Bishop Moore Vidyapith Mavelikkara
|Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Mavelikara|
The Truth shall make you Free
|Mavelikara, Kerala, India|
Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Mavelikkara, Kerala, India, is a Church of South India school. It is affiliated with the ICSE board of education. It was established in 1975 in name of Bishop Rt. Rev Edward Alfred Livingstone Moore son of Edward Moore of St Edmunds Hall, Oxford, the Dante Scholar. It started in the women's hostel campus of Bishop Moore college and later shifted to the present campus
The principal is George Oommen and the vice- principal is Elizabeth John; past principals were, K.V Abraham, George M Cherian, Aleyamma Mathew and A.C. George.
The teachers who have acquired the national awards for teaching are A.C George(the former principal) in 2005, and Esmie Fernandez, High School First Assistant, in 2009.
The school prepares students for ICSE, ISC (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education);SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) and HSC (Higher Secondary Course). It has also pre-primary and primary classes.
The school has a chapel, basketball court, volleyball court, badminton court, the Sunil Gavasker Stadium, computer lab and three science labs.
The pre-primary block was inaugurated on 29 February 2009, completed while Mr. A. C. George was the Principal of the school. The section is seen to the right of the main entrance gate, consisting the lower kindergarten and the upper kindergarten. The students were transferred from the primary block to the pre-primary block in 2008.
The primary block can be seen on the right of the main entrance, consisting of classes from the 1st grade to the fourth grade. The headmistress of the section is Mrs. Mohanna Ravi.
The main ICSE block is located south to the main entrance. It consists of the classes from the 5th grade to ISC 12th grade. All the laboratories of the school (except the computer lab at the primary section) are located here.
Although the school is primarily considered as an ICSE school, the SSLC and HSC blocks are also within the school limits. The block is located downhill from the main ICSE block. The SSLC and HSC blocks consist of students from the 8th to the 12th grade. The "puncha" (ground) is found near to the block. The section is also used as the boys hostel.
Physical activity grounds
Recreational spots include the "puncha", a badminton court, a volleyball court, a basketball court and a large college ground(possession of Bishop Moore College). The badminton court, the volleyball court and the basketball court were inaugurated on the same day in 2008 during the annual School Day. As the school academics end by 3 o'clock, the students can play until 4 o' clock as a part of the Sports and Activities period.
The "puncha", as it is traditionally called, is a small grassy ground near to the SSLC section. The annual athletic meet used to be held there but now it is used solely by the SSLC section during their sports periods or leisure times.
The badminton court is the main ground of the Pre-Primary section. The students are given rackets to play after their academic classes are over, the corks are bought by the students with their own money. Badminton tournaments are conducted within the school.
The volleyball court faces the cycle stand.
The basketball is a large ground, adjacent to the Pre-Primary section. Basketball tournaments are held.
The college ground is under the control of the Bishop Moore College. However, it is also used by the school for the annual sports meet. During the physical education period, the students are given access to play their games.
The students are divided into four houses - Ruby (red), Emerald (green), Sapphire (blue) and Topaz (yellow). Competition between the houses takes place in the form of inter-house activities like sports, athletics, and the Youth Festival. Meritorious houses are awarded house points, based upon their social activities throughout the academic year in such social activities like the annual athletic meet and the annual cultural meet (Youth Festival). At end of each year a house cup is awarded to the best House on basis of points earned.
Activities and awards
The students call themselves Bishop Moorians, as does the annual school magazine- The Vidyapith.
The school was won first position in the all-Kerala ICSE inter-school quiz competition in 1997 and were placed second in 2005 and 2007. Two students got the first position in the Kollam finals of T.I.M.E Aquaregia Quiz 2010 and the team consisted of Ajai B Samuel and Saurav Krishnan of the then 9th class  and got the fourth place in the regional finals. In 2011, the team composed of Sonu G Varghese and K.R.Adithya was placed second in the Kollam finals of Aqua Regia quiz by missing the grand spot by just 2 points. The school won six prizes at the 2011 inter-school cultural competition.