Congratulations to Abhay Banda, Winner of ‘ITL Hyderabad Open’ Tennis Tournament (Boys U-14 Category)

Congratulations to Abhay Banda, winner of the Boys U-14 category in the ‘ITL Hyderabad Open’ Tennis Tournament. With a scoreline of 4-2, 1-4, (8-6), Abhay was also awarded a cash prize for his marvelous achievement. Good job Abhay!



We are proud to announce that Prajwal of Grade 11 has won first place in the U/18 category of Tour of Glory, a four-day multi stage road cycling race, starting from Bengaluru to Nelamangala to Channarayapatna and finally ending at Chickamagalur in Karnataka. Kudos to our young passionate cyclist who is all set for the Finals to be held shortly! Well done, Prajwal! Keep it up!

Bridging the Gap Between Sancta Marians and Top Universities

Sancta Maria International School has been providing its students exceptional career counseling sessions, wherein representatives from leading international universities are visiting and advising them about choosing the right courses/ subjects and the best career options as per their areas of interest.

These sessions have been enabling our students to gain educational information, develop their decision-making skills, cope with the current challenges and learn and explore more about their educational interests. The direct interaction between the students and the University representatives is also enabling them to gather latest information about various programs and courses being offered and how best they can benefit from the same.

We strongly feel that exposing students to an informative and supportive environment, especially in their higher grades, prepares them for a successful academic career.

Apart from visits from German International College and 12 leading U.S. universities, we had Mr. Ramesh Mishra from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies interact with our senior school students about forming the right connections and doubling their potential. Apart from introducing them to the NMIMS experience, he spoke about their substantial collaborations with some of the top organizations across the world.

A Game ‘Spinning’ Performance by Darsh Abhinay

Congratulations to Sancta Marian Darsh Abhinay (Grade 8 ) for having enabled the International Cricket Club score a 4-run win over Lucky XI in the A-3 Division one-day league cricket championship on Sunday.

In his very first HCA League Match of the season, the 13-year-old leg spinner picked up six wickets giving away just ten runs, at a juncture when his opponents were cruising at 63/3 needing 29 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand and 24 Overs left.

It was at this crucial stage that Darsh was introduced and he completely turned the tables and transformed the scenario by taking a wicket with his very first ball that resulted in a stunning caught & bowled, breaking the partnership. Darsh left everyone fascinated by destroying the opposition in a span of 4.4 Overs.

Here’s his analysis: 4.4 – 2 – 10 – 6 wkts. Darsh’s team (which was all out for 91 in 26 Overs), won the match by 4 runs.

Our Budding Badminton Champ!

Kudos to our young budding badminton talent, Samiha of Grade 4, for being amongst a select 8 of 400 young badminton champions, who had the opportunity to interact with Olympic Gold Medalist, Carolina Marin, and other prominent badminton champions, Sai Praneeth and Satwik Sairaj (Hyderabad Hunters) at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Good Job Samiha! We are proud of you and hope to see you grow as an ace badminton player in the years to come! Sancta Maria celebrates your dedication and determination and here’s hoping that this unique opportunity paves way for you to serve, smash and win many matches in the future! #SanctaMaria #Whereeverychildiscelebrated

Cooking Without Fire

Cooking is pretty much like painting – there are only some ingredients, just like there are only
some colors. It is the way in which one combines them that makes all the difference.

This activity season has begun with a bang and each activity session unfolds a new mystery.
‘Cooking without Fire’ is one such mystery that unfolded yesterday with its very first session.
The activity has seen enthusiastic participation from myriad quarters.

The Master Chef for the day – Ms. Shraddha

Ms. Shraddha Misra is a teacher by profession. Her passion for children also extends into
cooking delicious, lip-smacking dishes for them. Cooking for her is a hobby and part of “me-
time”, as she calls it, where she cherishes the moment with the ingredients around her, to
create some delectable recipes. She believes in the therapeutic charm of cooking and calls it a
‘stress buster’. Through ‘Cooking without Fire’, she has used her passion and creativity to come
up with yet another mouth-watering healthy snack recipe.

A runner’s advice

Recently, an enlightening speech was delivered to the students of grades 7 to 12 by Dr. Rajat Chauhan, accompanied by Mr. Ankush. Dr. Rajat is an ultra-marathon runner and a specialist in Sports-Exercise Medicine and Musculo-Skeletal Mesotherapy. He is the founder of La Ultra – The High, an intense marathon, taking place in Leh Ladakh. This marathon covers a distance of two hundred and twenty two kilometres. Dr. Rajat is also the associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He strongly believes that educating the public with the knowledge of pain is extremely significant in daily lives.

Within the presentation, the importance of proper posture was elucidated to the young ones. It was explained to them how the continuous use of technology of this generation has led to an indecorous posture of the body, which can ultimately lead to everlasting pain in the back and neck. To solve this problem, Dr. Rajat shared various exercises to minimize and resolve the discomfort, demonstrating and encouraging the students to follow along. Dr. Rajat also shared his experience in the marathon, the struggles he faced, and the success he gained. He explained that hard work and determination are required to complete this marathon.

Towards the end of the illuminating lecture, the students were asked if they were interested in participating in the marathon, and the replies were quite enthusiastic. Dr. Rajat emphasized the importance of regular exercise in order to prepare for this race, and shared some essential tips for success in this endeavour.


 Sana Shaik, Sub-Editor

Who I am today

As the year comes to an end

Gaining the knowledge to heal and to mend

Our eyes were wide and filled up with tears

As our hearts beat fast and overcome its fears

We had a few stops along the way,

But that made me who I am today

What a wonderful year it has been

With all the things I’ve done, all the places I’ve seen

I met a girl who sailed the sea

To have the chance of her and me

I met a man tall and sweet

Who never gave up and never retreat

We had some silence along the way

But that made me who I am today

We are in a story, with a future untold

But we will handle it as it’ll unfold

We might have troubles, our grades a bust

But we’ll never give in and bite the dust

We had a few fights along the way

But that made me who I am today

We had a few issues and forever more

But don’t give up it’s your time to soar

You’d had a few hitches along the way

But that made you who you are today