The tiny tots of our kindergarten classes exhibited their talents in the Fancy dress competition conducted on September 14, in our school Priory hall. The active participation of the children and the enthusiasm of the parents made us very happy. The children portrayed many themes like importance of following traffic signal, go green, avoid plastics, eat healthy food, save water etc.,
Puranava Quiz 2019 Out of 2011 teams across 13 districts, 2 teams of our school with their extraordinary performance were selected to participate in the Semi finals which was conducted for top 28 teams of the Zonal level. In the Semi finals too our children stood in the first and second place. Since only one team from a school could participate in the Grand Finale, Tejaswini and Madhuvarshini of class 8 went on to the stage. From the initial round they maintained a good lead and won the First place. They were awarded 2 gms of gold coin each. Srivatsan and Ramasubramanian missed the chance very narrowly with the margin of two marks. They were given special appreciation and prizes by the Organisers.
To mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi, different programs and competitions are being conducted across the country for the school students. The District Science Centre, Tirunelveli organised a Skit contest on August 7 for the school students on the topic ‘Turning points in Gandhi’s Life’.
The students of Sri Jayendra Golden Jubilee School Sankarnagar won the first place in this contest. They enacted beautifully depicting the momentous decision Gandhiji made to change his attire from the elaborate Gujarati attire to a simple dhoti and shawl. Since this significant decision was taken by Gandhiji in Madurai in September 1921. The Principal and Staff congratulated the students for their wonderful performance. Here we would like to mention that our school students also represented Tamilnadu in the National Level Gandhi Quiz conducted last year in Calcutta and won the third place.
The Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2019 -20 was held on 29th July. The results of the election conducted for selecting the School heads and House captains were revealed in the assembly by our Principal a week before.
The Investiture session became a special occasion due to the presence of the Emanuels, the guests from London to our School. Iwin of class 11 was bestowed as the School Boy Head and Rishvega of class 11 was bestowed as the School Girl Head by our Principal Mrs. Usha Raman. Then the captains and vice captains of the four houses namely Athreya, Kowshika, Srivatsa and Vathula were pinned with the badges by the Staff of the Emanuel School, London.
Our Principal congratulated the newly elected Office Bearers and hoped that they would perform their duties with utmost diligence.
Head Girl Rishvega along with her team of Office Bearers took oath with a promise that they would carry out their duties with integrity, faith and excellence.
The fourth edition of the TNPL is played over 28 days across three venues between July 19 and August 15.The India Cements Limited Cricket Ground is one of the three venues. The CEO of the Chennai Super Kings Mr. KS Viswanathan fondly called Kasi was in townand we all were surprised, when we got the call that he is visiting our school. We were all set ready to receive the special guest cheerfully.
He has been with the CSK team since its formation. Mr. Kasi possesses vast experience and is the main man of the franchise. Previously, he worked as a chief scout for India Cements Limited.
Our Principal and Staff gave him a warm welcome. He spent around one hour in our school and very interestingly enquired about our school cricket team. He was taken around the school by our Principal.
On 19/017/19 we celebrated the 84th Jayanthi of our Patron saint His Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal. Children were asked to come in colour dress to the school. In the morning assembly the students and staff paid tribute to the saint by singing Bhajan songs. Our Mutt Students chanted Vedic Mantras. Sweets were distributed to all the students. Our Principal gave a short and inspiring speech on Guru Bhakti and Faith to the students.
Our School Cricket team has won the under -16 Inter school cricket tournament by ten wickets. This tournament was organised and conducted by The Kamalavathy Senior Higher Secondary School, Tuticorin. Our school student R. Krishna Moorthy of class Xl was awarded the Best Bowler Award and A. Arshad Ahmed khan of class X std the Best All Rounder Award.
We are happy to inform that a new sophisticated Digital Lab containing 40 Lap tops equipped with multimedia kits was inaugurated in our school on July 16, this year. The aim of providing this new facility to our kids is to use technology in curriculum from class 1 to 8, hoping to encourage students to strengthen the language skill and develop a passion for science, and math through a blended learning environment.
A unique speciality of our school is the International partnership that we have developed with MILL HILL SCHOOL in LONDON.
This partnership has brought about positive and fruitful changes in our teaching approaches and classroom organizations.
The Students exchange program provides plenty of opportunities for meaningful interactions between the students of MILL HILL & SRI JAYENDRA. This stands as an example to realize the value of true friendship to bring out peace and harmony.
The interactive sessions creates confidence in students and they become more secure in knowledge that, they can live anywhere in the world, make friends with anyone, be welcomed and loved anywhere.
This year is the 19th year of our International partnership with MILLHILL SCHOOL, London.
A batch of 12 students and 3 staff reached here on 23rd of June. With bubbling excitement our students of class 4 to 7 attended the English classes of the Mill Hill Students. The Millhillians were so kind and concern to our students and taught them through various rhymes, puzzles, games and other activities.
Experiencing our culture
They loved and experienced our culture here with interest. Every evening the Millhillians had music session with our Music staff and Choir children. They learnt dance with our students. They also enjoyed the Priory basket ball tournament, an inter school basket ball tournament organized in our school basket ball ground during their presence here.
They loved shopping in our town shops and our school staff accompanied them happily to Courtallam waterfall, Nellaippar temple and other places. During weekends they went to Kodaikkanal and Kanyakumari. We also arranged a Mehandi session for them in the school.
On July 8, we organized a Thanks Giving Function to Millhillillains who are very close to our heart and special to us. It was a day of mixed emotions.
Mr. Santhosh Babu, The Registrar of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Mr.Ganesan The Chief Educational Officer and Mr. Suresh Kumar,Dean of Anna University, Tirunelveli also graced the occasion with their presence. Thanksgiving ceremony with the annual award prize distribution was started at 6 p.m. The ground became so colourful and lively, when the Millhillians entered the ground in Indian costume looking gorgeous.
Our Principal welcomed them wholeheartedly expressing the value of our partnership. The school choir gave a wonderful performance with number of songs in different languages making the crowd vibrant. The Millhillians too joined with our choir for few songs.
Then the annual prize distribution for the toppers in the previous academic year started. This year we expressed our joy to the toppers of the board examination and the General proficiency prize winners by giving them Shields.
The highlight of the function was the phenomenal dance performance by our students. The alumnae too joined the performance. The folk dances of different states of India like Sapla, Garba, Ahir, Gagar and Classical dances like Bharatnatyam, Kathakali etc., were performed professionally by our students with extraordinary skill and it was spectacular!!The highlight is the the whole dance series was our own master piece including the music and props.
A sumptuous dinner was arranged for all in the basket ball ground. The ground filled with joy, tears, goodbyes between us and the Millhillians.