ANNUAL REPORT 2018


ST. THOMAS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, KATTANAM

Annual Report 2018–’19
 
Honorable Chief Guest Sri.Renjith A.S.  Excise Deputy Commissioner,  Very Rev. T. K.  Mathew ( Vicar General), Rev. Sam T Paniker (Manager & President of today’s function),  Rev. Arun Samuel Varghese,  Mr. Thomas John, (Secretary) Mr. Varghese Thomas (Treasurer), Sri. Solomon P.V. (President PTA), respected Members of Governing Board and Trust, distinguished invitees, loving parents, respected colleagues, dear students, well-wishers, ladies and gentlemen.
Being the principal of this esteemed educational institution, I am privileged and happy to present before you, the Annual Report of STEMS for the academic year 2018 – 19 on this auspicious 24th Annual Day and STEMS Talentia, seeking the blessings and mercy from God Almighty. 
Founded in 1995, under the management of Kattanam St. Thomas Mar Thoma Charitable Trust, STEMS is progressing well and in pursuit of Quality andExcellence. Presently the Play & K.G. section and CBSE school function as two  institutions under the Trust.
 

Welcome to New Manager and Secretary

Following the transfer of Rev. Dr. George Mathew who served as the manager and  vicar of St. Thomas Church Kattanam, to another church in Thevalakara, Rev. Sam T. Panikar joined as the new Manager. The Trust secretary Mr. Kurian P.K. was relieved and Mr. Thomas John is elected as the new secretary in his place . We do acknowledge with gratitude both of them for their praiseworthy services and guidance rendered in this institution during last three years.

Our Staff

We have competent and committed Teaching and Non-Teaching staff with a wide range of skills and interest who works as a team. They effectively act with love and concern as the second parents to our beloved students. Presently we have 82 staff including 59- Teaching staff, 4- N T S and 19- Supporting staff. Mrs. Gangaji was reelected as the Staff secretary this year also.  Mrs. Jaisy Thomas, Bindu K Prasad, Lovely Thomas, Susan John and Viji V Pillai served as the Section Inchargers. I record my thanks to all members of STEMS staff, for their incredible, dedicated hard work for the smooth running of the institutions.

In- Service Training

Teachers are being enriched and empowered in different occasions especially in vacation and holidays through different competent agencies and resource persons. Apart from Principal, renowned resource persons like Mr. K.M. Philip (Best Teacher award winner), Prof. Dr. Ashok Alex, Mr. Sunny V. George, Mr. Benny Pulikal , Mr. Benson Thomas, Mrs. LibyElizebethMukesh, Mr. Shivan S. Mattakara, Mrs. Seena Abraham etc. took motivation and orientation classes for teachers during  summer vacation and on non-teaching working days. Smt. Bincy Vincent and Mrs. LalithaKumary participated in the  Capacity Development Programme organized by CBSE . Similarly many teachers attended workshop forTeachers’ Training course organized by various Publishers. Mac Million Publishers organized one day training programme exclusively for KG Staff.

Staff Extension Activities

Principal Dr. Babu. K. attended one NAAC Peer Team Visit in Rajastan. He has attended different meetings of Academic bodies and Doctoral committees in Education in Kannur University. Adjudicated few Ph.D. Theses from different  universities. 
Three of our P.G.Ts Mrs. Maya R., Mrs. Chitra P & Mrs. Sandya S. were deputed by CBSE as external practical examiners. Opportunities are given to all the qualified teachers as External invigilators in the CBSE Board examinations
Intensive expert classes for class X and XII th students are being held by eminent and experienced experts like Prof. Dr. Benny V. George, Sri Sunny V. George, Prof. Nandakumar, Mrs. Seena Abraham etc. 
CBSE Examination ResultsResults of the Board Examination have always been the main yardstick to categorize schools. By the Grace of God, this year also we got excellent results with 100 % First Class in both class X and XII CBSE Board Examinations.  In Class X,  3tudents secured A1 Grade in all subjects and the remaining students got Distinction. KumariAnugrahaNinan was the topper in Class XII and topper in  Malayalam  subject in Aleppy Dt. All the students who got good grades are felicitated by the School, PTA, CBSE, Sahodaya , and also by different agencies. Merit Day was conducted on 12-6-18 for which Prof. Dr. Jacob Chandi, Principal Bishop Moor College Mavelikara was the chief guest and felicitated all the meritorious students. 

