A Brief History of Our School
Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Khanna was established in the year 1986. The School is owned and run by the Registered Charitable Society of the Diocese of Jalandhar whose President is the Bishop of the Diocese of Jalandhar. It is a Christian Minority society, holding a minority status certificate issued by the National Commission for Minority Institutions (NCMEI), New Delhi. It is an unaided minority Educational institution. The school is affiliated to CBSE Board New Delhi (CBSE Affiliation No. 1630150).
The Diocesan Board of Education supervises the educational policies of the institution for the harmonious development of physical, moral and intellectual qualities of young children to help them achieve academic, professional and moral excellence. Sacred Heart School provides quality education. Over the last 30 years the Sacred Heart Convent Sr. Sec. School has proved to be effective and successful time and again, accepted and appreciated by the local community. The school which had a humble beginning in 1986 today has got more than 2700 students and 95 dedicated and qualified staff members on roll.
The decision of setting up a co-educational English medium progressive school in Khanna was the vision of His Excellency, Rt. Rev. Dr. Symphorian Keeprath the then Bishop of Jalandhar and founder Father of the School. He materialized this project in the year 1986 when junior wing of the institution was started and Rev. Fr. Jose Edakunnath, became the first Director of this institution, who purchased the land at Narotam Nagar and initiated its construction. The first session of the school began on 16 April 1986 under the able guidance of the founder Principal Rev. Sr. Sobel SH.
On 18 Feb, 1995 the High School building was blessed and inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Symphorian Keeprath, the Bishop of Jalandhar. Classes III to VIII were shifted to the new building, Rattanheri Road Khanna through the concerted efforts of Rev. Fr. Hormise Nirmal Raj, the then director of the school.
The School obtained C.B.S.E. affiliation on 23rd Feb, 1998 and the first batch of STD X appeared for C.B.S.E Examination in March 1998 and subsequently raising it to the Senior Secondary level with Medical, Non-Medical and Commerce streams in April 2004.
Sacred Heart Family celebrated 25 years of its glorious years of service on 30 November 2011. Most Rev. Dr. Anil Couto the then Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese laid the foundation of the Silver Jubilee Memorial Senior Secondary Block which was inaugurated and blessed by Most Rev. Dr. Franco Mulakkal on 5 April, 2014.
The life of a student at Sacred Heart Convent Sr. Sec. School, Khanna involves the basic Principles of life blended well with the universal values through our Conducive ambience. At Sacred Heart School we nurture the individual in a manner that they are ready to face the innumerable challenges of life. What they have in common is that they emerge from Sacred Heart School as articulate, confident, with a strong sense of social responsibility, ready for university and the wider world.
A new chapter was added in the history of Sacred Heart School Khanna that the congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart who were serving this institution from its inception bid farewell on 5 June 2014. Most Rev. Dr. Franco Mulakkal the Bishop of Jalandhar invited the Sisters of the Congregation of the Missionary of Jesus to look after this institution from 6 June 2014. Rev. Sr. Virgin MJ was appointed as the Principal and Rev. Fr. Robin Azad as the Director of the School. The Sacred Heart Family had its first Alumni Meet on 7th of January 2017. The School has grown in its heights with the guidance of Most Rev. Dr. Franco Mulakkal, the present Patron of our School. The present Chairman of the Diocesan Board of Education is Msgr. Xavier Thazhathuveettil who monitors the smooth functioning of this institution.
On 17 July 2019, Rev. Sr. Rose Philips was welcomed as the new Principal of our institution with all our hopes, dreams, expectations and surmise to lead our institution to greater pinnacles of success.