Claudine lived through the horrors of the French Revolution and was profoundly affected by the brutal execution of two “of her brothers, which she witnessed at the young age of 19. The miseries of her time and a deep experience of the active goodness of God urged her to make Jesus and Mary known and loved by means of Christian Education, with a preference for the young, and among these for the poor. This ideal of Claudine remains the aim of the Congregation. Sharing in this mission we also have the ‘Family of Jesus and Mary’, an organization of Lay collaborators.”
The Congregation, founded in France in 1818, is today present in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and Latin America with the General ate in Rome. In India we have 3 Provinces: Pune, Delhi and Vadodara. The Pune Province extends over Maharashtra and Goa and has a diversity of apostolates. In the cities the Congregation has established 9 English Medium High Schools, a Marathi Medium Primary School, a school for the mentally challenged, a Teacher Training Institute, Open Schools, a Retreat House and a Boarding for street children. The sisters also collaborate in the Pastoral field with Faith Education, Youth Groups and Small Christian Communities.
In the rural areas of Ahmednagar and Goa – dispensaries, Boarding’s and non-formal education centres serve the needy and the underprivileged. Emphasis is given for empowerment of women with the establishment of Mahila Mandals. Also, various ‘Learn and earn’ courses are offered which include Home Nursing, Typing, Computer Classes, Rexene Bag making, Tailoring, knitting and Embroidery that encourage women to be self-sufficient and self-reliant.
Photograph of pupils and teachers of the Convent School at Pune (Poona) in Maharashtra from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: “India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873.
This image of pupils and teachers gathered in the courtyard in front of the school was probably shown at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873.
Many convent schools in India were set up by missionaries during the ninteenth century. One of those in the Pune area was St. Joseph’s which was run by the nuns of Jesus and Mary.
St. Anne's Our Patronnes
Anne and Joachim were the parents of the Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. St. Anne was born in the city of Nazareth and educated in the temple of the Lord. Her family belonged to the tribe of Levi. The meaning of the word ANNA in Hebrew is ‘grace’.
St. Anne was a lovely, learned, discreet and reverent lady. These qualities made her an outstanding person. She was well educated, having studied the history and geography of Israel, along with mathematics and natural sciences. Joachim and Anne were fond of both, books and music. In the evening, they read together, or Anne sang while her husband accompanied her on the harp
St. Anne was faithful in her attendance in the temple and to the poor. She had a great gift of nursing the sick both in body and mind. Those in pain and distress frequently called on her for help and were never denied. All this she did, not only as part of her duty, but gladly, welcoming it as a way in which she could serve the people and, through them, her God. St. Anne was a great educator, as well as a devoted wife, dedicated mother and a privileged grandmother.
St. Anne’s High School, situated in Camp Pune, is a Convent English Medium School. It is recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and follows S.S.C. Board syllabus.
St. Anne’s High School is a Girl’s School which was established in 1860. There was also the Convent of Jesus and Mary, an Anglo – Indian School. In June 1960, the Convent of Jesus & Mary was amalgamated with St. Anne’s High School. Today St. Anne’s has a strength of 2200+ children.
St. Anne’s High School which has been established by the Provincial Society of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, Pune, is a Christian Minority Institution, which aims primarily at the education of the Catholic Community and the preservation of the Catholic faith and religious practices.
Preference in admission to the school will be given to Catholic children. Admission will, however, be open to children of other communities without distinction of caste or creed.
With a view to preserving our Catholic faith, classes in religion will be conducted and it will be obligatory for Catholic children to attend these classes.
With the motto “With God for God” the school stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character- formation, based on the love of God and the service of His people, as modelled on the person of Jesus Christ.
We are an essentially apostolic community whose special mission is to make God known and loved, according to the charisma of our Founders, St. Claudine Thevenet.
IT IS THE AIM OF OUR SCHOOL TO BRING ABOUT THE TOTAL AND ALL – ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD AS A PERSON – HER PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, MORAL, AESTHETIC, ACADEMIC, INTELLECTUAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL GROWTH – SO AS TO FORM GIRLS WITH INTEGRATED PERSONALITIES.
While taking into consideration the personal needs of the individual and also that of the changing world of today, it is our belief, that while we strive for the spiritual and human formation of the pupil, we should also promote the dignity of the human person and better social relations. The young student is thus given a chance to acquire a better knowledge of the world and as a consequence, a desire to be of real service to her fellowmen, is awakened in her.
In the education we try to impart in our school, we bear in mind that our pupils have the following rights :- 1. To know and love God 2. To weigh moral values with an upright conscience. 3. And to embrace these moral values by a personal choice.
We believe that the school has a duty to provide a suitable environment to bring about this atmosphere, enlivened by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity.
