About Us


MANAGEMENT

Amalambika Convent English School, Thekkady  is run by the Congregation of Teresian Carmelite (CTC) siters. The CTC Congregation is the embodiment of the dream and vision of Mother Eliswa who was a 19th century educationist and social reformer. Education has been a major thrust of CTC congregation from its very inception. The CTC sisters have the rich tradition of setting up and running quality educational institutions all over India.

The school firmly adheres to its motto of “Wisdom, Love, Service”, and works tirelessly towards creating responsible citizens, imparting knowledge and forming good personalities by gving quality education. Moral education is given prime importance, and greater emphasis is on developing virtues such as empathy, concern, community service, and environmental awareness. The education here enables the students to address the challenges facing them with greater efficiency and effectiveness. The school is a beacon, guiding the development and history of the locality. The school has, in its 30 years of existence, withstood the challenges of time and continues to strive forward, leaving behind, a rich legacy of successful and satisfied student. Bearing in mind, the ethics of quality education, the school pledges its devotion to the cause till the very end.

Foundress Mother Eliswa CTC, Foundress

The foundress of the school is Mother Eliswa, an educationalist and social reformer.

 

VISION & MISSION

Amalambika Convent English School, owned and managed by Teresian Carmelite Congregation (CTC) has been giving a major thrust to education ever since it was established in the year 1977. The school is affiliated to ICSE New Delhi up to 10th standard and ISC for the +2.

To keep the students uptodate with all modern scientific and technological changes, the school is equipped with computer lab with the latest hardware configuration and advanced softwares installed on them. The school firmly adheres to its motto “Wisdom, Love, and Service“.  It aims at imparting not only just intellectual developement, but also an ever-widening moral and social upliftment.

 

A very vast school campus beautified by fragrant flowers and ever-green plants are the peculiarity of the school. The school building furnished to provide a healthy atmosphere to the students make this school distinct in the district.

Amalambika Convent English School
Thekkady P.O, Idukki Dist.,
Kerala – 685 536, India

History of the School

Starting and English school in such a backward area requires the courage and conviction. It is equally challenging to introduce ICSE in 1998, thanks especially to the efforts of Rev. Sr. Elsy Jain, the Principal who belonged to the faculty of Teresian.

Ours may be of the rare schools where students are hailing from rural areas. We have our times of trials and tribulation, frustration and agony. But the hurdles are consistently overcome by our united venture, various teaching techniques and informal tests apart from the regular tests have yielded as good and often excellent results.

For the academic year 2004-05, Rev. Sr. Sienna took charge as principal. She is puncutal in each and every tiny affairs. As a perfect adademician, she has been successfully involved in carrying out various activities in our school.

Now reverting to the story of founding of the school, it is a wonderful example of collaboration between the religious and lay people. Today the school rightfully boasts of its various activities and has been recognised as an excellent institution of learning. It does not stop with merely imparting bookish knowledge, it helps the students to build up a sound character. So, they may prove to be assets to their families.

The students – past and present – took pride in being Amalambik’s offshoots. Their active participation in extra-curricular activities and sports has been acclaimed by one and all.

Just as the lovely plants and trees they have converted a dull hillock into nice place of learning the sisters have succeeded in converting the educationally backward area into an area conscious and aware of the values of education.

Activities

The school provides its future stars with an enchanting variety of co-curricular activities. Carnatic Music, Western Music; Instruments like Guitar, Harmonium, Keyboard; arts like painting and drawing, Classical and Western dances; Crafts like sewing, knitting, and needle work; and sports and games like Volley ball, Basket Ball, Roller skating, Yoga; and martial art of Kung-Fu can be chosen from.

Aims and Objectives

Amalambika Convent English School started its functioning in 1977 with State Syllabus. Later, it was affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Examination(ICSE), New Delhi. The school is managed by the Congregation of Teresian Carmelites who have great experience in running High Schools and Colleges all over India. From the Very beginning, the school has been playing a vital role in moulding the young generation for their better tomorrow by giving inputs for their all-round development. The ultimate aim of the school is to develop the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic powers of the students so that they will strive for excellence in every field of life and activity. The school always strives for providing the best information and formation – yes, the children grow in wisdom which leads to love and service to the humanity. The school follows a course of studies prescribed by the Council of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, New Delhi, leading to a 10 years terminal Examination known as ICSE Examination, India’s most preferred school Education board. The distintuishing characteristic of the ICSE board is that its curriculum and syllabus which are on a par with those of the British ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level examination boards, is of very high quality in every respect. The biggest advantage of ICSE certification is its ready recognition abroad which makes entry into colleges and univerisities overseas much easier.

ISC :  We have introduced +2 classes with the ISC syllabus, which is a qualitative continuation of the ICSE. There are two streams of studies, science and commerce, with IT education being a compulsory subject for both the streams. There is further choice in the science stream between Mathematics and Biology.

