Fr. I. Anthappa, the then parish priest of Resurrection parish at Indiranagar felt the need of a Kannada medium school for the slum children in and around the parish. The Religious of the Good Shepherd, the Dominican Sisters, St. John the Baptist Sisters as well as Gabriel Brothers who were within the parish were requested to come forward to take up this task. Finally he approached Mother Margaret Mary the then Superior General of SAB. She with the consent of her council decided to take up this project. An agreement was drawn and signed by the parish priest of Resurrection Church and the Congregation of SAB.
On 1st June 1993, a nursery, primary and a High School took its birth at the Resurrection Church campus. The school had very poor beginning. The classes were conducted in the rooms available in the parish premises for 3 months. The sisters were travelling from the nearby community at Ramamurthynagar. Within a short span of 3 months few rooms for the school and a small convent for the sisters were constructed in the church land at the cost of the Congregation. It was blessed and opened by Fr. I. Anthappa on 21st August 1993. From 1st September 1993, the sisters started to live in the newly constructed convent. The pioneers were Sr. Regi (Superior), Sr. Prema Antony (H.M.), Sr. Anasthasia and Sr. Sherly. The first Holy Eucharist was celebrated in the convent on 21st January 1994 followed by the consecration of the house to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Soon the school started making progress. This drew the attention of the public and of the department. The well-wishers, rich parishioners and benefactors contributed their mite for the betterment of the school presenting furniture, uniform, text books, lab equipments, library books, sports articles, T.V., Tape-recorder, the band set etc. Sr. Jincy was in charge of the tailoring section. Gradually, the tailoring section was closed down. But the schoo made a rapid progress reaching upto class X.
Community College: the long cherished dream to have a community college was at last realized as Sr. Alphonse the Provincial Superior had discussion with Fr. Xavier Alphonse S.J. the founder of Community College in India and New Guinea. On 22nd June, Sr. Alphonse visited Indiranagar community and had a discussion with the contractor about rooms to be put up on existing school building. Inauguration of the community College at Indiranagar was on 29th July 2009. The parish priest Fr. Joe Francis, Fr. Alphonse Xavier the founder of Community Colleges from Chennai, Sr. Shanthi, the Superior General and her team, Provincial and her team and our sisters from nearby communities and others were present for the inauguration. This community college was started only to help the poor children of the surrounding area. There were 12 students on the inaugural day. They were all from poor families and were very much interested to come up in life. Sr. Vianney was the first principal of this college, succeeded by Sr. Sarala and Sr. Nirmala.
They are taught, English Grammar, Spoken English, Basic computers, Life skill, communication skill, Counselling, Group Therapy, Goal setting, Tally Accounts, Craft, Drawing, Album preparation, First Aid, Health Hygine etc. They do have written, oral and practical exams. The academic year will conclude with Graduation Day Celebrations. They are awarded certificates for the courses attended. May the hard work of our sisters be rewarded by God.
St. Anne's Convent 1st Stage, 1st Cross Indiranagar Bengaluru-560038 Ph.no. – 080- 25254262