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28th ANNUAL REPORT 2019-20

Citadel Residential School has completed its 28th glorious academic journey this year.  Today Citadel is a dream destination for students, teachers and parents alike.  The school has crossed many memorable milestones during these years since its inception in the year 1992.The hard work and sacrifice of many people have contributed a lot to the present growth of our school. On this occasion I specially remember our founder father Mr. P.J Thomas and his wife Mrs. Elsy teacher. “Our sweetest songs are of the saddest thoughts”. In the midst of our festive activities, there comes an element of sadness.  We really miss two great personalities, our Thomas Sir and his wife Elsy Teacher, our founders.  We deeply mourn the death of these two virtuous people who left us for eternal life on 28th October 2019 and 26th August 2019. They were the triggering spirit in all our growth and development.  Let us observe a minute silence to express our prayerful tribute to our departed souls. With their fond memories I would like to present the Annual Report of this academic year 2019-20, for your kind information.


The yearly increase in the number of students is the mainstay of all our success.  Now the student population of our school is 2350.  They are not only from Kerala but also outside the states and overseas.

The new academic year 2019-20 started on 3rd June after the summer vacation.  LKG section started on 10th June and UKG section began on 12th June.


Citadel feels very proud to have a good number of dedicated teachers who are passionate about their profession.  They are always dynamic and they believe in change and have the capacity to prepare future leaders.  Our school has a total of 100 teaching staff.


The office staff and other non-teaching staff have a crucial role in the smooth functioning of the school.  They contribute a lot in the managerial affairs of the school.  We have a total of 60 non-teaching staff.


The PTA of our school has been striving with true spirit and determination for the success of this institution.  It has always backed the school in all its needs.  The PTA general body for the academic year 2019-20 was held on 24th August 2019.  Dr. K. S. George , Principal of Marthoma Training College, Edakkulam was the chief guest of the function. Prof. George spoke on the issues pertaining to effective parenting.  Mr. Santhosh Kumar , Director, Brilliant Study Centre , Pala spoke on the occasion .  Manager Fr. Regi Mathew welcomed the guests and parents. Mr. Sarath S Nair, staff secretary expressed the vote of thanks.  Mr. Shibu Samuel and Mrs. Divya Rajesh were elected as the president and the vice-president of the PTA respectively.


We believe that staff meeting is an inevitable part for the smooth functioning of the school’s academic and non-academic fields.  Our teachers know that teaching demands grooming of the subject and teaching methodology.  To serve this purpose various subject councils were conducted every month.


The school conducts periodical tests and term examinations from KG to class VIII students. Three terminal examinations and two mid-term examinations are conducted for class IX and X, while class XII has two terminal examinations along with two model examinations before they appear for the board examinations.


As educators of the present generation the citadel school is very passionate about imparting the best in education.  We work together to make the students score high marks in the Board Examinations. I am proud to say that our students have been making glorious achievements in the AISSE and AISSCE examinations during the past few years.

In the academic year 2018-19, out the 115 students appeared for the AISSE class X examinations 7 of our students got AI in all subjects.  They are Sreelakshmi S.  Scoring 98.2% ,AnsaRegi scoring 98% , Steffiya Shiji scoring 97.6% Karthik B scoring 96.8% , Saniya Ann Biji scoring 96.4% . Jefflin Abraham scoring 95.8% and Amal Jith scoring 95.8% . The following are the subject toppers.

English          –           Amaljith (99 marks)

Malayalam     –           Sreelakshmi S (99 marks)

Hindi              –           Saniya Ann Biji (98 marks

Maths             –           Nimmy Maria Varghese & Jerlin Abraham (99 marks)

Science         –          AnsaReji & Sreelakshmi S (99 marks)

Social Science –      AmalJith, Sreelakshmi S, SteffiyaShiji (100 marks)

In the AISSCE class XII examinations out of 190 appeared 33 students scored 90% above and 6 students got AI in all subjects.

