PLACID VIDYA VIHAR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
ANNUAL REPORT 2022-23
Good Evening all and a warm welcome to ‘Swaralaya 2023, the 34th annual day celebration of Placid Vidya Vihar, thematizing ‘Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav’, the 75th year of Indian Independence. On this proud moment, it is my pleasure and privilege to greet this distinguished gathering; a solemn reminder of the great responsibility we shoulder. May Lord Almighty continue to grant us the strength and wisdom fulfil our responsibilities to your satisfaction.
Back to regular on campus education, strengthened by new experiences and insights from 2 unprecedented years, we have been in full swing from day 1 packed with curricular, cocurricular and extra-curricular activities A report of these activities is being presented here for your appraisal.
At the outset let me place on record our heartfelt condolence on the untimely demise of our dear student Miss. Jessa Karingada Anil and our former staff members Mr. K J Thomas, Mr. Gopalakrishna Kurup and Mrs. Lizykutty Thomas. We also join in prayers with the family of students who lost their parents this year past. May god give them the strength to tide over their loss.
NEP 2020 and SAFAL: To begin, I wish to inform that as a part of the implementation of NEP 2020 as mandated by CBSE, we have introduced SAFAL or Structured Assessment For Analysing Learning to evaluate student progress in teaching learning process. Placid Vidya Vihar is among the chosen pilot schools to implement SAFAL mode of assessment, by CBSE.
Reopening: Placid Vidya Vihar stepped into its 34th academic year on Wednesday 1st June 2022 with 2855 students and 160 staff members. Rev. Fr. Thomas Choolaparambil CMI Manager, KJ Group chaired the reopening day assembly, and flagged off the new academic year in a prayerful ceremony.
‘Wilcuma’ Juniors:Placid Campus gave a warm welcome to the new entrants to the senior secondary section on 22nd June 2022 in the learned presence of Dr. Jose Joseph, Former Principal Medical College, Kottayam.
The PTA general body for the academic year was convened on 25th June and the executive body for the current academic year was elected.
11th July 2022 witnessed the first democratically held school parliament election in the placid campus. Master Alby Anto Sunil and Miss Irene Anna Joseph were elected head boy and head girl respectively and Master Abin K Binoy and Miss Shreya Susan Binu were elected assistant head boy and assistant head girl.
AISSE & AISSCE Results and Excellentia-2022: The declaration of class 10 and 12 board exams added another glorious feather to Placid’s crown. 22 of 222 students of class 10 bagged A1 in all subjects and 59 of 388 students of class 12 touched the all A1 target. The meritorious achievers were honoured during the school Merit Award ceremony-‘Excellentia-22’ held on 22nd August, in the gracious presence of Rev, Fr,. Sebastian Chamathara CMI, Provincial, St. Josephs Province.
Scholarship Exams: The school provides a number of opportunities for its students to try their mettle at different scholarship platforms.
SOF Olympiad Dates
|IAPT Olympiads||26th and 27th November 2022|
|Chavara Scholarship Exam||8th October 2022|
Intra School Quiz competition: An intra school quiz competition was held 31 October 2022 providing students with a initial stepping stone for future inter quiz and other higher quiz competitions.
Pansophy-2022: Dr. Placid Memorial 25th All Kerala Inter School Quiz Competition was held in Placid Campus on 1st December 2022. Rev. Fr. Joshy Cheeramkuzhy CMI inaugurated the event. 24 schools from different places participated in the quiz.
Heritage India Quiz: As a part of ‘Ek Bharat Sresht Bharat’ activities, a H eritage India Quiz was held on 29th September 2022.
Tests and Examinations 2022-23: As mandated by CBSE formal & informal testing assessment of curriculum objectives were conducted meticulously from class I-XII within the stipulated time frame and the feed back conveyed to parents during open houses and the automated school to home communication system.
Student Development Programme: Under the aegis of the school counselling department, personality development programmes were for various classes, in order to help them function more competently in the current social and academic scenario.
Staff Orientation Programme: It is obligatory for every teaching staff to complete 50 hrs of professional development courses – inhouse and online, as mandated by CBSE.
|Post covid teaching- Attitudes and strategies||18-Jun-22|
|Integrating 21st century skills into teaching and learning||30-Jul-22|
|Paradigm Shift in pedagogy||23-07-2022|
|Class Room Management CBSE||16& 17 December 2022|
The Communicative English Programme(CEP): CEP also known as Story Time in the campus is a programme to enhance the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of our primary students. Students are encouraged to develop the four skills through various fun activities with help of specially developed story books by Craft Comics. This not only improves the students’ linguistic skills but also develops their creativity and confidence as well.
Social Service League: The Social service activities of the academic year 2022-23 was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Scaria Ethirett CMI on 23 June 2022. A social service collection taken from students on Thursdays went in to the ‘One Year One Home’ project. 14 houses have been constructed so far and the foundation stone laying for the 15th house took place on 12 December 2022. A one week charity drive to collect non-perishable goods for the under privileged was held in the first week of December and the same was handed over to 6 different poor homes just before Christmas.
Sargajyoti-2022: The inauguration of Sargajyoti 2022, the school youth festival was held on the 10th of August in the distinguished presence of Rev. Fr. Tomy Elavumkal, Director, Kristu Jyoti Group and principal of Kristu Jyoti Higher. Sec.School and cine artist Kalabhavan Prajod. The events on stage and off stage continued through the week. Sargajyoti was the stepping stone to many to the Sahodaya district and state Youth festivals.
