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.
Three score and a decade ago the Saintly Bishop of Quilon,
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 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 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.
About the emblem
On the top are the Latin word Ex Ore Infantium perfecisti laudem which means ‘Out of the mouth of children you have perfect praise’. It could also be translated:
1. Thou hast made children sound aloud thy praise.
2. Out of the mouth of babes and suckling thou hast perfected praise.
In the centre of the shield is the Lamp. It symbolizes the learning for which you have come to school. It is also in keeping with the spirit of the Motto, because it is a remainder to “Let your light shine before men that it may glorify your Heavenly Father” Mathew 5:16
On the left side you see a book on the right side you see letters Ave Maria with stars. Both these are symbols of the Houses into which the school is divided .The book is the Rule Book of St. John Berchmans and it stands for the heroic obedience of the patron saint of the House of Berchamans. The Ave Maria and the stars signify our Lady Help of Christians, the special protectress of St. Don Bosco who is the patron of the house of bosco .The little cross on the top of the shield is to remind you that small and big crosses will always be with us in life .
The latin words “Ora et Labora” which means “Pray and work” .Prayer in a broad sense is “Raising the mind to God” (St John Damascene).In its broadest sense prayer is “speaking with God” (St.Gregory of Nyssa,St.Augustine and St.Jerome) St.John Climacus says “Prayer considered in its essence is a conversation and Union between God and Man”. The most comprehensive definition of prayer is “Praying means raising our heart to God to praise Him and Thank or ask something of Him”