Billabong High has always been at the forefront of initiating change in the way education and learning is perceived. Billabong High International School Pune is our newly thought through and designed infrastructure to embrace our move towards a personalised learning experience for our students. There is growing appreciation that the old approach [of didactic teaching] is ill-suited to the intellectual, social, motivational, and emotional needs of the new generation.

Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. Billabong High Pune not only recognises this shift but has geared the new infrastructure to meet and embrace this change.

We have also implemented (year 2018) phase 1 (phase 2 will take this experience to a more enriched one including VR and gamification) of our blended learning experience using technology to allow students to use our online learning platform Billabox which will:

  • serve as a safe platform for learners to practice their concepts without fear of being judged on how they score.
  • be a platform which learners can access 24/7.
  • Provide unbiased and instant feedback on quizzes thus helping learners to curb their misconceptions instantly.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to perfect their understanding by retaking quizzes and attain mastery before they undergo formal assessments.
  • Be a platform where learners can ask queries and resolve some thus engaging in the most natural way of learning from others.
  • Be an opportunity to revisit concepts if learners missed it in the class.
  • Have a provision to stop, play or dive straight to the part of resources that they are yet to master. Thus, going through the content at their own pace.
  • Foster GROWTH MINDSET where the learners believe that they can learn to complete tasks, solve complex problems, or grow their intelligence, rather than assuming they "can" or "cannot" do something based on their current abilities.

Billabong High International School has been designed to embrace this shift from a teacher directed one in terms of pace and content to a more learner centred with more autonomy and control over the pace of learning.
Our classrooms have ample space and are designed to increase student engagement and learning. Our classroom space is particularly relevant with the current emphasis on 21st century learning such that students can work in teams, problem solve, and communicate effectively. We have classrooms with adequate space to reconfigure seating arrangements and facilitate the use of different teaching methods that are aligned to 21st century skills.
The temperature in which a person works affects engagement levels and overall productivity—including student achievement. Anyone that has worked in a classroom or office that is too hot or too cold knows how difficult it can be when trying to work when the temperature is uncomfortable. To maintain temperature in every classroom we have ensured that our class rooms are air conditioned and well lit up thus increasing the efficiency and reducing fatigue in summers. Classrooms are well equipped with a T.V. White board and a reading corner to enhance student development and achievement. Aesthetically designed classrooms motivate students as well as teachers to attend school and provide a great teaching learning environment.

Our library acts as a center of academic and intellectual development for staff and students, and contains encyclopedias, various series of world books and over 10,000 publications. The library subscribes to national and international periodicals, journals and newspapers.