St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur

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St. Xavier's High School
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Location
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India
Coordinates 23°01′51″N 72°35′03″E / 23.0308°N 72.5843°E / 23.0308; 72.5843Coordinates: 23°01′51″N 72°35′03″E / 23.0308°N 72.5843°E / 23.0308; 72.5843
Information
Type Independent co-educational primary and secondary (1-10);
co-educational higher secondary (11th and 12th grade)
Motto A Teneris Impende Laborem
Apply yourself to hardwork from an early age
Established 1935; 83 years ago (1935)
Chairman Bishop Thomas Ignatius Macwan
Principal Fr. Titus De Costa
Faculty 180
Grades 1–12
Classes 36
Campus 12 acres (49,000 m2)
Affiliations Roman Catholic, Jesuit
Website
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St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur, India is an English and Gujarati medium primary and secondary school administered by the Jesuits. It was established in 1935.[1]

History[edit]

The Sisters of Mount Carmel founded the school in a few rooms to the right of the present compound. They ran it for a year before handing it over to the Society of Jesus. For need of more space St. Xavier's High School Loyola Hall across the Sabarmati River was opened, and in 1975 become a separate school, eight kilometers away. Plans for a third Xavier high school in Ahmedabad began in 2009,[2] and it was graduating students by 2012.[3][4]

St. Xavier's is managed by the Xavier Education Society and prepares students for the Secondary and Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination. It includes kindergarten through 12th standard (science and commerce), with parallel classes taught in Gujarati and in English.[5]

Among its sports facilities are a taekwondo center opened in 2016.[6] Yoga was introduced in 2016.[7]

An alumni association, Xaviers Alumni Mirzapur (XAM), was founded in 2014.[8]

In 2014 it began sponsoring a Christmas Carnival that was widely attended, including the Mayor, Bishop, Swami, and cultural groups like the Adivasi dancers.[9][10]

In 2010 a student from the school ranked 10th in Gujarat state in the science exam for class XII.[11]

At the same time, Dalits might complain that government policy excluding Christians from special reservation privileges, and an early focus on schools in the large cities catering to the better-off, have worked against them.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "St.Xavier's High School Archives - Indian Memory Project". Indian Memory Project. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Ahmedabad to get more St Xavier's schools | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  3. ^ navin sindhwani (2012-06-25), farewell dance in st'xaviers hansol, retrieved 2016-12-20 
  4. ^ "St.Xavier's High School, Hansol, Ahmedabad". www.gujaratnow.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  5. ^ "St.Xavier's High School, Mirzapur, Ahmedabad - 380 001". www.xaviersmirzapur.com. Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  6. ^ "taekwondo-ahmedabad". taekwondo-ahmedabad. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  7. ^ "ST XAVIER'S HIGH SCHOOL IN MIRZAPUR INTRODUCES YOGA FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS | in.amdavad.info". Scoop.it. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  8. ^ name, Your. "Home Page". xaviersalumnimirzapur.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Christmas Carnival at St. Xavier's, Mirzapur..." Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  10. ^ "3rd Christmas Carnival rally was held by St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur. | Jagadish Christian.Com". jagadishchristian.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  11. ^ "In a first, 4 English medium rankers in merit list - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  12. ^ Franco, Fernando; Macwan, Jyotsna; Ramanathan, Suguna (2004-01-01). Journeys to Freedom: Dalit Narratives. Popular Prakashan. ISBN 9788185604657.