In 1973, the vision of a forerunner educationist J K Gaur manifested itself in the form of an ISO certified school-JKG International, imparting education in a stimulating environment in Ghaziabad. Since then the school has been setting new benchmarks in shaping up young minds, says Karun Gaur, Director, JKG International School, Ghaziabad in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
How is your partnership with Felsted International Summer School and British Council helping the students and teachers in adopting the best teaching learning practices across the globe?
It’s a great opportunity for us to bring international education alive into our classrooms through a teaching assistant from a foreign nationality. It is a good chance for all of us to build collaboration with UK and get teaching skills beyond national boundaries. In addition to this, we will learn cultural diversities.
How important is parental role to prepare children as good human beings and responsible citizens?
Parents are the most influential role models that children have. They should express their unconditional love for their children as well as provide them with the continued support they need to become self assured and happy. Discipline is crucial when bringing up a child as through discipline the child learns that some kinds of behaviour are acceptable and others not. Setting boundaries for children’s behaviour helps them to learn how to behave in society.
What extracurricular activities are conducted at the school to inculcate various talents in students?
We extend education beyond the confines of the classroom. JKG Sports Academy provides coaching for cricket, hockey, basketball, chess, archery, Kho-kho, boxing, skating and table tennis, Kabbadi, rope skipping.
Martial Arts is also practiced to inculcate attributes of strength, focus and build a strong physique. Our sports achievers are the emerging stars of India. Our hockey champs Priyanshu Tomar and Govind Singh Bisht are in Uttar Pradesh Under-14 Indian National Hockey Team.
What sort of faculty training and leadership programmes are conducted by the school to enable them for preparing students for the world at large?
Some of the best practices are:
- Our initiative Education 3.0 learning is India’s first ever programme that establishes a stateof the-art experiential learning lab in the school premises along with customised grade specific experiential learning programmes for classes Nursery to VIII.
- Entrepreneurship programme (Nest – A Home for plants)
- Cultural exchange through Teacher Assistant Programme
- Workshops and Seminars are organised annually for teachers’ enrichment and enhancement in their teaching skills as well as making them aware with the recent innovative strategies and pedagogies.
- Use of multimedia
- Regular faculty meet
What is the school’s vision and mission for the upcoming years?
By the next three years, the school will be able to instil civic sense in students and train them to face natural calamities. The young scholars will also aware the community for the same.
Our philosophy is to create a caring environment under the guidance of skilled teachers, to impart sound education inculcating among students the habit of cooperation, discipline, self-confidence, regularity and punctuality.