Lisieux English School, Vaikom is owned and managed by Little Flower Church Nadel, Vaikom. It started in 1982 with 16 students managed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Pallippadan, and now it has flourished to a stage having around 1900 students and 136 staff. It is due to the efficient leadership and professionalism showed by the former managers. The school continues its success in excellence under the stewardship of the present Manager, Rev. Fr. Benny Parecattil with his unblemished qualities and devoted, faithful priesthood service, another young, vibrant ,untarnished personality and a passionate believer of Christ as assistant Manager, Fr. Albin Parecattil,
Mrs. Shiny Thomas, a devoted and endowed lady having immense caliber as the Principal. Rev. Fr. Mathew Thachil, who is a strict disciplinarian and active and efficient high priest, is in charge of the role of Administrator. This highly talented and dedicated team strives their hard to lead Lisieux School to the forefront in its pursuit to endeavor for excellence.
School reopened on 4th June 2018 with a grant Reopening celebration. The chief guest of the function was Mr. Ajaykrishnan, who was a former student of Lisieux and the CA Rank holder. He shared his wonderful experiences and encouragement got from Lisiuex which in turn was an immense motivation for our present students. UKG & LKG classes started on 6th and 11th of June and School blessing prayer service was held on 8th June.
Lisieux is maintaining consistent academic record of 100%. This academic year 60 students appeared for XII Board exam, 3 got full A1, 29 got distinction, 27 got first class and one Compartment. 88 students appeared for X Board exam, 5 got full A1, 67 got distinction and 16 got first class.
I congratulate all the students, teachers and parents for this excellent result.
Lisieux is blessed with a team of experienced, dedicated, outstanding teachers, ever earnest in imparting quality education and character formation of their students.
Orientation Programme for teachers
As teaching has become a challenge in this digital era, the Academic year began with a 4 days in-house training program. As a part of Capacity Building Training, around 25 teachers of Secondary and senior secondary Section attended various 2 days training programs conducted by CBSE, Centre for Excellence and Sahodaya. It really helped them to adopt new teaching strategies and sharpening their teaching skills.
Non Teaching Staff
Lisieux is endowed with a group of dedicated and hard working non- teaching staff. We remember our Office staff, Ayas, vehicle staff, securities and other auxiliary staff with much appreciation for their commitment and selfless service.
This year, common staff meetings, section wise staff meetings and Vice Principals meetings were held to figure out the monthly plan and evaluation of the academic progress.
Important events and celebrations
Vayanavaram was organized on 19th June 2018, along with Aksharathalappoli. Merit Day was celebrated on June 18th and National Yoga Day was celebrated on 20th June. School election was conducted in June and Master Amal Santhosh and Kum. Devi Saran were elected as the Head boy and Head girl respectively. A Career Guidance class was given by Mr. Siju Thottappally on 26th September to give awareness on Motivation & Career Guidance for IX, X, XI &XII classes. This year, Arts Day competitions conducted without inaugural ceremony and Valedictory function in 2018 due to the sad demise of our dear student Master Ashish Dev. On 15th August we celebrated Independence Day and thereafter we had seen the catastrophic flood, Kerala ever witnessed. Lisieux School was one of the flood relief camps in Vaikom allocating around 2000 people. School didnt celebrate Onam and Teachers day. Rather, the Management, staff and students joined their hands together to collect money and contributed to Chief Ministers Flood relief fund. Again, new books were issued to the students who lost the books in the flood. As a part of Swach India, school had swach Pakwada celebration where students planted saplings. Childrens Day was celebrated with rally and Gandhi Gayanthi and Patroness Day were celebrated. This year school had a grant Christmas celebration Day on December 18th and the first time in this academic year all children were in such a joyful charisma compensating all their missed celebration.
Co-curricular & Other Activities
This year, CBSE has introduced a new program named HPE, (Health and Physical Education), SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work and Action). The main theme was Cleanliness and Students successfully completed this programme. School has Co-Curricular activities like NCC, Band, Yoga, Karate, Kalari, Kung-Fu & Multi Gym, Roller skating, Classical dance, Violin etc. Every First Friday, Catholic students have Holy Mass and other students have religious classes. Lisieux has been continuing with Save A Friend Program to help financially weak students who are really excel in their studies.
