National Science Seminar – III Prize at the State Level

In recent years our pupils have been performing very well in Science Seminar.  This year also, Ayush,  a  X standard student of our school was selected at the District level to represent the Tirunelveli District at the State Level Competition.  64 students from 32 schools  participated at the district level and Ayush was one among the two selected to the next level that is the State Level Seminar.

The State Level Science Seminar was held in Chennai on the 9th of September. 60 toppers from the various districts of Tamilnadu took part in it. Ayush won the Third Position.  Ayush narrowly missed the First Place which would have got him the chance to take part in the National Level Competition. Any way winning a Prize in the State Level Competition is not an easy task!

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Overall Best Performers In Puranava Once Again

Our school team with the able guidance and coaching given by our staff Mrs.Kalpana and Mrs. Subhashini has performed incredibly well for the past three years in Puranava, an Indian Heritage Quiz Competition initiated and organized by Global Organisation of Divinity (GOD).

This year the preliminary quiz rounds covering topics such as Mahabharata, Saints of India, Temples and festivals of South India and Thiruppavai  were conducted in August across 17 zones in 8 districts involving 256 students from 128 schools. The Finals took place on 8th September in Tuticorin under the benign blessings of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.

Our run of success continued. Our team of two pupilss V. Sivamurugan and S. Sruthy of Class 8 emerged as the overall best performers in Puranava with a score of 95 ex 100. They outshone all the other teams at every level and reached the finals where they finished second. However, our team’s overall scores and outstanding performance thoughout the competition earned them the ‘Best All Round Performers’ trophy. Sivamurugan and Sruthy were each awarded a silver medal and a watch for their second position along with a runner-up trophy to the school.

 They were also given a gold coin for their best performance in the overall quizzing event.

Their performance was excellent and they deserve our congratulations.

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A Meritorious Award to our Devoted Principal

We are delighted to announce that our Principal Mrs Usha Raman has been honoured by the Tamil Nadu government by being awarded the Dr.Radhakrishnan Nallasiriyar Virudhu or ‘Best Teacher Award’.

This Prestigious award is given after rigorous scrutiny by the State Goverment Authorities of the contribution made to education by the nominees. Mrs Usha Raman was selected in recognition of her invaluable and inspirational work at Sri Jayendra over the past 35 years.

The award giving ceremony was held on September 5 in Chennai. The Honourable Education Minister Mr. K. Veeramani took pride in conferring the awards to the Best Teachers of the State. He extended his humble salutation to teachers.

On her return to Sri Jayendra, a warm-hearted welcome was given by the School Management, Staff, Students and well wishers. She happily accepted the plaudits but generously said that she has only achieved what she has today because of the School and the support she has had there.

 Our school Correspondent Mrs. Nirmal Ramarathinam overwhelmed by joy stated that her dream has come true!

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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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