22-May-2019
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    A BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

    St.Francis de Sales school, Gangapurcity was founded by Missionaries of St.Francis de Sales, under the leadership of Fr.Alphonse I, Msfs. The school was inaugurated by Ms.Jaskaur Meena, then member of Parliament on 21st July 2001. It was blessed by Rev. Ignesious Menesis, Bishop of Ajmer.

    The school was started in a rented building in Saloda. Fr.Alphonse I was the fonder principal, under his leadership the school was started with the classed Nursery, LKG and UKG. In the following year in July 2002 classes I and II were started. In July 2003 classes III and IV were started. In April 2004 the school reached class V, and Fr. Alphonse was transferred.
    Fr.Mario took over the reins of the school. Fr.Mario obtained the permission to upgrade the school to secondary level. In August 2004 the school was shifted to the new building that was still under construction. In April 2005 the school reached class VI.

    Due to the appointment of Fr.Mario as the Provincial of Pune province, Fr.Lourduswamy was appointed principal in June 2005. In April 2006 the school reached class VII. In may 2006 the first phase of the building was completed. It was inaugurated in January 2007 by Fr.Cyriac Thomas and Blessed by Fr. Mario D’souza, Provincial, Pune province.

    In August 2006 Fr. Jude Thadeus, msfs was appointed acting Principal. In June 2007 appointed principal.
    30th June 2007 application for CBSE affiliation up to secondary level was submitted. In March 2008 the school received the affiliation to CBSE and in April the school reached class IX. In March 2010 The first batch of class X students appeared for the Board exam conducted by CBSE. There were only 18 students in the first batch of class X. The result was cent percent.

    In April 2008, the second phase of the construction work began. It was for a parking space in the ground floor and a multipurpose hall in the first floor. The ongoing wark was blessed By Fr.Cyriac in January 2008. The completed Mermier Hall was blessed in January 2009.

    In Feb. 2011 the school received the affiliation up to Sr. Sec. School level and the school started class XI with 8 students in science and 8 students in commerce.

    The third phase of the building work began in April 2011. It was for separate Kindergarten classrooms, Library, Science labs along with a few class rooms. The ground floor was inaugurated by Fr.Cyriac Thomas msfs, in January 2013 and blessed by Fr.Sunny Joseph, the provincial bursar.
    In march 2013 The First batch of class XII students appeared for the Class XII board exam conducted by CBSE. The fourth batch of class X students, some appeared for the board based exam while the rest appeared for the school based exam.

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