GVM’s A.J.de Almeida High – School, Ponda – Goa.

Introduction: A.J.de Almeida High School, with a strength of 2000 plus students from V to X is a well established English medium Co-educational Institution having completed 110 glorious years of educating young minds and is counted among the top-rated schools in Goa with an excellent academic track record. Our School caters to differently-abled students too. Our School works at implementing a well-balanced curriculum with equal importance to academics, Arts, Music, Computer & Physical activities. The band of selfless, dedicated & experienced teachers marches forward to form the young students in and around Ponda to evolve as men & women of Character, Competence, Conscience, Compassion & Commitment who will contribute to the all-round transformation of the society and the world at large.
  • Institute was founded in: 2nd October 1911
  • Headmistress: Mrs. Santana Colaco
  • Contact No: 9527609364
  • Courses/programs offered: 6)First Language : English Second Language : Hindi Third Language : Marathi/Konkani/French/Sanskrit Mathematics ( Level 1 & Level 2 Science, Social Science
  • School affiliated to: Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Porvorim – Goa.
Faculty Name and Subject taught :
Faculty Names Subject Taught
Mrs. Santana Colaco Maths
Mrs. Sushama Gaunekar English
Shri Pravin A. P. Concar Maths
Shri Shirish Kamat Maths
Mr. Vivek Desai Konkani,Marathi
Mrs. Sudipa Neurekar Science
Mrs. Sadhana Dessai Maths
Mrs. Rimmi Sardessai Hindi
Mrs.Sushma Satarkar Kokani,Marathi
Mrs. Anita Pendse English, History
Mrs. Sapna Singbal English,Geography
Mrs.Aparna Kamat Maths
Mrs. Gandhali Ghate Hindi
Mrs. Angela Gomes English, History, Geography
Shri. Pravin Sane Sanskrit
Mrs.Sarika V. Naik Science
Mrs. Gauri Pai Raikar Maths, Science
Mrs. Harshada Dongare Hindi, Marathi
Mrs. Sangeeta Kulkarni English, History
Mrs Suchita Dessai Maths, Science
Mrs. Nilima S. Naik Hindi, Marathi
Mrs. Shubhangi Naik English, Geography
Mrs. Meena Kamath Maths, Science
Mrs. Uma Patil English,Geography
Mrs. Suvidha Kadkade English, History
Mrs Reshma Parab Maths, Science
Mrs. Usha C. Shirodkar Maths, Science
Miss Meenaxi Borkar Science
Mrs. Manisha Naukudkar Hindi, Marathi
Miss Shailaja Deuskar English, Geography
Mrs. Radhika Manoj Science
Mrs. Shreeya Aravkar Maths, Science
Mrs. Vilpa Desai Maths, Science
Mrs Nisha Gosawi Hindi
Mrs Avina D'Cruz English, History
Mrs Dishanta Malkarnekar English, History, Geography
Mrs. Vinda Divkar English, Science
Miss Ashwini Naik Hindi
Miss Bharati Kavlekar Hindi, Marathi
Mrs. Vandana A.S. Kerkar Maths, Science
Mrs. Deepali Desai English, Geography
Mrs. Mayuri Sahakari Science, Geography
Mrs. Gandisha Raj English, History
Miss Evelyn Fernandes English, French
Mrs Vinda G. Naik English, History
Miss Mrunal Naik Hindi
Miss. Ruhi Shaikh English, Geography
Miss Puja Naik Maths, Science
Miss Reshma Sangodkar Maths, Science
Mrs. Smita Bandodkar Art, Scout/Guide
Mr. Devdatta Kerkar P.E. , Scout/Guide
Mr. Govind P. S. Navelkar P.E.
Mr. Premanand Kudalkar P.E.
Mr. Mahesh Prabhu P.E.
Mrs Filda Andrew P.E.
Mrs. Bindiya Naik Art
Miss Dipika Pednekar Art
Mrs. Presha V. Lotlikar Computer, Scout/Guide
Mrs. Jeyasakthi Mariappan Computer
Miss. Archana Kamat Computer
Mrs. Arya Dhawalikar Computer, Scout/Guide
Mrs. Deepali V. Manerikar Special Educator- Resource room
 Mrs.Pradnya V. Patil Special Educator- Resource room
Mrs. Shubhalaxmi Aikar Special Educator Resource Room

