PLACID VIDYA VIHAR SENIOR SECONDORY SCHOOL, CHETHIPUZHA
ANNUAL REPORT 2017 -18
Hearty greetings to all and a warm welcome to the 29th annual day celebration of Placid Vidya Vihar. Truly we are humbled and honoured by the presence of this esteemed gathering. Once again we are reminded of our responsibilities and obligations to the community that has placed its trust in us. May the Almighty strengthen and guide us to keep up our name.
It has been another blessed year for Placid. We have done excellently in academics and remarkably well in non academic areas. At this juncture, we gratefully acknowledge, the whole hearted support extended to us by the management, staff, student and parent community. It is our duty and privilege to present before this august gathering a report on the school’s activities and achievements of the academic year 2017-18.
Placid Vidya Vihar stepped into its 29th academic year on Thursday 1st June 2017 with 3185 students and 150 staff members. Rev.Fr. Sebastian Attichira CMI, Manager, Kristu Jyoti group chaired the reopening day special assembly held at the St.Chavara Indoor Basketball Court. The lighting of the traditional lamp marked the new beginning. All activities of the academic year were surrendered to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a prayer session led by Father Manager.
The Kristu Jyoti Campus had given a warm welcome to the new entrants to the senior secondary section on31st May 2017 in the scholarly presence of Prof.K.S Radhakrishnan former chairman, Kerala Public Service Commission. It was a combined function of both Kristu Jyoti Higher Sec. School and PlacidVidya Vihar. The solemn yet colourful ceremony was graced by the Principals of both institutions and other esteemed invitees.
The campus bid a touching farewell to Rev.Fr. Scaria Ethirett CMI, its beloved principal of six years on 7th June 2017. The institution is indebted to its former principal for the incomparable growth it has enjoyed during his capable leadership.
Placid Vidya Vihar has always enjoyed the strong support of an active PTA. The PTA general body for the academic year was convened on 17th June and the executive body for the current academic year was elected.
Mr. Manoj Mathew Palathra (President)
Dr. Sobha Salimon (Vice President)
Mr. Joseph Mathew
Mr. Santhosh K
Dr. Satheesh P.K
Mr. Roy J Chettakkad
Mrs. Jessy Mathew
PTA executive meetings were held on scheduled dates to involve the PTA in the functioning of the school. PTA executive meetings were held on the following dates:
Orientation Programme for XI
To guide the new entrants of the senior secondary section for a satisfying and successful life in the campus and a new phase of their academic life orientation programmes were held for the students of class XI on 6th June 2017..
The school parliament headed by Master Joseph John Cherukara and Miss. Ankitha Jazy came into existence on 5th July 2017. Master Nikhil Ben Mathew and Miss.Diya Tessa Thomas were chosen Asst. School leaders.
AISSE & AISSCE Results
The declaration of the AISSE& AISSCE results brought in unparalleled accolades to Placid with 40% of the total class X students reaching the A1 category and 23% of the class XII board examinees touching the all A1 category.
Entrance Exam Results
Engineering and Medical entrance results brought further applause to Placid with 5 Placidians each getting through to IITs and AIIMSs. A total of 73 placid stars made it to the various medical colleges and 98 to various engineering merit seats. Placid Vidya Vihar is the only school that has secured 2 of the first five ranks in NEET Kerala 2017.
10 of Placid’s brightest won the prestigious KVPY scholarship the past year and could opt for graduate studies, on full scholarship, in prestigious institutions.
The meritorious students of the X & XII board exams and the engineering and medical entrance exams were felicitated on 30th June in a grand ceremony in the gracious presence of Mor Ivanios Kuriakose Metropolitan, of the Malankara Syrian Archdioscese and Dr. Jose Joseph MD Principal, Medical college Kottayam.
Examinations 2017-18. Examinations as per the CBSE directive were held on the following dates of the academic year, for Classes I-X.
Remedial classes – Remedial Classes for the academically backward students are held after the regular school hours to bring them up at par with the rest of the class.
The Sr. Sec. Section held a different set of exams and tests that commenced from March. The following was the exam schedule for this academic year.
Open House & Class-wise PTA
Open house meetings and class-wise PTAs, the common platform for parents and teachers to discuss the performance of the students were held on the following dates.
