Wish you a very happy & grace filled New Year. May Joy & Success be yours all through this year.
If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life, they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, "I want to be successful, be happy, make a good living," and that is it. They are all wishes and none of them are clear Goals.
Goals must be SMART:
S -- specific. For example, "I want to lose weight." This is wishful thinking. It becomes a goal when I pin myself down to "I will lose 10 pounds in 90 days."
M -- must be measurable. If we cannot measure it, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement is a way of monitoring our progress.
A -- must be achievabl. Achievable means that it should be out of reach enough to be challenging but it should not be out of sight, otherwise it becomes disheartening.
R -- realistic. A person who wants to lose 50 pounds in~30 days is being unrealistic.
T -- time-bound. There should be a starting date and a finishing date.
All the very best & God bless you….
Dear Parents, 14/10/2017
I know it’s an odd question to ask you and not your kids but still I wanted to ask you. “Have you ever played a video game?”
We are bit outdated when it comes to video games whereas our children are experts in this arena. We prefer to sit and watch them playing with our eyes wide open rather than trying to play and get stuck at the same level again and again.
I would like to draw my message out of this to all of us.
Life is like a brand new video game. As you play, you need to unlock the future so does our life unfolds before us as we live every moment. Life is full of surprises just like a video game. Sometimes its interesting to play and we are eagerly looking forward to unlock the future levels immediately. Every level has got its difficulty level and its own treasures to gather on the go. As you play, you get protected, you get more lives, you build more. So does in life, nature and nurture are so conducive that we enjoy living our lives to the fullest.
Unfortunately, video game has a reload button while Life is oneway game. It has to be lived with much more care and concern or else we get stuck to life in some phase as we never had a HOW TO LIVE manual handed on to us.
As Parents, you would have realised by now, having played your own game of life, the most difficult phase is your child’s phase of school life. I would say, the Troubled teen phase they go through. It is troubled phase for the only reason that they don’t know whether they are kids anymore or adults already. There is a confusion in their behaviour oscillating between maturity and immaturity. There is an identity crisis and this is their transition period from childhood to adulthood. Though, there is no LIFE MANUAL to guide them, there is still a good news. There is a wonderful solution to get them across this difficult phase.
THEY HAVE YOU
You have gone before them in this life and you know the difficulties of your time as well as theirs. Who else can better accompany them in their game of life.
With the counsel of the Elders- Grandparents, Parents, Teachers and Well Wishers, they will be able to unlock the treasures of the future and thus we will be moulding honest and holistic citizens of this world.
P.S: Dear Parents, I would consider you as the ALL ACCOMPLISHED MEN AND WOMEN for your kids.
Happy Parenting! Happy Childhood!
Dear Parents, 05/06/2017
Wishing you joy, happiness and contentment in your life and work.
One of the Educational methods of Don Bosco is the Preventive System, which consists essentially in disposing the pupils to obey not from fear or compulsion, but from persuasion.
In this system, all force must be excluded, and in its place charity must be the mainspring of action.
Whether we accept or not, the most creative job in the world is to teach, because we are handling human lives, that can become an asset or curse to our future.If we keep teaching the same things again and again, imagine the world would have been in chaos. The education of children is the most important task parents, or a nation, have to undertake; on them the future well-being of the world depends. Through the combined efforts of home, community and school, education has to create men and women capable of doing new things well, not simply repeating what earlier generations have done; but to form people who are insightful, creative, inventive and who accept responsibility for the well-being of others.
Education has always involved giving young people both roots and wings; roots to understand where they have come from, and wings to fly to where they need to go. Without knowing their roots, they can never know their strengths and weaknesses. And knowing their strengths and weaknesses, they can further qualify themselves to be deep rooted in what they think is their future. I believe all our efforts driven towards such direction of giving roots and wings to our students in the transformative learning culture would definitely make our children to share, to innovate and succeed in life and work.
God bless St. Bede’s Anglo Indian
Rector & Correspondent