The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick was founded by Bishop Daniel Delany in the year 1808. The Congregation derives its name from the Great Apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick, who in his time fought ignorance, injustice, wickedness and immorality, just as our founder did in his own time. The founder realized that the root of universal demoralization was ignorance and hence he began to impart moral education. He had in mind the religious, moral and literary education of children in schools.
The Brothers came to India in 1875 and took charges of a large Anglo Indian Orphanage and School in Chennai. This seed has grown into a large tree spreading its branches to various parts of the country, producing thousand of eminent men and women who have contributed and continue to contribute to the country in various capacities.
In our commitment to serve people, we find our primary inspiration in the life and teachings of JESUS CHRIST, we experience anxiety in this period of rapid change as we are beckoned beyond the bounds of safe securities. However, like the founding Patricians, we will step forward in faith with the courage of convictions and rely on the power of the Almighty God.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT: Our apostolic endeavors are inspired and nurtured by the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick or the Patrician Brothers as they are popularly known began in the small town of Tullow, Ireland on 2nd February, 1808...Read More
The Graduation Ceremony and the Prayer service of the grades XII & X were held together on 25th March 2022 at the Delany Hall of St. Patrick's Academy. Students, dressed up to the nines, with candles in their hand, along with The Principal and their teachers, were received by the audience including parents and teachers, with a standing ovation. The Principal Rev. Brother George Joseph, in his motivational speech, appreciated the students for the enthusiasm they showed in their studies and moulding themselves into good human beings. The Senior School Coordinator Ms. Lucy Jacob wished good fortune and a good future to every student. Students remembered teachers and the school with grateful hearts for the everlasting influence they have in them. The cultural programmes and finally the photo session made the day remarkable.
St. Patrick's Day has evolved to become a secular and global celebration of Irish culture. It is celebrated on March 17 every year. The day is recognized as the Feast of St.Patrick. While observing the day we remember St.Patrick, the patron saint of our school, who ministered to Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
We began the celebration by conducting morning assembly with the blessings of St.Patrick. Our Principal, Rev. Bro.George Joseph addressed the assembly with a message. He said that being a patrician we must stay disciplined and carry solidarity and truth at all times. A special gathering for the staff was conducted wherein the first Principal of the school, Rev. Bro. Britto M. marked his presence. A prayer was dedicated for all, followed by cake cutting. A short video was presented by Rev. Bro.Y.Joseph Melki Satheak which encompasses the footprints of Patrician Brothers across the country in various dimensions. The celebration concluded with a sumptuous afternoon lunch.
NCC (National Cadets Corps) was introduced in St. Patrick's Academy in the year 2018. The very purpose of introducing NCC at the National level on 16th April, 1948 was to inculcate values in the youth of the nation. NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens; keeping these basic aims in mind and to give a holistic development to the Patricians NCC was introduced and the students who passed out – 21 in number – stood the test of time have proved they are in possession of these above qualities in ample measure. NCC also aims to creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, and we would vouch, these 21 of the cadets and the ones who passed out the previous years have these qualities in good measure. It could be seen in the confident steps they took to march to the stage. The Principal, Rev. Bro. George Joseph, exhorted the cadets to keep the aims and objectives of the NCC in mind and be available to take up leadership roles as and when occasions arise. Mr. Jagdeesh, the NCC in charge too deserves our praise for the way the cadets turned up for the event on 4th March, 2022 for the final certification.