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The World as I see it.

By Not Einstein.

There are certain things people say that affect you in ways the person who said the quote never thinks of. I will discuss certain things said by some of my teachers now. I will only elaborate on how these quotes make me feel and the reason for my remembrance of the quote (I have quite an awful memory but if I remember something, you know it’s special).

“The greatest salvation one can achieve, is to not be born into this world, we live in a beautiful world that is just as cruel” – Eren Yeager, 2022

This is the only quote in the list that is not said by a teacher. I only included it because it is easily the best quote I’ve heard in my opinion and I felt the desire to share it with you all. A lot of optimists will very quickly jump to reject the truth that lies in the above given quote; however, it is very hard to argue against it. But first, let’s take a walk. 

Our eyes seem to ignore certain things we see in our daily life. Place your brain on a treadmill and make it work. Grab that pair of rose-coloured glasses and slide it on your ears. Step out of your little house and fill those lungs with fresh, crisp air. Ditch the shoes. Let your bare feet step upon the dew dotted green blades of grass. Look at the rough, warm barks of trees and the blue sparkling sky reflecting its glory upon all the people it covers. The bright sun glaring its rays and the humid air sleeping on your skin. A man bicycles across the road, sweat dripping from his jaw. The jar of coins clanks as a two-rupee coin falls inside. A gust of wind ripples the tattered clothes that rest on the beggar’s body. Another woman drops a lightly damaged a ten-rupee note inside the metal container in the beggar’s hand. The poor man’s eyes smile from his cheeks. 

Now take those Rose-colored glasses off.

The man smiles, knowing that it is only today he will be able to have a small meal. A sigh of relief escapes the woman knowing that she has gotten rid of the damaged note nobody would use. A snake slowly slithers up the same warm bark of a tree that leads to a thin branch carrying three pigeon eggs inside a tar nest. The cyclist reaches the finishing line, sweat dripping from his jaw, his lungs desperately gasping for air and a participation certificate in his hand. There’re always two sides to a coin, and it benefits us in no way if we only focus on one. 

“Teaching isn’t my first passion; Learning is my first passion. I love learning, and thus I teach” – Joel Dave Sir (Teacher Music Marq), 2021

This is a very interesting quote said by none other than the music teacher for Chrysalis High Marq. What is the difference between learning and teaching? 

Learning is when you acquire knowledge and teaching is when you spread knowledge. It is a phenomenon similar to the chicken and egg loop. Learning can only be done if someone teaches you and teaching can only be done if you have learnt something. If one likes to teach people, then it must mean he or she is an avid learner, and if one desires to learn new things, he or she has the raw material to be a teacher. Joel sir represented this loop in one sentence perfectly. There is no backing off from learning, nor is there a passion to teach without a passion to learn. A good teacher will always be a good learner because the chicken can only be a healthy chicken if it has come out of a healthy chicken egg.

“There was once a young girl, her uncle gifted her a book on her birthday. She couldn’t read English properly at that age, but she still read the book. Again, and again, until she could understand the words and start appreciating it. That girl was me, and the book was My family and other Animals” – Sonali Dutta Ma’am (Teacher English Marq), 2021

I remember listening like a curious infant when Ma’am narrated this story. And the final plot twist dropped like an atom bomb in 1945 (Little dark humour there). It was truly the most suited thing to say to grasp a person with hands of iron and drop him inside a pool of curiosity. This quote lives rent free in my mind, because of how quickly it managed to stun the listener. A sudden, abrupt urge to read My family and other Animals hits the listener like a truck. It is a great salesman trick indeed, but there is a deeper meaning to the seemingly simple set of sentences if one only thinks hard enough. 

In the story, the girl could barely read English at first and it was only the sheer desire to know what lies within a leather coated hardcopy of a children’s book that drove her ambition to learn English. It isn’t a chore to learn, learning should always be a choice. Think of learning as a bonfire in a cold, angry blizzard. The blizzard represents the desperate need to learn, or one cannot make a living in this world. But to begin a bonfire, a spark is needed. That  one crucial spark is what one must find in life to learn something. Children have a larger curiosity compared to the adults trying to balance their life. Children have potential that needs to be used quickly and properly, they are the ones who have the highest probability of creating a spark for a fire that will last them decades worth of knowledge. 