I & II – 02-08-2017
III,IV&V – 03-08-2017
VI,VII&VIII – 04-08-2017
IX – 07-08-2017
X – 06-06-2017
I –VI & VIII – 11-11-2017
VII – 10-11-2017
IX – 26-09-2017
X – 27, 28 & 29-11-2017
Targeting the all round development of the individual co-curricular activities are given due importance in the Placid Campus. Dance, music, arts and martial arts have found their niche in the curriculum. Every child who enters the threshold of this institution is professionally trained in anyone of the many activities.
Nature Club–Trekking: 26 Students accompanied by 2 teachers went on a tour& trek to Idukki, Chinnar from 13th-15th November 2017 .
The school youth festival was held in the school campus at various venues on26, 27& 28th July.
Sahodaya State Youth Festival
A number of students participated in the state Sahodaya Youth Festival held at Thrissur. The following are the participants and their grades.
‘Pansophy 17’- Patron’s day Celebration
In association with the patron’s day celebration the school hosted the 22nd All Kerala Inter School Quiz and Elocution competition for classes I-XII and the 5th Placid Vidya Vihar Silver Jubilee Memorial Inter School Quiz Competition for Senior Secondary students, on 17th November. The guest of honour of the day was His Excellency Mar Jacob Murickan, Auxilliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Pala.
Inter School Competitions
Placidians participated in a number of Inter school competitions and brought home top prizes in many of them.
Competition Item & Category Prize
1.Cluny Silver Jubilee Painting – Cat I Third
Cat II Third
Mary Rani Public School
Mal Elocution- Cat I Third,
Mal Elocution- Cat III Second
Eng Elocution-Cat III First
St. Theresa’s HSS, Vazhappally
Cat IV Third
Chavara Public School, Pala
Cat II First & Second
Good Shepherd Public School, Thengana First
Assumption College, Chry First
Dept of Chemistry, KE College, Mannanam First
Project Presentation First & Second
Mount Carmel School, Ktm
Commerce Fest – ‘Merxalux’- The commerce department of Placid Vidya Vihar marked a new mile stone in the department history on 21st November by initiating ‘Merxalux 2017’ and saw the participation of nearly 200 participants from various schools.
As a part of outdoor learning experience, class tours were held on the following dates.
III& IV – 02-12-2017 – Alleppey Beach Park
V – 18-11-2017 – Wonderla, Kochi
VI – 25-11-2017 – Silverstorm, Chalakkudy
VII – 11-11-2017 – Thenmala Adventure Park
VIII – 28-10-2017 – Athirappilly & Dreamworld
IX – 10-01-2018 – Mysore & Ooty
X – 08-12-2017 – Mysore & Ooty
SPORTS & Games
Chavara Trophy Tournaments
The 23rd Kristu Jyothi Chavara Basketball Tournament, the 20th Placid Decennial Hand ball Tournament and the 12thKristu Jyothi Silver Jubilee Memorial Volley ball Tournament were held from the 17thto the 19th of August 2017 and saw participation from schools from the length and breadth of the State. The tournaments were inaugurated by Miss. Seira Maria Joe, National shooting champion under 21 team.
Annual, School Sports Meet
The school had its annual sports day on 24th November 2017. Mr. Joseph M Antony, Member ward 18, Vazhappally Panchayat inaugurated the event.
Student Support System
Guidance & Counselling – The guidance and counselling department not only provides the necessary initial support to the troubled students but also organises personality development programmes and career guidance seminars for students and orientation programmes for teachers and parents.
Career Counselling and Personality Development Programs
In order to function contentedly and successfully at the personal, professional and social level choosing the right career is of utmost importance. The school believes in helping the students to choose the right career so as to lead a happy life and hence various Career Counselling and Personality Development Programs. To serve this purpose ‘Insight 2017 was conducted for various classes on the following dates.
