About Us

The School

National Gems School was founded in 1968 by the Late Ganesh Prasad Khanna at 629, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700 034. He was a visionary with the desire to impart education to all segments of society. By 1993, the school was upgraded to class VIII and was poised at a delicate stage of obtaining affiliation from a recognised body.

It was then that a Trust was formed by the name of Shaw Education Foundation at the initiation of the Late Narayan Shaw and Mr. Sudip Kumar Khanna.

Since then the junior and the senior section of the school is known as National Gems Higher Secondary School. In the next few years the school grew at a phenomenal rate and has made its mark in the field of school education.

The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, since 1995.

Today, the school has its own permanent examination centre from where our students appear for both the ICSE and ISC Examinations.

The school can now proudly boast of offering Science and Commerce streams at the ISC level.

National Gems Higher Secondary School hopes to contribute to the orderly growth and progress of the student towards a more prosperous, just and humane society.

It strives Firstly, to broaden the knowledge and perspective of students, providing education in the most appropriate skills and techniques and infusing a zest for excellence and tangible achievements.

Secondly, it seeks to develop a harmonious personality by inculcating values and attitudes, which make for social awareness and responsibility.

Thirdly, it emphasizes the development of critical, analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities to enable the student to be a powerful force for socio-economic Progress and Change.

Students and Staff contribute to and further strengthen this culture.

The School Motto


“We have at our disposal different and complementary means of obtaining truth, an intuitive as well as intellectual expansion of human mind. We must acquire WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE, penetration of reality and a profound grasp of the nature of things”.


Our Students

The students of our School essentially belong to Behala and its vicinity. They come from all segments of the Society and the entry point is Lower Nursery Class at the age of 2 years 6 Months. There are three Foundation Classes – Lower Nursery, Upper Nursery and Kindergarten – before the children enter the Primary level of their basic curriculum, leading them to their ten year course that prepares them for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE), conducted by the Council for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, New Delhi, the affiliating Board of the School.


Opening Prayer


Concluding Prayer

O God thank you for the day
I’ve spent so well.
Forgive me, if I’ve said or done
anything to hurt my parents, my teachers,
my classmates or anybody else.
Please bless me with the gift
of another day ; that I may
do your will, and be called
a child of God.


School Anthem

1st. Ch.

We, the Gems of this Nation,
Are proud of what we are.
The school, which we belong to,
Is better than any by far.
Come what may, in our way,
We will proceed dauntlessly.
With pride and with honour,
We shall hold high our banner,
Against all adversities.
In sports or in games,
With or without fame,
We will take part to the end,
As a victor or a vanquished.
But to all – yes, to all – as a friend.

2nd. Ch.

We, the students of National Gems,
Are proud of what we are,
The school which we belong to,
Is better than any by far. (3 times)

National Anthem








School Timings

Junior Section

Morning Shift : 7.45 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Day Shift : 11.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Senior Section

8.00 a.m. to 2.00p.m.

Online classes to continue until further notice.

Office Hours : 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Visiting Hours


Senior School

Monday to Friday
09.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Vice Principal

Senior School

Monday to Friday
09.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.


Junior School

Monday to Friday
09.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

School Uniform

Junior Section

Check Shirt (Short sleeved) with Pocket

Winter :- Black Pullover half or full with logo, Trousers, Black Cap

Check ‘A’ line Frock with Grey Collar and Pocket

Winter :- Black Cardigan half or full with logo, Black Cap

Grey Shorts Plain White Socks
Plain White Socks Black Leather Shoes with Velcro Belt
Plain Black Leather Shoes with Laces White Keds on P.T. days
White Keds on P.T. days
Senior Section

White Shirt (Short Sleeved) White Blouse (Short Sleeved)
Grey Trousers with School belt (Trousers with elastic are not allowed) Grey Skirt (Covering Knees)
Plain White Socks Plain White Socks
Plain Black Leather Shoes with Laces Plain Black Leather Shoes
School Tie and Badge School Tie and Badge
White Keds on P.T. days White Keds on P.T. days
White Shirt (Long sleeved) in winter White Blouse (Long Sleeved) in winter
Plain Black ‘V’ necked machine knitted Pullover with logo (Classes V to VIII) Plain Black ‘V’ necked machine knitted Cardigan with logo (Classes V to VIII)
School Blazers (for Classes IX and above) School Blazers (for Classes IX and above)
Black Scarf (if required) in winter

Winter :- 15th November to 15th February


  1. Short hair is a compulsory part of the school uniform for boys.
  2. Shoes should be polished every day.
  3. Hair should be neatly combed.
  4. Only black ribbons / hair band can be used by girls having long hair.
  5. Girls are not to wear any kind of ‘make-up’, expensive / fancy jewellery, nail polish or mehendi.
  6. Boys are not permitted to wear jackets and sneakers.
  7. Only white leggings are permitted during winter.
  8. Parents / Gurdians are advised to take the school uniform from Ganapati Enterprise (635/A, D. H. Road, Kolkata – 700034), the approved tailor of the school.
  9. A student will be sent back home if the uniform does not conform to the dress code as specified by the school.

Identity Card & Report Card

  1. Every student must possess an Identity Card whether escorted or unescorted.
  2. Parents who wish their wards to leave school unescorted should obtain written permission from the School Authority.
  3. A duplicate Identity Card will be issued on payment of Rs. 20/-, a coloured passport size photograph of the ward must be submitted, if the Identity Card issued is lost or soiled.
  4. A duplicate Report Card will be issued on the payment of Rs. 50/-.

