De Paul School, Ukkunagaram is a Catholic coeducational institution established in 1994 and the school is managed by the Vincentian Fathers of South Indian Province of the Congregation of Mission (C.M.). Under Articles 29 &30 of the Constitution of India, the school enjoys a minority status. De Paul maintains the Christian atmosphere, identity and character. It is open to students of all communities irrespective of caste, creed or colour.
We at De Paul, with the motto “Towards Excellence and Relevance”, follow a rigorous academic programme combined with a plethora of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities thereby ensuring that the students passing out from our school have an edge over the others to face the challenges in the world and prove to be worthwhile global citizens.
REMINISCENCES DOWN THE LANE
In the beginning --- 1994, a defining moment
De Paul School, Ukkunagaram is a catholic minority institution established in 1994 in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Township.
The Vincentian Community came forward to Steel City with the idea of establishing an English medium School with ICSE syllabus,affliated by CISCE, New Delhi.
The Institution convened its classes for LKG to Class 1 in ‘B’ Type Steel Plant Quarters in Sector 9 of Ukkunagaram Township as a makeshift facility and the dream journey of Congregation of Mission (C.M.), started off.
The Academic year 1994 – 1995 is indeed a defining moment for all the De Paulites. The founder Principal Rev. Fr. DevassiaPudussery with his team of 10 staff and 250 students promised to strive for quality education.
The School has come a long way, developing its infrastructure by establishing well furnished rooms with Massive play ground and providing Transportation for the students.
The continuous and dedicated effort of the Management, Principals, Staff and Parental co operation is motivating DEPS, Ukkunagaram climb up to its zenith.
Today De Paul has matured into one of the city's best schools. It's enormous increase of strength from 250 to 2832 students speaks volumes of the school's success back to back of 23 years in its dreams of imparting education. The 90 member faculty is a richly diverse group who are leaders and learners in their respective fields.
The Vicennial celebration was a precious moment for all associated with De Paul and the talents that our students demonstrate here are a proof that they have the potentiality to become productive global citizens of the future.
The Present Principal Rev. Fr. BijuScaria (2017 till date)took charge February 2017 is an educator to the core. On taking over, the main priority focused on providing, the State-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure to make education at
De Paul, a wholesome and enjoyable experience. With 40 Smart Class rooms as of now and to make every class room digitalized by the next academic year proves his vision of future Indian Education.
The massive play ground has taken up a revolutionary change by providing Courts/ Grounds for various games and sports.
The young and energetic Principal Rev.Fr. Abner D’ Costa, (2015-2017)scholarships in the form of concession and charity was introduced for the poor and needy meritorious students.
Extra curricular activities’ coaching by experts on all working Saturdays in Drawing, Dance, Quiz, Band Set, Throw ball, Volley ball, Basket ball, Cricket, Chess, Karate and Yoga. This has catered to the needs of those who are interested in grabbing the extra potential.
With the latest and innovative ideologies of the dynamic Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Edakkarot, (2012- 2015),DEPS has marched forward with zeal and enthusiasm.
The concept of Graduation ceremony is an added attraction to the kindergarten kids.
Introduction of KYC (Know Your Child) program, the first of its kind in Ukkunagaram provided a double fold opportunity to interact with one another.
Commemorating Vicennial (20 years) celebrations De Paul Exuberanza, an inter school cultural carnival was hosted under the versatile thinking and planning of our beloved Principal Fr.VincentEdakkarot.
Within two decades of existence DEPS has carved a niche among the leading ICSE schools of Visakhapatnam. De Paul stands as a state of art leadership centre, nurturing role models.
With the continuous encouragement of Rev. Fr. Sebastian Vettickal, Principal (2004 – 2012), the school has seen a technological revolution. The office administration is monitored by EZ schoolsoftware.
As a 21st century temple of learning, DEPS is dedicated to empower responsive and motivated learning.
To bring in close and factual visualisaton of the concepts in various subjects the revolutionary 12 Smart class rooms have been introduced from Kindergarten to X.
The first decade was an exciting one with added classrooms and amenities. Innovation with an eye towards conventional outlook continued to guide De Paul through the years.
The School building is divided into four blocks, three storeyed each. The School has a vast playground with provision for Courts and a play area with swings, slides and sea saws.
The School building view is expressed by many well wishers as “the most beautiful campus in the City of Destiny”. The hard work is credited to the versatile visionary Rev. Fr. Antony Netikat, Principal (1997 – 2004).
The foundation stone of the School was laid in 1994 by Most Rev.Dr.Kagitapu Maria das Archbishop of Visakhapatnam.
The first Block with three storey that came into use was St. Vincent Block with 15 class rooms, Principal’s cabin, Administrative Office, Staff room, Library, Computer Laboratory and a play area with swings and slides for the buds of De Paul School, Ukkunagaram.
The initial setbacks and challenges were never a concern. It is the commitment, prudence and visionary approachthat has made De Paul on the most venerated figures in the contemporary educational sector.
During the yester years, DEPS has excelled the parental expectations and focused on the holistic development of children. As classes were added on to the building and the quality of education improved, De Paul School, Ukkunagaram has risen from its infancy.