- ABOUT US
- EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
- STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
The School re-opens for a new academic year on Thursday 1st June 2017. The academic year will consist of three terms demarcated by short holidays – i.e. Onam and Christmas. The re-opening day of Term I is a half day for pupils in Nursery Class, Stds. I to VIII and XI. They may go home at 12 noon.
AFFILIATION : We are affiliated to the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations,
New Delhi. We do the ICSE (X) and ISC (XII) Examinations.
The medium of instruction up to Std II is MALAYALAM though children are introduced to ORAL ENGLISH through Music and Drama.
REPORTS are given to parents three times in an academic year, which they should collect from the Class Teachers on the dates announced. Till Std. VII there are no examinations. In Std. VIII there is an Annual Examination only. Children are graded according to random tests which will follow every unit that is
taught. Generally, there is no detention in Stds. I to VIII.
Class Teachers will call the parents on a regular basis to establish rapport and discuss the progress of their child. Parents of residential pupils may call the office / hostel and fix an appointment to meet the teachers between 1.30 and 2.30 p.m. on the days they come to collect their children.
PRIVATE TUITIONS are not allowed. Exceptions to this rule will be only by written permission
from the Class Teacher and the Principal. Any student taking private tuition without permission will not
be allowed to attend regular classes in that particular subject. While he/she may write the exams, the
paper will not be corrected by Pallikoodam teachers. This applies to classes up to Std. X. We believe that over-teaching of routine school subjects is counterproductive. An exception is made only for students in ISC XI and XII. Please do not encourage your children to tell lies about tuitions.
SCHOOL TIMINGS : 8.00 a.m. to 2.10 p.m. for all classes. Pupils in Nursery Class and Std I may go home at 1.00 pm. Pupils are expected to be in class by 7.50 a.m. when the first bell is rung. Second Saturdays are holidays for ALL classes. Fourth Saturdays are working days for Stds. VIII to XII till 12 noon. All Saturdays are holidays for Nursery Class, Stds. I, II, III and IV.
Swimming workshop, Yoga and Class P.T. for Stds. VIII – XII starts at 6.30 a.m. Students are to be present in the respective classes / area by 6.25 a.m.
Singing for Stds. V –XII starts at 7.45 a.m.
PUNCTUALITY : It is important to arrive to class / activities on time to take full advantage of the school schedule. Action will be taken against late comers.
In the interests of road safety and the protection of pupils from accidents, the main school gate at
K.K. Road will remain closed during school hours. However, cars may enter the school campus through the
Main Gate and park in the playground between 1:45 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. All parked cars may leave the
campus after the school bus leaves at 2.20 p.m. On Saturdays, the Main Gate will be open from
11.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The Rubber Board Road entrance may be used during school hours and for
special occasions. When dropping your child for early morning activities you may use the Rubber Board
Road entrance and leave your child in the campus at 6.20 am.
ANNUAL CLOSING DATE : We have given you dates in the calendar for the annual closing of school. However, these dates may change due to unusual circumstances such as excessive heat or water shortage during the month of March. Please note that attendance is compulsory on the opening and the closing days of each of the terms.
LEAVE : As most children in this town live in close-knit communities where family functions are innumerable, we are compelled to make general clarifications about requests for leave, which the school
finds acceptable. These are as follows:
Parents are requested to send formal written leave letters in advance to cover leave to be taken by their child. Sanctioning of leave will be at the discretion of the school. If leave is taken without sanction by the school, the pupil will be suspended for an equal number of days. You are welcome to take leave for your child for any occasion you may consider absolutely necessary, provided, you accept the suspension from class which will follow.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS
This is a co-educational school where due respect is given to both boys and girls. They will participate
in all activities as equals. By Stds. XI and XII there is a healthy relationship which is one of the most precious memories that our Alumnae carry with them forever.
