Change is inevitable. Nothing is constant as change. Heraclitus, the ancient Greek philosopher, summed it up well. “Panta rei” which means “Everything changeth”. Heraclitus saw change not only as something that we must accept but we must also celebrate change. Remember, if nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies. I am sure that after reading this article, you will not be the same person. Either you will resent what I have written or you will agree with me.
Our hockey ground was a grass jungle for nearly a decade. Nobody ventured to walk in for fear of snakes & rodents. Today Andrews has a turf instead. It is a great pleasure to see the transformation. A welcome change! A change that is being copied by other schools. In the previous issue of Andromedia, the primary parents expressed their joy and gratitude for changing the school timings. They embraced change with joy.
Sometimes we do not welcome change. We resist and complain about changes. Yes! Change is stressful because it is comfortable to stay with the familiar. Change resistors focus on what they have to give up rather than what they or others have to gain. Unfortunately, if we don’t change we don’t grow and if we don’t grow, we ossify, petrify eventually becoming fossils. Although, St. Andrews High School began in 1780, a pioneer school, it is not an educational dinosaur. A small example of our school marching with the times. St. Andrews is the only school in India that has lockers for student mobiles. A welcome change for the students and parents.
I am happy to announce more changes. Andrean Child Centre & Sunshine Nursery moves into newly built, modern air- conditioned classrooms. The new timings are:
Senior K.G: 9am to 12noon
Junior K.G: 9am to 11.45am
Nursery: 9.30am to 11.30am
I am very sure that parents are going to rejoice with these changes. From the suggestions received from the secondary parents, the school management has decided to change the secondary section timings.
Secondary Section: 8.15am to 2pm
Reasons for the change in timings are numerous. Earlier we had the ‘shift system’. Now the primary section attends school in the morning. Besides secondary students will have sufficient time to attend to their personal needs. The students who attend coaching sessions will not miss classes.
When we embrace the revolving door of change, we welcome life in all its fullness. The opposite of change is static, routine, boring. Hence, let us appreciate change…. Celebrate change!
Fr. Magi Murzello
M.Sc. M.Ed, MBA,
P.G.D.E.M., M.A. (Edu),M.A.(Eng),