I believe that after the information revolution our responsibility towards our children’s education has become even more challenging.The need of the day is to equip our children with critical thinking and practical skills so that they can be useful contributors to a global society in the 21st century.
For this, educators have to be innovative and exploit all tools that Information Technology provides. Even social networking has to be adapted and linked to classroom learning.The many studies on the academic success story of Asian immigrants makes one pause and take a hard look at the Eastern Education system that does not rely much on technology.
Parental expectation and involvement, strong family values and the desire to succeed in life in a competitive environment is the Eastern contribution to successful education .If we can link the Western pedagogy and their best practices to the Eastern belief and value system, we would be on track to make our pupils global citizens in a continuously evolving world.
AND THIS IS AN INTERESTING CHALLENGE THAT JSSIS EDUCATORS HAVE TAKEN ON !!!
JSSIS provides one of the leading curriculums (ICSE). It is their progressive approach towards teaching and learning and opportunities created for their students to successfully engage in class that sets the school apart. Teaching and learning is student focused, based on the individual learning style. Advanced campus facilities and co-curricular activities exposes the students to a variety of activities.Mr. Swapnil, Parent, M/o Aarayna – KG 1 'A'
I really appreciate the way you help children learn and make Kindergarten such a positive experience for Aarayna. With all your patience, creativity and love Aarayna is learning a lot and has started enjoying the classes more !!Ms.Kushboo Varma, M/o Aarayna – KG 1 'A'
My daughter Lavanya Keni has been a member of the JSSIS family since 2014 from the time we moved to Dubai. When we started looking for a school for her, we were looking at an institution that not only imparts quality education, but also helps into the overall development of child. And today we can proudly say that we took the right decision.
Today being in grade 9, Lavanya is able to pursue her passion for cricket and is playing for the UAE women's national team at the same time she is excelling academically as well. This would not have been possible without the constant support and encouragement received from her wonderful teachers.
Today I would like to take this opportunity and express my gratitude towards the school, teachers & the staff for the constant care, concern & appreciation showed towards my child and made her feel at home.Ms. Tejal Keny, Parent
It (Literacy Week) was really interesting.... We should really thank the JSS PS team for conducting such interesting activities. Kids really enjoyed. Through such programs kids are improving a lot... Even in such a difficult situation of COVID 19, through such activities, JSS is giving chance to showcase student’s talents. We thanks the teachers a lot for the hard work in managing everything in a smooth wayMs. Sangeetha, M/o Riya – KG 2'C'
I would like to express my gratitude for being caring and concerned of each and every child. You give equal opportunity for all, and most importantly you listen to them individually. Which gives them the confidence to speak.Ms.Deepa Anthuvan, Parent
Activities like story reading, vocabulary dress-up, enacting different emotions through a short drama and whole class singing, brought out hidden talents in him which was very encouraging. Academic and Extracurricular activities have been blended well. Ryan enjoyed it a lot. I totally appreciate the fun-filled and innovative approach of teaching which has made learning very interesting for the kids these days.Ms.Sherin Kuruvilla, M/o Ryan – KG 1 'E'
You (the teacher) were not just a teacher, a listener, helper, coach, and cheerleader as well. The past week was full of all fun and enlightened activities which definitely proved booster for our little ones. You seasoned our children very well, and now that they are ready to go out in the real world. As a parent, I simply admire the work and thank you for all the support and dedicated hard work shown by you.Ms.Mridulla Anand, Parent
Our world has surely not been the same the past 2 years as the virus went around and caused catastrophes worldwide. We, parents of Jash Sandeep Mehta, grade 8E, would like to take this opportunity to thank teachers, Management, and all staff at JSSIS for their efforts and for leaving no stone unturned to ensure continuity and excellence in the students' learning. We can vouch on behalf of the entire JSSIS family that online classes have been conducted very well without interruptions, and the children have not lost the personalized touch of learning during these unprecedented times.
As the times got better, we felt the utmost confidence in sending our ward to school, thanks to our unfailing trust in the school authorities to uphold health and hygiene during school hours. Now, as we get back to the pre-pandemic norm and normalize F2F learning for the last term and first 2 weeks in this term, the school management has shown the path and been quintessential in following protocols. Alongside, the school has also shown consideration towards students that are not able to attend due to personal and health reasons, by allowing them to join the classes virtually as they take place on the school premises, this has truly been a blessing for many children.
We once again thank the school management for the relentless efforts of each and every member of JSSIS to ensure the essence of learning never fades away.Bijal Mehta, F/O Jash Mehta 8E
Wanted to write a note of appreciation for the teachers , administration and the staff of JSS International School.
My son Shikhar is in Grade 8 right now and my daughter in Grade 6 . They started their education with JSS in KG1 and ever since it has been a beautiful learning journey filled with trust and promise.
In the last two years of remote and blended learning during the pandemic the method and dedication of the school and staff has further reinforced our belief and confidence in the school.
The salient features which make the school stand out are accessibility to teachers and effective communication regarding our children and any important information ; the response is very prompt and the staff and administration are approachable and understanding with assured consideration and action.
Teachers are very well prepared and organized with the subject matter, assignment follow ups, explaining and doubts - their dedication inspires the students to make concerted efforts and parents also enjoy their role of adding to the experience of learning and all-round progress.
I would like to take this opportunity to mention certain specific scenarios that made us really happy and reassured as parents .
I. Class teachers and certain subject teachers understand the temperament of the students as individuals and take that into account while teaching and dealing with the students .
I can definitely say that after meeting the teachers in person and interacting with them while discussing the progress during PTMs , I realized they know my child’s personality as well as I do , if not more . Also they bring about fresh perspectives about the child’s personality which one might miss as parent .
This helps in a very vital way to enhance, encourage and support the child’s development and emotional well being which is super eminent and more important than academics .
This is an amazing factor and we are grateful to the teachers for their affection , sensitivity and concern .
ii. The school emphasizes events of national and global significance from time to time and incorporates extracurricular activities and sports - there are ample opportunities. Students have to take more interest and be more enthusiastic on their part as well.
iii. The parents’ voice is heard via the official channels and casual friendly communication and the requests are considered and dealt with genuinely.
In case some changes aren’t possible, the causes are communicated appropriately.
iv. The school and staff behave responsibly with total ownership.
v. Genuine feedback is given for improvement and students are encouraged to participate and become self-motivated and goal-oriented.
I have heard from the students that teachers share their experiences from early life and offer guidance for specific doubts.
This can be further developed to give children the bigger picture and the existing possible careers and fields of pursuing their interests.
Our sincerest thanks to the staff for all the efforts.
Wishing you all good health and joy always.
Cheers!Mrs. Anshul Bhat, Shikhar and Nitya’s Mother
Dear Sathish sir,
We personally write to thank you for your support towards my son Aaron Jacob Dayan. We appreciate your support very much.
The last academic year was challenging for my son as his classes shifted between online and face-to-face while he tested positive. Your support to provide online classes when he tested positive helped to continue with the classes. We also had our fears about how he will transition from almost a year of online to face-to-face studies, however, he has adapted well and has performed at par in consideration of his previous grade performance.
Kindly accept our gratitude for your support and continue with the same spirit.
Once again we are grateful
Dayan & AnitaDayan & Anita, Parents of Aaron Jacob Dayan