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 2020-21.

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 2020-21 as follows:

Re-opening :

Cluny public school saw its opening in the virtual mode for the academic year 2020-21 on Monday, 1st June 2020. Being the year of pandemic all activities are done in a virtual mode. 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 asked the first standard students to stand infront of their homes with colourful balloons.

Academic Excellence :

“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 2020 are a proven specimen for this. Our students have shown an excellent performance and secured centum results in X and XII board exams 2020.

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 program every year and in 2020 it was in virtual mode directed by CBSE and other agencies. 

Regular staff meetings are conducted to evaluate our quality of performance and plan for the future with more innovative methods of teaching and learning programs.

Examinations :

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 Teaching :

Remedial classes for the academically backward students are held after the regular class 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 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. The Principal encouraged the students to plant trees in their homes.

Investiture Ceremony :

“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. In the Online Message he stressed the importance of students exercising leadership whether they are at home or in the society. During this time of pandemic let them be empathetic towards their neighbors and all those who suffer in various ways.

Cluny Talentia :

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 colorful event Talentia. The cultural fest was inaugurated by Child Actress Ms. Meenakshy. A graceful dance was performed by the students to welcome her. She had spoken encouraging words to our students.

Onam Celebration :

To instill in the students the oneness and unity, the school celebrated Onam. Class XII prepared a wonderful program for all the students and parents.

Teachers’ Day :

“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.

Gandhi Jayanthi  :

In memory of our great father of our nation, students presented a cloth bag exhibition in their familes. Students even prepared themselves for this day by organising various other activities. A cleaning drive was done at home by all classes.

Children’s Day :

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 virtual assembly, the teachers entertained the students with variety of programs including games, dance, skit etc.  A fancy dress competition was 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.

Kids Day :

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 little buds of Cluny gave a wonderful and colorful 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 programs which reveals our culture and history.

National Days :

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.

Clubs :

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 :

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.

Khelo India :

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 Day 2020-21 :

Cluny Public School celebrated its 28th Annual Day of the academic year 2020-21 on 13th February with great zeal and enthusiasm. The event was celebrated on a virtual platform due to the pandemic restrictions.  This year the theme of Annual Day was “Joy & Hope” which was presented meticulously by our students. It was inaugurated by Olympian Chithra K Soman, with the blessings of Rev. Fr. Ajay Mathew our past student and other dignitaries. It is an occasion that spreads joy and serves as a platform for students to exhibit their unique talents and build their confidence. This day kindles this spirit of togetherness through which students showcase their talents despite the difficult times. 

Extra-Curricular Activities :

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 , cookery show are given place in the academic planning. Students choose their activities and get trained in various levels.

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.

Parent-Teacher Association :

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.  Our PTA President Mr. George Joseph together with a team of 12 plan out many developing activities for the school.  We had many virtual meetings with the parents to discuss about teaching learning process. Also days are set apart for parent teacher interaction in which parents are called class wise to meet the teachers.

Conclusion :

“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 our stakeholders 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.

Thank you.