Ms. Jaya Misra (Vice Principal)
Warm Greetings !
LSA, a school that looks beyond. A place where our students develop their wings while they stay connected to their roots; a platform where teachers can help students uncover, discover the syllabus, and for the parents it is a home away from home for their wards.
Keeping in mind the sustainable development goals or SDGs, our Academy provides varied experiences to the 21st century citizens. The aim is to create lifelong learners, where inclusivity and equitable quality education are given equal importance. The world is undergoing a knowledge revolution, and the learners need to be trained in using that information in the best possible way. Students are trained to think differently so that they can come up with creative solutions to global concerns. Innovation is being encouraged at each level, with the focus of making them cyber smart. Equal importance is being given to the soft skill development as the new world is functioning differently.
We mentor the students in such a way, that they will be able to take up jobs that have not been created today. A number of students who join the working age group are often the creators of jobs that did not exist when they were in school. This is just a drop in the ocean but if each one of us are committed to serve humanity, the world will be a better place to live in.
We reinforce among our students, that ‘Success comes to those who work hard, and it stays with those who don’t rest on the laurels of the past.’
Gyanam Amritam !
Ms. Jayati Goswami (Headmistress)
“Its not happiness that brings us gratitude, its gratitude which brings us happiness”
We believe in giving wings to our children and for this we are consistently in the pursuit of creating a happy child who looks forward to come to school, to read, to play, to sing and dance and to learn. We want our children to cultivate the ethics of "Altruism". This is the need of the hour to bring hope to those depressed by the selfishness that surrounds us today. ‘Doing good, does you good’ is an old saying. If we all start thinking about others’ happiness, the world will become the most beautiful place and who else can change the world, our children, our blooming flowers. We will make sure our little LSAites know how to love and spread happiness and on the other hand be strong willed and be able to create a sustainable environment for themselves. Dream and be able to fulfil their dreams. Win or lose but be able to learn from them.
With the changing scenario and global education, there is a lot beyond the classroom which needs to be made an integral part of the students life. We have a blend of activities which serves to tap the talent. We will constantly hone skills of our students so that they can face the challenges ahead. Debates, quiz, elocution, poetry writing, culinary skills, sports, drawing & painting, theatre, dance, music, workshops and seminars for personality development etc. are just to name a few. Global competence, metacognition, collaborative learning, 21st century skills and integrated learning are embedded into our culture which is backed by a reservoir of techniques and technology. This gives us the strength to be able to nurture the unique potential of each and every child.
Mr. Soumya Ghosh (Coordinator of Classes XI and XII)
‘Knowledge is Wisdom’. It is relatively easier to impart knowledge and then convert it into wisdom. For excelling in life, knowledge is necessary but it is never enough. We all need to apply knowledge at the right time, at the right place and at the right situation. In the light of the New Education Policy 2020, students are getting opportunities to be exposed to all types of experiential learning and life skills. It is our duty to make learning more interesting, application based and inter-disciplinary. Senior secondary is a bridge which connects elementary education with skill based and specialised higher education. Our goal is to make this bridge strong enough so that it can withstand the load of the modern education system and at the same time, to make it beautiful so that students have a happy and joyful journey. Due to this pandemic we all had to resort to the online mode of teaching -learning which was very challenging. All stakeholders joined hands and started working hard to overcome this trying time by putting in a lot of effort, positive thinking and resilience. I must say, at the end of the day, we all have come out with flying colours.
Ms. Manidipa Lahiri (Co-ordinator for Classes IX and X)
Education in Lakshmipat Singhania Academy strives to create rational human capital ready to serve the bigger cause of the Society and the Country as a whole. We nurture the inherent talent of the young minds via providing ever evolving Curricula, encouraging the budding minds to unleash the power of collective endeavour, helping the Students navigate towards embracing Humanity, and applauding the achievements of individuals while continuously motivating all the Students to imbibe age-old Value System.
Aligning myself with the Vision of this august Institution I work closely with my dear Students to prepare them to do all assignments with passion that leads to perfection. Along with my Colleagues I am always ready to take all sorts of challenges for the benefit and well being of our Students and the Institution at large. Likewise, we try to give the Students a feel that the School where they spend twelve formative years too is a home away from home.
I strongly advocate to my dear Students to believe in you, think ahead with a determined Vision, never give up, work sincerely and intelligently, help the peer group, lend a helping hand towards those who need support in the Society, and stick to integrity.
Ms. Rupa Mazumdar (Coordinator of Middle Section)
“Blended Learning provides an opportunity to move from traditional, rigid teacher-centered classroom to a more open, learner-centered environment” – Sheri Edwards
When COVID-19 hit the world, learning came to a screeching halt worldwide, creating the most severe global education disruption in history. It was blended learning which saved the children from this education crisis. Institutions immediately adapted to delivering lessons online.
Blended learning also known as “hybrid learning,” is an educational model for teaching students in both a traditional classroom setting and an online learning environment. While it might seem like a newer concept, online learning was gaining traction well before COVID-19. This type of learning supports new ways of instruction by utilizing the online element with teachers having more learning tools to work with such as gamification, video, and interactive apps. This allows for new ways to engage and motivate their students. The greatest advantage of blended learning is that it offers “the best of both worlds” – that is, the advantages of online education combined with all the benefits of the traditional classroom.
So, dear children, the still ongoing pandemic has taught us to adapt to new situations and we can no longer imagine education system without the use of technology. Blended learning is here to stay. It will not only improve the efficacy and efficiency of the entire learning process but also make education more fun.
