South Suburban School (Main)
|South Suburban School (Main)|
|Type||Government Sponsored Primary,Secondary|
|Motto||"Ars Longa Vita Brevis" - "Art is long, Life is brief"|
|Founder||Dr Ganga Prasad Mukherjee|
|Principal||Sri Debasish Bhattacharya|
|Number of students||1000+|
|Classes||Jr. I (4+) to 12|
|Color(s)||Ash colour trouser and white shirt (secondary), black trouser and white shirt (Higher secondary)|
|Affiliation||West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education|
|Foundation Day||13 February|
South Suburban School (Main) (Bengali: সাউথ সাবার্বান স্কুল (মেন)) was established in 1874. It was located at Hazra Pukur (now Jatin Das Park) in Kolkata, India. At that time it was known as South Suburban School, Kalighat. Pundit Sibnath Sastri was the first head-master. After a few years the school's name was changed to South Suburban School, Bhowanipur. The school was relocated to Govinda Bose Lane (its current location). The secondary building of the school was built in 1888 by an Italian engineer and its primary building was built in 1908.
Asutosh College was established by the school. The school helps other schools including L.M.S. Institution (now known as South Suburban School (Branch), Sir Ramesh Mitra Balika Vidyalaya and Chakraberia High School.
The national anthem of India is chosen as the anthem of the school.
The school is located at Gopal Banerjee Street.There are two buildings and each building has its own playground, the bigger one is known as
The uniform of the school is a white shirt with ash colour shorts or trousers, white socks and black shoes. On Physical Education days a white trouser and white cades are worn instead. In winter navy blue sweaters are allowed. The school emblem of "S" is on the pocket of the shirt.
- Ashutosh Mukherjee, academic administrator
- Premendra Mitra, poet, novelist and short story writer
- Uttam Kumar, actor
- Rabi Ghosh, character artist and comedian
- Sisir Kumar Das, poet, playwright, translator, and scholar
The school has an NCC curriculum having Army, Air and Naval wings. Students participate in the Republic Day March in Delhi.
There is a cricket team which participates in the school level tournaments.
The school has an organisation named "NatureLovers" that organises coastal trekking, jungle trekking, high altitude trekking, Traverse Himalayan Trekking Expedition, adventure cum nature study course, cycling expedition, tree planting, blood donation camps, free health checkup camps, and an environmental awareness program. The President of the Organisation is the Headmaster.