FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Welcome to Billabong High International School, Vododara.

Education is not a miracle cure or a magic formula, opening the door to a world in which all ideals will be attained, but it is one of the principle means available to foster a deeper and more harmonious form of human development and thereby reduce poverty, exclusion, ignorance, oppression and war.
Education must be founded upon the hope for a world that is a better place to live in, where people will have learned to respect the rights of men and women, to show mutual understanding, and to use advances in knowledge to foster human development rather than to create further distinctions between people and countries.

At a time when educational policies are being sharply criticized the need of the day is to evolve a holistic concept of education to make learning more effective for the future. It has been universally felt that the role and essence of education is to bring about the fine synthesis between the accelerated pace of change in the global world and the country's cultural tradition and socio economic structure.​

Each individual must be equipped to seize learning opportunities throughout life, both to broaden her or his knowledge, skills and attitudes, and to adapt to a changing, complex and inter dependent world. If it is to succeed in its task, learning must be organized around the 4 pillars of education - as emphasized by the Delor's Commission learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together, and learning to be. Education must enable every person to solve his/her problems, make decisions and shoulder responsibilities. For education to be lifelong it must transmit efficiently and on a massive scale, an increasing amount of constantly evolving knowledge and know-how adapted to a knowledge driven civilization because this forms the basis of the skills of future.

If it is to succeed in its task education must be organized around 4 fundamental types of learning which throughout a person's life, will in a way be the pillars of knowledge : learning to know- that is acquiring the instruments of understanding, learning to do- so as to act creatively in one's environment , learning to live together- so as to participate and cooperate with other people in all human activities; learning to be- the development of a child's personality into a wholesome and responsible individual.

The present millennium has shrunk the world into one global village vaporizing all geographical and regional boundaries. The wired world of the (21 offers a frightening scenario to every school leaving student and the youth. Furthermore, the Indian mindset demands that every student strikes a balance between parental pressure and personal preference. The most difficult task then for him is to choose a career compatible with his interest and aptitude. At the secondary level the school plays a very important role in implementing education . The school curriculum through these 4 pillars must act as a motivating force or our society would be flooded with aspiring misfits and passive citizens. Thus the concept of learning throughout life, selecting the right vocation in life, character building and community living emerge as the keys to the 21st Century.

Education has to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, at the same time reflecting some of the major issues facing the world today, such as terrorism, threat of nuclear war and violation of human rights. The school curriculum has to lay the foundation of good citizenship making the students aware of the concept of the world as a family of nations, the distinct culture of each nation and the interdependence among nations in different spheres.

The curriculum must be woven around an education in which learning is effectively carried over to adulthood. Hence the onus lies on school education to fulfill the dual purpose of enabling students to root themselves in the abiding national cultural values and tradition and at the same time learn to appreciate the richness and see himself/ herself as a member of the new emerging international community of mankind. 'The real issue in education is to see that when the child leaves the school, he is well established in goodness both inwardly and inwardly'.

Dr.Priti Shrimal

 

LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER

“Leaders never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'. The 'team' functions with responsibility and without disrespect to anyone, and each person gets the recognition and satisfaction of a job well done.'”

Ms. Lina Ashar

 

Testimonials

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Namita Somaiya

"My son is going to billabong school from past three years n the best part is, that he comes home in a very happy mood. I believe that t teachers n staff is very cooperative n their teaching techniques are commendable. My son knows everything whatever the teacher teaches him."

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Meen A

"I had admitted my child in billabong high international school, thane in 1st standard. I must say this is the best school for all age group children. All teachers teach in a very different way so that it could be easy for the students to understand the things better."

Location

Billabong High International School,
Kalali Vadsar Ring road,
Near royal acres,
Vadodara - 390010

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