JYOTHI NIVAS PUBLIC SCHOOL
U C College PO, Aluva 683 102, Kerala, India
Phone: 0484 2609468
CBSE affiliation No. 930135 up to 31 March 2021
The goal of education is to mould children into human persons committed to work for the creation of human communities of love, fellowship, freedom, justice and harmony. Students have to be transformed by making them experience the significance of these values in the school itself. Realizing this, Jyothi Nivas Public school, a co-educational institution was established in the year 1993.
Over the past two decades, Jyothi Nivas, run by the congregation of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, has been constantly striving hard to achieve excellence in all fields – be it in the areas of academics, sports, discipline, leadership and more. The school currently has a strength of 1091 students, 48 faculty, and 27 non teaching staff.
School is a “temple of learning. Morning assemblies in schools enable the teachers and students develop a moral responsible attitude towards their goal. It includes prayers through which the students energize and motivate themselves and speeches, which help to build up their confidence. It gives them a positive reinforcement which is the driving force to schedule the day’s activities.
The day at Jyothi Nivas, begins with the morning assemblies, three days per week for the students from classes VI to XII and the remaining two days for students of classes I to V. Each class that conducts the assembly presents short programmes like speeches, self scripted skits, mimes, tableaux, recitations, group songs, Quiz etc. based on the theme identified for the week.
Every other alternate day students practise meditation, to mitigate the symptoms of stress and anxiety from their minds and develop a positive attitude in their dealings. Listening to the Bhajans, they cleanse their minds and purify their soul before they begin the activities of the day. The school gives importance to “Spiritual Empowerment” in students. So, focus is given to moral and value-based education, instilling in them the attitude to pray. Attempts are being made to enable the students feel the presence of the Lord in all their activities. Prayer services are regularly conducted on all auspicious occasions, such as the re-opening day, national and religious festivals, like Independence Day, Republic day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Teacher’s day, Children’s day, Onam, Christmas etc. To awaken the spirituality within, special retreat programmes are being held to revitalise the lives of students and teachers. Provision for confession is also provided on those days. Holy mass is being conducted regularly on the first Friday of every month.
Over years the school has been maintaining an unblemished scholastic record with cent percent result in AISSE and AISSCE Examinations. This year too the scene was not different. All the students who had registered for the board examinations came out in flying colours securing distinctions and first classes. Another feather was added to the Jyothian cap.
Our infrastructure is equipped with modern amenities that promote learning by visualization. Here teachers embrace the digital classroom learning approach that motivates higher level of understanding in students.
The school is blessed with a faculty of highly qualified, dedicated and committed teachers. The Principal holds regular staff meetings to provide updates and to ensure proper implementation of the planned curriculum. Remedial classes are provided to the academically backward students to improve their academic performances.
Special Education teacher caters to the needs of students with learning disabilities. She instructs and supports these students which facilitates their participation in regular classrooms. Periodic counselling is rendered to the needy students and their parents, seeking the expertise of the school counsellor. Teachers maintain good rapport with parents and keep them informed of their ward’s performance in the school activities.
Steps have been taken to improve English communication amongst the students. Training to enhance their English communicative skills and interaction is being provided by experts.
REPORT OF 2019-20
After a rejuvenating and refreshing summer break JNPS streamed into life on 6th June 2019, which was the reopening day for the students of classes V – XII and the students of classes I to IV entered their schooling phase on 7 June. On both the days a special prayer service was conducted in the school auditorium, which accelerated the whole atmosphere, providing the students with a new beginning and reassurance of an interesting and exciting academic session ahead. Principal Sr. Navya addressed the students and welcomed them back. She informed about the challenges and opportunities in store for them and reminded everyone to focus their attention on enhancing their creative and intellectual potential. The students were all in smiles, welcoming their new academic session and exchanging pleasantries with each other.
International Yoga Day Celebration 2019
Under the auspices of the ‘International Yoga Day’ a special assembly was conducted in the school auditorium on 21 June 2019.
The students presented a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of ‘Praanayama and yoga asanas’ which is a promise for a healthier and happier life. Live demonstration of the different asanas in the Sooryanamaskara stole the show. It advocated the wholesome development of a healthy body, healthy mind and soul.
All the students from different grade joined the celebration by performing the asanas along with the Yoga Instructor. Warm up exercises were taken and the students performed sitting exercises too.
