22nd September 2023
State Winners: The students of St. Xavier’s Umoid are declared State champions at the Meghalaya Youth Festival held in Shillong. Earlier, they had won the district level championship to qualify for the State level competitions.
2nd September 2023
Youth Festival: The students of St. Xavier’s excel in the Youth Festival organized for the educational institutions of the SWKH and EWKH districts at Sngap Syiem College Mawkyrwat. They win the first place in all events – Skit, Quiz, and Marathon. They are to now compete in the state-level competitions at Shillong.
3rd August 2023
DC and ADC welcomed: The Deputy Commissioner of the South West Khasi Hills, Shri. Tableland Lyngwa, IAS, and his ADC, Shri. Aldrin L Bench, visit St. Xavier’s Umoid. The Principal, staff and students welcome the guests and the honor them. On his maiden visit to the institution, the DC expresses his gratitude to the Jesuits for starting a college in Umoid and requests the students to make the most of the opportunity.
18th July 2023
Welcome, Fr. Sunny: The staff and students of of St. Xavier’s Umoid welcome the new principal, Fr. Sunny Augustine, in a simple yet meaningful ceremony. Fr Sunny comes from Loyola College, Williamnagar, where he served as principal for almost nine years. He is a strong, joyful and dynamic leader. Fr Paul, the outgoing principal, moves to Guwahati to serve the Jesuits in NE India as the Development Director and Secretary for Education.
8th June 2023
“Healthy Life Choices” workshop: Dr. S. Saldanha, a medical doctor, and Ms. Shreya, a trained counsellor and therapist, conduct a one-day workshop for the students on Healthy Life Choices. They divide the students into groups, based on gender, to discuss issues relating to healthy living habits, relationships, addictions, life choices, sexuality, etc.
19th May 2023
Fr. George’s Final Vows: In a moving ceremony at the end of the “Kohima Jesuit Region Days 2023, “Fr. Vilezo George SJ, the vice principal of St. Xavier’s Umoid, professes his Final Vows as a Jesuit.
12th May 2023
National Youth Parliament”: Two students, Bashimti and Ibadalin, represent St. Xavier’s College Umoid in the two-day National Youth Parliament conference hosted by NEHU. Sr. Blestina accompanies the students.
29th March 2023
“Politics and Economy” Seminar: St. Xavier’s Umoid hosts a Seminar on “Politics and Economy.” Dr. Kiran Cotha SJ was the chief resource person. Besides the resource persons, some from the college staff, some students were given the opportunity to present their positions.
23rd March 2023
Leadership Programme: Fr. Pradeep, a dynamic motivational speaker, offered a Leadership programme for the college students today. He focused on the need for good leaders and the distinguishing qualities of leaders in today’s world.
15th February 2023
Little Flower School Umoid: Today, the Women’s Self Help Group of Umoid, under the leadership of Ms. Rishalyne and Mr. Dimading, started Little Flower, an English medium primary school presently offering Nursery and KG classes. St. Xavier’s Umoid are accompanying LFS in many ways, including offering them guidance and help with their academic programme, staff recruitment and financial audit. The school will be upgraded every year.
23rd December 2022
Ms. Bashimti wins: Bashimti Snaitang, a second year student at St. Xavier’s College Umoid, wins the first prize for best speaker at a state-wide competition organized at the Soso Tham Auditorium in Shillong. She was also declared the overall runner.
18th November 2022
University Examination Centre: St. Xavier’s College Umoid received permission from NEHU to conduct the university semester examinations on campus. The third semester students were also granted permission to answer their semester examinations at Umoid instead, instead of going to Nongstoin.
22nd October 2022
Parents’ Day Celebrations: St. Xavier’s Umoid celebrates its ANNUAL PARENTS’ DAY with a cultural programme. The Hon’ble Shri Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, Minister, was the Chief Guest. The highlight of the programme was a Play on the Life of Tirot Sing, a Khasi syiem (king) who fought for the freedom of his people.
3rd October 2022
NEHU Inspection: A three-person team from the Examination Department of NEHU visits the college to assess its readiness to be an Examination Centre.
14th September 2022
First Prize in Essay Competition: Ms. Melfysha from Cl XI secures the First prize in an Essay competition organized by the District Soil and Water Conservation Office on the topic “Catch the Rain.” Four other students participants are awarded consolation prizes.
