Maalinyai is another name for Goddess Saraswati, who is the Hindu goddess of knowledge. The name thus represents wisdom and consciousness, which is gained through perseverance.
Standing at a crucial crossroad, I often ponder on whether the paradigm of education itself is changing to catalyse such a magnanimous phenomenon! Are we doing justice to our ever-evolving, diverse group of learners? Is our learning ecosystem adequately updated to cater to the needs of the world of tomorrow?
Questions keep pouring in my mind, while I witness changes occurring at a magical pace in every sphere of life.
The American educational reformer, John Dewey, once said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” I think the time has come for all of us to have some checks and balances on how the ship of education is sailing towards the future.
At The Maalinyai School, we believe we can be the harbinger of change; provided we decode the signals about the future that lies in store; and adapt to them suitably in the current scenario. We feel the need to equip our next-gen learners with all the resources that will enable them to face the future with confidence. Accordingly, we have created the space for a future footballer to understand Physics, and a future doctor to appreciate the essence of language.
Towards this goal, the mentors at The Maalinyai School are bestowed with a unique opportunity of shaping their learners with 21st-century skills. In a way, the shift has just started; and we are its proud pioneers.
Let us do away with the narrow barriers of conventional homework, tests, and one-way lectures. Let us imagine beyond the scripted words of ‘mission’ and ‘vision’. Let us join hands to realise the dream of making education an indispensable aspect of human identity.
Head of Academics,
The Maalinyai School