Parent Teacher Association

Our P.T.A. is very strong and  supportive. Their frequent meeting and timely advices are truly appreciable. This year we conducted General PTA on 6th July and executives were selected. 3 Executive members’ meeting was held. We acknowledge with gratitude Mr. M. C. Reghunath who was an active PTA President for the last many years.  This year Mr. Solomon PV is elected as PTA president, Mrs. Dolly and AnoopAjith   as Vice presidents. Mrs. Maya M.B. is nominated as  the PTA Secretary. Their wholehearted support in all activities and functions is highly praiseworthy. I take this opportunity to thank all parents for their relentless support, suggestion and guidance.

Tests and Open House

We conduct periodic tests, unit tests, mid-term tests, revision tests etc. to the students as per CBSE Norms. For the evaluation, assessment and improvement in academic performance, class wise open house is being arranged after each and every tests.
School Parliament: We have a total strength of 1148 students.  Class wise leaders are selected and the student council election was held on 11-06-2018.  The following members are elected as students’ representatives for the school parliament, in a democratic manner availing the privilege of exercising the franchise.

 

Head Boy: ShainShiju Mathew,        Sports Captain:  Sachu Samuel
Head Girl: Aiswarya A.G.,            Student Editor:  Asha Mariam Mathew
Arts Secretary:  Fathima A Razak.
Deputy Leaders :Augasto Varghese &LeksmiPriya

 

House system

Our students are divided into 4 Houses with 4 different colour codes. Healthy competitions are being done on various items in Arts Fest, Sports, Games and Academics. Red house has come out as the overall champion in this year.
 
Sl.no. House House masters Captains- boy Girl
1. Blue Mrs. Bincy Vincent Adithya Kumar DiyaSumesh
2. Green Mrs. Sreela S. Aravind K Raimy Susan 
3. Red Mrs. Jaya leksmi Chris Francis Hilda Susan
4. Yellow Mrs. Priya P. Pillai
Vachan S Paniker. Sherly Varghese.
 

Laurels in Inter School Competition

A. Our children proved their mettle in the youth festival held on28th and 29th September which was inaugurated by Sri KunnidaSasi. Congratulation to the winners and participants and also good appreciations to the parents and teachers who trained and prepared them.
Two students Aiswarya A.G. and Abhinav got ‘A’ Grade in Anchoring and power point presentations in the State Level CBSE Sahodaya youth Fest last year.This year, Due to the unprecedented Flood Crisis, CBSE and Government discouraged the Sahodaya Competitions in Sports and Arts.
 
B.        Scholarship examinations. As the Government and CBSE Banned scholarships run by Private groups we did not conduct private Scholarship Exams like Gate @ Scholarships , but motivated students to appear KVYP, NSTS exams etc.
Our students also bagged many prizes in the colouring and Handwriting competitions organized by various agencies like Balarama, YMCA, etc.

Teachers’ Day

Students welcomed all the teachers with flowers and cards. They were honoured with “Guruvandanam”. The students bowed and paid obeisance to the teachers who blessed them.

Flood Relief Charity Drive

SYEMS family wholeheartedly involved in the management of this year’s unprecedented heavy flood crisis. About 2 buses full materials are collected by the students and distributed to about 300 deserving families in Kuttanadu, Aleppy Dt.  Sacrificing the expenses budgeted for Onam and EidCelabrationsand  utilized for CMDRF.
Again about Rs.1,25,000 /- was donated to Chief Minister’s Flood relief Fund through District Collector and CBSE.  We express our sincere thanks to the parents, teachers, staff and the management  Similarly many students, Staff and people were benefitted through our Charity Drive on different occasions.

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi 

As per CBSE direction, one year programme is planned and being held. The GandjiJayanticelebrations was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. E.V. Mathew on the eve of GanndiJayanthi. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled by the Principal. Mega Essay , Quiz, Drawing  competitions are held for every students .Certificates and prizes are given to the winners in each Classes, Sections and Houses/ School levels. Campus Cleaning and waste management programmes are also organized in the school and in many public places.

