A LAGAR PUBLIC SCHOOL
ANNUAL REPORT 2017- 2018
A heart filled with aspirations is all that we knew since the very existence of the school and that’s what gave us the ambition of marching forward till excellence is achieved in all our endeavours.
This report is comprised of the achievements made during the year gone by and at the same time set the path for greater accomplishments in the years to come.
The children benefited high quality teaching which was characterized by effective use of resources high expectation and a good match of tasks to children ability levels in all parts with the chrysalis curriculum starting the session with circle time and show and tell activity made the kids to feel at home.
Kindergarten kids enjoyed the colors day celebrated every month, fancy dress, bubbles day and pet’s day were all awesome .The highlight was the grandparents day and followed with the community helpers where the school helpers were introduced to children and they in return made thank you card and honored them.
All festivals celebration was done which made the children and the school colorful.
Dr.Sridevi visited for cleanliness health week and checked our kid’s teeth.
Glide over challenges in preschool workshop was held in Tirunelveli and the teachers participated for the same.
To know our kid’s performance every term parent’s teachers meeting was held to make the parents aware of their wards.
The students of Class 12 of Alagar Public School have showcased a remarkable execution of hard work with 88.24% of result in CBSE Board exams, 2017. A total number of 17 students appeared for the examinations set by CBSE Board. Master Kevin. J of class 12 – A was the topper. He scored 473 out of 500 with 94.6 % result .The students of Class 10 have scored a remarkable execution of hard work with laudable 100% result in CBSE Board Exams, 2017. A total number of 48 students appeared for the examinations set by the CBSE Board. Master Muthu Vijay. H of class -10 – A stood first. He scored 459 out of 500 with 91.8 % result.
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
The theme of the International Yoga Day-2017 was “Yoga for Health”. On 21st June,2017, “International Yoga Day” was celebrated in our school ground. All the students and teachers from classes 9 – 12 participated in it. They all arrived school at 6.a.m. Elaborate arrangements were done in the school ground for performing asanas. Teachers and students did asanas. The exercises are good and useful to the participants. Both the students and teachers were excited and energetic. All followed the instruction given by the trainer Mr.Madhan Ram to do the asanas. All celebrated the day with lot of eagerness and joy. The program ended with the breakfast hosted by the school.
“Leadership is the capacity to translate the vision into reality”
The Investiture Ceremony was held on 4th July 2017, where the students’ council for the Academic Year 2017 -2018 was setup. It is a representation structure of students through which they become involved in some aspect of the school, working with the students and staff members for the benefit of the school, students and themselves. It gives them the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills, problem solving, creative and interpersonal skills.
At this ceremony, a school prefectorial board is formed after scrutinuous interviewing and selection which gives them a feel of functioning of an official administrative body. The selected students are honored with their respective badges such as Head Girl, Head Boy, House Captains, Vice Captains and the student council members take an oath to faithfully work for the school. Our honorable chairman Mr.Jeyaraman encouraged them to put an honest effort for every Endeavour and become an inspiration for others.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Alagar Public School celebrated Independence day on 15th August,2017 to remember the pride, the commitment and the contribution the brave individuals who sacrificed their lives for the cause of India. The celebration started at 8.00 a.m with flag hoisting followed by the invocation song. Irrespective of culture, civilization, caste, creed and religion, the most important and binding factor is our National Flag. The tricolor symbolizes courage, truth and prosperity. Our chairman hoisted the national flag and the celebrations included the list of performances done by the students. Sweets were distributed at the end of the celebration.
As all the students can’t be awarded on the Annual Day, The Awards Day is held to honour all the winners in the field of Academics . Alagar Public School Celebrated the Awards Day on 26.08.2020. Dr. C.Veerabahu, Principal of V.O.C.College of Thoothukudi was the chief guest. Elaborate arrangements were done by the teachers. The chief guest congratulated the students and he highlighted the 100% Attendence Award that he had never seen except in the Alagar Campus . It is a proud day not only for the students but also for the parents to see their child go up the stage to receive their Medals & Certificates.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in
creative expression and knowledge.”
The school celebrated Teachers’ day on 5th September 2017, with great gusto and gaiety. Students performed a scintillating cultural show to denote their love, respect, acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by their teachers towards their development. The cultural show incorporated songs and dance. The students entertained teachers by performing skit and give away the titles to the persona of every teacher. The Principal of our school extended her heartfelt thanks to all the teachers for their diligence, sincerity and hard work. Thereafter teachers enjoyed fun filled activities that marked the celebration.
