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Summer Camp held at Auxilium Convent School New Chumta

 

From 21-22 May 2017, summer camp was held at Auxilium Convent School New Chumta for the students of class VI – X.  74 participants started the camp by entering into a moment of prayer experience animated by Sr. Inocencia Jojo the principal of the school on the theme “I am the light of the world” [Jn 8:12].

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During the prayer hour they shared spontaneously their reflections. One of them said: “as the string was connected to each other’ hands to make a net, in the same way they need to be united with Jesus so that they can become a light to the others”.  Soon after the prayer they were divided into seven groups.  Then the Bible quiz competitions, games, action songs were followed.  All took an active part and enjoyed to the full. The day came to an end with a solemn Sunday Mass celebrated by the Parish Priest Fr. Sanjay Kindo.

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On the second day of the camp, the participants started the day with short prayer. It was followed by the performance of Bible drama and solo singing completions.  All of them enjoyed seeing the Bible drama and they also deepened the various experiences of God’s call as experienced by selected personages from the Old and New Testament. At 11.00 a.m. they attended the Holy Mass and the celebrant was Fr. Yacob Kindo the Parish Priest of Garidhura. Lunch was provided at 12.30 p.m. by Sr. Theresa Vettuvazhiyil, the superior. After lunch the children participated in the interesting games & action songs.  This was followed by the prize distribution for the winners of the various competitions. Besides the prizes each one was gifted with a face towel given by Mr. Anil Sharma one of our well wisher from Siliguri.

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AUXI FAMILIA SUMMER CAMP – AUXILIUM, BARASAT

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We came together on 14th May 2017 to mark the beginning of the “AUXI FAMILIA SUMMER CAMP “, an initiative taken by our Principal, Sr. Clara to train our talents, skills and to learn new things besides our academic curriculum.

Each day began with sessions of basketball and football. Fr. Gregory Montiero and Superior Sr. Stella helped us to understand the importance of the presence of God and His blessings in our life through ‘Spiritual Awakening’ classes. A discourse on Personality Development was conducted by Mr. Neville helped to instil in us the various moral values and leadership qualities. We danced and swayed to the Bollywood beats and learned the art of self defense through ‘Karate’. The art and craft classes were enjoyed by all.

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On the last day, the 20th May we came together as a family: students, teachers and parents performed all that we had learnt in the past week while our Chief Guest Fr. Anthony Rodriquez, the Dean of 24 Paraganas enlightened us with his words of wisdom. We danced and sang to the fullest. The day ended with the distribution of the certificates to all the participants.

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Summer Vacations are usually spent idly but this year, the summer camp gave us an opportunity to utilize  the time in a productive way and has been a great value addition to our lives. Last but not the least, I’d like to thank our Principal and Our Superior for the grand success of the Summer Camp.

Ishika Nag

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Summer Camp at Kurtumgarh

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KURTUMGARH: On 16-17 May 2017 was a red letter day for the Children of St. Sebastian Parish Church Kurtumgarh. The theme chosen for the summer camp was: “Walking with Jesus.” There were 38 Participants from classes III to X.  It was for the first time that the summer camp has been organized in the history of Kurtumghar Parish Church.

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The Sisters took great interest in organizing, though responses from the part of the children were very poor.  Keeping in mind the words of Don Bosco ‘even when there is only one child I will drag my feet to save that soul.’   Bro. Manish our neighbour, who is studying for the priesthood in the Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus, came for his home visit gave his full time and was quite interested in helping us to conduct the camp.

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Many children were unaware of the camp, but after attending they realized the importance and the richness of the camp. The camp began with the prayer service asking God’s blessings and help on all the participants and the animators. Sr. Annie T. in her inaugural talk quoted Don Bosco’s words “Run, Jump, Shout, but do not sin.” She also exhorted the  children  to learn as much as they can from the camp.

Children were divided into groups. In the morning hours Sr. Shanti Tirkey,  Sr. Prisca Bara and Bro. Manish taught them catechism and in the afternoon they had various  games and competitions.

