Saint Andre School, Bodhjungnagar was started as a result of the felt need of the people of surrounding villages by a local managing committee in the year 1986, with 12 children and one master. Due to lack of proper facilities and experience the people offered the school to the Holy Cross Fathers in the year 1991. Since then Saint Andre school has been managed and administered by the Holy Cross Educational Foundation. The members of the Society of the Fathers of Holy Cross are Catholics, a minority community.
II. HOLY CROSS TRADITION IN EDUCATION
For many of us in Holy Cross, mission expresses itself in the education of youth in schools, colleges and universities. For others, our mission as educators takes place in parishes and other ministries (Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross 2, 16). Teaching in the Holy Cross tradition is clearly a ministry of the Congregation. In our teaching and preaching, we confront the truth of the Gospel.
Jesus our master, called his disciples to be fishers of men and proclaimers of the Kingdom of God (Mk. 3/13-15). Jesus taught with authority about God’s Kingdom (Lk. 1/22). He called the disciples to be with him, to bring liberty to the captives and to proclaim the good news to the poor. Fr. Moreau wrote “We shall always place education side by side with instructions; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart” (Circular Letters.36).
The Holy Cross tradition of operating a school and teaching young people began in post-revolutionary France at a time in which Christian education was a crucial concern. For Fr. Moreau, the vocation of a teacher was a special call from God as important as God’s call to the religious life. Fr. Moreau defined a Holy Cross education when he said that true education consisted in forming the hearts of young people. Holy Cross Education has the following characteristics:
07.45 A.M. to 1.30 P.M.
On Saturdays School timing:
07.45 A.M. to 1.30 A.M.
The Principal’s office hours are from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. The School office hours are from 08.15 A.M. to 1.30 P.M.