22nd August 2022
Meeting friends and benefactors: In the USA, the Principal, Fr. Paul, meets friends and benefactors who have assisted St. Xavier’s Umoid in the past and many of whom continue to support in different ways. Fr. Paul also meets some potential new donors with requests for assistance for the works in Umoid.
5th August 2022
IAJU Conference: From 3rd – 6th August 2022,the leaders of Jesuit Hr. Education institutions from around the world met at Boston College in the USA for the conference of the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). There were roughly 360 participants, including Very Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal, the Superior General of the Jesuits.
28th June 2022
New Academic Year begins: The new academic year commenced today with an Orientation Programme for all the new students, in the Hr. Sec school and the college.
6th June 2022
Jesuits move to campus: After being in Jakrem for 4 years, the Jesuits moved into a newly-constructed residence on campus, which was blessed by Fr. Dionysius Vaz SJ, the Provincial of the Karnataka Jesuit Province.
22nd April 2022
JCSA Education Secretary visits: The JSCA Secretary for Education, Fr. John Ravi SJ, visits St. Xavier’s Umoid. He addresses the student assembly, meets the staff, and takes a special session on Career Counselling for the Cl XII students.
8th April 2022
College Administrative-Arts Building: With the structural and floor plans ready, construction work on the new college building begins. Mr. Mebansan Lyndem from Shillong is awarded the contract.
26th March 2022
New Football Ground: With a grant from the CM’s office, the construction of the new football field begins.
26th March 2022
New Jesuits welcomed: Fr. Vilezo George Meze SJ and Br. Ngashan Albert SJ arrive to join the St Xavier’s Umoid team. Fr. George will be engaged in teaching and administration in the College and Hr. Sec. school, while Br. Albert will be looking after the construction works.
5th March 2022
Farwell Picnic: The students of Cl XII go to Sawsymper for a Farewell picnic. Many of the students, with some staff members, climb Mt. Symper (Lumsymper).
20th January 2022
College Staff In-service: The college staff attended an In-service about conducting Online Exams at St. Anthony’s College, Shillong.
15th January 2022
Meeting the Governor: Along with Hon’ble MP, Shri Vincent Pala, the principal met the Governor of Meghalaya, His Excellency Shri Satya Pal Malik, to try to advance the implementation of the college Provisional Affiliation from 2022-23 to 2021-22. The Governor promised to speak with the Vice Chancellor of NEHU about it.
17th December 2021
Pre-Christmas Celebration: The staff and students have their pre-Christmas celebration. They sing carols, play games, compete and enjoy some sweets together.
9th December 2021
College Provisional Affiliation: The CDC Office of NEHU grants Provisional Affiliation to St. Xavier’s College Umoid for a period of three years, from 2022-25.
7th December 2021
The Inauguration: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad Sangma, inaugurates the new academic block, in the presence of the Hon’ble Shri Renikton L. Thongkar, Minister, the staff and students of St. Xavier’s Umoid, and dignitaries and other well-wishers.
3rd December 2021
Feast Day Eucharist and Blessing of the New Building: His Grace Victor Lyngdoh, the archbishop of Shillong, celebrates the Holy Eucharist on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier and blesses the new academic block.
27th October 2021
NEHU Inspection: As part of the process for granting Provisional Affiliation, a six-member inspection team under the leadership of Prof. S. M. Sungoh visits the college. Besides their conversation with the principal, they also meet the students and verify the college documents and facilities.
25th October 2021
Fr. David transferred to Maweit : Fr. David Nukhu SJ, who was appointed the vice principal of the Hr. Sec. school just as it was being established in 2019, is transferred to St. Mary’s school, Maweit. The staff and students give him a tearful farewell and speak of their admiration for him as a teacher and guide, and their appreciation for his caring ways and sense of humour. Fr. Melwyn Fernandes SJ comes to St. Xavier’s to help with the Inauguration of the new building while also filling in for Fr. David on a temporary basis.
22nd October 2021
Hr. Sec. gets Provisional Affiliation: MBOSE grants St. Xavier’s Hr. Sec. Umoid Provisional Affiliation for a period of three years.
