The primary focus of Jesuit education is to train our students to become persons of conscience, competence, compassion and commitment. Along with academic excellence where students are trained to understand and analyse the challenges they face in life with critical and creative thinking skills, we lay emphasis on fostering human excellence in our students so that they grow in empathy, social responsibility and learn to discern between the good and the bad and grow as persons of great moral and spiritual character. For the last 160 years St Joseph’s Boys High School (SJBHS) has faithfully pursued these goals with single-minded focus, commitment and dedication.
One of the greatest strengths of SJBHS is cura personalis (care for the individual person). We see our students as powerhouses of talent and resources to be nurtured through a proper process of personal accompaniment rather than empty buckets to be filled with a large amount of information. The school curriculum is designed to facilitate intellectual, affective, moral and spiritual growth of each student. Transforming individual persons who in turn initiate the processes of transformation to make this world a better place has been one of the main focuses of education imparted at St Joseph’s Boys High School.
Joel Barker has rightly mentioned, “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” We are convinced that the great vision of our school would have remained a mere dream without the support and cooperation of our collaborators. Hence we place on record our sincere gratitude to our dedicated and committed staff, members of the Parent Teacher Association and our exceptional Old Boys Association. They have truly been our collaborators, ceaselessly toiling with faith and supporting us in all our endeavours to make our school a ‘centre of transformation’.
I wish Fr Sunil Cletus Fernandes SJ, Principal and his team of collaborators, God's choicest blessings and the strength to continue their journey of imparting quality education that stays true to our tradition while being relevant to the ever changing times.
Fr. Brian Pereira SJ