Rev. Dr. Anil Thomas CM
President De Paul School, Ukkunagaram
“Education Is What Remains After One Has Forgotten Everything He Has Learnt In School.” – Albert Einstein
Today, the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. The economy of the future will demand different competencies and knowledge of a global workforce. Our students have to deepen their routes in our shared values, possess the future-skills mindset and resilience to adapt and overcome new challenges. A school is a place where all children grow not just in size, not even in knowledge, but in curiosity, courage, confidence, resourcefulness, patience, competence, and understanding. We must make untiring efforts to inculcate strong values in our children. Values that would help them to distinguish right from wrong and make the world a better place to live.
Children must be taught how to think and not what to think. De Paul School is determined to provide the ecosystem to stretch our students holistically. I am forever grateful to the Principal, Staff, and Students for the concerted effort and professionalism put in the direction of systematic reform in providing quality education so that the flag of St Vincent’s School fly higher and the divine for his goodness and faithfulness.
All this is not possible without the constant support of our parents and the trust they repose in our competent, highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated teachers. Let us all work in unison to achieve group goals and objectives and usher into an era of education that is forward looking and is participative.
“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid of standing still”.