Fr. Kuncheria Ettuparayil S.J.

Fr. Peter Arrupe S.J. laying the Foundation Stone of ICSE Block

Milestones : 1965-1970

1965-70: The Era of Fr. Kuncheria S.J.

The first major phase of infrastructure development was presided over by the sixth Principal Fr Kuncheria Ettuparayil S.J. His tenure also witnessed vigorous activities in both curricular and co-curricular fields. He increased the student-strength to 400 [120 boarders+280 day scholars], bought two buses for the school, introduced the first emblem and brought out the first issue of the School Annual The Loyolite, enlivened the Literary Association, and arranged special training in oratory and debate.

1966: Supported by the Rector, Fr. K.P. Joseph S.J., and assisted by the Vice- Principal, Fr Mathew Pulickal S.J., the blueprint of the main wing of the present ICSE block was prepared and the resource mobilisation was begun with a Benefit Show at Tagore Theatre on 15 October.

Fr. Mathew Pulikal S.J.

Fr. K P Joseph S.J.

First ICSE Block

Main Playground

First ISC Batch, 1968

 

1967: The Jesuit General Rev. Fr Peter Arrupe S.J. laid the foundation stone of the ICSE Block on 17 January. Fr. Joseph Vattakunnel S.J. rendered yeoman service as the Builder and Curator. The year saw student-strength shooting up to 550 and Boarding strength, to 150; the introduction of vernacular in lower classes and Youth Festival for the whole school and the beginning of NCC Air Wing. Other additions to the infrastructure include the third school bus, a small auditorium, movie projector, tennis court, hockey ground, ping pong tables, canteen, reading room, zoo, and instruments for the newly started Music Club

A prominent visitor of the period was Rev. Fr John L. Swain S.J., the Assistant General of the Jesuit congregation.

1968: Bought 5.8 acres of contiguous land for further development. Presented the first ISC batch that started the tradition of 100% pass.

1970: Completed the construction of the front part of the three-storeyed ICSE block and carved out the main playground.

1971-73 >>>

Fr. Peter Aruppe S.J.

Fr. Joseph Vattakunnel S.J.

The first tiled school building on Sreekariyam campus