Placid Vidya Vihar Senior Secondary School

Principal’s Message

Welcome to our website and thank you very much for your interest in Placid Vidya Vihar.

The school bears the name of an illustrious and learned sanyasi priest Very Rev. Prof. DDDR. Placid Joseph Podipara CMI.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Monastery, Chethipuzha and was loved and admired by people far and near. The school was formally inaugurated as an English Medium High school n 15th July, 1984 by Mr. T.M Jacob,  the then Minister of State for Education. The dedicated and selfless service of the Management and the staff has made the school, one of the excellent institutions in Kerala.

  • Vision on Education

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” ~ John Dewey

Acquiring education is one of the most critical aspects of a person’s life. It should be seen as vital as the air we breathe. The root to maintaining a strong wisdom and being an extraordinary person is learning.

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. Every decision we make, as well as our thought process, is the basis of what we know. Gaining knowledge gives us pleasure as well as boosts our morale. Education should be part of everyone’s life because it is one of the most precious possessions a person could ever have since that can open doors and facilitate the pathway for future achievement and economic successes. To me, this is the ultimate goal of education. W. B. Yeats said it this way: “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire”. For us education is finding light in the darkness. Thus my team is well aware that our duty is to kindle the gift of life in ourselves, in others, and in the world.

  • Target

All curricular and co-curricular activities resonates the motto of the school, ‘Nurturing for Wholeness’ underlining the fact that special emphasis on the holistic development of the child is laid. Students are motivated to develop leadership skills and a thorough understanding of social values while actively contributing to the school community and society as well.

  • Academic Excellence

With us every student receives individual attention and the maximum comforts possible. The school endeavors to make education a meaningful and enjoyable experience for the students by ensuring the following facilities:

  • Remedial Classes for weak students
  • Special evening class for Std. X
  • Counseling facility
  • Library
  • School Band Set
  • School Debate Club
  • Quiz Club
  • Scholarships



  • Social Outlook


  • ‘One year one Home’ Project
  • Lunch for poor on every Wednesday
  • Monthly visit by students to Orphanages
  • Joined hands with the ‘Prasthyasha’ team of Radio Media Village
  • Nature Club


Ultimately, each student will gain from school according to the effort he/she applies. To increase the degree of educational success, it is very important that teachers, parents, and administrators communicate openly and frequently concerning the progress of students. One of our greatest strengths is the pride and support we receive from our community and our parents are critical contributors to the success of our students. You have an opportunity to become partners in this pursuit of excellence in education and we are convinced that with your support and patronage we can empower your child to cross several milestones of achievements.



Thank you for considering us as the school for your child.