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Regular messages from Shelly Gupta, the director of SRIS.
The Director’s Blog
Shelly Gupta, the director of the Silk Road International School, regularly addresses our parents and students. In our blog rubric “Principal’s Message”, she informs about current developments at school.
“I believe in the importance of authenticity and I am passionate about coaching in education as a means to create a learning culture across Silk Road International School Bishkek.”
Welcome Back to School!
Director Shelly Gupta’s greeting word to parents and students for the new school year.
Our Vision for a Better School
Director Shelly Gupta outlines achievements, ongoing improvements and her vision for a better school at SRIS in her 2022 Spring Keynote. She shows why SRIS is the best place for merited young talents.
First Term Retrospective
Ms Shelly, director of SRIS, looks at achievements during the first term and gives an insight about projects currently in the pipeline.
Change is the only constant
SRIS Keynote 2021-03
In her Keynote during the Nowruz celebration of the Silk Road International School (Bishkek) at Asanbai Center on 19th of March 2021, Shelly Gupta, the director of SRIS, summarizes the changes and improvements implemented in the first two terms of school year 2020/2021 and ongoing projects for the third term and next school year (2021/2022).
New Leadership Team
Silk Road International School is in independent Kyrgyz ownership since June 2020. Since the school year 2020/2021 many things were improved by the new international leadership team, for example: Full IGCSE/ICE curriculum, better support for English as a second language, good hygiene and cleaning protocol.
New Vision Statement
«SRIS» is the best place for merited young talents to develop the social competence, cultural awareness and stable personalities needed to become esteemed global citizens in order to make a contribution in society. «SRIS» graduates live by a timeless set of universal values and have everything they need to pursue excellence in all their undertakings.
New Mission Statement
The update of our Vision Statment at Silk Road International School, also resulted in an updated of our school’s mission statement:
«SRIS» strives to provide the best stimulation for young students to develop the responsibility, integrity and self-motivation necessary to develop their personalities and gain the skills to build a career for themselves in the future.
S ➜ Stimulation
We do everything to provide a stimulating learning environment within «SRIS», where learning is inspiring and fun.
R ➜ Responsibility
We are responsible for honoring our commitments and treat all humans, creatures and resources with respect.
I ➜ Integrity
We respect the needs of the people and world around us and we honor the commitments that we made.
S ➜ Self-Motivation
It is our life that we are shaping and that of the people around us. We want to learn, develop and become a better version of ourselves.
Full topic list of this keynote
- New Leadership Team
- New Vision Statement
- New Mission Statement
- Improved online teaching at the start of the year.
- Back to Full Offline with Hygiene Measures
- Improvements in the Cambridge Primary implementation
- Improvements in the Cambridge Secondary implementation
- Academic Intervention
- Induction Programs
- Improved ESL Department
- Cafeteria Improvements
- Update of the SRIS Kyrgyz and Russian Language Program
- Improve the Kyrgyz History Curriculum
- Extend Project Based Learning (PBL)
- Design new school uniform with parent and student involvement.
- Full IGCSE “ICE” Curriculum
- Cambridge Advanced Curriculum – AS and A Levels (11th and 12th Grade)
- German as additional foreign language
- SRIS Summer School Program
- Register until 15th April 2021 – Waiting list is growing
Change is the only constant (SRIS Keynote 2021-03)
In her Keynote -Change is the only constant- SRIS director Shelly Gupta talks about the new leadership team, our vision and mission statement, improvements in the Cambridge Primary and Secondary implementation, Project Based Learning (PBL) and other topics.
Message from Principal 2nd Term
We have successfully moved onto Phase 3 of our Responsible Return Plan this means that we have opened our doors to all students to return to in-person instruction with gradual introduction of some extracurricular activities.
Keeping (School) Spirits High During Social Distancing
Creativity and innovation are valuable tools for an educator to have, and right now, these traits are more important than ever. Finding new ways to connect with students and keeping their spirits as high as possible as we practice social distancing are essential to maintaining educational standards and ensuring the future leaders of our country can achieve the level of success they aspire to.