“Education is a liberating force, and in our age it is also a democratizing force, cutting across the barriers of caste and class, smoothing out inequalities imposed by birth and other circumstances.” -Indira Gandhi
The congregation of the Sisters of St.Joseph of Tarbes was founded in the year 1843, in France, by six young peasant girls, who had a special divine experience of God, which urged them to live together with a life of contemplation, and thus living in communion, they became sensitive to the needs of the people around; and responded enthusiastically to the divine call, and continued to educate the children and cared for the sick, the poor and the needy.
Through the ages, the sisters preserving their mission of service, continued their heroic, courageous and optimistic call to serve the marginalized and neglected groups, under the patronage of St. Joseph.
Drawing the examples of Jesus Christ and following the objectives and goals of the constitution of India, the educational institutions of the sisters of St Joseph of Tarbes, coheres the path of affinity and solidarity.
Keeping the motto, ‘May we all be one’, the congregation strives to mould and build a better society, by providing favourable and spiritual education to all the individuals. In other words, contemplating on how ‘education is what remains after everything is forgotten’, the community imparts the pedagogy of learning and attempts to shape every individual in a mature and better person.
Since its inception, St Joseph’s Convent Girls’ High School(1944) and St Joseph’s PU College for Girls (2009), the institutions strives to deliver inspirational and holistic education to all our students. We believe, that every person has the right to procure quality education, and achieve right opportunities for their tomorrows. Thus our institutions remain steadfast to this central commitment to all our Josephites.
The education of female Children has been linked to their empowerment. We, at Tarbes, focus on equity, and nurture diversity to our economically poor and backward students. By this equity, the institution is rendering great service to the families of disadvantage, and to the society. It is a formation of hope to many aspiring young minds and parents. This fellowship of care and help renders new meaning to many young minds.
The institutions have diverse and various activities in the campus. NCC and Guides, Inter- school competitions, sports and community services, different clubs and associations, are available to encourage students creativity and talents.
The institutions offers its Josephites a clean, spacious and healthy environment. The campus has excellent infrastructure with a student friendly ambience, that provides a suitable atmosphere for learning. A well-equipped library, with physical and digital accessibility is also available.
The Institution is blessed with a team of vibrant teaching faculty, whose hard work, team spirit and commitment is commendable in shaping the lives of our students who not only impart quality and holistic education, but also Christian, moral and human values to make the young minds to become strong women, ready to face many new challenges.
We are grateful and proud, of all the successes and achievements the institution has made under the able leaders, since its inception. A due of acknowledgement to all our former principals and head mistresses for bringing laurels to the institution.
This Institution continues to bring in the best among the students with an efficient academic approach, instilling discipline and hard work, social commitment and dedication to recognise the other as their fellow being, which is the reflection of our charism of COMMUNION and shape them to be true citizens of our nation.
During this global pandemic time, considering the many challenges and changes the future holds in store, education appears to be an indispensable tool to attain the ideals of peace, freedom and social justice. Education, of course, is not a miracle, or a magic or a key to the problems of the world, but it is nevertheless one of the principle means to foster a deeper and more harmonious form of human development and, thereby reduces poverty, exclusion, ignorance, oppression and war.
Global pandemic became an era of learning. The novel virus left unprecedented challenges and questions and repressed many futures to float. We need to seize this time of trail as a time of choice…a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track.
At the end let us remember that education is a priceless gift. You and me are fortunate to be here in this abode of light and knowledge. So let us continue to carry on our responsibilities towards our society and nation.
God bless us all.