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Painting Competition

Bhoomika C of Class 9 C and Sneha S Rao of 10 D participated in the Cluny Convent Interschool Painting Competition on the occasion of the School’s Platinum Jubilee on 9th Nov 2022 and won First Prize and Third Prize respectively.

Food Fest

“Food has a culture, a history, a story, and relationships.”

To bring together the importance of culinary skills, Team Work and Managing skills, Food Fest was organized on 7th November 2022 by the students of class 10. The students were grouped into various teams named after different states.

The decoration of each stall was unique and beautiful. The students prepared not only the cuisines of different states but also different items reflecting the culture of that particular state. Dressed in the attire of the state allocated to them, the students relished the flavourful learning experience. Every student actively participated and filled the food with love. The judges, students, and teachers visited the food stalls with an array of sumptuousness on their plates. Beautifully showcasing the signature dishes from eight major Indian states, the food fest was a huge success.

Annual Sports Day 2022-23

“Happiness is nothing but satisfaction- satisfaction through work, thoughts and accomplishing our mission” - P T Usha

Annual Sports Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at BGS Ground. The playground was overflowing with zeal, passion and excitement. With the school flag hoisted, balloons released into the air, the sports meet was declared ‘OPEN’. It was truly a treat for the eyes to watch the students in action on the tracks and field after two years hiatus.

The Valedictory ceremony had as its guest International Chess Champion, Ekalavya Awardee, Mr. Yashas Devappa. The students displayed a wide array of energetic and bouncy sports events ranging from the Olympic display, Band display, March Past, Hoola Hoops and Zumba. They mesmerized the audience with their energetic performances. The Chief Guest while awarding medals and certificates to the winners of the various sports events, also emphasized the importance of sports in a child’s life and shared a few of his experiences. The event concluded with the Retreat Ceremony, and the National Anthem. The Annual Sports Day was a grand success which showed high levels of proficiency and sportsmanship and will be etched in memories forever.

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಆಚರಣೆ 2022

“ಕನ್ನಡ ನೆಲದಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಪುಣ್ಯ ಫಲ
ಕಾವೇರಿ ಜಲ ಕುಡಿದೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಅಮೃತಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲಿ ಬಲ"

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಹೃದಯದ ಮಿಡಿತವಾದ 67ನೇ ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ಉತ್ಸಾಹದಿಂದ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಮೆಲ್ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ. ಡೋರತಿ ಮೆನೆಜಸ್ ಅವರು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯನ್ನು ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀ.ರೋಷನ್ ಮೆನೆಜಸ್ ಅವರು ವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಸಂಭ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರ್ಮೆಲ್ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ. ಸಂಧ್ಯಾ ಮೆನೆಜಸ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ. ಷಾಜಿ ಆಂಥೋನಿ ಅವರು ಮತ್ತು ಪೋಷಕರು ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾದರು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಏಕೀಕರಣದ' ವಿಚಾರಧಾರೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಯಿತು. ಅದರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು-ನುಡಿಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆ ಮೂಲಕ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಕಂಪನ್ನು ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಹರಡಲಾಯಿತು. ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆತ್ತತಾಯಿ, ಹೊತ್ತನಾಡು ಇವುಗಳ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನು ಸಾರುವ 'ಮಾತೃವಂದನಾ' ನೃತ್ಯವು ಹೃದಯ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶಿಯಾಗಿತ್ತು.

NCC Ranking ceremony

Ranking ceremony for the NCC Cadets saw some cadets receiving the Sergeant, Corporal and Leading Flight cadet ranks.



Students awarded different ranks are

Corporal Rank Class & Sec
Balaram D S 9 D
Mohan 9 B
Yashas 9 B
Nihal M 9 A
Kunal 9 B
Suraj 9 D
Abhay Surya 9 C
Sanjay S 9 C
Nithik S P 10 C
Leading Flight Rank Class & Sec
Sanjan L 9 B
Dhanraj 9 B
Ajay Surya 9 D
Krutharth G 9 A
Athrva 9 C
Kevin 9 C
Diganth 9 D
Sergeant Rank Class & Sec
Suhas T P 10 D
Amogh Varsh 10 C
Rishab H 9 D
Ajay Narasimha 9 D
NCC Combined Annual Training Camp

35 NCC girl cadets participated in the 1 Kar Girls BN NCC, Bengaluru held at MEG Centre from 11th to 18th October 2022. The camp had over 400 cadets from 6 different battalions. The main objective of the camp is to inculcate the eight core values in the cadets – Loyalty to Country, Uprightness, Leadership, Discipline, Commitment camp, Responsibility, Care for Fellow Cadets, Adventurous Spirit and Safety. The cadets were trained in health & hygiene, first aid, weapon training, field craft, battle craft, war signals, map reading, etc. under the guidance of Camp Commandant Col. R.S. Hari Prasad and other officials. Cadet Shreya Upadhyay was selected as the Syndicate Leader for the entire junior wing.

National Cadet Corps All India Trekking Expedition

Rishab H of unit AIR/B GP KA/21/1D/F/100543 and Yashas H of class 9 unit AIR/B GP KA/21/1D/F/100547 rank CPL successfully completed the All India Trekking Expedition, Kerala Trek 1 JNV, Kulamavu conducted by NCC Directorate, Kerala & Lakshadweep from 6th Oct 2022 to 13th October 2022.Yashas P got best performer medal and won first prize in group dance competition at All India Trekking camp.

Karnataka Amateur Boxing Association Inter Club

Mayur K secured a Gold medal in the Club boxing boys section 26-28 kg weight category at the 2nd year Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Inter Club Boxing Championships 2022 held on 8th and 9th October 2022 in Bangalore.

