From the Principal's Desk


Dear Staff, Parents, students and well-wishers of SEM family - my prayerful greetings to all of you.

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the newly appointed Principal of St. Joseph’s College, Nainital. I am humbled and honoured to work with the dedicated staff of SEM to provide the best possible educational programmes for our students. St. Joseph’s College is known for its caring, talented teachers and hard-working students. We will continue to have high expectations for all of our St. Joseph’s students and support them on their journey through St Joseph’s College.

First and foremost I would like to express my deep sentiments of gratitude to every one of you for your constant support, love and concern towards the college. This has enabled and encouraged us to strive hard to carry forward our common mission. Our vision was not just to impart knowledge to the children, but to help them cultivate authentic values, to empower every student admitted to this great institution.

Education is the vehicle of knowledge, self-preservation and success. Education not only gives us a platform to succeed, but also the pathway to social conduct, strength, character and self respect.

The greatest gift education gives us is the knowledge of unconditional love and a set of values. A good education makes us complete: it makes us people of justice, and it enables us to be decision makers for the common good of all. In the competitive world of today, education ranks only just below food, clothing and shelter as a basic necessity for human life. With this in mind, the Christian Brothers and all the former principals have worked hard with the other members of our staff to enhance the life of every student at St. Joseph’s College, to transform the quality of our education, to make it an education that develops personality, an education that generates recognition and respect in the family and society - and in oneself. It has been our privilege to watch this process of growth in the students whom you have entrusted to us.

The Christian Brothers are proud that St. Joseph’s has stood as firm as a rock, an impenetrable fortress for the last 130 years to carry forward its mission of bringing enlightenment to many. It has played a stellar role in giving the nation each year a crop of brilliant young men and women who have brought laurels to our district, our state and the country, at home and abroad. It holds high the banner of integrity, secularism and unity, setting an example of selfless service.

As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a successful school year. As a school community, we are very proud of our school and the quality of learning that occurs here. In exploring this new school website, I hope that you gain a sense of this and I encourage you to contact the college for further information or to make a time to speak with me. At St Joseph’s we pride ourselves on doing the ordinary things, extraordinarily well.

I would like to thank Dr. Peter Emmanuel for all his hard work and dedication to the students, staff, and families of SEM. I wish him good luck in his new job.