As our Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed, “Yoga is a valuable gift of India’s cultural tradition which embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature. It is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.”
The celebrations at the school level was a gentle reminder to keep our mental, emotional and physical health before anything else and t take time to nourish and nurture it. Regular practice of yoga will help our students achieve a better life physically, mentally and spiritually as well.
REOPENING of the KINDERGARTEN
The first day of school for the kids is a major milestone in their lives as well as their parents because both of them go through a mixture of emotions. It means the end of a nonchalant phase and the welcoming of another chapter of their life.
June 13th, the reopening day for the tiny tots of Jyothi Nivas Lower Kindergarten was marked with more of smiles rather than the tears or fears, acceptance of new culture and setting in new environment.
The welcome party hosted by the management and faculty filled the air with jubilance. The little ones stepped into their abode of learning accompanied by their parents. Clad in animal fur suits, the higher class students welcomed the little ones. Principal Rev. Sr. Navya formally addressed the gathering.
To enhance the ceremonial occasion there was a cake cutting ceremony, followed by variety entertainment programme, which filled their hearts and minds.
Then the children moved to their classes, accompanied by their parents. After spending a little time with their class teachers, they bid them goodbye, looking forward for more fun and frolic the next day.
‘Quality is not an act, but a habit’
Personality and career development seminars, motivational classes and awareness programmes, rejuvenate the mentors and students to widen their outlook.
The academic year 2019-20, at JNPS dawned with ice breaking sessions on personality development to teachers that helped them to enhance their communicative skills and boos the self confidence in them. The Orientation programme for teachers was held on 24 & 25 May. Ms. Sijimol, Ms. Geeta and Dr. George Thomas led the sessions which enriched the teachers and motivated them to develop a passion for teaching.
A child’s growth is dependent on the sensible role of parents along with teachers. It is the joint effort of the trio – the parents, teachers and the school that help the child develop his personality. When families are involved in education of their children in positive ways, children maximize their untapped potentials and demonstrate a positive attitude and behavior. A good parent-teacher relationship is a pre-requite to inculcate healthy and congenial environment that enhance the pupil’s learning ability. Keeping this in mind, Orientation programmes were conducted for the parents of students of the KG section, Classes I to IV, IX to XII and VI to VIII on 7th June (afternoon), 8the June and 14th June respectively.
The motivational classes were led by Mr. Eldho Poulose, Dr. Siju Thomas Thottappilly, Father Manoj Plathottathil and Mr. K.V. Anoop Kumar. The parents were given an insight on the present scenario of learning. All the speakers focused on the joint efforts of the parents and teachers in the upbringing of a child. The focus was on social abuses like drug trafficking, the harmful aspects that ensue out of overuse of electronic gadgets and importance of good parenting.
The Orientation classes were followed by a interactive session between the parents and teachers which was intended to apprise the parents about the ethos and environment of Jyothi Nivas, the evaluation criteria followed as per the CBSE guidelines and the grading system followed.
Queries of parents were clarified by the teachers of the respective sessions. The programmes ended on a positive note with parents leaving, contented, informed and relieved.
SCHOOL ELECTION 2019
School is an important arena for equipping young people with knowledge that could benefit the political system. It provides an opportunity for learning through practice.
Mock elections are frequently conducted in schools as a pedagogical tool to teach ‘politics’ more interesting and lively.
The school General Elections at Jyothi Nivas was held on 18 June 2019 when all the students from grade VI to XII exercised their franchise to elect leaders of their choice for the school parliament.
About 36 students competed for various posts. The students cast their vote on the ballot paper and dropped it into the ballot box. The school auditorium turned out to be the polling booth from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Thus a democratic procedure was set in pace, which ultimately culminated in the formation of student council 2019-20.
28 JUNE 2019
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality”
JNPS always strives to inculcate a sense of responsibility and commitment among the students ready to shoulder responsibilities assigned to them. The Investiture Ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence the school consigns in the newly invested office bearers.
The first mega event of the new academic year, the Investiture Ceremony was organized with great pomp, splendor and dignity on 28 June 2019 in the school auditorium. Mr. Abdul Azis, Sub Inspector of Police, Aluva East was the esteemed Chief Guest of the day.
