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School Re-opening 2023 -2024

The Academic Year commenced on June 1st 2023 on a very optimistic note with Rev Renjan Nellimmoottil Vicar, Kazhakuttom addressing our students in the Morning Assembly. The Inauguration of the new school year, “ Praveshanolsavam” by Honourable Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was screened in the campus.

Environmental Day 2023 -2024

Environmental protection, the need of the hour was seen reflected in our campus as well on the 5th of June. Chief Guests of the day Mr. S Jayakumar, Agricultural Officer and Mr. Nibu A.N, Agricultural Assistant addressed the students and teachers. A sapling was planted by our Principal along with Mrs. Mathangi Sreenivasan and Mrs. Sheela Ramachandran, amidst the rhythmic melodies sung by a team of students. An open Poster making competition, Quiz competition, Cleaning Drive and Garden making by the students in school campus made the day meaningful.

Reading Day and Reading Week –2023 -2024

Reading week celebrations was observed in St. Thomas Higher Secondary School in honour of Shri. P.N. Panicker from June 19th to June 23rd, 2023 to create a culture of reading and inspire students to discover the power of books. The week witnessed an array of Book review presentation by the students of Classes 5 to 12 during the School Assembly. Students were motivated to read a certain number of books within a specified time frame. To promote class libraries, students were encouraged to contribute books and magazines during the month.

Club Inauguration and Yoga Day-2023 -2024

To unlock the hidden talents, passions and potentials within each student, STHSS witnessed a significant milestone as it inaugurated a host of vibrant and engaging clubs for the academic year 2023-24, like Social Science Club, Work Experience Club, Quiz Club, Literary and Dramatics, Information Technology, Economics and Anti Narcotics Club. This momentous occasion was held at School Auditorium on 21st June 2023. To mark the International Day of Yoga, there was a display of Yoga by the students of Classes 7 to 12. Ms. Arielle Varghese, a Hotel Management graduate was the Guest for the Day, and she motivated the students to embrace their passions by her unique way of storytelling.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking2023 -2024

An awareness programme was convened by the Narcotics Club on 26th June, 2023 in connection with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking.
The session was led by Dr.P.K. Sreekumar, Deputy Drug Controllor (RTD), Kerala. Mr. Baiju A. Inspector of Police , Mannanthala Station, also shared his views. The programme was conducted in association with the Trivandrum Platinum Lions Club.

Investiture Ceremony 2023 -2024

Investiture Ceremony conducted on 20th July 2023, witnessed the swearing in of the School leaders, pledging their readiness to discharge their duties with sincerity and dedication. Rev. Shibu O Plavilla, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Selected representatives were presented with badge and epaualette by the Chief Guest, Principal and teachers.

STHSS Youth Festival – 2023

An ambience of cheer descended upon our campus when the entire school gathered in the open stage for the Youth Festival 2023-2024, inaugurated by Mr. Biju Kalavedi, a renowned film artist on July 26th. Youth Festival events were held on the 26thand 27thof July 2023. Red House bagged the first prize.

40th Annual Athletic Meet 2023

The Marthoma Stadium became vibrant on the 9th and 10th of August 2023, with our students competing in a variety of events for the 40th Annual Athletic Meet. Miss. Tiji Raju, Sri. Udayakumar Memorial awardee 2016 for the best volley ball player in India, declared the meet open following a colourful parade by the NCC, Band and the four Houses. Our Treasurer, Shri. Cherian Varghese delivered the keynote address followed by a heartwarming message by Miss. Tiji Raju, Guest of the day. Our Secretary, Mr. Mathew George was the guest for the closing ceremony. Green House bagged the first prize. The event embodied the zeal, talent and spirit of sportsmanship of the students!!

Revival of School Band

Our School Band could make a comeback with due support extended by our Secretary and Treasurer . A new junior team is getting trained under the supervision of Mr. J. Vincent, the Band Instructor.

Independence Day -2023

The 77th Independence Day Celebrations was hosted by our school at Mar Thoma Stadium on 15th August 2023. The Chief Guest for the day was Shri. Achuth Sankar, Director, Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala. It was celebrated with much enthusiasm and jubilation. All the three schools participated in the March past. Various programmes like Patriotic band performance, display and patriotic dance were held.

Onam Celebrations – 2023

Onam, the Harvest festival of Kerala was celebrated in the campus with much gaiety and warmth on August 25th in the open stage. The Chief Guest Sri. Gireesh Pulliyoor, the renowned poet and artist, enthralled our students with his captivating message and talk. The Boat Song sung in the background of the Snake Boat, the traditional Chenda Vadhya Melam, Musical Band, the melodious singing of Onam numbers by teachers and students, Musical chair, Tug of War, the intricately decorated ‘Pookkalam- Niravu ’ , everything put together reflected a perfect cultural ambience for the day.

All Kerala Quiz for the Secretary’s Trophy – 2023

The All Kerala Quiz Competiton for the Secretary’s Trophy proved an engaging, interactive and intellectual forum for the thirteen city schools with the quiz master Dr. Shafi Thomson quizzing the target audience in his self composed, fine tuned manner. 6 teams made it to the finals. St. Thomas Residential School, Mukkolakkal lifted the coveted trophy on September 13th . Sarvodaya Central Vidyalaya, Nalanchira and St. Mary’s Central School, Poojapura bagged second and third positions. The winners were awarded the trophy by our Treasurer Shri. Cherian Varghese.

Annual School Exhibition -2023

Going beyond the confines of the class room, The Annual School Exhibition held  on the 30th  of October 2023, exhibited the brilliance of creativity of our students in Social Science, Mathematics, Science, Art and Craft categories.