Nation Builder Award by Rotary Club of Ponda

Headmistress of A J. de Almeida High School Mrs. Santana Pinheiro e Colaco is awarded the Nation Builder Award by Rotary Club of Ponda on 29th Sept. 2023 

"Meri Maati, Mera Desh" programme on 23rd August, 2023 in A.J. de Almeida High School

"Chandrayaan 3" landing video shown to students on 24th August, 2023

Group of Almeida students were taken to Assembly session , Porvorim

Teacher Mrs. Suvidha Kadkade was invited as resource person to guide Shiroda Super School complex students in English Subject.

Vanamahotsava celebration on 07/07/2023 


Guru Pournima celebration on 03/07/2023

S.S.C.E. felicitation of Meritorious students 2022-2023 batch

S.S.C.E. felicitation of Meritorious students 2022-2023 batch on 03/07/2023. Chief guest was Dr. Ugam P.S.Usgaonkar, H.O.D. of Ophthalmology department at GMC.

International day against drug abuse dated 26/06/2023 

National Education Policy talk on 12/06/2023 

National Games dated 18/06/2023

Club Inauguration on 24/06/2023 

Toppers of the School 2022-23

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Summer Reading Camp

“ Reading maketh a full man ” The quote "Reading maketh a full man" highlights the importance of reading in shaping a person's intellectual and emotional development. In line with this idea, G.V.M’S A.J.de Almeida High School has taken a positive step towards inculcating the habit of reading among its students by organizing a summer reading  camp, which was inaugurated on May 8th, 2023. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri. Krishna Shetye, the Chairman of G.V.M’S Working Committee, and the event was also graced by the Vice-Chairman Shri. Ashok Nagvenkar and Secretary Shri. Jayant Mandurkar. The resource person for the camp, Shri. Subhash Jan, shared his knowledge on reading habits with the students. The inauguration ceremony was well attended by parents, the Headmistress, the Assistant Headmaster, the school staff, and the participants. The summer camp will conclude on May 13th, and the students will be taken on a visit to the Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library in Panjim. Distribution of certificates will be done at Central library Panjim. The library visit provides an opportunity for students to explore a wide range of books and develop a deeper appreciation for the value of reading. This initiative by G.V.M’S A.J.de Almeida High School is commendable, as it will encourage students to develop the habit of reading, which is essential for their overall development. The camp aims to instill a love for reading among students and encourage them to read regularly. The event is expected to benefit students in their academic and personal lives by increasing their knowledge, expanding their imagination, and enhancing their communication skills. Overall, the Summer camp organized by G.V.M'S A.J.de Almeida High School is an excellent initiative to promote reading habits among students, which will ultimately benefit them in their future endeavors.

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Rotary Club of Ponda  felicitated teacher Sudipa Neurekar from A. J. de Almeida High School, with Nation Builder Award on 18th March 2023.

Pariksha Pe Charcha 2023

Mast. Piyush S. Gaonkar studying in Std. IX in A. J. de Almeida High School, was selected to participate in our Honourable Prime Minister's "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2023"  at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi on 27th January 2023.

GVM’s performing art (street play) competition 

  • 1st place RPRS Bandora
  • 2nd place Ajde Almeida
  • 3rd place KRSS Savoiverem

GVM Quiz organised by Almeida high school

    • 1st Prize Almeida High School
    • 2nd Prize M.I.B.K. High School
    • 3rd Prize Utkarsh Vidyamandir
    • All 3 winners

Almeida High School won 1st place in U-17 girls State level Chess Tournament organised by DSYA, Panaji, Goa.

Won Second place in 'Rangotsav 2022 folk dance competition' organised by Goa Samagra Shiksha.



As a part of it's CSR initiative, in association with Department of Health, Govt. of Goa ,SANOFI collaborates with CONEXUS Foundation to bring a platform for Kids to raise awareness around ' Diabetes prevention' and also brings SAKHAR FREE SHUKRAWAR, a cooking contest for children was conducted on 17 November in school and on 19 November for second round at Rosary High School and the grand finale at Radissons Candolim .Miss Samruddhi Patil ,from class VIII F represented our school in top 10 finalist at the state level.

