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.
This years investiture ceremony held on the 25th of January, introduced the new batch of prefects dedicated to leading the student body to new heights of excellence in sports, cultural and academic events.
Overnight camp this year was held on the 19th of January. Students of classes from Classes 4-8 and 11 enjoy a ‘day out’ by camping in the school overnight.
The Inter House Rangoli Competition was held on the 18th of January 2019. The theme for this year’s competition was the ‘Festivals of India’.
This exciting event was held on the 2nd of November 2018. Questions ranged from sports and literature to current events and science.
This year the music competition was held on the 26th of October, 2018. The judges for the event were Mrs. Chitra Mohan for the Indian Music section and Mrs. Ameira D’Costa for the Western Music section.
Held on the 12th of October, 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.
The Eleventh Annual Sishya Model United Nations Conference, also known as SISHMUN, was held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of October, 2018. Around 700 delegates from 34 schools from Chennai, Coimbatore and Pondicherry atte...
The Inter House Tennis Meet was held on the 22nd of September 2018 and this year we had an overall participation of 261 students in the event which included a Hit over the Net section too. The Chief Guest for the even...
There was a buzz in the campus as it was finally the day of the dance competition. The 2018 Inter House Dance competition, held on the 21st of September, was an exhilarating mixture of dance forms.
The Annual Senior School Day programme was held on the 30th of August 2018. The Chief Guest this year was Mr. Ashok Kumar, Director General of Police (Retd.) & CAO of Surana & Surana International Attorneys.
The 28th of August was a bright and beautiful day. The students of Classes LKG to 5 were all excited because Junior School day had finally arrived. After a month of practice sessions, the lines were learnt and dance s...
Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour in school on the morning of August 15th 2018. The rains decided to play spoilsport so the hoisting of the National Flag was done in the school auditorium.
This year, the oration was held on the 10th of August. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General (Programmes), World Health Organisation, was the Chief Guest for the occasion.
The Inter House Debate competition was held on 12th of July 2018. This year’s topics were ‘Is Artificial Intelligence the biggest threat to human existence’ and ‘World War III will be fought over water’.
Under the leadership of Aahan Goyal and Pallavi Chesetty, our Cultural Secretaries and with guidance from the teachers, 19 schools competed for the overall trophy, participating in a variety of events over the two day...
The Sishya school fete was held on 30th of June 2018. 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 up and ma...
The Sishya Inter House Swimming Meet was held on the 23rd of June 2018 and a total of around 200 students participated in the meet across several events. The best swimmers of the meet were Nikhil Bhaiya of Sutlej hous...
This year, the theme for the Drama Competition was ‘Crime and punishment’. 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. Dilip...
The Inter House English Elocution Competition was held on the 20th of April 2018 for students of Classes 6 – 9. The judge for the event was Ms. Felshya Victor. The Overall winner for the event was Cauvery House.
The Hindi Elocution was held on 6th of April 2018. This event saw the participation of students from classes 5 – 7. Each class was given a different topic that they had to speak about.
Sishya bade farewell to the ISC Batch of 2017 on the 3rd of April 2018. The graduation ceremony began with the students and the teachers of Class 12 entering the hall in procession, wearing robes of blue.
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.