Dr. S S Minhas, Principal, Guru Nanak Public School, Rajouri Garden- New Delhi talks about the changes required in the School to be at par with education globally
Kindly share the vision and mission of Guru Nanak School.
Our vision and mission is to provide education based on total development of mind and body and also to prepare excellent future citizens for the nation.
The education paradigms are changing. How has your school adapted to the evolving times?
In the present scenario globally, the world has shrunk and we cannot be left behind. As such, all the latest strategies, skills and all relevant information is being collated by our school staff and Management is implementing all necessary changes, so that our students are thoroughly educated in tune with the change in education globally.
What are the major IT and Education Technology initiatives undertaken by your school?
We have started mandatory computer classes from 3rd standard onwards, including IP in Senior Classes as an Elective Subject. In addition, we have also introduced skill preparatory classes for ‘Differently Abled Children’ as a special segment in our school. We also keep sending our students to participate in different Olympiads and other important competitions of repute in which our school has won laurels in many fields.
In your view, what changes are required for making educators/teachers future ready?
Education is a continuous process and teachers need to keep improving their knowledge base not only according to the syllabus but also on other information so that they are able to disseminate the information to the students in their respective classes. They should not only read every book based on syllabus but also prepare study materials from different sources such as newspapers, journals and magazines in order to make the teaching interesting, effective and motivational.
With changing education dynamics, how important is teacher training in nurturing students?
Teacher training is one of the most importantaspect in teaching as every day new information is pouring in on different subjects. Besides there are drastic changes in education policies by the Govt as well as other NGOs working in the field of education. In order to keep the teachers abreast of the knowledge, it is mandatory that teachers are trained accordingly as a suitable corollary to changing education thinking.
What are your future plans for the next five years?
Our most essential priority is to usher the school in top 10 schools of the country; which is only possible with the strong support of the School Management, for the infrastructure to be provided to meet the requirements. Moreover, we require excellent growth of the experienced teachers along with stability of teachers in the school. Cooperation of the parents is also a must for making the educational process interesting, innovative and cooperative venture for overall development of the school. School should also be adaptive to the new technologies in the elective subjects.