History

1968-1978 The Founding Years

• The Delhi Orthodox Syrian Church Society was registered on 28 February 1961 with the purpose of setting up a school.
• Nursery School started in the Parish Hall by Rev. Fr. K.A. George and Mr. Elizabeth Philip as Incharge.
• A special donation of Rs. 10,000/- from Rev. Fr. V.C. George was used for paying land premium to DDA, and the school was declared as being run in his memory.
• First wing of building constructed.
• 1972 Sep. 17- Blessing ceremony of the building.


1978-1988 Years of Consolidation

• 1979- Upgraded to a Higher Secondary school.
• Additional Floors built.
• 1981 Oct. 26- Recognition of the School by the Directorate of Education.
• 1983 - Foundation Stone for the New Building by Rev. Fr.T.C. Mathai.
• Subsequent affiliation of the middle School to C.B.S.E.
• 1985 March- First Batch Class X . 100% result.
• Upgradation to Senior Secondary School.
• 1986 Oct.- Foundation of the Third Block was laid by H.G.Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios.


1988 - 1998 Years of Development

• 1989 october- Completion and Inauguration of the II & III floors along with the New Block by H.G. Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios.
• Launching of the first School Magazine.
• 1995 - Our School was adjudged first among 25 schools as the best promoter of he Cultural Heritage of Denmark.
• Computer education from VI- XII; offered as an elective subject for XI & XII C.B.S.E.
• Established Aviary, Aquarium & Play hut.


1998-2009 Years of Expansion

• 2000 April - School Chapel inaugurated by H.G. Job Mar Philoxenos.
• 2000 May - Renovation of Office and Science labs.
• 2000 July - Sr. Computer Lab inaugurated.
• Conference Hall, Music Room, Exam Room.
• 2003 - Mrs. Rema Alex Daniel appointed as Principal.
• 2003 - Prospectus brought out
• Computer aided learning.
• Pipe Band, Brass Band & NCC for boys & girls.
• 2004 - Orthodox Bible classes for Orthodox students.
• 2005 - Malyalam & French taught as Third languages.
• 2005 - Vision & Mission statement was framed.
• 2005 - Mrs. Rachel Thomas appointed as Vice Principal.
• 2006 - First exchange programme to UK under United Kingdom India Education Research Initiative.
• 2007 - Our School adjudged 16 in India and 04 in Delhi from amongst 3500 schools all over India in the Green School Programme.
• Part of Sahodaya Cluster of Schools.
• Library automation.
• School website Launched.
• 2 Rain Water Harvesting plants.
• 2008 - First among 5500 schools from all over India in Green School Programme.
• Exchange Programme with Australia.
• Exchange Programme with Italy.
• Exchange Programme with USA.
• School Won British Council International School Award for year 2009-2012.
• Student visit to Thailand under Globe Programme.
• Model UN being held for 3 years.
• Class X 2008-09 batch got 100% First Division.


2010-2018 TOWARDS ACCELERATION

INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION

• New Building was inaugurated on 22 October 2011.
• Smart classrooms with LCD Screen in 2011.
• Auditorium was inaugurated on 16 August 2012
• Teacher's Resource Centre in 2011
• Jr. School Library in 2011
• Better Sports facilities.

 

MILESTONES

• Mrs Rachel Thomas appointed as Principal on 1st December 2010
• Principal Ms. Rachel Thomas awarded State sponsored Best Teacher Award on 5 September 2012 by Smt. Sheila Dixit at Tyagaraj Stadium.
• In 2012, One more Science section added to Class XI to enable professionally inclined students to get an opportunity
• Olympiads of International standards introduced in Science ,Mathematics, English, Computer Science and French
• Increasing number of students making into the IIT/ IIM's.
• Venturing into alternate careers- Career Counselling by School Counsellor & outside agencies.
• Psychology introduced as an elective subject in Class XI. in 2012
• Introducing and implementing International qualification and Cambridge through ESOL Examination for our students of classes I to X
• Inter-School Volley Ball Tournament, organised as an Annual Event from 2011
• Many new Activities introduced –Aero Modelling, Project Citizen, Interact Club, Road Safety Club, Media Club.
• In 2012 Economic Club ventured into social work by providing financial aid to needy farmers & labourers in Maharashtra, Haryana & Delhi.

 

• Mr. P Joseph Cherian appointed as Principal on 1st July 2015.


MANY MORE EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES INTRODUCED

2010-2011

• Carolina Giacomel and Giuditta Mazzi, two students from Italy were hosted by St. Paul’s School for a year, organised by AFS
• The Ark Project- A positive vision of a Low carbon future an exchange programme with Wolvercote Primary School, Wolvercote, Oxford, UK.
• E-Pal’s Club Exchange Program- (Comparing & Contrasting India & U.K.) between 30 students of our school and 30 students of Westwoodside Primary school, UK
• Routes to Roots and (CAP) Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan exchange programme between India and Pakistan where students communicated with each other through exchange of postcards, pictures, audio messages and photographs.


2011-2012

• AFS Exchange Programme:
• Mario D A Cavisto from Rome, Italy and Jennifer Lynn Mauro joined our school and was here for a year.
• Gifty Samuel of Class XI went to Alaska for a year’s scholarship programme by AFS.
• Alphy Geever, Elsa Paulose and Niyanta Gupta visited Japan for 3 weeks under AFS Cultural Programme.
• Ajay P Samuel of Class XI went on a 13 days Exchange Programme by JENESYS to Japan.
• Delegates from Pakistan visited St. Paul’s school and a teacher and four students visited Pakistan in February organised by Routes to Roots and CAP.

 

2012-2013

• Abhishek Popli visited Japan in December 2012 for 3 weeks by AFS
• Srishty Mittal of Class XI went to USA on an AFS sponsored programme
• Leonor from Switzerland was hosted by our school for a year under AFS Programme.
• A team of Japanese delegation visited our school for tie ups with the Japan intercultural exchange programme.
• Volker Schlogell from Germany visited our school for 3 weeks on a CBSE Sponsored Exchange Programme.
• Ojaswi Biswas of class X went to Japan for three weeks on a CBSE sponsored Exchange programme.
• Ms. Nivedita Sibbal, Geography Teacher went to Istanbul to attend a conference and conducted a workshop on Water Crisis, for a week, organized by AFS.