PRINCIPAL’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2019-20
Good evening to all of you. It is with prodigious pleasure that I stand before you to present the 17th annual report of our great institution for the academic year 2019-20.
St. Paul’s International School, one of the best schools in Kerala, has been imparting the best quality education to thousands of students for the last 17 years of its excellence. The academic year 2019-20 commenced on 6th June, 2019 with a retreat. We have a group of diligent and focused students who are set in the pursuit of learning. At present we have Pre- KG, K.G and Classes I to XII in the school. We have Science and Commerce streams in Senior Secondary section. Great teachers have the power to touch the heart and soul of many a student to ignite the love for learning. The strength of our school is our faculty. There are 73 members on the teaching staff and 35 members on the non-teaching staff who are well experienced, dedicated, loving and caring.
Our eleventh batch of 50 students were presented for the Class X examination in March 2019. Our school secured 100 percentage pass result. We are really proud to say that of the 50 students appeared for the public examination, Anna Elizabeth, Raisa Parvin N A, Archana Rose Reji and Olivia Paul secured A1 in all subjects. The topper of Class X was Anna Elizabeth and she scored 98.4 %. Our school secured 100 percentage pass result in Class XII public examination also. Of the 38 students appeared for Class XII examination, 10 students secured more than 90%, 22 students passed with distinction and 6 with first class. In Science batch Vaibhavi G Rao topped with 94.2 % and in Commerce stream Ann Mary Joffy was the topper with 93.6 % of marks. I may use this opportunity to thank the parents and teachers of Class X & XII students who gave all support and encouragement to the students to come out in flying colours. I congratulate the students whole heartedly who brought glory to the school through their outstanding performance. I am very happy to announce that three of our students were the national toppers in various subjects. Anna Elizabeth of Class X was the national topper in Science and Social Science and Liya Maria Tony was the national topper in English. Maria Roy of Class XII was the national topper in Biology.
We have inaugurated the alumni website on 24th November 2018. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that many of alumni are studying in the prestigious institutions like IITs, NITs, IISERs, Govt. Engineering Colleges, Medical Colleges, Central Universities and some are preparing for the CA examination.
Activities and celebrations of the School
World Environment Day was celebrated in school. As a part of the celebration, saplings were exchanged among students.
The students of L.K.G were welcomed to St. Paul’s International Kinder Garten on 12th June, 2019 through the initiation programme called Vidyarambam. Mr. Sippy Pallipuram, the renowned writer of children’s literature was the chief guest for the programme.
To develop reading habits among students, separate class room library has been set up in various classes. Reading day was inaugurated in the school on 19th June, 2019 and the Chief Guest was Mr. Jaleel Thananth, Balajanasakhyam Coordinator, Kalamassery.
Inauguration of Balajanasakhyam was held on 4th July by Poet, Mr.Cherukunnam Vasudevan Nair. Mr. Jayan Century, film, serial and mimicry artist entertained our children with his performance. Malayalam Department and Balajanasakhyam of our school conducted kaliyarang and chiriyoga the same day. Mr. Vivek T.P, R J Singer and Mr. Sunil Kumar S.V, Yoga Trainer took the classes.
A few vibrant students of our school were invested with the responsibilities of School Captain, School Vice Captain, House Captains and Vice-Captains and SPIK Captain of the school in the investiture ceremony. Master Sohail Sanjay Moideen and Kumari. Raisa Parvin N A were selected the School Captain and School Vice Captain respectively. Master Abhinav. S of UKG was selected the SPIK Captain. It was held on 16th July, 2019 and the Chief Guest for the ceremony Captain Raja Vinod, Director, Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology, gave away the badges to the newly elected leaders who were set for the office.
International Yoga Day
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment and harmony between man and nature. June 21st is celebrated as international yoga day. It was celebrated with lot of activities and yoga exercises in the special assembly conducted in the school.
SEED club of our school and pisciculture was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. S. Sitaraman on 24th July. Mr. Rony John, Social iniative executive of Mathrubhoomi and Mr. Akhil, SEED Co ordinator, felicitated the function.
The Annual Cultural Fest, the biggest and the most awaited event of the school, was held on 26th and 27th July 2019. It provided a platform for the young talents to bloom and shine, leaving the audience to gape in wonder. The fest gave the students a perfect opening to utilise their unlimited energy and untamed potential in the right path. Justice C.N.Ramachandran Nair, was the chief guest for the inauguration of the meet and he inspired our students to bring out their best performance in the competition. The off stage competitions were held on 28th and 29th June, 2019. SPIK Talents day was conducted in the school on 22nd and 23rd July.