“I was screaming in Joy when you all passed round three, I’m proud of you all, and I mean it” – Indrani Singh Ma’am (Principal Marq), 2021

This Quote was spoken by our Principal ma’am after we finished at a disappointing rank three in the Math Mania Event. Although the rest of the competitors were a grade above us, landing a third rank by a difference of fifty points was no impressive feat. The teachers had been head over heels on the concept of us passing Round Three, since doing so, would result in a sure position between ranks one to three. It was a desperate situation, several dumbbells pushed down our shoulders. We slid through a thin, fine gap for each of the previous rounds. All of us were in the end, unimpressed and had no feelings of joy whatsoever. But, just looking at our teachers’ eyes smile from their cheeks felt like a blanket in the early morning. If it were to be true, just picturing our Principal ma’am yell at the television screen in sheer joy was a sight enough to make a grown man cry. I appreciate this quote for the feeling it radiates, it radiates the feeling of pride. It made the slightly disappointed team of eighth graders feel like they made someone proud, and that all the hard work was worth it.  

“I know you all got bad marks in Term 2, but I still believe that you can do it, so I will make you practice” – Prachi Gupta (Teacher Math Marq), 2022

I remember this quote only because I will never be able to forget the hideous math marks that fate wrote below my name in Term II. Those marks were easily the worst I’ve gotten in any term till date. It felt like the entirety of the sky came crashing down on me. Since that day, every time Prachi ma’am even mentioned her desire for us to ace the next set of exams and how much she is proud of our below average class, it was an obligation to remind her of the mourning raindrops that thundered upon our math marks last time. One day, she decided to say that she does not care about those marks anymore and we shouldn’t either. Before that miserable term, all of us got decent marks, so why be apprehensive about the upcoming exams? 

It felt like she really poured her faith into us, and was drawing us a map to the treasure that lies in June with every equation she solved. She never hesitated to say she’s proud of the class and still believed in it, only if the mirror said the same to all of us, determination would chuckle at every problem. However, reality seems to differ. Nevertheless, my appreciation for the line remains the same regardless of its impact.

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Chrysalis School is a hidden gem that is absolutely amazing. The experience started when we were driving through in search of school for our kids and saw this attractive newly built school.

Our interaction with school alumni assured us that our child will be in the best hands with the teachers and staff. The faculty and staff truly care about the students and are available around the clock to help with student needs.

Cheers!
Yaduveer Singh & Tanu Chaudhary

I started my journey at Chrysalis High in the third grade, and have been studying in the same till now and from all these years, I can say that Chrysalis High has the best staff and curriculum.

PUPA (Prior Understanding of Pupil Attributes) is a unique method used in Chrysalis High to understand a student’s learning ability, skills and emotions. They gain this knowledge from the parents and us in an effort to understand us better. The extracurricular activities, inter-school competitions, sports and cultural days organised help incorporate fun and games along with academics.

The student council and the elections for its positions familiarise a student with a sense of responsibility and teamwork. Studying at Chrysalis High has helped me grow to my full potential and has indeed trained me for the exam called life.

I would like to thank all the teachers and staff at Chrysalis High for making my learning experience the best.

Indrani-Singh

Ms. Indrani Singh

Chief Vision Officer, Principal, Chrysalis High Marq & Head - Chrysalis Kids

Ms. Indrani Singh possesses a MSc and B.Ed degree to her credit. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of education and has climbed the rungs of leadership with her sheer dedication, hard work and love for her profession. She joined as the Head of Chrysalis Kids in 2013, which is a pre primary school of Chrysalis. Her out of box thinking and her ideology of doing the right thing for the children have helped her to pioneer new processes to make learning an enriching experience for the children. Across a period of seven years, Ms. Indrani Singh has become a flag bearer of Chrysalis vision, especially the PUPA (Prior Understanding of Pupil Attributes) Program. Indrani brought in the idea of Pre-CHAMPS to all Chrysalis schools. Known for her ideation & focus on quality, Indrani leaves no stone unturned to ensure children have a wonderful learning experience at Chrysalis. In 2017, she was made Associate Academic Director – Pre Primary & again promoted to Academic Director – Pre Primary, a role she handles along with the responsibilities of Chrysalis High, Marq. Under her supervision and guidance, many initiatives like Pre-CHAMPS, AwSTEM, Festival of learning were initiated and appreciated by all. Today she handles multitude of responsibilities from heading two schools to overseeing the Pre-Primary Curriculum Team of Chrysalis as the Academic Director. In addition to these profiles, she was recently promoted as Chief Vision Officer to propel PUPA, an initiative of Chrysalis, to greater heights. To this day, her ideas and her sheer determination to always try something different and new makes her a formidable and integral part of Chrysalis. With an unending pandemic looming over us, the future for education looked uncertain. But Ms. Indrani with her belief that learning should not stop for the children, ideated on the perfect balance of online and live class model to suit the learning styles of the children. The plan started with what best would suit the children and also help the working parents who were facing their own challenges and obstacles. The online model started with curriculum videos which the Chrysalis teachers recorded with the right guidance and methodology which was well defined by her. The live classes began with once a week class to slowly introduce the children to digital learning. With children adapting to live class, the sessions increased to add more to their knowledge. Teachers were sensitized about the challenges of live class and how to ensure that they do the right thing for the children and be an integral part in their learning given the circumstances. Providing the right support to parents and the challenges they faced, were also key elements of the whole digital teaching process. Providing individual support to the children was one way to ensure we partnered with parents to provide the right support to the children and ensure that the learning did not stop.

