I take immense pleasure to present the Annual Report of our school for the year 2017-’18 to apprise you all, how the mission and philosophy of Greets Public School have materialized positively in the day to day working of our school in the voyage of the discovery of excellence in the field of education. GPS is accredited for decades as one of the well disciplined schools in Kochi and is located in the heart of the city with state –of-the Art infrastructure and facilities to encourage and facilitate the learning process. It also strivers for excellence in all spheres of character formation, discipline and education of a child.
The year 2017 was a year of grief & pain for us, as we had lost our beloved Aunty Greet- Ms. Edith Virginia Greet (97), Director of the Bethel Foundation and founder of Greets Public School who passed away at 2.10 pm on Monday 20th February 2017, by leaving everlasting fond memories. At the age of 27, she came from New Jersey, USA to India to help the poor. She raised the poor, especially girls educated them. Her adoration for dolls stemmed from her genuine affection for children, which paved the path of the formation of Bethel Foundation. The funeral was held on Monday, 27th February 2017 and all well wishers staff, students, parents and former students came to pay homage to our dear aunty Greet, as she was called by them. She was always a motivation for children and had a special way with kids and everybody was so fond of her. She always reminded the children that they could achieve anything in life, if they followed her motto, ‘I can, I will, I did’.
Academic achievements occupy the centre position in the educational field and I feel is appropriate to begin with the excellent result of our former students of 2017 batch. 32 candidates appeared for AISSCE 2017 out of which 18 students were credited with distinction, 13 came out with first class and one with second class. C J Alvin, the school topper in Science stream secured (481/500) 96.2 % marks and Catherine Paul, the School topper in Commerce stream secured (472/500) 94.4 % marks. Both of them, C J Alvin and Catherine Paul also secured A1 grade in all subjects.
C J Alvin secured 98 % in Mathematics, 96 % in Physics, 96 % in Chemistry and 99 % in Computer Science. Catherine Paul secured 93 % in Economics, 95 % in Accountancy, 95 % in Business Studies and 97 % in Informatics Practices. Cheris Mathew, Albin Sabu and Anaseudh Jamshi secured 95 % in Accountancy and Business Studies. Anu Anna, Taiju Thachil secured 91 % in English. V P Mohammed Aadil and Amith P Vinod secured 95 % in Accountancy. Persis E Mathew, Aliya Azeez and Amritha Jawahar secured 93 % in English.
Out of 50 students appeared for AISSE 2017, 44 students secured distinction and 6 secured first class. Alan Thomas Jacob, Anitta Prince, Ann Suzane, Nevin Manoj, Noel Martin, Suhas S M, Ahla Anas, Aiyaan Sadath, Meghana Vinod, Mohammed Bin Saleem, Neeshma Antony and Pranav H Nair secured A1 grade in all subjects. I take this opportunity to thank my dear colleagues for the supports they have rendered in bringing out excellent result.
From the academic year 2017-’18 onwards there will be CBSE board exam only for Class X. CBSE has virtually reintroduced the old regime of setting aside 80 marks for Board exam, giving only 20 marks for internal assessment. Class X examination for 80 marks in each subject covers 100 % syllabus of all the subjects. Out of the 20 marks for internal assessment, 10 marks go for Periodic Test, five marks each for note book submission and subject enrichment activities. Based on the reformation in class X exam, we have made changes in the examination pattern of classes I to IX accordingly. The assessment of students of all classes will be done based on the total performance in all the examinations, especially the annual examination.
The Investiture ceremony of our school was held on 21.07.2017. It is the day when the newly elected leaders are given all their responsibilities. The performance of students in all areas was considered for the selection.
With the Kochi Metro becoming one of the biggest attractions in the city, we had arranged a surprise Metro trip for all the students. For classes XI & XII students on Thursday, 22nd June 2017 and KG to Class X students on Friday, 23rd June 2017. The students were thrilled to take a ride on the unique train. They took photos as they watched the beautiful view of the city and the ride was an enriching experience.
