Ms. Nargish Khambatta
At GEMS Modern Academy, we take the responsibility of nurturing our children’s dreams seriously and ensure they enjoy their academic journey, as the most glorious years are spent in the safe environs of school, where the wonder of first-time experiences craft childhood memories that will be savoured forever.
The ethos that has taken years to build is palpable as soon as you enter the school, and even a casual visitor cannot help but be drawn to the warmth and care that seem to exude from every corner. As a visiting overseas Principal once commented – even the walls seem to speak!
At GEMS Modern Academy, like everywhere else, technology is a double-edged sword and while we are eager to maximise the obvious benefits, we are treading cautiously and mindfully. The concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has progressed from being mere jargon to a reality. Our students and teachers are embracing it, but our parents are concerned, and rightly so. While we certainly do not have all the answers, we are leaving no stone unturned in helping our children use technology responsibly. And I am happy to declare that while there is a wealth of information on the World Wide Web readily available at the click of a mouse, the teacher can never be made redundant. You have to walk into a classroom to see the teacher actively igniting their curiosity to know, without the shadow of a doubt, that children will never allow technology to replace their teacher.
The parents of children who have passed out from Grade 12 endorse the ACE (Activities for Curriculum Enrichment) programme we believe in so strongly - the lessons learnt from peers, juniors and seniors, and the leadership opportunity afforded during the afternoon programme chisels their personalities and grooms them into fine young adults who walk tall and take their rightful place in society.
It is our privilege to be educators and we value that privilege earnestly.
Principal - GEMS Modern Academy
As GEMS celebrates 50 years in education, we take a look at Modern’s past and present achievements and look forward to a bright future.