Gandhi Jayanti at St. Xavier’s

3rd Oct, Mumbai : To commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The St. Xavier’s High School held an assembly on the intercom. The assembly was organized by teacher Swati Prabhu and the student council.

  The assembly comprised of an information speech by the school and house captains. The speech was followed by a song. Truly, the speech was very elaborate and beautifully described Mahatma Gandhi’s life.

Online Applications for Jr. KG

The online application portal for Jr. KG admissions will open on the 1st of January, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and will remain open until the 15th of January 2016 5:00 p.m.

You will need scanned copies (jpeg files only) of the following documents in order to complete the application form.

  1. 1 – Passport size photo of the child
  2. 1 – Small size — Family photo
  3. Municipal Birth Certificate of the child
  4. Proof of Residence
    1. Ration card of family/Telephone bill/Electricity Bill/Passport
    2. Aadhar card of father and mother
  5. Baptism certificate of the child – in case of Christians only
  6. Caste Certificate (in the Child’s name) – optional
  7. Medical Certificate – compulsory in case of disability

Child for whom admission is desired has to be born between 1st December 2011 to 30th November 2012.

Please note that the mobile number used to Register will be used for all communication, status updates etc. in regard to your application for admission. If you have registered on the Common Admission Platform for another school, then you do not need to re-register. Use the same login details and just select Tiny Tots Kindergarten from the list of schools to which you want to apply.

For detailed instructions on the application process and instructions, visit: How to fill the form (English)
For instructions in Hindi: How to fill the form (Hindi)
For instructions in Marathi: How to fill the form (Marathi)

For additional details please visit our dedicated site: Tiny Tots Kindergarten Academic Year 2016-17 Admissions

International Year of Light

The subtheme for the academic year is The International Year of Light. The International Year of Light is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

 SOME LIGHT ON LIGHT

On the most fundamental level through photosynthesis, light is necessary to the existence of life itself, and the many applications of light have revolutionized society through medicine, communications, entertainment and culture.

Scientists have been studying light for hundreds of years. It was only in the 17th century that Sir Isaac Newton showed that white light is made of different colors of light.

The colors of the rainbow are only a small part of the entire light wave range, called the electromagnetic spectrum. Photonics which is the science of light explores a wider variety of wavelengths, from gamma rays to radio, including X-rays, UV and infrared light. Photonics is everywhere; in consumer electronics (barcode scanners, DVD players, remote TV control), telecommunications (internet), health (eye surgery, medical instruments), manufacturing industry (laser cutting and machining), defense and security (infrared camera, remote sensing), entertainment (holography, laser shows), etc.

Hope that International Year of Light will increase global awareness of the central role of light in human activities through optics and photonics, and that the brightest young minds continue to be attracted to careers in this field.

~ Rupali Rele

Theme for Academic Year 2015-16

Introduction of  the main theme-4C’s (2015-2016)

The theme as outlined for the academic year 2015-2016 is based on the 4c’s.These 4c’S are conscience, compassion, competence and commitment.

The SIPEI (International Seminar on Ignatian  Pedagogy and Spirituality),which was held in Manresa, Spain  in November 2014 ,focused on the 4 C’s as the pillars and background for Jesuit education.

Jesuit education aims towards human excellence, men and women of Conscience, Compassion, Competence and Commitment .The order of how these 4 C’s are written or spoken is not as important as of developing them within us and  as well as  in the students entrusted to our tutelage as Jesuit educators.

THE PERSON OF CONSCIENCE

When we say a person of conscience, we mean a person who discerns the right and wrong of their actions, who is aware of the consequences of his/her actions. This type of conscience can be educated.  One of the methods is the Ignatian Examen or the Examen of the conscience. We have to continuously practice the meditative Ignatian Examen everyday and make it a part of our conscious living.

This will help us look at the reality of the world not only to discover the goodness and beauty of creation and individuals, but also see the pain, misery and injustice around us. It will help us to be grateful for the goodness we receive but also create a desire, to dedicate oneself to be an agent of change.

THE PERSON OF COMPASSION/ THE COMPASSIONATE PERSON

“Compassionate because they are capable to open their hearts in solidarity and taking on the suffering others experience” (Fr. ADOLFO NICOLAS,SJ Medellin,2013)

This means not sympathy but empathy –an empathetic person –who is one with his fellow beings. Somebody who is not just aware of the reality of say injustice and violence done to nature/humankind but is compassionately committed to collaborate in the transformation of these realities, these problems.

THE COMPETENT PERSON

A Competent person is one who has solid knowledge, adequate development of skills and abilities to reach an effective/satisfactory professional performance that can contribute to human fulfilment.

A competent person is not a bookworm, but somebody who is able to interact with reality.  He/She asks questions and is able to understand, resolve problems by suggesting practical solutions.

THE PERSON OF COMMITMENT

Only to be conscious/aware of a problem, compassionate and competent to resolve it, is not enough. One needs to be committed, dedicated and must develop a never give up attitude.

Thus as Jesuit educators ,as lay collaborators of Jesuit legacy, the upholders of Jesuit tradition and values, it is our moral duty to mould our students to face the world, keeping these 4C’s in mind, preparing them for the challenges of life so that, they do not crumble in the face of a difficulty.

~ Susan George

66th Republic Day Celebration

St. Xavier’s High School celebrated 66th Republic Day in the primary quadrangle with the chief guest being Mr. Dattaram Gawde, class IV employee, who hoisted the Indian flag followed by a prgoramme comprising of inter-religious prayer service, patriotic song, speech in Hindi, street play, chief guest speaks and vote of thanks. The programme started at 7:45 a.m.and ended at 8:45 a.m. The main theme of the programme was SAVE GIRL CHILD – BETI BACHAO……..BETI PADHAO.