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Christmas at DIS Hostel

Every year, our hostellers look forward to the Christmas season, not just for the chance to go home but also for the precious memories that will be formed at the hostel. This year was no exception, and just before we reached December, the campus was already glowing with beautiful lights that only the hostellers get to enjoy after darkness falls each night.

On the 2nd December, we enjoyed our annual Advent programme at the hostel, which for the past few years has consisted of a candlelit variety show, a candlelit dinner and a bonfire. The kids worked very hard and everything was a great and memorable success. They were also excited to see former wardens Joe and Gabriel, who came to join in the fun.

A few videos from this occasion can be viewed on our school Youtube account:

The next day, the entire hostel along with the principal and his family attended the Advent ‘Christmas Carol’ programme organised by the Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship (LEFI) at the YMA Hall in Khatla. We were thankful to Pastor Emmanuel for inviting us. The whole event was very enjoyable and we were especially proud of our hostellers for their two items, including a beautiful nativity play and a choir performance.

Class X hostellers remain a little longer than the others due to their exams. This gave them the chance to experience an entirely new worship context, thanks to the kind invitation of Pastor Emmanuel again. They attended a special multilingual and multicultural Christmas service at the compound of the Headquarters of the 23rd Sector of the Assam Rifles (Khatla) and once again presented a special item. Our teacher, Miss Manuni (C Lalnunpuii) also sang at both of Pastor Emmanuel’s events. It was a great honour to be invited to spend time with them.

The little church on the compound was started by Pastor Emmanuel himself and has grown over the past few years after he first started with an informal fellowship of about five Christians. It is a privilege to be part of his ministry and we are also thankful for the tokens of appreciation and expressions of hospitality through lunch that he extended to us on both occasions.

2017 has been a year to remember, and we sincerely wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

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Christmas Vacation Circular

School has now closed for KGI up to Class IX. There will be a one month vacation. Class X students will finish on the 15th December.

As advised in the circular issued to all students, we will resume classes on the 10th January 2018. All hostellers are expected to return to the hostel at 6:00 pm on the 9th January.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Special Guests at the End of Term

We are currently in our final week before the Christmas vacation, and all the children are working hard for their third unit exams. Class X hostellers will stay back for an extra week. However, that doesn’t mean the excitement has to stop, and we have been blessed with two groups of special guests just in the past week.

First, last Monday two veterinary doctors visited to give a fascinating presentation about a variety of issues relating to animal welfare, conservation and ecology. Dr Lallianpuii Kawlni and Dr C Lalchhandama raised awareness about issues that are sure to make the children think about their role both as they look after their pets and care for Mizoram’s precious but delicate natural environment.

Second, last Friday a team of enthusiastic young people predominantly from Nagaland visited to lead a praise and worship afternoon. This included plenty of lively singing and two short but meaningful messages. We do hope they will come again some time.

Admission Open for 2018-2019 Session

Admission for new students to join us in KGI (Nursery) next year is now open. Priority will be given to brothers and sisters of existing students. Please click here or visit the school office right away to find out more about admission.

Click here for more information about the Primary School Section (KGI to Class IV)

Scholastic Book Fair

On 23rd and 24th November, representatives from Scholastic came and held a Book Fair at our school. This is an annual event and a great chance for all the children to get inspired about reading. Children from Class I to Class X enjoyed browsing and selecting books ranging from puzzles and activities to entertaining fiction and fascinating non-fiction. Ten Class IX volunteers were on hand to guide the younger ones. Special thanks go to Miss Jenny and Sir Jehova for making the book fair a success. We look forward to Scholastic visiting us again next year!

Children’s Day 2017

About 570 superheroes and superstars turned up at Divine Intervention School today, ready to take on the world! To celebrate Children’s Day, everyone came in fancy dress and a special programme was organised by the teachers. This included two dances by the teachers, some solos and a Miss Fancypants beauty pageant. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and went home happily with cake and Frooti.

Foundation Week 2017

Our school foundation day is the 15th October and it is celebrated differently every year. This year we spent a whole week enjoying a range of activities and competitions.

On Monday, some of the students helped to clean the school while others were involved in preparing some lovely stage decorations. Cleanliness is especially important these days since we are trying to work towards a Clean School Award (Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar).

On Tuesday morning, we had the school’s first ever debate competition final. Teams from the yellow and green houses did very well and ultimately the green house won, arguing that social media does more harm than good.┬áIn the afternoon, Miss Olivia and Miss Jenny led the elocution competition for the second time. We heard excellent poetry recitations from students of Class IV to Class IX with three sets of winners.

On Wednesday, we held a spectacular dance competition in which ten groups displayed their talents and worthy winners were selected by the judges. Meanwhile, everyone had come in traditional cultural dress, so the youngest classes spent the day learning Mizo dances outside. The day ended with an informal ‘lampui’ in the hall.

The kids, including all the hostellers, went home to enjoy an extended weekend break including the Diwali holiday on Thursday. On the Friday, however, the staff and workers met together at Liandova Picnic Spot for a day of recreation and fellowship.

It has been a diverse and enjoyable week for all. Well done to all the participants who put in hours of preparation, as well as the teachers who helped to make it all happen. We expect great things in the year to come!

A Sunday of Bible Trivia

Sundays at the hostel usually consist of an early morning Bible study with Miss Joanna, a mid-morning service with the Principal, Sunday school with the wardens and an afternoon fellowship with special items led by the hostellers.

Today, all these seemed to unexpectedly converge into a Bible trivia fest! In the morning Bible study, the boys received their prize for collecting the most points for Bible knowledge over the past series of weeks. In Sunday School, prizes were also distributed following their Bible memory exam held last month. In the afternoon fellowship, our warden Sir Jehova led a very good Bible quiz. The ‘Mark’ group were the winners and they will receive their prizes next week.

New YouTube Account

We recently found that there is a growing number of videos on YouTube made by students, ex-students and visitors to the school. In order to bring all these videos together in playlists for anyone interested in our school, we have created a new YouTube account. We may upload our own videos in the future, so be sure to like and subscribe to the channel! There is also a link to the channel at the top our website homepage.

A Weekend with Pi Mahmingtei

This Saturday and Sunday, the hostellers were visited by evangelist Pi Mahmingteii and several of her friends. They led a total of four worship sessions which involved a wide range of different kinds of preaching, singing and prayer. The children were inspired to sing by themselves long into the night!