The School of the Good Shepherd, affiliated to The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE-Affiliation No. 930703) was started at Nalumukku, Pettah Trivandrum in 2002 as a co-education school attached to the Good Shepherd Kindergarten. Standard I, II and III were started in 2005 in a rented building at Pettah.
The School at Lakeside Akkulam, Trivandrum is situated on a panoramic hill slope by the side of the Akkulam Lake, a beauty spot with in the city limits and just a kilometre away from the famous children's Park at Akkulam and from the Kazhakoottam - Kovalam bypass Road.
The foundation stone for the School of the Good Shepherd was laid at Lakeside, Akkulam on 19th May, 2005. Construction was completed by November and standards I to VI were shifted to this present venue on 23-11-2005. Standards VII and VIII were added in 2006. The CBSE accorded affiliation to the School in January 2007 (Code No.930703). Students to Class IX were admitted during the Year 2007-2008. The very first batch of 25 Class X students appeared for the Board Examination in 2008-2009 and produced result of Cent percent pass. Affiliation to the senior Secondary level was obtained in April 2009 and Std. XI was started in 2009. Presently we have Science and Commerce streams in the Senior Secondary classes.
We adopted the new emblem for our school in the beginning of the academic year 2005-2006. The Emblem is symbolic of the ideals for which the school has been founded. The hooked staff inside the emblem stands for the long staff shepherds carry when they take their sheep to feed. It symbolises love, care, and discipline. The burning lamp at the top and the open book inside are popular symbols of sacrifice and knowledge. The motto "Lead Me On" is a prayer to the Good Shepherd to seek divine wisdom, guidance, care and protection to choose the right path to go forward in life.
AFFILIATION NO. – 930703
AFFILIATION STATUS – PROVISIONAL
NOC NO. & DATE OF ISSUE – 47547/N3/2005/G.Edn dated 24/08/2005
NAME OF TRUST : GOOD SHEPHERD EDUCATIONAL TRUST
TRUST VALIDITY PERIOD – INDIAN TRUST ACT – VALID TILL 11/06/2040