Sri. K.V. Ommen Karikkattu
I am extremely happy to present you with a short history of our school. It may bring past recollections of your student days in the school. A detailed history will be given later in a Souvenir we intend to publish in connection with our Centenary Celebrations in 2010-2011.
Name of our village starts with the letter 'E'. The original school building was in the shape of E until the Higher Secondary building came to be constructed. We are proud that the building could remind people of Eraviperoor.
Our School started in a small way in 1903-1904 with the Primary section. The founding Fathers were Chacko Varkey, Thannickal, Oommen Kochummen, Karikattu and T.C. Varkey,followed by T.C.Oommen Thengumannil, The three cousins hoped to give through the school basic Education to the people of Eraviperoor and the surrounding areas. In 1910 it was upgraded into Upper Primary School and in 1923, to High school and in 2000 to Higher secondary school. St Mary's UPS was added specially for the education of girls and even to-day. For a long time UP Section in St.Johns remained segregated-for boys and girls. Some of the renowned Head Masters were
C P Thomas Ayroor, K.O Mathew Karikattu, M.G. George Othera , M.O. Iype Mananthara, A.M George Anjilivelil, K.K Zachariah, Kanichukattu, I M Mathew Inchakkalayil, all have passed away but we treasure their memory with love and respect.
Hundreds and Thousands who have received their Education from this Almamatre have ventured into the wide world and have done well in life. All the educational needs and spiritual inspiration they received from their beloved teachers have helped them. The School has had renowned teachers: K.M Thomas from Tiiruvalla, C.M Zachariah, Kuriannoor, M.V.Chacko, Madhathil, Vikrama Panicker, Othera etc. to mention only few. (space wont be enough to fill in all the names , so please excuse me)
Apart from Academic excellence our school topped in the list of schools in Travancore in sports and games. St. John's English school was a bye word for excellence in foot ball lovers throghout Travancore. We had stalwart players well known through out the state.Even to-day the school has been able to asset its supermacy in football.
Our school is situated at the Eraviperoor junction, where TK Road and TR Road branch out. It is ideally situated, has easy access from all points of Central Travancore. KSRTC and private buses ply through the road in front of our school almost every minute.
Parents and students find it easy to reach school by bus, car or two whelers. The old generation compare these facilities with what they had during their time, when most of them walked to the school.
More detail will be added in the Centenary Souvenir.