Dear Parents and Students,
As this new academic year of 2016-17 unfurls, it spews out an array of new experiences and expectations for a truly enriching scholastic year. Sustaining and bolstering these are the several infrastructural & policy enhancements that have been taken up by the school over the May vacations,
- A totally enlivened play area for the KG section.
- Relocation of the school canteen to a more befitting space for the students along with revision of the canteen policy.
- The football ground spruced up to a vibrant green in collaboration with Barcelona football club.
- Introduction of the Nalanda Project– an exciting venture of mastery in maths using technology. Each child from grade III to VIII honing his skills with the aid of Tablets.
- The school app up gradation: We strongly believe in the importance of teachers, parents, and administrators collaborating and communicating frequently. With this endeavor we’ve continually worked on improving the quality of tools of communication, including giving our parents access to a website and now the school app where you can retrieve pertinent information about your child’s academic achievement, attendance and happenings of the class. You are encouraged to regularly check our school app and website and read about the academic announcements and co-curricular activities.
- A Multipurpose outdoor area that is under construction to create a more convenient, all weather space for our students.
As the excitement around all these changes is almost palpable, change is something we all look forward to and it is one of those run of the mill yet deeply profound expectations of a new year, be it the calendar or scholastic year.
Then again what is so alluring about change?
It is the anticipation of being able to start over, a new beginning, and an opportunity to make better choices. Something that we all hope to receive and so what better theme to take on for this scholastic year than the theme of “Mercy”.
The theme Mercy will be integrated into various aspects of the school curriculum in the form of its intertwined parts of –
- Kindness in abundance,
- Slow to anger
- A second chance.
Now it is a questioning mind that is an open mind and man’s cherished resource to bring about change. So if we are to truly bring about change, practice mercy and imbibe the same in the young, let us as parents, students, educators, contributing members of society reflect and ask ourselves:
- What does “Mercy” mean to me?
- When have I been the receiver of mercy?
- At home, school or society whom can I extend this mercy to?
- How do I live out a life of being merciful?
- Can this world use a little of my mercy?
- What would be the impact of the mercy I show?
And finally I leave you with these words of Pope Francis to ponder upon -“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just”
Fr Crispino D’souza
Rector & Principal