PLACID VIDYA VIHAR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, CHETHIPUZHA
ANNUAL REPORT 2019 -20
Placid Vidya Vihar has been an ambassador for an experiential learning and training in 21st century skills much before these have been introduced into the school curriculum. We have always believed in nurturing for wholeness and have strived constantly to uphold our motto.
By the grace of Almighty we have been rewarded in plenty. Today, on the 31st annual day we submit this record of our claims and achievements for popular judgement. This report is an official record of school’s activities for the academic year 2019 – 20.
Placid Vidya Vihar stepped into its 33rd academic year on 6th June 2019 with 2959 students and 143 staff members. The traditional reopening day assembly was presided over by Rev.Fr. Sebastian Attichira CMI, Manager, KristuJyoti group of CMI educational institutions, with Rev. Dr. Samjy Vadakkedom CMI, Principal and Mrs. Sunu Thomas, Vice Principal sharing the dais. Fr. Manager led a prayer session surrendering the school, all and everything in it to the mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The new entrants to the campus, the class 1 students and other new admissions were extended a warm welcome with sweets and welcome cards.
Board Exam Results: Placid Vidya Vihar once again held its head high with the scintillating performance of its wards in the CBSE board exams 2019. 57 students, 26%, of the total 221, who appeared for the class 10 AISS Exam emerged with A1 in all subjects. Ms. Theresa Jacob& Ms. Aleena Prince made their alma mater further proud by bagging 6th ranks at the national level with 98.8% marks. Another 58 Placidians found their place of pride among the first 20 national level ranks. Adding more flavour to the achievement 12 students scored 100% in Mathematics, 10 in Social Science, 3 in Science and one in Hindi.
The class 12 board results brought further accolades to Placid with 77 students, 18% of the total 434 examinees entering the envious all A1 category. 3 students secured cent percent in Biology, 2 in Computer Science and 1 in Chemistry. This is the best board exam result this year from the CBSE schools in the State and for the school it is a 100% pass in the 14th consecutive year.
Sahodaya Kottayam Merit Day: the district sahodaya merit day was hosted by placid on 1st June 2019 at the Kristu Jyoti Auditorium. The function was presided over by Shri. Benny George and the Guest of Honour of the day was Shri. Harishankar IPS, SP Kottayam.
School Merit Award: The school merit a3ward was held on Friday 28th June at KJ auditorium. Rank holders, meritorious students of 10 & 12 board exams were felicitated in the presence of Col.Dr.Fr. Thomas Chathenparampil CMI former Vice Chancellor Christ University Banglore.
The PTA: As a Supervisory body, the Parent Teacher Association plays a vital role in the day today functioning of the school. PTA general body meetings were convened on different dates for different sections and representatives were elected to form the 13 member executive body for the academic year 2019-20. Mr. K.J James and Dr. Aswathy Satheesh were selected as the president and vice president of the PTA respectively.
The other executive members of the PTA are:
Mr. Jesson Joseph, Mr. Laison Kunniparampil, Dr. Angel Sajo George, Dr. Bindu E.R, Mrs. Shanti Joseph, Mr. Siji Muhammed, Mrs. Rema Joji, Mr. Shaji K.C, Mr. D. Radhakrishnan, Mr. Jacob Mathew and Mr. Manoj Mathew (ex- officio member).
PTA executive meetings were held on scheduled dates to involve the PTA in the functioning of the school. PTA executive meetings were held on different dates.
The School Parliament: The student representatives for the school year and the House Captains & Vice Captains were sworn in at a solemn ceremony on 6th August. Master Jibin Jolly and Miss Agnes Elsa Alex of class 12 were selected as school leaders and Master Mathew Roy and Miss Gowri Ashokan were chosen assistant school leaders.
Social Service League: The school social service league plays an active role in nurturing social commitment and empathy towards the less privileged. A weekly once social service collection and food packet collection for the poor are regular activities of the social service league. The social service collection goes into the school’s one year one home project. We are proud to inform you that the project has completed 13 houses and handed them over to the beneficiaries and the 14 is under construction. Rev.Sr. Celine Jose SD, Mother Superior, Mercy Home Chethipuzha inaugurated the social service activities of the year on 21st June.
‘Mannah’: The school annual retreat targeting the spiritual enlightenment and empowerment of students was held on 9th& 10th July at 4 different venues in the campus. Christian and Non Christian students had separate sessions. The retreat was led by the Vincentian Congregation.
