A team from the Aizawl South branch of Gideons International visited the school this morning to distribute free copies of the New Testament and Psalms in English to every student and member of staff. We were given a brief history of the ministry and an outline of its current organisational status in India. With a recent target to have a Bible in ‘every hand’ in the world by 2020, they reinforced the important role that Mizoram can play in ensuring the Bible can be printed and distributed in the Bru and Chakma languages.
KGI to Class I and beyond will soon be putting some exciting new tools to use in their classrooms. We have recently invested in a range of innovative resources from Grolier, designed to improve young children’s reasoning skills and spoken English.
Rohini Balraj, Mizoram’s new regional sales manager and education consultant for Grolier, kindly visited the school and spent an afternoon with the teachers and assistants, helping them to familiarise themselves with the resources. Among other tools, these include Logico Primo boards which are tactile tools for developing problem-solving ability, and Talking English books, which can be read aloud using an interactive pen.
We are excited to start using these resources amongst our youngest children, to give them a great start in their educational journey. We are also proud to be leading the way among schools in Mizoram, always seeking to provide the most up-to-date resources suitable for our local context.
Zorina Pautu returned to Divine Intervention School for a whole weekend of praise and worship. From Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon, he conducted a crusade which was refreshing for all the students and staff, joined by many different musicians, singers and friends. Every programme had a different mix of short talks, singing, dancing, solos and dramas. Zorina Pautu has been based in Mumbai but will shortly be moving to Indore with his family to start a new chapter in his ministry life.
Divine Intervention School is very blessed to be able to invite such a range of visitors to the school to speak with the students. Since the academic session began we have had a special guest almost every week, including Debz Whybrew from the UK who recently spent three months in Lunglei, as well as a team from Nagaland and Manipur.
We welcomed back the passed-out students yesterday on Thursday, 12th May, for their graduation ceremony. We are so proud of their success, which included a high proportion of distinction marks than ever before. Prizes and certificates were awarded to all the students, not only for their recent HSLC results but also for their extra-curricular achievements.
The ceremony was hosted by Miss Chhanpuii, Miss Babie and Sir LS-a, with speeches given by the Principal and the highest-scoring student, Saithangliana. It was followed by light refreshments in the Principal’s residence.
Today we are celebrating yet another year of outstanding results in the HSLC exams taken by our recently passed-out Class X students. 46 students appeared for the exams and 45 passed. Full results are listed at the website. Our own school results are below:
Lalnundami (L in SS)
Lalrempuii Thlauhthang (L in SS, Mz)
Remsangkimi (L in E, SS, Mz)
J Lalthlanawma (L in SS)
Lalremruata (L in M, Sc, SS, Mz)
Lalremtluanga Ralte (L in E, M)
Lalrinngheta Sailo (L in E, M, SS)
Malsawmhlua (L in M, SS, Mz)
PL Lalremmawia (L in M, SS)
Saithangliana (L in E, M, SS, Sc, Mz)
Timothy Lalhruaitluanga Zadeng (L in M, SS)
Vanlalawmpuia (L in SS, Mz)
Zarzokima (L in M, Sc, SS, Mz)
Angela Beinonairili Chhachhai
Elemi C Lalthanpari
Jemimah Vanlalruatdiki (L in SS)
C Lalramhluna (L in Mz)
PB Ramdinthara (L in M, SS)
Samuel Lalremruata Sailo
Mandy C Hmingthansangi
We are very proud to have established an Energy Club at Divine Intervention School in 2016, headed up by Miss Chhanpuii. More details can be found at this page. The Class IX (now Class X) members worked hard conducting audits in their local areas and taking part in awareness campaigns. They were even very successful at the state level, winning several awards in the year 2016-2017. Thanks to Miss Chhanpuii and all the students who took part:
Individual Prize: Lalruattluanga and Lily Lalenkawli Sailo won Consolation Prizes in the Essay Writing competition and received cash of Rs.1000 and a citation.
Club Prize: In the overall state-level competition, the Club won 8th position / Consolation with a cash Prize of Rs 2000 and a citation.
After a premature rainy season, the sun finally came out in time for the first sports days here at Divine Intervention School. On the 27th and 28th April most of the classes headed to the Luangmual Field to play all kinds of sports representing their house colours. Meanwhile, on Thursday morning, the primary classes (KG I to Class IV) stayed at the school and played outdoor games.
With the new academic session starting on the 12th April, the Easter weekend has proven to be the perfect time for the hostellers to find their feet and bond with each other.
Class VIII, IX and X hostellers headed to the Synod Conference Centre where they joined in with the Easter Youth Retreat from the 14th-16th April. It was led by several pastors and evangelists from different parts of India, and theme was ‘Journey to the Cross.’ It was an inspirational time for many of the students and a wonderful opportunity to focus on the whole story of Easter for the entire weekend. They all returned having made new friends and ready to start the new academic session in earnest from Monday 17th April.
Meanwhile, all the hostellers below Class VIII remained at the school where they were able to have fun playing and getting to know each other better. On Good Friday, they watched a film about Easter and discussed the story with the wardens. On Saturday, they were treated to an outing to KV Paradise and Aizawl Theological College in Durtlang. Finally, on Easter Sunday morning, they all attended the church service at BCM Government Complex, not far from the school. The church is the youngest Baptist church in Mizoram, with a small membership and incomplete building, so it was very special for the congregation to be visited by so many of the hostel children. They enjoyed taking part and returned to the school happily clutching the special Easter boiled eggs they had received.
For the hostel community, the Easter weekend has been both a relaxing and meaningful time. We are excited about the year that lies ahead for all of the students and their wardens.
The Class X students will complete their MBSE board exams on Monday, 20th March, after which they will leave the school and head home to get ready for the next step in their lives, hopefully with a chance to study at a top Higher Secondary school.
In their last weekend at the school, from 17th to 19th March, they have been treated to a series of Bible studies led by an evangelist team from Bassikos Institution and Research Centre. The studies, presented by Malsawmkima Hmar and Lalhmangaihzuala, have covered the entire gospel story and presented a clear salvation outline, all while capturing everyone’s full attention. From Friday night to the whole of Sunday, the students and staff have all been blessed by their ministry. It has been a wonderful way to end their happy time at Divine Intervention School and ensure that each one of them ‘goes home with Jesus,’ in the words of the Principal.