The most important responsibility of every educator is to provide the conditions under which pupil's learning curves go off the chart. Whether one is called a principal, a teacher, a professor, a foundation official, or a parent, our most vital work is promoting human learning ... and above all our own learning. (Barth, 1996)
It has become a trend among parents to send their kids to private coaching classes while some others hire tutors to teach at home. Instead of looking for a tuition centre, students should be encouraged to ask questions in school and clear their doubts. The problem needs to be answered head on instead of carrying it back home and engaging a tutor to solve. At home parents can play a pivotal role and motivate their kids to figure out the concepts themselves. They should encourage using innovative skills and out of the box thinking along with in-house pedagogical assistance provided to them by the teaching faculty of the school.
Following the directives of the Board of Directors (BoD) and rule 39 of CBSE Affiliation Bye-laws to abstain from taking private tuitions, the staff at ISN has readily and whole heartedly welcomed it. We believe in guiding our students and helping them through enrichment and remedial sessions and 'Gurukul' the evening and night classes in the school itself which is a voluntary service by our teachers for the benefit of the students without charging fees. The past few years have seen a great improvement in the academics and results of the students are a proof of how successful this endeavour has been. All this has been made possible by our team of dedicated and sincere teachers who have toiled hard, both day and night.
I believe that a student can concentrate better in everything that he does when he has a healthy mind. We understand that a healthy body is essential for the healthy growth of the mind. Being healthy is the paramount need of the hour and at ISN we emphasise on the overall growth of the child- be it of the mind or body. As per the directives of CBSE and also the norms of the school, medical check-ups (dental, eye etc.) are conducted here on a regular basis by qualified doctors (parents who have volunteered) from in and around Nizwa.
CBSE has proclaimed a decree that students of classes I and II by its affiliate schools, and they should not be made to carry heavy , which can have an effect on the health of children. Here at ISN we believe that every child who comes to school should feel happy at the thought of coming to school. The past year is a proof of this as we have ensured the reduction in the weight of school bags for students of primary classes. Voluminous supplementary textbooks have been avoided and students have been asked to stick to the timetable and not pack additional books. Many of the textbooks and notebooks are kept in the school and a few hours are set aside to complete their assignments in school itself under the supervision of their teachers. The relaxed demeanour of the students is a proof that this has worked out extremely well. We at ISN deem that childhood is the most beautiful of all seasons and we would like it to be a happy one for every child.
The concept of charity club and its inception at ISN was taken up by the Student Governing Council in 2017-18 with the sole aim of multitasking, staying organized, generating ideas and serving others. This in turn has helped them to develop their soft skills-the skills that allow to effectively interact with others. To further the aim of augmenting humanitarian and charitable qualities of the students of Indian schools the BoD in its "Vision 2020" has launched the programme "YCIS – Young Communitarian of Indian Schools". This is to inculcate, develop and encourage humanitarian and charitable work among students and the same was inaugurated at ISN on 15 Aug, 2018. ISN believes in encouraging the philanthropic feelings in every student right from a young age. The student should understand that the gift of giving is a wonderful feeling and donating is a selfless act. The major positive effects of donating money to charity is simply feeling good about oneself. It is a 3tier activity where students concentrate on acts of service, sponsoring events or hosting charity drives. Being able to give back to those in need will help one to achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth. The YCIS team has taken up this great challenge of motivating others and helping all those in need. For it is in giving that we receive.
"Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding" – William Arthur Ward
With sincere regards!
John Dominic George A
Students seeking admission must meet the requirements set by the school. A corresponding scale of age is fixed for the successive classes.
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Various teaching aids like audio visuals, specimens etc. are used in the day to day classroom teaching. Journals for all the subjects as well as around more than 1000 books are also available for reading in the library.