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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.

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A decade of untiring service took its toll on Mr.K.P.G. Panicker, whom everybody lovingly called uncle. After his demise, the never ending success story continued under the dynamic leadership of Mrs.Malathy Panicker and her supporting strength then secretary and present chairman Mrs.B.K.K.Pillai.
Mrs.B.K.K.Pillai has transformed the dream into reality and much more with the esteemed Vailankanni School at T.nagar celebrated its golden jubilee on 2014.
The Sun Smart Foundation and Shrine Vailankanni International school are the newest sapling in the family of vailankanni educational institutions, the name behind some of the best schools in Chennai.We at SSF and SVIS aim to provide a comprehensive learning environment which is an amalgamation of tradition with technology. A school which embraces technology yet gives the students values and cultural perspective – a boon for the Gen Next.


Dear Parent,
Welcome to Vailankanni group of schools, little drops of water makes an ocean, a humble beginning in a thatched roof becomes today an international school. We are proud to be guardians of this spirit of achievement and our aim today is to reach the stars. We provide quality education that ensures that every one of our children has the best possible chance to develop their talent and to achieve success in a way that provides them with a purposeful and rewarding future life. Education is the emancipation of human life. With the experience of 50 years here with another school of international standard with great joy. I thank god for giving me an opportunity to these kids. Education at our school covers the core skills of social responsibility, self-discipline, and self-reliance that students need as they progress towards adult life.

Our goal is to produce creative, well qualified, confident and engaged citizens who understand their rights and responsibilities of good citizenship in a modern society. We provide our children an environment to explore their academic, sporting, cultural and personal growth potential. Our vision is to make every child “Be the best that she or he can be”.
In the cause of education.

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Your Loving Aunty
Mrs.B.K.K.Pillai, MA, M.Ed
Chairperson and Correspondent.


I believe that the formative years of a child are the most important and if the child is nourished with engaging educational experiences we would be successful in creating nimble learners. We at the SunSmart Foundationstrive towards developing a love for learning amongst.
I aim to provide the best facilities and a warm atmosphere so that the sunsmartians bloom into beautiful little people.
Because every child deserves only the best.

– Aparna Bharani Pillai

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