St. Xavier's School, Kolhapur

St. Xavier's High School, Kolhapur
Location
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Information
Type Jesuit (Catholic), Government aided
Motto Virtue and Work
Established 1957 (1957)
Principal Fr. James Thorat
Color(s) Red, Green, Gold, Blue, Pink
Website stxavierskolhapur

St. Xavier's High School, Kolhapur, India, is a Jesuit-run, English-medium school in the town of Kolhapur in southern Maharashtra.[1] It became coeducational in 2008. It admits students from kindergarten till the Secondary School Certificate or 10th standard.[2] Established in 1957, the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007 and Diamond Jubilee in 2017.

It is located on the Kasba-Bavda road, opposite New Palace grounds. It has three large playgrounds, a basket ball court, a library, a computer room, and a fully equipped laboratory.

Traditions

The school is run by the members of the Society of Jesus in the Catholic church and follows Christian school traditions like morning prayers, annual feasts (3 December for St. Francis Xavier), and values the Jesuit tradition in education.[3] The school has an inner courtyard which on occasion features synchronized marching by the students.[4] The Jesuits interview all prospective students, and those entering after 5th Standard must also take an entrance exam.

Xavier's has a shield as its emblem, displayed on the chest pocket of the school uniform. It is also on the flag hoisted to the playing of the school anthem on a brass bugle every day.

The students are divided into four houses – Gold, Blue, Green, and Red – that compete at an annual sports competition, with strong rivalry. The most popular events are a tug-of-war and a 2000-metre (500 X 4) relay race between the houses.

Offerings include arts and crafts, dramatics, singing, music, and elocution.[5] Activities include "gathering" which is an annual social event with theatrical performances by the students, and the annual "leaving parade" for the seniors.

The NCC and Scouts organisations are active in the school, involving many students. In their last two years, all the boys are required to do one hour of social service in the local community each week.

Notable alumni

References

  1. "St. Xavier's, Kolhapur – Pune Jesuits". punejesuits.net. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  2. Ads, Acadym Education. "ST XAVIERS HIGH SCHOOL, NAGALA PARK, KOLHAPUR, 416003 | School in NAGALA PARK, KOLHAPUR | Acadym.com". acadym.com. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  3. "ABOUT US | ST. XAVIER'S HIGH SCHOOL KOLHAPUR". www.stxavierskolhapur.com. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  4. kedar mangle (2016-10-06), St. Xavier's High school Kolhapur Maharashtra, retrieved 2017-08-26
  5. "Curriculum | ST. XAVIER'S HIGH SCHOOL KOLHAPUR". www.stxavierskolhapur.com. Retrieved 2017-08-26.

St Xaviers High School, Kolhapur
Sports ground
Residence of the principal
School hall
School cycle stand

Coordinates: 16°42′53.64″N 74°14′6.63″E / 16.7149000°N 74.2351750°E / 16.7149000; 74.2351750

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