St Fidelis College (Lucknow, India)
|St. Fidelis College|
|Vishnupuri, Aliganj Lucknow
|Motto||Truth Love Service/He Who Loves Knowledge Loves Discipline|
|School district||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Principal||Fr. Vijay Peter Minj|
|Grades||Nursery - XII|
|Number of students||2301|
St. Fidelis College, Lucknow, India, is a co-educational Catholic school established in 1977. It is affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) boards. The school is located in the Vikas Nagar/Aliganj area of Lucknow. It added XI and XII standard classes in 1993 and 1994 respectively. It offers Maths, Biology and Commerce streams in the ISC section (XI - XII). The medium of instruction from Kindergarten to Class XII is English while Hindi is a compulsory subject until Class X.
Subjects include English Language and Literature, Hindi Language and Literature,Social Science, Sanskrit, History, Civics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Training (PT), Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW), Singing, Computer Science, Art, Commerce, Accountancy and Economics. Sanskrit is taught from 5th grade to 8th grade.
Present and past principals
- Fr. Francis Lobo (1977–1980)
- Fr. Conrad D'Souza (1980–1983, 1985–1987)
- Fr. William D'Souza (1983–1985, 1987–1990)
- Fr. Richard Mathais (1990–1995)
- Fr. Lawrence Saldanha (1995–2003)
- Fr. Wilson Clifford Andrade (2003–2011)
- Fr. Vijay Peter Minj (2011–present)
Every student is assigned to one of the four houses:
- Glory (Yellow)
- Victory (Green)
- Joy (Red)
- Peace (Blue)
There are two types of tournaments among houses - intra-house (amongst the students of a single house) and inter-house (amongst students belonging to different houses).
The inter-house competitions are more popular and are held around the year in sports (football, basketball, swimming, cricket, badminton, table tennis, and athletics), debating, elocution, quizzing and other extracurricular activities. These competitions are held separately at the sub-junior, junior, and senior levels.
During summer, boys wear steel gray trousers with white shirt, black leather shoes with grey socks, school tie and belt. Girls wear a steel gray skirt with a white blouse, black leather shoes with grey socks, school tie and belt. In winter, the students wear dark gray woolen trousers/skirt and a navy blue blazer with the school monogram.
Each house has its own house T-shirt that is worn on Saturdays. These T-shirts have coloured stripes on their collars corresponding to the colour associated with each house.