"INDUSTRIA - FLOREMUS" - In Toil We Flourish
* Class X students : SERIOUS ATTENTION PLEASE: Hereby you are directed to take a serious note of the following :             * 1. There is no provision in our school policy for any presumed right or automatic walking in to Class XI after finishing Class X.             * 2. Your eligibility will depend upon the overall discipline, academic performance (min. 70% in each subject) in Golden test and Pre Board exam conducted in the school.             * 3. Absence of Parents on Parent- Teacher meetings of Golden test and Pre Board exam will invite a negative marking and no excuses will be entertained later in this regard.            

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PRINCIPAL INTERVIEW WITH KASHMIR OBSERVER

The first Prefect Apostolic of this mission was Msgr. Ignatius Brouwer who made Rawalpindi his headquarters. On 13th July 1888, at the time of Maharaja Pratap Singh in Srinagar, Msgr. Ignatius Brouwer obtained permission from the Viceroy to stay in Kashmir. Fr. Daniel Kilty was the first missionary to have set foot in Kashmir. He later went to Leh in August 1888 where he fell ill and died on 23rd April, 1889. The Mill Hill Presence in the dawn of the 20th century was felt in the persons of Msgr. Ignatius Brouwer, Msgr. Winkely, Frs. Densen, Kuhan and Simons. In 1930, Msgr. Winkely died in Rawalpindi and Fr. O'Donoqhoe was placed in charge of the Prefecture. He with the help of Fr. C.B. Simons established St. Joseph's School, Baramulla.

Following the successful establishment of the school at Baramulla in Kashmir, the Mill Hill Missionaries desired to open another educational institution in Srinagar. Fr. Tijssen was assigned this task and Fr. S. De Jong assisted him. They came to Srinagar in 1942 and rented a home from Mr. Mirza at hotel road (now Moulana Azad Road) Srinagar. The building which housed the first Burn Hall School is at present Teachers Training College. Initially, it was started as the Senior Cambridge School, with the hostel facilities for boys and there were students from Punjab and the North West Frontier Province. Although planned for children of Indian nationality, the school also admitted Europeans. The school functioned well and grew from strength to strength. Fr. Tijssen soon set out to acquire a plot of land to construct the school building. But there was no response from the British Govt. and the local administration was very apprehensive of the Fathers' intentions. In 1946 Fr. S. De Jong tried his luck to get a plot of land by putting an application to Hon. Minister Kak, but nothing came through.

