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Right Education should help the student not only to develop his capacities but also to understand his own higher interest.

Our aim in the Travancore National School is to help the child in overcoming his disability in the learning process and bring out the special interests in him. The inability to learn should not be an inhibiting factor in his success as an individual.

Travancore National School made its inroads in the field of education on 25th of June 2014 under the able guidance of Prof V. Madhusoodanan Nair, Chairman, Travancore National School, Shri. Prajin babu, Secretary, Travancore Education Trust, Smt. Sandhya P.R., Director of the school.

The Inaugural ceremony was initiated by our Hon’ble .Minister for Home Affairs and Vigilance Shri Ramesh Chennithala in the presence of dignitaries, Shri. M.A.Baby, former education minister and Shri. Jacob Punnoose, former DGP of Kerala, Dr. Sreejith N.Kumar , IMA State President, Shri. Shajahan, Government Secretary to Social Welfare Dept., Shri. Sridhar, Chartered Accountant, Prof. T. K. Thambi and Dr. N. C. Sreekumar, President IMA Trivandrum Unit.

 

The IMA Trivandrum has adopted Travancore National School and they are a very good source of support. Special thanks to IMA, especially to Dr Sreejith N.Kumar, Dr.Sulphi, Dr.Sreekumar, Dr.VasudevanPotti,  Dr.Prasanth, Dr.Shafi for their whole hearted support and dedication to help our school and our child

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS was celebrated on 15th August 2014 with a Painting Competition for students of all schools in the city. Students from various schools participated. The flag hoisting was done by our Chairman Prof. V. Madhusoodhanan Nair and Shri. Vijayan Thomas, KTDC Chairman planted saplings.

ONAM was celebrated on 5th September 2014 in a befitting manner in the school premises. Shri Madhusoodanan Nair and his wife graced the occasion with an Athapookalam and Sadya.

LIBRARY INAUGURATED ON SEPT 5TH 2014

            Shri. Madhusoodanam Nair inaugurated the Library started in the school by handing         over books to Smt. Meenakshy, Co-ordinator of the school.

VALMIKIJAYANTHI   

Valmiki Jayanthi considered to be the most auspicious day for initiating children into the world of letters was celebrated in the school and Prof V. Madhusoodanan Nair initiated two children on this day. Our school had the honour of hosting this function. The students of Travancore National School had the opportunity to get the blessing of Prof. Madhusoodhanan Nair on this occasion.

FK SNEHADEEPAM  ON 26TH OCTOBER 2014

F.K.Snehadeepam a facebook group of Kerala donated a computer. The members of F.K. Snehadeepam were youngsters bubbling with energy and activity. The    programme was conducted at IMA Hall, Trivandrum.The youngsters entertained the children with their songs and dance.The students also sang and made merry throughout.

CHILDREN’S DAY

Childrens Day was celebrated on November 14th in a befitting manner. It was also the birthday of our mentor Shri. V. Madhusoodanan Nair.We the Director, staffs and students of TNS had the thrill and happiness of celebrating the birthday of our mentor  Shri. V.Madhusoodhanan Nair. Prizes for the painting competition held on Independence Day were distributed.

DYSLEXIA AWARENESS SEMINAR

Nov 29th 2014, Saturday dawned as a special day for the Travancore Dyslexia Association. A two day workshop on Dyslexia Awareness was conducted by the Travancore Dyslexia Association in association with the IMA and Madras Dyslexia Association. It was a one day workshop from 9.30 to 4.30pm. The speakers were Mrs.SubhaVaidyanathan and Smt. GethaRaghavan of Madras Dyslexia Association. Shri. V. Madhusoodanan Nair presided and Shri Alexander Jacob, IPS. DGP.Dr.Shafi of IMA felicitated the gathering

The programme commenced with the inaugural session chaired by Prof. Madhusoodanan Nair who gave the presidential address followed by the chief guest Sri Alexander Jacob, who gave

a very detailed and interesting speech on dyslexia. SmtMeenakshy coordinator introduced the guest speakers. Dr. Shafi of IMA felicitated the gathering. Smt SandhyaPrajin , Director of the Travancore National School spoke on how the Travancore National School was born. The emotional backdrop of her speech underlying the difficulties she had encountered with her child was very well appreciated by the audience.

The audience comprised of teachers, psychology students and parents. The forenoon session was mainly on Dyslexia, what its symptoms are and how to detect the same. The afternoon session was aimed at some strategies and methods to teach a dyslexic child, how to motivate them etc

CHRISTMAS

Christmas was also celebrated on 23rd December 2014 with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and delicious cake cutting 

PTA MEETING

The first PTA meeting after the inception of the school was held on Jan 14th 2015 in the presence of the chairman Prof V. Madhusoodanan Nair and Smt. Sandhya, Director of the school. Madhu sir gave a warm and thought provoking presidential address to the parents.It was a participative session and parents also gave valuable suggestions for further developments in the school.

RUN KERALA RUN

 The students of Travancore National School participated in Run Kerala Run prior to the National Games. on 20th January 2015. Kids were taken to University stadium and Jimmy George stadium to watch the games.

JAN 31ST MARTYR’S DAY

 

January 31st was observed in the school with a one minute silence to commemorate the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A one minute silent prayer was observed at 11 am and homage was paid by putting flowers on the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. This was done by the students of the school. It was very solemn occasion.

SPORTS DAY ON 23/02/2015- Sports day was celebrated with full gaiety and all the students participated with full vigor.

