Notre Dame Academy, Choodasandra, Bangalore
Notre Dame Academy, Choodasandra was born on June 8, 2005 at a simple prayer service, in the presence of the parish priest, Sr. Jaya, the assistant Provincial, the sisters and a motley crowd of friends and local people, gathered around the statue of Our Lady.
Sr. Manisha was appointed the founding principal of the budding Notre Dame Academy which had just three students to start a journey most uncertain in the service of education in an area untouched by good schools. Hats off to the faithfilled Sisters, Staff and trusting parents of the fledgling years. NDA Choodasandra soon made giant strides towards excellence since its humble beginnings in accordance with its motto ‘TRUTH and UNIVERSAL LOVE’.
With the growing number of students, for better organization, discipline and healthy competition the House System was introduced in the school. The three houses of the present are: Elting, Lisette and Julie named after significant persons of Notre Dame history.
At present there are about five hundred students, three sisters, eighteen teaching staff and six maintenance staff. The majority of the students are Catholics.
We conduct annual Sports Day.
We have a young School Band,
A full pledged Table Tennis,
And a budding Cricket team,
We celebrate Teachers’ Day,
Parents’ Day, Christmas,
The feast of St. Julie, our Spiritual Mother
Fancy Dress Competition
At the young and most impressionable age of students, NDA Choodasandra organizes out –reach programs in service of the inmates of the Central Jail which happens to be in the neighbourhood, of the rag pickers and orphans.
We were blessed with a spacious school building on October 23, 2010 with every modern facility. It was inaugurated and blessed by Most Rev. Ignatius Pinto, Archbishop Emertius, Archdiocese of Bangalore and concelebrated the Eucharist with twelve priests. Sr. Jayanti and the Sisters of Notre Dame, teachers, students from Sophia, parents and well wishers were present on this auspicious occasion.
The Achievements of the Young School
• We won the “Best School Winner Award”
• The Best Individual Female All-rounder
• Second prize in ‘Verbattle’ 2011
• Winners – Second District Level Karate Competition 2012
• Winners – National karate Championship 2012
The spirit of Notre Dame lives on in our students and through our ministry of education at NDA Choodasandra. We will bring greater glory and honour to God and service to all.