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Address : PO Binnaguri, Dist: Jalpaiguri (W.B), Pin: 735 203
Phone : 8967583802
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Names of the founder body: Bro. J C Carroll & Bro. Xavier Joseph Thonippara

Aims and objectives
The Educational Society of St. James` School aims not only to form sound character and personality of the young students but also to train them to become dutiful and useful citizens of their motherland India. We also affirm that learning is the chief priority of the school.

Our mission
• Provide a highly stimulating, rewarding and conducive and enriched curriculum so that every child will find a certain degree of joy in learning.
• Provide congenial, friendly, reassuring and conducive school atmosphere so as to enable them to live, to love, to learn and to imbibe a legacy.
• Implement a curriculum that is meticulously planned and rich in content.
• Untiringly promote in our students a sense of neighborhood so that they appreciate the role of the school as the vital community centre and foster in them a concern for all particularly the less privileged .
• Inculcate a sense of concern and respect for nature.
• Recruit, employ, develop and retain staff who share and contribute to the realization of our vision and mission.

The school attaches great importance to co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. These are designed to develop important traits of character like honesty, self-confidence, co-operation and diligence and to promote talents for leadership and responsibility. The following activities are included in the curriculum to promote physical and curricular values among students and to encourage in them a spirit of healthy competition.

• Art and craft,
• Clubs,
• Debates,
• Dramatics,
• Drawing and painting competitions,
• Elocution and quiz contests,
• Flower arrangements,
• Games and athletics
• Inter-house athletic meet and
• Proper use of the library facilities,
• School cultural programme
• Study circle
• Variety of hobbies
• Friday activities

While members of the staff are always available to give advice and guidance, the fullest scope is given for initiative and leadership among the students themselves.

The school management reserves to itself the right to admit or refuse pupils seeking admission to the school without furnishing any reason whatsoever. Similarly, the management decides when the question of retaining a student in the class arises.
No child less than 3 years old on the admission day will be admitted to nursery/LKG. At the time of admission the following certificates should be attached with the application form:-

i) Birth or Baptism Certificate. Once admitted NO change of date of birth will be entertained.
ii) Immunization Certificate/detail.

Pupils seeking admission in higher classes may be tested on the syllabus of the standard below the one to which they seek admission.

Admission is confirmed only after the submission of the latest Progress Card and the original Transfer Certificate from the School last attended.

Admission is formally completed only when the form has been filled and submitted to the office and school dues are paid and the form is signed by the Principal. Payment of fees, writing the entrance test or an interview does not necessarily mean that admission is granted.

Admission cannot be claimed as a matter of right. Any attempt to use influence, unfair means or recommendation for admission, will lead to automatic disqualification. The School does not have any agents for admission.

Students who appear for the ICSE Examination will have to seek fresh admission to class 11. At the time of admission the criteria for admission to science and commerce stream will be decided by the principal. Admission to class 11 is totally at the discretion of the management of the school.

Computer Laboratory
With the introduction of a number of revised and restructured courses, computers have become an integral part of the school curriculum. The Computer Laboratory in the school provides the pupils with an opportunity for hands-on training and enhancing their computer skills

A large and extensive playground with facilities for playing Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball and Athletics is provided for all sports-inclined students. Also available is excellent equipment for the same. Facility for indoor games is also provided.

Sprawling lawns with trees full of foliage, flowering plants and lush green grass are a specialty of St James. The cool shade of the trees provides relief in the summer months. Sometimes you can even see activities or classes taking place under the trees. You are welcome to fully utilize the above or for sitting, practicing for an activity or for studying, but littering is strictly forbidden.

St James’ Canteen
Lots of tasty food are available at reasonable prices. You will find that St James’ Canteen is a place where students meet and interact over steaming cups of tea/coffee, fruit juice, spicy chaat, crispy spring-rolls, patties, samosas and breadpakoras, ice-cream, chips, toffees and biscuits are among the various food items on offer. You will be pleased to find that the canteen proprietor is a warm and efficient person to interact with.

Picnics / Excursion
The school organizes annual picnics to the nearby picnic spots for all classes along with their respective class teachers giving a break from monotonous routine.

Brief history of St James’ School
St James’ School, Binnaguri was founded by the Congregation of The Brothers of St Patrick (Patrician Brothers) in 1973. It is registered under The Educational Society of St James’ School and this institution is managed by the Brothers and assisted by the Sisters of Norte Dame. The Educational Society of St James’ School also manages a Hindi Medium School (St Partick’s School), the NIOS (National Institute of Open School), IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University),and study centre in the same campus, to cater to the educational needs of the local community, especially the marginalized and the less privileged.

We consider character formation as the most essential virtue and so great stress in laid on the inculcation of high ideals, gentlemanly behaviour, moral rectitude and service to the country.

St James’ School is regulated by rules and regulations as is applicable to Anglo-Indian Schools of West Bengal and at the same time governed/protected under Article 30 of the Indian Constitution, protecting Christian Minority Rights

School song
St James’ School, We love every one
St James’ School, we all live as one
Praise and sing, to our lord and king
We are one in him.
"for god and country"
We will ever live
Serving all our days
We work and play and study all day
That's how we can show our love
Near these mighty hills,
Green and flowering trees
We will grow in friendship
In happy times and laughters chimes
That's how we can show our love.

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