, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc
DEI made a huge contribution in setting up an ART ROOM for the students whereby providing various types of colour materials, drawing boards, brushes, crayons, and other art related materials.
15th June 2011
The new Academic Session 2011-2012 started
A security guard was appointed for the safety and vigilance of the school premises and the students
The Staff now compromises of 25 Teaching staff, 6 non teaching staff.
3 Water Purifiers were installed at different level for the staff.
A Library wall cubboard was installed at the ground floor class room with the financial support from Dyaneshwari Educational Initiatives.
18th June & 19th June 2011
A team from Painbox NGO painted the tree walls of the school.
These paintings were theme based so as to make the class environment bright and appealing to the students
4th July 2011- Foundation Day
Holy Mother English School celebrated its 7th Foundation Day.
Sweets were distributed to all the students and staff.
21st July 2011 - 27th July 2011 – Kalam Week
Holy Mother English School arranged a Kalam week as a promotional activity for Smile Foundation’s Film “I AM KALAM” based on child labour
Students from Std. IV to Std X were asked to prepare charts on information on Former President Dr. A.P.J Kalam.
There was a poster contest on Kalam among students.
The top three students were felicitated with certificates and appreciation awards
A team from Smile Foundation’s Volunteer visited the school for the event.
Volunteers appreciated the hardwork and interests of Students in taking part for the topic “Kalam Week”
23rd July 2011 – Parents Meeting
Parents meeting was conducted for all the classes in two session
Session One : Morning 10:00 to 12:00
Session Two : Afternoon 1:00 to 3:00
Various activities and programmes to be conducted through out the year were shared and discussed with parents.
Their feedback were taken note for the further development and improvement in running the classes.
25th July 2011 – Visit by Teach For India Volunteers (TFI Visit)
Three students from foreign universities Brazil, Spain and UK, Ms. Barbara Christina, Mr. Felix Litzkow, Mr. Oscar Anibal visited the school as part of the TFI programme
They spend a good two hours in the school whereby they interacted with the staff, students and parents.
They paid a community visit along with the TFI teachers to know first hand the difficulties faced by the Parents in educating their wards.
26th July 2011 – Corporate Visit (Smile Foundation)
Ms. Sadhana Shukla, Manager Education Programme From Ambuja Cement Foundation along with the Team of Smile Foundation visited the school as part of the corporate visit.
She appreciated the association of Smile Foundation with Holy Mother English School and a visible and positive impact it was showing in the school’s vision and actities.
15th Aug 2011- Independence Day
Independence Day was celebrated in school premises
Students gathered and decorated the ground using tri-color, rangoli, balloons, etc.
Chief Guest Shri Cyril D’souza, (President NCP – Malad Taluka) hoisted the national flag.
Chief Guest gave a motivation speech to the students.
A student from Std. III sang patriotic song
A student again from Std III gave a small speech on Independence Day
Chocolates were distributed at the end of the event to all the students.
22nd Aug 2011 – 29th Aug 2011 – First Unit Test Examinations
First Unit Test Exams were conducted for all the classes
28th Aug 2011 – Mid Day Meal Programmed
Mid Day Meal Programme for our school students was started by ISKCON Foundation in association with Rotary Club, whereby all the students are getting the wholesome nutritious and healthy food prepared in ultra modern food processing plant.
3rd September 2011 – Teachers’ Picnic
A Staff picnic was arranged for the teachers at Panoramic Resort, Panvel, on eve of Teachers’ Day Celebrations in appreciation of the hard work and untiring efforts taken by the staff for imparting quality education to the underprivileged section of the society.
It was the occasion for the staff of both the sessions Primary and Secondary to have a get together and share their experiences at Holy Mother and strengthen the bond of team work
5th September 2011 – Teachers Day
Holy Mother English School celebrated the Teachers Day
Students from higher classes took turn in teaching the lower classes.
They had a great time and felt empowered by the act of becoming the teacher but also realized the difficulties the teachers have to go through daily by discharging their duties
A Team from Smile Foundation visited the school.
Ms. Karen Green from UK spent some quality time with students from both the sessions. She sat among the students while the senior students were taking class.
10th September 2011 – Open House
Open House was arranged for all the classes for the First Unit Test Exams
Parents of each student were personally called to discuss about the child’s academic progress
12th September 2011 – Installation of Cement Benches at our premises
5 Cement benches were installed for the benefit of students and parents in our school premises by our local municipal councilor Smt. Suvarna P Madhalkar Ward No. 30
14th September 2011 – Invitation to IDF Foundation Day
IDF Foundation Day 2011 was organised on 14th Sept. 2011 at Master Dinanath
Mangeshkar Hall in Mumbai. Chief Guest Dr. Ganesh Raja, Director, ITM Business
School Guests of Honour, Dr. Geetha Mohan, Principal, UPG College of Management, Dr. Vandana Lulla, Director, Podar International School, Wg. Cdr. S. Balasubramaniam VrC.
Dr.A.R.K.Pillai, Founder President, IDF presided over the function.
IDF Grants to Western India were disbursed. Honours and Social Action
Awards to Schools/ Principals/Teachers/ Corporate Bodies and Social Workers.
This was the 28th Foundation Day of Indian Development Foundation.
21st September to 26th September 2011 – Design For Change Week
Holy Mother English School participated in the Design for Change (DFC) Contest 2011.