The ceremony commenced with a soulful rendition offered by the school choir. This was followed by the formal presentation of the welcome address. A spirit of unity and dynamism filled the arena as holy lamp was lit by the honourable dignitaries. After this, the chief guest addressed the gathering. Under the leadership of Master Kain Shammy and Mrs. Anagha Sabu the newly elected student council leaders – ‘the dealers of hope’, then marched on to the stage with gaiety. The ceremony was harmonized with a power point presentation in which the elected leaders’ profile was displayed on the screen.
The leaders were honoured with badges and sashes by the Chief Guest Mr. Abdul Aziz, Principal Rev. Sr. Navya, Manger Sr. Siji and Vice Principal Ms. Elizabeth Benny. The school flag of honour was formally exchanged by the former and newly elected leaders.
Donning the mantle of responsibility the student council 2019, took the oath. Principal Rev. Sr. Navya administered the oath of office. The leaders pledged to work earnestly for the betterment of the institution. This was followed by a musical composition, which induced in them a spirit of leadership.
It was a proud moment for all the parents to witness their children being invested with great responsibilities which embarks on a new journey as leaders.
Then, with flags held high, and fluttering in the air, heads standing tall, the ceremony concluded with the student council leaders marching down the stage back to pavilion.
Following the Investiture Ceremony, the former leaders expressed their gratitude for helping them discharge their duties earnestly as school captains in the year 2018-19. After this a fantastic dance performance was portrayed by the danseuse of grade XI.
After the Investiture Ceremony, we had an ‘Award Ceremony’ in which the top scorers of AISSCE and AISSE Board Examination 2018-19 were felicitated.
Principal Rev. Sr. Navya, Manager Rev. Sr. Siji, Rev. Sr. Lucia, Vice Principal Ms. Elizabeth Benny and senior faculty Ms. Jainee Reju, Ms. Nirmala Thomas, Mr. Sethu Gopal presented trophies and Certificates of Merit to the winners. A few of the teaching faculty were also honoured for their professional excellence on the occasion.
Finally, the Jyothi of the Year 2018 was awarded to Master Karthik S Nair, the most promising outgoing student of 2018-19.
The ceremony finally concluded when the energetic band troupe played the National Anthem with the spirit of leadership lingering in the Jyothian premises.
JUNIOR STUDENT COUNCIL – INVESTITURE CEREMONY
In accordance with the famous quote of John C. Maxwell, ‘A leader who produces other leaders multiplies their influences’, Jyothi Nivas Public School is trying to bring out good leaders with great potential for the future development and betterment of the society.
In this venture, a pioneering effort was initiated to instill leadership qualities in the very young minds and thus the Junior Student Council came into existence.
In a grand investiture ceremony held with great zest and zeal, in the school auditorium, the new office-bearers of the Junior Student Council took charge under the leadership of Master Arjun Antony as the Junior Head Boy and Miss Sreya Maria Saju as the Junior Head Girl.
Mr. Suresh P., Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, Aluva East, was the distinguished guest of the day. The event began with a prayer song followed by a formal welcome address. Then the Chief Guest Mr. Suresh P. inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the holy lamp along with Principal Rev. Sr. Navya, Rev. Sr. Lucia, Rev. Sr. Binsy and Vice Principal Ms. Elizabeth Benny.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest exhorted the students to uphold the values and integrity and live as responsible citizens.
The leaders were conferred with badges and sashes after which they solemnly took oath pledging their loyalty towards the institution.
It was a marvelous sight for the parents to witness their little ones getting invested with responsibilities to pursue their journey as leaders.
Students of the XI grade entertained the audience with a scintillating dance performance.
The ceremony concluded with the formal presentation of Vote of thanks followed by National Anthem rendered by the School Band Troupe.
INTER HOUSE QUIZ COMPETITIONS 2019
A quiz is a mind sport intended to test our knowledge and to keep ourselves updated. In a joint venture to inculcate reading habits in students and to keep themselves informed of the current affairs, an inter house quiz competition was conducted on 17 July 2019 at the school auditorium. There were four participants representing each of the four houses i.e. Keats, Tagore, Shakespeare and Wordsworth. The quiz covered topics related to Science, Sports, Literature and Current Affairs. The quiz was led by Dr. Beena, teaching faculty. After many exiting rounds of quizzing, Wordsworth house emerged victorious scoring the first position, followed by the Shakespeare and Keats in the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
JYOTHI FEST – School Youth Festival 2 & 3 August 2019
School youth festivals are the cradle of students’ artistic and cultural development. It is a forum where young artistic talents are discovered.