We have to take steps to see that a healthy relationship does not deteriorate into one that is unacceptable. What is acceptable? As long as children don’t move into corners and lonely areas, or show open signs
of affection, interaction between boys and girls should generally be acceptable. However, since it is not likely to have unanimity on this issue in a society which is still traditional, and after taking into account various views, THE PRESENT OFFICIAL LINE WHICH THE SCHOOL SHALL TAKE CONTINUES TO BE :-
Boys and Girls will behave on the campus with utmost respect to one another. Towards this end, the distance of about one meter shall be maintained at all times between a boy and a girl. Boys and girls in senior classes are also requested to avoid friendships with those in lower classes. Complaints by parents, teachers or students about the misbehavior of any student will be investigated immediately and action will be taken based on discussions and recommendation of the Committee.
(The rule may be relaxed by the school for certain activities eg: Theatre, Choir, Swimming, Sports etc.)
SOCIALLY USEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE WORK (S.U.P.W.) is a compulsory subject for the ICSE
(X) and ISC (XII). Parents would do well to read the Council Regulations regarding S.U.P.W. A failed
grade in S.U.P.W. indicates failure in the exam. A child may be detained in any class if performance in S.U.P.W. is not satisfactory. S.U.P.W. may be done during the holidays. For this purpose, a syllabus is
sent to parents. It is advisable that you treat it seriously and see that your child attains the required
grades of proficiency. Skills will be tested in June after school re-opens. Any pupil whose S.U.P.W. grade
is unsatisfactory will not attend classes till they have acquired the necessary skills and a re-test given.
Please encourage children to write letters, read books, answer the phone and talk to guests intelligently and politely. They should take an interest in health foods and exercise and should be well versed in etiquette.
Social responsibility begins with individual responsibility. All students will cooperate in maintaining hygienic bathrooms / toilets, neat and tidy classrooms and a zero waste campus.
SPORTS AND CULTURAL SKILLS are compulsory activities. We have an exhaustive list of cultural skills offered in this school. None of these come free. Like everything in life, there is a reasonable price tag. The positive aspect is that your child will know to sing, to use paints, model clay, to swim, to speak in public,
to act, to dance, to cook, to type, to use the art of self protection and yoga. These abilities should come as naturally to an educated person as does the act of breathing. It is compulsory that all pupils from Std. V upwards, have a minimum of two skills. In Std IV, the pupils should have at least one extracurricular
activity. These will be tested in school every term. Pupils should have minimum of one activity that is physical and one non physical. No pupils will be exempt from extra-curricular activities based on
religious sentiments. Attendance and disciplined behavior in these activities are compulsory. Residential pupils may be required to take more activities as recommended by the Warden. It is important that they be kept constructively occupied after class hours. High school students missing such activities have to make up the shortfall in attendance before the Term Examinations.
BUNKING CLASSES : Bunking classes and leaving the campus during school hours is prohibited.
The punishment is one week’s suspension. Please impress upon children that they must not leave school
at odd times. The SMS system will alert you when a day-scholar is absent.
All forms of bullying be it emotional, verbal, physical, sexual or cyber are strictly banned in the campus. Ragging which is the most despicable activity where Juniors are targeted by bullies in the Senior Classes is also banned. Even the mildest form of bullying / ragging is likely to be met with expulsion.
School furniture and property must be treated with respect. Damage done intentionally or due to improper use will lead to disciplinary action and parents will be expected to contribute to part or all of the cost of repair / replacement.
electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, walkmans, i-pods, laptops, electronic games,
cameras etc. are not permitted on the campus. Gadgets that are confiscated will only be returned to
parents, after a fine has been paid to the Accounts office.
* Cameras may be used on special occasions with the permission of the Principal.
* A calculator and a watch are considered necessities.
Possession or consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco is strictly prohibited. Those pupils found with these substances will be expelled from school.
