St.Jude's Happenings 2018 -19
ST. JUDE’S REGIONAL CHAMPIONS & ASISC MEET 2018
The Tamil Nadu Regional Athletic Meet held under the aegis of ASISC was held on the 31st of August and 1st of September at Ana Stadium Nagercoil.
The Meet received a massive response from 40 schools across Tamil Nadu. All prominent ICSE and ISC schools of the state actively participated in this mega event.
The gala event was inaugurated by Mr. Srinath, Superintendent of police of Nagercoil. Mr. Jawhar, President of ASISC Tamil nadu Region along with Mrs. Saro Dhanarajan, Vice President were present on the occasion.
The athletes took part in all the track and field events with real enthusiasm and true sportsmanship. Though the competition was strong and the days hot and arduous, the Judians lived up to our expectations.
The victories of Judian's are
Junior boys – Champions
Junior girls – Champions
Senior boys – Champions
Senior girls – Champions
Gold - 39
Silver - 29
Bronze – 22
Junior Boys- T. M Tharun
Junior Girls- Rithika
Senior Boys- Hari Hara Sakthivel
Overall championship was also won by the Judians.
Judians had scored a thumping 225 points while the school that finished runner up had managed to score just 37 points.
ST. JUDE’S Winners District Volleyball & ASISC MEET 2018
The Inter School Volleyball Competition under the aegis of the Association of Heads of English Speaking Schools in Nilgiris was held on the 28th of August 2018 at St. Jude’s Games Arena.
Matches for boys and girls were played on the same day on five synthetic courts. The matches were played on league cum knock out basis.
Though rain interrupted the matches for a brief while, it did not dampen the spirit of the players. The matches continued in the indoor courts and successfully completed on time.
St. Jude’s emerged as winners in all the 6 finals under various divisions & retained all the six shields this year too. The Principal, Mrs. Saro Dhanarajan congratulated the players and gave away the shields and tournaments.
ST. JUDE’S TO REPRESESNT TAMILNADU @ TCS QUIZ NATIONALS
St Jude's emerged as Champions in the Chennai region 'TCS IT WIZ' quiz conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
"Our students Yazhini and Harsh Agarwal emerged champions with a wide decisive margin in a contest in which over 1,200 students from various schools vied for the title", St Jude's Chairman P P Dhanarajan commented.
"The quiz tested the contestants' knowledge of tech-trends through 'gamification rounds' including mass personalisation, leveraging eco-systems, exponential value and risk embracement", Principal D Saro said.
"The US Consul General Robert Burgess, TCS Vice President Suresh Raman and quiz anchor Giri Prick-brain Balasubramanian presented gifts to Yazhini and Harsh Agarwal – to each, a cheque for ' 30,000, blue tooth speaker, pen-drive, Multifunctional torch, Certificates and Medals", Executive Director D Samjith disclosed.
"Our students will represent Chennai Region in the Nationals to be held in Mumbai in November for which, TCS has sponsored them the trip and stay", Vice Principal Rajee added.
ASISC REGIONAL INTER SCHOOL LITERARY COMPETITION @ ST. JUDE’S
St. Jude’s hosted the ASISC Tamil Nadu Regional Level Inter School Literary Competition. This event witnessed participation of 25 schools from across the region.
This mega event had an array of competitions, debate, declamation and creative writing in both the senior and junior categories.
From participation of 23 schools, St. Jude’s secured the third place (Judi Clarissa Samjith, class X) in junior declamation and from participation of 12 schools, St. Jude’s secured the second place (Abhishek Ahamed, class XI) in the senior declamation.
In the Senior debate our students Pranav Venugopal & Siddarthan J Nair bagged the third pace from over 13 schools who participated. Our Chairman distributed the trophies & medals to the winners and the runners up.
The elegance in which St. Jude’s conducted the entire competition was very much appreciated by the students and staff from across the region.
LEO CLUB INSTALLATION @ ST. JUDE’S
The Leo Clubs of St. Jude’s Public School, Riverside Public School & Viswa Santhi School were formally installed on the August 21st 2018 at St. Jude’s Auditorium.
