GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

Prime importance is given to building a sound character in students.

The co-operation of all parents is expected in ensuring the students regular and punctual attendance, good general behavior and execution of home work.

Parents should inspect the student’s school diary regularly.

Parents/Guardians must sign the Progress Report of their wards.

Change of address of parent or guardian must be intimated to the school office in writing without delay, failing which the school will not be responsible for non-receipt of communication addressed to the parents or guardian.

Parents are welcome to visit the school. However, they are requested not to enter the classrooms during school hours without first consulting the Principal. Complaints, if any, should be made only to the Principal and not to the teacher.

  • Parents should note that occasional reports from teachers are made in the School Diary/ online message system and they are requested to sign them / respond to them.
  • Parents are required to sign the P.T.M. register and any other similar document relating to their children when requested.
  • Absence from school even for a day must be noted in the “Student’s Leave Application Form” given in the School Diary. If absence lasts for more than three days the application for leave must be made to the respective Coordinator accompanied by relevant certification of the same.
  • If a child has an infectious disease parents should keep the child at home till he/she recovers. A Medical Certificate and a Fitness Certificate must be submitted on his/her return.
  • Students who are away from school for five consecutive days without permission, may have their names removed from the register, and will be re-admitted only if there is a vacancy and on payment of the admission fee. In all cases of leave of absence, prior permission from the Principal should be obtained, except in cases of unforeseen circumstances, for which an authenticated reason should be furnished by the parent or guardian. However, granting of leave is entirely up to the discretion of the Principal.
  • Long leave from school for marriages, vacation, family functions will be sanctioned only by the Principal. Leave from School must not be prefixed or suffixed to school holidays, that is: Summer & Winter holidays. If not appropriate action will be taken.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the school and meet the teachers during school hours with the prior permission of the Principal or Coordinators and on Parent Interaction Days. Complaints relating to academics, if any, may be made either to the Coordinator or teachers.
  • Parents/guardians should bring the ID card to collect the child from the school
  • Children will not be sent with any relative/uncle/aunt/cousins/neighbors etc. without written application/authorization letter from the parents.
  • Should parents wish to meet a teacher, they must seek prior written appointment on the proforma given in the school diary. On the day specified by the teacher for the appointment, the parents should bring the school diary with them. On the day of the meeting it is imperative to present the proforma at the school gate.
  • Parents of Junior School students can meet teachers on the working Saturday of the month and parent interaction days as specified in the academic planner of the school diary.
  • The observance of rules of discipline of the school and good behaviour is an essential condition to a student’s continuance in the school. In case a student violates the school rules or indulges in any form of indiscipline, strict action like expulsion/ suspension/ rustication shall be taken against the student.
  • Students are strictly forbidden to bring or burst crackers in the school or to introduce objectionable literature and other such material into the School. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the student found doing so.
  • Mobile Phones, cameras and all other electronic items are totally banned in school. If confiscated they will not be returned. No appeal for their return will be entertained.
  • Fine of any kind or collection or sale for any purpose whatsoever requires the prior sanction of the Principal.
  • Gifts to members of the staff or other demonstrations in their honour also require the Principal’s prior sanction.
  • Celebration of birthday parties in school and ‘continuation’ parties are not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Change in the address or telephone number of parents or guardians must be intimated to the school in writing and without delay. When communicating with the Principal, parents are requested to mention in their letter the Class, Section and Student No. of their child / children.
  • Certain festivals e.g. Id are subject to sighting of the moon. As such, parents are requested to check the Doordarshan News for announcements. Sometimes an unexpected holiday may be declared. Please check the school website.
  • Whenever excursions and picnics are organized by the school, maximum participation by students is expected. All outings are under the supervision of school staff.
  • The school is not responsible for goods lost. Therefore, it is not advisable to bring valuable articles like expensive watches, fountain pens, gold or silver ornaments, friendship bands, any other fads or too much money. Students are also advised not to leave any of the above in the class room or P.T. room.
  • Students are not permitted to wear any jewellery to school (e.g. chains, rings, bangles, bracelets etc.) Girls may wear one pair of small earrings or studs.

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Joy of Christmas

Christmas is a season of celebration, joy and happiness. The students were eager and enthusiastic to celebrate Christmas in school after a one-and-a-half-year gap. The spark in the eyes of the students was like the bright shining star in the night sky when Jesus was born. Christmas celebrations were conducted by following all the covid protocols and the participation was limited only to students of offline schooling.
The mystery of a Friend at Christmas has its own magic. Every staff member was overwhelmed to see their santas and were thankful for the love, prayers and gifts which they had been receiving from them on 18th of December.
Online Christmas celebration was held on 22nd December by sharing a video of students enactment of skit, dance and various other cultural events. It showed us the importance of Christmas and taught us all Christmas is a celebration of sharing, love, peace, joy and happiness.

Childrens' Day

Children's day is celebrated in India on 14th November every year. It is celebrated on the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who loved and was loved by children. Due to the present pandemic situation, a video encapsulating a plethora of events – songs, skits, and dance performances by teachers was released for students on 13th November, a day prior to Children's Day. The celebration commemorated with our Coordinators greeting the students with enthusiasm, thereafter the Principal Rev. Bro. Tomy Varghese, shared an awe– inspiring message and greeted the children on this special day, a day to celebrate the bond between teachers and students. A day marking childhood, and to make this event a memorable one for our little ones the SPAB team put together a Jaw dropping show with bubbly & amusing dances, a hilarious skit, and a few soulful renditions of songs to showcase their love and affection for our kids. The programme was a grand success with the efforts and the coordination of our beloved teachers.

Back to School

After the long turbulent period of uncertainties and apprehensions, St. Patrick's Academy opened its gates for its students of grade VI-XII on 8th November 2021, Monday. During the meetings arranged earlier with the parents, the Principal had listened to their concerns and revealed his plans for the re-opening of the school with their consent. The school had taken all possible precautionary measures for the safety of the students and Staff in the atmosphere of ongoing but slackening threat of the pandemic. RTPCR test was conducted for the students and staff for ensuring their safety. The campus and class rooms were well decorated and the students were welcomed heartily by the management and staff. It was the aspiration of our young learners, co-operation of parents and teachers and above all the strong determination of our respected Principal, Brother Tomy Varghese that made the reopening possible.