GPS witnessed a grand inauguration of its clubs on July 22nd at the school campus. The elite members of the day were Shri. C G Rajagopal (BJP President, Ernakulam Assembly Constituency) and Shri. Shaji Kiran (Journalist, Mangalam Daily). They inaugurated Philately, Social Service, Eco, Literary, Health and Photography Clubs and launched the logos. These clubs were initiated to bring out the hidden potentials and talents of students.
GPS observed World Day for Nature Conservation through an artistic expression by presenting a flash mob at Lulu Mall on July 28th and at Centre Square on July 29. The students of classes XI & XII stole the show, tapping their feet to popular songs. The crowd cheered and applauded the effort of the students. The event was appreciated as a simple but significant step towards creating awareness of conserving nature.
Our school observed World Reading Day with a variety of programmes. The Literary Club in collaboration with Book Berries Publishers and Distributors conducted a book exhibition on 19th & 20th June 2017. Books from various genres were displayed and children made maximum use of them as they picked the books of their choice. The club also conducted a literary quiz contest for the students of classes VII to XII. A special assembly was conducted by the students of class XI A to commemorate the day.
The Health Club of GPS oraganised a festival of home made food on 17th July. Different kinds of dishes were put up for exhibition and sale, delicacies such as fried rice, paratha, cutlet, sandwich and different savories & desserts. Students of classes IX & X prepared and brought the items from home. The festival created awareness of the need to have home made food and helped students learn the basics of cooking, marketing, serving the dishes and maintaining the accounts.
As a part of Photography Club activities the students of Std XI were taken to Westford Institute of Film Technology on 17.10.2017 to
Members of GPS Philately Club conducted a Poster Making Competition for classes VI to IX on 02.11.2017 on the theme ‘Books are my Best Friends’. GPS & Eco Club conducted a fancy dress competition for Category III with the theme ‘ Best out of waste’ on and a poster designing competition on 26.10.2017 with ‘Nature’ as the topic. Joseph Salvin Joy and Felix Simon of Std XI interviewed Physical Trainer Shri. Alex at Club FM Studio for Relmagine The Future - A Mathrubhumi News Initiative for children. Also, Nazman Shahi of Std XII and Joshua Abraham Thomas of Std XI interviewed an Ethical Hacker at Club FM Studio, GPS Social Service Club celebrated ‘World Peace Day’ on 22.09.2017. and, did a power point presentation on ‘Serious crimes of Violence against Women’ for the students of Class VII on 27.112017. The members of Social Service Club were taken to Valsalya Bhavan, Vaduthala on 09.12.2017.
GPS Philately Club conducted a New Year Card Making Competition on 22.11.2017 and a stamp college contest on 22.09.2017 for the students of Std V. As a part of Navy week celebration the students of classes VIII & IX were taken to Naval Base on . It was an information trip,
Joel Abraham Anoop of Std V has secured 3rd Rank in the Kerala interschool championship of Scientia Exertus in Category I held at St. Paul’s Interschool, Kochi and has been selected to represent the school at the state championship. In MaRRS International Scientia Exertus Examination held in Mumbai, Aqsa Mohammed Irfan of Std IX secured 1st prize.
Students of classes I, II & III participated in the Interschool Arithmetic Genius Contest conducted by Sip Abacus Academy and eleven students were qualified to represent the school for the state level round.
GPS secured the overall championship in ‘Bhoomika’, an interschool Cultural Fest 2017-18 conducted by SBOA, Chittoor. The prize winners are Srimoney Shankar Ajith of Std VI [2nd prize - English Elocution], Shrisiva Hari Govind of Std VII [3rd prize - Malayalam Recitation], Alisha Sadath and Abel Varghese Shibu of Std X [2nd prize & 3rd prize in Turn Coat]. Azam Mohammed M S and N Mohammed Nazeeb of Std XI [3rd prize - Face Painting]. Irine Kishore of Std IX secured 3rd prize for Cartoon Drawing.
