Teachers training
In our experience, school change happens only when teachers are allowed to own and drive the change. Teachers embody the culture and the purpose of a school and, when properly supported and inspired, will transform schools with their energy and ideas around global learning. The job of the administration is to provide support, resources, and a framing vision — and then let teachers drive the bus.
Teaching in the 21st century is not a skill; it’s a mindset shift. Therefore, educator development needs to be long-term and continuous in order to be effective. An in-service teacher training workshop is great for exposing teachers to new ideas, but true change in the classroom requires longer-term work.
At Achievers international Public School, we offer three main avenues of Educator Development: In-Service Workshops, one-on-one coaching and Educator Travel programs.
Various cultural programs are organised throughout the year and all students are encouraged to display their talents be it singing, playing an instrument, dancing, oratory or histrionics on these occasions, thus generating a feeling of mutual acceptance and oneness.
A programme is designed to awaken cultural awareness and the development of the aesthetic senses, through Art, Music, Drama, Quiz, Debate etc.
Participation in various inter-school/ inter-district/ inter-state competitions such as debates, elocution contests, quizzing, dramatics et al is encouraged.
Values in Education
Even though the world changes rapidly, the values that students need to develop are actually not really much different to those that were taught in bygone generations. It is just the application of those values in education that has changed.
Showing respect to others, for instance, or caring for the environment are just as important as they ever were – and maybe even more so – but they are now applicable in a variety of new ways. For example:
• Teaching students to be respectful of others can now be applied to their behavior online as well as off-line. Students should understand the importance of acting responsibly and respectfully when using forums, social media, or mobile devices.
• Similarly, good citizenship can now be equally applied to practicing good digital citizenship, whereby students learn to avoid the misuse of information or to acknowledge and respect others’ right to peace and privacy.
• Showing tolerance and understanding to those less fortunate. The escalating refugee crises is challenging both communities and schools to integrate people in a respectful and sustainable way. School is the ideal place to start teaching the correct values towards refugees and develop understanding of different cultures around the world.
These are just some of the values that educators should be aiming to instill in their students. As the educators and experts we contacted point out below, values are an essential part of the response to a number of difficult challenges that education faces:
Discipline Followed In School
• Student absent from school due to infectious diseases /sickness for more than two days should present a doctor’s medical certificate for fitness on the day of attendance.
• No student will be allowed to leave the school for a part of the day or come half day to the school except with the prior approval of the management.
• The school will not permit a student to appear for the final examination, if the student falls short of 85% attendance.
• Students absent for an examination for any reason whatsoever will not be re-examined. • Absence from an oral or/& written exam involves loss of marks for the subjects and this may affect the student’s grades.
Absence & Leave
• In the normal course, leave must be obtained by written application from parent or guardian in the prescribed “Leave Record” in the school diary.
• Requests for leave written on loose sheets of paper may not be granted.
• A student who has been absent from school for one month or more without permission is liable to have his/her name removed from the roll and re-admission may not be possible.
• All students are expected to attend the school on the reopening day as well as closing day of each term and on non-instructional days.