Clubs

“We aim to form leaders in service, men and women of competence,
conscience and compassionate commitment."

Since the time the Jesuits launched their first school in 1548, they have understood that the liberal arts, the natural and social sciences, and the performing arts, joined with all the other branches of knowledge, were powerful means to develop leaders with the potential for influencing and transforming society. For their commitment to education the Jesuits were known as the 'Schoolmasters of Europe' and they believed that 'true education is all that is left when all that is taught is forgotten'. It is the impact we create on the personality of a student. Just concentrating on academics is not enough for the complete growth of a human being. The Jesuits had realized this right from the time of the founding of the Society of Jesus. During the Middle Ages the Jesuit schools in Europe introduced music and dramatics in their schools much to the opposition of many educators of the time. (During that time education was primarily teaching the students the 3R's.) Today all over the world, all educational institutions lay equal stress on extra-curricular activities. These enable students to gain confidence and self-reliance.
Since its inception Xavier's was a hub of various activities and the school laid special stress on music, sports, dramatics, and debates. This gave Xavier's a unique identity and ours was a school with a difference. It was Fr. Thomas Kunnunkal's slogan: 'Every Boy a Winner' and this was achieved through organizing various school activities. Presently there are many clubs in the senior school helping students to achieve this aim. Here we take a brief look at those clubs and the history of each of them.