The number of students who got AI in subject wise are as follows

  • English -72
  • Maths – 6
  • Physics – 16
  • Chemistry – 43
  • Biology – 13
  • Computer – 3
  • IP – 7
  • Malayalam – 13
  • Economics 4
  • Business Studies – 4
  • Accountancy – 37

The following are the stream toppers

  • Science Stream
  • Bio IP                         –          Jennit Maria Aju  484 marks
  • Maths – Comp –          Devika S Kumar – 480 marks
  • Bio – Maths –          Savin Philip – 478 marks
  • Bio –Malayalam –          Gayathri Madhu  – 475 marks
  • Commerce Stream
  • Commerce –IP –          Alina Susan Joji – 474 marks
  • Commerce – Maths –          Don Oommen Philip  – 461 marks


To appreciate the sparkling stars of citadel 2018-19, Award’s Day was conducted on 7th June 2019 in the school auditorium.  Mr. Raju Abraham MLA was the chief guest of the occasion.  H. E. Mar. Mathew Arackal, the Bishop of Kanjirapally diocese inaugurated the programme.  Mr. Sheebi Jospeh, the PTA President made the felicitation speech.  The toppers in each stream were awarded with cash prize and medals.


To welcome the Tiny Tots to LKG, an induction ceremony was conducted on 10th June 2019 in the school auditorium.  The function started with the prayer song.  The programme was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew, the Manager. Fr. Joshy Sebastian welcomed the children and their parents.  Rev. Sr. Bency S H, incharge of the primary section, expressed the vote of thanks.


Talent Display Board

The talent display boards are displayed every week according to the important days of the month.  Students of different classes are arranged for the display boards.  One of its aim is to provide platforms to students who do not show case their talents on to stage.  The important days appeared on the display boards are World Environment Day, World Anti child day, World Population Day, International Youth Day, Mother’s Day, Children’s Day etc.


Citadel has a very colourful bandset .  They are well groomed by expert trainers and it is one of the major attractions of our school.


The school understands that the present day students need guidance and counselling.  The school takes special care in offering counselling to students who are in need of it. The counselling faculty in our school can be used at any time the student needs.


We firmly believe that moral and spiritual formation is an inevitable factor in student’s life.  We offer our students with moral values and religious values.  Irrespective of caste, creed and religion we provide them with real experiences of moral and spiritual life.Holy Masses are held on every First Friday of every month for all Catholic students. Personality development classes are organized for high school and higher secondary students.  A one day moral and spiritual seminar was conducted for the class X students on 24th January 2020.  It was led by Rev. Fr. Mathew Kayyaniyil.


The school has its own decision to develop a proper attitude in students towards everything that surrounds them.  To enhance it we have divided the students into four different houses.  Each house has got a teacher incharge. All extracurricular and co-curricular activities are conducted on house basis and points are awarded to the winning houses.


To inculcate respect and responsibility towards society and the poor, citadel invites students to be a part of its social action through their small but valuable contribution.  We collect social action fund on first Friday of every month. The school could collect a good amount till this year.  The fund is used for various charity purposes like medical aid, education aid etc.


The school has a well-equipped library enriched with a variety books, fictions, features, reference books, journals, magazines and news papers in English and Malayalam.


The school has well organized and well equipped laboratories for practical sessions in Maths , Physics, Chemistry and Biology in accordance  with CBSE curriculum.


Citadel provides excellent hostel facilities.  There are separate hostels both for boys and girls.  The hostel ensures finest living conditions promoting physical, mental and spiritual well being.


The student’s representations from various classes to the school parliament for the academic year 2019-20 were elected in the month of July under the returning officer Mr. Subhash K. V.   The representatives of each class were elected and from among them the school leaders and ministers to various departments were also elected.  Chris Binny Joseph was elected as Head Boy of the school and Nina Sam was elected as Head Girl. Stefiya Shiji and Aleena Shiji were elected as school parliament speakers.


Excursion and touring is a part of the study as it gives an opportunity to grow mentally and physically.  Excursions are conducted from LKG – Class XI every year under the guidance of the teachers and parents.


