THE ANNUAL REPORT OF HOLY CROSS SCHOOL, AYMANAM 2017-2018
Holy Cross School is in its 17th year of establishment. On this occasion we are proud to present you the annual report of the academic year 2017-2018.
June 1st:RE-OPENING DAY
The new academic year commenced on 1st June 2017. Rev. Fr. JohnyThekkemaly, the principal of the school addressed and welcomed all the students and faculty of Holy Cross School to the new academic year.
Theme for the Year
Celebrate the nature and liberate the future!Was the theme for the year, with view to instill in our students to have respect for mother earth. The entire year’s programmes were based on this theme and finally the theme was wonderfully depicted in the annual day programme.
June 5th Pre-Primary opening
The Pre-Primary was started with students and their parents gathering in the open stage. It began by seeking God’s blessing for the new academic year 2017-2018. Students were welcomed with flowers and sweets by our principle.
As you all know the fourth batch of Class X who had appeared for all India Secondary School Board Examination 2016-2017 had come out with flying colours. They achieved cent percent results with high distinctions. Seven students got full A1 grades in all subjects. Congratulations to our dear students. The present batch of Class X is preparing themselves to outshine the past records. Wish you good luck.
Our students participated in various scholarships such as Asia, PCM, and Cyber Olympiad in Maths, Science, and English. Twenty five students secured Asia scholarship and seven of them got selection in state level. Boney Philip of class VII got 19th position in state level Asia scholarship examination. Six students received scholarship in Cyber Olympiad and eleven students in PCM scholarship.
Congratulations to all the participants and kudos to all the winners of the scholarships, they have made Holy Cross School proud.
Miss Marissa Jordan and Molly Powers joined Holy Cross School from Stonehill University America at the beginning of the academic year. Their arrival gave new impetus to English speaking in the campus.
STAFF ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME
The Holy Cross staff participated in many training programmes conducted by CBSE. The first training was given by Mr. Biju Along with this training the staff participated in other training programmes such as Hindi and English Revolution in Education.
Our facilities include high quality infrastructure with full-fledged computer lab, science lab, language lab, smart class boards and well equipped library. Moreover, we have a wonderful playground for our students to be active in the field and physically fit.
HOUSES AND ACTIVITIES
Students are divided into four different houses for various events and activities to foster their all-round development, co-operation and, team spirit. They have house mistresses and captains to lead them.
It was on 12th July in a solemn occasion where the young students were prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them. The function began with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony. The cabinet members marched to the stage accompanied by the school band.
The Chief Guests placed the badges, lanyards, and sashes to Head Boy Navaneeth S, Head Girl AnakhaBinu, captains and vice captains.
On the 70th celebration of Independence Day, The Head BoyNavaneeth S, Head Girl AnakhaBinu with the school band accompanied the Chief Guests Fr. John Denning the President of Stonehill College of USA to the stage. The Four Houses led by the Captains marched like the Indian Army. The National Flag was hoisted by Advocate Mr. Joppan, The school choir sang patriotic song.
August 15th: SOCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
The commitment of this institution to society is evident through the support and comfort extended by the staff and students to the poor, sick, and needy. Students of various classes together with principal, staff and Fr. Denning visited AsrayaGandhinagar, near medical college and donated grocery items to the institution who cater to the poor inmates of medical college hospital.
The students showed their love and concern towards the staff on September 5th by songs, dance, skit, greeting cards and flowers.
The school celebrated Onam on August 30thfor primary students and August 31stfor the secondary students. The day was marked by various activities such as, payasam preparation, floral design making, tug-of-war, SreemanSreemati competitions.
November 14th: CHILDREN’S DAY
Children’s Day was celebrated with passion. All were in great joy and the children came dressed like Chacha Nehru. Teachers showed their love and affection to the students and made them feel special by entertaining them with skits, songs, and beautiful messages. The students and teachers had a rally as part of the celebration. The ice-cream served brought more sweetness to the day.
