Waterloo Region Tamil School

Waterloo region’s first Tamil language class was started in 1987 with the support of Prof. Pala Kannappan, Prof. Selvakumar and Mrs.Pushpa Seevaratnam. It was held at Victoria Public School, down town Kitchener.

The first Tamil Variety show & Social Hour was held on December 5th, 1987 at Keatsway Public School, Waterloo.

Tamil Class was re-activated in 2000 at St.John’s School, Guelph under the ILP program. Mrs. Padhmini Swaminathan was the first teacher. In the following year it was moved to St.Peter’s School, Guelph and sucessive teachers were Shayamala Navam, Dharini Sivakumar and Shanthi Rajan. Classes discontinued in 2005 due to lack of student participation.

In 2011, Waterloo District School board in conjunction with Tamil Cultural Association recommenced the Tamil class at Hespler Public School, Cambridge. Mrs.E. Kunamalar has been the teacher since then.

In the year 2020/21, as per instructions from Ontario Ministry of Education, Waterloo Tamil school switched to an online portal.
This was due to Covid19 pandemic in the Province.

The school is primarily supported by Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region and Waterloo District School Board.