Our XII students attended the orientation classes conducted by the school as well as by the CBSE.  The school conducted an orientation programme in June. Mr. Sebastian Chengalam led the Seminar and it was quite inspiring to our students.


Teachers Training Programme was conducted before the opening of the academic year 2019. Mr. Siby K Abraham was the resource person.  The five day programme was very inspiring and impressive to our teachers. Another teacher’s Training Programme was organised in July 2019 and it was led by Rev. Fr. Sunny Maniyakkupara, the Principal of St. Antony’s Public School, Anakkal. The subject he dealt with was “Fourth Revolution”. The teachers benefited a lot as he shared his knowledge in information technology with our teachers.


The school takes special interest in polishing the student’s talent in art, craft and literature.  To serve this purpose an Art Fest is conducted every year.  This year it was held on 1st August 2019.  The inaugural address was made by Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew , Our manager.  Principal Rev. Fr. Joshy Sebastian exhorted the students to maintain the competitive spirit always. After the inauguration the competitions started on different stages.


Citadel school celebrated Onam in a grand style.  The whole school was in a festive mood to welcome the Maveli.  The celebrations started after a meeting.  Prof. Kadammanitta Vasudeven Pillai, was the chief guest of the occasion.  The Citadel Radio Club was also inaugurated by him on that day.  Mr. Shibu Samuel, PTA President was the president of the meeting.  Mr. Binoy Antony of Malayalam department welcomed the gathering and Aleena Shiji, the school speaker, expressed the vote of thanks.  Competitions were held in Vanchipattu, Onappattu and Thiruvathirakali.  All the programmes came to an end by 3.30 pm.


The teachers of Citadel were honoured on 5th September 2019.  The teacher’s day message was given by our manager Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew.  He exhorted the teachers to be true to their calling.  The principal, Fr. Joshy Sebastian graced the occasion with his presence.  The students performed different cultural programmes.


The 150th Gandhi Jayanthi celebration was held on 3rd October 2019. Smt. Mercy Pandiyeth, the block panchayath member inaugurated the meeting and offered a floral tribute to the National Father.  Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew, the manger gave the Gandhi Jayanthi message.  There were skits, dances, patriotic songs by students of various classes.  The meeting was over with the national anthem.


To find out the scientific curiosities of our students Cynosure 2019 was conducted in our school.  The exhibition was formally inaugurated by Hon. Parvathy S R., First class judicial Magistrate, Ranni.  Mr. B. Suresh, president Anagadi Panchayat, Mr. Shibu Samuel PTA president, Mr. Shamsudeen P A Angadi Panchyat member, delivered the felicitation speeches.  School manager Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew made the presidential address.  The student exhibits were amusing and appreciable to everyone.  There were stalls of Excise Department, Forest Department, Handi-craft Corporation. Amal Jyothi Engineering College and Pushpagiri Medical College were also participants in the cynosure . 20 schools visited the stalls.  Everybody appreciated the mega event.


The X’mas celebrations started with a get-together of teacher’s students and parents. Rev. Fr. Aji Athimoottil, former manager of AmalJyothy College of Engineering Kanjirapally was the chief guest of the day.  PTA president Mr. Shibu Samuel made the felicitation speech. The school celebrated the joy and spirit of X’mas on20th December.  Carol songs competitions were held on the occasion.  There were skits, dance and music by students of various classes. X’mas cakes were distributed to students and teachers to share the joy of X’mas. Meeting was held at 9.30 in the school auditorium. Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew, the manager inaugurated the Fest by lighting the lamp.  Mr. Shibu Samuel the PTA president delivered the presidential speech.  Mr. Girish N Bhaskaran , the programme committee convener, welcomed the audience.


With the grace of God citadel could grow in infrastructural facilities within years.  The toilet rooms in the old two blocks were demolished and the most modern toilet amenities were installed in two floors.  Five new class rooms were constructed in the administrative block. The new canteen building is under construction. The school bought 53 cents of land attached to the campus with the intention of constructing the pre-primary block. We have also bought a 125 kv generator to meet the frequent power failure. The body building of three new buses is nearing completion.  Now we have 25 buses to widen our transportation facility.


