ANNUAL SPORTS MEET NOVEMBER 30 TH 2018
Cottons has historically placed importance on Sports at par with the importance it places on world-
class academic education. The Athletic Meet is an annual feature in the Cottonian calendar and has a
long standing in the history of Cottons. It is on this day you can see tireless hours of practice finally
translating into prowess. The combined Junior, Middle, and ISC School Sports Day was held on the
30 th November, 2018. The event commenced with the Chief Guests and dignitaries being escorted to
the field. The Chief Guest for the opening ceremony was Mr. Seemanth Kumar Singh IPS additional
commissioner of police, an IPS Officer. The day had begun with a well-coordinated march past of all
the five house platoons. The younger students had demonstrations of well-coordinated drills while the
senior students had multiple races in different divisions to look out for. At the conclusion of the meet,
all the houses once again marched off in the order of the points they had earned. It was the Pettigrew
House who reigned supreme and took the crown of champions. The sports day exemplified the spirit
of sportsmanship and reaffirmed Cottons commitment to sports and reminded everyone about its
“In order for gender equality to be achieved, harmful and destructive stereotypes
of masculinity and behavioural expectations for boys and men have got to
change”. Emma Watson
HeforShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of women, initiated by
UNWomen. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change, by
encouraging them to take action against negative inequalities faced by women and
Bishop Cotton Boys’ School continued in its support for the cause by hosting the
HeforShe campaign in its third year. On the 23rd of November, students from
Bishop Cotton Girls’ joined our boys in a special assembly, during which a solemn
pledge was taken towards support of the cause. The assembly had as its chief
guests Geetha Kulkarni, CID, who engaged the boys in a highly interactive speech.
Also present was Mr. N.A Harris, MLA, Shantinagar constituency.
On the 24 th of November, a cyclathon, marathon, walkathon saw huge crowds
throng the streets of Bangalore to spread awareness about the campaign. Smt
Gangambike Mallikarjun, Worshipful mayor, BBMP, Mr N.A Harris, Mr Sampath
Raj, former Mayor continued in their support for the cause.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
At Cottons, music is a vibrant and vital part of the curriculum. Musical training helps set up children for a better academic future. It helps children think better, coupling their intellectual and imaginative energies – urging them to remember, reimagine, reinvent and rejuvenate.
The Kindergarten Annual Rhythm and Rhyme Time Programme is a very special event in the school calendar. The students of the Upper Kindergarten put on a magical show for their enthusiastic and excited grandparents, parents and siblings. Swashbuckling Pirates, Exotic Sea Animals, Vibrant Colours, Bountiful Nature, A Twinkling Fairyland, Profound Emotions, Scrumptious Goodies, Eternal Love and Enchanting Music were the different themes that the classes performed a song and recited a rhyme to. Colourful headbands, glittering wristbands, life size teddy bears, swaying balloons, shimmering confetti and dazzling lights transformed the school auditorium into a land of enchantment.
The endearing smiles, music infused gait and rhythmic movement of the students was a testimony to their having a fun time while learning.
Welcome to just another day of learning at Bishop Cotton Boys’ School!
Independence Day, a gloriously proud day for all Indians is celebrated with great pomp and fervour in the Kindergarten every year. Patriotism was on grand display as the young students were explained the importance of the day, highlighting the sacrifices our selfless freedom fighters and visionary leaders made so that we enjoy this proud privilege today, after nearly 200 years of British rule.
A special programme was organised for the Kindergarten students. The students of the Lower Kindergarten dressed as some of our great freedom fighters and charismatic leaders while the Kindergarten Choir, comprising of students of the Upper Kindergarten rendered two melodious patriotic songs, setting the mood for a fun filled patriotic morning. The celebrations were complete with each student being given the National flag, a tri colour wristband and a bag full of goodies.
The students at Bishop Cotton have a long standing tradition of portraying their gratitude towards their
dear teachers. Their gratitude does perpetually reside in their hearts, but every year on the 5 th of
September, they show it in a rather grand manner.
This Teachers’ day at Cotton’s was no different.
A special assembly where the students performed for the faculty was organized by the Office-Bearers of
our school in the early hours of the day. Dances and music were performed by the students from all
sections of the school.
