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Welcome to Green Valley National School and PU College Shiroor. 

principalIn a new world order where education is facing unprecedented challenges due to the impact of globalization, economic growth and communication revolution, we see any challenge as opportunity and uphold the desire to explore the frontiers of knowledge with the faith that nothing is impossible with hard work. “Nihil  Labore Difficile”. This faith ultimately gives us the cutting edge to herald an educational revolution bringing in the skills and competencies to all our students.

Green Valley is a very special place with a mission statement that inspires all our students to continuous inquiry, empowering them with the skills, courage, optimism, and integrity to pursue their dreams and enhance the lives of others.

Our School delivers a dynamic educational program that encourages each student to achieve her or his highest potential. While Green Valley is a National School, the international setting and a multi natured community comprising of NRI and overseas students,  brings together a community of students  who have varied experiences to learn in a rich and unique environment based on values and principles.

Under the able leadership of our Managing Trustee and  the Trust, we look forward to a new era of success and achievement for Green Valley National School and PU College and invite you to join us in this celebration of educational excellence where learning transcends into modern global challenges.

Dr. John Mathew


Dr. John Mathew, Principal of Green Valley National School & PU College, with more than three decades of Teaching, Learning and Administrative experience had been leading some of the best National and International schools in India and abroad. He served the Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives as a Senior Principal in their leading and oldest British curriculum Schools and Villa International High for A’ Levels. In India Dr. John Mathew has been the founder Principal of Cambridge School, MES Central School and K S International Academy.

His illustrious Academic Career begins with schooling with the Vincentians and at Christ College Varanasi, was a gold medallist at his degree and holds his Masters Degree in English Language and Literature, M.Ed. in Education, an Executive MBA in Human Resource Management and Doctorate in Education. He did an advanced Training at University of Education Salzburg, and was trained at John F. Kennedy School Berlin under the WUM Foundation International Exchange. He was also a Deputy Commissioner with Bharath Scouts and Guides.

Dynamic and active and well proficient in modern trends in education and well exposed to the profuse use of Technology and Multimedia in education, he is a well read and widely travelled educationalist with proven track record of successfully managing and guiding academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in Schools. He is a resident of Ooty in the Nilgiris.