From the Principal’s Desk
VPM’s Dolphin Kids and International School, Airoli affiliated to the ICSE board is a member of the VPM family of educational institutions. It aims to provide all-round development to each student, laying emphasis on academics, sports, music, fine arts, communication and mathematics, through an innovative curriculum designed to make learning enjoyable. The school has been performing well academically, consistently posting 100% results every year since 2011.The school has completed ten years of its purposeful existence and the Decennial celebrations were inaugurated by Shri Padmanabah Balakrishna Acharya, Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland and Tripura on 21 December, 2014.
Our Pre-primary wing-Dolphin Kids is unique and one of its kind as it provides an array of activities to bring out the hidden talent of the child. The curriculum for tiny tots is focused on multiple sensory learning, phonetic awareness, communication skills and confidence building. The teachers strive to provide a conducive environment for learning and help the child to realize his/her potential and pursue his/her hobbies.
A Chinese proverb very aptly states, “Teach me, and I will forget. Show me, and I might remember. Involve me, and I will never forget.” Co- curricular activities like sports, singing, music, and dance are designed to groom the students to work as a team. Morning assemblies, celebration of national and religious festivals inculcate moral and social values. The school has a sprawling playground with well- developed and maintained football field, volley ball and basketball court. Annual Sports Meet is also organized along with various Inter House Competitions for the students of all categories every year. The school encourages budding sports talent by providing them with proper training and facilities.
The science labs are equipped with latest scientist equipments where students carry out their experiments in innovative environment. The School has a computer laboratory accessible to all students. It has advanced infrastructure in terms of hardware and software which cater to the requirements of the students, teachers and the curriculum. The school also has a counselling section that helps the students in their day-to-day concerns and also enhance their overall functioning. Workshops on topics relevant to increasing the capacities of the students are regularly conducted by the counsellor. Science club and the literary club activities reinforce classroom learning in a fun way. Our dedicated team of teachers encourages the students to take part in competitive examinations and win laurels for the school.
The Management at Vidya Prasarak Mandal believes in combining the strong principles of our traditional value system with the excellent facilities of modern education. We have multiple events throughout the year like Gita chanting so that children are exposed to their rich and varied cultural heritage. The Rig Veda rightly says, ‘Let noble thoughts come from all sides.’ We at VPM do not restrict the students to learning from just textbooks but encourage them to explore various sources like newspapers. The school distributes ‘The Hindu’ free of cost to students of Classes 6 to 10 to inculcate reading habits and conducts various competitions to enhance their creativity. As Confucius rightly said, ‘If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.’ We shall continue to develop the school and make sure that it remains a platform for the students to grow, develop and express themselves and become responsible citizens of the country.