CLUNY PUBLIC SCHOOL, CHEPPUMPARA
A great saying goes so “Real Education fetches you more than a job. It teaches you to live. It cannot be measured in any tangible way” It is an enduring tradition to take time to pause, turn around to look at the fruitful year gone by, achieving both the expected and the unexpected, while setting various milestones and then synergizing ourselves to move ahead to face the challenges in the coming year, with a positive attitude. We thank the Almighty God for all the blessings bestowed upon us year after year, especially during the academic year 2019-20.
Cluny has been stepping from success to success all through the years since its humble beginning in 1994 and the past year has been no exception. We have done excellently in academics and non-academic areas. At this juncture, I wish to put on record my sincere gratitude to the management, staff, students and the PTA for your kind support and guidance.
With great pleasure, I present in a nutshell the highlights of the past academic year 2019-20 as follows:
Cluny public school saw its opening of the academic year 2019-20 on Thursday, 6th June 2019. The staff along with the management welcomed the students and their parents. A mesmerizing re-opening ceremony was organized by the Plus-Two students. They led the first standard students to the stage with colourful balloons and sweets accompanied with music and dance to their second home.
“Excellence in academics is the hallmark of any good institution”
The system of education in Cluny, as you all know, is a blend of theory and practice in the right proportion to arrive at a comprehensive curriculum. Results of AISSE and AISSCE 2019 are a proven specimen for this. Our students have shown an excellent performance and secured centum results in X and XII board exams 2019.
Teacher Enhancement Programs
“It’s the teacher that makes the change, not the mere classroom”
We believe in equipping teachers to prepare the students for the future and to update their knowledge. So the school arranges a teacher orientation programme every year and in 2019 it was guided by Mr. Sebin S Kottaram, a known trainer and author. Also all our secondary and senior secondary teachers attended the capacity building programmes by CBSE.
Regular staff meetings are conducted to evaluate our quality of performance and plan for the future with more innovative methods of teaching and learning programmes.
Periodical assessments and evaluations are conducted for the students and their progress are informed to the parents frequently. Subject enrichment activities are done by the students and teachers evaluate these as the internal assessment.
Remedial classes for the academically backward students are held after the regular school hours to bring them up at par with the rest of the class.
Co-curricular Activities and Celebrations
Cluny Public School not only focuses upon the intellectual development of our future generation, but also takes care of their emotional, physico-cultural and behavioural development in their early ages of development by inculcating sound moral values, responsibility, self-reliance and social awareness. We are doing it through different co-curricular activities and school celebrations.
World Environment Day
Nature holds the key for the aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and spiritual satisfaction. Our environment day celebrations this year was led by our new manager Rev. Sr. Jessy. Our PTA representative, Mrs. Dinu Santhosh gave the message revealing the importance of being eco-friendly. Students exhibited eco-friendly materials and models. We ended by program by planting tree-saplings as guided by the Principal.
“If you want to change the group, use the group to change the group”
Clunians get an opportunity to excel in their leadership traits by taking active role in the school parliament. The school is divided into four houses led by Captains and Vice-Captains. The investiture ceremony of all leaders of the school parliament was conducted on 25th June. Mr. Ajithkumar, Preventive Officer, Pampady Excise Range Office was the chief guest.
A cultural and arts festival named ‘Talentia’ provided the opportunity for our students to show up their hidden talents. The diverse potentials of the students were tested by grouping them under four houses during the colourful event Talentia. The cultural fest was inaugurated by actress Ms. Blessy Kurien. A graceful dance was performed by the students to welcome her. She had spoken encouraging words to our students.
To instill in the students the oneness and unity, the school celebrated Onam. Class XII prepared a wonderful assembly and ‘Thiruvathira’ dance was performed by senior students.
“A teacher revives the past, create the present and streamlines the future for the children”
On our teachers’ day the students recollected the contributions of the teachers in shaping up their lives and thus creating the new society. With due respect, the school paid homage to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the icon of every teacher.
In memory of our great father of our nation, students presented a cloth bag exhibition in our campus. Students even prepared themselves for this day by organising various classwise activities. A cleaning drive was done by all classes.
Children are the beautiful flowers of the school garden. We celebrated the Children’s day on the Jayanti of Chacha Nehru, November 14. In the morning assembly, the teachers entertained the students with variety of programmes including games, dance, skit etc. Sweets were also distributed. A fancydress competition and a rally were also conducted for the junior students.
‘Vimukti’ – Anti Drugs Day
Anti Drugs day was celebrated in Cluny campus with great pomp and show under the banner ‘Vimukti’ inorder to create deep awareness in our students. Students took the anti-drugs pledge. The Pampady Excise Range Office was very generous in helping us making the celebration great. Mr. Saji Kumar, the Excise Inspector flagged off the rally following the event. Mr. Ajithkumar, Preventive Officer and Mr. Ravi Shankar, CEO Excise office were our special guests.
