About Us

The purposes of the Assembly of God Church School are to provide a high standard of education under Christian leadership of The Assembly of God Church for Christian children and children of all communities, recognizing and maintaining that the guiding principle of the governing character and discipline of the School shall be based on Christian teaching.

The School shall, at the discretion of the Board of Management, and as it is able, endeavor to make education available to those children whose parents cannot otherwise afford to send them to School.

For selection of students this is the motive of the school – that all under-privileged children shall always have the preference of admission and assistance.

1964

Established

2473

Students Studying

40

Years of Teaching Experience

Vision Statement

To enable every child entrusted to our care to reach their full potential as image-bearers of our Creator-God and responsible nation-builders

Mission Statement

The Assembly of God Church School strives to provide every student with a well-rounded education that includes the development of academic excellence, moral values, social awareness , essential life skills and a healthy life-style.

HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL

“Building a better India by building better boys and girls.” – Rev. (Dr). D. Mark Buntain

In 1963 the late Rev. (Dr.) D. Mark Buntain saw the need to provide a good education to the many children who did not have any school to attend.

The Assembly of God Church School, Kolkata, opened its doors on 20th January 1964 with 230 students and 16 teaching staff. Mr. James Elloy, the then Deputy Secretary of Education, presided at the opening ceremony.

In the beginning there was only the front portion of the school building at Royd Street on a site formerly used for grazing cattle. At the back was an aluminium Quonset hut used as a nursery class.

From June 1986, the Secondary School and Junior College sections were housed at the Buntain Education Centre 125/1, Park Street while the Junior School Section (Nursery – Class VI) remained at 18/1, Royd Street, Kolkata – 16.

A small green van was once used to transport the students, but today the school fleet comprises five large buses and two mini-buses.

When the School was opened in 1964 the children were provided with biscuits and milk and the programme continues till date.

The School was first recognised as a private Primary School in 1965, as a Middle School in 1967, as a Junior High School in 1969 and then as a High School in 1970 by the Department of Education, West Bengal. Soon after, the School received affiliation to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi and sent up its first batch of 35 students for the ISC Examination in 1970.

Mrs. G. D. Shaw and Mrs. H. Buntain also served as Principals to fill in when the need arose.

A Special Unit for children with Dyslexia and other learning disabilities was opened in September 1992. This caters in a small way to special needs of these children and attempts to help them rejoin the mainstream of education.

The Senior School also includes the National Open School Section which enrolls students for the Bridge / Foundation, Secondary and Senior Secondary courses. This was begun in 1993 and granted affiliation by the National Open School, New Delhi in 1994

The Assembly of God Church Educational Programme in West Bengal now comprises 18 Educational Institutions and Training Colleges.

Principals/Heads

Mrs. G. D. Shaw (Founder Principal)  : 1964 — 1973

Rev. Dr. Ronald Shaw                              : 1973 — 1978

Mr. A. K. Malvea                                       : 1979 — 1987

Rev. Dr. A. S. Raj                                      : 1987 — 1988

Miss V. C. Subaiya                                   : 1988 — 1991

Mr. L. W. Hartnett                                  : 1991 — 2002

Miss A. Kurian                                        : 2002 —2010

Mr. V. Singh                                            : 2010 —2018

Mr. L. Chellappa                                    : 2018—

Recognition

The Assembly of God Church School is a Minority Institution and organized by The Assembly of God Church which is a registered Society under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. It is recognized by the Department of Education, Government of West Bengal and is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The School is co-educational.

Public Examinations

The School prepares its children mainly for the I.C.S.E. and I.S.C. Examinations of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The School has also been granted accreditation by the National Open School, New Delhi for the opening of a study Centre from May 1994 Foundation, Secondary and Senior Secondary Examinations. The first batches were examined in November 1994 and May 1995.

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