“Care & Special Education”, as the name indicates…we create a safe, caring and nurturing environment for children with special needs wherein they can strive to achieve their fullest potential.
As the President of School Management Committee, it is an honor and privilege to partner with all the stakeholders of “Care & Special Education” for achieving the Mission and Vision of CSE.
My association with CSE has been in many forms…initially as a member of Task Force and later as part of SMC in the years Feb’14- Feb’16. I am very happy to be back again.
As an institution, we see the role of CSE as that of ‘enablers’. We have to assist parents and help children in unlocking their latent potential. It is not about developing new potential. It is more about bringing out and helping children express and enhance the potential already latent in them. Once the children catch a glimpse of their potential, that’s when the passion is born in them to achieve the same, albeit with little a help and care from their caregivers. So, it is not just about ideas. It is about making ideas happen. As Temple Grandin said, “Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it…”
My message to staff is, whenever you are in any dilemma regarding what course of action must be taken; adopt the mantra – “Child First”. Ask yourself one simple question every morning on your way to work – “Would you want to be a student in your class?” I ask three questions to myself. Who am I? What is my purpose? What do I need to do? I am a member of Team CSE. My purpose is to ensure that we give our collective best to help each child bloom to his/her fullest potential. I need to ensure that all possible assistance is given to staff and most conducive environment is created for everyone to contribute towards the achievement of our mission and vision.
I urge each one of us, whether parent, teacher, therapist or support staff to ask these three questions to ourselves. This approach will be the basis for planning, executing, monitoring and reviewing all activities, policies and decision-making.
Our efforts should be guided by our beliefs and commitments to Independence (of children) Inclusiveness (for children), Participation (by children), Quality (in all we do) and Openness (to spur creativity). If someone asks us, “What do you do?” Unhesitatingly, our answer should be, “Whatever it takes.”
Let’s all continue to Love, Teach, Encourage, Mentor, Praise, Influence, Guide and Inspire children under our care.
With best wishes,
President-School Management Committee
Care & Special Education