  • NALLAPADAM – The Nallapadam has been introduced in the school to motivate the children how to become a part of the society. It tries to find out the unhealthy problems in the society and find out remedies to curb such situations.  It often plays the role of an eye opener.The volunteers of our school have been doing wonderful work this year. The agenda of 2019-20 was to make Kerala a carbon neutral one. A full week campaign was conducted by our students.  From July 10 -17 they organized many projects like class room awareness, photo exhibition , caption writing competition on protection of nature etc.  To cultivate love towards our mother tongue Nallapadam volunteers made ‘Malayala Maram” on “Kerala Piravi Day’.  To make the common people aware of the need to use helmet, a Helmet awareness programme was conducted on 5th  They also distributed Eco -friendly bag and LED bulbs to the people of Ezholy Ward.  On June 5th, the World Environmental day was observed in the school.  It was inaugurated by Mr. P. A Sukumaran, general secretary ‘Pampa Samrakshna Samithi’ .  Photo exhibition, documentary and Kaviyarangu were the attractions of the day.  In July 2019 Nallapadam members helped the victims of the flood by supplying necessary goods to the flood relief camp which was opened at Pathanamthitta Collectorate to help the flood affected people of Wynad Area.
  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME (DRUGS) – An Awareness Programme on the use of drugs was organized for the students by the Excise Department. Principal Fr. Joshy Sebastian gave inspiring messages to the students.  Subhash K V, the co-ordinator expressed the vote of thanks.
  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME (FIRE & RESCUE) – Under the leadership of Fire and Rescue Department an Awareness Programme was conducted by the station Officer, Fire and Safety, Ranni Division. Other officials from the department were also present.  The trained officers presented some mock rescue operations before the students.
  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME (SAFETY OF CHILDREN)– In order to ensure strict compliance of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, the school has taken several initiatives and actions for creating awareness about sexual exploitation among the school children. Awareness Programme is conducted for the students and teachers in collaboration with the local police on the challenges of gender inequality, eve-teasing and sexual abuse, good and bad touch etc. CCTV facilities are provided at all classrooms, corridors, library and playground, at the entrance gate, reception, auditorium to monitor students & teachers, parents & outsiders. Guidance and counseling facilities are provided and techniques of self- defence training are provided to girls, sexual harassment committee is formed and a complaint box is set up. Awareness Programme is conducted for the parents too and they are asked to immediately report of any untoward incident. Orientation Programme on health education for boys and girls and fitness programme through sports and games, yoga, PT etc is introduced for all students. Teachers are alert all the time and they are asked to inform the counsellor if they notice any changes in the behavior of any student. Special staff is on duty and students are monitored throughout in campus. GPS facilities are provided in the school buses. Sub committees are created who monitors the involvement of students in the school buses and they are asked to report bullying and other behavioural incidents in the school buses.  Committee is constituted which includes police personnel and ward members.
  • STAFF AWARENESS PROGRAMME -The school has taken several initiatives and actions for creating awareness about sexual exploitation among the staff members. Awareness Programme is conducted for teachers in collaboration with the local police on the challenges of gender inequality, eve-teasing and sexual abuse, good and bad touch etc. CCTV facilities are provided at all classrooms, corridors, library and playground, at the entrance gate, reception, auditorium to monitor them. Guidance and counseling facilities are provided to them and a complaint box is set up. Staffs are asked to immediately report of any untoward incident. Orientation Programme on health education and fitness programme through sports and games, yoga, PT etc is introduced for them along with all students. All staff members are asked to be alert all the time and they are asked to inform the counselor if they notice any changes in the behavior of any student. Special staff on duty is formed to monitor students throughout in campus. GPS facilities are provided in the school buses. Sub committees are created who monitors the involvement of students in the school buses and they are asked to report bullying and other behavioural incidents in the school buses. Committee is constituted which includes police personnel and ward members.
  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME (ENVIRONMENT) – The school is taking several initiatives and actions for creating awareness about environment. The Haritha Club functioning in our school under Nallapadam prepared booklets to promote agriculture. There was also a campaign against the use of plastic carry bags.  The students visited Ranni Angadi Panchayat market and cleaned the Panchayat office premises and nearby areas.  A Farmers meet was also conducted on Kerala Piravi Day. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – education of the three R’s starts at home and through the awareness programme, the students learned the importance of preserving the resources and to cut down on the amount of waste. Cleanliness is next to godliness and the students vowed to keep their surroundings, school and home clean. School students distributed LED Bulbs to the local residents of Mannarathara area.  Ranni Angadi Panchayat provided seed packets and saplings to all students.
  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME (CYBER SAFETY) – A seminar on Cyber Safety and Awareness Programme on the use of drugs was conducted the Excise Officer, Ranni Circle Office. They talked about cyber safety and drug awareness and also warned the students not to fall into the tempting challenges of Internet and Mobile Phone.  Cyber Safety Club was formed under Nallapadam. The Club also organized signature campaign and street play to promote awareness among children to be vigilant about drugs and cyber challenges.
  • MATHRUBHOOMI NANMA PROGRAMME – To foster the habit of keeping our surroundings clean and hygienic an awareness programme, Nanma, was conducted by Mathrubhoomi. Rev. Fr. Reji Mathew, Manager, Principal Fr. Joshy Sebastian were present on the occasion. Mr. Gireesh Bhaskar led the interactive section and co-ordinated the programme in a lovely manner.
  • SEWA – Health & Physical Education programme is introduced to the students of Classes IX to XII. Fitness programmes- Jogging, Gym, Yoga games and sports is implemented for all students for their overall improvement, to promote concentration and for good body posture. The students actively taken part in caring the homeless and created a positive mood for them and taught them to live life through confidence.
  • BOOK FAIR – It was organised with the objective of inculcating the habit of reading in students. Books by renowned writers and from major publishers around the world were displayed in the Fest. Along with the vast collection of general books, Novels, Fictions, Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Various short stories and moral stories were also available in the fair.  Many famous and standard publishers put up their stalls in the school.


