Cultural

independence Day Celebration

The celebration of the 67th year of Indian independence in Sophia began with the lighting of the lamp by our beloved Principal Sr. Priscilla and representatives from the staff and student council. It was followed by readings from different religious scriptures. Special prayers were offered for the leaders, citizens and defence personnel to uphold the spirit of India and all that she stands for. A skit performed by the students enacted different phases of our freedom struggle. A sequence of songs and dances depicted our country's rich and vibrant culture. The programme ended with a recording of Nehru's 'Tryst with Destiny' and a slideshow on the interpretation and rendition of the national anthem.

Workers' Day

Workers' Day was celebrated on Friday, 27th June 2014 to honour and to thank our workers for all their services, with a prayer assembly by Julie Staff and Children.

The theme for the prayer assembly was "The Hand of God in all our lives". The beautiful backdrop depicted the hand of God showering his blessings to the workers and the entire school. The dove and the tongues of fire represented the Holy Spirit.

The Prayer Service was followed by an entertainment program. The children and teachers from different buildings presented a few dance medley in regional languages.

Sr. Priscilla then addressed the gathering appreciating and thanking the workers for all their services.

The management and the PTA presented the maintenance staff a token of appreciation.

Mr. David, represented the maintenance staff and thanked the management and children.

The programme concluded with the school children singing the school song.

Julie Staff

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Dance allows people to discover, explore and develop their natural instincts for movement, enabling students of dance to develop not only their motor skills but also their mental and emotional personalities. It is a type of art that is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story.

Here in Sophia, dance is and has alwaysbeen given great importance. All styles, classical or Western, are encouraged according to the students’ capabilities. Through the form of various assemblies and programmes, as well as inter house dance competitions, dancers in the school find no shortage of avenues to showcase their talents.

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”

One of the undeniable truths in regard to Sophia is that it has never had a shortage of brilliantly talented musicians. Over the years, singers and musicians with talent beyond their years have passed through the portals of Sophia, and their talents nurtured. The talent of Sophia music students has brought the school several prizes and awards from all over the city and state. Be it through massive concert productions (musicals), the latest being ‘The Alternative Snow White’ (2013) or through inter house singing competitions as well as instrumental competitions. Students also receive the opportunity to showcase their vocal and instrumental talents during assemblies held thrice a week; the thought of Sophia without music is unimaginable.

“The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.”

In order to encourage and develop a love for language, drama and literature, the school provides several opportunities to the students by virtue of various activities. Elocutions and spelling competitions are key events of the year, and literature and drama are never far behind. The school magazine, Nuances, acts as a welcome medium for the literary greatness of some of the students, as it contains several articles written by the students themselves. ‘Artful’ is an annual essay writing and drawing competition held in school with the winners having their works published in the magazine. Literary and drama competitions are also held annually, be it inter-house or inter-class, to ensure that all the brilliant orators and budding actors in the school have the stage to showcase their talents.