 

Stems Edu Expo-2018

Edu Expo-2018 was held at school on 27 th November. It was an exhibition of art, craft and educational subjects by the students. The highlights of the Expo include simple experiments, still and working models, Vegetable carvings, craft works, paintings, charts, collection of stamps and coins. The function was inaugurated by the manager and the principal explained the purpose behind the expo. A panel of teachers judged the exhibits.

Important Events and Activities in 2018 – 19

We aim to mould and transform the children with a keen sense of determination, dedication and discipline and to develop a balanced personality, based on moral values. In order to train our children to come out with domino effect, we provide equal opportunities to curricular as well as  co-curricular activities.
This year we conducted Mass / Mega Competitions in Essay, Quiz & Drawing in connection with Flood Crisis and Quiz and Drawings on the 150th Year of Gandhi  Jayanti

Prominent and important events.

Sl.No Date Events /Activities
1 12/1/18 23rd Annual Day - Most Rev Dr. Joseph Marthoma Metropolitan, Msgr  JoseVenmalote (Mavelikara) and                                    MrsDaleemaJojo were the guests of the day.
2 26/1/18 Republic Day celebration, Voters Day & National Girl’s Day.
3 29/1/18 Patron’s Visit – H. E. Rt. Rev. Dr.Abraham Mar Paulose Visited us 
and interacted with staff and students.
4 30/1/18 Mahatma Gandhiji’s Martyr Day   - Message by Principal.
5 5/2/18 10th&12th Classes formally started.
6 7/2/18 Staff selection held for 2018-19.
7 28/2/18 Science Day Programmes.
8 8/3/18 Women’s Day celebration - Guest: Smt. KunjumolReji (V. P. 
GramaPanchayat), Message by Smt. Susamma George   
9 14/3/18 School Annual  Examination commenced
10 23/3/18 Social Life Value Experience held in 10 different public places by
students ,staff and parents representatives. School closed for 
Annual vacation.
 11. 28/3/18 Sent off to the Manager Rev. Dr.  George Mathew by staff
12 4/4 /18 Official Send off to the Manager with parents, staff and students
Guest: Rev   Msgr. George CharuvillaEpiscopa.Mavelikara
13 21/5/18 DISA - 2018 started (Direction Identification and Self-Awareness)
14 25/5/18 Teachers Capacity Building- Training programme held for 
One week by the Approved Resource persons
15 1/6/18 School reopened and new academic year began with a special
prayer service. 
16 5/6/18 Environment Day Celebration held in two phases. 
17 6/6/18 Class XI – classes inaugurated by the presence of the entire Academic 
Committee members.
 
18 11/6/18 Election of School Leaders held democratically and
` systematically.
19 12/6/18 Merit Day & Investiture Ceremony. Guest: Dr. Jacob 
Chandy, Principal, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara.
20 19/6/18 Reading Day-  PNPanicker’s Death anniversary.
Handwriting, Reading, Spell Bee competitions held.
21 21/6/18 International  Yoga Day -Demonstration.
22 26/6/18 Anti Drug’s Day.
23 6/7/18 P. T.A General  body  Meeting held.
24 11/7/18 World  Population  Day.     ‘Subhayathra’- Drama Programme
Staged by Aleppy  Police Dept.
25 8/8/18 De-Worm Day  Programme.
26 15/8/18 Independence Day Celebrated.
27 5/9/18 Teacher’s Day Celebration in a befitting manner.
Teacher’s Seminar by Mrs. LeelammaMathew  (National Awardee).               Football Shoot out Competition.
28 19/9/18 Annual Sports Meet   Guest:   Prof. V Vasudevan
(GramaPanchayath President)
29 28 /9 & 29/9 Arts Fest – “Sarganjali- 2018” Inaugurated by KunnidaSasi
(Stage Artist  )Inter house competitions.
30 15/9/18 Unexpected Demise of Ajay Sumesh XI Student . School made
arrangement for his last respects and tributes.
31 19/10/18 Vijayadesami -Vidyarambam led by Brahma Sri Venugopal
Namboodiri.
32 25/10/18 Half Yearly Exam Commenced.
33 14/11/18 Children’s Day Programme& Rally well organized.
Chief Guest:  Dr. B Anish , Inspector of Police,Vallikunnam.
34 24/11/18 Educational tour organized to Trivandrum, Malambuzha and 
Wonderla.
35 27/11/18 STEMS EDU EXPO by all students.
36 1/12/18 Kids Day Celebration- Guest: Mr. Bensic Miranda, Trivandrum
Class on ‘Cyber Crimes’ to higher class students.
37 11/12/18 Christmas Celebration
Message - by Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar PauloseEpiscopa.
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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

