BANGALORE: National Public School, Koramangala, turned five recently. A special assembly by the students of Grade X commemorated the occasion.
The school, which was started with 400 students and 40 staff members, now has more than 1,000 students and 100 staff members.
A slide show, Bouquet of Reflections, portrayed the progress of the school since its inception.
Principal Bindu Hari exhorted the students and teachers to make the best use of opportunities and live up to the school motto — Reach Out, Reach High and Reach Beyond.
Chairman K.P. Gopalkrishna said that whatever one achieves in life is the nation’s achievement. He wished everyone success in their personal and professional lives.
A memoir on the growth of National Public Schools showcased how a single school in Rajajinagar has catapulted to a chain of schools in Bangalore, Chennai and Singapore.
New Public English School, Vijayanagar, held an investiture ceremony recently. For the leaders, it was a day to remember as they took oath to uphold the values of the institution. The principal and the senior faculty of the school pinned badges and administered the oath.
The principal told the leaders to be disciplined in all walks of life and be sincere in their thought, just in actions and respect the elders and fellow students to achieve success in life.
Vinay K. and Sakala Shastry, as head boy and head girl, promised on behalf of all council members, to carry out their duties to the best of their ability and to the expectation of their superiors. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.
Sri Vani Education Centre, Hanumavana, saw happy moments yet again and the reason is that all the students of the fourth batch of Class X (CBSE) have come out in flying colours. Varun S. is the school topper. He has secured 95.8 per cent, while Pranav B., Vinay M. Khot and Rashmi Prakash have all scored above 90 per cent.
In the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination, 51 students of Sri Vidya Mandir High School, Malleswaram, scored above 90 per cent. Vijay S., by securing 98.4 per cent, has emerged the topper.
His aggregate is 615 out of 625. Chandrashekar M.S. and Abhinav Kashyap have both secured 97.28 per cent.
Principal N. Leelavati said that the implementation of the trimester and the semester systems, though have certain advantages, also have drawbacks thereby affecting the board examination results.
“There is no opportunity for the development of language skills and mathematical ability. With limited topics for each semester, there is no scope for retention and recalling which is necessary for Class X annual scheme examination,” Ms. Leelavati said.
“Multiple choice questions involve binary marking. This has a direct impact on the number of distinctions. Increase in subjective questions helps the students to score better. The sincere effort by our staff has helped us achieve good results,” she added.
“I used to put in a minimum of three hours of study every day throughout the year. In the last two months I increased my study hours to four a day. My sincere thanks to the school which gave me a good environment for my studies,” said Vinay S.
The Hindu NIE Team