The School is set to meet this challenge through:
> The introduction of a team of carefully selected and qualified bilingual teachers, fluent in both English and Bengali.
> A carefully controlled teacher-student ratio that encourages intimate contact.
> Encouraging rigorously professional teaching-learning practices, including the use of audio-visual aids.
> Creating an on-campus culture of English-speaking to compensate for the students’ lack of such an environment at home and elsewhere.
The school realized that there is a prevalent and glaring imbalance wherein rural children across India lack access to quality learning facilities that students in our bigger cities readily benefit from.Among other things, the School seeks to correct this by promoting the modern concept of “Building-as-learning-aid”(BALA). Great care and attention has been paid in designing bright and friendly learning spaces which encourage creative interaction between teachers and students, well as between the learners themselves.
STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION
The School Managing Committee is headed by Ms. Sonia Dhingra as Chairman and Ms. S. Ramaswamy as secretary.
The Principle is supported by the Vice-Principle, two academic co-coordinators, and Administrator Mr. Samir Saha.
Jagriti Public School was inaugurated on 6th June 2005. It offers education completely in the English Medium, with Bengali as a vernacular, second language and Hindi as third language. Students from the primary level upwards will be prepared, in an imaginative new format, for higher secondary board examinations under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In this respect, the school pays considerable attention to efficiency in spoken English.
The Importance of English as Medium of Instruction
For more than a generation now, our educated youth have grown up lacking familiarity with any language other than Bengali. This has both set parochial limits to intellectual ability and particularly disadvantaged rural children in negotiating cross-cultural contexts, severely limiting job prospects and cutting youngsters off from several new and growing areas of employment including indispensable fields such as information technology.This absence of language link with the rest of India has contributed much to a widespread inability to create productive alternatives for gainful self-employment both in gram Bangla and elsewhere.The difficulties in correcting this serious imbalance must not be underestimated.
Street Survivors India, the apex body of Jagriti Public School was set up in the year 1990. Jagriti Public School is a new initiative of SSI, a non-government organization that is attempting to break new grounds for rural children and empower women by providing them access to livelihood and justice.Today the affairs of the Society are managed by the Board of Management consisting of educationists, trustees and social workers. The organization is headed by Ms.S. Ramaswamy, an educationist and social worker, as the secretary of the society. Under her leadership, the pace of expansion and development of the school has greatly increased in recent years. SSI also runs a project for Government school going children known as “SHIKSHA SHAKTI CENTRES,” providing more than 1500 children from class V to XII access to remedial classes, games, library facilities and computer education. The centres are in 2 Blocks (Khargram & Burwan) in the Kandi Sub-division of Murshidabad District, West Bengal.
THE FIRST TEACHER
Helping us to bring up a child as a World Citizen.
Contact teacher every Saturday 1.30 p.m to 4.00p.m.
Contact principal every work day 2.30 p.m to 4.00 p.m.
Parents & Students yearly cultural joint participating programme.
Reading and signing of school diary.
Attending PTM (Parents Teacher Meeting)
Sending your child with clean school uniform and healthy food.
Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.