Shiroor : Green Valley National School – Shaping future leaders

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Kundapur, Apr 9: Green Valley National School and PU College nestled in the pristine surroundings of Shiroor here is a jewel in the crown of coastal region’s educational map. In today’s competitive world, quality education backed by sound training in skill and personality development goes a long way in shaping a student’s career and preparing him/her to face challenges in life. This is the hallmark of the Green Valley National School and PU College, where students from LKG to PU are imparted the best of education and moulded into achievers for life.

The co-educational boarding school, located in a sprawling 10 acre campus, was established in the year 2001, under Shiroor Welfare Trust. True to its name, it’s a place where young minds are cultivated in the fertile valley of education, amidst lush green, pollution-free surroundings right in the lap of nature. Adding more charm to the landscape is the aesthetically designed school building which houses a host of modern facilities that cater to the demands of present-day education.


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The school is blessed with experienced, qualified and trained teachers who are dedicated to the cause of education. More akin to mentors, the teachers maintain a good rapport with the students and give them individual attention, laying special emphasis on intellectual development and emotional support. They teaching methods are innovative, designed to make learning an enjoyable process with maximum participation from students.


Be it the classrooms or labs, libraries or playground, the infrastructure at GVNS is what makes this school the preferred choice of thousands. Equipped with the best of modern facilities like AV department with DLP projector, art room, and advanced science labs, not to mention the scores of newspapers, periodicals, books and even CDs and DVDs that the library has, the school offers every opportunity for students to learn and innovate.

Boarding School

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The boarding facilities are excellent, with a homely atmosphere to ensure that students are comfortable. There are ‘dorm parents’ who look after the well being of students, giving them personal attention and at the same time encouraging them to be responsible, academically excellent and inculcating values of sharing and caring. There are also mentors available for any assistance round the clock.

There are separate residential facilities for boys and for girls. The rooms are fully furnished and students are permittd to talk to their parents on mobile phones provided in the hostel on weekends. The students are served hygienically prepared, balanced, nutritious and delicious food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, at the school mess monitored by in-house dieticians.


The computer lab is well equipped with multiple networked terminals that cater to the emerging trends in information technology. The computers are not only a means of skill development and training, but also effective tools for learning. The students are taught and encouraged to browse the internet for research on academic topics and thus enhance their knowledge.

The science labs in physics, chemistry and biology, in addition to being well-equipped, have trained instructors who inspire students to explore and quench their scientific curiousities.

The advanced English language lab hones communicative skills in students, with training in phonetics and speech enhancement. It also has a vast collection of videos and presentation that supplement the teaching methodologies.

Smart Classes

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With the aim of making learning an interesting experience and enabling holistic development in the students, GVNS has five smart classes that are equipped with interactive facilities and theatre systems to enable multimedia teaching and learning.

The school has a theatre with DLP projector which further enhances interactive learning and language skills.

Transportation facilities: The school has a fleet of 10 buses that safely ferry students to and fro school.

Healthcare: The school has a clinic with trained nurse and a visiting doctor to attend to the medical needs of the students. The clinic also has internet facility for students and staff.


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The man behind the pioneering institution is Abdul Khader Bashu, a visionary educationist whose hard work and efforts have put Shiroor on top of the education map. President and managing trustee of the institution, Bashu leads a dedicated team consisting of Dr Syed Hassan Saheb as the senior vice-president, Mohammed Meeran Saheb as the secretary and Mohammed Yahya, the treasurer, N Kamalesh Reddy and Sri CK Padma Kumar, the vice-presidents, Syed Ibrahim, the joint secretary, and Dimple Padma Kumar and N Athulya Kamalesh Reddy as the Trust members.

The faculty is headed by principal John Mathew, a highly qualified and resourceful academician whose efforts have enabled GVNS to reach and maintain high standards in education. Whilhelmina Mathew is the coordinator and head of department of English.

Rendezous with the President

A dream came true for several GVNS students when they were taken on an educational tour to Delhi last year and provided the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and interact with President of India Pranab Mukherjee. They also met Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other senior national leaders.

That’s not all. The students here have had opportunities to interact with their favourite stars as well, when Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan visited the campus as guests during sports day programmes.


Apart from regular studies, the students are trained to face and excel in competitive exams like CET, NEET and JEE by expert tutors.


Thanks to the intensive training and innovative teaching, Green Valley National School and PU College have bagged cent percent first class in ICSE class X, cent percent pass in the past five years and cent percent results in PUC in the past two years. In 2013 too, class X and PUC students brought laurels to the school by repeating the cent percent performance.

Courses offered

The institution is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi(CISCE) upto class X and to the Karnataka State Pre-University Board for PU courses.

The institution offers PU courses in science stream with physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology/computer science. The commerce stream offers economics, accountancy, business studies and computer science. The medium of instruction is English and the performance of students is assessed on day-to-day basis. The school also makes sure that parents are informed on the progress of the students after each examination.

Admissions open

Admissions for the academic year 2014-15 have commenced for classes from LKG to class X and first PU. Limited seats are available.

Admissions from class I to 9 are through entrance tests. For admission to first PU, marks obtained in class X will be considered followed by a one-to-one interview.

Contact :

The Principal
Green Valley National School & P U College
NH 66, Shiroor – 576 228, Kundapur Taluk,
Udupi Dist., Karnataka State
Telephone : 08254 273333, 253999, 273099, 253611
Fax : 08254 – 253633
Email : gvnsindia@gmail.com

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