Before I conclude much must be said on the great help and services we have been receiving from different sources. First of all I bow my head before the almighty God for the abundant blessings he has been showering on us.  I can’t but remember the generous help extended to us by our patrons Mar Mathew Arackal and Mar Jose Pulickal.  Their support and backing is the mainstay of citadel.  I also place in record the service rendered to us by our manger Rev. Fr. Regi Mathew .  He has been tirelessly working for the infrastructural development and academic development as well. I also remember the great work that our Vice Principal Fr. Augustine has been doing for the last 10 years for the better nurturing of our school.  Thankfully I remember the work done by Fr. Jom Parackal, the hostel warden and Fr. Jacob Kaipanplackal .  I do remember the tremendous work the teachers of our school as well as the non-teaching staff have been doing for this institution.  Their hard work, dedication and commitment made the school grow ever more and ever better. I specially remember the great job done by the staff secretaries Mr. Sarath S. Nair and Mrs. Sheena Regi.  Their support and suggestions encouraged me to meet the challenges. I always remember the care and consideration that our students show towards this school. On this auspicious occasion I do appreciate the generous mind of our chief guests Rev. Fr. Bobby Mannamplackal, Msgr. Rev. Fr. George Alumkal and Shri. Raju Abraham MLA who have come over here to be a part of this Annual Day celebration. Above all, let us lift our hearts to God for nothing happens unless He wills.  Keeping all of you in my mind I submit the Annual Report of the school activities 2019-20 before you for your knowledge and information.


