“Intelligence plus character - that is the true
goal of education ”
of the ICSE & ISC 2018
are very happy to report that this year 49 candidates
appeared for the ICSE and all received the pass certificate.
In the ISC 105 students appeared and all were successful.
ICSE 2018 toppers from
St. Paul’s Mission school are the following:
Das– 93 %
ISC 2018 toppers
from St. Paul’s Mission school are the following:
Archisman Banik– 95.25%
Junior Prefects’ Investiture Ceremony
was held on the 27th of April 2017. The
Principal, Vice Principal & Junior School Head gave away
the badges to the prefects from Classes III to V who had
been elected by their colleagues.
Senior Prefects’ Investiture Ceremony
took place on the 28th of April 2017. Rev. Abir
Adhikari, Hony Secretary of the BOG was present to give away
the badges. It was a solemn occasion wherein the School
Captains and House Captains elected from Class XII as well
as the House Representatives and Class Leaders from classes
VI to X, took the oath of allegiance and duty. Iqra Akhtar ,
outgoing school captain, handed over the ensign to Vineeta
Singh, her successor.
On the occasion of the 156th birth anniversary
celebrations of the Bard of Bengal, students and teachers of
St. Paul’s Mission School, senior and junior department,
paid tribute to the Kobi Guru through a special cultural
programs on the 8th of May 2017. The
junior school function took place on the open courtyard in
the traditional ‘rabindrik’ style while the senior school
students performed in the school auditorium. The theme for
this year’s celebration was, “Rabindranath and Humanism”.
Junior School Prize Distribution
was on the morning of 16th June 2017. Chief
Guest, Mrs. Anjana
Grace Biswas, Junior Head, La Martiniere for Girls’
School, gave away the certificates and prize books to the
little prize winners. The Lady Carmichael trophy for the
Best House (Jr) went to Wordsworth House. The
Annual Report of the Junior section for the
academic year 2016-17 was presented on the
occasion by the Principal Ms. Sanchita Biswas.
Middle School Prize Distribution
for classes VI, VII & VIII was held at the school hall
on the afternoon of the same day. Prof.
Madhumanjari Mandal, associate Professor, Dept. of
Botany, Scottish Church College, Kolkata, graced the
occasion as Chief
Guest. She gave away prizes to the prize winners from
class VI to VIII.
Senior School prize Distribution
was on the evening of 16th June 2017. The
programme was presided over by His Grace The
Rt. Rev. Ashoke Biswas, Chairman of the school. The
Rt. Rev. Dr. P.C. Singh, Deputy Moderator, CNI Synod, was
the Chief Guest.
Bishop’s Prize went to Roshan
of Class XII, who had excelled in the field of academics amd
co-curricular activities. The Principal’s Prize was awarded
to Iqra Aktar, the outgoing school captain for her all round
performance and show of responsibility. The David Raja
Memorial Prize for Good Conduct was awarded to Anirban
Mukherjee of class XII. Toppers of the ICSE & ISC 2017
were felicitated by His Grace. The Lady Carmichael Trophy
for the Best House (Sr) went to Tennyson House once again.
Annual Report was presented by the Principal, in the form of
a slide show of school activities that took place in the
academic year 2016-17.
Anglo Indian Day:
special assembly was organized by the students and teachers
on the 1st of August 2017, to celebrate World
Anglo Indian Day. On 2nd August, the Principal,
Vice Principal and some teachers, attended the special
thanksgiving mass held at St. James Church organized by the
west Bengal chapter of the All Heads of Anglo Indian Schools
in India (AHAISI).
15th August 2017, the staff and students of St.
Paul’s Mission School celebrated the 171st
Independence Day of the nation. On this occasion, a
colourful cultural programme was organized in the senior
school hall at 5 Scott Lane. The NCC wing of SPMS turned out
smartly in their full uniform for the opening march past and
rifle salute on the grounds. The
Chief Guest, Mr. Amitava Ghosh, Officer-in-Charge, Amherst
Street Police Station, unfurled the tricolour.
Students and teachers of the Junior Section organized a food
festival for all present.
day was observed on the 5th of September 2017.
