Indus is one of the few schools that goes beyond academics, catering to students’ signature strengths. Here arts, crafts, music, dance, drama and sports are given as much importance as academics. The Leadership Curriculum, unique to Indus, allows for students to set skill-based goals in several areas. We believe that skill development is absolutely essential to prepare students for life.
All of these aspects provide for Whole Education. The Leadership Curriculum, Indus Orchestra, House Visions, Community Service Projects, inter-school tournaments, inter-house competitions are just some of the opportunities provide to students. Through these features we aim to teach skills that would prepare students for the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world that lies ahead of them. Indus is also the only school that has a section in the report card on Whole Education, placing it on par with academics.
We firmly believe in providing whole education, but not at the cost of academics.
The leadership curriculum at Indus focuses on self-actualization of students, helping them value their talent to ultimately unlock their potential. Knowledge acquired from the classrooms to a large extent augments practical understanding. The main agenda of the leadership curriculum is to connect the children to society, to the environment, and most importantly to themselves.
Leadership is experiential and transformational. However, experiences are quite meaningless unless one reflects on them and learns something from them. Reflection is an art and a science. At Indus school of leadership, during their annual leadership camp, students are trained to reflect through outbound activities.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
Indus follows an open-door communication policy with parents as we believe that they are our partners in their child’s education. This partnership is unique in the sense that it creates a nurturing environment for the students, where we ensure that the best possible decisions are taken with a common goal in mind - to educate our students with the right skills to succeed in life. In view of this, we value parental feedback which helps us rectify, reinvent, and raise our benchmark of success on a continuous basis.
To facilitate this, we have the Parental Advisory Committee (PAC). It was formed to give parents a platform to share any feedback they might have on any aspect of school life. The PAC is of the parents, by the parents, and for the students. The PAC is led by a Chairperson and Co-Chairperson who are ably supported by their team, which oversees curriculum, co-curricular, communication, sports, boarding, and facilities areas. Further, there are grade wise Groups created by the PAC for parents to interact and discuss with each other, matters pertinent to school and their child’s grade-specific concerns. Each group is moderated by a parent. This unique approach to education is what makes Indus International School one of the best pre-schools in the country.