St. Xavier’s High School has signed up with SOS Children’s Villages for a greater social cause and an enriching lifelong experience for our children.
With over 54 years of committed care and service provided to parentless and underprivileged children, SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India) is one of the largest self-implementing NGOs with pan India presence across 32 projects in 22 States. The mission of SOS Children’s Villages of India is to build loving families and ensure sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of children without parental care. SOS India also focuses on empowering and supporting vulnerable and below poverty line (BPL) families and communities to develop their capacity to effectively protect and care for their children and prevent abandonment. Over 35,000 vulnerable and underprivileged children and youth have been provided direct and quality care since the inception of SOS India.
The partnership between SOS India and St. Xavier’s High School will be key in building understanding and raising awareness and support to ensure that every child has a loving home in India. The partnership would include an exchange programme where children from SOS India will get opportunities to visit the school and be a part of various activities conducted by the school. Students from St. Xavier’s High School will also get a chance to be part of SOS India’s high-intensity internship programme aimed at equipping students with valuable professional experience, strong communications and leadership skills.
Parents would love their children to have experiential learning and sharing such as this one.
XAVATHON : A mini Marathon; A Xavier’s initiative towards a healthy and pollution free Diwali
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. -Michael Jordan.”
School is a temple of learning wherein, its endeavours and initiatives not only lead as examples, but imbibe the value deep in its roots. With pollution level reaching extremely intolerable, the school in association with the Times of India took an initiative to organise a mini marathon called Xavathon.
The event was classified in four categories comprising participants of different age groups: Group A (25-35 years), Group B (36 years and above), Group C (14-16 years), Group D (11-13 years)
The star studded event was witnessed by Asian Games Winners - Divya Kakran (Freestyle Wrestler) and Lakshay Sheoran (Shooter), and Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner Gurugram, presided the event as Chief Guest.
The students and the parents keenly participated in the event with over 700 runners.
The school students also organised a cultural programme including a rock band and a dance performance with a message to celebrate a safe, cracker free and pollution free Diwali.
The DC, the chief guest of the event also emphasised on the fact that pollution increases with each passing year and the celebration of Diwali may take place for one day but the pollution caused during the celebration spoils the environment for a longer period of time. He also urged to promote the planting of more trees to heal the planet and have a better and prosperous planet for our future generations to come. The event was inspiring as the Asian Games winners also had an interactive session with the students around.
The wonderful day ended with the distribution of certificates and medals to the winners and the finishers of the marathon.
“Sports build good habits, confidence and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them into how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes and cherish growth opportunities”
Xaffinity- A Plethora of Colours
There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. – Mary Rose Mc Geady
An art exhibition and sale of artworks was organised by the students of Grade 9thand 10th of St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon to raise funds for flood-ravaged Kerala and to sensitise the masses for taking a step forward in helping the needy. Principal Stanley Anthony inaugurated the Exhibition in the presence of parents, staff and students. He addressed the gathering and apprised the masses present about the importance of coming forward for a social cause.
“Xaffinity-2018”, a day long art exhibition and sale saw artworks by around 100 students who enthusiastically indulged in making beautiful pieces of artwork. The sensitive eyes of the visitors read the way the artwork was constructed and expressed the artist’s virtuosity. They discovered how the young artists were inspired by Mario Miranda, Ravi Verma, Sara Arakkal, M F Hussain and Abanindranath Tagore. This noble initiative was much appreciated by the parents and the staff. The wide-ranging body of works encompassed paintings of various Hindu Deities, natural sceneries, pieces of modern art, Madhubani paintings, sketches, etc. Overwhelming responses from the parents made the event a huge success.No wonder we have Picassos in the making! Out of 107 paintings 104 paintings were sold. Principal of the school thanked the parents for joining their hands encouraging the students and supporting the cause. He declared that the proceedings from the sale of these art pieces will be used for funding the rebuilding of the state of Kerala after the state faced the devastation caused by rains and floods.
The entire sale proceeds shall be contributed towards Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.