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CITADEL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, RANNI

ANNUAL REPORT 2023-2024

Citadel -the prominent educational institution has been a synonym for excellent education managed by the Catholic Diocese of Kanjirapally proudly celebrates its 32nd Annual Day reflecting on a journey marked by academic distinction and the holistic development of our students. Aligned with our philosophy of nurturing character alongside education, we have devoted ourselves to uncovering hidden talents, building confidence, and instilling a proactive awareness that equips our students for the challenges of the competitive world.

Beyond academic preparation, we prioritize cultivating disciplined individuals who, upon graduating from our institution, uphold the values instilled here, becoming exemplary figures in society. Excellence is our standard across all pursuits, fostering an environment that allows each student to flourish as a unique individual.

Our institution has a strong team of 99 teaching staff and 67 non- teaching staff in all capacities who are dedicated and inspired by the philosophy “Give your best, no matter what the situation is. “This year there are 2085 students from Play Class to Plus Two. We are proud to announce that next year onwards, Bio- Psychology and Humanities with Psychology streams will be introduced in higher secondary section apart from the existing Bio-Maths, Maths -Computer, Bio-IP, Bio -Malayalam, Commerce -IP, Commerce -Maths and Humanities streams.

With profound satisfaction, I take pleasure in presenting the Annual Report for the Academic Year 2023-24.

A GLIMPSE INTO CITADEL:

LIBRARY AND READING ROOM – The Citadel showcases a well-equipped library, adorned with an extensive collection of books that spans across fiction, reference materials, journals, magazines, and newspapers in both English and Malayalam.

LABORATORIES – Our school features meticulously organized and well-equipped laboratories for practical sessions in Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, seamlessly aligning with the CBSE curriculum.

HOSTEL – Providing exceptional hostel amenities, we ensure separate housing for boys and girls, promoting optimal living conditions that foster physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

SCHOOL BUS – Our school offers a reliable school bus service covering various routes, with a fleet of 26 buses ensuring the safety of our students throughout their journey.

THE SCHOOL BAND – Citadel’s vibrant school band, cultivated under expert trainers, stands as a captivating feature, harmonizing musical excellence.

COUNSELLING CENTRE – Recognizing the contemporary need for guidance, our school maintains a dedicated counselling centre staffed by expert professionals, catering to the evolving needs of our students.

HOUSE SYSTEM – are allocated to four distinct houses, each led by three teachers-in-charge, a captain, and a vice-captain. Extracurricular and co-curricular activities are organized on a house-centric structure, where winning teams earn points, nurturing a sense of healthy competition and solidarity among the student body.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – In adherence to our dedication to comprehensive development, the school advocates for classes in Karate, Kungfu, Kalari, and Yoga, guided by esteemed trainers. Special emphasis is placed on cultivating students’ artistic talents in domains such as art, craft, music, and dance, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.

TALENT DISPLAY BOARD –Weekly Talent Display Boards, orchestrated by students to honor noteworthy monthly occasions, spotlight the diverse skills and talents inherent within our student community.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2023-24:

OPENING CEREMONY – The inaugural festivities of ‘Pravesanolsavam,’ tailored for students in classes 1 to 8, transpired on June 1, 2023. Rev. Fr. Thomas Mundianickal, the School Manager, added his esteemed presence with an inaugural address, officially commencing the event.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME – An orientation programme was organized for the parents & students of Class XI on 3rd June 2023. The session was based on career guidance and was conducted by the Associate professor of Marian College Kuttikanam and former Principal of Citadel Residential School, Rev. Fr. Biju John. To develop scientific aptitude among the students, ISRO organized a workshop for the students of Classes IX & XI and the session was led by Mr. Nithin, scientist from ISRO.

WELCOME TO PLUS ONE – The Plus One student joined their new academic session on 5th June 2023

ENVIRONMENT-FEST – On June 5, 2023, the school marked Environment Day with an event led by the Class 12 Humanities Department, emphasizing ecological awareness and sustainable practices.

