Education For Peace, Progress And Prosperity

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School Office
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Headmaster office:
9:30 to 12:30 pm



STUD Y HOUR 9:20 to 9:30
ASSEMBLY 9:30 to 9:50
1ST Period 9:50 to 10:30
2nd Period 10:30 to 11:10
SHORT BREAK 11:10 to 11:20
3rd Period 11:20 to 12:00
4th Period 12:00 to 12:40
LUNCH BREAK 12:40 to 1:20
5th Period 1:20 to 2:00
6th Period 2:00 to 2:40
SHORT BREAK 2:40 to 2:50
7th Period 2:50 to 3:30
8th Period 3:30 to 4:10


ARRIVAL 8:45 am
ASSEMBLY & Mass P.T. 9:00 to 10:00 am
1st Period 10:05 to 10:45
2nd Period 10:45 to 11:25
SHORT BREAK 11:25 to 11:35
3rd Period 11:35 to 12:15
4th Period 12:15 to 12:45

About Us

Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya - Christian Minority Institution
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya belongs to The Capuchin Friars Service Societyģ. It is a Registered Society with Minority Rights protected under the Constitution of India Articles 29 & 30. Minority Status Certificate: Government of India, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, New Delihi. Ref. No. 2932 OF 2014-4443 dated 19.10.2015

Constitutional Rights of Minorities Article 29: Protection of Interest of Minorities
1. Any section of the citizens residing in the territory of India or any part there of having a distinct language, script or culture of its own shall have the rights to conserve the same.

2. No citizen shall be denied admission into any Educational Institution maintained by the State or receiving aid out of State funds on the grounds only of religion, race, caste, language or any of them

Article 30: Right of Minorities to establish and administer Educational Institutions
1. All minorities, whether based on religion or language, shall have the right to establish and administer education institutions of their choice.

A. In making any law providing for the compulsory acquisition of any property of an Educational Institution estblished and administered by a Minority, referred to in clause (1), the State shall ensure that the amount fixed by or determined under such law for the acquisition of such property is such as would not restrict or abrogate the right guaranteed under the clause.

2. The State shall not, in granting aid to Education Institutions, discriminate against any Educational Institution on the ground that it is under the Management of a Minority, whether based on religion or language.

As a Minority Institution we enjoy :
* The right to establish and administer Educational Institution of our choice
* The freedom of choice of the medium of institution.
* The right not be nationalized.
* The right to appoint our own teachers
* The right to admit children belonging to our religion.
* The right to give religious instruction to Christians
* The right to collect fees
* The right to celebrate our religious feasts.

Education For Peace, Progress And Prosperity

St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Capuchin Order, born in Italy in the year 1181, dedicated his whole life living and propagating Universal Brotherhood. We, the followers of St. Francis, live and work for the same brotherhood and have taken our goal and aim to become
instruments of peace. Hence the motto of our school is Education for Peace, Progress and Prosperity.

As the Capuchin Education Board of the Holy Trinity Province Karnataka decided to Venture into the Educational Ministsry in Raichur District, it had been identified that Pothnal as proper place and it was decided to begin the Education Ministry at Pothnal. As a result of the hard work and great enthusiasm of then living Fathers, obtained permission from the Government in 2006 to run classes from I-V and in 2010 from VI -VII in English medium and in 2012 from VIII-X.

From then on in one way or the other this Institute of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya has been reaching out to the poor and the needy in their educational needs. Besides this, learning English & Speaking English is made compulsory in the Campus. Cleanliness and Discipline is given prime importance.

For those children whom Sneha Jyothi was only a dream due to the distance has become reality by the school bus facility even up to 25 kms from the school and separate boys and girls hostel facilities are made available by the kind help of the Religious Sisters.

To make the students complete with the modern world they are given effective Computer Education & all modern facilities.

Aims and Objects :
♦ Cultivate basic qualities of character and a sense of moral and spiritual values.
♦ Learn to respect parents. elders, teachers and authority.
♦ Cultivate values like truth, forgiveness, self-sacrifice, honesty, justice and concern for others.
♦ Foster respect for life- plant, animal and human, and protect environment like our Founder St. Francis of Assisi.
♦ Show respect and tolerance to every religion in day-to-day interactions with our neighbours.

