Today, the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be life long learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. A school must try to provide its students with an atmosphere for multifaceted development, where children are encouraged to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence. This can only be possible in a holistic, student-centric environment. The talents, skills, and abilities of each student need to be identified, nurtured, and encouraged so that he/she is able to reach greater heights. Students need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. It is necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator.
We often make the critical mistake of considering children, regardless of their age, class, ethnicity, or background, like a blank notebook that is yet to be written upon. In doing so, we often fail to realize that each child has his/her own individuality, special skills, and talents. Therefore, a good educational system is one that helps a child to nurture his/her talents and overcome shortcomings by providing appropriate, all-encompassing education. This enables the child to develop his/her personality and equips the child to face the challenges of life.
At the East Horizon English Higher Secondary School, our approach to learning is child-centric, encouraging activity-based learning and inculcating a scientific temper and a spirit of free enquiry. In our curriculum, the student is the primary focus, and each child is involved in the learning process. The purpose of the education received by our children is to replace an empty mind with an open one. We motivate our teachers to provide an atmosphere for discovery, where students are encouraged to be creative and curious, instead of routinely loading the children with academic burden. We are thus constantly improving our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into a combination of classroom study, research, and scientific discovery.
While academic excellence is our major thrust, the school is also devoted to prepare our students for life, groom them to face the challenges of tomorrow, and encourage them to be socially relevant. We encourage each child to develop in their special field of interest so as to best showcase their particular type of talent. We constantly endeavor to always live up to this ideology and inculcate this into every thing we do, with the aim that we will be able to ensure that the children grow to their full potential, while constantly being groomed to pass out as men and women competent to bear responsibility in all walks of life.
At present, like all schools, we are faced with the challenge of developing a good sense of discipline and moral values within the ever-changing social norms of society. Children these days are much more sensitive; they possess very high self-esteem and believe in independent thinking. Therefore, we ensure that the approach to motivating and getting the best out of the children is based on the positive reinforcement of good work and good behavior. Our educational philosophy is centered on praise, encouragement, enthusiasm, and affection, rather than criticism, fear, and punishment. We constantly work to develop a sense of discipline and good moral character, where all students are expected to conform to high disciplinary standards and to develop values of tolerance, fair play, compassion, integrity, and fortitude. I am confident that the East Horizon English Higher Secondary School will always be a beacon of light, guiding the destiny of its students and radiating kindness and compassion as it soars high in its pursuit of academic excellence and in the fulfillment of the school motto: “….for a better tomorrow…...” I am extremely proud of our achievement, and I am grateful for all the hard work invested by our teachers and students. I would like thank all the members of the EHEHSS family as this would not have been possible without their support and commitment.
It is through the ceaseless dedication and commitment of many people that HORIZON has succeeded in realizing so many of its goals. To begin with, I would like thank our Chairman, Mr. Madhav Prasad Poudel, for his invaluable support and guidance, and all the members of the EHEHSS board, for helping us in all our endeavors. I would also like to thank the parents of our students for always having bestowed their faith and confidence in us.