A large plot of land at Bolsaldam, Jonglapara was donated by late Shri. Albert Sangma, the Nokma of ResuAkhing. Rev.Fr.E.V.George, the then Parish Priest of Resubelpara Parish was instrumental for the said donation. He along with the Bishop of Tura invited the Franciscan Brothers to open a Centre at Jonglapara.
The Franciscan Brothers, under the dynamic leadership of Rev.Bro.Macarius opened the new Centre at Jonglapara on 10-08-1983. The very next year an English Medium School at Jonglapara christened “Alverno Abri M.E. School”. Within a period of ten years, the newly opened school was upgraded to M.E. School and obtained government recognition and recurring grant-in- aid from the Educational Department.
Unfortunately, the Franciscan Brothers had to abandon their venture at Jonglapara due to shortage of personal in their congregation. After closing down the M.E. Section of the school officially, the Franciscan Brothers handed over the centre to the Diocese and left Jonglapara on 30-03-1995.
From April 1995, the management of the Jonglapara Centre was reverted to the Resubelpara Parish. It was in February 2002, Rt. Rev. George Mamalassery, the Bishop of Tura, invited the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel to Jonglapara.
The Brothers were received by the Bolsaldam/Jonglapara villagers in a grand way. In honour of the arrival of the Brothers they had organized a Rosary service in the Chapel of the Brothers. A large numbers of people numbering about 150 were present.
The official inauguration of the school
The formal inauguration was held on the 16th February. Rt. Rev. George Mamalasery, Bishop of Tura, Rev. Bro Jose Thekkedam, Provincial Superior, Mr. Timothy D Shira, MDC, Resubelpara, Brothers and Sisters from Tura and nearby Parishes were present for the programme. The School had 140 students from Nursery to Class V from the nearby villages.
The School grew in strength, discipline and ethical values under the able leadership of Bros. Michael Mathew, James P.K, Jose P.J, Thomas Plathottam, Richard Lalroliana, Thomas Thaniken and Shiju K.M. At present the school is headed by Bro. K.J.Jose. There are many other Brothers who were supporting the head of the Institution at various levels to impart quality education to the students and the Society as a whole.
Augustinian Missionary Sisters are collaborating in the Mission from 2011 onwards. Their contribution towards the formal education and village apostolate is remarkable.
Inauguration and Blessing of the new School Building:
His Excellency Shri. B.L. Joshy, Governor of Meghalaya on 29.05.2007 inaugurated the new school building and it was blessed by Rt.Rev. Andrew R Marak, Bishop of Tura.
Recognition & Upgradation:
The School got its affiliation number for Secondary in 2015. In the year 2018 the school was upgraded to Higher Secondary with Arts section.
Overall the school has good results. Most of the years we have secured 100% pass with good marks.
Sports and Games:
We have won medals and cups in the District and State level competitions.
The students are well disciplined and the teachers are committed to imparting holistic education to the students. The society has gained a lot with our presence in this area. Many poor students are admitted and given education with concessions. Awareness programmes are also conducted in the villages. The living standards of the neighbouring villages have improved after the establishment of the school.
We are grateful to the Bishops, Priests and Religious of the Diocese for supporting us throughout our mission here.
Director and Principal