By adopting latest innovations and practices in school education sector, Doaba Public Senior Secondary School is fulfilling all the educational needs of its students, says Balwinder Kaur, Founder & MD, Doaba Public Senior Secondary School, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
To sustain in the rapidly evolving world, students must be responsive to change and receptive to new ideas. How does Doaba Public Senior Secondary School maintain such environment for its students?
The foundation of Doaba Public Senior Secondary School has been established on the pillars of change & evolution. our founder, late S Balwant Singh Sandhu, an eminent educationist, renounced a comfortable, urban lifestyle in chandigarh and set up the Doaba School in Garshankar, Punjab. this was all about change and heralded a new era of conscious education in the region.
What started once as a rural school has today evolved into being an esteemed member of the British Council and UNESCO. Students excelling in academics & sports alike are awarded scholarships abroad. this presents them with opportunities for self-discovery & growth. activities like horse riding, swimming in our semi olympic size swimming pool, Basketball, Hockey, Football, cricket and many more, enable our children to develop the confidence to compete in the international arena. each doabian is a change maker in their own right.
What are the best practices adopted by the school in its curriculum to nurture life-long learners?
Real education is not limited to textbooks only. Thus, a culture of experiential learning is inculcated in our school. Our digital classrooms are air conditioned to facilitate the comfort of learning. Our state-of-art laboratories and well stocked library offer children unbounded access to the world. Our approach to subjects is an amalgamation of thinking, experimenting and discovering. When children discover on their own, the learning stays with them forever.
Furthering the government’s initiative, Atal innovation Mission of NITI Aayog, our Atal Lab is designed to spark creativity & propel students to delve into the world of design & computation thinking. Learning by doing, brain storming, role play, demonstration method and discussion method are some of the techniques employed by our educators to ensure that our children make use of all the faculties of their mind.
How is the growing use of technology in the education sector, improving the teaching – learning practices, assessment methodologies and improving the learning outcome?
Artificial Intelligence is the future. The future rests with innovation, computing and being two steps ahead of the competitors. Doaba students are taught to use technology to translate their ideas into reality with precision, perfection and accuracy. Technology-aided learning and teaching methods aid in developing an analytical mindset. Doaba children are future ready.
What measures are adopted by the Doaba Public Senior Secondary School for active engagement of parents along with the teachers for holistic learning amongst its students?
Family values go a long way in shaping up an individual. a child raised in the midst of sound values, unconditional love, zero judgement & affection, grows up to be a secured and confident adult. We ensure that parents are equally involved in the development of the child. We maintain constant contact with each parent, while ensuring that we do not breach a child’s right to privacy. Parents too are counselled if required.
Emphasis is laid on celebrating festivals, holy days followed by community lunch. We provide our students an atmosphere conducive for growth and where parents help their wards in journey to success. at doaba, each individual transcends from being a learner to being an achiever.
What is the school’s mission and vision to ensure the growth of every student?
At Doaba, our only aim is to shape young, impressionable minds positively. We are always guided by the philosophy that, “EVERY CHILD MATTERS. We thus, always strive to nurture our learners who always listen, question, challenge, and probe the world around them.