Children's Day Trip: This year for Children's Day, the teachers took all Hopetavians out for a picnic. The middle school students went to Rajaji National Park, Ramgarh range and the senior students went to Carberry Acres. There were special arrangements made for us that made the day memorable. There were many fun activities for all the students and also a dance party for the senior girls. After a delicious lunch and wonderful day we returned to school.
District Annual Athletics Meet: The 67th District Annual Athletics Meet 2013 was organized on the 9th and 10th of November at Rashtriya Indian MIlitary College (RIMC), Dehradun. Hopetown did a wonderful job and won 11 gold medals, 15 silver medal and 13 bronze medals. The Under 20 and Open category Women's Championship was also awarded to Hopetown. It is for the second consecutive year that the Hopetown Girls' School has won the overall Women's Championship.
Sports meet and award ceremony: The sports day on 30th October 2013 was an amazing day for everyone – the participants as well as the audience. All the houses showcased the perfectly organised and practiced march-past and highly competitive races. The day brought glory to Emerald house declaring it as the winner of the Athletics trophy and the March-past trophy. The sports meet was followed by the parents-teachers meet and the school art exhibition after which all parents enjoyed tea and went on to witness the award ceremony. The award ceremony rewarded the toppers of the ISC and the ICSE Examination. Diamond house won the Academics trophy. The day seemed too surreal for Emerald house which won the Cock house, Conduct and Sports trophies at the end of the day.
VIRASAT: VIRASAT which means ‘Heritage’ in Hindi, is an annual event taking place in Dehradun in the month of October. Here, all the classical music and dance maestros and master craftsmen are invited to perform at the festival.To enhance student interaction with such artistes and craftsmen,three Hopetavians, Samriti Jain for santoor, Ianthe Isle for vocal music and Sharvi Gupta for Kathak dance, participated in this event and did a commendable job. Samriti Jain even received a medal for her performance.
Raahat : On 19th October, 2013 Hopetown Girls' School and Welham Boys' School staged a joint concert to raise funds for the Uttarakhand Himalayan Tsunami victims at the Activity Center of Welham Boys' School, Dehradun. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Victor Banerjee, a renowned actor. The choirs of both the schools sang two songs, one in Hindi and one in English. The students walked the ramp in a fashion show coordinated entirely by the students themselves. The Jazz dance performance by the students of both the schools was absolutely stunning.The Lyres- Woodstock School's Jazz Band concluded the whole program with songs that had the audience tapping its feet. All in all it was an enjoyable evening with a noble purpose.
Mrs.Ramamurthi Memorial Performing Arts Competition :Like every year, on 27th September, 2013, Hopetown hosted the 3rd Mrs. Ramamurthi Memorial Performing Arts Competition - on String Instruments. Woodstock School, Welham Girls' School, Unison World School and Mussoorie International School participated in this event. Mussoorie International School stood first while Welham Girls' School stood second.
The Doon School 'Young Entrepreneurship Conference': The Doon School hosted the Young Entrepreneurship Conference for the first time on 21st and 22nd September, 2013 where schools from all over India participated. Hopetavians participated in the event and secured the third prize in the Advertisement segment.
DDSCA Inter-School Football Tournament: Hopetown hosted the DDCSA Inter-School Football Tournament from 9th - 16th September, 2013. Both the teams of Hopetown reached the semi-finals. Unison World School secured the first position while Moravian Institute were Runners-Up. Anushka Thakral of Hopetown was awarded the Most Promising Player, Krishna of Unsion World School was awarded the Best Striker and Simiran Singh of Hopetown was awarded the Best Stopper.
Math Quiz: On 14th of September Inter-house Math Quiz was conducted for the Middle School. Four students from each house participated. Ruby House was declared the winner followed by Sapphire and Emerald house.
Partician Badminton Tournament: Hopetavians participated in the Partician Basketball Tournament held in Mussoorie from 8th - 11th September, 2013.