April 2011 a working month for all CBSE affiliated schools
Students of some schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE) need to plan their summer vacation this year carefully. This
has become important in the backdrop of the schools opting for a new pattern
from the forthcoming academic year towards adapting to the Continuous and
Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system introduced by the Board.
Under the new pattern, the current academic year will be brought to a close
later this month-end. The results will be declared soon thereafter. After a
short break of a week to 10 days, classes for the new academic year will begin
and then the schools will break for the second part of the summer holidays in
the last week of April.
Chettinad Vidyashram is one of the schools introducing the changes. According
to its Principal S. Amudha Lakshmi, the change is being implemented from class I
onwards. “This academic year ends on March 22 and then we take a short break. We
come back in April to begin the next academic year and wind up the session on
April 29, to break for vacation again.”
Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Senior Secondary School has also sent out a circular
to the parents recently, stating that the last day of this academic year would
be March 14 for classes IX and XI, and March 15 for the rest of the classes. The
new academic session will begin on April 6 and go on till April 29. The school
reopens after summer vacation on June 8. The change in these schools is said to
be an attempt to make the implementation of the CCE system easier. “The CCE
warrants a semester pattern. So, the first semester will be from April to
September, and the second from October to March,” Ms. Amudha Lakshmi explains.