Aazim Muhammed S of Std IV has secured 2nd prize in Pencil Drawing conducted by Al Ameen Public School, Edappally.
Students of our school participated in “Anokha 2017”, an interschool competition conducted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunithura. Joseph Salvin Joy & Ryan Antony Barretto of Std XI, Nicole Ruth Fernandez of Std X and Ciya Oswin of Std IX secured 2nd prize in Group song. Abhijel Jerish and Srisiva Hari Govind of Std VII secured 3rd prize in spell.com. Amreen Akber and Antony Rijo of Std VI secured 3rd prize in Quiz. Irine Kishore of Std IX secured 1st prize in Cover Designing, A R Aagama of Std VII secured 3rd prize in Drawing and Abel Varghese Shibu of Std X secured 2nd prize in Stand up Comedy.
Adwaith Arun of Std IV and Adheena Kalarithara Binu of Std III secured 3rd prize and was awarded with a trophy & cash prize of Rs.500/- each, for Fashion Show in “Dromos”, an Interschool Competition conducted by Mar Thoma Public School, Thangode.
Our school secured the First Runnerup Trophy in Esperanza 2017, an Interschool Literary & Cultural Fest conducted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kannamaly. Abel Varghese Shibu of Std X got 1st prize in Mock Interview, C J Alina of Std VIII got 2nd prize in Origami, Devananda Anilkumar of Std IV got 2nd Folk Dance, Joshua Abraham Thomas of Std XI got 2nd prize in Mono Act, Diya Prince of Std V got 3rd prize in Paper Quilling, Mihika Manoj of Std IV got 2nd prize in Story from Frame, Afna Akbar of Std III got 1st prize in Spell well, Joel Abraham Anoop and Amanda Ann Teresa Antony of Std IV got 2nd prize in Game zone, Milana Romy & K S Karthika of Std IV got 2nd prize in Rangoli, Shubh Aggarwal & Alna Antony of Std IX got 2nd prize in Rajasree Menon of Std X has won 2nd prize in Hindi Essay Writing Competition conducted by Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Ernakulam. She was awarded with a cash prize of Rs.1500/- and certificate.
Azam Muhammed M S & Mohammed Bin Saleem of Std XI shared 3rd prize for Story Writing with Illustration in Novice Novella an Interschool Competition conducted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala.
In the Nava Fest 2017 conducted by Nav Nirman Public School, Ann Sneha Francis of Std XII secured 1st prize for Installation, Irine Kishore of Std IX secured 3rd prize for Illustration. GPS secured 2nd prize for Music Band, team members are Joseph Salvin Joy, Joshua Abraham Thomas, Peter Leander D’Rose, Ryan Antony Barretto, Abraham Mathew and Manu Harry of Std XI. Noel Gibbson of Std VI secured 9th position, Ananth Ram Omkar K Prabhu of Std V secured 10th position and GPS team secured 3rd position in the Chess Championship.
Y’s Men’s Club of Cosmopolitan, Ernakulam conducted Inter School Kids Fest 2017 and Afna Akber of Std II has secured 1st prize in Spell Bee, 3rd prize in Handwriting (English) and 3rd prize in Memory Test. Dion Alex Mathew of Std VIII has secured 1st prize in Spell Bee. Aqsa Mohammed Irfan of Std IX secured 3rd prize in Story Writing - English & 3rd prize in Handwriting - English.
Invento, an Interschool Competition conducted by Campion School , Edappally. Antony Rijo and Anreem Akbar of Std VII secured 1st prize in Quiz. Kripa Remson and Fathima K M of Std VIII secured 1st prize in Hair styling; Avel Varghese Shibu of Std X secured 1st prize in stand up comedy, Azam Moahmmed M S and N Mohammed Nazeeb of Std XI secured 1st prize in Face Painting.
