- Christ Church Girls' Senior Secondary School
Christ Church Girls' Senior Secondary School is one of the major private schools in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is an English medium school that is well known for its excellent educational priorities. The school currently has about 2000 students. At present, the school functions under the Church of North India, Jabalpur Diocese. The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.C.Singh, Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese is the Chairman. The Christ Church Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur had its nascent beginnings in the vestry of Christ Church Cathedral, in the year 1870. At present, the school functions under the Church of North India, Jabalpur Diocese. The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.C.Singh, Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese is the Chairman. The school has served the Society with extreme care, love and devotion to improve the lot of its children. The very ancestry of the school bears ample testimony to this.
The school has a fully qualified Staff and provides special training in Karate , Yoga and Indian Classical Dance , Athletics , Basketball and Table - Tennis and sends girls up to the national level for athletics and games . The school celebrates national festivals with great zeal and patriotism . The school also has a well - accomplished School Band .
The Christ Church Girls' Senior Secondary School had its beginnings in the vestry of Christ Church in the year 1870 and was then known as Christ Church School. The school today is 138 years old .It was in 1869 that Rev. William Barker Drawbridge was appointed as the Chaplain of Christ Church. It was he who labored to fulfil a long felt need i.e. a School for European and Anglo-Indian children.
And so apparently the School began on June 1, 1870 in the vestry of Christ Church and moved to the present old School building in or around 1876 . As the schools remained closed for the summer , November 1, All Saints Day, became a convenient date to commemorate the Founder and all those who laboured for the building of the Christ Church Schools. It is now celebrated as the Founder's Day.
As the school continued to grow in number, a great need for more classrooms was felt by all. It was in January 1986 , that Bishop F.C.Jonathan, took over as the Chairman of the school's Governing Body. It was under his leadership and during the principalship of Mrs. W. Nair, that a master plan for the school was conceived called "The Education Expansion Programme". This was inaugurated by the then Governor of Madhya Pradesh Prof. K .M .Chandy.
In July 1991, the first phase of the development programme was completed with 21 classrooms and a library and a computer laboratory. The second phase of 12 classrooms and three science laboratory and another computer laboratory was completed in 1995 for the Secondary and Senior secondary classes. The third phase was completed in 2004 with 6 large classrooms for the kindergarten. In July 2006, five more classrooms were made for the Middle School Classes, one well equipped Mathematics Laboratory for the girls of Classes I to X, a Primary School Computer lab and a staff room.
For primary school students (classes 1-5): From Monday to Friday the students are supposed to wear a white collared shirt, a navy blue tunic with four pleats in the front, a red knot tie, the house colour belt, white clean pair of socks and black shoes. The students also require to wear the school badge. On Saturdays however, they need to wear house colour t-shirts with a check-skirt that has four pleats in the front and white socks with white canvas shoes.
For elementary and senior class students (classes 6-12): From Monday to Friday they have the same uniform as primary classes do. However, on Saturdays they need to wear house colour t-shirts with white skirts that have four pleats in the front and three at the back. They also need to wear white socks with white canvas shoes.
All the school students are given a house colour belt that represents their house. There are four houses - Darling (green house), Downing (blue house), Sinker (yellow house) and Levi (red house). Basically, these houses are the teams that play against each other within the school. When there is an interschool or national sport/game, the houses do not count, they play as a whole.
The Principal of the school, Mrs. Wendy Nair is a former student of the school. She graduated from Hawabagh Women's College, Jabalpur doing her B.Sc. with Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. She did her B.Ed. from the same college. She did her Post Graduate Diploma from the State Institute of Science Education, Jabalpur with Botany as her main subject. She took her Masters Degree in Education. She was a keen Athlete , Basketball and Hockey player at school & University level.
Her teaching career started as a High School Teacher in Biology in 1973. She was appointed the Vice Principal of the school in 1982 and was promoted to the post of the Principal on the first of May' 1984. She was also selected to visit the schools of partner Churches in the United Kingdom in August' 1989 in a partnership exchange programme.
She has completed 38 years of service in our school. She has built up our school over the past 27 years, working as its Principal to improve the infrastructure and work for the academic excellence of the children, without neglecting all other curricular activities. She is specially interested in pro moting Art & Craft and takes keen interest in all Work Experience activities in school. Sports and Games have a regular place in our school curriculum
Blessed with an instinct to realize the needs of the students , she is an emblem of serenity and kindness. She receives the respect of her students and teachers alike because of the compassionate and caring, yet strict and disciplined manner in which she handles the affairs of the school
The Vice Principal of the school, Mrs. Preeti Thangadurai, has done her entire schooling from St. Matthias Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Economics (Hons) from Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai and her Masters Degree (Economics) from the Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya , Jabalpur. She completed her B.Ed. from Navyug College of Arts and Commerce, Jabalpur.
She joined as a Teacher in the Primary School and served as Primary School In-charge for 6 years. With her excellent skills in teaching and the opportunities awarded to her, she has risen to the post of a Vice Principal and continues to serve in this capacity.
Mrs. Thangadurai teaches English and Social Science in the Middle School and also helps in the administration of the school. She trains girls for elocutions, dramatics and oratory skills. Her happiest moments are when she is in school, in the midst of her students.
