Blog by the Founder and CEO, Ms. Priti Agarwal

 

Mrs. Priti Agarwal Founder and CEO

Awards & Felicitations

Founder-promoter of Kangaroo Kids and Billabong franchise in Kanpur she has earned a prominent place amongst the leading businesswomen and social workers in Northern India.

A lawyer, educationist and an entrepreneur, she was the first woman to trade on the floor of the UP Stock Exchange (Kanpur). Cutting her teeth in the world of business managing her family’s business and legal affairs, she was inspired by her daughter’s progress at Kangaroo Kids, still in its early stages in Bombay, and decided to take the concept to Kanpur.

Making significant investments in developing the concept through coaching parents and developing teachers alike, whilst also capturing the imagination of young minds, Priti has cut-through the century-old rote-system based education system, and championed highest quality international education in U.P./North India. She went on to expand the franchise developing new buildings/infrastructure, and extending the school to two new campuses in Kanpur. Affiliated with Cambridge CAIE, Kangaroo Kids Kanpur/ Billabong High schools have come to be regarded as one of the best international schools in North India/U.P. Today, it is also frequented by visiting faculty from some of the leading schools in the world.

Priti has also joined the UCAS and is a part of the Global Career network of UCLA, It is only this year that she has initiated the RULER (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, expressing and regulating emotions) Programme in her School in association with Yale & Billabong Kanpur has been declared as an SEL School, integrating Social & emotional intelligence in to their School.


 

Ms. Priti Agarwal, Founder & CEO, BHIS Cantonment, Kanpur shares her views on different aspects of education in a candid blog.
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PROGRESSIVE SCHOOLING – A SUCCESSOR TO EFFECTIVE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT”

As we look ahead into the 21st century, leaders will be those who empower others.
– Bill Gates, co-founder, Microsoft

Schooling is one of the most crucial phases of a child’s development. It is in a positive school environment that a child learns to foster strong relationships amongst his/her fellow students and teachers and develops the important skills of analysis required in day to day life to inculcate wisdom for a lifetime. The school management is the leader that empowers the school system to function and operate not only as an organisational entity but also as a place for nurturing human values and academic brilliance.

Parents, teachers, non-teaching staff and students are important stakeholders in the school system and safety and security of children is prerequisite for a healthy school environmentRead more

 

THE DIRE NEED OF THE HOUR IS TO MORPH `STEM’ EDUCATION INTO `STEAM’

To put this contextually, to fight the growing onslaught of rampant Artificial Intelligence across all work disciplines, there exists an exponential need in our integrated learning systems at school, to incorporate `Arts’ or `Creativity’ along with the usual Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths curriculum.

We are a uniquely imaginative species .Our ability to conceive complex ideas and realize them requires a series of cognitive processes which are beyond the capability of any other life form or any machine on this planet .This fantastic gift, if cultivated properly can enable us to achieve the extraordinary!
Being an artist is to imagine, be curious- they have a brightness about them that radiates a palpable life form.
There will be more and more artists or creative thinkers, Read more

 

CREATIVITY IS CURIOUSITY

`What I know how to do, I’ve already done. Therefore, I must always do what I do not know how to do.’- Eduardo Chillida

Creativity is to challenge the Challenging. Applying creative thinking in an uncreative field gives you an advantage – An area that is considered uncreative like administration, accounting, banking science or any other serious industry is the perfect place to inject creativity and it will be most effective.

Creativity is looking from the inside. We tend to stand outside in what we do – looking in – detached – analytical. To get most out of life and work we need to see if from the inside .Whatever you are interested in get into it Imagine you are the subject of your project; you have to immerse yourself in your surroundings and intensely study the subject to recreate it. Read more

 

WHY SPORTS IS THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE ASPECT OF OUR LIVES

The Human brain is designed to work its best with adequate amount of physical and mental exercise. Exercise is the most transformative thing we can do for ourselves. The effect it has on the brain is immediate as a single workout session has the capability to increase levels of transmitters like dopamine, serotonin and noradrenalin. This leads to better focus and attention and has a protective effect on our brain. Brain is a muscle, the more you are moving and working out the bigger and stronger it gets.

Sports are the most effective way of making physical and mental exercises a routine part of your life. Sports are not just exercises but are enjoyed at multiple levels just like music, arts & literature. Read more

 

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION IN A SCHOOL ECO-SYSTEM

Education is not just an understanding of different subjects of Science, Commerce or Arts, it is understanding of world around us and learning the skills for life. Billabong High International School is a place where students are nourished to be successful human beings with a positive attitude towards life and a strong commitment towards society.

BHIS is set in the heart of the city of Kanpur- An idyllic setting of classes in open spaces! What makes it such an impressive school is not only the wonderful staff, the students and the parents but also the myriad of opportunities available to its young people. Whether it be the unique curriculum or the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, BHIS Kanpur has distinguished itself as a centre of excellence. Read more

 

EVERYONE CAN DO WELL IN ACADEMICS

Every student is capable of achieving well in academics as well as co-curricular. It is sometimes believed that some students don’t have the talent for academics. While all students may not have the same level of understanding or intelligence, with the right mindset, and the right teaching, every student is capable of achieving beyond the expectations. A mindset that intelligence and talent is fixed needs to be replaced by a mindset of growth, a mindset that intelligence and talent can be developed. A lot of capabilities get drained away or aren’t fully realised by underestimating a student’s potential to develop.

Reading is one of those potential keys that lay the foundations of building academic success and character. Read more

 

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