S.F.S Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pudukkottai was started on 7 June 1995.Fr. Jose Puthiaparambil and Fr. Peter Chakkulickal had paved the way for the growth of the mission. With the help of the diocesan priests they were able to purchase 3 acres of land, from an Anglo–Indian named Mr.Robert, in the town of Pudukkottai. The land was purchased in 1982in view of building a seminary. Anbu Illam (Minor Seminary) was started in this land. But it was not conducive for our purpose. In 1995, the old houses that existed were demolished and a small thatched shed was made, in order to start a nursery school. The history of S.F.S. School started with just 16 children in a thatched shed guided by Fr. C. Sebastin Raj.Fr.R.Mathias shouldered the responsibility in the following year. I Std was started in the same year and there were 44 children in total. The first batch of 23 students appeared for their board exam in 2004 and all of them passed the exam with First Class and in the following year the school was raised to higher secondary school. Fr. Mathias served the school for 8 years as principal (1996 – 2004). 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. The Higher Secondary was started in the same year. 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. In 2008, he was honoured by the government of Tamilnadu 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 leadershiphelped the school to secure District second in the higher secondary.


  1. Fr. C. Sebastian Raj (1995 – 1996)
  2. Fr. R. Mathias (1996 – 2004)
  3. Fr. A. Lawrence (2004 -2005)
  4. Fr.S. Arockia Samy (2005  -2011)
  5. Fr.A. Arul Francis (2011 -)


The Rectors of the Minor Seminary Fr.Raphael Karekat, Fr.ManiMalana, Fr. Joseph Henry, andFr.George Kootinal had the added responsibility as correspondents until Fr.S. Wilson Fernando, the Bursar was appointed as the correspondent in 2008.

Priests in other Responsibilities:

Fr. JB. John Thadews, Fr. P. Johnson Jeyabal, Fr. A. Patrick,Fr. S. Arockia Britto, Fr. A. Michael, Fr. V. Vedaraj, Fr. Y. Arulanandam, Fr. X. Vincent, Fr. S. Jerald Abin.

Kalif Nagar
PUDUKKOTTAI Dt – 622 001
Tamil Nadu, S. India
Tel: 04322 – 265198
Email: sfsschool2012@gmail.com
Medium: English, System: Matric
Students: 2765
PP. Arul Francis A, Superior,
Correspondent & Principal
Vincent X, Procurator