Home Origin and History

Origin & History of Shree Satya Sai Vidyalaya

Late Her Highness, Rajmata Saheba loved children. She had a vision; a dream of a school bearing Shree Satya Sai Baba’s name in Jamnagar, for the children whose welfare and progress meant so much to her.

In 1994, they were 739 children in the Pre Primary (Bal Vikas), Primary and Secondary Divisions (Sai Krishna High School) of the Vidyalaya with a staff of twenty six teachers. The School’s name was changed from Sai Krishna High School to Shree Satya Sai Vidyalaya for Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Divisions and Shree Satya Sai Premalaya for Pre Primary Divisions.

In 1997, the Chairman, His Highness Jamsaheb Shatrushalyasinhji Digvijaysinhji Jadeja appointed Smt. Shalini Tyagi as the Director of Education of both the Trusts – Rajmata Gulabkunverba Education Foundation Trust which runs Shree Satya Sai Vidyalaya and Shree Rajmata Gulabkunverba Saheba of Nawanagar Public Charitable Trust which runs Shree Satya Sai Premalaya. The Chairman introduced a unique and successful system whereby every division – Pre Primary, Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary would have a Head Teacher (Acharya) with academic responsibility in his or her respective division. In the same year, the first batch of Lower Kindergarten was also introduced in the English medium.

In 1997 itself, the Gujarati Medium Higher Secondary General Stream was introduced and the first Higher Secondary Batch passed out with flying colours in 1998. Since then, the Vidyalaya has produced excellent results every year. The Gujarati Medium Science Stream was started in the year 2000 with the First Batch passing out successfully in 2002. The English Medium Science and General Streams were started in the year 2004.

Both the Gujarati and English mediums now have the Science & General streams and have produced results comparable to the best in Gujarat with ranks in the Top Ten of the District every year and even in the Gujarat State. In keeping with the IT age, our students have performed outstandingly, especially in Computer Science and Technology.

In 1998, the Rural Development Educational Programme was started by introducing a fully subsidised Pre-primary and Primary School at Shree Ranjit Farm in Nava Mokhana in Jamnagar district. Presently, there are about 431 students, with 14 teachers.

Today (2015), the Premalaya (Pre – Primary School) has 1010 children with 32 teachers and the Vidyalaya (Primary, Secondary & Higher Secondary Schools) stand at 7,500 students, with 310 teachers.