Chandigarh/ Mohali: An enterprising team of educationists has entered tricity’s schooling arena by creating Wunder School – a Mindful Learning concept based play class to elementary and soon to be a CBSE +2 school. Built on a Punjab government approved sprawling 8.5 acre campus, the school is a sight to behold. Located on the New Chandigarh road towards Kurali-Baddi highway, SAS Nagar (Mohali), the school announced the start of operations by holding an open session that showcased the innovative learning systems for the first time in the region.
The school organized sculpturing, aero-modeling, fun with science sessions, lego based activity and painting workshop. A major attraction was the planetarium showcasing our magnificent cosmos to the visiting children. Guests were taken for a walk, through the wonderful learning elements of the school. The high lights included the learning stories created by Mr. Chitwan and the team on the walls, story well, the chat lab, and the exploration center.
To share greater details about the one-of-a-kind school a press-meet was held which was addressed by Anu Mahajan, Administrator, who is a psychologist & counselor and is passionate about school management and developing education systems.
Anu Mahajan said, “At Wunder School, our mission is to help make Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) an integral part of education from pre-school through elementary. We achieve our goals through the concept of experiential learning which simply explained means learning through ‘experience’ & ‘doing’. Students at Wunder School will learn through four key elements -reflection, visualization, experimentation, and conceptualization. We focus on mindful learning which means holistic development of a child’s mind, heart, body & spirit.”
Prince Khullar, Founder-Cum –Chairman, Wunder School, who is a dynamic and well-established educationist of Punjab said, “International awareness and global perspectives are promoted through the curriculum, and exploratory resource centers. Initially, we have established 16 classrooms with each having 2 teachers and 1 class attendant per class of 30 students. The school timings from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm shall facilitate learning inside and outside the classrooms in an eco -friendly campus.”
Adds Khullar, an experienced education industry entrepreneur, “Our curriculum gives a lot of emphasis to ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) based approach in learning at the stage of primary education itself.”
The school is quite uniquely positioned as it offers an equal number of labs to classrooms. Hands-on lab learning, field visits for concept clarity, remedial teaching during day boarding hours for those students who require extra coaching are part & parcel of the new age school. The school’s teaching-learning style shall obviate the need for tuition and hence making it the first school in the region to eliminate tuition culture. General knowledge and newspaper reading will be a daily ritual with the focus of the school on confidence-building and the art of communication.
Learning Landscapes will be an integral part of education. Well designated areas for sports, arts, music, dance, performing arts, etc have been created. The school has a basketball court, skating rink, three clay tennis courts, football fields, track & field, cricket field and facilities for the gymnasium.
In so far as security is concerned there are GPS and camera-enabled transport facilities from Mohali, Kharar, Kurali, Roop Nagar, New Mullanpur and Chandigarh with female attendants on board. The campus too is adequately covered by CCTV.