St. Ann's High School was Founded in 1876 by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Ann. It is a Catholic Minority Institution, but it is open to students belonging to other denominations as well. In carrying out its Aims and Objectives the School as a Minority Institution reserves for itself it's inherent and Constitutionally Recognized Rights of Management and Administration.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The Aim of St. Ann's school is to impart a balanced and all round Education to promote the integral development of the personality of each student. This school cherishes the value of the dignity of each student as Child of God. It seeks to foster in the students a love and trust for God the Good Father. It strives to offer the students an education based on the Gospel values and the values of our Indian culture.
So it shapes the Curriculum to inculcate in the students values such as Love, Brotherhood, Justice, Truth, Honesty, Simplicity, Tolerance and Compassion. It is keen to develop in them a sense of Responsibility, Sensitivity to the needs of others, attitude to face difficulties and the future with courage and optimism.
St. Ann's High School is a Permanently Recognized Minority Institution as per A.P rules D. S.P' Procs L.Dist 5956/D2/76 dated 7-2-78.
The students are prepared for S.S.C Board Examination. The medium of instruction is English, Hindi or Telugu is the first language.
Telugu is the second language for those who opt for Hindi as the first language and vice versa.
The first language is started in U.K.G. and the second language in Class I
Value Education is imparted to all students. Religious instruction is given to the Catholic children.
1. PUNCTUALITY / ASSEMBLY :
Each day starts with the Assembly Prayer. Every student is expected to be in school 5 minutes before the Assembly Bell at 8.55 a.m. if students are late for the assembly they will receive 5 warning notices, after which they are liable to be sent home at the parents risk.
Students must come to school in full school uniform which is as follows.
PARENT TEACHER MEETING
Parent must make it a point to attend the Parent teachers (PT) meeting on every second Saturday.
PHYSICAL TRAINING AND GAMES
Physical Education has its purpose to develop the powers of the body in such a way, so as to make them operate with those of the mind and soul, for the development of the whole person. (Games provide more than physical training as they develop initiative, decision, endurance, skill, team spirit and emulation). And because they offer such splendid opportunities for moral formation and social training they are specially encouraged.
1. Physical training, Games and Sports are compulsory activities on the school Curriculum..
2. No child will be exempted from Physical Training or Games unless a Medical Certificate is provided, even when an exemption is granted, the child must attend the above classes.
3. The Games Referee is the sole authority on the games field and her decisions are taken to consideration.
4. Habitual lack of punctuality, disobedience to the referee or games captain or bad spirit displayed on the play field, is sufficient reason to suspend a player from games and if the offence is serious, the player will be disqualified from the Inter Houses or the Inter School matches.
5. Parents/ Guardians are requested not to enter the classroom or talk to teacher when they are engaged with their class work. The teachers will not entertain anybody during the class hours without the permission from the Principal.
6. Students who are sick should not be sent to school even on test days. No half- day leave will be granted.
7. If leave letters are not produced students will not be allowed in the class.
8. Parents may meet the Head Mistress in the office between 10.00 am to 11.00 am.
The whole school is divided into four houses, Daffodils, Lotus, Roses and Shamrocks. House Captains for the classes and Games Captains for the field are elected by the students. Games, debates, Dramatics and other such activities are organized on the Houses System.
Within the school, many associations and clubs, such as The Social Service Club, the Hindi Samithi, the Telugu Samithi, the Literary, Debating and Dramatics society, the mathematics and the Science Club, YCS/YSM, Media Club, Consumer Club etc. are formed.
CCE COMPRISES THREE AREAS
a) Continuous b) Comprehensive c) Evaluation
Continuous Assessment - is regular and periodical. Evaluation of student's growth and development is continuous process rather than an event, built into the total teaching learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session.
Comprehensive - is a holistic approach, covers both scholastic and co-scholastic areas. It provides ample opportunity for the child to grow in all areas.
Evaluation - is assessment of child in all aspects. The emphasis shifted to testing of holistic learning.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
(A) Formative Assessment
(B) Summative Assessment
a) Formative Assessment
It is a assessment conducted during the process of teaching. It is through observation of student's responses, engagement, notebook, assignments and other written works. Formative Assessment will be conducted by the teacher during instructions. The teacher observes and records the child’s progress and as well as learning gaps.
The teacher has to observe the child’s progress through classroom observations, notebooks, projects, slip tests and record four times during a year.
FA 1 -July
FA 2- September
FA 3- December
FA 4- February
b) Summative Assessment:
Summative Evaluation should be based on the written and oral tests. The questions must be qualitative i.e., open ended, ended analytical in nature, drawing conclusions, giving reasons, evaluating and interpreting in nature. They must discriminate the children based on their intelligence and creativity. Summative Assessment is a terminal test in nature and shall be conducted twice in a year.
SA l - September /October
SA 2- March
The subject wise question papers should be developed by the teacher's based on the Academic Standards and its weightages.