From the Principal’s Desk
Welcome to St Xavier's School Jawalakhel
An institution is not only a structure where a group of people spend time to perform a similar task to achieve a set goal, it is rather a culture of sharing life with each other. Similarly, St Xavier’s Jawalakhel is not only an education institution but it is a culture in itself. Thousands of students have graduated from here, thousands of parents and guardians have shared their life, hundreds of teachers have shared their knowledge and many coworkers have laboured to create St Xavier’s Jawalakhel culture. I would like to welcome all of you to experience this priceless ethos with us.
“TEAM ABOVE SELF: Respect, Responsibility, Resilience” is the chosen theme of this academic year. The world today is attracted towards Individualism and selfishness is in a rise. We have seen individuals become egoistic even to the level of destroying others so that his/her ego is not challenged. The world needs virtues such as cooperation, networking, solidarity, team work etc. We in St Xavier's Jawalakhel have chosen this theme in order that we stand as a beacon of light for those who find the world selfish. We want to show the world that as a human society we must live together respecting each other and the world, taking the responsibility for ones actions and other's life, and resilient in working as a team to create a better human society.
We, in St Xavier’s Jawalakhel, try our best to fashion a culture of “Conscience, Competence, Commitment and Compassion”. These 4 Cs are the pillars of Jesuit education with the foundation on Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), based on the solid rock of Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. The world today needs a platform from where we could see all individuals as equals, therefore, we need to build a stage where we could walk hand in hand with each other. We should consciously walk with those who are discriminated, disregarded, devalued or pushed to the peripheries of humanity. Let us join hands in helping our students to learn to generate such a culture in St Xavier’s Jawalakhel, where everyone is treated with respect and love.
Live for God, Lead for Nepal
Fr Samuel Simick, S.J.