To unravel the hidden talents and innate potentials, the literary and art festival of JNPS was held on 2nd and 3rd August 2019. The inaugural ceremony was held in the school auditorium at 9:00 am and it marked the commencement of the fest. In the inaugural address, Vice Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Benny motivated the students to perform well and win laurels in the various events.
Literary competitions like Recitation, Elocution, Extempore speech, Power speech, music and dance in various forms and mime were all presented at the fest. It gave the students an opportunity to bring their artistic, literary and creative talents to limelight. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners of various competitions. The Youth Festival thus helped the students to develop the qualities of mutual respect, teamwork, love, communal harmony, and above all boosted their level of confidence.
RECOGNISING THE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Awards not only acknowledge success, but they recognize other qualities viz. ability, struggle and effort put in by the students to achieve it.
Recognizing the outstanding achievement and to encourage them to do better, the Life Insurance Corporation of India, Aluva branch felicitated the toppers of classes LKG to X. In a formal meeting held in the auditorium after the assembly on 7 August 2019, the Regional Manager of LIC Aluva Branch, Mr. Ajayan presented the meritorious students with trophies and certificates. In his speech, he informed the students that this initiative was undertaken as a part of social welfare programme to motivate the students to fare better in their studies.
To instill the spirit of patriotism and to recognize the struggle of freedom movement, the 73rd Independence Day was observed in the school on August 15, 2019.
The National Flag was hoisted by the Principal Rev. Sr. Navya at 840 am. This was followed by the rendition of the National Anthem. The leading faculty, members of the school council, students, non-teaching staff and a few parents were present on the occasion.
In her Independence Day message, Principal Sr Navya exhorted the students to work in a unified manner for the betterment of the nation at large. She beckoned the students to understand the need of the hour and to lend services to their brethren who have fallen victims to the natural calamities that shook many parts of India. After the distribution of sweets, the gathering was formerly dispersed at 9:30 am.
Birthdays are important and momentous occasion to celebrate and reflect on our unique mission on earth. It signifies the joy of life. On 19 August 2019, we the Jyothians felt blessed to be a part of the birthday celebration of our adorable Principal Rev. Sr. Navya UMI. Students and teachers were exulted and excited to celebrate the occasion. After the school assembly, the celebration began with the cutting of the cake in the benign presence of our Manger Rev. Sr. Siji and Vice Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Benny. The senior and the junior school captains wished the Sister and Junior school captain wished and sister expressed their love by offering a bouquet of flowers. This was followed by the class representatives who presented sister with a rose flower which symbolized their affection and adoration towards the guiding light of the institution. A PowerPoint presentation entitled “Reflection from the Jyothian Campus” re-energized the glorious moment.
In her message, Sr. Navya acknowledged the efforts taken by the staff and students to make the occasion memorable. She offered her special thanks to the class teachers and the students of class VIII-A, who took the initiative for the celebration. After the dispersal, sweets were distributed to the staff and students.
FIT India Movement
FIT India Movement is a nationwide campaign aimed at encouraging people to include physical activity and sports in everyday lives. It was an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the National Sports day. The inaugural event was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on Thu. 29th Aug. 2019.
All the students from grade 5 to 8 along with their teachers our school witnessed the live telecast of the inaugural ceremony at the school auditorium from 10:00 am to 11 am. In his inaugural address, PM Modi said that a healthy India is his goal. He emphasized on a strict control on peoples life styles.
The pupils were inspired and motivated by the programmes which aimed at encouraging people to give priority to sports and fitness in day to day life. Students realized the importance of keeping themselves healthy and fit.
Onam, the festival of happiness, peace and prosperity was celebrated with great fervor at JNPS on 6 Sep 2019. The students of the Kindergarten wing celebrated the festival in their own distinctive style on 4 September.
Jyothi Nivas wore a festive look on both these days as all the students and teachers came to school, clad in their traditional attire.
The visitors room was decorated with a beautiful floral carpet. All the classrooms were also adorned with beautiful floral carpets. Class celebration was carried out midst fun and frolic. Students and class teachers were seen exchanging pleasantries with each other. They entertained themselves with onappatt and dances. They started the tasty delicacies of Onam – banana chips, sweets and payasam too.
