P.O PAYYAMBALAM  0497-2702035

ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19

It is my pleasure to present the Annual Reporton this auspicious occasion of our 59th Annual Day.

Before I proceed, let me share the loss we had this academic year. Hanan Muhammed Shany, a student of 11th Std passed away unexpectedly. Let her soul rest in peace! I request everyone present here to stand up for a minute in silent prayer.

It is my privilege to showcase the achievements and glories of our school.The school is managed by the Ursuline Sisters of Mary Immaculate and now has about 2100 pupils on roll, 98 teaching and non - teaching staff. We have always been committed to creating an environment in the school which helps the young minds to blossom and provide a platform for individual thinking and holistic development the motto of the school being “Let Your Light Shine”.

On the Academic front, the commendable performance of our pupils in the All India Secondary and Senior Secondary Certificate Examination is a source of great pride.

Out of 114 pupils who appeared for All India Senior School Certificate Examination, 82 obtained distinctions and 32 first classes. In the All India Secondary School Examination, out of 148 pupils, 110 obtained distinctions and 36 first classes. Seven students of class X scored full 100 in English and one scored full 100 in Social Science.

On 23rd June, the PTA applauded the pupils by presenting gold medals and Certificates of Merit. Cash awards were also given for the subject toppers.Hearty congratulations to the teachers, parents and pupils for your great achievements.

School Activities

The school also takes an initiative in the all-round development of the child. On World Environment Day an Awareness Programme about the need to keep our environment clean was held. Saplings were distributed to students to inculcate the spirit of planting and protecting trees.

The famous writer Dr. V S Anil Kumar inaugurated the Arts and Science Club on 19th June, thus commencing the Literary and Cultural Activities.Yoga demonstration and health and fitness class was conducted by Ms. Simmi P to mark the Yoga Day.

Co-curricular activities are held by various clubs to develop a child physically, morally, socially and intellectually and to hone skills in co-scholastic areas. The clubs that function in the school are Maths Club, Health Club, Readers Club, Eco club and G K Club.

‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ or ‘Clean India Mission’ officially launched on 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi initiated people globally towards cleanliness. Teachers and students joined in with great fervor on 5th October by cleaning the campus and the area in front of our school.As per the norms of CBSE, a medical check- up was organized for the students of classes IX - XII and Health and Activity Record is maintained in the school

USSWA

The Ursuline Students Social Welfare Association under the guidance of Sr. Sheeba Alex, the Vice Principal, visits AmalaBhavan every Tuesday, to inculcate the value of sympathy and concern for the deprived class of the society. They provide them with snacks and cheer them through dance and music. USSWA organizes fund raising programmes at various occasions and utilizes the money for the underprivileged.

In – Service Programmes

In keeping with the needs of the present generation, our teachers attended various workshops and orientation programmes organized by the management and CBSE to upgrade their knowledge and update their academic transaction skills and their capabilities. A Capacity Building Programme on Re-modelled Assessment structure for teachers was conducted on 24th November by CBSE.

An Orientation Programme on Recent Trends and Developments in Pedagogy by the Centre for Life Skills Education, School of Education and Central University of Kerala and Sahodaya School Complex, Kannur was conducted on 15th January. To make the Senior Secondary Students alert, a seminar on Cyber Crime and preventive measures was conducted by ShriHariprasad, S I of Intelligence Bureau.

Dr. Sheela Jude enlightened the students of classes VII & VIII on the need for personal hygiene. Sr. TessyKuruvila, Psycho-therapist and student counselor conducted a session on “How to reduce Stress and Examination Fear” for class X. “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. The school organized one day picnics for classes 4th to 9th and excursions for classes Xth and XIIth to Cochin to relieve and relax them from their busy academic schedule.

Celebrations

Due to the floods that affected Kerala, all the celebrations and activities during the academic year had been cancelled by Sahodaya School Complex. Seventy second year of India’s Independence was celebrated with great pomp and show. The Chief Guest of the day was Dr. C RavindranNambiar,Retired Professor, Cochin College, Ernakulam. Programmes highlighting National Integration and Unity of India were the highlights of the day

“Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured as they are the future of the nation and citizens of tomorrow”- words of Jawaharlal Nehru.Children’s Day marked by a Fancy Fete organized by the teachers. The PTA served the staff and pupils with refreshments. The campus was in vibrant colours with kids enjoying by playing games, relishing food and much more.

