The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. This underrated gift is the trailblazer of the swiftly advancing World. The children of this generation have a sense of utopia which when worked upon becomes the vision of the future. These dreams may seem naïve to many of us but they are the essential raw materials instrumental in shaping character and careers.

The school is at the intersection of the outside world and the child's dreamland or the link between Reality and Utopia. The environment provided to a child – teachers, peers, and lessons determine the quality of the seed which shall sprout and later blossom. The aforementioned environment has a contemporary component too. We are living in the age of information. A 21st century child’s education is not bound by books and blackboards. The internet and electronic media play a major role in the modern educational system, establishing a new style of learning and alleviation of doubts.

A popular practice in some schools is Moodle (Modular object-oriented Dynamic learning environment) or the ‘Virtual Learning Environment’. Here the teacher and the student both use the same medium - Internet. An introduction can be worked out by giving assignments which compel students to explore the internet. Also, awareness must be spread about our environment, the need for its conservation and the consequences of its ill-treatment. A ‘green mind’ must be inculcated that looks for sustainable solutions to environmental hazards.

Since internet and learning are not slaves of space and time, proper guidance at all levels becomes a requisite due to which the child’s home holds even greater significance and responsibilities. The moral, cultural, social and environmental etiquettes need to be expressed emphatically. Undeniably, parents are the first teachers and their involvement becomes more and more important in nurturing a personality which will be socially commendable.

All Saints’ endorses ‘To the Highest’ as its motto and has established its authenticity. At the same time, Miss Auer’s magical words, “It is in giving that we receive” lay the foundation of All Saints’. So we endeavour to achieve excellence with hard work and compassion as our traits. Not only do we aim to be academically ahead but culturally and morally sound. The collaboration of home and school and the conduit to the world of knowledge and innovation will certainly ensure the development of worthy citizens of our country. We should pray and work together to achieve this ideal.

Dr. Rahat Badr, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.