The Hindu Young World Quiz is India’s largest inter-school quiz. The 17th Edition of this general knowledge quiz was held for the Madurai Region on February 10, 2017 at Thiagarajar College in Madurai. Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan, once again played host.
In the Junior Category 137 teams took part in the preliminaries and 240 in the Senior. Of these, six teams in each category were selected for the finals.
We were delighted when, in our Junior team, K.V.Kalyani of class 6 and P. Ramasubramanian of class 5, were selected for the final round by winning third place in the Preliminaries. Though they performed well they only managed to finish sixth in the finals. Better luck to them next time.
It was a real battle in the senior category as six teams were selected from the 240 entrants to occupy the hot seats on the stage for the Finals.
Our school Senior team B.Selva Muthu Balaji of class 9 and M. Nandabalan of class 8 stunned the audience with the highest score in the prelims and breezed into the Finals. The final session was a real thriller: every team battled for the trophy. All teams performed extraordinarily well and Jayendra was in the lead for much of the round but finally we were dethroned to the second position by just one mark. Bad Luck indeed!
Although we secured only second place this is such a prestigious competition that we can feel justifiably proud. We were the only school from Tirunelveli to reach the final in both the categories.
The students and staff who trained the students were appreciated in the school assembly and recognized by our Principal Mrs.Usha Raman.
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The Vishwesharaya Science Museum Pondicherry organized a Southern India regional science exhibition and competition for school students and teachers under the “Schools’ Education Movement”. Hundreds of students and teachers from Maharastra Pondicherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Kerala participated in the event.
Our Physics teacher Mrs. Annie Darcas with the guidance of her colleagues in the Physics department represented Tamil Nadu in the National level competition in Pondicherry, having previously been selected in a District level competition..
She gave talks, lessons and demonstrations on Bernoulli’s Principle to the judges and public. Her impressive demonstration, clear explanation and excellent delivery brought her to everyone’s notice.
We are delighted to report that she secured First Place at State level and Second Place in the National level contest. She was honoured by the Honorable Minister of Education Pondicherry, Mr Kamalakannan.
After returning to Tirunelveli she was appreciated and honoured by the District collector Mr. Karunakaran at a Government Function organized by the Educational Department of Tirunelveli District.
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Chennai Super kings and The India Cements Limited Jointly organized and sponsored the Junior Super Kings T20 Tournament for the school students. The tournament witnessed schools from across the state competing for top honours. The event was held in four phases in different places and the Final phase of the Tournament was held in India Cements Limited Ground, Sankar Nagar, Tirunelveli.
Our school Cricket Team Under the captainship of G.Sriram of class 12 executed a stunning performance and reached the Finals. The Final match was played between us and Sankar Higher Secondary School, Sankar Nagar.
After winning the toss, our team elected to bat first and ended with 162 runs for 6. The bowlers of our team with their excellent bowling skill made the opponents to lose all the wickets with 70 runs and Sri Jayendra Cricket Team emerged the winner of Junior Super Kings T 20 tournaments. Our captain was awarded the Man of the Final title, and S. Amarnath of class 12 received the title of Best Bowler. He reached positive feet by achieving hat rick in the match against St.John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kalakkad.
The man behind the success stories of our cricket team is none other than our school P.T.Master and Cricket coach Mr. D.Rajasekaran. The entire team was appreciated and recognized in the school assembly by the Principal and Mr.Paul Bickerdike, London.
On 19th November the 27th edition of Kiddival, the interschool competition, was conducted by the sponsors RMKV in the Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai.
The competition is open to children studying in classes from LKG to Class 5 from Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts. They show-case their talents in 27 events covering such things as Fancy dress, Spelling bee, Handwriting, Pencil sketch, Pot painting, Quiz, Vocal music, Classical dance and Fashion Parade in a day long extravaganza.
Our pupils, under the guidance of our Principal and with the support of many teachers practiced enthusiastically and tirelessly for this prestigious competition. Their efforts were rewarded with much success.
We won prizes in the following events:
First prizes in: Classical Vocal, Non classical Vocal and Pot Painting
Second prizes in: Classical Instrumental, Non classical Instrumental, Group Dance and Fab Kid Boys.
Third prizes in: Tamil Hand writing, Classical dance, Quiz and Fab Kid Girls
This impressive total meant we finished as First Runner up. Kudos to all the participants!
The participants and winners were appreciated by our Principal in school assembly and all participants received a special prize in recognition of their hard work and contribution.
Each year the Education department of Tamilnadu conducts various State wide competitions for school pupils. After preliminary and district level rounds the toppers participate in the Final State Level Competition representing their district. For the academic year 2016-17 the finals were held in Coimbatore on 28 November 2016.
Having topped at district level our students represented Tirunelveli District in Vocal music for all age groups, Instrumental Music for Middle school level and Classical dance and Quiz for the Higher Secondary level. We are very proud of our students and the staff who trained them since all the participants who represented the district won a prize. Hearty Congratulations to the winners for their wonderful performance!