Transport

We provide a fleet of well-maintained buses with trained drivers and lady attendants. Special care is taken while appointing the drivers, to ensure that only the experienced and qualified drivers are appointed after undergoing a driving test. The buses are equipped with safety equipment and a first-aid kit in case of an emergency.

Being GPS enabled, the school can locate the position of a bus at any time during commute and in case of a breakdown, can send a replacement bus instantly. To avoid rash driving and speeding, speed governors are installed in all the buses.

Salient Features

Nutrition

The School serves balanced and nutritious vegetarian snacks and lunch to students who have opted for the facility.

To supervise students during lunchtime, a teacher is appointed for monitoring each table. Children are trained to keep themselves clean and display correct dining manners.

Reverse Osmosis systems for purifying drinking water are available across the campus throughout the day.

Student Safety and School Security

Safety Always a step ahead!

Chrysalis is inarguably the only school where at no point of time, any child is left without supervision of a female teacher!

CCTV Cameras- Entire premises

Precautionary measures

Working at Chrysalis High has been a wholesome experience for me. What stands out for me is the support I receive from the school management in standing by my vision and passion as a teacher.

It would not be an exaggeration in the slightest, if I said that I feel always supported by the principal, coordinator and staff in performing my duties to the best of my abilities. This makes me confident that I would be given room to grow as an educator. It feels great to be part of a group that takes meaningful steps towards turning our philosophy and values into action!

The values we would love to instill in our students at Chrysalis High are strongly rooted in our hearts by our compassionate and efficient school heads and mentors and model them to our students.

The induction programme has been nothing short of immense learning and much-needed guidance to face all our challenges head-on and it has helped prepare ourselves for the year ahead.

At Chrysalis High, I find myself doing what I love to do, staying true to what I strongly believe in and above all I can see myself as a passionate learner with new opportunities to learn each and every day. To top it all, the love and support my students shower on me is an additional perk without which I cannot be the happy teacher that I am today.

Suhasini. S
Secondary Teacher

Chrysalis High team integrates compassion into their teaching standards, emphasizes the importance of values and builds leaders through each of their classes and lessons. It allows for a lower student to teacher ratio. Online teaching during difficult times of Covid – 19 was indeed a huge challenge for all schools but the support provided by the school to transcend the challenge of teaching students by providing apt and timely training to teachers in online teaching methodology is commendable. This has been very useful to students as well as their parents. The teachers had worked hard in coming up with innovative methods of teaching to keep the students up breast with subjects with their enthusiasm intact.  It’s been a wonderful journey for me at Chrysalis High so far.  The entire team works in unison with one thought in mind – the betterment of the children.

My sincere thanks to Principal ma’am, Coordinators and last but not least my colleagues for the constant support and love.

Upasana Banerjee –
Primary Teacher

I am very happy studying at Chrysalis High Bannerghatta Road. I got admission during the lockdown period. The online classes were well organized and very interactive.

I gained a lot of knowledge during online classes, and the teachers understood us quickly and were there for us at all times. Even though we didn’t meet personally, the atmosphere at Chrysalis was always very warm and supportive. Even though online classes were new to everyone, our teachers were able to identify where we were lagging, and they provided Individual Support Classes (ISP).

The teachers are very interactive, friendly with us, and support us to come up with our own ideas. Practical explanation of the subject through STEaM is also one of the most exciting sessions in our school. The teachers also covered extracurricular activities and enrichment activities during the online classes. The warm welcome by the teachers to the offline classes made us more excited to attend school and a day at Chrysalis High with my friends and teachers is something that I eagerly look forward to every day.

Chrysalis High, is a great school which develops a good foundation for kids both academically and also in character building. Both the pre primary and now the primary school years for Samay, have been socially nurturing and academically challenging. Our son loves his school, he has come a long way from his nursery days till today, the 3rd grade.

