St Mary’s School Prospectus 2021-22


St. Mary’s Cathedral Hr. Sec. School


  1. Introduction

St. Mary’s Cathedral Higher Secondary School is a Catholic Educational Institution, which is an offshoot of a vision by the Diocese of Kohima conceived in 1991, in preferring quality education in the area. Established and run by the Catholic Diocese of Kohima for which the Bishop is the head, it will strive at integral formation of students according to the values of the Gospel.


Being a minority institution, the main purpose of the institution is to offer help to students to know the tenets of their faith, to offer opportunities for the celebration of its spiritual life and to encourage the moral practices of their religious faith in the daily life. It will however in a sense of universal love and respect, extend the service to all others to the extent possible.


  1. Aims and objectives

The institution aims at the all-round formation of the human person in his/her pursuit of his/her ultimate end and of the good of the community to which he/she belongs. The focus is on bringing up caring and confident youngsters who will uphold moral and spiritual values and eventually take their place as productive, responsible members of society.


Believing that education is a powerful agent of social transformation, we impart sound education by cultivating in the pupil’s habits of piety, virtue, self-reliance and discipline while they go through their studies. Hence particular attention is given to quality plan, continual evaluation and improvement by formulating innovative-techniques to meet the requirements of the global scenario.


To acquire a positive attitude to life and patterns of behaviour required to live in harmony with other individuals and with nature.

To develop the total personality and help the child to be anchored in the cultural heritage of our state and the nation.

To skill the students in adapting jobs with the latest technology


III.   Vision of the school

To bring confirmatory changes in the society by making the students sincere, efficient and productive citizens through value oriented and quality education in a Christian atmosphere.


  1. Core values

Trust in God , Truth and Service Discipline,  Sincerity Self-Confidence and Self-esteem.



  1. Facilities and faculties

The school has well qualified faculties and we offer the following facilities for the benefits of the students.

– Library, STEM Learning,                                                  – Remedial Teaching – L/T-Method

– Counselling and Guidance                                                – Audio Visual Room

– Life Skill Education                                                          – Leadership Camps

– Online Exams, Online Classes, Online payments             – Public Speaking

– Infirmary with medical service                            – Educational Tours, Picnics etc.

– Value Education Programme                               – Physics Lab, Social-Science Lab,

– Robotic Lab, Chemistry lab, Biology lab,           – Digital Lab, Language Lab

– Computer Courses ( Software and Hardware)     – Digital Classroom systems

– School App with Animated text books                – Web site, ERP

– Group Mentors                                                     – Kindergarten play room

– Video Editing and DTP                                       – Video Documentary Developing

– Career Guidance                                                  – Music Learning, Music Band

– Rest Rooms with WCs.                                          – NCC, Students’ Parliament

– Sports and Athletics                                             – Cricket Training for Boys and Girls


  1. Morning Assembly

LKG – III        – All Days

IV-XII             – Monday, Wednesday and Friday


VII.   Curriculum

The School follows the curriculum and syllabus of the NBSE (We offer not syllabus-oriented but skill-oriented educational system by giving priority to science and technology). The medium of Instruction is English. The school follows the co-educational system.

At the Secondary level we offer FIT, Environmental Education, Home Science, Bookkeeping & Accountancy and Agriculture as vocational subjects (sixth subject).



  1. Compulsory
  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


  1. Elective (any two):
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Informatics Practices (Computer Languages)
  • Alternative English


III. Internally Assessed Subjects:

  • Environmental Education
  • Work and Art Education
  • Physical and Health Education


  1. Additional subject:

A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an Elective with


Note: (1) Students cannot opt Computer Science and Informatics Practices subjects together:

(2) A candidate can also offer an additional subject from the given elective subjects but

subject to fulfilment of the condition laid down in note no. 1 above


  2. Compulsory:
  • English


  1. Elective (any four):
  • History
  • Political science
  • English
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Informatics Practices (Computer Language)

III. Internally Assessed Subjects:

  • Environmental Education
  • Work and Art Education
  • Physical and Health Education


  1. Additional subject:

A subject given in serial no. II (Elective) which is not opted as an Elective with conditions.


Note: (1) Students cannot opt the following subjects together:

(a) Education and Psychology

(b) Computer Science and Informatics Practices.

