Tilak High School

Over the Year

1955

January - Founding Principal, Dr. Shaukat Ali Sahib wrote to director of education for permission to begin School.
Febuary - Form 3 & Form 4 classes begin in Ram Autar Building. School name was Lautoka High School.
School name was changed to Lautoka Tutorial College.
May - School was handed over to Bhartita Mitra Mandali.
School name was changed to TILAK HIGH SCHOOL.
School Roll - 60

1958

School shifted to Tilak Hall in Tavewa Avenue. (Current Housing Authority Office)

1959

School library was established

1960

Another wing added to the school structure. 2 science laboratories , 2 classrooms and a office.
School Roll - 200

1960

Principal - Mr. G. S. Naidu

1965

First volume of The March of Tilak was published.

1971

Two story building with 3 classrooms, 2 laboratories and a toilet block was constructed at 1 Hollader road.

1972

Three classs shifted to the new site, while the rest continued at Tavewa Avenue building.

1972

Another 2 story building comprising of 8 classrooms and a toilet block was constructed.

1973

The administrative block was constructed. The rest of the classes also shifted to 1 Hollander Road.
School Roll - 450
Staff - 18

1974

The Principal - Mrs. S. Sahay.

1976

The Principal - Mr. K. B. Rao.
Landscaping was done to create a hockey field.
Construction of concrete driveway from the main gate to the administrative building.

1979

1979 marked the 25 year for Tilak High School. A week long silver jubilee celebration was organised. Singing competition, essay, oratory, drama and soccer were few of the activities organised over the 5 day celebration. Charity Queen Contest was also organised and all the 13 forms took part. The chief guest for the final day of celebration was the Australian Deputy High Commissioner in Fiji, Mr. W. J. Farmer. Kalpana of Form 5G was crowned the Charity Queen of Tilak High School.
Construction of Technical Block began.

1979

The government of India donated the Tilak Bust which is established in front of the office. The official unveiling of the bust was done by Her Excellency Mrs S. Kochar, High Commissioner for India in Fiji.

1979

Rugby was introduced at Tilak High School.

1979

Tilak Hockey team won the Girmit tournament organised by the Lautoka Hockey Association and the Knock Out Tournament also organised by the Lautoka Hockey Association.

1980

The construction of technical block was completed. It consisted of the Woodwork workshop, Technical Drawing room (current Year 1303 room) and Home Economics room (current Year 1305 room).

1980

Tilak Hockey Team:
1. Won the Knock Out Tournament organised by the Lautoka Hockey Association. The team also won the Best Dressed Team Trophy.
2. Runner up in the Noal Cup Tournament
3. Won the Lee's Trophy Tournament.

1981

The Minister for Education Honourable. Semesa Sikivou officially opened the Technical Block on 27 June, 1981.

1981

Soccer
1. Winner - Knockout trophy.
2. Winner - Lautoka Secondary Schools' League.
3. District Winner (Lautoka-Nadi-Sigatoka).

1981

Girls hockey was introduced at Tilak High School

1981

Hockey
1. Winner - Lees Tournament.
2. Winner - Bhasin Cup Tournament.

1981

Tilak High School won the Lautoka Secondary Schools' 7's Rugby Competition for the first time.

1982

Principal - Mr. A. C. Dass
29 teachers
14 streams:
Form 3 - 4 streams
Form 4 - 4 streams
Form 5 - 4 streams
Form 6 - 2 streams

1982

Soccer
Champion Lautoka Zone
Champion Lautoka/Nadi Zone
Runner up Lautoka/Nadi/Sigatoka Zone

1983

Construction of 4 new classrooms
School Roll 620

1983

Soccer
Champion of Lautoka Secondary School League Competition

1983

Cricket
Champion of Lautoka Secondary School Cricket Championship

1984

Oratory (Shalini & Mr. Pillay)
Shalini - Winner of the Ba Campanion Club Oratory Contest

School Roll - 750
Staff - 35
19 streams:
Form 3 - 6 streams
Form 4 - 6 streams
Form 5 - 4 streams
Form 6 - 3 streams

1984

Cricket
Champion of Lautoka Secondary School Cricket Championship
Only team to win the competition twice in a row since its inception

1984

Soccer
Champion of Lautoka Secondary School League Competition
Winner for fifth consecutive years

