St. Xavier's is a High School for boys, [from June 2006 progressively becoming co-ed from the K.G.] managed by the Society of Jesus and recognized by the Department of Education, Gujarat State. Though a Catholic Institution, it welcomes pupils of all castes and creeds and prepares them for the Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate Examinations. It comprises the K.G. (Kinder Garten) and Stds I-X with one parallel division having Gujarati medium and three sections having English medium as the media of instruction. Those who study through Gujarati medium have English as an additional subject. The school has Standards XI & XII of Higher Secondary, to which girls are also admitted. Std XI & XII offers Science & Commerce Streams, the latter only in English medium.
This school aims not merely at preparing it's pupils to qualify for the Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary Examinations but to develop their character and personality through graded responsibility, personal guidance and social awareness. With this vision in view and guided by the principles of the Jesuit Code of Education, the School makes a careful selection of the pupils who apply and demands high standards in ideals and attainments.
The Catholic Educators consider it their duty to show due respect to the religious feelings and the freedom of conscience of their non-Catholic pupils. However, external worship other than Christianity/Catholic is not allowed in the School premises. Catholic Students are given religious instruction, whereas non-Catholics are taught Moral Science, a course in their fundamental duties to God, to their fellowmen and women and to self.
At outset, I wish everyone to be for one another. One of the purposes of life is to live for and with the other. The God who loves the world has greater plans than we do. The sun has not locked down. Likewise, the moon has not locked down. The rivers have not locked down. The mountains have not locked down. We can go on endlessly; the list will go on because the show must go on. In short, the nature has not locked down in any sphere or space. Time is a great healer.
Fr. Charles reaching the age 58, has retired from our esteemed institution and passed the baton to someone else. Thus, Fr. Xavier Amalraj SJ, has been sent in the place of Fr. Charles to take the mission and vision ahead. In this I wish to part a message, what is done is inspired by people and dedicated to God’s plan. Every change is a chance to bring something new. Every change enables one to walk an extra mile to lead with dignity and humility.
The Covid-19 lockdown or unlock phases have made everyone to think and act like Robert Frost who wrote, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference”. How many dare think out of the box, to tread the road less travelled by? Some began sharing with me in the lines of Francis Bacon, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and few are to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention”. Our take on online education will make sense depending on whether we agree to disagree or disagree to agree with Bacon. Online Education does not substitute formal education in a school for various legitimate reasons. However, it has become the need of the hour as it is an initiation to satiate the thirst for knowledge. I wish all the parents, teachers and beloved students to take diligent care to make best use of this new platform and benefit from the same.
The time is unexpected. Our expectations have been frustrating in this post covid-19. We are surprised the way in which we have handled the situation so far. We hope to end it with diligent again. As we have our own introspection, it is often clear or becoming clearer we have learnt to adjust to the given situation and nature. It looks we are getting renewed and revived. We have learnt to laugh rather than making or giving a chance to others to laugh at. We have learnt to see others problem than ours. We have learnt to cope up and shape the world stating, “ I am not an island but part and parcel of the main land.”
We need to live with the other. We need to be for one another to care and share. We need to support everyone to join in rebuilding the broken and wounded world. In this post Covid-19 we have learnt to dream the impossible dream and becoming creative in all our endeavors. It is not about getting recognition or making false propaganda but it is time to beat against all the odds.
Dear students, online education is not a nightmare at all. I am sure you began thinking and cherishing each day. Each of you is putting an extra effort in getting things cleared in your learning process. You be assured that I make all necessary changes which may help you in getting the information proposed in a better way. Your parents, teachers and I have been putting together everything possible for our better future. I hope we turn out to be great warriors in defeating not only Corona but also age old mind set. Let the worries be put to rest.
I am certain you will miss your class room fun. I am sure you will miss your friends. I know you are sitting fingers crossed and the question remains, “when am I going back to go my regular schooling?” Put all these doubts and worries aside and take a road less travelled to unearth by keeping your flames of hope, love and charity to enkindle the fire within to reach the unreachable. Be assured of my prayers; finds ways and means to keep yourself to be creative and kind in all that you are and you do. Cherish the family time together, pray as one family. May all that we do bring glory to our God.Long live Xavier’s..!
Academic Year : 2021-2022
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All School fees must be paid in advance and not later than 20th of the month unless notified otherwise in the School Calendar. Those who fail to do so, will be charged a fine of Rs. 5/- and are liable to have their names struck off the roll. Fees for May are to be paid in April. S.S.C. Students have to settle their dues, including May before the Preliminary Examination. Pupils will not be allowed to appear for the Examinations or Tests unless all their fees are paid till date. Deserving students may apply for a fee concession. The Management also gives one full freeship in memory of Shree Bapalal Dandwala.
