In 2007 Our Home opened The Good Shepherd School, which provides primary-medium English education for approximately 300 local children. The school offers affordable quality education and is open to students of all religions and ethnic background.
The Good Shepherd operated from two rented buildings in Kavumannam between 2007 and 2011. Each room ran up to 4 classes at once, separated by curtains which made teaching a difficult task. April 2011 bought news that the lease would not be renewed. This left Chacko and Avi in a desperate situation as they struggled with the responsibility they share for the education of local children. Chacko decided to hold back building the boys home and built a new school on the grounds of Our Home instead.
Good Shepherd Public is constantly at maximum enrolment of around 300 students. It is well supported by the local, surrounding communities as its secular nature encourages and supports its diversity. Six large and airy classrooms help to support a happy and healthy learning enviroment for both students and the trained, committed staff of Good Shepherd.
Along with embracing each student and families individual beliefs and circumstance, the schools philosophy also realizes the importance of developing and nurturing the physical and emotional wellbeing of the child. When money is available for materials and teachers, which is unfortunately not often, children are encouraged to participate in non-academic activities such as Karate, Dance, Art and Yoga
Future plans include laying grass for a play ground and building play equipment for the children both of which they have never had.