Pallotti School Annual Day 2019-2020
The 18th Annual Day (School Festival) was held on 24th January 2020. The Students presented the best of their talents in the form of dance, drama, singing, etc. The audience, which included parents, friends and well-wishers, applauded them for their superb performance.
The school topper from the 10th and 12th standard of 2019 was honored. Peter Rayan memorial Prize for the best performing 10th class student was given to Ms. Jenifer Roslin (carrying a cash award of Rs.5,000 and a citation) and Maria and Berthold Prize for the best performing 12th class student was given to Ms. Siva Priya (a cash award of Rs.10,000 and a citation). All the teachers who worked hard for achieving the centum result in the public examinations held by the state were appreciated with a citation. The teachers honored the principal, Ms. Kamatchi, for her tireless work in motivating them to achieve the best result for the school.
The chief guest, Fr. Jegath Gaspar, a Tamil intellectual and orator known to the Tamil speaking world appreciated the students for learning through their mother tongue – Tamil. He also appreciated the school management for providing quality education free of cost to the underprivileged children of this area.
Christmas Celebrations 2019 -I
Christmas was celebrated in the school on 23 December 2019. It consisted of Christmas meal and a cultural program. The children sang Christmas carols, enacted nativity play and danced to the tunes of Tamil traditional Christmas melody. The staff received Christmas gifts from the management. The Children, though being overwhelmingly Hindu, made a beautiful crib in front of the school. The Teachers and pupils wished Fr. Emmanuel in view of his forthcoming name’s day – Christmas.
Christmas Celebrations 2019 - II
Children's Day Celebrations:
Our school celebrated children’s day on 13-11-2019. The teachers took the responsibility to felicitate and entertain the children. Songs, dance and a thought-provoking drama were presented. The uniqueness of the day was that the student leaders representing higher secondary and primary school presided over the function. The active participation of German volunteers was received with big applause by the pupils.
Diwali (Festival of Lights) Celebrations:
It is a festival celebrated throughout India by the Hindus. In our school it was celebrated with the active participation of children. They presented dance and drama conveying social message. It was held in the newly completed hall in the Primary School.
Career Guidance and Plant Identification program
A program on “Career Guidance” was arranged for students from 9th to 12th standard. It was given by Prof. S. Karuppasamy, Department of Botany, Madura College on 19-10-2019. Later he, along with the students, identified the plants and trees in the campus. The students who knew their names in their mother tongue had a wonderful opportunity to know their botanical names.
National Green Corps Inauguration
National Green Corps was formed in our school on 16-10-2019. It was inaugurated by our founder, Fr. Emmanuel. 15 boys and girls from 6th to 9th standard became members of it. The task of this group is to promote green environment in the school campus and the villages nearby. On this day a workshop on Bird Watching was given by the Dr. Badri Narayanan from Agarwal Eye Hospital, Madurai. The students enjoyed the program and gained deep insight into the life of birds.
Teachers Day Celebrations
On 05-09-2019, being Teachers Day, our students presented a cultural program in honor of them. They expressed their gratitude and respect to their teachers by presenting handmade greeting cards and roses.
Independence Day and Sports Day
Both events were celebrated in the school on 15th August 2019. Fr. Ramesh hoisted the national flag followed by parade by the students. Winners of various sports competitions were awarded with medals and certificates. Students’ handwritten magazine “Manavar Kural” (Voice of Pupils) was released.
Students Parliament 2019-2010
In order to give a sense of ownership to our children towards the school we promote children’s parliament. The children themselves elect their leaders - School Pupils Leader, Assistant School Pupils Leader and members for different departments. They, as a team with the guidance of teachers, take care of the different requirements such as health, mid-day meal, water, electricity, environment, cleanliness and communication.
Trekking to Jain Hill
We had a lesson in English on rocks. Our teacher Ms. Kamatchi, also our principal, asked us if we are interested in visiting a rocky hill. 15 of us, accompanied by Fr. Emmanuel, and our teacher trekked to the Jain Hill close by. We saw the gigantic granite rocks and a cave inhabited by Jain Monks ca. 300 B.C. It was an experience of learning with our eyes and our hands; the past and the present. We returned appreciating the wonderful gift of nature. - - Veeralakshmi, Class X.
Summer Academy 2019
To utilize the summer vacation meaningfully, PIME conducted the summer academy 2019 for our school children from classes X-XII using activity based learning methods. The academy was held from April 1/2019 to May 4/2019.
The following themes were dealt with:
Reading and writing correct English;
improving communication skills;
Discovering leadership potential;
Acquiring Team Skills;
Choosing the right career;
Learning Fine Arts;
Practicing Type writing and Computer skills.
Life Guidance Program
On 10-11-2018 half a day program on life guidance was given by Dr. Francis Nelson to the teen age children of the school. In the afternoon teachers were given sessions on how to deal with teen age related problems.
Workshop on Right to Information Act
On 09-09-2018 a Workshop on Right to Information Act (RTI) was held for the Teachers and Alumni of Pallotti School at Pillar.