CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA, KANNAMALY
ANNUAL REPORT 2017 -18
“The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people.”
A warm and hearty welcome to each one of you.
Time has come to look back and count the blessings that Lord Almighty have showered on us. Adhering to the ideals and principles of Poojya Gurudev, we help our children to explore different areas and nurture every child’s intrinsic curiosity to ensure that they achieve laurels in academic and co-curricular activities, more importantly becoming happy and content with life. It is with great pride and honour that I present the annual report of our vidyalaya in front of this august gathering
We take the modesty to say that we did our best, to do as we had planned and we are proud of our students and teachers who strive hard to achieve beyond expectations. We have focused on the holistic development of the students for the last 15 years from the inception on June 2002. We are a huge and strong family with over 1400students and 90 staff.
Any function in our Vidyalaya is not complete without the mention of our beloved student Gokul S Menon, whose untimely departure left us in tears and has created a void which cannot be filled for a long time to come.
The academic year 2017 -2018 began with a great bang. The achievements of our students in the AISSCE and AISSE were commendable. It was indeed our greatest glory as our school recorded 100% pass for both AISSCE and AISSE. Out of 49 students 3 students got A1 in all subjects and all secured 70% above in AISSCE. Sradha R Bhatt and Srijitha J were the toppers of Science Stream and Pooja Prathap topped the commerce stream in the AISSCE. AISSE results were declared on May 2017. Out of 72 students 10 students secured A1 for all subjects. My hearty congratulations to all the toppers. This year 102 Students will appear for AISSE (X) and 44 Students for AISSCE (XII). Our blessings and best wishes are with them.
The rejuvenating summer vacation came to an end on June 1st. The school reopened on a euphoric note with the chatter of enthusiastic and energetic students.
Our Laurels rest on:
Our vidyalaya has always believed in the overall development of its students. This year too, we witnessed the excellent performance and outstanding growth of our students. Students were given innumerable opportunity as Inter and Intra School competitions, where they could showcase their talents. A long list of prize winners are awaiting us and listing them all would definitely take a very long time; hence I would be highlighting only a few students who have proved their potential in various activities:
For the first time in the history of our school….Anantha Narayana Prabhu C V of class XI received the coveted ‘Bal Sevak Award’.
A V Venkataram Shenoy and Sreenidhi Prabhu of XI B secured 3rd prize for the quiz competition conducted by Bethsada Public School.
Mouthika of Class I bagged the 1st prize for Gita chanting competition conducted by Chinmaya International Foundation.
Aaron William Antony of Class XII won the “Best Artist Award” in the Inter School Cultural Fest conducted by Rajagiri Public School.
Danushma of Class VII was honoured with the Best Cadet Award by the Sea Cadet Cops.
Vyshali A Shenoy of Class VIII bagged the first prize for her entry ‘What Independence Day means to you’ organized by The Hindu. She was 1st among 6000 entries.
Amit Nixon of class X bagged 3 prizes – 1st in Vadipayattu, 2nd in Vallvali and 3rd in Vallpayattu.
Ann Sreya of class VII won Gold medal for kalaripayattu in Ernakulam Kalaripayattu Championship
Bhoomika Kannan of class X won 2nd prize for Inter school Painting competition held by NSS Karayogam.
Akshata Rajesh and Meenakshi Sanal of Class XI became the 2nd runner up for the Inter School Declamation Contest conducted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunithura. Meenakshi Sanal was also selected as best speaker of the same.
Meghana U Shenoy of class X bagged 3prizes – 1st prize for Hindi Essay Writing 2nd prize for gita chanting, 2nd prize for Malayalam recitation
Pranav V Nambi of Class XI secured 28th position in the International Space Olympiad organized by Edu Mithra Intellectual Services.
Shivani Chandra Babu of class II got 1st prize for painting competition organized by Prussian Blue Act Hub.
Brianna Antony Konoth of class III A secured Bronze medal for Long Jump held at Bhavan’s Munshi meet.
Orientations and Workshops
“One child, One teacher, One book, One Pen can change the world”
Training is integral part of staff development at the Vidyalaya. To espouse the feelings of belonging and commitment, empower the staff and to acknowledge achievements and boost morale of the facultythey are encouraged to attend workshops, training programmes and awareness classes. Keeping oneself abreast of new innovations and developments is the key to achieve excellence in any field and knowing that our in-school fortnightly staff meeting and subject meetings add impetus to our profession evolution. In order to enhance the role of teachers and to make teaching process effective, the teachers of our Vidyalaya attended various training programs conducted by CBSE and other institutions.
