Universal Values (Spirit – To Be) Values
UNIVERSAL VALUES ARE THE SPIRITUAL QUALITIES, VIRTUES AND VALUES THAT WE NURTURE IN OUR CHILDREN.
Our Report Card?- Are we doing an adequate job of instilling the attitudes, values and habits of life so needed today? Are our morning assemblies, and all the rest that we do to nurture values, enough of an antidote against moral decline in our society? Could we do more to make values not only integral but also real, and making individuals 'good' as equally important If not more important than making them 'smart'?
Global Understanding (Heart – To Love) Attitudes
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IS ABOUT CREATING A LOVE FOR OTHER HUMAN BEINGS AND ALL THINGS LIVING, HELPING CHILDREN RECOGNIZE THE PRECIOUSNESS OF LIFE AND TAKING THEM BEYOND THE NARROW CONFINES OF CASTE, RELIGION, COUNTRY AND COLOUR.
Our Report Card?- Are we instilling in our children a love for existence, the preciousness of life, and the fundamental recognition that we are part of one, single human race, part of one global ethos? Do we help our children examine the deeper aspects of life, watch the night sky, hear the birds, smell the flowers, learn about the diversity and beauty of world cultures and languages, and appreciate the wonder and beauty of the universe?
Excellence In All Things (Mind – To Know) Knowledge
EXCELLENCE IN ALL THINGS IS TEACHING CHILDREN TO DO THEIR BEST ALWAYS AND STRIVE FOR PERFECTION AND BEAUTY, RECOGNISE THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY CHILD TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL MEMBER OF A FAMILY, SOCIETY AND THE WORLD, AND NURTURE EVERY CHILD'S POTENTIAL TO BECOME THE BEST S/HE CAN POSSIBLY BE.
Our Report Card?- Do we in fact bring out the best in every child, or could we do more to nurture excellence in all things? How can we reorganise learning so as to inspire in every child an intrinsic desire to do one's best always, and to appreciate beauty and perfection in all one does? Can we nurture our children's potential to go beyond the narrow confines of exam success, to teach them the qualities of excellence in both human and material forms?
Service To Humanity (Body – To Do) Skills
SERVICE TO HUMANITY GOES BEYOND TEACHING CHILDREN THE CONCEPT OF CHARITY TO RECOGNISING SERVICE AS A WAY OF LIFE, INSTILLED DURING THE PROCESS OF EDUCATION ITSELF, SO THAT WHEN THEY GROW UP, YOUNG ADULTS WILL GO BEYOND NARROW CONCEPTS OF SUCCESS BASED ON MATERIAL GAIN TO BECOME CONSCIOUS THINKERS AND DOERS, LEADERS OF THOUGHT AND ACTION AND PROACTIVE AGENTS OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION.
Our Report Card?- Do we endorse and develop through our educational process a child's natural empathy, and do we nurture in them a desire to contribute and serve as they move from adolescence into a life of service?