Dr M Balasubramanian from Monroeville, Pittsburg, USA, our supporter, a Pediatrician, along with Prof.Ramaguru, M.S Ortho, and six Doctors from Tirunelveli, conducted a Medical Camp, over three days, from February 2 2017. All the children were examined and we are glad to inform that there were no major points of concern. Later Dr Balasubramanian interacted with all the Teachers, advised them on specifics as to how to act in cases of some medical emergencies and on other general issues. Parents of some of the children were also invited to apprise them of some minor issues which needed to be taken care of.
Earlier a Dental Camp was also conducted under the auspices of the Rotary Club, Tirunelveli. A mobile van, equipped with necessary facilities, was available to carry out minor procedures, where necessary.
On 19th November the 27th edition of Kiddival, the inter school competition, was conducted by the sponsors RMKV in Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai.
The competition is open to children, studying in classes LKG to Class 5, in Schools from Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts. 27 events covering such items like Fancy dress, Spelling bee, Handwriting, Pencil sketch, Pot painting, Quiz, Vocal music, Classical dance and Fashion Parade take place in a day long extravaganza.
22 children participated from GKV in the various events. It gave the children a great deal of confidence to perform in front of audiences and belief in their abilities. While participating is just as important as winning a prize, Sankaralingam of Class 4 won a prize in ” Pot Painting ” event.
The annual kids day as well as the Mini Convocation was held on August 8, 2016, as a part of Founder’s day celebrations. Apart from the parents of children who were present in large numbers, we had this year the additional joy of the presence of Emanuell students and teachers. All of them participated in the events enthusiastically and enjoyed themselves bonding with the children and their parents. A much awaited InteractiveTeaching Aid, Smart Board, was also inaugurated in the presence of Rev Paul Hunt and his colleagues. This will be used, with appropriate software, to teach children in all classes from LKG to Class 8. The Emanuellians learnt and performed a few folk dances, to entertain everyone, in the evening send off function.
As it is said pictures convey the moments better than a thousand words. Here are a few of them to convey the mood:
Annual visit of teachers and students from Emanuells, London took place in August 2016. The team was led by Revered Paul Hunt and the Principal of Christ Church School, London, Ms Colette Morris was also a part of the delegation. As in the previous years, the interactions between Emanuell students and GKV children took place in small groups to make the learning experience more personal and interactive. The teachers taught, along with teachers from GKV, took a few classes and this not only benefited the children but also the teachers of GKV. The Annual Kids Day was celebrated along with Founder’s Day on August 8 and Emanuell Students as well as teachers had fun time and got to meet some of the parents as well. Pictures in Kids Day Post.
Pictures below bring out the teachers and children enjoying the learning process. Links to a few videos as well:
As in earlier years, there was tremendous pressure from the parents of children, for admission to LKG at GKV. This high demand for admissions is in spite of the school premises being a little away from the town and all children in Government Schools enjoy benefits, in addition to free schooling, such as free uniforms, books, breakfast, mid-day meals etc. This speaks volumes about the reputation of GKV in the local community.
As usual, preference has been given to the children from poorest families and all other things being equal, girls are given preference over boys. This year 45 children, 23 girls and 22 boys, have joined the LKG class. They are pictured above in their first week at school with their class teacher and the Principal of GKV.