Kindergarten Colour Day 2017

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.

A little splash of colour can brighten up the day and when it’s Colour Day in the Kindergarten Block, the day is truly kaleidoscopic.

This year Colour Day was celebrated in two phases – one when the boys dipped their tiny palms in a tray of paints and made hand impressions on the front of their very own personalized aprons and the second when they splashed with gay abandon on the lawns of the block using various colours of paint and a sponge cut-out.

Colour Day gives us the opportunity to take the boys into a magical world where colours come alive. Each colour so unique and special in making the world we live in so beautiful – Just like each little boy in our care, unique and so very special.

Fellowship Lunch

“SPREADING THE CHRISTMAS CHEER”

fellowship_lunchIt is not only lessons that matter but the ideals of humanity, compassion and caring and kindness to be true in spirit. To invest these qualities amongst our students and to share the Christmas Cheer with underprivileged Bishop Cottons’ organized the Fellowship Lunch one such event without which our calendar year remains incomplete.

On the 15th December,2013 the office bearers, prefects and the NSS visited various homes for the needy and various other institutions that take care of the less fortunate people.

The interaction that followed was a memorable experience for all, seeing the children full of joy, the elderly youthful in spirit and the disabled so complete in determination kindles a light of hope in our hearts.

As we returned, we contemplated the events of the past few hours, our determination to make this world a better place to live in was stronger than ever.

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SUPW programme for ISC students

dlAttach (1)The students of ISC had the opportunity to visit a vocational training centre in Tumkur where they were acquainted with activities like furniture making, metal filing, welding, circuitry, carpentry. We visited a farm which was under the CSI and got to see vegetables fresh in their fullest bloom. Also we got to help in farm activities and basic maintenance.

This was an eye opener as far as the students were concerned as they got to familiarize themselves with techniques. The day witnessed much fun and frolic amidst the immense knowledge and first hand experience gained on ground zero. Some of the students went to Gangasandra School and visited Kolar School and spent quality time with students.


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Synchronize

_DSC7539This year’s edition of the prodigious Science and IT festival Synchronize was a master stroke. This two day fest held on the 25th and 26th of October 2013 saw participation of students from various schools and colleges in the city.

This epic fest was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Prof. P. Vijay Kumar, a proud old Cottonianwho is a Tata chemical Chair Professor as well as the Chairman of the ECE Department of Indian Institute of Science.

It comprised of 13 colossal events – Blogger, Clash of The Titans, Spark, Quest, Bloodwork, Gadget Garage, Spectra, Technocrat, Event X, Dexterity, Anonymous, Quad Damage PC and Quad Damage Console.

The 2 new events which were introduced in this year’s edition were Dexterity and Anonymous which were also a major coup.A history reigning 5 years of adroit reputation, Synchronize 2013 – ‘POWEREDBYSCIENCE AND DRIVEN BY IT’, in her sixth year ceased with a crescendo of National Public School, Indiranagar being unvanquished.


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St. Peter’s Day

St. Peter’s day has always been one of the most sanctimonious events at Cottons. It is where the entire school community joins together in uplifting the name of God and the Holy Spirit. This year the message was delivered by Rev. Roger Gaikwad who spoke about peculium and it’s relevance in the World.

Inauguration of New Block on St Peters Day

Inaugration_New_BlockOn Saturday, June 29, 2012, our school paid homage to our longest serving principal, Canon William Elphick, by inaugurating the Canon Elphick Memorial Centre. The building will serve as an academic block for the students of class 12.

The inauguration, aptly held on St. Peter’s day, was graced by the presence of Governor HR Bharadwaj, as chief guest, Gerry Arathoon, CEO and Secretary of the ICSE board, and Dr. Roger Gayakwad, Chief Secretary, National Church Committee. The event began with a short address from Principal John Zachariah, who described the contribution of Canon Elphick to the school.

Inaugration_New_Block2This was followed by a speech from Governor HR Bharadwaj. Speaking on the closure of a number of reputed schools across India, he expressed his dismay at the rarity of quality education these days. He went on to say that Karnataka had always been a beacon of excellence with regard to education and hoped that many more quality schools would come up in the state.

The principal and dignitaries soon walked towards the entrance of the Canon Elphick Memorial Centre, where Governor HR Bharadwaj cut the ribbon to inaugurate the building, adding another gem to the school’s impressive infrastructure.

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A Report on Association of Christian Teachers

Association of christian teachersThe Association of Christian Teacher’s annual conference was hosted by Clarence High School on the 3rd of August 2013 at 9.30 a.m.

Mr. Jacob Isaac brought a soul stirring message of positivity which inspired and revived every member. Our teaching Staff who retired from our institution were honored for their excellent service in molding the students. Mrs. Mary Pushpalatha , Ms . Beella Varghese and Ms. Deva Kiruba were a motherly figure to our students.

A minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for our staff who entered into glory Lt. Mr .Jacob , Lt. Mr. Paul Wagner and Ms. Jayanthi Srinivasalu.

On the whole it was a wonderful concept of the Annual conference of A. C . T which brought all the teachers under one roof to equip themselves spiritually & to be more effective in their work to face any challenges.


