Smt. Surapaneni Swarajya Lakshmi
Accepting the baton from Late Sri. S. Koteswara Rao, Mrs. S. Swarajya Lakshmi, with her indomitable spirit to uphold his vision and mission, is inspiring, approachable, and renowned in professional circles for her passion for teaching. An academician who has had the privilege of being not only a life partner with esteemed of Late Sri S. Koteswara Rao but also a partner to his visions and missions in all his educational ventures.
Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating an idea to improvise it. Instead of accepting "at face value," what you read or hear, critical thinkers look for evidence and good reasons to believe it. This is at the heart of what it means to be a scientist, researcher, scholar, or professional in any field. Whatever you are studying, critical thinking is the key to learning and to make progress..
Question words – “What, Who, Where, When, How and Why” will help the learner to get started, along with the phrases – “What if, What next, and So what.” Attempting Description, Analysis and Evaluation.
Teachers and Parents, it is our responsibility to motivate, inspire, and guide children to cultivate 'Critical Thinking.'
As a well-cultivated 'Critical Thinker,' children will raise vital questions, formulating them clearly and precisely, gather and assess relevant information and interpret it effectively, come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, think open-mindedly with alternative systems of thought and communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems. This entails 'Effective Communication and Problem Solving Abilities', which is indeed the need of the hour.
‘The Holistic Approach,’ at Vikas-The Concept School, is not only catering to this but also is making learning interesting and meaningful for learners. ‘Critical Thinking’ takes place in various disciplines and learning to think out of the box will become a ‘Habit.’
Dr. C.Ravi Prasad
Dr.C.Ravi Prasad, Ph.D, M.Phil, B.Ed, took over the onus of leading Vikas The Concept School towards achieving its cherished goals as the Principal in 2009. Prior to joining Vikas The Concept School, Mr.C.Ravi Prasad was the Principal Incharge and Senior Headmaster at The Velammal International School (CBSE) Chennai.The philosophy of providing creative, intellectually motivating, yet stress–free and non-competitive, child-friendly, holistic education is very close to his heart.
Being a passionate teacher he started his career as a lecturer in Chemistry in a junior college in 1987 and worked up to 1993. His inner search to be an administrator led him to become the Asst. Headmaster, at Akshara School (CBSE) Kakinada for a decade from 1993 to 2003. Thereafter, he became the Principal of Aditya IIT Talent School, Rajahmundry for two years from 2003. His next experience was at The Velammal International School (CBSE) Chennai from 2005 to 2009.
Mr.C.Ravi Prasad is a dedicated, resourceful, education professional with proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe learning environment; ensuring a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for teachers and students; developing an environment that fosters open communication with colleagues, students, and the community; mentoring educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, lesson plans and student assessment in conjunction with state learning regulations.
Mr.C.Ravi Prasad has attended several conferences on school education and management in India and abroad both as a Resource Person and as a participant. As a resource person, he has conducted a number of workshops, to mention a few are: Teacher! Are you creative?; What Smart Teachers do When Dumb Things Happen?; Why Enriched/Integrated Curriculum in Middle Schools?; “Complete English” in Six Hours etc.
He was the Secretary of HSSC (Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex 2017 - 18) and the Clusterhead (2016 - 18) of CBSE Saptarshi Sahodaya BHEL Cluster - Hyderabad, Member of Inspection Committee-CBSE, New Delhi, Head Examiner CBSE in the Subject Chemistry; apart from being an advisor to schools in Hyderabad, Kakinada, and Nellore.
To mention a few feathers in his cap, he is the recipient of "Avantika Swami Vivekananda Samman Award-2015" and the "Acharya Devo Bhava" Award – 2014. The Academic Council Of Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF)has bestowed the award of "THE BEST ZONAL PRINCIPAL Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the consecutive years 2016-17 & 2017-18.
In him, we have a hands-on Principal who contributes to the life of the school not only in academics but also through a variety of other activities in the fields of art, theatre, culture, sports, adventure, and community service.
Message from the Principal's Desk
Greetings from VIKAS-THE CONCEPT SCHOOL!
We believe that the creativity emerges and flourishes only in the presence of freedom. At Vikas, we teachers let children express their ideas freely so that they are flexible to switch over to any learning system. Keeping this in mind VIKAS has been conducting online / live classroom sessions for the students through an online education platform ensuring that learning never stops at Vikas. This permits our students to explore various online tools to be more effective and fruitful. We, the teachers at Vikas, are privileged to have undergone proper and systematic training from our IT department and have access to these online learning sessions.
The world famous Cambridge University had to remain closed due to the Great Plague of London that ravaged through the British city in 1665. A 23-year-old graduate isolated himself in a safe house in quarantine and began a journey into the farthest reaches of imagination. He engaged in ground-breaking discoveries like the theory of universal gravitation, began his study of optics and formalized what would become calculus. He is Sir Isaac Newton. We would like our students to utilize this lockdown period similarly using our online resources to help unlock the creative potential in them.
Students must also be informed that these classes will not be taught again in the class room, so they need to pay attention and abide by the rules for an effective classroom and beneficial learning.
All the students of VIKAS THE CONCEPT SCHOOL should act responsibly, ethically and mindfully to create an instrumental in learning environment. Students need to understand that certain discipline is expected in an online live classroom and maintain the decorum.
This is a new and exciting way for us to teach and for you to learn. Make the most of this unique experience!
Please find below the Student IT Policy comprising all the rules and regulations that students and parents are expected to adhere to. Please read through the policy along with your child and send an acknowledgment by E-Mail stating that “I will abide by all the rules and regulations of Vikas - The Concept School Student IT Policy” to the respective class teacher.
Thanks & Best Wishes
Jayita Barui Parent It gives me immense pleasure to have both my children as a part of this school. The thing I liked the most is that the school is ready to provide support and solve issues if any. It facilitates adequate importance on co-curricular activities along with academics.
K. Leeni Samuel Parent I am a proud parent of two Vikasians who are being moulded beautifully by the school. This is a place where my children are learning more than just academics. I must admit that the extra- curricular activities which are part of the curriculum helped to build their social and communication skills….
Ms. Binu S Abraham Parent My daughter had an incredible lifetime journey at Vikas -The Concept School from her Pre Primary, LKG, till her Higher Secondary, 12th. The school has been majorly responsible for her being groomed into a beautiful personality. I remain indebted to the institution for having made her what she is TODAY.
Vikas has played a crucial role in teaching and shaping the lives of the students. Vikas offers an excellent platform for every child to thrive not only in academics but also in various co-curricular activities. Vikas has everything that any parent looks for in a school- visionary management, qualified and empathetic teachers, exposure to various co-curricular activities, and, most importantly, a conducive environment for the development of their wards.