This school was one of the earliest initiatives of the Gandhigram being established in 1949. Located in the Gandhigram campus, this primary school provides free education from the pre-school to the 5th standard. Our school Believes that every child is unique and hence all the children should be valued for their individuality.
According to Gandhiji’s ideals on education, our teachers realize and bring out the best in Children’s body , mind and spirit through various activities. The joyful learning atmosphere with excellent teachers and activity-based curriculum attracts the children from all the villages nearby Gandhigram. The school has excellent classroom, playground and library facilities. Nutritious free mid day meals are provided to students. The teachers encourage enrolment by providing free stationeries to students. Apart from imparting curricular activities our school takes much care in developing the values and skills of the children through yoga, community prayer, shramdhan, celebration of important national days, study circle, environmental development activities, cultural activities etc.
The syllabus is based on the Tamilnadu state board. Currently (2010-10), the school has staff strength of 11 teachers and a total of over 430 students (boys about 240 and girls about 190). The students hail from the surrounding villages. Around 9000 students have passed out till date. A major security / benefit for the students here is that once they join here they have a sure admission in the Thambithottam Higher Sec. School for the higher classes and also on to college. Most of them join Thambithottam Higher Secondary School from here.
Education is aimed at an over-all development of the children based on Gandhian ideals – simple living and high thinking, community work, dignity of labour. The students have the sarvodaya prayer every Friday. The students run a parliament themselves, and each of the ministry and ministers take care of their area of work.
Particular academic help, attention and extra hours coaching for students who need it, continuous assessment, emphasis on and activities for harmonious community work, programmes and competitions for bringing out the talents of the students are some of the endeavours of the school to improve the quality of education given. Besides this, special attention is given to inculcate in the students a value for cleanliness and conservation of their environment. Our school has won many prizes in various competitions held at various schools and at district level. Our school has been awarded as the best school in Athoor block of Dindigul district.