A good school is one which takes care of its pupils in a manner that enables them to get a sound foundation for dealing with life.
In addition it is essential for a good school to transmit knowledge of various subjects that are considered necessary in a way that the pupils are able to grasp the ideas and also appreciate them.
In my opinion a good school needs to focus not only on academic instruction but also on physical development, mental/intellectual growth, sensitivity to cultural issues and other such aspects which are essential not only to make a child get academic knowledge but also to sensitize him to the essential aspects of life.
It is essential for a school to transmit moral and ethical values to the children.
The child should get a broadening of the vision to enable him to deal with the world as a global village. Efforts need to be made to enhance the confidence level in every child.
The school must ensure that a sound foundation is laid for a child to become a good citizen of his country. A child must also have feelings of caring, sharing, compassion, mercy and other such qualities which would enable him to become humane in his nature.
A basic requirement is that a child must learn to respect his parents, teachers, senior members of the society etc. A good school should ensure that the child loves going to the school and does not treat it as a place where he has to go by compulsion.
The atmosphere should be friendly although the discipline needs to be strict. The teachers should be regarded by every child as friends/philosophers/guides rather than someone of whom they are scared.
By the time the child leaves the school he should have acquired the ability to think independently and to also act as a member of a team.
Chairman, DPS Society