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Thriveni Academy is currently a C.B.S.E. day school catering to educating rural children of Vadakupattu village and surrounding villages in Oragadam in Kancheepuram district. More than 1200 children are enrolled in this school today, that is under the management of Hiranandani group.
The school was started in 1987 by Mr. P. V. Sivan Nair, as a fully residential school on more than 1000 acres of land and sprawling infrastructure capable of housing more than 10,000 students.
The school was run by MMFG (Madras Motor Finance & Guarantee) Company headquartered in Mylapore, Chennai. From 1987 to 1997, the school saw steady growth of students coming from different parts of India, especially the North Eastern States of Assam, West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, etc. With extensive roadshows throughout India, and provision of many extra curricular activities, a variety of sports and good food, the school became a popular educational destination for all round development of children.
Thriveni Academy is part of Hiranandani Parks, Oragadam township. The school, after a brief history of legal battle, is fully functioning with some of the best State of the art sporting facilities such as a well maintained cricket ground, soccer field, tennis courts, basketball court, squash courts, volleyball/throwball courts and track and field grounds.
Yoga, karate, classes are offered to all children. The School now offers NCC training and has its own girls and boys scouts. The School has created its own marching band where students are taught to drum and march. The Green Corps develops gardening skills and a passion to nurture and grow plants.
The School houses a 1000 capacity auditorium and convention center with an attached dining hall. Cultural shows and events are conducted that motivate students to learn and perform. Recently, the School participated in Salangai puja for Bharatnatyam dancers.
Many educational events such as quiz competitions, debates, competitions are held in the auditorium for various age groups. An intensive effort to draw more children and develop skills in many aspects of life are taught.
The School has many learning laboratories such as the English Lab, Math Lab, Social Sciences Lab, where hands-on Learning is adopted. The Science department has its own Biology, Chemistry, Physics, labs where experiments are conducted. The Computer Science Lab houses many computers that allow students to learn programming skills.
The Smart classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors that enable teachers to use technology in teaching.
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