SBIOA Educational Trust, a pioneer for four decades, has shouldered the responsibility of providing a sustainable education by instilling the 21st century skills for students to be successful in the information age. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) aims at offering stress free, holistic education for students. To mould creative innovators, SBOA School (CBSE), Madurai came forth as a gentle sapling on 15th June, 2012. The School functions with a broader scope at Nagamalai from June 2016 with KG section functioning at SBI staff II colony, By-Pass road. The school is upgraded with the opening of class IX in 2018 – 2019 with the total student enrollment of 1273 and 61 Staff (52 Teaching Staff, 6 Non-teaching Staff and 3 Support Staff).
We are motivated by the visionary leader Shri. G. Selvaraj, Secretary & Correspondent to celebrate the unity in diversity. This academic year has been successful in leading each child to explore new horizons. Let me recapitulate the significant achievements and happenings of our school. We feel honoured by your august presence. I thank you for making this occasion most significant.
I greet and salute our Eminent President, Shri. R. Balaji, Dedicated Secretary & Correspondent, Shri. G. Selvaraj, Responsible Associate Secretary, Shri. S. Tamilventhan, Renowned Treasurer, Shri. C. Balaji, Optimistic Correspondent, Shri. A. Senthil Ramesh, members of the trust, well-wishers and supportive Parents for the continued assistance and guidance. Further, I record my heartfelt appreciation for the Compartment Heads, Teachers, Administrative Staff, Service Staff and studious students, who efficiently play their unique roles in radiating the greatness of this prestigious institution.
# CARS (Centre for Applied Research & Studies) was inaugurated in SBOA Schools, Madurai. A Workshop on CARS was organized by the SBOA Schools, Madurai. Dr. Arun Raaza, CEO of CARS and his team members kindled the interest of the students in Electronics.
# In collaboration with Bharathidasan University our school has taken an initiative in conducting SUITS programme on Web Designing for the students of Std. VIII.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
# Students have won 21 Gold Medals, 17 Silver medals and 11 Bronze medals in English, Maths, Science, Social Studies and GK in the International Olympiad.
# Inter School Competition on “Save Public Sector” was conducted by SBIOA Educational Trust on 18.10.2016. K. Sakthi Harini and L.P. Sudarshana of Std. VII participated in Elocution Competition in English and Tamil respectively.
# 4 Teams comprising 5 students each presented their projects on “National Children’s Science Congress”.
# Our students won prizes and secured overall third place in Inter School Competition conducted by SVN College, Madurai.
# Hannah Philip of Std VII received the State Level award in the High Scorers’ Musical Concert in Chennai.
# M. Priya Lakshana of Std. III ‘A’ won the I Prize in the Mega Drawing Competition ‘Brainy’ that was organized by Mid Brain Academy.
# N. Haseeb Ahsan of Std. VII & R. Siddhartha of Std. VIII won II Prize in Magic and Cool Experiment, V. Lok Visnu of Std. VIII won II Prize in Power Point Presenation, K. Harshini & Adli Jotham of Std. VI won Consolation prize in Poster Making in SESS-2017, Interschool Competition conducted by Ayya Nadar Jayaraj ICSC School, Madurai.
# Sethu Raghavan & Siddhartha of Std. VIII and Haseeb Ahsan of Std VII participated and won prize in the Quiz competition conducted by Postal department of The Government of Tamil Nadu.
# Students participated and won prizes in Dolphin Carnival 2017 - Interschool competition organized by Dolphin Matriculation School.
# Mrs. Amutharani bagged 3rd prize in Tamil elocution, Mrs. Manjula won 2nd prize and Mrs. Pl. Vishalakshi won 3rd prize in English and Tamil Essay writing respectively in the Inter School Competition : “Save Public Sector” conducted by SBIOA Educational Trust on 18.10.2016.
# Mr. K. Surya Narayanan and Mrs. Antony Felicxiya received the ‘Teacher of the Year 2017’ award on Teacher’s Day.
# Service Awards for successful completion of 20 years of service are awarded to Mrs. Srividya Kannan and Mrs. Muthu Sundari.
# Service Awards for successful completion of 10 years of service are awarded to Mrs. G. Bhavani, Mrs. M. Radha and Mrs. Antony Felixciya.
STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME
# Annual awards are given to students who perform well in Geography Bee, Mathlete, and Quiz. Best Musician and Best Calligraphers are also awarded annually.
# Monthly Motivational Award is given for Best class in Discipline, Spoken English, Cleanliness. Overall award is also given.
# Students are also motivated using weekly awards like Best Word Builder Award, Spelling Super Star Award, Homework Award, King/Queen of Questions Award, Happy Helper Award, Kindness Award, Fabulous Behaviour Award, Cooperative Kid Award, Responsible Kid Award.
# Debate club members presented a debate on ‘Gender Equality’.
# Students of Sports Academy Visited Sports Carnival - ‘Decathlon Sports Fest 2016’.
# A motivational session on enhancing involvement in SPELL BEE was given to students of std. II to V.
Classroom Democracy (Shared Responsibility & Decision Making By Students)
Classroom Democracy is one of the unique features of the school. A democratic classroom is a miniature of a democratic society. We and our students are citizens of our classroom and school. So, students are treated with respect and are given the right to express their suggestions and views for the betterment of the school. Pupil Leaders Team is functioning efficiently with 10 sub committees under the vibrant leadership of the School Head Boy and the School Head Girl.
The first issue of INK – Incredible Novelty in Kids is a great milestone in the history of the school. Editorial Board includes the Chief Editor and Editors for General News, Designing, Events, Voices, Tamil Articles, Jokes & Entertainment, Snippets, Interview, Drawing & Painting, Extracurricular Activities & Sports, Book Review belonging to std. VI and VII of our school. Each child is encouraged to share the treasure within. If a child lives with approval, the child learns to accept self. Individualism, Creativity, Innovation and Novelty in our kids are valued.
Seminars, Workshops and Guest Lectures
The following seminars were organized to enrich the Knowledge of the students in respective areas:
# Dr. Samuel Paulraj, Member, Ministry of New & Renewable energy, Govt. on ‘Rain Water Harvesting, Sewage Water, treatment & Disposal of Biodegradable waste’.
# A Demo class on Robotics by Mr. Sathish Kumar, Mentor of Robotics, Coordinator of International Logo competition.
# ‘Significance of Mathematics’ by Mr. C.S. Senthil Kumar, Professor Department of Math, Thiyagarajar Engineering College.
# Session on Shakespeare’s play, ‘Julius Caesar’ by Mr. Donald, English Teacher.
# ‘Values and Life Skills’ by Mr. Yogesh, Alumnus.
# Chess for all: PET teachers gave a demonstration of Chess for the students of Std. III to VII. Rules in playing chess were taught.
Day and Week Observances:
# All International and National days are observed in the assembly with innovative activities. It also involves display education.
# Thematic week observances are weeklong observances including assembly activity, thought provoking classroom activity and skill-based competitions.
# M. Tharan Adithya - VII B and V. Srinivasaraj - VI A secured the positions - 5/10 rounds and 4.5/10 rounds respectively in the 1st FIDE National Level Chess Tournament conducted by Golden Knight Chess academy.
# Our students won 3 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 6 Bronze medals in Tamil Nadu – Kerala Inter State Teakwondo Championship on 1.10. 2016 & 2.10.2016
# Aravind of V A participated in the First Champion State Level Children Chess Tournament and secured 5 / 8 points under 10 Category organized by champions chess Academy at Salem.
# T. Praveen Raja of VII B won Purple II belt in Karate competition conducted by SEISHINKAN Karate DO.
# R. Reshikezh of Std III participated in 12th Moses Memorial National Open Karate Championship 2016 and Secured I place in Kata event and II place in Kumite event held at Thiruvanathapuram.
# S. Charan Dhev of Std IV A and Samyukth Suresh of Std. VI B won III Place in the Cadet Category in 2nd State Level Table Tennis Tournament organized by SBOA Matric. Hr. Sec. School, Coimbatore.
# M. Tharan Adithya of Std VIII B Secured 5 points out of 9 rounds in the 21st Tamil Nadu State Open Rapid Chess Championship organized by Golden Knights Chess Academy, Madurai.
# T. Akshitha of Std III secured Third place in the TRI District age group swimming championship-2017 organized by Theni District swimming Association.