TINY TOTS GRAND ENTRANCE – Our adorable LKG tiny tots were warmly welcomed to the school on June 7. The day was enriched by the presence of Mr. Joy Mathew, Section Officer at MG University. The delightful UKG tiny tots returned to school on June 5, adding vibrancy to the day. Mrs. Aniamma Joby, Teacher at ITI Kanjirappally and an accomplished writer, delivered an insightful talk on parenting, followed by a ceremonial inauguration.

 ACADEMIC SPARKLES – Students were honoured for their academic achievements on 19th June 2023. His Excellency Mar Jose Pulickal, Our Patron and Bishop of Eparchy of Kanjirappally blessed the occasion. He congratulated and awarded mementos to the toppers.

 YOGA DAY – Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June. Students of Class XI (Humanities Stream) organized this programme which aimed at the importance of yoga in our daily life.

PLAY SCHOOL INAUGURATION – The inauguration of the play school signifies the crucial role of play in children’s early engagement and interaction with the world around them. Young learners enthusiastically joined the school on July 10, 2023.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY – Investiture Ceremony was held on 29th July 2023. The guest of the day was Shri. Aneesh A. P, Sub Inspector, Ranni.

 NALLAPADAM – The introduction of Nallapadam’ in the school aims to inspire children to actively participate in society. The inauguration of ‘Nallapadam’ and various clubs took place on July 10, turning the day into a magical experience led by Magician Nath, URF world record holder.

On August 4, the school’s ‘Nallapadam’ team orchestrated a signature campaign against violence towards women and children in Manipur. The initiative was inaugurated by Mrs. Bindhu Reji, the President of Angadi Panchayat

INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES – On August 14, 2023, Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal, The chief guest for the day was Adv. Pramod Narayan, MLA. The senior students proudly presented a cultural program themed ’Unity in Diversity.’ Adding vibrancy to the celebration, the pre-primary children conducted a colourful rally, stealing the spotlight as the main attraction of the day.

ARTISTIC CELEBRATION – Sargodayam 2023, the Art Fest aimed at refining students’ talents in art and literature, unfolded on August 18th and 19th. The inauguration of this fest was presided over by Rev. Fr. Joseph Kochuveetil, Director of Amala Communications and C30, adding a prestigious touch to the event.

TEACHERS DAY – Teachers Day was celebrated on 5th September. A special programme was arranged by the students honouring all teachers. Prof. Dr. T T Michael, Retired Professor of Devamatha College Kuravilangad was the Chief Guest.

 ONAM EXTRAVAGANZA – Students celebrated Onam with the inmates of Karunyadivyashram Anjukuzhy on 24 August making their day a very special one. Citadel School celebrated Onam “Poove Poli-2k23”, featuring vibrant cultural elements such as ‘onappattu,’ ‘thiruvatira,’ and ‘kolkkali.’ The festivities, including the traditional events took place on August 25. The chief guest for the celebration was Rev. Fr. Severios Thomas. a renowned Musical Artist, adding a musical touch to the occasion.

As part of the social service, students of Class X visited Angels Village Ponkunnam and presented variety entertainment programmes.

CYNOSURE-2023 – Exploring the scientific curiosities of our students, ‘Cynosure 2023,’ the Edu-science Exhibition, was scheduled for November 9th and 10th, 2023, at the Citadel campus. The theme, ‘Science, Society, and Environment,’ encapsulates a summit of science, technology, art, commerce, food, and music. The exhibition was formally inaugurated by Dr. Jose M.T, a retired Scientific Officer and Head of Health and Industrial Safety Division at IGCAR Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. The Keynote Address was delivered by Shri.Anto Antonv, MP representing Pathanamthitta Constituency.

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS – On November 14, the school immersed in elated celebrations for Children’s Day, with a spotlight on the KG section. Little ones unveiled a delightful array or entertainment programs, displaying their talents in a variety of’ performances. The day kicked off with the inauguration by Dr. Mini John, hailing from the M.Ed Department and a former Associate Professor at Titus II Teacher’s College, Thiruvalla.

BOARD EXAM RESULTS – Our students showed remarkable performance for the Board Examinations conducted by CBSE for the year 2022-2023.

Class XII – 171 students appeared for the Class XII- SSCE.

