St. Patrick’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School
Introduction

St. Patrick’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, an institution gearing up to reaching its sesquicentennial year, was founded in 1875 by the Irish Brothers to cater to the educational needs of the sons of British settlers in Madras and a few Indian boys, whose parents wanted them to have the benefit of Western education. The school is managed by the Patrician Brothers who have some of the finest schools in India and abroad. The dawn of the last century set off the process of expansion of the school at a quicker pace. The school has grown to colossal proportions and has done its best to maintain the highest standards of education and has shaped the lives of generations of students.
 
Bishop Daniel Delany (The Founder of the Patrician Brothers)
 
Bishop Daniel Delany, the founder of the Patrician Brothers was born in Mountrath, Ireland in the year 1747. As he lost his father at an early stage, he was looked after by his maternal aunts. By then Ireland was improvised and lacked basic education facilities, so he was sent to France to study. He was brilliant in studies and gifted in writing. Daniel became a priest in the 1770’s.  Soon he returned to Ireland and was appalled on seeing the utter misery of his countrymen. He used his sundays for exhorting the grownups and gradually gathered the children for prayer and general education. In 1784, he was consecrated as a bishop and soon plunged himself deeply into improving the life of his countrymen. To continue his vision for Ireland even after his death, he founded two religious congregations namely  “The Brigidine Sisters” for women on 1st February, 1807 and  “Patrician Brothers” on 2nd February 1808. Entrusting the flame he lit to his beloved sisters and brothers, he left for his heavenly abode on 9th July 1814. The Patrician Brothers, “The bearers of the flame” of Daniel Delany work today in Ireland, USA, Australia, Papua New Guniea, Kenya, India, Ghana, South Sudan and Dubai continuing the ministry that their Founder had started. 

From the Headmaster’s desk: 

Dear Parents, Students, and well-wishers. Wishing you the best compliments of the season.

The purpose of education is to give to the body and to the soul, 
all the beauty and all the perfection of which they are capable – Plato
 
These words of Plato gives us the realization that we educators hold a big responsibility of imparting an ever-evolving and ever-present education to the young, which is not soiled by space or time for generations to come. We, who have been entrusted with the care of the young through the structured learning process of a school, strive to go beyond the walls of societal conformism to enable holistic growth. As educators, we journey with our students, ever looking ahead of the times and beyond the horizons, yet ever rooted in reality to help them appreciate and embrace the potential that life holds to beam and teem with abounding love and respect for oneself and others.
We, at St. Patrick’s, strive to create an environment where students can explore the limits of their limitless curiosity, imagination, and dreams, coupled with the discipline of life, in the mundane routines of the day as well as the various events of our school.
Let us resolve and recommit our vocation to keep the fire aflame for a shared and vested interest in our students, whom we hope to see grow into wonderful human beings with enriched souls, capable of leaving an indelible mark on society and the world at large. Holding this great responsibility of carrying forward the legacy of our school with a will to stay true to the vision of our founders and pioneers, I look forward to your cooperation to create a brighter future for our students.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he’s old he will not depart from it.”
22:6 Proverbs

Regards, 
Bro. John Kennedy Y. F.S.P.
Headmaster
 

Our Success Story:

  • K. Martin Sanjeev brought laurels to school, when he was picked by Dilip Vengsarkar, the then head of the National Junior Selection Panel, for the national Under 15 Cricket Team to participate in the Under 15 Asia Cup, held in Sharjah, in December, 2002.
  • Caroline Joyce secured State first in French in Class X Tamilnadu State Board Exams, in the year 2001.
  • Ingermona was selected in the Tamilnadu State Hockey Team in 1999 and played in many national level tournaments of the game.
  • Sharvin Kumar played for the Tamilnadu State Under-19 Cricket Team. He participated in many national level tournaments.
  • R. Indu secured the second place in the All India Invitational Shukokaishitoryu Karate championship held in Chennai in February, 2005.
  • S. Mary Diana Shiny won the gold medal at the state level lawn tennis tournament conducted in Neyveli in January, 2005.
  • Melanine Mary Meyers secured the second place in triathlon at the Junior Nationals held in Vijayawada in December, 2005. She got the fourth position in the Long Jump event at the national athletic competitions organized by the School Games Federation of India in Pune in 2005.
  • K. Kunal was selected for Tamilnadu Under -17 Football Team and played in the national level football tournament held in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.