Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
|Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School|
|1032, Avinashi Road, near Anna Statue, Coimbatore-641 018, Tamil Nadu and Coonoor
|Number of students||3000+|
|Song||To God be the Glory|
The schools were established by Sir Robert Stanes in 1858, 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, 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.
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:
- 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
- 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.
- Nirupama Rao - Foreign Secretary of India, IFS
- Narain Karthikeyan - F1 (First Indian), A1GP and NASCAR racing driver
- Adam Sinclair - Indian field hockey player
- Kannan, Amutha (14 November 2006). "Founder of Stanes school honoured". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 13 February 2008.