Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
Stanes.jpg
Location
1032, Avinashi Road, near Anna Statue, Coimbatore-641 018, Tamil Nadu and Coonoor
India
Information
Motto Excelsa Sequar
Established 1862
Staff 136
Number of students 3000+
Song To God be the Glory
Website

Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School are two schools in Coimbatore and Coonoor.For Coonoor visit www.stanesschoolcoonoor.com

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 when 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.

Houses[edit]

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

Coimbatore School

  • Terrific Tigers, motto: Spring to Victory, yellow
  • Lordly Lions, motto: Animo et Fide, red
  • Playful Panthers, motto: Nil Desperandum, blue
  • Wily Wolves, motto: Fide et Labore, green

Coonoor School

  • Davids - yellow
  • Fritchley - red
  • Groves - green
  • Stanes - blue

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.

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

External links[edit]