Nandita Sahu- Ecole Globale International Girls’ School – Dehradun
“Every girl has the right to determine her own destiny.” It is this motto, Ecole Globale International Girls’ School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand was started with, on 14th April 2012. The school believes that “individual choices matter and as such has been designed to offer an infinite range of opportunities for every student to explore her innate capabilities in every sphere.” Ms. Nandita Sahu is the principal of the school.
Nandita Sahu, Principal
About the school
The school meticulously follows the work plan charted in the beginning and is steadily maintaining the ranking as one of the country’s best boarding schools.
The school has facilities for specialized training in sports, music, art, and finishing school adjuncts.
It is affiliated to CBSE and Cambridge International Examination Board.
Five centrally air-conditioned hostel blocks and 40 highly qualified teachers who are specially trained to work with pastoral care to enable students to receive continuous monitoring and attention.
Personal space for each student is never compromised.
Mission and Vision
A mixture of traditional Indian wisdom and innovative practices of the current days, the school strives to prepare students to face the outside world all by themselves.
Ms. Nandita Sahu points out that every child coming into the school is like getting into a new family and she learns to be a responsible member of society with sharing and bonding.
Unity, integrity, understanding, exploring, expanding cultural knowledge, and gaining a global outlook – these are the benchmarks which define an Ecole student’s growth.
The school ensures that no talent is curbed and students get all exposure to face competition at a very high level in their field of interest.
The school ensures that gifted children “never have to make a choice between academic schedules and the chance to explore other avenues.
Exposure to students
Sports: Students can select a sport on the first day itself and get extensive training from experienced instructors. Diet charts, special regiments to build stamina and strength, chances to participate in high-level competitions are offered. Shooting, Squash, Tennis, Swimming, Horse Riding, Martial arts are some of the sports activities and AstroTurf Hockey is on the agenda.
MUNs: Students participate in discussions on international issues to be prepared for leadership roles in public administration forums.
Chief guest at 6th Founders Day
Tours: Students are taken on many field trips to add to the learning experience. “Nature walks, heritage walks, and visits to places of natural beauty” help them identify with nature and industrial visits help in gaining knowledge in the subjects. Foreign tours let them learn about the other countries.
Interaction: Students get chances to interact with experts in various fields, such as educators, sportspersons and so on. SPICMACAY guides students study different types of arts and interact with exponents from various parts of India to get introduced to Indian culture and art.
Casual chat with students under Banyan tree
Health: Students access gym, yoga classes, cycling, and skating schedules to stay fit and enjoy nature. A qualified residential medical officer, staff nurses and attendants are present in the infirmary apart from the equipped dental clinic. Girls attend one on one and group sessions with a residential counsellor to maintain emotional well-being.
Usage of technology
Smart boards in classes help with A/V inputs. ICT labs are used for academic research and communicating with family on specific days. The campus is WiFi enabled and students make judicious use of the internet for educational purposes. iPads are given to senior students to work on assignments both from within and outside classrooms.
Younger children get chances to read books and feel at home while the senior ones get access to academic and reference books and light reading in every genre. Ecole conducts regular book fairs offering a variety of books to students, list of which is prepared by students.
Variety of cuisines is served at Ecole kitchen. Suggestions and upgrades to the menu are taken from students’ mess committee.
Admission officers and representatives from various universities have interactions with students of grade 12 on how to apply for overseas and Indian colleges and universities.
Student & School Achievements
Ms. Nandita Sahu lists the achievements of the school as:
Ranked 4th in India in Peer and Parent Surveys (Education World 2013)
Ranked 4th best boarding for girls (Education World 2015/India Today in Education)
Among the top all-girls’ residential schools (schoolmykids.com)
National Excellence Award for Educational for Progressive Education – 2016 (3rd National School Excellence Awards, Brainfeed), soon to be a part of Round Square
Represented India at World Scholars Cup Global Round, won 7 medals – Yale University 2016
Participated Yale MUN – 2017
Won 99 medals at the Uttarakhand State Open Shooting Championship – 2017
Hosted I CAN – 2016
Organized and hosted EGMUN (Ecole Globale MUN) in 2016
Organized and hosted Lit-fest, a Literary Festival in 2017
Excellentia National Equestrian Championship – Best School Trophy 2015
Vedika Agrawal – 2nd rank in Uttarakhand State in the 2016-17 CBSE examinations.
Manya Agrawal, sports vice-captain, and shooter – qualified for Para Olympics and Asian Games, 2015-2016
Anushka Agrawal – qualified for National Level swimming in 2017
Poulomy Choudhary and Puja Dubey – participated in an International shooting competition (semi world cup) in the Czech Republic in 2017
Zahra Rizvi – Selected as a delegate at IIMUN at United Nations Headquarters
Alina Choudhary – part of the title-winning team at the State Sub Junior Basketball Championship, Uttarakhand -2017
For more info, visit: http://www.ecoleglobale.com/
Ecole Globale International Girls’ School
C/o The Asian School
Asian Acres, Vansat Vihar (Indira Nagar)
Phone No.: 0135 276 1860