The Academic Year 2017-18
SVS 2017 At a Glance
Keep your dreams alive. To achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe….!
Education has been the path way to a better life for many years now. The power that truly empowers us is the power of education. So the soul purpose of education is to educate everyone and give them equal opportunity as a means to succeed in life. While we step up to the twenty eighth year of our school in the field of education, we believe that through the supremacy of knowledge and skill, the two mighty waterways flowing from the bounty of God, all individuals can achieve greatness. Added to it, common values such as punctuality, cooperation, team spirit, as well as a sense of responsibility are important factors of education.
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart and I will glorify your name for evermore, with all my heart. Psalm 86;12
At St. Vincent every activity begins with a prayer, seeking the blessings of the Almighty. At the dawn of this new academic year, we commenced our work with a Prayer, seeking God’s Protection, Mercy and Blessing upon all our students and Parents, School Administration, Teaching and Non teaching staff, and all those who are associated with us. We implored His special blessings upon all our outgoing students for a good result and their good future. Rev. Fr. Kamal Raj CM, Rev. Fr. Arockyia Doss CM, and Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara CM, our Principal blessed the class rooms and the students by sprinkling the holy water.
No! to Child Labour
“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”
- P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Children are the future pillars …… they are meant to learn to earn” On 12th June we have observed as the “ No to Child Labour ” or Eradication of child labour day.
JRC unit of SVS created an awareness among the students about Child Labour, by holding the placards and banners which exhibits the rights of every child for education and proper childhood, standing around the school campus.
World Blood Donor’s day.
“Infuse your life with action. ……Honour your creator, by doing what you can do to make grace happen...right down here on Earth.” - Bradley Whitford.
“Donation of blood means a few minutes to you but a life time for somebody else.” The event established in 2004 serves to raise consciousness of the need for safe blood. The day is observed to thank the blood donors for their voluntary life –saving gift of blood.
On 14th June the school has observed the blood donor’s day. Along with the blood donation campaign, there was also an action play enacted by the JRC students to high light the importance of blood donation.
Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the earth…! Psalm 96;1
Holy Mass has been celebrated in order to thank the Almighty God for the new academic year as well as the manifold expressions of His love. Special prayers were offered for and by the students of standards X and XII. The students brought various study materials as offerings. Rev. Fr. Mani Lazor SDB presided the Liturgical Celebration.
“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place.” - Brad Henry
The morning of 21st June, 2017 dawned bright and clear. It was a significant day for the privileged selected students of SVS, to attend the ceremony where they would officially be termed as Captains. James Jaya Surya of XII C and Jeffy Johnson of XI A were selected as School Pupil Leader ( SPL) and Assistant School Pupil Leader ( ASPL) respectively.
The Chief Guest of the day Mr. Vijay Kumar MP, Chennai Central Constituency was accompanied by the School Principal Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara, CM and Bursar, Rev. Fr. Arokia Doss CM, to the dias. The Chief Guest urged the new team that the School Council plays a vital role in fostering young leaders; It’s a platform for them to display their leadership qualities in various forms. The School Council Members were led by a candle procession followed by a figurative gesture of affixing their photos to a barren tree symbolizing their commitment to flourish and prosper their Alma Mater through their humble dedicated service.
Commemoration of the International Day of Yoga.
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”- Buddha
International Day of Yoga was celebrated throughout the world for the first time on 21st, June 2015. The declaration was done after the call of Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, to the United Nations General Assembly on 27th September, 2014. The motivational talks and highlights of various teachers made an awareness and interest amongst the students.
The Inauguration of Literary Associations
“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
The inauguration of the Literary Associations was held on 23.06.2017 ( Friday) Dr. Jude Annie Cynthia, M. Sc, M Phil, Ph. D, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stella Maris College, Chennai was the Chief Guest of the day. The inaugural ceremony was taken place by lightening the lamp by the Chief Guest and Our Principal Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara, CM.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme
A group of under graduate students from Ariyona State University U.S.A, visited the school on 27.06.2017 as a part of AIDS Awareness Programme. They visited all sections of standard IX and XI.
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the promise of progress, in every society, in every family.” - Kofi Annan.
To increase the awareness of the students in the recent advancement in the field of science and social science, we have initiated this particular session on 28.06.2017.
GK Master of the Day
“The only source of knowledge is experience.” - Albert Einstein
In order to inculcate and develop the General Knowledge of our students, the school started the daily quiz programme, ‘G K master of the day’. Every morning two questions are asked to the students of Standard V to VIII and Standard IX to XII respectively. Winners are decided by drawing lucky dip from the correct answers.
