1. Welcome to Montfort Secondary School
Dear Students, Parents and Friends, Montfort Secondary School, Resubelpara a Catholic Institution run by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, an International Religious society following the footsteps of its founder St. Louis Marie De Montfort. The Montfortian education ingrained with the Education vision of St. Louis Marie De Montfort.
St. Louis Marie De Montfort, a man of great vitality, indomitable courage and spiritual strength was a seeker after the only treasure that mattered: Divine Wisdom. He was concerned about the human race, the most brilliant of God’s creation. By giving up to the ways of Wisdom, he developed pedagogy of acquiring true Wisdom that not only guided his own inner journey but also the lives of those entire he touched.
Montfort sought to lead the world around him in the ways of such wisdom, beginning with the poorest, the lost and the least. He did so in different ways as in ‘charity schools’ for the young, mass education using his great oratorical skills, collective social action, and writing scholarly volumes, popular tracts, poems and letters. The purpose and aim of education according to Montfort is threefold:
To learn, understand and love God as Wisdom,
To understand and transform oneself in the ways of Wisdom,
To become committed to transform the society in obedience to Wisdom.
This website is designed to enlighten you with the insight, vision and priorities and opportunities that we provide to our students. We hope this will be helpful to you. At Montfort we aim to provide a happy, inspiring and exciting learning environment that encourages positive working attitudes in all our pupils and foster a sense of respect and tolerance for the beliefs and opinions of others. We offer an assortment of educational opportunities for our students, through our curricular and co-curricular programmes that include parent-teacher and student-teacher meetings and discussions. Looking forward to having you all with us. We earnestly hope that this would be the beginning of a collaboration that will continue throughout your child’s school career here always. Sincerely Bro. Shiju K.M Principal
2. History of the School
A plot of land at Bolsaldam, Jonglapara was donated by late Shri. Alberth Sangma, the Nokma of Resu Akhing. Rev. Fr. E.V. George, the then parish priest of Resubelpara Parish was instrumental for the said donation. It was his dream to establish a school at the Jonglapara for the youth of the area. He along with the Bishop of Tura invited the Franciscan Brothers to open a centre.
The Franciscan Brothers, under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Bro. Macarius opened the new centre at Jonglapara on 10-08-1983. The very next year they opened an English Medium School at Jonglapara called “Alverno Abri M.E. School”. Within a period of ten years, the newly opened school was upgraded to an M.E. School and obtained government recognition and recurring grant in-aid from the Education Department.
Unfortunately, the Franciscan Brothers had to abandon their venture due to shortage of personal in the congregation. After closing down the M.E. Section of the school officially, the Franciscan Brothers handed over their centre.
From April 1995, the management of the centre reverted to the Resubelpara Parish. The Parish Priest continued to look after the centre, with the L P School and the farm with the help of teachers and other helpers. It was on February 2002 that Rt. Rev. George Mamalassery, the Bishop of Tura, invited the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel to Jonglapara.
Realising the acute need of opening a Secondary School in the area, it was resolved in the public meeting of the Local Leaders and General Public held on 14th May 2002 to open a new secondary school at Bolsaldam, Resu. The name of the school shall be “Montfort School”. The Public meeting held on 8th November 2003 specified the outlook to Montfort Secondary School a Co-education School catering to the educational needs of the surrounding villages.
Montfort Secondary school was granted opening permission with effect from 01.06.2006
2. The Mission Statement “The Montfortian mission is to help the young develop into upright, creative and loyal citizens imbued with love and concern for others, spiritual sensitivity and a sense of personal freedom; liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; equality of status and of opportunity and fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of nations. It envisions enabling the young to develop into a holistic personality and earn a living, and contributing to the economic, social, political and cultural progress of the nation.”
3. Montfortian Education Policy
1. The school is a place for the integral information of persons by means of a systematic and critical assimilation of culture. This vital approach takes place in the school in the form of personal contacts and commitment which consider absolute values in a life context and seek to insert them into a life frame work. The school stimulates the students to exercise their intelligence through the dynamics of understanding to attain clarity and inventiveness. It must help them spell out the meaning of those experiences and their truths.
2. The staff dedicates themselves in special way to education particularly that of youth and the under-privileged. They consider this work as an eminent service to humanity and a privileged means of promoting the formation in which a specific concept of the world, of man and of his history is developed and conveyed.
3. The school motivates and stimulates students to exercise their innate and acquired intelligence through effective dynamics that help to understand what is truth and the true purpose of life.
4. Every member of the school community adopts a common vision and outlook of life, based on the values he / she believes.
5. The school provides the individual, scope for development from within and the educational programme is directed to the growth of the whole person.
6. The content and methodology of the educational system reflect, the human and spiritual values of the society and the nation.
7. Academic excellence is to be achieved through hardwork, practical applications and clear logical thinking.
8. Each pupil is helped to discover and improve his / her physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, psychological and emotional gifts, and to develop his/her ethical sensitivity and sense of the Transcendent.
