About to IJMHSS!

The History of the living pyramid of Tirupur

Give and not count the cost,
Fight and not heed the wound,
Toil and not seek the rest.


The Chronology of Infant Jesus Matriculation Higher Secondary School goes back to the previous century. It is quite interesting to unearth the facts and figures of the birth and origin of IJMHSS the living pyramid.

REV. FR. DHARMNATHAR 1963-1986.

"Every man is the architect of his own future" This little Japan, as called by many referring to its growing trade in the field of hosiery needed a good educational institution, with English as the medium of instruction. Envisaging this fact Rev.Fr.Dharmanathar the then Correspondent and Headmaster of Bishop Ubagarasamy Higher Secondary School started St.Thomas Preparatory in the year 1966. Students who passed out of V std. were directly admitted to the VI std in Bishop School. Thus the aspiration of many who yearned that their childern should be instructed in the medium of English, came true. He nurtured and tended the school being its foster father and brought forth the fruits of his labour, fulfilling his mission till his tenure in 1986.

REV. FR. PANCRAS 1986-1990.

Kahlil Gibran says, "The vision of one man lends not its wings to another man",yet it is believed that faith of one's spirit kindles the flame of another in radiance that illumines the world.... Thus the school continued to grow in dimensions under the dynamism of Rev.Fr.Pancras. During this period he constructed a new block with twelve classrooms to cater to the increasing strength of the school.

Life is a relay race,
Where one generation hands over the torch to the next.

REV. FR.G. JOSEPH FELIX 1990-1996.

A visionary, an able and enthusiastic personality in Rev. Fr. Joseph Felix, emerging from Carmel Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, created a similar school with the reputation for its rigorous academic standards. As the saying goes "The Secret of success is constancy of purpose", he proposed his idea of a Matriculation School to the then Bishop of Coimbatore. MOST.REV.DR.M.AMBROSE DD.DCL., who readily accepted and named it Infant Jesus Matriculation School and gave a get go to Rev. Fr. Joseph Felix, who in turn founded Infant Jesus Matriculation School in the year 1992 with just 16 students in the sixth standard. He constructed a new block with eleven classrooms, which was blessed and opened by the then Bishop of Coimbatore MOST REV. DR. M. AMBROSE DD.DCL. on 30.10.1993. He witnessed the steady growth of the school and extended it till standard IX, handed over the torch of his relay to Rev. Fr. A. L. Sundarraj who was his socius during his first tenure in Bishop school.

REV. FR. A. L. SUNDARRAJ 1996-1997.

By and large Infant Jesus had grown up to a tree and required a workaholic to tend and nurture it. In the able hands of Rev.Fr. A.L.Sundarraj, who took over as the first principal of Infant Jesus in June 1996, till then it was under the correspondent of BUHSS. Henceforth this school became an independent full fledged Matriculation School and came to be called as Infant Jesus Matriculation School from standards I to X. "Gratitude is the memory of heart" as the saying goes the name St. Thomas Preparatory was retained for Kinder Garten, as it is still called. One cannot forget the yeoman services rendered by him to the institution. Rev. Fr. A.L. Sundarraj with the aid of the committed teachers produced cent percent result with the very first batch of 22 students in the Matric Examination, all passing in first class. Until then the school which was in the backwaters came to the shore of prominence and gained recognition in the society.

REV. FR. A. PAULRAJ 1997-2004.

You cannot cross a great chasm in two steps, You ought to take one great leap. The above saying became true in the young, energetic and exuberant personality of Rev.Fr.A.Paulraj who took over as the Principal of IJMHSS from August 1997 to May 2004. This period in the history of IJMHSS can be rightly called as THE GOLDEN AGE OF IJMHSS Tirupur. The progress of the school gained momentum and development accelerated in leaps and bounds. In the year 1998 he constructed the first floor of the Matric Block adding ten classrooms to the school. In the same year Matriculation was upgraded to Higher Secondary with 48 Students in three groups. In the first batch of the +2, our school stood first among all the schools in Tirupur town. Then in the year 1999 he completed another block consisting of twelve classrooms on the first floor of the Primary block. With unflinching faith and unfaltering courage he extended the construction of a KINDER GARTEN block consisting of six classrooms in 2002. A very big Exam Hall to accommodate about 250 students of twelfth and tenth was constructed in 2004.

