Teacher being a role model for students is not a new concept. In contemporary world teachers are actually not role models, they are more of professional educators or trainers to model success, for schools nowadays are more of business houses. Educators or trainers can’t be role models as they are only models i.e. inanimate only for display, as what they orate is only superficial and not the reality. A teacher should be more than looking the part and acting the part, which means teacher and teaching is all about being the part and St. Thomas School in true sense is that vocation for me.
The time when I ask my students to have firm faith in God and start the day with the blessings of God I too need to practice the same and St. Thomas School gives me that opportunity and practice both. It’s only in St. Thomas School that I found a teacher seeks Almighty’s blessings before stepping into the class and starts the day with the students by also being a part of the assembly conducted for the students.
As a teacher and as an Indian when I advocate my students for valuing, preserving and making rich Indian culture and traditions an integral part of their life again St. Thomas School gives me a way not only to site an example in front of students but also to foster, for a teacher here clads simplicity in form of saree away from all western, business and fashion world’s trendy outfits which has no room in temple of learning.
The craftsmanship of a child into a good human being in his or her second home can be achievedsignificantly throughconnecting and developing a bonding under the custodianship of his or her mentor .To carry out a congenial , homely and a family environment is so marvellously designed in St. Thomas School that a mentor care like a mother, friend and well-wisher all throughout the day taking utmost care of the children. Firstly in the beginning of day in zero period by talking to children ,seeing their happy faces ,listening to their problems . During recess time eating alongwiththem keeping an eye on the activities and ensuring safety of children and again when it’s time to say goodbye to them to wish them happy and safe return. It’s through this connectivity between me and my children round the clock that makes me feel I am amidst my children and my family safe in my Father’s House working for a divine responsibility.
Christmas ,Onam and salaries on 1st of every month are part of my happy and cherishing moments in St.Thomas house with St.Thomas family .Thus ,St.Thomas School gives me that privilege and environment where I can work to the best of my capabilities in a cool , calm and peaceful environment and get eternal joy , happiness and satisfaction of the noble profession by being both a real teacher ,a follower and not a mere Preacher.