(January 2010 to December 2010) We are now in our fourteenth year. We now have 557 on our rolls, Standards I to X inclusive. Including the Principal and Vice Principal, we have 34 full time teachers and 3 part–time professionals.
Smt Ujwala, English teacher and Smt Nagarathna, Physical Education teacher left us. We welcomed Smt Divya Chengappa, Smt Lakshmi.S., and Smt Bhavya Ravath and Kum Bhagyalakshmi.
Our Founder Patron Sri Siddharthacharry, continues to teach Shakespearean Drama for classes VIII and IX. He also leads Dharmamananam, a course in Value Education for class VIII along with Sri Krishnamurthy. Secretary Smt Vijaya Satish, continues to teach Shakespearean Drama for classes IX and X.
Important infrastructure was added to the school campus with the completion of the Science Laboratories. We are happy to say that we now have fully equipped, physics, chemistry and biology laboratories to cater to the requirements of ICSE class X science syllabus and spacious enough to accommodate the future batches growing in numbers.
The incessant efforts of the Management of the school and particularly that of Sri S.M.Acharya, Administrator and Co-ordinator, are responsible for the successful completion of this project. The co-operation of parents deserves special mention.
Five new personal computers were added to the computer lab. Our Founder Patron has kindly donated several coffee table books and few book shelves to the school library. He has also helped in putting up a board to display the names of school captains.
To ensure timely and correct first-aid to our students, when required, this year, a qualified nurse has been appointed in co-odination with TMN Diagnostic Centre. This facility has certainly been of great support during emergencies and during sports day.
A regular procedure of fogging and spraying has been put in place for mosquito eradication.
ICSE class X Results:- Our eighth batch of 29 students took the ICSE Board Examination in March. As before the school is happy at our students fetching excellent results, including distinctions in most subjects. Chi Ganesh Ajjanagadde was the school topper, scoring an overall percentage of 94.71%, thus breaking the record of all his predecessors and setting a new standard for his successors. This was also the first time that a boy topped the school. This batch too has delighted us with three other students scoring an overall percentage of over 90%. They are: Sumikh.R., Aditya Balanarayan and Raghavan.S.S. Some students scored cent percent marks in Environmental Education.
Children’s Movement For Civic Awareness (CMCA):- This was an interesting programme introduced to the students of std VIII. The weekly interactive sessions on various issues of civic awareness have brought life to the civics lessons. The students look forward to Mr. P.V.Ramdas, the city co-ordinator of CMCA every Monday, when new challenges and hands–on projects are discussed. Some students have even made bold to file an enquiry under the Right to Information Act (RTI) and have been successful in getting their issues solved. Smt Uma, the civics teacher , plays an important role as the school co-ordinator.
News paper In Education (NIE):- This programme is held in co-ordination with The Hindu has been continued for Stds VI and VII.
Club Activity:- The following options were offered to the students – Quiz, Art and Craft, Mathematics and Science Club for students of Stds VI and VII. Games and Sports for students of Stds IX and X in addition to the above. Dharmamananam for Std VIII.
Activity Hour:- Class Teachers continue using this hour for the all-round development of their pupils.
Assessments:- Continuous Assessment and grading has been followed for Stds I to V. Regular tests and examinations were conducted for Stds VI to X.
Shakas (Houses):- The four Houses continue to participate in friendly competition in various events. School leaders were inducted by Sri. S.M.Acharya (IAS Retd). This year the school captain was Swagath.S.Gowda of Std X and the Vice – captain, Premita Ramesh of Std IX. The designations of Hosue Leaders are:
House mistresses: Smt. Lakshmi, S.R. & Smt. Usha Deshapande
Captain – Std x - Gaurav Srivatsav
Vice captain – Std ix - Bipin.S.
Jr. School Vice Captain – Std v – Aagnika Ajaykumar & Vishal.M.
House Mistresses/Master – Smt Damayanthi Patedar & Sri Chandrashekar.K.S.
Captain – Std X - Tejas.M.
Vice Captain – Std Ix - Darshan.G.M.
Jr. School Vice Captain – Kavana Raju & Shub.V.Jain
House Mistresses – Smt Uma & Smt Suchethana.B.C.
House Captain – Std X - Vishnu.N.A.
House Vice Captain – Std IX - Vivek Chandra
Jr. School Vice Captains- Std V – Vishnu.V.Raman & Vishnu.S.Bharadwaj
House Mistresses – Smt Shantha Kumari & Smt Shobha.G.
House Captain – Std X - Priyadarshini.S.
House Vice Captain Std IX - Akshay.M.D.
Jr. School Vice Captain Std V – Nikhil Bharadwaj & Vaibhavi.S.Burli
Assembly Programmes:- All sections continue to present their assembly programmes, in turn, once a week. The efforts of each class and class teacher are commendable. In the Senior Assembly, the daily News Reading continued as also Weekly Student’s Talk, and Saturday Morning Book Review and Weekly Teacher’s Talk in both assemblies.
Special Assemblies:- The students of CMCA spoke in the assembly about the ill effects of child labour and on another occasion about the consequences of giving in to corruption, they also took up environmental issues prior to Deepavali and Ganesha chaturti festivals.
Jyotsna Haravu Samskrutha Puraskara:- The awards instituted by Sri. L.Jayaram Haravu were presented to toppers in Sanskrit in Stds VI to X.
Smt Padma Haravu Memorial Mathematics Award:- These awards were instituted this year by Sri L. Jayaram Haravu of the Haravu Charitable Trust and were given to the toppers in Mathematics in Stds VI to X.
Best Class and Best Student Awards:- The awards instituted by Dr. Satish.H.V., parent of two of our students have been presented.
Sports Activities:- Events were organized for students and teachers. The Basket Ball Match for the trophy instituted by Smt and Sri Vijayan was also held. Prizes were distributed by Sri V. Siddharthacharry, Smt Andal.S.Charry, and Smt Vijaya Satish. The event was sponsored by Sri Rashmi Gandhi of Alpha Stationery and Book House, Mysore.
Trips and Excursions:- Trips and Excursions were revived this year. The students of Stds VI to X were given an opportunity to experience various adventure activities such as rapelling, rafting, trekking and so on. While Std VI went on a day’s trip to Kunthi Hills, Stds VII to X went on overnight trip to Bheemeshwari Jungle Lodges and Cauvery Valley. There activities were guided by Outback Adventures. Apart from this, the students of Std VIII went on an educational visit to the Excel Waste Management Plant in Mysore as part of the CMCA programme and the students of Std X visited a Farm ‘Kanana’ on H.D.Kote Road to learn about organic farming. Trips for other classes are yet to be conducted.
Spelling Bee Contest:- The event sponsored by Kum Ashwini Arun, alumnus of Acharya Vidya Kula, was conducted for students of Stds V to X. Another contest was conducted by MaRRS International Spelling Bee.
Bournvita Quiz Contest:- The event was conducted at the School Campus on 16th June.
Scholastic Book Exhibition:- Scholastic India Pvt Ltd organized a Book Exhibition at the School Campus on December 31st , January 1st and 2nd (2009 -10) and again from 29th to 31st December 2010.
Bridge Course:- A bridge course in Sanskrit was conducted for the new students of stds II to V in the month of June. This was followed by a course in English for students lagging behind in the subject in classes II to V.
Home coming:- On the occasion of the 90th birthday of our Founder Patron, Sri Siddharthacharry, a get-together of the members of the AVK Alumni Association was held on 10th July. It was a memorable occasion for the entire family of Acharya Vidya Kula, when the members of the alumni, students and staff marked the occasion with a programme entitled ‘A Musical Tribute To Thatha.’
Routine Medical Check-up:- We thank Dr Nandini for conducting the routine Medical Check-up.
Literary and cultural Events:- These events have been held in the school regularly to encourage students to participate and to hone their talents.
English Creative Writing Contest:- AVK hosted this event for the ICSE Schools of the Mysore Mandya Region.
Fun Fair and Food Fest:- This event was held on 4th December. Food and Games stalls were put up by students teachers and parents.