ART’S FESTIVAL ON 24/02/2014

Arts Fest consisting of various competitions in painting, storytelling was held on 24th Feb 2015

HARVEST FESTIVAL

On 15th March 2015 the Harvest Festival ie, koyithu was celebrated in the fields belonging to the Udayanoor Devi Kshethram. The students witnessed the harvesting and also went down into the field. It was a rare experience for the students of TNS

SCHOOL DAY 

The 1st Annual Day of the School was celebrated at IMA Hall Shri Madhusoodanan Nair presided the meeting .Shri. Venugopal, singer who was the chief guest, expressed happiness and shared his vision for the institution. The winners in various competitions received prizes from the guests. Cultural programme conducted by the students touched many heart

TRAINING

Our teachers attended a workshop on How to teach your child conducted by Madras Dyslexic Association.

SEMINAR -A two day seminar conducted by Ayurveda College Trivandrum on Behavioral Problems and Learning Disability was attended by our teachers.

A one day trip was arranged   for the students to the zoo and museum.

SCHOOL OPENING ON JUNE 3RD FOR THE ACADEMIC YEA 2015-2016 AND 2ND PTA MEETING- The chairman Shri Madhusoodhanan Nair and the secretary Shri Prajin babu spoke to the students and children.
  1. DYSLEXIA WEEK CELEBRATIONS
  2. The Dyslexia week celebrations under the banner of Travancore Dyslexia Association, Travancore National School and IMA was inaugurated on 24.06.2015.The inaugural ceremony was conducted in the IMA Hall, Opp General             Hospital,Trivandrum.The celebrations were inaugurated by our honorable   minister for social welfare Shri M.K.Muneer. Shri Madhusoodhanan Nair, Chairman of the School presided over the function. The main and most exciting event was the declaration of Shri G Venugopal noted play back singer as GOODWILL AMBASSADOR for dyslexia. The adorning of the same was done by the honorable minister Shri M.K.Muneer and given the insignia and medal by our chairman shri Madhusoodhanan nair. .Master Tejas Prajin student of Travancore National School was declared as the LITTLE AMBASSADOR for Dyslexia. He gave an    adorable speech which was lauded and highly appreciated by the audience. To make the function more attractive the students of TNS sang to the tune of a beautiful Malayalam folk song. The other dignitaries on the dais were Shri V Sridhar, Prof T.K Thambi, Dr.Sreekumar ,Dr.MuhammedShaffi .A memorandum  signed by the parents of five students who have completed 12th std was handed over to the minister for considering their case for jobs by the govt. The honorable minister in his inaugural speech assured that all forms of assistance will be provided for these students by the govt.’ KNOW DYSLEXIA -HELP DYSLEXIA’ is the motto of the TNS and this was    declared by Smt .Sandhya Prajin , Director of TNS.
INDUCTING SHRI.G.VENUGOPAL AS THE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR OF DYSLEXIC KIDS TEJAS PRAJIN HAD BEEN INDUCTED AS THE LITTLE AMBASSADOR FOR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN 3.EYE CAMP As part of Dyslexia week celebrations an Eye Screening camp was conducted at the School premises on 25/06/2015 by Vasan Eye Care, Thiruvananthapuram at 8.30 am Shri Madhusoodhanan Nair Chairman TNS hoisted the flag of the school in the school premises. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Sreejith N.Kumar, IMA president, Kerala inaugurated the eye camp. Dr Mahadevan , Vasan Eye Care spoke on the occasion. The camp was well attended and they could screen about 50 people including the             school children
  1. WEBSITE INAUGURATION
  2. The website of the TNS was inaugurated by our Honorable Minister for Home Affairs
Shri Ramesh Chennithala on 26th June 2015 in the presence of dignitaries Shri Shajahan IAS, Secretary social welfare department and Shri Baby Mathew, MD Jeevan TV. Shri Ramesh Chennithala inaugurated the website and had a lively chat with the students of the school.Shri Baby Mathew and ShriShajahan IAS felicitated the gathering. There was a small interview with the minister by Jeevan TV and it was aired in the evening news
  1. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
  9th July 2015 dawned a special day for TNS. As part of International Student       Exchange Programme, Ms.Naina Sukhesh Nair, Head Girl of Millennium School, Dubai had come here to visit and address the children. Shri G. Venugopal our goodwill ambassador enthralled the students with his beautiful song. He spent half a      day with both the D-school and A-school kids. Songs sung by our students Malavika and Madhav touched him .The programme started with the prayer song by the students of the school Akash M., Std X welcomed the gathering in a befitting manner. The     chairman ShriMadhu sir presided over the function and another noted person who decorated the dias was Mr. Sasathamangalam Mohan. Dr.Sreekumar and Dr Muhammed Shaffi felicited the meeting. As a support to the school they donated a computer with all peripherals to TNS 6. MISSION ONE MILLION CARNIVAL Travancore Dyslexia Association, Travancore National School, GTech, Sportz4U and Seek organized a mega Carnival to create awareness about dyslexia and raise funds to         support special education programs for children affected by Dyslexia. The programme was organized by a three hour sporting and entertainment extravaganza. The funds will help create state-of-the-art facilities and run special training programs for the children at the Travancore National School, Thiruvananthapuram, the only one of its kind in Kerala. The small contribution will make sure that an otherwise brilliant child overcomes his/her challenge and grows up to be an accomplished individual. The  main objective of the event is not only to raise funds but also bring together about 5,      000 people from all walks of life and sensitize them on dyslexia and the need to support children affected by it. 92.5 Big FM gave a great coverage about the dyslexia awareness throughout a week 7.INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA RESEARCH CENTRE The activities began with the appointment of Smt.PreethaAyyappan as coordinator of the International Dyslexia Research Centre. Counseling sessions for all walks of people affected by dyslexia and programmes to create awareness among parents about dyslexia and other learning disabilities and started courses for Remedial training. 