About Bethany St.John's English Higher Secondary School
The year 1965 saw the birth of Bethany St. Johns English Medium upper primary school with 33 children. Later in the year 1971, the school was upgraded to high school. On July 23, 2002 Bethany St. Johns English Medium School got the permission to start higher secondary section with 60 students.
The fame and prosperity of Kunnamkulam can be measured with the yard stick of Bethany St. Johns English Higher Secondary School. The school shines brightly in the annals of this ancient town known for its traditional glory and cultural heritage. Later the Higher Secondary section has started another batch with physics, chemistry, Mathematics and Computer science as elective subjects.
Location and Campus
Bethany school is located in a very healthy campus about 10 acres of land with natural beauty and bio-diversity. Even though the school is situated in Kunnamkulam, one of the busiest places in Kerala, the campus is quite peaceful and serene. School is situated just a half kilometer from the Kunnamkulam town. The entire campus looks like an 'ashram' though it is only a part at the corner. The buildings are ideally scattered in the vast campus. The main building, auditorium, chapel, hostel, ashram, playground, parking area, vehicle yard, garden, farm etc. are all situated inside the campus wall makes the campus a unique one.
Bethany own an obligation to build up a community that is the Bethany family committed to scholastic pursuit and academic excellence. The school tries to nurture on students selfless devotion, self-discipline, and virtues qualities. The ultimate mission of Bethany is to mould the student career in such a way that they can become instruments of social change in the most positive manner. The school wants the Bethanian to be a distinct person. The distinction must not be confined within the usual formalities of uniform, merit or general manners but the distinction must be unique in conduct, in behavior, in manners, in vision, in aspiration, in friendship and in fellowship. This is the target of Bethany which is beyond all timetable and book load.
Achievements of Bethany St.John's school
Bethany had received a lot of achievements in academic and extra-curricular activities. It has won so many first places in the state youth festivals. For so many years Bethany has been the champions of ‘Kolkali’, ‘Mohiniyattom’, ‘English elocution’ etc. in youth festivals. Still Bethany keeps its standard in youth festivals in different levels.
In academic matters, the result percentage of Bethany has always been very high. The S.S.L.C first rank in 2003 by Merin Eaphen is the highest meritorious score, the school ever achieved.
Library and Infrastructure of Bethany St.John's school
Bethany is equipped with a good library with more than 10,000 books on all subjects. It is well stocked with books, magazines, periodicals etc. Bethany has well-furnished labs for physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, computer lab and there are also different active clubs such as nature, physical science, computer, commerce, and language clubs.
The 'ashram' situated inside the campus provides a peaceful atmosphere for the students.
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