This is the brief report of the beginning and development of Bethany Convent School in Panvel.Jesus loved children and He said"Let the little children come to me,for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven". Servant of God Msgr. R.F.C Mascarenehas,the Founder of Bethany Congregation was concerned about the education of children.He realized that children are the wealth of the church and of the Nation.
Drawing inspiration to God,Jesus our Guru and beloved Father Founder and under the leadership of Sr.Jyoti the Superior General and Sr.Bonita,the Provincial Superior,Bethany Convent School came into existence in the year 2002.
In the year 2002 Pre-Primary class was started with only 8 children.The little children were blooming-fourth in love,with lot of nurturing care and affection from the sisters as the school was housed in sisters own residence.This atmosphere of acceptance,co-operation,harmony,compassion and concern helped them to grow and develop their potentialities.Day by day the number of Students seeking admission to the school increased.In the year 2005 to accommodate growing number of students Pre-Primary was housed in a rented building at New Panvel.The management with the support of the parents and the public provided transport facilities for children coming from distinct places for quality and value based Christian education.In 2008 shift system was started with Primary Section in the morning and Pre-Primary in the afternoon.Then the number of children raised to 300 and the class upto IV.In the year 2010 new school building was inaugurated to provide conductive atmosphere for all around development of children.
Thanks to Sr.Noreen,Sr.Clarilla and Sr.Helen for their dedicated service as Heads of the School.Under the able and dynamic leadership of Sr.Archana,first batch of 18 students successfully completed their Secondary Education in the year 2014,Congratulations and thanks to the competent and committed past and present staff of sisters and teachers.We gratefully acknowledge the support and encouragement of Sr.Shanti Priya the Corporate Manager and Sr.Violet Secretary of the Bethany Society(R)Panvel',the P.T.A.
past and present and the Education Department.
May Bethany Convent School lead all who pass through its portal from unreal to real,from darkness to light and from death to life.