Note from Management
Mrs. Pinky DalalJBCN Founder & Chairperson Dear Parents, My educational philosophy at JBCN has been shaped by the interplay between the two hats I have always worn -that of a mother and an educator.
The IB Diploma Programme proved to be a transformational experience for my son, Kunal, a transformation that I have observed first-hand. The rigorous yet engaging curriculum, encouraged him to think, to question, to analyse and to problem solve. It guided him to discover different aspects of his personality and to continuously challenge himself through courses he might otherwise never have chosen to take. The strong CAS Programme shaped crucial attitudes like empathy and respect, helping him to develop into a global citizen, able to view the world from multiple perspectives. It equipped him to play a variety of roles with confidence, whether it is to debate issues as a panellist, to address an audience or to devise strategies.
As a parent, I feel that the IBDP has given Kunal the confidence to follow his dreams and developed in him a sense of commitment to plan for future success. It has played a pivotal role in who he is today – be it is his educational vision, his leadership skills or his desire to give back to society.
Both as a mother and an educator, I am convinced that the IBDP will play a similar role in your children’s lives. At JBCN, we are committed to providing them with an IB Diploma Programme that offers the perfect foundation and launching pad for their future success.
Mr. Kunal DalalManaging Director To the Senior School learners,
I’ve been in your shoes. After years of schooling, I wanted to just let loose and enjoy my college years. I didn’t want to focus on learning; yet something prompted me to choose IBDP. I think it was one of the most important decisions that I made because it enabled me to come out of my cocoon and expanded my thinking. I felt that the IB was the perfect blend of allowing me to enjoy this phase but also keeping me engaged in learning. Through the IBDP, I learnt that I am responsible for my own work- no one was going to remind me to complete it. If I took deadlines lightly, it was to my own detriment. To do something, I had to give my best- taking the easy way out was not an option.
Being a student of the IB cemented my belief that in order to be an effective leader, you need knowledge and qualities in equal measure. A leader’s role is not just to lead but to keep his team together, a lesson that I learnt through my team projects. My extended essay, the CAS activities and international competitions I participated in, made me a versatile learner and prepared me for university life.
When I chose the IB, I didn’t realize the lifelong impact that the learning would have on me; but till today, I reflect on those days with fondness. I am grateful for the skills that I learnt as they have served me well through my professional journey.
Since I’ve been a student of the IB, I know firsthand the impact that it can make, motivating me to ensure that our programme will truly set our learners apart.
Mr. Sandeep ChhabraPrincipal- JBCN International School, Parel In a fast changing world, it is believed that in the next decade, young people will not only change jobs frequently but change multiple professions. In such a scenario, it is imperative that the education they receive focuses on the how rather than the what- shift from syllabus based to curriculum based education. International Baccalaureate programs are probably the only programs that run on a true curriculum, with the focus on self-directed learning. The strength of the program helps the young learner metamorphose into an adult in his/her thinking ability in a short span of two years.
The trans discipline subject choice along with the Extended essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS develop equally both the left and right brain which empowers the learner to not only be creative but also a critical thinker. The robustness of the program equips the student to be prepared for any challenge that college/university has to offer.
However, at JBCN, we want our learners to be even more equipped and hence we have created a parallel curriculum to take our DP program beyond the IB mandate. This curriculum focuses on providing modern day competencies like entrepreneurial mind-set, persuasive communication skills, data analytic skills, coding and design thinking along with traditional values of respect and empathy. These competencies along with an excellent Diploma program, not only prepares our learner for college but prepares them for life.
Mr. Sergio ChiriIB Diploma Programme CoordinatorWelcome to JBCN’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The IB DP at our school features an exciting range of subjects and additional learning opportunities whose main objective is to help you develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Academic rigour and skills development are cleverly combined to offer you a unique learning experience.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’s aims and objectives are perfectly aligned with JBCN’s mission and vision: to nurture young minds through stimulating teaching approaches framed within international mindedness and human values. The study of languages, the natural sciences, the arts, the human sciences and mathematics along with along with Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay provide a balanced curriculum and an excellent preparation for university purposes.
I have been working within the IB world for over 18 years as an English Language and Literature teacher and DP Coordinator. I am also an IB Examiner, Workshop Leader, Reader and Visit Team Member. My experience teaching in the Diploma Programme has allowed me to live in different countries around the world, meet unique people and savour different cultures.
I am fully convinced of the advantages the DP brings to learners and I have personally witnessed their growth on several occasions. The attributes the students display are visible and measurable. They become invaluable in their future studies and careers.
I hope this brief note has sparked your curiosity and your desire to shape your own future. Do not hesitate to ask if you want to find out more about this fantastic experience that awaits you.
I look forward to meeting you soon.