TAMIL CLASSES CONDUCTED BY THE THAMIL CULTURAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

The main goal of the Thamil Cultural Society of British Columbia is to preserve and propagate the Tamil language and culture to all those who are interested. While preserving the language and culture, it aims to integrate well with the multicultural Canadian environment and become well recognized Tamil-Canadians.

To achieve this goal, a Tamil School was started in 1994 at Vancouver and named as Vancouver Tamil School. It is conducted by voluntary teachers. It has grown from a student strength of 14 in 1994 to about 45 registered students now, in Vancouver Tamil School alone. Mr. Sivabalasingham was volunteering as Principal of Vancouver Tamil School from its inception until 2006. From 2006 to December 2011, Mrs. Parameswari Pararajasingham was volunteering as the Vancouver Tamil School Principal. From January 2012, Mrs. Lathalini Sivapalan is volunteering as the Vancouver Tamil School Principal. In 1997, the need to have more Schools was realized and branches were started at Surrey, Coquitlam, Port-Coquitlam and North-Delta. Mostly children were registered in these schools and is growing day by day.

For Adults, who want to learn to read or speak Tamil, classes are being conducted on individual basis. Anyone who is interested to learn Tamil are welcome to contact the Society and the Society is pleased to provide assistance to them.

For regular Tamil class information and register your children in any one of the ongoing Tamil classes, kindly contact the following for more information.

1) Vancouver Tamil School is currently (from September 10, 2011) being held on every Saturday between 10AM - 12 noon at
Wilson Heights United Church,
1634, 41 AVE East,
Vancouver.

For more than 16 years it was held at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 5 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, between 10 AM to 12 Noon.

In the parents teachers meeting held in March 1999, it was decided that an Annual Registration fee of $5 would be collected from each student and the following token monthly fee would be collected from each student's family.
One child in a family $5
Two children in a family $8
Three or more children in a family $10

Principal of Vancouver Tamil School is Mrs. Lathalini Sivapalan (604 321 9943).
For further information about Vancouver Tamil School activities kindly contact the Vancouver Tamil School coordinator Mrs. Nirmala Subramaniam (Coordinator-Vancouver Thamil School) at 604 553 3431.

2) TCSBC started a Tamil school in Surrey on Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Surrey Tamil School is currently being conducted on every Saturdays from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM at
Surrey Christian School - Middle Campus
#8888, 162nd Street,
Surrey BC - V4N 3G1.

Mrs. Chandra Rajah Kathirkamar was volunteering as the Principal of Surrey Tamil School from 1999 -2012. The Surrey Tamil School is currently looking for a volunteer to serve as the Principal. Please contact the coordinator for more details.
For more information on Surrey Tamil School kindly contact the Surrey Tamil School coordinator Mrs. Vasantha Sasitharan (Coordinator-Surrey Thamil School) at 604 543 9692.


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