Established in 2019, the school is located in the mountain village of Umoid, about 14 kms from Mawkyrwat where the headquarters of the South West Khasi Hills district are located.
With the State Government and the Local District administration permitting the reopening of schools and colleges in Meghalaya, St. Xavier’s Hr. Sec school Umoid will resume on-campus classes fromThursday, 9th September 2021. Students admitted to the Women’s hostel need to come on Wednesday, 8th September 2021.
St. Xavier’s is happy to welcome 90 new students into the Cl XI in the Arts and Commerce streams this year, and to welcome back the Cl XII returning students after the long pandemic-created break.
Those students who have been admitted but have not yet completed the Admission Procedures (have pending documents or fees) are requested to do so at the earliest.
The College Office is open on all working days from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It remains closed on Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays.
The School Office is open on all working days from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and other Public holidays.
When regular classes begin, all students above 18 years of age, irrespective of whether they are new students or returning students, will need to provide proof of being COVID VACCINATED in order to attend class. Rest assured, the entire staff of St. Xavier’s is vaccinated.
St. Xavier’s Umoid Hr. Sec School and College students will be able to avail of two private buses that will transport students from the Mawkyrwat townand from the Sawsymper-Pongkung area to Umoid on all working days.
The Mawkyrwat – Umoid bus will leave from the CnRD Office, Mawkyrwat, (near Nativity School) for Umoid at 7:45am sharp. Students interested in availing of the bus facility, or in getting more information, are requested to directly contact the bus owner, Bah. Sebarius Marwein from Jakrem. His cell number is 6909640650.
The Sawsymper/Pongkung area bus will leave from Laitmawsiang for Umoid at 7:45am sharp. Students interested in availing of the bus facility, or in getting more information, are requested to directly contact the bus owner, Bah Paul Lyngkhoi of Mawteiba . His cell number is 9366232670.
In the evening, both bus will leave from St. Xavier’s Umoid at 4:15pm.
The owners of the buses will fix the cost for travel, offering students the option of a monthly rate or, for the infrequent bus user, a daily rate. To save time and avoid reaching late, both buses have been requested to come directly to Umoid and to not make any detours. Students will need to come to the pickup and drop off points along the route.
A SCHOOL WITH A DIFFERENCE
St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary Umoid is truly “A School with a Difference” — as its motto suggests.
Besides focusing on a strong academic programme, which is integral to the school’s Jesuit tradition, students at St Xavier’s Umoid participate in various extra-curricular activities. They partook, for instance, in an International Art festival at Mawkyrwat in 2019. Later in the academic year, they competed in the District-level Quiz and Debate Competition. They won the first position in the Quiz competition and the third position in the Debate competition. They were declared the overall district champions.
Faith and spirituality are intrinsic elements of the school programme. The school day begins with a prayer and ends with the Examen — an Ignatian form of prayer. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at school on the first Friday of each month.
St. Xavier’s Umoid is committed to promoting the local Khasi culture. In fact, it was the first school in the state to adopt the jainsem, a local dress worn by Khasi women, as part of the school uniform.
The school is committed to being “Green.” The students are actively engaged in planting trees and protecting nature. In 2019, the school established a Sacred Grove on campus. This is an enduring Khasi tradition. In 2021, over 3,000 saplings were planted. The school also strives to reduce wastage and forbids single-use plastics on campus.
The dignity of labor, a quality already celebrated by the Khasis, is promoted in the school. The school buildings are cleaned by the students, as also the school premises. On Saturdays, the students and staff work to beautify the school and its campus.
Though the school is new and still unfamiliar to many in the district and the state, it is earning a reputation for its strong academic programme, its good discipline, and the all-round formation it provides its students.