As The Study takes pride in13 years of academic accomplishment, I would like to go back in time down the memory lane in retrospection. There are so many hands that helped us in this consistent growth and so many hearts that wished good for us and stayed with us as pillars of support at all times. We passed through good times and challenging times, crossed hurdles, witnessed potholes. With gratitude to the Almighty and all the noble souls that stood by us and with pride in my heart, I wish to present my Annual Report for the academic year 2018-19.
Esteemed chief guest- Mr.A.Anabarsu IAS, Development Commissioner, cum Secretary, Govt of Puducherry, beloved Founder Chairman Dr.K.M.Cherian, Vice Chairman Dr. Sanjay Cherian, Correspondent Mrs. Sandhya Cherian, School Board members, PTA Members, principals of Various schools, supportive parents, my pillars of strength- teaching, Non teaching and Administrative staff, torch bearers of The Study…our past pupils, graduating students of class XII and my dear students of The Study…Greetings to all and a very warm welcome to ‘The Study family” Annual Get-to-gather.
The first decade of our existence saw the foundation being laid, not just for buildings but also for realizing our goals and objectives. And when I look around at the school now, I feel overwhelmed with emotions to see the tremendous growth that our school has been through. Thanks to the Divine interventions at all times and our illustrious management for making it all possible.
“The best way to predict future is to create it”
My pillars of strength are my team of strong teachers who have worked tirelessly to make our vision and mission of our school a reality. I would like to appreciate our staff who are the pioneers and stayed with us ever since inception. Teachers who have become a part of The Family subsequently too have added to our vigor as we grow from strength to strength.
Every brick in our school will echo the tales of the kind of hard work and effort that went into growth of our school and grooming of our children. I would like to acknowledge the role of each and every member of The Study for playing their part however insignificant it may seem. I would like to attribute this credit towards growth and success to every member of the Study Family.
The Study stands apart with its unique practices and we are keen on giving our students an environment for experiential learning through various special activities.
The Student Council Investiture Ceremony was held on 20th July 2018. In an initiative to give maximum leadership opportunities to the students the Council has been expanded with many office bearers including 14 prefects other than Head Boy, Head Girl, House Captains, Vice captains, and various clubs secretaries and their assistant secretaries. They were each inducted with their badges and scrolls detailing their duties. The Head boy Verghese and Head girl Shubanghi Das of class XII made their speech of acceptance and administered the oath of inductance, accompanied by the house leaders and prefects, with both flags and heads held high in the presence of the chief guest Wing Commander Manoj Mudaliar.
The students of the Humanities department in association with the inmates of Baby Sarah Home, planted 400 saplings in our school campus, where one normal child was paired up with a special child. It was a beautiful day where life seemed more meaningful.
We organized an intensive sporting event for the students of age group 10-17- THE TRIATHLON’, a sport which encompasses three athletic events such as cycling, swimming and running. The Triathlon was conducted on 27th July 2018. The Enticer category covered 10 km cycling, 300 mts swimming and lastly 3 km running. The prizes for the winners were a gift coupon worth Rs.5000/- 3000/- and 2000/-for the first runner up and second runner up respectively. Winners of all levels were awarded with exciting prizes. The triathlon is a test of not only speed or stamina but also dedication and determination. It left a lasting impression in the minds of our students.
The Third Mammen Cherian Memorial interschool Sports Meet was held at The Study on 12th August 2018. Tournaments for Football, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Basket ball, swimming and Athletics were conducted. We had an overwhelming response from about more than 1190 contestants from 140 schools in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
This mega event was conducted in honor of, and as a tribute to late MAMMEN. K. CHERIAN, father of our Founder Chairman, Dr.K.M.Cherian. The individual champions were honoured with trophies, apart from the certificates and medals by the chief guest Mr.P.S.Raja Daniel-Senior Regional Manager of Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu .The overall champion was given rolling trophy. All the participants were given certificates and a sports kit bag as a souvenir.
The Study family contributed, cash, and kind in the form of dry food, medicines, clothes, provisions and other accessories for our bretheren in Kerala during the floods in the month of August in association with the interns from JIPMER. The response from the students, staff and parents was overwhelming.
The Study held its13th Annual Sports Meet on 11th January 2019 in the school play ground that wore a festive look. The chief guest, Shri. Devesh Singh, Secretary at Govt of Puducherry declared the sports meet open and honoured the athletes with certificates and medals. . Various drill display and athletic heats and relays kept the audience roaring. The Sports Day ended on a high note, with Topaz house bagging the trophy for overall championship.
The Kindergarteners were given a platform to display their skills for their grandparents on 7th Dec 2018. They were dressed in retro costumes to match the theme of the day- Evergreen Eighteen.