9 students secured A1 in all subjects, 23 students secured above 90%, 76 students secured above 80% overall aggregate marks.

Aleena Elsa Mathew of the Humanities stream is the topper of this school securing 97.2%, followed by Nishan Samuel Abraham of Commerce IP stream securing the second position with 97% marks and Gopika Sunil of Maths- computer Stream securing the third position with 95.8% marks.

The other stream toppers are

  • Ann Susan Alex of Bio Maths stream with 94.6% marks
  • Nayan Shaji of Commerce Maths with 90.2% marks
  • Shaun Abraham Sunil of Bio-IP with 89% marks
  • Ashly Elsa Manoj of Bio-Malayalam 82.6% marks

Class X – 125 students appeared for Class X – SSE.

2 students secured A1 in all subjects, 21 students secured above 90%, 54 students secured above 80% overall aggregate marks.

Deepak Krishna is the topper of this school securing 98.7% marks. He is also the district topper for the year 2023.

Congratulations to all students for the remarkable achievement. I would like to appreciate and thank all our dear teachers for creating positivity, moulding and shaping the character and personality of our students and in making them better human beings.

ACHIEVEMENTS –  Our students participated in various competitions held during the year

  • Students participated for the various Art & Literary activities for the Kalotsav competitions conducted by CTSC in the month of October. Students won several prizes for the Art Fest.
  • Students participated for CTSC Athletics Meet held at EMS Kodumon on 17 & 18 November and secured trophies & medals in various track & field events.
  • Students secured all the First, Second & Third positions in the quiz programme conducted by the Marian College Kuttikanam
  • Students participated in the Bio-diversity Conference competitions held at Kozhencherry
  • Anagha Arun and Eleena Thomas Oonnoonny got the first prize for project presentation.
  • Adhil Muhammed of Class XI B got the first prize for pencil drawing

CLOSING REMARKS – The unwavering support from the Management, led by our dynamic Patron Mar Jose Pulickal, the Bishop of Kanjirapally diocese, and our School Manager, in full alliance with the PTA, the guidance extended by our well-wishers, and the vibrant partnership among students, teachers, parents, and support staff, fortify the very essence of our school.

Expressing profound gratitude, I extend my acknowledgment to our Manager, Rev. Fr. Sunil Thomas Mundiyanickal, for his invaluable assistance, and to Vice Principals Rev. Fr. Bright Tom Mathenkunnel and Rev. Fr. Joseph Marutholil. Wholehearted support from Rev. Fr. Jacob Kaipanplackal, Rev. Fr. Jerin Nadackal, Br. Kevin, and the robust dedication of the teaching and non-teaching staff, along with the cooperation of the 9-member office staff, are pillars of strength.

Special recognition goes to the staff representatives for their selfless assistance, and I fondly recall the service rendered by PTA President Mr. Shibu Samuel and all executive members. My heartfelt gratitude goes to the students for their affection, and I extend sincere wishes and prayers to those appearing for board examinations. Thanks to the Almighty God for safeguarding us on our journey to excellence.

Before concluding, I extend my sincere appreciation to every member of the Citadel Family, whose contributions of time and energy were instrumental in the smooth conduct of this Annual Day celebration. Thank You

ANNUAL REPORT 2022-2023

The Citadel Residential School has completed its 31st glorious academic journey this year.  The Citadel believes in developing good traits, habits and life skills along with promising education.  Maximum efforts are put into polish the hidden talents of students, build their confidence and create awareness so that they would be ready to face the competitive world positively.

This year was a challenging one for us.  After a gap of over 18 months due to the spread of the pandemic Covid 19, all our students were back to school and our teachers had a very tough time in bridging gap of learning.  With great contentment I can affirm that we have been able to bring our children back to the rhythm of learning.  All praise to the dedication and hard work of our school faculties.

Apart from preparing the children for academic demands, we give emphasis in preparing them to face the challenges of the competitive world.  It is a matter of great significance to us that the students who pass out form our school be well disciplined and carry forward the values they have inherited and excel in life, being role models in the society.

We strive for excellence in everything we do.  Our learning environment allows every student to prosper as individuals.

