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Gems Schools


GEMS Residential school was started in the idyllic surroundings of an estate in Nedumangad in 2004-05 with a view to providing free education to poor girl children.  They were also provided with free food and accommodation.  However it could not function as a full- fledged school in view of the Government policy not to recognize any more private schools in Trivandrum District. Hence all the girls students were transferred in 2010 to the new hostel started at GEMS High School Complex at    Chadayamangalam in Kollam District.  Thereafter about 50 boys of VIII to X standards were accommodated there and sent to nearby Government Aided School for studying.  They were also transferred to GEMS Hostel at Chadayamangalam from June 2012.


On 21st August 2006, GEMS purchased an Aided High School named Sankara Vijayam H.S., Poonkodu which was more than seventy years old.  The school is situated at Chadayamangalam, Kollam District very near to the legendary Jadayu Rock which is a tourist destination.  Shri. C. George, Chairman GEMS was appointed as the Manager of the said school.  The school, when taken over by GEMS, was a cluster of small old buildings with tiled roof in a dilapidated condition.  They were smashed down and in their place a new three storied concrete building with 24 class rooms was constructed. Classes were started in the new school building from the beginning of the academic year 2009-10.  Facilities like computer room, library and laboratory were also provided in the new building.  Class rooms and teachers rooms are furnished with state-of-the art imported school furniture.

    The school has Standards V to X and it is a mixed school with a strength of about 600 students and 25 teachers and three non-teaching staff.  The school has been consistently achieving excellent result in the SSLC Examination.

Special encouragement is also given to sports and games activities.  The school has Football Court, Volleyball Court and Basket Ball Court.  The school basket ball team stands first in the district and a few members could get selection to the State team.  The Indian International Football player Mr. Ajayan has groomed up playing in the football court of the school. The school play ground can also boast of contributing several other foot ball players at national level.


The school is having a good computer lab.  In 2009 GEMS paid Rs.33,000/- to Government as management share of implementation of IT @ School project in the school.  During the year the school received the following equipments under the above project:
TV 32        -    1
Printer        -    1
Copier        -    1
Laptop        -    3
LCD Projector    -    1
Scanner        -    3
UPS        -    5
Mouse        -    4
Key board    -    3

    Sri. Mullakkara Ratnakaran, the then Honorable Minister for Agriculture was kind enough to provide three computers under the MLA Fund.