Mangaluru, Dec 14: The school annual day of St Raymond Pre-Primary and Higher Primary School, Vamanjoor on Wednesday, December 13 was celebrated with great zest, vibrancy and elation here with a medley of events from each class, woven around the theme 'Happy Children Happy World'.
The programme commenced with a scintillating welcome dance.
Sr Marie Lyta, correspondent of Bethany Institutes of Bajpe, was the president of the function. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Fr Cyprian Pinto, parish Priest of St Joseph the Worker Church, Vamanjoor, Sr Agnes Mary, superior, St Raymond Convent, Sr Rita Sharal, headmistress, Sachin D’Almeida, PTA vice-president and members of the managing committee.
Correspondent of the school Sr Sybil extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries present.
Headmistress Sr Rita Sharal and assistant teacher Pramila Menezes presented the school annual report 2017-18.
Sr Marie Lyta in her presidential address appreciated and congratulated the participants. She congratulated the Headmistress and Teachers for taking responsibility. She advised the students to respect their teachers and told parents that they need to take the responsibility of the children at home.
Parish priest Fr Cyprian Pinto asked parents to conduct prayers in the morning. He shared an incident and spoke about experiencing God’s presence.
A cultural bonanza followed. Ebullient students of the school presented an array of cultural programmes with colourful props depicting ‘Happy Children Happy World’. The two hour long cultural show held the audience in awe and left them enlightened as the show culminated.
Students of class 1 adorned in their finery presented ‘Country’, which brought out the essence of culture and traditions, diversity and rich heritage of the country through a glittering dance and music.
Students of class 2 showcased inspirational dance on Mother Theresa’s life and service to the mankind.
Students of class 3 enlightened the gathering on the theme ‘Respect the Elders’.
Childhood is the greatest and happiest period of life of everyone, but some children missed their childhood because of Child Labour. This was projected by the students of class 4.
Nature is Gift from God and we are part of it. It is our duty to protect the nature and to be eco-friendly. This theme was presented by the students of class 5.
Aerobic dance is a particular type of workout style performed in a group exercise setting. This helps us, to keep our body fit and healthy. This Aerobic dance was performed by the students of class 5, 6 and 7.
Mime was presented on the theme ‘Protect Nature and Our Environment’ by the students of class 5, 6 and 7 which was truly an amazing act that sent forth a powerful message.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a season of joy, happiness and sharing. A Tableau was presented by the students of class 5, 6 and 7.
Laveena Menezes, assistant teacher rendered the vote of thanks.
The programme was beautifully compered by Manjula the assistant teacher, and Manasvi and Sherlin Swetha D’Cuna, the students.
All the parents of students and invited guests enjoyed the programme of St Raymond Pre-Primary and Higher Primary School.