St. Anthony’s High School celebrated its 96th Annual Day on Friday, 7th December, 2018 amidst great zest, vibrancy and elation. Fr. Antonio Fernandes was the Chief Guest, Principal, Sr. Maria Selvam, members of the PTA, Parents and students.
The programme commenced with the band musically welcoming the Chief Guest along with the Principal and Manager. The lighting of the Ceremonial lamp by the Hon’ble Chief Guest, and this entailed the bouquet presentation and pinning of badges and was escorted by the Principal and Manager. The Students welcomed the guests and introduced the Hon’ble Chief Guest to the gathering.
The Cultural programme based on the theme ‘Be the Change’ comprised of Prayer Song, Welcome dance, A tribute to the Asian Game winners of our country was performed by the students in an amazing dance form. The English skit-‘Be the Change’ was an enactment of the idea that after pain, hardship and grief, one finds true change and happiness when some kind, empathetic soul reaches out to you to alleviate your pain. Power point Presentations based on facts of 4 different countries Philippines, Brazil, Australia and Germany followed by their cultural Folk Dance was a scintillating presentation of various dance forms. The Principal surprised everyone when she announced the launch our School Website: www.stanthonyschoolbyculla.com where everyone would get to learn about rhe daily activities and history of our school. The finale Dance was an energetic performance of the dance forms by the senior students.
The Chief Guest Fr. Antonio Fernandes was superlative in his appreciation of the students, teachers and management for a classic programme presented. He stated that he felt highly honoured and elated to have visited St. Anthony’s. He lauded the vision and the relentless hard work done by students and their mentors for presenting such a message oriented programme. He urged parents to encourage and praise their children for their good work and achievements, as appreciation gives them indomitable strength to face the world as its only school where children can make mistakes, freely learn from them and improve as well to become exemplary.
The Vote of thanks was proposed by our very own High School students. The smart anchors of the Cultural Programme were Mahua Dwivedi, Areeba Chaiwala, Khadija Karadia, Asma Merchant, Madiha Khan and Laiba Bari The programme culminated with the National Anthem.