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
Final exams started on Wednesday which means the end of the academic session is just around the corner. However, we still had time for the middle and high school students to enjoy a basketball tournament at Govt Complex sports ground on Monday. It was one final chance to release all that pent up energy and to spend time with friends before the long vacation.
The Divine Intervention School annual quiz competition was held last Monday. Representatives from each house took part and displayed their knowledge in a vast range of subjects.
The yellow house were victorious, and we thank Sir Hlutea and everyone else who was involved in making it a success.
In celebration of Republic Day, which was spent as a holiday on 26th January, our house notice-boards have been decorated with some lovely creative posters.
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. In 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.
Class II Soloist
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!
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.
Jenny Lalawmpuii (Miss Jenny) is our enthusiastic KGI teacher, but is also one of the most prominent Cosplay participants in Mizoram, stemming from several years she previously spent living in Japan. Some of our youngest students have even gained an appreciation for Japanese children’s songs and basic Japanese phrases.
Following India’s main Cosplay event, Fantasy Realm 2016 held in Aizawl, Miss Jenny was invited to lead ‘Team India’ to Japan to participate in the World Cosplay Summit 2017 in Nagoya. The team consisted of a youthful pair of India’s best Cosplay artists from Arunachal Pradesh.
In addition to this prestigious event, the team were guided to participate in a range of other events, exhibitions and seminar presentations. We congratulate the team on their successful trip and are proud of Miss Jenny for her achievements.
Today we enjoyed the final of the DIS Solo Competition 2017. This has been organised by Sir LSa and both Miss Manunis. Miss Maliani and Miss Joanna served as additional judges and Maggie (Class X) did a great job as host. The winners will get a chance to sing in Vanapa Hall on the school Foundation Day celebration later this year.
- Vanlalhruaizeli (Class VII)
- Wendy Lalchhanhimi (Class VIII)
- Faith Vanlalhlimpuii (Class V)
- RK Ramdinpuia (Class IX A)
- Solomon Lalruatfela Khiangte (Class X)
- Gershom Laltanpuia (Class IX B)