Senior and Junior students organized entertainment programs
in their respective departments, for their teachers. There
was also a special Prefects vs Teachers Football match
organized on the previous day, which was won by the
classes I & II Concert
was performed by the children of Nursery to class II. It
was put up on 1st and 2nd November
2017 at the senior school hall. The story line was based
on the biblical story of the Great Flood. The script
was written by Nursery class teacher Ayesha Hassan and
Junior Head, Michelle Costar. The songs were customised by
Angela Baidya and Michelle Costar. It was an enjoyable
and learning experience for the 250 children on stage.
evening of 10th November was one of great
festivity when St. Paul’s Mission School organized ‘The
Hues Of Humanism’, a cultural program,
celebrating India’s humanity and cultural diversity. Over
150 students from the senior school participated in this
mega event which showcased folk songs and dances from
Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab.
Besides these, students also performed to the traditional
Rabindrasangeet and People’s Songs or Gonosongeet sung by a
live choir. It was an evening of enormously enjoyable
live performance of music, songs and dance.
14th November 2017, St. Paul’s Mission School
teachers organized entertainment programs in both
departments to treat the students on the occasion of
Children’s Day. There were midget shows, dances, drama and
songs performed by the teachers. Children were also
treated to some refreshment.
academic year the School had its annual sports at the St
Paul’s College ground, on 25th November 2017.
Sports: The theme of the Annual Sports Day this year was ‘Kung Fu Karate.
The races were all based on themes of physical fitness.
The 2 drills performed by the children of classes I & II
and classes III, IV & V were spectacular. Mr. Murtaza
Lodgar, Junior Bengal Cricket Coach was Chief Guest. He took
the salute during the march past and gave away the prizes.
Senior School Annual Sports Meet,
2017-18, was held at the St. Pauls’ C.M. College grounds on
November 25th, 2017. Former Indian cricketer, Mr.
Saradindu Mukherjee, graced the occasion as Chief Guest
while veteran sports journalist, Debasis Dutta was the Guest
of Honour. Parents, teachers, staff and other guests
gathered to applaud the participants, who performed
exceptionally well. The winners received medals and
certificates from the Principal, Vice Principal, Chief Guest
and other guests present. The senior school March Past and
Drill by the middle school students was spectacular and much
appreciated. Masefield House was declared the Champion
house, with Keats House being the runners up.
Saturday, the 6th of December 2016, The Diocesan Education
Mission (DEM) Fete was held at the St. Paul’s Cathedral
ground. The DEM fete is a most awaited event that provides
all with the opportunity to interact with many other
schools. Our school put up a lucky dip as well as an
old clothes stall. Each lucky dip try was worth Rs. 100/- We
1, 50,000 which was donated to the DEM Fund. In this regard
I would like to thank all my teachers, office staff and
students who helped to raise the said amount.
up to the Fete, all students and staff of St Paul’s Mission
School contributed through a raffle draw. A lucky hamper
draw full of goodies, was organized by the school to award
one winner from each class and section. The draw was held at
the assembly and the class-teachers gave away the prizes.
Nativity play for the year 2017-18, held on 11th
December, in the junior section, was a huge success,
performed by the children of Nursery, KG, classes I and II.
The Christmas carols were improvised using age old nursery
rhyme tunes. Our little Santa Clause was a healthy child
from the KG who played the character in a hilarious manner.
The audience was most taken up by him. We also had a
Christmas tree, little angles, Mary and Joseph, all played
by the little children from the KG. With this event in
school we began the festive season and the long awaited
15th December 2017, the Nativity functions were
held in the senior section. The nativity scene enacted by
the students was accompanied by the merry carols that filled
the air and heralded the Christmas season as we came to a
close for the holidays.
part of our social service initiative, the students raised
money through class canteens to arrange large Christmas
hampers for the students and teachers of the second school.
Members of the staff were treated to a fellowship Christmas
year classes III to V put up a musical based on the story
was a completely in house production directed and
choreographed by the Junior school teachers. The show was
staged at The Calcutta University Institute Hall on 14th and
15th December 2017. 250 students gave their best towards
the success of the show.
St. Paul’s Mission School Fete was a pre-Christmas
celebration organized on the 16th of December
2017. Rev. Abir Adhikari, Hony Secretary of the Board of
Governors inaugurated the Fete. It was a day of music,
games, food and lots of fun. Each child received a free
colourful cap and a packet of refreshment at the fete. There
was also a special lottery with attractive gifts like wrist
watch, bicycle and mobile phones to grab.
