"The school offers transformative,integral education to children.It seeks to develop and educate children so that they become integral,whole and the agentsof positive transformation
in the world."
1. A friendly supportive ,cooperative environment that allows freedom to the child.
2. An integrated and holistic teaching approach that shapes the complete individual
3. Individual attention with no more than 30-35 students per class.
4. A dedicated ,sensitive and efficient faculty.
5. A unique compus made out of a garden,seeped in Nature's blessings.
A fully equipped school building with all modern amenities.
Sri Aurobindo Society Patiala got land on Lease for 99 years on 13-5-1976 near Bus- Stand. Sh.S.D Ganda Managing Director of State Bank of Patiala used to have Weekly meetings at his residence.After his transfer, Major Gen O.S Kalkat (Member Public Service Commission Punjab) become the Divine Instrument in getting this piece of land , Sh. Ram Lall Kad Brigd. Bant Singh , Padam Shri Dr N.D. Aggarwal, Chitranjan and others made their efforts to construct Building for the children whose parents were not alive called Shangrila.
On 2 Feb 1984 Sri Aurobindo International School was started with 50 children which gradually grew up to its present status in the city. The school has its own identity,with all around progress of children as its prime purpose.It was affiliated to CBSE.Children of the School have made its niche among Cluster of CBSE Schools having participation in all co-curricular activities.
Integral Education is main vision of Sri Aurobindo which places great emphases on child's Spiritual, Mental, Emotional
and Physical Development.Integral education aims to address the physical, emotional, mental and spritual aspect of the individual. Which help the child to understand his/her self from within. It focus on development of key faculities (abilities and talents )so that a child becomes total individual. The focus and emphasis shifts in this type of education from information acquisition to self development in its essence.
The emotional development of student is made possible because of the non-threatening and friendly atmosphere.Wherein a child learns to cultivate self -discipline while being sensitive to the needs of others.A sense of introspection and self- reflection is inculcated , that help the child to understand value at a deeper level. The serene environment help the child to become calm and centered. The child grows with trees,flowers,friends and teachers.This creates space of joy and ease in the heart of the child leading to true emotional development. We believe learning is a life -long affair and it must begin in the home, the immediate community, the country and then move to the world at large . The Child’s self has his roots irresective one’s family ,culture ,country and the earth.
Integral education focues on development of the faculities and development of qualities which form the back-bone of all meaningful learning.Language,music,arts,crafts,dance,theate,scientific exploration ,games and sports are a part of the curriculum .The learning by rote method is replaced by interesting activities and absorbing project that greatly stimulate the interest of the child and evoke deepar response from him. An individual approach is adopted for children in order to bring out their full potential .This naturally implies a small number of students in a group.
TEACHING -LEARNING APPROACHES
Our methods and aproach have the following characterstics: 1. A friendly,safe ,supportive enviornment that encourage self -discipline and introspection. 2. An emphasis on inquiry based rather then rote based learning. 3. Inter-disciplinary approach to knowledge is encouraged so that the child can integrate knowledge of different subjects for a natural,holistic self-development. 4. A direct focus on development power of the mind and qualities of the heart through special programmes and classes. 5. The teacher often leads by example to inspire learning and creative an enviornment where collective learning and sharing of skills is encouraged.
In keeping with the child centered approach , the children are given freedom to explore, grow and develop.The relationship between freedom and responsibility is made clear to them through consistent introspection.