Holy retreats are opportunities to re-establish our life in a new way. 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.
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. Then sisters thanked the staff for organizing a wonderful programmes. After taking group photo, the meeting was dispersed.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Indiara 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arts & Crafts Competitions
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