FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
We are all capable of excellence. Some find this path intuitively while others need to be gently led from the edge of the nadir to the very zenith of greatness. Accepting this outlook means raising the bar for myself and my colleagues. I see this not as an obligation but as a wonderful opportunity to enrich the life of those who walk through our portals. As we cross the quinquennial milestone, I continue to look towards discovering profound acts of courage and goodness in everyday tasks. I also look for a renewed sense of community and parent support in creating an environment of mutual collaboration and respect, so that this school becomes a place of countless opportunities to learn and grow.
We have witnessed a significant demand in the change of educational practices today. Technology has created a paradigm shift in the relationship between the teacher and the learner; but I believe that the teacher remains the decisive element in the classroom. Today we have moved from ‘classrooms’ to ‘learning spaces’ and from teacher-led activities to greater student agency. But through it all, it is the teacher who must be determined to make a difference in the lives of their students. Joy for learning can only be achieved when we are able to create more ‘aha!’ moments in our classrooms through student-centered learning experiences which engage students in their own learning process.
MS. MERZEEN DOCTOR