St. Karen’s Primary School is a unit of St. Karen’s Nursery School. The Patron Saint
of the school is St. Katherine of Siena. Her feast day is on the 29th of April.
St. Karen’s Nursery School was founded in the year 1965 by renowned educationist
Mr. D P Galstaun & his wife Mrs. L.B. Galstaun.
Our Vision at St. Karen’s is to instill in our students a strong sense of self-belief
and confidence and empower them to positively contribute to society and become active
and responsible citizens of the country.We strive to inculcate the basic human qualities
such as respect, compassion, justice and integrity with a solid foundation of discipline
and honesty that lead to a strong character.
Through our curriculum we endeavour to teach them ‘Values that are Valued Forever’
and to ‘Shine to Outshine’ with the true Karenite Spirit.The extraordinary pioneering
spirit and distinctive charisma of its founder Mr. D. P. Galstaun and his wife Mrs.
L. B. Galstaun, were underpinned by their fundamental principles of an unfailing
faith in God, truth, justice and upholding the dignity of the child; core values
which guide and shape their vision and educational philosophy.At the root of it
all, the founders have maintained their abiding aim – to educate, empower and motivate
all the students to grow into confident, conscientious and compassionate human beings.
Their exemplary perseverance, hard work and belief in themselves led to the derivation
of the School’s Motto “LABOUR REAPS REWARD’. The school’s motto continues to be
the guiding principle that defines every Karenite. We strive to achieve the following
aims and objectives;
- To improve our students as Readers, Writers, Thinkers and Speakers in all subjects.
- To develop a sense of community service in school life.
- To train our young minds with the basics, laying a strong foundation for a lifetime
to learning and personal development.
- To foster intellectual & emotional skills.
- To develop physical and artistic talents.
- To make our children ‘COMPLETE’ and sound individuals in their own right.
At St. Karen's we bestow the following LEARNING GIFTS on our students to realise
our Educational goals.
K - Knowledge of Life to choose wisely, understand compassionately and feel deeply
as they journey through life.
A - Altitude in Attitude Developing the right attitude to face life's challenges
with strength in one's abilities and convictions.
R - Recognition of Talents By exploring and challenging one's self, innate talents
surface leading to positive self-esteem.
E - Empowering Education facilitated by active learning, enabling responsible decision
making and linking academic knowledge to real life situation.
N - Nurturing Environment Much more than just the building, the educators of our
school nurture and care for the holistic development of the student.
S - Sense of Values / Social Sensitivity Imparting of core values that promote respect,
honesty, co-operation, fairness and kindness.