Diwali was celebrated enthusiastically in the campus of Alagar Public School. The Teachers explained the importance of Diwali, the festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge, over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despire. Children decorated Diyas with colours and glitters. Both the teachers and students enjoyed the Diwali celebrations Whole heartedly.
Annual Day forms an integral part of our school activities. It is an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity when students present not only their wonderful performances but also receive honours for their curricular and co-curricular achievements. The Annual Day 2017 was celebrated for 3 consecutive days and was woven around a special theme on each day.
The first day was celebrated on 19th December ,2017. The Theme of the day was “CHERUB”. Mrs.Geetha Babu, Director, Maruthu Rukmani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai was the chief guest.
Day – 2
The Second day was on celebrated on 20th December, 2017. The Theme of the day was “UTSAV”. Mrs. A. Sahaya Anu, Principal, Kings School, Valliyoor was the chief guest.
Day – 3
The third day was celebrated on 21st December, 2017. The Theme of the day was “NITHILAM”. Mrs. Chitra Ravi, Founder and CEO of Chrysalis, Chennai was the chief guest.
The three-day function was presided over by our honourable Chairman Mr. Jeyaraman, Correspondent Ms.Priyadharshini Kesavan and the Principal Ms.Deepashree Sarma.
This year Pongal celebration was held in a different and interesting manner. On 12/01/2017, the children from classes 6 – 12 were asked to come to school in traditional dress with no books. Pongal pots were decorated. Nine traditional kilns were setup to cook the sweet pongal. Dry fire wood sticks were used for cooking in a traditional manner. Nine decorated pots were placed and the cooking was done by the teachers of classes 9-12. The enthusiastic voices calling “Pongalo Pongal” by the students and teachers echoed everywhere. Charts on Pongal celebration were displayed. School premise was decorated with flowers, sugarcanes and beautiful artistic rangolis by the senior students. After the pooja to Sun God, the pongal was distributed to everyone. On the other side children entertain everyone with variety of programs like traditional games, songs, skits, dance was organized by the Tamil Department.
Alagar Public School celebrated the Republic Day on 26th January 2017 with great enthusiasm in the school premises, honoring the constitution of India. The students and teachers of APS witnessed the wonderful sight of the high and fluttering Indian Tricolour flag hoisted by our honorable chairman Mr.Jeyaraman, who expressed his delight at the end of the program. The celebration started with the singing of patriotic songs acknowledging the martyrs for their sacrifices. The celebration was an initiative to change the mindset steeped in narrowness, to lead the nation towards prosperity and living in a fair state, free of all the social evils.
A beautiful school will always be an important part and parcel of our lives. Alagar Public School gave precious memories that are truly priceless to the children. Our school celebrated Blessing Day for the incredible students of class 12 and 10, who were going to appear in their forthcoming Board exams. Our Chairman Mr.Jeyaraman, Correspondent, Ms. Priyadharshini Kesavan were the special invitees to grace the occasion and boost up the morale of Class 12 and 10 students. The student representatives, teachers and parents narrated their experiences and one could feel a sense of pride in the room. It was an evening filled with mixed emotions as everyone narrated their experiences and took a trip down memory lane. Hall tickets were distributed by the dignitaries. Finally a burly bunch of colours filled the sky to the delight of everyone present.
WORKSHOPS/TRAINING ATTENDED BY TEACHERS
A great teacher is important to student achievement. So, how does a teacher become a great teacher? Just like the training required for any specialized profession, teachers must train. They need training before they enter the classroom, and they have to receive ongoing training even as they work in the classroom. All this training gives new teachers the greatest chance of success as well as sustain veteran teachers as they meet new challenges in education. To ensure that all our students want to have a joyful learning under the guidance of successful teachers, we Alagar Public School encourages special training for our facilitators.
22. 04. 2017 (Saturday)
Workshop on “Dyslexia” was organized by AMPS – Association of Management of Private Schools/MDA, Madras Dyslexic Association at RR – Inn Hotel, Tirunelveli.Ms. Harini Mohan was the Resource Person.Ms. Shanmuga Sundari.S attended the workshop.
03.06.2017 and 04.06.2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
Mr. Muniappan and Ms. Shanmuga Sundari.S participated in Two days workshop for teachers on “Teachers Make a Difference, jointly organized by Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra – Branch Tuticorin and Rotary Club of Pearl city Tuticorin.
CPD training for chrysalis handling teachers was conducted for KG – Class III teachers. It was organised by Chrysalis. Ms. Neeti (R & D) Early Childhood Education addressed the KG teachers, Mr. Aditya – Consultant Education Partner of Chrysalis addressed the Class I to III teachers.
