Fr. (Dr.) Francis Swamy S.J.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Change is always associated with liveliness. I firmly believe that education should be a process of learning, unlearning, and relearning. A school must offer an environment wherein students will learn by interacting with nature, society, and their own selves. A student should be aware of what he is learning and use it for the good of society. He should have an open mind to relearn the things that will make him more human. The goal of our school is to make our students spiritually men and women of character.
Daniel Burnham, the American architect and urban planner who was instrumental in the development of the skyscraper once said,“Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir your blood to action. Make big plans, aim high in work, and hope.” Thus, it has been with Campion school. The last 80 years have seen many big plans taking shape: Our children have been provided with a number of opportunities. At Campion, teaching is not limited to ‘listening and learning’. With the interactive panels, Smart Boards from prep to secondary section, 4D printer, and robotics we have a multi-pronged approach to teaching. We salute the long line of teachers and masters, clerical staff and peons, whose blood, toil, sweat and tears to borrow from Winston Churchill, run through every corridor and down every wall of this school.
Here, at Campion School, we firmly believe that the services of every single individual associated with this School are important. We are all members of one team. When we work together, we can achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Now, what are these goals? We strive first for academic excellence. We must bring out the best in our students, whatever the academic subjects they are taught or the practical skills they learn. What we impart to them must also be socially relevant. It must enhance their understanding of the world in which they live and help them to cope with the challenges they face. They must become aware of the various problems people around them are facing, especially mass poverty, social injustices, and environmental degradation. Learning experiences in the school must be designed for the all-round development of their personalities. Jesuit education attaches prime importance to character formation, i.e., the imbibing of universal values like honesty, integrity, courage, perseverance, patriotism, and selfless service to the needy. We expect that the students will turn out to be broad-minded persons, who realize that they are so: first and foremost, that they are human beings and citizens of the world. Discrimination on the basis of race, caste, religion, language, culture, nation, or region, must find NO place in their thinking and dealings with people.
The education they receive in this School must make them men and women of conscience (i.e., upright), compassionate for all living creatures (or humaneness), and committed to duty. The school must foster the spirit of cooperation rather than unhealthy competition.
As we mark the 80th year of Campion School, let us pledge to work even harder to further the vision and mission of Campion and build a future where all members of the human family are connected and enjoy access to our services.