True happiness in this world is the right terrestrial aim of man and true happiness lies in the finding and maintenance of a natural harmony of spirit, mind and body. Dear Students, when sorrows come into your life and threaten to destroy the very things you treasure most, your happiness and joy, and when that crushing power threatens everything worthwhile, and clouds of darkness gather and you find it hard to smile, lift your head and let the world hear every word you say. With faith and love go forward to the goal that is set before you. Remember you are the bright citizens of tomorrow. The time you have today, make use of it in a better way, the three things which you cannot get back is time, a spoken word and opportunity. Each day’s lesson taught by your teacher is the step to victory. Your teacher is your second mother, whom you have to respect and love.
The world of today is filled with turmoil, war, hatred, violence and intolerance. Remember that only tolerance can save the world. Tolerance teaches the lesson of patience. In the absences of tolerance the situation is bound to drift to chaos, instability, death and destruction. Tolerance is the key to world peace, prosperity and harmony.
Dear Teachers, when you are over-burdened with life’s toil and earthly care, when life becomes so dreary, it seems more than you can bear, when weariness overcomes you and you yearn for peaceful rest, turn to the Lord for rest, because trials of the day leave you discouraged and depressed. When you think there is no song within your heart and feels that you cannot teach students because all the students are not the same, then turn your thoughts to gladness for the great teacher is there to help you.
Dear one and all, my humble wish for all of you is that when fortune smiles upon you, and your cup of joy is full, when everything you want is yours and life seems wonderful, when days and weeks go flitting by, try to hear your voice speaking within that you are not alone – God is with you to support and guide you through your journey of life.
Parents, your child, are the precious gift of God. Love them, take care of them and mould them whenever it is needed. Beware lest all these treasures of this earth lead your children astray. Whatever your children may be, for life is ever changing, love can conquer everything, so conquer your children with love. By which sadness turns to gladness, and sorrows change to happiness. God is always there to calm your fears. So trust in Him always.
May God bless each one of you.
Bishop Paul Hinder OFM CAP
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. " - Nelson Mandala
As we are in a time of extraordinary change and uncertainty , it is vital to prepare our young students to embrace the uncertain challenges ,by allowing them to build ,construct ,converse their ideas and transform them into visuals.
We live in a world that is constantly changing at an ever increasing pace. In fact we are swimming in a sea of information.
We at St.Joseph’s School strive to provide students opportunities to engage in learning across multiple disciplines so that our students will become lifelong learners ,so that they continue to learn, grow throughout their lives.
We truly believe Education is the most powerful weapon through which we can change the world.
Our Vision is to educate, innovate , empower to become Global citizens .
Vice Principal’s Message
The Ripple Effect
I alone cannot change the world.
But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
Throw a stone into a pool of water. Then watch the ripples begin… Circle after circle, the swirls move out, spreading, travelling out in an ever expanding ring, wider, farther… Then they TOUCH something before they slowly vanish. The little agents that cause the ripple are the ones that carry the Magic of “Touch”
- A word of comfort…
- A caring deed…
- An advice at the right moment…
- An act of kindness in times of need…
- A helping hand to ease the burden…
- A smile to cheer the lonely…
- An understanding heart to warm the lowly…
These are some of the pebbles that make the positive ripples that can “make a change” that Mother Teresa dreamed of and practiced; a sound example for all to follow. To realize this and to act is the need of the hour.
We carry within us this capacity; the capacity to make a difference in small ways, for better or for worse. The “Negative Pebbles” can cause the same kind of ripples as the positives…
In James W. Foley’s words,
Drop an unkind word or careless; in a minute you forget,
But there’s little waves a-flowing and there’s ripples circling yet.
And perhaps in some sad heart, a mighty wave of tears you’ve stirred,
And disturbed a happy life; ere you dropped that unkind word!
So the word of caution here is to be a “positive pebble”.
Keep your thoughts pure, your words kind, your deeds caring and let your intensions be always good.
Be a ‘drop’ to make a joyous ripple.