The Class of 2018 Graduates
The Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2018 held on 16th February 2018. Mr.Jacob Mathew, Managing Editor, the chief guest at this decorous event, inspired the young graduates with his moving speech.
Bibox Innovation Day
Bibox Innovation Day held on 3rd February 2018, had exhibits from 70 Participants across grades 6 to 9. True to its theme ‘social impact’, the event witnessed astounding display of novel ideas intended to make our society a better living place.
Road barricades that lift off the ground to allow safe passage to pedestrians, an obstacle detecting device that alerts the user of any obstruction with a vibrating alarm and a device which enables bedridden individuals to control home Appliances like lights, fans, T V’s, etc without having to move around were some of the innovative projects on display.
The humanoid robot that gave a spectacular dance performance was the cynosure of all eyes!
The program which was formally inaugurated in the morning by Mr Sreekumar Kartha, Dean, concluded by 1.00 pm.
The Class of 2018 is all set to graduate, with our prayers and blessings!
6th Classic Cup Inter school Football Tournament
Global Public School team won the 6th Classic Cup Inter school Football Tournament in the under 12 category, defeating Cochin Refineries School (2-1) in a nail biting finish.
In the under 10 category, Cochin Refineries School defeated Global Public School (3-1) in a penalty shoot out.
In the Under 12 category, Akhil Joseph of Global Public School and Gopi Krishnan of Cochin Refineries School were adjudged the Best Player as well as the Best Goal Keeper of the Tournament, respectively. Nishan of Cochin Refineries School and Devanshu Takur of Global Public School were declared the Best Player as well as the Best Goal Keeper in the under 10 category.
An avid football player and alumni of the school, Mr. Samuel Koruth was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony today and handed over the trophies to the young champions.
The 6th Classic Cup Inter school Football Tournament
The 6th Classic Cup Interschool Football Tournament was kick started on 23rd January 2018 at Global Public School, Kochi. Ms. Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mentor of the school inaugurated the event at the artificial turf of the school.
With competitions in 2 categories, Under 10 and Under 12, the 3 day tournament has more than 300 participants from 24 teams. The tournament will conclude on Monday, 29th January 2018.
Singing with maestro, A.R Rahman.
Namrata Celine (Grade 12) and gps alumni, Tania Mathew (2017 batch) were shortlisted from among 17000 contestants to audition before none other than the distinguished maestro himself, Mr. A.R Rahman in Chennai in Janray 2018.
Out of the twenty contestants who auditioned, Tania Mathew was one of the seven winners of the 7Up Thamizh Naatin Kural.
She will be performing alongside the supremo himself in Chennai on January 12th 2018 in the ‘A.R Rahman Netru, Indru, Naalai’ concert celebrating 25 glorious years of his contributions to music!
Newspaper in Education
Joining hands with THE HINDU -Newspaper In Education campaign
As part of the Newspaper in Education campaign, The Hindu conducted a session for our middle school on 10 January 2018.
Students of Grades 6 to 8 were exposed to different techniques to improve their study skills and make the language class more interesting The students were put through activities using innovative strategies like PSQ6R that gave the students an idea of how each child could enhance his or her study and writing skills. The session on Writing Reports followed by Paraphrasing with the help of news reports also encouraged the students to inculcate better reading habits.
Teacher Training Workshop by CSpathshala
CSpathshala, an Association for Computing Machinery supported by ACM, Google and TCS, conducted a one day workshop at Global Public School to train teachers in modern computing curriculum, emphasizing on problem solving and computational thinking skills.
Vipul Shah, Principal Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services, Pune and Head of ACM India CSpathshala Initiative explained the layout of the curriculum, the need to teach differently and explained the difference between teaching computers and teaching computing.
Mr Shekhar Sahsrabudhe (President Systems Lts), ACM India COO elaborated on the ACM India K-12 Education Initiative.
30 teachers from around 10 schools in the city attended the workshop aimed at ‘Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools’.
13th Anu Memorial Swimming Tournament
Team gps won the 3rd place at the 13th Anu Memorial Swimming Tournament which was held on 2nd December 2017 at Pala.
Liyana Fathima (grade7) won the gold medal in the 50 m butterfly and freestyle in her category. In a different category, the gold in 50 m breaststroke was secured by Aliya Mehtab Niaz of Grade 5, whereas Adhvika Asghar of Grade 5 won the gold medal in 50 m freestyle. Liyana and Adhika were also adjudged the Individual Champions at the event.
The other participants who won various medals were Samarth P Joshi, Teo Skaria Tommes, Raghav Johar, Akash Abraham, Ayeisha Marie Joseph, Nandini Rajeev, Paul Aram, Manav Johar and Aditi Subhash. Congratulations!
Farewell to the batch of 2017-18.
On 27th November 2017, the outgoing batch of grade 12 (2017-18) made their grand entry into their farewell party, resplendent in their stunning gowns and well fitted tuxedos befitting the theme, ‘Venetian Masquerade’.
Miria Mariam Roger and Roshan Renjit were crowned gps Queen and King respectively.
It was indeed a memorable evening complete with foot tapping music, astounding entertainment and delightful food!
Junior School Sports Day 2017
The 12th Annual Junior School Sports Day was held on Friday 24th November, with the theme ‘Guru Devo Bhava’.
The chief guest, Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mentor, Global Public School encouraged everyone to continually strive to give in one’s best not only in sports, but also in the game of life.
Dedicated to teachers, educators and mentors from all over the world, the Junior School Sports day had befitting displays saluting their gurus. The sports events brought out the competitive and sportsmanship spirit amongst the youngsters.
12th Annual Senior School Sports Day
The 12th Annual Senior School Sports Day was conducted on 25th November 2017.
The Chief Guest for the Senior School Sport Day was Mr C V Sunny, ex-captain of the National Basketball Team and founder of the C V Sunny Basketball Academy.
Mr C V Sunny praised the students for their interest in Sports and exhorted all parents and teachers to ensure that fitness and sports was part of each student's daily routine.
The sports day theme on "From Start ..to Finsh" was creatively brought out in the vibrant display by the students and the deep and intense competitiveness in each of the track and field races. The Cheering and the March Past squads from each of the four houses - AIR, EARTH, FIRE, WATER also left the spectators spellbound.
The Overall Sports Championship trophy was won by Air House. Mr C V Sunny handed over the trophy.
High Achievers in INDIA at the Cambridge Boards 2016-17
The results of the Cambridge Assessment International Education for the academic year 2016-17 declared five students from GPS International as winners of the High Achievement Award for their exceptional performance in the Cambridge examination series.
These toppers achieved the highest marks in India in the November 2016, March 2017 and June 2017 Cambridge examination series.
Gpsites shine at marathons
Priya Gangadharan of Grade 7 was the star at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon that was flagged off by master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar on 12th November 2017, in Kochi.
Priya came in first in the Open-Women's Category in the Half Marathon with an exceptional timing of 1 hour 38 minutes and 52 seconds. With an average pace of covering one kilometer under 4 minutes 41 seconds, Priya's outstanding run garnered a lot of appreciation from one and all.
Priya continued with her winning spree as she came first in the 10 kms Kochi Navy Marathon held on 26th November 2017.
Genetics in real life
The Biology students of Grade 11 & 12 had an interactive session on “Genetics in real life” with Dr. Vijai Joseph (Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, NYC) on November 15th to help enrich their temperament towards scientific enquiry and appreciate the role of genetics in their lives.
Dr. Joseph enlightened the children on population genetics and the role of genetics in their everyday lives. He encouraged them to question the unknown and to develop an enquiry based approach to everything they learn.
The Bio-Discovery Program which was conducted by the Unibiosys labs on the next two days, gave them hands on experience on the use of modern apparatus and various techniques in biotechnology- like DNA extraction, Gel electrophoresis , DNA fingerprinting and Polymerase chain reaction as well as the use of Bioinformatics to analyze large biological data for easy comparison and study.
Hostel Day 2017.
An astounding show was put up by the amazingly talented children on 17th November as Hostel Day was celebrated with pomp and grandeur!
Online Safety For Kids.
The BIKOS Workshop for School Counsellors ,planned by Cochin Refineries school and Kerala Police, was hosted by Global Public School on 17-November-2017.
Dr. Karthikeyan Gokul Chandran,IPS, Asst Commissioner, Narcotics Cell was the Chief Guest. Dr Chalam Das, MD, Psychiatrist from Sunrise Hospital was the Guest Speaker. Forensic experts from Cyber Cell Kochi also spoke on the occasion.
School Counsellors from across Kochi actively participated in the Group Discussion on "Cyber Bullying: Should School Counsellors Intervene?"
The increasing dependence of adults and children alike on digital devices has seen the alarming rise in the past few years. It has as a result forced changes in the very way that families interact with each other. Be it social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram or through gaming and emails, the urge to look at a digital screen is so overwhelming that it has become addictive.
So, in an extraordinary initiative Global Public School, Kochi organised a seminar, a Digital Detox Campaign - Disconnect to Reconnect for the parent community. The school plans to have its parents,teachers and children to undertake a digital detox for a week beginning Nov 13 to Nov 19 by detaching from gadgets and reconnecting with reality at home.
At a seminar for parents today at the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium, the Disconnec To Reconnect - Digtital Detox week, leading paediatrician and school doctor, Dr M Vijayalakshmi, All For Kids Clinic, Tripunithura spoke about the physiological challenges faced by growing children due to excessive use of technology.
Noted psychologist and School Counsellor , Ms Seema Lal spoke on how digital distractions affect mental health and emphasised the need for parents to engage their children with their time and face to face interaction. The challenges faced by a 21st Century parent and the tools required to make our homes safe was touched upon in detail by Ms Susanna Sunil, Vice Principal (IT).
Inaugurated by the Dean, Mr Sreekumar Kartha, the session was summed up by the Mentor, Ms Lakshmi Ramachandran, who exhorted parents and teachers alike to set the example that they wished their wards to follow.
The seminar conducted across two sessions was well attended and received overwhelming support and response from parents .
Technology has ensured that everything just a click away. While this virtual connection has its huge advantages, it bring along a wide range of long lasting repercussions. Rising number of children diagnosed with anxiety, depression, language deficits, attention deficits, learning disorders, can find some roots to the influence of technology.
Children nowadays have umpteen virtual friends on social media, whereas they lack social skills in reality. This results in feelings of loneliness and depression. As children spend more time in front of computer monitors, they typically spend less time in physical activities. The sedentary lifestyle can be a prime risk factor for obesity and other related diseases. Furthermore, computer use is linked to both repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel and eye strain and can even trigger epileptic seizures. Un-supervised access to the internet is another frightening issue that leads to socially deplorable behavior.
In view of all these, the school called upon parents to ensure that children do not depend on gadgets for entertainment. Prominent psychologist, Mrs. Seema Lal and leading Pediatrician, Dr. Vijayalakshmi spoke about need of the hour; the need to detach oneself from the virtual world and reconnect with reality. Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mentor of Global Public School; Mr. Sreekumar Kartha, Dean; and Mrs. Susanna Sunil, Vice- Principal (IT and Communication) also shared their views in the seminar.
Inauguration of library
GPS gets a brand new library! With 2 blocks, one for the junior school and one for the senior wing, the spanking new library has a vast collection of books covering all genres.
The state-of-art library was inaugurated today by Mrs. Pamela Ann Mathews, member of the Board of Trustees of Global Public School and Mr. P. Jacob, Chairman of the school. Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mentor; Mr. Johan P Jacob, Director; Mr. Sreekumar Kartha, Dean: Ms. Indu Panicker, principal were amongst the dignitaries present at the inaugural ceremony.
Inauguration of the new library
The new library is all set to be inaugurated on 14th November 2017.
International Hoopathon Series 2017.
The Australian team which is touring Kerala as part of the International Hoopathon Series 2017 visited Global Public School, Kochi on 6th November. 18 members of the Indian Basketball team (girls) were also visitors to the school.
They were given a rousing welcome to the school. School Chairman, Mr. P. Jacob; Director, Mr. Johan P. Jacob; Dean, Mr. Sreekumar Kartha; Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker and Enrichment Head, Mrs. Shamim Mohammad were present to welcome the guests.
The touring basketball players interacted with the students of Global Public School and played friendly matches. The boys’ team of Global Public School won the friendly match between them and the team of Australian players as well as members of the Indian team. Ms. Amanda of Australian team who is 6.4 inches tall was an inspiration to the students.
Mr. Tim Mottin (Coach of the Australian Team), Peter Hynson, Ben Draper, Sue Egan and Maree Mortin accompanied the Australian team. Mr. C.V Sunny, Coach of the Indian basketball team and former Indian National men’s basketball team captain, graced the occasion with his presence.
SPIC MACAY and Kerala Piravi
Our students were mesmerized by the awe inspiring performance put in by the talented Langa Manganiars, a folk singer group from Rajasthan in a programme organized by SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth).
As part of the Kerala Piravi celebrations in school on November 1st, 9 artists from the group performed the Kalbela dance and the Bhawai dance accompanied by the ‘been’ and ‘duff’ musical instruments. The folk dancers fascinated one and all as they picked needles, razor blades and rings with their eyebrows whilst dancing. They also performed while balancing 11 utensils on their head, all the time standing on swords, glass pieces and nails. Their vocal music was accompanied by the kamyacha, khartal, morchang, sitar,algoja and matka. The programme was enjoyed by all.
Liyana breaks 3 national meet records!
The young swimming sensation, Liyana Fathima Umer Nisar has created ripples at the CBSE National Swimming Competition that was held at Senapth Rishikur Vidyapeeth School at Haryana between 26th and 29th November 2017.
With a gold in the 50 meters butterfly stroke, a gold in the 50 meters freestyle and a gold in the 100 meters butterfly stroke, Liyana has set 3 new meet records at the event. She also secured a silver medal in the 100 meters freestyle. Liyana won the Individual Champion tile as well.
This grade 7 student has been gathering medals for Kerala and is set to be an asset for both the state and the country. This invincible and unstoppable young champion is indeed true inspiration to all young aspiring athletes.
The 5th GPS Premier Invitational Basketball Tournament
The 5th GPS Premier Invitational Basketball Tournament hosted by Global Public School, Kochi was witness to many exhilarating moments as around 150 students from 14 schools across the district competed for the prestigious ever rolling trophy.
The 3 day long tournament was inaugurated by the Director of Global Public School, Mr. Johan P. Jacob on 4th October 2017.
In the girls’ category, Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Ellamakara lifted the trophy defeating The Choice School, Tripunithura (44-23). Shwetha of Bhavans Vidya Mandir was adjudged the best player, whereas Maria Jose of The Choice School was declared the Promising Player in the girls’ category.
Defeating Rajagiri Chrithu Jayanthi Public School (40-28), Sacred Heart CMI Public School, Thevara went on to become the champions in the boys’ category. In this category, Paul Varghese of Sacred Heart School and Madhav of Christu Jayanthi School were selected as the Best Player and Promising Player of the tournament, respectively.
Former basketball player and coach of the Indian Basketball team, Mr. C.V Sunny gave away the trophies to the winners. The 5th GPS Premier Invitational Basketball Tournament concluded on 6th October 2017.
Champions at Impulse 2017!
GPS lifted the IMPULSE Interschool trophy, conducted by The CHOICE School on 20th September.
Our Music Band and Fashion Show Team won the first place with their splendid performances. The Overall Champions trophy was clinched with remarkable results in Dance, Drama, Painting, Sculpture, and Cheering and in the Surprise events! Renowned artiste Mrs. Usha Uthup handed over the trophy to Team GPS.
CBSE South Zone Swimming Competition 2017
Liyana gathers gold again at the CBSE South Zone swimming Competition in Nagpur.
Liyana Fathima Umar of Grade 7 has won 2 GOLD medals in the 50m Butterfly and 100m Butterfly and another 2 GOLD medals in the 50 m as well as 100m Freestyle too. Her superb display of talent also fetched her the title of Individual Champion at the event. She has qualified for the CBSE National Level Swimming Competition to be held in October.
In the meanwhile, young Adhvika Asghar of grade 5 also did us proud by winning a bronze in the 50 m backstroke event. Team gps also won 4th place in the 4x 100 medley relay.
Congratulations to the team!
Science Exhibition at School 2017.
Innovative and unique exhibits were on display at the science exhibition held on 19th September based on the following themes:
Health and well – being
Resource management and food security
Waste management and water body conservation.
Transport and communication
Digital and technological solutions
Of the 61 teams, the two top scoring teams have been selected to register for Regional CBSE science exhibition which will be held later in the academic year.
Onam was celebrated with enthusiasm this year as the entire school assembled in the finest traditional attire. The students sang songs, performed a thiruvathira kalli, played onam games like vaalpari, uriyadi and tug of war!
August 17th 2017 was celebrated as the Malayalam New Year (Chingam onnu). Members of the Nature Club observed the auspicious day by sowing in the model paddy field in our campus. Seeds were also distributed to the students to pique their interest in nature and agriculture.
71st Independence Day
The 71st Independence Day of our mighty Motherland was celebrated yesterday as the school converged for a poignant flag hoisting ceremony and other events celebrating our nation. Dean, Mr. Sreekumar Kartha hoisted the flag after which the entire school sand the National Anthem fervently. Inter house patriotic singing competition and a Power Point Competition was held. The junior school enacted a thought provoking play on the aspects we need to free ourselves from. After the traditional distribution of sweets, the school dispersed.
Students of the Nature Club of Global Public School made ‘oushadha kanji’ as part of ‘Karkidakam’ rituals. Also known as the ‘Ramayana masam,’ dedicated to reading the Ramayana and following other religious rituals, ‘Karkidakam’ is the last month in the traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala.
The students trailed the age-old tradition of savouring the Karkidaka kanji, a spicy mix of rice and medicinal herbs. For the kanji, the students used the rice that they had sowed and harvested as part of their nature club activities. They plucked all the medicinal herbs from around the school campus, thereby appreciating their uses and names. The kanji was relished by the students, who were also edified on the need to adopt healthy eating habits and lifestyle.
Our young singers sang their way into the hearts of the audience, both young and old at ‘SANGAM’, an annual global meet conducted every year by the Shankar Mahadevan Academy in Bangalore on Saturday 12th August 2017. 8 of our students had the wonderful opportunity to perform before illustrious musicians like Shankar Mahadevan and Padma Shri awardee, Aruna Sairam. Various schools from across the world that have incorporated their curriculum took part in Sangam 2017, simply for the joy of music.
Crossroads on August 5th 2017
Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor played host on 5th August to around 9 schools in and around Ernakulam as around 250 students participated in the fourth edition of CROSSROADS, an Interschool Cultural Jamboree.
CROSSROADS is an annual interschool event conducted every year by Global Public School and attracts participants from different schools across Kerala. CROSSROADS aims to serve as a launchpad for integrated interaction between school students across Kerala through multiple disciplines.
CROSSROADS 2017 was inaugurated in the morning by RJ Anjaly Kurian (Radio Mango) at the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium of the school.
The fiesta was witness to the various students showcasing their creativity and contesting in diverse fields such as Languages, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Humanities, Art, Design, IT, Sports and Fitness. The daylong event had various competitions in Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Mathematics, Science, General Knowledge, Sports, Travel & Tourism, English proficiency, Cookery skills etc. Students from several schools in and around Ernakulam participated in the fete wherein their multi-disciplinary skills were tested and quizzed at each echelon.
Rajagiri School was the Overall Champions of CROSSROADS 2017, with The Choice School lifting the runners-up trophy.
The jamboree concluded at 5 pm with prizes being distributed by celebrated fashion designer, Television Artist and entrepreneur, Mrs. Poornima Indrajith.
Ethnic Day 2017
Students of Grades 1 to 5 celebrated Ethnic Day on Monday, 7th August 2017 in colourful traditional dresses.The children were taken to a bygone era with an exhibition of brass items used in the olden days as well as toys made out of coconut leaves. They also had the opportunity to make toys of coconut leaves as they sang traditional songs.They watched videos on the dance forms of Kerala, traditional forms of Kerala and architecture of Kerala. A traditional snack made from beaten rice, scraped coconut and jaggery was made in class
Peace Rally by to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
Hundreds of students of Global Public School, Ernakulam took part in a Peace Rally on 7th August 2017 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the fatal atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
The ceremony was flagged off by Advocate K.C. Poulose, President of the Thiruvaniyoor Grama Panchayat. Students of the school displayed doves made of paper as a symbol of peace as they partook in the rally which concluded in front of the Thiruvaniyoor Panchayat office. They also exhibited cards and placards with messages calling for a peaceful world, free of nuclear weapons. A drama enacting the horror of a nuclear attack was also presented at the rally. The need for world peace was the message that was conveyed at the Peace Rally conducted by the students of Global Public School.
The fourth edition of CROSSROADS -2017 will be held on 05th August, 2017 in the Global Public School. CROSSROADS is an interschool cultural Jamboree that aims to serve as a launch pad for integrated interaction between school students across Kerala through multiple disciplines.
Adarsh Special School at GPS
Students of Adarsh Special School, Kureekad were invited to spend a day at Global Public School, Ernakulam as part of the NallaPadam initiative of Malayala Manorama.
The students of Global Public School welcomed the children of Adarsh School to their classrooms on 28th July 2017, with handmade cards and entertainment programmes. They presented fables, songs and poems for the special guests. The guests spent the day with the students of Global Public School playing and interacting with each other. The students of Adarsh particularly enjoyed playing with the ‘hoola hoop”.
The children of Global Public School plans to extend the friendship even further by visiting Adarsh Special School in the coming days
International Tigers Day
Students of Grade 1-5 celebrated International Tigers Day between 24th to 28th July with lots of activities aimed at creating awareness about the extinction of the magnificent beasts. PowerPoint presentations on the causes of extinction and quizzes were conducted and the children made bookmarks, Posters, paper bag with slogans promoting the need to save tigers and even “watches’ with information on tigers.
Read-A-Thon conducted in Grade 6.
Around 140 Students of Grade 6 spent a total of 12 hours in a Read-A-Thon! The children read the book “The Diary of a young girl- Anne Frank” as part of the event. Held from 24th to 28th July 2017, each section of grade 6 spent the first 4 periods of a particular day of that week, reading the book. The activity was held by the English department with the aim of encouraging and inculcating the habit of reading amongst the youngsters. The children enjoyed the session and said that they look forward to such future events.
National Level Swimming Champion.
Congratulations to Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar for winning a silver medal each in the Group 2 girls’ category, 50m butterfly as well as the 50m freestyle at The 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championships 2017 held in Pune from 3rd July to 6th July 2017.
Best Delegation at the Rajagiri Model United Nations 2017.
Global Public School has won the title of Best Delegation at the Rajagiri Model United Nations held between 6th and 8th July 2017. 23 delegates from gps impressed the judges with their competence. This is the second time that Global Public School has consecutively won the Model United Nations held by Rajagiri and the fourth win at the MUNS’ that we have participated so far
The 11th Annual Award Evening
The 11th Annual Award Evening was held on Friday, 14th July 2017. Justice Devan Ramachandran, Judge, High Court of India was the Chief Guest who gave away the awards to the outstanding students of the school.
He extolled upon the educators to ensure that the present generation is nurtured and brought up with the values of humanity and compassion. He also reiterated that just as great oaks from little acorns grow, so also students must embrace the priceless asset of education as a sure path to success.
School Chairman, Mr. P. Jacob, Director, Mr. Johaan P. Jacob and Dean, Mr. Sreekumar Kartha graced the joyous occasion celebrating the achievements of the students. Ms. Indu Panicker, Principal presented the Annual Report of the school for the academic year 2016-17.
The event also showcased the myriad talent of the students as they performed various programmes on stage. The School Head Boy, Ashwin Menon welcomed the gathering and Ashwini Sreekumar, School Head Girl, delivered the Vote of Thanks.
A Grade in the Malayala Manorama Nalla Padam Project
Global Public School was awarded and A grade at the district level in the Malayala Manorama Nalla Padam Project for the academic year 2016-17.
The A Grade is in recognition of our sincere efforts in reaching out to the community and the less fortunate, advocating and adopting environment friendly initiatives and doing our bit towards making our society a better place.
Malala Day 2017
Gpsites celebrated Malala Day on July 12 (Malala Yousafzai’s birthday) to raise awareness about girls’ education and empowerment. The courageous spirit of the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate was celebrated and saluted.
11th Annual Awards Evening.
You are cordially invited to the 11th Annual Awards Evening on 14th July 2017 at 5.30 pm at the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditoruim, Global Public School.
Vikram Sarabhai Science Initiative SPOT Assessment 2017.
The following students have qualified for the Vikram Sarabhai Science Initiative SPOT Assessment and are ranked as follows in the state:-
BRIGHT SPOT QUALIFIERS
DEVIN GHOSH 16
ANN SUSAN SONY 3
MAITREYA VARMA 5
GRACE MATHEWS 8
SHRADHA R NAMBOOTHIRI 9
NANDANA SAJU 26
ANJU SUBRAMANIAN 4
ANANYA SREE NADHAN 10
TOBIN PRASAD 15
KEVIN GHOSH 35
ANANJAN PILLAI 5
SHANE SAROSH 7
YOHAN KOSHY JACOB 9
KRISHNA PRIYA GOKUL 17
SIDHANTH MANAPETTY 17
ADHINAA ARCHANA SHINE 18
AKANSHA KUMAR 9
RIANNA ADATTEL 13
AVANTHIKA S KARTHA 18
CHINMAYI S MANOJ 20
ADITHYA KRISHNAN 23
SRUTHI SUBRAMANIAM 1
VISHAAL DARSHAN V 6
ADITYA DILEEP 15
ANN SARAH PAUL 16
FAHEEM MOHAMMED 4
ARPAN GEORGE MATHES 9
Road Safety Awareness session by Yamaha
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Yamaha conducted a Road Safety Awareness session for the students of Grades 3 and 4 on Monday,3rd July 2017
Student Council 2017-18 sworn in.
The School Council 2017-18 was sworn in on Tuesday, 27th June 2017. Ms. Merin Joseph, the youngest officer of IPS cadre from Kerala was the chief guest at the ceremony.
Madhav Govind was elected the School Pupil Leader for the academic year 2017-18, whereas Ashwin Menon and Ashwini Sreekumar were entrusted with the responsibilities of Head Boy and Head Girl respectively.
Ms. Merin Joseph was full of praises for the school from the moment she was welcomed with a tree sapling. She emphasized on need for hard work and perseverance and called upon the newly bestowed leaders to lead by example.
The occasion was graced by School Chairman, Mr. P. Jacob; Director, Mr. Johan Jacob; Dean, Mr. Sreekumar Kartha; Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker and other dignitaries.
Champion at the GlenmarkSub-Junior National Aquatic Championship 2017.
Adhvika Asghar has secured the 5th rank in the 50m backstroke at the Glenmark Sub-Junior National Aquatic Championship 2017 which was held between 28th to 30th June at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Swimming Pool, Pune.
Talk by Mr. Nirmal Rajesh
Nirmal Rajesh, a former student of GPS international who had secured 2 A*s and 6 A's for his tenth grade results, gave a pep talk to the students of Grades 9 to 12. A humble and diligent student, Nirmal is currently majoring in Computer Science and Business Management from St Andrews University, Scotland.
Session on Drug abuse
On May 31st, 2017, Mr. Venugopal G Kurup, Head of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Cochin Sub Zone and Madurai Sub Zone addressed the gathering of parents and students of grades 11 and 12 to spread awareness on the issue of drug and substance abuse rampant amongst youngsters. He cautioned parents to be alert at all times and spoke about the catastrophic effects of drug abuse.
World Music Day 2017
Fete de la Musique or World Music Day 2017 (not to be confused with International Music Day) was celebrated yesterday, June 21, marking the beginning of summer solstice, i.e., the longest day of the year. Initiated by France in 1982, World Music day has been adopted by over 120 nations across the world, including India. On the day, musicians from all genres and all ages, amateurs and experienced performers, gather together to perform and appreciate music.
International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21st 2017 to promote India's ancient tradition of yoga as a part and parcel of everyone's daily routine. Ms. Sonal Joshi, eminent yoga practitioner took the students through various poses, emphasizing on the necessity of Yoga as a holistic approach to health and wellbeing as well as harmony between man and nature.
Student Council Election 2017-18
In a significant step towards transparency and instilling a sense of civic responsibility amongst the students, the school held elections on 21st June 2017, where the first democratically elected leaders were chosen by the voters from grades 9 to 12. Out of the five candidates, Madhav Govind was elected the School Pupil Leader. Ashwin Menon and Ashwini Sreekumar were elected the Head Boy and the Head Girl respectively.
National Reading Day
National Reading Day was celebrated on 19th June 2017 to commemorate the death anniversary of Shri. P.N Panicker, the Father of the Library Movement in Kerala.
Topsy Turvy Day
Junior school celebrated Topsy Turvy Day on 15th June 2017 as children and teachers alike turned out topsy turvy!
Inspiring Talk by Ms. Serena Tharakan
On Thursday,8th June 2017, students of Grades 9 to 12 were inspired by an impressive talk by Ms.Serena Tharakan, a 21 year old student of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Besides winning various international research competitions and publishing her work in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, this aspiring doctor has developed a medical device that increases the success rate of vascular surgeries. She has a patent pending for this device.
She urged everyone to “Start Thinking” and “Start Acting”.
World Oceans Day 2017
World Oceans Day was celebrated on June 8 by the students and teachers of Junior School with a quiz, songs and a presentation on the importance of protecting the ocean.
World Environment Day 2017
With the aim of encouraging positive environmental action by “connecting people to nature”, Global Public School, Kochi celebrated World Environment day today. On the occasion, Mrs. Manju Joseph, Coordinator of NGO, Trees For Life, distributed tree saplings to the school which were planted around the campus.
Students of the school also took part in a rally in Thiruvaniyoor with placards and messages calling upon all to appreciate Nature’s beauty and its importance and also take forward the call to protect the Earth. The rally was flagged of by Thiruvaniyoor Panchayat President, Adv. K.C Poulose. Saplings were distributed to the residents of Thiruvaniyoor as part of the World Environment day walkathon.
Academic Year 2017-18 commences
The new academic year 2017-18 commenced on 1st June 2017 on an auspicious note with prayers and blessings from teachers.
100% in Grade 10 CBSE
Global Public School is happy to announce that it has achieved 100% pass in the CBSE 2017-18 Grade X Examinations.
74.7 % students have scored above CGPA 9, of which 34% Students have achieved a CGPA of 10 ( 31 out of 91 students secured a CGPA OF 10)
100% of students have a CGPA of 7.4 and above.
Congrats to all our Students, Parents and Teachers!
100% pass in Grdae 12 CBSE
Global Public School registered a 100% pass in the CBSE Grade XII Examinations 2017.
62 out of 87 students who appeared for the exams secured Distinction, 24 got First Divisions and 1 secured a Second Division.
Congratulations to all our students for the outstanding performance!
GPS secured a 100% pass at the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations held in March 2017.
Congratulations to all the students!
Musoorie Mountain Festival 2017
gpsites participated in the Musoorie Mountain Festival organised by the Hanifl Centre for Outdoor and Environmental Study at the Woodstock School, Mussoorie on 18th, 19th and 20th May 2017. The event brought together distinguished authors, photographers, mountaineers and conservationists for panel discussions, story sharing and open dialogue on topics related to the theme of conservation.The visit helped to broaden the student's views and perspectives.
New Meet Record
Liyana Fathima Umer of grade 6 created new record at the Kerala State 34th Sub junior and 44th Junior Aquatic Championship held at Thiruvananthapuram in May 2017, by winning GOLD in the 50 meters freestyle ( Group 2).
Liyana also declared Individual Champion at the meet!
Kerala State 34th Sub junior and 44th Junior Aquatic Championship
The consolidated results of the Kerala State 34th Sub junior and 44th Junior Aquatic Championship held at Thiruvananthapuram in May 2017-
Group 2 girls
Liyana Fathima Omar Nizar
1st - 50m freestyle stroke (new meet record)
1st - 50m butterfly stroke (new meet record)
1st - 100m freestyle stroke (new meet record)
1st - 100m butterfly stroke (new meet record)
1st - 200m butterfly stroke (new meet record)
1st - 4x100m freestyle relay
1st - 4x200m freestyle relay (new meet record)
1st - 4x100m medley relay (new meet record)
Group 3 girls
Ayeisha Marie Joseph
3rd - 50m butterfly stroke
Group 4 boys
3rd - Individual medley
2nd - 4x50m freestyle relay
2nd - 4x50m medley relay
Teo Skaria Tomes
2nd - 4x50m freestyle relay
2nd - 4x50m medley relay
Group 4 girls
1st - 100m freestyle
1st - 50m backstroke (new meet record)
1st - 4x50m freestyle relay (new meet record)
1st - 4x50m medley relay (new meet record)
Aaliya Mehtab Niaz
1st - 200m individual medley
2nd - 50m breaststroke
3rd - 50m butterfly stroke
1st - 4x50m freestyle relay (new meet record)
1st - 4x50m medley relay (new meet record)
Ernakulam District Aquatic Championship 2017
The following are the winners of the Ernakulam District Aquatic Championship held at The Choice School on 21st, 22nd and 23rd April 2017.
3rd 100m backstroke
2nd 50m freestyle
1st 200m butterfly
1st 100m butterfly
1st 50m butterfly
1st 100m freestyle
1st 50m freestyle
2nd 200m butterfly
Ayeisha Marie Joseph
2nd 200m freestyle
3rd 200m individual medley
3rd 100m butterfly
3rd 50m butterfly
2nd 200m butterfly
1st 200m individual medley
2nd 100m freestyle
3rd 50m backstroke
3rd 50m freestyle
1st 50m breaststroke
1st 50m butterfly
2nd 200m individual medley
3rd 100m freestyle
Relay group 3 girls
2nd 4x50m medley relay
3rd 4x50m freestyle relay
Team - Ayeisha Marie Joseph, Nandhini Aravindakshan, Miriam Anna Mojish, Aaliya Niaz
Group 4 boys
3rd 4x50m medley relay
3rd 4x50m freestyle relay
Team- Raghav Johar, Akash Abraham, Maitreya Varma, Samuel Mojish
Global Public School has won the Consolation Prize for its sincere efforts in conservational and environmental empowerment activities in the academic year 2016-17. The prize was announced by Students Empowerment for Environmental Development (SEED) in association with Mathrubhumi and Federal bank Ltd.
Book Parade by Grade 5
Characters of The Merchant of Venice, Julius Ceaser, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and King Lear mesmerized all, as Grade 5 put up a scintillating enactment of excerpts from some of Shakespeare's famous plays!
Choral Performance by Grade 6 and 7
Students of Grade 6 and 7 brought Shakespeare to life with splendid choral performances! Grade 6 rendered Shakespeare’s quotes. Grade 7 enacted excerpts from The Merchant of Venice, Julius Ceaser and also staged a choral performance on the Seven Stages of man according to Shakespeare.
World Theatre Day
World Theatre Day was celebrated on 27th March 2017 by a mesmerizing enactment of snippets of William Shakespeare's “The Tragedy of Macbeth” by the students of Grade 8.
Under the tutelage of the English Department, around 150 students from Grade 8 enamoured both parents and teachers with their spectacular and powerful dramatization of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.
Yi Best Journalist Award
Nitya Menon of Grade 11 has won the Young Indians Best Journalist Award at the Yi Kochi Inter School Newspaper Making Contest held on January 28th, 2017.
CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad TPO 2016
Congratulations to Mrs. Anuradha Varma, Teacher, Global Public School!
She has done us proud by topping the State and securing rank 22 at the National level in the CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad TPO 2016
Painting Competition by YMCA in association with Balarama
gpsites won 12 of the 15 prizes in the Thiruvaniyoor region at the State Level Painting Competition held on Saturday, 4th February 2017 by YMCA in association with Balarama! The certificates and medals were distributed by dignitories of YMCA, Thiruvaniyoor region on 13th March 2017.
The State level winners are yet to be announced!
7th SOF International English Olympiad.
