Latest Events at SBOA Ernakulam
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Teacher’s Day was celebrated with zeal and zest on September 5, 2023. The students of class 12 honoured the teachers in the special assembly.They took over the duties of the teachers in the forenoon session. In the official Teacher’s Day celebration on September 11, Mrs. Geeta Warrier, retired teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya was the chief guest. Principal Mrs.Sreekala Karunakaran welcomed the gathering. Mrs. Beena Jayakrishnan, teacher, Department of Mathematics received the Best Teacher of the Year Award and Mrs. Bindu Radhakrishnan, office staff, received the Award of Excellence from the chief guest. The programme ended with the teachers’ dance, songs and fun filled games. Thus, the entire celebration paved a new hope for teachers to rejoice the journey as a teacher.
We celebrated Onam with great fervour and grandeur. In the weeks leading up to the event, students and teachers worked tirelessly to prepare for the Onam celebration. A massive pookalam adorned the school premises along with a ‘Theyyam’ backdrop that showcased the cultural heritage of Kerala. The celebrations kicked off with the tradition lamp lighting ceremony by our correspondent Shri Paul D Prabhakar. The heart of the celebration was the cultural performances by students which included onam skit, mudiyattam, mega thiruvathira, onapattu, vallam kali, pulikali etc. Competitions for Malayali manka and srimaan, uriyadi were also key hightlights of the day. The celebrations were concluded by the shinkari melam and dhol which made everyone dance to their beat. Payasam was also distributed. The Onam celebration was a memorable event and it provided an opportunity for students to learn about and appreciate the traditions of Kerala while fostering a sense of belonging and
BUDDING ARTISTSOF SBOA IN CLUB FM 102.3!!!
As part of our outreach programme, our students got a chance to showcase their talents through the medium of radio in the programme “Vidarunna Mottukal” in the Club FM 103.5.
In connection with the celebration of the Ruby Year of our school, the school participated in an Exhibition held at the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Congregation in Elamkulam, Kadavanthra on the 6th August 2023 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. During the event, a stall was put up showcasing various school events through an engaging PPT Presentation. Additionally, attendees were given a paper bag containing our school brochure, allowing them to learn more about the esteemed institution.
INGENIOUS INNOVATORS WORKSHOP
A one-day workshop on Ingenious Innovators was organized on the 5th of August 2023 under the aegis of BIIC,from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. It had the participation of nearly 50 schools and 150 students from all across Kerala. Dr. Radhakrishnan E K, Director, BIIC, M G University was the Resource Person for the day. He focused on how students can be creative in their own way and how to find an innovative solution to a societal problem. The illuminating session was wound up by informing about the Ingenious Innovators Expo-2023, an exhibition cum competition which will be held in December and calls for innovative ideas by the students.
FREEDOM FROM PLASTIC
The ‘Freedom from Plastic’ human chain event by SBOA in partnership with Cheranallore Panchayat and neighbouring schools was a key highlight of the day. The human chain, a visual representation of unity, stretched across the Cheranallore panchayat limits with students promoting the use of handmade cloth bags. A poignant moment during the event was the “Pledge for a Plastic-Free Future,” where participants took a solemn vow to minimize their plastic consumption and spread awareness.
The spirit of patriotism and national pride resonated throughout the campus of SBOA Public (Sr. Sec.), Ekm as the students and staff came together to celebrate the 77th Independence Day of our beloved nation. The school grounds were adorned with decorations showcasing the national colours, and a feeling of anticipation filled the air. The ceremony kicked off with the flag hoisting by the chief guest Shri Sebastian Paul, ex MP in presence of correspondent Shr.i Paul D Prabhakar and principal Smt. Sreekala Karunakaran. The prize winners of Essay Writing Competition – Vision 2030, Rudra Raj of XI and Pragathi Hirawat of IX, were honoured by the Cheif Guest. Students presented patriotic songs, dances, and skits that depicted key moments from the struggle for independence.
