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1.The School / College aims primarily at the education of the Catholic community through the medium of English and the preservation of the Catholic faith and religious practices. Keeping this in view classes in religion are conducted and it is obligatory for Catholic children to attend these. While preference in admission is given to Catholic children, admission is, however, open to the children of other communities irrespective of caste or creed. Value Education classes are conducted for them.
2.The school / college aims at providing an all-round education to its students by promoting various fields of interest such as games and sports, music and singing, elocution and dramatics, outings and excursions, M.C.C. and social service and Value Education.
3.The school stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character formation based on the love of God and the service of humanity as modelled on the person of Jesus Christ Therefore all the academic subjects, curricular and co-curricular activities, year plans, House system are geared towards a child’s personality and character formation.
4. Daily assembly prayers, value education, retreats and seminars, inspiration drawn from the teachers’ integrity, authenticity and dedication helps in the spiritual and moral formation. It creates an awareness of the existence of a supernatural power.
5.‘Sound mind in a sound body’. This is achieved through physical education, games and M.C.C. These activities also help in acquiring a set of values such as Honesty, Self Control, Team spirit, Discipline, Self Confidence, Patriotism, Self help, also inculcate, healthy attitudes to help the child to strike a balance between success and failure.
6.Literary activities in and outside the school, elocution, debating, dramatics helps in logical thinking, analyzing, evaluating, art of public speaking and self confidence.
7. Literature, art and music and work experience develop appreciation for various cultures: national and international and beauty of God’s creation. They also open a new world of creativity, help the child to use leisure profitably, to have broad outlook towards all cultures and forming an aesthetic view.
8.The school magazine provides for intellectual development and self expression.
9.Social service, field trips bring social awareness, understanding of the society, develop a spirit of inquiry, appreciation, zeal to promote harmony, peace, spirit of availability & ready service & Computer Education, to keep pace with advanced technology.

Years Principal
2009- Sr. Lawrencia Periera
1995-2009 Sr. Matilda D’Mello
1991-1995 Sr. Mary Sebastine
1988-1991 Sr. Maisie Picardo
1974-1988 Sr. Genevieve Rodrigues
1966-1974 Sr. Lucia Fereira
1958-1966 Sr. Mary Katheline

DIVINE CHILD SCHOOL ANTHEM

Our voices we raise to offer praise

And honour Divine Child School.

Loyal we’ll be and faithfully

We’ll follow its sweet rule,

Glory we’ll bring in everything

We think or do or say,

To our School’s fair name, which we’ll acclaim

And cherish in every way.

Oh school, that we’ll always hail with love,

Wherever we may be,

Blessings descend from Heaven above

On you eternally.

Our minds with the light of wisdom fill;

With courage our hearts inflame;

And in our souls the grace instill

To glorify your name.

-(Words and Music by Rodney Azevedo)

The main objective of this system is to foster among the students a sense of collective responsibility and solidarity, team spirit, co-operation, group management, community experience and a spirit of healthy competition.

St. Maria Goretti – 6th July
1890 – 1902
Green House
St. Maria Goretti was taught about Jesus and Mary, virtue and sin. She knew that it was better to die rather than commit a mortal sin. This conviction helped her to sacrifice her life to uphold her purity and choose death to sin. Her feast is celebrated on 6th July.

St. Rose of Lima – 23rd August
1586 – 1671
Yellow House
St. Rose of Lima advanced in virtue in her daily life at home. She was deeply in love with Jesus, so much so that He used to play with her. She became a Third Order Dominican and made great progress in her life of Penance and Prayers. Her feast is celebrated on 23rd August.

St. Therese of Lisieux – 1st October
1873 – 1897 (Little Flower)
Blue House
While still young, St. Therese of Lisieux entered the Carmelite monastery. She had a great devotion to the child Jesus. She practised the virtues of humility and simplicity and a firm confidence in God. She offered her sufferings for the salvation of souls and for the spreading of the faith in the missions. So she is known as the patron saint of missions. Her feast is celebrated on the 1st October.

