Raising the bar in academics
Getting the basics right A teacher’s contribution to a student’s life is immense. When it comes to academics, teaching-learning processes — including the parameters of teacher care and development, their competence and academic rigour — are essential. In studies, St John’s High School and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, emerge the clear winnerschandigarh Updated: Dec 29, 2013 01:53 IST
Teachers are the ones who mould and nurture the child. So, while deciding which school to choose, parents keep in mind the competence of the school’s faculty and academic record.
In the HT–C-Fore survey this year, St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh — adjudged the best school in the tricity in this survey — has scored the highest in the parameter of ‘competence of teachers’ with 85 marks, while Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh, is second and Delhi Public School (DPS), Chandigarh, is third.For all top schools, qualified teachers and in-service training of new recruits makes them the best choice for parents. "Undoubtedly, teachers are the ones who take care of students; they have to be perfect in giving care and nurturing a child’s future," said Kavita C Das, principal of St John’s High School.
She said that hand-picked teachers and their relationship with the school went a long way in making it a temple to study.
When it comes to academic rigour, Bhavan Vidyalaya in Sector 27, Chandigarh — which has produced toppers of tricity year after year — has been rated as the best in tricity. Carmel Convent is second, and DPS, Chandigarh, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, are joint third in this parameter. Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, credits its teachers and students equally for their results. Principal Vineeta Arora said, “Bhavan has always striven to inculcate character in students, more than anything else. There will never ever be a formula for success that is devoid of hard work, commitment and professional ethics. So, our students enjoy every moment and transform themselves from young, nervous, self-conscious children into mature, charismatic and dynamic individuals.”
With technology taking giant leaps in the recent past, all private schools are ensuring that their teachers are constantly updated with the best of training in child-handling and care-giving. Reema Dewan, principal of DPS, Chandigarh, which has been ranked joint third along with Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, in the parameter of providing teacher care and development, said, “Subjecting teachers to the best of technologies and training them in an interesting way is what makes the teachers impart best knowledge.”
The school has been constantly organising teacher-exchange programmes to ensure that they are up-to-date with the latest in teaching. St John’s School, Chandigarh, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, are first and second in teacher care.
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Class of academic performers
Rank Academic Rigour (100) Competence of Teachers(100) Teacher Care and Development (50)
1 Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh 89 St John’s, Chandigarh 85 St John’s, Chandigarh 39
2 Carmel Convent, Chandigarh 88 Carmel Convent, Chandigarh 83 Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula 37
3 DPS, Chandigarh 87 DPS, Chandigarh 80 DPS, Chandigarh 36
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula 87 Hansraj Public School, Panchkula 36
4 St John’s School, Chandigarh 83 Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh 79 Carmel Convent, Chandigarh 35
Sacred Heart, Chandigarh 83 St Anne’s, Chandigarh 79 St Kabir, Chandigarh 35
YPS, SAS Nagar 35
5 St Kabir, Chandigarh 82 Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh 78 Sacred Heart,Chandigarh 34
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh 34
Bhavan has always striven to inculcate character in students. There is never a formula for success that is devoid of hard work.
Vineeta Arora, principal, Bhavan, Chandigarh
Giving teachers the best in technology, and training them in an interesting way is what makes the teachers impart best knowledge.
Reema Dewan, principal of DPS, Chandigarh
There is no doubt that teachers are the ones who take care of students; they have to be perfect in giving care and nurturing a child.
Kavita C Das, principal of St John’s High School