I sincerely wish and hope that you and your families are all still well and managing to keep safe. I assure you of my prayers. It’s amazing to see that the new session 2021 -2022 has arrived so quickly. I would like to thank you all for your fantastic support and admirable patience shown in these past 12 months. We had successes and some challenges, yet despite all, we continued the work that had to be done to ensure the safety and educational needs of our students. There are countless people to whom I owe an expression of gratitude and hope that we continue working together in the coming years.
I would like to thank our hard working and caring faculty and staff who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is exceptional and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for our kids and knowing that education is about wonder and fostering curiosity, along with development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these, and a million other things, I am truly grateful.
Thank you dear parents for the wonderful support and cooperation you have shown during the tough time when education was forced through online mode which was indeed a tiresome experience for all. I know the struggles that all of you have gone through to impart the basics to the toddlers. I am very mindful that these continue to be unsettling and difficult times for students, staff and parents. However, through working together so positively over past one year, we have demonstrated just how much can be achieved within such a cohesive, assured, caring and supportive community such as ours, and from this we should continue to draw much strength.
Education is about awakening –Awakening to the power and beauty that lies within all of us. To my mind education as an idea, is not just about bricks, mortar and concrete, but about building character, enriching minds and about varied experiences that last a lifetime. SJA provides a platform to its students to showcase their inborn talents. We also take utmost care in moulding our children as responsible global citizen.
Our task during their time in SJA is to help them to come to love and accept themselves as they are, and to believe what is true; that they have much to offer this world should they choose to fulfil their own unique potential. We try to build their self-confidence so that they are unafraid to take the risk of attempting new challenges, to help them blossom and grow as individuals and to give them the academic, social and emotional skills to enable them to better realise their true potential when they return to their own school.
I am confident that with God’s benevolence and all your support we can together march towards a new horizon of learning, loving and leading.
God bless you! God bless our school.
Rev. Fr. KulandaiSamy R
St. Jude's Academy.