25.11.2017 ( Saturday)
FPD training was given to teachers of classes 1 to 3 by Mr.Balaji, Education Partner- Chrysalis.
22.12.2017 ( Friday)
Our school hosted workshop on “Human Potential” at GRT, Thoothukudi. Our Principal Mam, Ms. Deepashree Sarma addressed the session. Teachers from our school and school around Thoothukudi , Tirunelveli attended the workshop.
02.04.2018 and 03.04.2018 ( Monday and Tuesday)
Orientation programme for teachers handling chrysalis was organised in our school campus. Mr. Bala was addressing the session.
Workshop on “Introduction to Neel Kadhai Pada Thittam” was conducted by Quris at Adarsh Vidhya Kendra – Nagercoil,Ms. Rupa and Ms. Mangalam of Tamil Department attended the workshop
We are pleased to report to our school community that our staff and students along with parents worked side by side in building up the holistic development of our children. We have a dream for each child. Our buildings are no longer classrooms; they are the transformed think rooms with unique children. Chrysalis day is the proof, this year we celebrated it on 28.02.2018. This day got registered in the mind of each and every one. The way the children exhibited their talents were remarkable. Transformation partner from Chrysalis – Mr. Balaji visited on the showcase day. Our special thanks to Management, Parents, Staff and children for their tremendous support.
NO BOOK DAY
“A day without books and heavy load” on all Fridays!
Yes, Implementation of “NO BOOK DAY” is so special to each stake holder of our APS. This day is the most awaited day for each student in a week. Our children and staff usually immersed in conducting many activities. Hands – on experience by each child makes them happy. “Learning by doing” gives great success in achieving our learning outcome.
A well planned assembly with the theme “Never give up” was conducted class wise. Special Assembly to create awareness on the topic “Save rivers”conducted .Every child is given the opportunity and the platform to display their talent and present themselves as individuals. The assembly includes short skit, presentations, slogan display, poetry recitation, speech, songs, motivational videos, good news about India and individual experiences etc.
Very often the assembly was addressed by the Principal. Occasionally renowned persons and educationists address the students to enrich them with their knowledge, experience and expertise.
INTER SCHOOL COMPETITIONS
Hard work and determination have made the dreams of our students materialize in the Inter School competitions that they took part. Many won prizes and brought laurels to the school.
NTPL & APCV organized inter school cultural competition (vigilance week celebration) . Our school students participated in the competitions and won prizes in the various level
Our School selected to give a cultural programmes in Thoothukudi Book Exhibition. Our School participated and brought laurels to the school.
Our students participated in CROSA and won many prizes in the various level.
Our students participated in JCI Inter school Cultural Events and won many prizes in the various level.J. Manuel Inbam of class IX participated in PANDIDURAI MEMORIAL TAMIL ELOCUTION COMPETITION and won rolling trophy.
INTER HOUSE COMPETITIONS
The school organized a number of Inter House Competitions throughout the year pertaining to literary events, art oriented math and science events. to encourage team spirit & understanding the science math concepts through the activities.
Winners of the Year
- LEVEL 1-3 – DIAMOND TEAM
- LEVEL 4&5 – EMERALD TEAM
- LEVEL 6 – 8 – SAPPHIRE TEAM
- LEVEL 9 – 12 – DIAMOND TEAM
- OVER ALL WINNER WAS DIAMOND TEAM
Overall development of a child, curriculum is not only the single criteria. The holistic growth as well as to develop the various surface of personality development of children; classroom teaching should be supplemented with co-curricular activities. These out of class activities affect all domains of life such as cognitive (intellectual), emotional, social, moral, cultural and aesthetic.
In our school we have CCA Classes for I to III on Friday and Classes for 4 – 8 on Wednesday. In the month of February we conducted CCA Exhibition where we displayed our student’s work.
For Classes 4 – 8
- Go green
- History Bee
- Mathe magic
- Web Designing
- Young Chef
- Glass Painting
- Pencil Sketching
For Classes 1 – 3
- Young Chef
- Mathe magic
- Clay Modelling
- Spell bee
- Art and craft
- Budding Artist
- Book lovers
Non-academic activity in the form of Extra – curricular provides support to students to venture into professional fields like martial Art, Music, Dance, Art,Acting and many more. That’s why students need Extra -curricular activities, which helps in enhancing many skill developments. In our school we have ECA Classes for ItoVIII on Tuesday and Thursday. In Pongal day celebration students display their martial art talent.
