Madhava Vilasom Higher Secondary School, Thundathil

Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695581

National Cadets Corps (NCC)

The National Cadets Corps (NCC) has its genesis in the University Corps which was created under the Defence Act 1917 with the object to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920 when the Indian Territorial Act was passed. ‘The University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). In 1942 the UTC was renamed as the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). The need to create a youth organization at National level to train the boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life including Defence Forces.
The NCC came into existence on 16th July 1948 under the NCC Act. XXXVI of 1948 under the Ministry Of Defence (MOD)
NCC Moto
The Moto of the NCC is ‘Unity and Discipline’
Selection of NCC Flag
In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services of corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus.
  • To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular out look, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country.
  • To create a human resource of organized trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and always be available for the service of the nation.
  • To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
It was in the year 2005 that the National Cadets Corps (NCC) Junior Division (Army wing) was started in the school under 3 Kerala Battalion, Trivandrum group of the Kerala and Lakshadweep NCC Directorate. The strength of the cadets is 100. M. Prasanth Kumar was in charge of the wing. In his absence, Shri. Riyas S. who is charge of the Sports and Games, took over the leadership of the Junior Division.
The senior Division NCC (Army wing) of the Higher Secondary section started in 2011currently the strength of the cadets are SD/SW-26 (First year HSS) and SD/SW-26 (Second year HSS) respectively.
Lt. Dr. Santhosh Kumar. A. R. HSST of Hindi of MVHSS Thundathil guides the NCC Higher secondary wing (Senior Division NCC). The NCC wing of the school undertakes several social cultural and welfare activities. The progress of the NCC is well appreciated by the students and parents alike. Much social appreciation is being received. It is also praisable that scores of cadets have joined the Indian Military Service! The saga continues….

The Guides Unit

The Mission of  Guiding is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Guide Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in the society. The Guide movement  strives to develop its members emotionally, socially, mentally/intellectually, physically and spiritually so that they can make a positive contribution to their communities and the wider world.
A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide. She is courteous, a friend to animals and loves nature. A Guide is disciplined and helps to protect public property. She is courageous too.
The Girl guiding movement encourages awareness of healthy eating and the importance of exercise throughout the time that young people are part of their organization.  This is always done in an encouraging, non-judgmental way with recognition that not all members will want to partake in all activities
Guiding is an approved type of character training & preparation for good citizenship designed for the benefit of boys and girls, which insists a sense of responsibility and trustworthiness affording individual opportunities for developing initiative and leadership and promotes self-control.
Guiding is fun with a purpose, directing, helping boys and girls become happy, healthy ,useful citizens. scouting complements the school , education, family, filling needs not met by either. Guiding develops self-knowledge and the need to explore, to discover, world beyond the classroom, tapping the skills of others to learn and to become well- rounded people.
The Guide Promise – Girls become Guides by making their Promise. Each country has its own Promise, but historically all have the same three parts: duty to God or to your beliefs, duty to your country and keeping the Guide Law.
Guides do a kind thing for someone else, without payment and without being asked, every day.
The badge usually called the World Badge can be worn on uniform or ordinary clothes. The three leaves of the trefoil stand for the threefold Promise. The vein in the centre is a compass needle, pointing the way and the two stars stand for the Promise and the Law. The colours stand for the golden sun shining over all the children of the world, from a blue sky. This badge is a guiding symbol that can be recognized all over the world.
The Flag is in the same colours as the World Badge and can be carried or flown by any member of the movement. It is often used as the Unit Flag. The three yellow blocks represent the threefold Promise and the white corner represents the commitment to peace of all members.
The Sign  includes  three fingers which  stand for the three parts of the Promise. The Guide sign is used when making or renewing the Promise and can be used when meeting other Guides. It may also be used when receiving a badge or at the end of meetings.
The Motto – "Be Prepared" – This means that Guides are ready to cope with anything that might come their way.
The left handshake – This is the way members of the Movement greet each other. The left hand is the one nearest the heart, so symbolizing friendship. Additionally, warriors held their shield in the left hand, so putting down your shield means that you are vulnerable, making it a display of both bravery and trust.
On February 22 each year, Guides think of their Guide sisters all around the world. The date was chosen at a World Conference because it was the birthday of both the Founder and the World Chief Guide.
Two central themes have been present from the earliest days of the movement: domestic skills and  a kind of practical feminism which embodies physical fitness, survival skills, camping, citizenship training & career preparation.
These two themes have been emphasized differently at different times and by different groups, but have remained central to Girl Guiding. The Guide sign is used when making or renewing the Promise and can be used when meeting other Guides. It may also be used when receiving a badge or at the end of meetings.
In our school the Guides  unit was  started in the year 2018-19 by the conscious efforts of our previous principal Smt.Umadevi.S. Our oath is that
" I will do my best ; 
To do my duty to God & my country; 
To help other people & to obey the Guide Law."
Smt. Naseema. J of Arabic department is presently the Captain of the Guides unit at Madhava Vilasom Higher Secondary school.

Career Guidance & Counseling

Students need Career guidance and Counseling in order to achieve optimum gains in their varied life situations.
The programme will help students to see a variety of available academic options that would help them through their preferred learning styles and  to find how to develop plans to reach their educational and occupational goals.
Students need Career guidance and Counseling in order to achieve optimum gains in their varied life situations.
It is therefore clear that without career guidance, students miss out on “what to do” and “where to go” after completing their secondary education.
Good career guidance therefore plays a critical role in preparing students for the world of work by equipping them with the skills to remain relevant in the global economy and lead purposeful lives. Research has shown that career planning programmers can positively impact academic performance leading to optimal education and career decisions.
Smt. Anu K Sundar of the department of English is taking care of the Career Guidance & Counseling at MVHSS Thundathil.

Souhrida Club

The chief objective of the Souhrida clubs in Kerala Higher Secondary Curriculum is to enhance the physical, academic, social and interpersonal skills of the adolescent children, thus paving way for their successful movement towards adulthood. The club provides opportunity for the children to express their views openly, thereby seeking advice further for their a magnificent platform. The club was sanctioned in the institution in the month of october 2013. Smt. Geetha Kumari S. R, Teacher of English took over the change of the club as co-ordinator, the Principal being its head. The service of Smt. Geetha Kumari on behalf of the club is worthy to be noted. In the academic year 2018-2019, Smt. Srithi J.S, Teacher of Economics assumed the charge of the club. Programmes which aim at the overall mental development of children are being held year by year under the co-ordinators commendable guidance.
As there are 14 batches running in the school, two students from each batch (a boy and a girl) become part of the club, thereby raising the team to 28student members.  "Friendship to self, society and Environment" is the motto of the Souhrida Club.