ASSET Exam:- Students of Stds III to X took the test conducted by Educational Initiatives, Ahemadabad.
Talent Search Exam:- conducted by Karnataka ICSE Schools Association was held.
Siri Kannada Prathiba Puraskara Exam:- Many students of stds I to X participated.
Sharada Gnanasudha Quiz:- Our students took part in this programme conducted by Ramakrishna Ashram.
Back yard Astronomy:- Sri Krishnamurthy the Physics Teacher, showed interesting slides to the students of Stds VI to IX to kindle their interest in astronomical wonders and sky watching.
Interactive sessions:- Kum. Ashwini Arun an alumnus of the school interacted with the economics students of Stds X. She is presently pursuing her course in Law at Hodhpur. Dr Vyas Prasad addressed the students of Std X giving them an insight of the Medical profession. Mr. Aditya a Mechanical Engineer also interacted with Std X answering their queries on Engineering as a career option. A session on course options was conducted by BASE.
WE OBSERVED THE FOLLOWING
Republic Day:- January 26th Sri L.Jayaram Haravu and Sri V. Siddharthacharry addressed the students after hoisting the National Flag. Patriotic songs were sung by the school choir. SMRITHI XII, our annual school Magazine was released.
Jyotirdana Samarambha:- On February 13th , all staff and students of Std IX, along with membes of the school Management, hosted a Farewell to the outgoing 8th batch of our students.
Prize distribution:- On February 17th Smt. Viji Gopinath was the guest of honour to distribute prizes to the students of stds I to V for the Literary and Cultural events conducted during the year. On February 18th, Smt Geetha nair was our guest to honour the prize winners of stds VI to IX.
World Environment Day:- June 5th Dr. C. Manohar an environmentalist was the Chief Guest. He spoke about the mearures he has practically put in place, in his daily routine and on his organic farm ‘Kanana’ to conserve our natural resources thus protecting our environment. Students put up a cultural programme to convey appropriate messages on the occasion.
Independence day:- August 15th Prof. V.G.Talawar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore was the Chief Guest. After hoisting the National Flag, he addressed students, teachers and parents. Students presented the March Past, Drill Display and Cultural programme.
Sanskrit day:- August 28th The Twelfth Inter School Sanskrit competition, annually hosted by us, was held at Dhavanyaloka. The event was sponsored by Ms Alpha Stationery and Book House, Mysore.
Teacher’s day:- Celebrated on September 6th Students under the guidance of the Captains and Vice Captains, put up a variety entertainment programme. In the afternoon, students of stds X substituted teachers and ably managed the classes. The President, Secretary and Treasurer, hosted a lunch for the teachers and distributed gifts.
Kannada Rajyotsava:- November 1st , Sri Echanuru Kumar, journalist was the Chief Guest. Students presented a cultural programme.
Children’s day:- On November 15th and 20th Teachers and staff entertained the students of the Junior school and Senior School separately with a variety cultural programme of dance, drama, songs and jokes.
Kruthi Sangama:- December 11th An exhibition of Mathematics, Hindi and Sanskrit projects by the students of stds III to V and an exhibition of Art work was held. Smt Jayashree Venkatesh, Principal Pragathi Vidya Kendra and Vidwan M. Shivamurthy President, Mysore Division Sanskrit Teachers’ Association, inaugurated the exhibition.
School day:- December 23rd Prof A.V. Narasimha Murthy, Chairman Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mysore Kendra was the Chief Guest. Students of Stds VI to X presented a cultural programme. Awards were presented to achievers in Academics.
OUR YOUNG ACHIEVERS
Chirag.M.Ramesh cleared the National Level of NTSE National Talent Search Exam and was awarded scholarship.
At the Quiz contest conducted by Rotary West and Alert Citizen’s club in January, our school team won the II prize. The team members were – Swagath.S.Gowda, Deeksha.R., Meghashree.K.A. and Siri Sinchana
Bipin.S. and Akshay.S. won the I and II prizes respectively in the General knowledge competition conducted by Edurite in February.
