AKSC follows the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) curriculum and offers quality education and a wide range of educational experiences to enable over 500 students to become thought leaders in our progressive world.
Aga Khan Schools aspire to deliver an inclusive, academically rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that honours the context in which students live and their place as global citizens. Graduates from Aga Khan Schools are equipped with the knowledge they need to thrive throughout their adult lives, skills to be successful in an ever-changing world and attitudes and values to conduct themselves respectfully and embrace diversity in all its forms. Aga Khan Schools endeavour to teach students to make ethical choices and embrace the strength of pluralism and service. Aga Khan Schools are committed to diligent scholarship and stewardship.
Aga Khan School, Chitravad (AKSC), under the flagship of the Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKESI), was established in June 2003. It invests and optimally utilises infrastructure and resources, while working with a team of dedicated teachers and collaborating with the community. The school aims to provide quality education and offers classes from Nursery to Grade 12 to students from 40 villages.
AKSC follows the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) curriculum and offers quality education and a wide range of educational experiences to enable over 500 students to become thought leaders in our progressive world. AKSC strongly believes in nurturing talent and the all-round development of students using innovative educational methodologies.
AKSC has been awarded numerous prestigious awards in recognition of its quality education, social impact and environmental awareness initiatives. It ranked second at national level for social impact in 2021 and received a special merit for ecology and environmental awareness in 2020 by the EducationWorld Jury Awards. The school also ranked first as the Best Co-Ed School in the Gir-Somnath district by the EducationWorld Survey in 2019 and 2020.
AKSC inspires its students and teachers alike, resulting in an educational experience that is rewarding and enriching. The school also offer numerous extra-curricular activities that work in tandem with core educational activities to create well-rounded individuals. Through constant efforts, AKSC is persistently working towards a brighter tomorrow for its students and community.
Enriching lives by creatively enhancing and sustaining quality education in a relevant global environment.
To enable many generations of students to acquire both knowledge and the essential wisdom to balance that knowledge and enable their lives to attain the highest fulfilment.
We strive towards excellence with an earnest desire to continually improve, learn and grow.
Ethical values such as integrity, honesty and responsibility serve as a guiding light in challenging situations. The staff model the highest standards of ethics for students to observe and follow.
Pluralism and Diversity
India is a melting pot of cultures, customs and traditions. Appreciating this diversity and having a pluralistic attitude is key to becoming contributing members of society. The school environment, staff and practices acknowledge and reflect this belief.
We are constantly learning and evolving to facilitate an excellent education for our students.
We provide students with adequate opportunities to develop and hone their perspectives. They are encouraged to be mindful about the world beyond them, its impact on their lives and vice-versa. The school strives to instil the values, attitudes and behaviours that support global citizenship, including creativity, innovation, commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development.
Welcome to AKSC!
In the words of His Highness the Aga Khan VI, “…the way in which children are educated in their earliest years is a key which can unlock the doors of opportunity for the rest of their lives... the evidence accumulates steadily showing that an investment made in the earliest, pre-school years can bring enormous dividends as a child proceeds from one level of education to another” (His Highness the Aga Khan, Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Madrasa Programme, Mombasa, Kenya, 14 August 2007).
AKSC is in a remote rural location of the Gir-Somnath district with modern infrastructure and teaching and learning facilities to provide a world class learning experience for its students. Teachers regularly participate in professional development to learn modern teaching techniques and the latest trends in education to effectively delivery the curriculum to students. For more than a decade, AKSC has been successful in securing excellent academic results, especially in the GSHSEB examinations.
AKSC’s aim is to provide a relevant education and enable our students to become global citizens and develop key skills, values and attitudes, including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, leadership, verbal and non-verbal communication, creativity, innovation, cultural and global awareness, citizenship, character education, ethical grounding and compassion for people and the environment.
At AKSC we not only support our students’ academic and holistic development, but we also give them the tools to become critical thinkers and to approach school life with curiosity and laughter.
Principal – Dolly Vaja
The Student Council was established to provide students with the voice and choice to create a mindset of self-direction and a powerful student-centric movement. Members have the opportunity to hone their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and learn about the ethics of fair governance and the essence of democracy. Some of the key skills that they develop include reflection, responsibility for oneself and others, teamwork, valuing multiple perspectives and leadership.
The Student Council consists of a Primary Student Council (Grade 5) and Secondary Student Council (Grades 9 and 11) with eight and 20 members respectively on each council. These council members are democratically elected by their fellow students and teachers based on the parameters of integrity, leadership and academic achievement. The Student Council is led by the School Captains (Head Boy and Head Girl), School Vice Captains, Cultural Captains and Vice Captains, Sports Captains and Vice Captains and the House Captains and Vice Captains.
AKSC follows a traditional methodology of apportioning pupils into smaller groups, known as houses, to create smaller communities within the wider school community. This enables the students within the groups to demonstrate and develop social values and team spirit.
Each house’s name is inspired by various eminent personalities in India. The four houses have a symbol, name and colour: Mahatma Gandhi House (Yellow), Mother Teresa House (Blue), A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House (Red) and Rabindranath Tagore House (Green). Furthermore, each House is represented by the House Captain and led by a House Master (teacher).
Every student from Grade 1 onwards is assigned to one of the houses and remains in the same house throughout their school life. The students contribute to their house by participating in various inter-house competitions in sports, cultural and academic related activities throughout the year. The house with the most points wins the coveted ‘Best House’ trophy for the academic year.
At AKSC we firmly believe that parents play a pivotal role in the functioning of a school and the overall development of their children.
Parents of all sections are offered a variety of opportunities to participate in various school activities. They are also invited as resource persons to interact with students and other parents. Parents are encouraged to volunteer their time and support the school to facilitate their child’s overall development. Parental attendance on Open Days and Parent Teach Meetings (PTMs) is compulsory.
AKSC also seeks parental cooperation through its Parent Teacher Association (PTA) body. The PTA comprises of parents from the Primary and Secondary Sections who are elected under the guidelines of the State Education Department. The PTA has one parent and one teacher as representatives of each grade. PTA elections are conducted at the beginning of each academic year. Thus, the school encourages an ongoing partnership between with parents to ensure the smooth functioning of its operations and support to the community.
Our alumni have gone into many different professions and have kept the school flag flying high. AKSC encourages its alumni to stay connected through the Alumni Coordinator, Mr. Sanjay Jarer, and participate in school activities throughout the year.
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