Ramakrishna Mission Residential High School
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.