Message from the Head of School

 


The Assam Valley School believes in preparing students for Life; where the focus in on skill development is more important than knowledge acquisition and teaching the child is more important than teaching the subject.

In the 21st century, where knowledge is changing so rapidly, it is very important that skills such as Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Character are developed in each child. At AVS, where Student Voice is part of everyday life it is but natural that our students develop these skills and develop into responsible and confident young adults.

The focus on Whole Education ensures that students get plenty of opportunities to excel outside the four walls of the class as well as within. With over 30 different activities and 17 different options in sports, every student at AVS is able to find a niche for themselves where they flourish.

 

Background information on Head of School:

Ms. Sonya Ghandy Mehta, is a graduate in Psychology and Education. After completing her Master's in Special Education from the University of San Diego, USA she has had over 22 years of experience in teaching and administrative responsibilities of which over 12 years have been in Mainstream schools.

Previously, Ms. Mehta has been associated with Indus International School, Bangalore, in various capacitiesfor over 8 years; starting from being a teacher to Curriculum Coordinator to Director of Curriculum for the Indus Trust. She has also served as an adjunct faculty to the Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) where she teaches two modules to trainee teachers as part of the Keele Post Graduate Diploma in International Education (PGDIE) and was the Coordinating mentor for 2 years. When the Indus International Community School for underprivileged children was setup, she was actively involved in developing the curriculum as well as training the teachers.

Ms. Mehta is of the firm belief that the strength of a school lies in the teaching faculty. Her belief in education is to teach the whole child by setting high expectations both in academic and co-curricular areas.