Weekly Rolling Trophy for cleanliness
“Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.” - Paul Bryant
A Rolling Trophy for the best class in Cleanliness, Discipline, for maintaining Silence was introduced by our Principal Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara CM, on Monday 27th June. This trophy will be awarded in 3 categories, Primary, Middle School and Higher Secondary. The respective class teacher, along with the class leader and assistant class leader will receive the trophy from the Principal in the assembly on every Monday.
Inauguration of Service Units
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” - Meister Eckhart
The inauguration of the various service units was held on 7. 7. 2017. Mr. David Abraham, Asst. Professor, Madras Christian College, Tambaram was the Chief Guest of the day. After the parade, the members of the Service Units took the oath followed by a stage show highlighting the importance of saving our Planet Earth from natural disasters. The Chief Guest gave an inspiring speech explaining the Motto of the various Service Units. The programme concluded with National Anthem.
Birthday of Karmaveerar Kamarajar.
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration.
On 15 July We have celebrated the birth day of Kamarajar, the 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Though he was widely known as Kingmaster, he was famous for his simplicity and attention towards the poor and the needy.
Science Exhibition 2017
“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”- Immanuel Kant.
On 19th July, students of standard I to V displayed their science working models. The little scientists were very sure of their work and got appreciation and applause from the visitors. There were about 60 participants and prizes were distributed by the Principal for the best exhibits.
Spectrum Science Club organized a working model competition for the students of Standard VI to XI on 27 July, 2017. There was a wide range of working models covering the various branches of science. The most outstanding ones were: purification of water by reverse osmoses, Hydraulic lift, Home made indicators, Thermocol cutters, Air cooler etc. The exhibits were judged by Rev. Fr. Arokia Doss CM, Mrs. Angeline Selvarani and Mrs. Raysam Mathew. The competition gave the students an opportunity to develop their creative learning and logical thinking.
World Hepatitis Day
“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.” - Lydia Maria Child
On 28.7.2017 we observed the World Hepatitis Day. The Coordinator of JRC read out a message related to the danger of Hepatitis and how to prevent it.
Birth Anniversary Celebrations of M G R
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” - James M Barrie
On 31 July, in order to highlight this valiant leader’s contributions to the field of education we conducted various competitions like drawing, painting and essay writing. The winners were awarded with medals and certificates.
Sports Round Up
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Ralph Vaull Star
Twenty eight school sports meet took place at Loyola college ground on 12.08. 2017. The Principal hoisted the school flag indicating the opening of this Grand Day. After the oath taking, Olympic Torch was lit and brought by Sports Captain and other house captains , there after competitions begun. The competitions were conducted class wise. At the end of the day medals and certificates were distributed to the winners.
Independence Day celebrations
Democracy and Socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality.
On 15th August we gathered at school ground for the Independence Day Celebrations. The Programme initiated with an introduction followed by a prayer song. Our Chief Guest, Rev. Fr. Prince S.J., in his inspiring message challenged the students to acquire real freedom that is to do the right thing at the right time.
Onam is an annual Hindu festival originated in the State of Kerala, which usually falls in the month of September. It’s the commemoration of the visit of the legend King Mahabali. On the day teachers and students dressed in traditional Kerala outfit, created an aura to the school campus. The beautiful flower Rangoli and the special delicacies augmented the culture of the celebration.
Teachers day celebrations
“A good teacher Inspires hope, Ignite the Imagination, and Instill a love of Learning.” - Brad Henry
The Teachers day celebration at St. Vincent’s, was something very special and heart relishing. The celebration began with the morning assembly, which continued throughout the day with many surprises, token of appreciation and recognition. The day made the teachers to affirm their commitment to the noble profession.
Feast of St. Vincent De Paul
“Extend your mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His Mercy from us?”- Saint Vincent De Paul
It is our pride and privilege to celebrate the name day of our Heavenly Patron St. Vincent De Paul. This year the celebration was of great importance due to the 400 years of its foundation. We started the celebration in advance on 22. 09.2017 as the feast day fall during the semester holidays. In the morning Assembly our Principal Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara CM, announced the importance of the day as it is the 4th centenary of the foundation. Rev. Fr. Joy, C.M, elaborated the Mission and Vision of St. Vincent and the present scenario of the mission.
NSS Camp at Molasur
“Service to the Society is Service to God.” -Fr. Gregory Fioravanti
National Service Scheme is one of the active Service Units in St. Vincent School, organized a special Camp at Molassur, Sanguvarchatram on 23.09.2017 to 29.09.2017. There were about 30 students and the camp was entertaining as well as educating through activities and awareness programme based on literacy, agriculture and plantation, health and hygiene, construction and repairs, communal harmony etc. The members gratefully remembers the motivation and support given by Rev Fr. Francis Borgia, Rev. Fr. Dominic Rosario and Rev. Fr. Suresh Praban.
