FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so, He also loves the bow that is stable.
Our children who are not really our children at all.
This poem was introduced to me more than 3 decades ago, and today, I see its personification in this digital world.
As the Principal of the school, I feel honoured and privileged to be part of such a prestigious educational institution-NANAVATI SCHOOL, where every stakeholder is a learner and every day is an opportunity to learn and discover. We look at ourselves as a community of learners, where everyone learns including our teachers, parents & staff.
Today, the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society.
More than six decades ago CNVM-Nanavati School pledged to transform education. The school that is being run under the aegis of well-established Management-The Nanavati Educational Trust” has earned its own niche. At CNVM-Nanavati School we provide an atmosphere to our students 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. We focus upon identifying the talents, skills, and abilities of each student which are then nurtured, and encouraged so that he / she can reach greater heights. Students are provided with a platform to use analytical logistical thinking and then to express, and exhibit their skills. We do realise that it is necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator.
The school, rooted in Gandhian values, is a tradition by itself.
In the year 2015, our school underwent an iconic transformation and transgressed from the Stat SSC board to the ICSE_ Council for the Indian School certificate Examination, thus taking the school to a global platform. Now the entire management and dedicated team of staff, is striving hard to make the best possible efforts to inculcate strong values combining with academics and extra-curricular activities in the children. Converting every individual into a self-reliant and independent citizen, the school provides an amalgam of scholastic and co-scholastic activities. No wonder, a student harnessed in such an atmosphere has every hope and possibility of becoming a responsible, balanced and a mature adult and is able to live in to contribute and to shoulder responsibilities of the society, of which he forms an integral part.
At CNVM-Nanavati School, our approaches to learning is child centric, encouraging Activity-Based experiential 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. We are constantly improving our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into combination of classroom study, research, and scientific discovery.
The philosophy of the school is aimed towards being the launchpad to enable every child to achieve their maximum potential. With a vision to
‘Develop collective intelligence’ and learning for sustainable development’ Our mission strives towards creation of the Global Human.
Parental involvement in a child's education process is both a gift to your child and a gift to the school. This partnership is strongly encouraged and highly valued at CNVM.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a team member of a vibrant and dynamic education fraternity. Each day I am amazed by the little things the people of our school community do for one another. It is these daily reminders that make our school unique and special. Please take a moment and visit our school’s website. As always please feel free to contact our team with any questions or concerns. In the words of Plato,
‘The direction in which Education starts -will determine his future Life’.