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BURN HALL HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SONWAR, SRINAGAR Dear Esteemed Parents, At the very outset let me express my sincere thanks to all of you for your obvious valuable assiduous cooperation and contribution to Burn Hall School, throughout its existence. I specially acknowledge your extreme efforts to succour in maintaining its stupendous past and ameliorating future even in the midst of all turbulence of the past. As I extend my good wishes to all of you I also pray and entreat to God Almighty for a better academic session 2015 and more. That you are aware and in know of the fact that all of us are passing through a grim situation after the floods and the continued inclement weather till date. However, my priority is “care of students, concern for parents and quality of teaching- learning process.” Esteemed parents, let me share with you the fact that the school is just recovering from the huge loss on account of the disastrous deluge and is trying hard to put in place all the essentials for the smooth teaching and learning process. As I have been entrusted with this great responsibility of Principal of Burn Hall School from the 6th of May 2015 by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society, I earnestly appeal to your immediate and serious attention on the following points: a. Non seriousness among the students in academics from Classes IX to XII which is proved by their performance in the recent test. Undoubtedly this is going to affect their performance in Board Exams. b. Indiscipline and unbecoming behavior among these students in the campus and particularly in class rooms which creates an unhealthy atmosphere for both the serious students and the teachers in delivering their best. c. Ensuring proper uniform, decent hair cut and a healthy lunch pack while sending the wards to school is a prime responsibility of parents. Deviation in this regard is not only polluting the congenial atmosphere of the school but also causes criminal waste of the precious time of teachers and good students. Students found guilty in this regard will not be allowed to attend classes or tests in future. d. Punctuality of both students and staff is of paramount importance in gauging the standard of the school and late comers can always spoil the mood of a serious teacher in the morning. Who is the loser? Definitely it is the students of entire class due to the negligence of one or two. e. Involvement in physical violence and causing injuries to others ( now on an alarming rate among students of 9th and 10th) will invite long suspension or dismissal (please refer to School diary Page 21, under title ‘Manners’ – Nos. vii,viii,ix). f. Clear cut policy regarding Admission to Class XI will be issued to all parents to avoid inconvenience to Parents and School Management. g. Kindly update your contact numbers in the school personally for a better and faster communication of important matters from school regarding your ward. We earnestly hope that all of our parents’ who are our most valuable partners in education, will in basic requirement to tide over the present prevailing situation and eke-out the need for serene, soothe and smooth future of the school, blissfully aplomb the request on appreciating the difficulties in the right perspective and continue to extend your support and cooperation, you have hitherto given to us. Let us toil together and uphold our motto “Industria Floremus” With warm regards, Fr. Sebastian. N PRINCIPAL BHS#CRC/P/01/2015, Dt: 25/05/2015 BURN HALL HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SONWAR, SRINAGAR Dear Esteemed Parents, At the very outset let me express my sincere thanks to all of you for your obvious valuable assiduous cooperation and contribution to Burn Hall School, throughout its existence. I specially acknowledge your extreme efforts to succour in maintaining its stupendous past and ameliorating future even in the midst of all turbulence of the past. As I extend my good wishes to all of you I also pray and entreat to God Almighty for a better academic session 2015 and more. That you are aware and in know of the fact that all of us are passing through a grim situation after the floods and the continued inclement weather till date. However, my priority is “care of students, concern for parents and quality of teaching- learning process.” Esteemed parents, let me share with you the fact that the school is just recovering from the huge loss on account of the disastrous deluge and is trying hard to put in place all the essentials for the smooth teaching and learning process. As I have been entrusted with this great responsibility of Principal of Burn Hall School from the 6th of May 2015 by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society, I earnestly appeal to your immediate and serious attention on the following points: a. Non seriousness among the students in academics from Classes IX to XII which is proved by their performance in the recent test. Undoubtedly this is going to affect their performance in Board Exams. b. Indiscipline and unbecoming behavior among these students in the campus and particularly in class rooms which creates an unhealthy atmosphere for both the serious students and the teachers in delivering their best. c. Ensuring proper uniform, decent hair cut and a healthy lunch pack while sending the wards to school is a prime responsibility of parents. Deviation in this regard is not only polluting the congenial atmosphere of the school but also causes criminal waste of the precious time of teachers and good students. Students found guilty in this regard will not be allowed to attend classes or tests in future. d. Punctuality of both students and staff is of paramount importance in gauging the standard of the school and late comers can always spoil the mood of a serious