- To ensure that there are equal opportunities for every child to optimise his potential.
- To ensure that students understand that rights come with responsibilities
- To build self-esteem and a sense of community.
- To motivate students to develop a keenness and understanding for lifelong learning.
To ensure that each student achieves his or her potential academically, technologically, socially and emotionally.
THE SCHOOL’S VALUES
- We believe that every child matters.
- We promote mutual respect
- We believe in equality for all
- We promote innovation and creativity
- We value success in all areas of school life
- We work in partnership with parents and the community
- We encourage students to value learning and be life-long learners
- We aspire, pray that our students grow into active citizens who respect their language and traditions and care for and respect their society/community
FOUNDER PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but the one who can best manage change” – Charles Darwin
In this privileged position as Founder/ Executive Principal it is with great joy that I to write to you on the launch of our refurbished website.
School is now in its seventeenth year. We can see a quantative improvement with each passing year in the school. By school one means, above all, the students and staff and their intellectual and emotional development. In our high-tech, fast moving world it is so easy to lose sight of the most important dimension of life – people.
Our student centered school still caters to the individual. Young people, and especially nowadays, cannot be categorised and labelled. Their ideas, knowledge and creativity refuse to be boxed in. Their challenges in life are vastly different to those which the generation before them faced. This can cause a friction, but, which handled correctly, can give birth to great ideas – a fact which we staff and parents need to acknowledge. The world of our children is vastly different to anything we have ever known.
The school’s most important future aim, in sync with parents, is to ensure that we provide the best environment to direct and harness students’ aspirations and creativity while, at the same time, keeping them grounded in the practicalities of life. School, in addition to the academic aspect, is the practice and groundwork laid for life later on in society.
I look forward to many more years of enhanced, quality performance which is the platform for our students’ life performance.
Ms. Rosa Kucharskyj
“Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose” – Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr
(“The more things change, the more they remain the same”)
A change of Principal does not have to signify any change in the school – in its ethos and culture. Though I am a new incumbent to the Principal’s position, I am not at all new to the values and aims of The British Co-Ed High School, having been a part of this school’s staff since the inception. A school building is not made up of the bricks and mortar, school means the students and staff, the life blood of the institution.
Life always brings us new challenges but they are not insurmountable. Students, particularly our students, continually show themselves to be resilient and positive; looking forward to pick up from where they left off last year when the pandemic of the novel coronavirus hit the world. We have a lot to learn from our young ones. And, in the same vein I hope that it will be the positive lessons from this Covid period that will stay with us. (My deepest sympathies are with those of you who have lost your near and dear ones to the disease [R.I.P.]).
I am very happy to report, initiatives mentioned earlier are now beginning to see the light of day: the Centre for Sustainable Development has been initiated; a wider selection of subjects are now available for classes IX-XII and a four acre sports plot opposite the school is being set up. Other ventures will soon be rolling out to enable students to explore new dimensions of learning while embracing the many changes and challenges that life deals out to us.
The student is still at the heart of this school. The school revolves around the student and his/her intellectual and emotional welfare. A challenging environment is in a continual state of development in order to help the student find his/her best footing in a vastly changing world.
As a teacher with many years of experience, it is vital that I, along with the Staff, know how to harness the energy and dynamism of students within the sphere of the core values of the school. I do hope you enjoy this window/glimpse into school life that the website provides.
I look forward to your comments and appraisal.
Ms. Kiran Harika
BCEHS HISTORY SINCE 2005
2004 – The laying of the foundation stone for “The British Co-Ed High School, Patiala”.
February 2005 – First batch of 157 students moved in to the High School Campus.
August 2005 – ICSE Affiliation.
September 2005 – First International Trip to Australia.
October 2006 – The school initiated its first Annual Inter-School Debate competition in the memory of the first chairman – S. Amar Singh Kamboj.
March 2007 – The first ICSE batch.
April 2007 – Visit by Mr. Edward Trower and Frank Henderson – Alumni Eton College.
April 2008 – ISC Affiliation.
October 2008 – Visit by ‘Brampton Manor’ students (UK).
February 2009 – Four teachers from England visited school under UKIERI (United Kingdom India Education Research).
June 2009 – Three teachers from our school visited the schools in England.
November 2009 – BCEHS celebrated 5 years. The highlight was Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It” directed by Partho Bandyopathyay.
March 2010 – First ISC batch.
October 2010 – The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, visited the Punjab Himachal UKIERI Group.
May 2011 – Aura Leimontaite from Lithuania attended school under the YFU banner and spent six months here.
