Life Skills prescribed by the World Health Organisation
Example: Environment Day
Example: Aiding the underprivileged
Example: Kamarajar Day
Example: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Life skills are essential to help us harness our full potential to accomplish our ambitions and lead a better quality of life. The list of life skills is not definitive and certain life skills may seem more relevant based on an individual’s life circumstances, age, geographic location, culture and so on. Life Skills could also change over a period of time. The life skills which might have been relevant in the industrial age are perhaps different in the current conceptual age. So we turned towards WHO for the benchmarks and got a list of ten core life skills that are independent of age, gender, culture or geographic location.
The teaching content in the school has been embedded with these life skills and students are sensitised towards learning these core life skills implicitly by way of following the school curriculum and also through a life skills module.
WHAT DOES SCHOOL REALLY TEACH CHILDREN?
- Truth come from authority
- Intelligence is the ability to remember and repeat
- Accurate memory and repetition are rewarded
- Non-Compliance is punished
- Conform: Intellectually and socially
In our race to create more and more people that fit into a mould, we have left so many aspects of human greatness untouched, especially in the schooling system. We need to relook at what we are teaching our kids if we want a better world that our children live in.
With this mission in mind we have crafted the life skill education in our school that will produce the next generation of strong and confident individuals. By combining emotional, physical and spiritual well being with a rigorous learning program we have created breakthrough results in our children’s education. An education that develops the whole child – academically, socially, emotionally and physically is the need of the hour.In an era where 47% of existing employment being taken over by automation we know that the future belongs to the innovator. “The future forward” skills that will be valued such as imagination, entrepreneurship, negotiation, empathising,
storytelling, connecting, creativity and design are the new focal points of our latest (2016) curriculum. Aside from what is done through the curriculum, entrepreneurship is constantly encouraged throughout the schools in events like Business Baazigar.
OUR CULTURE- Serving, honest, trusting, respectful, playful, joyous, loving, high expectations of self and others and constantly striving towards the highest benchmark and standards. THE KEY QUESTION WE ALL ASK EVERYDAY (students, teachers, leadership) – Who can I be today that makes me better than I was yesterday?