The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time one leaves school, he or she should know as to how much they “do not know”, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
What compels me is my grave concern about the pressure on students to achieve academically good scores. The push for higher test scores and the demand that all students exhibit high proficiency in reading, math and science is sending reverberations throughout all levels of education, creating stressed-out 12th graders, confused 8th graders, attention deficit 5th graders and four year olds who have had their childhood stripped away from them. This cannot be allowed to go on and a change is inevitable.
It is time we returned to the great questions of human growth and learning: How can we help each child tap his or her potential? How can we inspire each child to discover his/her inner passion to learn? How can we honor the unique journey of each individual through life?
Delhi Public School, Jamnagar, with the benefit of the 69 years legacy of Delhi Public School Society, has made a conscious choice of becoming a school that is not only different but the one that makes a difference. It would give children the adventure of learning, the wonder of nature and culture, the richness of human experiences and the delight in acquiring new skills. DPS Jamnagar would imbibe the spirit of creative teaching and learning which recognizes the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual world of a student.
Under the guidance of our Chairman Sri V K Shunglu and other DPS Society Members, I am sure, DPS-J would set new standards in the field of education in this part of the country.
I assure each Parent who has entrusted their child’s future with DPS-J, that the school will pave a glorious path for their bright future.
S. K. Verma