WHY THE ICON PUBLIC SCHOOL?
- The Icon Public School has a tradition of providing NCERT based learning with an international / global perspective. At The Icon Public School we strive to make every individual feel valued, happy & successful.
- Responsibility, enthusiasm & participation are actively encouraged and integrity is rewarded.
- Working together in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, we set high expectations whilst offering strong support, resulting in a community of lifelong learners who can contribute with confidence to our world.
- The students of ICON are well disciplined and better organised. They are taught to follow a well- planned schedule in school.
- The students are focused and possess higher concentration power than others. This is because they are trained through techniques such as yoga and meditation that enhances their focusing power.
- At Icon, students are taught to respect everyone irrespective of their caste, creed, ethnicity, culture, religion and perspective. Hence they imbibe strong moral and ethical values.
- The ‘teacher – student relationship’ is an integral part of the school. Here, the students respect their teachers highly and share a strong bond with them. They are molded under the caring guidance of their mentors.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF TEACHERS
- Our caring and competent teachers, all of whom are, steadfast in their mission to impact lives. They go beyond the call of duty, never hesitate to walk an extra mile to provide continuous and on the spot guidance to our students.
- Teaching is an ever learning process. It is about caring, understanding and reaching out
- The school faculty is led by Mrs Aradhana Rana, the Director, Mrs Deepika Nagarwalla, the Principal, and a team of learned and dedicated subject teachers.
- The school has established several learning programs to learn from each other within and across schools.This provides teachers with a platform to expand their repertoire of strategies to enrich their students learning.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The Icon Public School has a world class infrastructure to provide the students with all necessary facilities to excel in both academic and extracurricular activities. To highlight a few, the school has :-
→Social Studies Laboratory
→Audio Visual Room
→Indoor Games Room
→Sports Stadium-Cum- Playing Area
→Auditorium to pursue Music & Dance
Besides the infrastructure, the school has safety features like fire fighting equipment, safe drinking water for the whole school, water coolers, separate toilets for boys, girls, staff and visitors, monitoring on the gate for visitors, ramps for the physically challenged, a lift for teachers and students who require the facility and adequate safety measures in class.
SCHOOL, PARENTS & COMMUNITY
Parents play a vital role in complementing the school in its endeavor to guide the students towards success. They are the role models at home and help children develop positive attitudes, strong moral and ethical values and cultural bonds that enrich their lives and give the children a sense of security and belonging.
The fact that you are reading this means that you are one of the stake holders in education at some level, be it as an educator, parent, administrator or an aware citizen. I hope your expectations of an institution that contributes to the future of this country is met at The Icon Public School [TIPS] . The Icon Public School started as Fledglings Pre Primary School in 2005 [It still flourishes and gives us our Icons] and branched as TIPS in 2008. Slowly and steadily, it blossomed and today it spreads its fragrance in Ahmednagar and beyond, as a Senior Secondary CBSE School, Affiliation No. 1130616.
As the name suggests, we endeavor to produce the leaders of tomorrow. We are not satisfied and complacent with mediocre outcomes. We aspire to raise the bar in every field, each year, be it academics, sports, arts, oratory, discipline or attitude and we ‘Strive to Achieve’. I believe that if you want to leave imprints of your footsteps on the sands of time, you cannot drag your feet and wait for a lucky star to fall from heaven, you have to take determined steps with confidence and make your mark.
As the founder Principal of the school, I feel an immense sense of satisfaction and pride to see the outcome of the ethos we inculcated in our students.. This happens only when you have a team with a vision that is passionately involved and dedicated to a cause. At Icon we are a team that works within the confines of their expertise but towards a common goal.
The environment at Icon is an inspiring ecosystem of knowledge through play, exploration through a variety of activities, freedom to exchange ideas and voice opinions . We sincerely attempt to make learning joyful, meaningful, relevant, futuristic, holistic and realistic.
I believe the sweetest sounds are the excited chatter of children discussing ideas and events, the cheering chants for victorious athletes, the jingling bells from dance rooms and the melodious and sometimes even not so melodious voices from music rooms! In this free thinking environment creativity is born, confidence to face life nurtured and the spirit for life ignited.
As the custodian of our students’ dream and aspirations, we are committed to provide the most conducive nurturing environment for our students to learn, grow, strive and achieve their goals. Icons sow the seeds of their aspirations and we work tirelessly to nurture them so that they can harvest the fruit.
In a nutshell, we believe in ‘The 8 R’s’ enumerated below, to provide an ideal learning environment.
→Responsibility – in action, work, relationships and towards public at large
→Relationships – at school, home, public and community
→Respect – for environment, religions, language and cultures
→Readiness – to learn, absorb and change
→Reflection – spiritual, moral, social and emotional
→Regulation – in life and thinking
→Reward – effort and process
→Richness – in experience, thought and action
“To become an ICON is not a CHANCE but a CHOICE. Make it Today!”
Col. R C Rana
Mrs. Aradhana Rana
Mrs. Dipika Nagarwalla
“Teachers – The Guiding light of Icon”
“What a teacher writes on the black board is imprinted in the minds of the children – forever”
Our teachers induce interest in their subjects by sharing purpose, vision and innovation in pedagogy. They have positive expectations from students and are effective classroom managers. Constantly learning and updating their own knowledge banks, they are well equipped to design innovative lessons for their students. Dissemination of knowledge is achieved through a variety of methods ranging from theatre and role play in education to excursions. The Teacher’s role is to design learning experiences that help students understand concepts and own the knowledge they construct!. Multimedia-linked smart boards, internet-based learning, subject laboratories and cross-curricular approach are common in our classrooms. But the teacher’s human touch transcends and transforms it all.
The teachers of The Icon Public School share a relationship of love and trust with the children in their care. Reward and punishment are woven into the fabric of this relationship, so that when either praise or censure is exercised, the student is conscious that it is fully deserved. Over a period of time, the pupil becomes his/her own monitor and explicit disciplining becomes less and less necessary.
Professional standards of teachers:
The teachers at The Icon Public School are constantly reinventing themselves keeping abreast with the winds of change blowing across the world.
Psychological and educational support aims to help students fulfill their developmental potential and create conditions for their active and full participation in their school and their social environment.
The responsibilities of teachers include, in particular:
→assessing students’ individual developmental and educational needs and psychological and physical abilities
→identifying students’ strengths, predispositions, interests and aptitudes or talents
→identifying reasons behind academic failures or difficulties in students’ functioning, including barriers and constraints which make it difficult for them to function and participate in school
→taking measures which help students develop their competencies and potential in order to enhance the effectiveness of their learning process and improve their functioning
PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (PTA)
We share a very effective and amiable relationship with our partners – the parents. They are a part of our regular parent teacher meetings, and open days that are held six times in the year. On PTM’s parents are invited to view their child’s work and discuss his/her progress. In addition to this, on every last working day of the month. Parents can meet class teacher and subjects teachers by appointment. Parents and grandparents are our special guests at all regular school events. Regular communication between parents and school takes place through our beautifully designed Almanac which also carries the school’s calendar of activities for the year. Daily and instant communication is now through the electronic mode i.e. via our SmartSchoolz App which reports on every activity in the school. SMSes are promptly sent out in case of urgency. The electronic mode reduces the consumption of paper reducing our carbon footprint. Photographs and videos of various activities, competitions and events are regularly posted on our school Facebook page. Issues that need to be shared with the school are brought up at regular intervals during PTA meetings held once during each term. The Director, Principal, Staff Coordinator, teachers and staff are always available, preferably by appointment, to discuss the progress or welfare of the children under our care.