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St. Johns inspires the love for learning in children,
Encouraging critical and creative thingking across all subjects

About the School

Introduction

St. John’s English School and Junior College was established in the year 1981 and is affiliated to the
Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. It caters to the age group 2 years to 18 years – from
classes Pre-KG to XII.

 

The School has a total strength of 2,200 students and a faculty of more than 130 teaching and non-
teaching staff.

Location

St. John’s Besant Nagar is located in the beautiful residential locality of Besant Nagar, a modern
cosmopolitan area of Chennai Metropolitan City. The area itself is a picturesque little place, away from the
frantic din of the Central city and very close to the breezy and elegant Elliot’s Beach.

Administration

The administration of St. John’s is vested with an autonomous Board of Governing Body under the
Chairperson of the Managing Trustee & Secretary to the Saint John’s Educational Trust.

In addition, the School is administered by the Correspondent, Principal, Vice-Principal, Headmistress &
Co-ordinators who deal with the day-to-day administration of the school and ensure that the general policy
laid down by the Governing Body is implemented.

Our Mission Statement

As Clay in the potter’s hand, students in the hands of dedicated teachers are
moulded, chiselled and shaped as a unique entity to face the world. The school caters to holistic personality
development interwoven with discipline, punctuality, love for sports, etiquette, demeanour and respect for
one and all. We aim at exuding a recognition for one’s self in society by appropriating the values and the
practical application of academic content. As our motto says “Wisdom is better than Rubies”, we inculcate
unperceivable wisdom which culminates in the knowledge of the divine

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“Wisdom is better than Rubies”

Our Motto

Education is what ultimately remains after one has forgotten all that one learnt in Schools and Colleges. The motto of St. John’s aims at imparting wisdom – the ability to think and utilise knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.

Our motto will be a motivating impulse, taking each student on a quest for knowledge, instilling in them passion for discovery, an urge to go beyond the frontiers of the unknown.

The idea is to see that Education is not a cliche-ridden concept entering around class-room conditioning. Each student with the wisdom gained is a discoverer exploring the world around him and coming to terms with life, as it unfolds in all its complexities.

Principal’s
Message

Principal’s

Children given unto us are like clay given in the Potter’s hand. The shape, dimension and the utility of the clay is purely determined by the Potter as He runs His hands over the clay. Our teachers play a pivotal role in moulding and bringing about a positive change in their lives. I am aware that all things are possible if our Master God Almighty is with us, leading us and strengthening us.

I very sincerely wish and pray that every child that steps into St. John’s, will go into this world refined, polished and ready to encounter the ups and downs of life with courage and confidence in their academic journey.

God bless you and be with you.

VISION

VISION

“We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts not breaths ;
He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best ”.

To establish, found, organise, start, promote, construct, maintain, run, develop and improve educational insitutions such as Primary and Elementary Schools, Secondary or Higher Grade Schools, Colleges, Polytechnics, Residential Schools, Balwadis, Research Institutes, Scientific, Cultural, Art, Technical or Vocational Training Institutions, Hostels etc., for students, without distinction of caste, creed or religion.

To promote spiritual, emotional, cultural, literary and scientific progress of all, specially the student community

CBSE Affiliation
Status

Affiliation
Status

The school is provisionally affiliated to CBSE for its Secondary School Education and Senior School Certificate Examination between 01/04/2020 to 31/03/2025.

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A Tribute

Our Founder Dr. G. Rajakumar - A Tribute

“We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts not breaths ;
He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best ”..

Dr. Rajakumar’s life is an example of a great man who is still living through his noble deeds. Dr. Rajakumar, an institution by himself was an educationist, journalist, administrator, evangelist and a visionary. He was a great man of God. He transformed millions of lives who came in touch with him.

Dr. Rajakumar was born on 23rd July 1933 to Dr. Gnaniah and Mrs. Annabakiam Ammal. He completed his formal education and joined the government service in the statistical department. He married our chairperson Mrs. Sakuntala who was a teacher by profession.

As Sir Philip Sydney says, “In the truly great, virtue governs with a Sceptre of knowledge and wisdom”.

Our beloved Founder Chairman Dr. Rajakumar was a man of noble character. He always insisted on perfection in every activity. He was a gentleman with a magnanimous heart. He was known for his humility, philanthropy, punctuality, courage, honesty, dedication and devotion.

In the 1970’s the schools around Mandaveli catered to the needs of the elite. Dr. Rajakumar wanted to change this scenario and bring light of knowledge to the middle-class people. Dr. Rajakumar started a small school in a thatched roof. The seed which he had sown has grown into a huge banyan tree sheltering seven educational institutions – nurturing the young minds with holistic education.

“Faith moves mountains”. Dr. Rajakumar had immense faith in God. His strong belief in God enabled him to progress and prosper in his life.

“The true measure of loving God is to love Him without measure”. Dr. Rajakumar expressed his love for His Creator by building churches to enrich the spiritual lives of millions.This legendary figure had devoted his entire life for the cause of education and the upliftment of the downtrodden.

“As long as the moon shall rise,
As long as the river shall flow,
As long as the sun shall shine,
As long as the grass shall grow”

Rt. Rev. Dr. Rajakumar will be remembered forever by everyone.

