Convent of Jesus & Mary

“The activities encourage individuals to work with others and for others.”

7th January Pre-Board Exams
26th January Republic Day celebrated - Theme: The Rainbow of Unity. Lt Col Mathew is the chief guest
28th January Founder’s day celebrated
31st January School wished Seniors with a Farewell Assembly
11th - 15thFebruary Sr Tara attends a Seminar cum Workshop N.U.E.P.A., New Delhi - a training programme on Leadership in Educational Administration for principals of Senior Secondary Schools
3rd - 5th March On-line “World Maths Day” Our students participate
31st March Farewell Social and Prize distribution. Best Student Award goes to Jayati Ahuja and Gursheen Kaur. Steff Sarah Mathew was judged the outstanding student of the Year. She was also selected Miss C.J.M.
5th April School Fete kick-starts the Centenary Celebrations. Our former student, Mrs Gurmeet Kaur, Senior Town Planner, Government of Haryana is our chief guest. It rained from early morning but the sun soon shines - and what a sunny morning!
9th April Senior School Student Council is installed
24th April Junior School Student Council is installed
9th May Draw of Raffle - of tickets sold to all well-wishers, friends, present and former students - for Centenary Fund Raising - is efficiently conducted in school by Ms Neelam Khera. Prizes are won by students, ex-students and well-wishers!
22nd May Ms Neena Emmanuel retires after serving CJM Ambala for 30 years.
Board Exam Results -
Class X - Malini Suri tops with 95.33 %
Class XII Science - Kanika Jain with 91.8% and
Commerce - Raman Arora with 05.2%
5th July Staff Meeting: “Hot Chocolate” and “Blue Ribbon” to re-enkindle the Teachers motivation
15th August Independence Day celebrated with the Theme: “India - the Past integrates into the Present.” Col. Melwin D’Souza is Chief Guest
20th August Chart Competition - Themes:
My School as I See It - Classes VI - VIII
Foot-prints - ClassesVIII - IX
My Vision for CJM - Classes X - XII
27th August Slogan Competition - for the proposed Ambala City Marathon - held house-wise. Peace House:
Igniting Minds for a Century Stride with Pride CJM’s Centenary Flight With the Bearers of Truth and Light…
2nd September Dina’s Day celebrated
4th September former Students: Rahul Jain and Aanchal Sagar pay tributes to our Teachers
5th September Teachers’ Day celebrated by the Students - a Volley Ball Game
11th September Ms Amita Wattal a CJM-Shimla alumni and at present Principal of Springdale’s School, Delhi gave our Staff a Seminar on “Peace Education”. “Is Peace mere Silence within? Or should it not lead to Action?”
Bomb blasts in Delhi!
2nd October
A Parent - Teacher Meeting called to inaugurate the P.T.A. The Executive Committee consisting of the following is formed:
President: The Principal, Sr Tara
Vice President Mr Alok Sharma
Secretary: Mr Vishal Chona
Jt Secretary: Dr Vandana Goel
Treasurer: Mr Anil Mittal
Jt Treasurer Mr Darshan Tyagi
Other Parent Members too are nominated Ms Meena Sharma and Ms Hema Dhawan are Staff Representatives. The first Meeting of the P.TA. follows, its Agenda being, inter alia, the Centenary Marathon.
8th October Mother General Angeles Alino together with Sr Monica Joseph, one of the General Councillors visit the School. The children put up a short programme of some of the Dances of the Region. M. General lays the Foundation stone of the Planned Centenary Block.
17th October Rangoli Competition based on the Themes: 100 years in Education /Reach Out!
19th Oct The Centenary Marathon for all of Ambala - comprising of Runs for the Age Groups: Many of the people of Ambala participated. It is the first of this kind in this city
23rd Oct The staff host the annual Diwali party.
26th November The Mumbai Bomb Blasts - affecting the whole country - we’re hoping for tough measures against terrorism
1st December The Opening of the Centenary Year Celebrations - the Eucharist - in the School Auditorium. Presided over by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Vincent Concessao, Archbishop of Delhi, and assisted by Rt Rev Anil Couto, Bishop of Jalandhar and Rev Fr Thomas Anchanikal, Administrator of the Diocese of Shimla-Chandigarh. Nine other priests from neighbouring parishes join in the concelebration. The servers at the Eucharist are our Catholic Children and the Choir too consists of our own students.
The choir was accompanied by Mr Geoffrey Aranha, the choir master of St Stephen’s School, Chandigarh. The Archbishop, in his homily, paid tribute to the JM Sisters for their work of Education. He recalled that “LOVE” was the key to the relationship between Teacher and Taught. And this can only come about with the Love of God in our hearts.
After the celebration all went to the site where the foundation stone of the centenary block was installed. It was blessed by Most Rev Vincent Concessao, the Archbishop of Delhi. This was followed by an Agape.
2nd Dec An Inter - Faith Prayer Meet. It had for its theme “One God”, symbolized by the Rainbow, a sign of God’s involvement in the world - the colours of which blend to form the One Light, just as we, of many colours, are called to be One People.
All met together to further this experience of oneness over a cup of tea.
5th - 7th Dec “The Christmas Camerata”, directed by Ms Neecia Majolly, a famed concert pianist and conductor of Bangalore. With her4-voice choir of 7 members and the School Choir she staged a concert of choral music, comprising of styles from Western Classical Music to light jazz and pop.
Mr T.C. Kansal presided over the show on 5th December. He graciously committed himself to help the JM Health Centre in Bhurewala with Medicines from his pharmaceutical firm.
On 6th, the Choir performed at Stephen’s School Auditorium, Chandigarh, where Rev Fr Thomas Anchanikal, presided. He reminded us that the concert was an apt answer to the subdued, prayerful celebration of Christmas called for by the C.B.C.I. after the brutal attacks on Christians in many parts of the country
On 7th December, Ms Bharti Arora, I.P.S., S.P. Railways was the chief guest and Ms Reeta Singh, wife of Maj. Gen. J.P. Singh was the guest of honour. Both highlighted the special characteristic, the “divine” atmosphere of the School - where Sisters pray and God surely reigns!
There is now a lull in the Celebrations as there are other things clamouring for attention: Examinations, Tests, Christmas...
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