I have had the privilege to work internationally with educators across the globe in various international schools in Asia.
I believe and relate to the message of the picture book “Whoever you are” is written by the Australian author Mem Fox. The picture book starts with the words: “Little one, whoever you are, wherever you are, there are little ones just like you all over the world”.
It gives me great joy to help students feel welcomed, cared for, and loved. To make this happen it is important to have a positive school culture where every member of the school community feels valued, respected and appreciated.
"Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."
- William Ernest Henley
I have always lived believing that one's soul should be unconquerable, and everyone falls once in a while. You are defined by your ability to stand up, and not by your mistakes.
My aim is to nurture kind, compassionate and brilliant individuals on this planet. I also aim to create a different world in my classroom. A class where character matters, hard work is respected, humility is valued, and support for each other is unconditional.
"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
- Joshua J. Marine
At JNIS, we want to provide an exemplary educational experience that nurtures an international perspective developed through the challenging program of an International Baccalaureate.
To prepare minds for a changing world' we work proactively as facilitators with integrity, passion and commitment to build capacity in the parents,teachers and the students.
With this badge of intrinsic motivation we provide the hidden or the 'emergent curriculum'as a scaffolding to core curriculum.
As written by GurudevRabindranth Tagore in 'Stray Birds' it is 'Not the hammer-strokes but dance of water, sings the pebbles into perfection.
Education is my vocation, teaching, learning and equipping the future 21st century global citizens is my evocation. International education has been a part of my professional and my personal life for almost three decades and I am truly honored to now be a member of the JNIS academic community. I look forward to supporting the continuation of the JNIS legacy of academic excellence, sincere community involvement and building on the 45 year foundation of knowledge, furthering the potential of our JNIS students, parents and faculty. I myself being a life-long learner, am always seeking, asking, investigating and sharing knowledge, ideals and philosophies with my community in an attempt to grow beyond the present in order to support and facilitate the future. These philosophies, validated by Aristotle, "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" are what I hope to enlighten and empower the students and the JNIS community, to help secure a more tolerant and successful future.
If thy desire is sincere, His blessings pour like the morning dew.' These words by Sri Aurobindo have guided me in my life. I believe that it is the inner quest that leads to the greatest experiences in life.
Torry Robbins rightly said – "We must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives but what we do consistently." We here at JNIS encourage our students to develop an informed curiosity and a consistent passion for learning.
In the words of Mohandas K. Gandhi, “ a small body of determined spirits fired by unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. “ I believe as a teachers we need to equip and prepare our children for the future in a fast changing world.
In my experience of being a teacher and an administrator, my role has been that of a friend, a mentor ,a guardian and a facilitator of young individuals.I believe that my responsibility lies in influencing young minds to think for themselves, to question knowledge and learn to draw conclusions after much deliberation and thought.
In an age torn by differences and ideals, rising skills, aspirations and talent it is important to give our students a plethora of experiences to dream big and to make their own discoveries. It is about giving our students the right tools to enquire, endeavour and to excel and eventually become good human beings and responsible global citizens
I have just been a very recent addition to this extremely warm JNIS family, seems like years of knowing every one.
Amazed at the high energy levels flowing all around.
Happy to be a part of this wonderful family, cause here , we respect each other, we are a team, we try our best at everything, we create and we celebrate each other's success.
It has been an immense pleasure to work with the JNIS staff, parents, students in creating the amazing learning environment that JNIS is today. I am truly inspired by the vibrant energy in the community. As the PYP Coordinator, my role supports the school continuum from Grade 1 to Grade 5. I look forward to a new academic year of shared learning with all members of the JNIS community. Let us all work together to make the children the best that they can be.
Hello to all the families and staff from JamnabaiNarsee International School. My name is Michael Gramlich and I am delighted to be joining your community as Middle Years ProgrammeCoordinator. My first few days in Mumbai were incredible and I learned a lot about why people adore your amazing world capital. I'm looking forward to meeting all of the Middle Years children and families.
I have worked in international education for 18 years, most of which in Asia. My past postings have included Korea, China, Thailand and Jordan. I am a passionate believer in the IB Middle Years Programme and have years of experience in planning, coordinating and delivering Humanities and languages through this platform. The MYP involves all members of the school community in the long-term development of units of study. A big part of our job will be to introduce the system to allour school families and learn what local resources we can include in our learning.
The MYP aims to make all aspects of the learning process adaptable and transparent. To this end we will invest significant time and resources in our first year to building an overall awareness of how we learn as individuals and teams. Given the wonderful attitudes and personalities at JNIS I have every confidence that the programme will grow in scope and maturity over the next year.
Aspects that make the MYP stand out are the systems for planning and reflection that are built into the process of developing units of investigation. Unlike a program where an examination summarises the learning, the MYP start with the desired outcomes in mind and works backwards to build the skills and awarenesses for success in real-life scenarios. Students and parents are empowered to actively develop their own learning strategies and understand what tools they require for different styles of response. Most important is that we reflect on our successes. We learn from our difficulties. We approach the next task with an improved awareness of how to ask, investigate and communicate.
Looking forward meeting you all at JNIS!
" Education is the most powerful tool that you can use to change the world."- Nelson Mandela We belong to a world where joining the dots is as essential as the strength of those dots. We embed into practice through curriculum, learning culture and from the world around building towards the world we want to live in, building the core attributes of Enquire, Endeavour and Excel. Our goals come alive in best practices, contemporary educational experience, which is fun, challenging, creative and collaborative while making space for individual excellence.
Education in the 21st Century for the digital natives is boundary less, it allows young minds to develop skills to be successful in all walks of life. Sir Ken Robinson, in his book "Out of Our Minds" states that "The more complex the world becomes, the more creative we need to be meet its challenges"
Our roles from a teacher thus shifts to a mentor who now facilitates and inspires students learning and creativity.
I am glad to be a part of the JNIS family in driving along the spirit of quality education.