HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS IS THE TRUE TEST OF A SCHOOL
Parents always want their children to be studying in the best schools and that is usually determined by the school’s ranking and the results that it has yielded year on year. But how does one determine the achievers? Is it right to only take into consideration the marks and scores of children? Dr. Neeta Bali – Director and Head of School, GD Goenka World School, Sohna, who has worked with various Boards of education and is familiar with various curriculum as well believes that is not marks alone that determines the development of a child. Instead, it is a child’s character that the education system must invest in. A comprehensive well-thought out school culture is built on strong character and resilience, which is the need of the hour. A proactive and well thought out school culture is needed which emphasizes on acts of kindness, innovation by children and their ability to drive solutions. Character and resilience are equal and in fact, more important than academics. Just like IB schools, the need of the hour is to develop a strong learner profile focussing on care, risk taking, innovation, communication amongst the multiple other learner attributes providing holistic development to a learner.