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Great Expectations: When a Son Enters Loyola

Great Expectations: When a Son Enters Loyola

What do parents want from Loyola these days? A parent whose son joins the upper kindergarten (UKG) this year shares his expectations. Note: This is a guest post. Author name witheld on request. Ever since my son was born, I have been thinking about his school with a...

The Missing X Factor

"If this is one helluva school, why have we not broken into the Big League? Fifty years of sifting and nurturing talent in Trivandrum, and none of international repute," observed Rajkin in his article on Loyola's Specialness. I invited...

Loyola’s Specialness

Welcome to the inaugural post in the Reflections on Schooling series. Featuring guest posts by Loyolites, the series aims to deepen our understanding of ourselves and Loyola. Back to School, cerebrally! What does “Loyola” signify? Why do people rush their wards to the...

Switch in Time

by MADHU C. MATHEN (1978) A recent news item in the Times of India stated that corporal punishment had been banned in schools in Thailand. My mind raced back over a quarter century, to an age in which the cane was a fixture in every house and an extension of every...

Cricket Our Style

Guest post by AJAY GEORGE PALAKUZHY (2003 ISC) If I were to ask Loyolites what would be one of their happiest moments in school life I think the top picks would be the following : LaFest 11th standard School Day play Excursion (Goa/Bangalore) They are all in my top 10...

New Principal for Loyola School

New Principal for Loyola School

Rev Fr KP Mathew SJ has been appointed the new Principal of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, according to the March 2013 newsletter of Kerala Jesuits. Rev Fr Varghese Anikuzhy SJ and Rev Fr Joseph Edassery SJ (the outgoing Principal and Vice-Principal respectively)...