Our Mission is: “The rigorous pursuit of excellence balanced by compassionate concern for individuals”.
We aim to achieve this by: Encouraging the growth of intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent learning whilst also preparing each pupil for the best possible examination results, through a broadly based, coherent and balanced curriculum. Providing well qualified, inspirational and dedicated staff, committed to continual professional development, who have high expectations of all pupils, who enjoy teaching and learning, and who enable pupils to fulfil their academic potential within an intellectually vibrant community.Providing outstanding pastoral care and ensuring that relationships within the school are based on mutual respect within a highly supportive environment.
Our vision is to promote educational excellence, leadership and service based on universal love and brotherhood in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community; to strive to foster positive values based on the pursuit of truth into the lives of our students to effect holistic transformation within them.
Our mission is to form intellectually competent, professionally skilled, spiritually evolved, morally upright, socially responsive and culturally tolerant citizens, through holistic Claretine education, for the creation of a civilization of love
1.Faith in God
Claretines shall come to recognize that there is an Absolute Being to whom they belong to and in whose love they live,move and have their being. A loving, genuine, creative, faith shall come to permeate their life choices
Having come to believe that they belong to God,Claretines shall come to appreciate the need for justice in their relationships and in society. They shall work towards the realization and furtherance of justice in personal lives and society.
3.Truthfulness and Personal Integrity
Claretines shall uphold Truthfulness and Personal Integrity in their lives and choices. Truth may hurt, but it eventually heals and gives life.
In their four – fold relationship – to God, nature, fellow human beings and oneself they shall have an attitude of respect and reverence. For the whole creation manifests the handiwork of God.
Claretines shall commit themselves to study and professional training for the ultimate purpose of placing their skills and lives at the service of the fellow human beings and the society.
Claretines shall prize co-operation and synergic collaboration in group for the realization of their goals. Healthy competition among the Claretines and not personal glory is considered a Claretine virtue.
Every Claretine shall strive to the best of their ability to achieve intellectual competence, which would equip them to create a civilization of love.
1. TALK: Talk to your child about the dangers posed by the internet .
2. GUIDE: Tell them what they should do if they become worried or concerned .
3. EDUCATE: Explain that anything shared online or by mobile phone could end up being seen by anyone .
4. BE AWARE: Understand what your child does online and know which websites they visit .
5. REDUCE RISK: Put the computer where the whole family can see it, not out of sight in a bedroom .
6. BLOCK: Use filtering software to block inappropriate sites.
1. Promote education beyond St.John’s School: Make sure your child knows you expect them to continue learning after school – it’s never too early to start raising these expectations – although please do so gently. To keep our families, communities, and economy strong, we all need to keep learning. You can raise these expectations not by using meaningless phrases such as “You have to do better” but through constantly praising your child’s efforts and asking them what they would like to do when they leave school, college or university. Encourage them to explore possibilities and discuss these openly with family members and friends. In doing this, please remember that there are more career paths available today than ever before. It is not necessary for your child to he an engineer or a doctor in order to have a secure and happy life. Encourage them to think about the arts, media, tourism and travel, marketing, acting and adventure sports as well as banking, medicine and software development. There are prestigious and lucrative careers to be made in all these areas and until you are sure where your child’s talents lie, why ignore any of the possibilities?
2. Build relationships with your child’s teachers: Find out what each teacher expects of your child and learn how you can help your child prepare to meet these expectations. It is important that your child understands that she or he is at the centre of a partnership between home and school and that the two arms of the partnership know and trust each other. Use this diary, meet your child’s teacher whenever you can – even if it’s only to say hello or for a few minutes when picking your child up after school. Please also try to attend as many school functions as you can and when you do, make a point of talking to your child’s teachers.
3. Read! Read! Read!: Reading is the foundation cornerstone of all learning. Read to your child and encourage her or him to read to you. Spend time together as a family reading – literally – sitting down together and reading. All this helps your child develop strong reading habits and skills from the beginning and reinforces these habits and skills as they grow. Reading together is one of the most important contributions you can make to your child’s education. Make a habit of giving books as a present at birthdays and on other occasions and try to get your relatives and friends to buy books as birthday presents for your child rather than video games or other expensive playthings. Buy a daily newspaper and encourage your child to read it – even if it’s only to find out what is on the television. Most importantly – let your child see you reading.
4. Practice writing at home: Letters, journal entries, e-mail messages, and grocery lists are all writing opportunities. Show that writing is an effective form of communication and that you write for a variety of purposes.
5. Make mathematics part of everyday life: Paying bills, cooking, gardening, and even playing games are all good ways to help your child understand and use mathematics skills. Show that there may be many ways to get to the right answer and encourage your child to explain her or his method.
6. Ask your child to explain her or his thinking: Ask lots of “why” questions. Children should be able to explain their reasoning, how they came up with their answer, and why they chose one answer over another. Never say “that’s wrong”, rather, try “so, why do you think that’s right” or “well how did you get that answer”. Be encouraging. A child can often learn more from making a mistake and understanding their error, than from getting it right straight away.
7. Expect that your child’s ‘Home Connection’ and any other home work will be discussed and pursued: Keep a track of what is going on and make regular contact-with your child’s teachers to do this. Please remember – that is the whole purpose of this diary. Even if there aren’t specific assignments, stay informed about what your child is working on at school so that you can help at home.
8. Use the community as a classroom: Feed your child’s curiosity about the world 365 days a year. Use libraries, museums and the internet to learn more about the history of your town and your state. A visit to a market can help your child picture our country’s rich agricultural tradition. Take your young child to zoos and parks and your older child to museums and workplaces to show how learning connects to the ‘real’ world- the world that they will have to live in.
9. Encourage group study: Open your home to your child’s friends for informal study sessions. Promote outside informal study groups – not tutorials. Study groups will be especially important as your child becomes older and more independent. The study habits your child learns now will carry over into college and beyond.
10. Promote high standards for all: To ensure the academic success of our children, we must all work toward the same goal. Discuss academic expectations with other parents and people in your communities. Use your school and employee newsletters, athletic associations or cricket club, or just a casual conversation to explain why academic standards are important and what they mean to you and your family. Share your tips for helping your own daughter or son succeed in school and encourage others to share their suggestions with you.