Class Date Resource person
X 22-06-2017 Mr. Aneesh Mohan & Mr.Abhilash Joseph
IX 23-06-2017 IPCAI,Kottayam
VIII 26-06-2017 “
VII 27-06-2017 “
VI 28-06-2017 “
V 28-06-2017 “
XI 06-06-2017 Mr.Phijo Joseph
19-06-2017& Sri Venkittaramen
XII 21 June 2017
Teacher Orientation Programme& Workshops. The school management insists that its teaching staff remain in touch with the changing trends in the field of education. Orientation programs and workshops for teachers are an integral part of every academic year. Ms Aarthi C Rajaratnam, Neurologist and educational counsellor from Coimbatore spent a day for Placid staff on 16th October 2017. A number of workshops were attended by the different teachers at various venues.
|STAFF SEMINAR 2017-18|
|NO||WORKSHOP||DATES & NO. OF PARTICIPANTS||DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME|
|1||Specific learning disabilities in children||9 & 10th June 1-Teacher||National Seminar on specific learning disabilites in children ,Good Shepherd|
|2||Accountancy Workshop||19th June 1 -Teacher||Accountancy workshop for XI & XII teachers Good Shepherd|
|3||Induction programme for new teachers||22nd July 3 – Teachers||Induction progamme Sahodaya Kottayam|
|4||PVV Teachers||16th September All Teachers||Aarti Rajaratnam, Trainer in Neuro Lingustic Programme|
|5||CMI CBSE Schools||24th September Principal||Meeting of CMI CBSE Schools in Kerala, Devamatha CMI public school Thrissur|
|6||Principal’s Meet||6th & 7th October , Principal||All Kerala CBSE Principal’s Conference and Training 2017, Kochi Confederation of Kerala Sahodaya Complexes|
|7||Training For Hindi teachers||21st October||Sahodaya Kottayam|
|8||Principal’s Seminar Sahodya Kottayam||28th October , Principal & 1 Teacher||Discussion on remolded structure of assessment for secondary Classes by COE, Kochi|
|9||Workshop For French teachers||28th October , French Teacher||Prayatna Educational Soceity Kerala ,Good Shepherd|
|10||Modern Trends in Hindi language Teaching||31st October, 2 Teacher||Good Luck Publishers|
|11||23rd National Annual Conference of Sahodaya school Complexes 2017||23rd November , Principal||Sahodaya Schools Complex,Madhurai|
|12||Capacity Building programme for Mathematics teachers||15th & 16th November, 2 Maths Teachers||Sahodya Kottayam , COE Kochi|
|13||Educators Meet||25th November, 11 Teachers||Ratna Sagar Publications|
|14||Empowerment for teachers in undersatanding and overcoming the problems of students||13th December, 5 Teachers||By CBSE Management Association, Kottayam at Good Shepherd|
|15||Capacity Building programme on Gender Sensitivity||6th January , 2teachers||CBSE/COE Kochi|
The annual retreat for students of class VII-XII was held from 10th -12th July at various venues in the campus. The retreat was led by Jesus Youth Angamaly. Classes V&VI had a oneday session on 13th July.
Anti Drug Orientation Programme
An anti drug awareness programme was conducted by Malayala Manorama Balajanasakhyam Placid Unit on 23rd September for the students of classes 7&8. Mr. Suresh Richard Excise Deputy Commissioner, Kollam, was the resource person.
Seminar on Health&Hygiene.
A Seminar on H&H was conducted for class VIII on 5th October in the S.H Parish Hall by St. Thomas Hospital Chethipuzha.
Social Service League
The activities of the school Social Service League for the academic year 2017-18 was inaugurated on 14th June 2017, by Rev.Fr. Sebastian Punnacherry, Director, Media Village. Rs.6000/- was handed over to Fr. Punnacherry, for his various charitable activities. The SSL does a commendable job to promote a charitable mentality in students by its weekly social service collection, which goes into the one year one home project, the weekly food packet collection to Raksha bhavan and visits and cake distribution during Christmas season. In the one Year One Home Project12 houses have already been completed and handed over to the chosen ones and the foundation stone for the 13th house has been laid on 3rd January 2018.
The ‘Malayala Manorama Nallapadam’ activities like nature living camp at Ayushya Natural Life Centre, Cyber safety killer games awareness programmes for parents and children , World Peace Day celebration and Old newspaper collection for collecting funds for cancer and dialysis patients were all intended to instil social commitment and empathy for fellow human beings.
Environment Day Special assembly was conducted on 5th June . As a new gesture saplings were distributed to the public at the KSRTC bus stand by Haritha Nature Club and class 8 students. The event was inaugurated by Sri Sebastian Mathew Manamel, Muncipal Chairman.
