Glenrich International School

Mr. Ramesh Mudgal of Glenrich International School Satarkul

Cholpori News / By Katerina Don / November 20, 2023 A Reader and a Leader Glenrich International School Satarkul welcomed its first batch of students this year into a newly built campus in Sun Valley, Satarkul. The five-story campus is equipped with sports facilities, a high end auditorium,, music rooms, and a roller skating rink, swimming pools, basketball courts, cricket nets and a football field. The entire school has high speed wifi connectivity with every classroom equipped with Interactive Flat Panel. The institution offers the Cambridge curriculum in addition to a list of embedded enrichment programs such as Curriculum Embedded Robotics, Music Curriculum of ABRSM and additional French Language course from Alliance Francaise.. The core philosophy of the institution is to go beyond academics and be a ‘School of Life’, preparing young students for a future where innovation and interconnectedness are paramount. At the heart of this thriving institution is Mr. Ramesh Mudgal, a visionary educator and administrator who has dedicated his career to steering students and institutions towards success. When it comes to my students, I want them to be compassionate individuals, independent thinkers and productive contributors. A Passionate Advocate for Reading As the principal of Glenrich International School Satarkul, Mr. Mudgal embodies the qualities of an avid reader, a proponent of early robotics education, and an exceptional administrator. He firmly believes that a strong reading habit is the cornerstone of academic success. “Reading is an essential part of learning. It’s a very impactful habit to have and without reading, you’re not learning much.” Under his leadership, Glenrich International School Satarkul is establishing a rich library and reading programs, fostering a culture of literacy that encourages students to develop a lifelong passion for reading. This investment will enhance academic performance and help students become more empathetic and well-rounded individuals. Introduction to Computing and Robotics from a Young Age Mr. Mudgal is a strong advocate for early exposure to robotics and technology. He firmly believes that students should be digitally literate and have strong STEM foundational education from a young age. This not only equips them with essential skills for the future but also instills a love for problem-solving and innovation. Glenrich International School Satarkul boasts cutting-edge robotics programs that challenge students to think critically and creatively. Mr. Mudgal has set up similar programs around the world which have nurtured a generation of young engineers and inventors who are poised to make a significant impact on the world. The Art of Administration Mr. Ramesh Mudgal’s administrative skills are exemplary. His leadership is not limited to the school – he is also a content creator and coach. With a career spanning several international schools, he has honed his expertise in managing educational institutions. His ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of educators and staff is a testament to his commitment to creating an enriching and harmonious environment for both students and professionals. He is committed to building glocal systems that are grounded in local culture but plugged into the world. “Gone are the days when you could probably shut yourself down and write a book or something like that. And then publish it after three months, four months, five years, and all, there is a lot that is in six months, the world would have changed completely. There will be so many new things coming up over there. So, networking is very important because you will grow as an individual. When you are in contact with the others, when you seek support from the others, when you learn from the others. And when you build on the strength of others, I think that’s very important.” said Mr Ramesh.  His leadership philosophy revolves around the belief that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Mr. Mudgal recognizes the importance of involving parents, teachers, and the community in a child’s education. He has made himself available to parents, with monthly “Coffee With the Principal” hours and engaging community events like “food crafting” for parents and students. He encourages open lines of communication and collaboration, allowing everyone to contribute to the growth and development of the students. Glenrich International School Satarkul: The GLENRICH Approach Under Mr. Mudgal’s leadership, Glenrich International School Satarkul has adopted a unique approach that can be best described by the acronym “GLENRICH.” Each letter represents a core value that the school embodies: This holistic approach to education ensures that students not only excel academically but also grow into compassionate, innovative, and responsible global citizens. Mr. Ramesh Mudgal looks forward to developing more opportunities to bring school to life and life to school. As the world changes, institutions like Glenrich and educators like Mr. Mudgal are ensuring that the next generation is well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Source: Mr. Ramesh Mudgal of Glenrich International School Satarkul – blog.cholpori

