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Invictus 2018
Nov 28-29, 2018

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Message from the Principal

Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status. — Ken Robinson
Year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Saint John's Academy. We are taking the opportunity to look ahead in the future,examine the current state, and honour the legacy of the school. INVICTUS a literary and cultural competition is organised every year to provide the students a platform that inculcates a sense of competitive spirit, leadership qualities, meticulousness, cooperation and develop self confidence. Co-curricular activities give students an opportunity to develop particular skills and exhibit their non-academic abilities. They are the true and practical experiences gained by students by their own learning. The main aim of education is to foster all-round development of a child. All round development essentially means intellectual, physical, moral and social development.
These competitions groom the students in the “art of living and working together”. It helps to enhance the all round personality of the students to strongly face the turbulent road of the future.
It is a known fact that students pursuing their hobbies achieve better results in their studies. Participation in debates, drama, music, sports etc help in achieving better education. In this competitive era where grades matter a lot, students pursuing any co-curricular activities of their choice are given preference over those who are not involved in any such things.
It gives me pleasure to invite talent from institutions to be a part of this two day literary and cultural festival. This will motivate the participants to achieve goal; to demonstrate determination; persevere to overcome challenges and to understand that hard work and commitment leads to a greater chance of success.

Dr Z Rizvi,
Principal

Guidelines

There are TWO levels of participation Category A and B. Category A is for classes 11 & 12, Category B is for classes 9 & 10.

  • The schools must confirm their participation for Invictus 2018 by Thursday, October 25, 2018, by sending an email to [email protected]
  • The registration link will be available from October 26, 2018.

Teams are requested to bring their school flags for the Inaugural ceremony.

Category A

11-12

Seniors

  • Maximum Participants: 8
  • Minimum Participants: 6
  • Accompanying Teachers: 2
  • Participants of Hindi Debate and Painting must be different.
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Category B

9-10

Juniors

  • Maximum Participants: 8
  • Minimum Participants: 6
  • Accompanying Teachers: 2
  • Participants of Hindi Debate, Painting must be different.
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  • Dress Code: Accompanying teachers should ensure that all the participants are in their proper school uniform with photo identification cards.
  • Point System : Team/Participants will be awarded points as follows:
    1. First: 10 Points
    2. Second: 7 Points
    3. Third: 5 Points
  • Awards for Merit Participation: The team scoring the maximum number of points shall win the 'Best Team Trophy'.
  • Individual Trophies:In addition to the BEST TEAM TROPHIES, individual trophies and certificate will be awarded to all winners and runners up in individual events.
  • Participation Certificate:The participation certificates shall be awarded to all the participating team members
  • Final Decision:The decision of judges will be final and binding.
  • Boarding and Lodging:SJA will provide boarding and lodging to outstation teams only from November 27, 2018, to November 29, 2018.
  • Note:
    1. All valuables like jewellery, camera, laptop, tablet, mobile phone etc will be the responibility of the owner/team leader. The organizers will not be accountable for the loss of any of these aricles or the likes.
    2. Outstation teams will not be permitted to leave the premises during the competition days.
    3. The teams must carry their own articles and requirements for the competitions.
    4. Accompanying teachers must ensure that puncuality and discipline is maintined at all times.
    5. All accompanying teachers must adhere to the time schedule and that their presence is acknowledged 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
    6. Accompanying teachers must ensure that the team stay back till the end of all performances as it will encourage others and instill positive feelings of friendship and respect.
    7. Queries concerning Invictus 2018 are welcome on +91-9415214667, +91-9628272434 or +91-8787030114 or [email protected]

Events

CATEGORY A (Classes 11 & 12)

ON STAGE EVENTS

GENERAL QUIZ

  • Each team will be represented by two members.
  • The questions will be oral and audio visual.
  • The rounds maybe based on knowledge of science, history, mathematics, picture, reasoning, personalities, current affairs etc.