The work of education will succeed if it is carried out in an atmosphere where love and confidence reign. The love that the children experience in our school must find an outlet in the spirit of Our Mother Founders, in the spreading of the knowledge of God’s goodness, and also in the awareness of the moral evils of our time.
The teacher – student relationship, which is advocated in our school, is one that is characterized by love, joy, kindness, firmness, justice, sympathy and respect.
OUR TENNIS CHAMP
School life is the happiest period in the life of a person. It is a life, free from all anxieties of the tough world. “It lays the foundation of future its success and achievements. School life is very precious.
My school is a place of worship for me where I was given training in right conduct, right behavior and noble thoughts. The playground was the place where I learnt the importance of physical fitness. Playing hockey taught me team spirit. I learnt that success and failure of the team not only depends on the Individual ability of the team member but also on the abilities of the team as a whole.
My teachers inspired me to cultivate a healthy attitude towards life. Their teachings will always guide me on the right path and will remain with me throughout my life.
The Principal and the Management of the school always motivated me to give my best in Tennis. It was because of the excellent support of my school I was able to represent India at Wimbledon, World Junior Tournament under 14 at Vietnam and Czechoslovakia. I was able to complete intensive Tennis camp for one month at Valencia in Spain organized by Maharashtra state Lawn Tennis Association. I managed to cope up with my Xth Std. studies and national-international Tennis tournaments only because of the support I got from my school, teachers and friends.
My heart is filled with deep gratitude for my school and I feel very fortunate to be associated with such a wonderful place. My school has been the garden in which I flowered with the blessings of my school I am helpful to bring great honor to our country in the upcoming Junior Federation Cup under 16 event. Although it is said that nothing lasts forever, my school will always be in my heart wherever I go, whatever I do.
Our star, Shivani Ingle was declared as the girl’s most promising player. She was a winner in the Nationals Girls under 18 Chennai Tournament in the double category and Semifinalist in the Singles category. At the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in Chennai she was a winner in the doubles category. While at the ITF Juniors Hyderabad she was a winner in the doubles category. Her list of achievements is endless. Last not the least, we are indeed proud of the fact that Shivani has even represented India on the grass courts of Wimbledon. We wish her luck in her future endeavor.
|St Joseph’s School (for Anglo-Indian girls)||St. Anne’s School|
|1915 – 1920 : Mother Angels||Mother Eudoxia|
|1920 – 1933 : Mother Helen||1925 – 1928 : Mary of the Sacred Heart, Reid|
|1933 – 1946 : Mother Good Counsel||1928 : Mother Basil|
|1946 – 1955 : Mother Teresa Hanahoe||1928 – 1930 : Mother Mary of Sacred Heart, Reid|
|1930 : Mother Catherine, Ms Ida Montes|
|1949 – 1952 : M Laetitia|
|1955 – 1956 : Mother Pia Nazareth||1952 – 1955 : Mother Peter Claver|
|1956 – 1958 : Mother Agatha Mol||1955 – 1956 : Mrs Manning|
|1958 – 1960 : Mother Madeline||1956 – 1959 : M. Brenda O’sullivan|
|1960 – 1966 : Mother Sacred Heart||1959 – 1961 : M. Mary of Jesus|
1960 Amalgamation of two schools as St. Anne’s High School.
|June 1961 – July 1965||Mother Sacred Heart McGettrick|
|July 1965 – December 1970||Mother Mary of Jesus Pinto|
|January 1970 – June 1972||Mother Pia Nazareth|
|June 1972 – April 1975||Mother Catherine Foody|
|July 1975 – July 1977||Sister Goretti|
|July 1977 – June 1981||Sister Francis|
|June 1981 – September 1988||Mrs B Mendonca|
|September 1988 – May 1993||Sr. Prudence D’souza|
|June 1993 – May 1995||Sr. Monica Joseph|
|May 1995 – May 2008||Sr. Diana Colaco|
|June 2008 – May 2011||Sr. Sylvia Coelho|
|June 2011 – May 2015||Sr. Flory Fargose|
|June 2015 – Till Date||Sr. Sylvia Coelho|
Imbued with a deep sense of God and captivated by the Spirit of St. Claudine, a Jesus and Mary Educator commit themselves–
To inspire our girls to be WOMEN :
- Women proud to be Indian Citizens – who will transform Society and not just fit into it.
- Women convinced of the meaning and purpose of life in all its forms; self-reliant, selfless, women with a strong sense of family, social and national responsibilities.
- Women with a strong faith in God, themselves and humanity.
- Women as channels of God’s active goodness in a world of complexity, challenge and change.
The House System has been given much importance in our school.The element of competition is an incentive to better work. It builds greater interest and enthusiasm for any activity undertaken. Besides, it teaches the children to understand the working of a democratic set-up.
