The National Cadet Corps (NCC) aims at developing discipline, character, brother-hood, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service among young citizens. Not only these, it also aims to instil leadership qualities among the youth who will serve the Nation regardless of the career they have chosen. It also motivates the young to choose a career in the armed forces.
It was a dream for many students of St. Patrick‘s Academy to be an NCC cadet and march in their crisp NCC uniform. NO 2 Karnataka, Air SQUADRON NCC made their dream come true. The all-important NCC event, RAISING OF THE TROOP, in St. Patrick‘s Academy was held on November 13th 2018 with Group Captain Vimal Kumar Srivastava, Commanding Officer, Karnataka NCC, Air wing, presiding over the function. The first batch consisted of 25 cadets. Selection to NCC is done from class VIII every year. It is a two year program. Besides attending classroom lessons on a variety of topics and regular drills, camps and field trips, are an integral part of NCC training. Today the school boasts of 50 NCC cadets, eagerly marching to a smarter, healthier and brighter future.
Christmas is a season of celebration, joy and happiness. The students were eager and enthusiastic to celebrate Christmas in school after a one-and-a-half-year gap. The spark in the eyes of the students was like the bright shining star in the night sky when Jesus was born. Christmas celebrations were conducted by following all the covid protocols and the participation was limited only to students of offline schooling.
The mystery of a Friend at Christmas has its own magic. Every staff member was overwhelmed to see their santas and were thankful for the love, prayers and gifts which they had been receiving from them on 18th of December.
Online Christmas celebration was held on 22nd December by sharing a video of students enactment of skit, dance and various other cultural events. It showed us the importance of Christmas and taught us all Christmas is a celebration of sharing, love, peace, joy and happiness.
Children's day is celebrated in India on 14th November every year. It is celebrated on the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who loved and was loved by children. Due to the present pandemic situation, a video encapsulating a plethora of events – songs, skits, and dance performances by teachers was released for students on 13th November, a day prior to Children's Day. The celebration commemorated with our Coordinators greeting the students with enthusiasm, thereafter the Principal Rev. Bro. Tomy Varghese, shared an awe– inspiring message and greeted the children on this special day, a day to celebrate the bond between teachers and students. A day marking childhood, and to make this event a memorable one for our little ones the SPAB team put together a Jaw dropping show with bubbly & amusing dances, a hilarious skit, and a few soulful renditions of songs to showcase their love and affection for our kids. The programme was a grand success with the efforts and the coordination of our beloved teachers.
After the long turbulent period of uncertainties and apprehensions, St. Patrick's Academy opened its gates for its students of grade VI-XII on 8th November 2021, Monday. During the meetings arranged earlier with the parents, the Principal had listened to their concerns and revealed his plans for the re-opening of the school with their consent. The school had taken all possible precautionary measures for the safety of the students and Staff in the atmosphere of ongoing but slackening threat of the pandemic. RTPCR test was conducted for the students and staff for ensuring their safety. The campus and class rooms were well decorated and the students were welcomed heartily by the management and staff. It was the aspiration of our young learners, co-operation of parents and teachers and above all the strong determination of our respected Principal, Brother Tomy Varghese that made the reopening possible.