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St. Xavier's High School in collaboration with parents and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes to empower them to become life-long learners and productive citizens in an ever-changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations, strives to meet individual’s needs and values diversity
St. Xavier's High School recognizes the child as a natural learner, and knowledge as the outcome of the child's own activity. In our everyday lives outside the school, we enjoy the curiosity, inventiveness and constant querying of children. They actively engage with the world around them, exploring, responding, inventing and working things out, and making meaning.
Childhood involves being socialized into adult society, into acquiring and creating knowledge of the world and oneself in relation to others in order to understand, to act, and to transform. Each new generation inherits the storehouse of culture and knowledge in society by integrating it into one’s own web of activities and understanding, and realizing its ‘fruitfulness’ in creating afresh. ’Child-centered’ pedagogy at St. Xavier's High School gives primacy to children’s experiences, their voices, and their active participation. This approach drives curriculum planning in keeping with children’s psychological development and interests. The plans therefore respond to physical, cultural and social preferences within the wide diversity of characteristics and needs.
We provide a broad, balanced, challenging curriculum which will enable children to develop the skills, abilities and qualities of thought which will include:
1. The ability to communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of ways and contexts;
2. An understanding of the application of mathematical ideas and the ability to use them in various situations;
3.  An ability to use scientific methods of investigation;
4. An appreciation of the concepts of time and place and an understanding of the factors influencing the development of the human and natural world;
5. The ability to analyze and solve problems; seeking and interpreting appropriate evidence, considering and applying solutions;
6. Agility and physical co-ordination, confidence in and through physical activity, and the ability to express feeling through movement;
7. The ability to acquire information from a variety of sources and to use it effectively, including Information Communication Technology;
8. Imagination and sensitivity, which will be developed through creative and expressive experiences.
9. Help children develop as individuals and achieve a measure of self-discipline preparing them for their continuing education and equip them for adult life.
10. Promote equal opportunities for all children.
11. Encourage parents to visit and play an active part in their children’s education and in the life of the school.

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