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The School Report of the Academic Year 2015-16

Holy Cross School always aims at holistic development of the human person, so that the students become intellectually enlightened, morally upright and emotionally integrated.

Theme for the Year 2015-16

Glorious Past and Shining Future was the theme for the year.  Through this theme we strived to be in touch with our state’s roots and hoped for a better tomorrow.  Throughout the year we had conducted various programme to instill in our students love for their mother state, Kerala.

VIDHYARAMBAM

The new academic year commenced after the summer holidays on 1st of June 2015 by invoking God’s blessings. Rev. Fr. Anthony Ninanparampil former vicar of Aikkarachira parish blessed the school and the students. And Bro. Joel Mendonca and teacher Alphonsama Joseph were welcomed. Principal Rev. Fr. JohnyThekkemally addressed the students and staff and welcomed all the students to the new academic year. New students were welcomed by presenting them a flower.

Academic Achievements

“Success depends on effort and it is the sum total of all small efforts”. We are proud that the second batch of class X who appeared for the Board examination 2014-15 had come out cent percent results with high distinctions. Aravind A has got full A1 grades in all subjects. Congratulations dear students. Hope the present batch of 10thstd will keep up the same standard of the school.

Scholarships are most often given to students for achievement in academic study. A gift of knowledge can take you to the top of the world to achieve your dreams, turning into a reality. The teachers and management of the Holy Cross School try their best by guiding our students to the path of knowledge by exposing them to various competitions.

Many of our students appeared for different scholarships such as Asia, PCM, Gate, MEC, Sahodayaetc, many of them passed with distinction. Some students got selection in state level and distinct level.Congratulations to all the participants and kudos to the winners of the scholarship

The Staff

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 well trained, experienced and dedicated teachers. This year we have seven new teachers Archana K, Alphonsama Joseph, Siji Mary Jacob, Emily M. K, Athira, Br. Joel Mendonca and Br. Jijo Philip for different subjects. We also have two International guest teachers Nicole Zolli and Sarah Dunsing from Stonehill University, America. Besides them we have also have enthusiastic team of teachers for P.T, dance, music, karate, yoga, school band etc. “Teachers are also learners”. Staying updated is the key to success in any field especially in the field of education.

Facilities

Our facilities include quality infrastructure with full fledged computer lab, science lab, smart class boards and well equipped library, newly installed water purifier, electronic facilities and a generator.  We have two school buses for students. Moreover we have a wonderful playground for moulding future athlets for our country. Now a well equipped language lab is ready for the students.

Co- Curricular Activities

Students are divided into four houses for various activities to inculcate their all round development, co operation and team spirit.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader.”-John Quincy Adams.

On the fine morning of 10 July, deserving young talents of our school were bestowed with the responsibility of leading their school from the front with their commitment, confidence and competence. The Investiture ceremony thus marked a significant beginning of the new academic session. It was a solemn occasion where the young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them by the school.The prestigious ceremony began with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Senior Advocate Mr.A.V George, Mr. Alichan, President of panchayat, Sr.RosalinaMyppan, the former provincial of Sisters of Providence, Kudayampady and Sr.Reji and Rev.Fr. JohnyThekemaly, the principal of the school with the head Captain Nikhil Kurian and assistant head captain Aisha Hakkimreceived the Chief Guest.

The function began with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the Chief Guests together with the Principal, Rev.Fr. JohnyThekkemaly

Rev.Fr.Biju Lawrence, Parish priest of Changalam, Rev.Fr.Jijo Sebastian, administrator of the school and many other fathers and well wisherswere present for the ceremony. The cabinet members marched sprightly and majestically in sync with the beating of the drums to the school ground for the proceedings. The bold music played by the band instilled pride in marching students. They firmly believed that every duty is holy and devotion to duty is the highest form of worship.

The students were given badges, lenyards and sashes as the symbol of their responsibility.

Students are divided into four houses for various activities to inculcate their all-round development, co operation and team spirit. Our school Football team participated in various tournaments conducted in different schools.

Clubs

Club inauguration was held on 30th October 2015. This year our club activities were inaugurated by our principal Rev. Fr. JohnyThekkemally. A full day program was organized by different clubs on that day.

Literary club had conducted a debate on the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phone. They also conducted spelling test. Health club presented a power point presentation based on alcohol and drugs. Mathematics club organized a quiz competition. Science club arranged funny experiments from science. Nature club member cleaned the school campus and formed a garden.

This year the tropical institute of Ecology science, Kottayam, supported by Korean Green Foundation, Seoul, Korea organizing a program the Meenachil river protection. They have selected 15 schools form kottayam district. Holy Cross schoolAymanam is also selected. This project envisages developing a database on the river biodiversity, related traditional knowledge and on conversation issues through a survey including awareness programmes by the students. Nature club students and teachers are doing this activities.

Children’s Day

Children’s day is a day to engage in fun and frolic. Here in the Holy Cross school we celebrated children’s day with great big bang. All were in great joy and the children came dressed like Cha-cha Nehru. After the school assembly, guided by our principal Fr. JohnyThekemmally, the students and teachers went for the children’s Rally which is considered as an integral part of the children’s day celebrations.

At the completion of the rally there was a gathering on the school ground. Our teachers showed their love and affection to the students and made them feel special on that day by entertaining them with skit songs and message. It was indeed a memorable event for all.

Independence day

68th Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and respect at Holy Cross School Aymanam. Principal Rev. Fr. Johnycsc welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest Rev. Fr. Leo D’souza. Head boy Nikhil Kurrian and Head Girl Aisha Hakkim received the chief guest accompanied by school band. Four houses along with their captains did march past. National flag was hoisted by Rev. Fr. Leo D’souza. School choir sung a patriotic song. 68 years since gaining independence, India has emerged as a powerful global force and largest democracy in the world has achieved several landmarks in the fields of sports, space and science and technology.