Independence & Kargil Victory day. On 11th August the school had a combined ceremony to commemorate the Independence Day & Kargil Victory day. The guest of honour was Commodore Anil Jose Joseph VSM. Two of Placid Staff who were Kargil war veterans, were honoured on the occasion.
Principal’s Day – 19th Oct. 2017
Onam& Teachers’Day – 29, 30 & 31 August 2017
Children’s Day – 14th November 2017
Christmas – 22nd December 2017
Founder’s Day – 4th January 2017
The school celebrated the day of its founder St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara on 4th January in the St. Chavara Indoor court. The formalfunction was inaugurated by Rev.Fr. Cherian Thunduparampil CMI, Procurator General of the CMI congregation.
The International Scenario
Guests from Abroad. This academic year Placid welcomed a number of visitors from abroad. On 20th July Ms. Vanessa, a chemistry teacher from Switzerland visited the campus with her three children. On 4th January 2018 Placid welcomed Ms. Brandy Sloaine, A US citizen and on the 5th the school was visited by team of students and teachers from Switzerland.
Indo-Korean Friendship painting competition
Laksmi M Vikash of Class XI won the first prize in the first Indo-Korean Friendship painting competition for school children, in the senior secondary category. She has won a one week trip to North Korea.
Achievements and Awards –
‘Mikavu’- Excellence Award instituted by ‘Suhruthvedi’ received on 1st July2017.
‘Niravu’- Excellence Award instituted by ‘Pouravedi’ received on 7th July2017.
A class wise manuscript magazine contest was held in the month of December 2017, brought forth a myriad of creative and artistic outputs.
Students of classes I-X, with parental consent were given Measles, Rubella Vaccination in school on 6th September 2017 as a part of the national campaign against the diseases.
ENDOWMENTS INSTITUTED BY
Late Sr. Christy SD Memorial Endo. : Francis Antony, MadathilKoonamthanam
Mrs. MariyammaVarkey Endo. : Mr. Chacko Varghese, Muppathil, Edathua
Late Mrs. Chandra Maria Endo. : M.P. Abraham, Maliampurackal, Pulincunnu
Late Mr. & Mrs. K.M. PakarudheenRawther Endo. : P.R. Ibrahim, Kallamparambil, Changanacherry
Late Chris Martin Endo. : Mr. & Mrs. Martin K.T., Koippally, Changanacherry
Late BhanumathiAmma Endo. : Mr. & Mrs. V.P. Sasidharan, Ambady, Changanacherry
Late V.M. Chandy Endo. : Mr. Mathew Alexander, Vadayil, Chethipuzha
Mathan Potha Endo. : Beena K Potha, Kottuppallil, Vadakkekkara
Mr. Thomas Varkey Endo. : Fr. Zacharias Prakuzhy CMI, U.S.A.
Late. Shebi N Michael Endo. : Mr. James Nampimadam, Chethipuzha
Late. Mariamma Thomas Endo. : Jobin Joseph, Thyparambil, Mundakayam
PunnackattuEdikulaScariah Memorial Endo. : RejuScaria, Punnackattu House, Koodal
Mrs. Thresiamma Chacko Endo. : Jacob Antony, Vaikath, Alappuzha
Late. Mr. P.J. George : GeorgyBabu, Mundamkara, Ayroor, Pathanamthitta
Late Robin Raju George : Placid AluminiAssociaton
Late Robin Raju George : Raju George, Robin Villa, Kurisummoodu, Changanacherry
Late Ken Kuriakose Memorial : Kuriakose Philip,Panachipuram, kurisummoodu
Placid Vidya Vihar has come a long way since its inception in 1988 and it has many more miles to go, promises to keep and many, many more generations to mould into responsible and successful citizens of the world.
We hope that we have been able to meet your expectations. We understand our responsibility to safeguard the interest of the parent and student community, during the period of their association with us. We promise to continue to do our best for our society and for the nation. I am extremely thankful to the esteemed guests of the day who have honoured us with their presence. My heart-felt gratitude to the Rev. Fathers and Brothers of the SH Monastery, the staff, students and the parent community of Placid, especially the PTA executive members. As I conclude, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who are present here, for accepting our invitation to be part of our annual day celebration.