“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things.
~ Ronald Reagon
It is a matter of illustrious honour to be the Head Girl of an Institution as Prestigious as St. Patrick’s Junior College which not only excels in imparting Academic education but also moulds the youth of today into the Leaders of Tomorrow. Wherefore I'm truly beholden to our Principal, Rev Sr. Leena for finding me qualified enough to uphold this responsibility and to our Respected Teachers for believing in my capabilities.
A leader is the one who knows the way goes the way and shows the way.
~By John Maxwell
Being in the Capacity of the Head Girl is not limited to wearing the Batch and the Sash, it is the task of being the voice of the thousands of students who look up to you as your representative and its a commitment of executing the duties in your utmost capacity.
A true leader is not the one who strives for perfection, rather the one who is not afraid of making mistakes and trods on unprecedented paths and lead his/her team maintaining the strong relationship and respecting everybody's opinion. I promise to shoulder the responsibilities with the best of my abilities.
Fostering the values laid down by our Mother Foundress St.Claudine Thevenet, maintaining the discipline and being a friend and guide to my team and fellow students, and that the flag of my school flutters proudly, tops my list of priorities. A team is the one with differentiated opinions but the leader is the one who binds them together. It is my duty to preserve the spirit of team work and respect in the Cabinet.
I promise to work very hard with all my zeal, devotion and determination trying on my best and working persistently for the excellence of our school.
A journey onto which I embarked upon 13 years ago, taught me to soar high in the sky, spreading goodness all around. I will forever be indebted to St. Patrick’s for shaping me into the confident person I am today.
“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change but the leader adjusts the sails.” JOHN MAXWELL
Leadership is a skill hard learned by facing challenges, making mistakes, learning from them, failing but rising again with deeper, stronger passion and determination.
A leader is not born, he/she is made with adequate guidance by those who helip him/her inculcate the essence and gravity of true leadership. The position of head girl is a powerful emobodiment of authority, responsibility and discipline.
It is a matter of paramount honor for me to be the representative of this distinct post in this prestigious institution. I am grateful to our principal Rev. Sr. Leena Dorothy Matera and respected teachers for considering me competent enough for this post.
St. Patrick’s Junior College prepares each one of that child, who walks inside the big red gate, for the world by teaching her plethora of values, giving her strength and confidence as she walks out of the gate after 14 years with profound grace, ambition and individuality. Every moment spent here is memorable and every memory is cherishable.
I believe the life is meant to be lived in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. Every minute, going by, will never return and it expects you to be the best version of yourself- a strong and positive one in adversity or failure and calm and composed one in fortune or success. Accepting and treating the pain and pleasure alike is the secret of sanity in this dynamic world of audacious extremities.
Never doubt your capabilities and always believe that ‘YOU CAN’.
St. Patrick’s Junior College moulded me in the most incredible ways and it taught me the most intricate life lessons in the easiest of ways. As a regard to this institution and its services, it’s the promise of the entire school council to uphold the values of this institution with utmost dignity and devotion. We will lift the proud banner of our school, of love and make it fly higher.
"Leadership is not a position, it is an action." -Donald McGannon
Being appointed as the Head Girl of the institute where I've spent the past fourteen (and the most important) years of my is a dream that I still can't believe has come true.
It is God's blessing, along with the love and support of my family and friends, that has brought me here. I am grateful to our Respected Principal Rev. Sr. Leena for deeming me worthy enough to hold this prestigious post, and to all my teachers who believe in me and saw something that I myself could never have.
I promise to live up to the trust shown in me by giving my best and leading the school with confidence, humility and grace.
St. Patrick's Junior College isn't just a set of buildings we visit everyday, it is a part of our identity. It is within these walls that we learn the most valuable lessons of life - those that will define us and what we are for years to come. I can't even attempt to put into words how my school has affected me, because SPJC hasn't merely changed me - it has made me.
I believe that the purpose of life is to live it. You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously. Soak in those small moments that make your day, and never stop dreaming - don't ever lose your sense of wonder. Don't dumb yourself down to fit in when you know you deserve better. Don't be afraid to do the things that make your soul happy - even if it means treading away from the well-paved path. Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.
The world might try and pull you down, and no matter how much you want to give them a taste of their own medicine, don't - they already know what it tastes like. Instead, treat them to yours - armed with kindness, honesty, loyalty and empathy. Never let the sufferings blind you to the beauty there is - please, just let love in. Accept pain as a part of life that gives pleasure it's meaning - grow through what you go through.
Sometimes, you just need to have faith and let go. Remember to be grateful.
Be you - even when it's hard.
"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example"- John Wooden.
With the blessings of the almighty I feel blessed to have been appointed as the Head Girl of this prestigious institution and I am grateful to Our Principal Rev. Sr. Leena, My teachers and the school management for considering me competent enough to shoulder the responsibilities.With the blessings of the almighty I feel blessed to have been appointed as the Head Girl of this prestigious institution and I am grateful to Our Principal Rev. Sr. Leena, My teachers and the school management for considering me competent enough to shoulder the responsibilities.