The Cluny kids day was conducted by the KG students on 1st February. The chief guest was Master Achuthan B Nair, the child artist. The function was graceful under the blessings of Rev. Fr. George Kappammoottil. The little buds of Cluny gave a wonderful and colourful performance.
Christmas and other feasts
Christmas was celebrated in advance on 21st of December with all its importance. The little ones of class one organized a lovely program retrospecting on the life of Jesus Christ. Carol singing competition was conducted. Feasts of St. Joseph, St. Thomas, St. Alphonsa and Bl. Anne Marie were celebrated by the respective houses. Students remembered on the life of each of the saints in the assembly and organized various activities for the entire day.
Honouring the Special Guest
We welcomed our special guest Rev. Sr. Shirley Anne Stevens from France with a cultural day performance by our students exhibiting variety of entertaining programmes which reveals our culture and history.
Other National days like Independence Day, Yoga Day, Republic Day, Children’s Day etc were given due importance and celebrations were held to remind the students of the relevance of those days.
Literary club, Maths club, Science club, Arts and Crafts club etc were formed to create a dedicated study and interest in students in particular areas where they have more interest.
School Assemblies provide ample opportunities for all our students to come forth with self courage and express their abilities of public speaking, reading, thought sharing etc.
Physical Education and Sports
The school has always been keen in taking initiative to get the best in sports arena. Inter house sports competitions are organized at the school premises. The Clunians are taken out for different inter school events where they experience their sportsmanship.
Teachers were given Fit India training and the regional games are played by teachers and students. Also Fit India Quiz programme was conducted in the school.
Annual Sports Meet 2019-20
The Annual Sports Meet of the academic year 2019-20 commenced at 2:30pm on 7th December 2019 in the school campus. Deputy Excise Commissioner Shri Jacob John inaugurated the function under the blessing of Rev. Fr. George Kappammuttil and other dignitaries. The function was alive in the presence of whole staff, parents, students and well-wishers. The athletic meet open ceremony, March past, flag hoisting were well arranged and beautifully performed by the students. Students of each grade performed performed various mass drills, games and PT exercises. All these items were much oriented with themes varying from Environment protection to National integration. The prize distribution for the toppers of the previous academic year (Class X and XII) and for the athletics were given out in the function. The overall champions trophy was bagged by the St. Josephs house members and the runners up were Bl. Annie Marie house members.
Keeping in view the all round development of the students extra-curricular activities are also given due importance. Dance, music, drawing, gardening, roller skating, Teakwondo, Chess practices are given place in the academic planning. Students choose their activities and get trained in various levels.
Sahodaya Inter-school competitions
Our students participated in most of the events for the Sahodaya Youth festival. Most of them bagged prizes.
School Picnics and Study Tours
Our school organized a study tour for Class X as part of our students learning to Hyderabad. It was a wonderful experience. Visits to Ramoji Rao Film City, Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Lumbini Park, Golconda Fort etc were worth mentioning. Students got chance to watch how the movie reel has been made and the negatives are been preserved and protected. It was an informative trip. Students of Class XII had a nature tour to Chikmagaluru and Coorg.
Health Check-up and Vaccination
Regular health check ups and vaccination are arranged for the students with the help of PHC and the local health unit.
SEWA- charity activities ‘Nalla Padam’
The social empowerment work in action program help our students to instill awareness on addressing social problems around them, thus help them to serve the community. A cleaning drive named SWACH BHARAT ABHIYAN was arranged for all the classes. The tree plantation drive, visit to the elderly homes, homes for mentally challenged children, distribution of lunch packets to nearly charity trusts were also done by the students. Our students always lend a helping hand to the under privileged. A campaign on Plastic Free Campus was also organized by the students.
Orientation Programmes, Seminars
Students are given orientation programmes and seminars inorder to cope up with the changing situation and equip them for the future with a strong value based foundation. This year a group from Cochin, Mr. Joshy Karukutty and team conducted a 2 days value education seminar ‘Green Pastures’ for our students. It enabled them to create a self-awareness within. A health seminar on ‘Prevention of Jaundice and health care practices’ was conducted by Mr. Praveen, the health inspector during which the students were given a demonstration of Chlorination.
Career Guidance and Counselling
Experts from counselling institutes provide the necessary support for our students. They help the students to the challenges of life. Career guidance is organized for the students at the personal and professional level to choose the right career which is most important for their future.
We have a strong support of our parents which we cherish every year. The PTA general body meeting is an occasion to acknowledge their service to the school. The chief guest of the general body was Mr. George Augustin and Mr. George Joseph together with a team of 12 were selected as the executive body of PTA. Also days are set apart for parent teacher interaction in which parents are called classwise to meet the teachers.
“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human being” _ J. Anderson. Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.
Once again we thank all the parents who have come in large numbers and for your support and cooperation.
The strenuous effort of the teachers has been bountifully blessed and we are thankful to them for the same. To cap it all, I thank the Almighty for His continuous protection over us each and every moment of the day and all through the year.