The renowned founder of the school Msgr. Herculano Gonsalves, the son of the soil who took the charge of the Catholic Church of Calangute in 1930 having built a school at Sonapur, Mumbia, for the poor irrespective of caste and creed went round the village with a fatherly concern in search of his flock. Its is to his credit that even at those times he understood the role of education in the shaping of a human personality. His compassionate heart launched into the deep to empower them with the knowledge of Goa and the world behind them. The radicality of his life proved o be a bonus for the people of Calangute in particular to have its very first local English medium school as well as an orphanage for those in dire need of a "home" and for Goa at large, the privilege to boast its first indigenous congregation "Handmaids of Christ" whose charism is to reach out to women and children in distress in order to promote the Kingdom of God.