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Principal Diaries

From the desk of the Founder – Principal

Dr. Vidya Sravanthi

Welcome to Reqelford International School’s dynamic Website. This vibrant walkthrough is a kaleidoscopic display of what the school has in store for you right from Academic and Administrative policies, Superior Infrastructure, Sports Facilities to myriad happenings, year-long events and activities of our students. At Reqelford International school we are continuously striving to implement life skills for students into their curriculum. Malcom S. Forbe once said, “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” It is not a bad thing for children to fail – be it in academics, in sports, or in any competition. A country’s greatest treasure being children, there is a need to teach children to face defeats and failures. This is one of the life skills that is most missing in today’s intensely competitive world. It is our desire to nurture children to balance academic curriculum and skill development. This way, one can instill in children the responsibility of learning and give them the confidence, train them to behave professionally and maintain discipline.

If we want India to get its rightful place in the comity of nations, it is imperative that we develop leaders in multiple areas. This leadership development is what Reqelford is working at. The “Reqscientifica’(Science Fair) and ‘Refesta’ (Winter Carnival) events focus on the importance of teamwork and the possibility of being able to lead a team when working on projects. Various activities in academics and the British Council’s ISA (International School Award) projects build a foundation in nurturing creative, communicative, mathematical and thinking skills.

The school has also given opportunities for students to engage in activities that help them socialize and to prepare them for the entrepreneurial steps they have to take in their own careers. The literary activities have encouraged students to have critical discussions by debating and writing and get them to research and develop their creative thinking skills. Cultural activities, music, dance and drama and the performing arts motivate and develop children to nurture habits and hobbies, which remain to be lifelong essential skills that guide them to become better individuals.

Reqelford strives to build values and skills that are relevant for every child, to prepare students to face the corporate and competitive world in true spirit of self-belief, while understanding and appreciating the challenges they encounter. With the ‘Right Education’ being at the forefront of Global development it is imperative that students develop cross-cultural skill sets encouraging diversity and inclusivity thus broadening their Academic Experiences. A major step taken in this direction is ‘An Academic Agreement’ between Reqelford International School and Dallas Baptist University, USA that will serve as the much needed catalyst to foster an understanding and appreciation of the diverse culture that exists in our world.

We look ahead to equipping many more students with the skills that would offer them the advantage to exploit and readily grasp the opportunities that life has to offer. Wishing every Reqelforder a bright future!

From the desk of CEO

Mrs. Manjula Vaidya

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think" -Socrates.

Open mindedness, a multicultural orientation, independence, a global outlook, multiple intelligences and abilities – these are the premium qualities needed today. As a 21st century organization, Reqelford desires to set an approach to learning that incorporates inquiry, research, analytical thinking and an ethical approach that becomes a lifetime habit. The students are helped to focus on confidence building, while nurturing a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility through academic and co-curricular activities - our daily assemblies and club activities are the best examples.

Paul “Bear” Bryant quoted that, “It is not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference”.

Children are malleable, who can be shaped into persons of excellence by their teachers. As responsible teachers, we have to be exemplary in our approach and conduct if we want them to be cherished assets to the society and the nation at large. I feel it is important for every child to enjoy a sense of achievement. Every child should be encouraged to perform to the fullest ability and due importance be given to learning in areas beyond academics.

At Reqelford we believe with conviction that an institution should be a living place that shapes children’s lives and builds their character. Therefore to assess the school’s performance only by its high academic scores is not sufficient, it is equally important for a school to be a place for happy children with a love for learning and sound value system. We have been organizing moral lectures and workshops to instill the same in students’ young minds.To achieve these objectives we need to work jointly with the parents of our pupils to create a climate for open exchange of views and experiences, supporting each other’s quest for quality on all fronts.

We pride ourselves to help children grow and develop into sensitive and responsible citizens of the next generation. We rededicate ourselves as professional administrators in creating a dynamic education programme empowering the students in a global perspective. Jai Hind!

From the desk of Vice-Principal
Academics and Cambridge

Mrs. Rajitha Balasubramanyam

It has been eight long years since our inception nevertheless Reqelford International School is surging ahead with greater zeal and vigour. We have clinched more titles, covered more milestones and we continue to add more feathers to our cap. The management leaves no stone unturned to ensure we give our students a top of the line education. What makes us grow stronger and deliver a spectacular academic session year after year is the School’s robust philosophy that continues to steadfastly bind us together with common goals and a shared vision- a philosophy based on the Seven Pillars of Knowledge , Faith, Joy, love, perseverance, Self-control and Excellence. Though Academics is at the forefront of all Activities at Reqelford, values form the basis of our Education System. This year the focus has been largely on inculcating a sense of discipline in students on all frontiers through periodic Mentoring Sessions and inspirational Resource Talks. Myriad people from different spheres of life walked through the portals of the school to address our students and give them valuable insights on developing their emotional intelligences, their communication skills, on respecting other individuals and being more empathetic, on developing high moral grounds and moving towards a more sustainable future. We hope and pray these sessions will go a long way in shaping each student’s individual character and personality.

The onset of the fresh Academic year in March saw us into the last leg of the British Council’s humongous International School Award journey that gave the much needed impetus to our Curriculum framework thereby providing young students with the opportunity to participate in global issues, engage with their peers in other countries and develop a real understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity that exists in the world. This journey had its rich dividends in the form of the International Award Conferred on the school for the THIRD consecutive time – undisputedly a milestone achievement indeed!

On the Sporting and Non-Sporting Arena, through the Coaching Activities introduced this year, each student is afforded the rare opportunity to receive rigorous training in art, music, dance, drama, physical education! Students are encouraged to do everything they can to foster their creativity and build on the skills learnt during these coaching sessions.

On the Cambridge Curriculum front, the school decided to introduce an exciting subject titled ‘Global Perspectives’ for students of Grade 6, 7 and 8. The idea was to develop student thought processes on already existing topics of study by viewing it through different dimensions and learning to analyze sources at the same time looking at issues from different perspectives. The objective was also to give students more scope to involve in group discussions, debates, independent research building and enhancing their critical thinking skills.

The outstanding results that our board going students of Cambridge have been achieving the past few years with several of our students even clinching the AICE diploma has spiraled us to an all new high where Academic Standards are concerned. We hope and pray that we keeping aiming high and reach the pinnacles of success.

From the desk of Vice-Principal

Mrs. Nivedita Vasudeva

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. -Kahlil Gibran

Over the last few years, the role of teachers and parental monitoring has been challenged. Attention has now shifted to the conditions under which teaching and monitoring may be more or less effective. While trained, committed teachers are at the heart of quality education, effective learning also happens in the home. Learning should not be solely left to the student–teacher relationship but should be extended to include active parental involvement.That’s why it’s important for parents to learn how to expose their children early to stimulation and provide support for learning at home. With praise, encouragement, enthusiasm and affection used as tools to nurture talent, skills and abilities, children should be encouraged to imbibe values of tolerance, fair play, compassion, integrity, fortitude, a good moral character and a strong sense of discipline. Parental support is multidimensional and involves commitment of time and providing resources towards children’s learning. Parental involvement takes many forms. From good parenting, instilling positive social values, enhancing educational aspirations, serving as a link between school and home to simple tasks such as helping the child in reading, supervising homework, offering coaching, presenting learning activities outside school all result in improved learner attitudes towards schooling, development of positive behavior, regular school attendance and improved academic performance.

Family, school and community are intertwined and need to work in collaboration in supporting the child’s learning, to enable the children gain better education outcomes. In the current accountability climate, education programs should be responsive to the needs of individual children in order to best support learning and overall development. It is essential that children be placed squarely at the center of the curriculum, and nurturance of total development and learning is the goal. The curriculum should aim at enhancing physical, analytical and cognitive skills of our children and at the same time prepare them for the next level of learning, to ensure a smooth and easy transition. An attempt to implement a distinctive blend of offerings in the areas of knowledge and enterprise must be made.

Optimal outcomes for children result from high-quality experiences in the early years of life. High-quality early education positively impacts children’s future academic achievement, as well as a number of other indicators of success in life. We, at Reqelford International School, Hyderabad, are of the firm belief that there are two things that we can give to our children, first firm roots and second strong wings. It is for this reason that the entire focus is on the wholesome growth of the child and to provide an atmosphere for multifaceted development. The school program features a holistic, integrated approach where child-centered activities, play, open-ended tasks, explicit teaching and targeted structured activities provide a balanced curriculum. Importantly, stress is made on learning that is activity-based and aimed at inculcating a scientific bent of mind with freedom to question how and why. If innovation and novel ideas are a key to a bright future, then we can surely remain assured of our place under the pedagogic sun.

We look forward to a wonderful school year ahead!