After the class celebration, the students assembled in the auditorium at 10:00 am. The pupils of classes VII and XII enthralled the audience with variety entertainments programme. The presence of Mahabali – the demon king – added a special grandeur to the occasion. Principal Rev. Sr. Navya and Mahabali addressed the students wishing them a very happy and prosperous Onam. After the distribution of ‘payasam’ the gathering dispersed. Thereafter the school was closed for Onam vacation. The teachers left the campus after enjoying a sumptuous Onam meal.
A Motivational class was held on 23 October 2019 by Mr. Reghu PS, civil police, Fort Kochi station, for the students of classes VII to XIII in the school auditorium. It was mainly intended to guide the students through the path of righteousness and face the challenges.
A cleanliness drive was initiated under the auspices of Ghandhi Jayanthi. Students cleaned the campus on 1 October 2019. It was a venture to keep the campus clean and green.
National Unity Day
JNPS celebrated ‘the National Unity Day’ on 31 October, 2019, which is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel – the Indian politician who played an instrumental role in India’s struggle for independence and the architect behind the unification of India.
Students from grade VI to XII assembled in the school auditorium at 8:45 am with a special assembly which commenced with a morning prayer. The school head girl Ms. Megha Sabu administered the oath for keeping the values of National Unity and Integrity. The oath was solemnly undertaken by the students and teachers alike and they pledged their contribution toward maintenance of internal security in the nation. A Power Point presentation on Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who played a key role in the unification of India and giving shape to the Indian Union was also screened on the occasion.
After the assembly, the students from grade VI to IX undertook a rally through the school premises. Donning the robe of Sardar Patel, Master Sreehari of VI C, led the rally. Placards depicting national integrity and unity were also carried by the students. Slogans signifying the importance of unity and integrity were raised by the students all through the procession. The rally culminated at 9:15 am. In the afternoon an essay writing competition on ‘Sardar Vallabhai Patel’ was conducted for the students of grade VIII to X.
The students appeared energetic and enthusiastic on the occasion and it reaffirmed the inherent strength of the students in building a stronger India.
CAREER GUIDANCE & PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
To ensure that our students are well equipped with knowledge to face any challenge, we have focused sessions on career planning and developments.
A multi beneficiary interactive scientific seminar was conducted by Mr. Jayakrsihnan V Menon, trainer, Peace for Planet Education, on June 28. The seminar helped students to enhance their scientific temperament and understand the significance of world space.
On 30 August, a career guidance programme was organized for the students of XII. Mr. Renjith from Logistics Institute of Management was the resource person.
On the occasion of “World Mental health day” October 10, the students from grade IX to XII attended a seminar organized by the students of UC College under the guidance of Dr. T John of Aster Med City. They motivated the students to overcome the problems of stress and face the challenges of life in a positive way.
REV. SR. SALESIA MEMORIAL DAY
JNPS celebrated the 21st Rev. Sr. Salesia Memorial Day with great splendor on 2nd Nov. 2019. Interschool arts and literary competitions were organized for the students of all age group. A Quiz Competition was also conducted under the general category. About 14 schools, from nearby areas of Aluva and Ernakulam participated in the event.
The celebration began with the Inaugural Ceremony held in the school auditorium at 8:45 am. The art and literary competitions of different categories were conducted at the allotted venues.
The valedictory function commenced at 11:30 am with a welcome dance. Mr. Antony Joseph Netto, Sub Inspector – Traffic, was the honourable chief guest of the day. The Chief Guest distributed prizes to the winners of each category. They were awarded trophies, certificates and cash prizes of Rs.1500, 1000 and 750 (for individual events) and Rs.5000, 3000 and 1500 (for quiz).
Toc H Public School, Vyttila won the Rev. Sr. Salesia Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy, while Christava Mahilayala Public School, Aluva emerged as the Runners up.
VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK
‘National Vigilance Awareness’ was observed in the school from 28 October to 2 November 2019. In connection with this, different programmes were conducted. On 28 October, an Inter house Bulletin Board Competition on the topic “Integrity a way of life” was organized. The students of grade I to V undertook the Integrity Pledge on 29th October. A quiz programme on 30th October after the school assembly. On 31st October, an essay writing competition on ‘Sardar Vallabhai Patel’ was conducted. On the same day, ‘National Unity Day’ was also celebrated in a solemn way. All the students from grade VI to XII along with the teaching faculty undertook the National Unity pledge. It was followed by a rally with placards and slogans to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel – the iron man of India.