The students who brought home the laurels were:
- Balaji, N.Madhav & S. Mahesh Rajan of class 12: First place in Quiz
- Sruthi of class 10: Second Place in Carnatic Vocal
- Gowri of class 11: Third place in Carnatic Vocal
- Swathi of class 7: Third place in Carnatic Vocal
- Hariharan of class 8: Second Place in Non classical Instrumental
- Iswarya of class 11: Third place in Classical dance
On 18th October Dr Sivanthi Adithanar College of Engineering, Tiruchendur conducted a State level Science Exhibit Competition for school students of classes 6 to 12.
Teams of pupils from 55 schools in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts entered inventions and exhibits. Students from the Engineering College helped them organise the displays and many visiting pupils from the schools who entered the competition showed a keen interest in the displays and gained great benefit from watching the demonstrations.
Sri Jayendra were represented by Balaji and Kaveri of class 12. They presented a system they had designed to improve domestic water tanks filled from the town supply. Their ideas were to prevent sediment by having a filling system that kept the water swirling to keep particles in suspension, to prevent syphon losses to other tanks in the circuit and to have a method for displaying the water level in the tank.
The theme of the project, the pupils excellent demonstration, fluency in communication and relevant answers to the questions asked by the judges earned them First Place in the competition. Their prize of Rs 15,000/- and a cup will be presented in February at a special ceremony at the College.
This achievement was made possible by the active and enthusiastic support and guidance of our school Physics department staff members. Congratulations to our students and staff!!!
The National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, conducted a State level General Knowledge quiz for Higher Secondary students on 21 October 2016.
The Quiz master was Dr. Suman C Raman who is by profession a Doctor, , a Sports Commentator, a Political Analyst and the TV Anchor of BSNL SPORTS QUIZ 0n DD Podhigai, which holds the Limca Book of Records for being the longest running weekly quiz show on Indian television.
105 teams from schools in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry districts participated in the Preliminary quiz to select the top 8 teams which were invited on stage for the Final.
The competition was very tough but our students R. Balaji and S.Mahesh Rajan of class 12 were excited and happy to hear their names read out to join the other finalists in the hot seats on the stage.
The Quiz master with his unique style conducted the final show of 8 rounds for the 8 teams. For the first two rounds our students lagged behind but as they confidently answered questions they slowly increased their score and the final two rounds on the buzzer where a bonanza: they edged to the top of the board and won the trophy with the cash prize of 25,000/-
It was a priceless moment when the trophy was awarded to the students on stage: they were given a standing ovation.
270 schools from the southern district of Tamil Nadu entered teams for this culture and heritage quiz. Sri Jayendra was represented by B. Selvamuthu Balaji of Class 9 and M. Nandabalan of class 8.
Preliminary rounds were held in various locations to whittle down the number of teams. Our pair performed extremely well and qualified for the semi-finals, which they won with their consistent performance to become one of ten teams in the final.
The Grand Finale was held in Tuticorin on October 8.
Teachers and Parents from all the schools were enthusiastically preparing their teams until the very last minute to ensure they were at the peak of performance for the final.
The hall was full with a lively audience ready to cheer on the participants.
The quiz was conducted in an entertaining and exciting manner with cultural and heritage questions from Mythology, Epics, Lives of Spiritual Leaders and History of Temples.
By the end our pupils stood a very creditable second and were awarded medals, certificates and gold coins and recognised for having the overall best performance throughout the journey of Puranava 2016.
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The installation ceremony of our school Interact club took place on 02/08/16, Tuesday. This club is a part of The Rotary club, Tirunelveli West. The club motivates the students to develop leadership skill and social awareness among the students. Students actively participate in various activities like visiting Old age home, Orphan age home, Mentally retarded school, conducting Orthopedic camp, Diabetic camp ect., This year Robin and Ishwarya of 11th std were installed as President and Secretary respectively. Rotariens from Tirunelveli west facilitated the ceremony. Our Principal Mrs. Usha Raman was present. Ceremony closed with the thanks giving by club secretary and she also spoke about the current year plan.
Veetukku Oru Vignani / Scientist from very home is the competition held by the popular Tamil Television Channel Pudhiya Thalaimurai to encourage the New and Innovative scientific Inventions of the budding scientists of schools in Tamilnadu.
The competition for the current academic year 2016-17 was held in Francis Xavier Polytechnic College, Tharuvai.
The projects were examined and assessed on themes like involvement, explanation, evalauation and elaboration. Students from more than 100 schools participated in the event with around 250 experiments. The competition was held for two divisions namely Juniors for classes 6 to 8 and Seniors for classes 9 to 12.
The project on ‘Modern Sump’ exhibited by our 11 standard students Balaji and Kaveri won the First place in the Seniors Category . The demo and Explanation given by our students won the appreciation by the cheif guest and the judges. We are very happy that our students will be representing Tirunelveli district in the State level competition to be held in Chennai next month.