Founded in 1998, RPS Senior Secondary School, Mahendergarh, is today a hub of education shaping up hundreds of careers every year, says Dr Pavitra Rao, Chairperson, Rao Pahlad Singh (RPS) Group of Schools & Colleges, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
What are the practices adopted at RPS Senior Secondary School to nurture self-reliant, confident, versatile and creative students?
The students are given full opportunity to develop holistically. The teachers identify diverse learning abilities and needs of students and encourage them to choose the field according to their caliber, interest and industry trends. The school management in cooperation with parents helps students to nurture and showcase their innate talent.
What are the innovative methods adopted by the school in its curriculum to make learning joyful?
The teachers create friendly environment in their respective classes, so that the students can express their emotions without any fear or hesitation. Different teaching aids are used to make the teaching more effective and joyful. The students are taken to different science labs, so that they may implement theoretical teachings practically.
How does the school train its teachers to keep a breast with the best and most innovative pedagogical approaches for effective knowledge delivery?
Seminars and workshops are conducted from regularly to make the teachers up-to-date with the latest practices. Meetings of teachers from all the streams are arranged to exchange their views with other teachers and adapt the best methodologies.
What extracurricular activities other than the studies are conducted at the school for holistic development of students?
The students are not only prepared for cultural activities but also encouraged to participate in various sport events. Every year, the students participate in zonal, state and national levels in various sports and extracurricular activities conducted by the CBSE from time to time.
How does the school help students from economically weaker section of the society to bring them at par with the other students in terms of education?
RPS always takes a lead in educating economically weak students. RPS gives full fee concession to such students. Economically weak students are not only exempted from paying fee but also provided free transportation, books and even extra coaching.
PRINCIPAL’S MESSGAE: “Education does not only mean academic excellence but harmonious and synchronised combination of hand, head, and heart. In the present era of digitalised world, it is the biggest challenge before educators to nurture the young minds with indelible impressions of holistic development. Therefore, Rpsians are nurtured under a vision to foster a sense of courage and exploration of different facets of a student’s personality. The aim is to ensure everyone develops as a responsible citizen and a generous and compassionate human being. To live up to the motto of holistic development of students and help children develop mentally and physically, Rpsians participate in various co-curricular activities, sports is just one of them.” – Dr Sarita V Singh, Principal (RPS) Mahendra Garh, Haryana