AWARENESS PROGRAMME (01-11-19)
In order to effectively address the heinous crimes of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and to train them on self defense tactics, Mrs. Jisha from the Pink Police wing of Kerala Police conducted an Awareness Programme for the girls of grade VII, VIII, and IX on 1 Nov. 2019. On the same day, Mr. Mohammed Ashraf from Kerala Police gave a talk to the boys of grade VII to IX, regarding the proper usage of electronic gadgets and other cyber crimes. The programme was envisaged under the POCSO.
SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMME
School Health Programme is one of the important components of total Health Core Delivery System, which keeps a close watch on the health of school going children. As children are the future of the Nation, they are bound to be healthy and strong. In view of this, a medical checkup was carried out for all the students from grade I to XII on 7, 8 & 11 November. A team of doctors and their assistants from Lourde Hospital Ernakulam monitored the general health of the students.
CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
Children’s day was celebrated in JNPS with great zeal and enthusiasm on November 14 2019. The day’s celebration commenced with a Prayer Service held at the school auditorium at 9:30 am. This was followed by a variety entertainment programme presented by the teaching faculty. Clad in their civilian garb, students sat mesmerized watching their teachers sing and dance to the tune of the recent superhits of Bollyhood and Mollywood. The event culminated with the distribution of sweets.
In the afternoon session, inter house tug of war competition and the finals of various interhouse games were also conducted. It was indeed a memorable day for the students who went home with lots of fresh and sweet memories to cherish.
FANCY DRESS COMPETITIONS
To blend learning with fun and develop confidence in students, fancy dress competition was conducted on 16 November in the school auditorium. It was indeed a magnificent sight to see the creativity of the little ones being portrayed.
CPR Programme – Heart Beats
The students of grade VIII to XI attended the CPR training programme jointly organized by Indian Medical Association and Angels International Foundation on Saturday 16th November 2019 at CIAL Convention Centre, Nedumbassery.
Free hand exercise
For any society or Nation to progress, it is important that their citizens are physically fit. The challenges of the modern day life has brought along with it the need to be more physically proactive and fit in order to face its challenges with optimum energy and positivity. Fit children are able to handle day-to-day physical and emotional challenges better. However, for a holistic and intrinsically healthy lifestyle, awareness and support for fitness movement is more essential than ever.
On 29 August 2019, the Honourable Prime Minister launched nation-wide “Fit India Movement” aimed to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives and daily routine. So as to take this mission forward, CBSE has decided that each year second and third week in November, a total of 6 working days, will be celebrated as “FITNESS WEEK” in all its affiliated schools.
Glimpses of the Fitness Week Celebration in our school.
FIT INDIA MOVEMENT is a nationwide campaign, launched in India to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in daily lives. It was launched by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the National Sports Day, ie. 29August 2019. In connection with this, the second and third week of November is being observed as the FITNESS WEEK during which many activities are being conducted to ensure the good health and well being of the students.
On 11 November 2019, as part of the inter house competition, the traditional game of Maharashtra i.e Kho-kho was conducted.
The day 12 November began with a Yoga class. Students of the lower primary wing performed Yoga as per the instructions given by their Yoga trainer Mr. Manzoor.
The students from grade VI to XII demonstrated free hand exercise as a part of their physical training programme on 13 November.
On 14 November, under the auspices of Children’s day celebration, various interhouse games competitions were conducted. The traditional game of Kerala, the Tug of War competition, stole the show, in which the students stood unified to exercise their might and strength.
The students of the Primary wing performed aerobics during their physical training period on 15 November. On the same day Dodge ball competition for the different houses was conducted.
On 16 November, Inter house Classical Ball competition was held.
On 19 November, students of grade I played Poshampa – a traditional game of Himachal Pradesh.
The second phase of Khelo India app was also initiated on the same day.
On 20 November, an interhouse Sports Quiz Competition was organized.
Annual Athletic Meet was held on 22 and 23 November 2019.
These programmes helped the students to be fully alive in mind and body, and increased their confidence level.
ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET
The 26th Annual Athletic Meet of JNPS was celebrated on 22nd and 23rd Nov. 2019 for the students of grade III to XII on the sprawling grounds of the Institution amidst thrills and cheers. It was an event filled with fervor and exhilaration. The inaugural ceremony was held on 22 November at 8:45 am. Mr. Rajeev, a veteran Volleyball player, who represented India at various international platforms was the esteemed Chief Guest of the day. The function commenced with an invocation followed by Welcome Address by Mrs. Babitha Manesh. The Chief Guest Mr. Rajeev delivered the inaugural address in which he reminisced his school days and exhorted the students on the importance of having self beilief, being focused and goal oriented. Thereafter he declared the 26th Annual Athletic Meet of JNPS open. The students of the four houses of grade VI, VII & VIII and senior and junior Student Council Members showcased an impressive and well synchronized march past in which the Shakespeare house emerged as winners. This was followed by the flag hoisting ceremony. The ceremonial sports torch was jointly lit by the Sports Master Mr. Saju Jacob and Shiju Antony and handed over to the Chief Guest who passed it to the promising athletes of the Institution Ms. Aiswarya Raj, Master Ivaan and Ms. Nandana who carried the burning torch through the sports ground symbolizing the commencement of the event.
This was followed by the oath taking ceremony in which the Sports Captain Master Derin Joby administered the oath which was undertaken by all the captains and vice captains of the senior and junior student council. The Inaugural Ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks rendered by Mr. Saju Jacob, our Sports Master. The Students of grade III to XII participated in about 90 track and field events. Once the final event is the Inter house relay competition began the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. Finally, at the end of the day, Keats House became victorious while Wordsworth house was declared runners up. It was indeed a breath taking sight to see the school brimming with flags of various houses and the ground reverberating with sounds of cheers.
To mark the culmination of the mega event, the sports flag was retrieved by the sports masters. It was handed over to the Principal Sr. Navya, who addressed the gathering acknowledging the relentless service rendered by the entire staff in making this event a great success.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 2019
Christmas brings cheer and happiness, spreading the message of love and joy among the students. On 19 December 2019, all the students from grade III to XII assembled in the school auditorium to be a part of the Christmas Celebration hosted by the tiny tots of the kindergarten section along with the students of grade I & II. The boundless joy of celebrating the festivals was visible on the faces of all the children, when the little ones entertained them by dancing to exciting tunes. The concept of Christmas – love, caring and sharing – was beautifully enacted through a small skit and carol songs. The children enjoyed the special Christmas cake offered to them. It was indeed true that the warmth of Christmas was felt from the heart and their actions justified it right.
ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATIONS 2019
Jyothi Nivas Public School celebrated its 26th Annual day with unprecedented fanfare on 21 December 2019. The school was elegantly decorated with stars and lights and a grand open stage was set up with professional sound system.
Dr. M.B. Gopalakrishnan, Registrar, Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, Kalady was the honourable Chief Guest of the day. Mr. Venu Variath, well known journalist, editor and famous environmentalist shared the dais with world’s fastest cartoonist Adv. jiTHESHji and Fr. Jetto Thottungal, who were other eminent dignitaries. A stage show by Adv. jiTHESHji left the audience spell bound.
The mega event kick started with a spectacular colourful and scintillating welcome dance performance by the danseuse of Jyothi Nivas. It portrayed the rich cultural and traditional heritage of Kerala.
In accordance with the theme ‘An ode to Amet’ the programmes were meticulously presented by the students from grade III to XI. The cultural journey showcased mesmerizing events like dances, plays, mime, western music, etc.
The school annual report was presented in the form of a documentary.
Proficiency prizes and the ‘JYOTHI OF THE YEAR’ was awarded to the meritorious students. The best house trophy for both athletics and cultural events were also presented on the occasion.
From dance performance to plays and musical concerts, the event was equally enjoyed by both the guests and the parents alike. The event culminated with the vote of thanks rendered by the school head boy.
Visit of Superior General Sr. Elvira
13 Jan 2020
‘Golden Jubilee Celebrations’ mark an important event in the lifetime of an individual. It calls for self introspection.
On 13 January 2020, the Jyothians were fortunate to host a celebration on the arrival of our Superior General, Rev. Sr. Elvira, who is celebrating her Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession.
The day began with a joyful celebration. Sr. Elvira and Sr. Mabel (General Councillor) were escorted to the auditorium by our Manager Rev. Sr. Siji, Administrator Rev. Sr. Bincy, Rev. Sr. Lucia and Vice Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Benny, accompanied by the musical synchronization of the school band. Children stood with golden coloured balloons all along the way, to greet the distinguished guests.
