Inspired by our Foundress Mother Veronica and urged on by Mother Marie des Anges our first Superior General ‘we shall keep looking ahead with a clear vision for the future’, for standards of excellence in our educational and social apostolate for a holistic development of our students which shall enable them to face the challenges of tomorrow.
The congregation of the Apostolic Carmel was founded in 1886 by Mother Veronica of the Passion in Bayonne, France, and established at Mangalore, India, in 1870. Following the path of the Carmelite Tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and of Mother Veronica the Sisters try to combine in their lives contemplation with apostolic activity according to the needs of the time. The focus of their apostolic service is ‘Christ in His brethren-the church and the world’.
The Congregation tries to fulfil the purpose of its existence through the education of youth in the various schools, colleges, technical training centres, hostels, children’s homes, crèches and schools for the differently abled, established throughout India, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Pakistan and Africa. It aims at developing the students entrusted to its care into committed people who should be the leaven in their milieu, putting love and meaning into human life and endeavour.
Thanks be to God for the gift of every one of you to our community especially to our dear students, parents, teachers and staff.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -Nelson Mandela
If there is one thing that can change the world, it is education and schools are the pillars
of formal education. Along with providing formal education to your wards, this school
aspires more; we believe in experiential learning, where a child learns through
experiences and participation so that the lesson always stays with her. “Tell me and I
forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Learning is not a process limited to school and colleges only, nor does it end with the conclusion of one’s school career. It is indeed a lifelong process. This school is oriented to the total formation of a child and to adaptations of various methods suiting the dynamics of changing world in order to achieve common goals and objectives.it is further characterized by shared vision – responsibility and above all, love and faith in God in order to achieve these goals.
It’s my message, that the people of fine character live by their values. They are honest and are committed to truthfulness in thought, word and deed. True character thus encompasses the capacity for self- discipline. Always remember to uphold the dignity of people. the decisions we make, the friends we choose, and the responsibilities we accept. Be always ready to give preference to others. “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you become is your gift to God.”
Lastly, and most importantly, our aim is to instil values in our children so that they grow up to be good human beings and responsible citizens. Together lets teach them the importance of values and attributes like kindness, honesty, generosity, humility, optimism, perseverance, tolerance and more…..so that they create a beautiful world around them. Together, we can make a difference!......... Have something to live for. Bring out the best in you.
May the Almighty God along with Mother of Carmel and Our Foundress Venerable Mother Veronica continue to bless us all and be a Blessing to Others!
- Sr. M. Soni A.C.
Carmel School, started on 21st January 1941, then known as St. Mary’s School in Civil Lines, Gorakhpur, is a Christian English Medium School, affiliated to CISCE Board on 7th August 2005.
Carmel School is administered by the Carmel Sadan Society of U.P. in the Roman Catholic Church. The school is under the religious jurisdiction of the Catholic Bishop of Gorakhpur.
The school aims at the education of the Catholic community around, and extends its service to members of other communities to the extent possible. The school stands for academic excellence, development of skills, and character formation based on the love of God and the service of man as modelled in Jesus Christ, with a view of training citizens for all round development and sincere commitment to God and country.
We want our students to be intellectually well informed morally upright, socially concerned, emotionally balanced and spiritually oriented women who will act as agents of social change in their motherland and in the world of today.
Raised on high we lift our Carmel banner
Rally around, pace the ground together,
All unite to lift our flag on high
And pledge true loyalty this day till we die.
Onward to the goal we go,
Till we reach the far eternal shore,
Carmel’s children all unite
All stand for the right,
All evil forces fight.
Carmel be our beacon light
In this dark and wild tempestuous night
Be our radiant guiding star,
o’er life’s troubled sea.
Till dawns eternity.
Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Punjab, Sindhu, Gujarata, Maratha,
Dravida, Utkala, Banga,
Vindhya, Himachala, Yamuna, Ganga
Uchchhala Jaladhi Taranga
Tava Shubha Name Jage
Tava Shubha Ashisa Mange
Gahe Tava Jaya Gatha
Jana Gana Mangala Dayak Jaya he
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Jaya he, Jaya he, Jaya he
Jaya, Jaya, Jaya, Jaya he.
You are the Giver of all good things,
I thank you, for the blessing of this new day.
Give me you grace
To live well today,
To know you, a little better,
To do my work, a little more diligently,
To serve my fellowmen, a little more lovingly
To make today, a day of progress
To be of help, and an example,
To all whom I meet,
To bring comfort, to those in sorrow,
And strength to those, who are tempted
To give courage, to those who are afraid
Guidance to those, who do not know, what to do,
To bring cheer to those, who are discouraged,
And encouragement to those, who are depressed. Amen
Forgive me, O God / for all the wrong things /
which I have done today /
Forgive me for /
Careless work /
Inattentive study /
Wasted time /
Duties shirked /
Failure to listen to my teachers /
Disloyalty to my friends /
Forgive me also for /
Being disobliging /and selfish at times /
Being a bad example / to others /
Help me to show / that I am really sorry / by doing better tomorrow / and by not
making / the same mistakes again. Amen
Our Father / in heaven / holy be your name
your kingdom come / your will be done /
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today / our daily bread /
forgive us our sins / as we forgive
those who sin against us. /
Do not bring us / to the test /
but deliver us / from evil. Amen
Angel of God / my guardian dear / to whom God’s love / commits me here / ever this day / be at my side / to light and guard / to rule and guide / Our Holy Guardian angels / watch over us and protect us. Amen.