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Sunday, 19 December 2010 06:27

This school was first established specially for girls in the year1850. This has been referred in his annual visit in the note of the secretary of the central committee as follows.

“In November 1849, Rev.Robert Bren with his wife Mrs. Bren visited this place. A Church and a Bishop’s house are being built. I wish to mention an English school has already been started functioning for girls by Mrs. Bren. There 36 girls are studying. I inspected the Tamil English Schools on Friday the 27th. The English schools are above the Tamil schools.”

This school which had been functioning in the compound of the church was undertaken by the CMS. Missionary started in a new building. This school, in the Kopay area, majority were boys, was in the forefront as an institution for education in the English Medium. This school was under the supervision of the priest of the church till 1899. There after this was brought under the St.John College Management Board and administered by the said board. The classes were conducted up to ESL. After 1928 above grade three level Girls were admitted to grade 4and 5 also.

In 1939 Late mr.G.S Chellaiah Became the Head master and the classes were gradually increased and in 1940 students were admitted to appear for the senior school certificate examination. In 1948 this school was amalgamated with girls hostal school and re-designated as Kopay Christian College and Late Mr.G.s.Chelliah was appointed as principal and miss. M.V.Hudhinson as vice principal to the school. At the beginning the hostel for boys were built outside the school. But in due course they brought to wordsworth hall.

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 December 2010 08:46