LOYOLA SCHOOL, BHUBANESWAR
Dear Parents/Guardians, March 20, 2015
On 12th March, 2015 the new academic year 2015-16 has begun with the morning Assembly during which we welcomed all our loving children back to school. Your children looked fresh in new uniforms, with new bags and books. Obviously a successful year is completed and they are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. Their broad smiles spur us on.
Your child has already received the ‘Prospectus-cum-Diary’. Please return the first page of “Information Sheet” of the Diary duly filled in and signed, by 30th March, 2015 to the Class Teachers.
· Please familiarize with the school regulations.
· Absence should be notified to the Class Teacher, Junior Vice-Principal (for junior section) and Senior Co-ordinator (for senior section) and a leave application should be sent to the Principal through class teacher.
· Wearing of ‘school tie’ is optional from March – Sept.
· Parents and guardians are ‘restricted’ from entering beyond the school gates during arrival and dismissal of the children.
· The traffic, before the school begins and during dismissals, is becoming chaotic again. We can only appeal to your higher senses.
· You will soon receive the term-wise syllabus. This will help you to keep track of your child’s progress.
· You are welcome to meet the Junior Vice-Principal (for junior section) / Senior Co-ordinator (for senior section) or me between 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon on working days.
A long time dream of having “Smart Classes” for better learning for our children has finally been realized. Hope it improves our students’ learning.
Times are changing and so are the circumstances and moral values. However, following Loyola credo, we are trying to form young men and women who are compassionate, competent and committed to oneself and to others. Before we began our new academic year 2015-16, our teachers went through 3 days of Orientation to equip themselves better to make our children learn, behave, and relate to one another in a healthy manner. At the end of our orientation, we have come up with some ground rules to help our children improve themselves and we would like to share those with you.
On our part, as teachers, we have decided to:
a) Be more positive in our approach to our students and reaffirm the fact that corporal punishment is regressive and not progressive.
b) Change with the times and use smart classes to enhance our teaching ability.
c) Improve the class room environment.
Dear parents we need your co-operation to mould, build and form our children to become better human beings. So, we also require your support and help with regard to the following:
1. Discipline – Jesuits all over the world are known to be disciplined and diligent, which we want to instill in these young minds so:
a) Students are expected to arrive at the school before 7.25 a.m. (refer to pg-24 of school Prospectus- cum-Diary)
b) Coming in proper uniform is a must (refer to pg-27 of school Prospectus-cum-Diary) failing which the child may be sent back home.
c) Students are strictly prohibited from bringing mobile phones, I-pods, cameras and other electronic gadgets to school (refer to pg-25 of school Prospectus-cum-Diary). If found, they will be confiscated and not returned. Wrist watches are discouraged.
d) Students should refrain from using social networking sites too much during free hours at home.
2. Academics –
a) CW / HW marks will be awarded on the basis of regularity, neatness, completion of work, submission on time. Parents need to ensure that HW is completed on time.
b) A regular study habit is essential. Self study should be emphasized.
c) Parents are required to check the diary regularly and countersign on any note sent by the teacher / office staff.
d) Parents have to collect Report Cards given at the end of each term during the scheduled P.T.Meetings (refer to pg-31 of school Prospectus-cum-Diary), failing which their ward may not be allowed to attend regular classes. If there are certain unavoidable circumstances, the parents have to inform the class teacher / school office.
Let us be together in this endeavour to make our children “men and women for others”.
ICSE and ISC exams are going on smoothly. We wish God’s Choicest Blessings on them.
We shall begin “Summer Timings” from Thursday, 2nd April till 30th April 2015. The bus service has been informed and your child is expected to reach the bus stoppage accordingly. It’s important that your ward reaches the school before the 1st bell at 6:25 a.m. Kindly ensure that your child has a good breakfast before he/she leaves home. Please instruct your children how to protect from the direct SUN. We have taken all necessary precautions in the school. Arrangements have been made for continuous supply of cool, clean drinking water in the campus.
The summer timings for :
LKG students – 7:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
UKG to Std 1 – 6:25 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Buses will leave at
Std 2 to 12 – 6:25 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 11:05 a.m.
Warm regards and God Bless,
Fr. A. Amaladoss, S.J.
23rd March (Mon) – LKG classes begin
28th March (Sat) – Ram Navami (Holiday)
1st April (Wed) – Utkal Divas (Holiday)
3rd April (Fri) – Good Friday (Holiday)
14th April (Tue) – Baisakhi / Maha Vishuba Sankranti (Holiday)
18th April (Sat) – 5th Aditya Memorial Quiz 2015. Non-working Saturday