About SJET

About Saint John's Educational Trust (SJET)

St. John’s English School & Junior College was founded in the academic year 1981 and is managed by
Saint John’s Educational Trust, a registered Trust for educational and charitable purposes.

Saint John’s Educational Trust is funding and running seven reputed Educational Institutions of which three
are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and four are affiliated to the State
Education Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.

St. John’s English School & Junior College was founded in the academic year 1981 and is managed by
Saint John’s Educational Trust, a registered Trust for educational and charitable purposes.

  • To establish, found, organise, start, promote, construct, maintain, run, develop and improve
    educational institutions such as Primary and Elementary Schools, Secondary or Higher Grade 
    Schools, Colleges, Polytechnics, Residential Schools, Balwadis, Research Institutes, Scientific,
    Cultural, Art, Technical or Vocational Training Institutions, Hostels etc., for students, without
    distinction of caste, creed or religion.
  • To promote spiritual, emotional, cultural, literary and scientific progress of all, specially the student community

Members of School Managing Committee:

  1. Correspondent & Principal – Mrs. Anitha Edison
  2. Vice Principal – Mrs. Anitha Rajakumar
  3. Headmistress – Mrs. Elizabeth Sekar
  4. Headmistress – Mrs. Ruthchandravadani

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SUBJECT OF STUDY

  1. English Reading & Conversation
  2. English Writing
  3. English Dictation
  4. Number Work
  5. Health Talk
  6. Nature Talk
  7. Story Telling
  8. Recitation
  9. Physical Education
  10. Language-Tamil/Hindi (Language compulsory from U.K.G.)
  11. Computer Science (from U.K.G.)
  12. Drawing
  13. Activity Classes

ACTIVITY CLASSES FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING

The activities provided in the room are designed, planned and organized in such a way as to give opportunities for the young children to explore and experience the world around them. It concentrates not only on eye hand co-ordination but also on finer muscular development. The room provides an environment that fosters thinking and self confidence. Above all it creates in the young minds a love for learning.

SUBJECT OF STUDY

  1. English – Structural and Functional English (includes Reading, Copy Writing and Spoken English)
  2. Second Language – French (IV & V) Tamil / Hindi
  3. General Science / Environmental Science
  4. Social Science
  5. Mathematics
  6. Drawing / Arts and Craft
  7. Life Skills & Value Education / Scripture
  8. Physical Education
  9. Computer Science (UKG Class to V Class – compulsory)
  10. Third language – Commencing from class V (Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit)
  11. General Knowledge
  12. Music
  13. Environmental Education

Environmental Education (Class I – V)

One of the other special features of education at the primary level is the environmental education. Here simple but sensitive topics are dealt through Projects, Assignments, Hands on experience, Talks, Group Discussions and various other activities. This enables the children to have special relationships with their environment.

This is the stage when students become versatile and highly exuberant and keeping their high level of motivation, creativity and thirst for action in mind, curriculum is planned to give more scope for activity based learning.

 

This is the stage when students become versatile and highly exuberant and keeping their high level of motivation, creativity and thirst for action in mind, curriculum is planned to give more scope for activity based learning.

 

The scheme for classes VI-VIII has been designed on Term Assessment basis with gradual increase in the learning assessment as the students move forward. This would prepare the students to cover the whole syllabus of the academic year and face the challenge of class X Board examination, and would thus, ensure the ‘quality of education’.

 

  • At this stage, curriculum becomes more concept oriented.In order to concretize the concepts in Science and Mathematics, Practical classes are conducted for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics periodically.
  • Abstract concepts of Science and Mathematics and Grammatical rules of English are made simpler and explained through educational CD’s at the Computer Centre of the school.
  • Exclusive sessions for softskills like English Communicative skills, General Awareness, Personality Development, Life Skills, Value Enhancement, Health and Hygiene are provided through periodical lectures by eminent personalities and workshops and seminars.
  • Counselling sessions are organized for students to combat problems related to learning and emotions.
  • Field Trips, Nature Walk, Visits to places of topical interest as per the text book, are organized periodically.
  • A variety of activities comprising of Sports and Culturals are organised to tap the talents of students.
  • Thematic Project Exhibitions on Science, Humanities, Hobbies, Work Experience are conducted through which the students gain not only a deep understanding of their subjects, but also gain experience in team work and organisational skills.
  • Encouraging participation in co-curricular activities at intra and inter school levels.

SUBJECTS OF STUDY

  1. English Prose (Poetry, Non-Detailed, Composition & Comprehension, Grammar)
  2. Second Language (Sanskrit (VIII)/Tamil/Hindi/French)
  3. Third Language (Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit)
  4. Science & Technology (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  5. Social Science (History and Civics, Geography)
  6. Mathematics
  7. Computer Science
  8. Work Experience Arts & Craft
  9. Life Skills & Value Education / Scripture
  10. Physical Education
  11. Environmental Education,
  12. General Knowledge

P.S

  • Subject – Third Language is compulsory from classes V to VIII.
  • Hindi should be a part of one’s learning subjects either at second language or at third language level from V std to VIII std.