During my days of childhood, opportunities were far less as they are today. The children are fortunate that there are ample prospects of growth. Our duty as a school is to ensure that the students achieve the zenith of their success with all the values intact. We emphasize that success will be cherished if it is achieved by proper means and that is why we value ‘VALUES’ at Lexicon.
Education and learning is a continuous life long process. There is no age limit for learning, the moment learning stops, growth stops. We are striving to make our students understand the importance of being lifelong learners. I believe that the basic education given to the students at Lexicon will also teach them the importance of humility and they will remember this even when they become successful leaders tomorrow.
‘Believe in yourself’ is the motto of the school. These are three simple words but there is immense depth in these words. There is nothing that can stop the growth of Lexiconites; the students of Lexicon would display knowledge and wisdom in the times to come. The motto ‘Believe in yourself’ would be the mantra of their success, and when the student would come back - owing his success to school, and when he would narrate his days of school with a smile on his face and a glitter in his eyes, that is when I would feel that the school has played an important role in a student’s life.
Dr. Monisha Sharma, the Director of the Lexicon Group of Schools is a charming, unassuming, and soft spoken visionary. Her penchant to attain new milestones in education and her innate love and affection for the student community has made her push herself to explore new academic adventures within a short span of less than a decade. At the helm of three CBSE High schools, Dr. Monisha Sharma is a B.Tech, MBA and an approved Prof. from University of Pune. She has a keen eye for the latest technological innovations and strives hard to get them functional in our educational setup. Her far sighted academic vision has helped The Lexicon Schools to come up with unique concepts such as Jolly Phonics in Pre-Primary and Class I. Caterpillar to Butterfly or C2Bs as they are popularly known is again the brainchild of our dear Director through which she has envisioned of providing every student the opportunity to hold a mike and display his/her innate talents. This activity from classes L.K.G. – V is hugely popular with our patrons too. Her desire to get the benefits of scientific innovations in education has helped us to come up with the innovative projects in secondary classes from VI – X wherein students work in groups on given topics and display path breaking ideas and inventions.
She strongly believes that, “quest to explore, thirst to experiment and self belief are the traits every achiever on this planet has shown! These are the traits we want to develop in our students along with values. We feel that with an onslaught of technology it is more important now than ever to make our students not only understand but respect family and relations! Our endeavour is and will always be to equip our students with all the skills needed to make them a complete person, professionally and personally; wanting to learn, grow, excel and innovate while being sensitive to the needs of fellow beings and environment.’’
Mrs.Sunita Sharma, M.A., B.ED., D.S.M is an educationist, who has been a brilliant teacher at primary, secondary & senior secondary Levels, in schools across India, with enviable 100% results year after year leading her students to outstanding success in scholastic & co-scholastic fields at the highest levels. She has 12yrs experience in teaching & 14 yrs as an administrator, having worked in various national and international schools across India, her last appointment was that of the Principal of a leading school in Pune for 10yrs as the founder Principal. She is the recipient of the' Best Teacher award 4times as a teacher. “Ideal Principal” award & the school was awarded “Best School” in Maharashtra for NSS initiatives. Alumni of Holy Cross Convent in school and later St John’s College Agra, where she graduated from, She is MA in History and 2nd rank holder in the university. She stood 1st in Maharashtra in DSM (Diploma in School Management). She is a poetess and has a collection of poems in English and Hindi. National basket ball player and an athlete in School, she also has cross country cycling to her credit. She has acted as a Counselor, subject expert, paper setter, Board paper evaluator and guest lecturer & lays emphasis on modern approaches & innovative methodology of teaching learning and firmly believes that learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners. A strict disciplinarian, who focuses on hard work, commitment, honesty, respect for culture & values and above all, qualitative approach in every effort. She believes that every day is a learning process and there is no end and no age for learning. Her hobbies include writing, cooking, gardening, interior decoration and theatre. Grandchild then, daughter of an army officer, later an army officer’s wife and now mother of an army officer, she lays great emphasis on discipline. She has travelled far and wide, which has broadened her outlook and understanding of various communities. These varied experiences have helped her in interactions with the parents and the students.
Additional Director's Message
Her message to the students of today is that," nothing stands in front of a willing heart and strong determination. Have a goal in mind, for goals give direction, purpose and meaning to life. If it’s to be…..it’s up to YOU. The very act of believing creates strength of its own. Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know. Be willing to learn.
Mrs. Candice Braganza-Anto is the Principal of The Lexicon School, Hadapsar, and has been a teacher and administrator for more than 13 years now. Coming from a family of teachers and lecturers, she has grown up on the values that make a great educator, thus allowing her to explore all the nuances of creating the right learning environment. Efficiently integrating traditional principles with modern educational devices, she ensures that her teachers and students enjoy a perfect mix of both.
She has specialized in Human Development and Early Childhood Care and Education while completing her Home Science Degree, educational knowledge that has helped her greatly in understanding the finer aspects of child education. She then went on to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree in Education following it up with a Master’s Degree in Arts specializing in English Literature. Topping up her own learning process with a Master’s Degree in Education, she brings to her job humility and an extraordinary sense of discipline.
She believes that true knowledge can be instilled in a child not by force but by channelizing the learning process through a world of discovery and amazement. Only then is the transfer of knowledge complete. The process does not end only withgreat report cards either. A good human being with all the core values of a righteous upbringing justifies his education and when this knowledge is passed on to his fellow men, the circle of learning goes forth endlessly.
Spearheading her school at a comparatively young age, her enthusiasm and diligence continue to propel her in the field of modern education. A strong sense of duty coupled with her commitment towards her staff as well as students makes her a respected leader.
The learning process never ends. Students, teachers, administrators and even today’s leaders have a duty towards themselves as well as towards humanity to educate themselves continually in every sphere possible. The degrees required for a good career are only the beginning of a wholesome life. It is a constant yearning for knowledge that brings about true awakening. At Lexicon, we instill in your child the ability to explore his or her potential, no doubt a better safeguard than any other. Even as our students step out of school life and enter the competitive world outside, their unwavering commitment to values will continue to nurture their thirst for advancement in every domain, all through the doorways of knowledge.