A BREIF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
India is a rapidly progressing in the field of science and technology. Every parent wants his child be given the best education. According to expert educationalist Ken Robinson, “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves”. To achieve this goal we need to improve the quality schools in our locality.
Before 2004 many children of Udyavara used to go to Udupi or other far off places for availing English Medium Education as there was no English medium school in Udyavara. When the people of Udyavara were looking for an English Medium School, the Parish Pastoral Council under the Chairmanship of Rev.Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho perceived the need and resolved unanimously to have an English Medium School in Udyavara. The Proposal was sent to the Bishop of Mangalore who was also the President of the Catholic Board of Education.
The Commission appointed by the Bishop of Mangalore visited Udyavara and submitted the report to the Bishop in 2003. On the basis of the report, His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore granted permission for St Francis Xavier English Medium School to start L.K.G, U.K.G and First standard simultaneously from 2004 -2005.
Aims & Objectives of the School
1. To create an environment for all round development of the human personality.
2. To provide education for children of all communities.
3. To inculcate in the minds of the young, the spirit of truth, harmony and peace.
4. To emphasize the importance of hard work.
5. To develop concern and respect for others and the nation.
School Motto: Peace and Progress – Progress is achieved through peace and harmonious living.
School Emblem: Dove, Book and Light
*The Dove stands for peace which is the foundation for progress
*The Book denotes wisdom and learning which leads to truth
*The Light dispels the darkness and illumines the mind.
The task of establishing and running the new school was made easier by the active involvement of the Diocesan Management of “The Catholic Board of Education”. The school management committee consisted of:
Rt. Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha Bishop of Mangalore – President of C.B.E
Msgr. Maxim L. Noronha – Vice President (Ex-officio member)
Rev. Fr. Antony Micheal Shera -Secretary(Ex-officio member)
Rev.Fr. Stany B Lobo – Joint Secretary Cum Correspondent
Mrs. Pushpa Tauro – Headmistress
Mr. Melwyn Noronha – Vice President
Mr. John M. DSouza
Mrs. Cynthia Pereira
Mrs. Joyce Roopa Machado
Mr. Lancy Pinto
Mrs. Joyce Cardoza
Mr. Godfrey DSouza
Mr. Lawrence Dsa
Mr. R.P Monis
Mr. Patrick DSilva
The school which started its journey with 73 students, 3 teaching and 1 Non-Teaching Staff, now imparting education for 625 students with a help of 17 teaching and 3 non teaching staff.
2004 – 2008 : Rev.Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho
2008 – 2012 : Rev.Fr Charles Noronha
2012 – 2013 : Rev. Fr Cyprian Pinto
2013 – 2017 : Rev. Fr Dr Roque Dsouza
2018 onwards : Rev. Fr Stany B .Lobo
Headmistress: 2004 onwards Mrs. Pushpa Tauro
In these 17 years the school has achieved much but it is not going to take credit and rest, instead it will reset its journey with determination and step forward to achieve much more.
“THE WOODS ARE LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP
BUT I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP
AND MILESTO GO BEFORE I SLEEP
AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP”