St. Thomas Residential School

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St.Thomas Residential School
Trivandrum, Kerala
Type Boarding school/High school
Motto Thamaso ma Jyothir Gamaya, Asatho ma sadgamaya
(From darkness take me to light, From unreality to reality)
Established June 6, 1966
Locale Mukkolakkal
Principal Rajan K. Varughese
Faculty 125+
Grades Kindergarten to XII
Number of students 2,000+
Sports Football (soccer), hockey, basketball, cricket, tennis, skating
Publication The Threshold, Vignettes
Yearbook The Threshold

St. Thomas Residential School is a coeducational boarding high school, at Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala. It is an English Medium School affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. St. Thomas Residential School prepares students for the ICSE as well as the ISC examinations.

The school was established by the Mar Thoma Church Educational Society (MTCES) on June 6, 1966. It is located on a 32-acre (130,000 m2) campus, at Mukkolakkal, a suburban area on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city. Other institutions located on the same campus include St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, St. Thomas Teachers' Training College, St.Thomas Central School and St. Thomas Pre-primary School all of which are managed by MTCES. The students and alumni of St Thomas are popularly known as Santhomites.


The school was established by the Mar Thoma Church Educational Society (MTCES) of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church on June 6, 1966. The first principal of the school was Rev. P.K. Koshy, who served as Principal from 1966 to 1968. The principals since then were

- Mr. T.Paul Varghese (1968–72)
- Mr. P.T.Mathew (1972–73)
- Mr. Thomas Mathai (1973–74)
- Rev. Dr. T.C.Thomas (1975–81) 
- Mr. Thomas.P.Athyal (1981–88)
- Dr. V.M.John (1988–98)
- Mr. M.M.Mathew (1998-03)
- Mrs. Achamma Zachariah (2003-'09)

The current principal is Mr. Rajan K Varughese (2009–present) [1]


Located on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city, St. Thomas Residential School (STRS) has a lush 32-acre campus which it shares with its sister institutions. The school has an artificial tennis court, a hockey field, a football ground and a basketball court cum skating rink.The school includes a state-of-the-art Computer facility and Science labs for the students.


This is the annual inter-school cultural fest hosted by the school, which was conceptualized and started by the ISC 2007 batch and is one of the most awaited school fests each year. The final year students, supported by their teachers and their juniors, are the organizers of the event. SanRevo is short for Santhome Revolution.

The fabled phoenix is the logo of SanRevo. The phoenix is 'awakened' each year for the fest. Schools from across Trivandrum participate in this annual extravaganza which is eagerly awaited.

The most recent edition was SanRevo 2014 conducted by the Renegadez (ISC 2014-15) batch of STRS.

A list of batches that have conducted the SanRevo is given below:

Batch Year Batch Name
2007-08 ---
2008-09 ---
2009-10 ---
2010-11 Hybridz
2011-12 Centaurz
2012-13 Fugitivez
2013-14 Titanz
2014-15 Renegadez

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