History of Hutchings School & Junior College

"The Women's Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS)" of the Methodist Episcopal Church took over the education of girls of Taylor High School thereby leading to the formation of 'Taylor High School for Girls' and 'Taylor High School for Boys'

In 1888, the 'Anglo-Indian Girls' Orphanage and Home' with 33 children was founded by Miss Dawley, an American Missionary at Arsenal Road. In 1893 this orphanage and Home was brought under the supervision of Mrs. Emily Hutchings, a Missionary of Scottish descent and a member of WFMS. She adopted 'EBENEZER' as her motto meaning 'rock or stone of help' in Hebrew. It functioned at Baptist Chapel on East Street, Poona, which was purchased from the sale proceeds of the house of Mrs. E. Hutchings in London.

With the passage of time the Taylor High School for Boys was closed down. In 1913 the Orphanage and Home was merged with the Taylor High School for Girls and Mrs. E. Hutchings became the superintendent with Miss Agnes C. W. Dove assisting her.

Mrs. E. Hutchings was born on 6th Feb 1851 and died on 15th April 1943 in Kolar, near Bangalore after having completed nearly 50 years of ministry- a ministry of commitment, compassion and above all following the teachings of Christ. Her sensitive and loving nature touched so many lives that she was fondly called 'Mama Hutchings'. In 1925 Mrs. E. Hutchings received the KAISAR-I-HIND medal from the Government of India for her service to the community.

The House system was introduced in 1929 by Mrs. E. Hutchings. A silver cup was awarded to the house holding the highest number of points and it was presented for the first time at the Prize Distribution Ceremony in 1930. The school has 4 houses emulating four great personalities – Wesley, Livingstone, Thoburn and Robinson.

WESLEY HOUSE was named after the great English religious reformer and founder of Methodism, John Wesley. It is distinguished by deep blue colour and carries its motto 'MY UTMOST FOR THE HIGHEST' on the house banner.

LIVINGSTONE HOUSE honours the Scottish Missionary David Livingstone. The green colour belongs to this house and its motto is 'FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT'.

THOBURN HOUSE pays tribute to an educationist, Isabella Thoburn who contributed to the growth of girls education in India. The House colour is yellow. Its motto is 'PERSEVERANCE'.

ROBINSON HOUSE looks up to Bishop J. W. Robinson, an English Missionary who loved, lived and died in India. The red colour distinguishes this house whose motto is 'TRUTH AND DUTY'.

Mrs. E. Hutchings was succeeded by Miss Agnes C. W. Dove, Miss Corner, Miss Mackenzie, Miss Winslow and Miss Calkins in that order. It was in 1946 when Bishop John A. Subhan was Chairman and Miss Calkins was the Principal, the name was changed to "Hutchings High School" in honour of Mrs. E. Hutchings's selfless service.

In 1960 when Bishop Mongal Singh was the Chairman, Mrs. D. Samuel was appointed and she was the first Indian Principal. Over the years the school has seen many Bishops, Ministers, Deaconesses and Principals who have contributed immensely to making the school what it is today.

Since the year 1981, when the Methodist Church in India became an autonomous and affiliated body the Institution grew further in strength and stature under the leadership of Indian Church leaders. The service of the following leaders are greatly appreciable.

Year

Bishop

Manager

Principal

1981-86

Bishop E. A. Michell

Rev. C. Salins

Ms. Hemlata Singh

1986-87

Bishop E. D. Clive

Rev. P. H. Wasker

Ms. Hemlata Singh

1987-88

Bishop E. D. Clive

Miss M. V. Deolalikar

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

1988-90

Bishop E. D. Clive

Miss R. S. Solomon

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

1990-91

Bishop Stanley E. Downes

Miss R. S. Solomon

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

1991-93

Bishop Stanley E. Downes

Rev. P. H. Wasker

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

1993-94

Bishop Stanley E. Downes

Rev. M. A. Daniel

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

1994-99

Bishop Dr. S. R. Thomas

Rev. M. A. Daniel

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

1999-00

Bishop Dr. D. K.  Agarwal

Rev. W. G. Kunder

Dr. Mrs. O. Mathews

2000-03

Bishop Dr. D. K. Agarwal

Rev. A. S. Joglekar

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2003-05

Bishop Dr. D. K. Agarwal

Rev. P. H. Wasker

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2005-06

Bishop S. V. Sampath Kumar

Rev. P. H. Wasker

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2006

Bishop S. V. Sampath Kumar

Rev. P. P. Ahaley

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2006-07

Bishop S. V. Sampath Kumar

Rev. C. Selvin

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2007

Bishop Dr. Taranath Sagar

Rev. C. Selvin

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2007-12

Bishop Dr. Elia Pradeep Samuel

Rev. Dr. C. Selvin

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

2012-14

Bishop Dr. Elia Pradeep Samuel

Rev. Dr. C. Selvin

Ms. R. I. Katawati

2014-15

Bishop N.L. Karkare

Rev. Dr. C. Selvin

Ms. R. I. Katawati

2015-16

Bishop N.L. Karkare

Mrs. M. S. Bhosle

Ms. R. I. Katawati

2016-17

Bishop Dr.Anilkumar Servand

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Ms. R. I. Katawati

2017-18

Bishop Dr.Anilkumar Servand

Rev. Dr. C. Selvin

Ms. R. I. Katawati

Presently the School has on roll 3045 Students with 124 teaching and non-teaching staff, running classes from Pre-nursery to 12th Standard with ICSE and ISC affiliations.

The School made a landmark achievement in the year 2009, inaugurating the first branch school “Hutchings school Telegaon” on the 24th of October by Bishop Dr. Elia Pradeep Samuel, with 184 children and 17 staff body. The first batches of the school officers were Bishop Dr. Elia Pradeep Samuel as the Chairman, Rev. C. Selvin as the manager and Mrs. Manju Bhosle as the Principal. The Hutchings School Telegaon is recognized by the state Government of Maharashtra and affiliated to CISCE New Delhi, having 1006 children on roll with 43 staff member. The institution is managed by Bishop Dr. Anil Kumar Servand as the Chairman, Rev. Dr. S. Retnamony as the manager, Mrs. Shoba Cornelius as the Principal along with the other managing committee members.”…to the only God our Savoir be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore.”

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