"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectation."
I am extremely happy and privileged to join the prestigious St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Bettiah as its Principal during this jubilee year of the school. Our school’s motto is “Service with love”. Our school has been at the service of the people of West Champaran for the last twenty five years, and this year we celebrate God’s faithfulness to us during these years of loving service. As the great Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Through acts of service, our students discover their own potential and make a meaningful contribution to society. Service is the heart of our mission here at St. Xavier’s. We encourage our students to develop a spirit of compassion and empathy towards others, and to use their talents and skills to make a positive impact on the world around them.
Our school is committed to providing a safe, supportive and academically challenging environment that fosters intellectual competency, openness to growth, loving in nature and commitment to faith and justice. Our dedicated members of the staff are passionate about helping students reach their full potential, both academically and personally. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to meet the needs and interests of all our students from early childhood education to high school. We encourage open communication and active participation from all stakeholders in order to create a positive and inclusive learning environment. We aim at forming our students to be "men and women for others, persons of Conscience, Competence and Compassionate Commitment."
We also believe in the importance of love and kindness in all our interactions with others. We strive to create a culture of respect, inclusivity and acceptance, where every student feels valued and supported. In brief, St. Xavier’s is committed to "forming young students who will distinguish themselves by their academic excellence, sound character, spirit of selfless service and leadership qualities."
I invite all our students, parents and staff to embody the values of service, love, faith and education in their actions. Let us work together to create a better world and make a positive impact on our community, our country and the world. May St. Francis Xavier lead us on.
Fr. Armstrong Edison, S.J.
Principal - St. Xavier's School, Bettiah
In all these, one should remember that the goal of education is not merely to obtain good grades and chart out a secure future for oneself. It is to make ourselves better persons who are concerned about the world and its people. We have a responsibility to the society and the world around us and always remember that education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and World better than you found it.