All School fees of Std K. G. to VII are payable at the Central Bank of India, St. Xavier’s School Road Branch only, on presentation of the Fee Book. In exceptional cases, the Principal may permit payment of fees at the School Treasurer’s Office. Std. VIII to XII, however, have to pay at the Treasurer’s office.
|White half sleeved shirt - with School emblem, Beige shorts, black school belt, white socks and plain black shoes.||Same, except Beige trousers instead of shorts. Optional: Brown half / full sleeved sweater with logo, brown woollen cap.|
|White half sleeved shirt - with School emblem, Beige trousers, black school belt, white socks and plain black shoes.||Same. Optional: Brown half / full sleeved sweater with logo, brown woollen cap.|
|Beige pinafore-knee length - with School emblem. White half sleeved blouse, beige cycling shorts, black school belt, black headgear, white socks and plain black shoes.||Same, except - white full tights instead of beige cycling shorts. Optional: Brown cardigan with logo, brown woollen scarf.|
|Beige skirt - knee length, white half sleeved blouse - with school emblem, beige cycling shorts, black school belt, black headgear, white socks and plain black shoes.||Same, except - white full tights instead of beige cycling shorts. Optional: Brown cardigan with logo, brown woollen scarf.|
Refinement of manners, habits of obedience and order, neatness in person and dress, and punctuality are required at all times.
It is mandatory that all students refrain from any kind of birthday celebration. That includes – no free dress and no distribution of gifts or sweets of any kind.
During working hours, order and silence are to be maintained on the premises. Running, playing or shouting inside the School building is not allowed. • Students cannot move out of the class without permit card
Books or any other material, other than that prescribed by the school authorities, should not be brought to school. This also applies to electronic gadgets like mobiles, i-pods, cameras etc. In case of violation of this rule, the gadget will be confiscated and not returned.
Gathering of signatures to bring pressure on the authorities is strictly prohibited. Previous sanction of the Principal is needed for any organized school activity.
The School is not responsible for the loss of students’ books, money, clothes, etc. Students must look after their own belongings. It is advisable for them not to bring valuable articles to School
Any kind of damage done to the school property is to be made good
“Pink” and “Grey” Cards may be issued for any serious or habitual breach of discipline. The cards have to be signed by the student’s parents or guardians. A student who comes late to school four times in a term will be issued a “Pink” Card.
Mehendi application requires prior permission from the Principal.
As regular attendance is an important element for successful work, a previous written application for leave must be handed in case of illness; In the case of unforeseen circumstances, the student, on returning to School must have the reason of absence certified by the parent or guardian and countersigned by the Class Teacher before he/she enters the class. Applications for leave should be briefly written in the School Calendar alongside the corresponding date of absence.
Absence without leave is penalised with a fine or with any other form of punishment at the Principal’s discretion, and if a student is absent for 15 days without leave, his/her name may be removed from the class rolls and the usual admission fee will be charged if he/she is readmitted.
100% attendance is compulsory for students to be able to appear in any exmination. In case of any serious reason like illness etc..the principal at his descretion may consider only up to 15%. No student may absent himself/ herself from any examination or test except when prevented by reason of health, in which case a medical certificate is required.
100% attendance is required for students std. 6th to 12th on 15th August and 26th January
Medical certificate with leave note countersigned by the Principal is mandatory in case of absense of more than 3 days.
Parents will readily understand that a good amount of study and serious home study is required for success. So they will see that at least four hours of study are put in by the students of Stds. VIII-X and an hour less for students of lower classes. Private tuitions is discouraged and should be resorted to only after consulting the Principal. No teacher will be allowed to tutor his/her own students, nor students of standards or classes where he/she teaches.
Reports of a student's conduct and progress will be given from time to time in the School Calendar. Parents are expected to make note of these reports, as also of the Examination results and to confer with the teachers and the Principal occasionally. Parents/Guardians may meet the staff in their free periods or on Saturdays in the first period i.e.
during Mass-drill time or by previous appointment. When parents inquire or write concerning their wards they should mention the standard and the particular section in which they study at present.
Examinations are held on the days indicated in the calendar. Though the corrected answer booklets may under no circumstances be taken home, parents are welcome to look them over in School on the day mentioned in the calendar.
For Stds. 9 & 10, the promotion is based on Formative + Summative Asessment. Std. 9: F1, F2, F3, F4 = 40 MKS SA1 + SA2 = 60 MKS ---- 100 Std. 10: F1, F2, F3, F4, SA1, SA2 = 30 MKS Board Exam 70% of 100 MKS = 70 MKS ---- 100
For Std. 11 Science & Commerce, three term examinations are held on the days indicated in the calendar.
Classwork and internal marking: Classwork which consists of oral work, written work previously prepared at home and class tests will be taken into consideration for the examination and promotion.
The criteria for passing in each subject is 33 percent. Promotion will be decided on the Final Report. This includes average of all the examinations and internal marks.Promotions are based on the school promotion rules approved by the educational authorities.