According to me a leader is one who creates a culture where everyone can put forward their ideas and feel that they are valued, therefore with utmost sincerity, positivity and kindness, I shall work hard to achieve my goals and also help others to excel in their endeavours, because the challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude, be kind but not weak, be thoughtful but not lazy and be proud but not arrogant.
With this perspective in mind and a relentless spirit to serve I shall move ahead with my aim of serving my school with diligence, devotion and dedication and inspire others through my actions. I look forward to take my school to new zenith of excellence with the motto of unity is strength. With hard work, dedication and co operation of all my dear patricians I shall keep the banner of St. Patrick’s flying high.
"A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way".
I now realize the gravity of this quote as one of the most important actions, a leader can do, is to lead by example. If you want everyone else to be passionate, committed, dedicated and motivated, you should go first !
It is a matter of great distinction to be humbled by the faith reposed by you all in me as the HEAD GIRL of such an eminent institution and for this I would like to thank our Principal Rev Sister Leena, our teachers and my friends who have always believed in me and my abilities to lead the School.
St. Patrick's has been more than just a temple of knowledge for me, it is like a family which has helped me grow into what I am today. I have learnt more than what is there in textbooks. This School has taught me how to deal with the challenges that we meet in our everyday life, it has made me a better student, a better citizen and most of all a better individual. I genuinely feel that along with my team, I should do something for this institution so that when we leave, we leave this family with a sense of satisfaction of doing something worthwhile for it.
I promise to uphold the values of our School and to fulfil all your expectations with sincerity and passion. As School leaders we promise to work with clarity of mind, purity of heart and dynamism in action. We promise to serve the School whole- heartedly, as a team.
Let's take our School to greater heights of success. We will travel this road together and work in unison. We'll lift and keep the banner of St. Patrick's Junior College, of love flying high up in the sky, mounted with selfless service, hoisted with dignity and fluttering with grace.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, raising of a person's performance to higher standard, building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. True Leaders always practice the three R's - Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all their actions.
It is a matter of great honour for me to be the Head Girl of this highly esteemed institution for the session 2018-19. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude towards our Principal Rev. Sr. Leena and respected teachers for showing so much confidence in me.
Being a student for 13 long years in St. Patrick's I can surely say it is the best institution to be in. It is the confluence of our guiding lights the Principal and teachers who burn themselves through their hard work to light the candles of Leadership. For me representing hundreds of students is certainly a privilege. I stand as a leader not just to lead anyone but to work in collaboration with everyone. I recognise that we need a spirit of discipline, optimism and enthusiasm that will carry us to our rightful place. I promise to work very hard with all my zeal, devotion and determination trying on my best and working persistently for the excellence of our school.
So with the view that Leadership is all about transforming dreams into reality, I'll make sure that the ones entrusted to the cabinet is done to perfection.
Leadership is not about title or designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about speaking the passion you have for work and you have to inspire your team mates.
It's a matter of paramount honour for me to be the head girl of St. Patrick's Junior College for the session 2017-2018. I would like to thank our Principal Rev. Sr. Gracy Paul, the management and the staff members for thinking me capable enough for this prestigious post.
Being a representative of around two thousand students, each with great potential is a huge responsibility which I will fulfill with utter sincerity and dedication.
For me, St. Patrick's has been a home for 13 Years, every moment spent here has become another story to tell and every experience has made me the person who I am. I was told that leadership is not about how many times you stumbled and fell but how fearlessly you picked yourself up and carried on with life's journey.
Thank you St. Patrick's for helping me to spread my wings and to reach greater heights. I promise that I will be responsible and retain the best possible conduct throughout the year and be the role model for my juniors and continue the rich legacy of Convent of Jesus and Mary.
"One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing, you're not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times." Very well quoted by Mario Batali, and bringing out the true essence of leadership.
First and foremost, I feel blessed by being appointed as the Head Girl of this prestigious institution, and for this I am grateful to my Principal Rev. Sr. Gracy Paul, my teachers and the school management, for considering me competent enough to shoulder the responsibilities that come with this post.
After being appointed as the Head Girl, I realized the gravity of this post. I assure everyone to work and perform my responsibilities diligently and to lead the Student Council unified, towards our mutual goals.
Well, I believe leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. And thus, to fulfill the above belief, I will put forward my best efforts.
St. Patrick's has given me 13 glorious years of knowledge and learning, and now as this responsibility has been entrusted on my shoulders, I will try to fulfill my duties efficiently. And will continuously strive to add more laurels to our school's name.
“A leader is like the sun. Just like the light from the sun gives off itself freely in all directions without ever diminishing, similarly, a leader must lead and inspire others continuously without ever stopping himself.”