Educational Excursion

“Moments Clicked, Memories Packed, Happiness Recorded”

A fun trip to Goa for the students of class 10 in the month of September brought in great excitement and enthusiasm. After 14 hours of train journey, looking out was a fresh new environment, bridges, beaches, buildings, native people, nature. Everything was fresh and a new experience to the eyes and mind.

Historical places like Fort Aguada, Se Cathedral Tower, St. Augustine Tower,Big Foot & Ancestral Goa brought a great insight to the travellers. The Great Calagunte Beach, Miramar Beach & Candolim Beach were the places of exhilaration. All had a great time with friends and teachers. playing in the Sun and sands of Goa. A Sun Down Cruise on Mandovi river was the most memorable. The lovely culture of Goa in song and dance on the cruise added to the memories.

The tour to Goa has been a time to cherish forever.

Early Primary Sports

The 55th Annual Early Primary Sports day was a fun filled day for one and all at Carmel High School, bringing in a sporting spirit among the children. The students demonstrated their skills in various sporting events. There was a spectacular drill display various exercises using colourful Props. The children also participated in a wide range of colourful races like “Thirsty Crow” Bangalore Gym Boys” “Jelly Fish Race” etc. The parents enthusiastically cheered on as the students took to the track to compete with their peers.

Sikka Bangalore 4th National Level Open Karate Championship

Smita B Kulkarni of VII D participated in Sikka Bangalore 4th National Level Open Karate Championship held on 25th September 2022 at V V Convention Hall, Uttarahalli, Bangalore and won First place in Kata Karate competition.

CISCE NATIONAL SPORTS & GAMES 2022

Anjana Anand of VI D participated in CISCE National Sports Meet in Roller Skating competition at the National level representing Karnataka which was conducted from 19th to 21st September 2022 at Ahmedabad. In the 500 Mts skating competition she won the 2nd place (Silver) breaking the 2021 record, completing the race in 1.03 minutes. She participated in the 1000 Mts. skating and won First place (Gold) completing the race in 2.09 minutes, again creating a New National record at the ICSE Sports Meet. The Management presented her with a cash award of Rs. 15000/- for her achievement.

CISCE National Sports & Games 2022

The National Sports Meet was first held at Regional level in Karnataka. Many of our students won recognition at Regional level, thus qualifying to participate and represent State of Karnataka at the National level.

The Regional level winners were –

Name Class & Sec Sport
Darsh Bothra VII D Yoga – Group Competition
Koustubh N VI C
Kaanishka M VI C
Chiranth VII B
Rajkumar VI B
Arjun Sai
Sarode
Dheeraj K A X C Rhythmic Yoga
Dhanya R IX D Rhythmic Yoga
Likitha L X C Yoga - Group Competition
Reddy IX C
Inchara H B IX D
Inchara Kamal IX D
Anisha Rajeev
Likith Gowda R VIII D 800 M & 1500 M Running
Dikishita R X C High Jump

The following students will represent Karnataka at the National level.

Name Class & Sec Sport Finals to be held at
Likith Gowda R VIII D Athletics/ Running Pune
Dheeraj K A X C Yoga Jharkhand
Anjana Anand VI D Skating Ahamedhadbad

Swimming competition:

Our student Prathish of class 8C participated in swimming competition organized by Gold Sports Academy R T Nagar, Bangalore in 50 M breast stroke and 50 X 4 relay swimming competition and won first and second position respectively.

5th September 2022 - Teachers’ Day Celebration

“Great Teachers emanate out of Knowledge, Passion and Compassion”
--APJ Abdul Kalam

This day was celebrated with great enthusiasm. A warm welcome by the students at the school gates with showers of flowers was a pleasant surprise for all the teachers. Students expressed their gratitude, love and respect for their teachers through various talent displays. Some fun games for the teachers were held.

Later the Management also made the day special for the teachers by presenting awards to staff as recognition of completion of years of their service in the Institution.

A special Musical treat by well-known Zee kannada TV artiste Mr. Anil Kumar alias Bobby regaled the audience with famous songs being sung in different voices. On the whole it was a memorable day for the Teachers.

On the same occasion, Kiran Foundation an organization that works to serve the society by recognizing the outstanding, determined and dedicated educationists in the society, Felicitated Educators at an award ceremony from various Institutions. Our staff members too were recognized for their service. The “Excellence in Leadership” Awards were presented to -

Mrs. Lakshmi V. R, Mrs. Sreelakshmi S K, Mrs. Bhargavi V L, Mrs. Prathima P, Mrs. Kavitha S, Mrs. Lakshmi Priya, Mrs. Zareen Taj, Mrs. Preethi Shedthi, Mrs. Anjana Saha, Mrs. Jenifer M.

We are proud of our Teaching fraternity.

NCC National Integrated Camp EBSB 2022

Cadet Daksha.N of grade 9, 1 Kar Girls Battalion NCC Bangalore Unit was selected for the National Integrated Camp EBSB 2022 [Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat]. Ten days of the camp were spent at the Mysore campus of the Karnataka State Open University. The camp's core tenet was the exchange of cultures, festivals, foods and traditions. She won the second place in the folk dance competition, held for the cadets who had travelled from different parts of the nation. She has groomed herself socially and physically during those ten days at the camp. Daksha is back with a spark of commitment to serving society as a responsible citizen.

Book review by Nehal

Nehal of grade 10 is a voracious reader and book reviewer. Recently her review on the book “Mistborn the Final Empire” by Brandon Sanderson was published in Times NIE edition. The Management and staff wish the budding writer all the best for her future.

Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotasav at Carmel

“Nation First, Always First” theme based Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav celebrations at Carmel High School, Basaveshwaranagar was a grandeur. 15th August dawned a new era of hope and aspirations. A grand celebration held in the school was witnessed by over a crowd of 2000 students, parents and general public. Mr. Lukose Vallatharai IAS (retd) Govt. of Karnataka & Mrs. Anita Vallatharai were the Chief Guests. After the protocol of hoisting the National Flag and reviewing the March past by the NCC & NSS troops of the Institution, The Guest of Honour renowned Environmentalist Dr. Saalumarada Thimmakka and Founder Principal Mrs. Dorothy Menezes were felicitated by the Chief Guests and Management. The students presented a scintillating musical presentation on the theme “India – A Glorious Past to Great Future signifying unity in Diversity, it was the highlight of the celebration. The students bedazzled and mesmerized the audience with their meticulous performances and were led into the world of patriotism, heroism and bravery.

Earlier in the week a plethora of competitions such as dance, singing, declamation, essay writing, painting, colouring and collage making were conducted for students to emulate the spirit of patriotism and pride.

Carmel Plogathon (Swachh Bharath)

The NCC troops of the school along with the NSS volunteers of Carmel PU College took part in Swachh Bharath, plastic free awareness campaign. They went around the area and picked up plastics and cleaned the surroundings, at the same time created awareness in the neighborhood on the importance of reducing the use of plastics.

ICSE Board Examination Results - A 100% Success

We proudly celebrate the success of our students achievements in the ICSE Board Examinations of 2021-2022. In line with the motto of the school “Faith and Toil” the Carmelites have proved their mettle once again by their dedication, hard work and perseverance. Vishwaradhya.S.Aiholli was the school topper with a total percentage of 98.8% (ICSE) scoring centums in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. 93% of the students excelled with distinctions and the rest scored high first class. The highlight of the result was the centums scored by many students in different subjects – Biology -11, Computer Applications -10, Chemistry -5, History -5 and Math - 3.
The school takes pride in maintaining the consistency in its pursuit of Academic Excellence by achieving 100% results year after year in State and ICSE board examinations.
The Management congratulates the students and staff for their consistent efforts.

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – Patroness of Carmel Institutions

The Feast day was celebrated on 16th July 2022 with a day outing to Silver Oak Resort, Doddaballapur.
The celebration began with a solemn prayer service that highlighted the importance of grace towards growth in divine intimacy by Reverend Father Joseph Royan C.Ss.R. In his address, the Father highlighted the noble vocation of teaching and to assimilate ethics and values in one’s own life. The Administrator emphasized the importance of leading a simple life. Besides, the day was fun filled with various activities and games. Carmel Family added memories to their album.

Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture ceremony of the Students Council for 2022-23 was held on July 11, 2022. The Special guest was Mrs. Sandhya Menezes, Principal of Carmel PU College, who presented them with the badges of responsibility and inspired them to be sincere in their duty. School Principal Mr. Shaji Antony administered the oath of office.

The following are the newly elected members of 2022-23

Shashvath

Head Boy XC

Aditi P Jain

Head Girl XC

Harshitha V Gowda

Discipline Leader XB

Harshavardhan M R

Discipline Leader XB

Kishan Gowda

Sports Leader XA

Devangi R Shah

Sports Leader XC

Sumukh P

Cultural Leader XA

Sannidhi

Cultural Leader XA

Thomas George

Literary Leader XD

Shivani Patil

Literary Leader XC

Yashwin P

Head Boy VIII D

Aishwarya G

Head Girl VIII D

Bhavana K R

Discipline Leader VIII C

Keerthana George

Discipline Leader VIII D

Ayush Jain

Discipline Leader VIII D

SCIFICA 2022

SCIENCE – FICTION @ CARMEL (A Science fair & exhibition) was organized on the 8th & 9th July for students of grades 6 to 10. This year the aim of Scifica was to focus on Science, Society and the Environment which embraced the theme set for this year’s National Science Day –“Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future.’’ It was a vivid platform giving a spectrum of opportunities to students to explore their potential and realize the interdependence of Science, Technology and Society. Mrs.Shanthi, Principal, VES Model Convent School Basaveshwarnagar along with other members inaugurated the Fair. Students displayed functional and non-functional models based on their perception of the scientific concepts learnt, right from Biotechnology to Electronics, Energy and Power to Environmental Science, Robotics and Space Science covering all themes from an Atom to the Universe.

The scientific tempo and aura was contagious in the neighbourhood as these budding scientists presented their models with high magnetic energy bursting in enthusiasm Fair students of grade 6th C Dyuti Sathish, Sanjana, Navyashree and Kavyashree made special efforts for a collection drive during the event and then presented school with saplings. This gesture is much appreciated. The students enjoyed the chemistry of team work by balancing their pendulum, exerting the right pressure with required kinetic energy mixing the dynamic solutions and reactants to create a WOW moment for everybody.

Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes appreciated the efforts taken by the students and congratulated them by reiterating the fact that participation is more important than winning. Experiential learning facilitates deeper understanding, kindling the curiosity and thereby enhancing their knowledge and skills, he added. The winners were awarded with the trophies and certificates.

Sports Club

“Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” -Dan Gable

We are known for our achievements in the field of sports for years. However, due to the inevitable situation during the pandemic in the last two years, all sports activities had come to a standstill and now we take a leap this year. At Carmel Sports Arena, various sports events were inaugurated on 5th July 2022. Ms.Lekhana Hegde, a national-level basketball player inaugurated the event. Her achievements and her words were an inspiration to the young students. The school sports captain gave a brief report of the various achievements and records in different sports events created during the academic years 2018-19 & 2019-20. Administrator, Mr. Roshan Menezes in his address advised the students to be committed to sports as well as have a balance between academics and sports. The Principal, Mr. Shaji Antony motivated the students to develop the spirit of sportsmanship. The school looks forward to achieving many more laurels in the present year.