- Western Dance
- Classical Dace
- Contemporary Dance
- Vocal Music
- Instrumental Music
- Theatre Art
The sports program helps us in identifying talent in particular sports and give more exposure to the students. To develop a child ,physically , moraly , socially , mentally and to some skills in co-scholastic areas. Our students actively participated in different sports competitions.
In the month of November our school Kho – Kho team went to a Kho -Kho match conducted by Dakshin Sahodhaya held at Nagercoil. Our students participated in Hand Ball match conducted by Dhakshin Sahodhaya held at Nagercoil. They selected for the semi final. In the month of January our School Participated in CM Trophy Athletic Competition in Thoothukudi Stadium. Our School BasketBall team (under 13 category) participated in inter district basket ball tournament conducted by St. Francis Xavier Alumini Association. Our Students participated in Dakshin Sahodhaya Athletic Meet held at Thirunelveli Anna Stadium.
It has been remarked “the world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page.” Students were taken for various Educational Trips and excursions. Students were taken to outward bound camp to CESCI-Madurai and Kalliyal in Kanyakumari. Excursion for higher class students was arranged to the scenic Kerala.
PARENT TEACHER MEET
We firmly believe that positive communication between parents and teachers goes a long way in improving the efficacy of education. We ensure active participation of parents in the teaching learning process. Apart from regular periodic communication between the teachers and parents the following PTMs were held during the last session. Parent Teacher Meeting for classes KG to XII was conducted on 19/3/2017. Parents met the class teachers and discussed the performance of students with their parents..Also feedback regarding their studies, health and performance will be discussed with their parents. The progress report will be shown to the parents and their suggestions will be noted.
Any sign of a child failing to make progress, regardless of where they are in the lower, middle or higher range is questioned and addressed. The progress of the students depends on the joint effort, mutual understanding and co-operation of parents and teachers are very important for the proper nourishment and progress of students.
Academic session with the support and motivation of the Management of Alagar Public school,
Initiated the process to instill a global dimension into the learning experience and registered for the British Council International School Award (ISA) for the second time.
The British Council offers the International School Award (ISA) as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos. The students within the school were involved in the international framework, collaborative curriculum-based work and year-round international activities. The volume of work and the students-teacher involvement was truly commendable
The ISA dossier was submitted to the British Council for accreditation and the school has
been successfully awarded with the British Council International School Award for the period 2017- 20. We are very much proud of this achievement as during the process of accreditation, students have explored their creativity and innovation to the fullest and have learned a lot to become global citizens.
In an effort to rejuvenate rivers in our country, Spiritual Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has launched a ‘Rally for Rivers’ initiative. The initiative was flagged off in Coimbatore in presence of eminent people. The initiative, launched by Isha Foundation, comes at a time rivers of our country going dry and many cities are facing water shortage problems. The rally will start from Kanyakumari on 3rd September and will culminate in New Delhi on October 2 after covering 16 states and 7,000 km.
To support this “Rally for Rivers” Alagar Public School hosted ‘Talentia 2017’ for the school students and college students in and around Tuticorin with the theme “Water for Life”. Nearly 14 schools and 6 colleges participated in 28 events and showed their talents in various aspects.
Registration for the participants started at 8:30am. The Inaugural Programme began at 9:30 am. Mr. A.P.C.V.Chockalingam, Secretary, VOC College, was the chief guest. The Chief Guest encouraged the theme of the program “Water for Life”. He said Ganga, Krishna, Narmada, Kaveri – many of our great rivers are depleting fast. If we do not act now, the legacy we hand over to the next generation will be one of conflict and deprivation. These rivers nurtured and nourished us for thousands of years. It is time we nurture and nourish them back to health. Mr. Arul Jesuraj welcomed the gathering. He ensured everyone to pledge their support for “Rally for Rivers” by giving missed call to 80009 80009. The Chief Guest appreciated and motivated the participants for the various competitions.
The competitions started at 10:30am in various Class rooms, Gallery, Auditorium, Computer Lab, Language Lab and Lobby. 20 judges were invited to test the talents of the participants.
Students from various schools and colleges participated enthusiastically in all events. They expressed their talents in their speech, creative writing, dance, singing, miming, art etc. The Winners of all the competitions were announced by the concerned judges on the stage. All the judges appreciated the talents of the participants. They felt proud to be a part of this program and pledged their support towards “Rally for Rivers.” Mr.Shankar one among the judges said that he got into confusion to choose the winners, as all the participants has performed equally well. He suggested the management to give saplings as prizes for the winners to inculcate the importance of nature. Mr.Ervin a judge for the music program sang a song on stage as a guest performance. The competitions came to an end at 4pm.