8.AWARD- Our beloved chairman Prof.V.Madhusoodanan Nair was honored with the M.P.Appan Award for his poem “ACHAN PIRANNA VEEDU’. The students of Travancore National school took active participation in the function . The function was hosted by KERALA KALA SAHITYA ACADEMY at Christ Nagar School on 5th of August 2015 9.ONAM 2015 Onam was celebrated with all its grander and gravity on 20th august 2015. A beautiful Athapookalamcarpeted the yoga hall with various colour full flowers. The guest was honoured by presenting the ‘Onam Kodi’.Miss Naina handed over a gift to our school leader Miss Aarathi and there was a return gift from her to Naina. A very beautiful magic show by young magician Varundev was the main attraction of the day followed by kids presented various song, dance and percussions 10.TEACHERS DAY 2015 It was a thrilling experience for the teachers of our school to see students enact as teachers to mark the teacher’s day celebration on September 5th (The birth date (5 September 1888) of the second President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, is celebrated as Teachers Day). When the student teachers were asked to give their comment s on how they felt about being a teacher. The general opinion was that teaching is a tough job and minding children was even tougher. The teachers had the pleasure to experience the fact that in spite of their difficulties our children were the best!!! 11. The open day of the school was conducted on 17th September 2016 Parents participated happily and put forward some valuable suggestions. 12.  TRIP OF A-SCHOOL-The children of A-School were taken for a short tour to the zoo on 1st of October 2015. The students were taken in the electric cars. kids enjoyed the fun and also played in the garden 13. Trip of D-school The students of D- School were taken to the exhibition conducted on 09.10.2015 by ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram at Kanakakunnu Palace. It was an interesting experience for the students as they could see the launch and development of ISRO in a short film shown by them. In addition exhibits of various space products were shown. Later they were taken to the Planetarium, Trivandrum where the students enjoyed the 6.D show. 14. DIARY RELEASING – In an impressive but small and exclusive function the Student’s Diary for the year 2015-2016 was released by Shri Jacob Punnoose , Ex.DGP presently the chairman of KELTRON on 15th October 2015. The function was graced by our chairman Shri V, MadhusoodanNair. The main attraction of the function was the interaction the students had with Shri Jacob Punoose. He spoke about ISRO and the Police organisation. It was a surprise as well as exciting to hear the students interact with Shri Jacob Punoose in an intelligent manner Nov 14th, 2015.Childresn Day 2015 22nd December 2015:Christmas Celebrations February 29, 2016 :Appreiciaiton from Deputy Mayor and Dr.Beena IAS 23rd January 2016: #100 women Achiever of India 25th january 2016: Appriciation from Shri .A. K.” Antony (MP) former Defense Minister and former Chief Minister of Kerala February 3rd 2016: Appreciation from the Prof.Madhusoodanan Nair. Sports Day 2016: 18th February 2016: appreciation from Princess Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore royal family 18th February 2016: 2nd Annual Day Celebrations. March 8th    2016 :Appreciation  from team Nizhalattam March 8th   2016: Asianet Sthre Shakthi Puraskaram 8th march 2016:Seminar on schooling and development of children with  developmental disorder March 18th 2016: Appriciation from C-Dit Employees Association 23rd March 2016: Felicitation @ DCC Special Convention at Priyadarshini Hall, Trivandrum, on 23rd March 2016 14th April 2016: Inauguration of an exhibition conducted by Tejas Designer Jewellary at Chalakuzhy Rd. @ Trivandrum, LIfe Skills Training and Holistic Empowerment through Theater Arts for differently abled kids. 14th April 2016: Appreciation from the legend of Malayalam cinema Shri Madhu May 8th 2016: Releasing of Logo of Bhodhayanam 22nd May 2016:  ‘Unaarvu 2016” June 5th  2016: Environmental day with 92.7 big FM June 6th 2016: New campus inauguration by shri Shajahan.IAS Travancore National School re opened after the summer vacation on 6th June 2016. The Autism school has been shifted to a new Centre at Vellayamabalam RNP Lane. The new premise was inaugurated on 6th June at 11 am by Sri. Shajahan IAS, Social welfare Department in presence of the teacher, parents and students. 8th April 2016: Appreciation from Trivandrum Bar Association. 8th June 2016. As part of the Mother Day special ‘Bodhyanam’ was introduced to the public on 8th June 2016. It is a movement for spreading the concept of Learning disability to the public. This difficulty is found to be important among the children everywhere. Through different meetings this message will be spread all over Kerala. Bodhyanam is being organised by the Travancore Education Trust, Travancore National School, IMA, and the Travancore Dyslexia Association. The inaugural function was held in the IMA hall, General Hospital Junction, Trivandrum. Shri Prajin babu manager of the school welcomed the gathering. Shri. V.Madhusoodanan Nair chairman Travancore Education Trust, gave the presidential Address. Sri A Shajahan IAS, Principle Secretary Social Justice Department gave the inaugural address followed by Mothers Day message by the Director Sandhya prajin. Felicitations were given by Sri. Jacob Punnose IPS, Dr. R.C. Sreekumar, President IMA Trivandrum, Dr Sreejith N Kumar Former State President IMA, and Dr.Prasanth Editor Nammude Arogyam. As part of the inauguration Sri. V. Madusoodanan Nair presented the logo of Bodyananam to Sri. G.Venugopal goodwill ambassador who received it.Smt. Meenakshy Mahadevan Chief co-ordinator proposed the vote of thanks. 25th June 2015: INVESTITURE CEREMONY 25th June 2015:3rd Travancore Day. Big CITIZEN 2016″ award by Kerala kaumudi and 92.7 Big FM.  Prof. Suresh C. Pillai The students of Travancore National School had a great opportunity to interact with Prof. Suresh C Pillai, A Great Scientist and researcher in the area of Nano Technology. He is at present in the department of environmental science, institute of Technology ,Ireland. He carry lesson who has many patents to his credit as well research papers in the leading institute all over the world He gave a befitting speech about Nano technology and other scientific general aspects. The students also interacted with him. Sri. Prajin babu and Smt. Sandhya spoke on the occasion. Appreciation from the legend of Malayalam Cinema Shri Madhu.  July 25th 2016: Remembrance, Love and Prayers by the teachers and students of TNS on the first Death Anniversary of a great human being Shri Abdul Kalam. July 28th 2016- Arts festival The Arts festival for the D school and A school was conducted on 28th and 29th July 2016. On 28th the drawing, painting competitions, hand writing competition, and clay modelling were held. The inaugural ceremony was held at 12.30 am and Sri. Madhusoodanan Nair inaugurated the competitions. He enthralled our children with his poem which was recited by the students also. Smt. Meenakshy welcomed the gathering and a felicitation speech was given by our director Sandhya Prajin.  July 31st 2016: Appreciation from the Smt Lakshmi Principal, Kerala Law Academy Law College my Alma Mater August 9th 2016: the students were taken to the kalakaumudi news press, which were highly informative. They could be the compete working of the press. it was an enjoyable tour.  August 9th 2016: 92.7 Big FM‘s anti-drug campaign Vande Keralam has officially kicked off at Martyrs’ Column in Palayam. Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh inaugurated the campaign by putting RJ Firoz in a symbolic jail from where he will continue his fight against drugs.Our 50 students pledge support for this campaign….Excise Minister Shri T.P,Ramakrishnan presided the meeting August 15 2016: Independence Day celebrations. Independence Day was celebrated in the school premises. The National flag was hoisted in the presence of teachers, the school leaders and associated school leaders. Sweets were distributed. August 18th 2016: Flag off of School van  by our chairman Shri Madhusoodan Nair and by our Ambassador Shri G Venugopal Friday we had the proud privilege of the flagging off of two schools van bought for the benefit of the students. The van’s were flagged off by our chairman Sri. Madusoodanan Nair and our goodwill ambassador Sri. G.Venugopal. Helen O’ Grady. September 3 , 2016 :Marayonam September 7, 2016: Onam Celebrations. 24th and 25th September: RAYS 2016 – DEMYSTIFYING DYSLEXIA two day dyslexia workshop in association with Travancore National School, MDA and IMA Demystifying dyslexia a two day workshop on remedial strategies for teaching children with learning disability was held at Hotel Biverah, Kumarapuram from 9 am to 4 pm. This remains comes under the name Rays 2016. This is also a part of Bodhyanam month. The workshop was jointly organised by Travancore National School, Travancore Dyslexia Association, Indian Medical Association and Madras Dyslexia Association. MDA team was lead by smt.Geetha Raghavan and Smt. Latha Vasanth. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendran Paediatric surgeon, new born surgery. He spoke about his inability to   write and his inability to deal with numbers. Dr. R.C Sreekumar, President Tvpm unit IMA spoke mostly about the non awareness of the parents and their main interest was how to score high risks etc.The conference was a real refresher for the participants of lot of strategies were taught to them in the two days. Sept 5th 2016 Teachers Day .Respect to Prof. V. Madhusoodanan Nair with 92.7Big FM team and our kids:On this day the co-ordinator Smt Meenakshy Mahadevan, teacher Anjali Mager Shri Prajin babu and the Director Smt. sandhya, along with the school leaders and assistant leaders Tejas, Bhadra, Niranjan went to our chairman Sri. Madusoodanan Nair house with FM radio channel 92.7to bow respect to the great teacher. He gave a small talk to FM radio about teacher’s day. 8th October 2016: Toe by Toe A one day seminar on Remedial strategies to develop learning skills in autistic kids under the name Toe by Toe 2016 was held in the IMA hall GH junction from 9.30 am to 3 pm.It was well participated by parents, social workers and teachers. It was organised by the Travancore national School, CDC Trivandrum and IMA Trivandrum. Our radio partner was 92.7 big FM. Dr. Sreejith welcomed the gathering.The introductory speech   was given by Dr. R.C Sreekumar, president IMA Trivandrum, Dr. R K C Nair, Vice chancellor KUHS and former director CDC Trivandrum inaugurated the seminar.Dr. Babu George director in charge CDC Trivandrum presented the keynote address. The early developmental delay including communication issue was presented by Ms. Prasanna G.L Developmental therapist CDC Trivandrum Dr.Arun B Nair; Assistant professor Dept. of Psychiatry talked on behavioural problems.Dr. Riju V senior grade lecturer department of clinical psychology ICCONS TRIVANDRUM talked on Management of children. In the afternoon there was a discussion with parents and it was co-ordinated by CDC, Dr. Babu george and Smt. Prasanna. 20th October 2016: Release of the book ‘Murivoram” Smt. Vanitha Vinod ‘s MURIVORAM portraying the life of Shri Murugan s theruvoram was published on 20th oct. It was a real privilege to accept the first copy from the honorable finance minster of Kerala DR.T.M.Thomas Issac .  The  presence of Ms. Bhagyalakshmi, Shri. Rajamanikam IAS, Shir. Rahul Iswar, Ms.Dhanya, Shri. Surendran enlightened the ceremony 5th October 2016: A Trip to Zoo & Museum for Autism Kids Most children with autism thrive off routine and beginning school can throw off the routine they’ve known for their entire life. It’s important to begin helping them familiarize with a new routine. Small picnics add familiarity for child to make the transition much easier. October 14th 2016: Bommakolu A Bommakolu was kept in the school premises as part of Navarathri celebrations. Kolu also has a significant connection with the agricultural economy of ancient India. It is said that in order to encourage dredging and de-silting of irrigation canals and riverbeds, the Kolu celebration was aimed at raising demand for clay from such activities. There are many customs and beliefs in different parts of India that imbue sacred status to clay. Besides the economic aspect of the festival, it is an important occasion for socializing.   October 14th 2016: Brain Yoga class by Smt. Amini Nair, who is a part of GMCKS Pranic healing is a no touch method of healing yourself and others by using simple techniques. Smt Amini Nair from yoga vidya praic healing foundation of Maharastra came to the school and held a demonstration of super brain yoga to the students .It was a rejuvenating experience for the teachers and students. Brain Gym works by promoting specific movement experiences which assist in facilitating optimal achievement of mental potential. All acts of speech, learning, vision & coordination are learned through a complex repertoire of movement. Brain Gym through its specific movement exercises program promotes the efficient communication amongst these many nerve cells & functional centres located throughout the brain’s sensory motor system. Learning problems arise when communication between these centres, for example, when the eyes & ears are blocked. Brain Gym exercises stimulate the flow of information within the brain & sensory system freeing the innate ability to learn & function at top efficiency. Smart Mom’ @ IMA Hall, Nr General Hospital Jn on 23rd October 2016. October 28th 2016: Diwali celebrations at A-school. For families raising kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the holidays tend to be full of stress and anxiety. However, it is common for kids with ASD to have sensory aversion to certain types and textures of foods, as well as difficulties managing any change in routine. This can make celebrating the holidays quite challenging for families. Consequently, some families opt out of this hassle by not getting involved in any holiday festivities. But rather than make things easier, this option actually makes people feel isolated. What families really want is for everyone to be able to participate in the holidays together. Celebrations at school makes them aware of our culture, social activities as well as enjoying together.
