THE MANN SCHOOL IS NOT JUST A SCHOOL- IT’S A WAY OF LIFE
KNOWLEDGE, DISCIPLINE, PATRIOTISM is the keywords in the foreground to stand The Mann School as a manifested visionary in the field of education. The Mann School aims to identify and meet the desired needs of each child in terms of physical, intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and spiritual growth.
The school strives for excellence in teaching, learning and molding young minds into confident, sensitive, suave, young individuals of tomorrow who are well equipped with the life skills necessary to take on the challenges of the competitive world.
It fosters an appreciation for creativity, stimulate intellectual curiosity and develop an interest in the process of learning in the individuals, thereby encouraging clear thinking and establishing the capacity to tackle any disagreements in the society. As it celebrates its anniversary as the Brainwonders Regional Centre, here is what Commander VK Banga (Principal, The Mann School) has to share:
What sets your school apart from other schools?
The School is committed to provide a stable, caring and supportive family-like environment to the students where they not only receive mature guidance through daily interaction with the able faculty, but are also encouraged to unfold the best in them by thinking innovatively, reasoning critically and respecting cultural diversity.
Keeping pace with modern trends in education, the school ensures a judicious mix of traditional tools like chalk and blackboard, and the state-of-the-art information technology so that the students can hone their innate talents both in and beyond the classroom effectively.
Your school has been very involved with the psychological well being of your students. What motivates you to be involved in the same?
To groom the personality of its scholars so as to transform them into true gentlemen and ladies, personality development is an integral part of the curriculum. Citing the same, we concern ourselves in going for self-assessment report like Brainwonders DMIT to go ahead for not only career but assess behavioral and cognitive traits and learning styles as well.
You have taken BRAINWONDERS DMIT for your students and teachers. What has pushed you to incorporate it in your school curriculum?
Aptitude tests and other psychometric tests had always been integral in the students’ development for years but it was noticed that the pen and paper tests attempted by the students couldn’t speak all correct about the personality of a student as the attempt of tests was solely dependent on the mood and thoughts of students. Thus, Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT) was opted for by the school, which suffices the need of the students as well as the school with regards to their choice of career.
Why do you feel that DMIT is the need of the hour for students and teachers?
The assessments by Brainwonders other than the inhouse examinations aids in not only monitoring the academic performance of the students closely and also identifying the weaker areas of students but also helps in the remedial planning for students. The teachers are also able to avoid any trial and error to dedicate their pedagogy to cater to the medium and goals to be met for the smooth development of each child.
Congratulations on you becoming the BRAINWONDERS Regional DMIT Centre, what are the facilities that you will be providing to your current and future students?
As Brainwonders Regional Centre the whole counselling aspect is monitored using a series of genetic and psychometric assessments. In fact, to fulfil our vision of national development via the youth- we would be opening our doors to provide assessment and counselling for all in our area. MS is the regional DMIT Center of Brainwonders and DMIT along with the well-equipped Psychology Department of the school having a maximum number of tests and trained faculty address the individual differences and needs of students as and when required. There are provisions for professional coaching for various competitive examinations and career counseling for the students to make the right career choice. The students of grade 9-12 undergo various career counselling sessions on a regular basis conducted by the renowned universities of India and abroad to expose students to the future prospects.
The parents have been extremely satisfied with your school’s academic, personal development and extracurricular programs. What has been the reason behind the same?
MS is a member of the prestigious Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC, Estd. 1939), which places it in the pool of more than 80 other premier boarding schools. The school also enjoys membership of the National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC), an association of top-ranking CBSE-affiliated schools, and it is also an authorized Cambridge English Exam Preparation centre.
Literary activities like debates, declamations, quiz, exhibition, and inter-school competitions are the fundamentals of the school calendar. The Mann School offers its students a wide range of sports facilities in Skating, Gymnastics, Horse riding, Billiards, Tennis, Polo, Badminton, Band and NCC, Armoured and Air Wing (Boys & Girls).
The school has one of the finest Horse Riding Clubs and is a proud member of the Equestrian Federation of India. A floodlit Skating rink, Basketball court and Deco turf of international standard for Tennis & Badminton (indoor) are added features in the facilities provided to the students.
Classrooms of the school are spacious and E- classrooms are equipped with interactive boards. Apart from specialized labs for varied subjects utilized for the analysis of experiments by students, ‘Scientia’, a science park, an explicit feature of the school exhibits working models in Physics to provide the wisdom of learning by doing to its students.
With so much to offer, it comes as no surprise that the Mann School ranks tenth in the All India Rankings among India’s Day- cum –Boarding Schools and the seventh in India’s Top Co-Educational Residential Schools in North India. Affiliated to the CBSE, the K-12 co-educational institution is located in a lush green sprawl of a 20-acre campus in the countryside of Holambi, 25 km away from the heart of the national capital.
The school’s foresight to collaborate with Brainwonders in addition to the wi-fi enabled campus & the resource room equipped with desktops/laptops gives students easy access to the web anytime and anywhere is what makes the Mann School a premier choice for parents’. Students also get opportunities to explore India and abroad through robust travel opportunities and Student Exchange Programmes. And on that note, one can only see the school pushing their students to the peak of success!