In order to inculcate correct moral values in children and mould them into
socially committed citizens, one period is set aside every Wednesday for Value
Education. The class teacher takes special care to enlighten the students about
etiquette and patterns of correct behaviour. Any misdemeanor on the part of the
child is instantly checked and steps are taken to ensure that it does not
develop into a deeper malaise.
Every Friday, the students are allotted a zero period of 40 minutes during
which they can meet their subject teachers to clear all their doubts.
Special classes are conducted for the benefit of weak students in all subjects.
This enables the children to keep pace with other students.
In STRS, immense thrust is given to co-curricular activites, sports and games
which bring out the hidden talents of the students. All the students are
divided into four houses- Blue, Green, Yellow and Red and healthy
competition is established among them.
The Chaplain oversees the conduct of value education classes and also arranges
special interactive sessions for the students to discuss their problems. The
Chaplain is also in charge of the Counselling Centre which offers guidance to
students with disturbances connected with their growth, family environment or
Head Boy, Head Girl, Asst. Head Boy and Asst. Head Girl, House Captains, Games
Captains and Prefects form the Student Council which oversees the co-curricular
activities and discipline. There are about 70 office bearers. A teacher on duty
is responsible for the smooth running and discipline of a section for each day.
An Investiture Ceremony invests the students with full authority in the
execution of duties at the beginning of the year. In the solemn Passing the
Torch ceremony held at the end of the year, the outgoing students formally hand
over the symbolic lamp of knowledge and responsibilities to the new batch of
Study tours to places of interest provide experiences which are not only
enjoyable but also instructive to the students.
Every section of Classes V to IX is expected to bring out a class magazine.
These magazines encourage the students to give vent to their creative talents
in the literary and artistic fields. The magazines are scrutinized by a panel
of teachers and a prize is awarded to the best magazine from each class.
"The Threshold", The School Magazine of STRS, tries to maintain a record of the
happenings of the current academic year. It includes reports, felicitations,
reflections, poetry and expressions of every conceivable aesthetic talent of
our students. There are pictures, paintings and photos of all activities that
took place during the previous year. Teachers and students make up an excellent
Each class is also required to prepare a class magazine representing the
collective effort of the entire class.
Club activities are conducted on all third Saturdays. Clubs such as Cybermatics
, Health, Social Service, Home Science, Quiz, Art & Craft, Philately and
Media are functioning actively. Children are free to choose any club according
to their tastes and interests.
Regular meetings with parents are organized as Parent- teacher meetings or Open
House meetings where the parents are apprised of the progress of their wards as
well as their weakness in specific areas and remedial measures are suggested.
Social Service League
Members visit orphanages and homes and distribute clothes and study materials to
the poor. The fund is raised from the 'funstreak' and Food Festival organized every year along
with the School Annual Day.
An Air Wing of NCC (Troop No.8 ) has been functioning in St. Thomas campus
since 1982 under the command of F/o George Iype Kurian. This NCC unit is a part
of 1 Kerala Air Squadron NCC, Trivandrum, and is affiliated to NCC Directorate,
Kerala and Lakshadweep. There is an enrolment of a hundred cadets from all the
three schools. Parades take place on Saturdays form 9 am to 1 pm. This NCC unit
prepares the students for the "A" Certificate Examination.
Come summer and St. Thomas gears up to welcome the students who choose to spend
the vacation in pursuit of adventure, hobbies and exploits in new fields. The
summer courses organized by the St. Thomas Schools cover areas like Personality
Development, Spoken English, Sports and Games, Music, Art and Craft, Animation
and even special coaching for Science Talent Search Examinations. The
fun-filled days packed with exciting activities are a welcome change from the
tension-filled exam days of the third term.
Co Curricular Activity(CCA)
Each child should be given an opportunity to develop his talents and for this purpose CCA period has been made more effective in the V- VII classes. From this year various activities like Just a minute, Quiz, Spelling bee, Crossword Puzzles book reviews etc have been organized. This enables each child to participate in all the activities, improve his communication skill, to develop his personality and to get over his stage fear. The outstanding performers are given prizes to motivate them
All children have the right to receive road safety education, and this we believe is tehe responsibility of adults who have care of the children, especially the teachers. Keeping this in view we started the Children’s Traffic Club (CTC) in school on 1st, November 2009.The school is incorporating road safety education within the curriculum and also practicing during school activities.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Tennis Coaching: Coaching classes are arranged in the school under the guidance of an expert trainer.
Skating: Well known coach trains the students so as to equip them to participate in district or state level competitions.
Royal School of Music: Students interested are trained to level each grade in the piano examination accredited by the Royal School of Music by a musician.
Martial Art – Karate: Physical training of the student in self defence and body- mind bond is incorporated through the teaching of karate by a professional.
Basket Ball: Students are trained in outdoor sport, Basketball to work as a team to play for the school in latter matches by a trainer.