- Published on Friday, 13 April 2012 03:50
- Written by Super User
Transformation in school education is taking place rapidly. As a consequence changing patterns of teaching and learning have become a primary need. Teachers have to keep pace with students who are becoming very tech savvy. During this period of transformation the school management is also playing a vital role by
providing digital classrooms, multimedia labs, resource centers and enabling teachers to incorporate global trends in class room teaching.
I am happy to state that with the vision and bold initiative of Mr. Jaspal Singh, the Chairman and Mrs. Amrit Kaur Sabharwal the Vice Chairperson of the school, the GNFC campuses Vincent Hill and Shangri-la enjoy these facilities. The children are being educated in an environment to cope with the changing world with technological advancement. This will also enable them to excel in any field of their choice. GNFCS also keeps itself ahead by updating the curriculum from time to time. Along with the affiliation to the Council for ISC, Examinations we are also a CIE Centre. Cambridge IGCSE is already the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds.
The emphasis on percentages has taken the fun out of learning. Gone are the days when learning by rote was encouraged rather than by exploration and experimentation. Today's situation demands children think "out of the box" and the educational process must facilitate and encourage such students. The future belongs to those who have the ideas and the most important skill innovation. Ideas and innovations it is said emerge not out of luck but out of mankind's need. Be it the wheel, face book, hotmail or the cell phone - it all began with a need.
Those of us who perceive the teenagers as moody, impulsive, maddening and wonder why do teenagers act the way they do? To quote David Dobbs,
"Viewed through the eyes of evolution their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults."
Centonians, your achievements this year have been praiseworthy. The year 2011 has been promising and fruitful. Be it academics, co-curricular activities and Inter school events you have excelled. Well done! boys, girls and staff. Look up to the future! Passionate hard work will lead you to success even beyond your dreams.
Anil Tewari (Headmaster)