 

All the buildings constructed by Rev. Fr. A. Paulraj was blessed and inaugurated by the then Bishop of Coimbatore, MOST REV. DR. M. AMBROSE DD.DCL. During his period the strength of the school grew up tremendously, admissions poured in, and he appointed qualified and dedicated teachers. When he took over as the Principal, the strength of the school was one short of a thousand, and by June 2004 it mounted up almost to about two and a half thousand. With the fruits of his hard work and the cooperation of the committed staff community 100 percent result in the Matric. and +2 board exams has continued like history repeating itself.

Dr. M. Ambrose D.C.L. Bishop of Coimbatore.(1981 - 2002)

REV. FR. A. HENRY DANIEL 2004-2006:

One can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Entered Rev.Fr.Henry Daniel in June 2004, who, without resting on its previous laurels, was on an endless pursuit of attaining complete purpose of education. He kept the flag of Infant Jesus flying high adding feather upon feather to the Crown of Infant Jesus. In the very same year of his taking over as the principal he was put into the task of conductingZONAL SPORTS for boys and girls successfully. Taking into consideration the basic amenities of the students he constructed a hygienic Lavatory for them. Being content with the performance in the academic fields he opened up new avenues such as the introduction of MUSIC and YOGA, which was widely accepted and acquired the appreciation and admiration of the parents too.

 

In the year 2005 he completed the construction of a spacious yoga hall which was blessed and opened by MOST REV, DR. THOMAS AQUINAS M.A. DCL., the Bishop of Coimbatore, on 05-10-2005. In order to bring out the imaginative and creative talents of the students, Rev. Fr. Henry Daniel conducted an Exhibition in ARTS & SCIENCE on 11th and 12th of Jan. 2006. This was a grand success. Around 25 schools from Tirupur town visited our stalls and all appreciated it. During his tenure the SCHOOL MAGAZINE was published for the first time.



REV. FR. MARIA JOSEPH 2006-2011.

You cannot cross a great chasm in two steps, You ought to take one great leap. The above saying became true in the young, energetic and exuberant personality of Rev.Fr.A.Paulraj who took over as the Principal of IJMHSS from August 1997 to May 2004. This period in the history of IJMHSS can be rightly called as THE GOLDEN AGE OF IJMHSS Tirupur. The progress of the school gained momentum and development accelerated in leaps and bounds. In the year 1998 he constructed the first floor of the Matric Block adding ten classrooms to the school. In the same year Matriculation was upgraded to Higher Secondary with 48 Students in three groups. In the first batch of the +2, our school stood first among all the schools in Tirupur town. Then in the year 1999 he completed another block consisting of twelve classrooms on the first floor of the Primary block. With unflinching faith and unfaltering courage he extended the construction of a KINDER GARTEN block consisting of six classrooms in 2002. A very big Exam Hall to accommodate about 250 students of twelfth and tenth was constructed in 2004.

REV. FR. A. PAULRAJ 2011.

THE BEST PLACE TO SUCCEED IS WHERE YOU ARE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE - Charles. M. Schwab. The torch of IJMHSS Tirupur was handed over to the able hands of Rev. Fr. A Maria Joseph in June 2006. As the saying goes "A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP", Rev. Fr. A. Maria Joseph was shouldered with an Herculean task of conducting the TIRUPUR EDUCATIONAL DISTRICT SPORTS MEET for High school, Matric & Hr. Sec. Schools boys and girls of Tirupur, Avinashi, Sulur, Mettupalayam Zone & DIVISIONAL SPORTS MEET for the educational districts of Pollachi, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Coonoor, Guddalure. His successful completion was a proof of his abilities and foresight. That was only a beginning of the first step of a thousand miles. INNOVATIONS CANNOT BE SUPPPRESSED BY ANY RESTRICTIONS. - APJ ABDUL KALAM now in the MICRO SOFT era the next is the launching of the web site of IJMHSS Tirupur, another landmark in the history of the school. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH HIM - BIBLE, thus with God's blessing Rev. Fr. A Maria Joseph continues to make IJMHSS exist in the knit city excelling not only in the academic spheres but also in giving an all round development to its products to be creative constructors of the society.

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