Wednesday, 30 September 2015

An Introduction to QMS Park Circus

I take great pleasure in introducing Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Park Circus to you. It is a Catholic school for girls, established and administered by the Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions which has its origin in Lyons, France. The seventy year old school is a gift to the city from our Foundress Euphraise Barbier who strongly believed that education is the only answer to the problems of any society. Having been a teacher herself she adopted education as a primary mission of the Congregation particularly the education of girls. I quote from her writing A woman who has been well trained should be a credit to her home by her wisdom and economy.  She will pass on to her children the benefits of the good education she has received.  She will be a wise counselor and strong support to her husband and a mother to the poor, the orphans and all who are in need.” 

A ‘home’ away from ‘home’ is the feeling that  each student cherishes and this transition from home to school  at a tender  age of four is made  possible with the loving and caring Sisters and Teachers. Although we lack spacious classrooms, wider corridors and a large playground we foster a very supportive and friendly environment for the children to become confident, independent and happy learners. The warmth and care given to the students along with academic excellence and strong values are the hallmark of the school. 

The new millennium was ushered in by a dramatic technological revolution. We live in an increasingly diverse, globalized and media saturated society. Today’s kindergartners will retire in 2071 to be precise. We have no idea how the world will be then and our students will have to face new issues and problems of their time.  We are aware of the crucial need to prepare our students to communicate, function, create and change personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global level to assume a rightful place in the society.  Over the years QMS has made great efforts to provide every child with opportunities to develop holistically and maximize her potential. A perfect blend of Virtue and knowledge, the motto of the school, has formed our students to become strong women who can shoulder responsibility both at personal and professional life. All of us at QMS are committed to give our students the best so that they can celebrate their gifts and enjoy the inherent worth and dignity.

As you read through the pages of the website you will get to know more about the simple but a lively school, its curriculum, extracurricular and co curricular activities.
Happy reading and May God bless us all!

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” - Lord Brougham

Sr. Joicy Madassery