"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.
I am truly honoured to be a part of the JNIS family , the last ten years has been an incredible learning experience . I endeavour to sow the seeds of faith in god and in oneself , the hope to press on further, and need to dream big . " The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." Khalil Gibran
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!