SAFETY MEASURES

Security Measures of Child-Safety at St. Patrick’s Academy

The School believes that proper communication with parents is an important step towards ensuring proper safety and security of our kids. We have send circulars to all parents regarding measures adopted by the school as well as measures expected from their end. This document is one such reassurance on defining the procedures adopted for the safety of our children.

Students’ grievances may be referred to this committee comprising of representatives of the Management Committee, Parent Community and School Staff.

1) Parent ID Card:

The school has issued an ID card to all parents with photo of the student (child) and both the parents. The school advises all parents to bring these ID card(s) to collect their children from school. As a policy, the school ensures that all children up to standard III are handed over to parents at the end of the day by their class teachers.

In case, the parents are unable to come to collect their child and have assigned this task to one of their family members or a representative, the ID card should compulsorily be brought to school by them. The school also advises parents to inform the school office (over phone) about their absence and the subsequent arrangement being made.

2) Staff (teaching and non-teaching) ID cards:

All teachers and non-teaching at St. Patrick’s Academy are provided with ID cards. The drivers of the school bus are also provided with uniform and ID cards. The conductors of the school bus are all women staff and they are also provided with ID cards.

The school has verified the background of all bus drivers and conductors. Staff verification for all non teaching staff is performed with the help of Police. The school also maintains a record of these verification records for its internal verification.

3) Safety in Buses:

We have implemented GPRS technology in all school buses. The parents are sent SMS-s on the location of the bus, both, for safety and informative purpose. Parents are requested to bring the Parent ID card while collecting their children at the pickup points. This is especially compulsory when they send representatives for pick-up. Also request parents to inform the conductor well in advance about their decision to send a representative to collect the child.

4) Child-safety Measures at Campus:
  • CCTV Monitoring: CCTV cameras are fixed at all important locations of the school buildings as per expert advice, keeping in mind our children’s safety. The visuals are monitored continuously with regular backups for future reference.
  • Floor Vigilantes: The school management has appointed floor vigilant officers for each floor. These vigilantes are responsible for monitoring the activities of both staff and students in their respective floors. Specific instructions are provided to them to ensure the safety and security of our children.
  • Child-protection Committee: The management has appointed a child-protection committee with active participation from the management, staff and parents. This committee meets at regular intervals to discuss safety measures as well as emerging threats.
  • Adequate Staff: The school management has taken a conscious decision related to the adequacy of staff. Keeping in mind the safety and security of our children, we have increased the staff count, especially the women staff. Keeping in mind the recent developments, the appointment of male staff is discouraged in both regular and extra-curricular teaching.
  • No Dark Rooms: The school ensures that there will be no rooms without natural ventilation (both air and light). All staffs members are reminded about this policy at frequent intervals and periodic checks are conducted by the management.
5) Parents’ Responsibilities:
  • Drop and Pick-up Timings: Kindly do not bring your children to school before 8:00AM. And ensure your wards are picked up, at the latest, by 3:15 PM.
  • Parents ID Card: Ensure that the Parent ID cards are sent with the representatives (during your absence) for picking up your children, both, at school premise as well as at the Pick-up points for kids using the bus service. Inform the bus conductor/ driver about the representative in your absence.
  • Entry to Class-rooms: Please do not insist on going all the way to the class rooms, along with your children, after 8:20 AM. The school management has decided NOT to allow parents and visitors beyond the reception, during school hours. Your understanding and co-operation is very much requested.
  • Visitors Book: Parents and visitors are requested to maintain entries in the Visitors book maintained at the Security’s room at the entrance. Please register complete information in the book and limit your presence only till the Office and Reception, during working hours. You will not be allowed to visit your children in their classrooms during these hours. In case you want to meet or take your children on an emergency, please follow the instructions provided in the office/reception.
  • Entry and Exit: The school management will soon come out with the entry and exit gates for the school. Please ensure that you use the correct gates for entry/exit. Do not crowd the gates during peak hours and kindly co-operate with the security guards.
  • Traffic Regulation: The school welcomes volunteers to regulate traffic to ensure the safety of our children during peak hours (morning and evening). Please contact the office for volunteering. We request all parents to co-operate with the volunteers.
  • Traffic Rules: Parents are requested to follow traffic rules and set example for our children. Please do not travel on the wrong side of the road, which is a threat to you, your children and the general public.
  • Rumors: Please do not spread rumors. If you have any doubts/require clarifications, please contact the reception. Still if you need clarity, you can always contact the Principal. Assumptions based on rumors should be avoided.

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

ICSE Class X and ISC Class XII Results

We are extremely happy to announce the outstanding achievement of our students in the ICSE and ISC 2021- 2022 Examination. Congratulations to every student who passed the Examination with flying colours. We secured 100% results consecutively in the 6th year with multiple centums in various subjects in ICSE and ISC examinations We would like to appreciate all the members of the Team SPAB for the amazing work that they did for the excellent performance in the examination. Although the pandemic had brought forth changes in the educational process with online classes and made learning and teaching more challenging, the coordinated effort of students, teachers, parents and the school authorities with a positive mindset helped overcome every hard situation. High fly the flag of St. Patrick's Academy.

Stale Level School Athletic Olympic Winners

14th State level Athletic School Olympics – 2022 was held at Sree Kantheerava Stadium, Bengaluru from 15 to 17 July 2022. In the three days mega event a team of 61 student athletes participated representing our school. We competed with more than 275 schools and the precious gems of St. Patrick's Academy bagged 13 medals in different competitions. In the U-12 category High Jump, Sivesh AG achieved Gold Medal and Arnav Srivastava won Silver Medal. Alexius Andrew Bora bagged Silver Medal in Shot put and Edwin Jacob George won Silver Medal in 80 M Sprint. In the U-14 category High Jump, Arshia Nambiar secured Silver Medal and in the 4x100 meter relay our athletes Christy Regi, Noyal M Joseph, Kushl S Reddy, and Savio D Thattil secured Silver. In the U-8 category 4 X 50 meter shuttle relay Veeksha Vankineni, Ruthvi S, Aarna Mishra, and Priyanshi won Bronze Medal.
Hearty congratulations to Physical Education Department and winners !!!

Investiture Ceremony

“Leaders are not born but are made by their experience in life.” To inculcate the leadership qualities in the students and to acquaint them with the administrative skills a school prefectorial board was formed on the basis of the continuous assessment of the students and high scrutiny by the experienced teachers. The Investiture Ceremony of our school, St. Patrick's Academy, for the academic year 2022-23 was held on of July, 2022. The Chief Guest of the event was Senior Sub Inspector Mr. Manjunath of Varthur Police Station and Special Guest of the event was Rev. Bro. Berkmanns. Elected Head Boy, Head Girl, Senior School Prefects, Sports Captain and Vice Captain, the four House captains and Vice Captains, the Cultural Committee and the Editorial Committee heads and members took oath of office and were invested with sashes and badges. Special ranks of Cadet Sergeant and Cadet Corporal were also conferred to the selected NCC cadets.