Greetings to all, and welcome to a brand new academic year 2015-16. The children have moved from one grade to another. Their learning’s have matured and changed from the different experiences of the last academic year. There is a word that remains constant – Change.

My memories go back to almost 25 years ago, when the school was started. Today students, alumni, teachers, administration and all the people who have been a part of this school in any capacity past and present – bear witness. It’s a dream come true – celebrating our Silver Jubilee. We have constantly endeavoured to translate this dream one step at a time.

This academic year, the start of the Thiruvalla and Edapally operations with The Choice Kinderland, clearly show our expansion in early education. Expansion means the need for equipped teachers. The Choice Academy of Teacher Development, which has been accredited to impart courses by the Cambridge University addresses the need to equip teachers with better skills. The Department of Health, Development and Education Support, takes care of the emotional and learning needs of those in school and those differently abled. This initiative is for us to refocus on areas where we will reach out to society and make a difference. This would also provide opportunity for our children to witness ‘making a difference’ in society.

All the above translates into the Vision that I had in mind 25 years ago. This vision is constantly being realised in concerted efforts being put into tasks that we undertake. We are equipping ourselves to be way ahead. The end result is an effective and informed citizen from our school – to make his or her mark in societal reforms apart from professional excellence.

Jose Thomas
President – The Choice Foundation