Developing sensitivity towards the environment and its protection and appreciating the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity that marks our world are some of the major goals and core needs of Education today. Inculcating essential human values and developing core life skills among children right from early classes through a curriculum designed suitably within and across subjects is by far the best methodology schools can adopt to achieve this goal. Although the CISCE has since the last year, reworked its curriculum to mandate this integration and inter-disciplinary approach of subjects to make the learning experience more meaningful, long-lasting and engaging for the child, Billabong’s curriculum has been preparing children in just this manner right from its inception.
This is in complete sync with Billabong High’s vision and mission.
The Teaching methodology followed across High School, prepares learners to take the onus for their academic performance with teachers acting as facilitators in the truest sense of the term. Both the ICSE and ISC empower the child to be fluent in communication skills which match the world demand for proficiency in English while the choice of electives offered at the +2 level opens up multiple avenues for the students in universities both in India and abroad.
The academic environment provided by Billabong is unparalleled precisely on account of the small class size or the teacher-student ratio. Faculty being experts in their own subjects have an additional stamp of experience after having been selected as Assistant Examiners to check the ISC Board papers. Rather than the cut-throat competition and one-upmanship which marks top schools, the environment facilitates the sharing of knowledge and notes. A student eager to improve his/her grades has the option to approach the teachers at any time to clarify his/her doubts; in many cases peer-learning and mentoring is also encouraged.
Students aspiring for top-notch or Ivy League universities are allowed to chart their courses with parents, teachers, and the School Management supporting and collaborating for the benefit of the child.
A keen and personal interest taken in each student by each member encourages students to develop a rapport with teachers which is limited neither by time nor distance nor the perimeters of the school. Teachers are sensitive and sensible such that they are attuned to the behaviour and attitude of their students; while students are assured of confidentiality even in cases where they divulge information which is impacting their emotional well-being.
Billabong stands apart from most other schools in the manner in which it grooms students to take up the mantle of responsibility by offering them opportunities to stage, participate and manage events. SUPW and Community Service is compulsory according to the norms of the CISCE with students being graded in the same at the end of ISC (Grade 12). Billabong’s tie-up with YUVA/YI – the school-based initiative of the CII and their voluntary association with local NGOs including Parvarish and Arushi allows students to engage with the deprived and underprivileged sections of the society and give back to the community.
High School is at the forefront of events like the school’s Annual Concert, Sports Day, Investiture ceremony, Graduation ceremony, and Inter-house events. Other events like Diplomathon Global, are intellectually stimulating, career-centric, and focused on enhancing professional skills. Career workshops and webinars from international foreign universities, workshops on handling examination stress, mental wellness, and gaining entrepreneurial skills offer insightful experiences preparing students for the outside world.Know more
Various educational tours like a visit to NASA (Washington, D.C.), tours to the solar power plants in the city, involvement in community service through the Mission Literacy program, or the enriching trips to Manali and Rishikesh as part of the International Award for Young People (IAYP) program are periodically oraganized for High Schoolers. These field trips and excursions extend life-changing experiences to students that often serves as their journey of self-discovery.Know more