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Chronology of Events

1952 - The prefecture of J&K State was established for the first time. The absence of a catholic school in Jammu was felt by the Army, who therefore made a request for the Catholic nuns.


Dec 1952 - Father Boerkamp, a Mill Hill Father and Lt. Col. Dean joined the forces and requested the then Chief Minister-Sheikh Abdullah for a suitable piece of land to house a Convent school.


12 April 1954 - Presentation Convent School, Jammu, was opened.


11 Feb 1956 - Peter's School for the poor children was started with 60 children on its rolls.


10 Oct 1957 - Temporary recognition was granted for three years to the school.


1960 - The students’ strength swelled to 700.


15 April 1962 - Dr. Karan Singh, the then Governor of J&k visited the school and was appalled to see the over-crowded class rooms. He suggested that the Sisters should apply for a plot of land to the Chief Minister and simultaneously dispatch copies to the Deputy CM as well as to him.


26 April 1962 - Five acres of land was sanctioned in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu in favour of the Sisters.


15 June 1963 - Mother Agnes appealed to the Govern-ment for a donation for the new school. She received Rs. 1 lakh for the same.


1964 - The school was shifted from BC Road to Gandhi Nagar.


1965 - Upon Mother Agnes's request, the then Chief Minister Mr. G. M. Sadiq sanctioned another 5 acres of land.


1966 - A Vernacular school and a boarding were started for the economically and socially challenged girls in the residence building.


1968 - Mother Peter, the first principal expired.


1971 - This year saw the introduction of Girl Guides, Bulbuls and Boy Scouts. In the same year, the war broke out between India and Pakistan and the school remained closed.


1972 - The silver Jubilee of Sister Mary was celebrated. One floor was added to the school building in order to accommodate the swelling number of students. The foundation was laid by Sr. Benedict White and Sr. Christopher Fox (now known as Anne Fox)


1974 - The school fared brilliantly in the class X Board examinations. All the vernacular students also passed.


1975 - Nano Nagle's Bi-Centenary was celebr-ated and a programme was conducted wherein the senior girls dramatized Nano Nagle's life depicting and highlighting the significant events of her life.


14 Nov 1976 - The Fund-raising Fete was organized and its proceeds were distributed to the underprivileged children of Nagri to ameliorate their condition.


1977 - Dr. Karan Singh presided over the function on Sports Day and lauded the school for its exemplary efforts in Education.


Dec 1977 - Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, paid a brief visit to the school and addressed the staff and the students.


1978 - On the Red Letter Day of Mother Mary's feast, the construction work of the school was started which continued by leaps and bounds.


1978 - school for the underprivileged children was opened in Bakshi Nagar.


1979 - The Inauguration of the school auditorium was done at the Eucharistic celebration led by Rev. Msgr. Boerkamp and ArchBishop Angelo Fernandes along with the staff members of the school. It was named as "Nagle Hall". The fee-collection was assigned to the bank. The Employees’ Provident fund was introduced.


Dec 1979 - The Silver Jubilee of the school was celebrated with boundless zeal and gaiety.The school uniform underwent a process of Indianisation from a skirt blouse to salwarkameez.


1980 - Social outreach programme was started by the Sisters at R.S Pura. 1980 also saw the abolition of L.K.G.


1981 - A few schools for the underprivileged were opened in different areas of Jammu as part of the drive for social upliftment of the economically challenged.
Celebration of Special Days like Worker's Day, Children's Day, Teacher's Day etc. initiated.
Social Community Outreach started.
Vocational Education for women in stress initiated by Sr. Maria Louisa.


1984 - Mother Teresa visited the school and addressed the teachers and the students and laid stress on fostering human values.


1985 - U.K.G was abolished.


1987 - Sr. Loyola's 50 years in the School celebrated.


1989 - Provisional Affiliation to the school by the J&K Board of School Education.


9 Dec 1990 - Tragic and untimely demise of Mr. Sanjay Sudan, a veteran of the school. In his memory a water tank was built in the school premises.


1991 - Sr. Loyola was conferred an award by the Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah for her meritorious services to the people of the state.


1992 - The Dance Festival initiated in the School.


1993 - Computer labs inducted in the School by Sr. Anslem.


1994 - Oct 7, a rather ill fated day dawned with the tragic and untimely demise of Sr. Anslem, the Principal (1990-1994). The funeral was attended by a large gathering of students, staff, Sisters from different Congregations and the people of Jammu city.


1995 - In March, the last batch of boys passed out from the portals of the school and the school once again reverted to being an exclusively girls school. One of the senior staff members Mrs. P. Singh was awarded the Best Teacher of the year by the Governor, His Excellency, Gen. K.V Krishna Rao on Teachers' Day.


1996 - 26 Jan dawned with another unfortunate occurrence in the history of the school. A series of bomb explosions cast an ominous spell that marred the enthusiasm of the people participating in the Republic Day celebrations at the Maulana Azad Memorial Stadium. Our students, teachers and Sisters were shepherded back to safety.


1997 - On 19 Jan 1997 Mr. Marcel Mendonca died in harness. He rendered loyal and dedicated service to the school for many years as an Accountant.


1998 - On 18 Jan 1998-Young Students Movement began. The boarding for students was closed down.


1999 - On 27 April 1999 Sr. Dominic breathed her last. She worked for many years in the school with complete dedication and exhibited her tremendous love and compassion for the children and the poor.


2000 - On 21 Aug 2000 Sr.Veronica was snatched by the cruel hands of death.A milestone was achieved when the school was granted the CBSE affiliation and upgraded to class XII. Sr. Roselima, the then Principal, relentlessly pursued it till it was successfully accomplished.


2001 - The first batch of class X of CBSE passed out in 2001 with commendable results.


2002 - On 14 April 2002, a cycle rally was organized by the Jammu Adventure Sports Club. The motto was in consonance with the crying needs of the city-"Keep Jammu Clean and Green". It was flagged by the then Principal, Sr. Roselima.


2003 - The new Nagle block was inaugurated. Computer, Physics, Chemistry, Biology labs were extended. The outdoor stage was completed in the same year. The first batch of class XII passed out in 2003 with commendable results.


2004 - The School celebrated the Golden Jubilee.


2006 - Sr. Loyola expired on 2 June.


2007 - The School became an Examination Centre for CBSE exams. Ramp inaugurated.


2008 - Mrs. Simmi Gupta, a member of the staff , lost her life in an accident on her way back home from the School.


2009 - 225 Jubilee of our Foundress, Nano Nagle celebrated. His Excellency, Sh. N.N Vohra, Governor, J&K, was the Chief Guest.


2011 - Science Club, Child Rights Club, Maths Club initiated. Nuncio visited the Convent on 1 Oct 2011.


2012 - Sr. Rosamma felicitated with CBSE National Award.


2013 - Nano Nagle, Foundress of the Presentation Congregation, was declared Venerable by Pope Francis.


2014 - Year of Diamond Jubilee.
Our School was rated GREEN in an online CBSE Sanitation Rating Programme.
Our School was rated 10th best school in India by The Education World India School Rankings.


2015 - Six Guides felicitated with President Award.


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