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aQueen Marian 2014-2015
Incredible !ndia......
It’s agony and ecstasy.
Proud to be a Queen Marian...Proud to be a Queen Ma...
b Queen Marian 2014-2015
The Office Staff The Service Staff
The Teaching Staff
Queen Mary School
Staff of 2014
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Queen MarianQueen Marian
New Series	 Volume 10	 2014
Queen Mary School
mumbai 400 004
Sectional Ed...
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QMS Magazine Club Members
Kavya Shah
Nandini
Dholakia
Rusha Maiti
Disha Ghosalkar
Arya
Pednekar
K...
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Chairman’s Message........................................................................... 5
Fr...
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Kaleidoscope
of Events
(2014)
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Dr. M. D. David
Chairman, Queen Mary School Committee
One of the problems with our education syste...
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Some Defining Moments...........
Highlights of the Events conducted by the Pre-Primary Department
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From The Principal’s Desk
“Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Onl...
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Principal’s
DIARY2014
The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- El...
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January 24th, 2014
A Colourful Bouquet of talent and creativity
organized by QMS
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26th January- Republic Day.
The chief guests - Mr. and Mrs. Dodia
The Chief Guest for the day: M...
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21st February - Annual exhibition
Class 4B winner (Primary Section)Class 1B winner (Primary Secti...
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27th June -
Prize Distribution
School topper (ICSE) - Medha ShahThe Chief guest: Dr. Ajay Chaura...
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The winners: Darling House (Junior Category)
The Best Speaker - Anoushka Jaipuria (Cavell House) ...
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11th July-
Interhouse Quiz
Competition
The winner of the ‘Best Conductor’ award (Juniors)
Anoush...
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28th August -
Inter House Dance Competition
Visualising India Through the Art of Dance
Group 1: W...
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Winners of the Best Script
Award:
Joan-of-Arc (Play - ‘Agony of
River Cauvery)
Best Direction -
...
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A replica of Coffee with Karan (L-R) Mrs. Ellar, Mrs.
S. Anand, Ms. Chinikamwala and Mrs. D. Mist...
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2nd place - Fashion Show 2nd place - Mascot
QMS overall winners - ‘We are the World’
On 19th Dec...
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The Chief guest on the 19th - Mr. G.S. Cheema addressing the audience. Others seated from L-R
Ms....
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18-19 December 2014 -
A Glimpse of our glorious Pa
A colourful journey through
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4 - Annual Day
Past and Present
gh the ages.....
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Hindustan Times Award: One of the Best Schools in South Mumbai.
Mumbai’s top schools joined the ...
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A donation of Rs. 59,555/- was donated to Sneha Sagar Society
an orphanage run by the Sisters who...
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Exhibition
Indeed it has been a memorable journey so far. A big thanks to my drawing teacher. He...
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In Memoriam
Mrs. L Pereira
“She left us peaceful
memories,her love
is still our guide and
though ...
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“She’s gone” the message flashed on my mobile.
I reconfirmed the message hoping sincerely that
t...
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I.C.S.E. students of March 2014 who have scored
90% & above
Names	 %
1.	 Medha H. Shah	 97.17
2.	...
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Report Section
C.M.E.F. Trust Pre-Primary Department
COME LETS EXPLORE
1. Traffic Park and Chhat...
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2. Jijamata Udyan and Fire Station Byculla
It was a beautiful morning when the PPD left for a vis...
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Lets Showcase Our Talents
1. Elocution Competition
The Elocution Competition was held on 27th Ma...
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TODAY’S MENU - EAT IT OR STARVE !
In today’s time, junk food has taken over the healthy diet. Thi...
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2. Navaratri
Navaratriisafestivalcelebrated
for nine days in Gujarat. The
P.P.D. section cherish...
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Teddy Bear-Tran AA hunting we will go-KG C
ABC sugar on bread-Tran B Ten little firemen - Tran C
...
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A Tearful Adieu - Our Convocation Ceremony
The D-Day arrived for the
children of transition on
8...
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ANNUAL DAY
Queenie TV presents - “Celebrations on Earth”. Yes, this was the theme of the PPD annu...
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Activities
and
Festivities
Little ones
at their
best
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Report Section
Primary & Secondary Department
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
True...
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Overall Winners - Joan-of-Arc
First prize winners of the Art Festival
Colouring competition for ...
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A peek into the
enchanting
world of ‘Art’ in
its vivid forms
Exhibits of students
& teachers
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Annual Athletic Meet (finals) Overall winner - Darling House March Past winners - Nightingale Ho...
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Sports News
Physical Education is an all encompassing term including fitness, skills, movement, d...
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10th
February- Inter House Throwball Seniors 	17th
February- Inter House Throwball Juniors
1st
p...
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Inter class Artistic Gymnastics Competition- Students performing different floor exercises.
10th
...
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Inter School Sports Events
GYMNASTICS
•	 Shri Pavanputra
Vyayam Mandir
held a competition
on 9th...
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Aquatics
	 A.I.S.M. Inter School Swimming Gala
Competition held on 1st
& 2nd
September
2014, Ant...
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An International Exchange Programme where
students share and exchange their ideas through
networ...
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Mahera Furniturewala- This was the first year I
gotachancetobeapartofEUMINDandthejourney
has been...
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wonderful experience and yet want to learn much
more of it.
Shaivi Shah – I feel I have taken th...
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As we come to the end of our third successful year at
QMS, the experience has been very exciting ...
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AMAL WINNERS AT SIP REGIONAL PRODIGY
2014
SABG WINNERS AT SIP REGIONAL PRODIGY
2014
Aashvi Shah ...
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International Meibukan Goju-Goju-Ryu
Karate-Do Association-India
President and Chief Instructor: ...
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Field Trips of Forms 1 to 4
Trip to Kidzania (18th March, 2014)
Kidzania- My future, My Choice
K...
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Trip to the Sanjay Gandhi National P ark (19th August, 2014)
Sanjay Gandhi National Park- Beyond ...
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24th
January 2014 ‘Chrysalis’ A Fusion of Talents
Results of events
Soulful Melodies	 1st	
Hiran...
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The Inter-House Debate Competition for Seniors
was held on 27th
of June, 2014. The judges for the...
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Words make you think. Music makes you feel.
Singing together makes you feel your thoughts.
That ...
57Queen Marian 2014-2015
Indian International Model United Nations 2014-15 (IIMUN)
The Indian International Model United N...
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Independence Day celebrations are held every
year. The celebrations remind us of nationalism
and...
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The R.B.I Annual National Quiz was held on the
22nd
of August, 2014. We were accompanied by
our t...
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For the first term of the past year, Form 10 had
undertaken ‘Let’s Be Well Read’ as their SUPW
a...
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The Joy of Giving at Tata Memorial Hospital
On 16th
October 2014 our class 7A prepared around
220...
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On 28th
November, 2014, all students of Queen
Mary School celebrated ONE NATION READING
DAY. Cla...
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The fourteenth edition of ‘We Are The World’
Interschool competition was organized by H.R.
Colleg...
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An Inter-city Inter-School personality contest was
organized by the Rotract Club of HR College. ...
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Rashi Lakhotia- (Std III) winner of 2nd prize
‘Dream it to Win it’ Contest
Terry Fox India - A su...
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India has a very old tradition of dyeing the knotted
andfoldedtextiles in vibrant colours. Thisa...
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ussinganddanceenthusiasticallyandenergetically,
subconsciously imbibing and ingraining in us
the ...
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Crusaders
Tie & Dye
Needle work
LIBRARY – A TREASURE
HOUSE OF BOOKS - TO
EXPLORE AND INSPIRE
An ...
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SUPW - Website Club
Windows To QMS
Windows to QMS, the website club consists of the
students of F...
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Music is Divine. It is an output of Symbolic and
Synchronized association of body, heart and sou...
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Creative Writing
English
efnvoer
cejeþer
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If I had a puppy...
If I had a puppy,
I would play with him all
day.
I would never leave him
alo...
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Rainy season
Rainy season
ismyfavourite
season. I like
to get wet
in the rain.
We carry an
umbrel...
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Nature
Nature is so beautiful,
Nature is so cute
But sometimes I feel,
Its silent and mute.
A sc...
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MY MUMMY
Mummy Oh ! Dear Mummy
You make my milk yummy!
Which fills my empty tummy!
Oh! Dear mummy...
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TIME
Time is precious, save it.
Time is valuable, don’t waste it.
Time will never fly, I guarant...
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Blossoms
Like a flower
That you are;
Blossom
Like you’re the only one
In the lonely garden afar.
...
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Nature’s Beauty
I sit on my window and watch the sky,
That vast stretch of blue silk.
At night i...
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  1. 1. aQueen Marian 2014-2015 Incredible !ndia...... It’s agony and ecstasy. Proud to be a Queen Marian...Proud to be a Queen Marian...
  2. 2. b Queen Marian 2014-2015 The Office Staff The Service Staff The Teaching Staff Queen Mary School Staff of 2014
  3. 3. 1Queen Marian 2014-2015 Queen MarianQueen Marian New Series Volume 10 2014 Queen Mary School mumbai 400 004 Sectional Editors Mrs. P. Babu (Sec.) Mrs. N. Nanavaty (Pri.) Ms. S. Chinikamwala (Pre-Pri) Mrs. M. Bhargava (Hindi) Mrs. M. Machado (Marathi) Ms. G. Mathias (Editor) Ms. J. Manickam (Co-ordinator) Mrs. D. Kujur (Asst. Editor) Ms. N. S. Rekha (Technical Assistance) Seelan Jobu Kumar (Photographer) Shane D. Albuquerque (Photographer)
  4. 4. 2 Queen Marian 2014-2015 QMS Magazine Club Members Kavya Shah Nandini Dholakia Rusha Maiti Disha Ghosalkar Arya Pednekar Khushi Khandelwal Avanti Bhandarkar Ishika Jain Zinatra D’souza Ishah Taimni Trisha Patel Cover Design by Mrs. S. Datye Idika Verma Rajvi Choksi Simran Shah Aanshi Radia Lokita Verma Mudita Adaniya
  5. 5. 3Queen Marian 2014-2015 Chairman’s Message........................................................................... 5 From the Principal’s Desk................................................................... 7 Principal’s diary.................................................................................. 8 The Newsmakers.............................................................................. 22 In Memoriam.................................................................................... 25 Report Section C.M.E.F. Trust Pre-Primary Department............................................ 28 Primary & Secondary Department.................................................... 37 English Section Poetry............................................................................................... 74 Essays & Articles............................................................................... 83 efnboer efJeYeeie efveyebOe efJeYeeie.....................................................................91 keÀefJelee efJeYeeie................................................................... 94 cejeþer efJeYeeie ieÐe efJeYeeie.......................................................................96 HeÐe efJeYeeie...................................................................... 100 Contents
  6. 6. 4 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Kaleidoscope of Events (2014)
  7. 7. 5Queen Marian 2014-2015 Dr. M. D. David Chairman, Queen Mary School Committee One of the problems with our education system is that everyone thinks that she or he has the authority to speak on it. It is true that every parent is the first teacher that a child learns from. It is a common belief that good education is that which helps to build good character and personality of a child. For Vivekananda, education is a process of “life building, man and woman making and character building”. Today secularism is spreading widely as a global phenomenon in all societies. So far, it concerned mainly the Western society. As secularism spreads, religious and spiritual values are pushed to the side lines. Pursuit of knowledge in this competitive world today has become the pursuit of self, power and status. In this pragmatic world, we seem to be losing sight of character building. This has a direct bearing on our country’s social ethos and value system where corruption has become the order of the day at all levels of public life. It is obvious that our education system has failed to promote and meet spiritual needs. It has failed to mould the character of young people on moral and spiritual values and develop a balanced, well rounded and humane personality. Loss of character is the loss of the most precious jewel in a person’s life. John Wooden puts it aptly and says, “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” The general environment in our society is corrupted. Therefore, it is no more possible to instill a good character among the young by the school alone. The effort of the school, in this regard, has to be complemented by the efforts of parents, officials, political leaders and by our society itself. Chairman’s MessageChairman’sMessage
  8. 8. 6 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Some Defining Moments........... Highlights of the Events conducted by the Pre-Primary Department
  9. 9. 7Queen Marian 2014-2015 From The Principal’s Desk “Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be” In Queen Mary School we teach our students to aim for great goals and reach higher, we teach them to reach out far and seek further, we teach our students to introspect and look deeper. In Queen Mary School we teach them to dream and reach out for those dreams. We transform dreams into reality, thoughts into ideas and ideas into action. That is the magic of Queen Mary School. Every year in Queen Mary School we see a vision come alive, touch our lives and transform it in such a way that we are never the same. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Sydney J. Harris In Queen Mary School we do just that .We turn mirrors into windows; windows through which the soul sees the world, feels the impact and flies with courage to shape the world of their dreams transforming the world and life itself. The Queen Marian is a joyful journey of life in Queen Mary School . It is a medium by which we share our joys and our tears, our challenges and our vision, our dreams and our achievements, our happiness and our world with you. This year the vision of Queen Mary School was Incredible India - Its Agony and Ecstasy and our activities have centered around our great country in all her angst and her glory. In this process we have not only learned to perceive her with new respect but also take responsibility for all the shame and degradation she has to endure due to our silence ,our fear and our lacunae. It has been a year filled with sorrow and joy, triumph and defeat, a year filled with lessons life has taught us . It has been a year where life and the human spirit has faced obstacles and emerged victorious. We look ahead with renewed hope and new life to another wonderful period of imbibing both knowledge and values and acquiring holistic education that will make us better human beings.
