From the Principal's Desk

‘Perseverance’, a unique virtue, though indispensable for the success of any achievement, remains ignored by most of us. It is this virtue that has been adopted by the Founder and Chairman as the motto of our school. This virtue has always been inspiring us during the course of our life, especially during adversities, always reminding us to - ‘Never Quit.’

Principle of Himalayan English SchoolBack in 15th of September, 1974, a young couple, Mr Narendra Pakhrin and Mrs. Rukmani Pakhrin, ventured to devote their lives for the noble cause of educating the tiny-tots of economically less privileged class in Siliguri. They rented a house in what is now called Iskcon Road and began to spread the light of knowledge within the humble residence. This served as the beginning towards founding this school. In the initial stage there were about 15 children, seven of them resided in the rented hostel along with the Pakhrin Family. In due course the school flourished with students from all walks of life passed out batch after batch. Thereafter, in 1999, the school got provisionally affiliated to the CISCE, New Delhi. The first batch of the ICSE [X] candidates appeared in 2001 and the school got its permanent affiliation in 2003 and also got the permission to conduct ISC [XII] courses in Commerce and Humanities streams. The first batch of ISC [XII] appeared in 2006.

Without taking the first step, one cannot think of winning a race. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Himalayan English School was one of the first English medium schools in its truest sense in Siliguri that helped children strive towards globalisation and become pillars to our society and nation vis-à-vis the growing European and other Western countries in the day. It was also only the fifth school in Siliguri to be affiliated to the Council of CISCE, New Delhi. Our teaching staff includes some of the best names in town who have time and again proved their mettle in imparting quality education to those knocking at our doors.

The school this year will celebrate its 40th year in existence and I am confident that in many more years to come, we will imbibe the best of values in our children and help them grow personally and professionally to be adept at facing innumerable and inevitable challenges they will come across without fear or panic but with confidence and conviction that each challenge brings out the best in a person making them stronger and wiser.

Lastly, I would like to gladly announce that an enthusiastic ‘Editorial Squad’ has been recently formed in the school who are keenly interested in penning their ideas for the inaugural edition of our school magazine which will be published later this year. I wish these young students grand success in their maiden venture.

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