The Sun Smart Foundation International School is a happy school located at Annanagar. Being an accredited CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) school, gives us the freedom to deliver an inquiry based program and design a curriculum that is guided by a question-think-learn process.
SSFI is a primary school, one of the many schools under the aegis of the prestigious five decade old Vailankanni Charity Trust. The SSFI is a brainchild of this instituition. Collectively all these schools have been educating more than 5000 Children in Chennai.
Every great thing has a very humble beginning. Shrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School had a very humble beginning in 1964, when Mrs. Malathy Panicker & Mr. K.P.G. Panicker had a vision from our Lady of Health, Vailankanni to serve the cause of education in our Lady’s name. A small school in the name of Shrine Vailankanni School with 17 students and 3 staff members was started in a thatched roof at No. 17, Venkatanarayana Road. In a decade, the school grew by leaps and bounds and catered to the educational needs of both the rich and the poor alike. The school moved to its present location at the heart of T. Nagar in the year 1974.
After the demise of Mr.K.P.G.Panicker the school continued to see many glorious moments dynamic leadership of Mrs. Malathy Panicker and then Secretary and present Chairperson Mrs.B.K.K.Pillai.
Our Chairperson, Mrs.B.K.K.Pillai, followed the footsteps of her parents but took the school to great heights and broadened the vision but creating the Vailankanni group of Institutions. She also went ahead to found the Sun Smart Foundation International School at Annanagar with her daughter Mrs.Aparna Bharani Pillai who is a fourth generation educator and currently the Director of SSFI