With this intrinsic belief, we have undertaken this journey, seeking parents as our Partners in Progress. At Billabong High International School, we acknowledge that schools are because students are. Its rightly said that a school is a building of four walls...with tomorrow inside. Therefore, we seek to join hands with parents to nurture our tomorrow as rooted ...yet ready to fly, dynamic ... yet focused, organized … yet exploratory.
blossomed in June 2006 at Santacruz. The parents who experienced their children developing and enjoying learning in a meaningful context at Kangaroo Kids, Pali Hill, wanted a transition to primary school with the same methodology and ecosystem of teaching and learning.
And thus evolved BHIS with the belief ‘to teach is to touch a life forever ‘at its core. Keeping students’ needs as the prime focus, we at Billabong designed a curriculum with a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. We believe that every child learns differently- some through kinaesthetic, some audio
and video stimulation, while others learn through activity. The passionate faculty across BHIS centers bring in their innovative and progressive learning concepts at every stage of student development. Fuelled by this passion, we at BHIS were the first to move beyond the one-dimensional textbook learning approach. We have succeeded in bringing about the change with the right mix of chalk and challenges.
We enable them to discover, enhance and maximize their potential. We have worked on various models of inclusion, namely collaboration, co-teaching, pull-out services, and paraprofessional support. Teachers and staff collaborate and consult with each other; students work with each other despite differences, and administrators support the collaborative efforts of faculty and staff. Inclusion for us is practiced not because it is the law, but because it is embedded within the school's culture.
We work towards making this a reality by paying attention to the different individuals and groups of children within our school - girls/boys, children from minority faiths and ethnicities, children with additional learning needs, gifted and talented children and self-paced learners. Thus, all children are integrated into the mainstream and we extend additional emotional, behavioral, academic and social support to them whenever needed. This helps to lay the foundation of an inclusive society by respecting diversity and provides better opportunity to develop empathy, create friendships, learn through peer modeling, and enhance cognitive skills, social quotient, emotional quotient, fun quotient and academic outcome for ALL learners.
To ensure effective implementation of inclusive education, we have a team of Psychologists, Counsellors and Special Educators who together form the ‘Centre of Wellbeing’. At the Centre of Wellbeing, the team works towards using their professional expertise to ensure maximum support to children who need additional aid. Three different types of Plans are offered keeping children’s varied needs in mind - Counselling Plan, Remedial Education Plan and Individualized Education Plan. We also conduct varied activities like