Dr. K. P. Gopalkrishna
NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL & TISB
"If your plan is for a year, plant Rice
If your plan is for a decade, plant Trees
If your plan is for a lifetime, educate Children"
Education is a debated subject all over the world, by the various stake holders, educationists, education administrators, teachers, parents and all others concerned with education.
The objective of the whole education system which is served by all those engaged in the industry is two-fold – Firstly, it serves to provide the present needs of all children below 18 years and to lay the foundation for the future growth and adaptation to new situations. Secondly, it serves to provide for the changing occupational needs of adults in the rapidly changing world. Today, the whole world has become a single unit or a single country considering the huge technological inventions and discoveries which are available to every one....
Education is a big industry. In such an industry teacher is but a small cog, a vital cog, especially to the children, young people and adults each of whom share a personal tutor with others. Machines and equipments of all kinds make it possible for a child to be instructed in varied kinds of activities but personal development as a human being needs to establish contact with other human beings. It needs encouragement, a sense of belonging and a sense of being valuable. None of these can be provided by machines or through machines because education industry is so complex. The teaching profession within itself is very complex. The complexity extends from preparing material to guide and encourage children and adult students.
To meet modern needs, the educational process has been divided into three concurrent parts, varying in emphasis according to each individual's age and needs.
Firstly, a child's nature and historic place of learning is to be kept in mind. The historic place of learning is in his own home. The immediate social needs are catered for by the members of the family. Today, even sophisticated and specialized learning can take place at home.
Secondly, a child needs a group of people wider than his family group. He needs adults who are skilled in teaching or directing those activities which can be most profitably learnt in groups and by contact with other people, such as theatre, sports, games etc.
Thirdly, the tools and skills of learning are computers, visuals, telephone, televisions and programmed learning machines. Children and adults of all ages make use of this part of education process.
The young mind develops by experiencing one’s day-to-day meeting with peer group, adults and through many other media.
We, teachers, have a great challenge to meet all these changing attitudes and aspirations of youngsters. With involvement of parents, teachers and students, we could have a healthy group of students with positive thinking which will help them to be an understanding adult in future.
Dr. (Mrs.) Santhamma Gopalkrishna
NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL & TISB
Education has a multifaceted function. The transformation from childhood to adulthood is an important one. Education has a major role to play in this process.
In Swami Vivekananda’s words, “Education is not the amount of information that is put in to your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We want that education, by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, intellect is expanded and by which we can stand on one’s own feet.”
In addition to acquisition of knowledge, education should aim at physical, mental and spiritual development. There should be opportunity for character formation and personality development.
The training one gets from schools and colleges should include academic excellence – professional, scientific and technological – attainment of life skills and vocational efficiency. The training should also help to manifest innate potentialities making use of opportunities and staying alert.
Progress of a country depends on its education system. In this era of globalization, it is necessary to understand economic, social and political aspects of all the countries. Practicing brotherhood, love and compassion between different communities, races and nations is of utmost importance. The emphasis on developing patriotism and pride in one’s culture is indispensable.
Daniel Webster put it rightly “Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the large term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined, the passions are to be restrained; true and worthy motives are to be inspired, a profound religious feeling is to be instilled and pure morality inculcated under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.”
Education in its true sense leads to health and fitness, happy relationships, meaningful work and personal fulfilment.
We, at NPS try to promote an atmosphere where education is a blend of progressive ideas from the best in the Indian setting and culture. Students are given personal care and support so that they take the right place in the global society.
Dr. (Mrs.) Bindu Hari
NAFL, TISB & NPS Group of Schools
Welcome to NPS International, Chennai!
Preparation for tomorrow’s global economy requires every student to be equipped with critical thinking skills, creativity, a positive attitude, habits and values that build self esteem, the ability to take independent ethical decisions, the ability to lead, the ability to work as part of a team and be a compassionate human being within our community.
We aim to foster in our students the confidence to explore new areas of interest as we provide opportunities for students to exercise their initiative, develop and hone their own leadership skills.
Every student comes to us with special goals and gains and expectations of what their future life may hold. While our enthusiastic professional faculty ensures progress in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of a child’s development, we invite parents to join our teachers in a spirit of cooperation and support to bring out the best in every child.
Success stories of our alumni for over 50 years bears rich testimony to the tried and tested NPS vision ‘Academic Excellence and Holistic Development’ in a personalised child-centric environment.
We encourage our students to aim high and achieve their goals in alignment with the NPS Motto ‘Reach Out, Reach High, Reach Beyond’.
Mr. Hari Krishnan
NPS Group of Institutions
NPS has always been in the forefront of schools where academic excellence and holistic development of each child has been emphasized. NPS International School, Chennai is the newest school, where we bring over 50 years of educational expertise in primary and secondary education to the jewel of Chennai.
At NPS International School, Chennai, we seek to provide that environment where each child is encouraged to attain his/her maximum potential, and our children develop the skills and values which would enable him/her to successfully meet the challenges in our changing world, built on the foundation of principles of hard work, creativity, enthusiasm, discipline and good conduct, that symbolize students who have studied in our schools. We recognize that we need to position our children to succeed in a global environment, and thus 21st century skills have to be developed and honed continuously, and NPS International School, Chennai aims to fulfill that purpose.
At NPS International School, Chennai, we seek to attract the best minds in teaching and development of children, and parents who value our educational approach, and I wish the entire family comprising our students, staff and parents all the very best as we undertake this journey of building young citizens.
Ms. Sudha Balan
NPS International School, Chennai
A good educational structure is the need of the hour to ensure that the students grow to contribute towards the economic growth of a nation. Aptitudes like research, enquiry, creativity, innovation, use of technology and entrepreneurial skills have to be built in the education system for nurturing the students.
In the 21st century the amount of information that we have around us is overwhelming. Students have to learn how to manage the available information collectively and also help it grow. This means that we must give today’s children the required skills, with which they find a way through the sea of knowledge that the world has to offer, and continue with lifelong learning. This also means that there has to be a constant innovation during the learning process. Right from the beginning, the aptitude for entrepreneurship should be cultivated in children. The character to do the right thing and influence others also to do right things will enable them to take up challenging tasks later. If we develop these skills in all our children, we are sure to produce independent, lifelong learners.
In India, most see education as the opportunity of a lifetime for our children to go out and live their dreams. The National Public Schools have built this reputation and every year we set higher standards for ourselves, since 1959. Every child who enters the portals of NPS is the pride of the institution and each one of them has emerged confident and positive, with the spirit of ‘I think therefore I can’. Our students utilize every opportunity to learn, grow and become accomplished global citizens.