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St Mary’s School Belagavi turns 165 soon

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St. Mary’s School Belagavi is situated in the heart of the city at the end of the Cantonment limits. 

St.Mary’s School Belgaum
St.Mary’s School Belgaum then

Established in 1852 mainly for the children of the British soldiers with only 4 pupils, then in 1947 for the Anglo- Indians and in 1958 for purely Resident Indian. St. Mary’s has seen a glorious past of 165 years in history, carving a niche for itself in Belgaum city and North Karnataka. The school now houses about 2,300 odd students studying in 2016.

It is a religious minority Institution, the motto being ‘Serve God in Man’. We have children from all religious back grounds and all stratas of society.

To mark the beginning of celebration of 165 years a Rally will be flagged off on 13th November 2016 at 8.00 am

Late. Rev.A.V.Rubdi the parish priest of St. Mary’s Church Belagavi restarted the school on 9th June 1958 with just 4 children, he was also the Principal of the school at that time. Today the school has 2394 children and is a leading school in North Karnataka affiliated to the state board.

St.Mary’s School BelgaumMiss Lydia Acton, Miss Devshikhamani, Mr G.D.David were the former Principals and Mr.P.A Karakat, Ms S.A.Rubdi Mr.P.P.Alvaris were the incharge Headmasters, and from the year 2003 to the current, Ms Jasmin Rubdi is the Principal of the school.

The first batch of SSLC students passed in the year 1969.

A special mention is to be made regarding the life line of the school which is the school ‘open well’, which provides potable water during all seasons, it never runs dry , It is a great blessing to maintain the green environment of the school.

12 thoughts on “St Mary’s School Belagavi turns 165 soon”

    • Hi , I studied in St Maries HS till 1975. Do you know anyone from that time? Ujjawala ( Ministers daughter) Suparna Shandbag, Supriya, Monica Francis were some of my classmates.

  1. Gr8 School,,,
    I remember even today as am an ex student during 80’s :
    -> No Donations for Poor students
    -> Payment of Monthly fees was relaxed upto 5 months.
    -> Good Environment & friends irrespective Rich or Poor, Any Religion/caste,
    -> and many mooooore
    I wish a Great Success for the School & Management

  2. Rajendra Chougule batch of 1978. Principal was Mr. David.when we were in ssc Ms. Jasmine was Biology teacher. Miss school days. I wish great success in near future.

    • Mr. David became the Princi when i was in school too. Remember Ms Musafar? She was my class teacher in 3rd or 4th standard.

  3. I am a Ex student of this school in the year 1977.David was the principal and jasmine was biology teacher.I always remember premaratnam sir always joking and same time rem pawar sir nayak teacher and pramila ,prabakar sir.Iwish all the best for its success.Hats off to st mary”s.

  4. I am an ex student of St. Mary’s High school Belgaum and passed SSLC from this school in 1975. At present I am principal Scientist at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru. Madam Shikhamani was the principal then. I was taught by David sir, Prem Ratnam sir, Rajshekar madam, Johnson madam. During 1974 and 1975, I was the only girl student in the class. My class mates were Rajesh Pillai, Satish Shevade, Shankar Gowda

  5. I am ex student of this school and passed SSLC from this school in 1980, I remember all the teachers since my 1st Std. to name a few, Shaikh Madam, Pramila Madam, Dsouza Sir, Prem Ratnam Sir, Pawar Sir, Mr, David Sir was our Principal, and Jasmine Madam used to teach us Biology and also used to teach Red cross to us ( Medical First aid course) My classmates were Milind Gokarana, Nagesh Shirali and others. I also remember the ” One slap across your face and you will know what it is ” the words of Dsouza sir when we misbehaved or didn’t do our home work. Sure this school will always always succeed in future too.

  6. I am a recent passout student from the St. Marys in 2021……
    Great Memories, Great Teacher and specially Great principal Jasmine Rubdi mam..
    One of the best and top students on the school


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