Assisi Bhavan is located at Ennore, a coastal area in the northern part of Chennai. The area is populated with Burmese Refugees who were repatriated on the coastal area of Nethaji Nagar. The people come from a very poor economic background and their livelihood is based on the sea and the resources in it.
In 1980 Rev. Fr. Augustine, sdb, took the initiative to begin a primary school in this area to educate the children of the Burmese Refugees. He invited our sisters for this specific mission.
Mother Mary Metilda, the then Superior General, supported
this initiative. Later, the school was upgraded into a Middle School
by the hard work of the sisters. Since 1980 the sisters were
commuting from their convent in Ennore until a new convent was built near the school. In 1991, the convent was blessed by
Most Rev. Dr. Casimir Gnanadikam, sj, the then Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore. In 2002, the school was upgraded into a
High School because of the tireless efforts of our sisters. Since then the primary section and the high school section of the school are functioning separately. A Crèche was organised to take care of the children of those going for work and a Tailoring School was started to help the poor women of the area to find gainful employment.
The sisters have educated countless number of children, especially of the Burmese Refugees through their dedicated service. Besides these ministries, the sisters also participate in various pastoral and social activities of the parish.
Sagaya Matha High School
Sagaya Matha Primary School
6 Street, Beach Road
Chennai – 600 057
Assisi Bhavan: 044-25735621
Sagaya Matha High School: 044-25751055