This article is written for the School of the Week column of Times of India which awaits publishing.
Driven by technology and efficient management, PSBB Millennium School, GST road has come a long way. Today, this institution consists of 120 teachers who diligently educate above 2400 children. “Every child is unique and it’s our duty to cater to their needs. Creating citizens with a global outlook with a respect for our rich culture and heritage is our aim”, says Rukmani Mothilal, academic adviser of the school.
Cycle tests are conducted on a regular basis and this helps eliminate the examination pressure on children by enabling them to focus on one subject at a time. The school also has unique programs such as the biannual ‘Parent observation week’ during which parents are allowed to sit with their children during class hours. “We believe in the coordination of the ‘golden triangle’ – children, parents and teachers. That is why we conduct the monthly Parent Teacher Meetings and quarterly Open Days”, says Sita Umamaheshwaran, school principal.
Collaborating with Educomp Solutions, every classroom has been converted to interactive ‘smart classroom’ equipped with audio visual technology. The classmate PC program was launched last year by which every third grade child was provided with a laptop which was used with assistance from teachers.
The school has its own cultural wing called Bharathiya Sanskriti which exposes the talents of students and helps them choose their own career paths. It also hosts activities like yoga, music and veda chanting for the students. Yuva Deepthi, a monthly magazine, showcases children’s talents especially creative writing and painting.The institution has its own science and quiz Club, Sanskrit Club and a Tamil Club which encourages student participation. “My child loves going to school and has no monday blues. Various innovative initiatives of the school helps develop the communication skills, confidence and creativity of every child”, says Swarnalakshmi G, parent of B. Arjun, a student of class 3.
The institution has lot of tasks in store. The school is in the process of signing up for DEAS (Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme), a student exchange programme with UK.