Annual Patronal Day Exhibition was held on January 19th,
2018, on the junior section premise, where students from
nursery to class XII, put up their exhibits. There were
various stalls based on different subjects and themes.
Parents, former students as well as teachers and students
from different schools that were invited, appreciated the
overall effort. The bright colourful morning witnessed the
enthusiasm of the students in activities beyond their
Patronal Day Service
the 20th of January, 2017, St. Paul’s Mission School
celebrated its 135th Patronal Day at a service
held at the St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata. His Grace, The
Rt. Rev. Ashoke Biswas, Bishop of Calcutta and Chairman of
the school, presided over the service and brought the word
of God. Bishop Charles Samuel, Bishop of Penang, Malaysia,
graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He was felicitated along
with his team from the Diocese of Penang. The service was
well attended by students and parents alike. At the end of
the service all students were served a packet of
refreshment. Guests and members of the staff were invited to
lunch at the vicar’s lawn.
26th January 2017, Republic Day of the nation was observed
through the raising of the tricolor. Company commander Maj.
Dipak Kr. Singh and the NCC students gave the rifle salute
before the National Anthem. All residential staff and their
families were present.
for class XII:
Passing Out ceremony for the outgoing batch of ISC 2018 was
held on the 31st of January 2018. The Principal, Vice
Principal, Class Teachers & Senior coordinator addressed
the students on behalf of the Chairman & the Board. It
was a solemn occasion and every student was presented with a
special year book.
Paul’s Mission School has successfully established a
link with the Saigon Star International School in Ho chi
Minh, Vietnam. The Principal was fortunate to visit the
said school in the 1st week of December 2017.
It was an enriching visit which facilitated pedagogical
exchange and sharing of teaching learning methods.
Head teacher, Mr. Brendan Hearne and two other members
of their faculty visited our school on the 14th
of February. They took classes in both the junior and
senior section and interacted with the staff and
students. Plans for a reciprocal student exchange
between the two schools working on a common project
based on sustainable development, is in the offing.
this regard, may I place on record my gratitude to the
Chairman and the Board of Governors for their unstinted
encouragement which is instrumental in the establishment of
The Inter House Basket Ball for Boys (Jr & Sr)
was held in the second week of May2017.
Inter House Basketball for Girls (Sr) took place in
the first week of May2017.
Inter House Throw ball for Girls was held in the
third week of June.
Inter House Throwball for Boys was held in the
first week of July.
Inter House Volleyball for Girls was held in the
second week of July
Inter House Volleyball for Boys was held in the
third week of July.
Inter House Football for Girls was held in the
first week of August.
Inter House Football for Boys was held in the
second week of August.
Inter house Bengali Elocution for classes III to
XII was held in July 2017.
Inter house Hindi Elocution for classes III to XII
was held July 2017.
Inter House English Elocution for classes III to X
was held in July 2017.
English Debate for classes XI & XII in August
House Football for junior and senior boys were held in the
month of August 2017. Masefield emerged as winners.
House Quiz for the Junior, middle and Senior section, was
held in November 2017
Inter House Cricket for junior and senior boys were
held in the month of December 2016. Masefield was winner,
here as well.
Inter-School fest organised by South Point
High School. St. Paul’s Mission School won the Judges
Award Trophy for the inter school drama competition
Josephsyna 2017 organised by St. Joseph’s College.
St Paul’s Mission School won the 1st position in Eastern
Dance, Face Painting & the surprise onstage event. Our
school was placed 2nd in Coding, Photography,
Antakshari, Bengali Skit & Poster making. The school was
also place 3rd in Just a Minute and Non flame
cooking. Nilesh Patra of class XII was adjudged Mr.
Students took part in the Inter-School
science fest ‘ VIVA ’ 2017 organised by Pratt Memorial
School on 20th and 21st June, 2017
Students of classes VIII, IX, X took the Quiz test
on 5th July, 2017, conducted by Carrier Launcher
– a SSC , Banking & IAS Preparation Institute.
Workshop held at the Anisha Counselling Centre, on
‘ Examination Related Anxiety in Students and Parents ’ was
attended by our students on 11th July,
The school was represented by Dhruva Roychowdhury
in the Derozio Memorial Extempore Speech Contest (2017) at
The Frank Anthony Public School conducted by The All-India
Anglo-Indian Association on 28th July, 2017.
