The Origin and Growth of St. Joseph's Girls’ High School

The Congregation of the sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes was founded in France 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 the people around and responded enthusiastically to their call to educate children & care for the sick. Later they responded to other forms of service. Their main aim in Education was to ensure the Christian formation of youth and to help the poor.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes was established in the year 1882.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes started a primary school for the Indian Girls in 1899 in a house donated by Smt. Rajamma Thamboo Chetty. Since then the school came to be known as R.T.C. Girls’ School .In 1944 Mother Stanislaus was in charge of the higher classes l, ll and lll Forms and later in the same year, inspired by God, Mother Maurice took over the school as the first Headmistress of the R.T.C. High School.

During the course of time R.T.C. High School came to be known as St. Joseph’s Convent Girls’ High School. As the years rolled by, the school witnessed immense growth and witnessed the silver Jubilee Celebration in 1968. With the fast speeding years and growing numbers the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 1994 and Platinum Jubilee in the year 2019.