On 14th August, 2017, the school celebrated the Nation's 71st Independence Day and it was spectacular to say the least. The whole school which means 3200 boys gathered in the junior school field.
The ball was set rolling with an instrumental performance by the middle school boys strumming the tune 'the waving flag'. Soon after, there was a solo violin recital, 'Saare Jahan Se Accha'. Next came a meaningful poem on independence. The cheerful boys of the Junior School draped in colours of the Indian Flag and the Indian Army danced to songs depicting love for their country. The seniors followed it with a speech. A medley of songs by the middle school boys on love, unity, and the will to risk one's life for the safety of the country, mesmerized the audience. The seniors then set the stage on fire with a dance performance. The respected chief guest, Col(retired) Davindra Nath Tankha, AVSM ,an ex-student of the 1952 batch, then addressed the gathering. He also presented the school a photograph depicting "THE COMING OF ST.COLUMBA TO ION". This was followed by another patriotic song "Aye Mere Vatan ke Logon". The show culminated with the Principal, Br. E.V. Miranda addressing the august gathering and leading the entire school in the Pledge. All joined in the National anthem that followed.
Teachers Incharge : Mrs.L.Bhasin , Mrs. N.Sehgal, Mrs. P. Arora
Mrs. S. Shaji, Mrs. A. Kaur, Mr. Mac Donald Samuel
Mrs. R. Sharma