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 The problem here is that in the 21st century this is an outdated model, and is likely to put your child at risk.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,
I have really enjoyed my time here at Indus International School, Pune. Every day is a new adventure and every class provides a new experience. The teachers here are the best I have learnt from. The atmosphere in Indus has always made me feel safe, comfortable and excited. The friends I have made here are going to stay with me forever and the memories are always going to be cherished. Here at Indus, we learn to love, respect and achieve. I appreciate the support that we receive from everyone and the motivation we gain in order to achieve what we desire. Indus feels like home.
Anushka Narkhede (10th grader) , India.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is certainly one of the most challenging courses available in High schools around the world. Indus International School, Pune has given its best to make sure that the students not only gain the IB diploma but also develop as a person with exceptional leadership skills. These 2 years of IB have definitely been very rigorous but It has made me confident enough to face the challenges at the University.”
Parimal Patil Class of 2013
Leaders of tomorrow, an emblematic phrase and the motto of our beloved school, has played a pivotal role in my life as a student at Indus International School, Pune. Open-mindedness is what I encountered in abundance throughout my 2 years as an IB student. Freedom of speech, leadership and scholastic merits are merely end products of a fascinating experience not only as a student, but as an individual.”
Akshay Gidwani Class of 2013