  10. 10. 8 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Principal’s DIARY2014 The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt In Queen Mary School, we teach our students to believe in themselves and in the beauty of their dreams; to believe that with God overhead and the spirit ,belief and passion in their hearts, nothing is impossible. The Principal’s Diary and the reports record the journey of Queen Marians in the academic year 2014. Keeping with the theme of the academic year, 'Incredible India', many of the school activities were centered around the theme sketching a moving picture of the nation as seen on the cover page of our magazine. The diverse activities focused on the highs and lows, the ups and downs, the painful and the blissful moments our country has experienced from time to time, fearlessly withstanding the challenges that keep surfacing, reminding its countrymen to awaken, uphold their dignity, strive for excellence and take pride in their rich cultural heritage. Winners of the COLOURING COMPETITION organised by SIP INDIA, with Ms G Mathias (C) and Ms Datye (L) along with Ms Preeti Rajagopal (Co-ordinator-AMAL, SABG at QMS).
  11. 11. 9Queen Marian 2014-2015 January 24th, 2014 A Colourful Bouquet of talent and creativity organized by QMS
  12. 12. 10 Queen Marian 2014-2015 26th January- Republic Day. The chief guests - Mr. and Mrs. Dodia The Chief Guest for the day: Ms. Annabelle Rodrigues (Former Queen marian) with our Principal, Vice-Principals and Junior section supervisor The Passing of Torch. Head Girl and Games Captain 2013 handing over the torch to the (R) Head Girl and Games Captain 2014 31st January- Investiture Ceremony 31st January- Farewell Party The winner of the Miss QMS title (C) Khushali Dodia, the runners- up (R) Ushmi Jhaveri and (L) Tanvi Khandwalla. 15th February- Annual Fun Fair
  13. 13. 11Queen Marian 2014-2015 21st February - Annual exhibition Class 4B winner (Primary Section)Class 1B winner (Primary Section) 4th June 2014 – Staff Orientation Programme Dr. David speaking at the Staff orientation programme QMS winners with Principal (C) Ms. Mathias and the teachers who accompanied them to ‘Immaculata’ an annual event organised by St. Mary’s School 19th June - Immaculata
  14. 14. 12 Queen Marian 2014-2015 27th June - Prize Distribution School topper (ICSE) - Medha ShahThe Chief guest: Dr. Ajay Chaurasia addressing the audience (seated (L-R) Mrs. Irani (Supervisor of Primary Dept), Ms. Mathias (Principal) and Mrs. Chaurasia (Guest of Honour) Felicitation of the members of EuMind (Europe Meets India) on 27th June 27th June- Interhouse Debate Competiton Judges: Mr. Anil Bhatia and Mrs. Nikhat Azam The winners: Cavell House. The participants seated (from L to R): Pushtii Parikh, PalakSheth, GauraviShantaram and Anoushka Jaipuria
  15. 15. 13Queen Marian 2014-2015 The winners: Darling House (Junior Category) The Best Speaker - Anoushka Jaipuria (Cavell House) The Best Debater - Harshita Patil (Nightingale House) July 4th - Interhouse Choir Competition Judges: Rev. Sumitra and Mr. Vincent Soans The winners: Cavell House (Senior Category)
  16. 16. 14 Queen Marian 2014-2015 11th July- Interhouse Quiz Competition The winner of the ‘Best Conductor’ award (Juniors) Anoushka Jaipuria The chief guests for the day: Mr. and Mrs. Ghiara The winner of the ‘Best Conductor’ award (Seniors) Gauravi Shantaram. Winners - Cavell House. Winning Team- (L-R) Dhruvi Shah, Rumani Shah, Avanti Bhandarkar, Gauravi Shantaram, Anaisha Dilwala, Palak Sheth, Duriya Kachwala. 15th August - Celebrating Independence Day
  17. 17. 15Queen Marian 2014-2015 28th August - Inter House Dance Competition Visualising India Through the Art of Dance Group 1: Winners - Joan of Arc Group 3: Winners - Cavell HouseGroup 2: Winners - Nightingale House All our wonderful teachers on Teachers’ Day A lively dance performance by the students of form 6 5th September- Teachers’ Day
  18. 18. 16 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Winners of the Best Script Award: Joan-of-Arc (Play - ‘Agony of River Cauvery) Best Direction - Nightingale House (Play - “The Outsider”) Overall Winners - Cavell House (Play - “Some Dignity Please”) 14th November - Childrens’ Day Celebrations Inter House Street Play Competition
  19. 19. 17Queen Marian 2014-2015 A replica of Coffee with Karan (L-R) Mrs. Ellar, Mrs. S. Anand, Ms. Chinikamwala and Mrs. D. Mistry. Dancing Queens at the grand finale on Children’s Day November 29 & 30 - 2014, QMS - Proud winners in the following events We Are The World Interschool Competition all smiles - lifting the coveted trophy Backdrop - 1st place Movie making: 1st place Movie - ‘Reality Bites’. Treasure hunt: 1st placeWar of Contigent Leaders Award: 1st place Thailand dance: 1st place
  20. 20. 18 Queen Marian 2014-2015 2nd place - Fashion Show 2nd place - Mascot QMS overall winners - ‘We are the World’ On 19th December, Mr. Sebastian Philip, one of our service staff members being felicitated by the chief guest Mr. Kultar Singh Cheema for completing 25 years of service in QMS. Nativity Play performed by Form 7A 17th December - Celebrating the birth of Jesus
  21. 21. 19Queen Marian 2014-2015 The Chief guest on the 19th - Mr. G.S. Cheema addressing the audience. Others seated from L-R Ms. J. Manickam, Ms. G. Mathias, Mrs. Cheema, Dr. David, Mrs. M. Ashar and Mrs. Irani The Chief guest on the 18th - Father Kenneth Misquitta (Principal of St. Mary’s School) with Ms. G. Mathias 18th & 19th December - Annual Day Theme : Incredible India - Its Agony and Ecstasy
  22. 22. 20 Queen Marian 2014-2015 18-19 December 2014 - A Glimpse of our glorious Pa A colourful journey through
  23. 23. 21Queen Marian 2014-2015 4 - Annual Day Past and Present gh the ages.....
  24. 24. 22 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Hindustan Times Award: One of the Best Schools in South Mumbai. Mumbai’s top schools joined the Hindustan Times ‘Clean My Mumbai’ Movement Lets raise issues. Let’s solve issues (Hindustan Times) Jiya Shah (Std. III) won the Gold medal for her painting which was included in the annual Edu Media Calender, featuring paintings made by school students from across the Indian Subcontinent.
  25. 25. 23Queen Marian 2014-2015 A donation of Rs. 59,555/- was donated to Sneha Sagar Society an orphanage run by the Sisters who look after the orphans. Zinatra D’souza - won the title of Ms. Vogue in the Inter- School Personality Contest Fiona Goradia won the title of Ms.Allure at Greenlawns School Horlicks Wizkids Winners of dance competition at Cascade conducted by Jamnabai Narsee School National Spell Bee Competition winners. ‘Marrs’ Spell Bee Aashna Thakkar Ishah Taimini Ananya Chandan Kashvi Jhaveri
  26. 26. 24 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Exhibition Indeed it has been a memorable journey so far. A big thanks to my drawing teacher. He was the one who informed me about the Nehru Art Gallery giving opportunity to budding artists and encouraging me to display my talents. This was a challenging opportunity for me as I had many things clubbed together such as my 80 marks exam and also my elementary exam. I had less time for my submission and so I had to work hard. I had put all my efforts to paint my drawings. The response has been overwhelming. All the love and appreciation from the people has infused a certain burst of energy into me driving me to excel. All the hours of hard work and dedication I took from the brilliant hues on canvas has apparently made my life brighter too. This event wouldn’t have been possible without my parents. They have been my guiding light throughout. Krisha Shah 7A Some of her paintings (as above) have been featured in many leading newspapers.
