Principal’s welcome message
A hearty welcome to the English Private School of Kalba. Before I expound upon the ethos of our institution, let me pose a few questions to you: Do you have a child who is cut out for modern activity-based education, rather than a conventional one? Are you one of those parents who aspire for your children to be in a progressive classroom? Do you believe that children learn by doing?
If you have answered affirmatively to any or all of these questions, then you probably should be looking at the English Private School of Kalba.
Yes, EPSK is a place that provides a progressive alternative to conventional methods in education. The school explores advanced approaches to education that are forward-thinking and aim to equip students with appropriate skills for the 21st century.
We provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspired learners, prepared to thrive in the highly competitive world of today. High standards and expectations for each student with regard to academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school.
As per the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century to UNESCO, a desire to learn continuously throughout one`s lifetime is a mark of sound intellect. And that’s exactly what we, at EPSK, strive to spark in our students, a desire to learn continuously.
The Commission`s 1996 report, ‘Learning: The Treasure Within,’ highlighted that individuals need to “learn how to learn” to cope with the rapid changes and challenges of time and the future. It describes a holistic approach to learning that encompasses more than what the classroom provides. This is referred to as lifelong learning- a philosophy that involves the development of skills, attitudes, and values throughout one`s life - from early childhood through adulthood. Learning is thus, not just an intellectual process, but one that encompasses all aspects of an individual`s life, including the community, performance in the workplace, personal development, and physical well-being.
As per educationists, we can organize lifelong learning into four pillars: i) learning to know, ii) learning to live together, iii) learning to do, and iv) learning to be. The four pillars are seen as fundamental principles for reshaping 21st-century education.
And so, at EPSK our approach is to make our students independent and lifelong learners. Our classrooms are vibrant with student-centered environments, where inquiry-based approaches are balanced with direct teaching. Our teachers actively strive to encourage children’s natural curiosity and love of learning. They take great care to support each child’s social and emotional growth.
This brings us to the importance we lay on a strong parent-teacher relationship. We encourage parents to be active participants in school life and welcome them to be part of our family events and class activities.
So, as we pursue our journey of nurturing young minds and ensuring their sound, all-around development at EPSK, we hope and wish that we continue to smoothly overcome the vicissitudes of time and successfully achieve our school’s vision and mission.
Principal, English Private School of Kalba