Annual Report

JYOTHI NIVAS AT A GLANCE

Jyothi Nivas Public School, is a co-educational institution established and administered by the congregation of the Ursulines  of Mary Immaculate, founded in 1649 in Italy, by Blessed Mother Brigida  Morello who dedicated her life in directing and educating the youth.

The school started in 1993 and follows the Syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The medium of instruction is English for classes from K G to Senior Secondary. It is an unaided minority institution based on religion and preference will be given to Christians in admissions and appointments.

The school presented the First batch for the All India Secondary Education Examination in 1999 and has been maintaining 100% result ever since. The First batch of Senior Secondary (10+2) appeared for the Board Exam in March 2004 and have proved their excellence.

Aims and objectives

We, Ursulines believe that an essential need of our country is a community of persons with deep faith, sound knowledge, intellectual and emotional maturity and moral integrity; persons able and willing to render generous service to the fellowmen and build up a truly human society. It is therefore to the formation of such a community of persons that we commit our educational institution.

The main objectives of this institution therefore are:

•     To mould pupils into spiritually oriented, intellectually well informed, physically fit, and emotionally well-balanced persons with social consciousness who will be able to face life and its challenges.

•     To help the students to develop the qualities of co-operation and service so as to make them responsible, useful and worthy citizens of Mother India, who will stand for truth, justice, love and peace.

•     To educate the pupils in high ideals of humanism and unselfish service to their fellow beings.

•     To value and judiciously use their freedom.

•     To be clear and firm on principles, and courageous in action.

•     To become agents of social change.

Education aims at the holistic development of children and to mould them into humans committed to work for the creation of human communities of love, fellowship, freedom, justice and harmony. Since school is the ‘abode of learning’, every school strives to render a qualitative, inclusive and holistic education along with safe learning environment. Keeping this in mind, Jyothi Nivas Public school tried to take forward many initiatives, strengthening innovative and experiential learning practices to improve the overall performance of our students during the academic year 2021-22.

Impact of COVID 19 on the school:

However the COVID 19 pandemic had resulted in a near total closure of the school, starting at a zero academic year, with great financial constraints on the stake – it’s manager, staff, parents and students. All on a sudden, online teaching became a critical lifeline for education. A new teaching technology – ie digital learning platform – enabled the mentors of the institution to render teaching processes with ease through WhatsApp, Zoom meeting, Google Meet etc.

Online schooling and challenges:

The financial crises which erupted with the outbreak of the pandemic forced the institution to reduce the fee structure by 30%. Only tuition fees was extracted from students of all classes during this period. Initially teachers as well as students were apprehensive about the sudden transition from face to face learning to online learning, with limited or no internet access to some, thereby creating a digital division among students. However, with the passage of time, these problems could be overcome.

Board Examination Results:

‘Achievement seems to be connected with action ‘.

As in the previous years, the students of grade XII and X brought fame and glory to the institution by securing cent percent results in the  AISSCE and AISSE 2021..Many of our students came out in flying colours. Out of the 48 students who appeared for the board exam, 37 secured distinction and 11 got  first class. Satyajith S was the topper in Science stream with 95.6% and Gayathri R Nair was the topper of Commerce stream with 95.8%. In the AISSE examination, out if 86 students who appeared for the Board exam, 67 students secured distinction and 19 got first class. 10 students got A1 in all subjects. Joel Sony was the school topper. He secured 99%.

Assessment of students:

 It was indeed a daunting and challenging task to evaluate the students’ performance, as we were following the online mode of teaching. Initially, the assessments were carried out by conducting online examinations for all classes. However, the model exams of classes X and XII and the final assessments for class VI to XI were conducted in offline mode.

Environment Education:

One of the principle vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates world wide awareness of the environment and enhances political action is by celebrating the ‘ World Environment Day’. The theme for the year 2021 was ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. Commemorating the occasion and joining hands with world wide celebrations, a few saplings were planted in our school campus. The whole event was initiated by the Principal, Sr. Navya, administrator, Sr. Bincy and teachers, Mr Suresh, Sethugopal and Shiju Antony. Important events like sapling planting for classes I to XII, poster designing competition for classes V to X  and logo designing for classes XI and XII were conducted, to mark the occasion.

Online cultural activities:

The school supports a plethora of intra school activities across the year. It ranges from youth festival to observance of important regional and national festivals like Onam, Christmas, Independence day, teacher’s day, Gandhi jayanti, Republic day etc. Virtual celebrations were held on all the above mentioned occasions. Online competitions were also conducted to induce the spirit of competitiveness among the students. As the school believes in the philosophy of comprehensive education and development of it’s pupils, both curricular and co- curricular activities became a part of the online curriculum.

During the National festivals, while the students were engaged in virtual celebrations, the staff members assembled in the school for the flag hoisting ceremony , by observing COVID protocols. The PTA members were also a part of the celebrations. All the celebrations brought cheer, joy, togetherness and hope to the school fraternity.

PTA / SMC decisions:

The most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.

Communication between parents and teachers is an essential ingredient that fuels the learning process for the students. When parents and teachers keep themselves in a loop, they can notify each other of the achievements, behavioral problems faced by the children, their health issues and more. The Parent Teacher Association, therefore became an integral part of the school. School Management Committee (SMC) too played their role, taking major decisions regarding the online classes. They both catered to the proper functioning of the school so as to ensure quality education. To optimise parent teacher communication strategy and with the main objective of involving parental contribution in the development of the school, online PTA meetings were held periodically through zoom meetings, to update parents regarding the ongoing educational strategies adopted by the school, for the well being of their wards. The rescheduled academic  calendar could be successfully implemented with the whole hearted and active involvement of the parents.  The school management gratefully acknowledges the whole hearted cooperation of the parents, who constantly lend their support to make every program successful.

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