I came across this amazing quote quite suddenly when I was looking for some information in the internet and realized how relevant it is for all of us: children, parents and teachers. "There is never any point in the life of a person when he can sit back and say. 'There is nothing more to learn, I can relax with the comforting thought that the universe around me is an open book. I know it all'
Education is not just about the subjects that are learnt and taught in school. Becoming educated is not restricted to being in school and then in college, gathering certificates and feeling proud of oneself. It is a lifelong exercise that can be unbelievably exciting if only we wish to jump onto the train of experience and take a trip to every conceivable place on the earth. Now we know that this cannot be done literally, so how do we manage it, first in school and then as we go on through the journey of life?
First, we all have to be on the same page: children, teachers and parents have to understand that education is not restricted to lessons taught in the classroom from text books. Parents and teachers must encourage children to ask as many questions as they can. For it is in wanting to know that will result in actually getting to know.
The thirst for knowledge is not restricted to the child. It is also essential for a parent and a teacher to keep adding to their own knowledge bank by keeping their eyes and ears open and by reading as much as possible and ensuring that children develop these habits as well.My message to the Principals, Staff, Students and esteemed Parents of ATRI PUBLIC SCHOOL, is to dedicate this year to a correct understanding of what education really means and let us all benefit from this understanding.
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."- Carl Sagan
Prabhat Asha Lata
Teachers create gardens in their classrooms. They grow love: "hope," learning: and -joy.' At ATRI PUBLIC SCHOOL. the child is the nucleus of the entire teaching learning process. Here the teacher is a facilitator and an equal partner in the entire journey of a child's quest for knowledge therefore we call them Mentors.
Every possible care is taken to ensure that our mentoring staff is of the highest possible quality in terms of dedication, talent and passion. The role of mentors extends much beyond classroom teaching. Mentors at -APS' are accessible to parents and students alike for one-to-one consultations, are helpful in addressing individual educational needs and eager to help. The comparatively small size of each class enables our mentors to give enhanced attention to each student.
Besides all of the above, that add to children becoming truly educated, schools and teachers must ensure that children have a society of enriching experiences. Surprisingly, these experiences develop a child's creativity and imagination and lead to something that is often thought to be more important than knowledge. Creativity and imagination make children grow up to be productive adults who then arrive as citizens of the world ready to make their own great contribution to mankind.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. " - Albert Einstein