Nuclei of the present school :
Triplicane has long been a centre of culture and learning and pioneer in cooperation and social work. It is no wonder, therefore,that the residents of the locality in the forties and fifties of the last century took to starting two small school, one for Tamil boys and the other for Telugu boys, the former being called "the Dravida Patasala" and the latter " The Hindu Andhra Balura Patasala". From the records available it is found that both these schools were in existence in 1852 under separate managements. The Tamil school had a strength of 18 boys at the start and the subjects taught were Kural, naidatham, Nanool Kandigai and Nigandoo; History, Geography and Arithmetic were also taught. English also was taught to those who desired it. The boys were promoted on the basis of annual examination conducted by examiners, who were outsiders appointed by the Committee. Every year the examiners reported that they were satisfied with the progress made by the lads. The then committee recorded that the teachers worked hard and faithfully. They regretted that they could not pay the teachers adequately because for poor income.
How the schools were run:
It would interest one to know how the two schools were run. Each school was under a separate Committee of Management. Those who subscribed every month became members of the Committee. The defaulting members were first gently reminded of their dues, and if they continued to be in arrears, they were removed from the Committee of management. The Committee of the Tamil School met regularly every month and recorded its proceedings in Tamil, but always addressed the Government in English. Another noteworthy feature of this Committee was that to inspire confidence in the public it opened an account in the Post Office Savings Bank. Before appointing teachers, the Committee made thorough enquiries about them and selected the best out of the applicants.
In the early years the Tamil School was getting financial help from the Government as grant-in-aid and also from the pachiappa's charities.
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