Annual News Letter
Addressed to friends and benefactors, this letter details the life, activities, and challenges faced by the Pallotti school in each calendar year.
School Reopens on 01-09-2021
After one and half years of closure, the school reopened following an order from the Government on 01 September 2021. Only students from 9th to 12th classes are permitted to come to school. The school strictly follows the covid19 regulations: checking of temperature, testing of oxygen level with oximeter, use of hand sanitizer, wearing face mask, etc.
German Government honours Ms. Anna Riedl:
Ms. Anna Riedl, 94, a longtime friend and benefactor of Pallotti School, was awarded with the Medal of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her selfless service to humanity above all to Pallotti School children. The award presentation ceremony took place in Munich on 20th July 2021. We rejoice with her and thank God for her service to our school. Hearty Congratulations to "Aunty" Anna Riedl, as she is affectionately called by Pallotti children.
Teachers Day – 06-09-2021
This day is usually celebrated with various cultural programs performed by students to honor their teachers. Due to pandemic regulations, the celebrations were in subdued form. The children of 11th and 12th class, however, made the day a memorable one. Drawing traditional welcome-kolam at the school entrance and giving each teacher a hand-written card with rose flower, they expressed their gratitude to their teachers. As the teachers arrived at the school entrance, the students welcomed them with a traditional sandal paste pottu.
School During Covid-19
The school continues to be closed to comply with the covid-19 regulations. It is uncertain when it will be reopened. During this period teachers come regularly to the school to prepare online lessons. Unfortunately the impact of online classes remain limited as many of our children do not possess smart phones. It will be a challenge to the teachers to get the children tuned to learning mood once the school reopens.
On the other hand, we are happy to note that all of our children and teachers remain safe during the pandemic. One of our students, Agalnath, has drawn a few pictures portraying the covid-19 scene affecting our school and children.
Some children do make use of the school closure positively as we read from a report published on the national daily Times of India. Two children – brother and sister – produced various vegetables in the little space available before their house. Although the daily fails to mention our school, we are proud to state that they are Pallotti School Children. This report shows that Pallotti School offers children the holistic formation.(see Press Report in the menu bar)
There has been an increasing demand for admissions to our school from poor families. To meet the constraints of space an extension of the existing building is being carried out on the second floor.
Kindergarten - It is not complete as admission to the lower kindergarten has not taken place due to covid-19. Admission to lower kindergarten will be done only when the school reopens.
Primary School – 253,
Higher Secondary School – 186,
Total - 439