The Valedictory Function started at 4:30pm. Haji.T.E.S.Fathu Rabbani, Managing Director Syed Group of Companies and Mr. Muthalanguruchi Kamaraj, a Tamil writer were the chief guests. Haji.T.E.S. Fathu Rabbani shared his ideas about “Water for Life”. He highlighted that India’s rivers are undergoing a drastic change. Due to the pressures of population and development, our perennial rivers are becoming seasonal. Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished. Flood as well as drought are becoming increasingly frequent, as rivers turn unruly during the monsoon, and vanish once the rainy season is over. He pledged his support to “Rally for Rivers”. Mr. Muthalangurichi Kamaraj termed the rally as a ‘historic’ event and expressed sadness at the condition of rivers Indian rivers.
Ms. Malliga welcomed the gathering; the chief guests distributed the prizes to the winners and the certificates to the participants. Sakthi Vinayagar Hindu Vidhylayam won the Rolling Trophy with 130 points for School Level Competitions and V.O.C.College won the Rolling Trophy with 79 points for College Level Competitions. Ms. Mangala Gayathri proposed the Vote of thanks. The Program came to an end at 7.30 p.m. The Management, Principal, Staff and Students of Alagar Public School made all the arrangements for the programme.
RALLY FOR RIVERS
Rally for rivers is breakthrough campaign launched by ISHA foundation to save the Life lines of our country. By 2030 we will have only 50% of the water we need for our survival. To save India from this danger, a Rally for Rivers will be conducted from September 3 rd 2017 to October 2 nd 2017. The rally will start from Kanyakumari on 3 rd September and will reach Himalayas on 2 nd October. To support this rally, Alagar Public School conducted a “Rally for Rivers” at Muthammal Colony, Thoothukudi. The School conducted a Special Assembly on “Rally for Rivers” at 9.00am on 24 th August 2017. Students of Alagar Public School presented a skit, song and a mime on “How to Save Our Rivers?” Autobiography of Indian Rivers created awareness among children to save rivers for future generations. The Chairman of our School ,Mr. Jeyaraman , The Correspondent, Ms. Priyadharshini Kesavan, The Principal , Ms. Deepashree Sarma gave special talk on the importance of Rally for Rivers. All the students took pledge to save our Indian Rivers. Students from class 6 to 12 along with their teachers went on a rally around Muthammal Colony by holding pluck cards and banners with slogans on “Rally for Rivers”. Elaborate arrangements were done by the Management, Principal, Staff and Students of Alagar Public School. The program came to an end at 12.20pm.
FULFILLING OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – WE LEARN TO SERVE Mahatma Gandhi believed – ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’
As a policy of the school for Diwali celebration instead of just cultural events we encourage students to contribute anamount or household things to the needy people. There is a generous contribution of the students, parents and staffs. This year we have contributed house hold things to the nearby orphanages. Our beneficiaries “Anbu illam” near to allwin hotel. “Nesa karangal” in bryant nagar, “muthukkal” old age home in Muthammal Colony.
We also make sure that the things given by students reaches the right hands. The ultimate intention of such a practice is to make our children understand the joy of giving the values of compassion and charity. Sharing and caring is part and parcel of our Diwali celebration.
CHANGES AND DEVELOPMENT
BASKET BALL COURT (2017 -2018)
During the academic year 2017 – 2018, Alagar Public School inaugurated the first ever Basket Ball Court. The students were called and the court was inaugurated by our honorable Chairman Mr. Jeya Raman. The Court is 91.86 feet long and 49.21 feet wide.
CANTEEN (2017 -2018)
Alagar Public School initiated the setting up of Canteen in the school campus on 2017. To improve food and nutrition security and encourage healthy eating habits a new canteen from Siron Juice Park was opened in the campus. The School has this canteen where healthy snacks are available for the students. We believe a healthy body can exist only in concert with a healthy mind. Lunch constitutes an important meal of the day.
PRIMARY BLOCK (2017 -2018)
A new block for primary classes was opened during the academic year 2017-2018. It has 33 classrooms. Spacious and well lit classrooms provide an environment conducive to learning. The children love our vibrant and colourful class rooms and activity spaces.
Our aim is to be one of the leading schools in the community it serves, known and widely acknowledged as a secular institution which develops character and ethical leadership in its students in their pursuit of excellence. We hope Alagar School, will be recognized as a model for excellence in academics, art and culture and sports. Each student will demonstrate a spirit of respect, responsibility and a commitment to academic and civic excellence.