Greetings from Ansar!
As the head of the institution I am proud to present the thirty sixth annual report of Ansar English School which is meant to inform parents, stake holders and the larger school community about the school’s accomplishments, and the efforts it is making towards the realization of its cherished goals. Through this report, together we will try to identify the strengths as well as areas for improvement and enhancement of quality.
During the academic year 2017-18 the school experienced a surge in student enrollment. From 4837 in 2017 the student strength peaked into 4916 which is a record high. The demand for new admissions is mounting, but the lack of space and infrastructure makes it tough for us to accommodate every child who seeks admission. As of today, there are 2546 boys and 2370 girls. To ensure the quality and better administration, we had split the school into KG, Lower Primary, Primary, Upper primary boys and girls, higher secondary boys and girls sections. The total number of students in KG section is 812. The senior secondary section has 518 students. From the whole lot of students 139 boys and 110 girls are hostellers. There were 330 new admissions in this academic year for classes UKG till X.
The accredited institute of NIOS has an enrollment of 419 students this year- 126 students in secondary section and 293 in senior secondary section. The institute provides assistance to students in the areas of registration, conduct of examinations, library and academic activities like Personal Contact Programs ( PCP).
The total number of teaching staff is 241 including ladies and gents. The number of support staff is 204. This year we recruited 56 new teachers – 7 gentlemen and 49 ladies. Out of these 32 are post graduates, 20 are graduates and 4 are TTC holders.
In the academic year 2016-17, the academic achievements of students of class X and XII were astounding. In the All India Secondary School Examination [ AISSE-Grade X], the pass percentage was 100. Out of 272 students who appeared for the exam, 38 came out with full A1. In the All India Senior School Certificate Examination [AISSCE –Grade XII], all 264 students who appeared for the examination came out with commendable feat. 105 students got distinction, 120 passed with first class and 26 students with second class. Rashid Aboobacker and Asmina stood as the school toppers with 93.2% marks. Mohammed Labeeb and Ummu Haniya received proficiency certificate from CBSE for being one among the top 0.1% students in Computer Science and English respectively.
This year, in 2017-18, a total of 319 students have been registered for the forth coming AISSE-Grade X . For the AISSCE – Grade XII, a total of 263 students have been registered, out of which 110 are boys and 153 are girls.
Our school has always been trying to support financially challenged sector of the society and has spent an amount of Rs- 3,737,736 /-as charity to support the students by way of fee concession, free uniforms, books and lunch. Altogether 396 students are benefitted from various concessions.
A number of students are enjoying scholarships instituted by various government and private agencies such as post-matric and pre-matric scholarships , and Moulana Azad scholarship for girls.
Parents are the important stakeholders in any school system. We believe that their meaningful involvement in school matters will certainly enhance the school’s effectiveness. With this end in mind, a series of parent meetings and open days were conducted. A parent teacher council is in operation wherein parent representatives and teachers are members. The council working in accordance with a set of bylaws is presently led by Mr. Mohammed Ameen as its president. PTC meetings are held periodically to evaluate the working and progress of the school community. PTC executive members played a commendable role in the MR Vaccine Campaign initiated by the State Government.
A series of tests are conducted for students of all classes including unit tests and term exams to assess them periodically and ensure their academic progress. Apart from these our students are also tested through various talent search exams organized by external bodies such as Vidya Council for Education, Thrissur Sahodaya School complex and Ganitha Sasthra Parishad. The following are some of the outstanding achievements made by our students:
In the VTSE , Vidya Council Talent Search Examination, the school won 30 ranks which is the highest number of ranks won by any school in the state. The school was also awarded for maximum Superb Grade 1. Altogether our students achieved 383 A grades, 384 B grades, 383 C grades and 1231 D grades. We took part in MTSE, Mathematics Talent Search Examination conducted by Thrissur Sahodaya School Complex.
In ELPSE, English Language Proficiency Scholarship Examination conducted by Thrissur Sahodaya School Complex of which we were the hosts, Sheza Nasrin of 2 E has won second rank. Students from classes 3- 12 participated in the Ujjwal Prathibha Examination and Huda PM of XI G has brought laurels to the institution by winning third rank. In Hikma Talent Search Examination conducted by Majlis Education Board, Zaya of class 1, Hazim Hamza of class 2 and Sayyid Abdullah of class 3 are among state level toppers and we bagged Institutional Award for highest number of A grades.
A total of 23 students are selected for the second level of MTSE, organized by Ganitha Sasthra Parishad and are awaiting the results.
At Ansar, we believe that each child is gifted and is unique. Cultural fest is conducted by each section from KG till twelfth standard to unveil the inborn talents of our students. Systematic arrangements for organizing the competitions were made in our auditorium by our dedicated staff. There was plethora of events conducted under each category with an objective of providing a common platform to our students to showcase their embedded skills in various fields and to compete to improve their abilities. The team spirit of the four houses Ruby, Emerald, Diamond and Sapphire with efficient House captains shows a lot in the performance of group activities. The outstanding achievers, Sargaprathibhas of each category are as follows:
LKG : Dina Jumailath
UKG: Nawal Thabassum K S
Lower Primary : Aysha Ibrahim
Primary : Sarah Hanin
Upper Primary Boys section : Namdid Nowshad
Girls Section : Hana Hazar T K
High School Boys section : Mohammed Dhulqrshan
Girls Section : Hiba Kader
Higher Secondary : Lamya Shaukath
In the area of co curricular activities, CCA, a clear system is in place for selecting students for various competitions and coaching them with the support of specialists. As a result, attainments of the school in Kalotsav and other cultural competitions came out very impressive. 186 students competed in various events at Thrissur Sahodaya Kalotsav held at Paramekkavu. Most of the participants were winners of A grade.
Sports and games in school not only helps children to be physically fit but also helps them to develop skills such as teamwork, leadership and patience. It makes the children active and increases self-esteem. Separate Annual Athletic meets were conducted by each section to ensure student participation from all ages. The champions from each section are listed below:
LKG : Naifa Faisal
UKG : Danish Ashraf
Lower Primary : Zian Faisal
Primary : Faiz Iman
Under 12 Boys- Mohammed Akmal
Under 14Boys- Nihal
Under 16 boys – Ansil Rafeek
Under 17 boys – Mohammed Arshad
Under 19 boys – Minhaj K A
Under 12 Girls – Nasmin Noushad
Under 14 Girls – Riya Sheril
Under 16 Girls – Mehana Sadath
Under 17 Girls – Bushra Nourin
Under 19 Girls – Nahla Usman
The best performers from school participated in various interschool competitions and brought name and fame. The exceptional achievements made in the area of athletics and sports are as follows:
- Runner up in Thrissur Sahodaya Indoor games caroms boys
- Runners up in Under 19 CBSE state football
- Winners under 19 girls Thrissur Sahodaya Kabaddi
- Second runner up Thrissur Sahodaya Handball
- Second runner up Vidya Sahodaya Athletics
- Winners in Vidya Sahodaya Kabaddi Under 19 boys
- Second runner up Vidya Sahodaya Kabaddi Under 16 boys
- Winners in Vidya Sahodaya Kho-kho Under 16 girls
- Ansar students were the winners in all categories for Vidya Sahodaya Chess Championship and Vidya Sahodaya Badminton Tournament
- Winners in Vidya Sahodaya Football
Learners are mainly of four types- visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic. Each type of student expresses their feeling in different ways. Fine art competitions provide students a platform to display their creative and artistic abilities. We conduct in-school drawing, colouring and painting competitions as a part of CCA.
Our exceptional achievements in interschool fine arts competitions are as given below:
- KCYM Competition – Aggregate trophy and first position in LP, UP, HS and HSS Sections.
- Comates circle painting competition- Aggregate trophy
- Sahodaya painting competition- one first prize, two second prizes and three third prizes.
- We have also won individual prizes in Synergy IT Fest, RP Memorial Price and Vidya Council Kids Fest.
Among individual achievements, Munavir Sadath of 10th C was selected as the second best painter of KCYM Competition.
Being a part of Ansari Charitable Trust, we make sure that religion also plays an important role in the upbringing of our children and they have proven their excellence by competing in various Interschool Islamic Competitions. Our students have won prizes in the Noor –E-Ilahi interschool Islamic quiz contest and literary competitions organized at Al Ameen Public school, Edappally. First prize in Elocution in both boys and girls categories and PowerPoint presentation, second Prize in each of Quiz, Hifz, and Group song are a few among our achievements. Our students have made in achievements in categories such as Spot Magazine, PowerPoint presentation, Elocution, word building and Quran recitation in ‘Irfan 2017’- interschool Islamic competition held at Arafa English School, Attur.
Expressions are the harbingers of the mind. Communication is mostly made possible through words and letters. Six manuscript magazines were released earlier this year as a part of classroom activities. They were ‘AURORA’ from lower primary, ‘FILIZ ‘ from Primary, ‘TRAILER’ from 6-8 boys , ‘LEGERE’ from 6-8 girls, ‘ZEBULON’ from 9-12 boys and ‘UNFENCED’ from 9-12 girls section. Students’ original works from all these magazines have found their places in the Annual School Magazine.
It is very important that students are trained on life skills along with academic subjects. Our students are trained by externals periodically to boost their confidence and introduce them to different walks of life. ‘Save children, save future’- an awareness program about the rights and protective measures for children conducted by POCSO, a session on ‘overcoming exam fear’ by Dr.Mahmood Shihab, Principal, ATCW, session about the job opportunities in oil field by our old student Akbar Ali, ‘values to be inculcated in the present generation’ by Jb V T Abdulla Koya Thangal , Assistant Ameer, JIH to name a few. Apart from these, workshops for students are conducted as a part of club activities too.
17 different clubs namely Keraleeyam, English, Debate, Maths, Science, Fine arts, Music, Arabic, Eco, Health, GK, Anti-drug, Traffic, NSS, SPC, Guides and scouts are very active in the campus. Students can select the clubs according to their talents and interests. 3 major activities were conducted by each club in this academic year. A variety of programs took place in the campus as a part of club activities, to foster their talents and organizational skills. Declamation of famous orators in history, science exhibition, release of Maths magazine, rally against the ‘Misuse of plastic’, celebration of Keralapiravi day and Arabic language day, awareness classes on ‘Traffic rules’ by SI Mr.babu, talk on ‘rocket launching’ by Mr.Mohammed Nadirsha, ‘Making maths simple’ by Mr. Rahul, IAS trainer, workshop on ‘adolescent issues’ by Mr. James, 3 days workshop on Chithrakala Parisheelana Kalari, are only a few among those.
The NSS project- ‘build a house for a family’ was a noteworthy endeavour. The club built a house for a poor family this year also , the key of which will be handed over on the Annual Awards Day, 2018. The school has 2 platoons of student police cadets(SPC). There are 88 members in the SPC. Mr. Habeeb Ur Rahman and Mr. Jamaludheen are the CPO and ACPO respectively. The SPC is functioning in the campus without any monetary grant from the government. We also hosted 2 camps for SPC in which were attended by cadets from nearby schools.
The school has a civil service coaching centre.
Karate training is provided for girls and boys of classes 6-8 every Friday. This helps create a sense of self confidence among the students.
A book fair was hosted with the assistance of Scholastic Publishers. A large number of students visited the pavilions and books were purchased.
This year the school organised study trips and pleasure trips to different locations such as Chikkamangulur, Coorg, Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin, Athirapilly and Malampuzha. They are important to help bridge the gap between education and hands-on experience and in building a strong emotional bond between the teacher and student.
All the four national festivals of India were celebrated in the school campus with a patriotic fervor. On 15th august 2017, the school celebrated Independence Day with the grand parade and cultural programs conducted by students. To honour his sacrifice, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated on October 2nd with a cleaning campaign. On November 14, the teachers and children remembered Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister, and celebrated the love that he had for all children with a host of fun-filled activities and sweet distribution. Republic day was celebrated on 26th January with the participation of the entire school community.
The national festival of kerala – Onam – was celebrated with pookalam competition and sadya.
Section-wise assemblies are conducted every week to provide platforms for exhibition of students’ talents and appreciate the winners of various competitions.
Even though the Kinder Garten section stands as a separate building, these tiny tots add more colour and life to the whole campus. The KG section celebrated Colours Day in July, Fruits Day in August, Flowers Day in September and Kids Fest in January. In addition to this, they were also part of the Independence and Republic Day celebrations. Parents are frequent visitors to the school. To acknowledge the efforts of grandparents, Ansar Kindergarten decided to conduct a Grandparents Day in February with fun filled activities and feast.
Keeping in line with its ethos, the Ansar community joined hands with Kunnamkulam Pain and Paliative unit in raising a fund for cancer patients. In coordination with the Kadavallur Grama Panchayat, the students of Ansar students and staff actively participated in the ‘1 Million Goal’ campaign initiated by the State Government. Our campus welcomed the torchbearers of the FIFA U-17 World Cup rally. Our band team and SPC played a remarkable role in the Keralotsav fest organized by the Youth Welfare Department of the State Government.
Empowering the teaching staff is the first step towards enhancing the quality of education in any school. The academic year of 2017-’18 started off with the Teacher Efficiency Program (TEP) for the entire teaching faculty conducted by Elixir Solutions. It helped the teachers develop a positive attitude and plan the lessons better. Throughout the year, teachers have attended numerous in-school and external training programs organized by CBSE, Vidya Council for Eduction and Thrissur Sahodaya School Complex.
This year, the school recognized 2 students as outstanding outgoing students. They are
1.Mohammed Ashiq Abdul Khader , XII B
2. Lamya Shaukath Koroth, XII F
This award goes to students who maintained consistently high level of performance in curricular and co-curricular activities, and also exhibit brilliant leadership skills and personal qualities.
The whole school has been divided into 4 houses for the purpose of organizing intra-mural competitions. At the house level competitions, the Diamond house won the trophy for the best performance. Congratulations to all the house members.
This year the school introduced SMART TVs in selected classrooms to effectively communicate with students of all learning styles. This helps engage the students better and provides them an audio visual learning experience. All the staffrooms have Wifi connection facilities to help teachers plan and prepare prior to the classes.
We have constructed an activity area for the lower primary children and the construction of a prayer area for the students of primary section is in progress. Proposal for a new building for lower primary is under discussion.
To Him we belong and unto Him we shall return. This year we bore witness to the inevitable departure of a few beloved personalities of Ansari Charitable Trust. Dr. T.K Mohammed, formerly Principal of Ansar English School, Director of Ansar Educational Institutions and Member of Ansari Charitable Trust, V.M Abdu, founding member of ACT and A. Abdurahiman Haji , founding member of ACT and Kajah Group Chavakkad are among them.
The prospect for future is bright. A number of up gradation activities and quality enhancement programmes are in the pipeline. I assure all stakeholders that the school, with the help of all those activities and programmes, will certainly equip itself to prepare students to face challenges of today as well as tomorrow.
I conclude invoking the Almighty to shower His boundless blessings on all of us and our dear school.