Orientation Programmes: Induction programme for the class 11 students was held at the beginning of their academic year. Ms. Maala Reghunath, Clinical Psychologist handled the sessions, preparing them for the next two years grind.
Insight 2019: Personality Development programmes are regularly organised by the guidance and counselling cell of the school for different age groups from class 4and above on different dates.
|4 & 5||15 Jun 2019||Mrs. Bindhu- Psychologist|
|6 & 7||18 Oct 2019||Dr. Angel Thomas – Dept of Psychology, KE Mannanam|
|8||11 Oct 2019||Mrs. Elizabeth John – Clinical Psychologist, Life Care Counselling Centre Kottayam|
|8 & 9 (girls)||9 & 10 Oct 2019||Mrs. Kshema Subhash Dept. of Police Kottayam|
|9 & 10||23 Sept 2019||Mr. Abhilash Joseph – Life Skill Trainer IPCAI|
|11||1 May 2019||Mrs. Maala Ramnath- Soft Skill Trainer|
|12||17 Sept 2019||Mr. Abhilash Joseph – Life Skill Trainer IPCAI|
Answering to the need of the time other programmes are also organised. An awareness programme was held in association with the observation of World Mental Health day on 10th October. The programme was held in association with the Social Service Dept. St.Thomas Hospital , Chethipuzha.
Teachers Orientation programmes: As a new experiment this year a ‘for the teachers by the teachers’ initiative was attempted by the school management. Two separate programmes with the schools own teaching staff as resource were held with resounding success.
On 6th July primary section teachers had a session on handling hyperactive children in class.
For professional development capacity building programmes in various subjects were attended by selected subject teachers at different centres on the following dates:
|Sl. No||Course||Date & Venue|
|1||CBSE Capacity Building Programme (CBP) for Python Language. CoE Trivandrum||22 Jul – Ebenezer International School Ettumanoor|
|2||CBSE Capacity Building Programme (CBP) for Python Language. CoE Trivandrum||26&27 July Sanjos Chundasserry Pala|
|3||CBSE Capacity Building Programme (CBP) for English.||26&27 Jul St. Chavara School Pala|
|4||CBSE Capacity Building Programme (CBP) on Life Skills CoE Trivandrum||6 Jul 2019- Life Valley International school Puthuppally|
|5||Capacity Building Programme on remodelled structure of Asst||20 Jul Brook International Kollam|
|6||Hindi Teachers training Sahodaya Kottayam||24 Sept 2019 – Joyees Residency Kottayam|
|7||Capacity Building Programme on remodelled structure of Asst||26 Oct 2019 – Mount Carmel Vidya Nikethan Kottayam|
|8||Neuro-Science in behaviour and class mgmt||30 Oct 2019 – Arcarida Kottayam|
|9||Accountancy 12th workshop CoE Trivandrum||22&23 Nov 2019 – Girideepam Kottayam|
|10||workshop on learning disability identification & Mgmt||23 Nov 2019 – Good Shepherd Thengana|
|11||Capacity Building on English Language & Literature||29 & 30 Nov 2019 – Cross Roads School Pampady|
In accordance with the demands of the changing times the school has introduced an integrated software solutions for automating and smoothening school to home communication. Teachers and parents were given comprehensive training to use the new software in multiple sessions.
School Examinations: As mandated by CBSE formal and informal testing for assessment of curriculum objectives were conducted meticulously from class 1 to 12 within the stipulated time frame and the feedback conveyed to the parents during Open Houses and the automated school to home communication system.
Open Houses: A platform for direct interaction between parents, teachers and students, Open House plays a vital role in keeping the students on track and for providing guidelines for parents for proper guidance of their wards. Open House for classes 8 to 10 and the school’s new communication software training session for parents were held on 21stSeptember and a similar session was arranged for classes1 to 7 students and their parents on 28th September.
Co-curricular Scenario: Co-curricular activities or CCAs are a mandatory part of the school curriculum and plays a pivotal role in the moulding of wholesome individuals. Placidians have a wide range of activities to choose from ranging from arts and craft activities to dance and music to martial arts and swimming. Students are trained by professionals in the activity of their choice.