School exhibition was conducted as a one day program and all the students were directed to prepare a few items for exhibition. It was really wonderful to watch the exhibits like still and working models, Drawings, Paintings, ornaments making, vegetable carvings, waste material products etc. Kumari Sri Lakshmi of class XI and Master Arjun S Nair of class XII exhibited their fantastic paintings and pencil drawings.
The VVM online scholarship exam was conducted on 28th November and Amina Fazal and Krishnapriya S Pradeep of CLASS VI, Sreenandana S Warrier of class VII, and Anagha Rakesh of Class XI became Kottayam District toppers by securing 1st rank, 2nd rank and 3rd rank respectively.
Annual Sports day for all sections were conducted on November 16th and 27th respectively. Our boys and girls volleyball team played interschool competitions and girls team reached in the inter school Semi Finals.
The annual picnic was conducted section wise in order to refresh the minds of the young learners. Students of Std XII went for two days tour to Coorg, Students of standard X went for their two days study tour to Mysore. Students of U P section to Wonderla, Std III to V - Silver Storm and Std I & II - Lulu Sparkys Ernakulam respectively,
Inter School Competitions
Our Agatha Joseph of Class IX has got Best Cadet award in the Republic Day Camp. Many children participated in Central School Sports Meet.
There was regular visit of AEO and DEO and the school authorities were keen to attend in various Management and Sahodaya Meetings. Management and Principal were always obliged to follow and execute the suggestions given by them. In connection with our Health Programs, De worm Tablet was given by Health Department. As a part of Health and Physical Education, Medical camp was conducted in school and Health card was issued to all students from 6th std. to 12th std.
Special Out-reach programs
Our school is the part of two agencies-National Green Corps and Encon Club of BPCL. They have conducted and attended the following programs related with this:
1. Anti-Drug Day Campaign-Cycle Rally (June 26th)
2. National Forest Day Planted trees (July 2nd)
3. World Population Day Conducted speech on Population and Resource Management
4. Hiroshima Day& World Mosquito Day-Speech and Poster making (August 6th)
5. Farmers Day-Participated Farmers day Celebration in Vaikom Municipality
Encon club outdoor activities
Visit to Mangalavanam, Bird Sanctuary in Kochi
35 members of Encon club visited bird sanctuary on 23rd February 2019 and they planted mango tree in the forest in the name of our school. This was a fantastic experience for the students.
A well organized, efficient and energetic PTA is the backbone of Lisieux. The executive members of the PTA were elected from the class PTAs. Mr. Paul Thomas was elected unanimously as the PTA president and Mr. Sujith V. S. as the NPTA President. PTA executive meeting takes place almost every month and the members always rendered their immense help in all the activities of the school.
Today, Lisieux has reached an excellent milestone of 37 years of excellence in learning, innovative ideas and achievements that continue to transform and benefit the children all around Vaikom. The schools open door policy, flexibility and atmosphere coupled with dedication, passion and motivation built up a solid base for education all these years. We are looking forward to continue this legacy by perfecting and honoring our skills and keep this history of impressive performance in the upcoming years.
I place on record my unstinted gratitude to all our benefactors, especially, our beloved manager Rev. Fr. Benny Parecattil, Asst. manager Rev. Fr. Albin parecattil, Administrator Rev. Fr. Mathew Thachil, Trustees, Parish Council and Education council Members, PTA Executive committee members. I express my sincere gratefulness to all teaching and non teaching staff, parents and students for their continuous cooperation and support in making Lisieux a gifted alma mater.
Invoking the blessings of God almighty and our heavenly patroness St. Little Theresa in the years to come and with a heart full of gratitude to everyone, I conclude this report in the famous words of Sri Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda Your success in life does not altogether depend on ability and training; it also depends on your determination to grasp opportunities that are presented to you. Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance. You yourself either now or in the past have created all opportunities that arise in your path. Since you have earned them, use them to the best advantage.
May God bless you all.