Students took three projects as part of the DFC contests
One : Traffic Management : Students realized the need of a Zebra Crossing on Gate No. 6, Abdul Hamid Road. They interacted with other students, parents for the problems and drawn a Zebra Crossing on the road during the night hours with the help of the local police and concerned authorities
Two : Awareness Among Rickshawalas : Students felt the need to create awareness about spitting on the roads done by one and all. They took rally with placards, slogans to spread the awareness about the illeffects of spitting on the roads. They specifically involved the rickshaw drivers and handed them spit bins so as to prohibit them from spitting on the road. Students also made them signed on the pledges for not spiting on the roads
Three : Grand Parents’ Day : Students from lower classes felt the need to acknowledge the love and affection which they receive unconditionally from their grand parents by making beautiful drawings for them and awarding them with personalized drawings.
2nd October 2011 – Be the Change Day
Holy Mother English School Celebrated the Birth Anniversary of Gandhiji as “Be the Change Day” at Township Municipal School Hall.
All the School Parents and Students were invited to be the part of the event
Members from Indian Development Foundation, Rotary Club, Principals of Oxford English School, Divine Provident School, Gurukul School, and other respected personalities attended the function
The Book – “I CAN” was launched. The book had the wining top 100 concept in form of stories of Design for Change 2010 Competition
Gandhi look alike was invited in Gandhiji’s costume to make the event more coloruful
Three Projects designed and executed by Holy Mother English School under Design For Change Competition 2011 were shown on the projector.
The event ended with snacks and softdrinks
10th October 2011 to 21st October 2011
First Terminal Examination for 2011-2012 Academic Year was conducted for all the classes
22nd October 2011 to 13th November 2011
Diwali Vacations were announced for all the students
14th November 2011
Children’s Day was celebrated in the school
Chocolates were distributed to all the students
Children were asked to perform various activities in their respective classes
15th November 2011
The results of Design for Change Competition 2011 was declared on the website.
Holy Mother English School stood top 66th in the competition
19th November 2011
Open House for the First Semester Examinations
Each individual parent were informed about their child’s progress.
Parents meetings were conducted.
27th November 2011 – DFC Prize Distribution Function, Ahmedabad
Mr. Rafiq Siddiqui along with Mr. Ganesh Bharyawala attended the Prize Distribution Function of Design for Change 2011 at NIFD, Ahmedabad organized by Riverside Foundation
Mr. Shashi Tharoor, MP presided the function
Holy Mother English School received the prize for the competiion
Prize included a Mexus Learning Kit and a Globe
22nd December 2011 – Visit to Radio One Station
Some Students attended the Radio One Station for recording of Christmas messages
Students got an opportunity to chat on Radio
Film Celebrity, Mr. Neil Nitin Mukesh was also present at Radio One
24th December 2011- Umang Utsav Mela 2011
Umang Ustav Mela 2011 was celebrated at Holy Mother English School, by exhibiting the journey of school through the photos.
The event was inaugurated by lighting of lamp by Ms. Irene from Smile Foundation, Dr. Anita Nagpal from Varija Madhava Foundation, Mr. Farid Shaikh from Gurukul School.
The drawings drawn by Students on long canvas on the topics like Ancient India, Places of India, Dream School, Mother Nature, People of India was also kept for exhibition
All the students and their parents were invited for the event
Many Respected people like Dr. Pillai from Indian Development Foundation (IDF), Dr. Narayan from IDF, Dr. F.H Rizvi & Ms. Tarannum from Elia Sarvat School, Mr. Krishna from GOONJ, Mr. Srinivasan Kini from Mastek Foundation, Mr. Nanu Sodha from Lions Club, Ms. Sheetal Dhanak from FPH, Mr. Amit Malhotra from ABM Exhibition, Mr Cyril Dsouza from Malwani Helpline and many others made their presence at the event
Dr. Anita Nagpal from Varija Madhava Foundation announced and distributed the scholarship to 22 students from the school.
Mr Rajesh Voralia sponsored the toys for all the students
Students performed a Skit on population
Other activities like karaoke singing, speech, poem recitation, were performed by students
Fancy Dress Competition was also organized for Primary and Pre-Primary students
All of the Holy Mother English School Teachers were awarded an Appreciation Certificate
28th December 2011 – Nehru Science Centre Trip
50 Students from Secondary Section were invited to attend Nehru Science Centre, Worli by Indian Development Foundation
Students got an opportunity to feel and understand the basic science concepts at the Nehru Science Centre
Two Teachers accompanied the students for the Science Trip
Students enjoyed, learned and experienced this scientific trip
29th Dec 2011 – IDF Invitation For Christmas Celebrations
Indian Development Foundation invited Staff and Member of Holy Mother English School for Celebration of Christmas and New Year at Vimala Centre for the Leprosy.
18th Nov 2011 – 23rd Dec 2011
Arpan, an NGO, conducted various parents meetings and classes for students from Std. I to IV, explaining the need to create awareness among children and parents about child sexual abuse.
27th March 2012 to 13th April 2012
Annual Examinations were conducted for all the sections viz. Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary.
27th April 2012 & 28th April 2012
Open Houses for the Annual Examinations were organized, wherein each parent were called and interacted personally about their respective students performance during the academic year.
3rd May 2012
E-Learning Kits were installed in two classrooms in association with “Mexus E-Learning”
This will enable the teachers and the students to equip themselves with the most innovative and latest teaching methods
7th May 2012 – 17th May 2012
Training sessions were arranged for teachers for the E-Learning Classes to enable the teachers adapt with the e-learning technology.