St. Anselm's Pink City Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur

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St. Anselm's Pink City Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur
The school shield
The school shield
ज्योति से ज्योति
From Light to Light
Address
Malviya Nagar
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302017,  India
Coordinates 22°33′12″N 75°29′33″E / 22.5534°N 75.4925°E / 22.5534; 75.4925Coordinates: 22°33′12″N 75°29′33″E / 22.5534°N 75.4925°E / 22.5534; 75.4925
Information
School type Convent
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church
Patron saint(s) St. Anselm
Founder Fr. Raymond Coelho
Status Open
Sister school St. Anselm's Sr. Sec. School, Mansarovar & St. Anselm's North City School, Jhotwara
School board CBSE
Principal Rev. Fr. Edward Olievera
Staff 140
Teaching staff 110
Grades H.K.G. - 12
Years offered 13
Gender Coeducational
Age range 4 - 19
Number of students More than 3000 students
Classes 13
Education system Indian
Classes offered Science Stream & Commerce Stream for Sen. Sr. School
Medium of language English
Hours in school day 6
Classrooms 70
Campus Malviya Nagar
Campus size 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Area Urban
Houses Blue, Green, Red, Gold
Sports Football, Basketball
Publication The Anselm Herald
School fees Varies for different classes
Affiliations St. Anselm's Ajmer
Telephone no. 0141 - 2520240
Website
St. Anselm's Pink City Sr. Sec. School

St. Anselm's Pink City Sr. Sec. School is a convent educational institution located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is run by the Gyan Deep Education Society. The school was founded by Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho. It is co-educational that provides liberal education through English medium. The schools cater for pupils from the ages of 4 through to 17 or 18, and are open to children of all religious denominations. It is a day scholars school and affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

School Patron - St. Anselm[edit]

Main article: Anselm of Canterbury

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, and 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, and 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 which his thing had upon philosophy and theology.

History[edit]

The history of St. Anselm's Pink City School in Jaipur 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. "Pleasing to God - pleasing 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.

With its motto 'ज्योति से ज्योति' i.e. "From Light to Light", St. Anselm's P.C. School bought the Jyoti from Ajmer to Jaipur bringing about the best in academics, cultural and co-curricular fields for a dynamic and a far sighted education.

Curriculum[edit]

The school follows the Continuous and comprehensive evaluation or CCE, introduced by CBSE, from classes I to X.

For junior classes the subjects are Mathematics, both English and Hindi language and literature, Social Science, Science, Computer Science, Art and Crafts, Writing Skills, Moral Science, Environmental Studies, General Knowledge and Choral singing (the no of subject varies from one grade to another.)

For middle classes the subjects are Mathematics, English, Hindi & Sanskrit language and literature, Social Science (differentiated into History, Civics And Geography), Science, Computer Science, Art(Drawing), Moral Science, Environmental Studies and General Knowledge

For senior classes the subjects are Mathematics, English & Hindi or Sanskrit language 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 two streams for senior secondary classes are Commerce, Life Science and Physical Science. The combination of Subjects are -:

Classes 10 and 12 are prepared for Central Board of Secondary Education examinations that are held nationwide in march.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

School campus[edit]

The school is situated in Malviya Nagar, a developing colony in Jaipur famous for its Gaurav Tower and surrounding malls.

It has two buildings, one for the junior and middle school and one for high school. There is a large ground in front of the high school wing and a basketball court besides the junior school wing. The ground is used for assembly, and is differentiated into a football ground, a cricket court and volleyball ground. The school also has a chapel, a beautiful and quiet place which is visited by the faithful for prayers and to get the blessings of the Lord. The school also have a principal residence behind the new building, and vice-principal and nuns' residences beside the chapel. There is also an audio-video room below the chapel and a small playground with swings besides the chapel.

The old building has the following facilities:

  • A small gathering place with a stage
  • Principal's office
  • The office
  • A staff-room
  • A library having a variety of books and magazines
  • A craft room
  • A computer lab
  • Two halls
  • A dance room
  • A drawing room
  • Visitor Center and Waiting Room

The new building has the following facilities:

  • An elaborate stage
  • A staff - room
  • A physics lab
  • A chemistry lab
  • A biology lab
  • A computer lab
  • A hall

St. Anselm's Houses[edit]

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 House Captains of each house leads his 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 also elected irrespective of their house.

Anselmite Traditions[edit]

  • Annual Day - It is held every year usually during the month of February. There is a formal assembly in the afternoon after which there is a speech by a prominent guest or alumnus and a series of cultural events like drama, dance and songs sung by the school choir.Prizes are presented for academic excellence and success in extracurricular activities.
  • School publications - The School publishes a quarterly newsletter The Anselm's Herald, managed and edited by students with the assistance of a staff co-ordinator.

Principals of St Anselm's Pink City School[edit]

  • Rev. Fr. Raymond Coelho, Founder Principal - 1987-2000
  • Rev. Fr. Edward Olievera, Principal - 2000-2006
  • Rev. Fr. Paulachan Pulickal, Principal - 2006-2011
  • Rev. Fr. Melvin Jobard, Principal - 2011-2014
  • Rev. Fr. Edward Olievera, Principal - 2014-Present

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Akshat Singhal, Finalist in Intel International Science and Engineering, Asteroid 12599 Singhal named after him. [1]
  • Rahul Gupta, Record holder for highest number of International research papers published by an undergraduate student. [2]
  • Gaurav Agarwal, Rank-1 in UPSC civil services examination 2013 [3]
  • Tanuj Bhatia,Actor/Director in Hindi films.

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