Discipline & Suspension

  1. Students are responsible to the school authorities for their conduct both in and outside the school premises and all public places.
  2. The following may result in the removal of a student from the school –
    • Irregular attendance
    • Unjustified or unexplained absence
    • Habitual late coming
    • Disobedience or objectionable behavior of any kind
    • Using or rendering unfair means in any examination or test
    • Absence at School Function
    • Habitual idleness
    • Neglect of homework
    • Disobedience and disrespect towards members of the staff
    • Bad moral influence


CESC Power Quiz

On 25th April,2014, CESC Power Quiz was held in Calcutta club.The students of National Gems Higher Secondary School were declared as the 1st runners – up. The school was representeted by Aditya Narayan Sen, Pollock Mondal and Rajashri Nath.

Attendance & Punctuality

  1. Regular attendance is of utmost importance especially on the FIRST and LAST day of EACH TERM. Any departure from this rule will be treated as an infringement of school discipline.
  2. 85% attendance is a MUST for each term.
  3. A student must attend school in time. Those who come late will not be allowed to enter the class without obtaining permission of the Principal / Headmaster / Headmistress.
    • A student must attend school in time. Those who come late will not be allowed to enter the class without obtaining permission of the Principal / Headmaster / Headmistress.
    • Late arrival or early leave will result in the student not getting attendance for the day.
    • Such late arrival will be allowed only 3 days in each term, after which the student will be sent back.

Absence & Sickness

  1. Parents / Guardians of absent students should make an entry in the prescribed column printed in the School Diary explaining the cause of absence.
  2. A formal letter, accompanied by a Medical Certificate is necessary in case of sickness for more than two days.
  3. A student must attend school in time. Those who come late will not be allowed to enter the class without obtaining permission of the Principal / Headmaster / Headmistress.
  5. Head of the Institution’s prior permission for leave of absence from school is essential if absence is anticipated.
  6. Students who are absent for three months will have their names struck off the school rolls.


  1. Parents / Guardians are not allowed to see their wards or meet teachers during school hours.
  2. Parents are requested to collect their wards in time, so as to avoid inconvenience to the school.
  3. Parents are expected not to crowd around the school premises or park their vehicles in front of the school gates.
    • An ailing child should not be sent to school.
    • No early leave will be granted to a student during school hours. A student may be absent for a day if absolutely necessary.
  4. Any change of address should be intimated in writing to the school.
  5. The school is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings. It is requested that students do not bring or wear valuables to school.
  6. Correspondence to the Heads of the Institution should be addressed by designation and not by name.
  7. Please do not phone the school on days when there is heavy rain, suspension of public transport or any other emergency. The school will function for those students who are present.
  8. Should a student be injured during class hours, the school will make every effort to contact the parent first. However, in case this is not possible, the school authorities will take the necessary remedial measures.
  9. Parents and guardians of all students in the school individually undertake, by placing their children in this school, that they shall conform and submit to the discipline of the school.
  10. Children will be given an opportunity to learn of the errors in his / her ways through ‘corrective measures’. It is not the intention of the school to penalise the parents, but to bring to their notice the unsatisfactory academic performance or conduct of their child, wherever and whenever this may be necessary, with a view to correct and improve the child.
  11. During the absence of a teacher from class, students must obey the prefect/monitor/captain appointed to maintain good order.
  12. Students are reminded to address their teachers and all members of the staff, teaching and non-teaching with due respect and politeness.
  13. Fighting or any form of physical violence, bullying or use of bad language is strictly prohibited and will result in stern disciplinary action.
  14. No student is allowed to remain in the classroom during P.T./ Library classes.
  15. No books, newspaper, periodicals or electronic goods may be brought into the school premises without the Principal’s sanction. Students found with undesirable books or pictures in their possession or lending them to others are liable to be expelled from school.
  16. No student is allowed to bring mobile phones/cell phones, or any other kind of electronic communicational devices or instruments to school. If such is found in the possession of any student it will be confiscated. Infringement of this rule may also lead to expulsion.

Protection Of School Property

  1. Loss of library books / damage of laboratory apparatus will result in a fine equivalent to loss or damage.
  2. Each class will be responsible for looking after all class property. Any breakage, defacements etc. will be charged to the child / class as the case may be


The School has Bharat Scouts and N.C.C. for students to develop better ability, courage, bravery and eagerness to serve society and the nation. Therefore the School expects parents to encourage their wards to join Bharat Scouts and N.C.C.

School Houses

Students from class One upwards belong to four Houses. The House system enables the child to become a responsible member of the society through participation in games, sports and other co-curricular activities.

  1. The House of JUSTICE (GREEN)
  2. The House of EQUALITY (GOLD)
  3. The House of FRATERNITY (BLUE)
  4. The House of LIBERTY (RED)

Co – Curricular Activities


This is part of our avowed objective of creating well balanced individuals and not just well-educated ones.

Basket Ball

To ensure broader based education for our students, Activity classes have been introduced. The purpose is to give an opportunity to bring out hidden qualities and attain excellence in them.

Participation in the co-curricular activities of the school is compulsory.

Public Examinations

The School prepares its students for the I.C.S.E. and I.S.C.Examinations of The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.

A candidate may be withdrawn at any time prior to the commencement of the examination:

  • On account of illness of the candidate.
  • At the express written request of the parents / legal guardians of the candidate.


  1. One calendar month’s notice, in writing, from the 1st day of the month or one month’s fees must be paid in lieu thereof, is required for the withdrawal of a student from the school.
  2. If the notice given is shorter than one month, the fees due on the first of the following month will be charged as well.