GD Goenka School, Ghaziabad
Located at prime location at Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad, the school is situated on the main bypass road and is easily accessible, The school believes that within each child , there is an inherent potential that needs nurturing in a harmonious way. Instilling a habit of learning to learn is the cornerstone of the education it offers. The school is CBSE affiliated, a Public School is ranked in one of the best amongst the top ten schools in Ghaziabad.
A special feature of the School is that it has a special day care facility with well planned activities and structured programmes .
The School prepares our children and teachers for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, a global perspective and respect for core values. To achieve excellence, G D Goenka offers stimulating environment sets opportunities, horizons and facilitates building of knowledge and skills, in an effortless manner for children and teachers, thereby creating a learning institution. The School ethos revolves around the mantra- ‘Leadership’ which also happens to be a part of the vision statement of the school. The endeavor of the school is to instill leadership qualities in every child such that each child has a story of his own- a leadership story; a story about change, a story that redefines every child. The School presents an example of secularism by celebrating all festivals highlighting the message of brotherhood and peace.
The School leadership team conducts a meaningful theme based counseling session whereby students are oriented to think critically and express their opinions.
The School believes that sports is a necessary extension of education and keeping this in mind it has 14 physical games and sports activities in its curriculum. There are morning sport activities with special focus on enhancing talent after school Sports Academy by renowned coaches. Many students have already gained accolades at State and National levels.
The School boasts of a well covered swimming pool of international dimensions for all seasons. Swimming is inclusive in the everyday curriculum and each student at Goenka is proud that he/she has acquired the skill. The School is equipped with all the modern amenities including a gymnasium, a squash court, Jacuzzi and smart class rooms.
Today’s readers are leaders of tomorrow and to nourish the intellect we have books, periodicals and journals on every imaginable topic. Every student is encouraged to read and discuss what he or she has read. Each learner is encouraged to make books his/her best friend and an escape to the world of fantasy.
Parents are invited regularly for a parent-teacher conference and all the best questions and queries are answered by the teachers in a logical and technical manner keeping in mind the teaching pedagogy. There is a controlled teacher taught ratio ensuring individual attention and holistic development of each child.
In today’s global scenario, it is imperative for students to think critically about all the major issues impacting the world at large. Each year the debate club deliberates on various current topics related to Politics, Climate, Environment and Social Cause. The Science Club develops analytical and logical thinking. Grub Club teaches students about diet and its importance in life. Literati club enables students to enhance their literary and oratory skills. The Kalakriti club helps students to develop their aesthetic values and to express their imagination with colours .The Eco club of the school takes initiatives for sustainable development.
To develop healthy competitive spirit and to instill accountability responsibility and values the students of the school are divided into 4 Houses, each at the Primary, Middle, Secondary / Sr. Secondary. It is compulsory for every student to be a member of a House. There is also a Prefectorial Board at each level comprising of student council members.
Students, parents and teachers enrichment programmes are a regular practice in the school. Mom and me sessions, parenting matters, graceful growing programmes and adolescent education programmes are conducted by renowned counselors and public speakers. Counseling plays a very important role in bridging the gap, strengthening the bond and decision making.
The School has a state of the art infrastructure that enables us to reach out to 360 degree spectrum of an individual thus assuring to enhance 21st century skill in learners.. This is the top priority of the School. The School has a fleet of air conditioned and comfortable buses.
We have a well maintained cafeteria and a hygienic dining hall caters a balanced diet to all students.
Continuous and comprehensive scheme of assessments form an integral part of the learning process and helps to gauge the effectiveness of the teaching learning process. The School has been acknowledged by CBSE for the best results.
There is an immense global exposure of students with the Indo- German and Indo- French collaborations of the School. The students also regularly visit prominent places around the globe leading to ‘learning by doing and seeing’.
In Annual Productions the School encourages 100 % participation and each child is given a stage to perform. Participation in Inter – School activities are also encouraged and thus this leads to the complete development of the personality.
Regular community service programmes helps to sensitize students so that they develop a feeling of compassion and love for all around them.
In the end I would like to clearly express my mission in a nutshell which is to instill creative, critical and self regulated thinkers so that learning becomes a habit of the mind. It is necessary to weave values of life and leadership and to give the Goenkans a stage to perform and showcase their talents. It is vital to provide a stimulating environment for harmonious growth.