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St Peter’s School, Gayaganga

St Peter’s School, Gayaganga

Timeline of the foundation of St Peter’s High/Higher Secondary School, Gayaganga

January 1932: With the request of Fr Truyen, young Yacob Beck of Noadih arrived in Gayaganga to begin a long career of teaching generations of young people in the Terai.

January 1933: Fr August Bossaers arrived in Gayaganga from Gholeng. He founded the first Jesuit school in the Terai at Gayaganga Tea Estate. There were then three teachers, Yacob Beck, Lucas and Pascal.

1935: A new school building was constructed. (It was a hut with three rooms)

1941: Raised UP school

1.1.1963:  Presented regular candidates for the School Final Examination for the first time.  Among the first graduates were Fr Telesphore Toppo and Pratap Xess who taught St Peter’s High School and retired on 31.05. 2001.

 1989: Beginning of Higher Secondary section [Arts (1989), Commerce (1991), Science (2014)]

 Headmasters of St Peter’s

 1.  Fr A. Bossaers, SJ      1933-36

 2.  Fr Louis Andries, SJ   1936 – 38

 3.  Fr Carl Bindels, SJ     1939 – 43

 4.  Fr Emil Lebas, SJ       1944 – 45   (March)

 5.  Fr Theophil Roussos, SJ   1945 (April - Sept)

 6.  Fr Antony Scicluna, SJ      1945 (Oct-Dec)

 7.  Fr August Cordeiro, SJ      1946 - 47 (May)

 8.  Fr Andrew Thottunkal, SJ  1947 June– 48

 9.  Fr Theodore Lakra             1949

10.  Fr George Coutino, SJ      1950

11.  Fr Francis Van Baal, SJ     1951

12.  Fr J. Phelan, SJ                 1952

13.  Fr Francis Van Baal, SJ     1953

14.  Fr Lancelot Anderson, SJ  1954 – 58   (Mar)

15.  Fr Albert Van den Abelle, SJ    1958 (April) –59 (May)

16.  Fr Joseph Brennan, SJ          1959(June) - 63 (June)

17.  Fr William Bourke, SJ           1963 (July) - 74

18. Fr Michael Hawkins, SJ         1975- Dec 1991

19. Fr Edward Gurung, SJ           1992 Jan – 1994 (Dec)

20. Fr Fr Polycarp Xalxo, SJ        1995 Jan – 1999 (Dec)

21. Fr David Jagorayan SJ            2000 Jan – 2001 (July)

22. Fr Alexius Minj SJ                    2001 Aug - 2013 April

23. Fr Cherian John Maliekal SJ    2013 (May -

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