A Double Hat Trick

Every year Sivanthi Adithanar Engineering College in Tiruchendur conducts a State Level Quiz competition on General Knowledge for students from classes 9 to 12. This year Jayendra was represented by S. Srinidhi of Class 12 and R. Balaji of Class 9.

More than 60 schools took part in the quiz drawn from the whole of Tamil Nadu: there were teams from such places as Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichi and Salem so the competition was hot.

Our students performed confidently and battled their way through the preliminary rounds, the quarter and semi finals to win their place on stage for the Final against Madurai TVS Matriculation School. It was a tough fight and the teams were neck and neck up but in the final two questions two correct answers sealed our victory and we retained the prestigious trophy for the sixth consecutive year – a double hat trick.

The shield was presented to our students on 26th February and they also received a prize of Rs 5000 to share.

Our Principal appreciated the students and their coach in the assembly.

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SCIENCE SUCCESS

On February 27, 2016  the Einstein College of Engineering in Tirunelveli conducted their annual science competition which gives school students an opportunity to show their talents for innovation and invention in science. Participants show their ideas through working models and each school can display a maximum of three models.

Exhibits on a wide range of topics were on display from schools from Tirunelveli and Tuticorin Districts.

Our Science Masters encouraged and supported  higher secondary class student to produce three excellent projects, namely Mouse for Amputees, Sensitive Street Lights and Visual Ray Diagrams.

The Mouse is a computer mouse which can be worn like a slipper so that amputees who have lost arms can operate a computer using their feet.

The Sensitive Street Light becomes bright or dull when thermal sensors detect people nearby: an idea designed to reduce electricity consumption.

The Visual Ray Diagram is a teaching aid to help students visualize ray diagram for spherical lenses and mirrors by using laser light and smoke in a closed transparent container.

The Computer Mouse exhibited by R. Balaji and  S. Maharajan of class XI was appreciated by all. They answered confidently when questioned by the judges and the display was well explained and demonstrated.

This deserving team won the First Place with a cash award of Rs.5000/-.

The other projects were also praised and Sri Jayendra was awarded the overall Champions Trophy.

There is no doubt that the science projects help students to learn some exciting hands on science.

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MORE BASKETBALL SUCCESS

Our Senior Team (X standard and below) has met with impressive success in the Republic Day Basketball tournament organised by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

This huge competition, running for three days from 5th to 7th February, was open to all schools in Tamil Nadu including sports colleges. Our team first had to win its way through the zonal competition to qualify to compete at District level. Winning at that level enabled them to go through to the  Division competition and winning that meant they were one of the 16 teams which qualified for the State level competition held in Vellore near Chennai.

In the first round Jayendra played KVS School of Ramanathapuram District and a win by 73 to 33 qualified them for the quarter finals against Coimbatore Sports Hostel. We won this game 82 – 36 and went through to the semi finals where we played PAK School Chennai. Beating them 58 to 48 took us through to the Final.

The Final, against Velammal School was a closely fought match where the lead changed hands several time. Sadly Jayendra lost in the end scoring 60 points to Velammal’s 69.
Nevertheless to reach the Final of a competition of this size and to gain the silver medal is a fantastic achievement. Our Captain Surya and Vice Captain Naresh Kumar did a superb job to lead the team to such heights and all deserve our congratulations. Our best players are amongst the best in the State and therefore in the best few dozen in India.

The team members were each awarded a cup, a certificate and a cheque for Rs 800 by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

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Our Cricketers Score again

The Jayendra Cricket Academy T20 Tournament was held this year between from 23 to 26 January.

Eight teams took part in the competition which was held at the India Cements Ground. We are very fortunate to able to use this excellent ground with its grass wicket. Even the grass on the outfield was in very good condition which meant the braver fielders could dive.  This led to some agressive fielding and exciting matches.

In the first round the Jayendra team beat Francis Xavier’s by 4 wickets which qualified us for the semi – finals where we beat St. John’s Kalakad by 72 runs.

In the final against Bell School they won the toss and opted to field. Jayendra scored 115 in their 20 overs and Bell could only manage 82 – so a good win by 33 runs.

Two Jayendrans got special mentions: the man of the match was won by S Siva Namachivayam and G Sriram got the most promising player award.

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Our Quiz Team makes its Mark Once Again !!!

The Hindu Young World Quiz is the long-running event of its type for schoolchildren from standards 7 to 9.  The 2015-16 quiz was held on Jan 25 in Thyagaraja Arts College, Madurai: the city was the centre for the southern districts of Tamilnadu such as Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Madurai and Virudunagar.

