Cultural

Republic day 2020

“Where knowledge is free, where the world has not been broken into fragments by narrow domestic walls, where the mind is led forward into ever widening thought and action, into that heaven of freedom my Father, let my country awake.”- Rabindranath Tagore.

The 71st Republic day of India was celebrated on the 26th of January, 2020 in the school campus. The campus was decorated in the colours of the flag and the students were welcomedwith the theme of the day “Rise India Rise”.

The republic day is a day to remember when the constitution of India came into force thereby completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. The days programme began amidst the chief guest Fr.ManiPoovakat, Sr.Chetana, Sr. Alpana, Sr. Anjana, Sr. Madhuja, Sisters of Notre Dame, P. T. Surendra Kumar, Trainer of the NCC, PTA members, parents and teachers. The day began with the welcome by the school band. ThenFr.ManiPoovakat hoisted the National Flag, the whole school took the salute followed by the National Anthem played by the band. The games captain initiated the National Pledge which was repeated by all the students.

The theme song “Rise India Rise”, was sung by the choir as the welcome song. A semi-classical invocation dance was danced asking God for his presence and blessings on all our endeavours. The Bible reading from Psalm 33 verses 12-22 reiterated that everything happens according to God’s plan so we need to give all our worries and thoughts upto the Lord. Various intentions for the constitution, country, leaders, school were given up to the Lord with the response sung by the choir, heal our nation. Song, one breath one life reiterated the need for unity between us. The colorful mashup of the patriotic dance added to the spirit of patriotism. The preamble to the constitution was depicted to have a better understanding of the preamble. This was followed by a Hindi song Chak De India. A colourful tableau depicting the costumes of the various states of India gave a visual treat with the music of VandeMataram in the background.

Fr.Poovakat, the chief guest, addressed the gathering. He said that God loves every child and every child is important. He said that the need for the hour is to appreciate the importsnce of other human beings and respect each others right to liberty and equality. He said we need to inculcate the quality of VasudaivaKutumbukam and take a pledge to develop the feeling of oneness and help each other. He asked the students to take a pledge to give each other respect and what they deserve.

Sr. Alpana thanked Father for his message, P.T. Surendra Kumar for training the NCC students. She thanked Sr.Anjana and the students and staff of Barat for the meaningful and inspiring assembly. She also reiterated that it is important to know about the constitution of India. The day ended on a happy note as the students were given a treat and the colours and spirit of patriotism spread like a sweet fragrance around the campus.

Karnataka Rajyotsava - 2020

Karnataka was officially formed and declared as a state on 01st November 1956.

The students of Cuvilly section of Sophia High School celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava day by organising a small cultural programme which included singing of patriotic songs and dancing to popular Kannada tunes in traditional costumes.

Students danced to 'Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa' an evergreen song in Kannada and the entire school stood as a mark of respect to sing the state anthem 'Jaya Bharata Jananiye Tanujate'.

Our provincial sister Sandhya and Sister Krupa wintessed the program with appreciation.

Sister Alpana in her vote of thanks praised Karnataka and Kannadigas and ended the speech with the slogan

'Kannadave Sathya
Kannadave Nithya
Jai Karnataka'

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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.