When color films came, black and white films disappeared. When digital cameras came, colour films disappeared. When smart phones came, digital cameras disappeared. All these changes happened within a span of 50 years. What next and when nobody knows.
In 19th Century there were only 15 trades, so everyone has to be employed only within those fifteen. A farmer’s son became a farmer. A carpenter’s son became a carpenter. A weaver’s son became a weaver. Without any formal schooling, knowledge was transferred from father to son, no former schooling was needed.
In 20th Century, new trades like electrician, plumber, painter, mechanic, typist, stenographer, machine operator, accountant, engineers, doctors and so forth emerged. Every person had to acquire basic knowledge of language, mathematics and science through schooling. After schooling, everyone has to branch out to do specialization on the trade which he or she likes to peruse.
Guindy Engineering College in Chennai was opened in 1861. After 200 years only 6 more colleges were added, but within next 40 years nearly 500 more colleges were added in Tamil Nadu. The number of engineers enrolled increased from 2,500 in 1961 to 2,50,000 in 2001. The high cut-off marks to get into engineering colleges, forced schools to conduct regular tests and prepare students only for scoring high marks in Plus 2.
Parents, please remember that tests only test one’s memory power, not the knowledge that your child acquired. This is the reason that students who scored centum in mathematics fail miserably in college. Only 10% who pass out become employable engineers. Your grandfather might have scored only 50% marks in English and did not study further; yet if you compare his proficiency and the fluency in which he speaks English, it cannot be matched with today’s MA in English. To be successful in real life one needs knowledge, confidence and creativity; not high marks.
A school with a difference
We are a school with a difference and our philosophy is very simple; every child should enjoy schooling. We fully understand that education is a journey, not a race; so, we teach children the way they learn.
- We don’t tell them to learn, but involve them to learn.
- We encourage children to ask questions and find answers on their own.
- We ensure that every child gets an opportunity to learn through play and performing arts.
- We facilitate them to think and recall the concepts taught.
- Sports and games are integral part of our curriculum.
- We celebrate every achievement that make our tri-colour fly high.
- We inculcate patriotism by saluting our valiant soldiers.