Stewart School, Cuttack
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History and administration
It was established in 1882 by Dr. William Day Stewart of the government of the Odisha Department of Health.
The school is under the management of the Diocese of Cuttack, Church of North India. The principal is Asha Das.
There are five Stewart Schools in Odisha under the management of the Diocese of Cuttack. Stewart School, Cuttack, is the oldest among the five. It consistently has students figuring in the top ten of Eastern India Indian Certificate of Secondary Education schools.
Apart from the school, there is a college named Stewart Science College. It is affiliated with the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha.
The motto is Domini Timor Prima Sapientia ("Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom") from Psalm 111:10.
Staff and students
The school has 2,000 students and 65 teachers.
The school is affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.
Campus and facilities
It is housed in a complex of double-storeyed buildings. The school has classrooms, laboratories, a computer lab, a centenary hall and library-cum-reading room, lawns and playgrounds.
Student life includes sports, National Cadet Corps (NCC), cultural activities, school youth festival, monthly quizzes, seminars, debates, exhibitions on philately, numismatics, environment, and science.
Sports and extra-curricular activities
Every year the school has a sports day in which the five houses participate. The five houses are:
There are inter-house competitions including debates, songs, recitations, spelling bees to arise a competitive spirit. All children from the houses participate in the annual sports meet and are rewarded for meritorious performance.
The school has the facility of many games like football, badminton, volleyball, cricket. Every year school selects the players for each game to form a team for inter-school tournaments.
National Cadet Corps
In November 1948, NCC (Junior) was formed in the school and is associated with 1(O) Med. Coy. of the Cuttack, N.C.C. Directorate. The school boasts of having the maximum representation of Junior Division cadets in the annual Republic Day Camp at New Delhi during the month of January from the Odisha Directorate.
There are nine ranks:
- Company Sergeant Major (1)
- Company Quarter Master Sergent (1)
- Sergeants (3)
- Corporals (2)
- Lance Corporals (2)
Every year, an NCC troop from the school represents 1(O) Med. Coy. in the Republic Day parade and Independence Day parade. Every year till 2000 it won both parades. Other victories are:
- 2002 and 2003 both Republic Day and Independence Day parade
- 2005 Independence Day parade
- 2006 Republic Day parade
- 2007 Independence Day parade
- 2009 Independence Day parade
- 2012 Republic day Parade
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose – founder of the Indian National Army; born in Cuttack; studied in the school till class seven
.in, the school's official website
.org, the website of the Cuttack Diocese
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