Set in sylvan surroundings of evergreen trees and bushes, St. Patrick’s Academy Bengaluru, situated between Ambedkar Nagar and Kodathi Gate, on Bengaluru Sarjapur four-laned Highway, is a Bicentennial dream of the Patrician Brothers, established in 2010.
The Academy’s unique Architecture and elevation instantly captures and captivates the imagination of the beholder. Teachers, students and parents are pleasantly introduced to the space, design, structure and extra - size class rooms. The school is affiliated to the I.C.S.E. board and is situated in a sprawling campus of about 15 acres of land. The Patrician Brothers and St. Patrick’s Academy believe in the overall development of its pupils, hence playgrounds for all the games are provided for both boys and girls. St. Patrick’s Academy is about 25 kms away from the city Railway Station and 47.5 kms from Bengaluru International Airport. It is just 1.5 kms from Carmelaram Railway Station.
St. Patrick’s Academy, by way of education, founded on Christian values and inspired by our Revered Founder, Bishop Daniel Delany, strives to nurture and disseminate the Patrician ethos and embraces more members into our Patrician family. The Academy’s distinct impact is evident from the large number of Parents and well-wishers willing to collaborate in the educational endeavour of the Patrician Brothers. The Brothers and Staff at St. Patrick’s Academy actively seek to imbibe what is best in Kannada culture and society and joyfully share our vision and experience of the kingdom of God. With the “Breastplate” (prayer of St. Patrick) as our shield, the Academy will bravely face the challenges that will pave the path, leading to growth and development.
The Graduation Ceremony and the Prayer service of the grades XII & X were held together on 25th March 2022 at the Delany Hall of St. Patrick's Academy. Students, dressed up to the nines, with candles in their hand, along with The Principal and their teachers, were received by the audience including parents and teachers, with a standing ovation. The Principal Rev. Brother George Joseph, in his motivational speech, appreciated the students for the enthusiasm they showed in their studies and moulding themselves into good human beings. The Senior School Coordinator Ms. Lucy Jacob wished good fortune and a good future to every student. Students remembered teachers and the school with grateful hearts for the everlasting influence they have in them. The cultural programmes and finally the photo session made the day remarkable.
St. Patrick's Day has evolved to become a secular and global celebration of Irish culture. It is celebrated on March 17 every year. The day is recognized as the Feast of St.Patrick. While observing the day we remember St.Patrick, the patron saint of our school, who ministered to Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
We began the celebration by conducting morning assembly with the blessings of St.Patrick. Our Principal, Rev. Bro.George Joseph addressed the assembly with a message. He said that being a patrician we must stay disciplined and carry solidarity and truth at all times. A special gathering for the staff was conducted wherein the first Principal of the school, Rev. Bro. Britto M. marked his presence. A prayer was dedicated for all, followed by cake cutting. A short video was presented by Rev. Bro.Y.Joseph Melki Satheak which encompasses the footprints of Patrician Brothers across the country in various dimensions. The celebration concluded with a sumptuous afternoon lunch.
NCC (National Cadets Corps) was introduced in St. Patrick's Academy in the year 2018. The very purpose of introducing NCC at the National level on 16th April, 1948 was to inculcate values in the youth of the nation. NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens; keeping these basic aims in mind and to give a holistic development to the Patricians NCC was introduced and the students who passed out – 21 in number – stood the test of time have proved they are in possession of these above qualities in ample measure. NCC also aims to creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, and we would vouch, these 21 of the cadets and the ones who passed out the previous years have these qualities in good measure. It could be seen in the confident steps they took to march to the stage. The Principal, Rev. Bro. George Joseph, exhorted the cadets to keep the aims and objectives of the NCC in mind and be available to take up leadership roles as and when occasions arise. Mr. Jagdeesh, the NCC in charge too deserves our praise for the way the cadets turned up for the event on 4th March, 2022 for the final certification.