Ananya Hari (grade 2) secured the 1st rank at the 7th SOF International English Olympiad organized in partnership with the British Council
Visit to Adarsh Special School, Kureekad
As part of our endless endeavour to inspire empathy and compassion amongst our children, students of grade 5 visited Adarsh Special School on Friday 3rd March, 2017. They entertained the children of Adarsh at their assembly and donated toys and two wheel chairs to the school.
Arsenal Soccer Day celebrated
The Arsenal Soccer Day was celebrated on 4th March 2017 amidst lots of fun and excitement. With matches in three batches, Junior, Intermediate and Senior, the Arsenal Soccer Day was one of team spirit, sportsmanship and wholesome love for the sport.
The Junior category results: (Grades 2, 3 & 4)
Sportico Best Player of the Year First Place: Kesav N Babu
Sportico Best Player of the Year Second Place: Tomas Jacob
Sportico Best Player of the Year Third Place: P A Mathew Tharakan
The Intermediate category results: (Grades 5 & 6)
Sportico Best Player of the Year First Place: Akhil Joseph
Sportico Best Player of the Year Second Place: Vyshanavu Manoj
Sportico Best Player of the Year Third Place: Karan Isaac
The Seniors category reulst: (Grades 7,8)
Sportico Best Player of the Year First Place: Alan Antony Kondody
Sportico Best Player of the Year Second Place: Aadi Yesudas Suku
Sportico Best Player of the Year Third Place: Aditya Abraham Raju
Discover Ed Design Challenge 2017
STEM classes in grade 6- 8 have ushered in a positive change in students’ acumen and aptitude to critical thinking. A creative and fun Design Challenge was held by Discover Ed on 18th February 2017 to demonstrate how children have blended Science with ideas of Engineering, creativity, team spirit and fun, to create designs of cars, boats and gliders. Students of each class were divided into teams which created a design and competed with each other for the fastest design. The challenge proved to be a fun and exhilarating event!
Classic Cup Champions
Global Public School, Kochi (U/13) and Teresa Spinelly School, Kaloor (U/11) lifted the trophy in their respective categories at the finals of 5th Classic Cup Interschool Football Tournament hosted on 16th February 2017 at Global Public School, Kochi.
Teresa Spinelly School played against Al Ameen Public School, Edappally and won 2-0 in the under 11 category, whereas in the under 13 category, Global Public School defeated SN School, Poothotta (4-1) in a nail biting final match.
Former Kerala Blasters player, Mr. Sushanth Mathew who was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony, handed over the trophies to the champions. Vijay .T. Jyothi and Savio Henish Francis of Global Public School were respectively adjudged Best Player and Best Goal Keeper of the Tournament in the under 13 category. Dalvin D’couto of Teresa Spinelly School and Aman of Al Ameen Public School were the respective Best Player and Best Goal Keeper in the under 11 category.
Class of 2017 Graduates.
The Graduation Ceremony of the class of 2017 was held on Thursday, 9th February 2017 at the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium. Celebrating the success of each outgoing student, the most memorable day for the class was replete with unrestrained optimism as the underlying message of the day was “You Can’t Stop the Waves, But You Can Learn to Surf” (Jon Kabat Zinn).
Ms. Indu Panicker, Principal welcomed the gathering of graduating students and their proud parents. Mentor of the school, Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran inspired the young graduates to be open-minded at all times and courageous in the pursuit of truth. Chief Guest, Ms. Tiffany Brar (Founder, Jyothirgamaya Foundation) who is a living example of overcoming difficulties in order to chase one’s dreams, urged the youngsters not to allow any obstacle to come between their ambitions. Some parents and graduating students fondly reflected on their association with Global Public School. With the proud parents as witnesses, the scrolls were conferred on the students who then took an oath pledging their honour and commitment to making a positive difference in the world. The grand ceremony came to an end with the jubilant students flinging their caps with elation.
The 3 day long Classic Cup (Under 11) Football Tournament will commence on Tuesday, 14th February 2017.
Grade 5 LEADERSHIP CAMP
104 students of Grade 5 attended a leadership camp on 29-1-2017 and 30-1-2017 at Hornbill Resort, on the banks of the Periyar River in Kothamangalam. The training session inspired them to engage in various fun brainstorming activities and work as a team. The children played games which tested their intelligence and sharp observatory skills. They also went bird watching at three bird sanctuaries in Kothamangalam.
Solemn Pledge against Drugs.
On 30th January 2017, students of grade 11 accentuated their pledge against drugs by taking an oath against the use of narcotic substances.
Aster Medcity Sports Camp
A sports Camp was conducted by Aster Medcity on 25th January 2017 to reiterate the importance of fitness amongst the students. 70 students from grade 7 to 10 took part in the workshop wherein their stamina and vigour was tested with various strenuous activities such as Pull- Ups, Flexibility tests, Sit-Ups, Mile Run tests etc.
Kerala State Level Painting Competition
Global Public School, Kochi was host to the Kerala State Level Painting Competition conducted by YMCA on 4th February, 2017 in association with Balarama. More than 100 children from grades 1 to 10 participated in the competition unveiling their exceptional talent.
The competition got off to a colourful start with Mr. Shanoj Abraham, Secretary-YMCA inaugurating the event. Ms. Indu Panicker, Principal, Global Public School delivered the keynote address. The welcome address and the Vote of Thanks was rendered by Mr. R.K Chandrababu (Artist and Art Teacher, Global Public School) and Mr. Roy C. Kuriakose (Member, YMCA). The participants impressed everyone with their dazzling paintings.
Global Public School excels at the Masterstrokes All India Drawing Competition.
Meera Sasikumar of grade 6 won the second prize in the Master Stroke National Level Drawing Competition held in Mumbai on 11th December, 2016. The competition was privy to an array of exceptionally dazzling paintings by more than 70 extremely talented school children from all over India.
Three participants were selected to represent Kerala, of which two were from Global Public School, Kochi. Both Neha Unnikrishnan (Grade 3, Global Public School) and Meera Sasikumar (Grade 6, Global Public School) had secured first place in the State Level in different categories, thereby qualifying for the national level.
Meera Sasikumar won the prize with her unique and exclusive painting on the theme of “A Journey”. She also received prizes worth Rs. 75000/- alongside a trophy.
Both Meera Sasikumar and Neha Unnikrishnan were felicitated in the school.
Visitors from Adarsh Charitable Trust.
GPS was honoured to have visitors on Monday, 23rd January 2017. Exceptionally talented students from Adarsh Charitable Trust, an institute for the rehabilitation of differently abled children, displayed immense skill as they performed dances, mimicry, drew caricatures, played the keyboard and sang at the school assembly.
After the mesmeric performances put up by the children, Ms. Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mentor of Global Public School, urged gpsites to imbibe a lesson from the visiting children who had honed their talent against all odds.
Global Public School emerges Overall Champions at the 9th Swimming Gala.
The 9th Swimming Gala hosted by Global Public School, Kochi got off on an exciting start as Principal Ms. Indu Panicker flagged off the event at 9.00 a.m on Saturday, 21st January, 2017.
This annual championship was witness to various thrills and exhilarating moments as over 200 students from 15 schools participated in the state level interschool swimming.
The participants between the age group of 5 to 17 competed in various categories such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly stroke etc.
There were many nail biting moments as enthusiastic swimmers competed against one another, amidst encouraging cheers from the excited spectators.
Unfazed by the tough competition, Global Public School, the hosts, unleashed a barnstorming finish to emerge the Overall Champions of the 9th Swimming Gala with 150 points. Navy Children School was the runners up with 94 points, followed by The Choice School with 64 points. This is the 2nd time in a row that we have won this honour.
Hoop A Thon
A Hoop-A-Thon was organized in association with Team Rebound (a fraternity of professional basketball players from Kerala) on 20th January on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of basketball. The Hoop A Thon was conducted simultaneously in 125 schools across Kerala with around 12500 students participating in the event. The Hoop-A-Thon is a fun take on basketball wherein participants attempt maximum free-throws for a three or five minute period.
Chief Guest, Mr. Gulam Abbas Moontasir, former Indian Basketball Player and Arjuna awardee inaugurated the session in the presence of distinguished guest, Mr. Philip Mathew, Managing Editor, Malayala Manorama; President of Team Rebound, Mr. Mohammed Iqbal; International basketball players, Mr. Unwin Antony, Mr. C.V Sunny, Ms. Leelamma and Mr Subhash Shenoy as well as other dignitaries.
Stepping Stones Annual Concert, The Quest.
Stepping Stones, the kindergarten division of Global Public School, Kochi celebrated its glittering Annual Day in the midst of distinguished guests, teachers, parents and well-wishers with a delightful and charming concert, “The Quest” on 19th January, 2017.
More than 150 children from the 3 different branches of Stepping Stones performed confidently and fastidiously on stage – a unique feat by itself, which shows the quality and level of training this institution imparts.
True to its name, the charming play, “The Quest”, was about 2 people embarking on an exciting and adventurous voyage in search of a treasure to finally realize that Mother Nature herself was the most treasured bounty. The powerful message of conserving the magnificence of nature was the underlying theme of the day.
Packed with enchanting dance performances and entertaining jiggles, the play literally took the audience on an adrenaline filled expedition through dense forests swarming with wild beasts, deep oceans pulsating with colourful sea creatures and mystical islands inhabited by ethereal animals.
The fantastic visual treat put up by the tiny tots was appreciated by one and all.
Stepping Stones Annual Concert.
Stepping Stones presents “The Quest” on 19th January, 2017 at the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium.
Cell and I Art Workshop
Global Public School conducted an innovative and interesting art experiential workshop," Cell and I '’ by “The Stillness Project” of the Kochi Muziris Biennale on 12th and 13th January 2017 in its campus.
Under the aegis of renowned artist, writer and poet, Ms. Anuradha Nalapat, the workshop inspired the students on an inward journey into the uniquely alive landscape of the infinite potential and Autopoietic nature of the cell. In addition to the students of Global Public School, other students from The High Range School, Munnar also participated in this workshop.
The unique workshop inspired the participants to introspect and assess how experiences affect one’s outlook in life. The children were urged to embark on a journey in search of lassoing one’s soul, a joyous journey of revelations wherein the human cell is seen an amalgamation of science, art, drama and nature.
The workshop witnessed remarkable installations by the children focusing on their individual interpretations of “Cell and I”. These installations are under the auspices of the Art By Children Project and part of the ongoing Kochi Muziris Biennale.
The efforts and dedication of Global Public School was recognized by a Kochi Muziris Biennale which issued a certificate to the effect.
Flower Power Print Making Workshop
Eminent Artist from New York, Ms. Margaret Lanzetta conducted a “Flower Power Print Making Workshop" for the Art and Design Students of Grade 9 to 11 (GPS-International) on 6th January, 2017 under the aegis of The Art Outreach Society (A non-profit organisation that helps community through Art).
She discussed her novel method of weaving together and recombining schematic and metaphoric images juxtaposed with floral patterns. The students had an enriching experience while inculcating her method of printing floral and leaf prints. The artists’ work is currently on display at the Kochi Muziris Biennale
STEM Workshop at Bangalore
David Tony Veliath (Grade 8) and Vishnu Elachi (Grade 6) were among the 50 students selected out of the 1500 entrees from across 35 schools to participate in the workshop organized by the STEM program under Fitkids Education and Training at the Parikrma Centre for Learning, Bangalore in December 2016. The Theme for the workshop was “Pollution in the Neighbourhood” and the students worked for a month on a real time project, which aimed to measure pollution in their neighbourhood. David and Vishnu started their research by observing a bad smell emanating from a waste processing plant and discovered the harmful effects of Hydrogen Sulfide ( even in low quantities) present in the gases being released by the plant. They devised a gas sensor to detect the presence of Hydrogen Sulfide gas in the surrounding. Both of them have qualified for the next round after which if they are selected, they will be groomed over the next 3 years by the core team to help them excel at international science fairs like Google Science Fair (GSF) and Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Prism- Enrichment Day
On 22nd December 2016, Enrichment Day- Prism was celebrated wherein students showcased their skills and talents with a medley of performances in Instrumental Music ( Keyboard and Guitar), a Percussion ensemble, Dance presentations by the dance club members, an Exhibition of the children’s artwork ( pencil sketches and acrylic paintings), Plays by Theatre students as well as a Shakespearean Satire by senior students of Drama.
Lighting up lives this Christmas!
Students of Global Public School, Kochi did their bit to spread joy and peace this festive season by spearheading various charity events on 22nd December 2016 before closing for their Christmas break.
To make Christmas more memorable for the adopted CMS School Kanam, Kottayam, the students of Global Public School gave goodie bags comprising stationery items to the children of CMS School.
The students also gifted hampers of basic necessities such as toiletries, non-perishable food items and stationery to the inmates of Capernaum Charitable Trust, Pachalam, a home for the destitute and special needs women and children.
As an act of compassion, some students of Global Public School visited the Oncology wing of the Ernakulam General Hospital and handed over a cheque to a young cancer patient there.
A sale of vegetables organically grown in the school campus was organized, the proceeds of which went to charity. Similarly, a Bake and Sale of delectable goodies was also held for charity.
Hamilton Aquatics Competitions, Dubai
Liyana Fathima of grade 6 won three medals in the Hamilton Aquatics Competitions held at Dubai in December 2016. She secured the gold medal in 100 m butterfly, bronze in 50 m butterfly and silver in 100 m freestyle.
Nature and Science Club
On 20th December 2016, members of the Nature and Science Club harvested the rice crop in the school's model paddy field by separating the grains (Karannel Krishi). They also visited the paddy fields in Vettickal.
Young Sparks 2016-17.
The finals of the Young Sparks was conducted in December, 2016 for the students of grade 1-5. The brilliant youngsters excelled in the literary and cultural competitions proving their exceptional talents!
Anu Memorial Swimming Tournament 2016
GPS emerge the Overall Runners Up at the Anu Memorial Swimming Tournament held at Pala on 10th December 2016. Liyana Fathima Ummer and Eesha Boby clinched the titles of Individual Championship in the under 12 and under 10 girls categories respectively.
The following are the winners in the various categories-
Aditi Subhash- 3rd in 50m Freestyle and 2nd in Butterfly
Eesha Boby - 1st in 50m freestyle, 3rd in Breaststroke and 1st in Individual Medley
Akash Abraham - 1st -25m Freestyle, 1st - 50m Breaststroke and 3rd- Butterfly
Samuel Mojish-3rd-25m freestyle
Aaliya Mehtab Niaz - 1st-Breaststroke and 1st -butterfly
Adhvika Asghar - 1st-backstroke
Parvathy Viswanath -3rd-Butterfly
Liyana Fathima- 1st-50m butterfly, 1st-50m freestyle and 1st-200m Individual Medley
CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition 2016
The CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition with its diverse projects on the theme “Science, Technology and Mathematics for Nation building” with sub themes in the spheres of Health, Industry, Transport and Communication, Innovations in renewable resources for sustainable environment, Food Production and Food Security and Mathematical solution in everyday life was hosted by Global Public School.
The event was inaugurated on 14th December 2016 by our mentor, Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran who reiterated that Science was the only solution to current problems haunting the world, such as hunger, poverty, illiteracy, climate change and environmental degradation.
The exhibition had 150 students participating from around 50 schools all over Kerala with 78 remarkable exhibits.
The three day long exposition came to an end today at the Joseph Purakal Memorial Auditorium with the closing ceremony being presided over by senior scientist of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Mrs. Nidhi Bansal who also gave away the certificates to the 18 winners who have qualified for the national level.
The CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition.
Global Public School will host the CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition 2016-17 from tomorrow.The three day long science exhibition will have 240 students from around 70 schools all over Kerala, participating. The 120 exhibits will be displayed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m from 14th to 16th December 2016.
The exhibition will be inaugurated at 9.00 a.m tomorrow in the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium by Mentor Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran.
Outstanding Delegate at The Ivy League Model United Nations Conference.
Sahibjeet Singh (Grade 12, GPS-International) was adjudged the Outstanding Delegate at The Ivy League Model United Nations Conference 2016, amongst a delegation of 99 members. Representing Chile in the International Labour Organisation, he had the experience of interacting with more than 200 students from across the world who participated in various delegations.
Global Public School celebrates the vision of “Haritha Keralam”.
Our students enacted a street play in the Thiruvaniyoor Community Hall and other places on 8th December 2016 with the aim of championing the cause of a beautiful, clean and green state. The street play which was staged in accordance with the state government’s initiative, “Harita Keralam, Sundara Keralam” was well appreciated by the audience which included MLA Mr. V.P Sajeendran, the Panchayat President and other members.
In furtherance of this vision, students of grade 1 also planted spinach seedlings within the campus.
On Friday, 9th December, the Kids for Kochi members of the school also cleaned up Fort Kochi beach as part of the Harita Keralam week.
1st prize at Splendore 2016.
Sanaa Mariam Mehboob of Grade 12 (GPS-International) represented Global Public School at Splendore 2016- An inter school and inter college competition conducted by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on 29th November 2016.
She participated in the Just A Minute event and went on to beat more than 12 schools to win the 1st Prize along with a cash award of Rs. 5000/-.
Sanaa won the hearts of the audience as well as the judges with her spontaneous responses.
As part of the initiative supported by Agricultural Department of Thiruvaniyoor and Thiruvaniyoor Grama Panchayat, members of the Nature Club went to Thiruvaniyoor Vettickal Thattepadam to sow the paddy fields on 24th November, 2016. The nature loving students were delighted with the opportunity to get close to nature and explore the intricacies of sowing a field.
School Principal, Ms Indu Panicker, Panchayat President, Advocate KC Paulose, Agricultural Officer, Mr. K.K George and Land Owner, Mr. K.T Mathai were also a part of the event.
22nd South Zone Sport Climbing Competition.
Our students were part of the team from Kerala that participated in the 22nd South Zone Sport Climbing Competition held at Bangalore in association with General Thimaya National Academy of Adventure in December 2016. This the first time in Sport Climbing history that Kerala has not only participated, but has also bagged five trophies in the event.
Congratulations to Rosh John George (Grade 6) who got the 2nd position and Sharon George (Grade 11) who won the second place in lead climbing.Both of them have qualified for the Nationals.
