St. Thomas Nagar, Mukkolakkal, Trivandrum - 695043

Academic

Academic

The School provides general education of 10 years leading to the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) in Class X and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) in Class XII. The medium of instruction is English. Ability to communicate well in English is important in the changing context. Parents of day scholars are requested to ensure that their children are encouraged to follow their classes easily by a certain amount of exposure to English conversation at home. At home children should be provided with a healthy environment for their holistic development.

ACADEMIC YEAR

The academic year is from June to March.

ACADEMIC LEVELS

We, at St.Thomas Central School believe in the all-round development of the children. There are around 1000 students in Std I to IV.

Our Objectives

Primary
(Std I – V)

Subjects taught
  1. English
  2. Hindi/Malayalam (SL/TL)
  3. Hindi/Malayalam (SL/TL)
  4. Mathematics
  5. Science / EVS
  6. Social Science
  7. Art( Drawing)
  8. Work Experience
  9. Physical & Health Education
  10. Computer Literacy Programme
  11. Value Education
  12. General Knowledge
  13. Music

Due emphasis is given to computer-aided teaching. Specially trained teachers handle Music, Art and Physical and Health Education.

Library

Each class has a collection of books which are handed over to the children during the class library period.

School Assembly

Upper Primary
(Std VI – VIII)

Subjects taught
  1. English
  2. Hindi/Malayalam (SL) (Hindi is compulsory either as a SL or TL)
  3. Hindi/Malayalam (TL)
  4. Mathematics
  5. Science
  6. Social Science
  7. Art
  8. Work Experience
  9. Physical & Health Education
  10. Computer Science
  11. Value Education
  12. Music

We aim at academic excellence with character perfection. With this in mind, we seek to fine tune our charges in every aspect of their intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development. We follow the syllabus set by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Learning is enlivened by the employment of various techniques and skills of teaching. Our computer lab and smart class are frequently used for teaching purposes.

Boarding

High School
(Std IX – X)

Subjects taught
  1. English
  2. Hindi/Malayalam/French (SL)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Social Science
  6. Art
  7. Work Experience
  8. Physical & Health Education
  9. Information Technology (IT)/ Foundation of Information Technology
  10. Value Education : On Tuesday and Thursdays during the zero period value education classes are handled.

The school prepares the students for the AISSE (All India Secondary School Examination) conducted by the CBSE at the end of Class X. Emphasis is laid on improving their leadership skills, communicative skills and moral values. Students participate in debates, skits and classroom discussions.

Achievements

Senior Secondary
(Std XI – XII)

A student-friendly atmosphere is created in the classrooms and the teacher focuses mainly on the communicative approach. Lecture-cum-demonstrative methods, exploiting the multimedia facilities available, make the classes lively and interesting. Seminars, paper presentations, debates, role-play, public speaking etc are encouraged, bearing in mind at the same time the fact that these students are being prepared for the Board Exams as well as the entrance exams. We thus cater to the all-round development of their personality, thereby moulding a self-reliant, responsible and industrious group of youngsters fully capable of taking on the challenges of the outside world.

The school prepares the students for the AISSCE (All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination) conducted by the CBSE at the end of Class XII.

Senior Secondary (Std XI – XII)

Subjects taught

Compulsory Subjects - English, Health & Physical Education, General Studies and Work Education
SUBJECTS
SCIENCE COMMERCE HUMANITIES
Physics Economic Economic
Chemistry Business Studies Political Science
  Accountancy Sociology
Mathematics / Biology / Computer (Any Two) Mathematics / Psychology / Informatics Practices (Any One) Mathematics / Psychology / Informatics Practices (Any One)

Academic Terms and Holidays

There are three terms in each academic year for classes XI & XII and two terms for classes I – X. Onam and Christmas holidays will be for about a week each and the Midsummer holidays will be for about 2 months (Mid March – Mid May).