As the SSC students are on the threshold of a new phase in their life, they are called to be beacons of light. St John the Evangelist High School bid adieu to their batch of SSC students on 31st January, 2020. It was a morning of mixed emotions for all present in the school hall. The day was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends & teachers to reminisce joyous moments.
It was a beautiful morning, as the students were dressed in their traditional finery. They young girls graceful in their coloured saris and Indo-western outfits, and the boys carried themselves like true gentlemen, looking smart as ever in their sherwanis and suits.
The event began with a prayer, held in the church, which housed 227 students, and the prep-talk by the manager, Rev. Fr. Clement D’lima. At the end of the prayer, each student was blessed not only by their class teacher but also by the Manager and Principal, Sr. Josefina Albuquerque (RJM). They were led into the hall, where the programme commenced. It was a fun-filled event, with dances, by the ninth grade, beat-boxing and the amusing sight of students running and skidding towards the announcer in order to win the spot prizes, sending the teachers and the rest of the students into fits of laughter. Soon it was time to hand over the best student of the year, to those who were deserving of the award.
The head boy and head girl of the school enthralled the audience with their speech, which in turn received a round of applause. The students of the ninth grade along with the help of the teaching and non-teaching staff organized the farewell party with great enthusiasm and of course, endeavoured to leave a trail of nostalgia behind for the tenth graders.