“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein
Inspired by Jiddu Krishnamurthi’s principles & Shri Aurobindo’s philosophy and with our motto, “Strive to Excel”, we aim at holistic development of our students.
When I joined Jeevana as a teacher in 1995, I was surprised by the principles & philosophies followed in school. It was very different from other schools. I used to wonder how it is possible to teach and maintain discipline without beating or threatening or even scolding the students and how it is even possible to motivate the gifted students without a ranking system… but very soon, with the help of our Chairman, the Visionary, Mr M.S.Iyengar, I realised that we are on the right track, doing the right thing.
The fact that our alumni are in prestigious positions and they still keep in touch and invite us for their functions and ceremonies prove this point.
As Jiddu Krishnamurti said, “If we are greedy, envious, competitive, our society will be competitive, envious, greedy, which brings misery and war.” We do not encourage our students to compare and compete with their classmates. Instead they are motivated to give their best and follow our motto, ‘Strive to Excel’.
This year, I have taken over as the Principal of the school and I feel honoured and privileged to be a part of this wonderful educational institution where everyone is a learner and everyday is an opportunity to learn and grow.
With every passing year, we are observing that students are becoming smarter and smarter. We want our students to do full justice to their potential. With that aim, Jeevana provides an atmosphere where children learn through exploration and experimentation with a plethora of extra curricular activities, viz. music, sports, cultural programmes, talent time, exhibitions, experiments, value education, annual days and life skills sessions.
My message to my dear students:
Dearest children, we are truly blessed to have such intelligent, very affectionate, adorable, disciplined and smart students.
In the words of OSHO, “Nobody else has ever been like you and nobody else will ever be like you; you are simply unique, incomparable. Accept this, love this, celebrate this- and in that very celebration you will start seeing the uniqueness of the others, the incomparable beauty of the others.”
Believe in yourself, be yourself and set the trend, don’t follow others, children.
Would like to share a favourite quote of mine, “Your talent is God’s gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia.
Please realize your strengths & potential, find your purpose and grow up to be good human beings.
My message to my dear colleagues:
We are a wonderful team of dedicated teachers who love children and are passionate about our work. We, in Jeevana are given the freedom to try out new teaching methodologies or a new behaviour management strategy and we need to keep abreast of new ideas and modern developments because the learners are smarter and we educators need to be a step ahead. Let us continue to work for the future generation, help them find their talents, channelise their potentials and help them give their best to the society.
My message to dear parents: Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents. We thank you for entrusting us with this huge responsibility of making a difference in the lives of the little Angels. We request all parents to involve in school activities, spend some quality time with children, attend meetings, respond to circulars sent, get to know all our staff and assist where you can so that we can work as a team to help the child become a good human being and a contributing member of the society. Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome.
The reputation that the school has acquired and established over these years is due to the dedication and selfless commitment of teachers, supporting staff, the talented student community and the cooperative & involved parents. We will continue this journey with enthusiasm & determination to provide a platform of holistic learning to the young learners.
Wishing you all the best,