Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes, Whitefield, aspire to build Communion through quality education, integral human formation, spiritual Orientation, Social Commitment and emotional balance.
The six pioneers Sr. Marie Martha, Sr. Marie Patrick, Sr. Marie Teresita, Sr. Maria Vincentia, Sr. Maria Joanna and Marie Prescilla were sent on a Mission to Whitefield in the year 1933 9th of January to open a convent school. Rev. Fr. Levelle, the parish priest of Whitefield Church invited the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes to start educating the children and care of the sick in the locality.
On the 14 of January an English Medium Primary School started for 12 children. Simultaneously on the 16th of January Kannada Primary School was opened. Classes were conducted in the church premises. Seeing the enthusiasm of the sisters, their personal care for the Students, the people helped to build a small School. In 1938 the Kannada Medium School got permanent recognition. St. Joseph’s Convent Kannada Medium School was the first school to be recognized by the Govt: Divine Providence guides the events in such a way that the sisters generously loved the children, the teaching profession, shared their knowledge, talent, life and resources.
St. Joseph’s Convent Schools have grown in strength and quality education over these 84 years of their establishment. Students after the completion of studies have been well-placed in govt. jobs, entrepreneurship as well as private companies. Regularly the Alumni visit their Alma mater, exchange views, news, experiences with nostalgia. The Management, Principal and the Staff have a Student Friendly atmosphere, appreciation, gratitude and support one another. To all that has been thanks. The foundresses of this great institution, the pioneer’s sisters, the teaching and support staff and the students who have passed through the portals of St. Joseph’s Schools, we recall, remember, cherish and thank.
May the Almighty bless you.