Admission :
Our School is open to all classes of student irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Every candidate for admission must be presented to the Principal in person by the parent/guardian who should stand responsible for the conduct, duty and study. Admission forms are available at the school office from the 1st of April during the working hours. These forms should be duly filled in and signed by the parent/guardian, must be submitted to the Principal before the 15th of May. A proper certificate from the school last attended and the Transfer Certificate duly countersigned by the concerned Education Office should accompany the admission form. In case of fresh admission to Nursery and 1st Standard, birth certificate has to be attached.

Medium for Instruction :
The school includes classes from Nursery to SSLC. The curriculum of the Karnataka State Secondary Education and Examination Board is followed and the students are prepared for the
Public Examination of SSLC. The medium of instruction in English.

Religious and Moral Education:

To maintain a good moral conduct, every student has to attend moral science classes. However, the Christian students are given religious instruction by the Capuchin Friars and Ursuline Sisters and all the others are given moral science classes. It is obligatory.

School Uniform :
Every student should wear the particular uniform as prescribed by the school for each day. Uniforms are made available in our school at the beginning of the year. The uniform is meant to inculcate in the students a sense of decorum, equality and feeling of oneness. In case a student fails to wear the uniform for a specified reason, the parents should write in the diary where the presecribed format is provided for this purpose. If this is not done, a fine of Rs.10/- will be charged per day

Fee Regulation :
The prescribed fee for each section could be paid in total at the beginning of the year or in three installments: half at the beginning and the remaining in September & December. At any rate, no school fee would remain due on the 1st of January. If it happens a fine will be charged counting each day. No student will be allowed to answer the final examinations unless and until all the fees are paid without any arrears.
Note : Fees once paid will not be returned for any reason.

Instruction to Parents/ Guardians:
􀂾 Co-operation of parents/guardians is very essential for the proper education of the children.
􀂾 Parents should see that their children are dressed properly and neatly.
􀂾 Parents are requested to supervise the daily Homework of their ward and duly sign their homework dairy every day after the completion and counter check and thus co-operate with the teachers.
􀂾 It is the duty of the parents to provide necessary infrastructure and material for their daily duties at home.
􀂾 Children should not be kept at home or disturbed during working hours for trifle reasons.
􀂾 Progress cards of the students after each unit test are duly signed in the presence of the teacher. This will help the parent teacher to have a dialogue about the ward and take adequate steps to improve the over all growth of the ward.
􀂾 Parents/guardians are absolutely forbidden to walk on the verandah and enter the classrooms for any reason. They may meet the teacher before or after the class hours only. They are advised to contact the School Office or the Principalís Office for any necessity.
􀂾 Parents should meet the class teacher and discuss about the progress of the child at least once a month. One can meet the Headmaster and also the class teacher on Saturdays between 10am to 12 noon. In great urgency one may meet these persons on any day with the permission of the Principal, but with prior appointment.
􀂾 Parents/Guardians are requested to make known their grievances or complaints directly to the Principal and not to the teacher concerned.
􀂾 Visitors/Parents/ Guardians are not allowed to speak to the student or their teachers in their respective classrooms during teaching hours. They will make an appiontment and meet them only in the teacherís room or in the parlour.


Punctuality :
1. The pupil shoud reach the school at least five minutes before the first bell which rings at 9.20 a.m. on all the days and the entrance gate will be locked at 9.40 a.m. and those who come late will not be allowed to come in.

2. Punctuality, regularity and cleanliness are expected from every student at all times. Students who wear the dress that is not prescribed by the school and who dress untidily, will be sent back or punished according to the regulation of the school.

Silence :
1. When the school bell rings all the students and the staff will assemble on the ground according to their respective classes, for Morning Prayer. After the prayer all the students accompanied by their respective class teachers will proceed to their classrooms in total silence.

2. Those students who enter the school premises before the Morning Prayer will sit in their respective classrooms in silence and revise the previous dayís portion.

3. Pin drop silence to be observed by all the students and the staff especially inside the clasrooms and also in the verandahs. Any discussion, consultation or debate should be had in the playground or in the staff rooms provided for the purpose.

Regularity :
1. All the students require minimum 90% attendance to be eligible for the promotion of the examination.

2. Irregular attendance, misconduct insubordiantion to teachers, etc. are sufficient reasons for permanent or temporary dismissal of a student. Other offences are punishable according to the gravity of the offence.