Sargasangamam: Kottayam Sahodaya Youth festival Placid achievements.
|Patriotic Song||Cat 4||First|
|Western Music||Cat 4||Third|
|Group Dance||Cat 3||Third|
|Power Point||Cat 4||First|
Placid bagged the seventh position in the Sahodaya District Youth festival.
Celebrations: Be it national, regional, religious or personal, always have a place in the placid campus. Placid celebrates; celebrates life
Environment Day: Celebrated on June 5th with a special Assembly in the esteemed presence of Dr. Joseph Job, Vice Principal, S B College, Changanasserry.
Principal’s Day: Placid family celebrated the birthday of father principal, Rev. Fr. Scaria Ethiret CMI on 14th June.
Manager’s Day: On July 5th 2022, the Placid campus greeted Rev. Fr. Thomas Choolaparambil CMI on his birth day.
Independence Day: Placid had a grand 75th Independence Day celebration on the 15th graced by the august presence of Sri. Job Michael, MLA, that included the flag hoisting ceremony, cultural events and a colourful procession.
Onam: Placid campus celebrated Onam on two different days. on 31st August, classes I-III & on 2nd September, classes IV–XII .
Kerala Piravi: An anti-drug rally was organised on 1st November in association with Sargakshetra Cultural Forum as a part of Kerala Piravi day.
Children’s Day: On 14th of November Placid celebrated children’s day in a colourful gathering at the Chavara Indoor stadium in the benevolent presence of Rev. Fr. Philipose Thunduvalichira CMI, Kristu Jyoti Vidyanikethan and Miss Shivani Menon, Cine Artist.
Christmas: Placid had grand Christmas celebration on the 23rd December 2022with Rev. Fr. Sijo Chennadan CMI as Chief Guest.
Founder’s Day: The day of the patron Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was celebrated in a solemn holy mass on the 3rd of January 2023 & a movie show on Saint Chavara on the 5th.
Placid Expo: Placid Expo, an exhibition was organised by the school classes IV–IX as participants was held on 13th of January and received excellent reviews from the student and parent community.
Anti-drug & Addiction Awareness Programmes: Drug abuse is one of the greatest evils gnawing away at the youth of the present and consequently the future of the nation. Affirming solidarity with anti-drug campaign Placid too held anti-drug awareness programme on 31st October. An anti-addiction awareness programme held on 26th October in the Kristu Jyoti auditorium.
Sports & Games: The school has always made sure that the students are provided sufficient opportunities to develop their interest in sports and games. The annual sports week was kick started on October 31st and extended till November 4th.
The school also provides basket ball coaching and training in roller skating.
The school hosted the 18th inter school skating championship in September and was inaugurated by Mr. Saji Thomas(Rtd. Captain and Arjuna Award Winner).
Responding to the world cup foot ball fever, a placid world Cup was held between placid Tuskers and Placid Panthers.
Food Fest: A food fest organised by class VII students in the month of December was a delicious treat for any gourmet.
Book fair: A book fair that spanned three days was a notable event of October and was intended to promote reading habit and to acquaint students with different publishers and their books.
Manuscript Magazine :A class wise manuscript magazine contest held in the month November brought forth numerous creative and artistic talents.
Farewell : The 2022-23 Academic year was witness to 2 farewells. The 2021 -22 batch of students class 12 students were given a solemn farewell in the month of June and the 22-23 batch of students were bid good bye in January 2023.
Covid Vaccination & Deworming Drive: A Covid vaccination drive was held in the campus on 20th September 2022. Deworming tablets were administered to students on request on 22nd September 2022 and 17th January 2023.
In addition to all the regular school activities the school successfully organised and executed a number of CBSE promoted and mandated activities some of which require special mention. The implementation of NEP 2020 necessitated the incorporation of the SAFAL mode of assessment, a competency-based assessment to evaluate the progress of foundational skills in students.
Placidians were active participants in the Veer Gatha Project organised by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defence and promoted by the Board as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav’ celebrations.
Most of the students, all the teachers and numerous parents were part of “Pariksha Pe Charcha” an annual online interactive session with honourable Prime minister of the nation Mr. Narendra Modi.
Yellow, the colour of wisdom and intellectual energy had a day in Placid Campus as the nation celebrated an yellow day. The youngest members in Placid family attired in yellow was a beautiful sight.
In solidarity with the national Unity Day a Unity Run was organised by the school with the active involvement of students and parents.
Under the ‘Ayushman Bharath Programme’ a fit India rally, yoga day, Anti-drug abuse rally and an interschool football match were held.
CBSE “Budding Authors Programme ‘and National Reading Day competitions intended to promote effective writing skills and encourage a reading culture among students elicited great response from Placid.
Yet another matter of pride for Placid is its lead school status in a 7 member ‘Hub of Learning,’ a collaborative initiative introduced by CBSE for sharing resources among schools.
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 always remained in tune with the changing parameters of excellence as demanded by the Board and by the community at large and shall continue to do so in the years to come. We intend to maintain our name among the best CBSE schools.
Placid has come a long way in its 34 years of its existence and has many more miles to go, guiding many more generations to wrest the best out of them. Placid places its trust in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and in the divine intercession of its patron St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara.
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. Thank you.
God Bless Us All.