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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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BIBLE CUM VOCATION CAMP at Auxilium Convent, Bamunmura – Barasat

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Bible cum vocation camp was held at Auxilium Convent, Bamunmura – Barasat from 14th – 17th May 2017. It was organized by Sr. Leelamma P, Superior of Aspirantate and Sr.Esther Abraham. 37 students participated from Monsada, Gobra, Dum Dum and Auxilium  Barasat. From our school we were 12 students accompanied by Sr. Esther our principal.

Our first thought on seeing the center was of awe struck wonder. A big ground in front with mango trees bloomed, two small gardens in the entrance. The whole ambient made us feel relaxed and calm.

On entering we were welcomed by the Superior Sr.Leelamma, Sr.Alitrice, Sr.Delpina and 19 Aspirants. They greeted us, welcomed us with songs and made us feel special. We were taken to the chapel after the welcome, it was a very beautiful and peaceful place to be in. we prayed the rosary followed by adoration, it was animated by the Aspirants, it was a thanks giving prayer service as the 2 postulants were leaving next day to Novitiate at Ranchi. At 8.30 we had dinner and we had a lovely recreation. We all were divided into five groups of 7 members each. We played games like cock fight,wear the sandal and crowning the queen and many more. After all these lovely enjoyment we had a peaceful sleep.

On the second day at 6.30 a.m. we had holy Eucharist and had a lovely time with Jesus while meditating the Word of God. With refreshed mind and active body we started with Sr. Esther, she took morning session on the Call of the Prophets such as Abraham, who was notable for his faith and his obedience to God, Joseph one among the 12sons of Jacob, Moses the person whom God chose lead his people from Egypt, Good and Honest Man Job who suffers and still humbly acknowledges God as wise and great, The CALL of Jeremiah. Sr. Esther explained and brought out the uniqueness of each person’s call and helped us to understand that it is God who calls and sends for His mission. When we do God’s will than we can lead a successful life. She explained about the necessities of living good Christian life. She also filled us with the knowledge of Old Testament. After such an inspiring session we had lunch. All the five groups depicted the 5 prophets with lot of creativity through enactments and songs and it was tough for the jury to decide the best.  The session continued by personal reflection and ended with pertinent videos.  In the evening Class 12 students of  Auxilium Dum Dum  lead us into praise and worship.  After our dinner we all went to watch movie on St. Francis and St.Clare. We enjoyed the movie thoroughly and gained a lot of wisdom.

The Third day of the camp commenced with a Holy Eucharist Rev. Fr.Thomasin SJ. In his homily he said that Jesus wants all of us to live in peace. Peace is the serenity of the mind, the simplicity of the heart and the tranquility of the soul. We also meditated of the holy name of Jesus.

 Sr.Leelamma who taught us many things through her interactive sessions about the five most important women character in the New Testament. They are: Mary – the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene – a devoted follower of Jesus , the Samaritan women , the adulteress women, Mary and Martha. These were the five different characters of women from the New Testament who were depicted the different role of women of modern generation. Different nature and ability of women can be understood. Later different competitive group activities were performed they chose one woman character of the New Testament and enact accordingly their role and character.

We all prayed daily Rosary and followed praise and worship, class XI students conducted it very gracefully and each and every person present there felt a pray full atmosphere. Lastly a special dinner was arranged for us. It was an amazing and mesmerizing experience, having dinner in the midst of cold breeze, very delicious dinner was served on that day.

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The camp came to an end with the distribution of prizes for different activities. A special vote of thanks was given to the organizers and the host house who took all the trouble to take care of us in spite of their busy schedule. This whole bible camp was organized by our beloved Principle Sr.Esther, so we thank her with our open hearts for helping us to take one more step forward towards Jesus Christ.

Anne Cynthia Gomes XI A

Preza S. Biswas  XII B

 

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.

Marian Camp with Oratorians

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14 May 2017, was an unforgettable day for 86 Oratorians of the three centers of Banglatoli, Sahera and house oratory. They were welcomed by the animator Sr. Rosalia Tirkey.  The oratorians were divided into groups according to their village and were asked to present a Gospel passage on Our Lady, a Marian apparition and a Marian song.

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In the afternoon they gathered in the hall for the presentation on Our Lady. The Gospel scenes of Visitation, Wedding Feast at Cana, the Annunciation and meeting of Jesus and Mary on the way to Calvary were enacted by the oratorians. Sr. Rosalia Tirkey in her concluding message reminded the children pray three Hail Marys before they go to sleep. The programe concluded with the procession and praying the Rosary to honour Mary.

Sr. Mukta K.

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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