“Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it, it is only by examining and re-examining your opinions and ideas that you can progress” Dale Carnegie’s words influenced me most of the time and thus the message that follows reflects the changes that took place in the school over a decade and adaption to new challenges that transformed the institution to this status.
As the year 2016 approached, the school has undergone enormous change, a process of great upheaval and great possibility. In just a few short years we have been witnessing the dawn of information age, the rush to computerization, the birth of new administrative block at Nacharam, advent of new branch at Nadergul, and not just the least of these changes but of all, the human relations revolution.
No longer school teaching learning got limited to class rooms but got extended even after the school to cloud based support system. Introduction of constant obsession for quality improvement of teaching faculty, management discovered several means to verify potentials and accreditations with international benchmarks. Creating an intersection between knowledge, skill and desire had been the continuous effort of the Management. Knowledge is a theoretical paradigm, the “what to do and why’’, skill is the ‘’how to do’’ and desire is ‘’want to do’’ were induced as habits for making an effective teacher. Digital curriculum, digital lesson plans have become an integral part for systematic approach to teaching learning. Exchange programmes with DPS Society, CBSE Cluster schools, and periodical internal and external audits of class room learning, analysis of performance after every term; periodical trainings of faculty is enhancing the transactions in the class room to a large extent.
Persistent counselling sessions, challenging intellectual, physical and social strengths of students has become an endeavour to reduce unnecessary and unhealthy diversions. Instruments of measurement to realise the infinite potential within each child and help lead a happy, conscious, purposeful, righteous and successful life has been another effort. No longer can so much of creativity go scandalously untapped is the intention of management and keeping pace with this ideology, each student’s latent talent is challenged, nurtured and given opportunities galore to attest. Uniqueness of a child and building self- esteem is the focus. Regular Sports and selective Academies working in the school, annual health audits are preparing the robust citizens for future Olympics.
We are what we repeatedly do excellence then is not an act, but a habit says Aristotle. We the family of DPS always try to achieve excellence and become spark plugs to creativity of students. We give thought provoking prompts to trigger critical thinking and hone writing skills and lead each individual to compete own self to fulfil their desire. Students have attempted to venture into the realm of expressing creatively in a simple but imaginative way. Savour the magazine as a precious stimulation of your wards’ new perspective to life. Don’t go by its volume and keep it aside, but enjoy each child who gathered their wits to think big, think fast, think ahead as creativity is no one’s monopoly.
Nacharam | Nadergul | Mahendra Hills