JUST-A-MINUTE

  • Each team will be represented by one participant only.
  • The participant will be given a topic on which he/she will have to speak for a minute.
  • An objection may be raised by the other participants for any one of the following reasons:
    1. Pause.
    2. Hesitation.
    3. Grammatical errors.
    4. Stammer or stutter.
    5. Unnecessary repetition of words, phrase, topic & lifting other participants idea.
    6. Using the same idea under different topics.
    7. Early or late start.
  • One point will be awarded and one point will be penalized for a valid and an invalid objection respectively.
  • At the discretion of the moderator, one or two points may be awarded for humour & wit.
  • One point awarded for speaking for 20 seconds continuously without any valid interjection.
  • One who speaks for the dying second gets a bonus point.
  • Five points will be awarded if the participant speaks for the entire minute.
  • Participant with the highest points wins.

ENGLISH DEBATE

  • TOPIC : Paper polls are more secure contrasted with EVMs.
  • Each team will be represented by two speakers one for the motion and one against the motion.
  • Each speaker will be given 3 minutes to speak. There will be a warning bell after 2 and half minutes and a final bell after 3 minutes.
  • It is left to each school to decide the speaker for the proposition and opposition.
  • Points will be awarded on the following criteria:
    1. Content
    2. Memory.
    3. Diction.
    4. Expression.
    5. Overall presentation.
    6. Rebuttal.
  • There will be a rebuttal session for each speaker for 1 minute only; relevant question or questions will be asked by the opponents on the discretion of the moderator.
  • The questions should be well framed & precise. (No points will be given for asking the questions).
  • The speaker will answer the question asked and be marked for it by the jury within the stipulated time.
  • In case no question is asked by the opponents, it may be asked by the Jury.

HINDI DEBATE

  • TOPIC: हमारी विचारधारा ही हमारी सोच का निर्धारण करती है ।
  • Each team will be represented by two speakers one for the motion and one against the motion.
  • Each speaker will be given 3 minutes to speak. There will be a warning bell after 2 and half minutes and a final bell after 3 minutes.
  • It is left to each school to decide the speaker for the proposition and opposition.
  • Marks will be awarded on the following criteria Content, Diction, Memory, Expression, Overall presentation and rebuttal.
  • There will be a rebuttal session for each speaker for 1 minute only; relevant question or questions will be asked by the opponents.
  • The questions should be well framed & precise. (No marks will be given for asking the questions).
  • The speaker will answer the question asked and will be marked for it by the jury within the stipulated time.
  • In case no question is asked by the opponents, it may be asked by the Jury.

OFF STAGE EVENTS

PAINTING

  • THEME : There is no specific theme and participants are free to paint their imagination.
  • A team comprising two students will represent each school.
  • Each participant will be provided with a chart paper.
  • Participants should have their own stationery
  • Judgement criterion shall be on creativity, design, clarity, content and elements present.
  • Decision of the judges will be final and binding.

COMPUTER GAMES

  • Game: Urban Terror
  • Each team will consist of two members.
  • Only the maps bundled with the game will be used.
  • A match consists of three maps of 10 minutes. Subject to changes depending on the number of participants.
  • The teams will select one map of their choice and the third one will be by draw of lots.
  • A map can end in a draw. In case all the three matches results in a draw, tie breakers of five minutes will take place and the map for the tie breaker will be decided by draw of lots.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.

CATEGORY B (Classes 9 & 10)

ON STAGE EVENTS

QUIZ

  • Each team will be represented by two members.
  • Questions will be based on general science, sports, current affairs, history, geography, literature, wild life and who's who etc.
  • The quiz may have warm-up round, buzzer round, audio-visual round and also a rapid-fire round at the end.

HALF-A-MINUTE

  • Each team will be represented by one participant only.
  • The participant will be given a topic on which he/ she will have to speak for half a minute.
  • An objection may be raised by the other participants for any one of the following reasons:
    1. Pause
    2. Hesitation
    3. Grammatical errors
    4. Stammer or stutter
    5. Unnecessary repetition of words, phrase, topic & lifting other participants idea
    6. Using the same idea under different topics
    7. Early or late start.
  • One point will be awarded and one point will be penalized for a valid and invalid objection respectively.
  • At the discretion of the moderator, one or two points may be awarded for humour, wit or speaking for 15 uninterrupted second.
  • One who speaks for the dying second gets a bonus point.
  • Five points will be awarded if the participant speaks for the entire minute.
  • One extra point for speaking for 15 sec without valid interjection.
  • Participant with the highest marks wins.
  • The decision of the moderator will be final and binding.

