Math Day Celebrations

Math Day was celebrated in CBSE on 28th October.

Stefan Banach, a Polish mathematician and one of the world’s most important 20th century mathematicians, once said “Mathematics is the most beautiful and powerful creation of the human spirit”.

This day was dedicated to celebrate the creation of the human mind that has propelled mankind towards achieving greater things.

The students of classes 1 to 5 exhibited various mathematical models and charts. They created shapes out of various materials and displayed them. The charts were colourful and informative. Students of classes 4 and 5 had also come up with various mathematical games to engage the visitors to the exhibition. One such game was a guessing game, where the students were quickly able to guess the number in the visitor’s mind through a series of calculations. The little wizards of maths!

An interesting electrical model created by Monic Renishna of Class 5 had the answers to questions on the side light up when touched by a wire! Shefy of Class 4 had innovative technology used straws that were in the shape of a triangle, and took the shape of a trapezium when dipped into soapy water! These young minds used simple methods to bring to life mathematical expressions.

The highlight of the day was the inter-house math quiz conducted for classes 6 to 8. Each house team consisted of one student from each class.

The quiz started with two rounds of ‘Fastest Fingers First’ where the first team to answer bagged the points. Spring house were off to a great start and had a formidable lead throughout the two rounds. Simple Integer questions like (-1)*(-1)*(-1)*(-1)*(-1) were made interesting with the rush of adrenaline to quickly answer! The participants needed to stay sharp and alert to get the answers right.
The subsequent rounds included sudoku puzzles and math trivia.
There were some audience questions as well that got them abuzz with excitement.

An interesting question that popped up:

Give the mathematical value of this famous
Mathematical expression

 

 

 

Well, this question sure did stump a lot of the students! The teachers had given a picture of a pie and expected the students to associate it with Pi – 22/7 or 3.14 . What a clever way of getting those grey cells going!

Spring house were the clear winners of the day followed by Winter House, Autumn House and Summer House, respectively.

It really was an exciting day and rekindled amongst the students an interest in mathematics!

Here are some videos from the day:

Environmental walk to create awareness

RALLY

“Go green, Clean and Green”

The students of St.Peter’s were privileged to take part in a rally to make Kodaikanal Clean and Green . Tag line – ” Clean Kodai Green Kodai” on 09.09.2017 (Saturday) which was organized by Rotary club of Kodaikanal. The rally was presided by the District Collector of Dindigul Dr. T. G. Vinay and Rotary President Mr.Rohan Sam Babu.
Around 700 students took part in the rally in which 350 were peterites accompanied by teachers. The starting point of the rally was from Kalaiarangam which ended at the Moonjikkal junction which was around 4 kms. The participants of the rally educated the public in keeping the city clean by holding hoardings in their hands and by distributing pamphlets.
At the end of the program, Mr.Rohan Sambabu gave a speech about keeping the city clean and the changes required in the society.

Report by Venkata of class XI

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 dindiguldca2013@gmail.com

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.

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.