Education is a continuous and creative process.
It aims to develop the capacities latent in human nature and
to coordinate their expression for the enrichment and progress
of society. St. Ann’s High School (S.S.C) section for
the past four decades has always been accompanying its students
through the period of their evolution during which they mature
in their identity, make the fundamental life choices according
to ethical criteria and acquire for themselves a first reflex
vision of reality. This follow-up has been achieved through
a systematic and articulated complex of elements like the cultural
and educative contents imparted, the significant relationships
offered and the climate created.
Education faces everywhere today a fragmentation of the total
value-system and the limitations of institutions in recomposing
and representing the whole. Furthermore, the quantity of information
has increased vastly, as also the need to possess it in order
to survive in the job market.
The school is often seen by those who frequent it as a place
where the knowledge necessary for a future job is acquired.
Faced with this difficulty, educators often limit themselves
to insist on the acquiring of knowledge and training for a
job laying an exclusive emphasis on intellectual performance
and thus overlooking other important aspects of the person
that are under strong attack today.
We at St. Ann’s strive, so as not to limit ourselves
to be a prestigious centre of instruction but are aiming at
influencing the conscience and character of the young, giving
them a value-system that will enable them to live out their
vocation as true women in society.
It is widely accepted today that education ought to be an
agent of social change. We endeavour to create in the pupils
an awareness of the social realities in which they are immersed
rousing in them a sense of solidarity and compassion, stimulating
a passion for justice in society.
Changes in society is brought about to a great extent by politics
where decisions are made that affects the lives of millions.
Hence we strive to help our students grow up in political awareness.
The mass media today are a powerful force for good or for
evil among vast number of people, especially the young. Because
of the power of their language, the extent of their influence
and the uninterrupted flood of messages they pour out, they
wield an influence far greater than that of any other educative
mechanism. Education in respect of mass media, helps them to
decipher and evaluate for themselves the messages that come
to them from every side and train them to a critical and responsible
use of the media.
Every human being has to face a variety of problems and seek
solutions. Young students pass through an identity crisis and
face conflicting values and role models. The need for counseling
and guidance is very essential in their lives to help them
build up their own value-system and their philosophy of life.
If education is concerned with the growth of the whole human
person, it cannot ignore the sexual dimension of the student
and her need for knowledge and guidance in this area. A concerted
effort is made to provide an education that is necessary according
to the various stages of growth of the pupils.
Sports, games and all other co-curricular activities that
contribute towards the wholesome development of students has
always occupied a vital place in the school calender.
In conclusion we strongly believe and affirm that St. Ann’s
will continue to be a sacred temple of learning, offering a
privileged ambient for integral formation ……
Will continue to climb greater heights and dream bigger dreams.