This year the Viswas quiz, which always causes much excitement and interest, was held on 21st February. This was the fifth consecutive year that the Rotary Club of Tirunelveli West has organised the quiz which is held in memory of Mr. Rmk.Viswanathan of RmKV Group.
Thirty seven teams from schools in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts took part. The Quiz master, Mr. Manova Raja, CEO of Fragrhen Academy, held everyone’s attention with his skilful handling of the occasion.
After the preliminary rounds the two teams from our school comprising Ramswarnapiyan (class 9), Sri Siva Murugan and Balaji (class 8) and Selvamuthu Balaji (class 7) were on stage for the Finals. The questions were from different fields like Science, Entertainment, Politics and Sports.
The event culminated with an award winning ceremony where winning teams received cash prizes and certificates of excellence. Our school teams stood in second and third place: a praiseworthy performance
The function was held in the Air conditioned Priory Conference Hall which proved to be an excellent venue for such an event: grateful thanks were recorded by the dignitaries of Rotary Club.
Excursions are a regular feature of our school curriculum. We believe that field trips and excursions serve a valuable purpose: they expose children to new environments, help them to see new things and to see familiar things in new ways.
Educational trips make a welcome break from school routine, not only giving pupils a chance to enjoy a day away from the classroom but also an opportunity to build closer bonds with their classmates and their teachers. The teachers learn more about their pupils as they seem them in a different environment.
This year we have scheduled the trips so that only a single section is taken on a given day. With the resulting small numbers we can give much more care and attention to the pupils to ensure a comfortable journey and a more meaningful experience.
Visit include Courtalam Eco park, Manapadu Beach, Papanasam, Vattakottai, Kanyakumari, Ettayapuram, Tuticorin, Panchalankurichi.
Before a trip our teachers give the pupils a clear idea about the place to be visited using PowerPoint presentations. Creative worksheets are given for pupils to complete after the excursion. From the feedback we receive and the reaction of the pupils we are in no doubt they have a joyous experience which is relished to its best: it will definitely be cherished in future.
Here are some clicks made during our Children’s Day Out:
On 15th November 2014 RMKV and the Rotary Club of Tirunelveli conducted the annual Kiddival competition for the twenty fifth consecutive year.
Kiddival is an interschool competition conducted for pupils from classes L.K.G to 5 to showcase their talent in competitions as diverse as Fancy dress, Tirukkural recitation, essay and poetry writing, music and dance. Over 1700 students from 83 schools of the three southern districts of Tamil Nadu (Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari) took part in this prestigious and exciting event.
For weeks before the competition the School was buzzing with activity as the children made their preparations: artwork was created, the stage was always full of dancers and small girls practiced their Tamil Oratory with surprisingly powerful voices and theatrical gestures. There is no doubt that this wonderful event enthuses the children and encourages competitiveness and involvement.
Our pupils produced some vibrant performances on the day and we won the overall second place emerging as Runners of Kiddival 2014.
We won prizes in the following events:
1st Prizes in: Crayon Colouring, Non Classical Instrumental, Fab Kid Girl, Group Dance, Non Classical Vocal and Classical vocal
2nd Prizes in : Pencil Sketch, Quiz, Recitation and Clay Modelling
3rd Prizes in: Classical Instrumental
Consolation Prize: Thirukkural Recitation
Our Principal and Correspondent showed their appreciation of all the participants, prize winners and staff for their efforts and contribution.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.