Most Rev. Mathias Fernandes, Bishop of Mysore invited the Bethany sisters to Ponnampet to impart education to the children of the locality.  Mother Gemma, the then Superior General, Mother Macrina, the former Superior General and Sr Verena, the Procurator General accompanied the pioneers, Sr Eliza, Sr Clita ,Sr Prabha, Sr Elize D’Souza and Sr Jessy Leena to Ponnampet on 21st May 1979.  

The school started functioning on 22nd May 1979 in the Church building till the school building was ready. Most Rev. Mathias Fernandes blessed and laid the foundation stone for the convent building on 30th August 1979.  Mr C.P. Kushalappa , Owner of Rice mill Ponnampet laid the foundation stone for the construction of the school building on 13thJune 1980, the feast of the patron of the convent, school and Parish.

The Convent building blessed and inaugurated on 28th January 1981 by Most Rev. Mathias Fernandes, Mother Sylvine, the then Superior General, Sr Ann Teresa and Sr Noreen, her  Councilors graced the occasion. The construction of the new convent building was blessed by Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Vazapilly and inaugurated by Sr Lilitta, Provincial Superior on 27th August 2015. At present St Antony’s Convent has 6 sisters as community members with Sr Tina as the Superior and Sr Melvina, Sr Gratina, Sr Amy, Sr Arogya and Sr Bhakthi Prabha as members.


St Antony’s Hr Pry School, Ponnampet

South Coorg, Karnataka - 571216

Telephone No.


8548846919 / 9900585985

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Year of Establishment 1979
Status I - VII
Aided / Unaided Unaided
Affiliated to Karnataka State Board
Headmistress Sr Maria Flossy BS
Correspondent Sr Melvina BS



Sr Melvina BS


                                                                                                           Sr Maria Flossy BS


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