The 11th Annual Senior Sports Day
The senior school celebrated its 11th Annual Sports Day on Saturday 3rd December, 2016. Celebrated athlete, Arjuna Awardee and Olympian, Mr. K.M Binu was the Chief Guest for the day. The highlight of the meet was a spectacular and grand drill display "Tiranga" by more than 600 students, saluting the Armed Forces for their valour and courage. After all, these brave men and women gave their tomorrow for our today.
The 11th Annual Junior Sports Day
The 11th Annual Junior Sports Day was celebrated on Friday 2nd December, 2016 as a dedication to the Armed Forces of India. The Chief Guest of the day was Cdr. Arul G. Sabesh of the Southern Naval Command. Befitting the theme, each event of the day was presented with efficiency and discipline a la military style as a tribute to the brave and courageous Armed Forces.
World Topper and India Topper from GPS-I
The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards has once again declared Lakshmi Sunil Menon (Grade 12, GPS– International) a World Topper, this time in the Travel and Tourism AS Level Examinations held in November 2015. Last year she was the World Topper in the Travel and Tourism IGCSE Examinations held in November 2014. She was also the India Topper for Sociology in the same examination series in 2014.
Following close in her footsteps is Khadeeja Imthiaz (Grade 11, GPS- International) who was bestowed the High Achievement Award by the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for securing the title of India Topper as well as the 2ndRank in the World in the Travel and Tourism IGCSE Examinations held in November 2015.
Congratulations to the exemplary students Lakshmi, and Khadeeja as well as to Mrs. Cuckoo Philip, their teacher who was instrumental in the students’ extra ordinary performance!
Interactive session by Chef Amrit
Students of grade 5 attended an interactive session in school by cycling enthusiast, Chef Amrit on 24th November 2016. Chef Amrit shared his experiences as a cyclist and also emphasized on safety measures to be followed while on an expedition.
He also enlightened the children on the different life styles, food habits and cultural diversity of people from different parts of India.
RSC Football Tournament
gps emerges Runners Ups in the Under 10 category at the RSC Football Tournament held at the Regional Sports Centre, Kadavanthra on 25th and 26th November, 2016.
Congratulations to Akhil Joseph (Grade 5) for having winning the Best Player Title in the Under 10 Category.
XXI Cluster XI Athletics Championship 2016-2017
Congratulations to Mathew Paulose (Grade 12) for having qualified for the national level after winning the silver medal for Shot Put at the XXI Cluster XI Athletics Championship 2016-2017 held at the Maharajas Synthetic Track, Ernakulam between 25th to 27th November 2016.
KS Saurav won the bronze medal in 100m race. Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that admissions for the Academic Year 2017-2018 are now open.
CBSE Board : Grades 2 to 9
Cambridge Board : Grade 9 and Grade 11 (AS Level).
For admissions, please contact the registrar at
Phone: +91 (484) 271 3743 / 5 / 6.
Kerala Sahodaya CBSE Kalotsav.
Congratulations to Shivaang Panicker (Grade 8) for winning the FIRST prize in mimicry at the Kerala State Level CBSE Kalotsav held in Adimali in November 2016!
Congratulations also to Ashok Joseph ( Grade 4) for winning the THIRD place in Malayalam Elocution at the same event!
Master stroke- All India Drawing Competition
Congratulations to Neha Unnikrishnan of Grade 3 and Meera Sasikumar of Grade 6 who have been selected for the Masterstrokes All India Drawing Competition.
National Level Swimming Competition
The CBSE National Level Swimming Championship held at Bhopal last week witnessed yet another stellar performance by Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar, a student of grade 6, Global Public School, Kochi.
Liyana Fathima Ummer won 3 medals at the event which was held on 13th, 14th and 15th November 2016. She is the only student from Kerala to have won gold at this National Level event.
Liyana won a gold medal each in 50 Meter Butterfly stroke as well as in 50 meter freestyle. In the 100 meter butterfly stroke, she won the silver medal.
The Relay team of Global Public School consisting of Aleesa Elsa Georgie, Aditi Subhash, Nandini Rajeev and Ayeisha Maria Joseph won the 4th place at the competition.
Trip to Kidscity, Kakkanad
Students of Grade 1 and 2 went on a fun filed field trip to Kidscity, Kakkanad, wherein they played on the attractive rides!
Grade 3, 4 and 5 trip to Nutmeg Greens.
Students of Grade 3, 4, 5 went for a field trip to the Nutmeg Greens Estate, Ezhattumugham in November. The children saw turkeys, ducks, swans, hens, goats, rabbits, hamsters, puppies etc as they strolled around the sprawling estate lush with evergreen trees like Nutmeg and Rubber as well as myriad varieties of flora. The trip to the organic farmhouse as well as the sumptuous organic food served there was a rejuvenating experience for the children, teachers as well as parents who had accompanied the group.
Katha National Utsav 2016!
Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the Finals of the Katha National Utsav 2016 to be held in December in New Delhi.
1. Uma K. Pillai (Grade 8)
2. Ashwini Sreekumar (Grade 10)
3. Anju Subramanian ( grade 4)
4. Gayatri Kartha (Grade 7)
5. Shivani Suraj Nair ( Grade 9)
6. Cherin (Grade 8)
7. Alisa Ciby (grade 5)
8. Ann Maria Felix (grade 7)
9. Ria Manu Joseph ( grade 5)
10. Varun Menon (grade 5)
1st Place in Novice Novella
Global Public School came 1st in Novice Novella- inter-school story writing competition focusing on the team work between an illustrator and a writer. Malavika Menon and David Tony of Grade 8 were the team that secured the 1st place in the Junior Category of the competition held by Chinmaya Vidyala, Vaduthala.
Childrens Day celebrations.
Children’s Day was celebrated with cheer, joy and excitement in the school. Students of Stepping Stones came dressed up as their favourite fairy tale characters: Cinderellas, Rapunzels, charming princes, Shakuntala etc!
Grade 1-5 students kick started their day by running a marathon under the guidance of Mr. Ramesh Kanjilimadhom (President of Soles of Cochin Runners Club). The children of Stepping Stones and Junior School were then entertained by a mesmerizing Magic Show by Magician Aladin and team.
Zest Fest Inter House Cultural Competition was held for the students of grade 6-12. Students of each House competed in Drama, Dance and Music making it a memorable day for all! Delicious cupcakes were distributed amongst all the students to celebrate Children’s Day.
AS level travel and Tourism students organise tour for A level students
AS Level Students organised a camp for students of A Level as part of the Travel and Tourism coursework. The 2 nights and 3 days camp to Masinagudi was organised by the Travel and Tourism students to develop team building through fun activities, trekking and jungle safaris.
AS level travel and Tourism students organise Tours
Travel and Tourism AS Level students organised a fun filled trip for the students of Grade 10 as part of their coursework.The 3 nights and 4 days trip to Mysore and Coorg was planned and executed solely by the AS Level Travel & Tourism students of GPS-International.
Ashok Joseph (Grade 4) and Shivaang Panicker (Grade 8) have qualified for the Kerala State Level CBSE Kalotsav 2016 to be held in Adimali in November 2016.
Ashok Joseph had secured the 2nd prize (Category 1) in Malayalam Elocution whereas Shivaang Panicker had won the 1st prize in Mimicry (Category 3) in the Regional Level Kerala Sahodaya CBSE Kalotsav. Nayanah Soju (Grade 6) had also won the 3rd prize for English Recitation (category 2) at the regional level.
Global Book Reading Session
As part of our endeavour to encourage reading among children, a global reading session was conducted by the school on 27th october in association with Helen O Grady International. The award winning book 'The Bear Ate your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone- Roach was read and enacted for the students of grade 1-5 as part of the world's largest shared reading experience.
Helen O Grady Story International
Helen O Grady International conducted a workshop for the teachers of Junior school as well as Stepping Stones on 25th October 2016. Tips on how to make learning a fun experience with using drama and such activities involving all the senses were discussed at length.
4th GPS PREMIER INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016
The 4th GPS PREMIER INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016 was hosted by Global Public School on 25th to 27th October 2016. The district level tournament had participants from 14 schools across the district.
The girls team of Little Flower School, Koratty and the boys team of Sacred Heart CMI Public school won the championship.Aleena Sebi of Little Flower School and Shawn Luis of Sacred Heart School were declared the Best Players of the Tournament.
The trophies and certificates were distributed by International basketball player, Euedric Perera in the presence of Global Public School Chairman, Mr. P. Jacob, Director, Mr. Johan P. Jacob and Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker.
Keral Piravi Celebrated
Students celebrated Kerala Piravi with a special assemby today. A poignant recitation of the poem “Pookaalam” by the illustrious Malayalam poet, Kumaranasan followed by songs celebrating the diverse and beautiful landscape synonymous with Kerala as well as an enchanting Mohiniyatam performance marked the beginning of the Kerala Piravi celebrations in the school. The children spent time in the shade of a West Indian Medlar Tree decorated with Malayalam alphabets, listening and performing to folklores and poems about Kerala, thereby paying homage to the revered language of Kerala.
Global Reading Event.
Global Public School partners with Helen 'O Grady International for a global reading event on Thursday, 27th October 2016.
GPS Invitational Basketball Tournament 2016.
The GPS Invitational Basketball Tournament 2016 commences.
Silver Medal in shooting.
Natasha Joseph of grade 11 won a Silver Team Award at the State Level Air Rifle Shooting Championship held at Thodupuzha. She also won the Silver Team Award at the Regional South Zone Air Rifle Shooting Championship held at Madurai, Tamil Nadu in October 2016.
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs on the Mohana Veena
Renowned slide guitarist and Grammy award winner, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt entranced our students on Monday, 24th October 2016, with his unique performance on the MOHANA VEENA. The mesmerizing recital was organized by the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY). Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is an instrumentalist of international acclaim, credited with the creation and design of the Mohana Veena (Slide Guitar), a revolutionary take on the western Hawaiian guitar. The children relished the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully experience and appreciate the versatility and expression of virtuoso, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
CBSE SOUTH ZONE SWIMMING COMPETITION
We are happy to announce that the following winners in the CBSE SOUTH ZONE SWIMMING COMPETITION at EDIFI World School at Hyderabad on 13-15th Oct 2016. They have qualified for the Nationals to be held in Bhopal in November 2016.
Aditi Subhash :
Silver – 4X100 mts Medley relay
Bronze – 4X100 mts freestyle relay
Ayeisha Maria Joseph :
Silver – 4X100 mts Medley relay
Bronze – 4X100 mts freestyle relay
Nandini Rajeev Aravindakshan:
Silver – 4X100 mts Medley relay Bronze – 4X100 mts freestyle relay
Liyanna Fathima Umer Nizar:
Silver -4X100 mts Medley relay
Bronze – 4X100 mts freestyle relay
Silver -50 mts butterfly
Silver -100 mts butterfly
Silver -50 mts freestyle
Aleesa Elsa Georgie :
Silver -50 4X100 mts Medley relay
Student Exchange Program to New Zealand.
Aimed at encouranging an enriching curriculum beyond classrooms, 21 students are currently in New Zealand on a 10 day Student Exchange Program in association with St. Hilda's Collegiate School, Dunedin. This is our 3rd batch of students to participate in this cultural exchange program.
Teachers Day celebrated
Students paid tribute to their teachers today as they organised a special assembly for them on Teachers Day . After a special prayer invoking blessings from the Almighty, the students dedicated their love through a touching and poignant poem recitation as well as a song devoted especially for their beloved teachers.
They eloquently acknowledged the importance of teachers in shaping their future and gifted them elegantly hand made bookmarks as gesture of gratitude.
Marathon Challenge Programme,
Congratulations to Sarthak Manikthala and V.J Abhijith of Grade 5, for completing 42.2 kms distance in the year 2015-16 as part of the Marathon Challenge Programme, developed by Mr. Steve Boones in association with Soles of Cochin, and endorsed by Global Public School.They were felicitated on August 25th, 2016 by mentor Ms. Lakshmi Ramachandran.
Lakshmi Neelkanth of grade1 has won the Runners Up Trophy at the CIAL-IGU-S2-Junior Golf Championship held on 14th and 15th August 2016 at the CIAL Golf Club,Nedumbassery, Ernakulam.
Congratulatuions to the young and dynamic golfer.
Saluting the jawans.
Students of Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor, paid tribute to the soldiers of the country as part of “AZADI 70”, by making and sending postcards to the jawans. AZADI 70 is a venture of CBSE to celebrate the 70th year of the nation’s independence. Around 600 students of Global Public School expressed their love and gratitude to the servicemen for zealously guarding the country, by painting and crafting lovely postcards enclosed with beautiful messages. These cards were sent to the Army Postal Officer for distribution amongst the jawans.
Overall Champions of the RBC Cup Inter-School Badminton Tournament
Gps Badminton team declared overall Champions of the RBC Cup Inter-School Badminton Tournament conducted by River Bourne Centre, Thripunithura on 18th & 19th August 2016.
Our Champions in following age categories were:
1) U11 Boys - KIRAN NOGUCHI (2B), UDAI NOGUCHI (4E), MARKUS JOSEPH KONDODY (5A)
2) U11 Girls - DIYA MARIAM MATHEW (4E), M PAVITHRA (6D)
3) U17 Boys - RITWIK SUJITH NAMBIAR (12B), RAHUL DEV M (11C), V S ANANTHA SANKAR (11C)
We also won Runners-up in following age categories:
1) U13 Boys - PRANAV SUJITH NAMBIAR (9C), AMIYA NOGUCHI (8C)
2) U15 Boys - EBEN KURIAN JOHN (8C), PRANAV SUJITH NAMBIAR (9C)
3) U15 Girls - MARY ALEENA KONDODY (10D), LIYANA FATHIMA UMER NIZAR (6D), M PAVITHRA (6D)
4) U17 Girls - MARY ALEENA KONDODY (10D), M PAVITHRA (6D), SNEHA KANDANTAYATHU SHIBU (11A)
Kiran Noguchi (2B) was selected as the 'Best Future Talent' of the Tournament and was awarded with ProAse sponsored Badminton Shoes & Sportswear.
2nd Prize at Panache 2016.
Global Public School won 2nd prize for their remarkable feat at Panache 2016, a literary cum socio-cultural venture conducted by St. Theresa’s College on Saturday, 20th August 2016. Competing against college students, their spectacular A Capella Performance not only won the 2nd prize, but also the hearts of the judges who applauded them as "one of the finest a school has ever produced in a long time!”
Runners Up at Impulse 2016
Global Public School participated and won the Runners Up Trophy in Impulse 2016- Retro Redux which was hosted by The Choice School on Friday 19th August 2016.
The Drama Team won the 1st prize with their humorous play “An Airy fairy Love Story” into which a surprise character was seamlessly added. Our students also won the 1st prize for their enactment in the Surprise Event-Ad Zap. The music band team as well as the Dance team clinched the 3rd prizes each. Team gps lifted the Runners Up Trophy with their extraordinary performances in Impulse. The students of gps proved to be worthy opponents who strived to prove their mettle at every stage of the competition.
Nature Club felicitated on Chingam onnu
As part of the celebrations of 'Chingam onnu Karshaka Dinnam" by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Agriculture Department of Thiruvaniyoor felicitated our Nature Club for their applaudable effort in inspiring love for nature.
"Chingam Onnu" celebrated.
Members of the Nature Club celebrated the auspicious occasion of “Chingam Onnu” by planting seedlings to commemorate the beginning of the New Year according to the Malayalam calendar. The first day of ‘chingam” is of great significance to the farmers and represents liveliness and prosperity after the rains.
Independence Day 2016
Independence Day was celebrated with great fervor and patriotism on August 15th 2016 in the school premises. After the flag hoisting ceremony and the school rendering the National Anthem, Ms. Indu Panicker, Principal solemnly recited the famous poem “Where the mind is without fear” by Rabrindranath Tagore invoking the feeling of fearlessness and the true spirit of freedom in the young minds. The students of junior school sang patriotic songs and enacted skits relevant to the day. Students of senior school celebrated by participating in Inter House Patriotic Song, Tableau and Extempore competitions. As a befitting ending to the day, sweets were distributed amongst the students.
CROSSROADS 2016 organised
CROSSROADS 2016 was conducted on 12th August 2016 and was inaugurated in the morning by veteran mimicry artist,stand up comedian, television host and Malayalam film actor, Mr. Ramesh Pisharody at the Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium of the school.
Students from several schools participated in the fete wherein their multi-disciplinary skills were tested and quizzed at each echelon. The students represented various pre-assigned countries such as India, Greece, Egypt, China, Brazil etc and participated in three rounds: Ground Zero, Roping Up and Pinnacle. Each round consisted of various activities that tested their expertise and creativity in Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Mathematics, Science, General Knowledge, Sports, Travel & Tourism, Photography, English proficiency, Cookery skills and even ingenuity in Recycling.
Choice School, Tripunithura scored the highest points from all three levels and emerged the Champions. Gregorian Public School Maradu came in second, followed by Nava Nirman Public School. The colourful fiesta concluded at 5 pm with prizes being distributed by noted music director and playback singer, Alphons Joseph
Career Guidance Program
A career guidance workshop was organized by One Step Up on August 4th and 5th 2016 for the students of grade 11 and 12. Mr. Shiv Dewan and his team from One Step Up briefed the students on how career planning could benefit them and how to go about career selection smartly. The workshop offered entertaining (and often humorous) modules on various diverse career options, ranging from Aeronautical Engineering to Modelling and beyond. Students could attend the modules of their choice, irrespective of their stream selection. Videos starring real people engaged in those careers provided a clearer inside perspective into the pros and cons of each career. Students were encouraged to deep dive into their interests and also choose careers and colleges which could be achieved irrespective of their Grade 12 marks. They were also briefed about the various application processes for colleges within and outside India as well as how to put together a comprehensive CV. This one year long Career Guidance program will be extremely insightful for our students.
Field trip-Sociology students
Sociology students of Grades 11 and 12 visited a Granite mine and quarry, Thodupuzha on August 9th, 2016 as part of their studies.
