It was a great joy that a son of Madhya Pradesh, Kailash Satyarthi was awarded Nobel Peace Prize last year for his work for the rights of children. The prize was shared with Malala of Pakistan who campaigned for the education of children. India is blessed with a young population. It will be a great achievement if all the children our land have an opportunity for quality education. St. Joseph's H.S. School is doing its share by making available this service in the city of Indore. The present issue of the school magazine showcases many facets of this service to the children. I congratulate the staff, students, parents and management for their achievements of the year.

Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal SVD
(Bishop of Indore)


The growth of St. Joseph’s School, Nandanagar and its finding a place of its own among the premier educational institutions of the city is the of able administration and the competent staff members. The school never compromises on quality. “Excellence” is the catch word for the school. The holistic growth of a student in all spheres is our aim. Therefore we offer a wide spectrum of activities to the students.

Education is not the preparation for life. But Education is life itself. Quality education is today’s need as it is the development of intellectual skills and knowledge which will equip learners to fulfill the needs of professionals, decision makers and trainers. The education system needs to make students as learners, innovators, scholars, researchers and trainers. Students need to acquire in depth understanding of practicing world. They are to be made thinkers, problem analyzers and solvers, decision makers, group leaders. Education is the most powerful tool for change and hence it must train the minds of those being educated to cope with the change.

Sr. Celine


I have just completed one year at St. Joseph's school, Nandanagar. Looking back, it has been a wonderful year! "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.”I thank the Lord for all the blessings of last year.

As I came in covid and its fear was still around. Thank God covid has disappeared and we are able to live without lockdowns and other restrictions. Meeting with the staff, interacting with the parents and others and above all mingling with the students has been an enriching experience for me.

In the light of the observations and experiences of the last one year we have made many changes in the administration and added many facilities for the students, staff and parents. We sincerely hope that these reforms and renovations will bring in the desired results. I sincerely thank the Principal, the Headmistress, and the Pre-primary In charge, all the teachers, office staff and other supporting staff for the commendable team work. I invoke God's blessings upon all. I thank the parents for entrusting their children to our care. We shall do everything necessary to make your dreams come true and their future shine.

Looking ahead I am excited about the new academic year! I wish all the best to the students and to everyone. My special best wishes and blessings to all the students who are going forward after their studies at St. Joseph's School. May God bless you all!

Fr. Jolly John


Head Mistress’ Message

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet- Aristotle
Education for the future

Adults look upon a child as something empty that is to be filled through their own effort, as something inert and helpless for which they must do everything, as something lacking an inner guide and in constant need of inner direction.

An adult acts in this way, even though he may be convinced, that he is filled with zeal, love and a spirit of sacrifice on behalf of his child, unconsciously suppresses the development of the child’s own personality.

Success does not come in the flash of a second. One has to go step by step and patiently follow the norms. A double step may lead you ahead but at the same time you miss the intermediate bliss. For long lasting success one has to move according to the system.

It is true we cannot make a genius. We can only give each child the chance to fulfill his or her potential possibilities to become an independent, secured and balanced human being.

So let us sow the best values in ourselves and reap the yield of an accomplished target and be true citizens of incredible India.

Sr. Rose Mary
Head Mistress