The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes was founded in the year 1843 by six young peasant girls who had a special experience of God, which urged them to live together a life of contemplation, thus living in Communion, they became sensitive to the needs of people around. They responded enthusiastically to the call to educate children, to care for the sick, poor and the needy and to undertake many other forms of services according to the needs of the people around them without any discrimination. Through the ages the Sisters persevered in their mission with faith in God, heroic courage and optimism even in moments of great difficulties, opposition and challenges.
The Educational Institutions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes are inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and are guided by the socio-economic and political goals enshrined in the Constitution of India. All our educational, vocational, technical Institutions founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes have the same vision.
Mother Marie Des Anges the Patroness of our Education Ministry.
Thanks to Mother Marie Des Anges under whose guidance our early sisters entered into the teaching ministry. To commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Marie Des Anges the SJT Education Day is celebrated on the 26th of November every year.
OUR SJT VISION:
We the Sisters of St Joseph of Tarbes radically share the Vision and Mission of Jesus “Father, May they all be one”. John 17:21
OUR SJT MISSION :
To mould young individuals, to be intellectually enlightened, morally upright, spiritually inspired and socially committed people, emotionally balanced, skill-based youth to serve the society in the twenty first century.
OUR OBJECTIVES :
|FULL HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS||To enable every student to tend towards wholeness.|
|To inculcate in every student a sense of values both human and spiritual, leading her/him To the Ultimate Reality – God.|
|ENLIGHTENED COMMITMENT||To lead every student to selfless love and service.|
|To help every person to become an agent of justice, peace, reconciliation and liberation.|
|THE INSTITITUTION||To build an academic community of freedom, respect and mutual service.|
The Nilgiri Society has a College for women and 5 Schools in 3 communities. Importance is given for the poor and the Catholic children of the locality. SJT Sisters also work in 3 Diocesan School.
SJT Education Institutions
|Sl. No||Name of the Institution||Address||Year of Establishment||Phone||Email Id|
Providence College for Women (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D)
|Providence College for Women, Spring field, Coonoor, 643104 The Nilgiris||1966||
|2||St Joseph’s Convent Anglo Indian Girl’s Higher Secondary School||St Joseph’s A.I. Girl’s Higher Secondary School Mount Road Coonoor. 643101||
|3||St Joseph’s Special School (For the Mentally challenged children)||St. Joseph’s Special School, Alampatti, Sedapatti Road, Thirali-post, Thirumangalam -Tk, Madurai- Dist, 625 706 TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA||
|4||St Joseph’s Matriculation School||St Joseph’s Matriculation School, Alampatti, Sedapatti Road, Thirali-post, Thirumangalam-Tk, Madurai- Dist, 625 706 TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA||
St Joseph’s Convent Nursery and Primary School
|St Joseph’s Convent Nursery and Primary School
Thirunelveli – 627359
|6||St Joseph’s Convent School (ICSE stream)||St Joseph’s Convent School
Mount Road Coonoor 643101
The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
Non SJT Education Institutions
|Sl. No||Name of the Institution||Address||Name of the Diocese|
|1||St Mary’s RC Primary School|| Eduthukatti, Thirukkalachery 609312
Nagai Dt, Tamil Nadu
|2||RC Middle School||Mahindi Michaelpattinam
Ramnad Dt. 623706
|3||RC Primary School||RC Primary School Doddagajanur, Thalavadi 638461
Erode Dt. Tamil nadu