Exhibition will encourage bright students as well as weak students to learn the concepts in a practical way. It will help the students and teachers to interact with each other which will help in the learning process of a student. Science, Social Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Languages, G.K, British Council, Art and Craft work exhibitions were conducted in our school on 29th and 30th July, 2019. The charts, still models and working models presented on various subjects had an excellent standard. The participation of the students and parents was very much encouraging. The chief guest for the inauguration was Dr. Venu.P, HoD of Mechanical Engineering department, SCMS college, Karukutty.
We should never forget the sacrifice and courage shown by our great leaders for the freedom struggle. The 73rd independence day of our nation was celebrated in the school and it helped students to develop patriotism in their minds.
As a part of SEED club activity Karkidakakanji was prepared in the school on 16th August and it was distributed to the students and grand parents. Dr. Siju .C. Thomas of Ayurgiri Hospital took a class on the importance of karkidakakanji.
Our school has been conducting All Kerala Inter school Basket ball tournament for the last many years. This year it was conducted in our school on 29th, 30th and 31st August 2019. Under 17 category, Bhavans Girinagar and under 14 category, Assissi Perumpilly were the winners. In both categories our school was the ruuners up.
Teacher’s day was celebrated in the school on 5th September. Students acknowledged the hard, dedicated and devoted service of teachers. Several programmes were staged by students and the whole school rose in thunderous applause as the event came to an end.
It was celebrated with great pomp and show in the school on 7th September. Poet, Mr. Shaju Kulathuvayal was the Chief Guest at the school festivities. Our students made a very big and beautiful floral carpet the same day. The mega thiruvathira, pulikali, group song, banana eating competition, arrival of king Mahabali etc were some of the spectacular items performed in connection with onam celebration.
Playing outside helps children to develop their learning abilities. Out door play is great for encouraging children’s creativity. It also helps them to be healthy. We renovated the existing Children’s park and added many more play items for our children. It was inaugurated on 19th September.
Paulian Kinder Fest 2019.
To provide a chance to the kindergarten children for exhibiting their talents, our school organized the Paulian kinder fest in our school on 5th October,2019. 13 schools took part in the competition. All the participated schools opined that it was very well organized. Certificates and prizes to the winners of the competition and trophies to the winner and runner up schools were distributed in the valedictory function.
The first all Kerala inter school graffiti competition was conducted in our school on 10th October, 2019. Nine schools participated in the competition. The first five prize winners were given cash awards and certificates. The Chief Guest of the valedictory function was Mr. Somji, Artist and Lalithakala Academy member.
Keralapiravi and publication of books
Keralapiraravi was celebrated in the school in a grand manner with many cultural programmes. The same day two books written by our students were also published. Kumari Athene Elizabeth Jolly of Class IX published her collection of poems titled The unicorn of my dreams. Edavelayile Eenangal, a collection of poems written by 23 students of our school was also released on 1st November. Both the books were released by Prof. Thomas Mathew. The Guest of honour was Prof. Dr. C.V.Mohan Bose.
It is celebrated across India to increase awareness of rights, care and education of children. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Children’s Day was celebrated in our school. Our students staged many cultural activities on children’s day.
Study tour is a well planned activity and the school make all arrangements for the tour in advance. This year 94 students from Class X to XII and 9 teachers of our school will go on a study tour to Amristar, Chandigarh, Kullu and Manali from 27th November to 6th December, 2019. All the arrangements for a safe and happy journey has already been arranged. Class wise study tours are also planned for other classes.
Sports and Games
We give much importance to physical and health education in the school. The annual athletic meet of K.G was held on 18th October. Athletic meet of Classes I to XII will be held on 17th and 18th December, 2019. Inter house skating, foot ball, and basket ball tournaments were conducted in the school.
Workshops and Training Programmes
A number of training programmes and workshops had been conducted for the teachers by our school management. Our teachers and Principal attended them. Training programmes include three day residential training programme on Transactional Analysis, workshops in Mathematics, Science, English, Social Science, Computer Science, IP, Hindi, Physics and Physical Education. In addition to this, our teachers attended many capacity building programmes organized by CBSE.
Club activities provide the students various opportunities to cultivate interests in caring, sharing, scientific experiments, general knowledge, developing literary skills etc. It also helps them to learn better social skills, critical thinking and team work. We have in our school the clubs such as Language and reading club, Mathematics, Science, Philately, Numismatics, ICT, Nature, Music, Dance, Chess, Art and Craft, Balajanasakyam, SEED club etc. These clubs have been organizing useful and interesting activities for developing the innate talents of our students
Student Empoerment programmes
Chalachitra Shilpashala was conducted in the school for the students of VII and VIII on 22nd June. Mr. Sabu Pravadas, Art director and Film actor Mr. Charlie were the Resource persons.