It is with prodigious pleasure; I would like to present the Annual Report of the Academic year 2022- 23 for your kind information.

BOARD EXAM RESULTS

Citadel has become one of the best-chosen schools in the state as it soars high in the class X and XII Board Examinations every year. The Board exam results speak high of the united effort of the whole school.  I am proud and happy to present before you the glorious academic achievements of the school for this year.

In the SSCE 2022, our students did remarkable performance.  Out of 159 students appeared for the examinations 16 students scored AI in all subjects.  35 students got above 90% and 45 students got above 80%.  In science stream Bio-Maths, Ashlin V Thomas secured 99.2% marks and Bio-IP, Alen Thomas and Josna Joseph secured 96.2% marks.  Rinta Binu Varghese was the topper in Bio- Malayalam securing 93% marks.  In Humanities, Irene Jossey secured 98.4% marks and in Commerce –Maths, Hima Elsa Bino secured 97% marks.  The topper in Maths- Computer – Hemant Antony secured 96.2% marks.  I am proud to inform that Ashlin V Thomas was the district topper in the science stream.

In the AISSE 2022, 125 students appeared and 8 students got AI in all subjects.  39 students secured above 90% marks and 43 students secured above 80% marks.  Joshua Joseph was the top scorer securing 98.4% marks.

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

In District level Sahodaya Competitions held at Pathanamthitta, around 70 students participated in individual and group items and scored 300 points.  Among them, 8 students were eligible for participating in the State Kalaotsav and Eleena Thomas Oonnoonny bagged the 3rd position in Hindi Extempore.  In the Kerala Legal Taluk Quiz competition, the Citadel Team bagged the first position.  The team members were Johann C Simon, Eleena Thomas Oonoonny, and Fathima S.

Josh Jinu Kurian of class V has been selected for the 2nd round English Olympiad Competition.

CITADEL AT A GLANCE

LIBRARY AND READING ROOM

Citadel has a well-equipped library enriched with a variety of books, fictions, reference books, journals, magazines and newspapers in English and Malayalam.

LABORATORIES

The school has well organised and well-equipped laboratories for practical session in Maths, Computer, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in accordance with CBSE curriculum.

HOSTEL

Citadel provides excellent hostel facilities.  There are separate boardings for both boys and girls.  These hostels ensure finest living conditions promoting physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

SCHOOL BUS

School bus facility to various routes is available. The school has 26 buses that ensure the safe journey of the students.

THE SCHOOL BAND

Citadel has a very colourful band set.  They are all well groomed by the export trainers and it is one of the major attractions of our school.

COUNSELLING CENTRE

The school understands that the present-day students need guidance and counselling.  The school takes special care in offering counselling to students. We are proud to say that we have an expert counselling faculty in the school.

HOUSE SYSTEM

The students have been divided among themselves into four houses.  Each house has got three teachers-in-charge, a captain and a vice captain. All the extracurricular activities and co-curricular activities in the school are conducted on house basis and points are awarded to the winning teams.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

For the all-round development of the students, the school promotes classes for Karate, Kungfu, Kalari and Yoga under the guidance of eminent trainers.

The school takes special care in training the students in various artistic fields like art, craft, music and dance.

TALENT DISPLAY BOARD

Talent Display Boards are arranged every week by the students of different classes according to the important days of the month.

THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE YEAR 2022-23

PRAVESANOLSAVAM

Pravesanolsavam for classes 3 to 8 students was held on 1st June 2022.  The chief guest of the day was Miss Hridya S. Vijay, 317 the Rank holder, UPSC.

ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS

On 3rd June 2022, the Environment Day was celebrated under the leadership of class 12.

WELCOME TO CLASSES 1 & II

Students of classes 1 and 2 had a grand welcome to the school on 6th June 2000.  Mr. P. S. Satheesh Kumar was the guest of the day.

WELCOME TO THE TINY TOTS

Our tiny tots of LKG were welcomed to the school on 15th June.  The day was blessed with the presence of Mrs. Bindhu Reji, the President of Angadi Panchayat.

