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.
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.
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.
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.
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.