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Principals vow to make Schools safe for Children

Principals of ICSE and CBSE Schools (AICS) of Udupi and DK districts made a joint declaration on November 9th2013 that they would put in place the necessary safeguards to ensure the safety of children in their schools. The principals met at Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar in the context of many cases of child abuse reported in recent times. Dr. P.V. Bhandary, Psychiatrist in his keynote address confirmed that the incidence of child abuse is indeed a reality, and thatit is rampant now. Both boys and girls are vulnerable. The surprising fact is that the perpetrators are often those close to the family of the child. It is a myth that the people who commit the crime are of unsound mind. It’s often elders with a ‘good Samaritan’ image who commit the crime. Parents need to be wary of such situations. Schools should also take suitable steps to see that children are not abused, particularly in residential schools. Schools should create a task force to be ever vigilant in order to protect their children. Prof. Mathew C. Ninan, Principal of Little Rock spoke on the ‘School Perspective’. He said, it should be the mandate of every school to create awareness amongst its children against possible attempts to abuse them. School, by definition, should be the safest place for children. It’s possible to create such a school environment if the children, teachers and parents are sensitized, and there is an open channel of communication amongst them. Children should be empowered and emboldened to complain against any attempt to abuse them, without any fear of reprisal. Short films on ‘good touch, and bad touch’ were screened to show how children can be educated in an age-appropriate mannerto protect themselves. Principals made a joint declaration that they would put in place a host of reforms and systems to eliminate all forms of child abuse in the school, its premises,in the hostels and school buses. MrsShreelathaRao, President of AICSintroduced the agenda and welcomed. Mr Vidyavantha Acharya,Mrs Neeta Kishore, Mrs K.Anandhi and Fr. AnilD’Costa led the discussion, attended by over 30 principals. Dr. Thomas Quadros made the concluding remarks and proposed the vote of thanks.

Report on All India CBSE Inter School Tennis Tournament South Zone 2013

The inaugural function of the ALL INDIA INTER SCHOOL(CBSE) TENNIS TOURNAMENT, SOUTH ZONE took place on the 7th of October, 2013 at Canara Tennis Academy,Mangalore. The programme started off with a colourful march past by all the teams accompanied by Canara High school, Urwa girls carrying placards bearing the state names. The march past was also accompanied by a band troupe from Canara Higher Primary school, Urwa. The invocation by Canara CBSE students was followed by a welcome address by Mrs.Joy J. Rai, Principal, Canara High School CBSE. This was followed by the introduction of the guests by Mr.Kochikar Sudhakar Pai. The contribution of Mr.C.G.Krishna Bhupathi in shaping the tennis career of great players like Mahesh Bhuapathi, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna was highlighted in his introductory speech. The tennis village at Bangalore, set up to encourage budding tennis talents was also mentioned. This was followed by hoisting of the National flag, school flag and CBSE flag by Mr.S.S.Kamath, Mr.Basti Purushotham Shenoy and Mr.Ranganath Bhat. All the flag bearers of the various teams undertook an oath of fairplay, led by master Rajeev Shenoy of Canara CBSE school. Mr. G.Rajendran unveiled the symbol of the Tennis tournament and Mr.S.S.Kamath officially declared the tournament open. This was followed by a key note address by the guest Mr.C.G.Krishna Bhupathi who expressed immense pleasure to be amongst the participants and tennis lovers. He quoted that self confidence was the key to success and confidence comes only by preparation. He also encouraged the students to take up sports activities which will help them to develop concentration which in turn will help them to develop in all other fields including academics. The vote of thanks delivered by Mrs.Preetha Nayak. The function ended with thanks offered to the Rain God Varuna as well as seeking his help in the successful conduct of the tournament. During the four day tournament around 52 schools participated playing nearly 104 matches at two venues ie., Rama Krishna Tennis Club and NITK, Surathkal. The results are as follows

Boys
Sl.no. Under – 19 Under – 14
1. The Global Edge School(AP) B.V Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kilpauk (T.N)
2. Jain Heritage School, Bangalore Jain Heritage School, Bangalore
3. PSBB Sr. Sec. School, Nungambakkam, Chennai DPS (Secunderabad) – (A.P)
4. DAV Public School, Santoshima Nagar (130044- AP) Oakridge International School, Hyderabad

 

Girls
Sl.no. Under – 19 Under – 14
1. Chirec Public School (A.P) Bala Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School (T.N)
2. DPS Hyderabad (A.P) PSBB Sr. Sec. School, Nungabakkam, Chennai
3. Sherwood Hall Sr. Sec. School (T.N) Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School(AP)
4. SBOA Sr. Sec. School & Jr. College(T.N) DAV Sr. Sec. School (TN)

During the Valedictory function Mr. Uday Yeragatti, Dean, student welfare, NITK, Mr. I.C. Shetty, AGM, Canara Bank, Mr. Abdul Salam, President, Rama Krishna Tennis Club and other dignitaries including Mr. S.S Kamath, President, CHSA, Mr. Ranganath Bhat, Secretary, CHSA, Mr. Kochikar Sudhakar Pai, Correspondent, Canara High School CBSE, Basty Purshotham Shenoy, Correspondent, Canara Tennis Academy and other members of the Governing council of CHSA, were present. Dr. Kishore, CBSE Observer, Mr. Shivaram, Deputy Director of physical Education, NITK, Mr. Suresh Mallya of Ramakrishna Tennis Academy were felicitated during the function. Principal Mrs. Joy Rai compered the program and the entire CBSE Staff and Heads of various other Canara Institutions and parents were present for the function.

20th Annual National Sahodaya Conference

Amritsar Sahodaya Schools Complex is organizing 20th Annual National Sahodaya Conference from 08-10 November 2013 at Amritsar (Punjab). All the member schools of Sahodaya Schools Complex are cordially invited to participate. View Invite Download Registration form

CCE Training Programme at Canara High School

CCE Training programme organized by the Karavali Sahodaya Complex was hosted by Canara High School on 9thJuly, 2012. The resource persons for the day were Mrs. Hannah Henry and Mrs. Meera Padmanabhan from Everonn Education Ltd, Chennai. About 59 teachers participated in the programme. The participants were divided into two groups-Middle school and High school. The patterns of Assessment, including various parameters were the main issues discussed. The correspondent of the School Mr. Kochikar Sudhakar Pai, Principal Mrs. Joy J. Rai attended the inauguration and valedictory ceremonies.

Report of CCE Training Programme at Christ School

“It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.” – Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain This year Christ School at Manipal had the privilege of hoisting the CCE Training programme for the Teachers of Karavali Sahodaya Complex. It was held on10th July 2012. We were privileged to have the expert training professionals from Chennai Mrs. Meera Padmanabhan the Lead Trainer at Evron Education Limited and Mrs. Hannah Henry who is currently with Evron as the senior Lead Subject Matter Expert in Physics. The presence of Mr. Mathew Ninan, President of Karavali Sahodaya brought a special honour to our school. In his address to the teachers he encouraged them to be more creative and innovative in their teaching ministry to bring out the best from the young minds. About 48 Teachers from the various institutions of Karavali Sahodaya responded to the invitation. The inaugural programme began invoking the blessings of the Lord Almighty with a prayer song by the students of class VII. The resource persons and the special guests were welcomed and felicitated by the Principal and the Correspondent Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Lewis. After the inaugural function the Session was taken over by the resource persons. Following points were discussed in the session.

  • Anecdotal Records
  • Formative Assessments
  • Documentation
  • And Co-Scholastic Area

Training Manuals were given to each participant and everyone responded well and cleared their various doubts. The Training was concluded at 5.00p.m.

