As part of our efforts to inculcate in students the appreciation of and respect for India's rich heritage and diversity, and also to reinforce in them national pride and respect for all, the school celebrates a number of functions including Holi, Easter, Grandparents' Day, Raksha Bandhan, Gokulashtami, Independence Day, Ganapathi Pooja and Visarjan, Teachers' Day, Dassera, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Makar Sankranti and Republic Day.
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October every year. It’s on this day that it’s believed the dead and living worlds collide and the dead can walk amongst the living. Children and adults alike celebrate the spooky occasion by dressing up in costumes. The idea is that by dressing up, you are avoiding being recognised by the 'ghosts' that come back to Earth on this day.
Diwali falls on the 7th of November this year! Diwali is a festival geared towards family and friends, gift giving, prayers and more. The Festival of Lights is an ancient festival that represents the constant battle between light and dark, good and evil. Houses are decorated with candles and colourful lights. Every year families and friends exchangeDiwali gifts and share meals with each other.
Each and every year, Christmas Day falls on 25th December! The special occasion is recognised on a spiritual level by Christians as the day Jesus Christ was born. Christians attend church on this day and gather with family. Christmas traditions include decorating one's home with festive season symbols such as a Christmas tree, mistletoe, candy canes and more! A delicious meal is shared between family members and gifts are commonly exchanged.
This year it falls on the 21st of April. This Christian holiday is traditionally celebrated in South Africa over the course of four days. The long-weekend starts with Good Friday and ends with Family Day. The occasion is celebrated with the greatest joy! Easter is a time for family, friends and the Easter bunny! Families gather to share a meal on Easter Sunday, and children partake in an Easter-egg hunt organised by the adults.