“A hundred years from now
It is not going to matter
What kind of car I drove
What kind of house I lived in
How much money I had in the bank
Nor what my clothes looked like
The world may be a little better
Because I was important
In the life of a child”
The success of our schools has always been and will continue to be the result of the commitment of caring people-parents, educators, administrators, and community members. Each child has his/her own unique potential, as well as his/her own preferred style in reaching it. The trick is to identify both and work out the best method which is both unique and customized for each child so that ” no child is left behind”.
My vision for APS Dehu Road is that it be a haven for learning, where learning happens constantly, regardless of time or place. For this we have to ensure that it is an ‘input rich’ environment. For smaller classes it means a classroom filled with words, pictures, stories etc. In higher classes it can be achieved by ensuring the correct values being displayed in terms of the charts, thoughts etc. And , of course, the most important person in the environment being the educator,she has to be able to imbibe and propagate the correct amount of restraint and enthusiasm so that her knowledge and attitude exudes into the classroom.
We are perhaps in the most exponential times and giving the children the right skills is uppermost in the priority list. Hence the need to equip the child to be friendly with technology. The nature of technology being so volatile, it may not be possible to acquaint the child with all gadgets, but it is certainly possible to train him to recognize the scope of technology. My vision is to see a child from this school embracing technology and not be awed by it.
We as educators, teach more by our personality than by our subject delivery. My vision is to create an environment that equips today’s educator with a transforming experience everyday, be it in pedagogy, communication skills, leadership or just the connect between teacher and child.
The curriculum framework provides the foundation for what students need to learn. We as educators just need to interpret that understanding and tweak it to suit the school philosophy so that those needs are fulfilled. I dream of a school where each child passes out with a strong foundation rooted in three Rs – Respect, Responsibility, Relationship. Respect for everything and everybody without the want to change or modify the other, responsibility for every choice one makes in life, relationship with everything around with the understanding that everything in this world is connected and related and that no action is isolated and truly affects all of us. I, with my team, will strive to fulfill this vision and tread the path with small surefooted steps so that our children may say with pride that this beautiful institution is their alma mater.
It gives me immense pleasure as the Principal to be able to give our children a sate of the art campus which is at the same time nestled in a most pristine little niche of the Sahyadris, where the latest in education technology survives in synergy amongst green rolling meadows and undulating hills. It is the perfect setting for endless curiosities to be fulfilled, nurturing large dreams in little eyes and rooting innocent sensibilities in strong values. I am sure that the school will keep progressing in leaps and bounds with the combined effort of the excellent staff and the beautiful children who remain our heart and soul.