AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
FAITH IN GOD(a) A deep inter-relationship with God that permeates his/her daily life and his/her contact with others.
(b) Personal and group prayer to God whom he/she considers to be his/ her loving Father.
(c) Acceptance of and respect for all religions.
(d) Deepening and broadening of his/her religious convictions.
CONSCIENTISATION TOWARDS JUSTICE AND EQUALITYEvery Notre Dame student must be imbued with the fact that she/he is living in a very unjust society and that she/he must do all within her/ his power to bring about a radical change in the present structures. Therefore, she/he must develop:
(a) A genuine love for the poor and the needy. She/he must programme regular sessions during the week in which she/he has some positive contact and communications with the poor, the illiterate, and the needy.
(b) A loving concern for the different types of oppressions suffered by the women, the minorities, the under paid labourers, and the weaker sections.
(c) Outstanding speaking and writing ability so that she/he can use her/ his talents as a platform to speak and write against any injustice and oppression suffered by others.
(d) A willingness to involve himself/herself in programmes, projects, camps, workshops, etc. in which she/he will be actively involved in helping the financially poor or deprived sections.
SENSE OF COMMUNITY(a) Realising that he/she belongs to a country that is rich in cultural heritage, she/he develops patriotism and pride for India.
(b) As part of the school family, she/he especially develops awareness of the needs of others and responds to their unspoken wishes/ demands/ requests by giving generously of her/his time, talents, and service.
(c) She/he inculcates in herself/himself those social virtues which are a genuine response to others: responsibility, courtesy, honesty, punctuality, loyalty, obedience, womanliness/manliness, generosity, and diligence.
(d) She/he integrates herself/himself readily with others of various social, religious, cultural and national backgrounds.
(e) As a citizen of the world, she/he takes keen interest in what is happening in other countries and easily discusses and empathises with the social and economic situations prevalent in them.
ACADEMIC VALUES(a) Acquisition of knowledge and sharpening of her/his memory, speed and accuracy.
(b) Acquisition of the following skills: observing, recording, quoting, illustrating, demonstrating, analyzing, outlining, summarizing, integrating, evaluating and criticizing.
(c) Power of expression through public speaking: debates, dramatics, elocution, extemporaneous speeches, dance, music and creative writing.
(d) An on-going quest for knowledge that will last throughout her/his life.
(e) An inner discernment which guides her/him to choose the correct values even when there is a dichotomy between the home and the school training or between society and the school.
(f) Physical exercises, sports and athletic skills which help her/him develop a sound mind in a sound body.