The cultural feast was organized on the occasion began with a prayer song by the school choir, followed by the welcome address by our Manager Rev. Sr. Siji. An effulgent welcome dance performance portraying the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, left the guests and audience spellbound. The other entertainment programmes included dances, group songs, mime etc. A cake cutting ceremony sweetened the occasion. Sr. Elvira was then honoured with a golden shawl and a memento.
While addressing the students, Sister Elvira thanked the entire Jyothian Family for the wonderful hospitality. In her message she quoted the words of JRD Tata and motivated the students to develop the unique quality of mingling with all the people alike.
The event culminated with the formal presentation of vote of thanks by the school head girl followed by the National Anthem. Sweets were distributed to the students after the dispersal.
Thereafter Sr. Elvira and Sr. Mabel joined for a get-together at the E-learning lab, where she was honoured with a memento by the staff. Sisters thanked the staff for organizing a colourful programme. The meeting was formerly dispersed after the tea.
‘PANACHE’ – KIDS DAY CELEBRATIONS
24 JANUARY 2020
In accordance with the quote ‘every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden’, the tiny tots of the Kindergarten and the little ones of grade I and II, transformed this institution into a garden of beauty on the happy occasion of the Kid’s day, which was celebrated on24 January as ‘Panache’ the KIDS FEST 2020.
The celebrations commenced at 4:00 pm with an awesome welcome dance, showcased by the students of grade I. Rev. Fr. Joe Bosco Panjikkaran, an alumnus of our school was the esteemed chief guest. The cultural pageantry comprised of eastern and western dance performers, action songs, musical skit and an eye catchy dramatization of the fairy tale, ‘Cindrella’. The stellar picturization of the little ones left the audience entranced. The event culminated with the formal presentation of the ‘Vote of thanks’.
The 71st Republic Day of our country was observed on Sunday, 26th January 2020 in our school premises. The national tricolor flag was unfurled by Vice Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Benny, in the presence of Principal Rev. Sr. Navya and Rev. Sr. Lucia. In her Republic Day message, the Vice Principal urged the students to uphold the national sovereignty and integrity at any cost, even in the time of crisis. Principal Rev. Sr. Navya also spoke on the occasion. The function ended with the National Anthem. Tea and sweets were distributed on the occasion.
AWARENESS PROGRAMME 3 FEB 2020
As per the order issued by the Directorate of General Education, Govt. of Kerala, the live broadcast on the ‘Awareness and Prevention of Corona Virus’ was shown on 3 Feb. 2020 to the students of classes I to VIII at the school auditorium. The students were enlightened about the mode of transmission of the epidemic disease and the necessary precaution to be taken to prevent its spread.
VISIT OF PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR
The Provincial Superior of the Sacred Heart Province of the Congregation of UMI sisters Rev. Sr. Nikesh visited our institution on 6 Feb 2020. She was given a luring welcome by the Jyothians in the school auditorium at 9:30 am. Sr. Nikesh was escorted to the auditorium by the Manager Sr. Siji, Principal Sr. Navya, Vice Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Benny and Sr. Lucia, led by the school band troupe. Students of the Kindergarten welcomed her with balloons and by offering floral tributes. The programme began with a prayer song followed by welcome dance. The tiny tots of the KG section presented colourful dance programmes. It was followed by cake cutting. Vice Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Benny congratulated Sister on the occasion. Sr. Nikesh motivated the students to develop good values and qualities and to be punctual and disciplined in all their dealings. After the formal presentation of the vote of thanks by the Junior head boy Master Arjun, the meeting dispersed. Sweets were distributed to the students.
Sr. Nikesh then joined for a get-together at the e-learning lab. When sisters thanked the staff for organizing a wonderful programmes. After taking group photo, the meeting was dispersed.
Holy retreats are opportunities to re-establish our life in a new ay. It is significant because they refresh our minds and energise our bodies to get back to work with full vigour. Foreseeing the preparations, students make for the upcoming examinations and to provide them with proper guidance, a day’s retreat was organized in the school on the 14th February 2020 for the Catholic and non-catholic students separately. Students from Class IV to XI participated in the retreat conducted by the Holy Rosary Ministry. The programme was quite enriching and at the end the students felt enlivened and refreshed.