One hour of reading activity for students held on 11th November 2022.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Science exhibit of Almeida high school has been selected for NCERT's National Science exhibition

Our student Mast Ved Harshad Kamat will be presenting his science exhibit 'ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION' in Rashtriya Bal Vaigyanik Pradarshani (RBVP) – 2022, exhibition which will be held at Guwahati, Assam.


National Innovative Shiksha Ratna Award

Almeida school resource room teacher Deepali Korde received National Innovative Shiksha Ratna Award

State level Marathi Elocution Competition.

Miss Mayuri Sindgikar from Std IX secured the 2nd place in the State level marathi elocution competition.

Report: Talk On Motor Vehicle Act

Students of V.M Salgaocar College of Law and members of Bandora Free Legal Aid Cell in coordination with Tr. Nicole D’Costa conducted a talk on 30th September,2022 on the Motor Vehicle Act. Master Siddhant Jambhale and Miss Simran Kanekar were highly resourceful as they elicited essential information on the topic. Mr. Jambhale gave a brief introduction to the Motor Vehicle Act as well as educated the students of class 10 the importance of each traffic sign. The students were also made aware of the dangers of driving without a license. Ms. Kanekar spoke on challans and it’s types and the ways in which challans can be paid. Overall the session was very informative as all the students were engaged and frequently asked questions. Click here to read more

Rotary Club Rapid Rating Open Chess Tournament

Congratulations Netra Savaikar for standing third in Rotary Club Rapid Rating Open Chess Tournament, Goa. A girl (that too, 20th seeded) standing third among Men is rare and 14 year old Netra has achieved the feat

Sanskrit Subhashit Competition

Disha Dessai from standard 9th secured 2nd prize in sanskrit subhashit competition organised by sanskrit pracharini sabha margao at State Level.

Visit to Tech Expo at BITS PILANI

We got an opportunity to visit the Tech Expo at the BITS PILANI,Goa Campus,which is an elite University in the field of Science and Technology  along with a group of 30 students from STD IX on 17th September. We were at first shown a short video  which made us familiar with the huge campus and the different technical departments of the Institute.Later, the Department Heads of the Institute briefed us about the different subjects taught in the Institute and also made the session interesting by involving the lively audience. The session that followed next was the power point presentation of the different exhibits which was followed by the display  of projects ranging from automobiles,robotics,drones,and telescopes to projects on persistence vision and Schlieran photography.  Our students were also briefed regarding the working of the exhibits. Tech Expo was successful in making the school students aware of the technical culture of BITS and displaying passion and innovation and technology. It was really an interesting experience and our students seemed to be highly impressed.

Zonal Level Science Seminar

Ms Disha Dessai secured first place in the zonal level Science seminar on the topic Basic sciences for sustainable development: challenges and prospects. She will be contesting in state level on 16 September

Poster competition on National Nutrition Week Celebration

Poster competition on National Nutrition Week Celebration was held under Primary Health Centre , Ponda and the  1ST PRIZE and a cash prize of Rs 500/-  is secured by Miss .Astha Vikrant Shahapurkar of Std IX G.

Hiking of almeida students 

Honourable Minister for Power, Govt. of Goa, Shri. Sudin Dhavalikar with students of Almeida High School, Ponda, during their Hike to Undir, Bandora village.

Guru Poornima celebration on 13th July 2022

Tree plantation drive by Forest Department on 09th July 2022

Inauguration of CLUBS in  Almeida High School

International day against Drug abuse & Illicit trafficking

Talk on creating awareness about Leprosy and Tuberculosis by Extension activities and Medical Centre of P.E.S's R.S.N. College of Arts & Science, Farmagudi.

Almeida - Yoga Day 2022

Talk by Dr. Nutan Dev on the occasion of World Sexual & Reproductive Health Awareness on 12 Feb 2022

National reading day programme held in school on 20th June 2022

Live interaction of  Hon'ble CM with students regarding career counselling on 18th June 2022

Goa Revolution day 2022

Special assembly programme was held on 11th June,to celebrate world environment day

World Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness at Almeida High School
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Address:Post Box No. 10, Near Old Bus Stand, Ponda – Goa.
  • Phone Number: 0832 2313031
  • Contact Person: Santana Pinheiro e Colaco : 9527609364
  • Email Id: almeidahsponda@gmail.com