Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being; the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual......
Physical education had three principal aspects: (1) control and discipline of the functioning of the body; (2) an integral, methodical and harmonious development of all the parts and movements.......
Of all education, vital education is perhaps the most important, the most indispensable..... That is why it is of prime importance that the vital education of the child should begin as early as possible....
A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases........ These five phases, in brief, are: (1) Development of the power of concentration,.....
So far we have dealt only with the education that can be given to all children born upon earth and which is concerned with purely human faculties. But one need not inevitably stop there.........
The objectives therefore are:
The School believes that Value Education, Co-curricular activities and Physical Education are no less important than academic pursuits. Participation in co-curricular activity classes and clubs, where applicable, and Value Education and Physical Education is mandatory.
The School believes that Technology is not an end in itself but a means and hence computer-aided rather than computer education is extensively used to arouse interest and build initiative.
The Future Foundation School, is founded on the principles and guided by the light of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Students are prepared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE - Year 10) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC - Year 12) examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
The approach to Education here is bound by no conventions. The methodology is based on themes, projects and seminars; role-plays and debates; replacement of block-tests with a system of continuous assessment; parameter-wise grading instead of formal ranking; involvement in School's Club activities a balance between academics, co-curricular activities, value and physical education; skill-based and flexible syllabus at lower levels gradually crystallizing in the form of ICSE and ISC curricula; offering of Humanities, Commerce and Science Streams at ISC level, regular career-counselling sessions to broaden the range of choices as well as encourage students to choose in accordance with aptitude and inclination - to name a few of the visible measures. TFFS is thus a balance of rules and freedom, love and discipline.
Students with learning difficulties and behavioral problems have ready help from counsellors and doctors. Such help is provided free of cost.
The increasing need for and acceptance of counselling is evident in recent times. The school has professionals in its Student Support cell for couselling and as special educators.
Career counselling is carried out on a regular basis for senior students. All students of Classes IX to XII are encouraged to undertake this. The counselling is conducted by Institute for Career Studies, Lucknow.
Parents participate in an introductory seminar in order to build up awareness. Students have a separate day for a seminar. They have to individually appear for an aptitude test. Finally there is individual counselling for all students. The students then receive an elaborate report advising them on careers they should pursue based on the skills they have.
As a part of learning methods used in the two schools students are taken out of the premises on various trips related to their subject of studies. Students are encouraged to participate in various seminars and other learning activities. Costs incurred is borne by the schools.
The Future Foundation School believes in an education that not only makes a child ready for his higher studies but also teaches him to be independent and to be able to take care of his personal needs. This is achieved by teaching them 'Life Skills'. Life skills classes are held every week for all children upto Class X. Children learn to wash clothes, polish shoes, stitch buttons on shirts, mend torn clothes, remove stains. Senior students also learn to iron clothes. Table manners, first aid, checking blood pressure are also taught. All students learn to prepare some food and wash utensils. Food preparation including non-cooked food like sandwiches, different kinds of drinks like fruit juice and other snacks where the use of a burner is not required. Older children learn to use the burner and cook food or bake delicacies.
The Future Foundation School lays equal stress on academics and co-curricular activities. This helps the child to develop initiative, behave responsibly and achieve poise and confidence.
Display of children's work done in school is done through 'Learning Pageant' - a display of learning. Display boards in class rooms are used to display skills and concepts being developed in children and also their work through the term.
In the primary classes upto class IV teachers display the various thematic activities that children had participated in during the term. Students perform for the visitors and showcase learning through role plays, music and action songs. Children work on puzzles and other educational tools to display the learning they have acquired through these tools.
Classes V and VI display learning through thematic projects. Models and Charts prepared by students as well as their worksheets display the concepts that children acquire through the Term. Role plays and class room experiments are also set up so that children can display concepts learnt. Senior students use various experiments set up in the labs to eplain to visitors concepts in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. Learning of Literature in English, Bengali and Hindi is displayed through drama and role plays.
The nature of Sri Aurobindo's and The Mother's influence is subtle and atmospheric. The student's daily prayer is:
The children celebrate Sri Aurobindo's and The Mother's birthdays with drills, parades, cultural programmes and quiz contests, lovingly draw up charts depicting milestones from Their earthly lives and Their teachings and make offerings of flowers at Their feet on Darshan days. Sometimes the priests, sometimes the audience; these children are always a part of the worship of beauty in this temple of culture.
