National Service Scheme is a voluntary organization established in order to introduce social service to students both as a measure of educational reform and as a means to improve the quality of educated man power. On September 24th 1969, the then Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V.Rao launched the NSS programme in 37 Universities covering all the States. The scheme now extends to selected Higher Secondary Schools .NSS in St Michael’s School was started in the year 2007.
The motto of NSS is NOT ME BUT YOU. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also inspires students to show consideration for fellow human beings. The main aim of NSS is the development of the personality of students through community service.
The NSS volunteers of St Michael’s are involved in programmes to make the campus green and clean. They are also involved in programmes like social service in backward areas, helping the destitute and the poor, cleaning public places etc. Seminars and personality development programmes are also conducted for students.The total strength of volunteers in the unit is hundred. The present programme officer is Mr Jery Thomas.
St Michael’s School has a coverage of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). It is a naval NCC Sub Unit under the command of the 9 Kerala Naval unit NCC, Kozhikode -5. There are 100 cadets and an associate NCC officer (ANO) in this troop. Every year 50 cadets leave the troop after the completion of their tenure of two years training. Also 50 new cadets are enrolled every year in their place. Our ANO at present is C/O Muraleedharan, M.P. All of our cadets get thorough training and motivation to shape their future in a disciplined manner through the NCC.
St Michael’s school has got a troop of 147 KNR(S) Scout . This troop consisting of three patrols has got altogether 25 students. Ten students are going to write the test for Rajya Puraskar badge. The students are benefited in many ways by being a scout. It helps them to acquire leadership qualities and imbibe right values. They also get grace marks in the examinations. The scouts help out in the school activities in many ways. Mr Biju Mathew is the present teacher-in-charge.
JRC (Junior Red Cross)
Children and adolescents also represent a substantial part of the membership of Red Cross for its humanitarian commitment. Young volunteers can make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people within their local communities through Red Cross programme. St Michael’s also has got a unit of JRC. They are actively involved in different activities of the school along with the programmes of the organization.Mr.Raison Mathew is the present teacher-in-charge.