শৈশবের শিক্ষায় বিকশিত হোক সাফল্যের সম্ভাবনা

কালের কণ্ঠ ১২ অক্টোবর, ২০২৩ ঢাকার আর দশটি সাধারণ পরিবারের মতোই মোহসিনার পরিবার। স্বামী-স্ত্রী দুজনই চাকরি করেন। তাঁদের সন্তানের বয়স মাত্র তিন বছর পার হলো, অথচ তাকে নিয়ে দুশ্চিন্তার অন্ত নেই মা-বাবার। কোন স্কুলে দেবেন, কোথায় কী শিখবে, স্কুল কেমন হবে, শিক্ষক কেমন হবেন ইত্যাদি চিন্তায় তাঁদের ঘুম নেই কয়েক দিন। সন্তানকে নিয়ে দুশ্চিন্তার এই চিত্র আজকাল যেন খুব স্বাভাবিক। বর্তমানে বেশির ভাগ পরিবারই শিশুর শিক্ষা নিয়ে দুশ্চিন্তায় ভোগে। একটি শিশুর শিক্ষাগ্রহণের প্রক্রিয়া শুরু হয়ে যায় মায়ের গর্ভেই। আর এ কারণেই বেশির ভাগ ডাক্তার ওই সময় মায়েদের হাসিখুশি থাকতে বলেন, গান শুনতে বা অঙ্ক করাসহ সৃষ্টিশীল কাজের সঙ্গে সম্পৃক্ত থাকার উপদেশ দেন। মায়ের ভালো লাগার বিষয়গুলো সন্তানের মধ্যেও প্রবাহিত হয়। তবে মায়ের গর্ভে থাকাকালে প্রচ্ছন্ন শিক্ষা বা জিন থেকে উত্তরাধিকার সূত্রে প্রাপ্ত তথ্য একটি শিশুর পরিপূর্ণ বিকাশে যথেষ্ট নয়। শিশুটিকে পূর্ণ সম্ভাবনায় বিকশিত করতে হলে শৈশবেই পারিপার্শ্বিক শিক্ষা অর্জন করা জরুরি। সাধারণত শিশুদের মস্তিষ্কের ৮০ শতাংশই প্রথম তিন বছরের মধ্যে গঠিত হয়ে যায়। এরপর তিন থেকে পাঁচ বছরের মধ্যে ৯০ শতাংশ পর্যন্ত মস্তিষ্ক গঠিত হয়। এই সময়টি শিশুদের শিক্ষা ও বিকাশের জন্য অত্যন্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। বিশেষ করে বাকি জীবনের জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় বিষয়ের ভিত্তি এ সময়েই গড়ে ওঠে। তাই এ সময়ে কী শিখবে আর কিভাবে শিখবে তার ওপরই নির্ভর করে শিশুটির সাফল্যের সম্ভাবনা। আর এ কারণেই শিশুর পূর্ণ বিকাশ নিশ্চিত করতে বিশেষজ্ঞরা শৈশবের শুরুর (আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড) শিক্ষাকে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ মনে করেন। আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড শিক্ষা মূলত এমন একটি ব্যবস্থা, যেখানে শিশু খেলতে খেলতে জীবনের জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় বিষয়গুলো শিখে নেয়। এ সময় শিশুদের প্রশ্ন করার প্রবণতা বৃদ্ধি পায়, জগতের সব কিছু সম্পর্কে জানার কৌতূহল তৈরি হয়। আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড শিক্ষা শিশুদের এই কৌতূহল মেটায়, জগেক নিজের মতো করে দেখার জন্য প্রস্তুত করে তোলে। এই শিক্ষাব্যবস্থার মধ্য দিয়ে শিশুদের সামাজিক দক্ষতা গড়ে ওঠে, আত্মবিশ্বাসী হয়ে ওঠে তারা। শিশুরা এ সময় বিভিন্ন রকম খেলার মধ্য দিয়ে কিভাবে নতুন নতুন জিনিস শিখতে হয়, তা চর্চা করে। ফলে বাকিদের চেয়ে খুব দ্রুত তাদের বুদ্ধিবৃত্তিক বিকাশ ঘটে। আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড শিক্ষা ব্যবস্থায় শিশুর শারীরিক ও মানসিক বিকাশও ত্বরান্বিত হয়। সব দিক থেকে শিশুদের পরিপূর্ণ বিকাশে খুব কার্যকর হওয়ায় বিশ্বব্যাপী আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড শিক্ষার জনপ্রিয়তা বাড়ছে। দেখা গেছে, যেসব শিশু আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড এডুকেশন গ্রহণ করেছে, তারা বাকি শিশুদের চেয়ে সামাজিকভাবে বেশি দক্ষ হয়ে উঠেছে। এই প্রগ্রামে শিশুরা নতুন বা অপরিচিত কারো সঙ্গে কিভাবে কথা বলবে ও মিশবে, তা শিখছে। দলগতভাবে যে সমস্যাগুলোর সমাধান করা প্রয়োজন, তা সবার সঙ্গে একসঙ্গে খুঁজে বের করছে। যেকোনো পরিবেশ ও পরিস্থিতির সঙ্গে মানিয়ে নেওয়ার সঙ্গে বেশ ছোটবেলা থেকেই পরিচিত হচ্ছে। আর এভাবেই তারা বাকি শিশুদের চেয়ে সামাজিকভাবে দক্ষ হয়ে উঠছে। এই সামাজিক দক্ষতা তাদের বাকি জীবনের ওপর ইতিবাচক প্রভাব ফেলছে। এরপর আসে শারীরিক ও মানসিক দক্ষতার বিষয়টি। সমস্যার সমাধান ও সামাজিক দক্ষতা গড়ে ওঠার সঙ্গে মানসিক দক্ষতার কিছুটা সম্পর্ক রয়েছে। সমস্যা সমাধান করার মধ্য দিয়ে শিশুরা আত্মবিশ্বাসী হয়ে ওঠে। নতুন পরিবেশ বা পরিস্থিতি তাদের খুব বেশি প্রভাবিত করতে পারে না, বরং সামাজিক দক্ষতায় বাকিদের চেয়ে এগিয়ে থাকার কারণে তারা খুব দ্রুত নতুন সম্পর্ক তৈরি করতে পারে। শিশুর পরিপূর্ণ বিকাশে স্কুল বা শিক্ষকের পাশাপাশি পরিবারের ভূমিকাও অত্যন্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। শিশুর শিক্ষার সঙ্গে সম্পর্কিত তিনটি পক্ষ রয়েছে। একদিকে রয়েছে শিক্ষার্থী নিজে, অন্যদিকে রয়েছে ওই শিক্ষার্থীর পরিবার; আরেক দিকে রয়েছে তার স্কুল বা শিক্ষক। এই তিন পক্ষের সমন্বয়ে গড়ে ওঠে শিশুর বিকাশের পথ। শিশুর শিক্ষার প্রথম হাতেখড়ি হয় তার পরিবারেই। শিশুর যেকোনো অর্জনই পরিবারের সহায়তায় অভ্যাসে পরিণত হয়। আর একজন শিক্ষকের প্রধান কাজ হচ্ছে ওই শিশুটির কোথায় আগ্রহ রয়েছে, ভবিষ্যতে সে কোন ক্ষেত্রে ভালো করবে, তা আগে থেকে বের করতে পারা। পাশাপাশি শিক্ষার্থীর মেধা ও আগ্রহের ওপর ভিত্তি করে তাকে ওইদিকে পরিচালিত করা। পরিবার ও শিক্ষকের সম্মিলিত প্রচেষ্টার মাধ্যমেই শিক্ষার্থীর দক্ষতা সম্পূর্ণ বিকশিত হওয়ার সুযোগ পায়। শিক্ষার্থীদের আত্মবিশ্বাসী, দায়িত্বশীল, সংবেদনশীল ও উদ্ভাবনী করে তুলতে এই সম্মিলিত প্রচেষ্টার কোনো বিকল্প নেই। আর্লি চাইল্ডহুড এডুকেশনের উদ্দেশ্যই হচ্ছে মেধা ও দক্ষতা বিকশিত করার মধ্য দিয়ে শিশুদের দায়িত্বশীল, সংবেদনশীল ও আত্মবিশ্বাসী করে গড়ে তোলা। দেখা যায়, এই প্রগ্রামে শিশুরা নিজের কাজ নিজে করার অনুশীলন করছে। যেমন বলা যায়, তারা নিজের খাবার নিজে খাওয়ার চেষ্টা করছে বা নিজেই নিজের জুতা পরার চেষ্টা করছে। আর এতে খুব ছোটবেলায়ই তারা নিজের দায়িত্ব নিজেরা নেওয়া শিখছে। আবার দেখা যায়, তারা বন্ধুদের সঙ্গে ভাগাভাগি করে খাবার খাচ্ছে। আর এর মধ্য দিয়ে গড়ে উঠছে পারস্পরিক সহযোগিতা আর সহমর্মিতা। খেলতে খেলতে পড়ছে, নতুন নতুন বিষয় শিখছে শিশুরা, যা তাদের সংবেদনশীল ও উদ্ভাবনী হয়ে গড়ে উঠতে ভূমিকা রাখছে। অনাগত দিনে শিশুর বিকশিত হওয়ার ভিত্তি গড়ে ওঠে শৈশবেই। তাই শিক্ষাজীবনের শুরুতেই শিশুর যথার্থ পরিবেশে শিক্ষা দেওয়ার বিষয়টি আমাদের গুরুত্বসহ উপলব্ধি করতে হবে। ছোটবেলায়ই সন্তানকে যথার্থ শিক্ষার সঙ্গে পরিচিত করানো গেলে মোহসিনার মতো অনেকেই নিশ্চিন্ত হতে পারবেন।  লেখক : হেড অব জুনিয়র স্কুল, গ্লেনরিচ ইন্টারন্যাশনাল স্কুল Source: শৈশবের শিক্ষায় বিকশিত হোক সাফল্যের সম্ভাবনা (kalerkantho.com)