HEALTH FOODS : Only vegetarian food is permitted during school hours. This is an effort to encourage a balanced diet. However this may be relaxed on special occasions once or twice a term. Snacks are served by teachers in Nursery Class and Stds I to IV periodically. Children are encouraged to learn Table Etiquette.
BIRTHDAY TREATS : Students of Nursery Class, Stds. I – V can bring one snack to class (cake or pastry).
Stds. VI – XII may bring only one item of any of the following: brownies, unwrapped sweets like
chocolate balls, doughnuts, cookies, marshmallows or Indian sweets like peda, ladoos or jelebis.
The school has no objection to holding birthday parties at home that are chaperoned and include all the members of the class. As a policy we disapprove of parties held in hotels, clubs etc, as such parties are not age appropriate and encourage unnecessary show and splurging of money.
DAY STUDENTS admitted to this school must reside with parents. They may not stay with other
relatives in Kottayam. They are expected to leave school immediately after class. Children that have opted for an extracurricular activity in school are to remain in the school library till the activity commences. They may not enter Classrooms after school. Day students are not permitted to enter Dorms at any time.
Residential Pupils who have been committed to our care may not visit or stay the day or the night with friends unless parents have given us prior permission in writing. Pupils of NRIs may attend school as day students when parents are in town.
EXCURSIONS : Every class is taken on one or more excursions. Participation is compulsory. We
enclose a general waiver of responsibility which will cover all outings for this academic year. Please sign
and return it to the office.
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES WITHIN INDIA AND ABROAD : The Principal will announce dates for these Exchange Programmes. Parents will be expected to ‘host’ visiting children. Similarly our students will stay with host families while in USA/Denmark or in Chennai/Delhi/Shimla.
Other details will be supplied as and when necessary. Participation in an Exchange is not compulsory
because of financial constraints, though highly recommended.
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL : Notice of one full term should be given for withdrawal of a student from the school.
CAR FERRY : Parents/Grandparents, who find it difficult to walk up our steep slopes can always ask for
the school car to transport them. This also applies to pupils who are not able to negotiate our steep steps.
Car Passes are available on request from the office.
PICKING UP CHILDREN AFTER A PROGRAMME : Parents must not ask children to wait alone or
in small groups on K.K. Road or Rubber Board Road in the late evening or at night after a programme for
their cars to collect them. It is dangerous. They can wait at the Administrative Block till parents pick
them up. A security person will always be at this area. Cars can drive into the campus from the Rubber Board Road through our rear gate, and exit through the main gate on K.K.Road after a programme.
DRESS CODE: 2017 – 2018
NURSERY CLASS : There is no uniform. Shorts and ‘T’ shirts are acceptable. Shorts should be above the knees and should only have the side pockets. Extra pockets are not permitted. There may be no bows, ornamental buttons, frills, ribbons, lace, sequins and shiny silver/gold or plastic embroidered motifs.
STDS I, II, III & IV : Girls and boys will wear tailored grey shorts and small checked shirts of any colours. This uniform will be displayed at the School Office and at Pulimoottil Silks, Kottayam.
UNIFORM FOR STDS V,VI,VII,VIII & IX : Girls and boys will wear tailored grey shorts or capris / skirts and small checked shirts in any colour. This uniform will be displayed at Pulimoottil Silks, Kottayam.
STDS X, XI & XII : There is no uniform. However, boys and girls will wear tailored shorts, trousers or capris. Shirts must be of reasonable length. Girls have the options of wearing skirts. There is no restriction on colours.
This dress code applies from Mondays to Fridays and examination days. On Saturdays, dress regulations are relaxed, except for banned items.
Tight miniskirts, low-rise trousers, faded trousers and trousers which trail on the ground, jeggings and leggings, ‘T’ shirts, low necked tops, sleeveless and short tops are not permitted. Jeans are not allowed. Also refer Hair and Accessories.
