Udupi, Dec 2: St Cecily’s English Medium Higher Primary School celebrated its annual day of the playschool to grade 3 on November 28 with interesting themes.
The grandeur of the day was enhanced by the presence of Saritha Alva, motivational speaker and anchor as the chief guest. The dignitaries comprising Saritha Alva, the chief guest, Sr Lathika, the principal, Sr Lavi shanthi the vice principal, Sr Preethi Crasta, the joint secretary, Sr Therese Jyothi, the superior of St Cecily’s Convent, Udupi, Sr Priya Maria, kindergarten coordinator and Yulan Vidhyavati, the PTA vice president were ushered by the school band trained and led by Jasmine Priya.
The formal programme commenced with a beautiful prayer by the school choir. The welcome dance by the students gave a mesmerizing feel of the grandeur that lay ahead. Digitalized annual report gave the audience an insight of the events and activities held by the school. The principal, Sr Lathika welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest.
The chief guest Saritha Alva honoured the meritorious students with the Mother Veronica Excellency Awards as this year marks the birth bicentenary of foundress, Venerable Mother Veronica. In her address to the audience, Saritha expressed her appreciation towards the school’s eagerness to provide a variety of academic and extracurricular activities. She also urged parents to spend time with their children and wished the students to give their best.
The cultural programme unfolded beautifully with the little ones from the playschool staging a dance on ‘School Chalen’, dance on ‘Nature’ by LKG, dances on ‘Environment’ by UKG students. ‘Our School’ by grade 1, beautiful toe taps by grade 2 and an amazing performance depicting the life cycle of a butterfly by grade 3.
The rendition of Mother Veronica on her birth bicentenary which was performed by the students of grade 6 was mesmerizing.
The vote of thanks was proposed by a group of students of different classes. Their heartfelt gratitude touched the hearts of the audience.
Abiel Fernandes of grade 2 and Briona of grade 3 anchored the programme.