St. Joseph's Boys' High School

A Jesuit School

St Joseph’s Boys’ High School (SJBHS) belongs to the St Joseph’s group of institutions in Bangalore and is managed by the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society. Fr. Dionysius Vaz S.J is the President, Fr. Brian Pereira SJ is the Vice- President and Fr. Joy Rodrigues is both Secretary & Treasurer. Read more at

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School Crest & Motto

Our school crest with the Latin words ‘Fide et Labore’ (Faith and Toil) inscribed prominently in the banner, was created in 1882 by the Fathers of the French Foreign Mission. Both ‘faith’ and ‘toil’ are intrinsic to the school’s ethos: We believe that ‘faith’ in God and commitment to one’s fellow men is the rock on which society rests, and ‘toil’ is imperative to growth and progress. The palm leaves symbolise victory and they hold up the crown and crest with a shield bearing a cross in the centre - symbolic of Christian faith. The crown is a well regarded symbol of authority, prestige and honour.

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School Patron

Our Patron is St Joseph’s and his magnificent statue situated in the central garden occupies a place of honour and pride in our school. St. Joseph - the foster father of Jesus – was a man of his word. A carpenter by profession, he toiled away at his craft while protecting his family. He had tremendous faith in God and saw himself as one with his fellow beings. Hence our motto – ‘Faith and Toil’, reflects his persona.

We look to him to motivate us in our daily lives, to influence our thoughts and to awaken our best instincts. In him we trust.

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School Song

Ring out the battle call of Duty!
Unfurl the flag of Faith and Toil!
We deem our soul's eternal beauty
A life-long Victor's worthy spoil.
A thousand such have proudly gone before us
To win and spread our School's renown.
'Tis our's to swell with our voices
And with our deeds enrich her crown.
Faith and Toil, conquerless alliance,
Wherein we clasp human hands unto God's!
In His control find we true self-reliance;
My hand and God's - Whate'er the odds
My hand and God's - Whate'er the odds
My hand and God's Evil's onset hold in defiance!