Dear Students, Staff and Parents,
Welcome to the start of another academic year 2020-21. In spite of the onslaught of the Covid19 pandemic, we managed to successfully complete 2019-20. Kudos to our Principal and her team of committed staff that went into overdrive to see that portions were completed and the students were kept engaged through online teaching during this unprecedented lockdown period.
We also congratulate our first batch of 10 th graders who came out with flying colours in the IGCSE examinations held in March 2020. The hard work put in by their teachers to get them ready for the examination has borne fruit. We wish them the best as they continue to journey further in their education.
I would like to welcome our new section of the IBDP. We have appointed a new set of teaching staff and most of the students are our very own. I wish Ms. Aarti Malik, the IBDP coordinator, along with her staff and students a great beginning. She has indeed labored long and hard to see the light of this day.
The ‘Strenna’ for this year is “Good Human Beings and Upright Citizens” This was Don Bosco’s primary vision and mission for each and every child who entered his institution. In our present scenario, these are two much needed values. Let us strive through this year not only to become what Don Bosco, our founder, wanted us to be but also to promote his vision and mission in our students for a far better world of tomorrow.
This is going to be a year full of uncertainties. We are not sure what the future holds. We do know that our teaching/learning will continue more likely in a virtual world. There will be a whole set of new skills that each of us has to learn. Sticking to the old will just not work.
Changing and moving with the times is the need of the hour. We will need to be compassionate and support each other. Even as we accept our present state, we also live in the hope that we will be back in school soon.
The handbook too, this year is not something that is written in stone. It will go through changes as the months unfold. I request everyone to be patient and cooperative as we work together to overcome this pandemic that has befallen us. Under no circumstances should our learning suffer. We need to ensure that we will always be a vibrant community of learners, innovators and transformers who build a just and caring global society.
My good wishes to all as we begin the new academic year.
Fr. Crispino D’souza, sdb