The present academic year is fast coming to an end. Our children have been provided with a number of opportunities this year. At St. Mary’s, teaching is not limited to ‘chalk and talk’. With the Audio Visual Room, Smart Board, two well- furnished and updated computer labs; E- library and new server room available, we have a multi-pronged approach to teaching. This year the school has upgraded smart boards/interactive boards in various class-rooms right up to pre-primary to enhance the learning-teaching process. Many students have shone in individual sports outside the school, while others have been exposed to programmes conducted by the external Education group. We have also conducted several public examinations in the School.
The school has a well-renovated acoustics multi-purpose mini-hall. The class ten students can comfortably appear for their I.C.S.E board exam in this well- furnished hall.
To enhance teaching in the class-room, every teaching staff has been given an individual lap top.
Security and safety of our children is of prime importance to us. The management have installed several high-resonance C.C. Cameras all over in the school vicinity.
The school management has introduced School Mobile App for better communication between teachers, parents and students. Teachers and students have been encouraged to adopt E-Learning. To enhance the technology-based teaching and learning, the Wi-Fi zone has been installed in the school vicinity.
The Staff rooms have been well-furnished to create a conducive environment for a smart work culture. The age-old auditorium is under renovation.
Realizing the difficulties the students face in learning various school subjects, the school management has enhanced the existing Counselling Centre by engaging a full-time special educator as part of the teaching faculty. In order to not to have any class without a teacher, the management has engaged a couple of floating teachers to support the existing teaching faculty.
The school has tied up with ‘Global Education Solutions’ to introduce career Counselling as part of the school curriculum for classes 7 to 10
Over the past few years, St. Mary’s has grown from strength to strength and is now a leading school in Mumbai city. Academic standards are comparatively high, as shown by our I.C.S.E. board results and, by and large, our parents are satisfied with the progress of the School and with the way it is run.
Morning assemblies play a vital role in inculcating noble values. In order to have more visual exposure during the morning assemblies the school has installed two huge screens with L.C.D. projectors.
Lockers were provided to the students of classes 5 to 10 so that the weight of their school bag is reduced. Text books were displayed on the smart board in order that the students need not carry the text books daily. Additional ‘water station’ were provided on ground and first floors.
Dramatics is an annual feature of the school activities. Inter-house dramatics is held to promote love for language and literature, art and culture. We have begun training courses in Cinema and theatre this year. Every day children are introduced to a new word, which has enhanced the vocabulary of the students through word building. A new word with meaning and an appropriate sentence is explained and dictated to the students. “Word Quiz” is held to increase the learning vocabulary of children in a play-way method.
Our School is a Jesuit institution. Ours is particularly an educational Institution, known for its values and ethics. The school fosters world-renowned order of educators, Jesuits, the flag bearers of the religious order, Society of Jesus; the value orientation in such a school or college is of the highest order. Furthering the value system in many a Jesuit school is the joint venture of Parents and Teachers who really are the mentors in the formative years of a child.
Parents, your support is very crucial in matters of discipline, cleanliness and finances – especially in the area of discipline. Together we must achieve higher levels in every field. A Big thank you to the proactive and ever vibrant P.T.A.
I thank all our teachers who interact with you all through the year. Their hard work has paid off making a big difference in the lives of your children.
Together with Fr. Leslie the administrator, Fr. Arun the treasurer, Ms. Clementine the coordinator , Ms. Nirmala the Supervisor, other Jesuit Fathers and Brothers, and our teachers we wish you ‘A Happy Summer!’ May God Bless you.
Fr.Dr.Francis Swamy S.J