“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself” – John Dewey
A quote close to my heart, lays the foundation of a system of life, education and illumination, that I envision as not only commendable but necessary as life itself. If education is a synonym for life then it becomes an ever evolving identity that must keep pace with the constant flow of change, innovation and invention that we as a society witness in today’s day and times. I am very happy with the progress the School has made by imbibing in its students value based education synergized with modern teaching-learning methods to produce a generation of well informed and emotionally sound generation. And with much gratitude I acknowledge the role of teachers and parents in doing so.
We are educators at Holy Cross School. We, the administration, Teachers and staffI can create a safe, stimulating learning environment for your child. we can encourage and support your child through the learning process. We can teach your child how to think logically and creatively. We can effectively teach your child the required curriculum. We can challenge your child’s intellect. We can identify your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.We can develop a trusting, respectful relationship with your child. We can attempt to build a productive parent/teacher relationship. We can create a positive educational experience for your child. Your child will leave our classroom with the necessary knowledge to be well prepared for the educational road ahead.
But we can’t do it alone. We are not the parents . We can’t guarantee your child gets an adequate night’s rest and a healthy diet. We can’t make sure your child is on time to school and only misses classes when absolutely necessary. We can’t provide your child with a literature-rich home environment. We can’t limit the time your child spends playing with electronics or surfing through social media. We can’t enforce discipline without your cooperation. We can’t force you to attend conferences to discuss how we can work together to maximize your child’s potential. We can’t best demonstrate to your child that you and us are a team, operating together in the child’s best interests. Frankly, without your cooperation, wemay be fighting an uphill battle in our fervent attempt to educate your child. Please understand and appreciate the enormous role that you play in creating a successful educational outcome for your child.
Our very competent team of teachers strive to focus on each and every child, monitor and mentor them, appreciate their achievement and encourage them to overcome their shortcomings. I urge all the teachers to create appropriate, meaningful and participative learning situations, inculcating life skills in the impressionable children and appreciating their smallest efforts with all generosity and broadness of vision.
Looking forward to a strong bond of trust, affection, love, and respect between parents and teachers. Let’s share the responsibility of nurturing the children together as one, for they are ours to love and train together, ours to spread this tag together.
Fr. Bobby John csc