Spelling Bee Competition
A Spelling Bee Competition was organised for the students of grade 1-11 on 5th and 6th August, 2016. Around 150 students participated in this competition which was organised in association with Hope Foundation.
Kids for Kochi plants trees
On August 6th, Kids for Kochi students planted saplings at St.Josephs Church and ILLIKKAL VPYLP SCHOOL Kumbalangi in association with " Trees for life" an NGO working towards a greener earth.
Visit by Principal Examiner of Food & Nutrition, Cambridge University
Jean Batchlor, Principal Examiner of Food & Nutrition, Cambridge University visited and interacted with the Food & Nutrition students of Grades 9 & 10, GPS-International on 4th August 2016. The interactive session began with our students sharing recipes ranging from pesto sauce to samosas. Ms. Jean, discussed methods and shared tips to convert low skill dishes into high skills ones. The session turned out to be highly informative and fruitful as she also elaborated on how best to approach the Food and Nutrition Cambridge examinations.
Global Public School to host Crossroads- a multi disciplinary Inter School Competition on 12th August 2016. 8 a.m to 5 pm. The annual fete , CROSSROADS will have around 250 students from several schools in and around Ernakulam participating wherein their multi-disciplinary skills will be tested and quizzed at each echelon.
11th All Kerala Inter School Open Chess Tournament
Gps Chess team participated in the 11th All Kerala Inter School Open Chess Tournament conducted by Bhavans Varuna Vidyalaya, Thrikkakara on 29th & 30th of July 2016. Around 40 schools participated & Gps Chess Team came overall 12th position with a total points tally of 50.5.
Congregation of International Representatives Model United Nations ( CIR MUN)
Team GPS won the Best Delegation Award at the Congregation of International Representatives Model United Nations ( CIR MUN) hosted by Chinmaya Vidyala on 28th and 29th July 2016. This is the 3rd time in a row that our students have won the Best Delegation Award at an MUN.
GPS played the perfect hosts and welcomed all the former gpsites back to school on Friday, 22nd July, 2016. The grand meet of alumni was held as part of the decennial celebration of the school. 105 students from the 2011 batch onwards cruised in from across the globe to participate in the much anticipated “Alumni Meet-2016”.
The alumni day was an action packed one with friendly football and basketball matches between the former and present students. The current students entertained the alumni with flash mobs and even an energetic zumba dance performance. Games such as Lemon Juice drinking contest, Ice Breakers, Treasure Hunts etc were organized.
The alumni were literally taken down memory’s lane as they were served the ubiquitous lemon juice and the much loved samosas on arrival. Lunch consisted of their favourite Biriyani with frozen yoghurt as dessert!
It was definitely an emotional day replete with nostalgia as the alumni met their teachers and friends at their beloved alma mater.
An Alumni committee was formed in which Mohammed Thahirrudin (2011 batch) was elected president, Rahul Varghese (2011) as Secretary and Sasha John (2014 batch) as Treasurer.
Batch representatives are:
2011- Aakash Orison
2014-Sabri Zakir Ali
2016- Noah Abraham
District Level Shooting Championship
Natasha Joseph of grade 11 won three gold medals in the District Level Shooting Championship organized by Ernakulam District Rifle Association for the junior, youth and senior women categories
Helen O Grady Story telling Workshop.
The teachers of Stepping stones and Junior school attended an interactive workshop – Stories and more, on story telling as a medium of teaching on 22nd July, 2016. It was conducted by Kusumika Chatterjee, a renowned educator, legendary story teller & Queens award winner from Coventry, United Kingdom.
She emphasized the need for voice modulation, expression and mudras and also showed how puppets could be used effectively. Some of the main points she emphasized were:
*All teachers should act and act all the time *Use expressions/mudras from dance forms.
*Dramatize the story *Make every lesson alive *Give children corners in class for props, art and dressing up. After each story give them the freedom to explore whichever corner they want.
*Take children out to explore.
The workshop was an eye-opener for every teacher.
Amazing Grace Music Concert
The decennial celebrations of Global Public School culminated in a grand Musical Extravaganza wherein our amazingly talented school choir performed live alongside Stephen Devassy &SOLID,The Band, Rimy Tomy, Sayanora and other luminaries on Saturday, 23rd July, 2016 at the Regional Sports Centre, Kadavanthara.
Stephen Devassy , a powerhouse of divine talent performed magic with his nimble fingers and mesmerized young and old alike!
Rimy Tomy entertained and enlivened the show with her signature style of performance! Sayanora, Shyam Prasad and Pradeep performed with panache at the concert. The School Choir performed a medley of songs with The Solid Band, showcasing their vocal range, melody and harmony with perfection.
M.J infrastructure, Silk Air etc were the sponsors for the evening.
GPS considers itself to be exceptionally blessed and fortunate to have achieved this milestone of 10 years with blessings from the Almighty as well as from parents and well wishers. And no celebration is complete at GPS without helping the less fortunate. We believe in giving with joy to the destitute since joy itself is the greatest reward. The proceeds of the fund raising event were handed over to Father James Puthussery, Director of Sevagram Trust, consisting of Avedhana Bhavan and Children Village, Thalayolaparambu.
Team gps won the Best Delegation Award at the RMUN (Model United Nations) hosted by Rajagiri School on 18th and 19th July 2016!
The 10th Annual Awards Evening
The 10th Annual Awards Evening was held on Wednesday 20th July 2014 in the Purackal Joseph Auditorium. Befitting the theme of 10 years of abundant blessings, the school choir mesmerized us with a poignant rendition of the much admired hymn; Amazing Grace. Chief Guest, Prof (Dr.) Rose Varghese, Vice-Chancellor, NUALS handed over the numerous awards to the deserving students in the presence of Chairman, P. Jacob and other luminaries of the school. Ms. Indu Panicker delivered the Annual Report 2015-16. After the Chief Guest’s poignant address, Mentor of our school, Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran enthused the gathering with her inspiring address. A medley of entertainment by the students marked the grand end to the spectacular evening.
Students of Global Public School participated in FRESCO 2016, hosted by Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School on July 8th 2016, wherein the budding artists received an opportunity to learn different art styles and compete in in various competitions. Kashi Nath of Grade 4 won the consolation prize in Painting with Oil Pastels whereas Adithya Prakash of Grade 7 won First Place in Painting with Watercolors. Both the winners were felicitated in the school.
Service day @GPS
As part of our decennial celebrations, the school organized various community outreach programs in and around Ernakulam on Monday, 18th July, 2016.
Children of different grades embarked on Clean up drives at Marine Drive, Tripunithura Railway Station and Chottanikara Bus Stand.
Some children spent quality time with the inmates of Providence Home, Kizhakkambalam and Cancer Centre Perumbuadappu and distributed essential items amongst them.
A section of the students held meaningful placards and conducted a Traffic Awareness Campaign at important locations in the city.
A street play on the Conservation of Rivers was enacted at Marine Drive, Kochi.
The students of junior school donated 30 desks and chairs as well as rice to Sevagram Children's Village, Pothy, Thalayolaparambu.
At gps, we believe that no celebration is complete without helping the less fortunate.
Brightening up the "anganwadis" with colours!
As a prelude to the Week Long Decennial celebrations, Yi students of gps, branched out to various locations in ernakulam on 16th July, 2016 under the leadership of NGO, Ashoka Tree to brighten up "anganwadis".
They undertook the task of painting the blackboards as well as the walls of 6 "anganwadis" in around Kadavanthara and Ponnuruni.
10th Annual Awards Evening
You are cordially invited to the 10th Annual Awards Evening at 3.15 p.m on the 20th July,2016 at the Joseph Purakal Memorial Auditorium.
Investiture Ceremony- Grade 5
The investiture ceremony for grade 5 was held on 14th July 2016. The mantle of student Council was passed on to the students of grade 5D. This leadership initiative provides an opportunity to every student to learn and exercise the right values and leadership skills. The ceremony was attended by members of the core team as well as parents.
Yi- We can, We will!
Global Public School has been an active member of Young Indian for the past 5 years. Yi is a non government, non profit organisation which has created a platform for the youth to contribute and be part of the great story of India's development.
On 13th July, 2016, Yi Charter day was held for the academic session of 2016-17 to choose the new leaders.
Our school currently has 260 active Yi members of which Adithya Shyam (grade 10) and Parnika Palazhi (grade 10) assumed the roles of President and Secretary respectively.The treasurer is Aaron Cherian (grade 11) and the chair of Skill Development is Ashwini Sreekumar ( grade 10). The Entrepreneurship Wing which will mastermind new and extraordinary ideas is chaired by Arjun .S (grade 11) whereas the Chair of the Entertainment Wing is Meenakshi.G (grade 11).
The newly elected Yi leaders as well as the School Council members shall scale new heights with the support of Young India, and play a proactive role in the country's development. After all the motto of Yi is "We can, We Will!"
Magical Moments with Magician Muthukad!
Students of Grades 2-7 attended a fascinating magic Show on12th July, 2016 at the Fine Arts hall, Ernakulam. The show by the eminent magician, Muthukad was organized by Malayala Manorama and literally transported the bewitched students into a world of charm and fantasy.
Children were mesmerized by the illusions created by Magician Muthukad when he disappeared and appeared at will! A charismatic performer, Muthukad stole the hearts of our children by making them participate in some of the tricks!
MONTAGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TRINALE 2015-16
Global Public School proudly presents “MONTAGE”- A celebration of Children’s Art. “Montage” is an International Child Art Exhibition & Best School Art Award hosted every three years by our school.
The Montage International School Trinale 2015-16 will be inaugurated at 11.30 a.m today at the Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi. The exhibition of acrylic and oil paintings from numerous participants from across the world will be open for 5 days, between 11:30 am and 7:00 pm until 16th July, 2016.
Our students who topped the AISSCE Grade XII Board examinations were felicitated by the District Collector, Mr. M. G. Rajamanickam, at the Merit Evening organized by the CBSE Sahodaya Schools Complex on 17th June, 2016.
The students who made us proud by their achievements are:
1. Kandathil Steve Bobby - Achieved all A1s
2. Tushar S Vibhish - Achieved all A1s, 100% in Biology
3. Govind Vijayakrishnan - Achieved all A1s, Topper in English
4. Greeshma Sajeevan - Achieved all A1s, Topper in Entrepreneurship
5. Veena Balachandran - Achieved all A1s
6. Pavithra S Menon - Topper in English
7. Safa A - Topper in Commercial Art
Talk on Personal hygiene
A very informative talk on girls’ health and hygiene was conducted by a well-known NGO: Centre for Hygiene, Research and Development (CHR) on Wednesday the 29th of June. The speaker Mrs.Jesna Shivashankar who addressed all the girl students from grade 7 upwards, highlighted various helpful health facts on how to maintain a hygienic body. She spoke about various symptoms and diseases resulting from lack of proper hygiene and sanitation. The interactive session had many girls sharing their experiences and clearing doubts and myths. Respect for one's own body and its upkeep were stressed upon. The session proved to be an enlightening one.
Gold Medal for Liyana!
Liyana Fathima Umer of Grade 6 won a gold medal for Kerala in the 50m Freestyle at the 33rd National Subjunior & Junior Aquatic Championship.
Aviator for a day!
As part of their diamond jubilee celebrations, the School for Naval Airmen (SFNA) had conducted an Aviator for a Day Workshop on 28th June 2016 which was attended by our School Pupil Leader, Gowri Vishwanathan and Fire House Captain, Sean Sunil.
The enthusiastic students were taken through the daily routine of an aviator, including a visit to the Air Traffic Control tower and the chance to observe the aircraft hangars of the various helicopters and biplanes used. They also had the opportunity to interact with the Beginner’s Flight Simulator, allowing them to independently fly their own aircraft and wear the pilot’s uniform. The enlightening event which was headed by Lt Naveen Thomas and Lt CDR Antima Ghaiya proved to be an extremely rewarding experience and a source of inspiration for the students.
Animation Program to be launched on July 1st, 2016.
Global Public School in association with Aniguru Animations Private Limited (a pioneer educational services company) introduces a one-of-its-kind unique interactive Cross disciplinary program through the medium of animation, to enhance the students’ existing grade level.
This program aims at providing a new-age and fun learning environment to the students of grade 2-8 to uplift and empower them to reach their true potential so as to be life-long learners and future leaders.
Seamlessly integrated into the academic curriculum, animation is a great classroom activity that develops and sharpens one’s academic skills and certain life skills while enhancing the understanding of the various subjects.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was commemorated by organizing a Poster Making Camp to create awareness against drugs and narcotics.
Mr. Venugopal .G. Kurup (SP-Narcotics Cell) who spoke on the occasion expressed his concern about the alarming trend of drug usage in the city.
Investiture Ceremony 2016-17
The honourable School Council for the academic year 2016-17 assumed responsibilities at the Investiture Ceremony held on 22nd June 2016. Vice Admiral Raman Prem Suthan PVSM, AVSM, VSM was the chief guest at the august ceremony wherein the newly appointed leaders took a solemn oath to uphold the merit and values of the school. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Raman Prem Suthan reiterated that no one is born a leader, yet go on to become exemplary leaders due to sheer hard work and attitude.
International Day of Yoga Celebrated.
Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor, marked the momentous event of International Yoga Day on June 21st by organizing a yoga session under the tutelage of renowned yoga trainer Ms. Sonal Joshi. 1600 students as well as members of the faculty converged in the Auditorium and radiated positivity with different yoga poses. The benefits of yoga in tackling maladies such as learning disorders and other alarming ailments were stressed upon in the session. Global Public School has always encouraged yoga as "an absolute science and technology for the overall well-being of students and staff alike
Talent Time at Junior School
Junior School conducted a Talent Time on 9/6/2016 wherein students confidently showcased their talent.
Young talented children of grades 2-5 put in highly entertaining performances with songs, instrumental music, book- reading, dancing and poem recitation. Annie madam and Seema madam commended all of the contestants on their resilience: ‘We cannot underestimate the confidence it takes to perform live in front of such a large audience”
Go wild for Life!
World Environment Day was celebrated with ardent fervour in school as students took a solemn oath to preserve and conserve the environment.
The Student Council planted saplings to commemorate the occasion. Inter House poster competitions supporting the theme, were also held during the week.
Record breaking swimmers!
Eesha Boby of grade 5 and Liyana Fathima of grade 6 have qualified for the National Level Swimming Championships after their meet record-breaking feat at the 43rd State level Junior and Sub Junior Swimming Championship hosted by Kerala Aquatic Association in Thiruvananthapuram in May 27-29, 2016.
Liyana Fathima broke a 20 year old record in the 100 mtr Butterfly stroke as well as other records at the championship in the 100 mtr Freestyle,n50 mtr Butterfly Stroke and 50 mtr Freestyle!
Eesha Boby of grade 5, aced the 100 mtr Freestyle and 50 mtr Freestyle to qualify for the national championships. Other students of Global Public School who made a mark in the competition were Aaliya (Butterfly stroke) Aleesa (Backstroke and Relay), Adhvika and Raghav.
100% Pass in Grade 10, CBSE
Global Public School put in a phenomenal performance with a 100% pass at the CBSE Grade 10 examinations 2015-16.Out of the 104 students who appeared, 102 passed with distinctions and 32 got A1s.
Congratulations to all our students, teachers and parents for this stupendous result!
100% Pass result
We are happy to announce that Global Public School has achieved 100% pass in the CBSE Grade 12 examinations 2015-16. Out of the 75 students who appeared , the school had 65 Distinctions and 10 First Divisions. Tushar Vibeesh is our topper with 97 %. Some of our other toppers are Steve Bobby with 96.6%, Vijay Govind with 95.6%, Greeshma with 95.2% and Veena 94%. Congratulations to all our students, teachers and parents for their sincere effort and commitment.
District Level Swimming Championship
gpsites performed exceptionally well in the Ernakulam District Junior and Sub Junior Swimming Championship held in Kothamangalam on 16th and 17th April, 2016.
Individual Champions were Liyana Fathima and Akash Abraham.
Girls group 3- 2nd in Medley Relay (Nandini, Eesha, Liyana and Ayeisha)
Girls Group 3 -1st in Freestyle Relay ( Nandini, Eesha, Liyana and Ayeisha)
Girls Group 2- 3rd in 4*100 Medley Relay ( Aleeza, Miriam, Diya, Aaliyah)
Girls Group 2 3rd in 4*100 m freestyle relay ( Aleeza, Miriam, Divya, Aaliyah)
Boys Group 4- 2nd in Medley Relay ( Manav, Raghav, Guru and Alwin)
Raghav- 3rd in backstroke.
Eesha-2nd in 100 Mtr backstroke, 2nd in 50 m freestyle and 2nd in 200m individual medley.
Ayeisha- 2nd 200 mtr freestyle , 3rd in 200 m individual medley, 3rd in 50 m butterfly
Maitreya- 2nd in 50m breaststroke &?3rd in 50m Butterfly
Akash -3rd in breaststroke , 1st in 50 m backstroke & 50 m freestyle
Adhvika- 2nd backstroke
Aleeza-3rd in 200m backstroke , 3rd in 50 m backstroke, 2nd in 100 backstroke
Liyana -1st in 100 m butterfly and 100 m freestyle and 1st in 50 m and 100 m butterfly stroke
Achintya- 1st in 100 m backstroke
Chirantan-3rd in 400m freestyle
Aaliya-2nd in butterfly stroke, 3rd in breaststroke
Samuel- 2nd in 50 m freestyle & 2nd in 50 m butterfly
With a total of 31 medals, 13 students have been selected to participate in the State Level Swimming Championship to be held in Thiruvananthapuram from May 27th to 29th.
Montage- A Celebration of Art and Culture
As part of our Decennial Celebrations, "Amazing Grace”, we proudly announce a unique International Art Competition to foster a love for Art and Culture. Details of this competition "Montage" to be conducted in the Durbar Art Gallery in July 2016 can be downloaded from the website.
Open Microphone Day!
To mark the closing of the Academic year 2015-2016, an Open Microphone Day was celebrated at school today as both students and teachers came foward to display their talent!
Eloquent speakers, nimble dancers, melodious singers etc ruled the stage at the Open Microphone Day!
Stepping Stones- Graduation Ceremony
Our tiny troopers are all set to take on fresh challenges.
