- ABOUT US
- EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
- STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
Pallikoodam is born of the vision of Mrs. Mary Roy. For fifty years she has worked on moulding an extraordinary school that imparts a creative and all-round education that produces happy, confident children, aware of their talents as well as their limitations, unafraid of pursuing their dreams and living life to its fullest. Today, every one of us in Pallikoodam works to realise and forge ahead with her dream:
Pallikoodam is a minority education institution. We believe in a secular philosophy, where children are not conditioned in any particular belief either religious or political and where personal beliefs do not encroach upon the school ethos.
The school re-opens for the new academic year on Thursday 1st June. 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 till 12.00 noon, for all the pupils.
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 Council has framed a National Curriculum for Stds I to VIII and has made it mandatory that all Council schools follow it.
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 twice (half yearly and annual) which should be collected from the Class Teachers on the dates announced. In addition to this mid-session reports will be sent to parents. Till Std. VII there are no examinations conducted by the school. Children are graded according to regular tests which will follow every unit that is taught. Besides Unit Tests, in Std. VIII there is an Annual Examination. Generally, there is no detention in Stds. I to VIII.
Class Teachers will call the parents on a regular basis to establish a 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 Stds XI and XII. Please do not encourage your child to tell lies about tuitions.
SCHOOL TIMINGS :
Nursery and Std I 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.(They may stay till 2.10 p.m.)
Stds II, III and IV 8.00 a.m. to 2.10 p.m.
Stds V, VI, VII, VIII and IX 7.45 a.m. to 2.10 p.m.
Std X 7.45 a.m. to 2.10 p.m.
Std XI 7.45 a.m. to 2.10 p.m.
Std XII 7.45 a.m. to 2.10 p.m.
Extra Curricular activities will take place from 2.20 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Second Saturdays and Fourth Saturdays are holidays for ALL classes. In case of ‘hartals’ or unanticipated holidays, Saturdays will be working days. Changes may be made to compensate for lost working days.
All Saturdays are holidays for Nursery Class, Stds. I, II, III, IV.
First and Third Saturdays are working days for Stds V to XII. These will be bagless days when the children will be provided skill-oriented classes like carpentry, pottery, gardening etc.
Swimming workshop, Yoga and Class P.T. for Stds. VIII – XII start at 6.45 a.m. Students are to be present in the respective classes / areas by 6.30 a.m.
Singing for Stds. V –XII starts at 7.45 a.m.
PUNCTUALITY : It is important to arrive for class / activities on time to take full advantage of the school schedule. Suitable measures will be taken against late comers.
SAFETY MEASURES :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. In the morning cars may enter the school campus through the main gate and drop the children at the waiting shed area on all days. In the afternoon the main gate will be opened and cars may be parked at the play ground between 1.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m and on Saturdays from 11.30 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 6.30 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 day of each term, plus for any programmes put up in school. Kindly ensure that travel arrangements are made accordingly so that it may not clash with any evening programme.
LEAVE : Most children in this town live in close-knit communities where family functions are innumerable. We therefore are compelled to make general clarifications about requests for leave, which the school finds acceptable. These are as follows:
Parents are requested to send a formal letter in advance mentioning the number of days of leave required. Sanctioning of leave will be at the discretion of the school. If leave is taken without permission 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 other 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 participate in all activities as equals and enjoy a healthy relationship which is one of the most precious memories that our Alumni cherish.
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 students is acceptable. Since unanimity on this matter is not likely in a traditional society like ours THE PRESENT OFFICIAL LINE WHICH THE SCHOOL SHALL TAKE CONTINUES TO BE :-
Students will behave on the campus with utmost respect to one another and avoid inappropriate friendships. 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 recommendations of the Class teacher and the Management.
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 attached as Appendix-A. 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 have to acquire the necessary skills and a re-test will be 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. Grades are recorded for these activities. Pupils should have a minimum of one activity that is physical and one non physical. No pupils will be exempt from extra-curricular activities based on religious sentiments. Ideally one activity should be done in school. 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 the 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 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 campus. Gadgets that are confiscated will only be returned to parents, after a fine has been paid to the Accounts office.It is advisable that children not be given individual smart phones.
* Cameras may be used on special occasions with the permission of the Principal.
* Watches are not allowed during examinations. Smart watches are banned on campus.
Possession or consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco is strictly prohibited. Those pupils found with these substances will be expelled from school after informing the Police.
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. Healthy food is served by teachers in Nursery Class and Stds I to IV every term. Children are encouraged to learn Table Etiquette.
The following food and drinks are banned.
BIRTHDAY TREATS : Students of Nursery Class, Stds. I – V can bring one item to class (cake or pastry). Stds. VI – XII may bring only one item of any of the following: unwrapped sweets like chocolate balls, doughnuts, cookies, brownies or Indian sweets like peda, ladoos or jelebis. Please restrict the number of treats to the number of children in their class.
