"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. " - John Adams
We, at Ashoka Hall School, celebrate each student as being individual and unique and we support this by providing a ‘wrap around’ academic, social and cultural curriculum. The students are encouraged to achieve their best and to feel positive about education and learning . Our five school values provide our staff and students with a blueprint for life –
Be Safe; Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Your Best and Be Kind.
The curriculum emphasises the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for all students attending our school. We believe that every learner is unique and special and that they all have the ability to learn. We believe it is our responsibility as educators to nurture and develop every learner to prepare them for life.
We strive for excellence by preparing students for learning beyond their school years and assisting them to become lifelong learners, as well as helping them to be self-directed, realistic, and responsible decision makers when solving problems that they will encounter in our multicultural, ever-changing world. Ultimately, each learner will gain from their life at school.
Inspired by the words of Albert Einstein which quote," I don't teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn." , students,here, are taught to view themselves as learners and to think about what it looks like to be a good learner and thinker. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are as important as content knowledge. It will be important for all students to acquire the analytical, evaluative, and creative skills to apply such thinking toward becoming successful in the jobs of the future.
To help our student be successful we help them understand what is required of them to be a good learner inside and outside of the classroom. We instill qualities and learning behaviors such as: taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, working to recover from a mistake, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, collaborating with peers, setting goals, planning with a purpose, and tracking their own progress.
"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. " - Martin Luther King Jr.