Christ Church Vidyapith, Kodukulanji Report 2013 -2014
Our school Christ Church Vidyapith, a CBSE affiliated Secondary School was established in the year 1999 under the guidance of Rev.Johnson George.The school was then headed by Prof. M.V.George and Prof. George Jacob was incharge as Bursar. The school is run by CSI Church Educational and Charitable Society, Madhya Kerala Diocese,Kottayam. We have gone through a series of ups and downs but with the enormous blessings from the Almighty God, we are still trying hard to attain our desired goal which is yet to come. We have a total of nearly 325 students, 16 teachers, a Principal and a bursar. We have 2 drivers for our 2 buses covering all the routes, in addition, we have an an office clerk and three ayahs. The School timing is from 9.00 am to 3.45pm.
This year the students have taken part in the cultural competiton at Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Mavelikara, Quiz competiton at Baker Vidyapith a recently a large number of students took the Bicentenary Scholarship Examination, held here in the school. Teachers have attended a refersher course in the Continous and Comprehensive Evaluation held at Karickam International School, Kottarakkara.English teachers attended two seminars one at Eminenece Public School,Pandalam and another at Bhagavath Gardens, Chengannur. The entire teachers of the school attended the teacher seminar at Bishop Speechly School, Pallom.
This year the students were taken out for a one day educational tour and visited Milma plant at Thiruvanathapuram and also visited Thirpunithara Hill Palace. Then the students were taken to Kitex factory and Ann aluminium factory. The visit to Lulu Mall was a new experience for both students and staff.
This year two scholarships for students of class V1 and VII were donated by well wishers of Christ Church Vidyapith. Rs 1,00,000/- donated in memory of Late Mr. P.C.Joseph and Mrs.Mary Joseph, Plantharayil, by their children. The second Scholarship of Rs 50,000/- is donated in memory of late Sri Y.Mathew by his son.
A team of officials from the primary health centre visited our school and the health inspector has takena few classes in connection with the students. Hygiene and at the end conducted an examination to assess the students. Three students were given First,Second and Third prizes. With the help of the parents of our students the school has raised Rs21,000/- and donated to a cancer patient.It is worth mentioning the donation of a set of Encyclopedia Britanica comprising of 36 volumes to the school library, I thank Mr. Shibu Ninan for his kind gesture. This year, we ha d two Governing Council Meetings and three Working Committee Meetings.
The most important event in the history of the school is the issuance of NOC in the month of May from the state Goverment and the affiliation from CBSE,New Delhi in the month of july, 2013. The school under the dynamic leadership of the Rt.Rev.Thomas. K.Oommen, Bishop of the Madhya Kerala Diocese has taken a great leap towards the renovation of its existing building to complete the same as an ultra modern school complex of international standard.
We are extremely glad that the Diocese and the Church have taken keen interest and support in the re-building process.On 24th of Feb, 2014 the school celebrated on the occasion of its affiliation with CBSE New Delhi. Sri Thiruvanchoor Radha Krishnan,Honorable Minister for Forest,Transport,Youth and Sports innaugurated the public meeting which was presided over by the Rt.Rev Thomas.K.Oommen,Depity Moderator,Church of South India and the Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese.
It will be unfair on my part if i do not mention two names, in connection with NOC. First Rev.Dr.P.K.Kuruvilla, who has initiated the process and made a number of journeys to different places both during day and night. Secondly, Very Rev Jacob.P.Smuel, who inspite of his difficulty of long journeys to Thiruvanthapuram and Eranakulam for the purpose of getting NOC. I thank both Achens, for their sincere and selfless services. Rev. Chandy Jose has been involved in all most all important occassions of our school and we are really thankful to Achen for his timely advice and guidance.
Our bursar Mr.Cheriyan C Abraham has serving the institutiuon for the last 12 years and appointed to the present post as Bursar in 2006. He has done an excellent job for the school and sad to to see that he is leaving the school by the end of this academic session. I whole heartedly express my deep gratitude to Mr.Cheriyan C Abraham for all what he has done for the betterment of this institution and i personally wish him a very peaceful and comfortable retired life.
The church committee members have given their whole hearted support in the running of the school. The members of the Church have been extending their moral and financial support to the school and it will be inappropriate if a do not thank them on this occassion.
With proud feeling and great respect, I submit the school report to the members of Christ Church, Kodukulanji.