“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action”- Herbert Spencer
Education is not merely acquirement of facts but also of values and skills which help us improve the different facets of mankind. It ensures that we leave the world a far better place than we found it. A pivotal role of education lies in shaping the personality of a child into a healthy mind and happy soul, who is not only equipped with 21st-century skills and aptitude required for academic excellence but helping him face the challenges of life in a balanced and harmonious way. Therefore, the system of education should work as a catalyst in making each child a balanced human being having his core strengths embedded in the learning experiences emanating from our rich socio-cultural roots.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”- Aristotle
In Gulf Indian High School, we enterprise to map the academic excellence with a good human value system, which in myriad ways is ingrained in the culture of the school. To achieve this, we strongly feel that a paradigm shift in the minds of all stake holders should take place so that when the school becomes the hub to initiate and formalise education it has its tenets enshrined in a good value system; the extension of which is thereby taken home where it is further strengthened. And our commitment to such education will always persist in all our endeavours.
“If children grew up according to their early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses”- Goethe.
In GIHS we believe in this principle and will never leave any stone unturned to see that all the innate potentials of the child are tapped to the fullest extent. In this pursuit of excellence, I appreciate our parent fraternity for supporting the school in every aspect. I also laud the relentless efforts of our teachers for giving their best in bringing out the best in each child. But I would exhort the students to be always modest, humble and disciplined while being ready to expand the horizons of their knowledge and skills by dreaming big and working hard.
MUHAMMAD ALI KOTTAKKULAM,