The graduation of Step 3 students from Stepping Stones was a moment of pride for both teachers and parents alike!
ISO 9001:2015 School
Global Public School is happy to announce that we are now a comprehensively certified ISO 9001:2015 School for Scholastic, Co-scholastic Enrichment and Support Activities as per CBSE/CIE.
Perhaps, the first school in the country!
Convocation Ceremony with an outdoor leadership programme
In appreciation of the years the children have spent in Junior School, a Convocation Ceremony with an outdoor leadership programme was conducted on 29th & 30th March 2016 in the campus for students of Grade 5.
The fun camp was filled with exciting activities wherein the children worked together in groups, took part in games and team building activities such as Zip Line, Multivine, Spider web, Human Machine, Going Bananas etc.
Respect for nature and appreciation of the same were instilled in the students so as to imbibe in them, the qualities they need to embrace as they move on in life.
The day ended with certificates and badges being handed over the young campers in the presence of their parents.
Stepping Stones-Teach n Morning
Stepping Stones Teach n' Morning was conducted on 19th and 23rd March 2016. The dexterous little wonders were on a teaching errand and demonstrated to their parents whatever had been imbibed by them throughout the year.
Basic Life Support Training
As part of our ongoing effort to educate and train our students beyond the curriculum, gps organized a training on Basic Life Support in association with Aster Medcity for the students of grade XII (2016-17).
The students were provided with this unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the “Dos and Don’ts” of medical emergencies as well as efficiently manage such crises.
The informative session which commenced at 9.00 a.m and lasted till 3.00 p.m, was enriched with a series of lectures, power point presentations and hands on training by the medical team from Aster Medcity. The students were trained in Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, Airway management, managing choking, basics of defibrillation and use of automated defibrillator and other such basic life support skills. The medical experts also guided them through the procedures of infant basic life support. They were also enlightened on how to administer first aid in the event of seizures, snake or dog bites, submersion injuries, fractures, helmet removal and spine stabilization in case of trauma etc.
We are the first school in Kerala to conduct such hands-on life support educational sessions for our students. The first session was conducted in November 2015 for the students of grade 10.
These sessions which are an amalgamation of essential and lifesaving information, will be held in the school on a regular basis.
MUN, Bhavans School
Lakshmi Sunil Menon of grade 11 won the Exceptional Delegate Award at the MUN conducted by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 28th February 2016.
Junior School celebrates Pets Day!
The school lawns reverberated with the barking of playful dogs, the purring of contented cats and the twittering and chirping of vibrantly coloured birds as the Junior School conducted Pets Day on 29th February 2016.
Animal loving students, parents and teachers were all drawn like magnets when the magnificent pets arrived with their proud owners, students of grade 1-5.
The Chief Guest was Mrs. Sally Kannan who is the Outreach Coordinator, HSI/India, Honorary Animal Welfare Officer – AWBI, Ministry of Environment, Government of India as well as a current recipient of an award from the President of India for being one among the 100 Women Achievers of India. Mrs. Sally Kannan, who also runs a venture called “Save A Life” for rehabilitation of abandoned dogs, applauded the earnest endeavour of gps in appreciating pets and celebrating the joy they bring into one’s life.
Dogs of various breeds, cuddly cats with an overdose of cuteness, parrots, parakeets, love birds, fishes, hamsters and rabbits were some of the pets brought in by their little owners.
As a goodwill gesture, Pedigree Dog food Products gave away goodies to the pets (dogs) who contentedly wagged their tails all the way home!
Field trip of grade 8 to CUSAT
A field trip to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) was organized by the Science department for the students of grade 8 on 24th February 2016.
After a short, inspirational speech by the director of CUSAT Science Park, Dr. K.G. Nair, the students were given an explanation of the basic concepts of various fields of Science using examples and hands on activities in the lab and the Science Park. The “Application of Science” session was very interesting and enlightening for the students and teachers alike.
Field trip of grade 6 to Modern Bread factory
The field trip to The Modern Bread factory, Edapally on two consecutive day (9th and 10th February) was indeed an informative session for the students on grade 6.
The Quality Control Assistant at the factory interacted with the students and acquainted them with the process of bread making and the safety and hygiene rules adhered to.
The students were delighted to see the different processes such as the kneading of flour in huge machines, the fermentation process, baking, cooling, slicing and packing of bread.s They even bought freshly baked bread from the factory to take home!
Grade 8 Study tour to RockHill Adventure park, Munnar
Grade 8 had a fun filled study tour to RockHill Adventure Park, Rajakkad, Munnar on 20th and 21st February 2016.
The two day trip was chockablock with amusement and excitement as the students took part in various activities such as ATV Track, Paint Ball, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Climbing, Zorb Ball, Human Gyro, Burma Bridge, Archery, Commando net etc. The overnight stay were in tents which added to the novelty of the trip! All the students enjoyed the place and the pleasant weather at Munnar!
Grade 7 study tour to Thenmala
Fun and informative study tours are an integral part of gps curriculum. The students of grade 7 visited various places in and around Thenmala, Thiruvananthapuram on 6th and 7th February, 2016.
After some adrenaline stimulating activities such as trampoline, rope gliding etc at the Thenmala Ecotourism Destination, the children spent some time watching at the deer park.
The students enjoyed the trekking in the forest and relished the refreshing, clean and cold water from the perennial river. The magical dancing fountains with relaxing music and vibrant colours, in the evening, left them mesmerized!
The next day was spent in the enchanting world of magic! The students thoroughly enjoyed the attractions and performances at the Magic Planet- the world’s first magic mansion. They returned home armed with stories of excitement and enjoyment!
Grade 7 Field trip
There’s no dispute to the fact that field trips are essential during the formative years, not only because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers, but also because they can be a fun educational experience for everyone involved.
Students of grade 7 visited the organic homestead farm, “Daily Greens” Vattappilly Estate, located in Vandipetta on 4th and 5th February 2016. The owner of Daily Greens, Mr. Jaques escorted the children and explained interesting details to the children. They were shown how the PH level of water was tested. They were shown how bio degradable waste was converted into compost and the necessity of using natural fertilizers was stressed upon. The children were fascinated by the domestic animals on the farm such as goats, bulls, ducks, hens and fish. The students were also riveted by some interesting facts on beehive keeping.
The trip ended on a sweet note with the children tasting the organic and delicious bananas grown on the farm.
Class of 2016 graduates
The Joseph Purackal Auditorium of the school was witness to yet another memorable graduation ceremony on Friday, 19th February 2016. The Class of 2016 consisting of 100 young ladies and gentlemen, resplendent in their graduation gowns stepped into the auditorium with a confident gait accompanied by their proud teachers.
Chief Guest, Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Medcity, shared his experiences as a student and spoke of how crucial it was for students to chase their dreams. His speech was indeed a source of inspiration to the august audience. Dr. Harish Pillai solemnised the ceremony by handing over the scrolls to each graduating student in the presence of the Chairman of the school, Mr. P. Jacob; Director, Mr. Johan .P. Jacob; Mentor, Ms. Lakshmi Ramachandran; Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker and other dignitaries as well as proud parents.
“Stay the course, Light a star, Change the world, where’er you are” (Richard Le Gillienne) was the message the graduating students took back with them, ready to face a whole new world of opportunities.
Classic Cup- 2016
Classic Cup- the 4th Inter School Football Tournament was hosted by Global Public School from 10/02/16 to 12/02/16, at the school grounds. The 3 day football tournament was inaugurated at the Artificial Turf of the school by the Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker.
Navy Childrens School defeated Mary Matha Public School, Thrikakkara in the finals by scoring 2-0. Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor came third.
Teams from 12 schools of Ernakulam district participated in The Classic Cup, a football tournament for players under 14 years.
Mr. V.M Liaqat Ali, Managing Director of erstwhile Viva Kerala distributed the medals and the Overall Trophy to the winners. Global Public School director, Mr. Johan P. Jacob was the guest of honour at the concluding ceremony.
Arman Ahmed of GPS A team won the Best Goal of the Tournament title.
IIMUN February 2016
Global Public School won The Best Delegate Team at the IIMUN ( Indian International Model United Nations) held in The Choice School on 5th ,6th and 8th February 2016. Gps emerged champions at this significant event which had teams from 20 school and 6 colleges vying for the prestigious title of Best Delegate.
Jacob V. Mathew, Pranav Krishnan, and Lakshmi S. Menon were the Best Delegates, whereas Hamza Mir was adjudged the Best Photographer at the IIMUN.
Other students who got a special mention were Merly Maria Jomy, Raj Sankar Tempie, George Savio, Mariam Roy, Jyotsna P. Jayaraj, Ashwin Menon, Siddhanth Saraf, Uttara Nair and Anisha Sarah Arun.
“NO” to Child Abuse
As part of our Preschool curriculum, the Department of Counselling of the Skill Development Centre conducted a class for Step 3 students on 28th January 2016 to create awareness on how to be safe and what to do when faced with unsafe situations.
Students were taught that nobody has permission to touch their private body parts. The thumb rule of “NO, GO, TELL” in case of any untoward event, was stressed upon. Role plays were done using the students and several students enthusiastically volunteered to participate. Parents were requested to reinforce the same learning at home as an open and healthy discussion about body and private parts should begin at home.
This effort to create awareness against child abuse will be an ongoing and continuous endeavour in school. After all, it shouldn’t hurt to be a child.
Robin Hood, Thumbelina, Mowgli, Willi Wonka, The Ugly Duckling, Pinnochio, Alice in Wonderland, the Piped Piper, Little red riding hood …….
These characters from English classics roamed the corridors of gps as the junior school conducted the Book Parade. The colourful parade had children dressed up as various characters of story books enacting a street play to enliven the stories! The Book Parade was a platform to inspire children to enjoy reading books and instil in them, a compelling urge to make reading a routine and exciting activity. The Book Parade is on from 8th February to 12th February at the Joseph Purackal Auditorium.
8th Inter School Swimming Gala Champions
Global Public School emerged victorious at the 8th Inter School Swimming Gala held on Saturday, 30th January 2016 on home turf. The swimming team of gps won a plethora of medals at the competition, which had over 300 students from 14 schools participating in various categories such as the freestyle, butterfly, breast stroke, back stroke and relay events. With 139 points, gps was declared the Overall Champions of the competition.
The winners in various categories:-
1. 25m Freestyle-Group 5-Boys
· 1st –Samuel Joseph Mojish
· 2nd –Akash Abraham
2. 25m freestyle- group 5 Girls
· 3rd Diya Mathew
3. 50m Butterfly Group 2 Boys
· 1st Chiranthan Prasan
· 2nd- Achinthya Prasan
4. 50m Butterfly Group 4 Boys
· 2nd- Manav Johar
5. 50M Butterfly Group 3 Girls
· 1st- Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar
6. 50m Butterfly Group 4 Girls
· 1st –Ayeisha Marie Joseph
· Aaliya Mehtab Niyaz
7. 25m Back Stroke Group 5 Boys
· 1st- Akash Abraham
· 2nd Samuel Joseph
8. 50m Back Stroke Group 1 Boys
· 1st- Sean Sunil Vattappilly
9. 50m Back Stroke Group 2 Boys
· 1st- Achinthya Prasan
· 3rd – Akhil Faleel
10. 50m Back Stroke Group 4 Boys
· 2nd – Raghav Johar
· 3rd Alvin Georgie
11. 50m Back Stroke Group 1 Girls
· 3rd Sharone George
12. 50m Back Stroke Group 3 Girls
· 1st – Aleesa Elza Georgie
13. 50m Breast Stroke Group 4 Boys
· 3rd – Alvin Georgie
14. 50m Breast Stroke Group 1 Girls
· 3rd Gowri Vishwanathan
15. 50m Breast Stroke Group 2 Girls
· 1st – Parvathy Vishwanathan
16. 50m Breast Stroke Group 4 Girls
· 1st – Eesha bobby
· 2nd- Aaliya Mehtab Niaz
17. 50m Freestyle Group 1 Boys
· 2nd Sean Sunil Vattappilly
18. 50 m Freestyle- group 2 Boys
· 1st – Chiranthan Prasan
19. 50m Freestyle- Group 1 Girls
· 3rd – Anjali Arun
20. 50m Freestyle Group 2 Girls
· 3rd Kiara Sara George
21. 50m Freestyle Group 4 Boys
· 2nd- Manav Johar
· 3rd – Raghav Johar
22. 50m Freestyle Group 3 Girls
· 1st – Liyana fathima Umer Nizar
· Aditi Subhash
23. 50m freestyle group 4 girls
· 3rd Esha bobby
24. 50m Butterfly Group 1 Girls
· 1st – Gowri Vishwanathan
25. 4x 25m Mixed relay
· 1st- Akash Abraham, Samuel Joseph Mojish, Diya Mathew, Sarah Deepu Kallely
26. 4x 50m freestyle relay group 3 Boys
· 2nd – Manav johar, Raghav Johar, Alvin Georgie, Guru Anand, Sarthak Manikthala
27. 4x 50m Freestyle Relay Group 4 Girls
· 1st – Eesha Bobby, Aaliya Mehtab Niaz, Ayeisha Marie Joseph, Nandhini Aravindakshan, Adhvika Asghar
28. 4x50m freestyle Relay group 3 Girls
· 1st – Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar, Aarya Kandantharayil, Aditi Subhash, Aleesa Elza Georgie
29. 4x50m Freestyle Relay Group 1 Boys
· 3rd – Sean Sunil, Ben George, Ananta Krishnan, Mohammes Afnan S
30. 4x50m freestyle relay Group 2 Boys
· 1st – Achintya Prasan, Chiranthan Prasan, Maanas Manoj Menon, Jovan Jiji Manikkath, Akhil Faleel
31. 4x50 m freestyle relay group 1 Girls
· 3rd – Gowri Vishwanathan, Anjali Arun, Sharone George, Kezia George, Uttara Ramesh
32. 4x50m freestyle relay Group 2 girls
· 3rd Kiara Sara George, Parvathi Vishwanathan, Sandra Ann Bejamin, Avantika Nandakumar
33. Mixed Relay
· 1st Chiranthan Prasan, Sean Sunil Vatapilly, Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar, Gowri Vishwanathan
· Group 3 Girls- Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar
· Group 2 Boys- Chiranthan Prasan
· Group 5 Boys- Akash Abraham
Samuel Joseph Mojish
8th Inter School Swimming gala
The 8th Inter School Swimming Gala shall be held on Saturday, 30th January 2016 at Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor, Kochi. The competition which shall commence at 8.00 a.m. and conclude at 4.00 p.m. shall have over 200 students from 12 schools between the age of 8-16, participating in various categories such as the freestyle, butterfly, breast stroke, back stroke and relay events.
Ebony and Ivory- Exhibition of drawings
Grade XI students of Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor (CBSE, Commercial Arts) are showcasing their drawings at the Gallery C, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Ernakulam from 28th January to 31st January 2016. The exhibition titled “Ebony and Ivory” which shall commence at 5.00 p.m on 28th January, promises be a kaleidoscope of the students’ creativity and artistic talent.
The Magic of stars.
Exploring the Zillions of stars and the Milky Way, discovering the planets, moons and other amazing sights of the Solar system and unravelling the mysteries of what lies beyond. This marvel of astronomy and the incredible universe were unveiled to our students on 23rd January 2016 at the school Auditorium in the programme conducted in association with Equinox Planetarium. An astronomer from Equinox Planetarium explained the concepts of the world of astronomy during the interactive session.
As an initiative to educate students and provide them with information on Career Choices, the school conducted a "CLAT awareness program” for the students of Classes 10 & 11 on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 in association with CL Educate Ltd.( Career Launcher).
The objective of the Seminar was to provide those students interested in the Non-Engineering and Non-Medical Streams with various choices they can pursue after grade XII. Courses such as Law Exams, IPM (Integrated Programme in Management offered by IIM-Indore), IIT-HSEE (Humanities & Social Sciences Entrance Exam by IIT-Madras), BBA/ Hotel Management, NID, NIFT and National Institute of Footwear Design were discussed at large by Mr. Deepu Krishna /Lakshmi Mahajankatti of CL Educate Ltd.( Career Launcher).
STEM Exhibition -Rube Goldberg Machine
A First of its kind exhibition in Kerala was held in the school, with the aim to celebrate creativity and break the notion of science being boring.As part of its association with DiscoverEd, India’s premier science program, the exhibition was held in the school on Friday, 15th January 2016 showcasing some select Rube Goldberg machines made by students of grade 6-8.
A total of 382 students, from grades 6- 8, collaborated to create 70 original contraptions in a 2 month long process- from ideation, planning, sourcing materials to actually creating and testing.
The exhibition with focus on the creative and fun side of science, was conducted with the intention to encourage children to think out of the box, to invent, challenge their surroundings and learn best through experience as making a Rube Goldberg Machine requires both high creativity and critical thinking skills.
No Honking Campaign
Students of gps took part in the “No Honking” campaign organized by the Kochi chapter of YI (Young Indians) and presented a street play at Vytilla Mobility Hub on Tuesday, 12th January 2016.
The act was aimed at promoting the reduction of unnecessary vehicular honking and making the citizens more aware of the health hazards associated with it.
The mission of the No Horning Campaign is to create awareness in the public of the ill-effects of vehicle horns; make as many as possible areas "Horn Not OK Zones"; urge the citizens, corporates and housing communities to join hands and pledge to no unnecessary use of horns; and measure the noise levels in the city and monitor the results.
National Level Katha Utsav.
Student of grade 10, Ms. Shweta Alachi received the Laureate prize for her extremely inspiring poem “Like a girl” in the National level Katha Utsav held in New Delhi on 27-29, December 2015.
Her poem which talked about gender stereotyping and prejudices was recited at the school assembly on 4th January 2016. Her conviction of woman empowerment was etched in every word she uttered and in every gesture she made. Her poem, “Like A Girl” definitely touched the hearts of one and all.
Painting Exhibition at Durbar Hall Art Gallery
Students and faculty of Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor exhibited their exquisite work of paintings at the Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Ernakulam from 4th January 2016 to 8th January 2016.
The 5 day Exhibition cum Sale of paintings was inaugurated by eminent artist Mr. T. Kaladaran who applauded the creativity of the talented children and teachers alike.
