From Vice Principal's Desk:
Dear Students and Amrutvahini Family,
Education of 21 st century is a relevant real-life and project-based education. Before it was 'out-come based' rather than 'time-based'. We need to develop a value education in the modern world. The education should be such that it develops the head, hand and the heart. Our former President, Hon’ble Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has said in the introduction of his book "The Wings of Fire", "We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with a glow of its goodness".
Nowadays the teacher functions more as a facilitator who coaches, prompts, mediates and helps student’s hypothesis to develop and assess their understanding and thereby their learning.
Education is a gift that none can take it away. Albert Einstein said, "Education is not about learning of facts but training young minds to think." There is a big difference between cramming up facts and learning them so that they can be applied in productive ways. At Somerville, we try to work towards holistic development of our students by providing them the tools and experiences that encourage our students to think. The aim is to create empowered minds so that students are able to decide what is good for them, differentiate between right and wrong, choose opportunities that help build them up and enable them to live in harmony with all existence.
Many people consider education as a medium of getting good jobs, living a royal life, earning money and much more. But education doesn’t really mean this. Real meaning comes when one’s way of thinking gets changed and one starts thinking for the betterment of the society, country and world at large. On the whole education means holistic development of a child not only restricted to the achievements of academics but also helping the child to come up with those inherited knowledge to build a better tomorrow; with a disciplined way of life.
Vice Principal and Head of Computer Technology Department