Combined Annual Training camp (CATC)

Combined Annual Training camp (CATC) was conducted by 1 Kar Air Sqn NCC. A total of 600 cadets from across 18 schools and colleges attended this camp held at Air Force station Jalahalli East. Our 22 cadets participated in this camp and we are proud to announce that they won the 1st place in the Drill competition. 8 cadets along with ANO flew in a Zen Microlite with Group Captain Sajal. Every cadet got a chance of firing 5 rounds with .22 rifle. It was an excellent opportunity for our cadets to take to the skies and also learn a lot of life skills.

Yoga Day Celebration

“Yoga is the gateway to happiness that the body needs in daily life.”

The 8th International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2022 at Carmel Sports Arena. Students of middle and high school enthusiastically took part in various yogasannas. The importance of yoga was excellently depicted by a group of students who are regular practitioners of yoga. The atmosphere was energized with a soothing calm with pranayama by all the students and the teachers. The Principal Mr.Shaji Antony, emphasized the importance of yoga and pranayama in daily life.

Environment Day Celebration

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

To create awareness of the importance of conservation of nature and environment, a poster making and slogan writing competition on the theme “Only One Earth“ was conducted for students of class 6 to 10. The NCC cadets along with Administrator Mr. Roshan Menezes, Principal Mr.Shaji Antony, ANOs Roopashree and Vijay Kumar distributed medicinal plants in the neighbourhood. The cadets also explained about the medicinal values of the plant.

On June 6th,the importance of Environment Day was emphasized in the day’s program. Chief Guest Mr. Jai Sharma, a National Geographical Certified Nature Educator congratulated and appreciated the school for taking initiatives to conserve natural resources and be more conscious and sensitive towards nature. The Administrator in his address encouraged students to "sow more to reap more, preserve and conserve for a brighter India”. A group of volunteers from Conscious Planet, brought about awareness on importance of Saving Soil an initiative by Sadguru of Isha Foundation. A dance was performed by the high school students showcasing the need to conserve soil and to build a greener world. The winners of the various competitions were awarded certificates by the Chief Guest.

Reopening of School:

After two years of topsy-turvy life, Carmel Arena was filled with hustle and bustle with the reopening of school on 1st June2022. The students as well as the teachers were excited to meet and greet one another. A broad smile on each one’s face brought back the liveliness of the school atmosphere.
The Administrator, Mr Roshan Menezes welcomed the students and the teachers back to school. In his address to them he advised them to inculcate the three core values “RESPECT, HONESTY AND PUNCTUALITY”. Wishing the Carmelites to be fit and healthy, the academic year 2022-23 was marked as Year of Fitness. The Principal of the school, Mr.Shaji Antony was greeted by all the students. The entire atmosphere was filled with joy and celebration of learning.

Workshop By Dr. Harish Choudhary, Professor IIT, New Delhi:

The Academic Year 2022-23 at Carmel High School, Basaveshwaranagar began with a series of workshops and events concentrating on mental, physical, and spiritual fitness, as well as revitalizing, energizing, and boosting the morale of the teachers. On the one hand, Carmel Run 2022 stressed on the need for physical fitness, while on the other, the value-based workshop emphasized the importance of fundamental values and ethics.
Dr. Harish Choudhary, Professor IIT New Delhi, enlightened the teaching fraternity on the fundamental components of self-development, synergizing oneself with ethics and integrity to establish a happy school learning environment. The entire session was centred on teachers reviewing, renewing, realising their responsibility, and extending their commitment as change agents, as well as how they acquire and develop critical knowledge, skills, planning, and practise through each phase of their teaching careers, radiating happiness.
“Say what you mean, mean what you say, Keep your word, Love yourself, Be responsible for your deeds,Strategize your actions, Prioritize your goals,Do not take that which is not yours, Do not step on anybody’s toes for your personal gain”. The workshop's key takeaways were to be proactive, build healthy relationships, and connect with your students in order to create a happy learning environment.
Happy Teaching and Happy Learning!

Saksham Value-Ed Initiatives Program

“Education must not simply teach work, it must teach Life.”

Saksham- Character building through values and life skills. It is a unique curriculum integrated, an experiential learning program for students in school.
An innovative program was organized on the topic "Saksham Value-Ed Initiatives" for the teachers of Carmel High School on 25th May 2022. The speaker for the day was Mr. Mayank Solanki, founder and CEO of Value-Ed Initiatives &Yuva Ignited Minds. He began the session by sharing the a thought provoking short story with the moral 'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.' He emphasized the significance and objectives of the Saksham Value-Ed initiatives. The program helps students to prepare for the future by creating awareness within them about their thoughts, ideas, emotions and actions, and empower them towards a happy and healthy life.
A Presentation on effective teaching techniques and strategies was shared with teachers.
The session concluded with a thought-provoking and quintessential quote, "Learning never exhausts the mind as the change is the end result of all the true learning." It was an eye-opening and refreshing session.

Carmel Run2022

Carmel Run2022 – A long distance run was organized by Carmel High School , Basaveshwaranagar and ICYCLE.IN on Sunday 22nd May 2022 to promote the importance of health and fitness and to mark the significance of Fit India Movement . The event was inaugurated and the 10k & 5k Run was flagged off by Sri.V.Somanna Honourable Minister For Infrastructure and Development, Government of Karnataka , Sri.S.Suresh Kumar Honourable member of Legislative Assembly (Rajajinagar Constituency ) from Sri.Balagangadharnath Swamiji Stadium ,Vijaynagar . The 3K mazza run and 10K cyclathon was flagged off by former Olympian and International Athlete Sri.Arjun Devaiah . Ms.Pavitra Chandra , National Basket Ball player and former captain of Women’s basketball team and Mr.Shamanth Gowda popularly known as Brogowda motivated and encouraged the runners.
It attracted a significant number of enthusiastic students, parents, and local residents who competed against their own endurance, strength, speed, and fitness to cross the finish line. With more than 500
amateur runners and around 50 elite runners participating in different categories , the event at its first edition set a bench mark and was a much needed boost for resurgence of fitness and sports in India.
Medals, monetary prizes, and a selfie station near the finish line added smile to the runner’s faces. Puttaswamy Gowda, a 78-year-old national level athlete, and Ashok Ashra, 60, both competed, proving that age is just a number. With their unwavering belief in their ability to be the country's future champions, the 10-12 year old sprinters stole the show. Mr.Roshan Menezes, Administrator, and Mrs.Sandhya Menezes, Principal, Carmel group of Institutions deserve special recognition for their mission and vision in serving society as responsible citizens.

