Message From our Principal
Creating Leaders of Tomorrow
Issue 74, June 2014
As the curtains for the academic year 2013 – 2014 are about to fall, it is worthwhile to take stock of the things that happened in this academic year.
I believe that a school is as good as the opportunities that it creates and provides to its students and teachers, to give them boldness to try their creativity, wings to their enthusiasm, a platform to showcase their talents; to take the risk of trying out new things, stand up for a cause and stand out from the crowd and be counted as a leader in the making.
Acknowledging that perfection and completion have yet to be achieved, I have a sense of accomplishment in making the school provide opportunities for young Indus Eagles to soar to greater heights and to explore new avenues. Students and teachers worked hard and proved their mettle in making the debut Indus Junior Model United Nations a grand success. The success of holding the Symposium on Global Citizenship with student involvement from other IB schools in the city was in tune with our vision and provided an excellent opportunity to our students to imbibe the attributes of the IB learner’s profile. Our students, as well as students of the Think Global School, brought alive through dance, drama and narration the relevance of the epic “Ramayana”. It was really a true reflection of “think globally, act locally”.
The leadership curriculum and its practical aspects added maturity levels to our PYP students when they took steps to earn money to buy bicycles for our support staff. Our Core values were very much seen in practice when PYP students responded to the Kashmiri migrants by raising funds to donate 1000 kg of rice to them. Our senior students built boundary wall for the Government School in Mokila Thanda to make it a safer place from snakes and other intruders. The School Orchestra and Choir is a testimony to our strong commitment to whole education. This year has been filled with numerous activities, celebrations, workshops, competitions and programs that reinforce our commitment to whole education, academic rigor and service to community.
The introduction of Fast track IGCSE leading to the Pre-IB course is a milestone in the history of the school and again a testimony to our inclusive philosophy, firm belief in students’ abilities and whole education, but not at the cost of academic rigor. Indus schools believe in staying relevant and ahead of time.
The month of May was mostly busy with the students of Grade 12 and 10 writing their board examinations and the rest of the school students busy revising for their final examinations. Grade 9 students, after attending their Leadership camp at our Indus School of Leadership at Yellagiri, got down to preparing for their 3rd Mid-term test.
Our teachers add great value to our commitment to develop the whole child and not just teach a subject. They are the inspiration and reason behind the success of every school activity. Teams bring out the best in every team member and we intend to be a Center of Excellence in a chosen sport.
With Fast track IGCSE bearing fruits and Pre-IB in action, the school will become a motivated and engaging community. We intend to strengthen our Pastoral Care, focusing on assured performance in academics through structured academic support, feedback and timely involvement of parents. Our Parental Advisory Committee has played a very constructive role in strengthening the school systems and processes. We look forward to a more challenging and most fulfilling year ahead.
Indus International School Hyderabad