Principal's Message

"Success comes to those who work hard and stays with those who don’t rest on the laurels of the past."
We live today in a world that is so very different from the one we grew up in, the one we were educated in. The world today is changing at such an accelerated rate and we as educators need to pause and reflect on this entire system of Education. Are our schools well equipped to prepare our children to face the challenges that the future holds? !

It was Margaret Mead who said “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think,” and to enable this, our motto of Knowledge, Imagination and Innovation is encouraged through a holistic approach. "TO MOTIVATE THE WEAK, TO ADDRESS THE AVERAGE AND CHALLENGE THE GIFTED" is the teaching vision of our school.

Aristotle once said that “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Even as we impart education to match the advancement in technology and globalization, we march our children ahead with Sophia Opportunity School ethos of moral values and principles. We endeavour constantly to instill these qualities in our children. We pride ourselves to help them grow and develop into sensitive and responsible citizens of the next generation.

“A walk Down Memory Lane” of an alumni of Sophia High School describes the consequence of education at Sophia:

I Graduated from Sophia High School in the year 1999-2000, it’s been 18 years since, but even today the memories that school brings back match no other. While at school, I always feared walking past the Opportunity School, the fear that I may come in contact with a child with Special Needs, and find myself in a situation I felt I was not equipped to handle, or even worse the fear of being lashed out at. Little did I know then, that these children are the X-men of our Universe, there is nothing wrong with them, they are but just - Different.

They don’t understand things like we do, words, numbers, time, have no relevance in their universe, all they understand is Love and Compassion, and who better than the other students of our school to show them how special they are and what a gift they are to our world. What if we didn't have to fear them? What if we could include them in our worlds, with a kind gesture, a gentle touch or even just a smile going their way? What could that contribute to their lives and ours?

I urge all of you to make an effort, in your own little ways, to communicate with these children, and let them know that they belong as much as we do. And, it’s for us to realise, that they are not wrong or have nothing missing, they just see things different from the way we do.

I congratulate the entire editorial team for their hard work and dedication in making this dream come true. A committed and supportive management, dedicated teachers, enthusiastic Parent Teachers Association, and caring and co-operative parents blend harmoniously to create a child-centric school. Teamwork is the hallmark of Sophia Opportunity School. I am very sure through collaborative effort we can achieve more to benefit our students.

God bless you for journeying with us!!!

Sr. Mary Prabha,
Principal of the Opportunity School


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