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Ramakrishna Mission Residential High School

High School

The High School was started in the year 1922 and initially housed in Nattukkottai Nagarathar Building (now in Vivekananda College). In 1942 during world war time, the High School was shifted to Uthiramerur in Kanchipuram district and later to Athur near Chengalpattu. It was shifted back to the Home premises in 1958. 

The High School section has five classes from VI std to X std, the medium of instruction is Tamil and recognized by the State Education Department.

At present there are five teaching staff including Headmaster, one non teaching staff under Govt. grant-in-aid category while seven teaching staff and one non teaching staff under Management category.

 

During 2018-19 academic year, 34 students appeared for SSLC Board exams and all of them had passed. Mas. Harishraj has scored 446 marks out of 500. 20 students had obtained 1st class, 13 students obtained 2nd class and 1 student got 3rd class. For 10th std, in Tamil & English subjects single paper system (abolishing first and second papers) was introduced by the Govt. from this academic year. 

Admission & Strength

Admissions are made in the VI standard on the basis of poverty cum merit. As soon as applications are received from the applicants, physical verification at their native places is done by the teachers regarding genuineness of the applicant’s status and the committee headed by the Secretary Swamiji finalizes the admission.

During this year, 54 students were admitted in VI std and one student in VII std. As on 31-03-2020, students’ strength is 235. 6th standard – 54; 7th standard – 52; 8th standard – 48; 9th standard – 40; and 10th standard – 41. Break-up: OC – 2, BC – 108, MBC – 72, DNC – 4; SC – 41, SCA – 5, ST – 3.

Orientation classes were conducted for 6th standard students on 13 & 14.06.2019.

Every Monday cycle tests are being conducted from 3.30 to 4.30 p.m. for all the classes.

For students with Dyslexia, special classes are being organized in the Home through a special teacher. Three students from 6th & 7th standards are given special training.

Sarada-English-Connect(SEC): 

Special English and communication classes are conducted for all the students by ELT certified experts throughout the year. 

Smart Class Rooms

Most of our class rooms are equipped with smart boards, ultra short through projectors, PCs with broadband internet connections so that the students’ learning is made interesting and beneficial because of creative teaching methods. 

Computer Laboratory

Students trained in the well equipped laboratory (25 PCs and 30 Tablet PCs with UPS power supply) during Saturday, Sundays & their computer lab periods. Here students trained in basics of the computer like word, excel, browsing, drawing, typing, using emails etc. A team from ‘Chennai volunteers’ regularly visited our school and provided free computer class training to our students.

Mathematics Laboratory

To get easy understanding of the concepts of mathematics, students are given training in the lab. Models and Modules available in the lab help the students to practically explore and understand the mathematical concepts.

Robotics Training

Students are given training in robotics to equip them to understand and to get updated with the latest / growing technology. This helps them to cope up with the modern world when they take-up their career. Exhibitions were conducted & students were invited from other schools to participate in the same. 

Science Park

To practically understand the concepts of science, various science modules have been setup in the school campus. Students can explore and understand the concepts on their own. Children coming from other schools are also benefited by seeing these modules.

Library

A library with thousands of books provide students an opportunity to explore in all fields, develop their general knowledge apart from their subjects.

Extra Curricular Activities

Playground

Sports and Games is an important activity for the boys to maintain their health and fitness. Training is given in various sports and games (outdoor and indoor). Our school boys participated in inter-school C.C.A.A events up to inter-zonal level. 

The following clubs were functioning in the School:

Pasumai Padai, Science club, Junior Red Cross, Tamil cultural club, English Club. These clubs conduct various competitions like drawing, essay writing, speech & conduct awareness programs to develop the creativity among the students. Apart from performing small skits and dramas, Vivekananda Kalai Kuzhu of High School section enacted a drama “Harichandra” in Tamil on 08-02-2020 in the sports day function. 

Band Troupe

The school has a full-fledged band set with various instruments. Our boys are given regular training on the weekends by a Band Master. They play during all major events in the Home. 

Kailaya Vadyam

Kailaya Vadyam, one of the oldest musical arts in Tamilnadu, used to play in the temples during festival times. Weekly three days experts are giving training to our boys. Our troupe performed during processions of Guru Maharaj, Annai Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda & Swami Ramakrishnananda jayanthi days. Apart from these, the troupe played during important functions of the Students' Home.

Kalari Payattu Training

In order to preserve & develop this ancient skill, some of our students were  given training in Kalaripayatu by Kalariyil Kshatriya team on Saturdays & Sundays.

Yoga Training

Every morning our students are doing Yogasanas. This training class is of 20 minutes duration. This helps the students to maintain good physical and mental health, increase athletic performance etc.

Spiritual & Moral Classes

On every Fridays moral classes are conducted for about one hour after evening arati. Sadhus from Students' Home & teachers conducted the classes.Students also attended spiritual classes by sadhus visiting from other centres and blessed by them.

Excursion

On 26.07.2019 6th and 7th standard students were taken on excursion trip to Vembulivakkam, Uthiramerur, Chengalpattu Math, Malliyankaranai Math, Mahabalipuram. 8th and 9th standard students were taken to Thiruvannamalai, Genji, sathanur Dam on 09 August 2019.  On 3rd and 4th of September 2019 10th standard students were taken to Tirupathi and Kalahasti.

Other Activities:

The student edition of Dinamalar viz. Pattam conducted District Level quiz programme in which many of our students participated and 16 of them qualified for the second round.


Copies of Ramakrishna Vijayam, Tamil monthly magazine of Ramakrishna Order, are being distributed to the parents / guardian of our present students free of cost.
                                                      

A Psychiatrist regularly visits our campus 3 days in a week, to meet the students on need basis.                                                                                       

3 boys from 9th & 10th stds. participated in HCL South zone science Exhibition in Bengaluru on November 18th and 19th 2019. Our boys got first prize.

                                                                                      

Swacha Bharat Awareness program our school boys  and staff conducted a week long program in and around our Home.

                                                                                                            

Dengu Awareness Program: Department of Health, Chennai Corporation, conducted a Screening and Awareness Camp for Dengu fever for our boys.                                                                                                            

On Jan 12th, Youth day was celebrated as usual and Inter-school competitions were conducted in a grand manner and prizes were distributed.

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