This year the management has decided to construct a house for a non -teaching staff of the school. The profit of Rs. 1,09,558/- obtained from the Fancy Fete has been contributed to this noble cause.‘Charity begins at home’. The Management, Staff and Students have made this possible by contributing to Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund to help rebuild a new Kerala after the massive destruction.

The contributions are as follows:
School Management Rs. 10, 75,000/-, Staff and students Rs 5,50,000 by cash and kind. Sincere thanks to all our well - wishers for your contributions. 59th Annual Athletic Meet was held on 19th September in the Police Parade Ground. Mr. ShinilKuriakose, Head of the Physical Education Department, Nirmalagiri College, Kuthuparamba instilled the spirit of sportsmanship in the athletes.

FINE ARTS

It’s my pleasure to introduce our budding artists, who made the school proud by their amazing achievements in the various painting competitions at State and National Level. Bhagyasree Rajesh of IInd Std. was conferred 2nd prize in the Indian Council for Child Welfare National Level Painting Competition. She was also conferred 1st prize and gold medal in the painting competition conducted by Kerala State Library Council and Kerala State Co-operative Employees Union. She also won 2nd prize and silver medal in the painting competition conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra.

Sreenandika Sreejith of class VIIIth won Gold medals in various painting competitions conducted in and around Kannur. She was awarded Rs. 5000/- cash award in the Malarvadi State Level Painting Competition.Sreenandika Sreejith and Preethika Pramod of Std VIII won 3rd and 4th position respectively in the State Level Snehasena Painting Competition.

A cash award of Rs. 5000/- was awarded to Sreenanda Prasanth of Std V in the State Level Energy Conservation Painting Competition. Anjeetha Suresh of class XI th –a prodigy in painting received cash award of about Rs. 11,000/- and Gold medal from various competitions conducted.

Martial Art

Karate is a martial art to defend oneself, increase cardio vascular fitness, increase focus and concentration. In the 29th All India Invitational Karate Do Kobudo Championship, Akshara M won the first position in the Girls Individual Kumite 45 to 50 kg category and Swathi Lakshmi secured the second position in the below 20 kg category

Achievements in Sahodaya District Level Competitions:

It is with great pride I share my joy in announcing that our pupils achieved first position in Power Point Presentation, Heritage India Quiz and second position in Science Olympiad. AyshaFazi and Archana Thomas secured first position in Cartooning and Hindi Essay Writing respectively. Anjeetha Suresh and DhwaniSagar were adjudged first position in Painting Water Colour and Collage competitions respectively.

This year only two Games – Shuttle Badminton and Table Tennis were conducted. In Shuttle Badminton, our girls won the overall Trophy securing first position in all the three categories.In Table tennis, we secured the second positions in under 14, under 17 and under 19 categories respectively.Congratulations to all the outstanding achievers.

PTA

A strong PTA is the backbone of an educational institution. I am proud and happy to say that we have an exemplary and well organized PTA to support the day to day activities of the school. This academic year the PTA started its activities by honouring the rank holders on the Award Day. This year they also honoured the teachers for preparing the students and enabling them to score 100 percent marks. They have contributed Rs. 1,00,000/- towards the proposed house construction of a non - teaching staff. Accepting the suggestions of the teachers, PTA also contributed Rs. 50,000/- allotted to celebrate Teacher’s Day, towards the same cause. Our gratitude to the PTA and each member of the Executive Committee for your dedication and service.

FACULTY

And now a word about the staff, both the teaching and non- teaching, who with sincerity devote their time for the pupils entrusted to them. I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to each of you for your team spirit and whole hearted co-operation. May the Lord Almighty shower His abundant blessings upon you and your families.

Before I conclude, a word of gratitude to Rev. Sr. VinayaPurayidathil, Provincial Superior, Sr. Anice Jacob, Superior and Local Manager, all the sisters of the community for your encouragement, guidance and selfless and prayerful support in all our endeavours.

Above all, I thank the Almighty for His constant blessings upon our institution and each one of us. Let His light guide us today and always. May God bless us all!