The entire day was marked with cakes, party poppers, confetti in the ISC section, which resembled
nothing less than a party.
The day was also marked with sports where the students took on the teachers in various sports. The
teachers didn’t go very easy on the students, which inevitably resulted in their victory in the games of
Volleyball and Football.
As a whole, the day did emulate a spirit of warmth and affection towards the ever caring mentors of the
On the 7 th of September, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School held the Middle and Senior School Annual Prize
Day. The event rekindled the spirit of Cottons recognizing and awarding exemplary academic capabilities
and performances for the academic year 2017-2018.
Sumukh Aithal from the Science Section, Sathvik G. Shetty from the Commerce, and Samuel Philip Minas
of the Humanities class were the ISC toppers, who received special commendation for their efforts.
Mr. Sampath Raj, Hon’ble Mayor of Bengaluru, along with Mr. N.A. Harris were the chief guests for the
evening. Dr. Gracia and Dr. Matilda D’Souza were guests of honor. Bishop Rt. Rev. P. K. Samuel, acting
Principal and other members of the Board of Management graced the occasion.
Teaching and non-teaching staff, who completed twenty five years of their tenure at Bishop Cotton’s,
were felicitated by Bishop Dr. P.K. Samuel.
The evening was marked with a culmination of dances, music, and a humorous play performed by the
Senior and ISC students, cumulating the spirit of this historic event.
Bishop Cotton Boys’ School has a standing tradition of awarding its students who’ve performed
remarkably in their academics. This year at Cotton’s was no different. The prize day isn’t only an event
which recognizes academic potential, but it also marks a stage for entertainment. On the 31 st of August,
2018, the Junior School Prize Day awarded exceptional academic performances for the academic year
2017-2018. This year we hosted Mr. P.Harishekaran, an eminent IPS administrative officer, as the chief
guest for the evening. Bishop Rt. Rev. P. K. Samuel, acting Principal and other members of the Board of
Management graced the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Madhu Bangarappa were guests of honor.
The event was marked with an array of dances and musical recitation, culminating the spirit of the
event, marking its posterity.
On the 3rd of August, the students of Bishop Cotton Boys' School and the city of Bangalore was
witness to the biggest Commerce and Economics fest in the city. Resurgence hosted over 1050
participants, presenting them with 14 eye-catching events run successfully within the span of a
day. The fest's motive was to imbibe in students the steadfast rules of survival and success in the
growing commercial world through various means simulated in the events, which ranged from
crisis management to Human Resources. The chief guest for the event, Mr. Ashok from
Microsoft enlightened the audience on the role of change and furthered the motive of the fest.
More than a competition, the "Fest of the Phoenix" was a platform for aspiring business tycoons
and commercial wizkids to explore their field of interest to give them a better idea on the career
path they may choose. The winner of this year's edition was Christ Junior College and the
runners up were Mount Carmel College. Cottons strongly awaits the years to come, hoping that
the phoenix rises bigger and better as Time flies by.
The Cottons Model United Nations Conference was held from the 30 th of July to the 1 st of August. it was a three-day simulation of the various bodies of the United Nations discussing a wide array of topics such
as the Russian Revolution, the sustainable development of Latin America, the militarization of space, the
impact of Organized Crime in Asia and Europe and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to name a few. Over
900 students from 45 schools participated in what was one of the largest conferences in South Asia.
Delhi Public School South was adjudged as the Best Delegation followed by St. Joseph’s Boys’ High
School who won the Honorable Delegation award.
This year’s edition of Synchronize – Bishop Cotton Boys’ School’s annual Science
and IT fest was held on the 9 th and 10 th of August, 2018. Over 1600 participants
from 35 schools participated in the two-day fest which turned out to be one of
the biggest Science and IT fests to ever be held in India. The chief guest was Mrs.
Latha Christie, an esteemed scientist from DRDO. The Guest of Honour for the
event was Mr. J. E. Shashidhar. There were 20 events which tested the
participants over a wide array of skillsets ranging from coding to debate to
gaming. The two-day fest came to a close with Bishop Cotton Boys’ School lifting
the overall Championship Trophy, securing an award in almost every event. Hot
on their heels was St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, who secured the runners-up