St.Joseph's School, Trichy
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St. Josephs Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School is a government aided school in Trichy run by the sisters of the convent. The motto of the school is excelsior – aim higher and higher. It is one of the most reputed schools in Tamil Nadu.
This school is one of the convent schools  in Tamil Nadu, India. Convent included the education of the youth as a part of the religious community mainly to educate the girls. The combination of divine design and dedicated work of visionaries forced into existence the convent schools. The main motive of these schools is to guide the students in becoming an emotionally balanced and intelligent, realizing god and morally upright individuals. The medium of instruction is English. The second language offered includes Tamil, Hindi and French. The school has high academic excellence and merits, producing qualified persons, spread throughout the universe.
The forerunner of the St. Josephs Convent schools was St. Ann’s Convent Schools which the bishop established with the help of the sisters of St. Joseph of the apparition from France. On 1 April 1862 he opened St. Joseph’s Convent School, an English Medium School for girls, the first of its kind in the Malabar region. Mother Claudine Echernier was the force behind establishing the school. Mother Veronica of the Passion who was an English Anglican convert and a sister of St. Joseph of the Apparition was the superior of the convent and headmistress of the school. After Independence the school was designated as an Anglo-Indian School.
The activities of the school are tailored to give every child the opportunity to become a holistic individual with a balanced view of life and to use her potential to excel in the fields for which she has the aptitude. Spirituality is encouraged by imparting faith education through moral science classes from Std I to XII. Social service is encouraged by getting the students to be members of National Cadet Corps, Girl Guides and Red Cross volunteers. The experience of working in the community contributes to the students’ understanding of community issues. A lot of emphasis is given to sports and physical education by organizing training, coaching and competitions between classes, etc. fostering team work and fairness in competitions. The students participate in inter school competitions and have won many accolades. Artistic expression and eloquence are nurtured by encouraging students to take part in recitation, elocution, mono-act, essay/story writing, singing and music during the literary hour. There are also numerous classes offered during the week such as Guitar class, Home management class that improves the culinary skills, Piano class, Singing class, carnatic music class and interior decoration class. In all the activities the students perform to the best of their ability and in a fair manner thus experiencing the true meaning of participation and team work. This in turn contributes to the development of an integrated personality.
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