Competing in the preliminary round with 280 teams, our students V. Sri Siva Murugan of class IX and B. Selva Muthu Balaji of class VIII scored the highest and entered the finals on stage. Only the top six scorers in the prelims got the chance to occupy the hot seats on the dais: the other five teams were from Madurai.

The battle continued until the Jayendra team emerged victorious beating the team from Mahatma CBSE School, Madurai, by a margin of 38 points.

The Prizes were distributed by P. Srinivasamurthy, Inspector of Matriculation Schools: our two winners each received a Fire Fox bicycle.

 Next day on January 26, in the Republic day function at Sri Jayendra the winners were recognized and appreciated by the Principal for their victory in  India’s largest inter-school live quiz.

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Our students, the winners of the prestigious the Hindu Young World Quiz, with the Chiefguest Mr. Srinivasa Moorthy, the Inspector of Matriculation Schools.

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The winning team V. Sri Siva Murugan and B. Selva Muthu Balaji with our staff cherishing the proud moment with the Quiz Master Mr. V.V. Ramanan.

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Cricketing Stars

The Rotarian Dinesh P Khanna Memorial South India Level Inter Academy Under 17 Cricket Tournament was hosted by the RKV Cricket Academy in Trichy between 25.12.15 and 01.01.16 and was contested by club and school sides from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Teams from eight districts took part.

Our first match against Ooty was won by 70 runs and M Surya was named Man of the Match.

We went on to beat the Salem team by 9 wickets and then victory over Trichy by 69 runs (39 scored by Kanaga Subranian in a fine performance) took us to the semi-final in which Chennai was beaten by 50 runs.

In the finals against Kerala we batted first scoring 203 for 6 in our 30 overs. Kerala managed 131 for 9 giving us victory by 72 runs: a stunning result which won us the trophy.

Our  batting was outstanding throughout the tournament but it was the strength of our bowling that devastated the opposition.

This superb performance was made possible by vigorous practice, the professional and dedicated coaching by our coach Mr. Rajasekaran, and the spirit and confidence of the players.

It was a moment of pride for all Jayendrans as our cricketers excelled and brought laurels to the school. Our principal, Management and staff felicitated the Coach, Players and Physical education department in the school assembly for their wonderful performance.

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Our Girl shines in Throw Ball

Our girls were part of the Indian National Throw Ball Team which won the First Place.

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Two girls of our school were selected to take part in International Girls Throw Ball Tournament organized by the Asian Throw Ball Federation in Bangalore recently. They represented the Indian team that played against Malaysia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and won the first position.

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Prizes For Science Projects

The Science Projects that we presented at several Science Exhibitions also won a lot of appreciation and accolades.

The science and Maths models presented by our students at the District Science Fair won the First place in competition with 54 other schools.

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The students are shown being appreciated by the Joint Director of Matriculation Schools in our school assembly.

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Our Physics Project was show cased in the Chennai Science Fair held at the Birla Science Musuem on Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Birthday. Our student A. Ayush was selected at the District Level to present his project, at the fair and he won the appreciation of one and all.

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He Is Seen Receiving The Trophy And Certificate From The Hon.Minister of Education Govt. of Tamilnadu

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Teachers’ Day Celebrations – Pasumai Bharatha Vriksha Thiruvizha

Teachers’ Day was celebrated with a difference as Vrisha Thiruvizha at Sri Jayendra School, Sankarnagar. Teachers and Trees are similar in many ways. Just as how trees selflessly contribute to the people and the world, so too teachers contribute to the children and the people of the society. Also trees serve as teachers in many ways, as they witness as partners in our learning, playing, and growing. It was most appropriate that Teachers’ Day was celebrated as Vrisha Thiruvizha , when teachers and students spent the day planting saplings in and around the school , which will continue in the days to come when trees will be planted along the 2 kms road leading to the school from Chidambara Nagar.

Mr. Petchi Pandian, the chairman of the Sankarnagar Township, Mr.Palani, the Executive Officer of Sankarnagar Township, Mr.Selventhiran, Regional Manager, Hindu,  Fr. Antony Cruz, Mr. Krishi and Mr.Narasimha Raja took part in the function and planted saplings. The Principal, Mrs. Usha Raman welcomed the audience; Mr.Selventhiran spoke about the importance of teachers in the lives of students by quoting incidents  from  the life of Tendulkar. The school choir rendered songs with messages about our environment, composed by the school music master Mr.Jesurajan and trained by Mrs. Ganga Mani and Mrs. Pratheeba.

This mission is a joint project executed along with Pasumai Bharatham, a movement initiated by the teachers and students of Sri Jayendra the school to work for the conservation and greening of our environment. Pasumai Bharatham aims to plant 1000 trees within one year and they have already succeeded in planting   500 trees within the last six months.

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