|Name :||Fr. Titus De Costa|
|Residence :||Bishop's House, Mirzapur, Ahmedabad - 380 001.|
|Date of Birth :||04/01/1962|
|Native :||Gass, Vasai, Maharashtra|
|Qualification :||B.A., B.Ed.|
|Studied Priesthood :||St. Charles Seminary, Nagpur|
|Ordained Priest :||02/05/1992|
|Appointments :||(1) Principal, Seva Vidhyalaya, Pallaiya, Nadiad
(2) Assistant Teacher, St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur (1994-1999)
(3) Principal, St. Mary's High School, Petlad (1999-2004)
(4) Principal, St. Xavier's High School, Chavdapura, Anand (2004-2006)
(5) Principal, Karuna Niketan High School, Balasinor (2006-2013)
(6) Principal, St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur (2013-till date)
TO BE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS
When we closely look at the recent history of the
world, one begins to realize that human life in general is becoming more
frustrating and complex day by day. It is mainly because of the fast changing
socio-economic-cultural realities of the world. People have become more
self-centered, egoistic, intolerant, corrupt, suspicious, hedonistic, etc.
People seem to draw their identity from 'what they have' rather than from
'what they are'. In the process, they begin to compromise with life principles,
moral and religious values and thus have reduced the human person to a commodity.
If we believe and accept that education is a formative process by which we prepare children to face life as it comes, then we have to seriously look in to the whole existential educational scenario of the country. It is disheartening to see that schools have become educational shops.
Higher the fees better the education seems to be the slogan of the day. Subject-oriented approach has taken precedence over student-oriented approach in almost all schools. I firmly believe that here is where schools like St. Xavier's can make a difference by imparting value based education which promotes life and upholds human dignity. It is not going to be easy as it has been in the past. It will continue to be a challenge to all of us.
I wish and pray that the students of St. Xavier's imbibe some of the basic human values like love, compassion, hope, peace and faith through the curricular and co-curricular activities of the school and thus become Heralds of Good News in this world. May the Author of Life continue to accompany us in our journey and help us in all our deliberations during this academic year. Let every Xaverite become socially conscious, Intellectually competent, culturally relevant, morally upright, religiously vibrant, emotionally balanced, personally loving and lovable.
Remember - Children cannot be made good by making them happy, but they can be made happy by making them good.
BE NEAT - not only in your person, your books and your work but also in keeping your surroundings clean.
BE PUNCTUAL - which really means a few minutes BEFORE time. Do not keep your teachers and school mates waiting in the Assembly Ground or in the Class room.
BE SINCERE - You may be excused from one or other of your obligations for good reasons but first ask to be excused; don't wait to be found out.