Co curricular Activities
A Child’s bent of mind sometimes comes to the forefront through leisure activities and sports. Docility, aggressiveness, leadership, compassion, strength of mind, weakness of mind, reaction to failure, friendship and numerous other traits and facets of a child’s personality are revealed through participation in varieties of co-curricular activities. As such, the Group of Schools has mobilized its efforts to organize activities like games and sports, physical exercises, dance & music, elocution, art and craft, spiritual discourses, picnic and excursion together with various exchange programmes.
As Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.”
Yoga is considered to be a low-impact activity that can provide the same benefits as "any well-designed exercise program, increasing general health and stamina, reducing stress, and improving those conditions brought about by sedentary lifestyles". It is particularly promoted as a physical therapy routine, and as a regimen to strengthen and balance all parts of the body.
Yoga is often partially understood as being limited to asanas or poses, and its benefits are only perceived to be at the physical level. However, we fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind, and breath. When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling.
Practicing Yoga helps develop the body and mind, yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is essential to learn and practice yoga under the supervision of a trained Yoga teacher. Therefore, St.Xavier's High School, Howrah, has paid special attention to foster the physical as well as the mental health of each student in the school. It conducts regular Yoga classes by experienced teachers to relieve the students of their daily stress and to provide a variation from their academic routine.
SCOUTS AND GUIDES
The Scouts & Guides is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907.
The purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of the local, national and international communities.
The Scout/Guide Movement is based on the following Principles:
(i) Duty to God:
Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting there from.
(ii) Duty to others:
- Loyalty to one's country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding, cooperation.
- Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for the dignity of one's fellowmen and for the integrity of the natural world.
(iii) Duty to self:
Responsibility for the development of oneself.
St. Xaviers’ High School, Howrah, has readily incorporated Scouts and Guides into the curriculum to help build a better future where students are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
This is achieved by
• Involving them throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process;
• Using a specific method that makes each individual the principal agent in his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person;
• Assisting them to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social and personal principles.