What You Don’t Know About Regina Mundi School, Goa
50 years ago, there was just laterite rock here as far as the eye could see with not a single blade of grass or tree stirring in the wind until Captain Jones had a near-death experience which led him to donate a huge statue of Mother Mary to the Carmelite church.
The Portuguese government decided to mount the statue on a 42-foot pillar with a circle and four altars surrounding it on 31st May 1961. The Carmelite sisters were keen on observing the construction of the monument so they communicate built a wall with holes for them to watch the proceeding. This statue would be the first and last thing the sailors saw while entering and exiting the harbor.
The monument was inaugurated on the feast of Mary, Queen of the world and Regina Mundi is Latin for Queen of the world.
Br Finn, the first principal of Regina Mundi bought a vintage bus popularly known as a (br Finn’s voice) a Caminhao …. On 7th June, 1971 Br Finn along with two other brothers, 3 teachers, 1 clerk, and 47 students started Regina Mundi School known as RMS.
The school property papers were signed by Br Finn on the bonnet of a car at 2:22 pm on 22nd December 1971.
Did you know the Slattery Football ground was dynamited in order to be leveled?
The strange shape of the classrooms was because
In order to give greater shelter from the rain and the sun, the corridors are zigzag instead of straight.
RMS was one of the first schools to start rainwater harvesting
These are some fun facts about our beloved school whose legacy lives on even after 50 years. What were your most cherished memories of Regina Mundi? Let us know in the comments section and share this video with your old RMS friends!