Eliza Vaz, Principal

CCE Training In Little Rock

I am glad to report that the CCE training that took place on 28th and 29th November in Mangalore and Udupi regions respectively have gone off well. Mangalore Region’s was held in Canraa CBSE School and that of Udupi was held in Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar. Mrs Meera Padmanabhan, DGM, Training and Mrs Saraswathi Srinivasan, Senior Faculty of Everonn Systems, Chennai conducted the training in both places. Everonn is an officially agency accredited by CBSE to conduct these training programmes, strictly as per CBSE approved training manual. 46 participants each attended the training. Thus 92 teachers got the training. Barring one School, all others were represented. I understand that the feedback was very good. As you know one day is too short to transact the entire gamut of CCE. We may therefore think of 2 days’ sessions next time. I wish to thank all the Principals and teachers who attended. I must place on record the services of Canara CBSE School, its management, and especially Principal Mrs Radha R. Prabhu for all the arrangements she made for the programme at Mangalore. Thanks very much. Yours faithfully,

Mathew C. Ninan Principal, Little Rock.

Report on Capacity Building Programme on CCE

A workshop on CCE training Programme was conducted on 28.11.2011 by Everonn Education System limited. Mrs.Meera Padmanabhan and Mrs.Saraswathi Srinivasan were the resource persons. Around 46 teachers from CBSE affiliated schools from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts attended the days programme. The Assessment pattern for formative Assessment (FA) and tools and techniques used for evaluation in co-scholastic domains were the main issues discussed. The Honorable Correspondent of the school, Mr.Kochikar Sudhakar Pai, advisor Mr.Ramesh Kedilaya and Head mistress Radha Prabhu attended the inaugural and valedictory programmes.

Karavali Sahodaya School Principals’ Meet

Karavali Sahodaya School Complex

-A session on Sharing of Best Practices – A Report

  • First meeting of Karavali Sahodaya  Schools Complex held at Presidency school, Mangalore on Saturday, 5th November 2011.
  • Meeting was chaired by Prof. Mathew C. Ninan, Chairman of Karavali Sahodaya Complex
  • Principals and teachers from 31 schools from Udupi and Mangalore participated.
  • Presentations by Principals on various aspects of CCE proposed by CBSE
  • Welcome by Mr Kailash Pawar, Principal, Presidency School, Mangalore

Resource Persons: Mrs. Abhilasha ,Vice Principal, SMS  English Medium School Brahmavar Dr. Kusum ,Principal, Madhava Kripa School, Manipal Mrs. Neetha Kishore –Principal ,Dr. NSAM English Medium School, NITTE, Mrs .Geetha Venkataraman , Principal,,Dr. MRSM English Medium School , Thokur. Prof. Mathew C Ninan , Principal , Little Rock  Indian School ,Brahmavar & Chairman Karavali Sahodaya Schools Complex The programme started with an introduction by Principal Mrs.Usha Rao followed by Welcome address by Senior Principal Mr.Kailash Pawar. Prof. Mathew C Ninaninitiated the session as the chairperson of the Karavali Sahodaya Complex and Mr.Chandrashekara ,Principal ,Lokaseva Kendra ,Alake , shared the dais as the President of the Karavali Sahodaya Complex.

Click to Enlarge The First Speaker Mrs. Abhilasha had a presentation on formative assessment- as Pedagogy, explaining the same as being equivalent as feeding of watering of plants appropriate to their needs. Dr. Kusum spoke on the importance of CCA as apart of the formative assessment and highlighted its importance. Mrs.Neeta Kishore, spoke on recording of  the Co-Scholastic areas and  showed how her school has devised it with the help of MS-Excel. Mrs. Geetha Venkatraman made a presentation on how effectively a teacher can use the different tools and techniques in formative assessment. To sum it up, Prof.  Mathew C Ninan shared his experience and thoughts with a presentation on Monitoring and Mentoring of CCE . He expressed his profound gratitude towards Mr Pawar for hosting the first ever Sahodaya meet of our newly formed Sahodaya complex of Mangalore and Udupi. Mrs. Shreelatha Rao ,Principal, BGS Education Centre proposed the vote of thanks. The Principals and teachers who toured the Presidency campus appreciated the ambience, class décor, house-keeping and bulletin board work of the School.