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aQueen Marian 2014-2015
It’s agony and ecstasy.
Proud to be a Queen Marian...Proud to be a Queen Marian...
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
Mrs. P. Babu
Mrs. N. Nanavaty
Ms. S. Chinikamwala
Mrs. M. Bhargava
Mrs. M. Machado
Ms. G. Mathias
Ms. J. Manickam
Mrs. D. Kujur
Ms. N. S. Rekha
Seelan Jobu Kumar
Shane D. Albuquerque
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QMS Magazine Club Members
Cover Design by
Mrs. S. Datye
Simran Shah Aanshi Radia
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Chairman’s Message........................................................................... 5
From the Principal’s Desk................................................................... 7
Principal’s diary.................................................................................. 8
The Newsmakers.............................................................................. 22
In Memoriam.................................................................................... 25
C.M.E.F. Trust Pre-Primary Department............................................ 28
Primary & Secondary Department.................................................... 37
Essays & Articles............................................................................... 83
keÀefJelee efJeYeeie................................................................... 94
HeÐe efJeYeeie...................................................................... 100
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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.
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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,
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.
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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
The Principal’s Diary and the reports record the journey of Queen Marians in the academic year
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).
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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: 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
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
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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
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 -
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27th June -
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
Felicitation of the members
of EuMind (Europe Meets
India) on 27th June
Judges: Mr. Anil Bhatia and Mrs. Nikhat
The winners: Cavell House. The participants
seated (from L to R): Pushtii Parikh,
PalakSheth, GauraviShantaram and
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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)
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The winner of the ‘Best Conductor’ award (Juniors)
The chief guests for the day: Mr. and Mrs. Ghiara
The winner of the ‘Best Conductor’ award (Seniors)
Winners - Cavell House. Winning Team- (L-R) Dhruvi
Shah, Rumani Shah, Avanti Bhandarkar, Gauravi
Shantaram, Anaisha Dilwala, Palak Sheth, Duriya
15th August -
Celebrating Independence Day
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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 -
All our wonderful teachers on Teachers’ Day
A lively dance performance by the students of form 6
5th September- Teachers’ Day
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Winners of the Best Script
Joan-of-Arc (Play - ‘Agony of
Best Direction -
(Play - “The Outsider”)
Overall Winners - Cavell House (Play - “Some Dignity Please”)
14th November -
Childrens’ Day Celebrations
Inter House Street Play Competition
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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
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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
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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 -
Theme : Incredible India - Its Agony and Ecstasy
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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 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.
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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
Horlicks Wizkids Winners of dance competition at Cascade conducted by
Jamnabai Narsee School
National Spell Bee Competition winners.
‘Marrs’ Spell Bee
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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.
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Mrs. L Pereira
“She left us peaceful
is still our guide and
though we cannot see
her she is always by our
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”
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
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
’ meHeÀue J³eefkeÌle DeHeves keÀe³eex mes Decej nes peelee nw
ce=l³eg kesÀ yeeo Jen Deewj Yeer Hetefpele nes peelee nw“~
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“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
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
willingness to try anything and everything new.
Duhita Save-June 7th
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.
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
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
Mrs. M. Raiborde
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I.C.S.E. students of March 2014 who have scored
90% & above
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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.
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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
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 !
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
1st Prize winner - Transition A-Namee Shah
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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
1. Independence Day
The C.M.E.F. Pre- primary school
celebrated our Independence day
Children from the pre primary
department came dressed in
different colours of the Indian flag.
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
speeches and spoke on our country.
We ended our programme with a
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.
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for nine days in Gujarat. The
P.P.D. section cherished the
moments during the Garba
students of P.P.D. came dressed
in their colourful attire. The
students danced to the rhythm
of Gujarati folk songs and
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.
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
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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
1,2 Buckle my shoe -Kg A Hot cross Buns - KG B
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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
Ms. Mathias along with the Chief guest-Dr. Sejal Doshi
Transition A Transition B Transition C
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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
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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
Our students won in various interschool events such as:-
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.
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
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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.