The tiny tots of UKG were back to the school on 16th June.  On this colourful day, the inaugural address was given by Rev. Fr. Thomas Mundianickal, the School Manager, followed by the inauguration

NALLAPADAM

The Nallapadam has been introduced in the school to motivate the children to become a part of the society.  The inauguration of Nallapadam and various Clubs was on 22nd June.  The guest of the Day was Prof. M. S. Sunil, the social worker.  The PTA President Mr. Shibu Samuel also witnessed the events of the day.

The school had taken its initial step by acknowledging its students about women empowerment through a short skit based on the dowry related issues happening in our society.  It was mainly done by the 12th grade students.

During the last week of July a few 9th graders with the help of their teachers, learnt how to make wicks for lamp from the old generation which was a different experience for them.

On 6th August the school conducted a signature campaign against the consequences and risks of excess use of internet and mobile addiction which was inaugurated by honourable MLA Adv. Pramod Narayan.

On August 15 a few students visited the house of late K. Meenakshiyamma, who was one of the persons who met Gandhiji during his Elantoor visit.

WORLD POPULATION DAY CELEBRATIONS

The World Population Day was celebrated on 18th July.  Prof. Bino P Jose – HOD, History Department, St. Dominic’s College Kanjirapllay addressed the students. Students also spoke on different topics on the occasion

NATIONAL DOCTOR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

In the honour of National Doctor’s Day, our school also celebrated the same on 1st July 2022.  The Chief Guest of the Day was Dr. Justine Samuel Johney– General Surgeon and Assistant Professor at Believers Church Hospital, Thiruvalla.  His message was followed by and interactive Question and answer session.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES

An orientation programme was organised for Plus One student on 2nd July.  The session was based on career guidance which was led by Mr. Bibin Varghese – Assistant Professor, Pavanatma College, Murikkassery.

An Orientation programme for class 6 was conducted on 17 th November. The session was led by Fr. Sijo Pannalakunnel.

On 21st November, an orientation class was conducted for Grade 7 Which was led by Mr. Sajan Pappachen on the topic “Life changes Changes”

The Students of Grade 8 were made aware on “the Power of concentration “by Rev. Fr. Sunil Kochupurckal on 24th November.

An awareness session on “Cyber Security” was conducted for the students of class VI- X on 4th November.  The session was led by Prof. Manoj T Joy, Professor, Department of computer Science Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirapally

WELCOME TO PLUS ONE

Plus one students joined their new academic session on 4th July 2022 with full zeal and enthusiasm.

WORLD YOUTH SKILL DAY

Our class 10 students gave a stunning performance on World Youth Skill Day which was marked on July 13, 2022.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

With great enthusiasm and dignity, our school celebrated the investiture ceremony on 22nd July.  Music Day was also celebrated on the same day.  The guest of the Day was Mr. G. Santhosh Kumar – the Deputy Superintendent of police.

ACADEMIC SPARKLES

Students were honoured for their academic achievements on 6th August 2022.  Academic sparkles – the occasion at which the awardees were congratulated and awarded by Adv. Pramod Narayan, the Member of Legislative Assembly along with Rev. Fr. Joseph Vellamttom with pride and great enthusiasm.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Independence Day was celebrated on 12th August 2022.  The chief guest of the Day was Mr. Muralidharan the RTO, Ranni . A colourful rally was conducted by the pre-primary children and it was the main attraction of the day.

ART FEST – SANSKRITHI

Sanskrithi – the Art Fest with an intention to polish the students’ talents in art and literature was conducted on 19th and 20th August. Rev. Fr Jaocb Kaipanplackel inaugurated this fest.

ONAM CELEBRATIONS

Citadel school celebrated Onam in a grand style and it lasted for three days.  “Poove Poli-. Onam celebrations for KG section was on 1st September, for classes 1-5 on 2nd September and for classes 6-12 on 3rd September respectively.  The chief guest of the day of the celebration on the 3rd day was Mr.  Nikhil Dominic DJ.

Teachers Day was also celebrated on the same day when all the teachers were honoured.

SPORTS DAY

Sports has a crucial role in the physical and mental health of the children.  Realising its importance, Citadel held its Annual sports Meet on 28th and 29th October. The Meet was inaugurated by the honourable Sub Inspectors of Police Mr. Mohanan. The winners were awarded with prizes and certificates by the teachers.