The school has no objection to holding birthday parties at home that are chaperoned and include all the members of the class. Please inform the class teachers well in advance. 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 the classrooms after school hours. They can leave campus only after all the activities for the day is done. Day students are not permitted to enter Dorms at any time.
Residential Pupils who have been committed to our care may not visitor 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 their parents are in town. This is only permitted once in an academic year.
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 forthis 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 on these programmes.Other details will be supplied as and when necessary. Participation in an Exchange is highly recommended though, not compulsory because of financial constraints.
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL : One full term’s notice should be given for withdrawal from school, if not, one term’s fee must be paid in lieu of such notice. The expression “TERM” does not include the holiday months of April and May.
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. Temporary Car Passes are available from the office for pupils undergoing medical treatment. These passes have to be returned as soon as the child is able to walk to class.
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 : 2023 – 2024
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 formal shorts, trousers or capris. Shirts must be of reasonable length. Only cotton material may be used for this. Synthetic and baniyan material are not permitted. Girls can wear skirts pleated/flared that are one inch above knee.
This dress code applies from Mondays to Fridays and examination days. Regular fit Jeans are permitted on Saturdays with collared T-shirts or Tops. On bagless Saturdays we recommend students wear shorts/
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. Also refer Hair and Accessories. Boxers and leggings are not allowed.
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. Boys and girls have to wear a V-cut swim wear. Full body swim suits may be allowed on special grounds.
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. Please have separate shoes for PT and another pair for the class.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. Tattooing and other body art is prohibited. Dyed coloured hair is not permitted. 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
School website: www.pallikoodam.org
SCHEDULE FOR FIRST TERM FEE PAYMENT 2023-2024
|Day scholars of Nursery
Class, Stds. I, II, III, IV
|Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th May,
|Day scholars of Stds. V, VI,
|Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th
|Day scholars and
Residential pupils of Stds.
IX, X, XI & XII
|Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd
|Residential pupils of Stds.
I to VIII
|Wednesday 24th and
Thursday 25th May, 2023
from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. only
|Nursery, Stds I
|Stds V to X
|Stds XI and XII
|Stds I to X
|Stds XI & XII
(for 1 year)
Procedure for online fee payment.
following options, and make the payment by going to the Bank:
1.Click on NEFT, then print the ‘NEFT Remittance Form’ and submit it to your bank for it to be transferred to the School
2.Click on ‘Branch’, then print and submit the ‘Pre-Acknowledgement Payment Form’ along with the cash to any SBI
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.
Payment of Term II & Term III
|Residential pupils must pay Term II fees either online or in person on Friday 25th August 2023 and Term III fees either online or in person on Friday 22nd December 2023.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.
|Fees Per Term
TEXT BOOKS, NOTE BOOKS AND MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES 2023-2024
|WORK SHEETS ,CHART PAPER & MAGAZINE
|NOTE BOOKS etc.
|NOTE BOOKS etc.
N.B. (1) Payments of the above must be made along with the Term I Fees.
(2) Please see that every book is covered and labelled by 1st of June 2023.
USE OF THE SCHOOL BUS / VAN:
There will be one trip in the morning and one trip in the afternoon. The bus route is as follows.
Revised School Bus Routes
Bus Route :
Pallikoodam – Collectorate– Via Shastri Road – Kurian Uthup Road –Nagambadom – S. H. Mount – Kumaranalloor – Sankranthi – Adichira –Thellakom – 101 Kavala – Parolikal – Ettumannoor – Athirampuzha –MG University – Ammancherry – ICH – Medical College – Arpookkara–Panampaalam – Pulinchuvadu – KIMS – Pullarikunnu – Varissery –Chungam – Chalukunnu – Arthootty – CMS College – Baker Junction –Sashtri Road – Logos Jn – Kanjikuzhy – Pallikoodam
Pallikoodam – Manorama – Central Jn. – T.B. Road – Kodimatha–Nattakom – Pallom – Manipuzha – Divan Kavala – Devalokam–Muttambalam – Madukkani – Manganam – Mandiram – Puthuppally–Madavanpady – Base Hospital – Milma – Vadavathoor – Pallikoodam.
The school bus / van may be used by day scholars in Nursery, Std I to Std VIII and to IX to XII provided there are seats available, either for the morning trip only or afternoon trip only or both ways. Bus / van charges per term for both trips (morning and afternoon) will be intimated later.
No child may board the bus / van 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.
BREAKFAST: Day Scholars coming for morning activity (from Stds.VIII to XII) can avail of breakfast at Rs. 40/- from school. This amount should be paid along with the fees.