April 2012 – Senorita Gema Rodriguez Moreno created a true Spanish atmosphere – LA FERIA as part of the International School Award programme.
June 2012 – A Visit to Hatch End High School, London by our teachers.
April 2013 – Block-B Extension.
May 2013 – Ms Vanessa Maria Sanchez Fructuoso – International Faculty – steaching her native language, Spanish.
June 2013 – School was accredited with the British Council International School Award.
June 2014 – The Alicia Jones Community School for under privileged girls was set up.
November 2014 – 10 Years Celebrations of BCEHS. Highlight was The Golden Ticket’ by Ms. Annabelle Rayson, a former Head of Performing Arts at Brampton Manor Arts College, London.
April 2015 – The School Enterprise Challenge project “The Tiffin Box” was initiated.
May 2015 – Visit by students from Lahore Grammar School.
December 2015 – Visit by Prof. Mark Bradley from University of Edinburgh.
April 2016 – Mr Nigel Edwards, senior mathematics teacher from Winchester, United Kingdom, presided over the Annual function.
September 2016 – Students attended The Bhutan Festival of Literature and Art. School started with NSS Activities.
April 2017 – Mr Peter Kucharsky, former head of IT and Design technology, Waler, UK presided over the Annual Function.
June 2017 – Yuvika and Rajvir got selected to study in McGill and Harvard Universities respectively.
June 2018 – Arshdeep Kaur, attended an AFS Intercultural Exchange programme in Egypt.
October 2018 – Our Principal Ms. Kiran Harika, attended a Principal’s workshop in Milan, Italy.
January 2019 – Barkat Dhillon under YFU travelled and studied at a school in Japan.
June 2019 – Sanchit Nanda won a full scholarship under STEM programme to visit Texas, USA for a month. Deepamber and Shashwat of class XII went to Turkey and Italy respectively.
November 2019 – 15 Years Celebration of BCEHS – The highlight of the ceremony was the English play, a Pantomime on Cinderella’ written and directed by Ms. Annabelle Rayson.
2020 – A plethora of online classes characterizes the Academic Year 2020-21. There was a lot of novelty and innovation to capture the attention of all.
All staff are academically and professionally trained, holding a minimum of a Master’s degree in their subject as well as a Bachelors of Education. Staff are trained and mentored in the educational philosophy of the school by the senior co-coordinators; constant monitoring and evaluations and mentoring ensure that the delivery and content of lessons is up to our high standard.
OUR COMMUNITY OF TEACHERS
|1||Modern European Language||Ms. Rosa Kucharskyj|
|2||English Language (11 & 12)||Ms. Rosa Kucharskyj|
|3||English Language (5 to 10)||Ms. Bhalwinder Kaur|
|4||English Literature||Mr. Vikas Devgon|
|5||Hindi||Mr. Mandeep Chand|
|6||Punjabi||Ms. Harjot Kaur|
|7||Social Science, Humanities and G.K.||Ms. Kiran Harika for Block ‘A’, Ms. Harleen Kaur for Block ‘B’(Coordinator)|
|8||Science & IT||Ms. Tejeshree R.V Singh|
|9||Mathmatics/Commerce||Ms. Neelam Malhotra|
|10||Physical Education||Mr. Anil Kumar|
|11||Music||Mr. P.S. Dardi|
|12||Art/ Crafts Coordinator||Ms. Ikvir Kaur|
|Year Group||HoYs 2021-22|
|Year 3||Ms. Evit Grang|
|Year 4||Ms. Akansha Singh|
|Year 5||Ms. Manju Singh|
|Year 6||Ms. Tanudeep Kaur|
|Year 7||Ms. Parneet Kaur|
|Year 8||Mr. Jasjot Singh|
|Year 9||Ms. Manenderjeet Kaur|
|Year 10||Mr. Mandeep Chand|
|Year 11||Ms. Neelam Malhotra|
|Year 12||Ms. Kiran Harika|
GLOBAL CONFERENCES & CPD PROGRAMMES
“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability” – John Wooden.
Keeping in mind the importance of CPD, workshops are organized at The British Co-Ed High School to help the teachers develop and improve their personal as well as professional potential and harnessing their skills leading to better educational opportunities.
The School has organized In-House training workshops by eminent international educators from time to time. Tim Benton, Mike Jeffries, Paul O’Shea, G. Rhydian Morgan have guided our teachers in various aspects of professional development.
Our staff regularly attends various workshops conducted by the British Council, AFS, ICTRC and CISCE