  27. 27. 25Queen Marian 2014-2015 In Memoriam Mrs. L Pereira “She left us peaceful memories,her love is still our guide and though we cannot see her she is always by our side” Mrs. Leena Pereira one of our senior most teachers in the pre –primary department started her career in Queen Mary School as an accountant in the school office.She later on became a pre-primary teacher till her last days.She was always known for her kind,understanding andloving nature. Sheleft us after fighting a battle with breast cancer.We all remember her a lot and she is a person we can never forget. “A beautiful life full of kindly deeds A helping hand to all in need Always so thoughtful ,loving and kind What a beautiful memory you’ve left behind” Born:21/06/1960 Died:19/11/2014 Mrs. T. Singaporewala Mrs. D. Mistry Smt. Prema Tandon Smt. Prema Tandon was one of the best Hindi teachers and is remembered with love and respect by all her students. She is admired till date for being a soft spoken and caring colleague. She was an avid reader and was always in pursuit of higher learning. Today, as she resides in that special place called heaven, she leaves behind in our hearts wonderful memories which we will cherish and value. She will continue to reside in our hearts forever. ’ meHeÀue J³eefkeÌle DeHeves keÀe³eex mes Decej nes peelee nw ce=l³eg kesÀ yeeo Jen Deewj Yeer Hetefpele nes peelee nw“~ Mrs. Bhargava (Hindi Department) BW
  28. 28. 26 Queen Marian 2014-2015 “She’s gone” the message flashed on my mobile. I reconfirmed the message hoping sincerely that there has been an error. Time stood still for the longest time ever. A knot built up in my chest. I looked up heavenward and asked Jesus ‘Why?’-a question that will remain unanswered…… A hundred needles seem to pierce my body as I tried to come to terms with the truth. My Duhita was lost forever…… The empty desk in my class (7A) screams out for Duhita. I can see her sitting at the desk with her twinkling eyes and ever smiling face. She is therewithherpassionandeagernesstolearn,her willingness to try anything and everything new. Duhita Save-June 7th 2014 The image of Duhita on the sports ground dances in front of my eyes. A born sportsperson, Duhita was very good at chess and carrom. A spirited athlete, Duhita ran bare-feet to win it all. Theboxofpaints-ariotofcolorsstandsstill….waitingforDuhitatobringthecanvastolife.Athousands of words remain unspoken. I am sure she is busy painting the skies. Those stupefying colours you see in the sky are her handiwork. A Bible verse comes to my mind-“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Duhita lived and she lived well-she didn’t just exist. I’ve gained so much from her, learnt so much, amassed a treasure that no book or anything for that matter can give. I’ve learnt that persistence will always be rewarded. I’ve learnt that I must put my heart and soul in all I do. I’ve learnt that I must live every single day as if there is no tomorrow. I thank God that He brought Duhita in my life- she is a part of me forever. What Duhita is to me is indescribable…… Mrs. M. Raiborde
  29. 29. 27Queen Marian 2014-2015 I.C.S.E. students of March 2014 who have scored 90% & above Names % 1. Medha H. Shah 97.17 2. Priyanka Shah 95.33 3. Esha K Sheth 94.83 4. Jainee Dedhia 94.83 5. Nirati Paresh Lakhani 94.83 6. Saachi Gopal Todi 94.83 7. Sukanya Dhal 94.83 8. Tanisha Bherulal Choudhary 94.83 9. Aditi Digish Doshi 94.33 10. Shailaja P. Patel 94.33 11. Tanya Mayank Jhaveri 94.33 12. Janika Jinesh Mehta 94.00 13. Sampada Mahendra Choudhari 93.83 14. Marya Khatri 93.67 15. Hiya Devang Mehta 93.50 16. Munira Hakimuddin Bharmal 93.00 17. Priyal Nimesh Parekh 93.00 18. Aashna Kamlesh Solanki 92.83 19. Divya P. Merchant 92.83 20. Shreya Sanjay Bohra 92.83 21. Harshini Shailesh Patani 92.67 22. Nirvika Thakar 92.67 23. Himani Rahul Shah 92.50 24. Sakina Kutub Tabha 92.33 25. Anushka Gururaya Shet 91.67 26. Ushmi Jhaveri 91.67 27. Natasha Paurusasp Tavaria 91.50 28. Prayushi D. Shah 91.00 29. Arunima Sardar 90.67 30. Aarti Sunil Bandekar 90.33 31. Prithika D Kharwar 90.33 32. Shreshthi Parinbhai Shah 90.33 33. Tanvi Manoj Jain 90.17 34. Zahabia Kauser Ayaz 89.83 35. Tanvi S. Khandwala 89.67 36. Yashvi U. Parikh 89.67 ICSE RESULTS From our School, a total of 69 students appeared for the I.C.S.E. in March 2014 All 69 passed with flying colours! 36 Students secured 90% and above. 29 Students secured between 71% and 89%. 4 Students secured between 60% and 70% Medha Shah topped the school with 97.17% Priyanshi Shah was second with 95.33% In third rank, with 94.83% there were six students Esha Sheth Jainee Dedhia Nirati Lakhani Saachi Todi Sukanya Dhal Tanisha Choudhary All the above students get a certificate of merit and a cash award of Rs. 1,000/- from the Managing Trustee of Queen Mary School in appreciation of their outstanding performance. QMS ICSE RESULTS - 2013-2014
  30. 30. 28 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Report Section C.M.E.F. Trust Pre-Primary Department COME LETS EXPLORE 1. Traffic Park and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya The PPD went for a field trip to the Traffic Park and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) on 3rd April 2014. We left school at 9 am after assembly. The children were settled in the bus and offered snacks and frooti. On our way we sang a number of nursery rhymes. We showed the children many places like the Churchgate Station, Oval Maidan, Rajabhai Towers and Cooperage ground. On reaching the Traffic Park the traffic policeman explained the traffic rules and showed the children different traffic signs on the board. The traffic park is a model of a road where the policeman practically showed the children how to obey the traffic rules. We left the traffic park at 10:30 am to visit the museum. We reached the museum at 10:45 am and the children were lined up and taken inside to see the museum. They were excited to see the models of different birds, sea creatures, animals and reptiles. Some animals looked so real that the children were surprised to know that it was artificial. We left the museum by 12:30. Children were given snacks in the bus and we returned to school at 1:15pm with happy memories. Traffic policeman explaining the different sign boards Traffic Park Traffic demo in school
  31. 31. 29Queen Marian 2014-2015 2. Jijamata Udyan and Fire Station Byculla It was a beautiful morning when the PPD left for a visit to the Jijamata Udyan Byculla Zoo and the Fire Station Byculla. We left the school at 9.30am after assembly on 25th March 2014. The children boarded the bus and were very excited to reach the zoo. The children enjoyed the jolly ride by singing nursery rhymes and songs. They were served snacks enroute. We reached the zoo by 10:15am .As we entered the zoo the children were happy to see the different animals like Elephant, Hyena, Hippo, Monkeys, Crocodiles, Alligators, African birds, Cranes, Snakes and Deer. They were amazed to see the bats hanging upside down from the trees. Children played for a while at the zoo play area and photographs were clicked. we then left the zoo for the Fire Station. At the fire station the children saw the fire men dressed in their uniforms with oxygen cylinders. They explained the children how the fire is put off and how to protect themselves from fire. The children were alsoshowndifferenttypesoffireengines and explanation was given about each of them. The children enjoyed the session and were excited to see the fire station. We then left for school with ever lasting memories. Firemen at work 3. Parle-G Factory It was a cool day when the PPD had a field trip. The kids were very excited to visit the factory of Parle G at Vile Parle. Penguin Travels took the children in vintage buses. We left at 9.30 am from school and reached at 10.15 am at the factory. The children were ushered into a mini auditorium where a lovely animated movie was shown on the conception of the factory and the products they manufacture. The movie took us inside the various sections of Parle G and showed how the confectionary and biscuits are made. After the movie they were given few biscuits to eat and were then taken in to see the factory. The children saw how cheeselings and Monaco biscuits were made and transported from conveyor belt to the packing machine. The children were so excited and eager to see the biscuits which were being made. The girls went back with happy memories and a packet of glucose biscuit gifted by the Parle-G Company.
  32. 32. 30 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Lets Showcase Our Talents 1. Elocution Competition The Elocution Competition was held on 27th March,2014 in the audio visual room. Children of the KG and Transition class participated. The elocution teacher conducted the audition round for the same and selected 5 studentsfromeachdivisionforthefinalroundofthecompetition.ThejudgesfortheeventwereMrs.Kujurand Mrs.Anand.Theywereveryencouraging andkeptthestudentsspiritshigh.Thechildrencameupconfidentlyon stage and spoke for 2 minutes on various topics like ,”My Dentist”, ”My Mother”, ”Save Water”to name a few. The 3 best students from each class were declared winners for which they were awarded certificates .The audience and judges appreciated the confidence, smartness and poise with which the children spoke. L-R Winners of KG: Dhwisha Maniyar, Fairy Jain, Kavya Jain, Falak Jain, Yuvika Dedhia along with the Judges. L-R: Winners of Transition: Hansika Rele, Divyanshi Gurjar, Aarvi Sothani and Shuchi Kapadia along with the judges. 2. Dress Me Up ! TheFancyDressCompetitionwasheldon8th August2014intheLamberthall.ChildrenofKGandTransition section participated. The judges for the competition were Ms Kagal and Ms Save. The creative talent of the students and parents was showcased through the innovative use of eco friendly and easily available materials in dressing their children. The children were dressed up in different characters like …candy floss, dice, a library, scarecrow , a toothpaste, a multi -tasking woman, a mannequin , and a report card to name a few .Three creatively best dressed students from each section were declared the winners by the judges. The fancy dress competition was a great success and was applauded by everyone. 1st Prize winner - Transition C -Kavya Jain 1st Prize winner - Transition A-Namee Shah
  33. 33. 31Queen Marian 2014-2015 TODAY’S MENU - EAT IT OR STARVE ! In today’s time, junk food has taken over the healthy diet. This is exactly why we teachers thought of celebrating a healthy day in school. The main idea behind this event was to inculcate healthy eating food habits among the children. The food fiesta was held on 11th September’14 in the Lambert hall. The mothers of KG & TRANSITION section had prepared some very delicious and healthy snacks and drinks for the children. Innovative ideas were on display and enthusiasm was at its peak. There was a wide variety of colourful snacks like ‘Tricolour Idlis’, Tiranga lifafa’, ‘oat lollipop’, ‘mini pav bhaji burgers to name a few. Some tangy drinks like Mohjito, mix fruit punch ,mint water and melon juice were also served. Mother’s magic was very evident as they paid attention to the minute details with regards to presentation and the nutritive value. The food fiesta was a grand success and the children enjoyed it immensely. Transition A-Tricolour Mini Idlis Transition B-Mini Pavbhaji Burgers Season’s Festivities 1. Independence Day The C.M.E.F. Pre- primary school celebrated our Independence day on 14th August 2014.[Thursday], Children from the pre primary department came dressed in different colours of the Indian flag. WeallassembledintheLamberthall and the programme began at 9 am. The pledge was taken by Mrs. Dhun Mistry which was then followed by the national anthem led by Ms. Mathias. Thereafter, few children fromtheKGandTransitionprepared speeches and spoke on our country. We ended our programme with a shortquizonthenationalsymbolsof India which the children were very eager to answer. The programme ended at 10:30 am and the children went back to their classes and began the day’s work.
  34. 34. 32 Queen Marian 2014-2015 2. Navaratri Navaratriisafestivalcelebrated for nine days in Gujarat. The P.P.D. section cherished the moments during the Garba celebrationsheldon1st October 2014intheLamberthall.Allthe students of P.P.D. came dressed in their colourful attire. The students danced to the rhythm of Gujarati folk songs and thoroughlyenjoyedthemselves. It was a wonderful sight to see the little ones dancing with enthusiasm. The Principal and the teachers joined in these festivities. The students went back home with happy memories. SPORTS DAY The sports day was held on Thursday, 7th March,2014 in the quadrangle of the school. The chief guest, Dr.Rashi Jhunjhunwala inaugurated the sports meet by cutting a string of balloons and releasing them in the air. The audience were enthralled by her inspiring speech. Our co-ordinator, Ms Mathias then declared the sports meet open. The torch was lit by a student of the Transition class which was then followed by the students of Transition marching to the beat of the drums played by the school band. The games captain then read the oath which was repeated by the marching squad .Soon after the march past got over the flat races were conducted which was then followed by the novelty races. The theme of the novelty race was nursery rhymes. The name of the novelty races were as ‘bits of paper’, ’hot cross buns, ’teddy bear teddy bear’ and many more. Participating in sports day is certainly full of fun. No matter which position you achieve in the competition or what the final result is, as long as you devote yourselves to participating in this event, the sports day will always be a sweet and remarkable memory. Chief Guest-Dr. Rashi Jhunjhunwala speaking at the event Bits of paper - Nur A
  35. 35. 33Queen Marian 2014-2015 Teddy Bear-Tran AA hunting we will go-KG C ABC sugar on bread-Tran B Ten little firemen - Tran C 1,2 Buckle my shoe -Kg A Hot cross Buns - KG B
  36. 36. 34 Queen Marian 2014-2015 A Tearful Adieu - Our Convocation Ceremony The D-Day arrived for the children of transition on 8th April, 2014 when they ultimately graduated to Std. 1. The children were dressed in black convocation robes and a convocation hat. The convocation was presided by Ms. Mathias and the chief guest gave away the graduation certificates to the children. The parents and the grandparents attended the ceremony. The children were excited to receive the certificates. the ceremony ended with the singing of the national anthem. Ms. Mathias along with the Chief guest-Dr. Sejal Doshi Transition A Transition B Transition C
  37. 37. 35Queen Marian 2014-2015 ANNUAL DAY Queenie TV presents - “Celebrations on Earth”. Yes, this was the theme of the PPD annual day for 2014- 2015. It was yet another blockbuster with every child of PPD department up on the stage in some or the other role. While our comperes mesmerized the audience as aliens coming down on earth in an extra ordinary spaceship, the dancers and the gymnasts did some wonderful presentations too. The fillers with Amitabh Bachchan KBC act, the fun singing choir, the ramp-walking brides of India were truly a candy to the eye! Little angels from nursery were a joyful sight performing on some memorable children movies such as Barbie and Lion King .We saw the dreams in the eyes of our young girls as they pepped up on ‘Papa kehte hain bada naam karega!’ All in all it was a day to remember! Chief guest Ms. Pragna Mehta Barbie girls from Nursery Indian Folk Dance - KG Section girls The Ramp Walk - Transition girls Papa Kehte Hain - KG Section Reporters from Transition
  38. 38. 36 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Activities and Festivities Little ones at their best
  39. 39. 37Queen Marian 2014-2015 Report Section Primary & Secondary Department This world is but a canvas to our imagination. Truetothissaying, Queen Marianshavealwaysexcelledin art, beit in ourAnnual Art Festival 'Impressions' or in other Interschool and International Events . This year for 'Impressions' we had Incredible India as the theme for the year and the topics given to students and teachers of each house were as follows:- Cavell House :- Phad Painting, Darling House :- Miniature Painting, Joan-Of-Arc House - South Indian Art, Nightingale House -Bengal School Of Art. Each House showcased the art form of their region brilliantly. We had competitions such as, Collage using grains and spices, Glass painting, Painting on cloth bag, Clay jewellery, Best out of Waste, Face Painting, Canvas Painting and Rangoli Competition. The Primary Section had competitions like Colouring, Collage Work using Sequins and Recreating a Painting. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Teachers of Queen Mary School proved it . Mrs. S. Datye organized various competitions for teachers like Canvas Painting, Rangoli and Best out of Waste. A workshop for teachers was also organized in which they explored the world of art by painting and making nameplates ,rangolis and keychains. Our students won in various interschool events such as:- Immaculata- InWrap-a-Doodlecontest,MuditaAdaniyaandKhushiToor bagged the second prize. In Creative Cannibals-Aishwarya Balsekar and Veerja Parekh won the third place Bank Of Baroda Contest '14: three of our students from form 7:-Krisha Shah,Shreya Bohra and Kosha Shah were declared as Mumbai region winners. Horlicks Wiz Kids'14: In Face Painting Competition Vedaanshi Patel,Mudita Adaniya and Veerja Parekh bagged the first,second and third place respectively. We also won in the Drawing and Painting Category. We Are The World '14: Our students Krisha Shah, Mudita Adaniya ,Khushi Vora, Fiona Goradia, Radha Sawant and Yashashvi Mistry bagged the first place for the backdrop among 18 schools . Axis Bank Art Competition was held in our school and three paintings were selected for regional level. ‘Impressions’-2014 Canvas Painting competition winners - (C) Aishwarya Balsekar and Veerja Parekh Teachers Canvas Painting Competition Winners - Mrs. M. Save and Ms. Pragati in the Canvas Painting Competition for teachers
  40. 40. 38 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Overall Winners - Joan-of-Arc First prize winners of the Art Festival Colouring competition for forms 1 to 4 Our student Krisha Shah won third prize in Mission Green Competition where the paintings were sent through school. She also exhibited her artwork at the Nehru Centre Galleria on the occasion of Childrens’ Day and was applauded for her exhibit and won acclaim all over Mumbai.