9. An appreciation of our cultural and religious values is included through and exposure to our cultural heritage, and arousing in them a social awareness with a view to helping the youth to function in responsible and constructive manner.
10. Liberty, justice, solidarity and peace are stressed as urgent, personal and social needs;
Religious values are instilled into our students to help them develop into mature persons who are able to achieve harmonious integration between religion and life;
11.Each pupil is helped to discover and realize their own goals in life.
4. Computer Education:
The goal of technological education is to make students better thinkers, creative and confident. Computer Education is given importance with current technological updates and demands. Computer science is a compulsory subject. Reasonable fees are collected for the same.
Library will remain open from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Students can make use of the library during the lunch break and other free times. Students can borrow one book at a time from the library which should be returned within two weeks. Ten rupees late fee per day will be charged if they do not return the books on time. If the books are lost or damaged, the student must compensate the same.
6. Co – Curricular Activities:
In order to develop a balanced personality, we give much importance to co-curricular activities. Through these activities we aim at developing the child into a ‘total person’ by bringing out the best in him / her.
Chart Showing Co-Curricular activities.
7. General Information
1.Admissions are possible only to LKG – other classes based on merit in the previous examinations.
2.Students seeking admission should be accompanied by the parents.
3.Parents who claim to be too busy to meet the Principal when required in connection with their child’s progress in the school need not seek admission for their children.
4.Outstation students for admission should be accompanied by their local guardian along with their parents.
5.Students who are not staying with their parents must get the approval of the school authorities on their place of stay.
6.Preference in Admissions is given to practicing Catholic Children of practicing Catholic parents if they fulfill the admission criteria.
7.2. Working Hours:
1.The morning session starts at 8:45 a.m. Students should be in the school campus by 8:40 a.m. on all working days. 2.The noon interval is of 20 minutes duration, during which no student will be allowed to leave the school premises.
3.The afternoon session ends at 3:10 p.m. However if the teachers so decide students may be required to stay on till 4:00 for extra class, practices etc.
4.The students are required to be present in the school, even on holidays, if called for by the teachers or the House leaders; for extra class, practice etc. Absenting oneself from such practice session or extra classes will be viewed seriously by the school authorities and may result in appropriate disciplinary actions.
1. Transfer certificates are issued only against a written application from the parents.
2. The school authorities reserve the right to take appropriate disciplinary action, including dismissal against any student whose conduct is detrimental to the moral tone, discipline and educative atmosphere in the school. The following acts will be considered serious offence which may result in the dismissal of the student from school without any prior warning.
a) Copying and helping others to copy and other such malpractices at examination; altering marks and forging signature of parents, teachers and Principal.
b) Physical violence, fighting with others causing injuries to others.
c) Smoking, taking drugs, liquor and other intoxicants.
d) Disrespect shown to the teachers and school authorities.
e) Continuous absence for more than 3 days without permission.
f) Extreme laziness and indifference in doing work assigned.
g) Association with immoral elements in the society.
h) Organizing or participating in strikes and agitations.
i) Absenting on important school function days and shirking responsibility.
j) Failing in the same class for two consecutive years.
8. LANGUAGE OF CONVERSATION
Since English is the medium of instruction all the students must speak only in English in the school campus.
The defaulters will be encouraged to speak in English by appropriate punishment.
9. EXAMINATION AND PROMOTION
1.The progress of the students is assessed by means of slip tests, ‘mid term tests’ and terminal exams. At the end of the terminal exams, the progress report is to be collected by the parents. It is an occasion for the parents to share with the teachers the various aspect of their children’s life in the school. It is the duty of the parent to find out from the teachers about their progress, behavior etc. In case of any disciplinary action taken by the school authorities, no parent needs to plead their ignorance about the child’s misbehavior.
10. School Handbook :
Every student must have his/her own Handbook and bring it to the school daily. A student who loses or mutilates his/her Handbook will have to buy a new. When a student is absent or late or fails to come to school in decent uniform, parents must explain the reason in a brief communication in writing not exceeding one line, to the school on the page allotted for the purpose.
On the same page, students must take down assignments or home work given on that particular day in various subjects. This is to help parents to keep in touch with the work in the class. Any communication the Principal/the teachers have for parents will also be written on this page and parents are requested to read and sign below them. Particulars of the payment of fees and the marks secured in the tests are to be entered in the Handbook.
11. Leave of Absence and Attendance:
Any leave of absence is allowed only with the prior permission of the Principal through a duly authorized letter of the parent or guardian. All leave letters should be addressed to the Principal. Leave letters should be submitted, as far as possible, well in advance. The name of any student who absents himself/ herself habitually without prior permission of the Principal will be removed from the rolls. Applying for leave to attend social and religious functions is not encouraged. Those who produce false medical certificates for leave will forfeit their seat at the end of the academic year. Failure to bring a leave note may oblige the school authorities to send the student home even during school hours. Parents must meet the principal for obtaining more than two days of leave. 90% of attendance is compulsory for all the students for promotion.
