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Vision

The vision of Carmel School is to become a world-class Montfortian educational institution. The institution aims at fostering academic and co-curricular excellence, thereby transforming the students into successful individuals and leaders of tomorrow.

Mission

The vision of Carmel School is to educate the children from Chintal Cheru and surrounding areas.

School Motto

The motto of Carmel School is Love, Joy and Service. The school is rooted in these values as true learning can only flourish in an atmosphere of genuine love, true joy and fraternal service.

History

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, to quote Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu.

The Carmel school was started by Carmel sisters in the year 2005. The sisters had set up the Chintal Cheru mission 35 years ago to provide vocational training to women and healthcare to all. They started the school much later, in 2005, in response to the need for a good educational institute in the area.

The sisters decided to call it quits in the year 2016 and the Montfort Brothers took up this school as a challenge.

Montfort Brothers

St. Louis de Montfort is the founder of Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, popularly known as Montfort Brothers. He was born on January 1673 in a small hamlet called Montfort. His parents named him ‘Louis’. His mother was a pious woman who worked hard to educate and bring up the large family. From his early age he was devoted to Blessed Virgin Mary. Montfort’s devotion to the Mother of Lord Jesus was an integral part of his spiritual life. At the age of eleven he went to Rennes to study in a Jesuit Institution. After 8 years of study, he left for Paris to study at St. Sulpice seminary to become a priest. On his way he crossed a bridge called ‘Cesson’ and took a radical decision never to be attached to any worldly possessions or material goods and to live a life of total dependence to God. He gave away everything to the poor and even exchanged his clothes with a beggar. He felt that ‘God alone’ was his Father and Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother. He prepared well for his future ministry as a priest by reading most of the books in the library and spending a lot of time in prayer. He paid his fees watching over dead bodies at night.He was ordained a priest in 1700 overcoming a lot of difficulties and problems.

Throughout his life he worked with the poor, orphans, destitutes, widows, lepers and the sick. He lived the Gospel radically and challenged the rich who refused to share their wealth with the poor and the needy. He went from parish to parish as a vagabond preaching numerous missions and bringing people back to God. In many places he constructed Calvaries and statues to facilitate people to reflect on the mystery of the cross and salvation. He was a mystic living like Jesus. Yet he found time to write many books and poems such as -True devotion to Blessed Virgin, Love of Eternal Wisdom, Letter to the friends of the Cross, The secret of the Rosary, The secret of Mary, and many other hymns. Due to his prophetic role in the society and radical life as a true disciple of Christ, he had many enemies. He walked all the way to Rome covering nearly 1200 kms to meet Pope Clement XI, in 1706. His love for the cross and his absolute trust in God made him declare “No Cross what a cross”, which ultimately became his philosophy and watch word.

EVENTS

The new academic year 2016-17 was inaugurated on June 13 with a Mass celebrated by the Chintal Cheru parish priest and a brief introduction of the Montfort Brothers to both the teaching and student community.

The primary students of the school organised the Colours Day on August 10. The parents were bubbling with pride at the beautiful cultural programme put up by the adorable tiny-tots.

India's 70th Independence Day was celebrated with gusto on August 15. The students were introduced to patriotic songs as they entered the school campus and there was an official function to mark the special occasion. The flag-hoisting honours were done by the local sarpanch, who was the chief guest of the day. The was followed by speeches by student representatives in English, Telugu and Hindi and a short and impressive cultural programme.

The Teacher's Day program was re-scheduled on September 3 as September 5 was a holiday across Telangana. The children organised games for the teachers in the morning and put up a beautiful cultural programme in honour of their teachers in the post-lunch session, with the help and encouragement of the Brothers. Both the teachers and students agreed that this year's teacher's day celebration in the school was unique in terms of quality, dynamism and innovativeness.

The Kids festival was celebrated on November 12. This was yet another occasion for the tiny tots to discover and exhibit their talents. The programme culminated in cake-cutting by the children who had celebrated their birthdays in the previous months, along with their parents.

Childrens’ Day, commemorated on November 14, gave an opportunity for the teachers to shower their love and blessings on the students. The teachers sang and danced together to teach the students the value of togetherness and also organized games for the students.

We celebrated Christmas with gusto. To spread the message of love, peace and universal brotherhood, a mini-Christmas celebration was organised for the teaching and non-teaching staff members on December 20. It was marked by a short inter-religious prayer service, an audio-visual presentation on the life of Jesus Christ and a short cultural programme, followed by a fellowship meal. There was also a special Christmas programme for the students on December 23, which involved a well-appreciated skit-dance drama centering on Jesus, enacted by the students themselves, followed by the distribution of sweets.

The finale of the year’s activities was the Annual Day celebrated on January 10, marked by a colourful cultural programme and prize distribution ceremony. The cultural programme was an expression of the innate creativity and talent of the students, with dance, music and drama occupying the centrestage. And in the formal, prize distribution ceremony, the chief guest, Shri S. Venkatesh honoured the alumni of the institution for their stupendous performance of the previous academic year, as also awarded the current students for their academic and co-curricular achievements throughout the academic year.

 

The annual day festivities kicked in at 6.00 p.m. with the arrival of the Chief Guest Shri S. Venkatesh, Circle Inspector of Police Jinnaram and Guest of Honour Shri B. Venkateshwarlu, MEO Hathnoora.

The programme began with the customary invocation of the Almighty’s blessings through a melodious song and a graceful welcome dance performance by the students. The honoured guests and the lovely parents were also warmly welcomed by the school Principal Bro. Vincent Reddy. There was a power-packed video presentation of the Annual Report for the academic year 2016-2017, which unveiled the activities undertaken during the academic session and highlighted the achievements of the students.

The cultural programme was a vibrant mix of dance, music and drama that kept the audience spell-bound. The rich cultural diversity of Telangana was displayed through a breath-taking dance performance put up by the students. A patriotic song reminded us of our national identity and in a timely reminder that the whole world is but one family, an exotic Japanese umbrella dance was performed by the talented students. To add to this, a western dance and a fusion dance set the stage on fire; many in the audience were seen grooving to the spleandous performance. And not to forget ta heart-warming dance show performed by the adorable tiny tots!

Both the chief guest and the guest of hounour were greatly impressed by the performance of the students and paid glowing tributes to the Montfort-run school for all-round growth of the sudents and the quality of the performances of the day.  

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Bro Chacko, the Correspondent of the institute.

It was indeed a joyous moment for the guests, parents, students and the teachers, and the memories would indeed linger for a long time to come.

The culture of a society is reflected in its arts, painitings, dances, mime and song. There are regular inter-house competitions in cultural fields such as dancing, singing, skit, drawing and poster-making, so as to enable the students to discover and horne their innate talents. Besides, the high school students also had an opportunity to display their Rangoli making skills at a Rangoli competition held in August. There was a poster-making competition for the primary section students on the same day.

In the sporting arena, the spacious playground is the fulcrum of all sports activities. There is an equal emphasis on indoor and outdoor sports activities such as chess, carrom, cricket, volleyball and kabaddi. The students are encouraged to use the ground facilities beyond the normal school hours and also on holidays. The high point of the sports activities was the participation of select students in the Montfort Games conducted at Nagpur in October .

Literary pursuits including quiz, spelling and elocution help the students to expand their intellectual horizons and prepare themselves for a world where knowledge is power.

All in all, the event calendar of the year is truly hectic and packs a punch, all with the avowed aim of helping the student community to blossom in all fields of human endeavour.