St. Thomas Residential School
The Marthoma Church Educational Society
Thiruvananthapuram
Quality Education for next generation  

Activities

Value Education

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.

Self-Study Period

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.


Remedial Class

Special classes are conducted for the benefit of weak students in all subjects. This enables the children to keep pace with other students.


House System

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 inter-personal relationships.

Prefectorial System

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 office bearers.



Study Tours

Study tours to places of interest provide experiences which are not only enjoyable but also instructive to the students.

Class Magazines

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.

School Magazine

"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 editorial board.

Each class is also required to prepare a class magazine representing the collective effort of the entire class.

Clubs

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.

Parent-Teacher Meeting

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.

N.C.C.



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.

Summer Courses

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

.Traffic Club

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.