In Swatch Bharath India Contest 2016-17, Isabel Susan Mathew of Std IV won 1st prize and was awarded with a cash prize of Rs.1000 ; Adwaith Arun of Std IV won 2nd prize and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 500; Annet Lynn Periera of Std III won 3rd prize and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 250.
Dion Alex Mathew of Class VIII has made us all proud by bagging the first rank for Mars International Spell Bee Competition Championship 2015-16 in Category IV held at Dayananda Sagar Engineering College, Bangalore on . He was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs,a trophy and a certificate.
The inaugural ceremony of GPS Balajanasakhyam was held on 26.09.2017 was the Chief Guest
Akhila Kerala Balajanasakhyam Sargotsav Ernakulam Tripunithura union was held in GPS on .11.2017. Our students begged many prizes in this competition and was adjudged as overall champions of Ernakulam union.
Our students participated in the CBSE Regional Kalotsav 2017 and secured various prizes. Adwaith Sibi of Std VI secured First prize in Cartoon (Category III), Dhyan A P of Std VI secured 1st Prize in Bharathanatyam - Boys (Category II); Srimoney Shankar Ajith of Std VI secured 1st prize in Recitation - English (Category II), Aqsa Mohammed Irfan of Std IX secured 3rd prize in Extempore - Hindi (Category III), Ambuja Pradeep of Std XII secured 3rd prize in Mohiniyattam (Category IV), Khushi Jain of Std. XI secured 1st prize in Essay Writing - Hindi (Category IV) & Ryan Antony Barretto of Std XI secured 2nd prize in Guitar - Western (Category IV). The first and second prize winners got the eligibility to participate for the State Kalotsav held at MES, Chittilappilly.
To nurture a new generation of film makers, Westford Institute of Film Technology conducted an Inter School Short Film Festival in association with Greets Public School on 26th August 2017. The logo launch of the same was done by Cine Actor Shri.Sunny Wayne in the presence of Shri. Lijo Paul (Film Editor), The first invitation of the event was given to Actor & Member of Parliament Padmasree Bharath Suresh Gopi.
Screenscapes, an exclusive 7 Day Short Film Challenge for school students was a platform for students to showcase their film making expertise and familiarize with eminent personalities from Malayalam movie industry. A common theme, ‘Fear’ was announced on 7th August 2017. Since then around 100 teams from various schools started to write, shoot, edit and submitted their completed entries on 14th August 2017. An eminent panel of judges including Directors Shri.Syamdhar, Shri Dileesh Nair and Actor & Director Shri Dileesh Pothen & Shri Jude Anthany Joseph assessed the movies. Out of 150 movies, 30 shortlisted entries were screened in the school auditorium in front of a huge audience including the students and teachers from the participating schools.
The Inaugural Ceremony of Screenscapes 2017 was held in a grand function in the presence of students, parents and members of the participating schools. The Inaugural Address and Switch On Ceremony was done by Shri N K Mohandas, District President, Bharatiya Janata Party followed by the screening of the signature movie made by Greets Public School.
The Award Ceremony started at 6.30 p.m. Among the celebrities from Malayalam Film Industry were Actors Shri Vinay Forte and Kumari Deepthi Sathi, Singer Kumari Shreya Jayadeep, Directors Shri Shyamdhar, Shri Dileesh Nair, Director & Actor Shri Dileesh Pothen & Shri Jude Anthany Joseph. Out of 30 shortlisted films, the best three were screened. The winning teams were awarded certificates, trophies and attractive cash prizes.
Screenscapes 2017 was a unique experience and a rare platform for students to showcase their potential in film making. The talent the young artists showed was amazing and was indeed promising that there is a new generation of movie makers who are all set to conquer the tinsel town with their bold and innovative ideas.
The 32nd Annual Sports Meet of Greets Public School was held on Thursday, 30.11.2017. Shri. Hibi Eden MLA was the Chief Guest for the opening ceremony. The closing ceremony was presided over by Kochi Municipal Mayor Smt. Soumini Jain. The day was filled with fun, healthy competition and the joy of winning.