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A peek into the
world of ‘Art’ in
its vivid forms
Exhibits of students
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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
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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)
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)
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February- Inter House Throwball Seniors 17th
February- Inter House Throwball Juniors
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
February- INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS JUNIORS
place- DARLING HOUSE
Participants: Ria Doshi, Esha. V. Shah, Duhita Save,Aarya Parmar, Niyati Merchant
June Inter House Carrom (Juniors) 30th
June- Inter House Carrom (Seniors)
place- DARLING HOUSE 1st
Participants- Aarya Parmar Participants- Archi Jain
Miloni Shah Kajal Soni
Sanika Bane Ahruti Palan
Yashvi Shah Madhurima Kannan
Inter-House Carrom tournament
July 2014- INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS – SENIORS
Place: Darling house
Participants: Riya Doshi
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)
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Inter class Artistic Gymnastics Competition- Students performing different floor exercises.
October 2014- INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS – JUNIORS
Place: Cavell house
Participants: Mahera Furniturewala
October 2014- ANNUAL AQUATIC MEET 2014-2015
Best House: Cavell House
Best Swimmer Trophy: Khushi Deshmukh (Cavell House)
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)
November 2014 INTER HOUSE THROWBALL SENIORS
Place NIGHTINGALE HOUSE
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
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Inter School Sports Events
• Shri Pavanputra
held a competition
on 9th and 11th
May 2014. First
place in Balancing
• S h r i S a m a r t h
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
• MSSA Inter-school competition held on
14th December 2014-secured first place
in Balancing Beam.
Inter-School DSO Cycling
13th January 2014
Duhita Save qualified
for the states
DSO Interschool Diving Tournament
• From 24th to 26th June GMAAA National
competition at Indore.
Aarya Parmar secured
the first place in high
boards under 14
• Aarya Parmar also
got selected for diving
Inter school I.C.S.E Athletic
Run and bronze medal in Long Jump. She also
won Individual Championship in girls U/12
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A.I.S.M. Inter School Swimming Gala
Competition held on 1st
2014, Antara Kothari secured the 1st
50m butterfly & 2nd
place in 200m free style.
DSo school swimming competiton held on
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.
Sakshi Shah from Class 9 secured the 1st
and qualified for zonals.
Table Tennis, Krisha Agarwal won two silver
and one bronze medal in under 14, and under
In YMCA Mumbai City District Championship
of table tennis held on 23rd
2014, Krisha Agarwal secured the 2nd
DSO school Table Tennis Tournament held on
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
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,
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.
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An International Exchange Programme where
students share and exchange their ideas through
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
a dance on the EUMIND ANTHEM where they
showcased Western and Indian Classical Dance
EUMIND Co-ordinator: Ms.Diana Gomes
Teachers Incharge: Mrs.Singaporewala, Mrs.
Datye, Mrs.Fernando, Mrs.Jauhari, , Mrs.Shah
Assisted by : Ms.Rekha
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
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
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
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.
Teacher in charge-Mrs. Singaporewala
Krisha Shah- EUMIND was an amazing experience
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
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Mahera Furniturewala- This was the first year I
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teacher in charge: - Mrs. Sapna Shah
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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)
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AMAL WINNERS AT SIP REGIONAL PRODIGY
SABG WINNERS AT SIP REGIONAL PRODIGY
Aashvi Shah - Champion
Vedanshi Chheda – 1st Runner Up
Shreya Kondaskar – 2 nd Runner
Vaishnavi Shah – Champion Adv
Anushka Vaid – 2nd Runner Up Kiele Rica Dsouza – 2nd Runner
Up Foundation level 1
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International Meibukan Goju-Goju-Ryu
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
ALL INDIA KARATE-DO FEDERATION (Recognized by Govt. of India)
IMGKA is one of the Premier Institutions which promote Karate
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
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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
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
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,
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
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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
of forms 1 to 4
trip to Parle-G
a s s e m b l e d
first to see
the movie by
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
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January 2014 ‘Chrysalis’ A Fusion of Talents
Results of events
Soulful Melodies 1st
Hiranandani Foundation School-(Thane)
Priya Digumarti (6), Adya Sinha (7)
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)
Photoshop: Be Creative 1st
Navy Children School
Saif Ali Khan, Ritvik Mishra
Presentation (Tech it up) 1st
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
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.)
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
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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
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
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
Anoushka Jaipuria (9Alpha)
Senior Section Report
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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
consisting of students from standards 3 - 6.
The choir competition was judged by a prestigious
panel of judges,Rev Sumitra and Mr.Vincent
It turned out to be a very patriotic afternoon as the
junior group students sang enthusiastically songs
● Suno gaur se duniya walo (Cavell house)
● Hum Hindustani (Darling house)
● Aao bachcho tumhe sekhian ( Joan of Arc
Rendition of Lilting Tunes with Patriotic Flavour
● Yeh desh hai veer jawano ka (Nightingale
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
● Rang de basanti (Nightingale house)
As every competition comes to an end with
felicitation ,we too felicitated our winners
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
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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
International Press), Kavya Shah (the delegate of
Zimbabwe in IMO) and Atyantika Parasrampuria(
the delegate of Zimbabwe in SOCHUM). They
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
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
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
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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
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
defense manoeuvers. The celebrations ended with
chocolates being distributed to all the students. It
was a perfect end to a perfect celebration.
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
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 !!
Percis A. Ghiara
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The R.B.I Annual National Quiz was held on the
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.
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
The Inter House Dance Competition was held
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.
Mesmerising Ooty and Coorg
The destination of educational tour of Queen
Mary School 2014-15 was Ooty and Coorg. The
was organised by Penguin Holidays. Twenty
one Queen Marians were accompanied by Mrs.
Madhuri Bhargava and Mrs. Vijaya Parab.
experiences at Ooty Rose Garden , Dodabetta
Peak and a tea factory were memorable. The
girls enjoyed boating in the Ooty lake.
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
Mrs. M. Bhargava
Mrs. V. Parab
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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
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
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
Let’s Be well read
Std. X students at their best, enacting to draw crowds for spreading awarness about anaemia.
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The Joy of Giving at Tata Memorial Hospital
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
The Guide Camp was organized for the students of
form eight at the Ambivali village on 19th
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
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
Trisha Patel-9 Alpha
Rajvi Chokshi-9 Alpha
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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
Our class teacher, Mrs.Raiborde decided that a
few girls from our class had to dress up like their
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
ONE NATION READING DAY
Students of VII A dressed up like their favourite characters from different books.
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The fourteenth edition of ‘We Are The World’
Interschool competition was organized by H.R.
College at St.Stanislaus High School, Bandra on
November 2014. Eighteen of the
top schools of the city participated with great
enthusiasm. Following on the 2nd
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:
Position in Movie Making.
Position in Dance
Position in Backdrop
Position in Treasure Hunt
Report: We Are The World – 2014
Position in Cuisine
Position in War of Contingent Leaders
Position in Mascot
Position in Fashion Show
OVERALL – 1ST
The teachers who were instrumental in
implementation of activities in which our school
participated and won laurels were:
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.
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
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
enthusiastic about making a beautiful garden while
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.
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An Inter-city Inter-School personality contest was
organized by the Rotract Club of HR College. The
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
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
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.
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.
Vogue -A Journey to Success
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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
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.
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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.
Mrs. B. Ranjan
Mrs. D. Mistry
Mrs. Lekha Chiploonkar
Mrs. S. Maniyar
Form 5 was given creative writing assignments as
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
through writing its review.
Mrs. P. Babu
Ms. Shalaka Pathare
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
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
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subconsciously imbibing and ingraining in us
the profound teachings of life and love for its
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
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Tie & Dye
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.
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’
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
Mrs. Reena Singh Rodrigues (Librarian)
and Mr. Balakrishna
‘Winter Library Mascot’
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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
• Members of the club:-
• Fatema Malkapurwala
• Krishna Thacker
• Aashee Mehta
• Akanksha Malik
• Krisha Agarwal
• Jahanavi Vora
• Vaishnavi Chinchankar
Teachers – in – Charge of the club:-
sure that we have turned into better tech savvies.
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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
in-house and also outside. Few such integrated
• 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.
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If I had a puppy...
If I had a puppy,
I would play with him all
I would never leave him
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
He would be my best friend.
And I would love him forever and ever.
I love you Tuffi.
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.
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
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
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.
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season. I like
to get wet
in the rain.
We carry an
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
I went to see a match,
The players were playing on
A green patch!
And the cricketer took a
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.
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!
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Mummy Oh ! Dear Mummy
You make my milk yummy!
Which fills my empty tummy!
Oh! Dear mummy you are
Always so refreshing!
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!
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.
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
Papa was already asleep.
“What a waste of time,” said Chintu to himself.
And he too quietly fell asleep.
I am waiting in a room to be
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!
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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
If you will be with it ,it will help you to
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
Who can ever forget such a place of charm !
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
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Like a flower
That you are;
Like you’re the only one
In the lonely garden afar.
Like you’re the only one
Floating in the calm sea,
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,
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,
Flower that you are.
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”.
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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
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!
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!
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
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
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,