"Arise, awake and stop not till the Goal is reached"
When the basic needs of human beings are met, they begin to think of higher pursuits. The same feeling led the promoters of the school to start on this educational venture. They felt that there was a dearth of quality schools comparable with good schools in the developed countries that provided excellent service at an affordable cost. With a spirit to provide a global infrastructure, the best in academia and the greatest depth in the inward journey, the promoters have established this school where East meets West.
The motto of the school 'Arise Awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached', taken from the clarion call of Swami Vivekanand to the youth of the nation, sums up the philosophy of Lotus Valley International School. The objective of the school is to assist the students to unfold their latent talents and to help them to grow to the highest possible level in as many fields as is possible for each individual. In addition to facilitating their physical, mental, spiritual, aesthetic and ethical growth the school invests them with an indomitable spirit. Our training here is geared to discovering their infinite worth as they grow up. They will not necessarily look for external approval – they will be spurred into action by an internal drive. Reaching the top is largely a matter of self-belief therefore, it will be our endeavour to instill in them the quality of self-worth and they will be motivated in life to do the right thing.
Our constant endeavour is to develop communication skills, leadership qualities and life skills such as problem solving, realistic goal setting, self-confidence, decision making, independent thought etc. For this purpose, wholesome activities like trekking, rock climbing, discussions, situations requiring independent thought are conceived and implemented. Such training opens the minds of children to a world beyond academia. Furthermore, they learn to face danger and challenges. Briefly, we are imparting mind-enhancing education in the school.
In the process of such education the parents have a great role to play. Children imitate their elders and try to behave just like them – they learn more from what we do than from what we say. Therefore, we should be careful in our behaviour, actions and speech, particularly in the presence of children. It is also advisable to encourage the child to develop a positive attitude in life by giving him success-experience. Another joint effort of home and school should be to hook the child on to reading. Let the child learn to read, and then he will read to learn.
Although high academic achievement is undoubtedly our endeavour, our goal is the development of the child's total personality-self discipline, self-reliance, alertness, team work, concern for others, to be in harmony with nature, are some important traits we are trying to inculcate, and for which plenty of opportunity is being provided. Your support and encouragement to participate in the varied school activities will enable your ward to truly benefit from everything the school offers.
The lotus in the school emblem is meant to be pure white–white represents multidimensionality as it contains all colours of the spectrum and yet retains its identity by remaining white. Similarly our students will possess innumerable qualities but they will be in such synthesis that they will blossom in purity and harmony like the lotus. Our belief is that your child is destined to be a masterpiece in life. Although he comes to us as an acorn yet we hope that he will leave the portals of this school as an unshakeable oak. The Management, School and Parents are partners in this endeavour. Finally you and we should allow the child to dream the impossible dream, for the dreams one believes in are the ones that come to be. If there is no dream, how can it ever come true ?