St. Helen's Secondary Boarding School", fondly hailed as a "Lovely Mountain Home", is a "Minority, Catholic Educational Institution", owned and administered by the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross, under the Article 30(1) of the "Constitutions of India" primarily for children of Christian Minority: But other students are also admitted, irrespective of caste, creed, race or language, on merit, and according to the legal norms, pertaining to Educational Institutions of Minorities.
The Foundations Stone of " St. Helen's Secondary Boarding School " was laid in April, 1890. The School began with Twelve Boarders on 15th April, the same year Sister M. Winifred was the first Superior & Headmistress of the School. Mother Marie Provincial and also President of the School chose as the Patroness of this Educational Establishment, St. Helen, a British Princess, mother of the Great Constantine; and discoverer of Cross of Christ. The motto of the School is 'DIEU-ET-MON-DEVOIR': " GOD and MY DUTY ".
Two hundred years ago, a valiant woman, Jeanne Haze was born in Liege on February 28th 1782. Her early life was marred by The French Revolution. Her Father, worn out by anxiety and fatigue, died in exile. The Mother and daughters worked very hard for their existence, and struggled relentlessly to survive in that war-torn society.
But her acceptance of suffering, gradually ennobled her character. Years later, inflamed by the love of Christ, she founded the "Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross" on September 8th 1833. Jeanne Haze henceforth was known as Mother Marie Therese.
Updated on: [January 23, 2019]