am writing to urge all Old Sherwoodians
to respond generously to this Appeal to
raise funds that are urgently needed not
only to augment the heavy expenditure
that has already been incurred on giving
the college a Millennium Face-lift, but
also to enable the college to complete
the development/renovation projects that
are planned for this winter (December
2000 - March 2001). (Please
refer to the list of projects in the
the sharp increase in the cost of
construction works and the cost of living
and the inevitable fall-out on
Establishment costs, we can no longer
meet the our development projects or
essential major renovation works solely
from our Annual Revenue.
of you who have been to Sherwood in
recent years, must have seen for
yourselves that much has been done to
give the college a 'Face-lift' and to
expand and improve facilities in the
college in most spheres.
much more needs to be done to provide the
Infra-structural backing needed to meet
the challenge of providing an education
that is relevant to the rapidly changing
times. There is also an urgent need to
improve the existing facilities in
certain important areas - dormitories,
part of our endeavour to raise funds, we
are bringing out a brochure to mark the
occasion of "The Millennium Alumni
Reunion" beginning on 12th October,
2000 and ending with the annual
"College Fete" on 15th October,
2000 to which all parents are cordially
rates for the advertisements are attached
would also like to take this opportunity
to request O.S. in various cities to
consider my proposal to get together and
contribute collectively towards any one
of the projects that have either been
completed already, or towards those
projects that have been kept in abeyance
owing to shortage of funds.
who would prefer to contribute directly
are most welcome to do so.
to all Old Sherwoodians I want to say
this: Won't you come forward and make a
gesture of 'caring' for the growth of
your Alma Mater in return for the 'nuturing'
you received in your youth?
is the time for you to give concrete
expression to that 'certain feeling' you must
cherish for your 'home' for much of your
youth. I know no better way to 'bond' than by
giving unconditionally from the heart. That
is what Sherwood has taught me over the years
I have been privileged to serve it, and I
commend it to you in the faith that you share
my vision for the future of Sherwood - a
school second to none, going boldly forward
nurtured by those who, despite the passage of
time, have not lost their sense of
'belonging'; who still care sufficiently for
Sherwood to want to give back to it.
Contributions may please be sent directly to
the Principal by Bank Draft in favour of
"Sherwood College Millennium Appeal Fund
Contributions received from various
'Chapters' should also be sent as above,
giving details of contributions made by
individuals so that individual receipts could
be sent to those who have contributed to the
"Sherwood College Millennium Appeal Fund
With best wishes.
(Projects completed as part of the Millennium
tiling of the 'back quad' (Senior
of new staircase leading to the Physics
laboratory and connecting the first floor
of the Science Block by a covered passage
with the classrooms in
of a new 50 KVA Generator set for the
Senior School complex and the Resource
(Old generator is being connected to meet
the needs of
Horsman Wing and Milman Hall).
the pathway leading down to Horsman Wing
and providing a railing at the 'khud
side' end to provide greater safety to
users (children and parents).
tiling of the 'quad in front of the
Girls' Hostel and construction of a
boundary wall to provide for greater
privacy/security for the girls.
and renovating the College kitchen;
purchase of 4 sets of Bain Maries for the
college mess (to ensure that the food is
served hot to the students; installation
of a gas oven (to replace the old wood -
fired oven) and a dough-kneading machine
the sound and lighting system in Milman
Hall and replacing the very old tin
chairs with plastic moulded chairs.
to be taken up - Dec. 2000 - March 2001)
and renovating the Junior School 'day
toilets' (long overdue).
a small recreation room for the Junior
school students (Horsman Wing).
a separate 'Resource Centre' for the
exclusive use of the Junior school
students and staff.
a gradual phasing out of wooden beds
(with niwars), and replacing them by
standard size iron beds using hardboards
and foam mattresses (to replace the
existing cotton mattresses).
from the above, the following major projects
need to be
taken in hand, sooner than later :
of many buildings as the present sheets
have outlived their utility and most
buildings are presenting a perennial
problem of leakage.
front of Horsman Wing needs to be given a
major face-lift - as was done in Dixon
Wing several years ago. This will also
result in providing more space in the
dormitories and the classrooms (both of
which are over - crowded) and will make
them more airy and bright.
these major projects will entail heavy