“We create an environment where ethics and values are inculcated; We build educational relationships that foster success; We strive to be a source of insight, giving our students the power to make confident decisions.”
Dear Parents, Staff and Students,
I feel honoured and humbled to have been called upon to serve St. Patrick’s Academy, Bengaluru, as your principal. There is no greater calling than to teach and lead a vibrant and futuristic school like St. Patrick’s Academy. I look forward to a fruitful stint at SPAB. I thank all the Brothers, especially Bro.Paulachan, my predecessor, Bro. Christopher (community leader), staff, both teaching and non teaching - past and present - who have toiled hard to build up SPAB to its present status. The onus is now passed on to us to let our flag flutter high and handsome. We shall be failing in our duty if we do not enhance it to greater heights! We got to set a sustainable pace and work tirelessly to attain the goals we set. We shall recognise the alarming pace at which the world is moving forward and that even to stay on the same place we need to run! And Run shall we!
We recognise the unprecedented challenge posed by the pandemic and its impact on schools and particularly on the students. I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the staff for standing up to the challenge and offering uninterrupted online teaching-learning experience to the students. While we admit that online classes cannot substitute effective and wholesome education that could be provided in a live classroom environment, the next best option is being effectively carried out by our teachers. I do not foresee an early return to school this year as well. However, as and when that happens, your school will be prepared to welcome all of you into a safe and protected environment. Till such time, I encourage all of you to stay safe and be responsible for your own and your loved ones’ health and well-being.
The school office will be open on all working days, unless curbed by the lockdowns. Any query pertaining the school shall be addressed to the office through school mail ID. I have just taken up the mantle of this institution in such a scenario and so it’s a big challenge for me to understand every aspect of it to address all your concerns. But I will be interested in the welfare of every Patrician. Do write to me if you have constructive suggestions for improvement. I shall go through and consider the viable and forward looking suggestions to act upon and to set priorities for the year ahead. It is important not to be over critical if your suggestions are not given immediate attention.
The classes for senior sections have just begun and the other classes will begin soon. I urge parents to ensure your wards attend classes with all diligence and dignity of a normal classroom. I value discipline above all other virtues. I will be observing the classes at random and I love to see students attending classes with all its seriousness and in 100% attendance.
I shall communicate with you parents from time to time via mail and sooner or later in person. I look forward to a progressive school with a proactive, supportive and encouraging community of parents, staff and students. Together we can do so much and we shall do so with all our heart.
In love and confidence,
–Bro. Tomy Varghese
The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick or the Patrician Brothers as they are popularly known began in the small town of Tullow, Ireland on 2nd February, 1808...Read More
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.
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.
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.