Academics

St. Mary's Matriculation Higher Secondary School

The Academic Session

The Academic Session is from June to April. The academic year comprises of Trimester terms of working evaluation.

I Semester : June to September (4 Months)
II Semester : October to December (3 Months)
III Semester : January to April (4 Months)

The School activities are scheduled only for five days a week - Monday through Friday. The Sixth day Saturday is exclusively marked for cultural based co-scholastic actives. The sports activities of the school are significantly built in the working schedule of all the working days of the week.

However, in case of unprecedented holiday(s) declared based on Government announcements / other reasons during the weekdays that week’s Saturday will be converted into an academic working day as a compensative measure. The same will be intimated to the parents through ‘SMS-Mobile Service / an Official Circular / Note in Student’s Hand Book.

The weekly schedule is well worked and planned out to provide a befitting atmosphere for the all round development of the students and to turn them into good citizens of the country. The daily routine is designed to cultivate good habits in the students to develop in them the capacity for self-education to progressively develop their mental and physical capabilities and to provide time for intellectual recreation.

Curriculum

The curriculum at SMMS is designed to support a developmental, student-cantered approach, where teaching for understanding is coupled with a stimulating and varied curriculum. The school follows the curriculum and syllabus prescribed by the Matriculation Board of Tamil Nadu Government and prepares the pupil for the Matriculation Board Examinations at grade X and XII.

  • Critical thinking and conceptual learning is enhanced and nurtured, especially in the primary and upper primary level, through labs and clubs - Junior Science and Math labs.
  • Communication skills and leadership qualities are encouraged by giving the students opportunities during the various functions of the school and also during daily assembly, for students from KG to Std.XII.
  • Love for the country is also emphasized through opportunities like The Scout and Guides and Junior Red Cross activities. Interact club is also very active in our School. These ignite leadership and patriotism, empathy and life skills.

Pre-Primary

School Uniform - Colour & Pattern

Boys

Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Shirt, Elephant grey Shorts, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Girls

Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Shirt, Elephant grey Pinafore, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House T.Shirt with Tack pant,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House T.Shirt with Tack,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge


Pre-Kinder Garten

SMMS follows unique teaching methodology of Child Centered Approach meeting various needs of the child Pre-KG. This integrated method neither imposes upon the child nor does it abandon him in total free play. It will focus on reinforcement of senses, hands on activities, theme based learning, human values and so on. Learning takes place through playing, listening, observation, questioning, reflection an exploration. Body movements, singing, painting, reciting and watching educational videos are everyday activities.

Focus Areas

  • Activity Participation
  • Language Skills
  • Communication & Reception
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Fun in Learning
  • Concept Knowledge
  • Phonetic Drill
  • Motor Skills

Subjects Involved

  • English as a language
  • Role Play
  • Dancing Beans
  • Story Adventure
  • Mathematics
  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Arts
  • Rhymes

Activities

  • Concept of Learning
  • Fun in Kitchen
  • Scribbling
  • Vice Modulation
  • Role in Acting
  • Moral, Health & Hygiene
  • Colouring
  • Exploration

Junior Kinder Garten (JKG)

  • English Reading
  • English Conversation
  • Tamil Reading
  • Tamil Conversation
  • Activity Class
  • Art and Craft
  • Handwriting
  • General Knowledge
  • English Writing
  • English Story Telling
  • Tamil Writing
  • Number work
  • Fun in Kitchen
  • Cursive Writing
  • Indoor Games
  • Drawing / Colouring

Senior Kinder Garten (SKG)

  • English Reading and Conversation
  • Story Adventure
  • English Story Telling
  • Tamil Reading
  • Tamil Writing, Dictation
  • Cursive Writing
  • Number Work
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Moral Education
  • English Writing, Dictation & Copy Writing
  • English Communication Skills
  • Activity Class
  • Indoor Games
  • Fun in Kitchen
  • Drawing / Colouring
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Knowledge
  • Art and Craft

Primary (I - V)

School Uniform - Colour & Pattern

Boys

Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Shirt, Elephant grey Shorts, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Girls

Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Shirt, Elephant grey Divided Skirt with Yellow Strip at the bottom of the skirt, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House T.Shirt & White Shorts,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House T.Shirt with White Divided Skirt,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Subjects

  • English & English Copy Writing
  • Second Language (Tamil)
  • Third Language (Hindi)
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental / General Science
  • Social Science
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Education
  • Moral / Value Education
  • Art & Craft
  • General Knowledge
  • Spoken English

Secondary School (VI - X)

School Uniform - Colour & Pattern

Boys

Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Shirt, Elephant grey Pant with pleets, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Girls

Elephant grey Salwar, Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Kameez Elephant grey coat with pockets, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House T.Shirt & white pant with pleets,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House coat & white salwar & kameez,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Middle School: (VI, VII & VII)

Main Subjects

  • English
  • Second Language (Tamil)
  • Mathematics
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • Computer Science

Allied Subjects

  • Moral / Value Education
  • Physical Education
  • General Knowledge
  • Art & Craft
  • Life Skill
  • Spoken English

Secondary School: (IX & X)

Main Subjects

  • English
  • Second Language (Tamil)
  • Mathematics
  • Integated Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Social Studies (History & Civics, Geography, Economics)
  • Computer Science (IX)

Higher Secondary School: (XI - XII)

School Uniform - Colour & Pattern

Boys

Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Shirt, Elephant grey Pant with pleets, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Girls

Elephant grey Salwar, Yellow with Elephant grey Chequered Kameez Elephant grey coat with pockets, Black Shoes & Brown Socks, School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House T.Shirt & white pant with pleets,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Wednesdays

House coat & white salwar & kameez,
Black Shoes & White Socks,
School Tie, Belt and Badge

Courses Offered in XI

Group 1 (Code 103) : Tamil, English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology
Group 2 (Code 102) : Tamil, English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Computer Science
Group 3 (Code 208) : Tamil, English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
Group 4 (Code 302) : Tamil, English, Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Computer Science
Group 5 (Code 308) : Tamil, English, Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Business Maths


Co-Curriculum

  • The School provides Ample opportunities for Dance, Music, Drawing, Painting and other kinds of Crafts.
  • This is to ensure the development of overall personality by Encouraging Skills, Creative Thinking, Communication Skills, Gross and Fine Motor Skills etc.
  • As Children Work Together, it results in Caring, Sharing, Working in Teams, Coordination and Leadership.

Field Trips:

As a part of the experiential learning philosophy that St. Mary’s strongly believes in, students are taken on regular educational field trips, which are linked to the curriculum so that they may relate concepts taught in the classroom to real life scenarios and see theory being put into practice.

Extra-Curriculum

Learners today need to be engaged in activities beyond academics that will enhance their personality and skills to apply in practical life. The skills acquired here, at later years in the secondary manifest as Career and Life skill learning.

  • STUDENT PARLIAMENT :
    We have organized a new venture of starting a Student Parliament typically like the real one. We have polling and the students are the voters. The students select the President, Vice President, Prime minister, Speaker and 6 Ministers for the various fields. Each Ministry has their own ministers to take care of the duties.
  • CUBS AND BULBULS :
    It is organized for the primary classes. Students from classes III to V can join in this. A flock of cubs for boys and a flock of bulbuls are girls, with the guidance of a flock leader. Every Tuesday they meet regularly.

  • SCOUTS AND GUIDES :
    Healthy body, healthy mind, boldness, sound financial conditions, truthfulness, accepted behavior is essential for a happy life. The one and the only club to enable the children enjoy such a happy life is the Scouts. We are very happy to be the member of Bharath Scouts.
    The students are divided into patrol wise. In each patrol they have a leader and an assistant. Every Monday the scouts gather for the meeting with their scout’s uniform. Special camps are organized to invoke obedience and helping tendency among the students. The troops are always ready with the motto ”BE PREPARED”.
  • JUNIOR RED CROSS :
    JRC was on track in St. Mary’s from 2003. We are happily in service for a decade. JRC enables the children to lead a happy, healthy life and to behave well in the school and society. Every Wednesday the students and staff in charge gather to plan the activities of the week. The student from VI – X can be member.
    Their motto is "Health : Service : Friendship" .