My Dear Students, Parents and Well Wishers! Dated: 27/04/2022
A very warm Welcome to you all in new Session of 2022-23!
With much reservation and uncertainty we started the last academic session 2021-22, but God is faithful to answer the collective prayers that we have made and the session went off smoothly. I am proud to report that the overall passed percentage was 97.06%; my sincere thanks to all the people who have a hand in the development of Antioch School thus far.
By God’s grace, we are on the 18th year of service now, and every year the number of students has increased. We have approximately 430 plus students this year. Therefore, we have to enlarge our classrooms to accommodate more students. I am thankful to the parents for their trust in us. We are trying our best to commit to quality education using latest learning gadgets’ and infrastructure – mobile apps, smart class, online resources etc.
Our website is updated regularly and I am proud to share that our website is one of the most visited sites among many schools. Since the day we introduced Website Visitor Counter from May 5, 2021 till April 2022, we have a Record of more than 40,260 plus visitors. To authenticate our official documents from duplicity our various Certificates, Marksheetsetc has been QR Code embedded. We have also provided online fee payment for our student’s guardians for hassle free.
This year, we have taken up few initiatives to make the school child friendly campus by installing few play materials like – Circular Swing, Merry-Go-Round, Slides, Sea-saw and swings. Few indoor games for leisure and more outdoor materials will be installed soon and a Pentagon Prayer House has been constructed for anyone who would like to have quiet time with God anytime of the day.
Once again I would like to assure all our well-wishers that the school is trying its best to bring forward in greater height in every sphere of the student’s academic, physical and spiritual good health.
The humble journey of Antioch School started with a visionary seed sown by Rev. T. Kampu and Mrs. T. Hawiphal, the President and Principal of Asia Antioch Seminary, Guwahati. They had a calling to open a school here in Tripura among the Debbarma tribals. They were constantly in touch with Rev. LT Gangte to find a suitable site to start a school. Finally, I arrived in Tripura on the 4th December 2003 to begin the actual work. Upon my arrival at Abhicharan, MadhuChowdhury Para, West Tripura, I received a warm welcome from the villagers. I stayed at the rented house of Mrs. Mala Debbarma (Ama), for about five years then our family moved into the present campus. At first, our school location was the abandoned Veterinary sub-center office near the Abhicharan market. After all the physical arrangements were completed the school was ready to enroll students. It was on the 5th of January 2004 that we opened school admission for the first time. A total of 45 students enrolled for classes KG-1 and KG-II in 2004 session. Classes began on the 27th of January 2004. While the classes were going on well under the mud-walled house, construction of the school building had also started at the present campus. The ground-breaking was done on 11th February 2004. Two years later the main building was grandly inaugurated on May 31, 2006, by ShriJitendraChoudhury, honourable Tribal Welfare Minister then and former Member of Parliament from Tripura. Starting with 45 students, today after more than seventeen years we have a total of 417 students (2021) with 16 teaching staff and 7 non-teaching staff. The school has Classes from Nursery to Class VIII. The school is recognized by the government of Tripura, Education Department as secondary stage since 2012. The school follows CBSE pattern of Curriculum and Evaluation system. Lastly, the school has many prospects for development in all areas as an institution. We are looking forward to achieving our goal gradually.