Sargajyoti 2019: The school youth festival on 30th and 31st August belatedly held after the rain holidays was a competitive stage for the students talents and also a selection platform for the Sahodaya district youth festival ‘Sargasangamam’2019. Placid VidyaVihar stood at the 9th position with a few first prizes and a number of A grade performances. Master Rajath Rajesh bagged the first prize with A grade category 4 Light Music Competition at the State Sahodaya youth festival.
‘Kalaadharpanam’: A recent initiative kalaadharpanam a primary level talent show was organised and held on 20th September at various venues in the school. The well planned, much appreciated event was a non competitive talent exhibition.
Merxalux 2019: The pride of Placid’s commerce dept. Merxalux an interschool commerce fest held on October 1st saw the participation of nearly 250 students from 18 schools competing in 7 interesting events. The inaugural ceremony had Mrs. FouziaNizam, entrepreneur and CEO of Cutie Pie chain of bakeshops.
Pansophy 2019: Dr.Placid Memorial 24th All Kerala Interschool Elocution and Quiz competitions and Placid Silver Jubilee Memorial quiz competition was held on 18thOctober. Rev. Fr. Alex Praikkalam CMI, Director, Sargakshethra Cultural Centre inaugurated the events.
Quiz competition and exhibitions: Placid opens the door for participating in a number of intra school and inter school quiz competitions and exhibitions. Placidians did actively participated in numerous competitions and proudly brought home the laurels many a time. We even made our mark at the Kottayam Sahodaya science exhibition held at Mar Antony Padiyara School, Manimala.
The Sahodaya district youth festival ‘Sargasangamam’2019. Placid VidyaVihar stood at the 9th position with a few first prizes and a number of A grade performances. Master Rajath Rajesh bagged the first prize with A grade category 4 Light Music Competition at the State Sahodaya youth festival.
School Tours: Seeing the world is learning the world. Outdoor trips in the form of class tours are lessons in acceptance, adjustments, adaptations and tolerance. Placidians from the primary level to the high school went for class trips to various destinations.
Nature Club Sapling distribution: Part of the nature club activity saplings were distributed at Palathra Junction from 1 pm onwards on 24th July 2019 by class 8 students and the teachers in charge.
Sports: Placid proudly hosted the 17th All Kerala inter school skating competition on 16th November at St. Chavara indoor stadium with more than 225 participants from schools far and near. The event was inaugurated by Ms.Rakhi Kailash, President Madappally Block Panchayat
The senior secondary section sports day was held on 18th November with more than half the senior students participating in one or the other item.
Chavara trophy tournaments: Placid hosted the 24th all kerala interschool basket ball tournament for St. Chavara trophy, the 22nd all kerala interschool hand ball tournament for placid decennials trophy and 14thAll Kerala Interschool Volley Ball Tournament for KristhuJyothiSilver Jubilee memorial trophy on 28th, 29th and 30th November. The event was inaugurated by Shri.Sureshkumar DySP, Changanaserry.
Celebrations: Placid misses not a chance to celebrate. We had our Onam celebration on September 6th with paayasam distributions and naadanpaattu programme and a celebratory meeting KJ auditorium.
Teachers’ Day: This year we celebrated teachers’ day on October 1st closer to the international teachers’ day on October 5th. .An Assembly was held to formally honour our teachers on their special day. It was conducted in the gracious presence of Rev. Fr. Bobby George, Kattikadu, the well known writer, Orator and preacher. A student teacher competition was also held in association with the day and the best student teachers were awarded prizes.
Principal’s day: The principal’s day on October 10th was a subdued affair this year with a minimum of celebrations.
Gandhi Jayanti: The birthday of the father of our nation was celebrated with a special assembly in the Kristu Jyothi auditorium on October 2nd commemorating the life of Mahatma. The SEWA activities of the year were held on the day and the students cleaned the school premises.
Awards: The school was awarded the prestigious British Council International school award a consecutive second term on 29th November in grand ceremony held at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. The principal and the ISA co-ordinator attended the event to receive the award.
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 in the three decades of its existence and has many more miles to go paving way for generations yet to come in their journey of life. we gratefully acknowledged the unlimited support of the management especially the Priests and brothers of the SH Monastery, the parent community, the staff and the students. Above all we place our trust in the bounteous blessings of the Almighty without which nothing would have been possible. We assure you that we will continue to do our best for the society and future citizens you have entrusted to us.