3. When a student has been absent from school or has come late, valid reason for the action has to be entered in the school diary and duly signed by the parent/guardian, should be counter signed by the Principal before the students enters the class. Defaulters will be charged Rs.10/- per day.

4. No student is allowed to leave the school premises during the working hours without the explicit permission of the Principal.

5. Names of the students, who absent themselves without written intimation for two consecutive weeks shall be struck off from the rolls.

6. If leave is required due to illness or any other reasons the student should send a leave note or should bring it along when he/she comes to the class next. The parents/ guardians should sign every leave note. Prior permission should be obtained personally by the parent/guardian for a leave beyond 5 days. In case of absence due to ill health, a medical certificate should be produced.

7. Any student absconding for more than 2 days from his home or school for any reason will be dismissed from the school.

This Way Please :
1. Students are strictly forbiden to bring mobile phones to the school.
2. No books (other than text books and school library books) may be brought to the school without the permission of the Head Master.
3. The school is not responsible for the articles lost. It is not advisable to bring valuable articles like expensive watches, ornaments of gold or silver garments, etc. to the school. Books, tiffin carriers, sweaters should bear the name of the pupil and he/she will be the sole
responsible for its safekeeping.
4. Every student must have a copy of the school calendar and it should be brought to the school everyday. Parents should carefully go through the calendar daily and sign their remarks when required.
5. Students are strictly forbidden to take part in any public demonstration or compaign for any political groups.
6. No collection of fee for any purpose can be made without the approval of the principal.
7. All the students learn to make good use of the furniture, books etc. If any damages are made to the school property, they are expected to pay for the repairs. Students are forbidden to disfigure or scribble on the walls or funiture and to throw paper in and around the classrooom. Defaulters will be penalized.
8. Students should be diligent in their duties and come to the classes well prepared with daily lessons and with homework carefully done.
9. Games and drill are compulsory for all the students. Any exception to this is granted only on medical advice. During the games no student is allowed to sit in the classroom.
10. No student suffering from contagious or infectious disease will be permitted to attend the school.

Evaluation and Promotions :
The whole academic year is divided into 2 semesters: June-September and October- March. Every 2 months Tests are conducted to evaluate the study progress of the child. The evaluations are held after each semester and also at the end of each unit.

After each evaluation, the progress cards will be prepared and the parents are to collect them from the class teachers concerned and return them back to the class teacher duly signed. Before signing the progress card the parent should discuss with their ward about the progress he/she has made. Tampering/ forgery of the progress card is punishable under law. No pupil are allowed to get absent for evaluations except when prevented by reason of health in which case a medical certificate has to be produced. For all the evaluations, students must use the answer sheets duly sealed and stamped by the school only. For the final evaluation, hall ticket will be issued 15 days in advance and this has to be collected from the office not by the students but by the parent or guardian of the student concerned. Before obtaining the hall ticket all the fees/ dues of the school, school bus are to be cleared. For no reason a student will be allowed to enter the exam hall or to answer the exams without having his/her hall ticket.

Promotion list will be finalized taking into consideration marks of both semesters and the monthly tests.

School Bus Service :

School bus service is provided to the students who have to reach from far off distance. The specified monthly bus fee has to be paid every three month with a Pass. The fee is received in two Installments in June and November.

The students should be at the alighting point at least 10 minutes before the specified time. If late, the parents themselves are responsible to reach their children to the school. Remeber! The bus fee has to be paid for the10 months of the year though the bus may not run during the holidays. Arrears in payment of bus fee will cause in withholding the final results.

Notice Board:
There will be information displayed on the notice board. Parents are requested to take note of these massages personally. Even if they do not come to the school daily, they are supposed to get this information from those who bring the children to the school.

Extra Curricular Activities :
Periodically the school organizes debate, quiz, speech, skit, dance, singing and essay competition, etc., in order to develop the power of public speaking and to acquire the quality of leadership. Games and physical education is given special importance during the school hours.

Be prepared- you are always in a state of readiness in mind andbody to do your duty, being disciplined yourself to be obedient to every order. Body strong, active, able to do the right thing at the right moment in the right way.


Rev. Dr. Fr. John Alwyn Dias


Rev. Fr. Robin
D’ Souza

Executive Secretary, CEB

Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes
Treasurer, CFSS .

Fr. Sunil

Fr. Wilfred Naveen D'Silva
Asst. Headmaster



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