Everyone at school, be it the Principal, Coordinators, teachers or the administrative staff, all have been really cooperative and supportive. Chrysalis also has one of the best parent – teacher relationship!

Overall, Chrysalis High, has been a wonderful experience for both Samay and us till date. We appreciate the great work and looking forward for more!

Regard,
Kavita

I have been in Chrysalis High BG Road since 2018. The teachers have laid a strong foundation, helped me improve on my basics in all subjects and played a major role in me evolving into the best version of myself. My school has given me many opportunities to develop my leadership skills and I will always feel grateful about that. I have made many friends in the last couple of years, thanks to the warm atmosphere at Chrysalis High. During online classes our school left no stone unturned and even though our classes were online, they ensured we learnt with the same enthusiasm.

My Voyage at Chrysalis High Marq has been spectacular and overwhelming. The school has positive vibes that makes it a beautiful shelter for not only students but also for the teachers. Here at Chrysalis we are motivated to nurture the young minds in the best possible way.

I learnt number of years of work experience is not that counts, what is more important is the quality one possesses through their learning experience. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and unfaltering curiosity.

Chrysalis High is an impressive organization that makes educators feel supported and equipped. I ’am proud to be a part of this institution that strive to take eloquent steps to transform our care philosophy and values into effective action.

I feel privileged to be an integral part of such a proficient and progressive workforce. Chrysalis oozes integrity and excellence that is t=refreshing and essential in our daily duties.

Chrysalis exemplifies what it means to be an organization that is “To help our children excel by understanding them, guiding them on the right path and strengthening their self belief.”

I enjoy working at Chrysalis High because this is a place where high energy meets absolute dedication.As a teacher, each day is a new day for me and I fully value the myriad opportunities that enhance my experience.

I also appreciate the unique working atmosphere and  the collaborative culture  that allows me to grow not only as a professional, but also as a person.

The school provides me with a lot of scope to interact with children and their parents, and this gives me an opportunity  to gain deeper insights into ways to help each of them achieve their academic goals.

The school’s vision for children is a guiding principle for all of us. It is indeed a pleasure to work with my immediate superiors who are both-understanding and supportive in all aspects. Together, I am certain that we will have a mutually enriching and exciting academic year ahead.

Anuradha Shankar Venkataraman,
Employee, Chrysalis High Marq

Chrysalis High Marq has paved new roads of possibilities of learning and fruitful experiences for both teachers such as myself and the students.

The things that are most satisfying for me are the never ending opportunities to learn, perform out of the comfort zone and most importantly the endless love that I receive from the children. Life is a continuous learning process and Chrysalis High Marq has made it possible by giving me many opportunities to be creative in the way I work. The whole team works as a family by supporting and helping each other at any given point of time .

The motivation, appreciation, support and positivity received by us is in turn passed on to our students. The school believes in the holistic development of all its children and takes all the necessary measures to nurture the young minds in a fruitful way. I am extremely proud to be a part of the Chrysalis High Marq family.

Shivani
Educator, Chrysalis High Marq

In the field of Construction, they say- “ A well-designed and strong foundation keeps the building standing while the forces of nature wreak havoc.” The same purpose that a foundation serves for a building, schooling does for our children- ensures they are wholly prepared for the journey called Life!

Having worked for a few schools in the past, I was aware of the paramount role a school plays in the initial nurturing of a child. While joining Chrysalis, I expected a similar school environment as in my past, but to my astonishment, things were incredibly better. While the academics here are indeed exceptional, even better is the focus on the character development of each child. Teachers know their Children really well, beyond just recalling the child’s name; all thanks to initiatives like PUPA. The teachers nurture children in a way that is not just caring and loving but also instills in them qualities like compassion, collaboration, empathy and many more from an early age. Children are also encouraged in a way that they constantly thrive to develop confidence in their own unique abilities.

Well, what we reap is what we sow; and not just the teachers but the whole team in Chrysalis believes in this fact. We work together tirelessly because we know we are nurturing kids to form a responsible and noble generation for the future!

Anjali E
Faculty, Chrysalis High Marq

I have been a student at Chrysalis High Marq for two school years and from what I have experienced, I can tell you it is a great school. The staff is excellent and the rules help keep the school safe and in order.

There is an equal balance of learning and reviewing the information. There are enrichment activity classes as well to where we have life skill and ink well sessions that help in the refinement and polishing of the mind. Chrysalis has initiated many activities for students. We have engrossing and fun-filled Indoor Champs, Performing Arts classes, Buddy interaction time etc. The teachers in Chrysalis are hardworking and determined . I am so proud and lucky to go to Chrysalis!

Sean Lennon
Grade VIII