The School Assembly
The morning assembly sets the tone for the day. Apart from giving a strong, symbolic message to the students that a day well begun with prayer will surely be fruitful and fulfilling, the assembly serves as a platform for young talents to bloom and grow. On Tuesday, our Chaplain attends the assembly and narrates parables and stories based on sound moral principles. On Monday and Friday, the duty of conducting the assembly is assigned to a particular class. The students cherish this opportunity to display their talents and put forward their ideas in front of the School. It also helps to get rid of stage fright. The Choir that sings the Hymns and the School Anthem is given excellent training by the choirmaster Mr.Bejoy Mathew.
The winners of various competitions are felicitated and important events are commemorated during the assembly. The Principal addresses the students and gives guidelines and directions regarding discipline and etiquette. The morning assembly serves as a record of all the events of the school and acts as a symbol of togetherness and unity.
"Thamaso ma Jyothir gamaya
Asato ma sat gamaya
Sing to St. Thomas Our Alma mater!
Sing of her glory and sing of her fame
A light to dispel the darkness around,
A lamp to remove the darkness within.
Up lift the flag of our Alma mater!
Show forth our purpose to fight the good fight
Hatred and violence, the foes we oppose,
Righteousness shall be our goal evermore.
We shall unite for our Alma mater,
Stand for the cause of our dear native land
Serving them, Serve we the King of all Kings
He'll keep watch over our Alma mater."
"Be present O God,
as we enter into this day's duties,
to guide, guard and strengthen us.Amen."
Prayer before class
O my God who art truth itself and the origin of all knowledge, Bless my studies which I consecrate to Thee, enlighten my mind, strengthen my memory and direct my will towards what is right. Grant me Thy grace to seek the truth always and make me truly wise. Give me the gift of knowledge and the grace to use it wisely. Let me not be led astray from Thee, Who art the Way, the Truth and the Life. Amen.
Prayer After Class
O God, infinite wisdom and source of all knowledge, grant that I remember, what I have learned and recall it when necessary. I offer Thee my work and my endeavors, my failures and success. Forgive me my shortcomings and give me the courage to follow Thy Holy will. Amen