Seema Sapru, Principal

We juggle elephants… and what a balance we make!

From wi-fi enabled teaching to pottery making, learning the art of appropriate body language through mime to weaving in the looms, we do it all. Not a dull moment here this is The Heritage School for you! From balancing the rifle on the shoulder to hitting the target in the archery area, we’ve mastered the art of juggling elephants.
While some of our children are preparing for Youthopia, an equal number is busy researching for various committees for THS MUN. While we celebrate the success of our ICSE /ISC students in their board examinations, our IGCSE and IBDP students write their public examination.
Technology is put to best use here with 6 libraries and state of the art subject laboratories at all levels, but, as the vision of the school states, we stay grounded in tradition. We take pride in folding our hands and saying Namaste to everyone in school. We truly are a school with a difference. ……who says children dislike school? One would get to see more smiling faces here than anywhere else.
We teach our students the importance of working hard, of being consistent and perseverant, of timely submission of work, of making an effort to do better at the next opportunity available, and of being respectful to all. We applaud their effort more than just high scores. With the plethora of aesthetic and sporting activities offered, each child is acknowledged for some achievement or the could be performing arts or visual arts or creative writing!
There’s one very important aspect of the day boarding facility we offer. In our own small way we teach our children the importance of making an emotional connect at the dining table. With the disappearance of the joint family system, young students are unaware of the pleasures of celebrating each meal savoured together. It really is not about the food we eat, it’s about the fun times we have sharing meals with our friends and teachers. Our ex-students who complained the most about food items served to them at THS, miss their meal times the most!
Hats off to the transport department of our school for ensuring smooth operation of a fleet of over 80 air-conditioned buses carrying more than 2500 students per day. This is the place where students of different classes, of all age groups, make lasting bonds of friendship. Seniors become protective of their fellow junior travelers and the juniors reciprocate by giving them due respect. Here, first-aid boxes are made available for any emergency.
Our pursuit of bringing a paradigm shift from teaching to learning continues to set the school as future focused. The introduction of the research based assessment system in the Middle School was a significant step in 2013 that allows cross curricular learning. Undoubtedly, the school’s academic achievement average is much above the national level. Our assessment system helps students to question, to think, to reason and to analyse. Rote learning can take a back seat here. We like to work in the laboratories and apply our teaching learning to our day-to-day situations.
Professional development helps the teachers of our school to stay ahead and implement the latest trends in education. Our well qualified and trained teachers are senior examiners, team leaders and help in curriculum designing at the national level for ICSE/ISC and IBDP. We also offer NIOS and IGCSE qualifications. The desire for overall improvement and achieving excellence is insatiable. We would like to further improve our quality of teaching-learning practices and our delivery.
While we celebrate the success of our meritorious students, we take pride in giving opportunity to all at school. We have a sizable number of students who have special educational needs and who achieve as per their abilities.
The School has witnessed ten batches of Class X and eight batches of class XII write success stories for the school. Our alumni are in the most- sought after Universities and Institutes in the country and the world over, like the IITs, IIMs, BITS Pilani, Purdue, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Oxford, to name a few. Members of The Old Heritans Association (TOHA) meet every few months and have an annual event in the first week of January.
We would like to encourage greater student led initiatives and more entrepreneurial projects this year. Sanglaap, Entrebiz, Abhivyakti, Khoj, Pradarshan, Confero and the exchange programmes at school ensure holistic learning. I would like to thank all stakeholders for extending their cooperation and support without which it would not be possible to turn a school into a premier institution.
They say that there exists a thin dividing line that separates a good school from a truly great school. I am happy to say that in our fifteenth year, we are moving steadily along the journey to greatness, and it is a pleasure to be accompanied on this journey by so many wonderful people.