National Vidyalaya School, Kumbakonam
(Affiliated to Central Board of Education)

From the Editors Desk
Dear Parents
Greetings! I am pleased to communicate through this Newsletter.   It is a new initiative in this institution.   I am Very happy to say that we have inaugurated new building that has a Library , an Audio Visual Room and 2 classrooms on 26/8/2018.
It was inaugurated by Shri. S. Balasubramanaian, CUB FOUNDATION. In addition to the existing …..books, The library has been facilitated with  1000 more books. We have also planned to introduce online Library  for the Kids. We are grateful to the donors.( City Union Bank, Integrated Enterprises and Auditor Natarajan)
Education is to mould a child into a good human being with skills and attitudes to face the life with confidence.  He/she should be a human being with good communication skills, values imbibed, able to learn new things and unlearn whenever necessary and be a great citizen of our country. The purpose of education is to bring out the potential of each child that is innate.
The teleconferencing with a scientist , science Project display and Swatcha Vidayalaya programme  by CBSE and of course the exams are the important events during this month.   I will be communicating through this newsletter every month.   Kindly give your feedback through email or in person.  

Yours in the service of education
Eswari Jayaraman

Quality of Education :
A teacher is a learner always.   To ensure quality of education in our school, training programmes are organised to improve and  update the skills and attitude  of the teachers so that our children will be ready to face the world with confidence.
On Teachers day , teachers presented a paper on “21
A programme on “Attributes of a Good Teacher” was conducted on 15/9/2018  by the Principal Mrs.Eswari Jayaraman. Adding to the top of everything, a two month training programme on “Communication Skill” is being handled by Mr.Ganesh Kumar.

On 28.09.2018 Scientist Dr.Biman Basu interacted with our school children through video conferencing on the topic “Life in Mars”.  It was a great moment.  We organized this video conferencing on the occasion of Science Project display.
The resource person Shri.Biman Basu , is an editor of a science journal and writer. He is a recipient of National award for best science and technical coverage in mass media, National Council of Science and Technology Communications, 1994, Kishore Jnan-Bijnan prize, 1990. He is a Member of Indian Science Writers' Association (life, secretary 1988-1992), Indian Science Congress Association (life), National Geographic Society, Planetary Society.
The participants were  students and teachers of our school, ARR Vidyashram, Little flower Hr.Sec. school, Banadurai Hr.Sec.  school, Town High school, and Maharishi Vidya Mandir.  Prof.Venkatesan , Department of Physics SASTRA along with 10 students participated.  Students of Geography department of Govt. Arts and science college , Kumbakonam  and students belonging to and  from MLRC, Kumbakonam were  participated.
The programme started at 10.45a.m. with the introduction of the scientist on line , all of us are connected for about two  hours. Students shot the questions for which Shri Biman Basu was  answering continuously for two hours.

A Theme based science fair was organized on 29/9/2018.
Shri.Kalyana Raman , Retired Professor of Statistics department , Trivandrum was the chief guest.  Prof.Sankara Narayanan, Dept of Computer science and Mrs.Ranjani, M.Tech were the judges.  Shir.P.Vaithiyanathan, Integrated Enterprises, Shri.Sridharan, Retired GM of CUB, Shri. Giridharan, Managing Partner, KMHS were the esteemed visitors.
As expected the project stalls attracted students from different schools and colleges threw light on various aspect of science.
The projects were very unique. There were projects on the themes

Life in Mars
Mathematical modeling of Heart
Mathematics in Nature
Smart city

Based on the Judges remark prizes were given to winners and all the participants from III std. to XII std. received prizes.
Swatch school project was conducted from 3/9/2018 to 15/9/2018.  Every day various programs were organized to emphasis the need for cleanliness. Competitions were conducted on the theme cleanliness and prizes were awarded.
We are happy to announce that the following extracurricular activities will be introduced from Vijayadesami Day i.e on 19/9/2018.

In the service of Education

  • German language
  • Sanskrit language
  • Robotics
  • Karathe/Music/Dance

Eswari Jayaraman