Republic day

Republic day was celebrated. Mrs. Tessy, the non-teaching staff of Holy Cross School hoisted the tri colour

Teacher’s day celebration

One of the unforgettable day in any teacher’s life is the teachers day celebration. On this day the students showed their love and concern towards the teachers through songs, dance, skit etc. they also give us greeting cards and flowers as a sign of their gratitude to us. They conducted some party games for the teachers. After the celebration in the school all the teachers together went for a boating where we enjoyed being with each other.

“We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are” John Maxwell

CELEBRATIONS

“Life is a celebration of awaking of new beginning and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul”

Onam Celebration

Onam our national festival of Kerala was organized in our school by teachers and students. On August 21st we made Payasam in our own kitchen with the support of staff and students. It was so delicious and got a remarkable and marvelous position in our taste buds. We made floral design and made many programs on that day. We also conducted inter-house tug of war competition, SreemanSreemathiconmpetition etc. during the lunch time Payasam was distributed to all the students.Onam was celebrated with great pleasure and enthusiasm. All were in high spirit and pride.

 Christmas Celebration

We celebrated Christmas on December 18th; Rev. Fr. Bijucsc gave the Christmas message to us. After that house wise competitions like Christmas card making, tree making, fancy dress competition for preprimary and primary students were conducted. Christmas carols were also sung. Students shared snacks and Christmas gifts and all teaching and non-teaching staff exchanged their Christmas gifts with great enthusiasm.

Maintenance day

The non-teaching staff is the integral part of our school. We appreciated and facilitated them on maintenance dayon 18th December along with Christmas day celebration and Gifts were presented to them in a wonderful function.

School fete

It was conducted on 12th December. This occasion brought together the various programs like interschool cinematic dance competitions, margamkali, comedy show, Acabelle, and Appachans dance. Food stalls and game stalls gave full life to the function. The parents and teachers put all their ability to show their attitude in collecting funds for the language lab through the school fete. Our chief guest was Mr. Suresh Kurup MLA. It brought parents, teachers, and students management.

Co Scholastic activities

Cultural fest

The cultural day celebration was organized on 31st July 2015. The cultural fest was inaugurated by our principal Rev. Fr. Johnycsc and the same was a real display of the talents of our students. It took a whole week to complete the various cultural competitions for all the sections. Opportunity was given to all those students who wish to express their talents in cultural activities.

Sports day

Sports day is an important event that affects both the mental and physical positioning of the human body. It gives an opportunity to show energy, sportsman spirit, team work etc.It was held on 19th and 20th August Principal Fr. Johnycsc welcomed all the participants. Teachers guided with P.T sir conducted the sports day events. All the houses exquisitely displayed their team work, discipline and perfect synchronization. Fr. Johnycsc Fr. Antony NainanParambil Fr. Jose csc distributed the medals and mementos for the winners. In the history of Holy Cross School it is the first time parents participated in the sports. Prizes were distributed by Rev. Fr. Leo D’souzacsc the provincial superior of Holy Cross School.

Picnic

Our students and teacher’s outdoor activities included picnics to various places like ‘I drive park, wonderla, I drive water park, Mysore and Bangalore.

Principal’s day

On 15th January the Holy Cross School celebrated the birthday of Rev.  Fr. JohnyThekemallycsc as principal’s day. The house captains with band set welcomed him and other fathers of Holy Cross on to the stage. Children greeted him with handmade cards and performed various programs. Later a get-together of the management, staff, PTA executive committee and non-teaching staff of Holy Cross School was held to share the joy of the occasion.

PTA

Parent teacher association plays a vital role in all the activities of our school. PTA meetings have been regularly conducted to review the activities of the school and seek the parent’s participation and feedbacks about our activities. PTA had a great role to make the school fete a successful one.

Counseling

Counseling is an integral component of the educational mission of the school. Counseling classes are rendering by the professionally qualified counselor Rev. Fr. Alexander Cheruvil. Students of class 8 to 10 had a special class conducted by Dr. Sr. Marcelina.

Skill development

Teachers attended special training sessions and workshops organized by experts periodically.

Farewell

It always gives us immense joy to welcome someone into a family, but it is very painful to bid them good bye. But after accomplishing the assigned job, one has to leave for another assignment. With a heavy heart a fare well has given to our Fr. Jijosebastin, the administrator of Holy Cross School on 25th November 2015.

Alumni

On 20th November the first and second batch of class 10 students were invited and formed the alumni association. Mikhilkurian and Anjithakunjumon were selected as the president and the vise president of the association.

Health

If wealth is lost nothing is lost, but if health is lost everything is lost. On 21st January a team visited from Mali dispensary and injected TT Toxoid for the children of class 5 and 10. To make the children aware the diseases, their body and precautionary measures a we visited a medical exhibition conducted by the students of medical college on 11thSeptember.

School Magazine

‘Luminous Holy Cross’ brings out the writers, poets and artists among the students. The students are given opportunities to exhibit their literary skills.

Annual Day

Glorious Past and Shining Future was clearly depicted during the function.  The parents, dignitaries and all those present appreciated the hardwork of the staff and management especially our children to put up spectacular display of various aspects of Kerala, its past , present and future.

Conclusion

We thank God almighty for the abundant blessings He has showered upon our school during this academic year. We will continue to strive for excellence and do every effort for achieving the heights with the support of everyone.  Our students should be responsible citizen of our nation.

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