Our School History

The Vikasa School at Tuticorin, a Unit of PSTS Foundation, is run with a motive of imparting quality education to the fast developing Port- town. The school started with 64 children in a rented building in June 1996. Now it is housed in 2 buildings with a built-in area of 43150 Sq.ft with around 2000 children as its student strength and with over 175 members of the teaching faculty.

The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi, which is an All-India Board and the children appear for ICSE examination in class X and ISC in class XII.

School has etched its name in this town within its short life span of 17 years by achieving position in the All India Child Genius Contest conducted by Star TV network. School children also have achieved the highest grades in the IAIS examinations in English, Sciences and Computer Skills conducted by Educational Assessment Australia (EAA-UNSW). One of our students was invited to attend Youth for Leadership in Science by Central Electrochemical Research Institute, at SIKRI Karaikudi, for the scores achieved in the ICSE examinations. Our swimming team is a force to reckon within South Tamil Nadu and has State level swimmers in its ranks.

One child from our school came All-India fourth in the India Child Genius contest and had the privilege of meeting Dr.Abdul Kalam at his residence. Two of our children were awarded Gold Award for the International Award for Young people formally known as Duke of Edinburgh award and they had the privilege of receiving the award from Vice President of India Shri. M. Hamid Ansari. One child was selected for an all-expenses-paid visit to Russia by securing 3rd position in the All-India Student Scientific Expedition to Russia "Heliodyssey 2008". One student for securing All India First and Cash Award in "Young Bulls Money Challenge" 2009.

Admission in the school is based on the screening and counselling sessions, an internal system developed by the school where the language and numerical ability of the child are also checked. Admissions are based on merit list prepared by the Principal which on approval by the School Board is released. In the event of no vacancy, students are short listed based on the merit list and whenever a vacancy arises the student is offered the seat within the academic year. Age criteria is strictly followed according to the school norms.

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters and accordingly appropriate number of Unit Tests are conducted before each semester exam. Projects, Assignments and Seminars are part of the internal assessment systems. Promotion is based on the basis of unit tests, semester exam, the internal assessment scores and the attendance.

School conducts Parent-Teacher Meeting at the end of each semester where parents collect the report of their wards from the respective Class Teachers after meeting all the Subjects Teachers on one to one basis. If a parent wishes to know the progress of the child during the semester, they could do so by fixing an appointment with the member of the concerned Academic Council which assists the Principal. The academic council comprises of the Principal, Vice Principals, Head mistress and the Co-ordinators.

The school is divided into Houses and various competitions are conducted for children. Teachers are attached to each house and they assist the children. Student Council is effective and takes care of the student-related matters.

Vikasa School - About Us