  41. 41. 39Queen Marian 2014-2015 A peek into the enchanting world of ‘Art’ in its vivid forms Exhibits of students & teachers
  42. 42. 40 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Annual Athletic Meet (finals) Overall winner - Darling House March Past winners - Nightingale House Winners of all categories (Gymnastics Competition) 13th October 2014-Annual Aquatic Meet 2014 - 15 held at YMCA (International Centre) U/14, U/17, Inter School Throwball Teams Super Stars of various Sporting Events conducted round the year
  43. 43. 41Queen Marian 2014-2015 Sports News Physical Education is an all encompassing term including fitness, skills, movement, dance, recreation, health, games and sports plus the appropriate values and knowledge of each. Physical education is an integral part of the total education process. Students who participate in regular physical education classes enjoy enhanced memory and learning, better concentration and increased problem solving abilities .They are willing to take appropriate risks, and have a more positive attitude towards self and others. Inter house sports events Annual Athletic meet (finals) was held at Priyadarshini Park on 6th February 2014. Overall winners – DARLING HOUSE Best Athlete- (seniors/inters) Krisha Agarwal (Darling house) (juniors/sub-juniors) Mahek Shah (Cavell house) Individual Championship- Sub-midgets- Aastha Darji( Cavell house) Midgets- Riddhima Choksi(Cavell house) Sub juniors- Dhwani Shah (Darling house) Juniors- Mahek Shah(Cavell house) Inters- Krisha Agarwal (Darling house) Seniors- Kimaya Pai (Nightingale house) Dhwani Shah Sub-Juniors (Cavell house) Ridhima Choksi Midgets (Cavell house) Mehek Shah Juniors (Cavell House) Krisha Agarwal Inters (Darling House) Kimaya Pai Seniors (Nightingale)
  44. 44. 42 Queen Marian 2014-2015 10th February- Inter House Throwball Seniors 17th February- Inter House Throwball Juniors 1st place- NIGHTINGALE HOUSE 1st place- NIGHTINGALE HOUSE Participants- Bhoomika Nisar Participants- Shaivi Shah Fiona Goradia Tisha Shah Apeksha sanghvi Kosha Shah Aliyah Merchant Sneh Shah Harshita Patil Devanshi Shah Alisha Patel Zainab Degamwala Aditi Patwardhan Aayushi Shah Zobiya Khatri Subecha Mehta Kaira Mehta Esha Shah Shaliva Vichare 23rd February- INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS JUNIORS 1st place- DARLING HOUSE Participants: Ria Doshi, Esha. V. Shah, Duhita Save,Aarya Parmar, Niyati Merchant 4th June Inter House Carrom (Juniors) 30th June- Inter House Carrom (Seniors) 1st place- DARLING HOUSE 1st place-Cavell house Participants- Aarya Parmar Participants- Archi Jain Miloni Shah Kajal Soni Sanika Bane Ahruti Palan Yashvi Shah Madhurima Kannan Simran Shah Jheel Jain Inter-House Carrom tournament (Seniors) 15th July 2014- INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS – SENIORS 1st Place: Darling house Participants: Riya Doshi Sakshi Kothari Rhea Ghiara Krisha Agarwal 26th August- GYMNASTICS COMPETITION (FORM 1-6) Group 1(Form 1 & 2): 1st Place – Devashree Makwana (2B) Group 2(Form 3 & 4): 1st Place – Urja Mistry (3A) Group 3 (Form 5 & 6): 1st Place – Achira Parikh (5Alpha)
  45. 45. 43Queen Marian 2014-2015 Inter class Artistic Gymnastics Competition- Students performing different floor exercises. 10th October 2014- INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS – JUNIORS 1st Place: Cavell house Participants: Mahera Furniturewala Sana Hakim Simran Raichura Ishika Lodha Shruti Shah 13th October 2014- ANNUAL AQUATIC MEET 2014-2015 Best House: Cavell House Best Swimmer Trophy: Khushi Deshmukh (Cavell House) Individual Championship: 1) Sub-Juniors - Riddhima Choksi (Cavell House) 2) Juniors - Antara Kothare (Nightingale House) 3) Inters - Khushi Deshmukh (Cavell House) 4) Seniors – Shruti Manghani (Joan-Of-Arc House) 10th & 11th November 2014 INTER HOUSE THROWBALL SENIORS 1st Place NIGHTINGALE HOUSE Participants: Kimaya Pai Apeksha Sanghvi Kosha Shah Bhoomika Nisar Hritika Sawant Alisha Patel Aditi Patwardhan Zobiya Khatri Fiona Goradia Shaivi Shah Aliyah Mercant viva Sports Competition Ruthvi H. Jain III A Under / 8 years Best Gymnastics Trophy Gold Medal - BB Silver Medal - FX
  46. 46. 44 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Inter School Sports Events GYMNASTICS • Shri Pavanputra Vyayam Mandir held a competition on 9th and 11th May 2014. First place in Balancing Beam. • S h r i S a m a r t h Vyayam Mandir Gymnastics competition- Balancing Beam - First place. • Mayor Cup Gymnastic Competiton held on 27th and 28th February-first place in balancing beam and team championship • Participated at The State level Gymnastics held in Sangli on 9th and 10th November 2014. • MSSA Inter-school competition held on 14th December 2014-secured first place in Balancing Beam. Inter-School DSO Cycling Tournament 13th January 2014 Duhita Save qualified for the states DSO Interschool Diving Tournament • From 24th to 26th June GMAAA National gamesheldaswimming competition at Indore. Aarya Parmar secured the first place in high boards under 14 • Aarya Parmar also got selected for diving zonals Inter school I.C.S.E Athletic Meet 2014 MahekShahsecuredGoldmedalin50m&100m Run and bronze medal in Long Jump. She also won Individual Championship in girls U/12 category. Riya Sawant
  47. 47. 45Queen Marian 2014-2015 Aquatics  A.I.S.M. Inter School Swimming Gala Competition held on 1st & 2nd September 2014, Antara Kothari secured the 1st Place in 50m butterfly & 2nd place in 200m free style.  DSo school swimming competiton held on 20th & 21st August 2014, Khushi Deshmukh secured the 2nd place in free style.  Both these swimmers were selected for the zonal level. Aarya Parmar also got selected for diving zonals. Karate  Sakshi Shah from Class 9 secured the 1st place and qualified for zonals. Table Tennis  IntheMalabarHillCityDistrictTournamentof Table Tennis, Krisha Agarwal won two silver and one bronze medal in under 14, and under 18 category.  In YMCA Mumbai City District Championship of table tennis held on 23rd and 24th August 2014, Krisha Agarwal secured the 2nd place.  DSO school Table Tennis Tournament held on 5th September, Queen Mary School under 14/ under 16 secured the 1st place and qualified for the zonals. Participants under 14: Ria Doshi, Teesha Shah and Esha Shah Participants under 16: Krisha Agrawal, Bhoomika Nisar, Idika Verma and Neha Beniwal  DSO Interschool Throwball Tournament was held on 5th September 2014. The girls under 14 and under 17 teams, both secured the 1st place and qualified for the zonals Participants under 14: Khanak Mehta, Aarya Parmar, Esha Shah, Shaivi Shah, Kosha Shah, Varishtha Desai, Preet Thakkar, Ishika Lodha, MaheraFurniturewala,MadhurimaKanan,Apeksha Sanghvi, Sneh Shah. Participants under 17: Fiona Goradia, Bhoomika Nisar, Aliyah Merchant, Ahana Tiwari, Anaisha Divwala, Aishwariya Rele, Hritika Sawant, Kimaya Pai, Simran Gupta, Rhea Kerawalla, Karishma Hathiram, Zobiya Khatri. Throw Ball
  48. 48. 46 Queen Marian 2014-2015 An International Exchange Programme where students share and exchange their ideas through networking. The Project Topic for this Academic year 2014 – 15 was “Art “ “Art is not what you see but what you make others see”- Edgar Degas This year we were privileged to express our ideas through our drawings which were made by listening to Dutch and Indian music. It was an amazing experience for our students to draw while listening to music and the children enjoyed it. The Project also included research on an Indian Artist and to make a Video and a Quiz on the Artist which was a wonderful experience and here the students learned the importance of team work. All thestudentsoftheEUMINDprogrammeperformed a dance on the EUMIND ANTHEM where they showcased Western and Indian Classical Dance Forms. EUMIND Co-ordinator: Ms.Diana Gomes Teachers Incharge: Mrs.Singaporewala, Mrs. Datye, Mrs.Fernando, Mrs.Jauhari, , Mrs.Shah Assisted by : Ms.Rekha GROUP 1 Teacher incharge - Mrs. Fernando Kajal Soni - EUMIND has been a fun-filled experience since it helped me in developing my art skills. I had a team to work with wherein we distributed the tasks. We had different tasks including painting based on a Dutch as well as an Indian song. Also, we did research work and documentary making on M.F. Hussain. I am glad to have been a part of this wonderful programme. Pushtii Parekh - EUMIND was such a platform whichhashelpedmeexpressmyselfbetterthrough art.Topaintonmusicissuchanextraordinarything to do that none of us could have ever thought. Team EUMIND ----- Europe Meets India work, sportsmanship, a never ending spirit are some such great values EUMIND has taught us. Kosha Shah - For me, being a part of EUMIND was an amazing experience. This year the theme for EUMIND was ‘Art”. This programme has improved my art a lot and also taught me how to be responsible towards my duties. It helped me prove my skills. I loved this experience. Diya Chandan -EUMIND has been an amazing experience for me. It has taught me the importance ofteamwork.Ithasalsobeenfun.Ithasmadeartfun. EUMIND experience has been really very different. Zainab Dehgamwala -EUMIND has been an amazing experience for me. The word EUMIND is quite surprising (Europe meets India). EUMIND hasbeensomethinguniquethantheothercommon activities and has taught me a lot from what I could do. It has taught me how to express myself through art and teamwork. It has made me confident to learn about the different painters. It also taught me how to upload things on the website and how to make a movie. Thank you EUMIND. Group 2 Teacher in charge-Mrs. Singaporewala Krisha Shah- EUMIND was an amazing experience asallofushadfunworkingtogetherinco-operation andasateam.Listening to musicand thenpainting was fun. I look forward to being a part of EUMIND next year also. Rumani Sanghvi - EUMIND has given me chance to express myself in different ways. It taught me many more creative ways of painting and made art more fun. Nikhat Bhandary- My experience in EUMIND is one that I will never forget. Listening to music and drawing based on it was the best part of EUMIND. The best time I have had this year is because of EUMIND.