1984

Hockey
Champion - Mistry Trophy
Champion - Noal Cup
Runner up - Basin Cup

1984

7-A-Side Junior Rugby Plate Champions

1984

7-A-Side Senior Rugby Plate Champions

1984

7-A-Side Senior Rugby Plate Champions

1986

Principal - Mr. K. Krishna

1987

Hockey
Runner Up - Noel Cup
Runner Up- Bhasin Cup

1987

Oratory (Mrs. S. Singh with Fergus Underwood)
Fergus Underwood won Lautoka Jaycees Oratory Competition Shield

1988

Principal - Mr. Balwant Chauhan

1989

Principal - Mr. P. Sharma

1989

Essay
Amina Noor Hussain won first prize in the Junior Division Essay Competition organised by the Apex Club

1989

Essay
Satya Nand won first prize in the Senior Division Essay Competition organised by the Apex Club

1990

Principal - Mr. Ajay Singh
School Roll - 770
Introduction of Duke of Edinburgh Award
Computer Lab was constructed (Part of current Staff room)
Introduction of Form 7
View Pioneer Form 7 Students Photo »

1990

Library(current Year 1202 room),2 Classrooms and Music & Art room was constructed

1990

Mr. Phillip Hollins - Second Secretary Development Australian Embassy officially opened the Tilak Library

1991

Sandhya using a computer.
Tilak High School was 1 of the 5 pilot schools to Introduce Computer Studies in Secondary School. The lab had 9 IBM computers and 1 printer.

1991

Soccer Under 17 - District Champion
Sitting (L-R) Mr. V Narayan (coach) Nausad, Salesh,Ronald, Shiro, Shakeel, Lawrence, Anish, Mr R. Ram
Standing: (L-R): Maciu, Navin, Anand, Henschell,Nemia, Peni, Salmeen, Jai Ram, Jone, Shaheed.

1992

Soccer Under 17 - District Champion (D.Pillai Trophy and $100)

1992

Faiyaz - Silver medlist in Inter-Boys high jump at Fiji Secondary School National Athletic Championship. He also represented Fiji in the Oceania Championship in Open men high jump.

1993

Hockey - Runner Up Bhasin Cup
Back : Maciu, Sanaila, Walter, Finau, Peni, Joji, John
Middle: Rajnesh, Yanteshwar, Jacoro, Mesake, Shafil, Tony
Front :Andrew, Nemia, Irinale, Mr F. Pillay, Mr Joni, Ravuama, Manish, Anish.

1993

Netball Under 19
Lautoka Secondary Schools netball Champion
Runner up Western rally.
Standing: Aseri, Litia, Akisi, Akesa, Leisa
Sitting: Mere, Mrs F. Ali, Miss A. Gounder, Tirisa (C)

1993

14 students of Tilak High School were awarded the Duke of Edinburgh bronze medal. Read full article »

1994

Under 19 Soccer
District - Runner Up

1994

Under 16 Soccer
District - Champion

1994

Lautoka Hospital Week Oratory - Champion
Madhur Nilesh with Mr. Mishra

1995

Principal - Mr. V. P. Singh
School Roll - 890

1995

Principal's Quarters was constructed

1996

Principal - Mrs. B. K. Singh
First set of Form 6 Computer Students in Fiji to appear for FSLCE Computer Studies paper

1996

Tilak participated in "The Rock Challenge" for the first time.
1. Best costume award
2. Best back-stage crew

1996

Australian Mathematics Competition - High Achiever Narendra with Mrs. N Chand (HOD Mathematics).

1997

Principal - Mr. C. Ram
Construction of Tilak Hall started in late November

1997

Coke Team
Ritesh Raghuwan - Gold: 3000m & Silver: 1500m

1997

Australian English Competition - High Achievers
(L-R): Jayshween, Mrs S Goundar, Kaushika

1997

Australian National Chemistry Quiz - High Achievers
(L-R) : Relish, A vinesh, Mr Krishna, Ritesh

1997

Australian Science Competition - High Achievers
Standing (L-R): Kailash, Rilesh, Yogesh
Sitting (L-R): Salish, Mr Krishna, Mr Chandra, Sachin

1997

Australian Maths Competition 1997 High Distinctions
(L-R): Raymond, Mrs Chand, Sanjilin, Pritesh

1998

26th March
Offical opening of Tilak Hall