Report by India Education bureau, Mumbai:VIBGYOR HIGH, a premium chain of world class schools in the country, is coming up with its new school campus at Airoli, Navi Mumbai. This is the first school in Airoli to offer parents and students an option of international curriculum in association with the Cambridge International Education of UK (CIE, UK). The other board choice is the Indian Council for Secondary Education (ICSE). The admission process for both the boards for the academic year 2014-15 has now begun at the school campus.
In the first academic year 2014-15, the school will begin with the Pre-Primary level (playschool, nursery, junior and senior KG) and also the two board options – the international curriculum of CIE, UK (grades I to IV) or the Indian board of ISCE (Grades I too V). In future, the school will scale up to a full fledge K-12 model wherein the ICSE section will go up to grade X and the CIE, UK section up to the A Level which is equivalent to the grade XII in the Indian context.
Occupying 2 acres area, the VIBGYOR HIGH, Airoli campus is designed be a truly world class set-up with modern infrastructure, facilities and child-friendly learning environment. In sync with the VIBGYOR’s philosophy of bringing the global best practices in school education to India, the VIBGYOR HIGH, Airoli will also implement VIBGYOR’s customized ‘integrated and scripted curriculum’ that conforms to the guidelines of the respective boards in terms of the contents but transcend beyond the traditional subject boundaries with a focus on activity-based experiential learning. To maintain the personalized attention to students, the classroom strength will be optimized to 26 students with an average teacher-student ratio of 1:10
Airoli has emerged as a hub for school education in Navi Mumbai due to its proximity to Mumbai and Thane cities. Also a large population of south-west part of Navi Mumbai from places like Vashi, Koparkhairane, Ghansoli and Airoli prefer schools in Airoli. About VIBGYOR’s entry in to this education hub, Ms Kavita Sahay, Director, VIBGYOR HIGH, said, “There are approximately 10 major private English medium schools in Airoli together catering to estimated 15000 students coming from Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. VIBGYOR HIGH’s entry as Airoli’s first truly world class school will help this hub scale up to a new high. With over 8 years of association with CIE, VIBGYOR has experience and expertise of running this globally acclaimed curriculum across our schools in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Vadodara where more than 1000 students are enrolled for the CIE programs at various levels from Cambridge Primary to the A Level”
Congratulating Vibgyor High on their new school campus in Airoli, Mr. William Bickerdike, Regional Manager South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations said, “The Cambridge learning experience is about becoming an international learner, an autonomous learner; a student who is confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Cambridge commends Vibgyor’s efforts in providing students access to an international curriculum and preparing them to be future leaders. We wish them every success”.
The VIBGYOR HIGH, Airoli school will be equipped with modern infrastructure and facilities such as AC classrooms, Audio-Visual teaching aids, Computer Lab, Science Laboratories, Library, Automated Multi-purpose Smart Card solution, Individual lockers to students etc. VIBGYOR’s unique Sports and Performing Arts (SPA) program will be run by the experts coaches in the well equipped facilities like indoor swimming pool, Basketball Court, Gymnastics Room, Skating Ring etc. There would also be a children activity area, a playground and dedicated facilities for Performing Arts like Dance, Music, Speech and Drama.
VIBGYOR’s signature bouquet of unique value added services will also be available at the Airoli school. These include the seamless Inter-VIBGYOR transfer across 7 cities for parents with transferrable jobs, The Kids Club (day care facility with difference), GPS enabled school buses and host of Post-school Activities to name a few.
Safety and security will be ensured with adequate fire and electrical safety equipment and design measures, network of CCTV cameras across the campus and child friendly furniture and fittings.