A Budding Writer!

Shruti Swaminathan is a student of class V of our school. She is a budding writer and has published her collection of stories recently.
Shruti, a cheerful person, at the age of 10, has published her own book titled ‘Straight from a Child’s Heart’and surely has a reason to feel happy! The book comprises of five stories written by her. It is a mixture of different elements. One of them is based on school and examinations and a parent’s trip to childhood, another includes a zodiac planet story, and yet another involves a mystery based on robbery.
Her interest in the field of writing began when she was just five years old. Her favourite books and authors include Malgudi Days, Ruskin Bond, The Adventures of Sherlock Homes, The Diary of Anne Frank, David Copperfield and Great expectations by Charles Dickens. Sometimes, her writings drew inspiration from news events. On the occasion of her 10th birthday her parents decided to self-publish a few out of her many stories as a birthday gift.
So cheers to this budding writer!

Mukund Ram addressing the school

It was yet another Monday morning. We students had already been burdened with a never-ending (two month long) wait for the results. But, finally the wait was to end as CBSE announced that on 28th May, the 12th std results would be out at 11 AM.

I was just back home from a morning game of shuttle when I heard my phone ringing. It was around 9.30AM. The caller was one of my friends who informed me that the results were indeed out. Only a few minutes back, one of my other friends had called up home and my parents were already aware that the results were out. They were anxiously waiting for the computer to switch on.

As I typed my roll number, my heart missed a beat just like it would when Ramalakshmi ma’am distributed papers in the class. None at home had any idea as to how much I’d score as I never had the habit of analysing a question paper after the exam. Once the exam was over, it was over for good. For some unperceivable reason, chemistry was always tough, for me.

My computer displayed my result and everyone at home stared at the screen in disbelief! I heard my sister mumble “Is this real?” No one had a clue I would score 98% though all of us were expecting a ‘good score’. I was ecstatic and was jumping with joy. I was literally ‘awe-struck’.

I had scored a 99 each in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science; and a 94 in English. Within 15 minutes, I got to know that I topped the school, which was by itself a great surprise for me. But it wasn’t until around 3.30 in the evening that I came to know that I topped the state (with a few others, of course).

Later that day, I gave my first ever TV interview. It was indeed a very proud moment for my parents and teachers to see me on TV. Newspaper reporters called me up to have a small chat. I relived the proud moments when I saw the news clippings in different newspapers. Those couple of days will always remain among the best in my lifetime.

Exactly 12 months ago, I was enjoying the last few days of my 11th class holiday, with a very crucial year ahead. I hadn’t used much of the vacation studying the part of the syllabus which was taught in the first few weeks of April before the vacation. After all, I was confident that I had a full year of studies in front of me.

Until the revision exams, one routine continued – around 3 hours of study a day. Every morning, I woke up around 6AM and studied for an hour. Additionally, in the evening I would try to squeeze in 1 to 2 more hours of study. Quite obviously, during revisions, the number of hours of preparation increased.

It is also very important to keep yourself physically active lest it should hamper your grasping capability. Also, it is important to have hobbies and recreations to revamp your attentiveness. I never missed my keyboard classes or shuttle sessions with friends until the exams.

At the end of the long year, there’s one lesson I learnt. It is smart work that paves the way for success; not mere hard work. Also, one has to devise one’s own strategy to work. It is not possible for someone to be taught to study. Studying must be a habit.

At the end of my tenth standard, my dad jokingly told me once that he would get me a car should I score a national rank in 12th std and should my photo be published in the newspapers. A joke back then has turned into reality. So “pa, where’s the car?”

Orientation Program for the teachers by Swami.Vimurtanandaji, from Ramakrishna Mutt.( Mylapore)

Orientation Program for the teachers by Swami.Vimurtanandaji, from Ramakrishna Mutt.( Mylapore)

The topic – “You v/s You”, by Swamiji was a vivid and graphic picture of a teacher’s profession. He explained the importance of our chosen line of work by highlighting the challenges faced by us, which is “we ourselves” the way he elaborated the topic with power point presentation and videos was really enjoyable and informative.
He went on to say that the challenges that teachers faced can be summed up as
1. You v/s other professions
2. You v/s your colleagues
3. You v/s your mind-set
4. You v/s your challenges, and
5. You v/s your potentialities
He not only made us realize our challenges but also gave us inputs on how to overcome them and the tools we could use to do so.