  49. 49. 47Queen Marian 2014-2015 Mahera Furniturewala- This was the first year I gotachancetobeapartofEUMINDandthejourney has been wonderful. It was loads of fun to be in a group and complete various assignments. Through EUMIND I realised that art has much more to it. I hope I get a chance to be a part of an amazing project like EUMIND again. Gauri Kadam - My journey in EUMIND has been colourful and fun. All the assignments have been very innovative, which made us think in a creative manner. The bonding in our group took our whole experience to another level. GROUP 3 Teacher in-charge:- Mrs. Shamika Datye Anushree-My EUMIND experience was amazing. I learnt group co-ordination and how to work as a team. I had a great experience being in EUMIND, especially due to the support of our teacher in- charge, Mrs Shamika Datye. Mehal- EUMIND has greatly increased my interest in Art. It helped me understand the importance of team work . Being a part of EUMIND was a wonderful experience especially working with our teacher in-charge , Mrs Shamika Datye . Manashvi-It was a unique experience painting while listening to music. It was a great opportunity to be a part of EUMIND. I will never forget the wonderful time I had at EUMIND. Urvi-My experience in EUMIND was fabulous. I learnt the importance of team work. Through EUMIND I have come across works of many artists which I would have hardly known. Thank you EUMIND!! Saachi-I had a great experience at EUMIND. It was fun working as a group and making powerpoint presentations. EUMIND has helped me in learning and incorporating new styles of painting. GROUP 4 TEACHER IN CHARGE MRS.JAUHARI Ria Doshi‐ My experience in EUMIND has been ecstatic. We have learnt a vast number of things like hard work, punctuality and leadership. I am very glad to have had this opportunity. Lamiya Ayaz EUMIND has given me an international platform to showcase my talent. I owe so much to my teachers for giving me an opportunity to participate in this activity. I have seen and learnt so much that words cannot explain it. Pooja Jogani EUMIND has been a great learning experience for me. I have learnt a lot from this extracurricular activity and take immense joy in saying that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Devanshi Shah My experience in EUMIND has been very good. The activities we did in EUMIND were very different. I am very glad that I am in EUMIND and I am looking forward to being in it next year. 5) Mariya Chitalwala My short journey through EUMIND has been very nice. I really enjoyed and even learnt a lot from it. EUMIND has taught me good teamwork and I have learnt a new form of art that is drawing while listening to music. EUMIND is something totally new and I am glad to be a part of it. Group 5 Teacher in charge: - Mrs. Sapna Shah HarshitaPatil–EUMINDhasbeenandalwayswillbea life-timeopportunityformetoshowcasemyabilities.It hashelpedmegraspalotofinformation.IfeelEUMIND has given me the platform to draw my imagination through music. It was a different experience. Anushtha Shah EUMIND is a complete new and different concept that I have ever experienced about music and art. It has taught me to put down my creative ideas across it. EUMIND was a
  50. 50. 48 Queen Marian 2014-2015 wonderful experience and yet want to learn much more of it. Shaivi Shah – I feel I have taken the best decision by opting for EUMIND. It has discovered my talent ofhowIcouldpastedownmyimaginationonpaper and have had a wonderful experience in EUMIND. Saloni Jhaveri – I am glad to be a part of EUMIND. It was a great experience as it gave me a chance to show my ability in music and art. It has given me a platform to research and discover my ideas. It was a superb experience. Dishita Ashar –I had a wonderful experience in EUMIND. It gave me an international platform. I couldexpressmythoughtsonpaper.Icouldinteract with other students of various schools. I learned many unknown facts about the artists. I had an amazing experience in EUMIND. Eumind Group 1 Eumind Group 2 Eumind Group 3 Eumind Group 4 Eumind Group 5 Eumind Groups with their Mentors
  51. 51. 49Queen Marian 2014-2015 As we come to the end of our third successful year at QMS, the experience has been very exciting , fulfilling and enriching.Our vision to make a significant impact on the mental potential of children has been our guiding light through the years. If we think more deeply on what skills the children of today need the answers are very interesting -Critical Thinking ,Creativity , Communication and Collaboration. In addition Confidence and a High Self –esteem are crucial for the good emotional health of a child.Our programmes work towards developing these essential skills that help in achieving excellence. SIPAMAL(SIPACCELERATED MENTAL LEARNING PROGRAMME ( 5 to 7 years of age), is a well- researched programme that works on making SKILLS a habit for life. It creates an environment that inculcates a habit of constant curiosity to learn and apply. The fun filled activities are designed to challenge the child to think , participate , learn and share information through individual and team activities. The child benefits by becoming • A quick learner • Curious to acquire and share knowledge ( communication) • A committed team player,showing social skills • Confident to face challenges • Attentive and avoiding repetitive mistakes SIPABG(SIPABACUSANDBRAINGYMPROGRAMME(7and12yearsofage),isanidealprogramme that helps in improving the child’s LEARNING SKILLS like Listening and Concentration, Memory Retention and Recall,Arithmetical skills, Speed and Accuracy and Overall Confidence, through the 3 main components of the programme : ABACUS – The children can calculate arithmetical problems rapidly and accurately. Gradually mental calculations become easier and enjoyable as they start visualizing the abacus.A boosted numerical ability and increased speed in calculations remove the fear of numbers and also instill confidence in the child. BRAIN GYM - Safe , easy and joyful movements that relax and de- stress the children and prepare them for the process of learning. SPEED WRITING– helps children to write faster and neater. Our programmes do much more than just improve a child’s arithmetical skills; they help each child become a more gracious competitor, a more committed team participant, and a more confident person!!! Our web site www.sipacademyindia.com will give further details about the programme and the organization. We look forward to having you join us. Ms Preeti Rajagopal (Co-ordinator-AMAL, SABG at QMS)
  52. 52. 50 Queen Marian 2014-2015 AMAL WINNERS AT SIP REGIONAL PRODIGY 2014 SABG WINNERS AT SIP REGIONAL PRODIGY 2014 Aashvi Shah - Champion Vedanshi Chheda – 1st Runner Up Shreya Kondaskar – 2 nd Runner Up Vaishnavi Shah – Champion Adv Level 3 Anushka Vaid – 2nd Runner Up Kiele Rica Dsouza – 2nd Runner Up Foundation level 1
  53. 53. 51Queen Marian 2014-2015 International Meibukan Goju-Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association-India President and Chief Instructor: Sensei. Anil L. Kadam (4th Degree Black Belt Japan) Affiliated to: INTERNATIONAL MEIBUKAN GOJU-RYU KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION, HEADQUARTERS-OKINAWA, JAPAN Member of: WORLD KARATE FEDERATION WKF (Recognized by International) ALL INDIA KARATE-DO FEDERATION (Recognized by Govt. of India) IMGKA is one of the Premier Institutions which promote Karate worldwide. The following events were conducted by them in the year 2014-15- i) Adventure cum summer Camp at Magic Bus centre Karjat on 2nd, 3rd & 4th May, 2014 ii) International Seminar and Tournament in September at Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. iii) IMGKA Annual Demonstration in September, 2014 iv) National winter camp in December from 26-28th 2014 QMS students had participated in all the above events. Kriti Sharma from Std 7 A won 2nd Prize in Kata Competition. Mariyam Unwala from Std III A won 2nd Prize in Kumite Competition. The Indian branch of IMGKA is headed by the Chief Instructor Sensei. Anil L. Kadam (4th Dan, Japan) Kriti Sharma receiving a certificate from Mr. Vijoo Khote
  54. 54. 52 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Field Trips of Forms 1 to 4 Trip to Kidzania (18th March, 2014) Kidzania- My future, My Choice Kidzania is a global indoor theme park for families that empowers, inspires and educates through real life role playing activities by blending reality with entertainment. Our students of forms 1 to 4 went to experience this world of Kidzania which provided them authentic experience which gave them a platform where they could understand how to manage their world better. The students were in an environment which allowed them to do what naturally comes to them through role playing by emulating real life, professions and activities. The students enjoyed their jobs at the various stations and were paid for their work in kidzo. The educational value of this trip was that the students enjoyed the role playingwhichisenjoyedbythechildrenallovertheworld. Role playing is fun and has a very positive educational, psychological and motivational benefit. Mrs. N. Nanavaty Field trip to Inox. The training of the Dragon Part 2 (30th June, 2014) Inox- Live the movie The students of forms 1 to 4 went for an adventurous and exciting 3D movie – “The training of the Dragon Part 2.” The children enjoyed the thrilling experience of the film. Soon after the movie the students were taken for a ride on the Eastern Freeway. The children thoroughly enjoyed this ride and were informed about the use of the Freeway. The field trip was conducted during school hours. Students went back with sweet memories. Mrs. N. Nanavaty Primary Section Report
  55. 55. 53Queen Marian 2014-2015 Trip to the Sanjay Gandhi National P ark (19th August, 2014) Sanjay Gandhi National Park- Beyond Greenery Students of form 1 to 4 went for a field trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously named Borivali National Park, is a large protected area in the Northern part of the suburban area in Maharashtra. It encompasses area of 104 km. It is one of the most visited parks of the world. The rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National park attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. The children had a train ride in the park where they experienced seeing the scenic beauty of the place as well as the animals. They saw lions and tigers during the safari ride. They saw white tigers and deer too. It was a fun-filled trip and students enjoyed it a lot! Mrs. N. Nanavaty Trip to Parle G factory and Metro Ride (14th October, 2014) Parle G- The future genius Metro- Live the new way The students of forms 1 to 4 wentforafield trip to Parle-G factory. They a s s e m b l e d first to see the movie by which they were made aware of the different products of the factory and the manufacturing of the biscuits .They were taken on a tour of the whole factory by the teachers. The students were made to understand the different biscuits, chocolates and other products of Parle through a live experience. The students were given a Parle G biscuit packet so they would enjoy themselves. Soon after that the students were taken for a ride in the Metro. It was truly an amazing experience. It was a to and fro ride from Andheri to Ghatkopar. The children were explained about the metro and the safety rules that we need to remember while we travel by it. It was indeed a good learning experience for the students. Mrs. N. Nanavaty
  56. 56. 54 Queen Marian 2014-2015 24th January 2014 ‘Chrysalis’ A Fusion of Talents Results of events Soulful Melodies 1st Hiranandani Foundation School-(Thane) Priya Digumarti (6), Adya Sinha (7) Speaker’s Corner The Heart’s Voice 1st Hiranandani Foundation School-(Thane), Ananya Sharma Poetic Expression 1st Vibgyor - Dhariya Deliwala Rythmic Beats 1st Hiranandani Foundation School-Thane (Group I) The Revolution Photoshop: Be Creative 1st Navy Children School Saif Ali Khan, Ritvik Mishra Presentation (Tech it up) 1st Greenlawns, Worli Ashwin Bhatia, Harsh Sehgal ASCII (Group I) 1st Hiranandani Foundation School-Thane Anoushka Dey, Madhura Korgaonkar ASCII (Group II) 1st Hiranandani Foundation School-Thane Tulip Bhatila, Aditya Wankhade Little Chefs 1st Hindi Vidya Bhavan Janvi Jain, Sakshi Jain, Prishita Vora, Nakshi Shah The Colourful World Collage Work 1st Gopi Birla School Divansh Bilimoria, Shrenie Vakhoria Canvas Painting 1st Hiranandani Foundation School-Thane Rajit Dhariwal, Akhil Sriram Poster Making 1st Hindi Vidya Bhavan Rutika Mody, Jinal Shah Artistic Gymnastics U/8 Floor Exercise 1st Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (S.S.C) - Vaishnavi Patil U/8 Balancing Beam 1st Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (I.C.S.E.) Anvita Patvardhan U/10 Balancing Beam 1st Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (S.S.C.) - Ishwari Shingre U/12 Floor Exercise 1st I.E.S.V.N. Guruji School - Adee Khamkar Throwball Tournament U/12 1st Lokhandwala Foundation U/14 1st Lokhandwala Foundation U/16 1st Lokhandwala Foundation
