PRINCIPAL DPS PALWAL
OUR BEACON OF LIGHT : Capt. B. N. Pachori
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity,”. Quoting Aristotle, I feel modest and the only thing, I can do is to match their and your expectations with my right efforts. A Principal is not much of a leader instead more of the head of a family and, as the head of the DPS Palwal family, I would say like Martin Luther King, I have a dream. My dream is to have a school that is modern in thoughts ,progressive in attitude and has students at the center of all the activities. I want the students of DPS Palwal to be academically proficient, physically fit, morally upright, community sensitive, and conscious global citizens. As rightly said by Rabindranath Tagore,” The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”I know this may sound like a tall order but it is just what all the Delhi Public Schools are known for.
I am an avid supporter of effective and innovative professional development that encourages teachers and principals to be reflective and to continuously examine the practice to provide quality teaching and learning for each student. I strongly believe what Plato said-“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct him/ her to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” My role as Principal is to keep up with the latest trends, research and be an active partner in the school’s professional development.
The ability to be innovative and creative is important to me. I enjoy being challenged and inspired by the people around me. I aim to enthuse and challenge staff and students to also be inventive and imaginative in their learning and day-to-day tasks.
I believe that having quality, inspirational and passionate teachers is essential to a school’s success. To borrow John Hattie’s words; “Teachers should build classroom climates where errors are welcome, student engagement is the norm, questioning is high and students gain reputations as effective learners.”
I enjoy celebrating successes and acknowledge the hard work of staff, students, and community and believe that this is one of the contributors’ fundamental to a happy school environment. All the staff, students, and the community should feel valued and appreciated at school.
Community engagement and involvement in the school are important to me as a Principal. I regularly consult with my community as part of school self-review and encourage community engagement in the curriculum and learning programs.