“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” –aptly said by Albert Einstein. The learning process of a child begins at home from their first teachers, their parents. Education is the biggest weapon one can have, and the thing that has the most impact on where one ends up in life. A love for education must be cultivated in the child, right from preschool, and hence it’s essential that the school is decided after careful consideration of various facts. Today, education is getting commoditized and hence, the choice you make today can have a significant impact later.
One should look for following key things when deciding for a school-
*What does the school stand for – The first and foremost important thing is to find out and understand the school’s mission statement – what they stand for and what’s their purpose. A school usually coveys a lot about its ethos in the mission statement and get to know more about that in your first meeting with the school authority.
*Curriculum – Every school is affiliated to some board, which primarily provides a framework. How that framework is applied by the school in deciding a curriculum to provide an overall growth to a child – academics, sports & cultural activities. Parents should understand what sort of teaching methodology is being applied, ensuring adequate attention to every child by maintaining an appropriate teacher-student ratio.
*Infrastructure – A school is more than a building it’s a temple of knowledge and hence it should have an appropriate infrastructure with well-lit classrooms, sports facilities, a well-equipped library and a secured environment for learning that brings in positive vibes.
*Discipline – School is the place where the seeds of Discipline is planted that helps in bringing a structure to a person’s life. Thus, it’s important for parents to go through the rules mentioned in the school almanac or rule book.
In Pune, also called as “Oxford of the east”, Indira National School has established a strong presence by enabling & empowering students to become responsible, vigilant & conscientious global citizens since 2004. The school is located in the west zone of Pune city, in a huge campus with well-designed buildings ensuring each classroom is well ventilated and lit, sports facilities to train the next generation sports champions and educational tools to create the innovators of tomorrow. Two teachers per class in primary ensure every child gets the right attention during the crucial formative period in education. The curriculum is defined in a way that enables every child to learn without stress and regular parent’s teacher meetings enables parents as partners in the process. Make the informed choice –‘ Indira National School is here to unleash the Potential in Your child’.
Std. II Teacher.