P.T. AND SWIM WEAR : Pupils will wear shorts and T-shirts, thin-soled, canvas, laced, coloured /white P.T. shoes and socks for P.T. T-shirts should be long enough to be tucked into the shorts. Pupils must have swim suits / swim trunks / goggles and caps for use in the pool.
White shorts, white T-shirts and white Canvas Shoes are compulsory for the sports meet.
FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS:
NC, STDS I to IV – Chungadi pavada and blouse.
V to VIII – Chungadi or Kavani pavada and blouse.
STD IX – Churidar set.
STD X – Set mundu
STD XI – Kerala saree with appropriate, modest blouses.
STD XII – Coloured saree with appropriate, modest blouses.
NC, STDS I to XII – Juba and pyjama or mundu.
Khadi may be used for National Festive days like the Independence Day and the Republic Day.
FOOTWEAR : NURSERY CLASS TO STD IV sit on the ground during class time. They will therefore use sandals. Socks are not necessary. During Term I, all students must use rain resistant floaters. Gym shoes with laces or velcro and socks must be worn during the Second and Third terms by pupils in Stds. V to XII. Crocs are not permitted.
HAIR AND ACCESSORIES : Long hair must either be plaited or tied in bunches for both boys and girls in the Middle and High School classes. Short hair for all students in the Junior School is recommended for easy maintenance and lice free hair. Costume jewellery, perfume and make-up may not be used in school. Expensive items of jewellery, nose rings for girls and earrings for boys are not permitted.
School phone numbers: 0481 2578123 0481 2572961
School email id: email@example.com (Please note that this the new email id)
School website: www.pallikoodam.org
C. C. HOUSEKOTTAYAM
Rules and Regulations for Residential Pupils 2017-18
NAME OF PUPIL……………………………………… ADMISSION NO…………………
This is an attempt to write down rules, which are meant to introduce discipline into the life of a community. There remains an unwritten code of conduct, an unseen line of decorum, which all of us must learn to recognize and live by, so that life in the campus is one of joy, of sharing and learning.
Textbooks / Notebooks etc. Please do not send old textbooks and notebooks which are not needed back to the hostel. New textbooks, notebooks, record books and journals will be provided by the school.
Food : Pupils are NOT permitted to bring any kind of eatables / beverages to the hostel. The intention is to keep rodents, cockroaches and ants out of dormitories where children sleep. Lunch during school hours is mainly vegetarian, though this may be relaxed on special occasions once or twice a term. Dinner is usually NON-vegetarian. Please clarify whether your child is vegetarian or non-vegetarian and also whether he/she has any food allergies.
Birthday Treats : Stds. I – V can bring whole cakes or pastries to class and to the hostel. These can be either homemade or can be ordered from Square One / Skillet. Stds. VI – XII may bring brownies or pastries to class. Unwrapped sweets like chocolate balls, cookies, marshmallows and Indian sweets like pedas, ladoos, jelebis are allowed.
Withdrawals from Hostel : One term notice must be given for withdrawal from the hostel. Once admitted, residential pupils may not preferably leave the hostel before the academic year ends. It is not advisable that parents suddenly decide to take up residence in Kottayam and take a Std. X / XII child out of the hostel during the Third Term. You are disturbing the study, games, food and sleep patterns of your child. You are also denying them the tuitions and remedials which our teachers offer them.
Medicines and Medical leave : All medicines are to be handed over to the Warden. No medicines will be given without a doctor’s prescription. After a period of sick leave, pupils must bring a medical certificate from home, giving all details of illness and treatment. Visits to doctors from the hostel will be charged separately, as also bills for medicines, hospitalisation and transport.
We will not be responsible for the care of pupils with infectious ailments. Parents or local guardians are expected to take them home at the earliest. Dental and Eye checkups are done for pupils once a year. Ayurvedic Medicines, Tonics, Cough syrups and supplements will not be accepted. We will however give a special diet to those children who have specific needs eg; iron deficiency, underweight or chronic fatigue.
