Longing to quench the scientific aspirations and thirst for knowledge, the school has through the years equipped herself with modern science labs for students. The school maintains separate labs for Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry and Computer Science.
Our Physics lab is a spacious one with a capacity to seat sixty students at a time with darkroom facility. The electrical connection is provided with sufficient battery backup. In addition to offering efficient facilities to conduct experiments coming under the theory topics of XI and XII students, the lab also holds demonstrations items like Spectrometer Tangent Galvanometer etc.
The Zoology lab has a seating capacity and dissection equipments for fifty students. The lab has all modern facilities, proper lighting, and sufficient number of microscopes. The lab also has exhibits of rare specimens of snakes – poisonous and non-poisonous, collections of stuffed and preserved specimens, permanent slides of anatomy, models of different organs and a pure genuine skeleton.
the Botany lab is a well-equipped and spacious room which can accommodate up to fifty students. It offers sufficient microscopes, charts, permanent slides and preserved specimens.
The computer zone we have in St. Ephrem’s may be the best in State aided Schools in Kerala. It provides ample space and machines to students and staff to work independently. The machines are installed both with LINUX and Windows operating systems. The lab has licensed softwares too.
Former Students and Teachers of Ephrem’s (FOSTER) formally started in the year 2005, offer the alumni of the school a platform to come together and reminisce about the precious moments of their yesteryears at the alma mater. Formal gathering of the members is organized on the 26th of December every year. Former students of the school, from different walks of life and age groups, come over to the school on this day every year and this fraternity is growing bigger and bigger. A photo directory published in 2006, gives access to the address and phone numbers of the former students and staff.
The school library which is more than a century old can boast of a wealthy collection of books belonging to all the disciplines apart from art and literature. It houses a rich collection of more than 30,000 volumes of books and 15 standard periodicals. The Reference Section has a variety of standard encyclopedias, dictionaries and standard reference books on almost all topics at the school level for both teachers and students. The service of a full time librarian is a great advantage o the students. A neatly furnished reading room complements the functioning of the library. Regular addition to the existing treasure house of books is ensured, so that the students can have up to date information on various topics.
Art & Crafts
The thrust of education being the overall development of the personality, St. Ephrem’s gives priority to developing the artistic skills of the students. Art and craft is promoted under the leadership and guidance of the drawing master, Mr. Joshy T. C. To chisel, churn and channelize the hidden talents of the children, the drawing master takes special care to impart training in drawing, painting and clay modeling. Exhibitions are held giving opportunities to students to exhibit their talents and creativity and also to learn observe and interact with other budding talents.
Summer camps are held regularly, focusing on developing the physical and artistic talents. Classes by eminent personalities, to motivate the students, are held. There are a group of students who are professionally trained to play the drum (chenda).
India’s first village museum, the first of its kind in India, was established here, under the aegis of National Museum Institute, New Delhi. It was the initiative, guidance and sponsorship of Dr. C. V. Ananada Bose IAS, former student of Ephrem’s and presently Director of National Museum Institute & University, Delhi. He played a crucial role in making this unique venture a great success. An exhibit of the copies of the replicas in the museum is on display at the school.
St. Aloysius Boarding House started in the year 1887, to accommodate the students of Ephrem’s and St. Joseph’s U. P. School. Spacious halls for study and bedding, neat and hygienic dining hall, toilets etc are the special features of the boarding house. A cafeteria also functions adjacent to the boarding house.
St. Ephrem’s Sports Academy functions under the guidance and aegis of the Government of Kerala, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA). Students are given training in Basketball and Cricket. A well lit indoor stadium facilitates the students to get trained in basketball during the whole year. The Cricket stadium constructed and maintained by the KCA also provides ample opportunities for students to be trained in Cricket by the coaches of KCA.