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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents and Students,

In an age of faceless communication, exposure, exploration, interaction and learning  through search engines and social websites like facebook, twitter, hi 5 etc.,  the purpose of education still stands perennially valid as that of bringing to fruition all the potential that is there within a human being.
With  knowledge super highways dotting and defining the landscape and terrain of today’s education, an attitude of inquiry, research, and questioning  are key to a student’s engagement in  the learning process.  Prof. J Bronowski, the author of ‘Ascent of Man’ very pertinently states, “ It is important that students bring a certain irreverence to their studies: they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it”
 
As an international  school, NISV strives to inculcate  the same ethos of inquiry to reinforce learning. At the same time its policies and programmes find an echo in the philosophy of J. Krishnmurthy which considers a school as  “a place where one learns about the totality, the wholeness of life. Academic excellence is absolutely necessary, but a school includes much more than that. It is a place where both the teacher and the student explore, not only the outer world, the world of knowledge, but also their own thinking, their own behavior.”

The National Curriculum Framework 2005 inter alia focuses on connecting knowledge to life outside the school,  ensuring that learning shifts away from rote methods,  enriching curriculum so that it goes beyond textbooks,  building commitment to democratic values of equality, justice, freedom, concern for others’ well being, secularism and respect for human dignity and rights. Learning and Knowledge focuses on children  as active learners with  primacy given to children’s experiences, their voices and their participation in the construction of knowledge. The NISV learning systems and programmes, pedagogical approaches  and methodologies are mirrored in the National Curriculum Framework 2005 by laying stress on knowledge issues, concepts, attitudes, skills and action for future.

A universality, a global perspective, and an international mindedness pervade systems of education practiced across the world; a microcosm of that world is Navrachana International School, Vadodara.


Lets script together our own unique  journey of learning through the portals of NISV.

Theophane D'Souza
Principal