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Children’s Day was celebrated with gaiety and fervour at VVA on 23rd and 24th November, 2018. On 23rd, it was celebrated for the Pre-primary section and classes 1 to 5, while the same was celebrated on 24th November, 2018 for classes 6 to 12. Celebrations on both the days, began with a prayer service conducted by the teachers. This was followed by paying tributes to Chacha Nehru. Songs, along with dance performances by the teachers onstage, made the morning memorable. Principal Joble Bijoy addressed the children and encouraged them to think big and work hard. The children of classes 1 to 10,were then entertained in the various game stalls, put up in different classes, on both the days. They were then treated to yummy and tasty snacks.

Tatoo painting was the highlight on the first day, that is on 23rd November. Every child went home smiling with a tatoo. We appreciate the time put in by Parent volunteers in the game stalls on this day too. It was a fun filled day for all the children, on both the days.


Tr. Marina A.D’Costa


On the occasion of ‘One Nation Reading Together’ a small Programme was organized in VVA. During the morning assembly, a pledge was recited by Walusha Fernandes from class 8B, and the same was repeated by the of whole School. Teachers of class 1 – 4 read moral based value stories to the students in their respective class.

The following Titles of books read by Teachers of classes 1st to 4th

1A My School Trip Jesinha Rodrigues
1B Mule goes to School Fiona Fernandes
1C The Wolf and the Fox Martha D’ Souza
2A The Rabbit and the Lion Sunita D’ Souza
2B Gandhiji’s Quotes Evrida Jacques
2C This Little piggy eats healthy Nilanjana Chakraborty
  1. God is present everywhere  2.Good Company


Celina Cardozo
3B Brave Children of other lands                   Olga Dias
3C A beautiful Life : Encouraging others/Gratitude. Pearl pereira
4A Living in harmony:  Self Control

                 Watching Yourself

Clotilda Goes
4B The Blue Bird Michelle Mascarenhas
4C Practice before you Preach Neerja Bane

Students of classes 5 – 8 read books on Fiction and students of classes 9 & 10 read supplementary readers. Later on in the Library, students of class 7 C wrote on the Graffiti Wall, two sentences on their favourite authors and their favourite books. There was a Poster Making competition on Renowned Authors of their choice for students of classes 8 & 9. Two students from each division participated in the Competition. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Thus VVA encourages all students to the reading habit. The programme on one nation reading together did boost the children’s appetite for knowledge and information as well as stimulated their imagination.


Archana Pednekar


Pop –up- Museum was the co-curricular activity for the students of class 6-8 in the month of November. Students displayed antique  artifacts  such as ancients coins, antique telephone, camera, radio, bronze statues of Gods and Goddesses,  earthen ware, hand-painted porcelain cups etc. They gave a brief information about the authenticity of the displayed items. Students of class 6-8 were invited to see the exhibits .

It as an enriching activity where students could gain knowledge about our culture and heritage.


Tr. Merexi D’Silva & Tr. Rona Vas


Class 10 C organized an anti bullying campaign to familiarize the students on what exactly is bullying. The students went class to class enlightening the students about the topic and displayed charts on anti bullying. The objectives of the activity was to enlighten students about various steps they can take to report bullying, knowledge as to why bullying happens, respect for everyone and the school’s stand on bullying.

The campaign had a good effect on the students as they learnt different ways to avoid being bullied and to stand up for oneself.


Tr. Carla Quadros


On 30th November 2018 the school organized ‘Disney Day’ for the Primary students. The ambiance of the school was filled with color and an overwhelming feeling, of reverence and admiration. It was truly a mesmerizing day, as each class conducted various activities based on the theme. Activities like painting, clay modeling, making puppets, designing ballerina dresses, slippers, activity books, crowns, watching Disney movies etc were held.

The participation of students in such activities influences their development, for entertainment and knowledge. It increases the level of confidence and also teaches them to co-operate and work together with people in different conditions. It gives the students those special talents, a chance to extend themselves to grow in their area of expertise. Parents too had a glint of pride in their eyes as they watched their wards carry home the activities done by each child. It was a fun-filled day, wherein every child enjoyed and a had a big “SMILE” on their face(s) which showed their utmost joy, that they a fulfilling and exciting day.


Tr. M. A. Olga Dias

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