Holy Cross School celebrates its 12 Annual Day. I am presenting the report of all the activities held during the academic session 2014-15.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision of pursuing authenticity, creativity and excellence in learning is the clear statement of our intention. We enable and celebrate learning that is connected, real and engaging. Our students and staff carry high levels of creativity, expectations and ownership producing the excellence and quality that is apparent in our school. The definition of this vision is in statement such as “being significant and highly influential” – not only within the lives of our children but also within the education field. Our school is marked with difference and creativity further being ardent in pursuit of this goal.
In congruence with Holy Cross Charism, we focus our attention on information, formation and transformation of the young entrusted to us. We aim at the holistic development of the human person and education for us is a means to reach that goal. We educate the mind and the heart of the students entrusted to our care, so that they become intellectually enlightened, morally upright and emotionally integrated persons in the society. To impart education is not a profession but the way of life.
Theme for the Year
Live the Life Joyously is the motto of our school, it was the theme for the year. The entire year we concentrated on this theme.
The new academic year commenced after the summer holidays on second June. Rev. Fr. Antony NainanParambil, the Vicar of the Aikarachira Church, led the prayer service and blessed the school along with the Fr.JohnyThekemaly, The Principal, Jijo Sebastian, The School Administrator, Alexander Cheruvil and Jose Sarpathil. The newly appointed principal rev. Fr. JohnyThekkemaly and Br. Jaison were introduced and welcomed by Rev. Fr. Jose Sapathil. The new students were welcomed with a flower.
“Success depends on effort and it is the sum of small efforts.” We are happy to convey the glad news that our students of class X, who appeared for All India Secondary School Board Examination, had passed with flying colours. We achieved 100% results with high distinctions. We take this opportunity to congratulate the students for their excellent performance and warm wishes for the bright future ahead. CBSE has introduced measures to reform education. CCE–A Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation is implemented in our school from class one to ten. CCE removes stress in learning and provides opportunities to the children to participate in various activities and helps them to earn better credits. The principal and teachers meet the parents periodically to discuss the overall performance of their lads, especially class 9 and 10. Several students secured scholarship in PCM, Asia scholar ship, gate scholarship and MEC. It is a very remarkable achievement. Congratulations to all the participants and kudos to the winners to the scholarships.
The success is also the combined effort of the teachers whose supreme art is to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. We are fortunate to have a cadre of 22 teachers, well trained, well experienced, dedicated and capable of fulfilling the demands of the growing modern generations of students. Apart from the various core subject’s teachers, we have an enthusiastic team, co-curricular activity teachers for physical education, music, dance, yoga and karate. This helps in exploring and nurturing the innate talents and skill of our promising students. We also have five supporting staff which includes clerical staff and non-teaching staff. There are 520 students on rolls in this academic year.
In general body meeting the new executive members were elected. They support the school in all the activities and actively involved in the school.
Staff Enrichment Program
“Teachers are also learners.” Staying updated is the key to success in any field, especially in the field of education. Our teachers constantly strive to stay updated by attending workshops and various training programmes.
Our facilities include quality infrastructure with full-fledged computer lab, science lab, smart board and well equipped library. We will have two buses for the students for the coming scholastic year. Moreover we have a wonderful playground for moulding future athletes for our country.
Students are divided into houses for various activities to inculcate their all round developments.
On the fine morning of 31 july, deserving young talents for our school were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their school from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence. The prestigious ceremony began with the arrival of the chief guest, rev. Fr. Leo D’souza the provincial superior of the congregation of Holy Cross, South Indian Province, rev. Fr. JohnyThekkemaly, the principal of the school with the head captain sonasebastin and assistant head captain devikaramesh received the chief guest who hoisted the flag. School anthem was introduced on this day.
Various club activities were inaugurated by rev. Fr. Johnythekkemaly with students presenting their charts and programmes in each subjects.
The members of the science club conducted an exhibition on 14th November along with children’s day celebrations.
Independence day was celebrated with great honour and patriotism with Mr.Damodaran Potty, the Children’s counsellor.
Our teachers showed their love and affection to their children and made them feel special on that day by entertaining them with comedy skit, mono act and songs. It was indeed a memorable event for all.
Republic day was celebrated with Mr.Alichen the Panchayat member of Aymanam, hoisting the flag, patriotic speech and march past were conducted on that day.
As a token of gratitude and love students organised small cultural programmes. Teachers had small party games and fellowship meal.
“Life is a celebration of awakening of new beginning and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.”
Onam the harvest festival was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. Students with the help of teachers decorated the portico with a beautiful Pookalm. Payasam was made by the teachers and distributed among the students on the occasion.
Christmas was celebrated with much gravity. In order to make it a memorable one, there were several competitions among different classes. Students of class IX conducted a sale and auction.
The non-teaching staffs of school were felicitated on that day and Christmas gifts were presented to them by Fr. JohnyThekkemaly the principal of Holy Cross School.
Cultural competitions were held with students of four different houses competing with great excitement in a variety of events, like arts, literature music and dance. The second day fests included art forms like group dance, group song, mime etc. In the SahodayaKalosav held at Labour India public School, Managattupally, many students participated and Allan Joy of class X secured first in story writing, MikhilKurian of class X secured 3rd prize in Mappilappattu and Navaneeth of class VI secured 3rd prize in recitation.
Sports and Games
Sports day is an important event in the life of every school. Sports meet was held on October by Rev. Fr. JohnyTekkemaly. The day witnessed an outstanding performance by our students participation in various events. The winners were awarded by Prof. Varghese Mathew,
Fr. Anthony Nainanprampil, Fr. Abraham, Fr. Biju Lawrence and Fr. Alexander Cheruvil.
Run Kerala Run
To support and encourage the national games, our school also joined hands in Run Kerala Run. His excellency Most rev. Antony Jamnik, the bishop from Slovania , hoisted the flag. Rev. Fathers Biju Lawrence, Jijosebastin and Jose Sapathil joined the race along with the Panchayat member Alichen. Teachers and students took part in the event.
The commitment of this institution to society is evident through the charity support and comfort extended by the staff and students to the poor, deprived and the needy. This year a poor family was given 16,000 rupees for the medical assistance of the parent. The amount was collected from teachers, students and management.
It was the spectacular display of our school’s theme for the year. St. Mother Teresas’ life was wonderfully depicted as the best example to live life joyously. It was something different for the children and the parents to see the entire programme.
I thank God almighty for the abundant blessings He has showered upon our school during this academic year. On this happy occasion I am grateful to Suresh Kurup for having consented to inaugurate the function. I do extend our sentiments of gratitude to Fr. Antony Nainaparambil for having presided over the function. I express our thankfulness to the distinguished guests, whose presence graced the occasion. I take this opportunity to thank Fr. JijoSebastin and all the members of the staff and students for their whole hearted cooperation and commitment to the School. I also thank our dear parents and well-wishers for their co-operation and valuable presence. I pray that God almighty continue to bless our institution and all of us in one way or the other related to the school. With these notes I conclude the report thanking one and all.