Principal's Message, 13 Feb, 2013
The academic year is coming to a close and we have much to thank the good Lord for and much to reflect upon.
As usual our students have displayed all round excellence – in academics, co-curricular activities, sports and social service. The ICSE and ISC results gave us much cheer about. A few lucky ones made it to the IITs, a few got into Universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the rest have made it to premier universities around the country. With every experience we gain some learning. The feedback we get from the students who seek admission in premier colleges is that apart from mere academics, a lot of stress is laid on co-curricular activities and leadership skills. Despite colleges coming out with 100% marks as cut-off, they still look for evidence of participation in co-curricular activities. Therefore those who have been involved in these activities stand at an advantage over the others. The students of Loyola are privileged in the sense that they are given infinite opportunities to organize and participate in activities throughout the year. It is disheartening to see many students who are academically bright, hesitate to participate in such activities giving the excuse that they will hamper in their studies. Time management is a must and students must be encouraged by the parents to come forward and make optimum use of the opportunities given to them.
Partnership with Oriel High School, Crawley, UK
Loyola School is celebrating internationalism and globalization. The school has formed a thriving partnership with Oriel High School in Crawley, United Kingdom, and the students are on a roll with loads of international and intercultural activities to keep them engaged.
Two teachers from Oriel High School came to Loyola School on an exchange visit. The partnership has been funded by the British Council as part of the Connecting Classrooms Reciprocal Visit Programme. The purpose of the visit is to share the best practices with each other.
Donate and Help Build the New Fasy Auditorium
We are sure you will be delighted to know that your alma mater has made rapid strides since you last walked its hallways. The school has not only grown in strength with a current population of 3200 but has also touched the pinnacle of success and glory. Our students have won and are still winning accolades in all fields of life be it academics or co-curricular activities or sports. I am proud to tell you that the school now boasts of “state of art” facilities, well equipped labs, classrooms with excellent infrastructure and technology aided education. The latest feather in our cap is the “Knowledge Centre” which is a four storied building boasting of a well furnished library, a Language Lab, Internet facilities and other aids.
Needless to say, your school, in parts, has aged with time. The Fasy Auditorium you were familiar with had to be demolished and we are now building a new centrally air conditioned auditorium. With the school regularly conducting various intra and inter school activities the need for a well furnished auditorium is being felt. The proposed building will be centrally air conditioned with a seating capacity of 1200. We will also be building a new computer lab for junior school and also have a couple of activity rooms. You would appreciate the fact that a large sum of money would be required for a dream project such as this.
What we have managed so far is grossly insufficient. Who else can we turn to? It’s a battle but this battle can be fought and won if you volunteer to support our goals & projects.
Dear Loyoleans, May I request you to be generous to your alma mater that has been instrumental in making you what you are today.
It is my earnest request to each one of you to get involved in this fund raising effort. Network and reconnect with former schoolmates and experience the pride & nostalgia you are bound to feel once you commit to this noble cause.
At this juncture, I am reminded of a quote by Gen. Patton – “Always do more than is required of you”. From my personal experience, expressing one’s gratitude makes life so much more rich and meaningful and receiving your gratitude lets us know we are appreciated. “Little drops of water make the mighty Ocean.” So your contribution is going to be counted.
Contributions are eligible for deduction U/S 80 G of Income Tax Act 1961. Cheque/DD to be in favour of “Loyola Jamshedpur”.
May God bless you and your near and dear ones abundantly.
(Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura, S.J)
Principal, Loyola School &
President, Loyola Alumni Association
New Auditorium: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Loyola School has never stayed back in promoting new avenues for the all round development of its students. An important feature of the school’s facilities is the Fasy Auditorium. The auditorium, named after one of the founders of the school, Fr. Carrol Fasy, has seen generations of Loyoleans take centre stage and prove their mettle. The auditorium, a legend in itself has been home to an array of events showcasing the best talents from not only Loyola, but also the country. To keep up with the increasing demands for conducting large scale events, the idea of a new and larger auditorium was conceived.
Tamanna: A Symphony for Vision
This year, the Entertainment Club of Loyola School organized their annual concert, Tamanna, in grand fashion. This, being the 5th edition of Tamanna, like every year focused on a social issue: eye donation. The Entertainment Club teamed up with the National Association for the Blind to come up with this splendid effort which showcased our school students along with the blind students in performances which were highly praised by all.