  57. 57. 55Queen Marian 2014-2015 The Inter-House Debate Competition for Seniors was held on 27th of June, 2014. The judges for the day were Mr.Anil Bhatia and Mrs. Nikat Azam. The topic in accordance to the theme of the year ‘Incredible India’ was ‘India is a poor country’. Darling House and Joan-of-Arc House were in the Opposition and Nightingale House and Cavell House were in the Proposition in the first and second rounds respectively. After three hours of non-stop debating , arguing, ‘ooh’-ing and ‘aah- ing’, Cavell House was declared the winner .It’s team members consisted of Gauravi Shantaram, Anoushka Jaipuria(Captain), Palak Sheth and Pushtii Parikh. The second place was bagged by Nightingale House, and the third by Darling. The Best Speaker was awarded to Anoushka Jaipuria of Cavell House and the Best Debater to Harshita Patil of Nightingale House. Here is what the Captain of the winning team, Cavell House, had to say about whether India was a rich country or a poor one: “India dreams to develop into a super power ,but this is going to remain just a dream. Super Power? Ehh, no! It’s more like a super poor nation. A third of the world’s poor live in India. 41.6% of India’s population is living below the new international poverty line of $1.25(Rs. 75) per day as defined by the World Bank. The yearly income earned by an individual in India is the lowest when comparedwithpeoplelivinginBrazil,Russia,China and South Africa. At 1.27 billion, India has 17.4% of the world’s population ,but 33% of the world’s poor,37%of the world’s illiterate and 33% of the world’s malnourished children are in India-If this does not represent poverty then what does? Let The Argument of the Year me tell you what does. Look at the quality of air we breathe, water we consume, the soil beneath our feet and the state of our flora-fauna and forests. The air is thick with smoke and smog ,the water (where ever available) is full of filth and the soil beneath our feet is polluted with overuse of fertilizers and is depleting fast, plant and animal species are going extinct at an alarming rate and forest cover is disappearing faster than hair on a 70 year old’s head! The bankruptcy of our value system and basic humanity is a great worry. How do we explain the sickening stories of corruption that we read everyday, the unspeakable horrors that our women undergo everyday, the inhuman brutality meted out to our sister Nirbhaya on the streets of our capital, Delhi? Something is seriously wrong with our humanity or the very lack of it. Our values and our value system is completely bankrupt. This is the state of our nation after almost 67 years of Independence. During the British rule, we blamed our foreign rulers for our sorry state. Now, who do we blame? I think, we as a collective nation, have simply lost the will to improve, and this to my mind is the biggest poverty of all-a crushing poverty of the very will to improve and move forward and to eradicate our own poverty. Anoushka Jaipuria (9Alpha) Senior Section Report
  58. 58. 56 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Words make you think. Music makes you feel. Singing together makes you feel your thoughts. That is why Queen Mary School has an Inter House Choir Competition every year. This year’s Choir Competition was held on 4th July, 2014. The theme for this year was ‘Patriotism’. Patriotism is the love for our homeland.Students from standards III to X displayed their spirit of patriotism with complete enthusiasm. This event had two categories ,the senior choir consisting of studentsfromstandards7–10 andthejuniorchoir consisting of students from standards 3 - 6. The choir competition was judged by a prestigious panel of judges,Rev Sumitra and Mr.Vincent Soans. It turned out to be a very patriotic afternoon as the junior group students sang enthusiastically songs such as- ● Suno gaur se duniya walo (Cavell house) ● Hum Hindustani (Darling house) ● Aao bachcho tumhe sekhian ( Joan of Arc house) Rendition of Lilting Tunes with Patriotic Flavour ● Yeh desh hai veer jawano ka (Nightingale House) The seniors crooned away to the lilting tunes of the heart touching songs like- ● Maa tujhe salaam (Cavell house) ● Mere desh ki dharti (Darling house) ● Bharat humko jaan se pyara hai (Joan of Arc house) ● Rang de basanti (Nightingale house) As every competition comes to an end with felicitation ,we too felicitated our winners Senior category- Cavell – first place, Joan of Arc –second place and Nightingale - third place Gauravi Shantaram was judged as best conductor in senior category. Junior category - Darling – first place Cavell – second place Nightingale –third place Anoushka Jaipuria was declared as the best conductor in the junior category. Zinatra D’souza-9 A
  59. 59. 57Queen Marian 2014-2015 Indian International Model United Nations 2014-15 (IIMUN) The Indian International Model United Nations is a platform which enables the youth to voice their opinions on social problems and international issues. Queen Mary School has been associated with the IIMUN since its inception in 2012. The IIMUN conference for the year 2014-15 was held at Hotel Retreat, Madh Island from 14th August to 17th August, 2014. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Shashi Tharoor and Mr. Ronnie Screwalla ,who spoke about importance of the UN and being a social entrepreneur respectively. Actors Kabir Bedi and Imran Khan also interacted with the participants. The seven Queen Marians who participated in the IIMUN were Simran Shah (the delegate of Sri Lanka in HRC), Jehaana Tavaria (the delegate of ZimbabweinWTO),LokitaVarma(amemberofthe International Press), Kavya Shah (the delegate of Zimbabwe in IMO) and Atyantika Parasrampuria( the delegate of Zimbabwe in SOCHUM). They discussed anddebatedvariousinternationalissues like, Crimeanwar, Human RightsViolation in Syria, Piracy in Somalia , melting of ice caps in the Polar region and role of FTA in promoting food security and development of agriculture sector. The IIMUN was a very good educational and enlightening experience. Mrs. Vijaya Parab IIMUN Student members with Ms. Nathalie Leroy (C), Chief of Education Outreach U.N. Dept. for Public Information, New York and Mrs. Vijaya Parab (R) On the 17th of July, the students of Home Science were given an opportunity to visit the Taj Vivanta Hotel and enhance their skill in the field of cookery. We were really excited for this particular excursion. We reached the hotel around 9:45 and were welcomed with great warmth. The Chef at the Taj took us to a banquet hall and all of us got seated. He was friendly and asked us what wewishedtolearn.Wesuggestedfruitcarving,cake decoration, mocktail drinks and salad. He listened to all of us patiently and took us on a visit to the kitchen of the Taj hotel. We saw different kitchens for different cuisines. He informed us about various ways of cooking. When we returned to the hall, we were offered delicious mocktails. Some of them were Mojito, Khus Cooler and Guava Tabasco drink. Later, he taught us ways to make various drinks as well as Waldorf salad. At our request, he decorated a chocolate cake which we devoured within no time. He showed us how to carve a papaya, tomato, pumpkin and a watermelon. I would like to thank Mrs.Choudhary for giving us an opportunity to visit the Taj Vivanta Hotel. Sonakshi Adya-10 Alpha A Luxurious Culinary Experience Students enjoying the skills of star chefs at Taj Vivanta
  60. 60. 58 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Independence Day celebrations are held every year. The celebrations remind us of nationalism and patriotism, of which we read only in books. We remember the freedom fighters and martyrs who gave up their lives so that we could enjoy freedom. On this day, we honour them and their selflessness. The chief guests this year were Mr. and Dr. Mrs. Ghiara. Mrs. Ghiara gave an awe inspiring speech about the wonderful day.After Mrs. Ghiara’s speech the school choir sang a patriotic song. The end of the celebration marked a well-prepared karate demonstration,whichshowedvarioustypesofself- defense manoeuvers. The celebrations ended with chocolates being distributed to all the students. It was a perfect end to a perfect celebration. Ishah Taimni 9 Alpha A Celebration of Freedom Respected Principal Ms Mathias, Vice Principals Ms Manickam and Mrs. Ashar, all you wonderful teachers and staff of Queen Mary School, and my dear young ladies gathered here today! A very Happy Independence Day to you all! I wish to thank you for inviting us and having us in your midst today. You might wonder why I am giving the speech instead of my husband. Well – two reasons. Firstly, I’m a Queen Marian and secondly, Queen Marians love to talk!! Today, on this occasion of Independence Day, I take the opportunity to appreciate our great nation. India is the land that has nurtured our hopes, given wings to our dreams, overlooked our flaws, celebrated our success stories and made us inextricably her own – like only a mother can. That is reason enough to love this motherland of ours! I will not lecture you about the Independence movement and it’s importance – you have a very capable History Department, who will do a far better job than I ever could, so I’ll just share a few thoughts with you! You, young ladies are India’s future, and you Queen Marians are second to none. From experience, I can say that women from this school are talented, feisty, opinionated and can stand up for themselves and for others. They are diligent, accomplished, charming, ambitious, yet rooted , steadfast and centered around family and friends. To put it simply, YOU are exactly the type of women our country needs today and for her future. Chief Guest’s Speech-August 15, 2014 Each and every one of you here is gifted, but learn to use your gifts wisely and well. Today, you have the latest in technology at your fingertips, but try to make technology work for you, and NOT become a slave to technology. It is sad that the simple skills of communication are being lost in today’s world of internet, tablets and i- phones. Many of you may not agree, but I personally believe that a single hello, handshake or hug means much more than a hundred SMS’s or e mails. So, on this day I urge you all, that as you step out into the world, reach confidently for the stars, the moon or even the sun, but do so with honesty, dignity, humility and integrity. As you accomplish great things in life for yourselves and your country, remember the values imbibed within these walls - play the game fair and square, always think of ‘Others’ before yourself, maintain the spirit of ‘Fellowship’ binding us all, and have the ‘Courage’ to do and to dare. I have always found these values to support me in my journey of life, and with these values,youcantransformoursometimesdustyand dysfunctional India into a land we can be proud of and others can envy. Let us celebrate 67 years of freedom by promoting a culture in which respect, dignity and equality become a code for living. Let us cherish being INDIAN !! Thank you. Percis A. Ghiara
  61. 61. 59Queen Marian 2014-2015 The R.B.I Annual National Quiz was held on the 22nd of August, 2014. We were accompanied by our teacher, Mrs. Fernandes. It was conducted at the Swatantryaveer Savarkar auditorium in Dadar. This was the first round, at an inter school level. The quiz was mainly centered on topics such as banking, finance, banking institutions, economics, current affairs, personalities and the Reserve Bank of India itself. This was the third year of the quiz which was launched in 2012. The age group consisted of Nourishing our intellectual faculties students from forms IX to XII . The winning school from Mumbai was St. Gregorious , Chembur. The event was very well organized by the R.B.I. Overall, it was an intellectual learning experience. Wegottoknowsomuchmoreaboutthecomplexity of the R.B.I and its working. We would definitely recommend each student to take part in this quiz, especially if they hold interest in commerce, economics and finance. Ishah Taimni-9 Alpha Avanti Bhandarkar-9 Alpha Just Dance! The Inter House Dance Competition was held on 28th August, 2014.It was a competition in which students from the first to the eight standard participated. The theme was ‘Patriotism’. The judges were Ms. Anvee Mehta and Ms. Umangi Mehta There were three groups comprising standard 1 to 8. The hall was filled with excitement waiting for the participants to perform. Group one to three gave power-packed performances one after the other. The overall winners were the Cavell house followed by the Darling house. The best dancers were Ghazal Khan and Maria Chittalwala from the seventh standard in category three. On this day the hall was filled with patriotic spirit. It was a healthy and close contested competition. Mudita Adaniya-7A Mesmerising Ooty and Coorg The destination of educational tour of Queen Mary School 2014-15 was Ooty and Coorg. The tour,scheduledfrom31st Augustto8th September, was organised by Penguin Holidays. Twenty one Queen Marians were accompanied by Mrs. Madhuri Bhargava and Mrs. Vijaya Parab. AtOoty,ourvisittotheBotanicalGardenrevealed thetreasuresof natureintheWesternGhats.Our experiences at Ooty Rose Garden , Dodabetta Peak and a tea factory were memorable. The girls enjoyed boating in the Ooty lake. WehadglimpsesofthehistoryofCoorgwhilehaving a walk around the Madikeri fort, Omkareshwara Temple and the Raja’s Seat. It was not only a fun filled and exciting trip but also educational. Mrs. M. Bhargava Mrs. V. Parab
  62. 62. 60 Queen Marian 2014-2015 For the first term of the past year, Form 10 had undertaken ‘Let’s Be Well Read’ as their SUPW activity. ‘Let’s Be Well Read’ is a foundation which hasbeenstartedinordertospreadawarenessabout anaemia. We were briefed about the organisation and about anaemia. Anaemia or iron-deficiency is a disease caused by a low RBC count. We were asked for ideas as to how we the students of Queen Mary School,coulddoourbitforsociety.Wehadavariety of options and finally decided on doing a street play. The play was about the symptoms and effects Let’s Be Well Read of anaemia. We also distributed ‘GudNess’ bars which are made of iron-rich constituents like Gud, Nachani and Sesame seeds. We also made charts and banners, in order to spread awareness. We performed at Marine Drive, Gateway of India and Churchgate station on 12th October. It was a very good learning experience, as we made ourselves as well as others aware about the need to combat anaemia. Rhea Ghiara 10 Alpha Let’s Be well read Std. X students at their best, enacting to draw crowds for spreading awarness about anaemia.