June 5th  2016: Environmental day with 92.7 big FM June 6th 2016: New campus inauguration by shri Shajahan.IAS Travancore National School re opened after the summer vacation on 6th June 2016. The Autism school has been shifted to a new Centre at Vellayamabalam RNP Lane. The new premise was inaugurated on 6th June at 11 am by Sri. Shajahan IAS, Social welfare Department in presence of the teacher, parents and students. 8th April 2016: Appreciation from Trivandrum Bar Association. 8th June 2016. As part of the Mother Day special ‘Bodhyanam’ was introduced to the public on 8th June 2016. It is a movement for spreading the concept of Learning disability to the public. This difficulty is found to be important among the children everywhere. Through different meetings this message will be spread all over Kerala. Bodhyanam is being organised by the Travancore Education Trust, Travancore National School, IMA, and the Travancore Dyslexia Association. The inaugural function was held in the IMA hall, General Hospital Junction, Trivandrum. Shri Prajin babu manager of the school welcomed the gathering. Shri. V.Madhusoodanan Nair chairman Travancore Education Trust, gave the presidential Address. Sri A Shajahan IAS, Principle Secretary Social Justice Department gave the inaugural address followed by Mothers Day message by the Director Sandhya prajin. Felicitations were given by Sri. Jacob Punnose IPS, Dr. R.C. Sreekumar, President IMA Trivandrum, Dr Sreejith N Kumar Former State President IMA, and Dr.Prasanth Editor Nammude Arogyam. As part of the inauguration Sri. V. Madusoodanan Nair presented the logo of Bodyananam to Sri. G.Venugopal goodwill ambassador who received it.Smt. Meenakshy Mahadevan Chief co-ordinator proposed the vote of thanks. 25th June 2015: INVESTITURE CEREMONY 25th June 2015:3rd Travancore Day. Big CITIZEN 2016″ award by Kerala kaumudi and 92.7 Big FM.  Prof. Suresh C. Pillai The students of Travancore National School had a great opportunity to interact with Prof. Suresh C Pillai, A Great Scientist and researcher in the area of Nano Technology. He is at present in the department of environmental science, institute of Technology ,Ireland. He carry lesson who has many patents to his credit as well research papers in the leading institute all over the world He gave a befitting speech about Nano technology and other scientific general aspects. The students also interacted with him. Sri. Prajin babu and Smt. Sandhya spoke on the occasion. Appreciation from the legend of Malayalam Cinema Shri Madhu.  July 25th 2016: Remembrance, Love and Prayers by the teachers and students of TNS on the first Death Anniversary of a great human being Shri Abdul Kalam. July 28th 2016- Arts festival The Arts festival for the D school and A school was conducted on 28th and 29th July 2016. On 28th the drawing, painting competitions, hand writing competition, and clay modelling were held. The inaugural ceremony was held at 12.30 am and Sri. Madhusoodanan Nair inaugurated the competitions. He enthralled our children with his poem which was recited by the students also. Smt. Meenakshy welcomed the gathering and a felicitation speech was given by our director Sandhya Prajin.  July 31st 2016: Appreciation from the Smt Lakshmi Principal, Kerala Law Academy Law College my Alma Mater August 9th 2016: the students were taken to the kalakaumudi news press, which were highly informative. They could be the compete working of the press. it was an enjoyable tour.  August 9th 2016: 92.7 Big FM‘s anti-drug campaign Vande Keralam has officially kicked off at Martyrs’ Column in Palayam. Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh inaugurated the campaign by putting RJ Firoz in a symbolic jail from where he will continue his fight against drugs.Our 50 students pledge support for this campaign….Excise Minister Shri T.P,Ramakrishnan presided the meeting August 15 2016: Independence Day celebrations. Independence Day was celebrated in the school premises. The National flag was hoisted in the presence of teachers, the school leaders and associated school leaders. Sweets were distributed. August 18th 2016: Flag off of School van  by our chairman Shri Madhusoodan Nair and by our Ambassador Shri G Venugopal Friday we had the proud privilege of the flagging off of two schools van bought for the benefit of the students. The van’s were flagged off by our chairman Sri. Madusoodanan Nair and our goodwill ambassador Sri. G.Venugopal. Helen O’ Grady. September 3 , 2016 :Marayonam September 7, 2016: Onam Celebrations. 24th and 25th September: RAYS 2016 – DEMYSTIFYING DYSLEXIA two day dyslexia workshop in association with Travancore National School, MDA and IMA Demystifying dyslexia a two day workshop on remedial strategies for teaching children with learning disability was held at Hotel Biverah, Kumarapuram from 9 am to 4 pm. This remains comes under the name Rays 2016. This is also a part of Bodhyanam month. The workshop was jointly organised by Travancore National School, Travancore Dyslexia Association, Indian Medical Association and Madras Dyslexia Association. MDA team was lead by smt.Geetha Raghavan and Smt. Latha Vasanth. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendran Paediatric surgeon, new born surgery. He spoke about his inability to   write and his inability to deal with numbers. Dr. R.C Sreekumar, President Tvpm unit IMA spoke mostly about the non awareness of the parents and their main interest was how to score high risks etc.The conference was a real refresher for the participants of lot of strategies were taught to them in the two days. Sept 5th 2016 Teachers Day .Respect to Prof. V. Madhusoodanan Nair with 92.7Big FM team and our kids:On this day the co-ordinator Smt Meenakshy Mahadevan, teacher Anjali Mager Shri Prajin babu and the Director Smt. sandhya, along with the school leaders and assistant leaders Tejas, Bhadra, Niranjan went to our chairman Sri. Madusoodanan Nair house with FM radio channel 92.7to bow respect to the great teacher. He gave a small talk to FM radio about teacher’s day. 8th October 2016: Toe by Toe A one day seminar on Remedial strategies to develop learning skills in autistic kids under the name Toe by Toe 2016 was held in the IMA hall GH junction from 9.30 am to 3 pm.It was well participated by parents, social workers and teachers. It was organised by the Travancore national School, CDC Trivandrum and IMA Trivandrum. Our radio partner was 92.7 big FM. Dr. Sreejith welcomed the gathering.The introductory speech   was given by Dr. R.C Sreekumar, president IMA Trivandrum, Dr. R K C Nair, Vice chancellor KUHS and former director CDC Trivandrum inaugurated the seminar.Dr. Babu George director in charge CDC Trivandrum presented the keynote address. The early developmental delay including communication issue was presented by Ms. Prasanna G.L Developmental therapist CDC Trivandrum Dr.Arun B Nair; Assistant professor Dept. of Psychiatry talked on behavioural problems.Dr. Riju V senior grade lecturer department of clinical psychology ICCONS TRIVANDRUM talked on Management of children. In the afternoon there was a discussion with parents and it was co-ordinated by CDC, Dr. Babu george and Smt. Prasanna. 20th October 2016: Release of the book ‘Murivoram” Smt. Vanitha Vinod ‘s MURIVORAM portraying the life of Shri Murugan s theruvoram was published on 20th oct. It was a real privilege to accept the first copy from the honorable finance minster of Kerala DR.T.M.Thomas Issac .  