St. Cecilia – 22nd November
Red House
St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. She was a perfect example of Christian womanhood who preserved her virginity and suffered martyrdom for the love of Christ. Her feast is celebrated on 22nd November.

Every pupil must have a copy of the Hand Book which must be brought to school daily.

The student’s name and other details including specimen signatures of Parents must be filled in within a week after the re-opening of the school.

In the absence of the Father they may produce the Mother’s signature, and in the absence of the Mother, Guardian’s signature.

No other signatures will be accepted on Leave Notes and Reports.

Daily lessons, Home work and Reports, if any should be noted down in the Hand Book.

Parents must see this Hand Book regularly, note the remarks / reports and sign them promptly.

V) Pupils are liable to be sent home from class if these remarks / reports are not signed.

Secondary : The school hours 07.40 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.

Primary : The school hours 07.40 a.m. to 01.15 p.m.

Pre-Primary:
Sr. K.G.: The school hours 07.40 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

Jr. K.G.: The school hours 10.40 a.m. to 12.55 p.m.

At the first bell i.e. at 7.40 a.m. all must move towards their classrooms.

Running, playing or shouting inside the school building is not allowed and when classes get over at the end of each session the pupils, in due order and in silence, should move along the corridors to the exit.

It is necessary to observe perfect silence when changing classes for languages and other subjects.

Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, disobedience, malpractices in connection with examinations or conduct otherwise is injurious to the moral tone of the school, justify dismissal.

Fines may be imposed by the Principal only for faults against regularity and discipline.

Pupils are responsible to the school authorities not only for their conduct in the school but also for their general behaviour outside the school. Any reported or observed objectionable conduct out of the school, on the part of the pupils, will make them liable to disciplinary action.

Politeness and courtesy of speech and conduct as well as cleanliness of dress and person are expected from every pupil as a matter of course. Any type of discourtesy or disrespect to members of the school staff will be considered as a serious breach of discipline.

It is obligatory on the part of the pupils to participate in all co-curricular and other school activities.

Pupils are forbidden to take part in any political or other organizations likely to result in violence or communal disturbances.
No books other than those prescribed, may be brought into the school premises without the permission of the school authorities.

Any damage done in class or about the premises will have to be made good by the pupils. The decision of the Principal regarding the amount to be paid shall be final.

A pupil who fails consecutively twice in the same standard will have to leave the school.

Every pupil should endeavour to keep up the high tone of the school by excelling in good manners and deportment. Hence for the smooth running of the school, no girl may bring into the school any article which may prove a source of disturbance.

In case of serious misbehaviour a pupil will be given warning. The third warning will lead to the dismissal of the pupil from the school.

Pupils suffering from contagious or infectious diseases will not be permitted in school.

Parents and Guardians are not allowed to see their children or interview teachers during school hours.

No present or any demonstration to the teachers is allowed without the previous consent of the school authorities. No collection for any purpose whatsoever is to be started without the previous permission of the Principal.

Fair exercise books for school use may be bought from the School Book Stall. Pages must not be torn from the Fair Exercise Books.

Pupils are responsible for the safe custody of their books and belongings. It is not advisable for pupils to have money or valuable articles with them. The use of gold ornaments is strictly prohibited.

Parents / guardians are requested to notify the school of any change in address without delay.

Letters received in the school, addressed to pupils, may not be delivered.
Every application for the Leaving Certificate is to be made in writing by parent or guardian. It will be given free of charge if taken within a year from the date of leaving the school or from the date of the result of the S.S.C. Examination for which the pupil has appeared from the school. A fee of Rs. 10/- will be charged for a duplicate copy of the Leaving Certificate or an extract from the General Register.

A Duplicate Leaving Certificate will not be issued unless the parent (or pupil over 18 years of age) states in writing, and the Principal is satisfied, as to what has happened to the original certificate already issued. To avoid delay, it is advisable to produce an affidavit made before a Magistrate.

Leaving Certificate will be issued only to those pupils who have settled all their fees up to date. School Character Certificate and other certificates will be issued only to those who leave the school after completing the full S.S.C. course, and if their attendance and conduct are good. This must be taken within a year or else no such certificate will be issued.