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Centenary

Introduction

“ What marvels the Lord, worked for us
Indeed we are glad”

Holy Cross is celebrating its Centenary and we have a variety of events planned to take place from its inaugural on 15th October 2014 to honour this great milestone. A big thank you to God who guided us to reach this important milestone namely 100 years in the field of education that too of girls. Holy Cross aims at inculcating in students a sound philosophy of life based on faith in God, an academic competence that shapes the woman of tomorrow, a deep respect for the human person, formation of values an awareness of society and problems-related to justice, peace and equality.

In a world of knowledge explosion, information technology and stiff competition, it is our prayer today, that the students who come out of Holy Cross may make a difference in the society through them.

introduction

Today as we relish the Harvest of the seeds sown by our founders, the French nuns, Sr. Julie, Sr. Collette, Sr. Mary Francois and Sr. Josephine, let us pay homage to them in their own mother tongue, in ten heart felt words, denoting the ten decades of excellence:

Nous, nous inclinons devant vous nos che’res Soeurs de Croix

May God continue to bless The efforts of ALL as we Begin the ‘Second Century’ At out dear school.

We wish and pray that Holy Cross may continue to shine as a beacon of light dispelling the darkness of ignorance and lighting up the right path for all those who pass through its portals.

“To God, be the Glory”.

Inaugural

  • The Centenary Celebrations of our school commenced with a colorful ceremony on the 15th of October (Friday).
  • The Celebration was held in the school auditorium in the “CENTENARY BLOCK”.
  • The programme began with a prayer song by the school girls invoking the blessings of the Almighty. Undoubtedly it is His sustained guidance and support that has made us reach this milestone of success.
  • Mrs.Kavitha delivered the welcome address. The Centennial Motto was revealed to the audience by the chief guest- Chief Educational Officer Shri.Hariharan. Our Headmistress Rev.Sr.Teresa hoisted the centenary flag, which was followed by the centenary song sung by the students.
  • A short skit was enacted by the students. It depicted the history of the school since inception.
  • Melodious tunes soothed our ears during the light music programme conducted by the school orchestra. The western dance captivated us with its rhythmic movements.
  • Our Chief Guest – Shri.Hariharan distributed the prizes to the winners of the Science Exhibition. This was followed by the President’s Speech. During his speech, the CEO congratulated the school for securing 100% results. He assured that he would render every help for further improvement. He appreciated the school for the social awareness programmes to be held during the year.
  • He expresses his wish that the school should grow into a college and thereforth into a university. May his words come true! He focused on the all-round development of the children and insisted that the students should not only progress in academic field but also strive to become better citizens of the country.
  • It was an inspiring speech, which kindled in each of us a deep desire to do our best for the hundred-year-old Alma Mater. Mrs.Janci rendered the vote of thanks.
  • The Inaugural Programme ended happily with the National Anthem played by the School Band.

Diary of Events

Centenary Celebratory events will be going on throughout the year with the children in school. We celebrate the centenary year with a sense of gratitude for all that had been and with the hope that Holy Cross would continue to shine and enlighten many more hearts and minds. The theme chosen for the celebration is “Enlightened to Enlighten”. The core group was formed during the month of September involving Parents, teachers, old students and the members of the management. The planned events drafted for the year 2004-2005.

October’04
Old Student’s Meet
November’04
100 poor people are to be fed
December’04
New clothes to be distributed to 100 poor children or women
January’05
An Eye Camp to be conducted with the help of Aravind Eye Hospital
February’05
Human Rights Programme to be conducted
March’05
Consumers awareness and interactive sessions to be conducted for parents and students
June’05
Medical Camp to be conducted by Dr.Lakshmanan and his team with the help of teacher/students
July’05
Inter-School Competitions to be conducted by OSA, 100 saplings to be Planted

Welcome to Holy Cross Centenary Celebration

It features all the details of our fun packed 3 days celebration.

August 10th, 11th, 12th – 2005

Aug 10th

- Eucharistic Celebration at 8.30 a.m

- Centenary Exhibition (Inauguration)

- Evening - Cultural programme

- Honouring the retired Teachers, Correspondents, and Headmistress

Aug 11th

- Alumnae Day

Aug 12th

- Cultural programme - Souvenir

- We Care Project (Financial assistance to be given to twenty deserving students of the ecnomically weaker section of the society to complete their Higher Secondary Education)

- Prize distribution

Alumnae Day

The alumnae day which was held on 11th August 2005, was a wonderful celebration in Holy Cross history. Past pupils, parents and teachers attended the celebration. It was a fantastic evening in wonderful surroundings. A day to remember.

11 a.m - Business Meet
12 p.m - 1.30 p.m - Fabulous OSA Lunch
1.30 p.m -3.30 p.m - Fellowship and viewing of exhibitions.
3.30 p.m - 5.00 p.m - Games & Tea at the auditorium.
5.30 p.m - 7 p.m - Culturals.
* - Welcoming the Chief Guest
* - Honouring Eminent Holy Crossians
* - Variety Entertainment/ Games
* - Distribution of Prizes / Mementos
* - Dazzling Fire works display.

Photo History

Here are a few snap shots of Holy Cross’ 100th Birthday celebrations for you.

Enjoy!!!

Inaugural

Alumnae Day

We would still love to find out all about the people who have been connected to Holy Cross (HCAIS) over the last 100 years, please leave your memories or information here so that they can be read by everyone.
If you have any memories or photographs of Holy Cross past & present, we would love if you could share them with us by E-mailing us on aihss@holycross-ais.org

Grand Finale

We would still love to find out all about the people who have been connected to Holy Cross (HCAIS) over the last 100 years, please leave your memories or information here so that they can be read by everyone.
If you have any memories or photographs of Holy Cross past & present, we would love if you could share them with us by E-mailing us on aihss@holycross-ais.org

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