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ICSE Affiliation No. KE 129


Mary Giri Vidhya Mandir (affiliated to the council for indian school certificate examination, newdelhi ), the landmark of Punalur was founded by the great missionary, Sociologist and Educationist (Late) Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathias Kappil, First Bishop of Punalur Diocese, in 1972. Initially the school followed central and state syllabi. By that time this was the only English Medium School and was catering to the education needs of the students fraternity in and around Punalur. The School had a strength of above thousand students.

As the years rolled by the school concentrated completely on central syllabus and shifted its location from St. Goretti premises to Chemmanthoor, near the municipal stadium.

Now the school is affiliated to ICSE vide Affiliation No. KE 129 and conducts classes from play class to standard X. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Selvister Ponnumuthan is the patron and Rev. Dr. Christy Joseph is the Director. The School has five buses playing on different routes to meet the transportation needs of the students. The school has well equipped and modernised laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and computer. A well maintained Library meets the needs of the students as well as the teachers.

To keep pace with the digital revolution, we have installed smart class rooms where students can experience Audio-Visual learning. We have Abacus classes on Saturdays to ease the learning of Mathematics. We have installed App. Cook Technologies for easier communication with the students. Mrs. Beena Ignatius, former Principal of St Goretti H.S.S is the principal. She has more than four decades of experience in academic and administrative activities.

Yoga, Karatte, dance, music and instrumental music like organ and guitar classes are conducted for the benefit of the children. A bunch of dedicated teachers are always there to help the students in curricular and extra – curricular activities.

Sports and games are given due weightage and proper training is given at all levels.

All What You Need To Know About Us

The aim of the school is to impart quality education for the enrichment, enhancement and empowerment of the children and to help them take their right place in home, society and the state.


  • Admission is restricted by certain policies of the Management and by conditions of age, ability and conduct.
  • At the time of admission the student should be personally introduced by the parent/guardian who will be responsible to the school authorities for his/her studies and conduct.


A student maybe dismissed on the following grounds:
  • Irregular attendance
  • Habitual idleness
  • Disobedience or defiance of authority
  • Malpractice in connection with examinations
  • Lack of sufficient improvement in conduct and studies even after warnings
  • Conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school
  • A student who fails more than once in the same class shall be removed from the rolls.


Discipline is an integral part of the learning process. To develop self-control, a student must be trained to bridle emotions and impulses, to live in harmony with others, to respect family traditions, to keep the laws of the country and to obey the commandments of God.
  • All students shall be in the school premises at 9 10 am, 5 minutes before the morning bell and taking part in the solemn morning assembly in an orderly and respectful manner.
  • In the afternoon, students should be in their classrooms at the first bell and maintain silence. Classes will commence at the first bell.
  • Each student must bring their Students’ Academic Planner to school every day and have it with them in every class.
  • The school expects students to be polite, friendly and well behaved in and outside the school. They should be respectful to their elders and teachers, and considerate to their juniors; honest and truthful at all times.
  • Students shall keep silence and decorum in the classrooms and corridors. If they should go to another classroom they should move silently in a line and return after class within 5 min.
  • Students going for optional and swimming are expected to reach back within 5 min. of commencement of their next class. They are not allowed to loiter around unnecessarily. If found loitering disciplinary action will be initiated.
  • Students shall not leave their classrooms or enter other classrooms without permission.
  • Students are not allowed to enter teacher’s staff room without permission or in the absence of any teacher. Only class leaders are allowed to enter by permission.
  • Speaking in English is compulsory at the school, in the bus and while waiting at the bus-stop to board the bus.
  • The school premises and classrooms must be kept neat and tidy.
  • Students are expected to behave with dignity outside the school premises also. Any activities of the student outside the school premises or in public places, which may harm the name, reputation and discipline of the School will be addressed and disciplinary action will be initiated if found necessary.
  • While wearing the school uniform, no student must engage in behaviour or associations detrimental to the moral tone, values and goodwill of the school. Strict disciplinary action will be initiated against the student found engaging in the same.
  • Students are discouraged from carrying too much money or any expensive articles to school.
  • Students are not permitted to bring iPods, cameras, laptops and other electronic equipment without the permission of the teacher concerned.
  • Students are strictly prohibited from bringing or using mobile phones in the school campus. If found in possession the articles will be confiscated.
  • No meetings, parties or organized school activities should be arranged without the approval of the Principal.
  • No vehicle will be allowed to enter the school campus during school hours.
  • Money should not be lent or borrowed from among students. No articles may be exchanged with other students.
  • Whenever students are permitted to wear casual clothes, they must be modestly and suitably attired for school.


  • No student shall be absent from class without sufficient reason.
  • Parents/ Guardians must clearly state the reason for the absence in the Leave Record of the Students Academic Planner.
  • Students are not allowed to go out of the campus during school hours, including recess time.
  • Those who absent themselves without prior permission shall not enter the class without the Principal’s permission.
  • Students are not permitted to avail leave for social functions, tours, holidays while the school is in session. Similarly students are not allowed to remain absent on the first day of opening and closing days of long breaks or special holidays.
Unauthorized absence of more than 15 days will lead to removal from the rolls.
  • Students suffering from contagious diseases will not be permitted to attend school.
  • In case of serious illness the Principal must be informed within 5 days and a Doctor’s certificate submitted.

Parental Responsibility

The active co-operation of the parents is an essential pre-requisite for the welfare of the students. Parents are advised to
  • Check the Student’s Dairy daily and sign teacher’s remarks if any within the prescribed time.
  • Respond to circulars and other communication from the school promptly.
  • Supervise the child’s daily lessons.
  • Ensure that the child has adequate hours of study at home and completes all assignments.
  • Encourage the child to participate in all co-curricular activities and school functions.
  • Ensure the child is punctual.
  • Take pride in sending the child to school neatly turned out.
  • Attend Open-House Meetings to get an update on the student’s academic progress and conduct.
  • Return the Answer sheets and Report Card duly signed within the prescribed time.
  • Intimate any change of phone number or address to the school promptly.
  • Participation in talks or seminars arranged by school authorities is compulsory to help and guide parents in fulfilling their parental responsibility in the best possible manner.
  • The attitudes and habits listed below are important elements that are definitely essential in order to maintain stability within the classroom. Furthermore, they must be corrected in order for your child to develop his/her maximum potential