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The spell – O – check competition was held to awaken excellence and provide opportunity for students to be confident and compete with their peers in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.

The students of classes 1-5 were equipped with a spelling list to facilitate effective learning and active participation in the Spell – O – Check competition.

The  objective was, to learn to spell quickly and accurately. It also encouraged them to explore a wide range of vocabulary.By participating in such competitions students not only learn to test themselves but also learn new words and  spelling strategies.

It enables students to use their wits and memories in the face of competition. They experience both success and failure, learning how to handle both, with grace and gratitude. It was a wonderful and thrilling experience for all and they truly enjoyed it to the fullest.

Co-ordinators: Tr. Rochell Fernandes &  Tr. Olga Dias


The auditorium of Ganesh Daivajnya echoed with the blessings on the morning of 31st January, 2019 when Vidya Vikas Family came together to bid farewell to the outgoing 2018-2019 batch of class 10 students.

Students of Class 9 organized farewell party with great enthusiasm and of course endeavoured to leave a trail of nostalgia behind for the tenths.

The programme commenced at 9 am at the auditorium with a prayer service followed by an inspirational speech by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Tania Monteiro. The Head Girl, Miss. Nadia Da Silva shared her experiences at Vidya Vikas Academy from nursery to class 10.

Mementos were distributed to the students of class 10 which created a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends and teachers to reminisce joyous moments.The students enjoyed the Spot Prizes and the zealous performances by class 9 i.e. melodious music, drama and dances staged on the occasion.

A Power Point Presentation, “Memories down the lane” created a nostalgic moment for the students to relive their past memories in the form of photographs.The highlight of the programme was the much awaited Mr. and Miss VVA in which our dashing young boys and gorgeous girls of class 10 participated with great enthusiasm.

A very emotional Vote of Thanks proposed by the Head Boy, Mr. Keegan Barreto touched the gathering.

The students went home with happy memories which they will cherish forever.

Co-ordinators: Tr. Calorina Rodrigues, Tr. Vichye Vaz and Tr. Farheen Khan


In India, Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed on January 30 as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, by Nathuram Godse.  On Martyr’s Day the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister and the three service chiefs gather at the Samadhi at Raj Ghat memorial and lay wreaths decorated with multi-coloured flowers.  A two minute silence in memory of Indian Martyrs is observed throughout the country at 11am.

At Vidya Vikas Academy, students of Class 8 staged a skit which was presented to students and teachers in the school Assembly Area.  This skit depicted a school scene where the teacher took them travelling back through time to witness the first sepoy mutiny where martyrs like Mangal Pandey sacrificed their lives fighting the British.  Since some students were still skeptical, the teacher took them to visit the future where Indians were still dependant on the British.  This sight brought home the true importance of our brave martyrs. At 11 am the entire school fraternity observed  a two minute silence in memory of the martyrs of our country.

The Vice Principal Mrs. Tania Monteiro concluded the assembly by telling the students that we should appreciate our Martyrs for the freedom and democracy they fought for.

Co-ordinator- Tr. Sandra Mesquita


Culinary Art- a monthly activity was organised for the students of class 6 to 8. The aim of the activity was to provide a platform for the students to showcase their culinary talent and foster their creativity and decision making skills.

It was conducted with a view to create awareness about the nutritional value of food and emphasise their skill in preparing and presenting food.

The students prepared healthy dishes like sprouted bhel, fruit smoothie, muesli, channa masala, Russian salad, etc. using quick and easy recipes.

They exhibited the dishes in an artistic and aesthetic way.

The dishes were judged on the basis of the nutritional value, health quotient, taste and team effort.


Co-ordinator: Tr. Sushma Kalghatgi


Republic Day is a day of celebration in India, commemorating independence from British Raj and bringing into force of India’s constitution.

Vidya  Vikas  Academy  celebrated the 70th Republic  Day on 26th January 2019 with great enthusiasm.

The programme was as follows:

Tr. Satya Sharma welcomed the gathering on the occasion of Republic Day. Principal Mrs. Joble Bijoy unfurled the National Flag followed by the National Anthem. Thereafter the Principal addressed the students emphasizing the importance of  this day and to respect our constitution. She also informed them of  the inauguration of the Edu Park for the Primary Section and Play park for the Pre-Primary section and soon to commence Atal Bihari Tinkering Lab for classes 7 to 12.

A speech in Hindi  was delivered by Miss Anushka  Mitra from Class 8 B.A patriotic dance called ” Vande Mataram ”  was performed  by the Tiny tots  of the Pre-Primary section.  The students spread the  feelings of patriotism by singing the medley of patriotic songs. Master Ved Iyer delivered a speech in English emphasizing the importance of the day.Last but not the least the pupils of Class 6 expressed their feelings of patriotism through a dance performance.

Principal  then gave away   certificates  and trophies  to the students for their excellent performance  at different external  competitions. The Principal  congratulated the prize winners and encouraged the students to participate in many such activities. The programme  was compered by Miss Stuti Agarwal  of Class 8 B.

Tr. Satya Sharma proposed a Vote of Thanks. There was a Live Streaming of the programme at five different locations in the school. It was co-ordinated  by  Sir Akshay Chari, Mrs. Pradnya Nadkarni, Mr. Manju Modur and Mr. Addison Costa. The programme was concluded with the National Song “Vande Mataram”.

Co-ordinator: Tr. Satya Sharma

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