“The training by which the current and expression of will are brought under control and become fruitful is called education.” - Swami Vivekananda
I have come to realise by my formation and education in and through various educational institutions that education is truly a Sacred Mission. The tender process of nurturing a child and helping him or her grow to their full potential is a sustaining and rewarding task. But it is also a complex and taxing job that entails perseverance and sacrifice on the part of the teacher. Great mental and emotional strength is needed to take on the responsibility of guiding and teaching our future generations.
Carmel School is a temple of learning for all children who aspire for knowledge, discipline, creative skills and bright future. We have teachers who are intellectually and emotionally robust to take up their responsibilities to teach, mould and guide the younger generation to triumph. The students hone their skills in our classrooms and gradually gain the treasure of discipline and decorum while being in the campus. We make strenuous efforts for the holistic development of students who enter the school portals. We create an ambience that would stimulate inclusive development and provide the students opportunities to grow and explore by identifying their proficiencies and its progressive reinforcement. We aim at moulding children to be passionate and skilled learners who are able to assess the effectiveness of their learning approach and regulate it according to the demands of the society and make them prolific citizens of the country. Being passionate about learning is not just being passionate about academics; it’s being passionate about knowledge and skill acquisition in general.
Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31). This world is a battleground between wisdom and folly i.e. wise living and foolish living, as well as a combat zone between righteousness and wickedness, good and evil, or right and wrong. “Excel to Serve” is the motto of Carmel School. Knowledge is light and Ignorance is darkness. Knowledge is that which comes next to virtue. There are no possessions like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance. The excellence in enlightenment of the mind from this poverty through the light of knowledge is the stride towards the accomplishment of a healthy Nation through selfless service. I pray, let the minds be ignited and may the dream of wise living be established so that the gleams of light be spread for the construction of an enlightened and healthy nation.
Prayerful regards and best wishes
Fr. Shaiju N Raphel CMI