Principal's Message, October 2018
IMPARTING EDUCATION THE IGNATIAN WAY
Jesuit Education has always been a trend setter all over the world. It is recognized, appreciated and emulated for the unique way in which it helps transform a student and prepares him or her for work that promotes the common good, while allowing that student to discern his or her vocation in life. This personal transformation in turn leads to societal transformation thereby achieving the larger aim of creating a better world for all. Teachers in Jesuits schools are not mere instructors. They are facilitators and friends, counselors and confidants, mentors and motivators.
The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, the philosophy of teaching in Jesuit Institutions, aims at personality development, wholesome growth, and nurturing the children to bloom into men and women for others, people of competence, conscience and compassion who will carve a niche for themselves in the world. Based on the five Principals of Context, Experience, Action, Evaluation and Reflection it nurtures teacher student relationship and encourages innovation in a climate of academic freedom. In Jesuit schools, teachers teach students, not subjects. Children are encouraged to think critically, reason analytically, solve problems and communicate clearly – these soft skills or core skills being the focus of our teaching.
So…. Welcome to Loyola and see the magic for yourself !
Fr Pius Fernandes S.J.
Principal's Message, October 2015
Greetings on the occasion of the spiritual and joyful festive season to one and all!
You have been kept abreast of the happenings in our school through my occasional ‘letter to the parents’ as well as through the local newspapers. The joy, enthusiasm and appreciation that you have shared with us on the occasion of the inauguration of our Fasy auditorium were a great source of encouragement to each one of us. The little ones in our Junior Section have a beautiful children’s park to play and enjoy themselves. Our students have been bringing laurels and accolades to our school by their stellar performances in various competitions in local, regional and national levels. Probably this is the first time that our school reached the national finals of the Frank Anthony Debate competition in both Junior and Senior Categories and won third and second prizes respectively. This year too Loyola has been ranked number one in the whole of Jharkhand, but we have miles to go before we wrest the same in the national level.
“The old order changeth yielding place to new and God fulfills himself in many ways
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.”
As we usher in the summer break, we also usher in change in the Loyola Management. We Jesuits believe in regularly rediscovering and reinventing ourselves while simultaneously ensuring that Jesuit tradition and ethos continue to be preserved. The changes will ensure there is a fresh approach to running the institution while at the same time ensuring that the values and principles basic to Jesuit education are intact.
Principal's Message, February 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.
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