Capt. William's School (CWS), a co-ed day school, was founded in April 2009 with a view to provide quality education to the children of this small town of Tura, Meghalaya. The guiding force in the opening of this school was to commemorate the many contributions made by the first Chief Minister of the state of Meghalaya Lt. Captain Williamson A. Sangma who spearheaded the movement to attain statehood way back in the early 70's. The school is run by Society, registered under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, XII of 1983. The school has a Managing Committee that caters to all the academic needs. The Managing Committee body comprises mostly of retired educationists of the state.
The school aims to provide quality education and all round development of the students of this remote town. The school's endeavour is to focus constantly on creating the leaders of tomorrow by laying more stress on discipline, group and individual activities, value education and to inculcate a sense of national integration among the students. The school admits students irrespective of any caste, creed, religion, community or social status.
Captain Williamson Ampang Sangma, a pioneer in leading the struggle for the creation of the state of Meghalaya, was a statesman and a tribal leader. Born in Baghmara, in South Garo Hills District of Meghalaya, he entered the political field in 1952 and was subsequently elected as the Chief Executive Member of the Garo Hills District Council (GHADC) in 1954. He was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly in 1957 but later resigned from the post to fight for the cause of separate statehood. Capt. Williamson A. Sangma along with other leaders accelerated the Hill State Movement successfully and led the sustained struggle by the Garos, Jaintias and the Khasis, for the movement from the 1950's
Meghalaya was declared the full-fledged state on 21st January 1972. Elections to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly was held in March 1972, in which Capt. Williamson Sangma was sworn in as its first Chief Minister with majority. He being one of the major leaders of the Hills Statehood Movement, always craved for a better deal for the Garos who were economically worse off than their Khasi-Jaintia brethren. He also made sure that the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE), which he considered to be the prime importance was in Garo Hills.
Capt. Williamson Sangma was the first ever Governor of Mizoram among the Garos in 1989. After his death, succeeding Government of Meghalaya honoured him by naming several of public properties including educational institutes in his name.
Co-curricular activities help to develop the all-round personality of the students to face the undaunted task and turbulent world of future. Experience and accolades gained through many of these activities help during internships and other school sponsored work programmes. Some of the activites listed below are keenly contested among the students at their House level and also at the Inter School level.
Much of young children's learning comes from participating in games and sports. The potential benefit from sports to children includes the development of healthy physical and social skills, and both help in improved health and sport-specific fitness. The major games played are basketball, football, table tennis etc. The school also conducts Compulsory Mass PT every Friday. The Annual Sports Day is held every year sometime in the month of April-May.
The School celebrates the following functions:
The school library is equipped with over 2500 books. The reading room is well equipped with periodicals, newspapers, journals and magazines. The children are encouraged to borrow books and special time is devoted to Library Reading once a week.
The school has appropriate safety and security measures in place to protect the school children, the staff and the school property.
FAITH, EXCELLENCE, TRUTH- The school whole-heartedly follows this motto. The school believes that the growth of the children is not only about his academic learning but also about his attitude towards his life. These children will be living their life in a fast changing world hence the school tries its best to shape these children to become responsible global citizens of the country by constantly focusing on giving them the best.
Capt. William’s School ensures that the teachers teach and the pupils learn within a disciplined, supportive and thoroughly modern environment. Imparting quality education to each and every child irrespective of caste, creed, sex or religion is the main aim of the school. Education is not only about learning the core subjects, it is also about developing awareness about one’s self; therefore, the school focuses on the holistic growth of the child. As with teaching faculty, we have employed experienced, trained and talented teaching staffs who have dedicated themselves to shape the children well- physically, mentally and emotionally. Each and every teacher gives emphasis on the way the knowledge is imparted in order to ensure that learning is wholesome. Regarding research and development, in order to keep track on the development of the children, we conduct several experimental assessments by assigning the students with different tasks from time to time in all the areas. These assessments help the teacher to develop and stimulate every child’s abilities to his or her highest potential.
The school lays much emphasis on academics as well as on sports and other leisure activities. Audio-visual room, Computer room, playfields all plays an integral part in this endeavour of imparting wholesome knowledge. To ensure security of students and their belongings, careful thought is applied in the construction of all the rooms and also in the workforce by employing ayahs and security guards.
Our final objective is to build confident and matured students by ensuring them “Faith, Excellence and Truth.”
The school is located at Capt. William Reserve at Matchakolgre, Tura, Dist-West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. The school building stands amidst the green campus with trees abound. The school spreads over an area of 2 ½ acres. The Academic block houses Class Rooms, Composite Science Lab, Math Lab, Computer Lab, Library Office, Staff Common Room, Audio-Visual Room, separate wash room for both boys and girls, Principal Room, etc.
The registered children are eligible for Entrance Test. The registration fee is Rs. 500 and is not refundable. The Registration Form along with the prospectus is available at a cost of Rs. 600.
The syllabus and standard of question papers in case of each class and subject will be that of the immediate lower class. Children are admitted in classes I to VII. No student will be admitted in classes-IX and X. Admission is strictly done on the basis of the performance in the Common Admission Test and availability of seats. A student who does not pass the test is not admitted even if vacancy exists.
The date of birth mentioned in the Registration Form should not contradict the date of birth indicated in the Transfer Certificate of the previous school. The date of birth once accepted on the basis of these two documents shall be final and shall not be changed/amended under any circumstance. Parents may note that no subsequent request for changes of date of birth of a student will be entertained.
ACADEMIC SESSION: The academic session of the school begins in the first week of April and end on 31st March of the next year. Winter break is given approximately for 50-60 days (Dec-Feb), a summer break for approximately 20 days (June-July) and a Puja break for 10-12 days.
TERM: The school has two terms as under:
TERM-I: April to September, TERM-II: October to March
Parents/guardians must submit the following documents at the time of admission.
The results of the Common Entrance Test will be put up on the school notification board and the parents/guardians are required to check the same on the notified date. The last date for admission and payment of school fee will also be displayed on the board. If no response is received within the fixed date for the purpose, it will be presumed that the offer has been declined and the seat will then be offered to other student from the waiting list.
The school provides seats for not more than 40 students. The class-wise vacancies are filled up based on a Common Entrance Test conducted every year in the month of November.
The entrance test are conducted in three subjects viz. English, Mathematics and Hindi followed by an interview for those who qualify and which will be held at the CWS school premises. The test is conducted to assess the child's aptitude, comprehension, computational skills and sociability etc.