The convent is located at Walajabad, a Panchayat Town

in Kancheepuram District, and is about 66 kms from Chennai.

The people of the locality are generally poor, illiterate and economically backward.


In 1999 St. Joseph Matriculation School was established when Mother Mary Venantia was the Superior General. In 2004 Valan Illam was constructed and was blessed by Rt.Rev. Dr. Neethinathan, Bishop of Chingleput in the presence of Mother Rita Catherine Michael, the Superior General. 


The sisters devote themselves in educating the children of the locality and in rendering various services to the poor of the area. St. Joseph Matriculation School, which had a few children on roll in the beginning, now caters to the educational needs of 1040 students, with the staff comprising of 30 teachers. The infrastructure of the school is enhanced regularly to provide a better learning environment for the students. The sisters also contribute to the growth of parish through various pastoral and social works.


St. Joseph’s Matriculation School

Contact Address

Valan Illam

Bharathi Nagar


Kancheepuram District – 635 601

Contact Number

Valan Illam: 044-27257009

St. Joseph’s School: 044-27256615