There are boarding and lodging facilities for girls over six years in age. For admission to the hostel, names have to be registered with the Principal/Hostel Superintendent by March every year . Admissions to the hostel are done only after students have passed the school admission test and have been admitted to the school. Withdrawal from the hostel automatically results in the withdrawal from the school.
The School Hostel accommodates 60 girls from Classes I to XII. It caters to the needs of girls and aims at helping them to experience corporate living, training them to be independent and accept responsibility and develop affective and regular study habits, discipline, leadership and service. The girls must abide by the Hostel rules and regulations.
The Hostel is situated in the School Campus and is administered by the Hostel Manager Mrs. Nora Singh and the Hostel Superintendent, Mrs. S. Ezekiel. They are assisted by a kind and able staff. It is a 'Home away from Home'.
The school functions from 7:25 a.m. to 1:40p.m. The school begins with the assembly conducted by the Principal and the Staff . It is compulsory for all the students to attend the assembly . The following schedule is observed from the opening of the session :-
Week Days -The bell rings at 7:25 a.m.
7:30 a.m.--7:45 a.m. Assembly 7:45 a.m.--8:25 a.m. Zero Period 8:25 a.m.--9:05 a.m. 1st period 9:05 a.m.--9:45 a.m. 2nd Period 9:45 a.m.--10:25 a.m. 3rd Period 10:25 a.m.--10:45 a.m. BREAK 10:45 a.m.--11:20 a.m. 4th Period 11:20 a.m.--11:55 a.m. 5th Period 11:55 a.m.--12:30 a.m. 6th Period 12:30 p.m.--1:05 p.m. 7th Period 1:05 p.m.--1:40 p.m. 8th Period
The Library which is the abode of more than 10,000 books on a variety of subjects such as Literature, Science, Art, History, Fiction etc and is well furnished with NewsPapers , Periodicals and Science Magazines. The Library also includes a number of refreshers in Science,Maths,Social Science, English and Hindi for all classes.
It is under the supervision of our Librarian, Mrs R.Jones.
- Two periods per week are set aside for games for classes I - XII . During these two periods the girls who are desirous of learning Indian Classical Dance can pursue this aspect of Fine Arts at a prescribed fee of Rs. 500/- per year .
- There are two periods per week meant for work experience,which is prescribed under the new education policy of the country. Computer Education starts in class I and is compulsory up to class X. An additional fee of Rs. 50 per month is charged from class I- X for Computer Education.From class XI onwards Computer Education is optional.
- A special period is set aside everyday for fruitful co-curricular activities from July to March. The students are engaged in learning Indian Classical and Group Dance , Karate, Yoga, Vocal Music, Craft, Handwork and so on. They also participate in dramatics, debate, elocution, games etc. All these activities culminate in performances at the time of the Annual Prize Distribution, Sports Day and Annual School Exhibition
- Yoga which has recently been introduced in our school, is available to the students of classes II to X and is taught under the able guidance of Yogacharya Mr. Ramkishore Soni.
Course of Study
1. The School is divided into the following departments :-
a.) Pre-Primary : Classes K.G. I & K.G. II
b.) Primary : Classes I to V
c.) Middle & Secondary School : Classes VI to X.
d.) Senior Secondary School : Classes XI & XII
A fully qualified and trained staff prepares girls for public examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
2. The School is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and prepares girls for the All India Secondary Examination, Class X and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination , Class XII.
The Medium of instructions and examination in the School is English. Hindi is also taught as a core language and Sanskrit is taught from Class VI to Class VIII. Instruction is provided in the Science and Commerce streams in the +2 classes of the C.B.S.E. syllabus. The School also provides Information Technology as an additional subject in class X.
1. PHYSICS LABORATORY''''Bold text'
The physics laboratory can accommodate 50 students at a time. All the necessary apparatus for various experiments are available. It also has a computer and models made by students themselves which are used as teaching aids under the guidance of Mrs S.Nair and Ms. N.Satsangi, PGTs for Physics and Mr. S.Verma( The assistant Teacher for practicals) Students perform experiments individually to get the knowledge of Physics.
2. CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
The Chemistry laboratory, which is well ventilated and spacious, provides individual workspace to 50 students at one time. It is equipped with a distillation unit, a gas unit with bunsen burners , weighing balances and various chemicals required for practicals.The students perform the experiments individually under the guidance of Ms. S.Das and Mrs K.Harne, PGTs for Chemistry and Mr R.Verma (the Assistant Teacher for Practicals).
3. BIOlOGY LABORATORY
The Biology Laboratory can accommodate 30 students at a time.It is equipped with a computer, various plants and animal specimens, models, well illustrated charts and the human skeletal system for the understanding of the subject.
4. MATHS LABORATORY
The Maths Laboratory has been newly introduced for students of classes I to X. It can accommodate 60 students. It is equipped with various kits brought from the renowned Ramanujan Maths Laboratory, Chennai.
5. PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY
The Psychology Laboratory can accommodate 30 students at a time.It is equipped with standard Psychological Tests which are a requisite for practical learning of the subject. It has a computer and well illustrated charts made by students.
6. COMPUTER LABORATORY
The Computer Laboratory can accommodate about 30 students. It is equipped with the latest level P-IV based computers , with multimedia and Internet connection available at all the systems. The Lab also has an LCD Projector for paper presentation by students. There are Scanners and Laser Printers , which help the students to maintain a hard copy of their programs and other important subject matter.
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