  63. 63. 61Queen Marian 2014-2015 The Joy of Giving at Tata Memorial Hospital On 16th October 2014 our class 7A prepared around 220 sandwiches. The ingredients were brought by the students and under the guidance of our teacher Ms. Raiborde we accomplished our mission of making 220 sandwiches. We were overwhelmed by all the efforts and were eagerly awaiting our next step. Thereafter, a few students along with few parents drove to the Tata Memorial Hospital. However, we were disheartened to see the patients in pain. There was a long queue of small children waiting in the scorching heat to be treated. We were granted permission from the administrative department of the Tata Memorial Hospital to distribute the food. We had mixed emotions of pleasure and grief. We were very happy to bring a smile on each patient’s face. This day will remain memorable forever. This Diwali was indeed a very special one because I learnt the joy of giving and helping. Mahera Furniturewala-7A The Guide Camp was organized for the students of form eight at the Ambivali village on 19th and 20th October 2014 (2 days and 1 night). The students along with their teachers left early morning from school and reached the village by 10 a.m. On reaching the venue the students were allotted their dormitories to stay in. Immediately after that, the students got involved in doing various activities like ropeclimbing, rivercrossing andropewalking. Later, during the day the students decorated their respective corners using only natural articles like leaves and sticks that were lying on the ground . Day one ended with a campfire with children performing one item each. Day two started with An Adventure Camp - Closer to Nature the children rising up early by 5:45 a.m. They said their morning prayers and later left for a long trek to the villages around the place. The students saw the paddy fields, the local school , brinjal farm and an EMU farm where the emu birds are bred. After the trek, the children had a treasure hunt and found some time for swimming. After lunch, we left the Ambivali village with happy memories and reached school in the evening. Teachers- in- charge Mrs. Dhun Mistry Mrs. Vijaya Parab Ms. Diana Gomes Everyyear,on14thNovember,ourschoolcelebrates Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday as Childrens’ Day very enthusiastically.This year our teachers organised a very entertaining programme for us. The programme began with a soulful rendition of “You raise me up”. The hosts Ms.Manickam,Mrs.Kapadia and Mrs. Menon entertained us throughout the programme dressed as kids. We then had our teachers enacting the popular show ’Coffee with Karan’.This was followed by a Remembering Chacha Nehru couple of dances which included various dance styles like Salsa, Contemporary and classical. The finale saw all the teachers dance on the famous song ‘Indiawale’. The programme was a big hit with all the students cheering for their teachers. At the end of the programme we were given chocolates by our class teachers . We enjoyed that day at school thoroughly. Trisha Patel-9 Alpha Rajvi Chokshi-9 Alpha
  64. 64. 62 Queen Marian 2014-2015 On 28th November, 2014, all students of Queen Mary School celebrated ONE NATION READING DAY. Classes 1 to 10 read books of their choice and did activities. My class, 7A had planned something different…….. Our class teacher, Mrs.Raiborde decided that a few girls from our class had to dress up like their favouritecharactersfrombooks.Somegirlsdressed up like Heidi, Noddy, Harry Potter, Matilda, Percy Jackson and many more. We started by discussing why that girl dressed up like that character. Harry Potter said that she chose to be Harry Potter because he was a unique character with magical powers. One of them dressed up like a mouse from ONE NATION READING DAY the book ‘Thea Stilton’. She dressed up like a pretty mouse with whiskers and a small mouth. She then spoke about her character. After this activity we read our favourite books. On this day we got to learn something new and we read different new books. We are lucky that we humans can read and also understand what a particular author writes in his or her books and expresses what he or she imagines. We humans are lucky that we have the privilege to read. We should enjoy One Nation Reading Day and celebrate it with fun and joy so that we learn more! Mudita Adaniya-7A ONE NATION READING DAY Students of VII A dressed up like their favourite characters from different books.
  65. 65. 63Queen Marian 2014-2015 The fourteenth edition of ‘We Are The World’ Interschool competition was organized by H.R. College at St.Stanislaus High School, Bandra on 29th  and 30th  November 2014. Eighteen of the top schools of the city participated with great enthusiasm. Following on the 2nd  Position overall, in the previous year, the students of Queen Mary School, achieved unprecedented success in several events to win the coveted Overall First Place trophy and bring laurels to the school. The  unique feature of this event is its international theme. Each team is required to represent a specific country. Their dress, dance, music, cuisine, mascot are all required to portray the original. The country represented by the students of Queen Mary School this year was Thailand. The students performed with great elan in their resplendent costumes and won the hearts of the audience as well as the judges. Our Notable Successes Were: • 1st Position in Movie Making. • 1st Position in Dance • 1st Position in Backdrop • 1st Position in Treasure Hunt Report: We Are The World – 2014 • 1st Position in Cuisine • 1st Position in War of Contingent Leaders • 2nd Position in Mascot • 2nd Position in Fashion Show OVERALL – 1ST  POSITION!! The  teachers who were instrumental in implementation of activities in which our school participated and won laurels were: Mrs.Choudhary,Mrs.Datye,Mrs.Kujur,Mrs.Jauhari and Mr. Sharma . We also appreciate the efforts of the following teachers who gave us their valuable time and accompanied us to the venue. Mrs. Rekha, Mrs. Reena Rodrigues, Mrs. J. D’souza, Ms. Jones, Mrs. Rani  and   Mrs. P. Choudhary. Aspecialnoteofappreciationforourchoreographers Mrs. Shefali and Ms. Aetisha, Mr. Keshav and Rev. Sumitra for helping us in various events. Mr. S. ANAND (Teacher – in – charge)  We started with the chapter Perimeter and Area in Math class. To make this topic more interesting our Mathteacher,Mrs.Raibordetoldustobringbuilding blocks and make a garden out of it. We had to then find out the area of the garden and the objects in it and the inner and outer perimeter of the whole garden. We had a lot of fun while doing this activity. We did it in groups of four. In the garden we built all different types of equipments like slides, swings, Perimeter And Area Activity monkey bars, sea saws and many other objects. It wasaverymemorableexperienceandtheclasswas enthusiastic about making a beautiful garden while learningaboutareaandperimeterinacreativeway. When we did this activity we remembered the time when we were in playgroup as very small kids and we had never thought that we could learn a Maths chapter in such an innovative way. Maisha Shantaram-6 Alpha.
  66. 66. 64 Queen Marian 2014-2015 An Inter-city Inter-School personality contest was organized by the Rotract Club of HR College. The 17thVoguewasadreamjourneythatbeganon18th January 2014. Going on for a month this experience not only enhanced my confidence but developed my personality too. They say, “It’s the journey that matters and its worthwhile,notthefinaldestination.The17thVogue wasn’t a red carpet walk with rose petals or a piece of cake, but it was the most memorable journey one could travel and explore. We the participants of Vogue felt like explorers whose enthusiasm and inquisitiveness only got stronger with each passing day, it seemed like there was no end. Vogue was divided into three phases. The 1st phase comprised an interview and written questionnaire. Based on this, two participants from each participating school were selected. The 2nd phase went on for about two weeks where in there were speaker sessions, workshops, mock-stock markets, quizzes and several activities that groomed our personalities. After a few days one participant from each school was eliminated. The last day of this phase was the talent round where each of us had 90 seconds to showcase our talents on stage. For the talent round, I performed a monologue and a dance based on a fusion of western and Indian culture. Phase three was the finale. It was divided into three rounds. The first round compromised a fashion show in Indian and Western attire. As each round passedstudentswereeliminated.Forthe2ndround participantswerecalledonstagetohaveaquestion answer session with the panel of judges. In the 3rd round the top five were called on stage at a time and had to speak impromptu about an abstract painting shown to them in 45 seconds. After which the winner was announced. Vogue taught me that experience is the most brutal of all teachers.The experience that I have had on this wonderful journey is definitely going to be an arch to build upon. As the days passed by we had something new to learn. Despicable, Passionate, Confident, Enthusiastic, Determined- all these characteristics only grew in each one of us by the day. ThefriendsIhavemadeherearesuretolastforever. It was an amazing learning experience to see fellow students so very talented. In fact, Vogue helped many to discover their individual hidden talents. This journey has been a joyride, one to cherish and many memories to last a life time. Zinatra D’souza 9 A Vogue -A Journey to Success
  67. 67. 65Queen Marian 2014-2015 Rashi Lakhotia- (Std III) winner of 2nd prize ‘Dream it to Win it’ Contest Terry Fox India - A sum of Rs.43,148/- was donated by QMS towards Terry Fox Run Programme by QMS Jal Jyoti - an initiative taken up by students of Std. X as part of their project to light up homes in a village, Rs. 59,555/- was donated by QMS for their work.
  68. 68. 66 Queen Marian 2014-2015 India has a very old tradition of dyeing the knotted andfoldedtextiles in vibrant colours. Thisart work is called Bandhej. Variety of patterns are revealed when these knots and folds are opened. Our tie and dye sessions aim at encouraging the Queen Marians to explore this traditional art. Girls were taught different types of folds like fan fold, samosa fold ,crumble the cloth and many more. We hope Splash (Tie and Dye) Form 8 Alpha the girls would further like to explore the art of Bandhej and achieve greater heights. Teachers in charge- Mrs. Snehlata Achary Mrs. Vijaya Parab Mrs. Poonam Dhawan Mrs. Swati Bakshi Children are taught various types of embroidery stitches in an easy and interesting manner in the group by their teachers. In the first term, the children of 5 A made embroidery of a hen with chicks. The children started by learning how to stitch a button. Later on, they learned various other stitches like stem stitch,chain stitch and button-hole stitch. Small Hands and Great Beginnings - Needle Work In the second term, the children of 5 Alpha were given a floral pattern wherein the same stitches were used by the students. A new stitch-Satin stitch was also introduced to them. It was indeed a Great Beginning for our Small hands. Teachers In-charge Mrs. B. Ranjan Mrs. D. Mistry Mrs. Lekha Chiploonkar Mrs. S. Maniyar Form 5 was given creative writing assignments as theirSUPWactivity.Theywroteacrosticpoemsand poems using onomatopoeia. The students learnt to pen their own thoughts through diary entries and descriptions of themselves. They also indulged in group activities through script writing. The Creative Writing Club students also dabbled in poetry writing and recipe writingtooandlearnttocriticallyappreciateabook through writing its review. Mrs. P. Babu Ms. Shalaka Pathare Iwouldliketosharemyexperiencewitheverybody. Crusaders has taught me a lot and has brought me more closer to GOD.  I started my first class sitting and moping on my desk expecting the class to be as boring as my Crusaders thoughts at that time. Little did I know that the coming term was about to prove me all wrong ...what with our super fun teachers Mrs.Raiborde, Mrs.Ellar and Mrs.d’souza. They have been very encouraging and helpful all along the term, making SUPW - Club Activities
  69. 69. 67Queen Marian 2014-2015 ussinganddanceenthusiasticallyandenergetically, subconsciously imbibing and ingraining in us the profound teachings of life and love for its ‘Creator’. After that, every Tuesday was awaited for by all of us and Tuesdays ended our school days with peace, joy and happiness in our hearts. The clippings of stories shown to us gave us the ultimate confidence and now I know for sure that GOD loves me as he loves all his creatures -be it microscopic, small, big, dark, fair, good or bad. The worksheets given were thoroughly enjoyed by us and without knowing how the message of love of God has gone through the hearts of all of us. The action songs were an unforgettable experience of releasing ourselves, again for the love of GOD. ‘GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EACH ONE OF US AND EACH LIFE COUNTS AND IS PRECIOUS FOR GOD’... This was a very valuable lesson that we learnt and I remember it every time I’m sad or elated. Crusaders has been the best SUPW experience. Ghazal Khan-7 Alpha Supw Club Activities Interact Club Grooming Craft Cookery
  70. 70. 68 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Crusaders Tie & Dye Needle work LIBRARY – A TREASURE HOUSE OF BOOKS - TO EXPLORE AND INSPIRE An automation process has been set up with new software which includes bar-coding of the library collection and membership. TheQMSLibraryWeekwasorganisedforForms 3 to 7 in the month of November where the ‘Winter Library Mascot’ was presented in order to promote reading habits. During this week a ‘Book-Mark Contest’ and ‘Author Talk Session’ was organized. Our school subscribes to various edutainment newspapers for children like Brainwave, Robin Age, Fun Times and The Young Brain. A student of our school, Trisha Ghopal of Form 2 won a prize in the Fun Times Contest in which more than 200 schools had participated. -Mrs. Reena Singh Rodrigues Mrs. Reena Singh Rodrigues (Librarian) and Mr. Balakrishna ‘Winter Library Mascot’
  71. 71. 69Queen Marian 2014-2015 SUPW - Website Club Windows To QMS Windows to QMS, the website club consists of the students of Form 9. Here are the brilliant minds in the field of computers who work enthusiastically to compile the content for our school website under the assistance of their computer teachers. The members of the club gather images and videos of the various events taking place in the school during the academic year. The selected images are used as a source of information for the school website to display the enthusiastic participation of the students and teachers of the school. Under the guidance of our computer teachers we learnt more about the technology like transferring the data from the camera to the computers ,how to write data on CD’s and organizing the images in a synchronized manner. • Members of the club:- • Fatema Malkapurwala • Krishna Thacker • Aashee Mehta • Akanksha Malik • Krisha Agarwal • Jahanavi Vora • Vaishnavi Chinchankar Teachers – in – Charge of the club:- • Ms.Rekha • Mrs.Sheth • Ms.Jones Aftersomanydaysofhardworkandenjoymentweare sure that we have turned into better tech savvies.