CBSE conducted capacity building training program for all subjects and the following teachers Ms. Pinky, Ms. Rekha R, Ms. Dhanya, Ms. Iswarya, Ms. Neethu, Ms. Anitha and Ms. Ambika of different departments attended the same.
I am proud to announce that 3 of our teachers Ms. Sujatha S Bhatt, Ms. Seema Sagar and Ms. Rekha B Pai were qualified as CVP Master Trainers conducted by CCMTEC, at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore.
Career Guidance and Awareness Programmes
A career seminar was conducted for students of IX to XII by Shri Shibu Kallarakal, which was also attended by their parents. The session opened up new arenas in front of them. An awareness class for students XII of Commerce stream was organized with Mr. Govind of Logistics Management, Palarivattom as the resource person.
Various other awareness programs were also organized in the vidyalaya for the benefit of students like:
Dr. Sujith, Senior Medical officer of Wellness Care Solutionsconducted sessions on ‘Diarrhea and its cure’, Nutrition, health and hygiene.
Dr. Sreekumar, Director of Lakeshore Hospital, led an awareness session on Life style Disease, importance of yoga and exercise for students, which was also attended by their parents.
Awareness session for Girl students on self defence was conducted by Janamaithri Police station, Mattanchery.
Awareness session on Cyber Crime, by Mr. Dara SI of Police, Cyber Cell, Ernakulam was organized for students of class X to XII.
Awareness session for girls on issues of adolescence and good touch and bad touch were done by Ms. Iswarya, Ms. Sujatha Manoj and Ms. Manju.
Consumer Awareness class was conducted for students by Ms. Figi.
Career guidance class on Marine Engineering was conducted by Mr. Santhosh Kumar, who is also the Parent of Vaishnav S Kumar of IX A. the session briefed about the career opportunities in Marine field.
“Beyond the four walls – world is a stage”
Children of our Vidyalaya have a gist of the outdoor world, which is a living and extraordinary laboratory. They compete with the highly competitive world learning the first lessons of life. To uphold and foster our age old culture and to reinforce the same to our students, we celebrate all cultural festivals and observe days of National and International Importance. We believe in fostering creativity and enhancing leadership skills to our students.
World Environment Day “Dharani “a program that gave importance on developing a connection and commitment to our mother earth and for promoting world peace,was celebrated by our Vidyalaya in a very meaningful way. 5 students of class X conducted a seminar for public and students of St. Sebastian’s Higher Secondary School, Thoppumpady. The program was inaugurated by Shri K Kunjachan the councilor of Thoppumpady. Dharani, set the pace for the beginning of various activities in our Vidyalaya.
International Yoga Day was celebrated in much grandeur. More than 1600 people including students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents participated in the same.
Investiture Ceremony–The school council was formed on 29th June 2017. The responsibility of leading the school was handed over to Amith Krishna the Head boy and Meenakshi Sanal the Head Girl. The office bearers of school parliament took up their responsibility in the presence of Secretary and the Principal of the Vidyalaya.
The Club Life of Chinmayites
To augment our students with necessary life skill and values various clubs like Literary Club, Reading Club, Science Club, Health and Wellness Club and Math Club were formed. As part of these club activities, students of our Vidyalaya visited the first child friendly police station at Kadavanthara and interacted the police personnel. Students of Health and Wellness club also visited Milma factory at Tripunithura.
To emphasis the importance of strong family foundation to our students, our vidyalaya celebrated programs like Father’s Day where many competitions for fathers were conducted in the school premises and Mathrupooja where more than 250 mothers took part in the same.
Ramayana Month Celebration was celebrated so as to foster values and culture and to instill the essence of Ramayana month Akhanda Ramayana Parayanam was conducted. Teachers, Students, students from naighbouring schools, parents whole-heartedly chanted Ramayana from Morning 6.00am to 6.00pm in the evening. Students of Health and Wellness club prepared Karkidaka Oushadakanji in school and distributed to all. Programs like Ramayana Month celebration, Gurupoornima, Gurupadukapooja, Sreekrishnajayanthi, Diwali Celebration, Navarathri Festival, Ganesh chathurti etc… instilled a sense of spirituality in the students.
Special assemblies were organized to celebrate the diversity and multi-cultural ethos of India. Programs like Independence Day, where young Chinmayites paid their tribute to brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the motherland, was conducted in a grand manner. Students also took pledge to make India clean and to rid poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism and casteism from the country.
Gandhi Jayanthi, Hiroshima Day, Teachers Day, Keralapiravi, helped to instill civic consciousness and patriotism among our students.
World Heritage Day was also celebrated by the Vidyalaya in animpressive manner. Artists from Rajasthan in association with SPICMACAY(society for promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst youth)showcased various traditional cultural dance and songs using traditional instruments opening the eyes of students towards our rich Indian Culture and traditions.