Karuna.C.V., Sathvik Shivaram, Meghashree and S. Ayyappa got selected in the test conducted by Infosys Technologies in the Catch Them Young programme and underwent training for two weeks at the Infosys campus, Mysore.
Our school team won the Ist prize at the Quiz contest conducted by Derek O’ Brian and Associates Ltd in June. It was the Bournvita Confidence Champion City Level Quiz. The team comprised of Vijeth, Nikhil Bharadwaj, Naren Ananth Kulkarni and Siddharth.M.Rao
Naren Ananth Kulkarni and Abhinav Ram Bhatta won the IInd prize in the Inter School Quiz competition conducted by St Joseph’s Central School in September.
Siddharth.M.Rao and Shreyas Rajesh won the III prize in the Regional Round of the Hindu Young World Quiz contest conducted at Bangalore in October.
Bipin.S. won the III prize at the Quiz contest conducted by the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in December.
Shreyas Bharadwaj won a special prize in the G.K. contest conducted by Ramakrishna Vidyashala.
At the Talent Search Exam conducted by the Karnataka ICSE Schools Association. Encouragement prize was won by Ananya.H.S., Naren Ananth Kulkarni, Abhay Kaushik and Smrithika.L.
Sushruth Mullur has qualified to participate in the International level of Spelling Bee contest conducted by MaRRS.
Naren Ananth Kulkarni has qualified to participate in the National Level Balashree contest in the Innovative and Creative Science Category.
Premitha Ramesh and Deeksha.R. won the I Prize in a Creative Science Competition conducted by Rotary West and De Paul International Residential School. Their model was on the subject: ‘Effects of Climate Change’. They had the special opportunity of receiving the prize from Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India and a well-known scientist.
Shraddha Rajesh won the IInd prize in the Debate competition conducted by Inisfree House School, Bangalore
Bipin.S. won the Ist Runner up place at the Inter ICSE Debate competition held at Bangalore in June.
Deeksha.R. won the IIIrd prize in the English Essay Writing competition conducted by Marimallappa High School in Novermber.
Janya.T.S. won the Ist prize in the Kannada Essay writing competition conducted by the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.
Ananya.H.S. and Naren Ananth Kulkarni won consolation prizes at the Inter ICSE schools creative writing competition hosted by Acharya Vidya Kula.
Smrithika.L. won the IInd prize in the Essay competition conducted by Active Citizen’s Group.
Panchami won the IInd prize in the Bhagavad Geeta Recitation competition conducted by Pramathi Hill Vies Academy in September. Sushruth Mullur won the IIIrd prize at the event.
Anirudh, Bowmic, Abhay Rudradev, Vishnu, Deeksha, Meghashree, Shawnaraj and Tejaswini.G.Bhat participated in the Sanskrit Day celebration at Pramathi Hill View Academy and the AVK won the Rolling Shield.
Mohan.S.Acharya won the IIIrd prize in Bhagavadgeetha recitation at the event held at Ramakrishna Vidya Kendra.
Our school won the Rolling shield at the Sanskrit Day celebration held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
At the Sanskrit Day celebration hosted by Acharya Vidya Kula, the following students won prizes:-
Sharanya Kumari won the IIIrd prize in the Story Telling Competition conducted by Chinmaya Balavikas.
At the Chutuku Sahitya competition conducted by sri Ganapathi Sacchidananda Ashrama, Panchami won the Ist prize and Jahnavi.K.P.Urs consolation. Our School won the Rolling Trophy.
Pratham Bhat won the IIIrd prize in Bhavageethe and consolation prize in Devaranama singing at the Music competition conducted by Pragathi Vidya Kendra.
Ila Sirish won a consolation prize in the Music competition conducted by Swanandashrama
Our school choir participated in various competitions and have won the following prizes.
At the event held by Bharat Vikas Parishat in January, IIIrd prize.
At the Bhajan competition conducted by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, the Junior group won the I prize and the Senior group won the IIIrd prize.
The IInd prize at the Music competition conducted by Ramakrishna Vidya Kendra
They also participated in the Jhenkara Geetagayana programme broadcast by Akashvani in January and June.
