New No. 2, PADMANABHA NAGAR,
ADYAR, CHENNAI – 600 020
The Story of Sishya is the story of how one man’s vision was transformed through his dedication & perseverance in the face of odds, through the support of parents and students as well the community at large, into a premier institution providing quality education in Chennai.
Sishya was founded in 1972. The school has gradually developed over the years until it has evolved into a full fledged Higher Secondary School, offering the +2 since 1986. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, whose offices are in New Delhi. It prepares students for the ICSE (Class X) and the ISC (Class XII) examinations. A state of the art Library with a Multimedia Section and Audiovisual Room along with fully equipped Laboratories for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science form part of the schools campus. The school has extensive games fields for a variety of sports like Cricket, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Athletics, Table Tennis and Badminton. Qualified coaches are available to guide the children.
Sishya has always sought to achieve total development of each pupil, with emphasis on learning and co-curricular activities. The School endeavours to ensure that each child receives his fair share of individual attention. The quality of education imparted is indicated by the achievements of former students of Sishya many of whom have already excelled themselves in many fields.
Parents seeking admission for LKG may note that as the number of seats are limited, those who have registered in the year of birth (apart from siblings, children of alumni and Christians) will be considered. Appointments are not required for LKG Registrations.
Under SUPW, children learn practical activities that help them to be capable and self-sufficient. Community Service activities include visits to orphanages and schools for the physically or mentally challenged and helps to sensitize our students to the needs and problems of other children.
The 36th Sishya School Adyar Annual Inter House Athletics Meet was held on 10th February 2018. The meet began with the Chief Guest Mr. T.S. Balasubramaniam, DIG (Retd) ICG and Administrative Head of TCS, Siruseri, being welcomed by the Board of Trustees.
The Sishya Annual Kiddies Meet was held on Saturday, 22nd February, 2020 on the School Grounds. The Chief Guest for this event was Mrs. Vandana Srikanth, the PTA president 2019-2020.
The PTA plays an important role as a voice for both teachers and parents. It brings parents’ concerns to the administration’s notice and helps to find solutions. It engages itself annually in fund-raising activities, ...
The 38th Annual Inter House Athletics Meet was held on 25th January 2020. However, the athletic fever began to pervade the campus well before the actual day, with athletes practicing hard every day since the day schoo...
The Inter House Rangoli Competition was held on the 24th of January 2020. The theme for this year’s competition was the ‘Nature’.
Students of classes from Classes 4-8 and 11 enjoy a ‘day out’ by camping in the school overnight. Overnight camp this year, was held on the 11th of January.
2020 started with the ringing in of a new batch of prefects dedicated to leading the student body to new heights of excellence in sports and cultural and academic events. This investiture ceremony held on the 8th of J...
The Inter House Music Competition was held on the 13th of December 2019. The judge for the Indian Music segment was Smt. Smitha Madhav who played the role of Sita in the award winning feature film Ramayanam. She is ...
Held on the 10th of December 2019, the Science Quiz was a most exciting event. The questions were intellectually stimulating and the Audio, Visual and Experimental Rounds captured the interest of the audience.
This exciting event was held on the 15 th of November 2019. The quiz was conducted by Mr. Rajiv Rajendra, an alumnus of Sishya.
The Inter House Tennis Meet was held on the 19th of October 2019 and this year we had an overall participation of 282 students in the event which included a Hit over the Net section too.
The Inter House Debate competition was held on 18th of October 2019. This year’s topics were ‘Nations Should Have Borders’ and ‘Social Media Has More Of A Negative Influence On Today’s Youth’.
The theme for the Senior School Exhibition was ‘Temples of India’ and the Junior School gave us a glimpse of creativity on varied topics.
The 13th edition of the Sishya Model United Nations Conference - SISHMUN 2019 was held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October earlier this year. With two new committees, UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) an...
This year the school fete was held on 28th of September 2019. It was a day of revelry in Sishya and students and parents from all over the city came to enjoy themselves at the various food and games stalls, each set ...
The Inter House Dance Competition took place on 20th September and was one of the best we've ever had! The hard work and effort put in by the students was clearly seen on stage and received wide praise from the entir...
The Annual Senior School Day programme was held on the 29th of August 2019. The Chief Guest this year was Ms. Catherine Suard - Consul General of France.
The Annual Junior School Day programme was held on the 27th of August 2019. This dazzling event showcased the astounding talents of our young performers from Kindergarten until Class 5. The children enthralled the aud...
Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour in school on the morning of August 15th 2019.
This is Sishya’s signature inter-school cultural event organized by the Super Seniors (students of Class 12). Various stimulating events are thoughtfully planned and methodically implemented. This year a new logo for ...
This year, the theme was ‘Cliff hanger’. Each house had to perform an original short play of fifteen minutes duration based on the theme given. The judges for the event were Mr. Nikhil Kedia, an actor and director bas...
A list of Events and Happenings that have taken place at Sishya School during 2019
First place: Deshna of Class 3
Leah Charles of Class 4 - Second place in KATA – below 10 years girls
Mahika Tulsyan of Class 11 won Gold in Sub Junior Category (under 17), Gold in Open Category (all age groups) and Silver in Mixed Team.
Udhav Shankar of Class 11 – Winner of Category A Boys
Zonal level toppers and School level toppers were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze
Arya Satagopal of Class 8
Ananya Annie Thomas of Class 5
The story of Sishya is the story of how one man’s vision was transformed through his dedication & perseverance in the face of many odds, through the support of parents and students as well the community at large, into a premier institution providing quality education in Chennai.
Mr. K. I. Thomas, the founder of Sishya, began a nursery-cum-preparatory school in January 1972 at Edward Elliots Road with just 28 pupils on its rolls.
KIT Thomas Educational Society is granted ICSE Certification. First school magazine is published.
Sishya’s 1st batch consisting of 9 students appear for the ICSE examination. Sishya students participate in a school broadcast on AIR for the first time. Usha Uthup’s benefit concert for Sishya.
Sishya shifts to Adyar. Thatched huts for classrooms. FIRE! 2nd std hut catches fire when a diwali rocket falls on it. Fire brigade summoned. DD Telecast of Sishya Play
Physical, natural science, camera and dance photography inaugurated
Interact club inaugurated
Sishya PTA formed. It was in this year also that the First Sishya Fete was held in November 1983.
A new Principal's Block housing the Senior School and the Laboratories is constructed with funds raised primarily through donations received from parents and well wishers of the school.
Mr. V. Hensman takes over as principal. A person with an avid interest in music and dramatics, he directed and oversaw the annual school plays. Sishya starts +2 classes.
Ms. Thangam Thomas passed on. In Sishya many remember her for all the little things she did—like standing at the gate and handing out Easter eggs to all.
First batch to take ISC examination. ‘EXPOSISH’ 1988, a novel fund raising effort initiated by the PTA, was a massive project in which the parents, teachers and also the students played a major role, was a resounding ...
In 1989, the Junior School- cum- Auditorium block was constructed and was the venue for the Inaugural meeting of Sishya Alumni.
Ms. Grace Cherian passed on. She is fondly remembered as a strict but fair person. Grace Cherian was a punctilious woman, detailed oriented and correct in everything she said and did.
N.K. Sharma taught chemistry for the senior classes. He introduced a wider variety of Inter-House cultural competitions, and the Inter-School Cultural, Sishyamrita.
Mr. KIT Thomas passed on. He has the singular privilege of having fathered and built two institutions that despite the passage of time remain synonymous with his name.
The pre-school complex consisting of little cottages and a delightful kiddies’ play area complete with a stage was constructed under the shade-giving trees in the premises.
In 1994 the playground is completely re-laid and re-surfaced and converted to facilitate athletics and games even in the rainy season.
Vivian Simcock taught mathematics for Class 10, introduced the concept of ‘Heads of Departments’ and SUPW activities, and increased the gamut of Inter-House competitions.
In 1997, on the school’s Silver Jubilee, the new Library Block is inaugurated and named The Thangam Thomas Library Block after one of the school’s co–founders.
B.J. Caszo (2000 – 2002) was working with the Council before he joined Sishya. He taught English for Classes 10, 11 and 12.
Omana Thomas takes over as principal from B.J. Caszo
The old school Auditorium is replaced with a new building housing the new auditorium, Computer Labs, Maths Lab, and the Junior School classes. This building was completed and inaugurated in 2006.
In 2010 , in association with the CL Metha Trust, the Dr. C.L. Metha Sishya OMR school is opened in Thoraipakkam.
The EFIS is opened in the main school campus to cater to the French community in Chennai.
The existing sports field is relaid and resurfaced to support Sishya’s extensive sporting activities through the year. The whole school is converted into WiFi campus.
The cottages are renovated and made into smart classrooms with a generous donation from MRF.