28th Annual day Celebrations
“Keep your dreams alive. to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.” - Gail Devers
The 28th Annual Day was celebrated magnificently on 7th October 2017. The programe of the Primary section was in the morning where as the Secondary and the Higher Secondary had their programme in the evening.
The Chief Guest of the day was Rev. Dr. Chinnadurai, Forane Vicar of St. John the Baptist Vicariate, has expressed his great joy to be in the midst of blooming buds of St. Vincent’s.
The celebration of the Secondary and the Higher Secondary began at 5 .00 pm of the same day. The Chief Guests of the auspicious evening were Mr. Raveendran, Deputy Inspector General of Coast Guard (East), Mr. S. Manoharan, Chief Educational Officer of Chennai District and Rev. Fr. Christie Director of Loyola Institute of Business Administration. All were welcomed with traditional Poornakumbha. All the invited guests appreciated the poise and the serenity of the atmosphere where discipline and order invariable visible.
The Annual Day Celebration was the most suitable occasion where we honoured the students of outstanding performance in the 2016 –17 Board Exams, with special awards. Special Prizes were also given to the students of various classes who secured 100 % attendance. All the items proved the caliber and agility of the performers and the purposeful, considerate selection of the topic; which won the thunder of applause from the audience.
JRC – A day of Outing
On 13.10. 2017, JRC unit went for a one day picnic to Anna Arivalayam, MGR Illam, Kamarajar Illam and valluvar Kottam. This visit enthused and motivated them to imitate their fabulous leaders by utilizing the given chances with responsibility.
Cultural Exhuberanza 2017 – 18
One of the greatest talents is recognizing talents in others and giving them the forum to shine.
The most awaited event of the year SV Exuberenza, Intra School Cultural Competetion 2017, was declared open on 27th October, 2017. The parade of the Student Council in the frontage, displaying the events of the day, added beauty and colour to the events. The occasion was graced by Mrs. HU Veshin Venugopal ( Dental surgeon). The events continued for the day with various proceedings which unearthed many hidden talents.
“Let the little children come to me, the kingdom of God belongs to them.” Mt. 19: 14
November 14th is a fabulous day for children as well as grown up. As usual this year also November 14th came with many surprises to the Students. The Staff and Administration have made it a memorable day for all the students who ever present. The celebration commenced with the morning assembly where the teachers put their caliber out to entertain the little audience. A Solemn Mass was celebrated in order to pray for all the children of the world. Teachers, welcomed the student representatives and the celebrants Rev. Fr. Johny Koyikkara CM, and Rev. Fr. Arockiya Doss CM, with lighted lamps. After the Lunch there was a well organized programme, based on values.
Visit to the Mentally retarded
St. Vincent Peace League wanted to make a difference in their Children’s day celebrations by visiting the mentally retarded boys at Choolaimedu, Anna Nedumpathai. The members have distributed a sumptuous lunch to the inmates and made it a memorable day for the donor as well as the recipient.
Unlike the previous years , visiting the home for the aged, SVPL members have invited a group of grandparents to our school premises On 22 November. We had prepared a cute programme for the invitees. The programme begun at 10 am with welcome speech and prayer song. At the end our Principal honoured the grandparents with a shawl. The Grand Parents also thanked the School for giving them worth and value through this programme.
Christmas has become an essential element in our civilization and culture, which brings a lot of cheer to the heart for the revelation of heaven stays in touch with the earth; God is in love with mankind.
We celebrated the birth of Jesus on 22nd December with many amazing events. The most important part of the programme was the Nativity Play enacted by the students which conveyed the message of Christmas. The Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Dominic Rosario CM, highlighted the necessity to be a Messenger of Peace. sweets and cakes were distributed to all those who were present.
Joy of Sharing Day
There is so much joy in giving than receiving…. The school has initiated a new venture to help the poor and most needy in our vicinity as well as, to develop the culture of sharing in our students, through their contributions. Every class has brought a variety of things like provisions, toiletries, detersive and detergents etc. The school thanked the parents for their collaboration in this new program.The materials collected were distributed to the needy families and also to the Nalkaranai illam - Home for the Destitutes at Avadi.
Republic day celebrations
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H Jackson
The 69th Republic day of India is celebrated every year with great pride on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. 69th Republic day was celebrated amidst great joy and cheer. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr. Wilson, a Senior Advocate in High Court and the former Additional Solicitor General of India, urged the students to have a value based, goal oriented life. After the flag hoisting there were various cultural events which added colour and beauty to the day.
“Put your heart, mind and soul even to the smallest acts. This is the source of success.” Swami Sivananda