The Independence Day celebration at SBOA was a reflection of the school’s dedication to instilling values of patriotism, unity, and responsibility in the hearts of its students.
HONOURING TRAFFIC POLICE WARDENS
Traffic police wardens who are working under the scorching heat of the sun were honoured under the auspices of Interact club of SBOA Public Sr Sec School, South Chittoor, Ernakulam. The club members also handed over a token of their love and appreciation to them by presenting them with gratitude cards, sapling, chocolate and juice. The purpose of this act was to create an awareness about traffic rules among the growing generation.
INTERACT CLUB INSTALLATION CEREMONY 2023-24
The installation ceremony of interact Club of SBOA Public school was held on July 19th 2023. The procession was led by the Sergeant at arms Jeffin and the members. After the prayer the outgoing president Reesha Regan declared the meeting open. The Chief Guest and Rotarians were welcome by Diya Mohammad, the outgoing Treasurer. Among the esteemed presence of Rotarians, the outgoing President Reesha Reegan exchanged her badge with Yahath George and installed her as the new President of Interact Club of SBOA. She then installed all the new members of the club.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2023-24
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE
The programme began with a prayerful rendition by the students of stds VI – VIII
Students of the KG department put up a beautiful welcome dance.
The language department and the English department put up a unique drama in English, Hindi and Malayalam from Malgudi days by R.K Narayan Swami wants to be beaten.
The Dance department put up an exhilarating performance by the girls of V to IX.
All the students of the school watched the programme and enjoyed every moment.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Interact club visit to tribal colony
Life Beyond the Hustle and Bustle On 24th February, our school’s Interact-Club members visited a tribal colony along with the teacher coordinator of Interact-Club Jayashree ma’am. We, the interactors, collected necessities such as soap, tooth brush, salt, sugar, mustard seeds…for 22 provision kits each of worth around 1000 rupees which we had planned to donate. Upon reaching there, we were welcomed with warm smiles to one of their houses where my fellow interactors took a session on ‘The Importance of Education’, after which the provision kits were distributed. 10 NCC cadets, Rejitha ma’am and Reni ma’am also accompanied us. Before leaving, our teachers encouraged the little kiddos to continue their schooling and we sang folk songs to mark the end of the visit.
39 th ANNUAL SPORTS MEET
The annual sports meet embodies the zeal, talent and spirit of sportsmanship of the students. Our school’s Annual Sports Meet was held on 21st January 2023. The event commenced with the arrival of highly distinguished Chief Guest Mr K J Manoj Lal, Indian Olympic athlete * Welcome speech was delivered by principal, Mrs Sreekala Karunakaran * The annual sports report was read by Sports Captain, Allen Ullas of class 12th . *The presidential address and key note was delivered by Dr R. Balaji, Secretary and Correspondent, S B I O A Educational Trust, Chennai. *Inaugural address and flag hosting was done by chief guest, Mr K J Manoj Lal Indian Olympic athlete. *Torch lighting was done by Mr Paul D Prabhakar Correspondent, S B O A Public Senior Secondary School Ernakulam. *Important sports Achievements are as follows. Alan Ullas of standard 12 won one silver medal in second national kickboxing championship held at Calcutta. Priyamani of standard 9 has won gold medal in track cycling championship held at Guwahati in Assam. A S Krishna of standard 9 has won a gold medal in four group Tul and and ITF national taekwondo championship held at Chennai Ethen Linto has won a silver medal in group Tul and ITF National taekwondo championship held at Chennai. Jayadev J Nair of standard 8 was selected to Kerala State under 14 Cricket Team and he is also the vice captain. *Oath was taken by Neha Kishore class 11th, Assistant Sports Captain. *Prizes were distributed by the Chief Guest. *March past,PT display, Karate ,kickboxing and yoga display was also conducted. *The inauguration of kayakers club was done by Dr R Balaji, Secretary and Correspondent, SBI Educational Trust, Chennai. *100 m race and 4 X 400 m relay race was conducted and prices were distributed. *Vote of thanks by Vaishnav Vipin of class 12th Vice sports captain. The event concluded with the flag retreat and National anthem.