INTERNATIONAL “SCHOOL OF LIFE” IN THE HEART OF BANGLADESH!

by Search Associates | School Spotlights on 09 October 2023 The path to an extraordinary education begins the moment one steps into Glenrich International School Satarkul (GIS). Known as the “School of Life,” GIS is committed to offering a 21st Century Education in a caring and nurturing environment since its opening in April 2023. It is committed to fulfilling its objective of helping every student realize their potential by creating an environment that nurtures the pursuit of excellence. GIS is a division of one of the most respected corporate groups of Bangladesh, STS Group, committed to building world-class institutions in Education and Healthcare in Bangladesh. Located in Sunvalley, close to Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka, the school ensures a global standard of education by delivering the Cambridge International Curriculum from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The campus includes well-lit, air-conditioned, and Wi-Fi enabled classrooms designed for opportunities to work collaboratively within and between classrooms. Meeting rooms for teachers and parents are also located between classrooms. In addition to a huge library that can seat 90 students at any given time, the school boasts labs for computers, math, science, and Montessori exploration. GIS also features inside a Parents Lounge and Soft Play Area. The auditorium has been designed with state-of-the-art sound and light designs for professional-level events. The auditorium can also be transformed into a gymnasium for indoor games such as table tennis and badminton, as the chairs retract to reveal an amazing indoor games infrastructure.  GIS is home to world-class sporting facilities, with dedicated fields and courts for soccer, basketball, and cricket. Because the roof-top swimming pool comes with a learning pool, students benefit from beginner to competitive level coaching by an experienced, professional coach. Finally, the school is to introduce you to its aesthetically-designed skating rink—the first in Bangladesh—for students in primary and lower secondary school. On its website, the school says, “An experienced skating coach shall hand hold the students in the sport of roller skating which is emerging as one of the modern games globally.” Currently enrolled at GIS are 390 Kindergarten through Year 9 students, most of whom are Bangladeshi. The teaching staff of 100 includes 95 educators from Bangladesh. Pending accreditation with Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE), GIS delivers the Cambridge K-12 Curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A Levels. Co-curricular activities are an important part of the school years, where students can get the best opportunities to explore new ideas and activities. After school, GIS routinely arranges musical, art and dance competitions. Students also regularly take part in inter-school programs. While participation in the inter-school events is encouraged, students are also trained to attend competitions, look for excellence, and learn from others so that they can continuously improve their own performance. GIS also runs various clubs and holds spectacular educational trips. The school plans to collaborate with schools and other institutions from countries outside Bangladesh to organize student exchange programs. Through these programs, GIS hopes to assist senior students immerse themselves in the education and culture of other countries. Glenrich International School Satarkul hires experienced, certified singles and couples wishing to teach abroad. They would consider couples with a non-teaching spouse. Candidates need not hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching, and there is no age limit to obtain a work visa in Bangladesh. The overseas teaching benefits include a non-taxed salary, stipends for the move to and from Bangladesh, and annual airfare for the international teaching employee and dependents. Additionally, monthly housing, including furniture and utilities, is included. The school contributes 10% to a retirement plan and covers full tuition for up to two children per single teacher. GIS offers professional development opportunities and fully covers worldwide health insurance—except for the U.S. To gain access to Glenrich International School Satarkul’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards. Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile. Source: News: International “School of Life” in the Heart of Bangladesh! – Oct 9, 2023 (searchassociates.com)

Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits – the pillars of School of Life

by The Daily Star | Rising Stars on 28 September 2023 In conversation with Ramesh Mudgal, principal of Glenrich International School Satarkul Glenrich International School Satarkul (GIS), located in Dhaka’s Satarkul area, is an educational institution that operates with the motto of “School of Life”. Their campus is a clear testament to those words, rich with lush greenery and state of the art facilities alike. I sat down with the principal of GIS, Ramesh Mudgal, to discuss the philosophy behind the words “School of Life”, and how GIS is implementing these ideas to produce citizens for a brighter future. Tell us a bit about yourself.Ramesh Mudgal: I am a postgraduate in History and Education. I started my career in 1996 as a teacher in Kalaburagi, India. After that, I’ve taught in Thailand, Singapore, and the UAE as well. Since October, 2022, I’ve been with GIS. The best practices I’ve learned from working in different parts of the world have helped me in setting up GIS as a torchbearer of change as a 21st century school.  Can you explain to our readers the concept of “School of Life”? RM: This concept focuses on the fact that education is more than just books and knowledge. Education is actually the development of the whole personality. Education has to prepare a student for life. In my experience, I have seen smart students who have excelled in their academics who did not have great interpersonal skills, who were not receptive to feedback. When the time came for them to enter the job market, they could not sustain a career for long. That is because despite being ahead academically, they did not have the skills required to become successful in life. Our “School of Life” concept is that academics is the bare minimum, what more can we give students? Identifying the potential of the student, helping them realise their strengths and weaknesses, understanding the changing nature of the world, the skill sets and attitudes that will be necessary once they become job seekers or job providers in the future – this is what we provide. According to us, the School of Life concept is KASH: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits. If these things are in place, they will be happy no matter what walk of life they are in. It is clear from the facilities present on the campus of GIS that the students’ physical health is of utmost importance to the school. Besides that, what is GIS doing to ensure that the mental health of its students are protected? RM: Self-worth is an important aspect. Everyone should feel like they are important. We treat every student with respect and make them believe that they are important. Our effort is to identify what the child is good at, take that particular thing and help the child get better at it. At the same time, we encourage them to try other things. If we make them focus on one thing and ignore the things they are good at, they will get demotivated. It is important for our teachers to express care and concern towards students. We are also planning to introduce a relaxation session for our students in the mornings, using the technology available in the classrooms. The world is constantly changing, and the nature of education is changing with it, as well as the expectations from an educational institution. As a school, what is GIS doing to prepare their students for this changing world? RM: To ensure that students are in tune with the changing nature of the world, we are not preparing them for today’s jobs. We have to prepare our students for jobs and activities that are going to be required 15 years down the line. We don’t know exactly what will happen in the future, but looking at today’s world, we can make a fair guess. For example, technology is going to be very strong, even now it is strong but over time it will get stronger and stronger. Manual jobs will be available in lesser quantities, but intellectual jobs will become important. Skills like problem solving, social empathy, values, creativity, these are the skills that will become more significant. Our curriculum is configured keeping all these things in mind. Robotics is integrated in our curriculum until grade 8, it is not optional. Our children are preparing for a world that is going to be a lot more different than the world we occupy now. A proper campus is important in the holistic growth of a child. Can you talk about some features of the GIS campus that you specifically want to mention? RM: A lot of thought has gone into the design of this campus. Some of the unique things about this campus are – the technology that is incorporated into every classroom with WiFi and touchpanels, then there is the huge library, we have a robotics lab, a mathematics lab. We have a skating rink in our school as well, two swimming pools, a phenomenal auditorium, and a rooftop basketball court that can be used for different sports. Laboratories, classrooms, music rooms, sports fields, all the infrastructure in our school is fantastic. Why is learning languages important in the lives of modern students and how is GIS teaching them? RM: We understand that language skills are crucial for every child. Every child has to learn their mother tongue, so Bangla is taught to all Bangladeshi nationals in the school and even expatriate students are encouraged to learn it. But the medium of instruction and communication in this school is English. In addition to that, we understand that the world requires individuals to be experts in one other international language. So, we are offering French as a language in our school. Everybody learns it, and this is being done in collaboration with Alliance Française de Dhaka. What is GIS planning to do to produce the global leaders of tomorrow? What is GIS planning to do to produce the global leaders of tomorrow?RM: Leadership is all about taking responsibility.

