The Hindu Young World Quiz is India’s largest inter-school live quiz. This year the 18th edition of the Quiz for the southern districts of Tamilnadu was held in Madurai on 22nd January. It was conducted by the eminent quiz master Mr.V.V.Ramanan.
Students from classes 7, 8 and 9 took part in the Senior category. In the Preliminary round 106 teams battled it out to win one of only six places the grand finale. A magnificent performance saw two teams from Sri Jayendra coming first and third and taking two of the hot seats on the stage: the other four teams were from Madurai schools.
We are proud to say that Sri Jayendra is the only school from Tirunelveli to reach the finals of this prestigious quiz each year for the last three years.
As well as such things as an audio/video round and an India-themed round, the teams also had an opportunity to identify a South Indian Actor whose face was hidden behind a matrix of 24 questions, each correct answer revealing a square. In an exciting competition where the lead kept changing Nantha Balan & Mohamed Sameer eventually started to dominate answering all the questions thrown at them and additionally playing 8 buzzer questions at lightning speed. This took them to an unbeatable score of 185 points pushing Jeevana School, Madurai into second place trailing 85 points behind.
Nivetha and Arun narayanan, the other Jayendran team in the finals also played well and reached third place close behind Jeevana School
The teams in the final were awarded trophies, goodies, certificates and gift hampers and additionally the overall winners, Nantha Balan and Mohammed Sameer of class 9, were each presented with bicycles.
Our Principal Mrs.Usha Raman congratulated our school quiz teams for achieving this great feat!
Members of our School Green belt movement – “Pasumai Bharatam” – had the idea of organizing a ‘Seed Ball Embedding’ project.
Seed balls are spheres of red clay, soil or compost, mixed with native plant seeds. Barren spaces can be made more beautiful simply by tossing Seed Balls on the ground! The seed will spread and start to grow after being watered and broken down naturally. Often referred to as “seed bombs,” people have been using this technique for centuries to seed crops.
We thought a suitable day to execute our project would be December 10, the birthday of our beloved Principal.
Our students worked tirelessly to make the organic seed balls and made nearly 4000. After a formal inaugural function in the school conference hall, the school Interact club members together with students, staff, our Principal, Vice Principal and Correspondent went in a school bus to nearby areas and embedded the seed balls by throwing them along lake beds. We are very proud to say that we are the first in this district to initiate this programme.
We hope to see the fruits of our labour in years to come.
On 27 October 2017, The National Engineering College, Kovilpatti organised a State Level Quiz for Higher Secondary Students. The Quiz master was the popular Cricket Commentator Dr. Sumanth C. Raman.
Excitement filled the auditorium from the moment the quiz master started the quiz in a lively and interactive way.
Many reputed schools from across the state participated in the competition. Twenty questions were asked in the preliminary round and the top eight scorers were invited to occupy the hot seat on the stage to play the grand Finale.
Our students V. Sri Siva Murugan and Jothi Ramalingam of class 11 were the toppers by scoring 16 out of 20 in the preliminary round.
In the subsequent seven rounds our students performed very well but they lost first place by getting two questions wrong in the Buzzer round which earned minus marks.
When the closely fought Finals were over, we were declared the First Runner Up.
Our students were awarded a cash prize of Rs.15,000.
Every year the Global Organization for Divinity (GOD TRUST) conducts an Indian Heritage quiz – PURANAVA – for school students. From the inception of this quiz in 2012 Sri Jayendra has maintained a consistency of performance and always been in the top three in the Finals.
The Preliminary Round at Zonal Level was conducted in August across 10 districts: 3000 students from 250 schools took part.
We are very proud that our student M.Nandha Balan of Class 9 scored the highest mark bringing laurels to our school.
For the next two levels M.Nandha Balan and M.Darshini of class 9 paired up to compete in the semi finals against 25 teams. They came first thus reaching the finals where they managed third place.
They were rewarded with medals, Silver coin and shields.
