We create a conducive ambiance for the students to learn and appreciate the cultural heritage of India. We celebrate national and religious festivals and integrate these occasions to give awareness to the students on different social issues and to make them grow desc in social concerns.
We create awareness among the students to become eco - friendly through seminars and rallies. We celebrate the environment protection week in all our Schools.
We impart Human Rights education to the students up to 9th standard to make education an instrument for liberation. We create opportunities for the students to learn Human Rights Education through trained teachers, seminars, exposure and cultural programmes. We celebrate the Human Rights day meaningfully. We organize seminars and rallies that emphasize on Human Rights Education.We encourage the students to participate in the rallies organized for condemning human rights violations.
We realize the importance of sex education to the students and educate them through instructions and cultural programmes.
The education has been considered the most significant instrument to change the position of women in the society. As the violence against women increases considerably today we give importance to feminism and emphasize on the following: celebrating the Women’s Day significantly, giving awareness to the parents on the importance of feminism, making the students aware of the dignity and rights of women.
We identify and provide opportunities to our students to move into practical social action. To connect knowledge to life experiences outside the school and to understand the life realities of the poor, the following experiential based programmes are organized: Field trips (like village exposure), Outreach programmes (like visiting the hospitals, refugees camp, prison: visiting and supporting the victims of natural disaster, accidents) and Camps
Co-Curriculum is not only teaching and learning in classroom. It also includes work in library, laboratory and workshop, participation in games and sports in playground and numerous informal contacts between teacher and pupils in these places. In these informal contacts there are very many activities. One of which is co-curricular activities. It is a part of curriculum of the institution. These are activities that are normally voluntary and are set apart from the regular school curriculum.
CCAs are an integral part of our students’ holistic education. Through CCA, students discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. CCA also promotes friendships among students from diverse backgrounds as they learn, play and grow desc together. Participation in CCA fosters social integration and deepens students’ sense of belonging, commitment and sense of responsibility to school, community and nation.
Sports and games are the integral part of education at St.Anne’s for sports and games play a vital role in the holistic formation of students. Many of our students have won prizes at the District, State and National levels.
Picnics and Educational Tours are arranged by the Management every year. The education trips/excursions reinforce what a teacher has been instructing in class about a subject, take the students into a new environment and give them a chance to build closer bonds with their classmates. Hence we arrange education trips in our schools.
We stand committed to nurture a Catholic culture of faith as a personalized way of life of Catholic students. A complete catechetical course and an introduction to an intelligent participation in the Church’s liturgy and prayer-life remain key components of our faith education in our schools.We give importance to the spiritual formation of our students of other faiths who form the vast majority in our schools and colleges.
We assist them to develop a personal set of values and principles and become persons of character and integrity, internalizing the social aspects of their religious traditions and thus leading them to experience personal well-being. We educate students and staff to accept and respect differences based on religion and culture and nurture inter religious dialogue in our campus.
At the beginning of the academic year an orientation programme is conducted for all the students for one day.(ii). Bridge Course
For about 15 days in the beginning of the academic year bridge-course is conducted to enable the students refresh their learning.(iii). Seminars and workshops to advance learning
Apart from the regular curriculum, we take different efforts to cultivate learning and understanding in the students. Special seminars are organised with the help of resource persons in the following diverse fields: ecology awareness programmes, English learning coaching classes, human rights classes, leadership training programme, media education, personality development workshops, psychological assessments and counselling, sex education, yoga classes.(iv). Computer Education
Computer education is part of our curriculum to keep students abreast of the developments in information technology. In all our schools computer labs are well equipped with required infrastructure. So Computer Education is beneficial for our students as they step out into the world which has become techno-savvy.(v). Establishing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Teaching Facilities
To support and facilitate teachers’ professional competence; To provide opportunities for the teachers to experiment with emerging technologies, thereby aid in the provision of interesting and creative presentation of content; To increase the opportunities for the teachers to collaborate and network with colleagues, thereby increase communication and exchange of linkages among themselves; To transform teaching and help teachers to be more efficient and effective, thereby increase their interests in teaching; To promote rethinking and revision of curriculum and instructional strategies; To help students to carry out more independent work and give the teacher more time to focus on teaching higher level concepts in the classroom; To engender a multi-media presence in the classroom.(vi). Tuition and remedial classes
For the academically challenged students who are slow learners, remedial classes are conducted during weeks after/before regular class hours. Special care and attention is given to the weak students which is quite difficult in the general class room situation. The remedial classes have benefited the students and many students have a chance to pass and realize their potential. Remedial class has gone a long way in improving our results in the board exams.
