Principal's Desk

Sr. Gail

I would like to begin this short note with Pope Francis who considers school as being free of geographical boundaries and walls. He calls each school ‘A platform for drawing close to children and young people, indeed a school is not an end in itself it is a platform, a support area that serves as a base for other operation.’

A child’s education begins on the day he/she is born. Parents are the first teachers of their children, it is in the family that a child learns to obey, respect, co-operate help, be kind and compassionate. ‘The family helps the child to grow and groom her into a valuable asset to the society. A child learns the do’s and don’ts of the society with the help of the family. Further these values are enhanced or amplified by the school, where the child enters into a completely new world of academics, imagination, innovation and an all round development of body, mind and heart.

I am sure with the support of dedicated, skilful and self-sacrificing staff, we are able to lead and guide the children entrusted to our care.

Our late President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in his book ‘Ignited Minds’ writes, ‘Behind the parents stands the school and behind the teacher the home. Education and the teacher-student relationship have to be seen not in business terms but with the nation’s growth in mind. A proper education would help nurture a sense of dignity and self-respect among our youth. These are qualities, no law can enforce, they have to be nurtured ourselves.’ Let us strive to educate our children in body, mind and heart. Paying more attention to the heart, for education of heart is more important than education in mind.

May we all have a blissful and grace-filled year.

Sr. Meena