Abdul Basit Ismail
The word 'education' can best be understood in the Indian context from two of the words derived from Sanskrit, 'shiksha' and 'vidya'. While the former means 'to discipline' the latter means 'to know'. Put together, this shows that disciplining the mind and imparting knowledge were the foremost considerations in India and conforms to Aristotle's universal definition of education - “Education is the creation of a sound mind in a sound body.” This understanding of education takes us close to the very first revelation of the Holy Quran- “Read in the name of your Lord.”
We at Jibreel International School have adopted this revelation as our motto, which aims at transforming the children into good human beings committed to work for the creation of human communities of love, fellowship, freedom, justice and harmony. Students are to be moulded only by making them experience the significance of these values in the school itself.
Education, in the broadest sense of the term, is meant to aid the human being in his/her pursuit of wholeness. Wholeness implies the harmonious development of all the potentialities the Almighty has given to an individual. True education is the harmonious development of the physical, mental, spiritual and social faculties, the four dimensions of life, for a life of dedicated service to humanity.
At Jibreel International School we promise you quality modern education amidst an atmosphere most conducive to building on values and ethics. We welcome your ward in our school and assure you that we will try to give him/her the best education encompassing the worldly and the spiritual aspects of life. The educational system, we understand, is undergoing a transition from completely brick-and-mortar to a blended learning approach with the collaboration of technology into the system, and it is my privilege to facilitate this change. Technology is the future, and we must prepare our students for the future.
In recent years, our school's resource team has taken substantial strides in aligning with the recommended principles outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP 2020). With the introduction of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for the Foundational Stage in 2022, we have placed a strong emphasis on implementing activity-based teaching methodologies. Our approach involves providing students with hands-on experiences through a progressive series of level-appropriate activities, fostering experiential learning. Furthermore, the school has been diligently arranging a diverse range of co-curricular activities, both indoor and outdoor, to afford our students the chance to cultivate their talents and flourish through a well-rounded educational journey.
The school has been consistent in striving to shape individuals with potentials who can contribute to the society in making a better future for India and the world. In this direction, the school has seen seven batches of its students successfully pass out their CISCE board exams and are currently pursuing higher studies in different colleges and universities across the country and abroad.
Having said this, I must say that if education is a coin, school with its system is just one side of it: the other side being home and the parents. We are thankful that our parents have come forward and co-operated with us well in accomplishing our goals thus far and we are hopeful of an extended support in the future. With the blessings of the Supreme Being, we pledge to give our nation a perennial supply of geniuses and gift the world with gems of the human race.