At the beginning of the academic year an orientation programme is conducted for all the teaching staff at least for two days
Once in a year two-day common retreat is conducted for all the teaching staff.
Once in a year two-days refreshing course is conducted for all the teaching staff besides the government - organized programmes. The following are the some of the programmes organized for the teachers in our institutions:
Training programme on various subjects; Training programmes by the Department; English/Hindi/Kannada training; On development of life - A psychological approach; Personality development; Importance of team work; Human rights education; Mentoring the Mentors for science teachers; English Grammar classes; Effective methods of teaching; Communication skill, life skill and teaching techniques; Dealing with the deprived class of children; Efforts to be taken to give quality education; How to get better results?; Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) Training programme.Seminars and workshops
Time Management, Goal setting in work and personal life, Media awareness, YSM Seminar and Ecology.Spiritual formation to the Catholic Staff
Parent Teachers Association exists in all the schools. The PTA is a platform for the parents to interact with the teaching faculty. Through the interaction teachers are able to get a feedback from parents regarding their home environment and the impact it has on the students’ performance. Based on this information and the personal case study made by class teachers, due steps are taken to improve the academic performance of students.
Also as and when needed parents are called personally to discuss about their ward. Based on that corrective measures are taken and many a time qualitative improvement for the better is seen in our students. In certain cases home visit are made by the staff members to look into their family background and render help if necessary
“The higher education so much needed today is not given in the school, is not to be bought in the market place, but it has to be wrought out in each one of us for herself; it is the silent influence of character on character.”
Thinking Big’ in terms of giving quality education that forms persons of integrity, intellect and innovation is the hallmark of Higher Education as it makes every student to make choices and engender a new society. Jawaharlal Nehru, in his address to the graduates of the Allahabad University in 1947 said,“Higher Education stands for humanism, for tolerance, for reason, for the adventure ideas and for the search for truth. It stands for the onward march of the human race toward higher objectives.” These words focus on the formation of character.
Higher Education ought to free young to be themselves with the power to discern, to challenge, to appreciate, to be positive and different and to be fully human and fully alive. The ultimate goal of higher education is the insertion of the young person into society as responsible citizen.
We consider always that education is a noble mission in which the students undergo all round formation. We take preferential option for the girls who hail from the marginalized sections of the society. It is with this intention, we establish colleges. We receive this vision from our Mother Foundress Thatipathri Gnanamma. She contemplated over the situation and empathized with women of her time in the 19th century who were deprived of education and thus marginalized. She lit the candle of education and enlightened the women to stand the challenges of life.
We impart to our students must make them conscious of the purposefulness in life, responsibility in creating homes that are based on eternal values, ethical principles and the teachings of Jesus, which in turn would create a more harmonious and just society. Only then God’s Kingdom will be established here on earth.
The role of teachers in influencing the minds and hearts of students is undoubtedly remarkable one and all generations have recognized this fact. The success story of our educational institutions is solely due to the team work and uncompromising conviction of the call of God and the vision of our Foundress Mother Gnanamma.While it is true that the whole world experiences all kinds of change, whether it is economics or social or political, the truth is that Education of Girl children do empower them with economic freedom, family responsibility and social commitment. Indeed it is heartening to note that students who have passed out from our institutions hold on to cherish the values they have inculcated during their formative years and are strongly convinced that these are the things that make them stand apart from the rest.
Varadarajenpet Via - Andimadam Ariyalur Dist - 621805
Tel: 04331 - 293711
Website : www.mothergnanammacollege.org
No2, Cambridge Road Halarsuru Banglore - 560008
Tel : 080 - 25555014, 25544454
website : www.saintannescollege.in
Jeevan Bhima Nagar Banglore - 560075
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Nothing could be more fulfilling than to realize the team spirit, the eagerness and dedication of all the sisters who are involved in the Educational apostolate of our Congregation.
We are convinced, deeply committed, strongly encouraged and whole heartedly work towards fulfilling the great vision of our Foundress Mother Gnanamma. Our Education Ministry aims to broaden the opportunities for growth and optimize human potential to create an innovative and competitive community of individuals. We believe that creative and holistic education leads to the development of a value system, resilient economy and a thriving society.