“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Dear Parents and students,
We have come to the end of another incredible and incredibly busy school year here at PCS. And what a year it has been! I am so proud to be able to serve the wonderful students here and the entire PCS community – you have heard me say so many times that “I have been blessed with a noble profession in the world”. On a daily basis, this is reinforced to me as I am surrounded by so many innocent and loving children and I consider it as a great blessing. It is a great pleasure for all of us who are privileged to serve here in P C S.
Academically, this has been a stellar year. We obviously still await the results of our final examinations. We are hopeful that they will be very good results. Our commitment is to be the high achieving school in Delhi academically and we are obviously speaking as a school that is proud to be non-selective in our admissions. We simply do not believe in writing children off by saying that some are good enough at an early age and some are not, and seeing the progress of everyone – be that our exceptional achievers who will doubtless go to top universities or those who simply achieve beyond their wildest dreams – is the best part of the best job!
I do not intend to repeat everything about the many facets of life in PCS family. Suffice to say that it is always busy, and our staff and children are always inspiring. We have seen this time and again in so many ways. The Prize giving and Graduation ceremonies, as ever, provide a very fitting end to the year, as we will celebrate the academic achievement of so many students. The Sports Days have been an absolute joy to behold – the enthusiasm of the children, some fantastic class XII volunteers (who make natural teachers and leaders) and the commitment of sports teachers and class teachers were all commendable. There are so many students participating at the state and national level competitive sports who bring laurels to the school and make our committed team of physical education teachers proud.
The outreach program is an integral part of the school curriculum which creates awareness on social issues and sensitizes the students. It also provides a platform to reach out more to the marginally challenged. Our students from classes IV to XII had an enriching experience while visiting old age homes, orphanages, visiting the slum and villages, interacting with the aids patients….etc. . Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting the events – there is no doubt that it has made a difference to the people with whom we were connected and to our own children in their personal life.
With your constant support and co-operation we have been able to achieve a lot. You will agree with me when I say that we believe we can still do better as we are never complacent about our achievements. Every child deserves the best that we can possibly give and we will not rest as we believe that this is consistently the case for the education pattern as it is fast changing globally. Our ongoing work on effective communication about our expectations of children’s learning is achieving the desired result through regular PTM, Class wise parent interaction, and e-care /web site information and updates.
Parent card: In line with the safety requirements, we have introduced the system for parent ID cards. These will be used to register with security for entry to school. More importantly, to make our children even safer in school, we will be changing the cards annually. This will mean that we have to ask you each year the details you would like on any cards you have, but I hope you will agree that this is a much more secure and reliable system and you will co-operate with us to ensure the safety of all our children and staff over here.
C B S E: Central Board of Secondary Education has made Board exam compulsory for class X. Semester system has been removed and evaluation pattern has undergone a change. Hence there will be change in the formative assessment as well as summative assessment from the academic session 2017-2018. The details will be informed to you later. A nominal increase in the tuition fee will be there in the coming session.
The academic year 2016-17 comes to an end. As ever, we will be saying goodbye to a number of staff and students, and this is always a very sad moment for us. There are those who have made a massive contribution to the school and we will really miss them. I appreciate the extra mile, the energy and commitment they have given to our children, and their unique contribution to the growth of PCS history.
I congratulate all my students. It is they who make our dreams a reality and whatever we ask a PCS student to do, they always seem to do more, and it is their commitment and pride in what they do that leads them to excel and gives us the assurance that they will be the true leaders of tomorrow. . For all who will be with us in the academic session 2017-2018, I wish them all the very best and blessings in abundance. I look forward to working with all of you with renewed enthusiasm and commitment.
My heartfelt thanks to the entire PCS community for the way you continue to support us, our teachers and our students. I also wish you a joyful year ahead with lot of fun filled activities leading to enriched and lasting learning.
With very best wishes,