16th September 2021
College commences: Today is a historic day for St. Xavier’s Umoid. It is the first day of the new college. Fifty-five students are enrolled in the college and they begin the semester with a two-day Orientation programme.
9th September 2021
Cl XI Students’ Orientation: The new students to the Higher Secondary school are welcomed and have a two-day orientation to help them get to know each other. They also learn about the school, its history and traditions, and its expectations of the students.
7th September 2021
Staff Orientation: The staff have a two-day orientation programme. Five new staff members have joined the St. Xavier’s this year. They are: 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.
3rd September 2021
Admissions Finalized: Admissions to Hr Sec. sections (Cl XI Arts and Commerce) and the new College are finalized and close today. The enrollment this surpasses expectations, despite the COVID regulations that make travel challenging, and sadly many interested students had to be turned away.
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.
5th August 2021
MBOSE declares HSSLC Results: The Meghalaya Board today declares the results of the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021. Of the 32 St. Xavier’s Hr. Sec. Umoid students who appeared, 5 secure first divisions with three distinctions, 16 secure second divisions, and 8 secure third divisions. Three students fail in the exam. MBOSE also declares the results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination.
20th July 2021
NEHU approves St. Xavier’s College Umoid: The Director of the CDC (College Development Committee) of NEHU, Dr. Kayang, writes to stay that NEHU has approved St. Xavier’s College Umoid and the college can now submit the Provisional Affiliation application form. The pandemic and lockdown delayed things as the Academic Council of NEHU had been unable to meet in March 2021.
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
Classes Begin: Class XII classes in both streams, Arts and Commerce, begin for their new academic year.
20th April 2021
Student Orientation: Class XII students of both streams, Arts and Commerce, begin their new academic year with a two year orientation programme. The programme was conducted by Br. Nobert Kharumnuid, the resource person, ably assisted by the school staff.
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
12th April 2021
Class XI results: The Class XI Final Exam results are declared. All students are given a “Passed” certificate, as per the Government’s directive to make this a “Detention Free” year. Many students who fared poorly, however, are encouraged to voluntarily repeat Cl XI.
1st April 2021
Staff Changes: Due to certain serious and pressing family considerations, Ms. Jennifer Ophriini tenders in her resignation. She will leave the school on 1st May 2021. The principal begins the process of looking for a new teacher to fill the vacancy.
21st March 2021
Construction work: The construction work on the school building and enhancing the campus continues after a short respite.
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.
11th January 2021
Classes Recommence: Following the directives of the Government of Meghalaya, higher secondary classes recommence today. The COVID-19 protocols of the Government are strictly adhered to and attendance to classes only permitted to those students who brought Letters with Parental Permission.
4th January 2021
New Staff Members: In preparation to recommence classes from 11th January 2021, after the haitus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, two new teachers join the Staff.
Ms. Monica Mylliem who is from Mawlai, Meghalaya, has a Masters of Arts and has cleared the NET examination.
Ms. Jennifer Ophriini who is from Kaibi, Manipur, has a Masters of Commerce and has also cleared the NET examination.
St. Xavier’s Umoid is very fortunate to have these two new staff members and warmly welcomed them into the St. Xavier’s Umoid family.
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. Admission forms are now available online.
20th July 2020
New Admissions: With the declaration of the Matric results, Admission forms for the new academic year are given out.
16th March 2020
School Closure: The Government of Meghalaya orders the closing all schools because of the 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.
26th February 2020
Promotions and Admissions: Those students who passed in the Class XI MBOSE examinations enroll in Class XII.
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.
30th December 2019
Dn. David Nukhu ordained: In his home village of Razeba in Nagaland, Dn David, the vice principal, is ordained. 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 had a pre-Christmas Eucharistic celebration followed by a cultural programme that includes carol singing and some party games.
2nd December 2019
Feast of St. Francis Xavier: The school celebrates the feast of its patron a day in advance. Fr. Paul Coelho SJ, the principal, speaks about those qualities of the saint 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.
14th November 2019
School Picnic: While the rest of the country celebrated Children’s Day, the staff and students enjoy the annual school picnic at Mt. Sawsymper, a well-known picnic picnic spot not far from Umoid. In fact, Mt. Sawsymper is also at the centre of a famous Khasi folk tale.
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 in the Hr. Sec. section.
25th September 2019
Regional Superior’s visit: Fr. Melvil Pereira SJ, the Regional Superior of the Kohima Jesuits, visits the school and addresses the students.
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: Dn. David, having just completed his theological studies in Delhi, joins the staff and is appointed the vice-principal. He had earlier served in Arunachal before.
10th June 2019
First day of School: Today was the first day of school for the students.
6th June 2019
New Students’ Orientation programme: Br. James Chin SJ and Br. Matheus Kharbudon SJ, along with Mr. Sainborlang Marwein, 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, with information about the new school, 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 Arts stream