Cambridge CAIE schools have emerged as leaders in the field of education, focusing on a holistic approach that values individual student growth, fosters global perspectives, and prepares students for the challenges of the future.
By embracing learner-centred education, inquiry-based learning, and a broad curriculum, these schools empower students to become lifelong learners and active contributors to society. The Cambridge CAIE approach serves as a beacon for educational institutions worldwide, inspiring them to cultivate excellence in education and nurture the potential of every student.
As the Chairman and Founding Father of one of the prominent Cambridge schools, Sri Krish International School (Cambridge System), Dr R Krishnamoorthy is filled with immense pride and joy as he reflects upon the journey of the institute since its inception in 2016 as an excellent Cambridge school.
One of the defining moments in Sri Krish International School’s journey was the selection of its faculty members. The school recognises that its success is hinged on the expertise and dedication of its teachers. The school handpicked educators who not only possessed excellent qualifications but also shared the school’s passion for holistic education. Their unwavering dedication and commitment to students have been instrumental in shaping the school’s success.
Withstanding the Ever-evolving World
Investing in state-of-the-art facilities and technology was another pivotal decision that propelled Sri Krish International School forward. It understood the significance of providing students with a conducive learning environment equipped with the latest tools and resources. This commitment to innovation has helped the school stay at the forefront of education and prepare its students for the ever-evolving world.
Transforming the Dreamers to Learners
The mission of Sri Krish International School is:
- To nurture students’ intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and global perspectives.
- To create a stimulating, innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, personal growth, and success in their chosen pathways.
- To foster creativity, resilience, collaboration, and a sense of social responsibility.
- To believe in cultivating a love for learning, promoting cultural understanding, and celebrating diversity within the school community.
- Encourage students to be compassionate, ethical, and socially conscious individuals who embrace challenges and opportunities.
Its vision is to:
With state-of-art facilities, teachers and global partnerships, the school provides opportunities for students to thrive in a nurturing yet challenging environment where students are able to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and flourish as individuals through the experience.
Its core values are:
‘Transforming the Dreamers to Learners and in turn Achievers.’
Sri Krish International School believes that people who have high levels of emotional, behavioural and social well-being live happy, purposeful and productive lives. Its approach is to develop a learning community which is positive, engaged and connected in line with the school’s vision statement.
- Pioneering – challenge the norm. Visionary, Authentic, Aspirational, and Focussed.
- Professional – attract and retain the best people. Insightful, Diverse, Distinctive, Excellence, Creative.
- Nurturing – put students first. Inclusive, Holistic, Respectful, Compassionate, and Communicative.
- Spirited – have a passion for life. Courageous, Determined, Engaged, Adaptable.
Beacon Light Behind the Success
Leadership plays a crucial role in guiding and shaping the overall direction of the school.
Moreover, the Chairman, Dr R. Krishnamoorthy, is the key person who played the pivotal role and beacon light behind the success of the SKIS. In multifaceted ways, he contributed to the growth and development of this institution:
- Setting Vision and Goals
- Strategic Planning
- Board Governance and Leadership
- Policy Development and Implementation
- Resource Management
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Monitoring and Evaluation
At the Forefront of Changing Indian Educational Landscape
The school has made significant contributions to uplift education in India in several ways:
- Quality Education
- Holistic Development
- Educational Research and Best Practices
- Teacher Training and Professional Development
- Technological Integration
By setting high standards and demonstrating innovative practices, the school has had a positive impact on the educational landscape in India, inspiring other institutions to follow.
Throughout its journey, the school has encountered various challenges. However, through resilience, adaptability, and proactive measures, it has successfully overcome these obstacles. The challenges were:
- Infrastructure Development
- Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff
- Adapting to Technological Advancements
- Balancing Academic Excellence and Holistic Development
- Adapting to Changing Educational Trends
- Financial Sustainability
- Parental and Community Engagement
Catering Diverse Interests
The school recognises the importance of extracurricular activities in fostering holistic development and engaging students beyond academics. It offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities that cater to various interests and talents. Some of the activities arranged in the school for student engagement include:
- Sports and Athletics
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Debate and Public Speaking
- Clubs and Societies
- Excursions and Field Trips
The school recognises the significance of STEM education in preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century and fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation skills.
- Science and Mathematics Curriculum
- Technology Integration
- STEM Clubs and Competitions
- Robotics and Coding
- STEM Projects and Research
Thriving in Interconnected World
As a prominent school in India, Sri Krish International School understands the importance of providing students with global exposure and preparing them to thrive in an interconnected world. To facilitate this, it has developed unique programs that offer students opportunities for global exposure.
- Cambridge International Qualifications
- International Competitions and Olympiads
- Language Programs
Dr R. Krishnamoorthy gives some key pieces of advice to students in India that can help them to succeed in their life. These are:
- Set Clear Goals
- Prioritize Education
- Embrace a Growth Mindset
- Explore Your Passions
- Develop Strong Communication Skills
- Build a Support Network
- Embrace Technology
- Practice Self-care
“Every individual’s journey is unique, so be true to yourself and make choices that align with your values and aspirations. With determination, hard work, and a positive mindset, one can achieve great things and make a positive impact on our life and the world around us,” Dr R. Krishnamoorthy adds further.
Strive for Utopian Future
Envisioning the future of a school requires considering the evolving educational landscape and the specific goals and vision of the institution. It includes:
- Technological Integration
- Personalized Learning
- Focus on 21st-Century Skills
- Global Perspective and Cultural Exchange
- Emphasis on Social and Emotional Learning
- Sustainability and Environmental Education
- Collaboration and Community Engagement
- Lifelong Learning
It’s important to note that the future of each school is shaped by its specific context, vision, and the needs of its students. And SKIS adapts to the changing educational landscape, embraces innovation, and prioritises the holistic development of their students are likely to thrive and make a positive impact in the years to come.