Colours Day Celebration 2014

The Kindergarten Department  celebrated  Colours Day on 4th August 2014. This day is great fun for all involved and is designed to help the youngest children to identify and differentiate various colours, talk about them and think about how colour enhances and influences their lives.

The four classes were each allocated a colour –  red, green, yellow and blue – and each room was decorated in the allocated colour. The children then came to school dressed in the colour allocated to their class and many brought objects – toys, fruit, vegetables or plastic household items in ‘their’ colour. The teachers too were dressed up in the same colour as their pupils.

There was much competitive spirit between the children and they were all anxious to make a contribution to their group’s display.

The children did colouring sheets and displayed them on the notice board and they also spoke about the significance of the colours in the rainbow and our national flag.

Mr. Sunder Singh of Johns College was the Chief Guest who appreciated the efforts of the children. The Principal and Correspondent of the school gave their full support to make this celebration a grand success.

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Thanksgiving Celebration & Annual Prize Distribution

The three week visit by pupils and staff from Mill Hill School in London was as always a huge success. Our pupils enjoyed their interaction with ‘the foreigners’ and delighted in their ability to converse easily with them in English. Close relationships were formed and of course the farewells were emotional. It is our custom to hold a Thankgiving Function for the Millhillians before they return home. This year we held this on Saturday 19th July.

Loganathan, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Tirunelveli City, graced the day as the President. Our Principal delivered the Welcome Speech after which, as a token of love, we honoured Mr. Paul and the Mill Hill teachers; Miss Victoria Dempster, Ms. Rachel Bradley, Dr. Blaiklock and Mr. Fearghal Evans with a bouquet and shawl.

During the Prize Giving the achievers of X & XII Standard of the year 2013-14 were appreciated and the General Proficiency Prizes and Memorial Prizes were also given together with the awards to the winners of Quiz Competition and Music and Dance Competitions. We are proud to announce that we won Rs.1 lakh as prize money in the Vina Vidai Quiz Event conducted by ‘Pudhuyugam TV’ channel.

Then followed some wonderful musical entertainment including a colourful traditional dances like Karagattam, Kavadi with some spectacular colourful costumes. Some of the Millhillians took part in these dances after training for many days beforehand.

After our Correspondent delivered the Vote of Thanks the performers, Millhillians, guests and many pupils gathered for a farewell meal on the Basketball Court where the celebrations went on into the night.

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Sweet Success !

The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz is one of India’s most famous Quiz Contest: it tests children
to see if they have achieved a balance between their academic work and
extra-curricular activities.
Hosted by Derek of Brein Quiz Associates , this year’s quiz was held on 19th June at
Hotel Aryaas, Tirunelveli. More than 60 schools from the Southern Zone took
part and we are delighted that our student E. Ashok of 8 Standard was the
overall winner with a score of 110.
He now goes forward to the next round in which parent/child teams take part,
so we wish him and his mother every success in the State Level quiz which
will be held in August.

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Pudhu Yugam T.V. Channel Quiz Champions

The television channel Pudhuyugam conducted its popular Quiz competition ‘Vina, Vidai, Vettai’ (literally ‘Question, Answer, Hunt’ – it sounds better in Tamil!) for school students in March. The quiz tests knowledge of Indian culture, sports, politics, history, daily happenings, etc.

 Over 300 schools from all over Tamil Nadu took part in the preliminary test on March 1, 2014 in Chennai.  The Sri Jayendra team came first with the highest score and was therefore one of the sixteen teams who went on to the final.

            A week later, the shooting commenced. Our team maintained consistency and succeeded in gaining  the top position in all the six levels which took us to the Grand Finale where we emerged as the champions of Vina, Vidai Vettai – Juniors. The Quiz team S. Srinidhi,  [X Standard], G.K. Sriram [X],  and  R. Balaji  [IX] were awarded not only the Rolling Trophy for the school  but they also carried off the a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.

            The show was broadcasted between 11 a.m. to 12 noon every Sunday on the Pudhuyugam channel for three months. In the School assembly the Principal and Correspondent felicitated the students in the team and the staff members Mrs. Subhashini & Mrs. Kalpana who had done so much to train the team and enabled them to meet with such spectacular success.

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Budding Scientist – IGNITE 2013 Young Scientist Award

It was a great feather in our cap when our student Gautham Praveen received the Young Scientist Award IGNITE-2013 from the golden hands of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam .

 On 19th February 2014 at the Indian Institute of Management,  Ahmedabad, Gujarat,  the former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam  distributed the Young Scientist Awards to the winners of the Ignite Science Competition.

The competition is organised by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) part of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, situated  in Ahmedabad, Gujarat .The annual IGNITE Science competition is designed to motivate young minds towards science.  This year 20,836 projects were  received of which NIF selected only 38 Projects for IGNITE Awards.  We were proud and delighted to learn that Gautham Praveen’s project t titled EASY BULB FIXER was one of the  38 winning projects.

 During the morning session, all the award winners were requested to share their experiences with the audience and other winners.  Jayendra students are always well prepared in such situations and Gautham was the only one who explained his project to the audience with a video presentation . The 2 minute presentation impressed  the audience.

 In the afternoon session,  Padmashree Professor Dr Anil Gupta,  CEO of National Innovation Foundation, welcomed  the gathering and explained the aim of IGNITE competitions.

Then  Dr APJ Abdul Kalam visited all the award winning projects.  Dr Kalam interacted with Gautham about his innovative project “EASY BULB FIXER” for several minutes.

 The award winners receive not only the citation for their winning ideas but also a copy of the patents for their innovative product that have been filed in their names.

They also receive mentoring from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad to advise on their higher studies.

Gautham Praveen has been selected as NIF Coordinator for our region  to encourage school children to come up with technological innovations.

 During his presidential address Dr APJ Abdul Kalam reiterated “Innovations enrich society and looking at many of the innovative ideas here today I feel India has arrived. We are now entering the age of a knowledge driven economy” .

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Jayendrans Triumph At Viswas 2014

The Viswas General Knowledge Quiz, sponsored by RmKV Silks in memory of their founder is now in its fourth year. This year’s quiz was conducted by the Rotary club of Tirunelveli West on February 15 at Sri Jayendra School. A day- long quiz session of the 4th edition of 2014 was conducted on February 15, 2014.

33 teams from schools in Tirunelveli took part in the written preliminary round of the full day quiz each team representing the cream of each school’s master minds. Two teams from our school took part and both qualified for the finals.

The team of R.Balaji and N.Madhav (class 9) emerged as winner with a score of 145 points 60 of which came from an amazing performance in the buzzer round and first place was secure when they answered all ten questions correctly in the Rapid Fire round. Thus Jayendra regained the title after a year’s gap – another feather in our cap!

Our second team, Maheshrajan and Ramswarna Priyan also performed very well and finished up in fourth place.

The winners received a cash price of Rs.10, 000 and accolades from the Organisers, Principal, Staff and Friends.

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Kudos To Kids – Sri Jayendra Wins Kiddival 2013

Kiddival is an annual competition for children from Lower Kindergarten to Fifth Standard. Pupils  from schools in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari Districts participate in the competition which is conducted by Rm.K.V. in association with Rotary Club of Tirunelveli West and Tirunlveli Venuvanam .

Now in its twenty third year the competition provides a platform to showcase the children’s talents in competitions which include Handwriting, Quiz, Pencil Sketching, Fancy Dress, Group Dance, Classical Dance, Singing, Elocution, Instrumental Music, Essay Writing and Fashion Parade.

Over 1,250 pupils from 60 schools took part in this extravaganza and the Jayendra pupils did themselves proud with their enthusiastic approach and zest for performance.

Their fantastic efforts – together with those of the staff – were rewarded when Sri Jayendra were crowned overall winners of Kiddival 2013.

Notable performances included:

First place in Fancy dress, Crayon Colouring, Classical and Non-classical Vocal Music, Non-Classical Instrumental Music, and Quiz.

Second place in Classical Instrumental Music, Thirukural Recitation

Third place in Bharatanatyam, Non-Classical Dance and Pencil Sketching

Next day The whole School warmly applauded the competitors in assembly when our Principal congratulated and appreciated the winners and praised the staff and all the participants for their performance.

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Jeyendrans sail into the Hindu Young World Quiz National Finals

373 teams competed vigorously in the regional finals of The Hindu Young World Quiz 2013.  This eagerly awaited annual event was held at the Chamber of Commerce Hall, Madurai on 9th November. Students from 105 schools representing the southern districts of Tamilnadu took part.

Teams of two competed in the  preliminary round which consisted of 25 questions covering science, history, sports, epics, cinema, cartoons, literature, politics, logo and geography. The six best performing teams then entered the final: their names were announced to much excited anticipation by Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan

Jayendrans R.Balaji and N.Madhav of IX Standard emerged as the toppers in the preliminary round with the brilliant score of  23 marks. In a keenly contested Final they  maintained a steady lead and emerged as the champions after shattering all opposition: they finished with 122 points against the 85 of the runners up.

The winners walked away with the cash prize of Rs.10,000/-, trophies, certificates and gifts from various sponsors.

Regional rounds of the competition started in October in Thiruvananthapuram with the last regional round held in Delhi at the end of November. The winning teams from all these rounds will compete in  the Grand Final in Bangalore on 5th December. Balaji and Madhav will be proud to take part and we wish them every success.

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More laurels for Sri Jayendra

The State wide Thanithiran competition is open to all the schools in Tamil Nadu. It is organised by the State Government and Education Department and this year it was held in Tirunelveli.

Eleven competitions were held in each of three age categories in such disciplines as Oratory, Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Quiz and these are conducted first at zonal level, then district level and finally State level.

Eight of our teams came first in the zonal and district competitions so found themselves representing the School in the State level finals which were held in three locations in Tirunelveli on 25th October.

For a single school to have so many teams in the final of such a huge event is remarkable and our pupils deserve much praise and appreciation. They certainly left their mark: we came away with seven prizes which meant Tirunelveli District won the overall championship trophy.

Our successes were:

Senior Instrumental music:     First prize

Senior Folk dance:                  First prize

Senior Quiz:                            First prize

Intermediate Quiz:                  First prize

Intermediate Folk dance:         Second prize

Junior Classical dance:            Second prize

Senior Classical dance:           Third prize

The prize distribution ceremony was organised very grandly on 26th  October in the presence of the honourable State Minister for Education, the Mayor of Tirunelveli, the District collector and the Chief Executive Officer.

The winners of the First prizes in Dance and Music performed again for the pleasure of the dignitaries and then the winners received their trophies with great pride.

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