The  presence of Ms. Bhagyalakshmi, Shri. Rajamanikam IAS, Shir. Rahul Iswar, Ms.Dhanya, Shri. Surendran enlightened the ceremony 5th October 2016: A Trip to Zoo & Museum for Autism Kids Most children with autism thrive off routine and beginning school can throw off the routine they’ve known for their entire life. It’s important to begin helping them familiarize with a new routine. Small picnics add familiarity for child to make the transition much easier. October 14th 2016: Bommakolu A Bommakolu was kept in the school premises as part of Navarathri celebrations. Kolu also has a significant connection with the agricultural economy of ancient India. It is said that in order to encourage dredging and de-silting of irrigation canals and riverbeds, the Kolu celebration was aimed at raising demand for clay from such activities. There are many customs and beliefs in different parts of India that imbue sacred status to clay. Besides the economic aspect of the festival, it is an important occasion for socializing.   October 14th 2016: Brain Yoga class by Smt. Amini Nair, who is a part of GMCKS Pranic healing is a no touch method of healing yourself and others by using simple techniques. Smt Amini Nair from yoga vidya praic healing foundation of Maharastra came to the school and held a demonstration of super brain yoga to the students .It was a rejuvenating experience for the teachers and students. Brain Gym works by promoting specific movement experiences which assist in facilitating optimal achievement of mental potential. All acts of speech, learning, vision & coordination are learned through a complex repertoire of movement. Brain Gym through its specific movement exercises program promotes the efficient communication amongst these many nerve cells & functional centres located throughout the brain’s sensory motor system. Learning problems arise when communication between these centres, for example, when the eyes & ears are blocked. Brain Gym exercises stimulate the flow of information within the brain & sensory system freeing the innate ability to learn & function at top efficiency. Smart Mom’ @ IMA Hall, Nr General Hospital Jn on 23rd October 2016. October 28th 2016: Diwali celebrations at A-school. For families raising kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the holidays tend to be full of stress and anxiety. However, it is common for kids with ASD to have sensory aversion to certain types and textures of foods, as well as difficulties managing any change in routine. This can make celebrating the holidays quite challenging for families. Consequently, some families opt out of this hassle by not getting involved in any holiday festivities. But rather than make things easier, this option actually makes people feel isolated. What families really want is for everyone to be able to participate in the holidays together. Celebrations at school makes them aware of our culture, social activities as well as enjoying together. November 14th 2016. November 14th marks the day when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru birthday. It’s also spe-cial day for Travancore National School since it is the birthday of our chairman Shri V. Madhusoodanan Nair. This year also the Quiz competition was conducted for the chairman’s Trophy and Good will Ambassadors Trophy. All the students participated with great enthusiasm. Questions were asked based on OnamFestival. Kanthari Talks 2016 SabriyeTenberken and Paul Kronenberg (Dutch) founders of Kanthari on 13th Dec at Infosys,Thiruvananthapuram Coming from the margins of society, SabriyeTenberken devel-oped an intrinsic interest to create ethical social change. She studied Tibetology / Central Asian Sci-ences at Bonn University. In 2005 she co-founded kanthari in Kera-la, South of India. kanthari fosters participants from all over the world, who, like Sabriye, have a passion to make the world a better place and strength to be forces of good rather than victims of circumstance. Sabriye is the driving force behind the academic program. Paul Kronenberg is a “So-cial-Engineer” and co-founder of Braille without Borders (BWB) and kanthari. Paul focuses on the running and opera-tional management of both organisations. Travancore National School was taken as the one of the inspiring organization and our Director SandhyaPrajin inspiring model for the par-ents in one of their talks by Shri Rajashekaran . Christmas celebrations at A- School on 20.12.2016 Christmas was celebrated in A- School in a befitting manner. The Christmas tree was deco- rated by the kids beautifully with the crib. Santa Claus was adorned by RaijalRiaz. Chil-dren celebrated with cakes, chocolates and sweets in the presence of Prajinba-bu, Sandhya, Meenakshi and teachers. Christmas Celebrations at D-school on 22.12.2016 Shri Jacob Punoose was the chief guest of the day who gave the Christmas message. Santa calus took up the role of Santa Claus came dancing with the tune of jingles on the key board by Devadutt. The main attraction was the skit by the students portraying the birth of Jesus Christ. Kids celebrated Christmas with dancing and distributing sweets too. Good Bye 2016 The last event of the year 2016 was ‘Good bye 2016”. Shri Shajahan IAS was the chief guest. He distributed the prizes of the Arts festival to the students. He gave a small speech followed by felicitation by director Sand-hya. . Sports Meet on 27th January 2017 Sports meet was conducted at SAP stadium Peroorkada on 27th January 2017. There was a march past by the students and it was conducted by Shri Mathew ex mili-tarypersonel. The meet was inaugurated by Dr. Sreejith former IMA State President, DyspBhadran gave away the prizes. TNS kids in BLUE DOT MAGAZINE. Youth Voices from Schools around the Globe:Students with learning differences talk about struggles in school and overcoming challenges, giving firsthand insight into the impact of family and educators along the way. It was a great moment for TNS that 8 students were interviewed by the UNESCO Blue Dot Magazine and was published in their January 2017 Volume. . Flag hoisting of Annual Day Celebrations on 09.02.2017 As part of 3rd Annual Day Celebrations flag was hoisted by the director SmtSandhya in the presence of A-School and D-School teachers and students. The theme for the year 2017-18 was declared as ‘GRATITUDE’. SmtMeenakshy chief coordinator spoke about it. 3rd Annual Day celebrations on 10thfeb 2017 The chief guest of the evening was Shri M.G.Rad-hakrishanan Chief Editor of Asianet News. Other guest was the good will ambassador of the school Shri G.Venu-gopal, Dr. John Panicker, Trivandrum IMA president, Travancore Education Trust vice chairman Shri Prajinbabu, DrVasudevanpotty , Director SmtSandhya, Chief coordinator SmtMeenak-shyMahadevan. Chief guest emphasized in his speech, the role of parents in the development of their kids. Parents should spend much time with them. Children enthusiastically performed the events.

