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Curriculum, Admission and Withdrawal

General Information

  • St. Xaviers Collegiate School, a minority institution, was established on 16 January 1860 for the education of Catholic boys. Today, however, boys of all religious denominations are admitted.
  • Great care is taken to form the character of the pupils, inspire them with a love of religion and morality, help them become agents of needed social change in the country, train them to be gentlemen, instill in them habits of cleanliness and order, and prepare them to be good and loyal citizens of India.

Admission

Admissions are generally taken only in class one. Admission to other classes (2-8) will be considered if there are vacancies.
The school session is from April to March. On Saturdays classes are usually not held, unless duly notified. If unforseen or forced holidays are declared it will be made up on Saturdays.
The School is recognised by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education till class X. It is also affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, till class XII.
Admission to class XI, and the choice of stream depends on the students academic performance, behaviour and the discretion of the Principal for the good of the school ethos. Applications from parents at the beginning of a school year to place their wards in a particular section of a class shall not be entertained.
  • Regular Progress Reports will keep parents informed of the behaviour and diligence of their wards. These Reports, must be signed by the parents, and returned on the following day to the Class Teacher.
  • The Unit System is followed in all Classes. Briefly, the System divides the syllabus of each subject into clearly defined blocks of related matter, e.g. one or more chapters of a textbook. As soon as the matter of a particular unit has been completed in class, the student is assessed on it.
  • The answer scripts of these assessments, duly evaluated, are handed over to the students, to be shown to the parents. The student must enter his marks in the relevant columns of the Achievement Record in this diary.
  • A student who misses a written assignment / unit test / examination will not be allowed to appear for the same at a later date. However, Parents must not send their wards who are ill or recovering from an illness for an assignment / unit test / examination.
  • A student who is absent during unit test / examination, must seek the permission of the Principal / Vice-Principal before attending the following examination / class.

The School Year is divided into two semesters. At the end of each semester examinations are held. The percentage and weightage of marks is as follows :

ClassUnit Tests / AssignmentsBlock Test
Prep - 350 (15 + 15 + 20)Nil
4 - 530 (15 + 15)70
6 -1220 (10 + 10)80
  • (a) A boy failing in a class at the end of the academic year does not remain on the rolls unless the Parents / Guardians notify the Principal in writing, within 7 days of the Proclamation of the annual results, that they wish their son to continue his studies in the school.
    (b) A boy who fails in TWO CONSECUTIVE CLASSES or twice in the same class will be required to withdraw from the School. Boys who are over aged to repeat a class will also be required to withdraw.
  • Boys whose conduct is INJURIOUS TO THE MORAL TONE of the School or incompatible with strict discipline are liable to be dismissed. In particular, stealing, resorting to unfair means during tests and examinations, and any form of verbal, written obscenity or behaviourial acts of violence may entail dismissal.
  • Boys WHOSE PRESENCE, is not conducive, or application is unsatisfactory, or whose parents / guardians show little interest in their progress, will be required to withdraw their wards from the school.
  • ONE FULL MONTHS NOTICE in writing must be givento the Principal by the guardian, or a months fees paid, before a boy may be withdrawn from the school. T.C. will be issued only after all dues are debited.
    Cost of TC for all classes: Rs. 100/-
    Cost of outstation TC: Rs. 200/-
    Cost of all certificates: Rs. 50/- each.

Guardians Responsibility