Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School

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Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala
TypeHigher secondary school
MottoThamasoma jyothirgamaya
Number of students2000
Education systemKerala State Board of Education
Classes offeredStd 5 to 12

Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School (മലയാളം:ഗവ. മോഡൽ ബോയ്സ് എച്ച്.എസ്.എസ്, തൈക്കാട്), (previously called Government Model High School) is a school in Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, India. The school is affiliated to the Kerala State Board of Education and is one of the oldest schools in Kerala.[1]


The school

In 1885, a normal school was started in Trivandrum by the government of Travancore for training male teachers. It was situated in the compound where St.Joseph's Higher Secondary school is at present. In 1903 it was shifted to Thycaud. The magnificent main building of the school, an example of European architecture, was built in 1910[2] during the reign of Maharaja Sree Moolam Thirunal Ramavarma.[3]

The first headmaster was Dr. C F Clarke who served for three years. He lived on the school campus; the house where he stayed remains as Clarke's Bungalow. One of the earliest headmasters of the training college was Shri. P.G. Sadasiva Iyer, who was an M.A. in Chemistry from the Madras Presidency college. The school was the city's first English, Malayalam, Tamil medium school.

Higher secondary school[edit]

When the Kerala State Board of Education decided to move the two-year intermediate course (the course between high school and university) from colleges to schools in 1998, Model School was part of the program. As part of this change, the name of the school was changed to Government Model Higher Secondary School.

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Coordinates: 8°29′34″N 76°57′19″E / 8.492813°N 76.955355°E / 8.492813; 76.955355