  was solemnly celebrated in which  Christmas message was delivered by Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar PouloseEpiscopaAdoor Diocese. A cashless, simple and conventional style of Christmas celebration was held with the exchange of self-made Greeting Cards to their Christmas friends among  our students and staff. Beautiful Carols services and  Special Programmes like, Musical Skit etc. are performed. Christmas cake was was cut by the guest and distributed to all. His Excellency  released the school calendar-2019 and presented to all.
Special assembly  On Wednesdays and Fridays  Class wise special assemblies are organised for the distribution of prizes & certificates for the winners in the  Class/ House /School  level competitions held in  Arts, Sports,  Games Drawing and academics. Certificates and trophies / Medals are also given to the State level, Inter school / house competitions. Special prizes are also given to Best readers/library users 

Educational tour and picnic

As a part of teaching learning process we conducted study tours with the aim of getting firsthand Experience, Entertainment, Enrichment  and Education, this year we effectively conducted educational tours in 4 levels, in different destinations with the leadership of teachers.  
     Level         Destination Date
1.   Class I – VIII            Trivandrum side                            24-11-2018
2..   Secondary level Malampuzha                                  16-11.2018.
3.   Class X & XII                       Eranakulam- Wonderla                24-11-2018
Edl Tour of Nursery and Kids are to be held in January towards Aleppy
All the tours started with special prayer by our manager in the presence of the Trust Secretary, the parents and teachers. 

Club Activities

All the students of our school are included as members of various clubs named Science club, Health and Wellness club, Charity Club, Social Science club, Literary club, , Arts club, Quiz club, Painters Club etc. various competition, celebration and activities are successfully conducted on the auspicious  of  different  clubs.
News Paper Reading Habit As a part of improving G.K. and competency in English, this year we started ManoramaVayanakalary. Students are also motivated to contribute and read English papers - Indian Express and Hindu at subsidized rates. Many students utilize the scheme.
Radio ProgrammeDuring the Lunch Break, Students perform Radio Programmes systematically. Students on class wise exhibit their talents and items through this programme.
This year we implemented class-wise morning assemblies, manuscript magazines, Christmas/New year card making etc. which enabled our students to express their intent talents.

Facilities and Infrastructure

 
We are very happy to thank our management for providing all the necessary infrastructures by completing the buildings with sufficient class rooms, Laboratories, Activity Halls exclusively for Dance, Arts and Yoga Practice, New Wash rooms etc.
Facilities like High Tech Smart Class, well equipped Laboratories, Morning assemblies and radio programmes, Playground- Sports and Games, Library with additional new  books  etc. enhance our students holistic development. 

Conclusion

Before I conclude, let me thank God Almighty for showering His choicest blessings upon us in all our endeavors.
  I specially thank our Patron, Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar PauloseEpiscopa of Adoor Diocese for reposing his confidence and trust in me and for his encouragement, co-operation and support given for the smooth functioning of this prestigious institution. I express my sincere gratitude to Rev. Sam T. Panikar  our beloved Manager & President of the trust, Rev. Arun Samuel Varghese (Vice President), Mr. Thomas John (Trust Secretary) , Mr. Varghese Mathew (Treasurer)  and all other  conveners   and members of  governing board  and various sub committees  who actively involved in the smooth function of the school.  Mr. Sunny V George (Convener) and Dr. E.V. Mathew and Mr. Thomas Varghese members of Academic Committee are very keen and concerned about the academic matters of the school and use to involve with necessary and timely steps.  My special thanks to all teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents, and PTA executive members for their wholehearted co-operation and support.
I also extend my sincere appreciation to all our benefactors and well-wishers, distinguished dignitaries on and off the dais, parents and all who are present here to encourage our students and to make our annual day a grand success. Let me conclude and invite you all to become active partners in the process of educating our children as responsible citizens of our country.
 
“The greatest thing in life is not the achievement but the desire to achieve, It is the striving that is worthwhile”                         C.V.Raman
21-12-2018 Principal             Prof. Dr. BabuKochamkunnel