Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire
– William Butler Yeats
We often think of the reason behind the growth of International schools in our country? In nearly every country in the world, International Schools are experiencing a huge boost in numbers. In India,the International Schools present a dynamic learning environment and guarantee their students global awareness and academic expertise they needto gain admission to prestigious universities in India and abroad. Schools offering IGCSE syllabus have shot up almost five times in five years in the state of Karnataka. Today, parents realize the importance of developing international-mindedness and raising their children to be global citizens. Most importantly, the International qualifications prepare the students well for the next stage of education – be it national exams, other international education programmes or universities in India or overseas.Skills like critical thinking, communication, creativity, adaptive and positive behavior that enable students to deal with the demands and challenges of everyday are developed and thus prepare them for life.
The Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge AS/A Levelhave flexibility over choice of subjects making it easy to integrate with other national curricula and systems. Cambridge Teacher Training and Professional Development Qualifications enhance teachers’ skills and thus result in improved outcomes for learners.Cambridge learners are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. They are confident to work with their own ideas and exchange ideas with others. They are responsible for their actions and as reflective learners develop their ability to learn. They are equipped for new and future challenges and are engaged intellectually and socially.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think
At International Centre for Excellence, a K- 12 Cambridge International School, besidesempowering our students with skills of modern technology,our sophisticated Labs, sprawling campus and sports facilities help students to tread on the path of exploration, create an aesthetic sense and lay emphasis on health and fitness. Gone are the days when parents look for spoon fed education where facts are shoved down the throats of children.At ICE we encourage students to think out of the box. We believe academic subjects and extra-curricular activities complement each other and develop a well-rounded, socially skilled, and healthier student. Our effort is to create innovators and creative thinkers who can communicate clearly and work with others across nationalities.
Secondary Coordinator, International Centre for Excellence