Opalescent oil colours, attractive acrylic paintings and pragmatic pencil drawings of students were displayed, thereby giving the visitors a chance to see the world from a child’s viewpoint. The gifted students have also shown extreme talent and unusual maturity with their canvases addressing socially relevant issues.
The exceptional paintings of Mr. T.O Eldho as well as Mr. R.K Chandrababu , who are Art teachers of the school as well as illustrious artists in their own right, were also exhibited at the Art gallery.
Noted artist, Mr. K. Damodaran who spoke on the inaugural occasion expressed his extreme delight at the talent on display and spoke highly about the budding artists of Global Public School.
School Chairman, Mr. P. Jacob, Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker and Enrichment Head, Ms. Shamim Mohammed also spoke on how the school has always paved the way for students to fulfill their full potential.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Its Christmas time, the time of love, peace and joy! The festival of sharing, of gifting, of making merry and magic!
X'mas was celebrated with ardent fervor today in gps. The jingle of bells and captivating crooning of Christmas carols rang through the air as children and teachers joined in the merriment! Santa Clause serenaded the children with candy and fun!
Classrooms and corridors echoed with contented giggles as children, decked up in their festive best celebrated the joyous occasion of Christmas!
The 4 “Human” Christmas trees festooned by the senior students added a welcome twist to the celebrations!
The wonderful day ended with a friendly football match between the staff and students of gps, in which the staff won.
Adieu to the Class of 2015-16
The students of Grade 12 were accorded a grand farewell party by the students of grade 11 on Monday, 21st December, 2015. In the form of a Broadway play, the students were accorded a red carpet welcome and were regaled by their juniors who put up an extra ordinary show with lots of fun and entertainment.
Mr. Steve Bobby and Miss. Jennifer Thomas were declared this year’s Mr. gps (Monsieur) and Miss gps (Mademoiselle) respectively!
Annual Concert-Stepping Stones
The Annual Concert of Stepping Stones, “Somewhere in Dreamland”, held on Friday 18th December, 2015 had indeed ferried the spellbound spectators into a mesmerizing world of wonder and fantasy!
The charming play showcased two poor little sisters visiting a local fair.
Little Arabic dancers, children frolicking with umbrellas and ribbons, comic clowns, pretty little Samba dancers as well as the Spanish dance performed by the children had the audience bewitched. In the midst of all this, the girls, though poor themselves, cheerfully offered whatever little food they had, to an old haggard man at the fair.
As the delightful show progressed, all those present in the auditorium were visually transported to an enchanting world of dreams and fables where creepy crocodiles, alluring angels, tempting toys, tantalising treats of candy, cakes and ice cream were present in abundance. The aerial dance by the Angel had everyone intrigued. The ingenuity and creativity with which the little children enacted the characters of dreamland was indeed a cause of dumbfound fascination.
The benevolence of the girls was rewarded and he play ended with a simple yet important message on how one good turn deserves another.
The extremely gifted teachers of Stepping Stones enthralled the audience with a soulful rendition of the song “When you believe ".
Junior School Sports day
CELEBRATE AND STAY FIT!
The Sports Day of Junior School was held in the evening of Wednesday, 16th December 2015.
Parents and students of the junior school gathered on the school grounds to be part of this wonderful occasion.
The Chief Guest was none other than Mr. Umer Nizar, proud father of junior school student, Miss. Liyana Fathima , our very own National Level Swimming Champion. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of Arabcal Group, Middle East & Incal Group, India. In his inaugural address, Mr. Umer Nizar extended his earnest gratitude to gps for recognizing the talent in his daughter, who was initially skeptical of water and also for leaving no stone unturned in training and honing her skills of swimming. He also added that parental support is of paramount importance for any child to reach the zenith of his/her capacities, whatever it may be.
As apt, swimming prodigy Liyana led the Victory March of students who had represented the school in different sporting events on various occasions.
The theme “Christmas” was evident in the sprightly march- past competitions and dynamic drill sessions that ensued. Students of grade 5 D were overjoyed to be declared winners of the march past competitions.
Various track events were held for the students, their parents and the support staff of the school.
The Sports Day concluded with the junior school choir rendering Christmas Carols befitting the season.
Senior School Sports Day
STEP UP AND STAY HEALTHY!
The 10th Annual Sports Day was held on Wednesday, 16th December 2015 in the school ground which was festooned with vibrant colours representing the various Sport Houses- Air, Earth, Fire and Water- symbolic of the five elements of nature. Mother Nature herself joined in the jubilations albeit the previous night with thunder claps, lightening and bountiful showers.
The morning of 16th December dawned with the sun peeping out in glee to witness the athletes in action on the grounds of gps.
The Senior School sports day which commenced in the morning was officially declared open by the Chief Guest, Mr. Dev Roy, MD & Founder of FitKids. The Chief Guest talked about the importance of all round development in every child and also opined that each student should excel not only in academics, but also in co-curricular activities like sports and athletics in order to stand out in the presently highly competitive world.
A team of competent athletes led by Ms. Liyana Fathima Ummer, our very own National level Swimming Champion, bore the torch that lit the lamp, kick starting the events for the day.Liyana Fathima Umar Nizar and school swimming coach Mr. Santhosh Kumar .R were felicitated by School Chairman, Mr. P Jacob, who extolled the young swimming sensation, Liyana for her phenomenal performance.
The mélange of colourful displays by the students as well as the astounding football and acrobatic display by the footballers of Global Public School was a visual treat for the guests and parents who had gathered to support their children.
The competitions started with a vibrant and synchronized march-past by the students of each House, who were in resplendent colours. The school grounds reverberated with encouraging cheers and victory slogans as cheerleaders of each House egged their respective athletes to outdo each other in various track events.
Parents of students also exhibited their sporting skills as they competed with each other in the obstacle race. True sportsmanship spirit was evident as athletes of each House joined in celebrating each other’s victory. Earth House was declared the Overall Sports Champions and the elated students and teachers of the house did an impromptu victory march across the school ground to celebrate their achievement.
The Sports Day concluded on a joyous note, with the entire school singing the school anthem with utmost conviction.
Annual Concert- Stepping Stones
It's Christmas time again, the time of love, joy and peace, the time of celebration with great delight!
Stepping Stones is delighted to invite you to the Annual Concert and join us on a special journey to Somewhere in Dreamland.
Venue : Purackal Joseph Memorial Auditorium
Day & Date : Friday, 18th December 2015Time : 6:45 pm (Please be seated by 6:15 pm)
Sports Day at Senior School!
Global Public School cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Sports Day of the Senior School to be held on 16th December 2015 at the School Grounds from 8.15 a.m. onwards.
Do turn up in your child's House colours and cheer the athletes onto victory!
Sports Day at Junior School!
Global Public School cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Sports Day of the Junior School to be held on 16th December 2015 at the School Grounds from 4.30 p.m onwards.
Let's celebrate and stay fit!
Biology students of gps International went on an adventure packed trek on 12th December 2015 to the Chimonny Wild Life sanctuary as part of the trek organised by the Hiking Association of India, a freelance trek enthusiasts group in based in kochi. Accompanied by teachers, Mr. Dileep and Ms. Anuradha R, the batch of 17 students had an adrenaline –fused experience as they sighted rare medicinal plants, buoyant butterflies, a pit viper and even a tiger footprint!! The hectic yet enjoyable trek ended with the students cooling their heels in the shallow pond at the sanctuary!
Visit by team from St. Hilda's, New Zealand
It was a special day for gps when 9 students, accompanied by two teachers from St. Hilda’s Collegiate School, New Zealand visited gps on Wednesday, 9th December, 2015 as part of the World Challenge Program which creates a platform for students to develop life skills through real life experiences.
gps has always encouraged an enriching curriculum beyond classrooms and partnered with St. Hilda’s Collegiate School in student exchange programs in the previous years.
As hosts this time, the students of gps accorded a warm “Kerala style” welcome to the young guests and treated them to a visual extravaganza of various art forms at the school assembly. The youngsters from New Zealand were clearly mesmerized by the captivating “Thiruvathira Kalli”, entrancing “Kerala Nadanam” and boisterous “Pulli Kalli”, dance forms synonymous with Kerala. Ms. Indu Panicker, Principal extended a warm welcome to the students and the accompanying teachers, Ms. Judith Turner and Ms. Bee Bradfield as well as Mr. Rutherford from World Challenge. Ms. Judith Turner, who spoke on the occasion was undoubtedly touched by the hearty and enthusiastic welcome accorded to the team.
Energized by the rousing reception and entertaining school assembly, the students of St. Hilda’s spent the rest of the day at gps attending social studies, history and economics classes alongside our students, thereby making geographically borderless classrooms.
The young ladies from New Zealand also tried their hand cooking Kerala delicacies such as “Pulli Injji” and also had a wonderful time painting in the Art Room! Shaking their legs to Indian music along with the dance teacher at gps was definitely another memorable moment for the young visitors.
But as they say, “All good things must come to an end”, and so ended the visit of the team from St. Hilda’s who took back with them fond memories and admirable revelations about gps and the beautiful state of Kerala.
gps has always believed and encouraged travelling as an opportunity for students to develop resilience and become educated global citizens.
Interactive Session on Cancer-Dr. Gangadharan
"Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” That’s the spirit inculcated by every cancer survivor.
Students of grade 9 and 10 took part in an interactive and informative session on cancer when renowned Oncologist, Dr. V.P Gangadharan graced us with his presence on 8th December 2015.
The session began on a positive note with Dr. Gangadharan emphasizing that cancer is curable, especially in children who have an 80% survival rate. The three stages in cancer, treatment plans as well as the working of cancer cells were explained in depth to provide the students with a better understanding of the affliction. A presentation featuring the various statistics of cancer ailment in Kerala as well as its main causes such as changing lifestyles, exposure to chemicals/radiation, use of tobacco etc, was shown to the students. The importance of prevention and early detection was stressed upon by the eminent doctor. The teachers and students were advised to perform regular self-examinations, ultra sounds, vaccinations and mammography whenever relevant.
The interactive session saw a lot of students actively involved and clearing their misconceptions about cancer and its treatment. Dr. Gangadharan’s session was highly appreciated by both the faculty and student body who took back with them a greater awareness about this mounting malady and ways to safeguard their near and dear ones
IGSCE World Topper!
Its celebration time in gps again! Ms Lakshmi Sunil Menon, of Grade 11 GPS-International, was declared a WORLD Topper in the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards announced on 20th November 2015. This prestigious award was conferred on her for achieving the highest mark worldwide in the Cambridge IGCSE Travel & Tourism Examinations held in November 2014, thereby surpassing students from 160 countries!
Ms. Lakshmi Sunil Menon was also proclaimed the INDIA Topper for Sociology in the same examination series.
With interests in traveling, reading, writing articles and drama, Ms. Lakshmi Sunil Menon is presently the School Pupil Leader of Global Public School and has won many laurels in debates and inter-school competitions.
State Level Chess Tournament
The students of gps proved themselves worthy of praise at the 10th PNB Bhavans Varuna All Kerala Inter School Chess Tournament conducted on 26th and 27th November 2015 at Bhavans Varuna, Kakkanad. With a commendable score of 42 points, gps reached the 8th position at the State level event from amongst the 26 participating schools.
gpsites shine at the IIMUN
Team gps consisting of 14 students outperformed themselves at The Indian International Model United Nations 2015 organized by Excelsior English School, Kottayam on 27th – 29th November 2015.
The IIMUN is an academic simulation of the UN where students don the hats of diplomats and attempt to solve global issues. With articulate and good research capabilities as well as sound knowledge of local, national and international current affairs, our students were able to put up a very promising performance at the event.
Sean Sunil Vattapilly was declared the Best Delegate and won the 1st prize in his category as a representative of Peru in the International Olympic Committee.
Lakshmi Sunil Menon and Nihkita Nainwal who were part of the Historic Security Council (UK) earned high Recommendations along with 2nd Prizes in their events. Sahibjeet Singh of the Human Rights Council (DMRK) was also highly recommended when he won the 2nd prize, whereas Merly Maria Jomy won a Special Mention and a 3rd prize.
The event which had over 300 participants from around 17 schools from Kerala was not only a competition, but also a center for learning as students were be exposed to a myriad of opportunities.
Wings of Fire!
Students of grade 8 took part in “WINGS’, an Interschool Camp organized by Vidyodaya School on 27th November 2015 as a tribute to Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
The 3 day camp was packed with fun filled and enlightening activities. Our students outperformed in activities such as Cross country races, Obstacle races, campfires and water play activities which tested their endurance. Easy cooking sessions and Interactive gatherings were also organized at the camp. A visit to the nearby Kitex Factory was an eye-opener for our students on how to take up social responsibilities effectively.
Our students were in for a pleasant surprise when the teacher accompanying them, Ms. Deepa Palat was selected as the Best Accompanying Teacher of the Camp for her proficient participation in all the activities organized there.
The children came back from the camp armed with the values put forward by Late Dr. Kalam, strongly embedded in their hearts.
“We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.” - Dr. A.P.J. Kalam (Wings of Fire)
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
As part of our effort to raise awareness on the issue, a poster exhibition was held at the Arts Room upholding our support and solidarity for the millions of people living with HIV.
Junior school was a bounty of talent as dynamic students competed in various literary and cultural activities in true sportsmanship spirit, as part of Young Sparks.
After initial competitions to hand pick the cream of talent, the finals of the literary events was conducted on 24th November 2015. Well-rehearsed recitations, articulate elocutions, impressive declamations, Show ‘N Tell as well as “Story in a Minute” were rendered by the junior children as they vied for the prizes.
The grand finale of the cultural events held on 27th November 2015 was indeed a remarkable display of grandeur. The flair and expertise of the students were tested in various events such as folk dance, classical dance, Eastern music (vocals), Western music (vocals) Instrumental music etc. The students of junior school as well as their parents were happy witnesses to this magnificent display of talent.
11th Anu Memorial Swimming Competition at Pala
The swimming team continues its winning spree!
gps emerged the Overall Champions at the 11th Anu Memorial Swimming competition held at Pala on 28th Nov 2015, with 18 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 4 bronze medals.
Global Public School emerged the Overall Champions with 132 points under the able guidance of coaches, Santhosh Kumar and Susie Joseph.
Aaliya Mehtab (u/8 category), Eesha Bobby (u/10 category), Liyana Fathima (u/12 category) and Chiranthan Prasann (u/14 category) were adjudged the Individual champions at the event.
The winners in the under 8 category:
1. Aaliya Mehtab Niaz
25 mts Breast stroke- 1st place
25 mts Butterfly stroke- 1st place
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- gold
2. Adhvika Asghar
25 mts Freestyle stroke- gold
25 mts Butterfly stroke- Silver
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- gold
3. Samuel Joseph
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- gold
4. Guru Anand
4 x 25 mts Medley relay- gold
5. Raghav Johar
25 mts Backstroke- gold
25 mts Freestyle stroke- Bronze
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- gold
The champions of the under 10 category:
1. Eesha Boby
25 mts Breaststroke- gold
25 mts Freestyle stroke- gold
100 mts Individual Medley- gold
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- silver
2. Nandhini Aravindhakshan
25 mts Backstroke- bronze
25 mts Freestyle stroke- silver
3. Aarav Joseph
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- silver
5. Ayisha Marie Joseph
25 mts Butterfly stroke- gold
100 mts Individual Medley-silver
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- silver
6. Alvin Georgie
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
7. Maanav Johar
4 x 25 mts Medley Relay- gold
4x 25 mts Freestyle Relay- silver
The winners in the under 12 category:
1. Liyana Fathima
50 mts Freestyle- gold
50 mts Butterfly stroke- gold
4x 50 Freestyle Relay-gold
4x 50 Medley Relay-gold
200 mts Individual medley-Silver
2. Aditi Subhash
4x 50 Freestyle Relay-gold
3. Aleesa Elza
50 mts Backstroke –gold
4 x 50 Medley Relay-gold
The champions of the under 14 category:
1. Rachel Mariam
50 mts Butterfly stroke- Bronze
2. Kiara Sara George
4x 50 Medley Relay-gold
3. Achintya Prasan
50 mts Freestyle- silver
50 mts Backstroke- gold
4x 50 Freestyle Relay-gold
4x 50 Medley Relay-gold
200 mts Individual medley-bronze
4. Chiranthan Prasan
50 mts Freestyle- gold
50 mts Freestyle- gold
4x 50 Freestyle Relay-gold
4x 50 Medley Relay-gold
200 mts Individual medley-silver
Education beyond the classrooms.
Focused on our policy of enlivening student learning beyond the confines of the classroom, gps organized a training on Basic Life Support in association with Aster Medcity.
This is a first of its kind life support education program to be conducted in a school in Kerala.Tailored in a simple manner, the students of grade 10 were provided with this unique opportunity on how to manage medical emergencies.The informative session which commenced at 9.10 a.m and lasted till 3.00 p.m, was enriched with a series of lectures, power point presentations and hands on training by the medical team from Aster Medcity. The students were trained in Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, Airway management, managing choking, basics of defibrillation and use of automated defibrillator and other such basic life support skills. The medical experts also guided them through the procedures of infant basic life support.They were also enlightened on how to administer first aid in the event of seizures, snake or dog bites, submersion injuries, fractures, helmet removal and spine stabilization in case of trauma etc.
The “Dos and Don’ts” of medical emergencies were stressed upon.
The session proved to be an amalgamation of essential and lifesaving information.
gps intends to conduct other similar sessions in the coming months so as to further empower our students to be equipped at all times in the event of a medical emergency.
UK Educational Tour
As part of our career guidance program, representatives of ten universities from UK had conducted a counselling session in school on 26th November.
Details about courses offered & admission procedures for further studies in the UK was shared with the students of grades 11 & 12 CBSE, AS & A levels.
Liyana makes waves at the National CBSE Swimming Championship
Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar made yet another BIG splash at the National CBSE Swimming Championships, Meerut with a GOLD medal in 50 m Butterfly as well as in the 50 m Freestyle in the U-12 category,thereby creating a new National meet record ! She was also adjudged the Individual Champion at the meet!
