GATE – 2017 (Golden All-round Talent Exposition)

Every year we organize GATE (Golden All-round Talent Exposition) competitions at grade and inter-house levels for our school students in which they showcase their ability to excel in the various arenas provided.

The event that comprised of multiple activities was categorized in two groups i.e, Intellectual skill, Performing Arts.

Some of the events included are   Painting, music, dance, oratory, poetry writing, essay writing, Just-a-Minute, pencil-sketch, social project, storytelling, poster making, Classical dance, Vocal music, Instrumental music, Art from waste, Pot painting, Clay modeling, Greeting card making, Art from waste, Choreography, Fashion parade etc.,  These events help our students work in teams, to bond and to try their hand at something new!

The event was held for two days. The first competition of the GATE 2017 was Classical dance which was started after the formal inauguration on January 26, 2017 with the Flag hoisting. From then the campus became vibrant with so much of activities, preparations, fun and frolic. The seniors worked tireless day and night teaching the juniors of their houses by motivating and guiding them.

Experts from various fields were invited to judge the competition and announce the winners. The scoring board kept in the school ground, displaying and updating the house scores after the announcement result of each became the centre of attraction for all the students.

The last competition of the two days event was Fashion parade. The students stunned the audience with their professional ramp walk and beautiful attire. The two days gala came to an end with the formal valedictory function in which the prizes were distributed to the winners.

The Shield for the Overall championship was won by the SRIVATSA House and the ATHREYA were the runners o0f the GATE 2017

Have Glimpse into the Photographs that narrate the stories happened on these two days!!!





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Regional Runners-Up in the Hindu Young World Quiz 2017

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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Glorious victory won by our teacher Mrs.Annie Darcas

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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Hitting Victory in Junior Super Kings T20 Tournament

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.





First Runner up in Kiddival 2016

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.







Thanithiran Competitions

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





Imagine! Invent! Inspire!

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!!!



An Impressive Victory in the NEC State level quiz

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.




Puranava 2016 – The Inter-District Heritage Quiz

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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Installation of Interact club

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.