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
“A true leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the
way” – John C. Maxwell
On the 13
th of July 2018, Eighteen office bearers a hundred prefects were formally vested with
authority by the Acting Principal Rt. Rev. PK Samuel , when Cottons held its Prefect
Investiture ceremony. The solemn occasion started with the grand entry and
procession of the chief guest, the Bishop and other dignitaries, followed by the soon
to be prefects led by the school captain designate Periakaruppan Annamalai.
The Bishop then administered the oath of office to Periakaruppan Annamalai as Captain of the
School, Dhruv Tyagi as Head of Day Scholars C Venkat Kaushik as the
Head of Boarders. The School Captain in turn administered the oath to the newly
appointed Office Bearers, the Senior Prefects and the Junior Prefects. He chief guest,
Mr. M Najundaswami, an IPS officer, gave guidance to the prefects on their newly appointed roles. The
recession of the Chief Guest, the Principal, the various dignitaries and the Prefect body
brought the Perfect Investiture to a close.
On St. Peters Day, celebrated on the 29th of June 2018, Bishop Cottons once again remembered with
reverence and gratitude the impressive work of the founding fathers in a solemn communion service
attended by the staff and students of the school. Rt. Rev. Dr. P K Samuel was the celebrant, and
delivered a meaningful message on this important occasion. Other officiating ministers were Rev. Dr.
Vincent Vinod Kumar and Rev. Jacob Ravinder.
The Kindergarten Annual Day programme was a spectacular showcase of the singing, dancing and acting skills horned by our tiny tots during their two years in the Kindergarten. A fitting tribute to the multi- dimensional teaching environment we have at Cottons which helps harness the latent talent of our youngest students. For the first time ever, the students of the Kindergarten put on two shows to accommodate the enthusiastic audience.
The Kindergarten choir invoked God’s blessings, and rendered a medley of Reggae numbers setting the tone for an enthralling day of entertainment.
The cultural diversity of India was on grand display as the boys danced to five foot-tapping, chart-topping numbers in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Gujarathi – much to the delight of their awe struck grandparents, parents and siblings.
Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” was a fur raising adventure enacted by the students, performing LIVE on stage for the very first time. An exuberant star cast of 274 actors and dances, performed passionately, delighting one and all!!
On Saturday, 3rd February, 2018, a workshop was held at Bishop Cotton Boys’ School on a very sensitive yet critical issue – child protection and child abuse. It was organized by the Karnataka Central Diocese and was attended by nearly 500 staff members including maintenance and support staff.
The guest speaker was Mrs. Ashwini Muktha, founder and director of the Muktha foundation who enlightened the gathering on the importance of child protection. The audience was also informed of the guidelines and the significance of the POSCO act and the rules and regulations defined in it. Overall, it was an enlightening experience for all who attended the workshop.