Starting our new session on such a positive note, after the principal’s praise for the efforts of all teachers, the outstanding results of class 10th and 12th was the icing on the cake.

School Events

GLOABAL SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

Our school received the prestigious International School Award from THE BRITISH COUNCIL in the year 2010. In continuation with this, the Global School Partnership agreement has been reached between our school and Stanton Under Bardon Primary School, U.K. The purpose of this partnership is to share ideas and skills on topics like environmental sustainability, peace, inter-cultual communicatin and human rights, thereby empowering students to critically analyze global issues and become agents of change. As the initial part of the exchange programme, Mr.Daniel Shirley from Stanton was in our school in the of April 2011. Mrs. Chandra Chandrashekaran visited Stanton as a part of reciprocal visit. A common agenda was drawn of for the students of both the schools to continue to work with increased connectivity and interaction via skype, epals and other tools available. In the month of February 2012, students of primary classes of both the schools had a story telling session about the culture and tradition of their respective countries. In the month of June, it is proposed to celebrate the theme of Olympics between two schools. It has been further decided students of both the schools will celebrate a common ‘GREEN DAY’ in the month of November 2012.

THE PILOT PROJECT

Our School and Copenhagen High School, Denmark have developed a partnership and are working on the project , “Effects of Climate Change”. Mrs. Thilothama Ravi visited Denmark in October2010 and participated in the co-teaching program me aimed at motivating students to participate in different educational activities and learn more on the cultural differences and global issues of the world. In continuation to this program me, Mr. Jacob Anderskou from Copenhagen School visited our school in June 2011 and conducted a workshop on Creativity and Innovation for the students of class IX & X.

A NEW INDO-SINGAPORE BOND THROUGH INTERACT

 Students and teachers from St. Andrew Secondary School, Singapore visited our school in November 2010 as apart of the exchange programe initiated by the Interact Club and the Rotary Club, Chenna Patna. The Interactors from the two schools exchanged contact details and decided to work together to combat global problems.

CLASS XII – Performance Analysis Report

CLASS XII – MARKWISE ANALYSIS FOR THE YEAR 2011-2012

SUBJECTS / NO .OF STUDENTS
MARKS
TOTAL
100
90-99
80-89
70-79
60-69
50-59
40-49
33-39
BEL 33
ENGLISH
90
24
43
17
6
90
MATHS
72
34
10
9
4
6
5
2
2
72
PHYSICS
50
23
15
8
3
1
50
CHEMISTRY
50
24
12
6
5
3
50
BIOLOGY
25
12
5
4
4
25
COM SCIENCE
25
18
4
3
25
ECONOMICS
40
19
4
7
3
5
2
40
B.STUDIES
40
27
7
3
1
2
40
ACCOUNTS
40
30
2
6
2
40
PHYSICAL EDN
59
2
25
24
7
1
59
MARKETING
18
9
4
5
18

Classess XI & XII

 

Science – Group I Commerce – Group II
English Core English Core
Mathematics Business Studies
Physics Accountancy
Chemistry Economics
Biology Marketing
Computer Science Mathematics

Physical Education is offered as an additional subject

Generic Vocational Course / Work Experience and General Studies will be a compulsory part of the curriculum whether Science or Commerce Group (Internal Assessment).

Classes IX & X

SCHOLASTIC AREA
I Language – English
II Language – Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit,
Mathematics
Integrated Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Social Science (History, Civics, Geography, Economics)

CO-SCHOLASTIC AREA
Computer Technology, Art Education, Work Experience,Physical and Health Education, Values, Skill & Attitude.

Classes VI to VIII

 

Option I Option II Option III
I Language – English I Language – English I Language – English
II Language – Hindi II Language – Hindi II Language -Tamil
III Language-Sanskrit III Languagee – Tamil III Language -Hindi
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Integrated Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) Integrated Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) Integrated Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
Social Science (History, Geography & Civics) Social Science (History, Geography & Civics) Social Science (History, Geography & Civics)i
Computer Science,Art Education & Work experience, Games Computer Science,Art Education & Work experience, Games Computer Science,Art Education & Work experience, Games