Leadership is all about creating a community which thrives on oneness, passion, confidence and integrity. As the Head Girl of this prestigious Institution, I aspire to unleash the leaders, not only in me, but in each one of us. I also intend to harness the untapped potential, yet lying latent. I dream of heading the school as a team. We are one, our goals are one, our dreams & aspirations are one. Together, we can achieve great things.
It is rightly said, “With power, comes great responsibility.” But, my power is not individual. It comes from the strength of my team mates, my cabinet members, my juniors, my teachers and my Principal. With their able guidance and constant support, I will be able to carry out our responsibilities to the maximum.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude towards my Principal Rev. Sr. Gracy and my teachers for finding me capable to take up this Herculean task. I thank my juniors for having faith in me. I thank one and all for entrusting me as the Head of the Cabinet. I thank God for giving me this opportunity and I pray that his blessings shall always be with us. May our School attain great heights.
A duty which becomes a desire will ultimately become a delight – George Gritter
To be chosen the head girl of the prestigious institution St. Patrick’s Junior College is a great honor for me. I feel blessed and fortunate that our Principal reverend Sr. Greta, great and worthy teachers and the school management have considered me capable enough to shoulder this responsibility.
Being a Head Girl is not just a ‘tag’, a ‘badge’ or a ‘sashay’ it carries an immense sense of responsibility an undeterred, commitment towards executing and fulfilling the duties, a desire to serve and a promise to elevate the name of our school to a higher position.
Our school epitomizes the principal of four ‘E’s-
Endeavour: -Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Endurance: -Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Encounter: - Who knows nothing base fears nothing.
Enterprise: - The word impossible is not in our dictionary.
I Promise to put in the best of my abilities and to lead the School Council unified towards achieving the goals set by the School.
It is not surprising for different members of a team to have dissimilar opinions but important is to look in the same direction at a common objective and progress towards it with an enthusiastic attitude, energy and determination. My sole objective will be to lead the school council to work towards raising the banner of our school higher and live up to the expectations set by the school for school council.
Maintaining discipline, fostering right values, making students follow the proper code of conduct, showing respect towards our teachers, our gurus, achieving high academic results, improving participation in cultural and sports activities and developing correct and positive attitude in our fellow students will be the primary target. With all my honest efforts I would like to inspire patricians to
Do more than exist – LIVE
Do more than touch – FEEL
Do more than look – OBSERVE
Do more than read – ABSORB
Do more than listen – UNDERSTAND
I will be able to accomplish these tasks only under the able mentorship and vigilant guidance of our Principal reverend Sr. Greta, our teachers, with cooperation from Student Council and active participation of all the students of St. Patrick’s. I would strive with atmost dedication to serve our Alma Mater St. Patrick’s Jr. College.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humour, but without folly. With this perspective, I move ahead with the aim of serving my school with utmost diligence and devotion.
As the Head Girl of this prestigious institution, I look forward to take my school to new levels of excellence in the field of education as well as sports. I will lead my school keeping in mind that the function of leadership is to create more leaders, not more followers. I aspire to bring some positive changes in the school, along with the entire school cabinet. I also look up for support from the young Patricians and guidance from my teachers and the management.
So with the view that leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality, I’ll make sure that the onus entrusted to the cabinet members is done to perfection.
Leadership is described as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid & support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.’’ It is all about organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal. To think, plan and act on a problem, is to become a leader.
A leader is not a one who has the tag of being a leader but he is one who leads without letting others know that he is a leader. St. Patrick’s has always taken active steps to develop leadership qualities among the students.
We need to be effective leaders; centrality of leadership must be the school. Leaders need to have certain skills like:-
Recognition of needs
Develop love for people
Start from where you are
Get in ideas across
Practice what you preach
Bring out the best in others
Set goals for yourself
Watch your motivation
Stick to your principles
Take the initiatives.
In order to inculcate these leadership qualities among the students, we pray:- Lord, there are so many things requiring attention, to be improved or put in order. Help us to be inspired & to inspire others to think of it, to plan & act, to make things better. Help us to being with small things- for which I ask your blessings & guidance.
Today when Parents are more concerned and careful regarding their child’s future , They need to be more informed about child’s behavior and performance in her school because this is the place where first block of her foundation is kept .If the foundation is weak the building cannot survive .Keeping this objective in mind E-services have been started in our school .
This will serve as a powerful communication medium among teachers, parents and school management to share their views and experience regarding the child concern . Though our school has always kept open its communication channels with parents in particular and society in general but in present era of E-communication, it is needed to have a communication channel which can be used by anyone, at any time from any place for almost no cost.
Parents and teachers will be able to shapen the future of future women more efficiently and effectively by regularly monitoring the progress , knowledge of results of students performance in both studies and extra-curricular activities, to their parents will definitely help them to navigate their children on right path.
School will also receive proper feedback to reorganize and modify its practices. School as a system should always get feedback from the society in which it operates so as to achieve it’s goals . I personally feel that E-services will be a benefit to all.
Let us use this communication channel objectively and creatively to help each other in accelerating the peace of development of Patrician’s.