Character

Based on the premise that character and competence
need to be developed in congruence,
Silver Oaks identified established ideas and created new practices
to build the character and competence of learners.

Learner Profile as aspired by Silver Oaks & IBO

A learner needs to be a person who finds harmony with oneself, people, society and nature. Only then the learner will find 'learning' as a way of life.
Congruent learning environment has been created by Silver Oaks for a learner to acquire a profile.

The School aspires to develop a profile of the learner through :

Trust

Through trust based positive relationships and progressive culture, Silver Oaks aims to develop the profile of a learner with an inside out approach.

Vision

Peter Drucker
While foresight and hindsight help in focussed actions, long term vision helps clarity in purpose
School's vision is to groom young people who will

Live for a purpose
Learn to apply
Lead with determination and
Leave a timeless legacy

Culture

Culture is a way of life with certain set of practices and thoughts which helps in carving the character of a person.
Silver Oaks created a sustainable culture where people

Speak Softly and Pleasantly
Smile Always
Be Positive and Progressive
Feel good Look good and Do good
Have and Show Confidence

Motto

Inspiring words of Rabindranath Tagore
'where the mind is without fear and the head is held high'
Turned into the motto of the School and every learner in the school !

Inside out approach

The School focusses on character first and competence next.

Attributes

  • To be Balanced in body and mind, work and play and managing time
  • To be Principled in behaviour, thoughts and actions
  • To be a Thinker at all times
  • To be Caring
  • To be effective and positive Communicators
  • To be Reflective in thoughts and actions
  • To be an Inquirer while learning and living
  • To be a Risk Taker and meet challenges in learning and living
  • To be Knowledgeable
  • To be Open minded and welcome new ideas and thoughts

Attitudes

  • Appreciation
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Curiosity
  • Commitment
  • Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Confidence
  • Empathy

Skills

  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self Management Skills
  • Thinking skills
  • Research skills

Dr Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • First things first
  • Seek first to understand and then to be understood
  • Think win win
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen your saw

Leader In Me

Leadership is a responsibility which needs to be assumed by everyone.
Silver Oaks defines leadership as leading oneself before leading others. Many programs and policies have been made to make leadership integral in learning.

THE LEADER in YOU says
I am only one but I am one
I cannot do everything
But I can do something
And what I can do
I ought to do
And what I ought to do
I do
I do more than belong
I participate
I do more than care
I help
I do more than believe
I practice
I do more than be fair
I am kind
I do more than dream
I work
I do more than teach
I inspire
I do more than earn
I enrich
I do more than give
I serve
I do more than live
I grow
I do more than talk
I act
I am more than good
I am good for a cause

Me and My Country

The school's civic and social responsibility program helps in developing young people as contributors to the society. Helping the under privileged, resolutions for civic and social fabric, capacity building in weaker sections and participating in nation building are some of the activities school takes up.

Mantras of Mahatma

Gandhian principles have been defined, interpreted and contemporised to make the learners see their value in the character of a person.

  • Swaraj - Self control and Self-discipline
  • Satyagraha- Truth and Non violence
  • Sarvodaya- Universal Welfare
  • Swades- Self Sufficiency
  • Swadharma- Congruence in Thoughts and Actions

Live life the lean way

In this culture of consumerism, the school believes in the maxim, 'live life the lean way'. Discussions and debates are articulated to provoke the thoughts of students towards conservation of resources and responsible purchases.

Constitution of the school

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