In pursuit of excellence with the motto “Duty First”
- Established in the year 1963, at the behest of D.L.W. Management, to provide Quality Education to its wards in the school. St. John’s has emerged as premier Educational Institution in its past forty six glorious years of its existence. The dynamic educationalists like Rev. Fr. Aurelious, Mr. Xavier Pinto, Fr. Joseph, Fr. Peter, Fr. Jacob, Fr. Lawrence,Fr. David and Fr. Susai Raj had rendered their valuable service in the past years. St. John’s, along with imparting knowledge tries to foster innovation, cultivate values, create creativity, build character, instill self discipline and enkindle wisdom in the lives of the students which in turn has brought forth change and transformation in the lives of people of Varanasi as well as in the whole of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
- February and March months are crucial for lakhs of students as they appear for the Class X and Class XII board examinations. I want to wish all our students the best of luck in their forthcoming council exams. While as parents there seems to be no harm in wanting their children to perform well in the board exams, there have been increasing reports of students suffering mental breakdowns and health issues due to this exam stress in the recent years. Teachers and parents need to support their children and not pressure them to conform to the societal norms of success. They must focus on building children’s confidence rather than critisising them for not spending time in studies. The exam stress and anxiety related issues can be dealt with self-confidence. Students’ efforts are to be appreciated rather than coercing them to secure 100%.
- Some tips will help the students to prepare themselves to face the exam, results of which will decide the direction of their future studies. Always remain cheerful and positive. Encourage them to rise above the negativity and doubt. Students need to take some time off to listen to their favourite soothing music. A lighter diet with plenty of water at intervals and a minimum of 8 – hour sleep certainly will help to de- stress the exam fever. Regular moderate exercise, a game or some yoga exercises can enhance concentration and add much needed efficiency and energy during exam time. One must have a good, solid study plan. Knowledge of complete syllabus, marking scheme with weightage of the chapters of the subjects along with topics will definitely assist in the preparation to face the board exams. Having an essential and basic study material will help to focus on the subject. Some time to solve sample papers or previous year’s papers must be in the time management schedule. Students should create a schedule for one subject at a time which can be modified as per their preferences. Setting a specific time to study every day will makes things much easier. Group discussions, interactions and sharing among friends will benefit even one who is involved.
- Once again, wishing you the very best for the exams!
Fr. Louis Braggs