Santhosha Educational Society was formed with a team of men and women who were prompted by the Holy Spirit to provide first rate educational facilities in a homely atmosphere for the children whose parents have difficulties in keeping their children with them and educate them. Though the school gives priority in admission to the children of Christian workers, it also provides accommodation for others irrespective of their caste, creed or religion.
The Society was registered in October 1981 and Santhosha Vidhyalaya was opened in June 1982. Prof. Ivan Balasingh was the founding Secretary of the Society and the first Correspondent of the school.
To strive for academic excellence, nurturing godliness and moulding our children into responsible citizens of India, and enabling them to reach their full potential by providing a loving, homely environment.
AIMS AND OBJECTS
To provide Christian education by establishing and administering a residential Christian institution for boys and girls, with preference being given to the children of Indian Christian Missionaries in the matter of admissions; to achieve excellence in academic standards; to prepare them for the examinations of the Board of Matriculation Schools, Tamil Nadu and to provide a homely Christian atmosphere and training in the hostels attached to it.
The objects incidental or ancillary to the attainment of the main objects are:
- To open an educational institution and to affiliate it to the Board of Matriculation Schools, Tamil Nadu bearing the nomenclature “Santhosha Vidhyalaya” in June 1982 within the premises of the Dohnavur Fellowship, having Standards I to V to begin with and making use of the buildings, vacant lands and other facilities that may be lent to the Society on contractual basis by the Dohnavur Fellowship.
- English shall be the medium of instruction in the School for teaching the subjects of the curriculum prescribed by the Board of Matriculation Schools, Tamil Nadu with Hindi or Tamil as the Second language and Telugu and Malayalam as optional language subjects.
- To fix a reasonable rate of fees to be charged for tuition and hostel, the children of Indian Christian Missionary parents to be taken at reduced rates.
- To employ qualified teaching and non-teaching staff for the school appointing Christians having a personal faith and who are called to serve the Lord or in case of necessity with the exception of hostel staff, others who are in sympathy with the aims of the school.
- To provide residential accommodation to the staff of the school at the discretion of the Society.
- To provide if desirable for diversification of educational effort with a view to train the scholars for a vocation.
- Not to solicit gifts but to look always to the Lord Jesus Christ and wait on Him in prayer and supplication to meet any needs. To receive unsolicited donations and gifts; To augment funds through such means and manner as the Society shall think fit, run the school on a non-profit making basis and to do such other acts and things that may seem necessary, convenient, conducive and incidental to the realisation of the objects of the Society.
- To hold any property, movable or immovable which may be demised or given to or vested in the Society and to execute or administer the same in accordance with the wishes and discretion of the Society.