8th October 2021
Jesuit Regional Superior’s visit: The Regional Superior of the Kohima Jesuits, Fr. Melvil Pereira SJ, officially visits Umoid for his annual visitation. He addresses the students, meets the staff, and discusses future plans with the principal.
1st October 2021
Mass of the Holy Spirit: Today, the entire St. Xavier’s Umoid family gathers today to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a tradition in Jesuit institutions that dates back to 1548.
16th September 2021
St. Xavier’s College Umoid officially opens: Today is a historic day in Umoid. It is the first day of a new college — St. Xavier’s College Umoid. Fifty-five students are enrolled. The new academic year begins with a two-day Student Orientation programme.
9th September 2021
Cl XI Students’ Orientation: The students enrolled in Cl XI of the Higher Secondary school are welcomed and have a two-day Student Orientation. This provides them to get to know each other, to learn about the school’s history and traditions, and the expectations that St. Xavier’s Hr. Sec has of its students.
7th September 2021
Staff Orientation: The staff have a two-day orientation programme. Five new staff members have joined St. Xavier’s: Ms. Anisha, MCom, from Sohra, Meghalaya; Ms. Freedashisha, MCom, from Mylliem, Meghalaya; Ms. Phibashisha, MA, from Mawngap, Meghalaya; Sr. Blestina Pala MSMHC, MA, and Sr. Lusika Sangma MSMHC, MA, who will also serve as the vice-principal of the college. Fr. Michael Kerketta SJ (not in the picture) is the director of buildings and grounds.
9th August 2021
College and Hr. Sec Admissions begin: With MBOSE declaring its results, admissions for new students in the Hr. Sec. school and the new college begin today.
20th July 2021
NEHU grants permission: The Director of the CDC (College Development Committee) of NEHU, Dr. Kayang, writes to stay that NEHU has granted permission to open St. Xavier’s College Umoid. The pandemic delayed the process by several months as the NEHU Academic Council had been to hold its scheduled meetings.
10th May 2021
Class XII Online Classes begin: The school staff begin to send students online notes, tests and even teaching classes in a staggered manner via the Whatsapp and Signal apps .
5th May 2021
Regular classes stop: After just a couple of weeks of regular classes in the new academic year, schools close again because of a surge in Covid-19 cases. The staff have a meeting and decide to revert to online classes.
22nd April 2021
New academic year begins: Class XII classes in both streams, Arts and Commerce, begin for their new academic year.
17th April 2021
Staff In-service: Ms. Monica and Mr. Sainborlang attend a staff in-service programme held at Mawshohroh. The programme was conducted by Fr. Konrad Noronha SJ, a clinical psychologist, and focused on “Child Protection” in the context of growing menace of child abuse and exploitation, and human trafficking
21st March 2021
Construction work recommences: The construction work on the school building and the work on the campus resume.
11th March 2021
Class XI Exams: The Class XI students begin their MBOSE exams, even though the question papers have been set by the school staff and the corrections also done inhouse.
27th February 2021
Peace Rally: There is a Peace Rally organized by the local leaders of the Umoid area in support of the non-local workers who were recently attacked.
11th February 2021
NEHU Inspection: A team, under the leadership of Prof. Nongbri, the Dean of NEHU’s School of Education, visits the college for a site inspection. Besides addressing the students of the Hr. Sec. School, they also visit the building site, verify the application documents, and inspect the library.
28th October 2020
College NOC: The Government of Meghalaya gives St. Xavier’s Umoid the No Objection Certificate to start College classes from June 2021.
8th October 2020
Dept. of Hr. Education Inspection: A team from the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education visit the proposed college for an onsite inspection. After going through the documentation of the proposed college, to ensure all the prerequisites have been fulfilled, and also visit the building site and check the library books and other facilities. It is only after the Government gives its No Objection Certificate (NOC), that the application for affiliation to the university can be submitted. By June 2021, if all goes well, the college would be ready to begin classes with its first batch of students.
31st July 2020
St. Xavier’s Website launched: St Xavier’s Umoid launches its website www.stxaviersumoid.com. The architecture makes it accessible from mobile devices, not just laptops and computers. In keeping with the Govt. guidelines, admission forms are now available online.
16th March 2020
School Closure: The Government of Meghalaya orders all schools to be indefinitely closed because of the spread of the dangerous COVID-19 pandemic.