ENGLISH DEBATE

  • TOPIC : Presidential System of government is desirable in India..
  • Each team will be represented by two speakers, one for the motion and one against the motion.
  • Each speaker will be given 3 minutes to speak. There will be a warning bell after 2 and half minutes and a final bell after 3 minutes.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.
  • It is left to each school to decide the speaker for the proposition and opposition.
  • Marks will be awarded on the following criteria:
    1. Content
    2. Diction
    3. Expression
    4. Overall presentation and rebuttal.
  • There will be a rebuttal session for each speaker for 1 minute only; valid question or questions will be asked by the opponents.
  • The questions should be well-framed & precise. (No marks will be given for asking the questions).
  • The speaker will answer the question asked and will be marked for it by the jury in the stipulated time.
  • In case no question is asked by the opponents, it may be asked by the Jury.

HINDI DEBATE

  • TOPIC : अपराधी को नही बल्कि अपराध को समाप्त करने से एक मजबूत राष्ट्र तैयार होता है ।
  • Each team will be represented by two speakers, one for the motion and one against the Motion.
  • Each speaker will be given 3 minutes to speak. There will be a warning bell after 2 and half minutes and a final bell after 3 minutes.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.
  • It is left to each school to decide the speaker for the proposition and opposition.
  • Marks will be awarded on the following criteria:
    1. Content
    2. Diction
    3. Expression
    4. Overall presentation and rebuttal.
  • There will be a rebuttal session for each speaker for 1 minute only; valid question or questions will be asked by the opponents.
  • The questions should be well-framed & precise. (No marks will be given for asking the questions).
  • The speaker will answer the question asked and will be marked for it by the jury in the stipulated time.
  • In case no question is asked by the opponents, it may be asked by the Jury.

INVI-TWIN

  • Each team will be represented by two participants only.
  • This event is divided into five sub-events. Each team has to perform all the following events:
    1. Spellathon- Time Limit: 1 minute. One of the team members would be given ten words to spell in quick succession. Correct answer will fetch 1 mark.
    2. Instrumental Music- Time Limit: 1 minute. Any instrument(except keyboard) would be played by one of the team members for the given time. The team has to arrange for their own musical instrument.
    3. Dumb Charades- Time Limit: 30 seconds. In this sub-event both the participants will participate. One of the participants will enact the word while the other participant guesses it.
    4. Folk Dance- Time Limit: 1 minute One of the participants has to present a prepared folk dance in traditional dress for the duration given above.
  • Note: After participating in 4 sub-events the participant will go back stage to dress-up for the folk dance. The participants will present thier dances after all other teams have finish their 4 events.

OFF STAGE EVENTS

PAINTING

  • THEME : There is no specific theme and participants are free to paint their imagination.
  • A team comprising two students will represent each school.
  • The time allotted will be two hours.
  • The use of paint-brush is not allowed instead, the participants will use other means like - tooth-brush, finger, sponge, parts of plants, vegetables, ear buds, cotton, paper napkins, etc.
  • It would be compulsory to use a minimum of 3 to 4 means to create a lasting impression.

COMPUTER GAMES

  • Each school can send one team only for the event Computer Game.
  • Each team will consist of one member.
  • Game: Tekken 3 on PS-Emulator.
  • No cheat codes allowed.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time Event
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:15 am Quiz (Category A, Onstage)
11:00 am Hindi Debate (Category A & B, Onstage)
Painting (Category A & B, Offstage)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Lunch/Break
2:00 pmm Half a minute (Category B, Onstage)
Just a minute (Category A, Onstage)
3:00 pm Computer Gaming (Category A, Onstage)
Computer Gaming (Category B, Onstage)
4:00 pm End of day 1
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time Event
8:30 am Opening Prayer
9:00 am Quiz (Category B, Onstage)
10:00 am English Debate (Category A & B, Onstage)
12:00 pm Invi Twin (Category B, Onstage)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Lunch/Break
2:00 pm Cultural Programme
3:00 pm Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution