Ms. Shalini Mehrotra, The Principal
"Childhood is not preparation for life; Childhood is life."
At VDJS, we believe that we are born with immense natural talent, all of us, all human beings. Thus, the primary mission of education for the 21st century is to enable the learners to understand the world within to better understand the world around them. The outside world is changing so fast that the simple dissemination of information to the learners will not be of use to keep them abreast with the requisite skills needed to be a global citizen.
In order to equip our learners with the skills required to deal with the uncertainties of tomorrow, we not only inculcate in them the time-tested values and ethos within a happy and creatively charged environment, which encourages fearless intellectual curiosity, but also successfully integrate modern technology in their learning process. For us, the technological tools are a part of an educational process however, we recognize that like any other tool, it can't replace good education, rather enhances it. We believe that great technologies don't produce great education, but great educators do.
Our girls firmly believe that to be successful and to attain excellence in life we need to compete with our own self by stretching our own boundaries, rather competing with others. We should aspire to reach new heights, not for the world to see us at the top rather for us to see the world from the top.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Intelligence plus character— that's the goal of true education". At VDJS, we help stimulate the minds of children and the capacities for learning. For us, education is a personal process. Educators at VDJS, understand that it's people who learn, it's a human mind, a human heart, that responds to their own experiences of learning through enthusiastic, self-discovery and by inspiring a love for integrity, compassion and life; finally transforming budding girls into women of substance in the world of tomorrow who have a healthy blend of sensitivity, compassion, emotional intelligence and a steely resolve in their personality.