Our new principal, Shalini Singh Hamilton will join us soon. She was expected to have joined us already. However, her joining has been postponed due to a family emergency. We are excited to welcome her from the beginning of the next academic year. Shalini is an experienced school leader and comes to us from her previous position as the principal of The Gaudium School in Hyderabad.
We are nearing the end of CBS’s first, offline and eventful academic year. From 27th March 2023 onwards, we are introducing changes in our leadership structure, as part of our strategic initiatives. The CBS team will have a new experienced Principal as the leader of everyday activities at school, and I will continue as the director. We will lead as a close-knit team. The principal’s main task is to ensure the quality of the academic deliveries according to the board standards (ICSE and MYP) and extend the partnership with our parent community
From the next academic year, Chaman Bhartiya School will teach three curricula: from Early Years to grade 5, we will continue following our own ‘We Lead’ curriculum, which will prepare the learners for both the ICSE and the MYP curriculum, as well as developing leadership qualities and 21st-century competencies. From grade 6, the parents and learners will choose either the Indian ICSE curriculum or the International MYP curriculum.
I wish all parents and friends of Chaman Bhartiya School a Happy New Year! We have now opened the school for the 3rd term of this academic year – the first “normal” year. I sincerely hope that we can keep the school open and that a new wave of Covid-19 will not impose new lockdowns. We do, of course, comply with all regulations from the government, including wearing face-masks.
We had a fine Coffee Morning session with a good number of parents attending. Thank you so much for showing up. I think it is important for the school’s leadership team and facilitators to meet the parents every now and then to discuss issues that are important for our learners’ academic progress as well as social and emotional development. We will do that again in Term 3.
When we started this academic year, we experienced that the learners differed from where they would typically be. There was an educational gap. And the learners needed time to get used to life in school. After two years of online teaching or hybrid teaching, this should come as no surprise. All schools in India and the rest of the world face the same issue. We chose to start where the learners were and spend time getting settled academically and socially.
A school is a community of stakeholders. Everyone has an important role to play in creating a high-quality school, especially in a school like Chaman Bhartiya School that wants to educate the learners about the world we live in and train them for the future. The partnership between the learners, the facilitators, the parents and the network of external connections is the foundation for the school’s success
We are now two months into the academic year and the learners have settled. The new learners and facilitators have now aligned and can focus more intensely on learning. We are introducing “normal” school events and assemblies. Soon, we will have our first Parent-Facilitators meeting, where parents will get feedback about their child and report cards will be sent before the meeting.