St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School (Cuddalore)
|St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School
Cuddalore, 607001, India
|Motto||Labor omnia vincit|
|School board||Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education|
|Number of students||10000 (approx)|
|Colour(s)||WhiteSandal and Brown|
St. Joseph's High School which was started in 1868. This school was elevated into a college in 1884 through the efforts of Father Tarbes and was affiliated to the University of Madras. The District - Gazetteer, Cuddalore District has recorded that the prime educational institution and the only college in the District in the 19th century was the St. Joseph's College. It once again became a High School in 1909 due to the financial constraints.
Since then there have been several attempts to revitalize the college.The college was reborn as the St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science in 1991. The college was inaugurated on 11 October 1991, at a stately function presided over by Bhishma Narain Singh, the then Governor of Tamil Nadu.
The School bears the Motto Labor omnia vincit, meaning "Hard work conquers all".
- 1852 The site "Colonel Garden" acquired by Mgr.Bonand, D.D. Vicar Apostolic of Pondy.
- 1868 Inauguration of St.Joseph's High School through the effort of Rev. Fr. L. Renevier,the First Principal.
- 1884 St.Joseph's raised to the status of a Second Grade College with Humanities and Mathematics.
- 1909 Downgraded to the status of High School.
- 1957 St.Joseph's Industrial School inaugurated.
- 1962 St.Joseph's Hostel inaugurated.
- 1968 Completion of a century.
- 1969 Centenary celebrations
- 1979 Upgraded into a Higher Secondary School.
- 1982 St.Joseph's Nursery School started.
- 1984 Sports Authority of India adopts the School for promotion of sports activities.
- 1988 Industrial School becomes Industrial Training Institute(I.T.I).
- 1991 St.Joseph's College of Arts and Science inaugurated by Bhisma Narain Singh, Governor of Tamil Nadu.
St. Joseph's College is a legacy of the 19th century, handed down to us by the venerable fathers of the Society of the Foreign Mission of Paris. Its nucleus was the St. Joseph's High School which was started in 1868 A.D. This School was elevated into a college in 1884 A.D., through the efforts of Father Tarbes and was affiliated to the University of Madras. The District - Gazetteer, South Arcot District has recorded that the prime educational institution and the only college in the District in the 19th century was the St. Joseph's College. It once again became a High School in 1909 due to the financial and other constraints. Since then there have been several attempts to revitalize the college. The dream became a reality when the college was reborn as the St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science in 1991. The college was inaugurated on 11th October 1991, at a stately function presided over by His Excellency Bhishma Narain Singh, the then Governor of Tamil Nadu through the efforts of Rev Fr R Ratchagar, the then secretary of the college. The college obtained Permanent Affiliation on 08.02.2008 the Autonomous status on 09.06.2008 and the reaccreditation status 'A' Grade on 16. 09.2011 by the NAAC under able and stable governance of Rev Fr Dr I Ratchagar, the present secretary of the college. The college obtained Minority Status in 2012 from the Minority Commission.
- 1993 Completion of one Hundred and Twenty Five years.
- 1994 Post-Centennial Silver Jubilee Celebrations.
- Men and Women academically and technically equipped to steer the Nation along the path of progress and peace.
- Men and Women who will free the Nation from the clutches of sectarianism and parochialism
- Wholesome and integral Education that will help the students to find their footings in life.
- Ethical and social values that will help the students to brave up to the challenges of the Nation.
- Human and community values that will help the students in building up the solidarity of all Indians.
- Rev.Fr. L. Reneuvier 1868–1872
- Rev.Fr. Seegmuller 1872–1873
- Rev.Fr. Bottero 1873–1875
- Rev.Fr. Tarbes 1875–1888
- Rev.Fr. J. M.Bertho 1888–1895
- Rev.Fr. Durier 1895–1898
- Rev.Fr. J. M.Bertho 1898–1906
- Rev.Fr. P. Verdure 1906–1934
- Rev.Fr. Mirande 1934–1936
- Rev.Fr. P.A. Swamikannu Interim
- Rev.Fr. H. Escande 1937–1941
- Rev.Fr. H. Cailleauit 1942
- Rev.Fr. A.M. Gnanapragasam 1942–1961
- Rev.Fr. M. Peter 1961–1981
- Rev.Fr. R. Ratchagar 1981–1997
- Rev.Fr. G. Peter Rajendiran 1997–2002
- Rev.Fr. V. Aruldass 2002–2007
- Rev.Fr. V. Agnel 2007 -2013
- Rev.Fr. G. Peter Rajendiran 2013- Till Date
Known for its infrastructure, St.Joseph's High School has the following amenities:
- Playground (2 foot ball,2 hockey,6 volley ball,6 basket ball,2 batmiton,6 ko ko ,400 mtr track & etc)
- School buses
The School has some of the best high school lab facilities in the country. The Biology lab and the Chemistry lab is well-equipped and large in size. St. Joseph Higher Secondary School has two computer labs with multimedia projector, scanner and printers, and one internet lab where both students and teachers can explore the Internet.
- Computer Science
Sports has been at the forefront of the School ever since its establishment.It is noted for its excellent facilities and strong focus on sports such as football and basketball and placing equal importance on academics. The school has often been referred to as the "Karnal Thottam".
The activities of the school are tailored to give every child the opportunity to become a holistic individual with a balanced view of life and to use their potential to excel in the fields for which he has the aptitude.
Spirituality is encouraged by imparting faith education through moral science classes from Std I to XII. Social service is encouraged by getting the students to be members of National Cadet Corps, and Red Cross volunteers. The experience of working in the community contributes to the students’ understanding of community issues. A lot of emphasis is given to sports and physical education by organizing training, coaching and competitions between classes, etc. fostering team work and fairness in competitions.
- D. S. Amalorpavadass a third-world theologian who played a vital role in the renewal of life and mission of the Roman Catholic Church in India.
- L.Pugazhendi Ex.Member of Tamil Nadu legislative assembly
- V. Vaithilingam Former chief-minister of Pondicherry
- Thomas Rathnam.B.E, BGL, Film Music Composer, Writer, Publisher & Industrialist,
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