I am privileged to present the annual report for the year 2017-2018

Before going into the presentation of the report I would like to quote the famous phrase, “Time and tide waits for no man.” Time flies with leaps and bounds, Travancore National School has also entered into its glorious fourth year with leaps and bounds.

The secret of all success is hard work and self reliance. This secret lies in the hands of Mr.Prajin Babu and Smt. Sandhya who have successfully pioneered and steered this educational institution ‘Travancore National School’ to the forefront in this field. Annual day not only provides a platform for the students to exhibit their talents but gives them an opportunity to know various performing arts and the ability to perform in different media.

In this august function I now go into the detailed report.

The school reopened after the summer vacation on June 7th 2017.

Travancore National School has added another feather to its cap of achievements. Due to the mushrooming admissions a new campus had to be opened at Vattavila,Trivandum. The Vattavila campus now houses the D school and Maruthamkuzhy Campus the A school. The new campus at Vattavila was inaugurated by our most ardent well wisher and supporter Shri. A Shajahan IAS.

 

Achievements

  • It is a dream and enthusiasm of a child to get new books for the new academic year. This year, we introduced a special curriculum that helps our students to gain knowledge in many fields. This dream was made true by Travancore National School. With the concerted and passionate efforts of the teachers and non-teaching staff we could introduced these text books.

 

The books have been so designed with a lot of pictures and activities, so that more of visual learning along with textual learning is also done. The books were printed and published by Travancore Today Publishing, Kochar Road, Trivandrum. The first copy was handed over by Sri Shajahan IAS to Mr.Krishna Gopal, father of our student Bhadra in a small meeting held at Maruthamkuzhy campus.

