Infant Jesus English Medium School is an unaided school located in Thiruvambady,Kerala India, 35 km from Kozhikode city. It is managed by CMC Convent Sisters in Thiruvambady. It is a Christian minority institution using the Kerala state syllabus (English Medium) started in 1994. It is located in the heart of Thiruvambady town. Students from Thiruvambady, Koodaranji, Pulloorampara, Punnackal, Mukkam, Thamarassery, Kodencheri, Omassery and nearby places mainly study in the school. The strength of the school is 900 students and 50 teachers. In each class there are two divisions. Sr. Soona was the former headmistress of the school. The CMC Convent sisters started Lisuex Rani Nursery School (Malayalam Medium) on 1973. English Medium Nursery was started on 1992. In 1995, Infant Jesus School got approval of government to upgrade to a high school. From 1998 the school got 100% pass percentage in SSLC Examinations. The school is cautious in cultivating academic, social and cultural excellence on the foundation on Christian values .it has always strived to keep secular nature .
Born at Kainakary, Kerala, India on 10th February 1805, St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara lived through his motto, “The Lord is my Portion”. Shortly after his priestly Ordination in 1829, he cofounded the Congregation of Mary immaculate for men in 1831 and the congregation of Mother of Carmel for women in 1866, the first indigenous Religious Congregation in India. He revitalized the Apostolic Church of Kerala through his vigorous priestly ministery and founding various seminaries. He restored the Syro-Malabar Liturgy, instituted forty hours Adoration, installed the first catholic press, established schools admitting also Harijins and the downtrodden, and started a nursing home for the poor and the unwanted. As the Vicar General of Kerala Catholics, he fought the schism of the Persian Bishop Rocos and preserved the unity of the church of St.Thomas. His prolific writings-historical, spiritual , literary and poetical-bears powerful witness to his wisdom and sanctity. His mortal remains lie buried in the C.M.I. Mother House at Mannnam, Kearala. It is this grate sage of Arshabharatha who dedicated his whole life for others with vision and vigour, that the Holy Father Pope Jhon Paul II on his visit to Kerala raised to the honours to the Altar at Kottayam on February 8, 1986. He was canonized by Pope Francis on 23rd November 2014.
Message of St.Chavara to youngsters
1. Children. you are the treasure in the hands of your parent.
2. The children who love and fear God will love and respect their parents.
3. Rely on your mother; God will listen to mother’s petition as yours.
4. As food is for the body, knowledge and sanctity for the soul.
5. Idleness breeds all vices
6. Let those who love God be your friends.
7. Tell me who your friends are and I shall tell you who you are.
8. Keeping bad books with you is like hiding fire on straw
9. Regular reading of good books and meditating on them will illuminate your intellect.
10. You must have proper attire and purity of soul befitting your age.
11. Let your ability be manifested in your discipline of life in piety and control of your senses
12. You should love truth and justice
13. Whatever you earn through deceit and theft will soon melt away like snow .
14. Let there be no day in your life in which you did no good to others.
15. Do not insult or inflict the poor.
16. Even when you become capable to do things and reach maturity, you should give proper recognition and obedience to your parents.
17. Never hate your own brothers and sisters.
18. Do not let your parents shed tears on account of you.
19. When you go through sufferings and sickness, surrender yourself totally to the will of God
20. Since you belong to god, you ought to be given back to him.
Sister Euphrasia was born to Antony and Kunjethy of Eluvathingal Cherpukaran family on 17th October 1877 in the village of Kattoor in Thrissur District. Much against the desire of her wealthy father she joined the congregation of Mother of Carmel and offered herself fully to Jesus Christ on 24th May 1900. She was a member of at St.Mary’s Convent Ollur for 48 years. She dedicated her life fully for prayer and doing penance for the whole world. So people called her “Praying Mother”. Her sisters in the convent named her “Moving Tabernacle”. She was a great apostle of the Eucharist and the Rosary. She offered her life as a holocaust of love of God and went toeternal rest on 29th August 1952. She continues her mission after death by showering innumerable graces to those who seek her intercession. On 3rd December 2006 Euphrasiamma was beatified by Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church through Apostolic letter of Pope Benedict XVI. He was canonized by pope Francison 23rd November 2014. May she intercede specially for all who enter the portals of our Infant Jesus School.