S S L C TOPPERS of 2021-2022

The students of 10th standard secured 100% result in the S S L C Examination held in March 2022. The School Management and Staff Congratulates all the students on their Excellent Achievement and wishes them a bright future.

Carmel Staff Summer Travels 2022

After a long travel break of 2 years, the school arranged for a much needed outing for teachers. A staff trip to the Heavenly locations of Leh-Ladakh was organized in the Month of April 2022. Enthusiastic teachers and family embarked on the week long journey, visiting various locations like Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong lake which included visits to various monasteries, palaces, lakes and war memorials. The adventurous drives through some treacherous roads, reaching altitudes of almost 17,370 ft above mean sea level, driving through the Khardungla Pass and the snow-capped mountains of Changla-Pass the highest motorable roads in the world were breathtaking. Our adventure activities included a Double Humped Camel safari and ATV rides. Our visit to the famous Rancho school, better known as the location where the Bollywood hit 3 Idiots (starring Aamir Khan and others) was picturised.
The tour ended with a drive past Delhi’s iconic places. On the whole it was a wonderful and memorable trip to cherish and to recall for a longtime.

Felicitation Programme

A teacher shapes lives of the Nation’s youngsters and dedicates his / her life selflessly to this noble duty.
Carmel High School acknowledges the outstanding services of teachers and expresses its gratitude to them. The Management, Staff and Students bid farewell to Mr. Alphonse S and Mrs Mary Catherine Joseph on 12th April 2022, who had served the Institution for over three decades.
The teachers, through their programme, thanked the retiring teachers for their exceptional skills in motivation, guidance, love and encouragement. Their dedication and commitment were appreciated through entertainment and video presentations of their life at Carmel. As a token of gratitude, the retiring teachers were honoured by the Management by presenting them with mementoes. The Administrator, Mr Roshan Menezes, through his heartfelt message thanked the teachers for their dedication and hard work which added to the success of the Institution. In turn, the Retiring teachers, Mr Alphonse and Mrs Mary Joseph thanked the Management, Principal, Staff and the Students for their cooperation and support.
The retiring teachers enjoyed the programme and were touched by the efforts of the students and the teachers who had put up an exciting and entertaining programme. Heartfelt wishes for their retirement life were showered on them. Mr Alphonse and Mrs Mary Joseph leave behind a legacy of professional values and ethics for the younger generation teachers.

National Education Policy 2020 workshop

Carmel High School organized a workshop on the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) on 7th April 2022 for all the staff of school & college. The main objective of this workshop was to create awareness of the NEP 2020 and to familiarize them with the skills to help them understand its nuances, curriculum changes, shift in the pedagogical skills and its implementation of the 360-degree holistic development of the students.
The Resource person, Ms Leena Chandra Wadia, member of the drafting committee of NEP 2020 in her keynote address shared that the National Education Policy seeks to introduce and implement a sea of changes across all levels of education in India. Light was shed on the creation of a new structure in place of the old, i.e., replacing 10+2 with 5+3+3+4. She shared that substantial impetus was placed on vocational education / experential learning which will give rise to multiple hybrid jobs. The NEP encourages the integration of Experiential learning, Competency-based education and Art and Sports. Further the NEP introduces Early Childhood Education (ECCE) from age 3, internships for promoting vocational skills, and the format of school board examinations to reduce the stress for children and help improve students’ understanding and performance. NEP emphasizes moving students away from rote learning and raising literacy and numeracy skills at the foundational level.
The Question and Answer session had teachers expressing their concerns and raised queries which were addressed by the Resource person. It was a very enriching and informative session.

Saraswathi Pooja and Farewell celebration

Saraswathi Namasthubhyam, Varadey Kaamarupinee।
Vidhyarambham Karishyami, Sidhir bhavathu mey sada॥
Saraswati Puja is one of the most significant occasion celebrated with great enthusiasm in the institution for the students of class X attempting the Board exams.
Goddess Saraswati is associated not only with formal education of sciences and language, but also with all forms of Art. Mr.Venkataraman Bhat conducted the pooja, chanting all the vedic mantras and shlokas . Students worshipped Maa Saraswati with devotion and dedication to seek wisdom, artistic and technical skills, academic excellence and a good heart. Hymns were sung by staff and students . Prasadam was distributed to the students followed by class photograph session.
The first half of the day was spent connecting self to the universe and supreme power invoking the blessings, building hope and confidence and the latter half of the day witnessed a day mixed with emotions of joy and sadness. Every section of the class X gave a cultural performance for about 10 minutes which included fashion walk, group medleys, expression of gratitude and dances. The Student council stepped down from office with a thankful note to all the teachers. The organising team conducted entertaining games for the students. Students received awards as recognition of their talents. “Always have the will to excel and hug the change as it is inevitable. Don’t break down for small failures and learn to empathize to make the world a better place to live in for yourself and future generations”, said the Administrator. PU College Principal stressed the importance of emotional quotient and gave a new meaning to the word ACHIEVE as Attitude, Choices, Habits ,Involvement, Enthusiasm, Values and the most important of all Emotional Quotient. Director for Research Assessment Mr.Shaji Anthony said farewell is the splendid gift of memories and wished students to be connected with each other and live with the values imbibed by their almamater. The acronym ABC – Allow the change to happen, Bond with the change and Challenge yourself to adapt” said the Principal wishing good luck to all their future endeavours.

School Trip to Avaniya Adventure Resorts – A student’s perspective

On 5th March 2022, a one day trip to Avaniya Adventure Resorts, Kolar district was organised for students of std X. It was a joyful experience after a long time and continuous online classes. Amidst cool breeze and excitement, our journey started around 5.30 am. We danced in the bus all the way to the resort. We were mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the property surrounded by lush greens, rich flora and fauna, soothing sights and sounds of nature to create memories for lifetime and recharge our minds. We took a walk around the resort and then we had a sumptuous breakfast. Now it was time to explore more and wander around with friends in activities. The boys tested their physical and core strength and to overcome their fears with a row of activities like zip lining, high ropes, rock climbing, low rope challenges and the most challenging one –The obstacle path. It was a thrilling balance of fun, coordination and learning. All were excited to climb, balance, run, jump, hang, crawl and trust their guts to reach the finish point. It was a self test for our fitness levels with fun quotient. The girls jumped into the pool splashing water on each other moving our feet to the music. Rain dance added to our abundant joy as the tunes were set to get into the feel of actual rain. I realised the importance of physical fitness and the balance of mind and body. Post lunch after a rest, it was time to wind up and return. But to our surprise, there was a DJ organized which renewed our energy. The very thought Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, made us dance and zoom with the music. Eve our Administrator and teachers shook a leg with us. Post Hi-tea and a group picture with friends, we boarded the bus. We returned with joy overloaded, mind refuelled and rejuvenated. I would like to thank our Administrator for organizing the trip and strengthening our bond with friends and teachers. A much needed break post pandemic , lockdown and online classes. - Harshitha Bhansali
- Literary Leader
- Class –X C

Social Service and Community Development Activity

The NCC cadets are contributing towards social welfare by providing leadership, doing community service, national & cultural integration, promoting awareness by involving in social programmes like health care & family welfare, old age care, understanding the value of physical education & adventure training, watershed and waste land development. The NCC cadets all the year round are engaged in various social service activities for spreading awareness amongst the masses. Through these activities the cadets develop the qualities of self awareness, discipline, communication skills, empathy, adaptability, organisational skills, dedication and many more.
Imbibing the same, the NCC 1 Kar Girls Battalion of Carmel High School, Basaveshwaranagar, as part of their Social Service and Community Development activity visited two villages Iruligaradoddi and Hunasedoddi near Ramanagar District. The awareness campaign was organised under the guidance and supervision of S/O Roopashree. K , T/O Vijay Kumar and Hawaldar Nurse Assistant Anil Kumar. The entire program was based on the theme “Ek Bharath Shreshta Bharath.” The cadets marched and conducted a rally holding the placards and banners highlighting “Stop Animal Cruelty ”, Health is Wealth”, “Hennu Makalannu Odhisi”, “Hennu Makkalannu Belesi”, “Stop Dowry”, “Educate Girl Child”, “Jab Tak Jal Surakshit Hain, Tab Tak Kal Surakshit Hain”, “Hasirae Deshada Usiru”, “Fit India, Great India”, “Stop Liquor” and many more to create awareness among the villagers. The cadets presented a Nukkad Natak with the theme “Ek Bharath Shreshtha Bharat ” signifying the importance of organic farming. Hawaldar Anil Kumar gave a pack of medical first aid kits to the village health care centre. The cadets cleaned the the campus and the surroundings of the Government Primary School of the village under their mission Swatch Bharath Abhiyan.
Vanavasikalyana Organizer and Morarji Desai School Headmaster Mr.Hanumanthayya addressed the gathering and he appreciated the cadets for taking all the efforts in conducting the awareness campaign. The cadets returned home with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Fit India State level Quiz : A Celebrity Visit

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) organised the State level Quiz - Fit India. Nehaa N Raj & Dhanyashree of Grade 8 D represented Bangalore in the State Level Online Quiz. Ms. Ashwini Akkunji, the Indian Olympic Athlete and present coach for Athletics at SAI was present at our school to oversee the conduct of the Fit India Quiz.

A Proud Moment for CARMEL

Eldrok India, one of the leading strategic and marketing consulting firms recently organized an Educational Conference on 18th February 2022 in Bangalore. The Conference had an attendance of over 150 School Heads and Managements which gave an insight into the latest trends in Education.

As part of the conference, schools were being recognised for their service and contribution to Education (especially in the pandemic years) under different categories.

It was a proud moment for Carmel, when the school was awarded for its Excellence in promoting Life Skills Programs for students in the school.

The school promotes various programs besides academic pursuits for the all round development of the student. Programs like Value Education, NCC for boys & girls, Career Guidance program, Theatre in Education, Nature Camps, Environment Conservation programs etc, are some of the various Life Skills programs that are offered in the school.

Surya Namaskara Progarm

On the occasion of India’s Amrith Mahotsav (75 years of Independence), Students and Teachers of Carmel High School took part in performing Surya Namaskara for 21 days to promote a healthy lifestyle, a small token of gratitude to our Motherland - India.

Republic Day Celebration - 2022

Republic Day is commended since the time India got its Constitution into power on 26th January 1950.
On account of the prevalent restrictions in place, the 73rd Republic Day at Carmel was celebrated in a simple yet with a patriotic fervour. The NCC troops and student Council members along with a few teachers were present to celebrate the occasion. Hoisting of the tri colour flag of pride, followed by the National Anthem and Salute and soulful rendition of patriotic songs by the students to incite patriotism were part of the celebrations.

Range Firing Training

Range firing(shooting) was conducted by 1 Kar Air Sqn NCC at Parachute Regiment Training Centre on 6/01/22 for boys. Our 22 cadets and NCC officer attended the range firing.

Trekking to Channarayana Durga Hill

On 26th December 2021, a total of 52 NCC cadets with their NCC officers - Mr.Vijay and Ms. Roopashree, and other support staff took on an adventurous trek to Channarayana Durga Hill Fort near Tumakuru. The trek started at 5 am in the morning hours of a misty sunrise. It took them half a day to trek to the top and explore the Fort. The cadets scaled a height of 3730 feet with ease and joy. The guides shared information about the Hill Fort. Post lunch they visited the backwaters and returned to Bangalore. It was a fitting adieu to the year 2021with an ecstatic experience bundled with fun and knowledge.

Christmas Celebration 2021

December is always a joyous, fun-filled month for the Carmel Family. Christmas is a magical time at Carmel. A season of joy, giving, sharing and laughter. Family and friends come together for tinsel and twinkling lights.
On the 23rd December 2021, excitement reverberated in the air as the festival of joy was celebrated with a great festive spirit. The magnificent theatrical unique talent performances, boasted of a cast of around 200 staff of the school. Great efforts were taken to decorate tables with the theme of Christmas. Overall, it was a great fun filled platform for all to showcase their talents. A pleasant and happy atmosphere was created with the singing of carols and party songs. Through fun and celebration, the very important message of peace, hope, love, and joy was shared with everyone.

Teacher wins National Level Championship 2022

Ms. Jenifer M, Department of Mathematics, Primary section is the National Champion at the Tata Class Edge Competition for online teaching and adopting innovative teaching strategies and engaging students online. Jenifer has been awarded with a trophy, a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 25000/-.
Tata Class Edge announced their Class Edge Classroom Championship 2022 a special edition celebrating the Best of Virtual Teaching (VII Edition). At the prelims there were 1300+ teachers across India, participating in the event. Jenifer’s first video presentation of a virtual session on “Comparing Numbers” for students of Grade 1 incorporating the fable “The Lion And The Mouse “qualified her for the Zonal round. At the zonal, 8 teachers vied for the top 2 qualifiers. A live presentation was held in front of a panel of eminent academicians that evaluated the contestants. Jenifer took her students on a tour to theWorld famous Eiffel Tower to show the magic of angles. She brought in cartoon characters like Motu and Patlu for the concepts of obtuse and acute angles respectively. She used words like cute, obese and fit to comprehend angles that were less than 90, more than 90 and 90 degrees. Self collated videos, quizzes, L shaped angle tester, a model of a pizza, Christmas star, model of a house and online resources made her bring angles closer to the heart and propelled her to the National level.
Jenifer’s topic for the grand finale was on properties of flat shapes (square, rectangle, triangle and circle) for students of grade 1. To highlight her topic, she wore accessories of various shapes. Earrings as a rectangle, finger ring as a circle, necklace in square shape and to top it all, a tiara (crown) in the shape of a triangle.
For kinaesthetic learners, straw and playdough was used. They had to identify an object of a shape at home with 4 sides (rectangle). She took her students on a virtual tour of the outside world on the magic carpet of Aladdin and Genie. They took a glimpse of the famous Pyramids of Egypt, the London Eye and Big Ben in London. To recap and reinforce, the mind map technique was used. The Management congratulates Jenifer on her outstanding achievement. Indeed a proud moment for Carmel.

Carmel High School- Day field trip at Bannerghatta National Park, Kalkere Range.

A one day Nature Study trip to Bannerghatta National Park was organized for students on 12th and 18th December, 2021. Mr. Jai Sharma, an experienced Wildlife and Nature Educator was the guide. Bannerghatta National Park (350 sq.Km) is known for its rich biodiversity including elephants, leopards, birds and beautiful butterflies. This park serves as an example and live laboratory to learn about interactions and interdependencies of various life forms in Nature. It was a great experience and adventurous journey for students to explore more about wildlife. Students were eager to know the importance of termites, ants, earthworms, millipedes and slugs as soil engineers and decomposers. Students learnt about the symbiotic relationship between ants, fungi and plant roots. The energy of the students was commendable and the trip ended with lots of learnings by the students with respect for nature, great memories and a revived passion towards conserving nature.

Ranking Ceremony of NCC Cadets

7th December, 2021 Tuesday morning assembly witnessed a record for creating and nurturing young leaders.NCC air wing of Carmel High School, Basaveshwaranagar within a year of its inception has made a commendable mark. Imbibing the motto “Unity and Discipline “. The cadets are actively involved in drills, parades, camps, trekking and social awareness campaigns like Tree plantation drive, Clean India etc. The cadets are trained and groomed to be responsible, disciplined, selfless and patriotic citizens. Based on their performance in academics, field activities, punctuality and participation, NCC has given ranks to the cadets under the instructions and training given by the Associate NCC officers Mrs. Roopashri and Mr. Vijay Kumar. Administrator Mr. RoshanMenezes congratulated the cadets and pinned the leadership ranking badges. “With great power, comes great responsibility, as you own the rank with pride, be consistent and committed to serve the society and inspire many more to be disciplined”, he said in his address to the cadets. Cadet Vishrutha NS was honored with the highest rank similar to a rank given to a serving soldier in the Indian army as Company Sergeant Major (CSM) followed by First Sergeant Aishwarya Srikanth. Chethana C and Shreya K as Second Sergeants. Yashas.P, Bhargav.G, Harshavardhan.M.R and Dhanush .S were ranked as Sergeants. The cadets were assigned the ranks of Corporal, Lance Corporal, Lance Corporal Provost, Cadet Corporals and Leading Flight Cadets. The future leaders marched with pride, alertness, pledge and unspoken coordination.