teacher in the morning. Who is the loser? Definitely it is the students of entire class due to the negligence of one or two. e. Involvement in physical violence and causing injuries to others ( now on an alarming rate among students of 9th and 10th) will invite long suspension or dismissal (please refer to School diary Page 21, under title ‘Manners’ – Nos. vii,viii,ix). f. Clear cut policy regarding Admission to Class XI will be issued to all parents to avoid inconvenience to Parents and School Management. g. Kindly update your contact numbers in the school personally for a better and faster communication of important matters from school regarding your ward. We earnestly hope that all of our parents’ who are our most valuable partners in education, will in basic requirement to tide over the present prevailing situation and eke-out the need for serene, soothe and smooth future of the school, blissfully aplomb the request on appreciating the difficulties in the right perspective and continue to extend your support and cooperation, you have hitherto given to us. Let us toil together and uphold our motto “Industria Floremus” With warm regards, Fr. Sebastian. N PRINCIPAL BHS#CRC/P/01/2015, Dt: 25/05/2015 BURN HALL HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SONWAR, SRINAGAR Dear Esteemed Parents, At the very outset let me express my sincere thanks to all of you for your obvious valuable assiduous cooperation and contribution to Burn Hall School, throughout its existence. I specially acknowledge your extreme efforts to succour in maintaining its stupendous past and ameliorating future even in the midst of all turbulence of the past. As I extend my good wishes to all of you I also pray and entreat to God Almighty for a better academic session 2015 and more. That you are aware and in know of the fact that all of us are passing through a grim situation after the floods and the continued inclement weather till date. However, my priority is “care of students, concern for parents and quality of teaching- learning process.” Esteemed parents, let me share with you the fact that the school is just recovering from the huge loss on account of the disastrous deluge and is trying hard to put in place all the essentials for the smooth teaching and learning process. As I have been entrusted with this great responsibility of Principal of Burn Hall School from the 6th of May 2015 by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society, I earnestly appeal to your immediate and serious attention on the following points: a. Non seriousness among the students in academics from Classes IX to XII which is proved by their performance in the recent test. Undoubtedly this is going to affect their performance in Board Exams. b. Indiscipline and unbecoming behavior among these students in the campus and particularly in class rooms which creates an unhealthy atmosphere for both the serious students and the teachers in delivering their best. c. Ensuring proper uniform, decent hair cut and a healthy lunch pack while sending the wards to school is a prime responsibility of parents. Deviation in this regard is not only polluting the congenial atmosphere of the school but also causes criminal waste of the precious time of teachers and good students. Students found guilty in this regard will not be allowed to attend classes or tests in future. d. Punctuality of both students and staff is of paramount importance in gauging the standard of the school and late comers can always spoil the mood of a serious teacher in the morning. Who is the loser? Definitely it is the students of entire class due to the negligence of one or two. e. Involvement in physical violence and causing injuries to others ( now on an alarming rate among students of 9th and 10th) will invite long suspension or dismissal (please refer to School diary Page 21, under title ‘Manners’ – Nos. vii,viii,ix). f. Clear cut policy regarding Admission to Class XI will be issued to all parents to avoid inconvenience to Parents and School Management. g. Kindly update your contact numbers in the school personally for a better and faster communication of important matters from school regarding your ward. We earnestly hope that all of our parents’ who are our most valuable partners in education, will in basic requirement to tide over the present prevailing situation and eke-out the need for serene, soothe and smooth future of the school, blissfully aplomb the request on appreciating the difficulties in the right perspective and continue to extend your support and cooperation, you have hitherto given to us. Let us toil together and uphold our motto “Industria Floremus” With warm regards, Fr. Sebastian. N PRINCIPAL BHS#CRC/P/01/2015, Dt: 25/05/2015 BURN HALL HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SONWAR, SRINAGAR Dear Esteemed Parents, At the very outset let me express my sincere thanks to all of you for your obvious valuable assiduous cooperation and contribution to Burn Hall School, throughout its existence. I specially acknowledge your extreme efforts to succour in maintaining its stupendous past and ameliorating future even in the midst of all turbulence of the past. As I extend my good wishes to all of you I also pray and entreat to God Almighty for a better academic session 2015 and more. That you are aware and in know of the fact that all of us are passing through a grim situation after the floods and the continued inclement weather till date. However, my priority is “care of students, concern for parents and quality of teaching- learning process.” Esteemed parents, let me share with you the fact that the school is just recovering from the huge loss on account of the disastrous deluge and is trying hard to put in place all the essentials for the smooth teaching and learning process. As I have been entrusted with this great responsibility of Principal of Burn Hall School