On the second day of the camp Rev. Fr. Jugal  Digal, the parish priest of the Kurtumgarh  spoke to the children about Jesus and the need to become a person of prayer.

The two days of camp came to an end with the cultural programme by the children. They manifested their talents through dance, skit and song. Winners of the competitions were awarded with the prizes. Children expressed their thanks for organizing the camp. We thank the Almighty God for his presence and guidance.

AUXI CAMP 2017 at Auxilium, Bandel – 4 G (Glow, Grow, Glorify, God)

 

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The Summer Camp named “Auxi Camp 2017 – 4 G” was held at the school campus of Auxilium Convent School from 14th – 16th May 2017. The camp was inaugurated on 14th May with a short prayer service and bursting of the balloons by the campers. Soon after this Fr. Anthony declared the summer Camp open by cutting the ribbon. The  camp was animated by Fr. Roshan Kullu. Later he introduced the 112 campers to 4G – Glow, Grow, Glorify, God through a power point presentation. Sr. Principal, Sr. Rejina Joseph, Sr. Vice Principal, Sr. Ruben and Sr. Pramila graced the occasion. Ms. Phuriana Kandulna and Ms. Shampa Paul were the general animators and Ms. Lipika Mukherjee, Ms. Mousumi Adhikary, Ms. Dolly Mallick, Ms. Lily Ekka, Ms. Aditi Biswas, Ms. Piyali Mitra, Ms. Suparna Adhya and Ms.Soumita Pramanick were animators of different groups. Harsha Bihani and Babita Mariya Ray were the general leaders of the campers.

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 The first event called ‘Autograph Plz’ made the students go around collecting autographs of various people who fulfilled the given criteria; which helped them to know each other. Next came the ice breaking session in which the girls were divided into four groups that they named as ‘Flyers, Jurevo, Diamond and Vibrant. Then a balloon game was conducted, followed by a group discussion which taught the girls important values of life. Later the campers relished the delicious lunch which was actually a surprise gift from Sr. Principal, Sr.Rejina Joseph. This was followed by an Action Song competition and HOUSIE. Their inventiveness and creativity were examined and explored through a chart which each group had to prepare. The last event of the day was money betting competition in which girls had to play various games against the opponent group members and win money for their group (viz basketball, throw ball, badminton, carrom, Ludu etc.). After the announcement of the marks obtained by the groups, Green House was given the winners flag and the camp was declared closed for the day. Campers went back home exhausted but with joy in their hearts and a smile on their lips; waiting for the next day to come. Students learnt important valued of leadership, teamwork and cooperation on the first day of the camp.

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On 15th May 2017, campers came back with renewed vigour to attend the second day of the camp. After the attendance, the day began with a prayer and a hymn in orders to invoke the blessings of God. The first event of the day includes innovative outdoor games like Leg Cricket, Hitting the tail, Dog and the bone and Rama-Ravana. A short Tiffin break followed, after which the girls assembled in the school AV room for the Advertisement competition. Next came a PowerPoint presentation by Fr. Roshan Kullu on the qualities required in order to be a good Leader. Campers had to collect various articles and display them group wise, which brought out their leadership qualities and coordination among the group members. This was followed by lunch which provided various delicacies to satiate their appetites. The interesting and enjoyable of all events was the Fashion Show in which all the campers including Sr. Rejina Joseph, Fr. Roshan Kullu and all the animators had to walk the ramp. Up next came the skit competitions which display the hidden talents of script writing and acting in the campers. This was followed by group dance which had to be prepared on the spot.  Then a fashion designing and hair styling event was conducted which all the more exposed their inner possibilities. The title ‘Ms. Camp’ was won by a camper of Red House. Lastly, the campers including Father and Sr. Principal danced to the tune of traditional songs which united them all at the close of the day. At the end of the second day, the winners’ flag was handed over to the captain of the Red House. Girls left for their home eagerly awaiting for the next day.

