Please praise the Lord that after nearly two years of restrictions and lockdown because of Covid 19, the school was able to re-open on 21 February! There are currently 1,600 students attending.
The school is highly regarded by the parents of the one thousand six hundred children who currently attend the school and is a useful bridge into the community for the outreach team. The school is currently operating from rented premises, as has been the case since it was purchased.
Please pray regularly for School Director Pastor Paul Sundar Raj (below left) and his team of 55 teaching staff and 15 non-teaching staff. Pray especially for the Principal Santha Kumar (below middle) and the School Manager Sadhu Sundar Singh (below right). Their responsibilities are very great. Many of the teachers are from Advent Christian churches in Chennai and see their positions in the school as missionary teachers.
Progress continues to be made on the new school building project for St Xavier’s School. Fifteen classrooms have been completed, six are presently having final plastering work done and will be completed soon, and there are four more still to be built. Set-up for the science, mathematics and computer labs and a library is underway. All these must be completed before the new complex can be approved by the government education authorities and the school operations transferred to the new premises.
Please continue to pray for this project – that funds will continue to be available so that the completion is not unduly delayed. Pray too for safety for all those involved with the construction now that they are working on the upper level.
The school principal asks for prayer for 109 Standard 10 students who are sitting very important national examinations at this time. Results in this exam determine what the students are able to do with respect to future tertiary studies.
“…six classrooms are presently having final plastering work done and will be completed soon,”
What will be the main entrance to the new St Xavier’s High School complex.