11.1. Absence without leave :
A student who has been absent from school will not be allowed to enter the class unless he/ she brings a note in his/ her Handbook, stating the reason for his/ her absence duly signed by his/ her parents/ guardian and obtains the Principal’s permission. If a student is absent for more than two days, the parents must meet the Principal before the student enters the class.
Absence without leave renders a student liable to a fine of Rs.10/- at a time. If the absence is for more than 10 days consecutively the student’s name will be removed from the rolls. The student may be re-admitted on payment of Rs.200/- after obtaining permission from the Principal. Admission may be granted only for valid reasons acceptable to the principal.
Prior permission is required for the following;
(i) To make a collection for any purpose, whatsoever.
(ii) To arrange for a meeting, a picnic, etc.
(iii) To leave the school premises during working hours.
(iv) For any student to join a sports meet or to play in a tournament outside the school.
(v) To arrange for private tuition by teachers of the school.
(vi) For any parent or visitor to meet a pupil or teacher during the working hours.
12. Exercise Books and Text Books:
Every student should possess the prescribed text books and note books and bring them regularly to the class as per the time table. The text books and note books should be neatly covered and labeled. Students of classes I to IV need not bring text books to school. A copy of the text books is placed in the classes.
10. House System :
In order to develop a healthy competitive spirit, to excel in studies, games, sports and other co-curricular activities the students are grouped into different houses. House captains and their deputies will stream line the activities of the house on the advice of the teacher in charge. Inter house competitions are held on a regular basis.
11. Care of Nature :
Protecting the environment is the duty of every human being. As students you must learn to care for the nature. Do not kill birds and the small animals that you may find. Do not cut and destroy the trees. Raise flower garden in the school and at home. Each student is expected to raise one potted plant and one tree every year to enhance the beauty of the school premises.
12. Recommendation to Parent / Guardians:
The education of child starts at home. It is the duty of the parents to teach their children good manners and other etiquettes. Parents should discuss with the school authorities any deviated behaviour noticed in their children. Providing a conducive atmosphere at home for the study of their children is very essential. The use of TV and other entertainment should be regulated by the parents. The parents should supervise the activities of their children during holidays and vacation. Children should not be allowed to roam about without any control. Parents should attend all the meetings called by the School for the parents.
It is good practice to make it a point to find from your child about what went on in the school and how well he/she faired in the different activities in the school. You should also take care of him / her to do his / her work regularly, in a systematic way, and according to a schedule; in the working out of which you will be very much involved. Encourage self work and study, neatness and punctuality. Disapprove firmly all that is unhealthy and those that will stand in the way of his / her progress: habits like smoking, chewing of pan, bad company etc. among them.
Avoid criticism of the teachers and the school in the presence of your child. Should you have a legitimate complaint or a suggestion makes it a point to meet the principal and discuss the matter. It is also true that your child need not always be right. Verify facts before you take sides and don’t believe in rumors. Constructive criticism is always encouraged and is welcome.
12. BUS FACILITY
1. Bus facility is provided to all who apply for the same [Form No. 5]
2. If there are insufficient students on any route, that route will be taken off from school bus service.
3. Students who wish to travel by school bus have to pay the fees regularly.
4. Parents / Guardians / unauthorized persons are not allowed to use the bus service.
5. Students availing the school bus service are not allowed to withdraw in the middle of the session (unless they are taking TC) and will have to continue for the full academic year failing which they will be considered defaulters.
6. Parents are to instruct their children
a. Once boarding the bus, not to get down from the bus except at the destination
b. Not to get down to buy chips etc at traffic signals
c. Not to board running buses
d. While travelling by the school bus, to avoid boisterous talking, howling, misbehaving with passers-by, travelling on the footboard and running around in the bus
e. Not to damage the seat covers seats etc of the buses. Should any damage be done the concerned student(s) will have to bear the cost of repair / replacement.
f. Students / parents / guardians are to co-operate and not misbehave with the staff members of the School or the bus who are on school bus duty.
If necessary, the bus service of a student can be terminated on any of the above grounds.
13. FEE STRUCTURE 18-19
a) School fees and bus fare are charged for 12 calendar months.
b) Fee collection at the school office will be as per the time schedule given below:
On week-days 8.30 a.m. to 03.00 p.m
On Saturdays 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Failure to pay the fees by the prescribed date will attract a late fee.
The school is unaided. Hence, fees may be revised every academic year, to cope with staff pay increase and addition of needed infrastructure.
4.4. FEE STRUCTURE: 2018
Admission Fee: LKG TO CLASS X: 2500.00
Annual Fee: 3000.00
Developmental Fund: 500.00
Solidarity Fund 100.00
Employees Welfare Fund 400.00
Tuition Fees 500 X 12
Computer Fees: 100 X 12
Digital Fees: 100 X 12
Exam Fees 300 x 3