Cherished moments with Mrs. & Mr. William Winfield

On October 25th Jayendrans gave a warm welcome to Mr William Winfield and Mrs Margaret Winfield our distinguished and cherished friends. Mr. Winfield, now retired, was the Headmaster of Mill Hill School and he initiated the partnership with Sri Jayendra.

As with all of their visits (this was their fifth) they had a wonderful and positive impact on the staff and children.

The students of classes 9 and 11 very much benefited from Mr. Winfield’s fantastic English Classes while the younger children from classes 6 to 8 enjoyed being taught by Mrs Winfield.

During their stay they inaugurated the new reading room in the library and, as a part of the Pasumai Bharatham programme, helped plant saplings  in and around G.K.V school.

On their final evening, the 30th October, a farewell party and get together was organised in the Priory Conference Centre. The school choir performed songs in various world languages and there was a display of fusion dance which was much enjoyed.

 After the dinner we bid our fond farewells: we hope to see them again soon.

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Marvellous play in Marvel 2014 Quiz

Sowdambika College of Engineering, Aruppukottai conducted a quiz competition for school students on November 7, 2014 in their college. The preliminary and Screening tests were conducted in the districts of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Madurai 2 weeks prior to this. Four teams with top scores from each district were qualified to take part in the Final round.

Two teams from our school qualified for the Finals. These were held on November 7th in three different phases. Each covered fields like Science and Technology, World Events, Famous personalities, Books & Authors, English Vocabulary etc.  Srinidi of class XI and Balaji of class X performed extremely  well and they were appreciated by all for their brilliant play. They took the First Prize with a cash award of Rs.15,000/ The other team Santhosh of class XI and Maheshrajan of class X also performed well and came fifth.

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INFO USA QUIZ

The Info USA Quiz for school students is conducted by the US Consulate General.

This year Ms Andie De Arment, Cultural Affairs Officer in the Public Affairs Section at the US Consulate in Chennai  conducted the quiz at the Lady Doak College in  Madurai as part of the “Experience America” programme.

 The programme is designed to raise awareness and knowledge among Indian students of the various facets of  American society and culture.

 Nearly 20 schools from the Southern districts of Madurai, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli took part. 10 teams qualified  for the semifinal and the best five, which included the Sri Jayendra team,  competed in the Grand Final.

Jayendra pupils  S. Srinidhi of XI and R. Balaji of X emerged victorious  after a thrilling final when they were first to answer questions on such diverse topics  as American Politics, History,  Geography and even  Cartoon characters.

Their performance won the appreciation of all and they deserve our congratulations.

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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.

Sri Jayendra

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