CHANDIGARH: There has been a paradigm shift in educational needs brought upon us by the sheer speed of change in these early decades of the 21st century. The education sector is undergoing rapid transformation in terms of methodology as for a future that is almost impossible to anticipate. To deal with this scenario, there is need for adopting a fresh approach towards the learning process, focusing on development of new-age skills required for success in competitive societies.
The Gillco International School (GIS), starting its first academic session from April 2013, offers a fresh approach towards learning, going beyond reading, writing and extra-curricular activity cycle. Students today need to develop digital literacy along with traditional skills and the ability to evaluate and apply this knowledge in the rapidly changing information-rich community and environment. GIS has integrated some of the best international teaching models for holistic learning to meet the global standards of competition, cooperation and parity.
A brainchild of MrRanjit Singh Gill, Chairman & Managing Director of the highly successful Gillco Group, building townships across Punjab, The GIS promises effective pedagogies leveraged with relevant technology for delivering better outcomes.
GIS is an applicant for affiliation to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as well as to the over 800 years old University of Cambridge, UK for its International Examinations (CIE) and will offer admissions from pre-school (3+ years) to Class VIII in the first year. While the focus areas would be to provide an environment of caring, breadth of thought, the curricula is a combination of ordered activity and understanding. The aim of the Group’s educational and teaching exercise would be to motivate, to challenge and to stimulate students to make informed choices and providing them with the right opportunities through all relevant means.
The school curriculum and activity calendar has been meticulously planned and prepared by top academicians in the field of school education. School director Mr R P Devgan was Housemaster and Dean of Admissions at the Doon School, Dehradun and later principal of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala and Gandhi Memorial International School, Bali, Indonesia.
Principal Mr S K Bhardwaj was the Founder Principal of Donyi Polo Vidya Bhavan, Itanagar and former Principal of the Birla School, Pune with over 30 years of experience in the field of education in India and abroad. Mrs Sumali Devgan, the Vice-Principal, was at Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun before joining YPS Patiala as headmistress. She went to Bali, Indonesia as
Headmistress of an international school. She has been involved with school education in India and abroad for over 35 years.
In terms of infrastructure Gillco International School is fully air-conditioned, besides offering the best facilities and services at its campus. The school believes in the pursuit of excellence and will offer quality education and develop global citizens well prepared for the ever-changing world. GIS will set new benchmarks in the field of school education and promises to produce global leaders of capability and integrity. Kamini and Kabir Mustafi, formerly of Bishop Cotton School Shimla, Founder Heads of Scottish High International School, Gurgaon and currently on various School Boards, are key consultants, as advisor - Governors, for this and other Gillco educational institutions planned for the future.