7th March 2020
Kohima Jesuit Region Golden Jubilee: Very Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ, the Superior General of the Jesuits, attends the Golden Jubilee celebrations commemorating the arrival of the Jesuits to Northeast India. He will also visit Meghalaya for a public function on 9th March at Umbir. Mr. Conrad Sangma, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, and Mr. Vincent Pala, the elected Member of Parliament from Shillong, are expected to attend the celebrations, along with a host of other important dignitaries and the people of the area.
3rd March 2020
District Champions: The St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary school fields two teams for the District level Quiz and Debate competitions. The students take the first place in the Quiz competition and the third place in the Debate. The teams were trained by Mr. Sainborlang Marwein.
3rd February 2020
Board Exams: The Class XI students begin their Board exams, which are conducted in the school even though the question papers are set by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE).
30th December 2019
Dn. David Nukhu ordained: In his home village of Razeba in Nagaland, Dn. David, the vice principal, is ordained a priest. A group of students, accompanied by Fr. Paul Coelho and Mr. Sainborlang Marwein, attend the ordination.
6th December 2019
Pre-Christmas Gathering: Prior to the commencement of the second terminal examinations, the school has a pre-Christmas Eucharistic celebration followed by a cultural programme that includes carol singing and games.
2nd December 2019
Feast of St. Francis Xavier: For the very first time, the school celebrates the feast of St> Francis Xavier, its patron. Speaking at a religious ceremony, Fr. Paul Coelho SJ, the principal, highlights the qualities of the saint that the students should try to emulate.
26th November 2019
DC’s visit: Ms. Isawanda Laloo IAS,the DC of our district, visits the school and meets with the students. She encourages them to make the most of the opportunity they have at St. Xavier’s Umoid to get a good education and succeed in life.
19th October 2019
International Art Festival: Several St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary students, accompanied by Mr. Marwein, participate in an International Art festival held at Mawkyrwat. The purpose of the festival is to expose local students to art forms from around the world and to learn to appreciate art.
9th October 2019
Commerce Stream Permission Granted: The Directorate of Education of the Government of Meghalaya gives St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School Umoid permission to start the Commerce stream.
25th September 2019
Regional Superior’s visit: Fr. Melvil Pereira SJ, the Regional Superior of the Kohima Jesuits, visits the new school. He addresses the students and meets with the staff.
25th September 2019
District School Education Officer’s visis: The DSEO of the South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district, Bah John Thyriang, visits the school and speaks to the students.
16th July 2019
Dn. David Nukhu SJ, joins the staff: Having just completed his theological studies in Delhi, Fr. David Nukhu SJ joins the staff and is appointed vice-principal. He had earlier served in Arunachal Pradesh.
10th June 2019
First day of School: Today was the first day of school for the students.
6th June 2019
New Students’ Orientation programme: Mr. Sainborlang Marwein, along with Brs. James Chin SJ and Matheus Kharbudon SJ, conduct a two-day orientation for the new students. The students are introduced to the ideals of Jesuit Education and the expectations of the school.
5th June 2019
St Xavier’s Higher Secondary school Umoid officially opens: St. Xavier’s Umoid opens its doors to its first class of fifty-seven Class XI students in the Arts stream. The Principal, Fr. Paul Coelho SJ, welcomes the students to a new school and speaks about the significance of the day, reminding the students that they are indeed a very special group to be attending St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary on the very first day of its existence. When the assembly ends, the students plant a few trees on campus to remember the occasion. The day, coincidentally, is also Earth Day and the festival of Eid.
3rd June 2019
Admission Results declared: The results of the Admission procedure are announced. Fifty-seven students are accepted in Class XI. All 57 of them are enrolled in the school.
18th April 2019
Foundation stone laid: The Jesuit Regional Superior, Fr. Melvil Pereira SJ, and a few other leaders and guests attend the the laying of the foundation stone for the new building. Bah Harmarles Thabah is awarded the contract.
4th March 2019
School advertised: Attractive flexes advertising the new school are posted at significant locations in the area. Posters, too, are circulated and distributed to the various high schools in the area.
1st February 2019
Permission received: St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School Umoid receives permission from the Directorate of Education to start Higher Secondary classes (XI and XII) in the next academic year 2019-20).