Opening up a World of Education

Educating the hearts and the minds of the young -Edmund Rice

Principal's Message EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON

Our students are talented, hard-working and full of good ideas. We encourage and empower them to bring their ideas to life. Hands-on opportunities are what we're all about. Our students are busy doing things that matter. Take a look at the opportunities you'll have at the College. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

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Founded by the Irish Christian Brothers

St. Joseph's College Nainital was established in 1888. The School is one of the 20 educational institutions in India conducted by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, founded in
Ireland in 1802 by Edmund Ignatius Rice, a wealthy Catholic layman.

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Empower

We build future leaders who care about making this world a
better place to live.

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Engage

With countless number of events and activities, we train our students to excel in classroom and on field.

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Graduation

We instill our values in our boys and make sure they graduate as gentlemen.

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Awarding

The school is a renowned institute and strives to give an awarding educational experience.

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Our students are talented,passionate, hard-working and full of good ideas.

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  • 3 February All ISC Boarders to report back to Nainital
  • 6 February ISC Practical's begin
  • 20 February Residential Staff to return to campus
  • 24 February Staff seminar/ Orientation 9:00 a.m.- ALL STAFF
  • 25 February All boarders to report back by 03:00 p.m. Except Class 3 Boarders
  • 26 February Classes Resume except for Class 1 and Class 3 (Half-day)
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  • 2 March Holi- School Holiday
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  • 5 March Classes commence for Classes 1 & 3. (Half Day)
  • 19 March St.Joseph's Day
  • 27 March Easter Break check out at 12 noon.
  • 30 March Last examination for ICSE boys (Admission for Class XI Students begin.
  • 31 March ISC last examination.
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  • 1 April Easter Sunday
  • 2 April Boarders to report back by 4:30 p.m.
  • 3-17 April 1st Unit Test for Classes 1 to 12
  • 14 April Baisakhi & Ambedkar Jayanti
  • 16 April Investiture Ceremony
  • 18-27 April P.T. Practice Begins for all Classes/ Unit test Ends
  • 28 April Inaugeration of Athletics fort-night/ Parent Teacher Meeting for ALL Day Scholars (Classes 1 to 12) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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  • 1 May May Day Assembly
  • 5 May Edmund Rice Day (Founder's Day)- School Holiday
  • 19 May P.T Display at 9:a.m. Boarders go home from 1:00 p.m. (Summer Break)
  • 31 May Boarders to report back latest by 04:30 p.m
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  • 1 June Classes Resume for All- Full Day.
  • 2 June Submission of Optional Projects.
  • 25 June Submission of Geography Projects.
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  • 11 July Second Units Begin for Classes 1 to 5.
  • 11 July Half Yearly Exams Begin for Classes 6 to 12.
  • 21 July Second Units Ends for Classes 1 to 5.
  • 21 July Half Yearly Exams End for Classes 6 to 12.
  • 23 July Submission of History Projects.
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  • 15 August Independence Day
  • 22 August Eid-ul-Zuha-School Holiday
  • 25 August Parent Teacher Meeting for ALL. Boarders of Classes 3 to 12 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.-Compulsary followed by weekend break.
  • 26 August Rakshabandan. Boarders to report back by 4:30 p.m.
  • 31 August Projects to be handed to the respected teachers for class 9 to 12 (All that are left)
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  • 3 September Janamasthami
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  • 10 September Second Units Begin for Classes 6 to 12.
  • 20 September Second Units End for Classes 6 to 12.
  • 21 September Muharram
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  • 2 October Gandhi Jayanti- School Holiday
  • 8 October Parent Teacher Meeting for ALL Day Scholars (Classes 1 to 12) from 9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
  • 17 October Maha Navami
  • 19 October Dussehra- School Holiday
  • 23 October College Review Photographs
  • 24 October College Review Photographs
  • 24 October Submission of Hindi & Art Projects
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  • 3 November Art Exhibition (Classes 1 to 12).
  • 7 November Diwali -Holiday
  • 9 November Bhaiya Dooj- Holiday
  • 11 November Boarders report back latest by 4:30 p.m.
  • 13 November Final Exams begin for Classes 1 to 5
  • 19 November Final Exams begin for Classes 6 to 12
  • 22 November Final Exams end for Classes 1 to 5.(Boarders of Classes 3 to 5 to proceed for winter vacations from 12:00 noon)
  • 30 November Final Exams end for Classes 6 to 12.(Boarders of Classes 6 to 12 to proceed for Winter Break from 12:00 noon) Report Card Day for Classes 6 to 12- Day Scholars from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Winter vacations begin for Junior School Staff.
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  • 6 December Report Card Day for Classes 6 to 12- Day Scholars from 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Winter vacations begin for Senior School Staff from 12 noon.

Life of EDMUND RICE

1762

Year Born

1802

Opened First School

1820

Elected Superior General

1844

Year Died

"My Parents were a bit worried, as I come from another country, but from day one the staff & students were so warm, welcoming & engaging that I had no time to feel home sick."
"I suggest every parent who is reading this that they should send their child here.The boarding is very nice and the hostel facility is awesome."
"Sem has nurtured and groomed me to be the Sailor I am today!"
"There are so many facilities within the school, every season students are made to play a different game. The most preferable school, long live Sem."
"We have a huge dining hall & we get very tasty food and can eat as much as we want! I like to eat chicken and I also like to drink milk everyday."