A SCHOOL LUNCH at Rs. 60/- is available for day scholars. Payment for a Term must be made at the Accounts office along with the Term fees.
APPENDIX – A
VACATION PROJECTS FOR SOCIALLY USEFUL AND
COMPUTER TYPING STDS IV to XII
The important thing in Typing is getting the correct fingers on the keyboard. After the holidays, children will be tested on typing words and a paragraph to show competency in this skill.
Stds IV & V
|ASDFG (Left hand)
|HJKL; (Right hand)
|Stds VI & VII
|ASDFG (Left hand)
|HJKL; (Right hand)
|QWERT (Left hand)
|YUIOP (Right hand)
|ZXCV (Left hand)
|BNM,. (Right hand)
|Stds VIII to XII
|Start on Speed rubric of letters and passages.
STDS. III and IV
* A dough for Puri / Chappati.
* Full boiled and half boiled eggs.
* Preparing a tea tray for a visitor or a patient.
* Preparing Horlicks, Complan, Lime juice and other Beverages.
* Toast with butter / Jam / Peanut buttter
* Lining a cake tray.
* Using a balance.
* Using liquid measure.
STDS. V and VI
* Tea / Coffee / Juice / Cold Coffee
* Eggs : Half boiled / Hard boiled / Fried / Omelette / Scrambled
* Simple sandwiches
* Garlic bread
* Chappathi rolls
* Butter cookies
* Salads / Fruit salads
* Simple biscuit puddings / Chocolate balls
* Savoury snacks
* Steamed bananas
* Curried buttermilk
* To prepare rice flour for making puttu
STDS. VII and VIII
* Pan rolls
* Rice / Rasam / Sambar /
* Curd rice
* Chappathi and Dhal
* Bakes / Pie
* Caramel custard / Easy, simple puddings
* Bread rolls
* Banana fritter
* Potato bonda
* Savoury snacks
* French fries
* Milk payasam
* To make custard
STDS. IX to XII
Breakfast : Continental : Eggs, Oats / Ragi porridge, Muffins, Toast
South Indian : Dosa, Idli, Upma, Idiyappam, Puri,
Puttu with Curries
Lunch: Rice, Thoran, Ulathu, Kachimor, Sambar, Pachadi,
Avial, Chicken & Fish preparations
Dinner: Chappathi, Puri, Noodles, Channa Batura, Veg / Non
veg bakes, Pizzas, Pasta
Dessert: Puddings, Payasam, Cheese cakes, Souffles, Basic cakes
STDS. III and IV
How to prepare a pot for planting, growing cuttings, seedlings and bulbs.
STDS. V to VIII
Prepare a pot for planting, growing seedlings, cuttings and bulbs.
Nurturing the plant.
STDS. IX to XII
Repotting plants, preparing a flower bed, budding, grafting, weeding
SEWING STDS. V to VIII
Use of the sewing machine. Stitching pillow cases, edges of sheets, tow
els, handkerchief etc. Fixing fasteners. Practice embroidery stitches.
STDS. III and IV
Laying a table
Washing / polishing shoes Making a bed
Riding a bicycle
Sweeping a room
Attending to telephone calls
Dining table etiquette Sewing using matti and simple embroidery stitches
STDS. V to VIII
* Drawing, painting and handwork
* Use simple household gadgets – mixie, toaster, juicer, vacuum cleaner
* Washing and ironing clothes, Cleaning wash basins and sinks
* Dusting furniture, Washing car / scooter
* Looking after potted plants
STDS. IX to XII
* Drawing, painting, sketching and handwork
* Cleaning a fridge
* Cleaning rooms, bathrooms, toilets
* Changing a bulb
* Washing and ironing clothes
* Tying a fuse
* Washing car / scooter
* Changing the washer of a tap
* Riding a two wheeler
* Use of the sewing machine
* Mending clothes, fixing fasteners
* Practice embroidery stitches, cutting and tailoring.
Decide on your own SUPW projects. You can bring these to school for vetting on certain pre-determined days. Start these projects on your own or in groups.
* Regular visits to institutions for handicapped children / adults.
* Regular reading sessions with your family.
* Adult literacy classes.
* Garbage management in your locality
* Plastic management in your neighbourhood.
YOU COULD INVOLVE YOURSELF WITH:
* Reading in Malayalam / English
* A Design Course
* Commerce, Accounts, Stocks and Shares
* Physical Fitness
* Cooking, Catering and Serving
* A Computer Course * Sewing
* An Automobile Workshop
SKILLS WILL BE TESTED IN JUNE AFTER THE SCHOOL REOPENS. ANY PUPIL WHOSE S.U.P.W. GRADE IS UNSATISFACTORY WILL HAVE TO ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY SKILLS AND A RE-TEST WILL BE GIVEN.
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