Immaculate Conception School is managed with care by the Sisters of Charity who always do their utmost to educate and support the students by following the steps of our school foundress St Jeanne Antide Thouret. She was born in France on the 27th November 1765. She was the daughter of a leather-worker and lived during the violent years of the French Revolution. At the age of 16 she lost her mother and took care of her brothers and sisters for several years. In her early twenties she joined the Sisters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul in Paris.
Times were growing more difficult and in 1793 all religious orders and priests were forbidden to exercise their ministry and were sent home. In 1818 Jeanne Antide and her nuns were recognised by Pope Pius VII as a new order. She opened several schools and convents in France, Italy and Switzerland. Jeanne Antide died in Naples in 1826, having left for her sisters many examples of human kindness, love and very insightful practical ways of how education should be especially in favour of those who are most vulnerable.