Leo Club of St Jude’s: M Sharan (President), Abhisek Ahamed (Secretary) and Adhav Haripranav (Treasurer).
Leo Club of Riverside Public School: Neehasika Naveen (President), Leo Saran Enos (Secretary) and Leo Karthik Aswin (Treasurer).
Leo Club of Viswa Santhi School: S Divya (President) Lohit Ragavendra (Secretary) and Tasleen (Treasurer).
The Managing Trustee of Coimbatore-based NGO Siruthuli Vanitha Mohan advised the members of Leo Clubs to take necessary steps for preserving nature at the installation meeting of Leo Clubs held at St Jude’s Public School and Junior College, Kotagiri.
The Chairman of St Jude’s P P Dhanarajan announced the donation by the students of ` 2 lakh for Kerala relief fund. “This sum was generated by the students not by seeking donations from their parents or others but by sacrificing some of their pleasures”, he said.
D Samjith of St Jude’s was honoured with the Lions International’s ‘Best Leo Club Adviser’ Award.
Inter School Maths and Science Quiz
Inter School Maths and Science Quiz held on behalf of the Association of the Heads of English Speaking schools in the Nilgiris (AHESSN) was hosted by St. Jude’s Public School on the 9th of August.
13 schools of the Association took part in the much-awaited event. After 6 rounds of interesting and thought proving questions, Holy Innocent High School, Wellington walked away with the winners shield.
The second place was bagged by St. Joseph’s Boys Hr. Sec. School, Coonoor and 3rd place was won by Mountain Home School, Coonoor.
Dramatics Competition @ St. Jude’s - Westbrooke
After a decade or so Dramatics Inter-House Competition was conducted at St. Jude’s.
It was indeed a feast to the eyes of the on lookers to witness the acting skills exhibited by our senior boys and girls. They justly excelled in displaying their histrionic skills by enacting the very popular and classic plays like --- “Pie And The Tart”, “The Model Millionaire”, and “The Dear Departed”.
The settings for the one act play was beautifully presented in spite of very short time. The Principal, The Vice Principal & The Headmaster were truly in dilemma to adjudge the best among the three. The judges were all in appreciation for the various house teachers who had put in their best effort. The students did prove their ability in enacting their theatrical skills as well.
A beautiful day which would be cherished for long.
Dramatics Competition @ St. Jude’s -Montford
After a decade or so Dramatics Inter-House Competition was conducted at St. Jude’s. It was indeed a feast to the eyes of the on lookers to witness the acting skills exhibited by our Judians.
They brought not just their dialogue delivery skills, but left the audience with great messages… from the famous plays “The Wooden Bowl”, “Post Early For Christmas” and “ Unity Is Strength”. It was indeed difficult to judge the best among them for the judges. The judges did share their views and applauded the house teachers who has contributed tremendously.
A beautiful day which left us all truly happy.
MIME & JEWELLERY ART
MIME – “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS” – It came true with the Mime Display by the students. They delivered their message through their spectacular actions and no words, yet it was so very powerful.
Teachers & students of the various houses were thoroughly excited and thrilled through the competition. It was indeed a challenging task for the Principal, Vice Principal & The Headmistress to judge the best.
JEWELLERY ART – For the first time the Judians tried their hands-on Jewellery making. It did surprise all of us, as it was extremely artistic and expressed the creativity in the young minds. Many children did participate and made a lot of accessories. It was a great time of team work boosted with house spirit.
A great Saturday afternoon to linger in our minds for long……
35th ANNUAL SPORTS MEET 2018
Sports and games form an integral part of a student’s life at St. Jude’s. They are introduced to sports by active involvement of every student and this is done through the Annual Sports Meet, where every child is involved.
This annual spectacle was held on 22 nd June at Westbrook open air stadium and was presided over by the Chairman. Lively and cheerful Mass P.T Displays, many breath – taking performances of our athletes and the smart March Past of the athletes led our young equestrians were the highlights of the meet. Equality house regained their supremacy in athletics beating the other two houses. The winners were presented with medals and certificates.
