Students from Class VIII to X took part in this year’s Mizoram Mathematics Society Competition. Sir LSa gave them good guidance and they came out saying it was simple! We hope their confidence will be reflected in their results, which will be announced in December.
The hostellers were recently treated to a day out at the Science Centre in Aizawl. It is full of educational and interactive exhibits which inspire the kids about the subjects they learn about at school. They enjoyed the refreshing change of scene and had a memorable experience.
Divine Intervention School has had a long relationship with Breakthrough Believers Ministries ever since the foundation of the school. Teams have often visited to minister and lead worship among the children. Recently we had the pleasure of taking part in two separate programmes.
The first was the annual LiveJam visit, in which a praise and worship team led an afternoon of worship at the school among the Middle and Higher sections. They brought an engaging visitor who entertained the children with his beatboxing while sharing a meaningful message of encouragement based on his life experience.
Later on, the youngest hostellers (Class VII and below) were invited to spend the Saturday at Vanapa Hall at the Kids Conference programme. This was a whole day of praise and worship, especially designed for younger children. They had a wonderful time and wanted to go back for more on Sunday!
The second session of the nationwide Energy Club scheme was organised this year for Middle School students and several of our Class VIII students have taken part under the guidance of Miss Chhanpuii. Now that all the scheduled activities have finished, prizes were distributed last week and we are just awaiting the state level awards to be distributed.
Our school students took part in various audits and surveys at home and in their localities and school regarding energy consumption. They also took part in essay competitions and painting competitions. In addition to the main painting competition, Miss Chhanpuii also organised another competition under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, which was open to all students in the school. Several students from Class V to Class X took part and the best have been selected to go through to the State Level round where they will receive a participation prize and the chance to proceed to the National Level.
Together with Miss Joanna, we also organised a debate, in which Energy Club members participated in a formal debate of the motion, ‘The Big Switch: This House would Replace all Bulbs with LED Bulbs’. The motion was passed by an energy-minded audience and the proposition team also won best team and best debater, judged by Miss Baby and Miss Manuni.
Energy Club Poster
From 15th October we celebrated the 13th annual Foundation Week of Divine Intervention School. As always, there were a variety of competitions and events to showcase our students’ talents.
On the first day, Vice-Principal Sir Mapuia led the opening function which included special items from both teachers and students. The teachers and staff also enjoyed a special lunch in honour of the occasion.
On the second day, Sir LS-a organised the next stage of the SongSlam solo singing competition. All the contestants did very well and we look forward to the final round.
On the third day, there was an elocution competition organised by Miss Olivia, Miss Manuni and Miss Baby, English teachers from the Junior, Middle and High School sections. The standard was even higher than before and the participants brought the poems to life in an entertaining way.
On the fourth day, there was a quiz competition organised by Miss Chhanpuii and Sir Zothana. The teams did very well and it was an enjoyable end to the week.
Though we had high hopes for our footballers after doing so well in the first round, their later matches were not met with the same success. Though we did not go through beyond the pool stage, we are super proud of all our footballers who gave their very best. We hope to be better prepared next year and the boys are also very determined to make sure they do even better next time.
This was the first year that Mizoram took part in the prestigious Reliance Foundation Youth Sports competition. Photos and full details of all the matches are published on their website.
The Reliance Foundation have been sponsoring numerous national sports competitions in India for several years. This year, they are reaching Mizoram for the first time with a football tournament open to private English medium secondary schools. We are excited to take part and have high hopes for our boys.
The tournament started this week and our team drawn from Classes VIII to X headed down to the Police Football Field in ITI to compete against Living Stone School. They were cheered on by enthusiastic fans from Class IX. They won in great style with a 5-0 victory. Two goals were scored by Ben Hur, one from Lalruatkima, one from Rochanpuia and one from Remruatpuia. Not only did the team play well, but Lalruatkima Pachuau of Class VIII was even awarded Man of the Match!
The team looks forward to the next round of the competition and we thank Sir LSa, Sir Mawia and the wardens Sir VRa and Sir RKa for helping the boys prepare so well.
Official photos can be seen here.
Man of the Match
One of our hostellers, Lalvenpuii of Class VIII, is a new rising star in table tennis. Just last week she took part in the Aizawl round of the 11Sports Inter-School Table-Tennis Championships. After playing really well throughout the competition she reached the semi-final. She gave of her best and ended up achieving third position. What a great achievement!
The 2018 Interschool Basketball Tournament started on the 3rd September and our team has been training hard under the guidance of Sir LSa. Cheered on by their Class X friends, they took part today at Hawla Indoor Stadium, ITI Veng, against Centenary School Dawrpui Church. They were tied throughout the match until the final quarter, losing by just a few points with a respectable final score of 37-46. We are very proud of their hard work and sportsmanship and look forward to seeing them do even better next year.
Rather than a Book Fair, this year we participated in the Scholastic Book Club scheme. A great number of students from KGI to Class VI ordered all kinds of books, from educational resources to entertaining fiction and activity books. The orders arrived today, much to the delight of the children.
We are also fortunate to have been able to order some new books for the library, courtesy of the Scholastic scheme. We took the chance to add some Hindi and Phonics resources.