from the 6th of May 2015 by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society, I earnestly appeal to your immediate and serious attention on the following points: a. Non seriousness among the students in academics from Classes IX to XII which is proved by their performance in the recent test. Undoubtedly this is going to affect their performance in Board Exams. b. Indiscipline and unbecoming behavior among these students in the campus and particularly in class rooms which creates an unhealthy atmosphere for both the serious students and the teachers in delivering their best. c. Ensuring proper uniform, decent hair cut and a healthy lunch pack while sending the wards to school is a prime responsibility of parents. Deviation in this regard is not only polluting the congenial atmosphere of the school but also causes criminal waste of the precious time of teachers and good students. Students found guilty in this regard will not be allowed to attend classes or tests in future. d. Punctuality of both students and staff is of paramount importance in gauging the standard of the school and late comers can always spoil the mood of a serious teacher in the morning. Who is the loser? Definitely it is the students of entire class due to the negligence of one or two. e. Involvement in physical violence and causing injuries to others ( now on an alarming rate among students of 9th and 10th) will invite long suspension or dismissal (please refer to School diary Page 21, under title ‘Manners’ – Nos. vii,viii,ix). f. Clear cut policy regarding Admission to Class XI will be issued to all parents to avoid inconvenience to Parents and School Management. g. Kindly update your contact numbers in the school personally for a better and faster communication of important matters from school regarding your ward. We earnestly hope that all of our parents’ who are our most valuable partners in education, will in basic requirement to tide over the present prevailing situation and eke-out the need for serene, soothe and smooth future of the school, blissfully aplomb the request on appreciating the difficulties in the right perspective and continue to extend your support and cooperation, you have hitherto given to us. Let us toil together and uphold our motto “Industria Floremus” With warm regards, Fr. Sebastian. N PRINCIPAL BHS#CRC/P/01/2015, Dt: 25/05/2015 BURN HALL HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SONWAR, SRINAGAR Dear Esteemed Parents, At the very outset let me express my sincere thanks to all of you for your obvious valuable assiduous cooperation and contribution to Burn Hall School, throughout its existence. I specially acknowledge your extreme efforts to succour in maintaining its stupendous past and ameliorating future even in the midst of all turbulence of the past. As I extend my good wishes to all of you I also pray and entreat to God Almighty for a better academic session 2015 and more. That you are aware and in know of the fact that all of us are passing through a grim situation after the floods and the continued inclement weather till date. However, my priority is “care of students, concern for parents and quality of teaching- learning process.” Esteemed parents, let me share with you the fact that the school is just recovering from the huge loss on account of the disastrous deluge and is trying hard to put in place all the essentials for the smooth teaching and learning process. As I have been entrusted with this great responsibility of Principal of Burn Hall School from the 6th of May 2015 by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society, I earnestly appeal to your immediate and serious attention on the following points: a. Non seriousness among the students in academics from Classes IX to XII which is proved by their performance in the recent test. Undoubtedly this is going to affect their performance in Board Exams. b. Indiscipline and unbecoming behavior among these students in the campus and particularly in class rooms which creates an unhealthy atmosphere for both the serious students and the teachers in delivering their best. c. Ensuring proper uniform, decent hair cut and a healthy lunch pack while sending the wards to school is a prime responsibility of parents. Deviation in this regard is not only polluting the congenial atmosphere of the school but also causes criminal waste of the precious time of teachers and good students. Students found guilty in this regard will not be allowed to attend classes or tests in future. d. Punctuality of both students and staff is of paramount importance in gauging the standard of the school and late comers can always spoil the mood of a serious teacher in the morning. Who is the loser? Definitely it is the students of entire class due to the negligence of one or two. e. Involvement in physical violence and causing injuries to others ( now on an alarming rate among students of 9th and 10th) will invite long suspension or dismissal (please refer to School diary Page 21, under title ‘Manners’ – Nos. vii,viii,ix). f. Clear cut policy regarding Admission to Class XI will be issued to all parents to avoid inconvenience to Parents and School Management. g. Kindly update your contact numbers in the school personally for a better and faster communication of important matters from school regarding your ward. We earnestly hope that all of our parents’ who are our most valuable partners in education, will in basic requirement to tide over the present prevailing situation and eke-out the need for serene, soothe and smooth future of the school, blissfully aplomb the request on appreciating the difficulties in the right perspective and continue to extend your support and cooperation, you have hitherto given to us. Let us toil together and uphold our motto “Industria Floremus” With warm regards, Fr. Sebastian. N PRINCIPAL BHS#CRC/P/01/2015, Dt: 25/05/2015

