History

THE INCEPTION

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but to enjoy the right things; not merely industrious but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge; not merely pure, but to love purity; not merely just, but to strive for justice.



Dr. Symphorian Keeprath
Bishop of Jalandhar

To realize this towering function of education, Sacred Heart Sen. Sec. School; which stands on the rung of the ladder of excellence today; came into being on 15th April 1982 under the precious patronage of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symphorian Keeprath, Bishop of Jalandhar, when he inaugurated Sacred Heart Boys School with a unique vision of moulding the young generation into intellectually
mature, morally upright and spiritually inspired citizens. His Excellency left for his heavenly abode on May 3, 2015. May his soul rest in eternal peace.


Dr. Anil Jose Thomas
Bishop of Jalandhar

His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Anil Jose Thomas Couto, the Bishop of Jalandhar,succeeded emeritus Bishop Rt.Rev.Dr.Symphorian Keeprath on 16th April 2008 and remained the Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese till 4th August, 2013. Rt. Rev. Bishop’s keen interest,sagacious initiatives in developmental work and relentless efforts to achieve set goals together with his total commitment to his mission are qualities that make him a great educationalist and a living example to be followed.

THE DIOCESE OF JALANDHAR

Owning and conducting a number of convent schools in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, the Diocese of Jalandhar, strives to provide quality education not only in cities but also in remote villages where right to education is denied to many. The Diocese endeavours in its own humble way to further the progress of our nation, which is possible only if all its citizens are educated and enlightened. To ensure an effective administration of the educational institutions of the Diocese of Jalandhar, ‘Diocesan Board of Education’ has been constituted. All the educational, managerial and administrative policies are made by this Board in consultation with the Directors and Principals of its various member institutions.


THE TORCH BEARERS


Fr.Kurian Muttathupadam

In its inceptive stage, the school made a sure and steady progress under the sublime leadership of its founder Principal Rev.Fr.Kurian Muttathupadam. Infact, Rev.Fr.Kurian’s exemplary leadership led the school into unexplored vistas. Starting as an educational institute for boys only, the school magnificently diversified into a co-educational institute in 1989.

Sacred Heart Sen. Sec. School since its inception also has the efficacious and unremitting services of the sisters of the Sacred Heart Congregation. The primary block of the school gained its spell bounding appearance under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Sr. Lylet , the first Sr. Principal of the school and Rev. Fr. Roby Kolenchery, the then Director of the school. The mission was further pursued by Rev. Fr. Charles D’Souza as the new Director.

With her farsighted vision and selfless devotion, Rev. Sr. Sobel took charge of the administration as the principal in the year 1989. Her consistent endeavours coupled with the innovative vision of Rev. Fr. Charles gave a splendid exterior to the K.G. Block & High School building equipped with excellent Science laboratories and library.

The school was further blessed with the experienced and valuable guidance of Rev. Fr. Mathew Nilappana who took up the challenging task of the Director brilliantly and laid the foundation stone of the Senior Secondary Wing offering Non-Medical, Medical and Commerce streams giving students an edge in the realm of technical and industrial education and preparing them for the cut throat competition of the professional world.

On 12th August 1997 Rev. Fr. Davis Alappat took over as the Director of our school. Owing to his tireless labour and sagacious management he made significant contribution in promoting the cause of education. Focusing on academic excellence he always encouraged students in their pursuit of knowledge. His successful tenure of 11 years has been yet another milestone achieved.

Rev. Fr. John Ediyakunnel, took charge of his responsibilities as director of the school on 7th July 2008. An extremely energetic, enthusiastic, diligent and dynamic personality, Rev. Fr. John helped the school to grow from strength to strength. It was under his able guidance and leadership that the ceremonial inauguration and dedication of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church was held on 3rd November, 2012 by His Excellency, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio and Vatican Ambassador to India. The new school auditorium project initiated by him also continues to gain its magnificent shape.

A MOMENTOUS TENURE

With fathomless love, reverence and humility we salute the dedicated and selfless service of Rev. Sr. Sobel who tirelessly worked as the Principal of the school from 1989 to 2010 helping the school touch the acme of glory. The legend of Rev. Sr. Sobel who built a school with people and not school walls is indeed inspiring within the learning community and beyond. Rev. Sister’s 21 long years of able administration, laudable leadership and far sighted vision transformed Sacred Heart Sen. Sec. School into an institution, paramount in the realm of modern education. Each and every pillar of the school is a testimony of Rev. Sr. Sobel’s words and deeds. We pray to God for her robust health and a long blissful life. May she attain success in each and every endeavour of hers as she shoulders her new duties and responsibilities