This is a spiritual organization functioning in all the
parishes of the Orthodox Church throughout the world. It takes care of the
spiritual nurturing of the children, by bringing them up in the knowledge and
fellowship of Jesus Christ and His Church. The classes are conducted in
Malayalam for the children in Kerala and for others in English. It has a
separate wing for the outer Kerala region.
The classes range from Pre-primary classes to the 12th class. As in secular
schools, class ten concludes the secondary level and a certificate is awarded
–Sunday School final Certificate (SSFC) to the successful candidates. Higher
Secondary course is for another two years.
OSSAE SYLLABUS At present we follow a curriculum, jointly prepared and published by the Oriental Orthodox Churches which is revised from time to time. A complete revision of the whole syllabus is in the anvil. syllabus of pre-primary, Class I, Class II, class III, class IV, Class XI and Class XII have been revised w.e.f 2012 itself. A curriculum committee under the leadership of H.G .Dr. Yakoob Mar Irenaios is actively involved in the revision. We expect a complete revision by 2014. The new syllabus is being prepared in a student centered pattern. After the complete revision, the syllabus of all Sunday schools under OSSAE shall have a uniform syllabus. After class X there will be an examination conducted by OSSAE, but it will not be a final exam. The final examination shall be the Veda Preveen Diploma Certificate Examination conducted after class XII. In order to appear for the Veda Preveen Diploma Examination the student shall satisfy the following conditions.
1. Pass in class X
2. Complete a project under the guidance of a teacher deputed by the Headmasterbr> 3. Attend an orientation course arranged by the diocese director
4. Teach at least five hours in a student centered method.
Private candidates above forty years old are exempted from a pass in class X
Private teacher candidates with a teaching experience of more than five years are exempted from the requirements 1 and 4 above. Model question papers of all classes where new syllabus is implemented have been published in this site.
The vacation Bible School
conducted during the mid summer holidays (OVBS) is a very vibrant wing of the
O.S.S.A.E. we publish separate text books, devotional materials, song books and
cassettes for the OVBS every year.