When we talk about the most established schools of Udaipur, we come across several names. In these, the only girls’ convent school in Udaipur is St. Mary’s Convent Sr. Sec. School. It is the school where every parent in the city wants their daughter to be educated, and as mentioned above it is the only girls’ school in the city and yes, undoubtedly this is the significance of this school.
‘St. Mary’s of the Angels’ as they call it! There are certain things only and every St. Marian can relate to.
‘St. Mary’s we Love You’ ❤
This is the school anthem of St. Mary’s and this anthem is something that every Marian has learned by heart.
Here it goes: “…And now we give you thanks,
For all we have and are,
We know you’ll guide us well,
Until we have crossed the bar”
Tying the ‘Blue Ribbon’ 🔷
Daily checking of the Blue Ribbon in the assembly was something every Marian was afraid of. And let me add, more afraid than being caught for riding without a helmet! Tying the Blue Ribbon on pony-tails and braids was a part of wearing a perfect uniform!
Late Comers Making a Separate Line! 😒
Making a separate line and standing until the assembly got over and then listening to the yelling PT Sir; filling the latecomers’ remarks in the diary, who can forget it!
Sick Room and the Green Curtains 😐
The sick room is where all of us (I mean we all Marians) have been to once every year; some coz of being really sick and some coz of skipping physical training periods!
Games Period Shenanigans 🎾
Not playing and hanging out with friends and talking about life- yes, literally life, was the motive behind going for a Games Period.
The Fear of the Term ‘SISTER’ 👀
Shouting in the class and enjoying would suddenly come to an end as soon as we heard: ‘Sister is here’. Even the teachers used to scare us taking their names! Mostly it was referring to Sister Principal.
Do you remember how many times you were caught by sister principal!?
Preparations for the Assembly 👩👩👧👧
Have you ever come across a St. Marian preparing for her assembly? Oh no, you would like it haha. The brainstorming to get an apt topic for assembly, the rehearsals, the selection of musical instruments and making it as top-notch as possible was something I did until my end years at the school!
Houses at the School 🏠
Why am I in Shastri House this time? I wanted to be in Pratap! Gosh…! I know you people can easily relate to it!!!!
Cultural week followed by the 25th December Celebration 🎅
The cultural week was one of the biggest events in my school time. And a great escape from studies and a way to showcase our talents.
That Craze of Wearing a Saree on the Day of Farewell 👸
The best part of being in the 12th class was wearing a Saree (with a lot of restrictions back then in school) on the day of farewell.
The Random Bag Checking 😁
Yeah, I still mourn over my lip-balms and combs!
The Ego Issue, as they say! 😎
In our lives, we have always listened to this- ‘St. Marians have an Ego Issue’! Haven’t you ever heard this? :p
And how can we forget our domestic staff, office staff and all the teachers and PT drills and parade practices? We have all gone through this to become what we are today. Kudos to us and to St. Mary’s!
Tell your memories of being in St. Mary’s Convent; I shall love to read ‘em all 🙂
PS: I’m Also a Marian 😇
VandanaJanuary 4, 2018 at 5:29 pm
Oh how much I relate to all these things. I remember one of my friend was apt in cutting the ribbon with teeth to share with ones who forgot. And yes, the cultural week and preparations were the best time to connect with seniors and juniors as well. So many memories, always bring tears. St. Mary’s we love you
Fouzia MirzaJanuary 4, 2018 at 5:43 pm
memories the school gave us. <3 🙂
AnonymousJanuary 4, 2018 at 6:31 pm
St. Mary’s we love you ❤️
Saurabh PatwariJanuary 4, 2018 at 7:38 pm
We need for St. Paul’s also 🤣
Fouzia MirzaJanuary 4, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Soon there will be, for paulians too 🙂
AkarshiJanuary 4, 2018 at 8:21 pm
I will surely miss these days of my school after farewell…. I can complete relate to everything told in this…the preparation for cultural week is the best part…going out in every period for the practice… And many more….Love Uh St. Mary’s …<3…we will miss uh a lot…
Rashmi Mehta naharJanuary 4, 2018 at 10:09 pm
St. Mary’s..u are indeed unforgettable one of the best part of my life.
ShaheenJanuary 4, 2018 at 10:13 pm
Very well written. I can relate to all the above things.. Miss the school days.. St Mary’s we love you 😘
kritikaJanuary 4, 2018 at 11:30 pm
St. Mary’s we love you ♥♥
Fouzia MirzaJanuary 5, 2018 at 11:39 am
she used to make the whole class recite this!!! how can I forget!!
Fouzia MirzaJanuary 5, 2018 at 11:41 am
I think each one of us passing from the school wants to go back in time 🙂
Bushra khanJanuary 5, 2018 at 2:57 pm
But above all we still love it . 😊😊
AryanJanuary 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm
Hope to see Paul’s too.
Fouzia MirzaJanuary 6, 2018 at 11:00 am
yes soon 🙂
NamrataJanuary 6, 2018 at 10:32 am
Amazing lines.. I just noted them in my notebook. Thanks for sharing.
Fouzia MirzaJanuary 6, 2018 at 10:59 am
yes, I know, hence written under things that I miss. these were there when I studied 🙁
GunjanJanuary 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm
we were not allowed to wear saree on our farewell………
muniraMarch 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm
M also a marian…nd very well said..😍
But now on farewell days only a gown is allowed to wear…sarees are not allowed