Sishya was founded in 1972. The school has gradually developed over the years until it has evolved into a full fledged Higher Secondary School, offering the +2 since 1986. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, whose offices are in New Delhi. It prepares students for the ICSE (Class X) and the ISC (Class XII) examinations. Sishya has been granted Christian Minority status by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions.
The school has 14 classes, commencing with the LKG upto the 12th class. LKG and UKG are housed in the Grace Cherian ITC Pre-school Block, Classes I to VII in the Auditorium Block, Classes VIII to X in the Senior School Block and Classes XI and XII in the Thangam Thomas Memorial Library Building.
The school endeavours to keep the number of students per class to a minimum, balancing efficiency and quality, with economy. From KG to Class X there are not more than 30 per Class.
The present strength of the school is approximately 1200 students and 85 teaching staff.
The school has a state of the art Library with a Multimedia Section and Audiovisual Room. There are fully equipped Laboratories for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
To stimulate the minds of younger children, there is a separate Junior Science Lab. There is also a specialized Art Department.
FOSTERING THE HOUSE SPIRIT
To foster character, creativity, team spirit and healthy competition among the pupils, the whole school is divided into four houses namely Narmada, Godavari, Sutlej and Cauvery. The children are assigned to one of the houses from class 2 onwards. They wear different coloured house shirts every Friday and house assembly is held every friday. There are inter house competitions in arts, sports, debate etc in the school on a regular basis. This develops a team spirit to work for a common goal of making the house excel. Each house is given points based on their performance and the overall champions of the school is declared every year and they are the proud owners of the coveted trophy for the best house for a period of one year.
GAMES AND SPORTS
The school has extensive games fields. Cricket, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Throwball, Athletics, Table Tennis and Badminton are some of the games available. Qualified coaches are available to guide the children.
The school also encourages co-curricular activities such as dance, drama, singing, debates, elocution etc. through Inter House Competitions.
LIST OF GAMES AND CLUBS
Key board / Violin
Crystal Glass Painting
Athletics / Fitness
Sishya has always sought to achieve total development of each pupil, with emphasis on learning and co-curricular activities. The School endeavours to ensure that each child receives his fair share of individual attention. The quality of education imparted is indicated by the achievements of former students of Sishya many of whom have already excelled themselves in many fields.