St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram
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St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School is a Government aided boys educational institution located at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram [Trivandrum] city, Kerala, India. It is one of the oldest schools in the city. It was started by the Catholic diocese and was later taken over by the Society of Jesus. The school was again handed over to the Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Trivandrum in 1998 by the Jesuits and was then aided by the Government of Kerala.
In the late 1960s, it was one of the few schools in Kerala that was offering Latin as a second language and up until 2006, the school never permanently employed a female teaching staff.
The school has a Choir and Chapel, where students of all religion offer prayers. Personality Development Programmes and Summer Camps are conducted. The school encourages sports, especially Basketball and offers financial assistance to participants with strong support from Parent-Teacher Association. Also, the school has a very reputed National Cadet Corps (India) unit. The school conducts the ĵo۰fiesta [a cultural festival] every year, with students participating from schools from all across Thiruvananthapuram.
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