S.F.S. Gajuwaka - MSFS Visakhapatnam

Diocese of Visakhapatnam
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A holistic society of compassionately human, spiritually enlightened, intellectually awakened, professionally skilled, socially committed and culturally integrated persons based on the values as lived and taught by Jesus Christ and followed by Saint Francis De Sales.


As Fransalians we are here to provide a conducive atmosphere for intellectual development, to facilitate a conviction based on spiritual formation, to nurture a sense of the Divine and Transcendence, to imbue the virtues of gentleness, compassion and optimism, top impart authentic leadership training, to instill wholesome professional ethics, to encourage sports, games and work experience, to inculcate healthy food habits, to promote environmental consciousness, to extend integral education to all, to foster a caring and humane society meant to promote the marginalized and thus equip the younger generation with needed skills to become catalysts of social transformation, votaries of national integration and ambassadors of universal brotherhood.

A Short Brief About SFS School Gajuwaka

In 1847, Rev. Fr. Tissot acquired a small house near the beach and started the institution. This was the first Catholic School in Vizag. S.F.S. School, was opened in June 1997 at Gajuwaka with 100 students and 4 teachers on the staff under the leadership of Rev.Fr.JohnVadakumparambil, who pioneered the mission with much foresight and enthusiasm. In the same year, the construction of 3 storied building was undertaken. Fr. John was succeeded by Rev. Fr. George Kottam and Rev. Fr. P.J. Mathew.

It was Rev. Fr. P.J.Mathew who took charge in 1998, obtained governments recognition up to X Std in 2009. He also started the construction of the 3 storied additional building but was completed by Rev. Fr. Paul Theneth, who succeeded Fr. Methew in 2005. Again in 2006 another additional section was added to Std I to StdVII.

At Present there are 1598 students from L.K.G. to Std X and 58 members on the staff of which 44 are teaching and 14 are non-teaching.

Some Details About The Centre

  • Apostolates at the Centre - Education
  • Number of confreres at present - Three Priests
  • People benefitting from it are mostly - Poor and middle class of all religious groups- Christians, Hindus and Muslims
  • Infrastructure - Sufficient to the present needs but rooms are not sufficient for the new sections in future.
  • Financial Status - Self-sufficient and supports the Province in case of need
  • Religious Congregations nearby - Nirmala Sisters, Sisters of St. Lucy, SABS Convent, Samaskan Sisters (No Contracts)
  • Remarks - No more land is available for the future expansions.
  • Suggestions - Construction of Nursery class rooms. Workers Quarters.