# K.N. Gokulan of std. VII participated and secured Gold Medal in the 2nd Speed Power International Open Taekwondo Championship organized by Ministry of Youth and Sports at Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
# M. TharanAdithya of Std VIII B Secured 5 points out of 9 rounds in the 21st Tamil Nadu State Open Rapid Chess Championship organized by Golden Knights Chess Academy, Madurai.
# S. Jai Rohith of std IV C secured Runner-up in the 2nd District level Carrom Tournament organized by YMCA Club Madurai.
# S. Jairohith of std IV secured 5th place, S. Pooja of std. V secured 8th place and V. Viswajeeth of std VIII secured the 8th place in the 4th Annual N.M.S. Saminath Babu Memorial District Carrom Tournament organized by Madurai District Carrom Association.
# S.Charan Dhev of std V secured Runner-Up in the Open State Level Table Tennis Tournament organized by Sports Development of authority of Tamilnadu.
# Samyukth Suresh of std VII secured Runner up in the sub junior category Table Tennis Tournament organized by Montfort Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Yercaud.
# K. Sai Bharathwaaj of std I secured Second place in the 27th Madurai District Level Roller Skating Championship 2017 organized by Chakra Roller Skating Association.
# Vishwajith.V of std VIII and S.Jairohith of std. IV secured III and IV place respectively in the 2nd District level Carrom Tournament 2017 organized by Decathlon Sports India.
# D. Jaydin Doss of std II secured First place in the District Level Roller Skating Championship 2017 organized by Madurai District Skating Association, Madurai.
# Aswanth of std. II secured First place in the District Level Skating Championship 2017 organized by Swami Vivekananda Yoga and Skating Club, Thenkasi.
# S. Charan Dhev of Std V secured Runner-up in the Metco Table Tennis premier league organized by Ellis Table Tennis Coaching Academy Madurai.
# T. Akshitha of Std III secured II place in the 25 mts free style, 25 mts Back stroke in the IX Madurai District level Age group Swimming championship 2017 organized by Aquatic Association Madurai.
# A. Aswin of Std II Secured II Place in the 30th Spic Open Chess Tournament 2017 organized by Thoothukudi District Chess Association Madurai.
# K.N. Gokulan of std. VII secured Gold Medal in 25 to 30 kg weight category in the 37th Madurai District Taekwondo Championship 2017 organized by Taekwondo Sports Association.
# T. Santhosh of std VII secured Gold Medal in Kata Event and Kumite Event in Shihan C. Ajith Prakash memorial WGK state level Karate Championship 2017 organized by World Goju Ryo Karate – Do – India .
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL
i) Field Trip
Field trips of the year include trips to Eco park, Biscuit factory, Botanical Garden, Nursery garden at Sholavanthan, Senthamil college Library, Agriculture University, Paper Plate Industry, Gandhi Museum.
ii) Gender Equality
The Debate club in our school wanted to trade the value of equal access to boys and girls during school education. The team discussed the social issues against each individual woman in this 21st era. The hot talk of the debators made the audience spellbound throughout the session and gave a vivid image that Gender equality is not only an essential human right, but an obligatory foundation for a peaceful, wealthy and sustainable world.
iii) Manuscript Class Magazine
Students of std. IV to VIII express their creative skills by preparing a manuscript class magazine.
iv) NCSC (National Children Science Congress) Projects
To kindle the scientific inquiring among students the NCSC encourages schools to participate in presenting projects in science. Projects were taken up by the students of Std. VI - VIII and the project reports were presented and won the appreciation of the organizers.
# Winter and Summer coaching classes in Athletics, Basketball, and Handball were organized for students of Std VI – VIII during the holidays.
# Children’s day was observed as ‘Reading Day’ and in commemoration of 400th death Anniversary of Shakespeare ‘SBOA Reads’ Festival - 2016 was celebrated. Interschool Literary Meet was held on 11.11.16. Twelve schools participated in competitions conducted in English and Tamil.
# Interactive sessions on ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Enhancing Creative Writing’ by Professor. Dr. Arjunan, Head of English Department, Mannar Thirumalai Naickar college, ‘Journalism and Creative writing’ by Miss. Parvathi, student Journalist, MKU inspired aspiring student authors.
