Education is not just about understanding different subjects of Science, Commerce or Arts; it is to understand about the world around us and learning the skills for life. Billabong High International School (BHIS) is a place where students are nurtured to be successful human beings with a positive attitude towards life and a strong commitment towards society.
BHIS is set in the heart of the city of Kanpur – An idyllic setting of classes in open spaces! What makes it such an impressive school is not only the wonderful staff, the students and the parents but also the myriad of opportunities available to its students. Whether it is the unique curriculum or the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, BHIS Kanpur has distinguished itself as a centre of excellence.
The senior school provides its students option of choosing education boards among CBSE, International Cambridge – IGCSE and A levels. The curriculum is dynamic and the lesson planning is effective to make the classrooms engaging and enthralling. The curriculum is based on multiple intelligences, VARK system of learning progressing from lower order to higher order thinking skills. A well researched and planned KKEL curriculum engages students and leads to outstanding outcomes in learning. We have a no tuition policy and our teachers run a gratis learningsupport club post school hours for students.
A huge emphasis is on value based education. We inspire students to commit to local and international charities and make regular visits to Shishu Bhawan and specially-abled children organizations to volunteer and engage, evoking mindfulness and deep seated sense of gratitude and humility. We are passionate about providing an education where every student is known and valued in a family environment, which inspires excellence and instills values.
Enhancing classroom teaching and learning dynamics, learning is no longer confined to share syllabus teaching in the classrooms. We are very particular in engaging our students with the local community, country and the world. There is a very strong sense of contributing to the progress and development of the community.
The students need to be stretched and imparted transferable skills relevant to the work place environment. Our various initiatives are an endeavour to impart globally relevant education to students. Our system of teaching and learning is based on best practices worldwide. Focusing on inquiry-based and project-based learning, various activities like debating, quizzing, parent interactions and self learning give meaning to a fun version of teaching and learning. Use of technology in the classrooms and the multidisciplinary subject labs are a great aid to effective teaching. Initiative, observation, feedback and reflection have catapulted the school in the league of reckoning. This creates irreplaceable value for our students, teachers and parents.
“What distinguishes Billabong is the lack of pretention- a down to earth attitude, an encouraging intellectual curiosity among the students to debate, to question and to really be their own person .We are genuinely committed to being a school for everybody – widening access as far as possible .There is an extraordinary sense of community at Billabong which makes it a very special place to be.We are aschool for individuals, where young men and women know their own minds and ones who will go out into the world and really make a difference- so right at the heart of Billabong is the commitment to service in the true sense of the word.It is indeed a remarkable place,” says Priti Agarwal, CEO & Founder, Billabong High International School, Kanpur.
A plethora of cutting edge co-curricular activities like hosting of World Scholar’s Cup, Tri Sports Cup, Family Quiz, IIMUN, World School Debate, Vox Populi, TED talks, Aerospace Camps and heritage trips, and initiatives like Cross over Faculty visits by Top Schools in the world like Westminster and Highgate create national and international platforms for our students.