We have all heard the term “fire in the belly”. It means to be fired up with a powerful sense of ambition or determination. This is our school’s attitude as we go forward into the new academic session. We are excited to be a part of the educational system that seeks to motivate, train up and facilitate the uniqueness of each of our students. After all, the future lies in the hands of people like our children.
We are now into the fourth year of the Special Educational Needs’ (SEN) section which caters to students who require special one-on-one intervention. Every child is teachable and if someone cannot learn in the way we teach them, then we need to teach them in the way they can learn. It requires determination, expertise and empathy to intervene with children having special learning disabilities and we are committed to providing for such children within an integrated inclusive environment in CHA.
A word to today’s parents- Let’s not fall into the trap of consumerism. We have to walk the thin line everyday between choosing what’s good and “necessary” for our children and what’s only a “want” on their part. Otherwise we might end up with children who are merely good consumers of a vast array of goods and services on endless offer all around us. Instead, let’s embrace our cultural values and our faith so that we make the “less is more” philosophy our life-style. Yes, as an educational institution, our goal is towards achieving academic excellence. Yet, everything should not be seen in terms of serving materialism and the world market. Our children are intrinsically more valuable and more precious than being a cog in the wheel. Schools cannot work like markets.
We also recognize that there will always be children from socially and economically weaker section in society. As per our school’s aim we always have a place for deserving students, by providing the necessary assistance in any way we can.
In parting, let me underscore the serious negativity of too much electronics time for your children – experts say half an hour of total electronics time (TV, video games, internet, social media etc put together) is enough for a child in a day.
Mrs. Chanmayo J.Aier