There is a great saying “Real education fetches you more than a job.  It teaches you to live.  It cannot be measured in any tangible way”

It is an enduring tradition to take time to pause, turn around to look at the fruitful year gone by, achieving both the expected and unexpected, while setting various milestones and then synergizing ourselves to move ahead to face the challenges in the coming year. As we approach to the end of the academic year 2019-20, we are proud to say that we are providing quality education to all our students. As I stand before you, my heart overflows with gratitude to the God Almighty for all his blessings. My sincere thanks to our respected Manager – Rev. Fr. Reji Mathew, Principal – Rev. Fr. Joshy Sebastian, Vice Principal – Rev. Fr. Augustine James, our Kindergarten Incharge – Sr. Bency S H for their timely and appropriate guidance,  Parents, Teachers, Students and Well wishers for their whole-hearted support.

I would like to present the report in a nutshell.

The academic session 2019-20 for LKG started on 10 June and for UKG on 12 June.

Monthly Theme celebration

Theme based activities are conducted every month to improve the logical thinking and creativity of our kids.

  1. The theme for the month of June was related to Blue colour. For the Blue Day celebration, kids wore blue colour dresses and did activities related to blue day.
  2. The theme for the month of July was related to Fruits & Vegetables. Students were taught the names of fruits and vegetables and their importance.
  3. The theme for the month of August was based on the celebration of Independence Day. A special assembly was arranged for the kids and Independence Day was celebrated with great fun. Kids dressed up in different costumes and performed well on the stage.
  4. The theme for the month of September was based on the celebration of Onam – the festival of harvest. Kids wore Kerala dress. Fancy dress competition was conducted based on the theme ‘Nature”. Maveli was the main attraction of the day. Pookalam was also made. Prizes were awarded to the winners and Payasam was distributed among the little ones to share the feeling of oneness.
  5. The theme for the month of October was based on Origami. Kids made many things using leaves and paper with the help of their parents and it was displayed for the Origami Day celebration. The best items were selected for Cynosure.
  6. The theme for the month of November was based on the celebration of Kerala Piravi, Children’s Day and Sports Day. A special assembly was conducted on 14 November to celebrate the Kerala Piravi and Children’s Day. The kids wore White dress and the highlight of the day was the rally. Badges and Flags were given to the kids. Kids dressed up in costumes of different states performed on the stage. Sports Day was conducted and kids participated in the races. Prizes were distributed to the winners. The best Origami items made by the kids were displayed at the Cynosure and it was highly appreciated by one and all.
  7. The theme for the month of December was based on the celebration of Christmas. For the Christmas celebration, the kids participated in carol singing, skits and dance and they performed well on the stage. Prizes were distributed for their outstanding performances. Apart from stage performances, various competitions like speech, carol songs, storytelling and colouring were also conducted. X-mas tree and Crib was the main attraction. Cakes were distributed to all kids. A charity related gift hamper was conducted and all the parents generously contributed as donation for the poor and the needy. We would like to thank all the parents for their contribution for the noble cause. The same day a PTA Meeting was also arranged.
  8. The theme for the month of January was based on Picnic. 100 students along with their teachers and non teaching staff members went for a picnic to Green Valley Park, Adoor. The kids enjoyed the day with great fun.
  9. The activities planned for the month of February will be revision of portions and practice for the Graduation Day. March is the last month of the academic year and students will have their second assessment (annual) exams. UKG students are going to be graduated to Class I.

Academic Year 2019-20

Two mains exams are conducted in an academic session for both LKG & UKG sections.   The first assessment was conducted in the month of October and the second assessment will be conducted in the month of March.  Communicative English is taught to both the sections and two exams based on proper usage of language are conducted every year.  Apart from academics, students are given training in Dance. I extend my gratitude to the two dance teachers who train the students in the activity period.

Citadel is an abode of excellence providing an environment for every student to reach their full potential in academics, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual spheres to lead a successful and productive life contributing positively to the global community.

I once again express my very sincere thanks to each and every one – our students, staff- teaching and the non-teaching, parents, benefactors and our well-wishers for all their unlimited support, which has helped us to make this academic year a wonderful one.

Before concluding, I bow my head in reverence to the Almighty seeking his blessings in the coming years.

Thanking you God bless you all.

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