Rev. Fr. Francis Swamy Birthday Celebration

Inter Religious Prayer Service Report

In keeping with the aims and objectives of Jesuit education an interreligious prayer service was held on Monday the 6th of July. In keeping with the religious backgrounds of the students in our school ,speakers from various religions were invited. The distinguished panel of speakers consisted of Guruji Shriram Trimbak Deodhar a renowned Hindu priest, Dr. Shahrukh Pavri, a Parsi priest (also an ex-student of the school), Maulana Shahid Moyeen Qasmi a well known Islamic preacher associated with the Markazul Ma ‘arif Education and Research Centre, Fr Errol D’Lima s.j. a well known Jesuit, and Ms. Vidhi Nerav Shah a holistic healing follower. While Guruji stressed on developing a secular outlook and humanity being the only religion, Ms Vidhi made the students realize that just as the air that we breath is the same, God too is one and each religion has given Him a different name. Dr. Shahrukh stressed on the importance of good thoughts, good words and good deeds. Throuigh the story of the good Samaritan Fr. Errol gave the message of being human ,reaching out to others and to love God and your neighbor as yourself.Maulana Moyeen spoke on the importance of loving God ,being non violent, accepting our mistakes and asking for forgiveness. Through this interreligious dialogue the values of religious tolerance and communal harmony were highlighted.It was indeed an enriching and fruitful experience for our students.

~ Gaspar Britto.

St. Xavier’s in 360

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33rd Ward AB Science Exhibition

Our school will be hosting the 33rd Ward AB Science Exhibition from the 4th – 6th December, 2014.

The schedule of the programme is as follows:

December 4th
1. Inauguration ceremony: 10am – 12:30pm
2. Talk by Dr. Shriganesh Prabhu, TIFR, Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics & Material Sciences
3. School Visits: 12:30pm – 4pm

December 5th
1. Talk by Mr. Anand Ghaisas, Scientific Officer, TIFR from 9:00 – 10:30am for all school participants
2. Judging of Projects
3. Maths Workshop by Mr. Anand Ghaisas

December 6th
1. School Visits
2. Valedictory Function starting at 2pm.

We look forward to participation by the students. See you there.

Global Teachers Accreditation (GTA): British Council

The British Council recently awarded our Principal Ms. Jennifer Dias, Global Teacher Accreditation. The British Council and Cambridge Education Foundation, work together to deliver the GTA programme, funded by the UKAid, to promote a global dimension in the school curriculum through the development of innovative, equitable and sustainable school partnerships. The accreditation aims to:

  • provide funded access to continuing professional development (CPD), that will enable the teachers to internalise their learning from their partnership work.
  • improve teaching-learning experience as a result of introduction of global dimension within the curriculum.

More details on the program are available at this link: https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/regions/india/global-teacher-accreditation

Ms. Jennifer hopes this accreditation will help in the implementation of the the Personality Development syllabus at our school. The support towards this action research project on grade 10 C students of St. Xavier’s High school  and for ‘The Greater Glory of God’ is truly appreciated.

ADIEU to Mrs. Kuldip Kaur & Mr. Aclament Gahala

On the 30th of September, St. Xavier’s, Fort had organized a farewell for two of our dear teachers- Mrs. Kuldip Kaur Kundra who spent 20 years of service as a Craft teacher and our Lab Assistant Mr. Aclament Gahala who spent 32 years of service to this institution.

All school dignitaries were present in the school hall for the programme. Mr. Gaspar Britto, who is our school master, hosted the programme. Our school manager Rev. Fr. Francis Swamy presented the plaque to both the staff members. Our school principal Mrs. Jennifer Dias presented the bouquet to both the staff members. The manager and the principal spoke a few words about both the staff members. Mrs. Swati Prabhu paid a tribute to Mrs. Kuldip Kaur and Mrs. Anneth Fernandes paid a tribute to Mr. Aclament Gahala.

‘Saturday Music’ a band formed by our very own Std. 10 students performed at the farewell as a mark of love and respect to both the staff members. Both the retiring staff members addressed the gathering. As a mark of love and respect Mrs. Kuldip Kaur presented the hand made bags to all the School dignitaries. Snacks were provided by Mrs. Kuldip Kaur. The programme ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.

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