|Purpose, Values & Principles|
The Fountainhead Mission: To Nurture Leaders Through Primary Greatness
Fountainhead believes that learning is a life long process and we therefore seek to inculcate in students, parents, teachers & the society at large, the sheer sense of joy of the learning. We will provide a happy, purposeful, safe and nurturing environment to help our learners develop skills, attitudes & character to achieve sustainable success in life. We aim to scale newer heights in terms of curriculum innovation and teaching methodologies and build an institute of excellence.
Fountainhead's Organizational Values:
What do our values mean to us? What do they stand for?
Values arise out of what we believe to be important about people, society and about learning and knowledge. A school's vision and mission statement indicates its core values which can inform and support the way the school develops.
Every decision and every interaction that takes place in our school reflects the values of the individuals involved and the collective values of our school community. It provides us a framework for learning and personal development which, in practice, the school community share and agree on. In order to be professional and ethical it is important that each school member should practice these values so well that if no policy or procedure manuals are available, we would still make best decisions based on our understanding of these values.
The below mentioned details will help us to identify and illustrate the dimensions of each value.
The values represented here are the values that the organization and all its members are committed to in their decision-making and their interaction with people.
The values here have been chosen after brainstorming with all the staff members and after which sufficient time was given for any suggested changes. These values while inter-connected with each other represent different dimensions of the way each member of the Fountainhead team must always abide by in letter and in spirit. Every Fountainhead team member is expected to display these values:
Fairness to all means doing things (action) or decisions must be not discriminate or give undue advantage to anyone, whether they know or not. I will not favor oneâ€™s viewpoint over another in collecting and presenting views and opinion and will be focused on rational behavior by being committed to the principles and opposing prejudice, dishonesty and injustice.
I accomplish all tasks with discipline and commitment and with a capacity for moral decisions and therefore capable of rational thought or action and for being accountable for my individual and communityâ€™s actions towards myself, others and the environment. I will exercise personal responsibility for my actions and I will make sure that my actions do not interfere with the academic and social environment of the school. I will maintain a high standard of behavior by adhering to the values & principles and respecting the rights of others.
I regard myself and others in a lawful and just manner and diversity within the society. I will also to accept the right of others to hold different or opposing view. I will demonstrate respect for others by striving to learn from differences between people, ideas, and opinions and by avoiding behaviors that compromise or demean the dignity of individuals or groups, including intimidation, stalking, harassment, discrimination, taunting, ridiculing, insulting, or acts of violence.
I will strive for the highest personal achievement in all aspects of schooling and individual and community action, work and life-long learning. I always implement practices that continue to produce valued outcomes. Sustainability is developed most effectively when it is put at the heart of a schoolâ€™s planning and implementation and is reflected in the schoolâ€™s vision. It creates and maintains the conditions under which we can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. â€˜Excellenceâ€™ is a term we use to describe the farthest end of the quality spectrumâ€™. This can be achieved by doing things right the first time, using the latest tool for problem solving and providing perfect quality at the right time and right place.
I will consistently try and apply a joint problem-solving approach.Â There are risks taking situations in which the outcome benefits each of two often opposing groups, where both parties consider / cooperate / compromise with each other and reach to a consensus to gain from a transaction or deal, or all possible outcomes are favorable. It also deals with the sense of caring and well being of you and others, demonstrating empathy and acting with compassion and maturity.
Honesty and integrity will go hand-in-hand. To be honest is to apply integrity to a situation, circumstances or instance. I will be honest and trustworthy to all. I will treat people around me with fairness, honesty and openness. I will not engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception because such acts of dishonesty violate the organizational ethics and principles. I believe that every school member should be transparent in respect to work ethics and choose to follow the right way not diplomatic.
As a learner I will always try to acquire new knowledge, beliefs, behaviors, skills, values, preferences or understanding with open mind, for self holistic growth, and may involve synthesizing different types of information with positive mind. I evaluate my strengths and limitations, will set realistic goals and understand how to achieve them. I monitor my performance and progress, will always welcome feedback from others and use this to make changes to my learning.
Fountainhead School shall be the principal source of knowledge & education that primarily â€œfacilitates learningâ€ for the children (and not teach in the conventional sense). The learners at Fountainhead will have the ideal environment to:
What I hear, I forget.
Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)
Fountainhead School intends to affiliate with International Boards of Education in order to provide high quality of education and is committed to the following: