Annual report Introduction to Marian Silver Fiesta 2021-2022,
Dear Dignitaries, Dr Beena Philip, Mayor Kozhikode Corporation, Mar Joseph Pandarasseril, Auxilary Bishop Kottayam Archepachy, Rev Sr Anitha Sjc, superior general St Joseph’s congregation, Rt. Rev Dr Varghese Chakkalakkal, Bishop Kozhikode Diocese, Rev. Fr Stephan jairaj OFM Cap provincial, pavanatma province Kannur, Smt Sarita ward councillor, Rev Fr. Sibin Kootakkllumkal, Parish Priest, Rev Sr Jenet Asst Superior general, Adv. Naseema Shanavas, PTA vice president, Adv Ajay Ratnam, President Alumni Association, alumni staff and students, specially invited well-wishers and benefactors, neighbours, Marian staff, parents and students a pleasant evening to all present here.
“A Tree is known by its fruits” says Bible. May the light of this Bible sentence enlighten each one of us today.
I am here to give a brief introduction to the School Report which is a visual treat prepared by the English Department Headed by Mrs. Beena B and a team of 5 members, Juile Maam, Sr. Nihisha, Mrs. Geeta Mrs, Shitha, Mrs. Jyothi Unnikrishnan.
St Marys’ E M School, began its history just like a sapling in 1996 with 50 kids in Kg and its school section was inaugurated in 1997 with a new building (Sr. Soly, Sr. Sajini & Sarasu chachy are present here, as they were the witness of the first inauguration) Now it has grown into a big tree. Though it is located at Chevarambalam Junction, the school has got a peaceful and favourable atmosphere for learning. Today St. Marys adorns herself in silver colour to celebrate 25 years. Looking back with a nostalgic feeling of 14 years of my experience, it is not that easy to forget the twists and turns, and the ups and downs that have taken place in my career since I expected it as the responsibility of a principal. I have started my job here as a teacher, Vice-Principal cum administrator in 2005 APRIL
In 2005 onwards, without even my knowledge I started training myself for this profession by giving assistance to Popen Sir the then principal and gained confidence in the profession taking direction from Sr.Jenet the then manager. I learned several things, discharged my duties in multiple roles, faced many adversities, and challenges, and tasted many bitter and sweet experiences from the Chevarambalam locality from all sides in the day to day running of the school. Today I am here to thank God for those experiences, I thank the people of Chevarambalam and I thank all those who were with me. I realized that difficulties are not to destroy us, but to help us realize our hidden potential and make life meaningful. Presently my heart is filled with joy and gratitude as the school is on the threshold of celebrating its Silver Jubilee Closing Ceremony. I feel very proud to be an integral part of this MILESTONE and am conscious of myself to discharge my responsibilities positively and also in a passionate way. I am indebted to God and my Superiors of the congregation for entrusting me with this responsibility throughout these many years.
Yes, friends Today there is a sense of satisfaction and pride in acknowledging that ST. Marys’ School, Chevarambalam has taken rapid strides to establish itself as one of the leading ICSE/ISC schools in Kozhikode. Along with Deivadasan Thommiachan let me say with the members of my congregation that, this temple of learning has become the light of this locality. Its exciting journey has been marked by a period of visionary planning, sustained hard work, clear and focused vision and mission. As we journey towards the Golden Year, may our school keep GIVING LIGHT TO THIS LOCALITY with the motto “With Light to the World”.
This closing ceremony intends to give a picture of the genesis of this temple of learning and also it explains the gradual growth of the school as a Big Family namely Marian Family. When I say Marian family it means a lot because its growth as a family is a step-by-step and continuing process. Thanks be to God who binds us together as one family with cords of love and understanding.
I am very much grateful to all those who have contributed to concluding this silver year and making it jubilant and blessed. I thank all the dignitaries for their graceful presence. I thank and greet everyone who did the coordination work of this event as a memorable one. I specially thank Fr Jacob Murikkunnel for his special contribution to school matters. My sisters in the community give me daily energy to act through their prayerful and moral support. The staff teaching and non-teaching are my limbs to move and act, specially my coordinators are my ears, eyes and even tongue at times. PTA executives and the parent community are very much understanding of the school situation, which gives me a kind of scaffolding to withstand. The tremendous help I got from well-wishers benefactors and friends from the surrounding area cannot be defined. Last but very important the spiritual energy my soul receives daily from the Cross, from Bible and from Daily mass cannot be counted/measured/ is priceless. Let me conclude this brief introduction by quoting the same Bible sentence “A tree is known by its fruits”
MAY GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF US JAI HIND
Sr Anice SJC