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Activities - Events 2020-21


Vivacité 2021- The Annual of Christ Nagar International School

27 March 2021, when academic year 2020-’21 marked an end and gave a beginning to the summer break, Vivacité 2021 – CNIS Annual was released. The year’s stories along with students and staff’s literary & art work is wrapped up in the annual. Student Editor Daniel Chacko Jayan was the presenter of the video, in which the printed copy of the school annual was unwrapped by Rev. Fr. Paul Mangad CMI, Manager, Christ Nagar Group of Schools. It was a privilege of the school to have Fr. Manager doing the honour of releasing the annual. Ms. K.Preeti, Chief Editor, Vivacité 2021, informed all, through the video about the annual reaching each one’s home as e-magazine. The Vivacité 2021 link was inaugurated by School Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI. The link was later circulated among the staff and students. On the occasion, the school principal announced the name of the student, a portion of whose art work grabbed a space on the cover page. It was Niranjana Krishna of grade VIII-I. She was congratulated and encouraged to create more such work. Student Editor Daniel Chacko Jayan took the opportunity to thank the school management, Fr. Principal, the Editorial Board members, the staff and the students for coming together to make Vivacité 2021. The release video was edited by CNIte Kenneth Jones Stephen of Grade X.

Gratitude Day-Grade 7

The occasion on 12 March 2021 was graced by Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI, who augmented its beauty with a mesmerizing composition that transcended description and gladdened the hearts of Christ Nagar International School. This was paralleled by a sensational group dance, and followed by an English poem recitation and a group song, all in honour of the beautiful entity of gratitude. The students thanked their beloved principal with respectful words and honoured him with a ponnada. Manager Rev. Fr. Paul Mangad CMI, Vice Principal and Bursar Rev. Fr. Tinto Thomas Pulinchuvallil CMI, and academic coordinator Mr Thomas Mani, who have been the torchbearers of progress throughout his years at CNIS, were felicitated with effusive words. Ms. K. Preeti, Ms. Geeta Nayar and Dr. Sabitha P. R., the Heads of the Junior School, Middle School and Senior School Departments respectively, were also dearly commended for their unquantifiable efforts The video was ennobled by the knowledgeable speeches of the parents. The event was capped off by the prestigious Flag Folding Ceremony. The glorious school flag, which had undulated ever so magnificently in the midst of the pandemic, reminded that in these dark, trying times, it was solely our school spirit that held up the lamp.

International Womens Day

8 March 2021 when the world honours womanhood, moms of CNIS chose to celebrate by showering appreciations for CNIS and its staff. The praises were for the never ending spirit of the Principal and the staff of CNIS for bringing out structured programmes for the students of CNIS in the trying times. They wished to call themselves HAPPY MOMS on the occasion of Women’s Day and attributed their happiness to the work of CNIS. The appreciation came in the form of motivating words, instrumental music, art, dance and song. They brought out a video, the editing of which also was from the parents’ side. CNIS accepted the gift video and uploaded it through the school channel for all to see

Physical Activity Competition

Another successful initiative of the school to engage the students was the announcement of online physical Activity competition. A list of activities was given to the students to choose from and perform, in the month of January. The students had to then send the videos of performance. It was encouraging to see the number of participation making it difficult for the judges to come to a final decision. The result of the same was announced on 1 February 2021. e- Certificates were sent to the participants as well as the winners by 4 February 2021.

Graduation Day

The Graduation Day for grade XII students was held humbly in the school premises on 8 January 2021. It is an important day at Christ Nagar International School when the outgoing batch look back into the past years spent in this school. The classy red graduation robes and the hats make the seniors confident to take the next big step in their lives. On this occasion Rev.Fr Paul Mangad CMI, Manager, Christ Nagar Group of Schools blessed the seniors with his prayers.School Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI encouraged the seniors with his warm words while Dr. Sabitha PR, Class Teacher of this batch shared her experience of being with the students for the past two years.The Best Outgoing Student and the Model Student of this batch was announced on this day.

Founders Day

3 January, each year is marked as the Founder’s Day. It is the Death Anniversary of St, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the Founder of CMI Congregation to which CNIS belongs to.This year it was the 150th Death Anniversary of this saintly man who was an effective educationist, social reformer and a great visionary.The students were treated to a video that educated the students about St. Chavara. On this day a book ‘- Chavarapithaavinoppam nooru dinangal’ written by the School Principal Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI was also released.

Annual Day with the Joy of Christmas!

Coming face to face with an unrealistic situation and then changing the unrealistic situation into the new normal, CNIS and CNItes moved on and have almost reached near the end of the academic year 2020-’21. As videos were the new norm of celebration and engaging the students, the school decided to create a video to celebrate the Annual Day with the Joy of Christmas. All efforts went into making the video as it would have been in the school premises. School Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI proudly announced the academic year 2020-21 as a successful year through the Annual Day video released on 23 December 2020 Honourable Guest Speaker Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Chathamparambil CMI, Prior General, CMI Congregation, congratulated the School Principal and his team for bringing the spirit of Christmas. In his message he said that Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, which is in humility and difficulty, and not in plentifulness. He also said that all the students, coming from different backgrounds, being united in the spirit of love and dedication is a big message of Christmas. The video presented the show ‘FAREWELL 2020’. The show was a gesture of gratitude. Through the show Christ Nagar International School thanked Year 2020 while celebrating the birth of the LordJesus Christ. Christ Nagar International School gave out the Christmas Message of having only prayer, gratitude and acceptance of things happening around us.

World Topper

Meghana Anil with her hard work and conscientiousness brought glory to CNIS. She received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for gaining the highest marks in the world for Cambridge AS Level Mathematics in the November 2019 Cambridge Examination Series.Meghana’s name was mentioned in the recently held Cambridge International Kerala Community Virtual Meet. Mr Dilip Kottapadath, Manager, South India, Cambridge Assessment International Education, congratulated CNIS Community for Meghana’s achievement.

Annual Educational fair

The Annual Education Fair, ‘Show & Tell’ was held from 16 – 20 November 2020. The event was conducted with parents and fellow students in the live virtual audience, a first for an online event in CNIS, watching on as the CNItes showcased their learning this year before the judges. ‘Star Performer of the Day’ was revealed from each class to add a competitive element to the fair. ‘Show and Tell’ provided a platform for all students to exhibit their learning, while also acquiring essential presentation skills.

Childrens Day

A video presentation exclusively by the little hearts of Grades KG to II was released on 14 November 2020 as a celebration of Children’s Day. CNIte Jagannadh S Nair of Grade 1 presented himself as Chacha Nehru. The video consisted of various cultural programmes and inspirational messages by the parents. An attempt to show the Children’s Day Carnival, involving activities like baking, nails painting, face painting etc, was the delight of the video.  

Talents Day

In commemoration of the 26th International Teacher’s Day celebration, Christ Nagar International School unveiled yet another fabulous Talents Day programme. It was a live online event.

CNItes Nivedhya Sanju and Sibi Aloshious were designated as the Student Principal and Vice-Principal respectively. The various departments, namely Mathematics, English, History, and Science were also handed over to the Student Teachers of the year 2020. Thus, the learning began.

The students were lavished with interactive lessons, experimental understanding, out-of-the-box thinking and other assets which were aimed at improving the child’s perception of the concept. On the other side of the screen, the student teachers also experienced the trials and tribulations of being an educator, as they stepped into the roles of mentors rather than learners.

Soon enough, the recipients of the best student teacher awards were announced. The ceremony came to a close, as the light of learning dawned upon every CNIte.

Thrill CNIS

Thrill CNIS continued in the month of September with CNItes participating in events conducted exclusively for each category. The students were more than ready to showcase their talents, and their enthusiasm spurred to make Thrill CNIS a spectacular event. The competitions were either conducted live, using Zoom as a platform, or participants sent in pre-recorded videos. New events were introduced to blend with the new mode. The results were announced later and the Merit Certificates were mailed to the winners.

Grandparents Day

 Grandparents  love will never grow old!

 CNItes celebrated Grandparents Day on 13 September with a spectacular video tribute. The bright, enthusiastic spirit of the grandparents and their grandchildren  truly made the day a remarkable one. Our grandparents have been there for us all throughout our journey; this small token of appreciation showed how much they mean to the children.

CNIte Madhav Murali from Grade 2 gave a fabulous introduction to Grandparents Day. An inspiring message on the role of grandparents in the lives of young ones was shared by Former Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy who is the grandparent of one of the CNItes.

Eminent cardiologist Dr.Ramakrishna Pillai and his wife Dr. Susheela, again the grandparents of CNItes, emphasised the involvement of school outside of the curriculum in the lives of children. Retired IAS Shri Babu Joseph talked about the better days which was very promising to hear during this time.

Former MP Dr. Anirudhan Sampath highlighted how precious grandparents are and the joy they bring in. The video was enriched throughout with clippings from CNItes and their grandparents engaged in different chores and games.

Teachers Day

Teachers Day

A surprise video of gratitude was presented to the teachers by the CNIS Student Council on 5 September 2020.

The video consisted of appreciation, honour and thanks for all the teachers of the school. The hardwork and collaborative work of the students was very much seen in the video.

This unexpected pleasant gesture which also exhibited the management skill of the students elevated the teachers on the day set aside for the teachers of India.

Onam 2020

A good number of students came together in a delightful video to spread the aura of Onam festivity. The video came out on the Thiruvonam Day when Kerala wears a decorative look.

The fun and fervour of the season was brought in by the students act. King Mahabali enacted by CNIte Rigved of Grade VI was an attraction that symbolised the visit of Maveli Thamburan to CNIS.

Principal Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI in his message conveyed to  be good and kind. He urged that the true meaning of Onam is revealed only when each one attempts to spread  ones goodness all around.

Cine artist Mr Nandhu and playback singer Manakkadu Gopan were the guest speakers. Both the celebrities wished  CNIS Family a great Onam.

Independence Day 2020

Independence Day wishes was sent to CNIS Family  through a video presented by the CNIS NCC students. The day of love with a sense of freedom was made to feel. 

Awakening everyone towards the freedom that we all enjoy today and drawing a sense of gratitude for the freedom fighters who laid their lives for free India, School Principal Rev. Fr Thomas Chennattusserry CMI conveyed the Independence Day wishes.

Tiny patriots of KG appeared in another video calling out Jaihind. They also sung Vande Mataram and spoke on the prominence of the day.

Thrill CNIS 2020

The announcement of Thrill CNIS- the schools cultural fest was made through yet another vibrant video on 3 August 2020.
In a bid to keep students happy and for their creative engagement in this turbulent times, the school decided to conduct online cultural competitions.
Some new events and some redesigned events are to be presented under Thrill CNIS.
The competitions will be phased out to help the students participate.
The first event for all categories have been announced.

Investiture Ceremony 2020

The elected and the selected student leaders were invested to their position by the School Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI on 1 August 2020.
The pre recorded Investiture  Ceremony video was released on the same day as the announcement of the School Student Council to the staff, students , parents and well wishers of the school.
The ceremony was presented by CNIte Krishna Arun of Grade IX. 
Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI congratulated the new student council. He mentioned that the stay home situation did not deter the school from conducting school election and bestowing responsibilities to the students. He added that this lockdown time the school intends to unlock the leadership qualities of the students.
The honour of conferring the sashes, as a gesture to confer the position to the students, was given to the parents of the office bearers.
The office bearers took the oath, of discharging the duties with sincerity and to uphold the pride of CNIS, administered by the School Principal.
The new School Leader CNIte Malavika Santhosh in her confident speech said that in this difficult the CNItes only had each other and together they will sail through and uphold the values of the school.
The elected Dy. School Leader Gopichand V Menon took time to express the gratitude towards the staff and students of the school for allowing the school council with good opportunities.
As a part of celebration CNIte Netra Deepak of Grade IX presented few CNItes who acted as famous personalities having come to congratulate the new student council.


Christ Nagar International School got its new School Leader Malavika Santhosh and Dy. School Leader Gopichand V Menon after an election process.

The first ever online election was held on 23 July 2020 and the CNItes voted for the candidates of their choice through e - ballot paper from their registered email id between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

CNIte voters of Grades V-XII were able to make a decision after watching Meet the Candidates videos part 1 & 2 which was anchored impressively by CNIte Akshay Deepak and CNIte Rajshree M. 

The confidence with which the candidates campaigned themselves was praiseworthy.

CNIS Online Election - Result video in which School Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI announced the result and congratulated everyone was premiered on 24 July at 7:00 am.

National Doctor’s Day -1 July 2020

A tribute by CNIS!

For the incessant services the doctors have been engaged in, especially in the present pandemic situation, CNIS attempted to honour and thank all the doctors through a short video.

The effort was to bring a flash of smile onto the faces of as many doctors as possible. It was to let them know how much they are valued in the society.

 The video consisted of sincere gratitude, heartfelt prayer and salute to the doctors.

Short speeches by Grade VI CNItes Tina Susan Thomas, Rigved S, Reuben George and Aparna Nambiar brought out the relevance of the day.

International Yoga Day 21 June 2020

The CNItes were reminded about the International Yoga Day through another video. The importance & information of the day along with the benefits of Yoga was presented by CNItes Anna Thomas (Grade VIII), Krishna Arun (Grade IX), Vamika Sekhar (Grade VI), Narun Joe (Grade IX), Suzanna Jacob (Grade VIII). They all urged to understand the importance of yoga and make it a part of the daily life.

CNItes Vamika Sekhar (Grade VI), Diya Simi (Grade VII), Varsha B S (Grade VI), Siddharth Rajesh Pillai (Grade IV), Samridhi Sampath (Grade VI), Riyansh Sharma (Grade VI), Amira Jacob (Grade V), Karthik Pillai (Grade VI) and Mia Annie Joseph (Grade IV) demonstrated few yoga postures exhibiting their flexibility and also pointing out the benefits that yoga can bring in each one

World Music Day-21 June 2020

Virtual connection has reduced the distance between people. This was evident from the video on World Music Day which opened with a speech by the Guest Speaker Mr. Jobi Mathew, Head of the Department, Violin of Chembai Memorial Govt. Music College, Palakkad.

The Honourable Guest shared his belief on music. He said that music is the language of emotions and without music our life could be compared to a moonless night, waterless river or a flower without fragrance.

He urged all to make music a part of the life and join him for a prayer to give respite to this world from the pandemic. The splendid violin rendition by him to support the prayer was soothing and brought peace to the mind.

CNIte Niveditha Sanalkumar (Grade XI) gave a piece of information on the origin and the importance of World Music Day which was followed by a beautiful rendition of CNIS version of What a wonderful world to bring hope, joy and happiness in all. The rendition was presented by Grade XI CNItes Rithika S Kumar (lead vocal), Nevil Joseph (Drums), Aadithyan S Neelamana (violin), Khalid Abdul Jaleel (Keyboard), Enrique Joseph (Guitar). The chorus comprised Isabel Joseph (Grade VII) ,Anagha H Nair & Anna Thomas(Grade VIII)

World Environment Day-June 5

Staying at home did not deter the celebration of World Environment Day.

The CNIS Family was exposed to a video  that sensitized all about the responsibility of protecting our environment.  

The video contained a rousing speech by CNIte Indugowri of Grade III which called for appreciating the nature that provides for everyone’s need. She drew the attention on this year’s theme of World Environment Day. CNIte Indugowri also mentioned the demands, which will increase exponentially in the coming years, due to the growing population. An alert of climatic changes and the impacts of it also were given out.  She called out for harmony with nature and our Earth. Her positive statement mentioning that the ongoing health pandemic can only physically distance us but cannot keep us away from being virtually connected and celebrating Environment Day was heart touching.

CNItes Samridhi Sampath (Grade VI), Romit Nair (Grade VIII), Mehreen Latheef (Grade VI), Anagha H Nair (Grade VIII), Isabel Joseph (Grade VII), CNIte Bhamini S Neelamana (Grade VII), Suzanna Jacob (Grade VIII) also presented very good points for all to ponder over and accept the importance of being part of the nature.

The greenery shown in the video was captured from the school’s campus.

Going Online!

The need of the hour is to stay home but that definitely should not bring hindrance to the teaching learning activity.

CNIS followed the norm of online teaching. Grades VIII –XII students are exposed to live online classes. The teachers give lessons live from 9 am in the morning to 1:15 pm in the afternoon.

The students are finding this fruitful though they miss coming to school and mingling with the peer group and the teachers of the school.

Grades X – XII started with their online classes from the second week of May and Grades VIII & IX started on 1 June.

Pre- Recorded Video Teaching

CNIS adopted a different method for imparting learning to the students of Grades I-VII during this time of pandemic when reopening the school campus is not possible. To avoid them from being exposed to long hours of screen space the school gives learning to the students through pre- recorded classes. The teaching is recorded and being sent to the students as per a decided schedule. The video will have the tasks that students have to do at home. The students can watch them at a time convenient to them and their parents. They also have an option of repeated watching of the videos.  The teachers are now reaching the students’ home through these teaching videos.

Re opening Ceremony 2020-21

1 June 2020, the school Re –Opening Day, should have been making the campus lively with the hustle bustle of the students.

This year the call was to stay home and stay safe however the school decided to celebrate the re opening online.

It was an honour for the school to have Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Thiruvananthapuram to inaugurate the School Online Re opening through a video conferencing. In his compendious speech, Dr. Shashi Tharoor highlighted the privilege we enjoy but also sensitized about many of our fellow countrymen who are deprived of even basic facilities. He talked about the new norm of learning which is predicted to take off well in future. Nevertheless, he pointed out the fundamentals of class room education which shapes the child into a well developed human being. He wished all the students to be able to come back to teachers.

Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Chennattusserry CMI mentioned about the excellent Cambridge Results that was announced in the third week of May. He congratulated all the teachers and students for the success along with the belief that this mode of online teaching also would be successful.

Dr. Kamala, Paediatrician, Ananthapuri Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram also conveyed her best wishes to the teachers and students on the Re opening Day. She took the opportunity to guide the children on Corona Virus and the safety measures to be adopted for staying safe.

A edited and mixed dance video recorded from the students’ homes embellished the Online Re –Opening Ceremony.

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