A class on Astrophysics was held in the school for the students of Class X and XII on 22nd June. The class was taken by Prof. Atul R.T of CUSAT.
Mr. Joseph. V.T, Senior Principal of Ideal Public School, Kuttipuram took a motivation class for VIII Std. students on 15th July.
Hard ware assembling and trouble shooting workshop was organized for the students of Class XI on 3rd August. The class was taken by Mr. Sijad.
As a part of World Space Week celebration, Mr. Ramachandran Rao, Scientist of ISRO, gave a lecture on space for the students of Class VII, VIII,IX and XI on 14th October.
Dr. Remya and Dr. Elicita of Ernakulam Medical College took a class on junk food for the students of Class III and IV on 25th October.
Students of Class IV were taken to Trikkakara fire station to make them understand how does it work and how do firemen help people on different occasions.
Inter School Competitions and achievements
Ishitha.M.Sujith of LKG has secured 1st prize in Malayalam story telling competition conducted by Rotary Club.
Vasiharan of UKG won 2nd prize both in Spell Bee and word building contest organized by Amrita Vidyalayam.
.L.Viswak of Class VIII was selected to play under 13 Ernakulam Basket ball team.
Aamir Zidane of Class IV received first prize under 10 category in the 5th National foot ball championship organized by AIFF.
Udayshankar Singh of Class X won first prize in the quiz competition conducted by Swadeshi Science Movement.
Gokul Krishna Sreehari of Class II and Adarsh R Pillai of Class X swam across Periyar river and won prizes.
Mathew John of Class IX took part in the Karate tournament and won 2nd prize in fighting, 3rd in kata and 1st in group kata.
Sandra Saji of Class XII secured 2nd position in drawing competition.
Baghath Krishna.K.V of VIII Std. won 1st prize in the interschool chess tournament under 14 category.
AISAT conducted a drawing competition and Manasa.V.Payyeri of Std. X got 1st position in the competition.
Sohail Sanjay Moideen, Pranav Sajeev Nair and Navin Shibu won first prize in the instagram competition conducted by Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi School.
Anagha Tom and Alisa.Mariam Chandyson of XII Std. bagged 3rd prize in the quiz competition organized by NIT, Calicut.
Toc H School conducted an interschool debate competition on 27th August and our school debate team consisting of Sohail Sanjay Moideen and Navya Vijay of XII Std. won first prize.
Santhwana Institute of Counselling organised an Elocution competition on 14th October and Aruna S Nair of Class IX won third prize in the competition.
St. Albert’s College conducted an elocution competition on 26th October. Following students of our school won prizes.
English Elocution :
First : Aruna. S.Nair
Second : Vaidehi Varma
Third : Jovina Roy
First : Vaidehi Varma
Second : Raisa Parvin N A
Third : Navya Vijay
Alfiya Riyas of Class X participated in the CBSE State athletic meet and won 2nd position in 400 metres running race.
Our school has excellent infrastructure facilities. This year our school management has decided to construct a five storeyed builing in our campus in a phased manner. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on 12th August,2019 by His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Kalathiparambil, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Veropoly. The work has already been started and we hope that it will be completed in two years.
Parent Teacher Interactions
It is with profound sense of gratitude that I record the contributions of parents to the process and well being of the institution. A good rapport is maintained between parents and staff. Parent Teacher interactions are held after the examinations. We really thank the parents for their love and affection they have shown to the staff members and the management.
Our School is really indebted to the Patron, His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Kalathiparambil, whose blessings touch the personal and professional lives of the entire school community. All the infrastructural developments show the concern and love of our Patron towards the SPIS family.
I take this opportunity to thank the school management for their guidance, support and co-operation. I do need to specially mention our school Director, Rev.Dr.Douglas Pinheiro, for all his timely advice, guidance, support, help and co operation given to us for the development of the school and for the personal and professional growth of each staff.
Mr. C.C.Raphael, Manager of the school plans and implements many things for the infrastructural development and he makes arrangements for the various scholastic and co curricular activities.
Before I conclude, with heart full of gratitude, I remember parents, teachers, students, well wishers and public who tried to uphold the name of this institution. I thank all the members of the staff who have been co-operating with me in various activities. I am fully aware that the success of each and every activity in the school was due to the commitment and hard work of our staff and students. I hope the school will scale greater heights in the years to come.