The mission ‘Inspiring Excellence’, the motto of Ajanta Public School, is a reflection of its ethos and a desire to usher a new era of knowledge, says Vaibhav Kapoor, Principal, Ajanta Public School, Gurugram, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
Tell us a bit about Ajanta Public School’s initial journey and its guiding mission.
Ajanta Public School was established in 1999, with a dream to enlighten the torch of education in the lives of children in Gurugram and to empower them with the power of knowledge. As we provide quality education to all the students, our focus revolves around imparting value based learning, we want to create good leaders and digital citizens for a digitalised nation.
The Mission ‘INSPIRING EXCELLENCE’, the motto of APS, is a reflection of its ethos and a desire to usher a new era of knowledge wherein every child, however different, has the right to education.A mission to give equal opportunities to each and every child for personal growth through ‘value added’ education.
Tell us something about the industry best practices being followed at Ajanta public School (APS) to nurture students’ inherent talent and potential.
Our school aims to help children develop their physical, mental, emotional, psychic, and spiritual facets through learning by exploration and discovery. To nurture student’s inherent talent and potential we, at Ajanta, enforce certain practices ,which are as follows:
- We are a MASP school, with innovative and latest technology. Teachers at Ajanta share their notes online and teach the students using Bloom’s Taxonomy, core skills, critical thinking through ONE-NOTE.
- We provide access of different clubs to our students so that they can become efficient professionals. HACT club, English Language lab, Yammer and Minecraftare to support our students for actively working in a competitive way, to solve problems and challenges. Teachers use this as an opportunity to build digital citizenship skills among students. Another skill we seek to develop in students is using appropriate tools in a strategic way.
- Scholarship is provided to our sports enthusiast students along with the guidance and coaching by professional and well learned coaches during morning and evening hours.
Tell us about the assessment methods being followed at APS and how they give a holistic idea of a candidate’s performance?
Today’s students need to know not only the basic reading and arithmetic skills, but also skills that will allow them to face a world that is continually changing. They must be able to think critically, to analyse, and to make inferences. Changes in the skills base and knowledge that our students need, require new learning goals; these new learning goals change the relationship between assessment and instruction. Entire syllabus is divided in such a way where learning becomes natural for the students. Formative, Summative, Class-test and oral assessments are conducted to validate the learning outcome of each student.
What are the IT-based solutions being adopted by APS for students?
A Digitalised nation requires more educated youth who can be enabled in many fields including education and will adopt IT based solutions for holistic development of students. Ajanta being a MASP school provide a platform to its students with the various tools available through Microsoft to get a better hand on knowledge about technology in coming future.
Going forward, what are the key priorities of APS?
We aspire to become one of the “Green democratic and participatory school “, that provides an excellent opportunity to its students to become global citizens who march forward to create this world a better place to live in. We want to create awareness and use of council recycling facilities to improve district recycling rate. Saving Environment is the top most priority of our institution. We have adopted and inculcated “SDG-GOALS” to bring an ecofriendly change in society with its 17 projects