St. Francis School, Harmu
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|St. Francis School, Harmu, Ranchi|
|Harmu Housing Colony
|Principal||Fr. Manoj Kullu|
St. Francis School, founded in 1978, is an English Medium, co-educational school established and directed by the Third Order of Saint Francis at Ranchi, Jharkhand. The school is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination.
Staffed by Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, the T.O.R. Franciscan Society runs several schools in India in which young people are educated through the medium of English language and the regional languages. Recognised as a Christian Minority Institution, the primary purpose of the school is to educate Christian children. However, children belonging to other religions are also admitted.
"Truth, Love and Peace" is the School's motto.
The medium of instruction is English, but a special emphasis is given to Hindi. The complete curriculum consists of English, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Civics, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Character formation and development of spiritual values are imparted regularly to students through the teaching of Moral Science and Values Education. Physical Education, Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) and Community Service form part of the curriculum.
In addition Handicraft, Karate, Yoga, Vocal Music, Instrumental music, Guitar, Drum, Synthesizer, Marching Band, Sports, etc., are part of the curriculum. There is a class devoted to developing skills in a number of literary and cultural pursuits. All students are compelled to join a club of their choice.
Partial Club List
- Writers' Forum
St. Francis School one of the schools in Ranchi that has converted all classrooms into Smartclasses(classrooms equipped with smartboards).[clarification needed] Every classroom in the school is equipped with a Computer, Overhead projector, and an Interactive Smartboard. The set-up in each class is linked by LAN to a server that stores an array of educational content. Teachers use the Smartboards for teaching purposes, to store lessons, and to demonstrate the ready-made content available on the server.
English Language laboratory
Another addition of technology-facilitated education is an English Language laboratory. This application allows the students to improve their spoken language by hearing and practising correct pronunciation. They are able to then check their progress in a personalized manner. The Language Lab has a number of computers with earphones and speakers.