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Cathedral & John Connon School

Cathedral & John Connon School

Mumbai ,400001

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About School : Cathedral & John Connon School

The Cathedral & John Connon School is a co-educational, private school founded in 1860 and located in Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra.[1] A Hindustan Times report of 2013 named it as the top school offering ICSE and ISC in India. It now offers the IBDP programme, as well.[2] The most prestigious and exclusive school in India, its alumni boasts the who's who of India's elite and business families. Students belong to wealthy families in the country and admission is preferred to children of ex-students. It has been ranked in the lists of best day schools in Asia as well. It is one of the oldest British founded schools in India. It has a variety of options for students to grow as people and induviduals. History In 1860 Bishop Harding and the Cathedral Chaplain opened a grammar school within the walled city of Bombay which, along with a smaller establishment for girls, were the first of many strands that have joined to form the Cathedral and John Connon School.[3][4] A Choir School, established with the objective of providing choristers for the St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, the first Anglican Church in Mumbai was founded in October 1875. Meanwhile, the Bombay Scottish Education Society was founded in 1866. The society put up a building on the Esplanade, and named it for John Connon (then Chief Registrar of Bombay). In 1878 a high school in Byculla, set up by the Bombay Diocesan Society, was merged with the Choir School to form the Cathedral High School. The present Senior School building, a blend of Indian and Gothic architecture, was erected in 1896. A girls' school had been started in 1880. In 1922, in a public meeting held at the Town Hall, the present Asiatic Society of Bombay library, a suggestion was put forward by the principal of the Cathedral Boys' School for the Cathedral Schools and the Scottish School to work together, instead of competing, and thus the Anglo-Scottish Education Society was conceived. The schools were re-organized into the Cathedral Boys' School, the Cathedral Girls' School, and the John Connon School. In the 1960s co-education was still viewed with trepidation, and when in 1965, the principal, the Rev. Ridding, stated that the only way to solve the financial and logistical problems of the school was to make it co-educational, some people felt so strongly about it that they went to court to thwart the school's plans. Justice Lentin, a man famous for his courageous judgments, pronounced that the school had every right to merge if it so desired. The merger proceeded smoothly. Today the old boys' school is the Senior School; the old girls' school is the Middle School; and the John Connon School is the Junior School. The Infant School, located at Malabar Hill, was set up in 1965.[5] The Senior School also serves as the main administrative office for all the sections of the school. Academics and curriculum The Cathedral & John Connon School is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations[6] (CISCE), and its students appear for the Council's ISC, IB (Grade 12) and ICSE (Grade 10) examinations. English is the medium of instruction. Hindi is taught as a second language and Marathi or Sanskrit are taught as third languages. The school's students have performed well at the ICSE and ISC examinations and the school has maintained a 100% pass-rate.[citation needed] College Board's Advanced Placement program has been conducted in the school since June, 2004. Talented students, who would otherwise be uninterested in a mainstream classroom, are offered the chance to pursue accelerated learning (college-level) courses in subjects including English, Calculus (AB and BC), Physics, Biology, Computers, World History, Chemistry and Economics.[7] The school is the only AP Examination Center in Western India. For the ISC course (consisting of grades 11 and 12) the school divided its student body into three streams: Commerce, Science, and the Humanities. However, as of 2008 this is no longer required and students now have the option of either choosing a particular stream or choosing subjects from different streams. Students achieving distinctions (above 80% per term in Senior School) throughout the year become eligible for the Honours Prize for that year. Those who achieve fifteen points on a complicated scoring system, at any time after Grade 8, are awarded the Scholar's Badge. There are rarely more than three recipients in any given year.[4] Cathedral Model United Nations (Symposium) The Cathedral Model United Nations is run entirely by the school's student body over a period of three days, where students assume the roles of delegates representing countries. They form committees and debate on topics of global importance.[8] From a start in 1996 - the first CMUN had only one committee (Asia and Pacific Council), it has grown into an event with over 700 delegates attending.[9] CMUN 2007 was the first to have delegates from outside Mumbai. Schools like Mayo College, La Martiniere Calcutta, Doon School, and others attended the conference. 2011 featured the first international delegates from Rato Bangala School from Nepal and Aitchinson College, Pakistan. It is a highly selective invitation only event held at the Trident, Nariman Point. The fact that sets it apart from other conferences is that it is a student run event. The school has a notable policy of minimal interference which contributes to its appeal. House system There are four houses in the school - Barham, Palmer, Savage and Wilson - named after Canon Barham, Bishop Palmer, Arthur Savage and Percival Wilson, the founders of the joint venture of the Cathedral School and the John Connon School. The House System serves as the center of school life, with students from the houses competing at sports, games and other co-curricular activities, primarily divided into 2 categories- Cultural and Sports which include a plethora of activities. There was also another house, that was apparently brown in color, that was later disbanded and students were distributed amongst the houses available since it made more sense to have four houses in order to keep competitions easier.[10] School choir and band The school choir dates back to the time when the school had its genesis as a choir school providing choristers to the St. Thomas' Cathedral. The Founders' Day Service and the Christmas Carol Service are the two most important events for the Choir. The choir's repertoire includes hymns, sacred classics, as well as secular music. A school band is formed from the students. Tryouts for the school band are held once a year. The band plays rock-and-roll inspired music. It performs at the School Music festival, and at music festivals held across schools and colleges in Mumbai.

