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Annual Report for the year 2016 – 2017

Gratefully acknowledging God’s guidance and the bountiful blessings that has been showered on us during yet another school year, I take great pleasure in presenting the annual report for the year 2016 – 2017.

“Be exalted, O God, above the Heavens, let Your glory be above all the earth”
Psalm: 57:11

My heart overflows with gratitude to God Almighty for guiding every step that I took through this year. In the spirit of Jesus and our foundress, Venerable Nano Nagle, the task of our school today is to help the students to discover the light within themselves and share it with others, to make them God – centered and person –centered to enable them to be responsible citizens in the world of our times and play their unique role in the transformation of society. I thank my community of Sisters in Perambur who have been a great support in motivating me to continue Nano’s mission entrusted to me.

At St Joseph we continue to inculcate in our students love for the materially poor, to foster critical thinking and promote Christian and moral values. Our education strives to bring about social change, which is much needed in today’s world. The contribution of the parents, teachers and students is considered to be of absolute importance in the harmonious growth of the school community.

The academic year began on 1st June 2016. Our school corridor buzzed with excitement as the staff and students greeted each other with a special assembly.

In the Higher Secondary Examination, our students proved their scholarly excellence with a centum result. Nancy H. topped the class with a total of 1152 out of 1200 with (French) as 2nd language and Christina Jenifer M., Secured 1148 out of 1200 with Tamil as 2nd language. Maria Anita J. secured centum in Business Maths. Four students excelled in French scoring 199 out of 200.

In the SSLC Examination we secured 99%. Nirthiga K.S. topped the list with 487out of 500 and Shivani H. secured the second place with 484 out of 500. Our students excelled in the Board Examination securing 2 centums in Maths, 6 centums in Science and 15 centums in Social Science. Congratulations dear students.

The Investiture Ceremony was held on 18th June 2016 with Sr. Jeyarani as the Chief Guest; Sister motivated our newly - vested Captains with a message and exhorted them to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their ability.

On the 4th July we had the blessing of the newly constructed bridge connecting the St. Joseph Block & Nagle Block of our school. Rev. Fr. Joe Andrew, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Perambur, blessed and inaugurated it.

Sports & Games
The role of physical activity in the development of children can hardly be over-emphasized in the world today. Games and Sports are essential for the all – round development of our personality.

We would like to place on record the achievements of a few of our trending sports stars.

Basket Ball:
Junior Nationals – In the under 18 category Ishwarya J. and Nishanthi M. of Std. XII were part of the Tamilnadu team. They secured the II place and were awarded a cash prize of Rupees one lakh each.

Nishanthi M. of Std. XII participated in the Basketball match conducted by the Federation of International Basket Ball Association, held at Thailand from the 13th to the 20th of November.

Catherine Sylvia Mary C. of Std. XII represented Tamil Nadu in the Youth Rural Federation Cup held at Goa from 22nd to 26th October. The Tamilnadu team secured the II place.

Deepika K of Std. VIII was selected to represent the Tamilnadu team for the sub – junior Basketball Nationals held at Hyderabad and the team secured the second place.

Our school Basketball Super Senior team participated in the State Level Bharathiyar Day Sports and Games held from 27th to 30th December in Trichy. They won the second place and were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 800 each.

The Nano-Nagle Basket – Ball Tournament 2016 was successfully conducted by our school on 21st August. Our school secured the 1st place for Juniors in the under 14 category, the II place was secured by HLC Hr. Sec. School, Tambaram. Under the open category Std. IX to XII, our team secured the First place and the Second place was secured by NSN Hr. Sec. School.

In Table Tennis, Gladlyn Flora of Std. XI participated in SGFI Nationals held at Delhi from 2nd to 8th January. She secured the III place and was awarded a Bronze medal. Christy Joshey and Gladlyn Flora participated in the State Level Table Tennis Doubles.

Our Super Senior Kho – Kho team won the II place at the District Level.

Prajeetha L.R. of std. IV participated in the National Level Chess Tournament held at Punjab in August 2016.

Novina Bertina Mary J.V. of Std. XII attended the SGFI selection at Cuddalore and secured the fourth place.

Our school students participated in the A.I. meet held at Yercaud, on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Hemah S. of Std. IX secured the II place in High Jump and Varsha Priyadharshini S. of Std. IX obtained the III place in High Jump.

In Karate, Jashwini S.A. of Std. VA participated in the 4th All India Open Karate Championship Tournament held on 6th November at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. She secured the first place in Kata and second place in Kumite.

Faith Formation
The Tamilnadu Youth Association in Mylapore, conducted an elocution competition. The topic was “God’s mercy and our response as a messenger”. Preena Evangeline J. of Std. VIII participated and secured the III place.

The First Friday Mass of every month impresses on our students the need to recognize the presence of God in our lives. Retreats have been organized for our students from classes VI to XII. The sacrament of reconciliation is given to the students regularly. We are thankful to the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine – Perambur, who take great interest in celebrating the Eucharistic.