Anti-Drug Campaign

An awareness programme was convened by the Narcotics Club on 26th June, 2023 in connection with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking.
The session was led by Dr.P.K. Sreekumar, Deputy Drug Controllor (RTD), Kerala. Mr. Baiju A, Inspector of Police , Mannanthala Station, also shared his views. A seminar along the same lines was organised by the Central excise and Customs for our students on the 9th of August.

Fr. Tittu Thomas organized a session on Mobile Addiction – Issues and Remedy for Class IX students on the 31st of October.

KERMUN 2023

A team of students participated in Kerala Model United Nations (KERMUN ) 2023 conducted by St Thomas Central School on September 30th and October 1st, an enriching platform, through which our students got acquainted with global concerns and honed their diplomacy and negotiation skills. Rachel Ann Basil of Class XII D received the Best Journalist Award. Other participants who had exceptionally participated in KERMUN 2023 were:
Angelin Merria – XII D
Gautham S Nair – XII C
Nithin Keshav Umesh – XII C
Nivethitha H D – XII C
Riya Binu Smitha – XII C
Indrajit L – XI B

Picnics, Visits and Club Activities – 2023

The Higher Secondary Students participated in Heights 2023 , Kerala University Researchers’ Fest, at Kariavattom campus, from June 19th to 22nd, which showcased a unique congregation of Industrialists and Eminent personalities from diverse knowledge domains.

In connection with World Space week, a talk on Space was led by Mr. Nallaperumaal, senior ISRO Scientist on 5-10-2023 at Juhanon Auditorium.

Class 10 students also visited Space Museum, VSSC, Thumba and witnessed the Rocket Launch on 6.10.2023.

Our students distributed 632 food packets (60 sponsored by our staff) to the cancer patients of Regional Cancer Centre on 17-11-2023.

Class 12 students attended the IISER Trivandrum Open Day, an opportune day to visit the research Labs, the Science Expo and participate in the day’s Quiz. Christy George Jacob and Ajay Krishna of XIC stood second , Sreesanth C R and Ihsaan S Shiju of XIA, secured third.

Classes 1 to 4 had a day well spent at Lullu Mall on the 27th of September.

Keraleeyam

Each class imbibed the spirit of Keralappiravi in its true essence and unravelled the journey of the land, its history, culture, art and literary history, language through meaningful assembly sessions.

Children’s Special Service Mission (CSSM)

Volunteers from CSSM held their regular sessions for our students of classes 5 to 12. 10 of our teachers collaborated with the Academic Committee MTCES and scripted Value education lessons , across Primary ,Secondary and Higher secondary levels.

Children’s Day -2023

Children’s Day Celebration was unique this year, Alina P Kunnath( Class 5) was the Chacha Nehru on stage this time. Our children performed several variety entertainment programmes like Group Dance, Group Song, Solo Music etc and made the day unforgettable by paying tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru , the first Prime Minister of India. Live Jam, a social youth movement providing value based self developmental programmes through the medium of Music in the open stage of our school.

Counselling and Career Guidance, two integral services of our school offer extensive support in the overall development of our students. The School Counsellor Mrs Hannah  equips our students in dealing with the academic, social ,personal pressures in life and develop realistic, academic and personal goals through regular Life Skill sessions.   

Orientation cum Awareness Programmes

Rev. Sajesh Mathew, took the Orientation class for Class 11 students and parents based on the topic ” Don’t Fail in Life – Your Future is determined by Your Choices” on 14th of June 2023. On October 26th, Mrs Hannah Moncy attended Balamithra Training module in connection with Leprosy Awareness conducted by PHC, Chettivilakom. The UDISE Phase 2 Training, conducted by Urban Resource Centre, Pettah was attended by Mr Murali and Mr Subin Kurian.

Social Responsibilities

One discovers one’s true self in the service of others. Keeping in tune with the quote, our students Ashina E B and Athira B S of class X collaborated with RCC in the distribution of Pothichoru on 16th November. An overwhelming response from our parents helped us share 650 homecooked, lunch packets for the needy.

Class 12 students spent a day with the inmates of Shalom orphanage, under the guidance of Mr Shiji Das.

40th Annual Day 2023-2024

40th  Annual Day (2023-2024) of our school was held on 27th  November 2023 at 4.30 pm. The Annual Day function was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri. N P Giri , Former GSLV Project Director- ISRO, Government of India. The Secretary of MTCES, Shri. Mathew George, the School Chaplain and Boarding Superintendent, Rev. Mathew K John, PTA President, Mr. Shibu Scaria, Principals and heads of other sister institutions of MTCES graced the occasion by their presence. The Chief Guest along with our Secretary and School Chaplain gave away prizes for the school toppers of 2022-2023 and other prize winning students. The Annual Report of the academic year 2023-24 was presented by Principal Dr.(Mrs) Lizu Verghis. Our Principal, presented a momento to the Chief Guest designed by Smt. Priya A P (Arts and Crafts teacher). Students of STHSS made us proud by performing dance, skits, drama and other variety entertainment programs. The conveners of the school day program Smt. Manjula Devi and Smt. Anila Mathew along with all Staff worked hard to make the function a great success.

Children’s Day -2023

Children’s Day Celebration was unique this year, Alina P Kunnath( Class 5) was the Chacha Nehru on stage this time. Our children performed several variety entertainment programmes like Group Dance, Group Song, Solo Music etc and made the day unforgettable by paying tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru , the first Prime Minister of India. Live Jam, a Music band conducted a Musical show in the open stage of our school.