School House System:
In order to create healthy competitive spirit and to encourage them to excel in all that they do, the students are grouped in to different. Houses. House Captains and their deputies stream line the activities of the house on the advice of the teachers-in-charge. Inter-house competitions are held on a regular basis.
Students are encouraged to make use of the library during the lunch break and other free periods. They can borrow books and return them as per the rules of the library. A fine of one rupee per day will be charged for every delay in returning the books to the library. Lost or damaged books need to be replaced or a compensation which is not less than the cost of the book needs to be paid to the library.
NATIONAL CADET CORPS AIR WING (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps(NCC) is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps. NCCnot only provide you an opportunity to develop character, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country, but also NCC provide a student Cadet, a suitable environment to take up a career in the ARMED FORCES.
Motto of NCC
Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
DG’s four Cardinal Principals of Discipline
- Obey with a smile
- Be Punctual
- Work hard and without fuss
- Make no excuses and tell no lies
Aims of NCC
1.To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen.
2.To create a human resource of organised trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and be always available for the service of the nation.
Activities of NCC
The main activities of NCC is-Institutional training conducted by CTO and NCC staff members.
Independence Day and Republic Day parade
Camping and A and B Certificate Examination
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defense, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
Benefits of joining NCC
Vacancies Reserved For NCC Cadets in Armed Forces
- Indian Army
- Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-64
- Officers Training Academy, Chennai-100
(For Short Service Commission)
- Indian Naval Academy-6 per course
- Indian Air force academy -10% in all courses
- DIRECT ENTERY in the ARMED FORCE (No entrance exam, Direct SSB for Cadets holding ‘C’ certificate)
Scouts and Guides:
Scouts and Guides helps the young in the development of their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials and help them to be responsible citizens and as members of the local, national and international communities.
Literary club aims to develop and enhance the literary skills of the students and to inspire them to develop a taste for literature and improve their spoken and written language. Its programmes are aimed at building up the confidence and grooming the talents of students in their oratory skills, inter-personnel and communication skills. The activities of the club include extempore speech, essay writing, creative writing, poetry writing, debate, elocution, skit, quiz
and reading to enhance the speech and oratorical skills.
Our Consumer Club is aimed at spreading awareness among students on consumerism and consumer issues. It initiates various activities that help the students to be aware of critical living skills and become a discriminating buyer by taking rational decisions, there by refusing to fall a prey to advertisement or persuasions.
Music is in our culture and society. Opportunity is provided for diverse musical experiences which help the students to develop their skills in the context of music and singing.
The Computer Club aims at developing the IT skills in children and enable them to effectively utilise these skills in gathering information and acquiring knowledge using modern technology. The activities of the club include projects on website designing, creating animations, programming, etc.
The objective of the heritage club is to create awareness, preserve and promote our varied and rich ancient culture and traditions, among the students. It conducts various activities and educational excursions for students that enable them to appreciate the traditions, culture and religious diversity of our country.
The aim of the Basketball Club is to identify the talented students, develop and nurture their skills. With the school having a full size basketball court, students do not have to worry about inadequate time and place to practice. Besides having a basketball club which anyone can join, the school also has a separate basketball team that represents the school in different competitions in Inter-high school, Inter-higher secondary school and at District levels. The best players of these competitions are selected for the state team through careful screening method. During the weekly activity classes, the club members are taken for games and practice. Apart from the staff other coaches are also occasionally employed to give training.
St. Paul’s school is proud of the fact that our Girls Basketball Team were champions for two consecutive years; and we have so far been the only school that has ever played the finals against ourselves, our Team A versus our Team B in the girls category.
Innovation – an approach, idea, practice or technology which holds out promise of being a smarter, better way of doing things.It is a process that translates knowledge into products and services for economic growth and social wellbeing.
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) is implementing the project of setting up Innovation hubs in the country under the scheme of SPICES (Scheme for Promoting Innovation, Creativity and Engagement in Science) approved by Planning Commission and Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The objective of the Innovation Hub is to promote innovation, creativity and engagement in science. The Council has already set up five innovation hubs for young students in its science museums and centres in Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, Guwahati and Mumbai.
The key and immediate objective of the innovation club in the school is to create awareness, educate, nurture and inculcate a culture of innovation amongst school children and to enable them to generate new ideas.Through the strategic partnership with Science Centres and the Schools, Innovation Clubs can reach out to our future generation, foster a strong bonding with children and embark on a critical mission to promote critical thinking, problem solving capabilities and adoption of innovative methodology as part of their lifestyle.
A Chess Club is an opportunity for students to play friendly games of chess against peers in a low-stress environment, as well as learning new strategies for improvement. Chess playing helps to develop mental skills that are useful in life, such as logic, strategic and tactical thinking, planning and preparation and problem-solving. Chess club provides an opportunity to simply have fun while making friendships.
St. Paul’s School has been running an active Chess Club with members from Classes 9 to 12. The school has taken part in different competitions organised by the MCA (Mizoram ChessAssociation) in the past years. In the last MZP 8th Mizoram Inter-school Chess Championship 2019, organised by Mizo Zirlai Pawl & Mizoram Chess Association, several members of the school Chess Club participated and brought home many prizes. Chess playing has been proved to better brain function, improve memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement.
Students of all levels are welcome!
Math Club is set upwith a vision to imbibe social qualities like cooperation, tolerance, adjustment and open-mindedness amongst the students.The club provides opportunities for students to break away from the monotony of rigid and structured classroom environment.
The Mathematics Club conducts one activity period every week. During these meetings students are motivated toexpress their views, ideas and understanding with their own friends and even with their Mathematics teachers. They are more relaxed to express themselves and enjoy the freedom in sharing their ideas about the topics discussed in classroom.Quiz and other brain-teasing exercises like Sudoku and Crosswords are also given to the students during these activities. Such activities foster enthusiasm and interest in learning new things.
An active and well set-up Mathematics Club will not only broaden the students’ outlook about Mathematics but also clear their concept of the theory learnt in classroom which in turn will make Maths learning fun and interesting.