1st All India Open FIDE Rated Chess Tournament

St. Peter’s is proud to announce that we are hosting our first all India open FIDE rated chess tournament between the 18th and 21st of May 2017.

With the help of our partners we are excited to announce that there will be over 130 prizes to be won, which are worth over Rs 3,00,000/-

Entry fees are Rs/ 1,500 for general entry and Rs. 1,400 for players from the Dindigul district, Grandmasters(GM), Woman Grandmasters (WGM),  International Masters(WIM) and Woman International Masters(WIM).

Entry fees can be paid online through paychessentry.com, through netbanking or in cash directly to the Dindigul District Chess Association(DDCA). Once the payment has been made please ensure to send your details to Mr. Abdul Nazer, the secretary of the Dindigul District Chess Association at this address Axiom Centre, 44/66 South Car Street, Dindigul – 624 001, Tamil Nadu.

You can also contact the Dindigul District Chess Association on these phone numbers 0451 242 6005 or 092 451 24106 or by email on [email protected]

If you would like to use NetBanking to make your entry fee payments please use the details listed below:
Bank Name: Canara Bank,
Branch Name: Main Branch Dindigul
Account Number: 1006101019458
IFSC Code: CNRB0001006

Last date for entry is 14th May 2017

Please see the linked file for more information about the Tournament rules

Igniting Young Minds – A Rotary Initiative

This article was written by Godpray and Merlin Alex of Grade XI

The Rotary Club of Kodaikanal conducted a RYLA(Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program on the topic: “Igniting Young Minds”. Seventy students from seven different schools attended the program.

The program began with a short speech from the president of Rotary Club, Rtn. PHF Rajkumar Raman, followed by a grace by the club director Rtn. Azad. Rtn. PHF C.J. Jaswanth introduced the chief guest Rtn. Prof. Raja Govindaswamy from Thiagarajan College of Arts and Science, Madurai.

When the chief guest addressed the students, he focused on three aspects of Life i.e. personality, team spirit and leadership. He quoted, “A leader is one who organises himself before managing others”. He also gave us details on developing an effective skill set which included interpersonal and decision making skills.

The trainer for the second session was Mrs. Bala Gopal, from the National Chamber in Theni. She spoke about decision making, time management and goal setting. She also gave us an easy way of recollecting the points discussed that included the 5D’s of life which were Direction, Dedication, Determination, Discipline and Deadline. She also insisted that time lost cannot be regained again in life. Towards the end participation certificates were presented to the students.

The sessions were extremely useful and enlightening, and we were pleased to share our experience and learning with our friends.

Lakeathon in Kodaikanal

This article was written by Rino Raphael Joshy of Grade 9

A former Olympic runner once said, “Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.”  Athletics is always encouraged in St.Peters and as a result, the students participated in a recent marathon conducted in the town.

On Saturday, the 25th of February 2017, there was a marathon around the Kodaikanal lake which was conducted by the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal. Many schools in and around Kodaikanal participated in the Lakeathon.

Mr. Praveen, an athletics coach from Chennai, began the Lakeathon by providing a brief introduction on the objective of the event and a few tips to follow while running. Our own St. Peter’s coach Mr. Baskar made all the participants do some warm up exercises before the race and later warm down after the race.

The race took place in three different categories Under 14, Under 17 and Under 19. Our school coach Mr. Baskar trained us well. As a result, in the Under 19 category Vikram G. of Class 11 won second place. Though it was challenging to run around the lake, all participants from St. Peters ran till the end of the race and successfully completed it. This reminds me of a quote that I recently read – Finishing a marathon is a state of mind that says ‘Anything is Possible’.

On completion of the race, prizes were handed over to the winners. Mr. Praveen also advised the participants on how they could relax their muscles after running a marathon and added that one needs to persistently practice running. Finally Rtn. Satha Sathish ended the event with a vote of thanks.

National Science Day

This article was written by Ammu Elizabeth of Class XI

Edwin Hubble once said “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” As students, we embark on this adventure called Science everyday and hence, it is thrilling to have a day dedicated to this adventure. National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February in remembrance of Noble Prize winner C. V. Raman for discovering the “Raman Effect”. On account of National Science Day, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) conducted an Inter-school competition in Quiz and Painting based on the topic “Modern Astronomy”.

Seventy eight students from various schools participated in the competition. The students who participated in the quiz competition were allowed to explore the museum while the art competition was going on. The students participating in the Quiz were provided with forty questions based on physics which were to be answered in twenty minutes. Ammu Elizabeth and Ananthalakshmi of Class 11 won third place in Quiz . Ammu Elizabeth also won third place in the Painting Competition. The certificates and prizes were presented to the winners by Mr. Selventran (Scientist In-charge), Mr. Kumaravel (Asst. Scientist In-charge) and Ms. Kasthuribai (Librarian and accountant of IIA Observatory, Kodaikanal). The winners received interesting books as prizes which was very exciting.

A lot of activities relating to Science take place in our school, including the recent science exhibition conducted by the juniors. We are thrilled to participate in these activities and competitions, and enrich our knowledge on a daily basis.

CBSE Talent Show – They Farm, We Eat!

CBSE Talent Show – They Farm, We Eat!

CBSE talent show was held on 4th March, 2017 and was centred around the theme – “Agriculture”. With the recent events in Tamil Nadu concerning farming, the students found it socially relevant to celebrate the noble profession of Agriculture. Parents and teachers were present in good numbers to encourage the performers with their animated cheering. The Director (Mr.Rohan Sambabu) and Administrator (Mrs. Nirmala Sambabu) were the Chief Guests, and added to the exciting atmosphere.

“They Farm, We Eat!” was the tagline which resonated across every performance. The program began with a Bible reading and a welcome address from the tiny tots of CBSE. A soul-stirring rendition of the prayer song by the CBSE choir was followed by a thought-provoking address from the Principal. The program was off to an energetic start with the Gangnam-style inspired dance by classes 1 to 3. It was an eye-opener to know the dance was inspired by the Gangnam district in South Korea which highlights the importance of agriculture in the development of a city. A moving speech in Hindi about agriculture in India “Jai Kisaan” by a student of class 6 was followed by folk dances from classes 4 and 5 and the angelic voices of the choir from classes 1 to 3.

The Tamil skit had a hard-hitting message for the audience – encourage local produce & products, and know its benefits. The skit was made more vibrant with the realistic stage props. The English skit – the World needs Farmers – was moving in its message of farming being a noble profession, one that is equally (and maybe more) important than that of a doctor or an engineer. A choreography performed in the art form of a “Street Play” brought a fitting finish to the theme with an awareness of the adverse actions of multi-national corporations in farming. The show was brought to an end with a fun-filled dance by the boys of class 8. The entire program was kept more interesting with solo instrumental performances by the students on the drums, keyboard and guitar and the spirited singing from the various class choirs.

Overall, it was an unforgettable evening and celebrated the spirit of farming!

 

Rithesh ( Grade 8) and Megha ( Grade 6)

St. Peter's International School Kodaikanal is an independent coeducational residential school in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. The school offers an educational programme from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and gathers together students from all parts of India and abroad.