For more effective management, the School has been divided into four Houses under the patronage of:
Due recognition is given to the House that excels in discipline, academic work, sports and extra-curricular activities. Every girl in the School belongs to one of these Houses, and she is encouraged to contribute her best towards the good name of her House. In doing so, the child benefits most.
Each House has its own Patron Saint after whom it has been named and its own house color and symbol. This is merely for the purpose of differentiating between the 4 Houses. The exemplary life of the Patron is meant to inspire the members of the House to aspire towards good. The color and symbol depict certain virtues and qualities, which the House members are expected to emulate.
Each House has, at its head, a House Prefect who is assisted by the Vice – Prefect. The duty of each leader is to spread good spirit, enthusiasm for work, devotion to duty & co-operation in the members of the House. Besides, there is a class- monitor who is responsible for the discipline of her classmates. It is the duty of the Head Girl and assistant Head Girl to supervise the working of every House so that they ensure, as far as possible, that every girl, no matter what House she belongs to, strives towards the same goal, namely individual efficiency, together with a determination to keep the School Flag flying high. — “With God, for God”.
|Rasika Krishnamurthy||1994 – 95|
|Sarita Bafna||1995 – 96|
|Joanna Viegas||1996 – 97|
|Yoleka Mallier||1997 – 98|
|Janani Nagarajan||1998 – 99|
|Sneha Chowla||1999 – 2000|
|Tracy Martin||2000 – 01|
|Shweta Sequeira||2001 – 02|
|Manasi Kajale||2002 – 03|
|Ameera Patankar||2003 – 04|
|Reema Aruldas||2004 – 05|
|Elria D’souza||2005 – 06|
|Tanvi Kareer||2006 – 07|
|Madhavi Bijlani||2007 – 08|
|Nida Shaikh||2008 – 09|
SSC Board Results
ST. ANNE’S HIGH SCHOOL, PUNE 411001
S.S.C BOARD EXAMINATION – RESULTS ( 1995 – 2014)
|Sr.No||Year||Result||Hig/Per Obtained by||Percentage||Merit list|
|1||1995||100 %||MINAL KERING||90.57 %|
|2||1996||98.83%||DEEPTI GUPTA SHWETA BAGADE NEETA D’SOUZA||90.80 %||25TH IN MERIT LIST 27TH IN MERIT LIST|
|3||1997||97.71%||SAPNA BAFNA||87.33 %|
|4||1998||100%||AMRUTA JOSHI||91.06 %||19TH IN MERIT LIST|
|5||1999||100%||RIDHIMA BAGLI||90.00 %||28TH IN MERIT LIST|
|19TH IN MERIT LIST
19TH IN MERIT LIST
24TH IN MERIT LIST
|7||2001||100%||PRERANA JAIN||88.53 %|
|8||2002||100%||UMA RAMAKRISHNAN||89.46 %|
|9||2003||100%||ANGELINA GOKHALE||90.00 %|
|10||2004||100%||UTKARSHA JOSHI||92.40 %||19TH IN MERIT LIST|
|11||2005||100%||NEHA PAWAR||91.06 %|
|12TH IN MERIT LIST
19TH IN MERIT LIST
|13||2007||100%||TANVI KAREER||95.53 %||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|14||2008||100%||JASMINEET ARORA||92.15 %||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|15||2009||100%||KOMAL MUTHA||96.76 %||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|16||2010||100%||MITALI SHAH||94.73 %||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|17||2011||100%||MITALI AGARWAL||94.00 %||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|18||2012||100%||KHYATI SURATWALA||97.81 %||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|19||2013||100%||HARVEEN KAUR ARORA||95.45%||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|20||2014||100%||CHINDHY TISHTAR & DESHPANDE RUTA||95.60%||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|21||2015||100%||GEJJI VAISHNAVI SANJEEV||95.20%||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
|22||2016||100%||INGLE SHIVANI SWARUP
RAJKOTWALA FATEMA QUTBUDDIN
|94.80%||FIRST IN THE SCHOOL|
Oh Alma Mater, I dedicate to you
my youth, my truth, my loyalty and love.
Your name, your fame shall ever be my care,
To keep unsullied, glorious and fair.
One day we’ll part, but ne’er shall I forget
I must achieve the aims that you have set,
To put in practice all that you have taught me,
The high ideals, the good that I must do.
Ch : Oh, Mater, Alma Mater,
I’ll keep faith with God and you,
Oh, Mater, Alma Mater,
To you I’ll be true –
Self – forgetful, serving all,
Pure and good, and truthful too.
I pledge, then, myself, worthy of my school
In future times when life is full of sadness,
I’ll dream of school with friends and days of gladness
I’ll see our motto set in flaming colours,
“With God, for God” brought forth our best endeavor.
With courage then must I face life a new,
Remembering always God will see me through.
These happy thoughts will banish every pain,
And once again I’ll sing the old refrain