39th Annual day NEELOTHPALAM 2023
SBOA Public (Sr. Sec.) school, Ernkulam celebrated their 39th Annual day NEELOTHPALAM 2023 on January 21, 2023 with the theme ‘Aqua’in connection with the International year of Artisanal fisheries and Aquaculture-2022. The occasion was graced by Mr. Venkata Ramana Bayireddy, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Thiruvanthapuram circle as chief guest. The guest of honour for the day was Mrs. Vigneshwari V. IAS Director of collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala and Managing director, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). Our alumni Mr. Vignesh C. G., Scientist ISRO Bengaluru was invited as special guest.Various correspondents of sister schools and SBIOA Management committee members were among the invited guests. Mr. Paul D. Prabhakar, correspondent SBOA Public (Sr. Sec.) school, Ernkulamwelcomed the gathering. The evening commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by the presentation of the annual report by Principal Mrs. Sreekala Karunakaran. The annual report highlighted the activities and achievements of the school which made all stakeholders feel proud about their school. Mr. P. Nallperumal Pillai, President SBIOA Educational Trust, Chennai presided over the meeting and Secretary and correspondent Dr. R. Balaji delivered the keynote address. Class 10 and 12 toppers of 2021-22 were honoured on the occasion. Best outgoing student 2023 was awarded to Ms Tejasree Praveen of std 12. The management honoured the staff who completed 10 and 20 years of service respectively at the institution. Teachers handling std 10 and 12 were also felicitated. The school magazine ‘Doris’ was released on the occasion. The programme concluded with variety entertainment programmes by the students.
“Leaders are not born but are made by their experiences.” The Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2022-23 was held on 18 July 2022. Our Principal Mrs.Sreekala Karunakaran welcomed the gathering. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Sam Lesly, SI, Cheranellore Police Station. In his address, the Chief Guest Mr. Sam Lesly appreciated the efforts by the school for providing opportunities to the students to take part in various activities. He conferred the leaders with sashes and badges. Afterwards, the School President Bhadra S. Manu administered oath to the members of the cabinet. The cabinet members resolved to work for the welfare of the school. The programme concluded with Vote of thanks by the Vice President Pavan Krishna, followed by National Anthem
Interact Club of SBOA Ernakulam visited the old age home
Interact Club of SBOA Ernakulam visited the old age home on 29th Nov and donated 120 Kgs of rice and also spent some time with the elderly people!
SBOA's Kayakers' Feat... for a Clean, Green Environment.
Students of SBOA, South Chittoor had a feel good adventure cum awareness and cleaning drive kayaking down the Backwaters at Queen’s Walkway on November 21,2022. Shri Nagaraju CH IPS, City police Commissioner & IG inaugurated SBOA’s… Kayakers’FEAT which was held in collaboration with Cochin Paddle Club. 10 students and 7 teachers of the school under the able guidance of the rescue team comprising 8 members from CPC Kayaked for around one and a half hours and collected plastic waste left quite callously and thoughtlessly by US humans. The pledge led by school correspondent Shri Paul D Prabhakar reminded us to live each day reminding ourselves of the promise of responsibility in using and disposing plastic. The unveiling of the photo booth by Sec and correspondent SBIOA Educational trust Dr. R Balaji and the presence of President of the trust Shri Nallaperumal Pillai added value to a great venture. The principal Smt. Sreekala Karunakaran welcomed the gathering. Ahms Smt. Priya Menon and Smt Treasa T Biju, KG Superintendent Audrey Isaac were there motivating all the participants. All the teachers and the Students’ Council members and parents witnessed and cheered the cultural events that included a fancy dress of the endangered water species, a contemporary dance on the nature theme and a group song …