St. Anselm's North City School, Jaipur
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|St. Anselm's North City School, Jaipur|
|Nivaru Road, Jhotwara, Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302012, India
|Religious affiliation(s)||Catholic Church|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Anselm|
|Founder||Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho|
|Sister school||St. Anselm's Sr. Sec. School, Mansarovar & St. Anselm's Pink City School, Malviya Nagar|
|Principal||Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho|
|Grades||H.K.G. - 12|
|Age||4 to 18|
|Age range||4 - 18|
|Number of students||About 3000 students|
|Average class size||45|
|Classes offered||Science Stream & Commerce Stream for Sen. Sr. School|
|Medium of language||English|
|Hours in school day||6|
|Houses||Blue, Green, Red, Gold|
|Sports||Football, Basketball, Cricket, Swimming|
|School fees||Varies for different classes|
|Telephone no.||0141 - 2469323|
St. Anselm's North City School is a convent educational institution located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The school was founded by Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho. It is co-educational and provides liberal education through English medium. The school caters to pupils from the ages of 4 through to 18 or 19 and is open to children of all religious denominations. It is a day scholars school and affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
St. Anselm came from a noble Lombard family and was born in Aosta in the Italian Alps. His mother was a good and pious Burgundian, but after her death his father's violence and harshness finally caused Anselm to flee France. There, after several years of wandering, he took the Benedictine habit in 1060 at Bec (Normandy), where his illustrious countryman Bl. Lanfranc had started a famous school at the Abbey of Bec; soon he was well known for his learning. Within three years he was made Prior and after another 15 years, very reluctantly, Abbot.
As an abbot, St. Anselm had to cross over to England from time to time in connection with his abbey's English properties. There he became known and highly esteemed for his virtues and zeal: So much that in 1099 he was made Archbishop of Canterbury in the hope that he would be able to cope with the encroachments of King William the Red.
Many important writings of this general prelate, who was considered the greatest intellectual of his age and a "Patron for all Theologians", were composed during his two exiles. They earned him the title of Father of Scholasticism and Doctor of the Church (1720) on account of the deep and lasting influence he had upon philosophy and theology.
The history of St. Anselm's School starts from Ajmer, where in 1904, the French Capuchin Fathers founded St. Anselm's Ajmer. They adopted St. Anselm's motto for the school: Deo amabiles et hominibus, i.e., " Be Pleasing To God And To Men." The school has been a landmark institution which has given several illustrious leaders to Rajasthan and India at large.
In 1987 the Diocese of Ajmer-Jaipur wanted to start a similar school in the capital city (Jaipur) in the view of bringing in values and the experience of Ajmer. For this they appointed Fr. Raymond Coelho, a known educationist who had ample experience of having run some of the best institutions. He then founded St. Anselm's Pink City School with some teachers and employees he had recruited. Charged with tremendous energy, the founder principal toiled for 13 years to make St. Anselm's Pink City School what it is today.
In the year 2000, Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho founded St. Anselm's North City School in Jaipur after his excellent work in St. Anselm's Pink City School. In the beginning the school was started in a small hut with a batch of 60 students and has now turned into a huge building for about 3000 students. Under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho, the institution has emerged as one of the leading institute in the state. Laying milestones of success in the past 12 years the school is now imparting education in English medium to about 3000 students and counted among the top respected institutions of Rajasthan.
Campus & Infrastructure
The school is situated at Nivaru Road in Jaipur in the outskirts of city far from the noisy streets of the capital providing good environment for the students to learn and study and have good inbuilt infrastructure.
It has one main school building, the junior wing and senior wing combined in such a way to meet all the requirements. There is a large ground in front of the school building and a basketball court beside the ground. The ground is used for assemblies and ceremonies and is differentiated into a football field or a cricket field. The school building has the following facilities:
- A gathering place with an elaborated stage for assemblies and programmes
- Principal's office
- The well furnished office room
- A big staff-room
- Approx. 60 classrooms having proper ventilation
- Water filters and coolers for fresh water for the students
- A maintained library having a variety of books and magazines
- A perfectly well furnished air-conditioned IP lab for classes XI and XII
- A computer lab for classes IV to X
- Two halls at the topmost floor for co-curricular activities
- A waiting room near the office
- A well equipped Physics lab
- A well equipped Chemistry lab
- A well equipped Biology lab
The school has a chapel in the basement of the building, a beautiful and quiet place which is visited by the faithful for prayers and to get the blessings of the Lord. The school has a principal residence beside the school building, and a guest house nearby and a small peacock garden beside the principal's residence.
