Cleanliness Drive marks Gandhi Jayanthi..

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.

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International Recognition for our Star Bowler Selva Harish

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.

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Millhillians visit – A Truly Transformative Experience

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!!!

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