From the CEO/MD’s desk
Lt. General (Retired) Arjun Ray (PVSM, VSM) Founder CEO & MD
During the admission season, there is a lot talk and WhatsApp on which school to select for one’s child? That is an answer all parents want. For those seeking admission in international schools offering the International Baccalaureate, my advice is given below.
Every international school is good; but every international school has a different philosophy based on what they feel is the purpose of education. As parents, you must decide on the educational philosophy you believe in, and what is best suited for your child. In this regard, schools will fall into two broad categories.
The first category is traditional. They believe that the aim of education is teacher-centric, rote memorisation, scoring high marks in examination, and placements in reputed colleges abroad. Therefore, such schools tend to be exclusive, i.e., they admit students based solely on their academic performance at the time of entry. The problem here is that in the 21st century this is an outdated model, and is likely to put your child at risk.
The second category is where Indus schools lead. We believe that in a volatile and uncertain world, where job obsolescence is the order of the day, the purpose of education is to prepare a child for a future we do not know. Consequently, we are an inclusive school. We believe that, content knowledge is less important than entrepreneurial competencies, to enable a child to re-role, re-learn, re-skill and reinvent oneself. We believe that the purpose of education must also enable a child to find her purpose, and in the process, discover her potential.
Now, I sincerely hope you will find it easy to decide in which school to admit your child. If you still have doubts, you may write to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With warm regards,
Being Australian, learning about other cultures was always important to me. Indus International School is a very multi-cultural place, and that's why I chose to study there. The curriculum is well-designed and hence prepares us for life. By joining the extra-curricular activities, I was able to develop my self-confidence and make new friends.
I joined Indus International Bangalore in class VI and completed my XII here. The friends, memories and values I imbibed in myself will be something that I will cherish for a lifetime. I have learnt a lot from this school and I feel proud to be a part of it. A big thanks to our CEO and Principal who's great leadership qualities led to the upbringing of the school.
My journey at Indus began in April 2015 when I was enrolled as a term boarder. IB at Indus was a completely different experience when compared to an average IBDP education. At Indus, equal focus is there on whole education as on academics. The whole aspect of leadership has helped me become better at time management, social interaction, communication and resource management. We were given experiential learning opportunities that helped us understand and emulate the core values of love, empathy, discipline and respect. I can say that IBDP education at Indus has definitively made me locally rooted but globally competent.