Play School: We have also introduced a play school for Pre-K.G kids, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Here we give the kids a fun filled way of acclimatizing themselves to school and learning. We provide progressive, qualitative trend in instruction and learning and focus in philosophy in tune with current trends in future education. We promote enquiry oriented learning with individual personal attention and learning through involvement, experience, participation in all the curricular and co-curricular activities.

Rules and Regulations

  1. It is compulsory for every pupil to come to school in full uniform.
  2. Ornaments or  jewellery of any kind are not allowed to wear in the school.
  3. Pupils who have not paid the fees will not be permitted to attend class or appear for the examinations.
  4. The medium of instruction in the school is English and as such every pupil must speak English in the school campus.
  5. Promotion will depend upon the general progress during the year and not merely on the result of the Annual examination.
  6. Pupils are strictly forbidden from stepping on the furniture, hauling, running, playing or shouting in the class room.
  7. Pupils must keep their uniforms, books, class rooms and school premises clean, neat and tidy.
  8. Pupils are expected to take part in all the extra and co-curricular activities of the school as part of their civic and cultural training.
  9. Physical exercises are also part of the school programme and no pupil will be excused from participation in them without proper reasons.
  10. Pupils are not allowed to leave the school campus without the permission of the principal.
  11. It is forbidden to scribble on the walls, throw paper or ink about the class room or in any way damage school property.
  12. Any reported or observed objectionable conduct in or out of the school on the part of pupils shall make them liable to disciplinary action.
  13. Students are strictly forbidden to introduce any sort of comics or objectional literature in the school.
  14. Pupils absenting themselves from examinations without proper reasons will be considered to have failed.
  15. Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, neglect of home work, disobedience and disrespect towards teachers and members of the staff or bad moral influence justify dismissal.
  16. Absence by the pupil must be supported by a leave letter signed by the parent / guardian on the next working day.
  17. Pupils must bring hand book daily.
  18. Pupils should obey their teachers and school authorities.
  19. Pupils should keep complete silence in and out of the class rooms after the first bell.
  20. Don’t stand crowded near the office room, staff room, or in the staircase.
  21. Waste materials should be deposited in the waste bin.
  22. Don’t use chalk on the blackboard without the permission of the class teacher.
  23. Exchange of money among students is strictly prohibited.
  24. Do not lean over the wall.
  25. All class rooms must be cleaned every day.
  26. Students are not allowed to come to the school compound at any time without the permission of the principal.
  27. It is forbidden to buy eatable from street vendors and shops.

To the parents and Guardians

  1. Parents/Guardians are not allowed to visit their wards or teachers during class hours without the consent of the Principal.
  2. The presence of the parent or guardian at the Parent-Teacher meeting is compulsory.
  3. The progress reports sent through the pupils must be signed by the parent / guardian and returned to the school on the next working day.
  4. Do not send pupils who suffer from contagious diseases to school.
  5. The parents / guardians are expected to supervise the studies of their children at home.
  6. Special attention is given to ensure high standard of morality and discipline.
  7. Ordinary communications with parents/guardians are made through school diary. So, please check the diary atleast once a week.
  8. Parents who seek information or who wish to make some complaints should approach the principal and not the class teacher.
  9. Parents/guardians are requested to co-operate with the school authorities.
  10. Change of address of parents/guardians should be brought to the notice of the Principal.
  11. Parents/guardians are requested to get themselves acquained with the regulations of the school and help their children to observe them strictly.
  12. Make sure that the students attend special classes.
  13. Send your children to school regularly in time.
  14. Don’t talk badly of teachers or the school in the presence of the pupils.
  15. Let parents be models to the children in hard work and behaviour.

Uniform

BOYS

On all working days, except on Wednesday.

1.

K.G

Navy blue shorts with blue striped shirt.

2.

I to X

Navy Blue Pants with blue striped shirt and navy blue sleevless blazer.
[ Black shoes, Navy blue check socks, school belt and navy blue striped tie.]

3.

XI, XII

Grey pants with peach shirt and grey blazer.
[Black shoes, white socks, grey tie.]

On Wednesdays

1.

K.G

Colour dress.

2.

I to XII

White pants with house wise T-shirt.
[ White P.T. shoes and white socks.]

GIRLS

On all working days, except on Wednesday.

1.

K.G

Navy blue striped frock.

2.

I to X

Navy Blue skirt with blue striped shirt and navy blue sleevless blazer.
[ Black shoes, Navy blue check socks, school belt and navy blue striped tie.]

3.

XI, XII

Grey pants with peach shirt and sleevless  grey blazer.
[Black shoes, white socks, grey tie.]

On Wednesdays

1.

K.G

Colour dress.

2.

I to IV

White skirt with house wise T-shirt.

3.

V to X

White divided skirt with white shirt and housewise over coat.

4.

XI to XII

White salwar kameez with housewise overcoat.
[White P.T. Shoes, white socks.]

5.

   

School Timing

School : 9.15 am to 3. 45 pm with 30 minutes lunch break.

Play school : 10.00 am to 3.00 pm