 

  • This year Mr.Rob and Ms. Kate from USA admitted their Son Milan Shea Kellog to our school and assisted in setting up a student exchange programme with Havens School ,USA. They compiled a set of resources on dyslexia and shared them with us. They helped us set a relation between our students and students  with learning disabilities in USA.

 

  • One of our greatest achievement was that, we could secure admission for one of our student to degree programme in a prestigious institution based on the new reservation policy for students with disabilities.
  • Travancore Day June 25th marks the birthday of Travancore National School. The fourth anniversary was celebrated at Hotel Appolo Dimora, Trivandrum. The chief Guest of the evening was Dr. Prashant, Professor, Palliative Care Unit, RCC, Trivandrum. The highlight of the day was a solid enlightening talk by Dr. Prasanth.

 

Academics

The student strength in D school is 60 and A school is 20. The teacher student ratio is 1:5. Remedial method of teaching is given basic importance and all our teachers are trained in this field. At the Secondary and Senior Secondary level NIOS ie. National Institute of Open Schooling curriculum is followed.

Three students who had written the senior secondary exams came out with flying colours. The other activities are yoga and Karate.

This year the students were grouped under two houses. The Yellow house and the Green house.

The following teachers have been chosen as house masters and assistant house masters.

 

 

House Masters

Green House – Smt. Geetha Nair

Yellow House – Smt. Priya

Asst House Masters

Green House – Smt. Anjali

                        Smt. Rejitha

Yellow House – Smt. Rajani

                        Smt. Sheeba

Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture ceremony was held in the Vattavila campus in the presence of chairman Shri. Prajin Babu

The new office bearers are as follows,

Head boy – Sreehari

Head girl – Malavika

Asst. Head boy – Niranjan

Asst. Head girl –  Pavithra

 

House captains

Green House – Devadutt

Yellow house – Vishnu

Vice Captains

Green House – Tejas Prajin

Yellow house – Bhadra

 

The oath of office was rendered by Smt. Beena Principal.

 

Co-curricular activities

The arts festival for the year 2017-2018 was held on 1st and 2nd July.

Competitions were held in the following items

  1. Elocution
  2. Fancy dress
  3. Dance
  4. Instrumental music
  5. Extempore speech
  6. Mock interview
  7. Photography
  8. Clay modelling
  9. Drawing and painting
  10. Rhymes

 

Independence Day was celebrated at the Maruthamkuzhy campus. The flag was hoisted by our chairman Sri. Prajin Babu

 

Onam

 Onam was celebrated with all its pomp and gaiety on 30.08.2017. Our Goodwill ambassador Sri G. Venugopal was the chief guest who distributed the prizes to the winners in the arts competitions. Shri Manu Poojapura held a entertaining magic show for the students. This was followed by a variety programme by the students.  As a part of the onam games tug of war competition was also conducted.

Mara Onam

Mara Onam was celebrated this year also at the Vattavila campus. Famous writer Sri.George Onnakoor inaugurated the function Sri. Sumesh Krishnan a young and upcoming poet recited a poem. Sri George Onnakoor poured the ‘Panchagavyam’ which was prepared by our students prior to the function.

Navarathri and Durga Pooja

We celebrated Durga Pooja at Vattavila campus were a Bomma Kulu ie display of dolls was arranged to commemorate the Navarathri festival. The newly introduced books were also placed for the pooja.

Children’s Day

November 14th was a day of fun and frolic. The celebrations were inaugurated by done by Sri. V.M Sudheeran Political leader and prize distribution was done by Sri. Kannan Nair, famous theatre artist and actor.

Inter House Quiz Competition was conducted between the two houses under guidance of quiz master Mr. John Paul. The yellow house was the winner.

Kaliyoottu, the food festival and interesting games for the students was also held.

Kerala Piravi

The nature club as part of its activity planted seeds on this day. Grow bags were distributed to each class and seeds were sown.

Traditional Function

 This year in the month of Karkidakom, Ramayana was read at Vattavila campus by our student, Gaurav Krishna. On the last day of Karkidakom lamps were lit and a pradakshina of the school was made by the students led by the Head boy.

 

Annual Atletic Meet

 It was held on 16/12/2017 at  SAP Stadium,Peroorkada. The meet was inaugurated by Shri. ShajiMon, Commandant, SAP. The meet included individual events as well as group events and games like cricket.

 

  1. 100 m race
  2. 200 m race
  3. Relay
  4. Long jump
  5. Musical chair
  6. Sack Race
  7. Lemon and spoon
  8. Filling the bottle
  9. Tug of War

 

Workshop

  • 9th August commemorates the anniversary of Quit India Movement.

On this day Precise Eye care, Speciality hospital in Trivandrum, conducted an eye camp for the students of Travancore National School. The camp was headed by Dr. Thushara, accompanied by optometrists and nursing staff. They referred 23 students out of 100 students for further investigations.

  • Amaranth Hospitality and events Pvt. Ltd. as part of their social commitment activity held a workshop for the students of TNS.

There was a painting sessions, demonstration on sand art and demonstration on glue art. It was a very good educative programme.

 

I have given a small report of our progress and achievements for the last 4 years.

Now I would like to quote the words of our great leader and teacher Dr. Sarvepalli RadhaKrishnan

After parents our teachers are the only one who put on so much effort in making us a cultured and disciplined person. They dedicate a major part of their life in cultivating and nurturing young minds. This is a small tribute to the teachers of Travancore National School whose sincerity hard work, selflessness has no boundaries. They are the Second mothers to the children of the school.

Before concluding I would like to place my gratitude to Shri. Madhusoodanan Nair, Patron who is the leading light for all the activities of the school. I bow to the almighty who has given me this opportunity and good health to work in this institution under the able guidance of Sri Prajin Babu and Smt Sandhya.