Udupi: Christ School – A new destination for primary education in Manipal

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (KR)

Udupi, Mar 16: ‘Manipal’, the name itself has earned immense value all over the world in the education sector. Schools are also joining hands with quality education at the grass root level.

Christ School, Manipal started two decades ago in the area on a small scale. Manipal had a thriving Christian community with a small church. The community mainly consists of faculty members, students or employees of the Manipal Group or other industries. To fulfill the basic needs like education to the children of such a group on a very small scale, the then parish priest of Christ Church, Fr Harold Mascarenhas conceived the idea and laid out the plan for ‘Christ School’.

Fr Romeo Lewis, Correspondent

Eliza Vaz, principal

Without much financial support or infrastructure in place, it was indeed a ‘Leap of faith’. With just two teachers and an attendant, Christ play school and kindergarten made a humble beginning on June 1, 1999 with 28 students. Since then, it's history now.

The Foundation

Three years after its inception, Christ School took a new leap. A new building found its way in 2004.

Fr Joseph Cardoza, the second correspondent of the Christ School, took up the challenge to upgrade the school. He initiated the process of affiliating the school to the Central Board of Secondary Education. Eventually Christ School acquired a considerable reputation as a school with a difference. The steadfast efforts of the principal and staff bore fruit and the school was affiliated to CBSE in 2008.

New Heights

With the arrival of Fr Francis Lewis as the correspondent in 2008, Christ School scaled new heights. Fr Lewis worked relentlessly, personally supervising every single phase of development. Today, Christ School has established itself a reputed school which the present and future generation of students will ever be indebted to. Thanks to all the benefactors who contributed generously for the growth of the school.

From 2016 onwards, Fr Frederick D’Souza upgraded the school building with a third floor which includes the new library, science lab and a multi activity room. His supervision and experience encouraged the staff towards professional development and undertake innovative pedagogical practices to improve student learning and work collaboratively.

On June 11, 2022 Christ School welcomed the new correspondent, Fr Romeo Lewis. In his tenure, Christ School is flourishing and walking on the right lines to reach the expected goal. The correspondent’s message on education is that all have to respect elders, teachers, neighbors, parents and the country, only then the true meaning of education completes in everyone’s life.

Christ School with the vision knowledge aims to conquer the world and values to transform the society into a kingdom of peace and love. Christ School recognizes the talents and potentials in every child and helps the child to bloom with knowledge and values to enhance the quality of life in the society.

The school instills in every student a sense of virtue and wisdom, sensitivity to the needs of others, the skills, the attitudes and habits that would help the students to explore and excel a quest for knowledge and the power of action.

Christ School also imparts spiritual, moral, academic and aesthetic values through formal and non- formal courses with emphasis on courtesy, honesty, integrity and loyalty to create a spirit of fellowship, equality and mutual enrichment, thus helping pupils to break down all the barriers that divide them, to help pupils to be catalysts of social change bringing about justice, liberation and peace in society, to prepare pupils for civil service examinations to become able administrators of the country, to develop a spirit of patriotism and responsible leadership for the service of the country and to furnish excellent academic opportunities to the children of both the non-resident Indians and transferable employees.

Affiliation and Recognition

Christ School follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus and English is the medium of instruction. Due importance is given to national language as well as regional language. Christ School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Human Resources Development government of India, Delhi, vide No. 830287. The school has been granted affiliation for PRIMARY TO SECONDARY CLASSES.

Extra-Curricular activities

The school provides co-education, small classes with individual attention, experienced and well qualified teachers, state-of-the-art computer labs, modern educational technology through smart class, well equipped science lab, library, and student’s safety insurance policy.

The school also emphasizes co-curricular activities like scouts / guides, cubs / bulbuls, interactive clubs, YSM, school band, art and craft, chess, taekwondo, dances, skating, ked board and guitar and much more.

Admission opens for play school to class IX.

For further details contact:

Christ School
(Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education -New Delhi)
Manipal – 576104
Phone: +91 86606 19697
Email: christschool2002@gmail.com
Website: www.christschoolmanipal.org





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  • Melvia Fernandes, Barkur, Udupi / Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Mon, Mar 27 2023

    I was one amongst those 28 kids in 1999 and my mother was one of those 2 teachers in the humble beginning. The admin team along with 2 teachers and 1 attendant worked hard to make that school in a better shape which I have witnessed. Those were the days.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    A Very Great Good Learning in a Shool of 2 Decade Old Experienced Manipal Designated School, I feel the Children will be more wiser in their Studies as well as Orientation in all respects ! A Rare Gift every person would like to work with ! Granting an Excellent Carrier ! !!!

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  • Steevan, Mangalore/Dubai

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Nice school...much appreciation for the efforts by management and staff to shape the childrens future of the region...my child is one of them..

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