Ms. Sohini Jain (Coordinator of Primary Section)
Education should turn out the pupil with something he knows well and something he can do well. We, at Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, are committed to providing our students with an enriching and stimulating learning environment. We acknowledge ‘student voice’ as central to the learning experience. In order to promote a holistic growth and development of our students, we believe that mere restriction to the confines of the classroom is not enough and therefore must not be an end in itself; rather, we strive to bring about a harmonious development of the child’s personality through a reflective humanistic approach to education.
At our academy, we strive to nurture the cognitive and critical skills of each pupil by breaking the monotony of the ‘Chalk and Talk’ method and venturing into a more creative and innovative method of learning. Our academy is a haven for these little ones, who, equipped with the finest infrastructure and guided by a team of enterprising teachers, find themselves pursuing their dreams and propelling steadily towards the realization of their goals.
Ms. Mitali Mukhopadhyay (Coordinator of Pre-Primary Section)
Ask a hundred kids to write or draw a picture of ‘home’ and some ideas that would come up will be comfortable, undamaging, enjoyable and pleasurable. These attributes are required by any individual to play, to rest, to grow and to work. Keeping this idea of ‘home’ in mind, we, at Lakshmipat Singhania Academy are working towards creating a similar conducive atmosphere of ‘Home Away from Home’.
As LSAites, we are loved, nurtured and raised to be equipped with confidence, imagination and discovery of ourselves which helps us to move towards a bright future. We are provided with the right inputs to grow into caring and sharing individuals, prepared to make the right choices in life and grow up to be responsible citizens.
We provide a positive environment in which children are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential. In an atmosphere of mutual support and dignity, each child is given the opportunity to aim for excellence within the framework of a diverse curriculum.
Ms. Santosree Bhattacharya (Coordinator for the Examination Department)
The most important responsibility of a teacher is to search and construct meaningful educational experiences that allow students to solve real-world problems and make them feel that they have learnt powerful skills and habits that meet agreed-upon educational standards. Teaching is considered to be a profession rather than a trade. Teaching was "show-and-tell" before but now it is “facilitate and build”.
We as teachers, should not expect students who sit at desks and dutifully listen and record what they hear. We must make conscientious effort so that our lecture content is rich enough to offer every child a rewarding and unique learning experience. The educational environment extends into the home, community and the world around. Information is available everywhere in bits and bytes. So, a modern day teacher must ensure that his/her role can’t be replaced or substituted by artificial intelligence or internet servers.
Today, thousands of teachers are rethinking every part of their jobs - their relationship with students, colleagues and the community. The tools and techniques they employ to teach and assess; their rights and responsibilities; the form and content of curriculum and more. It is with a rejuvenated dedication, we, as teachers, are now rethinking our roles after reading between the lines etched on the cover pages of today's complex classrooms.
Ms. Sanzeeda Mirza (Co-curricular activities Coordinator)
The importance of Co-Curricular activities
“Kids prosper best with a broad curriculum that celebrates their various talents not just a small range of them” - Sir Ken Robinson
Co-curricular activities are those activities which are undertaken along with academics. They supplement classroom teaching and help in learning by doing. Now that is an obsolete definition of co-curricular activities.
At this present age, co-curricular activities not only supplement the academic teaching and learning but they have become an integral part of the curriculum for the holistic development of the young mind. These activities help students to develop problem-solving, reasoning, critical and creative thinking, communication and collaborative abilities. Participation helps students in emotional development, social skill development and overall personality development. This is why the importance of co-curricular activities is immense.
The year 2020 came with lots of promises as it was the silver jubilee year of our institution, few would have predicted the changes in classroom routines, celebrations of special events and the early closing of schools. We all were asked to stay at home and with that all our co-curricular activities, our dreams got locked down.
The lockdown did not deter our next gen LSAites to participate and celebrate every event virtually, be it any celebration, interschool national and international events or Founder’s Day. It only justified the statement, a school that looks beyond. Each one of us were determined to leave behind our difficulties, try to embrace the new normal and participate in all the co-curricular activities with equal zest.
With the advent of every new session comes new responsibilities, energy to do something new and this zeal will enable me to move forward.
Mr. Darshan Singh Gill (Administrative Officer)
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will" - Mahatma Gandhi.
A global pandemic can affect our mental and physical health and that's without even catching the virus. By staying positive and refusing to give up,despite the challenges that come our way, our inner strength will endure.
This pandemic was one of the greatest teachers we have come across. It brought the best thing in each one of us and every resource which we were accustomed with, had adapted to adjust. Each one of us have learnt about Zoom or Teams or maybe both and used them to the fullest for gaining and exchanging knowledge. Whatever the situations we were put in, we never gave up and in a very delighted way we learnt to cope with the problems and found satisfactory solutions.
Each day we learnt something new and this cycle should go on and on. By now we all have learnt how to deal with the pandemic and put in our best in every bit of our performance.
Get ready to face more challenges in the future and try to shape each day by being positive and creative. Our potential is infinite!
Delighted to be a part of this dynamic Academy, it is and always will be our effort to move ahead with the commitment to add value to the systems in place and improve upon them to make our Academy, a school of values for the community.
Drop in or get in touch with us with the information given below or send us a query through the contact form
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy
12B, Alipore Road
Kolkata - 700027
+91 33 24793600 / 24792176