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From the Chairman’s Desk

Mr. Balakrishnan T

Chairman ,
St. Francis Educational Trust

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela

My journey, as an educationist, began in the late 70’s when an English medium school was unthinkable in the neighbourhood of Borivali East. With a noble vision to make quality education available to all, I laid the foundation stone of St. John’s Group of Schools with the first school at Tata Power House.

Today, I see my vision transforming into a reality, with 4 state-of-the-art schools, 11500 future leaders of India and with over 6300 alumni driving our great nation to new heights.

At St. John's High School, we provide the right environment to empower children to reach their maximum potential and it is my personal mission to develop them in to law abiding, unbiased, peace loving and environment conscience individuals.

As a firm believer in the ICSE pattern of education, I can foresee a revolution it is going to bring about in the Indian education system. ICSE offers a progressive and balanced syllabus that focuses on child’s overall growth. The syllabus is more comprehensive, structured and aims to give practical knowledge and builds analytical skills in students. It makes the students meticulous and fastidious. The biggest advantage for ICSE board is application-based learning. This will help students think outside the box and innovate, rather than just being confined to limited content. It also blends well with our School’s philosophy of holistic and intelligent development of children with equal stress on academics, creativity and sports.

Parents and teachers need to work together in fostering the mental health of students because the students face tremendous pressures from all quarters. Exposure to a variety of information through multiple media adds to this pressure. Parents and teachers must equally take responsibility to help the children develop life skills via real world experiences.

We are engaged with the kids of generation Z, that is well informed, realist, visual and technology-driven. I am confident that they will carry my legacy to an unprecedented realm.