School Motto: Virtus Et Labor (Virtue and Labour)
School Colours: Green and Gold
St. Patrick, known as the Apostle and Patron Saint of Ireland in the fifth century, was the founder of Christianity there. The figure of St. Patrick is usually seen holding the shamrock, a small plant with three leaves on each stem, symbolizing the Three Persons of The Triune God. The symbol of shamrock can be seen depicted in the School emblem. The 17th of March is celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day every year all over the world.
St. Patrick’s School was founded in Secunderabad in 1911 by the Patrician Missionaries, with Rev. Fr. H. Collias as the first Headmaster. The School was named as St. Patrick’s European School. The School became a full-fledged high school in 1936 in the hands of the Brothers of St.Gabriel. The Jesuits of Andhra Province took over the School in 1973.
St. Patrick’s High School, Secunderabad, is a Christian Minority Educational Institution of the Andhra Jesuit Province. It is governed by Article 30 (1) of the Indian Constitution as elucidated by the Supreme Court of India. It was established to give all-round education – academic, physical, moral and spiritual, primarily to the Catholics and also to the other children irrespective of caste and creed insofar as it is consonant with the Catholic principles.
The Society of Jesus, whose members are known as the Jesuits, is a Male Catholic Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, and it has been active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin. In India, the Society of Jesus is at present responsible for 170 Schools and 55 Colleges in which students and staff belonging to various social classes, communities, creeds linguistic groups etc., are being educated and working.
Jesuit education visualizes the vision of humans, drawn from the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ, who has always been respected and admired by the people of India. The School is also based on the principle of Character Formation and sets before its Staff and Students high ideals of humanism and service.
The School, thus, aims at making its own contribution towards a radical transformation of social conditions so that the principles of social justice, equality of opportunity, genuine freedom and respect for religious freedom and human values etc., as enshrined in the Constitution of India may prevail and the possibility of living a fully human existence may be opened for all. The School, thus, strives to make its students aware of unjust structures and motivate them to work against them.
The School aims at the integral development of the personality of its students. To accomplish this, special efforts are made –
- to help the students to become mature and spiritually oriented men and women of character ;
- to encourage them to continually strive after excellence in every field ;
- to make them value and judiciously use their freedom ;
- to help them be clear and firm about principles and courageous in action ;
- to enable them render selfless service to their fellow human beings, thus forming them into men and women for others ; and
- to mould them into agents of the much needed social change in our country.
GUIDELINES TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
- Parental co-operation is indispensable for the proper education of children. Therefore, Parents/Guardians are requested to keep constantly in touch with the School authorities concerning the progress of their child(ren). They are requested to ensure that their child(ren) devotes(devote) required time daily for home work and home study.
- Parents/Guardians are requested to check and sign the Progress Report of their child(ren). They should also check the absence and punctuality record along with nail trimming, haircut and uniform.
- Communications (requests/complaints) from parents/guardians should be addressed to the Principal. When communicating with the Principal, Parents/Guardians are requested to mention in their letter the Class, Section and Admission No. of their child(ren).
- All the Second Saturdays are meant for Parents/Guardians. Make sure that you visit the School, meet the Teachers of your child(ren) and know about his/her/(their) study, behavior etc. We do not expect the Parents/Guardians to fail to visit the School for more than two subsequent Second Saturdays.
- Parents/Guardians are welcome to visit the School and meet their child(ren) or meet the Teachers after School hours with prior permission of the Principal or Coordinators. Parents/Guardians are requested not to enter any class room during the School hours.
- Parents/Guardians are requested to see the appearance and neatness of their child(ren) before sending him/her(them) to School.
- Parents/Guardians should encourage their child(ren) to participate in the various activities of the School.
- Parents/Guardians should inform the School whenever there are changes in their addresses and mobile numbers.
- Parents should meet the Principal in person to discuss problems faced by them or their ward(s) or to give any practical suggestion(s) for improvement.
- We request the Parents/Guardians to avoid private tutors as far as possible. It has been found that a majority of privately tutored students are slackers in class as they depend on tutors to do homework allotted to them.
- The Parents/Guardians, who bring lunch box(es) are requested to leave it/(them) at the gate with a tag(s) specifying the name(s), class(es) and section(s) of the student(s) concerned.
- Parents are expected to pay the School fees on time. Before each exam, Hall-Ticket will be issued only to those with no fee dues. An SMS will be sent regarding pending fees.
- Parents/Guardians are requested to refrain from requesting for permission to take their child(ren) out of School during school hours for flimsy reasons. If a child is found unwell or unusually tired, he/she must be allowed to rest at home.
GUIDELINES TO STUDENTS
- Be punctual
- You should greet the Principal and all the Staff Members when you meet them.
- Stand up and wish when a teacher or the Principal enters your classroom.
- Be polite and courteous. Respect the fellow students and be mindful of your language.
- Be truthful and honest in all situations, especially during the Tests, Examinations and submission of Assignments.
- Maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness always along with keeping your nails trimmed; mouth and teeth clean all the time. Wear neat and clean clothes, polish your shoes and change your socks daily.
- Cultivate the habit of saying ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’, ‘Excuse me’, ‘I am sorry’ whenever required.
- You are not expected to take part in any political activity as a student.
- All students of St. Patrick’s will endeavour to vie with each other in proving their loyalty to the School by fostering esprit de corps(spirit of mutual love and loyalty) and by living upto its noble traditions and time honoured customs at all times and in all places.