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Monday, 16 Sep 2013 11:33

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Today, the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be life long learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. A school must try to provide its students with an atmosphere for multifaceted development, where children are encouraged to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence. This can only be possible in a holistic, student-centric environment. The talents, skills, and abilities of each student need to be identified, nurtured, and encouraged so that he/she is able to reach greater heights. Students need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. It is necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator.
We often make the critical mistake of considering children, regardless of their age, class, ethnicity, or background, like a blank notebook that is yet to be written upon. In doing so, we often fail to realize that each child has his/her own individuality, special skills, and talents. Therefore, a good educational system is one that helps a child to nurture his/her talents and overcome shortcomings by providing appropriate, all-encompassing education. This enables the child to develop his/her personality and equips the child to face the challenges of life. As Anthony J. D’Angelo once said, “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you’ll never cease to grow.”
At the IPEM International School, our approach to learning is child-centric, encouraging activity-based learning and inculcating a scientific temper and a spirit of free enquiry. In our curriculum, the student is the primary focus, and each child is involved in the learning process. Albert Einstein said that “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Hence, the purpose of the education received by our children is to replace an empty mind with an open one. We motivate our teachers to provide an atmosphere for discovery, where students are encouraged to be creative and curious, instead of routinely loading the children with academic burden. We are thus constantly improving our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into a combination of classroom study, research, and scientific discovery.
According to Amos Bronson Alcott, a reformer, teacher, and philosopher, “Observation more than books, experience more than persons, are the prime educators.” While academic excellence is our major thrust, the school is also devoted to prepare our students for life, groom them to face the challenges of tomorrow, and encourage them to be socially relevant. We encourage each child to develop in their special field of interest so as to best showcase their particular type of talent. We constantly endeavor to always live up to this ideology and inculcate this into every thing we do, with the aim that we will be able to ensure that the children grow to their full potential, while constantly being groomed to pass out as men and women competent to bear responsibility in all walks of life. In the words of John Dewey, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
At present, like all schools, we are faced with the challenge of developing a good sense of discipline and moral values within the ever-changing social norms of society. Children these days are much more sensitive; they possess very high self-esteem and believe in independent thinking. Therefore, we ensure that the approach to motivating and getting the best out of the children is based on the positive reinforcement of good work and good behavior. Our educational philosophy is centered on praise, encouragement, enthusiasm, and affection, rather than criticism, fear, and punishment. We constantly work to develop a sense of discipline and good moral character, where all students are expected to conform to high disciplinary standards and to develop values of tolerance, fair play, compassion, integrity, and fortitude. This is imperative because as Rose F. Kennedy, mother of John F. Kennedy, once said, “Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.”
I am confident that the IPEM International School will always be a beacon of light, guiding the destiny of its students and radiating kindness and compassion as it soars high in its pursuit of academic excellence and in the fulfillment of the school motto: “Educating for Life.” This year has been a very significant year in the history of the IPEM International School as our very first batch of Class X students appeared for the ICSE examinations, and with the grace of God, all of them passed with flying colors. Most of our students secured an aggregate 60% and above, with the majority securing an aggregate of 75% and above. I am extremely proud of our achievement, and I am grateful for all the hard work invested by our teachers and students. It is also a matter of great pride that our school will now be introducing Classes XI and XII (ISC). I would like thank all the members of the IPEM family as this would not have been possible without their support and commitment.
It is through the ceaseless dedication and commitment of many people that the IPEM International School has succeeded in realizing so many of its goals. To begin with, I would like thank our Chairman, Mr. D.K. Chetsingh, for his invaluable support and guidance, and all the members of the IPEM board, for helping us in all our endeavors. I would also like to extend my gratitude toward our Assistant Director (Academics), Mrs. Serene Liddle, Vice Principal, Mrs. U. Eusebius, and all the Coordinators as well as staff members. Last, but not the least, I would like to acknowledge the work of the Editorial Board. Yet again, they have successfully prepared this event-filled magazine that chronicles another wonderful year at the IPEM International School. I would also like to thank the parents of our students for always having bestowed their faith and confidence in us.
I would like to end with the words of Albert Einstein, who once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

Dear Parents

Thank you for choosing IPEM International School for your child. Our school is committed to give its pupils a solid foundation in a nurturing environment, one that will allow their natural gifts to unfold and make learning a pleasurable experience.  It will be our privilege to make your child’s transition to our school smooth and enjoyable and we look forward to enriching your child’s learning years with fun and interactive education.


We have created an environment to enable children of all ages to fulfill their potential while developing into well mannered, well groomed, independent individuals with high self esteem. Our School is committed to provide an educational experience that is the richest, most diverse and most exciting in an atmosphere that provides support, encouragement and care for every child.  Our curriculum is broad and balanced and provides for the academic, moral, physical, creative and personal and social development of every child. Our school being affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations follows the ICSE/ISC pattern up to Class 12 and special emphasis is laid on English Language using the guidelines of the Board of Anglo-Indian Education. The school has now been upgraded to the ISC level (College Section, i.e. Class 12) with the approval to start both Commerce & Science streams.


Our school follows an open-door policy and we like to interact regularly with parents during Parent-Teacher meetings, I would like to personally meet you if you have any queries regarding the development of your child.


At IPEM International School it is our aim not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate our students to be life long learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. We try to provide our students with an atmosphere for multifaceted development, where children are encouraged to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence. We aim to nurture the talents, skills, and abilities of each student and provide them with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills so as to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator. Our approach to learning is child-centric, encouraging activity-based learning and inculcating a scientific temper and a spirit of free enquiry. In our curriculum, the student is the primary focus, and each child is involved in the learning process. The purpose of the education received by our children is to replace an empty mind with an open one. We motivate our teachers to provide an atmosphere for discovery, where students are encouraged to be creative and curious, instead of only loading the children with academic burden. We try to constantly improve our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into a combination of classroom study, research, and scientific discovery. 


While academic excellence is our major thrust, the school is also devoted to prepare our students for life, prepare them to face the challenges of tomorrow, and encourage them to be socially relevant. We encourage each child to develop in their special field of interest so as to best showcase their particular type of talent and grow to their full potential, and constantly groom them to pass out as men and women competent to bear responsibility in all walks of life. 


Our school aims to develop a good sense of discipline and moral values within the ever-changing social norms of society. Children these days are much more sensitive; they possess very high self-esteem and believe in independent thinking. Therefore, we ensure that the approach to motivating and getting the best out of children is based on the positive reinforcement of good work and good behavior. Our educational philosophy is centered on praise, encouragement, enthusiasm, and affection, rather than criticism, fear, and punishment. We constantly work to develop a sense of discipline and good moral character, where all students are expected to conform to high disciplinary standards and to develop values of tolerance, fair play, compassion, integrity, and fortitude. 


I am confident that the IPEM International School will always be a beacon of light, guiding the destiny of its students and radiating kindness and compassion as it soars high in its pursuit of academic excellence and in the fulfillment of the school motto: “Educating for Life.”


Regards


Dr. Sumit David Liddle
Director & Principal
IPEM International School

(From the School Prospectus) 

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