Students of classes IX to XII participated in the
interschool theme quiz ‘The Big Music Quiz’organized by St.
John’s Diocesan Girls’ School.
Teachers and students visited the Science
exhibition of St. Thomas’ Day School
The school also participated in the Inter-school
Keventer Cup Football Tournament ‘DEBANJAN CUP 2017’ from 15th
July to 5th August, 2017.
Sujal Lal of class VII has secured second position
in a brain gym and mental maths competition, ‘SIP Prodigy
2017 ’, conducted by SIP ABACUS West Bengal. Around 3500
candidates aged 7 to 14 years from 98 SIP learning centres
took part in the competition and Sujal came second in his
The Zoological gardens, Alipore organized an
unique zoo festival for the students, keeping in view the learning
experience and the natural creativity of young minds on the
theme of wildlife conservation. Different wildlife based
workshops and competitions were organized. 55 schools
and 25 colleges participated in the programme. Aman
Singha of class XII received the 1st prize for tee shirt
painting. He received a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-.
Prizes were given away by veteran actor Sabyasachi
Chakraborty and MLA Firad Hakim.
Students participated in Uniana, a nature fest
organised by Union Chapel School. Prizes were won for pot
decoration, fashion designing and photography.
Class X student, Subhadip Roy , representing
St. Paul’s Mission School, participated in the 63rd
National School Water Polo Championship Tournament 2017-18
held in Pune, Maharashtra, and secured 3rd
Students took part in the UEM Scholastic Aptitude
Test or UEMSAT 2017, a fun-filled challenge for students of
class 12, that focuses on analytical and logical reasoning ;
57 out of 81 students who took the test, qualified for the 2nd
Students took part in the Inter-school Football
Tournament for girls, organized by La Martiniere for Girls
School, on 16th August, 2017. The junior team
reached the semi finals
Students took part in ‘Protibimbo’, the Bengali
Fest organised by St. Thomas for Girls School (Kidderpore)
A team of 20 students visited the Indian Institute
Of Chemical Biology on the occasion of their Open House Day
on 24th October, 2017 to get a bird’s eye view of
the modern aspects of research including instrumental
techniques used in R & D at CSIR-IICB.
Avishek Hela and Anirudh Jhulka represented the
school at the annual inter school Hindi Debate Competition
2017 organised by Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School on 18th
Students took part in the Annual Bible
Fest ‘Deliverance’ organized by St. James’ School on 13th
Students and teachers participated in the
Inter-school Carol singing competition ‘Feliz Navidad’ at
St. Thomas day School on 14th December,
Students also took the The TTIS Challenge 2018, a
four day event full of various activities, organized by ABP
Pvt Ltd, from 17th January 2018 to 20th
Representatives from Sony BBC Earth Channel
conducted a science workshop for classes 6 to
9 on 13th February, 2018.
A workshop on Model United Nations ( MUN) for
classes 8, 9 and 11 was conducted on 8th March,
2018, by students of Jadavpur University. Eleven student
delegates from St. Paul’s Mission School attended the
Jadavpur University Model United Nations 2018, from the 29th
to the 31st of March 2018. It was a good learning
experience for them.
Paul’s students collected money by organizing class canteens
and used the same for their social service visits.
October 2017, just before Diwali, a social service visit was
organized for all students of class XII to the two local
orphanages: Refuge and Swamiji Sanga. Gifts and monthly
provisions were donated for use of these organisations.
December, before Christmas, students of class XI, visited
the Arunima Hospice, the Mulvany House and the Santinivas
with bags full of goodies and provisions.
visits to the orphanages and old age homes are enriching
experiences for our students which teach them to care and
share with the underpriviledged.
conclusion I would like to thank our Chairman, His Grace the
Rt. Rev. Ashoke Biswas for all his concern, support and
prayers for St. Paul’s Mission School. I thank the Members
of the Board of Governors for the time they have spared and
the encouragement they have given in all matters related to
the school. My heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Nyss, the Vice
Principal, Head of Junior deprtment Ms. Costar, coordinators
of the Middle and Senior section, all teachers, office
staff, service staff, parents and students for their active
support, participation and cooperation in all matters
related to the school. Last but not least, I thank The
Almighty for the loving presence and care with which He
blesses our school.
“The mind, is not a vessel to be
filled, but a fire to be kindled.