It gives me immense joy to write a message for our school website. Convent of Jesus and Mary, Waverley is a boarding school for girls and is ranked among the best schools of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. As a new principal, I feel honoured and privileged to lead this prestigious institution which has already completed 175 years of its glorious existence. From the time of its inception in 1845, our school is renowned for its value based education and integral formation.

Apart from the usual academic facilities, our school provides a wide variety of opportunities for extracurricular activities. Regularly conducted residential educational and life orientation programmes provide a stable and supportive environment for the students to live and learn together as one family. This is probably one of the reasons why this institution is often seen by the parents as centre for their wards’ all round development and a sure platform for their great career and bright future.

The family atmosphere created by the spiritual guidance and support of the sisters, the motherly care of the hostel wardens, generous approach of the non-teaching staff always make the students feel that they are not away from home. The school is enormously blessed with experienced and committed teachers. The words of Margaret Mead “never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world” speak volumes of their loyalty, dedication and expertise. The academic excellence, involvement in co-curricular activities and social commitment of our students are the visible signs of what they receive from the school. Our words are insufficient to thank God for His marvellous deeds, countless blessings and divine providence.

Unlike before we are now living in unprecedented times. The situation caused by Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected the normal life of every individual across the globe. It was not an easy task for us to fight the Covid and face the threads and challenges it had posed before us. I sincerely thank and appreciate all my teachers in a very special way for their sacrifice, commitment and high sense of responsibility in conducting the online teachings more efficiently despite a lot of inconveniences and difficulties. I thank every one of you dear parents and well wishers for your continual support and collaboration in our service to the society. May God bless you and keep you safe under His care.


The great philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson was quite right when he said "Rings and jewels are not real gifts but the only true gift is a portion of thyself"

We give ourselves when we give gifts from the heart; love, kindness, sympathy and forgiveness.

• Gifts of the mind; ideas, ideals, principles.
• Gifts of the spirit; prayer, faith, aspirations and peacefulness.
• Gifts of the tongue; encouragement, congratulations and directives

Value based education occupies a prominent place in the education system. No education can be regarded as complete if it neglects the heart and the spirit. Therefore, besides imparting knowledge and skill we at CJM Waverley believe in giving strong values along with a set of wings which may carry them far and wide. Values are the need of the hour which will equip the students to face the challenges of the rapidly changing world of today.

As educators we stress on one important fact that education is not merely learning of letters. To be literate is not just enough. But Truth, Goodness, Righteousness, Independent and Industriousness should be the hallmarks of an educated person. Character building is another hallmark of a truly educated person which is cultivated only through discipline and from within.

Teachers at Waverley are not only beacons of information and knowledge but also the authors of the destiny of so many lives entrusted to their care. They groom the young minds with the essentials of value based education such as compassion, love, harmony and true attitude. As role models we shoulder great responsibility in shaping the character of an individual and thereby build the character of the society and the nation.

The beauty of the country to a large extent depends on the country's educational institutions. So dear students let your journey through the portals of this institution be attended by a sense of direction, so that you become pillars of this great land and dwell in peace and prosperity under the continued guidance and influence of your committed teachers.

I am extremely grateful to the committed and supportive management, dedicated teachers, caring and co-operative parents who blend harmoniously to create a child-centric school. I am very sure through collaborative effort we can achieve more to the benefit of our students who are the future leaders of tomorrow.

It was very rightly said that "Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations"

My sincere gratitude to the Editorial team for all their hard work that's put in to bring out this yet another colourful Chronicle which unfolds the various events of the bygone period 2019-July 2020.

In the end I would say that when we abide in truth and trust in God we are sure to triumph and receive victory.


Claudine – A Woman of substance, “ For the modern woman with traditional values’’.

We are indeed privileged to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of our congregation by our mother Foundress St. Claudine Thevenet in France in 1818.

200 years! Indeed a milestone to be honoured, cherished and celebrated. We are grateful to our Heavenly Father, who has blessed us with St. Claudine – a woman whose charism set the foundation for perseverance, good will and hard work..

It’s 200 years since the first call, and our hearts still beat with zeal and ardour as we live out the charism of our dear Claudine: to serve the young through Christian Education. This occasion provides us with an opportunity to celebrate these past 200 years of our contribution in the field of education and pray that we may continue to play our role in Global transformation of education. We deeply revere our first Mothers who were gifted with heads and hearts and whose inspirational leadership kept our congregation specially this school moving closely and steadily within the large looming shadow of St. Claudine. Today we look back with our hearts filled with gratitude for their fine example as large hearted WOMAN with a deep spiritual and maternal outlook, sound practical judgment , firm commitment, their leadership, expertise, humanness and much more.

It’s a time to look back with thankfulness and joy together with our Sisters, Teachers, Lay Collaborators, Parents and Pupils of both past and present and pour out our praise to God in the words of our traditional anthem: ‘PRAISED FOR EVER BE JESUS AND MARY’.

As we plant another milestone in the pages of our chequered history we earnestly pray and desire to renew and strive to do always better with the heavenly support of our Mother Foundress St. Claudine Thevenet.



Dear Parents and well wishers of Waverley,

Coming together is a beginning, treading together is progress and working together is success. The Congregation follows the pedagogy of our dear Foundress St. Claudine Thevenet it is a system of prevention that foresees and forestalls faults, giving guidance at the opportune time, enabling the young to live in the present and prepare for the future.

Innovation and progress have been the keywords in our institution and a new era dawned in Waverley with the beginning of class XI, keeping in mind the welfare of the students. It was a real challenge to introduce the two streams i.e Humanities and Commerce.

A plethora of activities, innovative projects and strategies adopted during this academic session, have been inspiring source for an all round development of our students.

The present scenario which is devoid of moral values, communal harmony and non-violence requires and active and vigorous enforcement if right values to make a distinct change in families, society and the world at large.

Thus, CJM Waverley has a vision to fulfill the dream of our St. Claudine who wanted all the women to be trained in such a way that they would exude goodness, faith in God and touch the lives of all the people around them playing the role of a daughter, sister, wife and mother in building happy homes.

I take this privilege to thank you all- dear parents, teachers, non-teaching staff and the helpers for all your hard work and cooperation each day for smooth functioning and growth of the school.

May God bless you and keep you in his loving care.