CLASS VISIT BY THE HEADS – CREATIVE CLASS HUNT!!
On 26th May, the entire school was excited, thrilled and all set for the visit by the Principal & The Heads.
The class teacher along with their students had teamed up to make sure their classes were thoroughly decked up with informative and colorful chart work / craft work. It was all theme based in many classes.
The Principal Mrs. Saro Dhanarajan went around starting from Grade 1 upwards and shared her views and feedback on the notice boards articles, class cleanliness and rack arrangements as well.
The Vice Principal Mrs. Rajee Samjith & The Headmaster Mr. Joshua Premkumar gave their views and applauded the classes for their excellent creativity brought into the classroom. The Heads took time to examine the turnout of the students and briefed them on the importance on polishing their shoes and on being modest in dressing to the classes. The classrooms in the Montford as well the West Brooke Campus looked all set for potential learning.
A great atmosphere created for exciting learning!!!!
INVESITURE CEREMONY @ WEST BROOKE 2018-19
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – True Leader!!
The senior students chose their leaders by the democratic election system. It was a moment of pride for the history department to see the unbiased way in which the students competed, canvased & conducted the entire election process—the democratic election. The students marched to the stage in style and pride as they earned their portfolios themselves. The Principal Mrs. Saro Dhanarajan installed the new office bearers and shared a motivating message on what leadership is all about. They were briefed on their duties and responsibilities as leaders.
Mr. Shivasankar & Mrs. Kavithamani took charge as staff coordinators.
Wishing the Team – All the very best!!!!
INVESITURE CEREMONY @ MONTFORD 2018-19
“Leadership is unlocking student’s potential to become better”
A great day in the beginning of the new Academic year, when the various leaders to govern the School Activities were installed. The Chairman Mr. P.P.Dhanarajan installed the student leaders by wishing them and motivating them. He rendered his message in style. – For a change, he brought out the ideas of the newly to be installed leaders from the students themselves. And to all our surprise it completed the duties they should be doing through the year and much more than we could think of. All of us marveled at the leadership qualities that were inborn in them all. All were set for action.
Mrs. Sureka Ravi & Mr. Harisha were installed as Staff Coordinators.
Wishing the Team --- All the very best!!!!!!
ICSE & ISC Exam Results 2018
ICSE 2018 SCHOOL TOPPERS
|No. of Distinctions||111|
|No. of First Classes||11|
|No. of Students who secured 90% and above||24|
|No. of Students who secured 80% to 90%||57|
1. D Harish Karthik - 95.4%
2. P S Thamaraimagal - 94.6%
3. Ujjwal Bhardwaj - 94.4%
ISC 2018 SCHOOL TOPPERS
|No. of Distinctions||82|
|No. of First Classes||8|
|No. of Students who secured 90% and above||17|
|No. of Students who secured 80% to 90%||49|
1. C SETHUKUMAR - 98.5%
2. K SRINITHI - 96.75%
3. ASMITHA JAYA JOTHI - 94.5
TRULY FAMILY TIME – THE GRAND FINALE!!!!!!
MEMORIES MADE TOGETHER LAST FOR A LIFETIME……….. It did come true for the Judian Fraternity with an exciting holiday trip to God’s Own Country - Cochin.
Beaches, Backwaters, Boating, Swimming, Cycling, Group Games, Dancing, Delicious Foodies & on and on it went by……It’s a must to be childish sometimes
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THE CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS
WELL CAPTURED!!! A beautiful year of life’s journey.
To mark the end of yet another academic year, the Class Photographs were captured and framed for the students. -- “PHOTOS are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” All glory & honor to God Almighty for guiding us in helping our children grow in body, mind and spirit through the year.
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Professional Horse-riding and Archery Introduced
A long cherished dream of the founders to introduce professional horse-riding and archery will be realized in the new academic year commencing in May, 2018. Professional trainers and National archers will take up the task of gearing up the children for National level competitions. The demonstration of horse riding was held on 25th February and archery on 10th March, 2018 at the school ground. The children were greatly thrilled at the show and are waiting eagerly for the new academic year to begin their new venture.
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