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Address : “Nirmala Niketan”, PO Jaigaon – Jalpaiguri dt. West Bengal
Contact : +91 03566-263489
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Nursery to class 12 (class 10 ICSE / class 11-12 ISC)

Strength above 1000

No of boarders
About 100

St Anthony’s Convent School, Jaigaon, Nirmala Niketan is an English medium school established in 1988 and owned by the Salesian Sisters, a body registered under the Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 having its office in Dum Dum, Kolkata.

St Anthony’s Convent School, Jaigaon is a Catholic Educational institution conducted by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians also known as the Salesian Sisters. Its founder is Don Bosco and co-Foundress is St Mary Mazzarello. It is a Catholic Minority Institution recognized by the Education Department of the Government of West Bengal for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination (ICSE) class 10 and the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC) class 12, New Delhi, with three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce. The school admits all children irrespective of caste and creed. It is a co-ed school.

Class 11-12 streams offered • Arts
• Commerce
• Science

Aims and objectives
The aim of St Anthony’s Convent School is to impart sound formation (religious, mental, moral social and physical) based on the principles of Christian Faith, to members of the Christian community and also to all others admitted to this Institution.

It is run according to the principles and methods of St John Bosco, a Modern Educator of Youth, based on convictions, prevention of faults, loving kindness and faith in God.

The constant effort of the well trained staff is to develop the individual personality of each pupil and bring out those qualities, which are best and noblest in them. We also ensure a value based education in order to enable the pupil choose the higher values of life.

Special attention is given to ensure a high standard of morality and discipline in the school.

Admission forms available for class Nursery, KG and class I only.
Age Group as on 1st April
Nursery 3 years 5 months +
KG 4 years 3 months+
Cl.1 (One) 5 years 3 months +
Download and Fill up the form and submit it to the school office with requisite fees.

Attach Birth Certificate xerox
Time: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Class 11
Last date for 2021-2022 was Wednesday 31st, March, 2021.
Photo to be attested by the respective principal

Extra-curricular activities
• Celebration day
• Children’s day
• Christmas celebration 2020
• Communal harmony
• Dengu awareness
• Environment day
• Geo Sci
• Grandparents’ day
• Hindi diwas
• Inter school football
• Inter school march past competition 2019
• Inter-house debate
• Inter-house volleyball
• Media day
• Mother Maria Mazzarello Feast
• Online competitions during lockdown
• Online painting competition during lockdown
• Pre-primary fancy dress
• Primary quiz
• Rabindra jayanti
• Scouts and guides
• Social service for TT garden
• Solidarity day
• St Dominic Feast
• Talent hunt
• Teachers and gratitude day celebration

Brief history of the House
The house was started in 1988 during the Provincialship of Sr Genevieve Battigelli at the request of the then Bishop of Jalpaiguri. Three Sisters: 1) Sr Rose Kureekattu, Animator of the house, 2) Sr Clara Martin, in charge of the School and 3) Sr Jyoti Baxla, for apostolate, stayed in the little house which was previously occupied by the Priest in charge of Prabhat Tara Parish. Apart from catering to the children in the School, the Sisters began to visit the families around and made acquaintance with them.

The residence for the Sisters was completed in 1989 in time for the Canonical Visitation of Sr Georgina McPake and her Secretary Sr Valerie Jackson. In the course of time more Sisters were sent to meet the demands of the apostolate.

History of the School
An English Medium School run by the Diocese under the name of St Anthony’s School already existed. The three sisters took charge of the School from June 1988.There were around 50 children from Classes Nursery to 5. All were accommodated in one large class room.

In October 1988 the foundation for the School building was laid. The building was completed for the beginning of the next Scholastic year. The children were from the nearby tea gardens. In 2003 the work for the recognition began. The school obtained recognition and in 2006 the first batch of students wrote ICSE Exams.

From then on there was no looking back. The number began to increase slowly. In 2008 a School bus was purchased; then a second one in 2009. This gave rise to the number of students from outside Jaigaon vicinity.

In 2010 the first group of students wrote ISC examinations and result was commendable. Today the School caters to more than a thousand students of both sexes from all walks of life.

History of boarding
Soon after the arrival of the sisters they began to receive girls in the boarding. They were from the nearby tea gardens. Once the new School building which could accommodate a larger number was built in 1998 the number of boarders increased. Their number fluctuates between 120 and 90.They are from all categories of life.

Past pupils’ association
The Past Pupils Association was started in 1995 during the time of Sr Elizabeth Joseph. But as most of the students had to leave the area for further education it was difficult to gather the past pupils and slowly the strength of the association weakened and came to non existence. The Association was renewed in 2009 with the effort of Sr Mary Ann Abraham and though still the same situation prevails we can say the group is functioning with a few members. A few are very active in the area where they are caring for the needy and the marginalized young people.

Women’s empowerment
The Sisters work as animators of the Women’s Association. We are few in number and are loaded with School apostolate and the care of the girls in the boarding; so it is difficult to be full time animators.