PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

A BIG WELCOME to Podar International School, Satara! We are going to have a SUPER year! As we continue this journey, one very simple thing is evident at PIS, Satara.... This staff focuses daily on excellence. Each staff member has high expectations of him / her and in turn will have high expectations of our students.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Carl Sagan

The statement is indeed very relevant for all of us: children, parents and teachers. There is never any point in the life of a person when he can sit back and say. “There is nothing more to learn, I can relax with the comforting thought that the universe around me is an open book. I know it all.”

I am extremely sanguine that Podar International School, Satara has offered itself as a shell for sheltering & fostering young minds in their raw state to be matured into empowered innovators and discoverers. Education is unending life long process. It begins when one enters the stage of life until he / she has his exit. Formal education is given by educational institutions. The aims and objective of any educational institution must be to instate in the students genuine human and spiritual values, a genuine concern for the welfare of others, commitment to truth and justice and last but not the least academic excellence and all round development of one’s personality to meet the situations in life.

Shaping young, impressionable minds is one of life’s biggest challenges. At Podar International School, Satara, we aim to empower our students to grow as individuals with strong open discerning minds with an international perspective, preparing them to make a mark in the global village - the world has come to be today.

Our distinctive academic programmes and innovative teaching methodologies encourage students to develop critical-thinking and learn through enquiry and reason, to exchange thoughts and ideas, to develop key personal and social values, to take ownership for his/ her choices and to set goals to realize their own unique potential.

I believe my role as an educator is to guide and nurture the next generation to establish skills to achieve health, respect, prosperity and fulfillment.

I am passionate about students being empowered to succeed. As Principal, I use all tools available to inspire staff, students and community to work together to promote students’ achievement and well-being.

I am an avid supporter of effective and innovative professional development that encourages teachers and staff to be reflective and to continuously examine our practice to provide quality teaching and learning for each student. My role as Principal is to keep up with latest trends and research and be an active partner in the school's professional development.

The ability to be innovative and creative is important to me. I enjoy being challenged and inspired by the people around me. I aim to enthuse and challenge staff and students to also be inventive and imaginative in their learning and day to day tasks.

It is rightly said that “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement” and we are committed in taking constructive and purposeful actions to produce optimistic, independent, compassionate, life-long learners and leaders who will bring glory to the School, State and the Nation.

I am committed to communicating openly our areas of growth, our efforts to improve, and most importantly celebrations of our success! TOGETHER, we can accomplish anything!

Sincerely

Mr. A. K. Singh
Principal, Podar International School - Satara