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John Joseph Murphy Memorial Higher Secondary School

John Joseph Murphy Memorial Higher Secondary School is a secondary school located in Yendayar, Kerala, India. It is managed as part of the Kanjirappalli educational district, and has centre code 32011.[1] The school was opened in 1982 by Mr. Michael A. Kallivayalil with the support of local people. The school established in the name of Mr. J.J. Murphy (1872 - 1957) one of the most successful individual British planters in India.

The school is situated in Yendayar, in the eastern border of Kottayam District, 65 km from Kottayam, and around 11 km away from Mundakayam on the NH 220 (Kottayam-Kumily Road). All the buses to Elamkadu are passes thru Yendayar. Mundakayam, Koottickal and Elamkadu are the nearest towns The Nearest Railway Station is Kottayam and airport is Nedumbassery.

According to local tradition, Murphy named the place that was to be his home till death in 1957, after his mother and the local river. Yendayar is a combination of ‘yen’ (my) ‘thai’ (mother) and ‘ar’ (river). Murphy had come 103 years ago to the place which was a thick forest and had no name or people then. He had traveled a long way to reach there. There he established India’s first successful rubber plantation.

The Higher Secondary Section of the school was started in the year 1998.

The school has performed consistently well in athletics.[2] In April 2007, during the 51st Kerala School Games at the Nehru Stadium, student M.M. Anchu won the senior girls’ 100m hurdles.[3]

Tony Joseph Keeranchira 07:00, 20 July 2009 (UTC)


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