The church celebrated the year of Mercy and we, as a school instilled in the children the need to love, share and care for the less fortunate. The Management is appreciative of the Parents’ involvement and generous support.

We had the privilege of interacting with Sr. Francis Murphy, one of the General Councellors of our Congregation from Ireland who came on an official visit. Sr. Josephine Murphy and Sr. Helen Burke of Ireland were also warmly welcomed with a cultural display of tradition and colour.

Cultural Activities and Competitions
We cater to the holistic development of the students. To instill more interest in learning and to promote awareness of National & International events pupils are encouraged to conduct a quiz once a week at the assembly.

Inter – House Dramatics held on 16th August enthralled us with our budding actors giving stunning performances on stage. The Judges were Mrs. Jean, Sr. Philomena and Mrs. Dafney. The four houses staged Biblical plays

a) St. Anne’s staged "Joseph and his Technicolor coat"
b) "The Prodigal Son" was put up by St. Joseph’s House
c) St. Patrick’s staged "King Solomon - A Man of Wisdom"
d) While “Daniel in the lion’s Den” was the contribution of St. Teresa’s House
St. Patrick’s House bagged the first place followed by St. Joseph’s House.

The school Project has always helped to enhance the academics and creative excellence of the students. The project for classes 6 to 12 was held on 12th November. The display was innovative and informative.

As part of the curriculum, our students from Std. I to X were taken on a field trip. Std. XI took a trip to Wynad, it was an exotic experience for the students to be one with their friends and nature.

The supervised study class for the Bloomers has helped to raise their standard of performance in the examination.
12 Bulbuls attended the Heerak Punkah Test Camp at St. Mary’s Hr. Sec. School, Iyappakkam and passed the same.

21 Girl Guides attended the Rajyapuraskar Test Camp at HOSKOTE camping and training centre from 7th to 9th July 2016 and passed the same.

Staff Orientation
An orientation programme for the Staff was conducted from the 20th to 22nd June on Safe Guarding the Rights of Children. Rev. Sr. Saverena and Rev. Sr. Rosalie Kunath were our resource persons. The sessions were very interesting and interactive. At the end of the 3 day workshop, the staff were given certificates and appreciated for their active participation.

An orientation for the Staff was conducted on the 27th August by Rev. Sr. Elsa and Rev. Sr. Marian Kurien. They briefed the teachers about transforming society through education.

Student Enrichment Programmes
An Orientation programme was conducted for our School Leaders on the theme - “A leader is one who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way”.

Mrs. Catherine gave an insight on “Health and Hygiene” and the students benefited by the talk on how to lead a healthy and hygienic life.

The teachers conducted an awareness programme on Child protection. This interactive session conveyed to the students the types of child abuse, child help line number and on how to tackle the challenges of the society. The students learnt through the puppet show, video clip and seminars.

Career guidance for classes X and XII was conducted by the Alumni. Experts from various fields were invited to give inspiring talks and guide the students to plan their future well.

Parents Seminar
"Success at school begins at home". Rev. Sr. Saverina enlightened our parents on Child Protection. It was an interactive session".

Celebration of National and Religious festivals
The students and teachers enjoyed celebrating their House Feasts with special assemblies.

Independence Day - August 15th was a day of celebration, the students of Std. X brought out the struggle our ancestors faced in attaining freedom and how we could help to elevate our country to greater heights.

Kalvivalarchi Naal was commemorated on 15th July. A special assembly was staged by the students of the Tamil Literary Club. A few scenes from the life of Kamarajar was enacted. A speech competition was conducted, students were encouraged to speak about Kamarajar and the winners were awarded prizes.

On Teachers' Day, the students paid their loving tribute to their mentors. Our students showcased their talents on stage and showed deep appreciation of their teachers. "You are our inspiration" was the theme of the assembly.

Pongal was also celebrated in our campus enriching its traditional values and culture.

Republic day was celebrated with a lot of patriotic fervor.

On the festival of lights – Diwali, a special assembly was colourfully staged by the students of Std. IX.

On the Presentation Day the life of Nano Nagle – was beautifully portrayed by the students of Std. VIII.

December, the month of Christmas celebration, was a season of rejoicing. A special gift hamper was distributed to the Blossoms.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life"

We extend our heart – felt gratitude to Mrs. Padmavathy Kumanan who has sincerely served our institution for 37 years as a Language Teacher. Mrs. Padma is also the recipient of the Best Teacher Award presented at the District Level by the Rotary Club of Madras. We place her in the hands of the Almighty God and wish her a happy and peaceful retired life.

To conclude, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the teaching, non-teaching and supportive staff for their enthusiastic co-operation and generous help. Parents and Well – Wishers, I thank you for all the support rendered. PTA and Alumni, thank you for your active involvement in our school.

Above all, we thank the Almighty, for His abundant blessings this year and pray for God’s continuous blessings on us, for the next academic year.

May God’s blessings and peace be with you forever.

Thank you and God bless you.

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