The Science Club of St. Joseph’s Convent, Kalimpong was formed in the year 2003 with 18 members under the guidance and support of Rev. Sr. Emelda Sherpa, who was the principal during that year. The coordinators of the club are as follows:
• Miss Ambiha Agniswaran
• Miss Anita Rai
• Miss Nikhat Chisti
• Miss Yangchen P. Panlook
• Mr. Gautam Mishra
• Mr. Dhiraj Pradhan
• Mr. Vikram Chettri
The motto of the Science Club is “Knowledge is Power”. Keeping this in mind, the Science Club and its members have been actively involved in various activities over the years. The methods adopted by the club for the pursuit of knowledge are more practical in nature than totally dependent on theory. With the objective of making learning fun, the Science Club with its coordinators and members has organized the following activities:
• Excursion to places like Science Centre in Siliguri, The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling and Science City, Birla Institute of Technology, Botanical Garden, Indian Museum and Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
• Visits to educational sites like Science centers’, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidhyalaya (Darjeeling), Chemical factories, Sericulture centre, Cinchona Plantations, Flower Nurseries etc.
• Seminar during World Health Day where medical resource persons address students on health and hygiene and interact with them.
• Preparation of students every year for the District Level Science Seminar Competition held at Science Centre in Siliguri. So far two students from the school have qualified for the State Level Science Seminar Competition held at Science City, Kolkata.
• Microscopic displays and power point presentations to give visual experience of many dimensions of Biology.
• Board displays are put up on various scientific issues to broaden the knowledge of students.
• Maintaining a medicinal plant garden.
• Organising fun outdoor games, dance competitions, power point competition and quiz in the school to break the monotony of continuous classes.
• Providing financial help to deserving students to enable them pursue their education.
• Raising funds for the club by organizing canteens on certain days.
At present the Science Club has an outstanding membership of over 500 members. In the coming years, the club members will continue with their efforts to expand knowledge and spread awareness.