The National Cadet Corps (NCC) aims at developing discipline, character, brother-hood, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service among young citizens. Not only these, it also aims to instil leadership qualities among the youth who will serve the Nation regardless of the career they have chosen. It also motivates the young to choose a career in the armed forces.
It was a dream for many students of St. Patrick‘s Academy to be an NCC cadet and march in their crisp NCC uniform. NO 2 Karnataka, Air SQUADRON NCC made their dream come true. The all-important NCC event, RAISING OF THE TROOP, in St. Patrick‘s Academy was held on November 13th 2018 with Group Captain Vimal Kumar Srivastava, Commanding Officer, Karnataka NCC, Air wing, presiding over the function. The first batch consisted of 25 cadets. Selection to NCC is done from class VIII every year. It is a two year program. Besides attending classroom lessons on a variety of topics and regular drills, camps and field trips, are an integral part of NCC training. Today the school boasts of 50 NCC cadets, eagerly marching to a smarter, healthier and brighter future.
The students and teachers of St. Patrick’s Academy Bengaluru celebrated the Teachers’ day – virtually - on 5th September 2020. While wishing their teachers, the students reflected the thoughts of Dr.S.Radhakrishna. They presented video recorded performances of their talents with the wishes and messages of the day. The Teachers thanked Co-ordinators and Brothers for arranging a virtual celebration of the day with games and inspiring words. The messages from our Principal, Rev. Bro. Paul; Manager, Rev. Bro.Christopher, Vice Principal, Rev. Bro.John Kennedy, ignited the passionate minds of our teachers.
St. Patrick’s Academy, Bengaluru, celebrated 74th Independence Day on 15th August 2020 by observing all Covid protocols. Rev. Bro. George Xavier, Deputy Congregational Leader of the Brothers of St. Patrick, hoisted the national flag and an inspiring speech was delivered by the Manager, Rev.Bro. Christopher Dawes. Brothers from the Novitiate community, NCC cadets, teaching & non-teaching staff were present at the school to commemorate the day. Our Principal and the management team addressed the students and teachers through online and enlightened the young minds. The students exhibited their talents through videos and audios during the occasion.
During this pandemic - Covid -19 - we, at St. Patrick’s Academy, Bengaluru, continued our mission of education through online medium for the academic year 2020-21. The management took the challenge of getting all the teachers trained in time and began our online classes as per the guidelines from the Council and Govt. of Karnataka. The students are well prepared and enthused with the idea of online classes. Our teachers are putting lot of efforts and making the class more meaningful and interesting. Online classes enable our teachers to reach out to the students more efficiently and effectively through chat groups, video meetings, document sharing, etc. during this pandemic. The students also find it easier to communicate in this mode.