obituary

Obituary Bishop Peter Celestine Elampasseril OFM Cap Bishop Peter Celestine Elampasseril was born in Muttuchira, Kerala on 28th June 1938. Upon completion of the matriculation examinations he joined the order of Capuchins Friars Minor and made his solemn profession on 19th May 1963. He was ordained priest on 3rd October 1966. After his ordination he was sent to Agra mission of the Capuchins. While in the mission he completed his BA (Hons) and B. Ed from Aligarh Muslim University. In 1978, he acquired doctoral degree in Missiology from Gregorian University, Rome. In 1980, Bishop Peter Celestine took charge as Mission Superior of North India. On completion of his tenure he was posted to Jammu-Srinagar Mission as the Pro-Prefect Apostolic. He offered his services in the mission areas of Jammu and was instrumental in the opening of several mission stations. When the Apostolic Prefecture was raised to the status of the diocese in 1986, he was appointed the first Vicar General. During his tenure, he supervised the construction of St. Mary’s Cathedral Church and the Bishop’s House Jammu. In 1997, he was transferred to Assam-Meghalaya Mission as the Provincial Delegate. While in the North East he was appointed as the Second Bishop of the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar and was ordained Bishop on 6th September 1998. Missiology being his subject of his research, Bishop Peter Celestine undertook several studies on the Capuchin Mission in India and has to his credit two books complied by him on “Early Capuchin Mission in India” and “North Indian Capuchin Mission 1972-1992”. He was also a visiting faculty at Capuchin Seminary, Eluru; St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore; Mater Dei Institute, Goa; and Trinity College, Jalandhar. As the head of the Church in Jammu and Kashmir, Bishop Peter Celestine took several initiatives both for the spread of the Church and for the development of the people. He was instrumental in reopening of the mission in Leh. He established new mission in Batote, Karanbagh, Kargil and took initiatives in finding out the possibilities of exploring new missions in the State. His love for the people was very much evident in his tireless efforts in establishing the apostolate of education and social service. He believed that our presence and witness must be felt more strongly in the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh by way of health care, education, and social service. Under his leadership the diocese undertook massive relief and rehabilitation of people displaced by war in Kargil in 1999, earthquake in Uri – Baramulla in 2005, cloudburst in Leh in 2010 and floods in Kashmir in 2014. Taking into account the prevailing political scenario, Bishop Peter Celestine advocated for peace through the formation of several peace clubs in schools, cross-border dialogue, and inter-religious meets. In recognition of his initiatives, he was awarded Gandhi Peace Award. In July 2012, he suffered a stroke and underwent open-heart surgery. Since then his health remained erratic. Taking note of his ill health, he tendered his resignation in 2013 and the Holy See, on accepting his resignation, relieved him from his office on 3rd December 2014. Owing to the deteriorating health conditions caused by the inclement climate, he expressed his desire to return to his Capuchin fraternity at Bharananganam in Kerala. On the early hours of 27th May 2015, he suffered massive heart attack and breathed his last. The funeral service took place on 30th May 2015 at Assisi Ashram, Bharananganam, Pala, Kerala.



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Class X students : SERIOUS ATTENTION PLEASE: Hereby you are directed to take a serious note of the following :

1. There is no provision in our school policy for any presumed right or automatic walking in to Class XI after finishing Class X.

2. Your eligibility will depend upon the overall discipline, academic performance (min. 70% in each subject) in Golden test and Pre Board exam conducted in the school.

3. Absence of Parents on Parent- Teacher meetings of Golden test and Pre Board exam will invite a negative marking and no excuses will be entertained later in this regard.