SAMSKAR - THE LIFE SCHOOL: Ushering students to knowledge-oriented education imbued with character building.
India is witnessing a paradigm shift in its education sector for last couple of decades. The erstwhile focus has shifted from rote learning to a knowledge-oriented education system which works for the holistic development of students. This system is more focused on creating knowledge-oriented children. The practice has been quite fruitful in increasing the level of education at par with our international counterparts. Some schools have struck chord beautifully with the modern needs of education without compromising the traditional values of age-old Indian education. Samskar- The Life School is one among those few schools which impart education that is a medley of character building and modern learning techniques.
It has been spot on with the transformative needs of education system which is more focused on co-curricular activities and assorted sports activities. It believes in a method which is engaging opposed to the clichéd rote learning methodology. Since its inception, it has been fervent to never compromise with its core principles of inculcation of value-based education to give civilized and educated citizens to the society. It was never destined to become a manufacturer of toppers. This is exactly what sets it apart from its peers. Corroborating his point Mr. Mohana Vamsi, CEO, says, “A nation is built with sophisticated and educated citizens. If someone lacks the basic decorum then it hardly matters if that person is a topper or from which organization that person topped”.
Samskar - The Life School provides an environment where talents and innate abilities of kids are polished which lets them excel in their genre. The school is aimed at empowering every student to access plethora of opportunities which would somehow remain unavailable to them in other schools. The school strives to provide scope by which they could develop their strengths and overcome barriers. It always looks to enhance facilities so that it doesn’t lag behind in this era of knowledge and technology.
The school knows the value of discipline in every sphere of life. This is why it gives huge impetus to quality education imbued with restraint. It mandates every student to be in line with the code of conduct set by the school. To get know-how of the proper functioning, the management takes help of a third party audit team which gives an unbiased picture about the work culture. It helps the organization and parents to evaluate students’ performance as the third party audit delivers a fair report. To bring efficiency and betterment, the school has a special forum which is called Samskar Parent Forum. This forum allows parents to share their views for any kind of improvement required in the organization.
Moreover, it gives priority for the all-round development of students. In contrast to the nationwide decrease in levels of extra-curricular activity and school trips, the staff here lays emphasis upon learning experiences provided by sports teams, musical ensembles, dramatic & dance productions, clubs of every sort and educational visits. The school’s extra-curricular program is exceptional and represents a vast amount of voluntary effort on the part of staff. The students are expected to avail themselves of appropriate opportunities and to learn the virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.
Differentiating Factors :
The people and the organization culture set it apart from other schools. It believes in the principle that everything else can be replicated with money but the people and organization culture cannot be replicated so easily. Samskar-The Life School blends ancient wisdom with modern technologies. At the end of the day, the holistic development of children is what makes them successful. Life skills are imperative as they make them social and practical scholars thus leading them to achieve success in life.
Striking a chord between traditional and modern:
The school is well aware of its priorities and it knows that contrary to the ancient scholars who believed that knowledge bred humility, wisdom in the modern world breeds arrogance. Samskar (Ethics + Ethnicity) sets the balance of quality education at equilibrium with the scientifically designed curriculum of today. Restructuring morals, values, traditions and culture in the educational setup doesn’t require any law. The connection of all these aspects with technology drives the vehicle of human life.
Equalizing Ethics, Ethnicity & Education :
Samskar – The Life School blends ancient wisdom with modern technologies. Mohana Vamsi, CEO, Samskar, proclaims, “At the end of the day, the holistic development of the child is what makes him/her successful. Life skills are imperative as they make the person a social & practical scholar, thus leading them to achieve success in life”.
Without good teachers, the human life is nothing less of an animal’s life. Teacher’s constant update is very important and a must for teachers. Subjects may remain same but there is a high speed transformation happening in terms of teaching methodologies. It has many advantages such as it keeps us up-to-date with what’s needed to excel in this profession. It provides scope to make teaching and learning more engaging and collaborative. The organization stays up to date through various education forums, conferences, seminars, workshops, books & magazines and by visit to reputed schools. Teachers must step away from their desks and comfort zone. Mrs. Madhumathi Aluri, The Founder Principal says "Teaching has undergone a major transformation to a monologue mode to just being a facilitator role now. They should reach and catch the jet speed of children when it comes to using technology in education/learning."
Moreover, it is working on its concern regarding the over burden on children who are loaded with syllabus. The organization is concerned about heavy expectations by parents regarding unreasonable ambitions. Students are unable to pursue in-depth study of their favorite subject. It understands the fact that Education today is more of marks-oriented than knowledge-oriented. There is a strong & immediate need to bring in a paradigm shift in this thought process among parents and educators.
Ethical Structure of Intellect :
Growing positive since 2006, Samskar - The Life School follows CBSE curriculum & experiential learning methodology based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory. This approach engages all the modes –including verbal, logical, kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal, through which children learn and communicate using an inquiry-based learning model.
SAMSKAR, has a decade of rich expertise in XSEED methodology, which is a proven and research based academic program for schools that builds thinking skills & problem solving confidence in children. With this, Samskar children ask more questions, can write in their own words, like doing word problems in mathematics, can complete their homework on their own, are not afraid to speak-up in English, persist longer in solving problems, and score well on tests.
SAMSKAR teachers begin a class by clearly stating the learning goal, ask children what they know already, demonstrate an experiment or conduct a group activity, let children speak before they do, ensure the “application questions” are done independently, fiercely believe in practice, assess daily, and support each child individually.
Being the very first affiliated school in entire Telangana to introduce "Structure of Intellect (SoI)" learning model that involves assessment, diagnostics & treatment of 90 cognitive learning abilities in students and prepare them for success in the 21st century, Samskar - the Life School is in the fore front of implementing scientific learning approaches in education.
Being the very first affiliated school in entire Telangana to introduce "YOUR BABY CAN" , the most popular international "both Baby & Mother classroom learning program" , providing language development programs for toddlers of age of 6 months onwards.
To keep learning alive in the modern paradigm, visualization ignites the sense of wonder & drive to understand the world by progressing from visual learning to analytical skills. The first ever school to implement full-fledged Stereoscopic 3D Viewing Hardware & Educational Content in the year 2009, Samskar has IMAX 3D classes to engross students in the learning process, giving an exciting real-time experience, that enhance children's attention span of learnign a multi-fold.
For students aspiring to pursue their hobby in life, Samskar’s club named ‘Cyber Samskarians’ offers opportunities in computer learning, animation 3D, animation 2D & multimedia. Believing that learning happens through practical exposure, Robotics & Project NASA has been introduced. Similarly ‘Creative Samskarians’ are provided with all the artistic & crafts guidance & ‘Social Samskarians’ are the part of school’s club that caters to organizing charitable events, social awareness campaigns & road shows on various social issues.