# SBOA Tri-carnival was celebrated on 6.2.2017. Students of std. V – VII demonstrated “Martial Arts” like Kuthuvarisai, Kalari & Silambam and won applause.
# An Expo on ‘World Heritage Sites’ was organized. Impressive models on Heritage sites declared by UNESCO from across the continents were displayed.
# A model of Ancient cottage was also made with the real traditional items used by the people in villages.
# INK (Incredible Novelty in Kids) 1st issue of the in-house magazine was released during Annual Day Programme.
# Election for School Head boy & School Head girl, Sports Secretary & Joint Secretary was conducted by Computerized Polling.
# Investiture Ceremony & ECA Inauguration was conducted in a grand manner.
# Mega Talent Show: One of the greatest talents is recognizing the talent in others and giving them the forum to shine. To awaken the various talents in our young kids, a Mega Talent Hunt was organized.
# An orientation programme about the function of IIMUN (India International Model United Nations) was arranged for the students of Std. VII & VIII. Mr . Manan Parikh, B.E. Asst. Director of IIMUN, Mumbai addressed the students of Std VII & VIII on # ‘Functions of United Nations & Goal, Purpose of Model United Nations’ and he motivated the students to attend the national conference. A team of 6 students of Std. VII & VIII participated in it as delegates representing Germany, USA and India.
# Dental and Eye camp were organized with the support of Meenakshi Mission hospital, for the students of Std. I to VIII.
# Health checkup was arranged for the teachers by the Health Department of our school in collaboration with Apollo Hospital, Madurai.
# Independence Day was celebrated in a grand manner. Dr. Ravichandran, Professor, Gandhigram Rural University was the resource person. He is a grandson of a freedom fighter. Students performed Fashion Parade, Western dance, Special song, Fusion Dance, Skit and Tableau and won the appreciation.
VISION – 30
SBIOA Vision 30 is drafted and 12 design teams namely the Fortune Winners, Suga, Lernen Ducere, Egalitarian Ensemble, Earth Changers, Paradise Builders, Shantha Sabha, Aurora, Sahayak Raj, Digi Technologists, Elite Athletes and Creative Potters are systematically implementing various activities to realize the sustainable development goals by UN.
STAFF EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
The innovative staff members of our school are periodically sent for in – service programmes such as Seminars and workshops to help them improve and update their professional skills. They are also encouraged to present papers and handle model classes on their subjects at regular intervals. They involve themselves totally in all the activities of the school, thus improving the children far beyond their classrooms. The teaching community was richly benefitted by attending the Conference on ‘Breaking Barriers – TOP ‘17’, organized by the SBIOA Educational Trust.
Seminar and workshops conducted for the teachers are as follows:
# SHARPEN Academy, SBIOA Educational Trust, Chennai organized a seminar for Science teachers. Mrs. Shymala Ramesh, Oxford Publications enlightened the Biology teachers on “Techniques in Teaching Biology” and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Srivatsan, Former Principal, P. S. Secondary School delivered a talk for Physical Science Teachers.
# “Introduction of Quality Circle” was given by Mrs. Vidya Thathalakshmi, AHM & QC Supervisor, Mrs. Stella Ruby, QC Coordinator and Mrs. Mubeen, QC Facilitator of SBOA Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Madurai. They explained the Advantages, Tools & techniques involved in Case study presentations of QC. 3 QC teams have started functioning in our school.
# Mr. K. Surya Narayanan and Mrs. M. Deepalakshmi attended Scouts and Guides Basic & Advanced training camp conducted by Department of Education and Annual Scout & Guide camp at ‘CESCI’, Kadavoor.
# A counselling workshop on “Effective Team Work” was handled by Dr. Alex, CF Hospital, Oddanchatram.
# Seminar on “Vision 30” was presided by Dr. Bindu, Consultant & Administrator, SBIOA Educational Trust.
# Social awareness programme on “Water Harvesting and Water Management” was organized by EKTA & Madurai Forum Dr. Rajendra Singh, Water man of India guided the delegates.
