SFS Matriculation Higher Secondary School doing yeoman services in the field of education is a matter of pride.

-Honarable Health Minister MR.C Vijayabaskar

testimony by Ministers
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SFS has a long history

It was a long cherished dream to have S.F.S school in Pudukkottai to scatter education with full pledged discipline. It took birth in 07/06/1995.Since then, SFS has been able to provide access to quality education and excellent resources to students of all financial backgrounds and from all walks of life with its Motto : “DARKNESS TO LIGHT”. This school is a magnificent and gigantic building with a beautiful scenery. Year after year SFS achieved excellent results for both X and XII. Students have been excelling in co – curricular and sports activities in and around up to national level as well. This Matric. Hr. Sec. School has well-furnished infrastructure and dedicated teaching staff. S.F.S marched to Silver Jubilee in 2019 and it is the biggest testimony in Pudukkottai.

The origin

It all began when Jose Puthiaparambil and Fr. Peter Chakkulickal, with the help of the diocesan priests purchased 3 acres of land, from an Anglo–Indian named Mr.Robert, in the town of Pudukkottai. The land was purchased in 1982 in view of building a seminary. Anbu Illam (Minor Seminary) was started on this land. But it was not conducive for the purpose of building a school. Therefore, In 1995, the old houses that existed were demolished and a small thatched shed was made, in order to start a nursery school.

the beginig days of sfs school

The first year

Thus S.F.S school was started on 7th June 1995 by the Missionaries of Saint Francis De sales from France. The Founder of the Congregation is Father Peter Mermier and the school is named after the patron Saint Francis De Sales (S.F.S). It began with just 12 children in a thatched shed guided by Fr. C. Sebastin Raj. Fr.R.Mathias shouldered the responsibility the following year. I STD was started in the same year and there were 44 children in total.

 S.F.S school was started

In 2004

He continued to serve the school for 8 years as principal (1996 – 2004) and year by year the strength of the school was increasing. The fame and name of S.F.S School was spreading fast in the heart of the town. In 2004, the strength of the school was 1850. It had 60 teachers to animate them. It was at this time that Fr. A. Lawrence took up the task as its principal and the first X standard batch of 23 students appeared for their board exam and all of them passed the exam with stupendous results and First Class. The Higher Secondary was started in the same year.

sfs school In 2004

In 2005

As Fr.A. Lawrence was appointed as the Regional Superior in January 2005, Fr.J.B. John Thadews was appointed as the acting Principal of the school till May 2005. In 2005, Fr. S. Arockiasamy was appointed as the Principal. He installed many infrastructures such as, new Chemistry, Physics, Computer and audio and video labs. During his tenure the school was taken to loftiest heights in the realm of academics.

sfs school In 2005

2008 onwards

In 2008, he was honoured by the government of Tamil Nadu with the Best Teacher Award. The building too found its extension in the form of Britto and Mermier Blocks, of which the latter was blessed and inaugurated by the Superior General Rev. Fr. Agnelo Fernandes. In 2010, the school made a history by securing District First in SSLC.Fr. A. Arul Francis became the principal in 2011. His vision and inspiring leadership helped the school to secure District second in the higher secondary.

sfs school In 2008

2012 till date

Just as beautiful flowers bloom from the plants of fertile soil (Fertility determines the growth of the plants). Likewise our school has provided fertility to our students to grow into a big tree. Hence we had Surya of XII Student as the district III in 2012. proudly submitted dutiful doctors, Engineers and responsible Indian government servants. Today S.F.S is one of the leading schools in Pudukkottai with Two thousand eight hundred and thirty eight students with tireless teaching and non- teaching staff mounting up to one hundred and thirty three.

sfs school In 2012

Our Visionaries, Pioneers, Principals and Correspondents

Who dedicated their lives for children

Fr.Emile Mayorez

Fr.Angelo Fernandes

Fr.Mani Panthalany

Fr.Thomas Perumalil

Fr.Jose Puthiaparampil

Fr.Peter Chackulikal

Fr.C. Sebastin Raj

Fr.R. Mathias

Fr.A Lawrence

Fr.S Arokia Samy

Fr.A. Arul Francies

Fr.Raphael Karekkat

Fr.Mani Malana

Fr.Henry Joseph

Fr.Soosai Raj

Fr. George kootinal

SFS school  Principal

Our Principal

Rev.Fr.Lawrence M.A.,B.ED.,M.PHIL.

True education has to stress life-oriented and need based formation and has to lead to integral development and maturing of the various dimensions of one's personality. Education is a different approach, an approach of the Fransalians is to educate the heart. Our task as educators is to make children realize and recognize their uniqueness and individuality as human beings in confronting the active changes and challenges of the world around them. We strive hard in educating students to be a force for good in society.

Our Procreator

Rev.Fr.A.Charles Michael Raj M.A.,B.ED.,M.ED.

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to SFS school. What makes this school special is the dramatic evolution of this school over the years with state of the art infrastructure, creative & innovative human resources to provide excellence in education. We believe in the total development of our children and therefore stress the importance of each aspect of every child's personality, that is, in both scholastic and non scholastic aspects of education.

SFS school Procreator
SFS school Correspondent

Our Correspondent

Rev.Fr.George Koottinal

Age and growth are invariably correlated. The growth depends upon and is determined by age. If you can find sudden growth disproportionate to the age, without at the same time forfeiting grace and charm, it is a wonder of nature. Likewise, the growth of our school over the last 25 years is mind boggling and bewildering. It has outgrown it's age and what is remarkable about it is that the growth has been exceptional. It's charm and beauty has not been diminished a bit. And the feeling that then arose continues to linger in my mind even now.

Our Visionaries, Pioneers, Principals and Correspondents

Who dedicated their lives for children

Fr.Emile Mayorez

Fr.Angelo Fernandes

Fr.Mani Panthalany

Fr.Thomas Perumalil

Fr.Jose Puthiaparampil

Fr.Peter Chackulikal

Fr.C. Sebastin Raj

Fr.Mathiyas

Fr.S Arokia Samy

Fr.A Lawrence

Fr.A. Arul Francies

Fr.Raphael Karekkat

Fr.Mani Malana

Fr.Henry Joseph

Fr. George kootinal

Fr.Soosai Raj