The school itself is located within the premises of Lakshmi's House, that houses Sri Aurobindo's relics - a material assurance of Their living Presence and Guidance. When the teachers and students walk through the portals of "Mother's own House in Calcutta", they breathe this very presence and share with their souls the vibration of every atom in this Home of Grace - a vibration of truth, consciousness and love - a vibration that awakens and intensifies aspiration into a one-pointed flame seeking the Divine and a life divine.
|Affiliated to||Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE & ISC)|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Second Language||Bengali & Hindi
French & Sanskrit are also offered as Third Language options
|Streams available in Plus Two||Science, Humanities, Commerce|
|School timings||Classes I & II : Morning shift 9.20 a.m. - 12.10 p.m.
Day shift 12.10 p.m. - 3.10 p.m.
Classes III to XII : 8.20 a.m. - 3.10 p.m.
|Transport options||Chartered bus (Not run by School)|
|Address||3, Regent Park
Kolkata -700 040
|Above 90%||80% - 90%||70% - 80%||60% - 70%||50% - 60%||Less
|2005||62||17||27||12||4||2||NIL||Sayari Chowdhury (94.4%)|
|2006||70||14||30||20||4||2||NIL||Subhagata Das (94.8%)|
|2007||88||22||40||20||5||1||NIL||Anusha Suresh (97%)|
|2008||64||18||28||18||NIL||NIL||NIL||Sourav Ghosh (96.8%)|
|2009||69||25||27||14||3||NIL||NIL||Prerona Dutta (97.6%)|
|2010||72||29||26||17||NIL||NIL||NIL||Arani Basu (97.2%)|
|2011||70||33||24||8||5||NIL||NIL||Gaurav Mitra (97.4%)|
|2012||72||36||24||12||NIL||NIL||NIL||Ankush Mukherjee (97.6%)|
|Above 90%||80% - 90%||70% - 80%||60% - 70%||50% - 60%||Less
|2005||70||7||36||21||6||NIL||NIL||Joy Dutta (91.8%)|
|2006||64||15||33||16||NIL||NIL||NIL||Siddhartha Mukherjee (95.25%)|
|2007||57||15||35||6||1||NIL||NIL||Nishant Dey Purakayastha (94%)|
|2008||61||20||37||4||NIL||NIL||NIL||Suvraleena Bandyopadhyay (95.25%)|
|2009||72||20||38||13||1||NIL||NIL||Anusha Suresh (97%)|
|2010||98||32||37||24||5||NIL||NIL||Debdutta Sanyal (96.25%)|
|2011||112||31||50||22||8||1||NIL||Anasuya Goswami (97.5%)|
|2012||108||25||53||21||9||NIL||NIL||Arani Basu(95.75%), Sarnab Bhattacharya(95.75%)|
Parents / Guardians / Applicants are expressly informed that The Future Foundation School is an unaided Co-ed School affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.
The Future Foundation School and Arun Nursery School are two distinct entities. Admission to one school does not guarantee admission to the other.
The School does not accept any donation in cash or in kind for admission. Should any consideration be demanded, the School Management must promptly be intimated. If anyone is found to have paid any sum of money as consideration for admission to an intermediary, individual or organization, admission will be cancelled at the sole discretion of the School Management.
|R2||Accordingly Parents / Guardians / Applicants are requested to note the following: (A) Not to pay any amount by cash, cheque, or kind to anyone for admission. (B) Not to be misled by any false claims for securing admission by paying donation.|
|R3||The right of granting admission - subject to the laws of the land, as applicable to this institution from time to time - is reserved with the School Management. No explanation will be given if admission is not granted.|
|R4||In case it is discovered that incorrect or misleading information was provided during or as part of the Admisssion process , then Admission, even if granted, will stand cancelled at the sole discretion of the School Management.|
|R5||Fees (other than Security Deposit) once paid, shall NOT be refunded under any circumstances.|
|R6||Parents / Guardians / Applicants are expressly informed that Registration does NOT guarantee Admission.|
|R8.1||Parents / Guardians / Applicants are expressly informed that the School activities combine Academics with Sports, Adventure and Cultural Activities, some or all of which are compulsory as part of the overall education and development of the child.|
|R8.2||Parents / Guardians / Applicants to confirm that no claims will be made against the School Management in respect of any loss or injury to the child during the course of any of the activities conducted by the School.|
|R8.3||Parents / Guardians / Applicants agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the School, being in force, including providing the appropriate indemnities, if required, in respect of any facilities obtained / arranged by the school for any of the activities planned for the children during the school tenure of the child.|
|R9||Eligibility criteria - The Admission/Registration will automatically stand cancelled for candidates who do not conform to the specified eligibility criteria.|
|R10||The School respects the rights of Parents / Guardians / Applicants to choose whether to receive information from the School via sms or e-mail and hence provides suitable options. However, the School reserves the right to send sms or e-mail to Parents/Guardians/Applicants in case of emergency notifications or any other important need, recognized as such by the School.|
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