From the Principal’s Desk

Welcome to the Mount Litera Zee High School, Hayathnagar, Hyderabad. This school is set up with a mission to develop Leaders of the 21st century i.e., to impart ideal education with holistic approach to the students as per the changes that are being taken place time to time in the educational arena. . It is relatively a unique among the Institutions located in our city. We believe that children are the major assets of the nation’s development. They are not just roll numbers, but are unique individuals.

Each child has a unique brain network that shapes how he absorbs and responds to stimuli. One way of teaching does not work for every child. We need to teach the way they learn, not force them to learn the way we teach. Hence, our curriculum is designed around the child, incorporate the best international pedagogies and provide a schooling experience that helps each child reach him true self. Mount Litera School pedagogy defined as Litera Octave, is a curriculum that has certain critical attributes. It is interdisciplinary, project-based, and research-driven. It is connected to the community – local, state, national and global. The curriculum incorporates higher order thinking skills, multiple intelligences, technology and multimedia. The curriculum and instruction are designed to challenge all students, and provides for differentiation.

To fulfill our vision of Improving Human Capital of India, it was imperative that we bring innovation in schooling, i.e., is not only making the child to attain academic excellence, but also enable him/her to imbibe other skills and learning in the field of co-curricular activities. That is what we call Emerging Students Profile ESP. The emergent student profile is a healthy balance between knowledge, skills and values. This healthy balance lies at the core of all our scholastic and co-scholastic planning. The prioritization of disciplines and the emphasis on academics provides the skills, 21st century adults will need and the values and habits that will bring them opportunities for transformational leadership. To boost these core values and skills among the children we have a spacious playground to enable the child to enjoy playing variety of sports and games.

Sports and games will not only help the child to become robust in nature but also get scope to learn the basic aspects of life like socialization, inter-personal relationship and accepting the failures with sportive spirit. We have a dream that we should bring notable change in the development of the child at the school level. Hope there is no greater form of preparation for change than education. I also think that there is no better investment that the individual, parents, and the nation can make than an investment in education of the highest possible quality.

Further, today’s students need to learn to use computers, multimedia presentations and other latest trends in digital learning. The ability to use communication and information technology is now a critical part of the learning, as well as an essential qualification for eventual application in the workplace. That’swhy, we created class rooms equipped with using e-content with the help of projectors.

But even this is not enough. There are two more dimensions of education for the modern world about which I would like to make a few remarks. The first relates to inquisitiveness, critical thinking, and problem solving. The true test is the ability to engage with what they do not know, and to work out a solution. To fulfill this mission we have introduced Brain Café program which offers a child an opportunity to take a break from rote learning to explore and enjoy something innovative which is fun and yet helps in developing critical thinking skills along with facilitating creativity. Brain Café program is new way of connecting with curious minds that’s more practical, purposeful and playful. Brain café i.e. the learning by doing enables a child to understand technology and build logic towards functioning of automated things/system around them.

The second dimension involves the ability to make judgements that are grounded in solid information, and employ careful analysis should be one of the most important goals for any educational endeavor. Hence, to enable child to reach this platform Life Skills education envisaged by CBSE is introduced in the instructional schedule.

I hasten to add that these capacities cannot be developed quickly, nor can they be mastered at the high school level. But a beginning must be made, and starting this process should be part of the mission of this institution. When all these abilities attributed to the children, then only we can ensure their all-round development. It is our pride to say that we have efficient, highly qualified and trained teaching personnel with whom we can make our child as productive asset for the nation and the society.

 

It is my sincere hope that Mount Litera Zee High School will be able to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the children in the present day world as not just a good school but a great school.

 

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

-John Dewey