GIS welcomes 60 new ‘changemakers’.

by Prothom Alo English Desk on 12 Jul 2023 Glenrich International School Satarkul (GIS) welcomed 60 teachers during an orientation programme held on 5 July 2023 at its premises. The orientation was headed by Ramesh Mudgal, principal of Glenrich International School Satarkul, who welcomed all the new teachers along with his team. Inspired by the theme of ‘School of Life’, GIS calls their teachers ’change makers’ as they will be helping the future generation to learn, grow, solve social problems, and take creative actions, said a press release. The orientation session started with national anthem, followed by speeches from principal Mudgal and Kumkum Habiba Jahan, head of junior school, Glenrich International School Satarkul and Shaharia Sultana Ria, head of human resources, STS Capital Ltd. Local folk bands and artists performed during the event. After lunch the teachers were given customised gifts, ID cards, laptops, handbooks and many other resources. The press release further said, empowered by the modern concepts of curriculum entrenched in robotics, hands-on learning at the math lab, enquiry, project-based learning and excellent sporting infrastructure, GIS provides an unparalleled platform for 21st century learners. It continued that the world will be quite different by the time these students graduate; thus, it is required for the school to have exceptional changemakers to guide these students to shine. Keeping this in mind, Glenrich has onboarded these changemakers to guide the students through their journey of life.  Source: 60 new ‘change makers’ join Glenrich International School Satarkul | Prothom Alo

GIS Welcome 60 new teachers

by Business Post BD on 13 July 2023 Source: https://businesspostbd.com/files/e-paper/2023/07/13/images/10_106.jpg

STS Group Launches Glenrich International School Satarkul

Glenrich International School Satarkul

by The News Times on 07 April 2023 STS Group launched a premium Cambridge curriculum school in Bangladesh, Glenrich International School Satarkul (GIS) on Thursday. It was launched through a campus inauguration ribbon-cutting ceremony, to promote the idea of the “School of Life” and prepare the learners for the future world. The chief guest of the ceremony was Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. The guest of honor was Commerce Minister Mr Tipu Munshi and the special guest was Deputy Education Minister Mohibul  Hasan Chowdhury. Matt Cannell, British high commissioner to Bangladesh (Acting); Professor Dr Md Mashiur Rahman (VC, National University); Steve Plisinski, director, International Schools Services, USA and Bob Kundanmal, chairman of STS Group, Chairman Bob Kundanmal, Managing Director Khondoker Monir Uddin, Director Mohammad A Moyeen, Director Deepak Bhojwani, and the Board of Directors of the school graced the event with their presence. Additionally, Manas Singh, STS Group CEO, and Ramesh Mudgal, principal, Glenrich International School Satarkul, were also present at the event alongside other dignitaries and members of STS Group. After the launching ceremony, all the guests took a tour of GIS’s exceptional state-of-the-art campus. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said: “Over the last decade, Bangladesh has made notable progress in expanding access to education. The government is trying to bring about significant changes in the education landscape. It is amazing to see that STS Group is also contributing in this regard by launching this premium school called Glenrich. I believe this school will make the learners fit for the future world.” Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said: “We are pleased to see the beautiful campus of Glenrich International School Satarkul (GIS) and everything that it promises. Bangladesh is steadily growing in various sectors, including the education industry. I sincerely hope that this growth will persist.” Bob Kundanmal, chairman of STS Group, said: “We are committed to continuously invest in providing the best quality education for the future generation of Bangladesh. Our focus is to bring the development of Bangladesh’s youth at par with the highest standards of global competency and to do that we have taken the initiative to introduce the concept of School of life – equipping our young with the necessary skillset for the future along with an enhanced curriculum.” Steve Plisinski, director, ISS US, said: “We are really excited about the launch of Glenrich International School Satarkul and ISS will be working closely with the team and the management of the school to ensure that the school is providing its students with the highest quality of education at all levels.” During the event, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh (Acting) Matt Cannell said: “It gives me immense pleasure to see the launch of this premium Cambridge curriculum school and appreciated STS Group for their future plan to open more Glenrich International School Satarkuls in different locations in Bangladesh.” Glenrich is promoting a “school of life” concept, where students will learn about scholastic subjects and be encouraged to continue creative pursuits in a caring and nurturing environment. Moreover, students will get a French language course in their curriculum, which is in collaboration with Alliance Française de Dhaka, while STEMROBO will facilitate robotics education. The school will also offer Math Buddy via math labs, while the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music will offer music lessons. Source: STS Group launches Glenrich International School Satarkul – The News Times (thenewstimesbd.com)