Dear Parents, Students and well wishers,
With the advent of National Education Policy (NEP 2020) many innovative ideas are presented to us by the government in the school and college education. The structure of school education has been remodelled from 10+2 system to 5+3+3+4 system, i.e., Foundational (5 years = pre-school to grade 2), Preparatory (3years = grades 3-5), Middle (3 years = grades 6-8) and Secondary (4years = grades 9-12). The new system lays grater emphasis on experiential learning based on learning outcomes than mere rote learning of facts. What is envisaged through this attempt is to develop good human beings capable of rational thought and action, possessing compassion and empathy, courage and resilience, scientific temper and creative imagination, with sound ethical moorings and values. It aims at building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society.
We at Xavier’s have been continuing the mission of shaping young minds since 1941. The changing educational scenario in the post Covid-19 era and the implementation of NEP-2020 guidelines calls for constant updating and reinventing ourselves to be relevant in the present context. At the same time, we cannot compromise on the values and pillars of Jesuit Educational pedagogy and practice i.e., Competence, Conscience, Compassion and Commitment. Duties precede rights. Let us transcend our limitations and exhibit better work ethics. I invite all the stakeholders to be partners in the mission of education and to work towards shaping a better India with the values enshrined in our Constitution.
Fr. M. Arockiam, SJ