In a world that hurtles towards change at every known level, the educating of a child becomes a sacred task.
At the Nirmal Bhartia School, we believe that a true, whole or meaningful education cannot merely be limited to the often narrow and linear schooling process of acquiring the knowledge and skills required to prepare one for life. For us, it must be a deeper, more open and organic process of living and engaging with life; of experiencing its uniqueness and diversity; of being moved by beauty; of asking thought-provoking questions; of the search for answers and the fearless urge to bring about change when required.
While academic excellence is absolutely necessary, a complete education should include more than that. Surely, it should be a process in which the teacher and the taught come together to explore not only the outer world, but also their own inner worlds, in which a growing awareness enables the gradual blurring of all hard divides between the two to kindle a creative and comforting consonance. For it is only then that we may each learn to live with integrity and take active and responsible ownership of our choices and actions.
Providing our children with an education of such meaning and value however implies that we must rise to the challenge of designing for them a truly holistic and experiential learning environment imbued with the very same diversity, richness and authenticity of life itself. For a child’s desire to learn, we know, is limitless. The only boundary then is the lack of a suitable opportunity.
It is the recognition of this imperative that has inspired our team to open up the doors of the traditionally isolated school site and pioneer the warm, open and inviting space of a community school.
A school where….
…. children are encouraged to grow without fear by building relationships of strength and support with their friends and peers, rather than being forcibly pitted against them.
…. the home, school and community environments are closely knit together to help each child feel safe, special and secure.
… teachers work not alone, but reach out and actively partner with parents, family members, storytellers, artistes and nutritionists.
…. there is never only one way to learn and open doors bring learning opportunities that are varied and rich.
…. learning never comes to an end and each living moment is an exciting opportunity to learn.
A school that is not just a school, but a nurturing community of life-long learners who live and learn together, seeking strength and support, with and from each other.
Welcome to your community,
The Nirmal Bhartia School