(2) A candidate can also offer an additional subject from the given elective subjects but subject to fulfilment of the condition laid down in note no. 1 above


VIII. Admission

  1. Top 20 students of HSLC will be given free admission to class 11.       Every candidate for admission must be introduced in person by parents or guardian. Pupils coming with TC from other schools may be submitted to a test and admitted to the class for which he/she is found fit and if there is vacancy.
  2. Admission is restricted by certain policies of the management and by conditions of age, ability, and conduct. Special consideration in matter of admission is given to the students of Catholic community.
  3. The fees once paid will not be refunded even if the pupil for any reason shall leave the school immediately.
  4. The school authority reserves the right to refuse admission to a pupil without assigning the reason.
  5. If a pupil comes from a school outside Nagaland, the TC must be countersigned by the Inspector of Schools of the state from where the pupil comes.
  6. No school leaving certificate will be issued unless applied by the parent/guardian for in writing after all the dues have been cleared.
  7. The candidates can book the admission by clicking this link or email to



  1. Attendance
  2. 90% attendance in a class is required for promotion to the next higher class.
  3. Those who do not report to class for one week after the vacation will have their names struck off the rolls.
  4. No student shall be absent from class without sufficient reason. Parents/Guardians must clearly state the reason for the absence in the Leave Record of the School Diary.
  5. Students are not allowed to go out of the campus during school hours, including recess time. In case of emergency the student should get the Gate Pass from the office.
  6. Those who absent themselves without prior permission shall not enter the class without the Principal’s permission. Unauthorized absence for more than 10 days will lead to removal from the rolls. Absentees should bring a leave letter entered in the leave record and absentees of more than two days should bring Parent/Guardian to the school office.
  7. Students suffering from contagious diseases will not be permitted to attend the school. In case of serious illness, the Principal must be informed within 3 days and a Doctor’s certificate submitted.
  8. Students of Secondary and Higher Secondary level will have special classes as desired by the subject teacher. Attendance is compulsory.


  1. Examinations and promotions
  2. The school conducts the internal tests, terms and annual examinations. Report of the examination will be sent to the parents through the School App and they are requested to examine the progress of the child in time.
  3. Every student will go through both Online (E-exam) and Offline (Written) Exams. Students who fail in paying the fees on time will not get the links for the online exams and will not get hall tickets for the Terminal Exams.

3        Pupils, who absent themselves from examination, except for grave reason, will be considered as having failed in the examination.

  1. Promotion shall be made to the next higher class on the basis of pupil’s total performance as assessed by periodical tests and final examinations. It is, therefore, very essential to appear in all the examinations. Promotion will depend on the year’s work, and the final decision depends entirely on the Principal’s direction.
  2. The annual examination marks will be entered in the Progress Report. No re-examination will be conducted in any subject. The results once declared are final and cannot be reconsidered.
  3. Use of unfair means in any examinations will result in cancellation of the entire result and attract disciplinary action.



XII.     Library

  1. The school has a well-stocked library consisting of books, C.Ds and periodicals in all the subjects.
  2. Books from the school library will be issued to students only during the long recess, on the day fixed for each class.
  3. Books for reference can be obtained from the librarian during the library hours. The books cannot be taken out of the library.
  4. Perfect silence and order must be maintained in the library.
  5. Periodicals and newspapers should not be taken out of the reading room.
  6. Bar coded I.D. Cards should be used by the students to borrow or to return the books.
  7. All the books before they are taken out of the library must be entered in the library issue Register.
  8. Books are issued only for the use of the borrower hence he/she may not exchange them with or lend them to others.
  9. Books must be examined by the borrower before he/she leaves the library and must point out to the librarian if any damage observed or else he/she may be held responsible for it.
  10. Books may not be kept for more than a week. They may, however, be extended for another week, provided the book is overdue.
  11. In case of damage or loss of a book, the student will have to make good the loss or damage as assessed by the librarian. In the event of one volume of a set being lost, the whole set will have to be replaced.
  12. All the library books must be returned before the terminal or Final Examination, failing which pupil may be debarred from the examination.
  13. No outside pen-drives are allowed in the laptops of the digital library


XVIII. Co-scholastic activities

Co-curricular activities are of paramount importance in the development of a whole personality. The school promotes and preserves the basic culture of our society by providing opportunities for the cultural dances and folksongs.

The school fosters a high degree of competency in several co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as sports and games, Scouts and Guides, NCC, Taekwondo, Celebration of National days, Parents Day, Children’s Day, School Annual Day, Teachers’ Day, Drawing Competitions, Essay Competitions, Debates, SUPW, Video documentary making, Computer assembling,  Computer Applications, etc. Literary associations and various clubs afford an outlet for the child’s energy and enthusiasm, and other opportunities for the development of individual talents.


XIX. Club activities

As the school aims at the total developments of students, a harmonious growth of body, mind and soul, all the students from middle class upwards will be opting different clubs of their interests to attain this goal,

The choices of the clubs are :

  1. Sports Club 6.  NCC
  2. Science Club 7.  Heritage Club
  3. Arts Club 8.  Charity Club
  4. Eco-Club 9.  English Club
  5. Music Club 10. Multimedia Club


  1. House system

To develop competitive spirit among the students and to develop their leadership qualities all the students are divided into 4 houses.

  1. Red – House                                                  3.  Blue – House
  2. Green – House                                               4.  Yellow – House