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Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Higher Secondary school, Tangasseri

Producing Intellectual Elites by Providing Joyful Learning Experience

The Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Boys School was established in 1940 by the visionary and saintly Bishop Jerome M. Fernandez , to cater to the education of the Anglo Indian Community, the then predominant community of the area. The School is situated in Tangasseri, which was a stronghold of western culture with a historical background of ancient Portuguese, Dutch and English settlements.

The School offers all round personality development to the students and help them grow gracefully in the knowledge and understanding of themselves in relation to others and to God.

The school has mainly five sections, right from the LKG to Plus-2. Each section is under a separate teacher who in turn has to report to the Principal. The school upholds a tradition of excellence not only in academics but also in athletics, sports and games.

Generally admissions are done for LKG, UKG, Std . I & Std. II. However, in certain exceptional cases admissions are sanctioned to other classes also. Registration for LKG, UKG and other classes starts in October. Admission for the registered candidates in April.

Our Vision

To create a society of progressive, thinking individuals who will contribute to the intellectual development of the global community by initiating positive changes in the social fabric. As Catholic Christian educators, we challenge and strive to empower all students to become increasingly aware of their basic self worth, making every effort to help them achieve their potential in spiritual formation, learning, and leadership, service to God and to the community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We aim for the total development of the child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. To provide the finest quality education that will evolve in step with the changes that takes place globally in the fields of education, science, commerce and arts.

Our Motto

The motto “ORA ET LABORA” (“Prayer and Work”) reminds every teacher and every student of IJHSS that faithfulness to one’s duties of life is a necessary consequence of one’s raising of hearts to God. Prayer and work must go hand in hand.

March ahead confidently holding fast to the vision and mission, in unison with the motto of the school and success is yours.

IJHSS History

Three score and a decade ago the Saintly Bishop of Quilon,Founder of school Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M. Fernandez Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M. Fernandez invoked the light of Infant Jesus into the formation of an educational institution 'Infant Jesus Anglo-Indian School' to cater to the educational needs of the masses, particularly to those of the Anglo-Indian Community among whose residences the school is situated at Tangasseri. The historic Tangasseri, replenished by the rich touches of the Dutch, the Portuguese and the English settlements, houses the school that bears, in a wider sense, the glory of the West and the East.

The geographic profile of Tangasseri in the southwest of Quilon is of a promontory lulled with affection by the waves of the Arabian sea waves. The ancient Light House, a landmark of Quilon is guide to the navigators and an attractive tourist spot of Quilon. The Light House beam flashes over the school that looks over to the blue Arabian Sea surging and heaving with many a tale to tell us. The school communicates with the great sea and shares in unspoken language the mysterious secrets the city, yet easily reachable. The Tangasseri Fort Wall preserved by the Archaeological Former manager Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph G. Fernandez Department and the Sand Stone Arch gate (Elephant Gate) that marks the entry point to the proper Tangasseri reflect the European presence. The ancient Bishop House at a stone’s throw away from the school is an epitome of the spiritual and educational tradition of Quilon Diocese, first of its kind in Asia and one of the few to receive the imprint of St. Thomas who is believed to have sailed to Kerala in 52 A.D. and truths of the by-gone ages. The school is sheltered from the sick hurry of the city, yet easily reachable. The Tangasseri Fort Wall preserved by the Archaeological Department and the Sand Stone Arch gate (Elephant Gate) that marks the entry point to the proper Tangasseri reflect the European presence. The ancient Bishop House at a stone’s throw away from the school is an epitome of the spiritual and educational tradition of Quilon Diocese, first of its kind in Asia and one of the few to receive the imprint of St. Thomas who is believed to have sailed to Kerala in 52 A.D.

Bishop Joseph G. Fernandez who patronized the school after the founder-patron Jerome Fernandez for about 23 years nourished the steady growth of the school. The present Patron and Manager of our school Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman, the Bishop of Quilon is our guiding light. An educationist and former principal of Fatima Mata National College, Kollam, His Excellency’s vision for IJAIHSS has been taking the school to unconquered heights for the past one decade. The Principal, Rev. Dr. Silvie Antony, a dedicated teacher and an outstanding administrator, guides the teachers and students in the confident march.

Now the school, with a strength of 3805 students and 150 staff, is gearing up Present manager Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman to celebrate it’s platinum jubilee in the year 2015. We, the Infant Jesus family remember with gratitude the former Local Managers and all the Principals who have left their footprints in the history of this institution. The school has a vibrant Alumni Association which is a stronghold for all our endeavours. Our prided Alumni comprises cine artistes Suresh Gopi and Mukesh; Olympian athlete Late. Suresh Babu; Sunny Varkey, world’s largest provider of private education; Alphonse Earayil IPS, former DGP of Kerala; George Alexander, MD Muthoot.

The Infant Jesus Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School is situated in Tangasseri, to the south of Quilon, in Kerala State. With a historical background of the ancient Dutch, Portuguese and English settlements, this school still continues to impart education in the traditional English style.

The School was founded in 1940, by the then Bishop of Quilon, the late Dr. Jerome M. Fernandez, to cater to the predominant community at that time in Tangasseri, the Anglo Indians.

Bishop Joseph G. Fernandez, the former Bishop of Quilon was Manager of the school for 23 years. Under his leadership the school earned a name for quality education. Today under the present Manager, Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman, the Bishop of Quilon, a noted educationist, this school is heading towards greater heights, catering to the changing trends of modern society.

The inception of the Plus-2 section was in the year 1989. A significant advancement was the admission of girls to the Plus-2 course from May 2003 and gradually the admissions were open to girls in all the other classes too.

The academic curriculum is rich in content and provides the intellectual approach for the development of student potential and awareness. Holistic education is promoted by co-curricular activities in arts and dramatics, athletics, sports, games, yoga, music and speech and language training in a state-of-the-art Language Laboratory. To make learning a real life experience and to help children understand and never forget what they have learned, Smart Classes, Maths Lab, Science Lab Robotics and Science Kits are introduced.

The school is designed for value-oriented education and for developing self-reliance, maturity, clarity of thought and proficiency and excellence in each student. The school is reputed to be one of the very best centres in Kerala for English education. The vast majority of the Plus-2 graduates secure admission to professional courses.

Now the school, with a strength of 4500 students and 185 staff has Rev. Dr. Silvie Antony as the Principal.