The Mission of the Goa Province
We Jesuits are sent to proclaim a Faith that does Justice, promotes Love and fosters human communities imbibed with the values of God’s Kingdom.
In carrying out this mission we shall constantly evaluate and renew our present services and seek to launch out into new areas and new works, keeping in mind the good of our people, especially the poor and the marginalised.
St. Britto High School is conducted by the Jesuit Order, which belongs to the Christian Religious minority in India governed by article 30 (I) of the constitution of India. The full course of studies comprises ten standards and it prepares boys for the Secondary School Certificate Examination of the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.
On 22nd June 1946, the Sacred Heart School for boys and girls was handed over to the Jesuits. In the following year the girls found a place in a neighbouring girls’ school.
On 18th May 1948, the institution acquired the name of St. Britto High School.
St. John de Britto was a Portuguese Jesuit who spent some time in Goa but lived most of his life working in the southern part of India. The poor and the downtrodden were his deep concern. Boldly proclaiming that all people were equal in the eyes of God, he attracted many to this truth and his way of life. He was beheaded on 4th February 1693.
The purpose of the School is not merely to impart instruction but to educate the whole personality of a boy — to train his intellectual, moral, emotional, physical and aesthetic faculties.
Catholic boys receive religious instruction; all the others are given a course in “human values which instructs him to be a loving, caring person”.