ACADEMICS : Our foremost priority
Academic excellence is the foremost priority of the institute. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation is put to optimum use to motivate the learners, and augment their learning. We endeavor to prepare a classroom of thinkers through systematic reflection and planning. The teaching reflects the different learning styles, preferences and intelligence of the pupils. A variety of stimuli is provided to the learners to kindle their intellect.
To supplement the student’s awareness and learning, assignments, study-material and ‘Higher order Thinking Skills’ questions, encompassing all subjects, are regularly provided to the students. The school recognizes and awards academic excellence through the medium of Scholar Badges. However, while honouring academic excellence, the needs of the special and slow learners are not neglected. Remedial classes are regularly conducted for the benefit of such students.
KRM acknowledges the fact that transformational technologies such as communication and information technology have a powerful impact on society with profound implications.
The school has vigorously promoted the use of technology and the online medium. Spearheading the technological initiative is the School’s Principal, Ms. Archana Sagar, who vociferously advocates the need to integrate technology with academics. The school launched the first edition of its monthly online magazine, Nirantar, in November ’09. The theme based magazine encapsulates school news and events besides providing the students with a platform to voice their thoughts and opinions. ‘It’s our conduit to reach out to the world.’ is how our Head Editorial team, envisions its reach in the times to come. Accessibility and connectivity across the globe spurred the Nirantar team in this endeavor.
The school boasts of a vibrant and dynamic Virtual School, which provides KRM students easy access to quality study material, Higher Order Thinking Skills questions, sample papers and assignments in different subjects. It also strengthens the vital communication link between parents and the school. The audio-visual medium is put to optimum use to facilitate learning. The installation of Smart/Interactive Boards in the classrooms greatly aids the students in comprehending the lessons besides supplementing their knowledge and awareness. The school has entered into a partnership with Microsoft, the word synonymous with the world of software and Live Education, to introduce the `students to a World Class Web Based system that enables educational Institutes to collaborate in building a state – of – the – art learning environment.
It is realized that academic excellence needs to be supplemented with competence in diverse areas to succeed in today’s global environment. K.R.M. students are provided with opportunities to augment inherent talent and showcase their creativity. The school has striven to incorporate a plethora of activities to bring individual talent to the fore. Dramatics, Fine arts, Public Speaking, Pottery, Photography, Social Work, Calligraphy -to name a few-provide students with a unique platform to pursue and showcase their potential. The school firmly believes that a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Active participation in sports and physical activities are encouraged at all levels. Outdoor activities like adventure activities, excursions, overnight camps and trips are organized from time to time to enable students to explore the ambit of the world that lies outside. Initiation into Yoga is the school’s endeavor to uplift the students physically, mentally and spiritually and introduce them to our ancient civilization.
K R Mangalam is a regular participant in Inter-School Competitions. Our success in realms as diverse as sports, arts, music, dramatics and literary sphere stands testimony to our commitment to the holistic development of our students.
EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS
K.R. Mangalam recognizes the fact that the world has irreversibly shrunk in terms of time, space and connectivity. The school has endeavored to broaden its horizons by forging partnerships with world-renowned institutions and bodies so as to provide students with a multicultural environment. The school vigorously promotes exchange programs to familiarize the students with the culture and customs of diverse countries and help them evolve as enlightened individuals. The school has initiated exchange programs with U.K, Australia, Germany & Canada besides undertaking International Educational trips to NASA and U.S.
K.R. Mangalam World School is the proud recipient of the prestigious International School Award conferred by the British Council in the year 2008. Participation in the British Council’s ISA program was KRM’s way to facilitate a healthy exchange of ideas and views. The school in collaboration with the British Council successfully organized and implemented a gamut of activities covering governance, peace, human rights, water conservation, scientific milestones, poem pourri, aborigine art etc. over a period of six months. Involvement in the six month long project helped students appreciate and vociferously promote global issues and concerns besides bringing home the relevance and importance of international understanding and world peace. K.R. Mangalam World School has also successfully initiated and implemented the UKIERI Program in collaboration with the British Council. The School leads a cluster group of six reputed schools from Delhi and the NCR. It actively collaborates with a cluster of UK schools encouraging regular interaction of the staff and students.
EMULATING ROLE MODELS
The role played by real life role models in motivating and inspiring students has forever been recognized by the school. Keeping this in mind, KRM has continuously facilitated student interaction with eminent and distinguished personalities from different fields. Visits of eminent personalities like NASA astronaut, Claude Nichollier, social activist, Kiran Bedi, renowned kathak exponent Uma Sharma, renowned author Ruskin Bond, wrestling stalwart Sushil Kumar etc., is a step in this direction.
The School takes pride in the rich culture and tradition of India and has endeavored to familiarize and imbue the learners with the spirit of nationality. Special assemblies are organized to mark the myriad festivals of the country. The fervor and zest on display during the assemblies reinforce the unity inherent in the diversity.