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NXS Music Programme

NXS Music Programme COTTONS’ NXS 2014

MUSIC SPEAKS WHAT CANNOT BE EXPRESSED

SOOTHES THE MIND, GIVES IT REST

HEALS THE HEART AND MAKES IT WHOLE

FLOWS FROM THE HEAVEN TO SOUL

Passion, Love, Emotion few words synonymous with music the world over and it was these emotions which were experienced at COTTONS’ NXS  an annual inter school music competition was held on the 31st October, 2013 and believed in catching the young and finest talents in music. The competition was spearheaded by the school music department and was held at the School Auditorium.

Nearly 30 schools participated in both the western and classical category. In order to win each school had to participate in all categories. Each school captivated the audience with their performances but it was Christ Junior College that secured the First Place followed by Bishop Cotton Boys’ in a close second.

Without a doubt the day’s proceedings was a treat to music lovers. It was certainly one of the most electrifying and memorable music competitions that most of us ever witnessed.


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Educational Trip to USA

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”- Jawaharlal Nehru

The midterm examination season had barely culminated when anxiety for the results was mitigated into epitome of excitement for 82 students as they made preparations to visit the United States of America for an educational and recreational excursion. The main purpose of the trip was to attend a five day robotics course at Kennedy Space Centre, Orlando, Florida.

After a long enervating flight of 16 hours from Mumbai we finally reached America where the next morning after a sumptuous breakfast we made our way to one of the momentous places of NASA- Kennedy Space Complex. Having enjoyed the magnificent infrastructure and touring the place, we began our training program.

The first three days focused on building two different types of robotic rovers- the rembot and the lunarbot and programming it with LEGONXT software. The fourth day was the most interesting as we got a chance to explore the various attractions and buildings in the Space centre such as I-Max movie theatres, astronaut encounter, early space, nature and technology, angry birds, rocket garden, robot scouts etc.

EDU Trip to USAWe also had a once in a lifetime opportunity to have lunch and interact with a shuttle astronaut- Mark Lee. His words enthralled us acquainting us with a lot of information about outer space and taking up astronautics as a career option. On the last day each team tested the robot they built on the mock lunar surface. The five day program concluded with an excellent graduation ceremony where each student received certificates and the winning team was awarded. The following three days were filled with ecstasy of fun and zest as we visited the well admired theme parks of Disney Hollywood Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure and Sea World. The students thoroughly cherished and enjoyed the thrilling moments spent in these sanctified amusement parks.

Our next flight was to the most popular palace in the States- New York. We had a ferry tour of the Statue of Liberty in the island of Manhattan. It was fascinating and a wonderful sight. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. It has now become a symbol of USA and a popular tourist spot. We also did a lot of shopping in Times Square and had a marvellous and splendid view of New York from the top of the famous Empire State Building.

We had an amazing time on the second day at New York which was our final day in America. Our interest in history was manifested with the visit to the Museum of Natural History. We also went to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum which enhanced the joy of our trip as we took photos with world renowned and eminent people we fantasize to meet. We returned to India with emancipated happiness of our Dasara vacation filled with experiences and a sense of gratitude, love and respect towards our esteemed and precious teachers who sacrificed their time for making our trip a remarkable one and took care of us like their own children. It left delightful memories that we can recall as anecdotes of our school life down the timeline.


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The Inter House Debate Competition

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute or who scores most in controversy but he who has shown the better temper.” – Samuel Butler

The 15th of July marked one of the most significant literacy activities at the house level, The Inter House Debate Competition which was held at both the Senior and ISC levels.

The first session of debate was contested for Senior School, the topic was “Should Death Penalty be Banned”. The participants were all ready to convince the judges by using language as a weapon, when the minutest details of the speaker’s performance came into play that someone was found to be Vishnu Giri of Pettigrew House who won Best Speaker and Pettigrew placing first.

The excitement in the air could be tasted when the seasoned debaters of the ISC Section took center stage and discussed “In today’s world is euthanasia a medicine for the terminally ill. The rebuttal sessions made the debate interesting and entertaining . In the end PushpakKedia and Jonathan B of Std XII and XI were declared the best speakers. Pettigrew House once again placed First.

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Middle and Senior School Prize Day

Harold Taylor once said, “The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

Middle and Senior School Prize DayOn the 30th of July the hard work that many talented students of the Middle and Senior School had put in the last academic year was given its due recognition on the occasion of the Annual Prize Day. The prize winners portrayed the characteristics of true gentlemen and the parents with their heads held high made their way into the splendid Auditorium.

The evening’s programme started off with the procession of the Principal Prof. John K Zachariah, the Chief Guests Mr. BR Muthu Kumar and Mr. Dinesh Gundu Rao and members of the Board of Management . The programme began with the school song led by the choir and the prayer.

The major highlight of the show was the Mime Show by the students of the ISC who depicted three different plays in an unique and special manner. The play ended with the audience breathless from laughing. Cottons has always had a tradition of encouraging young musicians and taking them to a higher level. The school choir amazed the audience with their melodies. The students of Middle and Senior school presented various dance forms as well.

Middle and Senior School Prize Day1The Vice Principal introduced our Chief Guest for the evening Mr. Dinesh Gundu Rao who was an ex-Cottonian, in his speech he shared his nostalgic moments in school and inspired the students to dream and that with dedication and perseverance the sky is the limit.

Mr. BR Muthu Kumar emphasized on leadership as an important essence in the lives of the youth. Also, the teachers who completed 25 years of service were appreciated for their tireless efforts.

At last it was time for the main event the prize distribution ceremony. The achievers from classes 6 to 12 were rewarded for their efforts. The special awards were given to those students who performed remarkably well in the ISC and ICSE Examinations.


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