With Motto ‘Higher and Nobler’ Mount Carmel Central School-Mary Hill, Mangaluru steps into Decennial Year- and the Inauguration of Decennial Year was held on 20 June 2017.
Mangaluru: The story of Mount Carmel Central School is a story of a decade of students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni who believed in the Apostolic Carmel sisters and their ideals of empowering through education and extending their service to all, promoting holistic excellence. The audience which comprised of students, staff members and PTEC members witnessed a celebration of the nine years of service with an array of events and programmes organised on Tuesday, 20th June in the school auditorium. A sense of fulfilment was in the air, the audience was enthusiastic and ecstatic, while the mood of the dignitaries who graced the occasion as well as the performers was upbeat.
June 2nd 2008, a new landmark in the history of the Apostolic Carmel Sisters of Karnataka Province where in the first CBSE school at Maryhill, Mangaluru, by the name Mount Carmel Central School came into existence with 136 students on roll from KG to Class V, who were driven by the zeal to bring out the best from these talented children, has come a long way since then. It has secured a place of pride in the hearts of the people in Mangaluru. And today the total strength at this school is 1800 plus- what a remarkable growth.
The esteemed guests Dr. Sr. Olivia AC, the former Provincial Superior and visionary of the school, Sr. Sylvian AC, the founder principal, Sr. Maria Jyothi AC, the Joint Secretary, Sr. Carissima AC, the administrator and Anantesh Prabhu, Vice President of the Parents Teachers Association were accorded a grand welcome by Sr. Melissa AC, the Principal. This welcome was touched upon by a colourful rhythmic dance by students. To raise the hearts and minds of all in gratitude to the Almighty, for the blessings over the past 9 years, the students helped embark the spirit of all, though a prayer service. To feel a part of the solemn moment of the officially inaugurated Decennial year, students reflected their joy through a dance performance.
The small and steady steps taken over the past nine years that led to a sincere and strong foundation by the Apostolic Carmel Sisters through truth, beauty and goodness in the lives of every staff and student was symbolized through the lamp lighting ceremony by the representatives of the past nine glorious years of the school – Wilona and Zeenath of 2008 batch followed by other students to enlighten the milestones of each year. The Decennial year was inaugurated by lighting the centre Diya by the dignitaries on the dais.
Celebrating the inaugural, the tiny tots heightened their happiness with their charm and cheer through a celebrity dance. It was a treat for everyone who witnessed the programme and a befitting part of the celebration. The investiture ceremony of the new school cabinet for the year 2017-18 of MCCS followed next. Principal Sr. Melissa AC administered the oath taking ceremony. The ministers took pledge to work for the welfare and uplift the school community.
The felicitation function followed recognizing and awarding the winners of CPS Olympiad for the academic year 2016-17. Sr Sylvian AC and Sr Maria Jyothi AC felicitated the achievers. Addressing the cabinet members Sr. Sylvian AC recalled the hardship faced in 2008 and motivated the cabinet to work for the betterment of the school. ” I felt like that I was at the Vidhana Soudha, when I saw the young student leaders taking the oath of various co-curricular department. My memory goes back to the year 2008, when I took over as the First Principal of this school. This School has grown tremendously, and I compliment Principal Sr Melissa AC and her dedicated teachers and staff for taking this prestigious school to greater heights.”
“Remember students, you are the future, who will lead our nation as leaders.To all you students I a have a success Mantra: “Say to yourself always, Excellence is my goal or I will give my best and do my best”. Follow your dreams, don’t give up- you are all the future leaders of the nation. You have to be role models to your juniors and classmates Also be proud that you are the BEST having education at the BEST school in town. Best of luck in your academics” added Sr Sylvian AC.
What a young achiever of MCCS, Master Shreejithin did in skating, left all speechless, as he has already kick started this academic year 2017-18 with awards. And for his exceptional achievement both at the National and International level in Roller Skating he was felicitated along with his father at the school level by Dr. Sr. Olivia AC, with mementos, cash prize of Rs 10,000 and flowers, and what not?.
Dr. Sr. Olivia AC in administration as the Provincial Superior while starting this school in 2008 gave the Decennial inaugural address through her words of encouragement and appreciation.”While celebrating this significant decennial year, you are all part of it. It has been a long journey that we all saw that this school reaching greater heights. And for all this, we need to thank the Almighty God for his blessings for this success. Sr Melissa AC as a dynamic principal has done a marvelous job in managing this school, and due to her efforts in motivating and encouraging the students to excel not only in academics but also shine in co-curricular activities- MCCC has attained name and fame not only locally but Nationally and Internationally. MCCS is on the National and World Map. Students, you are the future- this school is shaping you to become better citizens of India. Avail all the opportunities this school has to offer you- and be a smart and best student of MCCS. I know that you all can do it here at MCCS. Long live this school which has given education to thousands of students who are in top positions worldwide”
Sr Snehal AC the Vice-Principal delivered the vote of thanks, and Meghna Shenoy of Class X compered the programme. In between the formal programme, there was lots of cultural entertainment, from dances to songs performed by the students.
In conclusion, with a Vision “Excellence in holistic human resource development of learners towards building a just and humane society.” and with a Mission “Benchmarking academic and personal excellence with value integration and capacity building to transform the young minds, in keeping with the spirit of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, our School (a Christian Minority Institution) provides a healthy and sound environment for exploring their hidden potential, sparking innovative thinking, developing ecological sensitivity, seeking spiritual aspirations, enhancing emotional competencies and reaching out in compassion to champion the cause of justice, love, truth, harmony and peace in the society” no doubt, Mount Carmel Central School-Mary Hill will surely reach much more greater heights, and become ONE of the BEST SCHOOLS in Mangaluru!