The government and aided schools across the city are busy with preparations to welcome the students this academic year. As the schools are all set to reopen on June 3, the government school officials are busy giving final touches to the programmes.
This year most of the government schools have given priority to rope in more students from rural pockets. They are also focusing on developing infrastructure facilities.
The Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Ernakulam has been equipped with modern amenities and infrastructure facilities. The school also provides an IEDS resource room and a multimedia smart class for efficient learning. It is planning to bring on board expert faculty in the field of sports and cultural activities, said Jessy Abraham, Principal of the UP section. The school has made efforts to recruit students from rural areas this academic year, she said.
American Malayali Association is organising a scholarship programme in the school through which they will sponsor a selected number of 10 students who will be given Rs 5,000 each. The event will be held on June 5, on the school campus. Employees Union Women’s Council of the Canara Bank will sponsor study material and other educational expenses in the school.
The officials of St Antony’s High School in Kacherippady is all set to host ‘Praveshanotsavam’ on June 3 in a grand way. The school is expecting 100 newcomers this year.
“We have a strength of 1300 students and expect 100 newcomers up to Class V,” said Lily K J, Headmistress of the school. The school buildings are under renovation. On the reopening day, the authorities are planning to distribute sweets and create awareness on social issues and cultural events. The school is also organising a special meeting for parents and teachers a week ahead of the re-opening.