ANTI DRUGS DAY

To make the students aware against the use of drugs, Anti-Drugs Day was observed on 1st November which was inaugurated and message for the day was given by Mr. Reji J, the Excise Inspector, Ranni.  Adv. Pramod Narayan MLA was the chief guest of the day.

CYNOSURE 2022

To find out the scientific curiosities of our students, Cynosure 2022 was conducted in our school.  The exhibition was formally inaugurated by Shri. Anto Antony

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

The school celebrated children’s Day on 15th November and 16th November for classes 1& II and KG section respectively. The celebrations for class I & II on 15 th November was inaugurated by the Principal Rev. Fr. Jobin T James

Very Rev. Fr. Bobby Ale Manmamplackal the Managing Trustee, inaugurated Children’s Day celebrations for K.G. section on 16th November 2022.

INAUGURATION OF A NEW CANTEEN BLOCK

The new Canteen block was inaugurated and blessed by H. E. Mar Jose Pulickal on 19th December. The infrastructure of the new canteen building is quite incredible with new high-tech facilities.  Around 150 students could be accommodated in Dining Hall at a time. Hygiene and healthy cuisines are given more priority wherein students can enjoy sumptuous and flavoured dishes.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS OF K G SECTION

The little kids of our school celebrated Christmas on 20th December.  The programme was addressed by the principal Rev. Fr. Jobin T James.  The gems of the KG sections rocked the stage with their colourful movements. The parents were also invited to encourage their children.

CONCLUSION

A fully supportive Management under the dynamic leadership of our patron Mar.Jose Pulickel, the Bishop of Kanjirapally diocese and our School Manager, totally supporting PTA, guidance given by our well –wishers and the vibrant partnership between students, teachers, parents and support staff strengthen the fabric of the school.

With great gratitude, I acknowledge the immense help rendered to me by our Manager Rev. Fr. Sunil Thomas, Madhyanchal, the thoughtful assistance of Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Joseph Marutholil, whole hearted support of Rev. Fr. Jacob Kaipanplackal, Rev. Fr. Bright Tom Mathenkunnel, Rev. Fr. Jerin Nadackal and  Br.Nevin,  love and affection and above all trust of staff, both teaching and non- teaching and the co-operation of the 9 member office staff.  I am also thankful to the staff representative Mrs. Deepa G. Nair for their selfless help and co-operation. I specially remember the service rendered to me by the PTA President Mr. Shibu Samuel and all the executive members of the PTA.  I am much grateful to my students for their love and affection showed to me.  I whole heartedly wish with true prayers and love all the best to all our students who appear for the board examinations.  I thank the Almighty God with immense relish and devotedness who safe guards us throughout our journey to excellence. Before I wind up most sincerely, I thank each and every member of the Citadel Family who contributed their time and energy for the smooth conduct of this Annual Day celebrations.  Thank You

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.

 STRENGTH OF STUDENTS

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.

TEACHING FACULTY

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.

NON-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.

PTA

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.

STAFF MEETING AND SUBJECT COUNCILS

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.

EXAMINATIONS

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.

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

AWARDS DAY

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.

INDUCTION CEREMONY

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.

OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL

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.

THE SCHOOL BAND

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

COUNSELLING CENTRE

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.

MORAL AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION

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.

HOUSES

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.

SOCIAL ACTION FUND

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.

LIBRARY AND READING ROOM

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.

LABORATORY

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

HOSTEL

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.

SCHOOL PARLIAMENT

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

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.

ORIENTATION CLASS FOR XII STUDENTS

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

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.

ART FESTIVAL

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.

ONAM CELEBRATION

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.

TEACHERS DAY

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.

GANDHI JAYANTHI

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.

CYNOSURE – EDU- SCIENCE EXHIBITION

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.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

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.

INFRASTRUCTURAL GROWTH

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.

INNOVATIVE PRACTICES

  • 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.

CONCLUSION

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.

ANNUAL REPORT OF KINDERGARTEN 2019-20.

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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