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Carmel of St. Joseph High School

Since 1967

The Convent of Carmel of St. Joseph came into existence in 1967. The first committee members were Sr. Agnes, Sr. Yvonne Marie, Sr. Estella, Sr. Inez and Sr. Elfreda. They lived in a rented house near the Church. The foundation stone of the School was laid, but constructing a School building in marshy land was no easy task. it would cost a lot. Hence a premiere show "The Impossible Years" was screened at New Empire theatre to raise funds for the School building. By 1968 the filling of the pond was completed and a little School with just a ground floor stood in its place. This building was a symbol of the School's humble beginning. It had a rough cemented floor and the classrooms were partitioned with irregular tin sheets. There was no compound wall and a barrier fashioned out of a single bamboo stood in place of a gate, resembling an unmanned railway crossing. The School accommodated around 60-70 students per class in the beginning. The difficulties were many and often seemed insurmountable. But trust and faith in God brought the Sisters success.

 

 The year 1970 saw the completion of part of the School which was a one-storied building with beautiful bougainvillea creeping over it and trees all around it. The first batch of students appeared for the board exam in 1973 and secured 100% results.

 

In 1992 Carmel of St. Joseph School celebrated its Silver Jubilee with a variety of dances involving almost all the students of the School.

 

As the number of students increased every year it was obvious that more classrooms were needed. In the year 2001, Sr. Shalom, the Principal took the initiative to construct 3 more floors with a spacious auditorium.

 

Carmel of St. Joseph School is the pride of Malad with its spacious classrooms, corridors, auditorium and a big playground. The School also excels in hockey, football, band, dance, karate and music.

 

The following Sisters were the Principals :

 

Sr. Yvonne Marie        :         1967-70

Sr. Marion                    :         1970-74

Sr. Avila                       :         1974-76

Sr. Rosenda                  :         1976-77

Sr. Paulette                   :         1977-79

Sr. Jovita                       :         1979-80

Sr. Andrine                  :         1980-82

Sr. Simplicia                :         1982-89

Sr. Andrine                  :         1989-93

Sr. Therese                   :         1993-99

Sr. Agnesita                 :         1999-2001

Sr. Shalom                   :         2001-11

Sr. Jose Lynette           :         2011-12

Sr. Dorette                   :         2012