Peery Matriculation Higher Secondary School is a unit of Rising Star Outreach of India. We are located at RISING STAR GARDEN, KADALMANGALAM ROAD, THOTANAVAL VILLAGE, Salavakkam Via, Kunnavakkam Post, UTHIRAMERUR TALUK, KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU – 603107 amidst a 16 acre, cool, sylvan, and idyllic natural environment.
Peery Matriculation School was established with the objective to provide a comprehensive education to the underprivileged children from leprosy-affected families and also to provide support, encouragement and opportunities to the children of leprosy victims to become productive citizens of India.
We started construction activities in 2006 and the school was completed and officially dedicated on 2010. We initially started with 20 children and the success was overwhelming. The school is recognized by the government and we received Higher Secondary status in 2015. Now more than 300 children are being educated in our school from UKG to 12th Standard.
Since our inception in 2010, we have grown by leaps and bounds. We have been providing free education for the children of leprosy affected people. We have separate hostel facilities for the boys and girls. We have the entire necessary infrastructure for the children. We have beautiful library, art-and-craft workroom, well-equipped computer and science labs, music room and a vocational training center.
Peery Matriculation Higher Secondary School is a residential school and comfortable hostels have been provided for boys and girls. All basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and counseling are provided to help the children focus in completing basic education successfully. It is observed that though most of students come from backgrounds of illiteracy, once they are given a chance to get educated, they open up to wanting to be achiever.
Peery Matriculation Higher Secondary School for Rising Stars offers both academic and creative clubs. Music classes have been organized for students interested in keyboard, violin and drums. Science, Math, Sport, Cultural, English and Tamil Literary clubs are being organized and conducted for the welfare of the students.
Volunteers to Rising Star campus from the United States of America continue to support students and help them to enhance their fluency and literacy in English. A campus-wide initiative was undertaken to encourage speaking English.
Promethean Spark an International Partner NGO specializing in teaching life skills through dance train our children. The director of Promethean Spark Mr. Shaun Parry a renowned actor-singer-dancer-performer at the Broadway Theaters in New York, USA, works with our children personally as well as through his students improving their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual abilities through the medium of dance.
Curriculum and Educational Resources:
The XSEED program has been implemented and it continues to guide the curriculum for UKG to VIII standard. It promotes the conceptual as well as critical thinking mental skills of the students and teachers.
Sports and Games:
Our students are being encouraged to participate in the Zonal, District, Divisional, and State level sports and games activities. Sports education has inculcated the valuable qualities of strength, leadership, confidence, stamina, and teamwork among our children.
In 2013, our student athletes have secured 7 first places, 1 second place and 1 third place at the zonal level sports meet, which was held at Meenakshi Amman School and they were selected for the District Level Athletic Meet. During the 2015-16 academic year our children have won many prizes at the Zonal, District and Divisional level sports competitions. P. Vijay from 8th grade qualified for the State level long jump event and obtained 4th place.
Life Learning Program:
We have implemented a Life Learning Program for the children. Children are selected purely based on their interest for this program. We have started this program to brighten their prospects in learning a vocation and preparing them for success in school and beyond. The children learn Art and Craft work, Painting, Tailoring, and Embroidery. Sessions are conducted from Monday to Friday from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.
School Picnic & Educational Trips:
Fun-cum-education related trips are organized for children throughout this program. Besides learning, excursions give students cherished memories and an opportunity to work in group dynamics.
Keeping this in mind, Peery Matriculation Higher Secondary School organizes a number of educational trips, excursions, and picnics for the students of all classes under the supervision of trained outdoor instructors and school teachers.
The Peery Matriculation has been achieving 100 % result in the SSLC public exams every year since the opening of the school in 2010.
Many of our students have successfully completed their basic school education and they are pursuing a college education in the fields of medicine and engineering. We believe that their education will result in better employment and better living. We also hope that they will be role models and will inspire other children in their journey for excellence.