History

P.S. Senior Secondary School, affiliated to CBSE, was started on June 9, 1976. It was granted permanent affiliation by the CBSE with effect from April 1, 1987. The school is a unit of P.S. Educational Society, the educational wing of P. S. Charities, founded in 1905.

It is located within a spacious campus with adequate classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, and libraries. There is an extensive playground area of over 10,000 sq.metres. Due importance is given to sports and games. The school conducts several programmes to identify and nurture talent in Music, Dance, Drawing, Painting, and Crafts.

Founder: Shri. Pennathur Subramanya Iyer (1830-1901)

Presidents of our School: Past and Present

  • Shri. C. R. Pattabhiraman (1976-2001)
    • Founder President – P. S. Senior Secondary School Trustee and Chairman – P. S. Educational Society
    • Outstanding Lawyer and Former Union Minster, Government of India
  • Shri. C.V.Narasimhan , I.P.S. Retd. (2001-2015)
    • Chairman – P.S.Educational Society
    • President – School Managing Committee
    • Former Director, CBI, Government of India
  • Shri. T. S. Krishnamurthy,  (Since 2015)
    • Former Election Commissioner

Correspondents:

  • Shri. P. C. Sekhar (1976-1994)
    • First Correspondent of the school
    • Ex. Chairman and M.D-United India Insurance
  • Shri. A. R. Jagannathan (1994-Feb 2005)
    • Secretary and Correspondent (1994 – Feb 2005)
    • Headed Tata Projects Ltd. as Vice Chairman and MD
  • Shri. A.N.Radhakrishnan- (Feb 2005 – March 2017)
    • Vast experience in administration in the corporate sector, Former Director, Shriram Group
  • Shri. R. Sivakumar (Since April 2017)
    • Practising Chartered Accountant for the past 35 years and has been associated with the CA Institute for the past 3 decades as a faculty.
    • Currently, President, Society of Auditors
    • Secretary and Treasurer of D. Rangaswamy Academy of Fiscal Research
    • Treasurer of RKM Vivekananda College and Member, Academy Council of MOP Vaishnav College

Principals:

  •  Ms. Thangam (1976 – 1978)
    • First Principal of the school
    • Had long and illustrious service as Headmistress, NKT School, Triplicane
  • Mrs. K. Alamelu, M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil (June 1978 – 1999)
    • Subject expert in Mathematics
    • Recipient of the National Award to Teachers by Government of India presented by the President of India (1990)
    • Served as Member of the Governing Body of the CBSE
  • Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Srivatsan, M.Sc., M.Ed., (1999-2007)
    • Principal – 1999 – 2007
    • Vice Principal between 1980-1999
    • Subject expert in Chemistry
    • Recipient of the National Award to Teachers by Government of India presented by the President of India  (2002)
    • Served as Member of the Governing Body of the CBSE
  • Mrs. Lakshmi Srinivasan M.A., M.Ed., (2007-2018)
    • Head of English Department since 1987
    • Vice Principal – 2004 – 2007
    • Member of the CBSE ELT Project Team
    • Was involved in the writing of Interact in English Text Books prescribed by the CBSE for Classes IX & X for the Communicative English course
    • Member of the material writing team for the ‘Language Skills Reader – Functional English Course Class XI’
    • Recipient of the National Award to Teachers by Government of India presented by the President of India  (2013)
  • Dr Revathy Parameswaran (Since 2018)

The PTA: The parents and teachers of the school together form the P S Senior Secondary School Parent Teachers Association,. It was established in 1979 with the main objective of promoting rapport and understanding between the parents, teachers, and students of the school. The PTA also offers scholarships to deserving students and prizes for meritorious students.

Alumni: The Alumni Association formed in February, 2000 with 200 students, now has more than 1500 members. Among them are successful entrepreneurs, decorated officers of the Armed Forces, reputed engineers, doctors, chartered accountants, lawyers, management consultants, journalists, musicians, dancers, and so on. Our alumni are spread across the globe occupying coveted positions both in Public and Private enterprises. Every year the Alumni Association contributes towards scholarships to meritorious students. Some of our Alumni sponsor needy children individually as well. Currently spurred by an active Committee of Members and Nodal Committee of Persons representing each batch, the Alumni Association has embarked upon an ambitious ‘Emergency Hospitalization Insurance’ scheme for the teachers and other staff of the school – as a mark of their gratitude.

Conclusion: As an institution, if today we have a pride of place known for the excellent standards we have set, it is because we value discipline above all else. While we are happy and proud of our achievements, we feel most gratified in the thought that in the last 34 years we have moulded thousands of boys and girls into fine human beings who can face the challenges of the world with courage and conviction. We are aware that, “Children are not vessels to be filled but lamps to be lit.” We strive to make schooling a meaningful, transforming influence.