St. John’s Public School, Nagpur, Maharashtra
A brief history of the school
St. John’s School is a private Roman Catholic English Medium School with co-education in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The motto of our school is ‘Empower to Excel’. Situated in the heart of the orange city of Maharashtra, it had a humble beginning in the year 2009. St. Joseph’s Technical Institute, where St. John’s Public School stands now, had its beginning in 1898 and was closed about 100 years later (1997-1999). After about ten years in 2009, it had its rebirth as a CBSE school with the name Fr. Peter Mermier Pre-primary School under the leadership of the founder Fr. Pius Gonsalves. The school later got its name as St. John’s Public School in the year 2012.
The symbol of our patron St. John is the Eagle. This reminds of the fact that St. John took the teachings of Jesus to a new level of understanding, similarly we aim to empower our children to excel in every sphere of their lives.
The school has three houses represented by the colours: Red, Blue and Green into which each student is divided. The investiture ceremony every year appoints a new set of Student Council Members consisting of 28 members including the Head boy, head girl, vice head boy and vice head girl, house captains and various cabinet ministers who take up the responsibility to uphold the high values and standards of the school through various activities and duties assigned to them.
St. John’s Public School, Nagpur hosts spacious classrooms with large windows for ample light and air to flood in, an audio-visual smart learning is initiated through the E-learning boards installed in every classroom, a well-resourced library with a collection of wide range of books, an assembly hall, RO water coolers to provide clean drinking water facilities to the children. A well-maintained basketball court, football ground, cricket pitch, table-tennis setup and well-equipped laboratories for subjects such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The school organises Sports Events, Inter-House Quiz Competitions, Extempore, Debate, Prepared Speech, Colour and Splash, Independence and Republic Day Celebrations as part the Co-Scholastic Activities for the all round personality development of the students.
To inculcate life skills amongst the students, we have started a drive by the name of ‘Neki Ka Pitara’ (Helping Hands) whereby we installed a fridge in the school campus in which the students contribute their offerings of love in the form of various items on their birthdays. This is then distributed to the under privileged children under the banners of various missionaries.
Teacher Welfare and Development Programs
It is the need of the modern world to empower our learners with modern skills to able to deal with it and for that we teachers need to adopt our roles and techniques. St. John’s Public School provides ample opportunities to the teachers to update and upgrade themselves with the 21st century teaching-learning skills through its eminent resource persons like:
Mrs. Raja Rajeswari — Freelance trainer from Spring Ahead Foundation Hyderabad, who focuses primarily on the following factors.
- Learners as Leaders: Under this skill even learners who are slower academically can also be given leadership with some simple tasks which focuses on their likings.
- Linking Text to Ignite Imagination: Under this skill role play, visualising a situation, writing short poem, dialogues with real and imaginary characters boost the creativity and imagination of the children.
Dr. Neelkanth — Consulting psychologist, freelance trainer, councillor and life coach. He has also done his Ph. D in Psychology. He focuses primarily on the following factors:
- To help students develop problem solving skills to be able to take their own decisions.
- De-addiction from behavioural disorders.
St. John’s Public School aims at imparting sound education for the all round development of each child who will be an asset to the country and honour to the family.
At present the school functions with around 900 students and sufficient qualified teaching and non-teaching staff. It strives to provide quality education to the utmost satisfaction of the students and parents.