  72. 72. 70 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Music is Divine. It is an output of Symbolic and Synchronized association of body, heart and soul to derive and drive the best of the human capabilities for an enhanced, co-ordinated and perfected output. We at QMS supplement the activities of the institution for an overall development of students. Such efforts include diversified cultural activities MUSIC in-house and also outside. Few such integrated activities are • Inter House Choir Competition. • Founder’s Day and Investiture Ceremonies. • Christmas Choir. • Annual day Celebrations. School Band The school choir: Melody reigns supreme Students performing at an event organized by Navy Children School.
  73. 73. 71Queen Marian 2014-2015 Creative Writing English efnvoer cejeþer
  74. 74. 72 Queen Marian 2014-2015 If I had a puppy... If I had a puppy, I would play with him all day. I would never leave him alone. I would give him food too. I would dress him up. I would take him for a walk in the garden. I would paint and draw with him. He would be my best friend. And I would love him forever and ever. I love you Tuffi. Tisha Gada 2A Ganesh Chaturthi IwasbornonGaneshChaturthi which is Lord Ganesha’s birthday. On this day many people bring Lord Ganesha’s idol home to worship. I like this festival because I go with my parents to see the idols of Lord Ganesha in different areas. After praying to Lord Ganesha, Indian sweets which are also called ‘prasad’ are distributed. This festival is celebrated for ten days and on the eleventh day the Idol is immersed in the sea. Ganesh Chaturthi is a colourful festival. It is my favourite festival. Trishla Mayani 2A If I were a magician If I were a magician I would surprise people . I would turn blue balloons to red balloons and get rabbits out of my hat. In a blink of an eye, I would make buildings disappear and reappear. I would turn a bunch of pencils into a beautiful bunch of roses and gift it to my teacher. A lovely princess would come out from an old cupboard. A joker would appear from nowhere and make people laugh. I enjoy doing my shows and entertaining my audience. Denita Rana 2B My Three Wishes. One day my mother had gone to a clinic and my elder sister and I were alone at home. My sister started reading a magazine, but I took a ladder and climbed up till I reached the attic. I started searching for my father’s old piano. While searching for it I came across an old lamp but soon found the piano. I came down with it in one hand and the ladder in the other. I showed the lamp to my sister. She thought it was an ordinary one, but a strange light attracted me towards it so I decided to clean it. I blew the dust and as soon as I did that a genie came out and asked me my three wishes. I asked the genie whether he was in the lamp and thrown it into the sea. He also told me that my father had found him. He told me that as I freed him, he would grant me three wishes. I thought for a while and told him my three wishes. My first wish was that every person should get education whether he Primary Section My Hobby My hobby is craft. I do craft whenever I get free time. My mother teaches me craft. I make many different types of things. I prepare things with unwanted and waste materials. I make wall hangings, diyas, rangolis and lanterns. My sister helps me sometimes. I also like to watch craft shows like Mister Maker and Art Attack. I am planning to make a photo frame with shells and sand. Janvi Shetty 1A
  75. 75. 73Queen Marian 2014-2015 Rainy season Rainy season ismyfavourite season. I like to get wet in the rain. We carry an umbrella or wearraincoats and go in the rain. I love to eat sweet corn especially in the rainy season. We see many small creatures enjoying the rain like the earthworm, snail and frog. The best part of the rainy season is the rainbow in the sky. I always long for the rainbow after the rains. Rain is very useful for all living creatures. We get water due to rain. Without rain there is no life on Earth. Rutvi Sanghvi 1 B or she is poor or not. People who are not educated have to struggle a lot for money. Also, as poor people cannot afford their school fees, they should get free education. My second wish was that I had a magic airplane with which I could travel anywhere in the world or in space and would reach there in 4-5 minutes. Also the clothes needed to wear in space would automatically come in the airplane when I would press a button. My third wish was that I would become a great and a famous author and play writer when I would grow up. I wish that I would be able to write very good books. Suddenly, I heard my mother’s voice and she was telling me to wake up. I opened my eyes. Alas! This was just a dream but I will remember this awesome dream forever. Esha Dholakia 4 B My Surprise Birthday Party For my birthday my parents had planned the best surprise party. The candles were lit and the cake was on the tray. Snacks, drinks and chocolates made me feel gay. The streamers were hung and the lights were low, my friends were all hidden and suddenly the balloons flew. The plan was all hush, which made me blush. Vrinda Agrawal 3B The Day I Won One Crore Rupees Junior KBC One day I saw an advertisement on television related to Junior KBC. I got excited and decide to apply for it. Much to my surprise I got a phone call saying that I was selected. I was excited as well as nervous. The next day I had to go to the KBC set. I couldn’t wait any longer and got ready by putting my new clothes on. Once I reached there we played fastest finger first, where I was the lucky one to win. I got a chance to play with Mr. Amitabh Bachan. My family was also there to support me. I could answer the first few questions easily. They gradually became harder and by the time I had fifty lakh rupees, I had only one lifeline left. Finally I won the game. As I was going home I had a lot of things I wanted to do with the money. As I slept I thought this is a new beginning for me. Ashna Thakkar 4B
  76. 76. 74 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Nature Nature is so beautiful, Nature is so cute But sometimes I feel, Its silent and mute. A scene that is spectacular, The rustling of a stream Even at night, It shines like a beam. THE MATCH I went to see a match, The players were playing on A green patch! And the cricketer took a Nice catch! It was night, And the match was tight! It looked as if The twinkling stars, The shining moonlight, It would make you so calm, You would never get into a fight. Its on nature whom we depend So don’t spoil it, take care of it, Treat it as your very best friend, You will never regret as you do your bit. Nupur Bapaye 5 Alpha It was a tough fight! But, Mumbai was more bright! Suddenly a twist, with sixes in the sky, I hope it will not be a tie! Finally, Mumbai in the the finals won! So the whole of Mumbai is Having a lot of fun! As now the match is all done! Ishah Choksi 6 A Poetry Section
  77. 77. 75Queen Marian 2014-2015 MY MUMMY Mummy Oh ! Dear Mummy You make my milk yummy! Which fills my empty tummy! Oh! Dear mummy you are Always so refreshing! MUMMY I am your proud little daughter And we saunter! You are a scholar! And much taller! You are very wise! And give me advice! In your advice there is spice! It is very nice! So I hear twice! Mummy you are lovely and Lively every time I see you People like you are very few! Mr.Monkey Mr.Monkey, Is quite funky, His brain is like a donkey, He copies whatever he sees, He is scared of bees, He loves the cold breeze, But sometimes he might freeze, He lives mostly on trees. He is quite naughty, Not at all haughty, He looks Chinese, He is pale as blue cheese, He will entertain you without charging any fees. So this is Mr.Monkey, Who is quite funky. Rhea Telang 6 A WHY Asked Chintu to papa, Why are roses red? Why is the sky blue? And why are the crew always getting flu? Why are leaves green? Why are there different types of hair? And I am afraid ….. That everybody might become a bear. And when Chintu looked at papa to answer his queries, Papa was already asleep. “What a waste of time,” said Chintu to himself. And he too quietly fell asleep. Nandini.Dholakia 6A I am waiting in a room to be Like you! Oh ! dear mummy, You care for me every moment! And always give me a right comment! Whenever I am hungry you give me a toast! And for vacation You take us to the coast! Dear mummy, you work so Hard day and night, With all your might! Though your schedule is very tight! Oh ! dear mummy, You are the one about whom I boast Cause I love you the most! Isha Choksi 6A
  78. 78. 76 Queen Marian 2014-2015 TIME Time is precious, save it. Time is valuable, don’t waste it. Time will never fly, I guarantee you. It will fly only if you are late which is true If you will be with it ,it will help you to keep fit Nandini Dholakia 6A The School. A school is a place where you learn and play, A place where you make new friends and foes, A place where the teachers teach you everyday, A place where you’ll develop from head to toe. A school is a place where you say Hurrah! A place where you learn things you’ll love to say, A place where you’ll never feel sad or low, The subjects are vast and varied though. A school is a place where you’ll sing and dance, A place where you can call out everyone, A school will always welcome you with open arms, Who can ever forget such a place of charm ! Heer Shah 6 Alpha The flower A flower is a gift of God, That brings calmness to our soul, In every creature’s life, It plays an important role. Like a treasure of emotions With a fresh and lingering, sweet smell, As its innocent appearance, Casts on our hearts, a magical spell. As the frail petals, Rise from the beautiful, green, centre base, There blooms the fragile flower, Spreading it’s love like the sun’s rays. A stem, with a green, velvety finish, Would be every flower’s sole wish. The tinge of orange merges into the yellow, I dream of flowers, when I lie down putting my head on pillow. The sun has set now, so from dawn to dusk, I promise to spread love like the fragrance of musk! Simran Raichura 7A
  79. 79. 77Queen Marian 2014-2015 Blossoms Like a flower That you are; Blossom Like you’re the only one In the lonely garden afar. Smile, Like you’re the only one Floating in the calm sea, Sing, Like a lovely little bird Who was just set free. Don’t let the haters criticize you, Don’t let them kill you from the inside, Even if they try to. Act as if you aren’t scared of severe high-tides. If you ever fell down, Remember, The rain doesn’t last forever. After rain comes the beautiful sunshine, Pulling you out of dread, Pulling you out of severe cold, Giving you warmth, Helping you blossom Like the wonderful, Beautiful And Lovely Flower that you are. Aarushi Sharma 7 Alpha Empowerment of Women I knew myself not yesterday , But I know myself today. I love who I am inside of me , And there’s a lot I need to say. I will never let another person , Bring me to my knees. Because I have chosen to grow and fly, To find my destiny. I smile a different smile today, Than I smiled in the past. Today it is a heartful smile , One I know will last. I will no longer have to hide, From what I want to be. Because today I don’t wear a disguise, And the “ME” people see is “ME”. Gazal Khan 7 Alpha
  80. 80. 78 Queen Marian 2014-2015 Nature’s Beauty I sit on my window and watch the sky, That vast stretch of blue silk. At night it possesses a blanket of silver stars, In the morning a white cloud cover shining like milk. Then I see the majestic being , Rooted to the ground, As the wind blows past it, It makes a silent,rustling sound. Its green leaves and firm branches, Yielding flowers red and green, Give home to the beautiful birds, Such beauty can never be seen. The cuckoo’s melodious song, Fills my heart with happiness, At night I hear the sea water rippling, That relieves me from all the stress. The thunders frighten and threaten me, But the rains then lift my soul. The winter snow gets me thrilled to bits, As we slurp the hot soup from the bowl. The wonders of nature…..now I know! That wash our sorrows away, It makes us feel like heaven on earth, And this-I can confidently say! Simran Raichura 7A Mother Her heart so pure, her love so true, She is such a great guidance for me and you! Her words so wise and kind, Such a great lady, you’ll never find! Even the toughest of times….she faces happily, She is the binding cord of my family. Her love and generosity can be given no price, She is always the right person for a true advice. She is as trustworthy and responsible, as she teaches us to be…. She has always been a role model for me. Whenever we need her she has always been there, Being the senior most, she has always been fair. Under her guidance I am always at rest, Really….you’re truly the best! Simran Raichura 7A What if? Bullying hurts, don’t you see? You are nothing, but a big bully. Don’t you think what could have been What if they wrote a note to say goodbye? And their family and friends were wondering why? What if at night, they cry themselves to sleep? By morning, its too hard to get upon their feet. They are afraid to come to school because of bullies like you, When they try to tell an adult, their plea is overruled. Soon they can’t take it anymore, They begin to think what they have to live for, Finally all their sorrows start to spill, They grab the bottle and overdose of pills,
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