“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails”, said William Arthur Ward.
A student’s life in today’s times is full of challenges. Before one gets perfect in a particular sphere of learning, there is something else that comes up. There is a constant need to keep updating oneself; a need to keep adjusting the sails.
I take pride in the fact that every child of Johnson Grammar School has the inherent ability to move ahead in this fast-paced modern times. The teaching-learning process has undergone a quantum change. yet the students here have always been a step ahead.
Over the years knowledge transfer has moved from sitting under a shady tree, as in the Gurukulams of the past, to updated digital classrooms of today. Here at Johnson Grammar School the classrooms are well equipped and the ethos of the Guru – Sishya Parampara is followed.
Learning is not confined to memorizing and reproducing; rather there is a lot of emphasis on creativity and innovation. The Atal Tinkering Lab, an initiative by the Government of India, has been set up in the school. It is a pleasure to see the young minds discussing problems, pondering over solutions, working as a team and coming up with novel ideas and models during the ‘Tinkering’ sessions. The students also get an opportunity to pass on to their knowledge to their peers when students from government schools are invited to experience ‘hands-on learning’. This, according to me, is learning at its BEST.
Dear students, always remember each decision you make will shape your life. Neither you nor we, who aim to train you for your profession, are responsible for this competition. Be a pragmatic part of the Johnson Zeitgeist, take on the competition in a stress-free manner and you are sure to come out with flying colours. Be instrumental in the change you want to see.
All the very best to all of you for a bright future and an education of high standards.
Mrs. K. Chandra Bhanu
Over the years, Johnson Grammar School has built a tradition of excellence all through. As a school, we take pride in facilitating our students with various avenues for success. We do this by bringing the community closer to our students helping them to use this as an aid to find themselves during their journey at Johnson.
We believe and strive to build strong partnerships with students and our parent body so that they are proud to be a part of the Johnson community for their entire lives. We have a culture of high expectations amongst both students and staff and it is our sincere goal that each student’s unique strengths are identified, nurtured and polished to make them successful in whatever future they plan for.
At Johnson, we closely watch our students’ academic growth as well as their emotional and social well-being; this helps every student achieve their goals extraordinarily well.
The key to this success is that the school, the parent and the student always work in tandem. Parenting plays an important role here, as students spend half of their day at home. Parent conversations, counseling and suggestions play a major role. Knowing their child, identifying their core capabilities and making them responsible for all their actions make them sincere individuals and responsible citizens. They become more caring, balanced and reflective.
At school, apart from academics we also focus on developing a sense of discipline by being principled, thinkers by being knowledgeable and inquirers by being communicators. We do this through various activities, exposures and numerous mentoring sessions.
In a fast-changing world, many values are lost and we as a community should bestow these characteristics to enable them build a life upon a sense of fairness and equanimity. The power lies in how we, parents and school, mould the children to become better students not just in academics but also as individuals.
Mrs. Divya Basaboina
Chief Operating Officer