We celebrated Christmas on December 22rdby welcoming our chief guest Ms. Ellen Powers mother of madam Molly Poweres from USA. The students participated in the celebration with some friendly house wise competitions such as Christmas tree making, decorating Christmas cards, fancy dress for pre-primary and primary students, Christmas carols and a skit. Students brought snacks and Christmas gifts which they shared with their friends. It was a memorable day.
The non-teaching staff is an integral part of our school. We showed our love and appreciation towards them in a very special way on December 22rd. We presented each member of the non-teaching staff with gifts.
On 15th January Holy Cross School celebrated the birthday of Principal Fr. JonhyThekemally as Principal’s Day. Students from all classes greeted him with handmade cards and performed various programs.
SCHOOL ALUMINI ASSOCIATION
The Alumni met in December when most of the students came together and shared the nostalgia of their former days.
GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
Special interest is taken to diagnose the academic backwardness of children in various areas. We conducted evening extra class for those seeking more support in different subjects.
SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES
The first Friday of every month was welcomed by catholic students by attending Holy Mass, and the same time the other students engage with documentaries or classes related to moral and social issues conducted by the members of Brahma Kumaris.
August 2nd: CULTURAL FEST
Cultural Week was celebrated with students of four different houses competing with great excitement in a variety of events in the area of arts, literature, music, and dance. Every student was given opportunities to express their talents.
January 5th: CLUB DAY
The History, Math, Literature, Nature, and Health Clubsactivities for the year was inaugurated by chief guest Mr. SherifAhammadHassen BDO of Ettumanoor. Along with the club inauguration, Harithsena was also inaugurated. This initiative airms to protect nature. Each club gave a spectacular presentation of activities and events. The different clubs planned and hosted numerous programmes throughout the academic year. Luncheon voice on FM18 @Holy Cross, word of the day, Hands on cooking Experience were some of the events conducted by various clubs.
January 26th Republic Day
The Republic day celebration was started by 8 o’clock. Mrs. Leelama Thomas the senior most member of the gathering from the PTA hoisted the Flag.
In October Pre-primary conducted fun filled sports activities and some parents’ also participated in various competitions. The top three students and parents in each event received prizes.
On October 5th and 6thwe conducted sports meet. We started the day with the lighting of the torch as house captains and leaders assembled in the ground. Mr. Ginesh the PRO of Karikkineth Silk Villagiodelivered the message on sportsmanship. The top three students in each event received medals and certificates.
Our students participated in Sahodaya Athletic Meet. Madhav of class IV stood in the 6th position.
October 12thSAHODYA CULTURAL COMPETITIONS
Our students participated in numerous events at Sahodya Cultural Competition. We are very proud of our students who earned distinctions and recognition for their hard work. Congratulations students.
December 2nd: SCHOOL FETE
It has become an annual event of the school where parents, teachers, students, and management came together. There were various programs like cinematic dance competitions, comedy show, musical performances, and parents dance. Various food stalls and game stalls kept everyone busy. It was a huge success thanks dear parents for your support.
TOUR & PICNIC
Class X students enjoyed a 3-day adventure in Bangalore and Mysore.
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
The Parent Teacher Association plays a vital role in all the activities of our school. The PTA seeks parents’ participation and feedbacks about the daily events taking place at school. Members of the PTA participated and gave full support in this year’s Fete.
During this academic year there were many programmes conducted by various health progessional educating students on health management. One of the more prominent programmes was the school wise vaccination for Rubella Measles.
With heavy hearts a farewell was given to Ms. Marissa. andMs. Molly our guest teachers from Stonehill University America. We also bid farewell to the present class X students together with regent, wishing them all the best on their exams and future life.
On January 5th Holy Cross School inaugurated HarithaSenain partnership to protect the nature by collecting plastics.
Celebrate the Nature and liberate the Future –was performed verywell by the students. The teachers worked hard to exhibit the theme. Awareness was brought out to protect our mother earth.
Hereby we submit the report for your kind approval. We put on record all the services and participation of our parents and people of goodwill for the development of our school. Together we will march towards excellence. Celebrate the Nature and liberate the Future !
Holy Cross School