The School’s mission is to develop exceptional students and prepare them to serve a meritocratic India as ethical, wise and just citizens. We believe that leadership skills can be taught and capacity can be developed. In preparing our students to enter a fast changing, complex and ambiguous world, we take every opportunity to use experiences inside and outside the classroom to explore the complicated business of gaining trust through authentic action, collaborating to bring about growth in social capital and influencing others.
The School Council
The democratic heart of the school sits monthly to discuss, advise and develop the school. The School Council comprises students in their capacity as Houses GANDHI, SHASTRI, DAYANAND, NEHRU HOUSES. They are joined by their teachers and other school staff including a Teachers. While the Principal chairs the meetings the secretary who records and effectively runs the meetings is a student elected by the council.
Changes to routines, policy and practice are raised through the floor and discussed before a consensus is reached or some action decided upon. Decisions like changing the structure of the school’s weekly schedule are made through the council.
The Prefectorial System and School Captain.
The Prefects are the senior role models and influencers in the school who, in tune with the student elected School Captain, are responsible for creating a constructive, dynamic and positive environment and culture. We are no longer living in Tom Brown’s School Days where malevolent seniors ruin the lives of juniors by exercising power and punishments; prefects work hard to guide, inspire and help the Housemasters run their houses.
Our prefectorial body goes through a training programme that starts before they are selected. Anyone interested in taking on this responsibility participates in a workshop that is designed to help them reflect on their own suitability for the job. Once they have been selected the Prefects, Housemasters and the Headmaster participate in a school led seminar on leadership that helps prepare them for the year ahead.
Our very own style of treking and adventure learning. Workshops are conducted on campus and off-site over a weekend to help prepare the expedition groups for the challenges that lie ahead of them. The focus is on preparing them for private mid-terms, with practical experience in terms of budgeting, tent pitching, safety, emergency response, etc.