Message From Acting Principal
Dear students, teachers, guardians and all well wishers,
Welcome to Gurukul Academy. Gurukul Academy aims to create a supportive and inclusive environment where gifted and talented students are encouraged to explore their potential and achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life. Students will be challenged and engaged through authentic learning opportunities that inspire them to develop creativity, confidence and resilience to become independent and ethical life-long learners.
As demands of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their fullest potential. I believe that all of us- the school and the community- must work together as an extended family to insure success for all our students. It’s our responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful.
We offer a broad curriculum and a range of opportunities for all our children to achieve excellence in academic, creative, social, cultural, sporting and community endeavors. We value collaborative learning, positive relationships and building capacity amongst our children to effectively allow them to engage in the world of the future, where problem solving, evaluating, working in teams, communicating, creating and innovating are not only valued concepts, but expected skills, attributes and capabilities.
We support the individual wellbeing of our children and provide a school environment that allows every student to thrive as they work towards achieving their personal best performance. We set high expectations for our children and work hard to safeguard positive emotions across our school community. We are partners in learning with our students and seek to deepen their knowledge, provide enriching and innovative learning experiences, while also gently urging our children out of their comfort zone to attempt new challenges.
We value relationships and connections with the community as discussed above. We encourage our students to develop respectful relationships with their peers, teachers and the broader community. We instill in our children a keen social conscience and the capacity to make ethical decisions. We work hard to develop and sustain productive partnerships and connections with our parents, local schools and businesses and leading tertiary institutions. We are proud to be a high performing school and aim to be the selective school of first choice for all families within our community.
With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Gurukul Academy. Whether you are an international and a national volunteer, a member of SMC (School Management Committee), or a special event participant, you are encouraged to be involved! Increasing parent involvement in our school is a high priority for me in this and every year. Educational research clearly demonstrates that when parents are more involved in their child’s education the child’s likelihood for academic success greatly increases.
Our students graduate from Gurukul Academy with the skills, mind sets and qualities that will best equip them for success in the world of the future. Our children are intelligent, resilient, creative, imaginative, disciplined, dedicated to life-long learning, respectful and ethical. They are the future leaders and role models of society.
Mukund Giri, Acting Principal