The School was a centenary memorial to St. Anne Church. Rev. Fr. Theophilus Lobo, the founder of the school, inaugurated the school in June 1960 with only 3 standards. Rev. Fr. Joe Pereira was its first Principal. The next year the classes extended up to Std. VII when Rev. Fr. Trevor D’Souza took over in June 1961. Thereafter every year a new class was opened and after 6 years of existence in 1966 St. Anne’s High School became a full fledged High School with classes ranging from Kindergarten right up to S.S.C. with Rev. Fr. Trevor’s untiring efforts.
Our first batch of SSC students who were only 4 in number passed out successfully. They were Harish Belani, Masud Ahmed, Kawaljit Singh and Sukhdev Kaur.
The second batch of SSC students – 19 as compared with the first set of 4 – got through successfully with 100% results. This boosted the following SSC batches which grew in strength gradually.
On 25th of April 1970 the students bid farewell to Rev. Fr. Trevor who spent 9 years as Principal. He saw St. Anne’s High school through its infancy.
Rev. Msgr. Malcolm Mendonca took over the administration of the school from Fr. Trevor in June 1979. He could rightly be called the builder of St. Anne High School. The basement and the extensive hall which he built reminds us of his hard work and enterprising spirit. He was with us right up to 1980.
For two years from 1980-82, Rev. Msgr. Zachary D’Souza held fort as Manager of the school. In spite of his weak health he did his best to help the school with his prayers and guidance.
Rev. Fr. Msgr. Zachary D’Souza handed over the management of the school to Rev. Fr. Ubaldo, an enthusiastic and capable man who took interest in both academics and extra-curricular activities.