The Shishu Pahel Paddhati© at the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) level, is a well-researched methodology developed by AKES,I. Based on the High-Scope international curriculum, it has been adapted to local needs.
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.
The Little Star High School, Adilabad (LSHSA), under the flagship of the Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKESI), is over 45 years old and one of the leading schools in Adilabad. LSHSA is highly acclaimed for its excellent teachers, progressive curriculum, extra-curricular programmes and experiential learning. It invests in and optimally utilises its infrastructure and resources, while working with a team of dedicated teachers and collaborating with the community. LSHSA inspires its students and teachers alike and offers classes from Nursery to Grade 10.
LSHSA follows the State Board of Secondary Education (Government of Telangana) and offers quality education and a wide range of educational experiences to enable over 1,200 students from various cultural and social backgrounds to become thought leaders in our progressive world. LSHSA strongly believes in nurturing talent and the all-round development of students using innovative pedagogy.
LSHSA has been recognised for achieving 99% first class results, with 84% of students achieving a distinction in the Grade 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in the last four years. LSHSA was also ranked first out of more than 900 schools in the Adilabad District by the EducationWorld India School Rankings in 2020. Through focused efforts LSHSA ensures it is working towards a brighter tomorrow for its students and community.
LSHSA's alumni have followed many different career paths and are spread across the world. Many are now professional doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants (CA), entrepreneurs, politicians, educationists and members of the military.
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. Accepting the 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 Little Star High School, Adilabad.
Our school echoes the beliefs of His Highness the Aga Khan that a great school “will educate its students, not merely to be personally successful but also to use their gifts to build their communities and enhance the common good to levels beyond our dreams.”
With a strong, award-winning teaching faculty and a teaching and learning outlook focused on providing quality education, LSHSA ensures its students develop critical skills including collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving.
We believe in nurturing natural learning abilities and encouraging our students to explore, engage and educate themselves in a collaborative and interactive learning environment. Our school activities are based on discovering and strengthening inherent talents, whilst bolstering physical, emotional, social and cultural needs.
Our blend of curricular and co-curricular activities fosters the holistic development of all our students, enabling them to become progressive members of a fast-paced and pluralistic society. We also aim to foster an environment that encourages life-long learning, engages students' natural curiosity and prepares students to thrive in an ever-changing world.
We look forward to meeting you and will be welcoming visits to the school from prospective parents once the COVID-19 situation improves and visits are permitted.
Principal – Y. Kamalakar Reddy
The Student Council was established to provide students with the voice and choice to create a mind-set 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 4) and Secondary Student Council (Grades 8 to 10) with 14 members each. 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.
LSHSA follows a traditional methodology of apportioning pupils into smaller groups, known as houses, to create smaller communities within the wider school community. This enables students 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 the 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 Diamond House Trophy for the academic year.
At LSHSA 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 Teacher Meetings (PTMs) is compulsory.
LSHSA also seeks parental cooperation through its Parent Teacher Association – Executive Committee (PTA – EC) body. The PTA – EC comprises of parents from the Primary and Secondary Sections who are elected under the guidelines of the State Education Department. The PTA – EC has one parent and one teacher as representatives of each grade. PTA – EC elections are conducted at the beginning of each academic year. Thus, the school encourages an ongoing partnership with parents to ensure the smooth functioning of its operations and support to the community.
LSHSA welcomes alumni to engage and participate in school activities and alumni engagement programmes.
Alumni may contact the school Alumni Coordinator for more information:
Mr. Ashok Bashetty, Alumni Coordinator
Tel: (+91 8732) 227301 (between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekdays)
Alumni can register with the school to find out more about school activities and alumni engagement programmes by clicking here.