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The last day of the camp was an eventful day of all. It began with the group wise outdoor games viz Tannel ball, chain race and human chain which were instrumental in harvesting the qualities of teamwork, unity and coordination among the group members. It also was an exploration of their creativity and inventiveness. After this the girls gathered in the A.V. room where they were given some question for group discussion. Next a few audio visual chips were shown which stressed the importance of living and working in a group. The animator also focused on the uses and abuses of media, without which the camp would have remained incomplete. After lunch came various indoor games like passing the polo, Musical rope, Human chair, group drawing longest newspapers and passing the water which brought forth the campers’ collaboration and intricate craftsmanship. Lastly two members of each group were required to drape a saree on their team leader, who were asked to share their experiences of the camp. The camp comes to an end with the prize distribution ceremony, a vote of thanks by our dearest Sr. Principal, Sr. Rejina Joseph and bidding goodbye to Fr. Roshan Kullu.

SUMMER CAMP   HELD AT AUXILIUM CONVENT   SCHOOL DUM DUM

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A summer camp was held at Auxilium, Dum Dum as soon as the summer holidays began. It was conducted by Mr. Cha Jihwan, Director, International Youth Fellowship ( IYF) of Kolkata.  It was scheduled for three days, our students 185 of them from classes 3-8 participated in it. The Director of the camp Mr. Cha Jiwan and his team of 16 members of IYF, offered an exciting combination of International development programme for our children.

The International Youth Fellowship is a worldwide youth organization formed in South Korea by prominent people from different fields and levels in order to develop mindsets for the upcoming generation. Mr. Cha Jiwan through his lecture, and video clips focused on providing the growing kids strong minds, capable of overcoming whatever hardship they face in life and become the leaders of the next generation. The dances and other interactive sessions enabled our children for a global cultural exchange with each other in particular with their friends.  Another creative and fun filled enjoyment for them was the activities conducted for different classes by the team. The activities they participated were mini Olympics, folk dance, taekwondo class, (karate) Korean cultural dances and language and painting. The participants grabbed every opportunity to explore new learning, and enjoyed self- expression.  Through these activities the IYF team guided the participants to acquire a healthy mind and a benign heart.

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Veronica Adhikary one of the students of class 8 thanked the Director and the IYF team, on behalf of all the participants, and also expressed words of appreciation to Sr. Superior and Sr. Principal for providing them with wonderful opportunity and the vice Principal for her constant presence with them. The participants said, “ We have enjoyed  a lot and  we  have become courageous  to face little problems,  and will always treasure  the theme  the three “C”s  Challenge, Change, Cohesion”.

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The organizers appreciated the whole hearted cooperation of the students who were so happy and enthusiastic always and the assistance of the sisters and teachers who were there to guide them. The IYF team sincerely esteemed the effort and co-operation of Auxilium family in making this camp a successful one.

Sr. Jancy Valliyil

 

 

SUMMER CAMP at Don Bosco Muniguda

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The summer camp was conducted at Don Boco Muniguda from 19th April to 5th  May 2016. It was organized by Fr. Sony SDB, the Rector and Parish priest.  As a true son of Don Bosco he together with his community members went in search for the poor children of the far away catholic villages.  60 boys and girls of the age group from 6 to 22 years participated in the camp.   Together with Fr. Sony the other animators were Bro. Augustine Nayak, Bro. Ashwin Bodiarsingh, Sr. Christi,  Mr. Gumesh, Miss. Emelda Tirkey and Miss Archana.  Sr. Shanti Tirkey also played an important role in the summer camp.

Children were divided into groups for various activities. The objective of  this camp was to give them the awareness and taste for knowledge, to teach them prayers and healthy living.  Keeping in mind the above intent there was a well set time-table which included learning, games, gardening, entertainment, recreation and delicious food.  The first attempt was good and fruitful.

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Reported by Sr. Shanti Tirkey FMA