In the U/19 category, Aditi Subhash, Kiara Sara George (50m freestyle) Parvathi Vishwanathan (200m butterfly) and Aleesa Elza Georgie came 7th in the 4X100M FREESTYLE RELAY AND 4X 100 M MEDLEY RELAY.
Congratulations to the entire team!
A helping hand-straight from the heart.
As part of our ceaseless endeavour to uphold and work for the wellbeing of the society at large, gps had recently taken up the cause of the victims of the endosulfan disaster.
The students of gps willingly came forward and collected a sum of One Lakh Twelve Thousand Five Hundred and Eight rupees as their humble contribution to those affected by endosulfan. The cheque was handed over by the Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker as well as the Student Council on behalf of the student community to Mr. Ramachandran, of The “Nallapadam” Unit , Malayalam Manorama. Mr. Ramachandran applauded the efforts and generosity of the students of gps.
As a befitting tribute to the victims of this horrific pesticide disaster, Mr. Adolf (Lyricist and Composer of the song) as well as the school choir members, moved the school assembly to tears with their poignant rendition of the song “Let the flowers bloom”.
Nikita Sanu of grade 3 came third in the Individual Katha 4th Ishikawa Cup Open Shoto Karate Championship held at Trissur Indoor stadium.
Google Education Group
The first Google Education Group was launched in Kerala on 20th Nov, 2015 and Global Public School was privileged to be the first institute in Kerala in which the Kochi Chapter of the Google Education Groups was launched!
A Workshop on Web Literacy and Google Tools in Education was held at the campus to introduce teachers to innovative ways of infusing technology, into their classroom teaching and learning processes and provide them with hands-on experience on Internet and Google tools to be used as productivity tools.
Swimming prodigy Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar grabs Silver Medal in the 100 m Freestyle event at the CBSE National Swimming Competition held at Meerut. She narrowly missed the first place by 10 seconds! gps heartily congratulates her!
gps football team beat SBOA scoring 6 goals against 5, thereby advancing to the quarter finals of the Delta School football tournament.
The under 12 Table Tennis team of gps won 3rd place at the table tennis tournament held at Vidyodaya School, Thevekal.
Consultation on Child Rights , Elimination of Corporal Punishment and Maintaining Discipline in Schools.
gps was among the 7 schools from the district to attend the Consultation on Child Rights , Elimination of Corporal Punishment and Maintaining Discipline in Schools.
Ms. Indu Panicker, Principal and Ms. Seema Lal attended this conference organised by the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) at Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram on 18th Nov, 2015.
Salient points from the RTE ( Right to Education Act) , JJ Act (Juvenile Justice Act) were highlighted along with tips on how to deal CSA ( Child Sexual Abuse) when reported by students or parents.
The importance of Peer Support, Mentoring by Teachers, Parent Partnership, Student Parliament, Life Skill Classes, Seeking Professional Help when it comes to Behavioral and Learning Difficulties was stressed upon.
The Consultation proved to be insightful and fruitful and in tandem with the policy of the school.
Inter House Cultural Competitions and Children's day.
Children’s day was celebrated with utmost vigour by the middle and senior school alongside the Inter House Cultural competitions. Noted Cine actor and comedian Mr. Suraaj Venjarammoodu and 85 children from a nearby orphanage were the special guests of the day.
The day was filled with a healthy competitive spirit amongst the students and house teachers alike, as they competed for various titles in Western and Eastern group and solo music, synchronized group dances, Mock interviews, Drama and surprise events. The bonhomie and camaraderie between the competitors were a true indicator of the sportsman’s spirit imbibed by gpsites. Earth House was declared the Overall winners of the Cultural Events.
Diwali and Children's day in Junior School
It was a day of festivity for the Junior school who celebrated Diwali and Children’s day! Dressed in their festive best, the students were regaled and tickled by their teachers’ entertaining performances of "garba dance", "dandiya" etc. The day ended on a happy note with the students playing amusing games alongside their teachers.
A day with Steve Boon
The students of gps were awestruck and inspired by the visit of Steve Boon and his wife, Paula Boon on Friday. Mr. Boon is the founder of the Marathon Club comprising 50 states of USA and was in Kerala to take part in the Spice Coast Marathon scheduled for 16th Nov, 2015.
The 65 year old Boon is a veteran in running marathons and has successfully partaken in 619 marathons! He spoke on the benefits of marathons and how the same have now become strong symbols of healthy living, unity and communion.
Children's day in Stepping Stones
Children's Day was a day filled with fun and frolic for the tiny tots of Stepping Stones! The students were dressed up colourfully, in interesting costumes of their choice. Little Super Heroes, pretty Princess’s, Japanese Geishas, brave policemen and cherubic angels descended upon Stepping Stones which resounded with the laughter of the children!
Gpsites left spellbound by the mesmerizing Bharatanatyam performance of Charles Ma.
Eminent Bharatanatyam dancer, Charles Ma enthralled the students of grade 6 upwards with his distinctive style of dancing. His power packed performance and articulate movements went a long way in busting the myth that “Bharatanatyam is usually a woman’s dance style”.
Week long festivities kick-started with utmost enthusiasm at gps to celebrate Kerala Piravi from 2nd November to 6th November 2015.
The students put up an impressive show with a folk dance and a light music performance, which officially launched the week long vibrant celebrations to commemorate the 59th Formation Day of Kerala.
The auditorium was enlivened by an “Aksharajatha”, wherein students paraded as the 51 different alphabets of Malayalam. Mesmerizing activities such as "Thiruvathira", "Kerala nadanam", showcasing the myriad and rich culture of Kerala were presented throughout the week.
Mad O Mania
Gpsiites crowned the overall Champions at the Mad O Mania competitions held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 1st November 2015.
Fire and Safety Awareness
A mock fire drill was conducted in the school premises to inculcate in the students, the need to be prepared in the event of a fire.
Rapid Chess Championship 2015
Alex Mathai Mathews, Omar Naveed and Pranav Nithin successfully participated in the Kerala State Under-10 Rapid Chess Championship 2015 held on 27th October, 2015 by The MBM Chess Academy in association with the GM Chess Academy.
CBSE Inter School Badminton Tournament
Gps won acclaim at the CBSE Inter School Badminton Tournament held at The River Bourne Centre, Tripunithura on 26th, 27th and 29th October, 2015.
The U- 15 Girls team as well as the U-15 boys team, each bagged the 2nd Prize in their respective categories.
1. Aahana Keshavraj Nair-9b
2. Mary Aleena Kondody-9c
3. M. Pavithra- 5b
4. Rajath Ajaya Kumar- 9Ig
5. Joseph Boby Purappanthamam- 9a
6. Amrin babu- 8a
7. Rahul Dev M- 10a
The U-13 Girls team secured the 3rd place.
1. M Pavithra- 5b
2. Diya Elizabeth Kurien- 6c
Rahul Dev M (10a) grabbed the 3rd spot in the U-17 Boys team.
The following boys participated in the U-13 Boys team:
1. Aadi Yesudas Suku-6a
2. Alan antony kondody-6a
3. Amiya Noguchi- 7c
4. Pranav Sujith Nambiar-8c
The Junior and the Sub Junior basketball teams of gps took part in the Interschool basketball tournament at St. Paul's School, Kallamassery.
Sports Heats conducted for Grades 6,7,8 and 9.
Arsenal Soccer School Officials met the parents of students undergoing their coaching session. Feedback on the students’ performance as well as diet suggestions were shared with the parents.
The cricket team of gps competed for the Refinian Cup- Cricket Tournament held at The Cohin Refineries School.
Inter School Badminton Tournament
Gps boys’ team secured 3rd and 4th place from amongst the 16 participating teams in the shuttle badminton competition held at Viswadeepti Public School. The winners received a cash award of Rs. 2000/- as well as a trophy.
Girls Basketball tournament
The team of gps took part in the Girls Basketball Cagers Tournament @ TocH
CBSE South Zone Swimming Meet
CBSE South Zone Swimming Meet – 13, 14, 15 & 16th October, 2015 at Kumadvathi Residental Central school, Shikharipura.The swimming team from Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor won accolades in various categories.
Liyana Fathima Umer Nizar was adjudged the Individual Champion in the under 12 category for girls. She brilliantly succeeded in gathering numerous medals namely – gold medal each in the 50 m Freestyle as well as in the 50 m Butterfly stroke and a silver medal in the 100 m Freestyle event held for girls under 12 years.
In the under 19 category for girls, the team consisting of Parvathi Vishwanathan, Aditi Subash, Aarya Kandantharayil, Aleesa Elza George and Kiara Sara George put in an outstanding endeavour and secured gold medals in the 4 X 50 m Freestyle Relay as well in as the 4 X 50 m Medley relay. Parvathi Vishwanathan and Kiara Sara George also accomplished a silver medal each, for the 50 m Butterfly stroke and 50 m Freestyle event respectively.
The boys’ team consisting of Sean Sunil Vattapilly, Maanas Manoj Menon, Achinthya Prasan Chinchalkar, Chiranthan Prasan Chinchalkar and Jovan Jiji Manikkath, also won a bronze medal in the Medley Relay Category for boys under 19 years.
The school secured the 11th place amongst the 200 schools that participated.
Teachers of gps participated in the Cancer Awareness Workshop at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
Students participated in the Inter School Hindi Recitation Competition- Umang at Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal
Planting of Olive trees
As part of gps' ongoing endeavour to conserve nature, the Environment Secretaries did their bit by planting olive trees at the football ground.
Student Leadership Camp
Jyotsna Jayaraj( Head Girl) and Karthika Radhakrishnan ( Prefect, Communications) successfully took part in The Student Leadership Camp @ Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala.
Road Safety Awareness Program
Officers from the Motor Vehicle Department, under the able guidance of Mr. Vinod Kumar, conducted a session for the students of grade 9-11, on “Road Traffic Awareness and Safety” as part of the ongoing campaign of the Motor Vehicle Departments in schools, “Road Safety Ottan Thullal”
The program was presented through an entertaining performance by Dr. M.V Ajith Kumar, an eminent ‘Othan thullal” artiste, who creatively presented the students with life saving information, in a humorous manner.The session by the experts turned out to be very enlightening and helpful.
Story Telling Workshop
Story Telling Workshop for Gr 3-4 by Childrens’ author, Ken Spillman, one of Australia’s most versatile and prolific authors, editors and critics.
The session was interactive with many children asking the writer insightful questions that clearly impressed the distinguished guest.
Natasha Joseph of grade 9 IG was felicitated for securing the second place at the district shooting championship organized by the Ekm. Dist. Rifle association
Gps made their presence felt at FABULA -2015 (Festival of Arts and Basketball) at Rajagiri Secondary School , Kalamaserry.
Kashinadh V.C (3b) secured 3rd prize in Colouring and Painting.
Paul.K. Anickasserril (7a) won the 3rd prize in the painting competition.
Jyotsna (11a), Christy Santosh(11b) and Satya Suraj(11d) secured consolation prizes at the surprise event.
Clean City Healthy City Cycle rally
Gpsites participated in the Clean City Healthy City Cycle rally organized by RSC Kochi.
Kids 4 Kochi
Kids 4 Kochi: Students of Grade 11 CBSE & members of the Student Council partake in the Clean Up drive at Ernakulathappan Temple Ground.
Mad O mania Prelims
The prelims of Mad o Mania for the junior school conducted amidst great fanfare.
SA1 grade 9 & 10
Summative Assesment- 1 for grade 9 and 10 conducted.
Gpsites lift the Runners Up Trophy and Cheering Trophy for IMPULSE -2015 at The Choice School.
Fashion Designing- 3rd PavithraKurup- XI AS,Patrick Scaria- XI AS,Malavika Suresh- XI AS,Anjali Arun XI AS,Sandra Liz Sleeba XII A level Rose Siby- XII A level ( Hostel) •
Drama- 2nd JyotsnaJayaraj XI CBSE, Pranav Tharun XI CBSE,Sahibjeet Singh XI AS,Denver George- XI AS,Lakshmi Sunil Menon- XI AS,Pranav Krishnan- X IG,KshitijChakravarthy- X IG,GowriVishwanathan- XIG •
Band- 1st Ann Maria- XI CBSE, Mariam Roy-XI CBSE,Tania Mathew-XI CBSE Alexis Babu-XI CBSE, Karthika R-XI CBSE,Kevin-XI CBSE,Aaron-X CBSE Gurneet- X CBSE,TushaarVibhish- XII CBSE,Anisha Sara – XI CBSE •
Cheering – 1st- AbhiramiJayakumar- XI IG ( Hostel),Marina Raju – XI CBSE( hostel- WB),Anna Mary Mathew- XI CBSE( Hostel- FB),Naineka Nair- XI CBSE ( Hostel- FB),NazerShesni – XI CBSE- FB),Christy Santosh- XI CBSE SatyaSuraj- XI CBSE,Indu Lakshmi- XI IG ( FB),John Alex- XI CBSE,Niveditha Raj Mohan- XI,Ann Mathew- XI CBSE( FB),Sreeparvathy- XI CBSE ( FB),Surya Bobby- XI CBSE( FB),Sandra – XI CBSE( FB),Kezia George- XI IG ( FB)
Field Trip to kundanoor
Students of grade 3 enjoyed and were enlightened by a field trip to the Indian Naval Maritime Museum, Cochin as well as an Ice cream Factory at Kundanoor
Summative Assessment-1 conducted for grades 6,7 and 8.
Aditya Das of grade 11 is one among the 6 Indian players selected for the Chiang Mai Cricket Camo Mavericks,Indonesia on March 31st 2016.
As part of our endeavour to thoroughly prepeare our students for assessments, model examinations were conducted for grade 9 and grade 10.
Nikita Krishnadas of Grade 7 was felicitated for winning various prizes in Recitation, Story Telling and Singing at the ‘ Athaagosham “ held at Tripunithura.
School reopened after Onam vacations.
Cheque presented to Plan@earth and Alpha Palliative Care as part of our humble effort to extend help.
Gpsites celebrate Onam, the colourrful festival of Kerala with immense joy and enthusiasm,welcoming "King Mahabali" with great fervour!
Career Fest conducted successfully for grades 9 - 12
Inter House cricket match was conducted.
A career discovery program was conducted with the support of Vidyartha,specifically targeting adolescents between Grades IX through XII
Tiranga @ Guardian Public School Yi Yuva Charters Day
Yi Yuva Charters Day- Vivek K Govind ( Chair Yi, Kochi) and Sebastian Joseph Zachariah ( Chair, Yi, Yuva, Kochi) were the guests
International Conference on Cyber Security
4 gpsites attended the International Conference on Cyber Security and Policing hosted by the Kerala Police Association with POLYCYB and ISRA. Christy Santosh of 11b was invited for the panel discussion for the day.
gpsites won prize for group dance , quiz, relay from tiranga @ Guardian Public School
Inter school Swimming Competition
gpsites scored 20 prizes at Inter school Swimming Competition, Indian public School
students of 12D went for field trip
gpsites celebrated 69th Independence day of our nation
Invitational Basketball Tournament
gps Invitational Basketball Tournament .Chief Guest- S.A.S Navas, IRS ( Retd) Sec of R.S.C. Kochi. Little Flower, Koratty won the cup in both categories.
One day series Tournament
Aditya Deepak declared man of the match and All Rounder at the One day series Tournament at Asiatic Cricket Club, Chennai
Magnum Opus @ BhavansGirinagar- Band- 1st place- Mariam Roy( Gr 11), Tania Mathew( Gr 11), Anne Maria( Gr 11), Alexis Tressa, ( Gr 11), Karthika Radhakrishnan( Gr 110, Anisha Sarah( Gr 11), Kevin Thomas( Gr 11), Rohan Luke( GR 10), Unnieso (10), Aaron, (10)
Ensemble@ St. Peters , Kadaiyirrippu-Painting- Paul P Anikasseril- 1st place
Inter School Shuttle Badminton
XII Archbishop Joseph Attipetty Memorial Inter School Shuttle Badminton@ The Assisi Vidyaniketan Public School
Annual Awards Evening held at 4:30pm. In the school auditorium. IGS Sreejith IPS was the chief guest and delivered the keynote address.
Junior School Student Investiture( VB)
11 schools participated at CROSSROADS 2015 hosted by gps. Mr. Sanjay Bobby, renowned scriptwriter in the Malayalam movie industry was the chief guest for the closing ceremony. Rajagiri Public School, Kalamasseri lifted the overall trophy. RajagiriChristuJayanti was the runner up.
FRESCO at RajagiriChristuJayanti School
Student Council Investiture Ceremony. Mr. Manoj Varghese, Dean and Mentor of Xaviers Institute of Management Edn. was the chief guest and delivered the keynote address.
French Immersion Tour
Parents invited for a meeting for French Immersion Tour
Career Guidance Seminar conducted by Mr. Cyril Hendrich( Manager Operations, Graduate and Overseas) for Gr 12 Commerce and Humanities students.
Kicked off the Arsenal Football event
Inauguration of Football Artificial Turf by Raffael Head Coach , Arsenal Club. Friendly match between gpsites and alumini. Alumini won.
Live Performance Concert
Live Performance Concert with Mr. Biju Narayanan, Playback Singer as chief guest conducted on 27 and 28 th June
‘This Miracle called Life’ staged for visiting schools and gpsites
Theme: Can't Stop the music The Winners are:
1rst -- Fire 2nd -- Earth 3rd -- Water 4th -- Air
• Gr 12 Open house - 8:30am-9:30am
Marathon runner , Mr. Ramesh Kartha spoke on initiating the “Marathon Challenge”programme for the junior gpsites.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day celebrated • Planting of a Sapling • Students of the International Block donated saplings • Workshop by Plan@ Earth for Junior Students on Recycling and Up cycling
Global Public School is awarded the Green Certificate,an Environment Benefit Certificate as a recognition of the school’s efforts to conserve resources and recycle paper and plastic. This certificate was issued by Plan@Earth in partnership with the Pollution Control Board on June 4th at the Choornikara Panchayath Hall, Aluva. The Drama Students of Grade 10 staged a street play on waste management at the same venue
Global Public School reopens for the new academic year. A year of learning and nurturing, of fun and games and lots more.