As the hill station of Kurseong is much nearer to Calcutta It was at this stage the Christian Brothers were consulted to see what they were prepared to do. Br Fabian Kenneally was prepared to back the project if the memorial selected were a school situated in a hill station.Know More
Goethals Memorial School is a boarding school run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in India. It is set in a forest 5 km (3 miles) from Kurseong between Siliguri and Darjeeling at an altitude of 1674 meters (5500 feet) above sea level. The school was founded in 1907, and is named after Jesuit Archbishop of Calcutta (now Kolkata), Paul Goethals. The land for the school was donated by the Maharaja of Bardhaman. Goethals attracts students from West Bengal, Bihar, north-eastern Indian states, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. It follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum, and has classes from standard KG (Kindergarten) to standard 12. On the death of Paul Goethals, Archbishop of Calcutta, in July 1901 the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta commemorated his memory by the establishment of an educational institution for boys in Kurseong. In February 1907 classes started in the building erected by the first Principal, Br. M.S.O. Brien (1907–1914). The number of boys in residence was 110. The official opening took place on 30 April 1907. The first prospectus had in view the affiliation of the School to the Shibpur Engineering College, Calcutta. However, the Sub Overseer Course did not fit with the needs of the pupils and was dropped in favour of the Cambridge Locals. The Cambridge Exams continued until the 1970s when the school switched to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum.
Please be informed that due to the technical problem at the Bank the account number given in bank (State Bank of India)
details leaflet for 2017 has been changed to the following; New A/C no. 363 052 232 77.
Inconvenience is deeply regretted.
To facilitate easier communication the school has created new email addresses. Please email your queries specifically to any of the following depending on who you wish to communicate with.
• Principal (Br. Robert Fernandes): firstname.lastname@example.org
• Reception (Mr. Manoj Ghising): email@example.com
• Fees & Billing (Mr. Rishab Mittal): firstname.lastname@example.org
• Academics (Mr. Rishab Mittal): email@example.com
• Accounts (Mr. Biswajit Roy): firstname.lastname@example.org
• Boarding (Mr. Paul Singh): email@example.com
We are hopeful that this will facilitate better communication between all of us.
GOETHALS IS THE FIRST SCHOOL IN THE HILLS TO INTRODUCE TAB IN CLASSROOM TEACHING.
we treat a child as though he already is the person he's capable of becoming
we are not "just" teachers we are the managers of the world's greatest resources: children!
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