De-worming of the hostel inmates is done twice a year once in June and again in December.
Pupils in Stds. XI and XII are allowed outings to Kanjikuzhy unchaperoned, provided we are given letters by parents permitting them to do so. These letters must be renewed at the beginning of every year. Pupils may not visit the homes of day scholar friends and relatives during outings. Pupils are to go for outings only in groups.
Pupils in Stds. I to X are taken out for movies, picnics and any other interesting programmes, chaperoned by our residential staff.
Pocket Money : Pupils in Stds. XI – XII are allowed to keep an amount of Rs. 500.00. If excess cash is found, it will be confiscated and put in the Suhrut Social Service Society and a receipt will be issued. For other necessities such as purchase of shoes, books, Birthday treats etc. senior students ( X, XI, XII) should operate an account with the IDBI Bank where they can use an ATM c/o their parents. No money is to be given to kids in Stds I to IX.
A Suspense Amount of Rs. 1500.00 is to be given to the Matron by parents. Pocket money, stationery, toiletries, medical and any other unforeseen expenditure are paid from this Account.
A statement of miscellaneous expense incurred by each pupil is maintained by the Matron. Details will NOT be sent to you, though you are welcome to check the account with the Matron. The Matron is to be reimbursed for expenses under this account, at the end of each term.
Visitors and Visting Hours :
Saturday 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parents and local guardians may take children for outings only on Sundays. Parents are NOT to visit their wards on week days. Such visits interfere with routine activities.
Pupils with parents residing abroad may attend school as day students when parents are in town.
Please keep the school calendar carefully. Intimation is given through SMS to parents only when we are compelled to change the dates in our calendar due to unforeseen circumstances.
At their own risk the residential Pupils may bring I-Pods to the hostel. We will not be responsible if these items are lost or damaged.
If you wish to meet the Teachers or the Matrons you are welcome to do so. Ragging : is a most despicable activity where Juniors are targeted by bullies in the senior classes. Ragging is banned in this campus. Even the mildest form of bullying is likely to be met with expulsion. Pupils violating school rules like jumping the gates, during the day or night going out of the campus without permission, will lead to expulsion from the hostel.
Tuitions are arranged by the Matron only as directed by the Class Teacher and the Principal.
Extra-Curricular Activity is compulsory. We do refer to the talents of each pupil in selecting activities. This has been the tradition of the hostel. The reasons are obvious – the children must develop a variety of skills.
P.T.A Meetings : Please attend these regularly. If you cannot come, do make it a point to meet the teachers concerned. Your child’s education is your responsibility, and you cannot designate anyone else to perform the duties of a parent. You may meet with Class Teachers when you come to take your child home for holidays / week-ends. It would be good if you made a prior appointment with the Class Teacher.
CONTACT NUMBERS FOR CCHS
Hostel (Land line) : 0481 2570576
Warden (Mobile) : 98461 03500
SCHEDULE FOR FIRST TERM SCHOOL FEE PAYMENT 2017-2018
Fees must be paid before school re-opens on Thursday 1st June 2017. The Accounts Office will accept fees between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. according to the following schedule:
|Day scholars and Residential pupils of Stds. IX, X, XII — Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Monday 15th May, 2017
Day scholars of Stds. V, VI, VII, VIII — Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17thMay, 2017
Day scholars of Nursery Class, Stds. I, II, III, IV& XI —Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rdMay, 2017
Residential pupils of Stds. I to VIII & XI —Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May, 2017
from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. only
Term I Maintenance Charges Rs. 14,000.00
Term I Fees Rs. 20,650.00
Computer Fees (Stds. VI to XII) Rs. 750.00
SMS Charges Rs. 250.00
Term I Maintenance Charges-Rs.12,000.00
Term I Fees Rs. 30,500.00
* Fees once paid will not be refunded. Duplicate copy of receipts will incur an extra charge of
* Residential pupils must check in clothes and other belongings on the day they pay the fees.
* Parents of residential pupils working abroad must pay Term II and Term III fees along with
Term I fees.
* The fees of the younger siblings may be paid along with those of the older children.
* Crossed Drafts/ Cheques for School fees must be drawn in favour of Pallikoodam.
Crossed Drafts/ Cheques for Hostel fees must be drawn in favour of C.C. House.
* Due to repeated unpleasant experiences with students in Stds XI & XII, we are compelled to insist that all residential pupils in these classes pay Hostel Fees for the whole year.
Residential pupils must pay Term II fees on Thursday 31st August 2017 and Term III fees on Friday 22nd December 2017. Day scholars must pay Term II and Term III fees before the Fifth working day of the term between 8.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Late fees carry a fine of 5%. No reminders will be sent.
| SCHOOL FEES
Term II Maintenance Charges – Rs. 14,000.00 Term II Fees Rs. 20,650.00
Computer Fees (Stds. VI to XII) Rs. 750.00
Term III Maintenance Charges Rs. 14,000.00
Term III Fees Rs. 20,650.00
Computer Fees Rs. 750.00
(Stds.VI to IX & XI)
Term II Maintenance Charges Rs. 12,000.00
Term II Fees Rs. 30,500.00
Term III Maintenance Charges-Rs. 12,000.00
Term III Fees Rs. 30,500.00
CULTURAL SKILLS : Charges for these are shown below. Payment may be made through our Accounts Office along with the Term Fees.
TEXT BOOKS, NOTE BOOKS AND MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES 2017-2018
CLASS TEXT BOOKS NOTE BOOKS etc. TOTAL
Nursery —— Rs. 300.00 ——— Rs. 450.00 ——— Rs. 750.00
I ——– Rs. 350.00 ——— Rs. 500.00 ——— Rs. 850.00
II ——– Rs. 400.00 ——— Rs. 600.00 ——— Rs. 1000.00
III ——– Rs.1550.00 ——— Rs. 550.00 ——— Rs. 2100.00
IV ——– Rs.1800.00 ——— Rs. 650.00 ——— Rs. 2450.00
V ——– Rs.1800.00 ——— Rs. 650.00 ——— Rs. 2450.00
VI ——– Rs.2200.00 ——— Rs. 650.00 ——— Rs. 2850.00
VII ——– Rs.2200.00 ——— Rs. 650.00 ——— Rs. 2850.00
VIII ——– Rs.3100.00 ——— Rs. 750.00 ——— Rs. 3850.00
IX ——– Rs.4000.00 ——— Rs.1000.00 ——— Rs. 5000.00
X ——– Rs.3100.00 ——— Rs. 900.00 ——— Rs. 4000.00
XI ——– Rs.3800.00 ——— Rs. 800.00 ——— Rs. 4600.00
XII ——– Rs.3100.00 ——— Rs. 700.00 ——— Rs. 3800.00
N.B. (1) Payments must be made along with the Term I Fees.
(2) Text Books will be supplied directly to each student through the Class Teachers.
(3) Please see that every book is covered and labelled by the end of the first week of June 2017.
USE OF THE SCHOOL BUS :
There will be one trip in the morning and one trip in the afternoon. The bus route is as follows.
Pallikoodam – Collectorate – Baker Junction – S.H.Mount – Kumaranalloor – Gandhi Nagar – Medical College – Athirampuzha Market Junction – Ettumanoor.
The school bus may be used by dayscholars in Nursery, Std I to Std X, either for the morning trip only or afternoon trip or both ways. Bus charges per term for both trips (morning and afternoon)
No child may board the bus unless parents have signed the waiver, which is available at the school office. Please submit a recent passport size photo of the child along with the waiver.
A SCHOOL LUNCH at Rs. 60/- is available for day scholars. Payment for a term may be made in cash at the Accounts office at the time of paying Term Fees.
* Brick by Brick (for New Admissions) Rs. 500.00