As an honour to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, “Chinmayam Kinderland 2017-18” was conducted on November 14th. Mr. Maneesh Thampan a famous music Director and Singer along with Smt. Sreepadmam a popular TV serial artist were the chief guest for the program.
Excelling in skills, marveling the culture and discovering the self – this is what our Melange is all about. School cultural fest Melange 2017was conducted on 27th and 28th July. Shri. Ajith Vijayan amateur theatre artist and cine artist along with Smt. Dhanya Ajith renowned professional mohiniyattom dancer were the chief guests. Kaveri house bagged the overall championship and Saraswathy house emerged as the first runner up.
Onam – A festival that is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state was celebrated in the Vidyalaya with all the traditional fervor and gaiety. The highlight of Onam was Pinnal thiruvathira by studentsand teachers of our vidyalaya under the guidance of Thiruvathiramastero Smt. Malathy G Menon. MLA Shri. Hibi Eden inaugurated the program. We distributed Onapudava and Onam Kit to more than 150 deserving families in and around Kannamaly which instilled in our students the quality of serving others.
Homecoming – The COSA, alumni meet was conducted on 29th September. Around 120 alumni met and Lieutenant Abhay Shenoy put forward certain suggestions for the smooth running of COSA.
Unfurling visual extravaganza – ESPERANZA
Inter school Literary and Cultural Fest, ESPERANZA 2017 was conducted on 31st October. More than 10 schools participated. The Delta Study emerged as the overall champion and Greets Public School as the runner up. Shri Justin Chacko the director of The Crab, a well known cine artist and Producer was the chief Guest.
The Health Regime – monitoring the wellness.
The vidyalaya opens up its wings, moulding the budding pioneers in the field of sports, games and literary events. The annual health check up, the school athletic meet, Chinmaya Cup football tournament all these pave way for evolving the physical and mental ability of students.
Cross country raceconducted by our Vidyalaya saw around 70 boys and girls participating in it. Ajay Krishna of class XII and Tilna Mariya of class VII emerged as the Individual champions.
To encourage our students towards sports, our vidyalaya has started giving special coaching for Cricket in school. Many students are being benefited by the same.
Education for developing the head, heart and hand
To cultivate the habit of reading and to spread the importance of books in ones’ life and to help students for the whole Integrated Development programs like Book Week Celebration, Hindi Week celebration, Art Day etc was conducted by the Vidyalaya.
Seva – the service to humanity
There is a great saying, “Real education fetches you more than a job. It teaches you to live. It cannot be measured in any tangible way.”
Along with their studies our students extend their helping hand to the greater cause of uplifting the less privileged in the society. True to the thought ‘Madhava seva; manava seva’ all the students contribute a fistful of rice to feed the hungry. They also whole-heartedly share their resources with the needy learning the value of service mindedness from a very young age itself.
Students of class XI along with teachers visited the relief Settlement at Palluruthy and donated soaps, tooth pastes, medicines and blankets to inmates.
Students of class IX conducts computer class for the support staff of our vidyalaya. This has enabled the supporting staff to learn the basics of computer and its usages.
The vidyalaya is sending provisions and money to Madhavamand Wayanad.
Class 4 students along with their teachers visited the Sahion Ootushala at Edakochi on Gurudev Aaradhana Day with food packets.
Students also pooled their pocket money and distributed medicines for Cancer patients of Government Hospital, Ernakulam.
Feeling one with the world-
Taking responsibility for actions and reflecting on the consequences fosters civic consciousness and social commitment. In this process the journey is more important than the destination; our students are taking small but definite steps towards the journey where the whole universe is benefited.
Accolades for sadbhavana and sadhana:
Our vidyalaya encourages, trains and appreciates the students to take up good speech and systematic learning as these virtues amount to the much awe inspiring sadhana and sadbhavana. The Subhashi Award, Upcoming Student Award, Best Class Award, Star Student Award are all instituted by us to groom our children into well-rounded humans. We have come up with a novel and maiden initiative of taking our mission pledge a step forward with a video.
I would like to reiterate the commitment of the students and faculty to face challenges and overcome them to maintain and enhance the performance of the Vidyalaya. May I take this opportunity to thank the Vidyalaya Management Committee members, the School advisory board members and our dear parents for your encouragement and suggestions which helped us a lot.
With clear vision and determination to act, we strive to excel in all our endeavors and scale greater heights. Our Gurudev’s eternal presence and blessings motivate us to exceed excellence. Let me conclude by expressing our gratitude to Lord Almighty for guiding us to success. I assure all of you that we shall have reason to be proud and happy in the coming years when we respond to Gurudev’s clarion call “We can, We must.”