The investiture ceremony was held on 10th July 2015.The chief guest for the occasion was Mr.C.Narayanswamy, former minister of the central government and former M.P. Rev.Fr.Antony Joseph SJ, the rector of St. Joseph’s institutions, Rev.Fr.Francis Noronaha SJ the Principal, Rev.Fr.Roshan Castelino SJ the campus minister, Mr. C.R Rajendran, the Vice Principal and Dr. Christopher Hoskins the governor of the student council graced the occasion.
The members of the student council, office bearers of the clubs, associations and class representatives were administered the oath of office. During the swearing-in ceremony, the members of the student council were bestowed with badges for their respective posts.
The Chief Guest rendered an uplifting message for our young leaders. Being a Josephite himself, he recalled his student days and expressed his gratitude for the training he received at St. Joseph’s. He emphasized on the need to be ‘other-centered’ so that one becomes a good leader and at the same time fulfills his duty of empowering the community.
The inaugural mass of the academic year 2015-16 was celebrated on the 3rd of July 2015 at St. Joseph`s Boy`s High School. All the Catholic students from the first and second year PUC participated in the Eucharist. The Rector of St.Joseph`s Institutions, Rev.Fr.Antony Joseph SJ, presided over the Eucharist. In his homily, Fr.Rector emphasized the need to emulate the example of St. Thomas whose feast was observed on the same day. He insisted that the Josephites must be missionaries to their fellow classmates. The mass was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Francis Noronha SJ, our principal and Fr. Roshan Castelino SJ, the campus minister.
The orientation programme for the I PUC Batch 2015-17 was held on 13.06.2015. More than a thousand students eagerly awaited to begin their journey in our esteemed institution for the next two years. While Dr.Christopher Hoskins welcomed the students, their parents and staff of SJPUC, Our Principal Rev.Fr.Francis Noronha SJ, reiterated the importance of ‘MAGIS’ in one’s life and gave the students valuable insights about their life in SJPUC.
Mr.C.R.Rajendra enumerated the rules of the college and the many facilities it offers to the students.
The gathering witnessed the impressions of the three high scorers each from Arts, Commerce and Science streams in their board exams 2015, sharing their success stories and experiences. Our Guest of Honour, Dr.Carl Britto, A RHODES scholar and our old student uplifted the spirit of the students to make a difference in the world holding their motto ‘ Faith and Toil’ close to their hearts.
Orientation programme for the first year PUC will be held on 13th June 2015 at 8.15 AM.
World Environment Day (5 June 2015) was observed on 6th of June 2015 at SJPUC. Various activities to sensitize our students on the importance of conserving the environment were organized. The day`s activities were divided into two sessions. In the first session the student were shown a documentary on global warming and its catastrophic consequences.
The second session witnessed interesting and interactive presentations, debates and skits, poster making, photography, caricature and sketching competitions on the topic ‘Human Impact on environment problems and solutions’ were also conducted.
The ICPE mission conducted a retreat for our catholic students at St.Joseph`s Boy`s High School chapel. It was an enriching experience. The sessions touched upon topics of self awareness and addictive habits. The boys were motivated by various speakers through testimonies that spoke about God`s unconditional love for us. The afternoon session focused on the presence of Holy Spirit in our lives. The session concluded with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Ignitors conducted a three day personality development programme from 3rd to 5th of June 2015 for the 2nd year students.
They dealt with topics such as gender sensitivity, human rights, decision making, leadership skill, conflict management to name a few.
The sessions were highly interactive and informative. The programme contributed a great deal to the overall development of our students,