Gandhi Jayanthi is a National holiday to celebrate Gandhi’s birthday: it is celebrated on October 2nd which this year was also the 3rd Anniversary of the Swach Bharath Mission. This is a National campaign to encourage people to clean up the streets of India and take pride in their environment.
Our school students were invited to perform in a “Human LED” show in the VOC Stadium, Palayamkottai. It was an initiative to create awareness among the public that a cleanliness drive is an ideal start to eliminating some of the social issues in Indian society.
The show involved 800 students of which 320 were from Jayendra. Each pupil had a large card with a different colour on either side. When arrayed in a stand in predetermined positions each pupil could hold up their card thus forming an image and then flip them for a second image.
One image was of Mahatma Gandhi, the other had the message “Swach Bharath” or Clean India. “Human Pixel” may be a better term than “Human LED” because no light was emitted but we hope some illumination was shed on the Clean India campaign.
Our students performed the show to a song on Swach Bharath which was written by our school Principal, Usha Raman, and scored by our Music master Jesuraja. Both song and show were most appropriate for the occasion and very much appreciated by the District collector and all the dignitaries who were present.
Though the show was devised and rehearsed at very short notice it was executed very professionally and was admired by all.
Arena Sports organized an under-17 State level inter-school T20 Cricket Tournament backed by the Tamilnadu Cricket Association (TNCA). — The Velammal Nexus Kreeda Cup.
One hundred and twenty eight schools from various districts of Tamilnadu participated playing in a knockout format.
The Jayendran team, trained by our masters Mr Raja and Mr Karthik reached the Semi Finals by winning the district level matches.
The semi finals were held at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on July 10. Though we narrowly lost our match by one run, the stunning performance throughout the tournament by bowler U.Selva Harish bagged him ‘the best bowler of the series’ title.
As a result he has been invited to undergo a two-week comprehensive coaching camp under Dav Whatmore, a Sri Lankan-born former Australian cricketer and current coach at the Centre for Sports Science at Sri Ramachandra University. This is a very rare and golden opportunity.
Selva Harish and his coaches were appreciated in the school assembly by our Principal Mrs Usha Raman and she wished him well for his future cricketing career.
June and July are special months for Jayendrans: it is when our dear Millhillians visit. This year 22 students and 4 teachers arrived in the third week of June. They were led by the Deputy Head of Mill Hill School, Ms Jane Sanchez who is also a Geography teacher.
Each Mill Hill pupil was allotted a group of students from class 4 to 8. Our pupils learnt a great deal from their interaction with native English speakers and their experience was truly transformative giving them a much deeper understanding not just of language but of a different culture.
Ms Lucinda, an art teacher, spent much of her time in the Art room painting a mural depicting the Geographical and Cultural diversities between the two countries and bond between Jayendra and Mill Hill. Our Art masters, Jayendrans and Millhillians helped her to accomplish her task.
Ms Sanchez conducted a very lively and interactive geography demonstration class for our staff which was very much appreciated.
As usual there were various activities during their all too brief two week stay
The Priory basket Ball Tournament was a highlight together with music classes, sports activities and dancing.
The Millhillians enjoyed trips round Tirunelveli, the Car festival, a weekend trip to Kanykumari, visits to waterfalls and temples and, of course, shopping.
On July 9, the Thanksgiving and Annual Award Distribution ceremony was arranged in a very grand manner. The Mural painted by Ms Linda was formally inaugurated in the evening followed by some enthralling music by our school choir. The dances presented on the day were extraordinary and made for a vibrant, spectacular and memorable event.
General Proficiency prizes, awards for the toppers and the Memorial Prizes for students who excelled in the 2016-17 academic year were distributed by the special guests from London.
The function came to an end with a meal served in our Basket ball court.
The next day staff and students from Jayendra bid farewell to the Millhillians in morning assembly by dedicating a song to them and wished them happy journey.
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!!!
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.