# Mrs. P.C. Selvarani, Administrator, Dr.Indra Jayaraj, Vice-Principal, SHARPEN and Mr. Samuel Inbaraj, Trust office guided the staff members during their visit to the school.
# “Learning Circle & Teaching techniques” by Mr. Ramprasad (Alumnus), Facilitator, Teach India gave insights on framing the plan for Vision 30.
# A seminar on ‘Developing Communication Skills’ was delivered by Dr. C.V.S. Geetha, Retd. Head of the Research Department of English, Fatima College, Madurai.
# An informative workshop on ‘People Archives of Rural India’ was organized by SBIOA Educational Trust, Chennai. Dr. Sainath was the resource person.
# A seminar on ‘Ulaipil Thalaipom’ was conducted by the Department of Tamil. Dr. N. Gandhimathi, Associate Professor, Meenakshi College of Art & Science was the resource person.
# Teachers enthusiastically volunteered to take model classes for their colleagues to implement SBOA Teaching Methodology.
# A session on ABC Counselling Model was handled by the Student Counsellor for the mentors.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
# Eco-friendly Initiative
# Green Project “Serve to Conserve” was launched. Restoration and Adoption of water body and park at Meilanendal is initiated by the volunteers of Young Environmentalist Movement (YEM). Adoption of an organic farm at Melakarai is done by the students for I-can Project. This is an ongoing project.
# Students went on a Rally on the following theme to create awareness among the public:
# ‘Connecting People to Nature’ during World Environment day celebration.
# ‘Must-quit-o’ – Dengue awareness.
# Children were enthusiastically involved in reciting slogans by having placards, face-painting and distribution of stickers insisting on the theme to public and their neighbourhood.
With an objective of evolving healthy parenting style, Parenting tips are being sent through voice call every Friday
Worksheets and Question banks are uploaded on the NeverSkip ‘Parent App’ for reference. Parents are updated with the attendance details, daily homework, test schedule, portions, holiday assignment and the semester marks of their kid.
OUT REACH PROGRAMME:
# Meet the Community: Students interacted with Carpenters, Masons, Farmers, Potters, Doll makers, Weavers, Doctor, Street dancers, milk men, stone cutters and people who do puppet shows and prepared documentary short films.
# Adult Literacy Programme was conducted. Students of Std. VII in Adult Literacy Movement taught the Service Staff of our School to communicate basic thoughts in English.
# Students of the Charity Committee of the Pupil Leaders team visited the Panchayat Union School at Melakuilkudi and donated books and distributed biscuits.
# In connection with Senior Citizen day Students of Std. VIII and interested teachers were taken for a visit to meet the aged people at ‘Inba Illam’. They showed their love and concern by sharing their time and distributed snacks and towels to them.
SBOA VOCATIONAL STUDIES AND ACTIVITY CENTRE
SBOA Vocational Studies and Activity Centre, yet another off spring of SBIOA Educational Trust, Chennai is functioning from the last year. The courses include,
IIT Coaching Programme, Abacus, Chess, Classical Dance, Guitar, Key Board, Carrom, Yoga, Karate.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. I would like to express my deep sense of gratitude to President, Shri A. Krishnan for his encouragement and to our Secretary & Correspondent, Dr. D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, for motivating our team to march ahead with a vision. I also thank our Correspondent, Shri. J. Joseph Stalin, for his constant support and guidance given to us. My sincere gratitude to Mrs. Daya Shyamala, Administrator (Madurai & Trichy) for her tremendous motivation in all ventures of our school from the beginning till it takes a finite shape. I thank the Principal of Matric., Mrs. S. Seethalakshmi, for her concern and encouragement. I am very much thankful to the parents for their whole-hearted involvement in the activities of the school. Further, I record my heartfelt thanks for the Compartment Heads, Teachers, Administrative Staff, Service Staff and Smart students, for their benevolent efforts.
English Elocution – I Prize
Fireless Cooking – II Prize
English Essay Writing – II Prize
Picture Talk – III Prize
Light Music – III Prize
Fancy Dress – I Prize
Action Songs – II Prize
S.B.O.A. SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
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Melakuilkudi Road, Nagamalai West
Madurai TN 625019
Ph: 0452 2459105, 9025586293
Website address: www.sboamadurai.in
Annual Report 2018 – 2019
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