The participants in the above events are:
Sirisinchana – Std X
Deeksha.R. – Std X
Meghashree – Std X
Hamsavardhini – Std IX
Pooja.K. – Std IX
Prathiksa Rohini – Std IX
Soujanya – Std IX
Deepali Bharadwaj – Std IX
Supriya – Std IX
Premita – Std IX
Himanshu – Std VIII
Tapan – Std VIII
Mohit – Std VIII
Karthik Kiran – Std VIII
Pratham Bhat – Std VII
Soumick.V. – Std VII
Abhay Rudradev – Std VII
Ananya.H.S. – Std VI
Sharanya Kumari – Std VI
Anirudh – Std VI
Sanjana – Std V
Nikhil - Std V
Pranav.N. – Std V 24) Raksha.S. – Std V
25)Vishnu.S. – Std V 26) Nimisha.S. – Std V
Deepali Bharadwaj won the IIIrd prize in the classical dance competition conducted by Vijaya Vitthala School.
Panchami won a silver medal and Harsha a bronze medal in the painting competition conducted by Chitrakala Academy
Sreevarsha won a IIIrd prize in the painting competition conducted by Lalithakala Academy
Harsha won the Ist prize and, Sanjana and Manoj Consolation Panchami a IIIrd prize in the Drawing competition conducted by Radcliffe School.
Panchami won the IIIrd prize in the Drawing competition conducted by Mysore pet club.
Rishab.V.Jain won the IIIrd prize at the Painting competition conducted by Mani School of Art.
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan conducted some competitions. Harshith won a consolation prize in colouring, Tarun won a IInd prize in Pencil sketch and Shreshta won a IIIrd prize in Handwriting.
Rachana.M. won the Best Player award at the Throw ball match conducted by St Joseph’s central school
Chirag.M.Ramesh was the champion in the Chess Tournament conducted by Mysore Chess Club in January. Later he also won the IInd prize in the Inter-ICSE-CBSE schools chess tournament conducted by JSS Public School. He also had the opportunity of participating in the National chess tournament.
Supriya and Supratheek have won laurels in the International Karate Competition
Vivek Chandra has won laurels in the State Level Inter-School tennis tournament conducted by De Paul International Residential School.
Aagnika Ajaykumar won the Ist, IInd and IIIrd prizes in various categories in the District Level Inter School Swimming Competition conducted by Interact Club of De Paul International Res School.
Krishna won the IIIrd prize in Swimming at the event conducted by Sri Kanteerava Narasimharaja sports club.
Our school team won the Ist prize for March Past at the Sun Feast Foot Ball Tournament
In the Yoga competition conducted by Vishwa Pathanjali Yoga Kendra, Abhay Kaushik, Manjunath and Ananyashree won consolation prizes.
To educate our children we teachers unceasingly rejuvenate ourselves. The following were attended by our teachers in and out of the campus:-
In May, to set the right pace for the new academic year, Prof B.N.Balajee addressed the staff members on the subject – Importance of good interpersonal relationship.
In co-ordination with Ratna Sagar Publishers an orientation programme was arranged at the campus. The resource person Mrs Jyothi addressed the teachers on the issue of ‘Effective communication’.
Smt Rathnashree attended a session for Hindi Teachers organized by Saraswathi Publishers
Smt Divya Chengappa attended a programme for English Teachers organized by Oxford University press
Smt Sumathi attended a workshop for science teachers entitled ‘The great Plant Hunt’ organized by Excel Soft Mysore.
PARENT – TEAHCER INTERACTION
Acharya Vidya Kula has continued to interact with parents regularly. We do appreciate and value their suggestions from time to time.
I thank the members of the Management for their guidance and encouragement. I thank Smt. Sudha Kumar, Vice Principal and all my colleagues for their support in helping me steer the ship of Acharya Vidya Kula from one shore of success to the next.
Of course the support and participation of parents and students has been vital to our progress.
I conclude by quoting Sri Aurobindo, a pioneer in the field of Education –
“Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance to perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it and use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use”.
As parents, mentors and guardians let us discover the divinity first in ourselves and then help our children to discover the same in them.