Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School

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Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
Stanes.jpg
'Excelsa Seqar
Location
1032, Avinashi Road, near Anna Statue, Coimbatore-641 018, Tamil Nadu and Coonoor
India
Information
Established1862
Staff136
Number of students3000+
SongTo God be the Glory
Website
 
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Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
Stanes.jpg
'Excelsa Seqar
Location
1032, Avinashi Road, near Anna Statue, Coimbatore-641 018, Tamil Nadu and Coonoor
India
Information
Established1862
Staff136
Number of students3000+
SongTo God be the Glory
Website

Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School are two schools in Coimbatore and Coonoor. They are among the oldest schools in India.

History[edit]

The schools were established by Sir Robert Stanes in 1858,[1] with the Coimbatore branch starting with four children and two teachers. Today the school has over 3000 pupils and 136 staff. It started as a European and Eurasian school but under the concept of liberal education the restrictions have been relaxed, but minority rights for Anglo-Indian children are still retained

Sir Robert Stanes

The Founder[edit]

Sir Robert Stanes, born on 13 May 1841, laid the foundation stone of the School on 6 November 1862. In that year, the school had four children and two teachers. The British Empire conferred on him The Kaiser-i-Hind Medal for his Meritorious Services. It started as a European And Eurasian School but later it was opened to all irrespective of their creed, community and status. Exclusive minority rights for Anglo-Indian children are retained as per Sir Robert's wishes.

Library[edit]

The "Nalanda" library of Stanes Coimbatore atop the Main Hall serves the students and faculty.The library is operational on all working days between 9.30 and 5 P.M. The library is closed between 2.00 P.M. and 3.00 P.M. on working days. As of 2011, the library does not lend books. The library also houses a computer lab, defunct as of 2009.

The Nalanda library is also the venue of several co-curricular and extracurricular activities of the school such as quizzes, drawing, painting and essay-writing competitions.

Houses[edit]

The boys and girls are grouped into four Houses. Each House is headed by its own Master and Mistress and its respective Captains, Prefects, and Vice-Captains. The Houses are:

Coimbatore School

Coonoor School

Inter-house sports and games are conducted. The house which emerges victorious is awarded the Champion House trophy. There are trophies for the cross country race and marching. The Annual Sports Day is an important event at the school.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kannan, Amutha (14 November 2006). "Founder of Stanes school honoured". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 13 February 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/narain-karthikeyan.html

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