Kumbarpet is a revenue village of Shorapur Town Municipal Council. Shorapur belongs to Yadgir District which is considered one of the backward districts of North Karnataka. Gulbarga, Raichur, Yadgir and Bidar Districts were part of Hyderabad ruled by Nizams before these four Districts were merged with Mysore region on the basis of language which was later named Karnataka. Even now the whole region is referred to as ‘Hyderabad-Karnataka’.The people of this region have a long way to go to do better in life. Shorapur Taluk comprises 185 villages and 42 Gram Panchayats. Topographically this land is dry. Irrigation facility is not implemented. Transportation and communication facilities are inadequate. Access roads to villages are not developed.
Rev. Fr Antony Fernandes, the then parish priest, on his visit to the Ursuline Franciscan Provincialate in Mysore met the Provincial Superior Rev. Sr. Jyothi Fernandes and made a request to send the Ursuline Franciscan Sisters to launch into the North Karnataka mission. The request was accepted by the Provincial Superior. This is the first mission of the Ursuline Franciscan Sisters of Mysore Province in North Karnataka. Bishop Joseph D’Silva of Bellary officially invited Sisters to the Diocese. On June 16, 2001 Sisters Petronilla D’Silva and Janitha Rodrigues came to Shorapur as pioneering members. Sisters were given the parish house as their residence.
The Ursuline Franciscan Sisters started pre-primary classes with 28 children with Sr. Blanch D’Souza as the first headmistress. 2.10 guntas of land was purchased in Kumbarpet on April 25, 2005. On August 12, 2007 Prerana Higher Primary School was blessed and inaugurated. On December 31 st the School was shifted from Shorapur to Kumbarpet. Sr. Cynthia Wilma Rego assumed her responsibility as headmistress in 2007 and worked tirelessly, sometimes even doing the odd jobs. The Mysore Province which ventured into the African Mission in 2011 withdrew Sr. Wilma for a noble cause and replaced her with another efficient and dedicated person, Sr. Reena D’Souza. At Present Sr. Benita Dias is the Headmistress of this Institution
At present the School has advanced to class 10 th . The total number of students in the present academic year is 902. To accommodate the growing number of sections second floor is constructed in the year 2008. It is partially financed by Inde Espoir, France, through the mediation of Fr Patrick Langue S.J In the Year 2017-18 the school obtained 100 % result in the S. S. L. C. Board examination with 16 Distinctions, 22 First class and one student secured 98% marks in aggregate. The sincere and faithful dedication of the Sisters and the staff has brought the best possible service for the all-round and complete development of each and every student of the institution. The parents/guardians too are included as part of the larger plan. Ample empowerment to create a society in the back drop of scriptural values of peace, love and concern with justice and fellowship based on mutual respect is visible. The people never fail to generously recognize and value our services in a larger perspective for the love of God.