The school campus also includes a beautiful Church named Holy Redeemer Church visited by the faithful for the prayers to get the blessings of the almighty and is situated at a distance from the ground surrounded by well built beautiful statues. The church provides a hall in its basement that is used for celebrations, counselling or literary society meetings.
The school campus includes a well built basketball court beside the ground having enough sitting capacity for the audience watching basketball matches. It is open for every student of the school. There is a swimming complex beside the principal's residence having a swimming pool which is often opened for the students during the summer vacations. The parking area for the school vans and buses is available near the entrance gate.
For junior classes the subjects are Mathematics, English and Hindi language and literature, Social Science, Science, Computer Science, Art and Crafts, Writing Skills, Moral Science, General Knowledge.
For middle classes VI to VIII the subjects are Mathematics, English, Hindi and Sanskrit language and literature, Social Science (differentiated into History, Civics, Geography), Science, Computer Science, Art (Drawing & Craft), Moral Science, Environmental Studies and General Knowledge.
For senior classes IX and X the subjects are Mathematics, English and Hindi and literature, Social Science (differentiated into History, Civics, Geography, Economics and Disaster Management), Science (differentiated into Chemistry, Biology and Physics), Computer Science, Moral Science and Environmental Studies.
The CCE board pattern is strictly followed in classes IX and X.
- Science - PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) + IP + English
- Science - PCM + Biology + English
- Science - PCM + Economics + English
- Science - PCB (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) + Economics + English
- Science - PCB (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) + IP + English
- Commerce - (Account, Business Studies & Economics) + Maths + English
- Commerce - (Account, Business Studies & Economics) + IP + English
The school is divided into four houses, mainly for promoting academic and athletic competition among the pupils. The houses are Blue, Red, Green and Gold. The captains of each house leads a particular house and is aided by the vice-captains of their respective houses. They are headed by respected house head teachers. A head-boy and a head-girl is elected irrespective of their house from class XII. These captains and vice captains are alloted duties for maintaining discipline in school corridors.
- Farewell Party is held every year usually during the month of February which is given by class XI students to the XII class batch . There is a formal celebration party in 12th class honour and cultural events like drama, dance and songs sung by students followed by the lunch offered by the school for the parents and teachers.
- Republic Day and Independence Day Celebrations are held on 26 January and 15 August, respectively. The national tricolour is hoisted by Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho followed by the national anthem of India. The cultural programme is conducted by students helped by the teachers. Republic day parades are often held.
- House Day Celebrations are held once in a year for each of the four houses Red, Gold, Green and Blue on a certain new theme. These house day celebrations act as a platform for every student to perform on stage and show his/her talent in drama, dance and singing in the cultural programme which is followed by a speech by the house captain giving rise to the competition between the houses. The wall magazine for each house gives a chance to the students to work in groups and express their hidden art talents.
- Class Assemblies are held during the morning assembly once by each class in the whole academic session in order to inculcate moral values among the students through the well selected themes and wall magazines, thus giving opportunity to each student to speak on the stage in front of the audience with confidence.
Literary Society Meetings
The literary society meetings are held for the students of classes VI to XI in church basement hall in three groups. The students offer speeches, debates and perform drama skits which is fruitful for every student. This is a part of literary club activity of the school. These meetings often are organised by the students.
Annual Sports, 2012
The school has added another mega event The Annual Sports as a part of its school curriculum on 24 November 2012 to promote non-academic excellence among the students. It was a single day and Inter-house event which was held on a grand scale in the school campus. The parade was done by the students of classes IX and X followed by the various athletic events. The main attraction of the annual sports were the inter-house teachers relay and the inter school 4 X 100 m relay held between St. Anselm's Pink City School, St. Anselm's Mansarover School, Motherland Public School and the host school the St. Anselm's North City School for both boys and girls. The North city students again proved themselves after winning the boys inter-school relay event securing first rank among all the participating schools. The respected parent audience was also invited for the tug of war event held between the parents and the staff members.