India Schools : St. Johnís International Residential School, Palanjur
St. Johnís School came into existence forty years ago.
The school is located on the outskirts of Chennai. It is spread over an area of 21 acres. The total built up area is 1,06,000 sq. ft. The school building, hostel block and playgrounds are set apart on three different ground levels. The school block gives an institutional outlook with spacious corridors, students corners, display and bulletin areas. There are regular spacious class rooms, laboratories, library, computer centre, audio visual room, art education room, sports room and gymnasium. A well designed, well ventilated multipurpose hall is the centre of all cultural activities and social gatherings. It is also used as the indoor games hall. Spacious dormitories and rooms, luggage rooms, recreation and reading rooms, department store and a 20 bed hospital are all within the school campus.
The school follows the internationally recognized CBSE curriculum and provides curriculum of learning as recommended by NCERT in accordance with the norms of CBSE from IV Class to XII Class. Medium of instruction is English. IV Class to VII Class follow three language formula; IX and X follow two language formula and in XI & XII language study is optional.
Admission to a new academic session is kept open from the month of January for the session beginning June every year. Admission is open to all categories of students and there are no restrictions based on religion, colour, caste and creed. Registered candidates will be called for a written entrance examination in English, Mathematics and Science. Overseas candidates can apply for Postal Entrance Examination.
The academic programme of the students is evaluated by the following examinations:
The Academic year is from June to May which comprises two semesters of equal number of working days.
- One Unit Test per Semester
- One Mid-Semester Examination per Semester.
- Semester Examination at the end of each semester.
All the major indoor and outdoor games are taught to the students. Physical education is a compulsory activity of the school. The school provides the following facilities in the true spirit of sports and games.
- 400 m. athletic track
- Soccer ground for elevens
- Hockey ground for sevens
- Two basketball courts
- Three lawn tennis courts
- Cricket field with nets for practice
- Indoor hall for shuttle, table tennis, chess & carom
- Ball badminton
Extra Curricular Activities
The school provides ample opportunities for the students to engage themselves in a wide variety of extra curricular activities like the School Band, Nature Club and club activities like English Literary Club, Photography Club, Science Club, Computer Science Club and Fine Arts Club. Students are trained in gardening, cookery, house keeping, making useful domestic items, electrical gadgets and their repair, screen printing and clay modelling.