Social Campaigns by NCC Cadets
Clean India Drive

On 2nd November 2021, 48 NCC cadets under the guidance of the Principal Dr. Mrs. Florence D’ Souza, teachers and support staff collected 10 kgs of plastic waste and cleaned the surrounding of the school which stretched up to Ambedkar Stadium. They also interacted with the shop owners around the school and urged them not to use plastic covers and bags. The street vendors and the coconut vendors were made aware of the ill effects of using plastic straw. The collected plastic was then sent to Carmel PU College recycling center. The school management appreciated the efforts and the initiative taken by the NCC team. Administrator Roshan Menezes encouraged them to be consistent in their efforts and to make awareness to be not one time but an all time motto both in words and in action.



Tree Plantation Drive

NCC Cadets of Carmel High School, Basaveshwarnagar, 1Kar Air Sqn NCC organized a Tree plantation drive on 4th December 2021 to create awareness and attempt to make the city pollution free. They planted 26 trees at St. Theresa’s Mercy Home garden. The 45 cadets took an active part in digging the planting hole, planting the sapling and watering it. The entire activity was planned and executed under the supervision of Mr. Shaji Antony, Director Research & Assessement and Mr. Vijaykumar, ANO Officer and other NCC officers.

Workshop on Financial Wellness:

“Don’t work for money; make money work for you”
The Management organized a workshop on Financial Wellness. Dr. Maria Pramila D’Souza a Financial Freedom Coach and CEO of Wealth2life suggested ways and means by which one can secure their families by creating wealth from right investment instruments. The workshop focused on money management systems and highlighted the steps to be followed in the financial fitness process. One has to plan wisely with authentic and right knowledge to face the 4D’s - Death, Disease, Disaster and Disability courageously. Having right mindset about money and planning the family budget is the need and should be given prime importance for a happy and peaceful life at present and in future.

Badge presentation program:

The School fosters a healthy competition among students across all grades. To create a happy and positive environment, students are put into four different houses namely Ruby, Emerald, Topaz and Sapphire. Each house is led by carefully selected captains and vice-captains. On 10th November 2021, the Captains and Vice Captains of all the houses were conferred with the badges by the discipline in-charge teachers.

Children's day celebration for primary school

On November 14th every year, Children's Day is celebrated all across India. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. For his love for children he was fondly known as chacha Nehru. The day emphasizes the importance of giving love, attention and affection to children. "The children of today will make the India of tomorrow.The way they bring them up will determine the future of the country" The programme for primary began with prayer,dance and tributes to Chacha Nehru.Various activities and events were organised and performed by teachers.The day had a number of live programmes. It included an informative play, an enactment, and songs to make the morning memorable.

School Reopening for Primary School

On the Government's decision for schools across the state to re-start classes for students of primary school after almost 18 months , the Management invited parents of students of these classes for an interaction to understand their expectations. Renowned child psychologist Ms.Fathima Khader, who is also a parent consultant and leadership coach with over 18years of experience and the CEO of EvolveED, a Bangalore based training organization that works in the space of child care addressed the parents on " *The New Parent Conundrum- covid, schooling and mental health - moving from pandemic to endemic.

Education is the most powerful weapon we can* use to change the world. School Administrator Mr.Roshan Menezes explained the covid protocols followed at school (SOP) and addressed the parents queries on the school's preparedness to restart classes with care. Parents expressed their satisfaction and readiness to send their children to school.

Swacch Bharath Campaign

NCC cadets of 1 Kar Air Sqn from Carmel High School Basaveshwarnagar. conducted a Clean India campaign on 2nd November 2021. 48 cadets along with teachers and support staff participated in the campaign. A plastic waste of more than 10kgs was collected. The cadets were divided into 4 groups to clean in different directions The NCC cadets spoke with shopkeepers not to use plastic and also created awareness with the tender coconut vendors around not to give plastic straws while selling tender coconuts This was the first successful social service activity of the NCC boys.

Carmel celebrates Kannada Rajyotsava

ಕಾರ್ಮೆಲ್ ಪ್ರೌಢಶಾಲೆಯ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನವೆಂಬರ್ 1ರಂದು 66ನೇ ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ವಿಜೃಂಭಣೆಯಿಂದ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಹಚ್ಚೇವು ಕನ್ನಡದ ದೀಪ ಎಂಬ ಸುಮಧುರ ಗೀತೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಗಣ್ಯರೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಸೇರಿ ದೀಪಬೆಳಗುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶುಭಚಾಲನೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳೆಲ್ಲ ತಮ್ಮ ಅದ್ಭುತ ಗಾಯನ ಹಾಗೂ ನೃತ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಪರಿಮಳವನ್ನು ಹರಡಿದರು. ಸಂಕಷ್ಟದ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನರ ರಕ್ಷಣೆಗಾಗಿ ಪಣತೊಟ್ಟುನಿಂತ ಕೊರೋನ ವಾರಿಯರ್ಸ್ ಗೆ ಹೃದಯಪೂರ್ವಕ ನಮನಗಳನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಈ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಕಣ್ಮನಗಳನ್ನು ಸೆಳೆದವು.

Ms.SaralaJain , H.O.D of Hindi Department was awarded "Nation Builder Award"

Ms.SaralaJain , H.O.D of Hindi Department was awarded "Nation Builder Award" by Federation Of Independent Recognized School Teachers , Karnataka . Ms.Jain was awarded by the Chief Guest Dr.SantoshHegde , Former justice of Supreme Court ,Dr.Venugopal , Chancellor Bangalore University and Mr.Afshad Ahmed President FIRST Karnataka in the Teacher Felicitation Ceremony organized at the Bharat Scouts and Guides Headquarters on 25th September ,2021. She was acknowledged for integrating ICT in her teaching process and making her online classes interesting and engaging . She was awarded for her service to the student community as a teacher and nation builder.