There is a commitment to an integrated curriculum approach through inquiry learning. The development of higher order thinking skills, risk taking ,adaptability, cooperation, and communication techniques are fostered. There is a big difference between cramming up facts and learning them so that they can be applied in productive ways. At Somerville, we try to work towards holistic development of our students by providing them the tools and experiences that encourage our students to think. The aim is to create empowered minds so that students are able to decide what is good for them, differentiate between right and wrong, choose opportunities that help build them up and enable them to live in harmony with all. I am delighted that the school’s values align with my own personal values, including the importance of trust, respect, innovation and a sense of community.
Education imparted here is thus not confined to the class room alone but is moving beyond that. As a Chinese proverb very aptly says, “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”.
Today we are living in a fast changing complex society, which presents before us challenges as well as opportunities. In this context it all depends on every individual how one responds to the situation with the right mindset.
My commitment to our community is to lead the school with enthusiasm and passion to enable us to reach our goals. Let us work together to make VBPS as the best school, it can be. We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our vibrant learning community.