Education on seven pillars of life

Education on seven pillars of life
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'Reqel' in Greek stands for the number 7 and 'Ford' means crossing or wading. Reqelford International School...

'Reqel' in Greek stands for the number 7 and 'Ford' means crossing or wading. Reqelford International School at Rampally, Keesara Mandal, provides education based on the seven pillars: knowledge, faith, love, joy, self-management, perseverance and excellence

uday kumarYoung Hans Team

With parents wanting to give their children an education that meets international standards, the number of international schools in and around Hyderabad has seen a rise. Reqelford International School at Rampally, Keesara Mandal, is one such international school which offers a blend of international curriculum with emphasis on Indian values. "We believe in an educational experience that provides holistic development and retains Indian values among students. Our goal is to inculcate a habit of life-long learning and to encourage the students to innovate," says Dr M Uday Kumar, Founder & Chairman, Reqelford International School. "Right education leads to innovative thinking among students and produces leaders with strong knowledge and values which propels them to contribute for the betterment of the society," he adds.

History Reqelford International School was inaugurated in January 5, 2013. 'Reqel' in Greek stands for the number seven and 'Ford' means crossing or wading. We provide education based on the seven pillars: knowledge, faith, love, joy, self-management, perseverance, and excellence, says Vidya Sravanthi, Director of the school. The school was set up with a vision to empower students to be life-long learners, encourage a global mindset and enable them to contribute towards the community.

Infrastructure Spread across eight acres, the school has classrooms equipped with digital boards. Setting up personal computers for each student is under process. For effective understanding of theory taught in the class, there are labs for Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, English, Computers and Social. There is also an exclusive lab for robotics. The school library has a collection of over 10,000 books.

Academics Reqelford follows both IGCSE and CBSE curriculum. "We are awaiting the recognition certificate from IGCSE and CBSE, which will come by August 2013," says Vidya Sravanthi, Director at Reqelford International School. For effective communication between management and parents, there is a special online portal system. "Each parent has a parent portal, where parents can communicate with management online. A parent portal helps an absentee student to attend lectures streamlined on videos present on the site. The videos also help parents to scrutinise the teaching methodology," she adds. To provide best teaching to the students, the school conducts training programmes for teachers in their respective field. Another interesting feature is the screening of movies that inculcate values among students.

Activities Taking a break from the routine classroom lessons, the students are made to participate in various fun and special activities for their overall development. Based on the interest of a student, the school provides coaching in games like cricket, basket ball, tennis, swimming, etc. There are compulsory classes in Indian classical and western dance, drama, fine arts, multimedia and music. There are clubs for music, art, drama, photography and film which regularly organises inter-club contests.

Teacher Talk "Teaching, here, is activity-based. We always formulate new teaching methods to ensure the students do not get bored of mundane classes," says English teacher Riyaz Fathima.

"We have special robotics lab. Recently our students made and exhibited 'The Great Gripper' robot at the ROBOGEN X competition conducted by The Hans India and HMTV. With a small investment of Rs 2,000 we could make a robot," Says Mary Victoria, Science Teacher. For admissions, call 040-27144282

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