Sri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, the founder of Canara Girl’s School was inspired by Dr.Karve’s concern for women. To uplift them he launched this School in 1894. At first it led to protest as many people opposed to the education of girls. But a few far sighted persons supported him and he delt the task with determination and perseverance. The opposition gradually weakened and the housewives soon began to support Sri.Subba Rao Pai. Every housewife put aside a handful of rice every day, while taking it out from the granary for daily use. Weekly the contents of the rice bags were taken away and the rice thus collected was sold. It is on record that the collections of the Mushti Fund came to around Rs.160/- a month. This daily sacrifice with which was raised the Mushti Fund sustained the school during those years. That early sacrifice continues to sustain the school to this day.
Profile of Smt. K.C.Leelavathi, M.Sc. B.Ed
After completing her education, she took up teaching Canara High School (Main) in 1976 as a Biology teacher. A very talented person having an innate interest in music, drama, fancy dress and social service, she got recognition from All India Radio Mangalore as they approved her as B grade theatre artist in 1995. For her outstanding service as Supervisor during 1991 census of India, the President of India has conferred upon her the 1991 Census Silver Medal. In Dec. 1999 she got transferred to Canara Girls’ High school. And in 2002-03 she was promoted as Headmistress. Under her tutelage the school secured 100% in S.S.L.C. examination in 2003-04. Her achievements were rewarded when she got ‘Best Teacher Award’ at the District Level in 2005. She has also received the “Rashtriya Vidya Saraswathi Puraskar” from Dr. Bishma Narain Singh former Governor of Tamil Nadu at Delhi on 24-11-2009 which was awarded by International Institute of Education and Management, Delhi.
Facilities provided at our school
• Dedicated, highly qualified and experienced faculty
• Well constructed school building with spacious classrooms.
• Vast playground and garden
• Well-stocked library with over 10,000 books and journals
• Indoor and outdoor games and other sports facilities
• Auditorium for Yoga / seminars / workshops
• Wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities for all-round personality development of students
• State-of-the-art laboratory with attached classroom and LCD projector
• Extracurricular activities through various committees and clubs like science club, eco club, literary club, Konkani club etc.
• Round the year value education through lectures, seminars, workshops for students and teachers
• Scholarships and prizes to meritorious students
• Fee concession, provision of uniform, books and mid-day meal to economically backward students
• A food processing unit which provides vegetable puffs, cakes and other snacks to students as well as teaches them to prepare those items
• A fashion designing unit conducts classes for interested students and ladies (external)
Awards and Citations won in the past few years
• The school secured 100% in S.S.L.C Examination during 2003-04
• Headmistress Smt. K.C.Leelavathi awarded “Best Teacher Award” in the District Level during the year 2005-06
• The school has successfully undertaken the Global School Partnership and International School Award projects sponsored by the British Council
• Result of the S.S.L.C. Examination in the past few years is about 98%
• Smt. Gowri Bhat had been the special invitee for the programme of V4 media channel held in view of ‘Teachers Day’ in 2007
• Smt. Sharada Kamath, Hindi Pandith bagged 3rd rank in M.A (Hindi)
• Smt. Rachana R Kamath secured 3rd place in the Music competition at the state level held by the education department
• Kum. Sarika secured X rank in M.A. (History)
• As Team Manager Mrs.Subhashini led the students to Kolkatta to participate in Athletic Meet in the year 2007-08
• Mrs. Aruna Kumari C. led the students to Hyderabad for the 54th National Chess competition in February 2009.
• Kum. Reshma N of IX std has bagged 1st Place in the Rangoli Competition at the State Level conducted by ‘ Prathibha Karanji’ 2007-08
• Kum. Disha Amrith of IX std participated in the Republic Day Parade representing 18 Karnataka Battalion Troop
• Kum. Sandhya S, Kum Deepthi S Rao of X std , Kum. Dhanyashree of IX std and U Mangala Nayak of VI have participated in the State Level Essay and Drawing Competition held by Sri Amrithanandamayi Institution and have bagged I,III and Consolation prizes
• Kum. U Mangala Nayak of VI std bagged the 3rd place at the State Level Drawing Competition ‘Chiguru 2008’ conducted by Chakrapani School of Arts
• Kum. Shalmali Ghate of IX std had been the special invitee for the programme of V4 Media Channel held in the view of ‘Childrens Day’ in the year 2007
• In 2000, “Karnataka State S.S.L.C. Examination Board” awarded a “Certificate of Merit” which recognizing the school as one of the best schools in the district
• 100% Percent Result achieved in the year 2003-2004. For this achievement the school was awarded a grant of Rs. 2,00,000/- from “Oscar Fernandes Fund” sanctioned by the Central Government for school improvement
• Won the “Best School in National Level” award in the International Science Talent Examination conducted by Putani Vijnana Chitradurga.
• Three Std. X students in 2007-08 were successful in the NTSE conducted by the D.S.E.R.T in the District Level
• In the “Scouts and Guides Movement” about 8 girls secured Rasthtrapathi Puraskar and about 20 girls secured Rajya Puraskar in the past years
Special Achievements of the School
British Council, a United Kingdom’s Organization creates cultural and educational opportunities all over the World. It offers many projects every year. Among those Canara Girls’ High School had taken up two major projects. (a) Global School Partnership and (b) International School Award. Both projects were carried out successfully.
The school partnership was established between Litchard Junior School of Bridgend, Wales, and Canara Girls’ High School, Mangalore, India. Mrs. Sarah Howells and Mrs. Meera Krishna were the Co-cordinators from the two schools. The three teachers Mr. Terry Williams (Head Teacher), Mrs. Sarah Howells and Mrs. Debbie Simmons visited Canara Girls’ High School in the month of February 2009 and stayed for one week and studied various aspects of education and environment. Consequently Mrs. K.C. Leelavathi (Headmistress of Canara Girls’ High School) and Mrs. Meera Krishna visited Wales (UK) in the month of May 2009 and studied various aspects of education, culture, social, climate and lifestyle. The Trip was sponsored by British Council. The projects jointly done by both the schools are :
• Control of pollution in and around the school
• Waste Management in and around the school
• Cultural differences between two countries
• Study of Climatic differences in two countries
In 2009 November Canara Girls’ High School and Canara English Higher Primary School bagged International School Award. Twelve projects were jointly prepared by both the schools among which five projects were from Canara Girls’ High School.
The Five projects are as follows:
• Tribes of South India in comparison with tribes of America
• Banking in comparison with Islamic Countries
• New Year celebration in India and Japan, Thailand, China
• Endangered species of India in comparison with the world