Thought of the day:
"Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of true education".(Martin Luther King Jr.)
Education is not just the process of imparting knowledge alone but a lifelong learning process which enhances our understanding of moral and ethical values to guide one's life and make their future more bright and successful. We at St. Joseph play a pivotal role of providing education to the children by nurturing their in our pupils the valued spiritual growth in all the aspects of their life. We encourage all the students to contribute the give their very best in their attempt to realize their dreams. Students at St. Joseph are motivated to develop leadership skills and a thorough understanding of interdependence while holding independent views of their own. We strive for excellence in everything we do.
As Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these".(St.Mt.19:14).We the management and the staff take every effort to build up groom the younger ones in God’s experience and formate themselves in harmonious life. The greatest service a man can render to God the Almighty is to educate His most precious material in the the world – the inquisitive minds of the growing children. And school is the only place that can make them better persons. Of course, parents, students and teachers are active partners in the process of education. It's my prayer and wish that every child that comes to St.Joseph may grow into a wonderful citizen having well balanced faculties of different aspects of life. May St.Joseph our heavenly patron intercede for us always.
I welcome everyone to the St. Joseph's website. And wish everyone God's profuse blessings.
AsathomaSadgamaya, Thamasoma Jyotigamaya, Mrithyorma Amruthamgamaya.
Education is the process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. In this process academic excellence is important. Academic excellence does not mean just getting good marks. It means being fluent in languages, being well -versed in various subjects, being good communicators and developing creative thinking.
Equally important is character building, by developing a system of rights and wrongs, which begins at home, continuous in the school and gets perfected in the society. It also includes imbibing the eternal values of human life and knowing and respecting our traditions, culture and sensibilities. Good education means teaching young people to understand their lives better.
One can find all kinds knowledge from the internet and from smart electronic gadgets. But children need much more than these information. They need a teacher in the flesh and blood – as a live role model, as a practical guide, as a friend, as a person who understands, encourages, cares and corrects. They need a teacher who teaches life’s lessons, beyond the lessons in the text books and home works.
Parents are responsible to God for the education of their children. Besides teaching the children at home with their good examples and advices, parents have to find a good school for their children and cooperate with that school for the all-round development of the children.
“Lighthouses,” writes Anne Lamott,” don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save , they just stand there shining. ”A school is a lighthouse diffusing knowledge.
In St. Joseph’s Convent School, Phagwara, as in our other Catholic schools, we lay emphasis on developing better personalities and bright future of the children who are entrusted to us.
May God bless all who read this.
Rev. Fr. George Cheruvil
St. Joseph's Convent School, Phagwara is an English Medium School founded under the aegis of the Diocese of Jalandhar and was established in the year 1978 and started functioning with 238 students in L.K.G., U.K.G. and 1st std on 13th of March of the same year.
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