HELPS TO STUDY AND SPIRITUAL HINTS.

General Hints to help you to study better:

1. Take up first the subject you most dislike; once you have done this, the rest of your work will be easy.

2. Do not hesitate to ask your teacher or your clever companions things you do not grasp clearly. Never leave difficulties unanswered as this will put you into greater difficulty later.

3. To make sure that you have understood something thoroughly use these” tricks” :

a) Pretend that you are explaining the lesson to another; see if you can do it well.

b) Make yourself your own teacher and question yourself and answer honestly (don’t cheat!)

4. Do not continue working when you are tired; walk around the garden or talk to a friend or have some other pleasant interruption, but only long enough to refresh your mind and come back to finish your lessons and not to waste the time.

5. Get enough exercise every day: It keeps the mind fresh.

6. Do not cut down necessary sleep in order to study; it will hurt you later on.

7. One should not get into disputes and conflicts and unhealthy friendships. Such things will vitiate your mind from studies.

8. Do not get addicted to Mobile software applications like Face book, what sap, twitter, etc.

9. Do not brood over the past failures or of things you could not do, but look forward to the manifold opportunities lie ahead.

10. Lastly, but most importantly pray often to the All-wise and All-knowing God to help you make progress in your studies.

Spiritual Hints to Receive God’s Blessings:

ATTITUDE TO GOD: 1. Remember that we have been created in order to love and serve God, our Creator, and that all learning and wealth in this world amount to nothing without the fear of God on which our temporal and eternal welfare depends.

2. Give glory to God for whatever learning you have; for He is the Author of every good. Do not glory or be puffed up in any ability, but consider it as God’s gift to your personality.

3. Give yourself to the practice of cultivating great virtues while you are young. The virtues to be cultivated most are: modesty (purity) in thoughts, words and actions, humility, obedience, kindness & respect for every person irrespective of his/her gender, religion, cast, poverty or wealth, never to think bad, speak bad, hear bad, never miss the opportunity to do an act of kindness.

4. By modesty is, meant a proper and decent manner of thinking, speaking and acting. This virtue is one of the best ornaments of our age in all human relationships. Person who possesses the virtue of modesty is welcomed in the company of good people always and everywhere.

5. Avoid every kind of sin, but especially the following evils should be particularly avoided:

(a) The taking of the name of God in vain;

(b) Disrespect for one’s Parents, elders and teachers.

(c) Impurity in thought, word or deed.

(d) Stealing and telling lies.

(e) Selfish desire to possess all good things for oneself only.

(f) All kinds of sexual aberrations like bad look, bad touch, seeing or reading bad things.

These evils will make us unworthy of intimate union with God. But if we keep away these evils from us, God will never fail us with His blessings.
ATTITUDE TO TEACHERS:
1. All should look upon their teachers/superiors as mothers/fathers and their school-mates as

brothers/sisters.

2. Respect every teacher whether of your own class or not. Be grateful towards those who taught you in the past. Show your teachers those exterior signs of reverence to which they are entitled, such as greeting them whenever you meet them.

3. Be convinced that your teachers deeply feel their serious obligation of promoting your welfare in the best way possibly they can, and that in advising, commanding and correcting you, they have nothing else in view other than seeing you growing up as a good and respectable person in future.

4. After piety, study is the most praiseworthy duty of a student. Therefore, your first occupation must consist in doing the tasks assigned to you by your teachers.

5. Always get up from your seat as a sign of respect when your teachers enter the class and again when they leave. If they delay in coming, do not make any noise, but wait for them in your places in silence reviewing your lesson or reading some good books.

6. During the class when the teacher is engaged in teaching avoid whispering or interrupting.

ATTITUDE TO SCHOOL-MATES:

1. Strive to edify your school-mates by your good example at all times. In fact no sermon is more efficacious than good example.

2. Never make fun of those who are weak in their studies or not so quick to grasp their lessons. Let there be no ridiculing of anyone on account of his/her physical defects. What you laugh at or despise in others may someday befall you.

BEHAVIOUR AT THE SCHOOL:
1. To write or draw on the blackboard (except when called upon to do so); to write words which may cause offense to anyone on the class room or school walls or to soil the floors, walls, maps, books, copies, or anything else of value is absolutely to be avoided.

2. Take great care of your text-books, blank books and other belongings. Beware of appropriating your neighbor’s property even it be the smallest thing. Should you find a lost article give it at once to the teacher/office.

3. Keep the floor clean by allowing no paper or ink to fall on it. Make proper use of the waste bin. Do not litter, throw or scatter waste materials at random, but must be deposited in the waste bin.

4. Cleanliness and purity of soul are reflected by a clean and neat exterior.

BEHAVIOUR OUTSIDE SCHOOL:
1. Speak no ill of your school-mates or of the management of the school.
2. Always speak well of your school and of your teachers.

WARNING CARDS:
1. The child who gets 5 Warning cards for the same reason: A” notice of information” will be sent to the parents and the matter will be discussed with them along with a fine of Rs.100/-.
2. The child who gets 10 Warning cards showing different reasons: A “notice of information” will be sent to the parents and the matter will be discussed with them along with a fine of Rs.150/-.
3. The child who receives more than 10 Warning cards: - A third time “Notice of Information” will be sent to the parents and the child will remain suspended from the school; and the suspension will be withdrawn only after getting an affidavit from the parents that they will withdraw the child from the school on any further serious in- disciplinary action or serious moral turpitude, and any request for re-admission will not be entertained.