Ms Guneet Ohri
~ Ridge Valley School, Gurgaon: Providing ‘Whole-child development’ to students ~
Ridge Valley School aims at ensuring that every child’s experience of school life is secure, fulfilling, and joyful. This school truly believes in nurturing unique skills in every child, develop a sense of aesthetics, and inculcate values (such as, courage, compassion, honesty, respect, and openness). R implements the Learn Today curriculum, is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, and provides its students an environment of learning by doing.
WE are a child-centered school, and strongly believe that 'Hands-on Learning ' — when they are developmentally ready to do so — is how children learn best. We understand that some students may acquire skills earlier than the ‘targeted’ age; and that others may take longer to master the same skills. Accordingly, we provide step-up (or step-down) lessons, as part of our school system. We provide space for creativity and expression and connect very well with what Albert Einstein once said -“Creativity is intelligence having fun”.
The faculty comprises of ‘mentors ‘who are trained to be keen observers and assessors of the changes in children under their care and guidance. Our mentors recognise individual readiness; and introduce relevant skills and information at appropriate times.
Our Special Needs Department works towards providing Inclusive Education for children with special needs by devising IEPs (Individualized Education Programmes) in collaboration with the parents. This further enhances our school’s vision of 'Nurturing Excellence,' where we walk along with those who need a hand to hold.
Thus, at RVS learning is a creative spiral, with both depth and breadth as goals. We prepare our students to be learners for life, while the stakeholders (parents and teachers) are collaborators in all planning and implementation.
An integral part of the holistic development of children, it:
· Aims to promote self-discipline and respect for all among students
· Encourages good behaviour
· Enables students to set their own goals; and be responsible for them
· Gives a suitable environment for the students to explore their potential
The school, to further ensure the effectiveness of the pastoral care programme, has an in-house counsellor, who advises and mediates among the child, parents, and the faculty members.
At RVS:”We learn to learn only by doing “
-(Ms. Guneet Ohri, Principal at Ridge Valley School).