Graduation ceremony for the senior kindergarteners was held on 16th Feb 2019- The Jawahar Navodhaya Principal. Mr. P.Ramachandran honoured the tiny tots with scrolls and addressed the gathering.
Theatre Festival 2018 was observed during the fourth week of Nov 2018 from 26th to 29th of the month
One act plays such as Goldilockas and 3 bears by the kindergarteners,
Adventure of Tom Sawyer by the Primary school
Merchant of Venice in English, Silapathikaram in Tamil , Harish Chandra in Hindi and French Revolution in French was enacted by the senior school students.
Visit of Nobel Laureate Sir. Venkataraman Ramakrishnana created a big moment for us on 5th January 2019. Our students presented posters and projects on original research topics.
Our students have actively participated in many competitions at state and national level and won many laurels in the past year in the field of academics, sports and cultural events. Since the list in endless…I request you to savour the group photos that are about to be displayed for you.
Sports, games, inter-house tournaments and the annual triathlon were conducted by the sports department and active participation was seen from students of all levels.
Our Athletes have spread their wings to zonal and national level tournaments like Cricket, basketball, football, volleyball, swimming, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Roller skating Archery, Athletics and walked away with pride holding trophies and medals along with them.
Here is a quick glance of the achievers. If I have to read out the names of the winners and the achievements it’s going to take a long time. So I’ll allow you to savour in our success by watching the slides roll by.
Tanisha was awarded the title Young editor by The Hindu and brought laurels to our school.
Camping is a unique and exciting activity most awaited by our students. The seniors explored the terrains of Coorge in the month of September. The demand for the camps has been increasing each year and we had to divide the campers into two batches in the senior category.
The juniors found their way to Mahabalipuram this year in the month of November and January. These camps are well planned with fun activities which help them to grow stronger in character, integrity, perseverance, social skills and truthfulness.
Pyjama Night was organized for the students of class I and II on 10th Nov- taking them into the Cartoon world. A night under the starlit skies away from their parents comes as a mini pathfinder camp experience.
The Study celebrates most of the Indian religious festivals without any bias or discrimination. These celebrations such Diwali, Christmas, Pongal etc, to foster a strong sense of unity in diversity among our students, and also develop a sense of understanding and respect towards other religions.
Our students from the Senior school and senior secondary level actively participated in the Mega Intensive Dengue Prevention Program twice This was initiated by the primary health care centre during Nov 2018. Our students reached out to the residential zones of tsunami colony and rainbow nagar.
The Study organizes medical camp for all students from JKG to Class XII in tie up with PIMS doctors. They are screened by pediatricians, ENT, Ophthalmologist and dermatologists. This screening was done in a span of about 4 months starting from November to February.
Moving on to the most awaited part of the day…. I take delight in announcing a few special awards for the year 2016-17
This is a special award conferred to the school toppers of the outgoing batch. It comprises of a certificate and a cash award of Rs.10,000/ for the highest score obtained in the senior secondary board exam. And the awards were bagged by the following students in the past.
From 2014-15 batch we have
From the 2015-16, we have
From th 2016-17 batch
from the graduating batch: It comprises of certificate and a scholarship amount of Rs: 15,000. The student selected for this award is decided by points given for academic performance, extracurricular activities, creativity, discipline and behavior. The 12th STD teachers vote and select the best outgoing student. This award is instituted by our chairman, Dr.K.M.Cherian. The Best outgoing student for the year 2018-19 goes to
We all know the greatest artist we had in Shanthi Ma’am. She was a source of inspiration to our students in developing a love for art in them. The wall murals that she has done in the walls overlooking our school will stand testimony for her passion for art. She has instituted an award for the budding artists in our school with cash of Rs.5, 000. The deserving candidate who will receive this award is
This award is a very coveted award among the teachers. Our teachers are the strength of our school and all the teachers have worked very hard round the year. It is very difficult to single out one teacher for this award, because all my teachers are very good. The criteria for selecting the best teacher -are points given for performance, creativity, mentorship, notebook corrections, classroom inspections, feedback from students and parents and also a completion of five years tenure here at The Study. This award comprises of a certificate and a memento. The Best teacher award goes to
We have a special tradition to honour our staffs who have contributed 10 years and 5 yrs of service to the institution. It is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for your committed service to our school. The teachers completing 10 years of service are
Before concluding this report, I bow my head in reverence to the Almighty God for the blessings He has showered upon this institution. May I take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to our school management, students, staff teaching and non-teaching, parents, benefactors and well wishers for the whole hearted co operation.
I request you all to stay till the end and enjoy the programme that your children have prepared for you with a lot of effort and love. Thank You!!