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  1. Teachers for Senior Classes to teach English, Mathematics, Accounts & Commerce, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  2. Special Educators for Mathematics, English and Hindi for Middle and Senior School students.
  3. Class Teachers for Junior School to teach Mathematics, English and Environmental Studies
  4. Librarians for Middle and Junior School.

Candidates applying to teach in the Senior Section must possess a post graduate degree in their subjects from a reputed university and for the Middle and Junior School, candidates must be graduates from a reputed university.  All candidates should have studied in an ICSE school, have a B.Ed. degree and have a strong command of the English language. Candidates with a minimum of 7 to 10 years teaching experience at the Senior level will be preferred.

 Please send your applications to [email protected] or by post to the following address:

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Cathedral & John Connon School

6, Purshottamdas Marg,

Fort, Mumbai 400 001.

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Cathedral & John Connon School is a English medium school located in Mumbai. The foundation stone for the school was laid in 1860.

It is administered as a Co ed school . School is affiliated with ICSE. It comes under Mumbai Ii district of Mumbai. School is Co-Ed school.

School imparts education for Primary with upper primary and secondary and higher secondary(1-12). Total strength of students is Login to View . Lowest grade being 1 grade Highest grade being 12 grade .


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    Selection Process

    You will be informed via sms of the status of your application
    Please DO NOT Disturb the School authorities in regard to the status of your child’s application form.

    Dates for the collection of fees:

    5th June to 10th June 2015


    10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

    2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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    Parents seeking admission for their children To The Lower First 2020 Batch are required to fill the form online. 

    Please Take Note Of The Following Points: 

    · Children are to be registered only after completion of one year of age.  Please note that Parents need to register within 10 days of the child completing a year.

    · Only the parents of the child seeking admission are permitted to complete the registration formalities. 

    · Registration Timings - 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (MONDAY - FRIDAY) 

    · Venue – The Cathedral & John Connon School, 6, Purshottamdas Thakurdas Marg, Mumbai - 400001. 

    After completing the online form, parents are requested to visit the School at the above address not later than 5 working days after filling in the form.

    Parents are requested to carry the following documents with them to the School to complete the registration formalities.

    The Following Documents Are Required: 

    · The original Birth Certificate and a photocopy of the same. 

    · A local cheque of Rs. 2000/- favouring "The Anglo Scottish Education Society". 

    · If the parent/parents are ex-students, kindly submit a photocopy of the school leaving certificate. 

    · Christians must submit a photocopy of the child's baptism certificate. 

    · Foreign Nationals need to submit documentary evidence.

    · 1 (recent) stamp size photograph each of the child and parents. Please ensure that the photographs are  pasted on the space provided in the form.

    Please take a copy of the duly completed Registration form printed on both sides of a Legal-size paper only. Registration forms printed on any other size paper will not be accepted.

    Please also take a copy of the Acknowledgement and carry the same with you. 

    Click here to fill the online form


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Principal ?Meera Isaacs has been associated with this Cathedral & John Connon School .

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It would be no exaggeration to say that our 156-year-old-school has built a reputation that is synonymous with excellence.It endeavours to provide an environment that encourages growth, fosters creativity, exploration and discovery; where children can find magic in the mundane, enjoy the gift of robust laughter, broaden their intellectual, physical and emotional horizons and build a strong sense of integrity, compassion and generosity of spirit. School life must be a quest for meaning that goes far beyond the limitations of conventional curricula, text books and standardised examinations, so that when our pupils leave us they are secure in their abilities, strong in their principles and confident to face challenge.

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